Press Box

MARQUETTE, Mich. – This week is a busy week on the Northern Michigan University campus.  It is Homecoming as the highlight is the football game Saturday afternoon, but there are other activities going on and around the NMU campus.  Besides football, volleyball and soccer have home contests this week.  Cross country and golf both compete away from Marquette this weekend.

Volleyball (9-0, 5-0 GLIAC) has a busy week.  The Wildcats have three matches in a span of five days beginning with a short trip to Houghton to take on the Michigan Tech Huskies Tuesday night at 7 p.m. (Sept. 21).  NMU comes back home to face Northwood Friday (Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.) and Lake Superior State (Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m.) Saturday for Homecoming.  After this weekend the ‘Cats will only have four more regular season home matches on the schedule.  The ‘Cats are currently ranked 19th in the nation. 

Football (2-1, 2-0 GLIAC) takes center stage Saturday (Sept. 25) for Homecoming.  The ‘Cats have put up impressive numbers the past two Saturdays both on the scoreboard and on the stat sheet.  NMU takes on the Eagles of Ashland University Saturday (Sept. 25) at 4 p.m. for the annual Homecoming game.    At halftime of the game Saturday the 1975 NMU football team will be recognized.  The team is celebrating its 35th year of winning the national championship.

Coming off an impressive overtime win over Grand Valley State Sunday the NMU soccer team (3-0-3, 3-0-1 GLIAC) host Saginaw Valley State (Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.) and Northwood (Sept. 26 at 12 p.m.) this week.  Jessica Baker this week’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week leads the ‘Cats.  She has not given up a goal in three games.  Head coach Matt Granstrand picked up his 100th collegiate career Sunday with the win over Grand Valley State. 

Cross country after having last weekend off is back on the trail as he team will compete at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday (Sept. 25).  The meet is being held in St. Paul, Minn.

Men’s golf currently competing at the NCAA Division II Regional I is back on the road.  The team competes at the Grand Valley State Invite Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 25-26). 

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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director