September 28, 2006

Homecoming 2006 set to begin

Student homecoming activities have been taking place on the Northern Michigan University campus all week.  The Wildcat football team kicks off the sports portion of the annual celebration against Ferris State at 5 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 30) in the Superior Dome.   The pre-game party will be located at the front of the Dome this year and will include a tug-of-war contest, bands, games and more. 

Coach Bernie Anderson’s squad is 2-1 after a 37-35 loss to Saginaw Valley State last weekend, and the ‘Cats hope to get back to their winning ways of the first two weeks of the season.  Ferris comes into the contest 3-1 overall but is in a three-way tie with NMU and Indianapolis for fourth place in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings at 2-1 in league play.

The NMU hockey team gives a sneak peek to the 2006-07 season with an exhibition against Toronto at 7:35 p.m. Saturday at the Berry Events Center.  The ‘Cats will open the regular season next week at the Resch Center in Green Bay against the defending national champion Wisconsin Badgers.

The NMU hockey team gives a sneak peek to the 2006-07 season with an exhibition against Toronto at 7:35 p.m. Saturday at the Berry Events Center.  Northern opens its regular-season play in a week against NCAA defending champion Wisconsin at the Resch Center in Green Bay on Oct. 6-7.  Coach Walt Kyle’s squad tied for fourth in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association at 14-12-2 while posting a 20-14-2 overall mark.  The ‘Cats return to the ice minus nine letterwinners from that team, but have returning their top scorer Darin Olver (15-20-35) and starting goalie Bill Zaniboni (2.31 goals against average, .916 saves percentage) along with a strong corps of talented defensemen.

Tickets are still available for both contests (www.nmu.edu/tickets).

On Sunday (Oct. 1), the Wildcat soccer team meets Ashland at noon at the Superior Dome outdoor field.  Coach Matt Grandstrand’s squad is 9-2 coming into the contest. There is no admission charge.  The Wildcats saw their seven-game winning streak stopped by Grand Valley State in a 4-1 loss last weekend.



Prepared By
Cindy Paavola
Director of Communications
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