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Northwood Announces Partnership With UniversityTickets

September 28, 2018

MIDLAND, MICH. - Northwood University has announced a partnership with UniversityTickets as the official ticket provider for athletic events.

UniversityTickets allows Northwood to take their ticketing options to new levels. Fans can now purchase tickets online at With the online purchasing options, fans can print out tickets at home or send the tickets to their smartphones.  The system will also allow Northwood to track student attendance and set up loyalty programs.

In addition, University Tickets can be used in the future for other events on campus, such as commencement as well as Student Activity tracking.

"We are excited to team up with UniversityTickets as our ticket provider," said Lauren Ellsworth, Northwood's Director of Athletic Marketing & Sponsorships. "Upgrading to this platform will allow us to enhance our ticketing and game day experience for fans, and open up new opportunities to grow the NU brand."

Military Appreciation Day Set For Saturday's Northwood U. vs. Grand Valley St. U. Football Game

September 25, 2018

MIDLAND, MICH. – The Northwood University Athletic Department is set to host Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 29 when Northwood football hosts No. 5 Grand Valley State at Hantz Stadium. Prior to and during the game, the department will recognize and honor the men and women of our military who have bravely served and are serving our country.

All active and retired military personnel will receive two free complimentary tickets with proof of a valid ID. Tickets are available for purchase prior to the game and at the ticket window on game day. A pre-game tailgate spot will be available for military personnel starting at 10:00 a.m. For more information, tickets, or tailgate reservation, please call 989-837-4851.

Kickoff for Saturday's game against GVSU is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.


Men's Golf Ties For 10th At Rain-Shortened Doc Spragg Invitational


Ashland rides a fast start to a 35-10 win over Northwood Saturday afternoon (September 22).

September 22, 2018

Ashland, Ohio -- 

  • Ashland got things rolling right away on their opening possession, going 90 yards on eight plays, capped by a touchdown run to go up 7-0 over Northwood.
  • After a Northwood punt, Ashland put together another long drive. This time the Eagles went 85 yards in six plays. A one-yard touchdown run made the score 14-0 less than 10 minutes into the game.
  • The Eagles made it a three-score came early in the second quarter. Ashland's third touchdown drive of the day went 75 yards to make the score 21-0.
  • Northwood got on the board late in the opening half. The Timberwolves went 55 yards in six plays, capping the drive with a David Riser 31-yard field goal to send the game to the break with Ashland leading 21-3.


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No. 6 Ferris State has a big day on offense in a 53-10 win over Northwood Saturday (September 15)



  • Ferris State got things going on their opening possession. The Bulldogs made two third down conversions on a nine-play, 89-yard drive, including a 69-yard passing play that brought the Bulldogs to the Northwood one-yard line. A quarterback sneak capped the drive and gave Ferris a 6-0 lead with 10:34 left in the first.
  • After the Timberwolves missed a field goal to start the second stanza, FS capitalized with a score of their own. Starting at their own 26-yard-line, a 54-yard completion brought the Bulldogs down to the NU 16-yard-line. Three plays later, another quarterback run gave Ferris State a 13-0 lead with 2:22 into the period.
  • Northwood was able to counter with some points on their ensuing drive. A six-play, 58-yard drive was highlighted by a 41-yard run by Brock Franklin to the FS 16. The Timberwolves soon settled for three on a David Riser 27-yard field goal, cutting the lead to 13-3 with 10:07 left in the half.

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September 16, 2018

Men's Soccer Defeats Davenport 2-1 

Cameron Veazey's goal late in the first half lifts Northwood a 2-1 win over Davenport Sunday afternoon (September 16) .


Volleyball Drops 3-2 Match At Northern Michigan.


  • The opening set saw huge swings for both teams. Northwood jumped out fast, scoring seven of the first eight points to start the match. NMU fought back to eventually even the set 13-13. With the score 15-15, the Wildcats got red-hot, scoring the final 10 points of the frame to win 25-15. NMU ended up hitting .200 in the set (11-5-30), while NU finished with a -.083 mark (8-11-36).
  • After a tough finish to the first set, Northwood came right back early in the second. The Timberwolves scored the first three points and eventually led 7-2 and 9-3. NU maintained the advantage the remained of the set, not allowing NMU to get any closer than three in a 25-19 Northwood win. The Timberwolves had their best offensive set in the match, hitting .333 (14-3-33). Northern Michigan ended up with a .128 mark (12-7-39).


September 14, 2018

 Volleyball Falls At Michigan Tech 3-0 


  • The Huskies came out fast and did not let up in the opening set. MTU scored 10 of the first 11 points and led by as many as 16 on their way to a 25-9 win. Michigan Tech hit a blistering .654 in the set (18-1-26), while Northwood ended up at .040 (6-5-25).
  • Northwood was more competitive early in the second set, as the Huskies lead stood at 14-13. But MTU got hot at that point, registering 11 of the final 15 points to earn the set 25-17. While Michigan Tech's offense slowed a little in the second, they still finished with a strong .300 mark overall (16-4-40). Northwood ended the second at .067 (7-5-30).




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NU Football To Host No. 6 Ferris State - Game Notes

September 12, 2018

The Northwood University football team (5-2, 0-0 GLIAC) will host its Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener against sixth-ranked Ferris State Saturday afternoon (September 12). Game time is set for 1 p.m. Northwood Vs. Ferris State 

Ferris State has now won the last five meetings against Northwood after taking a 24-14 victory in Big Rapids last season. The last game in Midland was dramatic, as the Bulldogs won 27-26 on the final play of regulation. Prior to the Ferris State streak, NU had won three of the last four meetings. Northwood’s last win against the Bulldogs came in 2012, a 38-33 victory in Big Rapids. Overall, Ferris State now holds a 25-19 lead in the all-time series. It has been a series of runs - Northwood won 11 of the first 13 games before FSU won 10 of 11. The two teams have been playing each other since 1972.  

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Northwood Univ. Football Falls To Missouri S&T 27-16

September 8, 2018

Midland MI -  Northwood can't overcome a slow start for the offense in a 27-16 loss to Missouri S&T Saturday afternoon. 

Northwood falls to 0-2 (0-0 GLIAC), Missouri S&T runs its record to 2-0  (0-0 GLVC).

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Teddy Stacey Picks Up Offensive Player Of The Week In Soccer

GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced its weekly awards following the first week of the 2018 men's soccer season. Northwood senior midfielder Teddy Stacey earned GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week accolades.

Northwood senior midfielder Teddy Stacey turned in one of the best individual performance in Northwood history Sunday in the Timberwolves' 5-2 win over Missouri S&T. He had a part in all five Timberwolves goals, finishing with a goal and four assists. His four assists are a new school record, breaking the old mark of three which was done three times. His six points in a game are the fifth-most in program history. Northwood is 2-0 to start the year. 

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Men's Soccer Moves To 2-0 With 5-2 Win Over Missouri S&T

September 2, 2018


SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 5, Missouri S&T Miners 2
RECORDS: Northwood 2-0, Missouri S&T 0-1

LOCATION: Dean Field – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Led by a record-breaking performance by Teddy Stacey, Northwood moved to 2-0 with a 5-2 win in a wide-open contest against Missouri S&T Sunday afternoon (September 2).

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NU Football Drops 40-27 Game At Tiffin To Open Season

September 1, 2018

SCORE: Tiffin Dragons 40, Northwood Timberwolves 27
RECORDS: Northwood (0-1), Tiffin (1-0)
LOCATION: Frost Kalnow Stadium – Tiffin, Ohio
RECAP: Northwood rallies in the second half but falls at Tiffin 40-27 Saturday night (September 1). 



  • Tiffin took the opening kickoff and drove right down the field. The Dragons 75 yards in 11 plays to go up 7-0 5:14 into the game.
  • The Dragons extended their lead later in the first. TU capped a 65-yard drive with a one-yard run. Tiffin added the two-point conversion to go up 15-0.
  • Northwood got on the board later in the second. NU went 56 yards in just five plays, capping the drive with a Corey Burdgick 18-yard run. The PAT was missed, making the score 15-6.
  • Tiffin took advantage of Northwood mistakes to add 10 more points to take a 25-6 lead at the break.
  • The only touchdown of the third quarter was scored by Northwood late. Highlighted by a Joe Garbarino to Gary Landless 46-yard pass, NU went 66 yards in five plays. The drive was finished off by a Jalen Lewissix-yard touchdown run to make the score 25-13.
  • Just as the Timberwolves were getting momentum, Tiffin got a big play to get the lead to 20 points. A 75-yard touchdown pass and two-point conversion made the score 33-13.
  • Northwood wasted no time coming right back after the Dragons touchdown, going 75 yards in three plays. The drive took just 58 seconds and was finished by a Garbarino to Christian Marti 14-yard touchdown. That made the score 33-20 with 13:20 remaining.
  • After a stop on defense, Northwood made it three straight possessions with touchdown to make it a one score game. The Timberwolves went 62 yards in 10 plays over the span of 3:55. Grant Dunatchikfinished the drive off with a six-yard touchdown run to make the score 33-27.
  • On the following drive, NU had a chance to get off the field, forcing the Dragons into a third and nine from the Tiffin 36 yard line. But Tiffin gained 23 yards on third down and followed immediately with a 41-yard touchdown run to get the lead back up to 13 at 40-27.
  • NU got the ball back one more time, but was unable to gain a first down. The Dragons then ran the clock out to earn the win.

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2018 Axe Bowl to be Streamed Nationally on ESPN3

August 24, 2018


NDIANAPOLIS --  Division II announced today 19 regular-season football games that will be showcased on ESPN3 or NCAA social media as part of a new media agreement intended to promote the division on several platforms throughout the academic year. 

The 2018 Axe Bowl, featuring rivals Saginaw Valley State University and Northwood University, will be featured nationally. The announcement was made today (Aug. 23) as part of the NCAA Division II Showcase Series of football games. 

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Michigan Game Highlights Men's Basketball Exhibition Schedule

August 23, 2018

MIDLAND, MICH. – The Northwood University men's basketball team has announced the addition of a pair of exhibition games to their 2018-19 schedule.

The highlight of the exhibition schedule is the first-ever meeting between Northwood and the University of Michigan. That contest will take place November 2 at 7 p.m. UM is coming off a season that saw the Wolverines win the Big Ten Tournament as well as finish the year as the national runner-up.

The contest against Michigan continues Northwood's tradition of scheduling top-line exhibition games under Rekeweg. The Wolverines are the fifth Big Ten program Northwood has played in the last seven years, joining Illinois (2013-14), Indiana (2014-15), Michigan State (2016-17) and Nebraska (2017-18).

The Timberwolves will play a more familiar opponent in their other exhibition contest, as Northwood will travel to Western Michigan October 27 at a time to be determined. This will be the third time since 2011-12 the Timberwolves and the Broncos will face each other.

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Womens Volleyball Goes 1-1 In Texas

August 25, 2018

Denton, TX - Northwood went 1-1 on the final day of Pioneer Volleyball Invitational Saturday (August 25), defeating Florida Tech 3-1 before dropping a 3-1 match to Southwestern Oklahoma State 

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N.U. Womens Volleyball Loses Pair In Texas To Open Season

August  24, 2018


SCORES: St. Edward's Hilltopppers 3, Northwood Timberwolves 0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-23)

Texas Woman's Pioneers 3, Northwood 1 (18-25, 25-14, 25-19, 25-22)

RECORDS: Northwood (0-1), St. Edward's (2-0)/Northwood (0-2), Texas Woman's Pioneers (1-1)

LOCATION: Kitty Magee Arena – Denton, Texas
RECAP: Northwood opened the 2018 season at the Pioneer Volleyball Invitational Friday (August 24), falling to St. Edward's 3-0 before dropping a 3-1 match to host Texas Woman's


  • St. Edward's set the tone for the opening set right away, scoring the opening three points to take a lead they would maintain the rest of the set. Northwood cut the lead down to two at 11-9, but the Hilltoppers scored six of the next eight points. The Timberwolves got no closer than four the rest of the way.  Northwood had two more kills than St. Edward's (12-10), but NU committed five more attack errors (10-5) and two more service errors (4-2).
  • The second set was full of runs for both teams. The Hilltoppers kept the momentum going after winning the opening set, scoring 12 of the first 15 points in the second. Northwood got things going with a run of their own, putting up 10 of the next 13 to make the score 16-13. St. Edward's made the final push of the set, however, running off nine of the final 12 points to win 25-16 for a 2-0 lead. The attack errors continued to be the big stat of the match, as NU had 10 more errors in the second compared to just two for the Hilltoppers.
  • Northwood played its best set in the third, eventually leading 23-21 late. But St. Edward's made one final run to close things out, scoring the final four points of the match to earn the win.



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