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College Basketball: Lakeland men take down Finlandia, 90-74

HANCOCK — A bigger Lakeland University men’s basketball team hammered Finlandia University on the boards Tuesday night and emerged with a 90-74 win. “We played hard but not always smart,” said first-year Lions coach Sam Casey. “But they did outmuscle us under the basket.” An ...

College Volleyball: Huskies bounce back, beat Northwood 3-1

HOUGHTON — After an emotional 3-2 loss to the No. 19 Ferris State Bulldogs on Friday, the No. 20 Michigan Tech Huskies had little time to digest that loss before facing the Northwood Timberwolves for the second time this season. In their earlier meeting, the Timberwolves won the first set ...

Huskies Hockey: No. 3 Mavericks win 2-1, sweep Tech

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech’s offense finally showed, but in limited quantities of a 2-1 loss to No. 3 Minnesota State on Saturday. The Mavericks' win followed their 3-0 win Friday. Saturday was the Huskies' sixth loss in seven games, and their fourth straight home loss. The Huskies (3-6, ...

Huskies Hockey: McKay, No. 3 Mavericks shut out Tech 3-0

HOUGHTON — Dryden McKay ensured Michigan Tech’s scoring drought lasted at least one more game. McKay made 31 saves to help No. 3 Minnesota State to a 3-0 win over the Huskies on Friday night. The Huskies (3-5, 1-4 WCHA) have scored five goals in the last five games and were blanked for ...

College Hockey: No. 21 Aurora routs Lions, 7-0

HANCOCK — The Finlandia University men’s hockey team lost 7-0 to No. 21 Aurora Friday night at Houghton County Arena. Aurora (3-0, 1-0 NCHA) got on the board first scoring at the 3:46 mark of the first period. Finlandia had great shots from sophomore Dylan Paavola and freshman Hunter ...

College Soccer: MTU soccer falls to Wildcats, 2-1

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Tech soccer team ended the regular season with a 2-1 defeat to Northern Michigan on Friday at the Superior Dome. Jesse Jacobusse scored the goal for the Huskies in the 66th minute, with senior Maisy Snyder providing the assist. Immediately following a goal kick, the ...

Huskies Hockey: Tech faces tall task, hosting No. 3 Minnesota St.

This weekend will be a test to see exactly what kind of hockey team Michigan Tech is this season. With No. 3 Minnesota State in town, the Huskies (3-4, 1-3 WCHA) face a Mavericks team with an offense and defense among tops in the conference. Puck drop is 7:07 p.m. today and 6:07 p.m. ...

College Football: MTU visits Wayne State for season’s final road trip

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies hit the road one last time this football season as they travel south to the the Detroit area to face the Wayne State Warriors. The Huskies (4-4, 2-4 GLIAC) are looking forward to putting last weeks 52-0 loss to Ferris State far behind them. Kickoff is 1 ...

College hockey: Lions look for quick bounce back after tough start

HANCOCK — Looking for a little of what they gained last season during their opening weekend, the Finlandia Lions hockey team returned to River Falls, Wisconsin, to take on the Falcons. When the final buzzer sounded Saturday night, the Lions came away with two losses and a lot of lessons ...

Lions host Albion with snowy weather in forecast

HANCOCK — While another cold and snowy weekend appears to be in the offing, the Finlandia University football team isn’t overly concerned about it. The Lions (0-8, 0-5) host rugged Albion College (6-2, 3-2) Saturday in their home finale. FU coach Travis Wiltzius said his team is taking ...

Michigan bill could let college athletes earn money

LANSING (AP) — Michigan is the latest state to consider letting college athletes be paid following the introduction of bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would allow them to cash in on the use of their name, image and likeness. The bills, which are modeled after a new California law but ...

Copper Kings, Lakes eyeing football district championships

Calumet and Lake Linden-Hubbell both play in Saturday games for a district title. In Division 6, the Copper Kings (9-1) host Menominee at 1 p.m. Saturday while the Lakes (7-3) play a Division 8 matchup at the same time at Ishpeming. Calumet is coming off a convincing 42-14 win over Negaunee ...

Losing Bachie the latest blow for Spartans

EAST LANSING — It’s been over a month since Michigan State won a football game, and the news off the field hasn’t been any better. Now the Spartans are dealing with the loss of standout linebacker Joe Bachie, who was declared ineligible by the Big Ten after testing positive for a banned ...

No. 2 Kentucky holds off No. 1 Spartans

NEW YORK — Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky’s latest freshman star, scored 26 points and the second-ranked Wildcats opened the season with a 69-62 victory against No. 1 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden. The Nos. 1 and 2 teams opened their seasons ...

College Football: No. 2 Bulldogs gash Tech, 52-0

HOUGHTON — From the opening drive to the closing minute, the Ferris State was in control. The No. 2 Bulldogs (9-0, 7-0 GLIAC) shut down Michigan Tech 52-0 in the snowy matchup. The Michigan Tech Huskies (4-4, 2-4 GLIAC) never found a rhythm offensively, while Ferris State’s offense ...

Huskies Hockey: Fighting Hawks edge MTU 3-1 in US Hockey Hall of Fame Game

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Michigan Tech hockey team fell 3-1 to No. 14 North Dakota on Saturday at Ralph Engelstad Arena in the annual US Hockey Hall of Fame Game. “Our guys played hard tonight,” Tech coach Joe Shawhan said. “We just haven’t learned how to step it up when our best is ...

College Football: Adrian overpowers Finlandia

HANCOCK — If there is such a thing as a moral victory, the Finlandia University football team may have gotten one Saturday afternoon at snowy McAfee Field. The Lions (0-8, 0-5) battled a much bigger Adrian College team most of the way on the cold, blustery afternoon, finally losing a 48-24 ...

Huskies Hockey: MTU visits North Dakota

Michigan Tech hockey faces No. 14 North Dakota today in the US Hockey Hall of Fame Game. Opening face-off is 8:07 p.m. today. It’s the first matchup between the schools since 2013 and the 249th meeting in program history. It’s the Huskies’ second appearance in three years in the US ...

Prep Volleyball: Panthers split season finale

DOLLAR BAY — The volleyball regular season came to an end on Friday as the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers took on the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts and the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes. They won their first game 3-0 (25-14, 25-10 25-0) against Dollar Bay and lost their second game 3-0 ...