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  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014, file photo, Northern Arizona coach Jack Murphy gestures during his team's NCAA college basketball game against Xavier in Cincinnati. Coaches spend years cultivating relationships with recruits in hopes of getting them on campus for a visit. "You really have to get a read and sense for it, kind of show each individual case what they're looking for," Murphy said. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

    Jois leads Eastern Washington past Northern Arizona 96-73

    NAU lost to Eastern Washington 96-73. Bogdan Bliznyuk had the first triple-double in Eastern Washington's school history.
  • Northern Arizona head coach Jack Murphy directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

    Northern Arizona basketball falls to Idaho

    Victor Sanders pumped in a career-high 33 points to lead Idaho to an 83-76 win over Northern Arizona on Thursday night.
  • Northern Arizona coach Jack Murphy reacts to a foul call against Arizona during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona won 92-37. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Montana State downs Northern Arizona 74-72 in OT

    Tyler Hall scored five of his 16 points in overtime to help Montana State rally to a 73-72 win over Northern Arizona on Saturday, ending a three-game skid.
  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014, file photo, Northern Arizona coach Jack Murphy gestures during his team's NCAA college basketball game against Xavier in Cincinnati. Coaches spend years cultivating relationships with recruits in hopes of getting them on campus for a visit. "You really have to get a read and sense for it, kind of show each individual case what they're looking for," Murphy said. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

    Tulsa scores first 19 points, rolls past NAU

    Ako Kaluna led NAU with 23 points in a loss to Tulsa.
  • Northern Arizona coach Jack Murphy reacts to a foul call against Arizona during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona won 92-37. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arkansas Little Rock defeats Northern Arizona 84-57

    Marcus Johnson Jr. led four reserves in double figures with 15 points and Arkansas Little Rock continued its best start in school history with an 84-57 win over Northern Arizona on Sunday.
  • Northern Arizona's Torry Johnson (0) goes up to attempt a dunk during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boise State in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Boise State won 101-81. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

    Hampton beats Northern Arizona in double overtime

    Reginald Johnson scored a career-high 35 points and Hampton overcame a 22-point second-half deficit to beat Northern Arizona in double overtime 98-94 on Wednesday night.
  • Northern Arizona's Kris Yanku (4) takes a shot in front of Gonzaga's Eric McClellan (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

    Yanku scores 17, Northern Arizona beats Embry-Riddle 90-57

    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Kris Yanku scored 17 with seven assists and Ako Kaluna finished with 10 points, 13 rebounds and four steals to help Northern Arizona beat Embry-Riddle 90-57 Friday night. Yanku made 5 of 6 field goals for the Lumberjacks (1-3). Nick Agostino finished with 18 points and seven rebounds while Anthony Jensen […]
  • Northern Arizona's Ako Kaluna (11) prepares to take a shot while defended by Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

    Domantas Sabonis, Kyle Wiltjer lead Gonzaga over NAU

    Domantas Sabonis scored 26 points and Kyle Wiltjer added 23 to help No. 10 Gonzaga beat Northern Arizona 91-52 on Wednesday night.
  • NAU football upsets Eastern Washington

    Corbin Jountti rushed for three touchdowns, Casey Jahn ran for two and Marcus Alford returned an interception 70 yards for a score as Northern Arizona defeated Eastern Washington.
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    NAU will wear black helmets with pink logo this week against Montana State

    NAU will wear black helmets with a pink NAU logo this week against Montana State.
  • Wild, controversial ending in NAU loss to Montana

    Wild, controversial ending in NAU loss to Montana

    What the heck happened here? In a wild, controversial ending to Friday night’s 61-59 Northern Arizona loss to Montana, the Grizzlies bench celebrated a go-ahead layup with less than a second remaining. A staff member was caught on the court as the resulting in-bounds pass occurred, and footage shows him trying to dive off before […]
  • North Dakota edges Northern Arizona, snaps Lumberjacks’ four-game streak

    Jer Garman rushed for a career-high 235 yards and Reid Taubenheim kicked the winning 35-yard field goal to lift North Dakota to a 30-28 win over Northern Arizona on Saturday.
  • Former Sun Devil Kevin Kruger joins NAU men’s basketball staff

    Northern Arizona announced Friday they hired former ASU men’s basketball player Kevin Kruger to be on Jack Murphy’s coaching staff for the 2014-15 season. Kruger played for ASU from 2003-06 and in three seasons, he averaged 10.5 points, making 2 three-pointers made. He received his degree from ASU in that time and later continued his […]
  • Local tennis player on beating the odds on and off the tennis court

    As she walks off the tennis court after a tough loss, Northern Arizona University sophomore Jordan Denesik replays the last six years of her life over and over again. That nagging voice in her head reminds her of the negative thoughts that tormented her and nearly kept her from realizing her dream of playing Division […]
  • NAU stages comeback to topple Sacramento State

    Northern Arizona found itself facing a 17-point deficit halfway through the third quarter, but the Lumberjacks closed out the game with 18 unanswered points to top Sacramento State, 39-38, Saturday at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento. NAU (4-2, 2-1 Big Sky) racked up 619 yards of offense and quarterbacks Chase Cartwright and Kyren Poe combined for […]