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  • 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 […]
  • Northern Arizona loses big to Montana State

    Montana State threw for just 87 yards, but beat Northern Arizona, 36-7, Saturday in Bozeman, Mont. The Lumberjacks (3-2, 1-1 Big Sky) fell in an early 29-point hole as the Bobcats amassed 276 rushing yards. NAU was held to just 232 total yards, just 64 of which came on the ground. Montana State (4-2, 2-0) […]
  • Northern Arizona holds off South Dakota for second win

    FLAGSTAFF — Zach Bauman ran for 151 yards and a touchdown to power Northern Arizona to 22-16 win over South Dakota on Saturday night. Bauman, who became the school’s all-time leading rusher last week in a win over UC Davis, ran for a 3-yard score just before halftime to give the Lumberjacks (2-1) a 13-0 […]
  • NAU football using robot as part of concussion study

    The NAU football team will look a little different when it takes on the University of Arizona in Tucson Friday night. It’s not an aesthetic change but rather an upgrade to their personnel — their medical personnel that is. According to the Arizona Daily Sun, the Lumberjacks will be utilizing new robotic technology on the […]
  • NAU picked to finish fifth in 2013 Big Sky Preseason Polls

    Riding the momentum of an 8-3 season, NAU football was picked to finished fifth in the 2013 Big Sky Media and Coaches’ Preseason Polls Monday — a four-spot increase from 2012. In addition to their first eight-win season since 2003, the Lumberjacks come into 2013 fresh off a campaign in which they recorded an eight-game […]
  • NAU’s Murphy ready to lead a program, face Arizona Wildcats

    First-year Northern Arizona University men’s basketball coach Jack Murphy didn’t always know he wanted to lead a program. Then again, he did know he wanted to coach in some capacity — something he learned while serving under Josh Pastner at the University of Memphis. “I think that after spending the last few years in Memphis […]
  • Get to know new NAU AD Lisa Campos

    There’s plenty of change going on in the athletic department at Northern Arizona University, and it begins at the top. In late March, NAU President John Haeger announced that Lisa Campos would take over the department as the new athletic director after serving as the senior associate athletic director at the University of Texas at […]
  • NAU coach ranks Ohio St. over UConn

    UConn won the 2011 NCAA Tournament championship Monday with a 53-41 victory over Butler. Given the sloppiness and poor shooting featured in the game, one could argue nobody left Reliant Stadium a winner that evening. Tuesday, when the final USA Today/ESPN poll was released the recently-crowned Huskies garnered 30 of 31 first place votes. The […]