After leading the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team to 16 wins – the program’s most in five years – Shane Burcar was announced as the 26th head coach in program history on Wednesday in an announcement by Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Marlow.
NAU women’s basketball took care of business before heading out on the road for the next two weeks with a convincing 72-45 victory over Northern Colorado on Saturday in the Walkup Skydome.
Sparked by a big performance by their reserves, Northern Arizona women’s basketball team collected its fourth straight win on Thursday, 84-76, over Southern Utah in the Walkup Skydome.
For the second straight game, NAU men’s basketball nearly rallied from a significant deficit only to come up just shy. Trailing by as much as 18 with 6:25 remaining in the game, the Lumberjacks eventually fell 71-67 to Idaho State in the Walkup Skydome on Saturday.
Junior Khiarica Rasheed and redshirt sophomore Nina Radford scored at will on Saturday, combining for 57 points, to lift the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team to an 88-82 road victory at Weber State.
Pepperdine stole victory away from the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team’s grasp with a pair of free throws with 6.8 seconds left to emerge with a 75-73 victory on Sunday inside the Firestone Fieldhouse.
The Northern Arizona University men’s basketball team were outscored by 19 points in the final 20 minutes of regulation and dropped its first home game of the season by an 85-66 margin against UC Davis on Wednesday evening at the Rolle Activity Center.
The Northern Arizona University volleyball team could see the upset, but No. 15 Michigan had other ideas, turning back the Lumberjacks, 25-18, 19-25, 14-25, 25-17, 15-10, in the nightcap of Friday’s action at the Cliff Keen Arena. NAU finished the opening day of the Michigan Invitational with a 1-1 record.
Saturday night’s NAU football game at Sacramento State was not played because to poor air quality from wildfires in the region.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Northern Arizona football team sits at No. 3 in the Big Sky Conference Preseason Polls for both the coaches and media, each of which were announced on Monday morning during 2018 Big Sky Football Kickoff festivities by league officials.