’Cats look to revisit golden Championship Era – Remembering greatness

NMU coach Gil Krueger hoists the 1975 Division II National Championship trophy after defeating Western Kentucky. Photo courtesy of NMU

Photo courtesy of NMU

by Michael Murray

One cliché of the sports world is a victorious team declaring to anyone within earshot, “No one believed in us except us.” If the Northern Michigan University football Wildcats can produce a winning season in 2015, they will be able to shout that line without exaggeration.

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its preseason football poll last month, and league coaches predicted NMU will finish dead last among the eight teams in the North Division.

The coaches casting ballots have history on their side. NMU is coming off a season in which it won just three of eleven games. The Wildcats have posted a winning record once in the past twelve years, and they’ve won only thirty-four percent of their games during that stretch.

Despite the…..

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