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Jacobsen, Smith Named Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes

The NAU Athletics Department held its 36th annual Golden Eagle Awards Tuesday at the High Country Conference Center to recognize its student-athletes for their stellar work in the classroom. Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 199 Lumberjack student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments. The award recognizes student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.0 grade...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU's Upshur named Big Sky newcomer of the year

Northern Arizona junior guard Quinton Upshur was named the 2014 Big Sky newcomer of the year and earned a spot on the All-Big Sky first team in voting announced Monday. Senior forward Max Jacobsen received honorable-mention accolades. "It's a blessing from the Lord," Upshur said of the recognition. "I want to thank my teammates and the coaching staff for putting...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU beats Portland St. at the buzzer 65-63

Kris Yanku scored two points as time ran out giving Northern Arizona a hard-fought 65-63 victory over Portland State on Thursday night. NAU led 26-25 at the break, setting the tone for the second half that included a slew of lead changes. Northern Arizona (11-13, 8-5) trailed the Vikings 63-60 when Quinton Upshur let go a quick 3-pointer that tied the game at 63. Portland State...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU overwhelmed by North Dakota in road loss

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Northern Arizona men's basketball team suffered its second straight loss in conference play Saturday for the first time this season, as the Lumberjacks were unable to stop North Dakota in an 84-68 loss at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. NAU started strong in the first seven minutes of the game, taking a 13-10 lead at the first media timeout. But from...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU heads to Southern Utah looking to firm up playoff spot

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks conclude their regular season and attempt to cement a spot in the Football Championship Series playoffs when they travel to Cedar City, Utah, to battle the Southern Utah Thunderbirds at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Both teams have postseason aspirations. NAU (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) is ranked No. 10 in the latest FCS poll by The Sports Network...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Arizona Football: Lumberjacks look to clinch playoff spot

One game remains, and the Lumberjacks can taste the playoffs. The No. 10 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (8-2, 6-1 Big Sky) head to Cedar City, Utah to face off with the No. 20 Southern Utah Thunderbirds with both teams looking to secure a postseason berth in the FCS playoffs, on Nov. 23 at 3:05 p.m. ET. NAU was in a similar predicament last season when it was 6-0 in the conference...
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacobsen, Dixon lead Lumberjacks to season-opneing win

SAN ANTONIO -- Max Jacobsen and Aaseem Dixon each scored a game-high 17 points and were two of four players in double figures for Northern Arizona as they took down UTSA 74-63 in a season opener for both teams Saturday night. The Lumberjacks shot 42.4 percent from the field and held a 25-21 advantage at half. Midway through the second half they went on a 24-10 run fueled by 3-pointers...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

NAU loses exhibition tune-up vs. Arizona Christian

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- In a tune-up before the start of the season next week, the Northern Arizona mens basketball team lost 92-85 to Arizona Christian in an exhibition game Wednesday night at the Rolle Activity Center. Sophomore DeWayne Russell led NAU with 27 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Russell also made 10 out of 11 free throw shots to go along with five assists. Freshman Kris Yanku...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Arizona Football: Lumberjacks coming off win on road, return home to face North Dakota

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (6-2, 4-1 Big Sky) are coming off a road win in a rather defensive battle against the Cal-Poly Mustangs, and now are set to return home to face North Dakota on Nov. 2, looking to continue their win streak. NAU faced Cal-Poly on Oct. 26 and came away with a hard-fought 17-13 victory. The play of the game came with 14:44 remaining. After a Bobby Zalud...
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Arizona Football: Bauman sets career high in Homecoming win

Zach Bauman and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks had a rather quiet first half before the senior running back scorched Idaho State in the third quarter, on his way to a career-high 266 yards in a 39-30 Homecoming victory on Oct. 19 in front of more than 8,200 fans at the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz. After rushing for 74 yards in the first half, Bauman gained 192 yards in the...
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sounds of Arizona football

Arizona opened the 2013 football season with a 35-0 victory over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. The athletic department's production group went behind the scenes to capture these sights and sounds. Bear Down!
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

NAU pulls out OT win over North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Blake Hamilton scored five of Northern Arizona's 11 points in overtime, leading the Lumberjacks to a 74-72 victory over North Dakota on Saturday afternoon. DeWayne Russell, who scored 21 points, got the Lumberjacks (10-16, 7-9 Big Sky) into the extra session with a game-tying layup with 11 seconds left in regulation. In overtime, Hamilton made a jumper...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Memphis' Murphy to take over Lumberjacks

Northern Arizona has hired Memphis assistant Jack Murphy as its basketball coach. Murphy replaces Dave Brown, who served as interim coach last season after Mike Adras abruptly left the program Dec. 9. The Lumberjacks finished 5-24 and 1-15 in the Big Sky Conference, ending the season on a school-record 16-game losing streak. The 32-year-old Murphy spent three seasons as an assistant...
Via AP on Fox
April 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Sam Houston State Bearkats home to Lumberjacks in NCAAB betting action

Dec 20, 8:00 PM | Bernard Johnson Coliseum Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Odds 4-7TEAM RECORD3-7 The Sam Houston State Bearkats will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Lumberjacks at Bernard Johnson Coliseum in NCAAB action. Sam Houston State battles the Lumberjacks, currently sitting with a 4-7 mark (2...
Via Odds Shark NCAAB Previews
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss

N. Arizona 103, Arizona Christian 42

Freshman James Douglas scored 18 points and Stallon Saldivar added a career-high 17 as Northern Arizona avoided its first 0-4 start in 21 years with a 103-42 victory over Arizona Christian on Friday night. Durrell Norman had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Lumberjacks (1-3), who last began a season 0-4 in 1990. That team finished 4-23. Colin Gruber and Ephraim Ekanem also hit...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss
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