After hours of speculation and reports Thursday, the @bigskyconf released an official statement Friday morning postponing football until the spring.
While some of NAU’s athletes were not able to complete their seasons due to cancellations in response to #COVID-19, there were still plenty of bright spots during the spring semester for NAU Athletics (@NAUAthletics).
Defensive back Khalil Dorsey (@HUMBLE_10_) joins quarterback Case Cookus as the next Lumberjacks to join the NFL. Dorsey signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent.
Quarterback Case Cookus (@CaptainCookus10) signed with the New York Giants (@Giants) as an undrafted free agent. Cookus is the latest football player to sign since wide receiver Emmanuel Butler in 2019.
The Los Angeles @Dodgers made a blockbuster deal with the Boston @RedSox in February to land one of the game's most coveted players and a former Cy Young Award winner. Due to the #COVID19 pandemic, Mookie Betts' (@mookiebetts) only at-bats in a Dodgers uniform may have been during spring training.
Senior Tyler Day (@xcdayman42) has been one of the faces of NAU's strong cross country and track and field teams for some time. Now, with his collegiate career coming to a close, Day has time to reflect on what he has accomplished.
After leading NAU men's basketball (@NAUBasketball) to their best season since 2014-15, Shane Burcar (@NAUCoachBurcar) has officially been named head coach.
While the NAU Indoor Track & Field (@NAUTrackFieldXC) season was cut short just before the national championships, senior Tyler Day (xcdayman42) won the National Men's Track Athlete of the Year award to finish his time with NAU.
Justin McLean (@JMcLean122) and Tyler Ojanen (@tylerojanen), two assistant coaches in their first year at NAU, wish to teach lessons learned at previous stops to the NAU men's basketball program (@NAUBasketball).
My life has revolved around sports ever since I was young. However, it is not always about the result on the field, it is about the lessons you learn from sports and how you implement them in your everyday life.
The Lumberjacks came out strong for their quarterfinal matchup against Montana State University in the Big Sky Conference tournament. However, turnovers were the deciding factor as NAU's season ended with a 76-71 loss.
The Lumberjacks' first-half struggles against Idaho State University left them with a 15 point deficit. With an almost great comeback, the Lumberjacks dug too far down and couldn't crawl their way out.
History was made in Boise, Idaho as the NAU women's basketball (@NAU_WBB) did something they haven't done in over a decade: they're headed to the first semifinals Big Sky Conference tournament game since 2006.
The (@astros) have been under constant scrutiny during most of the (@MLB) offseason. Tensions are already high, but other MLB pitchers should not take their anger out by throwing at the Astros.
The Lumberjacks’ confidence was in a different atmosphere than their past four matches. NAU had a shutout doubles match in their win against the University of the Pacific Tigers 5-2 March 8.
Arizona has its first professional ultimate Frisbee team (@az_sidewinders) and many of its players are based in #Flagstaff. Here are the important aspects about the new franchise.
NAU's cross country and track and field teams (@NAUTrackFieldXC) have made a name for themselves recently. Nico Young (@Nico__Young__) will join both squads next year.
The Lumberjacks headed to Portland for their final game of the regular season. NAU put up a good fight, but Portland State's offense was too much, as NAU ended the season with a loss to the Vikings 80-66.
Even on Senior Night, the NAU women's basketball team couldn't find a win and will head into the Big Sky Conference Tournament on a three-game losing streak following their loss to Portland State University.
MMA is a sport that many people see as violent and dangerous. In my experience, it has taught me strength, discipline and the mental mindset to fight through any struggle that I face. @UFC @MMA
With an emotional win Thursday against top Big Sky team, University of Montana, the Lumberjacks could not find a way to carry that over into senior night as they fell in a close one to Montana State University.
After a strong first half from the NAU women's basketball team, it wasn't enough as Montana State University would storm back to defeat the Lumberjacks.
The women's swimming & diving team (@NAUSwimDive) have been working to improve their performances in the pool. With the leadership of head coach Andy Johns, the team has turned into a powerhouse and a force to be reckoned with.
A hot first quarter for the NAU women's basketball was not enough to hold off the University of Montana Grizzlies in a tough 70-57 road loss. #BigSkyWBB
NAU mens basketball take the win over Portland State Jan.25. Lumberjacks win 84-82.
Northland Preparatory Varsity soccer team has stayed undefeated with 11 wins thus far. Junior goalkeeper Payten Schmidt has 44 saves and 6 shutouts.