Women's Basketball Edged by Portland State, 56-55, in Offensive StrugglePORTLAND, Ore. – Senior Rene Coggins' game-winning shot as the buzzer expired spun out, and that summed up the Northern Arizona women's basketball team's day on Monday. NAU shot just 29.4 percent in the second half and saw its seven-point halftime lead disappear, as Portland State edged out the 'Jacks, 56-55, in the Peter W. Stott Center.
Women's Basketball Falls Short, 82-76, to Sacramento StateSACRAMENTO, Calif. – It is a given that once teams enter conference play, the games will be close. That fact has been absolute for the Northern Arizona women's basketball team; unfortunately the trend of coming up on the short end of the stick also continued on Saturday. After trailing by as much as 13 in the second half, NAU clawed back to within two late in the fourth quarter before ultimately suffering an 82-76 loss to Sacramento State.
Lumberjacks Take On Sacramento State Saturday, Portland State MondayFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After some shake-ups in this week’s scheduling due to bad weather in the northwest, Northern Arizona will get a chance to play at home this week when it welcomes Sacramento State this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome. NAU’s game versus Portland State will be played on Monday at 3:30 p.m.
NAU Athletics' National Girls and Women in Sports Day Set for February 4FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department is proud to host their National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 4 in conjunction with the NAU women’s basketball team’s game versus Idaho State. This year will mark the fifth consecutive year that NAU Athletics will celebrate NGWSD – a national initiative entering its 31st year.
Kazakeviciute Earns First Career WAC Swimmer of the Week AwardDENVER, Colo. – For the first time in her career, senior Urte Kazakeviciute was named the WAC Swimmer of the Week on Thursday for her dominating performance in Tucson last week. Kazakeiviciute is the second Northern Arizona swimmer to be honored by the conference office and fifth different Lumberjack overall to receive either a Swimmer or Diver of the Week award this season.
Lumberjacks C.A.R.E. Program Takes off With Flagstaff Unified School DistrictFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – While the NAU Athletics Department strives to inspire the greater Northern Arizona region, the Lumberjacks first and foremost aim to make a difference right here in Flagstaff. Within a community that continues to back the 'Jacks, it is only right that NAU Athletics gives back to a town that is not only home to former Lumberjacks, but future generations as well.
NAU, Portland State Basketball Games Rescheduled for MondayFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Big Sky men's and women's basketball games between Northern Arizona University and Portland State University scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12 have been rescheduled. The games have been moved to Monday, Jan. 16 due to winter weather in Portland, which has hampered transportation in the city, along with affecting air travel in and out of the region.
Women's Hoops Travels to Portland State, Sacramento State This WeekFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After coming up just shy at home last week, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team will look to get back on track this weekend with road games at Sacramento State and Portland State slated for Saturday and Monday respectively. Both games will tip-off at 3 p.m. and are local to Flagstaff.
Men’s Hoops Hosts Portland State and Sacramento StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s hoops welcomes Portland State and Sacramento State to the Walkup Skydome this week for league play. Thursday’s game versus the Vikings is set for a 6:30 p.m. tip, while Saturday’s match-up against the Hornets is scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. start.
Home Sweet Dome: Track & Field Opens 2017 Season at Skydome on FridayFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – We have turned the calendar and it is now 2017, signifying another year of resolutions, opportunities and a new NAU track & field indoor season. The Lumberjacks host the first of four indoor meets beginning this Friday, January 13, with Friday Night Duels from the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
Dr. Campos Amongst Flagstaff's 20 Under 40There’s no need to look very far when you’re looking for an up-and-coming influential leader in college athletics. For Dr. Lisa Campos, her arrival at Northern Arizona University in the spring of 2012 was the spark Lumberjack Country needed.
NAU Football Spring Walk-On Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 17FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona Football Program will have a mandatory meeting for players interested in walking on to the team on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. The meeting is for students currently enrolled at NAU only and will take place in the J.L. Walkup Skydome in the west side suites on the second mezzanine level in the football office area
Bears Claw Past NAU, 83-79GREELEY, Colo. – It went down to the final seconds in Greeley, but it was Northern Colorado (7-8, 3-1 BSC) who topped Northern Arizona (3-13, 0-3 BSC) to grab the win at home. The Lumberjacks outscored the Bears 49-43 in the second half.
NAU Limits Northern Colorado, Drops Tight 69-66 DecisionFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team kept Northern Colorado – the highest scoring team in the early stages of conference play – at bay throughout the game on Saturday. However, the Bears scored just enough to squeak out a 69-66 victory over the Lumberjacks in the Walkup Skydome, sending NAU to 1-2 in the Big Sky and 5-9 overall. NAU's two losses this week were by a mere five points combined.
NAU Wins Five Events, Derails Oregon State for Second Straight YearTUCSON, Ariz. – The trip down to Tucson was a highly successful one on Friday for the Northern Arizona swimming & diving team as they handed Oregon State a loss for the second straight year, 167-125. The Lumberjacks also more than held their own against Arizona, ranked No. 8 nationally, falling 178-118, in the double dual also featuring WAC rival New Mexico State.
NAU Falls Short in the Final Seconds in 80-78 Loss to North DakotaFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team frantically erased a 16-point North Dakota deficit, but a frenetic final sequence did not go their way in a narrow 80-78 loss on Thursday. NAU (5-8 overall, 1-1 Big Sky) had three shots in the final 10 seconds to find the equalizer, but ultimately dropped its first conference game despite the valiant effort.
Fighting Hawks Narrowly Get Past NAU, 68-63GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Northern Arizona (3-12, 0-2 BSC) fought hard at North Dakota (7-6, 2-1 BSC), but fell to the Fighting Hawks 68-63 at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in its first road game of Big Sky play.
Swimming & Diving Squares Off With Arizona, Oregon State on FridayFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The New Year guarantees three things every year: excitement, optimism and a Northern Arizona swimming & diving trip to Tucson. For the 12th straight year, the Lumberjacks will make their annual trek south to square off against Arizona and Oregon State this Friday. The double dual, also featuring New Mexico State, will begin at 12 p.m. at UA's Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.
'Jacks Open 2017 at Home with North Dakota, Northern ColoradoFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Coming off a conference opening win, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team returns home for their first two home Big Sky contests this week. NAU hosts North Dakota on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Northern Colorado on Saturday at 2 p.m. Both games will be played in the Walkup Skydome.
Women's Hoops Rallies Past SUU for Big Sky Opening Overtime Road WinCEDAR CITY, Utah – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team refused to go into 2017 on a low note, and behind the heroics of redshirt junior Olivia Lucero and monumental contributions from a number of players, the Lumberjacks ended 2016 with a bang. By the end of Saturday's New Year's Eve matinee, NAU's three-point fireworks were on full display as the 'Jacks derailed Southern Utah, 77-68, in overtime to prevail in their conference opener.
Women's Basketball Starts Fresh Saturday with Big Sky Opener at SUUFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After a 4-7 record through the non-conference season, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team restarts on a clean slate with their Big Sky opener on Saturday at Southern Utah. The Lumberjacks and Thunderbirds - two of four teams to play a single game in the opening week of conference play - have a New Year's Eve 2 p.m. tip-off in the Centrum Arena in Cedar City.
Zienasellassie Named "Human of the Year" by FloTrackFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Recent Northern Arizona University graduate Futsum Zienasellassie was named one of FloTrack’s “Humans of the Year” Wednesday morning for his incredible efforts during the 2016 track & field and cross country seasons.
Anau Inks STATS FCS All-America AccoladesSTATS - Senior defensive lineman Siupeli Anau was named to the STATS FCS All-America Team, announced by the organization. It is the first All-America honor of Anau's career.
NAU Pushes Unbeaten Utah to the Limit in 78-65 LossSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team gave Utah a scare and showcased resiliency in coming up short of an upset bid Wednesday afternoon in their non-conference finale. Despite instantly falling behind 11-0 to start the game, the Lumberjacks battled back on numerous occasions against the undefeated Utes before succumbing, 78-65. NAU will take a 4-7 record into the start of conference play.
Lumberjacks Burned By Flames in Chicago, 75-65CHICAGO – Despite their effort late in the game, the Northern Arizona University men’s basketball team could not extinguish the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames, as the ‘Jacks fell 75-65 in their final non-conference bout of the season.
Women's Basketball's Lead Slips Away in In-State Loss to GCUPHOENIX, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona suffered through a tough defensive third quarter, then ended the game on a six-minute scoring drought in an eventual 76-65 loss at Grand Canyon on Monday. The Lopes outscored the 'Jacks, 28-16, in the pivotal third period and they were never able to completely recover in falling to 4-6 on the season.
Lumberjacks Face UIC in Final Non-Conference Game of the SeasonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Tuesday marks Northern Arizona’s final non-conference game of the season as it travels to Chicago to play UIC. NAU is coming off a two-point win at UTEP on Saturday hoping to close out of conference play on a high note. The Lumberjacks and Flames are set to tip-off at 6 p.m. MST at the UIC Pavilion.
'Jacks Prep for Conference with Road Trip to Grand Canyon, UtahFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's basketball team hopes to close their non-conference schedule with a bang as they head out on the road for the first time in nearly a month this upcoming week. In their final two games before the start of the Big Sky schedule, the Lumberjacks will head down the I-17 for a Monday matinee with in-state rival Grand Canyon at 12 noon before traveling to face unbeaten Utah out of the Pac-12 on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Women's Hoops Inspires Native American Youth During Holiday SeasonJOSEPH CITY, Ariz. – The NAU Athletics Department strives to inspire Northern Arizona. On Friday, the NAU women's basketball team spread the joy and spent the evening with a group of children in the season of giving at the NAOMI House in Joseph City and truly inspired many.
Lumberjacks Drop Dual, 172-114, to Arizona State in TempeTEMPE, Ariz. – Senior Urte Kazakeviciute showed she was up to the challenge that Arizona State presented on Friday, winning the 100 breaststroke and finishing second in the 200 breast in Northern Arizona swimming & diving's 172-114 dual meet loss to its Pac-12 rival. The meet was NAU's last before the New Year.