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    January 16, 2017
    ‘Jacks Give Back and Make a Difference on Martin Luther King Jr. Day FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On a day that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Northern Arizona Athletics Department participated in its annual community service project by volunteering with several organizations around town.
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    January 16, 2017
    Green Nets 26, Leads NAU to 83-76 Win Over Portland State FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona made 32 attempts at the free throw line, outrebounded Portland State 51 to 26, and that’s exactly what it needed to secure its first Big Sky win of the season, 83-76, over the Vikings.
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    January 16, 2017
    Women's Basketball Edged by Portland State, 56-55, in Offensive Struggle PORTLAND, 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.
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    January 14, 2017
    Women's Basketball Falls Short, 82-76, to Sacramento State SACRAMENTO, 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.
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    January 14, 2017
    Second Half Surge By Sacramento State Lifts Hornets Past NAU, 74-62 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Sacramento State (5-11, 2-3 BSC) outscored Northern Arizona (3-14, 0-4 BSC) by 22 points in the second half to pick up its second Big Sky win of the season. The victory was the first for the Hornets in the Walkup Skydome since 2005.
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    January 13, 2017
    Lumberjacks Set the Tone for the 2017 Season at Friday Night Duels FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University track and field team could not have asked for a better start to its 2017 season, as each unit showcased some stand out performances Friday afternoon at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
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    January 13, 2017
    Lumberjacks Take On Sacramento State Saturday, Portland State Monday FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    January 12, 2017
    NAU Athletics' National Girls and Women in Sports Day Set for February 4 FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    January 12, 2017
    Kazakeviciute Earns First Career WAC Swimmer of the Week Award DENVER, 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.
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    January 12, 2017
    Lumberjacks C.A.R.E. Program Takes off With Flagstaff Unified School District FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    January 11, 2017
    NAU, Portland State Basketball Games Rescheduled for Monday FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    January 11, 2017
    Free and Easy: Sierra Bezdicek's Carefree Attitude Helps Her on the Course and in Life FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For many people, deciding on a life profession or even a collegiate major is a difficult task. Growing up, we are taught that we can be anything we want if we set our mind to it.
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    January 10, 2017
    Women's Hoops Travels to Portland State, Sacramento State This Week FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    January 10, 2017
    Men’s Hoops Hosts Portland State and Sacramento State FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    January 10, 2017
    Home Sweet Dome: Track & Field Opens 2017 Season at Skydome on Friday FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    January 09, 2017
    Dr. Campos Amongst Flagstaff's 20 Under 40 There’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.
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    January 09, 2017
    NAU Football Spring Walk-On Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 17 FLAGSTAFF, 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
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    January 07, 2017
    Bears Claw Past NAU, 83-79 GREELEY, 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.
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    January 07, 2017
    NAU Limits Northern Colorado, Drops Tight 69-66 Decision FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    January 06, 2017
    NAU Wins Five Events, Derails Oregon State for Second Straight Year TUCSON, 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.
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    January 05, 2017
    NAU Falls Short in the Final Seconds in 80-78 Loss to North Dakota FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    January 05, 2017
    Fighting Hawks Narrowly Get Past NAU, 68-63 GRAND 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.
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    January 04, 2017
    Swimming & Diving Squares Off With Arizona, Oregon State on Friday FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    January 03, 2017
    NAU Travels to North Dakota for First Big Sky Road Trip of the Season FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will hit the road for the first time in Big Sky play, as its slated for a Thursday night matchup against North Dakota. Tip-off at the Betty Englestad Sioux Center is set for 6 p.m. MST/7 p.m. CT.
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    January 03, 2017
    'Jacks Open 2017 at Home with North Dakota, Northern Colorado FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    January 02, 2017
    Duo Named HERO Sports Honorable Mention Freshman All-America FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona rookies Joe Logan and Griffin Roehler were named to the HERO Sports FCS All-Freshman team, the organization announced.
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    December 31, 2016
    Women's Hoops Rallies Past SUU for Big Sky Opening Overtime Road Win CEDAR 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.
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    December 31, 2016
    Southern Utah Shoots Lights Out to Capture 93-80 Win Over NAU in Big Sky Opener FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Southern Utah made a school record 16 3-pointers to shoot its way past Northern Arizona, 93-80, to win its Big Sky opener. Jordyn Martin tied his career-high of 27 points as the Lumberjacks dropped its final game of 2016.
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    December 29, 2016
    Women's Basketball Starts Fresh Saturday with Big Sky Opener at SUU FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    December 28, 2016
    Lumberjacks Host Southern Utah for a New Year’s Eve Showdown FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Spend your New Year's Eve with Northern Arizona men's basketball this Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome and tickets are specially priced at $5 for the holidays.
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    December 28, 2016
    Zienasellassie Named "Human of the Year" by FloTrack FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    December 23, 2016
    Anau Inks STATS FCS All-America Accolades STATS - 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.
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    December 21, 2016
    NAU Pushes Unbeaten Utah to the Limit in 78-65 Loss SALT 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.
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    December 20, 2016
    Lumberjacks Burned By Flames in Chicago, 75-65 CHICAGO – 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.
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    December 19, 2016
    Women's Basketball's Lead Slips Away in In-State Loss to GCU PHOENIX, 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.
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    December 19, 2016
    Lumberjacks Face UIC in Final Non-Conference Game of the Season FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    December 17, 2016
    NAU Takes Care of Business, Beats UTEP on the Road 76-74 EL PASO, Texas – Jordyn Martin registered 18 points and nine rebounds to guide Northern Arizona to a huge win over UTEP 76-74 at the Don Haskins Center.
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    December 17, 2016
    'Jacks Prep for Conference with Road Trip to Grand Canyon, Utah FLAGSTAFF, 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.
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    December 16, 2016
    Women's Hoops Inspires Native American Youth During Holiday Season JOSEPH 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.
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    December 16, 2016
    Lumberjacks Drop Dual, 172-114, to Arizona State in Tempe TEMPE, 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.
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