Lumberjacks Fall to Jacksonville State, 76-63LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Northern Arizona minimized its turnovers and spread the ball well, but Jacksonville State out-rebounded the Lumberjacks on its way to a 76-63 win at the Thomas and Mack Center in both teams’ final game of the Global Sports Classic.
Martin, NAU Take Care of Alabama State, 71-57LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Another solid performance from Jordyn Martin helped Northern Arizona top Alabama State 71-57 today in the Global Sports Classic at the Thomas and Mack Center. The Lumberjacks out-rebounded Alabama State 46 to 37 hold off the Hornets and improve to 2-5 on the season.
UNLV Runs Past NAU, 110-71LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Las Vegas native Jordyn Martin led all players with 21 points, but it wasn’t enough as Northern Arizona men’s hoops fell to UNLV 110-71 at the Thomas and Mack Center in the preliminary round game of the Global Sports Classic.
2017 Road to Reno Tickets Now Available for PurchaseOGDEN, Utah – For the second straight year, the Big Sky Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will be held in Reno, Nev. and tickets for the 2017 installment are now available for fans to purchase.
Washington Uses Inside Game to Top NAU 92-58SEATTLE, Wash. – Sophomore wing Felix Rivera-Vega registered 11 points and six rebounds and senior forward Ako Kaluna had 10 points and five rebounds as Northern Arizona fell to Washington 92–58 at the Alaska Airlines Arena tonight.
Men's Hoops Cruises Past Benedictine Mesa, 92-63TUBA CITY, Ariz. – Northern Arizona never trailed in the game, as it cruised to a 92-63 win over Benedictine Mesa today. The game was played at Tuba City High School on the Navajo Nation. Tonight marked the second straight season that NAU has played a game on the Navajo Nation.
NAU Student-Athletes Continue to Graduate at a High RateINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 84 leads the Big Sky Conference, according to a national report released Tuesday. The NCAA developed the GSR for Division I institutions in 2002 in response to college and university presidents who wanted more accurate graduation data. NAU’s rate is the second-highest in the state of Arizona amongst the Regent institutions.
Men’s Hoops Edged by Tennessee State, 69-65SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Foul trouble hindered Northern Arizona (0-2) from establishing an offensive rhythm as it fell to Tennessee State 69-65 in game two of the Cable Car Classic.
Tickets for Men’s Basketball in Tuba City On Sale NowFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Tickets are now on sale for the Northern Arizona men’s basketball game versus Benedictine Mesa on Nov. 17. The game will be played on the Navajo Nation of Tuba City. Fans can purchase a single game ticket for $5 or for $35 fans will receive a ticket and transportation to the game.
Lumberjack Men’s Hoops Opens 2016-17 Slate at Cable Car ClassicFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will open the season on Friday in Santa Clara, Calif. at the 50th Annual Cable Car Classic. The Lumberjacks will play host Santa Clara on Friday at 8 p.m. MST to begin tournament play. NAU will face Tennessee State on Saturday at 9:30 p.m MST and UC Davis on Sunday at 1 p.m. MST.
Q&A with Freshman Forward Ray RobinsonCheck out the latest NAU men's basketball Q&A with freshman forward Ray Robinson. He arrives at NAU from Sound Doctrine Christian Academy in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
2016-17 Lumberjack Men's Hoops Season PreviewWith four returning starters from a year ago, the return of an All-Conference caliber player, and an impressive class of newcomers, head coach Jack Murphy and the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team are prepped and ready to embark on a competitive 2016-17 season.
Q&A with Sophomore Forward Steven StanleySteven Stanley is a sophomore forward out of Brophy College Prep, by the way of Phoenix. He's in his second season with the Lumberjacks majoring in exercise science.
Q&A with Sophomore Guard Omar NdiayeOmar Ndiaye is a sophomore guard on the Northern Arizona men's basketball team. He is a native of Sante Fe, N.M. and appeared in two games last season for the Lumberjacks.
2016 Big Sky Basketball Digital Media Day QuotesFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s and women’s basketball programs participated in the Big Sky Conference’s first Digital Media Day on Thursday. Head coach Jack Murphy and senior forward Ako Kaluna represented the men’s team, while interim head coach Robyne Bostick and senior guard Rene Coggins represented the women’s team.
Jaleni Neely Represents NAU at Prescott/Phoenix Media BlitzSenior guard Jaleni Neely is primed and ready for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Neely, a native of Chicago, Ill., Neely is on track to graduate in May with a degree in undergraduate studies. He’s a three-year member of the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team and one of three seniors ready to lead the team by example.
Q&A with Sophomore Forward Corey BrownGet to know sophomore forward Corey Brown. The Hollywood, Fla. native is majoring in hotel & restaurant management. He started 14 of 30 games and averaged 3.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 60.8 percent from the floor.
Q&A with Sophomore Guard Torry JohnsonGet to know sophomore guard Torry Johnson with the latest Q&A. Last season, Johnson started 26 of 29 games and averaged 9.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. He recorded 14 double digit scoring games and had seven games with three or more assists.
Q&A with Senior Forward Ako KalunaSenior forward Ako Kaluna is NAU's top scorer and rebounder from a year before. The Santa Clarita, Calif. native averaged 12.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
Big Sky Releases 2016-17 Men’s Hoops Preseason PollsOGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will open up the 2016 season in four weeks, as it has been picked to finish 10th by the coaches and 11th by the media in the Big Sky Preseason Polls that were released today by the league office.
Q&A with Sophomore Forward Felix Rivera-VegaSophomore forward Felix Rivera-Vega started six of 27 games last season. He averaged 4.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, including a career-high 17 points at Idaho. The Hollywood, Fla. native is pursuing a degree in strategic communications.
Q&A wih Junior Guard Kye de LaveagaGuard Kye de Laveaga is a native of Scottsdale, Ariz. The junior is majoring in exercise science and is a Golden Eagle Scholar-Athelete. He started five of 18 contests last season, as he returns for his third season with the team.
Q&A with Freshman Guard JoJo AndersonGet to know NAU men's hoops freshman guard JoJo Anderson. The Houston, Texas native committed to NAU out of 22ft Academy and will be a great addition to the lineup.
Home Game Times Announced for NAU Men’s HoopsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Home game times for the 2016-17 Northern Arizona men’s basketball season have been released. The Lumberjacks have 12 games slated for play in the Walkup Skydome this season, along with a neutral match on Nov. 17 in Tuba City on the Navajo Nation.
NAU Men’s Basketball Releases 2016-17 ScheduleFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head Coach Jack Murphy and the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team have a jam packed schedule for the 2016-17 season. With its first-eight games being played away from Flagstaff, the Lumberjacks host three-non conference opponents in the Walkup Skydome before kicking off Big Sky Conference play on New Year’s Eve.
Phoenix Suns Training Camp Set to Return to FlagstaffPHOENIX, Ariz. - The Phoenix Suns will return to Flagstaff, Ariz. for the fourth consecutive season, and 20th overall, when they report for training camp at Northern Arizona University from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. The Suns’ week in Flagstaff will culminate with an open to the public scrimmage, starting at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Walkup Skydome.