Tuesday, September 15, 2020

High school sports in Flagstaff are having to make some major adjustments in a COVID-19 world. Flagstaff and Coconino high school are preparing for their fall sports season, while NAU and all other Big Sky Conference schools will not have any sports this fall, with all will be pushed to the spring. READ MORE

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

NAZ Today's sports reporter Kade Gilliss, recaps NAU basketball with an interview from Bernie Andre, a former NAU forward. He also shares an interview with former NAU guard, Cameron Satterwhite. He says NAU men's basketball head coach, Shane Burcar is "way, way, way excited about the guys we… READ MORE

Sunday, April 05, 2020

NAU Women's Basketball Junior Forward Khiarica Rasheed has been a player who has risen from the shadows. Her progression has made an impact on the team and has gotten her many prestigious titles. Sports Reporter Cristiana Ramos caught up with the player to talk to her about her achievements … READ MORE

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Small Forward Bernie Andre has been an impact player for the NAU Men’s Basketball team for two seasons. On Tuesday, the basketball star announced he will be transferring to the University of Vermont for his last year of eligibility. Sports Reporter Cristiana Ramos got to talk to Bernie one l… READ MORE

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Chiara Tomsetti has played on the NAU Women’s Tennis Team for four years and made a name for herself in her last two seasons. Due to the effects of COVID-19, her tennis career was cut short. Although Tomasetti is now back home in Germany, sports reporter Cristiana Ramos got to chat with her … READ MORE

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Everyone’s journey to compete for track and field on a college level is different. For senior Cameron Rayford his experience of being a walk-on his freshman year and then eventually having his name on a track roster made him work harder. His persistence and determination to compete at a coll… READ MORE

Thursday, March 05, 2020
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The NAU women’s basketball defeated Eastern Washington on Saturday, 63 to 58. The team may have won the game, but they did not play like a top team. Coach Loree Payne says the team needs to perform at a top level. With tough match-up coming up the lumberjacks are hoping to make their way to … READ MORE

NAU men’s basketball senior forward, Brooks Debisschop has set the standards high for his team academically. He is the definition of a student-athlete and that transcends on the court. His academic success and leadership role on the team puts him in the NAU spotlight of the week. Sports repo… READ MORE

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

NAU Women’s Basketball sophomore forward Nina Radford has been a leading scorer for the Lumberjacks, and a leader on the court with an average of 13 points this season and a total of 72 assists. Radford's fierce competitiveness puts her in this week's NAU spotlight. READ MORE

Monday, November 18, 2019

NAZ Today's Jasmine Navarrete sheds some light on NAU sports. Navarrete had a chance to speak to NAU Basketball players Cameron Satterwhite and Luke Adalovic. Both players are being coached by new head coach Shaun Burcar. READ MORE

NAZ Today's Nadya Armenta gives us an on update how the NAU Men's Basketball is starting off their season. Even after a tough loss against U of A, they are keeping their heads held high. New Head Coach Shane Burcar says that the team knows when big games are coming but to cherish everything … READ MORE

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019

NAU Women's Swim Team diver Tatiana Kurach is in this week's NAU Spotlight. Kurach is a senior from Russia. She's won several titles, and was a part of the NAU 2019 WAC swim and dive championship team. READ MORE

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019

NAU women’s basketball team again undefeated. It extended to two game streak. As Head Coach Lauree Payne explains patient is very important right now. Coach Payne says players and her understand that programs wild be showing after three to four years, and they are in process right now. And L… READ MORE

Ted McCree has become the go to guy for the NAU Men's Basketball team when it comes to consistently putting points up on the board. Coach Jack Murphy says McCree expects to win each game and this mindset has an infectious outcome on the attitude of other players on the team. READ MORE

Friday, November 30, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018

This week’s spotlight goes to NAU Senior Emmanuel Butler, wide receiver for Lumberjacks Football. Coming straight out of high school, Butler had no college offers besides NAU. Now being scouted by the NFL, Butler reflects on his favorite moments as a player and shows his appreciation to NAU … READ MORE

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ryan Peretti and Susie Conran give an overview of the end-of-season competition between the NAU Lumberjacks and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks. Peretti and Conran also provide a look at the team’s changing dynamic as they deal with multiple injuries. Despite having a rough season, the Lumbe… READ MORE

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Last week's game against Sacramento was canceled due to poor air quality caused by the wild fires. The game will not be rescheduled, which means this week's home game against North Dakota will be the last. READ MORE

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NAU women`s volleyball took the win this Saturday against Northern Colorado after a neck and neck match ending in a win after five sets. Kaylie Jorgenson, senior outside hitter, says the team must focus together and execute the plays with self-determination and continue their hard work. READ MORE

Friday, November 09, 2018
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Friday, November 02, 2018

This week, NAZ Today highlights NAU Football's Chauntez Thomas. Thomas came to NAU without a scholarship or commitment to be a student athlete. He has become one of the top defensive players for the Lumberjacks this season. This past homecoming game, he had the only sack of the game and 5 so… READ MORE

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018

The NAU women's basketball team has recruited many new players this year and are all looking forward for their season to start next month. Loree Payne, head coach, says that despite their win-loss record from last year, their season was successful and they were able to do a lot of recruiting… READ MORE

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

The NAU Volleyball team won a four-set match 3-1 last night against Southern Utah. This is the Lumberjacks’ third consecutive win. Sydney Lema and Aubrea Bandfield set the ball up for Heaven Harris to make a notable kill. Kaylie Jorgenson took a dig, which led to another great play when Jord… READ MORE

Thursday, October 04, 2018

NAU Women’s Volleyball is more than halfway through their regular season. After a few minor setbacks due to injuries, they are hard at work and focusing on their health. Women’s Volleyball Coach, Ken Murphy, talks about the upcoming games against Montana and Montana State and the process of … READ MORE

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

NAU Track & Field athlete Brooke Andersen was recently named the Big Sky Field Athlete of the Week for the fifth time this season. This honor follows her recent performance where she recorded the second best toss in the NCAA and world with a mark of 74.2. READ MORE

Monday, April 30, 2018

The 2018 NFL draft has wrapped up over the weekend, and despite NAU Lumberjack football star Elijah Marks not cutting the scouting at the Sky Dome, he's still made it to the pros. Marks has recently signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, ending his career at NAU ranked amongst the leaders in re… READ MORE

Friday, April 27, 2018

As the NAU football team prepares for their upcoming season starting in the fall, we have highlights from the spring game this past Saturday. Junior quarterback Case Cookus and senior WR Emmanuel Butler were the two stars of Lumberjack football that came to shine at the Skydome.  READ MORE

Friday, April 20, 2018

After 14 spring practices it's official, Lumberjack football is back. This game will be a marker for improvement thus far and a starting a point for improvement into the future. Coach Souers believes that improvement is the goal of spring training. He is most concerned about the same mistake… READ MORE

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018

As winter sports wind down, NAU Football is preparing to start up for their spring football game. With strong fourth-year starting quarterback, Case Cookus, and other players, coach Jerome Souers has high hopes that his team is in it for a solid season this coming fall. READ MORE

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