Local Sports

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate conference released this morning an update to the 2021 men's and women's basketball schedules. The Wolves opponents will remain the same, however updates have been made to home and away dates with the teams splitting sites. Northern State will now host eight straight weeks of basketball from Wachs Arena with a combined 16 games between the men and women in January and February. Game times will be added to the online schedules as they become available.
The Northern State men and women will kick off the year on December 17 with a pair of intrasquad scrimmages at 6 and 7:30 p.m. from Wachs Arena. Attendance at the scrimmages will be limited to student-athlete families (passbook), NSU students with valid student ID, and Wolves Club members. No tickets will be sold or available at the door and the event is not open to the public. Wolves Club members should enter the Barnett Center through the main north doors and check-in with the attendants at the gate. Those looking for more information or with questions should contact Austin Hieb at
Facial coverings are required in all indoor spaces on campus and fans are reminded to follow CDC guidelines in Wachs Arena including; proper hand washing, social distancing, and health information. For this season, the NSIC will only crown a North Division and South Division Champion. The conference will continue to monitor the landscape and conditions surrounding the pandemic, locally, regionally, and nationally, and make any decisions or announcements, at a later date, as necessary.
Wachs Arena will have limited attendance at games, with Wolves Club members, student-athletes families, and Northern students taking top priority. The updated men's and women's schedules are listed below.

Men's Basketball Schedule Women's Basketball Schedule
Date Opponent Date Opponent
Dec. 17 Intrasquad Scrimmage (7:30 pm) Dec. 17 Intrasqaud Scrimmage (6 pm)
Jan. 2 @Wayne State Jan. 2 Wayne State
Jan. 3 @Wayne State Jan. 3 Wayne State
Jan. 8 @Bemidji State Jan. 8 Bemidji State
Jan. 9 @Bemidji State Jan. 9 Bemidji State
Jan. 15 Minnesota Crookston Jan. 15 @Minnesota Crookston
Jan. 16 Minnesota Crookston Jan. 16 @Minnesota Crookston
Jan. 22 @St. Cloud State Jan. 22 St. Cloud State
Jan. 23 @St. Cloud State Jan. 23 St. Cloud State
Jan. 29 Minnesota Duluth Jan. 29 @Minnesota Duluth
Jan. 30 Minnesota Duluth Jan. 30 @Minnesota Duluth
Feb. 5 @UMary Feb. 5 UMary
Feb. 6 @UMary Feb. 6 UMary
Feb. 12 Minot State Feb. 12 @Minot State
Feb. 13 Minot State Feb. 13 @Minot State
Feb. 19 MSU Moorhead Feb. 19 @MSU Moorhead
Feb. 20 MSU Moorhead Feb. 20 @MSU Moorhead
Feb. 25-28 NSIC Tournament Feb. 25-28 NSIC Tournament