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Women’s hoops maintain first placeLeathernecks top Jackrabbits in electric win

Campbell Atkins

February 17, 2017

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The Leathernecks (21-6, 11-3) now stand alone atop the Summit League after Wednesday’s 83-77 win over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (19-7, 10-4) inside a raucous Western Hall. The first place squad has now won six games... Read more »

Baseball looks to start the season with a win in Starkville

Campbell Atkins

February 17, 2017

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The Western Illinois baseball team will begin their season today in Starkville, Mississippi, with two tough matchups right off the bat. Besides hosting the Mississippi State Bulldogs, the Leathernecks will face number 14 in the... Read more »

Track and field run into the record books

Brie Coder

February 15, 2017

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Both the men and women’s track and field brought home even more successful wins at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Michigan on Friday and Saturday and the Fighting Scot Invitational in Monmouth, Illinois on Saturday. At the... Read more »

Softball opens season at Total Control Sports Invitational

Campbell Atkins

February 15, 2017

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Western Illinois softball team began the 2017 season at the Total Control Sports Invitational over the weekend in Rosemont. The Leathernecks were able to pick up two victories to start the season but also... Read more »

Western track heads to Michigan for GVSU Invitational

Brie Coder

February 15, 2017

Filed under Sports

The men and women’s track and field squads have been setting the bar high, breaking a number of records so far this season, and they look to continue that success this weekend. Both teams will compete in the GVSU Invitational... Read more »

MLB spring training right around the corner

Conor Fredland

February 15, 2017

Filed under Sports

With spring training just days away and the Super Bowl all wrapped up, it’s time to turn our attention towards baseball once again. Many moves have been made this offseason including- Chris Sale’s departure from the south... Read more »

Luke Otto reflects on his time as a Leatherneck

Campbell Atkins

February 8, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Western Illinois kicker Luke Otto will be taking his academic and athletic talents to Northwestern University next year to work towards his graduate degree in managment studies and play out his last year of eligibility on the Big 10... Read more »

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