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Western Courier

10 years later, all is calm at Western

Tom Loftus Sports Editor

September 9, 2011

Filed under Sports

It wasn't so much what he said... it was how he said it."Are you watching TV right now?" came the voice from my older brother, through the phone and into my sleepy head; not being a morning person, at 9 a.m. on a Tuesday I was stil...

Hockey world slammed by recent tragedies

Sarah Tomkinson

September 9, 2011

Filed under Sports

The hockey world has been sporting a morbid look this offseason.It started with the death of 28-year-old New York Rangers forward Derek Boogaard on May 13 from an overdose of drugs and alcohol. Then, on August 15, newly signed...

Cross Country ready for opener

Tom Loftus Sports Editor

September 9, 2011

Filed under Sports

Take two. After last Friday's Leatherneck Open fell victim to sweltering heat and was cancelled for the protection of competitors, Western Illinois' men's and women's cross country teams will finally be opening their 2011 season today...

Thrilling win

Tom Loftus

September 7, 2011

Filed under Sports

For sports fans that "get" soccer, embrace soccer and flat-out love soccer - and count Western Illinois men's soccer coach Eric Johnson among that group - there's nothing more exciting than a last-second game-winning goal tha...

Volleyball first again

Tom Loftus

September 7, 2011

Filed under Sports

Two tournament titles, a milestone victory and her team's best record in over 20 years is almost too much to take in all at once for Western Illinois volleyball coach Kym McKay. "Before the season started, I knew that I was nearin...

Soccer reveals weapons

September 7, 2011

The moms are coming: run!

The moms are coming: run!

September 7, 2011

Offense sputters in opener

Offense sputters in opener

September 6, 2011

Sports Briefs

Tom Loftus

September 6, 2011

Filed under Sports

After issuing denials as recently as Tuesday, on Wednesday it became official: Texas A&M is leaving the Big 12 Conference. The College Station, Texas-based university notified the Big 12 on Wednesday of its intention to submit an app...

Scandals are now the norm

Garrick Hodge

September 6, 2011

Filed under Sports

Remember the days where no one questioned the integrity of the NCAA? The days where there were no rumors of some big-name college athlete receiving improper benefits or some university involved in a scandal about players being ...

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