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March Madness lives up to the hype

Mat McClanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2017

Filed under Sports

Now that March Madness is well underway, the basketball community has seen typical March mayhem. The basketball world has seen a number one seed fall, questionably a game-winning goaltend, the “weakest” Power Five conference,...

Softball comes up empty before the start of conference play

Mat McClanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2017

Filed under Sports

Western Illinois softball could not find a way out of their losing streak this past weekend when they traveled to Martin, Tennessee to play in the Skyhawk Hampton Inn classic. The Leathernecks went 0-4 on the weekend, which kept...

Softball splits matchups over the weekend

Mat McClanahan

March 8, 2017

Filed under Sports

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Women’s softball finishes their weekend strong, winning their final two games of the Coach B Classic at Southern Illinois. Western started out the weekend playing the home team, Southern Illinois, in...

Baseball drops three games in Carbondale

Cambell Atkins

March 8, 2017

Filed under Sports

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Western Illinois (0-10) remained winless this weekend after dropping three games to the Southern Illinois Salukis (7-4) of the Missouri Valley Conference. Western had a chance to walk away victorious in two...

Spring training is finally underway

Conor Fredland

March 3, 2017

Filed under Sports

Baseball is back in session, and spring training is well under way in Arizona and Florida as the underdogs and favorites alike get ready for the season. Players from around the world begin to prepare for the phenomenon that is...

NFL stars in search of a new home

Campbell Atkins

March 3, 2017

Filed under Sports

The National Football League (NFL) offseason is well underway with a lot of interesting, but not necessarily surprising, moves to review. The main priority for a number of teams is the NFL Draft in late April, but many are using...

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