The independent student newspaper of Western Illinois University. Serving Macomb since 1905.

Western Courier

Softball opens season at Total Control Sports Invitational

Campbell Atkins

February 15

Filed under Sports

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...

Western track heads to Michigan for GVSU Invitational

Brie Coder

February 15

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...

MLB spring training right around the corner

Conor Fredland

February 15

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...

Luke Otto reflects on his time as a Leatherneck

Campbell Atkins

February 8

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...

Patriots steal Super Bowl LI in dramatic fashion

Campbell Atkins

February 8

Filed under Sports

The 2016 NFL playoffs had offered almost nothing but blowouts and underwhelming matchups leading up to Super Bowl LI in Houston. Football fans and citizens everywhere were repaid Sunday with arguably the greatest football game...

Western football releases 2017 schedule

February 8

Filed under Sports

MACOMB, Ill. –— Western Illinois football announced the 2017 schedule, opening again on a Thursday night (Aug. 31), and a full slate against NCAA Division I programs. Kickoff times will be announced at a later date. Head...

Women’s hoops take down Omaha for third straight win

Campbell Atkins

February 6

Filed under Showcase, Sports

MACOMB, Ill. — The Lady Leathernecks now stand alone at third place in the Summit League with an 80-63 win over Omaha Saturday in Western Hall. Western improved their overall record to 18-6 and 8-3 in conference play. Taylor...

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