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Western Courier

ACC leads the charge to March Madness tournament

Campbell Atkins

February 22, 2017

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The regular season is coming to an end for all levels of college basketball and March Madness is right around the corner. Many teams are scrambling to improve their resumes to earn a top seed in the tournament while others are de...

Swimmers make a splash in the Summit

February 22, 2017

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Western Illinois swimming and diving teams more top- 10 times Saturday (Feb. 18) at The Summit League Championships in Indianapolis. The Leatherneck men concluded the four-day meet by finishing fifth with...

Multiple top finishes for Leathernecks in Champaign

Brie Coder

February 22, 2017

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The men and women’s track and field continued their record-breaking streak at the Orange and Blue invitational last Saturday in Champaign, Ill. The highlight at the invitational was freshman Malachi Adams...

Baseball opens year with tough matchups in Starkville

February 20, 2017

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STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Western Illinois baseball team shook off the rust and got back out on the diamond over the weekend. The Leathernecks were plagued by miscues and dropped all four contests over the weekend, two to the Te...

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...

Baseball looks to start the season with a win in Starkville

Campbell Atkins

February 17, 2017

Filed under Sports

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...

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