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

Western Courier

Baseball community mourns the loss of Royals star

Campbell Atkins

January 30

Filed under Sports

There sometimes comes a moment in sports that makes us question the meaning of it all. We’ll forget about the box scores and the standings; we’ll forget about off-season transactions and the constant bickering between players...

Experienced Patriots meet soaring Falcons in Super Bowl LI

January 25

Filed under Sports

Super Bowl LI is set. The Atlanta Falcons will meet the New England Patriots in another edition of America’s greatest game. While citizens across the country and world settle into their parties and sports bars, history will ...

Men’s basketball trounced by top-ranked Bison

Mat McClanahan

January 25

Filed under Sports

MACOMB, IL. — Western Illinois men’s basketball could not get out of their mid-season slump this past Saturday against the Summit League leading North Dakota State Bison. The Leathernecks fell in a one-sided match, 89-57....

Leathernecks track battles at Mizzou

Rodrigo Lopez

January 25

Filed under Sports

Western track and field athletes showed a solid performance at the Missouri invitational on Friday, Jan. 20. Among these strong showings include Alyssa Johnson’s first place finish in the women’s 800 meter with the time of 2:17...

Tom Brady should win the NFL MVP

Campbell Atkins

January 25

Filed under Sports

When he takes the field for the AFC title game Sunday, a third league MVP will be the farthest thing from Tom Brady’s mind. The 17-year veteran has seen it all under center for his beloved Patriots. And now, on the cusp of his 40t...

Leatherneck football hands out inner squad awards

January 25

Filed under Sports

Western Illinois Football announced the end of year award winners for the 2016 season. The fighting Leathernecks spent the majority of 2016 season ranked in the FCS “Top 25” polls and recorded their second consecutive winning...

What you need to know before Championship Sunday

Edwin Fredland

January 25

Filed under Sports

This Sunday the NFL will have the NFC and AFC Championship games. The NFC Championship will take place at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta and will be the final NFL game hosted in that historic venue. Quarterback Matt Ryan and the...

Western tests all-time records at Hawkeye challenge

Mat McClanahan

January 19

Filed under Sports

Western Illinois’ all-time track and field records were put to the test at the Hawkeye Invitational this past weekend. After just the second meet of the year, three new all-time top 10 marks were reached. Not only did the pur...

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