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Western Courier

Patriots steal Super Bowl LI in dramatic fashion

Campbell Atkins

February 8, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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...

Special teams will take home the Lombardi Trophy

Mat McClanahan

February 3, 2017

Filed under Sports

Finally, the best Sunday of the year is upon us. America’s newest pasttime stages its two most elite teams as they battle it out for the grandest prize of them all, the Lombardi Trophy. Super Bowl Sunday is here and make no...

Leatherneck tennis swept by Redbirds at Illinois State

February 2, 2017

Filed under Sports

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Western Illinois tennis team took on Illinois State in a Sunday evening (Jan. 29) road matchup. The Leathernecks were unable to top the Redbirds, falling by a score of 4-0 to move to 3-2 on the season...

The inevitable death of the Pro Bowl

Campbell Atkins

February 2, 2017

Filed under Sports

In the middle of a two-week break before the Super Bowl sits another annual contest in the NFL. This contest contains just some of the risk but none of the glory. In theory, it’s a matchup between the most elite players from...

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