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Fantasy football starts and sits for playoff week

Sheridan Keen

December 12

Filed under Sports

We’re getting down to the wire, folks. You’re probably either in the playoffs or chasing a toilet bowl trophy. At this point in the season, league owners know who they are going to start, and if there’s any hesitation, i...

Fixing road woes, consistency key to men’s basketball turnaround

Adam Feiner

December 12

Filed under Sports

Remember last year when the Western Illinois men’s basketball started 5-0? That seems like eons ago because of the team’s struggles the past 13 months. Since that 5-0 start to the 2015-16 season, the Leathernecks are a...

College football bowl preview and predictions

Adam Feiner

December 7

Filed under Sports

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. College football bowl season is upon us. Are you ready for 41 bowl games in 23 days? I know I’m not. Don’t get me wrong here. I love college football. But do I want to see teams w...

NFL Week 13: Brady passes Manning, Packers stay in NFC North hunt

Campbell Atkins

December 7

Filed under Sports

Step aside Peyton. Week 13 of the NFL saw the 201st win in the incredible career of Tom Brady, giving him more than any other quarterback in history. Congratulations, number 12. In this writer’s opinion, you are the greatest ...

Women’s hoops caps road trip with loss at Marquette

Danny Frey

December 5

Filed under Showcase, Sports

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The Western Illinois (5-3) women’s basketball wrapped up a four-game road swing with a 77-61 loss at Big East foe Marquette on Friday night. The Leathernecks struggled from the field, shooting a mere 29.6 p...

Leatherneck baseball announces 2017 schedule

December 5

Filed under Sports

MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois baseball head coach Ryan Brownlee announced the 2017 schedule, with 19 games set for Alfred D. Boyer Stadium. The Fighting Leathernecks will face four programs that advanced to last year’s NCAA...

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