Western Courier

Illinois is extending the Shelter-in-Place order until April 30

Devon Greene, Editor-in-chief

April 1, 2020

The announcement came from Gov. J.B. Pritzker Tuesday afternoon, just two days after President Donald Trump extended federal guidelines for an additional 30 days on Sunday.  This extension will keep schools closed and non-essential busine...

NFL Free Agency sends the NFL World into a Frenzy

Christopher Bean, Sports editor

April 1, 2020

While everyone is staying safe at home during these unprecedented times, NFL free agency has headlined the sports world over the last two weeks. Even though teams could not meet with any players in person because of COVID-19,...

Western chooses Rob Jeter to lead men’s basketball

Bradley Piros, Sports editor

April 1, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – After departing with long-time Western Illinois University men’s basketball coach Billy Wright, it took a little over a month for the university to find a replacement. Announced on Monday (March 30), Rob Jeter...

WIU baseball set to end road trip against Mizzou

John Bell, Courier Staff

March 6, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois Baseball Team (0-9) is headed down to Columbia, Miss. for a battle with the SEC Mizzou Tigers (6-5). The Leathernecks are off to a rough start under first year head coach Andy Pascoe, but l...

SGA votes to increase student fees

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

March 6, 2020

The Western Illinois University Student Government Association approved an increase in student fees at Tuesday’s meeting. The vote on the fee increase was set to take place two weeks ago but it was postponed due to incleme...

Women’s basketball face first round rematch against ORU

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – It’s been a grueling 29-game season for the Western Illinois University women’s basketball program, but after ending with a 9-7 conference record, they find themselves as the No. 4 seed in The Summit League T...

Women’s basketball drops regular season finale

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

March 2, 2020

  The Leathernecks ended their regular season schedule at Denver on Saturday afternoon with an 84-78 loss to the Pioneers. With the loss, the Leathernecks finish with a 15-14 record overall while going 9-7 in the co...

Macomb gathers for Polar Plunge

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

March 2, 2020

Freezing water didn't stop the Macomb community from taking a dip on Saturday. The 5th annual Polar Plunge took place outside of Western Hall this weekend where 58 people took the plunge into a pool outside the building. This...

Softball takes to Blues City Classic after long week off

David Koier, Courier Staff

February 28, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois softball team returns to action after a weekend off with a trip to the Blues City Classic in Memphis, Tenn. this weekend. Beginning Friday, the Leathernecks will face off in four different mat...

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