Western Courier

Leathernecks shock SDSU in improbable quarterfinal upset

Brad Piros, Sports Editor

March 10, 2019

Filed under Showcase, Sports

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Western Illinois University men’s basketball team took down the South Dakota State Jackrabbits for the first time in three years. The Leathernecks narrowly won their quarterfinal matchup 79-76 to become...

Men’s team searches for “Cinderella Story” in Sioux Falls

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

March 8, 2019

Filed under Showcase, Sports

MACOMB, Ill. — It’s March, and that means it’s time for playoff basketball in college hoops. College basketball teams all across the country will be looking to win their conference tournaments and lock up a spot in the N...

Western community voice concerns with staff layoffs

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 8, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

A crowd of members of the Macomb community gathered outside Sherman Hall to voice their concerns about the recent layoffs at Western Illinois University. Organizers planned the protest in the week leading up to Friday’s layoff...

The end of Real Madrid’s “Golden Era”

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019

Filed under Showcase

The three-time defending UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid made an absolute mockery of themselves yesterday in their 4-1 defeat to Ajax Amsterdam at home in the round of 16. Madrid had won their past five meetings agai...

Harper signs record breaking deal

Taylor Jordan, Courier Staff

March 4, 2019

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Bryce Harper has signed a record setting 13-year, $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. The 26-year-old MVP-winning outfielder has officially ended his seven-year journey with the Washington Nationals who...

Western Illinois University announces 132 faculty layoffs “Today is a catastrophe.”

Devon Greene and Steven Barnum

March 4, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

Western announced 132 faculty and staff layoffs on Friday, the largest amount of layoffs in it’s 119 year history. “Today is a catastrophe. It’s a catastrophe for all these people who lost their jobs,” Union leader Bil...

Men’s basketball look to continue winning ways

Titus Perez, Courier Staff

February 27, 2019

Filed under Showcase, Sports

DENVER — This past Saturday marked the first win of the month for the Western Illinois University Leathernecks (9-18, 4-10 Summit) defeating Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles (10-20, 6-9 Summit) on senior night. The win for...

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