Western Courier

Women’s soccer denies Panthers’ late comeback; hold on for 3-2 win

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

September 25, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill. — A sizeable 3-0 lead soon turned into a desperate situation to hold on, and that’s exactly what the Western Illinois women’s soccer team (3-5-1) did, winning by a 3-2 score on a perfect Monday aft...

Western Illinois University celebrates Founder’s Day

Marc Ramirez, News editor

September 25, 2019

  Western Illinois University held their 26th annual Founder’s Day celebration on the Sherman Hall lawn Monday afternoon. In 1899, a bill to establish Western Illinois State Normal School was passed by the state leg...

Men’s soccer seeks first win of the season on the road at UMKC

Sebastian Gamboa, Courier Staff

September 20, 2019

This week, the men’s soccer Fighting Leathernecks are heading down to Durwood Stadium in Kansas City, MO to square off against the University of Missouri-Kansas City Roos for their seventh regular season match of the year. ...

Western is awarded $10 million for agriculture research

Marc Ramirez, News editor

September 18, 2019

  Western Illinois University and the School of Agriculture held a press conference Tuesday to announce the selection of Agriculture Professor Win Phippen as the recipient of a $10 million federal grant for Integrated ...

Leathernecks edged out 23-14 by Montana State in home-opener

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

September 16, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois University Leathernecks (0-3) hosted the 10th ranked team in the nation, Montana State University Bobcats (2-1). The Bobcats 23-14 win earned them their second win in as many years a...

5K honors Fallen Soldiers and Alumni through scholarships

Marc Ramirez, News editor

September 16, 2019

Rain or shine, Western Illinois University’s eighth annual Fallen Soldiers 5K has been booked for Saturday, Sept. 21. Participants of all ages are encouraged to come out and honor those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for...

Leathernecks to bounce back against Bobcats in home-opener

Josh Purnell, Courier Staff

September 13, 2019

The Western Illinois University football team will have their first home game of the season tomorrow afternoon at Hanson Field against Montana State University at 3 p.m. This will be Western’s third matchup against Montana Stat...

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