Western Courier

Football loses conference opener against Missouri State in 3OT

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

October 7, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill. – The Western Illinois University football team (0-5) opened up their conference schedule at home against the Missouri State University Bears (1-3). The Leathernecks beat MSU last season 31-14 on the ...

Thompson Hall prepares for annual Big Pink Volleyball competition

Tea Wheat, Courier Staff

October 7, 2019

Each year Thompson Hall holds their annual capstone event, Big Pink Volleyball. This year, Big Pink Volleyball will take place from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16. Big Pink Volleyball is a recreational event that takes place at the Stud...

Football looks for first win against Missouri State at Homecoming game

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

October 4, 2019

  The Western Illinois University football team (0-4) will be looking for their first win of the season on Saturday when they take on the Missouri State University Bears (0-3). Western is coming off their bye week, l...

Board of Trustees names Abraham Interim President

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

October 4, 2019

The Western Illinois Board of Trustees met on Thursday afternoon in the University Union to discuss various issues around Western. After an almost three hour long closed session meeting, the Board of Trustees agreed to make Actin...

Women’s soccer shuts out Chicago State; looks forward to start of Summit League play

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

October 2, 2019

    The Women’s soccer team will open up Conference play starting this week against Omaha. After a long non-conference schedule, the team has a 4-5-1 record, their best record before Summit League play since 20...

Western Illinois Athletics names 2019 Hall of Fame inductees

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

September 30, 2019

As the year moves on, it is always important to remember those who came before us, walked these same pathways, sat in the same buildings and even competed on the same gym floor. Western Illinois announced the 2019 hall of fame ...

Volleyball opens up conference play with an away loss to Fort Wayne

David Koier, Courier Staff

September 27, 2019

  After matching last year’s win total during their preseason tournament schedule, head coach Ben Staupe and the Western Illinois Leathernecks women’s volleyball team marched into Fort Wayne this Tuesday to play in ...

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...

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