Western Courier

Men’s basketball needs a win to keep postseason hopes alive

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois University men’s basketball team (5-19, 2-12) took on the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (15-14, 8-6) last Saturday and were outscored 93-86 inside Western Hall on Senior Nigh...

WIU golf wraps up Alabama State Spring Kickoff

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

  PRATTVILLE, Ala. – The Western Illinois men’s and women’s golf team competed at the Alabama State Spring Kickoff over the weekend, and the men’s team shot a combined 861 to claim a two stroke victory over E...

Sabrina Ionescu makes history

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 26, 2020

Lew Alcindor, Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain. All of these names have been unanimously considered the best to ever step on the court in the history of collegiate basketball. Yet, there’s a young woman in Euge...

Jordan shares emotions about Kobe Bryant

Josh Purnell, Courier Staff

February 26, 2020

It’s rare to see Michael Jordan shed a tear in the public eye. On three different occasions, we have seen Jordan cry in public. The first time was when a photographer captured an iconic photo of Jordan and his father sittin...

Women’s basketball looks to fight off ORU in The Summit League standings

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

February 26, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks (15-12, 9-5) look to complete the season sweep against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (12- 15, 7-7). The first meeting at Western Hall ended with the Leathernecks ...

WIU swimming wraps up season at The Summit League Championships

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 24, 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Western Illinois University men and women’s swim and dive teams wrapped up their season over the weekend when they competed in The Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships. The four-day event...

Men’s basketball falls to Omaha Mavericks in home finale

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

February 24, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks took the floor one last time at Western Hall this season against Omaha. It was senior day for the men’s team, as they honored seniors Keshon Montague, James Claar...

Adjusted NHL Power Rankings

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

February 24, 2020

No. 1 Boston Bruins: After a brief slump, the Bruins are back on top of the NHL with 90 points. Despite Saturday’s ugly loss to Vancouver, this team is clicking and the addition of Ondrej Kase is only going to help. No. ...

Baseball swept by Butler Bulldogs in substitute weekend series

David Koier, Courier Staff

February 24, 2020

The Western Illinois baseball team altered its plans for the weekend and added a three-game series versus Butler. Western played a lone game Saturday afternoon before playing a doubleheader on Sunday against the Bulldogs in I...

Women’s basketball prepares for Omaha on Senior Day

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

The Western Illinois University women’s basketball team (14-12, 8-5) will play their last home game of the season Thursday night when they take on the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (6-19, 1-11). The last time out for...

Who will have a better season? Sox or Cubs?

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

February 19, 2020

With baseball season right around the corner, many people are excited about the upcoming season. Especially Chicago fans, with both the city’s clubs expected to do big things this upcoming games. The Chicago Cubs have been the city...

Inside Chicago’s NBA All-Star Weekend

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

February 19, 2020

NBA All-Star weekend will go down in history as one of the best All-Star weekends this century. I was lucky enough to be a part of the celebration early in the weekend to witness the Celebrity All-Star game and the NBA Legends S...

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