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Men’s golf strives in warm Florida and Georgia temperatures over spring break

Jacob VanZuiden, Courier Staff

March 20, 2019

Filed under Showcase, Sports

While most students traveled home last week for spring break, the Leatherneck men’s golf team stayed at work. The team departed to warmer pastures on the shores of Jacksonville, Fla. for the Don Benbow Invitational before journe...

Women’s tennis hosts University of Missouri-St. Louis in home opener

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

March 20, 2019

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TULSA, Okla.—The Western Illinois University women’s tennis team hasn’t had the best stretch recently, currently sitting on a three-game losing streak and a 3-7 season record. The Leathernecks opened their Summit League...

Baseball comes out on losing end of three game series

David Koier, Courier Staff

March 20, 2019

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The Western Illinois Leatherneck baseball team opened up Summit League play this weekend with a three-game series against the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State. The Leathernecks came up short in the series, dropping two of the th...

Who will be this year’s Cinderella?

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

March 20, 2019

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It’s that time a year again where everyone thinks they have the perfect bracket. As you fill out your bracket, you can’t forget about the underdogs. In this article I'll tell you who has a chance to be this year's Loyola-Chicag...

Should the Steelers move on from Ben Roethlisberger?

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

March 20, 2019

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Welcome to keeping up with the Steelers. On this encounter, we examine who is the drama queen now, who should the blame be put on and what drama will happen next. Antonio Brown is gone, Le’veon Bell is gone and now the only k...

Mens basketball ends tough 10-21 season against NDSU in Summit League tournament semi-final

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

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  While most students were either at home or on vacation with family and friends, the Western Illinois University men’s basketball team shocked The Summit League with a never before seen upset. The Leathernecks came into the tour...

UEFA Champions League announces quarterfinal draws

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

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The UEFA Champions saw some very one-sided round of 16 games. Some teams were absolutely run over in the first leg. Some of them came back, some of them embarrassed themselves, but every single game was exciting. I already wrote abou...

Baseball misses out on upset agains No. 10 Arkansas

Taylor Jordan, Courier Staff

March 18, 2019

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Western Illinois baseball team spent their spring break traveling to Arkansas where they fell short in two games against the 2018 College World Series runners-up. The Leathernecks took on their stiffest comp...

Softball falls in final non-conference series

David Koier, Courier Staff

March 18, 2019

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Western Illinois University softball team traveled to Florida this past week to face off in their final series before The Summit League. The Purple and Gold faced off in a doubleheader this past Wed...

Leathernecks shock SDSU in improbable quarterfinal upset

Brad Piros, Sports Editor

March 10, 2019

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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...

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