Western Courier

Men’s basketball prepares for Evansville and seven-game winter break

Jacob Vanzuiden, Courier Staff

December 4, 2019

  The Western Illinois men’s basketball team prepares for their four-game December stretch beginning against the University of Evansville on Wednesday. Aside from Evansville, the Leathernecks’ home schedule over t...

Leathernecks look to grab big road win against ISU Redbirds

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

  After a dominant 21-point win over Missouri Baptist University at home over Thanksgiving break, the Western Illinois women’s basketball team will head on the road for two games. The Leathernecks will start that ...

The Ravens take top seed in AFC

Josh Purnell, Courier Staff

December 4, 2019

  It’s Week 13 and there are currently five teams with only two losses: the Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. Let’s be honest, the Baltimore Ravens are the...

Patriots are slowed down after hot start

Sebastian Gamboa, Courier Staff

December 4, 2019

Year after year, the New England Patriots are the favorite to win the Super Bowl and even when they are not, they still make a run at it. This year, more specifically this week, that could all be changing. The Pats are current...

Breaking down highly anticipated weekend in CFB

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

  It’s early December and that means Santa Claus is coming to town soon. It also means the biggest and most unpredictable weekend in College Football is upon us, Championship Saturday. With every conference champio...

Men’s hoops drops close game to UMKC Kangaroos

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

December 2, 2019

  The Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks (2-5) traveled to Kansas City to take on the UMKC Roos (5-4). Western Illinois traveled into their crossover matchup in the WAC conference riding a two-game winning stre...

Women’s basketball victorious over break in front of record setting crowd

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill. — While students and faculty were back home for Thanksgiving Break, the Western Illinois women’s basketball team still had some work to do before the holiday. They took on Drake University back on No...

Five Fantasy Football MVP candidates for 2019

Jacob Vanzuiden, Courier Staff

December 2, 2019

  Each year in fantasy football, there are several players that would qualify as a steal, exceeding all expectations and taking your fantasy squad to glory. With every dynamic player taken in fantasy drafts, however...

Breaking down the first couple of weeks in NCAA Basketball

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

December 2, 2019

  The NCAA basketball season is a couple weeks in and there have already been some major upsets, the type of upsets expected during March. A couple of conferences have looked strong, while others have failed to live...

Women’s basketball loses big at home against Bradley Braves

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

November 22, 2019

MACOMB, Ill. - The Western Illinois women’s basketball team took on one of their toughest opponents of the season on Wednesday night in the form of the Bradley University Braves. They were unable to outduel the Braves and lo...

Potential quarterback options for Bears in offseason

Jacob Vanzuiden, Courier Staff

November 22, 2019

It’s been a dreadful, worst-case-scenario type of season for the 2019 Chicago Bears. As a team who once had Super Bowl aspirations heading into September, they’ve now fallen to a record of 4-6 after dropping five of the...

The independent student newspaper of Western Illinois University. Serving Macomb since 1905.
Sports