Western Courier

A star-studded class headlines the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees

Christopher Bean, Sports editor

April 7, 2020

 With the 2019-20 NBA season on pause due to the Corona Virus, there was big news on Sunday with the announcement of the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductees. The 9 inductees are surrounded by some of the g...

NFL Free Agency sends the NFL World into a Frenzy

Christopher Bean, Sports editor

April 1, 2020

While everyone is staying safe at home during these unprecedented times, NFL free agency has headlined the sports world over the last two weeks. Even though teams could not meet with any players in person because of COVID-19,...

Western chooses Rob Jeter to lead men’s basketball

Bradley Piros, Sports editor

April 1, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – After departing with long-time Western Illinois University men’s basketball coach Billy Wright, it took a little over a month for the university to find a replacement. Announced on Monday (March 30), Rob Jeter...

WIU baseball set to end road trip against Mizzou

John Bell, Courier Staff

March 6, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois Baseball Team (0-9) is headed down to Columbia, Miss. for a battle with the SEC Mizzou Tigers (6-5). The Leathernecks are off to a rough start under first year head coach Andy Pascoe, but l...

Time to make the Wright decision

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

March 6, 2020

Billy Wright is out as the Western Illinois head basketball coach, and it has everyone on campus wondering who will be taking the reins of the Leatherneck basketball program. The Billy Wright era did not go as planned. In his s...

Softball slides south toward Saluki Invitational

David Koier, Courier Staff

March 6, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. - The Western Illinois Softball team travels to yet another weekend tournament this upcoming weekend, but this one is different: they get to stay in Illinois for this one. The team makes the quick trip down to ...

Three defensive free agents the Bears should be thinking about

Jacob Vanzuiden, Courier Staff

March 6, 2020

After exceeding all expectations in Year 1 under head coach Matt Nagy back in 2018, winning the NFC North and clinching their first playoff berth in nearly a decade, the Chicago Bears noticeably took a step back in 2019. The...

Women’s basketball face first round rematch against ORU

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – It’s been a grueling 29-game season for the Western Illinois University women’s basketball program, but after ending with a 9-7 conference record, they find themselves as the No. 4 seed in The Summit League T...

Potential back-ups for the Chicago Bears

Josh Purnell, Courier Staff

March 4, 2020

Mitchell Trubisky will be the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears in 2020, but the job could be at risk. Chicago is expecting to add a veteran quarterback to the roster this off-season. The Bears currently have a backup ...

Many upsets await March Madness

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

March 4, 2020

As the regular season starts to wind down and conference tournaments begin to start up, let’s take a look back on an incredible college basketball season. There were plenty of upsets (and March just began) and dark horses t...

Reranking the NHL’s 31 teams

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

March 4, 2020

No. 1 Boston Bruins: After a brief scare for the top spot in the league from a couple of teams, the Bruins have pulled away again. A 17-5-2 record in their last 25 games will certainly help that. No. 2 St. Louis Blues: The reigning...

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