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NFL’s Top 10 Quarterbacks

David Koier, Courier Staff

September 9, 2020

With the NFL season kicking off this Thursday and with the reigning Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs facing off against the Houston Texans, it seemed fit to look over the NFL’s signal callers and rank who looks the best...

Former SEC starting running back transfers to Western

September 4, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. - Former Auburn starting running back JaTarvious Whitlow announced earlier this week that he will be transferring to Western Illinois. The new Leatherneck will have two years of eligibility left and will be able ...

St. Louis Blues trade Allen; now what?

Bradley Piros, Sports editor

September 4, 2020

After a rather disappointing end to the season, losing to the Vancouver Canucks in six games, the St. Louis Blues had some decisions to make. The problem was simple really, clear plenty of cap space so they can resign their best...

Potential blockbuster trades for the White Sox

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

August 31, 2020

The Chicago White Sox have been the forgotten Chicago baseball team over the last decade. With the Cubs winning the World Series in 2016,and racking up multiple winning seasons, the White Sox were left in their shadow. Back in 2017,...

Adjusted College Football preseason top 10

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sport Editor

August 31, 2020

This weekend starts the first week of college football. Yes, you read that right. College football will be played this year. Yes, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the season, like what happens if an outbrea...

It’s not time to allow fans back in stadiums

David Koier, Courier Staff

August 28, 2020

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) announced in a press release on Aug. 20 that limited tickets were on sale for the wrestling promotions weekly live show DYNAMITE on Thursday. AEW hosted live fans at the open-air Daily’s Place amphi...

Lionel Messi announces termination of contract

Bradley Piros, Courier Staff

August 28, 2020

Tuesday afternoon, long-time F.C. Barcelona player Lionel Messi broke the news that he plans to terminate his contract that runs through the summer of 2021 with the Spanish club. The news comes after a shocking 8-2 loss to F.C. Ba...

Lakers win on Kobe Bryant Day

Josh Purnell, Courier Staff

August 26, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers dominated the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night, winning 135-115 to take a 3-1 lead in their playoff series. Lebron James had 30 points and 10 assists in 28 minutes before resting for the entire fourth...

MLB continues chaotic season

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

August 26, 2020

This summer was a rough one: COVID-19 was running rampant and cancelling sporting events left and right, including baseball. But, now that America’s pastime is back, you can’t help but wonder if the game will revert back t...

Western Illinois fall sports postponed until the spring

Christopher Bean, Sports editor

August 24, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois fall sports have been canceled. On Friday, Aug. 7, the Missouri Valley Conference postponed confernce football games and postseason play until the spring. Two weeks ago on Aug. 10, The Summit Le...

NHL Second Round Predictions

Bradley Piros, Courier Staff

August 24, 2020

It was definitely a different start to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. For the first time ever, 24 teams qualified for the postseason, 12 teams from each conference, meaning that the field was wide open for anyone to make a...

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...

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