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

Western Courier

Bowling makes strides

Garrick Hodge Assistant Sports Editor

October 5, 2011

Filed under Sports

While finishing 28th out of 38 teams at last Saturday's 41st Annual Midwest Collegiate Tournament was not exactly what the Western Illinois men's bowling club had in mind, there is still reason for optimism, according to Brock Pr...

Road ups and downs – Western Volleyball team leaps past kangaroos, but falls prey to Coyotes

Tom Loftus Sports Editor

October 5, 2011

Filed under Sports

The University of Missouri-Kansas City hosted a block party last Friday evening, and Western Illinois brought the knockout punch.The Leathernecks volleyball team recorded a season-high 15 blocks, helping them earn a come-from-beh...

Kilborn right at home at Bloomington event

Tom Loftus and Western Media Services

October 3, 2011

Filed under Sports

For Ben Kilborn, it was a successful Homecoming.The Western Illinois junior, a native of Bloomington, Ill., tied for 11th place, and his Western Illinois men's golf teammates recorded their season-low team score en route to a...

Soggy day sinks Western runners

Tom Loftus and Western Media Services

October 3, 2011

Filed under Sports

Whether it was the wind gusts that reached 40 miles per hour, the temperatures in the low 50s, a soft course wet from severe rain, or simply the stiff competition, Western Illinois' men's and women's cross country teams' hopes for...

Western has block party in Missouri

Tom Loftus Sports editor

October 3, 2011

Filed under Sports

The University of Missouri-Kansas City hosted a block party Friday evening, and Western Illinois brought the knockout punch.The Leathernecks volleyball team (9-7, 2-4) recorded a season-high 15 blocks, helping them earn a come-from-behin...

Homecoming high hopes

Homecoming high hopes

September 30, 2011

Sports briefs

Western Media Services and Garrick Hodge

September 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

Shane Davis has been named assistant coach for the Fighting Leatherneck baseball program. He comes to Western Illinois after two seasons as an assistant coach at Cleveland State. "I'm very pleased to be in Macomb," said Davis....

Baseball suddenly just got a lot more interesting

Garrick Hodge Assistant sports editor

September 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

Until Wednesday night, Major League Baseball seemed to be just about dead.More sports fans seemed interested in the progress of the NFL and NBA labor negotiations off the field than what was going on between the baseball chalk l...

Hall of Fame welcomes six

Western Media Services and Tom Loftus

September 28, 2011

Filed under Sports

Darrell Mudra, the head football coach at Western Illinois from 1969 to 1973, and Pete Rodriguez, a longtime NFL special teams coach who served as Leathernecks head coach from 1979 to 1982, will be among the Leatherneck footba...

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