Western Courier

Golfers take sixth

September 19, 2011

Tigers maul Western, 69-0

Garrick Hodge Assistant Sports editor

September 19, 2011

Filed under Sports

Out of rhythm, and playing on the road in an intimidating environment, Western Illinois never did find its footing on Saturday.The Leathernecks (1-2) fell to host Missouri 69-0 before 63,420 fans at the Tigers' Faurot Field, an...

Lynes, Castel claim titles for Western

Western Media Services and Tom Loftus

September 19, 2011

Filed under Sports

In the long run, Western looks like it will be a force to be reckoned with in cross country this fall.And Chelsea Lynes and Michael Castel are a big reason why.Competing in their first competition-distance races of the young sea...

Men’s golfers look for Kansas wizardy

Tom Loftus and Western Media Services

September 19, 2011

Filed under Sports

Seniors Andrew Godfrey and Kurt Slattery will be hoping to pick up where they left off last weekend as they lead the Western Illinois men's golf team into today's first round of the Kansas Invitational.The two-day event, hosted b...

Volleyball coach hopes fans enjoyed opener

Tom Loftus and Western Media Services

September 16, 2011

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If Tuesday evening's performance was the preview, Kym McKay just might be right about the main attraction:Attending a match featuring McKay's Western Illinois volleyball team could become a "hot ticket" on campus this fall and win...

Schools to pay athletes?

Joe McIntyre Daily Collegian

September 16, 2011

Filed under Sports

Scholarship football players at Division I schools walk a tightrope between a suffering student and a high-profile celebrity athlete.They tilt to the right, and they're a half-inch away from athletic stardom. They've already got the f...

Club teams seek players

Tom Loftus

September 14, 2011

Filed under Sports

Although classes have been in session at Western Illinois University since Aug. 22, and most students have already established their academic and social calendars for the semester, the window of opportunity for becoming part of a c...

Missouri Impossible? Leathernecks disagree

Tom Loftus

September 14, 2011

Filed under Sports

Impossible? Unlikely? Unprecedented?No, probably, and yes - but Western Illinois' rapidly improving Leathernecks football team isn't worried about what the experts might think of their chances of upsetting Missouri on Saturday, o...

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