Western Courier

Rookie reporter covers big-time assignment

Aaron Viner

September 21, 2011

Filed under Sports

Growing up in small town Iowa, sports always had a special glamour. It seemed like the sports on television existed in a completely different, fantastic world. I think that is part of the reason I became interested in covering sport...

Hendrickson looks on bright side

Tom Loftus Sports Editor

September 21, 2011

Filed under Sports

Perhaps the easiest thing for a college football head coach to do after enduring a humbling 69-0 defeat at the hands of a powerful Division I team on the fringe of the AP Top 25 poll would be to vent, rant and rage. Finger pointi...

Kappel shuts out Green Bay

Western Media Services and Tom Loftus

September 19, 2011

Filed under Sports

Freshman goalkeeper Victoria Kappel earned her fourth shutout of the young season on Sunday afternoon, helping visiting Western Illinois to a 1-0 victory against the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in its first of four conse...

Volleyball looks ahead to Oakland

Western Media Services and Tom Loftus

September 19, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Golden Grizzlies are in town tonight, which means the Western Illinois volleyball team must grin and bear its lost weekend in the Dakotas, regroup, and move on. Western (7-5, 0-2 in Summit League) hosts the Oakland Golden Grizzl...

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

Filed under Sports

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...

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