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Women’s basketball drops regular season finale

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

March 2, 2020

  The Leathernecks ended their regular season schedule at Denver on Saturday afternoon with an 84-78 loss to the Pioneers. With the loss, the Leathernecks finish with a 15-14 record overall while going 9-7 in the co...

Softball picks up two big wins in Blues City Classic

David Koier, Courier Staff

March 2, 2020

  The Western Illinois Leathernecks softball team traveled to Memphis, Tenn. this weekend to participate with four other teams in the Blues City Classic. The Purple and Gold went 1-3 on the weekend with their lone victo...

WIU Track and field wraps up indoor season at The Summit League Championships

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The women’s Track and Field team ended the month of February participating in the Indoor Summit League Championships on Friday and Saturday. The school records the team set highlighted this weekend. On F...

Softball takes to Blues City Classic after long week off

David Koier, Courier Staff

February 28, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois softball team returns to action after a weekend off with a trip to the Blues City Classic in Memphis, Tenn. this weekend. Beginning Friday, the Leathernecks will face off in four different mat...

Baseball searches for first win of the season against Tigers

John Bell, Courier Staff

February 28, 2020

  The Western Illinois baseball team (0-6) looks to get first year head coach Andy Pascoe his first win in Purple and Gold and they travel to Memphis to take on the Tigers (5-3). The Leathernecks have faced the Tiger...

The Houston Astros are beginning to pay the price

Josh Bell, Courier Staff

February 28, 2020

This past weekend marked the beginning of the 2020 MLB season. Many clubs began play on Saturday, while some began spring training play Friday. As many baseball fans are aware, one of the biggest cheating scandals in baseball h...

Women’s basketball edged by Oral Roberts Golden Eagles on the road

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

February 28, 2020

TULSA, Okla. — The Western Illinois University women’s basketball team lost to the Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles on the road by a score of 71-60 last night. The contest was the second to last game of the year for the Le...

Men’s basketball needs a win to keep postseason hopes alive

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois University men’s basketball team (5-19, 2-12) took on the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (15-14, 8-6) last Saturday and were outscored 93-86 inside Western Hall on Senior Nigh...

WIU golf wraps up Alabama State Spring Kickoff

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

  PRATTVILLE, Ala. – The Western Illinois men’s and women’s golf team competed at the Alabama State Spring Kickoff over the weekend, and the men’s team shot a combined 861 to claim a two stroke victory over E...

Sabrina Ionescu makes history

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

February 26, 2020

Lew Alcindor, Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain. All of these names have been unanimously considered the best to ever step on the court in the history of collegiate basketball. Yet, there’s a young woman in Euge...

Jordan shares emotions about Kobe Bryant

Josh Purnell, Courier Staff

February 26, 2020

It’s rare to see Michael Jordan shed a tear in the public eye. On three different occasions, we have seen Jordan cry in public. The first time was when a photographer captured an iconic photo of Jordan and his father sittin...

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