Western Courier

Leathernecks sneak past Salukis

Titus Perez, Courier Staff

November 5, 2018

Filed under Showcase, Sports

CARBONDALE, Ill. — A brawl broke out in Carbondale this weekend between the Western Illinois University Leathernecks (5-4, 4-2 MVFC) and the Southern Illinois University Salukis (2-7, 1-5 MVFC). The game between two in-state...

Looking forward to the NFL playoffs

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

November 5, 2018

Filed under Sports

We've hit the week eight mark of the NFL season and now it’s time to look towards the end. What teams could come back? What teams are imploding? And who will win it all? But first, here are the teams that I will not talk abou...

Freshman ready to leave their mark on Leatherneck hoops

Bradley Piros, Assistant Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

Filed under Sports

It’s no secret that the Western Illinois women’s basketball team lost some major talent last season. The Leathernecks had six seniors graduate and leave the team, four of them being reliable starters. You may have heard t...

Johnson pushes through setbacks

Christopher Bean, Courier Staff

November 2, 2018

Filed under Sports

Sophomore Isaac Johnson was one of the bright spots in a Leatherneck basketball uniform during his freshman year. The 6-foot-5-inch guard from Minneapolis, Minn. was first recruited by the Necks in an AAU tournament in Las Vegas....

Higginbotham embraces new leadership role

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

November 2, 2018

Filed under Sports

As Western Illinois begins to see the weather cool off and activities move indoors, their most dominant sport begins. Women’s basketball is set to tip-off this week and hopes to prove once more that they can bring championships...

Gilbeck shines on and off the court

Haley Richards, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

Filed under Sports

Over the past three years, basketball fans at Western Illinois University have become familiar with the name Brandon Gilbeck. Gilbeck is a 7-foot center entering his senior year here at Western Illinois. The Wisconsin native ...

Purple and Gold ready to defy expectations

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

November 2, 2018

Filed under Sports

The temperature is starting to get a little brisk, and the leaves are starting to fall. That means basketball season is right around the corner. The Western Illinois men’s basketball team will look to build off what they cre...

Women’s hoops have high hopes

Jacob VanZuiden, Courier Staff

November 2, 2018

Filed under Sports

The Western Illinois University women’s basketball team has the bar set extremely high coming into their new campaign, looking to build on the impressive year the team had last season. Just last season, the Purple and Gold fini...

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