Western Courier

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...

Homecoming goal: Play best game ever

Tom Loftus

September 28, 2011

Filed under Sports

This Saturday won't be your run-of-the-mill, garden-variety, channel-surf-and-scarf-Doritos kind of Saturday in Macomb, and Mark Hendrickson knows it.The Leathernecks football coach is well aware that the pride of Western Illinois...

Football outrun, outgunned

Football outrun, outgunned

September 26, 2011

Volleyball drops pair

Aaron Viner Courier Staff

September 26, 2011

Filed under Sports

Although both of their matches ended in losses, the Western Illinois volleyball team found Brophy Hall a raucous place to be last weekend. In their first match of the season at acoustics-accentuating Brophy Hall, the Leathernecks dropp...

Men’s soccer splits games

Garrick Hodge Assistant Sports Editor

September 26, 2011

Filed under Sports

Western's men's soccer team knew it would have its hands full against in-state rival Bradley last Friday. After all, the visiting Braves were ranked No. 21 in the nation entering the game.As it turned out, Bradley (6-1-2) need...

‘Playoffs or burst’, vows Western ice hockey

Sarah Tomkinson Courier Staff

September 26, 2011

Filed under Sports

From unable to win to unwilling to settle for second-best, the Western Illinois ice hockey club has come a long way in two seasons. Two seasons ago, the Leathernecks won only one game, and it's something that team manager Cassie...

‘Hysteria’ rules at SIU tourney

Western Media Services, Garrick Hodge and Tom Loftus

September 23, 2011

Filed under Sports

"Mass Hysteria," the nickname of Western's men's Ultimate Frisbee club, received solid efforts from several players last weekend and came away with the championship of the SO ILL Tournament, hosted by Southern Illinois Universi...

New-look bowlers aim high

Sarah Tomkinson Courier Staff

September 23, 2011

Filed under Sports

This season, Western's men's bowling club is on the comeback trail and looking for redemption.And for club president Rob Meinert, a ranking of 58th in the NCAA isn't satisfactory."It's nothing to brag about," the business mana...

WIU focus: MVFC run

Tom Loftus Sports editor

September 23, 2011

Filed under Sports

Rankings, records and rhetoric are not particularly paramount in Western Illinois football coach Mark Hendrickson's mind right now. Mapping out a game plan that will leave his Leathernecks 1-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference a...

Men’s golfers solid in Kansas

Tom Loftus Sports Editor

September 21, 2011

Filed under Sports

Mel Blasi was happy for the Summit League on Tuesday, but the Leathernecks men's golf coach had good reason to be pleased about his own team's performance as well.While conference foe Missouri-Kansas City captured the team ti...

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