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Women’s basketball looks to fight off ORU in The Summit League standings

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

February 26, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks (15-12, 9-5) look to complete the season sweep against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (12- 15, 7-7). The first meeting at Western Hall ended with the Leathernecks ...

WIU swimming wraps up season at The Summit League Championships

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 24, 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Western Illinois University men and women’s swim and dive teams wrapped up their season over the weekend when they competed in The Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships. The four-day event...

Men’s basketball falls to Omaha Mavericks in home finale

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

February 24, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks took the floor one last time at Western Hall this season against Omaha. It was senior day for the men’s team, as they honored seniors Keshon Montague, James Claar...

Adjusted NHL Power Rankings

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

February 24, 2020

No. 1 Boston Bruins: After a brief slump, the Bruins are back on top of the NHL with 90 points. Despite Saturday’s ugly loss to Vancouver, this team is clicking and the addition of Ondrej Kase is only going to help. No. ...

Baseball swept by Butler Bulldogs in substitute weekend series

David Koier, Courier Staff

February 24, 2020

The Western Illinois baseball team altered its plans for the weekend and added a three-game series versus Butler. Western played a lone game Saturday afternoon before playing a doubleheader on Sunday against the Bulldogs in I...

Women’s basketball prepares for Omaha on Senior Day

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

The Western Illinois University women’s basketball team (14-12, 8-5) will play their last home game of the season Thursday night when they take on the University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (6-19, 1-11). The last time out for...

Who will have a better season? Sox or Cubs?

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

February 19, 2020

With baseball season right around the corner, many people are excited about the upcoming season. Especially Chicago fans, with both the city’s clubs expected to do big things this upcoming games. The Chicago Cubs have been the city...

Inside Chicago’s NBA All-Star Weekend

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

February 19, 2020

NBA All-Star weekend will go down in history as one of the best All-Star weekends this century. I was lucky enough to be a part of the celebration early in the weekend to witness the Celebrity All-Star game and the NBA Legends S...

Track and field wraps up regular season at GVSU Big Meet

Jacob Vanzuiden, Courier Staff

February 19, 2020

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Over the weekend, the Western Illinois track and field team made their last stop of the regular season in Allendale, Mich., where they competed in the Grand Valley State Big Meet. The meet held on Friday...

WIU swimming gets ready for Summit League Championships

David Koier, Courier Staff

February 19, 2020

It’s a big week for the Western Illinois men's and women's swimming and diving teams as they travel to Sioux Falls, S.D. for The Summit League Championships. The event will be hosted on the campus of South Dakota State Univers...

Men’s hoops pick up seventh straight loss

Jacob Vanzuiden, Courier Staff

February 17, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – Heading into Saturday night, the Western Illinois men’s basketball team’s recent stretch of games had been far from ideal. After coming out on top in three of six contests played over winter break, the L...

Women’s basketball weathers early push by North Dakota

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

February 17, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – The North Dakota Fighting Hawks (14-11, 5-7) got off to a hot start against the Western Illinois women’s basketball team (14-12, 8-5) on Saturday, but the Leathernecks reversed course and kept momentum for th...

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