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Women’s soccer prepares for weekend road trip double-header

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

August 30, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois women’s soccer team kicks off a two-game road trip tonight when the take on the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Jaguars and on Sunday afternoon against...

Ryan Russell pursues to make NFL history

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

August 30, 2019

The entire month of June this summer was dedicated to the LGBTQ community as Pride Month. Many cities across the United States had parades and events celebrating the community and its growing rights and respect across the world. Ho...

Yu Darvish has historic month of August

Jacob VanZuiden, Courier Staff

August 30, 2019

The Chicago Cubs currently sit at 70-61 on the season as we stroll into September, holding onto the final Wild Card spot in hopes of reaching the postseason for the fifth time in as many years. Aside from battling the red-hot Cardi...

Meet your Western Illinois Fall sports coaches

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

August 30, 2019

Soccer has already started their regular season, football started yesterday, volleyball starts this afternoon, golf and cross country are starting very soon, and even basketball will be here before you know it. While it is fun to ...

Leathernecks look to neutralize North Alabama

Sebastian Gamboa, Courier Staff

August 28, 2019

  Our very own Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks will kick off the 2019 season tomorrow night at Braley Stadium in Florence, Alabama against the University of North Alabama Lions at 7pm. This will be Western...

Breaking down the preseason top 25

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

August 28, 2019

No. 1 Clemson Tigers: The defending National Champions return essentially their entire offense, including Heisman favorite Trevor Lawrence. The Tigers did lose a lot of defensive talent, but defensive coordinator Brent Venable...

Predicting the Bears top defensive players’ stats

Josh Purnell, Courier Staff

August 28, 2019

The 2019 NFL season is around the corner, and there is no other way to start off NFL’s 100th season than with a classic rival between the Chicago Bears and Greenbay Packers at Soldier Field, on Thursday, Sept. 5. One of the...

New faces look to lead Leathernecks to big season

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

August 26, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks had a solid season a year ago under first year head coach, Jared Elliott. The team went 5-6 overall, and 4-4 in the very tough Missouri Valley Conference. ...

Men’s soccer wins both exhibition match-ups

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

August 26, 2019

MAOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois Men’s Soccer team won its last exhibition game against Quincy on Saturday by a narrow margin of 2-1 in overtime. The match was scoreless until the 52nd minute when Quincy took the lead. The ...

Andrew Luck prepares for life after the NFL

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

August 26, 2019

Yes, you read Adam Schefter’s tweet right on Saturday night, quarterback Andrew Luck has retired from the NFL. Shocking is an understatement on what happened in the Colts organization. The news broke out during the middle of...

Five players selected as captains to lead Leathernecks’ football team to victory

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

August 23, 2019

Every great group has a great captain. The new colonies had George Washington, the civil rights movement had Martin Luther King Jr. and now the Western Illinois University football team has their leaders. Five captains, thre...

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