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Illinois football is going bowling

Jacob Vanzuiden, Courier Staff

November 13, 2019

It’s been a long and mostly painful ride for head coach Lovie Smith and his Fighting Illini since taking over the job in 2016, but after three straight seasons of mediocrity, his complete reconstruction of the University of...

Women’s basketball picks up second straight win at home

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

November 13, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois University women’s basketball team continued their three-game home stand with a 91-51 win over the University of Illinois-Springfield Prairie Stars. With the win it brings We...

Men’s soccer defies all odds to win fifth regular season title

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

November 11, 2019

TULSA, Okla. – The Western Illinois University men’s soccer team kicked off their season with an 11-game losing streak. They turned it around and went 5-1-1 in their last seven games of the season and 4-1 in the conference ...

Men’s basketball falls in home opener to start 0-2

Jacob VanZuiden, Courier Staff

November 11, 2019

Saturday night’s showdown between the Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks (0-1) and the Hatters of Stetson University (1-0) was a game where both teams showed plenty of grit and determination. The contest held in Macom...

Volleyball falls in Oral Roberts

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

November 11, 2019

TULSA, Okla. — It was a tough battle, but the Golden Eagles of Oral Roberts prevailed against the Leathernecks in five sets. The first set went to the Leathernecks 25-23, highlighted by a six point run that put the Leatherne...

Mid-season MVP award predictions

Josh Purnell, Courier Staff

November 11, 2019

We are officially at the halfway point of the NFL season and so far, we have seen some impressive performances on the field. Some players are once again having another magnificent season so far and there are players who have ...

Men’s basketball takes on Stetson University Hatters in home-opener

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

November 8, 2019

  The Fighting Leathernecks traveled to Bloomington to take on the Indiana Hoosiers in historic Assembly Hall on Tuesday. It was the regular season opener for Western Illinois and the Hoosiers and the Hoosiers came out on ...

Analyzing first College Football Playoff rankings

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

November 8, 2019

At the top spot of the rankings was the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Buckeyes went into the rankings with an 8-0 record. This includes wins over two top 25 teams, Michigan State and Wisconsin. This is the first time that the Buck...

Football looks to upset No. 1 NDSU

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

November 8, 2019

  The Western Illinois football team will play against the best team in FCS history, the North Dakota State University Bison. The Bison are the New England Patriots and Alabama Crimson Tide of FCS. NDSU has won seven ...

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