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Tiger Woods wins his fifth green jacket at The Masters

Michael Harms and Christopher Bean

April 15, 2019

Filed under Sports

The greatest comeback since Lazarus. Instead of waiting a week to celebrate the most known resurrection, the world watched Tiger Woods bring himself back from the depths of misery to resurrect his title as the greatest golfer....

Men’s golf team sets sights on Beu Mussatto Invitational

Jacob VanZuiden, Courier Staff

April 15, 2019

Filed under Sports

As the season inches closer to its end, the Western Illinois men’s golf team have hit their stride at the most crucial point of the season. After displaying utter dominance in their last meet, Western will return to a much mor...

Who will be the new king in the East?

Brendan Reidy, Sports Writer

April 12, 2019

Filed under Sports

The NBA Playoffs are right around the corner, and things will be very different this year, especially in the Eastern Conference. This year, LeBron James is out of the Eastern Conference and leaves the door wide open for someone t...

Tiger Woods looks to win his fifth green jacket

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

April 12, 2019

Filed under Sports

It’s April and that means one thing: the Masters. One of the greatest golf tournaments to be played on the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour, the Masters comes around this time every year. This year the field of comp...

Softball wins series against SDSU Jackrabbits 2-1

David Koier, Courier Staff

April 10, 2019

Filed under Sports

The weather affected the Western Illinois softball team’s schedule once more this season, but luckily Mother Nature was a bit more forgiving this time. The team traveled to South Dakota on Sunday to face off against the So...

Baseball looks to continue after sweeping Oral Roberts

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

April 10, 2019

Filed under Showcase, Sports

This past weekend the Western Illinois University baseball team (11-18) took on the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (14-15) at Alfred D. Boyer stadium. The Leathernecks managed to sweep the Eagles, defeating them Friday, Saturday an...

Virginia wins first National Title in Historic Run

Taylor Jordan, Courier Staff

April 10, 2019

Filed under Sports

All the madness has come to an end as Virginia defeated Texas Tech in overtime, 85-77, in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game on Monday. For the first time since 2006, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament w...

Predicting NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs first round

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

Filed under Sports

It’s been a very long six months for all of the 31 NHL teams, but come April only 16 teams make the playoffs, eight from the East and eight from the West. The NHL regular season capped off on Saturday with some teams still f...

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