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Softball shows promising signs of improvement in Getterman Classic

David Koier, Courier Staff

February 17, 2020

  There was a lot of softball played this weekend for the Western Illinois softball team. Two of the Leathernecks’ five games where at the Getterman Classic this weekend went to extra innings, four of the five were...

Baseball struggles in opening series against Tennessee

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

February 17, 2020

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Western Illinois University baseball team opened up their 2020 schedule over the weekend against the Tennessee Volunteers of the very tough Southeastern Conference (SEC). Western fell 3-0 in the first ...

Softball looks to bounce back after rough start to season

David Koier, Courier Staff

February 14, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. - The Western Illinois Leatherneck softball team takes a long trip down to Waco, Texas this weekend as they participate in the Getterman Classic hosted by the University of Baylor. Other teams participating in t...

The downfall of the San Jose Sharks

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

February 14, 2020

The San Jose Sharks have been a staple of the NHL playoffs since the late 1990s. Since the year 1998, they have made the playoffs 19 times and have consistently been a team that has been viewed as a contender for the Stanley C...

Baseball kicks off 2020 season against Tennessee Volunteers

John Bell, Courier Staff

February 14, 2020

Knoxville, Tenn. — The second weekend in February. The universal starting weekend for college baseball. With MLB pitchers and catchers reporting earlier this week, the future big leaguers begin their collegiate seasons thi...

Softball struggles in opening weekend tournament

David Koier, Courier Staff

February 10, 2020

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Western Illinois softball team traveled to Rosemont this weekend for their first tournament of the season. The team competed against teams from all over the Midwest including the University of Wisconsin-Gr...

Defending champs showing signs of inconsistency

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

February 10, 2020

  Since the All-Star break, the St. Louis Blues are 2-4-1. It is their worst stretch of games since 2018 when they were in last place before flipping the switch in 2019 and winning the whole thing. If they want any cha...

Mookie Betts and David Price are heading to the L.A. Dodgers

John Bell, Courier Staff

February 7, 2020

  With the NBA trade deadline getting all the attention this week, The Los Angeles Dodgers decided to make their first moves of the offseason. They made a huge splash by acquiring former American League MVP Mookie Betts ...

Men’s basketball losing streak reaches six games

Jumique Philips, Courier Staff

February 7, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — It was another disappointing night for the Leathernecks as they fell short to the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons, 69-75. Western Illinois’ record is now 5-16, which extends their losing streak to six. Seni...

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