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XFL announces 8 teams for 2020

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

August 23, 2019

After nearly two decades, the XFL is returning to the field this February. Owned by Vince McMahon, the XFL hasn’t played a game since 2001, their only season to date. The XFL started out as a money grab. People wanted more ...

Super Bowl or Bust for the Bears

Brendan Reidy, Sports Writer

August 23, 2019

  Championship windows open and close all the time in the National Football league. Every year, new teams get ready to contend for the Lombardi trophy. With the new season on the horizon, one team with a chance to capt...

Women’s soccer extremely confident after back-to-back shutout wins

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

August 23, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill. – The Western Illinois women’s soccer team kick off their regular season at home this afternoon against the Missouri State University Bears. The team is off to a strong start after winning their fi...

Top 10 Western athletes to watch this year

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

August 21, 2019

As everyone gets their class schedules figured out, parking passes purchased and new rooms decorated, everyone is figuring out what to expect this year at Western. Well one thing everyone can expect is a new sports season. ...

MLB Division winner prediction

David Koier, Courier Staff

August 21, 2019

With August coming to an end and September just around the corner, the MLB playoff picture is starting to come into a little more focus. Some teams have been red hot all season and have no fear about making the postseason. For others, e...

MLS is finally coming to St. Louis

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

August 21, 2019

It’s been a long time coming, but as of yesterday, St. Louis will be rewarded the 28th team in Major League Soccer and will play their inaugural season in 2022. The league has been growing significantly since 2004 adding clubs every o...

Women’s soccer begins season with high hopes

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

August 19, 2019

The Western Illinois University women’s soccer team kicked off their fall slate with two pre-season shutout wins last week. On Wednesday, they took on the Southeastern Community College Blackhawks and defeated them 5-0. Last F...

Men’s soccer prepares for exhibition matches

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

August 19, 2019

  Western Illinois University Men’s soccer team prepares for their first exhibition match this Wednesday. They have two exhibition matches this season against Quincy University and this matchup, against the University ...

100th NFL season is right around the corner

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

August 19, 2019

Football is back. Two weeks of the preseason are in the books after tonight, and it’s time for both the simple fans and the fanatical fans to dust off their gameday seats and throw on their team apparel. With this season m...

Preseason College Football Playoff predictions

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

August 19, 2019

We’re less than two weeks away from college football and I couldn’t be more excited, but until the season starts, all we can do is anticipate what is to come in 2019-20. With that being said, I will tell you who I think w...

Volleyball looks to move on and improve this fall season

David Koier, Courier Staff

August 19, 2019

The Western Illinois volleyball team was more than anxious to play an exhibition game this past Saturday. The exhibition meant that fall is around the corner and a brand new season is underway. The Leathernecks finished a to...

Softball closes out season against Omaha Mavericks

David Koier, Courier Staff

May 3, 2019

The Western Illinois softball team will travel to Omaha this weekend for their final series of the regular season. The 17-19 Leathernecks (9-6 in conference) face off against the 4-40 (2-13 in conference) Mavericks of the Unive...

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