Western Courier

Is Lamar Jackson making a case for the MVP award?

Jacob VanZuiden, Courier Staff

November 6, 2019

There’s a new elite quarterback in town, and his name isn’t Patrick Mahomes. In just his second season as a pro, 2018 first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens, signal-caller Lamar Jackson has come into his own. Through eigh...

Volleyball falls in four sets to North Dakota State University Bison

Christopher Gibson, Copy Editor

November 6, 2019

  The Western Illinois women’s volleyball team took to the court at Western Hall this past Sunday to take on the North Dakota State University Bison. The match went for four sets with the visiting Bison taking home...

Women’s basketball open season against Missouri University Tigers

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

November 4, 2019

With the calendars having turned to November, it’s time to officially tip off the basketball season. The Western Illinois Leathernecks will begin their 2019-2020 regular season with an exciting road matchup, traveling to a po...

Football picks up first win of season against South Dakota

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

November 4, 2019

  This week, the Leathernecks stayed home to play the South Dakota Coyotes. The Leathernecks banded together and, for the first time this season, managed to play tough enough to win a game. In a game that came down to the...

Football hosts second-to-last home game against South Dakota Coyotes

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

November 1, 2019

  The Western Illinois Leathernecks (0-8) take on the South Dakota Coyotes this Saturday. The Leathernecks have gone 10 games without a victory, dating all the way back to last season. The streak started against Sout...

The curious case of Tom Wilson

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

November 1, 2019

Hockey is a physical game played extremely fast by talented players. Although hitting has gone down in recent years, there is still a place for it. The St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals won the Cup by being physical, gett...

Baker Mayfield looks to quite the criticism

Sebastian Gamboa, Courier Staff

November 1, 2019

All throughout the world of sports, new players are faced with inescapable scrutiny and a public opinion that is hesitant to shift from negative to positive. While criticism in sports is a part of the culture and should probab...

Volleyball looks for second straight win against North Dakota

David Koier, Courier Staff

November 1, 2019

  The Leathernecks volleyball team suits up to face off against the Fighting Hawks of North Dakota at Western Hall this Friday. This past weekend the Leathernecks were successful in sweeping the South Dakota State ...

Men’s and women’s golf wrap up fall season

Jacob VanZuiden, Courier Staff

October 30, 2019

On Monday, both the men’s and women’s Leatherneck golf teams traveled to warmer territories to compete in their final meet of 2019. Both teams looked to finish strong in the Tiger Fall Invitational hosted by Savannah Stat...

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