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Will David Ross bring the Cubs another championship

Josh Purnell, Courier Staff

October 25, 2019

The Chicago Cubs are hiring David Ross as their next manager for the 2020 season. Ross will be the Cubs’ 55th manager in franchise history, replacing Joe Maddon who was hired by the Los Angeles Angels. Ross is getting a three...

Men’s soccer makes Summit League Tournament with win or tie against EIU

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

October 25, 2019

  Western Illinois will take on in-state rival Eastern Illinois for their last home game of the year. The Leathernecks will head to battle with emotions high as a win or tie cements an appearance into The Summit League Tou...

Volleyball kicks off three-game homestand against SDSU Jackrabbits

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

October 25, 2019

The Western Illinois University volleyball team will face off against South Dakota State on Sunday inside Western Hall at 1 p.m. The Leathernecks come into the game with a record of 5-17 overall and 2-7 within The Summit League...

Getting to know your Western Illinois basketball coaches

David Koier, Courier Staff

October 23, 2019

For the past six years, the men’s and women’s basketball programs here at Western Illinois have been in good hands. Men’s basketball coach Billy Wright (entering his sixth season) and women’s coach JD Gravina (entering...

Incoming freshman have big shoes to fill

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

October 23, 2019

  Every season, teams across the nation get new talent coming onto their teams. Whether it be through incoming freshmen or transfers, every team gets new faces into the locker room that they expect will help them wi...

Incoming freshman shouldn’t be taken lightly

Jacob VanZuiden, Courier Staff

October 23, 2019

  On Thursday, the Western Illinois University women’s basketball team will kick off their 2019-20 season against the Saints of Maryville University at Western Hall. The Leathernecks have a rather small, yet impressi...

Webster can’t wait to get the season started

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

October 23, 2019

The Western Illinois men’s basketball team will start their season on the road on Nov. 5 against Big 10 opponent Indiana University. The entire team is looking forward to that game, but no one is more excited to get the seaso...

Kaufmann anticipates being a team leader

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

October 23, 2019

Senior Olivia Kaufmann enters her final year as a Leatherneck and brings leadership and experience to the table this year. Kaufmann was a freshman when Western won The Summit League Tournament and went to the NCAA tournament...

Women’s basketball returns after offseason overhaul

Alexx Staab, Courier Staff

October 23, 2019

  It may be hard to believe, but as of press time, we are just about 24 hours from tipoff of the 2019-2020 Western Illinois women’s basketball season. It’s always an exciting time, but this year, you’ll see a mixt...

Men’s basketball looks to recreate last year’s success

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

October 23, 2019

  The temperature is starting to get a little brisk and the leaves are starting to fall. That means basketball season is right around the corner. The Western Illinois men’s basketball team will look to build off of what...

Football’s comeback falls short in seventh straight loss

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

October 21, 2019

    The Fighting Leathernecks fell to 0-7 on the season after their loss to Illinois State 28-14 on Hanson Field. The Leathernecks had opportunities to pull off the upset of the 11th ranked team in the country b...

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