Western Courier

Drama reigns supreme in first round of NBA playoffs

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

April 22, 2019

The Philadelphia 76ers. The Brooklyn Nets. The 76ers have had an up and down season thus far, and more internal drama than they would’ve liked. The Nets weren’t high on many people’s watch list during the NBA regular seaso...

Baseball looks to move up in Summit League standings

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

April 19, 2019

This past Wednesday, the Western Illinois University baseball team (14-20) traveled down to Edwardsville to take on the Southern Illinois Cougars (13-21). Unfortunately, the Leathernecks lost by a score of 3-13 and the game ende...

Leathernecks come in third at home Invitational

Jake VanZuiden, Courier Staff

April 19, 2019

  On Tuesday, the Leatherneck men’s golf team competed in 47th annual Beu Mussatto Invitational held at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course in Macomb. This team was surely relieved to be back on familiar grounds as the...

Bears top five matchups in 2019

Jacob VanZuiden, Courier Staff

April 19, 2019

The wait is finally over. At exactly 7:00 p.m. Wednesday night, the Chicago Bears, via Twitter, released their full regular-season schedule for 2019. Coming off their best year since the team’s Super Bowl run in 2006 with a 1...

Track and field teams prepare for second trip back to Mizzou

Kejuan Rucker, Courier Schedule

April 19, 2019

COLUMBIA, Mo.- Our Western Illinois track and field teams are heading back to the campus of the Mizzou Tigers this weekend for the two-day Tom Botts Invitational. The Leathernecks are looking to outperform the rest of the comp...

Tennis wraps up season after back-to-back cancellations

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

GALESBURG, Ill. – The Western Illinois University women’s tennis team was scheduled to host Lindenwood University-St. Charles this Saturday afternoon, but after its cancellation, the Leathernecks saw their season come t...

NBA Playoffs off to historical start

Taylor Jordan, Courier Staff

April 17, 2019

The NBA playoffs are in full effect, as a busy weekend of game one’s have begun. The road to The Finals started last Saturday with four games on the schedule. Two more games took off on Monday. The Philadelphia 76ers made a state...

Baseball begins to heat up with back-to-back Summit League sweeps

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois University men’s baseball team hosted a three game series against the Fort Wayne Mastodons. The Leathernecks entered the weekend series with an 11-19 record and 5-7 in conference play and on...

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