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Western Courier

Spring training is finally underway

Conor Fredland

March 3, 2017

Filed under Sports

Baseball is back in session, and spring training is well under way in Arizona and Florida as the underdogs and favorites alike get ready for the season. Players from around the world begin to prepare for the phenomenon that is...

NFL stars in search of a new home

Campbell Atkins

March 3, 2017

Filed under Sports

The National Football League (NFL) offseason is well underway with a lot of interesting, but not necessarily surprising, moves to review. The main priority for a number of teams is the NFL Draft in late April, but many are using...

Women’s hoops collects Summit League awards

Campbell Atkins

March 3, 2017

Filed under Sports

The Summit League awarded five members of the Western Illinois women’s basketball program with all-conference awards yesterday. As a whole, the program took home a record eight awards for the 2016-17 season. “It’s been...

A tribute to Brock Lesnar’s UFC career

Brie Coder

March 1, 2017

Filed under Sports

On, Feb. 14, the “Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar informed fans that he was hanging up his fighting gloves and retiring from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Lesnar began his career in the UFC on Feb. 2, 2008. With five...

Baseball falls in a weekend triple-header

Mat McClanahan

March 1, 2017

Filed under Sports

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Western Illinois baseball had a tough weekend after dropping three straight games to Southeast Missouri State over the weekend. After the tough outing against the Redhawks, the Leathernecks’ record has...

Women’s hoops prepare for Summit tournament

Campbell Atkins

March 1, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois women’s basketball team was back at practice Tuesday for the first time since winning the Summit League regular season title outright against South Dakota. They will take on the bottom-seeded...

Western track finishes fifth at indoor conference meet

February 27, 2017

Filed under Sports

BROOKINGS, S.D. — The Western Illinois track and field team wrapped up the 2017 indoor campaign at The Summit League Championships on Saturday, Feb. 25. Both the men and the women’s squads recorded fifth-place finishes....

Campbell Atkins

February 27, 2017

Filed under Sports

MACOMB, Ill. — Win it outright. That’s what was on everyone’s mind at Western Hall on Saturday before the women’s basketball team (23-6, 13-3) claimed sole possession of the Summit League regular season championship for the first...

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