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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...

Hong Kong protests spark free speech controversy

Sebastian Gamboa, Courier Staff

October 21, 2019

When Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted out an image in support of the Hong Kong protesters, controversy erupted. With China’s oppressive habits of silencing any and all who speak or act out in opposition, their reactio...

Illinois pulls off a miracle, top 5 remain undefeated

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

October 21, 2019

Another week of college football is in the books, so let’s take a look at how things stand now after week eight. There were some doozies this week. The first game that had huge implications for the CFP and the Big Ten having ...

Women’s soccer lose back to back Summit League matches

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

  FARGO, N.D. – After winning four-straight games to start the month of October, the Western Illinois University women’s soccer team (6-9-1) have now lost four straight. Western played in two Summit League matchups ove...

Volleyball gets swept by South Dakota and Denver

Becca Langys, Photo Editor

October 21, 2019

DENVER — The Western Illinois women’s volleyball team participated in two Summit League matches this past weekend, against the University of South Dakota and the University of Denver. The Leathernecks finish up the weeken...

Football seeks first win against Illinois State Redbirds

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

October 18, 2019

  The Western Illinois football team (0-6) will be looking for their first win on Saturday when they take on No. 10 Illinois State (4-2). Western is coming off of a tough road loss to Indiana State last Saturday, los...

Women’s soccer looks ahead towards Jackrabbits and Fighting Hawks in weekend conference double-header

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

October 18, 2019

  A hot run in the form of a four-game winning streak for the Western Illinois Women’s Soccer team has been cooled off lately, as the Leathernecks have dropped their last two, both shutouts. This weekend is an opportun...

Don’t hit the panic button yet Bears fans

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

October 18, 2019

    The Chicago Bears have not lived up to the Super Bowl hype this season, but it is not time to hit the panic button on the season just yet. The Bears started off their season with a week one loss against the ...

NFL referees continue to disappoint fans

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

October 18, 2019

After the Monday night Packers versus Lions game ended, the only thought going through my head was how the zebras gifted the Packers a win. I refer to referees as zebras because of their striped uniforms; most refer to them as...

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