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Illini headline surprises in college hoops

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

January 27, 2020

The NCAA college basketball season is well underway, as teams are in the middle of conference play. The non-conference portion of the season has seen some great games and some unexpected teams rise to the top. All season long, the...

Seniors show out on Senior Day

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

January 27, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois University men’s and women’s swim teams took part in their final home meet of the season on Saturday and therefore celebrated Senior Day, showing respect to the seven Leathernecks that will be ...

Leathernecks look to improve in North Dakota

Jumique Philips, Courier Staff

January 24, 2020

It’s been a tough season for the Fighting Leathernecks. They have a disappointing record at 5-11 and are eighth in The Summit League behind North Dakota who currently sits at seventh and has a record of 8-12. Western plays ...

Women’s basketball hits the road for weekend double-header

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

January 24, 2020

After an exciting 75-61 win over a quality Oral Roberts team this past Saturday, the Western Illinois women’s basketball team (10-9) (4-2) will head westbound for a league game on Friday. The series starts with a Friday ni...

Who will headline the Main Event at Wrestlemania XXXVI?

David Koier, Courier Staff

January 24, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I’m not talking about Christmas. No, I’m not talking about pitchers and catchers reporting in less than 20 days. I’m not even talking about the upcoming Super Bowl. I’m t...

Track and field set to face a few in-state rivals

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

January 24, 2020

  As the indoor track and field season starts to hit the midseason stretch, the Western Illinois University team will look to the University of Illinois for their next opportunity for improvement. The meet begins Friday...

Auction items announced for WIU baseball Lead Off Dinner

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

On Tuesday, the Western Illinois University baseball team announced some of the items that will be auctioned at the annual Lead Off Dinner and they include items for people of all ages. The list includes the following: a Carlo...

Men’s basketball takes on Omaha

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

The Western Illinois men’s basketball team looks to get back on track tomorrow night when they take on the Mavericks from the University of Omaha. The Leathernecks fell to 5-11 and 2-4 in The Summit League after their 87-...

Western Illinois baseball releases spring 2020 schedule

David Koier, Courier Staff

January 22, 2020

Does the cold and snow have you down? Well here’s a thought to warm you up: baseball is just around the corner! That’s right, in just about 20 days, Major League pitchers and catchers report to spring training. That’s not ...

Packers unexpected season comes to an end

Sebastian Gamboa, Courier Staff

January 22, 2020

Coming into the 2019 season, there were mixed expectations for the Green Bay Packers. For two straight years, the Packers had missed the playoffs after injuries to future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Before the end of la...

Chiefs-49ers set to meet in Super Bowl LIV

Jacob Vanzuiden, Courier Staff

January 22, 2020

This NFL postseason has been one to remember, with teams like the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints, two teams accustomed to deep playoff runs, getting eliminated from contention in the first round of action. It didn’t end ther...

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