Western Courier

Cody Rivera
Cody Rivera is a senior at Western Illinois University, majoring in journalism and minoring in sports broadcasting. Rivera began his career at the Western Courier in October of 2012 as a freshman sports writer covering various sporting events on and off campus. As a sophomore in 2013, Rivera served as a weekly columnist for the Western Illinois football team before becoming the beat writer for the women’s basketball team. As a junior in August 2014, Rivera became the Courier’s assistant sports editor, and then took over as the sports editor in January 2015. Rivera is a 2012 graduate of Quincy Senior High School, and also has journalism experience working as a sports writer for the Quincy Herald-Whig in his hometown of Quincy, Illinois.

Cody Rivera, Sports Editor

May 06, 2016
Now I can finally move on (Story)
Apr 15, 2016
A good day for the Leathernecks (Story)
Apr 08, 2016
Playoff questions with the Sports Nerd (Story)
Apr 04, 2016
Champions (Story)
Mar 28, 2016
A Golden State of fascination (Story)
Mar 23, 2016
Back to the gridiron (Story)
Mar 21, 2016
Western wins overtime thriller in first round (Story)
Mar 21, 2016
Surprise playoff run ends in round two (Story)
Mar 17, 2016
Leathernecks take down Salukis in WBI (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
SDSU men reclaim throne (Story)
Mar 08, 2016
SDSU men reclaim throne (Story)
Mar 07, 2016
Bison stun Mastodons in semifinals upset (Story)
Mar 07, 2016
South Dakota women cruise to Summit League title game (Story)
Mar 07, 2016
Coyotes take down Denver (Story)
Mar 06, 2016
NDSU pulls away from IUPUI in quarterfinals (Story)
Mar 06, 2016
Omaha women pull off first upset of tournament (Story)
Mar 05, 2016
Jackrabbits come back to steal victory from ORU (Story)
Mar 05, 2016
Top-seeded Coyotes take down Denver in tournament opener (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
I don’t want it to end (Story)
Mar 02, 2016
Part of a basketball family (Story)
Mar 01, 2016
PART OF A BASKETBALL FAMILY: How the game gave Sophie Reichelt a home away from home (Story)
Feb 29, 2016
One more for the seniors (Story)
Feb 26, 2016
ELIMINATED (Story)
Feb 15, 2016
Winning streak ends at two (Story)
Feb 10, 2016
All-time great defense wins Peyton his second ring (Story)
Feb 05, 2016
IPFW hands men 11th straight loss (Story)
Dec 11, 2015
A great semester filled with some great sports moments (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
Hawkeyes haunt Leathernecks (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
Downed in round two (Story)
Dec 04, 2015
REMATCH (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
It’s time for some December football (Story)
Nov 28, 2015
Defense downs Dayton (Story)
Nov 26, 2015
Well, we’re on to the playoffs (Story)
Nov 21, 2015
Leathernecks make case for playoffs (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
STAYING HOT (Story)
Nov 16, 2015
Still alive (Story)
Nov 16, 2015
JUBILATION (Story)
Nov 14, 2015
All or nothing (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
Men continue to build (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
Fargo feast (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
Penguins hang on (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
Women run down Owls in exhibition (Story)
Oct 30, 2015
Penguins marching to Macomb (Story)
Oct 28, 2015
Redbirds deliver a reality check (Story)
Oct 26, 2015
STREAK OVER (Story)
Oct 23, 2015
Battle for first place (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
It’s time to go ‘all in’ on this team (Story)
Oct 19, 2015
THREE IN A ROW (Story)
Oct 14, 2015
Same old MVFC only gets tougher (Story)
Oct 12, 2015
UNDEFEATED (Story)
Oct 10, 2015
Going for two (Story)
Sep 02, 2015
Talented offense looking to spark (Story)
Sep 02, 2015
Experience at quarterback: a huge plus (Story)
Aug 28, 2015
Monstrous FCS opponents return (Story)
Aug 26, 2015
NFL preseason is wonderful… and awful (Story)
Aug 24, 2015
Gone: Ashley Luke leaves Western basketball (Story)
Jul 24, 2015
Luke to forego senior season (Story)
Jun 12, 2015
WIU football schedule finalized (Story)
May 08, 2015
Rivera’s top moments (Story)
May 02, 2015
Western names Matt Tanney as interim AD (Story)
May 01, 2015
Sources: Tommy Bell to accept AD position in Carbondale (Story)
Apr 27, 2015
Offense on top (Story)
Apr 24, 2015
Football returns tonight…kind of (Story)
Apr 20, 2015
‘Unfriended’ answers request for chills (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
Leathernecks lose Raffelson, and a leader (Story)
Apr 06, 2015
The real MVP is in Houston (Story)
Apr 03, 2015
Sammy Marshall drafted by Chicago Bandits (Story)
Apr 01, 2015
It’s only April, but Jags are eyeing Super Bowl (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
Luke’s team has one more chance for glory (Story)
Mar 13, 2015
Thank you again, Sioux Falls (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
CHAMPIONS AGAIN: Bison outlast top-seeded Jackrabbits, claim second straight Summit League title (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
BACK ON TOP: SDSU women rough up defending champs, win sixth title in seven years (Story)
Mar 09, 2015
Third time’s not the charm: Leathernecks fall to IUPUI, make first round exit in third straight year (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Hunting for Hardware (Story)
Mar 02, 2015
Turnover turmoil in season finale (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
Luke leads Division I academics (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
Crushed in Brookings (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Get over it; Manning is not Brady (Story)
Feb 16, 2015
Point proven on Valentine’s Day (Story)
Feb 16, 2015
Ward resigns as Leathernecks DC (Story)
Feb 13, 2015
A season of injuries and inconsistency (Story)
Feb 13, 2015
Defensive coordinator resigns (Story)
Feb 06, 2015
Coyotes crush Western in second half (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
The catch that almost deflated the Patriots (Story)
Feb 02, 2015
Leathernecks battle but fall short (Story)
Jan 26, 2015
Unsung hero Reichelt plays key role in Western’s success (Story)
Jan 23, 2015
Defense deflates, men lose fifth straight (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
Maher claims 3-point record (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
Leathernecks fall in Mile-High City (Story)
Jan 16, 2015
Maher claims 3-point record in 93-66 victory (Story)
Jan 14, 2015
Leathernecks fall to Pioneers in Mile-High City (Story)
Dec 12, 2014
Western stuns Idaho in second half (Story)
Dec 12, 2014
Great achievements in fall sports (Story)
Dec 10, 2014
Luke powers Western to win over Bradley (Story)
Dec 08, 2014
Leathernecks fall in Cleveland (Story)
Dec 05, 2014
Zips zoom past Western, 73-49 (Story)
Dec 01, 2014
Nielson’s project is just getting started (Story)
Nov 21, 2014
Western bids farewell to seniors (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
Leathernecks falter in thriller (Story)
Nov 17, 2014
Eye of the Tiger: Mizzou’s Morgan Eye sinks seven 3-pointers in 89-52 rout of Western (Story)
Nov 17, 2014
Free throws haunt Leathernecks in opener (Story)
Nov 14, 2014
Women’s basketball recruits look to take next step (Story)
Nov 14, 2014
Newcomers invade men’s basketball roster (Story)
Nov 14, 2014
Luke eyes Summit League title (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
Niemann gets one final shot at former team (Story)
Nov 10, 2014
Leathernecks conquer Coyotes (Story)
Nov 07, 2014
Women close out Cardinals in exhibition, 71-63 (Story)
Nov 05, 2014
Bye week came at the right time for Western (Story)
Oct 31, 2014
Another classic finale in October (Story)
Oct 31, 2014
Halloween week = horror film fest (Story)
Oct 29, 2014
OUT OF DARKNESS: THE STORY OF WESTERN ILLINOIS RUNNING BACK J.C. BAKER (Story)
Oct 27, 2014
Panthers push past Leathernecks, 27-13 (Story)
Oct 24, 2014
October: It doesn’t get better than this (Story)
Oct 17, 2014
Norvell says ‘it’s just another Saturday’ (Story)
Oct 15, 2014
Leathernecks surpass early season woes (Story)
Oct 13, 2014
Norvell leads Leathernecks to upset in Youngstown (Story)
Oct 08, 2014
Leathernecks look for victory at ‘The Ice Castle’ (Story)
Oct 06, 2014
‘Annabelle’ gives second round of chills (Story)
Oct 03, 2014
National champs come to Macomb (Story)
Oct 01, 2014
How will the rest of 2014 play out? (Story)
Sep 26, 2014
Frightening MVFC schedule looms ahead (Story)
Sep 24, 2014
Good luck to whoever drafts Winston (Story)
Sep 22, 2014
Norvell delivers the game of his career (Story)
Sep 19, 2014
Homecoming of sorts (Story)
Sep 15, 2014
Western drops Drake 38-13 (Story)
Sep 12, 2014
Defense preps for Drake on Saturday (Story)
Sep 12, 2014
Rice catches break over domestic case (Story)
Sep 10, 2014
Bunch wins consolation bracket (Story)
Aug 29, 2014
Win or lose, we love the Leathernecks (Story)
Aug 27, 2014
Sophomores take over wide receiving core (Story)
Aug 27, 2014
Norvell enters year two (Story)
Aug 26, 2014
Second ‘Purge’ film explores new horror sub-genre (Story)
Aug 25, 2014
Leathernecks earn preseason honors (Story)
Apr 30, 2014
Footballers run afoul of the law (Story)
Apr 28, 2014
Best-of-7 (Story)
Apr 25, 2014
Intriguing playoff matchups (Story)
Apr 21, 2014
Baseball season recap (Story)
Apr 21, 2014
Covington, Wright fit well (Story)
Apr 18, 2014
NBA Western conference preview (Story)
Apr 16, 2014
NHL Playoffs: Eastern conference preview (Story)
Apr 04, 2014
Final Four Preview: Conneticut vs. Florida (Story)
Apr 02, 2014
Leatherneck defense looks promising (Story)
Mar 28, 2014
Blue grass rivalry headlines Sweet 16 (Story)
Mar 21, 2014
Offense looks to recover (Story)
Mar 17, 2014
Western women lose to eventual champs (Story)
Mar 17, 2014
Madness at the Falls: Coyotes claim women’s crown (Story)
Mar 10, 2014
Coyotes stun Jackrabbits (Story)
Mar 09, 2014
Coyotes down Western at buzzer (Story)
Mar 07, 2014
Tough road ahead for Leathernecks (Story)
Mar 05, 2014
SDSU will claim sixth straight (Story)
Feb 28, 2014
Women lose shootout (Story)
Feb 26, 2014
Niemann has will to win (Story)
Feb 17, 2014
Women edged out by SDSU on road (Story)
Feb 16, 2014
Bison steal game from Leathernecks (Story)
Jan 29, 2014
Hoops seasons very similar (Story)
Jan 24, 2014
Maher shoots down Coyotes (Story)
Jan 22, 2014
Dakota trip frustrates Leathernecks (Story)
Jan 22, 2014
Bison battle past Western (Story)
Jan 15, 2014
Possible turning point after win (Story)
Jan 13, 2014
Women master Mavericks (Story)
Dec 06, 2013
Bring on finals week (Story)
Dec 06, 2013
Sooners slay Leathernecks (Story)
Dec 06, 2013
Leathernecks pound Panthers (Story)
Dec 04, 2013
Luke leads the way (Story)
Nov 22, 2013
Western offense erupts Eureka (Story)
Nov 20, 2013
Don‘t panic about basketball (Story)
Nov 18, 2013
Leathernecks pound Panthers 99-86 (Story)
Nov 15, 2013
Western wallops William Woods (Story)
Nov 11, 2013
Leathernecks stun Blazers 71-65 (Story)
Nov 08, 2013
New year, new leadership (Story)
Nov 06, 2013
Basketball puts out Fire (Story)
Nov 01, 2013
Women knock off Hawks (Story)
Oct 30, 2013
SGA looks to receive funds for Art Center (Story)
Oct 30, 2013
Women turn to young leaders (Story)
Oct 25, 2013
Baker stirs things up (Story)
Oct 23, 2013
Call the season (Story)
Oct 16, 2013
Rivera: Home not so sweet (Story)
Oct 09, 2013
Tough loss for Leathernecks at ISU (Story)
Oct 02, 2013
Golden age of smartphones (Story)
Oct 02, 2013
Illinois State: not a threat (Story)
Sep 27, 2013
Real season begins (Story)
Sep 25, 2013
Interesting season ahead (Story)
Sep 20, 2013
Defensive preview (Story)
Sep 13, 2013
Result of no concern (Story)
Sep 11, 2013
Baker‘s delight (Story)
Sep 09, 2013
WIU drops three in Minnesota (Story)
Aug 30, 2013
Offense still inconsistent (Story)
Aug 28, 2013
Norvell: the right choice (Story)
Aug 23, 2013
Dempster in the wrong (Story)
Aug 22, 2013
Holtschlag mentors youth (Story)
Aug 22, 2013
Knuffman aiming for dual role (Story)
Aug 16, 2013
Western pitcher drafted in MLB draft (Story)
Apr 17, 2013
Boston sports can help heal (Story)
Mar 29, 2013
Filling the voids (Story)
Mar 25, 2013
March has been madder than ever (Story)
Mar 08, 2013
March Madness provides motivation (Story)
Feb 25, 2013
Vikings bust Leathernecks (Story)
Feb 18, 2013
Free throw shooting back to haunt (Story)
Feb 15, 2013
Bison halted (Story)
Feb 13, 2013
Brownlee gets to work (Story)
Feb 11, 2013
Lots of work to be done (Story)
Feb 06, 2013
Big tests to come (Story)
Jan 28, 2013
Western unable to get over the hump (Story)
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