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Members of the Western Illinois men’s golf team hold their trophies after placing first at the Hoosier Invitational.


April 4, 2016
Receiver Lance Lenoir is the all-time leader in receiving yards at Western with 2,703.

Back to the gridiron

March 23, 2016
J.C. Fuller concludes his career at Western Illinois with a 13-point effort against South Dakota.

One more for the seniors

February 29, 2016
The Leathernecks were eliminated from the Summit League Tournament before Thursday’ game started.


February 26, 2016

Downed in round two

December 9, 2015


December 4, 2015
Dayton quarterback Alex Jeske is sacked by a strong Leatherneck defensive attack.

Defense downs Dayton

November 28, 2015
Garret Covington scores 17 points against UIC on Tuesday


November 18, 2015

Still alive

November 16, 2015


November 16, 2015

All or nothing

November 14, 2015
Junior guard Garret Covington averaged 15 points per game last season.

Men continue to build

November 11, 2015
Western Illinois quarterback Trenton Norvell is pulled down by a pair of Bison defenders. The Leathernecks managed only 205 yards of total offense, opposed to 528 by NDSU.

Fargo feast

November 9, 2015
Linebacker Brett Taylor expresses his frustration as the Penguin offense runs down the clock in the fourth quarter.

Penguins hang on

November 2, 2015
Head coach Bob Nielson and the Western Illinois Leathernecks are tied with North Dakota State for second place in the MVFC after Illinois State defeated them to remain undefeated.


October 26, 2015
Quarterback Trenton Norvell says playing at Illinois State will make for a difficult road environment.

Battle for first place

October 23, 2015
Nikko Watson’s (41) one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter helped the Leathernecks to a 24-19 win against No. 12 Northern Iowa.


October 19, 2015
Head coach Bob Nielson walks off the Hanson Field turf on Saturday following Western’s 40-21 win over South Dakota. The Leathernecks moved to 2-0 in MVFC play.


October 12, 2015
Quarterback Trenton Norvell (throwing) says the Leathernecks are taking the schedule ”week-to-week,” knowing that any MVFC team can be beaten.

Going for two

October 10, 2015
Offense on top

Offense on top

April 27, 2015
Crushed in Brookings

Crushed in Brookings

February 27, 2015
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