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Knox College names two interim, co-athletic directors

In the wake of former Knox College athletic director, Chad Eisele, leaving for the same position at Hamden-Sydney College in Virginia back in mid-July, Knox has named two people to oversee the athletics department in an interim basis. Current head athletic trainer Scott Sunderland and Lexie Vernon, who has been the assistant director of athletics…
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Meredith Witherell Named Knox Tennis Coach

GALESBURG, Illinois – Meredith Witherell has been named head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Knox College, interim athletic directors Scott Sunderland and Lexie Vernon announced.  Witherell has experience with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) as a professional anddirector of tennis for the Galesburg Tennis Management Group. Witherell has strong ties to the…
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Scott Weber Wins 2017 Monmouth Men's All-City Golf Tourney, Justine Brentise Women's Winner

Scott Weber is your 2017 Men’s Monmouth All-City Golf Champion for the 2nd time in his career. Weber came from two shots down with nine holes to play yesterday in the final round at Gibson Woods. Weber shot a 2-day total of 141 to beat another 2-time champ, Jim Sloan, who took 143 shots to…
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Knoxville High School's Allie Scott One Of Six Signees To Join 2017-18 WIU Women's Track Program

MACOMB, Ill. – Head track and field coach Mike Stevenson announced the signing of Alexis Danner, Amelia Peterson, Allie Scott, Alyssa Staudt, Hailey Tranchitella and Claire Young to the women’s track program for the 2017-18 season.  Scott is a two-time state qualifier in the long jump and triple jump throughout her four-year career at Knoxville High School (Knoxville,…
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WIU Women's Track Named All-Academic Team By USTFCCCA

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Associations (USTFCCA) announced its All-Academic teams, with the Western Illinois women’s track and field team being named to the list. “We are certainly pleased that the women’s team’s hard work in the classroom has paid off with this outstanding national recognition. It…
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Illinois State, Western Illinois Football To Celebrate 100th Football Game

NORMAL, Ill. – On November 4, longtime in-state foes Illinois State and Western Illinois will meet for the 100th time in the longstanding series between the two Missouri Valley Football Conference programs. To commemorate the milestone, the Redbirds and Fighting Leathernecks will help count down to the game with a joint series of social media…
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Monmouth-Roseville Jr. High hold football camp in Roseville

Monmouth-Roseville Junior High holds their annual summer football camp. The camp is run by 8th grade head coach Todd Wetterling, 7th grade head coach Nick McLaughlin and assistant coach Travis Henry.
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WIU Baseball's Fourth Annual Wrigley Rooftop Trip Scheduled for August 20

MACOMB, Ill. – The Western Illinois baseball program announced its fourth-annual Wrigley Rooftop trip on Sunday (Aug. 20) to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Game time is scheduled for 1:20 p.m. The cost of the event is $150 per person, which includes a rooftop ticket and all you can eat…
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Morgan Holle,, Monmouth College women's lacrosse team net national academic honors

MONMOUTH, Ill. – Monmouth College’s new women’s lacrosse team has made the grade academically in their inaugural season, scoring a pair of prestigious national academic honors from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association (IWLCA).      Morgan Holle (Oskaloosa, Iowa/Oskaloosa) scored the team’s first individual national academic honor from the IWLCA, earning inclusion on its…
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WIU Leatherneck Football Picked to Finish Sixth in Tough MVFC But Nationally ranked 19th

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – In a vote by the Missouri Valley Football Coaches, sports information directors and selected media members, Western Illinois was picked to finish sixth according to the preseason poll. The MVFC released the preseason poll on Tuesday (July 25), right before the start of the two-day coaches teleconference Media Day. The Leathernecks, ranked…
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Macomb's Own Brett Taylor among Six WIU Football Players Named Preseason All-MVFC

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Six members of the Western Illinois football team were voted to the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason team. The conference office announced the preseason selections on Monday (July 24), as voted on by the head coaches, sports information directors and selected media. The MVFC preseason poll is scheduled to be announced on…
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7 tennis Monmouth College Fighting Scots earn national academic honors

MONMOUTH, Ill. – The Monmouth College tennis program broke new ground last season as half of Brian Jordan’s roster earned the highest academic honor awarded by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).      Seven Fighting Scots – four women and three men, both record numbers for each program – earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status for academic…
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