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Jacobo leads IPFW over Western Illinois 65-56

Luis Jacobo scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne to a 65-56 victory Thursday night over Western Illinois. Mike Miklusak hit a 3-pointer to pull Western Illinois within two points, 56-54 with 3:45 to play. IPFW closed on a 9-2 run, including five points by Isaiah McCray and two by Jacobo, to seal it for the Mastodons. Jacobo was 4 of 10 from...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Illinois rolls past Grace Bible 77-43

Adam Link scored 18 points and Garret Covington added 15 with 11 rebounds and six assists as Western Illinois put away Grace Bible College 77-43 Saturday night. The Leathernecks (4-4) broke an early 11-all tie with a 16-3 run sparked by seven points from Link, coasting to a 39-24 lead at the break. They held Grace Bible to just two points in the opening seven minutes of the second...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Illinois overpowers Greenville 76-49

Adam Link scored 16 points, leading four players in double digits, as Western Illinois overpowered Greenville in a 76-49 win on Saturday night. The Leathernecks (2-4) shot 54.7 percent from the floor but hit just two of their eight attempts from beyond the arc, and put the game away by outscoring Greenville 41-24 in the second half. Jordan Foster scored 11 points, while Tate Stensgaard...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Illinois routs Eureka College 79-52

Tate Stensgaard scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Western Illinois routed Eureka College 79-52. Mike Miklusak and Adam Link also scored in double figures for the Leathernecks (1-3), adding 13 and 12 points, respectively. Western Illinois never trailed, scoring the game's first seven points and building a 40-22 lead at the half. Western Illinois shot 60.7 percent from...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
COLLISION COURSE

Western Illinois mascot takes out cheerleader

Western Illinois Leathernecks mascot Rocky accidentally took out a cheerleader recently when he wandered into her path while she was doing backflips on the court during a practice session. We can only surmise that the person inside the Rocky costume did not see the cheerleader coming. Fortunately both of them were OK, except for the humiliation of enduring the embarrassment from...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

W. Illinois 95, Greenville 48

Terell Parks scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Western Illinois over Division III Greenville 95-48 Wednesday night, extending their winning streak to 10 games. Parks was 11 of 11 from the field in reaching his double-double performance for the Leathernecks (13-3). Michael Ochereobia had 18 points, Jordan Foster had 14 and Don McAvoy III had 11. Ceola Clark III had...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Premature Preview: The Western Illinois Leathernecks

By Jackson Leuschen, CycloneFanatic.com Contributor  Hoping to rebound from a 2-9 rebuilding year and escape the bottom of the Missouri Valley Football Conference standings, the Leathernecks of Western Illinois have some holes to fill as they return 13 starters on offense and defense. The brightest spot on the team’s roster is their pair of proven running backs. Once again, WIU...
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June 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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