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Western Illinois Leathernecks

Western Illinois Leathernecks
NameWestern Illinois Leathernecks
UniversityWestern Illinois University
ConferenceThe Summit League
DivisionDivision I
DirectorTim Van Alstine
StadiumHanson Field
ArenaWestern Hall
PagenameOfficial Athletics Website

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The Western Illinois Leathernecks are the teams and athletes that represent Western Illinois University, located in Macomb, Illinois, in NCAA Division I sports. The school's primary conference affiliation is with The Summit League; its football team is a member of the Division I FCS (formerly Division I-AA) Missouri Valley Football Conference. Since the fall semester of 2009 the men's and women's teams have been unified under the Leathernecks name; previously, the women's teams and athletes at the school had been known as the Westerwinds.

Despite the military-sounding nature of the name, the mascot used is actually a canine, not a Marine, making WIU one of the three major state universities to employ a dog as its mascot (the others being the SIU Salukis and the NIU Huskies).

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Leathernecks drop 2-0 decision to Green Bay - McDonough Voice Tweet this news
McDonough Voice---Western Illinois- was outshot by a 25-8 margin, including an 11-3 deficit in shots on goal. Bales led the -Leathernecks- with three shots, two of which were ... - Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 03:49:41 GMT+00:00
WIU goes Bear hunting - McDonough Voice Tweet this news
McDonough Voice--Years ago, -Western Illinois- University head football coach Mark Hendrickson and Missouri State head coach Terry Allen were teammates. ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:23:32 GMT+00:00
Leathernecks edge Mastodons in OT - McDonough Voice Tweet this news
McDonough Voice---Western Illinois- would come to life after the break, outshooting the Mastodons by a 7-3 margin the rest of the way. The -Leathernecks- nearly found the ... - Date : Sat, 23 Oct 2010 06:02:55 GMT+00:00
Leathernecks move up to No. 18 - McDonough Voice Tweet this news
McDonough Voice--The -Western Illinois- University football team moved up in this week's FCS polls following Saturday's 40-38 victory against Youngstown State. ... - Date : Tue, 19 Oct 2010 05:00:57 GMT+00:00
Kyle Glazier Named Defensive Player of the Week - McDonough Voice Tweet this news
McDonough Voice--By WIU Sports Media Services -Western Illinois- senior linebacker Kyle Glazier (Geneseo/Geneseo) picked up his first Missouri Valley Football Conference ... - Date : Wed, 27 Oct 2010 03:49:39 GMT+00:00

Bowl Games :
Season Bowl Champion Runner-Up
1949 Corn Bowl Western Illinois 13 Wheaton 0
1953 Corn Bowl Western Illinois 32 Iowa Wesleyan 0
1955 Corn Bowl Luther 24 Western Illinois 20
1956 Corn Bowl Western Illinois 21 Bradley 3
1997 Pecan Bowl McNeese State 14 Western Illinois 12
1998 Camellia Bowl Western Illinois 24 Florida A&M Rattlers 21
2003 Pecan Bowl Colgate 28 Western Illinois 27

The Summit League

MembersCentenary Gentlemen & Ladies * IPFW Mastodons * IUPUI Jaguars * North Dakota State Bison * Oakland Golden Grizzlies * Oral Roberts Golden Eagles * South Dakota State Jackrabbits * Southern Utah Thunderbirds * UMKC Kangaroos * Western Illinois Leathernecks
AffiliatesEastern Illinois (swimming and diving, men's soccer) * South Dakota (swimming and diving)

Missouri Valley Football Conference

Illinois State Redbirds * Indiana State Sycamores * Missouri State Bears * North Dakota State Bison * Northern Iowa Panthers *
South Dakota State Jackrabbits * Southern Illinois Salukis * Western Illinois Leathernecks * Youngstown State Penguins

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