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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).

Western Illinois Leathernecks Video

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A team of riot police (West Central Illinois Mobile Field Force) is called in after the Wheeler Block Party 2011 gets out of control. This was brought on by numerous reports of dangerously...
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THE Wheeler St Block Party @ WIU - May 1st, 2010.
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The reason why the Wheeler Block Party 2011 was busted by the riot police.
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A mishmash of the videos I captured at the Wheeler Block Party 2010.
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The last of my Wheeler Block Party 2011 footage. This video shows the finale of the block party as the crowd is finally dispersed through the use of an LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device) and...
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A montage of the footage I captured during the Wheeler Block Party 2011 (before the riot started). The party started roughly at 11am on April 30th, 2011 and continued to grow throughout the...
16.02 min. | 3.85 user rating Behind rushing duo David Cobb and Rodrick Williams, who each ran for two touchdowns on Saturday afternoon, Minnesota improved to 3-0 on the season with a 29-12 ...
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Illinois defeats Western Illinois 21-0 in front of 48301 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Illinois improves to 1-1 on the season, with the defense only allowing 4 first downs the entire game.
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FS #135; FSV 124. Macomb, Il's school is here on YouTube! This song is for the all Leatherneck fans all over the world, and no, they never associate themselves as Bulldogs; it is more of the...
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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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