Category: Western Illinois
Former Western Illinois DL Saunders savors his third Super Bowl trip with Kansas City
Former Western Illinois defensive lineman Khalen Saunders is making his third Super Bowl appearance in four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Signing day ’23: Western Illinois welcomes two transfer quarterbacks to fall mix
Two transfer quarterbacks signed Feb. 1 with the Western Illinois Leathernecks, who started three different QBs during the 2022 season. (Photo by Barry Bottino)
Could Chicago State become the state’s fifth FCS program?
The Cougars’ athletic department is convening an exploratory committee to explore the addition of what would be Chicago’s first Division I football program on the city’s South Side.
Illinois FCS fun-size facts: Hall of famers, big play gamers & national media framers
Since August, this website has published 193 stories (and a total of 139,000 words) about the four Illinois FCS programs.
Early signing day ’22: Juco linebacker who grew up in UNI’s back yard excited to join Missouri Valley rival Western Illinois
New Western Illinois linebacker Noah Epley is familiar with the Missouri Valley Football Conference since he grew up 10 miles from Northern Iowa’s UNI-Dome.
Early signing day ’22: Western Illinois stocks recruiting class with youth at LB, OL spots
The Western Illinois signing day class features 21 players and is heavy on prep athletes, offensive linemen and linebackers.
With early signing period approaching, Illinois FCS focused on building rosters
This year’s early signing date provides programs opportunities to add both transfers and prep players.
Transfer portal continues to keep Illinois FCS programs in flux
Like nearly anything, player “free agency” has both positive and negative aspects.
Illinois State’s Vandenburgh tackles top MVFC defensive honor; WIU WR Brantley is league’s Newcomer of the Year
Illinois State linebacker Zeke Vandenburgh and Western Illinois wide receiver Naseim Brantley won top individual honors from the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
Five burning questions for 2023: Western Illinois Leathernecks edition
Despite losing all 11 games this season, Western Illinois first-year head coach Myers Hendrickson is far from defeated about the future.