Western Illinois University located in Macomb, Ill., has grown from its roots (a teacher’s training school) to become a comprehensive major public university that boasts top programs in both law enforcement and agriculture. The Fighting Leathernecks were founding members of The Summit League in 1982.
July 24, 2017 Baseball's Fourth Annual Wrigley Rooftop Trip Scheduled for August 20

Leatherneck baseball offering annual trip to see the Chicago Cubs play at Wrigley Field
July 24, 2017 Six Leathernecks Named Preseason All-MVFC

Brett Taylor, Steve McShane and Jacob Judd headline Western Illinois selections.
July 21, 2017 Leatherneck Athletics Releases "Top 5 Victories" From 2016-17 Season.

Western Illinois Athletics saw monumental wins from the previous season.
July 20, 2017 Leatherneck Athletics Releases "Top 5 Plays" From 2016-17 Season.

The top five plays from last season have been released.
July 20, 2017 Chris Snyder Named to 2016-17 NABC Honors Court

The 2016-17 junior played his first season at Western Illinois while maintaining a 3.665 cumulative GPA
July 19, 2017 Leatherneck Athletics Releases "Top 5" Performances From 2016-17 Season.

The five best performances from across all 19 programs have been released.


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Quick Facts

Name : Western Illinois
Founded : 1899
Nickname : Fighting Leathernecks
Member Since : 1982
Official Athletic Website : http://www.goleathernecks.com
Official University Website : http://www.wiu.edu


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