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.
June 22, 2018 Beyond the Game: The Story of Montgomery & His Biggest Fan Bailey Montgomery

Two years ago, Bailey Montgomery met a young fan at a summer league game and a friendship blossomed.
June 22, 2018 Third Annual All-Leatherneck Chicago Golf Outing Set for July 20 Leatherneck Club Golf

The Western Illinois athletic department will host its Third Annual All-Leatherneck Chicago Golf Outing at Arlington Lakes Golf Club.
June 21, 2018 Summer Ballin Drue Galassi

Several members of the WIU baseball team will be suiting up in summer league play.
June 19, 2018 Eight WIU Programs Record Perfect 1,000 APR Rating Academics

13 Leatherneck programs earned over a 970 APR
June 18, 2018 Chasing His Dreams Michael James

When he's not serving as a GA in Western's academic services department, expect to find Michael James on the track.
June 15, 2018 Leathernecks Add 10 to Men’s Running Cross Country

The breakdown includes five distance runners will also compete for the Leathernecks' cross country team, four throwers and one sprinter/jumper.


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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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