Western Illinois University Athletics http://tspr.org en Former AD Draws Final Paycheck From WIU http://tspr.org/post/former-ad-draws-final-paycheck-wiu <p><a href="http://www.wiu.edu/" target="_blank">Western Illinois University</a>'s former Athletic Director Dr. Tim Van Alstine reached a resignation agreement with Western in May of last year. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:49:21 +0000 Emily Boyer 54756 at http://tspr.org Former AD Draws Final Paycheck From WIU Student-Athlete Unions Not In WIU's Immediate Future http://tspr.org/post/student-athlete-unions-not-wius-immediate-future <p>Student-athlete unions won’t be coming to Western Illinois University anytime soon. But the possibility is still sparked some debate on campus. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:10:54 +0000 Emily Boyer 52361 at http://tspr.org Student-Athlete Unions Not In WIU's Immediate Future WIU Basketball Making Some Noise http://tspr.org/post/wiu-basketball-making-some-noise <p>March Madness is just around the corner. It’s a time when college basketball heats up, though that has not meant much at Western Illinois University for most of the past 20 years.</p><p>But things have changed this year.&nbsp; The team has enjoyed a lot of success, and will play a special invitational game known as a “Bracketbuster” tomorrow night against Cleveland State.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 07:01:01 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 29272 at http://tspr.org WIU Basketball Making Some Noise Turning Around Leatherneck Football http://tspr.org/post/turning-around-leatherneck-football <p>Western Illinois University has a new football coach who has a history of turning around struggling programs.<br><br>Bob Nielson inherited a poor program at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1999. &nbsp;While there, he led the team to six playoff appearances and two national championships. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:42:17 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 26093 at http://tspr.org Turning Around Leatherneck Football 23rd Annual Purple & Gold Auction at WIU http://tspr.org/post/23rd-annual-purple-gold-auction-wiu <p>Much of the action for the Western Illinois University Athletics Department takes place on the field. But one of the highlights this weekend happens off the field.<br><br>The 23rd Annual Purple and Gold Auction will be held Saturday at Western Hall. The silent auction begins when the doors open at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. The silent auction is scheduled to conclude at 7:45 pm, which is when the regular auction starts.<br><br>Trips, sports memorabilia, and other goods will be offered.<br> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 03:28:34 +0000 Rich Egger 20308 at http://tspr.org 23rd Annual Purple & Gold Auction at WIU