MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois took to Hanson Field a day later than scheduled but the Leathernecks worked out for two hours on Thursday afternoon in the next-to-last practice of the spring. Weather on Wednesday forced Western to postpone practice #14 one day.
SPRING SCRIMMAGE UPDATE: The Bruce Craddock Memorial spring scrimmage will take place on Friday night, April 19th at Hanson Field. Tailgating activities start at 5, followed by the scrimmage at 7. The offense (white jerseys) will run about 70 plays against the defense (purple jerseys) with special teams drills also taking place. A post-practice social will take place afterwards at Sports Corner @ 124.
Western’s offense will start at various field positions, including its own 30 and the redzone. Post-scrimmage interviews, photos, stats and a spring wrap-up can be found on GoLeathernecks.com following the scrimmage.
JUNE 30 FOR 30: Western Illinois Athletics will offer a special promotion throughout the month of June for football season ticket holders. Those who purchase or renew their season tickets prior to June 1 will be in the drawing all month long. Anyone who purchases or renews after June 1st will be entered into the drawing for the remainder of the month. Fans will receive one (1) entry for every season ticket they purchase or renew. Every season ticket that is purchased or renewed online at GoLeathernecks.com will result in two (2) entries. Fans can only win one prize. Prize winners will be contacted by phone and the winners will also be listed on GoLeathernecks.com.
Raffle items include: sideline passes for various games, adidas packages, game-used Leatherneck Football helmets, men’s and women’s basketball tickets, reserved tailgate spot for the 2013 season and much more. Season ticket renewals have already been sent out, and those who wish to purchase season tickets for the first time can do so starting April 19th – the night of the Bruce Craddock Memorial spring scrimmage.
SPRING POSITION FEATURE: In the latest installment of the spring position feature, Western’s tight ends are discussed by head coach Bob Nielson (position coach) and senior Mason Howington.