MACOMB, Ill. - Western Illinois begins a new era of Leatherneck Football as head coach Bob Nielson and his coaching staff is scheduled to begin spring practice on Wednesday, March 20. The spring season will conclude on Friday, April 19, and there is a Leatherneck Football Golf Outing set for Saturday, April 20.
Events surrounding the spring football game begin Friday night at 5 p.m. with a tailgate party at Hanson Field. Following the spring game - starting at 7 p.m. - a postgame social will be held.
On Saturday, the Leatherneck Football Golf Outing will take place at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course. Lunch begins at 12:30 with a 2 p.m. start. The 4-person best ball scramble costs $60 per person, which includes a cart and 18 holes. A silent auction will take place following the outing, and awards will also be handed out following the event.
"I would like to invite all the Leatherneck football alumni, fans, Western Illinois University, and the Macomb community to be a part of our Spring Game Weekend on April 19-20," said Nielson. "The annual spring game will take place Friday night at Hanson Field, starting at 7 p.m. The Leatherneck Football Golf Outing will be held at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. We are looking forward to introducing our team and staff to our loyal Leatherneck supporters."
Season ticket renewals will be mailed out on Friday, March 15. The spring game on April 19th will be the first opportunity fans who are first-time buyers can purchase season tickets for the 2013 season, which includes six games at Hanson Field.
Fans can sign up for the Golf Outing online, or call the athletics department at (309) 298-1190 for more information.