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Team: Western Illinois Leathernecks Football
League: NCAA - Division I
Home Games: Hanson Field
Head Coach: Jared Elliott
Bowl Appearances: 3
All-Time Greats: Don Beebe, Bryan Cox, Rodney Harrison, and David Bowens
Western Illinois Leathernecks Football TicketsWestern Illinois University is gearing up for another exciting season of Leathernecks football. The Leathernecks compete in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), and they are members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Macomb school first founded the team in 1903. Within that time, the football program has made 12 playoffs and three bowl appearance in its history. The Western Illinois football program has produced 59 All-American players during that time. Today, you can watch Jared Elliott lead his team to victory in his second year as head coach. Check out Quentin Moon and Pete Swenson as they battle their division rivals at Hanson Field. Just make sure to wear your purple and gold as you sing “ ”We're Marching On“ ” during game day. You might even see an appearance by the team mascot, Rocky the Bulldog. If you want to find great seats to the game, visit StubHub for Western Illinois Leathernecks Football tickets.
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Where is the home field for the Western Illinois Leathernecks?Hanson Field is the location for all Western Illinois Leathernecks football home games. This stadium can hold 16,368 fans for both football and track and field events. The field is named after the former WIU coach, Rock Hanson. The hillside provides ample seating for thousands of spectators. On the outside of the stadium, you will find a bulldog statue honoring the team's mascot. The stadium was renovated in 2001 with a $5 million facelift to the east side of the building. The student seating section features a new entrance, restrooms, concession stands and new bleachers. In 2011, the stadium added Matrix Turf to the field.
How many bowl appearances have the Western Illinois Leathernecks made?The Leathernecks have participated in three postseason bowls. These appearances have included the 1949 Corn Bowl, 1953 Corn Bowl and 1955 Corn Bowl. They have a record of 2-1 in these appearances.
What is the playoff record for the Western Illinois Leathernecks?In addition to the bowl appearances, the Leathernecks have made 12 playoffs appearances in their history. In 1998, the team had made it all the way to the semifinals for the Pecan Bowl. The team's combined playoff record is 7-9 (Division I) and 0-1 (Division II).
What is the all-time record for the Western Illinois Leathernecks?The Leathernecks have an overall record of 509–438–38 (.536). For last season, the team was 5-6 in total games.
What can you expect at a Western Illinois Leathernecks game?Western Illinois football games bring together families and the community of Macomb. The Q Lot is open to the general public. You can start to tailgate five hours before kickoff, and these spots do not need a permit. However, spots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a member of the Leatherneck Club, you are allowed to enter the reserved area in Lot N. Like most universities, alcohol is only permitted in the parking lot, and you cannot bring these beverages into the stadium. Make sure to wear your purple and gold as you root the home team to victory.
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