May 14, 2012
Leathernecks home opener against Nebraska-Omaha
MACOMB, Ill. - Western Illinois’s 2012 schedule features nine home matches and seven Summit League contests..
Prior to kicking off the 2012 season, the Leathernecks play host to a pair of exhibition matches against Grand View (Aug. 13) and Quincy (Aug. 18). Western then welcomes a couple of non-conference opponents to Macomb in Granceland (Aug. 24) and Central Arkansas (Aug. 26) to open its 2012 campaign.
The Leathernecks then hit the road for five straight matches. The first three contests of the road trip are at De Paul on August 29, at Valparaiso on September 2, and at Marquette on September 8. The five-game road trip concludes with the UIC (Illinois Chicago) tournament where the Leathernecks play two games, opponents to be determined, on September 14 and 16.
The team then returns home for a two-game homestand where they open Summit League play against Nebraska Omaha on September 22, and host non-conference opponent Northern Kentucky on September 25.
Western then plays four of its next five games on the road, continuing league play at Oakland (Sept. 29) before traveling to Des Moines, Iowa to face the Drake Bulldogs on October 3. The Leathernecks then host IPFW on October 6 prior to traveling to face league opponents Eastern Illinois (Oct. 12) and IUPUI (Oct. 20).
A four-game homestand concludes the regular season for the Dr. Johnson and his squad. Western hosts Bradley on October 23, Oral Roberts on October 27, UMKC on November 3, and Belmont on November 4.
The top four Summit League teams will then advance to the 2012 league tournament, with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
Monday, August 13 GRAND VIEW 5 p.m. (exhibition)
Saturday, August 18 QUINCY 5 p.m. (exhibition)
Friday, August 24 GRACELAND 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 26 CENTRAL ARKANSAS 11 a.m.
Wednesday, August 29 at DePaul 12 p.m.
Sunday, September 2 at Valparaiso 1 p.m.
Saturday, September 8 at Marquette 12 p.m.
Friday, September 14 at UIC Tournament TBA
Sunday, September 16 at UIC Tournament TBA
Saturday, September 22 * NEBRASKA OMAHA 1 p.m.
Tuesday, September 25 * NORTHERN KENTUCKY 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 29 * at Oakland University 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3 at Drake 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 6 * IPFW 1 p.m.
Friday, October 12 at Eastern Illinois University 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 20 * at IUPUI 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23 BRADLEY 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 27 * ORAL ROBERTS 1 p.m.
Saturday, November3 * UMKC 1 p.m.
Sunday, November 4 BELMONT UNIVERSITY 1 p.m.
Summit League Tournament Nov. 9-11 TBA
HOME GAMES ARE BOLD AND CAPS * signifies a Summit League game