Western Illinois University is ending its current football season sooner than expected. WIU has announced the team is opting out of the remainder of the spring season.
Leathernecks head coach Jared Elliott said “As we evaluated our current situation, in terms of the numbers of players available, and specifically at a few key positions, I believe it is in the best interest of our team to forego the remaining two games of the spring season.”
“I could not be prouder of how our guys have battled through unprecedented challenges due to COVID and lack of depth. We are excited and committed to putting a healthy and hungry Leatherneck football team on the field this fall.”
The Leathernecks were scheduled to play at Southern Illinois this weekend and South Dakota next weekend to finish the spring.