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A pole vaulter from Monmouth College is the champion in NCAA Division III track and field. Over the weekend in Alabama, Senior Dan Evers earned the national indoor title by clearing a height of 17'7.25".

It's a new Monmouth College record, and the senior's personal best.

Monmouth’s outdoor track season begins March 23rd at Augustana College.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Braves, Bulldogs, Panthers, and Lady Bears are showing the same talent and strength as their forerunners. At a breakfast today in Moline, the Missouri Valley Conference celebrated 25 years of women's sports. / Missouri Valley Conference website

Basketball players from ten teams are in the Quad Cities today to practice one last time. The Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball tournament begins tonight at the TaxSlayer Center, with the championship game on Sunday. / Monmouth College Men's Basketball web page

Tonight in NCAA Division III action, it's a first round road game for the Monmouth College men's basketball team. The Fighting Scots will face the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and the Pioneers will have home court advantage. Game time is 7:30.

Monmouth's record is 20 and 7, while the Pioneers are at 22 and 4. The Scots won the Midwest Conference title, then picked up two victories last weekend to win the conference tournament.

Augustana College

Augustana College will host some first round games in the Division III post season men's basketball tournament.

Augustana College

Thanks to Tuesday night's come-from-behind victory, the Augustana College men's basketball team has won a share of its fourth consecutive CCIW championship.

Quad City Steamwheelers

On Midwest Week - a new version of the Quad City Steamwheelers has started practicing and will play its first game next week.


Almost a decade after the team disbanded and the league closed down, professional indoor football has returned to the Quad Cities. Tuesday, one day after practice began, the Quad City Steamwheelers held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to open their new office in downtown Moline. 

Silver Oaks Communications

A local company played a key role in creating a traveling exhibit for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  That exhibit will open at the Putnam Museum in Davenport this weekend, just in time for the Super Bowl. 

 Tim Wren, and a team from Silver Oaks Communications, put together the multi-media exhibit called "Gridiron Glory."


Davenport will once again be the finish line for one of the biggest bicycle rides in the world.