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Some past champions and other top players will compete next month in the John Deere Classic. Monday tournament officials announced three-time winner Steve Stricker, and Zach Johnson who won in 2012, are among the players who've committed so far. 

In a normal year the tournament would be going on right now at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, but because of the Olympics, the PGA Tour postponed the Classic by one month. Tournament director Clair Peterson doesn't think that'll have much effect. 

Mallards Season Wrapup

May 6, 2016
Quad City Mallards

    

A mostly successful season for the Quad City Mallards, on and off the ice, ended last month with a loss in the first round of the playoffs.

On Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Bobby Metcalf, sports reporter for the Quad City Times.


After winning this year's INDOOR conference championship, the Augustana men's track and field team will try to do the same outdoors. Today and tomorrow, the college in Rock Island will host the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin meet for men and women. It starts today at 10 a.m. with the heptathlon and decathlon.

Augustana will add two new varsity teams next year. The men's volleyball and women's bowling teams will both have NCAA status, raising the number of varsity sports at the college up to 25.

Assistant director of athletics, Dave Wrath, says the new sports have been in discussion since the men's and women's lacrosse teams were added in 2011. 

The Augustana men's volleyball team will be independent for the first year, then apply to join the Midwest Men's Volleyball Conference, which now has 14 teams.

The women's bowling team will be independent, and not join a conference.Wrath says the two new varsity teams will expand the opportunities for Augustana students. 

A full time volleyball coach and a part time bowling coach will be hired this spring to begin recruitment.

The men's volleyball season will run from January to mid-April and women's bowling goes from October to March.

QC Times (Davis & Pingeton), Colts.com (Angerer)

The Quad City Sports Hall of Fame will soon add three new members.

River Bandits Ready

Apr 6, 2016
WVIK Staff

Thursday the Quad Cities River Bandits will open the new season. Members of the Class A minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros arrived in Davenport on Sunday and the team held its annual media day Wednesday.

The Other New Team at Modern Woodmen Park

Mar 29, 2016
WVIK Staff

When the new minor league baseball season opens next week, there will be two new teams at Modern Woodmen Park, one on the field, and one in the office. Tuesday, the Quad Cities River Bandits introduced nine  new staff members.

UNI Beats Bradley, Takes on Southern IL Tomorrow

Mar 11, 2016

This afternoon at the Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball tournament, the top seed struggled to win its first game at the iWireless Center in Moline. 

Submitted / Augustana College Athletics

The top-ranked Augustana men's basketball team will face Emory Friday night in the third round of the Division III NCAA Tournament.

Dave Wrath, Augustana sports information director, says eight players who came in as freshmen in the fall of 2012 are still on the team. 

The Vikings will have home court advantage again, after winning last weekend's games in Rock Island.

Augustana went 26-1 over the season and won the CCIW Tournament championship.

The Emory Eagles won the University Athletic Association championship, after going 20-7 for the season.

View of the basketball court and seats inside the iWireless Center
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdIemJKUkAA3MMv.jpg:large / Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

Hundreds of basketball players, coaches, and fans are in the Quad Cities for the Missouri Valley Conference women's tournament, Hoops in the Heartland.

On today's WVIK News Focus, Michelle O'Neill reports the winning team will be crowned on Sunday, and a local tourism official hopes the iWireless Center is packed to the rafters.

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