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Quad City Mallards

For local fans, the long, long months without hockey are finally over. Friday night the Quad City Mallards open the new season at home, against Fort Wayne. Then on Saturday night they'll play the Komets again, but on the road. 

Team president Bob McNamara says this will be the 20th season for the Mallards, and it wouldn't have been possible without strong local support.

Paul L Dineen

On Midwest Week - with all the talk about injuries at the college and professional levels, should parents be worried about their children playing in youth football leagues ?

WVIK Staff

"Nobody has a rink like this around here." That's according to the crew at the I-Wireless Center in Moline today, as they began building the ice rink for the Quad City Mallards' upcoming season. 

Saint Ambrose University

Homecoming weekend will be more than just football and alumni parties for Saint Ambrose University and Assumption High School in Davenport. Friday night they'll celebrate the completion of phase 1 of their new athletic complex.

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It was a long and difficult season for the Quad Cities River Bandits this year.

On Midwest Week a wrap-up of the season - Herb Trix's guest is Steve Batterson, sports reporter for the Quad City Times.

You can also hear Midwest Week Fridays on WVIK at 6:20 pm during All Things Considered. 

Augustana College

At this weekend's homecoming game, Augustana College will honor former record-breaking student athletes. Saturday, the college will induct six new members into the "Tribe of Vikings Hall of Fame." 

WVIK Staff

As they begin their 20th season, the Quad City Mallards will look to the past. When the Mallards open the new season next month, players will wear jerseys worn by the team 20 years ago, during its inaugural season in 1996. 

Cred SAU Athletic Department

Saint Ambrose University will have three new varsity sports teams starting next year. This week, the athletic department announced it will add men's and women's swimming and diving, and women's lacrosse. 

Clinton Lumber Kings

The Clinton Lumber Kings and the Seattle Mariners will continue to work together for another two years. This week, the two teams extended their affiliation agreement through the 2018 season.

Clinton general manager Ted Tornow says he had a great relationship with the parent, major league team until two years ago when a whole new staff took over in Seattle.


The new season begins in two weeks for the Augustana College football team, and coach Steve Bell is looking forward to a better year. The Vikings finished with a record of 4 and 6 a year ago, during his first season in Rock Island.