Quad Cities River Bandits

The Midwest League championship series begins Wednesday night. Fort Wayne will host the Quad Cities River Bandits in game one of the best-of-five series.

The Midwest League will end its regular season this weekend, and prepare for the playoffs that begin next week. The Quad Cities River Bandits have qualified for the postseason, but not the Clinton Lumber Kings.

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A third college has been added to a scholarship program offered by the Quad Cities River Bandits. Wednesday team officials announced the gift of $15,000 to the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.

Quad Cities River Bandits

An entirely new field staff will lead the Quad Cities River Bandits this year. 

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Several local tourist attractions are offering package membership deals for the second year. The Quad City Botanical Center, Putnam Museum, and Niabi Zoo call the special deal a Fun Bundle.

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An Iowa State Senator now co-owns The Quad Cities River Bandits. On Thursday, the team's managing partner, Dave Heller, announced Roby Smith is replacing Bob Herrfeldt as co-owner of the minor league franchise.

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More students in the Quad Cities will get some welcome help paying for college. Monday the Quad Cities River Bandits announced the addition of Saint Ambrose University to the Bandit Scholars Program.

As winter approaches, the River Bandits are thinking about spring. Monday the Class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros released its schedule for next year. 

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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. 

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.

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