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Tickets Go On Sale For NCAA Div. 3 Final Four

Mar 13, 2017

After a pair of wins over Wartburg and Hanover over the weekend, the Augustana College men's basketball team is headed to the NCAA Division III Final Four for the second time in three years.

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Liggins Trial Moving

Feb 24, 2017
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The next re-trial of Stanley Liggins will not be held in the Quad Cities, instead it will be moved to Waterloo, in Black Hawk County. That was the decision Friday from District Court Judge Marlita Greve, granting the change of venue motion (see ruling below).

Mallards Fire Ruskowski

Jan 20, 2017
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With a weak record and worried about making the playoffs, the Quad City Mallards have made a major change in personnel. Friday coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski was fired, and replaced by his assistant Phil Axtell.

Jeff Wendland

While some other professional sports teams have come and gone, hockey has survived, and mostly thrived, in the Quad Cities. The Mallards are now celebrating their 20th season.

On Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Jeff Wendland, sports copy editor for the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus.

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

Cubs Trophy Tour Will Stop In The Quad Cities

Jan 17, 2017
Rachel Wisinski

President Barack Obama greeted the World Series champions Chicago Cubs at the White House Monday in his final ceremony for a championship sports team.

Cubs fans in the Quad Cities will get to celebrate the team's victory in two weeks when the World Series trophy makes its way to Davenport.

The trophy will be on display at the River Music Experience from noon to 1:30 on Monday, January 30. Later that evening, the trophy will be on display on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City from 5 to 6:30. The trophy tour includes stops in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Indiana.

Quad Cities River Bandits

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

Augustana College

The men's basketball coach at Augustana College has been chosen to join a select group of coaches. In April, Grey Giovanine will be inducted in the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Sam Dunklau / WVIK News

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.

Madison Keys Hosts FearlesslyGiRL Summit

Nov 22, 2016
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK News

Tennis star and Rock Island native Madison Keys returned home to help empower girls. The 21-year-old is ranked 8th in the world by the Women's Tennis Association. She's also the newest ambassador for FearlesslyGiRL, a leadership organization that hosts summits in schools for girls throughout the U.S. and Canada.