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A golfer from Cedar Rapids with ties to the Quad Cities has won a high honor from the PGA Tour. Today, the tour and Southern Company announced Zach Johnson is this year's recipient of the Payne Stewart Award. 

It'll be a late start, but should still be enough time to play a full season. That was the announcement this week by the Southern Professional Hockey League, which includes the Quad City Storm.

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Many Augustana athletes won't get to compete in collegiate sports this fall.

The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin announced this morning its council has decided to postpone all fall sports competition and championships.

The vote was unanimous by the the CCIW Council of Presidents.

And it affects football, women’s volleyball, men's and women’s soccer, men's and women’s cross country, women’s golf, and women’s tennis.

 

Remembering Bob Reade

Jul 6, 2020
Augustana College

Augustana College is mourning the death of one of its most successful coaches. Bob Reade died over the weekend at the age of 87.

It's now official, there will be NO minor league baseball this summer. On Tuesday, Minor League Baseball blamed Major League Baseball, saying it decided not to send players to its minor league affiliates following its decision to suspend the agreement between the two organizations. 

Augustana College

A former player and student assistant at Augustana College will be the next head men's basketball coach. Steve Schafer will take over from Grey Giovanine who retired last month.

The latest casualty of the pandemic is the annual karting street races in Rock Island during the Labor Day weekend.  Wednesday organizers of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix announced the cancelation, blaming uncertainty over when Illinois would re-open for large events like this.

Augustana College

More than a year before competition begins, Augustana College has hired a coach for its water polo teams. Ryan Pryor comes to the Quad Cities from Virginia Military Institute where he was the women's head coach for six years. 

An Illinois high school sports coach has mixed feelings about the state’s new guidelines on high school athletics.

UPDATED 5:55 P.M. | After 25 years in Peoria, the Illinois High School Association boys basketball tournament will once again call Champaign home.

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