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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 / 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.

MVC Tournament Brackets

Mar 8, 2016

The brackets for the Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball tournament were released Saturday and the tournament is set to begin Thursday afternoon at the iWireless Center. 

World Series of Drag Racing Will Leave Cordova

Mar 2, 2016
Fans watch races during the Hot Rod Drag Week at the Cordova International Raceway in 2015.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK


After more than 60 years, the World Series of Drag Racing is leaving the Cordova International Raceway.

IRG Sports and Entertainment announced this week that the race will move to Memphis at the end of August. The company says that location will allow more room for growth and the potential to host more racers, fans, vendors, and live music.  But after being held here for decades, Joe Taylor, President and CEO of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, says losing the World Series will hurt the community.

Quad City Times


This week on Midwest Week, the not-so-glamorous work involved in covering a major sports event. 

Herb Trix's guest this week is Steve Batterson, sports reporter for the Quad City Times. 

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


Mallards Host Stanley Cup

Dec 23, 2015
Quad City Mallards

The top prize in hockey, and the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, will visit the Quad Cities this weekend. The Stanley Cup will make several stops on Saturday, leading up to the evening game between the Quad City Mallards and Indy Fuel.

file / WVIK Staff

NCAA Division I women's basketball debuts in the Quad Cities this weekend.