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John Deere Classic

A self-taught, late-bloomer is set to compete against PGA tour regulars in the John Deere Classic.

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Hockey fans will get to cheer for the Quad City Storm next fall. Over the weekend the team defeated Evansville twice to end its first season.

Quad Cities River Bandits

The weather is just about right for baseball again, and River Bandits will open their new season in the Midwest League on Thursday, April 3rd. Unfortunately, they won't play in Davenport, as the Mississippi River continues to surround Modern Woodmen Park.

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The NFL is returning to its unlikely roots later this month in Rock Island — a city whose entire population of roughly 38,000 could fit inside the average NFL stadium…and still have thousands of seats to spare.

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Augustana College's Grey Giovanine is once again receiving recognition for his long career in the school's athletic program. For the third time in the past five season, Basketball Times has named Giovanine  the Coach of the Year at a Division 3 school.

Minor League Baseball

The Clinton LumberKings will take the field with an entirely different look this summer. As part of Minor League Baseball's second annual Copa de la Diversion, for every Sunday home game the players will wear a different set of hats, jerseys, and logos. 

About 8,000 people came to the Quad Cities this past weekend for basketball, and they'll be back next year.

The Missouri Valley Conference women's tournament ended Sunday, but it already agreed to return to the TaxSlayer Center through 2021. 

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Basketball players from all over the Midwest are arriving in the Quad Cities for the Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament. Hoops in the Heartland begins Thursday at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline.

Augustana College

Augustana College will send six students to Boston this weekend, to compete in the NCAA Division Three Indoor Track and Field Championships. Senior Michael Johnson has the 7th fastest time in the 60 meter dash, while Junior Katie Eastburn has the 7th fastest time in both the 200 and 400 meter dash.

St. Ambrose University

St. Ambrose University has hired a new Director of Athletics. Mike Holmes is currently the Athletic Director at a private catholic university in Steubenville, Ohio. Now, the native Iowan is coming home in July to take the helm of athletic programs at St. Ambrose.

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