Sports news

University of Iowa

On Midwest Week, the University of Iowa investigates the conduct of one of its football coaches. 

The John Deere Classic will not be played this summer. Thursday tournament officials announced the cancelation of what would have been the 50th PGA Tour event in the Quad Cities, and the 21st at TPC Deere Run in Silvis. 

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As the PGA Tour adjusts to the coronavirus, those in charge of the John Deere Classic are prepared to be flexible. In April, the tour announced four tournaments will be held without spectators in June. Then the second week of July, the Deere Classic in Silvis might be the first tournament with fans. 

Virtual Bix

May 6, 2020

Even though it's still more than two months away, organizers of the Quad City Times Bix 7 road race have decided to make a major change. Because of the pandemic, the race will be virtual this year.

Augustana College

After 21 years, the head coach of the men's basketball team at Augustana College has decided to retire. Coach Grey Giovanine made the announcement Tuesday night.

Rock Island Parks and Recreation

Despite the pandemic, life will at least begin to return to normal for one group of people. Following the relaxation of the stay-at-home rules by the governor of Illinois, two golf courses in Rock Island will re-open this weekend.

On Midwest Week, it'll be virtual but the Quad City Sports Hall of Fame will induct three new members this spring. / PGA Tour

Even though a number of tournaments have been cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19, the John Deere Classic is still on the PGA Tour's revised schedule.

Most tournaments in March, April, and May were postponed or cancelled.

But so far, the classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis will be held the second week of July, its original date.

Even though the baseball season has been delayed by the pandemic, the Clinton Lumber Kings want to celebrate what would have been their home opener. So on Thursday some of the food available during games will be available for pickup at NelsonCorp Field.

Augustana College

Augustana College is going to add more varsity sports. Tuesday it announced men's and women's water polo teams will begin competition during the 2021-22 school year.