Three weeks after the season began, the Quad Cities River Bandits will finally get to play a game at home. Floodwater from the Mississippi River still surrounds Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, but an elevated walkway has been built that will allow fans to cross the railroad tracks, and enter the ballpark.
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.
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.
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.
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.