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Quad City Storm Hosting ‘Chuck-A-Puck’ Fundraiser

February 23rd, 2021

The Quad City Storm is hosting a ‘Chuck-A-Puck’ fundraiser next Wednesday, March 3rd, to raise money for the UnityPoint Health Trinity Health Foundation (‘Chuck-A-Puck’ is a promotion where fans purchase foam pucks and throw them at prizes, normally placed on the ice.  For this fundraiser the prizes will be placed on the TaxSlayer Center arena floor). Pucks can be purchased online starting today or in person at the TaxSlayer Center on March 3rd from 12:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.  The link for online purchase can be found on the team’s website and social media platforms.  Storm staff will handle... Read More

BREAKING: Quad Cities River Bandits Opens 2021 Season in May, Home Opener May 11

February 18th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: While Major League Baseball is scheduled to start spring training Feb. 28 and Opening Day is April 1, the Quad Cities River Bandits will return to play a 120-game schedule, with their season opener on the road Tuesday, May 4, 2021, against the South Bend Cubs. The River Bandits home opener will be on Tuesday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. against the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Davenport’s Modern Woodmen Park. Single game tickets will go on sale Monday, April 19. Anyone who purchased tickets or vouchers for games in 2020 can exchange those tickets at the River Bandits’ box office for any... Read More

BREAKING: Missouri Valley Basketball to Return to TaxSlayer Center in March

February 18th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: Nearly a year after the 2020 Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Women’s Basketball Tournament had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, hope springs eternal. On Thursday, Visit Quad Cities and the MVC announced that the 2021 Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament will return to the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, for the sixth straight year. Affectionately named “Hoops in the Heartland,” the four-day event (Mar. 11-14) will showcase all 10 MVC schools as they compete for The Valley’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. “We are thrilled that the... Read More

Three Out Of Five Time Travelers WRONG On Super Bowl

February 7th, 2021

When you can’t trust a random person claiming to be a time traveler on TikTok, really, who CAN you trust? Three out of five alleged time travelers on TikTok claimed that the Kansas City Chiefs were going to win the Super Bowl. And, well, we saw what happened. A romp of 31-9 for the Bucs. Tom Brady dominated the Chiefs and cemented his GOAT status with another Super Bowl ring, disappointing the Kansas City fans, as well as the one or two people who actually believe folks claiming to be time travelers on TikTok. Yes. It’s a sad day when you can’t trust random strangers claiming... Read More

Time Travelers Reveal This Year’s Super Bowl Winner, And It’s…

February 7th, 2021

About half a football field’s throw ago, I wrote a column about an alleged time traveler from the year 2485. I wrote it as a joke, of course, because I can only take time travel so seriously. As a concept, I find it fascinating, as I find all esoteric science and the ilk fascinating, and of course time travel has been proven theoretically possible, so I don’t completely discount it out of hand. However, I also use a generous serving of salt grains when reading about alleged time travelers. And I add limes and tequila. There are plenty of time travelers on TikTok, the social media platform... Read More

Go Team! 2021 Cheer and Dance National Championship to be Held at St. Ambrose, Davenport

February 1st, 2021

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2021 cheer and dance national championships will return to St. Ambrose University, Davenport, in March. The championship tournaments were recently relocated due to a scheduling conflict with the Eastern Michigan Convocation Center. The championships will move from Ypsilanti, Mich., to Davenport, and will be hosted by St. Ambrose and Visit Quad Cities. In a year of shuffling of schedules, the NAIA worked with St. Ambrose swiftly after it was determined that the previously announced host site was unable to accommodate the championships... Read More

Get A Kick Out Of TBK Bettplex’s Soccer Camps

December 16th, 2020

TBK Bank Sports Complex, 4850 Competition Drive in Bettendorf, is holding a number of soccer camps right before Christmas! You can check out the Winter Break Soccer Camp starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The rundown of events is: 10-11:30am 5U-8U Kicks Camp $45 11:30-2:00pm 9U-19U Striker Camp $75 11:30-2:00pm 9U-19U Goalkeeper Camp $75 For more info and to sign up, click here.  Read More

Quad Cities River Bandits Become Kansas City Royals Advanced-A Affiliate

December 9th, 2020

The Quad Cities River Bandits will move up a level of play and become a Kansas City Royals affiliate, whenever the team ends up playing again after covid-19 mitigations. Major League Baseball announced today that the Quad Cities River Bandits and eleven other Midwest League teams will be moving up one level of play, as the team and the league have been promoted from Single-A to Advanced-A baseball. That puts Quad Cities players just below Double-A and one step closer to the major leagues. The River Bandits also announced today the team has been invited to become the Advanced-A affiliate of the... Read More

Brian Rothenberger Named Quad City Storm Team President

December 1st, 2020

MOLINE, IL – Storm owner John Dawson announced this morning that former Director of Communications and Operations Brian Rothenberger has been promoted to the role of Team President. “Brian has a proven track record of success in every position he has held, both with the Storm and previous companies he has worked for,” said Dawson.  “He has proven his abilities in managing our day-to-day operations through all the challenges of the pandemic, and now with our season being canceled for 20/21.  I am proud to promote Brian to President of the Quad City Storm and have complete confidence that... Read More

Regina Catholic Wins Iowa Class A State Football Championship

November 19th, 2020

Regina Catholic High School are the Iowa Class A State Football Champions! The Regals defeated Grundy Center 52 -28 in a lopsided game which saw them up 31-7 at half before cruising to the title. According to the school’s Facebook page, Regina Catholic Education Center seeks to build a school community where learners grow in knowledge, self-esteem, spirituality, respect for others, and a sense of social responsibility. The school welcomes students and families of all religious backgrounds. Regina, a K-12 center, provides challenging learning instruction in a caring, faith-focused... Read More