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Who Should Be The NBA MVP? The Answer Might Surprise You… (Hint: NOT LeBron!)

April 8th, 2021
Who Should Be The NBA MVP? The Answer Might Surprise You... (Hint: NOT LeBron!)

We’re entering the home stretch of the NBA season and along with talk of playoffs and playoff seeding (more on that in days to come), here comes the speculation on post-season awards firing up. The biggest award, of course, is the MVP trophy, which causes the greatest debates and in many ways generational rifts among sports fans. There’s a highly vocal contingent of mostly younger sports commentators who absolutely worship LeBron James, and their media companies make millions off of clickbait articles unreasonably and unfairly comparing him to Michael Jordan. There is no comparison. This... Read More

Amy Hessel’s Lifetime In Sports Reflects In Her Work At Muscatine YMCA

April 4th, 2021
Amy Hessel's Lifetime In Sports Reflects In Her Work At Muscatine YMCA

Amy Hessel grew up in an athletic family where the fires of sport, camaraderie and competition forged lifelong bonds, and she still helps create those relationships as the character development coordinator for the Muscatine YMCA. The oldest of four children born and raised in Waukon, Iowa, her father was an avid athlete and his children followed in his stead, including Amy, who played four sports in high school. “It was instilled in us that sports was important, and it really was to me, it’s what helped me get through high school,” Hessel said. “Which is why it’s so important to me to... Read More

Davenport Teacher And Coach Ira Dunsworth Honored With Quad-Cities Track Named After Him

April 3rd, 2021
Davenport Teacher And Coach Ira Dunsworth Honored With Quad-Cities Track Named After Him

For 36 years, Davenport Schools teacher and coach Ira Dunsworth has provided support and guidance to students and athletes in the Quad Cities area. To honor him for his achievements and community spirit, the board of the Davenport Community School District has agreed to name the track at Brady Street Stadium after him. The decision was made at a regular school board meeting on March 22. Dunsworth served as the head track and cross-country coach at Central High School from 1965 to 1995. His accomplishments include 15 State Championships and receiving the title of Iowa State Coach of the Year four... Read More

BREAKING: American Cornhole League ACL Open Clash Coming To Quad-Cities

March 25th, 2021
BREAKING: American Cornhole League ACL Open Clash Coming To Quad-Cities

BREAKING NEWS: For the first time ever, the American Cornhole League (ACL) will hold an event in the Quad Cities with the ACL Open #7 on April 9-11, 2021. The ACL promotes and develops cornhole as a sport for any age and any skill level.  Their tournaments are regularly seen on ESPN.  There are 15 conferences across the U.S. and the Midwest Conference is home to one of the largest player bases in the country. “We are thrilled that the American Cornhole League (ACL) will help the Quad Cities make history by hosting their first event in the QC and at the Bend XPO,” said Dave Herrell, President... Read More

BREAKING: Quad-Cities to Host Diamond Anniversary of International Softball Tourney

March 23rd, 2021
BREAKING: Quad-Cities to Host Diamond Anniversary of International Softball Tourney

BREAKING NEWS: The International Softball Congress (ISC) will return to the Quad-Cities to celebrate its Diamond Anniversary at the 75th Annual ISC Men’s Fastball World Tournament on August 14-21, 2021. Due to ongoing effects of the pandemic and future unknowns associated with it, the 2021 ISC World Tournament will move from its scheduled site in Kitchener, Ontario, to Sheridan Meadows Park in Eldridge, Iowa, according to Visit Quad Cities. “With the potential travel restrictions and the impacts on sponsorships and volunteers in the Kitchener area, the host committee suggested to us that... Read More

Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament Returns to the Quad Cities on March 11-14

March 9th, 2021
Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament Returns to the Quad Cities on March 11-14

It was almost a year ago that student-athletes, coaches, Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) staff, and fans arrived in the Quad Cities for the 2020 Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament to find that sporting events across the United Sates including the NCAA Tournament were being canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Twenty-five seniors missed their last conference tournament to play and had to return home. Visit Quad Cities and the MVC are proud to announce that the 2021 Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament returns to the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill.,... Read More

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

February 23rd, 2021
Quad City Storm Hosting 'Chuck-A-Puck' Fundraiser

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

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: Missouri Valley Basketball to Return to TaxSlayer Center in March

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
Three Out Of Five Time Travelers WRONG On Super Bowl

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