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Marc Polite In As New Basketball Coach At Rock Island High School

May 12th, 2021
Marc Polite In As New Basketball Coach At Rock Island High School

On May 11, 2021, the Rock Island-Milan School District Board of Education approved the hire of Marc Polite to be the boys’ head basketball coach at Rock Island High School. The hire comes after former head coach Thom Sigel announced his retirement early this year. Coach Polite is a familiar face in the Quad Cities and has 20 years of coaching at the NCAA Division 1, Division 2, junior College, and high school levels. Most recently Coach Polite was the head boys’ basketball coach at Davenport North High School where he led the team to its first State Tournament in 17 years. He led that same... 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

UTHS and Moline Basketball Teams Battle in the Panther Den

February 29th, 2020
UTHS and Moline Basketball Teams Battle in the Panther Den

School spirit filled United Township High School last night. The excitement and pride must have been felt for miles in neighborhoods surrounding the recently updated building. Western Big 6 rivals, United Township High School and Moline High School, played their last conference game for the 2019-2020 season in a packed Panther Den last night. The two teams, which were both tied in their conference at 5-8, showed up ready to compete Friday night. The big high school showdown was sponsored by TBK Bank in East Moline. TBK employees handed out free swag and rally towels to fans, as well as presenting... Read More

Moline Maroons Take On Mundelein Mustangs at United Center

February 15th, 2020
Moline Maroons Take On Mundelein Mustangs at United Center

Enjoy a legendary outing at a Chicago Bulls game with Moline High School basketball teammates, family and friends! Moline High School varsity basketball players take their game to the next level on Sunday Feb 23 at the United Center (1901 W Madison Street Chicago). The Maroons will take on the Mundelein Mustangs at 1 p.m. Fans will then be able to stick around to watch the Chicago Bulls take on the Washington Wizards at 6 p.m. on the court that Jordan built! This is the second year in a row that the MHS varsity basketball team has participated in a program called Preps with Pros, which allows high... Read More

4th Annual Hoops 4 Hope Happening This Week!

July 29th, 2019
4th Annual Hoops 4 Hope Happening This Week!

The East Moline community invites you to attend the 4th annual Hoops 4 Hope! Hosted by United We Ball, Hoops 4 Hope will take place this Wednesday Jul 31 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Hereford Park (400 13th St. East Moline). This is a family-friendly, free event, and all are encouraged to attend! A few years ago, Kannon Burrage contacted the East Moline Police Dept. in an attempt to create an event which united the diverse communities of East Moline. That connection birthed this event, and this year they will continue to honor his vision. United We Ball believes that bringing people together through a... Read More

Harlem Globetrotters Dribble Into TaxSlayer Center

April 11th, 2019
Harlem Globetrotters Dribble Into TaxSlayer Center

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Drive) on Saturday, Apr 13 at 2 p.m. during their 2019 World Tour. With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Their game at the TaxSlayer Center will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and... Read More

Harlem Globetrotters Dribble Into TaxSlayer Center

March 13th, 2019
Harlem Globetrotters Dribble Into TaxSlayer Center

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Drive) on Saturday, Apr 13 at 2 p.m. during their 2019 World Tour. With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Their game at the TaxSlayer Center will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and... Read More

Criticism of LeBron Should Be Slam Dunked

August 9th, 2018
Criticism of LeBron Should Be Slam Dunked

I’m never going to say anything bad about LeBron James again. This week LeBron announced that he’s donating millions of dollars to help send kids around his native Ohio to a special school, the I Promise School in Akron, he’s creating that will be free, will give them free uniforms, free breakfast lunch and snacks, free books, free transportation, and if they graduate, free tuition to University of Akron. He’ll also pay for their parents to get their GEDs, pay for childcare and pay for them to continue their own educations. It’s an incredible gesture of largesse and return to his... Read More

Shoot For Some Fun With The Augie Hoops Team This Winter

December 9th, 2016
Shoot For Some Fun With The Augie Hoops Team This Winter

If you’re a big basketball fan, you’ll want to look no further than Augustana College’s men’s basketball team, which just started its season. Augustana Men’s Basketball will be playing home games in December on Saturday Dec. 10 against Carthage, Friday the 16th against Central College, and in January on Wednesday the 11th against Illinois Wesleyan, Saturday the 14th against Carroll College, and Wednesday the 25th against Elmhurst. All games start at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Carver Center at 3500 5th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201 and can be reached at 395-709-7000. The full game schedule... Read More