Augie jumps to No. 19 in poll

Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 5:42 pm
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By Tom Johnston,
The Augustana College men's basketball team, 11-1 on the season after beating North Park 89-54 in Wednesday's CCIW opener, has jumped to 19th in the latest NCAA Division III national ranking according to

The Vikings, one of four CCIW teams ranked in the latest poll, jumped three spots from No. 22. Also in the poll are top-ranked North Central (11-0), No. 8 Wheaton (10-1) and No. 25 Illinois Wesleyan (8-3). Augie is at IWU on Wednesday and at North Central Jan. 12.
-- By Tom Johnston,


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1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
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