Augie men move up to No. 17


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Posted Online: Jan. 08, 2013, 10:37 pm
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After winning two games to open the CCIW season last week, Augustanajumped up two slots in the latest NCAA Division III national ranking in men's basketball. The D3hoops.com poll has the Vikings, now12-1 and owners of a sixgame winning streak, at 17thwith 223 points.

Augustana was 19thlast week before beating North Park (89-54) and Carthage (68-56) to start the CCIW campaign with back-to-backvictories. The Vikings were unranked in the first three weeks before making their debut in week four at 22ndand then they moved to19thlast week.

This week, Augustana will play road games at two teams in the top 25. The Vikings will face 22nd-ranked IllinoisWesleyan today in Bloomington before heading to Naperville on Saturday to take onNo. 1-ranked North Central.

















 



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  Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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