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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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