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, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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