Because of the looming snowstorm that hit Thursday night, Midwest Collegiate Conference officials delayed the league's women's basketball tournament that was supposed to start Thursday.
Instead, the women's quarterfinal games originally scheduled for Thursday will be played Friday night. Among those games is third-seeded St. Ambrose (22-6) hosting sixth-seeded Clarke (6-21) at 5:30 p.m. at Lee Lohman Arena. SAU's Queen Bees swept both regular-season games.
With the quarterfinal games getting postponed, the semifinals have been moved to Sunday at 3 p.m. at the highest remaining seeds. The championship game will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the highest remaining seed. Because bids to the NAIA Div. II Nationals come out on Wednesday, the tourney must be completed by Tuesday.
SAU's sixth-seeded men (10-19), who upset third-seeded Clarke on Wednesday, are still scheduled to visit NAIA's nationally 10th-ranked Mount Mercy (26-4) tonight at 7:30 p.m. in one semifinal clash. The men's championship game is scheduled for Sunday at 6 p.m. -- By Tom Johnston, firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu. 1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."