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, email@example.com
Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital. 1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post . 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.