Augie jumps to No. 19 in poll

Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 5:42 pm
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By Tom Johnston,
The Augustana College men's basketball team, 11-1 on the season after beating North Park 89-54 in Wednesday's CCIW opener, has jumped to 19th in the latest NCAA Division III national ranking according to

The Vikings, one of four CCIW teams ranked in the latest poll, jumped three spots from No. 22. Also in the poll are top-ranked North Central (11-0), No. 8 Wheaton (10-1) and No. 25 Illinois Wesleyan (8-3). Augie is at IWU on Wednesday and at North Central Jan. 12.
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  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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