Davenport's Bateman vies for College Slam Dunk Championships spot


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Posted Online: March 05, 2013, 5:27 pm
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By Tom Johnston, tjohnston@qconline.com
Former Davenport Central High School standout Hal Bateman is a couple of steps away from an appearance at the 2013 State Farm College Slam Dunk Championships at the NCAA Division Final Four in Atlanta in April.

Bateman, the 5-foot-11 senior point guard at Stephen F. Austin, is in the Dark Horse Dunker contest that allows fans to vote online in a final-four showdown. The winner of that video showdown is invited to Atlanta along with the other special invitees.

In order to vote, go to collegeslam2013.com where there is a video final four bracket. Bateman is pitted against Illinois State University's Tyler Brown. In the other bracket are Corey Law of High Point University and Angelo Sharpless of Elizabeth City State University.

















 



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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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