Written by on April 20, 2013 in Sports

Several area basketball players have officially announced their choices of colleges where they will continue their education and basketball action.  As KILJ sports reported earlier this week Steven and Michael Soukup of Danville High School have chosen to play basketball at Southeastern Community College in West Burlington.  Brian Forbes of Lone Tree will play at Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa.  Traci Keller of Central lee will play for Lindenwood University womens basketball team in St. Charles, Missouri.


MPHS boys track team Drake Relays Qualifiers

Tommy Thorne – 110 High Hurdles

Cole Phillips – 110 High Hurdles

Tommy Thorne – 400 Low Hurdles

Emmett Wester – Shot 

Justin Dunn – Shot

Justin Dunn – Discus

Shuttle Hurdle Relay – Cole Phillips, Zach Mulford, Spencer White, Tommy Thorne

Logan Mulford – High Jump – will likely be in a lottery draw with two other athletes for the bottom two spots.

4 x 100 Relay is also on the bubble and may get in.


ESPN reported Friday that the Big Ten would realign its football divisions, and come up with new names, starting in 2014.

According to the report the Iowa Hawkeyes would be in the proposed West Division, along with Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Purdue.

The East Division would include Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, plus new members Maryland and Rutgers.

This new alignment is pending approval by the Big Ten presidents and chancellors.

These discussions have been going on for months, and in February, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta gave his approval of a geographic split.

Big Ten would adopt a nine-game schedule for football, starting in 2016.

That would leave the Hawkeyes with just three nonconference games.


IWC sports schedule:

Saturday, April 20

                Track @ Dubuque

                Softball @ Cornell

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