Here are a few stories that might interest you:
• Quincy native D.A. Weibring’s back will keep him out of this week’s U.S. Senior Open outside of Indianapolis. Weibring’s staying busy though. He made a stop in Metamora earlier this week to check on a course his design company, Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design, is working on. Peoria Journal-Star golf guru Greg Stewart caught up with Weibring.
• Don’t expect McKendree to be a new member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference any time soon. The school’s request to start the process of joining the NCAA Division II ranks was recently turned down by the NCAA. The Lebanon, Ill., school is a long-time member of the NAIA and plays football in the Mid-States Football Association with Quincy University. McKendree was one of three MSFA schools — Malone and Walsh being the others — that were denied by the NCAA.
However, William Jewell’s application was accepted by the NCAA. The longtime member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference, which includes Culver-Stockton, will be looking for a new Division II conference soon. The school has made it known it would like to join the GLVC, which has seemed open to the Liberty, Mo., school.
The GLVC is at 15 members right now. There was some worry that Rockhurst was going to leave the league to join the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association, but the Kansas City, Mo., school’s application for admission was denied by the league.
• It appears the Quincy University softball team will be without its star pitcher, Torie Bunzell, for the fall. According to the LaSalle (Ill.) News-Tribune, Bunzell will have surgery next month to repair a torn meniscus that will keep her out of fall ball. Bunzell recently competed in an exhibition against the Chicago Bandits and was the only pitcher on her team to strike out a Bandits player.
• The Quincy University women’s basketball team is featured in the latest edition of NCAA Champions Magazine. The team was profiled for its “Inches Closer To A Cure” campaign.