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Tanzanian "Miracle Kids" and Siouxland Supporters, Celebrated at Bandit's Game
Tanzanian "Miracle Kids" and Siouxland Supporters, Celebrated at Bandit's Game
May 12, 2018
By By Jennifer Lenzini, Weekend Anchor/Multimedia Journalist, KTIV.com

On May 6th, 2017, a school bus full of students, swerved off a steep road in Tanzania.

Three STEMM missionaries came upon the crash scene shortly after the accident, and helped in any way they could.

The three children that survived-- Doreen, Sadhia and Wilson-- were badly hurt, and needed more medical care than their home country could provide.

Thanks to STEMM, Congressman Steve King, and Mercy Medical Center, they were flown to Sioux City for treatment, and are now thriving back in their home country.

Bandits Out to Build Off Rivalry Win
Bandits Out to Build Off Rivalry Win
May 11, 2018
By Jeff Budlong; Sioux City Journal

The losing streak has been stopped, now it is time to build on it.

The Sioux City Bandits snapped a three-game losing streak by downing Omaha 52-40 last Saturday at the Tyson Events Center. The victory keeps the Bandits firmly in the hunt for the top spot in the North Conference, but head coach Erv Strohbeen knows there is still work to be done.

Bandits End Skid With Win Over Omaha
Bandits End Skid With Win Over Omaha
May 5, 2018
By Journal Staff; Sioux City Journal

Darrian Miller ran for three touchdowns, Solomon St. Pierre intercepted two passes and the Sioux City Bandits ended their three-game losing streak by defeating the Omaha Beef 52-40 in a Champions Indoor Football contest at the Tyson Events Center Saturday.

Bandits Fumble Away Last Chance
Bandits Fumble Away Last Chance
April 29, 2018
By Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

After dropping the last two games, the Sioux City Bandits had a chance to steal a game from the Salina Liberty but fumbled the ball away with seven seconds left in a 60-58 loss in a Champions Indoor Football contest at the Tyson Event Center here Saturday.

Bandits Fall to Quad Cities
Bandits Fall to Quad Cities
April 21, 2018
By Journal Staff; Sioux City Journal

E.J. Hilliard threw three touchdown passes and ran in another as the Quad Cities SteamWheelers defeated the Sioux City Bandits 43-38 in a Champions Indoor Football contest at the TaxSlayer Center here Saturday.

Conry Gives Bandits Leg Up on Competition
Conry Gives Bandits Leg Up on Competition
April 20, 2018
By Jeff Budlong; Sioux City Journal

Greg Conry is enjoying a breakout season as the place kicker for the Sioux City Bandits. To do that he needed to do something that doesn’t come natural to kickers – stop kicking.

Jackson Retires a Buffalo Bill
Jackson Retires a Buffalo Bill
April 18, 2018
By Orchard Park, NY

Buffalo is where Fred Jackson's career started. On Wednesday, it was where his 10 year career came to an end. The running back signed a one day contract with the Bills and officially retired from the NFL.

Wichita Hands Bandits First Loss
Wichita Hands Bandits First Loss
April 14, 2018
By Journal Staff; Sioux City Journal
Nadler Finds Comfort Zone with Bandits
Nadler Finds Comfort Zone with Bandits
April 10, 2018
By Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

Most players in Champions Indoor Football dream of playing at a higher level. Sioux City Bandits quarterback Liam Nadler appreciates some things about the indoor game though.

Bandits Rally Past Kansas City
Bandits Rally Past Kansas City
April 8, 2018
By Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

The Sioux City Bandits rallied from an early 14-point deficit to win a 69-55 shootout over the Kansas City Phantoms in a Champions Indoor Football contest at the Tyson Events Center here Saturday.

Bandits Go To 4-0 With Win Over Kansas City
Bandits Go To 4-0 With Win Over Kansas City
April 7, 2018
By Mark Freund; KTIV

Brandon Washington scored both of his touchdowns in the final seven minutes, including the game-winner with 1:55 to play, and the Bandits beat Kansas City 69-55 on Saturday.

Bandits Improve to 3-0
Bandits Improve to 3-0
March 30, 2018
By Journal Staff; Sioux City Journal
Strohbeen Remains a Constant in Bandits History
Strohbeen Remains a Constant in Bandits History
March 29, 2018
By Clarissa Kraayenbrink

Sioux City native, former arena football player, Pfizer pharmaceutical sales rep, head coach of the Sioux City Bandits, husband, father: These are all hats that Erv Strohbeen wears on a daily basis. Although if you ask him, he’s most proud of his Midwest roots.

Bandits, Beef Renew Rivalry
Bandits, Beef Renew Rivalry
March 23, 2018
By Jeff Budlong, Sioux City Journal

Erv Strohbeen was pleased his Sioux City Bandits picked up a season-opening victory last Sunday. Like every coach, he knows improvements must be made if that is to continue.

Nadler Leads Bandits past Quad Cities
Nadler Leads Bandits past Quad Cities
March 18, 2018
By Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

Liam Nadler threw four touchdown passes with no interceptions. Not bad for his first start with the Sioux City Bandits....

Bandits Win Over Stampede in Exhibition SUX Bowl
Bandits Win Over Stampede in Exhibition SUX Bowl
March 1, 2018
By Clarissa Kraayenbrink

The Sioux City Bandits welcomed the Sioux City Stampede indoors Saturday night as they battled it out on the turf in the SUX Bowl. The Bandits emerged victorious 39-12 in the inauguration exhibition game against Sioux City’s outdoor team.

CIF Announces Partnership with Pluto.tv and Implements New Challenge Flag Rule
CIF Announces Partnership with Pluto.tv and Implements New Challenge Flag Rule
February 26, 2018
By Champions Indoor Football

The Champions Indoor Football League (CIF) is excited to announce a new media partnership with Pluto TV for the 2018 season. Pluto TV is an industry leader in streaming free live content on all of your favorite devices. Pluto TV is an app that can be downloaded to any smart device and from there you will click on your favorite CIF Teams Channel and enjoy the games for free. 

Bandits Outscore Stampede in Preseason Game
Bandits Outscore Stampede in Preseason Game
February 24, 2018
By Journal Staff; Sioux City Journal

Two Bandits quarterbacks threw for three touchdowns in a 39-12 win over the Stampede in a preseason match up of Sioux City professional football squads at Tyson Events' Center Saturday evening before a crowd of 2.879.

Lobban Makes Major Move with Bandits
Lobban Makes Major Move with Bandits
February 20, 2018
By Leah Erdmann

Marlon Lobban may be a first year Bandits coach, but he is no stranger to the game of football. In fact, when asked how his football career got started, he chuckled and casually admitted he has over 20 years of experience under his belt.

More Than QB2
More Than QB2
October 16, 2017
By Clarissa Kraayenbrink

There’s nothing quite like a Saturday night in the Tyson Events Center during Bandits season. The atmosphere is electric, the fans are loud and the players are straining to hear the calls on the field. The quarterback receives the play from the offensive coordinator and joins the rest of the players in the huddle. He gives them the play, breaks the huddle and the team assembles on the line of scrimmage. The offensive coordinator, Jarrod “JD” DeGeorgia, is squatting in the end zone behind his offense, hands on his knees, waiting for the outcome of the play.