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PODCAST: Sioux City Bandits Playoff Podcast
PODCAST: Sioux City Bandits Playoff Podcast
June 16, 2018
By Jeff Budlong & Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

The Journal's Jeff Budlong and Charlie Hildebrand talk Sioux City Bandits football and their first-round playoff game against Quad Cities. 

Bandits Firing on All Cylinders
Bandits Firing on All Cylinders
June 15, 2018
By Jeff Budlong; Sioux City Journal

When a championship is the goal every season finishing without one the past two seasons always makes it tough to take. Saturday the Sioux City Bandits will look to take their first step to adding to their collection of three titles.

Bandits Are One of the Most Well-Rounded Teams in CIF Playoffs
Bandits Are One of the Most Well-Rounded Teams in CIF Playoffs
June 11, 2018
By Mark Freund; KTIV Channel 4

The Bandits had a streaky regular season. Sioux City won four straight games, then lost three in a row, before finishing with five consecutive wins.

Quest for Champions Bowl IV Begins Sponsored by Baymont Inns & Suites
Quest for Champions Bowl IV Begins Sponsored by Baymont Inns & Suites
June 10, 2018
By CIF

With the conclusion of the 2018 regular season, the teams vying for the Champions Indoor Football league championship have been established.

Bandits Win; Will Host Quad Cities in Playoffs
Bandits Win; Will Host Quad Cities in Playoffs
June 9, 2018
By Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

Darrian Miller ran for 117 yards on 17 carries, Liam Nadler threw six touchdowns passes and the Sioux City Bandits defeated the Bismarck Bucks 71-50 in Sioux City’s final Champions Indoor Football game of the regular season at the Tyson Events Center here Saturday.

Bandits Playing for Top Seed Against Bismarck
Bandits Playing for Top Seed Against Bismarck
June 8, 2018
By Jeff Budlong; Sioux City Journal

It is not nine straight wins, but there is no denying that it feels like something very similar is in the process of happening.

In 2015, the Sioux City Bandits began their season 2-3 before not losing again over the course of their next nine games to claim the Champions Indoor Football Championship.

Virgies Wastes No Time Helping Bandits
Virgies Wastes No Time Helping Bandits
May 29, 2018
By Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

On Memorial Day weekend, many people leave for vacation or go to parties. But Daryl Virgies, the recent running back signee for the Sioux City Bandits, was watching film.

Virgies didn’t watch much film until 2017, when he signed an NFL futures contract with the New York Giants.

Bandits Blow Out Omaha for Third Straight Win
Bandits Blow Out Omaha for Third Straight Win
May 26, 2018
By Journal Staff, Sioux City Journal

Liam Nadler threw for 164 yards and five touchdowns and the Sioux City Bandits won their third straight game by dominating the Omaha Beef 77-31 in a Champions Indoor Football contest at Ralston Arena here Saturday.

Fresh Off a Bye, Bandits Ready for Omaha
Fresh Off a Bye, Bandits Ready for Omaha
May 24, 2018
By Jeff Budlong; Sioux City Journal

The Sioux City Bandits were ready for a bye week after playing nine straight weeks. Now they hope they don’t have another one for six more.

Of course, that would come after the Champions Indoor Football league championship game.

Bandits Enjoy Offensive Explosion Against Phantoms
Bandits Enjoy Offensive Explosion Against Phantoms
May 13, 2018
By Charlie Hildebrand; Sioux City Journal

New signee Daryl Virgies ran for 97 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries and the Sioux City Bandits smothered the Kansas City Phantoms 77-26 in a Champions Indoor Football game at the Tyson Events Center here Saturday.

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.