GLVC ADs face challenge of changing schedules
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GLVC ADs face challenge of changing schedules

QUINCY -- The athletic directors and other top athletic administrators from the Great Lakes Valley Conference's 15 schools began the process last week of adjusting schedules to comply with the NCAA's decision to reduce the maximum number of games...

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Transfer guard adds to Hawks' competitive fire
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Transfer guard adds to Hawks' competitive fire

QUINCY -- Quincy University men's basketball coach Ryan Hellenthal is stocking his roster with players who share his fervor for competition. Silas Crisler fits that mold. "I'll do whatever it takes to win," Crisler said. "I just want to win." So when...

Hawks find backcourt help with transfer from Montevallo
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Hawks find backcourt help with transfer from Montevallo

QUINCY -- The coronavirus pandemic forced Jack Youmans to do his homework. Having made the decision to transfer from the University of Montevallo after sitting out a majority of his sophomore season with a stress fracture, the 6-foot-2 shooting guard...

Hawks land D-I transfer to fill need in frontcourt
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Hawks land D-I transfer to fill need in frontcourt

QUINCY -- Jim Newport didn't wait long to update his game day wardrobe. "He sent me a text this morning that he ordered two t-shirts and a hat from Amazon," said Mick Sullivan, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward on the DePaul men's basketball team...

WIU's Jeter creates Chicago pipeline with assistants
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WIU's Jeter creates Chicago pipeline with assistants

MACOMB, Ill. -- Rob Jeter understands how important recruiting the Chicagoland area is to the future success of the Western Illinois University men's basketball program. So the new WIU coach added a recognizable and influential figure to his staff.

Hellenthal earned respect of being called 'Coach'
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Hellenthal earned respect of being called 'Coach'

The usual Monday night crowd had yet to shuffle in when Mike Hellenthal took residence on the barstool beside me. It wasn't long before Quincy University men's basketball coach Ryan Hellenthal -- Mike's son -- along with his staff and others arrived...

Pippen's presence makes Hawks' tourney victory more memorable
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Pippen's presence makes Hawks' tourney victory more memorable

Tucked away amid the clippings and memorabilia Nancy Mecklenburg collected during her son Ralph's basketball career was a manila envelope with stat sheets from the 1983 Mart Heinen Holiday Tournament. One particular sheet inside that envelope contained...

Schwepker provides Hawks with another versatile weapon
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Schwepker provides Hawks with another versatile weapon

QUINCY -- As active as JJ Schwepker has stayed throughout the coronavirus pandemic, he realizes one part of his game is getting very little attention these days. "There's no one to guard," the 6-foot-5 Schwepker said. The ability to do that will get...

Hawks' Downing to enter NCAA transfer portal
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Hawks' Downing to enter NCAA transfer portal

QUINCY -- Austin Downing firmly believes the Quincy University men's basketball program has positioned itself to make continued strides within the Great Lakes Valley Conference. He just wasn't sure how he fit into that mix. So the senior guard...

JWCC's Bevans earns All-American honors
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JWCC's Bevans earns All-American honors

QUINCY -- The John Wood Community College men's basketball team continues to pump out top-level talent. Sophomore Chandler Bevans became the latest in a growing list of Trail Blazers to earn the title of "All-American", as he was named a second-team...