JWCC's Fadika commits to QU men's basketball program
Men's College Basketball

JWCC's Fadika commits to QU men's basketball program

QUINCY -- Aziz Fadika found Quincy to be so welcoming he decided to stick around. The 6-foot-8 forward who spent the last two seasons playing at John Wood Community College verbally committed this week to join the Quincy University men's basketball...

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Coaches named for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic
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Coaches named for McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic

Four of the brightest basketball coaches in west-central Illinois and northeast Missouri will be on the sidelines for the McDonald's/Herald-Whig Classic. The 36th annual girls game will be played Saturday, June 16 at Quincy University's Pepsi Arena, followed by the 35th annual boys game. The girls game will start at 5 p.m.

Bergman returning for second stint at Liberty
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Bergman returning for second stint at Liberty

LIBERTY, Ill. -- Brad Bergman said he felt nostalgic any time he stepped inside the gymnasium at Liberty High School. "It was kind of like when an old song on the radio comes on, and it takes you back to high school or college and it was a good time in you

Bottorff leaving QU, could land at John Wood
Men's College Basketball

Bottorff leaving QU, could land at John Wood

Justin Bottorff is leaving the Quincy University men's basketball program, but don't expect him to go far. Hawks coach Ryan Hellenthal confirmed Friday that the 6-foot-7 Bottorff, a freshman forward from Quincy Notre Dame who redshirted last winter, will transfer at the end of the semester. Bottorff declined to comment on his decision until he signs with a new school,

Prep Notebook: Schrader joins Highland staff, McCann named Mark Twain AD, QND's Steinkamp earns praise
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Prep Notebook: Schrader joins Highland staff, McCann named Mark Twain AD, QND's Steinkamp earns praise

Bruce Bonness knows it's uncommon for a former college basketball coach to apply for a job at Highland High School. When former Culver-Stockton College men's basketball coach Jack Schrader applied for a Spanish teaching job, Bonness immediately wanted him

Powerful Soviet basketball team visited Quincy in 1976
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Powerful Soviet basketball team visited Quincy in 1976

It's probably the biggest mismatch in the history of basketball in Quincy, but it didn't bother anybody. The Soviet Union women's national basketball team played a series of exhibition games during April 1976, and one of them was played in what was then k

Coaches say addition of shot clock will change game
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Coaches say addition of shot clock will change game

High school basketball coaches across the state have many opinions about whether the shot clock should be added to the game, but they do seem to agree that if it is added, it will change how the game is played and coached. "It will speed up some of those teams that can't play that quick and handle that pressure," Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas said. "The coaches will have to coach a little more," West Hancock boys basketball coach Reno Pinkston said.

College Notebook: C-SC's Wood named NAIA All-American; Birdsong, Johnson win league honors
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College Notebook: C-SC's Wood named NAIA All-American; Birdsong, Johnson win league honors

Culver-Stockton College middle hitter Ammuniki Wood was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Men's NAIA All-America first team on Monday. Wood is the first All-America selection in the five-year history of the men's volleyball program ...

Shot clock in high school basketball: 'It's a matter of when, not if'
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Shot clock in high school basketball: 'It's a matter of when, not if'

QUINCY -- Kurt Gibson was positive that the 30-second shot clock was coming to basketball in Illinois, if not this year then certainly next year. Gibson, associate executive director of the Illinois High School Association, said the shot clock narrowly mis

College notebook: Coaching change at Lindenwood doesn't faze Borrowman
Women's College Basketball

College notebook: Coaching change at Lindenwood doesn't faze Borrowman

Blair Borrowman never expected to be faced with the prospect of having a college basketball coach other than Tony Francis. Then came the news Friday morning that Francis was resigning after eight seasons as the head women's basketball coach at Lindenwood,