College notebook: Southwest Baptist joins GLVC; Birdsong, Fulton earn more awards
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College notebook: Southwest Baptist joins GLVC; Birdsong, Fulton earn more awards

Southwest Baptist University no longer has to feel like a rented mule. The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced it was adding Southwest Baptist as a full member beginning with the 2019-20 school year. The Bearcats had been a part of the GLVC since 2014 as a football-only member, but the former Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association member sought to join the GLVC as a permanent member.

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Ball-hawking defense sets tone for offseason for Hawks
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Ball-hawking defense sets tone for offseason for Hawks

QUINCY -- After a season in which the Quincy University football team ranked last in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in rushing defense, Hawks coach Gary Bass knew what he wanted to see this spring. "Four hands on the ground," he said.

Beyond the Boxscore: QU football team making adjustments offensively
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Beyond the Boxscore: QU football team making adjustments offensively

The relaxed atmosphere around the Quincy University football program's spring game meant a lot of subtle changes were easy to overlook. Digging deeper unveiled some adjustments that could drastically improve the Hawks come fall.

Hawks hope spring fling puts wrap on practice
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Hawks hope spring fling puts wrap on practice

Gary Bass wants nothing about the Quincy University football program to be considered ho-hum. So the annual scrimmage that caps the end of spring practice comes with a twist this year. It's going to be more like a spring fling than a spring finale.

Brock narrows list to seven: 'They're all tied'
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Brock narrows list to seven: 'They're all tied'

Jirehl Brock used Twitter to announce on Friday that he has narrowed the number of colleges he's interested in attending. "Want to thank all the coaches that have recruited me, but I am going to be focusing on these 7 schools. #blessed" the Quincy School running back wrote while posting a photo of himself with the logos of the seven schools -- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Northwestern and Purdue.

College notebook: QU's Daniels headed to law school, Polak on tear, Martin leads Maryville
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College notebook: QU's Daniels headed to law school, Polak on tear, Martin leads Maryville

T.J. Daniels knows football is just a means to an end, and his future lies in helping people. With that in mind, the senior linebacker had decided to forego his last year of eligibility with the Quincy University football team, graduate in May...

Improved run defense focus of QU spring practices
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Improved run defense focus of QU spring practices

QUINCY -- No gimmicks. It might be the unofficial motto of the Quincy University football team's spring practice. After struggling last fall to stop the run -- the Hawks ranked last in run defense in the Great Lakes Valley Conference...

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Hawks' schedule to feature seven home games

QUINCY -- There wasn't a need to ask what Gary Bass liked about the Quincy University football team's schedule. Seven home games would make any coach giddy. The Hawks unveiled the 2018 schedule this week, and it keeps them at home for all of September...