Hawks' Leonard reacts with class and high character
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Hawks' Leonard reacts with class and high character

Inwardly, Cody Leonard may have been irritated and agitated to learn he had been demoted. Outwardly, he never flinched. What doesn't get noticed on Saturday afternoons when the Quincy University middle linebacker puts together All-American caliber...

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Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks find way to grind yards against stingy Panthers
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Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks find way to grind yards against stingy Panthers

The challenge was cut and dry. Run the ball against a defense that no one had been to gain yards against the first three weeks of the season. The Quincy University offensive line liked that challenge. "We come out with the mentality we have to get...

Scouting report: Davenport at Quincy University
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Scouting report: Davenport at Quincy University

Halfway through the four-game homestand that encompasses all of September, the Quincy University is looking to rebound from last week's loss to St. Francis and build some momentum heading into Great Lakes Valley Conference play. How do the Hawks...

Embracing past, present, future strengthens QU football family
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Embracing past, present, future strengthens QU football family

Gary Bass doesn't want Quincy University's homecoming experience to be limited to a football game. No one else on campus does either. "Our school has made homecoming something that is important," said Bass, the second-year head football coach.

Beyond the Boxscore: Switch at QB helps Saints gain edge on Hawks
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Beyond the Boxscore: Switch at QB helps Saints gain edge on Hawks

A week's worth of film study of the St. Francis football team's first two games had to be thrown out after the first snap Saturday. That's when the Quincy University coaching staff discovered senior quarterback Don Butkus was starting for the Saints. A se

Scouting report: St. Francis at Quincy University
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Scouting report: St. Francis at Quincy University

Having shown some moxie during the fourth-quarter rally that led a 35-24 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan in last week's home opener, the Quincy University football team hopes to put itself in a position to avoid any such drama this week...

Beyond the Boxscore: Little, Brock show respect for previous record holder
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Beyond the Boxscore: Little, Brock show respect for previous record holder

As Rick Little poured over the numbers, he began to reminisce. Malique Robbins owned the Quincy High School football program's career rushing record prior to Friday night when Jirehl Brock rushed past him, eclipsing Robbins' record total...

Plucking away at passing along passion for hunting
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Plucking away at passing along passion for hunting

Thomas Bjornson pulled the stool from beneath his work bench and placed it next to box that already had a handful of duck feathers in it. His first time taking his 8-year-old grandson, Jack, teal hunting had yielded a pair of birds...

Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks celebrate day of firsts in victory over Panthers
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Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks celebrate day of firsts in victory over Panthers

Saturday turned out to be a day of firsts for the Quincy University football players. Senior wide receiver Shane Barrett caught his first career touchdown pass and enjoyed his first career 100-yard receiving game. Junior linebacker Sam Mock intercepted...

Scouting report: Kentucky Wesleyan at Quincy University
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Scouting report: Kentucky Wesleyan at Quincy University

The Quincy University football team has won its home opener three straight years -- all since QU Stadium was refurbished and reopened in 2015. The Hawks welcome Kentucky Wesleyan to QU Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday with the chance to kickstart a four-game...