Junior college guard commits to play for Hawks
Men's College Basketball

Junior college guard commits to play for Hawks

QUINCY -- It didn't take Austin Downing long to see he would be comfortable playing with the Quincy University men's basketball team. "I knew after probably three of four trips down the floor I fit in," Downing said.

Sunday Conversation with Jane Leggett Lampkin
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Jane Leggett Lampkin

Life these days for Jane Leggett Lampkin is quite a bit slower and more relaxed. She grew up in East Moline, and now at age 70, continues to maintain a home in the Quad Cities, now living in Moline. When the weather turns cold, she and her husband head to their winter home in Fort Myers, Fla.

Ruzevich twins, Rabas among seven players to transfer from QU
Women's College Basketball

Ruzevich twins, Rabas among seven players to transfer from QU

QUINCY -- With only one senior graduating, Quincy University women's basketball coach Jeni Garber had a small wish list for the upcoming recruiting class. Those needs have increased. Garber confirmed seven players, including two starters, intend...

Prep Boys Basketball

Hoots steps down after 10 years with Hornets

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- At the end of every season, Brown County boys basketball coaching Jared Hoots meets with his staff to evaluate the season. They go over how they felt the season went, and what plans are in store for the next season. That also includ

No stopping now: Hill's return to C-SC good for family, but also bonus for school, community
Men's College Basketball

No stopping now: Hill's return to C-SC good for family, but also bonus for school, community

CANTON, Mo. -- Steve Hill's reaction was unexpected. Even a little hazardous. Hill and his wife, Mary, were stopped at a red light when their son, Aaron, called to tell them he had accepted an offer to become the next men's basketball coach...

Hill returns to roots as new C-SC coach
Men's College Basketball

Hill returns to roots as new C-SC coach

CANTON, Mo. -- Aaron Hill is about to live out a dream he never knew would be possible. He gets to follow in his father's footsteps as the head men's basketball coach at Culver-Stockton College. Hill was formally introduced Tuesday morning...

College notebook: Foster leaves Truman State, Illini West grad is Kansas manager, Niemann on tear
Men's College Basketball

College notebook: Foster leaves Truman State, Illini West grad is Kansas manager, Niemann on tear

A move that seemed to catch basketball fans throughout the Great Lakes Valley Conference by surprise happened this week when Chris Foster left Truman State to become the head men's basketball coach at McKendree. Foster was coming off a 20-11 season...

Prep Girls Basketball

Hannibal picks Cerven to guide girls basketball program

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Evan Cerven is familiar with the Hannibal girls basketball program. As an assistant coach for the Warrenton girls basketball team, he saw the Pirates play during an in-season tournament last winter and again when the Warriors...

Former QND standout knew Moser would 'be a success'
David Adam

Former QND standout knew Moser would 'be a success'

QUINCY -- Seems like much of Dan Boltz's life has been spent around a basketball hoop. He grew up in the Eighth and Chestnut neighborhood in Quincy and spent much of his time playing basketball. Boltz now is 80 years old, retired and living in Sussex, N.J.

C-SC search for men's basketball coach nears end
Men's College Basketball

C-SC search for men's basketball coach nears end

Nearly 100 people applied for the position as men's basketball coach at Culver-Stockton College, and athletic director Pat Atwell hopes to make an offer to one of them by the end of this week. Atwell has been fielding calls and going through the search process since Feb. 28, when Jack Schrader was dismissed after seven years as the Wildcats' coach. He says he has "at least 25 people in my ‘A' folder who are qualified," and he spoke to between 15 and 20 of them on the phone.