Phone call brings back memory of historic jam
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Phone call brings back memory of historic jam

Checking the voicemail after a week of vacation can be tedious, but one call was attention-grabbing. "Hello. This is Darryl Watson," the message said. Hold on. That name rings a bell. But it couldn't be. "I was just hoping someone could help me find an old story from way back in 1978," he said.

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Hawks ready to kick off Hellenthal era as practice begins
Men's College Basketball

Hawks ready to kick off Hellenthal era as practice begins

QUINCY -- The Quincy University men's basketball players better not think they will ease into practice, which officially gets under way Sunday for NCAA Division II programs. First-year coach Ryan Hellenthal has a team filled with new faces...

Hawks finding common ground, building camaraderie
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Hawks finding common ground, building camaraderie

A single shared philosophy kept the Quincy University men's basketball players sane last winter when the pursuit of an NCAA Tournament berth and the grind of a long season made them want to get away from the game. Bowlers bowl.

Tough early-season schedule will test Hawks' mettle
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Tough early-season schedule will test Hawks' mettle

QUINCY -- Ryan Hellenthal is going to find out rather quickly about the character of his first Quincy University men's basketball team. The Hawks will open the season Nov. 10 in the GLVC/GLIAC Challenge in Big Rapids, Mich., against Ferris State...

College notebook: Hellenthal fills QU staff, Notteboom heads to Lipscomb, Schmitt heads to New Mexico State
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College notebook: Hellenthal fills QU staff, Notteboom heads to Lipscomb, Schmitt heads to New Mexico State

Quincy University men's basketball coach Ryan Hellenthal wanted to fill his staff with coaches who the players could relate to and build strong relationships. He needed them passionate about the game and their jobs, too. Hellenthal found...

Quincy coaches hear plea for help, contribute to hurricane relief efforts
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Quincy coaches hear plea for help, contribute to hurricane relief efforts

Andy Douglas was sifting through Twitter on Wednesday night when he saw a number of tweets related to University of Houston men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson's plea. "I was blown away," said Douglas, the Quincy High School boys basketball coach.

Bell accomplishes mission to leave QU in better place
Men's College Basketball

Bell accomplishes mission to leave QU in better place

Were they the darkest of days around the Quincy University men's basketball program? It would be difficult to argue they weren't. In the spring of 2003, on the cusp of six straight losing seasons, QU athletic director Pat Atwell decided to make a change.

Hellenthal stresses family, community as he takes over as QU hoops coach
Men's College Basketball

Hellenthal stresses family, community as he takes over as QU hoops coach

QUINCY -- Ryan Hellenthal kept his introductory speech succinct, but in it, he revealed his passion for basketball and his appreciation of community. Moreso, he showed his love for this community. "I'm proud to be from Quincy and I'm proud...

Hellenthal links QU's rich past with its bright future
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Hellenthal links QU's rich past with its bright future

It wasn't long after the news became official before Ryan Hellenthal's inbox was filled with text messages and voicemails. The same can be said for his father, Mike. Thursday, Quincy University announced a change in its coaching ranks as Marty Bell...

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Hawks show strong support for Hellenthal

QUINCY -- Trevor Meny had come to Quincy on Thursday morning with no knowledge of the coaching changes happening within the Quincy University men's basketball program. Once the news broke, he took the time to visit...