Edwardsville's Smith ends speculation, picks Illinois
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Edwardsville's Smith ends speculation, picks Illinois

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The best basketball player in the Land of Lincoln has decided to stay close to home. Edwardsville senior guard Mark Smith, who was being wooed by some of college basketball's most legendary programs, spurned those overtures...

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College notebook: JWCC's McKenzie earns All-American honors
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College notebook: JWCC's McKenzie earns All-American honors

Gabe McKenzie is part of exclusive company. The sophomore forward on the John Wood Community College men's basketball team became the program's third All-American in the past four seasons when he was named an NJCAA Division II second-team selection. The 6

Hawks add two junior college guards to recruiting class
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Hawks add two junior college guards to recruiting class

QUINCY -- A shift in the way the Quincy University men's basketball team wants to play is coming. "My whole life I've being around guards in a fast-paced game," said Jah-Kobe Womack, the 6-foot-3 guard from Allen County (Kan.) Community College...

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Shooting clinic offered at QU on May 3

QUINCY The Quincy University men's basketball program will conduct a shooting clinic from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on May 3 at Pepsi Arena. The clinic is open to players in grades K-8. The session will teach the fundamentals of shooting, with players being given

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QU basketball program creating junior varsity program

The Quincy University men's basketball program is providing players with a chance to showcase their talents and potentially earn a spot on the varsity roster. QU coach Marty Bell announced Monday the formation of a junior varsity program beginning with the 2017-18 season. Bell expects to bring 12 to 15 additional players to campus to play on the JV team.

Sunday Conversation with Mike Hanks
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Sunday Conversation with Mike Hanks

Basketball was a huge part of Mike Hanks' life as a kid growing up in Quincy, and it was his job for more than 25 years. Now, at age 64, the only basketball Hanks sees these days is on TV, as a spectator or from the sidelines as the coach of Coleman Middl

QND's Bottorff commits to be first recruit for Hawks
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QND's Bottorff commits to be first recruit for Hawks

Some will see Justin Bottorff's decision to play basketball at Quincy University as a hometown kid wanting to stay close to home. Bottorff, however, believes he's doing what's best for his basketball career, regardless of the geography. "Honestly, (staying in Quincy) didn't weigh in as much as people would think," he said.

Quincy players have ties to NCAA Tournament title game
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Quincy players have ties to NCAA Tournament title game

Have any local players ever played in the championship game of the NCAA men's basketball tournament? Yes. Three played in the title game. One was on the bench but didn't play in two title games. One was on the bench for a title game, then later played in

College notebook: QU baseball team ready to ride wave of momentum on the road
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College notebook: QU baseball team ready to ride wave of momentum on the road

After spending the last month at home, the Quincy University baseball team is hitting the road this weekend to continue Great Lakes Valley Conference play. And the Hawks are taking momentum with them. Quincy ended a 16-game homestand...

College notebook: Tagarelli to represent QU in all-star game
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College notebook: Tagarelli to represent QU in all-star game

Joe Tagarelli is making sure the Quincy University men's basketball team is represented at the NCAA Division II national tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D. Tagarelli, a 6-foot-5 senior forward, has been selected to play in the Reese's Division II College...