QU's McGaughey signs contract to play pro basketball in Germany
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QU's McGaughey signs contract to play pro basketball in Germany

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Changing his occupation on his Twitter profile is something Evan McGaughey knew he'd eventually have to do now that his care-free college days are over. When he switched it to professional basketball player Wednesday, the reality of a dre

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Significant changes coming to GLVC basketball scene

QUINCY -- When Saint Joseph's College closed its doors for good, it created an odd number of teams in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and some scheduling nightmares for league personnel. After spending the better part of the last three months...

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Hawks add third junior college guard to recruiting class

QUINCY -- Demetrius Houston Jr. liked the family atmosphere the Quincy University men's basketball coaching staff has created with the program. His parents had to like it, too. "They loved it actually," Houston said. "They loved the campus...

Trail Blazers add local flair to latest recruiting class
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Trail Blazers add local flair to latest recruiting class

QUINCY -- Over the last couple of winters, Garrett Gadeke got his grandmother hooked on basketball. "She even watches on TV now," he said. Since her grandson, a 6-foot-3 power forward from Quincy High School, has signed with John Wood Community College...

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...

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