Senior Sports Writer

Matt Schuckman

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mschuckman@whig.com
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Matt Schuckman returned to The Herald-Whig as a full-time sports writer on Jan. 18, 1999, having spent seven years here as a part-time sports writer through high school and college. He became Sports Editor on Aug. 27, 2012, and was appointed Senior Sports Writer in November 2015. A Quincy native and 1991 Quincy High School graduate, Schuckman is a product of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He spent four years in Columbia, Mo., covering Mizzou sports for the Columbia Daily Tribune and Inside Mizzou Sports magazine. His love of the daily grind of newspaper reporting brought him back to Quincy. Since 1999, he has been honored with numerous awards from the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association for his reporting and column writing. In 2007, Schuckman saw his first book published. "Stand Up and Cheer" chronicles the first 100 years of the Quincy High School boys basketball program, one of the winningest and most respected high school programs in the nation. Schuckman spent more than two years researching, interviewing and writing. Seeing the book published is one of those moments Schuckman says he'll carry with him forever. In his spare time, Schuckman enjoys hunting and fishing, spending time with his nephews and playing poker. He married Michelle Clements on Oct. 16, 2010.

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Men's College Basketball

Hawks shut down Tritons, earn back-to-back GLVC victories

QUINCY -- As the minutes between field goals mounted, everyone became curious. Just how long could the University of Missouri-St. Louis men's basketball team's drought last? Quincy University provided the answer. The Hawks held the Tritons without...

Blue Devils don't shy away from Conditt, Corliss
Prep Boys Basketball

Blue Devils don't shy away from Conditt, Corliss

QUINCY -- Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas didn't want the Blue Devils shying away from Chicago Corliss center George Conditt IV because they were scared to get their shots blocked. Truth be told, Douglas welcomed a few swats.

Slow start on offense costly for Hawks
Women's College Basketball

Slow start on offense costly for Hawks

QUINCY -- The fact it took the Quincy University women's basketball team more than three minutes to score Saturday afternoon did not bode well. Jeni Garber knew it. "When we get off to slow starts, we start pressing on the offensive end...

Mind readers: Blue Devils take coach's thought, execute it to perfection in WB6 blowout
Prep Boys Basketball

Mind readers: Blue Devils take coach's thought, execute it to perfection in WB6 blowout

GALESBURG, Ill. -- When Andy Douglas reached the bottom of his pregame list of talking points, he forgot why he wrote "pick and choose" on the dry erase board. "I blanked," the Quincy High School boys basketball coach said. "I had no idea."

Prep Boys Basketball

Prep game preview: Chicago Corliss at Quincy High School

Inside the matchup: The Trojans come to Quincy riding the strong performance of senior center George Conditt IV. The 6-foot-10 Iowa State University signee, whose father played defensive back for the Cyclones in the 1990s, has had triple doubles...

Men's College Basketball

College game preview: Missouri-St. Louis at Quincy University

Inside the matchup: Both teams played games Thursday night which were decided on the final possessions. Marcus Hinton scored with 1.4 seconds remaining to give the Hawks their first GLVC victory, while Maryville's Casey Teson hit a shot...

Playing with purpose: Blue Devils' Amos turns disappointment into determination
Prep Boys Basketball

Playing with purpose: Blue Devils' Amos turns disappointment into determination

QUINCY -- One word couldn't accurately define Ben Amos' state of mind. So he used them all. Discouraging. Frustrating. Disappointing. Disheartening. "It was all those things, all those emotions," Amos said. "But it was something I had to put behind me."

Men's College Basketball

College game preview: Quincy University at McKendree

Inside the matchup: The Hawks and Bearcats find themselves at the bottom of the GLVC Central Division, although McKendree picked up its first division victory Monday night with a 15-point victory at Illinois-Springfield. That snapped the Bearcats' four-ga

Prep Boys Basketball

Prep game preview: Quincy High School at Galesburg

Inside the matchup: The Blue Devils finish the first half of the WB6 season in a familiar place -- on the road. This will be Quincy's fourth road trip in the first five conference games. The nice part of such a schedule is the Blue Devils will be at home f

Extending her game: QU's Rabas develops into one of nation's top 3-point shooters
Women's College Basketball

Extending her game: QU's Rabas develops into one of nation's top 3-point shooters

QUINCY -- The Rabas family kitchen wasn't equipped to serve as a basketball court. Jessie Rabas and her younger brother, Zack, ignored that fact. "My wife unbelievably let them bounce basketballs in the kitchen," their father, Mark, said with a chuckle.