Improving offensively is Hawks' spring goal
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Improving offensively is Hawks' spring goal

QUINCY -- Now the work begins. Since the Quincy University football players returned to campus from the Christmas holiday in mid-January, they've spent countless hours studying the changes implemented by a new set of offensive coaches.

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Hawks say goodbye to family member taken too soon
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Hawks say goodbye to family member taken too soon

One of the most common questions Quincy University football coach Gary Bass gets asked is why he and his family have become so enamored with this community. "It's the people," said Bass, heading into his third season as head coach and eighth...

QHS to add football locker room facility on Flinn Stadium complex
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QHS to add football locker room facility on Flinn Stadium complex

QUINCY -- The vision a group of Quincy High School football boosters had to help the Blue Devils become more competitive on a statewide level is close to becoming reality. Pending final approval from the Quincy School Board, construction will begin...

Hannibal turns to Hamner to take over football program
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Hannibal turns to Hamner to take over football program

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- It took Quentin Hamner longer to mull over the offer to succeed Mark St. Clair as Hannibal's football coach than anyone, himself included, expected it would. "I have so much respect for the football family at Keokuk," said Hamner...

Why here? Hawks hope answer becomes clear with continued progress
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Why here? Hawks hope answer becomes clear with continued progress

QUINCY -- The depth Quincy University football coach Gary Bass and his staff have created didn't change the way they recruited their latest class. It changes the urgency to play the incoming freshmen right away. "When guys asked about playing time...

Hawks tap into Windy City talent pipeline
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Hawks tap into Windy City talent pipeline

QUINCY -- Quincy University football coach Gary Bass saw Chicago as an untapped resource. In the Hawks' previous three recruiting classes, they had signed just 11 players from the Chicagoland area. Meanwhile, in the same span, Quincy signed 49 players...

Division II programs covet area linemen on signing day
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Division II programs covet area linemen on signing day

QUINCY -- The path makers who opened holes for some of the area's top running backs proved to be a valuable commodity during the recruiting process for NCAA Division II football coaches. Four offensive linemen and one hulking fullback signed national...