Senior Sports Writer

Matt Schuckman

217-221-3366
mschuckman@whig.com
@SchuckWHIG

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

Game preview: Maryville at Quincy University

Maryville at QU When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Pepsi Arena Records: Maryville -- 6-9 (1-5 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Quincy -- 7-9 (1-5 GLVC). Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM Extra points: The Saints are in the middle of a five-game road swing, which began last

Prep Boys Basketball

Game preview: Galesburg at Quincy High School

Galesburg at QHS When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Blue Devil Gym Records: Galesburg -- 11-7 (1-3 Western Big Six Conference). QHS -- 6-9 (1-2 WB6). Radio: WGEM 1440 AM, WTAD 930 AM Extra points: To stay in the WB6 title chase, the Blue Devils have to figure ou

After 20 years, every story matters to someone
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After 20 years, every story matters to someone

It's your story. I'm the one lucky enough to tell it. Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball coach Kevin Meyer asked me earlier this winter to speak to his team and discuss the relationship between local teams and the media and offer any advice to help 15-, 16

Hawks winless during brutal road trip
Men's College Basketball

Hawks winless during brutal road trip

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The gauntlet is over. "Thank goodness," Quincy University men's basketball coach Ryan Hellenthal said. The Hawks' brutal four-game Great Lakes Valley Conference road trip to open 2019 culminated Saturday with a 78-56 loss...

Women's College Basketball

Hawks overwhelmed early, head home with another loss

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The discombobulated start the Quincy University women's basketball team experienced Saturday afternoon never really evened out. The Hawks turned the ball over on three of their first four possessions, went scoreless the final five...

Missing the mark: Hawks need to change approach to wayward 3-point trajectory
Men's College Basketball

Missing the mark: Hawks need to change approach to wayward 3-point trajectory

There is a stark realization the Quincy University men's basketball players have to come to grips with and accept if they want to steer this season in the right direction. The Hawks aren't a 3-point shooting team. The way they attacked...

Men's College Basketball

Game preview: Quincy University at Southern Indiana

QU at Southern Indiana When: 3:15 p.m. Saturday Where: Physical Activities Center, Evansville, Ind. Records: QU -- 7-8 (1-4 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Southern Indiana -- 10-4 (2-2 GLVC). Radio: WGEM 105.1 AM Extra points: This will be the final time..

College notebook: Eagan reaches top of Bulldogs' all-time victories list
Women's College Basketball

College notebook: Eagan reaches top of Bulldogs' all-time victories list

What drew Amy Eagan to want to coach the Truman State University women's basketball program when she took over in 2013 was the fact she's always called Northeast Missouri home. "My parents get to come to games," said Eagan, a Shelbina, Mo., native...

Men's College Basketball

Knights overwhelm Hawks with early flurry

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Make it 64 and counting. The Quincy University men's basketball team put up little resistance to change that. Bellarmine, the undefeated and unanimous No. 1 team in NCAA Division II, took control of Thursday night's Great Lakes...

Hawks' second-half charge comes up short
Women's College Basketball

Hawks' second-half charge comes up short

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Quincy University women's basketball coach Jeni Garber has been preaching to the Hawks the need to force the issue on the offensive end. "If you're the aggressor, good things happen," Garber said. The second of Thursday night's 73-66...