Men's College Basketball

State's top-ranked point guard commits to Illinois

CHICAGO -- Eight minutes after Ayo Dosunmu's announcement was scheduled to start, the University of Illinois men's basketball team's Twitter account rolled out a quote summing up first-year coach Brad Underwood's recruiting philosophy.

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Prep Notebook: Brown County not panicking, Monroe City ignoring expectations, two make college picks
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Prep Notebook: Brown County not panicking, Monroe City ignoring expectations, two make college picks

Tom Little is treating the Brown County football team's two-game skid like a hitting slump in baseball. "We're just missing," the Hornets' football coach said. "Maybe a guy had a wrong block there or a had a wrong cut here. We're not facing injuries. We'r

Phone call brings back memory of historic jam
David Adam

Phone call brings back memory of historic jam

Checking the voicemail after a week of vacation can be tedious, but one call was attention-grabbing. "Hello. This is Darryl Watson," the message said. Hold on. That name rings a bell. But it couldn't be. "I was just hoping someone could help me find an old story from way back in 1978," he said.

Hawks ready to kick off Hellenthal era as practice begins
Men's College Basketball

Hawks ready to kick off Hellenthal era as practice begins

QUINCY -- The Quincy University men's basketball players better not think they will ease into practice, which officially gets under way Sunday for NCAA Division II programs. First-year coach Ryan Hellenthal has a team filled with new faces...

Hawks finding common ground, building camaraderie
Men's College Basketball

Hawks finding common ground, building camaraderie

A single shared philosophy kept the Quincy University men's basketball players sane last winter when the pursuit of an NCAA Tournament berth and the grind of a long season made them want to get away from the game. Bowlers bowl.

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Prep notebook: Payson volleyball gets sent south, Meyer likes QND's draw, Mendenhall has ACL surgery

On paper, it seems the Payson Seymour volleyball team got a favorable draw in the Class 1A bracket that was released last week. Payson Seymour (25-1), the top seed in its own regional, avoids seeing other Class 1A powers in defending state champions West

Sunday Conversation with Steve Joslyn
David Adam

Sunday Conversation with Steve Joslyn

The school no longer exists, and the coach has been gone for more than 20 years, but what Steve Joslyn and the West Pike boys basketball team did in the early 1990s never will be forgotten.

Prep notebook: Western-Payson Seymour girls co-op approved
Prep Girls Basketball

Prep notebook: Western-Payson Seymour girls co-op approved

Liz Seals is eager to be the coach of the new Western-Payson Seymour girls basketball co-op this winter. She's also excited to see what the co-op can do in the long term. "The co-op was more for the coming years because I know my numbers are low and Payso

Prep Girls Basketball

QND joining WCC in basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball

QUINCY -- Quincy Notre Dame already is a member of the West Central Conference for wrestling, boys golf and girls golf, so Eric Orne, the assistant athletic director as well as girls softball and girls basketball coach at QND, advocated for more teams to j

Tough early-season schedule will test Hawks' mettle
Men's College Basketball

Tough early-season schedule will test Hawks' mettle

QUINCY -- Ryan Hellenthal is going to find out rather quickly about the character of his first Quincy University men's basketball team. The Hawks will open the season Nov. 10 in the GLVC/GLIAC Challenge in Big Rapids, Mich., against Ferris State...