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Museum chronicling prep basketball in Illinois planned for Pontiac

PONTIAC, Ill. -- The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association's plans for a museum to recount the history of high school basketball in Illinois were detailed Wednesday during a news conference at Pontiac City Hall. Pontiac's city council approved on Monday

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College notebook: Tagarelli to represent QU in all-star game
Men's College Basketball

College notebook: Tagarelli to represent QU in all-star game

Joe Tagarelli is making sure the Quincy University men's basketball team is represented at the NCAA Division II national tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D. Tagarelli, a 6-foot-5 senior forward, has been selected to play in the Reese's Division II College...

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Miller named MVP in all-star game

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Cory Miller of Unity High School scored a game-high 21 points to help Team Pepsi rally for a 131-123 victory over Team Mountain Dew in the WBBA/WJBM All-Star Classic Saturday night at Voshall Gym. Team Pepsi trailed 74-54 at halftime be

Sunday Conversation with Kevin Garner
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Sunday Conversation with Kevin Garner

Kevin Garner has come a long way from playing basketball in the park in Edina, Mo., and playing basketball at Knox County High School to becoming an assistant executive director with the Missouri State High School Activities Association. Garner, 50, made

Loose Leathernecks mirror coach's personality and approach
Women's College Basketball

Loose Leathernecks mirror coach's personality and approach

MACOMB, Ill. -- Followers of the Western Illinois University women's basketball team on social media have come to expect the unexpected. One day, there might be video clips of a dunk contest among the coaches. The next, it could be a karaoke contest.

Patience leads to historic season for Hawks
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Patience leads to historic season for Hawks

QUINCY -- Marty Bell stayed patient and confident. He hoped everyone else would, too. Three straight losing seasons and three consecutive losses to open the 2015-16 season had fans and critics questioning the direction the Quincy University...

College Notebook: McKenzie named Player of Year in Region 24, MWAC
Men's College Basketball

College Notebook: McKenzie named Player of Year in Region 24, MWAC

QUINCY – John Wood Community College sophomore basketball player Gabe McKenzie was named the Player of the Year in both Region 24 and the MidWest Athletic Conference. McKenzie, a Canton, Mo., graduate, is the third Trail Blazers in the past four years to

Postseason loss can't tarnish all the Hawks accomplished
Men's College Basketball

Postseason loss can't tarnish all the Hawks accomplished

LOUISVILLE -- In the locker room, behind closed doors, with only their basketball family gathered around, the six seniors on the Quincy University men's basketball team were given the chance to speak. A common theme developed in what each one had...

End of the road: Bellarmine blisters QU in regional semifinals
Men's College Basketball

End of the road: Bellarmine blisters QU in regional semifinals

LOUISVILLE -- The end came with 2 minutes, 4 seconds remaining on the clock and a deficit too large to realistically overcome. That's when Quincy University men's basketball coach Marty Bell pulled his five senior starters from Sunday night's game...

Beyond the Boxscore: Hinton comes through as Hawks battle foul trouble
Men's College Basketball

Beyond the Boxscore: Hinton comes through as Hawks battle foul trouble

LOUISVILLE -- The fouls kept accumulating at a rapid rate. So did the trouble that accompanied them. Quincy University senior forward Evan McGaughey was the first to sit Saturday night, going to the bench with two fouls after only 6 minutes, 53 seconds...