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College notebook: Leathernecks picked sixth in MVFC

A preseason top-25 national ranking didn't vault the Western Illinois University football team any higher than usual in the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll. The Leathernecks, coming off a 6-5 season last fall, were picked sixth in the l

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Forward Thinking: Quincy quarterback one of first to throw forward pass
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Forward Thinking: Quincy quarterback one of first to throw forward pass

A change in the rules in 1906 was the first step to making the game of American football as popular as it is today, and a Quincy man was one of the first to take advantage of the change. The Chicago Tribune reported in 1905 that 18 football players had been killed and 159 seriously injured that season. Some people called for the game to be outlawed, but President Theodore Roosevelt demanded that the rules be reformed.

Changes help maintain continuity of QU football coaching staff
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Changes help maintain continuity of QU football coaching staff

QUINCY -- One of the first tasks Gary Bass had after being named the Quincy University interim head football coach in May was to find an offensive coordinator. So he walked down the hall. Bass approached Khanis Hubbard...

Prospect camp is sign C-SC is moving forward
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Prospect camp is sign C-SC is moving forward

CANTON, Mo. -- Tom Sallay finds himself in the midst of two major moves. The first-year Culver-Stockton College football coach has to move his family from the greater Chicagoland area to the Mississippi River town they now call home...

College notebook: Gengenbacher, U.S. team perfect in pool play
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College notebook: Gengenbacher, U.S. team perfect in pool play

Kristen Gengenbacher and the U.S. Collegiate National Team-Europe are off to a sterling start in Croatia. Gengenbacher, the Quincy Notre Dame graduate who will be a senior setter on the University of San Diego women's volleyball team, started two...

Rund uses two summer jobs, stringent workout plan to prepare him to lead Hawks
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Rund uses two summer jobs, stringent workout plan to prepare him to lead Hawks

ST. LOUIS -- The jobs Andrew Rund chose to work this summer make sense. His time is split between Jimmy John's, the sandwich shop with the catchy slogan "subs so fast you'll freak," and College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving...

College notebook: Honors keep coming for WIU's Taylor
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College notebook: Honors keep coming for WIU's Taylor

Heading into his senior season, Western Illinois University linebacker Brett Taylor is garnering respect at every turn. The Macomb, Ill., native earned preseason All-American honors from Athlon Sports, was named one of the top 10 players...

Woodard takes advantage of last chance in Do or Die Bowl
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Woodard takes advantage of last chance in Do or Die Bowl

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Cameron Woodard had no guarantees he would suit up again after the Quincy High School football team's season ended with a playoff loss last October. His plans to attend Union University were set, and although he had an inkling he would

QU recruits ready to show their wares in all-star football game
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QU recruits ready to show their wares in all-star football game

Each drill the 2017 Do or Die Bowl West All-Stars engaged in this week seem to spring a new star. One day it was Brown County's Carter Lewis showing his versatility out of the backfield. The next, Macomb's Korby Foxall opened eyes...

Pair of picks by Personett puts him in line for MVP of Shrine Game
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Pair of picks by Personett puts him in line for MVP of Shrine Game

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Korbyn Personett called it a "life-changing" experience before he played a single down. Once he did, Personett's appearance in the Illinois High School Shrine Game became overwhelming. "This is something I'll remember...