IHSA amends return to play guidelines, QND shuts down all workouts
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IHSA amends return to play guidelines, QND shuts down all workouts

QUINCY — Bill Connell wasted no time reacting to the Illinois High School Association's amended Phase 4 return to play guidelines. The Quincy Notre Dame athletic director received an email with the amended regulations — the most significant ...

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Still in the Game: Connolly finds right path to coaching career
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Still in the Game: Connolly finds right path to coaching career

MUNCIE, Ind. -- It's funny how plans change. Recruited to play defensive end at Quincy University following a standout prep football career at Waubonsie Valley in the Chicago suburbs, Cory Connolly had every intention of getting a bachelor's degree...

Two QND football players test positive for COVID-19
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Two QND football players test positive for COVID-19

Quincy Notre Dame football coach Jack Cornell hadn't planned any full-contact drills for the Raiders upon their return to sport-related activities as they wait for reconditioned helmets to return from a national distributor.

Still in the Game: Nguyen blazes well-respected trail in physical therapy realm
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Still in the Game: Nguyen blazes well-respected trail in physical therapy realm

QUINCY -- The most fitting piece of advice Toko Nguyen ever received came from am older brother who could see both his strengths and weaknesses. Being headstrong and determined was both. An all-area wide receiver and defensive back for the Quincy Notre...

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NAIA reduces number of contests, moves back start dates

CANTON, Mo. -- Pat Atwell knew changes were afoot the moment he received a survey from the NAIA with questions about season limits and start dates. "A lot of time when you see these surveys come around, you think, ‘Well, OK, they're not doing this...

Powell receives sixth year of eligibility from NCAA
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Powell receives sixth year of eligibility from NCAA

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Dylan Powell's trip back to Bloomington, Ind., following a weekend with his family was rather mundane, as the five-hour trip tends to be. The news awaiting him once there was far more intriguing. Powell learned Monday morning...

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Hawks earn GLVC sportsmanship awards

QUINCY -- Quincy University student-athletes Andrew Rund and Dami Adeyinka were named the school's recipients of the James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Award, presented annually to representatives of each institution by the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Hawks mourn loss of freshman offensive lineman
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Hawks mourn loss of freshman offensive lineman

QUINCY -- As Gary Bass looked around the group gathered for a candlelight vigil to celebrate and remember Chase Waters, the 19-year-old Quincy University football player and student who unexpectedly died last Saturday, he realized how much of an impact...

Still in the Game: Reichert returns to West Point to help Army football program
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Still in the Game: Reichert returns to West Point to help Army football program

QUINCY -- Zach Reichert's return to West Point, N.Y., and the United States Military Academy opened his eyes to a world beyond the classroom and the football field. "When you're here, you don't care a lot about anything else," said Reichert...

Bruce still to speak as FCA goes virtual with banquet
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Bruce still to speak as FCA goes virtual with banquet

QUINCY -- Isaac Bruce committed to speak at the Western Illinois chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes' annual banquet, and the former NFL standout nicknamed "The Reverend" always keeps his word. The soon-to-be-enshrined Hall of Famer will be...