CCC's Co-Players of the Year commit to HLGU
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CCC's Co-Players of the Year commit to HLGU

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- At a time when visiting college campuses is not an option, Jayden Durst and Bryce Stark realized they didn't need to make any blind decisions. Hannibal-LaGrange University offered everything they wanted or needed. That included a coach...

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Matter of trust: College coaches try to forge relationships with recruits
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Matter of trust: College coaches try to forge relationships with recruits

QUINCY -- It all comes down to trust. That's always been at the core of recruiting, but at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has indefinitely suspended in-home and on-campus visits, building trust is a challenge for college basketball coaches.

Hawks' Briscoe decides to take 'next step in life'
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Hawks' Briscoe decides to take 'next step in life'

QUINCY -- Ryan Briscoe wasn't surprised by his surgeon's recommendation. At home in St. Charles, Mo., for spring break, the Quincy University men's basketball team's point guard scheduled a doctor visit to discuss the tingling and numbness...

WIU makes it official: Jeter to coach Leathernecks
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WIU makes it official: Jeter to coach Leathernecks

MACOMB, Ill. -- When Rob Jeter recruited former John Wood Community College point guard Jordan Johnson in 2015, he did more than lure the All-American to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He gained a high level of trust with Johnson and those...

Hawks see determination, focus in Ladue's Boyd
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Hawks see determination, focus in Ladue's Boyd

QUINCY -- Jaylen Boyd is making the best of a tough situation. With social distancing and shelter-in-house decrees overriding all else because of the coronavirus pandemic, the St. Louis Ladue Horton Watkins point guard is staying active as best he can...

Stokes ready to help Hawks chase conference crown
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Stokes ready to help Hawks chase conference crown

QUINCY -- Tyler Stokes never quibbled. Because of his size and strength and the lack of anyone any bigger on his Marshall County (Ky.) boys basketball team, the 6-foot-5 Stokes spent his senior season primarily playing with his back to the basket...

Hawks receive commitment from high-scoring swingman
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Hawks receive commitment from high-scoring swingman

QUINCY -- Like most college-bound student-athletes dealing with Illinois' shelter-in-place decree, Paul Zilinskas is getting creative with his home workouts, while his mind is on getting up some shots. "I'm itching to get in the gym when everything...

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Screaming Eagles' Watson announces his retirement

The winningest men's basketball coach at the University of Southern Indiana won't return to the sidelines next season. Screaming Eagles coach Rodney Watson announced Monday through a video press conference he is retiring after 11 seasons at the helm...

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Missing the Madness of March

Like many other red-blooded, sports-loving Americans, March Madness is probably my favorite time of year. I have a routine of waking up early, putting on "The Price is Right" and drinking coffee on the first Thursday of the tournament in anticipation...

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Hoops season filled with highlights even without championship finish

Basketball season lacked a proper ending -- its one shining moment if you must -- but it doesn't diminish the plays, characters and games that made the past four months enjoyable and at times unforgettable. Throw in a few head-scratching calls...