Senior Sports Writer

Matt Schuckman

217-221-3366
mschuckman@whig.com
@SchuckWHIG

Matt Schuckman returned to The Herald-Whig as a full-time sports writer on Jan. 18, 1999, having spent seven years here as a part-time sports writer through high school and college. He became Sports Editor on Aug. 27, 2012, and was appointed Senior Sports Writer in November 2015. A Quincy native and 1991 Quincy High School graduate, Schuckman is a product of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He spent four years in Columbia, Mo., covering Mizzou sports for the Columbia Daily Tribune and Inside Mizzou Sports magazine. His love of the daily grind of newspaper reporting brought him back to Quincy. Since 1999, he has been honored with numerous awards from the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association for his reporting and column writing. In 2007, Schuckman saw his first book published. "Stand Up and Cheer" chronicles the first 100 years of the Quincy High School boys basketball program, one of the winningest and most respected high school programs in the nation. Schuckman spent more than two years researching, interviewing and writing. Seeing the book published is one of those moments Schuckman says he'll carry with him forever. In his spare time, Schuckman enjoys hunting and fishing, spending time with his nephews and playing poker. He married Michelle Clements on Oct. 16, 2010.

Bylines

College Football

Powell to transfer to Indiana to complete career

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The opportunity the Indiana University football program presented Dylan Powell was too good to pass up, even if it means leaving sunny California for more Midwestern winters. The Hannibal product is transferring from Stanford...

Thomas to take over as QU women's soccer coach
Women's College Soccer

Thomas to take over as QU women's soccer coach

QUINCY -- Samuel Thomas knew enough about Quincy University's rich soccer tradition and the community's love of the sport to want to coach here. Something more alluring made it a place he wanted to call home. "The people are such a draw," said Thomas...

Blue Devils' offense gets hi-Jack-ed by Panthers in fourth quarter
Prep Boys Basketball

Blue Devils' offense gets hi-Jack-ed by Panthers in fourth quarter

QUINCY -- Jack Kahoun didn't wait until the final seconds to deliver a dagger. This one came with 4 minutes, 25 seconds still to play Saturday night, but it was every bit as lethal. The Oswego senior guard buried a 3-pointer from the right wing...

Men's College Basketball

College game preview: Quincy University at Loyola-Chicago

QU at Loyola-Chicago When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Gentile Arena, Chicago. Records: QU -- 3-3. Loyola -- 5-4. TV: ESPN3 Inside the matchup: The Hawks are using an exhibition game to keep them fresh heading into finals week. Quincy won't play again until faci

Prep Boys Basketball

Prep game preview: Oswego at Quincy High School

Oswego at QHS When: 6 p.m. Saturday Where: Blue Devil Gym Records: Oswego -- 6-0. QHS -- 4-0. Radio: WGEM 1440 AM, WGEM 98.9 FM Inside the matchup: Panthers senior guard Jack Kahoun gets one final chance to bury the Blue Devils in heroic fashion. As sophomo

Prep Boys Basketball

Prep game preview: Quincy Notre Dame at Macomb

QND at Macomb When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Where: The Hangar, Macomb, Ill. Records: QND -- 0-2. Macomb -- 0-3. Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM, WTAD 930 AM Inside the matchup: The Bombers struggled offensively in the season-opening Crimson Classic in Jacksonville, getting

Experience matters as Reis guides Blue Devils to WB6 victory
Prep Boys Basketball

Experience matters as Reis guides Blue Devils to WB6 victory

QUINCY -- The memories of the occasional abuse Aaron Shoot delivered in practice two years ago don't haunt Lucas Reis. They motivate him. And the Quincy High School senior point guard showcased all he learned from trying to defend Shoot during a pivotal...

College Football

Bowl appearance latest feather in Nesbitt's cap

The fact the Truman State football team is representing the Great Lakes Valley Conference in the inaugural America's Crossroads Bowl shouldn't come as a surprise. Where Gregg Nesbitt goes, success follows. It's been that way since the Hannibal native...

Schuck's Clipboard

Blue Devils taking charge defensively

Depending on the type of deal he strikes, Jeremiah Talton can ask to sample all the Gatorade flavors offered or just request his favorite. The Quincy High School boys basketball team's coaching staff is obligated to deliver. The 6-foot-4 sophomore...

Prep Boys Basketball

Prep game preview: Galesburg at Quincy High School

Galesburg at QHS When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Blue Devil Gym Records: Galesburg -- 4-0 (0-0 Western Big Six Conference). Quincy -- 3-0 (0-0 WB6). Radio: WGEM 1440 AM, WGEM 98.9 FM, WTAD 930 AM Inside the matchup: This will be the fourth game in a five-game