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.

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Schuck's Clipboard

Buttons remind us of legacy of 1981 QHS team

Rummaging through a box of memorabilia collected throughout years sitting under the north basket in Blue Devil Gym, I came across a plastic bag full of buttons celebrating the greatest team in Quincy High School basketball history.

Men's College Basketball

College game preview: Lewis at Quincy University

Lewis at QU When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Pepsi Arena Records: Lewis -- 8-5 (3-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference). QU -- 8-5 (2-3 GLVC). Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM Inside the matchup: The Flyers opened the season with three straight losses to Great Lakes Intercol

'Intrinsic motivation': Push from within drives Blue Devils' Peter
Prep Wrestling

'Intrinsic motivation': Push from within drives Blue Devils' Peter

QUINCY -- Blake Peter's approach to wrestling is going to have major carryover to his college courses and post-academic career. He will need to remain surgical and precise. The Quincy High School senior plans to study pre-medicine at Quincy University...

Warren calmly settles Hawks during turbulent moment
Men's College Basketball

Warren calmly settles Hawks during turbulent moment

QUINCY -- Tanner Stuckman's uneasiness was understandable. With 12 minutes, 33 seconds remaining in the first half Saturday, Quincy University junior guard Austin Downing picked up his second foul and was relegated to the bench. It came just two...

Men's College Basketball

Bench brigade gives Hawks needed lift

QUINCY -- Neither play would be deemed poetry in motion, but when you consider how Adam Moore's back-to-back field goals impacted the Quincy University men's basketball team, they took on a more aesthetic appeal. Hawks coach Ryan Hellenthal might...

Prep Football

South Shelby's Wilt walks away after 13 successful seasons

SHELBINA, Mo. -- One of the reasons Rob Wilt enjoyed a successful 13-year run as the South Shelby football coach was his ability to get the Cardinals to stay 100-percent committed to the program even through som grueling nights...

Women's College Basketball

Another slow start leads to another loss for Hawks

QUINCY -- Quincy University women's basketball coach Jeni Garber knows it's time to rewrite a monotonous storyline. She and her staff have five days to revisit what has worked, eliminate what hasn't and come up with a solution for the Hawks' inability...

Hawks hungry to put tallies in win column
Men's College Volleyball

Hawks hungry to put tallies in win column

QUINCY -- Noam Hannoun had no interest in waiting 24 hours to set the record straight. The Quincy University men's volleyball team's sophomore libero preferred to get right back on the court Friday following a three-set loss to Mount Olive...

Women's College Basketball

Saints' backcourt duo tortures Hawks

QUINCY -- Thirty-three seconds elapsed before the Maryville women's basketball team scored it first field goal Thursday night. It was the only stretch in which Quincy University can say it played even. The Saints scored the game's first seven points...

Hawks cash in on stout defensive effort in second half
Men's College Basketball

Hawks cash in on stout defensive effort in second half

QUINCY -- The decision to double down led to the Quincy University men's basketball team finally hitting the jackpot. Leading by three points at halftime Thursday night, the Hawks chose to double-team Maryville forward Ross Ryan when he caught...