Senior Sports Writer

Matt Schuckman

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mschuckman@whig.com
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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

Decisions made for greater good only ones making sense

The fate of fall college sports, namely football, comes down to two things. Cents and sensibility. Those chasing one don't seem to have much of the other. Friday night, the Missouri Valley Football Conference moved its league games to the spring.

New reality begins as prep teams head to practice
Prep Football

New reality begins as prep teams head to practice

QUINCY -- The alarms set to ring early Monday morning will signal a new day, a new season and a new hope. What happens shortly thereafter will be a reminder of a new reality. Fall sports teams in Illinois and Missouri -- at least those cleared to play...

With success comes respect for Wildcats
College Football

With success comes respect for Wildcats

CANTON, Mo. -- Respect is a nice reward the Culver-Stockton College football team is reaping for its recent run of success. By no means, though, do the Wildcats lose their underdog edge. "We play in tough conference and people that we beat last year...

Westview golfers defy odds by stringing together aces
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Westview golfers defy odds by stringing together aces

An off-the-cuff suggestion hole-in-ones don't seem so hard caused some Quincy golfers to either roll their eyes, shake their heads or offer a you've-got-be-kidding-me laugh. They know there's nothing easy about an ace. In fact, the National Hole-in-One...

College Football

Still in the Game: Manning leading Centenary athletics with purpose and poise

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Holiday shopping shed a light on what Marcus Manning wanted to be. A retail manager wasn't it. After graduating from Quincy University in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in business management, Manning set his sights on becoming...

Women's College Basketball

College notebook: Wildcats' Curley receives conference honor

Payton Curley's commitment on and off the court landed her a prestigious honor. The Culver-Stockton College women's basketball player was named Heart of America Athletic Conference recipient of the Emil S. Liston Award, which academic athletic...

Heart preparing for fall sports to begin ... as of now
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Heart preparing for fall sports to begin ... as of now

The Heart of America Athletic Conference is giving it the good old college try. Only time will tell if that is a prudent move. Last week, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, of which the Heart is a member, announced it was moving...

'Something I won't forget': Former Gems hurler experiences first big league victory
College Baseball

'Something I won't forget': Former Gems hurler experiences first big league victory

PITTSBURGH -- A chaotic day deserved a chaotic ending. Geoff Hartlieb's teammates provided one. Called up to join the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen July 28 at home against Milwaukee, the former Quincy Gems right-handed hurler was put to the test immediately.

Men's College Basketball

Still in the Game: Senor's influence being felt in Capitol City

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Herm Senor II received much more than his father's name. With it came a sense of responsibility, influence and civic pride. Now, basketball is helping him follow in his father's footsteps while creating a legacy all his own.

College Football

GLVC postpones fall competition until spring semester

QUINCY -- Mike Carpenter believes the Quincy University men's soccer players were braced for Monday's announcement the Great Lakes Valley Conference was postponing a majority of fall sports until the spring. "They expected some kind of adjustment...