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

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Hawks' Leonard reacts with class and high character

Inwardly, Cody Leonard may have been irritated and agitated to learn he had been demoted. Outwardly, he never flinched. What doesn't get noticed on Saturday afternoons when the Quincy University middle linebacker puts together All-American caliber...

Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks find way to grind yards against stingy Panthers
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Beyond the Boxscore: Hawks find way to grind yards against stingy Panthers

The challenge was cut and dry. Run the ball against a defense that no one had been to gain yards against the first three weeks of the season. The Quincy University offensive line liked that challenge. "We come out with the mentality we have to get...

Inconsistent offense keeps Hawks from finishing
College Football

Inconsistent offense keeps Hawks from finishing

QUINCY -- The Quincy University football players are learning how slim their margin for error actually is. Against quality opponents, it's pretty miniscule. Despite being able to run the ball against the nation's No. 1-ranked defense and gaining...

Scouting report: Davenport at Quincy University
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Scouting report: Davenport at Quincy University

Halfway through the four-game homestand that encompasses all of September, the Quincy University is looking to rebound from last week's loss to St. Francis and build some momentum heading into Great Lakes Valley Conference play. How do the Hawks...

College Football

Game preview: Davenport at Quincy University

Davenport at QU When: Noon Saturday Where: QU Stadium Records: Davenport -- 3-0 (1-0 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). QU -- 1-2 (0-0 Great Lakes Valley Conference). Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM Extra points: This will be a battle of wills.

College football notebook: Hannibal's McBride making plays for Falcons
College Football

College football notebook: Hannibal's McBride making plays for Falcons

After three games and on the cusp of the most important part of the regular season -- conference play -- Jerry McBride III understands everything is going to get amped up for the Bowling Green football team. "At the end of the year, everybody wants...

Bowhunting's secret to success is simple: Be prepared
Outdoors

Bowhunting's secret to success is simple: Be prepared

FALL CREEK, Ill. -- Steve Temple estimates he spends as much money on hunting magazines as he does ammunition. "And to be honest, I'm not sure why," he said. Part of it is the pure love of the outdoors. So seeing pictures and reading about...

Embracing past, present, future strengthens QU football family
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Embracing past, present, future strengthens QU football family

Gary Bass doesn't want Quincy University's homecoming experience to be limited to a football game. No one else on campus does either. "Our school has made homecoming something that is important," said Bass, the second-year head football coach.

Prep Football

Prep football preview: QHS at Galesburg

QHS at Galesburg When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Van Dyke Field, Galesburg, Ill. Records: QHS -- 3-1 (1-0 Western Big Six Conference). Galesburg -- 0-4 (0-1 WB6). Radio: WGEM 1440 AM/98.9 FM Extra points: It's been rough sledding the first four weeks for firs

Men's College Soccer

Nationally ranked CMU teams sweep C-SC

CANTON, Mo. -- Two nationally ranked college soccer programs rolled into the Culver-Stockton College campus Wednesday night and delivered haymakers in vastly different ways. The 24th-ranked Central Methodist University women's soccer team were pushed...