Kickoff Chat returns Thursday

August 19, 2014 0 Comments

Are you ready for some football? We are! So beginning Thursday and each week throughout the season, we will be talking football with you on the Kickoff Chat. The interactive chat will be online beginning at noon and last for up to an hour. All of your thoughts and questions are welcome. Just log on […]

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Inside the Hawks: The offensive line

August 14, 2014 1 Comment

Throughout the preseason, I will take a look at the Quincy University football team position-by-position as the Hawks prepare for their Sept. 4 season opener at Lindenwood-Belleville. We start up front with the offensive line … Forgive Tom Pajic if he thinks it’s an illusion he sees. When the Quincy University football coach watches the […]

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The eyes are staring at you

August 14, 2014 0 Comments
The eyes are staring at you

The Quincy University men’s and women’s soccer teams have added an intimidating presence to their homefield advantage. Staring down on Jack Mackenzie Field at Legends Stadium is a hawk on the new sign that stretches across the back of the North Campus building immediately to the east of the field. The sign is designed to […]

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First impressions: QU men’s soccer

August 14, 2014 0 Comments

What is there to like about the Quincy University men’s soccer team? A little of everything. The Hawks are experienced, energetic and talented. If they build some depth with a solid recruiting class joining the fold, a Great Lakes Valley Conference championship isn’t out of the question. Quincy will open the season unranked despite returning […]

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First impressions: QU football

August 12, 2014 1 Comment

The Quincy University coaching staff came bouncing off the practice field in much the same manner as the Hawks following Tuesday afternoon’s two-hour workout. Why? It was by far the best early-season practice the Hawks have had in Tom Pajic’s three seasons as head coach. The Hawks were efficient, effective and energetic. Better yet, they […]

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O Captain, My Captain

August 11, 2014 0 Comments

Have you ever been asked to rank your favorite movies? Or decide which five movies you would want to watch if deserted on an island with a DVD player, a television and electricity? You might laugh at that one, but such conversations get you through long road trips and give you some insight into a […]

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Support strong for Galesburg legion team

August 6, 2014 0 Comments

Greg Gilbert isn’t sure how the Galesburg American Legion Post 285 baseball team has found the strength to pass past the grief and play in this week’s regional tournament just days after a teammate’s death. It just might make Post 285 the toughest team to beat. “I don’t know if we could go on. That’s […]

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Could have been a playoff nightmare

August 5, 2014 0 Comments

The issues with the Prospect League playoff system noted in the previous post could have been worse. Here’s a scenario that could have kept the Quincy Gems out of the playoffs: Had the Gems lost Monday night’s regular-season finale to the Hannibal Cavemen, it would have allowed the Terre Haute Rex the chance to win […]

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Prospect League playoff format is flawed

August 5, 2014 0 Comments

The Prospect League has been searching for the perfect playoff format. It still hasn’t found it. The league is using the same format for the second year in a row after changing the format each of the previous four seasons. As it stands, the first- and second-half champions in each division square in the first […]

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JDC Notebook: Guthrie gets nice surprise

July 13, 2014 0 Comments

Welcome sight As Luke Guthrie trudged up the hill from the 18th green to the scoring trailer, he spotted one of his long-time friends near the ropes. Any frustration Guthrie had from his third straight round of 2-under 69 dissipated quickly as he and Paul Bell shared a smile and a quick embrace before Guthrie […]

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