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Matt has been around the sports scene in the Quad Cities for literally his entire life. A proud graduate of Alleman High School and St. Ambrose University, Matt was born and raised right here in the QCA. As a senior in college, he started interning at News 8, and has been here ever since.

Matt’s first beat at News 8 was to cover the Iowa Hawkeyes. Growing up an avid Iowa fan, it was hard for him to see this as “work”. According to Matt, there’s no better place to be on a Saturday than Kinnick Stadium.

Over more than a decade at News 8, Matt has created many of the sports features you enjoy today. From The Score to your Quad City Area Prep Power Poll, Matt loves to see the Quad Cities talking about their sports. He feels he’s in a truly special and unique situation to be able to cover sports in the area where he grew up. Matt knows exactly what it s like to be part of a spirited student section at one of the area’s exciting high school sporting events.

Matt loves talking sports, so if you see him out and about, make sure to stop and say, “Hi!”


Recent Articles
  • Steamwheelers return to QC

    Professional football is back in the Quad Cities.   8 and half years after ceasing operations, the Quad City Steamwheelers are officially back. The Wheelers will be part of the CIF or Champions Indoor Football league.  The expansion franchise will begin next spring and have signed a five-year deal with the iWireless Center. The Wheelers burst on the Quad City sports scene in 2000, winning the Arena Cup in its 1st two seasons in front of sellout crowds.

  • Bees eager to bounce back in 2017

    The St. Ambrose football team enters 2017 with plenty of motivation.  The Bees went just 4-6 last season.  SAU must replace several team leaders this Fall and faces 1 of the most difficult schedules in the entire nation.  Players and coaches are eager to get the Bees back on top.

  • Augustana Football ready to take big step in 2017

    The Augustana football team enters year 3 under head coach Steve Bell ready to make a big step forward.  After 3 wins in 2016, the Vikings say a building culture will pay dividends this Fall.  Augie will boast a balanced offense this season with a competition for starting quarterback still ongoing.

  • United Township Score Preview- “New” Era for Panthers

    United Township has a new head football coach for the 4th time in 4 years.  Jim DuPage takes the helm after spending 4 years as n assistant.  The Panthers will also feature a new look Soule Bowl and new uniforms in 2017.  They hope new results follow as well.

  • Mercer County Score Preview- Golden Eagles eager to continue tradition

    The Mercer County football team begins year 2 under Andrew Hofer with plenty of confidence.  The Golden Eagles are more comfortable and familiar with their head coach.   Mercer County will be young, but talented in 2017 and are hungry for a deep playoff run.

  • Score Preview – Spartans learn from past as the prepare for future

    Pleasant Valley is eager to bounce back after a 4-5 season in 2016.    After losing all 5 games by 10 points or less, the Spartans hope attitde makes the difference in 2017.

  • Alleman eager to get back on track

    After a 2-7 season in 2016, the Pioneers are eager to get back on track this Fall.

  • Sabers set for new era in DeWitt

    Mike Crane takes over the Central DeWitt program this fall.  The new head coach returns plenty of talent this fall as they prepare for a week 1 showdown with Northeast.

  • Rockets eye new heights in 2017

    The Rockridge football team has plenty of reason for optimism in this Fall.  The Rockets return several key pieces to last year’s playoff team, led by Riley Fetterer, Nathan Parchert, and Michael Griffin.  Rockridge says they are ready to make a long postseason run in November.

  • Cyclones prepare to make big step in 2017

    Iowa State held their annual football media day on Thursday.  The Cyclones enter year 2 under Matt Campbell with high expectations despite just 3 wins last season.  Players are focused on attitude and culture as camp begins.

  • Augie, Illini set to meet on hardwood

    Augustana will hit the road in the Big 10 this season.  The Vikings will make the trip to Champaign on November 22nd for a battle with the Illini.  It’s the 8th time under Grey Giovanine that Augustana will meet a Division 1 team.  Augie beat Bradley in November of 2014.

  • Illini players like what they see on day 1

    Year 2 of the Lovie Smith era is officially off and running in Champaign.  The Illini opened practice on Monday and the players liked what they see so far.