Alex Parker is digital editor for LJWorld.com and the Journal-World.
A native of Kansas City, Mo., he began his career in journalism at the Journal-World, as a general assignment reporter, and then covering education.
He then covered public health for the Chi-Town Daily News, an online nonprofit news organization in Chicago; later, he reported on Chicago politics and government for the Chicago Current, a political journal. Most recently, he was the online content producer for the Chicago Reader, an alt-weekly newspaper.
Alex covered the 2008 presidential election in Kansas for MTV News, and has written for the Chicago Tribune, RedEye, the University Daily Kansan and other publications. He began his career as a public relations professional.
He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Miami University in 2003. He attended Kansas University in pursuit of a master’s degree in journalism.
Alex enjoys baseball and hockey, attending live concerts, and learning about history.
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Lawrence: City of Champions? Several hundred Kansas University fans made the case to name Lawrence ESPN's "TitleTown USA," as the sports network filmed a segment on Friday at Allen Fieldhouse. Earlier this week, ESPN named Lawrence one of 20 cities vying to be named the country's top championship city.
Can Lawrence compete with the likes of Boston, Los Angeles and Detroit? What about Ann Arbor, Mich., Williamsport, Pa., and Valdosta, Ga.? ESPN thinks it can, and to prove it, the sports network today named Lawrence a finalist in its "TitleTown USA" competition, which seeks to name the country's top championship city.
It's all over. The frenzied celebrations of the last few weeks culminated Sunday night at Allen Fieldhouse, where more than 10,000 fans gathered to pay tribute to the Kansas University men's basketball team.
Sunday capped nearly a month of high-fives, hugs and impromptu celebrations, courtesy of Kansas University's men's basketball team. A victory parade in downtown Lawrence was the final chapter in a season that kept Jayhawk fans on edge but ultimately brought a national championship home.
Doors opened early at Allen Field House to accommodate a restless crowd, eager to find seats to a ceremony honoring the Kansas University men's basketball team.
Anticipation for this afternoon's victory parade honoring the Kansas University basketball team is growing, as sidewalks and street corners in downtown Lawrence fill up with spectators. Wrapped in blankets and perched on folding chairs, fans are proud of their Jayhawks and excited to see a celebration that is expected to draw 80,000 people to downtown.
It was like game day all over again. An estimated 6,000 fans waited for several hours to welcome the Kansas University men's basketball team to Allen Field House, following their Elite Eight victory over Davidson.
Call it Mass. chaos. Massachusetts Street turned into a tangle of triumph after Kansas University's Elite Eight victory over Davidson, sending the Jayhawks to the Final Four for the first time since 2003.
Kansas University associate athletic director Jim Marchiony confirmed that Allen Fieldhouse will open for fans to welcome the victorious Jayhawks when they return from Detroit. Assistant athletics director of operations and events Bill Dickerson said the field house will open between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.