I have been online editor at KUsports.com since August of 2008, coming from The Emporia Gazette, where I covered Emporia State sports. A native of Emporia, I double-majored in journalism and communication studies from the University of Kansas in 2006. In addition to sports, I enjoy sleeping in and Royals baseball games, even though my record at the "K" is usually uninspiring.
Too many weeks this season, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price had seen an encouraging Big 12 weekend go to waste and his team’s RPI crumble because of a midweek loss. With that in mind — and the season winding down — the KU coach utilized nearly every weapon he had to secure a 7-5 victory over Wichita State on Tuesday at Eck Stadium. By Jesse Newell
In a clutch situation, Kansas University softball first baseman Mariah Montgomery did exactly what was needed. She just ended up hitting the ball too hard. By Jesse Newell
Kansas coach Bill Self announced the addition of Arkansas 6-foot-10 transfer Hunter Mickelson on Friday morning.
With a lot of plate discipline — and just a touch of pop — the Kansas University baseball team made the most of its six hits in a 7-1 victory over Baker on Wednesday night at Hoglund Ballpark.
A KU graduate who crossed the finish line less than a minute before the bomb explosions was one of several people with local connections who were in Monday's Boston Marathon. By Jesse Newell (AP Photo/The Daily Free Press, Kenshin Okubo)
More than anything, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price was proud of his team’s fight following the Jayhawks’ 4-3 victory over Texas on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. By Jesse Newell
Oklahoma State knocked Frank Duncan around for seven runs in 5 2/3 innings, taking control early in a 14-3 victory over Kansas University on Saturday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. By Jesse Newell
About half of the players on the men’s basketball team have tattoos, with most of them turning to ink to help tell their life stories. KU sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe says tattoos also have brought teammates closer together. Tharpe, along with freshman Ben McLemore and junior Niko Roberts, got matching tattoos — “KUCMB,” which Tharpe says stands for “Kansas University college men’s basketball” — on their arms. By Jesse Newell
The questions probably come up for many Kansas University basketball fans when watching the NCAA Tournament: Who are those KU fans behind the bench? And how do they get those seats? By Jesse Newell
The Jayhawks stole nine bases in a 7-0 victory over Niagara in their baseball home opener at Hoglund Ballpark. By Jesse Newell