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Shane Jackson

High School Sports Editor | KUsports.com reporter

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Shane is a sports writer for the Lawrence Journal-World and KUsports.com and one of the hardest working people we have on staff.

After working for the Journal-World in a part-time capacity during his college days at KU, Jackson returned to the paper after covering prep sports and K-State for the Manhattan Mercury.

In addition to helping out with all of our KU coverage, Jackson is in complete control of our coverage of the high school sports scene in and around Lawrence, writing stories, covering games, organizing freelance writers and photographers and keeping track of the schedule of the dozens of prep teams in the area.

A former 8-man football star in small town Kansas, Jackson has a real appreciation for all high school athletes and enjoys telling their stories, from the star of the team to the less heralded players living outside of the spotlight.

Jackson, a diehard fan of the Baltimore Ravens, lives in Lawrence and plays golf whenever he possibly can.

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Big 12 coaches notebook: Iowa State's Matt Campbell handling higher expectations

Arlington, Texas — Five league coaches wrapped up the second and final day of Big 12 Media Days at AT&T Stadium on Tuesday.

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KU seniors relish opportunity to represent program at Big 12 Media Days

Arlington, Texas — The first thing that Khalil Herbert learned is that it wasn’t anything like the movies. The senior running back was one of four representatives — along with Hakeem Adeniji, Mike Lee and Bryce Torneden — for the Kansas football team during the Big 12 Media Days on Monday at AT&T Stadium. While the event went smoothly for the four KU seniors, the night before was anything but that for Herbert.

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'This is where I want to be': Clint Bowen provides continuity for KU football

It didn’t take long for Les Miles to meet with Clint Bowen. Once Miles was named the Kansas head football coach last November, he promised to meet with each assistant from the 2018 coaching staff. Bowen, who was KU’s defensive coordinator last fall, was one of the first assistants to sit down with Miles. Shane Jackson

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Multiple factors kept Luke Meadows in Lawrence when Chip Lindsey left for Troy

Kansas offensive line coach Luke Meadows wasn’t surprised when Chip Lindsey approached him.

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'One of the coolest things to happen to Kansas Athletics': Bill Self captivated by Gary Woodland's U.S. Open victory

Kansas head coach Bill Self has played a couple rounds with pro golfer Gary Woodland, but the very first hole is still a vivid memory for the Hall of Fame coach. It was the first hole at the Lawrence Country Club, which is approximately a 365-yard par-4. Woodland, who played golf at KU from 2004-07, placed his tee shot on the green. He then netted a 20-foot putt for an eagle. Shane Jackson

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3-star linebacker Krishawn Brown commits to KU football

On the same day Kansas lost a player from its 2020 class, Les Miles gained another verbal commit.

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Texas prep WR Keith Miller III flips commitment from KU football

Keith Miller III has flipped his commitment again.

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KU receiver Evan Fairs improves route running after electing to redshirt last year

Not long after Emmett Jones was named the new receivers coach for the Kansas football team, he sat down to watch some film on Evan Fairs.

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Schlagle RB Jaylin Richardson verbally commits to KU football

Another local product is slated to join the Kansas football team.

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Bryce Torneden embracing leadership role for KU football in 2019

It is almost expected for a senior to handle a leadership role of some kind. For the 2019 Kansas football team, especially on the defensive side of the ball, a majority of those responsibilities figure to fall on the shoulders of Bryce Torneden. The soon-to-be senior safety is the only returning player who finished in the top-three in tackles last year.

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