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.
A depleted Kansas men’s basketball team was put to the test in the Big 12/SEC Challenge against Tennessee on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse. In the end, the Jayhawks had the key players necessary to pull off a 74-68 win for their fourth victory in a row.
No. 3 Kansas claimed the first installment of the Sunflower Showdown. And it wasn’t particularly close.
Behind three double-digit scorers, No. 6 Kansas did enough to come away with a 66-57 win over Texas Saturday afternoon in the Erwin Center.
Kansas head coach Bill Self shouldered the blame, but it is unlikely anybody would have faulted him given the circumstances that led to his team's first league loss of the season.
After years of tightly-contested battles between Big 12 foes, the first such matchup of the new decade was anything but that. No. 3 Kansas overwhelmed Iowa State from start to finish in its 79-53 win Wednesday night in Hilton Coliseum.
In an old-school basketball game, KU’s big man stood taller than the rest. A strong second half by center Udoka Azubuike helped No. 3 Kansas power past No. 16 West Virginia, 60-53, Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.
For the first time in 14 years, the Kansas women’s basketball team will enter Big 12 play with an undefeated record.
It was the type of play that tends to happen when a team is rolling. Late in the third quarter, senior forward Mariane De Carvalho had arguably the play of the year for the Kansas women’s basketball team.
Thanks to a dominant defensive effort out of the gate, No. 5 Kansas earned a 72-56 road win over Stanford Sunday afternoon.
Kansas head coach Les Miles was especially giddy about one position group after the early signing period.