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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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KU goalkeeper Sarah Peters having sensational sophomore season after improving technique

Kansas goalkeeper Sarah Peters has made 75 saves during a sensational sophomore season. Yet one stop in Big 12 play perfectly illustrated the growth she has made in just one year. Shane Jackson

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Quick recap: KU suffers 31-13 loss in Les Miles' return to Oklahoma State

It was not a happy homecoming for Kansas head coach Les Miles.

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Quick recap: No. 3 Kansas falls to No. 4 Duke in Champions Classic

It only made sense that it came down to the final minutes. In the end, No. 4 Duke made enough plays down the stretch to secure a 68-66 win over No. 3 Kansas Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden during the first game of the 2019-20 season.

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Quick recap: KU football falls flat in 38-10 loss to Kansas State

The head coaches for both teams were new. The crowd was a sellout at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium for the first time since 2009. But the result was much of the same.

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Full Squad Ahead: KU rolls to 102-42 win over Pitt State

It was the Kansas fans who received the biggest treat on Halloween night, watching the Jayhawks, with their full complement of weapons for the first time, drub visiting Pittsburg State, 102-42, in the exhibition finale at Allen Fieldhouse. By Shane Jackson

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'I was playing for him': Kansas defense steps up following Bryce Torneden's ejection

Kansas senior safety Mike Lee didn’t agree with the call, but there was no looking back after it happened.

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Shane Jackson: KU’s depleted defense records crucial stops in 37-34 win over Red Raiders

An already shorthanded Kansas defense lost an integral player within nine minutes Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

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Quick recap: No. 3 Jayhawks top Tigers in exhibition opener

Over seven months after a lopsided loss to Auburn in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Kansas fans got their first look at this year’s No. 3-ranked squad.

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Big 12 coaches notebook: Texas Tech coach Chris Beard enjoying perks from title game appearance

Kansas City, Mo. — Life has been different for Chris Beard since leading Texas Tech to the national championship game just six months ago.

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Les Miles hoping for more consistency on offense following midseason coaching change

With it being the bye week, Kansas head coach Les Miles does not have his usual weekly press conference. That means the Big 12 conference call is the only time that Miles will speak this week, which took place one day after he announced a change at offensive coordinator.

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