Shane is a sports intern for the Lawrence Journal-World.
Just days after a lopsided loss to the second best team in the country, the Kansas women’s basketball team was tasked with yet another ranked opponent.
The University of Kansas women's basketball team faces Kansas State at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.
For much of the first half and even parts of the second, Kansas was right there within arm’s reach of pulling off the ugly upset over No. 15 Texas.
Down by double-digits midway through the third quarter, Arizona guard Malena Washington decided to let the ball roll in front of her as she walked up the court, waiting until the last possible second to pick it up in attempt to savor the clock.
Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider chose to shake things up after his team had dropped its last two games. By Shane Jackson
Kansas women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider knew he had something in his back pocket when the situation presented itself. At last, trailing by eight points with less than five minutes to go in regulation, Schneider chose to employ his full-court pressure defense. And the result worked to perfection. By Shane Jackson
Kylee Kopatich couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief as she watched the ball drop through the bottom of the net.
When coach Ray Bechard walked into the locker room to speak to the Kansas volleyball team he uttered the simplest of post-game remarks to his squad. “We are Big 12 Champs.” By Shane Jackson
When junior Lois Heuchan fell to the turf and awaited her teammates, tears of joy flooded down her face. As the rest of the Kansas soccer team swarmed in, Heuchan disappeared under the dog pile at the top of the 18-yard box. By Shane Jackson
Sometimes all it takes is a wake up call. The Kansas volleyball team got the message after dropping the first set to TCU, 21-25. The Jayhawks went on to win the next three sets (25-16, 25-16, 25-17) to extend their winning streak to 11 consecutive matches. By Shane Jackson