Shane Jackson

High School Sports Editor | reporter

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Shane is a sports writer for the Lawrence Journal-World and 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.

Recent Stories

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'We could relate on another level': Unique bond with KU assistant helped Clinton Anokwuru pick KU football

Ever since Kansas football started recruiting Clinton Anokwuru, assistant coach Chidera Uzo-Diribe knew he had a special connection with the three-star defensive end — the two men both belong to the Igbo tribe in Nigeria. By Shane Jackson

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'It’s home for me': Lawrence High's 2-sport standout Devin Neal plans to play for Kansas

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there hasn't been a lot of positive news as of late. For a brief moment, at least in the city of Lawrence, Devin Neal changed all of that with a single tweet late Friday night. Shane Jackson

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Lawrence High junior Devin Neal commits to play 2 sports at KU

Lawrence High’s two-sport standout Devin Neal will be staying home at the next level.

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Quick recap: No. 1 Kansas tops Texas Tech to win outright Big 12 title

Before the first media timeout of the second half, No. 1 Kansas became the outright Big 12 champion. The rest of it was just gravy.

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Quick recap: No. 1 Kansas holds off Kansas State for 62-58 win

Manhattan — The rematch proved to be more interesting, at least from a basketball perspective. In a back-and-forth battle, No. 1 Kansas ultimately prevailed with a 62-58 win over Kansas State Saturday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum.

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Shane Jackson: Consistent excellence makes Devon Dotson KU's MVP

Ranked No. 1 in the country and saddled with just three losses on the season, the Kansas men's basketball team has had plenty of things go right during the past few months. And there are three players who typically receive most of the credit for that. Each has had his stretch — or stretches — in which he has carried the team and helped make Kansas the legitimate national title contender it appears to be. And all three, when clicking at the same time, have made Kansas nearly unstoppable. So which one has been KU's most valuable player? Here are the cases for Udoka Azubuike, Devon Dotson and Marcus Garrett as KU's 2019-20 team MVP.

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Shane Jackson: Jayhawks become team to beat in college basketball after besting Bears

With Saturday’s win, the Jayhawks (24-3, 13-1 Big 12) have emerged as the team to beat in college basketball. And with four games remaining in the regular season, that supreme status comes at an opportune time.

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Quick recap: No. 3 Kansas rolls past Oklahoma for 87-70 win

With sophomore point guard Devon Dotson back in the mix, No. 3 Kansas had no problem taking care of business with an 87-70 win over Oklahoma on Saturday in Allen Fieldhouse.

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Quick recap: No. 3 Kansas knocks off No. 14 West Virginia in WVU Coliseum

After trailing for much of the night, No. 3 Kansas took control in the last five-plus minutes to come away with a 58-49 victory over No. 14 West Virginia in WVU Coliseum on Wednesday.

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Quick recap: No. 3 Kansas powers past TCU for 60-46 win

KU’s first possession of the second half really told the whole story of its 60-46 win over TCU Saturday afternoon in Schollmaier Arena.

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