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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Quick recap: KU suffers 12-7 loss to Coastal Carolina

To fully understand what plagued Kansas during its 12-7 loss to Coastal Carolina, look no further than one single play early in the fourth quarter.

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Inside linebackers Dru Prox, Kyron Johnson content with playing every snap for Jayhawks

At the start of the fourth quarter is when it hit junior linebacker Dru Prox. Shane Jackson

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Junior receiver Andrew Parchment dazzles in debut with Jayhawks

Following his first win at Kansas, head coach Les Miles knew exactly who to give the game ball to. Shane Jackson

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Two-point trickery: Reverse pass by Parchment puts final flair on impressive KU debut

It was only a matter of time before ‘The Mad Hatter’ decided to spice things up for the Kansas football team.

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Quick recap: KU football defeats Indiana State to begin Les Miles era

It wasn’t always pretty, but the Les Miles era got off on the right foot.

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'Bobo and Lil' Debbull': KU centers Api Mane, Andru Tovi form perfect tandem for KU football

Much like any other preseason, the starting quarterback competition has been well-documented ahead of Les Miles’ first year with the Kansas football team. Yet the battle to be the player snapping him the ball has flown under-the-radar. Shane Jackson

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Kansas safety Jeremiah McCullough enters final season with more confidence

Even though the season opener is three days away, Kansas senior safety Jeremiah McCullough can tell this year is going to be different.

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After losing weight in offseason, KU linebacker Jay Dineen ready for his turn

For the first time in his collegiate career, Jay Dineen doesn’t have his brother around the Kansas football facility. Shane Jackson

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Kansas QB Torry Locklin had opportunity to develop during grayshirt year

Kansas freshman quarterback Torry Locklin has been unique since the first time he threw a football. Shane Jackson

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After making strides this offseason, Davon Ferguson poised to make impact in KU's secondary

College football coaches know it is a dangerous game in the offseason. Shane Jackson

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