Thursday, February 14, 2013

Journal-World sports section earns APSE Triple Crown; Tom Keegan honored for columns


The Journal-World sports section earned a rare Triple Crown — and more — from the Associated Press Sports Editors in their annual contest, the results of which were announced Wednesday.

The J-W sports section was named in the top 10 national newspapers with circulations under 30,000 in all three categories of daily sections, Sunday sections and special sections.

In addition, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan earned a top-10 award for sports column writing.


PSM 9 years, 9 months ago

I don't know how other papers represent their university's athletics, but it can't be better than what you guys do at the Journal-World. As fans, we're spoiled. Keep up t he good work nerds!

kusayzone 9 years, 9 months ago

Kudos for LJW sports staff !!!!!. Was one article specifically submitted for TK to win the award? I would like to go back and read it.

hawk316 9 years, 9 months ago

Congratulations! I have certainly enjoyed and appreciated what you guys produce. Thanks for all your good work!

MinnesotaJay 9 years, 9 months ago

Congratulations! Awesome accomplishment! Some of us may occasionally forget how spoiled we are.

Robert Greenwood 9 years, 9 months ago

Living a 1,000 miles a way, I love the work you guys do!

jmatthews5 9 years, 9 months ago

Really enjoy the stuff from Matt Tait...well-deserved recognition.

Omari Miller 9 years, 9 months ago

Congratulations. Well deserved. I've lived in the Bay Area and LA since graduating and leaving Lawrence 15 years ago. This is a daily stop of mine for info about KU sports.

Ashwin Rao 9 years, 9 months ago

Congratulations to the entire LJW staff! You make us proud!

KatnissHawk 9 years, 9 months ago

WTG Keegs. Your contributions are appreciated. Keep up the good work......

OraleHawk 9 years, 9 months ago

Congratulations! This is well deserved recognition for the effort and product that you produce. Thanks for what you do.

texashawk10 9 years, 9 months ago

This is definitely the website I've ever come across devoted to one particular school/team as most others are filled with a combination of elitists/idiots/trolls that make posting not much fun. There are some of those types of people here and we all for the most part know who they are, but most of the people on here good fans with a good base knowledge of sports in general actually capable of having debates and conversations with keeping it civil even when they disagree most of the time.

I know Keegan bashing is popular, but I enjoy at least 90% of his articles, there are a few that definitely look like they were written between shots on the golf course, but Keegan does good work and has a lot to do with the success of this site as the sports editor for the LJW so congrats Tom and keep up the good work along with the rest of the staff.

jgkojak 9 years, 9 months ago

I've checked out other team's home papers-- this is by far the best coverage out there-- these guys cover KU better than the KC Star covers the Chiefs or Royals (though it helps if you actually win games and go to playoffs).

W Keith Swinehart II 9 years, 9 months ago

I agree with all the positive comments. I like Tom, Matt and Gary. has been my daily fix for years. No other newspaper that I have seen comes close.

Stan Unruh 9 years, 9 months ago

A lot of complainers on here but these honors say a lot. Congratulations

jehret 9 years, 9 months ago

We live in Calif. in the winter and look forward to reading your coverage of KU athletics on a daily basis. You do a great job. It is greatly appreciated. Keep it up.

Steve Reigle 9 years, 9 months ago

This is one of the few sites I check out every single day. Usually multiple times per day. Great work!

Rock Chalk 9 years, 9 months ago

Ditto all of the above comments! I'm definitely impressed with this site, which includes great reporting of a very great subject, great photography, and generally great civility in comments and boards section. It's my homepage. First stop. Congrats on being recognized!

ananth 9 years, 9 months ago

Long time reader, first time posting! Just moved back home half the way around the world after 7 years at KU and keep coming back to this site for my daily fix of KU basketball. Appreciate the excellent work you guys are doing, you deserve the recognition. Thanks, and please continue the good work.

KGphoto 9 years, 9 months ago

Congrats, guys! Well deserved.

I don't know exactly how this was judged but I will say there should be a category for connection with it's readers. The personal attention Jesse and Matt have provided, the direct feedback to so many questions and comments is a spoil of riches for a KU fan. Even Keegan has been chiming back in lately. LJW Sports would win this category hands down.

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