Jesse Newell Online Editor

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I have been online editor at since August of 2008, coming from The Emporia Gazette, where I covered Emporia State sports. A native of Emporia, I double-majored in journalism and communication studies from the University of Kansas in 2006. In addition to sports, I enjoy sleeping in and Royals baseball games, even though my record at the "K" is usually uninspiring.

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Whistle-stop win: KU women cruise past Eagles in foul-fest

Before starting her postgame news conference, Kansas University coach Bonnie Henrickson turned to reporters and said what most of them were already thinking: “You guys like that free-throw contest?”

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Knight recovered from ACL injury in time for KU women's opener

Natalie Knight has accomplished her goal. After tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee on Jan. 30, the Kansas University junior guard recovered in time to rejoin the starting lineup for the Jayhawks’ regular-season opener — today’s 2 p.m. game against Oral Roberts at Allen Fieldhouse. By Jesse Newell

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ULM coach laments missed layups

ULM coach Keith Richard’s biggest frustration after his team’s 80-63 loss against Kansas University on Friday wasn’t his team’s shot quality. Instead, it was his team’s accuracy.

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No knockout here: Fort Hays State coach pleased with team's fight

Fort Hays State may have left Allen Fieldhouse with a loss on Tuesday night, but men's basketball coach Mark Johnson was pleased that his team avoided being hit with KU's hay-makers.

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Simply better: Hornets put scare into KU women

Sometimes, the game of basketball can be summed up pretty simply. Given the box score, one wouldn’t have needed a calculus class — or even a calculator — to see the main reason for the Kansas University women’s basketball team’s 61-53 exhibition victory over Div. II Emporia State on Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. By Jesse Newell

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KU women face tough foe in ESU

Kansas University coach Bonnie Henrickson was brutally honest with her team in the locker room following an 85-54 exhibition victory over Pittsburg State on Wednesday. By Jesse Newell

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WR Coleman learning on Weis’ watch

It’s called “sticking a route,” and Kansas University receiver Rodriguez Coleman has learned a whole lot more about it in the last few weeks. That’s because KU football coach Charlie Weis has been spending more of his time at practice and in film sessions working with the receivers. By Jesse Newell

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Cole shows speed, control for KU women in exhibition victory over PSU

If the flashes that Kansas University point guard Lamaria Cole showed in Wednesday’s 85-54 exhibition victory continue, the transition from the Angel Goodrich era might be a whole lot smoother for the Jayhawks than anyone imagined. By Jesse Newell

Young KU women to open with Gorillas

A Kansas University basketball coach is ready to see how a young Jayhawks team reacts to a game situation against Div. II Pittsburg State. Sound familiar? By Jesse Newell

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Cole, Hawkins step up for KU women

Kansas University’s Lamaria Cole was the first point guard on the floor during five-on-zero drills Monday, racing up the court while leading her teammates in the fast-break exercise. It’s quite a change from a year ago. By Jesse Newell

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