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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Former KU thrower Gleb Dudarev has realistic expectations for Olympics debut

Gleb Dudarev, who has been a hammer thrower since he was 3-years-old, has quite literally been training his entire life for this moment. But even the former University of Kansas thrower knows to temper his expectations for his first trip to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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KU volunteer coach Christina Clemons enters her first Olympic Games as fan favorite

Despite being a debutant at the Olympics, Christina Clemons is already well known entering the track portion of this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Kansas center Mike Novitsky named to Rimington Trophy Watchlist

New Kansas football center Mike Novitsky enters the 2021 campaign as one of the top players at his position. Novitsky was named to the Rimington Trophy Watchlist on Friday, the Boomer Esiason Foundation announced.

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Quintet of Jayhawks slated to represent KU at upcoming Olympics

Five athletes with ties to the Kansas track and field program are slated to participate in this year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo, bringing pride to the KU program and head coach Stanley Redwine. By Shane Jackson

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Jake Schoonover believes KU has 'nice nucleus' on special teams entering 2021 season

Jake Schoonover has only been coaching the special teams since joining the Kansas football staff in February, but he saw enough in the spring to be optimistic about the unit entering the 2021 campaign.

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Key returners to represent KU football at Big 12 media days

One player on each side of the ball will represent the Kansas football program at the Big 12’s annual football media days event next week in Arlington, Texas.

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KU freshman Bobby Pettiford nearing return after being sidelined with left foot injury

Kansas freshman point guard Bobby Pettiford is itching to get on the court with his teammates, and he will be one step closer to doing just that starting on Monday.

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'It's kind of a long time coming': Kansas basketball players in favor of new NIL policy

The college sports world changed overnight, when the NCAA board of governors approved an interim policy that allows athletes to be able to profit from their names, images and likenesses. By Shane Jackson

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Quick recap: No. 3 seed Kansas avoids upset in 93-84 win over No. 14 seed Eastern Washington

Third-seeded Kansas avoided an upset by taking control down the stretch in its 93-84 win over No. 14 seed Eastern Washington Saturday afternoon in Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

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Game day breakdown: No. 11 Kansas vs. No. 25 Oklahoma, Big 12 quarterfinals

A look at some of the keys for 11th-ranked Kansas in tonight's matchup in the Big 12 tournament at T-Mobile Center. By Shane Jackson

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