Eric Sorrentino (Sports copy editor)
I've been working at the Journal-World since February 2008 as a sports copy editor. I also keep the Conference Chatter blog, which follows features and trends in the Big 12, on KUSports.com.
My previous jobs were sports editor of The Mirror in Tonganoxie, part-time sports writer for the Journal-World and sports editor of the University Daily Kansan. I graduated from KU's William Allen White School of Journalism in 2006.
The Texas state flag in my place is sort of a giveaway of where I grew up. I graduated from Plano West Senior High School in 2002. I also previously lived in Coral Springs, Fla. and was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
I think the worst sports argument ever is that the best college football team could beat the worst NFL squad. My favorite sports movie is Bull Durham. Favorite movie is Back to the Future.
In my spare time, I like to watch the Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks, who have spoiled me lately with incredible seasons. I drove 7.5 hours from Lawrence to North Dallas in June 2011 to watch the Mavericks win the NBA championship. Best last-minute road trip ever. I also enjoy popping threes in Journal-World pick-up games and listening to music. Some of my favorite bands include Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Fair to Midland, Sevendust, AFI, Breaking Benjamin and Queen.
You can follow me on Twitter (username: Big12_Spotlight), where I'm updating my page with all things Big 12-related.
- Far and wide: KU receivers put emphasis on big play
- August 22, 2011
- Daymond Patterson, who makes conversation interesting and refreshing with his shoot-from-the-hip approach, laid out a basic goal he has for Kansas University wide receivers this season.
- Bears bolstered by bowl appearance
- August 15, 2011
- Baylor University’s football team had suffered long enough. In 2010, Art Briles made sure Bears fans finally had something to cheer about.
- K-State has gaping void at RB
- Soph Bryce Brown to replace workhorse Daniel Thomas
- August 14, 2011
- When the Kansas State football team opens the 2011 season, it will take the field without a backfield luxury that often swung the pendulum of momentum in the Wildcats’ favor.
- Oklahoma football team loaded
- August 14, 2011
- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops doesn’t mind admitting the truth about the most powerful conference in college football. For the past several years, that conference has not been the Big 12.Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops doesn’t mind admitting the truth about the most powerful conference in college football. For the past several years, that conference has not been the Big 12.
- Mean streak: Speedster D.J. Beshears adopts aggressive style at wide receiver
- August 13, 2011
- Yes, D.J. Beshears is a 5-foot-9, 185-pound wide receiver with a natural ability to outrun just about anyone on the football field, given the proper hint of daylight. And sure, the Kansas University junior is constantly looking for creative ways to showcase his speed, whether it’s during a kickoff return, taking a handoff or catching a pass. But make no mistake about Beshears: His game isn’t all about finesse and highlights.
- Big 12 football notebook: OU still recovering from tragedy
- July 27, 2011
- The University of Oklahoma football team was forced to deal with a tragedy in May, when senior linebacker Austin Box was found dead in El Reno, Okla., about 30 miles west of Oklahoma City.
- Mizzou DE: ‘No rivalry compares to KU’
- July 26, 2011
- A few years ago, Missouri left tackle Elvis Fisher viewed Florida vs. Florida State as the fiercest rivalry in college football. Understandable, considering the 6-foot-5, 295-pound senior grew up in nearby St. Petersburg, Fla.
- Former KU AD Lew Perkins to serve as assistant on girls basketball team
- March 14, 2011
- Former Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins will be an assistant girls basketball coach at Seabury Academy next season, the Journal-World has learned.
- Oklahoma State’s 53-point total won’t cut it against Kansas
- March 10, 2011
- There’s no Big 12 Player of the Year candidate on this year’s Oklahoma State men’s basketball team like there was last season, when James Anderson led the league in scoring.
- New-look Buffs: Cory Higgins, Colorado put their trust in first-year coach Tad Boyle
- January 25, 2011
- When Colorado senior guard Cory Higgins first heard the news last April, he wasn’t particularly fond of the development.