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Jesse Newell (KUsports.com Online Editor)

I have been online editor at KUsports.com 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.

Recent stories

Whistle-stop win: KU women cruise past Eagles in foul-fest
November 10, 2013
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?”
Knight recovered from ACL injury in time for KU women’s opener
November 10, 2013
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
ULM coach laments missed layups
November 8, 2013
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.
No knockout here: Fort Hays State coach pleased with team’s fight
November 5, 2013
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.
Simply better: Hornets put scare into KU women
November 3, 2013
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
KU women face tough foe in ESU
November 3, 2013
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
LHS football misses out on playoffs by one point
November 2, 2013
During a timeout midway through the fourth quarter, Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd gathered his players and told them this was the most important five minutes of their football lives — an unexpected speech considering his team was down by 18 points. By Jesse Newell
WR Coleman learning on Weis’ watch
November 1, 2013
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
Cole shows speed, control for KU women in exhibition victory over PSU
October 31, 2013
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
October 29, 2013
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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KU-Baylor crowd before opening kickoff and second-half kickoff.

Crowd in fourth quarter.

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby talks to reporters at Big 12 football media days on Monday morning at the Omni Hotel in Dallas.

Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson answers questions from a throng of reporters on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

A view from the lead table at Big 12 men's basketball media days at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

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