Through the Lens

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

The time has come to make full disclosure that today, Tuesday, June 30, is my final day as the staff…

Rural Runs

Rural Runs

The belief that Kansas is a pancake flat state is proven false by KU cross country runners nearly every day….

Skip

Skip

My 23-year career for Kansas Athletics would be incomplete without taking time to express my thanks to my best friend…

Dryland Training

Dryland Training

Swimmers need to feel the water as lap-after-lap build. Divers need to maintain the sense of movement required for somersaulting and twisting moves.

Jordan Scott

Jordan Scott

Ask any casual Kansas track & field fan what they remember the most about former Jayhawk pole vaulter Jordan Scott.

Three of a Kind

Three of a Kind

Imagine how Kansas head tennis coach Todd Chapman felt when he thanked three players on Senior Day in April 2019.

Children Shall Lead

Children Shall Lead

In our new world, the front line troops in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic are not soldiers.

Life’s Fairways

Life’s Fairways

There are many wondrous moments the COVID-19 virus and resulting isolation have robbed us of enjoying this spring.

Lines

Lines

Stephen Villines is another one of the exceptional student-athletes possessing a rare blend of DNA.

Nicolai Ceban

Nicolai Ceban

Watching Nicolai Ceban compete for KU in the discus from 2015-18 could be mesmerizing.

Traylor

Traylor

This portrait of former KU basketball player Jamari Traylor remains a personal favorite for a variety of reasons.

Terry Allen

Terry Allen

Last week, KU and Missouri announced they will renew their football rivalry for four games beginning in 2025.

Pictograph

Pictograph

In my youth, our family often visited the Native American Indian dwellings featuring rock art painted onto or etched into the sandstone in Colorado.

Pumped

Pumped

A women’s golf poster poses issues since the game of golf is played individually.

Mudding

Mudding

Every baseball team needs someone who is not afraid to get their hands dirty.

Lokedi

Lokedi

Singling out several student-athletes while writing these stories worries me.

Border War

Border War

What I am about to write may be viewed as blasphemy, but it has to be said.

Ice

Ice

Photographing any KU sport in the past 23 years has proven to me just how wondrously the human body was created and evolved to allow feats of strength, endurance, explosive power and grace.

Walkoff

Walkoff

One of my hard and fast rules when covering a baseball game is to make sure I am somewhere along the third-base line of a tie game entering the ninth inning.

Water Reflections

Water Reflections

This photograph of the 2016-17 swimming & diving seniors for their annual poster is an example of how things can work out just as planned and even exceed hopes.

The Steeplechase

The Steeplechase

If you ever see a herd of photographers all moving in one direction at a track meet, it must be steeplechase time.

High Jumping

High Jumping

In the second of three stories detailing photographs I have taken from past Kansas Relays, my attention is turned to what I believe to be the most beautiful singular move in sports, the high jump.

Downtown Shot

Downtown Shot

In our pre-COVID-19 world, the four days of the Kansas Relays would kick off today at Rock Chalk Park.

Rowing on the River

Rowing on the River

The results you see here came from a whirlwind of activity that proves again – the best-laid plans don’t always work out.

Blown Away

Blown Away

“‘Twas the night before an NCAA Women’s Soccer first-round match. …‘“

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Decades ago, Ted and Kris Grinter planted sunflowers for bird seed on their farm northeast of Lawrence in Leavenworth County, Kansas.

Me and My Shadow

Me and My Shadow

Hoglund Ballpark on a spring afternoon as the sun falls towards the horizon provides amazing light that brings dramatic rich and full color and shadows that stretch out across the blue padding of the outfield fences.

Enlightened Path

Enlightened Path

The title of this photograph was “Enlightened Path” when it ran in the weekly Bird’s Eye View photos feature I produced for five years.

Water Works

Water Works

Granted, this is all speculation, the kind men’s basketball coach Bill Self would humbly try to eschew.

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