Category Archives: Kansas Athletics

Bird’s Eye View of the Sports Photography Workshop

The eye of the Jayhawk, KU’s beloved mascot,¬†inspired the first part of the title for this post. The¬†photographic feature in Rock Chalk Weekly has become my great photographic challenge and love. For two years, Kansas Athletics has published the weekly … Continue reading

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From Fruits and Nuts to Dreamland

While walking a golf course in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in mid-May, the mother of a golfer from Southern Charleston University struck up a conversation with me. Filled with pride over her son and the school playing in the NCAA Men’s Golf … Continue reading

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Some Time It Just Bleeds You

A friend and subscriber to this blog approached me at a KU track & field meet saying, “I can tell you must be really busy because you haven’t written a blog in a long time.” That certainly is the truth. … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 48

The previous look at a football game between Kansas and Kansas State dealt with futility. This story, on the game played between the teams on November 9, 1996, is about ability. Kansas State came to Lawrence ranked No. 13. They … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 47

This Saturday, when Kansas and Kansas State meet in Memorial Stadium, one team will be fighting to avoid a winless season. The other will be fighting for their bowl life. Neither team met their hopes or expectations for the season. … Continue reading

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No Cart – No Problem

As I drove through Manhattan on Monday morning, the text message from KU’s women’s golf coach Erin O’Neil that popped up on my phone bore bad news. “There was an issue with carts so you and KSU photographer have to … Continue reading

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Showtime

Since 2006, it has been my privilege to be one of the instructors and presenters at the Sports Photography Workshop in Colorado Springs. This year’s workshop runs from July 22 – 27. Some of the finest photographers in the nation … Continue reading

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Why I Love My Job – Part II

A friend stopped by my photo position outside the centerfield fence during the fifth inning Friday night. He inquired why I was still at the softball game between KU and No. 5 Oklahoma at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park. … Continue reading

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Why I Love My Job

My first steps Saturday morning were very measured. My ankles cracked, my left knee ached and “bounded” was the only way to describe my lower back. My internal alarm clock woke me at 6:45 Saturday morning after a Friday that … Continue reading

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A Job Well Done

Erik Ashel is a young, talented and hard-working videographer and producer with Time-Warner Sports in Kansas City. Laura and I knew this even before he approached us about doing the video you see with this post. However, our appreciation of … Continue reading

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