When the KU basketball team set out for a European tour earlier this month, the Lawrence Journal-World was the lone American news outlet to send a reporter. Jesse Newell, editor the Journal-World’s KUSports.com site, accompanied the team to Switzerland and France.
The Lawrence Journal-World, Kansans’ eminent source of KU news, had a reporter, Jesse Newell, on the scene, and he dutifully filed a story recapping the incident. Because players spitting on officials is interesting in a there’s-nothing-else-to-talk-about kind of way, Sporting News pounced on the Journal-World article and rewrote it for their website. …Here is the first paragraph from The Journal-World‘s article:Even Kansas University coach Bill Self had trouble describing what he saw from Swiss forward David Ramseier in the second quarter of Kansas’ 79-76 exhibition victory Tuesday.And the first paragraph from Sporting News:Even University of Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self, rarely at a loss for words, had trouble describing what he saw from Swiss forward David Ramseier in the second quarter of the Jayhawks’ 79-76 tour-opening exhibition victory Tuesday in Fribourg, Switzerland, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.