Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr.
Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr. Jim Lahde File photo/The Associated Press
Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr. Jim Lahde File photo/The Associated Press

Jesse Newell — he’s won an EPPY for best sports blog and previously has been named top beat writer in his circulation by AP’s Sports Editors — has covered KU sports since 2008. His interest in sports analytics comes from his math teacher father, who handed out rulers to Trick-or-Treaters each year.