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Jackson Ogden

Jackson Ogden, RooTV Co-Executive Producer

Hello readers, my name is Jackson Ogden and I'm a senior here at UMKC majoring in communications with an emphasis on digital media. I'm in charge of RooTV and you can catch me on their weekly giving sports reports. Outside of school, I'm big into working out, watching sports, going to clubs, and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Review: “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”

Jackson Ogden, RooTV Co-Executive Producer
December 10, 2023

  “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” gives fans what the first four “Hunger Games” films lacked, the background on the evil of Panem.   After an eight-year hiatus, the franchise returns with a new movie, taking the audience back to the 10th Hunger Games ever...

GUTS soundtrack features 12 songs, rounding out at 39 minutes.

Olivia Rodrigo “GUTS”: A Second Album Triumph that Cements Her Status

Jackson Ogden, RooTV Co-Executive Producer
September 26, 2023

  Forget a sophomore slump; Olivia Rodrigo just put out a sophomore statement.   Rodrigo released her new album earlier this month, titled “GUTS,” and many fans, including myself, were eager to see what she would do after her massive success with her debut album, “Sour,”...

RayQuawndis Mitchell and Shemarri Allen celebrating on the sideline.

Kansas City Leading Scorers Find New Homes

Jackson Ogden, Staff Writer
May 15, 2023

Kansas City’s two top scorers, RayQuawndis Mitchell and Shemarri Allen, will both be in new uniforms next season.   Mitchell announced his entry into the NBA draft earlier this spring while maintaining his eligibility to come back for another season. After withdrawing...

The Chiefs look to bring in more young players after a Super Bowl season.

Kansas City Mock Draft: Chiefs Select EDGE and Tight End in Day Two

Jackson Ogden, Staff Writer
April 24, 2023

  While many give Patrick Mahomes praise for the Chiefs' Super Bowl LVII win, the real unsung hero was the 2022 draft class.   Kansas City fielded nine rookies in the big game, including four starters. As Mahomes’ contract begins to kick in, it will become vital for...

The Kansas City Chiefs selected a defensive end in the first round.

Chiefs’ Off-Season Opinion: Fortifying the Offensive Line, Letting a Well-Known Player Walk

Jackson Ogden, Staff Writer
February 25, 2023

As the final confetti pieces get picked up and the championship celebration ends, the Kansas City Chiefs’ attention must quickly turn to one thing: positioning themselves to win it all again.    While 31 other teams prepare to take the Chiefs' spot at the top of the league,...

The Kansas

The Ultimate AFC Championship Experience

Jackson Ogden, RooTV Co-Executive Producer, Staff Writer
February 2, 2023

  I’ve been a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan for as long as I can remember, from traveling to Indianapolis in 2013 to watch them lose in the playoffs, to watching them win it all at Super Bowl LIV in 2020.    I thought I had lived it all, but watching the Chiefs win...

Streaming services are considering removing Yes music due to recent controversy surrounding his anti-semitic comments. (Photo taken from Yes Instagram)

Kanye West’s Music Should NOT be Taken Off Streaming Services

Jackson Ogden, Writer
November 29, 2022

  Separating art from artists has been a very hot discussion in recent years, and none bigger than recent  controversy surrounding Ye, formally known as Kanye West.    Most people are aware of the inappropriate, anti-Semitic and harmful statements Ye has said on various...

Kansas City Roos, Womens Basketball

Coach Dionnah Jackson looks to bring a winning attitude in Kansas City

Jackson Ogden, Writer
November 4, 2022

First-year Head Coach Dionnah Jackson-Durrett understands the expectation of her coming off of an electrifying 2021–2022 season that saw the Roos finish with 23 wins, and she is not backing down from the challenge.      "The 23 wins don't scare me. If that's what...

The Kansas City Royals are seeking a new skipper for the upcoming season. (Photo provided by USA Today)

Five Potential Managers for the Royals

Jackson Ogden, Writer
October 17, 2022

  Mike Matheny is out as Royals manager after posting a 165-219 record in three seasons with the team.   Although there was some noticeable improvement from years one to two in Matheny’s tenure, year three saw the Royals' win total drop from 74 to 65, signaling...

Kansas City Roos, Mens Basketball

Way Too Early Summit League Men’s Basketball Power Rankings

Jackson Ogden, Writer
October 11, 2022

South Dakota St.   A year after going 30-6 overall and 18-5 in the conference, 12 Jackrabbits, including three starters, will return to top the league once again. The last time the Jackrabbits finished below first in the conference was 2016-2017, and with this...

Dayton Moore, Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals Fire Long-Time General Manager Dayton Moore

Jackson Ogden, Writer
September 22, 2022

  The Kansas City Royals owner John Sherman announced that President of Baseball Operations, Dayton Moore, has been dismissed from his duties.   The move was announced in a press conference this past Wednesday.    The decision comes after Moore spent 16...

UMKC, Sports

Sports Betting in Kansas Becomes Official, How do UMKC Students Feel?

Jackson Ogden, Writer
September 13, 2022

 Kansas became the newest state to join the fast-growing movement of legalized sports gambling on September 1, 2022.   With access to legalized sports gambling closer to home than ever before, UMKC students are voicing their opinions on the matter.   "I don’t...

Kansas City Roos, Anderson Kopp

Meet a Roo: Anderson Kopp

Jackson Ogden, Writer
August 25, 2022

Anderson Kopp is a senior guard on the UMKC men’s basketball team who is one of the few players returning for the 2022–2023 season. In this brief sitdown, Anderson discusses his excitement for the upcoming season, his journey to UMKC, and even some of the changes the team...

Men’s basketball: Kansas City’s last-minute offensive explosion helps them soar past St. Thomas

Men’s basketball: Season in review

Jackson Ogden
March 16, 2022

The 2021-2022 season has come to an end for Roos basketball, so it’s time to look back and highlight some of the key moments from the 19-13 campaign. Starting off way back in November, the Roos had a rough start to the season, starting 0-2 against Minnesota and Iowa, but...

The Roos will face the fifth seed South Dakota on March 6. (Julia Kapros/Roo News)

Men’s basketball: Roos take on South Dakota in first round of tournament play

Jackson Ogden
March 6, 2022

Kansas City enters the weekend as the fourth seed in the Summit League Conference Tournament and will be taking on fifth seed South Dakota for a chance to play in the semifinals. These two have already faced off twice this season, with the Roos winning both matchups. South...

The Roos will look to secure second place in the Summit League with a win. (Julia Kapros/Roo News)

Men’s basketball: Roos set to face Jackrabbits in regular season finale

Jackson Ogden
February 26, 2022

The 2021-2022 regular season comes to an end this Saturday, Feb. 26, as Kansas City takes on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in a game with conference implications on the line. The Jackrabbits have already clinched the Summit League with an incredible 26-4 record and a...

Women’s basketball: Roos’ win eighth straight behind dominant fourth quarter performance

Women’s basketball: Roos’ win eighth straight behind dominant fourth quarter performance

Jackson Ogden
February 21, 2022

The Kansas City women’s basketball team took on North Dakota last Thursday and rallied for a 71-61 home win. Brooklyn McDavid led the way in a spectacular 29-point performance, her seventh time this season topping 20 points "Tonight we needed her to do that, and she...

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