Chip Rouse has spent over 40 years working in and with the news media. A journalist by training and a graduate of the University of Kansas, Rouse has worked as a senior corporate communications executive and consultant for over 30 years. In addition, he has served as editor-in-chief of a leading trade publication for the motion picture industry, as a daily newspaper reporter and in radio and TV. His real passion, however, is sports. A Kansas City native, Rouse has avidly followed and written about and for the Kansas City sports community since his teenage years, a span of almost 50 years.
The Kansas City Royals have decided that getting front-line starting pitching now is more important than holding on to top prospects for the future.
The Big 12 says things are fine the way they are, while another round of conference realignment musical chairs triggers renewed speculation that the Big 12 isn't done adding new members.
With 11 selections to the All-Big 12 football first and second teams, Kansas State led all conference schools in postseason honors named by the 10 league coaches, including Offensive Player, Defensive Player and Coach of the Year awards.
The best in college football in 2012, as in most years, is found in the SEC and Big 12 conferences.
In a season heaped in tragedy, the Kansas City Chiefs are conflicted by their emotions for their fallen teammate and the deadly consequences of his unexpected, horrific actions.
Kansas State took care of business this past weekend and is headed to the Fiesta Bowl to face a very tough challenge in Oregon State in a battle of the two teams projected after Week 12 to be headed for the BCS National Championship.
It's all comes down to this: A Kansas State victory over Texas on Saturday and an Oklahoma win or loss to TCU will give the Wildcats the Big 12 crown. A K-State loss and an OU win, however, would give the Sooners the title.
It's not over till it's over, but Kansas State is in control of its own destiny. A win over Texas will give the Cats their second Big 12 crown in football and the league's automatic BCS bowl bid.
When in-state archrivals Oklahoma and Oklahoma State get together on the football field, which they have 106 times, you know there is going to be a lot of offense. What else would you expect from the Bedlam Series.
Kansas City-area NASCAR drivers Clint Bowyer and Carl Edwards are both hoping for better seasons in 2013, but for very different reasons.