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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.

Dayton Moore, Royals get serious

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.

Conference musical-chairs game in session again

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.

Wildcats dominate Big 12 postseason honors

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.

Best of the best: Big 12 and the SEC

The best in college football in 2012, as in most years, is found in the SEC and Big 12 conferences.

Chiefs handle a catastrophic situation with class

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.

K-State snares BCS bowl, but Sooners not so lucky

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.

The Big 12 title is Kansas State's for the taking

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.

Big 12 Rewind: K-State in control

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.

Big 12 Picks: Oklahoma vs. OSU offers up Bedlam

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.

Clint Bowyer, Carl Edwards switch places in 2012

Kansas City-area NASCAR drivers Clint Bowyer and Carl Edwards are both hoping for better seasons in 2013, but for very different reasons.