Terry Rombeck

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Terry Rombeck left the News Center in December 2009. Some of his work will continue to appear on a freelance or already written basis.

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Party in Tempe: What to do if you go to the Insight Bowl

Traveling to the Insight Bowl? It should be warm, for starters — but the recreation and nightlife are pretty hot, too. Here are some tips on where to go.

Championship spurs thousands to preserve newspaper copies

Tens of thousands of Jayhawk fans picked up extra copies of the Journal-World last week, seeking a memento of the national championship win. Someday, though, those newspapers will fade and disintegrate. It's just a matter of how long.

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Orange zest

Recipe ideas to help you celebrate the BCS berth

At first blush, the idea seemed OK. It was even appeeling. Er, appealing. When the Jayhawks were picked for the Orange Bowl, my wife and I were looking for some sort of theme for the bowl-watching party we were planning for a few friends. Jana suggested we serve only foods that included oranges.

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Miami advice

There's plenty to do for bowl-bound Jayhawk fans

Gail Scott can't wait to be an honorary tour guide for her fellow Jayhawks in Miami. After living there 27 years, she boasts: "I know everything you would want to know about Miami." So let's get some tour advice from Scott and Bruce Frazey, another KU alum living in South Florida. They say Floridian Jayhawks will welcome you with open - and probably well-tanned - arms as you prepare to head to the Orange Bowl early next month.

Long shot

Even with basketball knowledge, chances of bracket-betting perfection remain slim

Here's a number you probably don't want to think about today as you're filling out your NCAA tournament bracket for your office pool. According to Kansas University math professor Ben Cobb, the probability of picking all 32 first-round winners randomly is 1 in 4.3 billion.

New gear powers up tailgating fun

Tailgating season - you might prefer to call it "football season" - is close enough you can almost smell the brats.

Worth doing in Fort Worth

KU bowl game site home to arts, gourmet dining

Brian Fleming is tired of his hometown getting a bad rap. So Fleming, a Kansas University junior, is glad thousands of Jayhawk fans will be headed to Fort Worth next week.

Love of KU basketball inspires 'Airball' book

It's not hard to figure out where Lisa Harkrader got the inspiration for the main character in her book "Airball: My Life in Briefs," a seventh-grade basketball fan who is better yelling on the sideline than he is on the court.

Going the extra meal

Holly Gault spends most of her days in the classroom and on the soccer field. She doesn't have much time to be in the kitchen.

Violations probe cost KU Athletics Corp. $143,493

Kansas University spent $143,493 in the past two years to outline violations in its athletics department, officials said.

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