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T.J. Oshie  of the United States scores on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Zawaski: USA Defeats Russia in Shootout Thriller: What We Learned

It is impossible to argue that Team USA’s 3-2 shootout win over Russia wasn’t a fantastic sporting event, let alone hockey game.

670 The Score–02/15/2014

Marcus Smart. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: When Is The Fan The Thug?

In no other work environment do we allow harassment like we do at sporting events.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2014

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of National Signing Day

The opportunity provided by a scholarship is great, but the objectification of kids isn’t.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2014

New Year's Eve In Chicago

Your Very Personal 2014 Sports New Year’s Resolution

Here’s to a smarter 2014.

01/01/2014

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Who’s Been Naughty And Nice In Chicago Sports This Year?

Ho, ho, ho! Baffoe Claus here. I’m way better than Ditka Claus because I don’t smell like cigars, I haven’t been compromised by endorsement commitments (yet), and children are genuinely happy when I show up to their homes bearing gifts (pizza is the greatest gift of all; wine for children, not so much).

670 The Score–12/24/2013

Brandon Paul  drives to the basket against Phil Pressey of the Missouri Tigers during the Bud Light Braggin' Rights Game. (Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Wisch: It Doesn’t Get Better Than Braggin’ Rights

A few years ago, when rumors were swirling about Missouri potentially jumping from the Big 12 to Jim Delany’s favorite league, there was one B1G reason why I didn’t want it to happen.

670 The Score–12/21/2013

Mark Dantonio.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Silverman: Spartans Hoping They Can Unleash Defense Against Favored Buckeyes

Ohio State and Michigan State are the two dominant teams in the Big Ten and they deserve to be playing for the Big Ten championship.

670 The Score–12/05/2013

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Sorry On The Field, But Smart With Scheduling

Right now, Illinois football isn’t going anywhere. But in the future? Well, it could be.

670 The Score–10/31/2013

Tony Jones  is congratulated by teammates including Geoff Mogus #53 after scoring a touchdown on the Maine Black Bears. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Silverman: Northwestern Ready To Stand Up To Ohio State Bullies

Even the most devout pro football fans should pay attention to what’s going to happen in Evanston tonight when Ohio State comes calling on Northwestern.

670 The Score–10/05/2013

Illinois coach Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Football Has Chicago Options For 2015

I’ve compiled a list of nonconference opponents that also have an open date on Sept. 5, 2015.

670 The Score–09/20/2013

John Groce. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wisch: Groce Is The Coach Illini Fans Have Been Waiting For

From the looks of things, it appears that Illinois has a truly elite coach in John Groce.

670 The Score–09/13/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: Tim Beckman Can Win – With A Great O-Coordinator

If Tim Beckman’s coaching career at Illinois really does go from knocking on death’s door to cracking – or even kicking – it open for his return in 2014, he’ll probably be able to thank heavens for one person.

670 The Score–09/12/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Needs B1G Games Every Week

I’m getting on board with the idea of the Big Ten spreading out its conference games throughout the entire season.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2013

Joe Paterno. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Paterno Is Not Exonerated

Welp, it’s true. Haters are indeed going to hate.

670 The Score–09/06/2013

John Groce. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini’s Groce Burning Up The Recruiting Trail

They say where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

670 The Score–09/05/2013

Johnny Manziel.  (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Are You Not Entertained By Johnny Manziel?

To call Johnny Manziel an acquired taste is an insult to black coffee, Malört, and Southeast Asia.

670 The Score–09/04/2013

Johnny Manziel.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Silverman: Johnny Football’s Profit-Seeking May Help Future College Athletes

The rules don’t allow it, but he may be unwittingly helping the cause of college athletes for generations to come.

670 The Score–08/06/2013