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Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: After Adversity, Golson Sparking The Irish

“He just understands the game,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2014

Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer, center. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Searching For A Silver Lining

The Big Ten is down — and perhaps out of the College Football Playoff already.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2014

The Northern Illinois Huskies celebrated after Saturday's win at Northwestern. (David Banks/Getty Images)

View: NIU Ad In Tribune Trolls Illinois, Northwestern

Hey, if you’re winning, you can talk all you want, right?

CBS Chicago–09/12/2014

Illinois senior guard Tracy Abrams. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Illini Guard Tracy Abrams To Miss Season With ACL Tear

Losing a senior starter is a big blow for the Illini.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks warms up before the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Autzen Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: QB Marcus Mariota Hopes To End Oregon’s Heisman Drought

There have been some worthy candidates since the Ducks became recognized as a national power in the sport, but quarterback Marcus Mariota may have the best chance to finally end that Heisman drought in Eugene.

09/11/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Lose Brunson, But All Is Not Lost

John Groce has Illinois in it to the end so often that he’ll soon land a big fish.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

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Stevenson Star Jalen Brunson Chooses Villanova Over Illinois

The Illini are a bridesmaid once again.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

There Are Crazy Callers Into Ann Arbor Radio Too

This is an all-timer of a call from Paul in Toledo into a Michigan radio station.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Pat Fitzgerald Is Really Salty About Northwestern’s Struggles

“We’re an embarrassment,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

The Northern Illinois Huskies celebrated after Saturday's win at Northwestern. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Top Dogs: How NIU Has Found Sustained Success

The Huskies’ rise to prominence has been years in the making.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Mark Czott. (Credit: CBS)

NU Football Player’s Summer Internship No Secret

One Northwestern Wildcat reserve pulled double duty this summer. CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke has more on his special mission.

09/09/2014

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

Wisch: Lunt’s Slow Starts Can’t Follow Illini To Seattle

Illinois is 2-0 despite sluggish starts to games.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

Running back Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans scores a touchdown during the second quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Battered Big Ten Is Beleaguered, But Not Beaten Just Yet

Unfortunately for the Big Ten, the chance to prove itself on the national stage in 2014 has officially been missed.

09/09/2014

Penn State football coach James Franklin. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

NCAA Lifts Penn State’s Postseason Ban

The Nittany Lions were halfway through a four-year postseason ban stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2014

Paris Logan of the Northern Illinois Huskies celebrates his interception against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

NIU Slips Past Northwestern In 23-15 Win

Drew Hare passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Northern Illinois to a 23-15 win over in-state rival Northwestern on Saturday.

09/06/2014

Illini helmet logo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini Come Back To Knock Off W. Kentucky, 42-34

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt threw for three touchdowns and Taylor Barton returned an interception for a late score to secure a comeback win over Western Kentucky Saturday, 42-34.

09/06/2014

Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: NIU Primed To Break Through In A B1G Way

Since 1998, NIU has a .610 winning percentage, far better than that of Illinois or Northwestern.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke, eft, and Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Baffoe: End Of Notre Dame-Michigan Rivalry A Perfect NCAA Metaphor

Saturday’s game is the last on the docket between the Wolverines and Irish.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Michigan State Spartans. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Oh, What A Night

Michigan State-Oregon is must-watch TV, plus 10 Big Ten thoughts and power rankings.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

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Heisman Watch: Kenny Hill Thrilled But It Is A Long Season

If you did not know his name before Thursday, you undoubtedly know it now. Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill put on quite the show in his debut as the starting quarterback in the post-Johnny Manziel […]

09/04/2014