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

Emma: Michigan Must Return To Championship Standard

Brady Hoke was in the wrong place. A MAC success story wasn’t meant in Michigan.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan Fires Brady Hoke

Hoke was 31-20 in four seasons as coach at Michigan.

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Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Is That It For Brian Kelly?

It’s a messy situation at Notre Dame, with no easy answer for Kelly or the school.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their 42-28 victory over the Michigan Wolverines by performing their alma mater song Carmen Ohio at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: The Playoff Begins Now

The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.

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Illinois guard Jaylon Tate. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Illinois Moves Into AP Poll At No. 24

The Illini (6-0) visit the 15th-ranked Miami Hurricanes (7-0) on Tuesday.

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Bo Pelini, left. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Pelini Firing Puts Parody Twitter Account In Limbo

We can all agree it would be sad to see @FauxPelini have to go.

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Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Mediocrity Reigns At Illinois

Tim Beckman being retained sends a message.

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Northern Illinois Gets By Maine, 61-56

Michael Orris scored 18 points and Darrell Bowie added 16 to help Northern Illinois beat Maine on Sunday.

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A DePaul University basketball jersey. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

DePaul Stuns Sluggish Stanford, 87-72

Myke Henry scored 16 of his 29 points in the second half, leading DePaul to an 87-72 upset of Stanford on Sunday.

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Tim Beckman.  (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Emma: Beckman Staying At Illinois

Illinois will retain football coach Tim Beckman, a team source confirmed.

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George Farmer #8 of the USC Trojans runs for a touchdown after his catch in front of Cole Luke #36 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the first quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kessler’s 6 TDs Lead USC Past Notre Dame, 49-14

Cody Kessler passed for 372 yards and threw two of his six touchdown passes to George Farmer.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2014

: Head coach Tim Beckman of the Illinois Fighting Illini coaches against the Northwestern Wildcats during the fourth quarter.  . (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Firing Beckman Would Be Foolish

A different scene took place two years ago at Ryan Field.

11/29/2014

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Dayton Shuts Down UIC, 75-41

Jordan Sibert scored 22 points, and Devon Scott added 13 plus 10 rebounds.

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osh Ferguson #6 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs past Kyle Queiro #21 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half on November 29, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Illinois Becomes Bowl Eligible With 47-33 Win Over Northwestern

Reilly O’Toole passed for 147 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 147 yards, Josh Ferguson had a pair of rushing scores and Illinois took advantage of five Northwestern turnovers for a 47-33 victory over its in-state and Big Ten rival on Saturday.

11/29/2014

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Grant Goes Deep In Irish Win Over Chicago State

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jerian Grant matched a career high with 26 points, including a career-best six 3-point field goals Saturday to pace Notre Dame’s 90-42 rout of Chicago State at Purcell Pavilion. Pat […]

11/29/2014

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Northern Illinois Tops Western Michigan, Wins Mac West Crown

Drew Hare ran for Northern Illinois’ final two touchdowns as the Huskies scored 24 unanswered points to defeat Western Michigan and win a fifth consecutive Mid-American Conference West title.

11/28/2014

Guard Anthony Clemmons #5 of the Iowa Hawkeyes drives to the basket against forward Darrell Bowie #10 of the Northern Illinois Huskies, in the first half on November 26, 2014 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Iowa Rolls Past Northern Illinois 70-49

Aaron White and Anthony Clemmons each scored 14 points to lead Iowa to a 70-49 win over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night.

11/26/2014

Schaefer, Kempton Lead Lehigh Past DePaul 86-74

Corey Schaefer had 17 points and five assists while Tim Kempton added 16 points with 11 rebounds, pushing Lehigh past DePaul 86-74 on Wednesday night.

11/26/2014

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Notre Dame Cruises Past Grambling State 81-54

Demetrius Jackson scored 17 points to lead Notre Dame over visiting Grambling State 81-54 on Wednesday.

11/26/2014

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Western Carolina Cruises Past Chicago State 66-61

Torrion Brummitt scored 14 points and Rhett Harrelson had 11 points with six assists to lead Western Carolina past Chicago State 66-61 in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic tournament on Wednesday night.

11/26/2014