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Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff. (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Big Ten Media Days Notebook: Iowa’s Scherff A Freak Among Men

At 315 pounds himself, Brandon Sherff has famously cleaned 443 pounds three times.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

Maryland coach Randy Edsall. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Emma: NCAA Change Can’t Come Soon Enough

Maryland coach Randy Edsall sounded off at media days, saying there needs to be “big changes.”

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

NCAA president Mark Emmert. (Getty Images)

NCAA Settles Concussion Suit With $70M Fund

“I wouldn’t say these changes solve the safety problems, but they do reduce the risks,” a lead attorney said.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian. (John Gress/Getty Images)

Big Ten Media Days Notebook: Union Experience Rallies Northwestern Together

On the East Coast, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood says his squad “moves the needle on TV in New York City.”

CBS Chicago–07/28/2014

Illinois running back Josh Ferguson, left. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Emma: For Illinois, It’s ‘Win Or Die’

Illini football coach Tim Beckman understands the pressure he’s facing this season.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2014

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

Illinois Trustees Give Groce Extension, Boost Arena Renovation Budget

John Groce is now under contract through the 2018-’19 season.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2014

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

Wisch: Illini (Coaching) Standards Out Of Whack

Don’t blame Illinois’ admission standards for a lack of football talent — the onus is on the coaches.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

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Former Illinois O-Lineman Afryl Passes Away

Shawn Afryl, 22, suffered cardiac arrest while practicing.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2014

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Big 12 Commissioner: ‘Cheating Pays’

“There’s a lot of change coming,” Bob Bowlsby says.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Times Announced For First Two Illinois Football Games

Get ready for early starts with a pair of 11 a.m. kickoffs to open the season.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2014

Photo courtesy of Notre Dame.

View: Notre Dame’s New FieldTurf Design

It’s similar to the scheme on the old natural grass, with the addition of a midfield logo.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2014

SEC commissioner Mike Slive. (Getty Images)

SEC Commissioner Slive Continues Push For Big Five Autonomy

“Things are different and expectations of student-athletes are different,” Mike Slive said.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wisch: A Proposal For The ‘Barnstorming Illini’ In 2015

Illinois has to play five home games outside Champaign next season, but that’s not such a bad thing.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

State Farm Center. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Bring The IHSA Basketball Tourney Back Home

Bidding’s open, and there’s an aura about holding it at the state’s flagship university.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2014

Jabari Parker of Duke smiles during an interview after being drafted #2 overall in the first round by the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Bucks Acquire Simeon Standout Jabari Parker As No. 2 Draft Pick Overall

The Duke forward said he’s excited to play for Milwaukee because it puts him near his family in Chicago.

06/26/2014

Doug McDermott. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Bulls Trade No. 16 And 19 Picks For Forward Doug McDermott

(CBS) – The Bulls made their first big move of the offseason Thursday night during the NBA Draft, acquiring Creighton forward and scoring whiz Doug McDermott via trade from the Nuggets. Chicago sent its No. 16 […]

CBS Chicago–06/26/2014

Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma: A Day With Iowa’s Coach McCaffery

The fiery Fran McCaffery has won over fans and turned the tide of Hawkeye basketball.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2014

(Photo courtesy of DePaul athletic communications)

View: Updated Renderings Of DePaul’s New McCormick Arena

The new arena is set to open for the 2016-’17 season.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2014

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

Emma: A Day With Illinois’ Coach Beckman

Through the good and bad, Tim Beckman cherishes each moment in dream position.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Northwestern RB Jones To Transfer

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern running back Malin Jones is transferring. The school announced Friday it has granted his request for a release and that he plans to play elsewhere. Jones had three rushes as […]

06/06/2014