Jaylon Smith #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hits Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Late Penalty Kills Irish Bid To Upset FSU

Notre Dame thought it had the winning touchdown in the closing seconds.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2014

Purdue center A.J. Hammons, right. (Mike Mcginnis/Getty Images)

Emma: The Curious Case Of A.J. Hammons

Purdue center A.J. Hammons can’t hide from the spotlight, much as he might like to.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2014

Notre Dame fans. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: I’m Sorry That You’re A Notre Dame Fan This Weekend

Jameis Winston doesn’t receive much sympathy outside Tallahassee.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2014

Bo Ryan. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Emma: High Hopes Don’t Faze Badgers

“We have a lot of expectations of ourselves,”Frank Kaminsky says.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Kentucky coach John Calipari.  (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kentucky Tabbed No. 1 In Preseason Coaches Poll

(CBS) With most of its core coming back from a national runner-up finish, Kentucky has been tabbed as the preseason No. 1 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, it was announced Thursday. After falling to […]

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

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

Illini’s Groce: We Have ‘Excitement, Momentum’

Illinois basketball coach John Groce had plenty to talk about at Big Ten media day.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, left, and Traevon Jackson. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Emma: 5 Preseason Big Ten Basketball Storylines

Big Ten basketball media day is upon us, and the season’s just around the corner.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

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

Heisman Watch: Everett Golson Goes Head-To-Head With Jameis Winston

There is no disputing which game deserves the Heisman spotlight game this week. Notre Dame and Florida State will offer the biggest stage for a pair of Heisman Trophy candidates.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

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Report: Former Illinois Assistant Wayne McClain Passes Away

McClain was a former Illinois assistant and state champion high school coach.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Rodgers Not The First NFL QB Illini Dropped The Ball On

Illinois football has whiffed on some great signal-callers in the past two decades.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Photo courtesy of the Illinois athletic department.

View: Illinois To Wear ‘Gray Ghost’ Uniforms To Honor Red Grange

This is quite the new look for the Illini.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Bernstein: In Jameis Winston Case, Silliness Hides Seriousness

There’s so much controversy surrounding Winston that we forget what’s most important.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

SEC commissioner Mike Slive. (Getty Images)

Mike Slive Will Retire As SEC Commissioner In July

The SEC has won 67 national titles across 15 sports since Slive took over in 2002.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2014

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 11: Amir Carlisle #3 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is tackled by Sam Smiley #3 and Travis Hughes #9 of the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium on October 11, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated North Carloina 50-43. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Notre Dame Fighting For Respect Vs. Florida State

Until Notre Dame proves it can beat one of the elite programs in college football on a grand stage, the overall assessment of Notre Dame will be that it is good, but not good enough. But this season appears to be up for grabs with plenty of surprises still to come. Can Notre Dame offer one more surprise?

CBS Chicago–10/14/2014

Tarean Folston #25 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs for a touchdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium on October 11, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 6 Notre Dame Pulls Out 50-43 Win Over North Carolina

Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes to overcome his three turnovers.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2014

Corey Clement #6 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Camp Randall Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Badgers Hold Off Illini, 38-28

Melvin Gordon rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns to lead Wisconsin.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2014

Trevor Siemian #13 of the Northwestern Wildcats passes the ball during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 11, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Minnesota Beats Northwestern 24-17

Jalen Myrick returned a kickoff 100 yards in the fourth quarter to atone for a penalty on the previous drive and help Minnesota defeat Northwestern, 24-17, on Saturday.

10/11/2014

Memorial Stadium. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Declining Student Attendance Shouldn’t Surprise

Outside the walls of Minnesota’s magnificent TCF Bank Stadium, the party raged on past kickoff time of 11 a.m.

10/11/2014

Former Wisconsin coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Wisch: Badgers Shows Us Illini Football Can Be More

Wisconsin was once in the doldrums and is now a Big Ten power.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 04: Dak Prescott #15 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs runs for yards against the Texas A&M Aggies during the fourth quarter of a game at Davis Wade Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. Mississippi State won the game 48-31. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott Is More Than Tim Tebow 2.0

As the season has seen the rise of Mississippi State football, quarterback Dak Prescott has emerged on the scene as one of college football’s best. Is Prescott the best player in college football?

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