Chris Emma

Chris Emma mugChris Emma covers the college sports scene for CBSChicago.com, focusing on the Big Ten, Notre Dame and DePaul. He previously worked with Scout.com for five years and also has experience covering the professional sports scene in Chicago.

Follow Chris on Twitter @CEmma670.

Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) goes up for a dunk as UCLA Bruins defenders follow the play during the first half of the CBS Sports Classic on December 20, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Perfection Is Possible For Dominant Kentucky

Kentucky started it with a touchdown and extra point in the opening 90 seconds. The lead grew to 24-0 before UCLA could finally muster up a basket. Eventually, in the second half, the Wildcats led 46-10, bringing back memories of the ’85 Bears and Super Bowl XX.

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Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Jimmy Clausen Gets Chance To Rewrite His Story

“It’s just a great opportunity for me,” Jimmy Clausen says of his impending Sunday start.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Jay Cutler Masks Frustration As Uncertain Future Lingers

“You think you’re going to be here a while,” Cutler says. “I’m still hopeful that’s going to be true.”

CBS Chicago–12/18/2014

Joe Moglia. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Emma: Michigan Would Be Wise To Consider Joe Moglia

A former CEO in the corporate world, Moglia has gone 32-10 at Coastal Carolina.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2014

Duncan Keith

Quenneville: Keith Illness Likely Not Mumps

Duncan Keith was not present for the Blackhawks’ 5-3 win over the division rival Minnesota Wild.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2014

Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery can't haul in a pass in front of Saints defensive back Keenan Lewis in the fourth quarter Monday night at Soldier Field. New Orleans won 31-15, dropping Chicago to 5-9.  (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Following Controversy, Offense Is Inept

Jay Cutler was sacked seven times by the NFL’s 31st-ranked defense.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Emma: Dysfunctional Bears Have No Control

Several players on the Bears offense aren’t playing with passion, Martellus Bennett says.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emery On Kromer Controversy: ‘Angry, Disappointed, Upset’

It was Marc Trestman’s decision to keep Aaron Kromer on staff, Phil Emery said.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2014

Jimmy Graham breaks away from Chris Conte. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma’s Preview: Bears-Saints

Amid a whirlwind week of tearful apologies and anonymous sources — plus one not-so-anonymous source — the Bears attempted to game plan for the New Orleans Saints.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2014

Bears safety Chris Conte, right. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Conte Doubtful, While Gould, Ratliff Are Questionable For Monday

Bears safety Chris Conte is still dealing with a back injury.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Jay Cutler Composed Amid Bears’ Fire

Cutler took the high road when asked about Aaron Kromer, who threw him under the bus.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2014

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Cubs Invested In Win-Now Mode

The Cubs put a $155 million bet down on their bright future.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Raanta Stays Patient, Keeps Smile On His Face

Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta has performed well when he’s had his chances this season.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Blackhawks winger Jeremy Morin. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jeremy Morin Focused On His Game Amid Tough Situation

A report suggests that Morin either wants to be a regular in the lineup or be traded.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2014

Ohio State players celebrate their Big Ten championship. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Emma: Buckeyes Are Deserving Of College Football Playoff Spot

A 59-0 thrashing of the Wisconsin Badgers proved that the Buckeyes are elite.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2014

Brad Richards celebrates with teammates as he skates by the bench after scoring a second period goal against the Los Angeles Kings. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Emma: Blackhawks Catch Fire In Red-Hot ‘PB&K Line’

Success seems to be on the side of Patrick Kane, Brad Richards and Versteeg, a trio that looks as if it’s played together for years, not weeks.

12/05/2014

Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley dives in for a touchdown late in the first half of Dallas' 41-28 win at Soldier Field on Thursday night at Bears linebacker Jon Bostic, left, and safety CHris Conte attempt to tackle him. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images(

Notes: Bears Vow To Keep Fighting

“If you’re not self-motivated, you shouldn’t be doing this job,” Jared Allen says.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

Bears running back Matt Forte is gang tackled by the Cowboys on Thursday night at Soldier Field. Dallas won 41-28, dropping Chicago to 5-8. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Emma: Now We See The Bears Were Doomed From The Start

Too many egos and a lack of leadership has led to a lost season.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

Blackhawks winger Patrick Sharp. (Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images

Patrick Sharp Expected Back Next Week

Sharp has been out a month with a lower-body injury.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2014

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Goalie Corey Crawford To Miss 2-3 Weeks

Crawford suffered the injury off the ice.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

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