Chris Emma covers the college sports scene for CBSChicago.com, focusing on the Big Ten, Notre Dame and DePaul. He has worked with Scout.com for five years, where he currently covers Purdue athletics and recruiting. A native of Chicago’s western suburbs, he currently lives in the great state of Indiana.
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The San Francisco native keeps it California cool on the outside, but must steady his mind for a long season.
On April 25, Northwestern’s scholarship football players will vote on the potential formation of a union, the first of its kind in college athletics.
There aren’t many long-tenured stalwarts or stars for the Cubs, but the chemistry is still clicking.
Mike Olt has a renewed belief and confidence with his vision problems behind him.
By Chris Emma- CHICAGO (CBS) — On a brisk April morning in Wrigleyville, the same warm sentiments returned to Ryne Sandberg. Memories were renewed as the Phillies’ team bus approached Wrigley Field, driving through the [...]
One way or another, Shabazz Napier, Frank Kaminsky and Andrew Harrison will be difference makers.
The Wildcats are off the the Final Four after their third straight double-digit comeback win.
Kentucky, Virginia and Michigan are peaking, and Florida’s as strong as ever.
Names like Sean Locke won’t ever fade for those on the wrong end of the point spread.
Young cancer survivor Lacey Holsworth and the Spartans have a special bond.
With a week off from a busy basketball season, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo took his team on a trip.
By Chris Emma (CBS) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — In bold lettering on their red warm-up shirts, the Wisconsin Badgers are reminded of what their program’s culture is all about: The Badger Way What does it mean? [...]
“There’s no magic formula,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says.
There’s no salvation waiting for Purdue, but hope resides for Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.
The Wildcats passed on an interested Jimmy Garoppolo at a one-day camp in 2009, but he’s content with the path he took.
Picked to finish last in the Big Ten, the Cornhuskers have the NCAA Tournament in their sights.
Somewhat miraculously, Illinois and Indiana have climbed into NCAA Tournament contention.
Despite losing star big man Mitch McGary, the Wolverines have climbed to the top of the Big Ten.
By Chris Emma- (CBS) Decades have passed since Nebraska had hope on the hardcourt. A team that has historically been an afterthought on its own campus — plus everywhere else — has energized a fan [...]
CHICAGO — At 9 a.m. sharp on Tuesday, Kain Colter’s movement for change began. The doors opened inside the federal courthouse, and the quarterback became a star witness. Colter walked in wearing a grey suit [...]