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Chris Emma

Chris Emma mugChris 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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Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Emma: Wisconsin To Face Similar Style Against LSU

The Badgers and Tigers will provide an early test for each other Saturday in Houston.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2014

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Emma: Big Ten Power Rankings, Preseason Edition

With an elite defense, Mark Dantonio’s Spartans are dreaming of the College Football Playoff.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2014

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

Emma: Bears Aim To Make Noise In Seattle

“It’s rough, to go into a stadium like that,” Jay Cutler says.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Bears ‘Still Growing’ Halfway Through Preseason

“You’re just trying to make sure you have more good days than bad days,” D.J. Williams says.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 19: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks takes the field for the 2014 NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

Bears Notes: Players Understand Friday’s Tall Task

Plus, Jay Cutler is high on the signing of wideout Santonio Holmes.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Bears receiver Micheal Spurlock is competing for a role as kick/punt returner. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: In Search Of Returns

Plus, the defense is “revealing itself” and the latest injury news.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

Santonio Holmes. (Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Emma: Holmes Embracing Opportunity With Bears

“It’s going to be fun this year,” Santonio Holmes says. “That’s all I have to say about it.”

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

Bears running back Ka'Deem Carey. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Chicago Far From Finished Product

Kyle Fuller and Zach Miller also exited the game early with injuries.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2014

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

Emma: With Camp Over, Bears Start Next Chapter

Chicago still has questions to answer entering its second preseason game.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2014

Head coach Marc Trestman of the Chicago Bears during the first half of a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field on August 8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Bears Take A Moment To Smile, After Strong Preseason Opener

Satisfaction had set in, not too long after the final whistle. It wasn’t an overjoyed celebration; this was just a preseason contest. But the Bears were pleased with their play.

08/09/2014

Bears tight end Zach Miller hauls in a touchdown pass from Jay Cutler in the first quarter of Chicago's 34-28 preseason win against Philadelphia on Friday night at Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Miller Among Breakout Names In Chicago’s Win

Meanwhile, Chicago’s special teams struggled and the offensive line lost a man.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2014

David Fales. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Emma: Fales Tries To Find NFL Way In Limited Reps

“We like what we’ve seen up to this point,” Marc Trestman says of David Fales.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2014

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

Bears Notes: Bennett Sent Home After Fight

Two new names were also added to the injury list: Jordan Mills and Isaiah Frey.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2014

Marquess Wilson. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Still No Timetable For Bears WR Wilson After Surgery

Marquess Wilson suffered a broken right clavicle in Monday’s practice.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2014

Martellus Bennett. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Fight Brings Practice To Early End

Martellus Bennett slammed Kyle Fuller to the ground after taking issue with an aggressive tackle.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2014

Marquess Wilson. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bears WR Marquess Wilson Suffers Fractured Clavicle

The first practice of a game week turned ugly for the Bears.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2014

Bears guard Matt Slauson, center. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Long, Slauson Always On Guard

Kyle Long is the engaging personality, while Matt Slauson is quiet and unassuming.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2014

Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long. (Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Camp Comes Back Home

Recovered from a viral infection, Kyle Long strapped on pads for the first time.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2014

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Emma: 5 Big Ten Football Storylines

Can the Big Ten finally produce a national champion again? Ohio State has the talent.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Brandon Marshall, left, with Jay Cutler. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Marshall Says Cutler Could ‘Absolutely’ Be MVP

Also, Kyle Long has been cleared to return to action and should be in pads Saturday.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2014

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