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.

Matt Forte  carries the football 13 yds for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Leadership Rallies Bears At Halftime

The chorus of boos at the halftime whistle was much louder than the Bears’ play. Chicago trailed Tampa Bay 10-0 and should have been losing by more.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2014

Quarterback Josh McCown  of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hugs his former head coach Marc Trestman. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: McCown, Smith Come Up Short Against Former Team

Mere moments before kickoff at Soldier Field, the emotions finally set in for Josh McCown.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2014

Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Welcome Annual Circus Trip

Chicago is excited to prove itself against some of the West’s best on the road.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

The Kentucky bench celebrates during a blowout win against Kansas in the Champions Classic. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Emma: Kentucky Has Embarrassment Of Riches

If the Wildcats continue placing team before self-interest, watch out.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Blackhawks center Brad Richards. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: In Chicago, Richards Playing For Family

Blackhawks center Brad Richards was honored in playing his 1,000th game Sunday.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2014

Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ van Riemsdyk Suffers ‘Pretty Bad’ Leg Injury

Rookie Trevor van Riemsdyk will be out “a while,” coach Joel Quenneville says.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2014

Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Reserved van Riemsdyk Making His Name Known

“For a young kid, the most unusual thing is how consistent he’s been,” Joel Quenneville says.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2014

Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya. (Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Oduya ‘Fine,’ Sharp Still 3-4 Weeks Away

Also, Daniel Carcillo is expected to return Sunday against Dallas.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2014

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Blackhawks, Lightning Bring Thrilling Hockey

“Our game is getting closer to becoming complete,” Joel Quenneville says.

CBS Chicago–11/12/2014

Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk, left. (Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Notes: van Riemsdyk Has Milestone Goal Stripped

Also, Daniel Carcillo is nearing a return from injury.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2014

Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Blackhawks Looking For Killer Instinct

“We’ve lost some tough games that we’re accustomed to winning,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville says.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Getty Images)

Emma: Packers Can Cripple Bears’ Season

“When you’re 3-5, there’s got to be a little desperation in there,” Aaron Rodgers says.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2014

Packers coach Mike McCarthy, left, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Emma: Packers Always Know Who’s In Charge

Green Bay doesn’t over-analyze leadership like Chicago does, and its approach works.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Emma: Chicago Programs On Quest To End NCAA Tournament Drought

No college program in Chicago has made the NCAA Tournament since 2004.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Blackhawks Baffled By Scoring Struggles

Chicago is without a goal in its last 64 shots.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. (Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Emma: Quest To Be The Best Is What Drives Wisconsin’s Gordon

“It drives me,” Melvin Gordon says of seeing the other top running backs’ accomplishments.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2014

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

Emma’s End-Around: Michigan State’s No Longer The ‘Little Brother’

Saturday figures to show how far the Spartans have come and how far the Wolverines have fallen.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Emma: Playoff Committee Has Much To Consider With Notre Dame

Despite their loss to the defending national champs, the Irish are in good shape for a playoff bid.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Emma: Maryland, Rutgers Aim To Build Unique Brands In Big Ten

“Adding New Jersey, New York, D.C., Baltimore, it’s obviously going to be great,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon says.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Lamar Miller of the Miami Dolphins is tackled by Brock Vereen  during the first quarter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Soldier Field Turf Becomes Problematic Again

How the Bears have gone 0-3 at their hostile home venue of Soldier Field remains a great mystery.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2014

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