Chris Emma

Chris Emma mugChris Emma covers much of the Chicago sports scene for 670 The Score and CBSChicago.com. He previously worked with Scout.com for five years and also currently covers Northwestern for 247Sports.com. A Geneva native, he now lives in the Lakeview neighrborhood.

Follow Chris on Twitter @CEmma670.

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: Circus Trip No Trapeze For Blackhawks

The road trip was a piece of cake for Chicago, which finished with five wins and just one loss.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma: Michigan Must Return To Championship Standard

Brady Hoke was in the wrong place. A MAC success story wasn’t meant in Michigan.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

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

Patrick Sharp Skates With Teammates, Is Nearing A Return

“Everything feels solid,” Sharp says of his lower-body injury.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Tim Beckman.  (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Emma: Beckman Staying At Illinois

Illinois will retain football coach Tim Beckman, a team source confirmed.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2014

: Head coach Tim Beckman of the Illinois Fighting Illini coaches against the Northwestern Wildcats during the fourth quarter.  . (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Firing Beckman Would Be Foolish

A different scene took place two years ago at Ryan Field.

11/29/2014

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

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