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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.

Follow Chris on Twitter @CEmmaScout.

Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian. (John Gress/Getty Images)

Big Ten Media Days Notebook: Union Experience Rallies Northwestern Together

On the East Coast, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood says his squad “moves the needle on TV in New York City.”

CBS Chicago–07/28/2014

Illinois running back Josh Ferguson, left. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Emma: For Illinois, It’s ‘Win Or Die’

Illini football coach Tim Beckman understands the pressure he’s facing this season.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2014

Kyle Fuller. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Emma: Fuller Offers Poise, Promise For Bears

Rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller had two interceptions on the first day of practice.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2014

Shea McClellin. (Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Defense Shows Energy On Day 1

Shea McClellin says hes getting the feel of playing Mike linebacker.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2014

Jay Cutler (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Emma: Stability, Weapons In Place For Same Old Cutler

Jay Cutler’s not a changed man. Circumstances just have him primed as ever to write a new narrative.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2014

Bears running back Matt Forte. (Getty Images)

Emma: Revamped Bears Confident In New Journey

“Our goal as an organization is to win championships,” general manager Phil Emery says.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: No. 2 QB Battle Looms, Conte Behind, Injury Updates

The Bears held their opening training camp press conference Wednesday in Bourbonnais.

670 The Score–07/23/2014

Jonathan Toews, left, and Patrick Kane. (Getty Images)

Emma: Kane And Toews, Chicago’s Hockey Heroes, Locked In Legacy

The long years before Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews took ice at United Center saw dark days.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Emma: All-Star Honor A Milestone In Rizzo’s Maturation

“You grow up and you want to be an All-Star,” Anthony Rizzo says.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2014

Addison Russell. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Emma: Projecting The Cubs’ ‘Future Five’

When will the Cubs’ young talent ascend to the major leagues? There are some hints.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2014

Angels outfielder Mike Trout. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Emma: Baseball’s All-Sabermetrics Team

In baseball, numbers never lie. All-Star Game voting does, though.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2014

Celtics coach Brad Stevens. (Getty Images)

Emma: NBA Draft Winners & Losers

It was a good night for the Celtics, but what were the Magic thinking Thursday?

CBS Chicago–06/27/2014

Duke forward Jabari Parker. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Emma’s NBA Mock Draft: Projecting The Chaos

The Cavs are weighing the Parker/Wiggins decision, then the fun continues.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2014

Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Emma: Reds’ Hamilton Has Speed Never Seen In Baseball

There’s no one quite like Billy Hamilton.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2014

Jimmy Clausen. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Emma: It’s ‘Do Or Die’ For Bears’ Clausen

Jimmy Clausen didn’t get much time to prove himself in Carolina, but Chicago is a new chance.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2014

Bears cornerback Tim Jennings. (Getty Images)

Emma: Bears’ D Motivated, Embarrassed By 2013

“We weren’t tough at all,” Tim Jennings said of Chicago’s defense in 2013.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2014

Jared Allen. (Getty Images)

Emma: Allen Hopes To Key A Bears’ Turnaround On Defense

When you play defense with a good offense, it makes it fun,” Jared Allen says.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2014

Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma: A Day With Iowa’s Coach McCaffery

The fiery Fran McCaffery has won over fans and turned the tide of Hawkeye basketball.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2014

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Emma: Ausmus Learned Managing As A Player

“Executives are putting … more stock in the ability of a manager to relate to his player core,” Ausmus said.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2014

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: A Day With Illinois’ Coach Beckman

Through the good and bad, Tim Beckman cherishes each moment in dream position.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2014

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