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.

Bo Ryan. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Emma: High Hopes Don’t Faze Badgers

“We have a lot of expectations of ourselves,”Frank Kaminsky says.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, left, and Traevon Jackson. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Emma: 5 Preseason Big Ten Basketball Storylines

Big Ten basketball media day is upon us, and the season’s just around the corner.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Memorial Stadium. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Declining Student Attendance Shouldn’t Surprise

Outside the walls of Minnesota’s magnificent TCF Bank Stadium, the party raged on past kickoff time of 11 a.m.

10/11/2014

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, left; Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon (Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Who’s The Big Ten’s Best Tailback?

Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah and Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon are leaving their mark.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2014

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Nebraska May Be Back

The Cornhuskers can truly prove themselves Saturday in East Lansing.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2014

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

Emma: Hold Brady Hoke Accountable For Lack Of Leadership

Somebody at Michigan needs to act like an adult.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2014

Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers pressures Jay Cutler  as he looks to pass during the second half. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Cutler Crumbles Again To Packers

As the Bears’ staring quarterback, Jay Cutler is 1-9 against the Green Bay Packers.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2014

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: With Rodgers, Packers Leave Little Doubt

With Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, Green Bay is 11-3 against Chicago.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2014

Packers end/linebacker Julius Peppers. David Banks/Getty Images)

Julius Peppers Keep Emotions In Check, Focus In Return To Chicago

“It’s been fun so far,” Peppers said of playing for Green Bay.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Turmoil In Michigan

Brady Hoke’s seat is scalding hot.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Fixing The Broken Big Ten

Want to be good at football? It’s about attitude and investment.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2014

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Emma: Purnell Embraces Daunting DePaul Job

“We feel like we have a culture shift,” Oliver Purnell says.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2014

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: After Adversity, Golson Sparking The Irish

“He just understands the game,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2014

Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer, center. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Searching For A Silver Lining

The Big Ten is down — and perhaps out of the College Football Playoff already.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2014

The Northern Illinois Huskies celebrated after Saturday's win at Northwestern. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Top Dogs: How NIU Has Found Sustained Success

The Huskies’ rise to prominence has been years in the making.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

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

Emma: Bears Stress There’s A Lot Of Season Left

The Bears won’t say it, but the concern is quite palpable.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2014

Jay Cutler  is sacked by Brandon Spikes and Kyle Williams of the Buffalo Bills. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma’s Notebook: Bears Sputter When It Mattered Most

It seemed so methodical, like the Bears could do no wrong.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2014

Michigan State Spartans. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Oh, What A Night

Michigan State-Oregon is must-watch TV, plus 10 Big Ten thoughts and power rankings.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: As Northwestern Falters, Fitzgerald Held Accountable

For all Pat Fitzgerald’s flashy words, the Wildcats haven’t had much success lately.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2014

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, left, and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: How The Big Ten Will Be Won

Stability is such a key in the Big Ten, and Ohio State and Michigan State have it.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2014

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