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.

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

Mike Wallace of the Miami Dolphins catches a touchdown pass in front of Tim Jennings. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Bears Closer To Crumbling Than Finding Identity

“We don’t know who we are yet,” Bears cornerback Tim Jennings says

CBS Chicago–10/19/2014

Purdue center A.J. Hammons, right. (Mike Mcginnis/Getty Images)

Emma: The Curious Case Of A.J. Hammons

Purdue center A.J. Hammons can’t hide from the spotlight, much as he might like to.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2014

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

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