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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 previously worked with Scout.com for five years and also has experience covering the professional sports scene in Chicago.

Follow Chris on Twitter @CEmma670.

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

Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Emma: Granderson’s Gift Built To Inspire 

Curtis Granderson’s $5 million gift to alma mater UIC is providing youngsters new opportunities.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: With Slugging Catcher Schwarber, Cubs Wisely Take Talent Over Need

The Cubs’ baseball brass knew all along it would end up with Kyle Schwarber, the 21-year-old slugging catcher from Indiana University.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

Northwestern coach Chris Collins. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Emma: A Day With Northwestern’s Coach Collins

Chris Collins has never shied away from the challenges at Northwestern.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2014

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