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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.

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

Manny Ramirez. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Emma: Ramirez Can Be Trusted To Benefit Cubs’ Prized Prospects

On a fall day in 2011, the Cubs unveiled their new direction. There were no mixed words — this is Theo Epstein’s baseball team, and his job is to win a World Series.

05/25/2014

White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: For Eaton, Full Speed Is The Only Way

With his hard-nosed style, Adam Eaton feels like he’s found a home in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Emma: Let’s Finally Accept Big Ten’s Eastern Expansion

The Big Ten yearns to own two regions, which would be unprecedented for a collegiate conference.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

Northwestern's Ryan Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Northwestern’s Phillips Envisions Alternative To Unionization

Northwestern AD Jim Phillips will soon find himself at the forefront of a controversial issue.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Emma: Anthony Rizzo’s Indelible Impact

A cancer survivor himself, Rizzo’s passion is helping sick children and their families through his foundation.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2014

Where have the days of Michael Barrett and A.J. Pierzynski exchanging blows gone? (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Crosstown Classic Lacks Luster

With both teams shy of their bright futures, the series doesn’t have the same feel.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2014

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