If nothing else, Dave Wischnowsky is an Illinois boy. Raised in Bourbonnais, educated at the University of Illinois and bred on sports in the Land of Lincoln, he now resides on Chicago’s North Side, just blocks from Wrigley Field. Formerly a reporter and blogger for the Chicago Tribune, Dave currently writes a syndicated column, The Wisch List, which you can check out via his blog at wischlist.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wischlist.
People worry when Derrick Rose doesn’t play. Then they worry when he does play.
It’s time to honor the past and further connect Chicago to Champaign.
Illinois’ Big Ten slate starts tough, but there’s opportunity for a strong finish.
The Cubs aren’t ignoring the acquisition of young pitchers. They just haven’t had the right opportunity.
Wes Lunt will emerge as Illinois’ starting quarterback, but Tim Beckman is being patient.
John Groce is casting perhaps the widest net in Illini recruiting history.
Derrick Rose’s apathy toward Carmelo Anthony means the pressure is on to be the man.
White Sox fans turned out in full force to support Frank Thomas.
Few closers have been as dominant as Smith, whose 12th year of HOF eligibility passed without induction.
Don’t blame Illinois’ admission standards for a lack of football talent — the onus is on the coaches.
Surely, Ozzie Guillen’s some lessons, and he’s now expressed a willingness to return to the White Sox.
Illini fans can only hope that the next great prep star will stay home in college.
Illinois has to play five home games outside Champaign next season, but that’s not such a bad thing.
LeBron James can write a storybook ending by returning to Cleveland and winning a ring.
Bidding’s open, and there’s an aura about holding it at the state’s flagship university.
Flashes of promise and ghosts of the past inhabit the Iowa Cubs’ Principal Park.
How will his losses in the NBA Finals affect LeBron’s legacy?
Jeff Samardzija’s arm has much less wear and tear than that of most 29-year-olds.
It’s been called a “wart.” It’s been called a “desecration.” And it’s been called as “subtle as Godzilla.”
The NFL Draft needs a change of scenery and belongs in a city that loves football.