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Dave Wischnowsky

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.

Dave Wischnowsky

Dave Wischnowsky

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Cubs Can’t Be Shortsighted With Castro

If Javier Baez has a higher defensive ceiling than Starlin Castro, then the latter needs to look at moving positions.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Expand Soldier Field, But Not For A Super Bowl

Adding more seats would benefit Bears fans and allow for more revenue from non-football events.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2014

Illinois fans. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Suddenly, The Fun Is Back For Illini Basketball

There’s NCAA Tournament hope in Champaign, and that couldn’t have been whispered two weeks ago.

670 The Score–03/04/2014

Coors Field. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Giving An Opening Day Holiday The Cold Shoulder

A federal holiday to sit out in the freezing cold doesn’t sound pleasant.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2014

Jon Ekey, left, and Rayvonte Rice. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Until They Don’t, Illini Still Control Tourney Destiny

It’s crazy to think about, but a late-season hot streak could still put Illinois in the Big Dance.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2014

A view of the proposed jumbotron at Wrigley Field. (Cubs)

Wisch: Boxed In By Rooftops, Cubs Must Think Outside It

At this rate, it seems Javy Baez will be retired by the time the sides reach an agreement.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2014

Rayvonte Rice drives to the basket as Stanford Robinson of the Indiana Hoosiers defends. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Wisch: How About An Illinois-Indiana Hoops Tourney?

Hey, it might be the greatest sporting event on Earth, but, really, who needs the NCAA Tournament?

670 The Score–02/22/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: The More Games, The Better For Young Illini

Illinois would benefit from playing in any postseason tournament, including the third-tier CBI.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

Rocky Wirtz, left, with President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Who Are Chicago’s Most Powerful Sports Figures?

Wins often equate to power in sports, but that’s not all.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2014

Wes Lunt. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Warm Illini Football Thoughts In February

By Dave Wischnowsky – (CBS) It’s Valentine’s Day, and I’m feeling the love. Yes, for my wife, of course. But also for the University of Illinois’ football scheduling, which I think is pretty sweet. And [...]

CBS Chicago–02/14/2014

Malcolm Hill. (Getty Images)

Wisch: In Lost Season, Illini Freshmen Providing Hope

The future’s more fun to look at than the present for the Illini.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2014

Downtown Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Wisch: Imagining The Opening Ceremony To A Chicago Olympics

Michael Jordan would have to light the torch after a tribute to the city’s diversity.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

Joe Bertrand. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: What Will Illini Hoops Transfers Bring in 2014-’15?

Illinois needs a pick-up from Aaron Cosby, Ahmad Starks and Darius Paul next fall.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2014

Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Poor Is The State Of Illinois Recruiting

Wednesday was not Signing Day for the Illini. It was Sighing Day after a subpar recruiting class.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Chicago Isn’t A Super Bowl City

Given its small size, Soldier Field isn’t the type of facility that should host a Super Bowl.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2014

John Groce. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Revenue Sports At Risk Of A Postseason O-fer

The Illini are at risk of seeing their two main revenue sports miss the postseason in the same academic year for the first time since 1998-’99.

670 The Score–01/31/2014

Notre Dame Stadium. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Notre Dame Breaking Ground, Busting Up Traditions

Notre Dame doesn’t want to ruin the tradition of its stadium, but doesn’t seem to care about ruining other traditions.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Mike Thomas’ To-Do List In Champaign

Mike Thomas has plenty to accomplish to earn his pay raise.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

Chris Collins. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Wisch: Can Collins Keep It Up At Northwestern?

When it comes to the glory days of Northwestern basketball, there’s a lot more daze than there is glory.

670 The Score–01/25/2014

Greg Maddux.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: With Maddux, HOF Chooses Logic Over Logos

When he’s inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer, Maddux won’t be any of them – and yet, at the same time, he’ll be all of them.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2014

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