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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

Jabari Parker. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wisch: Fans Deserve Second Chance To Know Fab Freshmen

Should Duke’s Jabari Parker go pro? Should Kansas’ Joel Embiid? What about Kentucky’s Julius Randle, or any of the Wildcats’ other fab frosh?

670 The Score–04/05/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Claiming He Was Misquoted, Illini’s Beckman Misfires

It’s best for all if Tim Beckman just has a realistic view of his program.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Opening Day Questions For Cubs And Sox

Can Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu be the baseball stars this city craves?

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: For More Donors, Illini First Need More Wins

Illinois’ athletic department ranks in the lower one-third of the Big Ten in donor contributions.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

Illinois' State Farm Center. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Could Illinois Support Another Big Ten School?

This state could benefit from a true rivalry between public universities, as the likes of Iowa and Michigan have.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2014

Northwestern coach Chris Collins. (Getty Images)

Wisch: With Football Focus, NU Neglecting Hoops Arena

Northwestern is embarking on a $3.75-billion fundraising campaign, but Welsh-Ryan Arena will remain an eyesore.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

John Groce. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: My One Big Problem With Groce This Season

Had John Groce gone to his bench earlier in the season, the Illini might be in the NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2014

John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Fall, But Groce’s Arrow Is Still Pointing Up

Illinois has a lot to prove next year after a strong finish to this season.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Tracy Abrams. (Getty Images)

Wisch: With Win, The Bubble Now Beckons For Illini

A new-look starting five has paid dividends for Illinois, which is in dire need of at least one more win.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Wisch: A New Arena Won’t Fix DePaul Basketball Alone

Taaxpayers should be worried because it’s a long shot that DePaul comes close to filling any arena.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2014

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

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