Dave Wischnowsky

Raised in Bourbonnais, educated at the University of Illinois and bred on sports in the Windy City, Dave Wischnowsky is an award-winning Chicago-based journalist. Formerly a Metro reporter and blogger for the Chicago Tribune, Dave now writes the Wisch List, a weekly Chicago-centric syndicated newspaper column, in addition to his work for CBSChicago.com. You can read all of his columns at wischlist.com and follow him on Twitter at @wischlist. Dave and his wife live in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

Dave Wischnowsky

Dave Wischnowsky

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Time For Cubs To Draft A Pitcher And Enter Arms Race

The Cubs need a couple power pitchers to reach their ultimate goal.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

Cubs third baseman prospect Kris Bryant. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Wisch: It’s Time Kris Bryant Gets The Big League Promotion

Bryant is as polished as Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo were when they made their debuts.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2014

Penn State coach James Franklin. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Wisch: Notre Dame, Penn State Taking Recruiting Fight To The SEC

SEC coaches are crying foul as coaches from the North help coach (recruit) at camps down South.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Court Is The Last Place Cubs Need To Be

The Cubs would be best served to buy out the contract with the rooftop owners.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2014

Brandon Saad with the Stanley Cup in 2013. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Wisch: How Does Blackhawks’ Run So Far Compare To Bulls’ Three-Peats?

Not since Michael and Scottie has anyone shown Chicago greatness like these Blackhawks.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Groce’s Leadership A Bright Spot in Dark Illini Saga

John Groce suspended Darius Paul for an entire season, which was a proper move.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2014

Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Rutgers’ Bad Rep A Scarlet Letter For Big Ten

Rutgers just can’t get out of its own way.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Must Remember Roots While Branching Out East

If you add schools out East, you need to embrace the region. And the Big Ten has already.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Northern Illinois football coach Rod Carey. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: NIU Should Push For Big 12 Membership

In the money-driven culture of collegiate athletics, the Chicago market and continued gridiron success make NIU appealing.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2014

Illinois will need big production out of running back Josh Ferguson, left. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Taking A Quick Run Through Big Ten Football

Wisconsin has a most favorable 2014 conference schedule.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2014

Sammy Sosa. Photo by Getty Images

Wisch: Stained By PEDs, Sosa Needs To Come Clean

The frosty relationship will continue until Sammy Sosa tells the truth.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

Fergie Jenkins. (Getty Images)

Wisch: 100 Years Of Wrigley, My Top 5 Memories

Fergie’s final masterpiece and a wild brawl will never fade from the memory.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2014

Chicago Cubs pitcher LaTroy Hawkins yells at home plate umpire Tim Tschida after being escorted to the dugout by manager Dusty Baker (R), coach Gary Matthews (L of Hawkins) and others after being thrown out of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning on July 20, 2004 at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 11-8. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: The Six Most Maddening Cubs Closers Ever

It appears that the Cubs may have figured out a solution to their lack of a closer: Just never lead again.

670 The Score–04/18/2014

Illini Football

Wisch: What I Like – And Don’t – About The Illini Rebrand

By Dave Wischnowsky – (CBS) These days in college sports, it almost seems as if the game of fashion is more important than the actual games themselves. And when it comes to recruiting, it actually […]

670 The Score–04/17/2014

Derrick Rose. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

Wisch: Is Derrick Rose Still No. 1 In Your Thoughts?

Sadly, Derrick Rose is more Mark Prior than Michael Jordan nowadays in Chicago sports lore.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2014

Wes Lunt, while at Oklahoma State. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Past QBs Show Lunt Could Be An Illini Savior

How many wins could quarterback Wes Lunt be worth? History has a hint.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

Chicago skyline. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Is Chicago Missing An Olympic-Sized Opportunity in 2024?

There’s a growing sentiment that the Olympics are coming back to America in 2024.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Wisch: When It Comes To Titles, Big Ten Is Final Forlorn

The Big Ten has sent 18 teams to the Final Four in the last quarter century but has just one champion.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

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

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