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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

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

John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Struggling Illini Need To Rediscover Their Toughness

The Illini’s poor start in conference play is all too familiar.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2014

New Cubs mascot, Clark, and Cubs prospect Kris Bryant, high five with children at Advocate Illinois Masonic’s Pediatric Developmental Center in Chicago on January 13, 2014. (Credit: Steve Green/Chicago Cubs)

Wisch: How The Cubs Can Repair Their Mascot Mess

Here are some ideas to fix the bad PR the mascot brought this week.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2014

New Cubs mascot, Clark, and Cubs prospects (from left) Kris Bryant, Armando Rivero and Arodys Vizcaino start a cheer with children at Advocate Illinois Masonic’s Pediatric Developmental Center in Chicago on January 13, 2014. (Credit: Steve Green/Chicago Cubs)

Wisch: New Mascot Is Bad News Bears For Frustrated Cubs Fans

The Cubs’ new mascot falls short.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2014

Greg Maddux.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images.)

Wisch: A Brave In The Hall, But Is Maddux A Cub At Heart?

Come July, Greg Maddux will enter the Hall of Fame with an Atlanta Braves cap emblazoned on his plaque. And that’s absolutely as it should be.

670 The Score–01/10/2014

Kendrick Nunn gets blocked by Nigel Hayes. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Blowout Gives Illini Something To Forget – And Remember

Buckle up, Illini fans. And, well, Bucky up, too. Because, remember, this isn’t going to be a smooth ride.

670 The Score–01/09/2014

Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux. (Credit: Getty Images)

Wisch: Chicago Fans Deserve Thomas-Maddux HOF Induction

The fan bases don’t often agree on much, but let’s hope we can all agree on that.

670 The Score–01/07/2014

Crews work to remove snow from the field during an NFL game. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: NFL Is Already Dumb For Its Cold-Weather Super Bowl

We’re still a month away from the Big Game, but it’s already a mistake – for more than one reason.

670 The Score–01/03/2014

Rose Bowl. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Rose Bowl

As you prepare to watch today’s game, here are five other things you might not have known about the Rose Bowl and its participants over the years.

670 The Score–01/01/2014

Greg Maddux winds back to pitch during a game in the 1988 season at Wrigley Field.  (Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images )

Wisch: Maddux Should Be A Unanimous HOFer

Come next week, Greg Maddux will make the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. But he almost certainly won’t make it in the way he should.

670 The Score–12/31/2013

Brandon Paul  drives to the basket against Phil Pressey of the Missouri Tigers during the Bud Light Braggin' Rights Game. (Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Wisch: It Doesn’t Get Better Than Braggin’ Rights

A few years ago, when rumors were swirling about Missouri potentially jumping from the Big 12 to Jim Delany’s favorite league, there was one B1G reason why I didn’t want it to happen.

670 The Score–12/21/2013

Derrick Rose and LeBron James. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Wisch: If Rose Doesn’t Want To Rebuild, He Needs To Recruit

So, Derrick Rose reportedly doesn’t want to go through rebuilding. Well, you know who could help avoid that? Derrick Rose.

670 The Score–12/20/2013

Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Retaining Coordinators, Illini Football Wins And Loses

With the news on Wednesday that offensive coordinator Bill Cubit will be back with the team next season, Illini fans should be thrilled. That’s a win.

670 The Score–12/19/2013

Derrick Rose. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Things For Local Sports Fans To Be Thankful For

Derrick Rose’s knees are about as stable as your turkey’s. Jay Cutler’s lower extremities aren’t a whole lot sturdier. With one combined Big Ten victory, the Illinois and Northwestern football teams have no leg to stand on this weekend. And both the Cubs and the White Sox?

670 The Score–11/28/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wisch: Expect Beckman Back, But Don’t Expect Greatness

On the campus of the University of Illinois, the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building sits between Florida Avenue and St. Mary’s Road. But when it comes to the Fighting Illini football program, it might as well be stuck between a rock and a hard place.

670 The Score–11/26/2013

Alex Rodriguez. (Credit: Getty Images).

Wisch: MLB Should Punish Teams And Teammates Of PED Users

Alex Rodriguez is insufferable. But when it comes to steroids in baseball, should he also have to suffer alone?

670 The Score–11/22/2013

Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Can Illini Afford To Stick With Beckman Too Long?

Illinois has a nearly two-decade tradition of retaining coaches at least one season too long.

670 The Score–11/21/2013

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

Wisch: Illini Basketball Bouncing Back From Bad Weekend

When it comes to weekends, Illini Nation’s was about on par with Bernie’s.

670 The Score–11/19/2013

Chief Illiniwek. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: My Plea For U. of I. To Embrace Its Native American Heritage

Why don’t more people talk about what we should do regarding Native American heritage?

670 The Score–11/16/2013

John Groce. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Nation On Edge As Recruiting Rumors Swirl

Even if the recruiting sky does fall in today, it’s hardly the end of the world for the Illinois program.

670 The Score–11/15/2013

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