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.
Hey, it might be the greatest sporting event on Earth, but, really, who needs the NCAA Tournament?
Illinois would benefit from playing in any postseason tournament, including the third-tier CBI.
Wins often equate to power in sports, but that’s not all.
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 [...]
The future’s more fun to look at than the present for the Illini.
Michael Jordan would have to light the torch after a tribute to the city’s diversity.
Illinois needs a pick-up from Aaron Cosby, Ahmad Starks and Darius Paul next fall.
Wednesday was not Signing Day for the Illini. It was Sighing Day after a subpar recruiting class.
Given its small size, Soldier Field isn’t the type of facility that should host a Super Bowl.
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.
Notre Dame doesn’t want to ruin the tradition of its stadium, but doesn’t seem to care about ruining other traditions.
Mike Thomas has plenty to accomplish to earn his pay raise.
When it comes to the glory days of Northwestern basketball, there’s a lot more daze than there is glory.
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.
The Illini’s poor start in conference play is all too familiar.
Here are some ideas to fix the bad PR the mascot brought this week.
The Cubs’ new mascot falls short.
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.
Buckle up, Illini fans. And, well, Bucky up, too. Because, remember, this isn’t going to be a smooth ride.
The fan bases don’t often agree on much, but let’s hope we can all agree on that.