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.
In some cities, they talk about magic numbers this time of the year. But in Chicago, circa 2013, the only ones we know are tragic ones.
If you haven’t yet forgiven Derrick Rose, get ready.
I’ve compiled a list of nonconference opponents that also have an open date on Sept. 5, 2015.
Until a true winning mentality emerges in the front office at Clark & Addison, changing managers on the field doesn’t much matter.
If Illinois wants more fans to end up making the 140-mile trip down to Champaign, they likely have to bring the product up to them first.
From the looks of things, it appears that Illinois has a truly elite coach in John Groce.
If Tim Beckman’s coaching career at Illinois really does go from knocking on death’s door to cracking – or even kicking – it open for his return in 2014, he’ll probably be able to thank heavens for one person.
What a difference a week makes.
I’m getting on board with the idea of the Big Ten spreading out its conference games throughout the entire season.
They say where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Behold, Illinois football: Where even wins don’t feel like them.
Beckman’s debut squad lost all eight Big Ten conference games by an average score of 37-13 and finished the season a sadsack 2-10.
Hey, anything to keep my mind off Illinois football, ya know?
We don’t know which teams the Chicago Bears will beat this season, but we do know that throughout it they’ll be running plays to the beat of a different drummer.
I was offended on Thursday.
As it stands Thursday, the Cubs are now on pace for 93 losses, while the Sox are on pace to drop 96.
As the Cubs prepare their plans to make over the “Friendly Confines,” the franchise would be wise to follow some of the steps that the Red Sox took to both preserve and transform “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.”
25 years ago, people probably were saying the same things about lights too, and that’s worked out OK.
Stanford does it. So does Michigan. Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt do it, too.
In all honesty, though, it’s just tough to get jazzed about Tim Beckman’s encore when his opening performance hit all the wrong notes during a 2-10 campaign that included nine straight losses to close out the season.