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.
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.
We’re still a month away from the Big Game, but it’s already a mistake – for more than one reason.
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.
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.
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.
So, Derrick Rose reportedly doesn’t want to go through rebuilding. Well, you know who could help avoid that? Derrick Rose.
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.
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?
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.