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

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Chicago Isn’t A Super Bowl City

Given its small size, Soldier Field isn’t the type of facility that should host a Super Bowl.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2014

John Groce. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Revenue Sports At Risk Of A Postseason O-fer

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.

670 The Score–01/31/2014

Notre Dame Stadium. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Notre Dame Breaking Ground, Busting Up Traditions

Notre Dame doesn’t want to ruin the tradition of its stadium, but doesn’t seem to care about ruining other traditions.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Mike Thomas’ To-Do List In Champaign

Mike Thomas has plenty to accomplish to earn his pay raise.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

Chris Collins. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Wisch: Can Collins Keep It Up At Northwestern?

When it comes to the glory days of Northwestern basketball, there’s a lot more daze than there is glory.

670 The Score–01/25/2014

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

Illinois coach 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

Illinois coach 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

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