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Wisconsin's Sam Dekker. (Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: Down The Stretch They Come

The Big Ten’s class consists of two teams at the top.

CBS Chicago–24 hours ago

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Emma: Tim Beckman Still Building Illinois Better

“I’m not here to go to bowl games; I want to go to Lucas Oil,” Tim Beckman says.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2015

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Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: Boilermakers Are Rising

Matt Painter has Purdue on the brink of a return to the tournament.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2015

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Emma: Collins’ Young Wildcats Growing Up

Northwestern is seeing late-season success in a rebuilding year.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2015

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: The Big Ten’s Awful Idea

Now we have a better idea what Big Ten officials do behind closed doors in their strategic-planning meetings.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2015

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Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: Is Indiana For Real?

Stuck in the muck of the Big Ten sits an Indiana team with all the potential to make an NCAA Tournament run or bow out in the NIT.

02/16/2015

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Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: Badgers Keep Rolling

Wisconsin is too much for the Big Ten to handle.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2015

D'Angelo Russell (James Sabau/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: Russell, Buckeyes Rising

D’Angelo Russell has Ohio State rising up in the rankings.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2015

Bo Ryan. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: Conference Race Heating Up

The Big Ten battle is getting good.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2015

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Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: Terrapins Are For Real

Wisconsin has a challenger at the top of the Big Ten.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2015

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: League Is Down In 14-’15

With conference play upon us, inconsistency has plagued the Big Ten.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2015

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 05: Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks releases over coverage by Tra'Mayne Bondurant #21 of the Arizona Wildcats during the first half of the PAC-12 Championships at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Heisman Watch: Why Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Will Win The Heisman Trophy

Later this week, Mariota should join an exslusive fraternity.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2014

CORVALLIS, OR - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks hurdles safety Justin Strong #39 of the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter of the game at Reser Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Conference Title Games Set Stage For Heisman Favorites

The big names can prove themselves one last time this Saturday.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their 42-28 victory over the Michigan Wolverines by performing their alma mater song Carmen Ohio at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: The Playoff Begins Now

The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks warms up prior to the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Mariota, Gordon Leading Race Down Stretch

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: Briean Boddy-Calhoun #29 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers catches a pass intended for Corey Smith #84 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: A Time To Be Thankful For Rivalries

With Thanksgiving upon us, we should all take some time to think about what we are thankful for.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes carries the football against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: J.T. Barrett Has Led Ohio State’s Resurrection As Playoff Contender

If you are looking for this year’s young rising star with a shot to win the Heisman Trophy, look no further than Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett.

11/20/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Jalin Marshall #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes returns a punt 26 yards in the second quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: Championship Races Come Down To Final Stretch

College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races.

11/18/2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - NOVEMBER 8: Melvin Gordon #25 of the Wisconsin Badgers leaps over Leroy Clark #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 8, 2014 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Purdue 34-16. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Melvin Gordon Ready For Showdown With Ameer Abdullah

Melvin Gordon leads the Wisconsin running game against another Heisman candidate and his ground game, Nebraska and Ameer Abdullah.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2014

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Devin Chafin #28 of the Baylor Bears runs the ball against Ben Heeney #31 of the Kansas Jayhawks at McLane Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: Big Games In November Separate Contenders From Pretenders

Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

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