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Michigan coach Brady Hoke. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Fixing The Broken Big Ten

Want to be good at football? It’s about attitude and investment.

CBS Chicago–13 hours ago

The Northern Illinois Huskies celebrated after Saturday's win at Northwestern. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Top Dogs: How NIU Has Found Sustained Success

The Huskies’ rise to prominence has been years in the making.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Illinois coach Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Lunt’s Slow Starts Can’t Follow Illini To Seattle

Illinois is 2-0 despite sluggish starts to games.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

Running back Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans scores a touchdown during the second quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Battered Big Ten Is Beleaguered, But Not Beaten Just Yet

Unfortunately for the Big Ten, the chance to prove itself on the national stage in 2014 has officially been missed.

09/09/2014

Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: NIU Primed To Break Through In A B1G Way

Since 1998, NIU has a .610 winning percentage, far better than that of Illinois or Northwestern.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

College Football Spotlight: Big Ten Reputation On The Line For Michigan State

The Big Ten had an opportunity to make a statement in the opening weekend of the college football season, but Wisconsin let a 24-7 lead slip away against LSU in Houston. As Wisconsin saw a […]

08/31/2014

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Emma: Big Ten Power Rankings, Preseason Edition

With an elite defense, Mark Dantonio’s Spartans are dreaming of the College Football Playoff.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2014

Michigan Wolverines. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

View: Map Of Most Hated College Football Teams By State

The state of Illinois has a beef with the Michigan Wolverines.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2014

SEC commissioner Mike Slive. (Getty Images)

NCAA Board Hands 5 Biggest Conferences More Power

The power conferences will now have the ability to create their own rules.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2014

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Big 12 Commissioner: ‘Cheating Pays’

“There’s a lot of change coming,” Bob Bowlsby says.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2014

SEC commissioner Mike Slive. (Getty Images)

SEC Commissioner Slive Continues Push For Big Five Autonomy

“Things are different and expectations of student-athletes are different,” Mike Slive said.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2014

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: A Day With Illinois’ Coach Beckman

Through the good and bad, Tim Beckman cherishes each moment in dream position.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2014

Penn State coach James Franklin. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Wisch: Notre Dame, Penn State Taking Recruiting Fight To The SEC

SEC coaches are crying foul as coaches from the North help coach (recruit) at camps down South.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Emma: Let’s Finally Accept Big Ten’s Eastern Expansion

The Big Ten yearns to own two regions, which would be unprecedented for a collegiate conference.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Rutgers’ Bad Rep A Scarlet Letter For Big Ten

Rutgers just can’t get out of its own way.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Must Remember Roots While Branching Out East

If you add schools out East, you need to embrace the region. And the Big Ten has already.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Maryland fans. (Getty Images)

Maryland Will Unveil ‘Big Ten-Themed’ Ice Cream Flavor To Celebrate Move To New Conference

Maryland will hold a two-day celebration to commemorate its move.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Wisch: When It Comes To Titles, Big Ten Is Final Forlorn

The Big Ten has sent 18 teams to the Final Four in the last quarter century but has just one champion.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: For More Donors, Illini First Need More Wins

Illinois’ athletic department ranks in the lower one-third of the Big Ten in donor contributions.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

New Big Ten Logo

State Lawmakers Push For Another Big Ten School In Illinois

Some state lawmakers seem to want to play the role of Big Ten commissioner, and have taken steps to study the feasibility of having another Illinois college join the conference.

03/21/2014

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