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Tim Beckman (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Emma: Embattled Tim Beckman Dodges Chance To Clear Name

Illinois’ head coach made his first public comments since allegations were leveled to his name.

07/30/2015

Simon Cvijanovic, center. (Getty Images)

Emma: Illinois AD Mike Thomas, Former Players Speak Out On Simon Cvijanovic Accusations

A former Illini offensive lineman, Cvijanovic has accused coach Tim Beckman of player mistreatment.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2015

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

Former Illinois Player Simon Cvijanovic Accuses Tim Beckman Of Mistreatment

Cvijanovic alleges he was pushed to play hurt and didn’t get proper medical care.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2015

Travis Trice (Bob Leverone/Getty Images)

Emma: March Is Michigan State’s Month

There’s no magic in Michigan State’s March — just a Hall of Fame coach and a tradition of tough play.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2015

Wisconsin celebrates after winning the Big Ten Tournament title. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Wisconsin’s Way Of Winning Is Fun

The Badgers keep it loose to numb the pressure they face.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2015

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Emma: Playing Hard Brings Purdue Back To Prominence

At 21-11, the Boilermakers should be a lock for the NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2015

Illinois coach John Groce. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Emma: Illini Not Growing Under John Groce

Illinois is likely headed back to the NIT.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2015

Tim Miles (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: From Dream Season To Disaster, Nebraska Bottoms Out

Nebraska inexplicably fell from an NCAA Tournament team to a miserable season.

03/11/2015

Michigan State's Travis Trice (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Tournament Primer: Best-Case, Worst-Case Scenarios

What will happen when the Big Ten Tournament takes to Chicago?

CBS Chicago–03/10/2015

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–03/03/2015

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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

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