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Maryland coach Mark Turgeon. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Emma: Maryland, Rutgers Aim To Build Unique Brands In Big Ten

“Adding New Jersey, New York, D.C., Baltimore, it’s obviously going to be great,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon says.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 18: Jaylon Smith #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hits Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: Get Ready To Debate 1-Loss Playoff Contenders

Which one-loss team has the edge? So many pivotal games are still to come.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2014

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, left; Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon (Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Who’s The Big Ten’s Best Tailback?

Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah and Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon are leaving their mark.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2014

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMPER 27: Running back Ameer Abdullah #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers runs past defensive lineman Jihad Ward #17 and defensive back Earnest Thomas III #9 of the Illinois Fighting Illini during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Why Michigan State Should Fear Ameer Abdullah Of Nebraska

Nebraska has three Heisman winners in its storied football history. Running back Ameer Abdullah has a shot to become the school’s fourth.

10/02/2014

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Deante' Gray #20 of the TCU Horned Frogs runs for a touchdown against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: October Will Get Started With A Bang

October is the best month for college football.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2014

Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Wisch: In Big Ten, Beckman Should Be Held To Higher Standard

Tim Beckman’s boss made it clear upon his hiring that Big Ten success was the goal.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2014

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–09/19/2014

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

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