Bret Bielema

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

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn. (Getty Images)

Reports: NCAA Football Rules Committee Drops Slow-Down Proposal

Offenses can continue to snap the ball as soon as they want.

CBS 2–03/05/2014

Brian Kelly

Bernstein: Stop Believing Coaches

Coaches lie and coaches leave. They lie about leaving, leave while they’re lying, and fly off in pursuit of better, richer, more interesting jobs.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2013

Barry Alvarez. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Hoge: Barry Alvarez Continues To Build Legacy With Andersen Hire

In many ways, Andersen is a clone of the guy who hired him — the man who built Wisconsin football from the ground up — Barry Alvarez.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2012

Gary Andersen. (Courtesy Utah State.)

Sources: Badgers To Name Gary Andersen Head Coach

Utah State’s Gary Andersen has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Wisconsin, two UW sources confirmed late Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2012

Bret Bielema during his introductory press conference at Arkansas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bielema’s Move Explained By Ambition, History And (Very) Subtle Hints

Why did Bielema leave Wisconsin? Adam Hoge dove into the coach’s history and found answers.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Barry Alvarez celebrates a win in the 2006 Capital One Bowl, his last game as Wisconsin's head coach. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Barry Alvarez To Coach Badgers In Rose Bowl

Left without a coach when Bret Bielema bolted for Arkansas, the Badgers asked former coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez to lead them when they face No. 8 Stanford on New Year’s Day.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Bret Bielema holds up the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy after winning the 2012 Big Ten Championship Game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Reports: Bret Bielema Leaving Wisconsin For Arkansas

In a stunning move in the college football landscape, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema has accepted the same job at Arkansas.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

Bret Bielema holds up the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy after winning the 2012 Big Ten Championship Game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoge: With Unlikely Victory, Badgers Prove They’re Rose Bowl Worthy

No, that wasn’t the Oregon Ducks playing in the Big Ten Championship. That was the now 8-5 Wisconsin Badgers.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2012

Montee Ball runs against Nebraska Sept. 29. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Talent Will Win Out In Surprisingly Good Big Ten Championship Game

A look at how each team can win Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in the Big Ten Championship Game.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2012

J.J. Watt and Gabe Carimi. (Phots by Getty Images)

Hoge: Former Teammates Watt, Carimi Not Exactly Friends

J.J. Watt and Gabe Carimi were two of the more competitive, hardest working players on the team. And they weren’t exactly buddy-buddy.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2012

Wisconsin running back Montee Ball attempts to leap over Oregon defenders in the 2012 Rose Bowl Game. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Big Ten Preview: Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin has lost a lot — including six assistant coaches — but still believes it has the talent to make it to their third straight Rose Bowl.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

New Illinois head coach Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Hoge: Beckman’s Recruiting Tactics At Odds With Delany’s Desires

Beckman confirmed Thursday that he had eight coaches camped out at a State College restaurant outside the Penn State campus Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Nathan Scheelhaase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Rivalries Could Spice Up Big Ten Spring Football Games

I’m a huge college football fan, but I’ve really never understood the appeal of the “Spring Game,” which involves a school just competing against itself with absolutely nothing on the line. For example, a final score of “White 21, Red 20” just doesn’t carry the same cachet as a final that reads “Wisconsin 21, Iowa 20,” does it?

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Urban Meyer. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer: ‘We Will Continue To Recruit With Relentless Effort’

In Chicago for Big Ten coaches meetings, Ohio State Urban Meyer issued a statement responding to questionable recruiting tactics alleged by Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Urban Meyer. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Hoge: Why Urban Meyer Will Win The Big Ten Civil War

Welcome to college football in 2012, Big Ten. The rest of the country has been waiting for you.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Urban Meyer. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Wisconsin’s Bielema Questions Urban Meyer’s Recruiting

The Wisconsin head coach was asked Wednesday if he thought Meyer would change recruiting in the Big Ten and Bielema offered up a lot more than a simple answer.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

The Wisconsin Badgers flag flys at a game at UNLV in 2010. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Report Alleges University Of Wisconsin Athletic Official Sexually Assaulted Student

A University of Wisconsin student alleged that an athletic department official grabbed his crotch at an alcohol-fueled party during the football team’s trip to the Rose Bowl.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Wisconsin wide receiver Nick Toon kisses the Stagg Championship Trophy. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Big Ten Championship Game Celebration

Interviews and video of the postgame celebration at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2011

Michigan State's Jared McGaha. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notebook: Dantonio Questioned For Late Punt Block Call

Two things were at question: Was it really a penalty and should the Spartans have called a punt block in that situation?