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Bret Bielema

B.J. Cunningham of the Michigan State Spartans and Nick Toon of the Wisconsin Badgers talk at Spartan Stadium earlier this season. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Hoge: Respectful Rivals Meet On Neutral Turf

When you think about the best rivalries in college football, “Wisconsin-Michigan State” probably doesn’t come to mind very quickly, if at all.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2011

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

Wisch: Illinois Needs To Find Its Own Barry Alvarez

I happen to think the Illinois football job offers as much potential as any in the country. Much like, you know, the University of Wisconsin job offered Alvarez two decades ago when he took it over and transformed the Badgers into a snarling, bare-knuckled national power.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Chris Petersen. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Wisch: Two Names Can Put Illini Football On The Map

I’m sure that Mike Thomas has his own list of names who he’d like to see as his coach at Illinois. But my advice is this: Aim high.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2011

Russell Wilson put himself in the middle of the Heisman talk Saturday night in Madison. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Hoge: Wisconsin Is Big Ten’s Only Hope

On a day where most of the Big Ten looked futile, the Wisconsin Badgers stepped up and toyed with the only the team that supposedly could hang with them.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2011

Dave Doeren and Bret Bielema meet for the first time against each other Saturday at Soldier Field. (Left photo courtesy NIU Athletic Communications, Right photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Bielema, Doeren Discuss Soldier Field Showdown

Bret Bielema and Dave Doeren are very close friends, but they aren’t talking. At least until Saturday.

09/14/2011

Soldier Field

Wisconsin’s Bielema Well Aware Of Soldier Field Turf Problems

Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bret Bielema will face NIU at Soldier Field Sept. 17 and he has investigated the on-going problems with the playing surface.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Ron Zook

Hoge: Which Big Ten Coaches Are On The Hot Seat?

Adam Hoge breaks down which Big Ten coaches are on the hot seat this season and which coaches are completely safe.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Gabe Carimi

Carimi Thinks He’s The Best Tackle In The Draft

The Chicago Bears will undoubtedly be pursuing an offensive tackle during April’s NFL Draft. The player at the top if their wish list might be Wisconsin’s Gabe Carimi, who some, including himself, think is the best tackle in the draft.

03/10/2011

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