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DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Emma: Purnell Embraces Daunting DePaul Job

“We feel like we have a culture shift,” Oliver Purnell says.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2014

Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer, center. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Searching For A Silver Lining

The Big Ten is down — and perhaps out of the College Football Playoff already.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2014

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

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Bears Stress There’s A Lot Of Season Left

The Bears won’t say it, but the concern is quite palpable.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2014

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, left, and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: How The Big Ten Will Be Won

Stability is such a key in the Big Ten, and Ohio State and Michigan State have it.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2014

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Emma: Wisconsin To Face Similar Style Against LSU

The Badgers and Tigers will provide an early test for each other Saturday in Houston.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2014

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

Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Bears ‘Still Growing’ Halfway Through Preseason

“You’re just trying to make sure you have more good days than bad days,” D.J. Williams says.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

Bears running back Ka'Deem Carey. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Chicago Far From Finished Product

Kyle Fuller and Zach Miller also exited the game early with injuries.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2014

Head coach Marc Trestman of the Chicago Bears during the first half of a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field on August 8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Bears Take A Moment To Smile, After Strong Preseason Opener

Satisfaction had set in, not too long after the final whistle. It wasn’t an overjoyed celebration; this was just a preseason contest. But the Bears were pleased with their play.

08/09/2014

Martellus Bennett. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Fight Brings Practice To Early End

Martellus Bennett slammed Kyle Fuller to the ground after taking issue with an aggressive tackle.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2014

Bears guard Matt Slauson, center. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Long, Slauson Always On Guard

Kyle Long is the engaging personality, while Matt Slauson is quiet and unassuming.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2014

Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long. (Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Camp Comes Back Home

Recovered from a viral infection, Kyle Long strapped on pads for the first time.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2014

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Emma: 5 Big Ten Football Storylines

Can the Big Ten finally produce a national champion again? Ohio State has the talent.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Brandon Marshall, left, with Jay Cutler. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Marshall Says Cutler Could ‘Absolutely’ Be MVP

Also, Kyle Long has been cleared to return to action and should be in pads Saturday.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2014

Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff. (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Big Ten Media Days Notebook: Iowa’s Scherff A Freak Among Men

At 315 pounds himself, Brandon Sherff has famously cleaned 443 pounds three times.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

Maryland coach Randy Edsall. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Emma: NCAA Change Can’t Come Soon Enough

Maryland coach Randy Edsall sounded off at media days, saying there needs to be “big changes.”

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian. (John Gress/Getty Images)

Big Ten Media Days Notebook: Union Experience Rallies Northwestern Together

On the East Coast, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood says his squad “moves the needle on TV in New York City.”

CBS Chicago–07/28/2014

Jay Cutler (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Emma: Stability, Weapons In Place For Same Old Cutler

Jay Cutler’s not a changed man. Circumstances just have him primed as ever to write a new narrative.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: With Slugging Catcher Schwarber, Cubs Wisely Take Talent Over Need

The Cubs’ baseball brass knew all along it would end up with Kyle Schwarber, the 21-year-old slugging catcher from Indiana University.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

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