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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–13 hours ago

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

Cubs' Starlin Castro, left, and Cardinals' Matt Holliday. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Emma: Cubs Aspire To Match Cardinals’ Winning Model

The stock-the-farm system model the Cardinals have used is being mimicked by the Cubs nowadays.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2014

Marcus Semien. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Semien Facing Golden Opportunity With White Sox

The San Francisco native keeps it California cool on the outside, but must steady his mind for a long season.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2014

Bo Ryan. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Emma: ‘The Badger Way’ Drives Wisconsin’s Sustained Success

By Chris Emma (CBS) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — In bold lettering on their red warm-up shirts, the Wisconsin Badgers are reminded of what their program’s culture is all about: The Badger Way What does it mean? […]

03/14/2014

Terran Petteway. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: Another Weird Week

Chris Emma breaks down the Big Ten in his weekly college basketball power rankings.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2014

Chris Collins. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Emma: Northwestern Rallying Around Collins

In year one, Collins has Northwestern playing its best basketball in program history.

02/02/2014