Chris Emma

: Head coach Tim Beckman of the Illinois Fighting Illini coaches against the Northwestern Wildcats during the fourth quarter.  . (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Firing Beckman Would Be Foolish

A different scene took place two years ago at Ryan Field.

11/29/2014

Matt Forte  carries the football 13 yds for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Leadership Rallies Bears At Halftime

The chorus of boos at the halftime whistle was much louder than the Bears’ play. Chicago trailed Tampa Bay 10-0 and should have been losing by more.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2014

Quarterback Josh McCown  of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hugs his former head coach Marc Trestman. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: McCown, Smith Come Up Short Against Former Team

Mere moments before kickoff at Soldier Field, the emotions finally set in for Josh McCown.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2014

Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Welcome Annual Circus Trip

Chicago is excited to prove itself against some of the West’s best on the road.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

The Kentucky bench celebrates during a blowout win against Kansas in the Champions Classic. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Emma: Kentucky Has Embarrassment Of Riches

If the Wildcats continue placing team before self-interest, watch out.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Blackhawks center Brad Richards. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: In Chicago, Richards Playing For Family

Blackhawks center Brad Richards was honored in playing his 1,000th game Sunday.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2014

Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ van Riemsdyk Suffers ‘Pretty Bad’ Leg Injury

Rookie Trevor van Riemsdyk will be out “a while,” coach Joel Quenneville says.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2014

Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Reserved van Riemsdyk Making His Name Known

“For a young kid, the most unusual thing is how consistent he’s been,” Joel Quenneville says.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2014

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Blackhawks, Lightning Bring Thrilling Hockey

“Our game is getting closer to becoming complete,” Joel Quenneville says.

CBS Chicago–11/12/2014

Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk, left. (Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Notes: van Riemsdyk Has Milestone Goal Stripped

Also, Daniel Carcillo is nearing a return from injury.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2014

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Getty Images)

Emma: Packers Can Cripple Bears’ Season

“When you’re 3-5, there’s got to be a little desperation in there,” Aaron Rodgers says.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2014

Packers coach Mike McCarthy, left, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Emma: Packers Always Know Who’s In Charge

Green Bay doesn’t over-analyze leadership like Chicago does, and its approach works.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Emma: Chicago Programs On Quest To End NCAA Tournament Drought

No college program in Chicago has made the NCAA Tournament since 2004.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Blackhawks Baffled By Scoring Struggles

Chicago is without a goal in its last 64 shots.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Emma: Playoff Committee Has Much To Consider With Notre Dame

Despite their loss to the defending national champs, the Irish are in good shape for a playoff bid.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

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

Lamar Miller of the Miami Dolphins is tackled by Brock Vereen  during the first quarter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Soldier Field Turf Becomes Problematic Again

How the Bears have gone 0-3 at their hostile home venue of Soldier Field remains a great mystery.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2014

Mike Wallace of the Miami Dolphins catches a touchdown pass in front of Tim Jennings. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Bears Closer To Crumbling Than Finding Identity

“We don’t know who we are yet,” Bears cornerback Tim Jennings says

CBS Chicago–10/19/2014

Purdue center A.J. Hammons, right. (Mike Mcginnis/Getty Images)

Emma: The Curious Case Of A.J. Hammons

Purdue center A.J. Hammons can’t hide from the spotlight, much as he might like to.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2014

Bo Ryan. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Emma: High Hopes Don’t Faze Badgers

“We have a lot of expectations of ourselves,”Frank Kaminsky says.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

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