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Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, and Bears coach John Fox. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Welcome To Chicago’s Golden Age Of Coaching

There are a lot of smart men leading sports franchises in Chicago now.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2015

Illinois basketball coach John Groce. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Fighting Their Way Back Into NCAA Tournament Contention

Illinois is 12-6 with a string of winnable games awaiting.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2015

Illinois wing Rayvonte Rice. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Short-Handed Illini Just Can’t Get A Leg Up

Leading scorer Rayvonte Rice broke his hand and is out indefinitely.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2015

Rayvonte Rice, left. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Groce, Illini Need To Tackle The Big Ten

Now is the time for Illinois to prove itself.

670 The Score–12/30/2014

Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Wisch: After Bowl, History Becomes Illini’s Greatest Foe

The idea of using a bowl game as a launching pad for the following season is a lot easier said that done.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2014

Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Wisch: Jon Lester’s Deal Isn’t About 6 Years – It’s About 1

A World Series title from the Cubs would justify any spending of money.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2014

Illinois receiver Mike Dudek. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Wisch: A To-Do List For Tim Beckman, Mike Thomas

Receiver Mike Dudek needs to be promoted as the face of the program.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Wisch: Will Thomas Hold Beckman To Zook’s Standards?

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has a big decision awaiting this weekend.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2014

Derrick Rose. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

Wisch: Derrick Rose Is The Sum Of All Our Fears

Rose’s health struggles remind of some of Chicago’s greatest unfulfilled talent.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Have The Talent, Now Need The Consistency

John Groce’s third year in Champaign comes with higher expectations.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2014

Cole Hamels. (Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Wisch: For Cubs, Acquiring Cole Hamels Is A Loaded Issue

As much as we think of the Cubs’ future, we still don’t really know much at all.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2014

Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Wisch: Don’t Weep For Rick Renteria

Baseball is a cutthroat business, as Friday afternoon showed.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2014

The late Oscar Taveras. (Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Wisch: Taveras Tragedy Evokes Memories of Cubs’ Hubbs

The “what if?” question is so haunting, so sad in life and sports.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Groce, Illini Still Just Missing On Big-Time Recruits

With his latest recruiting miss, John Groce needs to sharpen his sights.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Rodgers Not The First NFL QB Illini Dropped The Ball On

Illinois football has whiffed on some great signal-callers in the past two decades.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Former Wisconsin coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Wisch: Badgers Shows Us Illini Football Can Be More

Wisconsin was once in the doldrums and is now a Big Ten power.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Wisch: It’s Time To Let Tim Beckman Go

Illinois is just 1-17 in Big Ten play under Beckman’s direction.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2014

Illinois fans. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Hungry Illini Fan Base Deserves To Be Fed

Ravenous Illinois fans take over Internet polls — what would they do with a real championship team?

CBS Chicago–10/01/2014

Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Wisch: In Big Ten, Beckman Should Be Held To Higher Standard

Tim Beckman’s boss made it clear upon his hiring that Big Ten success was the goal.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Lose Brunson, But All Is Not Lost

John Groce has Illinois in it to the end so often that he’ll soon land a big fish.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

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