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Northern Illinois football coach Rod Carey. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: NIU Should Push For Big 12 Membership

In the money-driven culture of collegiate athletics, the Chicago market and continued gridiron success make NIU appealing.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2014

Illinois will need big production out of running back Josh Ferguson, left. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Taking A Quick Run Through Big Ten Football

Wisconsin has a most favorable 2014 conference schedule.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2014

Sammy Sosa. Photo by Getty Images

Wisch: Stained By PEDs, Sosa Needs To Come Clean

The frosty relationship will continue until Sammy Sosa tells the truth.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

Chicago Cubs pitcher LaTroy Hawkins yells at home plate umpire Tim Tschida after being escorted to the dugout by manager Dusty Baker (R), coach Gary Matthews (L of Hawkins) and others after being thrown out of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning on July 20, 2004 at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 11-8. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: The Six Most Maddening Cubs Closers Ever

It appears that the Cubs may have figured out a solution to their lack of a closer: Just never lead again.

670 The Score–04/18/2014

Illini Football

Wisch: What I Like – And Don’t – About The Illini Rebrand

By Dave Wischnowsky – (CBS) These days in college sports, it almost seems as if the game of fashion is more important than the actual games themselves. And when it comes to recruiting, it actually […]

670 The Score–04/17/2014

Chicago skyline. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Is Chicago Missing An Olympic-Sized Opportunity in 2024?

There’s a growing sentiment that the Olympics are coming back to America in 2024.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

Jabari Parker. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wisch: Fans Deserve Second Chance To Know Fab Freshmen

Should Duke’s Jabari Parker go pro? Should Kansas’ Joel Embiid? What about Kentucky’s Julius Randle, or any of the Wildcats’ other fab frosh?

670 The Score–04/05/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Claiming He Was Misquoted, Illini’s Beckman Misfires

It’s best for all if Tim Beckman just has a realistic view of his program.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Northwestern coach Chris Collins. (Getty Images)

Wisch: With Football Focus, NU Neglecting Hoops Arena

Northwestern is embarking on a $3.75-billion fundraising campaign, but Welsh-Ryan Arena will remain an eyesore.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

John Groce. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: My One Big Problem With Groce This Season

Had John Groce gone to his bench earlier in the season, the Illini might be in the NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2014

John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Fall, But Groce’s Arrow Is Still Pointing Up

Illinois has a lot to prove next year after a strong finish to this season.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Tracy Abrams. (Getty Images)

Wisch: With Win, The Bubble Now Beckons For Illini

A new-look starting five has paid dividends for Illinois, which is in dire need of at least one more win.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

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

Wisch: A New Arena Won’t Fix DePaul Basketball Alone

Taaxpayers should be worried because it’s a long shot that DePaul comes close to filling any arena.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2014

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Cubs Can’t Be Shortsighted With Castro

If Javier Baez has a higher defensive ceiling than Starlin Castro, then the latter needs to look at moving positions.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Expand Soldier Field, But Not For A Super Bowl

Adding more seats would benefit Bears fans and allow for more revenue from non-football events.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2014

Illinois fans. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Suddenly, The Fun Is Back For Illini Basketball

There’s NCAA Tournament hope in Champaign, and that couldn’t have been whispered two weeks ago.

670 The Score–03/04/2014

Coors Field. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Giving An Opening Day Holiday The Cold Shoulder

A federal holiday to sit out in the freezing cold doesn’t sound pleasant.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2014

Jon Ekey, left, and Rayvonte Rice. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Until They Don’t, Illini Still Control Tourney Destiny

It’s crazy to think about, but a late-season hot streak could still put Illinois in the Big Dance.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2014

A view of the proposed jumbotron at Wrigley Field. (Cubs)

Wisch: Boxed In By Rooftops, Cubs Must Think Outside It

At this rate, it seems Javy Baez will be retired by the time the sides reach an agreement.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2014

Rayvonte Rice drives to the basket as Stanford Robinson of the Indiana Hoosiers defends. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Wisch: How About An Illinois-Indiana Hoops Tourney?

Hey, it might be the greatest sporting event on Earth, but, really, who needs the NCAA Tournament?

670 The Score–02/22/2014

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