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Pedro Strop. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Activate Strop From DL, Wright From Paternity List

Hector Rondon goes onto the paternity leave list as well.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

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Javy Baez Is Heating Up

Baez is hitting .464 in his last seven games at Triple-A Iowa.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Emma: Let’s Finally Accept Big Ten’s Eastern Expansion

The Big Ten yearns to own two regions, which would be unprecedented for a collegiate conference.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

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

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan. (Getty Images)

Duke-Wisconsin Headlines 2014 ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Ohio State makes a visit to Louisville in another marquee matchup.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2014

Javy Baez. (Getty Images)

Javy Baez Placed On 7-Day DL At Triple-A Iowa

Baez suffered the injury taking ground balls during batting practice.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2014

Illinois' State Farm Center. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Could Illinois Support Another Big Ten School?

This state could benefit from a true rivalry between public universities, as the likes of Iowa and Michigan have.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Getty Images)

Levine: Renteria Reiterates — Baez Returning To Minors

The Cubs continue to insist Javier Baez will be the everyday shortstop at Triple-A Iowa.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

Doug McDermott. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: My Terrible Bracket Will Help You Win Your Office Pool

Let these picks “un-guide” you in your quest to win your NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2014

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.  (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Emma: Iowa No Longer In Control Of Its Own Destiny

“There’s no magic formula,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Dave Sobolewski #3 of the Northwestern Wildcats grabs a rebound in the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 13, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Northwestern Upsets Iowa

Tre Demps had 20 points, including four 3-pointers and Drew Crawford added 15 points and six assists to lead 11th-seeded Northwestern to a 67-62 victory over No. 6 Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament Thursday night.

03/13/2014

Michigan coach John Beilein. (Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Tournament Primer: Best And Worst Case Scenarios

There’s no salvation waiting for Purdue, but hope resides for Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2014

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Ekey’s 3 Lifts Illinois Over No. 24 Iowa 66-63

Jon Ekey hit a 3-pointer in the final second to lift Illinois to a 66-63 victory over No. 24 Iowa on Saturday night.

03/08/2014

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.  (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Watch: Iowa’s McCabe Slams MSU’s Trice Down With Wrestling Move

Pretty sure this isn’t allowed in basketball, folks.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: Conference’s Bubble Grows Larger

Somewhat miraculously, Illinois and Indiana have climbed into NCAA Tournament contention.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2014

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Wolves Set Franchise Record With 17-Game Home Point Streak

Center Adam Cracknell posted two goals and one assist to lead the Chicago Wolves to a 4-0 victory over the Iowa Wild on Sunday afternoon at Allstate Arena. In the process, the Wolves set a franchise record by running their home point streak to 17 games.

03/02/2014

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

Terran Petteway. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: In Nebraska’s Capital City, A Basketball Program Is Reborn

By Chris Emma- (CBS) Decades have passed since Nebraska had hope on the hardcourt. A team that has historically been an afterthought on its own campus — plus everywhere else — has energized a fan […]

CBS Chicago–02/24/2014

Indiana's Assembly Hall. (Getty Images)

Falling Metal Forces Indiana To Postpone Iowa Game

A piece of metal about eight feet long fell into the lower bowl, damaging seats.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Getty Images)

Levine: Baez Will Start Season In Minors

Javier Baez still needs to work on his defense and become more refined before becoming a regular at Wrigley.

670 The Score–02/18/2014

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