March

Baylor Bears mascot Bruiser performs during a basketball game. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Baylor Has Made A Remarkable Rise Of Redemption

Buddy Jones, the board chairman of the Baylor University regents, is in constant awe of all the great things his school is experiencing these days.

03/21/2012

Spring allergies. (CBS)

‘Dangerously High’ Tree Pollen Makes For Miserable Allergies

CHICAGO (CBS) — Having summer suddenly make an appearance in mid-March is causing an ugly dark side for some people. Because of the heat wave, plants are budding early and causing “dangerously high” tree pollen […]

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

Kendall Marshall #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels prepares to play against the Creighton Bluejays in the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Five Things To Watch If North Carolina Plays Without Kendall Marshall

The Tarheels are the best transition team in college basketball — with Kendall Marshall running the point. Without him, they’ll need to focus on maximizing their greatest strength and that’s their size.

03/20/2012

Weather

82 Degrees For The First Day Of Spring

Another record-setting day is expected Tuesday, as temperatures climb as high as the mid-80s in some far south suburban areas.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Anti-war activists announce their plans to hold a rally and march to McCormick Place on May 20, the start of the NATO summit in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Rejects Protesters’ Plans For March During NATO Summit

The city of Chicago has rejected a request by anti-war protesters to march through downtown Chicago on May 20, the first day of the NATO summit.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Weather

Streak Of Record Warmth Ends, But Today Was Still A Tie

A string of five straight days of record warmth for Chicago ended on Monday, although the high temperature still matched a 91-year-old mark.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Kendall Marshall #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels goes up for a shot against Ethan Wragge #34 of the Creighton Bluejays in the game's second half.  (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Tar Heels’ Kendall Marshall Breaks Bone In Right Wrist

North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall broke a bone in his right wrist during the second half of Sunday’s win against Creighton in the NCAA tournament.

03/18/2012

Head coach Billy Donovan of the Florida Gators talks with Kenny Boynton #1. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Florida Gators Denies Norfolk State’s Hopes For An Upset

Florida gave the 15th-seeded Spartans no hope of pulling another bracket-shaking upset in the NCAA tournament, taking control of Sunday’s game early and coasting to an 84-50 victory.

03/18/2012

John Henson (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

John Henson Returning For UNC Against Creighton

North Carolina junior John Henson will play against Creighton in the NCAA tournament.

03/18/2012

Lorenzo Brown #2 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack grabs a rebound against Hollis Thompson #1 of the Georgetown Hoyas in the second half during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's basketball tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 18, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Wolfpack Erase Early Deficit, Hang On To Top Hoyas

Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in the final 10.6 seconds and North Carolina State conjured up its glorious tradition with a 66-63 upset of third-seeded Georgetown in a Midwest Regional on Sunday.

03/18/2012

Will Sheehey, 10, celebrates as Indiana defeats VCU in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the team's first Sweet 16 appearance under Tom Crean. (credit: Getty Images)

Indiana Rallies To Top VCU 63-61

Will Sheehey made a 15-footer from the baseline with 12.7 seconds left after a shot was blocked right to him and No. 4 seed Indiana rallied to beat VCU 63-61 in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday.

03/17/2012

Wisconsin celebrates its 60-57 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday, sending them to the Sweet 16. (credit: Getty Images)

Wisconsin Holds Off Vanderbilt 60-57

Ryan Evans scored 11 points and grabbed a crucial rebound in the closing seconds, helping Wisconsin hold off Vanderbilt 60-57 Saturday night to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

03/17/2012

Jared Sullinger, left, led Ohio State to its third straight Sweet 16 berth Saturday against Gonzaga. (credit: Getty Images)

Ohio State Pulls Away From Gonzaga For 73-66 Win

Jared Sullinger scored 18 points, including two big baskets in the final 3 minutes to lead Ohio State past Gonzaga 73-66 on Saturday and into the round of 16.

03/17/2012

Scoop Jardine and Brandon Triche of the Syracuse Orange celebrate a play with teammates against the Kansas State Wildcats during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Syracuse Advances Past Kansas State, Into ‘Sweet Sixteen’

Scoop Jardine’s 16 points helped lead the #1 seed Syracuse defeat the Kansas State Wildcats, 75-59. The Orange advance onto Sweet Sixteen.

03/17/2012

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Dear Duke, Happy St. Patrick’s Day

After their early exit in the NCAA tournament yesterday I wanted to wish Duke a happy St. Patrick’s Day. The boys blue now have the day off to enjoy all the festivities this day has to offer, the parades, green beer, corned beef, and Irish Car Bombs. In fact it has been a rough year for the Dookies, they need to have today off.

03/17/2012

Kyle O'Quinn #10 and Brandon Wheeless #24 of the Norfolk State Spartans celebrate after they won 86-84 against the Missouri Tigers.  (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

No. 2 Seed Mizzou Falls To No. 15 Norfolk St 86-84 In NCAA Tournament

Missouri coach Frank Haith implored his team not to overlook Norfolk State. He spent all week trying to prove to his players that the Spartans were better than a No. 15 seed.

03/16/2012

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 16:  Head coach Brett Reed of the Lehigh Mountain Hawks reacts after the Mountain Hawks defeat Duke. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

C.J. McCollum Leads Lehigh In Shocking Upset Of Duke

C.J. McCollum scored 30 points and Lehigh upset Duke 75-70 to become the second No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 during a wild Friday in the NCAA tournament.

03/16/2012

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Rothstein Files: Friday’s NCAA Tournament Primer

The Madness is on! Find out what to expect — and which names to keep track of — throughout Friday’s action.

03/16/2012

LIU's Jim Ferry (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

No. 16 LIU Ready To Prove Doubters Wrong, Give Bracket A Brooklyn-Style Shock

Make no mistake, the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are a New York team, a melting pot of talent with the city’s street smarts and swagger to back it up.

03/16/2012

Spring Peeper

Warm Weather Means Early Mating Season For Spring Peeper Frogs

You’ve probably been reminded multiple times that it’s still technically winter, but spring clearly is not waiting for the calendar. Even tiny frogs know it.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

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