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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

Will Yeguete #15 of the Florida Gators (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Five Things: Life On The Bubble And Selection Sunday

A great weekend of hoops culminated in Sunday’s selection show. With the field set, the real madness can begin.

03/17/2014

Lacey Holsworth and Michigan State's Adreian Payne. (Getty Images)

Emma: Spartans Find Inspiration In 8-Year-Old Lacey

Young cancer survivor Lacey Holsworth and the Spartans have a special bond.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2014

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

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

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

Former Penn State football assistant Mike McQueary in 2012. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Report Alleges Former Penn State Assistant McQueary Had Gambling Problems, Told Players He Was Abused Himself

New information and background on Mike McQueary is brought to light.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2014

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

Rayvonte Rice of the University of Illinois drives the ball to the basket. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Illinois Beats No. 18 Michigan State 53-46

Tracy Abrams scored 12 points, leading Illinois to a 53-46 win over No. 18 Michigan State on Saturday.

03/01/2014

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

Glenn Robinson III. (Getty Images)

Emma: Michigan Shows Resiliency In Another Special Season

Despite losing star big man Mitch McGary, the Wolverines have climbed to the top of the Big Ten.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2014

Kentucky coach John Calipari. (Getty Images)

Elite Chicago Recruit Charles Matthews Chooses Kentucky Over Illinois, Others

Matthews surprised some with the

CBS Chicago–02/26/2014

Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Gary Harris

The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.

02/25/2014

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

Aaron Craft. (Ryan Young/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: It’s Still Unpredictable At Top

Ohio State has righted itself, but Michigan and Michigan State still remain on top.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Michigan coach John Beilein. (Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: A Conference In Flux

Northwestern’s stealing the Big Ten headlines as others falter.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2014

Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans drives to the basket against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the game at State Farm Center on January 18, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois. Michigan State won the game 78-62. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

No. 4 Michigan State Pushes Past Illinois, 78-62

After opening conference play 2-0, Illinois has now lost four in a row.

01/18/2014

Branden Dawson and Gavin Schilling of the Michigan State Spartans battle for a rebound with Alex Olah. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan State Tops Northwestern 54-40

Gary Harris scored 14 points and No. 4 Michigan State beat Northwestern 54-40 on Wednesday night for its ninth straight win.

01/15/2014

Rose Bowl. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Rose Bowl

As you prepare to watch today’s game, here are five other things you might not have known about the Rose Bowl and its participants over the years.

670 The Score–01/01/2014

Max Bullough attempts to tackle Ameer Abdullah. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Mich. State LB Bullough Suspended For Rose Bowl

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has suspended senior linebacker Max Bullough for violating team rules, making him ineligible to play in the Rose Bowl. In a news release sent early Thursday, Spartans coach […]

12/26/2013

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