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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

Jeremy Langford  of the Michigan State Spartans is lifted by teammate Fou Fonoti  after scoring the game winning touchdown. (Credit: Andy Lyons, Getty)

No. 10 Michigan St. Shocks No. 2 Ohio St. 34-24

Connor Cook was determined to shake things up in the Big Ten title game.

12/08/2013

Mark Dantonio.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Silverman: Spartans Hoping They Can Unleash Defense Against Favored Buckeyes

Ohio State and Michigan State are the two dominant teams in the Big Ten and they deserve to be playing for the Big Ten championship.

670 The Score–12/05/2013

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 16: Quarterback Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans looks for help during their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Biggest Question Now Is Michigan State Or Oklahoma State?

The easy question is to ask if Ohio State is better than Baylor, but the real question should ask if Michigan State is better than Oklahoma State. That is the most important question over the next few weeks, but it will not matter if Alabama and Florida State run the table to collide in Pasadena.

11/18/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Stifled By Michigan State In 42-3 Loss

Connor Cook threw for three touchdowns and Michigan State’s defense locked down Illinois Saturday on the way to a 42-3 win.

10/26/2013

Cam McDaniel #33 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates his game-winning touchdown against the Michigan State Spartans at Notre Dame Stadium on September 21, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Michigan State 17-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 22 Notre Dame Outlasts Michigan State 17-13

Notre Dame took advantage of a trick play that backfired, as well as four pass interference calls and a holding penalty that kept drives alive, to defeat Michigan State for the third straight time.

09/22/2013

Jim Miller. (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Jim Miller Takes Position With Bears Organization

Former Bears quarterback Jim Miller is returning to the franchise he spent four seasons at quarterback with.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2013

Derrick Nix #25 of the Michigan State Spartans draws contact on offense in the first half against Tyler Thornton #3 of the Duke Blue Devils during the Midwest Region Semifinal round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Curry Sends Duke Past Michigan St. 71-61

Seth Curry shot Duke right into the regional finals — and put Mike Krzyzewski on the verge of another major milestone.

03/29/2013

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Rothstein: Friday’s Sweet 16 Primer; Predictions, Key Matchups & More

Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.

03/29/2013

Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans drives for a shot attempt in the first half against D.J. Stephens #30 of the Memphis Tigers. (Credit: Gregory Shamus, Getty)

Michigan State Advances Past Memphis 70-48

Gary Harris scored 16 of his career-high 23 points in the first half to help third-seeded Michigan State cruise past sixth-seeded Memphis 70-48 on Saturday, putting the Spartans in the round of 16 for the fifth time in six years.

03/23/2013

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