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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

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

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

RIchard Pitino. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma: Pitino Brings Smart, Hard-Nosed Style To Minnesota

It’s taken a physical, black-and-blue effort for the Gophers to stay in the NCAA Tournament hunt.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans drives the ball around Sanjay Lumpkin #34 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half of the game at Breslin Center on February 13, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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No. 9 Michigan State Beats Northwestern 85-70

The Wildcats (12-13, 5-7) had not allowed 80 points in a game in over a month.

02/13/2014

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

Urban Meyer. (Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Signing Day Rewind: Urban Meyer At It Again

Our expert breaks down who the winners and losers were in the Big Ten on National Signing Day.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2014

Michael David Eliot (Michigan Department of Corrections)

Escaped Michigan Prisoner Captured In Indiana

A convicted murderer who slipped out of a Michigan prison Sunday, sparking a multi-state manhunt, has been captured in LaPorte County, Ind.

02/03/2014

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

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No. 21 Michigan Beats No. 3 Michigan State 80-75

Nik Stauskas made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 3:12 left and finished with 19 points and freshman Derrick Walton Jr. scored a season-high 19, lifting No. 21 Michigan to an 80-75 win over No. 3 Michigan State on Saturday night to remain the only Big Ten team without a conference loss.

01/25/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Northwestern Routed By Michigan 74-51

Nik Stauskas scored 18 points and Glenn Robinson III added 12 to lead Michigan to a 74-51 victory over Northwestern on Sunday.

01/05/2014

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Son Of Former Cal City Cop Is Accused Of Murdering Mich. Trooper

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has the story of the suspect and his ties to the Chicago area.

09/13/2013

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TTYM: Eminem Crashes Michigan Game, Smack-Talking 7-Year Old And Sammy Sosa Is That You?

  by @TaraLipinskyMore Columns here. Jet’s Fight Crew In case you haven’t heard –  Jets’ fans have an awful reputation of getting angry and belligerent during games. I have no idea why. Story via CBS New York Can […]

09/13/2013

A Greyhound bus headed from Toronto to Chicago crashed in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, on Aug. 1, 2013, sending five people to the hospital. (Photo supplied by Brittany Gray)

11 Hurt In Greyhound Bus Crash En Route To Chicago

Thirty-six passengers and the driver were on the bus when it crashed with a semi-trailer truck on westbound Interstate 94, between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, around 9:30 a.m. Chicago time.

08/01/2013

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Rising Star: Louisville Junior Luke Hancock

Most pundits expected Louisville to be in the national championship game, but no one expected Luke Hancock to play an important role.

04/09/2013

Mitch McGary after Michigan's loss to Louisville in the NCAA championship game. (Photo: screen grab)

Michigan’s McGary Plans To Wake Up Today And ‘Get Back At It’

But he sidestepped one big question — Will he return to Michigan next season?

04/09/2013

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Five Things: Missing McGary And Hancock Saves Cardinals…Again

The preseason No. 2 team finishes 35-5 and wins 16 in a row to close the season, culminating with a national championship. No dominant team in college basketball this year?

04/09/2013

Luke Hancock of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates as he cuts down the net after helping his team win the NCAA title game. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Luke Hancock’s Heroics Propel Louisville To NCAA Title

Luke Hancock’s knack for making big shots was on display well before he transferred to Louisville. But he craved something bigger. He finally got it last night.

04/09/2013

Louisville teammates celebrate win over Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Getty Images/Streeter Lecka)

Louisville Beats Michigan 82-76 For NCAA Title

Relentless Louisville rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.

04/09/2013

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