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Nunn Helps Illinois Shoot Down Minnesota, 62-49

Freshman guard Kendrick Nunn hit five 3-pointers and led Illinois with 19 points as the last-place Illini beat Minnesota 62-49 on Wednesday night, putting a damper on the Gophers’ hopes for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid.

02/19/2014

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Minnesota Defeats Cold Northwestern 54-48

Minnesota’s DeAndre Mathieu got rolling in the second half, while Northwestern got shut down.

02/17/2014

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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

Northwestern coach Chris Collins. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Emma: Just As Chris Collins Imagined, Support’s Growing For Northwestern

Just as first-year coach Chris Collins imagined, there’s a renewed energy from Wildcats fans.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

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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

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Bears’ Season Ticket Prices Going Up An Average of 4.1 Percent

Bears season tickets will see a cost increase of $2 to $12, the team said.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2014

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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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Northwestern Wins Again, 55-54 At Minnesota

Drew Crawford scored 17 points and JerShon Cobb pitched in 15 points to help Northwestern win its third game in a row on the road, 55-54 over Minnesota on Saturday.

02/01/2014

Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild controls the puck against Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of the game on January 23, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Wild Hold Off Blackhawks For 2-1 Victory

Jason Pominville and Matt Cooke scored first-period goals and Darcy Kuemper made 33 saves and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night.

01/23/2014

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Illinois 1 Of 6 States To Get Veterans Jobs Program

Illinois is one of six states chosen for a special program to help military veterans make the transition to civilian job.

10/15/2013

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback officiates the wedding of a lesbian couple in Minneapolis, one of 46 same-sex couples to get married at Minneapolis City Hall on Aug. 1, 2013, the day same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota. (Credit: CBS)

Minneapolis Mayor Urges Same-Sex Couples To Tie The Knot In Gopher State

The mayor of Minneapolis is making no bones about it, he wants same-sex couples to come to Minnesota to spend big bucks on weddings, since they can’t get married yet in Illinois.

09/05/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

Ex-Dixon Comptroller Serving Time In Minnesota Prison

The convicted former comptroller of Dixon, Ill., who stole tens of million of dollars in city money, has arrived at her final prison destination.

06/04/2013

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Big 1st Half Propels Florida Over Minnesota 78-64

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mike Rosario scored 25 points and Florida used an overpowering first half to roll past Minnesota and into the NCAA tournament round of 16 for third consecutive year with a 78-64 […]

03/24/2013

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Mbakwe, Minnesota Take Down No. 1 Indiana 77-73

Trevor Mbakwe had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Minnesota take down No. 1 Indiana 77-73 on Tuesday night, the seventh time the top-ranked team in The Associated Press’ poll has lost a game this season.

02/26/2013

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Illinois Takes Down No. 18 Minnesota 57-53

Tyler Griffey capped a terrific week for Illinois with 16 points, and the Fighting Illini went 11 for 23 from 3-point range in a 57-53 win over No. 18 Minnesota on Sunday night.

02/10/2013

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No. 9 Minnesota Beats Northwestern 69-51

Austin Hollins hit five 3-pointers during an impressive three-minute stretch in the second half, finishing with 19 points and sparking ninth-ranked Minnesota to a 69-51 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night.

01/06/2013

Derreck Edwards #19 of Texas Tech falls into the end zone for a first quarter touchdown against Antionio Johnson #10 of Minnesota during the Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium on December 28, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Texas Tech Rallies To Beat Minnesota 34-31

Minnesota made plenty of plays Friday night. They simply could not make one when it mattered most.

12/29/2012

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Smith: Bears Facing A ‘One-Game Season’

Following the loss in Minnesota, Bears coach Lovie Smith now looks ahead to what he called a “one-game season”–an all-important game against rival Green Bay.

12/10/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr leaving his house in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jackson Jr. Avoiding Spotlight By Staying In Minnesota

A day after Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. left his second stint at the Mayo Clinic, a source close to the Jackson family said the congressman was still in Rochester, Minn., in an effort to avoid the spotlight.

CBS 2–11/14/2012

Carlos Boozer #5 of the Chicago Bulls shoots against (L-R) Dante Cunningham #33 and Greg Stiemsma #34 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the NBA preseason game on October 19, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Boozer Leads Bulls To 92-81 Win Over Timberwolves

Carlos Boozer had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 92-81 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

10/19/2012

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