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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: May 18-22

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2015

Brian Kelly

Bernstein: Stop Believing Coaches

Coaches lie and coaches leave. They lie about leaving, leave while they’re lying, and fly off in pursuit of better, richer, more interesting jobs.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2013

Alabama celebrates its national championship. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Everything You Need To Know About College Football’s New Playoff

Here’s what you need to know about the new postseason format put together by the commissioners of the 11 major college football conferences and Notre Dame’s athletic director.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Wisch: Playoff Is Coming, Now Give College Football A New Name

So, major college football is finally getting a playoff. Now, can it get a new name, too?

CBS Chicago–06/23/2012

The Coaches' Trophy is seen at media day for the BCS National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Wisch: Playoff Systems? They’re Far From Perfect

A funny thing happened on the way to this widespread belief that the BCS is the worst thing to happen to sports since Barry Bonds’ biceps. People somehow became convinced that playoff systems are perfect.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

Northwestern gears up for Big Ten Redbirds

The Northwestern Wildcats might see some familiar faces Saturday when they host Illinois State in their home opener. “They got Big Ten talent,” NU head coach Pat Fitzgerald said after practice Wednesday. “They got (nine) Big […]


Wrigleyville Classic boosting NU ticket sales

Wrigley Field is already paying dividends for the Northwestern Wildcats as football season tickets sales are up 40 percent, NU Athletic Director Jim Phillips said Friday. The revelation came at a press conference at Wrigley […]


Illinois suffers blow to secondary

Illinois starting safety Supo Sanni suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon Wednesday and will miss the entire season, head coach Ron Zook announced Thursday. “Supo is a great young man who was on track for an […]


Camping with the ‘Cats: A Northwestern Football Preview

EVANSTON, Ill. – Long gone are the days of the Northwestern Wildcats not being “tough enough” to play in the Big Ten. Step onto Pat Fitzgerald’s practice field in August and you are stepping into the middle […]


Persa Takes Over in Evanston

Another year, another Northwestern quarterback. That’s the story in Evanston as the Wildcats will start their third different quarterback in three years when junior Dan Persa takes over under center this fall. At 6-1, 210, […]