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John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Illinois Trustees Give Groce Extension, Boost Arena Renovation Budget

John Groce is now under contract through the 2018-’19 season.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2014

USA soccer fans celebrate in Chicago's Grant Park. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bernstein: World Cup Soccer’s Pretty Cool

Watching the best compete on the biggest stage is appealing even to casual observers.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2014

Jordan Morgan #52 of the Michigan Wolverines dunks the ball against Jordan McRae #52 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 28, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan Holds On Late To Beat Tennessee 73-71

Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas had 14 including a key free throw to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in Friday’s first Midwest Regional semifinal.

03/28/2014

Charles Barkley. (Getty Images)

Watch: Charles Barkley Digs On Shaq, Remains Awesome

Charles Barkley’s ability to pull thoughts from left field is absolutely priceless.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2014

Sam Dekker of the Wisconsin Badgers dunks the ball as Isaiah Austin of the Baylor Bears looks on in the second half during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Routs Baylor 69-52 To Reach West Final

Ben Brust hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the second-seeded Badgers who jumped to a 14-point lead in the first half and never let up on the overmatched Bears.

03/27/2014

Florida coach Billy Donovan. (Getty Images)

Updated NCAA Tournament Odds: Florida Still The Favorite

Gators guard Scottie Wilbekin is the favorite to win the tournament MOP award.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2014

Devin Oliver #5 of the Dayton Flyers reacts after defeating the Syracuse Orange 55-53 in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Opening Weekend

By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.

03/24/2014

Joe Harris #12, Mike Tobey #10, Anthony Gill #13, Akil Mitchell #25 and head coach Tony Bennett of the Virginia Cavaliers react late in the game against the Memphis Tigers during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 23, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Virginia Beats Memphis 78-60 In NCAA East Region

Joe Harris scored 16 points and top-seeded Virginia shot 56 percent to beat Memphis78-60 on Sunday night, earning its first trip to the NCAA tournament round of 16 in nearly two decades.

03/23/2014

Jordan Adams #3 of the UCLA Bruins drives against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena on March 23, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

UCLA Beats Lumberjacks 77-60 To Reach Sweet 16

Jordan Adams scored 19 points and UCLA beat Stephen F. Austin 77-60 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.

03/23/2014

The Kentucky Wildcats celebrate defeating the Wichita State Shockers 78 to 76 during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Kentucky Ends Wichita State’s Perfect Run, 78-76

Andrew Harrison scored 20 points, twin brother Aaron had 19 and Kentucky ended Wichita State’s pursuit of perfection Sunday when Fred VanVleet’s potential game-winning 3-pointer missed in a 78-76 victory in the NCAA tournament.

03/23/2014

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: March Is Better Off Without Emperors Boeheim, Krzyzewski

Duke and Syracuse are out, but the college basketball world remains on its axis.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2014

Glenn Robinson III #1 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates a three point shot in the second half against the Texas Longhorns during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 22, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan Beats Texas 79-65 To Advance To Sweet 16

Wolverines beat the Longhorns to reach the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the second straight year.

03/22/2014

Kevin Canevari #3 of the Mercer Bears celebrates with teammates after defeating the Duke Blue Devils 78-71 during the Second Round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Buffalo Grove Man Only Person Who Had Perfect NCAA Bracket After First Two Rounds

Despite numerous surprises and shock upsets, one man from Buffalo Grove still has a perfect bracket, which is believed to be the only one.

03/22/2014

Evan Nolte #11, Anthony Gill #13 and Malcolm Brogdon #15 of the Virginia Cavaliers celebrate in the second half against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers during the Second Round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 21, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Virginia Beats Coastal Carolina 70-59 In NCAAs

Anthony Gill scored 17 points to help No. 1 seed Virginia pull away late and beat Coastal Carolina 70-59 on Friday night, avoiding a historic upset in the NCAA tournament.

03/21/2014

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The Odds Of A Perfect Bracket Can’t Even Be Comprehended

If dinosaurs started picking brackets 65 million years ago and survived, they still wouldn’t have a perfect one.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2014

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Baffoe: Ranking The Best Days On The Sports Calendar

The first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament is great, but is it the best day on the sports calendar?

CBS Chicago–03/21/2014

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View: Dayton Daily News Mocks Ohio State After Flyers’ Big Win

Is it still “The” Ohio State University?

03/21/2014

Ben Brust hits a three against American in the NCAA Tournament. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Brust, Kaminsky Represent The Illinois Products Who Got Away

There are no Illinois teams in the NCAA Tournament, but there are plenty of Illinois products.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 24: Dajuan Graf #35, Eddie Murray #23 and Brett Comer #0 of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles celebrate after defeating the San Diego State Aztecs 81-71 during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 24, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Top 5 NCAA Tournament Cinderella Stories Ever

Everybody loves a Cinderella story. And the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has had its fair share. Here are the top 5.

03/19/2014

Doug McDermott. (Getty Images)

Watch: Buzzer Beater Upon Buzzer Beater From This NCAA Season

Here’s 10-plus minutes of buzzer-beaters from this NCAA basketball season.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2014

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