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Illinois’ Mike Thomas On Accusations Of Player Mistreatment: ‘We Wear Integrity On Our Sleeves’

Illini football coach Tim Beckman sidestepped questions.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2015

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Emma: Illinois Abuse Allegations Highlight Another Major Flaw In NCAA Model

It’s difficult for the typical college athlete to voice concerns of mistreatment to the NCAA.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2015

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Glenview Park District Taking On NCAA In Copyright Dispute

It’s not quite David versus Goliath, but the Glenview Park District is preparing to do battle with the NCAA over a copyright issue.

04/29/2015

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Athletes’ Attorney Slams New NCAA Concussion Deal As “Window Dressing”

The proposal would require the NCAA to establish a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain trauma. It also would require stricter rules for returning to play after an athlete has suffered a concussion.

04/17/2015

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New Concussions Deal With NCAA Proposed

There is a new proposed settlement in a head injury lawsuit against the NCAA brought by football players and other college athletes.

04/14/2015

Jahlil Okafor #15 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after a play in the second half against the Michigan State Spartans during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Duke Headed For Another Championship Game

Justise Winslow scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor added 18 to lead top-seeded Duke.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2015

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NCAA To Monitor Impacts Of Indiana “Religious Freedom” Law

With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

03/27/2015

Bonzie Colson #35 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates after defeating the Wichita State Shockers during the Midwest Regional semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Notre Dame Races By Wichita State For Elite Eight Spot

The Irish blitzed the Shockers in the second half of a surprisingly easy 81-70 victory Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinal.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2015

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Going Dancing: Breaking Down The First 5 Teams In

The Selection Sunday countdown has officially begun.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2015

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5 NCAA Storylines To Watch Heading Into March

What to watch for in the lead up to the madness of the next couple weeks.

02/28/2015

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Bernstein: Penn State As Sick As Ever

The NCAA’s reinstatement of the late Joe Paterno’s wins should not give cover to Penn State zealots, Dan Bernstein writes.

670 The Score–01/16/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: Briean Boddy-Calhoun #29 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers catches a pass intended for Corey Smith #84 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: A Time To Be Thankful For Rivalries

With Thanksgiving upon us, we should all take some time to think about what we are thankful for.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes carries the football against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: J.T. Barrett Has Led Ohio State’s Resurrection As Playoff Contender

If you are looking for this year’s young rising star with a shot to win the Heisman Trophy, look no further than Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett.

11/20/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Jalin Marshall #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes returns a punt 26 yards in the second quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: Championship Races Come Down To Final Stretch

College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races.

11/18/2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - NOVEMBER 8: Melvin Gordon #25 of the Wisconsin Badgers leaps over Leroy Clark #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 8, 2014 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Purdue 34-16. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Melvin Gordon Ready For Showdown With Ameer Abdullah

Melvin Gordon leads the Wisconsin running game against another Heisman candidate and his ground game, Nebraska and Ameer Abdullah.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2014

STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 1: Fred Ross #8 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs celebrates with Robert Johnson #12 after he scores a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half at Davis Wade Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: No. 1 Mississippi State With Something To Prove At Alabama

At Mississippi State, this week is an opportunity to prove to the college football world their bubble is not easy to pop.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2014

OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 01: Quarterback Nick Marshall #14 of the Auburn Tigers rushes 2 yards for a touchdown against Chief Brown #8 of the Mississippi Rebels as the Rebels held a 24-21 lead in the third quarter at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Oxford, Mississippi. Auburn defeated Mississippi 35-31. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Nick Marshall’s Campaign Fueled By Road Victories

Auburn has three Heisman Trophy winners in school history. Quarterback Nick Marshall is a rising candidate in this year’s race.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2014

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Devin Chafin #28 of the Baylor Bears runs the ball against Ben Heeney #31 of the Kansas Jayhawks at McLane Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: Big Games In November Separate Contenders From Pretenders

Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 18: Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs throws against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: TCU’s Trevone Boykin Is This Year’s Hidden Gem

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been the face of a dynamic offense taking the Big 12 by storm.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2014

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Bernstein: Massive UNC Scandal Fails To Shock

The more we learn of schools and the NCAA, the more sympathetic we are for the athletes taking advantage of a corrupt system.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2014

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