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DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Deante' Gray #20 of the TCU Horned Frogs runs for a touchdown against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: October Will Get Started With A Bang

October is the best month for college football.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2014

Linebacker T.J. Neal #52 of the Illinois Fighting Illini arches of running back Ameer Abdullah #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskersduring their game at Memorial Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Illinois Loses 45-14 At No. 21 Nebraska

Even if Wes Lunt had been able to play against Nebraska, it probably wouldn’t have mattered. Not with the Illinois defense unable to slow the Cornhuskers’ running game.

09/28/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Turmoil In Michigan

Brady Hoke’s seat is scalding hot.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2014

Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Wisch: In Big Ten, Beckman Should Be Held To Higher Standard

Tim Beckman’s boss made it clear upon his hiring that Big Ten success was the goal.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2014

Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich talks with CBS 2's Jay Levine in Cupich's hometown of Omaha, Neb. (CBS)

New Archbishop Draws Line In Sand Against Church Hardliners

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was there as Blase Cupich, who will be installed in Chicago in November, shared the good news with his hometown.

09/22/2014

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: As Northwestern Falters, Fitzgerald Held Accountable

For all Pat Fitzgerald’s flashy words, the Wildcats haven’t had much success lately.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2014

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: It Should Be ‘Bowl Or Bust’ For Beckman In 2014

No Illini coach has started with three straight losing seasons since 1977-’79.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2014

Illini wing Kendrick Nunn. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Thoughts On The Illini Basketball Schedule

Illinois’ Big Ten slate starts tough, but there’s opportunity for a strong finish.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Report: Ohio State QB Miller Out For Season

Braxton Miller reportedly injured his throwing shoulder and could be out for the season.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Bears guard Matt Slauson, center. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Long, Slauson Always On Guard

Kyle Long is the engaging personality, while Matt Slauson is quiet and unassuming.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2014

Maryland coach Randy Edsall. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Emma: NCAA Change Can’t Come Soon Enough

Maryland coach Randy Edsall sounded off at media days, saying there needs to be “big changes.”

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

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Chicago Area Dodges Worst Of Midwest Storms

Though some rain began moving through the Chicago area Wednesday morning, the worst of a damaging storm system headed east from Iowa and Missouri was passing well south of the city and suburbs.

06/04/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Emma: Let’s Finally Accept Big Ten’s Eastern Expansion

The Big Ten yearns to own two regions, which would be unprecedented for a collegiate conference.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

Northern Illinois football coach Rod Carey. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: NIU Should Push For Big 12 Membership

In the money-driven culture of collegiate athletics, the Chicago market and continued gridiron success make NIU appealing.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2014

Pat Fitzgerald. (Getty Images)

Illinois, Northwestern Each Tabbed For BTN Primetime Game

Both squads will face Nebraska in a primetime TV game.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2014

Michigan coach John Beilein. (Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Tournament Primer: Best And Worst Case Scenarios

There’s no salvation waiting for Purdue, but hope resides for Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2014

Nebraska senior Mike Peltz. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Watch: Nebraska Player Proposes To Girlfriend In Senior Day Speech

Mike Peltz really went out in style in his last home game.

03/10/2014

Tim Miles. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Emma: Tim Miles Has Nebraska Believing

Picked to finish last in the Big Ten, the Cornhuskers have the NCAA Tournament in their sights.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2014

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

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

Northwestern Falls To Nebraska 54-47

Shavon Shields had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Nebraska, which took a 10-point lead with 7 minutes left and held on to defeat Northwestern 54-47 Saturday.

03/01/2014

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