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Jon Ekey, left, and Rayvonte Rice. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Until They Don’t, Illini Still Control Tourney Destiny

It’s crazy to think about, but a late-season hot streak could still put Illinois in the Big Dance.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2014

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Illinois Cools Nebraska With 60-49 Win

Illinois freshmen Kendrick Nunn and Malcolm Hill combined for 23 points and the Illini ended Nebraska’s five-game win streak on Wednesday night, 60-49.

02/26/2014

Terran Petteway. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: In Nebraska’s Capital City, A Basketball Program Is Reborn

By Chris Emma- (CBS) Decades have passed since Nebraska had hope on the hardcourt. A team that has historically been an afterthought on its own campus — plus everywhere else — has energized a fan […]

CBS Chicago–02/24/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Illinois Loses To Nebraska 67-58

Shavon Shields scored a career-high 33 points, making all 15 of his free throws for Nebraska’s best performance at the line in 32 years, and the Cornhuskers defeated Illinois 67-58 on Wednesday night.

02/12/2014

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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Northwestern Rally Falls Short In 53-49 Loss To Nebraska

Terran Petteway scored 17 points, and Nebraska overcame a slow start to beat Northwestern 53-49 on Saturday.

02/08/2014

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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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Parents Suffer Incredible Loss, Then A Miracle

Imagine losing a child, then having every physical memory of him stolen from you–his baby pictures, birth certificate, even his death certificate. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

11/08/2013

Running back Treyvon Green slips past safety Corey Cooper of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. (Credit:  Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Northwestern Loses To Nebraska On Last Second Hail Mary

Jordan Westerkamp caught Ron Kellogg III’s tipped desperation heave to the end zone with no time left Saturday, giving Nebraska a 27-24 victory over Northwestern on Saturday.

11/02/2013

Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase #2 of the Illinois Fighting Illini is brought down by cornerback Ciante Evans #17 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during their game at Memorial Stadium on October 5, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Nebraska Beats Illinois 39-19

Ameer Abdullah ran for a career-high 225 yards and two touchdowns and Nebraska’s maligned defense was much improved in a 39-19 victory over Illinois on Saturday.

10/05/2013

Dr. Anthony Garcia (Credit: Omaha Police Dept.)

Indiana Doctor Arrested Downstate For 4 Nebraska Murders

An Indiana doctor who was fired from a Nebraska medical school more than a decade ago has been arrested on suspicion of killing four people with ties to the school in two separate attacks five years apart.

07/16/2013

A fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches as his team takes on the Nebraska Cornhuskers during a quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Thomas Leads Ohio State Past Nebraska 71-50

DeShaun Thomas and Sam Thompson had 19 points apiece, helping No. 10 Ohio State rout Nebraska 71-50 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Friday night.

03/15/2013

Shavon Shields #31 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers shoots against Donnie Hale #15 of the Purdue Boilermakers during a first round game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 14, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Nebraska Holds Off Purdue 57-55 In Big Ten

Shavon Shields scored 19 points, Brandon Ubel added 16 points and eight rebounds and Nebraska beat Purdue 57-55 Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.

03/14/2013

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Illinois Survives Stubborn Nebraska, 72-65

Illinois used double-figure scoring from five players to hold off stubborn Nebraska Saturday, 72-65.

03/02/2013

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Talley Leads Nebraska Past Northwestern 64-49

Dylan Talley scored 20 points and Ray Gallegos broke out of his 3-point shooting slump in the second half to lead Nebraska to a 64-49 victory over Northwestern on Saturday.

01/26/2013

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Martinez Rallies Nebraska Past Northwestern, 29-28

Taylor Martinez threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns and Nebraska rallied to beat Northwestern 29-28 on Saturday.

10/20/2012

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Retired San Francisco Firefighter’s Body Found After He Never Made It To Chicago

The body of a retired San Francisco firefighter has been found in Nebraska, after he disappeared from a Chicago-bound Amtrak train.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

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Obama To Move On From Chicago As He Fills Campaign War Chest

President Barack Obama is still behind Republican opponent Mitt Romney when it comes to filling his war chest with campaign cash.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

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Nebraskan Columnist Admits His Town ‘Sorta Did A JoePa’

(WSCR) As sunlight begins to expose all that surrounds Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, one Nebraskan columnist apparently has something he wants to get off his chest. Les Mann, a longtime […]

670 The Score–07/18/2012

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Nebraska Hammers Illinois 80-57

The Cornhuskers (12-13, 4-10 Big Ten) snapped a four-game losing streak and sent the Illini (16-11, 5-9) to their fifth consecutive loss.

02/18/2012

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