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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

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Bernstein: College Basketball Around Here Sucks

College basketball has come to die in Chicago, where the five local teams have a .341 winning percentage.

670 The Score–02/23/2014

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Northwestern’s Slide Continues With Loss To Indiana

The Hoosiers (15-11, 5-8 Big Ten) ended a three-game losing streak and extended Northwestern’s (12-16, 5-10) slide to five.

02/22/2014

LaQuinton Ross  of the Ohio State Buckeyes passes to teammate Shannon Scott  in the first half as JerShon Cobb and Sanjay Lumpkin defend. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Two Players Ejected In Northwestern Loss To Ohio State

The fracas late in the game delayed play for several minutes while the officials deliberated penalties for the players. Northwestern’s Nikola Cerina also was ejected. The teams shot 10 free throws as a result of the shoving match.

02/19/2014

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New Study Points To Health Risk Of Prolonged Sitting

Northwestern University research time has found that prolonged sitting is a health problem, all by itself.

02/19/2014

Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Colter Is An Outlier In Cause He’s Fighting For

CHICAGO — At 9 a.m. sharp on Tuesday, Kain Colter’s movement for change began. The doors opened inside the federal courthouse, and the quarterback became a star witness. Colter walked in wearing a grey suit […]

CBS Chicago–02/19/2014

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Northwestern’s Colter Testifies In Bid To Form College Athlete Union

The key question is whether college athletes will be considered employees.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2014

RIchard Pitino. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma: Pitino Brings Smart, Hard-Nosed Style To Minnesota

It’s taken a physical, black-and-blue effort for the Gophers to stay in the NCAA Tournament hunt.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2014

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Minnesota Defeats Cold Northwestern 54-48

Minnesota’s DeAndre Mathieu got rolling in the second half, while Northwestern got shut down.

02/17/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans drives the ball around Sanjay Lumpkin #34 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half of the game at Breslin Center on February 13, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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No. 9 Michigan State Beats Northwestern 85-70

The Wildcats (12-13, 5-7) had not allowed 80 points in a game in over a month.

02/13/2014

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

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

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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Baker’s Dozen: Slogans Of UI, NU Sound Childish When Wins Don’t Follow

Enough with the rhetoric, Illinois and Northwestern. Win some games first.

CBS 2–02/07/2014

Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Poor Is The State Of Illinois Recruiting

Wednesday was not Signing Day for the Illini. It was Sighing Day after a subpar recruiting class.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Coach Beckman Takes Shot At Northwestern

It’s a quality-vs.-quantity debate in seeing who got the upper hand in Chicago recruiting.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2014

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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

Former Mayor Richard Daley speaks publicly for the first time about the death of his wife, Maggie, and about life after leaving City Hall, during a reception at the law office where he is of counsel. (Credit: CBS)

Daley Hospitalization, Tests Continue

Former Mayor Richard Daley was hospitalized late last week, after feeling unwell on a business trip to Arizona. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/03/2014

Michigan coach John Beilein. (Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: A Conference In Flux

Northwestern’s stealing the Big Ten headlines as others falter.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2014

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baker’s Dozen: It’s Time To Pay The Collegiate Workforce

Northwestern football seeking to unionize is the right move.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2014

Ben Brust #1 of the Wisconsin Badgers drives to the hoop during the first half of play against the Northwestern Wildcats. (Credit: Mike McGinnis, Getty)

Crawford Leads NU To 65-56 Upset Over No. 14 Wisconsin

Drew Crawford scored a season-high 30 points, JerShon Cobb added all 10 of his points in the second half and Northwestern upset cold-shooting No. 14 Wisconsin 65-56 on Wednesday night.

01/29/2014

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