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Northwestern coach Chris Collins. (Getty Images)

Wisch: With Football Focus, NU Neglecting Hoops Arena

Northwestern is embarking on a $3.75-billion fundraising campaign, but Welsh-Ryan Arena will remain an eyesore.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.  (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Emma: Iowa No Longer In Control Of Its Own Destiny

“There’s no magic formula,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Dave Sobolewski #3 of the Northwestern Wildcats grabs a rebound in the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 13, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Northwestern Upsets Iowa

Tre Demps had 20 points, including four 3-pointers and Drew Crawford added 15 points and six assists to lead 11th-seeded Northwestern to a 67-62 victory over No. 6 Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament Thursday night.

03/13/2014

A Chicago surgeon shows off a pair of 3-D glasses he wears during surgery. (CBS)

Surgeons Using 3-D Technology To Remove Tumors

Most of us are familiar with wearing special glasses at the cinema, but some doctors are using them in the operating room. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

03/13/2014

The flexible, plastic ring contains a 90-day dose of two drugs. (Credit: CBS)

NU Scientist Creates New Birth Control That Could Protect Women From STIs

Imagine a birth control device that could also protect women against sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS. A Northwestern scientist didn’t just imagine it, he created it.

03/12/2014

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

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

Crawford Lifts Northwestern Over Purdue 74-65

Drew Crawford had 27 points and seven rebounds and Alex Olah added 14 points and seven rebounds to lead Northwestern to a 74-65 victory over Purdue on Sunday in the regular season finale for both teams.

03/09/2014

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Penn State Smothers Northwestern 59-32

D.J. Newbill scored 12 points and Penn State’s zone defense stifled Northwestern in the Nittany Lions’ 59-32 Big Ten win Thursday.

03/06/2014

Jimmy Garoppolo. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Emma: Garoppolo’s Story Nearly Unfolded At Northwestern

The Wildcats passed on an interested Jimmy Garoppolo at a one-day camp in 2009, but he’s content with the path he took.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2014

Jimmy Garoppolo. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Garoppolo Gets Private Workout With Harbaugh, O’Brien

Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo believes he’s improved “tremendously” since season’s end.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2014

An unidentified soldier mans a machine gun on a military vehicle outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on March 3, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine. Scores of heavily-armed soldiers not displaying any idenifying insignia have taken up positions outside the base and parked several dozen vehicles, mostly trucks and patrol cars, nearby. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Northwestern Professor Fears Russia’s ‘Appetite’ For Territory Will Grow

U.S. intelligence estimates another 5,000 Russian troops have joined the 15,000 in the Crimea since the crisis began last week. But thousands more are massed on the Russian side of the Ukraine border as Ukraine’s under-manned military mobilizes to fight a possible wider invasion.

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

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

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