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Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer, center. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Searching For A Silver Lining

The Big Ten is down — and perhaps out of the College Football Playoff already.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2014

College Football Spotlight: Big Ten Reputation On The Line For Michigan State

The Big Ten had an opportunity to make a statement in the opening weekend of the college football season, but Wisconsin let a 24-7 lead slip away against LSU in Houston. As Wisconsin saw a […]

08/31/2014

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. (Getty Images)

Florida State, Alabama Are 1-2 Atop Preseason AP Poll

Notre Dame checks in at No. 17.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Johnny Football

Here are five little known facts about Johnny Manziel.

08/01/2014

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Emma: 5 Big Ten Football Storylines

Can the Big Ten finally produce a national champion again? Ohio State has the talent.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

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Best Destinations For The Wine Lover’s Vacation

While Napa Valley deserves to be mentioned on any short list of the country’s top wine destinations, there are several other destinations nationwide that are worthy of merit.

06/10/2014

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49ers Fan Suing Seahawks, NFL For $50M Over Selective Ticket Sales

A man in Nevada was upset he was prevented from purchasing a ticket to the NFL Championship game.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2014

De'Anthony Thomas, right. (Getty Images)

Report: De’Anthony Thomas To Visit Bears

Thomas fits into the slot receiver/scatback/returner mold.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2014

Marcus Smart. (Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Bubble Watch: Oklahoma State Moving Up, Missouri Falling Back

Arkansas and Oklahoma State are making runs, while Missouri and Stanford are struggling.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2014

Colt Lyerla. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Hoge: Kyle Long Supporting Former Teammate Colt Lyerla In Comeback Effort

Colt Lyerla is looking to put his past behind him.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2014

John Groce. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Illinois Falters In 71-64 Loss To No. 15 Oregon

Illinois gave Oregon its best shot and had an opportunity to knock the 15th-ranked Ducks from the ranks of the unbeaten Saturday night.

12/15/2013

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 2: Andre Williams #44 of the Boston College Eagles breaks a touchdown run against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the second half at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles won the game 34 to 27. November 2, 2013 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Boston College’s Andre Williams Rushes In To The Mix

With the competition wide open for the Heisman Trophy, Boston College running back Andre Williams has become a bit of a rising contender.

11/28/2013

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 28: Zach Mettenberger #8 of the LSU Tigers passes against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: LSU’s Mettenberger Looks To Make Dent In Race Vs. Alabama

By now, we have taken a glance at some of the SEC’s Heisman hopefuls like Manziel, McCarron and Murray. But what about the league’s second highest-rated passer, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger?

11/07/2013

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 26: Byron Marshall #9 of the Oregon Ducks runs against Tyler Foreman #23 of the UCLA Bruins on October 26, 2013 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: The Week We Have All Been Waiting For

This is the week college football fans have had circled on the calendar for quite some time. This is the week that will begin to truly shape the BCS Championship picture. This is the week we have been waiting for.

11/05/2013

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 22: Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Sanford Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Georgia’s Aaron Murray Coming Through In The Clutch

One of the all-time best quarterbacks in the SEC is still busy rewriting the record books while keeping the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC and BCS title hunt.

10/10/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03: Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks carries the ball against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Flying To Head Of The Flock

Marcus Mariota has become one of the emerging top contenders for the Heisman Trophy. The hype is warranted, as NFL fans hoping for a new franchise quarterback are also checking out Mariota as a potential draft pick.

09/25/2013

Dominic Artis #1 of the Oregon Ducks loses the ball in the first half against Chane Behanan #21 of the Louisville Cardinals during the Midwest Region Semifinal round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Smith Leads Louisville To 77-69 Victory Over Ducks

Russ Smith matched his career high with 31 points to lead three Cardinals in double figures, and top-seeded Louisville overcame its toughest test yet in a 77-69 victory over Oregon on Friday night.

03/29/2013

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Rothstein: Friday’s Sweet 16 Primer; Predictions, Key Matchups & More

Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.

03/29/2013

Arsalan Kazemi of the Oregon Ducks (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Thursday’s NCAA Tournament Primer; Picks, Upset Alert & More

Oklahoma State had a terrific season, but got by far the toughest draw out of any five-seed in the bracket. Keep an eye on Oregon.

03/21/2013

Byron Marshall tackles Ryan Mueller in the endzone on a blocked extra point attempt that resulted in a safety. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oregon Gets 1-point Safety In Fiesta Bowl

Fifth-ranked Oregon was awarded a 1-point safety on an obscure rule against No. 7 Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday night.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2013

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