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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Big 12 Commissioner: ‘Cheating Pays’

“There’s a lot of change coming,” Bob Bowlsby says.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2014

SEC commissioner Mike Slive. (Getty Images)

SEC Commissioner Slive Continues Push For Big Five Autonomy

“Things are different and expectations of student-athletes are different,” Mike Slive said.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Wisch: When It Comes To Titles, Big Ten Is Final Forlorn

The Big Ten has sent 18 teams to the Final Four in the last quarter century but has just one champion.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

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

TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Sean Mannion #4 of the Oregon State Beavers throws a pass during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on September 29, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. The Beavers defeated the Wildcats 38-35. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Get To Know That Other Quarterback In Oregon, Sean Mannion

The Pac 12 has a few quarterbacks being talked about when discussing the Heisman Trophy this season. While Oregon’s Marcus Mariota may be considered the Heisman favorite at this point in the season, Oregon State’s Sean Mannion has been doing more than enough to stay in the running, and may be the ultimate sleeper pick this season.

10/24/2013

Chris Collins. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Collins A Risk For Northwestern

Collins and Northwestern may be an ideal fit. It will certainly look and sound that way while it’s still all about appearances.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

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Howland Holds News Conference To Thank UCLA Players, Staff

Ousted UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland, who was fired two days after the Bruins were eliminated from this year’s NCAA tournament, held a press conference Monday afternoon.

03/26/2013

Ryan Kelly (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Previewing The 9 Major Conference Tourneys With Predictions

Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.

03/13/2013

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: Does College Football Need A 13-Game Regular Season?

College football seems to just keep getting bigger.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2013

Wisconsin running back Montee Ball attempts to leap over Oregon defenders in the 2012 Rose Bowl Game. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Big Ten, Pac-12 Suspend Scheduling Agreement

The Big Ten and Pac-12 have scrapped plans to schedule games against each other in all sports, with Pac-12 officials saying there were too many complications with football schedules to pull it off.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

Texas and Oklahoma are at the center of all the chaos. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Bernstein: College Chaos Is Just Funny

Pardon me while I laugh. I’m sorry. It’s a reflexive reaction I have when too many people around me are making their serious faces and speaking in grim tones. I’ll understand when you kick me out of class.

670 The Score–09/21/2011

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Superconferences Still On Hold As Pac-12 Stays Put

Unless there is a major surprise looming, the latest round of conference realignment will only produce a handful of changes. The 16-team superconference is again on hold.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2011

LeBron James and ESPN's Jim Gray speak at the LeBron James announcement of his future NBA plans at the  Boys & Girls Club of America on July 8, 2010 in Greenwich, Connecticut. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Estabrook Group)

Wisch: At The Root Of Sports’ Evils, You’ll Find ESPN

The Big 12 is crumbling. Big East powers are fleeing to the ACC. And practically every American outside the 305 area code (that’s Miami) carries a personal vendetta against LeBron James. And for all of it, I put the blame on ESPN.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2011

Dan Persa

Thompson: Pay Student-Athletes? Sure, But How?

Last week, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney said that conference officials discussed the possibility of paying their student-athletes.

670 The Score–05/22/2011

Illinois vs Northwestern

Wisch: College Football Could Save Your Sundays This Fall

The NCAA is hypocritical. It’s frustrating. And it’s fraught more inconsistencies than Alfonso Soriano’s swing. Or Carlos Zambrano’s head. But the NCAA isn’t dumb.

03/31/2011

Washington Huskies vs Oregon Ducks

Pac-12 Considers Sunday Games If No NFL Season

An NFL owner recently guaranteed that there would be a 2011 season, but if for some reason that doesn’t happen, there could still be football on Sundays.

03/29/2011

Goodbye Pac-10, Hello Pac-12…In 2011 That is

NEW YORK — For years people in the Pac-10 — from players to fans — have complained about a lack of recognition and a so-called East Coast bias that caused the conference to be under-appreciated […]

07/28/2010