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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

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Pat Fitzgerald Is Really Salty About Northwestern’s Struggles

“We’re an embarrassment,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald says.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Michigan State Spartans. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Oh, What A Night

Michigan State-Oregon is must-watch TV, plus 10 Big Ten thoughts and power rankings.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: As Northwestern Falters, Fitzgerald Held Accountable

For all Pat Fitzgerald’s flashy words, the Wildcats haven’t had much success lately.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2014

Venric Mark. (Credit: Justin K. Aller, Getty)

Northwestern RB Venric Mark Transferring

Venric Mark cited “personal reasons” for leaving.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2014

Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff. (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Big Ten Media Days Notebook: Iowa’s Scherff A Freak Among Men

At 315 pounds himself, Brandon Sherff has famously cleaned 443 pounds three times.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

Northwestern's Ryan Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Northwestern’s Phillips Envisions Alternative To Unionization

Northwestern AD Jim Phillips will soon find himself at the forefront of a controversial issue.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2014

Illinois will need big production out of running back Josh Ferguson, left. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Taking A Quick Run Through Big Ten Football

Wisconsin has a most favorable 2014 conference schedule.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2014

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald. (Getty Images)

Emma: NCAA’s Day Of Reckoning Coming — Just Not Today

In a wild scene on campus Friday, Northwestern football players voted whether to unionize.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

Trevor Siemian. (Getty Images)

Northwestern Players Vote Whether To Join Union

Northwestern football players cast secret ballots Friday in an on-campus hall adjacent to their home stadium on whether to form the nation’s first union for college athletes. Just don’t expect results any time soon.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

Trevor Siemian. (Getty Images)

Emma: Unity Too Strong For Northwestern Unionization

On April 25, Northwestern’s scholarship football players will vote on the potential formation of a union, the first of its kind in college athletics.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2014

Pat Fitzgerald. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images

Bernstein: Let’s See Northwestern Lead

This is time for the kind of innovation and pioneering of which they speak.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2014

Trevor Siemian. (Getty Images)

Northwestern QB Siemian Says Union Push Was Rushed, Wrong

Northwestern players are set to vote April 25 on whether to unionize.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2014

Pat Fitzgerald

Wildcats’ Fitzgerald Urges ‘No’ Vote On Union

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald is encouraging his team to vote no on forming a union less than two weeks after the National Labor Relations Board said the players could bargain collectively and called for an election.

04/05/2014

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

Pat Fitzgerald

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)

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

Pat Fitzgerald. (Getty Images)

National Signing Day: Northwestern’s Class Ranked 10th In Big Ten, Illinois’ 11th

Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald says he’s “really excited” about his class.

670 The Score–02/05/2014

Pat Fitzgerald

Wisch: Against Winning Teams, Fitzgerald’s Record Takes A Big Hit

While reputations can often mislead, I’d argue that numbers don’t.

670 The Score–10/18/2013

Pat Fitzgerald. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baker’s Dozen: Coach Fitz Turning NU Into Real Contender

I look forward to you joining me in my kitchen as I cook up my thoughts on an smorgasbord of topics.

CBS 2–09/06/2013

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