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Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Claiming He Was Misquoted, Illini’s Beckman Misfires

It’s best for all if Tim Beckman just has a realistic view of his program.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Ron Zook (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Reports: Former Illini Coach Ron Zook To Join Packers’ Staff

Former Illinois coach Ron Zook appears destined for Green Bay.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2014

(Photo Credit: YouTube/LittleMissKelley)

TTYM: Watch A ‘Bama ‘Mom’ Attack OU Fans And LeBron James Show Whose King

by @TaraLipinsky More Columns here. In this week’s That Thing You Missed watch the Spartans celebrate the Rose Bowl win ‘Some Kinda Way’, a Crimson Tide faithful attack OU fans, LeBron James’ double alley-oop and Texas parents take […]

01/03/2014

Quarterback Connor Cook  of the Michigan State Spartans looks to pass against the Stanford Cardinal. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Michigan St Beats Stanford 24-20 In Rose Bowl

Connor Cook passed for a career-high 332 yards and hit Tony Lippett with a tiebreaking 25-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter, leading No. 4 Michigan State to a 24-20 victory over No. 5 Stanford on Wednesday night in the 100th Rose Bowl.

01/01/2014

Rose Bowl. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Rose Bowl

As you prepare to watch today’s game, here are five other things you might not have known about the Rose Bowl and its participants over the years.

670 The Score–01/01/2014

Max Bullough attempts to tackle Ameer Abdullah. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Mich. State LB Bullough Suspended For Rose Bowl

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has suspended senior linebacker Max Bullough for violating team rules, making him ineligible to play in the Rose Bowl. In a news release sent early Thursday, Spartans coach […]

12/26/2013

CLEMSON, SC - AUGUST 31: A view of the BCS National Championship Trophy during their game at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Which BCS Buster Has Inside Track To The Bowl Championship Series?

Northern Illinois looks to become the second back-to-back BCS Buster in the history of the BCS, joining TCU. Fresno State, currently the top team in the BCS-busting Mountain West Conference, is looking to reach their first BCS bowl game. So, who has the best shot?

10/29/2013

The 4th of July Taste of America and AmericaFest

Breaking From The Usual On The Fourth Of July

Fireworks displays happen everywhere on July 4th. But some cities and towns put a unique spin on this American holiday.

06/25/2012

Jim Delany (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: With Blind Rose Bowl Loyalty, Big Ten Losing Playoff Battle

If the Big Ten athletic directors are any indication, they are going to find a way to mess this up.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

The Coaches' Trophy is seen at media day for the BCS National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Report: Big Ten’s Playoff Plan May Not Gain Approval

As those in charge of college football continue to meet in Dallas, discussing the fate of the BCS, it appears the Big Ten’s proposed playoff plan may not fly among the rest of the college football teams.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Camp Randall Stadium. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Third Allegation Surfaces Against Wisconsin’s Chadima

The University of Wisconsin-Madison says a third allegation of misconduct has surfaced against a former top athletic official.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen celebrates after winning the Orange Bowl. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Zuba: The Case For A College Football Playoff

I’ve never understood the obsession with college bowl games. Teams compete all season long, for what? 

A chance to win the Sugar Bowl? The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl? Or even worse — the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl? 



CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

Running back James White #20 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs the ball in the first half against the Oregon Ducks at the 98th Rose Bowl Game on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Oregon Powers Past Wisconsin 45-38 In Highest-Scoring Rose Bowl Ever

The No. 6 Ducks earned their first bowl victory under coach Chip Kelly, holding off Wisconsin 45-38 Monday night.

01/02/2012

BCS Logo

Wisch: No New Year’s Day Bowl Games? Bah, Humbug

Just like apple pie, the Fourth of July and steroid scandals, college football on New Year’s Day is about as American as it gets.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

Pat Fitzgerald

Wisch: Start Demanding Wins, Stop Rewarding Mediocrity at NU

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report ranked NU as the 12th-best college in the country. The school demands academic excellence. So why does its athletic program so revel in mediocrity?

CBS Chicago–10/29/2011

Nathan Scheelhaase

Wisch: Illini’s Table Is Set, But Can They Really Run It?

Considering that the University of Illinois hasn’t started out even 4-0 in a football season since the fall of 1951 – back when Dick Butkus was merely the meanest 8-year-old in Chicago – the message a friend of mine posted last Sunday on my Facebook did read a bit outrageous.

09/23/2011

Jerry and Merrie Thomsen's 9/11 “Remember, Reflect, Renew” float appeared in the 2011 Tournament of Roses parade. (credit: CBSLosAngeles.com)

2011 Tournament Of Roses Float Stresses 9/11 Theme

A Los Angeles County firefighter led the pack to remember the fallen service men and women who died on September 11, 2001 during the Rose Bowl festivities this year.

08/15/2011

2004 FedEx Orange Bowl

BCS Strips USC Of 2004 National Championship

The University of Southern California has been stripped of their 2004 National Championship by the Bowl Championship Series.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

Rose Bowl Game

Muller: Big Life. Big Stage. Big Joke.

In 2008, the Big Ten Conference launched a series of public service announcements with the theme of, “Big Life. Big Stage. Big Ten.”

01/04/2011

Wisconsin Badgers

Rose Bowl Reps All But Give Badgers Official Invite To Pasadena

Technically nothing is official until the final BCS standings come out Dec. 5, but if it’s up to the Rose Bowl representatives, the Wisconsin Badgers will be playing in Pasadena on New Year’s Day.

670 The Score–11/27/2010

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