EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks warms up prior to the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Mariota, Gordon Leading Race Down Stretch

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: Briean Boddy-Calhoun #29 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers catches a pass intended for Corey Smith #84 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: A Time To Be Thankful For Rivalries

With Thanksgiving upon us, we should all take some time to think about what we are thankful for.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes carries the football against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: J.T. Barrett Has Led Ohio State’s Resurrection As Playoff Contender

If you are looking for this year’s young rising star with a shot to win the Heisman Trophy, look no further than Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett.


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

Empty Classroom

Report: Segregation Returning To Schools

It has been has been 60 years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court “Brown vs. Board of Education” ruling barring state-sponsored segregation of schools, but segregation has returned in many places, including Chicago.


Dakari Johnson #44 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives against Darius Carter #12 of the Wichita State Shockers. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: March Sadness Ends Cinderella Story

We’re being told this is a classic tournament, with juggernauts about to collide like meteors over Texas, and a classic Final Four in store for us. Depends on your view of classic. Does an Arizona – Florida Finals sound unprecedented? Is that must-see TV?


Jordan Adams #3 of the UCLA Bruins drives against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Viejas Arena on March 23, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

UCLA Beats Lumberjacks 77-60 To Reach Sweet 16

Jordan Adams scored 19 points and UCLA beat Stephen F. Austin 77-60 on Sunday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.


Brian Kelly. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

UCLA’s Vanderdoes Grateful For NCAA Ruling

Eddie Vanderdoes says he had four good reasons for deciding to attend UCLA shortly after committing to Notre Dame.

670 The Score–08/09/2013

Steve Alford.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Alford Says He Won’t Pay $1M Buyout To New Mexico

A University of New Mexico official says former Lobos basketball coach Steve Alford is willing to pay a $200,000 buyout for leaving the Albuquerque school to take a job at UCLA but he won’t pay the $1 million payment that New Mexico wants.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2013

Steve Alford.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Alford ‘Apology’ Just Another Insult

Something odd must have occurred in the last nine days, because this contrition was nonexistent at Alford’s introductory press conference April 2.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2013

Steve Alford. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Alford Releases Statement On ’02 Pierce Incident: ‘I Apologize’

Thursday, over a decade later, Alford formally apologized for the way he handled the Pierre Pierce innocent.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2013

Steve Alford.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Alford Already Lying At UCLA

He can change the team colors of his shirt and tie, but Steve Alford’s reptilian scales will always lie underneath.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2013

Steve Alford.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Alford On Sexual Assault Incident: I Did Everything I Was Supposed To Do

More than a decade ago, former Iowa Hawkeyes basketball coach Steve Alford systematically attempted to cover up sexual assault by one of his star players.

670 The Score–04/02/2013

Steve Alford. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bernstein: UCLA Hired A Scumbag

Too many have forgotten exactly what Alford did in the aftermath of that incident in Iowa City on September 6, 2002.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2013

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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.


Brandon Paul moves around Mike Moser of UNLV at the United Center. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: I’m Dreaming of Better United Center Matchups For Illini Hoops

There are more than 20,000 seats inside the United Center.

670 The Score–12/29/2012

General photo of Illini football players. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini OL Klachko Retiring After ‘Numerous’ Concussions

Illinois head coach Tim Beckman confirmed Tuesday on the Big Ten teleconference that offensive lineman Ryan Klachko has decided to retire because of “numerous” concussions.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2012

Justin Combs with his father, Sean "Diddy" Combs at the 2011 Jackie Robinson Foundation Awards Gala.

Muller: Why The Outrage Over P. Diddy’s Son’s Scholarship?

If you are one of those people out there that is upset, enraged, or embarrassed about Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ son—Justin Combs–getting a full athletic scholarship to play football at UCLA, I have a bit of advice for you.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Vic Koenning. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Koenning Turns Down Offer To Stay On Illini Staff

Illinois defensive coordinator Vic Koenning won’t stay on the Illini coaching staff next season despite an offer from new head coach Tim Beckman to remain with the team.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Illini helmet logo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois, UCLA To Square Off At Fight Hunger Bowl

UCLA and Illinois will bring interim coaches into their matchup at the Fight Hunger Bowl.