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Tom Crean. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

IU Tops Hoops Coaches Poll; 5 Big Ten Teams, Notre Dame Ranked

Indiana is back on top of the college basketball world. At least to start the season.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2012

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Ball Has Career Day As Wisconsin Beats Purdue 38-14

Montee Ball ran for a career-high 247 yards and scored three touchdowns to help Wisconsin beat Purdue 38-14 on Saturday afternoon.


Nathan Scheelhaase. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hoge On College Football: Illini Fans Might Deserve Better, But Shouldn’t Expect It

I’ll never criticize fans for demanding the very best. They put their hard-earned money into the program and it should go after the very best. But Illini fans also shouldn’t be surprised when the result is Tim Beckman.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2012

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

Wisch: Illini Football Fans Deserve Better – And Need To Believe It

With Illinois licking its wounds at 2-4 overall and 0-2 in the Big Ten following Saturday’s 31-14 thumping at Wisconsin, Beckman couldn’t be off to a much worse start in Champaign.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2012

University of Illinois Fighting Illini Football

Stave, Ball Lead Wisconsin Over Illinois 31-14

Joel Stave threw two touchdown passes and Wisconsin’s running game showed signs of life as the Badgers defeated Illinois 31-14 on Saturday.


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Best Wisconsin Badgers Bars In Chicago

As a Chicago native engaged to a proud Wisconsin Badger fan, I’ve frequented many Badger bars in Chicago that claim they are the best place to watch Bucky and the beloved Badgers. Here’s a round up of the truly best in the city!


Theo Riddick #6 of Notre Dame celebrates after scoring the first touchdown during the Notre Dame vs Navy game at Aviva Stadiu, on September 1, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Barry Cronin/Getty Images)

Notre Dame Ranked No. 22 In New AP Poll

Notre Dame’s 50-10 routing of Navy in Dublin, Ireland helped propel the Fighting Irish to No. 22 in the newest AP poll.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

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Hoge: 2012 Big Ten Predictions

Predictions for every Big Ten team, including overall record, conference record and bowl game projection.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2012

Montee Ball

Police Arrest 3 In Assault On Montee Ball

Three suspects accused of assaulting Wisconsin running back Montee Ball were arrested Tuesday, nearly a month after the Heisman Trophy finalist suffered a concussion during an early-morning attack near campus.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2012

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

Hoge’s Big Ten Preview: Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin has lost a lot — including six assistant coaches — but still believes it has the talent to make it to their third straight Rose Bowl.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

Montee Ball

Montee Ball Denies TMZ Report That He Was Involved In Fight Before Attack

Wisconsin running back Montee Ball denied a TMZ report claiming he was involved in a fight several days before he was attacked on the UW-Madison campus.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

New Illinois head coach Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Hoge: Beckman’s Recruiting Tactics At Odds With Delany’s Desires

Beckman confirmed Thursday that he had eight coaches camped out at a State College restaurant outside the Penn State campus Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Mike McQueary in 1997. (Getty Images)

Mike McQueary Was Penn State’s QB In Paterno’s Last Win

Joe Paterno’s last win was a 35-10 victory over Wisconsin in State College Nov. 22, 1997. Who was Penn State’s quarterback in that game?

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

A general view of Soldier Field. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Soldier Field To Host College Hockey In February

The inaugural Hockey City Classic will pit Notre Dame against Miami (Ohio) and Wisconsin against Minnesota in a doubleheader.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

Illinois hosted North Carolina in the 2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule Released

The 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge schedule was released Monday, pitting all 12 ACC and Big Ten teams against each other in a two-day event Nov. 27-28.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2012

Wisconsin longsnapper Kyle Wojta celebrates after the Badgers won the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Bears Invite Undrafted Free Agent Longsnapper Wojta To Mini-Camp

The Bears have invited undrafted free agent longsnapper Kyle Wojta to rookie mini-camp and will see how he performs before offering a contract.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

Bruce Weber coaches the Southern Illinois Salukis during the second round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament at the United Center. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: SIU Offers Head Coaching Job To Bruce Weber

Weber led the Salukis to two NCAA Tournaments from 1998-2003 before moving on to the University of Illinois, where he coached until he was fired March 9.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Jordan Taylor and Josh Gasser celebrate their NCAA Tournament win over Montana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Evans, Taylor Lead Wisconsin past Montana 73-49

Jordan Taylor scored 17 points, dished out six assists and pulled down eight rebounds in the Badgers’ 73-49 rout of Montana in the East Regional on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

The Buckeyes celebrate their win over Michigan at the Big Ten Tournament. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Big Ten Tournament Day 3 – What Happened And What It Means

A look at how Saturday’s Big Ten Tournament semifinals played out and what it means for all four teams that played.


Draymond Green tries to grab a rebound against the Badgers in the Big Ten Tournament. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Draymond Green After Advancing To Big Ten Championship

After a slow start that resulted in a 20-9 deficit, the Michigan State Spartans went on a 26-5 run to close the first half and never looked back in a 65-52 win over the Wisconsin Badgers Saturday at the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2012