Wisch: Illini Have The Talent, Now Need The ConsistencyJohn Groce's third year in Champaign comes with higher expectations.
Wisch: For Cubs, Acquiring Cole Hamels Is A Loaded IssueAs much as we think of the Cubs' future, we still don't really know much at all.
Wisch: Don't Weep For Rick RenteriaBaseball is a cutthroat business, as Friday afternoon showed.
Wisch: Taveras Tragedy Evokes Memories of Cubs' HubbsThe "what if?" question is so haunting, so sad in life and sports.
Wisch: Groce, Illini Still Just Missing On Big-Time RecruitsWith his latest recruiting miss, John Groce needs to sharpen his sights.
Wisch: Rodgers Not The First NFL QB Illini Dropped The Ball OnIllinois football has whiffed on some great signal-callers in the past two decades.
Wisch: Badgers Shows Us Illini Football Can Be MoreWisconsin was once in the doldrums and is now a Big Ten power.
Wisch: It's Time To Let Tim Beckman Go Illinois is just 1-17 in Big Ten play under Beckman's direction.
Wisch: Hungry Illini Fan Base Deserves To Be FedRavenous Illinois fans take over Internet polls -- what would they do with a real championship team?
Wisch: In Big Ten, Beckman Should Be Held To Higher StandardTim Beckman's boss made it clear upon his hiring that Big Ten success was the goal.
Wisch: Illini Lose Brunson, But All Is Not LostJohn Groce has Illinois in it to the end so often that he'll soon land a big fish.
Wisch: Lunt's Slow Starts Can't Follow Illini To SeattleIllinois is 2-0 despite sluggish starts to games.
Wisch: NIU Primed To Break Through In A B1G WaySince 1998, NIU has a .610 winning percentage, far better than that of Illinois or Northwestern.
Wisch: With Attendance, Illini Losing The Numbers GameIllinois' football attendance has been dwindling for five straight seasons.
Wisch: It Should Be 'Bowl Or Bust' For Beckman In 2014No Illini coach has started with three straight losing seasons since 1977-'79.