Wisch: Let's End The Culture Of Fear Around Derrick RosePeople worry when Derrick Rose doesn't play. Then they worry when he does play.
Wisch: It's Time The Illini Erect Statues Honoring Butkus, HalasIt's time to honor the past and further connect Chicago to Champaign.
Wisch: 5 Thoughts On The Illini Basketball ScheduleIllinois' Big Ten slate starts tough, but there's opportunity for a strong finish.
Wisch: Reality Of Cubs' 'Plan' Is Taking Too Many HitsThe Cubs aren't ignoring the acquisition of young pitchers. They just haven't had the right opportunity.
Wisch: By Not Yet Naming QB, Beckman Making A Smart CallWes Lunt will emerge as Illinois' starting quarterback, but Tim Beckman is being patient.
Wisch: To Redeem Image, Groce Needs To Seal DealJohn Groce is casting perhaps the widest net in Illini recruiting history.
Wisch: Rose Puts The Ball In His Own CourtDerrick Rose's apathy toward Carmelo Anthony means the pressure is on to be the man.
Wisch: 5 Thoughts From A Weekend In CooperstownWhite Sox fans turned out in full force to support Frank Thomas.
Wisch: Cooperstown Shouldn’t Close Out Lee Smith Few closers have been as dominant as Smith, whose 12th year of HOF eligibility passed without induction.
Wisch: Illini (Coaching) Standards Out Of WhackDon't blame Illinois' admission standards for a lack of football talent -- the onus is on the coaches.
Wisch: If Ventura Falls Short, Ozzie Actually Makes SenseSurely, Ozzie Guillen's some lessons, and he's now expressed a willingness to return to the White Sox.
Wisch: LeBron’s Return Hits Home For Illini NationIllini fans can only hope that the next great prep star will stay home in college.
Wisch: A Proposal For The 'Barnstorming Illini' In 2015Illinois has to play five home games outside Champaign next season, but that's not such a bad thing.
Wisch: LeBron's Desired Legacy Can Only Be Safe At HomeLeBron James can write a storybook ending by returning to Cleveland and winning a ring.
Wisch: Bring The IHSA Basketball Tourney Back HomeBidding's open, and there's an aura about holding it at the state's flagship university.