Chris Widlic joined CBS4 in December 2017, and he knows the Indianapolis sport scene!
After spending 12 years at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois and covering Big Ten sports, he moved to WISH-TV in December 2003, before joining the CBS4 team.
First assignment? He rode with the Colts in the playoffs. His work also includes Super Bowls, Final Fours and the Greatest Spectacle in Racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Chris has followed Butler, IU, Purdue, Notre Dame and even Valparaiso through a handful of NCAA tournaments along with the best in prep athletics. His work has been recognized by the Associated Press.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The sports world is still reeling from Sunday’s news of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, and as coaches and athletes process what it means to them personally, they’re back at class or hard at work on the court, trying to use that “Mamba Mentality.” Young basketball players growing up as part of the Bryant generation include some college upper classmen. At “The Jungle” on the IUPUI campus, the Jaguars were hard at work, still a bit stunned by […]
DETROIT, MICH. — Things are getting better for the Pacers, but after a bad finish, they took their third straight loss to start the new season. Indiana rallied from 12 points down in Detroit to take the lead in the 4th quarter, but the Pacers just couldn’t make anything happen in the late going, falling 96-94. T.J. Warren helped give the Pacers their first lead of the night at 91-90 late in the game and followed it up with a […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — After six up-and-down seasons as the Indianapolis Colts’ head coach, Chuck Pagano needed a break. He traveled, spent time with his family around the country but was ready to get back into football. The Chicago Bears called, and the team’s new defensive coordinator returns to Indy when the Bears visit the Colts Saturday night. Will the emotions and excitement return when he returns to Lucas Oil Stadium? “I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t going to […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Pacers’ playoff experience was a short one, as they were swept in four games by Boston, but Pacers Gaming hopes to improve on that performance as they head to their first post-season appearance in year two of the NBA 2K league. The team rallied last week to win their last two games and earn the six seed in the eight-team playoff that takes place in New York City later this week. The guys were hard at […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IndyCar racing is a family affair, witness the Andretti, Unser, and now the Herta families. It appears you can add ‘Wheldon’ to that list. The ‘Lionheart’ lives on at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The two-time Indy 500 champion, who died nearly eight years ago after a racing accident in Las Vegas would be thrilled to see his two sons on the track he loved. “The boys feel like they’re closer to him when they come here,” said […]
BOSTON, Mass. — Boston Celtics’ first round draft pick Romeo Langford is not only ready for a big change in competition in the NBA, but the Celtics want to change the way he shoots as well. The 2018 Indiana Mr. basketball from New Albany who created a major stir when he committed to IU has a hitch. Suffering a torn thumb ligament during his only season in Bloomington added another issue. “It’s a little bit of both,” said Langford as […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The 23rd Race for Riley is back this week, along with cancer survivor John Andretti. Since 1997, Race for Riley events have raised more than $4.4 million to support the life-saving work of Riley Hospital for Children. Andretti, one of a handful of drivers who has competed in both Indy 500s and Brickyard 400s, has been fighting stage four colon cancer. Despite undergoing experimental treatment that will extend deep into the calendar year, he wouldn’t miss an event […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hours before the NBA Draft, the Indiana Pacers began their roster makeover, acquiring 6’8” small forward T.J. Warren from the Phoenix Suns and the 32nd overall draft pick for cash, sources tell our news gathering partners at the IndyStar. The Suns wanted to free up some cap room, and Indiana will take on Warren’s three-year, $35 million contract. Warren, heading into his sixth year, is a solid shooter, averaging nearly 20 points per game last season, while […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A pair of world-renowned sports legends connected at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday afternoon. Liverpool Football Club’s all-time leading scorer, Ian Rush, met 2013 Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan, who took Rush on a speedy tour of the oval that made him famous. “It was pretty cool to show him around and meet a legend,” said the popular Brazilian driver. “The guy was the man in his generation, so taking him around and seeing him uncomfortable was […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Circle City’s newest professional team is making a lot of noise. The United Soccer League’s Indy Eleven are unbeaten in their last six matches and that streak has catapulted the boys in blue into fourth place in the standings. New team captain Matt Watson thinks he knows the key to their recent success. “Sticking with the way we’ve been playing,” said Watson. “When things haven’t been good for us, we know that sticking with the plan […]