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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.

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Recent Articles
  • Purdue falls to Florida State in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Purdue came up just short, falling to Florida State 73-72 in the Big Ten-ACC challenge. Painter’s crew has been outstanding in the annual conference clash, a league best 10-7 overall, 8-1 in the last nine, but facing a big 15th ranked Florida State squad in Tallahassee would put them to the test. After falling behind 44-28 in the first half to the Seminoles where nothing seemed to go right, it was all Boilers. Carmel’s Ryan Cline caught […]

  • Plagued with injuries, Indiana escapes UT-Arlington 78-64

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana needs to get healthy, and fast. The Hoosiers were forced to play with only five scholarship players in the waning moments of Tuesday’s 78-64 win over UT-Arlington. Archie Miller began the game with five players out with assorted health issues, including three rotation players in Zach McRoberts, Devonte Green and Deron Davis, who saw his repaired Achilles injury flare up. During the game with the Mavericks, Al Durham went out with an injury and Romeo Langford […]

  • Sabonis leads charge against Utah, Pacers win 121-94

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – One year ago, the Pacers were lost when all-star Victor Oladipo was out of the lineup. This season looks like a different story. With Oladipo sitting with a sore knee he aggravated in the first quarter against Atlanta Saturday night, the Pacers came out aggressive, and routed Utah 121-94. A great start that saw Indiana run out to a 20-point lead behind Bojan Bogdanovich, Domantas Sabonis and rookie Aaron Holiday gave the Pacers a cushion they never […]

  • Pacers fall at home to Rockets

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A 4th straight win wasn’t in the cards for the Pacers, as they fell to Houston 98-94 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Victor Oladipo, the newly minted NBA Eastern Conference player of the week nearly pulled out another victory, but a tough 4th quarter cost them in the end. Houston got a wide open three by defending NBA MVP James Harden with 35 seconds to go to break a tie and the Pacers couldn’t answer this time. Harden and […]

  • Sabonis, Oladipo lead 107-101 rally at Madison Square Garden

    NEW YORK – Madison Square Garden has been a house of horrors recently for the Indiana Pacers, losing their last three in New York against a struggling Knicks team, and it appeared there would be no treat on Halloween for the Blue and Gold. Victor Oladipo to the rescue. The all-star arrived at the arena dressed as his favorite super hero, the black panther, and his cat-like quickness paid off in the end, rallying the Pacers to a 107-101 victory. […]

  • Blazers continue to have Pacers’ number, Portland wins 103-93

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If there’s one team that has the Pacers number, it’s the Portland Trail Blazers. Home or away, Rip City has Indiana’s number. The Blazers came into Bankers Life Fieldhouse and knocked off Victor Oladipo and company 103-93 for their fourth win in their last five trips to Indianapolis. They’ve also beaten the Pacers nine straight in Oregon. This time, it was the bench and the play of a former Purdue Big Ten player of the year that got […]

  • Rough fourth quarter leads T’Wolves past Pacers, 101-91

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A 4th quarter meltdown in Minneapolis sent the Indiana Pacers down to defeat as they opened a three-game road trip. Indiana held a one-point lead against the T-wolves at Target Center heading into the final 12 minutes, but Minnesota reeled off a dozen points and never looked back, cruising to a 101-91 victory, Indiana drops to 2-2 on the young season. Jimmy Butler led Minnesota with 20, while the Pacers were topped by Bojan Bogdanovic and Victor Oladipo […]

  • PHOTOS: Andrew Luck teams up with Riley Children’s Health to teach kids healthy habits

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is spending this week of his summer helping kids make better choices. The seventh year signal caller has teamed up with Riley Children’s Health to teach kids healthy habits, and how getting active can be fun. “The most gratifying part of being a professional athlete is the impact you can have on kids,” said Luck at the Indianapolis camp at UIndy. “You can have a positive or a negative message. We have our […]

  • Danica Patrick’s parents sit down with CBS4 ahead of the Indy 500, her final race

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Danica Patrick’s star status was cemented at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, so for her racing career to finish Sunday at the 500 is fitting, and the two people who raised, supported, and started her on this remarkable journey could not be happier. “We talked about an exit plan,” said her father T.J., who got her started in go-karts decades ago. “Go out on your own terms, nobody else’s and this is her terms.” Danica’s mother Bev can’t […]

  • Mario Andretti recounts storied career ahead of 102nd Indy 500

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Mario Andretti is the 500, and the 500 made Mario. “This is one race that can change your life for the better,” said the 1969 Indy 500 champion. ”It certainly did for me, and I guarantee every winner is saying the same thing.” At an age when most people are enjoying retirement, 78-year-old Mario Andretti is still IndyCar’s greatest ambassador. He travels with the series driving the famed two-seater for celebrities and fans alike, cranking out speeds of […]