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. – It’s easy to picture the Pacers singing Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.” after whipping the Clippers and Lakers in back-to-back home games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. After handing Lebron James his worst-ever NBA loss Tuesday by 42 points, Indiana came out and put up 71 in the first half against the under-manned Clippers. Bojan Bogdanovich led the way with 29 points, Myles Turner added 17 to go with six blocks, and the Pacers rolled to their 4th […]
ATLANTA, Ga. – Among the Patriots celebrating in a sea of red, white and blue confetti after Super Bowl LIII were four former Colts. Lawrence Guy, John Simon, Phillip Dorsett and Dwayne Allen earned their first championship ring after the Patriots outlasted the Rams 13-3 for their sixth Super Bowl win in franchise history. “It is all worth it,” Allen said. “It is as good as it seems from the outside looking in.” Simon went through training camp with the […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Edwin Jackson’s two years with the Indianapolis Colts was cut short with his untimely death on Super Bowl Sunday one year ago, but his legacy lives on in his hometown of Atlanta. The Edwin Jackson Foundation is giving back by handing out 53 $500 college book scholarships to students involved in youth-oriented community service in both The ATL and the Circle City. “Edwin’s goal was to be here getting ready to play for the Super Bowl. It’s […]
ATLANTA, Ga. – CBS Sports will broadcast its 20th Super Bowl on Sunday when it produces the NFL’s biggest game of the year between the Patriots and Rams. That is more than any other network. The broadcast will utilize 140 cameras and new 8K technology, better than anything viewers have seen. CBS began the planning for this year’s broadcast before Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta was finished being built. “We started this before the stadium was even completed,” said CBS Sports’ […]
ATLANTA, Ga. – A year after Josh McDaniels was expected to take the Colts’ head coaching job, he’s right back in the Super Bowl… still leading the Patriots’ offense. The Colts announced McDaniels as their new head coach two days after Super Bowl LII last year, only to have him back out hours later and stay in New England as offensive coordinator. “Those decisions are difficult,” McDaniels told CBS4’s Chris Widlic. “A lot goes into them. There’s a lot of […]
ATLANTA, Ga. – A handful of former Colts will take the field for the team’s most bitter rival, the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XIII Sunday in Atlanta against the Los Angeles Rams. Defensive end John Simon spent training camp with the Colts before being released during final cuts September 1. The Patriots signed him after week three. He played in 11 regular season games, recording 17 tackles and two sacks. He added four tackles and shared a sack […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Pacers fans hear his voice at every game. The team’s new public address announcer, Tim Sinclair, travels from Illinois to call every home game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Sinclair says the commute is worth it for the opportunity of a lifetime.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – What a difference a month makes. After an ugly loss to Notre Dame at the Crossroads Classic in mid-December, Purdue has turned its season around. Freshman big man Trevion Williams has helped turn the tide, as the Boilermakers won their fourth straight game, and seven in their last eight, rolling to a 79-67 victory at Ohio State. Williams ruled the paint against the Buckeyes, posting 10 points, but it took a major scoring run midway through the first […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – IU has work to do. After losing back-to-back road games to Michigan and Maryland, two of the top teams in the Big Ten, the Hoosiers were hoping some home cooking would change their fortunes. On Monday night, Nebraska brought the energy and rolled the Hoosiers, 66-51. “That was probably one of the most disappointing games that we’ve played as a team this season, “ said coach Archie Miller. “We didn’t have any energy, any pop, either end […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will become Mario’s playground this May, as the track honors legendary driver Mario Andretti on the 50th anniversary of his 1969 Indy 500 win. A special anniversary logo designed to celebrate his historic win will adorn the race program, bronze badges, and memorabilia including apparel, collectibles and other special items available for purchase. And as part of the 50th anniversary celebration beginning May 1, the Speedway Museum will unveil a specially curated exhibit dedicated to […]