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. – 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 […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – John Koskey spent 22 years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and knows his job as Senior Director of Technology in Race Control is critical. “We collect all kinds of data here and push it literally around the world to people.” Timing and scoring have been involved with IndyCar and IMS since the beginning, and the current staff of 14 is housed in the pagoda’s second floor, overlooking the Yard of Bricks. Being the nerve center carries a […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Bump Day this weekend just got even more interesting. Spaniard Oriol Servia, 44, will join the Arrow-Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team, becoming the 36th car and driver combination that will battle for 33 spots on the grid. “For me, it means I have a shot to win this thing,” said Servia as his green and white car’s livery was unveiled at the SPM garage. “Every year I seem to get a little closer, but we know how hard […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has achieved just about everything you can in football. Super Bowl titles, standing at the top of the list for most field goals and points in league history, but his competitive juices are still flowing and the 46-year-old is finding an outlet at the speedway this month. “You hang around here long enough, racing gets into your blood,” said Vinatieri minutes before waving then green flag to start the USF2000 series race […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Former Purdue star P.J. Thompson hopes to be home again. After an impressive career as the Boilermakers point guard, Thompson spent last season proving he could make it successfully as a pro in Denmark. He lead his European team in three pointers, assists and minutes played, but the tug of friends and family had a strong pull. Purdue coach Matt Painter asked Thompson to join his staff as a grad assistant, and after initially turning him […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The man synonymous with the Indy 500 will not only be celebrated at the speedway this May, but a special exhibit is open to enjoy the racing career of Mario Andretti. Called “Mario Andretti: ICON,” the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum now houses a unique collection of 23 cars representing significant milestones in his auto racing history, including a replica of the Brawner Hawk from Mario’s 1969 Indianapolis win. Jason Vansickle, the curator of vehicles for the museum […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso was back on track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday, hoping to take a step closer to his dream. He wants to become the first driver to win what he calls the triple crown, the F1 GP of Monaco, the 24 Hours of LeMans, and the Indy 500. He was asked at a rain-shortened one day oval test at the speedway if he comes back feeling like an IndyCar driver […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two bad quarters have cost the Indiana Pacers two games in their playoff series with Boston, and with the series shifting to the Fieldhouse, correcting those mistakes is now the only way to keep their season alive. “We missed too many layups,” said Bojan Bogdanovich, who was serenaded by his teammates after practice on his 30th birthday. “We need to put together 48 consistent minutes. Game three is the now most important game of our season.” Indiana […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Purdue Boilermakers returned to the scene of their biggest win in decades knowing a chance to make more history is still ahead of them. The Boilers practiced at the KFC Yum! Center Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours after beating Tennessee 99-94 in overtime to advance to the NCAA Elite Eight against Virginia. Senior guard Ryan Cline was up late Thursday night, catching up with all of the congratulatory messages after pouring in a career-high 27 […]