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 Pacers are trying to get back to their winning ways, and knocking off the scrappy New York Knicks 103-98 at Bankers Life is a step in the right direction. Indiana got another solid performance from Bojan Bogdanovich, who led the way with 24 points, while the other starters all scored in double figures, but it took a jumper by Darren Collison with less than a minute left to put this one away after the Pacers missed […]
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Indiana’s onetime disastrous season has new life. Archie Miller’s team, left for dead just 10 days ago, has now won three in a row after dismantling Illinois in Champaign on Thursday, 92-74. Miller’s team was blown out at Minnesota on February 16, and the coach said things would change dramatically. The attitude and the focus returned. Close, scrappy losses to Purdue and Iowa have been followed up by victories over Wisconsin and Michigan State, two ranked teams, […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Home sweet home for the Pacers. After a pair of disappointing defeats on the road in Detroit and Dallas, Indiana rallied past Minnesota behind another stunning game from Bojan Bogdanovich at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. They needed his Pacer-career high 37 points to help overcome a double-digit deficit. Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns was unstoppable for the visitors, who posted a 42 point, 17 rebound night, and while Minnesota badly outrebounded the Pacers, Indiana hit twice as many […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The NFL’s Scouting Combine, or the pro football job fair, kicks off later this week at the convention center and Lucas Oil Stadium, but the 300-plus collegiate athletes who’ll be here with invitation in hand aren’t the only NFL hopefuls in town. A handful more are working out at St. Vincent Sports Performance, across from Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where they’re looking to make their own dreams come true. Carroll High School and Marian University tight end Brandon Dillon, […]
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 […]