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. – 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 […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – March Madness at its finest. Purdue and Tennessee’s regional semifinal game Thursday night had absolutely everything. The Boilermakers blew an 18-point lead before Carmel’s Ryan Cline delivered an out-of-body shooting experience to rescue the team. Purdue is finally on to the Elite Eight after almost 20 years. “It’s something that’s awesome,” Cline said. “Not just for me and this team, but for the fan base and for the entire university. We’re all really happy and we’re excited […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It was an early wake-up call for the “Old Gold and Black” Wednesday morning. Purdue practiced at 9 a.m. at the KFC Yum! Center ahead of Thursday’s match-up with Tennessee in an NCAA South Region semi-final. The Boilermakers dominated Villanova on the way to their third straight Sweet 16. They’re looking to build off the momentum of a 26-point win over the defending national champions. “It’s great to get a win like that,” said sophomore center Matt […]
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 […]