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.
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 […]
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 […]