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Illini Contributor

A 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois, Joe Kutsunis has followed the Illini, the Bears and the Cubs for as long as he can remember. When not covering the Illini basketball and football teams for Hail to the Orange, or contributing to SB Nation he is also pursuing a master's degree in history.


2011 NCAA Tournament Round Three: Ohio State Firmly In Control Of George Mason 52-26 At Half

Things seem to be well in hand for the Ohio State Buckeyes in Cleveland today, who after a slow start ended the half with a 32-6 run on the George Mason Patriots. David Lighty in particular was an...

From SBNation: Illinois Takes Down UNLV Advances To Face Kansas

I think the reaction from the Illinois blog Hail to the Orange says it best for the Illini's first NCAA Tournament win since 2006. Nothing about the season matters right now. All that matters is...

2011 NCAA Tournament: Purdue Shutting Down St. Peter's At Half 33-17

Purdue has been known all year as one of the toughest defensive teams in America, and they seem to be proving as much so far against St Peter's so far, holding the Peacocks to only 17 points in the...

Ohio State Rolls Over UTSA Roadrunners 75-46

The Roadrunners could not stop the Ohio State machine  firing on all cylinders, nor could they overcome their defense. The No.1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament cruised over Texas San Antonio...

Ohio State Rolling Over UTSA Roadrunners 37-19 At Half

The No.1 overall seed in this year's NCAA tournament seems to be off and running, as Ohio State is making short work of No.16 Texas San Antonio 37-19 at half. Despite the fact that the Buckeyes...

2011 NCAA Tournament: Michigan Blows Out Tennessee 75-45, Advances To Third Round

Michigan was supposed to be in a rebuilding year, a season after losing Deshawn Sims and Manny Harris, but in their blowout win over Tennessee on Friday, it seems that the young Wolverines are...

2011 NCAA Tournament Day 2: Michigan, Ohio State Purdue and Illinois

The Big Ten will have four teams in action today, with Purdue and Ohio State in very winnable games and Michigan and Illinois in much tougher draws. Yesterday the Big Ten ended up with one win and...

Big Ten Goes 1-2 On First Full Day Of NCAA Tournament, Michigan State Comeback Comes Up Short

With upsets happening all over the brackets, the Thursday went strictly by chalk for the Big Ten conference's three teams in action. Penn State played hard right down to the wire with the No.7...

2011 NCAA Tournament Day 1: Michigan State Down To UCLA 42-24 At Half

UCLA jumped on the Spartans early on in the opening round in Tampa Bay, getting a 10-3 lead in the first three minutes, and building on their lead for the rest of the half. Michigan State has been...

Wisconsin Avoids Upset Against Belmont 72-58, Advances To Round of 32

Bo Ryan has to be pleased, his Badgers dispatched the Belmont Bruins with relative ease, doubled the scoring output from their last game, and left their disappointing losses to Penn State and Ohio...

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