Sunday, April 4, 2010

Indy's only French film festival

Posted By on Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 4:00 AM

The festival opens on Tuesday, April 6 with The Class. - SUBMITTED PHOTO

This will be quite an exciting week for foreign films. Not only is IU hosting an Italian film festival, but Marian University is hosting a French one as well. Sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture, Tournées Festival is the only officially sanctioned French film festival in Indianapolis. The films are open to the public free of charge and faculty-led discussions will follow each screening. Each film will be shown at the Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library auditorium on the Marian University campus (3200 Cold Spring Road).

Here is the rundown of films:

April 6, 7 p.m.

Entre les Murs (The Class): This is not typical, inspirational teacher film. For one thing, its star and screenwriter (François Bégaudeau) is a real-life teacher and the students in the film are actually his. The Class is not a documentary, but simply a unique film of searing authenticity. Its story of a Parisian junior high school teacher's triumphs and tribulations was lauded by critics worldwide. It even won the 2008 Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or award. Rated PG-13. 128 minutes. This screening is sponsored by NUVO.

April 8, 6 p.m.

Comme un Juif en France (Being Jewish in France) (2007): The title explains it all. This documentary follows Jews living in France. More specifically, it investigates the complex relationship that French Jews have had with the French Republic and, in turn, the multiple ways in which French society has dealt with its Jewish population over the course of history. Not rated. 185 minutes.

April 9, 7 p.m.

A Secret (2007): This film follows the life of a Jewish family (with a dark, troubled past) in post-World War II Paris. Not rated. 110 minutes.

April 10, 7 p.m.

Ballerina (2008): This documentary follows the new generation of rising ballet stars at the Mariinsky Theatre in Russia. It includes scenes from famous ballets such as Marius Petipa's "Paquita", "Swan Lake" and "La Bayadère". Not rated. 80 minutes.

April 11, 5 p.m.

Indigènes (Days of Glory) (2006): The festival closes with this World War II film about the unsung heroes in the fight for France - the native African recruits. Nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this film is universally acclaimed. Rated R. 120 minutes.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Heartland calls for entries

Posted By on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Call for Entries is Now Open for the 2010 Heartland Film Festival

Heartland Film Festival presents Crystal Heart Awards and more than $100,000 in cash prizes to the top-judged submissions, including a Grand Prize for Best Dramatic Feature, a Best Documentary Feature Award and a Vision Award for Best Short Film.

Awards and cash prizes are given to independently-produced feature length and short film entries in dramatic, documentary and animation. Selected student films will receive Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Awards and cash prizes. Submissions will be evaluated for their achievement of excellence in filmmaking and promotion of Heartland's mission.

For more information on the Heartland Film Festival, visit TrulyMovingPictures.org/FilmFestival.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sign-up for Installation Nation

Posted By on Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 3:52 PM

This just in from Primary Colours. It's a call for artists to apply for a space in this June's Installation Nation...contact Primary Colours for application info.

Installation Nation Returns!

Our newest event, Installation Nation, returns this June. Once again we're inviting all contemporary artists coast to coast with experience in creating installation art to submit proposals. A jury will select seven projects, and we'll give them each $750 to create their vision within the confines of a 20-foot metal shipping container. Applications are available now. You have until Tuesday, April 27 (5 p.m. EDT) to submit them.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Horror Hound Weekend

Posted By on Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 9:28 PM

George A. Romero, director of zombie classics, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. - PHOTO BY SAM WATERMEIER
  • Photo By Sam Watermeier
  • George A. Romero, director of zombie classics, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead.

For a long time, there was no sense of magic, discovery, and most importantly, fun in horror films. Instead, we had deep, depressing forays into the human psyche (The Ring, The Orphanage, Joshua, etc.). Horror films lost their innocence. They were grim and uncompromising - no longer about making viewers jump and laugh in terror, but about inflicting nightmares and shaking people to their core. The genre was stripped down to its essence with films like Saw and Hostel - sadistically simple displays of violence that were as torturous and painful to watch as the brutal acts their characters had to endure.

The Horror Hound convention (at the Indianapolis Marriott East) is the perfect antidote to this disturbing side of the horror genre world. It revives an old-fashioned sense of fun. Costumed fans danced around me playfully like children on Halloween.

I felt a strange sense of comfort at this event, as if I could walk up to anyone and start joking around. In fact, people seem to want you to do exactly that. Even the celebrities were approachable and eager to engage in conversation. Actor Tom Noonan (Manhunter, Last Action Hero) seemed disappointed when fans only spoke to him briefly (I was one of those nervous many).

The major celebrity there was director George A. Romero, the master behind such classics as Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead - the films that gave birth to the zombie genre.

If these films and people are so fun, why are the films they inspired often not? Why are modern directors like Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) offering such bleak, painful visions? Something to think about as you roam the campy, retro rooms of the convention.

Go to Horror Hound if you get the chance - it's a unique experience. It ends tomorrow at 5 p.m. Events include a tribute to horror TV personality, Vampira and an appearance from horror actor Paul Clemens. For more information, visit www.horrorhoundweekend.com.

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This party isn’t old enough to be in this bar

Posted By on Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 1:10 AM

Words I like to hear: You’re a VIP attendee. Your name is on the guest list. Enjoy the free drinks. Short of landing on a pile of cash, this evening is off to a good start.

And the evening in question is last night's NUVO 20th Anniversary bash at Talbott Street, which happens to nicely coincide with my first week of being hired as a new writer by NUVO!

Because I am such a VeryImportantPerson, it’s appropriate that I arrive at Talbott Street for NUVO’s 20th-anniversary party still wearing my shades. It’s not 7:00 p.m. on a spring evening; I’m a damn celebrity. To prove it, I stride towards the door and pull on the wrong handle, nearly dislocating my shoulder. Ayup. Awesome.

Soon after arriving, I’m offered Jagermeister — sponsor! — which smells so much like Valerian Root that homeopathy literature must be nearby. I take a table near the stage. I play with free stuff left on the table — headphones from Scion (snag), anniversary stickers (snag, snag, snag), and a coaster (skip).

But it's not until I wrap an orange lei around my wrist and NUVO Managing Editor Jim Poyser begins to lead the crowd in an impromptu (and already drunken) performance of “The Impossible Dream” that I realize this 20-year-old party is too young to be in a bar and start giggling.

What? Yesh, I’d love more Magerjeister!

After Poyser's spectacular performance, I head into Talbott’s interior bar to see Lord of the Yum Yum perform before Talbott's Ladies of Legend take the stage.

Yum² puts on a crazy weird but entertaining show that includes freestyle rapping, microphone fellatio, and an outfit seemingly culled from shopping at Goodwill while on acid… after repeated viewings of Dangerous Liaisons. I’ve either stumbled into an alternate universe or New York City.

There's lots more to report of course, but things get a little fuzzy for me from here on out. Before the evening ends, however, I do remember meeting the smoky-eyed model who posed for the Spark Art Photography ad I saw in the anniversary issue of NUVO and watch, mouth agape, while a burlesque performer strips off a red-fringed bra to reveal nearly-naked boobs.

If this is being a VIP and NUVO employee, I have to say I approve.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rupert: Episode 6 of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains"

Posted By on Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 10:38 AM

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Okay, first of all, this was a very non-Rupert-oriented episode — but that’s a good thing, because it means that our boy is nowhere near the chopping block.

After the NCAA tourney preempted last week’s show, this week’s episode was broadcast on a Wednesday night. I had a few people over to Cheese Manor to drink beer, eat pizza and watch the show. Nice little party. I coerced everyone into writing down their thoughts regarding the show, allowing me the opportunity to concentrate more on my buzz. SO, here’s my few words, plus theirs:

Boston Rob is the man; he’s playing all the angles and is showing himself to be a super strategizer. Russell also shows that he is as clever as he is devious — but he’s got a huge target on his back. Sandra continues to have the biggest balls of anyone on the island, Courtney still looks like she’s starving, and Rupert speaks candidly about the opposing Villain tribe: “The line between heroes and villains is so blurred right now — they’re showing the heroes how to play.” Tyson screws up and is voted off, as is my twin brother James, who then proclaims, “I’m gonna get good and drunk in the next five minutes.”

Jim Kelly, artist: I’m surprised how stupid Tyson was.

Dave Frohbieter, artist: When bananas became an issue, too many nanas, James! I enjoyed the cannibalism.

Shannon Ross, writer/dog rescuer: The best/worst karmic moment for me was Tyson throwing away Boston Rob’s well-crafted plan just to get hot dogs five minutes earlier. At least he realized his idiocy. Good talk, Russell.

Veronica Sanders, beer seller/artist: Favorite moments: Boston Rob baits Russell about the immunity idol. James refers to Rupert as a “fat man.” Tyson “just wants some hot dog in my mouth.”

Scott Sanders, painter/musician: I love the Russell/Rob friction and the fogged-out boobs and pubic hair. I think Russell is the ultimate hobbit on meth and no one trusts him or believes a word he says.

There you have it, folks! Stayed tuned for next week’s insightful, slightly inebriated analysis of America’s favorite reality TV phenomenon. Aargh!

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hoppe on the arts

Posted By on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Here we are, one and zeroes finally aligned, and NUVO with a new web site. In the coming days and weeks I'll be posting thoughts and information about the arts. You'll find a bulletin board of notices regarding local arts happenings not covered in our calendar. But I also intend to post dispatches about whatever else should come to mind about the larger world of creative enterprise. Thanks for checking out the new site. We hope you'll be back soon.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Overlooked movie of the week: Starman

Posted By on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 4:00 AM

How do great films come to be overlooked? That is the question I will answer this week in regards to John Carpenter's 1984 film, Starman.

Multiple Carpenter films were overlooked in the 1980s because of one film and its sense of escapism - E.T.. It's too bad Carpenter isn't working now, for his harshly realistic films would fit right in with today's increasingly socially relevant movies.

E.T. versus Starman

There is no doubt E.T. is a great science-fiction film. However, I find it curious that E.T. - a rubbery, motorized automaton - has spawned legions of fans across two generations and a plethora of cuddly merchandise, and Starman - the titular alien character of John Carpenter's film, played by a very human Jeff Bridges - has not.

Ironically, Carpenter turned down E.T. to direct Starman. I used to think that decision was for the best, that Steven Spielberg was always better suited to tackle E.T.'s vast emotional terrain. However, after revisiting Starman, I'd now like to see what Carpenter would have done with it.

Starman's story is just as poignant as E.T.'s. Like E.T.'s Elliot (Henry Thomas), Starman's Jenny (Karen Allen) is a character whose spirit is broken after the loss of a loved one (Elliot's case involved the divorce of his parents). Like Elliot, Jenny is then healed by an unlikely bond with an extra-terrestrial. The twist is that this alien comes in the form of her dead husband (Jeff Bridges).

E.T. was released two years before Starman, thus stealing its thunder. The issue goes deeper than that, though. E.T. began the phenomenon of audiences being more emotionally engaged by artificial creatures than human beings. While it is more daring to present audiences with a non-human character to sympathize with, it is troubling when those characters are deemed more interesting.

Perhaps audiences are more comfortable with characters outside their species, for fellow humans often hurt and confuse them. Like Jenny's journey in Starman, our path to finding peace with other people can be long and difficult. In that sense, perhaps the film hit too close to home.

Before Starman, another Carpenter film was too dark for audiences in the wake of E.T. - the paranoid alien thriller, The Thing.

Carpenter's films seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. In the '80s, American audiences wanted classic Hollywood escapism from their genre directors - Spielberg, Lucas, etc. Carpenter worked within the popcorn genres, but he used them as a means of seducing audiences into harsh reality. The Thing's alien was a manifestation of our worst fears at the time - a nightmarish symbol of disease (specifically AIDS) and our view of those afflicted with it. For this reason, audiences avoided the film. They went with the more hopeful tale, the embrace of the human spirit - E.T.

In today's cinematic climate, both films would find their audience. The outlet for catharsis is no longer limited to escapism. Film is becoming a more obvious reflection of ourselves as the times grow more arduous (war, economic unrest, etc.). Even Spielberg, who typically produces escapist entertainment, reflected our post-9/11 fears with his paranoid thrillers, Minority Report, War of the Worlds and Munich.

We are now conquering our fears by seeing them realized. Therefore, films like The Thing could coexist with the E.T.s and WALL-Es. Carpenter should come back - he'd fit right in.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

March Madness

Posted By on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Look at it. Isn't it beautiful? Your NCAA Tournament bracket, that is. Through a combination of meticulous research and good old fashioned gut feeling, you've neatly typed or carefully penned or penciled in your winners, and, come hell or Sam Houston St., this is your March.

Your one shining moment, only without benefit of Jim Nantz narration.

Fast-forwarding to late Friday night, your bracket isn't looking so hot. The magic wand waved by the lower seeds has taken its toll, either leaving an unattractive family of inked check marks or some kind of scribbled anger coding that only you have the misfortune of understanding.

Not to go all Hindenburg on you, but, Oh, the humanity!

Furthermore, the more brackets you've filled out, the more irritated you've become. Based on first-round action alone, your family, the people at work, those at your health club or weekly coffee clutch now realize your hoops IQ is equal to that of a sleeve of golf balls.

Been there and about to go there again. A few weeks back, I projected Kansas, Duke, Purdue and Ohio State as my Final Four choices. This came prior to Robbie Hummel's season-ending injury and Sunday's announcement that Kansas and Ohio State are the top two seeds in the same regional.

Even though the Buckeyes earned No. 2 billing in the Midwest Regional, I now believe OSU, not the Jayhawks, winds up at Lucas Oil Stadium the first weekend of April. Out west, Syracuse is the No. 1 seed, but the Orange hit full-stride a couple weeks back and haven't played well of late.

Having said that, this could be the year the Butler Bulldogs, the No. 5 seed (they deserved a 3 or 4) in the West Region, make that long-awaited run to the Elite Eight. Overall, though, Kansas State takes out the Butler-Syracuse winner and heads to Indy.

The East Region is headlined by Kentucky, but I'm not reserving space on that bandwagon unless I can be seated next to Ashley Judd. The Wildcats are too young in too many critical positions, which means the deer-in-the-headlights gaze is a real possibility in, say, a second-rounder against Texas or a Sweet 16 matchup against a disciplined, offensively methodical squad like Wisconsin.

With John Calipari's penchant for leaving footprints on the NCAA Rulebook, even if Kentucky wins the national title, chances are they'll be taking down the banner in a couple of years anyway. This region is a dud, but I have to make a pick, so give me West Virginia. And though Duke isn't the Duke of old, the Fighting Krzyzewskis should have enough to cut the nets in the South Region.

In the Final Four, Ohio State over Kansas State and Duke knocks out Bob Huggins' Mountaineers. In the title game, Coach's Blue Devils return to the sports summit, making the off season months pure bliss for Duke homers like Dick Vitale.

Don't worry. The red Sharpie has been pulled from the drawer and is ready to pounce. And if recent history is any indication, I may need a new one a week from now.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

RoboBlog: Live from the Big Ten Tournament (Finals)

Posted By on Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 4:00 AM

On a cold and soggy day in Indianapolis, the afternoon looked hopeful for most of the Midwest-- and indeed most of the country; but everyone inevitably ended up shaking their heads,

mumbling under their breath-- "Will Ohio State please %@#$ lose something for #@$@ once?"

Yesterday Minnesota only had to play half a basketball game to beat Purdue. 33.3% regular season conference champion Ohio State had to play two overtimes and come back from a double-digit deficit in the second half to beat Illinois less than 24 hours ago.

Under normal circumstances, Evan Turner could outscore Minnesota by himself. It seemed that he may have to, as many of his teammates were content to watch him dribble in circles around the Minnesota defense. The contest might have been decided by the availability of oxygen tanks on the OSU bench.

In the early minutes, the Buckeyes looked like a team that played two overtimes four hours ago, never mind 24. Sharpshooter Jon Diebler air-balled a wide open three. A heavily red-and-white-clad-crowd is helping their enthusiasm, but they look sloppy, putting up just four points in the first five minutes.

An offense limping at that pace won't get it done in the coming week, but it figured to against the Golden Gophers.

Surprising Ohio State trivia: every player on Ohio State's roster is from the Midwest (except for two players-- one from Greece and one from Serbia). The Gophers are far more regionally diverse. A school with a reputation for a professional-style athletics system is mostly homegrown, while the underdog does far more nationwide recruiting. That could just be a product of necessity, rather than means though.

It wasn't until there were three minutes remaining int he first half that suddenly, without warning, a basketball game started. A breakaway dunk by Diebler and a pair of field goals later, the crowd came to their feet. However, a buzzer-beating three-pointer by the Gophers closed the lead to three points heading into halftime.

Yesterday's half-time Dick Vitale Impersonation Contest is not a difficult act to follow, but the Asian lady that catches plates while on a unicycle is performing and it is--dare I say--magical.

It took two minutes of the second half for OSU to open up a short-lived 11-point lead. But Sunday afternoon's battle for the Midwest was one of short fiery bursts, followed by extended periods of lull, and Minnesota slowly clawed their way back into the game.

It didn't take long for another flash of life from OSU to light up the scoreboard and reclaim their 11 point advantage. Hasty shot selection and OSU's speed was their undoing.

It seemed as if Oho State was conserving their energy on defense until it got close, then suddenly exploding with all their weight and speed to force turnovers and bad shots.

It took less than three minutes for a four point lead to become a 20 point lead, and it would only get worse. Guess we'll have to wait 'til next year to hope that Ohio State @#%@#% loses something for @#$% once.

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RoboBlog: Live from the Big Ten Tournament (Purdue vs. Minnesota)

Posted By on Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 4:00 AM

It appears that the Washington Generals have disguised themselves as the Purdue Boilermakers and infiltrated Conseco Fieldhouse. With four minutes left in the first half, Purdue had four points, and was consistently overshooting the rim by six inches, throwing errant passes into the third row, and slipping on banana peels.

Perhaps Matt Painter handled the basketball before the game and some of his excess hair gel greased up the ball; leaving in his wake a dizzy mess of fouls, missed layups and turnovers.

As Lewis Jackson hurried down the court, eager to score Purdue's sixth point of the game with six minutes left in the first half, he slingshot the ball directly off his teammates forehead and out of bounds. Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

His play has to be at least partially affected by the size of his shorts. They parachute out about four feet to either side of him and hang down to his ankles. He looks like Aladdin. http://tinyurl.com/yhad9je

The Boilers might have been taking a dive. Painter was unexpectedly cool and composed despite the fact that Purdue's score had been quadrupled with two minutes left in the half. It was 32 -8, as Painter paced the sidelines quietly with his arms folded, perhaps content to get his team the hell out of Indianapolis and into their nice warm beds-- with an extra day's rest before the national tournament.

I was seated next to an Ohio State assistant coach, and we were discussing the extra day's rest and how important it is. He said that for OSU, they don't care about the extra day's rest because they've had the last week off and want to get as much competition in as they can before the tournament starts. He didn't want to speculate on Purdue's outlook, because they already have a top-three seeding guaranteed and might approach the game differently.

Their approach appeared to be apathy. At halftime, JaJuan Johnson had outscored the rest of his team combined with 7 points.

But just when I thought the game couldn't get any uglier, there was a Dick Vitale impersonation contest for the halftime show. Apparently the crowd was as annoyed by it as I was; the boo-birds came out in full force before the second and third contestants could even get their first "It's awesome baby!" in. The winner got $10,000. If I had $10,000, I would give it to that guy to never do that ever again.

Adding injury to insult, E'Twaun Moore hobbled off the court with an apparent ankle injury. He was up and walking around on the sideline within minutes, and wasn't even talking with a trainer, so my completely ignorant diagnosis is a "tweak."

The Boilers started showing signs of life at the start of the second half, but had not yet reached half of Minnesota's score. It was 39 - 17 with 15 minutes left, and the Boilers still had a lot of work to do, just to get on par with the performance of a mediocre high school girls' team.

Minnesota did everything they could to let Purdue back. As Kelsey Barlow dribbled up the court, a Gopher got T'd-up for saying a potty word. JaJuan Johnson then knocked down the free throws then got the crowd back in the game with a nasty dunk off of an offensive rebound. Nothing fires up a disinterested crowd better than a good old-fashioned scuttlebutt.

But nothing depletes a fired up crowd more than a bunch of missed jump shots and sloppy defense. With six minutes left in the game, the fans cleared out to beat the traffic, as Purdue just narrowly overcame all odds to prevent getting doubled up on points. They still lost by almost 30, looking only vaguely annoyed.

They have bigger fish to fry next week, but getting trounced by a mediocre team with a home crowd behind them will not look good to the selection committee. Any chance they had at a top seed left with the fans filing out of the stadium.

Tomorrow it will be Minnesota and Ohio State at 3:30. Minnesota will be trying to play their way into the tournament and OSU will be playing for a possible second seed. Purdue will be sleeping in, after staying up all night trying to scrape some dignity out of the locker room at Conseco Fieldhouse.

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RoboBlog: Live from the Big Ten Tournament

Posted By on Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Much like Indiana Basketball for the last three years, I did not show up for the opening rounds of the Big Ten Tournament. But I'm here now for the semi-finals, settled in comfortably behind the Ohio State bench, watching Thad Matta yell at his players, as they ignore him to watch the Bobblehead giveaway in Section 8. Meanwhile the bench players argue over who has to sit at the end.

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For the first 30 minutes of the game the Buckeyes were out-hustled by Illinois; no one in orange could match their size, strength...or apathy for defense. Evan Turner-- leading the Big Ten in both rebounding and scoring-- needed a nap.

In the first half he turned the ball over four times, and let Mike Davis slash behind him for a handful of layups. Scoring, it would seem, can be exhausting-- unless you're like Illinois center Mike Tisdale, who can traverse the length of the floor in four steps.

He looks like an upright giraffe. http://tinyurl.com/yf6lvoh

Or, one of the "Monstars" from "Space Jam." http://tinyurl.com/yab9whx I report, you decide.

Turner got his much-needed nappy at halftime, and came out ready to play. He and Mike Davis wrestled for position on both sides of the floor; but just as the bullying of Turner reached a boiling point, he hit a three and stole the ball on the other end for an easy dunk. In about thirty seconds a blowout turned into a one point game; then a pair of Diebler threes put OSU on top by four heading into the final stretch.

But Illinois had a counter attack. They brought Michael Jordan's son into the game, because they needed someone to run around aimlessly and deplete Turner's oxygen supply while contributing absolutely nothing.

The end result was a 20-0 Ohio State run. With five minutes left, Illinois, down 7, brought Jeff Jordan back into the game. Since running around aimlessly and not contributing didn't work before, he tried standing still and not contributing anything.

Time would prove that there is a good reason I sit at at a laptop behind the bench being a smartass and Bruce Weber makes millions; "Operation: Fallen Apple" succeeded. Illinois finally made a pair of field goals and made it a one-possession game.

In the final minutes, leads were exchanged like money under the table for Ohio State athletes, and OSU had the ball, down two points, with 26 seconds left, and called time out.

OSU inbounded to Turner, who not surprisingly took the ball to the rim himself, and layed it in with little opposition for the tie. Illinois did not want to risk fouling him for a 3 point play and falling behind with 10 seconds left.

With the game tied, Illinois inbounded from half-court, and Mike Davis' uncontested layup attempt at the buzzer rimmed out-- forcing overtime.

It would seem that Overtime would favor Illinois; OSU did not want an overtime game less than a week before the national tournament begins.

Overtime was Déjà vu. U of I with the ball, ten seconds left, game tied; only this time they didn't even get a shot off. A truly awful possession with a whole lot of dribbling and one too many passes too late resulted in the first double overtime game the Big Ten Tourney has ever had.

The second overtime went as most of the tournament did; no one could stop Evan Turner. He put up over thirty points and got to the rim every trip down the floor. Illinois nearly found an answer; the referee. A slap foul was called in the paint and Turner fouled out. But there was only one minute left, and to make matters worse for Illinois, they putt Jeff Jordan back in the game.

A few fouls and a sloppy field goal attempts later, the game was on ice, and the exhausted Ohio State team will now await the winner of Purdue and Minnesota for the final game tomorrow at 3:30.

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