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Lawsuit hits crucial point Republican defendants in open meetings case must waive their immunity in court to appeal budget repair bill’s restraining order Andrew Averill State Editor

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The Mifflin Street Block Party, renowned for its annual debauchery and police presence, could see many changes for 2011’s event.

Mifflin police, music details still unclear Entertainment options uncertain; event will fall on same date as Crazylegs, large anti-Walker rally Pam Selman City Editor

A city commission delayed action on an entertainment and street use permit for the Mifflin Street Block Party Wednesday, asking the event’s new sponsors to further explain and finalize details for the party’s schedule and setup plan. The event’s sponsors, Scott Lesie and Matt

Gerding of Majestic Live, said they were approached by Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, roughly a month ago and were asked to consider sponsoring the event. Lesie said the planning process has been somewhat challenging, especially given the short amount of time, because Majestic wanted to make sense of sponsoring the party through focusing the event on music, which

he said is what “they do.” Hammering out the details of the event has been even trickier than anticipated because of the overlap with the annual Crazylegs Classic and a protest against Gov. Scott Walker featuring more than 10,000 protests, both planned for the same day in the same general area. Because the additional traffic in the area would create problems for details like stage placement

and street closures, and because final issues such as designating areas for portable bathrooms and a wristband station had yet to be determined, the commission said an additional meeting would need to be held either Monday or Tuesday of next week to hopefully grant ultimate approval. “We cannot approve

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A defendant’s lawyer in the Dane County district attorney’s lawsuit wrote a letter Tuesday objecting to a request by the attorney general’s office asking the Supreme Court to decide to take up the case before Thursday, the last day the Department of Justice can file an appeal. Robert Jambois, lawyer to Rep. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, said in his letter that he was working on papers to dismiss a previous action by the Department of Justice when he received a copy of another letter sent to the Supreme Court from Assistant Attorney General Maria Lazar. Lazar ’s letter, sent Tuesday, asked the Supreme Court to quickly decide whether to hear the open meetings law case. “I don’t believe in writing letters to [the director of state courts] to get this matter heard by the Supreme Court quickly is the

appropriate action to take; however, I feel it is necessary to respond to [Lazar’s] correspondence to you,” Jambois said. The DOJ has until Thursday to appeal a Dane County Circuit Court judge’s temporary restraining order placed upon the Secretary of State Doug La Follette to prohibit the publication and implementation of the collective bargaining bill. In order for the DOJ to appeal the order, the four Republican defendants must make an appearance in court. So far, all four have refused to appear because legislators have immunity for actions taken during a legislative session. Unless the Supreme Court decides to take up the case, Lazar said in her letter, the four Republicans would be forced to determine whether to waive their legislative immunity or let important issues go unanswered. Barca’s lawyer said

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Student Council weighs services fund, will not impeach SJ justice Trial to remove judge fails after petitioners remove 2 signatures Emily Coban News Reporter

In the wake of recent controversy over funding decisions made by the Student Judiciary body, members of the student government decided not to hold a trial to impeach one of the panel’s judges. For more than a year, the Wisconsin Student Public Interest Research Group has appealed for funding from the Student Services Finance Committee and engaged in active judicial battles in the student courts. WISPIRG was originally denied funding because the committee ruled the main beneficiaries of the organization were not University of Wisconsin students, but rather other various community members. Student Judiciary Vice Chief Justice Tim Hogan recently granted

another hearing for WISPIRG, against the recommendation of the SSFC, in the most recent decision. In response to the ruling, SSFC Chair Matt Manes launched the process of Hogan’s impeachment. While the impeachment trial was scheduled for Wednesday night, the trial was canceled due to two individuals revoking their names from the impeachment petition, according to Chair Brandon Williams. Williams said the initiative to impeach Hogan began with a petition with enough names to hold a trial, but without the two signatures, the motion for the trial was stalled and Hogan will remain on the Student Judiciary panel. Student Council also weighed possible changes to the Associated Students of Madison operations grants, which provides funding to various student organizations on campus and housed at the Student

Activity Center. Finance Committee Chair Matt Beemsterboer said he thought the grants were very well done and his committee did a good job of agreeing on a certain set of policies for which organizations receive how much funding. “We found a lot more organizations asking for less than usual this year, which made our job a lot easier,” Beemsterboer said. “Every organization received what they needed on the most basic level.” Student Council Representative Sarah Neibart said she was slightly concerned about the implications of ASM operations grants for the future and said she would introduce a motion to put more money into the Operations Grant Fund to better serve deserving organizations. Council Representatives Tito Diaz and Ace Hilliard

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Waukesha County clerk denies Democratic requests for resignation Controversial vote findings still under review; Nickolaus says she will avoid further mistakes Andrew Averill State Editor

While Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg’s campaign sifts through papers documenting the vote process in Waukesha County, the clerk responsible for making the error that caused the incumbent justice to take the lead in the race has rebuffed Democrats who called for her resignation earlier this week. The Waukesha County Democratic Party called

for the immediate resignation of Clerk Kathy Nickolaus Tuesday. Waukesha Democrats said the incident damaged the public’s trust in elections and Nickolaus should resign in order to restore a degree of integrity back to the voting process. Nickolaus was responsible for failing to hit the “save” button on her computer after entering in vote totals from the Supreme Court election held last week Tuesday. Upon reexamining the data the next day, Nickolaus saw that all the result fields for the City of Brookfield were blank. The missing data

amounted to roughly 14,315 votes and changed the narrow margin of victory the challenger Kloppenburg enjoyed into a sizable 7,500 vote lead for incumbent Justice David Prosser. Nickolaus said the mistake was a human error and apologized publicly for the incident. But she said she would not be resigning, despite the Waukesha Democrat’s request, but would work with the proper election authorities to make sure public trust is restored and the matter would not happen again. “I have … asked the Government Accountability Board

and the Waukesha County Auditor to assist my office in a review and implementation of improved practices and procedures to make sure the process is more transparent and this mistake does not happen again,” Nickolaus said in a statement. She added she would be using the remainder of her term to restore the voters’ confidence in her professional duties as county clerk and had begun the process of reviewing her election procedures. Those procedures may have caused the problem, Waukesha

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County Democratic Party Chair Victor Weers said. Nickolaus, a past data analyst and computer specialist for the Wisconsin Assembly Republican Caucus, designed the program she used to store the election data over the summer, Weers said. He was aware of Nickolaus’ apology and refusal to resign issued after his organization requested her to leave the position, Weers said. He added he would have understood if the vote tally problem was Nickolaus’ first mistake, but she had been questioned before about her practices. “It’s not the first

occurrence, and there have been pleas made by the county board that she be more open with the process,” Weers said. “In the business I work in, I’ve seen it happen multiple times where folks outrage a customer, apologize the first time but turn around and do it again.” The Kloppenburg campaign did not comment on whether it supported Weer’s request for Nickolaus’ resignation. Spokesperson Melissa Mulliken said the campaign is still in the process of analyzing data

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Corrections The April 13 article titled “Understanding Wisconsin’s charter school debate” read, “Currently that amount is $7,775 per student per year and is not slated to change, according to Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill.” It should have read, “The amount each charter receives per student per year varies by local school board with an average around $10,000. The exception is charters under the “R2” category, which receive $7,775 per student per year. This amount is not slated to change according to Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill.” We regret the error. Due to an editing error, the April 13 article “New alder map could combine student areas” incorrectly stated Ald. Satya Rhodes-Conway represents District 13 and Ald. Lauren Cnare represents District 2. Rhodes-Conway represents District 12, while Cnare represents District 3. We regret the error. Due to an editing error, the photo caption yesterday’s story titled “Student court rules in favor of AFTER” mistakenly referenced AFTER Legal Council Tyler Junger as a member of the group, which he is not. We regret the error.

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Gay activists warn of domestic abuse Experts at forum held by PAVE say hate crimes sometimes overshadow individual problems within LGBT relationships. Matt Huppert News Reporter An expert in domestic violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities said Tuesday that victims of sexual assault often encounter difficulty in seeking assistance and encounter stigmas associated with the community. Molly Herrmann, a LGBT activist in the Madison community, spoke at the Break the Silence Around Violence event as part of Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month series. The University of Wisconsin LGBT Campus Center hosted the event as part of Out and About Month, according to a PAVE statement. Herrmann said the LGBT community faces an uphill battle against societal norms that classify domestic violence as an issue only among heterosexual communities. Enforcing power and control over a partner, Herrmann said, occurs within the LGBT community as frequently as it does among heterosexual couples, with instances of violence taking place in about one-third of all relationships. Herrmann said ignorance surrounding intimate partner violence comes from both the LGBT and heterosexual communities. This makes it especially difficult for

victims to step forward for help, she said. “The theme we hear from lesbian women we ask [about intimate partner assault] is that there’s some kind of lesbian utopia,” Herrmann said. “They say, ’This isn’t happening in our community, and if it was we’d stop it.’ If a victim within that community hears no one is getting abused, they’re much less likely to come forward.” Herrmann added heterosexual and LGBT communities do not know about intimate partner violence because both tend to think of hate crimes as the only form of violence against LGBT individuals. Herrmann said intimate partner violence can take many forms. While abusive partners can be physically violent, they can also leave threats, break and steal possessions, and involve children or pets in a conflict. Perpetrators of violence in a relationship often thrive off the social stigmas against homosexuality and the transgendered, she said. The threat of outing their partner to those unaware of their orientation gives an abuser control over his or her partner. The ignorance of both communities allows abusers to continue to harass a victim without the fear of persecution, Herrmann added. Perpetrators also know their partners are not likely to come forward, fearing misunderstandings or

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Molly Herrmann, a Madison-area LGBT activist, says domestic abuse is common for both LGBT and straight students. homophobic responses from family or friends. Gay men often do not come forward when abused by a partner, Herrmann said, because they worry about appearing less masculine. She also said despite what society believes about homosexual men, most male victims are too embarrassed to come forward when abused by another man. Mindy Eggebeen, peer facilitator for PAVE, said most people tend to picture

domestic violence as a man abusing a woman because statistically these are the most common types of attacks. Little research has been done on intimate partner violence, making it difficult to inform people about the scope of the problem, she said. “It’s hard to even define LGBT communities and when you add how underreported these crimes are, it’s clearer why these abuses aren’t talked about,”

she said. UW sophomore Ashley Thorpe said LGBT individuals lack the rhetoric to describe abuse, which is predominantly constructed in a heterosexual framework. Thorpe said while most sexual assault services on campus acknowledge violence among LGBT individuals, the greater campus community is largely unaware of its existence.

CRIME in Brief NORTH SHORE DRIVE Weapons Violation A Madison Police officer found a homeless man inside a parked car early Tuesday morning and discovered multiple weapons in his backseat. The officer was on a routine patrol when she found 25-year-old Trenton Sweatman inside his car around 12:30 a.m. at Brittingham Park, a Madison Police Department report said. Upon approaching Sweatman, the officer noticed the end of a rifle sticking out in his backseat. She called for backup and Sweatman was taken out at gunpoint. Police found

two guns, ammunition and a machete, which Sweatman said he kept for his protection.

COTTAGE GROVE ROAD Robbery A 24-year-old Madison man’s trip to buy a used car Tuesday afternoon quickly turned sour and ended with him running out to his girlfriend’s car completely naked except for a cereal box covering his genitals. The victim said his girlfriend drove him to an apartment at 12:50 p.m. and waited outside. The victim met a woman, who took him up to her apartment to purchase the car, an MPD report said. Upon entering

the apartment, the victim was greeted by two masked men. The report said one of the masked men pointed a gun at the victim, which prompted him to throw hundreds of dollars in the air out of fear. One of the masked men told the victim to strip his clothes and then the victim ran. When police asked the victim about the details of the robbery, he became reluctant to share information, MPD spokesperson Joel DeSpain said. The victim said he did not care about losing the money but seemed more interested in trying to get his girlfriend’s landlord to change the locks on her apartment.

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A T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant employee was robbed early Wednesday morning by two male suspects, one of which told her he had a gun, an MPD report said. DeSpain said two female employees stayed late to clean up. After one employee left, the two suspects emerged at about 3 a.m. After threatening the employee with a gun, one of the men stole cash from the victim. DeSpain said police suspect the two robbers hid inside the building around closing time.

A 20-year-old Madison man and his 49-yearold mother were robbed inside their home by three masked gunmen Monday night, an MPD report said. DeSpain said the gunmen kicked down the victims’ door when the son was upstairs watching TV with three of his friends. The gunmen ordered them to the floor, stole items and fled on foot. Police believe shots were fired during the crime, but no injuries were reported. The son told police a pair of shoes was stolen, DeSpain said.

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still unclear whether or not students of legal drinking age would be allowed to carry-in and drink their own alcoholic beverages on the streets under the permit, though he said students would still be allowed to transport unopened alcohol to private property. Lesie said the biggest obstacle the organizers have found is trying to convince the Madison Police Department that the “radical changes” are made with good intentions and will have a positive outcome. “It’s a big change — it’s certainly true that what we proposed was not met with a whole lot of eagerness; we’ve had to sell the idea to the city,” Lesie said. “The overall goal is to provide the event in such a way that students no longer have to be fearful of being arrested unless they’re being belligerent. I think that’s a big concern for students and that’s why they crowd on the balconies and in backyards — it’s the Mifflin Street Block Party, not the Mifflin backyard party.”

a permit here when we don’t have the official, final information,” commission member Kelli Lamberty said. “We just need to have everything finalized as much as we can so that we can handle this — with this being the same day as Crazylegs, having to coordinate the two events is a really big deal.” Still, Lesie said the sponsors have generally received positive community reaction, though he said there has been some misinformation because the proposed plan is such a large departure from what students and city officials have seen in the past. Majestic has teamed up with Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. to apply for a special permit that would lift the city’s ban on open containers in the street for the day of Mifflin. The plan is still working its way through the city process and has not yet received final approval, Verveer said. Verveer said it was


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Dems, GOP line up to keep SeniorCare State program allows elderly to pay low prices for generic, brandname drugs; Walker has proposed eliminating plan in new budget Andrew Averill State Editor

Due to concerns that SeniorCare would change for the worse under Gov. Scott Walker’s new budget proposal, Assembly Democrats and Wisconsin senior citizen advocates held a press conference Wednesday to announce the circulation of a statewide petition to ensure the continuation of the program in its current form. Rep. Andy Jorgensen, D-Fort Atkinson, and leaders from the Wisconsin Aging Network and Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups each took turns speaking about the harmful effects Walker’s biennial budget would have on SeniorCare, which they said could be prevented by way of a petition. “SeniorCare is one of those rare win-win programs. It’s good for taxpayers and it’s good for participants,” Jorgensen said. “I hope that when Gov. Walker and legislative leaders see the overwhelming public support SeniorCare has, they will do the right thing and approve its continuation.” In 2007, Assembly Democrats ran a similar petition drive to convince the federal government to continue Wisconsin’s SeniorCare program, the only program of its kind in the United States, Jorgensen added. Ultimately the program was allowed to continue. SeniorCare covers prescription drug prices to Wisconsin residents over the age of 65 who cannot apply for full benefits under medical assistance programs. Once a SeniorCare participant meets their deductible, ranging from $500 to $850, they can obtain prescription drugs covered by the program by paying a $5 or $15 co-payment for generic and brand name drugs, respectively. SeniorCare expenditures totaled nearly $115 million in 2009-2010, but the state paid only 30 percent while

the rest came from drug manufacturer company rebates. Those expenditures were roughly 8 percent less than the prior year, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Walker’s biennial budget proposal would reduce the state’s monetary role in SeniorCare benefits by $30 million and drug manufacturer rebates by almost $25 million. To do this, Walker proposes requiring SeniorCare participants to apply for and, if eligible, enroll in Medicare Part D, a program started in 2006 offered through private insurance plans. Medicare Part D, however, is not a viable alternative to SeniorCare, senior citizen health care advocates at the press conference said. Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Executive Director Nino Amato said enrolling in Medicare Part D would cost senior citizens a minimum of $14.80 per month, compared to the price of SeniorCare enrollment — $30 a year. “It was created because many seniors were going without their prescriptions drugs because they had to make decisions between pain or their utility bill,” Amato said. “Many of them were also skipping every other day or breaking their medication in half.” He added SeniorCare is the only program in the country that allows bargaining for the lowest possible cost of prescriptions from pharmaceutical companies. SeniorCare is a popular program among Wisconsinites, including Republicans who tend to oppose increases in government welfare programs. During the agency budget hearings before the Joint Finance Committee that took place at the end of March, committee cochair Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, said to Department of Health Services Secretary Dennis Smith she was concerned about the changes to SeniorCare.

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Many events, including performances from UW musicians, will be offered to students throughout this week’s All Campus Party.

All Campus Party enters 2nd decade Annual event features huge dance party at end, offers alcohol-free alternatives and free pizza to relieve finals stress Katherine Krueger Campus Editor

With Bascom Hill thawing and sunbathers returning to the terrace, the season is right for the annual All Campus Party to return to campus. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association in collaboration with the Student Board, the weeklong alcoholalternative event will feature a revamped schedule of events culminating in a massive dance party for all students. Brendan Sweeney, All Campus Party cochair, said the events will celebrate campus spirit, with events beginning Thursday and running until April 21. “The mission is to celebrate the onset of spring and pride for the university,” he said. “We try to create events students will love so they leave with another positive experience.” On Thursday, the festivities will kick off with a party for the senior class outside of the WAA building on Lake Street. Sweeney said the event will feature music and

prizes for members on the campus community en route to graduation. WAA and the student organizers also forged a new partnership with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Campus Center to raise awareness of bullying and harassment with the Break the Silence event on Friday. Beginning at 4:00 p.m., students bused in from around the UW System will march from Library Mall to the Capitol to draw attention to homophobia and harassment on college campuses. Aiden Caes, assistant director of the Center, said the national Day of Silence event has been held for 15 years, with events on campus previously hosted by the UW Allies Program, a student organization that promotes visibility for the LGBT community on campus. “We’re hoping to raise awareness about bullying, harassment and homophobia on campus and the impact it has,” Caes said. “We want to put these issues on the radar as something that needs to be addressed.” Sweeney said students can also anticipate

Breakfast with Bucky, which expanded to Bascom, East Campus Mall, Engineering Mall and Tripp Commons locations. He said volunteers will provide thousands of students with all their favorite breakfast items on Monday morning, beginning around 8:00 a.m. Students will also have the chance to sing their way to a free semester’s worth of textbooks during All Campus Idol, slated for Tuesday night at the Overture Center. Attendees can expect Lori Berquam and Ron Dayne judging the competition, with Chancellor Biddy Martin on hand to crown the winner. On Thursday, all students wearing red will get free pizza on East Campus Mall. Sweeney said music, giant inflatables and tables for student organizations will accompany nearly 400 pizzas on order. Club Bucky, the keynote dance party event, will be held Thursday with a live DJ in the backyard of Witte Hall. Sweeney said the event drew nearly 4,000 students last year. Seamus Fitzgerald,

the director and founder of the UW Student Foundation, said the new student organization will facilitate multiple events during All Campus Party, including working a stop of Bucky’s Urban Odyssey, a team-based competition modeled after The Amazing Race. He said the group also plans to host a dunk tank on Library Mall to give participants the chance to dunk UW athletes and professors. He added he hopes to help educate students while providing a fun and relaxing experience before finals.

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student organizations on the UW campus. SSFC representative Rae Lymer said the changes made to the eligibility criteria would create clearer lines between what organizations can and cannot do with direct services through the GSSF. Lymer said these changes would include ensuring events to provide direct services in order to establish more leadership opportunities for group members. Vice Chancellor Darrell Bazzell also gave an informational presentation to the council about the state budget’s provision giving UW public authority status and more flexibility options.

cited the multicultural fraternities and sororities on campus as examples of such groups, which did not receive as much funding as they have in the past. Despite these conflicting opinions, the council approved the operations grants for the next year and also approved new legislation to prohibit the use of these student fees in referenda items in elections. The General Student Services Fund, funding to provide direct services that benefit the entire student population, also recently changed their bylaws for eligibility criteria for

LAWSUIT, from 1 in his letter to the court he did not agree with Lazar ’s letter that essentially asked “the Supreme Court to ‘hurry it up.’” Jambois also said the DOJ’s previous appeal to have the case heard by the Supreme Court carried no weight because it neglected “in their rush” to notify Barca and Senate Minority Leader Mark

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Miller, D-Monona, who are listed alongside the four Republicans as defendants in the trial. The four Republicans do not appear to be willing to waive their legislative immunity. Senate Majority Leader and defendant in the case Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said he will not waive his immunity to file an appeal Thursday, according to his spokesperson, Andrew Welhouse.


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City’s sustainability plan tackles positive, bleak future for globe Citizens testify document must act as advisory ideas for area’s environmental, energy outlook Sasha Hayman News Reporter Following an abundance of public input, a city committee approved a preliminary plan outlining the city’s sustainability initiatives with a five to three vote at a meeting Wednesday evening. In September 2004, a task force Mayor Dave Cieslewicz formed developed the blueprint for Madison’s Sustainable Design and Energy Future. When the city adopted the “Natural Step” sustainability framework, it began updating and expanding its blueprint, forming the Sustainable Design and Energy Committee. The new Sustainability Plan outlines 55 goals covering three broad areas: the environment, economic prosperity and social and community initiatives. It is meant to serve as a guideline for “current and future decision makers, city employees, committee members, residents, businesses, NGOs and other entities,” the newly released plan said. Still, community members said the Zhao Lim The Badger Herald plan should become a Members of the public testify at a meeting of Madison’s Sustainable Design and Energy Committee. regulatory document The committee adopted a preliminary plan for environmental efforts at a Wednesday night meeting. rather than merely an

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advisory. Madison resident David Post said the city should consider adding onto the plan through creating a subcommittee that would work with the City Council to determine the key points that need to be addressed. He said there were clearly five or 10 items in the plan the council might be able to actually pass as policy. Post also said the plan should address contingencies of national and economic issues, such as lack of funding. “To me sustainability means securing our future, regardless of what that future may hold,” Post said. “The value of this document is showing how we look at the future as a city.” The committee had a number of concerns about the updated plan, including a goal requiring events with an anticipated attendance of more than 200 people have a Transportation Demand Management plan. The committee also took issue with a second goal that would require downtown toll zone and congestion pricing. Madison resident and Madison Peak Oil Group spokesperson Ed Blume said the committee did not address some pertinent issues in the transportation portion of the plan, which focuses on the increased

use of alternative and sustainable transportation. Blume said the plan neglects the urgency of the peak oil pattern, which protects oil as a limited resource. “Urban transportation needs to be essential in planning, and planning needs to become essential now,” Blume said. “The lack of urgency is reflected in the document’s definition of sustainability — ‘to pass on to our children and grandchildren a world that is good.’ But it’s much more urgent than that — this isn’t far off.” Post said the document seems to be a “pie in the sky” because everyone who wanted something sustainable was able to have their piece put in, but he said it is difficult to see where the “teeth” are. “As a general citizen, it’s difficult to weed through,” Post said. “The document is overwhelming, and it’s unclear how the public is meant to plug into this.” The plan was approved by the committee, but with the motion to remove the TMD and toll zone pricing goals, as well as clarification of a number of outlined initiatives. There is an online message forum available for public comment. The City Council is scheduled to take on the plan for approval in May.

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Senior majoring in physics and astronomy was pulled into piece of machine-shop equipment; neck was compressed John Christoffersen Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale University student nearing graduation was killed inside a school chemistry lab when her hair was pulled into a piece of machineshop equipment, school officials said Wednesday. Michele Dufault, a senior majoring in physics and astronomy, died Tuesday night after her hair became caught in a fast-spinning lathe, university President Richard Levin said. Her body was found by other students who had been working in the building, he said. “This is a true tragedy,” Levin wrote in a message to Yale students and faculty. In a Facebook profile picture, Dufault is shown with long brown hair that fell below her shoulders. She died from accidental asphyxia by neck compression, according to the Connecticut medical examiner’s office. New Haven authorities

COUNTY CLERK, from 1 from the clerk’s office obtained through an open records request. Staff from the Government Accountability Board were in Waukesha last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to verify the results posted in Waukesha County. Spokesperson Mike Hoss said the GAB’s Wednesday activities were the most intensive, but he had not received any report of their findings.

received a 911 call about the accident at around 2:30 a.m., police spokesman Joe Avery said. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an inspection that will look into factors surrounding the accident and whether the lab complied with safety standards, said Ted Fitzgerald, an agency spokesman in Boston. Dufault was from Scituate, Mass., and was graduating in one month, said her grandfather Robert Dufault. She studied constantly and loved sports, he said. “She was a living saint,” the grandfather said. “She was a good, smart girl.” An uncle called her brilliant. “She’s a wonderful, wonderful kid and that should be celebrated. There’s nothing but good things to say about her,” said Frederick Dufault, of Holliston, Mass. Dufault intended to work in oceanography after graduating and played saxophone in the Yale Band, Levin said.

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Wednesday’s warm temperatures brought out many students from their winter hives, including these undergraduates playing volleyball in the Witte Backyard.


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Albert Budhipramono Columnist In Monday’s Herald news article ‘More majors likely under new budget’, university officials claimed that the controversial New Badger Partnership is likely to streamline the process of designing new degree programs at the University of Wisconsin, both undergraduate and postgraduate. The increased freedom will thus allow more programs to be created, increasing the number of majors and postgraduate degree programs available to UW students. On the other hand, the Partnership is also expected to help make it even easier to cut programs that lack demand. Currently, the Regents’ approval is not necessary to cut a program — only a report is needed. As a result, many programs have been and continue to be eliminated: In the past two years, at least two undergraduate majors and three postgraduate programs have been cut.

The so-called ‘flexibility’ with the creation and elimination of programs should spell trouble to those who realize that academic programs are not merely things that should come and go. Academic programs should not follow the ever-changing demands of students, being offered one year and closing down another year, while students are still enrolled in those no longer popular programs. As a leading public university, UW should take pride in the high quality of academic programs it offers. While a diversity of programs is a necessity, it does not need to verge on the excessive with obscure programs that could have been amalgamated into programs that are less specific. With over a hundred majors or programs being offered, for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, UW’s current offering is definitely enough to fulfill the needs of most students. Indeed, a strong point that can be made comes from the cost of financing programs. Academic programs incur significant costs to design, run and even strip. As such, the flexibility of creating and eliminating programs will waste much of the

university’s ever limited budget. This will deter from another goal that is more worthy, that is to focus on quality, and not just quantity, of programs. Having a multitude of programs, a limited number of faculty and staff running them and a limited budget will lead to the inevitability of basic algebra: There will not be enough work force to manage each program. When this happens, there will necessarily be at least a few programs that are of poor quality. Those programs, while supposedly fulfilling a niche, will not do any good, for the school or for the students enrolling in them. A graduate of an extremely specific yet poorly designed academic program will probably find it much harder to find employment than another graduate of a more general yet reputable program. This is especially true for graduate programs. A master’s degree or a Ph.D. is supposed to teach people to be experts in a field. For that purpose to be fulfilled, having a top quality program with reputable faculty, adequate number of staff and excellent facilities — all of which are costly — are extremely important. Offering a program with a mediocre faculty, a department

short of staff and budget facilities is not what the topnotch institution of UW deserves, nor should aspire to be. On the other hand, in undergraduate education there are also reasons to not expand the number of majors excessively. Undergraduate majors that are too specific are often not very useful, since expertise in a specific field is not always the purpose of education up to a bachelor’s degree. It is a well-known fact that many undergraduates end up taking jobs that are unrelated to their field. This illustrates how it is unnecessary to offer more choices when it is compensated by them being of poorer quality. Nonetheless, the increased flexibility of proposing new programs might also allow an increase in the number of internships and coops. As these tend to consume less funding and their introduction or elimination do not bring as much disruption to students’ education, there is still probably some welcome change that we can look forward to through the New Badger Partnership. Albert Budhipramono (budhipramono@wisc.edu) is a freshman majoring in biology.

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Taylor Nye Columnist Whenever I go into a grocery store in Europe, I experience culture shock: I get everything on my list for easily half of what it would cost me in the United States. This is not just a personal observation; as a recent basket-of-goods analysis by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau (WFB) shows, food prices are up 5 percent this year. In addition to rising food costs, many low income families are being forced out of their homes by banks foreclosing on lowincome apartments. My father has always said that everything hits the poor harder, and these two new developments foreshadow tough times ahead for Dane County’s poor.

A recent basketof-goods analysis by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau shows that food prices are up 5 percent this year. The survey by the WFB involves buying 16 different items at grocery stores and finding the average of how much they cost, and then repeating it again some months later to see how food costs have risen. As of March, the amount added to a grocery bill since December was $2.39. The rising food costs are part of a larger global epidemic that has driven 44 million people worldwide into extreme poverty in a few short months. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics explains the rising costs this way: The prices for meat, poultry and fish increased, so farmers that grow the crops (wheat, corn and soybeans) that feed these animals also raised their prices. Because of this, the meat farmers could afford to feed fewer animals, meaning they had fewer to sell to consumers. And, as we learned in Econ 101, supply goes down, demand goes up and prices skyrocket. Unfortunately, the 44 million pushed into poverty is a relatively small number — according to the World Bank, more than 1 billion people go hungry every day. Although we think of them as children starving in Africa, the WFB survey shows hunger hits much closer to home. These developments will affect the Wisconsin poor, and what’s really sad is that healthy foods often suffer the greatest price increase. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, apples experienced the greatest price increase of 18%. Not only will the poor now struggle to buy food, they will have an even more difficult time buying the nutritious food they and their children need. That’s not the only challenge Madison’s needy are facing right now. M&I bank is being heavily protested by Take Back the Land,

Freedom Inc. and many others for moving to foreclose on low-income properties and drive the tenants out rather than help the buildings’ owners re-negotiate their loans. Tenants of the Hammersley Road duplex will be forced out of their apartments on April 26 when the Dane County Circuit Court finalizes the sale of their property. When the building’s owners, Shwaw and Mee Vang, found themselves unable to pay, they first went to M&I bank to try to renegotiate their loan so they could keep their property. It is not uncommon for banks to do this nowadays; sometimes, foreclosing can cost them more money than renegotiating the owner’s loan. Apparently, that wasn’t the case this time, and M&I stood to profit from the seizure. The Vangs then tried to transfer the property to a land trust so it could be converted to lowrent housing and their tenants wouldn’t have to move out. Again, M&I stopped this plan in its tracks. In addition to what they may gain from this foreclosure, M&I’s bank executives will receive $71 million in bonuses this year. Even though they owe the government $1.7 million in bailout money, they’ll still walk away with a sizable chunk of change. John Peck, director of Family Farm Defenders, said, “The banks got a huge bailout and are raking in more crumbs. … People shouldn’t have to worry about being thrown out on the street because some bankster needs a bigger bonus.” In fact, Robert McGee, a tenant of the Vangs at Hammersley Road, said this will be the second time he has to find a new home because the banks have foreclosed on where he was living. Every night, I sit down to a nice healthy meal and go to sleep in my own bed. Most would agree that these concerns, food and shelter, are among the most basic comforts. I can’t imagine what it would be like to try to go to sleep knowing that I

According to the World Bank, more than 1 billion people go hungry every day. Although we think of them as children starving in Africa, the WFB survey shows hunger hits much closer to home. couldn’t afford anything to eat or that I had to get out of my apartment in less than a month. Food shelters are always open, and groups plan to rally at the Capitol to oppose the foreclosure of the Hammersley Road apartments at 8 a.m. on April 26 at the Dane County Courthouse at 215 S. Hamilton. Let’s help show those struggling in Madison that they deserve what we take for granted. Taylor Nye (tenye@ wisc.edu) is a sophomore majoring in biological anthropology and Latin American studies.

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Kindle buyers beware: Cheaper prices mean less privacy Rachel Vesco

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As the semester winds down, and I look forward to graduation and stepping out into the real world, I’ve started to focus my sights on something any sensible hardworking college senior should think about: What should I buy myself as a graduation present? After I came to the realization that there was no way I could afford the clear option — a car, of course — I finally decided on something a little more sensible: a

Kindle. Once upon a time, before I entered the word of college textbooks and scholarly articles on the future of journalism — seriously, J-school, we get it: Newspapers are dying. We don’t need to hear about it in EVERY one of my classes — I enjoyed reading for fun. And now that I’m going to dive head first into the real world sans required reading, a Kindle seemed like the easiest way to read for pleasure once again. Lucky for me, Amazon announced this week that it would drop the price of the Kindle to just $114, from its current price of $134. When I went to the website to investigate my self-graduation present, I jumped for joy (Okay, actually I just shouted the good news to my roommate, who

reader. I didn’t even responded somewhat less mind being the idea of enthusiastically, but you being inundated with get the idea.). However, advertisements since the upon digging deeper into company made it sound the Amazon website, I like it would just be on noticed that the company the screen saver. However, kept referring to the new after device as reading a “Kindle few more with ... While I applaud reviews, Special Amazon for attempting it became Offers.” At first to make e-readers more clear that most of I was these intrigued accessible to more people, I’m just not sure would be — some sponsored of the these “special offers” by “special are worth the trade-off. companies offers” other listed than Amazon and would on the website seemed actually be on the very like things I would bottom of some pages of actually be interested in. books. For example, one of the Although Amazon deals is a Groupon type executives have assured special where you buy various major news a $50 Amazon gift card outlets that they worked for $25, a major bonus with advertisers to make for any electronic book

sure the advertisements would not interfere with reading, I have my doubts. Especially considering that it’s well known that Amazon tracks reader information, like how much time an individual spends on a page as well as the most highlighted passages in books. (The company actually has an entire webpage dedicated to this information.) Combine these new special offers with a database full of my most highlighted passages, and I can just imagine personalized ads on the screen of my Kindle, screaming my name as I try to enjoy myself with a book after a long-day of being a “real world” adult. (And let’s be honest: Ads that involve your name are far more annoying and creepy than generalized

advertisements.) At the end of the day, I’m just not sure that a $20 drop in price is worth being bombarded with ads that could be personalized and targeting in many of the anti-privacy ways that have so many activists screaming foul play and college students with incriminating Facebook pictures concerned. So, for now, while I applaud Amazon for attempting to make e-readers more accessible to more people, I’m just not sure these “special offers” are worth the trade-off. Rachel Vesco is a senior majoring in journalism, political science and Facebook stalking. For future column ideas, send her an email to vesco@wisc.edu (or find her on Facebook).

‘Art of Bestiary’ explored in Overture print exhibit Dichotomy of human-animal interaction depicted through diverse media, aesthetics Kathi Gadow ArtsEtc. Writer

Even if you are not in the Veterinary School, or even an animal lover, you’ll enjoy “Beastly Prints: Modern Interpretations of the Art of Bestiary,” part of the Overture Center’s new round of spring galleries. The gallery is comprised of various pieces from three different artists — S.V. Medaris, Briony Morrow-Cribbs and Patrick Smyczek — who toy with different relationships and ideas relating to human and animal interactions. Each artist’s work has a unique style with a noticeably distinct appearance that makes it easy to distinguish one collection from another. The first artist that appears in the gallery is Medaris, who has been living on a farm since 1988

in southern Wisconsin. The animals on her farm are what inspire her different pieces, which showcase dogs, chickens, turkeys and pigs. Medaris’s work definitely has the most color out of the three, and her pieces range from reliefs to lithographs to woodcuts juxtaposed against the more modern day wooden frames in which they were placed. The most impressive out of Medaris’ pieces is the very first work of art — an eight or nine foot tall work of art. “Cock O’ the Walk” is a giant woodcut that is full of brighter shades of red and green. Another striking piece titled “Page from Bestiary, A Study Guide…,” appeared to have been just ripped out of an ancient manuscript or codex — complete with illumination of both illustrations and text. Morrow-Cribbs is the second artist featured in “Beastly Prints.” Three years ago, Morrow-Cribbs

opened an etching studio in Brattleboro, Vermont, with fellow artist Helen O’Donnell called Twin Vixen Press. MorrowCribbs is currently illustrating a series of books with author Amy Stewart and is a MFA candidate here at the University of Wisconsin. Morrow-Cribbs’ pieces were untraditional compared to Medaris’s pieces. While Medaris’s were full of color and traditionally framed, Morrow-Cribbs’ work, for the most part, was created with dull, muted colors or in black and white and was encased in silver, gold and copper antique frames. The untraditional part comes next — MorrowCribbs deeply explored the animal and human connection in her pieces by combining parts of both into her works of art. Several pieces stood out — one called “Leopatra” with the head and shoulders of a woman and the torso and lower body of a leopard.

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Similar to Patrick Smyczek’s piece seen here, ‘Beastly Prints’ tells the tale of man’s entangled relationship with beast. “Thelyphonida metacarpus,” another stand-out piece, depicted a human rib cage on top of an octopus. MorrowCribbs used framed etchings in her section of the gallery with the exception of a piece titled “Wicked Bugs.” This was a fascinating set of glass jars filled to the brim with water and drawings attached to the back showing various insects with long legs as well as a few beetles, worms and flies. Smyczek, the last artist featured, is also

an MFA candidate at UW. Smyczek’s artwork maintained compellingly unique facets of the entire exhibit. But with his art, a story was depicted. His watercolor screenprints played with tales of the ocean and its sea creatures as well as the humananimal interaction of the oceans. This series consisted of five very detailed pieces that showed a boat of land mammals (a squirrel, deer, zebra, rabbit and a few others) on a journey, which ultimately leads to several mass murders towards the

middle of the series and also at the end. Whether you are a fan of black and white etchings, bugs, brightly colored farm animals or sea creatures, “Beastly Prints” has something to offer for every art fanatic. Just make sure you say the whole title so people don’t mistaken you for a Vanessa Hudgens fan. “Beastly Prints: Modern Interpretations of the Art of Bestiary” will run from April 11 to June 25 in Gallery I at the Overture Center. Free to all who wish to attend.

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Pirates, wizards and a neverending hangover, summer 2011 flicks Summer blockbusters. Next to Thanksgiving and Christmas, those precious three months of sun and fun may be the most lucrative seasonal opportunity for

Hollywood to serve up amusing comedy romps and mind-blowing adventure flicks theatergoers still continue to ponder (read: “Inception”).

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 July 15 Prepare to embark on the final frontier because the closing film installment of Harry Potter will finally reach its conclusion this July. After getting a taste for director David Yates’ cinematic translation of J.K. Rowling’s beloved world of muggles and wizards in November, fans have been wondering how Yates will wrap up the decade-long saga.

Though the tension was successfully built in the first installment, the epic battle between Potter and Lord Voldemort looms, and so does that debatable epilogue that Rowling gave readers. We all know the ending, but we don’t know the silver screen journey we’ll take to get there. We can count on one thing, though, it’ll be magical.

Whatever the genre, summer movies are notoriously coveted on those rainy days when nothing but an over-priced bucket of artery-clogging buttered

popcorn and a good escape matinee will do. And for the upcoming season, it’s all about the sequels. So sit back, relax and enjoy the previews.

The Hangover Part 2 May 26 Crude, hilarious and bizarrely entertaining, “The Hangover” gave us three best friends that anyone could have. After cringing through the outrageous (mis) adventures of Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms, it didn’t seem possible that their rufie-induced antics could get any more ridiculous. Think again. This time Stu (Ed Helms) is the one getting hitched. The crew travels to Bangkok for the ceremony, where Stu opts for a dull and sober pre-wedding

brunch, hoping to avoid the same fuzzy fate the crew endured in Las Vegas, only to lose Stu’s fiancée’s younger brother when him, Alan and Phil decide to go out for a “few” drinks. Bringing back cast favorites like Ken Jeong (Galifanakis’s wedding plus one) and new special guest stars, like Liam Neeson and Nick Cassavetes, “The Hangover Part II” is set to deliver the same oneliners and laugh-out-loud raw humor audiences couldn’t get enough of. We’ll cheers to that.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides May 20 It wouldn’t be much of a summer movie line-up without a rumboozing Jack Sparrow leading the pack. Since 2003, when we were first introduced to the swashbuckling high tides of this commandeering Caribbean crew, the

franchise has exploded, punctuating nearly every other summer with the offbeat eccentricity of Johnny Depp. But since the first installment, the tides have turned, plot lines have grown increasingly more complicated and we’ve

lost some critical cast members and even the original director, Gore Verbinski — these are stranger tides indeed. With the newest release set to focus more on Sparrow’s quest for the enigmatic Fountain of Youth and his titillating

sexual tension with Blackbeard’s daughter, played by Penelope Cruz, audiences have to wonder if this newest “Pirates” was worth the wait, or if perhaps the quest should’ve ended with the final seaside sunset.


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SC to the gorgeous ginger who studies at Wendt every time I work. We talked about the Oscars one time and I’ve been crushing ever since. You should say hi to the brunette desk worker again ;) SC to the guy working at the Daily Scoop on Wednesday. You were cute, same next week? -girl in the red jacket SC? to Travis who works at the UW Credit Union on State Street. You went out of your way to help me even though I was in line for another teller when I came in on Thursday afternoon. I’m hoping your friendliness wasn’t just great customer service?? ;) SC to the blond with epic tits and the batman and or Starwars ringtones? I see u studying at usquare every day when I get food. Break from the books and grab bubble tea with me Saturday? - brewers hat guy SC to the guy from Religious Studies 332. You know who you are, apparently we now smile at each other. And (I think) I see you staring in discussion. Why dontcha come early on Wednesday and sit next to me? Maybe we can exchange a little more than smiles. SC to Z. I miss you. Cuddle sesh soon????? SC to the “European” girl at Bassnectar. You owe a WUD fox a cigarette SC to the guy I met last night you were also with two friends. Your name started with a J, you were extremely cute, and I am pretty sure we held hands.. Don’t know why. You asked me if we would see each other again. I hope we do!

SC to the guy I just saw in college. I think your name is Chris and we definitely had one of the best makeout sessions of my life (and SC to the brunette who asked me I think yours too) the night before to give her a spot when squatting mifflin last year. Lets make this an annual thing? -The girl from 1 of 3BR summer sublet in Pali- at the shell the other day. Next sade. Price negotiable. Call/ text time I’ll be a better conversational- Sullivan ist and spotter! 608-444-6680

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SC to the “Pain Dispensers” cutie at Brother’s on Saturday. I wasn’t able to say anything this season because of my position, and I was too schwasty to say much Saturday. But I’d love a chance to try again. -Best Ref at the Nat SC to the guy working at Williamson Bicycle on W. Washington. Last spring my tire popped when you were pumping it up for me and you refused to let me pay, even though it only popped because my bike was a pile. When I went there today, you still were as nice as I remembered. I only used some of that change you gave me for laundry..so how about some ice cream at Chocolate Shoppe Thursday @ 6 so I can finally pay you back? SC to the really cute guy I was talking to at the beer pong table this weekend on Lathrop. I may have done a few foolish things this weekend, but not getting your number has topped that list. Here’s to hoping you’d recognize me if we crossed paths. Next time, I’ll be less of a drunken mess. Sincerely, the girl in the pink dress who had way too hard of a time remembering your name :) 2nd chance to a friend who might turn out to be more than that? i don’t know about you but i enjoyed every minute of saturday night. you don’t know how long i’ve wanted to kiss you.

you look unbelievably fly in your aviators. SO to guys who wear aviators...DAMN SC to the girl on the Lakeshore path volunteering her time to walk and listen to handicapped people. That made you 100x more attractive and you were rating pretty high before the bump. I now have more incentive to run out there. See you again next Tues? 2nd Chance: SC to Alex at Fresh Market Tues around 8 (I overheard your friend say your name), you are without a doubt the cutest girl I’ve ever seen in my life-the guy in the bike helmet SC to the guy at Michelangelo’s on tues that wrote “I love you” on a piece of napkin and held it up against the window as I walked by. You have no idea how that made me smile, and did I really just walk away??? SC to the guy on witte 8b with the buzz cut and chin strap who always smiles at me in the hall and makes funny small talk in the elevator. After the first few times I saw you I never thought id feel like this, but all I want is to skip AOS and make a storm of our own ;). Friday? SC to the cute brunette sitting across from me donating plasma today. I saw you sneaking glances at me, only because I was trying to sneak glances at you. Same time next Wednesday?

2nd chance to the smokin skateboarder who high fived me while I was rollerblading Sunday. Can you SC to my ex. We still have amazing sex, we get along like nobody say perfect timing?? else, and we are probably the most awesome people I know. Get it SC to the guy in all red playing basketball with his friend Monday together. at the shell around 2. Come say Second Chance to the good lookhi to me next time...blonde in the ing blonde in the Sellery A Elevapurple spandex. tor, I keyed you 5, wish you could have come up to 10 with me. I will SC to You. “April is the cruellest remember the gaze you gave me. month.” That is all. Love, Me. -The guy in the navy new found SC to the male receptionist work- glory shirt, and green plaid shorts ing at the Writing Center Tuesday afteroon. we took the elevator down together and although our convo wasn’t super interesting, i would love to talk to you again! ps

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Youthful Badgers show promise for rest of season Van Emburgh pleased with progress of 7 freshmen; looks forward to upcoming tests against conference’s finest Morgan Bradley Men’s Tennis Writer

With seven freshmen on an 11-man team, the No. 73 Wisconsin Men’s Tennis team is in a rebuilding stage. The Badgers have even added four new players since January: Austin Akers, Fredrik Ask, Lucas Bin and Rod Carey. Yet head coach Greg Van Emburgh still feels good about the progression of his team. “I think overall our freshman, since I’ve been here, in my 6th year now, they’ve been tremendous. I think they’ve all improved,” Van Emburgh said. “The first thing you look for as a coach is ‘have you gotten and developed a better student athlete.’ I think we’ve been able to do that. I think when you’re able to do that you’re also able to have success on the court, and we’ve been fortunate to do that as well.” This season, the Badgers have battled injury and sickness and are just trying to get healthy before the Big Ten Tournament, but one of the Badgers’ main problems this season has been their lack of experience. “It’s been one of those years where you’re rebuilding. We lost five out of our top six, and our main focus is getting them experience and getting healthy,” Van Emburgh says. “I feel like we’ve got a lot of potential with our players and they’re on board to have the success we’ve had within the last six years and gaining that experience. We’re just a young group right now, but the future of our team looks solid.”

One freshman duo making the Badgers proud this season is Carey and Ask. In their time together, the pair is 3-1 in Big Ten play. They are gaining more experience with each match. While Ask is working to come back from a battle with mononucleosis early in the season, he enjoys playing with Carey. “We work well together; we have good chemistry together,” Ask said. Overall, four out of the Badger ’s seven freshman are not from the United States. Ask, from Norway, stated that Wisconsin’s athletic program was one of the main reasons for choosing the university. But, as with any other freshman athlete, there are differences. Ask said there’s a big difference between playing internationally and playing collegiately. “For me, it was a big change from playing international tennis to college tennis. There’s a lot more screaming during the matches and no umpires,” says Ask. While transitioning, a lot is expected of freshman athletes at the collegiate level. “Overall you want to look at how hard they want to work and how competitive they are,” Van Emburgh said. “Obviously, they must be a great student athlete here at the university, so those are a few priorities and traits you definitely want to look at.” As their freshman season nears its end, the Badger men are looking to make a transition from being the underdogs. Van Emburgh says the change is vast.

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Fredrick Ask is just one of the freshmen on this year’s squad after the Badgers lost five of their top six players from last year’s team that climbed to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Experience is just one of the few things UW has had to overcome this year. “I think the growth of the development and the experience, when you first come in here, you’re unsure of where you fit in and where you are. I think that and the experience with a year under your belt is huge.”

As Wisconsin nears playing host to the Big Ten Tournament, each match provides more and more experience for the freshman. But, before the tournament, Wisconsin has a tough battle in No. 2 ranked Ohio State.

“They’re a great team; they’ve done a great job with their program over the years,” Van Emburgh said. “We have good players; we just have to be loose and believe. We don’t have to beat them 10 times on Friday. We

just have to go out there, play our best tennis at home and beat them once. I’m optimistic. The guys know the situation and what’s at stake, so hopefully they’ll come out there and be confident.”


Page 10, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 EWING, from 12 just about every time because he was going to finish his block. Knowing that you’re running behind someone that’s going to finish their block every time gives you that edge over the defense.” Ewing entered last season known as one of the nicest guys on a team and a dependable blocker. He left it with all those traits but also managed to build a mean

streak and emerge as one of the unquestioned leaders on the team. Perhaps most impressive, though, was Ewing’s ability to withstand a challenge from one of his best friends on the team. Early in the season, Ryan Groy, a reserve offensive lineman, supplanted him on the fullback depth chart. Groy started the season-opener at UNLV, and from that early point on, Ewing was pushed

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SPORTS to improve. “[Last year] was kind of up and down,” Ewing said. “I started off a little bit slow. They had Groy in there at fullback, and to be able to gain more confidence in myself, come out with a better mentality throughout the season and continue to work to get better, I was able to put myself in a position to help the offense toward the end of the season, the last half of the season. It was really rewarding, just be a part of that offense and part of the team’s success.” To his credit, Ewing never outwardly admitted taking offense at Groy grabbing his spot. The two remained good friends, as Groy said they went hunting a few times during the season. Still, Ewing recognized the challenge and adjusted his play accordingly.

He developed a mean streak, eagerly seeking out defenders to block and finishing them off until the play ended. Occasionally, Ewing even took it farther. “There was a part even last season where you’d see him going to look at knocking the other guy out or finishing another guy off,” Groy said. “It was a point where I think he might have got called for a few, but it was to the point where it was just relentless effort and just relentless toughness.” Relentlessly indeed, Ewing morphed from a dependable blocker into a powerful, dependable force who never waited for opposing players to run into him. Rather, he ran into them, and the effect permeated Wisconsin’s offense attack. “It’s real nice running behind Bradie,” Ball said.

“If you just watch a game or something, he just goes until he hears a whistle. That’s phenomenal. I’ve never seen a player actually do that before, I honestly haven’t. I tip my cap to him, because that’s incredible. I love running behind him because I know he’s going to get the job done.” As if running behind him wasn’t enough, the Badgers have come to rely on Ewing also as a pass-catcher. He’ll rarely be the first option on pass plays, but after not catching any passes his first two years, Ewing recorded eight for 82 yards and two touchdowns last season. One reception came in the Rose Bowl, where Ewing hauled in a pass from quarterback Scott Tolzien and ran 28 yards to Texas Christian University’s 1-yard line. On the next play, Clay hammered through the goal line and

gave Wisconsin its first touchdown of the game. The Badgers ended up falling to the Horned Frogs, but Ewing’s early reception served as a capstone to his evolutionary junior year. Now, Ewing prepares for 2011 not just as a fullback. Instead, he’s a fullback that can block, run, catch and lead. With UW’s offense losing Carimi, Moffitt, Tolzien, Clay and tight end Lance Kendricks to the NFL, that last trait very well could prove to be most impactful for Ewing. “We’re workers, and we try to do our best to just pound people,” Ewing said. “Play after play, we’re going to bring it, and I think a fullback is a good position to start that off at. Hopefully, people are looking to me for that leadership, but I definitely got a long ways to go in the same account.”

Brewers stay hot, shut out Pirates 6-0 Prince Fielder hits home run for 3rd time in 4 games as Pittsburgh drops 4th of 5 games at home Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Shaun Marcum pitched seven shutout innings, Prince Fielder homered for the third time in four games and the Milwaukee Brewers won their sixth in seven games, 6-0 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Marcum (2-1) was perfect through four and kept the Pirates off-balance with his changeup, allowing only four singles with four strikeouts and a walk. Acquired in an offseason trade with Toronto to bolster Milwaukee’s rotation, Marcum lowered his ERA to 2.55 through three starts. Zach Braddock, Kameron Loe and Mitch Stetter finished up Milwaukee’s third shutout this season and second in three games. The Pirates have lost four of five at home after beginning the season by winning consecutive road

series for the first time since 2007. Pittsburgh starter Kevin Correia (21) took a no-hitter into the sixth, but his outing quickly unraveled from there. On a night when the Penguins opened up the NHL playoffs across town, the announced crowd was 8,755 — but only about 4,000 actually showed up. Early on, those who did thought they might be witnesses to history with both starters working on nohitters by the midway point. It took less than an hour to get through the first 4 1/2 innings. The only two baserunners to that point were Rickie Weeks, whom Correia walked leading off the game, and Casey McGehee, who drew a walk off Correia in the fifth. Correia and Marcum combined to retire 24 consecutive batters in between. Marcum was perfect through four until Lyle

Overbay and Matt Diaz led off the fifth with consecutive singles. Correia’s no-hitter was broken up by Jonathan Lucroy’s double to lead off the sixth. Marcum followed by attempting to sacrifice him to third but ended up reaching and was credited with a single. With one out, Carlos Gomez’s high sacrifice fly down the right-field line was deep enough to score Lucroy, who was making his season debut after being on the disabled list with a broken finger. Ryan Braun followed with a single, setting up Fielder’s homer on an 0-1 pitch into the bullpen in left-center. The reigning NL player of the week, Fielder has at least a hit and an RBI in each of his past six games, totaling three home runs and 14 RBIs in that time. Traditionally a pull hitter, none of the lefthanded hitting first baseman’s three home runs this season have

gone to right field. Twenty-two of his 194 career homers have come against the Pirates, most of any opponent. Fielder has 10 RBIs in his past four games. Yuniesky Betancourt added an RBI double in the seventh — ending Correia’s night not long after his bid for a no-hitter ended — and Betancourt would score on a Marcum groundout. Correia’s final stat line belied his impressive first five innings: Six-plus innings, six runs — four earned — five hits, two walks and a strikeout. Pittsburgh leadoff hitter Jose Tabata failed to have a hit for the first time in 11 games this season. The Pirates (5-6), who haven’t had a winning season since 1992, fell under .500 for the first time this season. Last season, they entered an April home series against the Brewers at 7-5 but were swept and outscored 36-1 and never were at .500 again.


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NHL PLAYOFFS

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Fleury bottles up Lightning Despite missing Crosby, Malkin, Penguins take early lead over Tampa

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Capitals’ winger Alexander Semin ripped a one-timer past Lundqvist for the game-winner. It was Semin’s 1st playoff goal in 14 postseason games.

Caps edge Rangers 2-1 in overtime Washington fights through bad bounces, strong performance from Lundqvist to notch victory in opener WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals managed to accomplish a frustrating hat trick of iron, hitting the post or crossbar three times. They also failed to finish off two clean breakaways. But Alex Ovechkin found a way to score, tying the game late in regulation during an intense poke-at-thepuck scramble. Then Alexander Semin broke his playoff drought 18:24 into overtime to give the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference a 2-1 win over the eighth-seeded New York Rangers in Game 1 of their first-round series on Wednesday night. The winning goal came when Jason Arnott intercepted a clearing pass from Marc Staal, then found Semin between the circles for a one-timer past Henrik Lundqvist. Semin had gone 14 playoff games without a goal, his last one coming against the Rangers in a first-round series two years ago.

New York defenseman Matt Gilroy broke a scoreless tie with a onetimer 1:56 into the third period, and Ovechkin tied it with 6:16 left in regulation. Michal Neuvirth made 24 saves to win his NHL playoff debut. Lundqvist stopped 31 shots and was helped by the posts behind him that absorbed three drives. Game 2 is Friday night in Washington. The Capitals were upset a year ago by the Montreal Canadiens in a 1-vs.-8 series — the latest in an annual string of playoff debacles — but this year they have vowed things will be different. Washington began playing a more defensive scheme after a 7-0 loss to the Rangers in December, and it showed as the Capitals generally controlled the flow of play. But Washington kept missing its offensive chances. Semin hit the crossbar with 5 minutes

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blueline scoring was Justin Schultz, who has said he’s staying for his junior year. Schultz was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Year and had 18 goals — most for a defenseman since 2002. Craig Smith, a fourthround pick of Nashville, is also staying for at least one more year, giving him time to work on his consistency. When he’s on, the center looks like the best player on the ice. But he’s not always on, despite a very successful 19-goal, 43-point sophomore campaign. And then there’s John Ramage, a fourth-round pick last summer, whose game is very well-suited for the smaller rinks of the NHL. Not a bad bunch, eh? “That speaks loudly for Mike Eaves and his ability to coach and teach,” Geoffrion said in a phone interview. Look at the guys from the 2006 title-winning team. Eight of those Badgers have played in the NHL since leaving Wisconsin, guys like Adam Burish, Jake Dowell and Tom Gilbert. The more recent group didn’t even win the championship and could surpass the ‘06 team in NHL-ers. Five years from now, chances are good 10 members of that 2009-2010 UW team are playing in the NHL regularly. Another two or three have outside chances of making a roster someday. Give credit to Eaves and his staff for helping develop what might end up being one of the most successful groups of Badgers in UW history.

Griffins rookie to be named to the AHL All-Star Game and was also named to the AHL all-rookie team. Forward Ben Street has proved to be a valuable free-agent signing, getting named the ECHL Rookie of the Year as a member of the Wheeling Nailers. Street scored 24-27-51 in just 38 games and was eventually called up to the WilkesBarre/ Scranton Penguins of the AHL, where he went 12-11-23 in 36 games. Forward Andy Bohmbach led all East Coast Hockey League rookies in scoring, with a 25-43-68 line, and was named to the ECHL all-rookie team. Aaron Bendickson was named an ECHL all-star at midseason but left to finish his college degree. John Mitchell played most of his season in the AHL for Syracuse and has the size (6-foot5, 216) to possibly make an NHL roster someday. It won’t be surprising to see defenseman Cody Goloubef make his NHL debut next year for Columbus, either. That’s not even counting four guys from that Badgers team that still have their professional careers ahead of them. Defenseman Jake Gardiner left after this season ended, getting a taste of the AHL with a 10game stint with the Toronto Marlies. Gardiner flashed his defensive prowess with McDonagh as a sophomore, forming one of the nation’s best shutdown defensive pairings. As a junior, he was counted on to produce points and responded by posting a 10-31-41 line that was second in the nation among defensemen. Ahead of Gardiner in

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to go in the first period. It was only 19 seconds later when Arnott fired a shot off iron. A sequence in the second period symbolized the Capitals’ frustration as well as any. On an oddman rush, Ovechkin made a superb cross-ice pass to Mike Knuble, whose shot from the right circle hit the post. The rebound bounced out to Nicklas Backstrom, who whiffed with an open net in front of him because Rangers forward Vinny Prospal had tipped the puck just enough for it to hop over Backstrom’s stick. Semin also had a coastto-coast move that ended in futility when he stuffed the puck into Lundqvist. Backstrom also had a breakaway that ended when he slid the puck into Lundqvist’s leg. With the Capitals desperate for the tying goal, Semin carried the puck toward the net and started a wild sequence of poking and prodding. Ovechkin, Semin, Staal,

SWEEP, from 12 including the first game against South Dakota State, senior outfielder Jennifer Krueger successfully stole second in the bottom of the third inning. The stolen base set a new team record for most stolen bases in a season, breaking Krueger ’s previous record of 29. Krueger finished the game with a total of three stolen bases. “[Krueger] is a phenomenal speed player and she deserves those records,” Healy said. “We’re really excited for her.” With runners on second and third base, sophomore infielder Whitney Massey hit a two RBI double in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Badgers a 2-0 lead. “A lot of extra work

DARRAH, from 12 Darrah’s talent is not just limited to the mound. “She’s a tough kid, she’s so athletic,” Healy said. “You can’t predict the kind of success she’s had, it just shows she’s a special kid.” Healy also thinks Darrah didn’t even have her best stuff Tuesday. “She’s really not on the top of her game right now,” Healy said. “I don’t think she actually is feeling that great on the mound. If she can keep getting wins, putting zeros on the board and almost throwing a no hitter when she’s not feeling her best, it’s just impressive.” At this point of the season with a 12-5 record, Darrah is just enjoying the ride. “I’m excited because

Derek Stepan and Lundqvist all tried to get a stick, a skate — anything — on the puck. Finally, one of Ovechkin’s stabs managed to move the puck between the post and Lundqvist’s right skate, a score so subtle it took a second or two realize it had taken place. It wasn’t until it was verified by video review that Ovechkin could comfortably celebrate his 21st playoff goal. Ovechkin nearly made a vital mistake late in regulation when he sent Brandon Prust tumbling and was called for roughing with 4:43 to play, but the Capitals killed off the penalty to send the game to overtime. The game’s first goal was the result of hustle and teamwork. Prust beat John Erskine down the ice to get to the puck behind the net and slid it to Wojtek Wolski, who fed Gilroy for the onetimer from the right circle for his first career playoff goal.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alex Kovalev and Arron Asham scored thirdperiod goals 18 seconds apart and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 shots to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the firstround playoff opener on Wednesday night. Chris Kunitz sealed the win with an emptynet goal in the final minute in the Penguins’ first postseason game in their new arena. Brooks Orpik, who had two assists, opened the game with a heavy and clean check on Lightning star Steven Stamkos. Fleury made spectacular saves — including a blind stop on former Penguins forward Ryan Malone in the first period — and shut down the Lightning’s highpowered offense. Fleury earned his fifth playoff shutout, one short of tying Tom Barrasso’s franchise record. — PIT leads 1-0

CANUCKS 2, BLACKHAWKS 0 VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Chris Higgins and Jannik Hansen scored in the first period, Roberto Luongo made 32 saves, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 in the first-round playoff opener on Wednesday night. Corey Crawford made 31 saves in his first playoff start as Chicago opened its defense of the Stanley Cup with a loss. The Canucks are the top seed in the Western Conference and the Presidents’ Trophy winners, but the Blackhawks aren’t the average No. 8 seed. Chicago knocked the Canucks out of the playoffs the previous two seasons and was formidable again in Game 1. -- VAN leads 1-0

PREDATORS 4, DUCKS 1

DETROIT (AP) — Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen scored midway through the second period to put the Detroit Red Wings ahead, and they went on to beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 Wednesday night in Game 1 of the firstround playoff series. Brian Rafalski and Jiri Hudler padded Detroit’s lead late in the second period and early in the third. Jimmy Howard made 26 saves for the thirdseeded Red Wings. — DET leads 1-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Fisher had two goals and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 27 saves, and the Nashville Predators clamped down defensively on the highflying Anaheim Ducks in a 4-1 victory in their first-round playoff series opener Wednesday night. Steve Sullivan got his first goal since midDecember, and captain Shea Weber also scored for the fifth-seeded Predators, who got off to a great grinding start as they attempt to win a playoff series for the first time in six tries over seven seasons. Game 2 is Friday at Anaheim. -- NSH leads 1-0

went into [that hit],” Massey said. “Just getting that hit felt great and it pumped our team up too.” This opened up the floodgates as the Badgers went on to score five more runs the rest of the game, including four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as it won by the score of 7-0. In the first game, the Badgers experienced similar success, winning 4-0. Freshman pitcher Cassandra Darrah was given run support early on as sophomore infielder Jordan Skinner hit a two RBI single in the bottom of the second inning to give the Badgers a 2-0 lead. A few runs was all Darrah needed as she pitched a complete game shutout for the Badgers, making it the 12th win of

the season for her. While it may have looked like an easy victory, the freshman made many in-game adjustments. “[Darrah] is making some adjustments on pitches,” Healy said. “She could have waited until after the game to do some of the adjustments, but she was up for doing it on gameday, so that’s impressive for a young freshman to want to get better.” Through six innings Darrah had a no-hitter, which was eventually broken up in the seventh inning when South Dakota State infielder Ashley Durazo hit the ball up the middle for a single. It was the lone hit given up by Darrah, who finished the game with four strikeouts and one walk. Peace followed up the blown no-hitter by

making an amazing jumping catch and threw out the tag runner at first for the double play. The Badgers ended the game on the next out, winning 4-0. A notable scratch from the lineup Wednesday was freshman Michelle Mueller, who suffered a concussion in last weekend’s doubleheader against Northwestern. “Hopefully we can get [Mueller] cleared,” Healy said. “We have a lot of kids out of the lineup right now.” Despite the health concerns, Wisconsin heads to Indiana this weekend riding a fourgame win streak and is ready to take on a tough upcoming Big Ten schedule. “I think this team can put up some big numbers against [the top teams in the Big Ten] this year,” Massey said.

I never thought when I walked into this program I’d be where I am today,” Darrah said. “I knew I’d work my way up to it but I never thought it’d be this soon.” Krueger sets pace for offense While the Badgers enjoyed a terrific 4-for5 performance by sophomore Whitney Massey in Tuesday’s doubleheader, a wily upperclassman stole the show. Senior centerfielder Jen Krueger shattered the record for most bases stolen by a Badger in a single season with 32. It was a record previously held by the senior when she stole 29 in 2010. With three steals in the second game against the Jackrabbits, Krueger wrote her name into Wisconsin

history. “I only knew about how close I was to the record when it was brought up in an interview last week,” Krueger said. “I’m just trying to get as many as I can and help out this team in any way I can.” Krueger also returned to form at the plate, shaking off a 0-7 performance in last weekend’s doubleheader against Northwestern with five hits in eight at bats against South Dakota State. “I don’t really feel the pressure anymore,” Krueger said. “I’ve been in hitting slump situations before. I know what needs to happen, I don’t get too frustrated when things don’t go my way.” Krueger harassed the Jackrabbits with the usual slap hits in the infield, using her uncommon

speed on the base path to blaze her way toward the bag before the ball is even thrown. She also showed diversity from her usual dirt dominance, smacking a blooping single to the grass in left field. “She’s the spark of our whole lineup,” Healy said. “When she gets shut down it’s really hard for us to win games. She worked on swinging a bit today and got that bloop hit. She needs to do that in Big Ten play for us now and continue her success into the weekend.” Healy also sees a common link between Krueger and Darrah’s success. “They’re both so determined, focused and competitive,” Healy said. “They are showing the way to the rest of the team.”

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UW dominates SDSU, sweeps doubleheader Freshman Darrah just misses out on no-hitter, as Wisconsin downs South Dakota State 4-0, 7-0 at Goodman Diamond Justin Mertes-Mistretta Softball Writer

Wisconsin took both games of a double-header against South Dakota State on Wednesday night to move to 22-15 on the year. But in the second game of the night, the Badgers had their back against the wall early on. In the top of the second inning, South Dakota State put runners on second and third base with no outs. However, sophomore pitcher Meghan McIntosh was able to get the Badgers out of the jam. She struck out two of the next three batters, escaping the inning without giving up a run. “I just really focus on my pitches, hitting my locations and forcing hitters into weak groundballs,” McIntosh said. “If I can strike them out, I want to strike them out, but it’s really about Megan McCormick The Badger Herald just getting the out.” McIntosh pitched five Several records were set as the Badgers completed the sweep against the Jackrabbits on Wednesday. UW now improves to 22-15.

innings, giving up no earned runs and striking out five batters. The Badgers carried their momentum into the bottom half of the second inning. With one out and runners on second and third base, head coach Yvette Healy called for a suicide squeeze with senior outfielder Ashley Hanewich at the plate. With Hanewich unable to lay down the bunt, infielder Stephanie Peace was tagged out in a pickle. The Badgers grounded out to end the inning on the next at-bat. “We just missed [the bunt],” Healy said. “The pitch was off the plate a little bit, but we are challenging our kids to be able to at least foul off that ball off. I think it’s still a great call and I think we’ll get some Big 10 wins that way.” After going three games without a stolen base,

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SOFTBALL SIDEBAR Darrah cruises on mound, throws 1-hitter in opener; Krueger ignites UW offense Nick Korger Softball Writer

South Dakota State came into Tuesday’s doubleheader knowing the potential and talent of Wisconsin ace freshman Cassandra Darrah, but

nothing could prepare them for the real thing. In the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader, the Jackrabbits were shut down 4-0 by Darrah’s seven-inning, one hit performance, an outing where the freshman pitcher from Corydon, Iowa went three up and three down in every inning except for the fourth.

Darrah flirted with a no-hitter the entire game, as her attempt to write her name in the Wisconsin record books was broken up in the top of the seventh by a lead off single up the middle by Ashley Durazo. Superstition or no superstition, every player began to understand what was at stake entering the last inning.

“I knew what was there,” Darrah said. “I just focused on doing what I normally do. The ball went right through my legs on that hit. I was pretty bummed.” “There were a lot of debates in the dugout what to throw in that situation,” head coach Yvette Healy said. “I was telling the outfield around the fifth

that everyone better dive for the ball. I didn’t want to say anything about the situation but they all nodded so they caught on.” The Badger pitcher didn’t just contribute to the game by pitching; she contributed to her own cause as she batted eighth in the lineup. Darrah laid down a key sacrifice bunt

in the bottom of the second inning to advance runners Whitney Massey and Dana Rasmussen to second and third. The next at bat Wisconsin second baseman Jordan Skinner hit a twoRBI single as the Badgers took the lead for good. Healy understands

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Ewing embraces role at fullback, develops into playmaker for UW After struggling to crack lineup, senior fullback has become solid contributor Mike Fiammetta

Sports Content Editor Tuesday afternoon, the Wisconsin Badgers’ offense seemed to be rounding into shape. The shape, at least, expected as the end of spring practice approaches. On the second play of the first-team scrimmage, quarterback Jon Budmayr dropped back, faked a handoff to running back James White and let rip a high-arching balloon of a toss down the left sideline. Budmayr — known especially for his strong arm — would go on to overthrow a few balls this practice, and this one was no different. Yet, fullback Bradie Ewing kept pace with the ball, and just when it was within reach, he extended his left arm and hauled it in. The lefty, one-handed grab was the first of two impressive catches for Ewing Tuesday, and it was arguably the highlight of the entire practice. Now a senior, Ewing has made just that kind of impression as a Badger. He’s consistently there,

doing his job — he played in 38 of a possible 39 games his first three years — but he might not be noticed during the process. That, as the history of football has proven, is typically the life of a fullback. Line up in front of the tail back and behind the quarterback, make your blocks and don’t mess up. If the ball’s thrown to you, catch it. Fortunately for the Badgers, Ewing has embraced the constantly ungrateful role. “I just kind of accepted it,” Ewing said. “I kind of score my touchdowns now by having that nice block to spring that runner, something like that. I am a fullback and I have bought into it. I get my success from the team and scoring touchdowns as an offense, more than anything. Just trying to win games.” Ewing has scored three touchdowns of his own — one on a one-yard run against Marshall in 2008, the second on a 7-yard run against Austin Peay last season and the third on a 3-yard reception later in that game. Yet, true to fullback form, Ewing’s most significant contributions stem from his blocking and his leadership.

Last year, Wisconsin’s offense was a wrecking ball, a force to be reckoned with — every cliché imaginable was thrown around, and appropriately so. The Badgers ran for 3,194 yards last year (12th in the nation) and averaged 5.5 yards per attempt (seventh in the nation). Their 48 rushing touchdowns were second in the nation, and two running backs (White and John Clay) each eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark. Montee Ball, who missed one game, finished four yards shy with 996. Much of the credit rightfully went to the dominant offensive line, the left half of which has since departed for the National Football League (tackle Gabe Carimi and guard John Moffitt). But no matter how much credit went elsewhere — or how little he received himself — the Badgers give Ewing everything he’s due. “Just knowing that we could count on him,” Ball answered when asked what’s best about Ewing. “Our dive plays, running right behind him — us running backs knew that we could cut right inside of him

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Bradie Ewing has been a rock for UW, having played in 38 of 39 games over the course of his career. Last season, he was a key component in the Badger rushing game that accumulated 3,194 yards.

NHL future bodes well for former Wisconsin stars Adam Holt Holting Down the Fort Turns out the kids are all right. Seven seniors and four underclassmen left the Wisconsin men’s hockey team in the 2010 offseason. Included in that group was UW’s first ever Hobey Baker Award winner in Blake Geoffrion and the

team’s leading scorer, sophomore Derek Stepan. Three of those guys are in the National Hockey League, and two of them have hat tricks. Another three were named to allstar teams in the minor leagues. There’s certainly no shortage of Badgers in the NHL, as Dany Heatley, Joe Pavelski and Brian Rafalski are all household names among hockey fans. Twenty former Badgers played in an NHL game this season. But overall, the guys from that 2009-2010 team could end up being one

of the most successful collections of NHL pros to come from one squad in quite a while. It’s very possible 10 of the Badgers who fell to Boston College in Detroit will be playing in the bigs within the next few years. What else would you expect from — as UW hockey blogger Chuck Schwartz has dubbed it — NHL University? Stepan surprised everyone — his head coach included — by signing with the New York Rangers last summer. The 20-year-old made the team out of training camp and

got a dream of a first game, becoming only the fourth rookie in NHL history to score a hat trick in his first NHL game. Stepan finished the regular season fifth in scoring among rookies with 21 goals and 24 assists for 45 points. Not to be outdone, Geoffrion tore up the American Hockey League in early 2011, winning consecutive AHL player of the week awards as a member of the Milwaukee Admirals. Once called up to his hometown Nashville Predators, he notched a hat trick of his own against Buffalo.

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh looks like he’ll be a staple on the blueline for the Rangers for years after getting called up in January. A hard-skating, physical defenseman, McDonagh is getting around 20 minutes of ice time a game, and his first NHL goal was a gamewinner that helped the Rangers make the playoffs. As UW head coach Mike Eaves put it, McDongah looks like he belongs. “The pro game is made for Ryan in terms of his physical strengths and his ability to move from point A to point B. But the way

he plays, it’s simple, it’s clean, it’s effective,” Eaves said. “That’s why he’s getting the ice time that he has, because he’s very effective in those areas.” So far, those three are the only former Badgers from that team to get NHL time. But they’re not the only ones to enjoy success. 2010 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year Brendan Smith joined the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate, and made an instant impact. Smith was the first

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The Badger Herald: Vol. XLII, Issue 124

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