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UW honors 9/11 victims Groups from 2 different ends of political spectrum shed rivalry to set up memorial Selby Rodriguez Campus Editor Sunday commemorated the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, quietly bringing the Madison community together to remember the lives that were lost and reflect on the repercussions of that fateful day. For many in the Madison community, 9/11 is a day embedded in memory even with the majority of current University of Wisconsin students not having completed elementary or middle school at the time of the attacks. “I was in fifth grade at the time, at home and getting ready for school,” UW College Republicans Chair Johnny Koremenos said. “I remember my dad called me into the living room.” “He said, ‘Take a look at this. This is something

that’s going to define history.’ After the second tower was hit, we knew it wasn’t an accident,” he said. To commemorate 9/11, Koremenos and the UW College Republicans teamed up with the UW College Democrats to plant nearly 3,000 miniature American flags on the lower portion of Bascom Hill at 8 a.m. Sunday morning to represent the lives lost. Koremenos said the aim was to keep the event a “low-key” reminder for students walking to classes. He also said he has seen a shift in the country’s reaction to the event. “Within the first year or so after the attacks happened, 9/11 brought the country together. Over time, it’s become a more contentious issue with how the wars unfolded. It almost became polarizing in a way,” Koremenos said.

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Allyson Woyak, a sophomore and member of College Republicans, helps set up American flags on Bascom Hill in memory of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. This, Koremenos said, is important today when considering the 9/11 attacks. Pointing out the collaboration of the rival groups of College Republicans and College Democrats, Koremenos said 9/11 was a day for the two to come together for the innocent lives lost, disregarding any difference

in political opinion or ongoing debate. Erin Goulding, a leader of the UW chapter of College Democrats, said the two groups coming together to honor the victims was a rewarding experience. The flags will stay up on Bascom Hill for a few days following Sunday so students can see the memorial on their way to

class. Madison Station 7 firefighter Patrick Masters also took a quiet approach to commemorating the attacks. Working with fellow firefighter Jeff Frank to construct a memorial at Station 6 on Monroe Street, Masters recreated the Twin Towers on a 4 by 6 foot scale.

The top piece of the memorial states, “All gave some, some gave all. September 11, 2001, 343. Never forget.” All 343 names of the firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11 were written around the towers. “Jeff and I just wanted to create a quiet reminder

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Nation, leaders reflect 10 years after attacks Matt Huppert State Editor Americans who died in the busiest city in the world, the headquarters of the Department of Defense and a quiet field in Pennsylvania were remembered by a country Sunday on the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. On Sunday morning in New York City, families of those lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center could

enter the tree-covered paths surrounding the reflective pool where the Twin Towers once stood for the first time. As the memorial was unveiled, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and former-President George W. Bush spoke with family members of the victims. Many of the nation’s prominent politicians were at hand outside the Pentagon to remember the 184 men and women

who were killed during the attack on the defense building 10 years ago. Victims’ families were at hand to listen to speeches and to gather around the small pools and benches that mark each life lost. The president also visited the field in Shanksville, Penn., where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed down after passengers took control of the plane from hijackers. Around the country,

many reflected how the events of 9/11 altered the history of the United States and the rest of the world. University of Wisconsin political science professor Charles Franklin said the attacks caused a sense of vulnerability and fear within American society. In the ‘90s, he said, Americans experienced a decade of considerable security, especially compared to the previous cold war generations. This, he said, was

shattered on 9/11. “We got 10 or 15 years, if not more, where we didn’t think of attack on our soil as being a real possibility,” Franklin said. “Sept. 11 showed we’re vulnerable and that we could suffer a very substantial loss, not just to a country but to a movement like Al Qaeda. I think that has then pervaded how we’ve spent the last 10 years.” A unified desire to combat terrorism could be seen immediately

following the events of 9/11, Franklin added. He said the invasion of Afghanistan — and to a perhaps more indirect and misconstrued sense Iraq — could be seen as outcomes of this national determination. While the wars of the last decade were in some ways reactions to the fear Americans felt 10 years ago, Franklin said it is important to separate the fights happening in these

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Council dissents on plans to cut Edgewater funding Some alders want to fight against eliminating money needed for hotel Sasha Hayman City Editor

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A sea of swimmers make their way through Lake Monona during this fall’s Ironman competition held in different areas of Madison.

Athletes power through daunting Ironman race Biking, swimming, running make up challenge to test participants’ mettle Sasha Hayman City Editor Madison hosted the 10th annual Ironman Triathlon Sunday, bringing more than 45,000 spectators to line the streets of the city and watch more than 2,450 triathletes strive toward the finish line in front of

the state Capitol. The race began bright and early at 7 a.m., and participants had 17 hours to finish the course. The official race end time was set at midnight on Monday. Even those who did not participate flooded the streets of Madison to check out the multitude of sponsored events throughout downtown. Many friends and family members of the participants wore unique shirts rooting for their loved ones, coloring the

city’s streets. The Ironman course includes a swim totaling 2.4 miles in Lake Monona, a 112-mile bike ride directly out of the lake to Madison’s west side and a 26.2 mile run stretching through the heart of downtown, Camp Randall and back to Capitol Square. Thirty-eight-yearold Ezequiel Morales from Argentina was the Ironman champion of this year ’s event. He swam

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Many City Council members still think there is hope for a prominent city project, despite the mayor ’s recent efforts to cut funds. Last Tuesday, Mayor Paul Soglin released his proposal for the 2012 capital budget, which included a number of severe cuts. One such cut was to the previously approved $16 million for the renovation of the Edgewater Hotel at the top of Langdon Street. Soglin’s proposed capital budget cut the funding from the original $16 million to $3.3 million, and it has turned into one of the highly debated items in the budget. Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, said City Council had spent upward of 100 hours debating the Edgewater construction and that Soglin’s proposal threw away the work City Council had put into


approving it. “There was a long process in approving it,” Resnick said. “A series of committee meetings as well as hours of testimony and debate on the public floor. It was a very exhaustive process.” Deliberation about the funding began in October 2009 and it took more than nine months to come to a majority vote to approve it. Funding was just barely approved with a 12 to 6 vote. Last week, the Wisconsin State Journal conducted a phone survey to discover just how many Council members are still in support of the previously approved $16 million. They found that nine members support it, one is leaning toward it, six are undecided and only four are against. Resnick, who supports the $16 million, said only 11 of the 20 council members are needed to approve the funding for the hotel. “I believe [City Council] will have the votes to put it through,” Resnick said. “It’s still early in discussion right now, but I think they will have support for the project.” Resnick said if the

Council reapproves the $16 million, it will be taken through a budget amendment. “Time and time again city staff outside audits have estimated the project as [discussed], and there is a very real gap of more than $16 million,” Ald. Bridget Maniaci, District 2, said. “$3.3 million is nowhere near covering that project.” Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said he backs Soglin’s $3.3 million, believing that spending $16 million on a luxury hotel in today’s economic times is “absolutely outrageous.” The $3.3 million figure is the maximum that city policy would allow, and to approve the funding originally, the Council waived a number of these policies, Verveer said. He said Soglin is not going to create exceptions for these rules again. Verveer was among the six council members who denied the Edgewater funding in 2010. “I would hope that most downtown residents would realize there is a much more pressing need and higher priority in the



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Saturday, the Badger Football game against University of NevadaLas Vegas resulted in a multitude of alcohol-related citations, including underage alcohol, disorderly conduct, possession of a fake ID and assaultive behavior. According to a University of Wisconsin Police Department release of game day statistics, 21 citations were issued and 18 students were arrested. In total, 39 people were ejected from the game. UWPD Sgt. Aaron Chapin said this number of citations has been average for a day game in the past couple of years, but UWPD tries to educate students on the dangers of alcohol use and abuse so these numbers will fall. “We work with the dean of students, UW health services, public students housing, etc.,” Chapin said. UWPD and the dean of students enforce a “show and blow” policy for students who had been involved

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“BIZARRE CRIME SPREE” ROBBERY Saturday evening, a 34-year-old Madison man was robbed while walking alone on one of the bike paths between Doty Street and Main Street. According to a Madison Police Department report, three men wearing dark-colored hooded sweatshirts attacked the victim from behind and demanded his belongings. They implied having a firearm, but the victim did not observe one. The suspects fled the scene with the victim’s wallet and phone. Chapin said because UWPD and MPD have a limited number of resources, they try to inform people about safe practices on areas that have been hotspots for crimes, such as the bikepaths.

Thursday, a stranger was arrested for allegedly breaking into two homes on Moland Street, being found on the front porch of a third home and terrorizing the residents of all three. An MPD report described the 34-year-old Madison man’s actions as a “bizarre crime spree.” The man, James M. Kruger, was found at all three homes and spoke of being chased by unknown men, needing to hide, wanting water and the use of a phone. Kruger was found shirtless in one home and hiding in the closet of another home. After being arrested by an MPD officer, he rambled an assortment of bizarre statements, such as, “I’ll take you all the way down to Alabama.”

Lorenzo C. Brown, a 24-year-old Madison man was arrested Thursday evening for battery, disorderly conduct and resisting and obstructing the law. An MPD report said a 41-yearold Madison man intervened when Brown was battering a 39-year-old Madison woman. He pointed his handgun at Brown, saying he feared the woman would have been killed if he did not do something. After being held at gunpoint, the suspect said he was only defending himself after the woman pulled a knife on him. When MPD officers arrived, the citizen was cooperative, but the victim yelled obscenities and threatened the officers. Brown was arrested, and the victim did not suffer any serious injuries.

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State Editor A scientific funding proposal written by Republican members of the state Legislature is getting bipartisan support but has some concerned it would exclude stem cell research. On Thursday, state Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, and Rep. Dale Kooyanga, R-Brookfield, announced their plan to introduce the Next Generation Jobs bill this fall in their respective houses of the state Legislature, according to a joint statement from Wanggaard and Kooyanga. With their planned proposal, the legislators intend to reinvest tax dollars from the biotechnology industry back into biotech companies across the state. Biotechnology

encompasses several scientific fields, the statement said, including the production of medical equipment and supplies, agricultural feedstock and pharmaceuticals. University of Wisconsin oncology professor Richard Burgess said Wisconsin’s biotechnology industry has grown dramatically in the past 20 years. While still well behind the financial work being done in places like Boston and San Francisco, Burgess said biotech companies in Madison and across Wisconsin have made the state a leader in the biosciences. The intended bill would place 95 percent of the growth in payroll taxes from the state’s biotech industry into a fund, the statement said, titled the Next Generation Jobs fund. An independent group of

biotech business leaders and the State of Wisconsin Investment Board would reinvest this money back into Wisconsin biotech companies. This would be done in the form of loans, grants and direct investments. The returns on the investments will be added to the fund and then reinvested into other Wisconsin biotech companies. In the past, Burgess said, bills intent on funding scientific research have sometimes left out companies that involved themselves in stem cell research. Though unaware of any mentioned requirements, Burgess said he hopes the Next Generation Jobs legislation would not exclude companies involved in stem cell research from funding. “I personally believe the benefits to the state,

the country and the world from some of the stem cell research being done in Wisconsin is extraordinary.” Burgess said. “It would be a shame if [stem cell research companies] were not included.” According to the statement, biotechnology companies with 75 percent Wisconsin employment would be eligible for a grant, loan or investment from the fund. The expansion of the state’s biotechnology industry, Burgess said, is in part because of the scientific research done at UW and other universities across the state. Over the years, he said, UW has become more open to sharing its research and collaborating with independent scientific companies. “We have incredible scientific strength [at

NATIONAL from 1 conflicts from the works of Al Qaeda, the group directly responsible and still active in the Middle East and around the world. While the events and those who were killed on 9/11 will always be remembered, Franklin said the death of Osama bin Laden last spring creates at least some sense of closure in the eyes of many Americans. “I think [the death of Osama bin Laden] does put a period at the end of this whole affair that had always ended in a comma,” Franklin said. “In a sense, it’s an important endpoint to this whole 9/11 period.”

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LOCAL, from 1 without the drama for ourselves and others who see it to really emphasize what’s important — the firefighters we lost and the sacrifices they made,” Masters said. Remembering hearing at 12 years old from the UPS man that someone was attacking the World Trade Centers, Masters recalls a change in perspective concerning the jobs of police and firefighters. While the 9/11 attacks were not a factor in

Masters’ ultimate decision to pursue firefighting as a career, he still stands as an example of a modernday hero. Masters said the attacks brought attention to the dangers of his job and that these dangers are still a reality. “In terms of fire service, it brought people’s attention to what firefighters and police do and the risk they take every day, whether something tragic happens or not. You never know when you go out the door what’s going to happen

and what the call really is,” Masters said. Other local events commemorating 9/11 included the Ironman Triathlon, a Madison Police Department ceremony on top of the Monona Terrace Convention Center, a walk led by the Wisconsin National Guard at the Capitol and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Perspectives on Post-9/11 World” including talks by UW professors Donald Downs, Charles Cohen and John W. Hall.

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Summit targets carp issues Officials to meet to agree on best practices to deal with invasive species in Midwest waters Leah Linscheid News Reporter Mounting concern over an invasive species of fish making their way to Minnesota and Wisconsin has prompted a meeting between government and environmental officials from the two states. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton called the summit on Monday with Wisconsin officials to discuss the rising population of Asian carp in Wisconsin and Minnesota waters, said Chris Niskanen, a spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The meeting will address joint strategies between the states and coordinate efforts to solve the carp problem before it gets out of control, Niskanen said. Asian carp have been known to be disruptive to ecosystems and can have a large effect on native plants and animals, including game fish, he said. They are known to be very adaptive to turbid, dirty water and unlike the similarly-sized northern pike or walleye, the Asian carp’s diet does

not consist of smaller fish. “Asian carp come at the whole food chain equation differently,” Niskanen said. “They eat microscopic animals, which knocks out a rung in the food chain, ultimately affecting big game fish and other native animals.”

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Asian carp have been a larger concern in Illinois, where the population makes up 90 percent of the biomass in most rivers, Niskanen said. There is fear that some carp are now making their way up the Mississippi River and crossing the boarders of Wisconsin and Minnesota. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’

website, several rivers, including the Mississippi and St. Croix, are shared between Minnesota and Wisconsin, so a joint effort and cooperation between both of the states’ departments is required to address the problem of the rising Asian carp population. “We know we’re getting a few individual Asian carp coming up the river, exploring our waters,” Niskanen said. “Last spring we caught a 30-pound bighead carp in [the] St. Croix River, right on the border with Wisconsin. We’ve had some positive environmental DNA results in St. Croix as well.” Efforts to prevent the expansion of Asian carp in Minnesota have focused on research of the current carp population, Niskanen said. DNR officials are searching for signs of the increasing population with extensive DNA testing in the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers. Niskanen said this informative strategy has confirmed the presence of silver carp, a particular species of Asian carp, in St. Croix. Despite

catching a bighead carp in the river last spring, DNA testing showed no positive results for this species of Asian carp. Minnesota officials conducted nine days of netting and electroshock fishing but found nothing. He said this does not mean there is an absence of Asian carp, but it does suggest that there may be low numbers in the waters. The Wisconsin DNR has tried a number of preventative measures to keep the establishment of Asian Carp out of the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes areas, according to the website. The DNR is working to restore these areas into diverse ecosystems, as research has shown that healthy ecosystems can better cope with invasive species such as Asian carp. Recently, Wisconsin banned the sale, transport and possession of several species of carp. Wisconsin has also banned the harvest of bait fish from the Mississippi to prevent the spread of young Asian carp into other waters, as it is often used as bait.

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A cyclist makes his way through the second leg of the Ironman race. The cycling course was 112 miles total and took bikers through more rural, hilly parts of Dane County, according to the Ironman website, before ending on the Monona Terrace.

IRONMAN, from 1 in 55 minutes, biked in 4 hours and 51 minutes and ran in 2 hours and 53 minutes, totaling his race time at 8 hours, 45 minutes and 18 seconds.

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“I enjoyed every step of the way,” Morales said just moments after crossing the finish line. “It was very hard, but I enjoyed it. The crowds at Wisconsin have been unbelievable.” Morales said he plans to participate next year in the 2012 Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii, where the race originated in 1978. Third place finisher Mac Brown of California had been training for the Madison Ironman for the last three months, according to his wife Meredith Brown, who was all smiles as her husband reached the finish line. Meredith Brown said her husband participated in the 2009 Ironman in Madison and placed

eighth. She said he has participated in more than eight triathlons total, including two in Hawaii and two in Wisconsin, but he still gets “jitters” before he races. “I think they all must get nervous,” Brown said. “Exuding that much energy from your body for nine-plus hours has got to be nerve-racking.” Meredith Brown said she and her husband absolutely love the race in Madison and were very excited about coming back this year. She said she always brings back treats from Fromagination on Capitol Square. “It’s absolutely awesome here,” Meredith Brown said. The first female finisher, 11th overall, was 35-yearold Jessica Jacobs from Wisconsin who had run 18 Ironman races and won the race in Florida last year. Her husband is currently serving in Iraq. The awards banquet will take place at 11:30 a.m. today, honoring those who were brave enough to participate in the daunting event and can now be dubbed Ironmen. The countless number of volunteers, many of whom were University of Wisconsin students, will also be honored with a sendoff party Monday evening.

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Lookin’ sharp Tubas catch and distort the red and white reflections of members of the University of Wisconsin marching band during this weekend’s game against Oregon State. The Badgers reigned victorious on the homefield over the Beavers, and while most fans kept the rowdiness in check, the game did not come without a few student ejections and arrests, some alcohol-related. Megan McCormick The Badger Herald

UW celebrates week of Taiwanese art, culture Selby Rodriguez Campus Editor Celebrating Taiwan’s 100-year anniversary, Taiwanese Arts Week seeks to promote intercultural understanding through a series of free events embracing various art forms from Saturday through Sept. 18. The week is titled “Bring the Tradition and Innovation of Taiwanese Arts to Madison” and is organized by University of Wisconsin dance professor Jin-Wen Yu and New York’s Taipei Cultural Center, according to a UW news release. UW grad student Ereck

Jarvis said the week is a series of arts-related events intended to bring awareness and experience with Taiwanese arts to both the UW campus and the Madison community. “A lot of people know Taiwan by name but maybe haven’t considered its rich cultural heritage. This is a chance to learn more through arts experience, both through traditional art forms and more provocative art practice,” Jarvis said. Yu agreed. “This really is a wonderful opportunity to share Taiwanese arts and cultural events with both the community and UWMadison campus at large

through music, literature, puppet shows and photography,” he said. Yu said he spent the majority of two years working on the event after stumbling across a festival and conference in New York three years ago. He said when he was first approached to coordinate the event, he saw it as a good opportunity with excellent timing as it coincides with the 100year anniversary of the Republic of China. Of the events scheduled, both Yu and Jarvis said they were excited for Saturday’s puppet show performance “A Sea of Puppets” by the

Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company at the Overture Center’s Rotunda Stage at 9:30 and 11 a.m. “It’s really rare to see a live Taiwanese puppet performance outside of Taiwan itself. As far as the performances go, the puppets are ornately dressed and are works of art unto themselves,” said Jarvis. Yu said that while the history of puppet culture derives from China, it has become very popular culturally in Taiwan within the last 30-40 years. This gives it a long history, he said, and it integrates elements of the economy into performances. Jarvis said the

performances will excite audiences while introducing a majority of people to a new art form. He said martial arts are a large component of the performances along with art through the use of costumes. “The performances are quite exciting and also include a lot of martial arts fighting,” Jarvis said. The puppet performances will be followed by a workshop and demonstration Sunday morning. Yu maintains the event should be of value to students as it gives them an opportunity to be immersed in the culture of another country

regardless of their own culture or heritage. “For students, there is a cultural and heritage based interest. The university also emphasizes educated global citizenship. This is a rare opportunity to expose and experience the culture and arts from other countries,” Yu said. Other events include four movies, one documentary, dance performances by Yu, a photography exhibition, lectures, music concerts and an evening of Taiwanese food. A calendar can be found on the Taiwanese Association of Madison’s website.


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Contextualizing 9/11 important for students teachers with almost no guidance on how to teach the events. The study’s authors candidly discussed the benefits of this approach, noting that it allows teachers to have more flexibility and control in determining how to present course material. Teachers must endeavor to present 9/11 to their students in a manner that is informative and clarifying. This might mean abandoning textbooks, which, as a consequence of limited space and carefully curated content, may only offer trite details about the actual attack or meaningless platitudes about the day’s larger consequences. Perhaps the best resource teachers can draw on is their own personal experience. As anyone with grandparents can attest, talking to people who directly experienced

generations, we must bear in mind Orwell’s warning about the dangers of historical revisionism: “He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.” Eric Carlson In fact, for many curColumnist rent high school students, 9/11 is more of a historical event, presentAnyone who has ing teachers with the witnessed the erosion of daunting task of teaching American civil liberties about the worst terrorist in the 10 years after the attack on American soil attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 in history in a way that is has probably come across meaningful, accurate and a written reference to respectful. George Orwell’s 1984. To make matters even Our country’s stricter more difficult, a new security policies and study by professors from more expansive surveillance programs prompted the University of Wisconsin and the College of analytical comparisons William and Mary conto 1984’s seemingly cluded that even a decade omniscient Big Brother, after the attacks, there’s dangerous censorship no consensus on how to of public opinion and devise, or teach, a 9/11 forfeited privacy. Now as we begin to im- curriculum. According to the study, part the history and moWisconsin provided its rality of 9/11 to younger

an event can yield greater insight than reading about it in a book. 9/11 anecdotes can only go so far in offering a comprehensive explanation of why terrorists successfully targeted the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Obviously the wealth of archival footage and relevant documents provides a vast resource pool to draw from, but it is the subjective selection of this information that raises concerns about historical revisionism. Students must be given evidence to contextualize Al Qaeda’s senseless, horrific attack on our country. This is not to say that teachers must rehash the political views that dictated the decisions made by terrorists, but if we are to properly trace the roots of their absolutely unjustifiable hatred, then we must touch on controver-

sial issues like the United States’ support of Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the longstanding occupation of Middle Eastern countries by U.S. troops.

... If we are to properly trace the roots of [Al Qaeda’s] absolutely unjustifiable hatred, then we must touch on controversial issues like the United States’ support of Israel in the IsraeliPalestinian conflict. ... Providing students with the tools to derive intent and causation from historical context improves their ability to perceive history as more than just dates, timelines and names — even if doing so requires touching on controversial topics.

To say that there are only two sides to the 9/11 story equally undermines students’ potential to become critical thinkers capable of considering the multiple players and interests involved in any major global event. For many people, 9/11 may have been and may always be a preposterously deadly instance of us vs. them — a case study of freedom-hating terrorists waging war against a fledgling western empire. But this narrative is shortsighted and neglects that day’s more abstract casualties: the loss of dignity for many Arab-Americans, the overwhelming paranoia of Americans and the two wars fought, needlessly, in two foreign countries. Eric Carlson ( is a senior majoring in journalism and political science.

Herald Editorial A solid first step After months of intense debate, Gov. Scott Walker’s lackluster commitment to the New Badger Partnership and the resignation of Chancellor Biddy Martin, the University of Wisconsin will be granted more power after all, along with every other school in the UW System. After the NBP was decried by the Board of Regents and their hastily prepared imitation, dubbed the Wisconsin Idea Partnership, was too little, too late this spring, the Regents finally passed a proposal putting a modified WIP into action. For UW System President Kevin Reilly, the

third time is indeed the charm. The proposal will, among other things, grant more powers to the chancellors of the 26 schools in the UW System, an idea that was thrown around last spring during the NBP drama. The circus that was the NBP talks could have been less painful and more productive had the board acted sooner. However, we are willing to let bygones be bygones if the board actually gives chancellors meaningful increases in power. While the proposal is an excellent step forward for the System, it does not go far enough. For example, all universities should receive their

funding from the state in the form of a block grant, as laid out in the NBP.

... We are willing to let bygones be bygones if the board actually gives chancellors meaningful increases in power. The state and System should not be afraid to grant additional flexibilities

on a campus-by-campus basis. As one of the most widely recognized research institutions in the world and the flagship university for the UW System, UW requires more flexibility to compete on an international level than other System schools. We encourage UW to make the most of the increases in flexibility granted in both the budget and Reilly’s proposal, but to continue to fight for the authority the flagship school requires. We hope UW’s next chancellor will have the courage to fight for true autonomy and the ability to do what is best for the university.

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In biotech, lawmakers can’t have their cake and eat it too Charles Godfrey Columnist Two Wisconsin Republicans, Van Wanggaard of Racine and Dale Kooyenga of Brookfield, have proposed a bill that would use tax dollars to invest in the state’s biotechnology sector. Under the New Generation Jobs bill, 95 percent of the increase in biotech payroll taxes will go to a reserve fund, which will be used to invest in Wisconsin bioscience companies. Meanwhile, another bill was introduced last August by GOP legislators that would interfere with countless ongoing research projects and restrict progress in the life sciences. The proposed ban on fetal tissue in research would make it illegal to use human stem cells in experiments, effectively eliminating one of the most promising fields of investigation in medicine. Biotechnology is widely considered to be the next gamechanger in the science industry. In the same way physics, electronics and engineering collaborated to give us the computer science revolution of the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s, the application of progress in biological sciences

to medicine, agriculture and industry is already making waves in the economy. It promises solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as disease, energy and pollution. Engineered bacteria produce high quality insulin for diabetics at relatively low cost. New strains of algae will make ethanol a viable substitute for gasoline and solar panels that use chlorophyll will mimic the way plants harvest solar energy. In addition to all the other benefits, there is no advancement in biotechnology more relevant than stem cell research. Pioneers such as the University of Wisconsin’s Jamie Thompson have explored the possibilities of using these “workhorse cells” to regenerate spinal cord and brain tissue, grow replacement organs and develop vaccines. These medical advancements would have a massive impact on the quality of medical care worldwide, changing the lives of innumerable people who live with chronic diseases and physical disabilities today. On one hand, those who argue against have framed the stem cell debate as a morally absolute issue, equating the use of stem cells in research to using an aborted fetus to clone humans. However, fetal stem cells used in laboratories come from fetuses that have already been aborted and will be discarded if they are not donated for

research. If abortion is already legal, we ought to use the stem cells to improve the lives of living humans. If living people can greatly benefit from a new form of medical research, we should think first and foremost of curing them, not of the ethical dilemmas associated with the beginning of life. Government would do well to support medical research that holds the promise of such massive health benefits. Wisconsin benefits greatly from its bio-industry. Between 2001 and 2008, its employment grew at 15.8 percent annually. The industry has 23,919 employees in Wisconsin earning an average of $69,096 a year and generates over $6 billion a year for the state. The state of Wisconsin must continue to encourage growth in this industry. By investing in this industry, the state is investing in its own future. However, investing in the biotech business and restricting it by banning the use of stem cells are ideas that work in opposition. Republican legislators can’t have it both ways; it’s time that they made a choice. A hands-off approach to investing in biotechnology will be prosperous for Wisconsin and have a positive impact on the world. Charles Godfrey (cwgodfrey@ is a sophomore majoring in math and physics.

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Never Forgetting Ever Noah Yuenkel


The Badger Herald | Comics | Monday, September 12, 2011












NONSENSE? Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box contains 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. What? You still don’t get it? Come, on, really? It’s not calculus or anything. Honestly, if you don’t know how to do a sudoku by now, you’ve probably got more issues than this newspaper.


DIFFICULTY RATING: Capitalizing on fear to embroil the US in wars, as it turns out.
















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DIFFICULTY RATING: Capitalizing on fear to sell flag pins


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Rocky the Herald Comics Raccoon™ That was the worst bunch of Ironman roleplayers ever. Not a single Robert Downey Jr. look-a-like among them. And Ironman gets his power from an arc reactor, not Clif bars. Anachronism! ANACHRONISM!


ArtsEtc. Editor Sarah Witman


The Badger Herald | Arts | Monday, September 12, 2011

‘Contagion’ infectious action flick

Realism, all-star cast cure what’s ailing viewers in Steven Soderbergh’s pandemic thriller Bess Donoghue ArtsEtc. Staff Writer We touch our face 2,000 to 3,000 times a day, according to Dr. Erin Mears (Kate Winslet, “The Reader”) in the recently released medical thriller, “Contagion.” This statistic makes the possibility of catching an airborne virus chilling, especially given how many objects we touch throughout the day-objects riddled with the germs of others. The idea of an epidemic as a result of a foreign disease is the topic in “Contagion,” directed by Steven Soderbergh (“Haywire”). The outbreak of the disease begins with Beth Emhoff (Gwyneth Paltrow, “Country Strong”) when she passes the disease to a number of people from around the globe after small physical interactions at a casino in Hong Kong. As the days pass, more civilians contract the disease and a death toll begins to climb, alarming

members of the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization. The most interesting aspect of the film is its ability to create a realistic situation. As the disease continues to grow widespread, the film depicts the world going into a state of chaos. The streets are cluttered with garbage, and grocery stores are abandoned as people rush to get necessary items. Make-up is heavily used to separate those in good health and those sick, making the ill very pale and grotesque. Throughout, there is a strong emphasis on noting the placement of the characters’ hands, specifically what objects they touch, as an indication that the object could now be a disease carrier. Soderbergh also convinces audiences that the characters are living in scary and frightening times with certain stylistic elements. For instance, the sound of the film is mainly diegetic, but eerie

and spine-chilling music is present through climatic points in the film. The cinematography is also quite interesting. The camera often grabs shots of a computer screen, which, though not selfexplanatory, are able to indicate the seriousness of the situation. During tense moments, there are often many close-ups of characters’ faces to point out their level of stress and frustration regarding the disease outbreak. The film also occasionally makes use of handheld camera in order to give the perspective of some of the sick characters. Perspective is an important concept in this film; without it, the story would not have the same realistic foundation. Throughout the film, viewers see perspectives from doctors, the sick, government officials, lab researchers and even media personnel. With each perspective, audiences gain an understanding of everyone’s personal

responsibility and attitude toward the situation. With each perspective, the film becomes more personable. A small side plot line in the film involves Alan Krumwiede (Jude Law, “Sherlock Holmes”), a popular blogger who insists the government cannot be trusted. Although the film could have survived without the small story, it poses an interesting question: At a time when everyone is so desperate, who can be trusted? Questions like this bring out the morality aspect of the film as characters mentally struggle over their moral obligations. One character in particular that faces this struggle is Emhoff’s husband, Mitch Emhoff (Matt Damon, “The Adjustment Bureau”), who watches his wife and stepson die early in the film, and who, after learning he is immune to the disease, must protect his daughter. Although Mitch

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New to theaters, ‘Contagion’ revolves around the spread of a deadly virus and how it impacts the lives of the infected and uninfected alike. Matt Damon and Kate Winslet star. spends time in the film defending the weak, he puts his daughter as his first priority, eventually stealing a shotgun from an abandoned home across the street for protection. He keeps his daughter on lockdown to avoid any potential interaction with the disease. But, for her own sanity, he throws her a personal prom within their home, a charming scene at the end that serves as a sign of hope for characters and evokes the idea of progressing forward. The narrative and stylistic elements of “Contagion”

successfully manage to sketch a possibly realistic situation for the future. The film’s use of perspective and real-life organizations pose questions for an audience as to how they would handle such a situation. Unfortunately, as the film explains, there is no way of preventing a disease from being started; we can only prevent it from spreading. Using “Contagion” as an example, the task could be quite difficult.


City of Madison: Don’t hate, they just want to skate Sarah Witman ArtsEtc. Editor The sidewalks of State Street are often crowded with pedestrians, strollers and dogs — especially in

summer, which is primetime for outdoor skateboarding. It doesn’t take a Daniel Burnham-caliber city planner to see how a sudden onset of Tony Hawk wannabes would butt heads with this crowd. However, it seems overly cautious to restrict the generous breadth of State Street to merely bicycles and buses. As any Madison driver has found out the hard way, cars are not allowed on State Street or places like

Library Mall — I presume with the intent of creating a less industrial, slowerpaced atmosphere friendlier to pedestrians. How, then, do skateboards not fit the intended image? Skateboards (or any other “toy” or “play vehicle” they are grouped in with) are not allowed on any road, empty lot, etc. unless crossing at a crosswalk (WI Statute 346.78). In some areas they are permitted on sidewalks, but

not in the business district. While maneuvering a car around State Street is doable, forcing a skateboarder to avoid both the street and sidewalk of State entirely is somewhat cruel. Time and time again, Madison is marveled at for its impeccable bike lanes and progressive attitude toward bike transportation. Biking is encouraged in Madison far more than surrounding cities and even nationwide. Bikers are treated with respect, and their safety is a top concern, as shown by the Department of Transportation’s lengthy guide. In-line skates are legally accepted on roadways as well, as long as ridden in “a careful and prudent manner.” The tolerance for skateboarding is much lower. In May 2010, police publicly started to crack down on boarding, including threats of $76.20 tickets for skating on sidewalks, etc.

A public skate facility is in the works — to fill the void left when Madison’s sole skate park closed in 2010 — but the 2013 capital budget falls about $450,000 short of what is needed to meet the city’s cost estimate. In addition to the cost, this facility would only meet recreational needs and ignores the undeniable existence of a population that wishes to use boards as a form of transportation. The “toy” designation, as skateboards and longboards are referred to in legislation, is improper. The struggle between skateboarders has been documented in city news as early as 2002, when Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said, “State Street is undergoing a renovation in the next few years. I would like the city government to consider lifting the prohibition against State Street. … Not necessarily on the sidewalks, but at least on the street itself.”

Since then, not much has progressed in the direction the alder would have hoped. A forum discussion on Silverfishlongboarding. com advised a longboarder moving to the area that, although police enforcement was inconsistent, “If you wanna go longboarding with no chance of getting a ticket, go into Middleton or Waunakee.” If residents — and potential newcomers to the city — continue to be off-put by Madison’s disparate policies toward certain fuel-less vehicles, we could be hurting the community as a whole. Skateboarders and longboarders are not being given the privilege of personal responsibility and have been ousted from public places for the past decade — places where similar vehicles are welcomed and esteemed. Skating, even with proper equipment and caution, is not being given a place in this city.

Fashionably brief: Vintage pop-up shop springs open Art collective houses sale of retro duds, groovy times hosted by local threesome Courtney Becks ArtsEc. Writer Happy Fashion Week, Madison! Nothing says Fashion Week quite like a pop-up shop — the choice retail option for short-term events. Last week the ladies of Vintage Madison mounted a fashion show previewing the best of their individual vintage fashion collections at High Noon Saloon. This week, you can get your paws on their most fashionable finds at the weeklong pop-up shop at Madison’s Project Lodge. The Project Lodge is the do-it-yourself arts space and venue that’s been around in some form or another since early 2008. The pop-up shop’s sneak peek party took place at the Project Lodge Sept. 11 from 6-9 p.m. The event included snacks, music and cocktails. “It’s fun because we only do a couple a year,” said Rebecca Light, founder of Picture Day Vintage. “It’s really the only place you can buy [Vintage Madison] stuff in town. So, it’s kind of exciting to get the first

dibs.” Vintage Madison is comprised of three women who love their retro fashion: Light, Jessica Parvin of Wanderlost Vintage and Claire Schilhabel, formerly of Mamushka Marie. In the past, Light worked at a Madison vintage shop called Epoch. There, she had the chance to develop her eye. Like Parvin and Schilhabel, she had been collecting vintage long before. She said she enjoys finding and researching the pieces she finds. With Bettie Page bangs, red lipstick and glasses, Light looks like an indie librarian. And, it turns out, she is in librarian school at the University of Wisconsin. “It creates a buzz. Like, oh, it’s there just a few days — so, you gotta go,” Parvin said. “We’ll have new stuff coming in during the week.” The Vintage Madison ladies take two or three days to load in the event. This includes Parvin’s department store display case, several racks of clothing and mannequins. Additionally, the Vintage Madison mavens put down carpets and spruce up the place with housewares and knickknacks that are, of course, for sale. Bringing together the

do-it-yourself energy of the Project Lodge, Vintage Madison’s wares creates something unique. “It’s been a nice social atmosphere. We have DJs, food and drinks. The Project Lodge is a real social place where people can just hang out,” Light said. “It’s just really fun.” Claire Schilhabel’s vintage attention is mostly taken up by working at the Good Style Shop on East Wash these days. Her Vintage Madison participation includes working on events like last week’s fashion show and the pop-up shop. “It’s a store that kind of comes up out of nowhere. It’s sort of a [shopping] destination,” Schilhabel enthused. “With so many different sellers, you get the best of everything.” Schilhabel describes herself as a “huntergatherer.” Through Vintage Madison events, she’s expanded her experience styling. Her newest project will be something like a lifestyle blog. “We do have men’s clothing,” Light added. “Bring your boyfriend [or male bestie].” Vintage Madison’s Pop-up Shop will be open Sept. 1218 from 12-8 p.m. For more information, check out www. or its Facebook page.

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ASO to the asshole I didn’t even know at the game who decided to tell me that my wrist tattoo was a waste of money, multiple times, all while I was on the phone. 1. You had no fucking idea why I got it in the first place, so you don’t get to tell me I’m stupid for it. 2. Don’t ever attack someone about their tattoos. The “I don’t even know you, so I can be mean to you” excuse you gave me was bullshit. Hope you enjoyed making a badger girl cry by being cruel on game day you fucking prick. The “oh I’m so sorry” bullshit after I informed you of who it was for meant nothing. I really hope it was worth it. ASO to the freshmen waiting to get into Ag Hall for their 9:55 Wednesday lecture at 9:40. Your line went all the way from the lecture hall to Linden. ASO to being in the 500+ person biochem lecture before you and having to wait for a single file line to make its way out of the building. Thanks for making me that awkward guy that shows up late to the first discussion.

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Sports SHUTOUT from 10 out for 45 yards, or something like that. It’s a good thing that it happened because it showed our offense that we have to overcome adversity, and we did.” While the run game was lethargic, Wilson spread the field, finding wide receivers Nick Toon and Jared Abbrederis several times for key first downs and tight end Jacob Pederson for two

The game is 5 percent what happens and 95 percent of what you react to. Because they were giving us looks that took away, we had to have the mentality not to panic, not flinch and just keep the ball going the right direction. I thought it was a great example of Wisconsin football.

Bret Bielema Head Coach

touchdowns. Toon, who equaled his career-high with seven catches that went for 69 yards and one touchdown, noted the importance of the passing game in the shutout. “That’s football,” Toon said. “If the running game’s not working, you’ve got to throw it. Our run game had some difficulties early on and came back later on and had success. You have to have success at least in one aspect of the game to win. We were able to do that today.” Magnifying the slower start. Wisconsin lost defensive end Pat Muldoon to a right dislocated shoulder, cornerback Devin Smith to a left foot injury — x-rays were negative for any breaks — and started without outside linebacker Kevin Claxton, who fractured his wrist last week against NevadaLas Vegas. Putting up 21 points

in one half while keeping the opponent out of the end zone is no easy feat, but it wasn’t until the second half that the Badgers started to really click and look crisp and efficient. Wilson and Toon continued their passing relationship and the run game finally showed flashes of dominance. On the first drive of the third quarter, Wisconsin started on its own 20. After a few short rushes and a personal foul on Oregon State’s Jordan Poyer for a late hit, Ball kept the running game revelt with a 19-yards touchdown scamper. “That was nice,” Ball said. “To make sure that we go into halftime with a positive play, so we come out with the same mentality.” Ball finished the game with 118 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. While the Wisconsin running game picked up, Oregon State’s continued to suffer. With running back Malcolm Agnew out with a hamstring injury and an oppressive Badger defense, the Beavers just weren’t able to get the ball in the end zone — much less the red zone. While the Oregon State offense just couldn’t seem to move the ball well, the defense found ways to badger Wisconsin, initially in the run game. “They did a great job crashing the ball, flying in, jumping around blocks and making some athletic plays,” Ball said. “We tip our hat to them for that because they’re an athletic team. I wish the best of luck to them, but we made the adjustments at halftime and came out with Wisconsin football.” Bielema was pleased with how his team reacted on the field to different looks OSU was trying to create. Despite the slow start to the running game, the Badgers still gave a strong performance in the end. “The game is five percent of what happens and 95 percent of what you react to,” Bielema said. “Because they were giving us certain looks that took away, we had to have the mentality to not panic, not flinch and just keep the ball going the right direction. I thought it was a great example of Wisconsin football.”

Wisconsin drops to 2-3 UW outplayed by Memphis, scores 2 owngoals versus California-Irvine at McClimon Ian McCue Associate Sports Editor In a tough weekend for the Wisconsin men’s soccer team, the Badgers dropped a pair of home games in heartbreaking fashion to University of California-Irvine and Memphis. Hoping to bounce back from the painful loss to UC-Irvine, the Badgers came up short yet again Sunday at the McClimon Complex in a 2-1 loss to the Memphis Tigers. Playing catch-up for the majority of the contest, Wisconsin surrendered a critical goal with just 11 minutes left in the game, allowing Memphis head coach Richie Grant to become the winningest coach in program history. Struggling to produce any real offensive attack in the first half against an aggressive and pesky Memphis defense, Wisconsin looked uncomfortable for much of the game. Afterward, the Badgers admitted that they may have initially underestimated a Tigers team that is from outside the Big Ten and lacked the speed and talent of a highly-ranked team like UC-Irvine. However, the Tigers immediately proved they were deserving of their undefeated record when Thomas Shannon headed in a goal within

TOON, from 10 downright scary. Last year, Toon was limited to nine games (seven starts) while battling a turf toe injury. Still, UW finished with the nation’s fifthbest scoring offense (41.5 points per game). This year? After two games, the offense seems like it can become even more proficient. “We’ve got a lot of

FIAMMETTA, from 10 Cromartie entered the game Saturday listed as Smith’s backup on the Badgers’ depth chart, though he knew there was a specific role he would fill against the Beavers. “I had a big role for the nickel this game, and then Devin went down,” Cromartie said. “[Defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Chris] Ash has this ‘next man’ mentality kind of

the first five minutes of the game. Though Wisconsin looked like the favorite heading into the game and appeared ready to pick up a win after a strong performance against UCIrvine Friday, the Badgers looked worn out in their second game of the weekend. “Talent alone doesn’t get it done — it’s concentration, focus and little things,” UW head coach John Trask said. “That’s the difference between a good soccer team and one that’s going to have one win, one loss, one win, one loss — and we’re moving in that direction.” With several near-goals for the Tigers early on as a result of sloppy Badgers defense, it was apparent early on that Wisconsin was not playing at the same level it did Friday against UC-Irvine. Sophomore midfielder Joey Tennyson was able to put one in the back of the net early in the second period, but UW was unable to capitalize on the shift in momentum. With just 10 minutes to play, Memphis’ Mark Sherrod netted the winning goal for the Tigers. “There’s a lot of positives. ... We put the ball in the back of the net, [had] some good defensive plays, but we just got to get leads and not give

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Joey Tennyson scored the tying goal against Memphis Sunday early in the second half, but the Tigers put back the winner with 10 minutes remaining. up easy goals so much,” sophomore midfielder Joey Tennyson said. Badgers miss out on big upset UW (2-3-0) fell to UCIrvine (6-0-0) 3-2 in double overtime Friday, putting forth a strong performance against the nation’s No. 9-ranked team. Although the Badgers appeared poised to come away with a tie, Anteater junior defender Everett Pitts netted the winning goal with four minutes to go in the second overtime. Though Wisconsin failed to come out on top, it was able to hold UC-Irvine’s potent offense scoreless in the first half. The Anteaters looked more like the team they were expected to be in the second half, attacking the net and forcing two own-goals in the opening

10 minutes of the second period. “I thought we played a great first half; we had them on their heels,” sophomore forward Chris Prince said. “Second half, first 20 minutes they scored two goals, and we kind of seemed a little shaky [on defense]. I think they just came out full force. They realized that we had the lead on them in the first half, so they had to come out strong.” Although UC-Irvine got off to a 2-0 start, the Badgers responded quickly by attacking the goal and drawing a penalty kick that was converted by sophomore forward Nick Janus. Not long after Janus’ score, Prince tied it up on a great pass from UW midfielder Tomislav Zadro.

weapons on offense, obviously, in the passing game with the tight ends, receivers and running backs, and then the run game,” Toon said. “When you can have success doing all that stuff, you’re pretty dangerous.” Toon’s lone touchdown came with 7:42 remaining in the second quarter and capped Wisconsin’s longest scoring drive Saturday, eight plays

that went for 51 yards and consumed 4:11 of the clock. The score put the Badgers up 14-0 and seemed to set the tone for an offense that initially struggled to gather momentum early in the game. “It’s always good to be able to control the clock and have success on long drives,” Toon said. “Those were crucial. Obviously, when you can

put points on the board at the end of the drive, that helps.” “We knew [the touchdown play] was going to work,” Wilson added. “I’ve just got to make a good throw, and he’s got to go up and make the play. Nick’s been really working hard. He’s got a lot of talent; he’s got a lot of work ethic. He goes and attacks the ball.”

deal, and he coached me every day like I’m a one. So I went in there prepared.” As ready as he was for Oregon State, Cromartie’s every down reps that came following Smith’s injury were the ultimate preparation. With Smith’s status unknown for the near future, Cromartie is in line to gain significant playing time that will decide how well UW’s defense can hold up without Smith. Behind

him, two freshmen cornerbacks, Darius Hillary and Peniel Jean, make up essentially the rest of the team’s depth. As long as the veterans like Fenelus and himself stay on the field, Cromartie is confident in the cornerbacks the Badgers will put on the field. “All the corners, we all push each other to be the best players we can,” Cromartie said. “I felt like when it came to fall camp,

nobody knew who was going to be a one or a two; we just competed as if we were the backups.” Mike is a senior majoring in journalism. Like how the Badgers responded Saturday? Let him know on Twitter @mikefiammetta and be sure to follow @ bheraldsports for all the latest Badgers news. You can also listen to Mike on WSUM 91.7 FM’s Student Section, Mondays from 4-6 p.m. CT.

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The Badger Herald | Sports | Monday, September 12, 2011


Defense posts first shutout since 2009 in 35-0 win; passing game shines bright Kelly Erickson Associate Sports Editor So far the Wisconsin football team has had a taste of the great and the alright, as well as the bite of injuries. The Badgers’ (2-0) 35-0 trouncing of the Oregon State Beavers (0-2), while dominating, wasn’t initially pretty or their most efficient play, thanks to a fired up Beaver defense. In its first shutout since Oct. 31, 2009, over Purdue (37-0), Wisconsin gained a total of 397 yards to Oregon State’s

284. Quarterback Russell Wilson stayed sharp, going 17-for-21 with 189 yards while also rushing four times for a net total of 11 yards. Wilson took only one sack, but threw for three touchdowns with no interceptions. If a single play could define the game, it was OSU’s botched punt in the first quarter. Backed up to their own 18, Oregon State’s punter Johnny Hekker took the snap, only to have Wisconsin defensive back Andrew Lukasko right in his face. Hekker punted the ball sideways and actually gave the Badgers field position deep in Beaver territory with a four-yard punt. “They did that over shift punt, kind of like a rugby, and I took Lukasko and put him in at the rush spot because I knew he’d go 100 miles an hour

up the field and set the edge,” head coach Bret Bielema said. “He really flashed in front of the punter’s face and got that shank punt. It was fun to see Lukasko have some success.” The run game struggled early on as the OSU defense was intially suffocating. Between running backs Montee Ball, James White and Wilson, UW gained just a net total of three rushing yards on 10 carries in the first quarter, but found its stride in the second quarter. At halftime, the Badgers had rushed for 85 yards on 23 carries. “[The first half was ] very frustrating, actually,” Ball said. “I was yelling on the sidelines a couple times because I was frustrated. I’m used to one-hits and bursting

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UW running back Montee Ball leaps over teammates and defenders to score a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.


With running game caught in slow start, Toon takes over with 7 catches, 69 yards Mike Fiammetta Sports Editor For every Russell Wilson touchdown throw or scamper, the sight of Nick Toon hauling in passes up and down the field might still be the most pleasant sight for the Wisconsin Badgers. Saturday, Toon caught seven passes for 69 yards

and one touchdown in Wisconsin’s 35-0 win over Oregon State. The seven receptions tied his career-high, which he set in Week 11 of 2009, his sophomore season. Saturday’s total was also his highest since the Badgers’ 31-18 win over Ohio State last Oct. 16. Toon had just two catches in the seasonopening win over Nevada-Las Vegas, though the starters played essentially just one half of the 51-17 blowout. Saturday, Toon showed what the Badgers’ offense is capable of in a full 60-minute contest.

“I think we were good last week,” Toon said. “I only played basically the first half of the game, and we only threw the ball 13 times when I was in there. Obviously, we aired the ball out a little bit more today and the ball came my way a little bit more [Saturday]. That’s just the way it panned out today, but I don’t feel like my connection with Russell is any better or any worse than it was last week.” Wilson’s acclimation into the Badgers’ offense has generated a significant portion of the headlines thus far, and after his Week

1 performance against Nevada-Las Vegas — 317 combined yards

Nick’s been really working hard. He’s got a lot of talent; he’s got a lot of work ethic. He goes and attacks the ball. Russell Wilson


and three touchdowns —it seems the hype is justified. But for a offense loaded with weapons — Wilson joins

one of the nation’s most potent backfields with running backs Montee Ball and James White — Toon could be the one that makes Wisconsin a national title contender. Opponents will forever key on UW’s running game, and behind Toon there is a noticeable lack of experience. Redshirt sophomore Jared Abbrederis has emerged as a capable playmaker, but behind him, Jeff Duckworth, Manasseh Garner and Kenzel Doe have played a combined 16 games and caught a total of four passes — all Duckworth’s. Garner appeared in 10 games

last season, but only recorded statistics at defensive end. Doe is a true freshman. “I thought Nick Toon played extremely well,” head coach Bret Bielema said. “I thought Nick Toon played extremely well. The thing I like about our offense is that [Wilson] has a lot of options now, with [Jared Abbrederis], Toon, [tight end Jacob] Pedersen and the running backs out of the backfield.” With Toon actively filling his No. 1 receiver role, an explosive Badgers offense becomes

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Cromartie’s play helps UW thrive Mike Fiammetta Mike’d Up 35-0 sure looks pretty on the scoreboard, but who said it was easy? Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium, the Wisconsin Badgers dispatched the Oregon State Beavers by that score, prolonging the frenzy that struck Madison in late June once a certain transfer quarterback announced his decision to play for UW. Russell Wilson was once again brilliant against the Beavers, completing 17-of-21 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns. Montee Ball continued his stellar beginning to the 2011 season as well, gaining 118 yards on 18 carries (6.6 yards per) and adding two rushing touchdowns. Nick Toon joined the party as well, equaling his career-high with seven catches that went for 69 yards and one touchdown. Oh, and the defense pitched a shutout. Oregon State, saddled by injury (freshman running back sensation Malcolm Agnew didn’t make the trip to Madison after suffering a hamstring injury in week 1) and the lack of a concrete solution at quarterback (the Beavers alternated Sean Mannion and Ryan Katz for much of the game — sometimes even in the middle of series), certainly made it look easy for Wisconsin. But the truth is,

the Badgers not only endured, but thrived in a game where injury struck and a supposedly inferior Beavers squad made it very tough on the UW offense in the early going. Wisconsin gained four first downs in the opening quarter, but the Badgers gained just three rushing yards on 10 carries and led only 7-0. Wilson was 6-for-7 in that quarter, though clearly the running game had yet to be opened up.

[Cromartie] did a great job going in there and replacing Devin Smith. We always tell Cro he’s one play away, and obviously he kept showing up and he had a great game. Antonio Fenelus Cornerback

UW’s offense picked up in the second quarter, as the Badgers entered halftime leading 21-0 with 209 yards of total offense. But by that point, top cornerback Devin Smith had injured his left foot and Pat Muldoon suffered a right shoulder injury. Both players did not return, and Smith was later seen on crutches with a thick wrap extending from his foot all the way up to his knee. Head coach Bret Bielema said after

the game that x-rays on Smith were negative, though there is no timetable for his return. No update was given on Muldoon. Despite the defense already playing without starting outside linebacker Kevin Claxton (fractured wrist), Smith’s injury was initially the most concerning given how well UW’s defense was handling OSU. The Beavers converted just two first downs in the first quarter, and Smith had one of the Badgers’ six pass breakups in the first 12 minutes — an absolutely absurd number. Along with other top cornerback Antonio Fenelus, Smith made Wisconsin’s secondary the early story of the game. “[The cornerbacks] make my job easier on the back end,” free safety Aaron Henry said. “I didn’t have too many tackles that I was in on because guys were making the tackle.” But with how well Smith’s replacement, Marcus Cromartie, played, most of the concern was quickly alleviated. Cromartie, a redshirt junior, finished third on the team with seven tackles and picked up where Smith left off with stellar pass coverage. At halftime, OSU’s top three receivers had combined for just seven catches and 81 yards. “[Cromartie] did a great job going in there and replacing Devin Smith,” Fenelus said. “We always tell Cro he’s one play away, and [Saturday], obviously, he kept showing up and he had a great game.”




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