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Athletic Board raises ticket prices Alvarez says loss of contract with Adidas would be a ‘huge hit’ after mediation ends Jackie Allen Campus Life Editor The University of Wisconsin Athletic Board unanimously approved a $113.6 million budget for the 2012-13 financial year, along with price increases for student football ticket holders next year. The price bump is projected to bring a $1 million increase to the Athletics Department

budget and is part of a new variable pricing plan for individual football tickets. The plan will allow prices for conference games to be more expensive than preconference games. Student football tickets are set to increase by $2, while student men’s basketball season-tickets will increase by $4. Athletic Board member Philip Brown, who presented the budget, added the price change still keeps UW in the middle range of the Big Ten’s overall price ranges for tickets. “We do not take ticket price increases lightly,” Brown said. “This is one of the few areas of revenue

that is under our control. … You look at the Big Ten, everyone charges a small fortune to see Wisconsin play at their venue. We’re going to start doing the same thing to support our services.” Brown added the change will maintain the current price ratio with student tickets being held to about half the price of individual public tickets. Season ticket prices will not be changing, which will create more value for a season ticket holder. Brown also attributed the spike in the budget to the multiple construction projects currently underway. He said the department

is currently experiencing a budget hike, which it expects to decrease once the building projects are complete. The board also debated the current controversy surrounding UW’s contract with Adidas after the Worker Rights Consortium issued a report alleging the company violated workers’ rights, therefore violating the UW code of conduct. Associate Athletic Director Sean Frazier said the Athletics Department has a seat at the table in the current 60-day period of mediation with Adidas and is hopeful they will be able

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Chills for Charity The Great Clips team takes the plunge into a frozen Lake Monona on Saturday as part of the Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics. The event drew a record number of participants to Olin Park, with team members dashing to the hot tub after the freezing jump. Kelsey Fenton The Badger Herald

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UW’s Athletic Board will raise student football tickets by $2 and men’s basketball season tickets by $4 for 2012-2013, largely to benefit multiple construction projects.

Fund created in Shadid’s honor After outpouring of support from friends, alumni, endowment will sustain memory Jackie Allen Campus Life Editor

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Redistricting emails public for court Documents, withheld until recently, include pledge signed by officials to keep plans secret, will be introduced in federal case Tori Thompson Herald Contributor Newly released documents from Republicans may prove beneficial to the Democrats’ case in tomorrow’s redistricting trial and could also help gain support for legislation to reform the process in the future. As the result of a federal court order, Republican lawyers publicly released a number of documents, including pledges signed by 75 state senators and representatives to keep discussions pertaining to redistricting plans secret

from the public. The documents also showed attorneys, GOP aides and witnesses coordinating testimony. Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison, said the court was very clear they wanted documents turned over to the plaintiffs while attorneys for the Republicans have continually attempted to block these requests. “The documents will be used as evidence that the Republicans were secretly putting together this plan,” he said. While Risser would not comment on the potential

effect the new evidence could have on the ongoing trial, he said the plaintiffs will have more documents they can introduce into evidence. However, even if the court could come forward and say the Republicans have done things wrong, it would not necessarily void the Republican redistricting plans, he said. There was also a number of emails discussing strategy for dealing with controversy surrounding the new district maps. Risser said the redistricting plans were bound to lead to some

disenfranchisement, and that it is up to the court to decide whether there is a significant enough disenfranchisement to redraw the redistricting plans. Andrew Welhouse, spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, would not comment on the upcoming trial. Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, and Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, are already looking past Tuesday’s trial and forward to the 2021 redistricting

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Judge denies Walker petition extension Official says governor did not prove good cause for additional time to review signatures Sean Kirkby State Politics Editor Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign will not be granted an extra twoweek extension to review and verify recall signatures, a local judge ruled last week. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess, who heard testimony on the cases from both recall groups and Walker’s campaign

Friday, denied a request for a second extension, according to his office. Walker had previously been granted a 20-day extension, giving him a total of 30 days to review and validate petition signatures. Jeremy Levinson, an attorney for the recall groups who challenged Walker’s request, said Niess made his decision because a further extension for the Walker

campaign to verify signatures could delay a recall election, which the state constitution requires to be held in a specific time frame. Levinson said Walker needed to show good cause for an extension, but his campaign had only found a margin of error rate of 10 to 20 percent. To prevent a recall election, Walker’s campaign would have to challenge half of the one

million signatures turned in against him. “Walker had to show good cause that needed to be genuine,” Levinson said. “Not only did he fail to show good cause but confirmed a recall election will be held.” In a request to the court filed Feb. 13, Walker’s campaign requested the two-week extension because his campaign

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In honor of University of Wisconsin alum Anthony Shadid, a Pulitzer Prize winner and foreign correspondent who died Thursday while reporting in Syria, alumni and friends established a memorial fund in his name. Shadid, who was 43, graduated from UW in 1990 with degrees in journalism and political science. He went on to work at The Associated Press, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Jennifer Karlson, development director for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication with the UW Foundation, said they received an unprecedented amount of requests from alumni for various forms of memorials for Shadid. “He had many connections on campus, between journalism, political science and Arabic. When news broke on Thursday we just had, I can’t tell you how many people, requesting for an endowment to remember him,” Karlson said. “I’ve never seen anything like it.” Karlson added the specific use of the funds will be decided by Shadid‘s family, but will illustrate Shadid’s lasting connection to UW, students and staff. Erin Banco, a UW graduate with degrees in journalism and African literature and language who now works as a

freelance journalist in Cairo, said Shadid was one of her mentors in the journalism field, giving her advice and guidance throughout her career. “To put it bluntly, Anthony was my journalistic idol,” Banco said in an email to The Badger Herald. “He represented everything I wanted to be and I aspire to be like him. … His language fluidity and storytelling abilities were unparalleled, in my opinion. But beyond his writing abilities, Anthony was passionate about what he did.” Banco added she spoke with Shadid last week about meeting in Cairo the next time he was in the city. She said most of her journalistic career choices have been made with Shadid’s guidance, including her move from Washington to Cairo. Dustin Cowell, an Arabic professor and chair of the Department of African Languages and Literature, had Shadid as a student in his firstyear Arabic class. He said Shadid was a dedicated and enthusiastic student. “I think he’s an example of a graduate who made the most of what the university could offer him,” Cowell said. “He was big on tolerance and understanding and tried to understand different viewpoints. He tried to see the human issues from the lens of a journalist.” Cowell added Shadid wanted to report on Middle Eastern issues with a knowledge of the

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New proof of ID now acceptable at polls Department announces voters can now present receipt for proper state identification to vote in primary Julia Jacobson Herald Contributor With the first election requiring voters to provide photo identification fast approaching, an option for identification other than drivers’ licenses or students IDs will now be accepted at polls across the state. The state Department of Transportation announced Friday that receipts for either Wisconsin drivers licenses or state identification cards are considered valid forms of identification to vote in the spring primary election Tuesday, said Patrick Fernan, Department of Motor Vehicles deputy administrator. Receipts for identification cards are typically for customers getting a Wisconsin ID for

the first time. The receipts contain a picture, bar code and the same information that would be present on a drivers’ license, Fernan said. Receipts are valid 45 days after issued, but identification cards typically arrive three to five days after the order is placed. “The receipt is officially a document allowed for use for voting under Wisconsin statutes,” Fernan said. Issuing a receipt and having intervening time between ordering and receiving an identification card also ensures voter fraud does not occur, Fernan said. The DMV can run official recognition screenings on voters to check that they do not already have a form of ID or their collecting address

is correct. More than half of U.S. states follow a similar practice of mailing drivers’ licenses and providing receipts. For University of Wisconsin students, voter identification can be obtained on campus. The Wiscard office in Union South printed 246 cards as of Feb. 13, Program Manager Jim Wysocky said. Some students will not need the ID card because Wisconsin state identification or U.S. passports are sufficient identification, but the office is helpful to students without driver’s licenses or who have not traveled extensively, Wysocky said. “There are a lot of things to know and be aware of with the new voter ID law, what is an appropriate ID,” Wysocky said. “This really

benefits students.” To get a voter ID, nonWisconsin residents need to show their Wiscard at the Wiscard office, and the card is free to students. Non-Wisconsin residents will need to provide proof of enrollment to register to vote and at the polls by printing a copy of their UW Enrollment Verification Letter. According to Tyler Junger, special assistant to the Dean of Student Life, there has been a steady demand for voter IDs. “We’re doing our best to disband confusion and contact students the best we can,” Junger said. Junger said he thinks UW has yet to see demand peak for the IDs and students will be more interested in them during the presidential election

this fall rather than the upcoming state election. Allie Gardner, Associated Students of Madison chair, said student involvement is key in developing the UW voter ID program. “It’s completely appropriate and necessary for the university to provide such a service, considering the role the institution plays in developing and graduating civically engaged citizens,” Gardner said. Gardner added it would be beneficial for students to realize the spring election is during UW’s spring break, a time when many students will not be on campus. UW plans to continue voter ID card distribution as long as the voter ID law remains in effect, Junger said.

Report: Financial aid resources need review Federal study says campuses need to address challenges preventing ‘nontraditional’ students from graduating The ACSFA, a congressional body that provides recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education on student financial aid policy, said it hopes to address barriers that prevent nontraditional students from completing a college degree. In the report, the committee recommended the federal government improve its data collection methods on the current progress of nontraditional students to help define strategies to improve degree completion rates. Wisconsin has fallen behind the national average in degree holders with one in every four adults holding degrees, while Minnesota is above the national average with about one in every three

Tess Keegan Herald Contributor University of Wisconsin officials are evaluating resources available to nontraditional students after a report released Tuesday recommended federal government methods to track the progress these students are making. The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance stressed the impossibility of defining a “nontraditional” student, arguing they vary in age, marital status, employment, family composition, former education and future goals. The difficulty in defining these students makes it hard to evaluate the need for and use of financial aid, the report said.

adults holding degrees, according to a UW System statement. Judith Strand, director of the Adult Career and Special Student Services at UW, said her office functions as a resource for a variety of students, from visiting international students to returning adult students and anyone who enrolls in summer courses. Strand said she works to help raise funds for scholarships and grants that are awarded to adult students who, as a group, often face roadblocks in finding financial aid options. A barrier for single parents, Strand said, is difficulty in finding financial aid since many times a steady job prevents them from being full-time students. She said UW

has a Child Care Tuition Assistance Program which provides parents the tuition support that allows for their children to be in day care. She added she and her colleagues help adult learners determine their best fit anywhere from non-credit courses to a full-blown degree program. “We help people navigate which door to go through next. This is the first stop for returning adults, and it’s really great that we get to do that. It’s the Wisconsin Idea,” Strand said. In its report, the committee also said partnerships are needed throughout the federal and state governments, along with the institutional and private sector, to help increase degree completion

among nontraditional students. Strand said the UW System devised the UW Growth Agenda back in 2008 as an effort to ensure that the state of Wisconsin maintains a competitive economic edge and a welleducated population in the future. Part of the rationale behind the UW Growth Agenda is that broader access to higher education allows for higher average income, economic stability and more prosperous communities, according to the UW System statement. In line with the ACSFA goal of increasing degree attainment, the UW Growth Agenda plans to increase the cumulative number of graduates by 80,000 over the next 15 years.

Polar Plunge draws record number for icy event Teams raise money for Special Olympics of Wisconsin by leaping into chilly waters of Lake Monona during 12th annual community philanthropy Josh Brandau Herald Contributor Despite the frigid Wisconsin winter, thousands of people jumped into Lake Monona Saturday to help raise money for the Wisconsin Special Olympics. A record number of people traveled to Olin Park Saturday to participate in the 12th annual Polar Plunge, according to John Weichelt, Special Olympics of Wisconsin regional director of development. “Basically, people are jumping in the cold water of Lake Monona to raise money for Special Olympics Wisconsin,” Weichelt said. This year, through donations, the event expects to bring in more than half a million dollars for the cause, Weichelt said.

He added with the money, the organization will be able provide individuals with cognitive disorders an avenue to get involved with a wide variety of sports, ranging from basketball to track. Weichelt described how he personally went about raising money for the event. “I’m going to do the event; I’m going to ask my friends, family, co-workers to give me money since I’m the one jumping in the cold water, they should really pledge me for the good cause,” Weichelt said. Abi Nass, a University of Wisconsin graduate student, took part in the plunge with the Capitol City Icebreakers team, which raised nearly $2,000 for the cause. She cited a variety of reasons that compelled her to

participate. “I did it last year, and this was the whole social work idea,” Nass said. “We really try and support different

“You’re scared before you jump in, but as soon as you get in, you scream until the end.” Matt Grimm UW alumnus

organizations, and we thought Special Olympics was a great organization to support.” Crystal Gonzales, a student at Edgewood College, also showed her support of the event as

one of more than 2,700 participants. “It’s just a really good way to get money for the Special Olympics,” Gonzales said. “It was definitely worth it. It was so much fun going in there, just the adrenaline rush, and going up there knowing that all the money that we brought was going to the Special Olympics.” Not every team consisted of a group of friends seeking to experience the cold waters of Monona together. Matt Grimm, a UW alumnus, was part of the 25-team plungers from the AEROTEK Company. The company was able to raise $9,000 in donations for the cause. “You’re scared before you jump in, but as soon as you get in, you scream until the end, and then you get in the

hot tub,” Grimm said. Tesse Lake, a student at Edgewood College, was innovative in her approach to supporting the cause. Instead of jumping into the freezing water of Lake Monona, she preferred to hold up signs with her friends in support of those who were making the plunge. Even with a diverse group of participants, Weichelt said UW students provide much needed energy and monetary resources toward the cause. “UW students alone will probably raise over $90,000,” Weichelt said. “We get a lot of help, [students] sit on the planning committee, so there are a lot of students that help plan the event. It’s really got a close tie to the UW System.”

email. According to Cullen and Schultz, the commission would consist of one member appointed by the Senate Majority Leader, one by the Senate Minority Leader, one by the Speaker of the Assembly, one by the Assembly Minority Leader and one by the Government Accountability Board. Cullen and Schultz had two guiding principles for the commission. One would be to make sure districts are compact as possible, while keeping municipalities and counties whole.

They said the other goal of the commission is to make districts as competitive as possible. Cullen and Schultz cited a 70 percent turnover in membership of the Legislature and said they believe it is important to start the process of amending the constitution now, as nobody knows what the state Legislature will look like in 2021. “We can take political opportunism out of the equation and move to a new, fair system of redistricting,” the senators said.

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SHADID, from 1 region’s culture and history in order to be an informed observer and ultimately tell people’s life stories. Cowell later met with Shadid when he received an award on campus from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Cowell had saved an Arabic final on which Shadid had received an A+ and showed it to him.

He said Shadid was one of the people he would never forget. Banco also said Shadid had a unique ability to infuse empathy, compassion and beauty into tragic stories. “He literally gave me the will to pursue my dreams,” Banco said. “I think it is really rare to meet someone who says that they are doing exactly what they want to in life. And Anthony was one of those people.”

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TICKET PRICES, from 1 to resolve the conflict. “I’m very, very concerned if that doesn’t happen,” Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez said. “If we lose that contract, I don’t know where you go, how we would replenish that $2.3 million … this would be a huge hit to our budget.” Alvarez also said he spoke with athletic departments at the University of Michigan, University of Nebraska and Indiana University, which also have contracts with Adidas and have not raised any issues regarding the potential rights violations.

“If we lose that contract, I don’t know where you go, [...] how we replenish that $2.3 million.” Barry Alvarez Athletic Director

Alvarez added after eliminating Nike and Russell Athletic as potential licensing partners, he is unsure what company to turn to. However, Frazier said he thinks the mediation period will allow the conflict to be resolved. Athletic Board Chair Dale Bjorling also addressed the controversy over allegations that former senior associate athletic director John Chadima sexually assaulted a male Athletic Department student employee at a party during the football team’s trip to the Rose Bowl in California. “Again, what I’d say is if you read the paper, you know exactly what I know,” Bjorling said. He knew of no formal charges being made and added they were turning over authority to the independent investigation.

EXTENSION, from 1 had only completed a sufficient review of 25 percent of the petition pages. He also argued additional time was needed to search for duplicates. Republican Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Ben Sparks said in a statement that the decision was concerning because the campaign cannot conduct an “adequate review” of recall signatures with the current time limits. “Nevertheless, the Republican Party of Wisconsin and Friends

of Scott Walker will continue our efforts to verify these signatures so as to protect Wisconsin

“Not only did [Walker] fail to show good cause but [also] confirmed a recall election will be held.”

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Mining hearings show GOP plan

Herald Editorial Systematic exclusion An internal document recently circulating around the University of Wisconsin System threatens to eliminate students’ shared governance power. It would allow System schools to dip into students’ tuition in order offset the recent budget cuts. These discussions, which currently do not involve students at any level, need to stop until our voice can be heard on what the System should do with our money. The “All Money is Green” document was created by the chief business officers of the UW System schools to evaluate all the universities’ different sources of revenue in order to find additional funding in light of the recent budget cuts. The document provides the UW System schools to use one of four options for greater funding flexibility: • Complete use of students’ segregated fees and all operating revenues • Use of the same funds,

excluding allocable segregated fees • All university operating revenues, excluding all segregated fees • Use of funds transfers or loan funds from auxiliary and operating revenues. Options one and two pose the greatest threats to students’ funding and power over the funds. If passed, they would result in the decrease or total elimination of the Associated Students of Madison’s shared governance power as established in Wisconsin statute 36.09(5), something students on this campus have worked hard for years to preserve and strengthen. Fortunately, the UW System chief student affairs officers quickly denied the use of options one and two. However, while they are theoretically off the table, no final decisions have been made. Options three and four still hurt students’ power. Option three could result in increasing

auxiliary unit funding, which in part is funding by segregated fees. Because the each school’s funding allocation committees only has limited review power, their ability to stifle this threat is limited. Option four would take a currently university-centered decision, which students have a voice on through shared governance, and put it solely in the hand of the Board of Regents president, taking students completely out of the equation. While these ideas are still in the early stages of planning, students have yet to be brought to the table. In fact, one member of the UW System said students would not be brought in until a recommendation had been made. However, by that point it will be too late. The System must take a step back and put a halt to discussions until students are included in the conversation. This is our money and our System. We deserve a voice in the discussions.

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ASM lays down concrete goals Andrew Bulovsky, Allie Gardner and David Gardner ASM leaders on the Coordinating Council, the organized group of all ASM committee chairs, have created a Strategic Plan to monitor the success of ASM and advance the rights of students. We share these goals with you in an effort to engage you in the work of positively impacting the lives of all 42,000 University of Wisconsin students and to help you hold ASM accountable to these goals. The work of ASM committees is central to the success of the student goals. Issues like student employee rights, college affordability and voting rights are ingrained in the day to day work of committees. When our grassroots campaign members (that is, all of you) work toward the success of a shared vision, we all succeed. ASM’s goals cover a wide scope, but have two important elements. The strategic plan explicitly illustrates how the goals of the plan will impact a large number of our student body. Internal changes are valuable in their place, but we value most our actions that reach students directly, especially those not actively working with ASM. Secondly, these goals

are not created in an effort to be easy to achieve. We are not creating a checklist, but a long-term vision that will shape students’ lives for years to come. The goals are detailed below, and a full document can be found on our website or in the ASM office. Coordinating Council: Register at least 500 new student voters on campus through recruiting across all Coordinating Council Committees and Campaigns ASM Chair Allie Gardner: Organize a forum on student employee rights and allow student voices to be heard about working conditions on

The work of ASM committees is central to the success of the student goals. campus. Utilize the forum to aid in ASM better representing student employee issues. Diversity Committee Chair Niko Magallón: Restore bylaw mandated community Liaisons as Ex-Officio members of the ASM Student Council. Finance Committee Chair Kara Coates: Complete the revised evaluation process to address what student organizations expect and need of Finance

Committee in revamping its policies and procedures. Legislative Affairs Committee Chair Hannah Somers: Hold the first statewide Lobby Day with UW students from across Wisconsin at the State Capitol. Nominations Board Chair Zach DeQuattro: Complete a guide to set the standard for procedure and ease transition, as well as to improve outreach efforts by future Chairs to ensure the appointment of the most qualified student leaders. SAC Governing Board Chair Brianna Barth: Complete all space allocations with an emphasis on efficiency and utilization of available resources to ensure student groups have the most working space possible, distributed in the maximum efficiency despite the limited resources available to students. Shared Governance Committee Chair Beth Huang: Create an online poll system that reaches a wider range of the student body to develop more support and student opinion for what members of Shared Governance Committees say and do in meetings in order to best advance the power students have as representatives of the student body on Shared Governance Committees. Student Judiciary Chief Justice Katie Fifield:

Create a ‘Chief Justice Book’ that will guide future Chief Justices in effectively running Student Judiciary according to its role and purpose, as well as to outline the role of the Outreach Consultant more effectively as a person who can provide resources to the greater campus community. University Affairs Committee Chair Sade Johnson: Collect at least 500 responses on “Feedback Friday” of Financial Opportunities Week as a measure of student participation, and to improve future Financial Opportunities Fairs’ effectiveness in offering students with resources that make college more affordable. To provide feedback on any of your ASM goals or to get involved in achieving them visit the ASM website at asm.wisc. edu or stop by the ASM office on the fourth floor of the Student Activity Center (Room 4301). David Gardner (gardner. davidk@gmail.com) is Chief of Staff for the Associated Students of Madison. Allie Gardner (angardner@wisc.edu) is Chair of the Associated Students of Madison . Andrew Bulovsky (bulovsky@wisc.edu) is Vice Chair of the Associated Students of Madison.

Hayes Cascia Staff Writer “I remember growing up next to a coal mine — those were some of the best days of my life.” This is a sentence that has never been truthfully uttered in the history of mankind. However, don’t you worry, children of the Chippewa Tribe in the Penokee Hills, you can make history and be the first to do so! That is, if you enjoy the pollution of the environment you live in. At the moment, Senate Republicans in Madison are planning a new mining bill to break ground on an iron mine in the northwest portion of Wisconsin. Along with this new bill comes more baggage than Gov. Scott Walker will take when he flees the state. First, the construction of this new mine could adversely affect one of the most fertile regions in the state with chemicals produced by the mine contaminating the wild rice beds of the Chippewa that occupy the area. Due to the potential unnatural disaster this mine could cause in the near future, the bill also includes a tax in place to pay for any damages to the environment that can be linked to the mine. As a current resident of the state of Wisconsin, I find this unnerving. It seems as if the senators and the company that will be doing the digging, Gogebic Taconite, are almost certain of a disaster. This will also result in citizens of Wisconsin handing over more of their hard-earned money to the government in order to mop off the

mistakes made by a mine that they were not even in favor of in the first place. The Republicans hatched a bill in the final week of January calling for the approval or denial of an application for an open-ended mining permit within a year. If a decision is not made on whether to approve or decline the permit by that time, then the application is approved. This makes one think that maybe these politicians are trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the public as they look for a back-door route into the mining industry. Adding to the tactics utilized in an attempt to get the bill passed, the Republican Party scheduled a hearing for the bill in a Milwaukee suburb, which is a couple hundred miles away from the future site of the mine. I find this to be very interesting considering the fact that the mine will not affect the Milwaukee suburb at all. Are they afraid of the opposition they will face further north and closer to the actual site? Although the Republicans eventually called for a second hearing in northern Wisconsin, it was out of reluctance and a response to the heavy opposition of their first hearing. There is one positive aspect that may come from this situation: more jobs. However, the cost of these potential jobs outweighs the gains by far with all of the room for environmental catastrophe and health hazards not only threatening residents of the area, but also the miners. Hayes Cascia (hcascia@ wisc.edu) is a freshman with an undeclared major.

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BITCHY A roundup of some of the more thought-provoking (or thoughtless) comments left on badgerherald.com In response to the 2/16 column:

Young misleads: Pan ideal candidate Anonymous

[It was an] ultra-violent status that belongs in the depths of A Clockwork Orange. In response to the 2/16 column:

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You should have signed, “by David Vines” instead of Leland Pan. In response to the 2/15 column:

Skepticism for sexual assault discomforting Guest

I was going to send my kid to UW... but, seeing as how its full of rapists and racists (or at least a bunch of rape and racism enablers), I guess not. Just kidding, but seriously guys, you’re not making a great case for your school lately.

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New Voter ID rules should not deter students from polls The Spring Primary is being held tomorrow, and it marks the first election in which the new voter ID law takes effect. For most of this newspaper’s readers, it is a primary between Roger Allen, Ellen Berz and Francis Sullivan for Dane County Circuit Court Judge in which the top two vote getters advance to the Spring Election. Before you vote, be sure to visit vpa.wi.gov and do a voter search. The

search tells you if you are registered at your current address, dictates your polling location and provides a sample ballot of the soonest election. If you are not registered at your current address, same day registration is possible with proof of residency. Additionally, you need to bring an acceptable form of ID to vote in Wisconsin. These include a Wisconsin driver’s license, passport, military ID or UW-Madison student voting ID (which can be attained at

Union South Wiscard office free of charge). For more specific detail on acceptable proofs of residence and IDs, visit any of the resources listed below. The Madison Student Vote Coalition is a student organization devoted to educating and registering potential voters here on campus. Although changes in voting law have made it more difficult for students to vote, participation is still relatively easy and is more important than ever. Follow

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Selling sellouts short in age of commercialism Allegra Dimperio ArtsEtc. Content Editor Camped out in the Herald office during the Super Bowl, my head jerked up when the familiar strains of Avicii’s “Levels” filled the room. By then I was used to hearing it in unexpected places, with the song being played to death by opening DJs and frat boys (and my theory that Flo Rida’s decision to sample it is actually what killed Etta James), but even I had to let out a small gasp when I saw the Swedish DJ smiling in a Bud Light Platinum commercial. The word “sellout” is horribly seductive in moments like these. It is the most hateful insult a fan can throw at a now-disgraced musician, a death knell hurled to signal the end of any sort of listenership. But when is it fair to use?

Ironically, when turning to Merriam Webster’s definition of “sellout” (one who sells out, in case you were wondering), an example of the term they list is “Angry fans called him a sellout when he started appearing in television commercials.” You could say, well then, case closed, Avicii is a sellout. But what that dictionary example did not say was that the angry fans were accurate; it merely said that they used the term. That is where the labeling of a sellout gets sticky. The dictionary was more telling in its listing of synonyms for the word, with “betrayal” and “treachery” among them. Indeed, the word is often used by self-described “true fans” that view the artist as having abandoned their roots and disregarded those that loved them before they were famous (For popular reference, see Green Day). Or, fans use the term to describe any artist that does something to make money (See 7 Up spokesperson Cee-Lo Green. But it’s OK: He needed the money for

the fur coat he wore while butchering John Lennon’s “Imagine”). If we go with the latter definition, Avicii definitely sold out, and did so in a semi-atrocious manner. He not only sold his most popular song to a company using it to sell their own product, but he sold it to Bud Light, a beer I’m convinced people only drink because it’s cheap. Oh, excuse me, Bud Light Platinum. But the brand of beer may not even be the point. If you stronwgly believe in the power of advertising, this act would be made even more distasteful when you factor in that a large percentage of Avicii’s fans are not of drinking age (though in my personal experience, that fan base is already drinking Bud Light). But judging by the little smile on Avicii’s face, the 22-year-old DJ is not sorry for promoting the other great American pastime. Nor is he sorry for touring to raise $1 million for House For Hunger, a charity that helps feed the hungry in the

U.S. But we’re focused on the commercial, right? So if your definition of selling out is making money off of music in a nonconcert or MP3 manner, go ahead and throw Avicii in the category. But don’t forget to add Skrillex. The newly-Grammied DJ also had a spot in the Super Bowl, with “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” attempting to sell a GoPro camera in a Best Buy commercial. Besides Best Buy’s questionable thought that the track went nicely to Ben Brown kayaking down a rapid, at first glance Skrillex’s choice to be featured in a camera commercial at all could raise some eyebrows. Unless of course you’ve seen the video from last year’s Australian Creamfields, in which Skrillex straps Deadmau5’s GoPro camera to his head and does a stage dive into the crowd. Then you might think Skrillex’s commercial was a kind of cool shout out to a kind of cool camera. But all those “true fans” might have been too busy crying “sellout” to catch the

video. The problem with the “artists who make money are sellouts” line of thinking is that artists actually need to make money, and traditional ways of making that money are becoming obsolete. CD sales have plummeted, and while they haven’t yet met their death, they are slowly bleeding on the rocks below the cliff MP3s flung them off of. While artists can sell tracks through iTunes and Beatport, for every fan that’s willing to pay $1.29 for a song there’s another that feels no qualms pirating it illegally. With electronic artists in particular, the main way to make money is through live shows. The trouble then is getting people to shell out for a ticket — if no one has heard your music, it’s unlikely you’re selling enough tickets to be able to produce music full time. For smaller DJs that haven’t achieved sold-out show status, doing a commercial or getting on the radio aren’t just moneymakers, but ways to gain exposure

as well. If you’re Avicii or Skrillex, however, you clearly aren’t crying into your vodka Red Bull over the fact that you’re playing to small crowds or that no one knows who you are. But maybe there’s more to their decision to do a commercial than the dollar sign. Case in point? British trip hop band Massive Attack, whose song “Paradise Circus” first graced a Lincoln commercial in 2010 and is still swimming around the airwaves, announced they would donate all of the proceeds of the deal to Save Our Gulf, a group dedicated to cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill. With the current state of the music industry, it seems that the number of artists doing commercials will only increase. While it’s incredibly easy to throw the term “sellout” at any artist who sells their song to rep Pepsi or a new car, caution must be taken before writing them off: It’s entirely possible the artist is using the commercial for good and not evil.

Madison Carnaval tame yet vibrant

UW ensembles hit money note

Majestic’s weekend-long party infuses sounds, fervor, flavor of Rio celebration within city limits

Wisconsin A Capella Showcase groups sing to fundraise for UW Relay for Life

Sam Berg AtsEtc. Reporter Carnaval came to Madison this weekend for a two-night party at the Majestic Theatre. The venue welcomed celebrants of the 2000-year-old festival that has achieved world recognition for its mindblowing spectacle. Although the theater could not hope to contain the towering floats that parade through the streets of Rio every year, the frenetic energy of the occasion enveloped the crowd. The dance floor was packed with people of all ages doing their best impressions of the samba. One party-goer wore a pink button-down shirt that lent him the appearance of a millionaire on a Cuban vacation, an image only strengthened as he showed a group of college-age students how to dance the samba. The Majestic made sure to bring in a lively crowd, offering a discount on entrance to those who donned the flamboyant garb associated with Carnaval. A posse of decked out retirees dominated the front of the

crowd, twirling and shaking while sparkling under the bright lights of the ceiling. On Saturday, the Handphibians and Massamba Dance were in charge of keeping the party lively. Both groups offered a danceable assembly of tropical rhythms and sunny melodies that made the brisk February night seem a little

The Majestic’s strong attempt at recreating the festival led to a night of fun matched by no other event in town. bit warmer. The bands were incredibly skilled at keeping the audience entertained and involved in the performance. The singer of Massamba called for the crowd to repeat simple choruses ranging from “aye aye aye aye” to “oh oh oh oh.” The humorously meaningless words felt so right in that setting, one where any kind of noise is a welcome addition to the melting pot of energy that is

Tess Keegan ArtsEtc. Contributor Megan McCormick The Badger Herald

An enthusiastic and wigged Carnaval-goer shows her love for the Brazilian Massamba Dance Group on Saturday at the Majestic’s second night of fun. Carnaval. Most concert crowds are clearly divided into sections — there are the dancers and there are the standers. That night, though, everyone on the floor was squinting through beads of sweat as they grooved to music none of them would probably play on their own stereos. While the music was solid and gave the event a positive and vibrant atmosphere, the true strength of Carnaval was the crowd. Ever-smiling, evermoving, the people squeezed inside the Majestic that night were there to have nothing less than a good time. At normal parties and bars you have the people who are just trying to drink until they start having fun. There are those people who get angry along the way to fun and start making trouble for the people around them. None of this was present at Carnaval. Maybe because of the prohibitive drink “specials”

($5 for a can of Pabst, puhleeze), or maybe because it was an all-ages show, there were no drunken scenes of misguided revelry. There was just dancing, dancing and more dancing. By the end of the night, people were leaving with their coats clutched under their arms. After pretending to be in Rio for five hours, the heat of the theater matched that of any tropical clime. While it may not have been the sort of lifechanging extravaganza people say of the original Carnaval celebration, the Majestic’s strong attempt at recreating this festival led to a night of fun matched by no other event in town. Because when you get down to it, the reason one goes out to bars, to concerts and even to movies, is to get that feeling that the crowd got that night on Carnaval.

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From the baritones to the sopranos, every a cappella group on campus came together Saturday night for the fifth annual Wisconsin A Cappella Showcase at the Memorial Union Theater. Fundamentally Sound, an all-male ensemble, kicked off the night clad in crimson button-downs and cream suspenders. The opening number was the high-energy song sure to strike any ‘90s kid’s fancy, “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from “Mulan.” They concluded their set with a haunting rendition of Prince’s 1984 hit, “When Doves Cry,” with soloist and UW junior Brett Kissell igniting and concluding the song with evocative euphony. Next up was UW Redefined, the first coed a cappella group on campus, with a string of fun arrangements of hits like “3 a.m.” by Matchbox 20 and crowd-pleaser “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond. Yes, “ba ba ba!” and “So good! So good!” could be heard from every section of the audience. Pitch and Notes, the newest all-female chorus on campus, amped up the crowd with Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass,” not shying from lines like, “When he give me that look, / Then the panties comin’ off, off,” nor missing a thumping bass drop from this smash hit of last year. They showcased the vocal range of their members with songstress ballads like “The Call” by Regina Spektor and “Right as Rain” by Adele. They also made an arrangement of Etta James songs as a tribute to the late renowned blues singer. The newest addition to the a cappella community in Madison is the group Jewop, a mixed male and female group sponsored by UW Hillel that share a passion for singing and Judaism alike. The group brought the house down with an imaginative adaptation of LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” now christened “Jewop Shabbat Rock Anthem.” The song was punctuated with clever lines like, “Yo, we’re

dancin’ to the hora like dreidels, / We get the manah Shabbat, takin’ it by the ladle” and “Where’s the wine? I gotsta know / Better be kosher (oh f’sho!)” The second all-female group, Tangled Up in Blue, was the only chorus to stray from a black and red themed ensemble, all wearing matching electric blue shirts covered by black blazers. They also invoked a hit by the Grammy phenom Adele, “Rolling in the Deep,” to display their powerful vocals. The girls also did a tantalizing medley of several Destiny’s Child songs, including “Independent Women,” “Survivor,” “Bootylicious,” “Emotion” and “Say My Name.” The combination served as an upbeat, empowering song of girl power. Last but certainly not least, the UW Madhatters, a strapping array of young men wearing bright red blazers and khakis, finished off the night. They performed the throwback hit, “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John, with requested participation by the audience on the essential ever-so-high “la la la’s.” Every group returned to the stage for a final singing of the track “Varsity” the official alma mater song of the University of Wisconsin. “It was my first time to an a cappella show. It blew my mind how talented they all were, I was really impressed,” said audience member Alec Sennett. The showcase’s proceeds all benefit the American Cancer Society through the upcoming UW Relay For Life. According to the Union Theater box office, the showcase racked in somewhere between $500 and $600 for UW Relay For Life, with tickets being sold at $10 for students and $15 for the general public. The UW Relay for Life is a 12-hour overnight fundraiser organized by the UW-Madison chapter of Colleges Against Cancer, happening on Friday, April 13, in the Camp Randall Sports Center. All proceeds of the event benefit the American Cancer Society.


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Gasser drops 15 on PSU Sophomore guard takes advantage of open looks, hits 3 consecutive 3-pointers in 1st half Mike Fiammetta Senior Sports Writer Overshadowed by rookie seasons from Wisconsin’s frontcourt contributors and by the steady presence of Jordan Taylor, Josh Gasser has played his way through a relatively quiet sophomore season. Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center, however, Gasser provided the No. 15 Badgers (20-7, 9-5 Big Ten) a considerable spark with a 3-for-6 shooting effort which netted a team-high 15 point points in a 65-55 win over the Penn State Nittany Lions (12-16, 4-11 Big Ten). Most of Gasser’s baskets came from threepoint range, and he added six points from the free throw line. With the emergence of Ryan Evans and Jared Berggren as viable offensive weapons in the post, Wisconsin’s backcourt has often taken on a secondary presence on the stat sheet aside from Taylor’s teamleading totals in points and assists. But as head coach Bo

Ryan asserted following the Badgers’ second win in four games, Gasser was never intentionally forced into a lower-profile role. “He was open [Sunday],” Ryan said. “He’s never been told not to shoot when he’s open. He has a different trigger than some guys; he knows he doesn’t have the quickest release, but it’s not the slowest. He found himself in position to make some things happen.” Ryan also labeled Gasser as “opportunistic,” a trait that was noticeable in the first half Sunday, where the Port Washington, Wis., native scored 11 of his 15 points. Beginning at the 9:33 mark with the Badgers nursing a 15-9 lead, Gasser nailed three consecutive three-pointers that had Wisconsin leading 2411 with eight minutes remaining in the first half. His final two points of the half came from the free throw line in the seconds leading up to halftime, which UW entered holding a 35-21 lead.

from point-blank range. The Wisconsin players offense had finally gained certainly knew they hurt some momentum and themselves with missed was reeling off scoring opportunities, including chances over and over a chance where Zengerle found only to be himself completely with the stonewalled puck at the by the “It was fun to corner of sophomore be on the bench the goal netminder. with these kids staring “He was a at an young man and see them get essentially that we rewarded.” empty net recruited he pretty Mike Eaves after heavily, and Men’s Hockey Coach corralled a rebound, I thought but he slid that he was the puck very square to the puck tonight,” wide behind Brittain. “It wasn’t our play that Eaves said. “He doesn’t have a lot of wasted was so bad, we played motion, and that’s one of a pretty good game,” the things that we liked Zengerle said. “... I don’t about him when we were know how I missed that shot. It usually goes recruiting him.” But as well as Brittain in. We had chances. played, he had some Yes, we’re offensively luck on his side with challenged, but we also multiple Badgers have had chances and completely missing just didn’t finish them.”

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ERICKSON, from 8 a comfortable 4-2 lead and were headed on the power play. So far they had been 0-7 with the man advantage throughout the series. That’s when Schultz finally broke his unwanted streak. From the point, the junior defenseman ripped one on net and DU sophomore goaltender

Sam Brittain just couldn’t get a pad on it. While the duo can’t completely right the season, they’ve put themselves back on the map as they hold onto those No. 7 and 9 spots in the nation in points. Both Zengerle and Schultz posted a goal and an assist and showed that the lowly 11th place team still has some fight,

“You’re worried about [Taylor], you’re worried about [Evans],” PSU head coach Pat Chambers said of his team’s defensive approach. “When you have Gasser and [Mike] Bruesewitz and Berggren hitting shots, they’re a tough team to beat.” All four of Gasser’s second-half points came from the free throw line, which the Badgers seemed to make a collective effort to reach more frequently than in recent games. After getting to the line only 17 times combined in its last two losses against Michigan State and Ohio State, Wisconsin shot that many free throws Sunday against Penn State, hitting 14 (82.4 percent). For a team that’s proven its willingness to live and die by perimeter shooting — consequently limiting the likely number of free throw attempts — a more aggressive approach seemed to benefit the Badgers against the Nittany Lions. “Coming into the game, I was really trying to be more aggressive

STORM, from 8 shots featured an assist for the Badgers. “After the Michigan State game we pushed the ball a little more,” Bruesewitz said. “We were successful that way. We were more aggressive and rolled with that.” However, shooting trends for the two teams reversed course in the second half. Wisconsin went on to hit 36.4 percent from the field, despite shooting 50 percent from three, while Penn State heated up and hit at a pace of 42.9 percent. That turnabout played quite a role in the Nittany Lions’ 13-0 run midway in the second period, dissolving its 20-point deficit to seven. Wisconsin committed two turnovers and watched six shots go wayward while Frazier and Jon Graham scored 11

taking down a team that is in contention for the conference title and giving its home crowd one final game to get stoked about. After the game ended, Schultz stayed out and lingered at center ice taking it all in — the band, the fans, everything. Zengerle went and gave him a hug and they headed into the locker room. “I was just kind of taking

offensively and just trying to make plays, whether it was for myself or my teammates,” Gasser said. “I just found myself open. Those are shots I know I’m going to have to take because those are probably going to be the best shots we’re going to get in the possession. “I was fortunate enough to knock them down, and I’ve just got to keep playing with that aggressiveness going on and it’ll help our team.” With Gasser leading Wisconsin’s offense Sunday, Taylor, Evans and Berggren were able to slide into more secondary roles. Taylor finished with 11 points and four assists, while Evans added 11 points himself and nine rebounds. Berggren finished with 13 points and six rebounds, and the Badgers also received seven points, 12 rebounds and five assists from Bruesewitz. The balanced scoring effort paid dividends in a game where Wisconsin was in control throughout, leading by as many as 20

of PSU’s 13 points during the run. That left Penn State just outside striking distance with under seven minutes remaining. But every time the Lions inched closer to the lead, Berggren arrived packing a three-pointer. Up by five with 5:30 left, Berggren hit his second trey of the game and hit his third about a minute later just after PSU again climbed within six. After that third and final 3-pointer, Penn State never came within nine points again. “Those two threes he hit were, to me, the difference because I thought we battled back and we did some good things,” Chambers said. “But they were daggers.” Wisconsin struggled to attack the rim all day, getting outscored 32-8 in the paint. But according to Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan, Berggren was able to hit all three of

it in, who knows, this could be my last time playing here,” Schultz said. “I’m not saying it is but just kind of taking it in just in case I never get to play here again.” Kelly is a junior majoring in journalism. Think Schultz and Zengerle can still help UW make something more of this season? Send her a tweet @kellymerickson.

Megan McCormick The Badger Herald

Josh Gasser led the team against Penn State, hitting three consecutive 3-pointers en route to a 15 point performance. Gasser also nabbed five rebounds Sunday afternoon. points midway through the second half. Penn State did not fold easily, however, coming within five points of the lead with just under six minutes to go. But with several Badgers finding their stroke in an effort that stymied Chambers’ defensive approach, the game never fell out of control. “Any time you can have

his three-point attempts simply because the PSU defense overcompensated in defending the basket. “If you noticed, it was very difficult trying to get to the rim,” Ryan said. “So Jared was wide open because [Graham] was doing his job taking away the drives.”

multiple weapons out there who can score, it’s going to help your team,” Gasser said. “I think the games that we’ve played our best offensively have been games where it’s been pretty spread-out scoring. We’ve had multiple guys in double figures, and any time that can happen it takes a lot of pressure off [Taylor] and [Berggren].”


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The Badger Herald | Sports | Monday, February 20, 2012

S‘Perfect PORTS storm’ hits Penn State Badgers bombard Nittany Lions with 11-of-22 shooting from 3 in 65-55 win Elliot Hughes Sports Editor

Penn State men’s basketball head coach Patrick Chambers was afraid a familiar sight would appear at the Kohl Center Sunday against No. 15 Wisconsin. Despite the fact the Badgers hadn’t been shooting well as of late — and even worse at home than on the road — Chambers remained uneasy. And unfortunately for him, his premonition came true: The Badgers (20-7, 9-5 Big Ten) hit 11 of 22 threepointers against the Nittany Lions (12-16, 4-11 Big Ten) Sunday in a 65-55 win. “I was scared for many reasons; they just lost to Michigan State, they hadn’t been shooting well and that’s like the perfect storm about to hit you,” Chambers said. “So you knew we could’ve been draped all Megan McCormick The Badger Herald over them and they were Jared Berggren went 3-for-3 from beyond the arc and was consistently open as Penn State’s defense got stuck in the paint, leaving the going to hit [shots] — and redshirt junior wide open for shot after shot. Berggren put up 13 points and grabbed six rebounds in the 65-55 win Sunday afternoon. they did.

“Eleven three’s in a game is just too many. You’re not going to win many games giving up 11.” Wisconsin picked itself up against the Nittany Lions after a convincing 69-55 loss last Thursday on the road against Michigan State. In turn, the Badgers, for the sixth year in a row, earned its 20th win of the season Sunday and reaffirmed its fourth-place position in the Big Ten standings. With four games remaining, Wisconsin rests one game ahead of fifthplace Indiana and one game behind Michigan and Ohio State, which are tied for second. Two games separate the Badgers from the firstplace Spartans. Guard Josh Gasser lead the scoring charge against PSU with 15 points while three other Badgers totaled double-digits as well. Jared Berggren added 13 while Jordan Taylor and Ryan Evans scored 11 apiece. Forward Mike Bruesewitz nabbed 12 rebounds while Evans plucked away nine more. Guard Tim Frazier scored 20 points for Penn State on 9-of-20 shooting while Jermaine Marshall put up 12 more in coming off the bench.

Gasser, Taylor and Berggren all hit three three-pointers each for the Badgers, whose stream of treys really kicked into gear about halfway through the first period. Leading 12-9, after Taylor had previously sunk two shots from behind the perimeter, UW scored three-pointers on five consecutive possessions. Gasser hit three in a row, which were bookended by downtown lobs from Berggren and Ben Brust. Evans then hit a jumper — the sixth consecutive shot made for UW — and by the time it was all over, PSU’s three-point deficit inflated to 14 in just four minutes’ time. UW shot 48 percent in the first half compared to PSU’s 35.7 clip and was able to maintain that gap until halftime, leading 35-21. The Badgers’ offense buzzed with assertiveness all afternoon, and not just from the shooting standpoint. UW showcased sound ball movement in the first half and throughout the game, as assists accompanied nine of the Badgers 12 buckets in the opening period. For the game, 12 of 20

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UW strikes back against Pioneers After being shut out at home Friday, Wisconsin buries Denver, 5-2, Saturday Brett Sommers Statistics Editor Just one night after Wisconsin missed out on numerous scoring chances that would have been routine plays on most nights, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team finally got its offense clicking. And once it started, Denver couldn’t find an answer to stop the suddenly explosive cardinal and white. Saturday night, the Badgers (13-15-2, 8-14-2 WCHA) appeared destined for a repeat of the 3-0 loss it suffered Friday at the Kohl Center against the Pioneers (18-10-4, 13-7-4 WCHA). But despite falling behind 1-0 after Jason Zucker put a rebound opportunity past UW goalie Landon Peterson, the Badgers put together a dominant 5-2 victory.

“We scored five goals, and this had been a long time coming,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “It was fun to be in on the bench with these kids and see them get rewarded.” UW sophomore center Mark Zengerle got the scoring underway for the Badgers, tying the game up at 1-1 in the second period off an assist from Matt Paape. Zengerle, after missing out on several opportunities Friday, let loose with a bow and arrow celebration, and the rout was on. “We spoke last night after the game and he was beside himself with frustration,” Eaves said. “He was on the floor, and I grabbed him by the shoulders and looked him in the eye and said, ‘You are a good player. You need to remember that and just relax and play.’ And he did that today, he came out and did good things.” Zengerle also managed to assist on Wisconsin’s next goal by Brendan Woods after circling behind the net and centering the puck to

Woods. The goal came less than four minutes after the first, giving UW a sudden 2-1 advantage. “Today was a new day, a fresh start,” Zengerle said. “I didn’t really want to think about yesterday anymore. I came out and played a really good game.” The Kohl Center’s 15,325 fans had the first lead of the series to cheer for in the last home game of the season and let themselves be heard loud and clear for the rest of the game. “That was one of the things we talked about in the dressing room is getting these fans a goal and getting them going because they were hungry for one,” UW defenseman Justin Schultz said. “Once that happened, we kind of fed off it and you could tell in the third period the boys were all fired up on the bench.” The Badgers would score three more times in the third period as Keegan Meuer found the net for the game-winner off a rebound less than two minutes into the third to push the lead to

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Mark Zengerle celebrates his game-tying goal Saturday night which let loose a flood of Badger goals, as five different skaters scored in the 5-2 win. 3-1 before Denver managed its final goal 21 seconds later. Michael Mersch added his 11th goal of the season midway through the period, deflecting in a Schultz wrister. Schultz finally got one of his own as he fired in his team-leading 13th goal with under five minutes to play to reward the crowd with free Culver’s ice cream. “No matter where we end up in the standings, this is the type of game we are going to need when we go into the playoffs,” Eaves said. “This is a ‘playoff-

ready’ type of game. And that’s the mentality we need to have as we go down these next four games.” Friday night’s encounter looked to a former Badger All-American for inspiration. Kirk Daubenspeck, a goaltender for Wisconsin in the mid-90s, dropped the ceremonial puck before the game one year to the day after he suffered life threatening injuries when his car collided with a tractor-trailer. Unfortunately for Wisconsin, neither

Daubenspeck nor the festivities of Parents’ Night could prevent the Badgers from dropping their fifth straight contest, 3-0. Denver’s Luke Salazar gave Denver the only goal it truly needed 8:22 into the second period. Denver goalkeeper Sam Brittain was the story of the game, stopping all 28 shots he faced, most impressively during the third period when Wisconsin still trailed just 1-0. The Badgers’

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Overcoming scoring drought may not be enough Kelly Erickson Erickson the Red Friday night — as the Wisconsin men’s hockey team was blanked for the first time at home this season in a 3-0 decision against No. 10 Denver — I had the unsettling feeling I would soon have to eat my own words. Sitting next to former Heralder Ben Worgull in the press box, witnessing the frustration on the Badgers’ bench only a few levels below, Worgull leaned over and remarked,

“Has Justin Schultz already gone pro?” The sarcastic one-liner could not have summed up Schultz’s second half of the season in a more perfect way. Schultz leads the team with 13 goals, but only four of those goals have come in the second half of the season. While he’s managed eight assists in that span of time — for a season total of 27 — Schultz hasn’t made a mark on the stat sheet in seven of the Badgers’ 12 games since the break. Now it isn’t extremely unusual for most players to go stretches at a time without scoring, but for a player like Schultz, it’s downright weird. Only a few months ago he led the nation in points alongside sophomore

Mark Zengerle (who we’ll come back to later). While his 40 points this season are impressive for a defenseman and earn him the No. 9 standing nationally, he was easily on pace to break his 47 points from a year ago headed into the break — something I boldly predicted he would do. With four games left in the season, he’ll have to average at least two points a game to beat last year’s mark by a single point. Similarly, Zengerle, who leads the Badgers with 41 points, went four games straight without posting a single point before Saturday night. There are only two other games this season when he hasn’t scored: the season-opener and the 3-0 shutout at Minnesota State on Jan. 14 that snapped his

20-game point streak. In a strange phenomenon that has epitomized the Badgers second half, Wisconsin’s two Hobey Baker hopefuls found themselves in a severe scoring drought, and I was starting to question whether I had counted my chickens too soon. Only a few weeks prior I had heralded Schultz’s chances for a successful run at the Hobey Baker Memorial Award. After the first series back from break he looked more on top of his game than he ever has been. But then he had a rare weekend off the stat sheet, which soon became a trend. Then Zengerle seemed to be following in Schultz’s lead, and the Badgers faced a five-game losing streak.

The duo seemed to disappear and the offensive threat they carry became a faint memory. Waiting in the Kohl Center pressroom Friday night, I couldn’t help but to continually ponder over this strange disappearance, but the frustration that was emanating from these two — specifically Zengerle — could not have been more palpable. Throughout their disappearance from the box score, head coach Mike Eaves has addressed the need for them to find a way to make big plays and get back on the score card, but after Friday night, he simply wanted them to relax. And that’s exactly what they did. My fears subsided, only

slightly, as the Badgers’ starting centerman put the Badgers back on the board and scored his first goal since hosting AlaskaAnchorage on Jan. 20. By his reaction, it was clear all frustration and worry of needing to score had melted away as did a classic bow-and-arrow celebration. “I don’t think I tried to do as much,” Zengerle said. “[Friday] night I tried to do a little too much; skating it in, I was losing it. Tonight I just tried to play [and do] what I was doing back my 20-game streak when I just tried to play my game and it worked out.” With just over five minutes left in the third, the Badgers had

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