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uw 65 MICHIGAN 62 in OT Kelsey Fenton The Badger Herald

Wisconsin junior guard Ben Brust (1) propelled the Badgers to a Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center. Brust hit a 40-foot heave in the waning seconds of regulation to send the game against Michigan into an improbable overtime. He went on to hit the go-ahead three pointer in overtime to give the Badgers the win. Ian McCue Senior Sports Writer When Michigan’s Tim Hardaway Jr. sunk a threepointer with Mike Bruesewitz in his face and less than three seconds on the clock, it appeared to be the shot of the game. But the Ben Brust Show had yet to complete its opening act. With 2.4 seconds on the clock, Bruesewitz lasered a

pass to a cutting Brust, who took two steps and a dribble before launching a 45-foot Hail Mary at the basket that somehow found the bottom of the net. Michigan guard Caris LeVert tossed up his hands in disbelief and walked back to his bench. “It was awesome,” Brust said of the shot. “Something I’ll remember forever and I’m sure a lot of people will.” UW head coach Bo Ryan

credited Traevon Jackson — the other cutter on the play — for clearing out the defenders and said Bruesewitz’s pass was “right on the dime.” Then it was time to refocus, to end the short-lived celebration and prepare for overtime. “If we lose this game, that shot just goes in SportsCenter Top 10 and then we kind of all forget about it,” senior forward Mike Bruesewitz said. “That was my thought

process, we just needed to get back and win it.” After his teammates cleared the floor and overtime began, Brust pulled up and hit a critical three-pointer with LeVert again facing him up to hand the Badgers (17-7, 8-3 Big Ten) the 65-62 lead. Ryan Evans missed a critical free throw to seal the game but Trey Burke was off the mark on his own three-point try. Pandemonium ensued at

the Kohl Center as students stormed the court after unranked Wisconsin had taken down No. 3 Michigan (21-3, 8-3). “We put Caris in for defense and he’s a very good defender, just happened to make a little bit of mistake,” Michigan head coach John Beilin said of Brust’s threepointer in overtime. “Maybe the kid … takes a step-back shot, but he was not a guy you

want to give that type of room to.” It was a remarkable turnaround from Hardaway’s own highlight-worthy basket that nearly kept Michigan from dropping its third game of the year. The comeback may not have ever happened, however, without a ferocious

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Walker unveils budget proposal, aims to expand jobs Sean Kirkby Senior News Reporter Gov. Scott Walker proposed providing millions of dollars in credits and investments to attract and keep businesses in Wisconsin as part of his upcoming budget Thursday. According to a statement,

Walker plans to provide an additional $75 million for the Economic Development Tax Credit program, which he said would encourage businesses to make capital investments, expand jobs and locate their corporate headquarters in Wisconsin. “Continually improving our economic environment

will foster small business growth and encourage the creation of new businesses,” Walker said in the statement. “The majority of jobs created in Wisconsin will come from small businesses or employers who are just getting started. The initiatives contained in my budget proposal will support

entrepreneurship and innovation.” According to the statement, Walker’s budget plans also include lifting the cap on the Angel Investment Tax Credit program to encourage private investment in startup companies. Tom Still, president of

the Wisconsin Technology Council that oversees the Wisconsin Angel Network, said in a statement the cap prevented “uninterrupted investment” in Wisconsin companies. “This is welcome news for Wisconsin’s angel investor community and for the many emerging companies

that grow through angel investment dollars,” Still said. Walker also plans to provide $10.9 million to support marketing programs for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and a $6 million investment to the WEDC’s Seed

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Regents take on education issues In meetings, UW System officials address obstacles in retention, graduation rates Polo Rocha Senior Legislative Editor The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents meetings focused on challenges in higher education, hearing from a UW System administrator on the system’s efforts in closing gaps and a national leader to give the national context. Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education, spoke to the regents Friday regarding the challenges American higher education faces. She said now is also a time to challenge conventional wisdom. Conventional wisdom, Broad said, is an “iron triangle” of cost, access and quality, in which one cannot change without changing the other. “The belief is you can’t improve quality unless you also increase cost, and you can’t expand access without increasing cost,” Broad said. “Well, I think that all of that

iron triangle issue is now being challenged in the face of all these pressures, and it’s precipitating some very interesting innovations.” She said this is no longer a “business as usual” time for higher education and outlined three ways universities are innovating and improving education. One of those ways is to bring “big data” to higher education and develop programs that would make recommendations to students based on patterns they recognize, she said. Another is to offer massive open online courses like Coursera and Udacity. Broad praised the UW System for being a leader in using the third strategy, citing the system’s flexible option degree set to start next fall. Under that program, students can earn a UW System degree online based on assessments, where they can show prior knowledge from past courses

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Gov. Scott Walker is seeking to include an investment for the UW System in his state budget proposal. This includes $20 million for economic development initiatives and $2 million for the flexible option program.

$22 million in works for System Polo Rocha Senior Legislative Editor As part of an almost $100 million investment on workforce training, Gov. Scott Walker announced Sunday he plans to invest $22 million in the University of Wisconsin System in the upcoming state budget.

Walker announced Sunday morning his proposed budget would include $20 million in economic development initiatives in UW System campuses. He will also include $2 million to begin funding the system’s new flexible option degree program that will give regular degrees to non-traditional


students who take online assessments. “Overall, this is a very good set of initiatives for us in terms of what the governor has rolled out so far,” UW System spokesperson David Giroux said. “Obviously, there are a lot of details yet to be known, but we are pleased that we are going to see some

reinvestment in universities.” Rep. Brett Hulsey, D-Madison, called the proposed investments a “drop in the bucket” of the more than $300 million in cuts the UW System took over the past two years. Those cuts came as the state had a $3.6

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Council endorses online courses for credit Noah Goetzel Higher Education Editor Five nearly-free online courses are so similar to their classroom versions students will now officially be able to take them for college credit, the American Council on Education announced last week. These courses provided by Coursera, a California-based online education provider, are the first “massive, open online courses” — or MOOCs — ever to be declared eligible for credit. ACE agreed to recommend four courses for credit, as long as course work is proctored, including pre-calculus at Univerisity of California, Irvine; introduction to genetics and evolution at Duke University; bioelectricity at Duke; and University of Pennsylvania’s singlevariable calculus. ACE also endorsed an algebra course at UC-Irvine for for vocational credit. The purpose of

MOOCs is to help students facing challenges affording college to enter college with credit and exit on time and on budget with their degrees, according to Coursera’s statement Thursday. Aaron Brower, provost of the University of Wisconsin Extension and leading developer of UW System’s Flexible Degree program, said UW does not offer any MOOCs for credit yet, but is working to provide these opportunities for students soon under UW’s interim vice provost of teaching and learning. UW has already begun developing hybrid traditional and online methods of learning, according to UW Vice Chancellor for External Relations Vince Sweeney. “Interim Chancellor Ward embarked on a very comprehensive initiative called Education Innovation,” Sweeney said. “It’s moving at a pretty good pace and certainly we at the UW-Madison need

to keep an eye on the national landscape and what others are doing to change, adapt and adjust in new ways of teaching and learning.” College classes are “fundamentally changing,” Brower said, because students now have access to basically the same information as faculty. Therefore, he noted instructors no longer have to spend as much time in class informing their students through lectures and note taking. Students are now expected to acquire that information on their own, he said. The benefit of this system is that students in online courses can use class time to review and expand on what they have learned online, according to Brower. Brower added online courses are not a new concept at UW, however. He said the university has provided such courses for approximately 40 years now. The difference is MOOCs are not monitored, so nobody is checking over the work

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The ACE endorsed four “massive, open online courses,” showing the growing trend of online classes for credit. students do, according to Brower. “It’s important to distinguish online course from the MOOC,” Brower said. “Online courses are just as labor intensive as every other kind of course. In fact, there’s some evidence they’re even more hyperintensive. It’s the MOOCs that you take them and put them online for everyone.” Brower compared MOOCs to books you can check out of a library, browse through and then return for someone else to learn from.

Sweeney added the traditional classroom style of learning is not a dying phenomenon in spite of the recent gains in innovative ways of learning online. “I don’t think it’s dying, but I do think it needs to adapt and adjust with updated tools and updated formats,” Sweeney said, adding the institutions capable of this will thrive and survive the best. “In my opinion, there will always be a strong place for traditional methods of instruction and learning on large campuses.”

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Officials propose veteran transit program Allie Johnson City Life Editor Veterans will have improved access to public transportation with the implementation of a new program proposed by county officials. The Vets Ride with Pride program will work in conjunction with Madison Metro Transit to provide transit passes to Dane County veterans, according to Dane County spokesperson Carrie Springer. The Dane County Veterans Service Office will issue the passes, she said. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and County Supervisor Erika Hotchkiss introduced the proposal because they saw a need in the community for this kind

of program, Springer said. Hotchkiss works at the William S. Middleton Memorial Hospital, Springer said. Hotchkiss noticed a recurring trend among disabled veterans regarding public transportation, she said, saying she saw disabled veterans experienced difficulty getting to the services they needed when they returned from duty. According to the statement from Parisi, the bus vouchers will make it easier for disabled veterans to access appointments, housing, employment and education. The vouchers will also allow independence for veterans over their own transportation needs, the statement said. Madison Metro runs

similar programs to Vets Ride with Pride, according to Springer. They already have the technology in place to implement this new program, she said. Springer said only certain veterans qualify for the transit passes. Veterans who receive service-connected disability compensation or non-service-connected disability pension will be eligible for the program, she said. The veterans who qualify will be issued a Vets Ride with Pride card good for rides on all Madison Metro buses until the end of the year, Springer said. It is a swipe card similar to what University of Wisconsin students currently use, she said. Funding for the program

was included in the 2013 county budget by Parisi, according to the Dane County statement. Additional funding for the program comes from a private donation, the statement said. The Vets Ride with Pride program was one of several initiatives included in the budget to help returning veterans in the county, the statement said. According to Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, it is a good thing anytime the county and the city are able to provide additional resources to the disabled, veterans or other individuals in the community. Resnick explained city and county budgets often have constraints, and other bus-related programs are

often the ones to get cut. He said he was glad to see donations supporting the program. Springer added many people believe the new program is a service the community owes to their veterans. “We need to help our veterans return back to the lives they left behind when they left to serve us,” Springer said. “We need to help them get to the services they need so they can transition back into their lives.” According to Springer, the next step for the program is approval by the Dane County Board of Supervisors. Additionally, she said the county needs to work out a few things with Madison Metro.

Poll: Americans want lower tuition, credit for competency 87 percent of adults say students should gain credit for skills, Gallup survey finds Noah Goetzel Higher Education Editor The majority of the American public agrees higher education institutions should reduce their tuition rates and award students credit for competency instead of time, according to a poll released last week. American adults overwhelmingly desire a new system of credentials that emphasizes the outcomes of competencies

WALKER, from 1 Accelerator and Capital Catalyst Programs, according to the statement. Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, said in a statement he was pleased to see Walker supported some Democratic proposals but was concerned about giving more funds to the WEDC.

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of higher learning, rather than simply the 16 weeks students take classes each semester, according to the Gallup/Lumina Foundation for Education poll. Out of more than 1,000 respondents surveyed in November and December, 87 percent said students should be able to receive credit for the skills and knowledge they gain outside of classrooms. Additionally, 70 percent said learning should not be based on time, but rather, students should be able to acquire credit if they show they have mastered the course material in less than the traditional 16-week session. University of Wisconsin

Vilas Distinguished Professor Clifton Conrad said there needs to be a more efficient way to educate students than cramming hundreds of them into a single lecture hall. “I think we can be prisoner of the traditional classroom format and I think we need to innovate it,” Conrad said. “At the same time, we suggest that just securing credit hours is good at all without having an idea of what a college education is and clear set of expectations for a college graduate.” Conrad said he is optimistic UW is making a push for increased efficiency at reduced costs. He said he encourages use

of massive, open online courses and noted the UW System has taken a huge step in the right direction through the flexible degree program, if executed correctly. About a quarter of respondents in the poll said the cost of higher education is affordable to anyone who needs it. Two-thirds said these institutions should decrease tuition and fees. The majority of Americans also believe state and federal governments should provide more assistance to those who want to go to college, according to the poll. Conrad added UW’s tuition is higher than it needs to be because of repeated funding cuts

from the state. He said he thinks UW is heading in the direction of University of Michigan or University of Virginia and state funding will drop below 10 percent in upcoming years. “Our tuition is relatively low for a world-class university,” Conrad, a higher education program quality expert, said. “Having said that, the costs have still gone up very dramatically in recent years. I think tuition has become too high.” Conrad noted UW recently raised the rate of out-of-state students by 2 percent to increase the amount of money the university takes in from undergraduates. Despite these calls

for change within the higher education system, Americans still agree having a college degree is valuable to getting a job and financial security, according Vice President for Policy and Strategy of the Lumina Foundation Dewayne Matthews. “We would say the main takeaways are that the public overwhelmingly understands the need for the U.S. to significantly increase higher education attainment,” Matthews said in an an email in to The Badger Herald. He added 97 percent of Americans share the opinion that having more than just a high school degree or certificate is important to a person’s financial security.

“While it is imperative that we work to create more Wisconsin jobs, we must establish strong accountability and transparency within the failing Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation before handing them control of more taxpayer dollars after their history of losing track of millions,” Larson said. Tom Thieding, WEDC

spokesperson, said accelerator programs provide the capital businesses need to start and to expand. He said they partner with local communities to provide matching funds directly administered to companies. He added WEDC marketing campaigns have successfully attracted business to the state. “It’s been very successful,”

Thieding said. “We’ve established our In Wisconsin brand to promote a positive business climate. The additional dollars will help improve [our marketing campaign] and keep it going.” According to the statement, Walker’s plans would allow the Department of Tourism to keep $1 million in funds previously contained in a budget lapse. His budget

also includes implementing marketing plans to grow international travel and attract more national meetings, conventions and sporting events. Department of Tourism spokesperson Lisa Marshall said in the previous budget, Walker increased funding for the department by 20 percent, while previous administrations had cut it.

International visitors to the country have decreased due to restrictions passed by the federal government in 2001, although Marshall said travelers now face fewer restrictions. She said the department and industry leaders are currently researching ways to attract international visitors to Wisconsin, a plan dependent on additional funds.

technical colleges. Private and tribal colleges have an option to participate in the system. Given the roughly 17,000 transfer students in the system last year, a record number, Giroux said that proposal is something the UW System wants to pursue. The budget process, set to begin Feb. 20 when Walker releases his budget, comes at a time of recent problems

at the UW System regarding overpayments. Since the launch of a new human resource system in 2011, the system overpaid more than $33 million in benefit and retirement payments, about $20 million of which it has already recovered. At a Board of Regents committee meeting Thursday, a UW System auditor

announced she has found $1.1 million more in other issues and could find more problems as the system’s own audit and a legislative audit continue. Giroux recognized the UW System has work to do in “build[ing] confidence” among legislators, who have to approve Walker’s budget initiatives. Giroux added the system’s transparency in dealing with this issue would

help in that process. “We don’t want anybody to be left with the impression that we’re trying to downplay that or sweep it under the rug,” Giroux said. In other budget measures, Walker seeks a $5 million increase in state aid to technical colleges and a new performance-based funding system for technical colleges. In K-12 education, Walker

seeks $11.5 million for a requirement that students take the ACT and its precursor tests to evaluate college and workforce readiness. Walker also wants to invest $17 million in general purpose revenue for its soon-to-be required job training for ablebodied FoodShare recipients, as well as $22.65 million for rural health care access improvement.

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MCSC, student government quarrel goes to judiciary Tegan Vail Herald Contributor The University of Wisconsin’s student government finance group denied allegations of viewpoint discrimination against a multicultural student group Friday at a Student Judiciary hearing. After a decision to minimally fund the Multicultural Student Coalition, members of the Associated Students of Madison Student Judiciary heard MCSC’s appeal accusing ASM Student Services Finance Committee of a

viewpoint neutrality violation. SSFC voted in December to give MCSC minimum funding. This $10,600 budget was meant to account for only basic supplies, student hourly wages and office space, SSFC representatives said. At the hearing Friday, SSFC denied allegations concerning the viewpoint neutrality violation, but admitted to a procedural violation. Viewpoint neutrality, as defined by ASM, means a “funding decision cannot be based on a group’s point of view.” Members of SSFC said the body awarded MCSC minimum funding because

the organization had not met the requirements for their requested budget. According to Student Judiciary Chief Justice Nick Checker, MCSC intentionally violated university policy last year by contracting Michael Franklin, who was fired by UW. SSFC denied MCSC funding last year, but Interim Chancellor David Ward remanded the decision to Student Council, which then approved MCSC’s eligibility by a single vote. SSFC then imposed a 52-week budget freeze on MCSC because of the unauthorized contract with Franklin, Checker added. Along with the inaccurate

definition of a viewpoint neutrality violation, MCSC claimed minimal funding is an injustice and ASM bylaws are “extremely corrupt.” Checker noted MCSC has argued the past few years ASM systematically discriminates against students of color and minority interest groups. “One of their arguments is there is a conspiracy by student government leaders who are trying to undermine these student organizations that have these minority viewpoints,” Checker said. “That’s the crux of the viewpoint neutrality argument: that SSFC and the

student government is out to get them.” SSFC Chair Ellie Bruecker said she does not see any validity to this argument. She noted SSFC regularly grants budget eligibility to social justice groups or groups representing minority interests while also denying funding from other groups unrelated to these issues. “Our rules apply equally and across the board to everyone,” Buecker said. “I see very little basis to that claim.” SSFC responded there was no viewpoint neutrality violation and they made known ahead of time there were only two options of

funding available: minimum funding or a budget if the group demonstrates it is deserving. In regards to minimum funding, SSFC Chair Ellie Breucker said she recognized she made a “human mistake” by forgetting to announce the amount of the minimum budget a week in advance. MCSC said it was inherently wrong to not announce this amount, and that by not announcing it, SSFC made a procedural violation, preventing SSFC voters to be able to properly make a decision without knowing exactly what they were voting for.

Segregated fees to fund sports facility revamp Noah Goetzel Higher Education Editor Various maintenance repairs to University of Wisconsin’s recreational sports facilities will be required next year, causing an increase in student segregated fee funding, according to the Division of Recreational Sports. Interim Director of Recreational Sports Joe Horn confirmed Sunday the need for an overhaul of the heating and ventilation systems, an upgrade to the electric system and a fix to plumbing issues at the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center, also known as the Shell.

REGENTS, from 1 or work experience, she said. “It incorporates many of the emerging innovations that are enabled by technology, competency-based education, self-paced learning, modular coursework, customizing the learning,” Broad said. “These tools are enabling the

Horn said Rec Sports is still waiting for facilities condition assessments on the Natatorium and Southeast Recreational Facility from the UW Facilities Planning and Management Department. Horn added similar system maintenance, including roof repairs to the SERF, would likely be part of the assessments for both these facilities, which he will receive in the upcoming weeks. Horn will represent Rec Sports Feb. 18 during its budget hearing with the Associated Students of Madison Student Services Finance Committee. He said the maintenance repairs would increase

students segregated fees by $6 per student and amount to about 1 percent of total segregated fees. However, ASM spokesperson David Gardner said SSFC’s approval of Rec Sports’ budget proposal will not necessarily increase the amount of money students pay for segregated fees next year. That figure will depend on total budget increases and cuts of all student and non-student groups. Whether these upkeep repairs to all three Rec Sports Facilities is SSFC’s decision, according to Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning and Management Bill Elvey. “If the seg fee is not

approved, they have very limited ability to deal with these kinds of things,” he said. As is the case with all three of these facilities, Elvey said the building components are old and tired, and must be replaced as a result to maintain building function. There is only so much he and his Facilities Management and Planning staff can do to keep the buildings going. The SERF was built in 1982 and the NAT was completed in 1961. Elvey noted systems have worn down and building codes have changed in the 30 years or more since the completion of these buildings.

Elvey added the SERF and NAT are the current priorities for Rec Sports facilities, with the Shell a distant third. “The Shell is in a category of itself,” Elvey said. “It’s on life support. The Shell is pretty much in the end of its useful life. My impression is they’re doing the absolute minimum to keep it going until somebody can come up with a long-term plan for what they want to do with the building.” Horn said Rec Sports would “love” to conduct a major building project to renovate any of these facilities, however he will need student funding support for that goal to be accomplished.

The primary sources of funding for Rec Sports are segregated fees from students and private investments since the state no longer provides 50 percent of facility maintenance projects since last year, Horn noted. He said he understands UW’s Rec Sports facilities are not quite up to par, but there is little he can do to upgrade them without more money. “We know we’re not meeting the demand of the students in terms of space on campus,” Horn said. “When comparing ourselves to peer institution in the Big Ten, we’ve a little behind fallen behind.”

delivery of the highest quality educational experience and do so at a more affordable price.” Broad reminded regents of the much talked-about issue of declining state funds leading to increases in tuition. She said more than ever, universities depend on tuition more than any other

revenue source, although she cautioned simply raising tuition is “not a sustainable strategy.” System official addresses success data Mark Nook, the UW System’s top academic affairs officer, reported the system has made progress on reducing gaps in graduation

and retention rates between minorities and nonminorities. Between high and low-income students, however, the gaps have worsened, he said. Between minorities and non-minorities, the UW System reduced the gap in retention rates from an 11 percent baseline to 8 percent

today, and the system is on track to reduce that to 5 percent by 2015. Nook said the improvement can be attributed a number of diversity plans the UW System implemented in 2005. However, the retention rate gaps between Pell grant students and non-Pell grant students has increased from

the 5 percent baseline to 7 percent. The gap between both groups in six-year graduation rates increased as well, from the 12 percent baseline to 15 percent in 2006. The reason why the gaps have grown is the yearly tuition increases that began in 2005 and the 2008 recession, Nook said.


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Media struggles to UW must reconsider animal ethics explain Wisconsin LETTER TO THE EDITOR

predict because variations of them have been written since the dawn of the recall movement, when marriages actually were dissolving because of the political divisions. I hope I’m proven wrong this week, and I Ryan Rainey expect some of the better Editor-in-Chief news outlets will do just that. But some of them haven’t. Last month, Esquire Newspapers cover Magazine’s website ran a anniversaries too often. piece on its politics blog This is a painfully common entitled “How Wisconsin sentiment among media critics and the paper-reading stopped being Wisconsin.” At last! A piece that public; at some point a would tangibly describe the momentous event becomes intangible feeling of living impossible to eulogize or in post-recall Wisconsin, commemorate without complete with interviews seeming repetitive. with people who have This week marks two lived in the state for years years since the beginning of and could put a finger on “the protests that changed what exactly has changed Wisconsin forever.” The in Wisconsin beyond the occasion does not demand severity of our political the kind of coverage it did divisions. last year, but I suspect our Instead, friends at the the piece was Capitol — riddled with most likely “ ... at some point common phrases Democrats and names like — will send a momentous “Koch Brothers,” a few press event becomes “where… releases impossible to progressive marking politics was the moment commemorate born” and Thursday and without seeming “Robert Friday. repetitive.” LaFollette.” I suspect They’re nestled some news into a piece outlets, many about taconite of them mining and how Republicans national, will take the bait have curtailed the ability and write a nice feature to protest or document about how Wisconsin has proceedings from the changed over the last two legislative galleries. years. I suspect they will I find these issues just as also frame our troubles as a concerning as any out-ofmicrocosm of the country’s state writer who parachutes political divisions — the into Madison to interpret failure of one of the major what’s happened here for political parties or the longa national audience. And I term success of another. respect their effort to do the I suspect people from parachuting. Wisconsin, continuously But with two years gone, desperate for media it’s time for some form of attention, will share these media — be it literature features as proof The New or journalism — to bring York Times, The Wall Street Wisconsin to a deeper Journal or another major understanding of what organization cares about happened here. what happens here. What we have endured I suspect the first is much less serious and paragraph of most of these consequential than the stories will read something dictatorships or wars that like this: lead to the best literature “MADISON, Wis.: The and the most insightful residents of the capital of journalism. this heavily-divided Rust But Wisconsin has lost Belt state continue to its energy and Madison has feel the effects of intense lost some of its soul. Our partisan division two story is just as tragic as it years after Wisconsin Gov. is politically relevant; the Scott Walker introduced divisions that were wrought legislation to curb collective here haven’t just taken away bargaining rights for public the progressive tradition employees.” whose loss half the state Or this: persistently mourns. “MADISON, Wis.: John I’m not a capable enough Doe and his wife, Jane, are writer to put my finger on a rare sight in Wisconsin. the deeper change I’ve felt They are a cross-partisan in this state. But someone married couple. ‘Some of our friends broke out there is, and I hope we can break free from the off their engagements when the protests happened,’ John formulaic interpretations of what it means to live in said. ‘We were some of the Wisconsin now and begin only ones we know who to understand the historical stayed the course.’ meaning of what we have The Doe’s story is rare experienced. in Wisconsin, a state where partisan divisions have Ryan Rainey (rrainey@ destroyed families and is a senior wrecked cooperation in the majoring in journalism and state Legislature.” Latin American studies. These ledes are so easy to

I was dismayed to learn the University of Wisconsin is still tormenting cats in cruel and useless “sound localization” experiments. Cats used in these experiments have steel coils implanted in their eyes, holes drilled into their skulls and electrodes implanted in their brains. Sometimes, they even have their ears cut off or are intentionally deafened by having a toxic chemical applied to their inner ear. They are then deprived of food for several days in order to coerce them to look in the direction of sounds during experimental sessions in which their heads are immobilized by a bolt screwed to their skulls.

This is not an issue of academic freedom, by the way. This is an issue of extreme abuse, torture and horrific, inhumane violence toward sentient

“This is not an issue of academic freedom, by the way. This is an issue of extreme abuse, torture and horrific, inhumane violence toward sentient living creatures.” living creatures. The faculty, staff and students, as well as the Board of Regents at UW, should be ashamed violence against animals is being perpetuated on

campus. In an effort to spare UW’s good name, these experiments should be banned permanently. Otherwise, the school will continue to look like the cruel, inhumane, uncaring and violent place it is. By the way, I do not appreciate — nor do many caring people globally — UW scientist and spokesperson Eric Sandgren is often angry when the United States Department of Agriculture notes problems with UW’s animal experiments, but will use the USDA when the mood fits to attack and marginalize good people who want to see change, especially people at UW or in the state of Wisconsin who see such animal experimentation as intolerable.

Even if you support animal experimentation, the federal animal welfare laws by which scientists are supposed to abide are woefully inadequate. Thankfully there are scientists in various fields, both at UW and elsewhere, who disagree with Sandgren and his colleagues and their use and support of non-human animals in experiments. What is most sad about Sandgren is he is an animal experimenter. To have him comment on UW’s policies is akin to having the fox guard the hen house. Joel Helfrich, Ph.D., ( is a visiting faculty member in environmental studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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Madison is no stranger to severe weather, especially blizzards. However, the economic ramifications of this sort of weather are more complex than one might expect.

Severe weather not always a drain Heikal Badrulhisham Staff Writer As the Northeast digs itself out of the recent snowstorm, the National Weather Service warns of a blizzard heading for the north central U.S. Wisconsin is likely to be included in the periphery of the weather event. Southeastern Wisconsin is expected to get mostly freezing rain, which would make travelling difficult but not impossible. Most people dread extreme weather, except maybe students whose classes get cancelled. On a societal level, though, severe weather adversely impacts economic activities. However, the economic effects of dangerous weather are more nuanced than a simple prevention of economic activities and destruction of value. People cannot go to work or go shopping, firms cannot fulfill orders, final goods cannot be transported and travel plans (especially by air) have to be cancelled. However, an extreme weather event forces people and resources away from production in addition to delaying underlying demand. When the weather clears up and people and firms return to work, they simply have to take up the backlog of tasks and orders. Truckers have to transport the extra load that should have been transported during the extreme weather

not for the blizzard, GDP event. Similarly, air travelers whose travelling would have grown by the same amount smoothed plans are cancelled will over those two quarters, eventually need to return to where they came from. according to a report by The Economist. Eventually, economic This is activities not to say average that severe out over “What is not done weather the time during a blizzard is is not during and compensated for by undesirable after an what is done before in longer time frame. extreme and after it.” Snowstorms weather frequently event. kill or injure In fact, people and destroy it can be said they property. Extreme average out even before weather is also a disutility it. For example, people by itself simply because always hoard groceries it is an unpleasant before a snowstorm in experience. In this preparation for not being sense, blizzards and able to shop during the the like are a pure loss. blizzard. What is not Severe weather induces done during a blizzard expenses like cleaning is compensated for by up in the aftermath — in what is done before and the case of a blizzard, after it. this would include things Of course, there are like plowing streets and things deferred during shoveling driveways. a blizzard that will not An expense like this be done after it. If you is necessary but not buy a cup of coffee every intrinsically desirable. morning on the way to Some may point out work, you certainly will activities like snow not be buying extra cups clearing are not that bad every morning after the because they provide blizzard. jobs. This kind of view Extreme weather events do not entirely sap overlooks the fact a person clearing snow economic activity, but during or after the mostly displace it. There is evidence of this pattern blizzard could have been doing something else throughout the world. during normal weather, When Britain suffered a especially an activity heavy snowstorm in the that generates previously first quarter of 2010, its nonexistent value rather gross domestic product than correcting damages. grew by 0.3 percent. In Furthermore, even the quarter after the the mere displacement blizzard, its GDP grew of activities brings by an unusually high 1.1 about disutility, even percent. The statistical though they are not office estimated if it were

cancelled. This is especially true of timesensitive production. For construction companies, pausing work and continuing after a blizzard is not the same as working continuously because whenever a construction site lies idle, the construction company is accumulating interest on its debt. Another way displacement of activities degrades value is by delaying celebrations that require being outside or people coming together. For some people, being forced to celebrate an event like a birthday after a specific date simply feels less authentic. Even delaying classes and exams in the middle of the semester is not without loss, because pushing exams or classes to before or after a blizzard makes the other part of a course more compressed — although some students may like this. From this perspective, a blizzard is not like a war, at least not exactly. Some value is destroyed and some activities are merely displaced, while not all displaced activities are the same as the original. By being aware of these nuances can we avoid exaggerating the impacts of a temporary severe weather, something familiar to Wisconsinites. Heikal Badrulhisham (badrulhisham@wisc. edu) is a freshman majoring in economics.

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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.















I know, I know. Kakuro. Looks crazy, right? This ain’t no time to panic, friend, so keep it cool and I’ll walk you through. Here’s the low down: each clue tells you what the sum of the numbers to the right or down must add up to. Repeating numbers? Not in this part of town. And that’s that, slick.



The Kakuro Unique Sum Chart Cells Clue 2 3 2 4 2 16 2 17




Possibilities { 1, 2 } { 1, 3 } { 7, 9 } { 8, 9 }

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6 6 6 6

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Perfect DATE NIGHT Happy Valentine’s Day! Well, not quite yet, but it’s time to plan for the big day this Thursday. We’ve a great night lined up for any student budget with dinner options, a show and something for the sweetest of teeth. We guarantee any date will enjoy a night away from campus at any of these excellent date spots.

Samba Brazilian Grill

Dobra Tea

West Side Story

Colin Kellogg

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Elise Romas If you’re looking for a classy, fancy and sophisticated place to take your sweetie this Thursday night, and have a carnivorous attitude, then Samba Brazilian Grill (located at 240 W. Gilman St., directly off of State Street) is the place for you. It costs $36.95 per plate for adults, but this splurge is worth every penny. You are offered seven different types and cuts of meat, as well as grilled cinnamon pineapple for vegetarians.

If you want to show your date your intellectual, mysterious side, take him or her to Dobra Tea. The romantic, luxurious interior will transport you to the Orient, where many of the exquisite teas offered originate. Lounge on plush pillows as you share an intimate conversation across the table and gaze into each other’s eyes. Dobra Tea’s offerings of highquality tea and light fare are perfect for a low-commitment date, or for beginning or ending a complete night of dinner and drinks. Dobra Tea’s knowledgeable staff can make a suggestion for you and your date from the array of exotic teas offered. Any choice is sure to arouse the taste buds before you take your date home for a late night affair.

After a delicious dining experience, take your date to a show at the Overture Center (located on State Street near the Capitol). “West Side Story,” the classic musical written in the 1950s based off Romeo and Juliet, is now playing through Sunday, Feb. 17. With catchy tunes such as “Tonight” and “I Feel Pretty,” you’re bound to enjoy not just the company you’re in but the entertainment as well. Student tickets are on sale now for $25. The production begins at 7:30 p.m., a perfect source of entertainment between dinner and dessert.

Opus Lounge Samantha Johnson For after-dinner desserts and drinks with a luxe touch, cozy into the low-profile tuxedo striped leather nook at Opus Lounge on King Street. Your Wisconsin date night will transform into something out of a New York metropolitan jazz-themed romance twilight, complete with the candlelight and sparkle. Known for their vast selection of stylish specialty martinis, you’ll hardly be able to settle on one of their unique concoctions. Save your close second for round two. The scene is hip enough to draw an intimate buzz, but still low enough for your whispered sweet nothings to carry. But what’s extra special is the delectable fondues. You get a plate of rich pound cake and sweet, fresh fruit to dip in your choice of warm creamy caramel or dreamy Belgian chocolate. Better yet, Opus’ daily specials include 25 percent off dessert fondues Thursdays, a perfect coincidence this year.

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Kilwin’s Chocolate Shop Forever Yogurt Tim Hadick and Elise Romas Couples on the broke college student budget can find quality dessert options at Forever Yogurt on State Street. A light, hip atmosphere surrounds customers as they choose what frozen yogurt and toppings to pile into their bowls. Sharing a fruity concoction with vanilla frozen yogurt will only set whoever’s paying back about $4. For about a buck more, go for gold with tons of chocolate yogurt and delectable chunks of brownie bites. Forever Yogurt is opened until midnight, so no worries rushing from the play on over to your final destination; you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy a nice romantic walk down State Street.

Colin Kellogg If the average heart-shaped box of chocolates just isn’t good enough for your special someone, go to Kilwin’s for gourmet, homemade treats. Kilwin’s has everything to satisfy any sweet tooth, including fudge, truffles, caramel apples, caramels and toffee. Your date will be amazed when you come to the door with any of these sugary surprises. If you’re not sure what he or she will like, take your sweetheart there before or after dinner and treat yourselves to decadent, rich drinking chocolate or classic hot chocolate. Whether your relationship is a blossoming romance or has soul mate status, Kilwin’s is the perfect place to show your Valentine you’re sweet on them!

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Wisconsin triumphs over last place Indiana 65-53 Badgers earn their 11th victory, 10th win at home in battle of B1G bottom feeders Dan Corcoran Badger Blog Editor If anyone failed to stop and look around while at the Wisconsin women’s basketball game Sunday afternoon, they might have missed it. In one of the shortest games in recent memory — taking only an hour and a half from start to finish — the Badgers got off to a quick start and held off Indiana late, defeating the Hoosiers 65-53. Wisconsin (11-13, 3-8 Big Ten) has struggled a great deal this season with a short roster, but so too has Indiana (10-14, 1-10), which only has seven scholarship players. Despite Indiana getting 20 points from its bench, the Badgers’ eight

PAIR, from 8 season averages early on as she hit a quick threepointer just two-and-ahalf minutes into the first period. That was all she could muster, however, as the Badgers spotlighted her throughout with Paige and similarly quick guard Nicole Bauman. “What we really worked on in practice was not letting her get open looks because she’s a very, very strong three-point shooter,” Paige said. “I think we missed one assignment and she ended up with that open three, so I think we did pretty good.” Sinclair saw a lot of Paige (the two players never saw the sideline), and was forced to a meager 1-of-7 shooting performance. “Morgan did a good job

MICHIGAN, from 8 Beilein said. “That was the instruction coming out, ‘We have two fouls to give, go foul.’ He turned the corner on Caris and he couldn’t get it done in time.” “We definitely wanted to foul and keep everybody in front of us but [Brust] turned the corner on him just enough where he couldn’t foul him and that was the whole idea. With Caris’s quickness we thought he could get there but he didn’t.” Ryan decides to gamble on Evans With his team up by three in the final seconds of overtime and set to inbounds the ball under its own basket, Ryan decided to make a surprising move that drew the groans and ire of many fans inside the Kohl Center. Ryan pulled out offensive

players who saw time outperformed the Hoosiers’ eight in a battle of short benches. A breakout performance by Wisconsin’s Cassie Rochel keyed the victory for UW, but Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey is still waiting for her key players to all make a mark in the same game. “There is always somebody stepping up,” Kelsey said. “We know they are capable. We just want them all to [step up] at the same time. That would be nice, in the same game.” Rochel totaled 12 points in the game — her sixth time scoring in double figures this season — but more importantly grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds. Rochel’s contributions didn’t stop in those two categories either, dishing off five assists to tie her career-high while blocking four shots and tallying three steals. Even with the wellrounded, impressive stat line for Rochel, she was

when she was assigned to her fighting over the top of ball screens or underneath ball screens,” Indiana head coach Curt Miller said. “[Aulani] looked a little tired tonight and passed on some shots she’s capable of taking.” The job of defensive stopper is one Kelsey attributes to Paige, but her team also needed her on the offensive end. Paige won the battle with Sinclair on both ends as she limited her opponent to just three and tallied herself a gamehigh 17 points. Paige made four three-pointers on the night, many times creating shots for herself. “For Morgan to play defense like that and score, that’s a lot on her,” Kelsey said. “For her to do it on both ends, that says a lot about Morgan.”

weapon Sam Dekker in a sure-fire foul and free throw situation for a struggling Ryan Evans, a player who entering the game was shooting just 42 percent from the line and had already gone 1-of-4 from the charity stripe against Michigan on the day. Evans was promptly fouled after catching the inbounds pass and proceeded to miss the first of a 1-and1, giving the Wolverines an opportunity to tie the game. Ryan, who asked Evans upon inserting him in the Iowa game this past week if he was ready to go in and shoot free throws, didn’t have a conversation with his forward. He simply said, “Go make them Ryan.” “I can’t have him so brainwashed to believe he’s not going to make them,” Ryan said pass on the inbounds play).

still quick to credit her The Badgers shot nearly teammates and coaches for 53 percent from the field their part in her stats. “I know I can play like and made six threes en this all the time,” Rochel route to their 14-point said. “One thing that I halftime lead. Morgan Paige kind of struggle with is had 14 and Jacki Gulczynski consistency, and I know chipped in another 11 to that. But it’s a team sport. lead the Badges in the half. The assists come from The two players finished with 17 and my guards 15 points, cutting respectively. hard.” “We’re really Kelsey was “My rebounds looking forward to content with how the ball come from these next games was shared my coach and moved telling me and taking every throughout the every day opportunity.” game, leading in practice that [the Morgan Paige to 16 assists in other team] junior guard the game and a season-low 12 shouldn’t get turnovers. an o-board. “Having 16 assists is really Blocks, she’s been telling me how to time my jumping, so nice,” Kelsey said. “That each of these are accredited means a lot of different people are scoring. Cassie to someone else.” In the first half, Rochel [Rochel] had 5 [assists] on was not the only one scoring her own.” “I think when we do or handing out dimes. With some impressive passing share the ball we look really and team play, Wisconsin good. It gets a lot of people involved and that’s what you put up 44 points in the half.

UPSET, from 1 dunk by Wisconsin big-man Jared Berggren. With 31 seconds left and the Badgers down three, Berggren drove through the paint before taking off and sailing over Burke, hitting the andone free throw to tie the game. Having just enough lift to make it to the hoop, he tumbled to the hardwood with the crowd roaring. “I took a few threes before that, so I knew [forward Mitch McGary] was coming hard on the close-out, probably expecting me to shoot it,” Berggren explained. “I saw an opening, attacked the rim and was just able to finish the play.” Brust — who managed only three points in the first half — led UW’s effort with 14 points (4-

HUNT, from 8 on the ice. Bemidji State maintained their momentum, outshooting UW 7-3 in the third period, but Wisconsin found a way to escape the Beavers’ last-minute surge to come away with the win. Friday night’s tie was a similar story as the Badgers saw each of their leads erased by an equalizing Beaver goal. Freshman forward Nic Kerdiles capitalized on a power play 11:55 into the first period. A shot through the crease by Woods left Kerdiles shooting at wide open net for a 1-0 Badger’s lead, but Beavers’ forward Phil

want. You don’t want one person dominating the ball.” In its loss at Ohio State Thursday night, Wisconsin was dominated on the boards, one of the key deciding factors in the decision. With the 15 boards by Rochel Sunday, Wisconsin had the advantage 38-32 in overall rebounds and more importantly 13-9 in offensive rebounds, which led to 16 second-chance points for the Badgers. After the loss to Ohio State, Rochel and the Badgers concentrated on boxing out in practice, which was quite evident in the win Sunday. “It all comes down to every little thing in that game,” Rochel said. “Ohio State, they killed us on the boards. That came down to a rebound at the end, so we’ve really been working on that in practice.” “Rebounding, you have to have heart to do it. It’s not something you really get recognized for, but tonight

I was not going to let too many [offensive] boards go.” After the first half Wisconsin’s offense slowed down drastically, only totaling 21 points in the second half and eight in the last 12 minutes. But Indiana was unable to capitalize on the door left wide open by the Badgers. The Hoosiers cut the lead to 10 with nine minutes left in the game, but could not get any closer the rest of the way. Even with the extreme lack of offense in the second half, Wisconsin found a way to close out the game and avoid falling into a last place tie in the Big Ten standings with the Hoosiers. “The new slogan is finish strong,” Paige said. “You’ll be seeing that a lot. Today, maybe not the greatest finish in the game, but we got the ‘W.’” “We’re really looking forward to these next games and taking every opportunity and doing the best that we can with it.”

of-7 from three-point range) as the Badgers shot 43.9 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from long range. Burke scored 19 points but had only four assists, well below his season average of 7.2 per game. After shooting just 37 percent from the field in the first half, Burke took the Kohl Center floor with renewed fury in the second, scoring 11 points on a combination of pull-up jumpers and deceptive moves through the lane. “He hurt us a little bit early on coming off those ball screens and we talked about just squeezing toward him, making him throw it to someone else,” Berggren said. “He hit a couple of those little runners or floaters in the lane. We just tried to make the shots as difficult as

possible for him.” Burke did miss his two three-point attempts in overtime and Michigan managed only one basket in the extra five minutes. Playing with surprising flashes of speed at points given UW’s notoriously slow pace of play, Sam Dekker energized the Badgers with nine quick points in the first half. The Badgers picked up a few baskets on fast breaks as the Kohl Center grew louder as the home squad bolted out to a nine-point lead with 7:54 left in the opening period. But Michigan climbed back as halftime neared. The Wolverines went on a 15-5 scoring in the final 7:54, enough to carry a 29-28 advantage into the locker room. The two squads traded leads for much of the

final 20 minutes before a 10-2 run put Michigan up by six — its biggest lead of the half — with 6:34 left in the game. It was a three-pointer that came from the Energizer Bunny himself, Dekker, that reversed the momentum. From there emerged one of the most exciting finishes in recent Kohl Center history, a game that will forever be tied to the unbelievable heave from Brust, a game immortalized along with upsets over Duke and then-top-ranked Ohio State in the last several years. “That one wins by far, by a long shot actually,” Brust said when asked if it was the best shot of his career at any level. “Then to be able to win the game in overtime makes it that much sweeter.”

Brewer found the back of the net with Badger goaltender Joel Rumpel out of position, tying the score halfway through the second period. However, Rumpel and the Wisconsin defense regained momentum, successfully defending a two minute five-onthree Beaver power play after Woods and junior defender Frank Simonelli were handed crosschecking and tripping penalties, respectively. “When you give up a bit of a weak [goal] you want to make up for it in a way and kind of give you team a chance to get back,” Rumpel said. Momentum from the penalty kill allowed

Wisconsin to again take the lead, as junior forward Sean Little scored with 59 seconds remaining in the second period, slicing a shot into the upper corner of the net. Though it appeared Wisconsin was ready to add to its lead, it was the Beavers who took back the momentum and UW’s chance for a win, as a shot from inside the left circle by sophomore Danny Mattson tied the game with just under 14 minutes left of play in the third period. Junior center Mark Zengerle failed to convert a one-on-one situation with Dugas off a pass up the center by

Kerdiles with seconds remaining, sending the game to overtime. “I think their D overcommitted and one slid a little and I just got down the middle,” Zengerle said. “It was a great play by Nic [Kerdiles] but no finish there.” The five-minute overtime period saw little opportunity for either team, ending the game in an unsatisfying tie. “These are the dog days of the second half of the WCHA and this weekend was one of those,” Eaves said. “We got three out of four points and now we need to get back to some basics in our own area.”


Sports Editor Nick Korger

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Michigan fails to foul before shot Wolverines’ head coach Beilein cites lack of execution to cut off right corner Nick Korger Sports Editor Déjà Vu of Alando Tucker 2005 You might be a little too young to remember, but the play you saw Ben Brust convert a last-second miracle on was actually used successfully once before. The date: Mar. 12, 2005. The place: The United Center and the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The opponent: Iowa. With 3.7 seconds remaining in the game and the score knotted at 56, point guard Kammron Taylor cut hard inside looking for the inbounds pass. However, Taylor didn’t receive the inbounds pass. Instead, it was star forward Alando Tucker on the secondary-option cut, driving the ball down the right sideline the length of the court, beating defender Adam Haluska and hitting a leaning three pointer, banking in the shot and giving the Badgers the victory. In reference to the shot, Tucker said following the game that, “We practice Kelsey Fenton The Badger Herald situations like that all Late in the second half after being fouled on a high-flying dunk, senior forward Jared Berggren made a critical free throw to keep the time to prepare for the game within reach. Berggren added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Badgers in their stunning victory over the Wolverines. situations like this, game

situations.” Apparently, practice hasn’t changed much in the past several years, as Saturday afternoon senior forward Mike Bruesewitz inbounded the ball in a very similar set play. “That was not the first time I’ve made that pass,” Bruesewitz said of his inbounds pass to Brust. “We’ve done that in practice before, we practice stuff like that. It does a good job of preparing us.” “I knew where we were going with the ball.” Good thing to, considering the first option on the play, sophomore point guard Traveon Jackson, was blanketed by a defender and would have caught the ball much deeper on the floor than Brust. “Trey [Jackson] cleared the traffic out but the best thing was Mike’s pass,” Wisconsin head coach Ryan said. “Right on the dime, on the run, (Brust) didn’t have to reach back for it, he was able to catch it all in one motion.” Both teams botch foul situation in waning seconds of regulation One of the questions Ryan was faced with by ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich following the conclusion of Wisconsin’s overtime win was the classic of a late game situation. “Why down the stretch were you not fouling?” Dakich was referring to

Michigan’s final possession of the second half, where the Wolverines’ Tim Hardaway Jr. hit a contested three-point jumper in the face of Bruesewitz to give his team a 60-57 lead with just 2.4 seconds remaining. With Michigan’s Trey Burke holding the ball for the final shot in the waning seconds, Ryan elected not to foul and disrupt the Wolverines’ set, even though his team had three fouls to give. Burke stopped and handed it off at the right wing to Hardaway, who used a screen from freshman forward Mitch McGary to get just enough separation to hit a three right in Bruesewtiz’s face. “Mike (Bruesewitz) actually reached in,” Ryan said in the postgame press conference. “If you look at the replay Mike reached in on the handoff, no call and [Hardaway Jr.] was still able to hit that three. That was a tough three.” Just a second later Brust caught the ball and heaved up his desperation three, beating Michigan defender Caris LeVert to the right sideline to escape with just enough room to release the shot. It was a play Michigan head coach John Beilein wanted his team to foul on, since they had two to give before Wisconsin reached the bonus. “We were trying to foul,”

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Wisconsin pair key in victory Sean Zak Senior Associate Sports Editor Although the wins have come few and far in between, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team has always seemed to have one final trump card in their pocket: the Kohl Center. Entering Sunday’s afternoon game against Indiana, Wisconsin had won 10 games on the season with nine of them coming on their home floor. Following an exhaustive doubleovertime loss at Ohio State Thursday, the Badgers were glad to return to their homey confines and a crowd of just more than 4,700 spectators as they topped the Hoosiers 65-53. The Badgers jolted out to a blazing start shooting more than 52 percent in the first half and extending their halftime lead to 14 points. The second half saw that lead fluctuate up and down, but the result rarely wavered in a ho-hum final 20 minutes. The smaller facets of the game were far from ho-hum, however. Whyte effective in first start Wisconsin was already working with a depleted roster when Tiera Stephen injured her left knee in the Badgers loss to the Buckeyes. Freshman Tessa Cichy filled in for most of Stephen’s minutes against Ohio State, but head coach Bobbie Kelsey’s substitution of choice Sunday was fellow freshman Dakota Whyte. In her first start for Wisconsin, the Canada native played a nearperfect first half. With her teammates finding her as the outlet after each defensive stop and rebound, Whyte ran the point in an up-tempo style, forcing the issue on an Indiana team that struggled to score in the

latter part of the first period. “[Dakota] doesn’t walk the ball up, that’s not her,” Kelsey said. “Sometimes that gets her in trouble … but I like that about Dakota. “She is learning to be a point guard and read the situation in front of her. If she has it, push it, I don’t mind that.” Whyte has learned well. She tallied four assists in the opening half, with two of them coming in back-toback minutes as Wisconsin extended their lead to 11 at 35-24. It wasn’t until the last minute of the first half that Indiana forced Whyte into her first turnover. Although Stephen started and played most of the second half for the Badgers, Whyte still saw an increased role from her 11.7-minute average throughout the season. Her 17 minutes were progressive news for a Wisconsin roster that has been working with essentially a 7-player rotation as of late. Even though she only garnered two minutes of time in the second half, it was the final stretch of the first half where Whyte was the lead guard and helped the Badgers construct the lead that they would eventually win by. “I was a little nervous with Tiera not being able to play the whole game,” Kelsey said. “But I think Dakota did a nice job out there.” Sinclair shut down On the other side of the floor, Wisconsin also received a gutsy performance defensively, this one coming from junior guard Morgan Paige. Paige drew the defensive assignment of guarding Indiana’s leading scorer Aulani Sinclair. The Hoosiers’ senior forward entered Sunday’s affair averaging 16.8 points per game overall with her 12.5 scoring average in conference games good enough for 17th-best in the Big Ten. Sinclair looked well on her way to meeting those

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Jen Small The Badger Herald

Junior forward Mark Zengerle had the chance to give UW a win Friday late in the game after he found himself open in front of the net with seconds remaining on the clock, but he was foiled by the goalie.

UW still in conference title hunt Badgers tie Beavers 2-2 Friday, win 3-2 Saturday to earn valuable 3 points in WCHA Caroline Sage Associate Sports Editor In striving to find their way to the top of the WCHA standings, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team battled for a crucial victory against Bemidji State Saturday, winning 3-2 after a disappointing tie Friday night. The Badgers (12-9-7, 9-6-7 WCHA) now sit tied for fifth place in the WCHA with 25 points — after earning three of four possible points this weekend — but are just six points back from first place. While Saturday’s win showed improvement from Friday’s 2-2 draw, the team struggled to remain consistent throughout the game, seeing a 3-0 lead become a one-goal game.

“I think the mood after the game was we got the two points, we landed a wounded plane, if you will,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “The fuel engine was on fire we got it on the tarmac which is a good thing. We’ve had a couple of storms here.” Both the Badgers and Beavers (5-17-6, 4-13-5 WCHA) came out Saturday with an intensity and energy unseen Friday night. UW got out to an early lead, scoring two goals in the first 13 minutes of play. Junior forward Keegan Meuer found himself with a wide open net 6:24 into the game after Beaver goaltender Mathieu Dugas found himself out of position behind the net and the puck heading for the back of the goal.

Sophomore forward Brendan Woods followed up with a goal in the twelfth minute off a pass by junior forward Michael Mersch across the slot that Dugas did not have time to adjust for. Freshman defenseman Kevin Schulze brought the Wisconsin to a commanding threegoal advantage halfway though the second period. However the Beavers showed no signs of defeat and found themselves on a power play late in the second period after a tripping call on senior forward Derek Lee — who returned to the ice Saturday after missing the previous three games with a concussion. Senior forward Aaron McLeod quickly punished UW, getting the last touch on

a lose puck in front of UW goaltender Landon Peterson just 15 seconds into the power play. “We had the wind behind our back the first two periods I’d say, and we kind of let it slip away from us in the third,” Woods said. “They got a little spark.” After starting the third period on the penalty kill due to a holding call late in the second, the Beavers successfully fended off a Wisconsin power play and brought their deficit to one just 3:14 into the period. The absence of sophomore defenseman Jake McCabe due to an ankle injury and junior forward Tyler Barnes — who was sidelined for the game due to internal reasons — was apparent

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