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December Film Preview: It’s ‘kind of a big deal’ It may be the end of the year, but movie season, with flicks like ‘Anchorman 2’ and ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ is escalating quickly.

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Ten books that Gov. Scott Walker didn’t write Walker released his book ‘Unintimidated’ last month, giving his take on the protests and recall election. But what could he have written in an alternate universe?




Phone privacy could change New legislation would alter process for using tracking information in court Christin Tang Reporter









UWPD reviews game days Aliya Iftikhar Campus Editor Described as the “craziest arrestâ€? the University of Wisconsin Police Department handled this year, the last home football game Saturday saw a UW student strip off his T-shirt in an attempt to streak across the ďŹ eld before being apprehended by stadium oďŹƒcials. The streaker, Cade Peregoy, was cited for both entering the playing surface and underage drinking,

UWPD spokesperson Marc Lovicott said. UWPD is still trying to determine where he came from and how he entered the ďŹ eld, Lovicott said. “[The streaker] somehow eluded oďŹƒcers and security and was almost able to make it to the south end zone ‌ this hasn’t happened in years,â€? Lovicott said. The arrest was one of 18 citations made during Saturday’s game, according to UWPD data. Over the seven home games, UWPD cited an

average of 14.7 students per game, arrested an average of 14.4 students per game and ejected an average of 26.1 students per game. UWPD transported on average 3.17 students per game to detox with the exception of the first home game against the University of Michigan, in which no data regarding detox transportations was provided. The highest recorded blood alcohol content level from a preliminary breath test occurred at Saturday’s

game against Pennsylvania State University at 0.33. Six students were also transported to detox during the game, the highest of all home games this season. Lovicott said UWPD had maintained similar alcohol policies as previous years but was concerned about the high blood alcohol levels they had seen. Lovicott said UWPD generally sees higher intoxication levels during the first and last games

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On the heels of a bill that would increase protection of Internet privacy, Wisconsin legislators introduced a bipartisan bill that would prohibit tracking of cell phones by police unless they have warrants. The bill would also create a process for obtaining such a warrant, in addition to allowing for certain exceptions for tracking. One of 22 sponsors of the bill in the assembly, Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, helped develop the bill after initially working on a separate bill regarding social media password protection earlier in the year. “As I was researching and drafting that bill I had seen people across the country introducing similar bills to [the bill] and had some conversations with various people like Rep. Rob Hutton [R-Brookfield] who was working on something very similar,� Sargent said. “We decided to collaborate and create this bill.� The bill would directly affect law enforcement because it would introduce a new process for using information obtained from phones in court, Sargent said. Current law allows for officers to simply request the data from telephone companies. “[The bill] is really in regards to location data available through cell phones,� Sargent said.

“This bill will require that law enforcement will get a warrant for the data available through cell phones and other electronic devices.� Marc Lovicott, spokesperson for University of Wisconsin Police Department, said he was concerned that there would be difficulties in helping protect those at risk of harming themselves or others. Sargent said this will not be an issue due to stipulations for timesensitive data, which would allow for law enforcement to collect information without following protocol if, for example, there is a threat of injury or death. “It’s definitely a Fourth Amendment issue for me, what your expectations of privacy are,� Sargent said. “We need to bring our laws up to date with the time. People don’t realize that law enforcement agencies are able to collect this data without warrant.� The bill would not limit law enforcement’s ability to collect data so much as to regulate it and ensure that it is admissible in court, Sargent said. “In the conversations I’ve had with law enforcement, they’re supportive of [the bill],� Sargent said. “They don’t want to get information and have it not be usable in court. They want everything they do to only help with their job. And the fact that we do

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UW student introduces new ‘Holiday Hangover’ Cogan Schneier City Editor When University of Wisconsin senior Travis Price heard his friend’s idea for a Christmas stocking that dispensed beverages, he said he immediately saw the commercial potential for a unique holiday gift. Price and his friend Jack Mulroe, a student

at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, got to work on their creation at the beginning of this year. After months of design, logistics and good old fashioned hard work, the Holiday Hangover is now available for sale, Price said. “It’s a Christmas stocking that dispenses your drink of choice,� Price said. “It can handle anything from

water and juices to alcohols, mixed drinks, hot chocolate ... really anything you want.� Price said the stocking holds about 2.25 liters -- the equivalent of approximately two wine bottles. He said the stocking itself is “deceivingly large.� The container inside the stocking that holds liquid is also dishwasher-safe and

reusable, Price said. He added that the outside of the stocking is stain resistant. He said the product’s versatility is a big selling point. “So, if you want to switch the liquid from a gin and tonic to peppermint schnapps and hot chocolate, you can do that,� Price said. “It’s made for a kitchen environment, somewhere

where you can get it dirty and still use it for years to come.� Price said Mulroe came to him with the idea for the stocking because he often works with his hands and enjoys building in his free time. After the two decided to pursue the idea, Price said he spent his summer experimenting with different materials and

testing ways to dispense the liquid. Price said designing the product was much more work than he anticipated. Challenges included constructing the container for the stocking with the right physics so that the spout at the bottom would work correctly and finding

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Law school looks to change classes UW faculty are designing new curriculum to better prepare students for post-grad jobs Taylor Murphy Reporter The University of Wisconsin Law School is looking to make changes to its curriculum after seeing a sharp decline in law school applicants over the past few years. This past year, applicants have been down 31 percent throughout the nation and UW’s numbers have been pretty consistent with that, Rebecca Scheller, assistant dean for admissions and financial aid at UW Law School, said. The general consensus about the decreased

applications is that people are concerned about the cost and effort of going to law school, Michael Keller, assistant dean for career and professional development at the UW Law School, said. Law students put time and money into earning their degrees, and -- with the job market not being the way it always was -- the incentive to attend law school continues to decrease, Keller said. Keller said ever since the 2008 Great Recession hit, many things with the legal industry changed.

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Cade Peregoy was one of 18 UW students cited by UWPD after he ran on the ďŹ eld and attempted to take his clothes o.



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Rhodes Scholar will study development UW senior says he plans to focus on preventative medicine policies Aliya Iftikhar Campus Editor Following a decision to apply for the Rhode’s Scholarship just four weeks prior to the deadline, Drew Birrenkott, a fifthyear University of Wisconsin senior triple majoring in biomedical engineering, biochemistry and political science, was named one of the 32 recipients of the scholarship. How does it feel to be a recipient of the Rhodes scholarship? It’s been really surreal. It’s taking a couple of days to sink in. I think the big thing is it’s really a testament to my two communities, McFarland and UW, and all of the great mentors and teachers I’ve had along the way that helped me pursue my passions and given me the skills to do that. The Rhodes scholarship is exciting because it’s looking to the next step. It’s giving me the opportunity to study at Oxford and study the things I’m most passionate about and learn the skills I really need as I move forward. How did you decide on your triple major and get through the heavy course load? I came in wanting to do political science and biomedical engineering. They were two competing passions I had, so I was doing that right off the bat and what was interesting is I realized how they intertwined with each other. I realized that particularly when I was working in Kenya and I thought I was going to be doing all this engineering with Engineers Without Borders. However,

I realized it was a split where it was mostly working with community members and trying to do community organization and that drew on my political science experience … which was kind of a surprise. That confirmed my interest in both of those fields. Biochemistry came later as I realized it would be excellent preparation for medical school. I had done a program in India and had a lot of biochemistry experience and realized I wanted to expand on that knowledge and decided to pursue it. What areas of study do you want to focus on at Oxford? I’m hoping to do a masters of philosophy in development studies that focuses on developing countries and looks at all the different things that factor into life care so economic situations, political and cultural situations, education and the health aspects. What issues in international development and health do you want to focus on? It comes down a lot to preventative medicine; medicine is kind of two different things. In the United States we focus on treating illnesses when they crop up but the other side of the coin is the preventative side, what can we do to prevent chronic illnesses before they even start? That’s something that I’ve seen is lacking not only in developing countries, but also in the United States and I think that’s really unfortunate because I think we can avoid a lot of the chronic diseases if we just try to find them before they even start. What are you most looking forward to at Oxford? Just the opportunity

it gives me. I was at Oxford through a program in the biochemistry department in 2012 and I was really struck by the atmosphere there; it’s very intellectual. Everybody is always thinking about different things that may not necessarily relate to their field, and they’re sort of sharing ideas and that atmosphere where you really get to think about things you hold so close and look at them and examine them and take them to the next level. Tell me about your experiences with Engineers without Borders. Engineers Without Borders has really been a learning opportunity for me. It taught me the biggest challenges with development. I spent a lot of time in Kenya on irrigation and realized a lot of the challenges people face in development projects. For example, something we realized was a major problem but the people in community didn’t realize the water was a problem. When we pumped the purified water they would say it doesn’t taste any different. It was just realizing these projects are not going to be successful if the community doesn’t realize that something is an issue and is really passionate about fixing it. How can current students make the most of their time at UW? The big thing is to find your passion. Our campus is so big we have opportunities to just do just about everything you can think of. I would urge all of my fellow classmates, if they haven’t already, to find something they’re passionate about and dive in and never look back. This article was edited for clarity.

With the recent special election of Jesse Rodriguez as the first Hispanic Republican in the state Assembly, Rodriguez joins a short list of only seven minority legislators in the 132-member state Legislature. As of 2007, there were two African-American senators and six representatives, according to a report from the state Legislative Reference Bureau. Only one senator was Hispanic. Overall, Hispanics and women were the two demographic groups most underrepresented by the Legislature. Today, there are two AfricanAmerican senators, Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, and Sen. Nikiya Harris, D-Milwaukee, and five Assembly legislators of either African or Latino descent. All but Rodriguez are Democrats from Milwaukee. “What I see is that there is not a fair and equal representation, especially for African Americans, and that is not right, and there is no way that it could be right,” Linda Hoskins, president of the Madison chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said. Hoskins said the lack of racial representation in the Legislature can have negative effects on the white majority as well as minority groups. Ensuring there are legislators who will represent all citizens in the state, regardless of race, and make laws that will be fair and beneficial for all is extremely important, Hoskins said. “Jessie Rodriguez … will be a staunch advocate for lowering taxes on Wisconsin families and will be a leader in the efforts to provide each and every child in Wisconsin access to a world class education,” Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Brad Courtney said in a statement. Hoskins said the promise of a female Hispanic legislator with goals to vote in the interests of all of her constituents is one of the solutions to the problem of race underrepresentation in government. Hoskins added redistricting is needed to allow minority votes to count as the votes

of “first-class” citizens in the state. She added she believes this will allow individuals who are dedicated, qualified and devoted to get elected to office and make a difference. U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, testified in front of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of the state in 2012 and said, “Throughout my years in the Wisconsin State Legislature, I sought to investigate, express and represent the concerns of minority residents.” Moore’s work in the

“There should be open-minded, common sense people to represent all people.

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Legislature included supporting the expansion of the state’s welfare programs and opposing voter ID legislation that could disenfranchise minority communities. “Each of the above instances, in which I fought for a particular policy outcome, reflected the particular concerns of Milwaukee’s minority community,” Moore said in 2012. Hoskins said she believes more such representatives should be elected to the Legislature. “America should be land of the free and home of the brave,” Hoskins said. “Any nationality that is a citizen should be able to run for office and win. But the way it’s set up, you can’t win in certain districts, and that is a problem.” The election of Rodriguez is particularly historic because it goes against the established norms in the Legislature. A Wisconsin LRB report showed there were no Hispanic legislators until 1999 and that the number of female legislators has leveled off and even declined in recent years. “Color plays an important part in America,” Hoskins said. “There should be openminded, common sense people to represent all people.”

Courtesy of Travis Price The product allows people to conceal alcoholic beverages inside stockings.

LAW SCHOOL, page 1 Law firms began to lay off employees, which had a ripple effect, and those changes are still affecting the industry today, he said. “People five, six years ago would have gotten multiple offers, if they were in the top of their class, but law firms are now requiring so much more,” Keller said. After the economy tanked, fewer people could afford attorneys and basic legal advice could be accessed online, according to reporting from Madison’s NBC 15. Employment rates for recent law school graduates have dropped 7 percent, reporting from

NBC 15 said. Some firms are not even looking to hire students right after graduation, Keller said. Many law firms are now looking for applicants with two to seven years of experience, he said. Because of the recession, law firms do not want to spend the time and money to train students immediately after graduation, he said. “Firms are asking for more and paying for less,” Keller said. Previously larger law firms had a tendency to use grades as a strong indicator of whether or not to take on graduates, Keller said. However, the system has become stricter over the last

few years, and firms are not only looking for grades but emotional intelligence and strong interview skills, he said. Because law firms are looking for graduates that are more “practice ready,” UW Law School has made its legal research and writing component credits available both in the fall and spring to better prepare students for the experience employers are looking for, Scheller said. “Students used to be able to graduate in the top 10 percent of their class and be able to go to a great law firm after graduation,” Scheller said, adding that employers are

now looking for career and professional development or ultimately, “the whole package.” Scheller said UW law students will benefit from long-standing commitment to clinical programs as well as getting to talk to clients and interact with them. This will hopefully better prepare them for their experiences after graduation, she said. Scheller and Keller said changes are not just being made at UW, but across the country. The industry is getting more creative and more competitive, and this is something all law programs will have to adjust to, they said.

HANGOVER, page 1 a way to securely hang the stocking, which can weigh three pounds when full. “I’m continually frustrated with it,” Price said. “We still run into problems now. I would be up until the wee hours of the night most nights just in my head trying to figure out solutions. You don’t really realize how much effort goes into making a product but it’s a lot more than you think. But it’s the little details that make the product great.” Price continues to face challenges as the holiday season has begun. He has to balance school with working on the company, he said. Weekly activities include conference calls with

manufacturers, trademark and copyright lawyers and coordinating with Mulroe and other family members involved in the business. The Holiday Hangover has its own page on Kickstarter, where investors can get rewards including a custom embroidered Holiday Hangover. With one week left on the investment site, Price’s company has met almost 40 percent of its goal. Price said his advice for other entrepreneurialminded students should just “go for it.” “Don’t be afraid to take the leap,” Price advised his fellow self-starting students. “If you have an idea and you’re passionate about it just go for it, try it ... I just think you’re gonna learn by doing, so don’t be afraid.”

The Badger Herald | News | Monday, December 2, 2013 PHONE, page 1 have exemptions for timesensitive cases helps quell concern there.” The bill will affect city and county police departments more than campus police departments due to the nature of information collecting, Lovicott said. “Our [department doesn’t] have the information to track locations,” Lovicott said. “We work with Dane County. It’s a little too premature for me to comment on how this will affect us.” Regardless, the police would have a standardized method for taking and using cell phones, Sargent said. “In my opinion this is going to protect citizens’ privacy,” Sargent said. “It’ll protect your Fourth Amendment right and then give them clean information

GAME DAYS, page 1 of the season. At the beginning of the year, there are new students that are adjusting to the environment and may not know how much alcohol they can handle, Lovicott said. At the end of the year, people party harder and “want to go out with a bang,” Lovicott said. There is also a new population as much of the audience consists of people visiting over Thanksgiving, Lovicott said.

they can use for prosecution, and not be thrown out in court. They will have gone through getting the information through protocol as opposed to being dismissed by the court.”

People don’t “realize that law enforcement agencies are able to collect this data without a warrant.

Rep. Melissa Sargent D-Madison Although the bipartisan bill just entered into the introduction phase, Sargent said she is looking forward to the bill passing in the spring and “so far [the sponsors] are hearing good things.”

The game against Indiana University had the lowest number of incidents with five citations, five arrests, eight ejections and one detox transportation. The highest BAC level recorded for the game was 0.29, which was the lowest in comparison to all other home games. Lovicott said the lower level of incidents likely corresponded with the bad weather that weekend. “Weather absolutely will predict type of crowd we have,” Lovicott said.




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Official state language is unwarranted, undemocratic Jared Mehre Columnist A recent poll conducted by U.S. English, Inc. determined that 84 percent of Wisconsinites support making English the state’s official language. This has brought back into the limelight a bill written by Rep. André Jacque, R-De Pere, that would do just that. By making English the official language of Wisconsin, the bill would require that all state and local government documents be written in English. The bill does include eight exceptions to this rule, in cases such as conducting a criminal trial, promoting trade and protecting the health of a

citizen. While the bill would save Wisconsin taxpayers money currently spent printing documents in other languages, it would restrict the access that new citizens have to government documents. It is undeniable that English is the most common language spoken in the state of Wisconsin. In fact, 4.6 million of this state’s five million residents claim to speak only English. This means barely five percent of this state’s residents use another language more than English. Why should we ostracize a small percentage of our state citizenry to save a meager amount on printing? The bill’s author claims that making English the state language would give immigrants a greater incentive to learn English and better their chances of achieving the American Dream. First off, immigrants do

not need greater incentives to learn English in this state. An overwhelming majority of people in this state speak English, and it is unfathomable to me that anyone could get by in the state of Wisconsin without learning at least a conversational level of English. Secondly, as far as the American Dream is concerned, I revert to the old stand-by: We are a nation of immigrants and in particular a state of immigrants. The 2010 Census revealed that Wisconsinites’ heritage is 42.6 percent German, 10.9 percent Irish, 9.3 percent Polish, 8.5 percent Norwegian among other nationalities. People want to hold onto their heritage even if they were not born in the land of their ancestors. If someone emigrates to Wisconsin and goes through the process of becoming a citizen, I fail to

see why we, as a nation of immigrants, should deny them the convenience of reading their government’s documents in their native tongue. This brings me to another point. Learning a foreign language, especially English, is incredibly difficult and achieving fluency is an even greater feat. Learning a language fluently takes most people years. Even after a person has mastered the vocabulary, grammar and syntax of a language there still remain the cultural connotations of the words. Words take on different meanings depending on how they are used. For example, the word glass can refer to a container that holds liquids or a substance that makes up windows. Beyond this, words take on different meanings based on the culture or geographic region in which they are used. Wisconsin has many examples of this right here.

There will always be the debate whether you drink water from a drinking fountain or a bubbler. While bubbler is the correct term for the apparatus that one drinks from, I think that it would be difficult to find an apt translation of bubbler into any other language. Why should we deny government documents such as driver license exams, fishing applications or (most importantly) ballots from non-native speaker who may not know English at a proficient level? Why should immigrants who become citizens be denied government documents in their native language? Government documents are hard enough for native speakers to decipher in English. Non-native English speakers would face far more difficult challenges, trying to decipher what the text of bill or ballot may mean.

This bill will only cause our state great harm by leaving thousands of citizens uninformed about government issues. Lastly, making English the official state language of Wisconsin will hurt diversity and add momentum to the Englishonly movement that currently grips America. We should not be shaming citizens for asking to read their government documents in a language that they understand more fluently. It is wrong to make people feel distant from their heritage. We are a nation of immigrants, and we must respect people’s desire to connect with their ancestry in whatever written form they may choose. Jared Mehre (mehre@ is a junior majoring in sociology, political science and legal studies.

University could improve campus safety with app Briana Reilly Columnist The University of Wisconsin faces serious problems regarding sexual assaults and dating violence. Although organizations at UW have willingly stepped forward to address this problem, sexual assault remains a serious issue, and there is still much that can be done to reduce the rate of violent crime on campus. One of the simplest ways to do this is installing an app. Recently I spoke with Peter Cahill, CEO of LifeLine Response, who developed an app in 2012 that improves the personal security of its users. Candidly speaking, this app is an amazing tool. Imagine it’s 2:00 a.m. on a Friday morning and you are getting ready to leave College Library to head back to your apartment, a mere 15 minutes away. Since buses don’t run at this hour, and your friends aren’t around to walk back with you, you head out in the dark alone. Under normal circumstances, you’d obviously be feeling nervous and vulnerable. However, using LifeLine Response would provide you with peace of mind and security. Here’s how it works: Once LifeLine Response is activated, the user places his or her thumb over the phone. If that person’s thumb slips off - for example, in the event of an attack - local authorities or campus police will be made aware of his or her GPS location and physical information in 15 seconds. If the app is not deactivated within 15 seconds, a voice and alarm will sound, alerting all in hearing range that the police are on their way. This will effectively scare off an attacker in most cases and leave the would-be victim safe. LifeLine Response has also developed a

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platform for universities called LifeLine EDU. As Cahill shared with me, LifeLine EDU is already in use at more than 30 colleges across the country, including Ohio State University. The student government at Penn State University intends to have the app implemented and deployed by mid-January. Four other Big Ten schools have scheduled pilot LifeLine EDU programs for this January. An overwhelming 92 percent of app users at one Big Ten school say that LifeLine EDU makes them feel significantly safer, and 96 percent of them say every student should have it. Why is it that UW students don’t have access to LifeLine EDU? Well, it isn’t for lack of trying. Cahill assured me that he has made several attempts since 2012 to contact UW administrators (although he declined to say who specifically). He has also reached out to specific organizations on campus, which expressed interest but unfortunately lacked the power to do much. Price isn’t an issue either. The app normally costs $21.99, but it would be made available to college students for only $2 to $7. Other colleges that have made this safety measure available to students were charged a flat rate, and students ended up paying a few extra dollars per year in tuition. This definitely seems like a sound investment, especially considering that it can combat the ugly statistics college-aged students face. One in four women who attend college will experience sexual assault before graduating. The implications of this fact are astonishing when put in context. Take UW for example. Our female undergraduate population is approximately 15,000, which means that 3,750 young women will be

violated during their time here on campus. This fact was initially presented to me during Student Orientation and Registration. I expected speakers to focus on how awful that statistic is and take time to assure us that our future alma mater was doing everything in its power to keep each and every student safe. Instead, I heard a foreboding, “don’t let this happen to you” message. While it is true that students can take some preventative measures to combat sexual assault — such as walking home with a group of friends, not alone — it is crucial to understand that the perpetrator is wholly responsible. Furthermore, the university can be held accountable for actions of violence against its students, according to the ruling in Mullins vs. Pine Manor College. It was found that “colleges have a duty to take reasonable measures to protect their students against foreseeable criminal acts of third parties.” “Reasonable measures” leaves a great deal open to interpretation. Regardless, UW does not seem to be doing all it can to protect students from forseeable acts of sexual assault. This leaves room for undergraduates to take charge and increase allaround campus safety. Peter’s specific short run goal is to reduce sexual assaults on campuses throughout the United States. This should be a priority at UW as well. Implementing LifeLine EDU at this university would be a conscious effort to combat sexual assaults and foster a safe environment for each and every student. Briana Reilly ( is a freshman intending to major in journalism and international studies.



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Eight books Scott Walker did not publish this November Gov. Scott Walker’s memoir ‘Unintimidated’ hit shelves two weeks ago. Below are several books that the governor did not write, but could have in an alternate reality.

1 Intimidated Kill Deer Like a Governor in Six Easy Steps 2 Campaigning Made Easy 3 4 Who Needs Higher Education? I didn’t. 5 Leaves of Grass Totally Not Recalled 6 Solidarity is for the Weak 7 Balancing State Budgets for Dummies 8 Title of a rough draft of the memoir later published as “Unintimidated.” An editor convinced Walker to change the title.

Equal parts self-help advice from Walker and field guide for the avid buck hunter, this book features color photos of Walker gutting and cleaning impressive deer. Includes an instructional video.

“Managing an gubernatorial campaign isn’t hard,” Walker writes, adding “just have your employees do everything.” He goes on to urge caution, emphasizing the need for secret email accounts.

Leading off with the reflection “I always thought college was for nerds,” Walker discusses the value or lack therof of college. Don’t miss his remorseless account of slashing the University of Wisconsin System’s budget.

Walker did not write this book. Actually, it is a book of poetry written by Walt Whitman in 1855.

Walker’s autobiographical account of the 2011 recall elections, published under a title playing off of the 1990s blockbuster starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The highlight has to be the chapter, “Bring it on.”

A meticulous account of the abolishment of collective bargaining and the ensuing protests, this manifesto culminates in an extensive discussion of Walker’s philosophical disagreement with unionized labor.

A do-it-yourself style introduction to fiscal policy for the conservative state politicians. Draws on the governor’s experiences in Wisconsin and comes in an attractive yellow and black paperback.

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32 Ways to go: Abbr. 33 Breathtaking creatures? 34 Checks out 35 Part of a Halloween dinner? 38 Pricey violin 41 Icicle site 42 ___ salad 45 Bed size 46 Part of a Halloween dinner? 49 One pushing the envelope? 51 Something found on a chemist’s table 52 Certain Halloween costumes, for short 53 “Battling Bella” of ’70s politics 55 State

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6 | The Badger Herald | Arts | Monday, December 2, 2013

december MOVIE PREVIEW BESS DONOGHUE As the holiday season continues, December is turning into a busy month for theaters. While the impending awards season may be the cause for a rush of quality film, audiences can be confident that any trip to the theater over the next several weeks will be well worth the time. Although each weekend is rife with

buzzworthy films, here is a preview of six in particular that range in content, genre and audience anticipation. From the next David O. Russell film to a news broadcaster sequel to a movie with Hollywood female superstars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, December has plenty to offer for any holiday moviegoer.



It’s been nine years since the first “Anchorman” film. But Ron Burgundy, played by Will Ferrell (“The Campaign”), is back in his maroon suede suit, ready to tackle a 24-hours news station in New York City after the success of their news station in San Diego comes to an end. Steve Carell (“The Way, Way Back”), Paul Rudd (“Admission”) and David Koechner (“The Office”) also come back to join Burgundy’s news team. Many other popular Hollywood stars show up in cameos to engage in this “classy” film about American journalism. Given the time it’s taken to develop the sequel, audiences will most likely be in for a treat. It’s the perfect film to see over the holiday season with family. (Dec. 20)

The latest film from directing/ screenwriting duo Joel and Ethan Coen (“True Grit”), “Inside Llewyn Davis” looks at a week in the life of Llewyn Davis, played by Oscar Isaac (“The Bourne Legacy”) as he attempts to navigate the Greenwich Village folk music scene in 1961. “Davis” won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival this summer — one of the renowned festival’s most prestigious awards. The Coen brothers describe this film as not really having a plot, but as it continues to receive more and more critical acclaim, one can only assume the lack of a traditional plot is effectively pulled off. The cast also includes Carey Mulligan (“The Great Gatsby”), John Goodman (“Flight”) and Justin Timberlake (“Bad Teacher”). (Dec. 20) Courtesy of CBS Films

August: Osage County

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Saving Mr. Banks

American Hustle

Upon learning about his diagnosis with HIV, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof is determined to find a way to sur vive the disease. When he learns about the development of AZT in Mexico, still under testing by the Federal Drug Administration, he abandons his rock ’n’ roll lifestyle to sneak the medicine back into the United States. His attempts are not only to save himself, but also others unable to find medical suppor t as the government continues research without providing any results. As Woodroof brings others into the scheme, they must determine how much they’re willing to push the law in order to save others. Based on a true story set in Dallas in 1985, the film stars a very slim Matthew McConaughey (“Mud”) as Ron and Jennifer Garner (“The Odd Life of Timothy Green”) as his doctor. (In theaters now.)

Emma Thompson (“Brave”) plays English author P.L. Travers, whose success with her story about a nanny with a flying umbrella called “Mary Poppins” attracts the attention of renowned children’s story enthusiast and filmmaker Walt Disney. Played by Tom Hanks (“Captain Phillips”), Disney wants to adapt the magic of Mary Poppins much to the disinterest of Travers. As their collaboration continues, Disney star ts to realize how the story of Mary Poppins parallels Travers’ past. The film also stars Colin Farrell (“Seven Psychopaths”), Paul Giamatti (“12 Years a Slave”) and B.J. Novak (“The Office”). From director John Lee Hancock (“The Blind Side”), this film seeks to share the story behind the story of a forever childhood classic. (Dec. 13)

Following great critical success in the last couple years, director David O. Russell brings together a couple former collaborators for “American Hustle,” the story of an FBI operation in the late 1970s and early 1980s that targeted criminals trafficking stolen proper ty. This new flick stars Russell collaborators Christian Bale and Amy Adams from “The Fighter” and “Silver Lining Playbook’s” Rober t DeNiro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (who won an Academy Award for her performance in that film). Also in the cast is Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”). With an all-star cast, exciting costumes and a great soundtrack, “Hustle” is a strong contender in the awards season. (Dec. 13)

A story about unusual familial relations, “August: Osage County” is based on the play of the same name, which won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play. After a crisis brings its family members back to Oklahoma, the relatives star t to take a look at their individual lives as well as their relationships with those around them. The film boasts strong female characters played by strong, renowned actresses: Meryl Streep (“Hope Springs”) and Julia Rober ts (“Mirror, Mirror”). The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch (“12 Years a Slave”), Abigail Breslin (“The Call”) and Ewan McGregor (“The Impossible”). With a successful debut in festivals this fall, this film looks to be a strong contender in the upcoming awards season. (Dec. 25)

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Awards important for directors despite favoritism White, male juries don’t negate buzz prominent honors give indie movies Spencer Semonson Class Critic Columnist As the year draws to a close, the blogs are already aflutter with excitement about the awards show season, which will take over the first three months of next year. Though films with promise generally come with buzz upon release, it’s time to start the process of elimination to determine who will be the best of the best. Who deserves the praise, the pageantry and glamor of an award? Every year, without fail, I get caught up in it all — the ranked lists by movie critics, the vlogs and videos by the online community and weird shouting matches over who deserves it more — the young ingénue or

the seasoned veteran? Though it’s all a little much — especially considering that the entire premise of awards shows is rich people giving other rich people golden idols — the event still holds significant meaning. To the public, award shows govern what they will watch, either in rentals or online streaming. To those in the industry, it’s a benchmark of talent and signals to others that one has a serious craft that lends itself to great performances, direction, cinematography and so on. There are many different awards out there, and some hold significant weight compared to others. For example, the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes are oftentimes seen as more important than the Independent Spirit Awards or People’s Choice Awards, though each honor actors in the film industry. Though the Oscars

aren’t quite as important to me now, they were everything to me when I started watching movies on my own. If a film was even nominated, it would go straight into the Netflix queue and arrive a couple short days later. I consider the awards significant to my development as a film lover, and I still watch them every year with my hairbrush in hand so I can give my Best Original Screenplay acceptance speech. Still, there’s a lot about the awards that I no longer value. For one thing, there’s considerable favoritism by the voters in the Academy. A poll from the 2013 Oscars shows that of the 5,765 voting members, 94 percent were white, 77 percent were male, two percent were black and less than two percent were Latino. More than 80 percent of voters were older than 50. Many of these people are from the same demographics, with the same ideas of

what a good movie is. As a result, a huge number of winners are generally white Americans, though the awards also honor foreign films and people from every background. Awards are becoming less and less important with the boom in internet reviewing. Every year, lists are compiled by people online in an effort to crown the best movies from that year. Oftentimes films considered less important artistically are in the top bracket. These include action films, animated films and even hard-tolove avant-garde films that rarely see love from different award circles. People are gravitating more and more towards this online medium now that it’s easier access to films of a wide variety. Though many people still look to these awards for confirmation that their choices are superior, there are so many differing opinions of

what constitutes “good” in film. The internet is littered with “Best Films of All Time” lists, and they generally take from a wide scope of what constitutes best. A lot of it is taste, but I think everyone feels a bit alienated by large award shows because of their limited view. Though the awards may not always choose the most unique picks, they do provide one crucial service to filmgoers: introducing audiences to a bevy of films they might never have seen without the stamp of approval from the governing bodies that vote for awards. Films with real heart, little financing and limited release can get huge publicity from the award show season, and the people making these films get to make more films because of this increased publicity. Take, for example, Jennifer Lawrence. She acted in the very small

and independent film “Winter’s Bone” and got her very first Oscar nomination in 2010. This led to her being part of “The Hunger Games” franchise and her later win for Best Actress in 2012. Many big names in the industry only got credit for their work because of these awards. When Kathryn Bigelow won the Oscar for “The Hurt Locker,” she was the first female director to ever win the award. Though she has directed impacting films in the past, she gets much more attention now, which is pivotal for women who work in film. Whether you curse the awards season or revel in its glitz and media firestorm, know that it does a little good for the filmmakers we all know and love so much. This year I will be sitting on the couch, hairbrush in hand, ready to be swept up in it all as I have every year before.

The Badger Herald | Sports | Monday, December 2, 2013


Men’s hockey swept by No. 2 Minnesota After falling Friday 4-1, Badgers battle back Saturday, but lose at last second Dan Corcoran Men’s Hockey Writer

Caroline Sage Men’s Hockey Writer Following the opening night loss to the No. 1-ranked Golden Gophers, Wisconsin matched Minnesota stride for stride Saturday evening and it appeared the Badgers were going to force overtime Saturday evening at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. But the Gophers jumped on a turnover with under a minute to play, and Seth Ambroz tallied his fourth goal of the series with 26 seconds left in regulation to stun Wisconsin 4-3. According to Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves, his players held their own against the nation’s top team both evenings. He said, however, the team couldn’t find enough in the tank to salvage any points, as the Badgers (4-51 overall, 0-2 Big Ten) were swept in Minneapolis for just the first time since 2006. “Well, I think we played a very tough team pretty well. It was 2-1 with 10 minutes to go [Friday] night. It was 3-3 here [tonight] with less than 30 seconds. When you work this hard and get this close and don’t win, it hurts. So I think we have to build on that hurt and get better,” Eaves said. The game’s deciding play

PSU, page 8 was O’Brien’s second time facing Wisconsin in his short career as head coach, but the second time his team has escaped the Badgers in a tight game. “Their coaches on offense -- they got us today,” Andersen said. And though many coaching decisions don’t wield a distinct presence throughout a game, one of them caught Wisconsin far too off guard.

DEFENSE, page 8 Wisconsin began to have trouble substituting in and out of different defensive packages, which led to a penalty for 12 men on the field and even a play where only nine players were on the defensive side of the ball for the Badgers. “A lot of the time we were trying to wait until the last second to see what they were going to end up in and the way we had our substitutions, we had a couple of packages in that caused a lot of guys to come in and out,” senior defensive end Tyler Dippel said. “When we are calling plays late, that can happen, but I’m not going to blame anything on that. I think it was just moreso guys trying to get ready fast and the speed of the game.” But confusion was no more evident than on Penn State’s second scoring play when wide receiver Eugene Lewis was left uncovered wide-left that made for an easy pitch and catch from Hackenberg despite

DANIELS, page 8 games against Minnesota and Iowa. They tied a Wisconsin record for Big Ten wins over the last four years set by the 1997-2000 seniors with 23. And when their coach abandoned them at the end of the 2012-2013 season, they didn’t give up on the next season and new coach, rather they quickly found their way into new head coach Gary Andersen’s heart: “I love this group of kids, unbelievably proud of them. You know, they had nine wins again, very tough to do. Their ability to walk in and allow us to be involved in their lives. There’s a lot of great memories there for me, and there always will be,” Andersen said.

came when senior forward Michael Mersch tried to slide a pass into the high slot to sophomore defenseman Kevin Schulze in the Badgers’ defensive zone with under a minute to play, but it was Minnesota’s Travis Boyd who found himself on the receiving end of the pass. Boyd fired a shot off the top of the right circle, which senior defenseman Joe Faust tried to direct away from junior goaltender Joel Rumpel (31 saves). But in tipping the shot, Faust redirected the puck to the stick of Ambroz, who then slid it into the back of the net with Rumpel well out of position for his second gamewinner in the series. Mersch, who scored the game-tying goal with 9 minutes, 23 seconds left in the third period, ended up having the unfortunate mistake that resulted in the deciding goal, but sophomore forward Nic Kerdiles backed up Mersch’s play as well as the play of the rest of the Badgers in the wake of defeat. “Obviously Mersch is upset about bad bounces like that that happen,” Kerdiles said of the play that led to the gamewinning goal. “But everybody chipped in tonight, played a great game. Mersch had a great game I thought. And you know, it’s those lucky bounces sometimes that bite you in the butt, and that’s just what happens. So you can’t put the blame on one player because we had a great game and it’s just an unfortunate bounce.” Just like Friday night, Wisconsin came out of the gate strong, taking a 2-1 lead

into the first intermission with goals from senior defenseman Frankie Simonelli and Kerdiles, while senior forward Mark Zengerle picked up his 100th career assist on the first score. Very little scoring took place in the second frame, but Minnesota (11-2-1, 2-0) managed to knot the game at two with a rebound goal from Ambroz with just more than two minutes left to play in the period. Then, less than four minutes into the third, Minnesota struck on a shot from out high following a faceoff win to take the lead, 3-2. But besides Mersch’s goal, Wisconsin mustered very little offense in the final 20 minutes with only four other shots on goal. And although the Badgers had as many goals on Saturday as they had in their previous three games combined, Minnesota’s Adam Wilcox (20 saves) made the key saves when he needed to in securing the series sweep. Thankfully for the Badgers, they will have a chance to get back on the winning track right away when they face Penn State at home next weekend, the first back-toback series for Wisconsin since the first two series of the year back in October. “The nice thing for us is we don’t have a bye week next week. We get to play again so we get right back in the saddle,” Eaves said.

did not go quite as planned for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team who looked to upset No. 1 Minnesota on the road, but suffered a 4-1 loss to their border rivals. The Badgers got on the board first as junior forward Joseph LaBate snuck one past goaltender Wilcox off a pass from Zengerle, his 99th career-assist. The 1-0 lead wouldn’t last UW loses first B1G game The inaugural game of the long as a the second power Big Ten hockey conference play opportunity of the between two longtime rivals evening came for UM, giving

way to a tying goal midway through the opening period off the stick of Mike Reilly with the man-advantage. Ambroz gave the Gophers what would end up being the game-winner at 13:14 in the opening period. Wisconsin could not gain momentum throughout the opening period in taking six penalties in the first 20 minutes to Minnesota’s two penalties. The Gophers dominated shots 15-8, and continued on to fire 12 shots

in the second period to UW’s four. It wasn’t until the 10:26 mark of the third period that the Gophers would tally another goal, this time from Connor Reilly. Ambroz added the final score to end the game on an easy emptynetter after UW pulled junior goaltender Landon Peterson to try and make a late-game push. Despite the 4-1 loss, Peterson recorded 41 saves on the night to Wilcox’s 24.

The Badgers were controlling the game late in the second quarter, leading 14-7, when a pass interference call on freshman corner Sojourn Shelton inched them closer to a tie game. Three plays later, Lewis was flanked left near the Wisconsin sideline, and the closest Badger to him was the sprinting Andersen, pleading for a timeout. He didn’t get it. Hackenberg took one step from center, turned his

shoulders and fired likely the easiest touchdown of his life, a three-yard score he may have been able to do blindfolded. “That was a play where our staff thought it was a different personnel, so we were geared up in a zeroblitz,” redshirt senior safety Dezmen Southward said. “We took a corner out of the game to get bigger guys in … and that was a complete surprise to everybody.” The teams headed to halftime knotted at 14s, and

three quarters, while the running back duo of redshirt sophomore Melvin Gordon and senior James White were each held to less than 100 yards rushing for the first time since the September loss to Ohio State. As Wisconsin held reasonable hopes for a BCS bowl entering the final regular season game, the postseason outlook has changed once again. The loss naturally left a somber mood among the fourth-,

fifth- or even sixth-year Badgers exiting the stadium in a loss. Kelly was one of them. When Senior Day had finally ended, he figured the disappointment seen at Camp Randall prompts a reflection period for the 26 Badgers honored in their final home game Saturday. “I think we have to take an inventory of ourselves and look at us players and say ‘How can we make our team better’ and get ready for this bowl game.”

Andersen pleading for a timeout on the sideline. Penn State would go on to score three times in its next four possessions, riding the arm of Hackenberg who finished the game with 339 yards through the air and four touchdowns, making Saturday his ninth game

As a defense we “strive to be great, before this we were one of the best defenses in the country and I think we still are.

Sojourn Shelton Freshman Cornerback with at least 200 passing yards in a game. “He’s a very talented young man,” Andersen said of Hackenberg. “I think their coaches did a great job coaching. Obviously, Coach O’Brien is calling it out there for them now. He calls the whole offense. So he got us to where he wanted us

“This team is going to go down in a special place in my heart forever.” Sure it’s easy to remember the couldhave-beens, but maybe that isn’t fair for these 26 players. Maybe this team should be judged instead for all of the times they accomplished the improbable to make all of those high expectations possible. In 2010, there was the shocking touchdown run by David Gilreath on the opening kick of the game as Wisconsin went on to beat No. 1 Ohio State 31-18 — the first time Wisconsin had beat a team with a No. 1 ranking since 1981. Then in 2012, after a mediocre 4-4 conference record including a 30-27 loss against Nebraska, Wisconsin’s running

a few times, and we got schemed up pretty good by a very good football coach, and they took advantage of it.” After Wisconsin’s offense was able to claw back into the game with time winding down in the fourth quarter, the onus was back on the defense with less than five minutes left in the game to get the ball back in the hands of offense. With a third-and-9 after a false start call and just more than three minutes on the clock, the defense seemed to be on the verge of redeeming itself for a poor performance for most of the day when Penn State checked to a draw play that went for 61 yards and effectively iced the game. Penn State totaled 465 yards on Wisconsin and averaged eight yards per play while putting up 31 points — 25 more than the Badgers’ six point average at home this season. “It was the worst performance of the season by far, and at the worst time, so it is just terrible. It is disappointing,”

game broke out for a 70-31 win against the Cornhuskers in the Big Ten Championship to carve their place in a third-straight Rose Bowl that they otherwise had no business being a part of. For much of the past four years, this senior class has, quite frankly, punched above its weight to put the program where it is. And for that Wisconsin fans can be thankful. It’s certainly been a heck of a ride. Nick is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. What are your thoughts on the senior class this year? Let Nick know via email at ndaniels@badgerherald. com or send him a tweet @ np_daniels.

Kelsey Fenton The Badger Herald Sophomore NIc Kerdiles netted a goal and provided the vital assist to tie the game before the Gophers stole it late.

the Badgers wouldn’t score for the next 22 minutes as Penn State used a pair of Stave’s three interceptions to keep Wisconsin off the scoreboard and put Hackenberg in good field position. In the end, many players cited an overall lack of execution that kept Wisconsin, a 24-point favorite, from topping Penn State. The offense that averaged more than 36 points per game this season was held to just 14 through

Borland said. Wisconsin had not allowed an offensive touchdown since Nov. 9 against BYU, but allowed four — all through the air — to Penn State. It will not get much easier for the Badger defense as nine seniors that saw a lot

of time on the field for the defensive squad will be gone after the bowl game, but the young players are ready to build off of their performance this season. “As a defense we strive to be great, before this we were one of the best defenses in the country

and I think we still are,” freshman cornerback Sojourn Shelton said. “Things can be corrected. From here on out I can guarantee a lot of these players will bust their butts and make sure that whatever was incorrect is corrected.”


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Senior Day goes awry against PSU Sean Zak Sports Content Editor Senior Day wanted to end so badly, but Wisconsin was not yet having it as the Badgers’ fate became an undesirable, yet unsealed, one Saturday evening. Penn State took a 31-14 fourth quarter lead, but numerous seniors kept a flickering hope alive for a victory in their final game at Camp Randall. Eventually, Joel Stave’s Hail Mary heave found Nittany Lion safety Ryan Keiser waiting in the end zone, sealing the 31-24 Penn State victory and Wisconsin’s nine-win regular season. The experienced, seniorladen Badgers were playing their final game at Camp Randall, with the emotions and memories of 4-6 years in the Big Ten culminating at the Madison stadium. They were dashed by a Penn State freshman. Nittany Lion quarterback Christian Hackenberg diced the Badgers defense through the air for much of the game, piling up 277 yards and three scores through three quarters, building a 24-14 lead before Jump Around. Senior Day was not going as planned, but optimism had not left the air. “House of Pain “had just played over the loud speakers, and Joel Stave found redshirt senior tight end Jacob Pedersen

for a first down in Nittany Lion territory. The next play was headed for senior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, but Stave’s throw came in a bit too high, grazing the fingertips of a very open Abbrederis and falling into the hands of Penn State corner Trevor Williams. “It just sailed a little bit,” Stave said. “That can’t happen, not in that situation.” If hopes weren’t dashed at that point, three plays later it was Hackenberg who — as Wisconsin redshirt senior linebacker Brendan Kelly dove for his ankles — lofted possibly his best throw of the game, a dart to streaking teammate Eugene Lewis for a 59-yard score, beating the coverage of redshirt sophomore quarterback Tanner McEvoy and redshirt junior cornerback Peniel Jean. It was the third pass of 50-or-more yards by Hackenberg Saturday, the only three times Wisconsin’s defense allowed such a play all season long. Yet with less than 13 minutes remaining and owning a three-score deficit, Wisconsin’s Senior Day wouldn’t end. The Badgers crept back into the game. A 13-play, 76yard drive converted one of those scores, followed by a PSU three-and-out. Sophomore kicker Jack Russell’s 48-yard field

goal couldn’t have floated another yard left or another yard short, but it was good enough to convert a second score. Camp Randall was back in the game, and while Senior Day was at one point on life support, the Wisconsin defense forced a 3rd-and-9, trailing 31-24 with more than three minutes to go. Whoever remained from the 78,064 that attended were at their loudest as Hackenberg took the snap from the shotgun for a draw play, which his running back Zach Zwinak took up the middle — where Wisconsin positioned no down linemen — for 61 yards, all but sealing the victory. Camp Randall’s decibels had been decimated. “The draw wasn’t a surprise. The draw is a staple of their offense,” head coach Gary Andersen said. “They hit it. They blocked it up and did a tremendous job there. You can’t be in that position with [Penn State coach Bill O’Brien] and think that a draw’s not an option for them. They’re going to be smart and try to run the clock and get the first down.” It was nonetheless a bold call that worked for O’Brien. Andersen praised him after the game for his own and his team’s preparation. It

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Andy Fate The Badger Herald Redshirt sophomore Joel Stave finished with a career-high 339 passing yards against Penn State on Senior Day.


Defense allows 31 points in season finale loss Spencer Smith Senior Sports Writer There’s nothing more dangerous in sports than a team playing with nothing to lose. The 15th-ranked Wisconsin football team found that out Saturday afternoon when a fiveloss Penn State team came to Camp Randall and shattered any BCS hopes that Badger fans were holding on to. The Wisconsin (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) defense has been one of the constants under first-year defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, ranking fifth in the country in scoring. That didn’t deter Penn State (7-5, 5-5) from going right after the Badger defense with its freshman gunslinger Christian Hackenberg. Hackenberg and the Nittany Lions’ offense set the tempo on the first drive, hitting a 68-yard Andy Fate The Badger Herald touchdown pass to Adam Redshirt senior Dezmen Southward and the Wisconsin defense struggled to contain PSU’s potent passing attack. Breneman on the fourth

play of the game. From that play on, the Penn State attack, with head coach and former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien pulling the strings, had its way. “We didn’t really get in a rhythm on the first play or the first series, from that long touchdown on,” senior linebacker Chris Borland said. Wisconsin’s secondary would have to make do without its second leading tackler and redshirt sophomore safety Michael Caputo who was ruled out with a head injury. Redshirt freshman Nate Hammon was charged with the duty of filling in for Caputo. “Michael is a huge loss for our defense, used in every package,” Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen said. “We’re going to take all the precautions with the kids to make sure that we’re making the right decisions, and we’re trying to make the right decisions

with him. But it was a major loss to not have Michael out there.” Penn State was on the move again in its second drive, cruising down the field with a 69-yard drive that included a 52-yard catch and run by junior wide receiver and Biletnikoff Award semifinalist Allen Robinson. Leading into the matchup with the Nittany Lions, the Badgers had let up just one play that was more than 50 yards all season and had already given up two to Penn State in the first quarter. Senior defensive tackle Beau Allen got the defense back on track with a blocked field goal that led to three straight drives without allowing Penn State on the scoreboard. The Nittany Lions began to run an up-tempo offense to catch the Badgers’ defense off guard and it worked.

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Crazy moments define 2013 graduating class Nick Daniels Nick’s Picks When Wisconsin got the ball back with 31 seconds left, only down by seven after a missed Penn State field goal attempt, it almost seemed like for once Wisconsin’s senior class might have a bit of luck on its side. But then redshirt sophomore quarterback Joel Stave threw his third interception of the game in the end zone with one second on the clock.

It was over. Wisconsin’s dreams were dashed at the last second once again — this time meaning no BCS bowl for the Badgers in 2014. When you look back, besides three-straight Rose Bowl appearances, this ability to implode at the most inopportune times may be what this senior class will be remembered for best — or worst, I suppose. After all, they have built up quite a bit of evidence supporting that assumption. There was the Rose Bowl loss to TCU in 2011, where the Badgers’ offensive line was supposed to dominate a much smaller TCU defensive line, but on a

last-minute pass on a twopoint conversion by thenWisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien to tie the game the pass was incomplete. The mighty Badgers fell short 21-19. In 2011, things seemed even brighter, the expectations even higher, but this time Wisconsin dreams were crushed by a last-second Hail Mary 44yard pass from Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins to Keith Nichol in the end zone. Then against Oregon in the Rose Bowl, they fell short again after Russell Wilson couldn’t spike the ball quick enough to give Wisconsin one last chance at a game-tying touchdown from the Oregon 25-yard

line. Then in 2012, it was three overtime losses in three tries before an intercepted Curt Phillips pass in the waning minutes of the game against Stanford in the Rose Bowl sealed Wisconsin’s 20-14 fate as loser for a thirdstraight time. This year it was “the call” by the Pac-12 refs that didn’t allow Wisconsin to get off one final potentially game-winning field goal in Tempe, Ariz., and then a game-ending interception in the waning seconds against Penn State that sealed Wisconsin’s fate. Looking at all of those mistakes, it’s hard to argue that this core of seniors should be remembered

down the line as one of the greats. “Almost” seems the only word to describe their entire career. And yet they’ve done more for this program than so many Wisconsin teams have done before them. In fact, down the line when this crop of Wisconsin sports fans are old and gray and Wisconsin is vying for a National Championship, they may be giving a salute to this core of seniors as a part of the ascension of Wisconsin football into the ranks of the most famous programs. Maybe the fact that Wisconsin fans will look at this 9-3 season as a failure and an appearance in the Capital One Bowl — or a similar bowl —

as a disappointment is a testament to that. Wisconsin’s senior class sits at 39 wins over the past four years, a feat that sits them just one win short of the all-time record for a senior class at Wisconsin — a record they can match should Wisconsin win its bowl game. In a tough Big Ten conference, that mark puts them right up there with some of the most storied programs in the country. LSU’s senior class won 43 games so far, and Alabama’s senior class led by AJ McCarron will have won 46 games. Not only that, this senior class went 6-0 in rivalry

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