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Tenured senator to face challenge Rep. Howard Marklein will run against Sen. Dale Schultz in primary if incumbent stays Noah Goetzel State Politics Editor
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Despite students initially being against the idea of converting the Stadium Bar into new student housing, the plans and specific details are officially in the works.
Bar closer to closure Bennet Goldstein Reporter The plan to place new student apartments on the current site of the Stadium Bar continued through the city’s development process Monday when a city committee heard arguments concerning conditions for approval on a developer’s application to rezone and demolish the bar near Camp Randall Stadium. The Plan Commission meeting addressed areas
of concern that will impact the construction of the planned six-story apartment and retail complex on the 1419 Monroe St. property, which is adjacent to Camp Randall. In December, Stadium Bar’s owner Dan McCarty told The Badger Herald that he “reached a contractual agreement” to sell the property to Opus Development Company. At the meeting, discussion focused on three issues important to the proposal:
apartment layout, parking availability and public safety. Ald. Marsha Rummel, District 6, inquired why 28 percent of planned bedrooms lacked any exterior windows. Tonya Hamilton-Nisbet, a Plan Commission member, echoed this concern, despite layout modifications Opus has made to market the interior bedrooms. “A windowless bedroom gets very small very quickly,” she said. “I just
question if you’re going to have people who would be in this facility believing that a windowless bedroom is going to be positive to them.” Discussion of parking focused on the Plan Commission’s condition that requires a portion of parking spaces be reserved for use by businesses. Jerad Protaskey, a representative from Opus Development Company, said parking was available
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A Republican Assembly member announced Sunday he will run for state Senate in southwestern Wisconsin to replace one of the longest tenured legislators in the state. Rep. Howard Marklein, R–Spring Green, said in a statement he will challenge incumbent Sen. Dale Schultz, R–Richland Center, in a possible primary for the 2014 election. “With a strong campaign team already in place, I’m excited and energized to hit the ground running and look forward to meeting area residents over the coming months,” Marklein said. As a former accountant with private sector experience, Marklein said he is campaigning on the platform the government should provide businesses tools to grow, rather than create obstacles to economic success. If elected, the representative said he will continue to push policies that eliminated the deficit last legislative session. “I look forward to building upon the achievements and accomplishments of the previous legislative session, in which we were able to enact legislation that promoted job creation and improved the
economy, as well as budget reforms which eliminated the deficit and left us with a surplus.” Schultz, who has held the seat since 1983, said in a statement he is currently focused on representing the people of his district and will not decide until after the beginning of 2014 whether to run for re-election again. According to Schultz, Marklein’s decision to attempt to unseat him was “not a surprise, but it was unexpected.” “After 30 years in the state Legislature, nothing surprises me anymore,” Schultz said. “However, with a 98.7 percent Republican voting record, as compared to my Leader in the state Senate last session, I thought that would’ve been enough to stave off a primary challenge.” Despite Schultz’s tenure in the Senate, he has taken a great deal of criticism from fellow Republicans for voting against party lines on key bills during the past two legislative sessions. In 2011, Schultz was the only Republican to vote against a bill that limited collective bargaining rights for many public sector unions. He also opposed a mining bill, which
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Forceful panhandler chases student Vanessa Vossen Herald Contributor University Avenue: Battery An aggressive panhandler accosted two 19-year-old women at 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning on the 600 block of University Avenue. The panhandler, 32-year-old Christopher Blackmer, hit one of the victims in the face, according to a Madison Police Department statement. Police were on their regular route when they noticed the man yelling at the two women, the statement said. The man tried to grab the women after they declined to give him 50
cents. He proceeded to chase after the women and yelled derogatory slurs, the statement said. Panhandling is illegal in the downtown business district, and aggressive panhandling is illegal throughout the city by ordinance, Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said. Blackmer has a history of causing disturbances in the downtown area and is known by many local police, Verveer said. Alcoholism is a major factor for his inappropriate behavior, Verveer said, and many service agencies have tried assisting the man, but have not succeeded. Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, said it is important to remember most people who spend a
lot of time on State Street act within appropriate means. It is only an occasional case when an individual escalates the situation to being overlyaggressive, he said. “Aggressive panhandling is a community issue that is not going to disappear even when codified and banned,” Resnick said. Verveer acknowledged the efforts of the police in this incident who were able to stop the man before any other victims were involved. Verveer said efforts to quell downtown disturbances could be partially attributed to staffing efforts by the police. This incident was an example of having
sufficient resources at the necessary time, Verveer said. State Street: Battery and Disorderly Conduct A patron injured a bouncer at Whiskey Jacks Saloon on the 500 block of State Street early Saturday morning. Antonio Myrland-Mejia punched the bouncer after he was asked to change the position of his hat because it violated the dress code, a MPD statement said. The bar patron chipped the bouncer’s tooth and broke the bouncer’s glasses, according to the statement. A second suspect, Markus Cromwell, shoved a bouncer and a third
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Sen. Dale Schultz emerged as a crucial moderate in the last legislative session.
Athletic board shares budget from last fiscal year INSIDE Sarah Eucalano City Hall Editor The University of Wisconsin Athletic Board presented its annual report and budget for the 2011-12 academic year Monday at the UW Faculty Senate meeting. The Wisconsin
Athletics revenue increased from $80,941,888 in the 20102011 academic year to $89,998,412 in the most recent academic year, and has seen a similar increase in expenses from $80,855,012 to $90,147,521, according to a Wisconsin Athletics
statement. Wisconsin Athletics’ main sources of revenue come from ticket sales, gift funds and conference distributions, while the main expenses are salaries, operating expenses and debt services, the statement said.
“The athletic department continues to function in the black without support from the state or segregated fees from students,” UW Athletic Board Chair Dale Bjorling said in the meeting. He said the average GPA of UW’s 804 student
athletes is a 3.0. Bjorling also responded to concerns that student athletes did not have enough of a variety of majors. He said the biggest major for student athletes is undecided,
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Friends of Paul Heenan demand justice from city police Sarah Eucalano City Hall Editor The friends of a 30-year-old man who a Madison police officer shot and killed Nov. Heimsness 9 plan to
present a petition to the Madison Police Department chief to remove the officer from street patrol. Paul Heenan, the man who was killed, was intoxicated and attempted to return to his Williamson Street area home, but accidentally entered a neighboring home. The home’s residents mistook Heenan for a
burglar and called the police. Madison Police officer Stephen Heimsness arrived with his partner and shot Heenan three times, ultimately killing him. Heimsness said he acted in self-defense after Heenan lunged for the officer’s gun. Nathan Royko Maurer, who was a close friend and roommate of Heenan,
created and circulated the petition along with Amelia Royko Maurer. The goal of the petition is to keep Heimsness off the street, Nathan Royko Maurer said. The petition has received over 107,000 signatures from people ranging from the local Madison community to across the nation.
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The Royko Maurers have had to cancel two plans to bring the petition to MPD Chief Noble Wray because Wray has been out of the office recently due to a family emergency, Nathan Rokyo Maurer said. The community will remember the life of Heenan
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Distinguished lecture series speaker talks giving back An award-winning journalist spoke at Varsity Hall and gave students advice about careers and community service.
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Journalist urges students to pay it forward Muge Niu Higher Education Editor
Multiple Emmy awardwinning journalist Byron Pitts told his story on campus Monday about the life-saving power of service. “As a reporter, I always seek to break news,” Pitts said to more than 100 people at Union South’s Varsity Hall, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series program by the Wisconsin Union. “We now know exactly, in the city of Madison, how many people are not Big Ten basketball fans.” In his 30 years of TV news experience, Pitts has served as chief national correspondent for the “CBS Evening News” since 2009, an embedded reporter for the Iraq War and a contributor to “60 Minutes,” the most-watched news program in the nation. Raised by a single mother in a working class neighborhood in Baltimore, Pitt was illiterate until age 12 and had a persistent stutter. “His career itself is remarkable, but he had to overcome so many obstacles to even begin,” UW journalism professor Lewis Friedland said.
“To go from there to becoming the chief national correspondent for CBS was truly an incredible achievement.” Besides having firsthand experience during some of the nation’s most critical moments, Pitts said there is a darker side of his profession. As of now, he has had to watch 49 people die. “I make a living covering death…I’ve made peace with that aspect of my profession,” Pitts said. But he said he did not allow himself to be indifferent to the pain and disaster he witnessed because he knows indifference can be a deadly weapon. Addressing the college students in the room, Pitts urged them to use their privilege of college education to serve others in need. “My message for you tonight, particularly to the students here, is to not be indifferent,” Pitts said. “Do not be indifferent to the opportunities to serve.” Pitts said he learned the importance of service early on in his life when a first-year English professor stopped him just as he was signing to withdraw from
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Despite being illiterate until age 12, Byron Pitts has been a correspondent for CBS since 2009 and focuses on giving back to the community. about the importance of staying in school. The little girl named Pilar asked him a question that no child in this world should ever ask, Pitts said. “She asked me, ‘Mr. Pitts, where do you go, where do you hide, when your world hurts too much?’” Pitts said. Pitts later found out the girl’s mother abandoned her at age 10 and a neighbor sexually abused her before she was 11 years old. He said he eventually
college due to his continual struggle with speaking. Meeting Pitts for the first time then, the young English professor eventually helped him through his college years. “She stepped out for me, on nothing,” Pitts said. “She did not only change my life - she saved my life.” Pitts eventually returned the favor, not to her, but to an 11-year-old girl he met during a visit to a charter school in Baltimore to talk
was able to help Pilar out of the situation, but stressed Pilar’s story can happen right here in Madison. “More than likely there are Pilars in Madison who desperately need someone to come into their lives to tell them ‘I will step out on nothing for you’,” Pitts said. “My message to all of you is to take every opportunity be the one in your community to say ‘You can come to me.’ because it can save someone’s life.”
Union membership decreases in Wisconsin Noah Goetzel State Politics Editor Two years after a law passed restricting collective bargaining rights for many public employee unions, union membership has plunged in two major organized labor delegations, and 93 percent fewer workers received raises. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 48, Milwaukee’s largest union, has lost 61 percent of its members since 2011. AFSCME Council 40, a union represented in all but one county in Wisconsin, dropped in membership 35 percent, a MacIver Institute for Public Policy report said Friday.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported Sunday average pay raises for public employees went up to 6.52 percent. However, only about 7 percent of eligible workers received this raise. Under the former collective bargaining agreement, the Journal said all eligible state workers received raises, although the raises were only up to 2 percent more money. AFSCME Wisconsin spokesperson Rob Allen said pay raises were given to various state departments and employees within those departments without much explanation behind who receives them. “Our concern is there’s an arbitrariness about it,” Allen said. “As the administration
Administration’s criteria for providing increased funding to specific workers or departments are too fluid and lead to favoritism. DOA criteria stipulates workers are given raises based on merit, pay equity and retention. AFSCME Council 40 Executive Director Rick Badger said in a February statement legislators cannot advance the economy when jobs, including those of public employees, get worse annually. “It’s time to take the state out of reverse,” Badger said. “You can’t create good new jobs in a climate where existing jobs keep getting worse year after year.” The State Journal said the $8.2 million total payout
admitted, there are some departments that really don’t have systems in place to do it, but if you happen to work in one of those departments, too bad. You don’t get anything.” According to the State Journal, the state gave salary boosts to 2,757 workers, nearly half of which benefited University of Wisconsin employees. A hundred or more workers received raises for five other campuses, too, the Journal reported. The WSJ reported the Wisconsin Department of Justice awarded 99 employees and the Department of Transportation gave 87 pay increases. Allen added he fears the Department of
for public workers saved the state tens of millions of dollars because the DOA previously distributed the funds to most non-academic employees. The majority of the merit awards to municipal workers were one-time lump sum payments this year that were not added to employees’ base salaries, according to the WSJ. Like Allen, Citizens Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert Kraig also criticized the state’s new method of allocating pay raises to public workers. He reiterated the issue with switching out of a unionized system, as Wisconsin has done, is that the standards for giving raises becomes subjective.
Lingering winter weather draws unusual patterns for city, but officers prepare for typical patrolling downtown
Police ready for spring crime Floods projected in Madison Bryan Kristensen Herald Contributor As the temperature warms and more people begin to flock to the downtown area, university police plan to help city police increase presence to protect safety of residents in the downtown area. In response to last summer’s shooting on University Avenue and the attack on former Badger running back Montee Ball, the Madison Police Department and University of Wisconsin Police Department said they will work toward minimizing crime and preventing these confrontations from occurring in the upcoming months in the area. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said although last summer’s events attracted great public attention, problems in the downtown area near the bars on the 600 block of University Avenue and State Street are not new to the city. Verveer said while a lot of the time students may not be involved or are not provoking any serious crime, students are not always innocent and do commit crimes as well. The University Avenue
BUDGET, from 1 but this is because of the many freshmen and sophomores students and student athletes who are undeclared. He said a disproportionate amount of student athletes are majors in agricultural business management, consumer affairs,
shooting last May occurred outside of Johnny O’s and Segredo, and involved three victims, none of whom were UW students. The shooter, also not a UW student, opened fire on the victims in crowd of people. In contrast to the May shooting, the attack on Ball involved three UW students. Verveer said he wants all students to be aware that MPD’s primary focus is on keeping both students and patrons alike as safe as possible and said he wants to make sure they enjoy their nights without trouble. “Anytime a loaded weapon is discharged in a crowded area, innocent people are at risk for serious injury,” Verveer said. “Anybody could get hurt in that area, and it will be the police officer’s focus to prevent crimes like this.” Marc Lovicott, a UWPD spokesperson, said while the downtown area is out of UWPD’s jurisdiction, the department will continue to help out MPD in as many ways as they can and will continue to prevent crime around the campus as well. Lovicott said the force
will address this summer like previous summers, and they will always have a known presence around the campus at all times to try and keep order. While not spending most of their time in any specific area, Lovicott said UWPD routinely responds to problems that happen at dormitories and UW hospitals and will continue to reach out to all corners of campus. Verveer said MPD will use the Downtown Safety Initiative to help pay for officers that may work overtime to patrol the streets during the late hours when most crimes occur. He said the City Council has appropriated $100,000 for the DSI program. Verveer and Lovicott both offered advice for students to stay safe around campus and the downtown area as the weather gets nicer by walking with a group of people rather than alone and using common sense. “We know underage drinking is a part of the culture, so when students engage in this behavior, we just ask that they engage responsibly,” Lovicott said.
industrial engineering and kinesiology. Student athletes are most highly represented in the sociology major, which 9 percent of student athletes have declared, he said. Bjorling said the Athletic Board is in the process of reviewing UW’s drug policy. He said no instance exists where a student athlete who has tested positive for
drugs repeatedly has been allowed to continue to play. Mark Cook, University Committee chair, denied an accusation that UW Athletics took funding from UW Transportation. “There was a very specific agreement between the athletic department and the transportation department,” Cook said. “There appeared to be a
low areas during spring rains National Weather Service issues new watch anticipating week-long storms Muge Niu Higher Education Editor The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from Tuesday afternoon to Friday morning this week for parts of east central, southeast and south central Wisconsin, including Dane County. Residents are expecting several rounds of moderate rainfall and thunderstorms in the next three days and forecasts with totals of two to three inches, according to a National Weather Service statement. A flood watch indicates potential flooding based on current forecasts, but according to University of Wisconsin expert on Wisconsin and Great
statute issue that has been changed so more money is going to transportation.” He said faculty members may have to pay $24 annually to ride buses off-campus, but the UW Transportation budget will be discussed further when it is presented in May of this year. Interim Chancellor David Ward said UW
Lakes weather Jordan Gerth, flood watches are typically not serious for people who live away from rivers and in areas with proper drainage. “Flash flooding — flooding which results from rain over a short
“We are looking at a long period of cold rain.” Jordan Gerth
period of time, such as an hour or two — is much worse for the campus community,” Gerth said in an email to The Badger Herald. “Fortunately, that is not anticipated over the next few days. We are looking at a long period of cold rain.” The worst flooding that ever happened in
Athletics gives 50 percent of commercial revenue from the Big Ten Network to need-based financial aid for students. He said this is the highest in the Big Ten and amounts to more than $2 million annually. The Faculty Senate also discussed the possible creation of a College of the Arts at UW, which has been greatly discussed
the campus area was on July 27, 2006, when the student apartment underground parking lot was completely underwater, and cars were floating in the parking lot near the UW Police Department, Gerth said. In addition to the rainfalls, forecasts show that Madison is expecting a mixture of rain and snow showers later this week with the temperature dropping back to the 30s. “The biggest impact from the flood watch and ensuing rain will probably be the increased misery of the cool and damp weather as many students eagerly await spring,” Gerth said. “Then again, April showers bring May flowers.” The National Weather Service statement suggested close monitoring and closing of roads in low-lying areas.
throughout the past years. Ward said the change will bring cohesion for the arts, create a more dedicated mission and an ownership of curriculum. It will also increase the departments’ visibility and focus, help improve fundraising efforts and the departments’ ability to compete for finances, he said.
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Police outline patrol, safety plans for May 4 Aliya Iftikhar Herald Contributor The Madison Police Department detailed their plans to discourage the Mifflin Street Block Party and their investigation into a series of vandalism cases at a Bassett Street Neighborhood meeting Monday. MPD has been reminding residents the traditional block party is not a schoolsponsored event and has been trying to rebrand it by discouraging any house parties and even stopped referring to it as a block party, MPD Lt. Kelly Donahue said. “We are really trying to brand [Revelry] as the university spring party and are really trying to discourage any event on Mifflin Street,” Donahue said. The Mifflin Street Block Party has always required
a large police presence and police presence this year will continue to remain high and spread out, Donahue said. Staffing will begin at 8 a.m. as last year’s parties began around 9 a.m., which was much earlier than in previous years, she said. Donahue said Mifflin Street residents will not be able to sign a contract with MPD like they were able to do last year, banning strangers from partying in the residents’ home without permission. “This year is more of a no tolerance for illegal house parties,” Donahue said. MPD will maintain an arrest-processing center to discourage any continuing misbehavior, Donahue said. Donahue also responded to community members’ concerns that they had been shut out of planning for the block party by saying they have not deliberately
attempted to shut anybody out of the planning. MPD had been waiting to see what was happening with the spring party to review how they would respond, she said. Donahue also expressed concern over a rash of graffiti incidents in the 400 block of Bassett Street, with more than a dozen incidents since early March. No arrests have been made yet, but some suspects have been identified as two were caught on video surveillance, Donahue said. Residents in the area have been shown the surveillance area photos of the suspects to see if they can identify them and to allow them to be alert for these people, she said. The gang unit has looked into the graffiti incidents and there have been some different opinions on whether the graffiti is gangrelated or not, Donahue
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Stephan Reinke and Tyler Leeper, owners of Wingra Boats, hope to open a boat rental location in a local park for community members. said. MPD has also asked property owners to provide resident lists so the gang unit can look to see if there are potentially people living in the neighborhood that are responsible, she said. “Now that the weather is turning, the graffiti will hopefully be a distant memory and not a recurring problem,” Verveer said.
The neighborhood association also heard about a project that would add a boat rental and café in the former Beach House in Brittingham Park on Monona Bay. Tyler Leeper and Stephan Reinke, owners of Wingra Boats, are looking to expand into new waters with the creation of
Brittingham Boats, a project that was presented at the neighborhood meeting. “We want people to go out and explore and take a kayak out,” Reinke said. “That’s the great thing about Madison, you can go through all the lakes in Madison and be back in time for supper, or a grilled cheese.”
US Sen. Ron Johnson opposes gun restriction laws Jacob Kositzke Herald Contributor A U.S. Senator from Wisconsin was one of 13 Republican senators to sign a letter Monday announcing he would oppose any gun restriction legislation. Sen. Ron Johnson, R– Wis., endorsed a letter that said the right to bear arms aims to constitutionally protect citizens’ right to self-defense. He said in the letter he would oppose the motion to proceed with any laws restricting additional
SENATOR, from 1 would ease regulations on iron ore mining, preventing the Senate from passing that legislation in 2012. Schultz also voted against a version of the mining bill that passed in February. Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert Kraig said he believes Marklein is running for Senate because right-winged Republicans’ primary election voters are trying to purge moderates from office. “This is a very, very conservative primary
PANHANDLER, from 1 suspect, who fled the scene, tipped over bar stools on his exit, the statement said. The statement said Myrland-Mejia was charged with battery and disorderly conduct, and Cromwell was cited for disorderly conduct. Ald. Bridget Maniaci, District 2, said Whiskey Jacks has had numerous disturbances and issues. She said alcohol abuse has long been an issue in the downtown area. The Alcohol License Review Committee reviewed Whiskey Jacks’ alcohol license was reviewed last year, Maniaci said. “The review committee passed Whiskey Jacks’ liquor license because owners and management worked diligently with the police department to put together a good, working strategy to cut down on incidents,” Maniaci said. Part of getting management involved, Maniaci said, is getting them to call and alert police so problematic incidents can be dealt with quicker. In the last five years, the city has also tried to increase safety in the downtown area by increasing the police funding, Maniaci said. She said funding has been used toward infrastructure, such as security cameras, and also to ensure there is adequate staff in the peak hours of bar activity to maintain safety.
barriers to the Second Amendment, hinting that he may engage in a filibuster. Filibustering is a political technique of keeping the Senate from voting on a bill by extended debate. Legislators can override filibusters with a 60 percent majority vote. Such a measure to override a potential filibuster is not off the table, according to University of Wisconsin political science professor David Canon. Canon said U.S. Sen. John McCain, R–Ariz., said he would not support
election,” Kraig said of the likely voters in August 2014 primary. “The incumbent might do well as a moderate in the general election, but only if he’s able to get out of the Republican primary. We really have had a shift over the past 30 years where the Republican Party has become a very consistently right-winged party.” The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is optimistic Marklein’s decision to potentially challenge Schultz in a primary could help secure a Democratic majority in the Senate next term.
HEENAN, from 1 at a candlelight vigil Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. at Madison’s City County Building, Nathan Royko Maurer said. Quotes from the petition will be projected onto the side of the building, he said. The Royko Maurer family said in a statement the
“We have 34 people taken down in mass gun shootings in that same amount of time. So that shows you the priorities of those who are in charge of our state currently.” Johnson has also already gained 50,000 views on YouTube for a video he created in late March to kick off his “Victims of Government” web series blog. The senator said in a statement March 26 he will be releasing a series of online videos encouraging people who are burdened
the filibuster and urged Republicans not to sign the agreement to filibuster. One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross said it is hypocritical that Johnson opposes stricter gun laws, yet wants the government to add restrictions to prevent citizens from voting. “We’ve seen, here at the state level, the most massive and systematic efforts to deny people access to the ballot box, because of less than two dozen improper votes cast as of 2004 – out of 14 million,” Ross said.
BAR, from 1 in the Union South and Engineering Building parking garages, which is why he thought this mandate was unnecessary. Additionally, Protaskey said most students travel by foot, bike and moped, which the building’s design has accommodated by installing extra racks. Ald. Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, District 5, agreed Opus had accommodated food traffic, but disagreed that depending on street parking or UW parking lots was a solution.
incident has only taught people to be afraid of the police. The statement said Heimsness gave Heenan no warning and he had only seconds to prevent his death. According to Nathan Royko Maurer, MPD said Heimsness took the correct actions when he shot Heenan. Heimsness is currently on
“I would not count on those [parking lots] to be available at all at any of time … even in the evening and the number of events and activities that happen in that area,” she said. After exploring ways to modify this requirement, the commission ultimately decided to keep it as originally written. Capt. Steven Rogers of the University of Wisconsin Police Department described his qualms about the construction plans, particularly the parking lot the proposed building would share with the
paid administrative leave and Wray has said he will not allow Heenan to work in the area where the incident occurred, he said. He said the neighbor who called the police, Kevin O’Malley, said he was selectively quoted and misquoted in the official eyewitness testimony.
by excessive government regulation to submit their stories on his Senate website. “The series will perform oversight of the cost and impact of unnecessary, ineffective and excessive federal regulations,” Johnson said. The first video released told the story of Steven Lathrop, who converted a local dump into a lake, which saved his city from a flood, according to the video. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told Steve he was in violation of a law about land use and had to convert
the lake back into a dump or face jail time, according to the video. When he submitted a $200,000 application to create a wetland, the Environmental Protection Agency ignored him for 14 years and counting. According to the video, Steve is now on the verge of bankruptcy. Critics of the video series, such as Ross, are calling it a “waste of taxpayer money.” “[The series served only to] promote the idea that giant corporations are infallible,” Ross said.
station. He said fears that residents might illegally park in the police station’s parking lot or make it harder for squad cars to easily dispatch. Rogers also said he feared that new arrestees, which are processed in the station, might flee to the proposed apartment complex in escape attempts, thereby jeopardizing the safety of future residents. Plan Commission member Michael Heifetz took an alternative view, pointing out that intoxicated Badger fans
frequenting the Stadium Bar probably represent a greater threat to public safety than any of the problems raised by a new apartment complex. “I am respectful of the UWPD concerns, but I agree … that they do not rise to a level of referral,” he said. “Eliminating 2,400 people - most of whom have been drinking - does eliminate a number of problems that we have seen at this body as well as other bodies in city government … I have spent time in that establishment. But I won’t mourn that it’s gone.”
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Mandatory attendance stifles ‘sifting and winnowing’ Charles Godfrey Editorial Page Editor There very well may be University of Wisconsin students with perfect attendance records. After all, in a population of more than 40,000 students there ought to be some statistical outliers who show up five minutes early to every class, week in week out, for four straight years – an attendance record that would make Cal Ripken Jr. proud. Let me be clear: I’m not one of those Ripken types – my attendance record dropped off precipitously at some point in October during my sophomore year. If my mother were reading this, she’d
probably be appalled – she did her best to instill in me the virtue of being, as they said at my grade school, “prompt, punctual and prepared for learning.” If I’ve strayed from that, the fault is my own. Still, mediocre attendance never had too much impact on my academic performance. However, many UW courses do take attendance into consideration when determining a final grade. I’ll never forget sitting through mind-numbing general chemistry lectures, holding a $60 i>clicker that was a required purchase at the UW Bookstore and watching my professor manipulate base ten logarithms and solve quadratic equations for upwards of half an hour. Tomorrow, I’m going to attend an American literature lecture; after the lecture, I’m going to check in with my TA and
put an X in a box on an attendance chart to prove I was there. After all, how would I learn anything about American literature if I weren’t there to listen to a subjective rehashing of “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass”? Oh, yeah, I can read – but I’m not bitter or anything. It’s my sincere opinion that in most cases, in particular large lectures, class attendance should not be used as a measure of academic success. What I mean is that unless the substance of a course requires interactive participation – that is, excluding small, discussion-based seminars, labs, etc. – a student’s grade in the course should not reflect his or her attendance or lack thereof. Critics of students who skip class will often remark, “As a college student, you pay X for every lecture, and you are a fool if you don’t attend
them.” (At this university, X is $19.32 for residents, and $49.23 for residents). There’s another way to look at the situation. As a college student, you pay X for every class. Is it not the university’s responsibility to offer classes that are so engaging, so interesting and so informative, that you feel inclined to attend them on a regular basis? After all, as students at UW, we’ve chosen voluntarily to pay tuition and pursue higher education; this isn’t high school. We are here at UW because for whatever reason, we feel a university-level education will further our life goals. That said, it seems absurd that we should be academically penalized for not attending a lecture that we don’t consider beneficial. Rather, professors should be held responsible for the quality of their lectures. Simply put, grading
the Great State University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.” A myopic focus on attendance as a measure of learning doesn’t hold professors accountable for the quality of their teaching, and it certainly doesn’t encourage students to fearlessly sift and winnow. And yet, there’s a reason someone saw fit to immortalize that statement at the top of Bascom Hill – the University of Wisconsin has, historically speaking, valued an intellectual environment in which independent thought and respectful, argumentative debate are encouraged. My hope is that it continues to be such a place.
a course based on attendance does reward students if they are able to recall information from lectures, which maybe neither factual or important, and all too often tends toward the subjective and esoteric. To the extent that it implicitly rewards students who can explain in great detail an academic subject as their professor sees it, grading based on attendance does not encourage students to independently form their own understandings and opinions. My concern is that such a policy hinders the intellectual freedom of students at this university. This is probably as appropriate a time as any to quote the “sifting and winnowing” plaque on Bascom Hall. An excerpt from a report of the Board of Regents in 1894, the plaque reads, “Whatever may be the limitations which trammel inquiry elsewhere, we believe that
Charles Godfrey (cgodfrey@badgerherald. com) is a junior majoring in physics and math.
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Timing of article Pedal pubs deserve to ‘roam free’ lacks sensitivity In 2010, I wrote a letter to the editor in response to The Badger Herald’s decision to post a Holocaust-denial ad. Unfortunately, I’m writing again because an article published today (and also promoted on social media) showed the newspaper’s lack of responsibility and sensitivity in regard to the Holocaust yet again. The article, “UW prof recalls Nazi youth past,” is not blatantly antiSemitic, but the Herald’s decision to publish it on Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — makes it very clear that either the Herald’s leadership did not know it was Yom HaShoah, or it did not care. Regardless, it is an unfortunate gaffe to not mention the Holocaust even once in the article. The closest mention is a quote from Professor Hermand: “I am embarrassed that the
overwhelming majority of Germans allowed the Nazi doctrine. There was so little resistance. There was no rebellion. Until the last day of the war, the soldiers and the workers supported World War Two. And that is an embarrassing fact for me.” I feel badly for Professor Hermand. It must have been an unimaginable situation for a 10-year-old in Nazi Germany. It must be embarrassing to live with the German past. But on a day we remember 11,000,000 murdered people, 6,000,000 of them Jews, we should not need to sympathize with someone who was lucky to be born with blonde hair and blue eyes. Jonah Braun ( jonahcbraun@gmail. com) graduated with a B.A. in journalism in 2011. He was also a Badger Herald Sports Editor in 2009.
Jared Mehre Columnist Pedal pubs are a new drinking concept that are beginning to gain popularity throughout the United States. For those of you who don’t know, a pedal pub is shaped like a trolley and requires the riders to pedal in order to move the quadricycle. The pedal pub then has a bar in front of each rider with a steering wheel in the center of the bar to navigate through the streets. You can use the pedal pub in many different venues, like a bar crawl, a baseball game or a Saturday afternoon cruise through the park. Whatever your fancy, it all centers around drinking. Recently, a pedal pub company called Pedal Tavern has had some trouble in the city of Milwaukee, where local
officials and others have expressed their concerns that the pedal pubs violate Wisconsin law, which prohibits drinking in vehicles. In response, Rep. Jeff Stone, R-Greendale, has begun to circulate a bill allowing municipalities to decide if drinking on pedal pubs would be legal within their jurisdiction. Currently, Minnesota, Colorado and California allow pedal pub riders to consume alcohol. Under the proposed legislation, only the pedal pub navigators — the person behind the wheel — would need to keep their blood alcohol content below .02 percent, while riders would be able to consume at will. Pedal pubs create business for both bars and the pedal pub companies. The basic idea of a pedal pub is that a group rents it for the evening and pays for it by the hour — a great opportunity for pedal pub companies to create jobs. Next, should a bar crawl be your activity of choice, the pedal pub easily navigates through the streets from bar to
bar, bringing an influx of customers to each stop. The best part is that you’re able to comfortably pedal your group quickly to the next location rather than corral all your friends and slowly stumble to your next stop. This brings me to my second point: A group of people moving en masse while drinking is arguably safer on a pedal pub than walking through the streets. The pedal pub has the added benefit of keeping party groups together and is able to comfortably move them all at once in a sitting, rather than standing, position. The pedal pub, according to Pedal Tavern, does not move much faster than five miles per hour, which hardly poses a risk to pedestrians — especially since the pub comes with its own company-provided driver, who must stay sober. So if you’re tired having to keep track of all your friends while they stumble through the streets, breaking their high heels and front teeth as your group simultaneously and
State-owned bank would spur job growth Aaron Loudenslager Columnist In 2010, Gov. Scott Walker campaigned for his office on a platform of creating private sector jobs. In fact, he promised Wisconsin voters that under his administration the state would create 250,000 new private sector jobs by the end of his first term. So far, under Walker’s administration, Wisconsin has had dismal job creation, to say the very least. Walker’s Britainlike austerity programs and income tax cuts will not create jobs. To fulfill his job creation promise, Walker should endorse the creation of a new state-owned bank — calling it the Bank of Wisconsin. Although Walker campaigned on creating 250,000 private sector jobs in his first term, job creation numbers thus far demonstrate that his administration is not on pace to fulfill this ambitious vow. According to the Capital Times, the most recent statistics show Wisconsin has created approximately 44,600 jobs since Walker
became governor, and a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report ranked Wisconsin 44th in the nation overall in job creation for the period between September 2011 and September 2012. At this pace, Walker won’t even reach the halfway mark of his goal of creating 250,000 jobs in his first term. Not only is Wisconsin having trouble creating jobs quickly in pursuit of Walker’s campaign promise, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is also increasing across much of the state. According to a recent report by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, the unemployment rate between January and February increased in 61 of 72 Wisconsin counties. Why is Wisconsin having trouble creating jobs? If we ask Walker, Wisconsin was having trouble creating jobs in the past two years because of economic uncertainty created by political protests. As he said in a recent Milwaukee speech, “The first year we had a lot of protests in the state. We had two years’, almost,
worth of recalls. A lot of employers here I think can relate to the fact (that) uncertainty is one of the biggest challenges for employers big or small or anywhere in between. There was a lot of uncertainty. The good news is that’s passed.” It certainly is true that economic uncertainty can impede job creation, but Walker is wholly overstating the effect political protests and recall elections had on the economic uncertainty in this state. Instead, I think the reason for Wisconsin’s dismal job creation can be directly linked to one thing: Walker’s economic policies. When Walker first took office, he instantly wasted Wisconsin’s budget surplus of just a little more than $120 million by enacting the funding of private health saving accounts, tax incentives for employers and many other provisions, and thus artificially created a state budget crisis. Walker wasn’t done yet. He still had to enact Britain-like austerity policies, like cutting hundreds of millions dollars of funding to the
University of Wisconsin System. As has been seen with Britain’s austerity programs under Prime Minister David Cameron, austerity programs do not promote growth — they hinder it. Instead of embracing ill-advised and antiquated economic polices like austerity programs and tax breaks, it is time for Walker to get serious about promoting job growth by creating the Bank of Wisconsin. Currently, the only state in the U.S. with a state-owned bank is North Dakota. The Bank of North Dakota has been around since 1919 and now has assets of approximately $5 billion. Instead of North Dakota tax revenues being placed in a private commercial bank where the tax revenue deposits might be lent out of state or be used for risky financial speculation, tax revenues are placed in the BND, and these deposits are then used to fund low interest-rate loans to small and middle-sized businesses in North Dakota. Not only does the BND help promote intrastate job growth,
which is extremely important, it also returns to the state a small profit. According to the Wichita Eagle, between 1997 and 2010, the BND returned “over $350 million in profits to North Dakota’s general fund.” If Walker were to create the Bank of Wisconsin, not only could Wisconsin have more funds to contribute to the state budget, Wisconsin would also create more jobs because of low interest-rate loans to small businesses. Thus, Walker might have a real chance to fulfill his lofty campaign promise. Walker campaigned for governor on a promise of creating 250,000 jobs. So far, his austerity initiatives and tax cuts have not worked toward achieving that lofty and ambitious goal. If Walker wants to create real long-term job growth, he should create the Bank of Wisconsin. Without it, I don’t think there’s a realistic chance of him being able to keep his fundamental campaign promise. Aaron Loudenslager (email@example.com) is a first year law student.
unknowingly bumps into and offends all the other pedestrians out for a night out on the town, then the pedal pub is for you — you can be the king of the streets. The pedal pub still has its critics who argue that the riders of the pedal pub cause too much noise and disrupt the pattern of society. In other words, they call it an unnatural way to experience the bar scene. However, from my personal experience of seeing these mobile bars travel down the street, most pedestrians merely experience a moment of silent awe, only broken to utter common phrases like, “Where can I get one?” and “How long has this existed?” The pedal pub is the latest innovation in drinking culture, and I say we must accept it with open arms and allow this bar limousine to show us what items are still missing from our bucket lists.
Jared Mehre (mehre@ wisc.edu) is a sophomore majoring in political science, sociology and legal studies.
STAT of the DAY A recent study by Charles Stewart III, a professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found some startling results about the average time spent waiting to vote during the 2012 elections:
In his paper, he writes, “While there are other individual-level demographic [sic] present in the responses, none stands [sic] out as much as race.” He found only a two minute difference between households with an annual income of $30,000 and those with an income of $100,000. Not surprisingly, Floridians waited longer than residents of any other state, with an average wait of 40 minutes.
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Succulent wings saturate Madison, campus Benjamin Cox Chew On This Columnist March Madness has come and gone, and my hopes of putting together a winning bracket were dashed again. I tore up this year’s bracket after round one on Friday – a new record. As it turns out, loyalty is not always the best policy. But even though my craving for a winning bracket wasn’t satisfied, another annual craving that usually coincides with March Madness was more than satisfied: the craving for chicken wings. Chicken wings are the perfect food for game day. But, like most seemingly simple foods, Madison offers a wide variety of chicken wing offerings. I’ve had good wings and bad wings, and everyone seems to have opinions about
the proper way to cook them. Some people dredge their wings in flour before frying while some people don’t. Some people twice fry them while others fry them only once. I’ve even heard people argue about the proper technique for applying sauces. However, I believe that these subtleties matter less than the ingredients used because I’ve had great wings that were prepared many different ways. So, instead of offering my opinions on cooking techniques, I’m going to stick to a few easy to agree upon characteristics. The perfect chicken wing should be big – there’s nothing more disappointing than a small wing. It should also be tender, not over-cooked, and it should have a slightly crispy skin. Those are my only criteria, and the following are restaurants
that meet all of them. Wings Over Madison This relatively new addition to University Avenue tops my list because of its wing size. These are the biggest wings I’ve had in Madison, edging out The Great Dane Pub’s wings and Quaker Steak and Lube’s wings. Their wings are wellcooked, with a crispy skin, tender meat and offered in a plethora of sauces. Other than buffalo, I like honey barbecue and garlic parmesan. Be careful of any sauce with “Cajun” in the name, though, they’re seriously spicy. The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company With four locations in the city, The Great Dane has become a Madison landmark. Their Great Dane Pub wings earned them a spot on my list. A “twelve-pack” of these large wings is always
enough to make me uncomfortably full. Unlike Wings Over Madison, The Great Dane seems to prefer quality over quantity when it comes to sauce choices because they only offer
The perfect chicken wing should be big — there’s nothing more disappointing than a small wing. five: Asian barbecue, threealarm (their offering most similar to a buffalo sauce), Jamaican Jerk, Szechuan honey and habanero hellfire. I like all of them except the habanero hellfire, which made my mouth numb for a day or two. If you like spice, go for
it, but keep in mind: You’ve been warned. Quaker Steak & Lube Most nationwide chains sacrifice some quality for consistency, but Quaker Steak manages to serve some seriously good wings. They are big, moist, tender and come in a large enough variety of sauces to please anyone. My goto sauce at Quaker Steak is golden garlic. Other favorites include Arizona ranch and Thai ‘R’ Cracker. Like The Great Dane, they offer some intensely spicy options as well. Their spiciest is triple atomic, which even requires the signing of a waiver to buy. The Library Cafe and Bar Rounding out my list of great wings in Madison is The Library Cafe and Bar. The Library isn’t a chain but a small restaurant and bar located on the west side of University
of Wisconsin’s campus. They do away with all the choices and only offer one variety of their wings tossed in a classic Buffalo sauce. Although the wings at The Library are smaller than the others on my list, they manage to make theirs with a perfectly crispy skin. If you’re craving a classic buffalo-style chicken wing, The Library won’t disappoint. That concludes the rundown of my favorite chicken wings in Madison. They may be prepared using different techniques, but they are all big, served with great sauces, and are tender with a crispy skin. Next time you have the urge for a good chicken wing in Madison, you’re probably closer to an excellent place to get them than you think. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cloudy wines, dines phone-savy foodies App shows friendto-friend reviews of restaurants, shops, but lacks large social base Colin Kellogg ArtsEtc. Editor
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Saoirse Ronan plays Melanie, a human captured and made host to a body-snatching alien named Wanderer. A love square between three actors soon commences.
‘Host’ invades audiences’ hearts Latest adaptation of Meyer novel decent viewing for casual moviegoers Elise Romas ArtsEtc. Writer Nothing sounds worse and more repetitive than yet another movie about aliens conquering the planet and humans having to hide out and live in fear as friendships grow and romances blossom. However, the story of “The Host,” based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer, is quite unique compared to the other movies in its genre. “The Host” is so much more than any of the fantastical bloodsucking “Twilight” series adaptations. It is a film that ties together the aspects of both science fiction and romance, while incorporating interesting plot twists and suspenseful moments to maintain the audience’s attention. In the film, aliens have invaded Earth and inhabited the human
population, using their bodies as “hosts” in order to live on the planet and carry out a successful hostile take over. Once inside a body, the alien has complete control over the host’s thoughts and actions, and the original owner of that body no longer exists. Very few humans remain and are constantly on the run. One of the surviving humans, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan, “Hanna”), is taken by the aliens and made a host by Wanderer, (later known as Wanda), a life form who has been living in different hosts for almost a millennium. All is going well for Wanda in interrogation with The Seeker (Diane Kruger, “Farewell, My Queen”), racking Melanie’s brain for information on the whereabouts of the last humans, until Wanda discovers that Melanie has not gone away and is still able to communicate and speak to Wanda in her conscience. This poses a problem for The Seeker and the other aliens as Wanderer takes pity on Melanie and becomes defiant. She escapes
to find Melanie’s loved ones and the rest of the humans to let them know that Melanie is still alive, even though she has become a host. The storyline is easy to follow and has the ability to coax any romantically inclined viewer’s attention with love stories between the main characters. Melanie’s hot boyfriend Jared (Max Irons, “Red Riding Hood”) as well as Wanda’s ruggedly
The storyline is easy to follow and has the ability to coax romantically inclined viewer’s attention with love stories between the main characters. handsome love interest Ian (Jake Able, “I Am Number Four”) have excellent actors in their roles. The overall acting is captivating to say the least. Moviegoers will be very impressed with Saoirse’s presentation of Melanie’s/Wanda’s split personality since
she is playing two people trapped in one body for the majority of the film. Melanie’s kid brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury, “Little Red Wagons”) gave a surprisingly above par performance as the sweet little sibling most kids can relate to in one way or another. The character of Uncle Jeb (William Hurt, “Robin Hood”) was the most entertaining actor to watch since, as Melanie and Wanda discuss, “He’s not crazy. He’s a genius.” “He’s both.” And yes, they are referring to Uncle Jeb, not Stephenie Meyer. “The Host” is a movie that can be admired and enjoyed mostly by romantic-seeking females ranging from their preteens to their early twenties. Whether you are a single lady or a girl looking for a movie to drag your boyfriend to, this is the one. You will adore it, and, who knows, boyfriends that are forced to see this romantic science fiction film might actually enjoy it a little bit themselves.
Foodies, rejoice! Cloudy, a dining and hospitality app, wants to know what you have to say about your favorite restaurants. Cloudy makes it easy to search for restaurants, bars, coffee and tea shops based on location and allows users to see reviews from friends. It is an interactive app that relies on the opinions of you and those in your network to review and rate different establishments around town. Although its 2.0.1 version was released Feb. 26, it is still an app in a nascent stage. Cloudy is extremely user-friendly. Right away, users can search based on keywords, categories or what is closest to you. When searching, you can filter results based on distance, price and what is currently open. Users also have the option to hide visited places, so you won’t be tempted to fall back to familiar habits and miss out on the rewards for discovering new places. Reviews, ratings and the business’s information are clearly visible and easy to navigate. When you go to a restaurant, bar or coffee shop’s page, the business name is displayed over a shadowed map background so the location is easy to determine. The best part? The reviews are by your friends, so you know the source of the information to determine the reliability of your destination. How does Cloudy know who your friends are? It can connect with Facebook and Foursquare, which gives Cloudy information about where you’ve already been and to whom you are connected to via social media. If any of your Facebook friends already have the Cloudy app, their reviews will show up under “Activity.” Being able to see reviews from people you personally know makes it much easier to weigh any conflicting opinions against each other and decide if somewhere is worth trying. On sites like Yelp, you are making this decision based on the opinions of strangers you know nothing about. If there are no reviews for that place you’ve been dying to try but you see a friend has checked in there, you can request a review from them on the app or via Facebook message if your friend does not have Cloudy. If you’re someone who loves to review restaurants,
you can easily access a list of places you’ve checked in to and begin entering your ratings and comments on the establishment in question. Cloudy also tells you how many times you’ve been there and when your last visit was. One unique feature rarely found in dining and nightlife apps is the ability to see details regarding dress code, whether a restaurant accepts reservation and what alcohol is served. There is also a “good for groups” category that can be helpful when planning a night out with friends. However, Cloudy is not yet perfect. Because Cloudy relies on the user’s network for content and is relatively new, I was only able to find reviews for a total of ten locations on campus. The app has great potential, but it has limitations in its infant stages. Additionally, Cloudy’s
Being able to see reviews from people you personally know makes it much easier to weigh any conflicting opinions against each other and decide if somewhere is worth trying.
identity is not completely clear. The app icon is very similar to and likely inspired by Apple’s iCloud service. There is nothing in the app’s name or avatar that designates its connection to dining, beverage and hospitality establishments. Cloudy may have its deficiencies, but no consumer risk is involved, making it a very attractive app to the college consumer. Cloudy is completely free and a great resource for dining anywhere. If Cloudy catches on, it has the potential to become the goto wining and dining app.
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team through this tough stretch and what could be considered a transitional spring season with both Frederick and Wagner moving on to the NFL draft, has been Groy. Now one of the most experienced players on Wisconsin roster, Groy has taken it upon himself to help the younger guys in
“Ryan is trying to fill that role right now and he has been doing a good job of it.” T.J. Woods
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the new-look offensive line as they head into the new season — working hard to set an example both on and off the practice field. And his coach and teammates have noticed. “Ryan is trying to fill that role right now and he has been doing a good job of it,”
Woods said of the redshirt senior. “But we need some more than just Ryan and we’re trying to work to cultivate that. “We’ve got some younger guys who’ve got some experience and I think that’s part of the transition.” “For me, I have never played in a game yet,” redshirt freshman Dan Voltz added, who’s been practicing as the starting center on the No. 1 offensive line for Wisconsin. “So having guys like Groy who have played a lot, they can pick out all of the little things that you are going to see in games during practice, and that is really helpful for all of us.” Still, despite all of the challenges and inexperience that Groy and the offensive line have faced this spring, their goal remains the same: to maintain their reputation as one of the best offensive lines in the country. “We want to become that dominating line that we Jen Small The Badger Herald once were,” Groy said. “We A three-year starter on the offensive line and a two-year starter at left tackle, Ricky Wagner provided the Wisconsin offensive line with a really want to roll over some consistent anchor and proven player. With Wagner graduated and NFL-bound, the Badgers are searching for their next leader up front. people next fall.”
point, White always had an upperclassman leading the way. Now it’s his turn to lead. “We’re all competing out here, all the running backs. Everybody is fighting for that starting job,” White said. ”I’m just trying to work hard and have a positive attitude out here and try to lead by example.” He sure did that during Saturday’s scrimmage. White did most of his damage on a pair of long runs in addition to a goal line touchdown carry. White said those carries are exactly how he likes to run; taking what his offensive line gives him and “wait for the long runs to come.” Those long runs are a big part of what White brings to the table as a running back. They are a big reason why he leads the nation in rushing among all returning running backs. While Ball had his days of explosiveness, White’s pedigree stems from finding seams and accelerating into the defensive backfield. It’s what Hammock enjoys seeing from him, too. “For the type of back that you are, you’ve got to make people miss,” Hammock said, reciting what he tells White. “At the end of the day,
when you’re in the open field, you’ve got to want it. That changes drives, that changes games, that changes seasons.” Having White lead the backfield also changes things a bit for redshirt sophomore fullback Derek Watt. Watt earned the starting fullback position in 2012 and will more than likely own the position again this season. He’ll be blocking for an entirely different lead back, however, regardless of whether White is the man or not. “[White] is a little more shifty — he can get outside and he can squeeze through little openings,” Watt said. “He’s a little different than Montee, not quite as big; he’s a lot smaller. But he’s got his own little way of doing things.” That might come from his upbringing, or at least Hammock would like to think so. His coach presumes that, if it comes White’s way, assuming the lead running back spot would be a product of how his parents raised him. “The one thing about James White is that he is the most solid, hard-working individual that I’ve been around,” Hammock said. “I call him the true professional because he knows what it takes.”
averaged at least 6.9 points per game. Together, this could bring a sizable jump in offensive production for a team that unraveled due to a complete lack of consistent scoring. Let the visions of Dekker’s high-flying slams off a nifty
no-look pass from Gasser and followed by a punchin-the-gut deep threepointer by Brust take hold. Because this is the season of speculation, and with the NCAA tournament finished, what else are we supposed to do?
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Even though James White has by far the most experience entering the 2013 season, running back Melvin Gordon could threaten the veteran for the starting job in fall camp.
MCCUE, from 8 them to defend beyond the three-point arc. Next comes a player who best fits the “wild card” designation: junior forward Frank Kaminsky. Still a slender 230 pounds,
the 6-foot-11 forward is the closest thing Wisconsin will have to a true scoring threat in the post next year. He is by no stretch a traditional big man, but if Kaminsky trades in his trigger-happy three-pointers for better looks in the paint, he could
become a dynamic offensive player who creates serious matchup issues. Leading the race for that fifth spot on the floor is Traevon Jackson. Jackson, a shooting guard by trade, did an admirable job taking on the starting point guard spot
after Gasser went down. The sophomore also never shied away from the big moment, hitting game-winning shots against Penn State and Minnesota. Aside from the relatively inexperienced Kaminsky, each of these players has
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Groy emerges as leader for O-line more impressive running statistics in the Big Ten. So when spring practice rolled around in March and the offensive line began to dwindle with injury after injury, a new offensive line corps — replacing Nick Daniels veteran starters such as Sports Content Editor Ricky Wagner and Travis Frederick from a year For the Wisconsin ago — has taken the same football offensive line, approach that they did in the fall. adversity is nothing new. “[It is a rallying point], As the Badgers stumbled out of the gates last fall, absolutely,” redshirt senior much of Wisconsin’s slow Ryan Groy said. “You’ve got start was blamed on the to deal with the injuries offensive line and its as they come. That will inability to open up space happen, so you’ve just got to for then-senior running deal with that adversity and back Montee Ball — who go with it.” With projected starter was held to one touchdown junior Kyle against some of UW’s redshirt easiest opponents through Costigan out this spring the first two games, despite with a knee injury and other scoring an NCAA tying players in and out with record of 39 touchdowns other injuries, it would have been easy, and maybe even the season before. As the season wore on, understandable, for Groy the offensive line improved and his positional group to and before long, the Badgers consider the spring a lost cause. Andy Fate The Badger Herald were right back where they Instead, Groy and the expected, helping Ball finish After making two starts at the position a season ago, Ryan Groy has been filling in as the starting left tackle on Wisconsin’s No. 1 offensive line in spring practices. the season with some of the remaining members of the
offensive line — which at its leanest times has boasted just eight healthy players this spring — have chosen to look at the positives, citing the ability to work on some of the more intricate aspects of the game since it is not hard to come by reps. “With such a small group, you can really focus on guys,” Groy said. “You can really get nitpicky with little details and stuff like that. I think it’s almost easier this way.” For new offensive line coach TJ Woods, the ability to work with a smaller group of players this spring has been, in some ways, a blessing in disguise. In a tough, physical conference such as the Big Ten, injuries and wear and tear are expected. Woods said he believes the opportunity to practice this spring dealing with those types of situations could prove invaluable on fall Saturdays. “To me that is what this
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White ready for opportunity at starting spot Sean Zak Senior Associate Sports Editor For almost his entire life, James White has never been the lead running back. When he was a threestar running back from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., White was just an accent to his four-star teammate and UNC-commit Giovanni Bernard. When White arrived at Wisconsin, he was the speed to John Clay’s strength. He might have been the leading rusher, but he wasn’t the lead back. Montee Ball was the next man for White to supplement. Ball was the bratwurst. White was the beverage. Maybe Melvin Gordon was the finishing condiment. Once again, White was second in line. That all might start to change … maybe. In his last spring camp as a Badger, White has jumped up the depth chart, some would say by default, to the lead running back spot, as far as repetitions go. Finally. “James has done a good job this spring of establishing himself,” running backs coach Tom Hammock said. “He’s
demanding his touches and he’s earning them. Every day he comes out to practice and earns more reps, so I’m looking forward to seeing how that develops once the season starts.” “Once the season starts” is off in the distance for White, some four and a half months before the Badgers take to Camp Randall for the regular season. It likely seems even further in the distance for the running back who has been in competition each of the last
band. But while Gordon has been sidelined recently for Wisconsin’s practice, redshirt junior Jeff Lewis also threw his name into the mix, rushing for 74 yards on 16 carries during Saturday’s
scrimmage, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. No matter where he seems to go, White tends to bring a competition with him. “I won’t say committee, but I’m going to let these guys fight for those carries,”
Hammock said of his attempts to fill the void left by Ball, which may take all of three backs to satisfy. “If you want 20 carries, fight for them and then go out there and earn it during the game.” It’s obvious that fighting
for carries is nothing new to No. 20. What is likely new for him, however, is the leadership role he is now thrust into as the lone senior running back. Until this
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“If you want 20 carries, fight for them and then go out there and earn it during the game.” Thomas Hammock
UW running backs coach five or six years. The competition he shared with Ball didn’t leave as the clock expired on Ball’s illustrious career; it has actually probably heightened since the departure of the alltime touchdowns leader. Joining White in the Badgers’ backfield again is redshirt sophomore Melvin Gordon. The exciting jetsweep specialist from 2012 excelled enough toward the end of the season to get many thinking White would once Andy Fate The Badger Herald again be singing the second verses of the running back James White is used to playing second fiddle in his career as a running back. In high school, White was No. 2 on the depth chart behind former UNC running back Giovani Bernard.
Badgers may have to start guard-heavy lineup in 2013 season. Much of that bubbling optimism can be credited to one player: Sam Dekker. As a true freshman, he was the Badgers’ most efficient scorer and managed to fulfill the promise he came in with Ian McCue as one of the country’s top Right On Cue 20 recruits. Despite ranking sixth on the team in minutes Even my own cynical mind (22.3 per game), his 9.6 points per game were just 1.5 is not averse to dreaming below that of UW’s leading about what the near future scorer, junior guard Ben holds for Wisconsin men’s Brust. basketball. Though this The even more telling may be the natural mental number was 47.8 percent, cycle for any overcommitted Dekker’s team-leading sports fan, the combination field goal percentage. Pair of experience and raw talent that with a 40.7 percent returning has set the stakes conversion rate from threeenticingly high for next
point territory in the regular season, fifth-best in the Big Ten and a full percentage point better than Brust, who still earned a reputation as Wisconsin’s most dangerous sharpshooter. More importantly, anyone who watches Dekker for any significant period sees the potential for him to become an offensive anchor in 201314, the kind of pure scorer this year’s team lacked. It’s no coincidence that he led the team in shooting percentage. His refreshing aggression and ability to create his own shot opened up lanes to the hoop and gave him higher percentage looks closer to the basket.
But Dekker must first be given a leash long enough to allow him to showcase his rare offensive talent. It was no secret Dekker’s flaky defense kept him from starting as a freshman, and though head coach Bo Ryan should have no reason to hold him back next year, it’s about the only thing that could keep him from a breakout sophomore campaign. Next most important on the list of returnees is junior guard Josh Gasser. After missing his entire junior campaign, Gasser is not critical to this team so much for his scoring ability, but for the stabilizing presence he
brings to the floor. He is the grandfather-like figure, the calming voice in the huddle when the Badgers are down 10 on the road in a decisive conference game late in the season. As a sophomore two years ago, Gasser was on the floor more than 80 percent of the time. His 7.6 points and 1.9 assists per game should both improve in his third year as a starter. While his point totals are not overwhelming, he can drive to the basket with regularity — a skill that was in short supply on this year’s team. Now sharing the hardwood with an electric scorer like Dekker, Gasser should become an even
distributor as he becomes more comfortable manning the point. By now you may be wondering why I haven’t made more than a brief mention of Brust. This past season Brust was often reluctant to penetrate the lane instead of settling for an outside look (61.5 percent of his shot attempts were three-pointers this season) and is best suited for a “pure shooter” role with Gasser back in the lineup. He is the type of player who will erupt on a few nights for 20-plus points and keep opposing defenses honest by forcing
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