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Head coach Bret Bielema announced the starting CB will redshirt the season after injuring his left foot | 18

LaFollette School of Public Affairs starts school year off with new director — an economist from D.C. | 4

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Student turnout high at protests Press conference buckles under capacity issues; 750 attend debate Katherine Krueger Deputy News Editor The release of a report from a conservative think tank alleging discriminatory practices within the University of Wisconsin Office of Admissions and Recruitment catalyzed a flurry of student mobilization in opposition to the study.

Students chanting “power to the people” and touting homemade signs giving a snapshot of their personal history began congregating outside the DoubleTree Hotel to protest an 11 a.m. press conference Tuesday where the results of the study were presented by Roger Clegg, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity. Around the time the conference was scheduled to begin, hotel staff barred some journalists, including a Badger Herald reporter, photographer and videographer, and members of the community from

entering, citing capacity concerns. Outside the building, students addressed the assembled crowd on the racial disparity presented in the documents and urged supporters to resist what speakers characterized as

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Those who could not get into the 11 a.m. press conference at the DoubleTree Hotel stood outside in protest of the report issued by the Center for Equal Opportunity, which alleged the University of Wisconsin was discriminatory in its admissions process.

Legislators may look at admissions After report alleging discriminatory UW policy, lawmaker says review of findings ‘likely’ Katherine Krueger Deputy News Editor

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Damon Williams, vice provost for climate and diversity, addresses students.

A state legislator is calling for a review of the University of Wisconsin’s admission practices after an organization released a study that labels higher admission rates among black and Latino students at UW as discriminatory. The report, released by the conservative Center for Equality Opportunity, purports the university’s holistic admission practices, which factor race and ethnicity into acceptance decisions, gives heavy preference to black and Hispanic students over their white and Asian counterparts in both undergraduate and law school admissions. The data used in the report was obtained

through an initial Freedom of Information Act request and then a lawsuit filed against the university. According to Wisconsin Court System records, the first

high school rank and other data points were employed to demonstrate “an extremely large degree of preference” granted to certain students.

“We need to review if indeed there are qualified people not being let in. But we also need to be looking at how to give students of color who may have come from different backgrounds a chance.” Rep. Terese Berceau D-Madison judicial attempt to obtain admissions information began in 1999. In addition to rates of admission sorted by racial and ethnic identification, SAT and ACT scores,

According to the report, UW admitted more than 7 out of every 10 black applicants and more than 8 out of 10 Hispanic students as compared to about 6 out of 10 Asian

and white applicants for 2007 and 2008. CEO’s findings also state the 24-point median ACT score for admitted black students was two points lower than the median score for Hispanics, six points lower than Asian applicants and five points below white students’ median score of 29. As a result of the findings, Rep. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, issued a statement calling for an oversight hearing to review the “possibly illegal” process. Nass chairs the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities. “The study raises serious allegations against the UW System


State Street renovation plans go before city board Matt Huppert State Editor The renovation of several roads and pedestrian walkways adjacent to the University of Wisconsin’s campus was just one of many budgetary breakdowns weighed by the mayor and city alders at Tuesday’s Board of Estimates meeting.

Mayor Paul Soglin and members of the board went over the Executive Capital Budget and Capital Improvement Program for 2012. This annual budget divides funding between agencies of the executive branch in order to make large operating improvements throughout the city, Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8,

said. The city has proposed spending $11.5 million on a construction project to improve the condition of University Avenue during the upcoming year with an additional $630,000 proposed to fund a construction project for Henry Street. The budget also outlines $4.9 million to go toward revitalizing

the 700 and 800 blocks of State Street and Library Mall between Memorial Library and the University Bookstore, with the bulk of funding to be received in 2014. Resnick said this multimillion dollar investment is the last component of the city’s decade-long State Street corridors project to renovate and restore the popular

pedestrian destination. The project will enhance the atmosphere of the area, Resnick said, while continuing to cater to the local food carts that have become a staple on the block. “It’s really going to change the whole look of the façade and become more welcoming to the street vendors,” Resnick said.

During the meeting, Soglin exchanged sharp words with Ald. Tim Bruer, District 14, over the proposed location of a fire department fleet building and the merits of the city’s investment in South Park Street’s Village on Park mall, both located in Bruer ’s district.


Presidential primary in Wis. pushed back Matt Huppert State Editor In the only meeting of the Assembly and Senate scheduled this month, the Legislature voted in favor of moving the state’s presidential primary election to April and the Senate swore two new members into office. In its first meeting of the fall session and what will also likely be its only meeting until October, the state Senate swore in Sens. Jessica King, D-Oshkosh, and Jennifer Schilling, D-La-Crosse, who defeated incumbent senators Randy Hopper, R-Oshkosh, and Dan Kapanke, R-La-Crosse, respectively in the heavily

publicized recall elections of the summer. The Assembly also voted in a 65-32 split to move the state’s presidential primary from mid-February to the first Tuesday of April. Wisconsin Republican Party spokesperson Katie McCallum said the idea to move the presidential primary to early April was a bipartisan decision made by the national Republican and Democratic committees. McCallum said the current national presidential primary schedule by nature encourages presidential candidates to campaign


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Campus Editor The University of Wisconsin rose to 10th in the ranks of public institutions in the U.S. News World Report’s 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges. The university tied for 10th place along with the University of CaliforniaSanta Barbara and the University of Washington, according to the U.S. News website. The website also listed UW as 42nd in national doctoral universities. This is up from the 2011 edition of the U.S. News World Report, where UW was ranked 13th among public institutions and 45th in national doctoral universities. UW Provost Paul DeLuca said the rankings will help impact

prospective students’ decisions to attend the university. “These kinds of reports are really of great value to students and families when they’re trying to make college decisions,” DeLuca said. However, DeLuca also said he did not think the report should not be regarded as a completely accurate measure of a school. “Would I say I believe the report is of high precision? No. Quite frankly, I think it underestimates the quality of big institutions because it’s driven by so much reputational activities,” DeLuca said. DeLuca also said that while the UW’s reputation worldwide is spectacular, the majority of people recognizing this are mostly undergraduate

students in the Midwest — and that this may have affected the school’s standing. The Best Colleges list is based on up to 16 different measures of quality, according to the U.S. News World Report’s website. These measurements fall into seven categories for the national university survey: peer assessment, graduation and retention rate, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni donations, graduation rate performance and high school counselor reputation rankings. The rankings system also uses two different types of measures, according to the website: input and output. Input measures are specified as “[reflecting] the quality of students, faculty and other

resources used in education,” while outcome measures “capture the results of the education an individual receives.” For colleges studied for the National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges rankings, undergraduate academic reputation (consisting of peer assessment surveys and high school counselor ratings) holds the largest weight at 22.5 percent, according to a table on the website. The next highest category is tied between faculty resources and graduation and retention rates, at 20 percent each. “It’s driven very much by interpretation in many cases,” DeLuca said. “Though it also does use facts.” Deluca also said that part of the rankings takes

into account the opinion of faculty members from different universities. “Even though [UW] did fairly well in the ratings, I think we did better than what we were ranked,” Deluca said. UW’s engineering and business programs also made their way into the rankings, according to the press release from UW. Both the engineering and business programs tied for seventh among public doctoral-granting institutions in each respective category. The website also has UW’s undergraduate chemical engineering program ranked sixth at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate. The university was also ranked first for grad school rankings for clinical psychology and rehabilitation counseling.

CRIME in Brief GORHAM STREET Two men were arrested following a suspected battery and robbery of a 22-year-old male on the 200 block of West Gorham Street, a Madison Police Department report said. According to the report, a bicyclist came upon the two suspects kicking the victim in the head and yelled at them to stop the assault. Based on descriptions gathered from witnesses, MPD officers located the suspects. “We see these crimes more as a mindset and arrested some 25 people for similar crimes throughout the summer,” MPD spokesperson Joel DeSpain said.

S. CARROLL AND S. HAMILTON After a dispute between family members allegedly took a violent turn, Shante Carter was arrested and detained at the Dane County Jail for disorderly conduct and an unauthorized use of a weapon. Carter allegedly engaged in a heated argument with her brother while driving in a car with several members of her family. The MPD report said the disagreement resulted in Carter halting the car before exiting the vehicle and allegedly spraying her brother with pepper spray.


Many different departments in Dane County responded to a bomb threat at a Super 8 Motel investigation shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a MPD report said. A Dane Country Sheriff K9 team and the FBI joined MPD officers on the scene. The incident resulted in the closure of the frontage road leading to the motel, and the faculty was evacuated for safety reasons. Both have since reopened. Following a thorough search conducted by officials that did not uncover any suspicious items, MPD is encouraging individuals with any information to come forward.

MINERAL POINT ROAD A 19-year-old Middleton man became the victim of a robbery and beating on Saturday night, a MPD report said. The man was battered and beaten with his own crutches when officers responded to the incident in a parking lot in the 6600 block of Mineral Point Road. DeSpain said the victim was well aware of who the assailants were, and one of them has been apprehended by law enforcement. “We’ve seen a number of cases where individuals owe money for a number of things, and if they don’t pay up, people come to collect the debts they’re owed,” he said.

STATE STREET While many may doubt the probability of recovering a stolen bike, a report for MPD said the help of a citizen witness lead officers to recover the stolen property. Andre Vance, 17, of Madison was arrested after a man witnessed the suspect take a women’s mountain bike and load it onto a Madison Metro bus. DeSpain said this type of crime tends to garner a lot of attention among Madison residents. “Madison is a big bike city, so when you start stealing people’s bikes, it’s the kind of crime a lot of people pay attention to,” DeSpain said.

Voices heard During the debate at Union South, students lined up to question Center for Equal Opportunity President Roger Clegg’s stance on his report and affirmative action. Malory Goldin The Badger Herald

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D.C. economist named director of La Follette Selby Rodriguez Campus Editor An economist hailing from Washington D.C. with a background in health research will take the reins of the University of Wisconsins La Follette School of Public Affairs this fall. Thomas DeLeire is an economist, according to a UW statement, focusing his research on labor and health economics. He was the interim director of the UW Population Health Institute for the past year and currently teaches classes in several UW departments. His resume also boasts being a senior analyst

Currently, DeLeire for the Congressional a faculty Budget Office and a supervises senior economist for the dealing with both student Council of Economic services and the financial Advisers, according to the aspects of the school while also interacting statement. DeLeire said he found with a board of advisers consisting of alumni, out he was going to friends of the school, be the school’s new people from the director in the spring state and people in of 2011, officially Washington D.C. taking over in the He is also teaching beginning of July. a course in health “I am delighted by services research. Tom’s appointment According to the to the directorship. DeLeire He represents the school’s website, the ideal of policy-focused La Follete School trains scholarship that is at the students to convert a heart of the Wisconsin prior passion for public Idea and the La Follette affairs and service into School,” said Donald careers with the power to Moynihan, associate benefit both the country and the world. director of the school.

“Our students receive training in public policy analysis and also public administration. Most go on to work in either nonprofit areas, federal or local governments or in the private sector dealing with how a company relates to government regulation,” DeLeire said. DeLeire also said the school’s curriculum follows the Wisconsin Idea closely. “La Follette really embodies the Wisconsin Idea in terms of how our research and other activities that really end up serving the citizens of Wisconsin,” he said. “We train our students in more things, who then go on to

not only get great careers, but who also have more public service experience and can really help out at public-oriented schools.” The school offers graduate programs in public affairs and international public affairs, along with a dual degree program. The school also allows seniors to take graduate classes so they may graduate with a master ’s degree with only one additional year of college. Moynihan said DeLeire’s research and past experience will be beneficial to the school as it correlates to the school’s mission. “Tom is an

extraordinarily prolific scholar who has meaningful contributions to topics as varied as health policy, happiness and labor economics. His work … has direct relevance to the policy changes governments face,” he said. “This is the type of non-partisan rigorous work that we prepare our Master ’s students to do and demonstrates the value of investing in public universities.” DeLeire’s appointment as La Follete School of Public Affairs director follows previous director Carolyn Heinrich’s announcement that she was leaving the school.

Report: Administrative cuts trending Justin Pope Associated Press (AP) -- Colleges and universities are cutting budgets by the tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. But what exactly are they cutting - fat or lean? Johns Hopkins professor Benjamin Ginsberg has buttressed his acerbic attacks on higher education’s “bureaucracy gone wild” with a new book. But a report out Wednesday from a research group concludes that compared to previous downturns, colleges have better resisted the temptation to balance the books with easy cuts to teaching, and are trying to make structural reforms. The University of North Carolina system has eliminated more than 3,000 positions - mostly adjunct professors - to bridge a $414 million state budget cut this year. The beleaguered California State system - which has lost roughly $1 billion in funding - has turned away 50,000 otherwise admissible students in recent years for lack of resources to teach them. But at the same time, major system reorganizations are under way in several states.

Last week, the University of Wisconsin detailed plans to cut 51 jobs at its system HQ, giving more autonomy to branch campuses and shielding them somewhat from even harsher cuts. Missouri’s university system has cut central-office jobs, while universities in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois are all at least starting to collaborate on bulk purchasing. At Cal State schools, more than two staff and administration jobs have been eliminated for every full-time faculty spot reduction over the last two years. The latest Delta Cost Project, which studies university spending patterns and has sharply criticized “administrative bloat” on campus in the past, covers only spending through 2009, so it captures only the early stages of the latest budget pressures. But it does suggest universities have begun making important changes in where they spend money. Over the past 10 years at public universities, instructional spending rose only around 10 percent per student, while spending on “institutional support” rose 15 percent and maintenance

20 percent. But more recently the figures have turned. In 2009, instructional spending rose 1 percent, administrative spending 0.4 percent and operations fell 5 percent. “The first place that they’re going is in those administrative areas,” said Jane Wellman, executive director of Delta Cost Project. “There’s big money in that. It’s painful but they have to do it.” Ginsberg’s book notes that in 1975, roughly 275,000 administrators and staffers supported 450,000 professors on college campuses. By 2005, staffers and administrators easily outnumbered teachers. Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors, sympathizes with Ginsberg’s take on the sprawling higher ed bureaucracy - but also agrees things may have changed lately. “There’s been more cutting form administration in the last two years then I’ve ever seen before,” said Nelson, a professor at the University of Illinois who is also a vocal critic of high presidential and administrative salaries. “It’s partly symbolism. If you’re going to make the faculty

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acceptance ratio for black students over white students based on ACT

acceptance ratio for black students over white students based on SAT


acceptance ratio for Hispanic students over white students based on ACT SOURCE: Center for Equal Opportunity

acceptance ratio for Hispanic students over white students based on SAT

Number of points LOWER black admittees scored on SAT comapred to white and Asian admittees


Number of points LOWER Hispanic admittees scored on SAT compared to whites/Asians

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The University of Wisconsin is among universities across the nation putting administrative jobs on the chopping block to cut costs during tough times. existed 40 years ago probably would not have survived the chopping block this long if they did not usually bring in more revenue for the university than their positions cost. University of Wisconsin President Kevin Reilly says that between transparent public budgets and the steady state cuts - including


A member of the Wisconsin Alumni Association keeps a steady hand pouring root beer floats that passersby got to enjoy for free Tuesday afternoon.

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and staff take furloughs, if you’re going to cancel positions that are scheduled to be filled, and you don’t want to be hung on the quad, you have to show some willingness to cut some administrative fat. But there’s so much fat they’ve gotten nowhere near the meat on the administration side.” Ginsberg says universities could cut one-third of their administrative jobs with nobody even noticing the effects. Few would go that far. The Delta Project data, for instance, typically make finer distinctions than Ginsberg between top-level administrators and support staff like mental health counselors and financial aid advisers who are inarguably front-line workers for the university’s educational mission. Meanwhile, few would count staff like IT coordinators or campus police - both of whose ranks have surged in recent years - in the same category as executives with titles like “director of institutional effectiveness” (one that particularly irked Ginsberg). Meanwhile, the legions of fundraisers and grantwriters whose jobs barely

ADMINISTRATION, from 1 that they would use race and ethnicity as a core admissions test,” said Mike Mikalsen, a spokesperson for Nass. “It seems to show numerous students are being bypassed, with hundreds of more qualified students not being admitted.” Mikalsen said the hearing, which would be scheduled in the upcoming weeks, could lead to the drafting of new legislation concerning the issues at hand or a request being made to the attorney general for formal review. He added litigation

in the earliest primaries, as these tend to forecast who will be the victors in the general election. Due to this trend, McCallum said states such as Iowa and New Hampshire moved their primary elections to extremely early dates over the past several years, which she said unnecessarily extends the national presidential campaign season. States that are not willing to spend the resources to compete for early primaries, such as the state of Wisconsin, are hurt by this system, she said. For this reason the RNC and DNC came together and drafted national standards to curb some of the influence of the early primary states, she said. The decision to move Wisconsin’s primary date back to April was in congruence with these national changes. “This was created so that Wisconsin voters do have a say in who the national candidates are,” McCallum said. In a statement, the

against UW lies “almost certainly” on the horizon. Rep. Terese Berceau, D-Madison, said in an interview with The Badger Herald that while the committee will review the admissions process, she characterized the matter as a “witch hunt” catalyzed by an anti-affirmative action organization. “We need to review if indeed there are qualified people not being let in,” she said. “But we also need to be looking at how to give students of color who may have come from different backgrounds a chance.” UW administration issued a statement

Democratic Party of Wisconsin lambasted the Legislature’s decision not to schedule any additional Assembly or Senate meetings for the rest of

“This was created so that Wisconsin voters do have a say in who the national candidates are.” Katie McCallum

Republican Party spokesperson

September. Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state Legislature have failed to pass any jobs legislation this year, the statement said. “In the face of soaring unemployment and unable to explain his administration’s failure on a phony campaign jobs promise, Scott

Tuesday in response to the charges against the admissions process, which the statement described as “holistic, competitive and selective.” In the statement, Interim Chancellor David Ward said the university does not grant applicants admittance on the isolated grounds of race or ethnicity. A range of factors, including high school grades, letters of recommendation, involvement in activities and standardized testing scores play a role in determining whether an applicant is admitted, the statement said.

$250 million the last two years alone - that he’s faced, he finds the idea of an out-of-control academic bureaucracy incredible. He noted top Wisconsin executives, staff and faculty alike joined all state employees in taking eight furlough days after the last budget, amounting to a 3-percent pay cut.

Walker is sitting idly by as his Republican Legislature has only one work day planned this month after not passing a single piece of jobs legislation in 2011,” the statement said. While unemployment has increased in the state during Walker ’s tenure as governor, the statement said the governor has not backed down from the stance that his controversial budget repair law will aid job creation through the improvement of the state’s economy. “Scott Walker has done nothing to create jobs in Wisconsin, and his Republican Legislature can only be bothered to show up for work one day this month, displaying a shocking indifference to the terrible climate they have created in Wisconsin,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said in the statement. “I guess now that tax breaks for the superrich have been made law, Scott Walker and the Republicans can take the month off,” he added.

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PROTEST, from 1 an attack aiming to divide students of different racial identity or ethnicity. When an exterior door was opened for an official exiting the building, students stormed the building in an attempt to enter the meeting. As Clegg and an associate hastily departed the conference for the hotel elevator, protesters held open the door and confronted the men with chants of “more than a score” for several minutes. Around 300 members of the campus community later reassembled on Bascom Hill to rally supporters around the “attack,” which Damon Williams, vice provost for diversity and climate, promised would be met with coordinated action. Associated Students of Madison Vice Chair Beth Huang also said UW’s status as a public land grant

university necessitates that issues of diversity and accessibility will remain crucial missions for the campus. The events of the day culminated in a scheduled forum on affirmative action between Clegg and UW law professor Larry Church held at Union South and hosted by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Studies. The University of Wisconsin Police Department reported nearly 750 people were admitted. Throughout the event, Clegg contended that factoring race and ethnicity into admissions decisions causes a different brand of discrimination against some students. “It’s unfair, it’s divisive, it compromises the academic mission of the university and it’s leading to guaranteed failure for these students,” he said. The majority of those in attendance at the

forum cheered Church’s assessment of the inherent value of affirmative action and shouted sentiments of disgust during portions of Clegg’s allotted time. In considering whether admissions committees should take race and ethnicity into account in their decision making, Church said such action was necessary to keep in line with the “demographic realities” emerging on a national scale. “We can’t afford to have a permanent underclass in the U.S. We need to have lawyers and doctors from all races,” Church said. Attendees gathered for a post-forum discussion after tensions peaked when the moderator ended the event on schedule at 8:30 p.m., in the midst of a question from a member of the audience. --Pam Selman and Ryan Malory Goldin The Badger Herald Rainey contributed to this report. Center for Equal Opportunity President Roger Clegg defended his stance against affirmative action at a forum on Tuesday.

ESTIMATES, from 1 In the budget, the mayor approved a decision by the agency to bid on a Park Street property. The agency argued the property’s centralized location makes it an ideal spot to house large equipment for the fire department. Bruer said the decision was made in haste and no bids should be made on the property until all other possible building options are explored. He said he was told the city’s current facilities are efficient enough to house all of the major fire department equipment. The city would look for possible alternate sites and other alternatives once the proposed bid on the Park Street property is made, Soglin said. Bruer said he Zhao Lim The Badger Herald wondered whether the During the second round of the review of the capital budget at the Board city would have granted property less of Estimates on Tuesday night, Mayor Paul Soglin speaks to members. the

consideration if it was not been located in a neighborhood occupied mostly by lower-income communities. “I would hope we would pay that same courtesy to this neighborhood as it was to others,” Bruer said. “This is a highly inappropriate land use for this site.” A heated argument then followed over the merits of the city’s renovation plans of the Village on Park mall, which Soglin said was a poorly planned project. Several members of the Board of Estimates weighed in on this dispute, saying it was not a discussion that pertained to the Fleet Service agency’s capital budget. The board also reviewed the capital budgets of several other agencies for the next budgetary year, including Traffic Engineering, Water Utility and Parks.

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Media watchdog groups spread anti-gay sentiment traditionalist groups that refuse to accept America’s changing social mores. Neither Lemon nor any other gay journalist — I’m looking at you, Anderson Cooper — should deal with these problems any Ryan Rainey more than a black, Asian Multimedia Editor or Latino reporter should be accused of bias for the color of their skin. For years, Don Lemon Unfortunately, has been a diamond in the outside of Madison, rough at CNN. The dying the conversation about cable news network, media’s responsibility plagued by irrelevancy to the public is largely and low ratings for regulated by “media years, found a steadfast watchdog groups.” anchor with integrity in If you watch Fox Lemon, who anchors a News or MSNBC, you’ll newscast and interviews often see folks from the newsmakers from CNN’s Media Research Center headquarters in Atlanta. or Media Matters for This summer, Lemon America appear on the announced in a book that television set, spewing he is gay. In any other profession, that admission convenient figures about partisanship in the media shouldn’t be problematic. that only serve to further However, for many polarize the national journalists, coming out political discussion. So, as a homosexual incites naturally, the conservative accusations of bias from

watchdogs at the Media Research Center outside of Washington, DC have taken to singling out gay journalists like Lemon for being gay. “Lemon has a history of pro-gay bias at CNN, featuring soft interviews of pro-gay figures and hinting that Christian churches preach the same hateful message against homosexuality that the fringe Westboro Baptist Church promotes — ‘God hates fags,’” the think tank reported earlier this year on its news analysis site, NewsBusters. NewsBusters is chockfull of snide comments about how homosexuals wrongly dominate the news media — their most recent piece attacks celebrity blogger Perez Hilton for writing a “cute, uplifting children’s book and a slick piece of gay rights propaganda.” The writers behind

these pieces often appear on cable television, and their boss, MRC founder Brent Bozell, is often a featured guest on the Fox News Channel. These writers are not wingnuts backed into a rhetorical corner by a gaydominated media. They’re considered credible voices in our political discourse. This cannot continue. Aside from the one-sided and counterproductive contributions watchdog organizations on both ends of the political spectrum make to the public’s understanding of the media, they also help the continuation of stereotypes. For liberal groups like Media Matters, this means assuming all conservatives are explosive blowhards like Sean Hannity. But conservative groups like the MRC are even worse.

I noticed this when I read the comments about Perez Hilton. “This is another person who’d I’d like to beat the tar out of; the assault charges would be worth it,” wrote rbosque in a comment on NewsBusters. This is the kind of discourse many fringe conservative groups promote on their websites and on cable. Any journalist who doesn’t follow their strict set of anti-gay guidelines is condemned as a member of the “liberal media.” But the balance of history has finally shifted to the side of gay advocates, and anti-gay advocates can no longer gain the momentum to shift that balance back to their interests. At the risk of sounding like an overeager neo-hippie, this was the tone in the early sixties, so it must become

the tone today. My generation of student journalists has enough on its plate with the death of print and traditional journalism. It should be easy enough for us to decide that public figures like Rick Santorum obstruct rights in the same tradition of George Wallace and Strom Thurmond, and in 20 years the anti-gay lobby in this country will be reduced to irrelevancy. If that’s a liberal bias, I don’t care. It’s time for journalists — whether they be as gay as Don Lemon or as straight as Tom Brokaw — to acknowledge that sexual orientation isn’t an indicator of bias. It’s a state of being. Ryan Rainey (rrainey@ is a junior majoring in journalism and Latin American studies.

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Bike path safety requires increased effort from authorities Matt Jeffers Columnist

The Southwest Commuter Bike Path is the primary transportation route not only for many students, but also for many of Madison’s citizens. It is a valuable asset for its ease of access — no need to stop at traffic lights or deal with busy roads. However, on Sept. 10 at 10:51 p.m., a resident was robbed and assaulted by three teenagers on the bike path between West Doty Street and Main Street. Unfortunately, this instance is not uncommon on the commuter path, or on Madison’s many other bike paths. According to police, the victim may have been specifically targeted, a rarity in the pattern of random attacks that have been occurring in the past few months. However,

the fact remains that in the past nine months alone there were at least seven recorded instances of people being assaulted on bike paths. Any number of attacks is of course a bad thing, but this is not merely a few bad instances. Looking back at police records and news articles one can find dozens of reports of attacks on bike paths in the past several years. The many bike paths in Madison are coming to represent zones of consistent predation.

In the past nine months alone there were at least seven recorded instances of people being assaulted on bike paths. The potential for being beaten and robbed is not the worst that this situation can harbor. Anyone who drunkenly (or less likely soberly) decides to walk the bike path alone at night risks assault, robbery or worse. If there are criminals

out there willing to assault and rob innocent people, consider what else they are capable of. This is bound to be a terrible and tragic incident waiting to happen. The good news is that this can be prevented. What does it take? It is not simply a matter of awareness and taking precautions. Prudence alone is not the solution. There needs to be an active campaign undertaken by the police mepartments of Madison and policy makers in the city government and university. According to Sgt. Cherise Caradine, the University of Wisconsin Police Department is responsible for the Lakeshore Path on which it does random bike patrols. The Madison Police Department is responsible for the Southwest Commuter Path and the rest of the bike paths in the city, but does not currently do many biking patrols. For safety’s sake, the department should incorporate biking patrols as a

permanent part of operations, not just temporarily as they have been doing. This is a policy that would not be that difficult to implement considering that the UWPD can cover one bike path. One would assume that MPD could protect the others. The patrol would be easy to maintain; it would take two officers on bikes riding at 10 miles per hour (a very slow rate on a bike) roughly a half hour to patrol the entire path. With just one biking police patrol, each part of the path would see an officer at least once an hour. There are many stretches on the bike path where one can see relatively long distances, and shouting or yelling could be easily heard and responded to by officers. However, the real strength of force behind a patrol policy is not the fact that officers will be there when a crime on the bike path takes place, but that potential criminals would start noticing police on the

bike paths and start realizing the presence of patrols. This would be a major deterrent to committing a crime on bike paths.

With just one biking police patrol, each part of the path would see an officer at least once an hour. If MPD lacks the strength in numbers to support these patrols, they need not be constant but at least frequent. The mere possibility of police patrolling on bike paths all around the city will make potential offenders think twice. One contention that someone may raise against this proposal is that the criminals will go somewhere else to commit their crimes. We cannot change the criminal mind through public safety, but we can affect the scope and breadth of such crimes. By directly protecting some of the most vulnerable places in Madison, we can prevent and deter many would-be

criminal occurrences. Another response to this proposal is that by putting officers on the bike path we take them away from somewhere else. I have used the bike path for most of the last year at night and never once noticed a police patrol bike. Yet there are often five or more patrol cars on State Street on any given Friday or Saturday night. Instead of focusing all of the city’s police forces on a few streets near the downtown area, spare half a dozen officers to protect the least protected and most vulnerable areas. This is not a criticism of MPD, but rather a suggestion on how to protect against more serious crime. The focus of the Police should shift to protecting not only the well-lit roads of State Street, but also to protecting the dark bike paths where real criminals are preying on the good people of Madison. Matt Jeffers (mjeffers@ is a senior majoring in philosophy and economics.

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Classifieds today outside of Chamberlin Wednesday after i dislocated my shoulder. Im sure a strange sobbing girl randomly approaching you and asking for help was unsettling, but you were super nice and I hope you know how much I appreciated it! You have some wicked good karma headed your way!

QSO to wondering what would happen if I grabbed somebody sexy, told em “hey give me everything tonight” ASO to the group of freshmen girls at the SERF today. Yes there are stairs to get up to the cardio center. Yes we all have to walk them. If you are that lazy then you must need the extra exercise anyways. Stop complaining and deal with it. SO to my lint trap in the dryer. I can’t but notice the lint in there is always mostly reddish. On Wisconsin!

ASO to thinking a guy was hitting on me at work when he asked, “do you know any good places to eat around here?” turns out he just wanted a dining hall...another successful interaction with a man! SO to rainy mornings. Sometimes it’s a rainy day just to let you know everything’s going to be all right. SO to those moments when you make eye contact with a beautiful girl and time just stops. ASO to my roommate

blasting music when I’m trying to watch Clint Eastwood be awesome in Gran Torino. SO to the girl singing with an open window in Susan B Davis. You actually weren’t half bad, but how you sang for 2 straight hours that loudly I’ll never know. SO to blatantly checking out a guy that ran past me, then him happening to run by me again about 15 minutes later and laugh cause he recognized me. Oops. SO to the girl who helped me lock my bike

ASO to the coasties in my Consumer Behavior class not paying attention and surfing Perez Hilton, Kaivalya Yoga, and on iChat. ASO to the freshman boy who texted me variations of “What are you up to?” throughout Friday night. If I didn’t respond to your first text, what makes you think I would respond to your third or fourth? SO to all my fellow Badgers looking for love, friendship, good grades, wins, beginnings, ends, adventure, memories or lack of memories. It’s a new semester, so let’s live up to our own awesomeness. SO to the girl in geography 120 that wrote down “round sphere” in her notes when the prof was lecturing on the shape of the earth. i mean, did you really need both words...or to write anything at all? SO to now believing in aliens. They must have dropped off all these hot guys, because I never saw any of them last year. SO to my hot Environmental Studies TA. I’d allocate your resources. SO to the guy outside Walgreens who converted an empty bottle of bleach into his new water bottle. .................MORE >

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The Badger Herald | Classifieds | Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SO to the freshman who stopped me while walking past Honest Abe to ask me if I knew where Bascom Hall was. Your ignorance made my day. HMFSO to the guys at the game with the Russell Wilson hats that were actually the outside of a Wilson volleyball with Russel written on it and a red hand print. Fucking baller. Fucking baller. RSO to Russell Wilson. Badger Nation loves you! ASO to the dumbshits walking down the middle of the road on Charter. I will run your asses over with all 49.5 cc’s throttled. SO to the 5 good lookin’ fellas guys riding down Dayton on mopeds. Honking your horns simultaneously to a nice little toon definitely made my evening. ASO to the too many of you ladies wearing shorts that are entirely too revealing. Either work out those buns or go sit your ass on a shelf in the dairy aisle...


ASO to the panic attacks brought about by a nearing graduation. SO to people with pictures on Learn@UW. Thanks for the lols. SO to the TA on the 38 this afternoon who made me laugh when he told his friend over the phone how the buses here are like the ones in Boston... “You get on and then you can basically get off wherever.” I commend you on your keen observation skills, sir. SO to Mad Men for showing me that there was a time when men actually liked real curves on women, not stick thin betches. RSO to Don Draper. Unrelated SO to the fact that Anderson Cooper (thee silver fox) is now having a daytime talk show! ASO to being “that guy” in class. Felt like the entire planet could hear my stomach growling. Pipe down, you hungry bitch, I’ll feed you when we get home. SO to apples, apple season, and hopeful apple orchard dates. ASO to the fruit stand not being around anymore.

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SO to straws. You make it sooo much easier to be lazy while drinking a beverage. HSO to Champions League soccer season starting today. One of the best times of the year, that is, right next to the beginning of the Packers season. You know what’s good. SO to my professor for saying gin and tonics are his favorite drink. I have a new respect for you and will start paying attention in your class. SO to the unbelievably beautiful red-head in my corso d’Italiano. Everything about you screams gorgeous, and yet you seem quiet and chill, which makes you even more wonderfully gorgeous. I wish I had the balls to talk to you, even to just be friends. Or even just to tell you how beautiful I think you are. SO to my roommates for finally settling the “Pop” vs. “Soda” debate. We shall henceforth refer to it solely as “Chaser”. ASO to the two people in Astron 103 who thought that the moon was the same size as


the earth. How did you get into Madison? I’m pretty sure that you have to take 5th grade science to get into this university. ASO to the Career Fair and all the associated stress. DSO to the real world. SO to potentially making bank this summer SO to the shout outs. Because of you I started a relationship with the boy of my dreams and we arenow engaged! If I knew who the shout out controller was, I would invite you to our wedding. ASO to the men of the Classics department: Why are you all either snooty, married, or gay? I’d like to date one of you dorks! ASO to the Wiscard office moving slower than the DMV. 20 minutes to make a deposit, really? SO to my phone correcting wiscard to wow STD. ASO to the bitch biking behind me on the sidewalk today who yelled “MOVE! YOU’RE IN MY WAY!” It’s called a sideWALK not a sideBIKE! There’s a bike lane on the street for a reason, dumbass.


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


DIFFICULTY RATING: Composting Fluffy
















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

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

DIFFICULTY RATING: Explaining your compost pile to neighbors


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

3 3 3 3

6 7 23 24

{ 1, 2, 3 } { 1, 2, 4 } { 6, 8, 9 } { 7, 8, 9 }

4 4 4 4

10 11 29 30

{ 1, 2, 3, 4 } { 1, 2, 3, 5 } { 5, 7, 8, 9 } { 6, 7, 8, 9 }

5 5 5 5

15 16 34 35

{ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 } { 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 } { 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 } { 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 }

6 6 6 6

21 22 38 39

{ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 } { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 } { 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 } { 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 }

7 7 7 7

28 29 41 42

{ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 } { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 } { 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 } { 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 }

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

{ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 } { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 } { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 } { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 } { 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 } { 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 } { 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 } { 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 } { 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 }



































45 47























43 46















Puzzle by Elizabeth C. Gorski







Across 1 Coach Ewbank who led the Jets to a Super Bowl championship 5 Sturdy mountain climber? 9 English derby site 14 Pac-12 team 15 Circular dance 16 Iroquoian people 17 Place for a sweater? 19 Composer Stravinsky and others 20 A Mexican might sleep under it 21 Totally wrong 22 “Peer Gynt” mother 23 La ___ Tar Pits 24 Sheets for scribbling 29 30- or 60-second spot 33 Three, in Rome 34 Mideast

moguls 35 Not just mislead 36 Pocahontas’s husband 38 Hogwash 39 When a right turn may be allowed 40 “You have my word on it” 41 Suitor 43 Certain fraternity man, informally 44 Antifur org. 45 Ice cream holder 47 “ … or so ___ say” 49 “A New World Record” grp. 50 Put down 53 Beau 58 Full-bosomed 59 Fairway clubs … or a hint to the starts of the answers to 17-, 24- and 45-Across and 10- and 37-Down 60 “The Sur-

61 62 63 64 65

render of ___” (Diego Velázquez painting) Whitaker’s Oscar-winning role “Zip-___Doo-Dah” Poe’s middle name Root beer brand King with the immortal line “Who is it that can tell me who I am?”

Down 1 Scaredy-cat 2 Outside: Prefix 3 K-6 sch. designation 4 Entreaty to Bo-Peep 5 Earlyish teatime 6 Uncouth sort 7 Suffix with buck 8 Bump in bumper cars, maybe 9 Rat in “Ratatouille”

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10 Playground lingo 11 Possible cause of school cancellation 12 Storybook character 13 Superlative adverb 18 Emma of “The Avengers” 21 Music sheet abbr. 23 Annual citymagazine theme 24 “Peanuts,”

for one 25 “Gladiator” star 26 Like a candle night after night, say 27 Breathing space 28 90 is a pretty high one 30 Left-hand page 31 Used the dining room 32 “Gunsmoke” setting, informally 35 Legendary siren of the Rhine 37 Fizzless drink 42 High dice rolls 45 Tie the knot 46 O.K. place? 48 Mr. Universe, e.g. 50 “Fernando” group 51 Small knot 52 Figure skater’s leap 53 Succotash bean 54 “Amores” poet 55 Presage 56 Fit for service 57 River of Flanders 59 Goldfish swallowing in the 1920s, e.g.

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If, while interviewing with your professor for a research position he mentions his large endowment, make sure he’s talking about funding.

ArtsEtc. Editor Sarah Witman


The Badger Herald | Arts | Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hump up the jam: Sex questions find answers Sam Johnson & Amie Kjellstrom Hump Day Columnists I JUST HAD SEX! And it felt so good. Welcome, fellow Badgers, to a brand new year of the Hump Day column! We’re your new pair of nympho columnists and we’re ready to get hot and heavy. This year, you can expect to hear from us about everything from fetishes to the female orgasm, from male sex toys to masturbation. But more important than the topics we love are the topics you want us to write about, and we want to hear them all. So this year, we’re challenging you to challenge us. Send us your questions and your dirt, your secret skills and techniques, your best vibrator hiding places, and your all-time favorite porno scenes. We want to hear it. And we know you’re dying to spill. But before we get to your questions, let us tell you about ourselves: Sam: Sam here, just your friendly neighborhood sexual health educator. I’m a part-time nerd and a full-time sex-positive person. You can stop by to visit me in the Sex Out Loud or PAVE office and grab some free safer sex supplies. Amie: And me? I just like talking about sex. Seriously. Any time, day or night. By email, phone, fax, Facebook or Skype. If you also like talking about sex you can email me ( anytime you like. Or you could buy me a cup of tea. I promise I don’t bite too hard. Now, on to some questions: Q: Is there any way I can make my cum taste better? Sam: Eat more fruits and veggies! Food with high water concentrations like watermelon, celery, pineapple and cantaloupe give ejaculate a lighter, sweeter taste. Try to avoid coffee and beer — they can make cum taste bitter (I know, the two most common beverages of choice for college students, but it’s true). And, of course, avoid asparagus if you’re planning on getting

head. Trust me. Q: What’s the difference between his pleasure, her pleasure and shared pleasure condoms? Sam: His pleasure condoms usually have extra room in the head and/or are lubed-up on the inside. Of course you could (and should) add a few drops of lube to the inside of a condom anyway. Her pleasure condoms have ribs and/ or studs (raised lines or dots) on the lower part of the condom, which feels oh-so-good when they rub the outer third of the vagina. Shared pleasures have a combination of the aforementioned features. Try them all and let us know which one you loved most! Q: I don’t want to spend money on lube. What are some of my options? Sam: My dear Badger, you should never have to pay for safer sex supplies while living anywhere near a college campus! You already bought them with your segregated fees. Sex Out Loud, the Campus Women’s Center and the LGBT Campus Center all carry multiple types of lube, so stop in when they’re open to pick some up! Of course, there’s always the ancient tried and true spit. Massage oils and syrups like chocolate sauce are also alternatives. Just remember that you can’t use oil-based lube with latex condoms, and sugar can cause yeast infections. Q: Is it true that girls can get boners? Amie: Sort of. When women get sexually aroused, a couple of things happen. First, blood rushes to the blood vessels in the genital region in a process called vasocongestion, causing that tingly feeling you get down there when you’re horny. Then, during orgasm, the muscles of the vaginal wall contract in a process called myotonia. The accumulation of blood in the genitals causes the clitoris to swell and the vagina to lubricate or become wet, which

causes the erection of the genital tissues. So not a traditional boner, per se, but erect genital tissue nonetheless. Q: Will getting my tonsils out help me deep throat? Amie: Please don’t drop five grand to get them out for that purpose, because, physiologically, it won’t help you out at all … and this is coming from a girl who has had her tonsils out for years. When giving head, your gag reflex is triggered not by the penis coming into contact with your tonsils, but with your soft palate. A good way to get around triggering this reflex is to perform fellatio on your partner in the sideways-69 position. The angle will allow you to take your partner’s penis much deeper into your throat without gagging. You could also talk to your partner and have him help you practice relaxing the muscles in your throat. The better you know your own body, and how it reacts to certain stimuli, the better you’ll be able to perform. Q: What’s the largest penis ever recorded? Amie: You sure you want to know? You asked for it. The current owner of the world’s largest penis is a man named Jonah Falcon, who measures 13.5 inches long and 6.25 inches around … ouch. Up for some more crazy sex records? Horst Schultz holds the world record for the farthest (18’9”) and fastest (42.7mph) ejaculation. Porn star Lisa Sparxxx holds the record for the largest gangbang after fucking 919 men in a single day. And the winner of the World Masturbation-athon, Masanobu Sato, beat (no pun intended) his own world record by whacking off for 9 hours and 58 minutes straight. Props. Hump Day classics like this will be here every Wednesday, for your unending pleasure. Don’t forget to submit your questions to Amie and Sam at humpday@ Do it. Right now.

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South Park

The Book of Mormon

Touch of Grey

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Paper Planes

Made by the same crassly comical creators of Comedy Central’s “South Park” TV show, “The Book of Mormon” is a largely hilarious religious satire in musical form. The Broadway production has already won nine Tony Awards, and presents many of the same themes with poignant vulgarity as seen on “South Park.”

Found on Beirut’s latest album, The Rip Tide, the instrumentation of “Santa Fe” is easily recognizable to Deadheads as similar to that of “Touch of Grey.” Fans of either band will appreciate the melodic peacefulness of “Santa Fe” and will be able to envision the arid beauty of the Southwestern city for which it was named.

Santa Fe

After seeing street artist Banksy’s Oscarnominated documentary feature “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” non-fiction film enthusiasts were left looking for more. “The Parking Lot Movie” just might fill the void, as it appeals to American culture and provides a cast of characters as thought-provoking as Banksy’s Thierry Guetta. And, it’s on Netflix Instant Watch.

The Parking Lot Movie

Anyone lucky enough to be familiar with Santigold’s first album, Santogold, has been going through the stages of post-acute withdrawal ever since. Years later, there’s finally a fix — in the form of her 2011 single “Go!” with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ frontwoman Karen O.


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The Brooklyn-based duo Das Racist is joined by hype man Dap to create a solid blend of joke and conscious rap on its latest release ‘Relax,’ which has the capacity to make even the most skeptical of listeners recognize the group’s established depth of musicianship.

Das Racist spits social commentary on album Emily Genco ArtsEtc. Staff Writer Die-hard fans who can mentally trace the route Heems and Kool A.D. follow to find their trusty hypeman Dap in the “Who’s That? Brooown!” music video surely couldn’t “Relax” waiting for the latest from Das Racist to drop. But for many, the jury’s still out. Some relegate the Brooklyn trio to the ranks of joke rap alongside the Lil B a.k.a. the Based God. That’s too easy. Closer examination reveals cutting social commentary wrapped in the rhymes of Heems (Himanshu Suri) and Kool A.D. (Victor Vazquez). Leading off the album, the title track bursts with enough effects to bewitch even the most experienced eardrum. As one shrill voice crescendos, listeners may well wonder if Alvin or one of his chipmunk posse lent vocal talent. The track concludes with a mechanized giggle, like that of a hysterical infant. Other tracks including “Relax” feature percussion lines that lend a distinctly Middle Eastern lean to the album. It’s understandable why some might classify Das Racist as a joke rap group, especially when their new album features lyrics like, “I licked an oompa loompa,” and, “I got a baby bird/

I only feed her candy.” Humor aside, Relax is a culturally diverse album. The boys of Das Racist name-drop figures from Johnny Depp, America’s favorite pirate aside from Captain Morgan, to American singer/ songwriter Otis Redding. Lady Gaga, Maury and Michael Jackson are also mentioned. Careful listeners may notice that the cultural breadth of Relax extends to include lyrics from songs by Radiohead and the Beatles. “Happy Rappy” features the lyric, “I’m fitter, happier and more productive.” OK Computer, anyone? “Selena” also includes the lyric, “I am the walrus” in an implicit tribute to John Lennon. Das Racist even seemingly references the 1940 novel by Ernest Hemingway, “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” on the track “Rainbow in the Dark” with the lyric, “Ask whom the bell tolls for.” Besides these cultural references, social recommendations and commentary flow like acid rain in a sci-fi flick. In “Brand New Dance,” Das Racist advocates, “Everybody love everybody.” In “Shut Up, Man,” the insight gets heavy as the trio deconstructs racial preconceptions and identity: ”People act like they know me/ They say I

act white but sound black/ But act black but sound white/ But what’s my sound byte supposed to sound like.” Das Racist also alludes to consumerism in America on “Rainbow In The Dark.” Some lyrics on the new album harken back to Das Racist’s roots. The line “I’m at the White Castle,” may remind listeners of the classic “Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell” that electro-maestro Dan Deacon dubbed “a track to last the ages” in an interview with the website XLR8R. The album cover features Suri, Vazquez and Ashok Kondabolu standing like hip hop gods before a blazing inferno. Was Relax too hot for the competition to handle? Maybe. Although tracks like “Middle of the Cake” and “Girls” drag at times, open-minded listeners will appreciate the interplay between repetitive lyrics and layered synth and percussion lines. One thing’s for certain: Armed with their rhymes, the members of the Das Racist pair glimmer of conscious rap with tonguein-cheek humor to address societal ills. Haters hit repeat. Then appreciate.

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The Badger Herald | Arts | Wednesday, September 14, 2011

tz space New ‘Sotto’ bar moves into T.C. Ka ere with upscale look, inviting atmosph

BY: SARAH WITMAN ArtsEtc. Editor

Sotto (pronounced sot-oh) means underground, or hidden, in Italian. Michael Klinkhammer, owner of a brandnew bar with this name just off State Street, hopes to let campus bar-hoppers in on the fun hideaway he has created. If students are familiar with the former T.C. Katz bar, home of the T.C. Kastle drink, they should picture its average atmosphere and smattering of bros replaced with elegant, floor-to-ceiling colored wall hangings, and contemporary lighting and fixtures, to get a good idea of what Sotto has to offer. The creative forces behind Sotto took the layout the location had rocked since the early ‘90s, and gave it new meaning. “I’m not Italian by any means, I just like the name,” Klinkhammer said, explaining his plight in finding a way to accurately name his first bar. “I had originally been thinking about calling the bar ‘The Underground,’ but I had gotten a lot of feedback from people saying it was too cliché. There’s a lot of bars and clubs throughout the United States that are called that because you’d have to go in and go down the steps basically. A friend of mine had suggested taking the name and going to Google Translate and seeing what other words and names pop up, and that’s the one that I liked the best.” While lovingly distinct from what T.C. Katz once was, this is not to say that the bar’s previous clientele will be unwelcome. Klinkhammer described the lengths he has gone through to make Sotto a place for every crowd. “We’re definitely catering to over 21, and because of the location we know we’re going to get the college kids in there,” he said. “We want to be able to get those guys in there and we also want to appeal to up to middle age, early- and mid-30s. … We want to be able to do a type of dance club that will appeal to a wide range of ages. That’s why we figured instead of mak-

‘We know the clientele that’s going to come in there is very eclectic and inclusive. ... Sotto is a new place we’ve put out there to offer to the community.’ ing it a typical college bar, even though it’s in the on-campus area, we wanted to make it a little more upscale.” Aside from its chic physique, one target market in particular makes Sotto a standout from the established downtown bar scene. Klinkhammer said it is listed as a gay bar on Facebook, and is altogether gay-friendly — though he said he dislikes this imprecise and somewhat patronizing term, in the same way many environmentalists cringe at the phrase ‘eco-friendly.’ The picture of Sotto he wishes to paint is one dedicated to inclusiveness. “We are trying to also target the gay community, in that it’s the only bar on campus that markets itself as a gay bar,” he said. “We know the clientele that’s going to come in there is very eclectic and inclusive. We don’t want to say that it’s just a gay bar either; we want to be able to get all groups in there. It’s just another location that’s on-campus so it’s a place that’s easier and closer for college kids to go to also and feel comfortable.” Klinkhammer believes his prime

downtown location for Madison’s newest gay bar will not detract from the prosperity of those already-existing like Plan-B on Williamson Street. He hopes Sotto will be a way to strengthen Madison’s gay bar scene for the community and increase business overall. “In the long run I don’t want us to be negative competition for them. I want this to be another venue for people to go to,” he said. “I go to all three other places; I visit them and I feel I have a good relationship with all the other owners. ... I think all of us should be able to work together, with not only us promoting their bars but at the same time them promoting ours. I don’t want anyone to feel like we’re stepping on their toes.” Klinkhammer has worked in the Madison bar and restaurant scene since 1996, and always wanted to own his own place. When he was approached by several individuals about the downtown space, he was thrilled to go forward with the opportunity. He said the shroud of mystery surrounding Sotto’s existence thus far — its absence from Google Maps, for example — was due to a purposeful desire not to set a rigid opening date. He and staff were working to get the finishing touches on remodeling, and wanted to open without being pressured by the public’s perceived timeline. “We’ve only been open a week. The big thing for me is the feedback from everybody that’s come in, even without us doing a lot of advertising, has been really good feedback,” he said. “It’s one of those where if we felt comfortable opening that’s when we were going to open, and then later down the line doing a grand opening — which we have planned for Oct. 8.” After the grand opening next month, Sotto will have a V.I.P. area available to rent for private parties. They will also begin brunch buffets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Klinkhammer wants the space to be open during the day to host LGBT events, like fundraising for the AIDS Network, as well as other community needs like sorority and fraternity functions or rehearsal dinners. “We really just want people to come in and check it out; hopefully it’s an exciting new place for people to go,” he said. “It’s a new venue where people can barhop and go between the four different places — and have fun. Sotto is a new place we’ve put out there to offer to the community.”

“Sotto,” meaning “underground” or “hidden” in Italian, is the name of Madison’s newest bar — currently the sole downtown gay venue. Sotto is located at 303 N. Henry St., and will have a grand opening event Oct. 8 followed by a series of Sunday brunch buffets. Eric Wiegmann The Badger Herald Design Matt Hintz The Badger Herald Photo

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Like many of her teammates, Janelle Gabrielsen, a senior setter for Wisconsin, has been impressed with the development and maturity of the younger players on the team.

Youth takes lead for volleyball Badgers rely on underclassmen over lengthy road trip, continue to impress coaches Nick Korger Extra Points Editor

Coming off their second-longest road trip, the Badgers have something to smile about. While the first two tournaments of the road trip were marked with close losses, the Badgers pulled out the brooms to sweep all three of their matches on their way to winning the Art Carmichael Invitational in Kingston, Rhode Island. The Badgers never lost a single set at the tournament, bringing their record at the end of the nine game road trip to 6-3. It was a major step forward for head coach Pete Waite to see his squad steadily improving throughout the duration of a long journey away from Madison. “I saw progress from our first through our third weekend, especially in the way our group is coming together,” Waite said. “Just the fact that we’ve had young players on the court as freshmen, it takes time to get a feel for each other. I think they’re starting to gel better and play better together, understanding the concepts that we’ve given to them in practices. I was happy to see they played a higher level of ball this last weekend then they had the first two.” The Badgers have been seeking to improve on winning close sets, an area that haunted the team throughout last season. The team put away some of those demons in Rhode Island. “There were times in some of the matches where they were put in stressful situations and

they stayed composed,” Waite said. “We went into extra points in the third set against Rhode Island and they were never fazed, they kept plugging away until they got the break they needed.” One Badger effort in particular that was recognized was freshman Courtney Thomas, who was named tournament MVP for her 29 kills in the three matches, including an 11 kill,

“Courtney came in from a great club and was ready to compete and ready to play. Every time she’s out there she’s yelling and talking, and most of the time when you’re dealing with freshmen they’re quiet and timid.” Janelle Gabrielson


21 assist effort against Columbia in the final match of the tournament, giving the freshman her third double-double of the year. For Thomas, a key new player that is still recovering from a battle with mono this past summer, the award is an honor but nothing to dwell on. “I’m happy about it, but I’m still the same player,” Thomas said. “It’s an accomplishment, but that doesn’t change how hard the team works. I play for my team and not myself. It feels good though to be recognized for your performance.”

Thomas’ teammates and coach, however, were not so shy about giving the freshman high praise. “Courtney came in from a great club and was ready to compete and ready to play,” senior Janelle Gabrielsen said. “Every time she’s out there she’s yelling and talking, and most the time when you’re dealing with freshmen they’re quiet and timid. I think she’s going after it and that’s only helped us.” “I think it’s great for Courtney’s confidence, but she’s also a very composed and poised player on the court and that’s a big part of her success,” Waite said. “She’s well rounded in all the skill areas; it’s something she’s working hard for and she’s found she’s become a very good weapon in a lot of different ways.” With Thomas only one of the new faces in the Badger lineup, the tournament victories are adding to the confidence of the players throughout the matches leading up to Big Ten play. Another underclassman who is providing the Badgers with terrific play is sophomore Annemarie Hickey, who recorded 47 digs throughout the weekend matches. Hickey, who made the switch to the libero position this year, has kept the Badgers running with her solid play all over the floor. “I love the new position,” Hickey said. “I mean, I always have loved defense; I was an outside hitter before the shift this year. I know what I need to do; I need to dig every ball and pass perfectly. I’m still working on it because I’m only a sophomore

and I think I’ve been doing an alright job so far and I’ve been getting by with my teammates great play.” “They’re starting to understand how to flow together as a team and that’s the important part,” Waite said. “Once they start doing that we’ll become much tighter as a unit and be able to achieve much greater heights.”



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SMITH, from 18 tackles. However, depth at cornerback could now be a bit of a concern for Wisconsin, as game experience is sparse. After Cromartie on the depth chart are freshmen Peniel Jean, who played sparingly

PEDERSEN, from 18 catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns, though Badger fans likely remember one play Pedersen wasn’t able to make more than anything. In the Rose Bowl Jan. 1, Pedersen was the intended target of quarterback Scott Tolzien’s pass on the two-point conversion attempt that would have tied Wisconsin with Texan Christian, 21-21, with two minutes remaining. But instead of having a chance to grab a fistful of roses, Pedersen was left empty-handed once TCU linebacker Tank Carder swatted Tolzien’s pass to the turf. Flash forward to 2011, and the picture is incredibly brighter for UW. Quarterback Russell Wilson has arguably eclipsed even the wildest expectations of Badgers fans, throwing just seven incomplete passes and zero interceptions in his first two games in Madison. Pedersen seems to have already become one of Wilson’s favorite targets — he’s second in catches behind receiver Nick Toon, who has nine — which is hardly a surprise, regardless of who suits up at quarterback. “I clicked with Jacob from the start,” Wilson

versus Oregon State, and Darius Hillary, who did not see the field. Over the course of fall camp, Bielema singled out Hillary several times as one of the freshmen on the team that could expect playing time this season. During his press conference on Monday, Bielema again

mentioned Hillary’s progress as well as that of another freshman defensive back: Devin Gaulden. “But with these practices, we’ve seen these freshmen get really good,” Bielema said. “So I’m excited about Darius Hillary and Devin Gaulden.”

said. “Just throwing in the summer and getting to know him — I’ve really gotten to know him pretty well.” Though each starred at UW and has found varying levels of success in the NFL, the four most recent Badger tight ends before Pedersen found ways to distinguish themselves. Daniels, the most accomplished pro of the bunch after making the Pro Bowl in 2008, was capable of contributing both as a receiver and blocker, while Beckum mainly was a dangerous receiving threat. Graham and Kendricks each were balanced players, with Kendricks also at times being a dominant blocker. As Pedersen continues his ascent to the levels of the four Badger tight ends before him, he has a valuable mentor to learn under in tight ends coach Joe Rudolph. A former Badger himself, Rudolph coached all of the tight ends but Daniels in his four years as a coach at UW. “I would say Travis was probably the furthest along on the learning curve,” Rudolph said. “[Pedersen] was more of a receiver type when he started off. I like where he is based on his experience level and what he’s been able to

show, but he’s got a long ways to go to kind of match some of those guys in some other areas. I like the way that he’s working, and he’s shown that he can be a very productive tight end.” Productive as he was in the playing time he saw last year, this season has already presented Pedersen with a remarkable opportunity. Kendricks was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2010 after hauling in 43 passes for 663 yards and five touchdowns. The Rams selected him in the second round of April’s NFL Draft, leaving the Badgers’ tight end position wide, wide open for the taking. “Last year, I kind of came into it and I told myself — I was going to be a redshirt freshman — I want to be a big special teams contributor,” Pedersen said. “I said, ‘This is the way you can definitely help the team out.’ Special teams opened it up for me, and I was able to start making some plays on offense and help us out. “When that started to happen, and we knew Lance was going to be gone next year, I kind of took it upon myself. I said, ‘You’re going to need to step up. It can be your time.’ I just kind of went from there.”

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Kelsey holds key to women’s basketball success Ian McCue McCue’s View It may be early, but it looks like this could be the year the Wisconsin women’s basketball team is ready to return to the NCAA Tournament under new coach Bobbie Kelsey. While the Badgers lost their senior trio of Lin Zastrow, Alyssa Karel and Tara Steinbauer that powered last year’s team, things are looking up for the women’s basketball program. The three seniors were the top three scorers for Wisconsin and the foundation of the team’s offense, but the squad returns several key starters and a new coach who could hold the key to getting the program back on its feet. Kelsey, who Barry Alvarez selected in April as the new Badgers women’s basketball coach after the firing of Lisa Stone, comes from one of the top programs in the

nation at Stanford. While the young coach has never held a position as a head coach, her experience as a top assistant for the Cardinal should bring a winning tradition to a program that has failed to live up to expectations in recent years. Though she may not have experience at the helm of a program, Kelsey was a part of plenty of success at Stanford. The Cardinal reached the Final Four all four years she was a part of the staff, including a 2010 runnerup finish in the NCAA Tournament. While it might be a bit ambitious to say that she will quickly bring similar results to the Badgers, Kelsey’s strong record of success should have the Badgers in a good spot this year. Missing out on the NCAA Tournament entirely last season and exiting in disappointing fashion in the first round in 2010, Wisconsin looks prepared to once again participate in March Madness under their new coach. Sure, critics might say she hasn’t proven herself as a head coach. But Kelsey’s enthusiasm for the game could go a

long way in a program in the middle of a facelift. In addition, the new coach has already shown what may be one of her most valuable skills — her ability as a recruiter. Picking up a commitment from Nicole Bauman, an all-state guard from New Berlin, and Shannon Malone, a forward out of Flower Mound, Texas, Kelsey has shown that her time with Stanford turned her into a great recruiter. Bauman turned down the likes of Marquette and University of WisconsinGreen Bay to join the Badgers, while picking up Malone shows Kelsey’s ability to bring players from across the country to Wisconsin. Outside of the new coach, the key to Wisconsin’s success on the hardwood this season starts with Taylor Wurtz, a junior guard who was a regular starter last season and averaged 8.3 points to go along with a teamleading 6.4 rebounds per game. While Wurtz’s numbers may not seem like someone ready to take control of a team, it’s important to keep in mind that she was usually on the court with three other

players putting up double figures. A player known for her accuracy behind the three-point arc during her freshman year, Wurtz proved that she was a complete player last year as UW’s starting shooting guard. Now in her third year as a regular player for the Badgers, the team’s success could hinge on her ability to step in as a leader this year.

Though she may not have experience at the helm of a program, Kelsey was a part of plenty of success at Stanford. The Cardinal reached the Final Four all four years she was a part of the staff. Backing up the junior guard in the backcourt will be senior forward Anya Covington, an emotional leader of the team who stepped up for the team last year after Steinbauer went out for the year with a torn ACL. A fierce presence around the glass, the Illinois

native’s intensity and defensive presence should propel Wisconsin on the defensive side of the court. Picking up over four rebounds per game last season while averaging just 15.9 minutes of play per game, look for Covington to break out this year as a post player. Joining these upperclassmen are two returning sophomores in guard Morgan Paige and forward/center Cassie Rochel. Although just in her second year, Paige gained valuable experience early in 2010 while the star point guard Karel was out. Starting 10 games for the Badgers last year, the sophomore should return this year ready to step in as the starting point guard and lead the Wisconsin offense. Rochel, a talented 6-foot-4 forward/center who saw significant playing time last season, should return with a more developed game and better ability to take advantage of her size against opponents. The Lakeville, Minn., native showed flashes of brilliance last year, including a 10-point

performance against Ohio State, and should be a much-improved post player this year. While the Badgers probably can’t rely on Rochel to power their offensive game in 2011, she should see a lot more playing time and could turn into a surprise star for the UW women’s basketball squad. Add in important role players like backup point guard Tiera Stephen and shutdown defender Jade Davis, and the Badgers look like a complete squad ready to surprise the Big Ten this season. Don’t expect Wisconsin to bring home a Big Ten crown or make it to the Elite Eight, but with a team full of young players ready for a breakout year and a new coach who looks like someone to build a program around, UW seems poised to make it back to the NCAA Tournament and stay competitive in the Big Ten title race. Ian is a junior majoring in journalism. Do you think Bobbie Kelsey will lead the Badgers to success? Let him know at imccue@ and follow him on Twitter @imccue.

Badgers look to rebound after tough loss on road After impressive start to year, UW ready to take down Chippewas at home Brett Sommers Statistics Editor Golden opportunities must be taken advantage of when presented. The Wisconsin women’s soccer team just missed out on a perfect four-game road trip and a five-game winning streak on Sunday. The Badgers (5-2-0) fell at the hands of the No. 17 University of WisconsinMilwaukee Panthers, 2-1 in overtime. The Badgers may have entered the week ranked for the first time this season had they prevailed, earning 19 votes in Tuesday’s NSCAA weekly top 25 poll, despite the loss. “Going forward it gives us a little more motivation to get a win,” senior forward Laurie Nosbusch said. “Any time you lose you kind of get a little bit of a chip on your shoulder and want to make sure you win the next one.” Wednesday evening gives the road-tested Badgers a reprieve from traveling with a home matchup against the Central Michigan Chippewas at the McClimon Complex. “I think it is important to reflect and watch film and see the mistakes that we have made, learn from those mistakes and then move on and refocus yourself for the next game,” senior goalkeeper

Michele Dalton said, after what she called a great practice. “[The mistakes] are important learning tools for us, but moving forward we need to refocus ourselves, but not necessarily completely forget the mistakes we have made, just learn from them and build off of them.” A key for Wisconsin will be to jump on the Chippewas early. Both of the Badgers’ losses this year have occurred when the opponent was first to score, and the same is true for Central Michigan whose lone loss came when Kentucky look a 1-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. Central Michigan (5-1-1) was already tested against a Big Ten foe on Sunday, fighting for a 1-1 tie in double overtime against the Michigan Wolverines. As the West division leaders of the Mid-

“[This game is] not just for statistics purposes; it’s just for morale more than anything.” Michele Dalton Goalkeeper American Conference, the Chippewas appear ready to give the Badgers everything they can handle Wednesday. In its many close games, Central Michigan is only allowing an average of 0.57 goals per game, a number the Badgers will surely have to top to come away with

a victory. “The key is focusing on getting services into the box and getting a little more creative and aggressive,” Nosbusch said of the Badgers’ offense. The fact that both squads are entering Wednesday’s contest coming off overtime games makes for common ground for both opponents, and should this game go into overtime as well, Dalton is prepared to do what it takes to win. “[Winning overtime games] comes down to effort and drive,” Dalton said. “The team at the end of the game that is most willing to put forth that extra effort when you’re tired mentally and physically exhausted is usually the team that comes out the winner.” Recent overtime games are not the only thing these two teams have in common. The Badgers and Chippewas both boast a freshman as their leading goal and point scorers. After winning Big Ten Freshman of the Week in the season opener, forward Cara Walls has been carrying the Wisconsin offense with four goals and nine points, and Laura Gosse leads Central Michigan with three goals and six points despite only starting one game thus far in the season. While the contest may seem like an everyday non-conference matchup, Wisconsin is looking at this game as a must-win. This is not only a time to correct the mistakes made against Milwaukee,

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Led by senior forward Laurie Nosbuch, the Badgers began September with a four-game road trip and won their first three by a combined score of 7-2, but Wisconsin dropped the final leg to in-state foe UW-Milwaukee, 2-1, in overtime. but also to gain positive momentum as they head into the Big Ten season. It will be a difficult Big Ten schedule right out of the gates. Defending coBig Ten Champion Penn State will come to Madison Saturday afternoon for a game that could have a large impact on how the rest of the Big Ten season

will go for Wisconsin, and following that UW will hit a Michigan road trip, visiting the Spartans and Wolverines the following weekend. “[This game is] not just for statistics purposes; it’s just for morale more than anything,” Dalton said. “I think the team really needs to win at this

point. Sunday was a hard loss for us, it really was. I struggled with it, but we need to move on and refocus ourselves for this game. … Pulling out a victory in this game would be huge for us for NCAA purposes going forward and overall morale going into the Big Ten this coming weekend.”

Braun smashes 28th homer in 11th to take down Rockies MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun said he played the worst 10 innings of the season. Good thing it went 11. Braun homered leading off the 11th and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Rockies 2-1 on Tuesday night to win their sixth straight at home over Colorado. “Tonight was not a pretty game, we didn’t play well,” Braun said. “It was nice to find a way a win. I don’t think we really deserved that game. But good teams find a way to win games they shouldn’t sometimes.” Prince Fielder also went deep for Milwaukee, which remained 6½ games ahead of second-place St. Louis

in the NL Central with 13 to play. “It’s close to the end, we want to hurry up and get it done if we can,” Fielder said. “You can’t control what the Cardinals do. We can only control what we can do.” Zack Greinke labored through five innings before the Brewers’ bullpen picked him up. LaTroy Hawkins, Takashi Saito, Francisco Rodriguez, John Axford and Kameron Loe (4-7) combined for six scoreless innings. “All the credit for tonight’s win goes to our bullpen (and) for Greinke battling through our horrendous defensive performance,” Braun said. “It’s just nice to find a way

to win.” Fielder homered in the sixth to tie it and it stayed that way until the 11th, when Braun homered off Matt Lindstrom (2-2) and pumped his right fist in excitement before joining the scrum at home plate. Braun had been 0 for 4 leading up to that point, misplayed a ball that led to the Rockies’ only run and needed a 10-pitch at-bat to connect off Lindstrom. “It’s fun to play meaningful games this time of year. Obviously, we understand what’s at stake,” Braun said. “I had plenty of pent-up aggression before I hit that ball.” After the Rockies scored early, Fielder hit his 32nd

homer after coming in with just two extra-base hits over his previous 35 atbats. It was his first homer since Sept. 2 in Houston. In the eighth, Mark Ellis led off with a single and reached second, but Milwaukee shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt grabbed Todd Helton’s liner to end the inning. Axford didn’t allow a baserunner in the ninth and worked around Dexter Fowler’s one-out single in the 10th. The Rockies put runners in scoring position with two outs against Loe in the 11th, but Wilin Rosario grounded out to end the inning. “We gave a hell of an effort against a very, very

good baseball team with a lot at stake,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. “What it simply boils down to is just a timely hit somewhere as that game was unfolding. “ Milwaukee started with a victory in its final stretch of 14 games against teams with losing records in the quest to wrap up its first division title since winning the AL East in 1982. The Cardinals beat the Pirates 6-4 earlier Tuesday. Helton, Ellis, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and right fielder Carlos Gonzalez all returned to the Rockies’ lineup after missing at least one game because of injuries, but Tulowitzki (hip) and Helton (back) left before the game ended.

Tulowitzki started a double play off his back foot in the fourth inning that got starter Esmil Rogers out of a jam. Rogers worked six innings, his only costly mistake coming to Fielder. In the third, Greinke saved a run with a spectacular play. With the bases loaded and two outs, he spiked a breaking ball that got away from catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Greinke quickly sprinted toward the loose ball, grabbed it with his glove and flipped it out to Lucroy, who blocked the plate and was able to tag out Ellis to end the inning. “It was a fun game — in the end,” Greinke said. “It was stressful at the time.”

S PORTS Foot injury ends Smith’s season Sports Editor

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Starting cornerback will seek medical redshirt; Cromartie set to take over Elliot Hughes

a procedure that will keep him out from anywhere from four to six weeks. So he won’t be with us for the rest of the season,” Bielema said. Having played as a freshman, Smith never

Sports Content Editor Wisconsin senior cornerback Devin Smith is out for the remainder of the season and will seek a medical redshirt after undergoing surgery on a left foot injury. University of Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema announced Tuesday over the Big Ten telephone conference that the extent of Smith’s injury was uncertain prior to undergoing the procedure Monday. “They weren’t able to basically tell 100 percent for sure until they got in there, but [Smith has] had

“... We’ll be able to file the appropriate paperwork, and he’ll get a redshirt out of this season.”

Bret Bielema Head Coach

utilized a redshirt year and intends to receive a medical clearance to return for the 2012 season as a redshirt senior. “Fortunately for us, Devin is a kid that played right away as a freshman, so we’ll be able to file the

appropriate paperwork, and he’ll get a redshirt out of this season and be able to join us again next year for a second senior season,” Bielema said. Smith limped off the field against Oregon State midway through the first quarter and reappeared on the sidelines in crutches later in the game. Through his shortlived 2011 season, Smith accumulated seven tackles and defended two passes as a starting cornerback opposite Antonio Fenelus. Smith also started all 13 games and intercepted two passes in 2009, but lost the job in 2010 to Niles Brinkley. Next in line is redshirt junior Marcus Cromartie, who challenged Smith for the starting spot over fall camp and played well enough to earn “costarter” status along with

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A starter as a sophomore in 2009, senior cornerback Devin Smith had to fight to regain his starting role after losing it in 2010. Now, redshirt junior Marcus Cromartie takes over after a fall camp that impressed the Badger coaching staff. Smith on the depth chart. Smith, however, remained the de facto starter by appearing in

Wisconsin’s base defense. Against Oregon State, Cromartie filled in nicely for Smith, finishing

third on the day for the Badgers with seven

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Pedersen next in line for UW Redshirt sophomore an emerging target for Wilson, learning from predecessors Mike Fiammetta Sports Editor

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Redshirt sophomore Jacob Pedersen nabbed a career-best six receptions against Oregon State, gaining 80 yards and scoring two touchdowns in the process.

With his four most recent predecessors at tight end currently playing in the National Football League, the Wisconsin football program has given Jacob Pedersen quite the lineage to live up to. The St. Louis Rams drafted Lance Kendricks in April, while Garrett Graham has been a Houston Texan since 2010. Travis Beckum has been a New York Giant since 2009, and Owen Daniels has also been a Texan since 2006. Pedersen, meanwhile, is just beginning his sophomore year of eligibility at the University of Wisconsin. “I’ve got a lot of big shoes to fill,” Pedersen said. “Being able to watch them has taught me a lot. I’m trying to watch film on them every day, and just from watching Lance, watching Garrett, all those other tight ends, I’m trying to just put their skill sets into my own and try to make them a part of my game.” Pedersen is Wisconsin’s starting tight end this year, and his quest to follow in

the footsteps of the star Badgers before him is off to a robust start in 2011. Through the season’s first two games, Pedersen has already equaled his receptions total from 2010 (eight) and gained 100 yards and three touchdowns. Saturday against Oregon State, the Menominee, Mich., native caught a career-high six passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns in the Badgers’ 35-0 triumph. Following the game, head coach Bret Bielema touted Pedersen’s performance — while simultaneously ratcheting up the level of expectation for the 6-foot-4, 240-pound tight end. “We’ve had a lot of good tight ends here,” Bielema said. “He might be the most complete player we’ve had at that position when it’s all said and done. He’s an Upper Peninsula boy who has been raised the right way, works his tail off and is pretty error free.” After redshirting in 2009, Pedersen appeared in all 13 games and started four in 2010. He recorded eight

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