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Thursday, February 13, 2014
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UW unions: when Badgers say ‘I do’ As a place that holds much nostalgia for alumni, members can get married at the Wisconsin Union after 18 months of preparation Rachel Lallensack Herald Contributor
For Shayna Hetzel, a University of Wisconsin alumna, having her wedding on campus was “the pinnacle” of her Badger experience.
Hetzel married her high school sweetheart, Derek Mrozinski, on campus on July 9, 2011 in a ceremony filled with Madison pride. The pair snapped pictures at the Memorial Union Terrace, the Historical Society stairs and Library
Mall, the ceremony was held at Pres House and the reception was at Union South, she said. During her five years as a UW undergraduate, Hetzel said she felt a “unique connection” to the Wisconsin Union.
Hetzel campaigned for Union South’s construction through the Wisconsin Union Directorate and later worked there for three-anda-half years as an advance team project manager. Hetzel and her husband were frequent sports
season ticket holders and had their guests dance to game day classics such as “Jump Around” and “Time Warp.” They had Ian’s Pizza delivered later in the evening. Hetzel said Bucky Badger was also in attendance
at the wedding and was included in their grand march. “Taking advantage of being across from Camp Randall, we brought a part of it into the wedding,” Hetzel said.
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ASM lobbies for control of fees Members voice support for primary oversight over non-allocable funds
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Kirby Wright The Badger Herald The University Bay proposal is part of Rec Sports Master Plan but will not be included in the student referendum or funded by student fees.
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Community has raised concerns over environmental impact of proposed University Bay revamp Alex Arriaga
Print City Editor Community members have raised environmental concerns about the University of Wisconsin’s Recreational Sport’s proposed development in University Bay. Rec Sport’s current proposal involves installing artificial turf and fencing around the fields as well as additional lighting fixtures. The University Bay developments are not a part of the referendum that students will vote on in early March but are part of the Master Plan. Carol Barford, a scientist and Shorewood Hills Village
resident, said some of the biggest environmental concerns include the increase in noise, increase in traffic, increase in lights and the issues of flooding because it is a low-lying area. “Artificial turf is not made to be biodegradable, I mean, that’s the point of it,” Barford said. “So there are compounds in it that prevent biological decay, and whether those compounds are people friendly or place friendly is not clear.” Barford said because the fields are in a low-lying area, it often floods. With the presence of artificial turf, synthetic compounds could
flow into Lake Mendota, she added. Barford said Shorewood Hills residents also have concerns about the proposed fencing around the fields. “People here enjoy the view, fencing would really change that in a way that nobody is desiring,” she said. “Nobody wants to look out at a bunch of fields enclosed by fences. It would change not only the view, but the access, and the dynamics of the wildlife that is there.” Rec Sports Director John Horn said the University Bay project has not yet been approved and they plan on doing an environmental impact assessment for the
project, as well as the other proposed projects in the Master Plan. Horn said because students did not place the University Bay Fields as a priority part of the Master Plan, it was not put on the referendum and will not be funded by students. “We have developed an idea only, there has not been a formal design for the plan,” Horn said. “Before we ever do anything out there, if we ever do anything, we would definitely complete an environmental impact assessment.” He said Rec Sports plans on cooperating with the surrounding communities to
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The student government voted to endorse legislation that would bring the allocation of all student fees under the Associated Students of Madison’s control in their meeting Wednesday. Representatives also approved bylaws to allow for the creation of a Green Fund board to take the next steps to launch the fund. Segregated Fee Budget Resolution The Segregated Fee Budget Resolution would allow students to have full rights over all student segregated fees. ASM members voiced their support for the lobbying efforts UW students are making in the capitol to gain these rights. ASM is working with Rep. Adam Neylon, R-Pewaukee, who is sponsoring the bill in the Assembly, Rep. Sarah Neibart said. ASM is looking to confirm a sponsor for a similar bill which will go to the Senate, she said. “It’s important that students get the full control they were supposed to have over their segregated fees,” Neibart said. “Students had control, but wording was introduced to give students control over only the allocable fees.” Neibart said ASM initially filed a lawsuit against the
Board of Regents in 2007 for the introduction of a new allocable and non-allocable distinction, but the lawsuit did not come to fruition. UW System Financial Policy 50 defines the scope of non-allocable and allocable university segregated fees and says students have primary oversight over allocable fees, which fund student organizations, while the chancellor has primary oversight over non-allocable fees, which fund university entities like the Wisconsin Union and University Health Services. Students do not have full control over the nonallocable portion of student segregated fees, and the separation of oversight for allocable and non-allocable feeds can be traced back to 1978. ASM voted unanimously to pass this resolution for the first time. The resolution will be heard for a second time at the next meeting. Western Martial Arts Society Last week, the Western Martial Arts Society forfeited its remaining budget for 2013-2014 and their entire budget for next year, along with their General Student Services Fund status. Rep. David Vines moved for the group to be zerofunded, which means the group will not receive any
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State Street Wendy’s to open in early March Business director says restaurant will contribute ‘healthy mix’ to downtown Daniel McKay
Herald Contributor Hungry students will soon have a new place to satisfy their late night hunger as Wendy’s prepares for its grand opening on March 3. The plans are for the restaurant to be open from
10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday through Saturday. The Wendy’s will be located at 534 State St., replacing the former home of Full of Bull Famous Roast Beef, which was also previously occupied by a KFC and Taco Bell. “We are very excited to bring Wendy’s quality, menu variety and value to serve on State Street,” Greg Castillo, director of area operations for Bridgeman Food Companies, said in a
statement Wednesday. Andre Bynum, Bridgeman Food Companies spokesperson, said the Madison area was home to Wendy’s 15 years ago, but the particular location did not work out. As soon as this opportunity presented itself, Bynum said, they were happy to take advantage of the opening. Bynum said the restaurant will be a comfortable place for students to relax and study. “We’re going to be totally engaged. The store is going
to be all Wi-Fi ready, is going to be conducive to people studying and we’re going to have some very comfortable seating,” he said. “There’s going to be Badger red in terms of decor. It’s more customer friendly decor.” Bynum said Wendy’s is also looking forward to giving students some opportunities for parttime jobs while they attend school. Amid concerns that fastfood chains hurt the local businesses downtown,
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Mary Carbine, executive director of Madison’s Business Improvement District, said the restaurant would likely not change the area’s dynamic. “The downtown has remained at about 85 percent locally owned businesses since I started working here in 2006,” Carbine said. “Wendy’s will not change that percentage because it is simply replacing another nonlocally owned business.” Carbine said larger chain businesses have
been present on State Street since the 1980s and have never really affected the small businesses. She said national companies like Wendy’s contribute to a healthy business mix downtown. Having chain businesses provides stability for customers from out of town who are looking for familiarity, Carbine said. Although the restaurant carries the Wendy’s banner, Bynum said it is actually
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28/22 WENDY’S, page 1 locally owned in Milwaukee. He said many of their stores are locally owned and operated in Wisconsin, so they consider themselves a local company. Sheila Miicke, spokesperson for Bridgeman Foods, said the company is run by Junior Bridgeman, a former NBA player whose number has been retired by the Milwaukee Bucks. Miicke said Bridgeman is the company’s president and owns and operates more than 230 Wendy’s restaurants, 46 of which are in Wisconsin. According to the statement, Wendy’s was the first restaurant chain to offer drive-through service and is known for its hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and line of salads.
Abortion rates in Wisconsin and across the country are the lowest they have been since 1973 – the year the gavel came down in the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision. At both the state and federal level, both sides of the abortion debate have welcomed the news as progress for women and children, but pro-choice and pro-life groups disagree on the factors contributing to the decrease. The report released by pro-choice think tank the Guttmacher Institute, surveyed abortion numbers in all 50 states and found the number of abortions dropped by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011.
In 2011, there were just under 8,000 abortions in Wisconsin, according to the report, a 6 percent reduction since 2008. Currently, there are four abortion clinics in Wisconsin. Despite the drop in abortion rates since the national peak in 1980, there are still 1.1 million abortions every year across the country. According to the report, despite the decline, abortions are still a fairly common occurrence in the U.S. One in three American women will have an abortion by the time they reach 45, the report found. Jenny Higgins, University of Wisconsin professor of gender and women’s studies, said despite this overall downward trend, abortion rates among poor American
women have actually risen. An article in the New Yorker said although the overall abortion rate fell by 8 percent between 2000 and 2008, the rate among poor women increased by 18 percent. “I think we will very likely see a continuing disparity between wealthier women and non-wealthy women— the poor and the non-poor— as well as a disproportionate representation of women of color,” Carole Joffe, a sociologist at the University of California, San Francisco, said in the New Yorker. Pro-life group National Right to Life, released a statement in which President Carol Tobias said the new numbers were “heartening,” as they show women are rejecting the idea that having
an abortion is the answer to an unexpected pregnancy. “This latest report from Guttmacher shows the longterm efforts of the right-tolife movement to educate the country about the humanity of the unborn child and to enact laws that help children and their mothers are having a tremendous impact,” Tobias said. Rachel Jones, the main author of the report, said they found no evidence the reductions were linked to new state restrictions on abortion or decreases in the numbers of abortion providers. In the report, Jones said a steep drop in overall pregnancy rates, in addition to increased use of longterm contraceptive methods such as the IUD, could offer some insight into the drop in
abortion rates. “Moreover, the recent recession led many women and couples to want to avoid or delay pregnancy and childbearing,” Jones said. Higgins echoed these possible causes, adding the decline in pregnancy rates coincides with changing norms in family size within the U.S. Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, also responded to the report, saying, “I think we can prevent abortions if we provide people with access to access to comprehensive sex education and contraceptives.” Although fewer pregnancies are ending in abortion, Tobias said Guttmacher still reports that more than one in five pregnancies end in abortion.
Eating disorders increase at UW UHS to hire psychologist, psychiatrist to provide nutritional needs services Fiona Beamish Crouthamel
Herald Contributor In an effort to combat a steady rise in eating disorders among University of Wisconsin students in recent years, University Health Services is planning to hire new mental health staff to work with students. UHS recently announced it will be hiring a psychologist and a psychiatrist to combat the increase in nutritional needs seen on campus, Danielle Oakley, director of Counseling and Consultation Services at UHS, said. Oakley said employees at UHS have found not only has the number of students diagnosed with eating disorders increased, but so has the severity of these disorders. The level of illness’ students experience in college tends to be more severe, she said, adding this trend held for all mental illnesses. Last year UHS expanded the hours of its nutritional services in part to meet the needs of students with eating disorders, Sarah Van Orman, UHS executive director, said, but she added she did not think this was effective enough. UHS primary care providers medical monitoring and nutrition providers offer nutrition counseling, Van Orman said. UHS plans to strengthen its ability to provide for students with eating disorders, she said. People with an eating disorder typically require treatment by a multidisciplinary team which includes a medical doctor, a nutrition expert, a therapist and sometimes a psychiatrist, Van Orman said. “In the past, UHS has had to refer students out in to the community for the long-term treatment required by these
ASM, page 1 funding. General policy for registered student organizations to receive funding states even if they do not get approved for additional funding, they are still awarded $10,000 for routine operations. Vines motioned for the $10,000 be returned and used for ASM finance committee and travel grants. The motion passed unanimously and without debate. “This grant is meant to fund a single employee and ensure that base level functions can still be achieved,” Vines said. Green Fund bylaws approved ASM heard and passed the Green Fund bylaw changes for the second time with a vote of 16-0-5. The Green Fund is a
individuals,” Van Orman said. “It is our goal to be able to provide a more indepth treatment for these individuals within UHS.” She said an individual who will serve as a supporting position for individuals will be hired. He or she will help students figure out why they developed an eating disorder and what they can do to prevent them from reoccurring, she said. Oakley said the increase in eating disorders is caused by a combination of the genetic component, a predisposition, the environment an individual lives in and the social messages they receive. “What we are really hoping for is someone who can help us identify the level of care that is needed by the students,” Oakley said. “It is important to us that we are able to provide an apt level of care for students.” Eating disorders are more prevalent in females, but over the years UHS has also seen a rise in the number of males with an eating disorder, Oakley said. According to a study conducted by the National Institute for Mental Health, the average age of onset for an eating disorder is 19. This puts individuals in college at a greater risk for eating disorders, Oakley said. “In general, mental health issues students experience on campus are more severe than they normally would be as opposed to anywhere else,” she said. Today students are more anxious, more depressed or suffer from more extreme eating disorders, Oakley said. Having additional staff to help determine how much care each student needs is something UHS can do to help this, she said.
grant designed to encourage sustainability on campus. Rep. Will Mulhern sponsored the Green Fund bylaw changes. The bylaw changes will create a Green Fund Advisory Board, which will score applications for the grant. Diversity Plan University Affairs Chair Hannah Kinsella said the first draft of the campus diversity plan will be released on Monday. This copy will be distributed to the shared governance committees for review, she said. “This draft should be in your inboxes next week,” Kinsella said. “Members of ASM and other shared governance committees are encouraged to write up any recommendations for changes to the draft.”
Katherine Brow The Badger Herald Director of the Origins Project and bestseller Lawrence Krauss spoke to a crowd of 500 on Wednesday.
Physicist speaks on evolution of thought Austin Grade
Herald Contributor Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, spoke about the way scientific ideas have been shaped over time at Union South as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series Wednesday. Krauss was awarded the National Science Board Public Service award in 2012 for his contributions to public education and is also the author of two bestsellers, “A Universe From Nothing” and “The Physics of Star Trek.” Krauss is the only person to receive major awards from the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics and the American Association of Physics Teachers, DLS Director Bill Mulligan said. Speaking in front of an audience of about 500, Krauss talked about the countless scientific ideas that have been shaped over time, from the concepts of Plato and Einstein to the ideas of Faraday and Charles Darwin. Krauss engaged the audience in his lecture dubbed “The
VOWS, page 1 Marc Kennedy, Wisconsin Union spokesperson, said the unions are a great place to have weddings because there is a lot of nostalgia connected to them. Danielle Poad, associate administrative program specialist for Wisconsin Union, said people must book their wedding 18 months in advance. The department hosts an event on the first working day of every month that prospective couples must attend in person, Poad said. The event is set up using a lottery system and names are drawn from a hat to ensure fairness about who gets which date, she said. Any remaining dates are considered open and
Greatest Story Ever Told So Far.” “Darwin’s ideas were among the greatest in all of science,” Krauss said in a birthday tribute to Darwin. Krauss said Plato was one of most influential scholars of all time. Plato’s famous allegory of “The Cave” describes how this picture portrays peoples’ lives, he said. “We see a shadow of our reality, nothing more,” Krauss said. Krauss outlined how many physicists had spent over three decades speaking different languages to build machines that could accurately measure data that had never been imagined before. He said these models represented the “hallmarks of progress.” Krauss spoke about the matter of infinity among scientists. The vagueness of the term infinity is one of the reasons physicists work as hard as they can to acquire results, he said. Infinity is something that “doesn’t happen,” Krauss said. The difference between infinity for scientists and mathematicians is that infinity is not possible in the realms of science,
while it is in math, Krauss said. Krauss said society thinks too much about the significance of an event. People need to realize the universe was not made solely for our existence and is just there, he said. Individuals only experience a 3-D slice of time at any instant, Krauss said. People in today’s world like to believe that everything happens for a reason, he said. The reality is there may be no reason, Krauss said. People may be so detached from that reality that they are unable to accept it and would rather accept a “nonsensical” reason for it, he said. “We want there to be something more than what meets the eye,” Krauss said. “That’s why society has created religion. The universe is not tailored for our existence. It is an accident. There may be no purpose to our existence, but you have to open the doors to know.” Krauss said his visit at the University of Wisconsin was a “prestigious honor” and said he was grateful for the opportunity.
remaining dates can be booked at any time, she said. To book a wedding at their facilities, individuals must be Wisconsin Union members, Poad said. After booking a date, an initial fee of $1,000 is paid for reserving a banquet hall, according to the Wisconsin Union website. At Memorial Union, three rooms, Tripp Commons, the Great Hall and Varsity Hall are available depending on the number of guests, the website said. While actual ceremonies and reception dinners cannot be held on the Memorial Union Terrace, Tripp Commons and its outdoor patio area are available and showcase a view of the
Terrace area below and Lake Mendota in the distance, the website said. Final planning begins about six months before the wedding when a second, non-refundable deposit of $3,000 is due. About two to three months after the payment is complete, Poad said a catering coordinator meets with the couple to discuss menu options and tastings. Two to three months before the wedding date, the couple meets with the coordinator again to make decisions about room set-up and the schedule of events, she said. Final guest count, confirmation of the menu and any necessary audio or visual equipment
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Madison psychologist studies ‘killer mentality’ Doctor focuses on twisted minds that commit acts of child abuse Chantal Cowie
Herald Contributor Among the twisted offenders who commit crimes like breaking children’s fingers, burning them with cigarettes or locking them under a sink, Madison psychologist Anna Salter is interested in studying what makes these criminals tick. Salter spends time with dangerous criminals, studying the depths of the disturbed
human mind. Salter said she has worked on many cases where kids are the killers. Most recently, she worked on a case about a boy named Austin Sigg, a 17-yearold that kidnapped, raped and dismembered the body of a 10-year-old little girl. Another high-profile case Salter worked on within the last year took place in Iowa with a young boy who, when his father was gone, shot his mother 22 times in the kitchen while she was making food for him and attempted to rape the dead body. “I’m always trying to understand how rapists, sex offenders, psychopaths, people who commit outrageous
crimes justify it to themselves,” Salter said. Salter began studying the mentality of sex offenders and psychopaths after graduating from college as a clinical psychologist and working at a community mental health center. While working at the health center, she said she realized every second or third child she came into contact with was being sexually or physically abused. The clinic started to receive offenders of sexually and physically abusive crimes, which led to Salter acquiring a grant and traveling the country in search of programs that treated those types of criminals. She said her paper
for this grant eventually turned into her first book, “Treating Child Sex Offenders and Victims: A Practical Guide.” Salter said she constantly works with cases that are “extremely disturbing.” To deal with the mental burden of this work, she said she is a strong believer in meditation, mindfulness, exercise and keeping close and supportive relationships with friends and family. When working with a case, Salter asks for an interview with the offender and analyzes their comments. She then extensively goes through all of the past records of the criminal, including evaluations and reports to understand
things such as their thinking patterns, motivation and decision making. Salter said the things that she looks for in her analysis may change from case to case. However, the methodology is always the same and always centered around the thinking of the offender. She does weekly evaluations of criminals at a maximum security prison in Wisconsin to help the facility assess the best ways to work with the offenders. A concept she often studies is the hesitancy people have in thinking people are malevolent. She said many people want to believe that there is good in
everybody, causing people to underestimate offenders. “That’s a really nice laudable belief until you run into Ted Bundy,” Salter said. “That’s the problem, when you have people who torture children, who dismember children, who starve them, who deliberately put cigarette lighters on their skin.” Salter said there is not good in everyone and people need to recognize that some individuals have a desire to purposely harm others. She said it is important to realize the limitations of treatment programs for offenders and the criminals that are beyond the range of help these programs can provide.
Nap Club snoozes on campus City seeks center for sustainability
Students aim to produce ‘happy nappers,’ create pillow collection
Collaboration with a Chicago-based company aims to provide sustainable commerce and retail location
A new club at the University of Wisconsin has only one requirement: All members must be tired. UW’s new Nap Club was created by junior Kieran Furey-King as a place to relax, catch up on sleep and relieve stress. The idea of Nap Club began with a conversation, Furey-King said. The idea was jokingly mentioned while talking about the commitment load of other student organizations, he said. “I wanted to join another club, but nothing sounded like something I could commit to because my schedule is so busy,” Furey-King said. “That’s pretty much what gave me the idea.” Furey-King said he encountered a “few minor obstacles” in the application process but he easily found three other students that were willing to join the club to meet the requirements to create it. UW junior Sean Greene, another founding member, said he is really looking forward to having time to relax and take naps with friends. Greene said the best part about the club will be having the ability to nap during the day without any distractions. Currently, Nap Club has only eight members, but Greene said he expects more people to join once the club holds its first few meetings and gains popularity. Both Greene and Furey-King said they are excited about this opportunity.
Professionals in the fields of green technology and sustainability could see a new space for collaboration in the city as the result of a partnership with a Chicago developer. Chicago-based company Baum Development, LLC has been selected to plan the development of the Madison Sustainability Commerce Center, which will feature green technologies and provide a sustainable commerce and retail location. Baum Development is known for its work constructing the Green Exchange in Logan Square in Chicago, David Baum, president of the development team, said. Green Exchange is a sustainable retail and office community in Chicago. “The 1,500 people working within the Green Exchange in Chicago have encouraged neighborhood growth,” Baum said. “The green facility has created a platform for ecological entrepreneurs as well as attracted tenants to the area.” Bryant Moroder, principal of the Sustainable Resource Group and a member of the team for developing the MSCC, is partnering with Baum Development to bring a similar sustainable commerce center to Madison. Moroder said they are currently looking at sites for the center. Once they choose a site, the project’s time frame will depend on the acquisition and approval processes, along with two separate construction processes. He said they are not certain whether they will use a new or existing building for the center. The Capitol East District is being considered as a location, according to a City of Madison statement, but a specific site has not yet been finalized. Baum Development will manage the feasibility study for the project and decide on different
Kirby Wright The Badger Herald Tired students will have the chance to relax, catch up on a few hours of sleep and relieve stress.
“I joined mostly because I just really like to nap, and I think this is a great way to do that during the day without anyone bothering you,” Greene said. According to Nap Club bylaws, all students are welcomed to apply, except for “unnecessarily loud people.” The group’s website says Nap Club’s vision is to produce “happy nappers” and improve students’ mental and physical health by providing a safe space for members to nap.
The first meeting was Wednesday at the Student Activity Center, Greene said. The meetings for nap club will typically be held at the SAC because it has quiet rooms available for student organizations to reserve, he said. The “nap times” are likely to be more than once a week and may be “sporadic at times,” Greene said. “We’re still in the early stages, so meetings might be tentatively set,” he said. “Once we get more organized, we will release more details to any
students who want to join.” Nap Club will provide rooms for napping at the SAC, but members will need to bring their own pillows and blankets to the first meeting, Greene said. One of the primary goals for the club is to acquire a pillow collection so members will not need to bring their own, Furey-King said. Furey-King said he hopes Nap Club gives its members a chance to get some “muchneeded rest” from the stress that comes with being a student.
designs and technologies it can use throughout the building, the statement said. The project is being funded by a $300,000 grant to the city through the Capital Region Sustainable Communities Initiative, and $75,000 of this grant will go to this contract, the statement said. The statement said MSCC is an effort to increase the region’s clean tech competitiveness by fostering cooperation between two major cities. It said this was an opportunity to have a presence and access to work space in both Chicago and Madison markets. Moroder said they hope the building will not simply be “a bunch of offices,” but a space that encourages collaboration and engagement among the tenants as well as inviting the community. “I hope people in health and wellness and non-profits can share a commonality with the space,” he said. Moroder added the goal is to have all types of businesses come together to network and promote a green space. He said he wants to give smaller tenants a platform to network, especially those that are sustainable. Moroder said he predicts the project in Madison will be better than Chicago because of “lessons learned.” The team has had a “great partnership with the city from day one,” Moroder said. The project is generating a lot of interest from all types of organizations in the community, and the team has received a great deal of encouragement, he said. Moroder said he wants people to understand what they are trying to achieve while being flexible and adapting to different opportunities. “They have to be aware of various different expectations when building a sustainability center,” Moroder said. “It can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people.”
Bills aim to reduce rate of parolees back to prison Legislation would lower incarceration, expand treatment, diversion programs Dan Kinderman
With overcrowded prisons affecting taxpayers’ pocketbooks, two proposed bills aim to reduce incarceration for certain nonviolent offenders. A bill introduced by Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, would require the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to develop diversion programs
for parolees who violate the terms of their probation, such as drug and alcohol abuse, and establish shortterm repercussions instead of being sent back to prison. This bill would require the Department of Corrections to expand on the current National Institute of Corrections’ efforts toward reducing incarceration rates of nonviolent crimes committed by parolees, Joy Staab, Wisconsin Department of Corrections spokesperson, said. Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison, said he believes the legislation would benefit taxpayers and parolees alike. “It saves taxpayers a lot of money to provide a program of treatment rather than incarceration. In this case, prison doesn’t necessarily solve the problem—it’s
unnecessary,” Risser said. “It’s much less costly and better for the individual.” The second bill, introduced by Rep. Paul Tittl, R-Marinette, and passed into law in November, will grant the Wisconsin Department of Justice the ability to expand treatment and diversion programs to prevent first-time, nonviolent offenders from being incarcerated, granting 13 counties additional funding for TAD programs. Tittl said he hopes people can see the long-term investment in the people of the state on this issue. “I think [the legislation is] going to do some things that we can learn and grow off of, and in the long run, you have to look at the money we’re investing in this — you’re not going to see the immediate, short-term benefit, but a long-term
investment in the people,” he said. Tittl praised both Gov. Scott Walker and Speaker of the Assembly Robin Vos, R-Burlington, for their support of the bill. Tittl said their support “shows that they have some vision for the future.” Risser said he believes these bills will have very positive benefits based on their widespread, bipartisan support in the Legislature. “As far as I know, this bill has almost unanimous support in the Legislature,” he said. “The Joint Finance Committee approved this bill 15-0. The committee is bipartisan, and when you get a 15-0 vote out of them, you know you have support.” Risser also said the bill saves taxpayers’ money by providing a program for treatment rather than
incarceration. According to the Vera Institute of Justice, the average cost of incarceration in 2010 for one Wisconsin prisoner was $37,994. The Department of Justice released a fiscal estimate for Tittl’s bill, which projected $375,000 per year to be directed to the DOJ for firsttime TAD programs. DOJ spokesperson Dana Brueck said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen sees tremendous value in the projects, and the DOJ supports the legislation, but they had some concerns. “We do have some concerns about having the necessary administrative support to ensure that the program operates as intended with successful local programs generating the results sought and expected,” Brueck said.
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quite a few projects that are inside of the village, including the UW Hospital. “This is in a lot of ways a lot more significant than any of those other projects in terms of the impact it will have on the adjacent neighborhood,” Frantz said. Frantz said the university
should focus on changing the way the land is used instead of proposing these large changes. He said the land is serving a purpose the way it is, and UW should pay attention to it in its current state to make improvements on the soil. Frantz said he was
surprised UW has not yet made changes to the plans after hearing the community’s concerns, since they were expressed early on. UW is waiting to address the concerns until it receives the environmental impact assessment, he said.
address the environmental concerns. Karl Frantz, Shorewood Hills Village administrator, said the village and the university have generally been good neighbors and the village has approved
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Zipcars provide transportation alternate Dar Ward, UW 826 Campus patronsTransportations use about 2,000 Commuter hours per month of Solutions Manager, said Zipcar car sharing service 826 members are
Print City Editor A car company at the University of Wisconsin provides students with access to wheels without the hassles of paying for parking and insurance. Lindsay Wester, a Zipcar spokesperson, said UW is one of the company’s largest schools and one of its strongest member bases.
currently associated with the university and members use about 2,000 hours of Zipcar service a month. Ward said UW does not pay the car company, but it does provide parking locations free of cost. Ward said part of the contract was to provide the best deals for the community, so students pay $25 for a year rather than
the non-student $60 yearly cost. Ward said car sharing service was something the university wanted to provide for its students, so the partnership with Zipcar began in 2011 when UW put out a request for proposals for a company to provide the service. Wester said in an email Zipcar currently has nine vehicles in and around Madison as a result of its partnership with the university. To gain access to Zipcar, Wester said students must be older than 18
and have to go through a license and background check to make sure they have a clean driving record. She said once the check is complete, a Zipcard comes in the mail that allows the driver to swipe into a car at any of the locations. A mobile app that allows students to look up the locations of the cars on their phone and reserve it for however long they wish, she said. From there, they can just walk to the car, swipe the card and drive away, Wester said. “Dealing with car
ownership is kind of too much when you’re a college student, and even when you move into a big city, it kind of is a money suck,” she said. “Having Zipcar provides you wheels when you want them and access to a vehicle when you need it. And when you don’t, you don’t waste any money.” Zipcar is convenient for students who do not have access to a car and only need it for occasional trips, Wester said. She said the reservation time can vary from an hour to a few days, as long as
the car is returned to the location where it was taken. “You can use the car for a quick trip to the grocery store or to home depot. Maybe you want to buy something in bulk or head out of the city for a quick trip somewhere,” Wester said.
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Dorms provide far from private life conditioning and random fire drills. Sure, it’s not all bad. Your bathrooms are cleaned, you don’t have to travel too far to get your laundry done and you are surrounded Audrey Piehl by a conglomerate of Contributor people in a similar phase of life as you. Stumble into any This was particularly intermediate law or true at the beginning political science lecture of my first semester and you will be greeted freshman year, when with many things: everyone had the righteous opinions, hipster wide-eyed, glazedglasses, battalions of over look of puppies Macbooks (they travel in dropped off at the packs). But you will also kennel, a sense of hear murmurings from abandonment and the professor of a “social terror mixed with contract,” concocted by the excitement of a Socrates and Locke and new environment all those dead white guys and endless we adore so much. Now possibilities. if you aren’t busy zoning Dorms, and more out or silently cursing the particularly dorm gods for Flappy Bird, you floors, band together may notice this “social to form communities contract” isn’t simply a with their own social Constitutionalist mantra; contracts, most of it’s a prevalent aspect which have the of underclassmen life. I same foundation: no am, of course, referring privacy. to dorm life, the act of No privacy in the sacrificing perfect liberty bathroom, rarely for lofted beds, no air
in your room and really nowhere else. It’s true that human beings are social creatures and thrive off interaction with one another, but what happens when your privacy is restricted for months at a time? It’s the opposite of solitary confinement; instead of peeling white walls, distant screams and questionable meals on trays, you have... well, you have all those things combined with the constant fear of your towel slipping off while you make the run between the bathroom and your dorm room and other Murphy’s Law scenarios looming in the back of your mind. To understand all the potential psychological trauma associated with a lack of privacy, one must consider why privacy is important
in the first place. Most of the time we associate “privacy” with mundane, daily acts, like changing clothes, going to the bathroom or maybe finishing up some homework. All these actions involve certain vulnerability; whether you’re concerned that someone will slyly Snapchat a picture of you naked or worried you won’t be able to trudge through math problems without complete susceptibility to distraction. Privacy is when you do not have to worry about others infiltrating your personal sphere. And it is only when we are isolated that we are allowed to reflect from a unique perspective: our own. Privacy is where you can be alone with your thoughts, where you can process everything you
experience without the disruption of a chronic sniffler in the library or someone listening to Kendrick just a wee bit too loudly. It is where the anxiety, expectations and bustle inflicted from the outside world can be distilled into a hot cup of tea and drunk with hints of chai. This act of reflection is necessary for a happy and enriching existence, and it can be seriously stunted in a dorm setting. It’s not an insult to your friends or indicative of being antisocial. It’s part of being a human being, introvert or extrovert. So we’ve established the profound fact that dorm life sucks sometimes. The question remains: What is to be done about it? Most students claim
either Lakeshore or Southeast as their home for at least one year, if not more. Also, roommate culture certainly does not end when you leave university housing. The key is finding a way to reap the benefits of selfreflection and letting your guard down outside the walls of the dorm. In other words, replicating the effects of “privacy” without literal privacy. It could be in a library, coffee shop, Chipotle, Bascom (when it isn’t an arctic precipice), a friend’s apartment, the handicap stall or during a long walk or run. Find a place where you can emulate the “sexy loner” vibe of Ernest Hemingway with the modern stylings and wisdom of Solange Knowles. Embrace that inner Zen through knitting. Read an
embarrassing young adult dystopian novel and don’t feel guilty about it. Write a poem no one will ever read. Check the stats for that team you would never admit to liking for fear of Packer retribution. Ponder the majesty of the universe and then try not to laugh at Doge memes. In other words, capture those moments of seldom meditation and carry them with you until you can once again close a physical door on the outside. You may still have to fight for your right to watch excessive amounts of curling on the communal dorm television, but at least you’ll be a more gratified person while doing it. Audrey Piehl (email@example.com) is freshman majoring in history.
Tollways would pave road to a worse Wisconsin Aaron Loudenslager Columnist Many states have toll roads, but Wisconsin is one of the states that have not yet embraced this notion. However, in the near future this could change. Recently, some members of the Wisconsin Legislature have signaled their support for the creation of toll roads. Ultimately, creating toll roads would be a bad policy prescription for Wisconsin residents. In the past, Wisconsin has rejected the idea of toll roads. Yet, legislators from both political parties have signaled bipartisan support for toll roads. As Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, said, “It seems like a very eﬃcient way — everybody pays their fair share — whether you’re an electric car, a gas operated car, a truck or a bus — it seems to me that the only way we’re going to have eﬃcient, strong infrastructure in Wisconsin is if the users pay for it.” Republicans have embraced the creation of toll roads too, with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Burlington, saying, “We know that the transportation fund over the long haul has a serious deﬁcit. ... Both political parties say it’s time for tolls. I would much rather have people pay for a system that they use.” The seeming objective reason for the creation of toll roads is that
“the cost of rural interstate highway reconstruction projects over the next 30 years is estimated at $4.8 billion and $8.7 billion for urban interstate systems,” according to a study done in 2011. The question remains, though: Is creating toll roads really necessary to fund Wisconsin’s interstate highway systems for the next 30 years? Using the ﬁgures from the 2011 study, it would cost Wisconsin citizens approximately $160 millon to $290 million annually for the next three decades to adequately fund the state’s interstate highway systems. It is true that this is not an insubstantial amount of money, but context is important. For instance, Gov. Scott Walker has recently promoted a $504 million dollar property and income tax cut plan that would be implemented over the next 18 months. Signiﬁcantly, the purported reason for this tax cut is that Wisconsin currently has a budget surplus. This is strictly true, but extremely misleading. In reality, Wisconsin has a structural deﬁcit. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, “Walker said his plan would add perhaps $100 million to the $725 million shortfall projected for the next two-year budget by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.” Why does there seem to be extra government
funding (when in reality there isn’t) for property and income tax cuts, but not enough to keep public roads free? One reason should be evident by now: The Wisconsin Republican Party (like many Tea Partyoriented congressmen) has pledged to privatize government services where it can, and at the same time ensure that supplyside economic policies are enacted, regardless of whether the government has the funds to do so. The privatization of public roads by converting them into toll roads is just another example of this phenomenon. Although funding Wisconsin’s public roads for the next 30 years won’t exactly be easy, it would certainly be easier if the government were actually using government funds to invest in vital infrastructure instead of giving out those funds in the form of tax breaks. Nonetheless, the important point is that it is entirely plausible that Wisconsin’s public roads can be funded without resorting to their conversion into toll roads. The creation of toll roads in Wisconsin would have negative impacts on Wisconsin residents. If toll roads were created on some, but not all Wisconsin highways, traﬃc might be diverted onto those highways that are not toll roads. This could have the unintended and negative
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Wisconsin continues its consideration of implementing tollways to deal with its ever-growing deficit.
consequence of traﬃc congestion. Additionally, while state legislators argue that the funds from future toll roads would only be used to fund state highways, many other states made this same claim to their citizens but have used revenues from toll roads to fund other programs.
The whole point of public roads is just that, they are public. Roads are a public good because if they are subject to a market mechanism, market failure occurs. The idea to create toll roads is just another example of Republicans trying to privatize public goods, caricatured by Ron
Swanson’s quote, “My dream is to have the park system privatized and run entirely for proﬁt by corporations, like Chuck E. Cheese. They have an impeccable business model.” Aaron Loudenslager (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a second-year law student.
Loneliness Awareness Day From the Opinion Desk Rather than spending V-Day sitting alone in your respective home, practicing severe introspection by asking yourself rhetorical questions (“Why am I single? Why?”), celebrate Feb. 14 the right way: by renaming the holiday altogether and instead commemorating Loneliness Awareness Day. On Loneliness Awareness Day, it’s OK to enjoy the holiday in complete and utter solitude; in short, it’s OK to be single, and in fact, it’s highly encouraged. Why Loneliness Awareness Day? The reason is extensive: dating is dead, most marriages end in divorce, men only want sex and
humanity in general is deﬁned by a combination of biological urges, blatant misogyny and misandry and unfulﬁlled expectations. Moreover, you deserve a day to be completely narcissistic, to bask in your lonely gloriousness and, well, to celebrate not having to deal with any shit your companioned peers deal with. In order to best prepare for this new jubilee, we’ve created a set of activities for you to engage in, thus ensuring that your Loneliness Awareness Day does not, in any way, resemble Cupid’s Hallmark holiday. Don’t cope with loneliness. Enjoy it, get up and dance with yourself. Happy Loneliness Awareness Day from the Opinion Desk.
Use your time to reflect • • •
Google how happy single celebrities are. They are your new role models. Look through all of your selﬁes. You look damn good when you’re alone. Meditate on how awesome being alone is. No one is demanding anything from you or pushing you to do something you don’t want to do.
Know how to celebrate • • • •
Skip the champagne. Pop some popcorn. Binge watch Orange Is the New Black. Be weird. Tack up some deﬂated balloons. Drink. Need we say more?
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/5 single Lucy Rowlings So, you’re alone. You’ll be just as alone today as you will be on Friday and likely the day after that and probably well into next week. Inexplicably, society will make you feel like even more of a sad singleton on Valentine’s Day, the red-and-pink vomiting, candy-heart gut-rot of a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make you feel like an asshole for not pairing up. It’s just another Friday, but because you’re single, you’ll automatically be typecasted on how you’re spending the day. Are you sad and gloomy? Are you bitter? Do you just want to dance around a pile of your burning heels with your girlfriends? You shouldn’t feel shackled to any of these cookiecutter responses. Here’s how to ride the roller coaster of feels from sunrise to sunset. Start by hitting the liquor store early. You’ll want to arm yourself with a bottle or two of white wine, the cheaper the better. Fresh Market and Cap Center both have a variety of bargain options, but Riley’s Wines of the World’s sale wine shopping cart will get picked over if you wait until after class. Plan accordingly. Dress for success (if success means “fuck everyone”). Your outfit for the day is your first outward expression of your single, independent womynness. Don your Doc Martens or combat boots, wear black jeans and your Coyote Ugly cut off. Dark eye makeup and a scowl are also recommended, but not required. The key here is to exude a “get out of my fucking way” attitude. YOU’RE SINGLE AND YOU FUCKING LIKE IT THAT WAY. Sid and Nancy are your spirit animals. Curl up with Netflix. Every asshole, whether they’re in a relationship on V-Day or not, is going to be binging on “House of Cards,” which will be released on Feb. 14. So you’re
off the hook for making evening plans. Unless you’re bold enough to take your single self out to a nice-ass dinner (a pretty ma jor statement on the Friday night of all Friday nights), your better bet is to come home from class or work, take your pants off and get ready for an evening bonding with your couch (or roommate or cat). If “HOC” isn’t your thing, a shitty rom-com is a fine stand-in. Gather your blankets and your snacks and hunker down. Own it. Now’s the time to crack open the wine. Drink liberally. Shed a tear when Zoe sucks the most, if you’re so inclined. Refill your glass when your mind wanders too close to the idea of dying alone. For dinner? Fancy meat and cheese, of course. There’s no better day to be an unrepentant carnivore. Whether your animal fiber of choice is tenderloin, a roast or humble beef jerky, there’s something sinfully satisfying about connecting with your baser animalistic instincts and tearing into some meat. Actually take some time to make yourself a meal that doesn’t rely on the microwave, for once. You’re all you have, after all, so it’s time to start taking care of yourself. Also worth including: fancy cheese. Nom on Jarlsberg, brie, Gouda. Treat yourself. Are you vegetarian or vegan? Sorry, this single person’s alt-day of independence isn’t for you. The finale: dance to Beyoncé. When you’ve exhausted your viewing selection and feel that second wind coming on, fire up the Beyoncé, preferably her selftitled visual album. Transform your blanket cave into a dance floor where you, like Robyn, are dancing on your own. Own your brand of reckless single abandon by shaking it like no one’s watching—indeed, no one probably is—to lady anthems “Partition,” “***Flawless” and “Grown Woman.” Don’t forget: Life is pain.
or Dating Dieter von Schröder So you a have a boyfriend or girlfriend. Way to fucking go. You’re automatically going to have a less fucking miserable Valentine’s Day than our single counterparts who will be spending their entire Friday jacking off, alone, wishing they were as fucking cool as us. If you’re like me—in a healthy relationship with a tremendous sex life—you can approach Valentine’s Day in one of two ways. First, you could soak it up like a brainless sponge, indulging in everything Hallmark, maybe eating some chocolate, going out for a really fucking nice dinner and making your significant other pay for it. Second, you could try out a little self-awareness, realize that all that shit is lame as fuck and try something a little different. Besides, every restaurant in Madison is loaded with reservations for the entirety of Friday night. You’ll never get in. Try out my sexy, alternative tips for a sexy, alternative Valentine’s Day and your relationship will reach new heights. Get out of the bed and get sexy all over campus. It’s supposed to be relatively warm on Friday, with a balmy high of 22 degrees. Walking out on Lake Mendota’s ice at night is one of the most romantic things a couple can possibly do. Bring an extra-thick blanket, walk out pretty far and go at it on said blanket. Your bodies will keep each other warm. Make-out sessions automatically become 10 times hotter when they’re done atop Bascom Hill. Bonus points for exchanging saliva while sitting on Honest Abe’s lap. Why not use Valentine’s Day to fulfill that cliché Badger fantasy of making sweet love in the Memorial Library stacks? It’s a Friday, so the library is guaranteed to be somewhat empty. And besides, if a librarian catches you, they’ll go easy on you because it’s Valentine’s Day.
Forget the hoopla and go to a movie. I’ve heard “The Lego Movie” is fucking amazing. Just don’t make out in the theater, because there will probably be children there, and if you make out during the movie, you’re missing the fucking movie. Also, the University of Wisconsin Cinematheque is showing a 35mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon,” if threehour-long period dramas get you all hot and bothered. If “The Lego Movie” doesn’t diddle your goodie bits, stay at home with your significant other and indulge in the glories of Netflix. Try to avoid dark, depressing movies. One time I watched David Fincher’s “Zodiac” (currently on the ’flix) with my girlfriend. Instead of hot, postmovie sex, we spent two hours talking about the psychology of serial killers, the nature of murder and the always-fun topic of death. Instead, try “Manhattan,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” or “His Girl Friday,” all currently on Netflix. Try some kinky sexual stuff you’ve never done before. Every sexual relationship gets stale if you don’t try something new once in a while. Let Valentine’s Day be that excuse to get a little freaky. Use some fucking toys. Cock rings, butt plugs, 10-inch-plus dildos, vibrators, sex swings: the more of these things, the better. Imagine when you were a kid in Toys “R” Us. Remember how awesome that was? Try to replicate that excitement. With sex. You don’t know how delicious whipped cream can be until you lick it from your partner’s breasts or penis. It’s delicious. Basically, if you have any hidden desires, share a bottle of wine to loosen up the conversation and share all your wildest fantasies. If nothing else, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for failed sexual experiments that will ruin the sanctity of your relationship forever. Godspeed.
‘Biggest Loser’ makes for unrealistic reality TV Emily Kingman TV Columnist Everybody’s talking about the latest victor of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Rachel Frederickson, a 24-yearold student who shed an astonishing 60 percent of her original body mass over the course of seven months to reach 105 pounds. Reactions to her win are polarized. Some are championing her success, fashioning her as the exemplar for overcoming obesity. Others are condemning her ethic, citing her as the epitome of succumbing to obsessive weight-loss and disorderly eating. I see Rachel, as well as the reactions that she’s inspired, as a reflection of something else—not of either obesity or anorexia and bulimia, but of adherence to the strict dichotomy from which they both stem. With few exceptions, women on reality television fit into two recognizable categories, and viewers can quickly register whether
they stand among “the fattest” or “the skinniest.” TLC’s “My 600-lb Life,” for example, focuses specifically on the lives of the superobese; ABC’s “The Bachelor,” on the other hand, seems to cast contestants whose waists measure between 22 and 24 inches. Elsewhere, there’s Abby Lee (Lifetime’s “Dance Moms”) and Mama June (TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”), Giuliana Rancic (E!’s “Giuliana and Bill”) and Lily Ghalichi (Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset”), among others. Some might argue that reality television is doing its job, filling our screens with talent that reflects the all-too-real way in which rates of obesity are on the rise at the same time that the prevalence of eating disorders is increasing. Still, even they would have to concede that these stars are more statistical outliers than accurate reflections of the factual average. Certainly, it’s true: More than one-third of U.S. adults
(35.7 percent) are obese. It’s equally true, however, that somewhere around two-thirds of Americans are not. In the same way, the estimation that 0.5 to 3.7 percent of women suffer from anorexia nervosa (from bulimia nervosa, 1.1 to 4.2 percent) in their lifetime necessitates that the equal and opposite fact be true: 95 to 96.3 percent (and 98.9 to 95.8 percent) do not. By favoring (and often idolizing) subjects who represent body image extremes, reality programming is endorsing trends, creating a future reality instead of reflecting the current one. Arguably, the most realistic program currently airing on television is a scripted one. HBO’s “Girls” follows the goings-on of an average group of 20-somethings, focusing on a New York writer named Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) who neither stands among “the fattest” nor “the skinniest.” Over the course of its three seasons,
Dunham has garnered some flak in the media for having had no qualms getting naked onscreen. She makes frequent appearances in the buff and watchful eyes who have become accustomed to seeing bodies like Emilia Clarke’s (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Anna Paquin’s (“True Blood”) and Lizzy Caplan’s (“Masters of Sex”) must make an uncomfortable adjustment to the reality of bumps, curves and somewhat unfavorable pouches. The reaction to (and the irregularity of stars who look like) Dunham evidences an odd truth about the state of television. It seems that what’s now revolutionary— quite paradoxically—is what is fine being intermediary. Shows like “The Biggest Loser” should be helpful. The problem, however, is that it enlists individuals of reality and it transforms them into celebrities of a pseudoreality that has developed an ingrained expectation for being either “the fattest” or
“the skinniest.” It was because Frederickson was no longer “The Biggest” that she felt compelled to be the smallest. Whether or not Frederickson has developed an eating disorder is a matter of conjecture, and any expressions of concern (including this one) shouldn’t discount the hard work that goes into losing weight. Beyond these reactions, the fact remains that, at 5-foot4 and 105 pounds, she is well below the National Institutes of Health’s healthy body mass index. Disregard whether she
was too fat then or too skinny now. The real question is: has she ever been healthy? In response to the controversy of their latest victor’s shocking weight loss, producers of “The Biggest Loser” have announced that they are considering making some “small but significant tweaks” to the show’s format. The change that everyone-producers, writers, casting agents, viewers--should consider, however, is making reality television more realitybased.
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‘That Awkward Moment’ oﬀers nothing new Sam Sklar ArtsEtc. Writer With a classily humorous and charming trailer, I starred “That Awkward Moment” on my list of “must-see movies.” But after seeing the film in theaters, I reflected on my initial judgment, asking myself: why did I wasting 10 dollars and two hours of my life enduring this movie, when I had already seen the bulk of its glory moments in a trailer? Set in downtown
Manhattan, the film delves into the lives of three rowdy males in their mid-20s: Jason (Zac Efron, “The Lucky One”), alpha-male and repeat one-night-stander; Daniel (Miles Teller, “21 & Over”), the corky sidekick; and Mikey, (Michael B. Jordan, “Fruitvale Station”), the straightedge doctor. The plot (or lack thereof ) unfolds as Mikey’s wife reveals that she would like to file for divorce. The three friends make a pact, vowing to remain single for as long
as possible. With that, they launch themselves into a whirlwind of liquorfilled nights at the club, ice cream splurges and meaningless sex in an attempt to find meaning in life. In the midst of careless, responsibilityfree adventure, both Jason and Daniel inconveniently encounter women that could be “the one.” Face-to-face with love, they pull away to maintain their oath and steer clear of potential attachment and commitment. As
most stories go, the pals experience melancholy and regret running from intimacy, ultimately triggering efforts to once again win over the hearts of the ones they love. It’s pretty evident that director Tom Gormican is seeking to recreate the feel of the hit TV show “Sex and the City,” substituting the four women for three far-less-interesting men. Though meant to give insight into the minds of young men and share the secrets of brotherhood,
the film actually just strings together shallow catchphrases and cheesy pickup lines, failing to dig deeper than the surface of male mentality in regard to friendship, relations and everything in between. In addition to a cliché script, the storyline follows the typical pattern of rom-coms, or better yet, “brom-coms,” containing unsurprising scenes, no twists and an easilyanticipated ending. Between the predictability and banality, you will feel
as if you’ve seen the movie a million and one times before. If you’re considering seeing this film in theatres, I have some advice for you: don’t waste your time and money and just watch the preview, with all of the film’s mildly comic moments in one short clip without the hindrance of faulty plotlines or lengthy strings of tacky lines.
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT
Big Gigantic ready to get turnt in Madison Cam Ariana ArtsEtc. Staﬀ Writer Big Gigantic, the dynamic electronic duo from Boulder, Colo., is kicking off their spring tour this week with a stop at Madison’s Orpheum Theater Thursday night. The group just released their latest album Tuesday, The Night is Young, which is available for free download on their website. I got the chance to talk with saxophonist/ producer Dominic Lalli about the new album, life on the road and memorable times in Madison. BH: I gave a listen to the album, I loved it. It was bangin’. How long have you guys been working on The Night is Young? DL: Kind of on and off for the last year and a half, I would say. We’re so busy on tour, touring most of the year so it kind of gets broken up a bit. BH: What artists, if any, have influenced your latest work? DL: Well, a lot of artists really, like people who surround our scene to people who we meet along the way. It’s really been a mix of all kinds of different music, because there’s such a wide array of tracks and sounds out there and different soundscapes that we and other artists are presenting. BH: I read you have a Master’s degree in jazz. How would you say that’s influenced the way you make music? DL: It’s more so taught me how to love all different kinds of music and find different things in music, so I’ve embraced it. You study a lot of music, like classical and jazz, so it’s more of a window into different genres and different types of music altogether. BH: You collaborated on a song with Cherub, “The Night is Young.” What was it like working
with those guys? DL: It was awesome. I’ve worked with those guys before. They’re good homies. I’ve played saxophone on a few of their tracks, but we’ve never been able to have them sing on some of our stuff. I wrote that tune out on the road and it had this different form about it. I thought, “man, we need vocals.” So I sent them the track, they sang and recorded over it, and they sent it back along with those lyrics. It was just awesome. BH: You’re making The Night is Young available for free download, just like you did with your last album Nocturnal, which was a huge hit—almost a million downloads to date. Why did you decide to make your music free? DL: We always offer it for free from our website, and we also have it on iTunes. We just offer it up in any and every way. The most important thing is we just want people to have it. And we understand people just get their music differently. We encourage people to get the music how they want and come see us play live. Derek (of Pretty Lights) started that trend and that was on the heels of Radiohead, who kind of did that too. Music is just changing so much in how it’s being distributed these days. BH: There are definitely some Big G fans out there that prefer your first few albums over your more recent womp and dubstep-heavy ones. What do you have to say to those people who challenge the direction you’re headed? DL: One thing to note is first of all, our very first album doesn’t have any saxophone on it. None at all. The second album started introducing it, and we’ve developed it from there and kept growing. In my mind, a lot of the
stuff I’m doing is very similar. You have to look a bit harder to find the similarities. It’s the same stuff to me, just presented differently, like in terms of melodies and chords and shape of the song. I don’t want to make something that I’ve already done. We’d all still be playing classical music if we didn’t move forward, right? When something good happens in music, something that will move it forward, a lot of people don’t like it. But the kids like it and it moves forward. When the Beastie Boys came out people were like, “What is this shit?” But then it became the band for a whole generation of people. So if people are talking about anything that you’re doing, really, positive or negative, you’re probably doing something right. If I made all my music the same as my old music, people would say, “You don’t make anything new.” So either way there’s gonna be critics. There’s a lot of different ways to go with it, but I go with my gut and my heart and I make music I like. BH: Are you looking forward to any cities in particular on your tour? DL: We’re really excited to playing in Madison. We love playing at the Orpheum. We’re gonna get out there the first week all over the Midwest, like Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Detroit. We have a pretty killer first week at all the best spots. BH: You guys have been to Madison a few times now. You played Freakfest last year for a massive crowd that I would say gained you a lot of fans that hadn’t previously heard of you. What can you tell me about that show? DL: That was freaking crazy. It was freezing but it was just packed. Everyone was moving to the left and to the right in the heart
Photo courtesy of Big Gigantic Big Gigantic, who stop in Madison regularly, say the Orpheum is one of their favorite venues in the Midwest.
of the crowd, just a big mass of people, all wearing costumes and everyone was wasted. It went off. There was this cool picture of me and Jeremy just totally bundled up in all our winter gear during our set with the crowd behind us. That summed the night up well. BH: I’ve seen Big G play several shows and you always have pretty elaborate stage set ups. What’s the tour production like this time around? DL: We’re bringing a version of our last setup. We basically have these six huge curved panels with crazy LED content with four little side LED panels. If you took a full TV screen and broke it up into six chunks, it’s kind of like that. And we’re stuck in the middle of it. It’s massive. BH: You obviously tour a lot. What do you and Jeremy do to keep yourselves busy on the road? DL: It’s interesting, you’d think we have tons of time, but between meet-andgreets and interviews,
‘Benji’ explores potentials of lyrics Sun Kil Moon rejects musical norms for collection of intimate ruminations on death Casey Cooney ArtsEtc. Writer A considerable amount of current music is a poetic projection of emotions or beliefs anchored to a repeated refrain. Sometimes artists offer such abstract lyrics that listeners are left questioning the meaning in its entirety. On Sun Kil Moon’s new album Benji, Mark Kozelek rejects this popular trend and retreats to folk origins by putting his personal stories to delicate, intricate finger-picking guitar melodies that characterize the entire LP’s style. Kozelek provides listeners with more than a handpicked selection of stories; each song has the recurring theme of death. This death comes in many forms: freak
accidents and natural causes, mass shootings and the ordinary death of intimacy. A collection of intimate stories and emotional ballads are presented and interconnected to create an anthology of stories that display the ubiquity of death. It’s difficult to detect anger in Kozelek’s voice when he’s faced with death. Instead, his tone is casual and conversational with accompaniments by elaborate but repetitive guitar melodies. Created is an alternate reality in which the listener sits by his side to hear a friend disclose an intimate story. Songs like “Carissa” and “Truck Driver” speak to this phenomenon as Kozelek’s gentle, throaty voice softly discloses the tragic deaths of his relatives.
Benji further recedes from musical norms by the recurring insistence to place emphasis on the story before the melodies or rhythms of his songs. With rising popularity of electronic music that focuses solely on dropping a variety of intense beats, it’s refreshing to see an album that retreats into its lyrics and uses the melody to enhance. In the emotional ballad “Dogs,” which describes in great detail Kozelek’s sexual encounters, a more dynamic and aggressive melody is coupled with the passion and lust in Kozelek’s voice. To accompany his humorous memories with his dad in “I Love My Dad,” he uses a lighthearted guitar melody to create a spirited tone. Kozelek creates melodies that retain his elegance with the guitar,
but are placed in the background as to not overshadow his stories. The unusual manner in which Kozelek rejects current trends and decides to create a compilation of interconnected, intimate stories offers listeners a new image of music. Sun Kil Moon has explored the use of stories as song in previous albums, but Benji is the first that completely rejects the refrain and fluidly shares its narratives.
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we kinda just keep busy doing our thing. We might go find some nice food to eat, maybe hang out with friends, do some afterparty raging, things like that, but we stay busy most of the time. Tickets for Big Gigantic’s Thursday show at the Orpheum can be purchased online at the Majestic Theatre’s website.
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Puzzle by Ian Livengood ACROSS 1 Frigid 7 Question at the door 15 Miss out on a board 16 “’Sup?” 17 Subject for a golf lesson 18 Emphatic approval 19 Petition 20 51-Down and others: Abbr. 21 Nighttime 22 Hunky-dory 23 Clobbered 25 Birds in a clutch 26 Group that no one on earth has ever joined 29 Sun disk wearer, in myth 30 Petition 31 “That’s quite enough!” 35 Abridged
37 “What’s it gonna be?” 38 Feature of a certain bandit 39 20-Down, e.g. 40 Nut 41 What a nonconformist ignores 44 “___ magnifique!” 46 Big employer in Hartford, Conn. 47 Canal checker?: Abbr. 48 One who’s trustworthy? 49 Doesn’t just grab 50 Green shade 52 Public, as views 54 Instruments played with mizraabs 56 “I’d like you to leave” 57 Nips in the bud
58 Bank guards? 59 Ambush locale in Episode 1 of “The Lone Ranger” DOWN 1 “Cute” remarks 2 Thallium sulfate, e.g. 3 Figure out on the street? 4 Stick with it 5 One way to pay 6 Civic leader? 7 “Beg pardon?!” 8 Shop alternative 9 Takes credit? 10 Gabriel or Giorgio 11 Basic library stock 12 Iron-pumper 13 Australia’s ___ Rock 14 Lose a lot? 20 Nissan ___ 22 Italian friend
24 Question in a long-distance relationship 25 Humble dwellings 27 Civil engineering safety feature
28 Square, in old slang, as indicated by forming a square with one’s hands 32 1969 hit with the repeated lyric “Big wheel keep on turnin’” 33 So that one can 34 Takes some hits 36 Red states 37 Humble dwellings 39 Short trunks 42 Possible protein shake ingredient 43 Sample in a swab test 44 Weber per square meter 45 Turn red, say 48 Drill bits? 49 Away from port 51 Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Hwy. 53 Kind of port 54 Pouch 55 Frequent form request: Abbr.
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34 “The Valley of Amazement” novelist, 2013 36 Org. for female shooters 38 Inuit knife 39 Writer of the ethnography “Germania” 41 Get out of the blasted state? 43 What isn’t the small print?: Abbr. 44 Suffocating blanket 46 Get off the drive, say 47 Food factory stock 49 Ninny 51 Utter 52 20th-century treaty topic 55 Priceline possibilities 56 Release
59 2012 Pro Bowl player Chris 61 Oncecommon “commonly” 62 Game that can’t be played 64 She wrote “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands” 66 “Spread the happy” sloganeer 67 Queen’s weapon 68 Producing zip 69 Strips at a pageant DOWN 1 Given a 20 for food, say 2 Drink that often makes a person sick 3 Road hog 4 Record label abbr.
5 Johns of Britain 6 John of Britain 7 Recife-to-Rio dir. 8 Bible 9 Like Huns 10 Refusal to speak 11 Flatten, as a rivet 12 Throw out 13 Keep from 15 Demonstrate a wide range on a range? 21 Gone private? 24 Early CliffsNotes subheading 26 Restin’ piece? 28 Energy bar ingredients 31 “You guessed it …” 32 Like some diets that avoid pasta 33 People people 35 Ninny
37 Lincoln and others 40 Diesel discharge 42 Primary and secondary, briefly 45 Bunches 48 Habitual high achiever? 50 Label stable 53 C.D.C. concern 54 “Phooey!” 56 Some heavy planters 57 Like some flags: Abbr. 58 Not fullbodied 60 “Modern Gallantry” pen name 63 Swimming gold medalist Park ___hwan 65 Key component: Abbr.
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State Street ghost vows to close Wendy’s As the opening of a new Wendy’s restaurant on the 500 block of State Street nears, much of the downtown Madison community has been buzzing in anticipation for Frosties, chili, and square hamburger patties. One member of the community, however, harbors nothing but malice for the business development. Julian Begley, the ghost whose hauntings led to the recent closings of a combination Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell and Full of Bull Famous Roast Beef in the same location, promises that the Wendy’s will be closed within the next six months. “I don’t think these people realize who they’re dealing
with. I am an expert at putting mediocre restaurant establishments out of business,” Begley said. Though the specter claims his mission to keep the downtown area free of Baconators is for completely selfish reasons, some local business owners are welcoming Begley’s promised hauntings. “All the power to him,” food cart owner Selene Rockwell said. “If he hadn’t spooked that Taco Bell away, I’d be out of business.” Some members of the community, however, hope that the Wendy’s can withstand the phantom’s eerie presence. For many students, the opening of a late night fast food
restaurant on State Street will be a boon to their weekend extracurricular activities. Fifth-year senior Mark Sanders, who regularly frequented the KFC/Taco Bell in its prime, said, “As a student body, we really need this Wendy’s. I don’t give a shit about local businesses. When I’m drunk, I want to spend as little money as possible to get as much food as possible into my body. “This ghost isn’t keeping me and my Spicy Chicken Sandwiches apart.” When asked what sort of business he would like to see in the “cursed” location, Begley paused for a moment before responding, “How about a Subway?”
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Groundhog’s loses license for weather Punxsutawney Phil’s time of predicting the duration of winter has come to a cold end. The American Association of Meteorologists has deliberated over the past 5 days and has decided to revoke the rodent’s certification. “It comes off the back of the Debacle of 1993, really,” Rita Calomel, the association’s disciplinary committee chairwoman said. “Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, but it was already May! He claimed his alarm clock didn’t wake him from hibernation. We all know he’s just lazy. Oh! And he had an affair with Monica Lewinsky back in 1997, but we like to keep that pretty hush-hush.” This decision was also based on Phil’s optometrist’s report that his sight has been decreasing in
recent years. He can no longer actually see his own shadow but must defer to merely guessing based upon the direction of the wind and the nearest McDonalds franchise. “It’s got to be the glaucoma. It was inevitable. His mom had it, his grandfather died from it - chewed an electric fence he did, poor bastard. It’s a shame about Phil really,” Phil’s ophthalmologist, Dr. Jeffery Lansing, said. Without Phil’s declaration on the state of winter, many Philadelphia residents are reportedly wandering the streets questioning everything they thought they knew. According to The Punxsutawney Herald, more than 60 Punxsutawneans have been found in the fetal position muttering to
themselves, often on street corners and door stoops. “Is the Earth round? Is grass green? I don’t know. I just don’t know anymore,” Punxsutawney resident, Traci McAdams before she was admitted to the Gobbler’s Knob Psychiatric Facility, said. In the meantime, Phil has been asked to resign from his position as secretary on the National Weatherman’s Council and his job at channel 39 WPMS. Phil has served on the Council for 35 years and was employed by WPMS last June. “It’s just not practical,” the Council’s president, Garrett Himmler said. “We have so many young meteorologists who sit around all day while Phil is receiving over six figures a year!”
Resident ghost Julian Begley on State Street predicts he will close the coming Wendy’s in no time at all.
Willy Street burglarized during hipster concert Dozens of residents of the Williamson Street area reported that items were stolen from their homes on Saturday evening while they were attending the sold-out concert of indie favorites Neutral Milk Hotel at the Orpheum Theatre. According to authorities, the street was almost completely abandoned during the concert, permitting thieves to rob William Street apartments before anyone noticed suspicious activities. The Willy Street neighborhood, which consists primarily of white, upper-middle-class recent graduates, is known for its eclectic array of art galleries, restaurants, and pharmacy/costume shops. “They stole my copy of Dusty Roods’ first album, I’ve Never Seen a Giraffe Up Close, on vinyl,” Willy
Street resident Geremy Craven said. “I can’t even tell you what that was worth because too few people know about it to assign a monetary value to it. I’d say it’s priceless.” Many Willy Street residents reported vinyl records, typewriters, mustache wax, fixed gear bicycles, mason jars and ironically unattractive clothing missing from their homes. While police were unable to explain why such specific possessions were stolen, many residents admitted that they were the only items in their apartments at the time of the burglaries. “Ironically, they even took my copy of In An Aeroplane Over the Sea,” J. T. Cornwall of Willy Street said. “No, it is ironic. You see, Neutral Milk Hotel was formed by indie savior Jeff Mangum in the
late ‘80s. Their 1998 album In An Aeroplane Over the Sea brought them critical acclaim and a cult-like following of listeners. They took the album of the band I was seeing while they stole it. Fuck you. That’s ironic” Police are currently analyzing evidence acquired at the many burglarized apartments, however they are not optimistic that they will be able to find and arrest those responsible for the crimes. According to Madison police officer Buddy Carlson, many victims are not cooperating with the investigators. “They just won’t answer my questions,” Carlson said. “Every time I ask for a list of what was stolen, they say, ‘Don’t worry about it. You probably haven’t heard of it anyway.’ It’s getting frustrating.”
Dear Drabby: Valentine’s Day edition Dear Drabby, I’m single this Valentine’s day and I’m really OK with it. The problem is that my friends are being overly sympathetic and trying to set me up with their boyfriend’s loser friends. How do I let them know that I’m OK with being single and that I do NOT want to be set up with anyone? Super Pointless Individuals Need Sense Today, Ermahgerd, Right?! Dear SPINSTER, I first want to cut your friends some slack by saying that they only worry about you so much because they realize that the longer you’re alone, the higher the risk of you becoming a hermit or cat lady becomes. They see you slow down every time you walk past the pet shop, all the Buzzfeed “TOP 10 CUTEST” cat lists you share on Facebook, and the not-so-ironic cat sweater you got last week. They see it, and it terrifies them. If you really want to be lonely on Valentine’s Day, just tell your friends that you’ve got a hot date already. With your cat. Good luck getting your cat to sympathize with you!
Sincerely, Drabby Dear Drabby, Valentine’s Day is fast-coming and I have no idea what I should get my girlfriend. We’ve been dating for two-and-a-half weeks and I think I’m in love, so I want it to be something special. What says “I love you” and “You’re the best girlfriend ever” all in one? Sincerely, Love U So Truly Dear LUST, First, you need to be honest with yourself, you’re not in love; you have some massive blue balls. I see you saying “I love you” and “You’re the best girlfriend ever” but what I’m hearing is “Please give me head” and “Let’s bone tonight.” If what I’m hearing is correct (and it is, I’m sure) then a gift that tells your lady that you’re looking to bonk would probably be a box of condoms and some strawberry flavored lube. Good luck getting past second base, you charmer, you! Sincerely, Drabby
Dear Drabby, I’m so sick of all this talk about Valentine’s Day. It’s not even a real holiday! It’s just a piece of commercial bullshit created by the card companies to boost sales. AND, it turns love into this thing that can be measured monetarily and materialistically! How do I let the world know how bullshit this holiday is?! Sincerely, Usher New Learnings Over Vicious Endangering Defacement Dear UNLOVED, You know what you should totally do? Write an angry, paragraph long, Facebook post about it. That’ll teach the card companies. Good luck being that friend! Sincerely, Drabbydon’t have the hea- Aw, who am I kidding? You’re girlfriend and your best friend are doing the bump and grind! Sledding is code for sex, and midnight is code for without you. Good luck on the hunt for a new lady and wingman! Sincerely, Drabby
Field notes from Langdon Street The masses of students here at the University of Wisconsin once again hit the town this weekend. With Valentine’s Day approaching, the smell of booze and desperation is in the air. We sent one of our most reliable experts into the field to observe the drunken college student in its native habitat. Mating rituals come in all shapes and sizes. The bonobo primates will often “penis fence” in a group masturbation, while the male giraffe
will sample the female’s urine to test if she is “mating ready.” Students who have had perhaps a little too much to drink will do similarly ridiculous acts of bravery to find a mate. Perhaps one of the most well known allures that men will use is called the “Frat Boy Phenomenon.” Our field expert witnessed this very act this weekend. “You guys know I’m in a frat right? Everyone knows I’m a frat boy.” a member of the fraternity
pack said. Subsequently, he went off to use this line to find himself a potential mate. Our expert claims he located one within two minutes. Another mating ritual of choice is display of bodily parts. Male peacocks use this approach to woo their lady counterparts into copulating. Female students are also acquainted with this tactic. Low cut shirts, tight pants and ill-fitted dresses are among the
top choices of a female student getting ready to go out on the town. However, by the end of the night, said clothing is most often out of place and not covering everything it should. For example, a study shows that the later the hour of a night out drinking, the number of “nip slips” dramatically increases. Some males may find this enticing, which is why they stick around until the end of the night. Last but not least, there is the good old-fashioned
Graph showing Langon’s correlation between time out and nip slips.
drunken fall. Whenever there may be doubt that the mate of choice is interested, the last resort is to just fall on them. Usually, girls who blame their sudden bouts of clumsiness on “being drunk” perform this move. In reality, they are perfectly capable of walking
home in those highly functional stilettos. Our expert observed many mating rituals this weekend, however these were some of our favorites. If you are still looking for a date for “V-Day,” perhaps one of these tactics will catch you that special someone.
The Badger Herald | Sports |Thursday, February 13, 2014
Shooting troubles come back to bite UW again Eric Kohlbeck Womenâ€™s Basketball Writer The Wisconsin womenâ€™s basketball team knew it was facing one of the best defenses in the Big Ten Wednesday when it squared off against cross-state rival, Minnesota. The Golden Gophers brought their stifling defense to the Kohl Center and held the Badgers to 33.3 percent shooting on the night (20-for-60) en route to a 63-50 victory. Wisconsin (10-14 overall, 3-9 Big Ten) could not figure out Minnesotaâ€™s defense throughout the game, as the Gophers (16-9, 5-6) employed a mixture of zones and double-teams to stop the Badgers. Minnesota came into Wednesdayâ€™s game allowing only an average of 62.6 points per game and a shooting percentage of 34.6 percent from the floor, both good for second lowest in the Big Ten. The zone defenses, double and even triple-teams put on by Gopher head coach Pam Borton, made Badger junior forward Michala Johnson nearly a non-factor throughout the game. Johnson came into Wednesdayâ€™s game averaging a team-high of 16.9 points per game but was held to just six points on the night. Her first points didnâ€™t come until early in the second half, and she was just 2-of-7 from the floor on the night. â€œI think itâ€™s just making them take low percentage shots,â€? Borton said. â€œInside, Johnson, sheâ€™s a great player. She can go one-on-
one with anybody and she can score a lot of points. I think with us mixing up defenses with our zones really prohibited her from taking a lot of shots and being very effective inside. So I thought our zone did a great job. We forced them to take outside shots and low percentage shots. We did a much better job in the second half not giving them second shots. â€œI know in the first half when [Johnson] caught it, [Minnesota] had three people on her,â€? Badger head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. â€œI know for her, itâ€™s hard to score with three folks. But I knew that was going to happen. She knew that was going to happen every time. Theyâ€™re not just going to let her have 20 points in the game. So thatâ€™s why we were getting some open shots because they were collapsing in on her and she would kick it out.â€? Forcing the Badgers to take outside shots boded well for the Gophers, as once again they rank second in the Big Ten in a defensive category, this time being three-point percentage defense. The Gophers hold opposing teams to just 29.5 percent from beyond the arc, and they held Wisconsin to just 28.6 percent, 6-for-21, for the game. Despite Minnesotaâ€™s defensive effort, Kelsey was still pleased with the looks her team received; they just couldnâ€™t knock them down. â€œWe had open looks,â€? Kelsey said. â€œThatâ€™s what you run the offense to get, open shots. I can see several of them in my head right
Kirby Wright The Badger Herald After scoring a season-low 16 points in the first half, a 34-point second half outburst by the Badgers was not enough to come back against the Gophers.
now. We missed some layups, some open threes, but the shots are there. You just have to knock them down.â€? Although Minnesota forced Wisconsin to commit 15 turnovers, 13 of those came in the first half. The forced turnovers went a long way in holding Wisconsin to just 16 first-half points, its eighth lowest point
FLAT, page 16 5, but Wisconsin would not score for the next six minutes and 21 seconds, even though its players attempted nine shots in that time span. The Badgers hung with the Gophers (16-9, 5-6) because Minnesota hit a bit of a dry spell as well. After a put-back by Gopher Micaella Riche, the Gophers did not score for the next five minutes and 10 seconds. A layup by redshirt freshman Amanda Zahui ended their run of missed field goals, and a three-pointer from senior Sari Noga extended their lead to 175. â€œWe didnâ€™t shoot very well in the first half,â€? head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. â€œWhich was not for lack of being open, the kids just didnâ€™t knock them down ... the shots are there, we just didnâ€™t knock them down. Maybe thatâ€™s people getting in the gym a little more.â€? That run prompted Kelsey to call a 30 second timeout, and following the timeout, Taylor Wurtz ended the drought with a three-pointer from the left wing with 6:25 to go in the half.
total for a half in program history. The Badgers didnâ€™t hit the double-digit mark until five minutes, 39 seconds were left in the first half and went on a six-plus minute scoring drought earlier in the half. Minnesotaâ€™s preseason All-Big Ten First Team selection, Rachel Banham, led the Gophers with three steals on the night. The
From there, UW would pick up the pace. Dakota Whyte knocked down a jumper from the elbow, and Jacki Gulczynski netted two shots inside on the next two possessions. However, UW was trading baskets with Minnesota and could not amount any sort of comeback before the first half ended. The Badgers went into halftime trailing 25-16, which was the lowest point total in any half this season for the Wisconsin offense. The Badgers shot 21.4 percent from the field, making just 6-of-28 shots, including 2-12 from beyond the arc. A major problem for Wisconsin was its inability to get Michala Johnson the amount of touches she is used to receiving. Kelsey said Johnson was being double and triple-teamed in the post and made the right decision to kick it out to her open teammates. The only problem was her teammates could not put the ball in the hoop. Turnovers were a problem for both teams in the first half. Minnesota committed 12 turnovers through the
Gophers finished with nine steals for the game, their second-highest total on the season. Despite the high turnover total, especially in the first half, Badger guard Dakota Whyte felt they were self-inflicted turnovers, something the Badgers will need to correct as Big Ten play enters its final stages. Wisconsin ranks dead
first 20 minutes, while Wisconsin beat them by one with its 13. The Badgers had more turnovers (11) than points (10) until the 2:49 mark in the first half. â€œI donâ€™t think that they [Minnesota] did anything special,â€? Whyte said. â€œI think we can handle any defense, but most of the turnovers weâ€™ve had this season are definitely our own turnovers.â€? The second half moved at a much quicker pace than the first. Paige hit a three, and junior forward Michala Johnson converted inside, cutting Minnesotaâ€™s lead to six at 27-21. After trading baskets for about seven minutes, Minnesota led 41-30 with 11:25 to play. Wisconsin proceeded to go on a 9-0 run. Johnson knocked down two free throws, and then Wurtz connected on a three. She then popped one from the foul line to cut the lead to Minnesotaâ€™s lead to 43-37. Then, Whyte pulled up from 11 feet out and was fouled on the made basket, bringing the Badgers within four. She would not make her foul shot, and 43-39 was the closest the Badgers would come the rest of the game. â€œItâ€™s frustrating, but
last in the Big Ten in turnover margin at negative three. â€œMost of our turnovers were mainly ourselves just making bad passes,â€? Whyte said. â€œI donâ€™t think that they did anything special. I think that we can handle any defense pretty good. But most of our turnovers weâ€™ve had this season have been our own turnovers.â€?
we dug ourselves into that hole,â€? Wurtz said. â€œIf we can figure out a way just to come out and be ahead weâ€™ll be in good shape.â€? Now it was the Gophers turn to punch. They went on a 10-2 run, highlighted by the shooting of Big Ten leading scorer Rachel Banham and the post play of Zahui, and the Gophers had a 53-41 with 5:04 to play. Banham, a potential All-American, took control of the game in that stretch. She finished the game with a gamehigh 19 points, while Zahui finished with 17 points. The Badgers managed to whittle the lead down to seven when Bauman netted a three with 3:04 to play, but it was once again too little too late for Wisconsin. A bright spot for the Badgers was Wurtz, who led the team with 15 points and narrowly missed achieving her fourth straight doubledouble, grabbing nine rebounds. Whyte also had a decent game coming off the bench, scoring eight points. â€œI know these kids are disappointed, and I am too,â€? Kelsey said. â€œBut weâ€™re going to continue to fight and see if we can get one of these wins.â€?
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The Badger Herald | Sports | Thursday, February 13, 2014
Diﬀerent paths but same degree of success 6 seniors who have played a myriad of roles in program to be honored Friday Meghan Eustice Women’s Hockey Writer When athletes start their college careers, they do so knowing one day it will all come to a close. Having four years to separate them from that unavoidable end, this thought is usually far from mind. But little by little, the “lasts” start happening— last season opener, last time facing a rival and, as six seniors on the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is about to experience, the last home regular-season game. This group of seniors has had quite the memorable season with an overall record of 233-2 and a league-leading defense that boasts the highest scoring defense in the WCHA, along with allowing the least amount of goals per period. The combination has put Wisconsin (23-3-2, 19-32 WCHA) in second place overall in the WCHA, just behind long-time
FILL THE BOWL, page 16 men’s sports. I’m not about to go on an equal rights tirade because there’s nothing I can say that is going to change how people feel about what sports they choose to enjoy. However, that doesn’t change the fact that viewing sports this way is unfair to the athletes, women, non-revenue or otherwise, that put the best they have on the line. Comparing men’s and women’s sports is like comparing me to my fraternal brother. We each have our strengths and we
rival Minnesota, who will be coming to town this weekend and will most likely make the seniors’ last home game of the regular season a memorable one. Maybe more interesting is the experiences these six seniors have had here in Madison. They’ve seen national championships. They’ve swept series after series and battled through beatings. Records have been broken and injuries have been had, making for six unique careers, each a little different from the next. Senior goaltender Alex Rigsby has had a historic four years here at UW, breaking the record for number of career wins by a goaltender (previously held by Jessie Vetter) and just barely missed the Olympic roster this past summer. “I didn’t think anyone was going to come near [Vetter’s record],” head coach Mark Johnson said. “But along comes Alex, who’s gotten better every year, who’s had some adversities through injuries and has been able to battle through a lot of different things.” Rigsby isn’t the only player between the pipes
that the Badgers will be losing after the season. After starting out at the University of Vermont, goaltender Ilana Friedman is a senior as well. She transferred to Wisconsin for the 2011-2012 season and dressed all 40 games, but hasn’t seen much icetime, leading Johnson and the rest of her team to respect her for her hard work all the more. “[Friedman] to me is the ultimate teammate,” Johnson said. “When we need her to go on the ice in any given situation she’s willing to do it and is wellrespected by the other players.” Senior defense Natalie Berg also had a nonconventional journey, finding her way to the roster as a walk-on her freshman year, something Johnson touched on in his press conference Monday afternoon. “Look at Natalie Berg who was just going to come to Wisconsin to go to school and decided to give me a call one day,” Johnson said. “We gave her a try out four years ago, and she’s done an outstanding job in her journey to become a better player and to become a good solid division one defenseman.”
Defenseman Stefanie McKeough’s experience as a Badger has not been quite as fortunate. She was unable to join her teammates on the ice for the past couple years, due to a career-ending concussion from the 20112012 season, a hole in the lineup that has been difficult to fill. McKeough was voted the WCHA’s Defensive Player of the Year the same year she suffered her devastating injury. “Steph was an injury away from probably being over in Sochi right now playing with the Canadian Olympic team,” Johnson said. “A part of life is dealing with obstacles, and an obstacle came along her away a couple years ago that unfortunately has taken her away from the game for two years.” Defenseman Kelly Jaminski has played all four of her years at UW, contributing a steady amount of goals and assists, as well as denying most opponents the opportunity to score. She has seen high plus/minus ratings since her first year here and considers herself lucky to have been a part of two national
championships so far. “Freshman year the National Championship was amazing,” Jaminski said. “The teammates that year were just out of the ordinary, obviously some of them are in the Olympics right now, so that would probably be one of the top highlights ever.” Forward Madison Packer echoed Jaminski, gushing about her past teammates who have gone on to the next level with their hockey careers and feeling lucky to have been line mates with some of them. But Packer has built up quite the stat sheet as well, being named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on more than one occasion and earning herself two career hat
tricks along the way. Looking back at all the highlights of her time as a Badger, Packer replied that many of the most memorable moments to her were the experiences she and the rest of the team have had due to their head coach. “We get a lot of opportunities because of the accomplishments that coach Johnson has as a player and just as a role model in the community,” Packer said. “We got to do a lot of cool things, like meet some of the Penguins players when we were out [in Pittsburgh]. I got a lot of cool experiences that wouldn’t have been afforded to me if I had gone somewhere else.”
each have our weaknesses, but you can’t judge one based on the other—we stand alone. Sure, men’s revenue sports might seem more exciting in the context of our society, but that doesn’t make the others useless and not worth supporting. Women’s sports may forever hide in the shadows of the men’s sports. However, this weekend at the Kohl Center, all the rules our society has dictated of how things should work in sport will be discarded for the fourth time in the history of the Wisconsin
women’s hockey program with “Fill the Bowl” event. “Fill the Bowl” has gone from small beginnings of trying to break the NCAA record attendance of just more than 5,000 in 2008 to this year, where the goal is to pack all three levels of the Kohl Center in pursuit of a sellout of 15,239. In an interview this week, head coach Mark Johnson bluntly answered that he never thought he’d see the day where he’d walk into a sold out Kohl Center and neither did senior goaltender Alex Rigsby. “No, I had no idea,”
Rigsby said, who will play in her third “Fill the Bowl” Saturday night. “I went to plenty of games when I was younger and come and there would be a couple thousand people fans. When we played at the Kohl Center that’s how many fan’s there would be. They had ‘Fill the Bowl’ when I came in and so it was so exciting to come in and see…10,000 fans that night. [I would] just be like, wow they’re all coming out here to watch us.” The stakes Saturday night couldn’t be higher, as No. 2 Wisconsin faces
off with No. 1 Minnesota with first place on the line in the WCHA, not to mention the bragging rights in this huge rivalry. In Johnson’s words, the stars have aligned. Those stars will shine brightly on 40 more players who will get a chance, at least for a night, to bring to life the memories born on the pond when they were kids. “As you walk into the building, as you walk behind the bench, as you skate onto the ice, it puts a smile on your face. It just indicates how far women’s hockey has come and how
respectful our community is of our sport,” Johnson said. “The players that were here before laid the ground work and paved the way and the players now are reaping the benefits of not only a nice LaBahn Arena and a new locker room and certainly an experience Saturday night that they won’t forget for a long time.” Do you think ‘Fill the Bowl’ is as special as it’s billed to be? Let Dan know by sending him an email at dcorcoran@badgerherald. comor tweeting him @ DanCoco7.
Andy Fate The Badger Herald Senior goaltender Alex Rigsby (33) will play in her third ‘Fill the Bowl’ game this Saturday at the Kohl Center.
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Wisconsin’s Deadliest Duos Although Valentine’s Day may celebrate romantic relationships, something lost in the craze are friendships and the multitude of other relationships, including those made in sports. Over the course of Wisconsin sports history, there have been many special connections between teammates, who together brought their play to a whole new level, helped their program to a new level or did both at the same time. Despite all the connections over the years, we only had room to highlight a few of the greatest pairs. Here are the Deadliest Badger duos, who may not have brought love to those they played against but certainly brought inspired intimidation over the years.
HILARY KNIGHT & MEGHAN DUGGAN If you know anything about women’s hockey, you’d know that you don’t want to be an opposing goaltender who sees Hilary Knight or Meghan Duggan step onto the ice. However, if you don’t know anything about women’s hockey, all you need to know is that separately, Knight and Duggan will each leave long, lasting impressions on the Wisconsin women’s hockey program for what they did both statistically and intangibly. Together, though, these two reached Satchel Paige potential, in that they could have sent the other three skaters to the bench and still could have competed with most other teams. The two starred together at Wisconsin for three years from 2007-2011, and even had a year together in 2009-2010 on the U.S. women’s hockey
team at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Duggan had a year head start on Knight, but when the two converged on Madison together they raced toward rewriting the offensive record books at UW. Knight came out on top with her 262 career points, which is the most for any UW player in her career. Duggan was not far behind and is third all-time in Wisconsin history with 238 total points. Now, the two fill roles just as big for the U.S. women’s team. Duggan serves as captain and both play key roles in the offense. It’s hard to imagine any pair, at least in women’s hockey, matching the dual power of Duggan and Knight.
KERRY WEILAND & SIS PAULSEN Not only did Paulsen and Weiland spend four years together on the ice from 1999-2003, but the pair also had a lot of time to bond in the penalty box. In their time together as Badgers, Paulsen and Weiland’s physical play made them Wisconsin’s version of the Bash Brothers from “Mighty Ducks 2,” as they both got penalized 111 times each in their careers. Weiland has the slight edge in terms of total penalty minutes, racking up 249 to the
244 of Paulsen. Besides spending a good portion of their careers in the sin bin, the duo also contributed heavily to the Badgers offensive attack, with outputs almost just as similar as the amount of penalties. This time Paulsen led the charge with her 130 career points, while Weiland was close behind with 124 career points. To top that off, they were members of the first women’s hockey team and in a select group of the first four-year players.
RUSSEL WILSON & MONTEE BALL Although they were only paired together for one season, quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Montee Ball will go down as one of the top passer-rusher combi-
nations in Wisconsin history. In just one season with the Badgers, Wilson almost cracked the top 10 in the UW record books for most passing yards in a career. Despite not achieving that, Wilson is still 13th all-time for his 3,175 career pass-
ing yards and has the best career completion percentage and quarterback ratings at 72.8 percent and a 191.8, respectively. Meanwhile, Ball in 2011 scored the most touchdowns in a season for any UW player with his 37 total marches to pay dirt.
Those touchdowns aided him in setting the NCAA record for rushing touchdowns in a career (77), which he put the finishing touches on a year later.
ALANDO TUCKER & KAMMRON TAYLOR In their four years together at Wisconsin, these two Badgers created many key moments for Wisconsin men’s basketball, making it hard to sift through all of them for one that stands out from the rest. But probably none of those moments symbolized the uniqueness of these two in symphony more than one play against No. 2 Pittsburgh on Dec. 16, 2006. Off a long rebound, Taylor broke into the forecourt with Tucker on a two-onone. Taylor proceeded to lob a feed to Tucker, who slammed it home on the alley-oop,
which sent the Kohl Center into a frenzy. That level of excitement in that one play was a microcosm of what Tucker and Taylor brought to Wisconsin in the careers. Tucker would go on to score the most points in UW history with his 2,217. Although Taylor might not hold any UW records, he was still a key to the Badgers success, especially in his final two years, as he facilitated the success not only in Tucker but in the others around him as well.
DEREK STEPAN & RYAN MCDONAGH Forming one of the longer lasting connections in Wisconsin sports history, Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh have now played together on three different teams for a total of 6 years, only two of which came at Wisconsin. Individually, they have been dominant in two completely different positions, as Stepan is a forward and McDonagh a defenseman. Despite the discrepancy in position, the two were potent in nearly every facet of the game at Wisconsin, leading to their departures after the 2009-2010 season for the NHL’s New York Rangers. In only his sophomore year, and last, with the Badgers, Stepan helped Wisconsin to the national championship game and led the Badgers in scoring with 12 goals and 42 assists for 54 total points. McDonagh was no slouch in the scoring department
either, and in that same year he tallied 18 points, which included 14 assists, totaling 46 points in his career. Currently both are key members of the Rangers and are also in the midst of playing for Team USA at the Sochi games, the first Olympics for both. No matter what level, the two have had a knack for playing and assisting each other in the process.
The Badger Herald | Sports | Thursday, February 13, 2014
Badgers looking to get even with Gophers Spencer Smith Sports Editor
The feeling has changed since the last time Wisconsin faced Minnesota. Three weeks ago, the Badgers left the Barn with their third-straight loss to a Gophers team that lost its best player in the first 10 seconds of the game. It was a low moment in a dark time for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team. Now, heading into Thursday’s matchup at the Kohl Center, Wisconsin (19-5, 6-5 Big Ten) is on the rise and looking to build on its largest winning streak since Jan. 8. “I don’t know if we’re on our way back. I know we’re moving in the right direction, which I guess is almost one in the same,” Wisconsin freshman forward Nigel Hayes said after beating No. 9 Michigan State Sunday. “This was a great win for us, and it’s big for us in terms of confidence. We’ll have to try to ride this win out and hopefully we can get back to the way we were.” Although Minnesota (168, 5-6) impressed people with its win over Wisconsin without its leading scorer Andre Hollins, the Gophers weren’t able to ride that wave of success, losing three straight games all to teams in the bottom half of the conference until beating Indiana 66-60 Sunday. While Minnesota has hit a slump, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan has seen first hand how dangerous the rival to the west can be. “Minnesota’s a tough matchup for a lot of teams with us being one of them because of there three-point shooting with [Andre] Hollins back now to go along with the other
BESSE, page 16 winning goal at home give UW a series sweep over Northern Michigan, Besse has made a name for himself among fans as the guy who knows how to get it done at home, having recorded all 12 of his points this season on the Kohl Center ice sheet. Last weekend against then-No. 1 Minnesota, Besse skated in UW’s top line alongside Zengerle and sophomore left winger Nic Kerdiles. Head coach Mike Eaves said during the series that he wanted to give Besse the opportunity while senior winger Tyler Barnes remained out of the lineup with a shoulder injury. That opportunity paid off as Besse scored the first goal for Wisconsin in game two of to the series last Friday night and assisted on Kerdiles’ game-winner to give UW a series sweep in the border battle. “It was a peak of things we hope can be there on a regular basis,” Eaves said. “He has the confidence to play with anybody right now and we need him to continue on the path that he showed us this past weekend.” Although pleased with his performance, Besse sees consistency as the biggest challenge for himself moving forward. Hoping to get in a groove with the upcoming series on the road against Ohio State, both Besse and Eaves know he possesses the potential after the big weekend performance and confidence running high. “He is on the right path, there’s no magic trail…it’s going to take a little bit of time but he’s on the right path,” Eaves said. Consistency may be what Besse is after, but the 5-foot-10, 178-pound winger has shown he can step up to the plate even as a freshman. “Grant is the type of player that you can throw him anywhere. He’s very smart, very skilled and very fast,” Zengerle said. “It takes some of those guys, true freshmen, a little time
[Austin] Hollins and [Malik] Smith and the two bigs that can shoot it their two stretch forwards,” Ryan said. “So they can hurt you in transition, they can hurt you with their half court stuff with the threes. So defensively we’re going to have to shut down the lanes and chase guys off the threepoint line. It’s always easier said than done.” While the Gophers had Hollins and his 14.9 points per game on the bench in their previous matchup with the Badgers, it was the backcourt combination of Hollins and Deandre Mathieu that stepped up scoring 11 and 18 points, respectively. Mathieu is coming off of two-straight games having scored more than 15 points against Purdue and Indiana with his ability to drive to the hoop that causes problems for opposing defenses. “Mathieu can penetrate on anybody. He gets to the rim quicker than 95 percent of the guards in the country,” Ryan said. “He finds people, he’s quicker than a hiccup and he’s been doing it to everybody. They’re one of those teams that if he’s making things happen—and they’re hitting their threes— they’ve won those games. He must be doing something for them.” Wisconsin’s offense has picked up over its last two wins after failing to shoot more than 40 percent in its losses to Northwestern and Ohio State. A large part of that is attributed to the reemergence of Sam Dekker’s offensive prowess as the sophomore forward has shot 47 percent from the field and 53 percent from three in Wisconsin’s last two games. Dekker’s offensive
to adjust [to college hockey] but I think just because of his hockey sense and his speed he was able to adjust a little quicker.” “That was one of the biggest goals of the year and that’s just the type of player he is,” Zengerle added about Besse’s goal against Minnesota. Despite being a naturally skilled player, Besse was not the stereotypical Minnesota kid raised in a hockeycrazed family. In fact, he was the first in his family to lace up the skates and pick up a stick. A Plymouth, Minn. native, Besse originally wanted to be a goaltender after seeing gear that “looked pretty sweet” in the basement of a friend’s house at a young age. “I originally wanted to be a goalie but decided I wasn’t very good, so I tried to be a skater and just have ever since,” Besse said. Skating came more naturally for Besse, who made his way onto the varsity team as a freshman at Benilde-St. Margaret High School. Not long after his first high school start, Besse came to UW on an unofficial visit and knew then that Wisconsin was where he wanted to go. “Seeing the Kohl Center, compared to what I had played in for high school, was just two drastic, different things,” Besse said. “There were just so many things that caught my eye that made me want to come here.” While surfacing in big moments is a trait UW has learned about Besse, it is a skill he had in his back pocket even before taking to the ice in Wisconsin. As a junior in high school, Besse led his team to a high school hockey state championship, scoring all five goals in his team’s 5-1 victory and setting a tournament record. Of the five goals he scored back on March 10, 2012 in front of 17,607 screaming fans, three of them were short-handed. “We kind of did a double take. Like, he did what?” Eaves said, recalling hearing
production combined with Hayes’ ascension to a consistent scoring option has given the Badgers the consistency they lacked during a stretch where it lost five of six games. Hayes, who is the Big Ten freshman player of the week for the third time this season, has demonstrated his consistency with his midrange jumper while proving to be an invaluable asset down low, drawing fouls and getting to the free throw line. Hayes says it is simply the fact that he spend most of his time around the rim that contributes to his ability to get to the free throw line on a consistent basis. “The percentage of people that get fouled shooting threes and or jump shots is a lot lower than the percentage of guys that attack the rim, so when I do that my chances increase of going to the free throw line,” he said. Hayes has led the Badgers in free throw attempts for four-straight games while struggling to convert on his attempts, averaging just a 58 percent conversion rate from the free throw line, but is coming off a 8-12 effort against Michigan State. But the biggest difference coach Ryan is looking for in his team’s second meeting with Minnesota is to build a lead and not let the Gophers hang around. “We kept playing from behind in that game. We couldn’t seem to get to a one or two possession game,” Ryan said. “They’ve had some games where they’ve run away from people and they’ve had other games where it’s come down to the wire, so we just hope to be on the left hand side when the 40 minutes are over.”
about his recruit’s performance. “So that’s a pretty unique situation and one he will look on when he is older.” But for Besse, it wasn’t so much the game that meant the world to him, but rather its significance to his team, the community and one particular screaming onlooker in the stands. On Dec. 30 of that season, Besse’s teammate, sophomore Jack Jablonski, suffered a spinal cord injury during a JV game that left him paralyzed from the chest down. The entire community rallied around the kid they all referred to as “Jabs” and his family, Besse and Jabs’ teammates wanted to bring home a championship in his honor. To accomplish such a feat meant so much more than the five goals. “Being able to rally back and end up winning the state tournament and seeing the look on his face while we were in the locker room,” Besse said. “That moment when we were in the locker room that we accomplished our goal from the beginning of the season despite everything that had happened—that was probably the best moment.” Besse said he still talks with Jablonski on a regular basis and has remained close with his high school coach and the hockey community since coming to UW. Besse is now both an experienced player of hockey and of life, bringing an outlook to UW that many young, aspiring athletes don’t have. “There is more to life than just hockey. At that point in my life, that is all I really cared about to be honest,” he said. “But seeing that injury and what happened to him and seeing everything you take for granted on a daily basis being taken away from someone who now can’t do simple day-to-day tasks. It just makes me so appreciative for what I have.”
Kirby Wright The Badger Herald After losing five of six games, Sam Dekker has led an offensive resurgence as of late, keying a 2-game winning streak.
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UW falls flat in Border Battle loss Wisconsin drops 8th game of last 9 as shooting woes surface once again Chris Bumbaca
Women’s Basketball Writer In the third game of a Gopher invasion of Madison, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team was unable to uphold its end of the bargain Wednesday evening as it fell to Minnesota 63-50. The Border Battle is now in full swing, as Minnesota’s men’s basketball squad takes on the Badgers tomorrow evening, with the Gophers’ women’s hockey team in town over the weekend. With the loss, Wisconsin (10-14, 3-9) has lost three in a row and eight of its last nine. It was an ice-cold start for the Badgers, who scored only five points in the first 13 minutes and 35 seconds of the game. Nicole Bauman opened the scoring for Wisconsin with a three from the left wing just more than three minutes into the game. That basket put the Badgers up 3-2, which would be their only lead of the game. Morgan Paige went strong to the hoop for a layup with 12:46 remaining in the half, which cut Minnesota’s lead to 10-
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Kirby Wright The Badger Herald Senior guard and captain Taylor Wurtz was one of the lone bright spots in the Wisconsin offense Wednesday night as she led the Badgers with 15 points while grabbing 9 rebounds.
‘Fill the Bowl’ serves as once-in-a-lifetime event Dan Corcoran
Corcoran’s Clubhouse On an ice rink somewhere out there right now in North America, kids are practicing their shots, imagining as if only seconds remain in overtime in the biggest game of their lives, the fate resting in their hands. The lights shine brightly, the pretend sell-out crowd holds its collective breath and the puck sails toward the net. When the puck presses against the twine in the back of the cage, the children raise their hands over their heads and dream of the crowd
bursting into celebration during the moment of a lifetime. But this is just makebelieve. The rink stands still, silent except for the child’s narration of the preceding play, and that moment remains a dream. Most people grow up, and this dream never materializes into something more than what it was on the rink when they were all alone. For the lucky handful of athletes playing at big enough schools in the revenue sports of football and men’s basketball, they will see their dreams through to reality. But for those little girls growing up on the pond, even those who go on to play college hockey, their imagination was as real as it gets. They might have a special moment. They
might be lucky enough to score a game-winning goal, but the crowds don’t flock to see them and they never get to bask in those special moments, the full magnitude of which can’t even be captured by a child’s imagination. It’s not just the fact that it’s women’s hockey because it’s hard enough to draw a large crowd in men’s hockey in the college world. Of the 59 programs on the men’s side this season, only three average more than 10,000 fans a game, those three being Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. On the other side of the spectrum, over half of the programs, 31 to be exact, don’t even reach the 3,000 clip. This has something to do with the size of the programs and their arenas, but also the
fact that hockey doesn’t generate as much buzz as say the football and basketball Goliaths at the college level. Even with this in mind, there still exists a large disparity between attendance for a men’s game and the attendance for a women’s game. The select schools for women’s hockey, Minnesota, North Dakota, Minnesota-Duluth and Wisconsin can draw more than several men’s programs, but that’s not saying much. These are the elite programs of college hockey with facilities that can hold upwards of 10,000 spectators, yet are lucky to maybe get a quarter of that. The Wisconsin women’s hockey program is one of the privileged few, managing to lead the
nation in attendance six times in the last 10 years, but even that accomplishment does not tell the whole story. Wisconsin led the nation in attendance in the 2010-2011 season with the highest per game average in collegiate women’s hockey history with 2,768 fans. However, those numbers are from the reported attendances from each game and not how many people actually filled the stands on a given day. If you would have gone to a game at the Kohl Center when the Badgers regularly played in the facility—as I did many times—you would realize that those reported attendance numbers don’t truly represent the crowds present, or rather lack thereof. In story from
last February by the Cap Times, numbers from the UW Athletic Department showed that dating back to the 2006-2007 season, only 52 percent of the people who purchased tickets to women’s hockey games actually showed up at the games. This made for rather lackluster crowds in the 1,000-fan range that were hardly what the players had dreamed of as kids. Hockey can be a tough draw, but in one of the best college hockey towns in the country, there are clearly other factors at work. Although some people might try to deny it, it’s no secret that many people don’t want to watch women’s sports in general, simply because they don’t compare to
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Youngster plays beyond his years A rarity in men’s hockey, true freshman Grant Besse has filled a key role so far Caroline Sage
Men’s Hockey Writer
Kirby Wright The Badger Herald Freshman forward Grant Besse, a Plymouth, Minn. native, has seen action on three of the four forward lines including the top-line this past weekend.
To his fellow Minnesota natives, he’s a high school state hockey tournament poster child. To Badger fans, he’s a standout freshman and the scorer that helped send a topranked archrival home without a win last weekend. But inside the locker room, he’s Billy B. “My real name is William. So they found that out…” William Grant Besse said with a laugh, hiding his embarrassment with a smile. To his teammates, Besse is a fast, smart player who came into the Wisconsin men’s hockey program a true freshman and a hyped recruit.
Unsure of what to expect from the next Minnesota high school hockey protégé, the Badger players soon got to know what they describe as a cool, humble, down to earth guy. And when Besse was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the fifth round of the NHL draft in June, he became Billy B. to the others in cardinal red and white. “None of us knew until he got drafted and we were like, ‘is that Besse?’” senior center Mark Zengerle, better known to his team as Zengs, said. So the nicknames Willy, Bill and Billy B. began. Since his first series as a Badger back in October when he scored a game-
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