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Adidas defends labor record By Alex DiTullio The Daily Cardinal
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At a forum with members from the UW-Madison community, Chancellor David Ward said the university needs to find ways to more efficiently use funding after budget cuts.
Ward: UW-Madison needs to reallocate, think innovatively By Anna Duffin The Daily Cardinal
UW-Madison needs to reallocate its resources in order to preserve the quality of the university, UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward said at a forum with members of the UW-Madison community Thursday. In the wake of over $300 million in proposed cuts to the UW System over two years, Ward said he does not foresee the state increasing funds to the system in the near future and UW-Madison should use “educational innovation” to better use its resources. “The amount that could be got by even more effective advocacy is extremely small,” Ward said. “I am very fearful that even on the short term some of our public institutions could be really injured, so the real question
is: do we just take it?” To enhance educational innovation, Ward said UW-Madison should look into how it could “increase capacity with the same number of faculty and staff members without damaging the quality of learning” and “enhance learning outcomes by customizing learning.” Sara Goldrick-Rab, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology, said many of the problems UW-Madison is facing, such as not having a pay plan for faculty and staff members, are issues other citizens and universities in Wisconsin are also facing. Goldrick-Rab said UW-Madison should connect with individuals and universities throughout the state to strengthen arguments for higher education. “We’re not making common
cause, frankly, and it’s contributing to the fact that we are so unsuccessful in our arguments,” Goldrick-Rab said. “I think that the fact that people feel disconnected from us is not at all helping our case in terms of making these arguments for why we are trying to work with the state to be accessible and affordable to them and to provide a highquality education for them.” Ward said going forward without dialogues about reallocation and innovation could be detrimental to the university. “I think there’s a crisis here,” Ward said. “We really want our grandchildren and children to go to college, just like we did. If we don’t do that, I think the squeeze will be so great that the very base of what we are and perhaps some of our values will be so impoverished.”
Bill would crack down on underagers trying to buy alcohol in Wisconsin By Tyler Nickerson The Daily Cardinal
Anyone under the age of 21 attempting to buy alcohol in Wisconsin could face harsher penalties if a bill proposed by Rep. Andre Jacque, R-Bellevue, becomes law. When an underage person attempts to buy alcohol but is denied because they lack proper identification, employees rarely notify police. But Jacque’s bill would allow liquor license holders to sue anyone under 21 attempting to purchase alcohol. “Law enforcement cannot be present 24/7 in every bar,
restaurant or liquor store,” Jacque said at a public hearing Thursday. “We need a substantial and systemic change to upgrade our efforts to protect our youth.” Under the bill, owners of establishments selling alcohol can refer to security footage and other clues to indentify offenders who left after being denied. The owners would have to prove a minor was breaking the law, and then take it to small claims civil court, where the offender could be charged a $1,000 forfeiture. The policy would “not replace
or reduce existing policies, but would rather supplement those in place against underage alcohol purchasers.” “It seems pretty extreme,” said Associated Students of Madison Legislative Affairs Committee Chair Hannah Somers, “Its giving them incentive to fine college students or other underage people.” Jacque referenced similar laws already in place in Alaska and Utah, and said the law has had success in curbing underage purchases in these states. The Alaskan law has a $1,500 forfeiture for offenders.
Adidas claimed innocence in a statement Thursday, as the university’s primary licensing partner responded to allegations of unfair labor practices that provoked demonstrations in November from a UW-Madison student organization that proposed the university to break ties with the company. The clothing manufacturer sparked anger after an Indonesian factory, called PT Kizone, contracted by Nike and adidas closed abruptly in January, leaving 2,800 employees jobless. The Student Labor Action Coalition claimed the companies legally owed 1.8 million of the original 3.3 million workers severance pay for the factory’s closure. But in its statement meeting UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward’s Feb. 2 deadline for a response to the allegations, adidas claimed no responsibility. “The central fact remains that
the PT Kizone factory was illegally closed and abandoned by its owner, not by the adidas Group, and this occurred more than six months after we placed our last order with them,” adidas said in the statement. “We honored all terms of our contract, paying the factory owners every penny owed.” University officials had no comment Thursday. While SLAC member Leland Pan said he is happy adidas is doing something, he feels the company is playing down the fact that it has not taken action to pay its workers. “I feel like it’s a reiteration of adidas stalling, claiming they’d do something about it but they haven’t really committed to paying the workers their severance,” Pan said. “I think it’s a sign that the university should go ahead and put adidas on notice and really show that we mean business.” The company further states it
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The State Street Design Project Oversight Committee discussed adding lighting to three streets in student neighborhoods.
City officials discuss additional sidewalk lighting for students By Stephanie Castillo The Daily Cardinal
A city committee discussed adding streetlights to North Frances, West Gorham and North Henry Streets, along with other construction plans, in an administrative meeting Thursday. Safety, especially that of students, motivated the discussion of additional sidewalk lighting on and around campus. “The students’ main form of transportation is their feet. These areas are well traveled by students, and seeing the lighting is
very encouraging for a place that is otherwise incredibly dark,” Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, said. Property owners along those streets, however, were unsatisfied with the cost of installing additional lights. “Each light is $7,000; that’s $50,000 in pedestrian lights that the landowners will have to shell out. They put up similar lights on Gilman and it didn’t do any good. It’s a burden for the landowners,” Gilman Street property owner
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The UW Athletic Department believes a new stadium addition will help Wisconsin’s facilities compete with other universities’.
UW hopes updates draw recruits By San Cusick The Daily Cardinal
UW-Madison Athletic Department officials are hoping a $76.8 million project to enhance Camp Randall’s academic and training facilities for student athletes will make Wisconsin more accommodating for athletes and enticing for prospective ones. The project involves replacing the stadium’s turf and creating a 3-story 32,000-square-foot training and academic Student Athlete Performance Center located on the stadium’s north end. The facility, which will be complete January 2014, will include updated strength and conditioning equipment, new locker rooms, efficient training spaces and enlarged modernized academic spaces for various teams including football. Assistant Director of Athletics for External Relations Justin Doherty said in addition to providing student athletes with updated facilities, it will improve the university’s ability to recruit new athletes. He said currently it can be difficult for the university to entice prospective athletes given its outdated spaces and equipment. “The bottom line is if facility
comparison is part of your decision-making process as a recruit, and you hold up one against the other, we don’t stand up very well at the moment with some of our peers,” Doherty said. All funding for the project will come from gifts and revenue generated by the athletic department. Doherty said the renovation will be an important asset to UW-Madison’s athletics by bringing its facilities up to par with competing universities’ in the Big Ten and around the country. He said the inequality in facilities is most apparent when comparing the current size of UW-Madison’s weight room to others. Wisconsin’s current weight room is approximately 7,824 square-feet, compared with Big Ten rivals Indiana and Minnesota that measure in at 25,000 and 16,000 square-feet respectively. Doherty said upon completion the stadium will house a state-of-the art 17,000-square-foot weight room. “Our mission is for student athletes, and we are trying to give them the best that we can provide,” Doherty said. —Alex DiTullio contributed to this report
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported membership in organized labor unions in Wisconsin decreased last year by 16,000 people, a 1 percent drop from 2010. Gov. Scott Walker and other state Republicans pushed collective bargaining legislation in 2011, posing changes for the majority of state public union employees and requiring annual union recertifications. Unions currently represent 14.1 percent of employed citizens in Wisconsin and have already played a large role in the recall
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effort against Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and the other four state senators. This trend illuminates a potential problem for unions as they depend on members to support candidates that support their cause. The report also showed that older workers were more likely to belong to unions than their younger counterparts. An August Gallup poll reported 52 percent of Americans currently approve of labor unions, a decrease from the 65 percent approval rate in the mid-1990s.
SOAR to update placement testing, responds to student, faculty input After receiving complaints of long days and a “rushed” orientation, UW-Madison is changing the way incoming freshman take placement tests, the university announced Thursday. Rather than taking the tests during Student Orientation, Advising and Registration, new Badgers must now complete their placement exams before attending SOAR. “This allows students to test at their pace, and when they’re ready,” said Coordinator of Orientation Advising and Operations Chris Verhaeghe. Under the new plan, incoming students can choose to take their placement tests at any UW System campus, at select out-of-state facilities and at any ACT testing center nationwide, as long as they finish
the test at least a week before their SOAR session. The changes address issues raised during a comprehensive review of the SOAR experience in 2009, where according to Verhaeghe, students and faculty said the program felt rushed. Other student reviewers complained about the long day, where testing started at 8 a.m. and the day ended at 10 p.m., after SOAR participants finished an entire day of orientation. “It just created a long experience,” Verhaeghe said. Other changes include a new option allowing students to take placement tests by computer, rather than with pencil and paper. The new program takes effect at this summer’s SOAR program. —Alison Bauter
University to renovate graduate student, staff housing in 2014 UW-Madison will renovate University Houses, one of its graduate student housing developments, the last of several projects refurbishing university housing for non-undergraduate students and university staff. “It’s simply the [buildings’] age,” UW-Madison Housing director Paul Evans said. “They’re wearing out, so we need to go in and do some upgrades to heating, electrical, those kinds of systems.”
The $14-15 million project in the Eagle Heights neighborhood is slated to begin in July of 2014. The makeover, which will be finished by the following spring, will leave graduate, post-doctorate students and academic and faculty staff residents with more desirable housing, Evans added. Eagle Heights and Harvey Street Apartments, two other university housing “neighborhoods,” have already been renovated.
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“This is a prime loading area for State Street. We’re concerned about the real-life ability to navigate the street.” Mary Carbine, executive director of business improvement of State Street, said. Officials also discussed the status of the previously removed benches at 527 and 534 State St., as well as preliminary plans for reconstruction of Library Mall, primarily the addition of lining into the mall’s fountain to stop leaking.
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has supported those workers rendered jobless by encouraging adidas suppliers near the PT Kizone site to hire former employees to fill open positions at their factories. According adidas, 300 of the 950 former PT Kizone workers have found new employment at other adidas suppliers. Pan further said adidas’s claims warrant little validation
considering UW-Madison severed ties with Nike for the same allegations two years ago. “In that instance, Nike was held responsible to assure that they were paid,” Pan said. SLAC members will protest outside Chancellor Ward’s office in Bascom Hall Friday at 10:40 a.m. before the Labor Liscensing Policy Committee meets at 11 a.m. where Ward will respond to adidas’s statement.
arts You can judge a book by its cover (art) dailycardinal.com
Sean Reichard your raison d’être
eople throw around the idiom, “Never judge a book by its cover,” a lot when you are growing up. You probably heard your parents use it when you started kindergarten, or middle school, high school, college and beyond. It is sound social advice: don’t look at people’s appearances and assume you know what a person is like. But the issue with this idiom is that we, more often than not, literally judge books by their cover. If you walk into a bookstore or library looking for a book, perhaps more than recommendations or your own personal taste, book covers most influence what we read. And why not? When it comes to culture, our eyes are predisposed to appreciating aesthetics.
They were the kind of books meant to be seenread, perhaps more than just read-read.
Publishers understand this. It is one of the easiest marketing shortcuts, since it ideally sums up the entire book you are picking up. A few months ago, I was shopping in Barnes and Noble, and while perusing the stacks I came upon a new section: “Teen Paranormal Romance.” True, I shielded my eyes and retreated to the bulwark of the “Fiction and Literature” section, but it was fascinating to see all the covers on display: teen girls in red and black, scowling or looking off into the distance of a bleak dark landscape, sometimes with a pouty, impeccably hunky vampire/werewolf/sorcerer in the background.
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I thought most of them were horrendous—I still do— but upon reflection I understood them. They catered to a very specific audience (young, paranormal-enamored female teens and, possibly, their vicarious mothers) and they catered very well. They were the kind of books meant to be seen-read, perhaps more than just read-read.
cover to distort the merits of the book. Say what you will about the image of Colette staring sadly at the audience, if you pick up an unabridged copy of “Les Misérables”—except a lot of notes on the Parisian sewer system—it is certainly not as riveting as the musical. The same principle applies for older books, which may just have the name, or no cover art at all. We may inadvertently pass over them.
Book covers are meant to capture our attention, whether or not we think the books have merit. At best, a book cover can provide another dimension to the work, an image which lasts as you read it. In addition to the aforementioned “Hunger Games” and “Dragon Tattoo” books, two other book covers are integral to the stories they hold: “The Great Gatsby” and “The Catcher in the Rye.” Whether this was your favorite book in high
school English or the bane of your existence, the covers worked as art because they complemented the books: the forlorn, formless face with the nude eyes on “Gatsby” and the whirring, flaming merry-goround horse of “Catcher.” When setting the gold standard of book covers worth judging, these two classics are a good place to start. Seen-read a book you loved lately? Send Sean a PDF of the cover art to email@example.com.
I shielded my eyes and retreated to the bulwark of the “Fiction and Literature” section.
This is by no means isolated. The Harry Potter series was almost inseparably tied up with its cover art. Kids delighted at seeing what situation Harry and company were caught up in this time (ie.g. Harry and Hermione astride the hippogriff in “The Prisoner of Azkaban,” Harry facing down Voldemort on the cover of “The Deathly Hallows”). And other popular series, such as “Twilight,” “The Hunger Games,” and “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” books, have covers which have ingrained themselves into our culture. And it is not just for kids either. At any bookstore, it is impossible not to run into snazzy books decked up with famous paintings or otherwise high-grade art on the cover. The Penguin Classics series, for instance, with their paintings set in black with white text, are some of the prettiest paperbacks currently selling. And innumerable older authors (Austen, Dickens, Hugo, Chekhov, Cervantes, etc.) are regularly re-released with updated packaging on different imprints. It has its drawbacks, however. There is the temptation to pick up a book based on the cover alone, or worse, for the
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Mattew Curry opinion columnist
y making fracking, which is extracting oil from rocks, a national issue, both sides have actually distorted the facts in a way that reflects negatively on both of them. In the process, the ideological parties have confused the general public at large and made it harder for independent thought to flourish and make educated and reasonable decisions. This mess is the symptom of nationalizing a local issue, which can be more easily resolved by resetting the debate back into a local framework. We simply cannot allow for another important topic to be seized by ideological power players just as the political process of our state has been hijacked by national interests. That hijacking has divided our state and pushed us further apart. Consequently, we find ourselves further from finding the truth, which should be our goal as citizens and as people. The natural gas industry is inherently a good thing. The idea that America has a natural gas supply on scale with
being the “Saudi Arabia” of the industry is both a progressive step on weaning ourselves off oil and an economical breakthrough that will lower energy prices and bring jobs to a struggling American work force. Noting the crushing job losses that Wisconsin has experienced, it’s imperative that we find a way to regain those losses. More importantly, these jobs are family-sustaining and allow a Wisconsin family hurt by economic downturn to come back. By bringing this issue back to the local level, we can truly perceive the positives and negatives of our decisions that can give us the best outcome possible for all of us.
We simply cannot allow for another important topic to be seized by ideological power players.
For those of us who are interested in delivering the country to a brighter, cleaner energy future, we should support the step forward, away from coal and fossil fuels. Natural gas is cleaner burning, and if handled properly, can reduce environ-
mental impacts in an age of BP oil debacles. While I support natural gas development, I’m still excited and committed to delivering the U.S. to a better energy future. It can be done, but it requires a weaning off process to do that, and in the mean time we can strengthen the working and middle classes with a new industry. The booming sand-mining industry popping in central and western Wisconsin should be something the state should be happy for. The white sand in our state has been described an nearly inexhaustible; this sand is essential to the fracking process being used to open up precious shale rock. I absolutely support the sand industry, however any intrusions or loss of value or quality of life must be adequately compensated. There is no excuse for the involved business interests to not sufficiently compensate residents or affected parties that own land in that area, as all property rights are handled. By keeping the issue local, affected residents can more effectively speak out in local papers while more easily being able to receive legal and governmental recourses if needed. The federal government won’t bother themselves with the complaints of homely
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Midwesterners, but the local government will. When it comes to the actual fracking being done I’m more skeptical. As a major in environmental studies, the idea of poisoning precious groundwater deeply concerns me. While our state has escaped the goldrush like zeal, other areas are less fortunate. For them, that issue must be handled locally. The issue is simply too great and too important to start manipulating and distorting what the affected population will experience. I feel that the states involved in the national fracking economy should come together and deal with it on a local level and leave the disgustingly inept federal government out of it. The federal government will provide nothing but problems, especially when we’re in the midst of another election season marked by complete lameness. We have one more problem. The war and propaganda machine is coming in to full speed with regards to Iran. By attacking Iran we face a real problem of oil shortages that will impact the world market in a negative way. Assuming that Israel strikes Iran, as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says they will do this spring, a middle eastern war will
envelop. Saudi Arabia has made no qualms about its intimate relationship between the U.S. and Israel, thus making Saudi Arabia a necessary target for Iran. This means respective Saudi and Iranian oil sites become strategic targets as a means of crippling one another. War will spike oil prices and could spark a longer term conflict that will require a long term economic conclusion.
The booming sand mining industry popping in central and western Wisconsin should be something the state should be happy for.
That conclusion happens to be switching from petroleum to a natural gas economy. We need to resolve this debate and move on for the sake of the country, but more importantly for our communities that we rise and fall with. The citizens of Wisconsin need to educate themselves on the subject of fracking and come up with a reasonable and informed solution. Matthew Curry is a junior majoring in political science and environmental studies. Please send all feedback to opinion@ dailycardinal.com.
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Top spot up for grabs Big Ten’s top-two teams meet at the Kohl Center Saturday By Max Stermberg the daily cardinal
Wisconsin and Ohio State might not have the history, but there may not be a better two-sport rivalry in college sports. Saturday’s matchup between the No. 3 Buckeyes (7-2 Big Ten, 19-3 overall) and the No. 19 Badgers (7-3 , 18-5) elevates the rivalry with first place in the Big Ten on the line. “Obviously it’s a big game. We know the magnitude of it,” senior guard Jordan Taylor said. “But you don’t prepare for it any differently.” Clearly the key for Wisconsin is stopping Ohio State sophomore center Jared Sullinger. A future NBA lottery pick, Sullinger leads the Buckeyes with 17.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Though OSU does have shooters on the perimeter, their offensive approach is based upon their ability to get Sullinger the ball in the post.
At the same time, junior forward Jared Berggren is slowly gaining a reputation for being one of the best in the business when it comes to neutralizing the nation’s top big men. Berggren has already faced two of the best in brothers Tyler (North Carolina) and Cody (Indiana) Zeller, holding both well below their season averages. But Sullinger takes the challenge to a whole new level. Possessing the length and size of the Zellers and Illinois big man Meyers Leonard, Sullinger adds another dimension in terms of athleticism, fully capable of playing away from the basket as well as he can underneath. “He is a big kid. He’s wide, uses his feet extremely well underneath the basket,” junior forward Mike Bruesewitz said of Sullinger. “Defending a guy like that, you just have to make him work.” While Berggren has done his
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Junior forward Jared Berggren’s defensive skills will be needed Saturday if the Badgers hope to knock of Ohio State.
best to slow down some big-time players down low, the Badgers have done a great job as a team of preventing solid post touches from happening, keeping the scoring opportunities of these big men to a minimum. On Saturday, shutting down post passing lanes will be as important as ever. “That’s always a part of our defense,” Taylor noted. “We just have to try to make it difficult for everyone on their team.” Both the Buckeyes and the Badgers have dominated on the defense this season. Wisconsin heads into Saturday with the best defense in the country, but Ohio State has crept into the No. 2 spot. In true Big Ten fashion, this seems to point toward yet another grindit-out type contest: ugly to the eyes, but basketball at its best. “Both of us have good down low games and we will be banging a bit,” Gasser said. “We’ve just got to play our game and do what we can control ourselves.” “Ohio State has definitely embraced [defense] too,” Bruesewitz said. “They feel that if they play defense they will blow teams out, which they have done.” During their current six-game winning streak, the Badgers have done all the little things necessary to win. They have gotten the big rebounds, found a way to the important loose balls and made shots when they needed them most. If UW is going add a seventh game to that streak, those little things will have to continue to go its way. “We’ve got to get every loose ball, every rebound,” Bruesewitz added. “It might be that the team with the bloodiest jersey ends up with the win.” Less than four weeks ago Wisconsin was 1-3 in conference and on the verge of missing the NCAA Tournament. With a win Saturday, they will be atop the Big Ten at 8-3 and not only in the NCAA Tournament field, but primed for a potential top two seed.
Badgers’ streak comes to an end in overtime By Adam Tupitza the daily cardinal
Over the past two weeks, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team has shown that it can hang with any Big Ten team for 40 minutes, home or away. But against Iowa at the Kohl Center Thursday, it was the overtime period that did the Badgers in. Paced by junior center Morgan Johnson’s 27 points, the Hawkeyes (5-5 Big Ten, 13-10 overall) secured an 85-79 victory over the Badgers (4-6, 8-14) in the extra period. With the loss, Wisconsin fell to 0-2 against the Hawkeyes this season. The Badgers played without one of their captains, senior forward Anya Covington, due to complications from an illness. “We needed one more person scoring a little bit more with Anya being out,” head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “We’re not a one
person band here. Obviously we missed her, but we had enough to win the game and we didn’t pull it out, and that’s unfortunate.” Covington is Wisconsin’s leading rebounder and herabsence may have hurt the Badgers in that battle against the Hawkeyes, as Iowa outrebounded Wisconsin 48-35 and nearly had as many offensive rebounds (21) as Wisconsin had defensive rebounds (25). Iowa freshman guard and reigning Miss Wisconsin Basketball Samantha Logic had an excellent performance in her first return back to her home state. The Racine, Wis. native set a career-high in points with 20 and rebounds with 13. Unfortunately for the Hawkeyes, their overtime victory was tempered by a knee injury suffered by junior guard Jaime Printy in the final minute of overtime.
“As of right now, she doesn’t feel very good about it,” Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said. “It’s pretty bittersweet.” In the first half, senior guard Jade Davis and junior guard Taylor Wurtz provided the offensive spark for Wisconsin. After 20 minutes of play, Davis was 6-for7 from the field and Wurtz was 5-for-6. Also in the first half, the Badgers as a team were scorching from beyond the arc, shooting 72.7 percent on three-point attempts. The hot shooting gave the Badgers a 44-38 lead heading into halftime. Iowa’s defense was able to clamp down on the perimeter in the second half and overtime. The Badgers only made three of their final 20 three-point attempts, including an abysmal 0-for-6 mark in overtime. For the full recap, visit www.dailycardinal.com.
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Junior defensemen Justin Schultz commented on the need of Wisconsin’s underclassmen to find the back of the net more.
Wisconsin searches for crucial points
Badgers welcome St. Cloud State to the Kohl Center in pivotal match-up By Matt Masterson the daily cardinal
The WCHA playoffs may not begin until March 9, but for the Wisconsin Men’s Hockey team (7-11-2 WCHA, 12-12-2 overall), they may as well start Friday night. With a dwindling amount of regular season games left to play, the Badgers have to take advantage of every opportunity left to give themselves a shot at home ice advantage for their postseason run.
“They’re probably the two most important games of the year so far.” Joel Rumpel freshman goaltender Wisconsin men’s hockey
Wisconsin has a chance to grab four critical points at home this weekend as they welcome St. Cloud State (7-103, 10-14-4), the team currently sitting just above the Badgers in the conference standings. “We call it an eight point weekend,” freshman goaltender Joel Rumpel said of this weekend’s critical series. “They’re probably the two most important games of the year so far.” Rumpel, a freshman from Swift Current, Saskatchewan, has been a key component to the Badger’s strong second half of the season. The young netminder has taken the reigns of the team’s starting job, and with his teammates behind him, he isn’t looking back. “When the team starts to have confidence in you and the coaches have confidence in you,” Rumpel said. “It definitely brings more confidence in yourself.” Rumpel’s strong play has not been the only force driving the Badgers however, as more and more players have begun to step up and contribute offensively. Sophomore forward Mark Zengerle and Junior defenseman Justin Schultz have been the team’s
go-to scorers for most of the season, but the team’s secondary scoring has steadily increased as of late. Sophomore forwards Michael Mersch and Tyler Barnes, as well as sophomore forward Keegan Meuer, have all begun to find the back of the net more often in recent games, scoring goals that have been crucial to Wisconsin’s victories over Alaska-Anchorage and Minnesota State. Both Mersch and Barnes have topped the 20-point plateau this season (22 and 21 points, respectively) and their added scoring of late has translated to victories for the young Badger team. “That’s huge,” Schultz said of the team’s added scoring depth. “Especially on the power play, teams are starting to take away me and Mark [Zengerle]. We need other guys to step up and start putting the puck in the net, and they’ve been doing that lately so it’s good.” If Wisconsin can come away with two wins this weekend they can leap past St. Cloud State in the WCHA standings and potentially put themselves in a tie for seventh place with Michigan Tech. It is not an easy task, but if the team wants to play in front of their home crowd in the playoffs, it is essential they come away with all four points. The Kohl Center is one of the best venues in all of college hockey and the Badgers understand how important it is to earn the right to play their postseason games at home. “I think its pretty intimidating coming in and seeing the student section, all the fans, the big rink,” Schultz said of his home ice. “I have a couple buddies that come in and play at the Kohl Center and they get pretty intimidated.” “The Kohl Center is a funny place, it’s a different atmosphere than any other place in the league,” Rumpel said. “It kind of feels like we have an extra player out there when you have that many fans in the crowd.”