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Johnson Street hotel plans face criticism By Kate Ray The Daily Cardinal
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Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz spoke about a potential annual snow day, the high-speed rail and environmental issues at the Wisconsin Student Public Interest Research Group kick-off Wednesday.
Mayor proposes annual city snow day, rail reform at WISPIRG event By Alex Yant The Daily Cardinal
Just weeks before the mayoral primary, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz spoke about hotbutton issues to an enthusiastic crowd of over 250 students at the Wisconsin Student Public Interest Research Group kick-off meeting Wednesday night. With students in mind, Cieslewicz unveiled talks in city government to allocate an annual “snowpocolypse” day, an annual day off for students for the city to prepare for dangerous winter weather that he said is inevitably going to come due to climate change. The mayor said the reason for the day is two-fold. In addition to giving students a day off during a stressful month, he said he wants to “change the way [city government] thinks about how
[they] do their work, because of global climate change.” The mayor also addressed the issue of high-speed rail, saying although Gov. Scott Walker opposed the high-speed rail plan, he believes it will eventually happen and is “just a question of when.” “[Walker] took us from the top of the ladder and put us on the bottom. But there’s still a ladder,” Cieslewicz said, and stressed President Obama’s support of the plan. The mayor addressed the issue of global warming, saying that combating global climate change would reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, lessen a slew of pollutants and create jobs related to alternate energy sources. In terms of informing the community about environmental policy, Cieslewicz said “students can be incredibly effective and
leverage a lot of change” through grassroots outreach efforts. However, Cieslewicz also said there are short-term sacrifices necessary to jump start reform. “We are going to need people to say, ‘I’m willing to do that, it’s worth it to me’ … and pay a few extra bucks,” Cieslewicz said. “A lot of things done to protect the environment save money on the bottom line.” Also at the kick-off, WISPIRG members presented the goals of various grassroot projects. One such member, Juli Waarvik, the energy service core coordinator, plans to host a “Day with the Greeks,” where they will evaluate the environmental conditions of old fraternity houses. She said she hopes this will cut down state energy output, 95 percent of which comes from fossil fuels.
Associated Students of Madison elect new diversity chair, discuss term limits for reps By Anna Duffin The Daily Cardinal
The Associated Students of Madison elected graduate student Tangela Roberts to serve as diversity chair at their meeting Wednesday. Some members said they were pleased to have seven candidates nominated to fill the role of diversity chair. The position became available after former chair Martín Uraga resigned because of time commitment issues. Of the seven candidates, the final four were Roberts, Nyada Baldeh, Jasmine Savoy and Dan Posca. Representative Jason Smathers said it was important the council elect someone who was not yet a part of ASM so that new perspec-
tives could be incorporated into the organization. Smathers also said Roberts would be a good leader for Diversity Committee because she is a psychology graduate student and could provide counseling to those in need. “Quite frankly, this body needs a whole lot of counseling,” Smathers said of ASM. Also at the meeting, Representative Carl Fergus, Finance Chair Matthew Beemsterboer, and Student Activity Center Chair Katy Ziebell introduced a change to the ASM Constitution that would remove the limit on representatives serving in ASM. Currently, representatives are only allowed to serve on student
council for two years. The amendment would remove this limit. Fergus said this restriction holds students back from electing representatives they think would serve them well if that representative has already served for two years. “I think it’s important for students to vote on whom they so choose,” Fergus said. Some members said they would like the amendment to be reconsidered. The topic will be addressed next Wednesday. ASM also voted against Chief Justice Kate Fifield’s proposal eliminating the requirement of asm page 3
Madison’s Urban Design Commission debated over the revised design model for a proposed hotel on West Johnson Street Wednesday. Six months ago, architects proposed the building, which would be at 434 to 454 W. Johnson St. and consist of two towers, one for residential housing and the other for the hotel guest rooms. Both towers would reach twelve stories high. However, the new design eliminated all residential housing and both towers from the design. The revised model consists of a nine-story structure that will house a parking structure and hotel guest rooms. Committee members said they were concerned with the modified design model and they
preferred the earlier design. They said the previous model was better designed for an urban setting and the newer proposal resembled a more suburban hotel. “A lot of what you have right now is very similar to what we would see in a suburban situation … but that’s not what you have here [in Madison],” committee member Mark Smith said. “We have a number of ten to fourteen story buildings, I would pick up on that theme.” Committee members also critiqued the lack of design detail for the entrance of the hotel. “From a pedestrian standpoint, the design could be a lot stronger,” committee member John Harrington said. As a new hotel in the area, hotel page 3
Man injured during bar fight downtown A 31-year-old Madison man sustained injuries and two men were arrested during a bar fight at Vintage Bar on University Avenue early Wednesday morning. Brandon Green was tentatively charged with substantial battery, simple battery and two counts of disorderly conduct. Mathew Prater was also tentatively charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct, according to the police incident report. The fight started when Green allegedly began taunting a group of friends at the bar, Madison Police Department spokesperson Joel DeSpain said. The patrons attempted to ignore Green, but he contin-
ued to be aggressive towards them, police said. The 31-year-old victim was allegedly punched after he raised his hands and tried to say his group of friends didn’t want trouble, police said. “The second victim, according to witnesses, ended up on the floor of the bar, being slugged by both suspects,” DeSpain said in a statement. The 31-year-old victim sustained a cut to his temple after his head was slammed into a wall, police said. Green also allegedly punched a 23-year-old Madison man in the back of the head, DeSpain said. Green told an officer he was punched first and was acting in selfdefense, DeSpain said.
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Madison Police arrested two men after a bar fight at the Vintage Bar on University Avenue. One victim sustained a head injury.
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n light of the fact that both of my roommates’ boy toys are currently over at our apartment right now and Valentine’s Day is looming on the horizon, I thought this column would be appropriate. Unlike many single females roaming the streets on Valentine’s Day with a box of half eaten chocolates in one hand and a bottle of wine and “The Notebook” in the other, I will not harbor bitter resentment about flyin’ solo. There will be a full box of Kleenex next to my bed. The box of chocolates and bottle of wine will be gone, but not because of a gloom and doom attitude. They will be empty because I have selfcontrol issues and you cannot eat one of those delectable delicacies without wolfing down the rest within 10 minutes. And really, a bottle of wine is only made for one. I don’t really understand why some individuals, both lovers and loners alike, make such a production over Valentine’s Day. It is simply another day that just happens to be filled with hearts, teddy bears, flowers and sappy
Hallmark cards with ridiculous phrases like “I love you just the way you are” everywhere you turn. If you happen to be in the loner category and your heart crumbles every time you catch a glimpse of an absurdly goodlooking couple holding hands, I have a quick no-fuss antidote.
I am going to treat myself to an evening of wining and dining (all of which I have made and/or purchased myself).
Simply pull out a Sweetheart and read the phrase out loud to yourself because chances are you will get one that says, “Fax Me” or “Tweet Me,” and if that doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will. This Valentine’s Day, I am going to spoil myself rotten not because I need to fill some void that is lacking a 20-somethingyear-old man with dark, brooding eyes and a body like a pro soccer player. I’m going to indulge because damnit, I work hard and as Destiny’s Child once said “I’m a survivor,” and I don’t need no man to complete me! I am going to treat myself to an evening of
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wining and dining (all of which I have made and/or purchased myself ) complete with a giant heart of Russell Stover chocolate from Walgreens and one of my personal favorites: “The Big Lebowski.” I’m thinkin’ I’ll spend the extra few dollars and upgrade from my standard box of Franzia Sunset Blush to the more luxurious Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc. Maybe once I’ve got a solid buzz, rather than pass out in my bunk filled with those little brown chocolate wrappers and my mouth hanging wide open expelling the faint odor of Barefoot wine and coconut goodness, I’ll stroll on over to one of my roommate’s dates.
If all my plans actually work out, I can’t see why I would need some James Franco look-a-like whispering sweet nothings into my ear all night.
I’ve never really had the problem of feeling like the third wheel. If anything, I think its more awkward for the couple because for the most part, all they want is to canoodle without my immature giggles or trivial commentary on the featured film or the weather.
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So maybe I’ll just nibble on some of their appetizers, sing a little karaoke piece if the opportunity arises (preferably a Disney singa-long such as “A Whole New World” because those bring out the best in me) and bounce. On my stroll home, when the wine really starts to warm my soul, maybe I’ll break out into a jazz number while singing “You Make My Dreams” by the magnificent Hall and Oats in Library Mall. Whence I reach my bed again, I will lull myself to sleep with “Let a Thug Smoke” by The Individuals playing softly on my iPod. Hopefully, I’ll be sloshed enough to pass out even with the constant sound of a bowling ball dropping or a couple going at it like rabbits in the apartment above my bed. If all my plans actually pan out, I can’t see why I would need some James Franco look-a-like whispering sweet nothings into my ear all night and spooning me in bed. Especially since things would most likely return to normal the next day with him refusing to hold my hand as we walk to class and saying he has to catch up on his “me” time—aka playing X-box and shotgunning beers with his bros. How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Send your complaints or sappy stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Falk hosts final forum for County Exec. candidates By Patrick Tricker The Daily Cardinal
Ahead of next Tuesday’s primary candidates for Dane County Executive debated the criminal justice system, expanding public transportation and boosting the economy Wednesday in a forum hosted by the Democratic Party of Dane County. “It’s time to elect a new leader,” Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk said. “And these four gentlemen have stepped up to the plate and have been battling hard.” Dane County Board Chair Scott McDonell, Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Zach Brandon, Joe Wineke and state Rep. Joe Parisi, D-Madison, talked about the need to grow the economy, especially to make up for Gov. Scott Walker’s likely funding cuts, without offering any specific plans. “I will make sure that when people fall into the safety net there is a job ladder back out of that safety net,” Brandon said. “That is something that’s very important to me having grown up with a single mother on the edge
of poverty. I want to make sure that we have these vital functions, that we link economic development with human services.” The candidates all supported increasing funding for programs like the Regional Transportation Fund, the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission and the Conservation Fund, although Brandon and Wineke warned that Walker’s funding cuts could make it impossible. “We have a dearth now of democrats with a profile who are willing to take on Scott Walker and that Armageddon machine that they’re trying to create here that says that ‘all of us don’t count, we don’t matter and, Dane County, we wouldn’t care if you were seceded to Illinois,’” Wineke said. The candidates also mentioned the racial disparities in the county’s justice system. “Seven percent of Wisconsin’s population is African American. Fifty percent of the incarcerated population is African American,” Parisi said. “I find that completely unacceptable.”
Walker will not raise taxes, raid seg fees in his budget Gov. Scott Walker began to reveal a series of budget policies Monday that will not be included in his upcoming budget proposals. The first proposal Walker said he will not put forth is any type of tax increase. Walker said past budgets have included a variety of tax increases that have hurt the economy. “After years of tax increases, Wisconsin residents, families, and job creators need reprieve,” Walker said in a statement. “Keeping money in the hands of people, who will make wise spending decisions and reinvest in the private sector, will ultimately lead to economic growth and job creation.” Walker also said segregated fund raids will not be included in his budget proposals. According to Walker, in past budgets, different programs such as the
Transportation Fund have been used to pay for unrelated state expenditures. During the 2004-’05 biennium, the state government took $26.5 million from the UW System’s Auxiliary Fund to balance its budget. Walker said these types of policies have caused the current $3.6 billion budget deficit. Rep. Terese Berceau, D-Madison, does not think Walker has been specific enough with his budget plans. “During the upcoming budget debate, it is incumbent on elected leaders to be open, honest, and direct about the challenges we face and the steps we need to take to address them, instead of hiding behind gimmicky press releases saying what won’t be done,” Berceau said in a press release. —Adam Wollner
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Comedian Ben Atherton-Zeman and PAVE Chair Claire Peterson played a couple engaged in an emotionally abusive relationship at a PAVE event Wednesday.
Comedian, students perform skit to raise relationship abuse awareness By Corinne Burgermeister The Daily Cardinal
Comedian Ben Atherton-Zeman and UW-Madison students performed a skit to depict an emotionally abusive college relationship Wednesday at an event sponsored by Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment. According to Atherton-Zeman, victims do not have to be physically assaulted for it to constitute abuse. The relationship portrayed between the couple in the skit represented a college student being emotionally and psychologically abused by her boyfriend. Atherton-Zeman said it is important to portray the abusive boyfriend as caring and apologetic in addition to jealous and controlling, because that is a side outsiders do not see yet is often what keeps victims from leaving. PAVE Chair Claire Peterson played the abused girlfriend of Atherton-Zeman in the skit, which relied heavily on audience involvement. Several audience members
acted out the parts of family, friends, a house fellow, a judge and others. “I thought the skit went better than I ever could have imagined. I thought it was really realistic and I thought we did a good job,” Peterson said. “I think that it definitely affected people. It was cool to have that impression.” Atherton-Zeman said he chose to start speaking out against violence because he met and dated women who were sexually assaulted and were in controlling relationships in college. “Hearing what it was like for them, it felt like it was an honor for them to share this with me [and it] just really made me mad,” Atherton-Zeman said. “They were like, ‘Well if you’re mad, do something about it.’” Atherton-Zeman said he works to get more men involved in the battle to end violence against women. From his experience, once men start speaking up, they are often listened to more than women who have had problematic relationships, Atherton-Zeman said.
Ethics Board continues debate over complaints filed against Overture Center president, mayor
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The revised plans for the West Johnson Street hotel changed from having two towers at 12 stories high to one building without towers at four stories high.
hotel from page 1 committee members said a strong and appealing street design was essential, and the revised model lacked this type of design. Smith said committee members are going to want to see the first story in large scale. “We’ll want eye level perspective,” Smith said. “We want to be looking at the hotel like a pedestrian on the street and be
able to know what it’s going to look like.” Pending its approval, the hotel would replace the building that once housed Casa Bianca, a pizza restaurant that closed in 2007. “What the restaurant provided was interaction … that aspect is important for this site,” committee member Richard Slayton said. “This spot in Madison is one of the remaining sites where you can do something special and the design needs to respect that.”
Madison’s Ethics Board further debated a complaint Wednesday that Overture Center employee Davin Pickell filed, alleging unethical activity surrounding the city’s buyout of the Overture Center. Pickell registered an ethical complaint against Overture Center CEO and President Tom Carto. Pickell said he believes Carto is responsible for an e-mail another employee sent to the public, advocating preservation of the Overture Center when the company switched ownership last fall. Pickell said Carto used city-owned equipment to advocate for “personal convenience for profit.” One of the board member said the email was clearly intended to be advocacy. Carto proposed to dismiss the complaint. He said Pickell had “no personal knowledge with respect to any of the allegations that would lead to a potential violation of the ethics code.”
asm from page 1 the Chief Justice to attend student council meetings. Representative Tyler Junger said this bylaw change would be a detriment to the Student Judiciary. “I do believe that there is some utility in having the Student Judiciary knowing what ASM does,” Junger said. Also at the meeting, ASM approved a
“I don’t think it was potentially malicious, I think it was a violation of the code written as cited in the complaint and the city should be giving advice,” Ethics Board Chair Michael Jacobs said. Board members set a motion in place to further discuss the issue in the future. Board members also revised an ordinance to establish regulations and procedure for a third party to pay for an incumbent’s allowed expenses. The issue was previously discussed after former alder Brenda Konkel filed a complaint about a biking trip Mayor Dave Cieslewicz took to Europe in April. She questioned how the trip will benefit the city of Madison. Board members revised a section of the ordinance to clarify that the City Comptroller must first approve of the funds allocated before the incumbent can accept and use the money. —Taylor Harvey resolution denouncing the proposed voter ID bill in state Legislature. The bill, Senate Bill 6, would make voters present a valid Wisconsin identification at polls. The address on that identification would have to match the address that students are voting at. The bill would also eliminate same-day voter registration. Members of ASM said the bill would inhibit students from voting in Wisconsin elections. The resolution passed unanimously.
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A PARTNERSHIP FIT FOR WISCONSIN
he state of Wisconsin faces a $3.6 billion budget deficit in the coming 2011-13 biennium. Gov. Scott Walker will undoubtedly approve deep cuts across the board, including slashing education dollars for institutions like UW-Madison. To offset dwindling state funding, Chancellor Biddy Martin is taking steps to ensure the university remains nationally competitive while accommodating for tough economic circumstances.
We understand funding cuts are inevitable, but any investment in education, especially at UW-Madison, benefits the entire state.
Martin’s proposed New Badger Partnership aims to do just that. The partnership essentially asks legislators for more statutory flexibility in construction projects, procurement and setting tuition and salary levels. Martin believes the university could save millions by sidestepping many bureaucratic state regulations. At the same time, the partnership will improve the university’s faculty
relations and retention. Her reasoning is sound. Progressive critics would argue that it is a public university chancellor’s responsibility to fight for state funding, regardless of economic and political climate. Unfortunately, these idealistic aspirations are just not possible in today’s economy. Martin is right to bring bold ideas to the legislative bargaining table, and not just fire off impractical demands from the top of Bascom Hill. The new chair of the Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee and notorious Madison critic, state Rep. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, has suggested capping tuition increases around 4 percent. With all due respect, the governor should ignore Nass outright. Coupled with significant funding cuts, a tuition increase cap makes little sense if the university is going to remain competitive on a national stage. Walker would be wise to respect the chancellor’s proposal. We understand funding cuts are inevitable, but any investment in education, especially at UW-Madison, reaps benefits for the entire state. The university is an economic powerhouse for Wisconsin, generating billions of dollars in research and producing thousands of work-ready gradu-
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Chancellor Biddy Martin discusses the New Badger Partnership at a forum last month. ates every year. More flexibility will lessen the sting of decreased funding while simultaneously helping the university to continue to grow. The partnership is not without flaws, however. From the student perspective, any mention of tuition increases sounds threatening. In the past, Martin has indicated that she would like to see UW tuition levels hover in the median range of our Big Ten peer institutions. For that to happen, tuition would have to increase by almost $3000, over 30 percent. That’s no small jump, just ask students in the University of California system.
Martin’s continued answer to the tuition hike is increased financial aid dollars and awareness. On the surface that sounds sensible, but we have yet to see tangible figures. Right now, students qualify for need-based financial aid if their families earn less than $80,000 a year. If Martin is asking the state for more flexibility, then perhaps she should give her students some, too. There needs to be an increased effort to make financial aid more visible. Additionally, increasing the maximum family income to qualify for need-based aid would ease the burden of tuition
increases. We need to make sure potential students aren’t turned off by sticker shock, and that affordable education is still possible in Wisconsin. Walker is set to announce his budget in the coming weeks. By then, we’ll have a more concrete picture of what to expect in terms of state funding. With any luck, he will carefully consider the New Badger Partnership when crafting his budget. To date, Martin has been nothing if not an effective leader, and with some minor tweaks, we’re confident her proposal will take the university in the right direction.
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The UW Cinematheque is a haven for film buffs. With no first-run movie theater on campus and Memorial Union focusing mostly on recent releases, the Cinematheque serves as our own personal window into film history every Friday and Saturday night in 4070 Vilas Hall. Its screenings feature new series each semester delving into new genres, filmmaking techniques and trends in world cinema. This semester is no different, featuring four series exploring scattered facets of the film universe. The Daily Cardinal spoke with Cinematheque Director of Programming Jim Healy to take a look at each individual series, as well as preview some of their semester highlights. Mann of the West: The Westerns of Anthony Mann Perhaps the most wellknown profile in this semester’s Cinematheque series centers on famed director Anthony Mann, who is revered in Hollywood for
helping to craft the image of the American west along with other directors such as John Ford and Howard Hawks. Healy feels the Anthony Mann series has perfect timing, as the western genre seems to be going through a revival. “Now that the western is kind of back with ‘True Grit’ being such a hit, I think people can see some of the scenes being laid in Anthony Mann’s films,” Healy said. According to Healy, Mann’s influences can be seen in the works of current auteurs like Kelly Reichardt, whose styles were formed at least in part by Mann’s westerns. The series continues next Friday with the Jimmy Stewart film “Bend of the River,” showcasing a collaboration between two of the most iconic figures in the western genre. Patterns of Shadow: Hollywood Film and the Art of Lighting Switching focus from directing to the art of cinematography, “Patterns of Shadow” highlights the work of three of Hollywood’s most noteworthy
cinematographers of old: Lee Garmes, James Wong Howe and Arthur Miller. While not always noticed by the general public the cinematographer is vital to the look of a film, and this series analyzes some of the greatest examples of black and white cinema artistry. The Cinematheque has already screened one of the most famous examples of James Wong Howe’s work in “The Sweet Smell of Success,” but some of the most underrated work is yet to come from Miller in the films “Dragonwyck” and “Wee Willy Winkie.” “(Miller) is a guy who spent almost his entire career at 20th Century Fox and doesn’t get the recognition of someone like James Wong Howe, maybe just because he never wrote his memoirs, never ran around celebrating himself,” Healy said. Healy himself has never seen “Dragonwyck,” so even for him this series contains an element of discovery. Nollywood Rising: Nigeria’s Booming Film Industry The Cinematheque delves even
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“Osuofia in London” represents crowd-pleasing Nigerian cinema.
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“Bend of the River” pairs all-time great Jimmy Stewart with director Mann. deeper into unexplored territory with its series on Nollywood, the center of the rapidly-expanding Nigerian film industry that still remains mostly unknown to American audiences. “One of the reasons why we’re doing it and kind of what drove me to it was it’s something to explore and it’s something to discover,” Healy said. Nollywood cinema may seem obscure, but according to Healy it actually revolves around accessible genre films, including popcorn action flicks and broad comedies. In this case, one of the movies featured is “Osuofia in London,” an action-comedy that appeals to a wide swath of tastes. “That’s who the films are made for, they are made for Nigerians,” said Healy. “Though they do rise above the pack of typical genre fare.” Reconstructions, Restorations and Rediscoveries Healy has a particular affection for the “Reconstructions” series, as it is the one where he had the most input and considers his specialty, allowing for the most freedom in choosing the lineup. “It allows for a great deal of variety and one-off screenings united under
one umbrella,” Healy said. “You’ve got something like ‘Nuremberg,’ which is a highly publicized restoration, as well as something like ‘Upstream,’ the John Ford film that less than two years ago was completely lost to history, then rediscovered and shown again.” Friday the Cinematheque will screen “Nuremberg: Its Lesson Today,” a series of restored films from the Nuremberg war crimes trials, complete with a talk afterward from Sandra Schulberg, daughter of the film’s director. But an even more intriguing selection may be “The Leopard,” a 1963 Italian film starring Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon, which went through several trials before its proper version saw American soil, with its first appearance in the states cut 40 minutes short of its original runtime. “In the early 80s Americans finally got to see the long version for the first time,” Healy said, “but they didn’t go in and really clean up the negative.” This version has gone through both color and sound restorations in the last 10 years, so this screening should impress not only with its story but also with its presentation, much like the entire Restorations series.
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Washington and the Bear
By Derek Sandberg firstname.lastname@example.org
NHL trade sends Anaheim prospect Gardiner to Toronto Wisconsin junior defenseman Jake Gardiner found himself in the middle of the action before the NHL trade deadline Wednesday as he was dealt by the Anaheim Ducks to the Toronto Maple Leafs along with winger Joffrey Lopul in exchange for defenseman Francois Beauchemin. Gardiner is having a big year offensively for Wisconsin this season, with 7 goals and 23 assists. He was drafted by the Ducks 17th overall in the 2007 NHL Draft after his senior season at Minnetonka High School in Minnetonka, Minn. The move is sure to have ramifications not only on Gardiner’s NHL future, but on his future with the
hockey from page 8 improved since their struggles earlier in the season; I just have yet to see real evidence of the kind of improvement that would put them in the top 10 nationally. The Badgers’ forwards have not lacked for physicality, but beyond the top line of Smith, junior Jordy Murray and freshman Mark Zengerle there are few purely offensive scoring threats. And while three of Wisconsin’s defenseman—Schultz, junior Jake Gardiner and sophomore John Ramage—are NHL material, the other half of its defensive corps has struggled this season. Those were concerns in October, and I have seen little reason to believe they are not still justified. With last year’s team I could point to times when they played like one
Wisconsin hockey program as well. Gardiner will more than likely have to make the difficult decision of staying for his senior year or bolting for the riches of the NHL after this season ends. “I think that the trade is good for me and Toronto will be a good fit,” Gardiner said. “I’m going to have to work my butt off but I think I have a better chance to play there earlier and I’m just excited to be a Maple Leaf now.” For the full story on Gardiner’s trade, including reaction from teammates, log on to dailycardinal.com/sports. —Ryan Evans of the best teams in the country, and if the Badgers’ current success invites comparisons to that squad I haven’t seen the same thing. An opportunity to do just that is coming up this weekend, however, when Wisconsin will travel to the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Maybe the Badgers will return to their early-season struggles, and we’ll know their top-10 ranking was too optimistic. Maybe Wisconsin will put on a show, steamroll the rest of their competition in the regular season and make a playoff run that carries them as far as last year’s team. I’ll be waiting to see, and while I hope the Badgers show they deserve their hype, count me as a skeptic for now. Are the Badgers as good as their No. 7 ranking indicates? E-mail Nico at email@example.com.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wisconsin escapes Iowa City OT thriller By Sam Sussman the daily cardinal
Madison, along with the rest of the country, is buzzing about the Badgers’ showdown this Sunday with No. 1 Ohio State to keep Wisconsin’s Big Ten title hopes alive. Before that, however, the Badger men’s basketball team (8-3 Big Ten, 18-5 overall) first had to win on the road Wednesday against Iowa. Thanks to junior guard Jordan Taylor’s clutch heroics, Wisconsin defeated a spirited Hawkeyes sqaud (3-9, 10-14) squad 62-59 in overtime. Although Iowa sits tied for last place in the Big Ten, they came into Wednesday’s game with back-to-back wins against Michigan State and Indiana, earning consecutive Big Ten wins for the first time since 2007. The head-to-head record coming into Wednesday’s matchup was an even 76-76 between Wisconsin and Iowa, following last year’s 27-point Badger domination at the Kohl Center. However, the two teams’ previous meeting resulted in an overtime win for the Hawkeyes Wisconsin escaped with an overtime win Wednesday, and there was never a relaxed moment. The contest was a defensive stalemate
from the opening tip, with physical play from Iowa junior forward Jarryd Cole and freshman forward Melsahn Basabe. “They were doing all the right things, taking away some cuts, doing what they needed to be doing,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “It was very difficult to get a good look at the basket.” The combination of Iowa’s stifling defense, which forced six turnovers and had four blocks, and the Badgers’ ice cold offensive performance led to Iowa’s 23-18 halftime lead. In the second half, the tide turned and the Badgers showed why they are a Top 15 team. Wisconsin, who has the fewest turnovers per game in the nation, gave the ball away only two times in the second half. The Badgers’ shooting percentage skyrocketed as well, from 18 percent in the first half to 51 percent in the second. “For the most part, if you’re confident in your shot, it’s a good shot,” Taylor said. Taylor totaled 16 points and eight assists and senior forward Jon Leuer amassed 19 points 15 boards. After a seesaw game all night, the Badgers found themselves
down two points with less than 40 seconds remaining in regulation. As a freshman playing at the CarverHawkeye Arena in 2009, Taylor nailed his first career three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game to overtime. Two years later, he knocked down a step back jumper to tie the game at 53 with 28 seconds left. “He absorbs it, he makes the calls in the huddles, on the dead balls, and he makes the call coming out of the timeouts,” Ryan said. “He’s just a leader, and he is getting better.” After junior Iowa guard Bryce Cartwright, this season’s Big Ten assist leader, missed a three at the end of regulation, the Badgers and Hawkeyes were forced to settle the score with five more minutes on the floor. The overtime period started with a Taylor three-pointer and was sealed when freshman guard Josh Gasser jumped on a loose ball and called timeout with 8.7 seconds remaining. “There are going to be nights when shots aren’t going down and offensively it’s going to be tough, but we always control how hard we work on defense,” Leuer said. —UWBadgers.com contributed to this report.
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Junior Jordan Taylor scored 16 points for the Badgers Wednesday, including a game-tying shot to send the contest into overtime.
In women’s basketball action, the Badgers face Northwestern at home tonight. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. For a full game preview, head online to dailycardinal.com/sports
Winning is good, but don’t judge the Badgers too highly just yet nico savidge savidge nation
t’s easy to see why the hype is building around the UW men’s hockey team. After all, the Badgers have won 12 of their last 13 games and carry a 19-8-3 overall record into this weekend’s series against No. 16 NebraskaOmaha. Sophomore defenseman Justin Schultz is tied for seventh in scoring nationally with 39 points and sophomore forward Craig Smith isn’t far behind with 35, while senior goaltender Scott Gudmandson has the best
goals against average and save percentage in the country. But those numbers, and the Badgers’ record, don’t necessarily mean they are far better than people thought at the start of the year, nor does it mean we can expect another trip to the Frozen Four this April. As much as I would love to think Wisconsin is playing as well as they did last year, I still haven’t seen it. Sure the Badgers have played well in the past few weeks—losing once in two months is good no matter what— but who have they been beating in that stretch? With the exception of a road win in Duluth (which is no small feat to say the least) Wisconsin’s success
since Dec. 4 has come against AlaskaAnchorage (9-11-2 WCHA, 10-13-3 overall), Bemidji State (6-12-2, 10-142), Massachusetts (5-10-4, 6-15-4), Canisius (8-8-5, 9-13-6), Minnesota State (6-12-4, 12-12-6) and Michigan Tech (1-18-1, 3-22-3). These are teams the Badgers should beat, and even critics who doubted the Badgers’ abilities at the start of the year—myself among them—didn’t think they would lose games to the likes of Michigan Tech or Mankato. So to say that putting together wins against these teams somehow proves Wisconsin is ready to make another real run at a national championship is a fallacy. By winning those games the Badgers showed they weren’t in the WCHA cellar, but not that they belonged in the conference’s top tier. If they were, their record against teams ranked ahead of them in the WCHA standings would be better. Although they are No. 7 nationally Wisconsin currently sits fifth in the WCHA standings with Denver, Minnesota-Duluth, North Dakota and Nebraska-Omaha ahead of them. This weekend’s series against the Mavericks will be the team’s first meeting with Omaha, but against those other three teams the Badgers are 1-6-1. Granted those were close games (none of the losses were by more than two goals), but that only proves where the Badgers really stand. A team ranked fourth or fifth in the conference should be able to hang tough with the schools in front of it. Maybe they’ll take the occasional win as they did in Duluth last month, but for the most part the better teams will come out on top, and they have in Wisconsin’s case. I’m not saying Wisconsin hasn’t hockey page 7