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Professor Profile:

Dietram Scheufele, on science and society

UW-Madison professor Dominique Brossard found that impolite online University of Wisconsin-Madison comments in response to a new story professor Dietram Scheufele owns about a technological innovation gave two three-piece, dirt-resistant nano- readers the perception the new techtechnology suits, which he wears nology would be riskier. when he gives talks on the subject in Scheufele said this can undermine Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. the efforts to present new technoloNanotechnology, which focuses on gies in an unbiased way. He added new particles less than one billionth technologies increasingly bring of a meter in size, is currently about questions society needs applied in more than 1,500 conto answer. “We’re moving into a world sumer products as well as the where our technologies develop military, such as to make lighter so quickly that we as a sociweight equipment or surveilety don’t have enough time to lance devices. Scheufele, a professor in the debate what the implications Life Sciences Communication are,” he said. Scheufele also works at a department since 2004, said SCHEUFELE National Science Foundation nanotechnology and other topics in modern science, including genet- center at Arizona State University nanotechnology and ically modified organisms and syn- studying thetic biology, “change our lives for all with the National Nanotechnology intents and purposes.” But he added Coordination Office, a branch of the those changes often do not translate White House. When thinking about what technowell into the realm of public policy. “The U.S. is one of those unique logical changes mean for policy and countries that has a weird disconnect the public, Scheufele takes inspiration very often between where the public from working with students and other is, what policy is and where the sci- staff at UW-Madison to look for interdisciplinary solutions. ence is,” he said. Scheufele researches the relation“How do we present science in ways ship between the life sciences and people can use as much information social sciences as well as how the as possible but also acknowledges the media and the public make sense of fact that ultimately we’ll never have new technology, especially in a world a full understanding of the science?” of online and social media. he said. “I think that’s going to be the In a recent study, he and tricky part.”

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If Langdon becomes a local historic district, the Landmark’s Commission will have jurisdiction over redevelopments to buildings in the area, such as the Acacia house.

Students push to preserve Langdon By Melissa Howison the daily cardinal

Students troubled by the prospect of Langdon Street turning into another hyper-developed corridor reminiscent of University Avenue enlisted the help of a local architecture preservationist in recent weeks and started a movement to have Greek row deemed a local historic district. The Madison city Council’s recent approval of a six-story apartment complex, which will demolish three antiquated houses in the Langdon neighbor-

hood, motivated University of WisconsinMadison sophomores Emily Erickson and Connor Nett to draft an online petition and assemble a new student organization called Our Historic Campus. “We want to educate and raise awareness of historic sites and architecture in Madison that often go overlooked, and the importance of having character of the school,” said Erickson, an Alpha Chi Omega sorority member.

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Panel discusses new online opportunities for higher education learning By Alyssa Brenner the daily cardinal

The University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted a discussion panel Friday to explore the way online courses and teaching technologies could help make higher education more accessible in the midst of rising university costs. The panel, called “MOOCs, Flex Degrees, and DIY U: The Coming Transformation of Higher Education,” included Anya Kamenetz, author of the books “Generation Debt” and “DIY U;” Ray Cross, chancellor of UW Colleges; and Kris Olds, a UW-Madison geography professor. The event follows UW-Madison’s announcement earlier this spring that it would pilot four Massive Open Online

Courses over the course of the next year. MOOCs are free non-credit online classes open to anyone and are being considered by many universities to reach to a wider audience and lower the cost of education. The panel also discussed the UW Flex Degree program, which offers college credit for experience outside the traditional classroom. Kamenetz presented figures, such as the 37 million Americans with some college education but no degree, to advocate for more open and accessible higher education options. “This is a massive untapped resource of humanity,” Kamenetz said. Kamenetz said by placing

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Fire at boathouse causes $10,000 in damages to university rowing equipment

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A fire at the Porter Boathouse, a University of WisconsinMadison rowing facility, caused $10,000 in damages Sunday morning, according to a city of Madison press release. Madison firefighters responded to a fire alarm around 9 a.m. and noticed smoke coming from a back room of the boathouse, according to the press release. The press release said firefighters extinguished the fire and turned off the building’s fans to prevent further damage to boats and equipment. Between 15 and 20 boats retained soot residue, according to the press release, and

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silly “admire,” meant so much to my roomie when we weren’t even sure who he was. And wouldn’t it have meant more if he had told her this in person? Although UW Secret Admirers is an innovative way of getting the attention of someone we appreciate from afar, it gives us yet another excuse to wimp out of real-life interactions. I know I talk about this frequently, but let’s examine it just once more, in the wake of Confessions and Secret Admirers and whatever else is next.

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his week, my roommate got a UW Secret Admirer. It made her day and mine, good people. It lit up our lives. Her admirer used a cute pick-up line: “Are you from Tennessee? Cuz you’re the only ten I see!” Partner of her dreams, right? Pages like “Admirers” and “Confessions” can be advantageous for the university comIt gives people something munity. They make people feel to talk about and can appreciated—especially the create a fun series of ones about roommates ejacuguesswork. lating in the shared milk jug. Happy Roommates Day!—and can create an outlet for people to vent. Additionally, the vague People, let’s use our words. posts can let us know how Although that phrase has other people articulate their always worked in the past, it feelings. The pleas to “give needs a new caveat now—in me a sign” can remind us to person. While I checked every actually allow people to let us single “admire” until I found know that we’re interested. It one designated to me, I think encourages directness while that hitting on a person is more also letting us be less overt effective if we tell them we’re interested (however covertly) to with our affections. Smart. their face. Finally, (non-creepy) Call me a traditionalist, “admires” aimed at a spebut I think when a percific person can help that son is attracted to anothperson have a really er person, they should lovely day. It gives people have the guts to say something to talk about hello. I know it’s hard and can create a fun to do, but sometimes it series of guesswork. pays off—big time. Whether by helpWe don’t have ing us see that to say, “Damn, people all over you fine,” but are in love or the old smileentertaining us nod can always for a few minwork to our utes in between advantage. I classes, the simple often use the awkFacebook pages in life ward-joke intro to can help brighten our days. get in with a new However, my friends, I friend: Think quickly began wondering why the heck this graphic by dylan moriarty Zooey Deschanel

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in “500 Days of Summer,” but more awkward and less funny. Gets ’em 60 percent of the time, all the time. Besides, the real life skill of bravely asking out someone we recently met can translate into many facets of being a professional and playful person. Spring break is coming up, dear readers, and if we don’t make a move almost immediately, our week may have expired! And I know, I know, it’s much easier to approach someone when we are in a springbreak situation; we have nothing to lose, and if we get rejected by that hot Harvard co-ed, well, they were probably out of our league anyway. At Madison, the stakes are higher, as a “no” from a potential beau

may create awkward situations in the future. But think! How many doors would we open if we lived like we only lived once (YOLO!)? There are so many prospective partners here at the U-Dub that it would be a shame to let opportunities pass while we had them. Realize that we will never again be in a pool this size of people to get to know. Take advantage! Whether we utilize The Facebook (keep the “The”) or ask out hotties from class with a wink and a smile, we should always aim to put ourselves out there if we’re looking for a significant other. Good luck, Badgers! Got questions? Send an email to sex@dailycardinal.com for the juiciest answers.


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Attorney General says he will not appeal Act 10 stay Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said in a statement Friday he would not appeal the Wisconsin Court of Appeals’ ruling that denied a stay on a Dane County judge’s ruling that portions of Act 10, Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial collective bargaining law, were unconstitutional. Van Hollen, who represents the state in cases such as these, said he first asked for the stay, which would have kept Act 10 fully enforceable until the courts made an ultimate decision, to avoid confusion over Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas’ decision. “We asked for a stay because of our concern that municipal employers and others would misconstrue Judge Colas’s order as something that would prevent them from following Act 10,” Van Hollen said in the statement. Additionally, Van Hollen said it was clear from the appeals court’s decision that Colas’ rul-

ing only applied to the plaintiffs in the pending case, which include Madison Teachers Inc., and did not broadly apply to all unions in the state. Van Hollen’s claim drew criticism from the law firm representing the plaintiffs in the case, which said in a Friday statement that the appeals court did not include language to support Van Hollen’s claim in their decision, but instead recommended that municipal employers across the state follow Colas’ decision. Despite the ruling against the stay, Van Hollen said he remains optimistic about the outcome of the case as a whole. “[The state is] content to focus on [Act 10’s] merits and we look forward to a decision upholding Act 10 in its entirety, consistent with the prior ruling of United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Judicial Circuit,” Van Hollen said in the statement. ­—Jack Casey

UW police arrest man on Langdon Street for fifth drunk driving offense Police arrested a Sun Prairie man on Langdon Street for his fifth drunk driving offense early Friday morning, according to a University of WisconsinMadison Police Department news release. According to the release, a UWPD sergeant stopped a vehicle that did not have its headlights on at 1:28 a.m. The release also said all three of the vehicle’s passengers were intoxicated and had previous convictions for operating while intoxicated. During

the encounter, one of the vehicle’s passengers vomited on himself and another urinated on himself. After the vehicle’s driver, 26-year-old Karl Moreth, failed a field sobriety test, the news release said the sergeant arrested him for his fifth offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated . Moreth also faces charges for operating a vehicle after license revocation and without working lights, according to the news release.

fire from page 1 smoke odor permeated the building as a result of the fire. According to the press release, City of Madison Fire Investigators, University of Wisconsin Safety, and University of Wisconsin Police Department officials suspect an electrical problem may have caused the fire. The fire’s exact cause is still under investigation.

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Gov. Scott Walker discussed the current state of the federal government at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Walker, Ryan discuss federal programs, budget at conservative conference Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., were two of many speakers who highlighted Republican plans for the country during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, which ran from March 14 to 16. During his speech, Walker drew on experiences from his first term as governor of Wisconsin, touching on subjects ranging from education reform to job creation. Walker said the country should transition away from dependency on the government to a system where citizens are more independent, including cuts to a number of entitlement programs such as federal Medicaid funding. “In America people don’t grow up wanting to become dependent on the government,” Walker said. Ryan focused on his experience as chairman of the House Budget Committee in his speech, expressing disap-

proval over Democrats federal budget as well as the country’s current debt problem. Ryan said the Democrats crafted the budget to look beneficial, but in reality it would hurt the country by increasing the federal debt. “The president says we are in a recovery. I say we are in critical care,” Ryan said. “The debt will weigh down the country like an anchor.” Both Walker and Ryan repeatedly said conservatives should continue working together to bring change to the federal government by promoting specific policies that keep the individual citizen in mind instead of broad policies that do little to help individuals. They said Republicans’ success on the state level, including having 30 states with Republican governors, is a sign of progress for the party. “The future is bright,” Ryan said. “We need your help.” —Jack Casey

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dents could take courses on their own for no cost and learn at their own pace. However, many attendees had questions about the quality of education presented by online courses versus in person instruction. Students raised concerns about online classes’ lack of personal interactions, such as experience with social and cultural diversity, as well as networking with faculty and alumni. But Kamenetz said socialization can be designed into the online programs to combat the issue. Still, Olds said MOOCs alone are not the answer to higher education reform. “It’s supposed to be just one of many things we experiment with and attempt to learn from,” Olds said. “There is no silver bullet to higher education reform.”

courses from public universities online, more qualified people would be able to obtain a degree and become more competitive in the job market.

“This is a massive untapped resource of humanity.” Anya Kamenetz author “Generation Debt” and “DIY U”

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The panelists said online learning options present a tool to combat rising university tuition rates and student debt. Cross also said traditional students would reap the benefits of MOOCs because stu-

The Langdon Street area is currently on the National Register of Historic Places, making certain tax credits more accessible, but Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said federal recognition does not necessitate any body of government approve designs before developers proceed with demolitions or alterations to buildings in the area. He added Langdon being deemed a local historic district is “long overdue.” “The only rule that comes into play is if a structure is being demolished in a federal historic district is that the building has to be photographed for historic sake before it’s demolished,” Verveer said. “That is it.” Under current terms, city officials were able to approve a proposal to tear down two buildings on North Henry Street and one on Iota Court to build a 71-unit residency called The Waterfront, despite the Madison Landmarks Commission’s recommendation that Common Council not approve the project. The Langdon Street neighborhood’s designation as a local historic district would require a two-thirds vote in the city Council to overturn any Landmarks Commission decision regarding future developments in the area, which, according to Verveer, do not presently have any “teeth.” Erickson and Nett reached out to Jason Tish, Executive Director of the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, who said he wants to make sure new developments do not betray Langdon’s history. “It’s not about stopping new developments,” Tish said. “It’s about allowing new development that fits the character of the district.” Most of Langdon Street falls into District 2, which either Bryan Post or Ledell Zellers will oversee after current alder Bridget Maniaci steps down in April. Post said he wants to find a “balance” between development and historic preservation, which he called “incredibly precious.” “We’re all on the same team in trying to preserve that feeling of how important it is,” Post said. “It’s huge to the student experience and that can’t be understated.” Zellers also said she favors preserving Madison’s “historically, architecturally interesting buildings,” but believes there is room for development and wants to ensure Langdon remains a priority area for affordable student housing. “It’s a balance that I’m looking for,” she said. Common Council will have the final vote to approve the Langdon neighborhood as a local historic district.


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‘Oz,’ the very slight and very forgettable FILM REVIEW

“Oz the Great and Powerful” Directed by Sam Raimi By Kailee Andrews The Daily Cardinal

Being the new entry in a beloved fictional universe is never an enviable position. “The Hobbit,” “Prometheus” and “The Amazing Spiderman” all suffered criticism not only due to their own shortcomings, but also as disappointments based on the high expectations set by their beloved predecessors. It’s a common issue in the remake/ reboot/ prequel/ sequel/ alternative timeline resplendent landscape that is Hollywood today. Some films do manage to meet the expectations, as with the recent

culmination of a decade of superhero groundwork that was “The Avengers.” Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Sam Raimi’s “Oz the Great and Powerful.” It’s proof that brand loyalty often comes with a cost: the ire of upset fans. Not to say the new “Oz” is a “The Last Airbender” level disaster, but it certainly fails to meet the quality of the two most popular visual incarnations of the “Oz” series, the classic “Wizard of Oz” film and the stage musical “Wicked.” I’m generally against judging a film by comparison, but I can’t help but feel there’s one critical lesson “Oz” could have learned from its immensely celebrated predecessors, and that’s that no amount of CGI wizardry will ever replace a committed cast given

a good script and a tangible world to interact with. If there’s anything stage shows and classic films remind us, it’s that the audience is capable of imagining vivid worlds all on their own, provided the creators can bring the emotion and investment to make it worth their while. The plot and characterization of “Oz” do nothing to build interest or sympathy for any of the characters, save perhaps a flying monkey and China doll. Virtually every actor in the film seems lost and emotionally stranded in a CGI wonderland. If your main character is going to lie constantly, seek riches and attempt to mate with 99% of females he comes across, your actor better exude some wit and charisma or

at least a little vulnerability. James Franco does none of these things as Oscar. His disingenuous smile is so wide it feels as if he’s grimacing throughout the film. Mila Kunis has similar difficulties as Good Witch Theodora, who lacks any complexity. The two things we know about her are that she’s ignorant about love and ballroom dancing and has a bad temper. She almost feels like a CGI effect herself sometimes, with a perfect face and huge beseeching eyes—but no substance behind them. The most grounded and emotional performance in this film comes from young Joey King as the orphaned China doll. Though her character suffers from one of my least favorite tropes (short-lived,

unrealistically tame grief) she is a beautifully rendered CGI creation with a strong, young voice actress to back up the movie magic. It’s just a shame that, for a film that celebrates classic slight of hand and movie tricks, “Oz” allows itself to get so absorbed in its own technical capabilities. You’re constantly taken out of the experience by the obvious and excessive CGI surroundings. I do give props to the visual artists for all of their time and effort. Still, it’s not enough to redeem everything else. In the end, “Oz the Great and Powerful” leaves about as much of a lasting impression as Glinda’s bubbles. It’s shiny and entrancing while it’s there but once it’s popped… It scarcely leaves a trace behind.


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really important to be aware of the problem Wisconsin has. It’s not just young college students, all over our state we have a serious problem with drinking and I believe it starts with the fact that drinking is so deeply embedded in Wisconsin culture. Many people here don’t go camping, boating or fishing without beer, and don’t even get me started on sporting events. Drinking is so much a part of our culture that it seems almost abnormal to go to a Badger football game without getting completely wasted beforehand. Now, onto the facts of what this drinking culture is doing to our state, and some of the negative effects people may not see first-hand.

am an intern at Health First Wisconsin, and if you read the news last week, you probably heard about the comprehensive report issued by Health First Wisconsin and partners—including the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. The report is the first comprehensive study that outlines the cost of excessive alcohol use in Wisconsin. Put simply: Wisconsin is the guy who is passed out by 9 p.m. with two forties taped to his hands. Ya, that guy. Feel free to roll your eyes with me. Wisconsin is a “The results of the report drunk mess. are staggering. Excessive Some people think it’s cool. alcohol use costs us $6.8 In fact, I heard someone say billion and results in last week “we’re the lead state 1,500 deaths a year. Overin binge drinking, hell ya!” But consumption … is a serious this is a serious problem. I am in problem in Wisconsin that no way against drinking, as my demands serious action.” friends and family know well, Maureen Busalacchi but I do not think Wisconsin’s executive director Health First Wisconsin drinking problem is cool, funny or admirable. It’s just a huge problem. I have friends who have transferred from out Highlighted in the excessive of state colleges. They’re not drinking burden report were against drinking either, but they some sobering (ahem) statistics. can’t believe the drinking cul- Wisconsin’s excessive alcohol ture here. To use a direct quote, consumptions cost Wisconsin I asked a friend “Can you tell a $6.8 billion per year. That’s difference in the drinking here? $1,198 for every man, woman Do we drink more than college and child in the state. Broken students elsewhere?” down, this cost is $2.9 billion “Oh my God, like fish,” was for impaired productivity, $2 her response. billion for premature mortalOur campus is no stranger to ity costs, $749 million from that drinking problem. After a increased health care costs, long week of lectures and mak- $649 million in criminal justice, ing your way through pedestri- $418 million in motor vehicle ans who will not get out of your costs and $90 million in variway when you’re late to class, it ous other effects. The report seems only natural to go home also found that a lot of the and crack open a beer or have high costs of excessive drinka glass of wine to ease the pain. ing are paid by taxpayers who I get it. But it becomes pick up 40 percent of a problem when that the excessive drinkbeer turns into twenty ing tab in Wisconsin, and next thing you know which equals about you’re holding your $2.9 billion a year. As percent of friend’s hair back and a college student who Wisconsinwondering when it’s a thinks $10 is a lot of ites report safe bet that it’s time to money because it can binge take her to get her stombuy me food for a day, drinking. ach pumped. What a the amount taxpayers scary and risky guessing spend on excessive game! drinking is a large billion dollars, the There are plenty of sum of cash. Also, as cost of problems with binge a student who will Wisconsin’s drinking. There are soon step out into excessive drunk driving issues, the the real world in a drinking. costs of the health care not-so-great econin response to excessive omy, I know that drinking and, of course, alco- Wisconsin’s drinking problem hol-related violence and domes- is not something for which tic disputes. I have seen one of I want to pay. Get your crap my family members suffer from together, Wisconsin, or I’m out alcoholism, and it was certainly of here. Ah, who am I kidding not funny. Drinking to excess I’ll be leaving here regardless can really do a lot of damage to (the weather here is too ridicua person’s life and the people lous), but Wisconsin needs to close to them. And of course, address this alcohol problem. on a lighter note, the produc- We have a 25.6 percent binge tivity level the day after a long drinking rate in Wisconsin, night of drinking is usually zero. while nationwide, the rate is I tell myself I’ll still be able to get only 16 percent. things done the next day. In realAs “hilarious” as it may be ity the next day ends up looking that Badgers REALLY like their a lot like I’m bed stricken with a beer, it’s not hilarious to see the bad case of the flu. drastic economic, emotional and Obviously, we’re not going to sometimes deadly effects it has stop drinking. That’s not realistic on Wisconsin’s citizens and taxand would probably lead to a lot payers. As Maureen Busalacchi, of stressed out Badgers. But, it’s executive director at Health First

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and you’re just oh-so-tempted to take four in the matter of two minutes. Plus, you have that paper due on Monday. What fun is the night when you can’t remember it, anyway? Please send all feedback to opinion@dailycardinal.com.


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Solution, tips and computer program available at www.sudoku.com.

Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9.

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ACROSS 1 Colonnade trees 5 Wedding keepsake 10 Exploitative type 14 Cambodia’s currency 15 Trunk with a chest 16 “I don’t think so” 17 Well above the neck? 18 Body midpoint 19 Jukebox activator 20 It can begin on a set 23 Afghan coin 24 Blame 25 “Whether ___ nobler ...” 28 Reduce a gap at the track 32 Fleur-de-___ 35 Key in 37 Door word 38 Substandard contraction 39 Wishy-washy reply 42 Academy freshman 43 “Night” memoirist Wiesel 44 Like the proverbial beaver 45 Unmodernized 46 Says with certainty 48 Before, old school 49 Word of rejection

50 It has a very large bed 52 It can be misleading 61 In ___ of (replacing) 62 Gentleman’s gentleman 63 Unspecified quantity 64 Hebrew month 65 Therapeutic plants 66 Providers of sheep’s milk 67 The velvet ant, for one 68 Fashionable flair 69 Riviera acquisitions DOWN 1 Once, it meant “once” 2 Perjurer 3 Choice vehicle? 4 Sheep-counter’s quest 5 Anytime 6 Hang about 7 Cheese from France 8 Software purchaser 9 RAZR manufacturer 10 Open without a corkscrew 11 In short order 12 Sweeping story 13 Russo of “The Thomas Crown Affair”

21 Filthy ___ (illicit gain) 22 Sixth-day creation 25 Musical speed 26 Excluding nothing 27 Penned in, like pigs 29 GTs and Kadetts of automobiles 30 Sleeping Everly Brothers girl 31 Cartoon hunter Fudd 32 Lord of the manor 33 “The ___ Sanctum” 34 Buyer be where? 36 Outward flow 38 1960s-’70s pro hoops league 40 Hebrew schools 41 Many survey responses 46 Make cheddar better 47 Tropical fly 49 Take by force 51 Coveted quality 52 Character weakness 53 Ethiopian princess of opera 54 Lowing places 55 Beer grain 56 Devious maneuver 57 Audiotape holder 58 Sioux City’s state 59 Sign for a seer 60 Loch of monstrous fame

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Men’s Basketball

Wisconsin falls in Big Ten title game By Max Sternberg the daily cardinal

CHICAGO — Storybook endings are nice but in the world of sports, they rarely come to fruition. After three games against top-10 competition this weekend in Chicago, the slipper finally fell off of Cinderella’s foot as No. 22 Wisconsin (12-6 Big Ten, 23-11 overall) went without a field goal over the final 7:03 and let a 41-39 lead slip to a 50-43 loss at the hands of No. 10 Ohio State (13-5, 26-7). “If someone had told me you’d get Michigan, Ohio State and Indiana and we’ll give you two out of three, I think I’d take it,” head coach Bo Ryan said. “But you always want that last one.” For most of the afternoon, it looked like UW might have enough in the tank to finish its surprising run in Chicago with a Big Ten Tournament title. The Badgers recovered from a sluggish start and went on an 18-2 run during the middle of the 1st half to turn a 13-6 deficit into a 24-15 lead. But the offense sputtered going into the locker room, allowing OSU to close within one on the strength of an 8-0 run. “We didn’t need to let them get some confidence going into halftime,” junior guard Ben Brust said. “I think that’s what we did a better job of the past two games; of us having the momentum and not the

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Sophomore guard Traevon Jackson led the Badgers with 12 points, but it was not enough as Wisconsin lost to Ohio State 50-43 in the championship game of the Big Ten tournament. other team.” Though Ohio State would regain the lead on the opening possession of the second half, Wisconsin continued to hang tough. After six ties and nine lead changes, the Badgers held a 41-39 lead when freshman forward Sam Dekker finished off a feed from fellow freshman George Marshall with 7:03 left in the game. But just 19 seconds later OSU junior forward DeShaun Thomas would tie the game at 41 with two free throws. After junior guard

Aaron Craft went coast-to-coast off a turnover on the next possession, UW was in a two-point hole and Ohio State was on its way to an 8-0 run with Wisconsin’s hopes for its first Big Ten title since 2008 quickly fading away. “They outworked us in the second half,” Dekker said. “They made looks difficult for us and we didn’t take advantage of the opportunities we had to make a comeback at the end.” The Badgers finished the game just 3-of-18 from 3-point range and

managed to shoot just 38 percent from the field overall. More importantly, Wisconsin failed to establish a presence in the post. While the Buckeyes scored 30 points in the paint, UW managed just 22, and this lack of inside presence ultimately proved to be the difference. Although UW was able to hold Thomas to just 17 points on 6-of19 shooting , the Badgers couldn’t complete enough stops to get the win while the offense was sputtering. Ohio State scored 13 of its 50

Steubenville case exposes worst in athletes’ arrogance

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Senior captain John Ramage scored a goal Friday in his last series at the Kohl Center as the Badger’s swept Minnesota-Duluth to advance to their first WCHA Final Five since 2010.

Badgers move on to Final Five By Brett Bachman the daily cardinal

The hardest games to win are the ones to end another team’s season. Wisconsin, who has been playing do-or-die hockey since November according to captain John Ramage, blew past MinnesotaDuluth in the first round of the WCHA playoffs, earning a bid to the conference’s Final Five tournament in St. Paul, Minn. It is the first time since 2010, Wisconsin will take the ice at the Xcel Energy Center for the singleelimination WCHA championship. The Badgers (13-8-7 WCHA, 19-12-7 overall) opened up play Friday with energy, keeping Duluth (10-13-5, 14-19-5) in its zone for the majority of the first five minutes. The next fifteen minutes of the period were another story, after UMD scored their first goal of the night at the 12:22 mark. UW seemed to regain some of the fire it possessed in the opening minutes after a goal by freshman forward Nic Kerdiles six minutes into the second period.  Another goal by Ramage, a senior defenseman, with five minutes left in the second period and

points on 2nd chance opportunities, with Wisconsin managing just four points on five offensive rebounds. “We didn’t take care of some stuff on the defensive end, especially rebounding,” senior forward Mike Bruesewitz said. “They had 13 second chance points and that was the difference in the game because we only had two.” The Buckeyes have been searching for a second scorer all year and on Sunday they found one in sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross. The Jackson, Miss., native stepped up to rescue a struggling OSU offense with seven points, all in the second half, and four rebounds in just 19 minutes of play.   With the chance for a conference title now in the rearview mirror, Wisconsin must quickly shift focus to the NCAA Tournament and a second-round matchup Friday with 12th seeded Ole Miss, the SEC Tournament champions. “They beat a team that crushed us earlier in the year,” Ryan said. “Ole Miss has shown they can do quite a few things.” After a grueling weekend featuring three games in three days against top-10 competition, the Badgers are fortunate to have a Friday matchup and a solid four days to rest and prepare for a difficult draw.

a little defense is all the Badgers would need to close out the victory, but when junior forward Mark Zengerle got the puck in the final seconds behind his own goal, he wasn’t about to let the opportunity go to waste. The goal was Zengerle’s third point of the night, adding to his assists on both the previous Badger goals. “[Zengerle] kind of knew in his mind they were tired,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “This time of year, to have an offensive guy feeling it from the inside out is a good thing for us.” Saturday night Wisconsin found its groove early once again, scoring three goals in the first eight minutes en route to a convincing 4-1 victory. According to Eaves, “great start” is the first thing he writes on the team’s board before games. “Stats tell us that the team that scores the first goal has the winning percentage in its favor,” Eaves said. “That great start put [Duluth] in a position they couldn’t get back from.” Junior forward Jefferson Dahl started the scoring 2:48 into the

contest, with junior forward Michael Mersch adding a second a little over a minute later. Not to be kept down for long, UMD sophomore forward Justin Crandall cut the Badgers’ lead to one 32 seconds later, scoring the Bulldogs’ only goal of the contest. Freshman defenseman Kevin Schulze closed out a hectic first eight minutes with a goal from the point, prompting Duluth head coach Scott Sandelin to pull his junior goalie Aaron Crandall, Justin’s brother, from the game. Late in the first period junior defenseman Jake McCabe left the game with a “lower body injury,” according to Eaves, and would not return to the contest. Duluth freshman goaltender Matt McNeely was able to settle the Bulldogs down until junior forward Tyler Barnes lit the lamp once again with a goal halfway through the third period, putting the cherry on top of a 7-goal weekend for the Badgers. “To finally get back to the WCHA Final Five, it’s huge for the guys,” Ramage said. “We’re excited to go and make some noise out there.”

he Steubenville rape trial, and Sunday’s verdict, has shed some light on the outof-control direction which athletics in this country seem to be heading. The conviction and sentencing of Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond is just another in a line of high-profile cases involving the sexual assault of a woman by athletes. It continues to confuse me why athletes think they can commit these acts and get away with them. Is it just because they are athletes? Do they believe themselves above the law? While I have failed to discover the underlying reason as to why athletes view themselves where they can do no harm, we as a society have empowered them to do so. A 2003 USA Today article reported there was a 32 percent conviction rate of resolved sexual assault cases involving an athlete. I understand this statistic may be misleading. Some of those cases may have been false accusations or had an extreme lack of evidence, things that happen often. However, this is still a shockingly low percentage. If an athlete takes a look at this number, they may start to think there is such a small chance of being convicted and there is nothing to worry about. And that is a problem. Following Sunday’s verdict, Yahoo! Sports reporter Dan Wetzel wrote of the Steubenville case: “Put in the spotlight was the local football team, which, critics said, allowed players to brazenly operate seemingly above the law for years. Social-media accounts, self-made videos, photos and classless text

messages exposed an entire world that seemed like a Hollywood script of a high school team out of control.” Wetzel’s words here strike at the very issue with sports culture in the United States. He wrote of the arrogance of athletes, in this case on the part of Mays, Richmond and everyone who turned a blind eye that night. I couldn’t agree more. The details of the case are horrifying. There are accounts of people failing to assist the victim prior to and during the crime. One friend of Mays and Richmond even testified saying he walked in on the act but did nothing about it, he just left. I am appalled at the level of indecency among these young men, young men who are so idolized by locals to the point where many adults even supply the indecency in the form of alcohol. Our society and everyone in it including you and me, are to blame for what happened to the victim that night. Not only has her life been destroyed in a way I could never imagine, two other people’s lives will never be the same again. The Steubenville case, is a case that the authorities handled perfectly and got it right. However, there are countless similar cases every year that go unreported. Even those that do get reported, two-thirds do not lead to convictions. Society has allowed athletes to develop a mindset of superiority making them believe they are above the law. As we saw in the Steubenville case, this leads to an unmatched arrogance and sadly, one more young woman has become a victim because of that. What do you think about athletes and thier supposed arrogance? Let Matt know what you think by emailing him at sports@ dailycardinal.com.


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1 Louisville

1 Kansas

Division I Men’s Bracket

16 Rnd 1 Winner

16 Western Ky.

8 Colorado St.

8 N. Carolina

9 Missouri

9 Villanova

5 Oklahoma St.

5 VCU

12 Oregon

12 Akron

4 Saint Louis

4 Michigan

13 New Mex. St.

Midwest

South

6 Memphis

13 S. Dak. St. 6 UCLA

11 Rnd 1 Winner

11 Minnesota

3 Michigan St.

National Championship

14 Valpariso

April 8, Atlanta GA

3 Florida 14 N. Western St.

7 Creighton

7 San Diego St.

10 Cincinnati

10 Oklahoma

2 Duke

2 Georgetown

15 Albany

15 FGCU

1 Gonzaga

1 Indiana

16 Southern U.

16 Rnd 1 Winner

8 Pittsburgh

8 N.C. State

9 Wichita St.

9 Temple

5 Wisconsin

5 UNLV

12 Ole Miss

12 California

4 Kansas St.

4 Syracuse

13 Rnd 1 Winner

13 Montana

6 Arizona

West

East

6 Butler

11 Belmont

11 Bucknell

3 New Mexico

3 Marquette

14 Harvard

14 Davidson

7 Notre Dame

7 Illinois

10 Iowa St.

10 Colorado

2 Ohio St.

2 Miami (Fla.)

15 Iona

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