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Global warming the ‘focus’ of campus, nation for a day By Whitney Newman THE DAILY CARDINAL

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As the UW Athletic Department finalizes its budget, officials said ticket prices next season should remain the same as this year.

BTN revenue to save sports fans money on tickets

UW-Madison planned to join over 1,400 colleges and institutions across the nation Wednesday to broadcast a live webcast to teach global warming solutions, but experienced technical difficulties during the presentation. Ryan Hanke, a UW-Madison student organizer, said none of the campus viewing locations at the Humanities, Psychology and Social Science buildings were able to show “The 2 Percent Solution” webcast. “I think because it was a live thing, there were just too many people trying to get on,” Hanke said of the nationwide broadcast. “If anything, it looks like a good sign that this many people were watching it.” Garrett Reiss Brennan, director of media and public relations for Focus the Nation, said

the purpose for the webcast was for students to “simultaneously participate with a million other students at the exact same time in learning more about global warming and what they can do about it.” According to Hanke, the webcast featured actor Edward Norton, among other environmental activists. He said UW-Madison would not re-broadcast the one-hour video, but that it would be available online. Organizers called Wednesday’s webcast the largest teach-in event in U.S. history. “We’re hoping that we can create enough of a buzz and enough of a stir so that the candidates running for president realize that they have to have a plan on climate change solutions,” Brennan said. All developed countries would have to cut

Focus the Nation The Global Warming Solutions Initiative plans to create a student-led platform addressing the top five solutions to global warming. The organization’s website has a link for people to vote on 10 possible solutions. The top five will be announced Feb. 13. Log on to focusthenation.org to vote and see the archived video of “The 2 Percent Solution.”

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UW Athletic Department officials said Wednesday ticket prices for football, men’s basketball and men’s hockey would likely remain the same in the 2008-’09 seasons. John Jentz, associate athletic director for finance for UW Athletics, said the department is in the process of finalizing its 2008-’09 budget to determine all sports ticket prices. “The cost of business goes up every year and one of our major sources of revenue is ticket prices, so to keep our revenues balancing our expenses we usually rely on ticket price increases,” Jentz said. “This year, we have the unique situation where we had the influx of the Big Ten Network funds and so we’re going to utilize that.” UW-Madison announced in November 2007 BTN generated more than $6 million in revenue for the university, $4 million of which went to UW Athletics. “One of the goals for the budget, which will be finalized at the end of February, is to have no ticket price increases anywhere,” Jentz said. Vince Sweeney, senior associate athletic director for external relations, said annual ticket increases at UW have been frequent in the past. “Raising ticket prices just to keep up is a pretty common strategy not only here, but around the Big Ten and around the country,” he said. “The emergence of the guaranteed money from the Big Ten Network has allowed us … to put together a budget that is fiscally responsible without having to raise ticket prices this year.” Although many Wisconsin fans with Charter or Time-Warner Cable still cannot view Badgers games on BTN, Sweeney stressed the department’s knowledge that “it remains a concern.” “We are not actively involved with negotiations, so we can’t really say how those are moving along, but we know that some of our fans continue to be frustrated,” he said. “We always remain hopeful that a deal will be struck it’s just a matter of when.” Jentz also outlined the department’s plans at a UW Athletic Board finance committee meeting Tuesday.

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WISPIRG members who organized the live showing of Focus the Nation’s “The 2 Percent Solution” webcast remain in 2650 Humanities after technical difficulties prevented students at three campus locations from viewing the video.

Senate Democrats push new economic proposal By Charles Brace THE DAILY CARDINAL

On Wednesday, Democrats in control of the state Senate unveiled their proposal to stimulate the economy, with the plan already facing opposition from the Republican-controlled Assembly. The plan, Wisconsin Invests Now, includes $50 million in funding for road construction and $5 million in technical college grants. Democratic leaders said the construction funding would create around 2,500 jobs. “We’ve seen how investing in our infrastructure strengthens the economy of our state so let’s stick with what works,” Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker, D-Weston said. Financial aid to UW and technical college students is increased by $1.3 million annually

under the plan. According to the plan, closing a tax loophole that lets businesses in Wisconsin not pay some taxes if their corporate headquarters are in Las Vegas would create $90 million to finance the proposal. Assembly Republicans and Gov. Jim Doyle each have their own separate economic proposals. Assembly Republican leaders reacted strongly in opposition to the Senate proposal. “Senate Democrats are pushing a ‘tax and spend’ agenda at the worst possible time,” Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch, R-West Salem, said in a release. “You don’t create jobs by taxing businesses.” Huebsch has previously stated that some of the initiatives in Doyle’s plan might be able to pass in the Assembly.

Areas of agreement include reducing taxes on certain investments and giving tax breaks for research and development. Doyle and Senate Democrats stated they agree on raising the minimum wage to $7.25, although Republican leaders oppose it. The Senate proposal is also similar to Doyle’s plan in that it seeks to increase funding for renewable energy, with the Senate proposal to increase renewable energy grants by $8 million annually. Jeff Buhrandt, spokesman for Democratic plan sponsor state Sen. Pat Kreitlow, D-Chippewa Falls, said Kreitlow is “hopeful [Senate Democrats] can reach some common ground” with Doyle and Republicans on the three different proposals.

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threat by boat strikes and habitat destruction. #2: Unlike a child, manatees can easily be reared by other manatees. That means never having to wake up at 2 a.m. for a late-night feeding or being hassled by a truancy officer about why your manatee is constantly absent from school. #3: Their little fins! #4: Unlike a dolphin or killer whale, you can be relatively sure you won’t face the shame of seeing your manatee turning tricks at Sea World 10 years down the road. #5: The legend of the mermaid is thought to have arisen from manatee sightings, at once a testament to both the rich mythology of the sea and also the abject loneliness of sailors. NOTE: There is a manatee named Ariel available for adoption. #6: Manatees are mammals, hence they have mammary glands. In the fight to save them, the taste of victory will be a tall glass of manatee milk. #7: As champions for their causes, global poverty has Live 8, world peace

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CHADBOURNE HALL OPENS KOSHER KITCHEN ADDITION Chadbourne Hall’s newly remodeled dining hall “Rheta’s” now features UW-Madison’s first kosher station, with all kosher foods prepared on site. Chadbourne also houses a convenience grocery store called “Now or Later” next to its seating area.

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Food vendors allowed to use generators By Ashley Finke THE DAILY CARDINAL

The Madison Vending Oversight Committee discussed several issues with the food vendors on State Street Mall during a Wednesday meeting. The first issue addressed concerned the prohibition of electric generators to run vending equipment on Library Mall. One of the major issues raised concerned the noise and air pollution caused by the generators. “Mopeds pollute that whole area far more than an occasional food vendor using their generator when there is a power outage,” said committee member Rosemary Lee, who opposed to the generator ban. Ald. Thuy Pham-Remmele, District 20, said generators give vendors the ability to keep food fresh and healthy for the public in case of an emergency. Pham-Remmele added that it would just make more obstacles for all if vendors are not allowed to use generators. “Vendors should have a generator because it allows versatility and if you are going to participate in a special event you don’t have to be next to an electrical outlet,” said Warren Hansen, street vending coordinator. “If your electrical source is out that day you have to shut down,” he said. The committee also discussed an amendment to an ordinance that would allow more than two hotdog vendors to be licensed as Mall/Concourse food vendors at one time. “The idea of limiting one kind of thing because you personally don’t think it is a big deal to make something like a hot dog or sausage is just not fair,” said committee member Hawk Schenkel. The committee voted to allow “emergency use or back-up generators” as well as permitting more than two hot dog vendors to be licensed. They also decided to adopt a rule assessing demerit points for food vendors who have been shut down by the Health Department during the previous season. Firsttime food vendors are now eligible for vacant food vending sites during the winter vending season.

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Two wounded in separate shootings, police say incidents are related The Madison Police Department is currently investigating three Wednesday shooting incidents which police believe to be related. A man was shot in his vehicle in an attempted armed robbery in the parking lot of Selective Video on the West Beltline Highway, according to the police report. MPD public information officer Joel DeSpain said the man was taken to an area hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police said a second man arrived at the hospital with

a gunshot wound to the leg shortly after the first victim. According to DeSpain, police believe the injury was selfinflicted and possibly a result of a scuffle inside the vehicle during the initial shooting. A third shooting took place in the area of South Park Street and West Badger Road. Shots were fired at a vehicle but no one was injured from the incident, according to DeSpain. No one has been arrested at this time, but investigators are questioning several people involved.

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A knife with what appeared to be fresh blood on it was found in the living room of homicide victim Joel A. Marino, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Madison Police Department public information officer Joel DeSpain said police also recovered a white stocking cap with a red ‘W’ on the front and a gray, new-looking backpack. Police believe the hat and backpack were likely in the possession of the ‘person of interest’ that is being sought in connection with the crime. DeSpain said the person likely

discarded the items shortly after the attack on Marino. The knife, cap, backpack and other items found in the home are being taken to the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory for forensic testing, according to DeSpain. He said police do not know if the recovered knife is the murder weapon. Police are investigating the possibility that the backpack was stolen from a student union or library on the UW-Madison campus. DeSpain said students should be aware that the crime scene is close to the downtown area.

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nation from page 1 pollution levels 80 percent by the year 2050, which equals a 2 percent reduction each year for 40 years in order to hold global warming to three to four degrees, Brennan said. Many state and national representatives are already involved with the project. According to the Focus the Nation website, presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., have publicly endorsed the program. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is also a public endorser of Focus the Nation, and will be speaking about his recent campaign “MPower Madison” at UWMadison’s teach-in events Thursday. According to Chief of Staff Janet Piraino, the goal of “MPower Madison” is to reduce the city’s carbon footprints by 100,000 tons in five years. “We’ve done a lot locally here at the city, but this is the first time we’ve gone out and asked our residents to join with us,” she said. UW-Madison’s campus, city and state-specific events Thursday will feature Cieslewicz and state Rep. Spencer Black, D-Madison, state Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, state Sen. Mark Miller, D-Monona and several faculty members. Black, said the national activity of Focus the Nation would be “very helpful” to educate the population about global warming, and will encourage citizens to be involved in the political process to make a change. “Young people have the most to lose in global warming because the very negative effects of global warming will be felt in the future,” he said. “I view this as an intergenerational issue. My generation is living more conveniently and being more wasteful of our resources, and the people who are going to bear the burden are the young people of today.” Black said metaphorically speaking we are just beginning to see the “tip of the iceberg” of global warming effects, but “the real impacts of global warming threatens to impact the lives of people who are in college right now.” “It’s their future that’s at stake.” Black said the number of nationwide participants in Focus the Nation events was “very significant” and would likely draw the state and federal governments’ attention. Piraino agreed, and said events like Focus the Nation “are the best way to go about solving a problem that’s as comprehensive and multifaceted as global warming.”

homicide from page 3 “It’s possible this person of interest was walking in the downtown campus area prior to this attack,” he said. DeSpain encouraged any students missing a backpack like the one found to contact the MPD. Police said they cannot rule out the homicide as a random crime at this point in the investigation. “There’s certainly nothing in Joel Marino’s background that he did anything that would have led to him being a victim like this,” DeSpain said. Marino, a 31-year-old Madison resident, was found wounded in an alley on South Park Street Monday. Police said he was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Results of an autopsy showed Marino died of “multiple penetrating wounds from a sharp instrument,” Dane County Coroner John Stanley announced at a Tuesday news conference. Marino’s family, friends and coworkers have set up a reward fund for information leading to his arrest.

STATE IN BRIEF Support shown for nanotech bills Two bills that aim to grow the nanotechnology sector in Wisconsin were debated in the state Assembly Wednesday. Nanotechnology is a field involving many different aspects of physics, mechanics, engineering and biology on the atomic level. The two bills were heard in a public hearing in the Assembly Jobs and Economy Committee. Assembly Bill 609 would increase funding for nanoscience teaching positions and equipment at UW-Eau Claire, UWStout and the Chippewa Valley

Technical College. The companion bill, AB 635, would create income and franchise tax credits for nanotechnology business expenses. Scott Rausch, legislative aide to state Rep. John Murtha, R-Baldwin, who helped author the bills, said there was exhaustive support for the bills in the Assembly. Rausch said the bills also gained support after they were mentioned in the “State of the State” address by Gov. Jim Doyle last week. The bills would cost roughly $6.2 million, Rausch said.

Anti-salvia bill moves to full Assembly A bill that would ban the sale of the hallucinogenic drug salvia divinorum passed out of an Assembly committee Wednesday. Assembly Bill 477 stops “manufacturing, distributing or delivering” the active chemical in the drug, which is currently legal in the state. The penalty is a $10,000 fine, though there is no crime for possession in the bill and the charges would not be considered a misdemeanor. “Too many young people have been lulled into experimenting with this drug because

it can be legally sold in stores and over the Internet,” said bill author state Rep. Sheldon Wasserman, D-Milwaukee, in a statement. State Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, chair of the committee that passed the bill, said it was likely to pass in the full Assembly. The bill passed in the Criminal Justice Committee 10-0. Kleefisch said laws have not been passed against the drug before now because it is still relatively obscure, though use is increasing in some parts of the state.

Cieslewicz endorsement opens after Edwards exits race for Presidency Former Senator John Edwards, D-N.C., officially dropped out of the 2008 presidential race Wednesday morning leaving Mayor Dave Cieslewicz unsure of whom he will endorse in the Wisconsin primary. Cieslewicz announced his decision to support Edwards in early November 2007 and has a history of support for the former senator. Cieslewicz previously supported him in the 2004 presidential race. Michael Blumenfeld, spokesman for the mayor, said Cieslewicz has decided that he will endorse another candidate following Edwards’ decision to withdraw his candidacy but has

not yet decided who he will support. “[The mayor] needs to take a little time to look at both candidates before he decides who he will endorse,” Blumenfeld said. “Edwards just dropped out [Wednesday] morning.” Blumenfeld said that Cieslewicz has “great respect” for Edwards and would likely take into consideration which candidate the former senator will now lend his support, adding there will be several factors affecting his decision. “Ultimately, he’s going to do what he feels fits his philosophy and what he wants to see happen with the country,” he said.

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The recent “no name” donation to the University of Wisconsin School of Business is shaking up how the public thinks about philanthropy.

THE UW BUSINESS SCHOOL DONORS The 13 donors listed below comprise the Wisconsin Naming Partnership. Two donors wished to remain anonymous. Each contributor donated a minimum of $5 million to join the partnership.

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hen students return to school next fall, they will be in the presence of a phenomenon unprecedented in the United States. The oddity, of course, is the Wisconsin School of Business—named not after a single donor or alum, but rather for its affiliation with UW-Madison. In fall 2007, the University of Washington-Seattle changed the name of its business school to honor Michael G. Foster, after receiving his family’s $50 million donation. At the start of this semester, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business managed to keep its name through $85 million in donations from 13 different alumni. The difference, from the perspective of Michael M. Knetter, dean of the UW-Madison School of Business, was that he wanted to avoid picking favorites. As he read the Foster School of Business press release, he felt as if UW-Seattle was trying to convince readers that this particular alumnus was worthy of naming the entire school. “Wisconsin is the kind of place where ... we tend to have more of a team approach to a lot of things,” Knetter said. “I got the idea that ... maybe people would be interested in an alternative approach rather than find someone who is then anointed forever as the icon of successful business. We have a lot of successful alumni and they’re all very different.” As Knetter talked with alumni about donating, he said he began to feel as if he wanted to come up with an alternative to the traditional system. “Implicitly, you’re saying that nobody else is that good, and I wouldn’t want to compare our alumni like that,” said Knetter. “Once you pick one person, that’s suddenly it ... other people are excluded.” According to Russell N. Howes, the vice president for legal affairs and planned giving at the University of Wisconsin Foundation, under

the traditional model for giving, one donor makes a lead gift and subsequently names a university chair, building, school or project after himself, with some room left for others to give and receive recognition as well. Additionally, Howes mentioned that the new “no-name” gift alternative “will primarily be used to preserve the tradition and history of departments, schools and colleges.” Making history As well as preserving history, the 13 alumni who contributed to the “no-name” gift also made history: The gift is the first of its kind to a business school in the United States and marks the first gift to include unrestricted funds. “In terms of gifts from individuals, our school had never received a single unrestricted gift,” Knetter said. “So to get 13 of them ... that’s a lot.” Some have questioned whether such a large donation is really necessary. However, Cynthia Jasper, professor of consumer science, insisted it is. “I think that colleges, schools and universities are depending more on charitable giving than they have in a long time,” Jasper said. “In the past, the state would pick up a bigger part of the cost.” Jane Allyn Piliavin, ConwayBascom professor Emerita of sociology, agrees. “As a liberal, I find it reprehensible that so much that should be covered by the government [such as] support for higher education ... in this country is not,” Piliavin said. “Thus, individuals who have the means and care must step in.” Jasper and Piliavin both called this gift unique. And though they agreed that a one’s upbringing, sense of moral obligation, religious beliefs and even desire to be recognized for charitable giving could all play a part in their decision to donate to a charitable cause, none could pinpoint a reason for this enormous change in type of donation. “A lot of times, philanthropists will look back on their own lives and see what was important for them, such as their education ...

They look back on what did make a difference and they give according to that,” Jasper said. “The fact that they gave to the business school as opposed to another school, that does say something about their values and what they want to promote here at the university.” Some think, however, that a system that relies on donations can be erratic and make necessary tasks, like budgeting, very difficult. “I wish they would give some of it to the College of Letters and Science, where over 85 percent of the undergraduates take their classes,” Piliavin said. The best of intentions? Jasper mentioned that, aside from being unpredictable, donations made in order to name something after the donor can also change the meaning of the gift. “There is another motive,” she said. “There is some personal gratification just to give but also to have others know that you have contributed.” Piliavin agreed: Although donors often choose to donate to institutions that “have meaning in the context of their lives,” she cited tax exemption benefits as a large motivation for philanthropists. The incentive value of tax laws, according to Piliavin, is proof that charitable giving is not entirely altruistic. Howes said he believes there are as many motivations as there are givers, and each philanthropist should be recognized and appreciated for his or her gift. “I don’t see charitable giving as ever being selfish,” Howes said. “I deal with tax deductions on a daily basis and no matter how you do the math, when somebody makes a gift, they have fewer resources left after the gift than they did before.” All of the donors listed as part of the Wisconsin Naming Partnership on the UW-Madison School of Business site are already connected to the university; each earned either a Bachelor of business administration or a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics. After dismissing the idea that donations are made in search of recognition, Howes went on to explain what he felt is the more relevant

question: whether the educational services being delivered are any different because a school is named or not named. “If I had given 85 million to have the name Russ Howes put on the School of Business,” Howes said, “the monetary effect on the School’s ability to educate students would arguably be the same as that produced by this group of donors who have been willing to be part of the ‘no name’ gift.” Howes explained “there are upsides and downsides” that come with the recognition philanthropists receive. Although the press often views them favorably, many other charities may view them as potential donors and begin soliciting them for gifts. Not “no name” forever For the dean of the School of Business, the altruism of the “noname” gift was never an issue at all. Knetter fully expects that once the 20-year lifespan Wisconsin Naming Partnership has passed, an alumnus may make the lead gift on another School of Business project to have his name put on the school. “It’s not like we think this naming thing is out of hand and beneath us or something or that we’re morally superior,” Knetter said. “In fact, one of the donors, Sheldon Lubar, named the business school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. And I think that’s great. This was just a different idea for us.” Even if the School of Business does not continue with this different idea, Jasper said she’ll understand. “Even if someone wants to have their name on a building, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re being selfish,” she said. She expressed a hope, however, that the school of business will continue in its new vein, starting a trend for other schools to keep their affiliation. Howes agreed. “I would hope that it is a trend. I think that it is good for all institutions of higher education to think about this model.”

1. PAUL COLLINS • earned a BBA in 1958 • retired vice chairman of Citigroup 2. WADE FETZER • earned a BS degree in economics in 1953 • retired partner of Goldman Sachs 3. PETE FRECHETTE • earned a BS degree in economics in 1961 • chairman of Patterson Companies 4. JON HAMMES • earned an MS degree in real estate from in 1974 • chairman and CEO of Hammes Company 5. TED KELLNER • earned a BBA degree in finance, investment and banking in 1969 • chairman and CEO of Fiduciary Management 6. PAUL LEFF • earned a BBA degree in finance in 1983 and an MS in finance in 1984 • co-founder and chief investment officer with Perry Partners, Ltd. 7. SHELDON B. LUBAR • earned a BBA degree in 1951 and a JD in 1953 • founder and chairman of Lubar & Co. 8. JOHN MORGRIDGE • earned a BBA degree in 1955. • former chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems 9. AB NICHOLAS • earned a BS degree in economics in 1952 and an MBA in 1955 • chairman and CEO of the Nicholas Company 10. JOHN OROS • earned a BBA degree in marketing in 1971 • managing director of J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC 11. H. SIGNE OSTBY • earned a BBA in marketing in 1975 and an MBA in 1977 • former vice president of marketing for Software Publishing Corp. Source: www.news.wisc.edu


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As the Superbowl approaches, New England and New York food battle it out By Eunice Abraham THE DAILY CARDINAL

It has been a record-breaking year for the NFL, topped by the New England Patriots’ undefeated 16-0 season and the Green Bay Packers’ Brett Favre setting NFL career records in touchdowns, passing yards and, of course, interceptions. The playoffs were filled with electrifying plays but ended with an upset of the Packers. Two colossal teams, the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, are left standing and will face off Feb. 3 at Super Bowl XLII. Even though we will not know until then which team will reign supreme, why not put their hometown foods to the test? New England clam chowder and New York thin crust pizza go head-to-head in four different categories: Nutrition, Fan Favorites, Playbook Secrets and Super Bowl Party Snackmeter. Let the showdown begin. Nutrition It is difficult comparing two foods as different as night and day, but one thing to look out for is nutritional value. Truth be told, neither option is really all that healthy. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website, one cup of New England clam chowder contains an estimated 165 calories. The New York Times claims a thin crust slice of pizza from Ray’s of Greenwich Village amounts to 613 calories. Even though Ray’s is the least healthy of all New York pizza, the numbers can vary according to the restaurant or brand, so it is important to look at other factors. Of course, there are ways to make both dishes healthier. A typical bowl of clam chowder contains a milk base, potatoes, onion, sometimes bacon or salt pork and, of course, clams.

For starters, you can toss out the bacon or pork. Adding other vegetables, such as corn, carrots or celery also adds to the nutritional value. New York pizza is characterized by its fluffy crust and wide thin slices topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Less cheese and veggie toppings can make the pizza healthier. Both dishes can be made healthier, on a purely numberbased race, clam chowder edges out pizza. —Advantage: clam chowder Fan Favorite Now that we know which food is healthier, it is time to assess the popularity. Just because a bowl of clam chowder is more nutritious than a greasy slice of pizza doesn’t mean it’s a hit across the board. Let’s face it, not everyone is as health-conscious as Food Network’s Jamie Oliver. In this popularity contest, clam chowder has a slim chance of winning. The chief ingredient of clam chowder ironically causes its main downfall. A creamy bowl of soup may warm people up, but a taste for clams must be

acquired. New York pizza, in its barest form, is hardly questionable to the average Joe as far as taste goes. Plus, think of the number of places around the country that specialize in pizza alone. You don’t see half as many chowder houses outside of the east coast. With chains like Famous Ray’s backing it up, New York-style pizza has a more everyday appeal than clam chowder. —Advantage: New York pizza Playbook Secrets Okay, so it’s a tied game. That

means it is time to assess the versatility. Although these signature dishes have a basic form, there is always room for creativity in these recipe books. As mentioned previously, there is room for more vegetables in New England clam chowder. New York thin crust pizza can be topped with as many vegetables or meat as one desires. You can also experiment with the cream base of clam chowder, trying lighter or thicker milk. Even though you cannot lose with New York’s traditional pizza, you can experiment with a wheat-based flour instead or add

some different cheeses to the mix. There are so many plays you can make with both dishes that you can’t go wrong. —Advantage: tie Superbowl Party Snack-meter Wow, it is still a tied game. This last category decides it all, and there is no better way to put these hometown favorites to the test than at a Super Bowl party. No Super Bowl is complete without snacks, so which food ranks higher on the snackmeter? Is it the rich, hearty clam chowder? Or is New York’s thin crust pizza? One way to add a twist to your Super Bowl party is by having your very own showdown, pitting the creamy New England clam chowder against the tomato-based Manhattan clam chowder. But let’s be real now, how many Super Bowl parties serve up soups? It’s all about the junk food at these functions. New York pizza fits in well among the chips, soda and booze. Plus, you can get just as creative by throwing a New York-style dessert pizza into the mix. Replace the tomato sauce and mozzarella with whipped cream and fresh fruit slices, such as peaches, strawberries and blueberries. Or you can top the thin dough crust with apple pie filling, or make a candy pizza with chunks of candy bar toppings. —Advantage: New York pizza

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The supreme culinary question: are you really what you eat? EMILY BISEK ‘em, ‘em good

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ately, I have been grappling with the question of whether you really are what you eat. Does eating pork make you a pig? I enjoy a nice juicy burger from time to time. Does that make me a cow? Crab legs also tickle my taste buds. Does this combination make me a crabby, porked-up cow? I like to think not. This stream of thinking leads to trouble and confusion. Others may choose to think of food consumption in terms of counting calories. I’m not a math major and, therefore, refuse to count that high every day. Instead, looking at food symbolically makes more sense. Toss aside logical reasoning and first impressions. Dig a bit deeper into your dinner mate’s soul as he or she tears into a bowl of macaroni and cheese covered in mustard. What can that possibly mean? I don’t think I want to ponder what cheesy, mustard-slathered car-

bohydrates symbolize. But, a quick glance at a short list of favorite foods can tell you more about a person than any Facebook profile. Take me as Exhibit A in this short case study. No. 1 on my list of favorite foods comes directly from my Grandma. Being the proud Czech I am, a table setting of pork loin, dumplings, sauerkraut, gravy—a.k.a liquid heart attack—and fresh baked rolls rocks my world harder than YouTube footage of Rusty the narcoleptic dog running merrily about and suddenly crashing into the dirt. My mouth salivates as I grab for the utensils and my mother wraps a bib around my neck. Pork and dumplings is a good old fashioned home cooked meal filled with butter, fat and strips of lard. Screw a dainty 10-course meal with dainty dishes and even daintier proportions. Slap some fat on my plate, and eventually on my thighs, for some flavor and comfort. I guess this means I’m not dainty or impressed with tiny silverware. I’m a home grown girl with home grown taste buds and a love for my grandma. Second on my list of all time

favorites is the one-of-a-kind pancake. Who can refuse a pile of dough covered in sugary syrup? The dentist has informed me my sweet tooth and Buddy the Elf’s are comparable in size, but everyone can appreciate sweetness at breakfast. That’s why 24hour breakfast joints were invented— to please the 24-hour sugary pancake addiction. It’s kind of like making crack available to addicts 24/7.

This also may explain my love for big-voiced gospel music, rap lyrics and extreme heat.

The pancake is simple, original, sweet and cheap—just like me. Pancakes don’t cause controversy or disrupt the status quo. They are standard and always appreciated. I bet in the year 3050, you will be able to zoom your little flying car into Perkins and order a pancake. You can’t mess with a classic,

unless you trash it up with lots of fluffy junk like whipped cream and flavored butter. That makes the classic seem more like Dolly Parton instead of Audrey Hepburn. Just one glance at Dolly’s daily changing wigs and breast size takes away an appetite. Everyone naturally prefers to be compared with Hepburn. Third on my list of favorite foods is barbecue anything. I could list off more possibilities than Forrest Gump’s old chum Bubba. Strap a bib on, grab some wet naps and plow into a pile of sweet meat. Barbecue is great in all of its dirty ways. I like to think I have more soul than the average Midwestern girl, and barbecue hits the soulful spot. This also may explain my love for big-voiced gospel music, rap lyrics and extreme heat. It’s all tied together through a deep serving of beef brisket. Juicy beef covered in sauce means more than a delicious meal. Barbecue is all about putting some extra tender loving care into your meal and being humble. Heck, some places will just plop a pile of meat on a table covered in wax paper and let you

have at it. The table action can look more like trashy women fighting for Bret Michael’s attention on “Rock of Love.” Now that’s scary. I’d take the table of barbecue over that any day.

Strap on a bib, grab some wet naps and plow into a pile of sweet meat.

This analysis reveals that I am not dainty, cheap or scared of Bret Michaels. That sounds about right. Food can say a lot about a person once you consider it. Well, my mustard-covered macaroni and cheese is getting cold, and I don’t want to leave my olives waiting for dessert. Perhaps I don’t even want to know what that all means. I’m done psychoanalyzing for the day. If you also consider yourself a crabby, porked-up cow and need someone to share a meal with, e-mail Emily at bisek@wisc.edu.


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hole Foods Market recently instituted a nationwide program of reusing bags while eliminating disposable plastic bags. Their goal is to fully dispose of these plastic bags by Earth Day this year. This trend is not unique to Whole Foods. The Chinese government passed a law banning free plastic bags countrywide in June, while the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a ban on the use of plastic bags in large supermarkets and pharmacies. Other methods suggested nationally including a tax or surcharge for the use of plastic bags. Disposable plastic bags pose a great threat to the environment. They fill landfills without quickly breaking down, and their eventual breakdown releases toxins into the environment. Discarding these bags as litter further endangers the environment.

UW-Madison has the opportunity to be an ambassador of change for raising environmental awareness.

Also of importance is the nearly 430 million gallons of crude oil needed to produce the bags used in the United States each year. UW-Madison has the opportunity to take another step forward in its “WE CONSERVE”

program by eliminating the use of plastic bags in university-affiliated stores. University Bookstore and Underground Textbook Exchange should follow suit.

Disposable plastic bags fill landfills without quickly breaking down, and their eventual breakdown releases toxins into the environment.

Substitutions can range from anything to recyclable paper bags or reusable canvas bags—a popular option for environmentally savvy shoppers. Students purchasing books could also simply utilize their book bags. The short walk from the cashier to the locker is worth the savings. Rather than facilitating a common problem, UW-Madison has the opportunity to be an ambassador of change for raising environmental awareness. Although international efforts to ban plastic bags exist, there is still not enough awareness to warrant change. UW-Madison can take that step and inform the student body of the problems plastic bags pose through their own removal of the bags from their inventory. The problem is significant while the solution is easy: UW-Madison needs to take the next step in conservation and ban the use of plastic bags in its stores.

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fter the Alcohol Licensing Density Plan passed last fall, I’m sure many of us hoped the crackdown on alcohol use in Madison would die down. Although we didn’t support it, we eventually accepted the fact that no new bars would be in town anytime soon. Well, they’re at it again, and it’s a familiar foe—Capital Neighborhoods, Inc. In a report presented last Thursday, the neighborhood association made many recommendations hoping to “reduce downtown drunkenness and related crime and violence,” according to the report’s title. Through increased prices, increased enforcement and less density, CNI looks to fit the university into its own little Madison mold. “Raising taxes and fines, along with ‘cracking down’ on underage bar patrons, will not stop students from drinking,” said Ald. Eli Judge, District 8. “Instead, it will, in my opinion, drive them to dangerous house parties in the neighborhoods CNI is trying to maintain.” If that argument sounds familiar, it’s because it is. Students, led by Judge, made the same argument against the ALDP in September, but unfortunately not enough people listened. If you thought that plan was bad, this one goes even further—way further. The worst of the recommendations calls for a 20-percent increase in alcohol prices in areas with high alcohol-related crime. According to CNI President Ledell Zellers, they aren’t “exactly sure how prices would increase.” “We hope that attorneys and city officials will help us figure that out,” she said. What it would come down to is increasing alcohol taxes and abolishing the cap on license fees, which combined will make bars more expensive to run, thus forcing

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them to raise prices. Aside from the obvious negative implications for small businesses, higher prices will not stop students from drinking but will, as Judge said, push them into unregulated house parties, often in CNI neighborhoods. If CNI’s concerns are noise, violence and property damage, an increase in prices will be quite counterproductive.

Initiating a system based on quotas only takes muchneeded police resources off the streets.

The CNI report also hopes to crack down on underage drinking, which is undoubtedly a problem in this city. Their solution: Double the number of citations for underage drinking and fake IDs from Madison and UW Police and double the disciplinary actions taken by the university. “The law is an effective deterrent only if individuals who are tempted

to break the law are fearful of getting caught,” Zellers said. “Currently, many students break alcohol-related laws without consequences. Heightening enforcement will decrease alcohol over-consumption and related property destruction, disturbances, violence and other crime.” Although this would help, initiating a system based on quotas is not the answer—it only takes muchneeded police resources off the streets, where they can prevent violent crime, and into house parties and bars to bust underage drinkers. Quotas put the onus on police to take action when action may not be necessary. It also places undue burden on the underage drinkers who practice moderation and are not a problem in Madison. Police and students have a fairly good relationship in this city because we know as long as we don’t get out of control, police aren’t likely to take action. As a student, the threat of a ticket doesn’t scare me as much as the threat of the back of a squad car if I do something stupid. In addition, considering half the arrests downtown from Thursday to Saturday are not even students, according to MPD Lt. Joe Balles, one has to wonder how effective this solution can be when it ignores half the problem. UW-Madison has already made great strides in preventing crime through programs like Neighborhood Watch and by increasing lighting on dimly lit streets. These non-alcoholrelated policies have made the city safer by focusing on criminals, not the 19year-olds who just want to have a few drinks and not cause any problems. Although CNI’s recommendations do not hold any legal sway over the city council or the university, this doesn’t mean students shouldn’t get involved and make their voices heard. At the final ALDP meeting in September, only three students showed up to voice their opposition, something Judge is sure to work on improving. Seeing as we’re a tremendous constituency in Madison, especially in CNI neighborhoods, we can’t make this mistake again. I urge you to get involved and show CNI, the university and the City Council it’s time to listen to students. Erik Opsal is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. Please send responses to opinion@dailycardinal.com.


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Beeramid

By Ryan Matthes beeramid_comic@yahoo.com

© Puzzles by Pappocom

Mega Dude Squad

By Stephen Guzetta and Ryan Lynch rplynch@wisc.edu

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.

Boys go to Mars to get more candy bars. Women go to Venus to...

Dwarfhead and Narwhal

By James Dietrich jbdietrich@wisc.edu

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Today’s Crossword Puzzle

The Crackles

Carla! Carla! What? What’s wrong?

Anthro-apology

By Simon Dick srdick@wisc.edu I just beat Musical Instrument Hero on Expert!

Hey... all the cute girls at the Chadbourne Desk think I’m cool...

Ugh... you are such a nerd

By Eric Wigdahl wigdahl@wisc.edu

Answer key available at www.dailycardinal.com LET’S RECYCLE

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1 Lesser Antilles island 6 “Out of Africa’’ author Dinesen 10 Shoe insert 14 Up till now 15 Composer Bartok 16 French possessive phrase 17 Fusion weapon 18 Pt. of QEII 19 Demolish 20 Old soda machine feature 23 Tanzania city 26 Wordsmith Webster 27 Ending for “switch’’ 28 Faltering sounds 31 Put a top on 35 Russian-born author Rand 36 Rush week grp. 37 Beach Boys hit 38 Cell phone user’s query 41 Trade associations? 42 Nike rival 43 End to an exam? 44 Short pen name? 45 Guitar master Paul 46 One who’s next in line 47 Doctor’s order

50 Wedding reception tributes 52 Intangible wealth 57 Imported wheels 58 One who minds his manors? 59 “Drink to me only with __ eyes ...’’ 63 Caruso number 64 Trick 65 Beyond what is natural 66 Exhibit an inclination 67 Netherworld river 68 Answers an invitation DOWN

1 Close grained wood 2 Roy of a film title 3 Close encounter vessel 4 Cane material, perhaps 5 Ivied lattice work 6 “A likely story!’’ 7 Do a clerk’s job 8 Non-national 9 Simple wind instrument 10 Subject a commuter may rail about 11 Neighbor of Yemen 12 Move like goo

13 Wedding cake level 21 Zodiac sign 22 Designer Picasso 23 China piece 24 Early IndoEuropeans 25 Lady gangster 29 ___-jongg 30 Basketball coup 32 Currencies 33 “Consider it done’’ 34 Some Trump buildings 36 More affectionate 37 Skating great Yamaguchi 39 “For shame!’’ 40 Fifth in NYC 46 Some diner side orders 48 Gushes forth 49 Characteristic 51 Frisky swimmer 52 Teen’s exam 53 Bern’s flower 54 Prerequisite for gain? 55 Paris airport 56 Move a muscle 60 Kupcinet or Cross 61 Tuck partner 62 Wide shoe widths

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Actors Emma Geer and James Ridge portray Anne and Otto Frank in “The Diary of Anne Frank.” The cast delivers a fresh, moving performance of the book we all read in high school. By Andrew Hirshman THE DAILY CARDINAL

The beginning of 2008 marked the 75th anniversary of the Nazis’ rise to power in Germany, and 4,000 odd miles away it also marked the opening of the Madison Repertory Theatre’s latest production “The Diary of Anne Frank.” A recent article in The New York Times mentioned how the anniversary has given Germany another moment for somber reflection and highlights the relevance that still exists in the play, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama more than 50 years ago. The issues the play addresses, such as anti-Semitism, are still around, and the persecution of its characters mirrors the recent events in Kosovo and Sudan. For those who did not read “Anne Frank” during middle or high school, the entire play takes place in the attic of a warehouse in Holland,

where Anne’s father, Otto Frank, was once a business partner. The Nazis have invaded Holland and begun to round up the city’s Jewish population for deportation to various death camps. This is the impetus that makes two Jewish families—the Franks,

Although the play is still relevant more than 50 years after its release, it is a relevance many have already explored...

Van Daans and, later, a Jewish dentist named Mr. Dussel—live together in a storage attic for a number of years, assisted by two of Mr. Frank’s former business associates, Miep Gies (Carrie Coon, recently in Anna Christie) and Mr. Kraler (Jesse Michael

Mothershed). Joe Varga, the scenic designer, did well by creating a multileveled space that comes off as oppressively cramped, while still allowing enough nooks and crannies for the characters to be alone and draw our attention. Since the families must hide above an operational factory, no one can make any noise or even go to the bathroom during the daytime hours. The most inventive part of this production, directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray, comes during the show’s intermission. The lights go up, but the actors never leave the stage, break character or even acknowledge the intermission. They just go about their lives in the warehouse. It’s in this moment, as we rise, stretch and in some cases go to the bathroom, that we become aware of the basic freedoms and liberties denied to the characters on stage. It is within this constant state of

tension that the characters interact throughout the play, and there are some fine performances. Mrs. Van Daan—the flirtatious, shallow and brilliant cook—is played terrifically by Mary Ambrosavage, and James Ridge (last seen in Talley’s Folly) performs well as Mr. Frank. Anne, the play’s protagonist, is played with a near-perfect level of early teenage petulance by an actual 13-year-old, Emma Geer. The stand-out performance, however, is given by Jack Forbes Wilson, whose nuanced and charming portrayal of Dussel gets more out the character than seems possible. The problem with this production is not the acting—which easily rises above any of the previous performances of the play—nor its direction, which is competent and often insightful, but in the very play itself. Although the play is still relevant more than 50 years after its release, it is a relevance many have already explored in our

middle and high school humanities classes. Earlier this season, when The Rep put on “Death of a Salesman”—a play of similar age and popularity in America’s classrooms—there was a major difference. “Death of Salesman” is a classic that can become richer with every exposure. Sadly, if you have already read or seen “The Diary of Anne Frank,” you may just want to skip this production and look over your high school notes instead.

‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ where: The Overture Center in the Playhouse when: Feb. 1-3. Fri.: 7:30 p.m., Sat.: 4 p.m., & Sun.: 8 p.m. how much: Starting at $16 Check: www.madisonrep.org

Anna shows feminine pride, tackles prejudice in book business ANNA WILLIAMS williams shakespeare

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BS is currently showing movie adaptations of all of Jane Austen’s novels, which means her work has been receiving a resurgence of attention. Unfortunately, a fair amount of this attention includes idiotic comments. For instance, Marie Claire called her the original chick-lit author, while Newsweek compared her work to an old-fashioned “Sex in the City.” I vomited in my mouth a little. Despite what seems to be a common assumption, there is nothing light and fluffy about Austen. Her books are intense studies of character and critiques of society, and a

dark tone lurks beneath the romantic plotlines and clever dialogue. Poverty, unhappy marriages, hypocrisy and social isolation are themes of many of her novels. So why do so many people regard Austen as merely a chick-lit author? Are they just not very astute readers? Possibly. But I think it is part of larger, disconcerting trend in literature. In general, I am not against the term “chick-lit.” It aptly describes a whole genre of books with bubbly covers that are just an excuse to name-drop designer shoes, like “The Devil Wears Prada.” But this term also gives me pause because it seems that it could be used to categorize any book that appeals to a female readership. Testing my supposition, I went to the Barnes and Noble website and searched under “chick-lit.” The majority of the 700-plus titles that came up could be unquestionably categorized as chick-lit, such

as “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” However, sprinkled among these light-as-cotton books were Amy Tan’s “One Hundred Secret Senses,” Jane Hamilton’s “A Map of the World” and even Margaret Atwood’s Booker Prize winner, “The Blind Assassin.” Oh yeah, and “Middlemarch.”

...no “dick-lit” section exists in book stores, and John Grisham is certainly given more weight in the book world than Sophie Kinsella.

I can only hope that these books ended up there by accident. One can only imagine some poor woman’s shock when she opens her package from Barnes

and Nobles and digs into George Eliot’s “Middlemarch,” expecting to find the tale of a socialite searching for the perfect shoes to wear during the unpredictable March weather, and instead finds herself reading a dense novel examining the psychology of society in 19th century England. But whether placed there by accident or not, it is troubling that these books are categorized as chick-lit. It suggests that any book written by a woman about a woman can be immediately demeaned as shallow and lacking any literary merit. Not surprisingly, no books written by men about women, like Arthur Golden’s “Memoirs of a Geisha,” were included on that list, despite containing just as many characteristics of chick-lit, if not more, as “One Hundred Secret Senses.” Furthermore, no counter-category exists for books

written by men about men. Sure, the term “dick-lit” has been thrown around, yet no “dick-lit” section exists in book stores, and John Grisham is certainly given more weight in the book world than Sophie Kinsella. One could argue for days over which books cross the line into chick-lit, but that would miss the point. This all just points to the larger problem: books by women, especially if they are about women, do not get the same respect as books by men. If even Jane Austen can be demeaned as a mere chicklit author, the literature world still has a long way to go as far as equality is concerned. Looking for ways to change these chauvinistic stereotypes or just hoping to see a “dick-lit” section at Borders featuring Tom Clancy, Ian Fleming and Michael Crichton? E-mail Anna your suggestions at akwilliams1@wisc.edu.


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UW looks to stay hot in Big Ten By Scott Allen THE DAILY CARDINAL

After winning both Big Ten games since classes resumed last week, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team is looking to continue its Big Ten recovery against Indiana Thursday. The Badgers are 10-9 overall with a 3-6 conference record after defeating both Penn State and Northwestern by more than 25 points at home last week. Wisconsin carries momentum from Sunday’s 75-45 win against Northwestern after dominating the game from tipoff, holding a 40-13 lead at halftime. UW made 48 percent of its field goals while Northwestern scored on only 29 percent. Senior guards Jolene Anderson and Janese Banks were the leading scorers, accumulating 24 and 15 points, respectively. “I’ve got a very confident team right now understanding that it starts on the defensive end,” head coach Lisa

swing from page 12 ing and moving around to get open. For some reason, screening is not as highly regarded in college basketball as it used to be. Every once in a while a player will be guarding someone during a full-court press and will get side-swiped by a big body. But other than that, screening has devolved into running close to another player and never really making contact. Good screens are key to the swing offense and are one thing the Badgers did not do well at Purdue. Another key is to just get open on your own, either by backing a

Stone said. The Hoosiers are ranked fifth in the Big Ten at 5-3 and lost to Michigan 65-54 last week. Indiana guards Jamie Braun and Kim Roberson and forwards Whitney Thomas and Amber Jackson have each averaged over 10 points per game this season. Thomas, a junior, was named Big Ten Player of the Week after snagging her 700th career rebound last week. Although nearly half the points scored by Wisconsin this season have been made by Anderson or Banks, freshman forward Lin Zastrow is becoming a major force on offense. Zastrow had her breakout game against Ohio State Jan. 20, and since then she has scored a season-high 16 points against Northwestern and is averaging 13 points in her last three games. UW has beaten Indiana only twice in the 26 times they have faced off in Bloomington, Ind., and Stone said the key to stopping the trend is to get points on the board quickly.

“What has been our demise in the last few years down there is a slow start,” Stone said. “We’ve got to [be] able to score, able to get some early confidence, have a strong start.” Stone said sophomore point guard Rae Lin D’Alie, the “engine” of the team according to Stone, has improved her jump shot and created more options for the Badger offense. “A lot of teams, what they do because she’s five-foot-three, is they back off her and limit her vision into the post,” Stone said. “So they back off with their hands up thinking she can’t [go] inside, so she has to shoot that shot.” After Indiana, UW will get another chance against most Big Ten rivals starting with a rematch against Penn State Sunday. “This is a big week for us,” Stone said. “It’s a big midpoint of the season where we can make some noise.” —uwbadgers.com contributed to this report.

defender down and then quickly changing direction, or just running around in a group of players, hoping your defender gets lost or confused. Neither of these things happened Saturday, as the Wisconsin players on the wing opposite the ball were usually standing or halfheartedly walking their man to the baseline. In this situation, the easiest—and often most profitable—thing to do would be for the post to back screen the wing man’s defender to create some confusion. Unfortunately, the Badgers never really did this with any authority.

The swing offense is a dying breed in college basketball and seems to be the offense of choice for small high school teams in Wisconsin. If ran correctly, with almost military-point accuracy, it can work well and be difficult to defend. But unless Wisconsin shows more effort in getting physical with the opposition and refreshes itself on the basic building blocks of basketball— such as back screens, movement and even the pick-and-roll—Wisconsin basketball fans may not be “grateful” for too much after this season. If you’re still waiting for Bo Ryan to bust out that new offense, e-mail Nate at ncarey@dailycardinal.com.

tennis from page 11 No. 41 Rice one day before taking on the Badgers. The Demon Deacons (2-0) opened their season with impressive victories in back-to-back road contests at No. 38 William & Mary and No. 45 Old Dominion. Sophomore Cory Parr and freshman Steven Forman, both ranked in singles and doubles, are Wake Forest’s top players. Women’s Tennis The UW women’s tennis team will attempt to successfully follow up a strong opening weekend this Saturday as it heads to Blacksburg, Va., to take on No. 63 Virginia Tech in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Badgers (2-0) took down Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois in consecutive matches last weekend. In head coach Brian Fleishman’s dual-match debut, UW

freshmen from page 12 points and draft eligible, sounded like he did not expect to put up the numbers he has. “Coming into the season, you don’t expect many goals, many points, not much ice time,” he said after practice Wednesday. Turnbull—who was benched for a game earlier in the season, getting a message from Eaves to “step it up a bit”—has three points over the five games, including his only conference goal of the season. He framed his freshman year as a positive learning experience. “I think performance-wise, it’s tough as a freshman to come in and play a lot and do a lot of great things,” Turnbull, a third-round pick, said. “But it’s a big learning experience,

defeated the Eagles 5-2 Friday afternoon and followed that with a 70 sweep of the Huskies Saturday morning. Two freshmen, Emese Kardhordo and Jessica Seyferth, began their UW careers with two singles victories apiece. The Hokies (2-0) also recorded a pair of successful dual matches over the past weekend. Virginia Tech took out Georgia State and Furman, 6-1 and 4-3, respectively, in two Saturday matches played in Greenville, S.C. The Hokies won five of six doubles matches to take the doubles point in each dual match. The Badgers’ next opponent features a roster with four international players, including No. 1 singles player Yasmin Hamza, a freshman from Cairo, Egypt. In addition, Tech assistant coach Nicholas Mueller is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh and a former volunteer assistant with the Badgers. and I think so far we’ve done pretty well. The stuff we learned earlier is hopefully going to transfer over to the second half of the season and we can get a little more productive.” Goloubef and Dolan have each assisted on goals during the unbeaten streak. “I think we’ve all adapted and we’ve all pushed each other to be the best we can be right now,” said Goloubef, who cited his own improvement in the defensive zone. Despite playing behind the three first-round picks who are fellow freshmen, Goloubef said that the other first-year players don’t feel overshadowed. “We’re all equal,” he insisted. “Everybody’s treated equally here. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-rounder or you’re not drafted at all.”

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Badgers, Bulldogs in a fight for fourth By Nate Carey THE DAILY CARDINAL

The No. 11 Wisconsin men’s hockey team will take to the ice this weekend at the Kohl Center against the No. 12 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in a series whose outcome will resonate throughout the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Both the Badgers and the Bulldogs are currently tied for fourth place in the WCHA, making this weekend’s two-game series an important matchup that could possibly launch one squad into reaching distance of the top-three WCHA teams— Colorado College, North Dakota and Denver—while dropping the other toward the bottom of the conference.

“It’s going to be a battle, and I think we’re ready for it.”

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“I think it’s going to be a good, hard-fought series, just like the WCHA’s been all year,” UW freshman defenseman Cody Goloubef said. “I think we’re just going to have to come and play hard, play smart and hopefully come out on top.”

Wisconsin is coming off of a three-point weekend against rival Minnesota, during which the Badgers battled back from an 0-2 deficit Saturday to take a point from Minnesota in the 2-2 tie. Minnesota-Duluth went to Lowell, Mass., last weekend and swept the then-No. 16 Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks. The Bulldogs are 4-6-2 on the road this season but have turned things around as of late, going 2-1 on the road since Jan. 1. On offense, the Bulldogs are led by junior forward Nick Kemp and junior defenseman Jason Garrison, who tie for the team lead with 14 points. Defensively, sophomore goaltender Alex Stalock will mind the net. Stalock owns a record of 10-8-6 and is giving up an average of 2.18 GAA with a save percentage of .919. Wisconsin, on the other hand, is led by freshman forward Kyle Turris. The New Westminster, B.C. native leads UW with 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists). Junior forward Ben Street (11, 13) comes in a close second with 24 points, three of which have been game-winning goals. In the net for the Badgers will be junior Shane Connelly. Connelly has been the rock of Wisconsin’s defense lately and will look to continue his strong play this weekend. Connelly is currently 10-10-3, with a save percentage of .913 and an average of 2.5 GAA. “I used to play up in Duluth

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Michael Davies and the Badgers are 3-0-2 in their last five games. for high school, and I used to watch them play,” freshman forward Podge Turnbull said. “I think it’s going to be a lot of fun, getting to play against a team you’ve watched quite a bit. It’s going to be a battle, and I think we’re ready for it.” The most intriguing matchup of the weekend could very well be the goalies, who bring two distinct and different styles to the ice. Connelly rarely leaves the crease, while Stalock has been known to leave the net unattended for staggering periods of time. “It’s going to be a great weekend. It’ll be interesting to see,” freshman forward Patrick Johnson said. “It’ll be a big battle. Every

point counts.” With points being hard to come by in the WCHA, it will be interesting to see how much the contrasting styles of play between Wisconsin and Minnesota-Duluth come into play. Wisconsin will try to show some flash and speed, while Minnesota-Duluth will try to grind out two wins or at least a split in Madison. The opening puck-drop will occur at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Friday’s affair will be aired live on FSN North, while Saturday’s match will be shown on WISC-TV. Both games will be tape-delayed on Wisconsin Public Television.

This weekend, the No. 28 UW men’s tennis team will begin a treacherous five-match road swing with non-conference duels against No. 14 Wake Forest and No. 20 North Carolina State. The Badgers (4-0) started their spring campaign last Saturday and Sunday with four consecutive home victories, including three 7-0 sweeps. UW failed to capture the doubles point in a match last Sunday against Northern Illinois but rebounded to defeat the Huskies 5-2 in its most challenging matchup of the season thus far. For the next three weeks, UW will face its toughest non-conference stretch of the season and arguably its most difficult run of the year. The Badgers will take on four opponents ranked in the top 35 in the ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings. Louisville, the Badgers’ fourth opponent during the stretch, is ranked No. 58 in the same poll. Wisconsin will face North Carolina State on Saturday and then travel 100 miles east to Winston-Salem, N.C., to take on Wake Forest. The Wolfpack (3-0) have dropped just one singles match in three dominating victories despite the absence of a singles player ranked in the top100. However, two of their players, junior Jay Weinacker and senior Nick Cavaday, are highly ranked doubles players. N.C. State will play host to tennis page 10


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Wisconsin’s loss to Purdue last weekend put an abrupt end to its 10-game winning streak, but the No. 13 Badgers can put their season back on track with a crucial Big Ten victory over the No. 11 Hoosiers Thursday night at the Kohl Center. Both teams will be especially hungry for an in-conference victory, as the Badgers and Hoosiers were both upset in losses last Saturday. The Badgers (6-1 Big Ten, 16-3 overall) fell on the road to Purdue by a score of 60-56, while the Hoosiers (6-0, 17-2) were defeated at home by the UConn Huskies, 68-63. The Hoosiers are a balanced squad with big playmakers both inside and on the perimeter. Senior forward DJ White has been consistent in the post for the Hoosiers, averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds per game this season. Another standout is Freshman of the Year candidate and Big Ten leading scorer Eric Gordon. Gordon has been spectacular for the Hoosiers this season, averaging 22 points,

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three rebounds and three assists per contest. At Monday’s press conference, Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan expressed his praise for Gordon’s high level of play. “There’s a lot of guys that have some natural ability, athletic ability, but it’s what you do with it,” Ryan said. “And Eric Gordon has definitely been one of those guys that has worked at his game. He is that kind of all-around player that comes along every once in a while.” However, Ryan also emphasized Wisconsin’s need to not put too much focus on Gordon defensively because of Indiana’s other weapons. “[Indiana has] a lot of other players too,” Ryan said. “That’s what makes it tough. You can’t just gear on one.” In the Badgers’ last contest against Purdue, the team stayed strong defensively, holding the Boilermakers to just 38 percent shooting. However, Wisconsin seemed flustered on the offensive side. The Badgers shot an uncharacteristically low 39 percent from the field, while they have shot 47 percent total for the entire season. Additionally, Wisconsin shot just 12-of-

19 from the free-throw line. Senior guard Michael Flowers and sophomore guard Trevon Hughes will need to play at a high intensity defensively to limit Gordon’s production, as well as Indiana freshman guard Jordan Crawford and sophomore guard Armon Bassett on the perimeter. Both guards are averaging double-figure point totals for the Hoosiers at 12 and 11 points, respectively. Wisconsin will also look to avenge its last matchup against the Hoosiers, a 71-66 loss exactly one year ago in Bloomington, Ind. Senior center Brian Butch had just three points in that contest, and Wisconsin will need Butch to step up offensively to matchup with White. Butch is coming off an impressive 20-point, 13-rebound performance against the Boilermakers. Thursday night’s tipoff is set for 8 p.m. Following the game, the Badgers will have little time to recover, as they must travel to Minnesota for a Sunday afternoon matchup with the Gophers.

uring the then-No. 11 Badgers’ 60-56 loss to Purdue last Saturday, one thing was apparent: Purdue was not going to allow ball reversal. To most, that might not seem to be very important. In fact, the casual basketball fan who picks up the newspaper to check out the box score probably doesn’t even know what ball reversal means. But when running an offense such as Wisconsin’s swing, ball reversal is imperative. Wisconsin’s swing offense needs ball reversal in order to work. Without ball reversal, the ball-side post cannot back-screen the man at the top of the key, which is important because it allows him to cut to the basket in hope of receiving a pass for an easy layup, or allowing the post to step out and swing the ball to the other side, starting the process all over again. The swing offense is not terribly complicated and in fact is very easy to defend. But if the Vince Lombardi mentality is brought to the swing offense— Lombardi’s Packers of the ’60s only ran a few offensive plays but ran them to near perfection—it can be nearly unstoppable. However, that “if” is enormous. Against Purdue Saturday, Wisconsin was unable to execute the most basic principle of its offense: swing the ball. Purdue used its hustle and energy to block passing lanes and overcompensate on ball screens, forcing Wisconsin to move its offense away from the basket and partially into a state of panic. Wisconsin had 13 turnovers against the Boilermakers, and many of them came at the hands of poor clock management and forced shots. The most troubling aspect of the loss was Wisconsin’s lackluster performance in the areas of screenswing page 10

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Two notes of interest surrounded the freshman class of the Wisconsin men’s hockey team before it opened play last year. The one that probably generated the most buzz was the fact that three first-round picks from the 2007 NHL Entry Draft would be on board for the upcoming Western Collegiate Hockey Association season. The other was the unusually large size of the freshman group, an unprecedented nine players, making the Badgers the youngest team in the conference. As the Badgers get set to take on Minnesota-Duluth this weekend in a series that will determine the rightful owner of fourth place, they can thank a contribution from the “other freshmen,” players who have not

been as much the subject of attention this year but nonetheless have made their mark. According to head coach Mike Eaves, the Badgers’ lesser-known freshmen have met his expectations, especially since the beginning of the second semester. “I would say so,” said Eaves, when asked if he was getting the production and improvement he needed out of freshmen like Patrick Johnson, Cody Goloubef, Sean Dolan and Podge Turnbull, all of whom have played at least 17 of the 18 WCHA games this season. “It was easy for us as coaches to say the first half is going to be tough because we’re just plain young,” Eaves said. “But they’ve come back, like most freshmen second semester, and have grown up a lot.” During the team’s hottest streak

of the season—the Badgers are 3-0-2 over the last five games—the freshmen without the first-round pick cachet on the team have made an impact. Johnson, Turnbull, Dolan and Goloubef all have points to their names during that five-game span, which has propelled the Badgers into a tie for fourth place. Just six games ago, UW was trying to stay upbeat in the WCHA’s eighth spot. The biggest contribution has come from Johnson, who has put together a run of six points over the five games. His effort in Saturday’s game against Minnesota—in which he played a hand in both goals, allowing the Badgers to come back from a 2-0 deficit—brought him WCHA Rookie of the Week honors. Johnson, fourth on the team in freshmen page 10


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Leuer key to Wisconsin as Steinbauer flourishes on the an outside scoring threat court with positive attitude By Ryan Killian COURTSIDE

During the 2007-’08 season, many players have stepped up on different nights to lead the Badgers men’s basketball team. On Jan. 2, 2008, in the Big Ten Conference opener at Michigan, that player was freshman forward Jon Leuer. Leuer came off the bench to score a gamehigh 25 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the floor and went a perfect 5 for 5 from beyond the arc. Leuer’s 25 points were the highest in school history for a freshman in his Big Ten debut. Leuer’s ability to play both on the perimeter and in the paint made him one of the top recruits in the 2007 class in the state of Minnesota. Leuer grew up playing guard until he grew nine inches and added 70 pounds within a two-year span in high school. Leuer is from Long Lake, Minn., and played for Orono High School. As a senior he averaged 23.2 points per game and 12 rebounds per game and was second team all-state and first team all-conference while also being selected to the Minnesota All-Star game. Leuer was not being recruited by many major programs until the spring of 2006. After growing nine inches, Leuer was able to maintain his outside jumper and the ability to get up and down the floor while also developing and working in the post. Leuer was ranked as the 82nd overall high

school player in the country and ranked as the 23rd overall power forward in the country by rivals.com. He was recruited by Louisville, Notre Dame, Indiana, Wisconsin and his home state school of Minnesota. Leuer ultimately chose the University of Wisconsin. “I didn’t know too much about [UWMadison] until I came down for an unofficial [visit],” Leuer said. “I kept in touch with the coaches and had a good relationship with them, and that’s what ultimately influenced my decision.” Early on in the season Leuer established himself as a key part of the Badgers’ eightman rotation, consistently getting 10 or more minutes per game. Leuer came off the bench to spell veteran post players such as Brian Butch and Marcus Landry and to provide the Badgers with more quickness and an offensive weapon both in the post and beyond the arc. “I think having a guy come off the bench and be able to put up some big numbers helps us out as a team tremendously,” senior forward Brian Butch said. “First of all, he is a scorer, and the main thing is he is a great passer. He can see the floor well and hit guys that are open for easy buckets.” Leuer burst onto the scene in crucial games at Duke and at home against leuer page 2

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Although it’s only her first season in Madison, freshman post player Tara Steinbauer has made an impact on her team. Her on-court skills have flourished but what has set her apart is the positive manner in which she conducts herself with both teammates and coaches. “Tara Steinbauer brings a tremendously bubbly attitude,” head coach Lisa Stone said. “She is a joy to coach. She is delightful on and off the floor and she is one of the toughest players we have. She brings us energy and she brings us a smile.” Steinbauer came to Wisconsin from Bloomington, Minn., where she earned all-state honors. In 2006 she led her high school to a runner-up finish in the state tournament and her AAU team to a ninth place national finish. She did not take long to make an impact on the college level, scoring nine points and collecting eight boards in her first college game. By the start of December, she had broken into the starting lineup. An injury sidelined Steinbauer for three games, but she remained undeterred. After returning, she worked her way back into a starting spot which she has held for the past six games. Steinbauer’s coaches describe her as someone who easily takes instruction and really tries to learn the nuances of the

game. She is also known as someone who is fearless and won’t back down from bigger, stronger players who challenge her. “Steinbauer brings a lot of energy,” senior forward Caitlin Gibson said. “She’s always getting in the middle of things and pushing people around.” It is her friendly disposition, however, that really makes Steinbauer endearing to many of her teammates. “Her personality is just very outgoing, very inclusive of everybody ... Right when you meet her you feel like you’ve known her for years, and I think that allows people to be comfortable with her out on the court,” freshman point guard Alyssa Karel, who played on Steinbauer’s AAU team, said. “It’s a relaxing relationship.” Karel went on to say that the nature of Steinbauer’s relationship with teammates allows her to critique others and be critiqued in a constructive, friendly way. Steinbauer first tried her hand at basketball in third grade when, as she put it, “I got too big for gymnastics, ballet and ice skating.” Her father was her childhood coach, but it was in high school, after she began lifting weights, when her game truly escalated. This season she has played 15.7 minutes per game due in no small part to her willingness to do the little things and steinbauer page 3


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Badgers need a win to make up for loss at Purdue By Scott Kellogg COURTSIDE

Coming off its first conference loss last Saturday, Wisconsin must prepare for an important game as the Badgers welcome Indiana to the Kohl Center Thursday. Wisconsin’s loss to Purdue over the weekend put the Badgers’ Big Ten record at 6-1, which puts them in a three-way tie for second place in the conference with Purdue and Michigan State. All three teams are a half game behind Indiana (6-0), who is now the only undefeated team in the conference. Not far behind the cluster is Ohio State, with a 5-2 record. Thursday’s game is important because of Wisconsin and Indiana’s current position in the conference. A win for the Badgers means Wisconsin will leapfrog Indiana into first place. A loss would increase Wisconsin’s deficit behind Indiana and make winning the conference that much more difficult. Indiana, ranked No. 11 in the nation, is also coming off a loss over the weekend against an unranked opponent. Indiana fell to Connecticut at home, and the result was only the second loss of the season for the Hoosiers. The Hoosiers and Badgers met once last season at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers upset the then-No. 2 ranked Badgers, dealing Wisconsin its first conference loss of the season. And

Indiana’s victory snapped Wisconsin’s 17-game winning streak. Even though Indiana knocked off the Badgers last year, the Hoosiers are an improved team this season. “They’ve added the right pieces and everything has fit in really well,” assistant coach Howard Moore said. One of those pieces is freshman guard Eric Gordon, a great scoring threat for the Hoosiers. As a freshman, Gordon is averaging 21.7 points per game, which is first in the Big Ten. Gordon is also shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc. “He’s a great shooter,” Moore said. “And [more] importantly, he’s unselfish.” Another player to keep an eye on for Indiana is fifth year senior, D.J. White. White, a 6'9", 250-pound forward, could give Wisconsin trouble in the paint. Last year White was instrumental in the Hoosiers’ victory over Wisconsin, scoring 16 points. This season White is leading the Big Ten in both rebounds and field goal percentage, averaging 10.2 rebounds per game and shooting 61.5 percent from the floor. White is also scoring 16.8 points per game, which is third in the conference. The Badgers will have their hands full trying to contain the two Indiana standouts. “We have a defense based on help, so obviously we won’t let it rest on the shoulders of one guy [to stop them],” Moore said. The Hoosiers’ explosive offense ranks first in points scored per game, three point percentage and free throw percentage, and second in field goal percentage. Moore listed a number of players besides Gordon and White that have contributed to Indiana’s

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Offense The Hoosiers have the highest scoring offense in the Big Ten. They bring to a potent, youthful offense to Thursday’s contest led by freshman guard Eric Gordon and senior forward D. J. White, who rank first and third in the Big Ten in scoring, respectively. Although Gordon and White have received much hype for their scoring ability, the Badgers must also make sure that sophomore guard Armon Bassett is a non-factor. The Badgers can hold their own on the offensive side of the court as well; Indiana and Wisconsin hold the top two scoring margins in the Big Ten. To balance the Hoosiers’ guard attack, Badgers’ senior center Brian Butch needs to have a solid outing in the paint. Further, the Badgers must take advantage of their chances at the free-throw line, as Indiana has the highest free-throw percentage in the conference. Advantage: Indiana

Defense Fear not, Grateful Red. Indiana may have the highest scoring offense in the Big Ten, but Wisconsin has the conference’s best scoring defense, allowing a mere 54.7 points per game, along with the conference’s highest rebounding defense and the second-highest field goal percentage defense. Indiana head coach Kelvin Sampson is a blue-collar type of coach (his nickname is “Mr. Blue Shirt” for his attire) who bases his coaching philosophy primarily on defense. Too bad he does not have Wisconsin sophomore guard Trevon Hughes on his team, who is currently second in the Big Ten in steals per game. With Gordon and White, Indiana is an offense-oriented team. Offense wins games, but defense wins championships. Advantage: Wisconsin

Coaching The Hoosiers are led by the aforementioned second year head coach Kelvin Sampson. Sampson brought Indiana 19 years of Division I men’s basketball coaching experience from Washington State and Oklahoma. Sampson’s many achievements at Oklahoma include nine straight 20-win seasons in the Big XII and a trip to the 2002 Final Four, where the Sooners lost to Indiana (go figure) in the national semifinals. Additionally, Hoosiers assistant coach Ray McCallum served as an assistant coach for the Badgers men’s basketball team in the late 1980s. Still, Sampson’s time at Oklahoma was riddled with recruiting controversies, and McCallum did not coach under Bo Ryan’s system, either. And Bo knows how to win at the Kohl center. Sampson lacks Ryan’s consistency and experience in Big Ten play. Advantage: Wisconsin

Overall Wisconsin and Indiana came into this season as two teams going in opposite directions. Wisconsin went back to the drawing board after losing its primary offensive weapons, while Indiana brought high prospects to the hardwood, including a shot at the Big Ten Championship. The Badgers have indeed quelled their critics while the Hoosiers have lived up to their expectations. Both teams carried an AP top-25 ranking into last Saturday’s contests—and both lost to unranked opponents. Now, Thursday’s match-up between the two squads has become a crucial piece of the puzzle for either team’s journey to the Big Ten title. Indiana brings superior talent to the game, but with a 91-5 record at the Kohl Center under Bo Ryan, home-court advantage will even the score. Advantage: Even / — Joe Skurzewski

than assists this season, meaning he still has work to do in terms of distributing the ball and creating opportunities for his teammates. Wisconsin may decide to pressure Gordon into situations where he must find an open teammate for Indiana to score. However, the Badgers cannot count on shutting down Gordon and the Hoosiers and will have to shoot the ball well to keep up offensively and remain competitive in the game.

leuer from page 1 Marquette, in which he scored 12 and nine points, respectively. At Duke, Leuer was a lone bright spot and demonstrated his ability to score in the post and be aggressive on the boards. Coincidentally, against Marquette Leuer showed his ability to extend defenses by going 2 for 2 behind the arc, keeping the Badgers close. Now, almost halfway through the Big Ten schedule, Leuer has shown his ability to score and make great passes, but like most freshmen, has been inconsistent at times. “Jon as a ballhandler and passer has really emerged and his feel for the game has really improved, obviously [he’s] shooting the basketball pretty well at times,” assistant coach Howard Moore said. “He hasn’t knocked down a few of those shots that he did earlier, but he still is a guy that is a threat out there and he can really stretch the floor for you on the offensive end and he gets tough rebounds at times. He needs to get stronger, and that’s one of the things he has improved at, but once he gets stronger and more seasoned he will be a heck of a player.” Leuer is averaging 4.9 points per game and is shooting 50 percent from the floor as well as a blistering 52.4 percent behind the arc despite recent struggles. Leuer, being a prototypical player for the swing offense, will continue to improve and see more time as the season progresses. “I just want to keep getting better and keep working hard,” Leuer said. “You can’t get too high when you play well and you can’t get too down when you play poor, because you’re going to make mistakes and you have to learn from them.”


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ver the course of my childhood, I attended quite a few Milwaukee Bucks games. I don’t remember them ever being a top contender in the NBA, but even if the Bucks were a traditional juggernaut, I would still probably start thumb wars with myself rather than watch the game. My parents would spend a lot of money just to go to the games. Our seats were never that great, either. I could never read the numbers on the players’ jerseys. I realized that I needed glasses when I got to college, but nonetheless, the top-story balcony view in sports arenas is not as exciting as the top-story balcony view in downtown Chicago. It was during my teenage years that I realized the importance of teamwork, hustle and pure love for the game. Most professional basketball teams lack at least one of these three traits. It seems like most of the players are most concerned about getting paid a lot of money, scoring shoe endorsements with top brands and being the most selfish role models in society today. Believe it or not, there was once a time when professional basketball was not so ridiculous

and boring to watch. I, like most other sports fans my age or older, have had the opportunity to watch Michael Jordan lead the Chicago Bulls past the John Stockton and Karl Malone on the Utah Jazz in the late 1990s. Those are three basketball players who appeared to have pure love of the game. You could see their palms sweating. You could see their hearts were racing when you looked into their eyes. And this was before High Definition Television. I look into the eyes of the players representing NBA basketball today, and all I see are dollar signs. What ever happened to the Jordans, Stocktons and Malones of the basketball world? Or how about men like Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson? I can only name a handful of ball players who appear to care more about winning than the number of points they put up on the scoreboard. The 2004’05 Detroit Pistons were the only team I have seen in years that believed in teamwork, and what do they have to show for it? A Larry O’Brien championship trophy from the NBA Finals. College basketball, fortunately, still appears to be truly competitive. These young men have not been teased with seven-digit pay checks yet, so maybe that is the reason why I can sit through a whole Badger game without wanting to run onto the court and show the players how to pass the ball when they are triple teamed.

Another perk to college basketball is the student section. NBA teams lack this kind of spirit. The student section and band lead their own cheers rather than the jumbotron and loud speakers telling the fans when to yell “Charge!” It drives me crazy to hear circus instruments try to play music while the NBA games are in action. Although each circussounding melody only lasts as long as the 24 seconds on the shot clock, the music rarely improves during the next possession. And since we are on the topic of shot clocks, no wonder NBA games seem rushed. The players barely have enough time to work the ball around for a nice shot. Instead, most of the players will only get to touch the ball once per possession, if that. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why these so-called professionals feel like gunning up a shot every time they lay their fingers on the ball. NBA basketball does not have to be this annoying to watch, however. I am a firm believer that great trends tend to repeat themselves. Let’s just hope the classiness of the past makes a return in the near future. And let’s hope the short shorts that some of those classy basketball players wore stay in the past. If you are going to an NBA game any time soon and would like to brush up on your thumb war skills, e-mail Crystal at crowns@wisc.edu.

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Freshmen Lin Zastrow, Tara Steinbauer and Alyssa Karel have been filling their roles well this season.

steinbauer from page 1 embrace her role. She does not focus on points and numbers but tries to set screens and play physical defense. Steinbauer said having Karel as a teammate eased her transition from high school to college. “Alyssa’s been my rock through all of this, and I think she’d say the same about me,” Steinbauer said. “When practice is maybe hard and I feel like ‘Can I really fight through all this?’ she’s always there being like ‘Yes, you can. ’” Stone, however, has a different take on the strides that Steinbauer has made this season. “I think a lot of it is maturity,” Stone said. “She is somebody everybody likes to be around, and when you have other people around you that like to be around you, you find com-

fort in that, and then all of a sudden you become more mature.” That maturity has translated to some solid numbers on the court. Steinbauer is averaging 5.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. She is also leading Wisconsin in shooting percentage, hitting 56.4 percent of her shots from the floor. Though Steinbauer’s injury could have put a damper on the strong start of her career, she persevered by doing the selfless jobs like setting picks, cleaning the glass and making life difficult for opponents in the post. Although these things do not show up on the stat chart, they show the kind of teammate and player Steinbauer is. “This is a young freshman that has overcome a lot of things in her first year as well as the pressure of playing in the Big Ten,” Stone said. “She handled it very well.”


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team roster

No. 1 2 3 4 5 13 20 22 23 24 30 32 24 44

Name Armon Bassett DeAndre Thomas D.J. White Brett Finkelmeier Jordan Crawford Jamarcus Ellis A.J. Ratliff Lance Stemler Eric Gordon Brandon McGee Mike White Eli Holman Adam Ahlfeld Kyle Taber

Pos. G F F G G G/F G F G F F C G F

Ht. 6-1 6-8 6-9 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-8 6-4 6-7 6-6 6-9 6-0 6-7

AP National Rankings 1. Memphis 2. Kansas 3. Duke 4. North Carolina 5. UCLA 6. Georgetown 7. Michigan State 8. Tennessee 9. Washington State 10. Texas 11. Indiana 12. Butler 13. Wisconsin

14. Stanford 15. Xavier 16. Marquette 17. Drake 18. Vanderbilt 19. Florida 20. Saint Mary’s 21. Pittsburgh 22. Mississippi 23. Texas A&M 24. Kansas State 25. Mississippi State

Wt. 176 295 251 180 195 200 188 210 215 220 232 210 193 226

Yr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr.

team roster

Hometown Terre Haute, Ind. Chicago, Ill. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Carmel, Ind. Detroit, Mich. Chicago, Ill. Indianapolis, Ind. Columbia, Ind. Indianapolis, Ind. Chicago, Ill. Springhill, La. Richmond, Calif. Indianapolis, Ind. Evansville, Ind.

No. 1 2 3 12 14 15 21 22 24 30 32 34 43 44 45 52

Name Marcus Landry Wquinton Smith Trevon Hughes Jason Bohannon Tanner Bronson Brett Valentyn Morris Cain Michael Flowers Tim Jarmusz Jon Leuer Brian Butch Greg Stiemsma Kevin Gullikson J.P. Gavinski Joe Krabbenhoft Keaton Nankivil

Pos. F G G G G G G/F G F/G F F/C C F C G/F F

Ht. 6-7 5-11 6-1 6-2 5-11 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-6 6-10 6-11 6-11 6-7 6-11 6-7 6-9

Wt. 222 200 193 203 170 193 210 183 200 208 235 260 240 255 220 245

Yr./Elg. Jr./Jr. Fr./Fr. So./So. So./So. #Sr./Sr. So./Fr. Jr./Jr. Sr./Sr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. #Sr./Sr. Sr./Sr. Jr./Jr. So./Fr. Jr./Jr. Fr./Fr.

Hometown Milwaukee, Wis. Milwaukee, Wis. Queens, N.Y. Marion, Iowa Glendale, Wis. Verona, Wis. Milwaukee, Wis. Madison, Wis. Oshkosh, Wis. Long Lake, Minn. Appleton, Wis. Randolph, Wis. Stillwater, Minn. Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Sioux Falls, S.D. Madison, Wis.

Schedule

Big Ten Stat Leaders Scoring Gordon, IND Claxton, PSU White, IND Morgan, MSU Harris, MICH

21.7 17.5 16.8 16.6 16.2

Assists Butler, OSU Neitzel, MSU Thompson, NU Walton, MSU Ellis, IND

6.3 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.5

Rebounding White, IND Suton, MSU Claxton, PSU Butch, WIS Pruitt, ILL

10.2 8.5 8.4 7.8 7.7

Steals Nolen, MINN Hughes, WIS Johnson, MINN Moore, NU Kramer, PUR

2.4 2.1 1.9 1.9 1.8

Date Jan. 22 Jan. 26 Jan. 31 Feb. 3 Feb. 6 Feb. 9 Feb. 13 Feb. 16 Feb. 20 TBA Feb. 28 March 5

Opponent Michigan @ Purdue Indiana @ Minnesota @ Iowa Purdue @ Indiana Minnesota @ Illinois @ Ohio State Michigan State Penn State

Result W 64-61 L 56-60 8 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 p.m. TBA 8 p.m. 8 p.m.


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