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Michelle Obama pushes female, youth activism By Sara Lieburn THE DAILY CARDINAL

Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, visited Madison

Monday and spoke to voters about the important role of women in the 2008 election. She and Barack made several stops in Wisconsin Monday to encourage

Obama promises focus on student loans, energy Michelle Obama discussed the importance of young people in the upcoming election during a teleconference Monday. She said young people have played a major role in how far her husband’s campaign has come and grassroots actions have been crucial for Sen. Barack Obama. “[Young voters] are the true movement for change but the work is not over yet,” she said. This coming election will determine the course of an entire generation, according to Obama, and young voters need to express their values and priorities on Election Day. There are so many choices made in the White House that affect young voters and the Obama campaign has plans for many of those issues, Obama said.

She said the campaign focuses on issues from student loans and Pell Grants to developing renewable resources to achieve energy independence and ending the war in Iraq responsibly. According to Obama, it is not accidental that there are a lot of young people working for her husband’s campaign and many students have found a voice through it because they know what is at stake. “The next president will be inheriting crises here and abroad, which is why [the campaign] is focusing on young people’s voices,” Obama said. She said young people need to register to vote and become informed voters no matter which candidate they support. —Hannah McClung

female, grassroots-level activism leading up to the 2008 election. Michelle Obama said the way for women and their communities to create change is to work on electing Barack as president. “We have within our reach an opportunity to rebuild our world at some level … the first thing we must do is get Barack to the White House,” Obama said, adding, “While we love the fellas, women can get it done.” Obama also drew attention to the role of young people, calling them “the backbone of the movement for change.” She argued that her husband can relate to the needs of the middle class, contrary to his competitor, Republican presidential candidate John McCain. “The issues that are at stake in this election aren’t just political issues, they’re personal, and I know Barack gets it because he’s been there,” Obama said. Other speakers at the rally included Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and UW-Madison senior


Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, spoke in Madison Monday on the role of women in the election. Vickie Pietrus. Each speaker emphasized the potential difference women could make in the November election. They said making such a great impact begins simply with individual voter registration and discussing the election with neighbors. Cieslewicz said U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., plays an important role in election. “It was Hillary Clinton who stepped to the microphone [at the

Democratic National Convention] and very graciously reunited our party behind Barack Obama,” Cieslewicz said. Pietrus, who works for the Obama campaign registering voters, knocking on doors and hosting events, introduced Michelle as “a mentor for young people.” “I’m inspired by her sincere interest in supporting women like me, who are working hard against the odds to achieve their dreams,” Pietrus said.

Doyle speaks at Stem Cell Summit By Megan Orear THE DAILY CARDINAL


Colored flags adorn Bascom Hill to raise awareness about racial and ethnic diversity within the UW-Madison student body.

Gov. Jim Doyle highlighted Wisconsin’s important role in the stem-cell industry during his keynote speech at the World Stem Cell Summit in Madison Monday. Doyle said he was honored Wisconsin was chosen to host the summit and proud of the state’s early and prominent role in stem-cell research. “In working together to move science forward, we are advancing our most fundamental understanding of life sciences, and we are working to bring breakthroughs from the labora-

tories to the patients,” Doyle said. He said there has been a political battle in Wisconsin over the ethical aspect of stem cells, but it never hindered the progress made in the state. According to Doyle, Wisconsin values research and considers the advancement of science a high priority. “The battle, in political terms, is really over in this state,” Doyle said. “The people of Wisconsin chose science over religion and politics.” Researchers greatly consider the moral elements of stem-cell research and must remind people of how

carefully decisions are made, according to Doyle. Doyle said while Wisconsin has made important advancements in the stem-cell industry, it has never been about winning a competition against other states. He said it is more important to advance science overall, and that breakthroughs in Wisconsin could lead to advances throughout the country. “Whether there’s a winner or loser, Wisconsin is going to be a major factor in stem-cell research for many, many doyle page 3

UW to look beyond Plan 2008 at day-long Diversity Forum

UWPD, housing officials say elevator problems not uncommon

By Rory Linnane



UW-Madison faculty and students will attend the ninth annual all-day Diversity Forum at the Memorial Union Tuesday. In 1998, the university attempted to improve diversity on campus with the creation of a 10-year plan, “Plan 2008: Educational Quality Through Racial/Ethnic Diversity.” The program’s goal included increasing diversity within the UW-Madison community and lessening the achievement gap by 2008. During the Diversity Forum, students and faculty will ana-

lyze the successes and failures of the plan, as well as discuss how to move forward, with the forum’s theme, “Beyond Plans and Promises: Active Leadership for the Future.” University Communications spokesperson John Lucas said this year’s forum is one of the most interesting forums the campus has had in a long time. “They’ve been well-produced and very interesting, but this one has multi-focus,” Lucas said. In addition to focusing on moving beyond Plan 2008, this diversity page 3

By Kelsey Gunderson After three UW-Madison students were caught in a Sellery Hall elevator Sunday night, university officials said dorm elevator breakdowns are a frequent problem on campus. According to University of Wisconsin Police Sgt. Jason Whitney, the students were in the elevator for approximately 30 minutes before the Madison Fire Department arrived to let them out. “Stuck elevators are a re-occurring problem in all buildings across campus, not just the dorms,” Whitney said. “The weird thing about this was that it took so long.” According to Paul Evans, director

of University Housing, housing staff cannot try to remove students from the elevators for safety reasons. He said students could be stuck for a length of time because the fire department officials are the only ones who can open the elevator doors. Whitney said removing the students from the elevators might have been delayed because the fire department was responding to another call. According to Jim Franzone, Sellery Hall area coordinator, dorm elevators are generally safe as long as residents do not destroy elevator equipment. “When [the elevators] do malfunction, the most common reason is because residents try to fit too many people in at once,” Franzone said.

“The most unsafe thing a resident can do in a situation like this is to try to pry open the doors … the elevator is not going to fall, it’s not like the movies.” Evans said situations like the Sellery elevator incident are not unusual or hazardous. “This wasn’t a maintenance problem, the elevators were actually doing what they were supposed to do,” Evans said. “The elevator stopped because a device called an ‘over speed trip’ triggered and stopped it from a high speed.” Although Evans said malfunctions are inevitable because residents in the dorms frequently use elevators, he stressed that students need not worry about their maintenance.

“…the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”

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KIERA WIATRAK taking kiera business was about 5 when I decided I wanted to write for a living, but what most people don’t know is that writing wasn’t my first vocational goal. Before writing was in the picture, I wanted to be a detective. I loved mysteries before I could even read. I loved the idea of taking a bunch of seemingly unrelated things and turning them into an answer to a big question. Once I got the reading thing down, I started devouring mystery novels. While my friends were reading about princesses and rainbows, I was trying to figure out who gruesomely murdered the mayor’s hooker. I think it was always that moment when the protagonist figured it out. It was never a slow process when the detective sat down and pondered all of the facts and what they meant. It always happened in an instant, like


when the sleuth realizes the vixen was only sleeping with his brother to distract him from her murderous frenzy, not because of his cute dimples, like she originally claimed. Unfortunately, real life is not nearly as romantic as my murder mysteries. But I like to think of myself as an accomplished sleuth regardless. Here are just a few examples of the mysteries I’ve encountered in my years of detective work. • Who ate the chocolate bunny? Like many outlaws in my books, I got blamed for something I didn’t do. I was driving my brother’s car when I noticed there was a chocolate bunny in the glove compartment that his friend had given him as a gift. The next day, the bunny was missing its head. Since I was the last one to drive his car and have a reputation of being a human vacuum, I got blamed. The truth was, I was planning on eating his chocolate bunny anyway, but someone else got there first. When my mom came up with some B.S. theory of how the bunny’s head had maybe melted off, I took that as an admission of guilt. She never con-

firmed my discovery, but I consider it a case closed nonetheless. • Why does Charter hate me? About three minutes after I finished swearing at the Charter customer service rep about my dysfunctional cable box, my Internet mysteriously stopped working. Conclusion: The creepy but grammatically-aware ghost that haunts my bathroom was pissed that I used the same word as a noun, verb and adjective in the same sentence. Usually to describe the Charter guy’s mother. • Why is my little brother smarter than me? The mystery here is not so much the why, but the how. How can I keep him from ever figuring out his intellectual superiority, and how can I intimidate him into buying me nice things when he becomes a rich CEO? • Who prank called my friend from the Apple store, pretending to be his girlfriend to tell him she was pregnant? I’m still proud of that one. . . • Why do bathroom stalls always swing toward the inside, forcing my calves to graze against the icky toilet

seat when I try to leave? I don’t know, but it’s pretty damn annoying. • Why hasn’t my boyfriend murdered me in my sleep yet? If he were as pretentious, demanding and emotional as I was, I would’ve probably killed him already. So what’s stopping him? It must be my model good looks. Must be. • Why is my roommate skinnier than me? Although a good, long peek at each of our food cabinets will show a high discrepancy between how much food we each buy, I still think she found some magic potion to keep her thin that she refuses to share with me. Damn her. • Why are tampons so expensive? I bet if men started bleeding out of their genitals on a monthly basis, tampon prices would decrease exponentially. Or, better yet, if women refused to wear tampons altogether, the men on top would be dropping free boxes on all of our doorsteps. If you’re ready to boycott tampons, email Kiera at

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NEWS IN BRIEF Men burglarize Frida’s Mexican Grill, steal expensive bottle of tequila A State Street restaurant owner opened his business Friday morning to find a $600 bottle of tequila nearly emptied and two thieves attempting to flee the scene with more alcohol, according to Madison police. Around 8:35 a.m., the Madison Police Department responded to a burglary in process at Frida’s Mexican Grill at 117 State St. According to a police report, the owner entered the restaurant and saw two men carrying bags of expensive alcohol attempting to exit the

building through another door. Additionally, there was a three-fourths empty bottle of Herradura tequila, valued at $600, sitting on the bar that the owner said was full prior to the burglary. Police said both suspects appeared to be intoxicated at the time of the incident. Police arrested Charles Theodore Lindsey, 41, and Bill Martin, 47, neither of whom have a permanent address. Both men face tentative charges of burglary.

Mound and Randall Streets location of latest downtown armed robbery A Middleton couple was robbed at gunpoint in downtown Madison Friday night while walking toward Vilas Park. Around 9:57 p.m., Madison police responded to a robbery on the corner of Randall and Mound Streets. According to a police report, the male victim, 26, and female victim, 25, said they were walking toward the park when a man carrying a handgun approached them and demanded the woman’s purse. The woman gave her purse to

the perpetrator and he then unsuccessfully tried to take the man’s wallet. Police said there was a second perpetrator nearby who appeared to be looking out for the first perpetrator. Both men fled on foot. Police describe the armed perpetrator as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, 5’8” and 175 pounds, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, baseball cap and blue jeans. The second perpetrator is described as a 5’8” black male.




EnAct pushes eco-friendly travel By Rebecca Holland THE DAILY CARDINAL

The Madison Environmental Group and its outreach program EnAct are sponsoring “Car-Less University,” a series of free eco-transportation events around Madison this week. The events stress the reduction of solo vehicle miles through alternate transportation. Participants can enjoy free food as well as the chance to win a Trek commuter bike. Tuesday’s event is sponsored by Community Car, located at 222 W. Washington, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., and will feature an overview on how car sharing works, along with free pizza and a special $15 registration offer. “Many people have heard about Community Car, just maybe haven’t made the leap into being a little more car free,” Sonya Newenhouse, presi-

diversity from page 1 year’s forum will focus special attention on Native Americans living in the Great Lakes area, minorities and women. Ho Chunk President Willie Cleveland and Provost Patrick Farrell will speak in the afternoon. Duke University professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva will deliver the keynote address on the challenge of encompassing diversity at historically white colleges. After further discussions in the afternoon, Chancellor Biddy Martin will close the forum.

dent of Community Car and Madison Environmental Group, said. Karen Hitchcock, marketing and communications manager for MEG, said these events are important for students because many more drive than they realize. “We have this idea that students are biking all the time because it’s such a visual presence for us, but there are thousands of students who do bring their cars,” Hitchcock said. However, most places students need to go are within two or three miles. Hitchcock said it is one reason why Community Car is perfect. “They might only need a car once a week to go to the grocery store.” UW-Madison student Jade Rosario, who is the project assistant for MEG, said she has never had a problem getting around without a car. She said According to university officials, Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate Damon Williams organized the forum. Lucas said he expects Williams to present plans for the future and Martin to reaffirm commitment to diversity on campus. “The backdrop of Plan 2008 is sort of drawing to a close,” Lucas said. “Now there’s two major new leaders who are on campus who are going to pick up the mantel of this issue.” For more information on the forum’s agenda visit

biking and the Metro Transit system are great for getting anywhere downtown—the buses come regularly, there are safe buses at night and buildings on campus are adding more bike racks. “Cars create an added stress in terms of finding parking and paying for parking throughout the year, so events like this are important for opening students’ eyes to other opportunities for more sustainable transportation,” Rosario said. According to Hitchcock, for every mile driven, approximately one pound of carbon dioxide is emitted into the air. MEG is encouraging people to reduce their miles whenever possible. “Even if it’s only five miles a week it might seem like a small thing, but it adds up,” Hitchcock said. For more information and a schedule of events visit

doyle from page 1 years to come,” Doyle said. Earlier Monday, James Thomson, a UW-Madison biologist who made an important breakthrough last fall when he made skins cells act like stem cells, also gave a keynote presentation on reprogramming cells. At the summit, Doyle received the National Leadership Award from the Genetics Policy Institute for his success in supporting stem-cell research in Wisconsin. He recently announced a plan to invest $750 million in stemcell research and biotechnology in the state.

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n August, University of Wisconsin football player Jonathan Casillas was cited for a DUI while driving on a moped. The senior outside linebacker was also cited for driving with two people on a moped. However, according to UW head coach Bret Bielema, the issue has been “taken care of ” and Casillas will receive no further punishment. Herein lies the problem. Casillas missed the first two games and a majority of training camp with a knee injury. So the question remains as to how and when exactly he was disciplined for his arrest. Bielema cited that the arrest does not fall under the student-athlete discipline policy, and therefore any action taken against Casillas was done so “in-house.” Internally handling something

like this incident has become commonplace for the football team and UW athletics in general. Keeping team discipline so quiet and not sitting Casillas not only sends the wrong message to him and his teammates, but hinders an athlete’s ability to deal with the realistic consequences they would face should they attempt a professional career. Badgers who could someday play professionally and are constantly protected by the university may not be able to handle such criticism that would accompany a DUI arrest in the future. The university needs to stop protecting athletes and allow them to take full responsibility for their own disciplinary faults. In the end, such an action is the most realistic and beneficial option for both sides.

Sports journalism class would benefit university UW-Madison must set bar and offer uncommon but relevant course By Nate Carey THE DAILY CARDINAL

UW-Madison has a handful of famous alumni involved in the world of sports journalism and communication. There’s Andy Katz of ESPN, Leonard Shapiro of the Washington Post and Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, to name a few. There could be many more famous names to add to that list if not for one problem: There are currently no courses available in the field of sports journalism at UW. Well, that might be a lie. Last spring, the aforementioned Shapiro came back to campus to teach a sports writing seminar in the journalism school.

That aberration aside, there exists no viable option available to someone interested in the vast, interesting and important field of sports journalism, which includes writing, reporting and broadcasting. This is not a problem unique to UW-Madison, either. Every Big Ten university besides Penn State has few or no courses in the arena of sports communications. Penn State, on the other hand, has the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, which offers a wide array of classes geared toward sports journalism, as well as a proactive approach toward internships and active work in sports communication. What is most bothersome is that such a program would be extremely popular among the journalism crowd on any college campus, as many students enter journalism programs with specific interest in covering sports. Additionally, such a program could possibility entice non-journalism majors to become interested in the field. Even the vast communication arts department—which heavily emphasizes every form of media aside from print—offers zero courses addressing sports communication. Both the communication science/rhetorical studies and film, radio and television tracks in the communication arts major could have at least one course dealing with sports media to some degree.

What is most bothersome is that such a program would be popular among the journalism crowd on any college campus.

After taking last spring’s Sports Journalism class—which was by far the best course I’ve ever taken at UW-Madison—it has become even more obvious to me that something needs to be done. A majority of the students

taking the class were interested in sports journalism, and a lot of them were even working in the field in some way. But it was the etiquette expected at a game and during interviews, how to write a recap or feature, and the overall mindset needed by a sports journalist—all applicable skills necessary for advancement in the field—that were the main concerns of my fellow classmates.

UW-Madison should never deny the students or the reputation of the school the opportunity to lead the nation.

These are all problems that could easily be fixed by instituting a few classes dealing with how to cover different sports or the type of sports jargon that is required—the basic building blocks required to work in the field. That responsibility currently lies on the shoulders of the campus newspapers, as student journalists typically learn on the job. This responsibility should, in actuality, fall on the university, which prides itself on its ability to offer a wide variety of courses spanning all professional fields. If UW-Madison intends to guarantee that the athletes on campus get a comprehensive education, shouldn’t that same umbrella cover students interested in covering sports as well? This would be a unique opportunity for the university to establish itself as a national leader in establishing an uncommon program, at least among many of the peer Big Ten institutions. UWMadison should never deny the students and the reputation of the school the opportunity to lead the nation in a widely popular but currently unavailable subject. Nate Carey is a senior majoring in communication arts. We welcome your feedback. Please send responses to



Percentage of 384 programs listed in the AEJMC Journalism directory that offer at least one sports-media related course.


Total number of programs offering a sports-media course . Source: John Curley Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State


Tuesday, September 23, 2008



Bad hip-hop should cut commentary, make music DALE MUNDT croco-dale rock


Actress Amy Carle musters the pluck of 40 actresses in the Madison Repertory Theatre’s new comedy, “Fully Committed.” Meanwhile, her protagonist, Sam, juggles an equally hectic lifestyle in customer service.

Split personalities side-splitting in one-woman show By Brittany Jordt THE DAILY CARDINAL

The Madison Repertory Theatre kicked off its fall season Friday night with the comedic one-act play, “Fully Committed,” written by Becky Mode and directed by Trevin Gay. The play, a one-woman show starring Amy J. Carle, takes place in the basement of a posh restaurant on Manhattan’s upper east side. The main character, Sam Peliczowski, is an aspiring actress, but in the meantime is stuck in a high-stress job taking dinner reservations, handling irritated customers and cleaning up other people’s messes... customer service in a nutshell.

Sam’s life, meanwhile, mirrors Carle’s own juggling act as she tries to balance her high-pressure job.

The setting perfectly complements the story—it’s near Christmas and the basement is rather haphazardly decorated with tacky ornaments and hangings. It is, very clearly, a basement. There are water heaters, maintenance supplies, file cabinets, paper stacks... the works. Front and center is a red dial phone, strategically placed to indicate its looming importance. All this, carefully constructed by the scenic designer Marcus Stephens, works to create the ambiance under which the play unfolds. A general sense of chaos in Sam’s life and in the office is immediately obvious—the woman can’t even finish her coffee or change clothes before the phone starts ringing. During an early scene, the phone rings with a commanding, abrasive tone and Sam jumps to answer. As she begins to wade through the holding callers, taking her bosses’ abuse and attempting to manage her personal life, the audience immediately understands Carle is

playing not only Sam, but everyone else she talks to over the phone as well. In total, Carle portrays 40 characters, from her bosses and co-workers, to her family and customers. Each character is well defined and different from the others, as Carle employs a range of vocal inflections and body language to indicate who is on the other line. This technique makes it easy to recognize the recurring characters and become attached to the more outstanding personalities as Carle wows the audience with the sheer amount of distinctly different people she creates. Sam’s life, meanwhile, mirrors Carle’s own juggling act as she tries to balance her high-pressure job. She needs to get off work for Christmas, is virtually starving after missing the staff meal and, worst of all, is constantly reminded that she’s a wannabe actress stuck taking reservations. Ultimately, the audience is waiting to see if Sam will be able to troubleshoot her way through the day without assuming the fetal position or grabbing her coat and running from the insanity of customer service. Carle is absolutely delightful in this role, charming the audience and weaving together a network of complex characters in seemingly effortless fashion. A fast-paced comedy, “Fully Committed” proves a success for the Madison Repertory Theatre and provides plenty of laughs for the audience.

‘Fully Committed’ where: The Overture Center’s Playhouse Theater when: 12 shows from Sept. 24 through Oct. 5 cost: Tickets start at $20, check out for more details.


Amy Carle projects her stress via Sam in “Fully Committed.”

ew things will motivate me to listen to an album more than Pitchfork giving it a rating of 0.2 out of 10. I don’t have anything specific against Pitchfork (other than their entire system of precision rating), but a 0.2 is something you don’t see very often. So when I read Pitchfork’s review of Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip’s new album, Angles, I instantly searched YouTube for their music. After listening to “Thou Shalt Always Kill” and “Letter from God to Man,” I wondered how bad the other 10 songs had to be to drag the album down so far. As it turns out, a couple of the songs are really bad. The second song, “Development,” is phenomenally so. The first verse is simply mediocre until Pip ends with the cliché “I ain’t riding the beat / It’s the beat that’s riding me.” After that, it quickly becomes unlistenable. The second verse starts with the line “I aint an alcoholic, I just drink a lot / Maybe I’m a genius / Or maybe I just think a lot” before an unknown voice (apparently Dan le Sac) mercifully cuts him off. Pip then randomly starts to rap about nine assorted elements from the periodic table before name-dropping Mos Def, KRS-One, Slick Rick and Chuck D, claiming that they are his “role models” and that he stands out from today’s class of rappers. He reiterates this sentiment in “Fixed,” his attempt to “fix hip-hop the best we can.” Here, Le Sac samples Dizzee Rascal while Pip talks

about the relationship between art and popularity in the music industry. While this is a valid topic for discussion, Pip’s lyrics are virtually unintelligible because of his desire to cram as many words as possible into a line. Le Sac and Pip manage to completely miss the most important part of being a revolutionary figure in the music industry—good music. In “Thou Shalt Always Kill,” Pip lists off the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Beach Boys, the Sex Pistols, the Clash, Crass, Minor Threat, the Cure, the Smiths, the Pixies, Oasis, Radiohead, Bloc Party and Arctic Monkeys, saying that each of them was “just a band.” True, but they were all bands that made good music (or in the case of Oasis, two good songs). If Le Sac and Pip want to influence and change the industry, they first have to focus on making good music. Most of this album is solid, especially the songs where he doesn’t talk about the state of hip-hop. The third track, “Look for the Woman,” is about something that actual songs are supposed to be about—relationships. The beat and the almost alt-country hook work perfectly with the subject matter and the tone of the song. Simply making great music, no matter what genre you fall in, no matter how unconventional you are, will give you the credibility to legitimately talk about the industry. So, for anyone out there who wants to change the music industry: Thou shalt always focus on making good music, for then Pitchfork shall not give your album a 0.2. Then thou shalt always kill. Want Dale to analyze your least favorite album of all time? Then thou shalt e-mail him at

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

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

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AH, COME ON! ACROSS 1 Piercing thrust 5 Showed initiative 10 “... and make it snappy!” 14 Haydn’s handle 15 Allowance-earning task, perhaps 16 Commandment pronoun 17 Mocks by imitating 18 This spell’s trouble 19 Poles through holes 20 Ad come-on 23 Something to wrangle with 24 Express again 25 For a time 28 Group’s pronoun 30 Concerning the congregation 31 Big hit, in Variety slang 33 Semi professionals use them 36 Ad come-on 40 Emulate a visionary? 41 Coaxes 42 Dark, to Milton 43 Bachelor’s concern? 44 Anger 46 Separates meaningfully 49 Glacial pinnacle

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water 27 Busy, buzzy place 28 Kills, in gangster lingo 29 Aerial anomaly, for short 31 Does a dog trick 32 “___ on Indolence” 33 Embargoed land 34 Surfer’s reading 35 Psychiatrist’s determination, perhaps 37 Drink very slowly 38 Old PC component 39 Shopkeeper 43 Tell it to the judge 44 Actor Borgnine 45 Backwoods refusal 46 Worry about the small stuff? 47 Airport formerly known as Orchard Field 48 Actuarial calculations 49 Of questionable character 50 Leaf collectors? 52 Narrow fissure 53 Where she blows 54 Asset for an entrepreneur 55 Russian ruler 56 Collared or jellied dishes

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Several members of the 3-0 Wisconsin football team utilized their bye week to heal before the Big Ten opener against Michigan Saturday. Sophomore cornerback Aaron Henry is still struggling with pain and might redshirt, head coach Bret Bielema said Monday. “For [Henry] to play, he has to be very confident in his knee,” Bielema said. “And only he can determine that, and that’s why only he will make that decision.” Henry, who was hoping to get back on the field for Saturday’s game, will likely redshirt if he doesn’t believe his knee is in good enough shape to play on within the next couple weeks, Bielema said. Henry has yet to play this season because of lingering pain from two knee surgeries during the offseason. “Aaron Henry has got a doctor’s appointment [Monday] afternoon,” Bielema said. “We’re hopefully going to be able to give him an injection that might help him relieve some of the pain he is going through.”

Reflecting on his college days as a defensive lineman for Iowa, Bielema recalled that he often played in lessthan-ideal shape. “I tore my knee and played seven days later with an ACL tear,” Bielema said. “That’s how I think, but I also weighed 255 pounds and couldn’t run like Aaron could.” Despite Michigan’s rocky 12 start on the 2008 season, the Badgers do not underestimate the historical football powerhouse. “Week one of the Big Ten conference, everyone’s record is 0-0,” Bielema said. “I expect [Michigan] to see the biggest amount of improvement HENRY because of some of the miscues they had had a huge impact on their game against Notre Dame.” The Wolverines turned the ball over six times in a loss to Notre Dame 35-17 Sept. 13. Bielema said he expects Michigan

to improve throughout the season, as the new leadership of the team— head coach Rich Rodriguez, freshman quarterback Steve Threet and freshman tailback Sam McGuffie— adjust into their roles. “[McGuffie] is a little bit smaller in nature, so he kind of does a good job of getting all-of-a-sudden pops out from a hole and gets a few extras yards,” Bielema said. “I’m sure you guys have all seen the YouTube clips. I think he’s a tremendous athlete, and he presents a unique challenge.” Bielema said Wisconsin improved on offense defense and special teams, continued to develop younger talent, got a jump-start on preparation for Michigan during the bye week. Junior running back P.J. Hill, who bruised his back after taking a hard hit, practiced all last week, Bielema said. Freshman tailback John Clay, however, missed a few practices last week because of back spasms but is expected to return to practice Tuesday. Bielema also announced that


Junior running back P.J. Hill (39), who is nursing several bruises, was one of several Badgers who used the off week to recuperate from injuries. junior linebacker Jaevery McFadden, who broke a bone in his hand, and senior defensive lineman Jason Chapman, who suffered ligament damage to his hands, are set to play Saturday and have been completing

full practices. Wisconsin dropped to No. 9 in the Associated Press poll but stayed at No. 8 in the USA Today rankings. The Badgers have not won in Ann Arbor since 1994.

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Junior midfielder Taylor Waspi (12) scored the Badger’s second goal Saturday off a feed from junior forward/midfielder Pablo Delgado (10).

Badgers fall to Hoosiers By Rebecca Autrey THE DAILY CARDINAL

The Wisconsin men’s soccer team lost to No. 14 Indiana in overtime Sunday in their Big Ten opener. The Badgers fell behind in the 36th minute on a goal by Hoosier Brian Ackley. Wisconsin junior Scott Lorenz scored four minutes later on a pass from teammate Bryan Gerster. Lorenz was 15 yards out when he blasted Gerster’s pass through a cluster of players in front of the net. The goal was Lorenz’s third this season. Indiana scored first after the break. In the 66th minute, Neil Wilmarth fired a shot past Wisconsin’s junior goalkeeper Alex Horwath, putting the Hoosiers up 2-1. The Badgers responded quickly, and 38 seconds later junior midfielder Taylor Waspi scored his second goal of the season when he headed in a free kick from junior Pablo Delgado. The game was delayed for almost an hour after Waspi’s goal because of lightning in the area. Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman said he thought the team handled the break well. “The biggest challenge with a break in the action like that is not just the physical part but the mental part,” he said. “I thought they responded well to [the delay], and we had a couple of our best chances after the break.” In the 77th minute, the Badgers had a chance to go ahead but were denied when Lorenz’s header hit

the post. “I thought we did a good job when we had the opportunity to put a ball in there,” Rohrman said. “When you’re playing someone like Indiana, it’s going to come down to one or two moments where you might have a chance.” The teams were tied 2-2 as regulation ended. A little over three minutes into extra time IU’s Eric Alexander scored off a cross from Neil Wilmarth, and the game ended. Rohrman said losing the game was hard, especially because the Badgers kept it close against their toughest Big Ten competition. “We weren’t fortunate enough to come away with a draw and it still stings to lose, even when you play pretty well against a good opponent like Indiana,” he said. Rohrman also said he was proud the Badgers came back after both of Indiana’s goals. “The work ethic, grit and determination the guys showed was fantastic,” he said. Lorenz said the team’s resiliency and determination are important characteristics to have when you’re playing powerhouse teams like Indiana. “We’re a team that can respond well and that’s something you can’t teach,” he said. Lorenz said, though the loss is hard, the Badgers will move forward and use it as fuel for the rest of the season. — contributed to this report.


very time the start of a new season rolls around, regardless of the sport, we know which schools to expect at the top of the collegiate polls. For football, it’s USC; for basketball, it’s Duke; for volleyball, it’s Penn State; for hockey, it’s Minnesota. Every sport has a team that can be expected to be among the best of the best, year after year, no matter what the circumstances. But it is rare for a school to be among the best of the best regardless of the sport, year after year, no matter what the circumstances. For one college or university to have three or more athletic teams among the nation’s elite is an admirable feat, one that not many schools can claim. However, there are a few schools that seem to stand above the rest, showing athletic prowess in a variety of capacities and could be considered as the finest collections of athletic programs in the country.

There are a few schools that seem to stand above the rest, showing athletic prowess in a variety of capacities.

One team that has merit for the most complete, cross-sport athletic program in the nation would be Southern California. The Trojans are typically seen in top-25 polls on a yearly basis in football, volleyball, men’s basketball and women’s soccer, which won the national champi-

onship last year. Few teams have drawn as much national attention to their program as USC football, which has stood atop the national rankings for more weeks than any other school in the past five years. But another team that could give the Trojans a run for their money would be Ohio State. The Buckeyes have been national runners-up in the last two football championships and the 2007 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. They are perennial players on the football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and men’s soccer scenes. Being the usual favorites to win the Big Ten conference in each of these sports over the last few years has made the Buckeyes one of the most visible leaders in the national media. Also among the nation’s best all-around athletic schools is Louisiana State. The Tigers hold claim to two of the last five football national championships and are frequent members of the top-25 clubs in baseball, football, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and until the past two years, men’s basketball. Their visibility in such an array of sports make them a delightful choice for anyone who wishes to surround themselves in athletic talent. Prior to and since its haul of championships in 2006 and 2007, Florida has always been a force to be reckoned with in the SEC. The football and back-toback men’s basketball titles only worked to further legitimize their potency as a multi-sport threat. Their prominence in softball, women’s volleyball and women’s soccer has also played into the national rankings. Texas has also had plenty to cheer about in recent years. After an outstanding victory in the national championship football game during the 2005 campaign,

the Longhorns have since seen continued success in football, men’s basketball, women’s volleyball and softball. To a lesser degree, Penn State, who has storied football and women’s soccer programs, could also be considered one of the finer schools to attend for collegiate athletics because of the addition of national titles in both men’s and women’s volleyball to their trophy cabinet. The trouble with the Nittany Lions is their lack of ability in both men’s and women’s basketball. Neither program has seen much success in the last several years and takes away from the school’s overall athletic dexterity.

Every sport has a team that can be expected to be among the best of the best, year after year, no matter what.

UCLA is another school that always seems to be in the thick of the competition, no matter what sport they participate in. They nearly always find themselves ranked in softball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, and until recent years, football. Other honorable mentions to this list would certainly include Arizona State, which often breaks the national polls in a number of sports and took the softball title in 2008; Wisconsin, which earned titles in men’s and women’s hockey and track during the past four years; and North Carolina, which is known for basketball but has also made waves in soccer, baseball and softball. Think Andy left someone off his list? Tell him at


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