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Record savings at ASM swap Students’ net gain doubles from last semester’s earnings By Kelsey Gunderson THE DAILY CARDINAL

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Madison tackles the Ironman By Caitlin Gath THE DAILY CARDINAL

Dozens of spectators lined State Street Sunday, to support the many Ironman Triathlon participants making their way through a grueling day of high-endurance events. Madison hosted the annual Ironman Wisconsin triathlon, an event that consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. Erin Tromble, a third-year medical student at UW, was there to support four of her friends, three of whom are also UW students. According to Tromble, each

of the participants takes part in endurance sports frequently and are active year-round. Two had already participated in the Ironman event. Athletes young and old paid a $550 entry fee to be able to call themselves triathletes. Some participated in professional groups while others participated within their age group. The youngest age group began at 18, while the last one was reserved for those 75 and older. The event began with a mass start in Lake Monona, where, according to the Wisconsin State Journal, a missing body was also located after four days of searching.

UW Hospital suspends student volunteers over H1N1 concerns UW Hospital is suspending its 350 student volunteers because of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, which is spreading quickly across the UWMadison campus, hospital officials announced Friday. This is the first time the hospital has ever suspended employees because of exposure concerns. According to UW Hospital and Clinics spokesperson Aaron Conklin, UW-Madison volunteers typically work 1,000 total hours per week, but none are trained to provide medical care to patients. Instead, Conklin said, student volunteers often help by assisting nurses, working in the UW Children’s Hospital play room or by filling out paperwork, among other tasks. Conklin said the temporary suspensions were made in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The hospital’s student employees, however, will not be affected.

“The employees actually have to follow certain protocols in terms of dealing with patients whose immune systems are compromised, whereas student volunteers may not,” Conklin said. University Health Services’ student employees will not be suspended, according to UHS Executive Director Sarah Van Orman. UHS does not employ any volunteers. “There’s a very different kind of risk in a hospital ... you’re in a very closed setting with a large number of patients who are pretty much all at very high risk,” Van Orman said. Van Orman said the hospital’s response is not surprising given that H1N1 cases may have doubled since last week, when 198 cases were reported. Conklin said other university hospitals have been taking similar precautions. —Ryan Hebel

Monona Terrace served as a viewpoint for spectators wanting to watch the swim portion, and, according to ironmanwisconsin. com, audience members were also able to take a bus from the Alliant Energy Center to Verona if they wanted to watch athletes pass by on their bicycles. Along the way, volunteers made themselves available at several checkpoints and aid stations in order to provide Gatorade, water, soda, fruit and other snacks to the participants. Jennifer Multerer of Madison said she began volunteering three years ago when her brother partici-

pated and has continued to do so because she enjoys it so much. The event has also been dedicated to staying clean. Beginning only this month, an anti-doping program was initiated in which all Ironman athletes competing were eligible for in- and out-of-competition drug testing. “Ironman has been conducting testing since 1990, and this is our latest initiative to maintain the integrity of our testing program and keep the sport of triathlon drug-free,” Ben Fertic, president and CEO of the World Triathlon Corporation, said in a statement.

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The Cardinal Bar, located at 418 E. Wilson St., is set to reopen Oct. 9 with its former owner, Ricardo Gonzalez, acting as manager, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The bar has long been known as a popular dance club and has been a part of the city for the past 30 years.

UW-Madison students who participated in the Associated Students of Madison’s textbook swap Aug 2830 saved over twice as much as they did in past semesters, organizers of the event said Wednesday. According to a release, the net gain for students who chose to buy and sell their books at the swap was $23,054, which more than doubled last semester’s gain of $10,127. ASM Press Office Director Ken Harris said the semi-annual event occurs over a span of three days. Students turned in their old books to ASM the first day, and other students came the next day and purchased them for 65 percent of what The University Bookstore charges.

“I think we are all kind of tired of the price of books and education materials in general.” Ken Harris press office director Associated Students of Madison

“As a student myself, I think we all are kind of tired of the price of books and education materials in general, so any way to save money is a good thing,” he said. According to Jonah Zinn, ASM academic affairs chair, the main reason for the increase in savings is efficient advertising and word of mouth on campus. He said the rising costs of textbooks and the growing need to save money also provides an explanation. “Things are getting more expensive and more and more students are looking for a way to pay less,” Zinn said. He added that ASM plans to change the swap in future semesters to handle the growing influx of books and student participants. Zinn said ASM hopes to make the swap part of a larger campaign aimed at offsetting the rising cost of education. “One of the good things about the book swap is that it does touch on the issue of rising educational costs of students,” he said. “But it doesn’t address the causes or hit on the heart of it, and I think that’s something that affects all students on this campus.”

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tate Street after dark. The quaint street sheds its charming daytime appeal for the bustle and mischief of night. Crowds of people emerge from their homes, their naps and their boredom with the same quest: to have a good time. “A good time,” however, has many different definitions depending on whom you talk to. And as we change from freshmen to seniors, this definition changes with us. Let’s capture this evolution with some good old-fashioned, very real interviews. Freshman I’m drunk. It’s Monday and I’m drunk. No—it’s Tuesday and I’m drunk. Wait, is it Wasted Wednesday yet? What’s my name? Freshman Why does everything have

to be about alcohol all the time? Why can’t I leave my dorm room without being bombarded by an onslaught of slurred words, blatant horniness and dubious intentions? Why can’t we all just read some Emerson and Thoreau, talk about it afterward and go to bed at a reasonable time? Why am I asking so many questions? Sophomore I don’t know why, but going out on Thursday just doesn’t seem as attractive to me anymore. I’d rather make countless poor decisions all in one Friday night than spread them throughout the weekend. That way, when I wake up Saturday morning, I’ll feel like I’ve accomplished all the things I needed to at a much quicker rate. I’ll feel more productive. (momentarily engaged in a deep thought) Yes! That’s it! Sophomore What’s “a good time?” What does that even mean? That’s like trying to define the “sophomore slump.” I’ve never even heard of the sophomore slump. But you know what I have heard of? Jumping off

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Junior I’m ready to have a good time. Why? Because I’ve finally decided on my major. Here it is: Scandinavian Studies with an Old Norse emphasis. Oh! And also a certificate in Medieval Studies and Dance. Yes!! Real world, here I come!!! Junior I’m actually studying abroad in Australia in the spring so, right now, “a good time” includes everything but commitment. I mean, what’s the point? I only have a couple of months here—and there. Soon, I’ll be gone; the world will be my oyster. I’ll stand atop mountains, explore historic monuments, broaden my horizons... and go down under with countless Aussie men with incoherent dialects, blonde hair and ripped abs. Mmmmm. (noticeably salivating) Ugh! Can’t my flight just leave already?

Senior What’s “a good time” when there’s a 60 percent chance of rain today and a 5 percent chance I’ll get a job after college? Crap! Holy hell. Senior Let’s get messed up! Let’s drink! Let’s forget everything! Let’s do all the things we’ve always wanted to do but never did because we were too scared and considered the consequences! Who cares about consequences? I don’t! Hell no! Why? ’Cause I’m the oldest! I’m on top of the freaking world! YEAH BABY LET’S LIVE THIS SHIT UP! As for myself, a senior here at UW-Madison, a good time means nothing more than spending countless hours with friends, remembering everything and basking in this year that is my last. No matter what your definition of “a good time” is, don’t just make it good—make it great! Welcome back. Looking for “a good time”... or want to share your own? Send an email to gleicher@wisc.edu.

Fighting food so you don’t have to

Disguised as a poor, tasteless college student who probably won’t tip much and doesn’t know the first thing about fine dining, Andrew will assess restaurants against themselves and their main competition based on observations you’ve probably made, but usually ignore as a detail.

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doesn’t. This is so important that it gets its own category because it is the difference between that dry mouthful of rice and a zesty, limey mouthful of rice. Take your pick. Service: Finally, a category to find some concrete separation. While the service at both is basically the same, the workers at Qdoba are a lot more badass. The Chipotle workers smile and talk and are sure to help you when you ask for things. The Qdoba workers might help you if you weren’t too scared to ask for anything. That’s the type of do-it-yourself service I can admire. Water (cause if you’re spending three extra bucks for soda, you should save the money and go to an authentic Mexican restaurant): Chipotle water comes in a nice big cup, you can put a lime in it and it comes out of the soda dispenser. All standard procedures. Qdoba again proves itself badass, only this time, it’s in a bad way. Their water comes

in a little plastic glass. You can put water in it, but only if the water spout is feeling kind on that particular day. It comes from a sketchy separate fountain, so you can’t sneak lemonade, plus it comes out in such a ferocious torrent it is impossible to fill your cup full, and even harder not to get hit with collateral water damage. It is intimidating, but it’s unnecessary thanks to the workers. Hours: Qdoba is open late at night, Chipotle isn’t. This is a big deal and reason enough to make Qdoba your first consideration, because I think we can all agree, having your heart set on one restaurant to fulfill your drunk munchies only to realize it’s closed is one of the worst feelings in the world. Ever. Know of a local food challenge you think Andrew couldn’t tackle? Don’t want to waste your money on that new place across the walkway from Brats? E-mail Andrew at ajcarpenter@wisc.edu.

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UW-Madison, research group join forces for polling project UW-Madison and the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute will collaborate in a new partnership to conduct polling across Wisconsin on issues such as the economy and health care. According to a statement, the institute will work with UW-Madison faculty to carry out polls every four months that will aid in indepth research projects. The polls will also be distributed to media outlets. The goal of the frequent polling is to provide policymakers and Wisconsin residents insight into what people think about political and social issues. Professors in the UWMadison Department of Political Science expressed excitement about the new partnership. Ken Goldstein, UW-Madison professor of political science, said he was excited to share the research with people “outside the boundaries of the university.” WPRI is a non-partisan, non-profit research institute that has conducted polls throughout Wisconsin for more than 20 years.

Sigma Chi hosts charity 9/11 memorial barbeque The Alpha Lambda chapter of Sigma Chi hosted its first annual 9/11 Memorial Barbeque Friday, raising money to benefit the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund. The event, held in honor of previous chapter president Kevin Cleary who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks, consisted of a food and beverage sale, with all proceeds going toward the scholarship fund. “When we decided to hold this event we were looking for an organization that college students could connect with, and Families of Freedom is a perfect match,” Jake Langbecker, vice president of Sigma Chi, said in a statement. Families of Freedom, established the week following the September 11, 2001 attacks, provides postsecondary education assistance to children, spouses and partners of citizens killed during the attacks and rescue missions on 9/11. The scholarship fund, according to their website, is able to cover 70 percent of student need, and will benefit a total of 654 students in 2009.

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Football goes carbon-neutral this season By Kelsey Gunderson THE DAILY CARDINAL

UW-Madison athletics officials have created a unique way to use the UW Badgers’ home football season to reduce carbon emissions. According to Justin Doherty, UW-Madison assistant athletic director, the effort to create a “carbon-neutral” football season involves offsetting the amount of carbon that is expended dur-

ing home football games because of practices like fans traveling to and from the game and the use of electricity. He said along with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, UW-Madison calculated the amount of carbon emitted at home football games and will pay for carbon “credits” as a part of the Chicago Climate Exchange. The money spent on the credits

is then spent on reducing an equivalent amount of carbon emissions elsewhere. Doherty said UW-Madison partnered with Madison Gas and Electric to execute the initiative. “It’s a way for [UW athletics], CALS and Madison Gas and Electric to create awareness of environmental issues,” he said. “And because it’s at football games, it’s a unique way of doing it.”

Doherty added that UWMadison also aims to reduce its impact on the environment in other ways at football games. “We have a pretty expensive plastic recycling effort at the stadium, so that’s another way we try to address these environmental issues,” he said. UW-Madison is the first Big Ten school to go completely carbonneutral for a home football season.

Regents approve H1N1 waiver, report WHEG reductions The UW System Board of Regents reported a 500-percent increase in the number of students eligible for the Wisconsin Higher Education Grant who will not receive funding this year. The Wisconsin Higher Education Aids Board projected that approximately 4,900 students will not receive the Wisconsin Higher Education Grant. Associate Vice President

Freda Harris said 3,500 students are on the waiting list. Harris said eligible students will not receive the grant because of insufficient funding. The WHEG program is available to undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need. In other news, the board temporarily suspended the requirement of written certification from health care providers for

UW faculty who miss more than five consecutive working days because of the H1NI virus. The board implemented the waiver for faculty to promote self-isolation and decrease the number of people exposed to the virus. The Regents said students and faculty are constantly updated with guidelines to avoid and treat flu-like symptoms. According to UW System spokesperson David Giroux, the

policy suspension was done in accordance with recommendations given by the Center for Disease Control. UHS Executive Director Dr. Sarah Van Orman reported 198 illnesses last week with over 90 percent reported as H1N1. Van Orman indicated that UWMadison does not anticipate canceling any large-scale events at this time. —Sarah Zipperle


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QI GU opinion columnist hirty-seven job applications, then eight e-mail rejections and nothing more. This isn’t the worst nightmare of a recent graduate, but a harsh reality facing many college students. Even though the economy seems to be on the mend, the employment rate is diving further. At the university level, job losses may go by hundreds, while working opportunities come in single digits. In this climate, part-time positions, also a top choice for students, take the hardest hit. One reason is that these jobs are more mobile than full-time positions; on the other hand, most of them don’t ask for professional experience, meaning anybody could jump in the application pool. On a late August afternoon,

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Babcock Dairy Store posted six positions on the UW job center’s webpage. Twenty-six email applications streamed in within the next 90 minutes. Students check out the job-hunting site even more often than, say, their Facebook bibles. Stories of success usually come after a long period of trial. One of my friends landed a 10-hour-per-week office assistant position after sending out 45 resumes. I remember the moment she got the acceptance call. “Oh my,” she was unable to contain her smile. “It’s even harder than getting into Harvard!” That being said, hearing nothing from your part-time job is much more frustrating than getting rejected by an Ivy League school. “Well, I should be in, since they are mostly entry-level jobs,” students tend to think. Towards the end of the day, you still see no bold titles in your email account except for junk mail. Are you just under-qualified for handling cash

at a cafeteria? Even after a couple of years in a prestigious national university? Students step into college, ambitious to “make changes.” But the prolonged job hunt simply gets you stuck between what you want to do and what you have to do.

Rather than “an offer he can’t refuse,” job searching seems more like a game titled “apply if you dare.”

After talking to some employers on campus, it appears decisionmaking could be tough for them as well, since an office assistant position sometimes draws over 50 applicants. Even after going through all the requirements and two rounds of interviews, there still might be more than one ideal

candidate. Rather than “an offer he can’t refuse,” job searching seems more like a game titled “apply if you dare.” It is indeed gloomy when both sheer statistics and personal stories plunge you into the jobless swamp. But think about your job application strategy before punching the wall in frustration. Granted, there are a dozen applications sent already, but all of them attached with the exact same resume? The 12 cover letters might only differ from each other in terms of employers’ names. While the internet has simplified our job-application process into a click of the “send” button, it also gives employers a justification for dismissing e-mail bombast. Now it’s the time to drop that “one-size-fits-all” mentality. For every job you’re going for, differentiate the application materials. It can be another item added in the resume or an overhaul of the 20th cover letter. Part of these

changes depend on a better insight into yourself, which is always greatly valued. The rest comes from your further enrichment. Exploration of the campus is an ideal but easily ignored approach. You never know what inspiration to get from distinguished individuals until you go to their lecture series. A consistent commitment to volunteering work also helps expand our perspective, enabling us to see things from multiple viewpoints. Even if after all these efforts the word “job” still looks like unripe fruit, be proud of all the progress you’ve made and the ground you’ve covered, which outweigh anything else. I don’t want to pitch in the abused rhetoric of “best wishes.” Creative hard work brings in many more opportunities than mere “good luck.” Qi Gu is a junior majoring in journalism. We welcome all feedback. Please send all responses to opinion@dailycardinal.com.


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Around campus tonight One of The Daily Cardinal’s favorite bands of the year, Japandroids, are taking over the High Noon Saloon this evening for what will undoubtedly be one of the most satisfying shows of the year. What: Japandroids with Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band Where/When: High Noon Saloon, 8 p.m. Cost: $8

‘Revanche’ an intriguing, bland affair By Dan Sullivan THE DAILY CARDINAL

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Portland, Ore.’s the Dodos added a third member on xylophone for their third album of eclectic, psychedelic folk, a more reserved affair than their usually fiery acoustic style.

Almost ‘Time’ for a nap The Dodos tone down their sound for their third LP By Kyle Sparks THE DAILY CARDINAL

By many accounts, the Dodos’ second album, Visiter, was one of the most criminally underrated albums of 2008. Their incendiary passion lit fires in their songs, and they paved a new approach to psychedelic acoustic folk, inciting as much meaning through mechanical ferocity as the songwriting itself. However, on their newest release, Time to Die, the Dodos pull back on the reins and present themselves in a much more meditative manner.

What’s so ironic about Time to Die is that though it’s a more reserved effort, it’s especially messy.

Instead of writing the kind of sonic assaults that defined their discography to this point, the Dodos resigned themselves to more conventional pop songs on Time to Die. When they do muster up extra energy, like on “This is a Business” or “Two Medicines,” they get stuck in a

rut. They don’t have the same tetherball transitions or frenetic stop-start rhythms that have always brought life to their songs. Instead, they plod on as unrealized songs on the brink of, but never actually achieving, something great. Their new conventional approach is not without its successes, though, especially on “Fables.” The xylophone’s subtle complements enhance the swollen guitar chords to a gentle flush of emotion.

to the dynamic, obscure corners explored in their older material. What’s so ironic about Time to Die is that though it’s a more reserved effort, it’s especially messy. Their music had always embodied an element of chaos, but it was all neatly wound in an easily accessible package. Time to Die, though, has more bythe-book song structures tossed together in a muddled array, disheveled and informal.

CD REVIEW What makes Time to Die most disappointing is its foreboding sense of finality.

Time to Die The Dodos The rest of Time to Die has a hard time matching the poetic majesty of “Fables,” however, and more often than not sounds sleepy and droll. “Troll Nacht” and “Acorn Factory” are comprised of the same gentle pop hooks, but they’re not as successful as “Fables,” nor do they climb

What makes Time to Die most disappointing is its foreboding sense of finality. Beyond the lyrical themes and titular allusions to death, Time to Die is the tired, worn-out product you’d expect from a band too old to consistently purvey the same energy they once had. Time to Die sounds an awful lot like their swan song, and it’s about eight years too early.

After the film left a considerable impression at the Wisconsin Film Festival this past April, the Orpheum has unsurprisingly brought back Austrian director Götz Spielmann’s 2008 drama “Revanche” for a return engagement. Aside from winning over Madison audiences last spring, “Revanche” was also nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film—which isn’t to say that being nominated for that particular award at all verifies a movie’s alleged quality or effectiveness. From an aesthetic standpoint, there’s a lot to like about “Revanche.” Though the film’s arty goals are a bit obvious, it’s difficult to object to Martin Gschlacht’s detached cinematography or Spielmann’s technique of stretching the duration of shots past the point when the character being studied has exited the frame. The first half of “Revanche” taps into a vivid yet nocturnal palette of colors that recalls John Cassavetes’ “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie.” Gschlacht’s use of shallow focus effectively veils much of the onscreen space, yielding compositions that are delicate and slightly opaque. “Revanche” is at its best when it riffs on the conventions of the so-called ‘European art film’—several pivotal moments in the plot are noticeably suppressed, and yet they manage to retain their essential force.

From an aesthetic standpoint, there’s a lot to like about “Revanche.”

Viral Videos of the Week Search terms: Cute puppy can’t roll back over Got way too much work from your classes already? Worrying about the economy? Wondering what dress you’ll wear to your sorority formal on Friday? Let the anxiety and fear melt away by watching this video. Your problems suddenly become trivial compared to the life-and-death battle this puppy faces as he struggles to get off his back. Kittens have always ruled the web, but puppies are making a comeback. Search terms: Andy Samberg behind the scenes of “Cloudy” From the early days of “Lazy Sunday” to the latest hits “I’m on a Boat” and “Like a Boss,” it’s clear that Andy Samberg understands the Internet. Now, Samberg gets to apply a bit of that viral marketing genius for the new movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” as he “explains” (makes up) how animation works. Silly voiceovers? Nonsensical clips of unrelated objects? Awkward silliness? Samberg brings them all, making you forget you’re basically watching an ad.

Because of the content of the film’s narrative (in which prostitution and marital infidelity are central topics), a substantial amount of nudity is required from actresses Irina Potapenko and Ursula Strauss. For the most part, the nudity is tastefully rendered and impregnated with philosophical weight by Spielmann’s insistence on not only showing us sloppy sex in a cramped Viennese shower stall but also the mundane aftermath that follows the carnal act. Even so, Spielmann’s obsession with breasts is pretty apparent throughout “Revanche,” especially in sequences where Potapenko or Strauss are lying in bed with their tits out, delivering some

crucial line of dialogue as mediated by the presence of a pair of elephants in the room. It’s tough to say whether this harmless perversity makes “Revanche” a richer cinematic experience or a more gratuitous one: As a 20-year-old single dude, I hardly think I’m in the right position to make such a judgment.

“Revanche” is as difficult as the subject matter it tries to come to grips with.

But beyond the debatable necessity of the nudity in “Revanche,” there’s another detractor worth bringing up: For better or worse, the film is utterly driven by its narrative. Now, there’s nothing inherently wrong with a movie that seeks primarily to tell a story, so long as that story is worth telling. The problem with the narration in “Revanche” is that the storytelling motive is manifest in every image and every sound, to the point that anyone who thinks cinema can be a means of metaphysical investigation likely won’t find much to chew on. Furthermore, the plot consistently walks the fine line between dragging and drifting: While the kitchen-sink realism of the first half definitely floats more than it sinks, the bulimic lyricism of the second half seems to prefer a steady drag to a dreamy drift. “Revanche” is as difficult as the subject matter it tries to come to grips with. There are moments when the film’s story resembles a James M. Cain novel, just as there are moments when the film’s compositions resemble the work of Spielmann’s directorial peer and countryman Michael Haneke. On the whole, however, “Revanche” is more brooding than reflective, more parochial than investigative and more content to tell a complex story in a simple way than to tell a simple story in a complex way; whether the latter is preferable to the former for any of these is a whole ’nother can of worms.


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Today’s Sudoku

Evil Bird

By Caitlin Kirihara kirihara@wisc.edu

Angel Hair Pasta

By Todd Stevens ststevens@wisc.edu

Sid and Phil

By Alex Lewein alex@sidandphil.com

© Puzzles by Pappocom

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.

Today’s Crossword Puzzle

The Graph Giraffe

Charlie and Boomer

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26 “These ___ few of my favorite“ 27 Street signal directive 28 Dainty 29 Circle section 31 Ski lift 32 Make a mistake 33 Disentangle 34 Groundbreaking ‘60s musical 35 Not in action 37 George Clooney role 38 Question asked by one with a stuffy nose? 39 Like a tutor’s lesson, often 43 Welcomes in 44 Merchant 45 Author Fleming 46 Lecherous onlooker 47 Person authorized to act for another 48 Spooky 49 Getting on in years 50 Dictionary example 52 Ireland, affectionately 53 Pleased as Punch 54 Logical flaw 55 Leaves speechless 56 Boom supporter

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recap from page 8 “When I saw that call, the great thing about it was there’s one option on that play, so if he’s not open, just over-throw him and throw it out of bounds,” Tolzien said, adding that throwing out of a running formation was probably key to the play’s success. There was no scoring in the second half until sophomore running back John Clay broke through for a 72-yard touchdown run to put the Badgers up 24-21. Fresno did not go quietly, as junior quarterback Ryan Colburn drove the Bulldogs for a gametying field goal in the the final minutes of regulation. The Badgers opened overtime with a 6-yard scoring pass from Tolzien to

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John Clay rushed for 144 yards against Fresno State Saturday, including a 72-yard touchdown run that gave the Badgers a fourth-quarter lead.

analysis from page 8 impatient waiting for it to click. After the game, head coach Bret Bielema acknowledged that Clay needed a big play to get him going. “John plays off emotion huge, and I would not want to be the guy tackling him there on that last overtime series,” Bielema said. “He had a purpose, and when he took off—everyone wants to talk about the 245-pound John Clay—that guy can run.” After the enigmatic P.J. Hill declared for the 2009 NFL draft, many pinned Clay as the de facto starter heading into the season and predicted a breakout year for the preseason Doak Walker Award candidate. Those expectations were tempered, however, when Bielema named junior Zach Brown as Clay’s co-starter in late August. While Brown is a dynamic threat both rushing and receiving out of the backfield, Clay has been billed as the next best Wisconsin running back since he set foot on campus in fall 2007 after racking up over 5,000 yards and 58 touchdowns at Washington Park High School in Racine.

soccer from page 7 With just over 30 seconds remaining in the second overtime, a penalty in the box led to a penalty kick goal for Aztec senior Evan Toft, when he scored his second goal of the game and sent the Badgers to their second disappointing loss of the weekend. With two more assists on Sunday, Spohn upped his season total to three. He has tallied an assist on each goal the Badgers have scored this season. Senior goalkeeper Alex Horwath was removed from Sunday’s game because of a finger injury. He would later return to the action and is not likely to miss any playing time. The Badgers will return to the Midwest for action next weekend, but they will continue their current road trip against two tough teams. Wisconsin will face Oakland on Friday and #6 UC Santa Barbara on Sunday. Both games will be played at UWMilwaukee as part of the UWMilwaukee Panther Classic. —UWBadgers.com contributed to this report.

Some questioned Clay’s maturity his freshman year when he was forced to redshirt because of academic problems, and his underwhelming performance against Northern Illinois brought questions about his effort coming off the bench. In case his explosive play against Fresno State didn’t eradicate those concerns, Clay talked after the game about the benefit of having a skilled stable of running backs. “This offense is about running the ball,” he said. “We’ve got great backs that can run the ball; any one of us can step up either way. [Saturday] was just my day, you know. I was hot [Saturday], so anything can happen, it can sway either way. “It could be Zach’s hot day [or] mine, so we’re just here to help each other and support each other.” For Wisconsin to compete in the Big Ten this season, the team will need both Clay and Brown to be running past, and over, opposing defenses with greater tenacity and consistency. If Saturday’s fourth quarter and overtime periods are any indicators, the Badgers could turn some cynical heads come October.

Monday, September 14, 2009 sophomore receiver Nick Toon, but Fresno answered when senior receiver Seyi Ajirotutu leapt over a UW defender for a touchdown catch in the back of the end zone. The very next play, Maragos made his interception that all but sealed the game. The defense for Wisconsin had a rough day overall, allowing over 450 yards, but came through late in the contest for the second straight week. “[The second-half play just shows our resiliency,” Maragos said. “I think when you look at what we’re trying to do and what we’re trying to accomplish, we have a bunch of tough guys and guys who are willing to work. That’s what I love about this team.” Along with Maragos, senior defen-

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sive end O’Brien Schofield was key in stopping the Bulldogs late. Schofield was a terror, exploding into the backfield numerous times, finishing with a sack, four tackles for loss and a teamhigh 11 tackles. Both Maragos and Schofield are captains for the Badgers and knew they needed to be leaders during the incredibly close game. “We just have to be that spark for our team, for the defense when things are rough,” Schofield said. “Because guys look to you to see how you react. Your reaction can carry on and be contagious to other guys.” With all the discussion of contagions during the week, it only seemed fitting for the players to catch something positive before the day was over.


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Monday, September 14, 2009

Football

After overtime thriller, Badgers improve to 2-0 RECAP

On tough day for defense, late heroics cap victory By Ben Breiner THE DAILY CARDINAL

For just a moment, it looked like senior Fresno State receiver Marlon Moore would pluck the ball out of the air in the Wisconsin end zone and take control of the game for his team. And then with an inspired burst, Chris Maragos took it right back. Minutes later the Badgers’ sophomore kicker Philip Welch booted a game-winning field goal in the second overtime and gave his squad its second harrowing victory in as many weeks. The Bulldogs took a two-score lead early, but Wisconsin clawed back into the game and overcame a rough defensive day, winning 34-31. “[Hitting the winning field goal] felt good, but the game was already

won with Chris Maragos making that interception,” Welch said. “I just had to finish it off.” But it was a long trip to reach those fateful plays. The Bulldogs burst out of the gate, scoring the game’s first 14 points and staked themselves to a 21-7 lead in the second quarter. Wisconsin’s secondary struggled for much of the day, as Fresno consistently ran double-move routes that surprised the defensive backs plus top corner Aaron Henry was out for most of the game because of the flu. “Henry woke up today throwing up, was sick,” head coach Bret Bielema said. “I guess he called Gary Johnson, our trainer, at about 1:30 2 a.m. and was throwing up and wanted to get something. Came down this morning, tried to eat and threw it up again. We IVed him, he tried to get up and take the field, but his body wasn’t reacting.” Over 40 Badgers suffered flu symptoms over the week, limiting the team’s ability to practice, Bielema said. At least six had to get IVs before the game.

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Scott Tolzien: 17-28, 225 yards, 1 TD. John Clay: 144 yards on 21 attempts, 1 TD. Chris Maragos: 6 tackles, 1 INT. The Badgers came back from a slow start, but let Fresno State’s offense drive to a game-tying field goal late in the 4th quarter. After a Chris Maragos interception in the second overtime, Philip Welch nailed the game-winning field goal to lift Wisconsin to 2-0.

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Wisconsin cut into Fresno’s lead when junior receiver David Gilreath scored on an 8-yard-end around play. With 1:37 left in the first half, the Badgers appeared content to run out the clock when they started a drive on their own eight.

“We just have to be that spark for our team, for the defense when things are rough.” O’Brien Schofield senior defensive end UW Football

Then came a surprise. After three straight running plays, junior quarterback Scott Tolzien dropped back and found his only receiver, junior wideout Isaac Anderson, open for a 44-yard pass and set up a 57-yard Welch field goal. Up to that point, Welch had not made a field goal this season. recap page 7

Despite summer weight gain, long run shows Clay still has good speed ANALYSIS

Running backs hope to silence critics after strong performance By Justin Dean THE DAILY CARDINAL

“We have a bunch of tough guys, and guys who are willing to work. That’s what I love about this team.” Chris Maragos

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Chris Maragos fights off Fresno State receiver Marlon Moore for an interception in the second overtime, taking away a touchdown.

John Clay has a message for the pundits who claim that adding over 20 pounds this offseason diminished his breakaway speed. “They think I put a little weight

on, that I’m not explosive anymore, that I don’t have my speed anymore,” Clay said. “But my mom and everybody tells me that you can’t judge a book by its cover, so I do have my speed still.” Down four points late in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game against Fresno State, Clay and the Wisconsin offense had less than six minutes to drive over 70 yards down the field and score a touchdown to avoid their first loss of the season. Remarkably, Clay only needed 10 seconds to explode around right tackle Josh Oglesby for a careerlong 72-yard touchdown dash

to put the Badgers up by three. The redshirt sophomore added 32 yards in overtime to help set up Philip Welch’s game-winning field goal and finished the game with a career-high 143 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown. Clay was listed at 222 poundsa at the start of the 2008 season and showed up for fall camp at 248 after a busy offseason in the weight room. But after struggling against Northern Illinois and getting off to a slow start against Fresno State, the normally outstanding Wisconsin running game may have had some fans growing analysis page 7

Men’s Soccer

San Diego road trip ends with pair of losses Penalties, defense doom Badgers to first losses of year By Parker Gabriel THE DAILY CARDINAL

After posting back-to-back shutouts on the regular season’s first weekend, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team gave up six goals in two losses this weekend, losing 3-0 to San Diego on Friday night and 3-2 to San Diego State Sunday afternoon. The Badgers (1-2-1) were in San Diego as a participant in the four-team Courtyard by Marriot San Diego Central Tournament. On both nights, the Badgers fell victim to penalty-kick goals. In Friday’s contest against San Diego (3-0-0), junior midfielder

Pablo Delgado received a red card for a foul in the 42nd minute. The Toreros scored on the ensuing penalty kick for the first goal of the night. The penalty and goal came just as Wisconsin seemed to be turning up the heat on offense. “We were really playing out of it and finding our form late in the first half, and then we had the red card and the PK,” head coach Todd Yeagley said. “That was a tough one.” Forced to play shorthanded for the remainder of the night, the Badgers had to scramble to produce offensive opportunities and left themselves exposed on defense as a result. “We did some nice things trying to create that equalizer,” Yeagley said. “We left ourselves a little vulnerable, though, and those second and third goals

came from us trying to claw our way back.” The Badgers were also hurt by a penalty kick on Sunday afternoon against San Diego State (12-1). After allowing a quick goal in the sixth minute, Wisconsin got its first goal of the weekend when senior Taylor Waspi scored in the 24th minute from short range off a set-piece volley from sophomore Austin Spohn. The Badgers took the lead in the second half when sophomore Ross Seagram tallied his first career collegiate goal on a strike from around the 18-yard box in the 48th minute. Later, an equalizing goal in the 73rd minute from San Diego State forced Wisconsin into its third overtime match in four games this season. soccer page 7

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Alex Horwath had not given up a goal yet this season going into the weekend’s contests, but allowed six over two games in San Diego.


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