WISCONSIN HOMECOMING 2009
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Thursday, October 15, 2009
GSSBA likely to endorse Peace Park renovation Members of the Greater State Street Business Association said Wednesday they aim to endorse the planned renovation of Lisa Link Peace Park. Peace Park, 452 State St., would begin renovations in January if approved by the Common Council. The renovation plans include a visitors center, public restrooms and additional benches. GSSBA members met Wednesday to vote on a draft of a letter to be sent to the Common Council. An insufficient number of members were
present to approve the letter. GSSBA President John Hutchinson said the members not able to attend the meeting have already seen the letter. “I’m pretty sure it will be a positive vote,” he said. Hutchinson said the GSSBA’s goal is to gain a consensus and send out the letter in the coming weeks. According to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, renovations have not started yet because of city budget constraints. peace park page 3
No more carry-ins for football home games The UW Police Department announced recently it will not allow carry-ins of any kind into Camp Randall for the remainder of the football season for security reasons. The new restrictions come in response to a bulletin issued by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security three weeks ago regarding “terrorist interest” in attacking hotels or stadiums. The police department is reminding football fans attending the Homecoming game this Saturday to leave backpacks,
bags, purses and even umbrellas at home. “No specific threats have been made against Camp Randall Stadium,” UWPD said in a statement. “University police and athletic officials will continue to monitor the national threat level, which remains at yellow.” Exceptions will be made if a carry-in is required for medical reasons. This protocol was followed during the Sept. 26 Badger game against Michigan State and will be enforced at all home games for the remainder of the season.
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ASM Chair Tyler Junger led Wednesday’s Student Council meeting where members began approving a bylaw change giving the Student Services Finance Committee the power to remove its own members.
ASM begins changing SSFC removal bylaws By Kelsey Gunderson The Daily Cardinal
The Associated Students of Madison voted Wednesday to begin approving a change to its bylaws granting the Student Services Finance Committee the power to remove committee members from their positions. The new bylaws would make it possible for SSFC members to be removed from the committee for violating viewpoint neutrality or threatening other committee members. The bylaws originally said mem-
bers could be removed for threatening and coercing other members, but the word “coerce” was removed from the language during the meeting. The bylaws would require threefourths of the voting members of SSFC to approve the removal, meaning currently seven of nine votes would be needed. Currently, SSFC can take away members’ speaking and voting rights, but only the Student Council can impeach an SSFC member. SSFC Chair Brandon Williams said
the bylaw change is necessary because he feels SSFC and Student Council are equal institutions and SSFC members should have the autonomy to decide the consequences of violations within their own organization. He added that SSFC allocates millions of dollars in student services funds, so if a member does not practice viewpoint neutrality, UW-Madison could face federal lawsuits and possibly lose the right to allocate those funds. asm page 3
Rep. Nass calls for removal of Rep. Wood
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Buckingham U. Badger joins some of his pals in Memorial Union’s Great Hall Wednesday to participate in the A.V. Club’s Jarringly Obscure Trivia contest. The contest was part of this week’s Homecoming events.
A state lawmaker formally requested the expulsion of state Sen. Jeffrey Wood, I-Chippewa Falls, Wednesday after Wood was arrested for the second time in recent months on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. According to a statement, state Rep. Steve Nass, R-White water, called for the WOOD removal of Wood through an expulsion resolution after Wood indicated he will continue his duties as a state representative. The expulsion resolution begins the process of Wood’s possible removal from state office, a process that the state Legislature has not used for close to 100 years. Charles Franklin, UW-Madison professor of political science, said although the circumstances are unusual, it is within the normal bounds of the Legislature to evaluate its members.
Franklin said as far as he knows there have been no allegations against Wood for misusing his office and said Wood’s allegedly irresponsible behavior is not a typical impeachable offense. He said Wood’s personal problems make him an easy political target. “Rep. Wood got in trouble with Republicans when he left the Republican Party, and now that he’s politically vulnerable because of the intoxicated driving cases, it makes him a good target for his former colleagues to come after him,” Franklin said. The Wisconsin Constitution requires a two-thirds vote by the state Assembly to pass the resolution. Franklin said it is more likely the public will have the opportunity to decide Wood’s fate than the Legislature. “I think that the more likely way it gets resolved is by the public voting in his next election bid rather than through the Legislature deciding to force him out in some way,” he said. —Hannah Furfaro
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hile perusing through the old Daily Cardinal bounds the other day, I happened upon a quite extraordinary find. In one of the first issues of The Daily Cardinal (circa 1892), I discovered the original application form for a Page Two columnist! My, how the times have changed... I don’t think I would have made the cut back then. Here’s the application, reprinted in modern English for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! 1) Male or Female: Circle One (Note, if you are a female, you likely cannot read. Education is for males only, and women should remain blissfully ignorant in their domestic home lives. Hence, if you are a female and can read this, don’t bother to
2) How many goats do you own? How many goats would you be willing to trade in order to receive a columnist position? (Note: If you don’t have any goats, don’t bother applying). 3) Describe your goat(s) in 300 words or less. 4) Write down your two best Grover Cleveland jokes in the space below: 5) Which Vaudeville performers most influence your humour and why? What Vaudeville act encapsulates your style as a columnist? 6) Would you say you’re more like John Phillip Sousa or Scott Joplin? Why? 7) What do you think of all this “steam-powered cart” and
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New Beer Thursday Bell’s Brewery Octoberfest Up next on the fall tour is Bell’s Octoberfest. For those of you who enjoy breaking away from the usual light beer, Bell’s is certainly well known for great brews such as Oberon Ale, Third Coast Beer and Two Hearted Ale, which are standards in Der Rathskellar. Octoberfest is just another beer in a family of reliable drinks. Drawing the eye immediately is the orange label with a simple leaf placed behind the lettering as a simple reminder of the season. Octoberfest is deﬁnitely an interesting drink. Right from the bottle opening, the aroma is hard to place. There’s the toasted malt one would expect from a fall beer, but also the hint of light ﬂowery hops. The ﬁrst impression was slightly confusing—the malt and hops were blending oddly, but it just took some getting used to. Each drink seemed better than the last, typical of Bell’s standards. Unfortunately, upon reaching the depths of the bottle, most of the flavor seemed to disappear. Although it
is generally expected that warm beer doesn’t taste nearly as good as it does ice cold, it seemed to be more than the usual. Not only did the flavor seem to vanish, the carbonation was nonexistent. If my enjoyment while drinking Octoberfest was plotted in Graph Giraffe, it would roughly look like a bell curve (no pun intended). It started out a little slow, was fantastic for two-thirds and fell back toward the bottom. Overall, Bell’s put out another reliable ale this season. Drinking one out of season, though, isn’t suggested. Octoberfest is perfect for that crisp fall day right alongside football and pumpkin pie. So after those midterms these coming weeks don’t hesitate to take the edge off with something new.
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UW celebrates 100 years of fight song By Kelsey Gunderson The Daily Cardinal
Homecoming is not the only celebration of school spirit on campus this year. The UW-Madison school song, “On, Wisconsin!”, turns 100 this year, and campus officials have organized various activities to honor the song’s milestone. According to Tricia Dickinson, UW-Madison communications marketing director, William Purdy and Carl Beck wrote the song in 1909 and originally intended for it to be the fight song at the University of Minnesota. Beck, a UW-Madison alum, later decided the song was more fitting for Wisconsin. Dickinson said the song later became a favorite among Wisconsin residents and eventually became the state song in the 1950s. According to a release, numerous high schools throughout the state as well as several colleges now use “On, Wisconsin!” as their school song. UW-Madison has several events planned to honor the song’s birthday, including the launch of an “On, Wisconsin!” website, a
special halftime show at Saturday’s home football game and a contest for students to submit their own versions of the song. The Wisconsin Alumni Association is also selling “On, Wisconsin!” T-shirts on campus and will use the money to benefit needbased financial aid for students. Dickinson said because it is Homecoming week as well as the song’s centennial, she now encourages UW-Madison students more than ever to take pride in being a part of the university. “[The song] is such a strong part of UW’s identity, and it’s embraced by students and alumni all over the world,” she said. “There’s a lot of pride associated with UW because of the song and because it’s known as being such a perfect example of a college song.” She added that she hopes UW-Madison students take time to participate in the song-related events as well as the various Homecoming events on campus. “We just want to remind everyone of what a great place this is and how proud we are to be Badgers,” she said.
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‘On, Wisconsin!’ turns 100 this year, and UW-Madison officials have several events planned to celebrate, including a special halftime show to honor the song’s birthday at Saturday’s football game.
Church Key co-owner sentenced to year in federal prison Jongyean Lee, a Madison woman who co-owns several downtown Madison businesses, was sentenced to a year in federal prison Tuesday for providing the Internal Revenue Service with a false document. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb also fined Lee $30,000, due immediately.
The sentencing is the maximum Jongyean Lee could have received for the misdemeanor after pleading guilty Aug. 21. Jongyean Lee, along with her husband Hyungirl Lee, owns the Church Key Bar and Grill, Riley’s Wines of the World, Badger Liquor and Vineyard Liquor in
addition to other businesses. Hyungirl Lee will be sentenced Oct. 30 after pleading guilty to filing a false 2005 federal tax return. The prosecution resulted from an IRS audit of the Lees’ 20032005 tax returns. The Lees could not be reached for comment.
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Peace Park would undergo a significant renovation next year if the project is approved by the Common Council.
peace park from page 1 “We had hoped to break ground this year,” he said. “[Instead, we were] pushed from breaking ground in November to January.” During the Common Council’s
asm from page 1 “That would probably destroy ASM as we know it,” he said. Williams added that Student Council meets one-fourth as often as SSFC, making it a much lengthier process for a removal to go through the Student Council. Although the bylaw change was passed by a 17-2 vote, several members spoke out against the “threatening”
last meeting, three members voted against the renovation specifically because it included the addition of an ATM, Verveer said. The presence of an ATM would cause panhandling to be prohibited in the park. Despite criticism, Verveer clause, which led to the removal of the word “coercion” from the language. ASM Academic Affairs Committee Chair Jonah Zinn advocated against the “coercion” language, saying it is very difficult to undeniably prove coercion, which would make the removal process too lengthy. The ASM constitution requires that the bylaw change be approved again at next week’s meeting before it can officially be implemented.
believes support for the Peace Park renovation has been steady. “I think, knock on wood, it is going well,” he said. The Common Council will meet Nov. 3 to vote on the Peace Park renovation. —Beth Pickhard
Law enforcement destroys 8,000 marijuana plants Approximately 8,000 marijuana plants were discovered and eradicated in eastern Wisconsin Tuesday in one of the largest drug removals in Wisconsin history. According to a statement from the state Department of Justice, the drugs were removed from 12 sites on the Navarino Wildlife Refuge. The statement said “a substantial amount of marijuana had been harvested” before law enforcement was notified of the drug operation, which appeared to have been abandoned. Detective Sgt. Terry Moede of Shawano County said a hunter made the discovery a few weeks ago. Moede said no arrests have been made and the drug activity is under ongoing investigation.
Moede said a number of surrounding agencies aided in cleaning up the area. Nearly 80 law enforcement officials, including officials from the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Department of Natural Resources, were involved in clean-up. The DOJ said the growing sites are considered dangerous and said the complexity and number of marijuana growing sites on campgrounds have increasingly become a problem. In a statement, Shawano County Sheriff Randy Wright said the investigation of the recently found marijuana plants is “only one portion of a much larger inquiry.” —Hannah Furfaro
Thursday, October 15, 2009
arts Have the ‘Times’ of your life at art exhibit dailycardinal.com/arts
By Anthony Cefali and Dan Sullivan THE DAILY CARDINAL
In his 1971 novel “Rabbit Redux,” John Updike thrusts his estranged hero, Rabbit, into the climax of the space race. Rabbit ﬁnds himself, like many other Americans, observing the ﬁrst steps on the moon. Stuck on the ground, Rabbit ruminates, “I know it’s happened, but I don’t feel anything yet.” The monumental space race deﬁned a generation, spurring imaginations to move beyond the previous boundaries of reality into an unknown. But how do we deﬁne and categorize such an accomplishment in human terms?
Rauschenberg was completely unafraid to make the same point over and over again, so long as he thought it was a point worth making.
Forty years since the Apollo 11 landing, we still ﬁnd ourselves struggling with the multi-faceted implications of such progress, progress that extended beyond the space race into the culture of a generation. “Signs of the Times,” an intimate look at Robert Rauschenberg’s America featured at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, allows us to travel through the tumultuous times with three wonderfully focused series of prints done by the proliﬁc Rauschenberg from 1968-1970. Entering the exhibit, you are
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confronted with a timeline, highlighting the important events that are integral to understanding Rauschenberg’s motivation for the prints. Here we begin to see the degradation of a traditional America, awash with race riots, an unpopular war and a confusing sexual revolution. Among that, hanging all copasetic and wise, are the ﬁrst of Rauschenberg’s prints. The first and smallest set of prints, “Reels (B+C),” focuses exclusively on screenshots from Arthur Penn’s 1967 movie “Bonnie and Clyde” starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. The focus here is on the glorified violence that Bonnie and Clyde represent, Tommy guns in hands, robbing banks and killing authority figures. Had the American Dream really come to this? Rauschenberg was known for his love of screenprinting diverse images to make a cohesive whole, often tied together by a single color or object. The prints in “Reels (B+C)” are seething with red, but mocked up so artfully that it’s hard not to think about Bonnie and Clyde with envy. The truth is that it is all very overwhelming, especially trying to take in “Stoned Moon Series” as well as “Surface Series.” Both owe as much to the scope of the project as they do to the talent of Rauschenberg, but the thin veil of separation between the two exhibits leaves little time for the necessary reﬂection. In “Stoned Moon Series,” Rauschenberg focused entirely on the moon landing, picking out
still images, charts and graphs directly from the NASA archives (he was also a special guest to the initial launch). Each monument makes a cameo appearance in his artwork, the initial launch, Armstrong and Aldrin’s spacesuits, Collins’s command module. Perhaps the most unsettling images are those of German rocket scientist (it’s not often that you get to say that not-ironically) Wernher von Braun, the mastermind behind the American space program and the Nazi ballistic missile program before that.
In “Stoned Moon Series,” Rauschenberg focuses entirely on the moon landing, picking out images and charts directly from the NASA archives.
In one painting, von Braun stands proud, pointing out towards space with the ghostly inﬂections of the Houston crew keeping an eye on Apollo as it lands. The image of von Braun stands for so many things in that moment, something that Rauschenberg uses to his advantage throughout his prints feature in “Signs of the Times.” Von Braun combines the hopes and fears of the space program, standing for peaceful exploration—he led a team that was supposed to get shuttles to the moon by the 80’s—as well as utter destruction due to his Nazi past. The keywords to use when dis-
cussing Rauschenberg’s artistic sensibility are juxtaposition, obliteration, defacement and historical memory. Rauschenberg achieves these aesthetic ideals by overloading his canvasses with contemporary symbols, which he then defamiliarizes through several different processes of disﬁguration. “Loop” from “Stoned Moon Series” is marked by paint smudges, scribbling and a recessional arrangement, yielding a weirdly magnetic spiraling effect. “Ape” is a chaotic 15-image pile-up, and the ghostly “Tilt” almost seems to evaporate from the canvas that just barely contains it. The aforementioned lithographs of Reels (B+C) use the scribbling technique to produce abstract motion, a perceptual effect somewhere between chucking images at the canvas to see what’ll stick and levitating them toward newfound signiﬁcance. “Banner” appropriates a bunch of signiﬁers that would ordinarily spell out F-L-O-R-I-DA and assembles them in such a way that the mind ﬁnds itself unable to draw the usual connections among them. “Tracks” is a grab bag of gears, pipes, sprockets and factory scenes, recalling the early ﬁlms of legendary Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein. But unlike Eisenstein’s conﬂict-powered works of cinematic assemblage, most of the collages in “Signs of the Times” are relatively serene; one only gets the sense of an ongoing internal conﬂict in works like “Sky Garden,” which is at once a polychromatic heap and a race to the ﬁnish between its various graphic
and photographic elements. Also worth checking out is the video installation “Open Score,” a short documentary recounting one of Rauschenberg’s many efforts to collapse the conventional distinctions between image/performance and artist/audience. The collages that comprise “Surface Series” (from “Currents”) are conceptually engaging, and studying them feels like simultaneously reading 10 different newspapers while wading through a nearly impenetrable fog; however, many of the collages seem sort of interchangeable. Indeed, interchangeability and redundancy are the biggest problems with “Signs of the Times”: Rauschenberg was hardly an economist of expression, and like his contemporary Andy Warhol, he was completely unafraid to make the same point over and over again, so long as he thought it was a point worth making. Even so, Rauschenberg’s work is so technically singular, so strikingly composed, so enigmatically expressive and hauntingly self-effacing, that one can easily look past any repetitiveness and choose instead to wrestle with the thousands of confetti-like suggestions ﬂying around the gallery as if shot from a cannon.
“Signs of the Times” where: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art when: Now until Jan. 3. cost: free
IMDb readers beware: Recent movies subject to inﬂated ratings KEVIN SLANE dr. slanelove
very time I run a movie review on the arts page, I try to find some promotional pictures and information on the film on two movie sites: IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. Both feature not only glamorous shots from the movie, but they also have all the relevant information I need to fact-check the article (unsurprisingly, I have to check the spelling of Schwarzenegger every single time he’s mentioned). Most people probably check these sites more for recreational purposes, and prefer to see what reviewers think of movies so they don’t waste their money on something like “Who’s My Caddy?” or “Disaster Movie.” Similarly, people (myself included) probably check out the IMDb Top 250, a list of the 250 best ﬁlms of all time voted on by members of the site.
We haven’t even gotten to awards season yet and there are already six movies in the top 250 that were released this year.
Unfortunately, like any other hive-minded venture, the IMDb Top 250, and its rating system in
general, is wrought with questionable choices and noteworthy omissions. The site uses a true Bayesian estimate, and lists a formula that would bore you to tears if I tried to explain it. The formula might be the best thing IMDb can muster, but it still leads to two obvious phenomena: Movies from the ’50s and 2000’s both feature abnormally high ratings compared to other decades.
Even though everyone loves reading, debating and making their own lists, don’t consider any user-generated list a gold standard.
For people who regularly visit the site, this news isn’t new. Films like “(500) Days of Summer” and “Zombieland” are already in the Top 250 because of extremely high vote totals being sent in by fanboys. When “The Dark Knight” came out last summer, the hype was so huge that people couldn’t wait to give the ﬁlm ten out of ten stars, putting the ﬁlm at #1 the day the ﬁlm came out. Even now, after a backlash of angry classic ﬁlm fans started rating the ﬁlm one star out of ten, “The Dark Knight” is still #9 on the greatest movies of all time. Films from the ’50’s, on the other hand, beneﬁt from a low number of vote totals. Nobody is going to go through and ﬁnd the “You Got Served” and “Baby Geniuses”-type ﬁlms from the ’50s; they’re going to only seek out and
vote for classics like “12 Angry Men” and “Rear Window.” As such, ﬁlms from an earlier generation with at least 1,500 votes (the minimum to be included in the IMDb top 250) do about as well as movies from present day. The point of all of this research is simply this: Even though everyone loves reading, debating and making their own lists, don’t consider any user-generated list a golden standard. How else do you explain two “Star Wars” movies and two “Lord of the Rings” mov-
ies in the top 20? Who but the children of the ’90s can say that “The Shawshank Redemption” is the #1 movie of all time? Furthermore, 63 movies in the Top 250 are from the last 10 years, a little over 25 percent. Nobody (and I truly mean nobody) believes that over 25 percent of the greatest movies of all time were made in the last ten years. We haven’t even gotten to awards season yet, and there are already six movies in the top 250 that were released this year. So, when you want to go see
a film and you’re not sure if it’s going to be good or not, go with your gut instinct. Or, if you’re like my roommate, who thinks “Couple’s Retreat” looks like a non-stop laugh riot, try to consult a professional reviewer you trust first, and don’t rely on the aggregate data of the unkempt masses. Want to punch Kevin in the face because he insinuated that “Shawshank Redemption” might not be the best film of all time? Send all forms of e-assault to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Holy inﬂated movie ratings, Batman! More often than not, recent ﬁlm releases score much higher on the ﬁlm fan site IMDb.com, mostly because exuberant fans give ﬁlms that they like a top rating.
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Thursday, October 15, 2009
Female Halloween-wear matter of personal choice By Alyssa Lochen THE DAILY CARDINAL
As any veteran of a Madison Halloween will attest, the most commonly seen costume among female college students is some variation on a “sexy profession” theme. Though the costumes themselves are largely a non-issue, the judgment that many young women receive, especially by their fellow females, reﬂects a society fraught with fear of the expression of female sexuality. Every year, I hear multiple people scornfully disapprove of these revealing costumes, describing them as tasteless and “slutty.” The underlying social implications of such scorn raise a number of concerns. For one, the unabashed and frequent use of the term “slut” to describe these women is a blatant condemnation of the exploration of personal sexuality. Derogatory and offensive, the term “slut” passes unfair judgment and drives a wedge between women who could unite for a common cause. The disgusted tone of those who criticize the more scantily costumed young women suggests an underlying sense of discomfort and judgment regarding the display of female sexuality. Schools, churches and society itself still perpetuate the notion that women should feel ashamed of their sexuality and maintain a demure, “proper” demeanor, lest they earn the title of “slut.” The oft-heard judgment imparted by more modest women onto bolder women clearly demonstrates the harmful effects of these institutions. As women, we are taught to fear and avoid personal exploration of our sexuality, while we simultaneously learn that our bodies are our greatest assets. Such a confusing message ultimately pits women against each other, separating us into those who fear their sexuality and those who willingly exhibit their physical qualities. Ultimately, women who explore their sexuality are considered “slutty,” regardless of their character or motivation. The female body and female sexuality should not be considered offensive; unfortunately, our society still leads women to believe that their sexuality is a source of shame, breeding resentment and division among the female population.
One could make the argument that these body-ﬂaunting costumes are negative because they reﬂect society’s value of women for their physical assets. Perhaps. However, wearing such a costume does not inherently indicate submission to societal standards, nor does it suggest a conscious surrender of one’s dignity. The notion that women who rightfully elect to wear a revealing costume belong to a lower moral stratum than their more modestly dressed peers is presumptuous, judgmental and unfounded. While I wouldn’t assert that skimpy costumes promote female empowerment, I strongly disagree that any woman in a revealing outﬁt is automatically sacriﬁcing her feminine strength and pride. The inherent issue regarding the ubiquitous skimpy Halloween costume is not that these costumes are somehow inappropriate or offensive. Rather, the real issue is the fact that this kind of expression and exploration of female sexuality is only considered acceptable because it’s Halloween. This unfortunate link between the expression of female sexuality and a holiday associated with shock and fear demonizes sexual expression, characterizing it as “bad” or “scary.” This demonization in turn perpetuates the notion of female sexuality as a source of shame and fear. I ﬁnd the “sexy profession” costumes just as uncreative and thermally illogical as the next person, but they certainly don’t offend me personally. It worries me greatly that women still struggle to accept each other’s personal choices regarding their sexual expression without overt criticism. If we truly wish to overcome the obstacles of gender inequality, we must abandon these judgmental notions and embrace our differences. In this way, we can more successfully work together for a better, more just future. Otherwise, we may very well continue to divide and fall into the opposing roles that society has dictated for us: the “sluts” and their critics. Alyssa Lochen is a senior majoring in zoolog y and Spanish. Please send responses to email@example.com.
Letter to the Editor:
Summit smear improper As a 2008 alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and as a former College Programs Coordinator for Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin, I am writing in response to Jamie Stark’s October 7th column: Rejection of Chicago unjustiﬁed. As a member of the Wisconsin delegation that attended the Defending the American Dream Summit last weekend in Arlington, Virginia, Stark’s reference to call Americans for Prosperity a “lazybones conservative organization” over how some people reacted over Chicago not winning is not true. Stark’s reference is an insult to the over 45,000 members of Americans for Prosperity in Wisconsin and over 700,000 members across the nation including members at UWMadison. Also, Stark’s column lacked clarity and focus about arguing what
caused Chicago to lose the bid. The reference to John Boehner saying “torched American morale” is nonsense. The real reasons why Chicago lost the bid were reported inﬁghting between the United States Olympic Committee and the Chicago Organizing Committee along with their bid message lacking discipline and focus. I would love to see the Olympics come to the Midwest, but not at the expense of rewarding corrupt politicians and burdening taxpayers who are burdened enough. The Daily Cardinal should focus on the real reasons in its columns how the news happens in a objective manner instead of using smear words just because of their political ideology or differing opinion on the 2016 Olympics. Kyle Maichle UW-Madison Class of 2008 School of Human Ecology
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Critics of Peace Prize bash president unfairly JAMIE STARK opinion columnist
he Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize committee’s October 9 announcement that Barack Obama won the 2009 Peace Prize came as a shock to most. When Thørbjorn Jagland, Chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee, announced the 2009 winner, several audience members audibly gasped. Perhaps the person most shocked was Obama himself. The president appeared humble and gracious when he said “I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who’ve been honored by this prize.” Obama did not apply for this honor, lobby, ﬁght or even ask politely for it. Yet somehow this decision by a committee of ﬁve Norwegians has angered more than just the president’s usual critics. Obama is facing flak from conservatives and liberals alike, perhaps even more from the left. If any recent Euro-centric decision merits vilification of Obama, blame him for losing us the Olympics. He actually visited the Olympic committee and lobbied for the summer games in Chicago. The Nobel decision came from five Norwegians independent of his influence. As it is every year, it’s likely that other candidates were equally deserving of the prize. But how did that translate to Obama bashing? Surprised pride would be a more appropriate reaction. The president deserves criticism for more important events than winning a medal by no choosing of his own. For the average person, naming any of the 2009 Nobel nominees would be difficult. Few, if any people have had as great an effect as President Obama on the world in the last year. The charge that Obama has done nothing to make the world a more peaceful place is simply false.
Obama’s first official action as president was signing an order to close Guantanamo Bay prison within a year. That same day, he formally banned torture and required that the Army field manual be used as the guide for terrorism interrogations. He recently scrapped the previous president’s plan to construct a missile defense system in eastern Poland and the Czech Republic, easing tensions with Russia who had bitterly opposed the plan. Obama has traveled abroad far more than any president this early in his presidency and has worked tirelessly to reset and renew American foreign relations.
Obama’s story is a testament to the efforts of all individuals trying to improve the world one person at a time.
In his explanation of the committee’s decision, Jagland said, “Obama has, as President, created a new international climate,” in which “multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position.” President Obama has brought change to the United States and the way we interact with the rest of the world. From shaking hands with Hugo Chavez at the Summit of the Americas, to calling for reduction of nuclear arms internationally, to taking a fair yet safe stance with Iran, Obama has changed the global atmosphere. The world is safer with President Obama at the helm, moreso than it could be with nearly any other individual. It’s easy to say Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize because he is successfully not George W. Bush. But to pretend he has done nothing on the international stage is absurd. Obama’s global influence undoubtedly played into the Nobel committee’s decision. His international relations efforts, though limited so far, have had and will have immeasurable
impact on the globe. Obama sits in the most powerful seat in international politics. He did not get to the pinnacle of power easily, however. Less than a decade ago, our current president was a no-name state senator who taught law and dabbled in writing. He grew up with a single mother who sometimes resorted to food stamps to feed her two children. Obama did not waltz into Norway and steal this shiny medal from all the starving activists of the world. He has helped make the entire world more peaceful after rising from remarkably humble means. Obama’s story is a testament to the efforts of all individuals trying to improve the world one person at a time. Most importantly, this award is, as Obama calls it, “a call to action.” We must continue the trend toward a more peaceful world and not fall backward. We must share pride in that duty and work together as a people. Obama is the ﬁrst to say this Nobel is not for him or any one person. Instead, he said, “This award must be shared with everyone who strives for justice and dignity.” As he frequently spouts, he cannot effect change by himself. He understands we are all in this together. No matter how many executive orders he signs, no matter how many awkward diplomatic photos are snapped, no matter how many negotiations he begins, it takes more than one person to make the world more peaceful. “I know these challenges can be met, so long as it’s recognized they will not be met by one person or one nation alone.” As Americans, we should be proud our president won the Nobel Peace Prize, and realize the magnitude of such an event. Obama is only the third sitting president and fourth in history to receive this honor. America is returning to its place as a “city upon a hill,” to continue the sappy sentimentalism. Finally, we’re going about it the right way. Jamie Stark is a sohpomore intending to major in journalism and political science. Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wisconsin shut out once again By Parker Gabriel THE DAILY CARDINAL
The Wisconsin men’s soccer team kept the high-powered offense of UW-Green Bay in check for most of the night, but failed to ﬁnd the back of the net and lost 1-0 Wednesday night in Green Bay after allowing a goal late in the game. The Badgers, who were denied the chance to string together backto-back wins for the ﬁrst time this season, were shut out for the fourth time in ﬁve games. The Badgers, who fell to 3-6-2 with the loss, knew what caliber of offensive attack they were up against. The Phoenix (10-1-2) came into the game ranked second in the country in scoring average. UW-Green Bay racked up 33 goals in the ﬁrst 12 matches of the season, good for 2.75 goals per game. That trailed only undefeated and unanimously top-ranked Akron, a squad that has poured in goals at a clip of three per game so far this season. Wisconsin has been on the opposite end of that spectrum for much of the season. The offense showed signs of life Sunday afternoon against Michigan State, as senior forward Scott Lorenz scored twice and led the Badgers to a 2-1 double overtime victory. Besides that outburst, the Badger offense has been eerily quiet for much of the season. When Lorenz tallied his first goal on Sunday, it ended a scoreless streak that had topped 300 minutes and spanned parts of four games. Nonetheless, the offense seemed to find its stride in time to match up with the Phoenix. On Wednesday night in Green Bay, the Badgers put ﬁve shots on
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On the heels of a Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor, senior forward Scott Lorenz, along with the Badgers, were held scoreless Wednesday at Green Bay. Lorenz had three shots in the loss. frame but were turned away each time by Phoenix freshman goalkeeper Ryan Wehking. Junior forward Brian Gerster led the attack for the Badgers, registering four shots in the contest. The Badgers kept the UWGreen Bay offense quiet until the 74th minute, when senior forward Francois Basty collected a rebound in front of the net and put home a close-range shot. The goal was one of six shots put
on target by the Phoenix. Senior goalkeeper Alex Horwath ﬁnished with ﬁve saves for the Badgers. Prior to Wednesday’s loss, the Badgers had won six consecutive matches against the three main instate opponents: Green Bay, UWMilwaukee and Marquette. It is also the ﬁrst time that Wisconsin has lost to UW-Green Bay since 2002. Following Wednesday’s loss, the Badgers will travel to Evanston to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on
Saturday for a Big Ten matchup. The Wildcats (6-1-4) are ranked No. 16 in the latest national polls and have the No. 1 RPI in the country. After that short trip, the Badgers return home for their longest home stand of the season. Wisconsin will not play a road game for 10 days, and will host Marquette, Ohio State and Northern Illinois before venturing out of Madison. —uwbadgers.com contributed to this report.
BADGER BITS Swimming Junior swimmer Maggie Meyer and junior diver Caleb Percevecz received this year’s initial Big Ten Conference weekly awards. Meyer is the Big Ten’s Women’s Swimmer of the Week after swimming the 100yard backstroke in 55.6 seconds, then ﬁnishing the 200 individual medly in two minutes and 8.72 seconds. Percevecz was named the Big Ten’s Men’s Diver of the Week after sweeping the men’s diving events last Friday. He also broke the school record on the one-meter board, with a score of 381.08. It was the fourth time Percevecz took home the weekly honor. The next event for the swimming team is its Big Ten opener against Iowa at the Natatorioum Friday at 5 p.m. Women’s Hockey Former goalie Jessie Vetter was named Sportswoman of the Year for team sport athletes in a ceremony in New York City hosted by Bob Costas. Vetter earned the award with her performance both on UW’s hockey team and the U.S. Women’s National Team. The 2009 graduate and national champion is the ﬁrst hockey player to take home this award. The award was determined by fan voting.
Staying at the pinnacle of your sport as a GM near impossible BEN BREINER boom goes the breinamite
or years we accepted that Bill Belichick was a football genius. The guy just never made a wrong move. Pick a guard in the first round (Logan Mankins) and it will work out. Grab second and fourth round picks and turn them into secondary stalwarts Eugene Wilson and Asante Samuel. Then, every year, turn out the accomplished veterans and replace them with youngsters who fill the role better.
West was the architect of the Shaq-Kobe Laker threepeat and turned the Memphis Grizzlies into a playoff team. His last team went 22-60.
Belichick, it seemed, simply had the Midas Touch when it came to football talent; every decision was pure gold. But this year New England has not looked like its dominant self, as many of its recent moves (and picks) don’t look quite so good. The lesson here is that general managers (or coaches who
fill the role of general manager, in Belichick’s case), who are praised as all but infallible are much like gamblers on a hot streak. The streak will eventually end proving that no GM can always make the right move and over the long term, will usually make a few of the wrong ones. Look at the likes of Red Auerbach, Jerry West, Billy Beane and Brian Sabean. All were seen as being one step ahead of opponents, and all succumbed to the law of averages. Auerbach built 16 championship teams in the NBA, but in the end selected Len Bias and Reggie Lewis, both players whose deaths contributed to the malaise of a title drought of over two decades. Although salary concerns and the propagation of his methods played a role in Beane’s fall from genius to merely good GM, his trades, the biggest key to his success, took a sharp drop in quality. Across the league former Athletics like Andre Ethier, Carlos Peña and Dan Haren are succeeding while Beane’s moves are netting less and less. Sabean had his run from 1997 to 2004, when he built strong teams with acquisitions like Robb Nen, Jason Schmidt and Jeff Kent. Now he is thought of as the man who gave up Joe Nathan, Boof Bonser and Francisco Liriano for one mediocre season of A.J. Pierzynski.
He even argued that there was some beneﬁt in giving up a ﬁrst round draft pick to sign a 33-year-old Michael Tucker (career average .256). West was the architect of the Shaq-Kobe Laker three-peat and turned the Memphis Grizzlies into a playoff team. His last team went 22-60.
still ended in a flawed fashion. This is not to say that a general manager can’t be good or great or construct consistently strong teams. This is to show that every time someone explains that executive’s decisions are always right, it’s not true. There are smart individuals who have successful runs, but the
threat of a bad move and coming misfortune is always present, even for someone pundits treat as an infallible genius like Belichick once was. Think Ted Thompson might be the exact opposite of a genius GM? Share that and other stories of bad moves your team made with Ben at email@example.com.
There are smart individuals who have successful runs, but the threat of a bad move and coming misfortune is always present.
These men were acclaimed as the best tricksters and team builders in their respective businesses, but they show that the myth of a GM who is always a step ahead is just that, a myth. Whether their methods grow tired and conventional (Beane and Belichick) or they just plain start outthinking themselves (Sabean), no general managers can continue a long run without eventually making one glaring mistake. Even Ron Wolf, the man who acquired Brett Favre, Reggie White and made the Packers relevant again, watched the team slide to near the .500 level before leaving in June of 2008. His run is as close to perfect as any, and it
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A float in 1955 overflows with beer, and with the drinking age 18 at that time, it also legally whetted the appetites of all onlookers.
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1960S A highlight of the 1965 parade, this gangster float graced State Street before Ohio State beat the â€œCheese Peopleâ€? 20-10.
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and through to the 2000s...
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Out on a Limb... is a Cardinal tradition tracing back through decades of prophetic editorial picks, as is the ritual of picking UW anytime, anywhere and against anybody.
In 1998 students paid homage to the Beastie Boys, who had just released Hello Nasty and wouldnâ€™t release another until 2004, at the Homecoming parade.
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Tony Davis broke loose with a little help from his friends in the 1972 Homecoming game, the last time we played Iowa on Homecoming weekend.
In 2008, Homecoming and political campaigns collided for a week full of political activism and school spirit.
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Creating Bonds at Homecoming Story by Andrea Parins
Whether they met at Homecoming, still go every year or haven’t been since their senior year, couples are brought together by UW-Madison Homecoming.
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Then and Now
Tom and Pat in 1970 in the Arboretum
Tom and Pat at 2007 Homecoming Game
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om and Pat Jones have only missed one Homecoming weekend in the past 17 years. “Homecoming has been an annual renewal of friendships,” Tom said of visiting his college friends that join the festivities each year. The only event that kept the Jones’ from attending Homecoming in the past 17 years was a hurricane in Florida, where they currently live. Not only does returning to UW-Madison’s Homecoming strengthen old friendships for alumni, it continues to be something they share. “Meeting my wife [at UWMadison] makes everything around the campus part of our
common memory,” Tom said. “We always enjoy the nostalgia of going back.” Tom and Pat met in 1970 at a sorority/fraternity function. For their ﬁrst date, Tom took Pat to the UW Arboretum, a favorite colorful and quiet September spot of his, before grabbing dinner at Gino’s on State Street. “Pat said it was kind of an unusual spot for a date,” Tom said. “She enjoyed it enough to go out with me again, and again and again.” In October of 1973, when they were engaged, Tom remembers that the Homecoming game that year was so cold and rainy that they left the game early to go look
at rings at the jewelry store. Homecoming that year is just one of the many cherished UWMadison memories for Tom. “I’m very sentimental about Madison and the UW, as I’ve been going to Wisconsin football games since my dad (UW class of 1939) took me to my ﬁrst one when I was 12 years old,” Tom said. Tom and Pat’s homecoming plans this year include visiting family, watching the parade, going to the football game, walking down Langdon Street for an annual gettogether with college friends at his old fraternity house, and a Saturday evening dinner with good friends at the Madison Club.
Homecoming 25 years later
his Homecoming weekend, Ruth Gibson’s high school class reunion brings her and her husband Bruce in town from Texas to celebrate. Their last homecoming attendance was in 1975, Bruce’s senior year. Bruce and Ruth met in 1974. Bruce’s neighbor, himself and several other electrical engineers met for drinks almost every Friday at the Amber Grid when they attended UW-Madison. “One engineer was married to a nurse who brought other nurses to meet the engineers,” he said. After leaving the Amber Grid that night, Bruce and Ruth went to a movie for their ﬁrst date, and thus began the relationship they will celebrate this Homecoming weekend. Bruce said before Ruth’s reunion Saturday night, their plans are to hang out Friday night at State Street Brats and attend the Badger Huddle Saturday before the game. “It always brings us back to home and to memories of great times,” Bruce said about Homecoming. “Thanks to the Big Ten channel, you are never far away from Wisconsin athletics.”
Homecoming Court forges a bond
efore UW-Madison’s 1965 Homecoming, Jack and Linda Teetaert were only acquaintances. Jack was a UW-Madison swimmer and they both knew of each other through the Greek system, but it wasn’t until Homecoming that something clicked. That year, Linda was on the UW-Madison Homecoming Court and Jack was on the UW-Madison Homecoming Committee in charge of the Homecoming Court’s special events. “There was something very attractive about a good-looking athlete who was willing to cater to the whims of ﬁve girls, carrying coats and driving us to various events,” said Linda. “I knew I had found a winner.” After becoming a couple that year after Homecoming, Jack asked Linda’s dad for permission to marry her by trading his UW athletic jacket for her hand in marriage.
“Both my dad and Jack thought it was a great negotiation,” said Linda. “I think it was too because we have three children who all attended UW-Madison.” Their oldest daughter was also on the Homecoming Committee at UW-Madison. “Ironically she was in charge of the Homecoming Court,” said Linda. “It’s history repeating itself.” Homecoming at UWMadison is not only special to Linda and Jack, but to their whole family. While their children were growing up, Jack and Linda visited the university many times for their children to see the school and to tell stories about where they met. “It’s always been special for the whole family,” said Linda. “We cherish every moment of our time at Madison, especially that Homecoming in the Fall of l965.”
Volunteering leads to love
eth Johnson has Homecoming to thank for meeting her husband Derek. They were both volunteers on the 1989 Homecoming Committee and met at the Memorial Union during group introductions. “I thought he was cute and he said something funny when he introduced himself to the group,” Beth said. Beth was on the Reception Committee for one year while Derek held positions for three years including being a volunteer at the blood drive and Homecoming Committee CoChair his last year. Their first date was at Picnic Point. “Although it wasn’t love at ﬁrst sight, I knew after that walk to Picnic Point I wanted to marry someone exactly like Derek,” Beth said. Derek proposed on Picnic Point in September 1993 and they were married June 11, 1994. Beth’s favorite Homecoming
memory is dancing on the ﬁeld after the game with Derek that year. “Even if I hadn’t met my future husband on Homecoming Committee, I would still say being on the committee was one of the most fun things I did my entire time as a student at UWMadison,” Beth said. “If I hadn’t volunteered for the Homecoming Committee, I wouldn’t have ever met my husband.” Even though they don’t have plans to attend this year, Beth and Derek try to go to at least one football game a year. They now create memories at UW-Madison with their two daughters. “Both our girls love Bucky and just yesterday my younger daughter told me she wants to go the university,” Beth said. As a family, they go hiking to Picnic Point, attend women’s volleyball games , have ice skated at the Shell, walked in Crazylegs and, of course, always return to the Memorial Union where it all began.
The history of an endearing Homecoming By Alyssa Connolly THE DAILY CARDINAL
Can you imagine Bucky as a furniture salesman? How about a medieval, dragon-slaying knight? A giant Bucky-saurus? These could be the future Buckys of Homecoming at UW-Madison. Nearly a century of Homecoming celebrations has led to the evolution from simple encouragement of football game attendance to the current nine-day rally of events, complete with very spirited Badgers and, of course, wacky themes. University students and alumni, as well as Madison community members, have flocked to campus to celebrate Homecoming since 1911, when undergraduate students became involved in welcoming UW alumni back to campus to attend a football game. Although Homecoming originally centered on the football game, the occasion has since grown into a celebration of UW pride. “Now, it’s really a celebration of the community and the campus in general,” UW Homecoming Committee member Allie Holschbach said. “I think we’re able to reach out to a diverse group of students, alumni and community members through our various events.” Among the first of these events was the original Homecoming parade. According to Executive Co-chair of the UW Homecoming Committee Whitney Bauer, the original parade in 1914 was called the Big Bouncing Torchlight Parade. Torch-carrying Badger fans would march down State Street dressed in pajamas or crazy outfits and celebrate in the Red Gym. These days, the Homecoming parade attracts roughly 10,000 students, alumni and community members to behold the decorative ﬂoats and UW Marching Band. This year’s parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday. Other old Homecoming traditions included pipe-smoking parties with souvenir Wisconsin-crest pipes and alumni receptions held at Lathrop Hall. “It’s deﬁnitely a little different than what we do this year,” Bauer said. According to Bauer, UW Greek chapters, student organizations and residence hall groups became involved in Homecoming events in the 1960s or ’70s and make up a large component of student involvement in Homecoming activities today. They participate in such student-targeted events as the Badger Games, in which groups compete in relay races culminating in tug-of-war, and Yell Like Hell for groups who like to cheer and scream competitively. The UW Homecoming Committee, a group of UW enthusiasts, decide on each year’s theme. Bauer said the committee starts with a list of nearly 100 ideas. Past themes include “Bucky’s Wild West,” “Bucky for President” (in 2004) and even 1947’s “You’re in for a Shucking, Iowa,” when the Badger football team played the Hawkeyes. For theme approval and advice, the Homecoming Committee looks to the Wisconsin Alumni Association. The WAA “empowers” the committee, providing funding and advising, Holschbach said. Other local, city and state sponsors also help fund specific Homecoming events. Homecoming hosts two such events for charitable purposes—Sunday’s 5K Charity Run and the alumni-pleasing Golf Outing—with all proceeds beneﬁting the Dean of Students Crisis Fund, Holschbach said. “It helps students who, through some crisis, can’t meet the financial requirements to stay on campus and continue their education here at UW,” she said. “They’re able to dip into that fund and pay it back at their leisure, so it’s something that can help students stay in school that would otherwise not have that opportunity.” So far this year, the Homecoming Committee is pleased with attendance at events and is excited for more to come. “What could make it even better than the Badgers beating Iowa?” Bauer said. “Let’s just really get them this weekend!” Now that’s the school spirit Homecoming’s all about!
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Wisconsin Homecoming 2009
Almost a home-cooked meal By Sara Barreau and Joo-Hyun Kim The Daily Cardinal
Your parents are in Madison for Homecoming week and you’re probably bracing yourself for some minor inconveniences, such as pretending to
spend most of your time studying or keeping your secret boyfriend hidden from sight. No need to panic: You can still take advantage of this occasion by taking a break from your typical diet consisting of MSG-laden
Chinese takeouts and the grotesque Fat Sandwiches. Here is our guide to places to take your parents this weekend for a memorable meal. For out-of-town visitors, The Old Fashioned will be nothing short of revelation. Authentic, skill-
Our Food staff gives tips on where to bring your parents for dinner this Homecoming weekend.
fully prepared Wisconsin treats like deep-fried cheese curds and bratwurst go handin-hand with their extensive selection of local brews. If you do decide to go full out, make sure to try their signature burger with fried egg, fried onion and bacon, the ultimate grease bomb well worth the hours you will spend working out to burn off the calories. Right next door to The Old Fashioned is its more upscale neighbor L’Etoile, well-known for sourcing most of its ingredients from local farms. If your parents have recently read Michael Pollan, this is the place to go. L’Etoile’s contemporary French cuisine, which has won accolades from national media, will guarantee a firstclass dining experience, albeit a pricey one. The cheese plate featuring—you guessed it— local artisan cheeses should not be missed. Another fine dining option close to campus is Nadia’s, which offers more traditional French cuisine. With a pianist playing live in the background and warm, plush décor, Nadia’s will feel like an oasis from the hectic, crowded State Street on weekend nights. While dishes such as foie gras or filet au poivre with cognac will all satisfy the food snob in you and your parents, on cold days like these I recommend a hearty
bowl of French onion soup and bouillabaisse. If your parents prefer a more relaxed, leisurely weekend brunch, consider two perennial favorites among farmers’ market-goers: Marigold Kitchen and Café Soleil. Marigold Kitchen, a bright and airy bistro off the Capitol Square, offers a quirky take on breakfast classics, such as blueberry pancakes and omelettes. But the dish that really stands out is the flavorful duck confit hash, which is served with eggs and green salad. Café Soleil is owned and operated by L’Etoile, so it too prides itself on using locally grown ingredients. While it serves fantastic sandwiches and quiches made from scratch, the star of this café is the freshly baked goods. Its sweet pastries such as almond marzipan croissant or pain au chocolat go perfectly well with a cup of coffee, or a savory cheddar rosemary brioche will satisfy your taste buds. This weekend is an excellent opportunity to bring out your inner foodie and, along the way, impress your parents. True, somewhere along the meal, uncomfortable subjects like GPA or your love life may rear their ugly heads in the conversation, but choosing the right place to dine will go a long way in helping to make the night pleasant and even memorable.
Alumni provide large boost to tourism in Madison area By Andrea Parins The Daily Cardinal
Homecoming weekend brings together students and alumni, football and hockey fans, sororities and fraternities while local bars, restaurants, hotels and streets become a sea of red, putting many businesses in the black with spending The Campus Inn, located at the hub of homecoming events, gets “the bird’s eye view” according to Jo Miller, the front office manager. “The hotel is a beaming, bubbly place for the whole weekend,” Miller said. Miller also said the inn has been sold out every Homecoming that she has seen and it is no different this year. She said she expects that the Badger’s record this year will make guests at the hotel more excited and ready for the game. The University Inn has been sold out for months as well, which is an annual homecoming occurrence, general manager Pablo Lander said. The hotel welcomes alumni as the majority of their guests for that weekend. State Street Brats’ slogan, “Wisconsin Tradition Starts Here,” brings many homecoming attendees back to their old stomping grounds, said assistant general manager Tyler Kneubuehl. He said he is expecting
a great turn out due to the good records of both teams in combination with the first hockey weekend. A lot will depend, he said, on who is willing to face the cold this weekend. The famous beer garden will be open, unlike last year, to those who do come out. For the Stadium Bar, the Homecoming crowd comes in Thursday night and Friday for lunch, instead of just for the game. General Manager Kathy Femenchuk said people love to come back and search the bar for landmarks, such as the 50-year marker, and tell stories about what it looked like when they were here. A game day at Stadium Bar begins with Kegs and Eggs—a 22-oz. beer and scrambled eggs for $2.50 until 9 a.m. The tailgate continues with a 15-foot LED television screen outside with giveaways all day to remember the fun had by all. Homecoming is generally in the top three biggest days during the football season at Stadium Bar, with a possibility of being the biggest depending on the opponent and the weather. With the weekend falling a little earlier than last, the bar is expecting good weather. Add an opponent who travels well and you’ve got a great game day, Femenchuk said.
Wisconsin Homecoming 2009
Wisconsin Homecoming 2009
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FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!
Nobody knows the words to “On, Wisconsin!” so we’re here to teach you with a handy guide. Enjoy! On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! ...Part two Originally composed in 1909 by William T. Purdy, with alternate lyrics written in 1913 to be used for our state song, “On, Wisconsin!” has been praised and remade countless times. It has been included in a short blip in a Beach Boys song and a fight scene in the Disney version of “Robin Hood.” Sweet stuff.
Since hardly anybody knows the actual words, an update may be in order. Certain archaic, simply outdated phrases such as “A touchdown sure this time,” “Loyal voices ring” and “Stand, fellows,” are not contemporary and catchy enough to compete with “Build Me Up Buttercup.” To help students retain the lyrics, we provide an updated version.
On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Plunge right through that line! Run the ball clear down the field, A touchdown sure this time. (U rah rah) On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Fight on for her fame Fight! Fellows! - fight, fight, fight! We’ll win this game.
Go, go Badgers! Go, go Badgers! Run it down their throats! Get some stats for BCS Or March Madness seeding (U Rah Rah) Go, go Badgers! Go, go Badgers! Don’t embarrass Barry Kill! Badgers! Scratch and claw! Get em’ Bucky! (or, “We’ll cook their flesh and paws”)
On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Stand up, Badgers, sing! “Forward” is our driving spirit, Loyal voices ring. On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Raise her glowing flame Stand, Fellows, let us now Salute her name! (State song lyrics written in 1913) On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Grand old Badger State! We, your loyal sons and daughters, Hail thee, good and great. On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Champion of the right, “Forward,” our motto, God will give thee might!
Go, go Badgers! Go, go Badgers! Stand and cheer your team! There’s no reason to be shy Because we’re not Gophers Go, go Badgers! Go, go Badgers! Hoist that towering axe Let’s all get together; Slam some PBR! Go, go Badgers! Go, go Badgers! Home of milk and cheese! We, your fans Would prefer you win Go, go Badgers! Go, go Badgers! Don’t cheat like the Buckeyes We’re better than them Get em’ Bucky!
Wisconsin Rewind honors notable alums Homecoming event rewards UW grads who dedicated their work to children By Michelle Langer The Daily Cardinal
Homecoming week brings together current UW-Madison students to celebrate their school and allows alumni to come back to campus to commemorate their alma mater. Of the many Homecoming events scheduled throughout the week, the Annual Homecoming Charity Run/Walk that occurred Oct. 11 and the Homecoming Parade and the following pep rally at Memorial Union Oct. 16 remain two of the most popular. “It’s good to know that the Wisconsin Idea is still going strong, and I’m proud to carry on that tradition.” Tim Miller ‘06 nominee Wisconsin Rewind
A number of events this week are geared specifically toward alumni, including the annual Badger Huddle before the football game and a new event added to the Homecoming festivities, Wisconsin Rewind. The Wisconsin Rewind event will honor two alumni who spent time in their early careers working with children. The distinguished alumni will speak to students and faculty about their experiences while at UW-Madison. According to Adam Putzer, alumni connections chair for the UW Homecoming Committee,
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there were a number of different requirements alumni needed to fulfill to be chosen for this honor. He said while examining candidates he looked at their past and present, including “accomplishments, work above self, work that represents the UW well, work that affected a large number of people, influential, enthusiasm in nomination, and availability during the Homecoming week.” One of the honorees, 2006 graduate Tim Miller, taught over 400 Rwandan youth math and science. While in Rwanda, he began a program entitled ENSURE that gives Rwandan orphan children a chance to attend school. When he was told of this honor, Miller said, “I was really surprised and humbled. There are so many UW alumni doing so many great things around the world. It’s good to know that the Wisconsin Idea is still going strong, and I’m proud to carry on that tradition.” Abigail David, a 1996 graduate and the other Wisconsin Rewind nominee, is honored for her work with special-needs children in the Wisconsin area. She spent four years using her communicative disorders degree while working for the Early Wisconsin Autism Project. “I love the University of Wisconsin and I love Wisconsin football, so this was definitely up my alley.” Abigail David ‘96 nominee Wisconsin Rewind
When asked how she felt about receiving this distinguished honor, she said, “I was ecstatic to be asked to be a part of this event. I love the University of Wisconsin and I love Wisconsin football, so this was definitely up my alley.” Andrew Wilcox, president of the University of Wisconsin Foundation, said while the events this weekend may bring in a number of alumni, there is not a specific goal of raising donations. He said funds are only raised indirectly and said, “No one ‘passes the hat’ at Homecoming, but the event creates a sense of belonging and camaraderie that elevates the university in attendees’ thoughts.”
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Saturday, October 17, 2009
omecoming 2009 will provide opportunities for just about everybody. Numerous alumni will use the weekend to come back and stake out the old stomping grounds, student organizations will build up their ﬂoats and march them through the annual Homecoming Parade, and the student section will gets a few extra chances to bow down in gratitude to athletes and teams from the past. The team itself will use the week to lean heavily on their “one game at a time” mantra, reminding everybody that this is just another week and just another opponent, albeit a good one. Story by Parker Gabriel The Iowa Hawkeyes, who come in undefeated and ranked eleventh in the AP, give Wisconsin plenty of reasons to focus solely on the task at hand. The Badgers cannot afford a letdown if they want to stay in the conversation for a conference title. Coming off a tough loss like Wisconsin suffered last weekend in Columbus can be difﬁcult, especially with Homecoming festivities providing opportunities for distraction throughout the week. However, senior tight end Mickey Turner does not think focus will be an issue. “Maybe at other schools you might fear that being a problem,” said Turner. “But especially with this team we’re pretty focused. We know that any game is a big game and we’re in Big Ten play now so we really have to step it up.” While the eyes of the current players remain squarely on the Hawkeyes, there will likely be plenty of former players back in town to see their former teammates play. Seniors like Turner and fellow tight end Garrett Graham face the reality that, a year from now, they will be the old guys coming back to watch. Graham, who leads the team with 27 catches and four touchdown receptions, said he looking forward to re-uniting with some guys, but not before the game. “You get some guys that come back for the Homecoming game that maybe you haven’t seen in a while,” said Graham. “So when you get to see them or hang out with them after the game, that’s pretty fun.” Truner added, “It’s always fun to get [former players] back in the gameday atmosphere. I know they love it because they miss playing here.”
In addition to the former Badgers that will be around, many of the current players have their families coming to Madison this weekend to watch them play. As Turner pointed out, recruiting on a national scale inevitably leads to guys playing a long way from home. KYLE BURSAW/CARDINAL FILE PHOTO “It’s great,” he said. “Especially Iowa defeated Wisconsin last year in Iowa City 38-16 to claim the Heartland Trophy. The all-time series the guys that aren’t from the area. is tied, with each team claiming 42 wins and two ties. The guys from Florida actually get to see their parents, so they’re always hyped up to play in front of them.” One player whose parents do not have an issue making it to home games is true freshman running back Montee Ball. Despite the fact that Ball played his high school football in Wentzville, Missouri, his parents frequent the stands at Camp Randall. That is because, upon his enrolling at the UWMadison, Ball’s parents moved to the Madison area to stay close to their son. That means that Ball will not have to worry about meeting former teammates (he does not have any yet) or traveling parents, and can focus on what is expected to be his expanding role in the offense. Homecoming seemed a long way from the freshman’s mind, and with good reason. “It’s the same deal for me,” Ball said. “Whenever my number is called, I’m just going to try to build on what I did last week.” So while the students and alumni partake in the parade and celebrate Homecoming to the fullest, the players will focus on going out and executing in front of 80,000 friends, family members, and fans. That should be CHRISTOPHER GUESS/CARDINAL FILE PHOTO just fine with everybody if the Wisconsin and Iowa met under the lights of Camp Randall in 2007. The Badgers defeated the Badgers knock off the Hawkeyes Hawkeyes in that contest 17-13. The Heartland Trophy started being handed out in 2004 to the winner on Saturday. of the anual rivalry matchup.
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his weekend Wisconsin renews its young rivalry with Iowa as the Badgers and Hawkeyes clash in the sixth edition of the battle for the Heartland Trophy, a game fans should be excited for. One of the best parts of college football is annual rivalries, whether or not hardware is at stake. Unfortunately Wisconsin only has two truly annual match-ups on its schedule; the other one being its ﬁxture with Minnesota. Big Ten scheduling is based on a rotation. Every two years. another rotation begins in which a given team in the conference does not play two of its fellow Big Ten members. In this current setup, the Badgers do not play Illinois and Penn State. The previous two years Wisconsin was not matched up against Northwestern and Purdue, and the rotation before that left Ohio State and Michigan State out of Wisconsin’s schedule. Besides messing with the continuity of annual Big Ten match-ups, this schedule also creates an imbalance in the league. In 2006, Wisconsin finished the season 12-1 and the No. 5 team in the nation, but there was a catch. The Badgers didn’t have to face the Buckeyes, who ended up playing for the National Championship that season. Michigan, meanwhile, was 11-0 before the Wolverines had to make a
trip to Columbus, where they dropped their ﬁrst and only game of the regular season. If the Wolverines played, say, Purdue, instead of the then-No. 1 Buckeyes, what are the chances Michigan ﬁnishes with an undefeated
season and an opportunity to play for the BCS National Championship? The current Big Ten scheduling format is problematic on these two levels; that it alters the idea of annual conference match-ups, and
that it generates an uneven playing field for the Big Ten teams. The Big Ten is the only BCS conference in which each team does not either play every other team in its conference, or in its subdivision. The Big
East and the Pac-10 members all play each and every one one of their conference mates every season. And the SEC, Big 12 and the ACC have each divided column page B15
INSIDE THE GAME
Wisconsin vs. Iowa
Wisconsin Badgers (2-1 Big Ten, 5-1 overall) vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0 Big Ten, 6-0 overall) Series: Tied 41-41-2
Time: 11 a.m. TV: ESPN Radio: Wisconsin Radio Network (with Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas)
Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema (Fourth year as head coach: 31-11 career) and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz (Eleventh year as head coach: 76-53 career).
Wisconsin’s athletic director Barry Alvarez and head coach Bret Bielema were both assistant coaches at Iowa before coming to Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Badgers team roster
team roster Greiner, Justin Murray, Daniel Castillo, Greg Wegher, Brandon Bernstine, Jordan Donahue, Ryan Davis, Keenan Guthrie, Eric McNutt, Marvin Brown, Josh Mossbrucker, Trent Steinbrecher, Kyle Pregont, JoJo Sash, Tyler Lowe, William Nordmann, Don Stanzi, Ricky Donatell, Tom Wienke, John Christensen, Tyler Johnson-Koulinanos, D Vandenberg, James Murphy, Jayme Hyde, Micah Hurt, James Spievey, Amari Conklin, Joe Kuchel, Nick Sanderman, Colin Sleeper, Collin Cotton, Jordan O’Meara, Paki Chaney, Jr., Paul Nielsen, Nick Hampton, Jewel Prater, Shaun Greenwood, Brett Spading, Kyle Derby, Zach Cato, David Robinson, Adam Tarpinian, Jeff Rowell, Chris Hopkins, Martin Morse, Brett Berbst, Taylor DiBona, Shane Griswold, Bryce Rogers, Brad Herman, Brad Swanson, Jack Reisen, Jacob Hunter, Jeremiha White, Jason Angerer, Pat Brinson, Jeff Nielsen, Tyler
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01 Toon, Nick WR 02 Valai, Jay DB 03 Jefferson, Kyle WR 05 Lukasko, Andrew DB 05 Budmayr, Jon QB 06 Anderson, Isaac WR 07 Henry, Aaron DB 08 Pleasant, Aubrey DB 08 Appleton, Kraig WR 09 Sorensen, Blake LB 10 Phillips, Curt QB 10 Smith, Devin DB 11 Gilbert, David DL 12 Tice, Nate QB 12 Southward, Dezmen DB 13 Abbrederis, Jared WR 13 O’Neill, Conor LB 14 Cromartie, Marcus DB 15 St. Jean, Culmer LB 15 Duckworth, Jeff WR 16 Tolzien, Scott QB 16 Offor, Chukwuma DB 17 Preisler, Mike RB 17 Peprah, Josh DB 18 Sherer, Dustin QB 18 Welch, Philip K 19 Hartmann, William DB 20 Williams, T.J. WR 21 Maragos, Chris DB 22 Hampton, Adam DB 22 Smith, Erik RB 22 Feaster, Darius DB 23 Moore, Maurice WR 23 Ponio, Jerry DB 24 Johnson, Shelton DB 25 Carter, Shane DB 26 Fenelus, Antonio DB 27 Emanuel, Nate WR 27 Zuleger, Kyle DB 28 Ring-Noonan, Coddye DB 28 Ball, Montee RB 29 Brinkley, Niles DB 30 Brown, Zach RB 31 Moody, Prince DB 32 Clay, John RB 32 Kossoris, Eric WR 34 Ewing, Bradie RB 36 Turner, Mickey TE 36 Armstrong, Ethan LB 37 Claxton, Kevin DB 38 Holland, Tyler DB 39 Fenton, A.J. LB 41 Rouse, Kevin LB 42 Prather, Erik LB 42 Spitz, Sam FB 43 Hubbard, Leonard LB 44 Borland, Chris LB 45 Moore, Dan DL
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Wisconsin vs. Iowa
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THE WEAKEST LINK Last week, Ohio State touted the Wisconsin offensive line as tougher than even that of USC’s. However, at times it appeared that the line forgot to show up at all against the Buckeyes. After surrendering just two sacks in the ﬁrst ﬁve games, senior quarterback Scot Tolzien was taken down behind the line of scrimmage six times against the Buckeyes. Additionally, the line failed to establish an effective protection for the run game. John Clay managed just 59 yards in the game. This forced the offense to rely on a passing attack, which Ohio State defended well throughout the contest. After such a successful season through the ﬁrst ﬁve games, one can only hope that last week’s offensive line lapse was only a ﬂuke. However, they will be tested aggressively this week against one of the nation’s toughest offensive lines in the Hawkeyes.
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GLADIATORS The Iowa defense is unlike any other defense Wisconsin has seen so far this season. As a team, the Hawkeyes have collected 12 interceptions, and recovered seven fumbles. Additionally, prior to their victory over Michigan last week, Iowa had not allowed a rushing touchdown in 33 consecutive quarters. That same defensive line puts an incredible amount of pressure on the passing game as well, often chasing the opposing quarterback out of the pocket and forcing poor throws. Twice so far this season a Hawkeye defenseman has been named Big Ten Player of the Week. Countering this attack will be the explosive Wisconsin offense, which ranks second in the Big Ten in points per game (31.3), third in total offense (442.3 yards per game), and ﬁrst in rushing yards per game (200.7). Look for a showdown of epic proportions.
DAILY DOUBLE The dynamic duo of John Clay and Zach Brown has been an extremely effective attack this year for Wisconsin. Clay leads the Big Ten Conference with 106.8 yards per game, and the rushing attack as a whole ranks ﬁrst in the conference with 200.7. However, after Zach Brown suffered a concussion in last week’s game against Ohio State, Bret Bielema seems doubtful that Brown will play against Iowa. This places the responsibility solely on the shoulders of sophomore John Clay. Clay’s growth as a rusher has progressed signiﬁcantly this season though, and he appears ready to take on the challenge. Additionally, freshman Montee Ball continues to impress Bielema as he gains playing time each week. Against Ohio State, Ball rushed for 19 yards and collected 22 through the air.
COME ON DOWN After two hard fought contests on the road, the Badgers are certainly glad to be coming home, celebrating Homecoming this Saturday against an unbeaten Iowa. Absent from Camp Randall for the past two weeks, Badger fans will be pumped up to see their team again, and Wisconsin will need all the energy they can pull from the crowd. After taking home the Axe against Minnesota, Wisconsin will be playing for the fairly new “Heartland Trophy.” Only established in 2004, Iowa leads the trophy series 3-2. All time, the Badgers and Hawkeyes have played 84 times, splitting the series, 42-42. Wisconsin has taken four of the last six matchups against Iowa in Madison, the last four being decided by an average of just 6.5 points. Look for both teams to give everything they have this week, as both squads’ seasons could potentially rest upon this game.
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DOUBLE JEOPARDY Last season, the Badgers welcomed the Ohio State Buckeyes into Camp Randall Stadium following a tough loss to Michigan the week before. Wisconsin suffered an agonizing 2017 defeat, which was capped by a last-second touchdown run by Terrell Pryor. The Badgers then went on to suffer a crushing loss at the hands of Penn State the next week (48-7), and were beat the following week in Iowa City, 38-16. This season, Wisconsin faces a similar situation. After a loss to Ohio State in which the Badgers statically dominated, they now much face an undefeated Iowa team. If the Badgers aren’t able to regain their composure, a meltdown similar to last season could ensue. The buck stops here. Wisconsin must show what kind of team it really is and play its toughest and smartest football of the year this week against Iowa.
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SATURDAY’S BIG GAMES (20) Oklahoma vs. (3) Texas, 11 a.m. (6) USC vs. (25) Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. (4) Virginia Tech vs. (19) Georgia Tech, 5 p.m. (22) South Carolina vs. (2) Alabama, 7 p.m.
WEEK SEVEN POLLS AP TOP 25 1. Florida (50) 1,490 2. Alabama (10) 1,430 3. Texas 1,395 4. Virginia Tech 1,283 5. Boise State 1,199 6. USC 1,161 7. Ohio State 1,048 8. Cincinnati 1,038 9. Miami (FL) 970 10. LSU 947 11. Iowa 919 12. TCU 917 13. Oregon 776 14. Penn State 597 15. Nebraska 576 16. Oklahoma State 559 17. Kansas 551 18. Brigham Young 490 19. Georgia Tech 453 20. Oklahoma 432 21. South Florida 330 22. South Carolina 319 23. Houston 192 24. Utah 76 25. Notre Dame 75 Others Receiving Votes: Pittsburgh 58, Auburn 55, West Virginia 46, Mississippi 28, Wisconsin 27, Missouri 25, Arkansas 16, Central Michigan 6, Arizona 5, Michigan 5, Oregon State 2, Navy 1, Idaho 1, Stanford 1, Texas Tech 1
USA TODAY/COACHES 1. Florida (53) 1,468 2. Texas (1) 1,402 3. Alabama (5) 1,378 4. Virginia Tech 1,241 5. USC 1,175 6. Boise State 1,170 7. Ohio State 1,122 8. TCU 979 9. Cincinnati 973 10. LSU 944 11. Miami (FL) 847 12. Iowa 785 13. Penn State 782 14. Oklahoma State 676 15. Kansas 640 16. Oregon 620 17. Nebraska 491 18. Oklahoma 447 19. Brigham Young 441 20. Georgia Tech 420 21. South Florida 305 22. South Carolina 279 23. Houston 96 24. Missouri 90 25. Notre Dame 76
Wisconsin vs. Iowa
One-loss teams look to improve résumés By James Adams GAMEDAY
With college football entering its seventh week of play, Alabama, Florida and Texas continue to rank in the top three of the weekly polls. Inevitably, either Florida or Alabama will end the year with at least one loss, as they will likely meet in the SEC championship game. With that in mind, the question now being asked is which one-loss team boasts the most impressive résumé.
Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech After suffering a week-one loss to then No. 5 Alabama, Virginia Tech has rattled off ﬁve straight wins and now holds the No. 4 national ranking. During the ﬁve-game streak, the Hokies took down two ranked teams in Miami (FL) and Nebraska. Redshirt freshman running back Ryan Williams has been an integral part of the team’s success, as he ranks ﬁfth in the nation with 734 total rushing yards. When the Hokies travel to Atlanta Saturday night, they will be facing off against a very talented Georgia Tech team. After being tripped up in week 3 by then No. 20 Miami (FL), the Yellow Jackets have managed three straight wins against North Carolina, Mississippi State and Florida State. The No. 19 Yellow Jackets will hope to showcase their explosive junior wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on Saturday. With just 26 receptions on the season, Thomas has already amassed 620 receiving yards. In four of Georgia Tech’s six games he has hauled in a reception of 55 yards or more.
USC vs. Notre Dame The No. 6 Southern California Trojans are another one-loss team vying for a chance to play in the national championship game. They have an opportunity to improve their bid Saturday after-
noon when they travel to South Bend to take on No. 25 Notre Dame. The Trojans traveled east in week two when they took down then No. 8 Ohio State. The very next week, USC suffered an embarrassing loss to unranked Washington. Following its loss in Seattle, USC has appeared to return to its dominant form after recording consecutive wins against Washington State and California by a combined score of 57-9. Junior running back Joe McKnight is averaging 7.1 yards per carry for the Trojans and has tallied 6 touchdowns on the season. Meanwhile, freshman quarterback Matt Barkley has impressed the national audience by throwing for 958 yards in just four games. Barkley did not suit up for the Trojans’ loss to Washington because of a bruised shoulder. Notre Dame will counter the Trojans’ attack with junior quarterback and Heisman hopeful Jimmy Clausen. Through ﬁve games, Clausen has thrown for 12 touchdowns and 1,544 yards. He leads the nation with a passer rating of 179.25.
Oklahoma vs. Texas This season’s installment of the Red River Rivalry is certainly not the original matchup that experts had predicted or hoped for before the season. Oklahoma quarterback and 2008 Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford suffered a shoulder injury in week one and just made his return from injury to the Sooner’s lineup last weekend against Baylor. However, Bradford’s return could be too little too late for No. 20 Oklahoma. After a week-one loss to Brigham Young and a week-ﬁve loss to Miami (FL), the Sooners are not having the season they expected. When Oklahoma and No. 3 Texas meet this weekend in Dallas, the Sooners will be hoping
Others Receiving Votes: Auburn 73, Mississippi 60, Pittsburgh 57, Utah 49, Wisconsin 37, West Virginia 13, Arkansas 12, Oregon State 8, Stanford 8, Central Michigan 7, Michigan 2, North Carolina 1, UCLA 1
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After a 2-4 start, Bobby Bowden’s head coaching job at Florida State is in jeopardy, despite his 384 all-time coaching wins.
to play spoiler to Texas’ national title hopes. Slowing down Texas’ offense and upsetting the Longhorns will be no easy task. Texas quarterback Colt McCoy has completed over 68 percent of his passes on the season and thrown for 1,410 yards. This will be the 104th all-time meeting between the two schools. Texas leads the series with a record of 58-40-5 and will be the favorite this weekend.
Florida State The academic fraud allegations that plagued Florida State’s offseason have appeared to have a horrible effect on the Seminoles’ success this season. The Seminoles have started the season with a 2-4 record, tying the worst start under coach Bobby Bowden since his first year of coaching with Florida State in 1976.
After consecutive losses to South Florida, Boston College, and Georgia Tech, it now appears as if Florida State officials are trying to force Bobby Bowden out of his position before season’s end. Offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher, the heir apparent to Bowden, was set to take over the helm in 2011, but he may be handed the keys to the corner office earlier. In his contract, Fisher is guaranteed $5 million if he is not named head coach by the start of the 2011 season. Florida State has a bye this weekend, but will play at North Carolina next Thursday night. Should Bowden make his exit from college football, Penn State head coach Joe Paterno would inevitably win the battle to top the Division I coaching wins list. Currently, Paterno has 388 wins to his name while Bowden has 384.
Wisconsin vs. Iowa
Wisconsin vs. Iowa
Badgers must eliminate turnovers to win WISCONSIN OFFENSE VS. IOWA DEFENSE
WISCONSIN DEFENSE VS. IOWA OFFENSE
The Badgers come into this matchup boasting their best offense since John Stocco’s junior year, averaging 31 points a game. It’s no coincidence considering Scott Tolzien has drawn many comparisons to Stocco has he has received praise for his great game management and efﬁciency. Last week was uncharacteristic for Tolzien as he threw two interceptions, both of which were eventually turned into touchdowns by the Buckeyes. While Tolzien is not short on conﬁdence, Wisconsin will look to run this as Iowa have let up over 130 yards a game this season on the ground while Wisconsin is averaging 200 yards a game behind John Clay and Zach Brown. Iowa’s defense has been stellar this season, causing 19 turnovers against opponents, ﬁve of which came last week against Michigan. While the run is where Iowa has been exploited this season, they are still very good at defending teams on the ground and through the air. If there is any weakness on this defensive front, it is their inability to close out games. If the Iowa defense is on the ﬁeld in the last ﬁve minutes of a close game, it may get interesting.
Iowa has not been a prolific scoring team this year, ranking ninth in the Big Ten, but its offense is loaded with talent. Junior quarterback Ricky Stanzi is in his second year as a starter and is coming off a fantastic start at Michigan, recording two touchdowns and 284 yards. Similarly to Wisconsin, Iowa splits carries at running back between freshmen Adam Robinson and Brandon Wegher. Together, they have combined for 720 yards and seven touchdowns. The receiver core is just as well rounded as the rest of the offense as there is no star that has shined brighter then the others. The Badgers’ defense has been very up and down this year. Sometimes they have looked brilliant, like how they have recorded 16 sack and 16 turnovers. They have also been shaky at times, giving up 10 touchdowns through the air. Interceptions are going to determine this matchup. Advantage: Tossup
Advantage: Iowa SPECIAL TEAMS Philip Welch showcased his remarkable leg last week when he hit at 50-yard ﬁeld goal at The Horseshoe. The Badgers also showcased some trickery when Chris Maragos showcased his best Usain Bolt impersonation and sprinted for the pylon on a fake ﬁeld goal. The Badgers’ special teams unit has been great this year except for one major problem: kickoffs. Wisconsin let up a 96-yard kick return to Ohio State that proved costly last week and they have let up a few long returns prior to last week. There is nothing prominent about Iowa’s special teams unit but like the rest of the team, they are very evenly balanced. Junior kicker Daniel Murray is in his third year as the starter and went 2 for 3 in his last visit to Camp Randall, including a long of 41 yards. The Hawkeyes are yet to concede a touchdown when kicking and punting. In a game this evenly matched, it may be special teams that have a large effect on the outcome.
COACHING Bret Bielema is 2-1 against the Hawkeyes in his tenure with the Badgers, with his lone loss coming last year in a 38-16 matchup at Kinnick Stadium. Bielema has certainly shaken up his play calling which has made the Badgers a much better football team then they were a year ago. Between the four to ﬁve reverses that are called for wide receiver David Gilreath every game and the exciting fake FG last week, it is nice to see some atypical Badger football. Kirk Ferentz has been around the block in this matchup. In fact, this will be his ﬁfth time visiting Camp Randall and his last visit almost let him leave the Badger State with a victory. Iowa was just a few inches away from completing a pass in that game that would have likely sealed a victory but the ball was just overthrown. With that being said, Ferentz comes into this game with a much-improved team from two years ago, and his coaching experience certainly gives him the edge. Advantage: Iowa
column from page B10 their respective conference into two divisions to maintain annual scheduling continuity. What holds the Big Ten from improving its scheduling policies is its number of schools. With 11 teams, the Big Ten is stuck between a rock and a hard place; the number of teams is too large to use an all-inclusive schedule,
yet too small to divide the conference into two divisions. A solution is to add another team. The Big Ten should look into the Big East. It has the worst football reputation within the BCS conferences, thus any school hoping to improve its football program should leap at the chance to join the Big Ten. One choice is Pittsburgh.
The Panthers have a respectable football program more than qualiﬁed for the Big Ten. Pitt joining the Big Ten makes plenty of sense geographically, and would also renew its long-lost rivalry with Penn State. The only qualm the school may have with joining the Big Ten is it would be a major step down for its
—Compiled by Drew Simon basketball program, for a school where basketball may come ﬁrst. A failsafe option would be to look to the MAC, which is geographically right in the heart of the Big Ten. Sure, the MAC doesn’t have the football reputation as a major conference such as the Big East, but it’s still home to some solid programs. Central Michigan hasn’t
had a losing season since 2004, and Northern Illinois is a possible squad on the rise, having already knocked off a Big Ten team this season. The Big Ten considers itself a football conference, but its scheduling format holds it back. It’s time to add another team, a conference championship game, and a real college football schedule.
Wisconsin vs. Iowa
JACQUIZZ RODGERS Oregon State’s sophomore running back had a monster game against Stanford last weekend. He ran for 189 yards and four touchdowns and had 82 recieving yards. He leads the nation in rushing touchdowns with 13 and has scored in every game this year for the Beavers. Rodgers already eclipsed his rushing touchdown total from last year when he had 11, and he’s on pace for 26 this season. His 697 total rushing yards are also good enough for ninth in the FBS. IOWA The Hawkeyes took control of first place in the Big Ten with their win over Michigan last Saturday. It’s the first time since 1985 Iowa started a season with six straight wins. They proved to the country that they deserve national recognition after heading into Happy Valley and beating a No. 5-ranked Penn State team on Sept. 26. Last weekend, they defeated Michigan in Iowa City for only the second time in the last nine meetings. NATHANIEL GREENBAUM/CARDINAL FILE PHOTO
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is 5-5 against the Badgers since taking over in Iowa City in 1999.
ICE COLD GEORGIA After two consecutive losses, the Bulldogs are off to their worst start under head coach Mark Richt. It looked like they would upset then No. 4 LSU when the Tigers made the trip up to Athens, but a personal foul for excessive celebration after the go-ahead touchdown set up LSU for the win. Then last weekend against Tennessee they imploded and allowed the Volunteers to manhandle them. The 45-19 loss is their worst loss to Tennessee since a 46-0 loss in 1936. The Bulldogs allowed Tennessee’s senior quarterback Jonathan Crompton, who has struggled this year, to have a career day. He threw for 310 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. JEVAN SNEAD Mississippi’s junior quarterback was named by some as the second best quarterback in the SEC behind Tim Tebow before the season started. Last week against No. 3 Alabama he left the Rebels’ fans shaking their heads. He was completely lost facing Nick Saban’s defense, completing only 11 of 34 pass attempts for 140 yards and tossing four interceptions. His completion percentage for the year is below average at 46.8, and in his last three games it is barely over 40 percent. Snead’s nine interceptions on the year are good enough to put him on the top of the SEC in that category, and he is on pace for almost twice the number of picks he threw last year. —Nick Schmitt
The Big Ten’s Best Rushing 1. John Clay, UW 2. Ralph Bolden, Pur. 3. Evan Royster, PSU 4. Adam Robinson, IU 5. Brandon Saine, OSU
Yards 641 599 504 429 349
Passing 1. Joey Elliott, Pur. 2. Mike Kafka, NU 3. Daryll Clark, PSU 4. Ricky Stanzi, IU 5. Ben Chappell, Ind.
Yards 1575 1464 1367 1359 1331
Recieving 1. Eric Decker, Minn. 2. Keith Smith, Pur. 3. Tandon Doss, Ind. 4. Blair White, MSU 5. Aaron Valentin, Pur.
Yards 689 585 546 449 356
Scoring 1. Michigan 2. Wisconsin 3. Penn State 4. Michigan State 5. Ohio State
Avg. 33.0 31.3 31.2 30.2 29.7