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ASM leaders face removal by judiciary By Alison Bauter The Daily Cardinal

The Student Judiciary postponed a ruling that would remove Associated Students of Madison Vice Chair Beth Huang and committee chair Niko Magellan from student council Wednesday. The SJ voted to remove Huang and Magellan Tuesday following campaign violations by both representatives last spring. Huang said she and ASM Nominations Board Chair Magellan both “dorm stormed,” or canvassed in student housing, during their spring election. A Witte Hall resident filled a case against them last spring, and both representatives were sentenced to 20 hours of community service and required to write a letter of apology. According to Huang, she and Magellan complied with the requirements, but the SJ ruled they did not submit the hours on time. Huang said the service hours had to be completed by Sept. 15, and she submitted her times the night of the 15th. “I guess there are two dif-

fering interpretations of what ‘by’ means, whether it means ‘before’ or ‘on,’” said Huang, who plans to appeal the ruling in the near future. Until that time, Student Judiciary Justice Kathryn Fifield has postponed the ruling to “make sure the normal order of business of ASM could continue,” according to Huang. Huang said she has “no idea” how her appeal will fare before the SJ. “The gravity of the situation is severe,” Huang said. “I think the basic premise is ‘rules are rules,’” said former ASM Chair Brandon Williams. “If she violated something, there may have to be discipline.” According to Williams, the bigger issue is the challenge the sudden removal of two ASM leaders poses to student council. “This will be a huge blow for [ASM],” said Rep. Cale Plamman. Depending on where the case goes next, replacing the positions “could change the entire course of the council.” The SJ will meet in special session to discuss the case Thursday night.

By Cheyenne Langkamp The Daily Cardinal

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ASM Vice Chair Beth Huang may be removed from ASM following a student judiciary decision this week.

Events leading to ruling April - Huang and Magellan violate ASM bylaws by campaigning in a residence hall April 30 - Both were disciplined with 20 hours community service and submitted apology letters September - Huang and Magellan complete their hours and submit them night of their deadline Sept. 20 - Student Judiciary decides to remove both from council for submitting late Sept. 21 - Judiciary postpones removal

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City officials Wednesday refocused an ordinance meant to curb large house parties to more specifically address the problem of underage drinking in downtown Madison. The Alcohol License Review Committee reduced Mayor Paul Soglin’s 17 “requirements” that designate a party a nuisance down to five to more effectively tackle the city’s main goal: to control large, uncontrollable house parties that draw excessive underage crowds. The committee identified underage drinking as one of the five “requirements” needed for a party to be designated a nuisance. Overcrowding and excessive noise are also among the “requirements.” One of the “requirements” removed from the draft was a controversial piece of the ordinance that

allowed police to enter house parties where a keg is visible from the outside. This was originally implemented to prevent underage drinkers from flocking into a house party. According to Downtown Alcohol Policy Coordinator Mark Woulf, there have been issues on the southwest side of campus with out of control after-bar parties, but the goal of the ordinance is not to target those of drinking age. The committee also reconsidered a controversial part of the ordinance that could result in police fining the landlord on a tenant’s second nuisance party offense. The committee said it wants to script the provision to ensure “active” landlords are separated from inactive landlords who neglect preventing tenants from throwing another rowdy house party. The committee said a landlord could be considered “active” if he

UW-Madison student government voted to include a referendum for students to vote whether or not to support Memorial Union renovations on their fall election ballot, despite strong opposition from students working on the project. Although the votes would not decide the fate of the union renovations, the Associated Students of Madison said the student input could influence Chancellor David Ward’s decision. Graduate student Baris Aydinliglu said the project has changed drastically since a referendum for the renovations passed in 2006 and so it is necessary for students to vote again. “Students voted on a vision, and where we are right now is substantially different than that vision,” Aydinliglu said. Union Council President Katie Fischer said the referendum would be “premature” because plans haven’t been finalized. Fischer said members of the Wisconsin Union are still seeking student input

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files a complaint against the tenant for not abiding by regulation or if the landlord works with city officials to try and prevent a tenant’s second offense. “If the landlord is active enough to be meeting with the city attorney and the police department then those landlords should not be subject to a fine,” Woulf said. Alder Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, District 5, said she would like to see alders present in steps between the city attorney and landlord to ensure landlords are following up with their tenants. The idea is not currently in the ordinance but may be revisited at a later date. Madison Police Department Captain Mary Schauf asked committee members to postpone a decision in order to grant the police department more time to review the entire ordinance.

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Chancellor David Ward held an informal meet-and-greet with students at Memorial Union Wednesday.

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

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lash back to the summer 2006: On the west side of Wisconsin Rapids, Angelica and James crawl around the carpeted basement floor of James’ mom’s house, picking up shards of glass. James’ hands shake and blood drips from where he squeezed the glass too hard. “What exactly happened just now, James?” Angelica asks. “What are you thinking about?” James has just used a metal baseball bat to smash the shit out of a wooden coffee table covered with all his friends’ signatures. The coffee table happened to have a glass of rum and Coke sitting on top of it. Angelica feels a raw energy emanating from James, an energy she feels too well, too often. It is the rage of the powerless, the rage of the adolescent who does not have access to the information nec-

essary to define his or her needs, much less meet them. What happened was James’ on-and-off girlfriend called James’s mom’s house phone. Angelica’s boyfriend, Charlie, made sex noises in the background while James was trying to talk to this girl he feels deeply attached to. The girl hung up on James. Cue the rage. Flash forward to October 2007: Angelica strides boldly and sneeringly around her parents’ six acres, searching for something to break. She finds a solid glass cube, one of the beautiful, poetic accents her father has placed in the yard. She picks it up and carries it over to the rock wall near the grape arbor. She lifts the cube over her head and hurls it at the stones. The object of her frustration? Nothing. October. Not quite being an adult yet. Feeling powerless, powerless, powerless. Flash forward to last week, September 2011: Angelica crosses West Gilman Street at University Avenue. She notices a boy among the group of people walking toward her. This boy looks like James, who she hasn’t seen in

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at least four years. He is looking at her too, in one of those long, questioning stares that says, “Are you…?” It is, indeed, James. Angelica suggests tea because James frequently indicates his love of tea on Facebook. Both of his hands shake as one holds the stub of a cigarette while the other programs Angelica’s number into his friend Johnny’s phone. James promises to call later that afternoon. He calls. Angelica walks toward the corner of State Street and West Gilman Street to meet him. She sees him in front of American Apparel looking confused and anxious. He finally notices her and looks very relieved. She leads him into Dobra Tea. The content of their conversation? Desperation, alienation, lack of understanding, lack of community, lack of resources. And music. Deb Talan of The Weepies sings, “Sometimes it’s hard to tell the truth from the lies / Nobody knows what’s in the whole of your mind / We are all buildings with people inside / Never know who’ll walk through the door / Is it someone that you’ve met before?” Angelica suddenly sees Madison, the

Mecca of her youth, the vibrant hub of culture that always felt more comfortable than Rapids’ shiftless ennui, through James’ eyes. She realizes the incredible fortune she has fallen into by having the encouragement and the means necessary to live comfortably in this university town and spend so much time thinking about abstract concepts such as the “theory-ladenness of observation.” She feels that becoming-more-familiar panicky sensation that seems to occur only when she talks to someone still living in her hometown. Eventually, time comes for the conversation to end. James expresses regret bordering on alarm at this parting. Angelica senses he hasn’t had a conversation like this in a long time, especially not while sober. After he’s gone, she reads a little bit of her book and tries to shake the dread of what it must be like to still live in Rapids. She tries to tell herself that saving James is not her job. But mostly she thinks about how important it is to have someone who accepts your uniqueness enough to help you accept it yourself. E-mail comments to

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“Take the airport for example,” Parisi said. “It is important for our citizens and people traveling through our airport to know that we do not allow people to enter the airport with guns.” “It’s just common sense public safety,” Parisi said. The restrictions also apply to special events that take place outdoors on county grounds. Concealed firearms will still be permitted on state parks and trails. Outdoor special events on campus and in the county will have signs prohibiting firearms at entrances to the event. UW-Madison also introduced its own restrictions on the law earlier this month, and will post signs to prohibit people from bringing firearms inside buildings. Even though the county and university have created provisions to restrict firearms in public buildings, they do not have the authority to keep them out of public areas under their jurisdiction. Business Manager Parker Gabriel Advertising Manager Nick Bruno Account Executives Jade Likely • Becca Krumholz Emily Rosenbaum • Ge Tian Shiyi Xu • Shinong Wang Sun Yoon Web Director Eric Harris Public Relations Manager Becky Tucci Events Manager Bill Clifford Creative Director Claire Silverstein Office Managers Mike Jasinski • Dave Mendelsohn Copywriters Dustin Bui • Bob Sixsmith

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Students attended the Study Abroad Fair Wednesday to learn about UW’s study abroad programs.

Gas line leaks, Bradley evacuates Bradley Residence Hall was evacuated Wednesday morning because of a damaged underground gas line at a nearby construction site. Residents were evacuated around 11 a.m. as responders from Madison Gas and Electric repaired the leak in the line that runs under the residence hall. Students were kept out of Bradley for 45 minutes. No injuries were report-

ed from the incident or the evacuation. The cause of the gas leak is unknown, according to the UW Police report. This is the second evacuation of a Lakeshore residence hall in the last 10 days. Residents of nearby Vel Phillips Hall were evacuated Sept. 13 after a Freon leak in the building’s air conditioning system set off smoke alarms.

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on the project. “We hear you. The union hears you,” said Fischer. “We’re working towards campus discussion.” Hoofers representatives said the referendum could lead to a delay in the construction of the project, which could interfere with lakefront activities by taking up room on the Terrace for two summers rather than one. Members said the interference could lead to a decrease in Hoofers membership, thus a decrease in funding for the club. ASM Representative Dan Posca said that putting the referendum on the ballot gives students a chance to have their voices heard. “I can’t turn down the request of my constituents to have a say in this,” said Posca. Also at the meeting, Student

Services Finance Committee Chair Sarah Neibart said the council should expect opposition to SSFC’s discussion to deny funding to the Multicultural Student Coalition. Neibart said the group turned in required information past deadline, making them ineligible for funding. Despite requests to reconsider, she said she would not make an exception for the group. Also at the meeting, council elected Claire Lynch to Shared Governance chair. ASM Chair Allie Gardner said Lynch’s previous work in Shared Governance will help her to lead the committee. “She has four years of experience on the committee,” Gardner said. “She’ll be ready to get going right away, recruiting students to be filling those seats, which is the most important thing right now.”

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., announced his candidacy for vice-chair of the Senate Republican Conference Wednesday after the retirement of the conference chair set-off a dominoeffect of legislators running for higher seats. Johnson’s announcement came after Conference Chair Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said he would step down, which led Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., to announce he would run for Alexander’s seat.

Current vice-chair John Barrasso, R-Wyo., announced he would run to replace Thune, opening up the seat for Johnson. Johnson said “business as usual is bankrupting America” and must stop. “Every day I ask myself ‘what can I do to be effective— to have an impact?’” Johnson said in a statement. As Vice-Chair, Johnson said he would “communicate how urgent the [fiscal is and work with the Republican Conference to develop real solutions.”

Out-of-state jobs found on site Nearly 6,000 jobs advertised on the state’s official job search website are located out of state according to an Associated Press story released Wednesday. Of the 32,000 jobs listed on the Job Center of Wisconsin’s website, which Gov. Scott Walker promoted as a resource for the unemployed, 6,000 were listed in Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan. While many Wisconsinites on the border of other states often commute to the Chicago, Dubuque and Twin Cities for

work, the website has come under scrutiny for promoting work outside of the state. Walker said in the address Wisconsin gained roughly 40,000 jobs from January to June. He promised 250,000 new jobs during his gubernatorial campaign. Walker Spokesperson Cullen Werwie defended the site in the Associated Press story, saying Wisconsin residents who work outside the state create a positive impact on their communities, creating an “environment for job creation.”

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Ever since their first jam session, electronica band Conspirator has been all about adapting. On Sept. 24, they will bring their latest style and lineup to the Majestic Theater. Members of the Disco Biscuits, one of the forefathers of livetronica music, keyboardist Aron Magner and bassist Marc Brownstein have taken advantage of their time away from touring to foster a new musical focus. Magner took the time to discuss the project with The Daily Cardinal in an interview. “We had a lot of time at home; a lot of down time,” Magner said. “We kind of started something not knowing exactly what it was. We wanted to actually produce tracks with our musical background but with computers.” As time progressed, Conspirator adapted to its everexpanding dreams of a bigger sound by adding members like now permanent guitarist Chris Michetti. The band went through so many musicians sitting in on songs and sets that they inspired the band name. “We’d call these people coconspirators, if you will,” he said. “This kind of lent itself to us calling ourselves Conspirator,” Magner said. The drummer has rotated the most for the group. Even now, Conspirator doesn't have a consistent drummer, but don’t assume that means the percussion section is suffering. The


band has a great repertoire, made up of some of the most renowned drummers of the electronica world. “I can’t tell you how lucky we are to be playing with some of these amazing drummers,” Magner said. “These guys are special. These are drummers with an innate ability to play their instruments and do things that most drummers only wish that they could do.”

“Electro in the summer of 2011 is the new pop. It’s expanding because I think it speaks for itself.” Aron Magner Keyboard Conspirator

Although the band may eventually shop for a permanent drummer, Saturday’s show at the Majestic and the first leg of their tour will feature Kevin “KJ” Sawka, drummer of British electronica masters Pendulum. “We’re incredibly excited to bring him on,” he said. “Watching him play is one of the special musical moments for sure.” If Magner’s endorsement doesn’t convince you to see the band live, check out a few YouTube videos of Sawka drumming. As a fellow drummer, I agree with Magner’s statement. To get new and old fans alike excited for their tour, Conspirator has adapted their music release

The Spotlight Cinema at MMoCA will show “The Interrupters” at 7 p.m. The documentary showcases ex-gang members trying to rid their communities of violence. Admission is $7 for non-members. The Frequency is hosting Thrash Thursday at 8:30 p.m. with bands Bounty Hunter, Climbing the Aggrocrag and Stealing Aphrodite. The show is $6. It’s also College Night at the Cardinal Bar, which will include dance lessons from 7-9 p.m. and DJ Jo-Z at 9 p.m. The bar will be 18 and up for the night and will have an $8 cover.


process to fit the current music buying practice: “Immediate demand satiation of music,” as Magner describes it. Conspirator is constantly recording and then immediately releasing their songs on their website, as well as blogs like “Though we could sit here and collect all these new songs and eventually release an album, wouldn’t it be nice to release it as we do it?” Magner asked. “Here it is world, and you can get it for free.” The band hopes this tactic will generate interest in their music from more than just their current fan base. Given the way that electronica and all its different subgenres have taken off in 2011, generating interest shouldn’t be too hard. “Electro in the summer of 2011 is the new pop. It’s expanding because I think it speaks for itself,” he said. “This is the year of the DJ; the year of electronic music is now.” If you’re late to catch the electronica train, don’t despair. Conspirator will gladly welcome you to their show. “We’re not just catering to the already established fans,” Magner said. “I love winning over new fans.” Whether you are a newcomer or well-versed in the world of elecronica, at Saturday night’s show you can expect Conspirator to adapt to the crowd’s energy. After all, adapting is what they do best.

Daniel and the Lion will be playing at the High Noon Saloon at 8 p.m. These Wisconsinites are celebrating the vinyl release of their latest record, Sweet Teeth. The show is $14 at the door. Joey Ryan and the Inks and John Paul Roney and the Boom Forest Orchestra will be opening. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin will be playing at the Sett at 9 p.m. There will be no cover charge for these Missouri-based indie rockers, who are playing with the Philadelphia-based Arches.

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Conspirator, made up of Disco Biscuits members Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein, look to win over new fans at the Majestic Saturday.

The Lowdown Where: The Majestic Theatre When: Saturday night, 9p.m. Note: Tickets are $15, but The Daily Cardinal has tickets that we have to give away! Follow us @DailyCardinal or like us on Facebook and watch for how to get them!


Since you most likely didn’t buy tickets to Ani DiFranco’s sold out show at the Barrymore Theatre substitute in some local music. Sexy Ester and the Pretty Mama Sisters will be playing with the Choons, Baristacide and Anna Wang and the Oh Boys! at the Frequency at 9 p.m. Before that check out “Shut Up Little Man!: An Audio Misadventure” at Sundance Cinemas. The film focuses on a series of tapes from the ’90s featuring two alcoholic, old men constantly bickering and yelling at each other.


Rhymesayers act Grieves will be appearing at the Frequency at 9 p.m. on Sunday night for $12 at the door. The Majestic will host Maps and Atlases and Circa Survive at 7:30 p.m Tuesday. Tickets cost $22. Sunday will be your last chance to check out the gallery “The Loaded Image: Print Making as Persuasion.” This showcase at the Chazen Museum of Art features pieces from the 16th century to the present. Admission is free and the Chazen is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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Junior running back Montee Ball and sophomore wide receiver Jared Abbrederis are important contributors in Wisconsin’s balanced offense.


ast season, Wisconsin earned a share of the Big Ten Conference title and a Rose Bowl berth on the shoulders

of a fearsome running back trio and a crafty quarterback in Scott Tolzien. Coming off such a successful year, the Badgers no longer have the luxury of flying under the radar. Story by Adam Tupitza Teams have taken notice of Wisconsin’s success on the ground and are working hard to figure out how to shut down the Badgers’ vaunted running attack. In the past two games, Oregon State and Northern Illinois have had some success early stopping the run. Both teams brought extra men up to the line and dared the Badgers to run on them. In previous years, this could have put Wisconsin’s offense into a bind. But this is where transfer senior quarterback Russell Wilson has really paid off for Wisconsin. Offensive coordinator Paul Chryst has recognized opponents sending extra players to the line and has responded by calling a play

action pass to burn the opponents over the top. It is no coincidence that Wisconsin’s first two touchdowns against Northern Illinois and first three versus Oregon State were passing touchdowns. The Badgers are responding to what the defense is giving them by throwing the ball much more early in games. Junior running back Montee Ball has noticed opponents selling out to stop the Badgers’ running game. “Almost every drive,” Ball joked. “That’s why Russell’s doing a great job with putting up the stats he has, and also the receivers. They work extremely hard in practice.” Wilson passed for 347 yards

last week, the first Wisconsin quarterback to pass for 300 plus yards in a game since Allan Evridge against Marshall in 2008. He also threw for three touchdowns and ran for 37 yards. Wilson did throw his first interception as a Badger in the fourth quarter against NIU, but the turnover was inconsequential as the Badgers were up 42-7 at that point. There were multiple notable receiving performances last week against the Huskies. Senior wideout Nick Toon caught two touchdowns and redshirt sophomore Jared Abbrederis set a career high for receiving yards with 83. Senior fullback Bradie Ewing also set a career high for receiving yards with 51. “With our success the past couple of years in the run game, teams are really coming down to try to stop it,” Abbrederis said. “They’re taking away the run, so we’re opening it up in the pass game.” Although opponents have focused on the Badgers’ run game early, this is not to say they have been totally successful in shutting it down. Wisconsin is still 16th in the country in rushing yards per game. The running attack has worn down opposing defenses late in games, always a staple of the Badgers’ offense.

Russell Wilson has also created spectacular plays out of nothing with his feet. This week, the Badgers take on South Dakota, a FCS program. The Coyotes may prove to be a tougher opponent than other FCS opponents Wisconsin has faced in recent years. The Coyotes upset Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis last season, and they defeated the defending FCS champion, Eastern Washington, earlier this season. “[South Dakota’s] defense is a little funky,” junior center Peter Konz said. “They run a 4-3, sometimes a 4-2, sometimes a 3-4, so they really try to confuse offenses by doing a lot of different things on defense.”

“With our success the past couple of years in the run game, teams are really coming down to stop it.” Jared Abbrederis sophomore wide receiver Wisconsin football

While the Badgers have certainly proven their ability to win games through the air, they may be looking forward to getting back to playing a team that they can bully with the running game. South Dakota gave up 391

rushing yards in a week one loss to Air Force, and the Badgers wouldn’t mind going for a similar number this weekend. Montee Ball ran for a respectable 91 yards and two touchdowns last week, but will look to play with a sense of urgency against South Dakota after failing to meet his own expectations against Northern Illinois. “I was doing too much dancing, honestly,” Ball said. “This last game, I was trying to do too much.” Wisconsin’s opponents for the rest of the season have to pick their poison when it comes to the Badgers’ offense. So far this year, Badger foes have made it clear they are placing a bullseye on Wisconsin’s running game. Fortunately, Russell Wilson is more than happy to throw with eight or more opponents in the box. A proficient passing attack and an efficient running game will lead to an extremely balanced Wisconsin offense this season. Put this together with a stout-looking defense, and the Badgers are in the driver’s seat to win the Leaders Division this season. “If we need to pass, we can pass. If we need to run, we can run,” Ewing said. “It’s definitely the best of both worlds.”


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Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema (Sixth year as head coach: 52-16) and South Dakota’s Ed Meierkort (Eighth year as head coach: 50-31).

South Dakota, a FCS program, defeated Minnesota 41-38 at TCF Bank Stadium last season. Right tackle Josh Oglesby is unlikely to play this week after spraining his MCL against NIU.

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Wisconsin vs. South Dakota




Brady Hoke takes on familiar foe in Aztecs By Ryan Hill The Daily Cardinal

For the Big Ten week four of the college football season brings a whole lot of nothing. Of the 10 Big Ten teams in action Saturday, only one opponent comes from the six BCS automatic-qualifying conferences, when Ohio State takes on Colorado. Fortunately, the other major conferences in college football mix in conference games and tend to have stronger non-conference schedules in September, creating a thrilling early-season atmosphere that the Big Ten lacks.

San Diego State vs. Michigan

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Junior running back Vincent Smith could be one of many Wolverines to have a big rushing day against the Aztecs.

A pair of unbeatens meet in Ann Arbor in the most intriguing matchup for a Big Ten team this week. Michigan still has the momentum from its win against Notre Dame two weeks ago, in which they had one of the greatest comebacks in their storied history. Also, their thrashing over Eastern Michigan last week pushed them into the Top

25 in both major national polls. The Wolverines are considered overrated by most, and we’ll get a better sense of their defense against the solid backfield of the Aztecs. Michigan head coach Brady Hoke gets a chance to beat his old team as well, as the new “Michigan Man” just left the Aztecs in January after spending two seasons as their head coach. The Wolverines’ secondary will have their hands full on Saturday, as they have the difficult task of stopping senior Aztec quarterback Ryan Lindley. Lindley was 21-of-37 for 273 yards in their victory over Washington State and has a quarterback efficiency rating of 143.1 on the young season. It appears as though the secondary won’t be the only ones tested for the Michigan defense, as Ronnie Hillman, the second-leading rusher in the nation, will attempt to crush Michigan’s unproven defense. The Wolverines have allowed an average of about 167 rushing yards per game this season. Look for a high

scoring game with plenty of rushing yards in what will probably be the most compelling game in the Big Ten this week.

Arkansas vs. Alabama

The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Alabama Crimson Tide clash in an elite SEC conference game Saturday afternoon in a game with national implications. Alabama, which boasts the second best defense in the country in terms of points allowed per game, will try to fend off the hungry Razorbacks, who turned in a mediocre effort against Troy last week. Arkansas also lost a heartbreaker to the Crimson Tide last year, unable to come out victorious against Alabama since 2006. Arkansas might run into problems against the stout defense that the Tide fields along with playing away from home, but their offensive production gives them plenty of hope in the rivalry game. The Razorbacks have averaged 517.3 yards per game, the best in the SEC. Sure, the Razorbacks haven’t played a quality opponent yet this season, but they have given the Crimson Tide a run for their money in recent years. Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy has anchored the Tide’s backfield so far this season. Each have over 300 yards rushing already. Lacy, the electric sophomore, has averaged over 10 yards per carry. The duo hopes to bolster the Tide’s offensive attack in their second big test this season with the first coming against Penn State. Both teams have top 15 matchups the following week as Alabama plays Florida and Arkansas faces off against Texas A&M, so it’s crucial each team starts off on the right foot in SEC play.

LSU vs. West Virginia

The Tigers find themselves with yet another tough task away from home in primetime on Saturday as they take on the Big East’s West Virginia Mountaineers, who come into play undefeated at 3-0. Fresh off of their 19-6 victory over conference foe Mississippi State last Thursday night, the Tigers will continue their hunt for an undefeated season and a trip to the National Championship in New Orleans. Even with the Tigers’ starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson still suspended, LSU has not missed a beat offensively. Jefferson’s replacement Jarrett Lee hasn’t been the most exciting, but he sure has been efficient. LSU also has benefited from the running back duo of Spencer Ware and Michael Ford, who have combined for 444 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground this season. The Mountaineers will surely be tested defensively, but the main challenge will be to move the ball against the stingy LSU defense. The Tigers have given up only an average of 12 points per game. Geno Smith, the quarterback of West Virginia, does present some hope on offense, though. The junior already has over 1,000 yards passing and has completed 69.5 percent of his passes. LSU will have a target on its back from here on out, and the wild crowd in Morgantown is who’s placing it there this weekend.


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Sophomore Jacob Pedersen has emerged as one of the premiere tight ends in the Big Ten, catching 10 passes for 164 yards and four touchdowns thus far. Pedersen has clearly been Russell Wilson’s go-to guy in the red zone this season, where he has used his 6’4”, 240-pound frame to become open time after time. Pedersen has caught a touchdown in each of the Badgers’ first three games, a trend likely to continue against South Dakota and their undersized secondary. South Dakota has struggled with their pass coverage, giving up 369 passing yards to Eastern Washington in week two. South Dakota will almost certainly be loading the box in order to stop the vaunted Wisconsin run offense, which will leave big holes in the middle of the field for Pedersen and the Badgers’ play action passing game on Saturday.



One of the main criticisms the Badgers’ defense has been receiving this season is that they have not been able to force a turnover, surprising considering it was such a major part of last year’s defense. Despite playing three clearly inferior teams to start the season, the Badgers have been unable to break through with a fumble recovery or interception. Turnover differential is big part of football at any level, and if the Badgers are unable to cause turnovers, it will almost certainly come back to bite them once they play better teams. Look for Wisconsin to come through this week, however. South Dakota, in its only other game against an FBS opponent, turned the ball over three times to Air Force. With a defense certainly more talented than Air Force’s, look for the Badgers to force multiple turnovers on Saturday.

3 coyote ground Game

In spite of being a FCS team, South Dakota still has an explosive running game. The Coyotes have averaged over 200 yards per game on the ground this season, even putting up 184 yards on a FBS Air Force squad. South Dakota features a three-headed attack in the run game led by senior quarterback Dante Warren and running backs Chris Ganious and Marcus Sims. Warren leads the team in rushing with 234 yards and two touchdowns, while Ganious and Sims have amassed almost 200 yards each. Each of these players has a yard per carry average over five and is a threat to take it to the house at any time. Despite most of these yards being amassed against

FCS opponents, the Badgers’ defense will not be able to take the Coyotes’ run game lightly. Wisconsin must read its keys and have sound tackling if they are going to be successful in stopping South Dakota on Saturday.


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As the Badgers learned against Northern Illinois, when a team has nothing to lose they can be very dangerous and come at their opponent with anything. After tying the game at seven, the Huskies tried an onside kick and were almost able to recover it. Had the Huskies recovered that onside kick, the momentum would have swung greatly in NIU’s favor and who knows how the game would have gone from there. This is something the Badgers cannot for-

get against South Dakota this week. The Coyotes know they are going to be overmatched against the Badgers and therefore, Wisconsin has to expect anything. Whether it is another onside kick, a flea-flicker or any other type of trickery, one can almost guarantee the Coyotes will try anything to get out on top of the Badgers early and swing the momentum in their favor.



The battle in the trenches is very important every week, but as this is the last game before the Badgers’ primetime showdown against Nebraska, it makes this week’s game against South Dakota all the more important. Against a Cornhusker offense led by speedy quarterback Taylor Martinez and

a stingy “Black Shirt” defense, the Badgers’ offensive and defensive lines will surely have to be playing on all cylinders. Line play will also be key if the Badgers are to win against South Dakota. The Badgers’ offensive line must come out fast and hard off the ball this weekend, allowing Montee Ball and James White to pick up big gains and quickly snuff out any hopes the Coyotes have of winning the game. This game will also be crucial for the defensive line, which needs to get their hands on the Coyotes’ offensive line and plug their gaps in order to stop the potent South Dakota run game. If both lines play well in this week’s game, it might give the Badgers some momentum going into their first Big Ten matchup.


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HAVING PUN AT THE LAKE ACROSS 1 G or F, on sheet music 5 Grocers stock them 9 Bashful companion? 14 Overhead light 15 Skin lotion plant 16 Antipasto ingredient, often 17 A couple of words from Caesar 18 Memorization by repetition 19 Fringe areas 20 What you’re certain to find at the lake? 23 Finger count 24 Winter outerwear 25 Take from the crate 30 ___ choy (Chinese cabbage) 31 Oberon’s wife in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 32 Moonshine maker 35 Translucent gem 37 Annoys with constant complaints 38 Beggar’s request at the lake? 41 Country star Jackson 42 Invisible emanation 43 Natural rope fiber 44 Last days of long weekends

46 Bygone Ford 47 Villainous visages 48 Christiania, today 50 A Greek letter 53 Boots to wear at the lake? 56 Like yester-day’s news 60 Saroyan’s “My Name is ___” 61 Egyptian symbol of life 62 Nut that gets squirreled away? 63 “Two Mules for Sister ___” (Clint Eastwood film) 64 Wight, for one 65 Bookkeeping entry 66 Concordes, e.g. 67 Look lustfully DOWN 1 Where medals hang 2 Machine for shaping wood 3 “Circle of Life” rocker John 4 Number of Gospels 5 “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” composer Bela 6 Hawaii, the ___ State 7 Catch phrase? 8 Witnessed 9 “Alice ___ Live Here Anymore” 10 Ancient

11 Pork source 12 Mother of all matriarchs 13 Thumbs-up vote 21 Parisian school 22 Cunning 26 Forthright 27 “Under a Glass Bell” author Nin 28 “The Sweetheart of ___ Chi” 29 Flip-chart stand 30 One with light locks 31 The O’Hara home 32 Confidence games 33 Condor’s weapon 34 Lacking sense 35 Musical work 36 Golfing standard 39 “Well done, if I do ___ myself” 40 Furrier John Jacob 45 Intensely devoted 46 Camels’ cousins 48 Gumbo veggies 49 Quick on the uptake 50 Walking on eggshells 51 Spot for a spat 52 Theater employee 54 Mama ___ Elliot 55 Follow, as a suspect 56 Inflate, as expenses 57 Best pitcher on the staff 58 Weep loudly 59 ___ Lanka

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Ward welcome for one more year


h e q u e s t i o n surrounding Interim Chancellor David Ward’s term length recently surfaced as UW-Madison’s University Committee requested he stay an additional year. While the interim position is only allotted a single-year term during a search and screen process, members of the UW faculty argue Ward’s background, collegiate experience and national insight put him in the best position to lead UW-Madison

through Wisconsin’s rocky political climate. And after meeting with Ward on Monday, this board can’t help but agree. Since Ward has taken on the Interim Chancellor position he has made it his primary focus to rebuild relationships with particular members of the faculty, state and most notably the UW System. As the university recovers from the spring’s legislative turmoil and crushing budget cuts, UW-Madison needs a strong

leader who is able to patch up splintered relationships and provide stability. The experiences gained in his previous chancellorship from 1993 to 2001 give Ward the knowledge base and skill set to adequately tackle major issues facing the UW. His familiarity with the university instills a sense of a reassurance across the campus community, which is especially important in a time when the fate of Wisconsin’s very own governor hangs by a thread. We believe his experience on the national level as the president of the American Council on Education along with his passion and work with UW-Madison make him the best candidate to move the university forward in this transitory and politically tempestuous period. With this, Ward upholds a forward and well established relationship with the UW— something a new chancellor may struggle to acquire off the bat.

While we would love to see a new chancellor take the university by storm, we can’t help but recognize that this already happened. Former Chancellor Biddy Martin shook the UW and the state with the New Badger Partnership and look what happened: The UW System put its foot down and Martin resigned. What the UW needs now is stability, and Ward can provide that.

Ward may be an old dog, but he definitely has some new tricks.

This isn’t to say that his only duty as interim chancellor is to uphold the status quo. After meeting with Ward we learned of his innovative ideas to handle budget cuts through technological initiatives and administrative streamlining

and his suggestions to retain professors through pre-emptive relationship building with administrative officials. Ward may be an old dog, but he most definitely has some new tricks. With Ward in the chancellor’s office another year, the Board of Regents and the Search and Screen Committee will be given an extended deadline for selecting UW-Madison’s new leader. While a year may seem long enough, keeping Ward on not only gives the committee time to make a wellresearched decision but it also gives the chosen candidate time to prepare. In the meantime we are happy to have Ward as UW-Madison’s leader. With the support of all three shared governance committees, he has the university at his fingertips. And although we trust his judgment, we take more comfort in the fact that, as stated in our interview, the last thing he wants to do is create a controversy.

Bachmann favors party politics over science ANURAG MANDALIKA Opinion Columnist


ith the race for the Republican presidential nomination heating up, the past few weeks have seen extensive campaigning and passionate debates that have more shed light on the contenders. Watching contender U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is like revisiting the 2008 presidential election. Back then, vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin stole the media limelight with her photogenic image and down-to-earth, hockeymom personality, traits that appealed to conservative voters nationwide. In spite of her gaffes, Palin became a godsend for conservative voters with her blind conviction and a bold assertiveness used to effectively quash reason. Today, Bachmann reveals herself as a steed hailing from the same stable, except that she promises to be much more vicious than her clownish predecessor. Perhaps the most striking facet of Bachmann’s personality is the conviction with which she presents her arguments. It is hard to be anything but flabbergasted when watching her argue in Congress that carbon dioxide was “a natural biproduct of nature” and therefore harmless. The “data” used to support her claims also seem to have randomly drifted into her head as she was speaking, because the numbers she quoted do not originate from any scientific study. This raises serious concerns about how potential leaders would be able to make decisions based on little to no understanding of the issues at hand. All

Bachmann is doing is refuting scientific facts in favor of a belief system followed by her Tea Party voter base. Is this what she’d do as president? After bashing one of her opponents, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, it seems the consequences of her careless rebuttal of facts may be very sever. Perry had mandated Texans receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, an act Bachmann has condemned. The HPV virus is a leading cause in cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer. The vaccine is shown to help prevent the disease. Instead of focusing on campaign donations Perry received from Merck, who manufactures the HPV vaccine Gardasil, Bachmann attacked the vaccination process itself, calling it “a government injection” that is forced upon innocent 12-year-old girls. She went on to argue that vaccinated girls can have a potentially dangerous reaction to the drug, citing a woman who claimed her daughter became mentally retarded after being

If parents listen to Bachmann’s statements, too many young girls would become susceptible to deadly cancers.

given the HPV vaccine. The case for vaccines was severely doubted after fraudulent data was published by British medical practitioner Andrew Wakefield in 1998, linking the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine to autism in children. Inevitably, this resulted in panic among parents who opted to not vaccinate their children, despite a string of studies disproving Wakefield’s claims. The British Medical Journal has

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concluded Wakefield’s discredited and now-retracted study has had long-lasting effects, as many parents are still skeptical about the side-effects of the MMR vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control reports that 2008 witnessed the highest number of measles cases reported in the country since 1997. Over 90 percent of the people infected were not vaccinated. Anticipating like-minded parents will not give their children the HPV vaccine following Bachmann’s careless, politically fueled statements, the American Association of Pediatrics called Bachmann’s claims “false statements” and that there was “absolutely no scientific validity” to her point that the vaccine could cause mental retardation. The AAP pointed out that over

By Anurag Mandalika

35 million doses of the vaccine have been administered and that the treatment has “an excellent safety record.” Roughly 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. A further 2,000 women receive vaginal or vulvar cancer diagnoses. Most of these case are associated with the HPV virus, and almost all could be avoided by administering the vaccine Bachmann denounced. If parents listen to Bachmann’s statements, too many young girls would become susceptible to deadly cancers. It is worrisome to see a political leaders’ beliefs receive more credence than government health agencies that back their statements up with facts and medical research. The

emergence of politicians like Bachmann is a real danger to the scientific spirit and represents a pressing need to cultivate scientific trust among the general population. Science has been the engine propelling modern civilization forward for centuries now, and will continue to do so for many more to come, unless we continue to listen to people like Michele Bachmann. Anurag Mandalika is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at UW-Madison. Please send all feedback to opin-

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Tight End Story by Parker Gabriel


This year’s tight ends unit is carrying on the Badgers’ proud history at the position


he Wisconsin football program has a knack for making heroes of the un sung. In Madison, walk-on’s from Jim Leonhard to Chris Maragos and Luke Swan have turned into fan favorites. Offensive linemen garner a sort of respect—even reverence—that is not found on every campus in the country. In similar fashion, the tight end unit, despite the easy assumption of mundane duties in a run-heavy program, has flourished into one of the most productive positions on the roster. “[Offensive Coordinator Paul Chryst] does a great job of putting everybody in positions that will keep the defense a little bit off guard,” junior tight end Jake Byrne said. By job description, versatility is key to being a successful tight end. But in Chryst’s pro-style offense, versatility is only the beginning. With this year’s addition of senior transfer quarterback Russell Wilson, Chryst has not shied away from spreading out defenses with an empty, five-receiver shotgun set. However, he has a twist.

Defensive coordinators use the ability to see what offensive personnel is in the huddle to help determine what defensive play will be run. Chryst has combated that by using Byrne, redshirt sophomore Jacob Pedersen and junior fullback Bradie Ewing in the shotgun to put defenses in match-ups the offense can exploit. “It stresses the defense a lot,” Pedersen said. “When you come out and they’re expecting a run play and get all bunched up like that, it’s really tough on a defense.” “It’s a look you don’t see every day,” Byrne added.

Big shoes to fill

Production from the tight end position has become the expectation at Wisconsin. A tight end has led UW in receiving four of the last five years and a Badger tight end has been drafted in five of the last six. “The pro-style offense we run really translates to the NFL,” Byrne said. “Playing here, you have high expectations. It makes you work hard. You want to be the next Garrett Graham

or the next Lance Kendricks or the next Travis Beckum.” Beckum had the most prolific career at UW. As a sophomore in 2006, he exploded onto the scene with 903 yards on 61 catches, following that up with 982 yards and six scores his junior year. When his senior season was cut short by a knee injury, Graham—then a sophomore—stepped in capably. By the time Graham’s career was over, he had amassed 121 receptions, led the team in receiving yards with 540 in 2008 and led in touchdowns with seven in 2009, his senior season. Kendricks came next. He made a name for himself at UW with seven catches and 128 yards against Miami in the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl and followed it up with a terrific campaign. On last year’s Rose Bowl team, he not only led the team in receiving, but also developed into a vicious blocker that helped pave the way for the Badgers’ recordsetting rushing attack. Excuse Pedersen and Byrne for expressing some skepticism of the NFL draft experts that labeled Kendricks a pass-catching tight end that would struggle to block in-line at the professional level. “We always laughed about that,” Byrne said. “Obviously they had never seen him de-cleat two people on one play,” Pedersen added. “He was going up against some of the premier [defensive] ends in the nation and moving them five yards off the ball.”

we do.” So far this year it has been Pedersen, a Menominee, Pedersen whose numMich. native, did not receive an bers are jumping off offer to play Division I footthe page. ball until after his senior seaHe already has son. Playing in the Upper four touchdown Peninsula limited his exporeceptions on 10 sure to the recruiting circuit. catches. His 164 Pedersen was unaware, receiving yards however, that he had are second opened eyes in a 2007 on the team, game against Wisconsin trailing only high school powersenior wide house Homestead High. receiver Nick Homestead’s coaching staff Toon. was impresseStill, as dand alerted is the norm the UW staff to play at to Pedersen’s UW, blocktalent. ing is never “A b o u t far from mid-November I started the contalking to the coaches [at versation. UW],” Pedersen said. “He’s Three years later, become a after Wisconsin’s 35-0 much betwin against Oregon ter blockState in which er,” senior Pedersen caught left tackle six passes for R i c k y 80 yard and two Wa g n e r scorest, Bielema said. “We said he thought w o r k Pedersen had a together chance to be the a lot. most complete a n d player to grace Through three games: 10 w e the position in receptions, 164 yards and have a Cardinal and four touchdowns lot of White. simiT h e l a r beat goes Mark Kauzlarich/cardinal file photo drills that on.

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