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GOP SWEEPS SENATE, GOVERNOR RACES Johnson ends Feingold era
Walker wins the governorship
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Oshkosh businessman and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson defeated incumbent U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, Tuesday night, ending his 18-year career in the Senate. The Associated Press called the race for Johnson just over two hours after polls closed. Johnson received 52 percent of the vote, and Feingold finished with 47 percent. Feingold’s concession speech was mostly upbeat and focused on the positives of the campaign. “The people of Wisconsin have spoken and I respect their decision,” Feingold said. “Being your Senator has been the greatest honor of my life. I enjoyed working with you and feel that we did many good things together, and I thank Wisconsin for this great privilege I have received.” Feingold also congratulated Johnson on the victory, offering his assistance in the transition period, and gave credit to his supporters. “I hope and I intend to continue to work with all of you in the future as much as possible,” Feingold told supporters. John Kraus, Feingold’s campaign spokesperson, said the political and economic climate accounted for the three-term incumbent’s loss. “It was a tough election cycle for Democrats, it was a tough election cycle for any incumbent,” John Kraus said. “We were up against it this year.” In his victory speech, Johnson also thanked all of his supporters and volunteers and pointed out that he will be a Senator for all Wisconsinites. “I understand now I represent all the citizens of
Governor-elect Scott Walker celebrated his victory over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Tuesday, at the culmination of a long-fought gubernatorial campaign. After winning 52 percent of the vote, according to the Associated Press, he thanked his supporters for their votes, but also expressed his commitment to everyone in the state, including supporters of his opponent. “To all those others who may not have voted for me let me be clear: I intend to be governor of the entire state of Wisconsin,” he said. “We all live in Wisconsin together and we’re going to move this state forward together.” After his victory, Walker said he will not hesitate to put his campaign promises of cutting taxes and eliminating business regulations into action, adding that he will begin working with lawmakers within the next week to work on his job agenda. “Those things we do in the first days will show how serious we are to kick start our plan to create 250,000 new jobs by the end of our first term,” Walker said. Despite the state’s high unemployment amid a twoyear long recession, Walker expressed optimism in the state’s economic outlook. “Tonight I want to tell every worker, every family, and every business, big or small, in the state, that you have an ally in the governor’s office. Wisconsin is open for business,” he said. Barrett said in his concession speech he respects the decision Wisconsin voters made, but “will never stop believing in the state of Wisconsin.” He said, as mayor
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Brett Hulsey to take over for Spencer Black in WI 77th Assembly District By Patrick Tricker The Daily Cardinal
Democratic candidate Brett Hulsey beat his Green Party opponent Ben Manski in the 77th Assembly District race Tuesday with a campaign focused on education and environmental issues. “The lakes are the university’s backyards,” Hulsey said. “So one of my goals in the campaign was to increase funding for lake cleanup, manure digesters, storm-sewer cleanup and safer beaches.” Hulsey received 49 percent of the vote to Manski’s 31 percent, while Republican candidate David Redick trailed with 19 percent, according to the Associated Press.
Hulsey attributed the victory to “real plans on protecting UW” while noting that it “helps a lot being a Democrat.” Manski blamed his defeat on “straightparty voting.” “We had an incredible movement that began with this campaign, and there were a lot of really important connections that were made in the course of it,” Manski said. “And among those voters who actually designated a candidate, I won.” In addition to fighting for environmental issues, Hulsey promised to help UW by eliminating furlough days, restoring the pay raises and controlling tuition hulsey page 3
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Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin thanked supporters during her post-election speech and also commented on the new outlook for the Democratic Party.
Baldwin easily defeats Lee, mourns Dem. losses statewide By Scott Girard The Daily Cardinal
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, was one of few Democrats celebrating victory in Wisconsin and around the United States on Tuesday night. “In this midterm election, marked by some of what is best and some of what is worst about this democracy, I feel incredibly grateful to have ended this election on the winning side,” Baldwin said. Baldwin beat out her challenger Mount
Horeb businessman, Chad Lee, with 62 percent to 38 percent of the vote, according to the Associated Press. A party in Baldwin’s honor was held at the Brink Lounge in Madison with dozens of supporters in attendance. “She’s a fighter for civil liberties,” Madison resident Kate Eannelli said. “She’s a fighter for the individual, the small businessman, woman, person, and I think is the baldwin page 3
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Mouse in the house, raccoon in the attic, NO SLEEP
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o r t h e past month my house has been plagued with mice. I guess I somewhat expected it since I live in an older place than before. It’s starting to get cold, and those little buggers are simply looking for a shelter to keep themselves warm (finding the bag of Reese’s in our kitchen to eat for a midnight snack was just an unexpected bonus). I might not have minded the mice so much if they were cute or cool like Gus Gus from “Cinderella,” but they’re not. They don’t sing or wear clothes that are too small for them; all they do is eat our food and poop on our floor. Damn you Disney for being misleading! Well, due to the colony of mice living in our basement, I’m now paranoid that our entire house is infested with “God’s creatures”—and that’s why last night I stayed up until 3 a.m. when I had intended to go to bed at midnight. There was a pitter-patter coming from the attic. Something was clawing at the walls. Clearly, it had to be a raccoon, and he was trying to get out so he could attack me. I thought it over for a good 15 minutes and I concluded
it was the only reasonable explanation for the noises. I lay awake; tired, but unable to fall asleep. A raccoon was merely feet away and I was defenseless. So I did all that I could do—think to myself and ask hypothetical questions. Here is the rambling train of thought that occurred before I eventually got some shuteye: Which one of my roommates should I wake up to help me deal with this? Even if I wake someone up, what would really constitute “dealing with it”? I better not wake anyone up because they’ll just get mad at me and I don’t really want to deal with a raccoon AND a cranky roommate.
There was a pitter-patter coming from the attic ... Clearly it had to be a racoon, and he was trying to get out so he could attack me.
What should I write about for the column this week? Would people want to read about Halloween, or is that already old news? Well, I don’t really even have anything to say about the weekend other than that the guy dressed as Squints from “The Sandlot” had, hands down, the most balling costume ever. Too bad he didn’t have a
Wendy Peffercorn. I wonder what Bob Seger is doing RIGHT now. Shit, why am I thinking about Bob Seger? Does he look like Kenny Rogers? Or, wait, does he look like Kenny Loggins? Meh, I’ll look into it in the morning. (1)
There is a racoon plotting to kill me, so yes, it’s actually keeping me awake.
If Leonardo DiCaprio and James Franco simultaneously asked me on a date, whom would I say yes to? (2) I want a Ron Harper Bulls jersey. That’s all I want for Christmas. I wonder if they make them anymore. I wonder if my mom will even know who Ron Harper is. Better send the Christmas list to dad this year. (3) Boy oh boy, that couple caressing each other’s hands yesterday at the Union was really weird and creepy. When was the last time I ate a Choco Taco? Gahhh I want a Choco Taco. Great, sleep is now officially out of the question for the night. Is that raccoon still clawing at the wall? This is obnoxious. That’s
Reports from local Madison police that this Halloween weekend was “the safest in years” has left many students feeling hollow and filled with regret. While previous Halloweens have ended with exciting numbers of arrests and dramatic amounts of illegal activity, many students said this Halloween will be remembered as a miserable failure during which people too often felt “safe.” UW- Madison Sophomore Christian Leoting put it plainly. “It wasn’t nearly as dangerous and chaotic as I had been hoping for, to be perfectly honest. When you hear all the reports about the lack of overturned vehicles, the nonexistent violent mobs, the street corners where people didn’t feel like they or their loved ones were in danger— well, it just makes me feel like we all could have done a little more to contribute to a crazier Halloween,” Leoting said. “Like maybe someone could have tried to instigate a jousting match between two mounted police officers.” And Leoting is not the only student who feels disappointed by the lack of excit-
ing mob violence and the low number of arrests. James Harding, a junior at Florida State University with a reputation for getting into trouble with the law, said he felt “partly to blame” for the safe Halloween after failing to get arrested, or even break the law during Halloween weekend. “It just sucks because usually I’m the guy that everyone can rely on to get the police involved. Unfortunately, I made a severe error in judgment when I vowed not to get blackout drunk this weekend,” Harding said. “I remained aware of my surroundings all weekend and failed to break the law even once. All I can say is this decision will haunt me for the rest of my life.”
This Halloween will be remembered as a miserable failure during which people too often felt “safe.”
Harding is one of several students who appear to be suffering from what University doctors describe as “responsible guilt.” According to Dr. Lawrence Kemble of UW Health, responsible guilt is a growing sense of shame among UW-Madison students that
THE END. (1) UPDATE: Bob Seger doesn’t look like either of them. (2) UPDATE: Why would either of them be asking me on a date, you ask? I’ll tell you why, because this is my question, my mind, and I can make up bizarre scenarios if I want to. (3) UPDATE: I mean send it to Santa … Screw it, no one under the age of 18 reads this column. Are you laughing? Oh, I get it. Ha ha, very funny. No one reads this column at all. You’re mean. Anyway, in case there ever is a raccoon in your attic, what are you supposed to do? Give Kathleen the 411 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best in fake news delivered in briefs for your reading pleasure Reports of safest Halloween in years leaves students with immense feelings of disappointment; regret
it, I’m waking up a roommate. Misery loves company, right? Two minutes later… Me: “Don’t you hear it?” Roommate: “Yeah. It’s pretty faint, though. That’s actually keeping you awake?” Me: “There is a raccoon plotting to kill me, so yes, it’s actually keeping me awake.” My roommate proceeds to put her ear against my bedroom wall. She then follows the sound over to my window. She opens my blinds and we both see that the wind is blowing ivy against the glass, causing the scraping noise. Roommate: “You’re stupid.” My roommate leaves and I go to sleep.
they behaved too responsibly over Halloween weekend, thus contributing to the lack of violence and arrests that help make most Madison Halloweens such magical occasions. “The number of students suffering from responsible guilt seems to be dramatically increasing every day,” Kemble said. “I mean, every single day more students seem to be coming into the health center complaining of stomach problems and severe guilt due to reports of the safest Halloween in years.” Kemble asks that any student who believes he or she may be suffering from responsible guilt go to the UW-Health center for a medical evaluation immediately Kemble also wanted to send a final message of hope to guiltridden students. “These students feel immensely responsible for the safe and relatively incident-free Halloween, as they should,” Kemble said. “But the student body must remember that while the low amount of arrests and chaotic violence may temporarily make UW-Madison slightly less cool, it is only temporary and the university’s cool levels are still three times those of most other Big Ten institutions, such as Northwestern or Michigan State.” —Phil Vesselinovitch
Halloween lives on
including “Trick or Treat with the Greeks 2010” and
two bands from Freakfest!
Van Hollen re-elected as Attorney General Incumbent Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen reclaimed his position for another four years, Tuesday night, beating out Democratic candidate Scott Hassett, f o r m e r Secretary of Depar tment of Natural Resources. V a n Hollen lead Hassett with VAN HOLLEN 58 percent of the vote to 42 percent, according to the Associated Press. During the campaign, Hassett repeatedly criticized Van Hollen’s partisanship in office, particularly when he refused to represent the state in cases over stem-cell research and domestic partner-
ships. However, after the results came in, Hassett congratulated his opponent and thanked those who helped with the campaign. “I’ve called the Attorney General to congratulate him on his successful campaign,” Hassett said in a statement. “While we’re obviously disappointed in the result, we are proud of the campaign we ran and the important issues that we raised over the last year.” Van Hollen thanked supporters and pledged to cooperate with the newly elected governor. “I pledge to our new governor and newly elected Legislature my assistance as our state’s attorney and as law enforcement’s voice for the priorities of public safety,” Van Hollen said in a statement. “I look forward to the work of a new term.”
Mahoney beats out Haney for Dane County Sheriff Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney secured his job for another four years by earning upwards of 71 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election. He beat challenger Sean Haney, who acquired 28 percent of the vote, according to the Dane County Clerk’s Office. This is not the first time the two candidates have come into conflict with each other. Mahoney fired Haney during his first term in 2007. Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, who will not run
for re-election in the spring, praised Mahoney on his work in his first term as Sheriff and said she looks forward to his second term. “Sheriff Mahoney is a champion for public safety MAHONEY who’s always open to new ideas on the most effective and efficient ways to keep our communities safe,” she said in a statement.
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Brett Hulsey celebrates his election to Assembly District 77 over Green Party Candidate Ben Manski Tuesday night.
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but trumpeted that his experience with the Sierra Club during the 1994 Republican takeover would help. “We have to be very strategic” Hulsey said. “There’s going to be huge attacks on UW-Madison, starting tomorrow.”
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MATC funding and medical marijuana referenda pass Voters in Dane County accepted two referenda urging the Legislature to allow for medical marijuana and granting $133.8 million to Madison Area Technical College through a property tax increase. The MATC referendum passed with 63 percent of the vote to 36 percent, according to
the Dane County Clerk’s Office. Plans for the MATC funding include $43 million for Health Service Education Center and Clinic, $21.7 million Law Enforcement and Fire Department training, and the remaining $69.1 million for various other renovations and projects across the campus.
The marijuana referendum passed with 75 percent of the vote. Although the referendum does not create a new law, it is intended to be a source of encouragement for the Legislature to allow residents with debilitating diseases and doctor’s consent to legally possess and purchase marijuana.
WISPIRG appeals to ASM Student Judiciary to receive funding By Alison Bauter The Daily Cardinal
The Wisconsin Student Interest Group appealed to the student judiciary to receive funding after the Student Services Finance Committee denied the group’s eligibility for 2011-2012 Tuesday. The SSFC determined WISPIRG’s ineligibility based on bylaws stating that at least 75 percent of an organization’s direct service beneficiaries must be students. SSFC members argued that WISPIRG did not meet this quota because the group’s direct services applied to too many people outside the UW-Madison student population. WISPIRG Chair Rashi Mangalick said the SSFC had interpreted WISPIRG’s direct service definition in a non-viewpoint
neutral way. “I think it’s pretty clear that the criteria being used right now are not objective and are being applied differently for different GSSF groups,” WISPIRG secretary, Allie Gardner, said. Gardner cited the Wisconsin Student Lobby as an example of a comparable student group who received funding despite providing similar services. However, ASM Chair and SSFC defendant Tyler Junger said there was “no correlation” between the two because the WSL specifically defines its direct service as news and training services for students. By contrast, Junger said WISPIRG failed to provide a clear definition of its direct services. According to SSFC bylaw, if a group’s direct service definition
is “vague,” members may interpret it “using a plain reading or a reasonable interpretation” of their own, which may have worked to WISPIRG’s disadvantage. Junger said the SSFC had never interpreted the direct service criteria in WISPIRG’s case as a body corporate. “How is it that the SSFC could have committed a viewpoint neutrality violation in [this] case?” Junger asked. “Those two things do not add up.” WISPIRG requested that its case be handed to ASM to ensure a “just decision” should the student judiciary rule in their favor based on viewpoint neutrality violation precedent. The student judiciary will announce their ruling by Tuesday, Nov. 16.
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Wisconsin,” Johnson said. “Tonight we can celebrate, but tomorrow we start the hard work.” Johnson also expressed his plans for more free-market-based solutions to improve the economy. “I will work with anyone who realizes that it is the free market system that creates long-term, self-sustaining jobs,” Johnson said. “I will never vote with my re-election in mind, that’s not why I’m doing this. I will vote for what I think is in the best interests of Wisconsin and America.” The College Republicans were excited with the results. “Russ Feingold really didn’t represent the state as a whole in the sense that he wasn’t really in tune with what people wanted,” College Republicans volunteer Sean Rao said. “Ron Johnson is going to be able to bring a new voice.” College Democrats Chair Evan Giesemann admitted that it was a tough night for his party. “I think a lot of this is just the cyclical nature of politics,” Giesemann said. “I don’t think this was a positive affirmation of Republican policies, because polls show the Republican Party is just as unpopular as the Democratic Party.” Feingold’s defeat marks one of six Senate Democrats who lost their seats in states including North Dakota, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois. Although Democrats lost seats across the board, they will continue their majority in the Senate, holding at least 51 seats as of press time. Nationwide, Senate majority leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, won his re-election battle over Sharron Angle, R-Nevada, 50 percent to 45 percent, according to the AP, and Tea Party favorite Christine O’Donnell was defeated by Democratic candidate Christopher Coons in Delaware by a margin of 16 points. In Illinois, Republican Mark Kirk defeated Democrat Alexi Giannoulias in a tight race.
of Milwaukee, he will continue to work on the city’s challenges of poverty and education. He said there is a “collective struggle” throughout the state to improve education and health care and insure fair property taxes. “I will never stop fighting for those issues, and I hope you never stop fighting for those issues,” he said. Governor Jim Doyle congratulated Walker on his election in a statement and said he intends to facilitate a smooth transaction for his office. “I have spoken to Governor-elect Walker to let him know that my administration is prepared to begin this process,” he said. Walker’s election was among the many GOP victories the UW-Madison College Republicans had to celebrate Tuesday night. Sean Rao, UW-Madison senior and volunteer for Students for Scott Walker, said he thinks Walker will improve the job outlook for college graduates as governor. “With Walker in charge, people are going to be able to come here and invest and we’re going to be able to get hired,” he said. UW-Madison junior Ashley Burns, a member of UW College Republicans, said there was an “enthusiasm gap” between Republicans and Democrats that was not obvious on UW-Madison’s historically liberal campus, pointing out that Republican supporters have been campaigning “since day one.” Evan Giesemann, Chair of UW College Democrats, said it was a “tough night for Democrats,” but said he was happy to see that college students came out to vote Tuesday. In other gubernatorial races, close elections in Minnesota, Illinois and Florida remained undecided as of press time.
best of what democracy offers.” In most other House races across the state, incumbents held on to their seats as well. U.S. Representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin, Tom Petri, R-Wisconsin, and Ron Kind, D-Wisconsin, all reclaimed their seats for two more years. U.S. Rep. Steven Kagen, D-Wisconsin, was the lone incumbent to lose his seat, with Republican challenger Reid Ribble winning in the 8th congressional district by a 10 percent margin, according to the AP. In the only open race for a House seat, Republican Ashland County District Attorney Sean Duffy beat out state Sen. Julie Lassa, D-Stevens Point, in the 7th congressional district, replacing long-standing Democrat Dave Obey, D-Wisconsin, who held the seat for 40 years. Those two Republican victories contributed to the takeover of the House of Representatives nationally with a 58 seat gain. Incumbent Democrats were voted out of office all over the country, confirming what has been expected by experts for weeks. Nancy Pelosi will no longer serve as Speaker of the House, which is expected to go to John Boehner, R-Ohio. Baldwin said she is not worried about the prospect of working with a Republican majority in the House. “I’ve served in the minority before,” Baldwin said. “I know I can be effective whether a part of the minority or majority party.” As for the results of the Wisconsin gubernatorial race and U.S. Senate race, Baldwin said she was “absolutely heartbroken.”
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College Fashionista Let your legs do the talking across campus By Sammy Luterbach COllege Fashionista
As Madison Fashionistas, we walk everywhere: Back and forth to classes, here to meet a friend for coffee, there to do homework at the Union, back to our apartments and then out again to grab whatever it was we forgot to get at Walgreens earlier. God forbid Bascom Hill comes between you and your destination. The walking never seems to end. This was the biggest adjustment for me when I came to Madison last year. I would lay in bed at the end of the night, my muscles aching and burning, wondering what I had gotten myself into. Now that my apparently wimpy little legs have accumulated some muscle, I haven’t
gone to bed in pain for quite some time, yet I still take into consideration the amount of walking I’ll be doing when I get dressed in the morning. It’s easy to go with jeans and flats everyday, but a Fashionista has got to unleash her creativity sometimes. That’s where brightly colored tights come in. Draw attention to your hardworking legs in a fun and exciting way! This Fashionista has mastered the concept with one of my favorite ensembles seen in Madison in some time. Her look is fun and sassy, but totally pulled together and chic. Every piece in her look is bold and stands on its own, but her completely opaque, bright red tights definitely take center stage as the focal
point of her ensemble. Her look can be broken down quite easily into a simple equation; pair a neutral-colored, bold silhouetted jacket or cape with a simple skirt that discreetly contains many colors, including the same one as your bold and crazy opaque tights. Finish your outfit off with neutral and totally practical boots, and you’re good to go. Your legs will gladly take you wherever you need to go in an ensemble like this. They’ll feel as if they’re getting a break from walking, because in bold tights, they’re doing all of the talking! For more, check out University of Wisconsin-Madison’s CollegeFashionsta page at: collegefashionista.com/school/ university_of_wisconsin/.
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Campus Candy: A Sweet Study Break By Aimee Katz THE DAILY CARDINAL
My older sister and I are similar in that we share a love for bulk candy stores. From her Jelly Belly fetish to my affinity for chocolate, we always keep each other updated on our latest candy escapades. She has even coined the term “candy belly”: the stomachache you get from indulging too much. Let’s just say I’ve had my fair share of candy bellies this weekend. Not only was it Halloween, but it was also the opening weekend of State Street’s latest novelty, Campus Candy. Campus Candy is a brightly lit, ovalshaped store featuring walls of endless candy, including essentially of every color M&M, Sixlets, and a variety of chocolatecovered treats. You can also find your standard gummies, Sour Patch Kids, Swedish
Fish, licorice and dozens more. But Mark Tarnofsky, the store’s owner, stressed, “We ain’t just candy.” Tarnofsky is in the process of opening more Campus Candy stores, with his original store in Bloomington, Ind. on Indiana University’s campus. It seemed ridiculous to him that there are countless bars, pizza places and sandwich shops on college campuses, but not a single store that satiates a student’s sweet tooth. Thus, Campus Candy emerged as his reaction to this untapped market. Madison was the ideal place for him to open his next store. “[Madison] is charming. We get a sense of great synergy between the school and the city,” he explains. “We love college towns, but we also love colleges surrounded by a city.” Madison’s community, its unique Big Ten environment and status as the state
capital intrigued Tarnofsky. From my experience this weekend, I expect success both campus-wide and within Madison’s greater community. Campus Candy offers the unique opportunity to select exactly what you want and how much of it you buy. Be careful to control yourself though: at $2.89 per quarter pound, candy adds up quickly. Tarnofsky, said he envisions his business as providing a true experience for the customer. Personally, I can happily say he has achieved his intention, as I spent half an hour there browsing with my friends. Basically, he wants Campus Candy to be a place where students and families can enjoy each other’s company. With free wireless Internet, flat-screen televisions, tables and chairs, the store is more than you bargain for at first glance. My personal favorite was the frozen
yogurt. Yes, not only does Campus Candy love candy, but fat-free frozen yogurt is served as well. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for tart or sweet. There are special toppings for the yogurt, including any choice from the entire store. It’s not fat-free once you dump chocolate-covered cookie dough on top, but hey, you can indulge in a little something sweet with a healthier alternative. Located right on State Street, Campus Candy is a convenient stop on the way home from the library. I am a firm believer that hard studying deserves a worthy reward, and this store provides a stress-free atmosphere to eat a few cares away and give you a little sugar buzz (but hopefully not candy belly). So take a break, because you don’t even need a golden ticket as an excuse to enter.
What’s in the Fridge? Appetizers Tomato Basil Bruschetta Bruschetta–a dish of central Italian origin–makes a delicious appetizer or light lunch. This particular version (one might call it the vegetarian-friendly variation) plays off of the refreshing flavors of ripe tomatoes and basil, as well as the tang of freshly squeezed lemon and subtle bite of aromatic garlic. The key word here is fresh, so make sure to choose your produce discerningly. EDDY CEVILLA/The Daily Cardinal
The perfect appetizers for any sporting event, house party or just a particularly snazzy snack: What’s In The Fridge brings you a host of easy, delectible dishes to impress your friends before the meal even starts! By Alec Walker the daily cardinal
With football season in full swing, hockey season off to a solid start and basketball season eagerly awaiting its turn in the spotlight, I thought I would bring you all some of my favorite party appetizers to spice up your next Badger sports TV marathon. These recipes promise to warm the stomachs of even your most discriminating friends, while still boasting a simplicity that won’t be lost on your roommate who makes his Kraft Mac’ n’ cheese with Natty Light*. Simplicity in mind, I suggest pairing these savory dishes with a bottle of your favorite local brew while you watch the Badgers fight their way into the Rose Bowl, Frozen Four and Final Four! On Wisconsin! *Note: Beer mac can actually be quite delicious, if done right. Watch for a future episode along these lines.
5 medium-sized tomatoes (preferably the type on the vine) 3 cloves of garlic Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 package fresh basil (probably around an ounce) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (for garnish) 1 Sourdough baguette Extra virgin olive oil Black pepper Aged balsamic vinegar (optional) Slice the tomatoes in half and remove the seeds and pulp, leaving only the firm outer flesh. Then dice the tomatoes into small cubes and add lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Finely chop the garlic and basil, and combine with the tomatoes and lemon juice as well, making sure to stir gently. At this point, be sure to sample the mixture and adjust flavors according to your preferences. Prepare the baguette by slicing it into rounds approximately 1/4” thick, brushing with olive oil and sprinkling with black pepper. Lightly toast the rounds under the broiler (approximately two minutes, or until golden brown). Remove the baguette rounds from the oven and top with the tomato mixture, as well as with a pinch of parmesan cheese and a dash of balsamic vinegar if desired.
Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus 2 16-ounce cans of garbanzo beans/chickpeas 5 medium-sized cloves of garlic 3 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon 2-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp. tahini (sesame seed paste) 1 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 roasted red bell pepper Optional ingredients for garnish: Paprika Kalamata olives Tomato Cucumber Feta Cheese To begin, slice half of a red bell pepper into fourths and brush with olive oil. Place the pepper under the broiler for approximately ten minutes (five minutes for each side), or until the skin begins to brown. While the pepper roasts, drain the chickpeas, making sure to reserve the liquid from one can. Add the chickpeas to a blender along with half of the reserved liquid, the olive oil, the lemon juice, and puree. When the mixture forms a smooth paste, add the garlic, cumin, tahini and bell pepper, and blend until the bell pepper is well combined with the rest of the ingredients. (Note: you can find tahini in the condiments aisle of most grocery stores, located next to the olives and vinegars). At this point, sample the hummus and adjust the flavors according to your preferences. If you find the hummus too thick, you can add some more of the reserved liquid from the chickpeas, or additional olive oil. Spread the hummus into a shallow serving dish and top with chopped kalamata olives, diced tomatoes and cucumbers, and crumbled Feta cheese. Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with paprika and you are ready to serve.
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In 1994, Mariah Carey released her hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” a modern holiday hit. Sixteen years later, Carey is releasing an equally impressive sequel.
Popstar gives fans a very Carey Christmas Although November has only just begun, Mariah Carey is ready to get people in the holiday spirit By Kaitlyn Schnell
mellow tune quickly turns into a club banger that will be the perfect way to As soon as the public found out welcome 2011. The first single off the Mariah Carey was making a new holiday album, “Oh Santa!,” shares this footalbum, a frenzy of anticipation ensued. tapping beat, which is perhaps why it With the success of “All I Want For recently debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Christmas,” the hit from her 1994 holi- Holiday Digital Songs chart. day album, Merry Christmas, the diva One song that is sure to put a smile had fans begging for more. Thus, people on everyone’s face is Carey’s rendiare excited about Merry tion of “Charlie Brown Christmas II You, but also Christmas.” The familiar CD REVIEW uncertain of the album’s cheerful chords from the ability to live up to the famous dance scene start success of the original or the song on a faster note, the hype surrounding it. but Carey’s sultry crooning But with just one listen, transitions the song into all doubts are forgotten: “Christmas Time is Here.” the album is great. The live orchestra As the name implies, included on several Merry Christmas Merry Christmas II You is tracks adds a genuine II You the perfect continuation Christmas feeling, one Mariah Carey of its predecessor, with that is lost on so many Carey’s distinctively soulful pipes belting other modern holiday albums. “O Little out the R&B sound her fans love. With Town Of Bethlehem / Little Drummer four new original songs, a few festive clas- Boy (Medley)” and “The First Noel / sics, an updated version of “All I Want Born Is The King (Interlude)” showFor Christmas” and a live performance of case this authenticity so well it feels as “O Holy Night” featuring a church choir though her versions have been classics from Los Angeles, the album is the perfect for years. combination of new and old. Many people will ask, “Mariah, why try to compete with your original record, one of the most successful modern Christmas albums? Why no just leave things the way they are?” As the name of the album implies, But this singer knows how to play her Merry Christmas II You is the perfect cards. Not only does Merry Christmas continuation of its predecessor, with Carey’s distinctively soulful pipes belt- II You include highly polished pieces, but it also proves that Carey is still a ing out the R&B sound her fans love. force to be reckoned with, a important message since many critics are saying her time in the spotlight has One of the highlights of Merry expired. But it’s worth remembering Christmas II You is a duet with Carey’s Carey holds the record for most No. 1 opera singing mom, Patricia Carey, in hits by a solo artist, and it’s likely her “O Come All Ye Faithful/Hallelujah new album will add a few more songs Chorus.” The combination showcases to that list. their impressive vocal ranges. Prepare Carey’s love for the Christmas seafor goose bumps, as this ballad is per- son pushed her to make this sequel, formed beautifully. and the outcome is sure to put listeners “Auld Lange Syne (The New Year’s in the same yuletide spirit no matter Anthem)” has been transformed into what the time of year. Everyone needs an upbeat dance song, one that adds to have Merry Christmas II You if they pizzazz to an otherwise traditional col- want their collections of holiday music lection of songs. What starts out as a to be complete. The Daily Cardinal
elevision has never been particularly friendly to zombies. For one, zombies tend to be accompanied by a significant amount of blood and gore, making networks afraid to touch them with a 10-foot pole. Another strike: Zombie infestations generally result in apocalyptic scenarios, and the apocalypse is a bit of a downer. Viewers like happy TV, and civilization as we know it coming to a violent, ghastly end is not a particularly happy thought. But based on AMC’s Halloween premiere of their zombie-centric series “The Walking Dead,” it looks like television owes zombies an apology. Based on the comic of the same name, “The Walking Dead” follows a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world where the dead roam the earth and the living wait in fear. It’s a tried-and-true scenario for zombie movies, but transitioning to the long-form format of a TV series allows “The Walking Dead” to put a fresh spin on a classic story. Much of what “The Walking Dead” injects into the zombie genre has to do with its standard AMC pacing. Other AMC shows, such as “Mad Men” and “Rubicon,” are notorious for building slowly throughout the season, taking most of their time for character development and ruminations or theme and setting. “The Walking Dead” operates at a breakneck pace compared to “Mad Men”—central character Rick Grimes, played by English TV actor Andrew Lincoln, goes from ordinary sheriff’s deputy to coma victim to zombie ass-kicker in the span of 90 minutes —but the show still feels methodical and contemplative. Frank Darabont’s hand surely played a role in this. For “The Walking Dead,” the “Shawshank Redemption” director followed in the footsteps of “Boardwalk Empire”’s Martin Scorsese by taking his auteur skills from the silver screen to the small screen. After a decade of HBO, Showtime and AMC proving television can be every bit the artistic
medium that film is, directors like Darabont are beginning to join the party, and “The Walking Dead” is perhaps the best example of Hollywood talent bringing the best out of television. Shot on 16mm film, Darabont brings a very authentic B-movie feel to the look of the show, something he also excelled at in his monster movie homage “The Mist.” And while “The Walking Dead” is surprisingly short on terrifying moments that will make you jump out of your seat, Darabont excels at filling the show with a palpitating sense of dread. Darabont also clearly has a reverence for his source material—both the comic on which the show is based and the countless zombie films that inspired both works. Numerous iconic images from the comic have been adapted directly to the camera, such as Grimes riding into a barren, desolate Atlanta on horseback. Other shots hearken back to the most beloved jewels of zombie cinema. The shot of Grimes waking up in a hospital instantly evokes thoughts of “28 Days Later,” and a brief glimpse of an abandoned military helicopter is straight out of the original “Dawn of the Dead.” Obviously, “The Walking Dead” has a lot going for it already. The tone, setting and look are all perfect, and Lincoln seems like a very capable lead. However, the premiere did show glimpses of possible flaws. The first episode focused almost entirely on Grimes, taking only brief detours to introduce the rest of the ensemble. A subplot involving Grimes’ wife and his former partner engaging in an affair already seems trite and banal. And while none of the other survivors got much screentime, nobody besides Grimes really demanded attention. It would be a shame if “The Walking Dead” falls into the same trap as shows like “Dexter,” in which any scene that doesn’t involve the main character falls flat. But based on the vast majority of the premiere, “The Walking Dead” should be must-see TV, at least for the rest of its brief six-episode first season. As of now, AMC continues to do no wrong—even when it comes to bringing about the apocalypse. Disagree with Todd’s take and don’t think he has any BRAAAAINS!!!!! Er… e-mail him at email@example.com.
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AMC’s recent debut, “The Walking Dead,” is a show about a post-apocalyptic world infested with brain-craving zombies. Like most AMC shows, “The Walking Dead” has a lot of promise.
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IT’S FREEZING IN HERE! ACROSS 1 “Around ___ parts ...” 6 Meek creatures 11 “And now,” e.g. 12 Youth who ﬂew too close to the sun 14 Delivery place, perhaps 17 “Don’t play,” to a musician 18 Worthless piece of cloth 19 Truth ___ (hypnotic drug) 20 Small Federal Reserve Notes 21 Heron’s cousin 23 Songs for one 24 TV remote abbr. 25 Smacking of irony 26 Clean out the register, perhaps 28 Vote (for) 29 Leave no doubt 31 Transports by plane 33 Cop’s wheels 35 Crowning achievement 38 Respite from business as usual 42 In days past 43 Finale
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Washington and the Bear
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opinion GOP needs better talent in 2nd District dailycardinal.com/opinion
todd stevens opinion columnist
ne more round of midterm elections is in the books, and it was a sweeping victory for Republicans nationwide. While the GOP victory may not have been as dominant as many had projected, the Republicans were still able to take the U.S. House of Representatives, grab a lion’s share of the country’s governorships and oust Democratic senate stalwarts, including Wisconsin’s own Russ Feingold. But here in Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District, Democratic Representative Tammy Baldwin didn’t even flinch. Baldwin soundly defeated her opponent, Republican nominee Chad Lee, and was never threatened at any point during the race. It’s an occurrence that has become a regular tradition for Baldwin, having defeated challengers Peter Theron, Dave Magnum (twice) and Ron Greer all by margins greater than 20 percentage points. But it’s easy to forget that 2nd District voters didn’t always gift wrap the seat for Baldwin. Before Baldwin, the district was represented by Republican Scott Klug. And in 2000, when Baldwin’s Congressional office still had
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that new car smell, she faced an intense fight from Republican candidate and UW-Madison history professor John Sharpless. Even living in a district anchored by the most liberal city in the Midwest, Baldwin was barely able to pull out a victory by a mere percentage point. So what has changed between 2000 and now to make Baldwin so politically invincible? In an interview, Sharpless himself was quick to point out that redistricting has made the 2nd District much more liberal, and Republicans looking to challenge Baldwin face a far more difficult task than he did.
Baldwin soundly defeated her opponent, Republican nominee Chad Lee, and was never threatened at any point during the race.
“I ran in a different environment. That was a different district, before it was gerrymandered to work for Tammy,” Sharpless said, referring to the new 2nd District boundaries instituted in 2002 that included the liberal stronghold of Beloit. He also referred to Baldwin’s incumbency status as a roadblock for new Republican opponents. “Once in a while people
already in office can be effectively challenged, but it’s rare,” Sharpless said. “It’s a very tough hill to climb for Republicans [in the 2nd District].” However, an equally important factor lies with the Republicans themselves. Since 2000, they simply have not ran a candidate that was anywhere near as strong as Sharpless. Lee is no exception. Two weeks ago, as he sat in a meeting with The Daily Cardinal Editorial Board sipping on a Monster energy drink, the 2010 Republican nominee demonstrated he was nowhere near qualified to sit in the hallowed halls of Congress. When we asked Lee about his plans to work with Wisconsin Republicans to reappropriate high-speed rail funding to state highways, he had absolutely no legal grasp of how this could be accomplished. When asked where he would make cuts in the federal budget, Lee could not provide an answer, insisting that his experience conserving his cleaning service employees’ cell phone minutes made him qualified to analyze national-scale spending bills. Granted, Lee came across as very earnest and well-intentioned. But earnestness doesn’t pass legislation. Since Sharpless, none of Lee’s Republican predecessors have been particularly daunting candidates either. Greer was a homo-
phobe who would make James Dobson look compassionate. Magnum was a UW-Madison dropout who tended to have issues paying income taxes. And Theron, while an obviously intelligent man and also a college professor, was one of the worst fundraisers Wisconsin politics has ever seen.
Granted, Lee came across as very earnest and well-intentioned. But earnestness doesn’t pass legislation.
Even the relatively modest Sharpless had to admit that his campaign had certain strengths others didn’t, noting he had the advantages of “being a professor on campus and a bit of a curiosity to the press.” Yet still, particularly in a year when frustrations against incumbents and Democrats could have made Baldwin vulnerable against the right candidate, the Wisconsin GOP sends out the same weak opponents, ripe for the slaughter. Meanwhile, potential strong candidates, such as moderate Oregon assemblyman Brett Davis, look to advance their political careers elsewhere. Baldwin knows her way around the issues. She knows how
Republicans should use election results as motivation matt payne opinion columnist
overnment is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem. Those were the words spoken by President Ronald Reagan on his inauguration day nearly 30 years ago. Yesterday, they were spoken again by millions of Americans who saw our country heading in the wrong direction. While the final numbers have yet to be tabulated, one thing is clear: Americans chose a new path. Today is not a day for Republicans to gloat, however. Our generation is now confronted with some of the toughest challenges it’s ever faced. Our economy is broken. We’ll be faced
with an unwelcoming job market after graduation. Entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare are bankrupt. By the time we turn 47, Social Security will be unable to pay anyone. Our school systems are in desperate need of fixing. Our competition is no longer just sitting across the classroom but across the globe in countries like China and India. After the 2008 election, Republicans needed to collectively regroup. A great discussion began within the conservative movement as to what went wrong and what needed to be fixed. As the policies of the current leadership became more unpopular, a new, re-energized Republican Party was offering a fresh perspective. While the left tried to marginalize these people as simpleton, Glenn Beck-watching racists, their hateful and vitri-
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olic rhetoric was drowned out by people from the grassroots up who saw the government growing while the economy shrunk.
The policies of this administration and this Congress have failed to fix our economy and have added trillions of dollars to our national debt.
When Democrats took control of the House of Representatives four years ago, they promised change. They claimed spending billions of dollars would fix our economy and end record high unemployment. Then they told us we should be thankful they passed an 8,000-page health-care law they didn’t even bother to read. They promised that “politics-as-usual” would become a thing of the past, only to offer backroom deals in order to gather votes for the healthcare bill. They vowed not to listen to special interest groups until the environmental lobby convinced them to vote to pass Cap and Trade, a bill thatwould cost everyone from seniors to young adults thousands of dollars more per year. When Americans eventually found their policies to be unpopular, Democrats said it was President Bush’s fault. When their approval ratings continued to fall they blamed Republicans for standing in the way of legislation. When Americans didn’t buy these excuses, Democrats finally turned the blame
to the people themselves, saying they didn’t understand how much good the federal government had done for them. What Democrats failed to understand was that Americans don’t want the government to do what’s best for them. The American people want to do what’s best for themselves. While well-intentioned, the policies of this administration and this Congress have repeatedly failed to fix our economy and have added trillions of dollars to our national debt. The results of yesterday’s election illustrate that not only are Americans upset with the current leadership, but that they think Republicans offer the best ideas and solutions when it comes to solving our nation’s difficulties. Yesterday, the American people chose personal responsibility over government entitlement, fiscal responsibility over wasteful spending and a smaller, less intrusive government that encourages economic growth and keeps taxes low. Although the challenges we face are great, there is hope that we have the ability to rise up and become the next “Great Generation.” Although we may not agree on every issue all the time, we must agree there are some issues that have to be solved today. The president and Democratic leadership need to work with Republicans to solve those issues. Both our generation and future generations are depending on it. Matt Payne is a junior majoring in Chinese and economics. We welcome all feedback. Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
to fundraise. She knows her constituents. She knows how to speak to a crowd. Basically, Baldwin is pretty good at her job in Congress and equally good at campaigning. The 2nd District will stay a deep shade of blue unless the GOP finds a candidate who can match Baldwin in all of these areas. However, Republicans seem content to continue underachieving. In 10 years, the GOP went from a scholar of American history with a Ph.D to a twenty-something man who runs a cleaning service and has never held elected office. This is the wrong direction. If you think that’s elitist, fine. But I hardly think it’s wrong to expect our political leaders to be the best America has to offer. I can only hope that one day the Republicans of Wisconsin will agree. Todd Stevens is a senior majoring in history and psychology. We welcome all feedback. Please send responses to email@example.com.
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Badgers hit the road against No. 6 Illinois for tough league match By Stephanie Richter the daily cardinal
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Freshman running back James White sprained his left MCL Oct. 23 against Iowa and may not play this weekend. Wisconsin’s rushing attack currently ranks second in the Big Ten at 221.4 yards per game.
UW looks to get healthy, continue power attack By Parker Gabriel the daily cardinal
At times during No. 7 Wisconsin’s last two games, victories against defensively stout opponents in Ohio State and Iowa, the Badgers running attack bordered on unstoppable. The Buckeyes saw had not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 29 games before playing UW, only to leave Madison having allowed 184 bruising yards and three touchdowns. A week later, Iowa’s defense gave up 142 yards and three more scores despite allowing just 83.8 rushing yards per game over it’s first seven games. However, if not for a timely week off, the outlook for Wisconsin’s power attack might not be so rosy this week. In addition to the regular grind of eight straight weeks and the physicality of OSU and Iowa, freshman running back James White, sophomore center Peter Konz and senior tight end Lance Kendricks each left the Iowa game with injuries. “It came at a perfect time,” White said. “If we would have had a game last
week I would have had to sit out for sure. My leg was pretty stiff last week, but it’s starting to loosen up now and hopefully I’ll be ready by Saturday.” White said he is not yet running at full speed, and the coaching staff is likely to use caution with their dynamic young running back. So far this season, White is averaging 6.6 yards per carry—the best mark in a unit that is currently averaging 5.2, less than a half-yard off the school record of 5.4, established in 1994. Those gaudy numbers—and maybe more importantly, the success against Ohio State and Iowa—is thanks in no small part to an offensive line that is firing on all cylinders. In addition to paving the way for UW backs to average 221.4 yards per game, senior left tackle Gabe Carimi has turned in excellent man-to-man performances against two premier defensive ends—Cameron Heyward of OSU and Iowa’s Adrian Clayborn. That stretch continues this weekend against Purdue’s monster end, senior Ryan Kerrigan. “Kerrigan is unbelievable,” Carimi
said. “I think he might be the best in the conference. [He] is a motor guy. He’ll keep on driving his legs and moving around and ripping under, twisting his body. He gives unbelievable effort.” The offensive line should be back at full strength this week after Konz missed the second half in Iowa City due to an ankle injury. He said the week off provided a welcome physical and mental break. “I was in a little bit of pain with my ankle and overall just kind of feeling the wear,” Konz said. “But you just kind of push through it until you can get to that bye week.” In addition to the improvement in the players’ physical health, the bye week also bolstered the Big Ten title hopes for UW. Though the focus is now squarely on the Boilermakers, Konz admitted that Iowa’s victory over Michigan State makes the final month even more interesting. “It’s going to be fun,” Konz said. “I love it. I love that we’re in the chase. It just puts a little extra something into it.”
The Badgers (3-9 Big Ten, 14-9 overall) take on the No. 6 Fighting Illini (11-1, 19-3) in Champaign, Ill., Wednesday. Wisconsin will be coming off of a weekend split, while the Illini will be coming off of two wins. Right-side hitter Julie Mikaelsen earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after averaging 2.57 kills per set and hitting for an impressive .319 average this weekend. She also recorded her careerbest five blocks against No. 15 Michigan, which included three solo blocks. Defensively, she contributed nine digs total for the weekend. This past weekend, the Badgers stepped up their blocking force, out-blocking the Spartans on Friday and recording a season-high 13.5 blocks against the Wolverines Saturday. “We really emphasized [blocking] every day this week and made sure the players were getting a good feel for their technique and being patient, but getting their hands across the net well,” UW head coach Pete Waite said. The Badgers will need strong blocking against Illinois, as the Illini hit for a high efficiency in their last match, committing just eight hitting errors. Senior Illinois middle blocker Johannah Bangert earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors after notching a season-high 10 blocks against No. 15 Michigan, while holding a .429 hitting percentage. Last weekend, the Wisconsin offense was led by senior outside hitter Allison Wack. She contributed team highs in kills both
matches, registering 14 and 13, respectively. Sophomore middle blocker Alexis Mitchell also had a good weekend, hitting a remarkable .600 against MSU. “With Alexis, she had some great kills,” Waite said. “She was hitting some slides better than we’ve seen all season.” One problem area for the Badgers is thier passing, as their serve receive against Michigan this weekend was not as good as it has been most of this season. In the third set of the match, the Badgers received the ball better, leading to a smoother offense and, not coincidently, a victorious set.
“[Alexis] was hitting some slides better than we’ve seen all season.” Pete Waite head coach UW Volleyball
“We were just caught off guard sometimes,” Wack said. “We weren’t really moving our feet as well as we have at times.” Defensively, the Badgers are led by senior libero Kim Kuzma. Kuzma recorded a total of 38 digs on the weekend, moving her into third place in the all-time digs list at Wisconsin. Kuzma averages 4.79 digs per set, good for third in the Big Ten. Junior setter Janelle Gabrielsen has also contributeed 3.24 digs per set. Gabrielsen is averaging 10.58 assists per set, the fifth-best mark in the conference. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Entering final week of the season, young Badgers look to build momentum at home By Matthew Kleist the daily cardinal
The Wisconsin men’s soccer team (0-4-1 Big Ten, 2-12-2 overall) opens its final week of regular season play Wednesday night at the McClimon Soccer Complex. The Badgers are looking to bounce back from their 1-0 loss to Ohio State Sunday night when they host the University of Illinois-Chicago. When UW takes the field against UIC, Wisconsin head coach John Trask will be facing the team he coached for five years prior to joining the Badgers. The added incentive may be a determining factor in the outcome of the game. When the Badgers faced Trask’s alma mater, Indiana, Wisconsin played to its only nonlosing result, leaving Bloomington with a 1-1 tie. The Flames are led by midfielder Derek Huffman, who has eight goals and two assists on the season. Not far behind him is forward Eric Frazier with six goals and four assists. The two have
combined for 14 of the team’s 18 goals and are the key to the Flames’ offense. Leading the Badgers in goals and points, freshman forward Chris Prince has emerged this season as Wisconsin’s main threat. Prince accounts for seven of the 16 goals the team has scored this season. The last time out, Prince recorded three shots on goal. Prince is currently tenth in the Big Ten in points, seventh in goals and eighth in goals per game. Prince’s recent offensive production has helped the team to strengthen its ability to score goals. After 12 games, the Badgers had scored only eight goals. But despite the slow start, Wisconsin has found the back of the net eight times in their last four games. Prince led this surge in production scoring five goals over that stretch on his way to earn Big Ten player of the week following his hat trick against Northwestern. In addition to Prince, a duo of freshmen has made their mark this
season. Midfielder Joey Tennyson has two goals and one assist on the season, and midfielder Nick Janus has recorded one goal and three assists. Also contributing to the Badgers’ offensive surge is senior defender Aaron Nichols, who has scored twice this season and has a pair of assists. Wisconsin will likely face UIC keeper Steve Purdy Wednesday night. Purdy holds a goals against average of 1.17 and a save percentage of .785. These numbers are good enough to put Purdy at fifth in the Horizon League in goals against. Purdy also has four shutouts on the season, putting him at third in the Horizon League. The Badgers lead the all time series against the Flames 4-2-0 despite losing last season in Chicago 3-0. Prior to their loss last season, the Badgers took four straight from UIC. With only two games left in the regular season, the Badgers are looking to finish strong with a pair of wins.
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Freshman hitter Julie Mikaelsen continued her strong rookie campaign last weekend, racking up a .319 hitting average.
Published on Nov 3, 2010