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WSUM held its third annual “Snake on the Lake” concert at the Memorial Union terrace Friday. The free, eight-hour music festival featured an eclectic mix of both popular acts and local artists.

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The Multicultural Student Center welcomed UW-Madison students of color to the annual Multicultural Orientation and Reception Friday at Memorial Union. “Our hope is that students ... feel they have resources and networks and maybe individual people that they can connect with.” Cynthia Lin social justice education specialist Multicultural Student Center

The event hosted a resource

fair that provided students with information regarding services like the Writing Center and GUTS and an organization fair, which allowed students to become more familiar with different organizations on campus. Cynthia Lin, social justice education specialist at the Multicultural Student Center, said she hoped the event allowed participating students to become more familiar and comfortable with the many resources provided for them on campus. “Our hope is that students, especially new students, come and feel they have resources and networks and maybe individual people that they can connect with,” she said. “So beyond

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going to classes and being in where their housing is, they will really get a sense of community at the university where they want to fit in.” Aside from the resource fair, MCOR hosted a multicultural performance showcase where students performed skits, dances and music. Madtown Ballroom performed with salsa and chacha dancing and the First Wave students hosted a spoken-word performance. Lin said the event was an opportunity to showcase the rich multicultural resources and talents of students of color at UWMadison. mcor page 3

Students who regularly travel off-campus to purchase groceries may no longer have to once a new grocery store takes over University Square. Fresh Madison Market, which is slated to begin construction later this month, will be coming to the unoccupied space in University Square with a tentative opening date as early as January 2010. After negotiating with the landlord of University Square for the past six months, Jeff Maurer, owner and operator of the store, said the leasing has been completed and the financing has finally been approved. “The city has been very cooperative in getting the project started,” Maurer said. “It’s an important project for them, the students and the downtown residents.” Ald. Bryon Eagon, District 8

said he is excited for the grocery store mostly because it is going to bring convenience to students. Although Maurer has always been in the grocery business, he said this would be the first time he has owned his own store. “A lot of the food will be prepared by our staff right on site ... and hopefully that will be a healthy alternative.” Jeff Maurer owner Fresh Madison Market

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Sports bar pulls proposal from U Square development By Grace Urban THE DAILY CARDINAL

A sports bar and grill set to appear in University Square will no longer grace the corner of Johnson and Lake Street. Developer Scott Acker, also the owner of Quaker Steak and Lube in Middleton, withdrew his application to develop the 900 capacity space last week. “The Badger Hall of Fame” as it was tentatively called, was to be a cross between an EPSN Zone sports bar and Dave and Busters restaurant. According to Alcohol License

Review Committee member Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, the proposal was not well received by the ALRC at their July meeting, and this may have contributed to Acker’s decision. “[The developers] were not too pleased with the questioning and discussion at the meeting,” Verveer said. Acker could not be reached for comment. Ald. Bryon Eagon, District 8, was disappointed by Acker’s decision to withdraw. sports bar page 3

Annual Taste of Madison event showcases local restaurants By Josh Hilgendorf THE DAILY CARDINAL

Spanning two gorgeous summer days, the Taste of Madison offered residents and visitors a last chance to have a quality outdoor experience with family and friends. Over 65 local restaurants, 20 beverage stands and four entertainment stages lined the Capitol Square Saturday and Sunday, attracting patrons to sample portions of popular food choices at an affordable price. Each food item was priced from $1 to $4. Taste of Madison patrons were tempted by, among other dishes, fried cheese curds from The Old Fashioned, BBQ ribs from Po Boy’s BBQ &

Catering and fried calamari from Lombardino’s Restaurant as they navigated the thick crowds making their way around Wisconsin’s capitol building. To wash down their culinary selections, visitors could choose a fruit smoothie from vendors such as Loose Juice or Bluefin, a glass of red or white wine or a clear plastic cup filled with beer. Amid all the caloric intake, stages sponsored by local radio stations Q106, 94.1 WJJO, Madison 1670, Magic 98, 106.7 Jamz and LaMovida 1480 serenaded the masses with musical acts including Justin Moore and the college lovin’ Asher Roth.

According to tasteofmadison.com, the event has been used to raise money for the United Cerebral Palsy for all of its 27 years. In the last ten years the Taste of Madison has raised approximately $250,000 for UCP. Volunteers provided by the charity work the soda, water, beer and wine stands, which are not affiliated with a particular restaurant. Income from these beverage stands helps cover the cost of the event, estimated at $350,000 for 2009. All participating restaurants were required to pay a fee for a booth, plus a security deposit. A 10x10 booth cost $800. Restaurants were also able to keep the profits from their sales.

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ERIN KAY VAN PAY hail to the vp Disclaimer: No hipsters were harmed in the writing of this column. MADISON, WI—Tens of twenties of Madison’s hippest are gathered in mourning this afternoon following the news of the tragic death of local hipster Charles “Wayne” Duchene, 22, who died a horrific and most likely cliche death late Monday evening at a Foo Fee Foe concert. Duchene’s body was found in a puddle of his own PBR at approximately 11:15 p.m. Monday night at the entrance of The Dank Bank, an obscure venue located just off the Capitol Square. A source confirms that the PBR in question did, in fact, belong to him, for once. He was seen purchasing it earlier that evening with his parents’ American Express Platinum card, an account in which Duchene, a willingly unpaid barista at a State Street coffee

shop, is an authorized user. The cause of death is still under investigation, but at least two friends attest that Duchene’s last known words were, “If Foo Fee Foe plays ‘Foo Girls,’ for the encore, I think I will die and go to folk-hop-nica heaven.” Duchene was known to have a strong attachment to the song “Foo Girls,” often saying it was the story of his life and that it reminded him of his ex-girlfriend who left him for a real musician. Shortly after Foo Fee Foe began playing “Foo Girls” for the encore, Duchene reportedly disappeared from the pit around the stage crowded with sweaty, reeling hipsters. As of press time, it is unknown whether or not Duchene made it to folk-hop-nica heaven. While most would call Duchene’s death ironic, a few are not as convinced. “Wayne’s death is so ... contrived,” says friend Nico Allison, 20, who met Duchene last year at the Park Street Dig and Save when they both reached for a gas station attendant shirt that read, “Steve.” “It reminds me of everything else I read in the obituaries— it’s as stale as Gritty Nutshire’s lyrics,” Allison said.

However, most of Duchene’s hipster peers are incredibly distraught by the event. “Blows that the guy’s dead and everything, but I really hope to get a hold of that extensive-ass vinyl collection,” says DJ Tit Stank 3.0, 21, who, working together with Duchene on the university’s music committee, was responsible for bringing a band who you wouldn’t even know the name of anyway to the Memorial Union for a free show in 2008 “before they went mainstream.” Duchene, who considered himself a semi-pro photographer, rode his fixed-gear bike to Madison’s farmers’ market every Saturday morning—rain, shine and even hungover to buy organic fruits and vegetables that he would subsequently photograph with a lomographic camera. To help keep his ecofriendly and artistic legacy alive, an anonymous coworker has decided to tattoo Duchene’s catchphrase, “Gotta go organic!” on his left forearm in fisheyed lens font. Duchene, referred to as a “theme party connoisseur” by those who knew him best, will not have a wake. Instead, his roommates have created

a Facebook event entitled, “Wayne Duchene Memorial Theme Partay” to honor his memory. Guests are invited to create their own spins on Duchene’s style, but they are absolutely required to wear a black mourning cardigan and non-prescription glasses. One roommate told the public that extra costumes will not be provided and the $10 at the door goes not to the hosts, but to a charity dedicated to providing orphans in third-world countries with the dopest Levi 511s imaginable, a charity Duchene supported fervently. Duchene’s current girlfriend, who could not be reached for comment as she was busy doing coke off of a Kurt Vonnegut book, has written a poem in this dark time to help cope with her great loss. “He’s here / Living / in an American Spirit butt / on the sidewalk, still Burning / still blowing / a Euro-style Mullet in the wind/forever and / remembered by / Three Wolf Moon / Three Months Together / forever / f / o / r / e / v / e / r.” To Attend, Maybe Attend, or Not Attend Wayne Duchene’s Memorial Theme Partay, please RSVP to VP at evanpay@wisc.edu.


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Unemployment rate jumps to 9.7 percent The national unemployment rate for August rose to 9.7 percent according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday, with Wisconsin’s rate reported at 8.7 percent as of July. The report said 216,000 jobs nationwide were lost in August, the smallest loss of jobs in over a year. Glen Cain, UW-Madison professor emeritus of economics, said the unemployment rate could continue to go up overall even if the number of jobs lost goes down. He also said most economic indicators imply the economy has stopped declining. “I think there is a general expectation that the economy will improve, but slowly. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the unemployment rate will go down either, because people who had not been in the labor force before

[will now] try to go in to the labor force,” he said. Cain said the unemployment rate in Wisconsin could go down during the back-to-school season because of the increase in jobs associated with academic institutions. He said jobs ranging from janitorial work to school operations could open up. He said the unemployment rate could also drop because of the number of students who will discontinue seeking employment when they resume school full-time. The report was released at the beginning of Labor Day weekend and in the wake of the recent approval of a new contract at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac, which promises to keep 850 manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate a year ago was 4.6 percent. —Hannah Furfaro

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Potential gubernatorial candidates lay campaign groundwork for 2010 race Prospective candidates for the 2010 gubernatorial election have begun to enter the public sphere more seriously during the past few weeks after Gov. Jim Doyle confirmed he will not seek reelection. On the Democratic side, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk have indicated interest in running. In an interview Sunday on “UpFront with Mike Gousha,” U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, said he will make a decision on whether or

not he will run within the next few months. During the interview, Kind laid the groundwork for his positions on education and health-care policy. He focused on his concern for the future of Wisconsin’s competitiveness in the energy and technology sectors and discussed his position on tax reform. Former Congressman Mark Neumann, who first announced his candidacy in July, said he will make a formal announcement this week. According to Neumann’s campaign website, he

will answer questions Wednesday during a live online town hall meeting. Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker have already entered the race. According to a of poll of 800 likely voters conducted by Scott Walker’s campaign on August 18 and 19, in a Democratic primary Barrett was supported by 39 percent of voters, and Lawton and Kind followed earning 25 percent and 19 percent respectively. —Hannah Furfaro

UW basketball players suspended on multiple burglary charges According to a UW Athletics statement, Diamond Taylor and Jeremy Glover, both freshmen on the UW-Madison men’s basketball team, will face suspensions from the team after taking part in an alleged burglary Sunday morning. A UW-Madison Police Department incident report said officials arrested both Taylor and

mcor from page 1 “The whole event is open to the entire community, which is really important to the work that we do ... reaching out beyond just [freshmen] students,” she said. “But, definitely it’s a chance for new freshman, especially students of color, to come and kind of get

grocery store from page 1 a bakery, deli and meat and produce departments. “A lot of the food will be prepared by our staff right on site ... and hopefully that will be a healthy alternative for students, faculty and downtown residents,” he said. In addition, Maurer will be

sports bar from page 1 “I tried to work with the applicant to come up with conditions and plans to make it work,” he said. “It’s the exact kind of place that we want developed in our downtown campus area ... I’m disappointed that this project couldn’t work.”

Glover Sunday after a burglary of a residency on the 100 block of Langdon St. and in the UWMadison dormitories. The release said Taylor and Glover are still listed on the squad and will be allowed to utilize sports medicine services and the weight rooms but will be unable to practice and participate in competitions.

According to the incident report, the two were also arrested for underage drinking, and the situation remains under investigation by UWPD. Taylor and Glover will not return to practice or competition until after officials involved in the investigation release further information.

a sense of what kind of support and resources that are available to them.” Yan Deng, a UW-Madison freshman, said she has faced some challenges because she is an international student and has lived in Madison for only a little over a week. She said MCOR was a great

way to discover the many opportunities available at UW-Madison. “I actually came to the fair for the free dinner, but we found so many activities here,” Deng said. The event concluded with a dance in the Great Hall with DJ Jarius King, hosted by diversity coordinators from the Division of University Housing.

applying for a beer and wine license through Madison’s Alcohol License Review Committee. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, and member of the ALRC, said he did not see the beer and wine license as being controversial. “Unlike many other supermarkets in Madison, he is not applying for a license to sell hard liquor so I think my ALRC col-

leagues will look favorably on that,” he said. The ALRC will consider Maurer’s proposal in mid-October and the Common Council will likely put the license into effect by early November. Maurer is looking to employ up to 60 part-time employees, and hopes the majority of them will be student workers.

Eagon speculated Acker’s withdrawal was attributed to internal financial issues due to building debts that had to be paid off from the previous construction in the space. ALRC member Ald. Michael Shumacher, District 18, said the city’s alcohol density plan contributed to his objections with

Acker’s proposal. “I made a comment to them that I would request an audit within a year to see that they were a bona fide restaurant,” Shumacher said. “I think they recognized it would be an uphill battle.” Shumacher said any future applicant would face the same amount of scrutiny.


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By Andrew Carpenter OPINION COLUMNIST

Entering my final year here at Madison, there are some things that just don’t shock me like they did freshman year. Three-story beer bongs, crying freshmen, Evangelicals, Harvest Fest; it was all crazy for a year or two, but

somewhere toward the end of junior year I became habituated to seeing a guy play guitar while standing on his head. But I will never get used to the sight of a student struggling with anorexia. Watching a person get sent to detox never produces the same pain as when I pass a starving student on the way to

class. My stomach flips and my heart races, my jaw clenches to keep me from gasping––it usually takes me 30 seconds or so to battle back the fightor-flight reaction my body produces. I can’t say for sure why I react this way but I think it has something to do with a more basic human instinct that is activated by the sight of someone who is failing to survive. Clearly Madison has a significant portion of its student body that actively struggles with, or is at risk for, an eating disorder such as anorexia. Having worked at an in-patient eating disorder center and seen close friends struggle with this disease, I have learned that prevention is what we need on campus. Even if a person can temporarily defeat the obsessions and compulsions of anorexia, he or she will struggle with body image issues for the rest of their lives. The good news, especially for women, is that a little knowledge about body image and weight lifting could prevent a significant portion of the at-risk population from developing anorexia. For women, the two biggest improvements we could make toward preventing eating disorders are simply informational. Women need a different physical model to shoot for as well as a different method for getting there. Both can be found in the weight room at the SERF (South Eastern Recreational Facility). The hottest women on campus, and also the most physically fit, are found there and they know

the best way to cut fat without resorting to eating disorders: lifting weights. You can read the research studies or you can look at the dozen or so girls who seriously lift weights in our campus gyms and both will agree, cardio and low-calorie, low-fat diets are not the answer. People, and women in particular, get trapped into eating less and spending more time on elliptical machines. When they don’t get results they go with the only thing they think will work––eating less. It is clear where this can lead.

The perfect looking models, male and female, don’t walk around every day looking like they do in photo shoots.

Instead, women should be lifting weights, and I’m not talking about using 2.5 pounds to do 400 bicep curls. Serious weight lifting, dead lifts, lunges, squats, pull ups, will burn more fat off your body than anything else. Sprints make a nice addition, and will help anyone stay cut, but the more muscle your body has the more energy it takes to sustain itself. Muscles are calorically expensive–– you have to feed them. So when women start lifting, they not only get stron-

ger, they can eat more without getting fat. No starving, no tenmile jogs before class. Shooting for the glamour model ideal with no muscle and no fat is not only unrealistic, it’s unattractive. Men can tell the difference between a women who got skinny by dieting and a women who stays fit by lifting weights. Men and women need to stop looking at magazines. The perfect looking models, male and female, don’t walk around every day looking like they do in photo shoots. They lift weights and then cut weight, especially water weight, before the pictures are taken. At the SERF, the best-looking girls and guys are not spending their time on a treadmill. They are lifting, and then they are eating diets higher in protein and fat than their less-fit classmates. I’m hoping to see more women in the weight room this year, not only because it makes the gym more fun, but because it will give women an alternative to extreme diets and eating disorders. Don’t be scared that you will get too big or become unattractive. Most women simply don’t have the testosterone to “get jacked.” Instead you will be able to eat and enjoy a healthy diet, have the energy and strength to lead the life you want, and you will look great. No eating disorder required. Andrew Carpenter is a senior majoring in psychology and communication arts. Please send responses to opinion@dailycardinal.com.


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Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis star in “Extract,” Mike Judge’s new, uninspired train wreck of a film.

‘Extract’ a messy failure By Mark Riechers THE DAILY CARDINAL

In a time when people have to pretend to love their bosses just to make sure they can put food on the table, Mike Judge seemed to think it was a good idea to make a film about how hard it is to be the boss. He called it “Extract,” but maybe it should have been called “Bad Timing.” The film is billed as a spiritual sequel to “Office Space,” Judge’s opus dedicated to the cube-dweller surrounded by morons both above and below him on the managerial food chain. “Extract” examines the life of Joel (Jason Bateman), a factory owner who employs a full battalion of idiots of every flavor, from a garage band wannabe to hicks and yokel housewives. Some critics have called this the return of Michael Bluth, the unflappable, mildly irritated central figure of “Arrested Development” who always insisted on doing right and being the better man. By comparison, Joel is bitter and angry toward his employees, relishing in the idea of selling his com-

pany, retiring and driving away from his unemployed masses in his Beemer. When his crack workforce causes an accident on the production floor that results in an employee nearly losing his balls, the threat of a lawsuit puts his plans of a sale on hold. But rather than focusing on the escalating chaos at the factory, Joel gets wrapped up in a scheme to get his wife to cheat on him so he can cheat guilt-free with the hot new temp and hardened criminal Cindy (Mila Kunis). In true Mike Judge fashion, all of Joel’s plans fail miserably. There are some ok performances on the side to give us a break from the shoddy storytelling—J.K. Simmons delivers as always, this time as a business partner eager to sell the company so he doesn’t have to learn his employees’ names. David Koechner (“Anchorman,” “The Goods”) plays an annoying neighbor who can’t seem to keep his mouth shut. Overall though, these moments are brief and infrequent. Mila Kunis’ Cindy serves as the chaotic element to the story, and acts

as a poor adhesive for the rapidly disintegrating plot as the film spins farther and farther out of the factory and into subplots about gigolos and annoying neighbors. The golden moments that made “Office Space” so relatable are completely removed, replaced instead with the zany scheming that somehow is still dull. The whole affair leaves very little to suspend your disbelief. Between Joel’s selfish quests for cash and ass, you don’t really feel sorry for him the way we did for Michael Bluth. His sudden changes of heart toward the end of the film don’t make matters any better, but instead make us beg for the comparably more logical ending of the factory burning to the ground with all the characters inside. The world of “Extract” is a horrible place that audiences will hope cannot be real. When many of us doubt the world has anyone good and intelligent at times, we don’t need a film to suggest that we might be right. Grade: D

Jay-Z is a hustler. I could cite dozens of his lyrics self-proclaiming such (especially pertinent to this column’s topic, “I’m more Frank Lucas than Ludacris”), but the more music that comes and goes, the more the evidence supports his claims. The divide between commercial and critical success has been growing since the late-’90s and the era of the one-hit wonders. You can argue that there’s always been a divide hiding talented artists from the general public, and you’d be right, but with the global rise of teen pop and names like Duncan Sheik, Lisa Loeb, OMC and Edwin McCain commercially dominating the likes of Beck, Pavement and personal favorite Elliott Smith, the rift became blaring. Accordingly, rap and hiphop fell right in line. Sure, Outkast and Eminem were on the airwaves, but then you were forced to hear Mystikal saying “I came in wit my dick in my hand” on the very next song. Nelly, Sisqo and Ja Rule’s epic sell-out “I’m Real,” seemed to mark a significant shift in gangster rap, but it didn’t truly die as Nas feared a few years ago, it just relocated... to anywhere but the radio. Except for one man. In 2003, The Black Album survived critically and thrived commercially, and it stands as the best embodiment of Jay-Z’s ability to hustle the critics, his peers and the general public. Hyped to be an epic retirement gift to the world and his ultimate ‘fade to black’ (the name of his DVD documenting the making of and celebration of the album, another easy way to hustle the market), it has been played at a large majority of parties since, and has made residence in iPods everywhere. Ironically, it did not signal the end of his rap career, but instead it seems to have marked the last large crossover

success for authentic gangster rap. Since then, even Jay has been polarized. On 2006’s Kingdom Come and the newly leaked Blueprint 3, he leans toward glossy production, dominating hooks and full guest lists he snagged from his 40/40 Club, making more radio-friendly tracks than his old school fans are used to. And on American Gangster, he went old school, letting his lyricism take the lead, which led to no commercial success.

After all, Hova brags more about his ability to hustle than his ability to rap.

Others have had an even harder time capitalizing. The contenders? Kanye West has seen success from all sides and he even got his big break by producing most of Jay-Z’s Blueprint, but I was already having a hard time calling him a true rapper, especially after his foray into pop on 808’s. Lil’ Wayne is a new breed of rapper, and on Tha Carter III, spotting the radio singles is easier to spot than Weezy in a crowd in Madison. And the last two to fall just can’t hang with the potency of The Black Album. T.I.’s King (20 tracks) and Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (39 tracks) each have one song the average person would recognize from commercial play. The Black Album has at the very least three. Although there are phenomenal albums, some arguably better overall, none of them possess the same crossover novelty of The Black Album. After all, Hova brags more about his ability to hustle than his ability to rap. He puts it best when he says, “Hustle cane, hustle clothes or hustle music / But hustle hard in any hustle that you pick.” And considering he may be the last musical artist of any genre to do so, I’d say such boasting is warranted.


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Evil Bird

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Angel Hair Pasta

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Solution, tips and computer program available at www.sudoku.com.

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

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1 Holy terror 5 Utter an expletive 9 Relocation professional 14 100 cents 15 Aware of 16 Too tubby 17 Bookish one 18 Authentic 19 Greek letters 20 All the time 23 Change for a five 24 April 15 org. 25 Actress Barbara ___ Geddes 28 Miner success? 31 Familiar sitcom figure 34 “Till we meet again” 36 Underwater eggs 37 Traditional Indian garment 38 Continuously 42 Female red deer 43 ___- conceived 44 Tasty decoration 45 Fifty percent of nine? 46 Type of car entry 49 Two cents’ worth 50 Hair product 51 Freight weight 53 Nonstop 60 Maid Marian’s man

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1 Panhandle 2 Had misgivings 3 Neck of the woods 4 Asian capital 5 Eye part 6 Apprehensive 7 Getz or Kenton 8 Auctioneer’s cry 9 Composer of “The Magic Flute” 10 Does what one’s told 11 Give a thumbs down to 12 Twin in a perennial bestseller 13 Break in a score 21 Enter, as data 22 More drastic 25 Scrub in the tub 26 Reagan’s attorney general Meese 27 Mortgage securities

29 Whimsical 30 Chit letters 31 Miles of “Birth of the Cool” 32 Sports venue 33 In need of bleach, perhaps 35 Curtain call time 37 Word on wine bottles 39 Knuckle under 40 Trout lure 41 Cord fiber 46 Canine shelter 47 Votes in 48 Wall fixture 50 Pretense 52 Lulu 53 Hand- holders 54 Botanical anchor 55 It’s in the winds 56 It’s sometimes fallen into 57 Improve, as skills 58 Alberta Indian 59 Marx or Benz 63 Prune with an axe

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Badgers survive fourth to capture victory By Justin Dean THE DAILY CARDINAL

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Freshman linebacker Mike Taylor made his first career start Saturday.

For the first three quarters of Saturday’s season opener against Northern Illinois, Wisconsin looked like a team hungry to regain its status as an elite team in the Big Ten. But during the final quarter, the mistakes that doomed the Badgers last season came back to nearly haunt the team again. Luckily, senior safety Chris Maragos knocked away sophomore quarterback Chandler Harnish’s fourth-down pass to preserve a 28-20 victory. Making his debut as a starter, junior quarterback Scott Tolzien started the scoring early with an 80yard strike to senior Isaac Anderson on the Badgers’ first offensive play of the game. Anderson would score the Badgers’ second touchdown as well at the beginning of the second quarter with a 23-yard end-around. The offense looked comfortable under the leadership of Tolzien and freshman quarterback Curt Phillips, and the defense held NIU to only six points and 150 total yards with three quarters of Wisconsin smash mouth football. But in the fourth quarter, missed tackles and costly penalties combined with a successful NIU onside kick allowed the Huskies to get right back

into the game with two touchdowns and a two-point conversion. “I think there [were] a lot of mistakes that we made that we can easily fix,” Maragos said. “So we need to come in and watch the film and figure out how we can not let these things happen again.” Coach Bret Bielema also acknowledged the need to eliminate the fourth quarter miscues, but was satisfied with the overall performance of the team. “I don’t know what people will grade, but 90 to 95 percent of the snaps were very, very positive. But that five to 10 percent that were negative could put us in a situation that we were there in the fourth quarter. Fortunately we were able to win and we will move ourselves forward.” Bielema specifically mentioned the stellar play of sophomore defensive end J.J. Watt and freshman linebacker Mike Taylor, both making their debuts with the defense. Watt, a transfer from Central Michigan, wreaked havoc in Northern Illinois’ backfield throughout the game and made a crucial pass deflection in the third quarter that offset a third down pass interference call. The play helped set up a time-consuming Wisconsin drive that ended with sophomore run-

ning back John Clay leaping over the Huskies’ defensive line for a one-yard touchdown. Watt showed his excitement of being a Badger after the game. “It was pretty wild, obviously running out of the tunnel for the first time it was crazy. Making that first tackle was a lot of fun and having my family here to watch was great.” Watt was not the only defensive standout Saturday for Wisconsin. Taylor helped set the tone early with a tackle for a four-yard loss on Northern Illinois’ first drive of the game. Taylor then wowed the crowd in the second quarter by ripping the ball from the hands of Huskie running back Me’co Brown and holding on for a fumble recovery. “I feel that if you ever get your hands on a ball, then just take it out– it’s something I’ve always done,” Taylor said. Even with the fourth quarter lapse, the defense looked faster and stronger than last year’s unit, and after the game Maragos talked about the potential to improve and the team’s desire to do so. “When we play together and we play passionately and we play aggressively, we have the opportunity to be a pretty good unit.” Maragos said.

Tolzien’s performance proves he’s the right man for the job NICO SAVIDGE savidge nation

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ne of my favorite professors here likes to talk about how, in international politics, style is substance. He says that when global leaders interact, their strategies and appearances can be just as important as what they actually achieve. In Badger football, that idea describes how fans feel in the wake of Saturday’s win over Northern Illinois. What many will take from the game was not Wisconsin’s near collapse in the fourth quarter, but instead a newfound confidence in the team’s

offense, specifically its quarterback. While running backs Zach Brown and John Clay put in solid performances, the play of quarterback Scott Tolzien was even more impressive. Tolzien completed 15 of his 20 attempts, ultimately throwing for 257 yards and an 80-yard touchdown pass. What fans appreciated most about his play, though, was his accuracy. Being able to hit a wide-open Isaac Anderson downfield and simply finding a tight end coming across the middle were two strengths former quarterbacks Dustin Sherer and Allan Evridge never truly possessed. Of course, a home game against Northern Illinois does not provide quite the same challenge as going on the road to face a team like Ohio State.

But accuracy was something neither Sherer nor Evridge had against any foes, and the fact that Tolzien could showcase it Saturday is a good sign. Tolzien’s strong start also helped fans forget about his mistakes later in the game. It was, after all, Tolzien’s fourthquarter interception that helped keep the Huskies in the game. Despite those late mistakes, Tolzien has shown that he deserves the starting role and can lead this offense. Curt Phillips was respectable as a rushing quarterback, but there’s no doubt he is second to Tolzien. For head coach Bret Bielema to keep the two of them as co-starters from now on is foolish, since Tolzien has firmly established himself as the

first string quarterback. There is one Wisconsin starter now, someone who has earned the job and is ready to take control of the team, and to call Phillips a co-starter does not properly define his duties. Phillips’ role on the team is now to come in for one or two series, probably as a rushing quarterback, and help Tolzien run the offense. Playing as a second-string quarterback will give Phillips, a redshirt freshman, time to hone his skills and turn the raw talent he has now into something he can better use in the future. This will be Phillips’ offense one day, but for now it is time to learn under Tolzien. Last season, if a team found a way to stop Wisconsin’s running game

the feeling among fans was “we’re in trouble now.” Without a reliable quarterback to lead the team if the running backs were having a tough day, the Badgers often fell apart. Now, fans have confidence that Tolzien can take control of the offense and lead the team to a win. Despite his mistakes, Tolzien’s accuracy gave fans a reason for confidence they have not had in years. Tolzien’s style was his substance Saturday night. Appearances were just as important as the numbers, and giving a solid performance against Northern Illinois has made many fans much more optimistic about the coming season. Still not convinced about Tolzien? Email Nico at savidgewilki@wisc.edu.


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