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By Noah Habenstreit ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
As student leaders from UW Schools convened Wednesday night for an emergency conference call, the mood was somber. Representatives held the unofficial meeting to hear thoughts from each campus on a pro-
posal to drastically restructure the UW System, and no one on the call was there to defend the plan. During the hour-long discussion, every representative who spoke had concerns — and some sounded downright panicked. Above all, representatives were frustrated with the lack of information they’d been given during rollout of the proposal, which
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Under the proposal, UW-Madison would not merge with any twoyear schools, but would take over some UW-Extension operations.
they called “sloppy” and “rushed.” “I think there’s a lot of questions floating around here,” Katy McGarry, UW-Eau Claire’s student body president, observed. “Not a lot of answers.” The proposal, officially announced by UW System leaders Wednesday, would merge the state’s two-year campuses with four-year schools next summer. Each two-year school would become a branch of a nearby four-year institution, rather than remaining a stand-alone college. Under the plan, UW-Madison would not merge with any twoyear schools, but would take over parts of UW-Extension’s operations, including Cooperative Extension and conference centers. The rest of UW-Extension’s functions would fall under UW System administration. UW System President Ray Cross said he aims to officially propose the plan to the Board of Regents in November. The board would have to approve the proposal in order for it to come to fruition. The sweeping change is necessary, the system says, in order to combat declining enrollment and graduation rates at the state’s two-year campuses. Emily Campbell, public information officer for UW-Extension and UW Colleges, said restructuring will “ensure the UW System’s important presence in each community is viable over the long-term.” “There has been a 32 percent decline in the number of full-time equivalent students at UW-Colleges
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place for the last 29 years during LGBTQ+ History Month.
Nearly three decades celebrating LGBTQ+ identities on campus By Channing Smith STAFF WRITER
As Xang Hang walked the halls of his high school, he heard the hush of murmuring gossip. He hadn’t come out to his peers yet, but they were already talking about it. “It was a very small city,” Hang said about his hometown of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. “Growing up, I didn’t know or hear about anyone else who was gay.” But that was five years ago. Hang, now a freshman at UW-Madison, reflected on his coming out story in time for National Coming Out Day. Not only does October host the official National Coming Out Day, but all 31 days are dedicated to LGBTQ+ History Month. This year, the month
also marks UW-Madison’s own LGBT Campus Center’s 25th birthday. The center has planned a full schedule of parties, keynote speakers and other events to celebrate the inclusion of a spectrum of identities and sexualities. “[The month is] framed as a birthday rather than an anniversary, because we wanted it to have a more forward-facing and celebratory feel rather than an archival feel,” said Katherine Charek Briggs, the interim assistant dean and director of the LGBTCC. The U.S. saw its first National Coming Out Day 29 years ago, on Oct. 11, 1988. It marked the anniversary of the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which
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As officials target violence, city sees four gun-related incidents in three days By Adam Maisto STAFF WRITER
Madison police responded to at least four weapons violations across the city within the past three days. The incidents came amid renewed conversations between city officials on how to curb violence in the area. On Sunday, a driver fired several rounds into the air at the intersection of John Nolen Drive and Williamson Street before driving away, according to Madison Police Department Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain. Earlier that day, bystanders reported a downtown food cart employee leaving his cart while brandishing what appeared to be a semi-automatic firearm. One day earlier — Oct. 7 — MPD officers responded to several calls of
shots fired on Madison’s North side, at the intersection of Commercial Avenue and Kedzie Street. And on Oct. 9, shots were reportedly fired on the West side of Madison on Schroeder Road. Minor injuries were reported in the downtown shooting, while no injuries or casualties were found in the other reports. MPD investigations into all four incidents are ongoing. The first of those calls came hours after city officials held a roundtable on its Rapid Response violence prevention initiative. At the roundtable, one deputy mayor described how the city has come to understand the need for prompt, short-term action. “We really wanted to go towards long-term solutions,” said Gloria Reyes, deputy mayor for Public
Safety, Civil Rights and Community Services. “But we realized that we needed to do something right away.” The city has turned to more immediate aid for those involved in shots-fired incidents, Reyes said. Over the summer, the city approved $50,000 in funding for the Nehemiah Community Development Corporation and the Focused Interruption Coalition. Since then, those organizations have been providing access to counseling services and other medical resources for victims and their families. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin commended the efforts of city’s Rapid Response initiative, but said he is dissatisfied with long-term approaches to violence prevention. Among continued funding for the Rapid Response initiative, Soglin’s
2018 budget provides funding for the city’s Department of Public Health to hire two new employees whose task will be to devise a data-driven crime prevention strategy.
The budget is currently under review by the city’s Finance Committee. The Common Council will meet twice before voting on the budget Nov. 13.
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Madison gun violations spiked the second week of October. One incident involved what appeared to be a semi-automatic rifle.
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Soglin under fire for decision to remove Confederate plaque By Ellie Borstad STAFF WRITER
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Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, was one of two legislators who spoke out against a permitless carry bill at the Capitol Wednesday night.
Students rally against gun bill after Las Vegas shooting By Megan Finkbeiner STAFF WRITER
Following four gun-related incidents throughout Madison in the last week, a campus protest of concealed carry on Tuesday and a mass shooting in Las Vegas Oct. 1, legislators and student leaders gathered at the Capitol to voice opposition to a proposed permitless carry bill. The speakers voiced opposition to the proposed Senate Bill 169, which would allow for permitless carry of weapons in Wisconsin. Opponents of the bill say it could also pave the way for campus carry, which would allow weapons to be carried on the UW-Madison campus. On a chilly Wednesday night, fewer than 20 people were in attendance for the rally, but that didn’t stop speakers from voicing fiery resistance to the bill. State Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, spoke about the effects of allowing concealed weapons on campus, and the role they could play in the education of students. “You cannot learn if you are worried that the student sitting next to you may have a gun,” Taylor said. Several of the speakers, includ-
system from page 1 since 2010,” Campbell said. “This and the relatively flat to declining projected high school graduation rate projections ... need to be comprehensively addressed.” But student leaders from across the state are skeptical that restructuring the UW System so drastically is the way the address the problem. And they aren’t willing to get on board with the proposal when so few of their concerns have been addressed. Tiffany Yang, the student body president of UW-Fox Valley — a twoyear school that would be merged into UW-Oshkosh under the proposal — said she’s “not really sure this is a solution to increase enrollment throughout the UW System.” She added that the details of the plan are so unclear, she doesn’t know yet whether two-year campuses would retain their unique character. “Are we going to be considered UW-Oshkosh now, or are we still UW-Fox Valley?” Yang asked. Other student representatives had a host of questions and concerns: Jacob Schimmel of UW-La
ing Reverend Jerry Hancock, mentioned the Las Vegas shooting. Hancock, who called the bill “insulting,” spoke out against the National Rifle Association, accusing them of increasing violence in America by “encouraging the use of guns where they were never meant to be used.” “It’s cruel to bring this bill to a vote when the country is still reeling from another mass shooting,” Hancock said. “In Wisconsin, we know that guns belong at hunting camps, not at Camp Randall.” Among the speakers at the rally were three UW student advocates: Katherine Kerwin, Kelly Ward and Jordan Madden. Kerwin, a campus organizer and the Legislative Affairs Committee chair for Associated Students of Madison, spoke out about her experience with the fight against campus carry and gun violence on campus. “I have seen what students, I have seen what parents, and I have seen what Wisconsin residents feel and what they think about campus carry and insensible gun legislation,” Kerwin said. “People are angry. I’m here to remind you that we are in the majority.”
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin joined many other local leaders across the U.S. when he ordered the removal of Confederate monuments following the racially charged events in Charlottesville in August. But some city officials are questioning if perhaps Soglin’s actions were too hasty. Soglin directed Parks Superintendent Eric Knepp to remove a Confederate memorial plaque from Forest Hill Cemetery, located in Madison’s near west side, and it was gone by Aug. 17. City officials raised concerns in the following weeks that questioned whether Soglin had the legal authority to make this decision. David Wallner, chair of the Board of Park Commissioners, and Stuart Levitan, chair of the Landmarks Commission, con-
to remove the larger monument as well. “The Confederacy’s legacy will be with us, whether we memorialize it in marble or not,” Soglin said in the statement. “We are acknowledging there is a difference between remembrance of history and reverence of it.” According to the Capital Times, Soglin introduced a resolution in late August that called for a joint meeting between three city commissions to get input from community members on the issue, before recommending a course of action to the city council. The joint meeting will likely take place sometime in November. Possible options for the monuments include removing them, changing their messages or adding an additional monument that recognizes the Confederacy was on the wrong side of history.
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In the aftermath of racially charged marches in Charlottesville, Va., Madison Mayor Paul Soglin chose to remove Confederate statues from Forest Hill Cemetery, located on the near west side.
coming from page 1 Crosse said he is “really uncomfortable” with potential job losses that might come from such a restructuring, UW-Platteville’s Calvin Brice expressed frustration about the lack of student input in the process and leaders from UW-Barron County wondered whether their two-year school would still have its own athletics programs. Maria Berge, the president of the student government at UW-Oshkosh, did say the school’s Chancellor, Andrew Leavitt, assured students that under the proposal, two-year college professors would retain their tenure, and that the system was “not interested in reducing amount of faculty whatsoever.” Schimmel, who had spoken with UW System leaders, attempted to alleviate some of his fellow representatives’ concerns as well; he said Cross told him that colleges’ segregated fees would remain separate even as schools merged, and that the schools would not have to combine into one student government body. Still, Schimmel did not endorse the plan. Like nearly everyone else, he stressed that many questions still need to be answered.
tacted City Attorney Michael May about the issue. May released a formal opinion Sep. 19, in which he concluded “neither the Mayor nor the Parks Superintendent have the legal authority to remove such an item without first getting approval from the Landmarks Commission.” The plaque was located in the cemetery’s “Confederate Rest Area,” which includes the graves of 140 Confederate soldiers who were captured and held at Camp Randall during the Civil War. While a larger monument lists the names of the deceased and those who cared for the area, the smaller, since-removed plaque praised the “valiant” and “unsung heroes” buried there. Soglin defended the removal of the monument in a statement in which he denied that it erases or rewrites history. He said he plans
occurred on the same day one year earlier. “To me, National Coming Out Day is about visibility,” said Gabe Javier, former assistant dean and director of the LGBTCC, and current assistant dean and director of the Multicultural Student Center. “People who have been out for a long time still find empowerment in this day, and people who are thinking about coming out have a chance to see positive role models celebrating their identity. It’s also a chance to remind people that because of continued homophobia and heterosexism, coming out is still a big deal.” Despite the day’s growing observance, many individuals, such as Hang, believe society’s forwardthinking progress has decreased the need for such a holiday. “Coming out isn’t something I see as an expectation of young queer, gay, lesbian or questioning people to do because you never see a straight person come out and say ‘I am a heterosexual and I prefer the people the oppo-
site gender of me,’” Hang said. Hang argued coming out is complex, and assigning it to an arbitrary day seems unfit. “It’s extremely important but at the same time it’s a validation on the history of oppression,” Hang said. Javier agreed that while coming out is a complex process, affirmation is crucial. “Coming out is a process because LGBTQ people are constantly having to negotiate to whom and when to come out,” Javier said. “Coming out is still a big deal and people still need to be affirmed during this process.” Hang came out to his brother first, when he was 12. After that, he slowly opened up to his friends and family. “I first came out as bisexual because it is just easier,” Hang said. “I was like ‘I still kind of like girls, I could get married some day,’ obviously because [same-sex marriage] wasn’t legal back then.” Hang struggled to string together a sentence that captured the intense emotions he left behind in Manitowoc. He decided on the word “hopeless.” Even in these moments of dark-
ness, Hang said he recognized the light at the end of the tunnel. “I always knew there was something else out there, and I knew once I got outside the city, the stigma in school of being gay wasn’t going to stick around,” Hang said. And the stigma didn’t stick. Separating himself from the hardship of his teenage years, Hang developed an identity far beyond his sexuality. “I knew there was more to me than just my sexuality,” Hang said. “I can define myself as a gay man, but I define myself as so many other things that are important to me.” Though Hang’s attitude often brings him to the forefront of change, he insists that one does not have to be marching in protests to push for social justice. “Many of us are ignorant about a lot of things, but rather than staying silent and being influenced by different perceptions of what gay people are like, you yourself should be willing and open-minded enough to at least have a conversation,” Hang said. “Ask someone what it means [to them] to be gay. It’s not a way to just get involved, but it’s a way to educate yourself.”
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Fact of the Day: A single ant can live up to 29 years.
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Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9.
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50 “... a pocket full of ___”
23 “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, ___”
1 Attacks verbally (with “into”)
52 Antique-car starter
24 Any of several kings of
5 Flower near a mill?
53 Similar version
11 “Up, up and away” defunct flier
55 Spoon-bender Geller
25 California wine valley
56 “___ only money!”
26 Broadcasting now
14 At the crest of
57 1970s fashion statement
29 Certain chamber music
15 Beginning with “dynamic” or
62 “What’d I tell you?”
“nuclear” 16 Actor McShane of “Deadwood” 17 Christmas carols may put one in this 19 Cold War aircraft 20 Civil War soldier in gray
63 Field hockey positions
64 Cantina munchie
33 “Believe it or ___!”
65 Make a mistake
34 Absinthe flavor
66 Corporate jet maker
36 Type of servant or engineer
67 “... bad as they ___”
37 Like some steroids
38 “The Thorn Birds,” for one
1 “Let’s go, team!”
39 First lady’s residence?
2 “How was ___ know?”
42 40 days and 40 nights boat
21 Put together, as a model
3 Capitol Hill figure, briefly
43 “Longue” chair
23 Hedgehog mascot of Sega
4 “Guest of honor” at a seance
26 January, in some dates
5 Attack with a dagger
27 Closer to raw, as a steak
6 “___ will be done”
47 Land measurement
28 1986 Oliver Stone movie
7 Furnish with new personnel
48 Batches of grain for the mill
30 Indiana NBA team
8 Having an irregularly
50 Acropolis attractions
31 Beat one’s gums 32 Card game like rummy 35 Residence visited in summer,
gnawed edge 9 Andy’s partner in old radio
51 “For” words 54 Trait determiner
10 In a medium tempo
55 Celestial bear
11 Quality of a singing voice
58 Banquet coffeepot
40 Lazy person’s state
12 Bob Marley backup
59 Abu Dhabi’s federation
41 Flossing-endorsing org.
13 Arouses wrath in
43 Decorative necktie
18 Art ___ (1920s-’30s style)
60 “Cool” target for a yegg?
46 Arrogant attitude
22 Former Portuguese territory
61 Rocker Petty
49 1980s Mideast envoy Philip
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Upcoming October Games: Role-play, plumbers, assassins By Brandon Arbuckle THE DAILY CARDINAL
The fall has always been a great season for new video games, and this year is no exception. Fans of photorealistic racing simulators will be pleased with Microsoft’s “Forza Motorsport 7” (out now) and Sony’s “Gran Turismo Sport” (Oct. 17). Additionally, Bethesda Softworks has a huge month in store, as the publisher is releasing two anticipated sequels with “The Evil Within 2” (Oct. 13) and “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” (Oct. 27). Speaking of sequels, “Middleearth: Shadow of War” (out now) returns to J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy universe after having done so in 2014 with Game of the Year winner “Shadow of Mordor.” Matt Stone and Trey Parker have also finished their much-delayed game, with “South Park: The Fractured But Whole” (a wonderful subtitle of a name) finally coming out on Oct. 17. Every platform has a plethora of new titles being released, making October a month that’s filled with more than just Halloween decorations and midterms. Below, I’ve highlighted three games that deserve your attention — not because they’re necessarily better than what’s been listed, but because critics and your friends alike will be talking about them for quite some time, and who doesn’t like staying in the loop? “Destiny 2” for PC — Oct. 24, also on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One The original “Destiny” was a game lauded for its player connectivity and unlockable loot, but loathed for its grind-style gameplay and repetitive nature. It’s a game many either loved or hated, and the sequel hasn’t exactly neutralized its polarizing reputation: The lorebased Grimoire cards are still tied to an external website rather than the actual game, and one-time shaders mean players must take caution when switching up the color of armor sets. One of the more notable criticisms “Destiny 2” has received is bringing back its $40 Expansion Pass, something the first game was also faulted for. With other shooters like
“Overwatch” and November’s “Star Wars Battlefront 2” pushing free downloadable content, many have been turned off by Activision’s publishing ploys to try and make “Destiny” a 10-year franchise — in this case, by making players pay for content down the stretch when this same content could’ve been in the game at launch. Despite some of the stigma attached to “Destiny,” the series has maintained a faithful fanbase. The community supporting the game is an enormous one, and the series has received commercial success rivalling “Call of Duty” and “Battlefield.” PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users have already been playing “Destiny 2” for weeks, but PC players will soon be able to pick up their own copy of Bungie’s newest shooter and join the discussion. The improved gunplay is made all the better with a mouse and keyboard, while uncapped framerates and 4K resolutions make “Destiny 2” on PC the ideal version for those with a gaming rig. “Assassin’s Creed Origins” — Oct. 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC This once-annualized franchise is returning to store shelves after taking a year off, the first time the series has done so since 2009’s “Assassin’s Creed 2.” What has set this series apart from other open-world titles is its sprawling maps, which use realworld locations rife with historical context. The newest entry is based in Ancient Egypt, where players will encounter famous figures like Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. The longer development cycle has not only helped with making the game more polished, but it’s also given the team at Ubisoft Montreal time to experiment with new concepts and mechanics. Eagle Vision is now replaced with an actual eagle you can control from a top-down view, so rather than having enemies and objectives highlighted in different colors, you must now tag them yourself from above. The revamped combat system features enemy hitboxes and weapon-specific stats, giving “Origins” more precise and calculated battles.
There are also new arenas with bosses and rewards for defeating them, making for an “Assassin’s Creed” that’s taken notes from contemporary action games like “Dark Souls” and “Nioh” (without the punishing difficulty of those two). By taking what’s worked in the past and building upon the franchise’s foundation, “Assassin’s Creed Origins” aims to breathe new life into a 10-year series. “Super Mario Odyssey” — Oct. 27 for Switch The first open-world Mario game since 2002’s “Super Mario Sunshine” on the GameCube, “Super Mario Odyssey” is a return to form for Shigeru Miyamoto’s beloved platformer. With 2017 already being host to the critically acclaimed title “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” Nintendo is looking to release a second Game of the Year contender for the Switch, a console still in its infancy. “Odyssey” includes many unique locations to explore, be it the concrete cityscape of the Metro Kingdom or the eerie forest of the Wooded Kingdom. While most of the game involves 3D platforming, some areas have classic eight-bit side-scrolling segments, giving levels equal doses of nostalgia and modernity. The biggest new mechanic is Cappy, an anthropomorphic hat that teams up with Mario to help stop Bowser from marrying Princess Peach. While the idea of Cappy may sound rudimentary, watching the mechanic in motion introduces us to incredible new ways to navigate the world. You can now control objects and enemies by throwing the hat at them; for example, capturing a Bullet Bill allows you to soar to ledges that couldn’t be reached otherwise. Nintendo has also added the ability to triple-jump and wall-jump, along with being able to customize Mario’s hats and outfits. Couple this with collectible-rich levels and you have an open-world game with legs (and many, many Goombas). If you’re lucky enough to find a Nintendo Switch in stock or already own one, “Super Mario Odyssey” will be an absolute must-have for your collection.
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Several high-profile games are set to release this October, including Super Mario Odyssey.
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“Vandal” spoofs true-crime tropes like dramatic voiceovers.
‘American Vandal’ combines true-crime, mockumentary genres By Monique Scheidler TV COLUMNIST
When I first saw the trailer for “American Vandal,” I felt personally attacked. The show is a parody of the true-crime documentary series genre, following two aspiring filmmakers/high schoolers as they investigate an act of vandalism at their school. As a die-hard fan of anything true-crime, I felt protective of the genre and not ready to watch anything making fun of it. But I bit the bullet and binged the entire series in one sitting. Calling it a parody may not even be correct; instead, it is a love letter to the true-crime genre. The series follows Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) as he and his best friend Sam launch an investigation into a prank — 27 cars belonging to faculty members at their high school were vandalized with penises spray-painted on them. Senior slacker Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro, who’s the real breakthrough star of the series) has been expelled for the act, but claims he’s innocent. Peter and Sam swear to both Dylan and their school to find the truth. The thing that impressed me most about the series is how much they nailed the aesthetic and structure of truecrime shows — especially Netflix’s other series, “Making a Murderer,” and the podcast “Serial.” When I watched the title sequence, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud — the dramatic theme song plays over really gritty pictures of the town and the crime. It’s a great nod to fans of the genre, like a little inside joke. Peter’s voiceover throughout the entire series is both very genre-accurate and hilarious. It’s exactly how you’d expect a dramatic voiceover from a 16-year-old boy to be. He brings us through all these twists and misleading theories that you can expect when watching true
crime. Even the little graphics used within the series itself were exactly like something seen in a documentary series. The creators of the show clearly have done their research. Another smart choice by the creators of the series is the casting. The entire cast is comprised of relatively unknown actors. It gives the show an authentic feeling that just couldn’t have been pulled off by well-known actors. But just because they’re unknown doesn’t mean they aren’t great; I think the cast is what really pulls this parody off. They each give a performance that is so reminiscent of high school, there were times that I actually forgot I was watching a mockumentary. As mentioned before, Jimmy Tatro, who plays the accused student Dylan, really nails the role. He plays Dylan with immaturity and genuine stupidity — you’ll think he’s one of your real Facebook friends. Dylan’s character arc throughout the series adds some layers to him that are actually pretty heartfelt. He seems so guilty — one of his most common pranks involves drawing penises on his Spanish teacher’s whiteboard — but somehow he manages to get the audience to root for him and believe in his innocence. The humor used throughout the show is seemingly pretty stupid — I mean, the entire series is one long penis joke — but they make it so self-aware and smart throughout. They mimic the self-seriousness of the genre in a way that is ridiculous while still really captivating. It showcases how the genre is set up to be addictive — at least, that’s what I’m telling myself — no matter what the “crime” being investigated is. I thought it was a really refreshing parody that left me clicking the next episode to figure out the central question: Who drew all those penises?
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Religous freedom is not an excuse to limit access to birth control ASHLEY OBULJEN opinion columnist
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Trump administration not justified to attack athletes’ decisions to kneel during the national anthem.
Mike Pence’s decision to walkout showcases values of Trump administration JACOB PRICE opinion columnist
nother week of NFL football has been met with another week of political statements. However, week five of the season saw a response from the administration that went beyond the Twitter rampages of the president. Vice President Mike Pence left the matchup between the Colts and 49ers when some players kneeled during the national anthem. Considering that 49ers’ safety Eric Reid was first to accompany then-teammate Colin Kaepernick in the now famous sideline protest, Pence’s premature departure was all but inevitable. The Trump administration’s calculated statement cost taxpayers roughly $250,000 and is a clear base play that highlights the common theme throughout his campaign and administration: a consistent appeal to white American emotion that masks a lack of efficient policy. Mike Pence followed this action with a thread of tweets underscoring the need to stand for the flag. The reality is that being forced to stand for an anthem is the antithesis of the value of freedom that this country allegedly represents. This protest is one that has been done peacefully and respectfully to bring light to the important issue of police brutality and overall systemic inequalities that plague the black community. However it has been manipulated by this administration as one that indicates disdain for “privileged black athletes” for the America that their base knows and loves: white America. The appeal to white America, and, more specifically, racist white America, is further evi-
denced by the administration’s deafening silence following a second white supremacist march in Charlottesville this past week. The same Charlottesville whereTrump saw good people on “both sides” back in August. If Pence and Trump truly believe that “everyone is entitled to their own opinions,” then why do they insist on criticizing a peaceful protest against injustice, yet remain silent following a sequel to a white supremacist rally, when the first one resulted in the death of an American citizen? The answer is quite simple: morality and any common sense of decency have been thrown out the window to preserve the support of racist, white America. Defending the cultural values that Trump’s base holds so dear is the only thing that allows this administration to maintain any support from a fraction of the country’s population. Without these distractions, the colossal failure of this administration would be more infuriating to his supporters. In just the past month, the botched relief efforts in Puerto Rico, now-former Secretary of Health amd Human Services Tom Price’s infatuation with luxurious travel and, of course, yet another failure to repeal and replace Obamacare are glaring indications of incredibly poor governance. Objective failure has been the only predictable outcome throughout the administration, and it has not been slightly mitigated by any notable conservative legislative victories. To salvage this overall incompetence, Trump and his comrades pull stunts to keep their white base happy. Planning a walk-out in the face of a protest for equality, defending confederate statues, repeatedly defending the second amendment and pardoning a fascist sheriff perceived by conserva-
tives to be tough on immigration are all cultural appeasements. These displays indicate Trump’s insecure and insatiable desire to maintain whatever support he currently has. While these attempts may help to prevent a mid-30 percent approval rating from dropping further, it all but ensures that it will not increase. These stunts mask a lack of effective policy, and indicate an overall lack of respect for the intelligence of Trump voters. That Trump supporters are so easily blinded by racism and a disingenuous promotion of guns and quasi-patriotism indicates that they will continue to support an administration incapable of competent governance. Mike Pence’s walkout act last weekend is undoubtedly a base play. However, like base plays before it, it represents the true evil behind President Trump’s administration. They obstruct the transparency of the administration’s incompetence in the eyes of its supporters, preserve Trump’s fragile ego, and incite racial and cultural hostilities. We have gotten so numb to the chaos controlling the country that we have become susceptible to shrugging off these grotesque appeasements. However, they have real, tangible consequences, and must be condemned in the strongest possible terms by anyone who recognizes them for what they truly are. Jacob is a junior majoring in Economics and History with a certificate in environmental studies. Do you think the vice president was justified in leaving the game? Are players justified in kneeling during the national anthem? Please send any questions and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
aving the religous freedom to deprive women of contraceptives is the despicable mindset of the Trump Administration. On Friday, Oct. 6, a roll-back on the contraceptive mandate that was brought up in the Affordable Care Act was introduced. The roll-back allows employers to exclude free-of-charge contraceptives from health care plans due to strong religious objections to the use of birth control. The removal of a mandate that has benefitted millions of women is not about reinstating religious liberty. Rather, it is about controlling women. Health and Human Services officials stated that 99.9 percent of women on birth control won’t be affected by the removal of the Obama-era contraceptive mandate. However, according to an Obama Administration study, an estimated 55 million women have access to contraceptives without payment because of the mandate. This comes at no surprise, for there would be no reason to retract a rule if it would only affect 0.01 percent of a group of people. Thus, it is unclear where the Trump administration’s HHS officials arrived at such a creative percentage point. Of course, the numbers don’t add up, so it is quite possible that the administration’s prediction of the effects of its own actions are about as accurate as Sean Spicer’s statements regarding the size of Trump’s inauguration crowd. Can we trust anything that this administration tells us? We can’t be sure. One thing we can be sure of, however, is that Trump and his followers have no regard for women’s health. With a bunch of white, supposedly Christian men in power, this is to be expected. But the fact is that preventing women from obtaining contraceptives is unethical. For Trump, this is an issue of religious freedom. For the majority of educated Americans, this is an issue of discrimination against women. “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore,” Trump declared several months ago. That’s all fine and dandy, but there comes a point where a push for so called “religious freedom” becomes religious
endorsement. Freedom of religion encompasses freedom from religion, a concept that the religious far-right seems to conveniently forget time and time again. The right to practice a religion does not equate the right to discriminate against a group of individuals on the basis of religion. This has been declared through the justice system, the most recent relevant case being Colorado Courts ordering Masterpiece Cakeshop and its Christian, homophobic owner to provide services to a samesex couple. On another note, Christian individuals are not consistently oppressed in this country. They are not a minority. Their views are in the majority and are shared with many politicians in power. If we seriously want to address religious oppression, we can discuss the challenges that groups such as Muslim-Americans face on a daily basis. This roll-back on the contraceptive mandate is an act against women. It is an attempt to control women. In fact, the entire pro-life movement is an attempt to control women. Being pro-choice is not the equivalent to being pro-abortion. It is about recognizing the fact that a woman’s choice about her body is a very personal decision that one person cannot make for another. It is about realizing that pro-lifers aren’t really pro-life at all - they are pro-birth. If they were really in favor of the life of the fetus, they would care about it after it was born. They would push for required paid maternity leave in the workplace. They would push for guaranteed childcare. And yes, they would push for free contraceptives to avoid any unplanned pregnancy that could lead to an abortion. But, they don’t push for any of these things because they don’t care about the fetus; they care about controlling women. Ashley is a freshman intending to major in journalism. What are your thoughts about the decision to roll-back this contraceptive mandate? Is religion a viable reason to limit access to birth control? Please send any and all of your questions, comments and concerns to email@example.com.
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In recent news, Pepsi is poised to replace Snapple as the official UW-Athletics beverage, beginning in July 2018. At a later press conference it was announced that this change comes as a part of the school’s previously unannounced diversity initiative. This news was a surprise to many UW students, who feel that Pepsi’s commercial with Kendall Jenner earlier this year shows the company’s lack of understanding concerning the current sociopolitical state in the U.S. In response to this, the Daily Cardinal has reached out to UW administrators for answers. One UW-spokesperson, Kyle Lee, responded to Cardinal staffers saying, “While many students may disagree with our
decision, we actually brought on Pepsi as a result of their commercial this past summer. We believe the commercial accurately showcased the power of Pepsi products to bring people together.” He continued, “the commercial clearly showed that a single can of Pepsi has the power to stop protests And if one can of Pepsi can do that, imagine what that means when they’re everywhere on campus!” Cardinal staffers also reached out to the current UW-Madison chancellor, who had this to say: “In light of recent policies that may expel student protesters, we saw fit to introduce Pepsi as our official beverage in order to mitigate the amount of students we may have to remove. Pepsi has assured us that their products do exactly as
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The entrance of the UU after its staff has tirelessly worked to wipe away the memories of last night and make the pavement at least a bit less upchuck-y.
University Ave. is the most puked-upon street in America for seventh straight year By Dylan Anderson THE DAILY CARDINAL
MADISON, WI — Extending on its already record streak, University Avenue in downtown was recognized as the most puked upon street in the US by the Princeton Review for the seventh year in a row. “It’s not the best award we could have won, but it isn’t the worst either,” Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said. “Right?” Not only did the isthmus thoroughfare retain its title, but it did so with record margins. The annual study conducted by Princeton Review found the 600 block set individual and national marks for both frequency and volume of vomit. Experts speculate that the full year of operation from the bar DoubleU is responsible for the uptick in upchucks. “People are constantly throwing up outside our bar,” an anonymous DoubleU manager said. “We are known for having long lines. Unfortunately, many people are puking in line.” Many Madisonians expect State Street to be the most regurgitated upon part of Madison, but that is a common misconception. “State Street is number two,”
Soglin said. “In 2014 it almost passed ‘Uni, but I think more people puke inside the bars there, rather than outside.” Conductors of the annual report, known as “The Spew Review,” noted that most college towns present a challenge. “Columbus, Tempe, Ann Arbor, those places are messy,” reviewer Eric Leftwich said. “But none of those compare to Madison. I considered wearing rain boots after what I saw in 2012.” Soglin estimates that the city’s tight concentration of bars is the culprit rather than the party reputation of the city and nearby University of Wisconsin campus. “If you have the most bars, you’re gonna have the most puke,” Soglin said. “It’s simple math.” The review found nearby Langdon Street to be ninth in hurls per block. The corner of Frances and West Johnson St, outside of The Nitty Gritty bar, was found to have the highest volume of upheaval for any intersection nationwide. The Princeton Review does not conduct studies of vomit in residence halls, and the UW Division of Housing declined to release their records to The Daily Cardinal.
A recent shortage of Pumpkin Spice Sauce has left many Starbucks followers with no last resort. The sauce, along with espresso and milk, comprises Starbucks’ famous signature drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Although it’s only available for a limited time, the drink is insanely popular, particularly with younger generations that plague various social media sites with photos of the cliched beverage that has become a cultural staple. The “PSL” as it is often affectionately nicknamed, spelled the doom of baristas’ blood pressure worldwide when it and its seasonal line of pumpkinthemed terror returned on September 5th. Starting at first as a rumor of sorts, more stores across the Midwest were reportedly “running out” of the sauce. It was thought to be an elaborate hoax at first, devised by Starbucks corporate engineers to boost sales of the drink, but as more and more stores reported shortages of the sauce, panic began to take hold in areas of Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin. It wasn’t until just two weeks ago that Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson addressed the seminational epidemic with an official press release on the company’s Twitter account. In the statement, Johnson declared that the Starbucks factory was working as quickly as it could to provide the quickly growing list of stores with their missing Pumpkin Spice Sauce. The outage continued
to grow outward from the Midwest, now spanning distances that reach from the east coast to Starbucks’ flagship store in downtown Seattle. Over the weekend, riots were reported in various cities across the United States. Stores in both Omaha and St. Louis were surrounded by customers thirsty for their fall fix, chanting “PSL! PSL!” and holding homemade signs expressing their love for the missing drink. Loyal Starbucks patrons are being rushed to emergency rooms everywhere, facing problems such as malnutrition and calcium deficiency. Various events like these have been taking place all over the world and the Pumpkin Spice Scare of 2017 has gone from simply being a shortage to an all-out worldwide phenomenon.
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As reports of anarchy and violence on the streets of cities continue to pour in from all corners of the world, many Americans are asking: Why? Why is such a bland and insignificant thing like an artificially made pumpkinflavored syrup so highly coveted across the world? Pumpkin is literally available for consumption at any time of the year, yet the annual fall rollout is sacred ritual. This reporter and former barista asks, why?
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Diving in with high expectations, Wisconsin swim teams set to open season this weekend By Kelly Ward The Daily Cardinal
After graduating one of the largest senior classes in recent memory, the Wisconsin swimming and diving team is back in 2017-’18 with a new, more versatile look. With an incoming class that includes two national champions, an Olympian and three high-profile transfers, head coach Whitney Hite and his team should have little trouble climbing the ranks of the Big Ten. As a whole, the graduation losses of seven All-Americans sting, but the incoming talent Hite was able to bring to Madison combined with the returning underclassmen makes for a young but scary-good Badger squad. Two new athletes who will make an impact right away are junior Tyler Zelen, a transfer from North Dakota, and M.J. Mao, a freshman from Hawaii. Zelen comes in right away with a sub-20-second 50-yard freestyle and should immediately take over Cannon Clifton’s spot on relays, as well as put up some nice times in the sprints. Mao adds a wrinkle the Badgers haven’t had in a few years: A top-end breaststroke and butterfly talent. As a U.S. Junior National champion in the 100-yard breaststroke, Mao will be essential to both medley relays
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M.J. Mao, a freshman from Hawaii, comes to Madison with a sub-20-sec 50-yard freestyle. and individual events during his first year on campus. In addition to Zelen and Mao, the Badger men add six other athletes with national and international experience, including Qatari Olympian Noah Al-Khulaifi and Israeli
national teamer Ido Haber. Key returners for the men’s team include a large group of sophomores who all narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships last season. Kevin Pomeroy, Cooper Hodge
and Michael Milinovich all improved rapidly over the course of their first season in Madison and look to be veritable threats this year. Senior captains Victor Goicoechea and Ryan Stack are back and ready to pick up right
where they left off, scoring points on both the conference and national level. The women’s team picked up two high-impact junior transfers this year in Katie Coughlin and Sydney Lofquist, both of whom will be relied upon to score right away and fill the holes created by graduation losses. In addition to the transfers, the incoming freshman class adds ten women who have talent in diving, breaststroke and butterfly — all areas that were a little thin for the Badgers last year. One freshman to watch this year is Alex Reddington, a 200-yard butterfly specialist who competes for Great Britain internationally. The Wisconsin women return all but five members of its NCAA Championships team, including captains Cierra Runge, a junior, and Marissa Berg, a senior. Runge, who is looking for redemption after missing the majority of the national meet with an illness, hopes to take back the national title in the 500yard freestyle, which she won in 2015 as a freshman at California. In addition, National-qualifying backstroke threats Jess Unicomb and Beata Nelson also return after successful summers. Wisconsin opens its season on Oct. 13 in Auburn, Ala., with a triangular meet against Auburn and Tennessee.
Former Badger coach Gary Hornibrook learning to respond to failures, looks Andersen leaves Oregon State to improve play against Purdue this weekend By Ben Pickman The Daily Cardinal
Merely four days after the Badgers’ 59-0 Big Ten Championship Game loss to Ohio State in 2014, Gary Andersen announced he was leaving Wisconsin to take the head coaching position at Oregon State. At the time, Andersen cited family as his rationale for leaving Madison, but various media outlets quickly learned that Andersen’s frustration with UW’s high academic standards for athletes was a leading reason for his departure. Andersen went 19-7 in two seasons with the Badgers. And
preview from page 8 “The team defense was very apparent this weekend [against OSU],” said Granato. After this weekend, Granto is confident that the team has potential to score just as much or more than they did last year. “It was great to see our freshman contribute,” Granato said, referring to freshman Tarek Baker’s two big goals from Wisconsin’s opening conference series. Granato also said that he felt it was good for the Badgers to have Big Ten games right away in the season and that it helped
before that, the Utah native spent four seasons at Utah State where he notably led the Aggies to a 11-2 season in 2012. Now after a 1-5 start, Andersen has walked away from yet another coaching job. Monday, Andersen made the unusual choice to free Oregon State from a $12 million buyout. Andersen’s contract ran through 2021 and the Beavers appeared to show some sign of progress last season winning four games. But after a slow start this season, Anderson and the university mutually agreed to part ways thus ending a 7-23, successful tenure in Corvallis. the boys to “jump right in and realize that we’re already in the heat of the season.” The Badgers are travelling to Boston College this Friday and then will play at Merrimack on Saturday. Going into this weekend, there is not much concern for a dip in intensity with a nonconference game. Granato said he is excited for his team to get on the road and focus just on hockey. Granato said he felt the team played well when they were away from the Kohl Center last year and that “it’s important to get off to a good start on the road.”
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Alex Hornibrook is not the same quarterback he was a year ago. While he still has improvements to make, as evidenced by the costly interception he threw last Saturday versus Nebraska, there’s certainly a difference between the nervous redshirt freshman that played last season and the sophomore currently starting for the No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers (2-0 Big Ten, 5-0 overall). “He’s a little quicker with his reads,” said senior tight end Troy Fumagalli. “You can tell him progressing through some reads that he wouldn’t make last year pretty quick.” Hornibrook’s supporting cast has surely been key to his steady improvement, with the emergence of true freshman running back Jonathan Taylor providing a spark to the offense. Hornibrook’s wide receivers have aided his growth too, with sophomores Quintez Cephus and A.J. Taylor begining to play more significant roles. But amidst the bevy of faces beginning to contribute more to the Badgers, Hornibrook’s most trusted target is his oldest one. “He’s just a guy that you know is gonna compete for the
ball and come down with it if it’s a 50-50 ball,” Hornibrook said of Fumagalli. “To be able to go to a guy like that, when you’re in trouble especially, it helps a lot.” Since the start of last season, Fumagalli, the Aurora, Ill., native has posted over 60 catches and nearly 900 receiving yards, proving to be an extremely reliable target for his quarterback. Hornibrook may be more mature and experienced now, but every quarterback needs a safety net. That role continues to be owned by Fumagalli, who has 75 yards and two touchdowns on third downs this season. “It’s very important,” Fumagalli said. “It could turn a sack into a gain of three, or a gain of four, keep the drive alive. It’s huge – just always being open, always being someone he can trust in the back of his mind.” Hornibrook has needed the help of his teammates recently, as he’s started the Badgers’ slate of conference games with two touchdowns and three interceptions. His performance against Nebraska was probably his least impactful of the season, as he completed just nine pass attempts and for a season-low 113 yards. Still, the Badgers won by 21
points, and Hornibrook’s woes were offset by stellar performances elsewhere on the field. “Some things weren’t going too great in the first half,” Hornibrook said. “And in the second half, obviously, the O-line and running backs kinda blew the doors off, and kinda just took over after that.” Hornibrook has a chance to amend his past mistakes this weekend, when he’ll face a Purdue (3-2, 1-1) team that allows 223.8 pass yards per game. In reality, though, Hornibrook won’t be expected to blow the doors off of Camp Randall Stadium, no matter how porous the Boilermakers’ defense proves to be. Rather, he’ll be asked to manage the game as he leads a team of players — running backs, wide receivers, tight ends and even defenders — who make his job significantly easier. That type of balance is what allowed Hornibrook to shrug off his performance versus the Cornhuskers and start focusing on this week’s matchup. “On the flight we watched it [film of the game[, talked to coach ...the next day we watched it again, talked about some things,” Hornibrook said. “And then it was on to Purdue.”
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UW cross country readies for home event By Jacqueline Damrow The daily cardinal
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D.J. Wilson scored 17 points and shot 73 percent from the field in Michigan’s Big Ten Championship game victory over Wisconsin last March.
Former Badger rivals return to Madison, relive college battles By Jake Nisse The Daily Cardinal
As he went through drills and joked around with his teammates early Tuesday afternoon at the Nicholas Johnson Pavilion, D.J. Wilson seemed at home. Sure, there was learning for him to do, as is the case with all NBA rookies, but the firstyear Milwaukee Bucks forward
looked relatively integrated into his new team when they practiced at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. You’d never be able to tell he was playing in enemy territory. “We got the best of them when it counted at the end of the tournament,” said Wilson, who led Michigan to a Big Ten Championship over Wisconsin
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Malcolm Brogdon’s University of Virginia teams played a similar style of basketball to the University of Wisconsin.
last season. “So I don’t have any hard feelings.” Practicing on the same hardwood as the Badgers, Wilson was reminded of the gritty conference battles he used to play against Wisconsin. The Wolverines bested the Badgers in two of team’s three games last season, and while there is surely no love lost between the two sides, there’s undoubtedly a mutual respect for the smart, fundamentally sound style that each team tries to play. “We just knew it was always gonna be a battle,” Wilson said. “They’re a team that always seem like they never make mistakes, they never commit fouls, never get into foul trouble. And they always stay on their P’s and Q’s. So we knew when we played them we had to limit our mistakes, our turnovers, and execute on both cylinders and both ends in order to beat them.” But while Wilson is now at the pro level, he still takes much of his Big Ten basketball education to heart. The conference is known for its emphasis on defense and physicality — and its slow pace as well — and Wilson believes those two tenets of the conference have smoothed his transition to the NBA. “It’s an adjustment,” Wilson said. “But it’s not as big as an adjustment.” Wilson also mentioned the different ways certain conferences officiate games, recall-
ing a contest last season versus UCLA that featured “a lot of tick-tack and hand check fouls” from Pac 12 referees. But Wilson isn’t the only Bucks’ player who developed a defensive pedigree in college. Second-year guard Malcolm Brogdon, who was named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year for the 2016-’17 season, formerly played on a Virginia team whose style of play often drew comparison to the Badgers. “It taught you to be in a stance for an entire shot clock possession, and how to always be ready,” Brogdon said of his college experience. “How to not be reacting to the offense but be anticipating, and learning how to guard your own man in your alley.” As Brogdon looks to improve upon his stellar rookie campaign, Wilson will continue adjusting to playing at a new, harder level. Given the price that the Bucks paid to get him — the 17th overall pick — they clearly have faith that he is up to the challenge. “There’s really no nights off,” Wilson said. “You have 82 games against the best players in the world.” There’s no real telling how he’ll fare, but as Wilson practiced in a room adorned with posters of the very players he considered rivals just a year ago, the message was clear. The Big Ten wasn’t a bad stop on his journey.
Taylor named Big Ten Offensive and Freshman Player of the Week Weeks before Wisconsin’s first game of the season, freshman running back Jonathan Taylor was buried on the Badgers’ running back depth chart. Flash-forward to week six of the college football season and Taylor has won Big Ten
Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week honors for the second time this season after rushing for 249 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries against Nebraska on Saturday. The Salem, N.J. native has
rushed for nearly 800 yards and nine touchdowns on 97 carries and is currently ranked fourth nationally in rushing yards per game at 153.4. He is one of just two running backs in Power Five conferences to have multiple
200-yard rushing performances this season. And he is one of just two Wisconsin freshman, Ron Dayne being the other, to run for more than 200 yards in multiple games in a season. By Ben Pickman
Monday afternoon, various Wisconsin head coaches discussed how important the week ahead was for their respective teams. Cross Country: Both the Men’s and Women’s cross country teams were successful at the Greater Louisville Classic on September 30th. Sophomore Oliver Hare lead the men’s team to an eighth place finish, and was named the Big Ten Cross Country Athlete of the Week. On the women’s side, three athletes finished in the top twenty at the Louisville Classic, helping the Badgers earn a second place finish to a very good Boise State team. Redshirt sophomore Amy Davis finished in 11th place overall, with senior Sarah Disanza following right behind finishing in 12th place. Sophomore Alicia Monson also finished strong at 20th place overall. The Badgers are excited to host the ninth annual Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational this Friday at the Zimmer Championship Course. Twenty of the top thirty men’s cross country teams in the nation will be competing, including top ranked Northern Arizona. Eighteen of the top thirty women’s teams will also be in attendance this Friday. The course, which is in great shape for this weekend, will also host the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships. The Badgers are enthusiastic going into this weekend, especially the women’s team. Amy Davis is expected to finish well, along with a few of her teammates. At Monday’s press conference, director of cross country and track and field, Mick Byrne said, “the exciting thing about our women’s team right now is that we’re really deep.” The men’s team, however, is “hobbling a little bit into the meet this weekend,” said Byrne. With the questionable status of senior Morgan McDonald, the rest of the team will be challenged to step up. Men’s Hockey: The Wisconsin men’s hockey team opened Big Ten play this weekend as they took on Ohio State. The Badgers fell to the Buckeyes 2-3 on Friday night, but came back and clinched a victory Saturday night and beat the Buckeyes 3-2. At Monday’s Press Conference, Granato said that he felt it was a “solid weekend” for his team. As it was only the second and third games of the season, Granato said, “There are some things we wish we could have done better, but that is part of growing as a team.” Defensively, the Badgers held the Buckeyes to 42 shots this weekend. Granato explained the difference between this year and last year is that the players simply are more comfortable.
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