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<br /> THE OFFICIAL ONLINE MAGAZINE OF WISCONSIN ATHLETICS<br /> A P R I L 1 2 , 2 0 1 1 • VOL. 1 NO. 20<br /> Varsity is published weekly by:<br /> Wisconsin Athletic Communications<br /> Kellner Hall, 1440 Monroe St.,<br /> Madison, WI 53711<br /> Subscribe to Varsity<br /> View All Issues<br /> Director of Athletic Communications<br /> Brian Lucas | Email<br /> Editor - Varsity<br /> Brian Mason | Email<br /> Lead Writer<br /> Mike Lucas | Email<br /> Columnist<br /> Matt Lepay<br /> Contributors<br /> Karl Anderson, Paul Capobianco,<br /> Mandy Hansen, Patrick Herb,<br /> Diane Nordstrom<br /> Photography<br /> David Stluka, Greg Anderson, Bob Campbell,<br /> Paul Capobianco, Brian Mason,<br /> Diane Nordstrom<br /> Problems or Accessibility Issues?<br /> Email: webmaster@UWBadgers.com<br /> © 2011 Board of Regents of the<br /> University of Wisconsin System.<br /> All rights reserved worldwide.<br /> Out of the fog<br /> The Badger men’s rowing team <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 1" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=1"> THE OFFICIAL ONLINE MAGAZINE OF WISCONSIN ATHLETI</a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 2" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=2"> Varsity is published weekly by: Wisconsin Athleti</a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 3" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=3"> IN THIS ISSUE Page 4 </a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 4" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=4"> PAGE 4 WITH MIKE LUCAS From a young age, Kelsey </a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 5" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=5"> </a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 6" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=6"> BEHIND THE DESK BY DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS BARRY AL</a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 7" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=7"> WE'RE HOLDING THE BEST SEATS FOR YOU </a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 8" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=8"> STEP UP TO THE MIKE WITH MIKE LUCAS Each week, M</a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 9" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=9"> </a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 10" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=10"> Badgering... 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April 12, 2011 page 35" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=35"> </a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 36" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=36"> “I just wanted to be with my team,” Massei said. </a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 37" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=37"> </a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 38" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=38"> Still just 19 years old, David Gilbert is looking</a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 39" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=39"> SPRING BALL | 2011 FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE Experi</a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 40" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=40"> group.’’ Entering his third spring practice, </a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 41" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=41"> </a> <a title="Varsity - April 12, 2011 page 42" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/146f4a66?page=42"> </a> <a title="Varsity - 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