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<br /> THE OFFICIAL ONLINE MAGAZINE OF WISCONSIN ATHLETICS<br /> M A R C H 2 9 , 2 0 1 1 • VOL. 1 NO. 18<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 /> Allison Metcalf, Diane Nordstrom<br /> Photography<br /> David Stluka, Greg Anderson, Greg Dixon<br /> Bob Campbell, Walt Middleton, Pam Ruschell<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 /> IN THIS ISSUE<br /> Page 4 <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 1" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=1"> THE OFFICIAL ONLINE MAGAZINE OF WISCONSIN ATHLETI</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 2" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=2"> Varsity is published weekly by: Wisconsin Athleti</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 3" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=3"> IN THIS ISSUE Page 4 </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 4" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=4"> PAGE 4 WITH MIKE LUCAS With All-American Taylor </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 5" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=5"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 6" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=6"> STEP UP TO THE MIKE WITH MIKE LUCAS Each week, M</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 7" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=7"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 8" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=8"> Badgering... BROOKE AMMERMAN Junior Brooke Ammer</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 9" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=9"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 10" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=10"> BY THE NUMBERS 24 Football | Though the Badgers </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 11" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=11"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 12" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=12"> ’ Ask The Badgers Question of the W</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 13" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=13"> 36 MPG* 2011 CHEVY CRUZE Cruze is filled with per</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 14" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=14"> This Week in Badger Athletics 5Things to</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 15" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=15"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 16" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=16"> Wednesday, March 30 • Softball vs. Illinois-Chica</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 17" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=17"> WOMEN’S ROWING • This Week: The 10th-ranked Badge</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 18" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=18"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 19" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=19"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 20" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=20"> MEN’S BASKETBALL | LOOKING AHEAD TO 2011-12 PASSI</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 21" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=21"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 22" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=22"> “To advance a couple of rounds and get those </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 23" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=23"> physical moving forward. Ryan has also seen m</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 24" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=24"> juring his knee in the Big Ten tournament, the ir</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 25" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=25"> WE'RE HOLDING THE BEST SEATS FOR YOU </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 26" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=26"> One for the books: Looking at a record-setting se</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 27" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=27"> 81.8 percent at the free throw line this sea- son</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 28" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=28"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 29" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=29"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 30" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=30"> SPRING BALL | 2011 A NEW BE Badgers begin process</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 31" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=31"> GINNING ilding foundation for the fall LUCAS cl</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 32" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=32"> “The older guys expect you to follow their </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 33" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=33"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 34" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=34"> and physically exhausted, you find out who’s goin</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 35" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=35"> up there, too.’ “That’s just something we’ve </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 36" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=36"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 37" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=37"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 38" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=38"> SPRING BALL | 2011 STRENGTH IN NUMBERS Strength </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 39" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=39"> Tailback Montee Ball has trimmed down to 213 poun</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 40" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=40"> “He has progressively gotten better and bette</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 41" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=41"> group,” Herbert said, “they’re as physically gift</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 42" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=42"> SOFTBALL | HOME-OPENER THURSDAY AT 4 P.M. After </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 43" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=43"> </a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 44" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=44"> The word FREE is exciting. Especially when joined</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 45" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=45"> This Week in Badger History March 29, 1941 Bud’s</a> <a title="Varsity - March 29, 2011 page 46" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/147a28e6?page=46"> Finish doesn’t tell the story of one Sweet season</a>