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<br /> THE OFFICIAL ONLINE MAGAZINE OF WISCONSIN ATHLETICS<br /> A P R I L 5 , 2 0 1 1 • VOL. 1 NO. 19<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, Greg Dixon,<br /> Bob Campbell<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 /> The great outdoors<br /> The Badgers wrapped up their second week of<br /> spring practice in<a title="Varsity - April 5, 2011 page 1" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/1c674066?page=1"> THE OFFICIAL ONLINE MAGAZINE OF WISCONSIN ATHLETI</a> <a title="Varsity - April 5, 2011 page 2" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/1c674066?page=2"> Varsity is published weekly by: Wisconsin Athleti</a> <a title="Varsity - April 5, 2011 page 3" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/1c674066?page=3"> IN THIS ISSUE Page 4 </a> <a title="Varsity - April 5, 2011 page 4" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/1c674066?page=4"> PAGE 4 WITH MIKE LUCAS With wedding bells on the</a> <a title="Varsity - April 5, 2011 page 5" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/1c674066?page=5"> WE'RE HOLDING THE BEST SEATS FOR YOU </a> <a title="Varsity - April 5, 2011 page 6" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/1c674066?page=6"> BEHIND THE DESK BY DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS BARRY AL</a> <a title="Varsity - April 5, 2011 page 7" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/1c674066?page=7"> </a> <a title="Varsity - April 5, 2011 page 8" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/1c674066?page=8"> STEP UP TO THE MIKE WITH MIKE LUCAS Each week, M</a> <a title="Varsity - April 5, 2011 page 9" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/1c674066?page=9"> The word FREE is exciting. 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