A pair of brothers-in-folkery fill a rented room with the voices of two guitars and harmonized melancholy. They trade off everything from blues fills and descending scales to tales of “Pigeon Town” and the least hated of the least favorite sons, doing so with tiny embellishments found beyond the walls of that rented room. This is Voices in a Rented Room, the debut album by Americana troubadours Donovan Quinn and Ben Chasny under their new project New Bums.
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Writing this column is tricky business. I tend to be of the persuasion that the more you push the envelope the funnier things become. That said, we live in an age where almost everything we ever do is permanently documented online, and thus able to come back and haunt us.
Spring will be in the air at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday as the Wisconsin football team officially takes the field for the first time in 2010 for the annual Cardinal and White scrimmage. Nearly five weeks have passed since the Badgers opened their spring practice sessions, and suffice it to say, the players have been chomping at the bit to give fans a sneak preview of a team expected to contend for a Big Ten title and Rose Bowl berth in the 2010 season.
With the eyes of Wisconsin sports fans fixated on this weekend's NCAA basketball tournament and WCHA playoffs, senior quarterback Scott Tolzien and the Wisconsin football team quietly began their spring practices this week.
It was a case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this weekend for the Wisconsin men's hockey team, which rebounded from one of its worst efforts of the season to salvage a series split with No. 4 St. Cloud State.
Powerful running from sophomore running back John Clay and a physical four-quarter defensive effort propelled Wisconsin to a 51-10 blowout victory in its regular season finale Saturday against Hawaii.
Even as a captain and leader of the Wisconsin football team, senior defensive back Chris Maragos still knows when to follow.
The sense of urgency among Wisconsin football players heading into last week's game against Michigan has not worn off quite yet, as the Badgers prepare to travel to Evanston, Ill., Saturday to take on Northwestern.
As the game clock hit zero to end Wisconsin's 45-24 rout of Michigan Saturday, senior defensive end O'Brien Schofield could finally breathe a sigh of relief and celebrate the victory.
A little over a year ago in Ann Arbor, Michigan overcame a 19-point halftime deficit to beat then-undefeated Wisconsin, and kick-started a four-game losing streak that sent the Badgers' season into a tailspin. On Saturday, Wisconsin looks to return the favor.
Wisconsin wide receiver Kraig Appleton believes in the power of positive thinking.
For the first four games of the 2009 season, Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien looked like a bona-fide Big Ten star quarterback. For the last three, however, Tolzien has looked the part of a first-year starting quarterback facing elite competition for the first time in his college career.
Wisconsin running backs John Clay and Montee Ball have much in common when it comes to their high school careers.
Talk to anyone from Platteville High School, and they'll say that sophomore Louis Nzegwu is one beast of a running back. But who, Badger fans may ask, is Louis Nzegwu? Isn't John Clay the Badgers' beast of a running back?
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Points off of turnovers have been a key cog in Wisconsin's formula for success this season. But in Saturday's 31-13 shellacking at the hands of Ohio State, it was their bane.
Slaying a giant is never easy, especially when that giant is cheered on by 103,000 rabid fans screaming for the demise of their intimidated opponent. That is the challenge Wisconsin faces Saturday as it travels to the vociferous Ohio Stadium with hopes of taking down the No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes.
It wasn't too long ago when the Badgers played by the maxim that they would run the ball down their opponent's throat because they knew they couldn't be stopped, and opposing defenses knew their chances of stopping Wisconsin were slim.