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The 2017 senior class led a phenomenal era for UW basketball. 
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Mondays with Rasty: 'What-ifs' will remain, but senior class Wisconsin's greatest

To have the greatest four-year stretch in Wisconsin basketball history end the way it did Friday night feels unfairly cruel and yet, almost heartbreakingly appropriate at the same time. The departing senior class of Nigel Hayes, Bronson Koenig, Vitto Brown and Zak Showalter will hold a special place in Badgers fans’ hearts for years to come given the crucial role they played in the program’s success over the last four seasons.


Nigel Hayes became a star while at UW, dazzling on the court while being outspoken about issues in the Madison community. 
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Wednesday word: Prospects must learn to be cautious on social media

There are lots of things that can derail the draft stock of an NFL prospect. A poor combine showing, injury issues, and even small hands on a quarterback are often red flags for team scouts. However, nothing embarrases draft prospects more than social media mishaps, which give players unwanted attention and can send them tumbling down draft boards. The most recent example of this occurred before last year’s NFL Draft, as the Twitter account of Laremy Tunsil posted a video of the offensive tackle smoking out of a bong.


Bronson Koenig went on a shooting tear to seal Wisconsin's victory. 
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Mondays with Rasty: Seniors give Badger fans glimmer of hope, for now

“I feel like we can run the table, I really do,” said Nigel Hayes, maybe. Well perhaps that’s a bit of a stretch, but Badgers fans, coaches and players alike all had to let out a huge collective sigh of relief after Wisconsin’s convincing 66-49 win over Minnesota Sunday. The victory snapped a three-game skid for UW and a brutal stretch of basketball where it had lost five of six.


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Wednesday word: Fans should care more when athletes disrespect media

In December 2016, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman threatened to “ruin the career” of local radio host Jim Moore after he asked the 28-year-old about his conflict with the team’s offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell. While this incident flew largely under the radar in the national media landscape, it has been brought back to light after Sherman denied this incident on a recent ESPN interview.


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Wednesday word: Athlete's controversies must be covered as extensively as their community service

When Kyrie Irving joined the Road Trippin’ With RJ & Channing podcast last week, listeners were likely expecting the point guard to reflect on his season thus far, talk about the upcoming All-Star weekend in New Orleans or possibly just dabble in the X’s and O’s of basketball. However, what those listeners heard, at least for part of Irving’s time on the show, were some unexpected scientific remarks from the 24-year-old. Irving claimed that the Earth is flat. “This is not even a conspiracy theory," Irving said on the podcast.


Nigel Hayes and the Badgers may have finally broken out of their slump in the second half against Maryland Sunday.
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Mondays with Rasty: UW silences doubters but issues remain

At least for the moment, Wisconsin has righted the ship and is back on course toward at least a share of the Big Ten title. Thanks to an emphatic 11-point win over Maryland Sunday afternoon, the Badgers sit tied with Purdue atop the conference standings with only four games left in the regular season.


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Brewers inspire hope for a brighter future with GM hire

By all accounts, 2015 has been an unmitigated failure for the Milwaukee Brewers. With the bitter memory of their September collapse last year fresh on the minds of fans, the Brewers face-planted out the gates to a 5-18 start to the season that immediately quelled any hope of postseason contention this season.


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Bielema, Andersen never realized how nice they had it at UW

Sometimes the grass is actually browner on the other side. This may be the case for the new lawns of former Wisconsin head football coaches Gary Andersen and Bret Bielema. Bielema and his gut left for Arkansas in 2012, while Andersen bolted for Oregon State just two years later. Both moves seemed puzzling at the time, so allow me to explain why staying at Wisconsin would have been the wiser choice.


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Ranking the NFL Draft’s recent 1-2 quarterback combos

If you took a bunch of aliens and showed them a NFL game and asked who the most important player on the field is, odds are that the aliens would point to the quarterback. Heck, even Roger Goodell might be able to figure that one out. This importance has typically led to many of them being drafted with the first pick, and sometimes even both of the first two picks.


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Matt Harvey debacle ugly for everyone involved

It’s September and the New York Mets stand alone atop the NL East standings. It should be a time of excitement for fans as their team seeks its first postseason berth since 2006, but instead the Mets have become the talk of baseball for all the wrong reasons.


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We are First Wave: collaborating to create socially conscious art

On the fifth floor of Lathrop Hall, every new cohort is taught the pride of the phrase that heads this article. Each student shouts in boisterous unison the phrase that welcomed them from across the country. Students proudly hail from cities like Phoenix, Ariz., Brooklyn, N.Y., the Bay Area in California, Chicago, Ill., and, of course, Madison, Wis. They hold dear the cultures they carry together in this room. They are the movement of the hip-hop and urban arts scholarship program First Wave, who speak with poetry, rap, beat, vocal, dance and visual art, and I am blessed to use my talents for this program.


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Athletes, fans and social media hang in delicate balance

In today’s digital society, the relationship between the fan and the athlete has become closer than ever. Social media allows fans to have a more personal relationship with players than ever before. While it’s great to be immersed in the off-the-field lives of our favorite athletes, this increasing connection often does more harm than good.


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