Rec center offers athletic opportunities

first_imgThere is no doubt that one of the biggest benefits for a sports fan attending the University of Wisconsin is the level of competition at which the school’s varsity teams compete. It is, with little question, a true joy to go and watch athletes compete at nearly the highest level. Once more, these sports programs facilitate a communal atmosphere that undoubtedly bonds all of the student observers through a shared experience. Yet there is much more to every sports enthusiast than just an interest in observing sports. There also exists the element of participation that is necessary for someone to really immerse themselves in the culture of sports — and fitness as a whole — while on campus. Whether it’s club sports, intramural competition or just staying in shape, the best spots on campus for achieving this immersion is at recreation centers. A staple of colleges around the country, rec centers offer all students the opportunity to compete, socialize and stay in shape all throughout the year. Even when the sub-zero temperatures set in, which they surely will, Madison’s easily accessible rec centers offer a sanctuary for those who crave the physical exertion that only competition through sport or exercise brings. Currently awaiting completion is the brand new Nicholas Recreation Center — “the Nick” — that will be located in the Southeast portion of campus right in-between Ogg, Witte and Sellery residence halls. Scheduled to be finished in early 2020, the incoming residents of Southeast dorms will soon be greeted with the opportunity to utilize the Nick for the first time. As UW moves forward with plans for new Natatorium, Rec Sports hosts listening session with ASMAs the University of Wisconsin moves forward in their plans for a new Natatorium, representatives from Recreational Sports sought the Read…Boasting a grand total of five floors of active space, eight full-size basketball courts, five dedicated fitness studios, 29 swimming lanes and over 30,000 square feet of cardio and strength training space, the Nick will surely be an irreplaceable asset for all those who wish to participate in the many offered student sports programs or who simply want to get fit. For anyone who does not find themselves in Southeast residence halls during the year, there is nothing to fear. The largest current rec center, the Natatorium, is located on Observatory drive. It’s in close proximity to Lakeshore residence halls. It too contains multiple basketball courts, swimming lanes, weight and cardio areas as well as its own dedicated training studios. Though staying in shape is one of the most important things to focus on while dealing with the challenges of college, perhaps even more important is finding a place within the campus community. For those who function well in a competitive environment, rec centers in Madison are the home of building this competitive bond with fellow students. SSFC passes 2020 segregated fee allocation, approves new rules for budget returnsThe Student Services Finance Committee approved the 2020 segregated fee appropriation and new rules for General Student Services Fund budget Read…During an examination of basketball culture at the Shell, the famed rec center located under the imposing shadow of Camp Randall, this idea of forging close bonds through sport clearly revealed itself. UW student Nick Johnston said no matter where the competition comes from, athletes welcome those who wish to join them in their endeavor to forge friendships through sport.“No matter who you play against or with it is still a tight community, what is on the court is different than what is off the court.” For those who wish to continue their competitive habits or strike up new ones, there exists no place better than the rec centers to reap the benefits of sports. Despite one’s time management skills or academic drive, there come times when each and every student will be stressed during the course of the school year. What better way exists to relieve that stress than through the very resources offered by UW’s rec centers? SERF to be renamed the ‘Nick’ in honor of Nicholas familyIn an announcement Tuesday, the University of Wisconsin detailed plans for the construction of the Nicholas Recreation Facility, which will Read…On this very topic, Johnston elaborated on his experience with basketball at the Shell. “It’s natural for humans to have a drive to compete. We come to the Shell to compete and get all that bound up energy out,” he said.This experience is not limited to the basketball community, as any student that wishes to find friendly yet stiff competition amongst their peers will certainly have the opportunity to do so at one of the rec centers in Madison. As a Big Ten school, UW has the resources at its disposable necessary to provide a rewarding athletic experience for all those who are interested in sports and participating in them. All it takes is a short walk to the nearest rec center to discover a world of competition and fitness that is only available within a community of thousands of like-minded students.last_img read more

PH’s Nayre drops out of YOG table tennis; Tio off to strong start in kiteboarding

first_imgBUENOS AIRES—Facing the No. 1 player in the world in a crucial meeting certainly has its downside for Jann Mari Nayre.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Oliva, a bronze medalist in the KL SEA Games, is due to compete in the heats of the 800m freestyle while golfers Yuka Saso, Carl Jano Corpus and fencer Lawrence Everett Tan will also debut today.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The 18-year-old table tennis ace saw his chances vanish after that crushing defeat at the hands of Kolodziejczyk the other day.“That was a crucial match that slipped away,’’ said Nayre, who reached the quarterfinals of the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games and the round of 32 in the Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia.Credited for Nayre’s campaign in the YOG is Korean coach Kwon Mi Sook, who spent her own money to help Nayre in training. It was also Mi Sook who plotted the journey of the late Ian Lariba in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Over at the Olympic Park, swimmer Nicole Oliva missed her chance to move forward to the finals of the women’s 100-meter freestyle following a sixth-place finish in the qualifying heats.Filipino-Norwegian Christian Tio, meanwhile, entered the top six after the first round of action in kiteboarding.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Kanak Jha of the United States shut the door on Nayre in the round of 16 after posting a narrow 13-11, 11-8, 15-13, 11-8, straight-set victory on Monday in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games at the Table Tennis Arena of the Technopolis here.“I have kept the game close and even had the chance to win one or two sets, but his (Jha) experience really proved beneficial for him in the end,’’ said Nayre, the first Filipino paddler to qualify in the Youth Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWhile Nayre bowed out of contention, Jha, ranked No. 1 worldwide in the under-18 category, topped the Group B men’s preliminary round and will keep Nicolas Burgos of Chile company in the next stage.Burgos, despite dropping his opening match against Nayre and losing to Jha, still made it to the round of 16 after sending Austria’s Maciej Kolodziejczyk to his knees. View commentslast_img read more