There 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.
Arsenal must be “clever” going forward in how they respond to danger, says Shkodran Mustafi following the Gunners’ 2-2 draw with Manchester United.Unai Emery’s side surrendered their lead twice in quick order against the Red Devils at Old Trafford, missing out on the chance to record a first win at the Theatre of Dreams for 12 years. The north London outfit have been one of the highlights of the Premier League season so far, with Emery injecting a flair absent from the club in their recent seasons under the departed Arsene Wenger.But having been unable to put Jose Mourinho’s beleaguered United to the sword in the way they dispatched Tottenham at the weekend, centre-back Mustafi admitted that Arsenal could show a little more intellect in dealing with counter-attacking threat.“I think the second half of the game up a little bit with both teams trying to win,” the Germany international told BT Sport post-match.“I think that’s where we have to be a little more clever, and a little bit more sensitive to danger and not concede.“At the end of the day, I think we did quite well to come [away with a draw]. Old Trafford is not an easy place to win. We tried everything to take the three points with us home.“You have to see it that we had two big games, Tottenham on the weekend and Man Utd away, and we took four points from [them]. I think we can move on from that.”Mustafi also refused to use Arsenal’s high-intensity derby clash with Spurs as an excuse for their failure to capture victory in Manchester, adding: “They had a game at the weekend too. “I think obviously when you play a derby, you are quite in it and you probably give 120 per cent.“But we are not here today to look for excuses. We could have done better today, we had a lot of opportunities when we were going forward.“I think if we are a little bit lucky, we can get all three points but we have to take that one point. It was important not to lose and we didn’t, and as I said before, now we have to move on from here.”
National team of B&H will meet with the team of Republic of Ireland in the play-offs for Euro, and the Football Association of B&H announced that 2,500 tickets will be ensured for our fans.The first match will be played in Zenica on the 13th of November at 8:45 p.m., and rematch will be played in Dublin on the 16th of November at the same time.Republic of Ireland and B&H have played only one match so far. It was back in May 2012 at the Aviva Stadium when Shane Long was the only who managed to score, and the Irish took a minimal win.(Source: klix.ba/ photo novorijeme)