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Police: UW QB McEvoy in bar, had fake ID on night of attack

Police: UW QB McEvoy in bar, had fake ID on night of attack

A 20-year-old quarterback for the Wisconsin Badgers football team who was attacked downtown last month had a fake ID and was inside a bar shortly before he was attacked, according to a new released report from the Madison police report.

Tanner McEvoy was assaulted near the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and East Dayton Street early on the morning of Sunday, July 21.

McEvoy told police three people assaulted him and stole his wallet, his iPhone 5 and a watch. He admitted to police that inside the wallet, he had a fake South Carolina ID with the name Mike Sawyer on it.

He told police he had been with friends at the Kollege Klub before he was assaulted.

McEvoy was under the age of 21 at the time of the assault. If he had been drinking, McEvoy could face sanctions for violating the UW Athletic Code.

Couple suspected of numerous thefts, burglaries

Couple suspected of numerous thefts, burglaries

A couple arrested Wednesday is suspected in a rash of thefts on the University of Wisconsin campus and throughout the county, according to UW police.

Jamie L. Anderson, 22, of Stoughton and Jason S. Hart, 37, of Madison were arrested on suspicion of fraud, theft and burglary.

Police said the couple used stolen credit cards at businesses throughout Dane County to purchase laptops, cigarettes, movies and food. They would sell, pawn or exchange the goods with a drug dealer to get heroin, according to police.

The couple is believed to be responsible for thefts of computers, purses and wallets.

A security team at Target helped secure surveillance footage to help identify Anderson, who was subsequently taken into custody by UW police.

Police are investigating numerous thefts that they believe are tied to the couple.

Changes coming to Library, State Street malls

Changes coming to Library, State Street malls

Big changes are coming to Library and State Street malls in Downtown Madison.

Thousands of walkers and cyclists regularly use the area at the end of State Street and there's a nearly $3.5 million project being planned.

City leaders hosted a meeting Tuesday night at Tripp Commons to get feedback from residents and to unveil some of the preliminary plans that will likely be funded by city bonds.

One of the proposals includes adding some green space and a water fountain.

Leaders will also discuss alternative ways to organize the food carts in the area to maximize the space.

A series of meetings were hosted and chalk boards were put up throughout the area to get feedback from residents.

Scott Resnick, the alderman of the area, said the area needs the face-lift because it resembles the 1960s and 1970s.

"At this point, many of the utilities need to be replaced. Some are dating back to the 1800s," Resnick said.

Plans announced for old Stadium Bar location

Plans announced for old Stadium Bar location

A Milwaukee-based company announced Tuesday they will collaborate with a Chicago-based firm to develop and construct a new student housing development on the former location of the Stadium Bar.

The Opus Group along with Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, a Chicago-based real estate investment management firm, will build Varsity Quarters, a new student housing development adjacent to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, according to a release.

The housing development will be built at the former site of the Stadium Bar at 1423 Monroe St., according to the release. The six-story private student housing development will include numerous amenities for tenants, including in-unit washers and dryers, parking for cars, bikes and mopeds, a fitness room, study rooms and a social/club room.

Officials said the development will include approximately 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Pick Six: Ben Brust

Pick Six: Ben Brust

Badger basketball star Ben Brust is from Hawthorn Woods, Ill., and last winter cemented his place in Wisconsin Sports history hitting a dramatic 40-foot shot at the end of regulation to force overtime against Michigan at the Kohl Center.

But did you know Ben Brust is a big fan of NASCAR and was a spotter for Brendan Gaughan at the Nationwide Series race at Road America over the summer?

Learn more about Badger guard Ben Brust in our Pick Six feature.

Camp Randall unveils renovations, upgrades

Camp Randall unveils renovations, upgrades

Football season starts in just about a month, and if you're headed to a UW game, you?ll see some pretty big changes at Camp Randall.

As part of an $86 million renovation project, the football team got a state-of-the-art locker room, lounge and weight room for all student athletes.

"Our goal was to be in the upper echelon of the Big Ten and we feel like we definitely accomplished that with these new facilities," said Jason King, associate athletic director.

The locker room is modeled after the Packers and oddly enough, smells amazing.

"It smells good in here. I know it sounds kind of silly, yeah, but we spent a lot of money on ventilation," said King.

It's not just every room that's impressive. Every space has some sort of wow factor, even the hallways.