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JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer Keep up. Her goal was to keep up with one of the most highly decorated pitchers in UF history in just her freshman year. She did. nalist for Floridas Gatorade Pitcher of the Year and an EA Sports Softball second-team All-American while at Lake Wales High, was brought to Gainesville to support then-senior and No. 1 starter, Stephanie Brombacher. A year before, the Gators suffered without a reliable No. 2 pitcher. Brombacher carried the team to a third straight Womens College World Series, but could not provide coach Tim Walton a title alone. Bringing in Rogers was just supposed to help relieve Brombacher of the stress she held onto in 2010. Instead, Walton ended up splitting starts between Rogers, then a freshman, and Brombacher throughout last season. In this system, Rogers compiled 36 wins, 10 shutouts and 221 strikeouts, all UF freshman records. She got put in some trials last year and pitching in the [Womens bacher said. She knows what its like pitching with the pressure on and she grew a lot her freshman seaBlossoming into the go-to pitcher for Florida in 2012, Rogers has much to look forward to at UF. But the future of the program may be approaching quickly in her rearview mirror. Highly touted recruits, Alyssa Bache and Lauren Haeger, were recruited by Walton to push Florida to new heights. If you bring in players of equal or greater caliber than the players should build competition amongst Bache and Haeger were both nominated for the MaxPreps National Softball Player of the Year award and were named 2011 ESPN Rise Under Armour All-Americans. Hauling in pitchers of their caliber strikingly resembles Rogers coming to the aid of Brombacher and the Gators for the 2011 season. However, having three young capable starters will change Waltons strategy going into this season. And all three will have to compete for time on the mound. Players always ask, Whats it going to take for me to get in the lineup? First, they have to have said. And they have to get it done. I dont care if were playing Long Island or if were playing Alabama, season. Every competitive situation is the exact same, you got to come through. If you cant come through, then your opportunities will be a little less than those that do come Strengthened by the nations topranked recruiting class, according to ESPN Rise, Walton now has an arsenal of pitchers at his disposal. And he said he wont mind giving more playing time to those who deserve it. With the young players, comes expectations of playsaid. So were just going to have to manage those expectations and try to get Alyssa and Lauren into as many sucEven with a potentially strong pitching staff, Walton does not plan to go with a rotation. Instead, he said he wants to lean on Rogers and use Bache and HaeBut Rogers said she expects to see an equal division of time on the mound. I feel like were all going to have equal playing time because were all having a bad day, then Lauren or Alyssa is going to come in and help me out, or if (they) are having a bad day, then were going to be there to help Not since 2006 have the Gators had three or more starters collect at least 10 starts in a season. Walton, who took over as head coach in 2006, has mostly maintained a strong duo of starters, with one usually earning slightly more starts than the other. For the past several years, Brombacher has been the reliable rock that the team leaned on. The change is good for the proing staff is young, but theyre going to get good experience and thats going to help them in the later years. With three of them, theyre all going to get a decent amount of pitching time, which is crucial for them when Last year, being the mentee, Rogers soaked up any advice and tips given to her by Brombacher. Now, with the departure of Brombacher, and Rogers suddenly thrust into a leadership position on a young team, Rogers has tried to pass on Brombachers knowledge to Bache and Haeger. Stephanie helped me out a lot last year, so Im trying to do the And if any sophomore is right for this job, Brombacher believes it is Rogers. I believe she can do it, and hopefully what she learned last year she can help the freshmen learn this Having these freshmen come in is not just a one-way street. Rogers is there to help the youth adjust, while the newcomers are there to push Rogers. Although sharing her starts potentially means Rogers numbers move and is not threatened by having a strong class of pitchers behind her, despite the warnings of Walton. She says help couldnt hurt. Its going to be great this ing through the season, like when Stephanie was hurt, doing it all by Carrying the burden of an entire team took its toll on Rogers while Brombacher was injured last season. She had to pick up the slack of the staff, giving her more innings pitched (265.2) and appearances (55) than any other freshman in UF history. Although both Bache and Haeger have the potential to be the No. 1 starter for a number of schools around the nation, it isnt playing time that motivates them. Instead, its winning. When asked about possibly being discouraged with their current position on the pitching staff this season, Bache and Haeger responded with I have complete faith in our ger said. Were doing what we can to win. Were here to back each other Rogers knows Walton has two potential All-Americans in his back pocket. Breathing down her back. Vying for a start. Whoever performs is going to get the nod. Its a simple philosophy laid out by Walton. A philosophy that Rogers is sure to have had heard at this point. Loud and clear. ting starts with other pitchers and losing your job altogether. In order for Rogers to maintain her balancing act, she must simply perform well when given the call. Rogers said. Obviously they are really good pitchers. So it motivates Rogers cannot coast on last years success to maintain her No. 1 role this year. Instead, she must take the wheel and drive the Gators to the promised land of a national championship behind the strength of her arm. If not, Rogers wont be checking her rearview mirror for very long. Editor Matt Watts Assistant Editor John Boothe Cover Illustration Dana Burke Photos Jim Burgess Alligator Friday, February 10, 2012SOFTBALL PREVIEWHeralded freshmen put pressure on Rogers to performCompletingCirclePhoto courtesy of Jim Burgess / UF CommunicationsFlorida freshman Alyssa Bache, who helped lead her East Lake High softball team to a No. 2 national ranking as a senior, is one of three pitchers vying for playing time in an usually crowded Gators pitching rotation. Alligator File PhotoEntrenched as the No. 1 starter after a stellar freshman season, Gators sophomore pitcher Hannah Rogers (left) said she doesnt mind sharing time this season with highly touted freshmen hurlers Alyssa Bache and Lauren Haeger. The change is good for the program. The pitching staff is young, but theyre going to get good experience and thats going to help them in the later years. With three of them, theyre all going to get a decent amount of pitching time which is crucial for them when in their older years.Stephanie Brombacher Former UF pitcherthe AccoladesHannah Rogers won 36 games last year with an ERA of 1.92. She appeared in 55 games, throwing 10 shutouts and striking out 221 batters. Alyssa Bache led East Lake to a No. 2 national ranking by MaxPreps her senior year. Her sophomore and junior seasons she was voted the Miracle Sports Pitcher of the Year. She captured the Pinellas County and All-Suncoast Pitcher of the Year her Lauren Haeger was named to both the 2011 and 2010 USA Softball Womens Junior National Team. She pitched the 2011 Gold Medal Game, team.

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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 98 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Gainesville Police to get new dogs for K-9 unitThe City Commission gave GPD $15,000 to buy dogs, pg 9. Bison removal from Paynes Prairie underwaySeventy bison will be removed, read the story at alligator.org.Southwest Rec named outstanding sports facilityIt was one of nine college gyms recognized, pg. 3. Florida is trying to offense ahead of a rematch with Tennessee on 76 /50 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 14 Alex Catalano / Alligator Staff Wired Brad Noblitt, of the UF College of Journalism and Communications, looks on as Utility Service of Gainesville workers zip-tie a 144-count video and audio directly from University Athletic Association venues ON CAMPUS JULIA GLUM Alligator Writer Two construction projects replacing pipes buried under UFs campus are almost complete. The sites behind the Hub and restored in the next few weeks. Each project cost about $200,000, said Jeff Bair, project manager at the Architecture and Engineering Department of UFs Both areas underwent construction for steam distribution with steam for utilities including heating and hot water. Bair said problems are not unpipes. Two months ago at the Hub, workers found leaks were blowing 200-degree water out of a pipe that supplies steam power to the building. condition, he said. Workers including contractors tractor Inc. had to cut out and replace pipes. knew the steam line was leaking but not that it was in a similar state. said. and took about two and a half weeks. Soon, workers will put the some dorms and the Student RecWe do our best to make it as he said. English freshman, said she wasnt Construction near Hub, Infirmary to be completed soon TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer The girl was supposed to Airport. ASO held a press conference earlier this week announcing a successful child-sex sting, but that didnt stop Richard D. Jernigan, 30, of Ocala, from pursuing slist hookup. The sherrested Jernigan on a public orders crime and two counts of obscene communication. His mugshot joins those of 21 other men as the dominant images of Operation lice Department. al girl wrote that she was bored Jernigan responded to the ad two nude pictures and a closeup of his face, according to an arrest report. The girl said she was 14, but the two continued to email and text each other. asked in an email. Or working He asked the girl about her Authorities arrest one more in sting TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer At least one of two people charged in the Janof Fort White, and her cousin, Austin M. Jones, state, among other elements, Mann said. After her arrest on Jan. 10, Martin told po-Suspects may face death penalty in murder caseSEE CRIME, PAGE 8 SEE STING, PAGE 8 Jernigan We do our best to make it as least inconvenient as possible.Jeff Bairproject managerArrest total reaches 22

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News Today Subscription Rates: One Semester (Fall or Spring) $18 Summer Semester $10 Two Semesters (Fall or Spring) $35 Full Year (All Semesters) $40The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 106 ISSUE 98 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Why I Believe in God: The Moral Argument for the Existence of God Today, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Ocora at Pugh Hall Come to this free lecture series by UF alumnus Clifford Goldstein. Goldstein is an American author and editor. Kaplan Course auction Today Need to study for the GMAT or LSAT? Project MASCOT is auctioning both Kaplan course packets, starting at $300 each to raise money for an elementary school trip to SeaWorld. Visit facebook. com/projectmascot for more details. Free citizenship preparation classes Today and every Friday, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Millhopper Branch Public Library, 3145 NW 43rd Street Review of U.S. history, government and civics information for the citizenship exam. For more information, call 352-378-9787 or email info@ latinawomensleague.org Orange&Brew Valentines Day is just around the corner. While you let that fact sink in, come laugh at a free improv comedy show. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Beth Schafer Rocking Shabbat! Friday, 7 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. Beth Schafer redefines Jewish music by combining songwriting with sensitivity to liturgy and insight toward text. Schafer won the 2006 American Idol Underground Faith Based competition. Join UF Hillel for this night of music and a free Kosher dinner. Free Tango Classes with UF Tango Club Today, 8 p.m. 308 W University Ave. All-levels classes begin at 8 p.m. Check out facebook. com/groups/uftango for more details. No experience, partners or special shoes required. Theatre Strike Force @ GatorNights Today, 9 p.m.SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY RAIN 76/50 PARTLY CLOUDY 67/45 PARTLY CLOUDY 58/32 PARTLY CLOUDY 70/35 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/50

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffStudents work out in Southwest Recreational Center on Thursday afternoon. The gym was one of nine recognized by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association as an outstanding sports facility. IT WAS ONE OF NINE FACILITIES RECOGNIZED WITH THE AWARD. EMILY MORROWAlligator Staff WriterSouthwest Recreation Centers $16.3 million renovation paid off with an award last month. The gym was named one of nine outstanding sports facilities for 2012 by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. The renovation to Southwest Rec, which added 40,000 square feet to the center, was completed in Aug. 2010. Judges evaluated the facility in seven categories, including architectural design, sustainability, technology and how well it meets its purpose. Lexi Chaput, assistant chair of this years judging committee for NIRSA, said two things that stood out the most about Southwest Rec were its use of technology and the gyms aesthetic features, such as the alligator skin on some interior windows and graphics on the walls. Victoria Waltrip, a 22-year-old biology senior, said she loves the changes that came with the renovation especially those made to the cardio machines, which she uses most often. I really like how everything is very spaced out, she said. You get a great variety. The eight other universities who received the award for athletic facilities included Adelphi University; Ball State University; California State University, Long Beach; Colorado State University; Illinois State University; Morehead State University; Oregon State University; and Vir ginia Commonwealth University.Southwest Rec named outstanding sports facilitySTATE ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterDue to redistricting in Florida, a U.S. representative and a state senator will likely go head-to-head for the congressional seat of the newly drawn district encompassing UF. U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, announced Wednesday he will seek a congressional seat in District 3 instead of District 11 because that is where most of his constituents now live. Stearns will likely run against Florida Sen. Steve Oelrich, R-Cross Creek, for the District 3 congressional seat. Oelrich is a former Alachua for the District 3 congressional seat. Because 70 percent of the population that helped petition to get him on the 2012 ballot now live in District 3, Stearns said in a press release, he felt he understands the needs and concern of its residents. The newly drawn 3rd Congressional District includes most of Alachua County, which is also the only county entirely based in Oelrichs current legislative district. Stearns said the new District 3 includes most of the eight counties he currently represents, as well as his Gainesville and Orange Park Oelrich was unavailable for comment because he was in a legislative session. The newly drawn congressional districts were approved by the Flor ida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate, said Katie Betta, spokeswoman for the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. Gov. Rick Scott will have seven days to approve the new districts, Betta said.US representative, state senator to face off for new districts seat

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4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 CHRISTY HANBYUL NAAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Get Carded campaign aims to give students a chance to be heroes when they get their Gator 1 Cards at Preview. Soon, UF students, faculty and staff may be able to register as organ and tissue donors during Gator 1 registration. Get Carded with Gator 1 is a project of Get Carded, a student-run public relations campaign founded in 2002 that raises organ and tissue donation awareness. Were not begging people to sign up to donate organs, said Ronia Silmi, treasurer of Get Carded. We want to inform people and raise awareness about this issue. People signing up is a bonus. The Get Carded with Gator 1 campaign is still in the planning stages. To get it off the ground, members will begin a petition asking for student support. Eventually, they want to show a organ donor at Preview. Marigold Mikulski, a nursing sophomore, said she signed up to be an organ donor at 16, when she got her drivers license. I think its a good idea because teenagers dont think about the issue fully at the DMV, Mikulski said. But later in college, they have thought about the issue more and its an easy way to sign up.Group promotes organ donationON CAMPUS JAIME SLOANEAlligator Contributing WriterAbout 1,600 students will gather to swap innovative ideas and listen to inspiring 18minute lectures on Saturday at UFs third annual TEDx conference. The conference, which is the largest TEDx event on the eastern seaboard, is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. This years theme is Celebrating Curiosity. TEDxUF is an independently organized zation TED, short for Technology, Enter tainment and Design. TED hosts global conferences centered on sharing ideas worth spreading, according to its website. The conference is free, but reserve tickets are no longer available. TEDxUF curator Ben Erez said videos of the lectures will be posted on the event website following the presentation. Erez asks attendees to think of TEDxUF as a retreat with your smartest friends. The conference will host 12 speakers, ranging from entrepreneurs and journalists to professors and visionaries. All of them will give free presentations lasting fewer than 18 minutes, as dictated by international TED guidelines. Even though its not a paid appearance, speakers have been excited about the opportunity and more than willing to attend, Erez said. They know that a good idea that isnt shared with others isnt worth much.TEDx conference kicks off Saturday They know that a good idea that isnt shared with others isnt worth much.Ben ErezTEDxUF curator

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 ELIZABETH HAMILTON Alligator Contributing Writer Gainesville organizations provide affordable activities on Valentines Day for the penniless, love-struck college student. Swing Dancing Santa Fe College will host a Valentines Day swing dance event Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest campus. The UF Swing Dance club will teach swing dancing at 6 p.m., and the Santa Fe College Big Band will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., said Katey Sands, president of Musicians United and a sax player in the band. For $5, you can dedicate a song to your special someone. Single dancers can win an auction for a date with one of the band members. Tickets are $10 each and will be available online at the SFC Fine Arts website or in the go to the SFC Fine Arts music department. Bowling at the Reitz The Reitz Union Game Room will offer two-for-one bowling on Valentines Day. Bring a date or split the cost of the entry with a friend. Bowling is $2 per student, and shoe rentals are $1. If you decide to play a game of billiards while youre there, it will cost $3 per hour, said Rebecca Kessler, a student assistant in the Game Room. French Film Festival Follow Camille, a woman searching for al French Film Festival plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hippodrome State Theatre. includes English subtitles and deals with social issues women face, said festival organizer Sylvie Blum-Reid, associate professor Sylvie Testud, is the story of a young woman whose boyfriend serves at the front lines of World War I. night with frozen yogurt at Mochi, located one block from the theater. CampusSpecial. com is offering a $1-off printable coupon. Valentines Day Art Show The Sweetwater Print Cooperative will host an exhibit of artist-made Valentines from Tuesday to Feb. 22. Valentines Day artwork will be available for purchase. The event is free. Local organizations spread loveVALENTINE'S DAY EVENTS KELLY PRICE Alligator Contributing Writer For the couple that isnt all about a Carrabbas date or a teddy bear, several UF organizations will put together events for Valentines Day. One group has taken high school candy grams and added a twist. The Gators for Wish Kids club has been selling cookie grams on the Reitz Union Colonnade and will sell them until Tuesday for $3 each, said the clubs president, 21-year-old marketThe grams include a poem, a message and two cookies. Recipients will receive a text to pick up their cookie grams at the Colonnade on Tuesday. A package for family members is also available this year. Club members will table at the Colonnade every weekday until Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students with animals on their minds can attend a vegan meal with Student Animal Alliance. The UF-based group, which includes non-student activists, is holding a Very Vegan Valentine Dinner at the Civic Media Center on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A $5 donation is suggested. be hosting the dinner, according to Civic Media Center coordinator Robbie Czopek, 28. welcoming and all-encompassing said. The idea came from the groups Thanksgiving meal, which he said attracted about 50 people. Music lovers can have Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity brothers serenade any valentine in Gainesville. The $35 package ($45 for non-UF students) includes three songs and a rose, according to the chapters music director and 21-year-old UF music education senior David Santiago. Santiago said he expects about 25 to 30 serenades to be purchased this year. from place to place so we get to spend The proceeds will be given away philanthropic cause. For more information, call 352226-4873. Campus groups to hold dinner, provide serenades

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Do you plan on celebrating Valentines Day during the weekend?133 TOTAL VOTES41% YES 59% NOThursdays question: Have you ever witnessed or been subjected to hazing? Compared to the horrible events of last week, things this week were pretty good. Except for the fact that the always-angry, holier-than-thou Rick Santorum won three states this week, there appears to be a lot of positive national news. This is not to say that everything is peachy, but we take the good news when it comes. break-from-all-of-the-face-palms edition of...Darts & LaurelsFor introducing a bill that we hope will prevent the hope-this-passes LAUREL to the sponsors of H.R. 3676. The bill amends the language of the National Defense In reference to a story we ran Wednesday, we toss a what-a-bunch-of-creepy-perverts DART to the 21 men who were arrested in a child-sex sting. However, we reserved special recognition for the winner of our way-to-not-read-the-news SUPER DART: per vert No. 22, Richard Jernigan. This guy showed up a day after the press conference about the sting operation and still got arrested. Next, we give a now-if-only-this-would-apply-to-theentire-country LAUREL to President Obama, who waived the requirements of No Child Left Behind for Florida and nine other states on Thursday. As much as we hate to keep repeating ourselves, we just have to throw another its-so-ridiculous-its-funny DART at Toni Megna, the UF Student Government Supervisor of Elections. As part of the election code revisions, the supervisor has to give a presentation to the Senate, outlining a contingency plan for the SG elections in case anything goes wrong. Well, according to her presentation, it would be impossible to have secure secondary polling locations. The best part was that she didnt take any questions during her presentation. What a joke. Finally, for respecting the dignity of all human beings, we give a who-would-have-thought-that-this-would-stillbe-going-on-in-2012 LAUREL to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which struck down Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage in California. Those who argue that this ruling thwarts the will of the America. Individual rights do. Have a fun and safe weekend and be sure to check back next week!Assisted suicide not governments businessIts the reason George killed Lennie: He wanted to put Lennie out of his misery before the ranch hands could torture him. Mercy is something were taught, some of us through religion and some through real experience. I was devashis back and was in constant pain. In certain cases, I do think euthanasia for humans is the hard-but-right choice to make. According to a 2007 Gallup Poll, 71 percent of Americans support euthanasia for ter minally ill patients and 27 percent oppose such measures. Those decisions should be left to families; government should play as minor a role as possible in the right to die. Doctor-assisted suicide occurs when a terminally ill patient seeks a physician to grant access to lethal substances that the patient can take on his own. Conversely, euthanasia occurs when the doctor administers the lethal dose to the patient. There may be cases when doctor-assisted suicide or euthanasia is the right choice. If a patient is facing pancreatic cancer, just wilting away, and loses all the happiness of life to constant agony, doctor-assisted death may be a legitimate option. The government ought not to take that option off the table. Christianity is decidedly against assisted suicide. According to a National Catholic Bioethics Center article, Human life is an inviolable gift from God. Our love of God and His creation should cause us to shun any thought of violating this great gift through suicide or euthanasia. The Catholic Churchs position on this issue is nonsensical and I vehemently disagree with it. I own my body. In a free society, you should be able to do whatever you wish with your body. Some may smoke death sticks, but we do not restrict them because cigarettes are deleterious to your health our personal morality or religion. Instead we allow people to make their own decisions consequences, whether they are good or bad. Its not the role of government to protect us from our selves by limiting freedoms. The government should have no authority to deny voluntary consumption of any substances, and doctor-assisted suiIm not saying everyone with cancer should be euthalicit doctors to perform life-ending procedures with the utmost respect. Life is valuable, but is it worth living in a constant state of misery and discontent? On Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court declared a assisted suicide unconstitutional, a victory for right-todie supporters and a possible sign of where the debate is heading. Currently, only three states Washington, Montana and Oregon allow assisted suicide. The scar city of such services has promoted death tourism to regardless of residency, can go for assisted suicide. The right to die is a morbid topic that turns peoples stomachs. The right to life necessitates a right to death. What would life be without death? The entire debate is part of a larger issue: Who decides liberty and who decides morality? The answer to both questions is the same: the individual. Let people do what their hearts desire so long as they dont breach the life, liberty or property of someone else. Chris Ceresa is a math and classics junior at UF. His column appears on Fridays. Chris Ceresaopinions@alligator.org

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Letters to the Editor FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7Thursdays photo was inappropriateI was highly offended by the picture in the Alligator today of the young man arrested for theft. I would appreciate photos to be more informative and less sensational. To publish a picture of a suspect in the middle of a strip search before hes even been proven guilty is in very bad taste. It didnt add anything to the story and violated this 17-year-olds privacy. Please consider taking the photo that is published online down from the site. A Concerned Reader Thursdays photo unnecessary invasion of privacyThe photograph of the young man accused of robbery on the cover of the Alligator is dehumanizing and completely unnecessary. It is a duty and a responsibility of the Alligator to relay the news for the safety and security of our students and for a better understanding of events like these on campus, but to plaster the photograph of an individual, cuffed, in only his underwear, being strip-searched by the police is a gross violation of an individuals rights and privacy. The image frames the accused as a spectacle and as an object to be gawked at. A simple story would have been enough, and I think there needs to be consideration to take the image down. If an image is really necessary, then take a photograph of the cuffs being placed on the suspects wrists or of him being slid into the back of a car. But to have a young man sitting in his boxer shorts with his pants around his ankles as he is being strip-searched is going beyond a strong photo and crossing into the territory of violating an individuals rights. While I am not arguing in defense of his actions, the repercussions of his criminal offense do not include being treated as an animal and photographed as a creature in a zoo without clothes. He, like any other human being, is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law. Following the latter, he should then be treated with due process, but that does not excuse the subjugation of an individual at a very basic human level. I feel, if anything, the photograph should be a commentary on the poor procedure of University Police rather than demonization of this young man. The newspaper has agency and is responsible for running the photograph. A photo is meant to provide insight into the story that is provided alongside it. The image illuminates the glaring faults of UPD in the manner in which this situation was handled. The article itself does not discuss the injustices of the situation; if it did, the photograph would be appropriate. The story paired with the image discusses the crime and only the crime. The image paired, in this case, with this article becomes a violation and a perpetuation of thought processes and ideologies that are misplaced. that regard, the Alligator is responsible. The manner in which you frame media is very important, and I think in this instance, it was framed poorly. Mary-Alison Burger Gainesville resident Americas political parties are infamous for their inability to agree on anything. So when both sides of the political spectrum sue you, youre probably screwed. The right-wing Second Amendment Foundation teamed up with the left-wing First Amendment Foundation to sue the Eastern Washington library system, which covers the Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, for censoring womens gun-owner websites and magazines, according to The Seattle Times. What started as the mere censorship of pornographic malibrary system can go in controlling material children may be exposed to. After blocking pornographic websites, the Eastern Washington library system started regulating the availability of magazines and websites featuring gun usage and drug and alcohol references, according to The Seattle Times. On the other hand, the Seattle Public Library system has been known to allow patrons to watch hard-core pornographic material in its libraries despite the presence of children. Both of these are extremes, but the restriction of information would be a darker reality than the danger of corrupting the youth of America. Dictators realize the value of books many hold book-burnings when a new regime rises to power. In order to suppress the populace, independently leads to the realization that a few remain privileged over the despondency of the many. Thus, educated minds are the bane of a tyrants grasp on power. Despite the fact that we live in a democracy, this remains applicable because the loss of access to different opinions shows changes in political climate. However, the restriction of pornographic material does not endanger society unless the human race forgets how to reproduce. Not so long ago, many books were banned in U.S., including The Canterbury Tales. According to Cornell Law lish law that stated any speech intended to corrupt the minds of those who were open to it could be banned. This allowed for the banning of practically everything. In more recent times, the Supreme Court used the test created by the Burger court in Miller v. California and derived from the Warren court in Roth v. United States. The Supreme Courts ruling asked whether the material could be seen as cally, children. and children will possibly be exposed to such material unless public libraries designate a particular area for adults 18 and older. The library systems should not run on the same principles as the local movie store with access to an R-rated section. However, gun magazines do not count as obscenity. One of the websites the library blocked features photos of women shooting guns who are fully clothed, of every age and not posed or altered in any form to appear sensual. I believe in access to gun websites and the freedom of information for the same reason that I do not think that the Second Amendment should ever be overturned by Congress or the Supreme Court. People should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people. Tony Buhr is a columnist for the Daily Evergreen at Washington State University.Seattle public library systems online censorship going too farUWireTony BuhrUWire

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lice she watched as Jones beat Quandt. She did not say whether she participated. On the evening of Jan. 9, Jones and Martin wore masks and broke into Paul Quandts house at 4854 NW 75th Road, according to an arrest report. Martin used to work for a company that provided home aid for Quandt. She knew he owned a safe. Martin and Jones brought two rolls of tape, a stun gun and a pair of pistols, according to police. When Quandt refused to provide the combination of the safe, he was beaten, shot with the stun gun and bound at the hands with tape. Martin and Jones put Quandts safe into his white 2001 Cadillac DeVille. They stole jewelry, guns, electronics, watches, coins, credit cards, alcohol, medication and other goods, according to the grand jury indictment. After they left, Quandt, a military veteran, loosened the tape with cooking oil, crawled to his motorized scooter and drove next-door, where he alerted a neighbor. Quandt then slipped into a coma and died a week later. GPD caught Jones shortly after midnight when a high-speed chase ended with a threecar crash on Southwest 13th Street. Martin, who drove away from Quandts house in a separate car, turned herself in later that morning after pect. 8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffWrecked Wall ally they agreed to meet Wednesday. The day before, during the press conference, ASO Sgt. Todd Kelly was asked whether going public with the sex sting would curb the departments chances of snagging other child predators. Theres plenty of folks out there that are willing to travel to have sex with a child, unfortunately, Kelly said. Sure enough, Jernigan drove rested him. Throughout Tuesdays press conference, law enforcement offeather. Still, they didnt expect to catch other alleged predators. They were just expecting to prepare cases to submit to a federal prosecutor. After dedicating more than 20 the operation last week, only four predators full-time remain on the detail, Forgey said. They dont predict any more arrests. I imagine thats going to be the last one we get, Forgey said. We dont expect too many other people to be unaware of the operation. STING, from page 1CRIME, from page 1 Jones

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CITY COMMISSION GAVE GPD $15,000 TO BUY DOGS. ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator Writer The commis ALLIGATOR, Alligator File Photo Gainesville Police Department to buy two new dogs for K-9 unitMastrodicasa

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Fridays Link to Pink meet has special meaning for Florida gymnast Mackenzie Caquatto, whose family has battled cancer. See story at alligatorSports.org. Florida-TennesseeAre you worried about a hangover from the UK loss carrying over into Saturdays game? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer As Kentuckys lead swelled in Rupp Arena and Floridas missed shots mounted, Brad Beal could feel the disunity building on the court. His teammates were not just falling behind in a critical Southeastern Conference game on Tuesday, they were also losing touch with one another. You could see it in other guys faces, Beal said. You have guys who are like afraid of missing shots, so they wont take another shot or theyre so worried about the shot not going in that we all forget about the rest of the game on defense and rebounding and getting back in transition. A frequent concern for the three-heavy Gators this season is how they react when their shots arent falling. Along with a 5.7 percent drop in 3-point shooting, UF has been out-rebounded 177176 and is averaging 15.6 turnovers per game With just two days to prepare for a second meeting against Tennessee (12-12, 4-5 SEC) on Saturday at 4 p.m. a team No. 8 Florida (19-5, 7-2 SEC) lost to by 11 points on Jan. 7 coach Billy Donovan is imploring, once again, for his team to have a short memory. We went into the (Kentucky) game with fractured minds, Donovan said. And what I mean by that is nothing to do with adversity or anything else, I think we went in there where each guy wanted to do his part and to play well, and what happened is youre playing the game as a group of individuals. Though Beal said the Gators 41 misses doesnt think the 20-point drubbing UF experienced in Lexington, Ky., will carry over into this weekend. Florida has yet to lose back-toback games this season and is 14-0 in true home games. On an individual level, Beal, a 6-foot-3 from a miserable performance following the Thats our biggest issue: our mental approach to the game, Beal said. Basically, and not being able to move it. Heading into Januarys road trip to Knoxville, Tenn., Beal was mired in a four-game freshman slump that culminated with him sist against Tennessee. Three days later while hosting Georgia, he bounced back by scoring 17 points on 4-of-8 shooting and hauling in 10 rebounds. Beal also had just one giveaway. Yeah, [the Tennessee loss is] in the back of our mind right now, Beal said. Were going to move on, we have to come out more aggressive than we did. Tennessee really put the throttle on us and just really hurt us down UF working on fractured minds UF BEAT AUBURN 70-56 IN THE JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer screamed as she headed to the charity stripe. The redshirt senior forwards threeof the second half. We just came out with energy and intensity, Madu said. We just cant get comfortable. Weve got to keep wanting more. UFs post-halftime offensive onslaught buried Auburn (11-14, 3-9 Southeastern Conference) in a 70-56 Florida (16-8, 6-5) victory Thursday night in the OConnell Center. The Tigers were much more competiand rebounding. However, Florida employed the fullcourt press to great effect against Auburn. The Gators forced 13 Tigers turnovers points off those giveaways en route to a 36-31 halftime lead. Auburns struggles taking care of the ball continued into the second half and proved to be too much to overcome. Auburn had 22 giveaways, leading to 26 Florida points. Its just so rewarding to see a (statistical) column like that have a big number Florida wins third straightBASEBALL BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer Daniel Pigott is looking forward to trackwithout the threat of clanking into a chainlink fence. one of the offseason renovations to McKethan will have an added comfort they have seen in other Southeastern Conference parks for years. But after watching Pigott for three seasons, Gators coach Kevin OSullivan doesnt believe it makes that much of a difference to I dont think its changed his approach, OSullivan said. If it was a brick wall, I think hed probably give it his best effort. These comments arent uncommon for Floridas coach when he talks about Pigott. raised his batting average to .331 from a .268 clip the previous season and stole a teamhigh 15 bases on 19 attempts. After watching Pigott go undrafted in June, OSullivan said he knows how important the senior will be to this seasons national championship aspirations. Hes going to have a big year, and he needs to for us to be as good as we want to be, OSullivan said. Offensively, Pigott could be poised to have his best season yet. When discussing this years batting lineup, Pigott talks about a group of players hardened by experiencing multiple trips to the College World Series. He knows that his own approach has improved by being thrown into an array of big moments, and he sees it in his teammates as well.Gators relying on senior PigottSEE W-HOOPS, P A GE 16 SEE BASEBALL, P A GE 16 SEE HOOPS, P A GE 16OSullivan Gators face rematch with Vols SaturdayPoll ResultsWhat was the biggest reason for No. 8 Floridas loss to No. 1 Kentucky on Tuesday? 69% UKS L E N G T H AND AT H L E TICISM 25% UFS 3-POINT SHOO TING WOES 6% ERVING W ALKERS STRUGGLES68 total votes

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LACROSSE JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator WriterThe Gators lineup did not look like it would have room for newcomers. Florida returned 11 of 12 starters from in the NCAA Tournament in 2011, but the Gators freshmen have found a way to earn minutes on a team with several accomplished upperclassmen. Barry, Shannon Gilroy and defender Sally Jentis are all expected to see significant playing time in Floridas regularseason opener Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C., against North Carolina. Our freshmen, from the moment they stepped on campus, made a name for themselves, Gators coach Amanda OLeary said. Having them through the fall, watching them mature, watching with our team. As the nations third-best recruiting, class according to Inside Lacrosse magwere committing to a young program returning all of its key pieces. However, OLeary assured them the best players would play if they earned it in practice, regardless of class. Were going to play the best players, OLeary said. If they are all freshmen, then they are all freshmen. If they are all seniors, theyre all seniors. Its going to be the 12 people who give us the best opportunities to win lacrosse games. The freshmen made the most of their tion win against England on Jan. 26, as added two. teammates for help adjusting to the speed of the college game and making a seamless transition into the Gators lineup. There is not one person who hasnt While the December transfer of juits entire defense from 2011. That has not prevented Jentis, who started against England, from earning her fair share of playing time. [Jentis is] really quick, OLeary said. She can cover a large amount of space in a short amount of time. She has great instincts, so she can intercept a lot of balls. OLeary said Jentis will also see time Junior attacker Kitty Cullen, who the freshman class provides will make the Gators offense impossible to contain. Theyre going to have to try, but to because each and every single person out there can take it to goal and score.Freshmen earn playing time for season opener against UNC ALLIGATOR, 15 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff OLeary

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in it, coach Amanda Butler said. Even when things dont go our way, effort is always at the top of our list. Lanita Bartley led the Gators with 17 points, marking her fourth consecutive game with doubledigit scoring. Deana Allen and Jaterra Bonds ranked right behind Bartley scor ing-wise, putting up 14 and 12 points, respectively. All but one player scored for UF, which nearly had everyone on the active roster score for a third consecutive game. We all know each other so well in league play, Butler said. It just makes it harder to scout Florida if youre not sure who youve really got to clue in on. The Gators won their third straight game by defeating the Tigers, notching their second consecutive victory by double digits. Florida has not racked up three wins in a row since downing Charleston Southern, Duquesne and Samford in late December. Our seniors are doing a great job of leading and showing how important each one of those moments are, Butler said. Winning the three games in a row is because weve been preparing with a sense of urgency, not just playing with a sense of urgency. Thursdays game marked the sixth conference win for the Gators, putting them above .500 season. Florida is now four games behind Kentucky in the league standIts February, this is where you have to buckle down and everybodys stepping up their game individually and also collectively as a team, Allen said. With all of our favor. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. the stretch, as well. While the Volunteers have added a new player to their roster since the Gators last played them in freshman for ward Jarnell Stokes, who is averaging 8.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, Donovan said the familiarity with Tennessees methodical offense and physical defense will help Florida on Saturday. The Volunteers frontline dominated the Gators in the paint with a 32-20 advantage, while also grabbing four more defensive rebounds. I dont think that going into the game theyre not going to necessarily be ready to play, Donovan said. I dont feel that way. I think theyll come out and theyll battle make corrections from our last game and try to make cor rections from the last time we played Tennessee. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. 16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 David Carr / AlligatorFlorida point guard Lanita Bartley (left) scored a team-high 17 points in Thursdays 70-56 win against Auburn in the OConnell Center. HOOPS, from page 14Vols won frontcourt Bartley leads Gators with 17 points W-HOOPS, from page 14Pigott went on a tear to end the 2011 season. He batted .389 with 16 runs and 10 RBI in Floridas 16 postseason matchups, including a 2-for-4 mark in the victory against Vanderbilt that sent the Gators to He epitomizes everything we look for in a player; OSullivan said. He just kind of does his thing. As a senior, Pigott doesnt jump into leadership bravado as much as others. But he said he has helped adjust to the pressures of playing for No. 1 Florida. Pigott has admitted he was disappointed when he was not drafted in 2011, and now the opportuhas snuck up on him. Everybody tells you it goes by real quick, but then all of a sudden it catches up, he said. So yeah, its kinda crazy. After seeing the SEC for three years, Pigotts preparation for a new opponent in 2012 reverts back to the padded wall. While it gives McKethan Stadium an added look of professionalism, it also gives UF Its got a little more bounce to it, but weve been working on that, Pigott said. By the time the season comes around, well know it like the back of our hand. BASEBALL, from page 14 [Pigott] epitomizes everything we look for in a player.Kevin OSullivanUF coach Butler

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20, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 ELI MARGERAlligator Writer Carleton thriving after transfer from Wake Forest to FloridaMENS GOLF KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Writer Junior undefeated in dual matches this seasonCarleton I dont think that theres any question from a rank ings standpoint, we are Buddy Alexander



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JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer Keep up. Her goal was to keep up with one of the most highly decorated pitchers in UF history in just her freshman year. She did. nalist for Floridas Gatorade Pitcher of the Year and an EA Sports Softball second-team All-American while at Lake Wales High, was brought to Gainesville to support then-senior and No. 1 starter, Stephanie Brombacher. A year before, the Gators suffered without a reliable No. 2 pitcher. Brombacher carried the team to a third straight Womens College World Series, but could not provide coach Tim Walton a title alone. Bringing in Rogers was just supposed to help relieve Brombacher of the stress she held onto in 2010. Instead, Walton ended up splitting starts between Rogers, then a freshman, and Brombacher throughout last season. In this system, Rogers compiled 36 wins, 10 shutouts and 221 strikeouts, all UF freshman records. She got put in some trials last year and pitching in the [Womens bacher said. She knows what its like pitching with the pressure on and she grew a lot her freshman seaBlossoming into the go-to pitcher for Florida in 2012, Rogers has much to look forward to at UF. But the future of the program may be approaching quickly in her rearview mirror. Highly touted recruits, Alyssa Bache and Lauren Haeger, were recruited by Walton to push Florida to new heights. If you bring in players of equal or greater caliber than the players should build competition amongst Bache and Haeger were both nominated for the MaxPreps National Softball Player of the Year award and were named 2011 ESPN Rise Under Armour All-Americans. Hauling in pitchers of their caliber strikingly resembles Rogers coming to the aid of Brombacher and the Gators for the 2011 season. However, having three young capable starters will change Waltons strategy going into this season. And all three will have to compete for time on the mound. Players always ask, Whats it going to take for me to get in the lineup? First, they have to have said. And they have to get it done. I dont care if were playing Long Island or if were playing Alabama, season. Every competitive situation is the exact same, you got to come through. If you cant come through, then your opportunities will be a little less than those that do come Strengthened by the nations topranked recruiting class, according to ESPN Rise, Walton now has an arsenal of pitchers at his disposal. And he said he wont mind giving more playing time to those who deserve it. With the young players, comes expectations of playsaid. So were just going to have to manage those expectations and try to get Alyssa and Lauren into as many sucEven with a potentially strong pitching staff, Walton does not plan to go with a rotation. Instead, he said he wants to lean on Rogers and use Bache and HaeBut Rogers said she expects to see an equal division of time on the mound. I feel like were all going to have equal playing time because were all having a bad day, then Lauren or Alyssa is going to come in and help me out, or if (they) are having a bad day, then were going to be there to help Not since 2006 have the Gators had three or more starters collect at least 10 starts in a season. Walton, who took over as head coach in 2006, has mostly maintained a strong duo of starters, with one usually earning slightly more starts than the other. For the past several years, Brombacher has been the reliable rock that the team leaned on. The change is good for the proing staff is young, but theyre going to get good experience and thats going to help them in the later years. With three of them, theyre all going to get a decent amount of pitching time, which is crucial for them when Last year, being the mentee, Rogers soaked up any advice and tips given to her by Brombacher. Now, with the departure of Brombacher, and Rogers suddenly thrust into a leadership position on a young team, Rogers has tried to pass on Brombachers knowledge to Bache and Haeger. Stephanie helped me out a lot last year, so Im trying to do the And if any sophomore is right for this job, Brombacher believes it is Rogers. I believe she can do it, and hopefully what she learned last year she can help the freshmen learn this Having these freshmen come in is not just a one-way street. Rogers is there to help the youth adjust, while the newcomers are there to push Rogers. Although sharing her starts potentially means Rogers numbers move and is not threatened by having a strong class of pitchers behind her, despite the warnings of Walton. She says help couldnt hurt. Its going to be great this ing through the season, like when Stephanie was hurt, doing it all by Carrying the burden of an entire team took its toll on Rogers while Brombacher was injured last season. She had to pick up the slack of the staff, giving her more innings pitched (265.2) and appearances (55) than any other freshman in UF history. Although both Bache and Haeger have the potential to be the No. 1 starter for a number of schools around the nation, it isnt playing time that motivates them. Instead, its winning. When asked about possibly being discouraged with their current position on the pitching staff this season, Bache and Haeger responded with I have complete faith in our ger said. Were doing what we can to win. Were here to back each other Rogers knows Walton has two potential All-Americans in his back pocket. Breathing down her back. Vying for a start. Whoever performs is going to get the nod. Its a simple philosophy laid out by Walton. A philosophy that Rogers is sure to have had heard at this point. Loud and clear. ting starts with other pitchers and losing your job altogether. In order for Rogers to maintain her balancing act, she must simply perform well when given the call. Rogers said. Obviously they are really good pitchers. So it motivates Rogers cannot coast on last years success to maintain her No. 1 role this year. Instead, she must take the wheel and drive the Gators to the promised land of a national championship behind the strength of her arm. If not, Rogers wont be checking her rearview mirror for very long. Editor Matt Watts Assistant Editor John Boothe Cover Illustration Dana Burke Photos Jim Burgess Alligator Friday, February 10, 2012SOFTBALL PREVIEWHeralded freshmen put pressure on Rogers to performCompletingCirclePhoto courtesy of Jim Burgess / UF CommunicationsFlorida freshman Alyssa Bache, who helped lead her East Lake High softball team to a No. 2 national ranking as a senior, is one of three pitchers vying for playing time in an usually crowded Gators pitching rotation. Alligator File PhotoEntrenched as the No. 1 starter after a stellar freshman season, Gators sophomore pitcher Hannah Rogers (left) said she doesnt mind sharing time this season with highly touted freshmen hurlers Alyssa Bache and Lauren Haeger. The change is good for the program. The pitching staff is young, but theyre going to get good experience and thats going to help them in the later years. With three of them, theyre all going to get a decent amount of pitching time which is crucial for them when in their older years.Stephanie Brombacher Former UF pitcherthe AccoladesHannah Rogers won 36 games last year with an ERA of 1.92. She appeared in 55 games, throwing 10 shutouts and striking out 221 batters. Alyssa Bache led East Lake to a No. 2 national ranking by MaxPreps her senior year. Her sophomore and junior seasons she was voted the Miracle Sports Pitcher of the Year. She captured the Pinellas County and All-Suncoast Pitcher of the Year her Lauren Haeger was named to both the 2011 and 2010 USA Softball Womens Junior National Team. She pitched the 2011 Gold Medal Game, team.

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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 98 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Gainesville Police to get new dogs for K-9 unitThe City Commission gave GPD $15,000 to buy dogs, pg 9. Bison removal from Paynes Prairie underwaySeventy bison will be removed, read the story at alligator.org.Southwest Rec named outstanding sports facilityIt was one of nine college gyms recognized, pg. 3. Florida is trying to offense ahead of a rematch with Tennessee on 76 /50 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 14 Alex Catalano / Alligator Staff Wired Brad Noblitt, of the UF College of Journalism and Communications, looks on as Utility Service of Gainesville workers zip-tie a 144-count video and audio directly from University Athletic Association venues ON CAMPUS JULIA GLUM Alligator Writer Two construction projects replacing pipes buried under UFs campus are almost complete. The sites behind the Hub and restored in the next few weeks. Each project cost about $200,000, said Jeff Bair, project manager at the Architecture and Engineering Department of UFs Both areas underwent construction for steam distribution with steam for utilities including heating and hot water. Bair said problems are not unpipes. Two months ago at the Hub, workers found leaks were blowing 200-degree water out of a pipe that supplies steam power to the building. condition, he said. Workers including contractors tractor Inc. had to cut out and replace pipes. knew the steam line was leaking but not that it was in a similar state. said. and took about two and a half weeks. Soon, workers will put the some dorms and the Student RecWe do our best to make it as he said. English freshman, said she wasnt Construction near Hub, Infirmary to be completed soon TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer The girl was supposed to Airport. ASO held a press conference earlier this week announcing a successful child-sex sting, but that didnt stop Richard D. Jernigan, 30, of Ocala, from pursuing slist hookup. The sherrested Jernigan on a public orders crime and two counts of obscene communication. His mugshot joins those of 21 other men as the dominant images of Operation lice Department. al girl wrote that she was bored Jernigan responded to the ad two nude pictures and a closeup of his face, according to an arrest report. The girl said she was 14, but the two continued to email and text each other. asked in an email. Or working He asked the girl about her Authorities arrest one more in sting TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer At least one of two people charged in the Janof Fort White, and her cousin, Austin M. Jones, state, among other elements, Mann said. After her arrest on Jan. 10, Martin told po-Suspects may face death penalty in murder caseSEE CRIME, PAGE 8 SEE STING, PAGE 8 Jernigan We do our best to make it as least inconvenient as possible.Jeff Bairproject managerArrest total reaches 22

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News Today Subscription Rates: One Semester (Fall or Spring) $18 Summer Semester $10 Two Semesters (Fall or Spring) $35 Full Year (All Semesters) $40The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 106 ISSUE 98 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Why I Believe in God: The Moral Argument for the Existence of God Today, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Ocora at Pugh Hall Come to this free lecture series by UF alumnus Clifford Goldstein. Goldstein is an American author and editor. Kaplan Course auction Today Need to study for the GMAT or LSAT? Project MASCOT is auctioning both Kaplan course packets, starting at $300 each to raise money for an elementary school trip to SeaWorld. Visit facebook. com/projectmascot for more details. Free citizenship preparation classes Today and every Friday, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Millhopper Branch Public Library, 3145 NW 43rd Street Review of U.S. history, government and civics information for the citizenship exam. For more information, call 352-378-9787 or email info@ latinawomensleague.org Orange&Brew Valentines Day is just around the corner. While you let that fact sink in, come laugh at a free improv comedy show. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Beth Schafer Rocking Shabbat! Friday, 7 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. Beth Schafer redefines Jewish music by combining songwriting with sensitivity to liturgy and insight toward text. Schafer won the 2006 American Idol Underground Faith Based competition. Join UF Hillel for this night of music and a free Kosher dinner. Free Tango Classes with UF Tango Club Today, 8 p.m. 308 W University Ave. All-levels classes begin at 8 p.m. Check out facebook. com/groups/uftango for more details. No experience, partners or special shoes required. Theatre Strike Force @ GatorNights Today, 9 p.m.SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAY RAIN 76/50 PARTLY CLOUDY 67/45 PARTLY CLOUDY 58/32 PARTLY CLOUDY 70/35 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/50

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffStudents work out in Southwest Recreational Center on Thursday afternoon. The gym was one of nine recognized by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association as an outstanding sports facility. IT WAS ONE OF NINE FACILITIES RECOGNIZED WITH THE AWARD. EMILY MORROWAlligator Staff WriterSouthwest Recreation Centers $16.3 million renovation paid off with an award last month. The gym was named one of nine outstanding sports facilities for 2012 by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. The renovation to Southwest Rec, which added 40,000 square feet to the center, was completed in Aug. 2010. Judges evaluated the facility in seven categories, including architectural design, sustainability, technology and how well it meets its purpose. Lexi Chaput, assistant chair of this years judging committee for NIRSA, said two things that stood out the most about Southwest Rec were its use of technology and the gyms aesthetic features, such as the alligator skin on some interior windows and graphics on the walls. Victoria Waltrip, a 22-year-old biology senior, said she loves the changes that came with the renovation especially those made to the cardio machines, which she uses most often. I really like how everything is very spaced out, she said. You get a great variety. The eight other universities who received the award for athletic facilities included Adelphi University; Ball State University; California State University, Long Beach; Colorado State University; Illinois State University; Morehead State University; Oregon State University; and Vir ginia Commonwealth University.Southwest Rec named outstanding sports facilitySTATE ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterDue to redistricting in Florida, a U.S. representative and a state senator will likely go head-to-head for the congressional seat of the newly drawn district encompassing UF. U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, announced Wednesday he will seek a congressional seat in District 3 instead of District 11 because that is where most of his constituents now live. Stearns will likely run against Florida Sen. Steve Oelrich, R-Cross Creek, for the District 3 congressional seat. Oelrich is a former Alachua for the District 3 congressional seat. Because 70 percent of the population that helped petition to get him on the 2012 ballot now live in District 3, Stearns said in a press release, he felt he understands the needs and concern of its residents. The newly drawn 3rd Congressional District includes most of Alachua County, which is also the only county entirely based in Oelrichs current legislative district. Stearns said the new District 3 includes most of the eight counties he currently represents, as well as his Gainesville and Orange Park Oelrich was unavailable for comment because he was in a legislative session. The newly drawn congressional districts were approved by the Flor ida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate, said Katie Betta, spokeswoman for the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. Gov. Rick Scott will have seven days to approve the new districts, Betta said.US representative, state senator to face off for new districts seat

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4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 CHRISTY HANBYUL NAAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Get Carded campaign aims to give students a chance to be heroes when they get their Gator 1 Cards at Preview. Soon, UF students, faculty and staff may be able to register as organ and tissue donors during Gator 1 registration. Get Carded with Gator 1 is a project of Get Carded, a student-run public relations campaign founded in 2002 that raises organ and tissue donation awareness. Were not begging people to sign up to donate organs, said Ronia Silmi, treasurer of Get Carded. We want to inform people and raise awareness about this issue. People signing up is a bonus. The Get Carded with Gator 1 campaign is still in the planning stages. To get it off the ground, members will begin a petition asking for student support. Eventually, they want to show a organ donor at Preview. Marigold Mikulski, a nursing sophomore, said she signed up to be an organ donor at 16, when she got her drivers license. I think its a good idea because teenagers dont think about the issue fully at the DMV, Mikulski said. But later in college, they have thought about the issue more and its an easy way to sign up.Group promotes organ donationON CAMPUS JAIME SLOANEAlligator Contributing WriterAbout 1,600 students will gather to swap innovative ideas and listen to inspiring 18minute lectures on Saturday at UFs third annual TEDx conference. The conference, which is the largest TEDx event on the eastern seaboard, is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. This years theme is Celebrating Curiosity. TEDxUF is an independently organized zation TED, short for Technology, Enter tainment and Design. TED hosts global conferences centered on sharing ideas worth spreading, according to its website. The conference is free, but reserve tickets are no longer available. TEDxUF curator Ben Erez said videos of the lectures will be posted on the event website following the presentation. Erez asks attendees to think of TEDxUF as a retreat with your smartest friends. The conference will host 12 speakers, ranging from entrepreneurs and journalists to professors and visionaries. All of them will give free presentations lasting fewer than 18 minutes, as dictated by international TED guidelines. Even though its not a paid appearance, speakers have been excited about the opportunity and more than willing to attend, Erez said. They know that a good idea that isnt shared with others isnt worth much.TEDx conference kicks off Saturday They know that a good idea that isnt shared with others isnt worth much.Ben ErezTEDxUF curator

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 ELIZABETH HAMILTON Alligator Contributing Writer Gainesville organizations provide affordable activities on Valentines Day for the penniless, love-struck college student. Swing Dancing Santa Fe College will host a Valentines Day swing dance event Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest campus. The UF Swing Dance club will teach swing dancing at 6 p.m., and the Santa Fe College Big Band will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., said Katey Sands, president of Musicians United and a sax player in the band. For $5, you can dedicate a song to your special someone. Single dancers can win an auction for a date with one of the band members. Tickets are $10 each and will be available online at the SFC Fine Arts website or in the go to the SFC Fine Arts music department. Bowling at the Reitz The Reitz Union Game Room will offer two-for-one bowling on Valentines Day. Bring a date or split the cost of the entry with a friend. Bowling is $2 per student, and shoe rentals are $1. If you decide to play a game of billiards while youre there, it will cost $3 per hour, said Rebecca Kessler, a student assistant in the Game Room. French Film Festival Follow Camille, a woman searching for al French Film Festival plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hippodrome State Theatre. includes English subtitles and deals with social issues women face, said festival organizer Sylvie Blum-Reid, associate professor Sylvie Testud, is the story of a young woman whose boyfriend serves at the front lines of World War I. night with frozen yogurt at Mochi, located one block from the theater. CampusSpecial. com is offering a $1-off printable coupon. Valentines Day Art Show The Sweetwater Print Cooperative will host an exhibit of artist-made Valentines from Tuesday to Feb. 22. Valentines Day artwork will be available for purchase. The event is free. Local organizations spread loveVALENTINE'S DAY EVENTS KELLY PRICE Alligator Contributing Writer For the couple that isnt all about a Carrabbas date or a teddy bear, several UF organizations will put together events for Valentines Day. One group has taken high school candy grams and added a twist. The Gators for Wish Kids club has been selling cookie grams on the Reitz Union Colonnade and will sell them until Tuesday for $3 each, said the clubs president, 21-year-old marketThe grams include a poem, a message and two cookies. Recipients will receive a text to pick up their cookie grams at the Colonnade on Tuesday. A package for family members is also available this year. Club members will table at the Colonnade every weekday until Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students with animals on their minds can attend a vegan meal with Student Animal Alliance. The UF-based group, which includes non-student activists, is holding a Very Vegan Valentine Dinner at the Civic Media Center on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A $5 donation is suggested. be hosting the dinner, according to Civic Media Center coordinator Robbie Czopek, 28. welcoming and all-encompassing said. The idea came from the groups Thanksgiving meal, which he said attracted about 50 people. Music lovers can have Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity brothers serenade any valentine in Gainesville. The $35 package ($45 for non-UF students) includes three songs and a rose, according to the chapters music director and 21-year-old UF music education senior David Santiago. Santiago said he expects about 25 to 30 serenades to be purchased this year. from place to place so we get to spend The proceeds will be given away philanthropic cause. For more information, call 352226-4873. Campus groups to hold dinner, provide serenades

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Do you plan on celebrating Valentines Day during the weekend?133 TOTAL VOTES41% YES 59% NOThursdays question: Have you ever witnessed or been subjected to hazing? Compared to the horrible events of last week, things this week were pretty good. Except for the fact that the always-angry, holier-than-thou Rick Santorum won three states this week, there appears to be a lot of positive national news. This is not to say that everything is peachy, but we take the good news when it comes. break-from-all-of-the-face-palms edition of...Darts & LaurelsFor introducing a bill that we hope will prevent the hope-this-passes LAUREL to the sponsors of H.R. 3676. The bill amends the language of the National Defense In reference to a story we ran Wednesday, we toss a what-a-bunch-of-creepy-perverts DART to the 21 men who were arrested in a child-sex sting. However, we reserved special recognition for the winner of our way-to-not-read-the-news SUPER DART: per vert No. 22, Richard Jernigan. This guy showed up a day after the press conference about the sting operation and still got arrested. Next, we give a now-if-only-this-would-apply-to-theentire-country LAUREL to President Obama, who waived the requirements of No Child Left Behind for Florida and nine other states on Thursday. As much as we hate to keep repeating ourselves, we just have to throw another its-so-ridiculous-its-funny DART at Toni Megna, the UF Student Government Supervisor of Elections. As part of the election code revisions, the supervisor has to give a presentation to the Senate, outlining a contingency plan for the SG elections in case anything goes wrong. Well, according to her presentation, it would be impossible to have secure secondary polling locations. The best part was that she didnt take any questions during her presentation. What a joke. Finally, for respecting the dignity of all human beings, we give a who-would-have-thought-that-this-would-stillbe-going-on-in-2012 LAUREL to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which struck down Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage in California. Those who argue that this ruling thwarts the will of the America. Individual rights do. Have a fun and safe weekend and be sure to check back next week!Assisted suicide not governments businessIts the reason George killed Lennie: He wanted to put Lennie out of his misery before the ranch hands could torture him. Mercy is something were taught, some of us through religion and some through real experience. I was devashis back and was in constant pain. In certain cases, I do think euthanasia for humans is the hard-but-right choice to make. According to a 2007 Gallup Poll, 71 percent of Americans support euthanasia for ter minally ill patients and 27 percent oppose such measures. Those decisions should be left to families; government should play as minor a role as possible in the right to die. Doctor-assisted suicide occurs when a terminally ill patient seeks a physician to grant access to lethal substances that the patient can take on his own. Conversely, euthanasia occurs when the doctor administers the lethal dose to the patient. There may be cases when doctor-assisted suicide or euthanasia is the right choice. If a patient is facing pancreatic cancer, just wilting away, and loses all the happiness of life to constant agony, doctor-assisted death may be a legitimate option. The government ought not to take that option off the table. Christianity is decidedly against assisted suicide. According to a National Catholic Bioethics Center article, Human life is an inviolable gift from God. Our love of God and His creation should cause us to shun any thought of violating this great gift through suicide or euthanasia. The Catholic Churchs position on this issue is nonsensical and I vehemently disagree with it. I own my body. In a free society, you should be able to do whatever you wish with your body. Some may smoke death sticks, but we do not restrict them because cigarettes are deleterious to your health our personal morality or religion. Instead we allow people to make their own decisions consequences, whether they are good or bad. Its not the role of government to protect us from our selves by limiting freedoms. The government should have no authority to deny voluntary consumption of any substances, and doctor-assisted suiIm not saying everyone with cancer should be euthalicit doctors to perform life-ending procedures with the utmost respect. Life is valuable, but is it worth living in a constant state of misery and discontent? On Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court declared a assisted suicide unconstitutional, a victory for right-todie supporters and a possible sign of where the debate is heading. Currently, only three states Washington, Montana and Oregon allow assisted suicide. The scar city of such services has promoted death tourism to regardless of residency, can go for assisted suicide. The right to die is a morbid topic that turns peoples stomachs. The right to life necessitates a right to death. What would life be without death? The entire debate is part of a larger issue: Who decides liberty and who decides morality? The answer to both questions is the same: the individual. Let people do what their hearts desire so long as they dont breach the life, liberty or property of someone else. Chris Ceresa is a math and classics junior at UF. His column appears on Fridays. Chris Ceresaopinions@alligator.org

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Letters to the Editor FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7Thursdays photo was inappropriateI was highly offended by the picture in the Alligator today of the young man arrested for theft. I would appreciate photos to be more informative and less sensational. To publish a picture of a suspect in the middle of a strip search before hes even been proven guilty is in very bad taste. It didnt add anything to the story and violated this 17-year-olds privacy. Please consider taking the photo that is published online down from the site. A Concerned Reader§ §§Thursdays photo unnecessary invasion of privacyThe photograph of the young man accused of robbery on the cover of the Alligator is dehumanizing and completely unnecessary. It is a duty and a responsibility of the Alligator to relay the news for the safety and security of our students and for a better understanding of events like these on campus, but to plaster the photograph of an individual, cuffed, in only his underwear, being strip-searched by the police is a gross violation of an individuals rights and privacy. The image frames the accused as a spectacle and as an object to be gawked at. A simple story would have been enough, and I think there needs to be consideration to take the image down. If an image is really necessary, then take a photograph of the cuffs being placed on the suspects wrists or of him being slid into the back of a car. But to have a young man sitting in his boxer shorts with his pants around his ankles as he is being strip-searched is going beyond a strong photo and crossing into the territory of violating an individuals rights. While I am not arguing in defense of his actions, the repercussions of his criminal offense do not include being treated as an animal and photographed as a creature in a zoo without clothes. He, like any other human being, is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law. Following the latter, he should then be treated with due process, but that does not excuse the subjugation of an individual at a very basic human level. I feel, if anything, the photograph should be a commentary on the poor procedure of University Police rather than demonization of this young man. The newspaper has agency and is responsible for running the photograph. A photo is meant to provide insight into the story that is provided alongside it. The image illuminates the glaring faults of UPD in the manner in which this situation was handled. The article itself does not discuss the injustices of the situation; if it did, the photograph would be appropriate. The story paired with the image discusses the crime and only the crime. The image paired, in this case, with this article becomes a violation and a perpetuation of thought processes and ideologies that are misplaced. that regard, the Alligator is responsible. The manner in which you frame media is very important, and I think in this instance, it was framed poorly. Mary-Alison Burger Gainesville resident Americas political parties are infamous for their inability to agree on anything. So when both sides of the political spectrum sue you, youre probably screwed. The right-wing Second Amendment Foundation teamed up with the left-wing First Amendment Foundation to sue the Eastern Washington library system, which covers the Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, for censoring womens gun-owner websites and magazines, according to The Seattle Times. What started as the mere censorship of pornographic malibrary system can go in controlling material children may be exposed to. After blocking pornographic websites, the Eastern Washington library system started regulating the availability of magazines and websites featuring gun usage and drug and alcohol references, according to The Seattle Times. On the other hand, the Seattle Public Library system has been known to allow patrons to watch hard-core pornographic material in its libraries despite the presence of children. Both of these are extremes, but the restriction of information would be a darker reality than the danger of corrupting the youth of America. Dictators realize the value of books many hold book-burnings when a new regime rises to power. In order to suppress the populace, independently leads to the realization that a few remain privileged over the despondency of the many. Thus, educated minds are the bane of a tyrants grasp on power. Despite the fact that we live in a democracy, this remains applicable because the loss of access to different opinions shows changes in political climate. However, the restriction of pornographic material does not endanger society unless the human race forgets how to reproduce. Not so long ago, many books were banned in U.S., including The Canterbury Tales. According to Cornell Law lish law that stated any speech intended to corrupt the minds of those who were open to it could be banned. This allowed for the banning of practically everything. In more recent times, the Supreme Court used the test created by the Burger court in Miller v. California and derived from the Warren court in Roth v. United States. The Supreme Courts ruling asked whether the material could be seen as cally, children. and children will possibly be exposed to such material unless public libraries designate a particular area for adults 18 and older. The library systems should not run on the same principles as the local movie store with access to an R-rated section. However, gun magazines do not count as obscenity. One of the websites the library blocked features photos of women shooting guns who are fully clothed, of every age and not posed or altered in any form to appear sensual. I believe in access to gun websites and the freedom of information for the same reason that I do not think that the Second Amendment should ever be overturned by Congress or the Supreme Court. People should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people. Tony Buhr is a columnist for the Daily Evergreen at Washington State University.Seattle public library systems online censorship going too farUWireTony BuhrUWire

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lice she watched as Jones beat Quandt. She did not say whether she participated. On the evening of Jan. 9, Jones and Martin wore masks and broke into Paul Quandts house at 4854 NW 75th Road, according to an arrest report. Martin used to work for a company that provided home aid for Quandt. She knew he owned a safe. Martin and Jones brought two rolls of tape, a stun gun and a pair of pistols, according to police. When Quandt refused to provide the combination of the safe, he was beaten, shot with the stun gun and bound at the hands with tape. Martin and Jones put Quandts safe into his white 2001 Cadillac DeVille. They stole jewelry, guns, electronics, watches, coins, credit cards, alcohol, medication and other goods, according to the grand jury indictment. After they left, Quandt, a military veteran, loosened the tape with cooking oil, crawled to his motorized scooter and drove next-door, where he alerted a neighbor. Quandt then slipped into a coma and died a week later. GPD caught Jones shortly after midnight when a high-speed chase ended with a threecar crash on Southwest 13th Street. Martin, who drove away from Quandts house in a separate car, turned herself in later that morning after pect. 8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffWrecked Wall ally they agreed to meet Wednesday. The day before, during the press conference, ASO Sgt. Todd Kelly was asked whether going public with the sex sting would curb the departments chances of snagging other child predators. Theres plenty of folks out there that are willing to travel to have sex with a child, unfortunately, Kelly said. Sure enough, Jernigan drove rested him. Throughout Tuesdays press conference, law enforcement offeather. Still, they didnt expect to catch other alleged predators. They were just expecting to prepare cases to submit to a federal prosecutor. After dedicating more than 20 the operation last week, only four predators full-time remain on the detail, Forgey said. They dont predict any more arrests. I imagine thats going to be the last one we get, Forgey said. We dont expect too many other people to be unaware of the operation. STING, from page 1cCRiIME, from page 1 Jones

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CITY COMMISSION GAVE GPD $15,000 TO BUY DOGS. ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator Writer The commis ALLIGATOR, Alligator File Photo Gainesville Police Department to buy two new dogs for K-9 unitMastrodicasa

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Fridays Link to Pink meet has special meaning for Florida gymnast Mackenzie Caquatto, whose family has battled cancer. See story at alligatorSports.org. Florida-TennesseeAre you worried about a hangover from the UK loss carrying over into Saturdays game? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer As Kentuckys lead swelled in Rupp Arena and Floridas missed shots mounted, Brad Beal could feel the disunity building on the court. His teammates were not just falling behind in a critical Southeastern Conference game on Tuesday, they were also losing touch with one another. You could see it in other guys faces, Beal said. You have guys who are like afraid of missing shots, so they wont take another shot or theyre so worried about the shot not going in that we all forget about the rest of the game on defense and rebounding and getting back in transition. A frequent concern for the three-heavy Gators this season is how they react when their shots arent falling. Along with a 5.7 percent drop in 3-point shooting, UF has been out-rebounded 177176 and is averaging 15.6 turnovers per game With just two days to prepare for a second meeting against Tennessee (12-12, 4-5 SEC) on Saturday at 4 p.m. a team No. 8 Florida (19-5, 7-2 SEC) lost to by 11 points on Jan. 7 coach Billy Donovan is imploring, once again, for his team to have a short memory. We went into the (Kentucky) game with fractured minds, Donovan said. And what I mean by that is nothing to do with adversity or anything else, I think we went in there where each guy wanted to do his part and to play well, and what happened is youre playing the game as a group of individuals. Though Beal said the Gators 41 misses doesnt think the 20-point drubbing UF experienced in Lexington, Ky., will carry over into this weekend. Florida has yet to lose back-toback games this season and is 14-0 in true home games. On an individual level, Beal, a 6-foot-3 from a miserable performance following the Thats our biggest issue: our mental approach to the game, Beal said. Basically, and not being able to move it. Heading into Januarys road trip to Knoxville, Tenn., Beal was mired in a four-game freshman slump that culminated with him sist against Tennessee. Three days later while hosting Georgia, he bounced back by scoring 17 points on 4-of-8 shooting and hauling in 10 rebounds. Beal also had just one giveaway. Yeah, [the Tennessee loss is] in the back of our mind right now, Beal said. Were going to move on, we have to come out more aggressive than we did. Tennessee really put the throttle on us and just really hurt us down UF working on fractured minds UF BEAT AUBURN 70-56 IN THE JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer screamed as she headed to the charity stripe. The redshirt senior forwards threeof the second half. We just came out with energy and intensity, Madu said. We just cant get comfortable. Weve got to keep wanting more. UFs post-halftime offensive onslaught buried Auburn (11-14, 3-9 Southeastern Conference) in a 70-56 Florida (16-8, 6-5) victory Thursday night in the OConnell Center. The Tigers were much more competiand rebounding. However, Florida employed the fullcourt press to great effect against Auburn. The Gators forced 13 Tigers turnovers points off those giveaways en route to a 36-31 halftime lead. Auburns struggles taking care of the ball continued into the second half and proved to be too much to overcome. Auburn had 22 giveaways, leading to 26 Florida points. Its just so rewarding to see a (statistical) column like that have a big number Florida wins third straightBasASEballBALL BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer Daniel Pigott is looking forward to trackwithout the threat of clanking into a chainlink fence. one of the offseason renovations to McKethan will have an added comfort they have seen in other Southeastern Conference parks for years. But after watching Pigott for three seasons, Gators coach Kevin OSullivan doesnt believe it makes that much of a difference to I dont think its changed his approach, OSullivan said. If it was a brick wall, I think hed probably give it his best effort. These comments arent uncommon for Floridas coach when he talks about Pigott. raised his batting average to .331 from a .268 clip the previous season and stole a teamhigh 15 bases on 19 attempts. After watching Pigott go undrafted in June, OSullivan said he knows how important the senior will be to this seasons national championship aspirations. Hes going to have a big year, and he needs to for us to be as good as we want to be, OSullivan said. Offensively, Pigott could be poised to have his best season yet. When discussing this years batting lineup, Pigott talks about a group of players hardened by experiencing multiple trips to the College World Series. He knows that his own approach has improved by being thrown into an array of big moments, and he sees it in his teammates as well.Gators relying on senior PigottsSEE W-HOOPsS, Pa A GE 16s SEE BasASEBALL, Pa A GE 16s SEE HOOPsS, Pa A GE 16OOSullivan Gators face rematch with Vols SaturdayPoll ResultsWhat was the biggest reason for No. 8 Floridas loss to No. 1 Kentucky on Tuesday? 69% UKS LE E NG G TH H AND ATH H LE E TICISM 25% UFS 3-POPOINT SHOOHOOTINGG WOEWOES 6% EERVINGG WW ALKEERS STRUGGGGLEES68 total votes

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LACROSSE JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator WriterThe Gators lineup did not look like it would have room for newcomers. Florida returned 11 of 12 starters from in the NCAA Tournament in 2011, but the Gators freshmen have found a way to earn minutes on a team with several accomplished upperclassmen. Barry, Shannon Gilroy and defender Sally Jentis are all expected to see significant playing time in Floridas regularseason opener Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C., against North Carolina. Our freshmen, from the moment they stepped on campus, made a name for themselves, Gators coach Amanda OLeary said. Having them through the fall, watching them mature, watching with our team. As the nations third-best recruiting, class according to Inside Lacrosse magwere committing to a young program returning all of its key pieces. However, OLeary assured them the best players would play if they earned it in practice, regardless of class. Were going to play the best players, OLeary said. If they are all freshmen, then they are all freshmen. If they are all seniors, theyre all seniors. Its going to be the 12 people who give us the best opportunities to win lacrosse games. The freshmen made the most of their tion win against England on Jan. 26, as added two. teammates for help adjusting to the speed of the college game and making a seamless transition into the Gators lineup. There is not one person who hasnt While the December transfer of juits entire defense from 2011. That has not prevented Jentis, who started against England, from earning her fair share of playing time. [Jentis is] really quick, OLeary said. She can cover a large amount of space in a short amount of time. She has great instincts, so she can intercept a lot of balls. OLeary said Jentis will also see time Junior attacker Kitty Cullen, who the freshman class provides will make the Gators offense impossible to contain. Theyre going to have to try, but to because each and every single person out there can take it to goal and score.Freshmen earn playing time for season opener against UNC ALLIGATOR, 15 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff OLeary

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in it, coach Amanda Butler said. Even when things dont go our way, effort is always at the top of our list. Lanita Bartley led the Gators with 17 points, marking her fourth consecutive game with doubledigit scoring. Deana Allen and Jaterra Bonds ranked right behind Bartley scor ing-wise, putting up 14 and 12 points, respectively. All but one player scored for UF, which nearly had everyone on the active roster score for a third consecutive game. We all know each other so well in league play, Butler said. It just makes it harder to scout Florida if youre not sure who youve really got to clue in on. The Gators won their third straight game by defeating the Tigers, notching their second consecutive victory by double digits. Florida has not racked up three wins in a row since downing Charleston Southern, Duquesne and Samford in late December. Our seniors are doing a great job of leading and showing how important each one of those moments are, Butler said. Winning the three games in a row is because weve been preparing with a sense of urgency, not just playing with a sense of urgency. Thursdays game marked the sixth conference win for the Gators, putting them above .500 season. Florida is now four games behind Kentucky in the league standIts February, this is where you have to buckle down and everybodys stepping up their game individually and also collectively as a team, Allen said. With all of our favor. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. the stretch, as well. While the Volunteers have added a new player to their roster since the Gators last played them in freshman forward Jarnell Stokes, who is averaging 8.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, Donovan said the familiarity with Tennessees methodical offense and physical defense will help Florida on Saturday. The Volunteers frontline dominated the Gators in the paint with a 32-20 advantage, while also grabbing four more defensive rebounds. I dont think that going into the game theyre not going to necessarily be ready to play, Donovan said. I dont feel that way. I think theyll come out and theyll battle make corrections from our last game and try to make corrections from the last time we played Tennessee. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. 16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 David Carr / AlligatorFlorida point guard Lanita Bartley (left) scored a team-high 17 points in Thursdays 70-56 win against Auburn in the OConnell Center. HOOPS, from page 14Vols won frontcourt Bartley leads Gators with 17 points W-hHOOPS, from page 14Pigott went on a tear to end the 2011 season. He batted .389 with 16 runs and 10 RBI in Floridas 16 postseason matchups, including a 2-for-4 mark in the victory against Vanderbilt that sent the Gators to He epitomizes everything we look for in a player; OSullivan said. He just kind of does his thing. As a senior, Pigott doesnt jump into leadership bravado as much as others. But he said he has helped adjust to the pressures of playing for No. 1 Florida. Pigott has admitted he was disappointed when he was not drafted in 2011, and now the opportuhas snuck up on him. Everybody tells you it goes by real quick, but then all of a sudden it catches up, he said. So yeah, its kinda crazy. After seeing the SEC for three years, Pigotts preparation for a new opponent in 2012 reverts back to the padded wall. While it gives McKethan Stadium an added look of professionalism, it also gives UF Its got a little more bounce to it, but weve been working on that, Pigott said. By the time the season comes around, well know it like the back of our hand. BaASEBALL, from page 14 [Pigott] epitomizes everything we look for in a player.Kevin OSullivanUF coach Butler

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20, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 ELI MARGERAlligator Writer Carleton thriving after transfer from Wake Forest to FloridaMENS GOLF KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Writer Junior undefeated in dual matches this seasonCarleton I dont think that theres any question from a rank ings standpoint, we are Buddy Alexander