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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 119 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Car enthusiasts show off rides for charitySaturday marked the Gainesville Street Rod Clubs 30th annual Cruz-in car show, pg. 3. St. Patricks day revelers get an early start SaturdayMothers Pub & Grill opened at 7 a.m., pg 4. Volunteers shave heads in support of a cure for child cancerFourteen people had their heads shaved for the cause, pg 8. Monday Feature: Gators Skeet, Trap and Sporting Club has seen an increase in interest. See story, page 5. 86 /59 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 MATT WATTS Alligator Staff Writer OMAHA, Neb. So much for Cinderella. Florida made sure it didnt go down as part of Norfolk States fairy tale Sunday, throttling the Spartans and ending all hopes of a magical run. Instead, its the Gators (25-10) who will travel to Phoenix on Thursday for a matchup with No. 3 seed Marquette in the programs seventh, and second straight, berth in the Sweet 16 after winning 84-50 Sunday in Omaha, Neb. They did it by pounding on the Spartans (26-10) early, going on a 25-0 run over 6:28 after NSU established a 6-4 lead four minutes in. Florida made 9 span, while also holding Norfolk State to 0-of-10 shooting and forcing four turnovers. I havent ever been a part of anything like that, guard Kenny Boynton said. We did a great job at getting stops and converting on the offensive end, and that showed the level of focus we had out there. Afterward, freshman Brad Beal talked about the importance of establishing an early lead and eliminating any notion that Norfolk State could hang with Florida. Once we went on the 25-0 run, they kind of shutdown from there on, he said. We knew they were capable of making threes, and we didnt want them to keep the game close and get back into the game. We did a great job of putting the pedal to the metal and knocking down shots and playing good defense. Coming into the game, much of the talk was about NSUs advantage in length, with each starter listed at 6-foot-5 or taller. But it was UF that dominated the boards, and in turn, dominated the game. Florida outrebounded Norhelping it to get out in transition and score points in a hurry while also wearing down a team that had to grind it out for all 40 minutes Friday. The Gators, on the other hand, were able to rest key starters down the stretch of their blowout win against Virginia, which helped contribute to the teams largest rebounding margin of the season Sunday, a plus-17 effort (48-31). Thats our focus of having your body in play and boxing out and going after the ball, said and nine boards. Gators blow out Spartans, advance to Sweet 16 THE CASE HAS BEEN SENT TO THE STATE ATTORNEYS OFFICE. CLARE LENNONAlligator Staff WriterKappa Alpha Psi fraternity was named Friday morning as the second fraternity recently involved in hazing at UF. Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Dave Kratzer named the fraternity, which was investigated by University Police, at an anti-hazing task force meeting. He said the fraternity was linked to hazing by someone being interviewed about the Alpha Phi Alpha hazing incident. According to UPDs crime log, the incidents under investigation took place from April 23, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2011. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said UPD sent the sworn allegation to the state attorCervone is expected to release information in this week. After the fraternity was named, Kratzer ternity was being investigated in connection UF chapter to disband, Kratzer said. Alpha Phi Alpha and Kappa Alpha Psi are both members of UFs National PanHellenic Council. Were not trying to target any section of our Student Body, but when things come to us, we will always follow our procedures, Kratzer said. Contact Clare Lennon at clennon@alligator.org.Kappa Alpha Psi named in reported hazing caseSTUDENT GOVERNMENT SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator WriterStudent Government plans to install six cellphone charging stations across campus this week. Each station costs $3,500, totaling $21,000. The stations can charge up to 18 devices in 15 minutes, said former Senate President Andy Mason, who co-authored the bill to fund them. The stations will include chargers with plugs for several kinds of phones. The Student Senate approved the bill in the fall to transfer the money for the stations. The bill transferred $28,800 from reserved funds for the charging stations, which were estimated to cost $4,800 each. The funds come from student fees. The leftover $7,800 will go back in the reserves, said Unite Party spokeswoman and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Christina Bonarrigo. The stations are scheduled to be installed at Library West, the Hub, the Reitz Union, Southwest Recreation Center, Marston Library and the Student Recreation and Fitness Center. Mason said UF will be one of the SG to install cellphone charging stations on campus AP Photo SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15 SEE CHARGING, PAGE 4Bonarrigo UF Bask etball


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 119 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?HOSA General Body Meeting Today, 6:30 p.m. Little Hall, Room 121 Come out to the Health Occupations Students of America general body meeting. HOSA is an organization for all students of pre-health professions. Volunteer and leadership opportunities will be discussed, and officer and committee chair applications will be due. Email hosauf@ gmail.com for more information. Noras Will Second Annual Jewish Film Festival Today, 7 p.m. Hippodrome State Theatre Join UF Hillel for the the Second Annual Jewish Film Festivals Jewish comedy night screening of Noras Will. Young Concert Artist: Jeanine De Bique, Soprano Today, 7:30 p.m. Squitieri Studio Theatre International rising soprano star Jeanine De Bique will perform in the Squitieri Studio Theatre, inside the Phillips Center, Monday. She will be joined by awardwinning pianist Christopher Cano. Her program will include classical works from composers such as Mozart, Richard Strauss and Maurice Ravel. Student tickets are $12. Visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information. Prom dress drive begins Today to Friday Womens History Month is hosting the first prom dress drive benefiting Gainesville area high schools. Donate gently used prom/ special occasion dresses to Underdogs: A War Movie Second Annual Jewish Film Festival Tuesday, 7 p.m. Hippodrome State Theatre Join UF Hillel for the Second Annual Jewish Film Festival Jewish studies night screening of Underdogs: A War Movie with featured speaker Tamir Sorek. 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.CORRECTIONTuesdays edition of the Alligator incorrectly identified Jeff Babik as the owner of a food truck. Babik interned for Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa in Fall 2011 and worked with the public safety committee. local high school students who might not otherwise be able to attend prom. Drop boxes will be located in all residence hall common areas. Messiahs Mansion Today to Saturday North Lawn Messiahs Mansion, a lifesize reconstruction of the Hebrew wilderness taber nacle, will be on the North Lawn through Saturday. Visitors will engage in guided tours of the sanctuary. Tour hours are Sundays and weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Art of Google Books Today to April 3 Reitz Union, second floor gallery Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reception March 22, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Art of Google Books by Krissy Wilson is an image curation blog that values the adversaria chronicled in book digitization. The aim of the project is twofold: to recognize book digitization as re-photography and to promote the signs of use that accompany these texts as worthy of study and exhibition. For more information, visit theartofgooglebooks.tumblr.com/ exhibit.SUNNY 86/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 85/60 PARTLY CLOUDY 85/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 83/60 THUNDER STORMS 82/59 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY


MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 March 19, 1982: Microbiology Professor Donna Duckworth speaks at the Miller Health Center, saying she believes Christopher Columbus unwittingly carried a bacterium, syphilis, from the New World. Duckworth suggests that by indirectly introducing syphilis to Europeans, early Indians may have been taking advance revenge on Europeans for enslavement. March 23, 1983: UF Student Health Advisory Board votes today to raise the student health fee and other alternatives. Other proposed alternatives discussed would eliminate the gynecologist, inpatient and mental health units and replace two doctors with physicians assistants. March 20, 1986: After eight months of court cases, UF is eligible to receive $6.7 million in renovation and construction money. The ruling, which overrides Gov. Bob Grahams veto, allows money for minor renovations, maintenance and planning for future products, like a new $15-million performing arts center. March 22, 1991: The Food Service Advisory Committee may switch from paper to Styrofoam products next fall. Committee chairwoman Linda Bobroff said if the plan is approved, it will save money, and it works better. Styrofoam is more environmentally sound because paper products are coated and cannot be recycled, she said. March 21, 2008: At its next meeting, the Florida legislature and the Board of Governors will consider the $16 million it will take to renovate the Southwest Recreation Center for Fall 2009. Project members plan to expand SWRC to the corner of Hull Road and Bledsoe Drive with RAVEN PRITCHETTLOCAL BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterGregg Freas walked hand-in-hand with his 4-year-old son, Samuel, and pointed out the shiniest engines he They peered into the chrome maze of a hot rod, nodded and smiled to together. The Gainesville Street Rod Club hosted its 30th annual Cruz-in, a car show and competition. For the past 10 years, the group has attracted families, students and car enthusiasts from across the state to raise money for Stop! Childrens Cancer Inc. Because of the car show, the club has donated about $67,000 to the pediatric cancer prevention and control charity over the past decade, said Tim Myers, president of Gainesville Street Rods. Myers said 10 judges award 40 trophies to the top cars and 16 special trophies for the best Chevrolet, interior, paint and more. Car lovers raised money by charging a $20 fee to enter each car, truck or motorcycle in the judging. High gas prices and other roadblocks have knocked a few of last years competitors out of the show, but 123 vehicles entered the competition Saturday, he said. The show was open to all types of cars, from a 1962 Corvette to a brandnew Mustang and everything in between. Larry Wilson, 64, sat behind his spectre-master green 1968 Chevrolet pro-street Chevelle with a 468-cubicinch Reher-Morrison engine, which is made to look like a street-racer. Wilson has competed with his car at this show. He bought the car at a swap meet in Texas. Since then, he has spent about $70,000 on it. On top of his engine was an antitheft device: a couple sticks of fake dynamite attached to a fake alarm clock. This is a lot more fun than golf, he said. And chicks love cars. Contact Ben Brasch at bbrasch@alligator.org.Car enthusiasts show off rides for charity ENGINEERING STUDENTS SHARED THEIR RESEARCH. KATHERINE HAHNAlligator Contributing WriterAbout 25 students shared research on biomedical topics als Day. Guest speakers offered insight into getting new products on the market, and undergraduate and graduate students presented research project posters in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Materials science and engineering senior Stefany Holguin won $100 for best undergraduate poster, and biomedical engineering graduate student Matthew Carstens won $100 in the graduate category. The day was funded mainly by a $5,000 grant from the national Society of Biomaterials, said Evelyn Bracho-Sanchez, a 23-year-old biomedical engineering senior who helped organize the event. Keynote speaker Larry Hench founded the biomaterials specialization at UF, said Society of Biomaterials faculty adviser Anthony Brennan. Hench invented Bioglass and is a UF professor. Biomedical engineering graduate student Jamal Lewis, 27, presented his research on developing a vaccine to prevent Type I diabetes. He said starting his own company is his ultimate goal.Biomaterials Day promotes research, business This is a lot more fun than golf, and chicks love cars.Larry Wilsoncompetitor


MOTHERS PUB & GRILL OPENED AT 7 A.M. ADRIANNA PAIDAS Alligator WriterEvery hour on the hour, Megan MacFarlane dropped a shot of Baileys Irish Cream and a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey into a plasness. bar, MacFarlane, a 21-year-old UF anthropology senior said as she cups. claimed to be, of Irish descent. Today, everyone should take advantage of being a little Irish, MacFarlane said. The reason beer is extra popuIn Ireland, its very common to give up alcohol for Lent, she drink. day for culture in Jason Russlers sources and engineering graduate night before to prepare for a day of guzzling green beer. As the morning progressed, more trays of sloshing kelly green concoctions. at Thomas Iacomettas table, the 22-year-old advertising senior and a group of seven men chanted, Everybody, everybody get f----d didnt stand on tables. For some reason, people tend like its everyones 21st birthday. through 15 kegs of beer. pace herself. day nap and get right back out here. Contact Adrianna Paidas at apai das@alligator.org. 4, ALLIGATOR Alex Catalano / Alligator Staff morning. St. Patricks Day revelers started earlyLOCAL BRITTANY BORSANYIAlligator Contributing WriterA recently created monthly First Friday, created by the and Tenants, aims to increase busifering specials and prizes to visitors. customers can get a booklet containing a list of participating businesses offering specials that night. When customers visit a business, they get a stamp in the booklet. Customers exchange booklets The goal is to bring a little have been made over the past 12 other businesses. have many visitors. But they came out. chanical engineering senior, said ner, he said. And I could have a cheap beer before going out later.Downtown businesses host First Fridays events TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writerurday night, a Williston man left behind a trail of crack cocaine, marijuana, a razor blade and a cellphone, police said. held at the Alachua County slick from rain earlier that day, Reynolds abruptly turned left ing the driver of the car behind him to slam on the brakes, according to the report. and siren on, but Reynolds a stop sign and turned left before running, according to police. Beans chased after Reynparked his car and arrested him. grams of marijuana in Reynolds pockets before searching the area. uncovered about 15 more grams of marijuagrams of crack cocaine, according to police. Beans also searched the like burned cannabis. In addition, Beans found a large amount of gold and silver his. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@ alligator.org.Man leaves trail of drugs during chaseStudents Party opposes new stationscharging stations. said. A charging station is already in place in the UF Bookstore, but the bookstore funded that itself, Bonarrigo said. enough students to cover the cost. When senators discussed the bill, she suggested adding more electrical outlets to the major study ar eas on campus instead. Lee thinks the charging stations are a great idea. the stations have multiple chargers. ing stations. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org. CHARGING, from page 1 R eynolds We felt it was a need useful to students.former Senate President


SHELBY WEBBAlligator WriterThe hat looked like it survived a war, and its surface was so full of bumps from shrapnel it felt like Braille. Near the top, a half-dollarsized hole was ripped in the frayed fabric. But the hat and its owner, 19-year-old Alex Rennert, are neither veterans of war nor guardians of peace. Rennerts friends and teammates in the Florida Gators Trap, Skeet and Sporting Club as congratulations skeet a sport where shooters try to hit a clay target ejected in a random direction. Its kind of a weird tradition, the UF aerospace engineering freshman said, looking down at the tatgers across it. Suddenly, Bo Pleasanton, one of Rennerts teammates, snatched the hat out of Rennerts hands. Pleasanton walked 15 feet and put the hat on the barrel of his shotgun. Despite Rennerts pleas, Pleasanton, an 18-year-old UF forest resources and conservation freshman, pulled the trigger and ripped the hat in half. Pleasanton grinned and the rest of the group, except for Rennert, laughed. Rennert sighed. Just another day at the shooting range. The number of Americans using guns for recreation is on the rise, with 19 million citizens participating in target shooting last year, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation website. The Gator Skeet, Trap and Sporting Club has seen this increase bers this semester, up from the 17 last fall, after it was co-founded by Rennert. Twelve club members compete, and of those, eight will travel to San Antonio, Texas, to compete in the Association of College Unions Internationals 44th annual Intercollegiate Clay Target Championship from March 27 to April 1. Its a fairly simple game to pick up, and the camaraderie among shooters is really welcoming, Rennert said. People are amazed that well sit here and work with them just to promote the sport. Gator Skeet and Trap, the club where the team practices, is located at 5202 NE 46th Avenue. Club manager and team member Jake Kennedy said his business saw a 600 percent increase last year, with 2,000 new shooters. He said about 500 people go to the range each week to shoot. Predominately its the older generation, the 21-year-old UF business junior said. But starting back in September, its been more college-age people. Robert Crow, the director of the National Sporting Clays Association, said some people are learning about shooting sports from work. A lot of corporate charity events are using sporting clays as a differ ent avenue to get out instead of doing multiple golf outings, Crow said. That has introduced people who would not normally go out to a gun range. Kennedy agreed. He said many on-campus organizations and Greek chapters have recently been holding charity events, social outings and family weekends at the range. UCF sociology professor James Wright has extensively studied gun ownership. He said the number of U.S. gun owners usually hovers between 40 and 50 percent, and 70 percent of those cite recreation as a reason for owning. He also said that in the mid1980s, some scientists believed people with recreational guns could become violent. Wright said they believed the mere presence of a gun could make people trigger-happy, but he said the theory was disproved later in the 1980s by psychological research. Rennert agreed that guns dont make people violent, and he also said recreational shooting is safer than many contact sports. Youre more likely to get hurt playing golf, Rennert said. at 12, when his father took him on a Boy Scout trip. He didnt know what to expect but found a natural ease aiming down the barrel. It felt right, he said. He got a competition shotgun trapshooting championship in the under-15 division. Since then, hes won four more trap titles and was named overall state trap champion in 2009. I get fairly aggravated if I dont shoot 99 out of 100, Rennert said. The Gators team competes in trap and skeet shooting. Trapshooting involves a clay tar er bunker on the left and right. Skeet shooting is considered Rennert said. Targets are ejected out of a small shack in the middle of right or straight ahead. Both games are typically scored out of 25; one point is awarded for each target hit. The guns the team uses are not es can vary from $1,000 to $20,000, with most costing about $4,000. Kennedy had the most expensive gun. Guns for the recreational user can cost between $500 and $1,000, Kennedy said. Amir Keshavarz, another team member, said although the sport can be expensive, the friendships hes made more than make up for the cost. intensive, Keshavarz said. But the experiences you have and the people you meet makes it very addicting. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@ alligator.org. MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffThe Florida Gators Trap, Skeet and Sporting Team takes aim at a Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterIsabella McKee, 9, sat on Roxys back, swaying and smiling as the Asian elephant thumped along a circular path. The ride was fun, she said, but a little smelly. And not at all scary. I felt relaxed since its a slow animal, she said. So, like, it wouldnt run off. The inaugural Gainesville Commu nity Fest offered a variety of activities Saturday including a chance to ride an elephant for families, students and business owners. The eclectic nature of the festival, which was similar to a farmers market, a craft fair and a childrens birthday party to the Alachua County Fairgrounds. Families meandered through a rainbow of tents. Children with snow-conestained lips tugged their parents hands, moving them through a plethora of playthings. Kids played laser tag, pet goats and made buttons, among other activities. Inside an exhibition hall, a few venand other treats. About 70 organizations, such as the North Central Florida YMCA and Fun 4 Gator Kids, handed out pamphlets, pens and other goodies. Adults sipped on Budweisers while they shopped at outdoor tents full of jewelry, art and T-shirts set up by Gainesville business owners. GainesvilleActivities.com sponsored the event to showcase nearby businessganization president and CEO Richard Dreher. Dreher said he thought the event went well, even though a thunderstorm shut it down about an hour early. Brian Scarborough, dad of 5-year-old Lucy, who had a purple tiara painted on her forehead, said he plans to bring his family again next year. Bounce houses and face paint, he said. What more could you want? Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator. org.Inaugural Gainesville Community Fest includes exhibits, craftsMONDAY FEATUREHappiness is a warm gun People are amazed that well sit here and work with them just to promote the sport.Alex Rennertmember of Florida Gators Trap


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 EditorialMONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR Tuition increases wont do UF any favorsLike many of you who arrived at UF in the fall of 2008 or before, Ive noticed a giant increase in the cost of attendance. Though tuition is cited as the reason, rising fees are also to blame for the fast-disappearing refunds from Bright Futures that used to be commonplace. Even with Prepaid tuition, you might get a few hundred dollars a semester back in your bank account to help with the cost of living. Tuition increases of 15 percent or more per year prompt the question: What is a fair price to attend UF? fairs, the total tuition and fees for a freshman for this school year amounted to $5,700. At a place like Penn $15,984. is to be very grateful that we live in Florida, where most of us get some form of tuition assistance and the total cost of attendance is one-third that of a comparable state university. However, though the administration would prefer us to view it in this lens, one outrageous sticker price does not justify raising the cost for another. In a fair and functioning free market for higher education, many of the brightest and best students would not go to college at all because they would already have the necessary knowledge to get a job. Those who felt they needed four years of education so they could go into a critical thinking and writing skills would go to college. However, everyone who is reasonably ambitious knows that he or she must go to college to have a chance. Even the famous examples of successful people who Zuckerburg, spent a few semesters there. We as consumers are faced with a product that we must buy, so we go exists. The best value for our education in the state of Florida is unequivocally UF. Though as tuition continues to rise, the value of UF compared to our cheaper counterparts that still offer great merit scholarships will likely pull away some of the best students that would have come here. When UF were given tuition plus a $4,000 per year stipend, it was a no-brainer for top students in the state to come to UF. all of tuition and fees, and schools such as the University of Central Florida and the University of Alabama conAs we continue to raise our price, we will be risking the status of our university as one of the best college values Is it fair to charge students $6,000 per year instead of $3,000? It is probably ethical considering the state is cutting budgets like crazy and we all want to maintain program quality at UF. granted a power they could previously only dream of: the power to raise tuition to the national average. general, is much cheaper than the North. This idea that we should charge national-average tuition is actually a way they can charge much more on a cost of living-adjusted basis. We must keep UF an affordable place to get a degree, and that means 15-percent tuition increases must stop. Travis Hornsby is a statistics and economics senior at UF. His column appears on Mondays.More To ItElections not only indication of democracyI hope the people of Afghanistan understand that as democracy takes hold, youre inspiring others. This was the philosophy of President Bushs foreign policy: By bringing democracy to certain places in the Middle East, it will create a push for democracy in other authoritarian regimes. have risen up against their leaders in attempts to change their governments. Whether these changes will look anything like democracy as we know it is debatable. will cause others to demand their freedom. whether we can say that, after a decade of war, the people of First, it is important to recognize that freedom is not the equivalent of democracy. Democracy is merely a form of government. It usually includes features such as representative legislatures and executive bodies, and the makeup of these bodies is determined by elections. Afghanistan elected Hamid Karzai as its president in 2004 and re-elected him in 2009. Because of these and other elections held in Afghanistan, one can say that the country shows signs of being a democracy. There are, however, certain other conditions common among democratic governments. For instance, most democracies have high levels of press freedom, freedom of speech, due process and equal protection under the law. seems to lack. women to the position of second-class citizens, according to the UKs The Independent. The Ulema Council, the group that sponsored these guidewomen should not mix in work or education, and that women must have a male guardian when they travel, according to The Independent. have come into question. In 2009, Karzai signed a law that legalized the rape of women by their husbands, according to the United Nations Development Fund for Women. These policies are not exactly what one While the goal of our mission in Afghanistan might have been to spread democracy, one must ask whether the fact that elections were held is enough to proclaim that we have succeeded.Todays question: Do anti-smoking advertisements have any effect on you?158 TOTAL VOTES37% YES 63% NOFridays question: Are you Irish? Travis Hornsbyopinions@alligator.org


MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 The story you are about to read is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Spring Break antics never cease to amaze me. From inadvertent scoring to supreme intoxication to dancing with divorcees Ive heard it all. But this year, one story took the cake which was disappointing because I was really looking forward to that cake. While on a cruise, one of my close guy friends (herein referred to as Carol) slept with a conservative of the South Carolinian blonde who wants to become a lobbyist for the NRA variety. I thought about how odd it must be to sleep with someone who has different sociopolitical views than you. The more I thought about it, the more I realized social conservatives dont really have a problem seducing liberals. How does something like that happen? I spoke with some of my other liberal friends about their own journeys rightward. Turns out theyre very similar to Carols. What follows is what I learned. You have to let the conservative come to you if you want to successfully seduce him or her. Dont feel disconcerted if someone else is at his or her side; its usually a clingy roommate. (Personally, I think this means conservatives have taken to using the buddy system to preempt debauchery. I call the buddies chastity belts.) When the conservative approaches, you must make sure the chastity belt does not pick up on the real reason for stopping by. While on the cruise, Carol was sitting at the bar with his bros when this blonde girl and her roommate made the approach. Well call the interested one Amanda and her chastity belt Peaches. Carol and Amanda engaged in some small talk, which only got smaller as Amanda kept throwing out topic after lame topic, trying to keep the conversation alive. Carol wondered why Amanda was doing this but then saw that if the conversation died, Peaches would recognize Amanda was there for something Jesus wouldnt be and lead her away. It came time to go, but Carol told the two of them hed be on the pool deck later that night, since there was going to be a DJ. The next step requires indirectly reminding the conservabody. At the event that night, Carol took the opportunity to strip down to his boxers since he was wearing jeans and a tie-dyed shirt and go for a swim. When he got out, suave as hell, he asked Amanda if she could lend him a towel. She said there was one in her room he could use. On the way there, Amanda correctly postulated that Carol was a social liberal since he was wearing a tie-dyed shirt on the pool deck, which hed accidentally left behind. She told him she was from South Carolina and wants to become a lobbyist for the NRA. When they got in the room, she threw him a towel and a College Republicans T-shirt. Next thing you know, she was straddling him and shouting I kid you not Im going to f**k the liberal right out of you! Afterward, Carol didnt really want to see her again and was able to avoid her. None of my friends advised making a habit of this. Actually going through with seducing a member of the opposite sect can prove dangerous. Conservatives take their ideologies so seriously that breaking with them sometimes summons a crazy that comes YOLOing up out of the underworld. To take a phrase out of Boy Scout Handbook, Be prepared. Chip Skambis is an English and telecommunication junior at UF. His column appears on Mondays. Often, the controversy that surrounds Student Government overshadows the good things that get done. While the furor accompanying the recent election season raged on, a group of activists and student senators quietly worked on a resolution that is set to have a positive impact on The Gator Nation. The resolution urges the City of Gainesville to comply with the demands of local bus drivers represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union 1579 in their ongoing contract negotiations. Our bus drivers are facing stagnant wages, cuts to their pensions and unfair grievance procedures. Perhaps the most egregious encroachment upon their rights is the practice of forced overtime. The city refuses to hire more workers, forcing our bus drivers into a situation where they need to drive extra routes to keep their jobs, even if they are exhausted. Forcing drivers to work while they are tired is not only a labor rights issue, but a safety issue for everyone on campus. On Tuesday night, when student senators voted unanimously in favor of this resolution, they took a massive step toward solving this problem. This statement of support for the bus drivers adds to the mounting public pressure on the city to do the right thing and accept the bus drivers demands. Local labor unions have already issued statements of solidarity with the Amalgamated Transit Union, while community organizers with Fight Back Florida have been lobbying city commissioners. On campus, Students for a Democratic Society has collected thousands of signatures and banked hundreds of phone from the Student Body, there is perhaps only one perPresident Machen. Make no mistake, a statement of support from our administration would almost certainly guarantee that the bus drivers came out of their negotiations with a fair contract. UF has tremendous percent of the riders, and we pay 51 percent of the transportation costs. With enough pressure from UF, the city will be left with no choice but to offer our bus drivers a contract addressing their grievances. Students have been doing their part, but we need our administration to stand with us. This is why SDS was disappointed when, after presenting thousands of signatures and making hundreds of calls, Machen declined to support bus drivers and As the head of The Gator Nation, President Machen has an obligation to protect the well-being of our bus drivers and the safety of our students. We are asking him to reconsider his stance on this and issue a strong support statement for our local bus drivers. At the very least, President Machen should sit down with drivers and students to hear their concerns. Students interested in getting involved with the Conor Munro is a history and economics sophomore at UF. His is the lead organizer for Students for a Democratic Society.Machen should support bus driversColumnHooking up with opposite sects not advised, but possibleColumnConor MunroSpeaking Out Chip Skambisopinions@alligator.org Columnist applies simulated sense of past he argues againstFirst, I would like to compliment Luke Baileys ongoing commitment to his conservative values. He always represents a position that favors precedence, tradition and hesitance. For him, truly the past is a lost treasure. column, Modern world has become one of fakery, tends toward rather postmodern philosophical methods. Baileys opening conceit invokes the imaginary apparatus that is Disney World against the proper, historical castle, in order to illustrate the real gilded society in which we now live as faux-people. In some ways, Bailey is quite correct. The Disney World he describes is similar to the hyper-real Disneyland Jean Baudrillard references in Simulation and Simulacra. It is a state of consciousness in which reality cannot be separated from simulations of reality. Nor is this necessarily problematic. If, in hyperreality, the simulation overtakes the real, eventually the simulation is reality. I do not intend on Disney World or consumerism to be the simulated reality of the future. It is possible, instead, for a new program to arise. In this sense, I depart fully from Bailey. He vests in hes never experienced. He selects the symbol of the authentic past as a castle. Is there a more perfect image of hierarchy, patriarchy, undemocratic principles and imperial solitude? The castle, after all, requires a king. Furthermore, Bailey says we are a people that do asiforebears. Fire, too, was once cutting-edge technology. teresting that he himself, the one who so clearly judges authenticity and propriety, falls victim to hyperreality. In order to demonstrate, as the hoary Bailey patriarch puts I cannot help but think Baileys perceived sense of the past is as simulated as the theme park he rails against. Ryan Fenton UF alumnusLetter to the Editor


8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffRenee Shifrin-Tannenholtz gets her head shaved on the bandshell of Flavet Field on ON C AMPUS CAITLIN HARTLEYAlligator Contributing WriterRenee Shifrin-Tannenholtz grinned ear to ear as she had her head shaved in front of a crowd of about 115 people. Fourteen others joined Shifrin-Tannenholtz on Flavet Field on Friday, shedding their locks to raise money for children with cancer as part of the Freshman Leadership Councils St. Baldricks Day event. St. Baldricks Foundation is a volunteerdriven charity that supports and raises money for childhood cancer research. Fridays event raised $6,295 through 15 shavees who were sponsored to have their hair cut. Shavees participated individually and in teams. The Freshman Leadership Council had the most participants on its team and raised the most money $4,305. Shifrin-Tannenholtz, 44, was one of the few women who signed up to have her head shaved. She raised $1,831, more than any other participant. People say Im so brave for doing this, Shifrin-Tannenholtz said, but the kids brave. Im just getting a haircut. Dr. William B. Slayton, associate professor of pediatrics in UFs division of hematology and oncology, treats cancer patients who range in age from newborns to young adults. The research thats funded by groups like St. Baldricks Foundation is critical in terms of making lives better for people who might not have easy cures, Slayton said. Political science freshman Leigh Robertson, 19, organized St. Baldricks Day events three years in a row at Park Vista High School in Lake Worth. She organized Fridays event, which she said was the biggest one shes put on. Bald is in! Robertson said.Volunteers shave heads in support of cure for childrens cancer People say Im so brave for doing this, but the kids fighting cancer, theyre the ones that are brave.Renee Shifrin-TannenholtzSt. Baldricks foundation volunteer


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10, ALLIGATOR VETERANS and SECTION 8 Oakridge Apts 1120 NW 45th Ave. Openings for Vets who qualify under Section 8 Program. 2/1 $550. Pool, RTS, on-site laun dry 372-3783 3-29-12-20-2 GREAT VALUE WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $445, 2 BR $545. 352-335-0420 3-2912-20-2 SERENOLA PINESOff SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $515, 2BR $595 352-335-0420 3-29-12-20-2 Very vice 3/3 Rockwood $800/m lg bedroom, closet and nice bath Close to UF, I-75 and bus routes all appliance inc(washer & dryer) Call Jared at (941)737-6997 3-19-12-12-2 4BR/4BA Beautifully Renovated condo spacious kitchen, living area, and bedrooms partially furnished. W/D in unit. Great bus rts ten min to UF & shopping. $325/ room. Must rent all rooms at same time. Call(941)-232-1960 4-13-12-31-2 Cute HOUSES for Aug 1 View at www.10houses.com Cent H/A, W/D provided Quiet Areas Bike to UF 352-316-0154 nancy@10houses.com 3-2212-10-2 DUCKPOND DUPLEX $700big oak tree, UF near, busline, carport, immaculate, carpet, 2br/1ba, WD hookup, CHA, fans, DW, burglar bars, postj@bellsouth.net; 352 284 3873; 352 376 0080. Prefer grads/quiet adults. 4-4-1219-2 3BR/2BA CHARMING 1950's HOUSE Walk/bike to UF. Small pet ok. W/D, $1295/mo. Avail August 1st. OPEN HOUSE March 17th, 11:00am 3:00pm. 352-371-0601 410 NW 26th St. 3-23-12-10-2 Beautiful 2-story house. 2.5 miles from UF. 5BR/2.5BA 2400sq.ft. on large treed lot. Very quiet neighbrhd. H/W & tile floors, ceiling fans, W/D, ref, stove, dishwasher. $1600/ mo & security deposit. 727-686-1404 3-2012-5-2 3 Bed House $795/mo available now & Aug. Central AC, wooden floors, w/d hook-ups, and a vintage style walking distance to campus and downtown. University Ave & NW 8th st area. By Leo 706 Call now! 352-226-3535, 813-347-9379 3-27-12-10-2 ***WALK OR BIKE TO UF ***3/2 vintage home or 2/2 apt includes parking, available August 2012. Call Carolyn 352538-3556 or email alligatoralley@cox.net 4-10-12-20-2 2BR/2.5BA LUXURY CONDO1/2 mile from campus. On busline. Free internet. W/D, clubhouse. $825/mo. Call 352332-8841 3-27-12-10-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 2/1 apt 204 nw 18 st $1100 4/2 house 929 nw 22 st $1500 /3 house 3514 nw 7 pl $1500 5/3 house 630 nw 36 st $1500 3-20-12-5-2 EXCELLENT SINGLE FAMILY HOMES 3BR/2BA & 4BR/3BA. Close to UF. 630 NW 34th Terr / 611 NW 36th Terr / 3404 NW 7th Pl. Call Mike 352-665-7316 Pets OK. 4-12-1220-2 TIRED OF COMPLEX LIVING?Quite, 2BR/2BA, Includes, W/D, HSInternet, 943SF, MUST SEE. Loc: off SW 34th St, close to shopping, UF, VA, Vet School/ RTS Bus Rt 36 Stops at complex about every 20 Min. ONLY A FEW LEFT FOR FALL CALL FOR TOUR TODAY (352) 335-5424 3-235-2 LOOKING FOR 5/BR/3BA FOR FALL/ GREAT DEAL FOR GROUP LIVING.Located just off SW34th Close to shopping, Shands, VA, Vet School, UF $2500M/JUST$500/Per Bedroom CALL FOR TOUR TODAY (352) 335-5424 3-23-5-2 FOR FALL/3Bd/2Ba house large fenced yard (Great for Pets) Located just off SW 34th St Close to shopping, Shands, VA, Vet School, UF $1575/month, CALL FOR TOUR TODAY (352)335-5424 3-23-5-2 Several cute & clean houses & apartments available for August, located in quiet NW areas near UF/Downtown. Rates from $600 per month. Call/Text Anita: 352-575-4395; Anita@cozygator.com; www.cozygator.com 3-30-12-10-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. Short-term sublease until (now-July) Hunters Crossing complex (NW G'ville Millhopper) 2BR/2FB + Den, patio, cathedral ceilings, walk in closets, W/D connect (rentals available), garage optional, townhouse style, (separate entrance) exercise gym, pool, hot tub, sauna, racquet ball-basketball-tennis courts, sand volleyball, playground! Pets allowed (2 pet maximum). No limit on size of pets. $911 saving $239 (regular lease amount is $1,150). www.hunterscrossing.com for pictures; 352-262-5899 or sisterkatrina@yahoo 3-19-12-4-3 University House Summer Sublease $550/mo 1BR/1BA in a 3BR/3BA All inclusive and fully furnished 6 blocks to UF Contact 941-286-8316 3-19-4-3 DONT WAIT TO PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE ADLast spring semester paper published on April 25th.CALL TODAY!!!orPLACE YOUR AD AT WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG Two bedroom two bath apartment available for sublease available on April 1 2012 at Stoneridge Apartments For information call Carlos 954-732-3962 or Jorge 954-594-9878 3-23-12-5-3 $399 Furnished Sublease: May 2012/ July 2012 (The Landings) (Electric/Water Included; 1bed/1 bath in a 3 bed/3 bath) Contact Corey at corey118@gmail.com or at (347) 756-9688 3-23-12-5-3 Perfect sublease till July.It's a 2/2 Boardwalk apt. for $735/month + deposit. Call (352)278-5268. 3-21-3-3 Summer sublease $603 (May-August) at Looking Glass Apartments (one block from library west!) 1br/1ba in 3br/3ba, fully furnished room with washer/dryer in apt. email: elisemorales0492@yahoo.com cell:786-564-3922 3-20-12-2-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-25-72-4 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-28-12-85-4 Female roommate needed in furnished condo, 1.5 miles from UF $379/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more beautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 6/1/12 4-1112-20-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-25-72-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-25-12-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-25-12-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-25-12-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6


ALLIGATOR FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-25-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-12-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? 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WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2573-11 4-25-12-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. 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MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG UF Announces Basketball Ticket InformationTickets for this weeks West regional go on sale at 8:30 a.m. today. Tickets are $180 and include access to all three games in the regional. More Content OnlineFor extended coverage of the UF mens tennis teams upcoming match against USC and the UF golf teams, please visit alligatorSports.org.AP PhotoCoach Amanda Butler has the ninth-seeded Gators in the second round of the NCAA Tournament after Floridas 70-65 win against eighth-seeded Ohio State. UF will face undefeated Baylor on Tuesday. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Florida can now turn its focus to Brittney Griner and No. 1 Baylor. The Gators will face the nations top team Tuesday after winning since 2009. Brittney Griner is phenomenal, assistant coach Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick said. Shes almost an unstoppable machine. Florida (20-12) will take on Griner, the Big 12 Player of the Year, after shutting down Ohio States Samantha Prahalis, the Big Ten Player of the Year. The ninth-seeded Gators held Prahalis to just nine points and three assists in a 70-65 win against the eighth-seeded Buckeyes on Sunday in Bowling Green, Ohio. Prahalis averaged 20.1 points and 6.4 assists per game prior to the NCAA Tournament, but Floridas defense shut her down after halftime, causing her to miss all six second-half shots. We knew that she was going to try to take over the game, Kirkpatrick said. Just the feeling in our kids minds was, Look, [Prahalis] is were going to have to check her. Shutting down Prahalis helped minimize the effect of Buckeyes guard Tayler Hill, who led the Big Ten in scoring by averaging 20.3 points per game in the regular season. Hill scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting but disappeared down the stretch with just minutes. They have two kids that average over 20 points, and we wanted to focus on them a little bit more than we normally just single out a couple of players on a particular team, Kirkpatrick said. and picked up an assist on a late 8-3 run by Ohio State that cut Floridas Florida shuts down Big Ten POY, will face top seed Baylor next JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer OMAHA, Neb. For 10 exhilarating days last year, Mike Rosario watched from afar as his teammates made a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. Though he didnt travel with the Gators and was redshirting a season after transferring from Rutgers, seeing his teammates pile up victories late in March was something Rosario had always dreamed of. He watched on TV as his fellow Gators coasted to a pair of early-round wins and ended BYUs season in a Sweet 16 nail-biter. The next round, however, Floridas ride through The Big Dance stopped abruptly in an Elite Eight over time loss to Butler. This season and this team feel differ ent to Rosario. Now eligible, he was on the court for both of UFs double-digit wins in Omaha, Neb., and scored 12 points off the bench Sunday during Floridas 8450 third-round win against No. 15 seed Norfolk State. After helping the Gators rack up their two largest NCAA Tournament victories since the 2006-2007 national championship season, Rosario said he believes he and his teammates are on pace for an even bigger run than last year. We have more depth now and we can really make a big jump, Rosario said. We just have to stay focused on the task at hand. While their transition into the postseason has been anything but smooth Florida to remove some luster from its Selection Sunday resume Rosario believes playing tournament-caliber teams this season has given the Gators an edge in single-elimination games. We went up against the best of the Rosario enjoying different viewpoint this time aroundEND OF GREGULATIONOMAHA, Neb.Maybe Florida was just playing possum all season long. The Gators were no better than average defensively all year, but theyve turned it on when it matters most. On Friday, UF held Virginia to just 0.71 points per possession, by far the lowest the Cavaliers have scored in a game this season. Florida put on a similar display Sunday against Norfolk State, holding the upstart Spartans to just .59 points per possession Norfolk in an impossibly large 28-point hole. If UFs commitment to defense holds and the Gators maintain the kind of intenTournament games, this team has what it takes to make a run at a national title. The Gators entered the Tournament with in the early rounds. Three-reliant Florida ranked third in 89th in defensive efSunday, according to KenPom.com. eerily similar to the trio of top-four seeds that got knocked off in the Tournaments opening round. Two-seed Duke (11th in offense, 66th offense, 116th in defense) and four-seed Michigan (21st in offense, 59th in defense) were all three-reliant throughout the year, and each was handed a devastating opening-round upset. So how did Florida avoid the fate of its oddly similar counterparts? Defense. In one respect, the sudden emergence was highly unlikely. Yeguete for the season with a broken foot Defense emerges at key time to help spur pair of blowouts Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca SEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 15 SEE ROS ARIO, PAGE 15 SEE GREG, PAGE 15 [Brittney Griner is] almost an unstoppable machine.Brenda Mock KirkpatrickUF assistant coachRosario QuotableNot far enough. I want four more. (on Floridas win to earn berth in Sweet 16)Patric Young UF center


14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFreshmen Taylor Gushue (17) and Casey Turgeon (2) each hit solo home runs in Floridas 8-2 win against Vanderbilt on Sunday. UF BASEBALL BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer The No. 1 baseball team in the country started four freshmen in its lineup Sunday afternoon. This wasnt an exhibition or a midweek pushover it was Florida against Vanderbilt with a sweep in the opening weekend of Southeastern Conference play on the line. No one missed a beat. Its great that we can all be a part of this team and ue said. Its just humbling that we get to do that. Floridas lineup has become a running list of players who can contribute in a big way on any given day, 1, 3-0 SEC) overpowered the Commodores 8-2. If the game was ever in doubt, it was early very sophomore starter Jonathon Crawford fed Commoplay. [Crawford is] starting to believe that hes pretty good, and obviously were going to need him, UF Whitson back, I feel really good about our pitching staff. another baserunner in scoring position. Florida led 4-0 inning outing and still throwing 94 mph. For offensive support, he needed to look no further than a couple of his young teammates. Freshmen inthe scoring in the second with a solo homer that sailed After senior Preston Tucker notched his eighth long ball of the year in the third, Turgeon added Floridas second baseman said. Ill go up there looking for a good pitch and put the best swing I can on it. Floridas Nos. 1-5 hitters complemented the freshman prowess by all recording an RBI against Vander Tyler Beede, who has now begun his college career 0-3 turn down the majors last year. appearances without giving up a run when he allowed an RBI single to second baseman Andrew Harris in the ninth. Florida did not commit an error all weekend and only walked three batters en route to defeating Vanderbilt by a combined score of 23-5. Were playing really well right now, solid debeen a part of it. The lone dark spot came on Friday night when seSunday that Thompson has a torn ACL and will meet with doctors on Tuesday to decide the best option for treatment. Immediate plans have freshman Justin Shafer starting in left with senior Daniel Pigott shifting to center. I feel terrible, OSullivan said. Hes worked awfully hard to put himself in a great position, but well get together on Tuesday and see what all of our options are.Freshmen lead sweep of Vanderbilt Ill never be a power hitter. Ill go up there looking for a good pitch and put the best swing I can on it.Casey TurgeonUF second baseman


Junior Kenny Boynton led all scorers with 20 points on 7-of12 shooting after scoring just 10 points combined in Floridas past two games. His biggest contribution may have come on the glass, as the 6-foot-2 guard pulled down a career-high eight rebounds, one of three Gators to reach that mark Sunday. Ive never seen him rebound like that before, center Patric Young said. His rebounding Going in there and just tearing one down one time, he sees how it feels to be a big man and go in there and rip one down. points and four boards, playing 26 minutes. But his defense on Norfolk State center Kyle OQuinn helped hold the Spar tans big man to just four points and three boards one game after Missouri. Young said Florida wanted no part of helping Norfolk State continue its Cinderella story. We came into this game with a mindset knowing that everyone was going to be cheering for the Cinderella team. Everyone is all about that: the underdog story, he said. Everyone wants to see how far they can go the George Masons, the VCUs, the teams like that. We dont want to be a part of that teams run. Weve just got to go out from the gate and let them know that were not here to play around. But both Young and reserve guard Mike Rosario, who contributed 12 points and two key offensive rebounds off the bench, said the Gators will not be satisWe want more and want to keep going as far as we can, Rosario said. For the immediate future, more means No. 3 seed Mar quette, which will be waiting for No. 6 seed Murray State on Saturday. It feels like we havent really accomplished anything yet. Wed like to go further, Young said. Were here to win. Were here to cut down nets. Were here to not just make it to the tournament. it strong, the best way we can, hopefully all the way to the end with a championship. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@ alligator.org. lead to 65-63. It was the closest the game had been since UF took a 2-0 lead on a Jaterra Bonds layup 12 seconds into the game. At the end of the huddle I said, Look at me. Were going to win this. We got this, coach Amanda Butler said. The looks I got Following the timeout, Jennifer George, who led the Gators in the paint and pivoted to her left for a layup. Georges bucket or fewer. I commend Jennifer for continuing to shoot, continuing to attack, Kirkpatrick said. She was getting bumped down there, and thats OK. Thats what we wanted. A physical game always favors us. The Gators, boosted by 20 offensive rebounds, outscored the Buckeyes 16-5 in second-chance points. idas 81.3 defensive rebounding percentage 18.2 percentage points higher than its season average. We knew that we would have the inside advantage, Kirkpatrick said. After playing the underdog role against the Buckeyes, the Gators will do so again against Griner and the top-ranked Bears. As one of the last four teams selected to the NCAA Tournament, Jones said Florida is motivated to pull a second upset Tuesday. Ohio State talked a lot about being disrespected (because of its low seeding), Jones said. But we felt disrespected, too. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15Gators set sights on deep tourney run after eliminating Spartans New contributors key Floridas winsbest: Syracuse, Ohio State, Kentucky (three times) and Vanderbilt (twice), he said. We learned a lot from those games and now when its most important, we are coming together and bonding as one to take Coach Billy Donovan pointed to new contributors like freshman starter Brad Beal as well as bench players like Rosario and Casey Prather as a reason why Florida was able to make it back to the Sweet 16. points in both the Virginia and Nor folk State wins, the Gators have also Prather on Friday, followed by Rosarios recent 5-of-7 shooting perfor mance Sunday. Its been rewarding for them to have success, Donovan said. You see them go through ups and downs for the season and every team goes through those, but its been rewarding. After scoring just three points against Virginia, Rosario had eight against Norfolk State. Rosario nailed a 3-pointer with three seconds to play, giving Florida tum going into halftime, Donovan said. The 6-foot-3 guard also helped tage on the boards by hauling in two offensive rebounds, which led immediately to four Gators points. I didnt tell Mike, Hey, listen we need you scoring, Donovan said. When youre locked in those things can happen for you. He gave us good contributions. I think in this tournament you have to have different guys step up at different times. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org. ROSARIO, from page 13 W-HOOPS, from page 13George leads strong UF rebounding effortin terms of points per possession allowed. By leaps and bounds UFs best defender, Yeguete gave the Gators a versatile player who could guard every position but center and be a menace at the top of the press. But, with the surfacing of Casey Prather and the jelling of new rotations, Florida has been able to pressure opponents almost as effectively as it did with Yeguete in the lineup. A switch to the press helped the Gators climb out of an early 10-2 hole against the Cavaliers, and a similar switch paved the way for a 25-0 run against the Spartans on Sunday. In another respect, Floridas suddenly strong play on defense cant be considered all that shocking. When the Gators have struggled this season, the lapses were blamed on effort and focus. In the NCAA Tournament, where every game could be your last, it cant be too sur prising that Florida has found its groove on the defensive end and avoided similar mistakes. We proved that the last two games against Virginia and [Sunday against Nor folk State] that we could play really great defense and if we lock in on those things and come up with the loose balls and the rebounds, Patric Young said. We need to keep that intensity up every game. Shouldve had that from the beginning of the season. Maybe Brad Beal and Erving Walker with so much on the line, and maybe Kenny Boynton is crashing the defensive glass with more passion. ginia tied a season-high, and his eight against Norfolk State set a new one, as well as a career-high. A two-game sample against two aver age-at-best offensive teams isnt enough to say Florida will be a defensive juggernaut the rest of the way. optimistic than before the Tournament began. If the effort and intensity stay where theyve been the past two games, theres no reason Florida cant overcome the curse of three-happy, offense-reliant teams. The motivation of knowing whats on the line and whats at risk if we lose, we have to do those things to continue our season, Young said. If we do that and take care of those little things, we can keep going. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. GREG, from page 13 HOOPS, from page 1AP PhotoCoach Billy Donovan pointed to the efforts of Brad Beal (14 points, nine boards) and Mike Rosario (12 points) as catalysts to UFs win. Young


16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 UF SOFTBALL JONATHAN CZUPRYN Alligator Writer Sometimes, it is best to play the waiting game. Floridas ability to be patient is allowing the Gators to become an even more potent offensive threat. Coach Tim Walton has stressed in practices this season the value of going after the right pitch. The result: a squad with the best ratio of walks-to-strikeouts in the Southeastern Conference. With a 1.1-to-1 ratio, the Gators are the only SEC team to have more walks than strikeouts. Walks are part of our game, Walton said. Most people think we take a lot of pitches, but thats not the goal. The goal is to get you a good pitch early in the count, but if the team doesnt throw strikes, then dont chase. Thats our M.O. In Sundays 7-3 win against South Carolina, Florida (26-2, 7-1 pitches, and the wait was worth it. Sixteen of the 32 UF batters saw two-ball counts. Those 16 batters combined for four walks and three key hits: an RBI single, a home run and a double late in the game to put away South Carolina (19-12, 2-6). Alyssa Bache started and pitched three scoreless innings while Hannah Rogers closed things out for her 14th win of the season. Sophomore Cheyenne Coyle demonstrated patience and power Sunday, hitting a homer and drawing a walk. (We did better by) looking at strikes and taking balls, Coyle said. When people try too hard, maybe thats when things mess up. Its hard to be patient and wait for your pitch, though. Some pitches look good, then they break, and then its not the same pitch you saw. I think weight back and look for your pitch. Youre bound to get it. When Florida takes advantage of the right pitches, the results are impressive. The Gators have the second-most home runs in the SEC (34), the second-highest batting average (.332), and they have scored the second-most runs (183). Thats what weve been worktice, Walton said when asked how I call it aggressively disciplined. Thats why we can hit some home runs, too. A prime example of what composure at the plate can do is junior Kelsey Horton, who leads the SEC with nine home runs and 29 RBI. Horton also has one of the best walk-to-strikeout ratios on the team with 1.2 walks for every strikeout. Freshman Lauren Haeger, who went 3 for 4 Sunday with a home run, has the highest ratio, drawing 2.4 walks for every strikeout. We have strong people on our team, Coyle said. There are a lot our little tiny players have pop. But were disciplined, and we go over everything in practice. And when we are not hitting as well, we can always play small ball to get those things going. Coyle, Haeger homer as patient Gators sweep Gamecocks ELI MARGER Alligator Writer In the midst of a Southeastern Conference slate described as brutal by coaches and players, Florida mens tennis team will travel to No. 1 USC, the three-time defending national champions. While the Trojans (17-0) will put their 37-match home win streak on the line, the Gators will travel nearly 2,500 miles for their biggest challenge of the year. The Gators scheduled a home-andhome against the Trojans and hosted them last spring, losing 4-3. Im basically against going to the West Coast, coach Andy Jackson said. Im against going to L.A. because I think its a lot of work for one match. But I really like the coach. I think that they have a great team, and they were willing The trip comes with Florida sitting at 2-2 in SEC play, although both losses were 4-3 affairs. After losing close to Kentucky, UF would probably prefer working at home this week. Instead, the Gators will face the Trojans, whose closest match this season was a 4-3 win against No. 2 Ohio State. Its not like I said, Its going to be great for us to go to back to L.A. when weve lost a tough one to Kentucky, and instead of taking a week off, lets go kill ourselves in L.A., Jackson said. Right now, I dont really feel like [the scheduling has] worked out well, but thats because of hindsight. Every decision looks bad if you lose. For the full story, see alligatorSports.org.Florida faces tough trip out West vs. No. 1 USC KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Writer Its not every day that you hear about a freshman leading her team to victory. Camilla Hedberg did just that this weekend at home in the SunTrust Gator Womens Invitational. After a steady start on Sunday, Hedberg went on to make two birdies against one bogey the rest of the way, giving her a round of 69 (-1). This was her second round under par as she recorded a three-day score of 208 (-2). I played pretty good today. I stayed very calm, Hedberg said. I started with 11 pars in a row so it was kind of a boring round, but it was safe. The freshman tied for second overall, which helped the Gators win their home tournament for the second year in a row with a team score of 864 (+24), beating Alabama by one stroke. against here at our home tournament, and to beat Alabama by one down the stretch shows ished seventh. We really prepared well, and it paid off. While the women were busy trying to repeat last seasons win, the men were unable to bring home a win from Statesboro, Ga. Schenkel Invitational after shooting 17-under (847). Alabama ran away with the tournament, to a 22-stroke victory. Were still learning and improving, although it cant happen quick enough after seeing what Alabama did out there this week, UF mens golf coach Buddy Alexander said. That was an impressive display of golf. For the full story, see alligatorSports.org. Hedberg leads UF women to repeat win; men finish third Coyle Evan Jensen