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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 130 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Students responding to university alcohol amnesty policyThere have been eight calls this semester, pg 3. Contact info on key tags could save time in emergenciesI-75 accidents inspired company to sponsor program, pg 5. Florida guards Brad Beal and Kenny Boynton are still debating whether or not to return next season. See story, page 13. 90 /63 UF law student elected president of Florida College DemocratsHe will lead the 22 Florida chapters, pg. 4. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffIts a Dogs WorldGainesville resident Bruce Baber, 65, walks dogs along South Main Street on Monday afternoon. He has walked dogs professionally for 25 years. ANDREWS IS BEING PAID $15,000 TO SPEAK. EMILY MILLERAlligator Contributing WriterErin Andrews, ESPN sportscaster and UF graduate, will share her story at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday evening. Accent Speakers Bureau and the Womens Student Association are teaming up to host the free event, which will begin at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m., and Telecommunication sophomore Tori Petry, 19, said she looks to Andrews as an example of breaking the stereotype that claims sports are for men. Petry said she hopes to become a sideline reporter or sports anchor. Accent chairman Corey Portnoy said Andrews ties to UF In addition to being a sportscaster and journalist for ESPN, Andrews served as co-host of ESPNs College GameDay in 2011. She was also a contributor to Good Morning America on ABC. Andrews will receive $15,000 to speak and answer questions from the audience. Womens Student Association President Kathy Keeter said Andrews ties into the overall theme of this years Womens History Month, Making History Ours, and hopes female students will feel empowered after hearing her speak.Erin Andrews to speak at Phillips CenterLOCAL CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Contributing WriterThe Gainesville area now has the secondlowest unemployment rate in Florida a welcome statistic to students who will soon be looking for jobs. According to data released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunities, the unemployment rate for the Gainesville metropolitan area fell to 7.1 percent. The rate has been decreasing for three months and is now behind that of Fort Walton Beach area, which has a 6.6-percent jobless rate. The reports local rates are not seasonally adjusted. The number of people with jobs in the Gainesville metropolitan area, which includes Alachua and Gilchrist counties, jumped by 1,373 to 127,641 in February. Alachua Countys overall unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent in February from 7.3 percent in January, according to the report. The statewide unemployment rate fell to 9.4 Unemployment rate second in Florida TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterA Gainesville man died last weekend while cave diving in a north Tampa spring. Marson A. Kay, 29, of 5417 NW 35th Drive, became wedged in a cavern that was too tight to swim through on Saturday afternoon. He was trying to reach the waters surface at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, but a Hernando dead at the scene. Kay was part of a six-man team that dove to the cave for Karst Underwater Research, a environments for researchers. Karst Underwater relies on volunteers, like Kay. The group descended about 180 feet into the water at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. When surface, he took a different path than the rest of his team. Kay might not have been able to free strongly in the opposite direction, a sheriffs Other members of the caving team tried to pry Kay loose. Karst Underwater President Brett Hemphill called 911, and a rescue team was on the scene within three minutes, accordKay, he was dead, his mask pushed up to his forehead. Family members, co-workers and friends declined to be interviewed, saying they needed a few days to themselves before they would feel comfortable talking. However, they added that Kay loved to dive. In his driveway sits a new motorboat. He just bought it, one family member said. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.orgGainesville cave diver dies in Tampa springSEE UNEMPLOYMENT, PAGE 4Andrews Marson Kay was 29 years old


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 130 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?VIVA EUROPE! Film Fest Today, 6 p.m. Alachua County Library, Millhopper branch, 3145 NW 43rd St. Enjoy 10 short films from European directors each night this week leading up to the main festival on Saturday. For more information, see www. ces.ufl.edu/outreach/viva_ europe The Challenges and Promises of Unauthorized Immigration Today, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. La Casita, 1504 W University Ave. Professors Philip Williams and Manuel Vasquez, the co-authors of Living Illegal: The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration, will be sparking a conversation on the effects of immigration. Feel free to take part or just listen in, everyone is welcome. First Generation Film Screening Today, 8 p.m. Reitz Union Auditorium This film is about four high school seniors trying to beat the odds and be the first in their families to attend college. Everyone is welcome. Cantina Beats Cancer Today, 10 pm. 101 Cantina Come join Painting Smiles for the Future, VENSA (Venezuelan Student Association), and PASS (Peruvian American Student Society) at an event featuring DJ Padrino. There will be all types of music including salsa, merengue, reggaeton, techno and todays Top 40. All profits will be donated to Childrens Cancer Caring Centers Camp Fiesta. Cover is $5 all night. For more info check the Facebook event. RUB Presents: Circumstance Today, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Reitz Union Auditorium. The story of a wealthy Iranian family who struggles to contain a teenagers growing sexual rebellion and her brothers dangerous obsession serves as the foreign film of the month. All showings are free and open to the public. Church in the Wild: A Renewed Religion Today to Saturday Christian Study Center of Gainesville Today, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Does God Love the Pious? Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Jesus Was a Carpenter Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Somethin Pastors Dont Preach Friday, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: to come. IBC is located across the street from Library West. For more information about the film or the IBCinema series, contact Dr. Johnson at johnj@multicultural.ufl.edu. Golden Key Final General Body Meeting Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Turlington, Room L011 Check out Golden Keys final general body meeting of the semester to catch up on this springs events, get a head start on next fall and enjoy free pizza and soda. Life Planning 101 Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Alachua County Library, Millhopper branch, 3145 NW 43rd St. The Roark Law Firm will be hosting a free and open discussion about wills, trusts, living wills and the other steps you can take to reduce the burdens created by the death or incapacity of a loved one. The firm will be talking about what happens if you die or become incapacitated in Florida, and also touch on a couple of the things that every parent should have in place for their children. Drinks and snacks will be provided and a question and answer session will follow the talk. Keep Hope Alive: A Suicide Awareness Forum and Vigil Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reitz Union Amphitheater There will be guest speakers, a suicide multi-dimensional perspective panel and an expressive part including poetry, song and speech. The event will conclude with a candlelight remembrance ceremony for all those who lose their lives everyday to suicide. 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. Tears, Blood, and Lies Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Walk through the Fire Why I hate religion, but love Jesus: a video on YouTube that went viral two months ago and today has more than 20 million views. It has caused conver sations all over the world about religion and its relevancy in todays society. At Church in the Wild, we will continue the conversation. International speakers, Jeff Tatarchuk and Justin Wilson, will engage discussion on a variety of topics. Each day there will be free food and live music by Milton Doggette. For more information visit www.babyisaac. org or email uf.babyisaac@ gmail.com. Cruelty Free Cosmetics Today and Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reitz Union Colonnade Stop by the Student Animal Alliances Cruelty Free Cosmetics event this week to try out some vegan makeup alternatives that are not tested on animals. Get pampered with a free makeover or try out some free makeup samples, and find out about cruelty-free options. Collaborating with Strangers workshop Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Marston Science Library, Main Floor Unmask your creative potential, find quick ways to make long-term connections and turn small talk into big ideas. The workshop connects students and faculty on campus during 3-minute speed meetings. Sponsored by the George A. Smathers Libraries. Information and registration: www.uflib.ufl. edu/pio/CoLAB/home. html. Institute of Black Culture presents Promised Land Wednesday, 6 p.m. Institute of Black Culture In this weeks IBCinema, the Institute of Black Culture will be showing the documentary film Promised Land, which tells the story of two land struggles in South Africa by a black African community and a black African family that are attempting to claim land they believe is rightfully theirs. Everyone is welcome WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 83/60 THUNDER STORMS 83/61 THUNDER STORMS 83/65 PARTLY CLOUDY 90/64 PARTLY CLOUDY 90/63


TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 CLARE LENNONAlligator Staff WriterUF students are making more alcohol-related emergency calls, and not be a bad thing. In Fall 2010, paramedics examstudents, according to information from Maureen Miller, GatorWells Coordinator for Alcohol and Other were examined or transported. Miller told the UF Community Alcohol Coalition on Monday morning that students could be responding to the medical amnesty policy, which withholds charges and school discipline when students call in alcohol abuse cases. She said after the meeting that the policy went into effect April 2011. this semester, the same as the total for Spring 2011. dent for Student Affairs, said the dents letting drunk friends sleep it off. out of the process of calling for help, he said. He pointed out that no UF stuyear. Freshman Molly Ammon died from alcohol poisoning in Spring 2011, and her friends and family recently created a Facebook page encouraging students underage or not to call 911 when needed. Miller said she will educate incoming students about alcohol abuse dent assistants last week. Contact Clare Lennon at clennon@ alligator.org. Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffChief of Police for Santa Fe College Ed Book speaks about underage drinking on Monday morning in Emerson Alumni Hall. Students responding to university alcohol amnesty policy THE TEENS HAD A BB GUN. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSOGDEN, Utah Four Utah teens armed with a BB gun told deputies they were inspired by a scene from an running naked through an Ogden-area neighborhood. Authorities said Wednesday the teens were spotted streaking in the resnorth of Salt Lake City at about 2 a.m. Sunday. When a deputy responded, a 17-year-old girl ducked behind a tree, while the three teenage boys kept running and were found shortly after. The teens said they brought the BB gun because they feared they would be attacked by deer during the jog. and let them off with a warning. Naked Mile features a high school student who wants to join a college campus tradition of running a mile naked.Utah teens naked run inspired by American Pie JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterUF researchers, along with scientists from six other centers, were recently awarded a disease therapies. search, which uses patients bone marrow and heart cells for therapies, according to a news release. The National Institutes of Healths National centers. million, according to the release. gator, said the money will pay the salaries of work for research. UFs team includes branches The group hopes to generate new cells and tion better, he said. ease, Pepine said. The rest of the money went to patient care, the data coordinating center and other centers, Pepine said. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator.org.UF gets $5-million portion of grant for heart disease research Many of us believe that this is the next frontier in the therapy of cardiovascular disease.Dr. Carl J. PepineUFs principal investigatorThere have been eight calls so far


4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012David Carr / Alligator StaffTim Mason poses for a photo on Monday afternoon. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator WriterTim Mason is already a justice, and now he will be president. Mason, an associate justice of the UF Supreme Court, was elected Sunday as the Florida College Democrats 2012-13 president. The Florida College Democrats held its annual convention last weekend at Florida State University. Four teen chapters were present to vote Mason, a 23-yearold Orlando native and second-year UF law student, president Sunday, said Erin Murphy, vice president of Florida College Democrats and president of UF College Democrats. Mason will lead the 22 state College Democrats chapters in furthering the Democratic Party. Mason was the only UF student running for an executive position, according to the Florida College Democrats website. His opponent was Paige Brice from the University of Central Florida. Ben Cavataro was the last UF student to be state president, in the 2009-10 school year, Mason said. I felt honored, and Im focused on the future, he said. He said his No. 1 goal in the fall semester will be to get President Obama re-elected. Central to that would be getting students registered to vote and then getting them to show up at the polls on Election Day, he said. During the spring semester, he said he will be working on a legislative agenda, which will focus on Floridians access to higher education. Mason has been a member of the College Democrats for four years. Before joining the UF College Democrats in the fall of 2010, Mason was a member at UCF, where he received a bachelors degree in political science in Spring 2010. He also attended Valencia College and received his associates degree a few months after graduating high school in 2007. committee, which revises the organizations constitution, for the UF College Democrats, Murphy said. Murphy, a 21-year-old environmental science senior, said she has known Mason for about three years. She met him at the annual convention in 2010 when it was hosted at UCF. Murphy said Mason will do a great job in his new position and is incredibly dedicated to the organization. Im very happy, Mason said. But at the same time, the gravity of the task is very humbling. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org.UF law student elected president of Florida College DemocratsStatewide rates are lowest since Feb. 2009percent in February with 869,000 people unemployed in Florida, according to the seasonally adjusted rate the lowest since about February 2009. In February 2011, the statewide unemployment rate was 10.8 percent, while the U.S. average was 9 percent. Alachua County spokesman Mark Sexton said the county, including Gainesville, is an ideal place for comIf you have a place thats green, exciting and has a lot going on culturally, I think its a place where companies are convinced thats where their employees want to be, he said. Colin Knapp, a visiting UF economics professor, said the decrease in the number of unemployed people and increase in the labor force is a good sign for economic growth. Gainesville is experiencing different labor market trends, he said. Gainesville is starting to see some job growth, but we arent decreasing the labor force, which is a good thing. Like many soon-to-be graduates, Sam Rudik, a 22-year-old economics senior, will be looking for work. He said the decline in local unemployment rates is a welcoming sign for future job opportunities. Im really optimistic about the economy, its recovery and what it means for my prospective entry into the workforce, he said. UNEMPLOYMENT, from page 1 Unemployment rates for FebruaryGainesville area: 7.1 percent Jacksonville area: 8.8 percent Tampa area: 9.4 percent Miami area: 9 percent Tallahassee area: 7.5 percent West Palm Beach area: 9.2 percent Florida, seasonally adjusted: 9.4 percent U.S., seasonally adjusted: 8.3 percent Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunities *City rates are not seasonally adjustedHEALTH MICHAEL SCOTT DAVIDSONAlligator Contributing WriterShands at UF plans to reopen its liver transplant program in the next two months, according to hosThe transplant program, which peaked in recent activity with 103 transplants in 2008, had transplants drop by more than 50 per cent during 2009. They stayed relaShands website. Shands voluntarily deactivated its liver and pancreas transplant programs in August, including transplants for children. Three sur geons had left the hospital in less than two months, and there were not enough faculty to provide needed care to patients, said Dr. Kevin Behrns, chair of the department of surgery at UF. Miami is the only location in Florida that will perform liver transplants for children. Last month, the department of surgery hired a new chief of transplantation surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Fair, United Network for Organ Sharing to resume liver transplants. Shands can currently evaluate patients for liver transplants but cannot put them on an organ donor waiting list. About 30 patients are interested in going back on the Shands waiting list, Behrns said, but it is uncertain how long the hospital will have to wait to perform a liver transplant. The median wait time for a patient on the Shands transplant list is three months, according to the Recipients. You need the appropriate recipient and the organ donor, Behrns said.Shands to reopen liver transplant program CODY NED ROMANOAlligator Contributing WriterResearchers have found conservative UF students may be happier than their liberal peers because of personality traits. UF psychology researchers John Chambers and Barry Schlenker studied more than 400 UF students over three years. Their research revealed conservative participants tended to exhibit greater optimism, self-esteem and feelings of control over their lives. The research provides a new explanation for what political psychologists call the happiness gap. In a 2006 Pew Research Center poll, 61 percent of Republicans said they were very happy as opposed to only 47 percent of Democrats. This created a mystery for researchers. Factors such as income, religion and age accounted for part of the gap, but they wondered if there was a deeper psychological explanation. In 2007, two social psychologists from New York Univer sity took a crack at the puzzle. Analyzing the happiness gap in the United States and nine other countries, professors Jaime Napier and John Jost concluded conservatives were happier because of their ability to rationalize inequalities. For example, right-wingers may perceive the difference between rich and poor in the U.S. as natural or inevitable, wheretroublesome. Public relations senior Hannah Brown, 28, describes herself as politically neutral. She said shes seen these differences play out in debates on Turlington Plaza and in class. I think conservatives focus more on control and responsibility, she said, and liberals think more about systems. Yet Chambers and his UF colleagues thought this wasnt enough to explain a persistent difference in well-being. By ar guing that conservatives have positive personality traits, they triggered a barrage of criticism. esting and useful, Jost said, but I think the paper goes too far. It ends up telling an incomplete, Pollyanna-ish story. Chambers, however, defended his political neutrality. Listen, he said, I dont have a pony on the track here.Study: Conservatives happier than liberals I dont have a pony on the track hereJohn ChambersUF psychology researcherHe will lead 22 Florida chapters I felt honored, and Im focused on the future.Tim MasonFlorida College Democrats president


TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 THE PROGRAM WILL START IN THE FALL. KATHRYN VARNAlligator Contributing WriterStudents can help their fellow Gators by cleaning up a different type of swamp. Student organizations can sign up to clean and maintain conservation areas on The program will launch at the start of ganizations have gotten a head start. dinator. Student organizations can get involved responsible for keeping it clean from August to the following August, she said. near the Levin College of Law. ronmental and Land Use Law Society, has been maintaining the area since 2007. mester to pick up litter, clear trails and clear lyn Thiboult, senior president of GreenLaw. to enjoy the outdoors and not be stuck in the While the UF Wetlands Club is not an 13,931 pounds of trash from the Bivens Arm Bhomia, the organizations president. lected from central campus wetlands after a ity last semester, Pennington said.Clubs can adopt a swamp through sustainability officeSAFETY BRITTANY BORSANYIAlligator Contributing WriterVictor Hazy has been thinking of ways terstate 75 in January took 11 lives. tags that attach to key rings. I.C.E. is written on the front of the tags to alert police of emergency contact numbers stroyed or missing in an accident. him to sponsor the key tags, which are free. can see your wallet but wont know who to Tom Force, CEO of I.C.E. Keytags, said Hazy is the only one sponsoring the key tags in North Florida. People can also download a free EMS information form from the I.C.E. Keytag cal information to rescue workers, such as ies and medications. said he thinks the I.C.E. key tag would need a big campaign to succeed. and dial the last number called or look for ogy and conservation freshman, said she would consider getting an I.C.E. key tag. keep their emergency numbers in their phones, but their phones can get crushed or Contact information on key tags could save time in emergencies Hank Spurlin


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORThe 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 opinions@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.Todays question: Will you go see Erin Andrews?103 TOTAL VOTES28% YES 72% NOMondays question: Did you participate in Dance Marathon this year? Nanny NitwitsBloomberg bans donations to homelessA new proposal by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has many people scratching their heads, and rightly so. Bloomberg might as well be King of the Nannies, given his record on trying to ban, tax and regulate everything he can get his hands on in New York City. In 2010, according to The New York Times, Bloomberg proposed a tax on soda he argued would reduce consumption driving down obesity rates and the accompanying medical costs. The following year, Bloomberg said governments highest duty was to halt the worldwide epidemic of noncommunicable diseases. In other words, the mayor believes government must encourage all of us, through taxes, bans and regulations, to have better dietary habits. In January of this year, the nosy mayor pushed to make it harder to obtain alcohol in New York City by decreasing the number of places that sell adult beverages. Bloombergs philosophy of public health assumes it is the governments role to make us healthier, whether we want to or not. However, his latest decision will likely have even the most nanny-state-oriented people wondering where to draw the line. According to CBS New York, Bloomberg decided to ban food donations to homeless shelters because the city cant asThats right, because there are people out there whose main goal is to take the time, energy and effort to make extremely watch the homeless slowly die of heart disease and high cholesterol. It might be one thing to want to screen the food donated to homeless shelters to ensure that everything had been properly cooked, but to ban food donations is just downright insane. Not only will this proposal cost the city hundreds, if not thousands, in unnecessary food costs, but it will also likely lead to food shortages at homeless shelters across the city. Bloombergs duty to ensure that even the homeless receive properly regulated and healthy food could mean less food to go around and more hungry homeless people. So how, Mr. Bloomberg, are we supposed to regulate the fat, the city? Because, under your ban, more homeless will likely have to dig their way to a few scraps of garbage instead of getting safe, home-cooked meals donated by the most generous in the city. Bloombergs move also completely ignores a new study from the American Journal of Hypertension which found litones life. Do you know what does shorten ones life, Mr. Bloomberg? Starvation.If you havent seen The Hunger Games already, do yourself a favor and go see it. cal, over-hyped teen novel trilogies (say, the Twilight and Harry Potter series), The Hunger Games meets all expectations. Just make sure you dont go on a full stomach; the camera is a tad shaky at times. Ill spare the spoilers, but The Hunger Games pulls you into the trial and triumph of Katniss Everdeen. Superb acting, an intriguing plot and an ending ripe for a promising sequel makes for a blockbuster. The hype does not disappoint. The Hunger Games grossed more than $155 million its opening weekend. I havent read the series, so I cant testify how true the movie is to the book. While Suzanne Collins should be applauded for her success with the series, she should also be recognized for her foresight, however alarming it may be. toxicity of reality television and society. Think about it: Twenty-four teens between the ages of 12 and 18 are chosen from different parts of the nation to dent upon winning over sponsors. Before the Games, they have to dress to impress for the audience and speak with the television host. Everything that goes on in the Games is fabricated for higher ratings. war nation), but to me it clearly speaks of the disillusioned glamor of reality television and the race to pack in the most over-the-top shock value for the audiences indulgence. Take the Jersey Shore cast, for example. We put this group in a room with a bunch of cameras. Tensions run Younger, more susceptible viewers want to enjoy the same fame, unaware of what goes on behind the camera. People get hooked: Team this and Team that shirts are sold, and viewers pine for more outrageous drama on the set. Weve become obsessed, cheering for our favorite reality TV star to sabotage other players for his or her own advantage. a friend of Katniss, says it best: What if one year everyone just stopped watching? Then they wouldnt have the Games. What if people just stopped watching reality TV? Its a guilty pleasure for many, but has it really become Americas unhealthy addiction? Reputations get trashed for the world to see, and people change for the worse in front of the camera. The only ones who win are the fat-cat producers laughing their way to the bank. Snooki and the Situation may not be shooting arrows and physically stabbing each other, but theres enough verbal backstabbing going around to do some damage. We need to remember that though these people voluntarily agree to be in these shows (unlike The Hunger Games), theyre still people. And yet we smile at their demise. Im not calling for viewers to quit these shows coldturkey, but when the drama becomes so overblown to the point that it gets unbelievably fake, then its time to change the channel. If raunchy shows are your thing, TV has much more to offer than Jersey Shore or Real Housewives in the bazillion channels available (Im talking about South Park, Tosh.0, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia). Theres more to the TV guide than cheap reality television. Happy watching, and may the odds be ever in your favor. Colleen Wright is a journalism freshman at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays. Colleen Wrightopinions@alligator.org


TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 What Americans have experienced in the course of the last three years has been a cacophony of Arab political upheavals, achievements and a divided nation. islative accomplishments, President Obamas reelection remains eerily uncertain, compounded by several factors both in and out of his control. president will be re-elected, one has to look at the state of the economy. their pocketbooks. The U.S. economy is currently Earlier this week, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke told ABC News, We havent quite yet dent that were on a track to full recovery. However, there were 2 percent fewer forecloto RealtyTrac. than 200,000 jobs added last December. quarter of 2011, but these numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show some foundation for an imcession. poll found that 69 percent of Americans believe we stable Middle Eastern nation, just as the U.S. prepares to depart. pears to be the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran, which Israel has already stated it will not tolerate. The relationship between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel is tainted with a At the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference on March 5, Netanyahu stated, Weve waited for diplomacy to work, weve waited for sanctions to work. None of us can afford to wait much lonother headache, especially if Netanyahu decides to launch a preemptive attack on Iran, potentially U.S. at risk. complishments, may be dealt a major blow by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care act, if the tion. dividual mandate remains the source of the bills Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito. Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kennedy reIf the bill is entirely thrown out, Obama will be effort, will be squandered. Americans and much of his base. However, Obama In the 2012 election, every vote will count. Even day estimated at more than $240 million, may not super PACs will soften Obamas formidable pur It still is possible for Obama to narrowly win his re-election, especially when you consider the divided Republican nomination process and eventual battered nominee. In any case, this election still contains a lot of uncertainty about where the president will stand with the American electorate. Guillermo Pradieu is an English sophomore at UF.Obamas re-election prospects uncertainGuest column T and more than half of Americans favor its repeal. Now, it is achievement. even be constitutional. Aside from the basic question of whether or not the Supreme Court can hear the case (based on the Anti-Injunction Act), the primary question before the court is a simple one: Does the minimumlate interstate commerce? The left will continue to cite precedents such as Wickard v. FilWhile these two cases and others expanded the latitude of Conthe unique nature of this particular case. The individual mandate in question does not only permit Coned and unnecessary. Why is there any need for freedom of contract Paul Clement notes in his brief on behalf of Florida and the other states represented in this case: The power to compel a per son to enter into an unwanted commercial relationship is not some And as we have seen in the decades lation, this can be a very slippery slope, If youre familiar with the Patriot Act, it becomes obvious we care. constantly feeds us, the Republican position on Obamacare is repeal and replace not repeal and relax. From the earliest debates, Republicans have advocated a more structure. Taxpayer-supported health insurance imminently leads ready happened to our welfare system. Do we really want it affectnatives to Obamacare. If the Supreme Court severs the individual mandate or decides cause of its own demise. Brendan Pringle is a columnist for the Mustang Daily at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.Supreme Court should rule against health care legislationUWireBrendan PringleUWire Guillermo PradieuSpeaking Out


8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffFire Drill Sally Ince / AlligatorA Growing Success LAUREN ADAMSONAlligator Contributing WriterMike Myers stood in the middle of a spacious warehouse among Winnie-the-Pooh cake toppers, neon-colored toy soldiers and silver jacks. Myers, co-founder of the Repurpose Project, put the used items on display as part of the upcycling movement. Upcycling, which is the process of taking materials and reusing them, has recently gained popularity among some artists and eco-friendly residents. To encourage the movement in Gainesville, Myers opened the doors to his Walk Gainesville. At the Repurpose Project warehouse, artists transform soda can tabs into earrings and weave cassette tapes into evening purses. Bookshelves were mounted to the wall with VHS tapes as makeshift shelves. Myers says the artists inspirations make the Repurpose Project different from other sustainable initiatives. said. Sarah Butz, who attended the organizations opening, came in to explore the warehouse during Art Walk Gainesville and says the project is different from anything she has seen. Its got some really weirdo stuff, which Abe Sloan, who also attended the Art Walk, said the building is more than just a place to sell items. Its a place to collaborate and workshop. She said the warehouse is an inspirational place. Andrea Goodsaid, another opening attendee, said she liked the idea of the upcyMyers said the purpose of the Repurpose Project is to educate people so they will rethink what they throw away. Recycling has been part of his life for several decades. Myers got his start with reusing when Ark. Now he helps run the Repurpose Project. This three-part warehouse functions as an artist workspace, an art gallery and a reuse art supply store. The Gainesville community has been receptive of the project, he said. In the future, he wants to start up repurposing workshops for children to bring the movement to the next generation. Angela Hoppe, a Gainesville artist, said the Repurpose Projects mission is near and dear to her heart. The project is going out and reaching the public with an emphasis toward children She likes that the project is introducing children to various types of art. Its not just the traditional, Sit down Artists transform recyclables into art to promote upcyclingCRIME BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Writercer Wilfredo Perez was driving with his wife when they were almost hit by a Chevrolet Impala. When they pulled up beside it, a passenger in the back seat held up a handgun and chambered it. Early Monday morning, Jamaal ence and his back-seat passenger, arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Perez and his wife were driving west on West University Avenue at 1:42 a.m. when Owens almost caused the collision. Owens then drove off erratically, said GPD spokeswoman Cpl. Angelina Valuri. Both vehicles stopped for a red light at 22nd Street and West University Avenue. Perez rolled down his wifes window and asked if everything was all right, Valuri said. The passengers in the car immediately became hostile and were Dortly held up a Hi-Point .38caliber semi-automatic handgun and worked the slide, as if to load a round in the chamber, police said. Perez said he saw Dortly point the gun at his car. Perezs wife screamed and Owens drove off, Valuri said. Perez followed the car and called Newberry Road. His blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit. Owens told police he drank half a cup of vodka at a bar with his brother. Dortly told police he had a gun, but he denied displaying it. The gun was found near where Dortly was sitting. Contact Ben Brasch at bbrasch@ alligator.orgwMan charged with pointing Owens


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Call 335-7066 for info. 4-25-12-72-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-25-11-72-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD Plasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 Gatornest 300 NW 18 ST $550 1BR/1BA 3 blocks to UF Gatorside 1600 NW4 AVE $450 1BR/1BA 4 blocks to UF Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA Bike to UF No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 4-25-12-72-2 SUN KEY~SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 999~1001 SW 16th Avenue Close to UF, Shands & Vet School 2BR/1BA Sun Key units starting at $550 2BR/1.5BA Sun Harbor units starting at $575 Furnished Sun Key units available for Fall! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041/352.376.6720 4-25-11-80-2 2, 3, 4, & 5 BR houses blocks to UF. Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352-359-3341/3595584 4-25-12-62-2 Trend's Student Rentals of the Month! Biven's North Huge 3BR Lakefront The Lofts 3BR condo on Univ Ave Near Law School 3/2 1,907 sf Text "Trend" to 313131 Trend4Rent.com 4-25-74-2 SUN KEY~SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 999~1001 SW 16th Avenue 1BR/1BA close to UF, Shands & Vet School Sun Key units starting at $475 Sun Harbor units $525 Furnished Sun Key units available for Fall! 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Prefer grads/quiet adults. 4-4-1219-2 3 Bed House $900/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 4-10-12-20-2 ***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 4-10-12-20-22BR/2.5BA LUXURY CONDO1/2 mile from campus. On busline. Free internet. W/D, clubhouse. $800/mo. 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10, ALLIGATOR 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 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 4-6-12-15-2 2BR/2BA w Study, Screened porch, end unit (Rockwood Villas) $750/m, close to UF, I-75, shopping and bus; partially furnished, W/D, 904.874.5774 5-24-12-30-2 ********AVAILABLE NOW ******** 1 BR Apartment close to UF. 116 NW 7th Ter. $495/mth. Also Downtown Studio Apt. 216 SW 3rd Ave. $325/mth. Call 870-2760. 4-3-12-10-2 Charming 3BR/2BA home. CLOSE TO UF & SHANDS. Fenced in backyard. W/D, D/W, Garage, Wood flooring. Pets allowed. Move in Aug 1. $1,600/mo. Call 813-767-6629. 4-4-12-10-2 2BR/1BA, Central A/C, Mobile home on shady lot. On busline. Laundry room, No pets. From $345 $420/mo. Incl water. 1st MONTH FREE RENT. Vacant lots available 4546 NW 13th St. Call 376-5887 4-25-242 Close to UF. 3BR/2BA, 119 NW 11th St; 3BR/1BA, 1022 NW 4th Ave. Cent A/C, W/D hook-ups. No pets. $1700/mo. AND 2BR/1BA, 912 SW 6th Ave. $700/mo. All from Aug 16th 1 year lease. Call 359-1508 4-5-10-2 3/2 1,500 sq. ft., 1.1 acre lot, 2 car gar. Built in '05; Meadows on the Prairie. Off Archer Rd, 6 mi. W of I75. 10-15 min. to UF; 1520 min. to SFC. $600/mo. Master BR, $550/ mo. other rooms All utils incl 727-224-5847 4-25-12-23-2 Campus Edge 2360 SW Archer #618 2BR/2BA SS appliances + W/D, $1200/mo incl Internet & Cable! Pool & Fitness ctr. Call 901-581-0135 Walk to class, Shands on busline 5-31-12-28-2 Avail Aug 1. Need 4 students Poolside 4BR/4BA Countryside Condo. Commute UF/SFC, 2 bus rts, furn common area, W/D, Unfurn BRs, $365ea w/util cap, BR furn avail. $200 dep.Text/ph 386-233-0011, ph 386-676-9703, Nukken1@aol.com 4-2012-19-2 Female to rent room in 3/2 beautifully updated condo in quiet, attractive develop ment. W/D, water, garb incl. $375 + 1/3 util. Swimming pool, weight room, on bus route. Avail Aug (727)455-4204. 4-3-12-5-2 Bellaproperties.net 335-5424 Great houses 3br/2ba &5br/3ba and quite 2br/2ba all on RTS bus line, close to shop ping and UF .full serv &HS internet 4-5-7-2 3BR/2BA HOUSE, near UF, VA, Shands. 3627 SW 15th St. across from I-Hop. Fenced large backyard, fireplace. Available $850/mo. Prefer students or professionals 327-2931 or 376-6183. 1BR/BA Suite Also Avail $375/mo 4-3-12-5-2 2brm/2bth available Rent $650 Deposit $500 call 352-367-1956 or cell 352-262-8050 or email stevemalu@yahoo.com 4-12-12-102 **********STUDENTS**********1,2,3 & 4 Bedroom Houses and Apartments available for Fall. All close to UF and Downtown. Call 870-2760 4-25-12-19-2 7 blks to UF, 4BR/3BA, 2 masters, POOL, HOT TUB, 2500sf, 2 prchs, 5 car park, responsible students or professionals only. $2375/mo Aug, yr. lease. 352-222-0211 4-5-12-5-2 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE OVERLOOKING A LARGE POND. Located west of Campus Credit Union on County Road 20, Millrun Subdivision. Clean & neat. $700/mo. Call 352-871-7801 pfitz100@yahoo.com 4-1212-10-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. DONT WAIT TO PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE ADLast spring semester paper published on April 25th.CALL TODAY!!!orPLACE YOUR AD AT WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG 1 bed/bath in a 4/4 for end April-end July at the University Club Apts.$424/month inclu sive. Offering a $200.00 cash bonus,and split subleasing fees. Females only. Please email: subleasingmyaptforsummer@aol.com 4-3-5-3 Jefferson 2nd Summer A/B Sublease Female preferred1bd&bth in a 4x4 Close to downtown & campus (863)-224-6224 rachelahunt@ufl.edu 4-6-12-5-3 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 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. 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Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 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. 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TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG UF playing in Jacksonville todayFloridas top-ranked baseball team plays UNF tonight at 7 in Jacksonville. See story, page 15. Davis, Kentucky rollNational player of the year Anthony Davis made just 1 of 10 from FRESHMAN GUARD HAS UNTIL APRIL 29 TO DECLARE FOR NBA DRAFT. GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer Florida guard Brad Beal said Sunday night that he has not decided whether he will enter the NBA draft or return to school for his sophomore season. Beal traveled to St. Louis on Friday to discuss his options with his family. He returned to Gainesville on Sunday night. The NBAs deadline for underclassmen to declare is April 29, and Beal said he plans to take the majority of the month to reach his decision. The NCAAs deadline for an underclassman to declare is April 10. However, if a prospect does not reach a decision by April 10, he still has the opportunity to declare as long as he does so before the NBAs April 29 deadline. Beal scored 14.8 points per game and grabbed a team-high 6.7 rebounds per game during his freshman season, leading scouts and analysts to project him to be selected as high as No. 3 in the upcoming draft, which will be held on June 28. Beals NBA decision has been a topic of conversation for weeks, but he mostly avoided those questions during the season. When that time comes after this season Im going to sit down with coach and my family and AP Photo Florida players (from left) Kenny Boynton, Erving Walker, Brad Beal, Patric Young and Erik Murphy answer questions during a Sweet 16 media session in Phoenix. Beal and Boynton are both still undecided about returning to the Gators next season. Beal returns from visit with family, still mulling decision TOM GREEN Alligator Staff Writer Latroy Pittman is already making a name for himself in Gainesville. After just three months on campus, the freshman wide receiver has impressed coach Will Muschamp during Floridas three weeks of spring practices. Latroy Pittman is a guy who is really coming on and doing a nice job, Muschamp said last week. Hes still swimming a little bit mentally, which is to be expected, but hes physical, he mixes it in well, hes made some Ive been very pleased with his progress to this point. That progress continued into Floridas weather-shortened scrimmage Saturday, when Muschamp said Pittman earned offensive player of the day honors. Muschamp said Pittman hauled in a deep ball from quarterback Jeff Driskel during the scrimmage despite good coverage by sophomore cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy. As one of six early enrollees the Gators brought in at the beginning of the semester, Pittman has earned the most praise from coaches this spring, especially at a position of need for Florida. Last season, the Gators struggled to as the teams wide receivers accounted for 69 of the teams 182 receptions. Only Deonte Thompson recorded Notebook: Pittman making waves; Gillislee cements role Everyone wants to know how Brad Beal will be celebrating his 19th birthday. The NCAA is hastily demanding to hear Beals plans by April 10. The NBA stated it can wait a little longer, until April 29. But Im guessing all of you reading would probably like to learn now. Will Beal be ringing in another year of life in the Prudential Center on June 28 onstage at the NBA Draft or is he going to be enjoying his birthday in the simpler, less Regardless of whether he chooses to return to Florida for his sophomore season or picks the cool, free draft hat and millions of dollars that come with a lottery picks cision. Unfortunately, he only has another 26 days to make it. While the NCAAs early entry deadline this year is an almost criminally unfair eight days after the national championship game, the NBA isnt doing collegiate underclassmen any favors either with its April 29 cutoff date. in recent memory, Beal and other potential draftees will not have the chance to attend any predraft workouts with NBA teams or gauge Just three years ago, college players were able to remove their names off the early entry list a week before the NBA Draft. Now, they have to make a concrete decision almost two months in advance, leaving essentially no time to test the proverbial draft waters. The new deadlines are rigged even more NCAAs future on-court product as well as college coaches, who will get an earlier handle on how their rosters will look next Early entry deadline should Muschamp SEE HOOPS, PAGE 14 SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 14 SEE BOOTHE, PAGE 14THE BOOTHE REVIEW John Boothetwitter: @jjboothe TweetableI wonder if cheeseburger Charlie is at the game tho lol.. Dee Finley, Former UF linebacker (on Charlie Weis attending the NCAA championship game)


14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012AP PhotoFlorida junior guard Kenny Boynton shoots over Louisvilles Chane Behanan during the Elite Eight. Boynton said Monday he is unsure if he will return for his senior season. Boynton also undecided; Young, Rosario returningwere just going to talk about it, Beal said March 23, the day before UFs Elite Eight game against Louisville. Even after the Gators fell 72-68 to end the season just short of the Final Four, Beal was mum on his future plans. Im still just affected by this loss, Beal said on March 24. Im not thinking about next season yet. Junior Kenny Boynton is still mulling over his decision, while junior Mike Rosario and sophomore Patric Young have both announced their intent to return, according to a UF release. Young averaged 10.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this year and is proof his size 6-foot-9, 247 pounds and athleticism. Boynton led the team in scoring at 15.9 points per game and would likely be drafted at the end of the second round, if at all. Rosario scored 6.6 points per game off the bench this season and probably ter overseas. If Florida were to return all of its underclassmen, the Gators would likely Erving Walker was UFs only senior, ed by incoming freshman guards Braxton Ogbueze, Michael Frazier and Dillon Graham. Of teams that reached the Elite Eight, only Kentucky, Ohio State and North Carolina also had just one senior playing However, all three of those schools project to lose underclassmen to the draft, with North Carolinas Harrison Barnes, Kendall Marshall and John Henson already declaring. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator. org. HOOPS, from page 13Boynton season. According to NCAA Proposal No. 2010-24, the rule is intended to help keep student-athletes focused on academics in the spring term and to give coaches a better idea of their roster for the coming year before the recruiting period is closed. Some coaches like Kentuckys John Calipari have made the rule perfectly clear. Its the dumbest thing ever, Calipari told ESPN.com. Its stupid. If this is about the kids, then thats the last thing this is about. After returning to Gainesville from a trip home to St. Louis, Beal stated Sunday night that he intended to take the majority of the month to make his decision. In the intermittent period between now and April 29 at 11:59 p.m., hell probably discuss again his future with the Gators with coach Billy Donovan, who of course had Magic in 2007. Donovans return to the college ranks at Florida came $27 million contract to become the Magics new coach on May 31, 2007. After testing the NBA coaching waters, Donovan was released from his contract on June 6, 2007. even a shred of the same courtesy anytime soon? Because whether its Florida, an NBA team, agents or fans, everyone wants to know as soon as possible what theyll be getting on Beals birthday come June 28. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. BOOTHE, from page 13Muschamp says quarterback battle to continue past springmore than 20 catches, and the unit hauled in just seven touchdowns on the season. So far this spring, Muschamp has been pleased with the downthe 6-foot, 201-pound Pittman has brought to the offense, saying the freshman is passing some guys on the depth chart. He understands every-down performance, blocking and doing things you got to do to be successful, and reading coverages and seeing coverages, Muschamp said. He goes out and makes plays. Gillislee locked in: Last week Muschamp said running back Mike Gillislee was on pace to shore up the No. 1 spot in FloriMonday morning, the Gators coach said Gillislee has all but locked up the job. Mike has distanced himself to be that guy, Muschamp said. Given Gillislees history of injuries during his time at Florida, Muschamp cautioned that the Gators need to establish depth behind the senior. As a result, Gillislees touches will be limited during the last week of spring practice, while the likes of Omarius Hines, Mack Brown, Trey Burton and Hunter Joyer see more snaps out of the We need to start creating some separation there because when you get in the season those reps, practice reps become hard for everybody to get, Muschamp said. Quarterback update: As Driskel and Jacoby Brissett continue to battle for the starting quarterback role, Muschamp said Monday there still has not been any separation between the two sophomores. According to Muschamp, both have done a good job of managing the offense in practice, and he doesnt believe he will name a starter at the end of spring practice. Were going to go into the fall camp, Muschamp said. That, to me, is becoming more and more evident every day that theyre both guys we can win with. Bottom line, thats good for us. Injury report: Wide receivers Stephen Alli (groin), Solomon Patton (groin) and JaJuan Story (ankle) were all expected to return to practice Monday after missing much of the last two weeks, Muschamp said. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@ alligator.org. FOOTBALL, from page 13Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffRunning back Mike Gillislee carries the ball in last years win against UAB on Sept. 10. Florida coach Will Muschamp said Monday that Gillislee has all but locked up the starting running back job. [Pittman] understands every-down performance, blocking and doing things you got to do to be successful, and reading coverages and seeing coverages. He goes out and makes plays.Will MuschampUF football coach


BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer Dont blame Vickash Ramjit for Flor idas bats slumping since Southeastern Conference play began. After beginning the season looking for a way to squeeze into the UF lineup, the junior from Miami is becoming a regular for unforeseen reasons, and the Gators arent complaining. Its good to get Vickash out there, Florida coach Kevin OSullivan said. He was waiting patiently. Im sure it was year. Until the Gators trip to South Carolina little more than a latebase another talented casualty of No. 1 Floripect surplus. But heading into tonights road game against North Florida on an offensive tear, should once again be son suffered a torn ACL against Vander that freshman Justin Shafer could handle starting in left with senior Daniel Pigott committed two errors in as many games and was subsequently benched. On a Friday in Columbia, S.C., Ramjit got his chance. but I really didnt think it would happen, he said. Coach prepared me for out there. He was wanting me to get out there and take [reps] when I thought I would be at tured his hamate bone in his hand on March started him again the next day, saying he games since. He has added another home run and six more RBI in those games. It felt good to contribute a lot, Ramjit Florida State. Im pretty comfortable. A Miami transfer, Ramjit had never this current stretch. He started 19 games showed during preseason scrimmages this were seldom until the string of injuries occurred. Before the South Carolina series, Ramjit had recorded one start and was hitting .111 Sometimes it doesnt always go the way you want it to, but you just keep grinding it out and you keep working hard, OSullivan said. When your opportunity comes, youve got to be ready, and he has certainly done that for us. ALLIGATOR, 15David Carr / Alligator StaffJunior transfer Vickash Ramjit has found a spot in UFs lineup following injuries to Tyler Thompson and Josh Tobias. He has hit three home runs since March 23. Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffJunior Ashane Dickerson spots her landing during a beam routine. She is looking to be more consistent as UF heads to NCAA Regionals. Ramjit taking advantage of opportunity to play every dayGYMNAS TICS LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Whenever Ashane Dickerson steps onto the cent. But unfortunately for the junior all-around competitor, the scores she receives do not always match her intensity. While Dickerson has bounced back considerably this year from a sophomore slump, her scores have lacked consistency. In nine meets competing in all-around, she has Shes human and shes been for the whole season lights out as an all-arounder, coach Rhonda Faehn said. We dont expect the athlete to hold that every single competition. At the Southeastern Conference Championships around competitors. Beginning her competition on beam, she wobbled on her series and took a step on her dismount Dickerson tallied a 9.775 on both events. anybody, but it seemed like everybody had trouble athletes were working it too hard and then realized it, so then [Dickerson] went easier on the last pass and came up a little short. After resting during Floridas second bye period, Dickerson recorded a 9.9 on vault to help the Gators make a furious rally to the top of the leaderboard. Although she took a hop back on her landing, she said it was much better than taking an extra step. I just kind of did what I usually do in practice on vault, Dickerson said. What weve been working on is trying as hard as we could to get the landing. She struggled on bars to close out the competition, scoring a 9.75 after hitting her foot on the bar before taking a step on her dismount. Despite the low score, Faehn said she was impressed with Dickersons bars routine. She went too hard for the stick, so she came up short because she opened it up a little early, Faehn said. But her handstands were the best shes done all year. Shes done a great job working on her execution and getting her handstands up. When No. 1 Florida heads to Raleigh, N.C., for the NCAA Regional this Saturday, Dickerson will look to avenge her dismal performance at regionals last year. regionals, but the following season she stumbled on She always wants to be able to do the absolute best, Faehn said. Shes going to come back and work on the little mistakes here and there. She continually strives each day in practice to try and get better.Dickerson searching for consistency I just kind of did what I usually do in practice on vault. What weve been working on is trying as hard as we could to get the landing.Ashane Dickersonjunior gymnastics all-around competitorLikely to start in left as UF plays UNF tonightOSullivan


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012 PREVIEWING THE ORANGE AND BLUE DEBUTWith the Gators annual spring game, the Orange and Blue Debut, scheduled for this Saturday, we at alligatorSports want to get you prepared. Each day this week, we will follow as the spring season comes to a close. Today, we look at the offense under new coordinator Brent Pease, the inside run game and the A.C. Leonard situation. SOMETHING TO LOOK FOR DURING SATURDAYS GAME: 4. Brent Peases new offenseWhile the offensive gameplan for the spring game is generally very vanilla, Florida is in a unique situation this season in that there isnt much settled on that side of the ball, meaning there is plenty of work to be done in a simulated game environment. Both sophomore quarterbacks need plenty of reps and the same can be said for the inexperienced stable of running backs. There isnt a proven receiver in the bunch, and theres still several newcomers to work into the fold. Plus, the Gators need all the time they can get to adjust to Pease and his new wrinkles, as the said that he plans to utilize in UFs offense the motion and misdirection that made Boise State so successful. While much of the playbook hasnt changed and Pease isnt reinventing the wheel, Floridas players have plenty to adjust to in terms of pre-snap reads and motions. During Saturdays game, look to see how much Pease and the Gators actually show, and how cleanly the offense executes. Last season, the AREA THAT NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: 4. The inside run gameWe know you have heard it a million times already, but season without its two best backs from a year ago. While the departures of Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey obviously leave a gaping hole in terms of production, the Gators run game could actually improve through addition by subtraction. For all their talent, Demps and Rainey struggled running the ball between the tackles, especially against the top teams in the Southeastern Conference. In six losses, Florida averaged 61.8 rushing yards per game (76.5) and was out-gained in all but one. Based purely on measurables, Mike Gillislee, Mack Brown, Omarius Hines and incoming freshman Matt Jones all possess greater straight-ahead ability than Demps or Rainey. The offensive line has been a focus of increased physicality, and well, girth, which should theoretically help open holes in the run game. With either Jacoby Brissett or Jeff Driskel leading the offense, the Gators will need all the help they can get from the run game.Pease Gillislee STORYLINE TO WATCH: 4. A.C. Leonard and The Florida WayWill Muschamp made a big fuss in his intro ductory press conference about cleaning up the program he inherited. Under Urban Meyer, Florida developed a reputation for fostering a criminal atmosphere and failing to punish wrongdoers. Muschamp made waves initially with the dismissal of Janoris Jenkins and the shoo ing out of several others who were clearly up to no good, but pickle. Leonard was arrested in February after an allegedly Muschamp hardly had anything to say at the time of the arrest, releasing a statement through the university, saying, This behavior will not be tolerated. Leonard was suspended at the time, but he has since returned to practice and could play Saturday in the spring game. Muschamp has said that Leonard is not out of the woods yet and still has to earn his spot back, but is that really enough? Leonard Shawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff