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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 134 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Fires to limit visibility on all roads, including I-75Florida Highway Patrol warns drivers to be safe, pg 3. The sport was created in the early 2000s, pg 8. Brent Peases touch on UFs offense was evident during Saturdays spring game. See story, page 13. THE BLAZE CAUSED ABOUT $400,000 IN DAMAGE. MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterJoleen King snatched her 4-year-old daughter and ran into the burning hallway. People rushed door-to-door, warning others to get out. shoes. the hospital. tossed to neighbors on the ground, but no one was hurt. held tight to his neighbors 4-year-old daughter and passed her tor. 86 /58Monday FeatureOh, Director: Microeconomics staple enjoys his anonymity, pg. 5. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff Fire causes apartment residents to jump, toss childrenSEE FIRE, PAGE 4 ALEXANDRA GUIDAAlligator Contributing Writer peated logins. less Internet faster. The app allows people to log in with their GatorLink credentials once and pus. Internet, users choose the option that aland password. The application costs 99 cents and is other features as updates, which are free. Mobile app eliminates multiple logins on campusSTATE ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff Writer balance budget reductions. tuition and fees are already being used to suptake budget cuts. about whats better for the public. Contact Erin Jester at ejester@alligator.org.Bob Graham urges students to speak out against budget cuts Hopefully, it will make peoples everyday life easier.mechanical engineering sophomore


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 134 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 TODAYFORECASTSUNNY 82/57 SUNNY 80/53 SUNNY 82/52 SUNNY 86/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 86/58 WHATS HAPPENING?Panel, Q&A at Toastmasters Tuesday, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, Room 1031 This weeks meeting includes a panel discussion on a cur rent event in place of Table Topics. A Q&A session will follow. Toastmasters provides a positive atmosphere to learn public speaking skills. For details, go to http://talkinggators.toastmastersclubs. org. Talking Gators is also on Facebook. Financial Planning For Families Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. Have kids? Thinking about having kids? Have no idea how you are going to afford your kids or their education? Come find out how to pay for your children and protect their futures. The Roark Law Firm and Ryan Westerburg of Merrill Lynch will be hosting a free and open discussion about the financial and legal strategies available to parents looking to plan for their familys future. Topics covered will include saving and investment strategies, the importance of estate planning and several small but impor tant things that every parent should have in place for their children. Drinks and snacks will be provided and a Q&A session will follow the talk. Gators Assisting Pets Award Ceremony and Interest Meeting Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Stuzin Hall, Room 101 Those seeking leadership roles or volunteer positions in Gators Assisting Pets, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating pet euthanasia in Alachua County, are invited to our final meeting of the year. We will hand out the Volunteer of the Semester award and discuss leadership roles and the plans for next semester. Vegfest Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plaza of the Americas Stop by the Plaza of the Americas for the Student Animal Alliances annual vegan food giveaway, featuring free food from dozens of local and national vendors. Try food and pick up literature about a vegan lifestyle. er Arwen Curry Thursday, 6 p.m. Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue Find out more about Currys work on her documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. Come for a talk with Curry, including clips from the film. For more information, visit www.aclib.us/bigread. Arwen Curry on Conner Calling, Floridas 89.1 WUFT FM Friday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 89.1 FM Hank Conner interviews Arwen Curry about her documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. Call 352-392-8989 or email fmcallin@wuft.org with questions. Young Life Donut Dash Saturday, 8 a.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, Northwest 34th Street and Northwest 16th Avenue Come out and join Young Life in the Donut Dash to raise funds to send Gainesvilles high school and middle school students to camp this summer. Prizes will be awarded after the 2-mile race for best time, most donuts eaten and best costume. The entry fee for the race is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Email younglifegainesville@cox.net or call 352-672-0996 for more information. 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. The World of Ursula K. LeGuin Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. Ustler Center for Womens Studies & Gender Roundtable discussion on Le Guins legacy: Meredith Ann Pierce, Stephanie Smith, Tace Hedrick, Michelle Harris and Arwen Curry. This event is co-sponsored by Center for Womens Studies and Gender Research and the Department of English. For more information, visit www.aclib.us/bigread. Institute of Black Culture presents Good Fortune Wednesday, 6 p.m. Institute of Black Culture The IBC, Institute of Black Culture, presents the documentary film Good Fortune in this weeks IBCinema series. This film shows the impact of two Western-facilitated development projects in Kenya and goes on to discover why the residents of these regions are actually resisting the developments. As per all of our events, everyone is welcome to come. The IBC is located across the street from Library West. If you have any questions regarding the film or the IBCinema series, contact Dr. Johnson at johnj@multicultural.ufl.edu. ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) Workshop Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon Library West, Room 211 RSVP to dschwieder@ uflib.ufl.edu. Walk-ins also welcome. Learn more at http://blogs.uflib.ufl.edu/ news/?p=1231 Edible Book Contest Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon Library West walkway Entries must be edible and somehow relate to a book. Enter or stop by to view the entries and vote for best overall. Details at www. uflib.ufl.edu/readfest. Dive into Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin with filmmak-FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY


MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 April 8, 1973: student murdered in the UF residence halls. Gar ner was shot in his room, Room 131 of Sledd Hall, during a marijuana drug deal involving two men. April 14, 1981: Shands Teaching Hospital unveiled a germ-free recovery room to enable leusoutheast and one of 11 in the nation, housing nine to 12 patients per year. April 10, 1985: Researchers from UFs plant pastrains commonly found on Florida citrus trees that prevent ice formation on leaves. Robert Stall of UFs plant pathology department said trees in central Florida are in the transition zone. Research funding came from a $50,000 gift from the Frost Technology Corp. April 11, 1995: UF opens its newest college, Environmental Studies, after the new curriculum was approved in January. The college will offer bachelors degrees in environmental policy, environmental science and natural resource management. The broad base will allow students to investigate environmental and economic issues in preparation to enter the job market. April 12, 2006: The Disability Resource Center opens its doors after initiation from a 2003 campaign in support of the building. The center provides services such as one-on-one counseling, signlanguage interpretation, time management skills and testing accommodations, said James R. Faubel, learning specialist at the DRC. RAVEN PRITCHETTSAFETY TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writer Gainesville sky Sunday benorth, and authorities are advising drivers on all roadways in Alachua County, including Interstate 75, to be careful during the next several days. Winds pushed the fumes into Gainesville from an hook Swamp, which is located just south of the FloridaGeorgia line in Columbia County. Winds are expected to blow east Monday, making Jacksonville the smokes main target, said Kurt Wisner, a wildlife mitigation specialist with the Florida Forest Service. Florida Highway Patrol is advising drivers to turn on their headlights and reduce speed when traveling on I-75, Interstate 10 and U.S. 90. According to a news release, visibility could be reduced during the next several days. Florida Forest Service, said a team from the USDA Forest because it happened on federally owned land. most tripled this weekend, growing 3,000 acres on Saturday and another 4,000 on Sunday, Wisner said. Members of the forest service lightning struck the swamp the scene Thursday night. The swamp was suscepdry area that had not burned in a long time, Wisner said. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@ alligator.org.Fires to reduce visibility on all roads, I-75 NIAZ MOSHTAGHAlligator Contributing WriterThree women walked on stage wearing polka-dotted dresses and red When the Spanish music began, they stamped their feet and clapped their hands, dancing a traditional Flamenco. This dance was one tradition por trayed at Saturdays Viva Europe! fesin downtown Gainesville. About 700 visitors tasted authentic food, listened to traditional music and touched the craftwork of about 20 European countries. The crowd cheered after Mayor Gainesvilles Viva Europe Day. Engin Ege, the 23-year-old vice president of UFs Turkish Student Association, spoke with visitors as they patterned wooden spoons and thick, rough rugs with pockets at Turkeys table. Some stopped to try a piece of golden-colored baklava. If you like our baklava, youll love our country, Ege said to one passerby. Eges parents are originally from Turkey, and she visits relatives there every summer. Turkey is not a violent country, she said. Theres no religious war. I want to change peoples perceptions because theyre negative, she Gale Keeler, an outreach coordinator for UFs Center of European Studies, said the organization planned the festival to teach the community about other cultures. We wanted something fun and educational to reach the general public, she said. I want people to know the diversity of cultures in Gainesville. Taste their food, learn and have fun. Keeler said the festival took a year to plan. Im really happy with the turnout, and it seems like everyone is having a great time, she said.Festival shares European cultures, traditions I want people to know the diversity of cultures in Gainesville.Gale Keeleroutreach coordinator for UFs Center of European Studies


4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012Elizabeth Hamilton / AlligatorKatie Kafer, a 21-year-old biology senior, returns a coturnix quail to its recycled cardboard shelter at Campus Earth Day on the North Lawn on Friday. SIXTEEN STUDENT GROUPS APPLIED FOR THE CHALLENGE. SARA DRUMMAlligator Contributing WriterStudents pitched sustainable businesses Students pitch sustainable businesses at Earth Day celebration ADARA NEYAlligator Contributing Writer Public pools will soon be required to be handicap-accessible TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writer Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator. org.Women arrested, charged with battery after throwing beer cansRed Cross gave displaced residents motel vouchers, money for furniture Contact Meredith Rutland at mrutland@alligator.org. FIRE, from page 1 Alisha BassCRIMELong Deadline was extended to May 21


CLARE LENNONAlligator Staff WriterThousands of students know Anthony Boutons voice. Theyve heard him call a professor old and fat and listened to him interrupt lectures almost daily. But they dont know who he is. To many, hes known by one name: The Director. Rushs microeconomics class for two decades. Its a prerequisite for dozens of majors and minors. When Rush calls, Oh, Director, students know to expect back-andforth insults and jokes, even though no one actually sees him. He works in a small room carved out of the Bryan 130 lecture hall behind a camera and a closed door. I think of myself more as an offensive lineman, Bouton said. Hopefully you dont notice me unless I make a mistake. Though hes behind the scenes, hes been a UF staple for years. He started his masters degree in al Design in 1985. He stayed at UF and he switched to UFs business school and Rushs lectures in Fall 1990. When Bouton was younger, people mistook him for a student. Now, though, he looks like any other par ent or visiting alumnus with his polo shirt, khaki shorts and thinning gray hair. When hes with Rush, students thats not the only way hes been recognized. Once, when he was going through a drive-thru line at a local Taco Bell, the voice on the other end of the speaker gasped after Bouton placed his order and said, Are you The Director? When Bouton pulled up to the window, the student workers peeked out to see what he looked like. It was a rare break from his usual anonymity. One of his daughters, a UF student, enjoys her dads secret identity. Elizabeth Bouton, a 20-year-old anthropology sophomore, thinks her dads laugh could give him away. But when she and Bouton grab Burrito Brothers for lunch, theyre never recognized. She didnt even exactly know what Bouton did until she mentioned to a friend in microeconomics Now shes The Directors daughter. They have a good relationship, she said. He records her favorite comedies, so when she visits home they watch Parks and Recreation and The make her favorite spaghetti sauce. he is, though, theyre interested in The Director. phree Hall last year asked to meet Bouton, forgetting that theyd actually met when he was just another She helps her dad keep his secret, but shell answer questions about him. No, Bouton isnt obese, although Rush insists during lectures that he is. Hes dad-sized. Yes, he and Rush really are friends. The families barbequed and attended soccer games together when their kids were younger. The two men trade jokes offscreen as much as they do during lectures. Bouton said not to address Rush as doctor hes a teacher, not a soft drink and Rush joked he prefers not to say that he and Bouton work together. During the lectures, though, Bouton lets Rush initiate the attacks, then comes back with a joke himself, so he isnt stepping on the lecture too much. But hes not above pointing out Rushs spelling errors, such as when he wrote maintance on the chalkboard. Bouton started that class by showing old clips of Rush. They have been working together for about 20 years, but Bouton could not be Rushs regular director this spring because the rooms didnt match up right. Theyll be paired up again this summer. Boutons home base is a small ofhis bicycle and a wall of television screens and control panels. Behind the chair is a row of labeled VHS tapes waiting to be digitally converted. Bouton said he always makes a backup and often makes two. tures on their computers. Students can attend in person, but only 20 or so actually do. Brian Jones, a 21-year-old industrial and systems engineering junior, is one of them. He said he thinks if he didnt go to the 8:30 a.m. class in person, hed procrastinate watching the online videos and never get to them. Its also a funny start to his day. Jones said the professor also calls The Director, so Jones didnt realize she isnt Rushs usual partner until about halfway through the semester. He likes the current director and looks forward to her knock-knock jokes with Rush, but he said Bouton as The Director is a UF staple that students look forward to. In the meantime, though, Bouton still rides his bike to campus, and hes still relatively unrecognized. His daughter still visits him in his microeconomics. Its not a requirement for her major, and she bonds with her dad over other things. People might not realize Elizabeth Bouton is The Directors daughter. She does hear, though, that she looks a lot like him. Contact Clare Lennon at clennon@ alligator.org. ALLIGATOR, 5 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff Mark Rushs microeconomics class Friday morning.MONDAY FEATUREOh, Director: Microeconomics staple enjoys anonymity THE ASSOCIATED PRESSGEORGETOWN, Texas Tim Tebow drew a crowd of about 15,000 to an outdoor Easter church service Sunday, telling the gathering its important to be outspoken about faith while admonishing athletes about not being better role models. In Christianity, its the Pope and Tebow right now, Celebration Church pastor Joe Champion he said. We didnt have enough room to handle the Pope. quarterback and cultural phenomenon his religious leanings as his Heisman Trophy skills. Tebow told them he welcomed the attention on his convictions as well as the Tebowing prayer pose he often strikes on in the public conversation. Its being talked about, he said. Thats exciting. Some at the Easter on the Hill morning service under sunny skies about 20 miles north of Austin drove more 100 miles to hear Tebow speak. The service took on the feel of a rock concert with more than a 100 school buses shuttling people to the sprawling mega-church campus from local shopping centers and the nearby college. The service was peppered with lively Christian rock songs and Tebow took the large stage to cheers from those who could see him while others toward the back watched on massive video screens. He sat for a 20-minute interview with Champion to talk about his faith and its role in his public life. Its OK to be outspoken about your faith, Tebow said. He also took a shot at professional athletes who insist they are not role models. Yes you are. Youre just not a good one, Tebow said. Champion asked Tebow what he thought needed to change culturally in America. First and foremost is what this country was based on: one nation under God. The more that we can get back to that, Tebow said to applause. typically get their biggest crowds on Easter, Tebow was clearly the big draw Sunday. Several hundred started heading toward the exits after Tebow spoke, not waiting for Champions main Sunday sermon so they could avoid the 80-degree heat opening to the church grounds and showed up hours early. Debbie Sandoval, her husband and two sons arrived before sunrise. They wore Tebows Jets jerseys and set up camp close the large soundstage with a row of chairs. I love that boy. ... Hes like my third son, said Sandoval, who is not a regular member of the church but wasnt going to miss a chance to hear Tebow speak. A selfdescribed lifelong Broncos fan, Sandoval said she became a Jets fan because of Tebow. The quarterback led the Broncos to the playoffs last season and was acquired by the Jets Everything about this young mans extraordinary life is special, Sandoval said. Amanda OHara drove about 100 miles from San Antonio on Saturday and got to the ones here. I only got about four hours sleep, I was so excited, OHara said. He doesnt hide who he is. Parents should see him as a role model. The crowd included people dressed in Easter bunny costumes and one person dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo. About an hour before the service, Elmo dropped to a knee with a toddler boy to mimic Tebows prayer pose.Tebow draws crowd of 15,000 to Easter service at Texas churchTebow He spoke about Tebowing, professional athletes


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialMONDAY, APRIL 9, 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: Did you take Microeconomics with The Director?135 TOTAL VOTES32% YES 69% NOFridays question: Are you going home for Easter or Passover? To buckle or not?Seat belts should be your decisionTo celebrate Easter weekend, police in West Palm Beach dressed up as Easter bunnies. No, they werent volunteering their time to go to hospitals or churches, surprising children with Easter baskets and chocolate eggs. These cops were standing on the side of the road, using their bunny costumes as a disguise to catch unsuspecting motorists whose seat belts were unfastened. Click it or ticket! Happy Easter! calls into question the entire idea behind mandatory seat belt laws. Does the government have the right to tell adults they must wear their seat belts or else? In other words, does the government have the right to protect people from harming themselves? Not wearing a seat belt is incredibly stupid, and it would be irresponsible of us to recommend not buckling up each time you drive. However, if you want to be irresponsible, it should not be any of our business, and it certainly should not be the business of the government. A Harris Interactive poll showed that 86 percent of the public supports seat belt laws. And on some level, it might make sense. Dont we want to keep people safe? But do mandatory seat belt laws keep us safe? The evidence is murky, to say the least. Police in 32 states and the District of Columbia can stop vehicles to check for seat belt violations. In 17 other states, police can cite occupants of motor vehicles for failing to wear their seat belts if they have pulled the car over for another reason, such as speeding. The only state without mandatory seat belt laws is New Hampshire. Most seat belt laws were passed in the 1980s and 1990s, and many were passed in the 2000s. One would expect motor vehicle-related death rates to be declining from year to year. However, according to the CDC, from 1999 to 2006, motorvehicle related fatalities remained steady at about 15 percent. It was only in 2007 that fatalities began to decline, reaching 14.45 percent and falling to 11.68 percent in 2009. It is important that we do not draw conclusions on causation from correlation, but could this decline be due to seat belt laws? Administration showed that there has been a steady downward trend in motor vehicle crash fatalities since 1972. This downward trend started to occur before most states passed any mandatory seat belt laws. Fewer fatalities make sense, given that vehicles have been year. But to say that seat belt laws have contributed to fewer fatalities seems to be a bit of a stretch. Regardless of the evidence, we should have the freedom to choose whether we want to wear seat belts. Children are, of course, another story, but for adults the question of whether to buckle or not to buckle should be left to each person to decide.Fidelity and monogomy are not the sameWe have a problem at this university: boys in relationships who secretly sleep around. Many of the boys of old Florida have taken to making mistresses of its girls. While the girls are no doubt the fairest, such behavior leads me to wonder what part of the boys is the squarest for it is not the content of their character (or, I hope, their shorts). This problem is by no means limited to our campus. Even the great and wonderful enchantress Ke$ha once sang-talked to one such man, I never thought that you would be the one acting like a slut while I was gone. Neither did we, Ke$ha. Neither did we. Quite a few of my lady friends have told me of their sexploits with taken men, and most of them knew of the mens in-relationship status. Each time, the men made the approach, soliciting these ladies for sexy time and did so while they were sober, mind you. The ladies obliged, and more often than not the men came back for more. The worst thing: The men asked the girls to keep quiet about it. This bothers me, and not because Im someone who cant imagine people violating stringent rules on human sexual behavior. People always resist rules on hanky-panky. Dont believe me? Ask the pre-2000 Texas gay commu nity or the Catholic Church. What gets to me is that the mens behavior stems from unexamined monogamy. Having sex with someone other people put themselves in a quandary to cheat or not to cheat, but really, that isnt the question. Instead, these men should ask themselves why theyre for yourself? And that goes for everyone. Ladies, why do you care if your boyfriend has sex with other girls? And dudes, why do you care if your girlfriend sleeps with other guys? Preventing each other from getting your rocks off isnt strengthening your relationship or making it any more honest. All its doing is building resentment and introducing deceit. a certain type of sexual behavful and true to your partner. The latter can easily exist without the former, and trying to link them drives a wedge between couples. her, he isnt necessarily demonstrating love, intimacy or passion for her. If love, intimacy and passion remain between a couple, no amount of outside sex can make a relationship any less open and honest. This is not to say that all relationships need be open and all partners should boink anyone they want while dating. But couples need to have the discussion about whether or not they are OK with dropping monogamy. They need to recognize what monogamy is, and they need to know If its out of jealousy or discomfort with the idea, those from greater trust issues. Do not let fear become the reason for your exclusivity. selves, laying out their own ground rules. For instance, I do not care that Taco Bell sells its delicious goods to other customers, for I know that it doesnt affect the love and intimacy we have. And if selling its goods to others bothered me, that doesnt mean it should only serve me or that others should stop eating at Taco Bell. Form your relationship at its most honest state, and it will be one worth having; otherwise you can almost count on getting hurt. Chip Skambis is an English and telecommunication junior at UF. His column appears on Mondays. Chip Skambisopinions@alligator.org


MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 I a job. North Dakota is on a hiring spree and needs people fast. Even the McDonalds there is paying $15 an hour, and it cant There arent enough houses and infrastructure is mostly absent, but the state is sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars in surplus that can be used to meet the demands from the thousands of workers coming into the state. Why is this state doing so well when the rest of the country is reeling? The story of this growth could well cost President Obama his re-election. Of the 15 counties with the nations lowest unemployment rates, 11 are located in North Dakota. Billions of gallons of oil have been discovered in this state that were previously unreachable but are now accessible due to the constant creative destruction that is capitalism. surpassed California as the third highest producer of energy in the country. If youve been to the Kangaroo lately, you know that having cheaper fuel for your car is one of the top issues hitting your budget right now. It is true that if we released all the oil in our strategic reserves right now, it wouldnt impact the world price that much. However, a comprehensive energy strategy has to allow for oil to be our primary fuel for the next several decades, and government policies that put tight regulations on oil companies and discourage drilling send messages to speculators who push prices ever higher. possible to live life in the absence of fossil fuels. The key is to make them burn cleaner and to engineer practical solutions with what we know works while we look for alternatives. As the economy tepidly improves (and weve even seen that cool off recently), gasoline prices will climb ever autocratic regimes in the Middle East that dont like us. The truth is that we have more energy in the U.S. in the form of coal and natural gas than Saudi Arabia. If we worked to convert vehicles distribution channel, we might be able to get vehicles to burn cleaner. It is already the case that natural gas burns cleaner than coal. Unfortunately, instead of trying to make this technology produce biofuels so cities such as Gainesville can force residents to pay through the nose for a trendy new energy plant that could be made obsolete in a few years. The president is weak on energy as an issue. He opposed the Keystone pipeline a fact that Republicans will be sure to repeat every other sentence as fuel prices climb. Obamas policies of subsidy and government guarantees go to scalable technology. Im all for investment in companies, but I think it can be best done by venture capitalists that have some fear of losing money. As North Dakota deals with giant surpluses and cant build enough houses for all its new residents, the administration will have to defend why it wants to move America away from domestic energy production, which could be a huge shot in the arm to a country still recovering economically. Driving trucks to move oil, working on a rig in northwestern ing a very real problem of incredibly high fuel prices and high unemployment. These jobs also pay much higher than the median U.S. wage. If Romney is smart, he will drill Obama on the inconvenient truth of the economic success story in North Dakota. If the president doesnt start supporting domestic energy production and the creation of countless middle-class jobs, he might lose his bid for re-election come November. Travis Hornsby is a statistics and economics senior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays. North Dakotas economic success an inconvenient truthColumn Travis Hornsbyopinions@alligator.org During the past several weeks, there has been an unavoidable buzz persisting throughout news and social media outlets concerning the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was killed in February by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. Although it took a few weeks for word of this incident to spread beyond Florida, the persistence of local organizations and businesses, particularly radio stations, succeeded in getting the word out. Rallies demanding justice for the slain teen have subsequently sprung up across the United States as outraged citizens learned of the local police departments seemingly sluggish response to Trayvons death. The incident has rightly thrust a spotlight on Floridas particularly lenient Stand Your Ground law, which protects the use of force as self-defense when there is reasonable belief of a threat, even if retreat. Trayvons death has reminded millions of parents across the country of the devastation that losing a child entails. This tragic event immediately presented itself as an opportunity for us to rally together as a nation and demand justice for each and every citizen, no matter his or her ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious preference. So, when President Barack Obama offered his reaction to the incident on March 23, the nation was watching its leader intently. Obamas remarks were sympathetic and inspiring as he called for a thorough investigation, while represents for parents. But as the president wrapped up his thoughts on the matter, he noted, You know, if I had a son, hed look like Trayvon. Upon hearing this statement, skepticism over the accuracy and implications of Obamas response entered my mind. Although it might not have been what he intended, Obama came across as implying that because he is the same race as Trayvon Martin, he is particularly able to sympathize with the calamity that the Martin family has endured. In light of Trayvons shooting, it is important to acknowledge that race relations in the United States are far from ideal. While we have moved many steps forward, racism still lives on in our nation. It is highly likely that racism played a part in the murder of Trayvon an inhumane act that has no place in our society and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But I believe it was unwise of Obama to highlight his shared race with Trayvon. Would Obama feel less sympathetic if the murdered teenager had been of a different race than his own? Probably not, but Obamas comments can be easily construed as implying that very point. Because racism still exists in our nation, as this Obama to move past the discussion on race and instead highlight the unacceptable nature of the crime, regardless of the color of the victim or the shooter. But by mentioning the outward appearance of Trayvon, Obama took the debate in an unintended direction one that has proven to be divisive. To that end, I hope that Obama will shift the course of this discussion away from the issue of race. This tragic incident should place scrutiny on the Florida law that has let this situation get so out of control. Therefore, it would be constructive for the president to make a conscious effort to refocus the debate in light of his highly publicized comments. In fact, Obamas senior adviser, David Plouffe, was presented with such an opportunity when he was recently asked to respond to Newt Gingrichs remarks that Obamas statement was disgraceful [because] its not a question of who that young man looked like. Plouffe replied to this question by stating that Gingrichs comments were reprehensible, but he failed to offer a true explanation of why. I am left to wonder why it matters that Obamas son would have looked a lot like Trayvon. We all ought to be outraged by the tragedy of Trayvons death because it is the ultimate loss for ones family and community. But we should feel this way regardless of what our potential sons might look like. Kevin Francfort is a columnist for The Dartmouth at Dartmouth College.Public outrage over Trayvon Martins death should go beyond race relationsUWireKevin FrancfortUWire


MICHAEL SCOTT DAVIDSONAlligator Contributing WriterSeconds remained on the clock. The score was tied. Jimmy Gunderson left his goal and went on the attack. The 30-year-old Tallahassee resident got the ball and smashed careened through his opposition and rolled into the goal. A triumphant Gunderson jumped off his bike and threw up his arms. His team, Denim Venom, deCanadian Tuxedo Invitational, a hardcourt bike polo tournament hosted Sunday at Veterans Park by the Gainesville Hardcourt Bike Polo club. Hardcourt Bike Polo is a variation of traditional bicycle polo, which was invented in Ireland in 1891, according to the League of Bike Polo website. There are three players on each team in the hardcourt version of the game, and Florida matches are usually 10 minutes per game. Hardcourt Bike Polo has expanded quickly since its creation in the early 21st century. This year, the sports fourthannual world championship will be hosted in London. Twenty-two teams competed in 2011 in the All Florida Bike Polo Championship 4. Right now, theres a tournament about every two weeks in Florida, said Danny Wood, 34, a Southeast League of Bike Polo regional representative. Websites dedicated to the sport are helping Hardcourt Bicycle Polo grow by connecting members of its community across the globe. LeagueofBikePolo.com provides players with forums, tour nament dates and club listings. For a player like Justin Pogge, the bicycle can be a mixture of innovation and victory spoils. The 31-year-old Tallahassee resident welded the steel frame of ing system so he could control both brakes with one hand, and put on 48-spoke wheels to keep his bike from being damaged. He won his bikes hot-pink handlebars, pedals and wheel covers from various tournaments in the Southeast. He said the bike cost him less than $150. His polo mallet is made of a ski pole and a recycled plastic pipe. Players can compare bicycles and other equipment, which sports do-it-yourself mentality. Whatever you come up with in your garage thinking, This may work in a polo game, could be the next big thing everyones doing, said Alix Nelson, a 28year-old physical therapist and bike polo player from Orlando. Travis Mitchell, a Gainesville Hardcourt Bike Polo Club member said bike polo is the easiest and cheapest bike sport to get involved with. Mitchell used to play with his commuting bicycle. His third bike, which he pur chased in fall of 2011, only cost him $60. Mitchell said he expects the bike polo club to grow as the sport gains popularity, especially in urban areas where many people own bicycles. Its not going to stay small, Gunderson said. We just need to guide it and make sure it doesnt turn into anything we dont want it to. 8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 Rachel Crosby / AlligatorJustin Pogge, 31, races ahead of Travis Mitchell, 26, during open play of the Canadian Tuxedo Invitational Bike Polo Tournament on Saturday. LOCAL


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Spaces going fast 352.379.9300 4-25-12-43-1THE POLOSNOW-ROOMATE MATCHING on 3/3s $424/person Call Today! 352-335-7656 4-25-12-65-1 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-28-12-85-1 Especially for students! Supreme 4BR/4BA condo at Countryside avail. now and Fall starting at $350/mo. Call for details Bristol Park Realty 352-367-2669. It's just better at Countryside! 5-22-11-20-1 $449/mo 1BR/1BA Gainesville Place Close to campus and Butler Plaza Lease Term Aug 18 to Aug 3 Females only, no pets, furnished (407)929-0458 maggyj09@ufl.edu 4-135-1 Walk to UF Campus/Midtown! 2BR/2BA house, summer sublease Two resident parking spots, access to pool $750/month ($375/room) Call/Text Stephanie: (904)881-1553 4-2012-10-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $375. 2br $425 372-6881, 213-3901 4-25-12-72-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-25-12-72-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood flrs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-25-12-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-12-12-171-2 2 and 3 Bedrooms $0 MOVE IN FEES! SPECIALS EXPIRE APRIL 13th 4-25-12-65-2 1/1 s Starting at $489 Water and Sewer Incl. 352-376-1248 4-25-11-72-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4s Only $459 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-25-11-72-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. 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! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041/352.376.6720 4-25-12-58-2 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Avenue Close to UF, Shands & Vet School 1bed/1bath units starting at $475 2bed/2bath units starting at $550 Reduced Deposits for Full Time Grads! Sun Island Properties 352.376.6720/352.376.7041 4-25-12-58-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 4-10-12-30-2 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 4-1912-30-2 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 4-10-12-20-2 EXCELLENT SINGLE FAMILY HOMES 3BR/2BA & 4BR/3BA. Close to UF. 630 NW 34th Terr / 611 NW 36th Terr / 3404 NW 7th Pl. 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10, ALLIGATOR 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 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 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 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com 2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLK to UF, Carpet, Central H & Air, Carpet Laundry., Inclds Wtr and Swg. $800/Mo Grad II 1236 SW 4th Avenue 2BR 1BA Apt Robert Obrien Apts Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht Near Sams Club/Walmart $500/Mo 2901 NW 14th Street 1BR 1BA 3 BLKS to UF! $525 Extra room for study/storage Carpet, Central H & Air Marcott Apts 1029 SW 3rd Avenue. 2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLCK to UF Behind Leonardos $650/Mo Carpet, Central H & Air Ritz Apts 1234 SW 1st Avenue 2BR 1BA 1 BLK to UF Behind Leonardos $650/Mo Central H & Air Red Brick Floors ot Wood 1238 SW 1st Avenue Ritz Apts 2BR 1BA Apt 3 BLKS to UF 216 SW 12th Street $500/Mo Window A/C, Nat Gas ht Carpet or Wood Floors St. Croix Apts $500/Mo 829 SW 5th Avenue 5 Blks to UF Central H & Air, Carpet, 840 sq. ft. Very Spacious and close to downtown 4-9-12-1-2 **********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. $2275/mo Aug, yr. lease. 352-222-0211 4-12-12-10-2 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 4-1212-10-2SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 4-1012-5-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com Call/text 352-538-1550 5-31-12-21-2 2 BR, 1 1/2 Bath, townhouse. Walk to UF campus and restaurantes. Washer/Dryer incl. Covered parking by front door. Furnished LV and DR available for free. Available summer or Aug 1. $950/mo. Call 352-380-0090 5-15-12-15-2 1BR COTTAGE BR, living room, den, kitchen & dining area. Approximately 750 sq ft. Free water, sewer, cable & internet. 1 mi west of I-75 off Williston Rd on gated farm. Very quiet. 1 yr lease. $500/mo 372-0507 4-19-12-10-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. DONT WAIT TO PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE ADLast spring semester paper published on April 25th.CALL TODAY!!!orPLACE YOUR AD AT WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORGTwo bedrooms two baths available in 4/4 for Summer C. All utilities included $470/room (negotiable). University Club: washer/dryer, close to campus w/ 3 bus routes. For more info call Stephanie 239-777-1888 4-10-125-3 Staying for Summer? Sleep in late for class while staying at The Courtyards! Subleasing for Summer A and willing to negotiate on price! Please contact 407-310-0622 4-1810-3 ROOMMATE WANTED $300/month MAY, JUNE, JULY or ANY part thereof. FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED. Private room & bath in 2bdr/2.5 bath townhouse. Centralized location, 5-10 minute walk from sorority row, campus, and midtown. please call 863-528-0381 thanks! 4-13-5-3 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 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 Mobile Home with acreage ready to move in, great for pets. Lots of space for the price, 3Br 2Ba, serious offers only, no renters. (850)308-6473 3-20-1-5 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 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


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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 4-25-12-72-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 8-15-58-11 Unload your lot. 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NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 02 CHEVY CAMERO $6999 04 CHEVY ASTRO $6999 05 CHEVY IMPALA $7999 07 CHEVY COBALT $8999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 06 PT CRUISER $7999 02 DODGE RAM $8999 05 DODGE DURANGO $9999 04 KIA SORENTO $9999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 06 SATURN ION $7999 03 HONDA CRV $8999 05 GMC SIERRA $9999 05 FORD F150 $10,999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 HEADLINERS SAGGING?POWER WINDOWS DONT WORK? On site avail. Steves Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-20-15-121970 VW BUGNewly rebuilt engine. Runs great. She's very cute. $3500. 352-949-2893 4-11-12-5-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. 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MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Floridas quarterback competitionWho is your leader for the Gators starting quarterback job after Saturdays spring game? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. MATT WATTSAlligator Staff Writer Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFlorida coach Will Muschamp looks on as sophomore quarterback Jacoby Brissett scrambles during Saturdays spring game. Driskel, Brissett impress, still battling LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Gators clinch trip to NCAA Championships THE GATORS USED PRE-SNAP MO TION ON ROUGHLY 60 PERCENT OF SNAPS IN SATURDAYS ORANGE & BLUE DEBUT. GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writer Peases touch on offense to confuse SEC opponents, players saySEE GYM, P A GE 16 SEE PEASE, P A GE 15 Mike TaylorUF linebackerDickerson Driskel SEE FOOTBALL, P A GE 15QuotableJacoby Brissett, UF quarterback (on his friendship with rival quarterback Jeff Driskel) Poll ResultsWhich Florida quarterback will have the best spring game performance? 46% DRISKEL 33% BRISS ETT 21% MURP HY46 total votes


14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 BASEBALL BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer Five innings, nine hits, eight runs, three hit batters and 95 pitches. That sounds like a terrible day at the park for one starting pitcher. But in Floridas weekend series loss to LSU, thats the line left-hander Brian Johnson and right-hander Karsten Whitson combined to form in their respective Thursday night and Saturday afternoon starts. Once the strength of the team, boasting a weekend rotation completely intact from a year ago, the Gators pitching staff looked like it was in shambles against the Tigers. If were doing something well one game, were not doing something well on the other side either if its pitching, defense or hitTucker said. We cant quite piece it all together. Pitching is generally the area to blame when a team scores 20 runs in a series, yet loses two out of three games. It can also be blamed when a team falls behind 6-2 in the fourth inning, as the Gators did Thursday night. Or when a team drops a game after leading 7-2, as the Gators did on Saturday. With usual No. 1 starter Hudson Randall out for the weekend with what UF coach Kevin OSullivan called a tired arm, No. 1 Florida (25-7, 7-5 Southeastern Conference) went into makeshift mode when putting together its weekend rotation against No. 12 LSU (25-7, 8-4 SEC). Johnson was moved up into the No. 1 spot, Whitson was given end appearance since Feb. 26 and sophomore Jonathon Crawford was slated to handle Friday nights pitching matchup against former sixth-round Major League draft pick Kevin Gausman. Weve got to put some zeroes on the board, OSullivan said after Thursday nights loss. Ironically, the zeros came from Floridas starting pitcher with the least experience. Crawford, who threw just 3.2 innings as a freshman, out-dueled Gausman en route to a 7-0 win on Friday night. Then it was back to experience, and the regularly scheduled LSU slugfest. Whitson lasted just seven batters, hitting the leadoff man in the getting pulled in favor of Steven opened further for Rodriguez, as he surrendered three runs in four innings. OSullivan was quick to answer when asked if Whitsons early exit had anything to do with health. After opening the season as the Gators No. 2 starter, Whitson missed more than a month with an arm injury. Meanwhile, Florida is not today, the Gators will not be the overwhelming No. 1 team for the past seven games, including consecutive series losses to SEC foes. Florida lost just two SEC series all of last season. It now trails Kentucky in the SEC East standings. The bright spot is that aside North Florida, UF has lost four games by a combined six runs, often in strange fashion. Its frustrating, but we gotta bounce back, simple as that, OSullivan said. We got a good team. Well be there in the end. We just gotta play a little bit better.Pitching punishes Gators in second straight SEC series loss ELI MARGER Alligator Writer started to grow into applause as Joanna Mather toed the baseline. She tossed the ball perfectly and unloaded a serve. Her opponent, Olivia Howlett, was able to return it softly, setting Mather up for a punctuating approach shot that sealed the match. dium ended. It was the culmination of a stellar career in Gainesville for Floridas lone senior. As the No. 2 Gators (17-1, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) clinched at least a share of the SEC championship, Mathers coach and teammates took time to recognize her after a great four years. try to stand for as a tennis program. She has whether shes playing well or not, coach Roland Thornqvist said. She gets along with everyone, and she is classy. When you have a player where you can just tell the rest of the team, Hey, look at what Joanna does, you dont have to spend that much time trying to teach everybody else. They just kind of follow what the leader does. Mather, who also won her 100th career doubles match on Sunday, has never been a part of a team loss at Linder Stadium. The Gators have gone a remarkable 52-0 at home during her career, a mark she helped extend Sunday. After UF swept the doubles point, LSU provided little resistance as all six singles matches went Floridas way. Mather, who will graduate this spring with a degree in management, has yet to decide what her post-college plans are but said that her time at Florida has exceeded her expectations. Her most memorable moments came during the teams national championship last year and during a big win against then-No. 2 Georgia in 2009. Its a little sad. Its scary, but its also exciting too. It doesnt feel like its been four years, big memory. My freshman year when we beat the No. 2 team in the nation, Georgia, here. It was a huge upset and that was an amazing memory. Just being out here with my teammates and working hard, also great memories. Its been everything and more that I imagined it to be. Im so thankful that I chose to come to Florida. One of Mathers closest friends also happens to be her doubles partner. Junior Lauren Embree provided the other half of a team that defeated Howlett and Yvette Vlaar 8-2. Embree, who will assume next year the role of senior leader along with fellow juniors Allie Will and Caroline Hitimana, said that Mather was everything a team could want in a teammate. Shes just an amazing person, Embree said. She always lifts up the spirit in the locker room, shes always in a good mood, and she always comes out here and gives 100 percent every day. Shes going to be a huge loss for us and were all going to miss her, but were really grateful to have her on our team this year. Men lose to Tigers: The No. 9 Gators couldnt overcome a slow start and broke a four-match winning streak, losing 4-2 to LSU. Florida (13-8, 6-4 SEC) hadnt lost since March 23rd, when they fell 4-3 to Mississippi State. Sunday saw a comeback effort fall short, as the Gators fell into a 3-0 hole early. After losing the doubles point, both of Floridas top two singles players lost their matches. While clinched when Tom Knight defeated Billy Federhofer in a decisive third set. Floridas lone victors were Spencer Newman, who won in straight sets, and Florent Diep, who won in three sets.Mather If were doing something well one game, were not doing something well on the other side either if its pitching, defense or hitting.Preston TuckerMens tennis team loses away match to Tigers


TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer A few of Floridas early enrollees from the teams No. 3 overall recruiting class made big impacts in Linebacker Antonio Morrison, who has garnered praise from the Gators coaching staff during spring practice, registered nine total tackles, including one for a loss. Antonio Morrison showed up, coach Will Muschamp said. Now thats a tough backer out of Chicago. He likes playing the game. On the offensive side of the ball, wide receiver Latroy Pittman capped off his reportedly stellar spring with two receptions for 51 yards, including a 43-yard catch down the left sideline in the second quarter that helped set up the Muschamp has spoken highly of Pittman through spring practice, champ said the 6-foot, 201-pound ing the ball and good play-making ability, something sophomore wide receiver Quinton Dunbar agrees with. The guy just makes plays, Dunbar said. He just makes plays. Thats all I can say. Hes very good. Mixed results in red zone: After scoring touchdowns on just 18 of 37 red-zone trips last season (48.65 per cent), Florida found the end zone & Blue Debut. While 62.5 percent is a stark improvement from last seasons number, four scores came in the fourth quarter, when the offenses were scoring at will against walk-ons and depth chart cellar-dwellers. the end zone from within the 20which saw a combined four drives enter the red zone. Floridas only red-zone touchcame on a third-and-goal post pass from Jacoby Brissett to Quinton Dunbar from the 4-yard line. When the fourth quarter came, though, both offenses were perfect inside the 20-yard line including when sophomore fullback Hunter Joyer found paydirt from three yards out. I feel were gonna be a lot stronger in the red zone this year, Joyer said. Were gonna get it down. Injury report: Junior safety Matt with a groin injury. Junior linebacker Jon Bostic also missed the spring game after experiencing back spasms during practice Friday. Buck linebacker Ronald Powell started the game, but left early after spraining his knee. Muschamp also said cornerback Cody Riggs got banged up, but expected him to Left tackle Xavier Nixon suffered what appeared to be a minor shoulder injury late and was seen leaving the stadium with an ice pack on the shoulder. Gators pick up commitments: Ahmad Fulwood, the No. 8 wide receiver in the nation according to Rivals.com, gave his oral commitment to the Gators coaching staff while Along with Fulwood, a 6-foot-4, 197-pound receiver, Florida picked up pledges from three-star defensive back Tre Bell and three-star offensive lineman Joshua Outlaw. The three bring UFs 2013 recruiting class to 14 members. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@ alligator.org. MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffSophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel, seen throwing Saturday, set a new spring-game record for completion percentage (85.7). Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffUF used motion on roughly 60 percent of plays Saturday. Experience helping renewed offensive lineother into position, and quarterback Jeff Driskel recalled a scenario when he forgot to send someone in motion altogether. It was still a solid day overall for Floridas offense. After racking up only 5.7 yards ters, the offensive units exploded to combine for 12.8 yards per play in the fourth. While most of the attention was on the quarterback battle between Brissett and Driskel, the offensive line closed a strong spring season on a high note. Were just better up front, coach Will Muschamp said. Were tougher. Were stronger. Im just really pleased with our progress on the offensive line. If theres any one unit of our football team that I think has made tremendous strides and needed to, its been there. Weve got to continue to do so. Muschamp said the biggest key in the offensive lines improvement is experience. The group returns four starters left tackle Xavier Nixon, center Jonotthan Harrison, right guard Jon Halapio and right tackle Matt Patchan. The only new face in the projected year senior. Thats the biggest improvement we had from last season, Brissett said. I feel like its a unity at the line. Driskel said he felt the protection was great, citing plays where he had a receiver. in total offense last season. But, with a new coordinator and an improved offensive line, there is a sense of conknow what hit them. Oh, theyll be screwed, Taylor said. Theyre going to be so confused. Good luck. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. PEASE, from page 13Bostic Were just better up front. Were tougher. Were stronger. Im just really pleased with our progress on the offensive line.Will MuschampUF football coachMuschamp: Offseason imperativesee what the real difference is. he displayed that difference in speed with two designed run plays that gained 12 yards. But if hes going to beat out Brissett for the job, it will be with his arm, and that didnt look too shabby, either. Driskel set a new spring game record for completion percentage (85.7) and looked considerably more comfortable in the pocket than he did when thrust into the lineup last season after John Brantley was injured. Last year, I was kind of a little clueless out there, just kind of locking onto one guy, he said. I feel like Im going through my progressions more and just playing instead of thinking. Driskel referenced one play in particular, a crossing route to Andre Debose that went for a 44-yard gain, in which he had plenty of time Now that spring practice has concluded, Muschamp said its up to the quarter backs to create separation between themselves as the coaches are not allowed to be involved during offseason Driskel and Brissett to or ganize and lead the team in player-run practices. (Offseason leadership) is a huge, huge indicator to see who takes a leg up and see whos going to get our football out there and do team drills, Muschamp said. Thats what it has to be now. I cant be out there. ... Theyve got to take control of our football team. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator.org. FOOTBALL, from page 13Notebook: Freshmen shine; three commit; Powell hurt


compete. It was really special, Dickerson said. I just wanted to go out and compete for them. But I kind of just did what I do in practice every day and had fun with my teammates. The Gators won at least a share of each event title at the regional. Johnson also tied Dickerson on uneven bars, while Marissa King (9.925) took home the win on beam and freshman Kytra Hunter (9.95) earned Florida learned after its meet Saturday NCAA Championships will be No. 4 Alabama, No. 5 Georgia, No. 8 Arkansas, No. 9 Oregon State and No. 12 Ohio State. The three top-scoring teams on April 20 will advance to the Super Six, which will be held the next day. The Gators own a 6-1 record this season Its back to business, Dickerson said. We want to win the national championships, so were gonna give it our all the next two weeks. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Bailey Castro was feeling generous in the third inning Sunday. The freshman designated hitter sent two souvenirs same frame, notching six of her school record-tying seven RBI to cap a 10-run third for the Gators. Im just seeing the ball really well, Castro said. I was having a good day. I just had a good eye for the ball and I took a couple of good swings. Floridas 10-spot bur ied Ole Miss early in a 14-3 victory Sunday, capping a three-game sweep. Defeating the Rebels (1621, 3-11 Southeastern Conference) marked the Gators fourth series sweep in league play this season. Castros two home runs Sunday gave her three total long balls during a weekend in which the UF bats made a lot of noise. Florida (35-4, 15-2 SEC) scored 28 runs against Ole Miss in three games, continuing its recent hot streak at the plate. After scoring just three runs in back-to-back losses to USF and Georgia in late March, UF has averaged 9.4 contests, all wins. Were very potent, coach Tim Walton said. Were very disciplined at the plate. We dont swing at a whole lot of bad pitches. Florida powered through the weekend with big innings, logging six frames with multiple runs scored. Consecutive innings with two runs helped Florida top Ole Miss 5-0 on Friday, buried the Rebels early in the Gators 9-1 win Saturday. However, the biggest offensive outburst for UF was Sundays third frame. After a leadoff walk by Cheyenne Coyle, Castro came to the plate looking to add to the early 3-0 lead. Castro connected on the third pitch she saw from Ole Miss hurler Kendall Bruning, marking her second homer off the Rebels senior in three days. Four runs and a pitching change later, Castro walked up to the plate for the second time that inning with the bases loaded. Facing a 3-1 count, Castro put the game out of reach, wall to put UF ahead 12-0. Baileys the type of player thats going to aver age probably 20-type home runs per year, Walton said. Shes got that kind of capability. Those are the reasons why at the beginning of the year, youre a little frustrated with some of the lineup production because youre missing someone like Bailey Castro or Brittany Schutte at full strength. The Gators stout hitting backed up starting pitcher Alyssa Bache, who retired faced. However, Bache (5-0) had a shaky fourth frame, facing seven batters and yielding three earned runs on three hits and a walk. Despite the rocky inning, Bache remained in the circle for her third complete game of the season, striking out a Floridas win. [Run support] builds cially with the offense that weve been having lately, that were gonna score. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. 16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012 David Carr / Alligator StaffFreshman Bailey Castro led the Gators with a school recordtying seven RBI in UFs 14 win Sunday against Ole Miss. SOFTBALLCastro homers twice in sweep of Ole Miss We want to win the national championships, so were gonna give it our all the next two weeks.Ashane DickersonUF gymnast GYM, from page 13Gators earn share of every event title at NCAA regional