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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Gators sample creepy-crawlies, wild game at Beast Feast Dishes included boar and deer, pg 5. Meet the Student Government executive candidates Barbershop quartet spreads love, musicValentines Day performances cost $50, pg 8. Scottie Wilbekin scored a careerhigh 23 points in Floridas win against Kentucky. Read the story on page 12. 73 /45 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 12VOLUME 108 ISSUE 101 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014Silvia Rueda / AlligatorPuppy LoveFirst-year veterinary students Lauren Brown, 23, and Patricia Diskant, 22, wash Kammie, a 4-year-old Airedale Terrier at Project HEALs dog wash Sunday. Dogs received a wash, nail trim and ear cleaning for a $5 donation. ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.org UF accepts fewer than half of Fall 2014 applicants JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.org Man steals by way of trash chuteLIFESTYLE SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewartemail@example.com Pre-law students want two-year programs, study showsThe average SAT score was 1960SEE LAW, PAGE 4 These pre-law students even before they go to school are looking for a practical route.Glen Stohr Kaplans pre-law programs director
News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014 TODAYFORECASTFRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY THUNDERSTORMS 79/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 81/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/54 SUNNY 78/50 SUNNY 73/45 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 101 Ubisoft Facebook drawing Ubisoft is one of the worlds largest video game producers in the world and is represented at UF. Enter February Frenzy for a chance to win cash prizes and free swag. Enter by going onto the Ubisoft at University of Florida Facebook page and clicking on the link in the latest status update. Like all three pages, and enter your name and email. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENINGBOSS first meeting Business Oriented and Sports Savvy Women is a new student organization that educates, empowers and equips women in the field of sports. Not only will you learn the basics of sports and the business behind it, but you will also get to meet prominent figures within the sports industry through guest speakers, facility tours, conferences, sporting events and more. Join B.O.S.S. Women at its first general body meeting today at 6:30 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 125, with guest speaker and WRUF sports director Steve Russell. Authors @ UF: Steven Noll and David Tegeder Professors Steven Noll and David Tegeder will discuss their book Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Floridas Future today at 7 p.m. in Smathers Library East, Room 100. The book examines the long-standing effort to build a canal across Florida. Sustainable event planning workshop Join us today from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Rinker Hall, Room 106, to learn sustainable event planning tips and how easy the Sustainable Event Certification Program process is. This program is through the UF Office of Sustainability and consists of a short Sustainable Event Planning Guide and an easy application for certification. The idea is any organization can host green events, regardless of if the organization has a sustainability focus. GatorWell focus group participants needed GatorWell Health Promotion Services is looking for UF students to participate in a onehour confidential focus group about interpersonal violence issues on campus. These focus groups will occur from Tuesday to March 14 at the GatorWell location on Radio Road. Each participant will receive a $20 UF Bookstore gift card and free pizza. To participate, email GatorWellProjects@mail.ufl. edu with your contact information. Use My Campus as the subject line. Participants must be 18 years or older and enrolled UF students. Latino Festival planning meeting The 13th annual Downtown Latino Festival planning meeting will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures (La Casita), 1504 W. University Ave. Resume and cover letter workshop Get tips and inside knowledge from an expert on how to put together an effective resume and cover letter or improve the ones you already have. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter invites you to its workshop led by a representative from the Career Resource Center. It will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in McCarty B, Room G108. Popcorn chicken and refreshments will be served. Catholic Student Fellowship The fellowship meets every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. in the lounge of St. Augustines Catholic Student Center, 1738 W. University Ave., for praise, worship, prayer, faith sharing, fellowship and guest speakers. Empowerment service trip to Colombia Sign up to go on one of Children Beyond Our Borders Bound For Peace service trips to the beautiful cities of Medelln or Cartagena in Colombia. Volunteers are trained to build and execute education empowerment workshops for at-risk youth in Colombia. Trip prices vary but include housing, food, transportation and the plane ticket. If youre interested, email the coordinators at email@example.com or visit chbob.org. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar
Micaela Montero Dokser Treasurer candidateAlthough she stands alone as the only candidate on the Taco Libre Party ticket, Micaela Montero Dokser is determined to change the way students view Student Government. goes by Mica, is no stranger to SG, having spent about two years involved with the Students Party. After being an active member her freshman year and a stint running for the Student Senate District D in 2012, she quickly morcounting and sophomore seats in 2013. Last director. Montero Dokser said she got involved with Taco Libre Party because she believes in bringing everybodys voice into SG. This is fun, this is Student Government, this is college this is supposed to be the time where you try things out and see how things work, she said. Were taking it seriously. But, at the end of the day, every student has a right to do this. In addition to her SG experience, Montero Dokser has served as vice president, and business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. Montero Dokser said she feels her academic skills, past Student Government experience and transferable skills make her a surer. I feel like a lot of people may think that the treasurer is like the accountant in the back seat, she said. You have to know how to make tough decisions and be able to know when something is fair. Im going to really take care of what the students want. John Bryan, a recent UF alumnus and former Students Party senator, said Montero Dokser is tenacious, and he believes she could be a fresh perspective in SG. She represents a fresh set of eyes, he said. Theres not a big minority or opposition movement this semester. I think that of the people that are left, Mica is a good candidate to carry on. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3SWAMP P ARTY Cory Y effet President candidateCory Yeffet knew he belonged in Student Government the second he stepped onto the UF campus as a freshman. Now tends to go out with a bang as the Swamp Partys candidate for Student Body president. Beginning his SG career as a member of the Freshman Leadership Council, the 21-year-old economics and political science senior worked his way up by serving as a student senator for multiple terms and Student Senate president pro tempore before settling in as the current Student Senate president. Yeffet, a Phi Delta Theta brother who previously served as the fraternitys social chairman and internal vice president, said he thinks he can bring openness and transparency to the Student Body. I like to think of myself as a good listener somebody who takes suggestions and makes changes with them, he said. I know thats something students are always wanting and something Id be able to deliver to them. Yeffet said because of his vast experience with SG, he understands how important the responsibilities of the Student Body president are. Youre the direct voice for 50,000 students Youre the voice directly to the president of the university, he said. I want to be as effective as possible, to really reach out to the students. And when you have an effective individual in such a big leadership position, the opportunities are endless. Horace Tucker, the associate dean and director for the Heavener School of Business, met Yeffet when he was selected for the Florida Leadership Academy as one of the top 100 sophomores in the school of business. He described Yeffet as bright and driven. He has progressed steadily through the Student Government system, so he understands how to get things done, Tucker said. He has the ability to inspire a shared vision. T A CO LIBRE P ARTYMegan R eeves / Alligator StaffMicaela Montero Dokser will be representing the Taco Libre Party as its treasurer candidate during elections this week. Megan R eeves / Alligator StaffCory Yeffet, Vivan Nguyen and Elliot Grasso will be representing the Swamp Party as its executive candidates during Student Government elections this week. Vivan Nguyen Vice president candidateVivan Nguyen has Gator blood coursing through her veins, and shes determined to leave her mark on UF. The 22-year-old physics and music senior and Swamp Party vice presidential candidate said her parents, who emigrated from Vietnam in 1975, met while attending UF. Both of her siblings have attended the university as well. Nguyen set out to wrap up her SG career after serving as the Swamp Party president, cabinet director for the Housing Affairs Cabinet and assistant director for the Gator Innovators. Though initially intimidated upon arriving at UF as a freshman, Nguyen quickly became involved with Honors Ambassadors, where she chaired multiple committees and was elected to serve on the selections committee. Those leadership positions catapulted her into SG involvement. I wanted to make an impact on a bigger level, she said. Nguyen, who is also a member of the position because of her widespread involvement at UF. My diversity sets me apart, she involved with more aspects while I was here at UF. I think I have a good perbecause of my involvement but because If elected, Nguyen said she will be In addition, Nguyen sits on the Fine Arts College Council, serves on the Presidential Committee of Cultural PlaExecutive at Large for the UF Board of College Councils. Kevin Orr, Nguyens UF piano professor, said that in the time he has known her, she has always been involved. She has always taken a proactive position as a student leader, whether in the government of her college or in service to the campus and Gainesville community, he said. Elliot Grasso Treasurer candidateElliot Grasso has been invested in when he landed a spot on the Budget and Appropriations Committee. Ever since, he kept his eyes focused on the Student Body treasurer position. mation systems and operations manin SG since 2012, is hoping to combine his academic and leadership experience as the Swamp Party Student Body treasurer candidate. Ive always seen the Student Body treasurer as a position that had the potential to do great things, he said. Grasso, the Student Senate president pro tempore, has served multiple terms as a student senator and a chairperson for the Senate Allocations Committee. Many of his efforts have been devoted to the Inter-Residence Hall Association. Currently, he is the president of the Executive Board. Grasso said that because he was involved in multiple SG-funded orgaIve learned to be an unbiased leader in making sure that I represent all students fairly, he said. Christine Winget, the adviser for IRHA, said Grasso possesses the know-how of budgets from serving as treasurer and auditor for IRHA. builds strong relationships with others and communicates well about policies, procedures and information, she said.
He said the college hasnt started a discussion about removing years yet, but other possible changes within the college are on the horizon. The college is looking at ways to change its third year to include more externships, where students work practitioners, as well as the introduction of practicum, he said. Jerry said practicum would bring law professionals into classrooms to teach students the technical aspects of practicing, such as drafting legal documents. This is on top of the colleges eight clinical programs, where students gain hands-on experience from law clinics within the college. I think we can do better, he said. Were doing a lot, but one of our goals is to always continuously improve the quality of our instruction. The details are still being hammered out, but Robert said its a likely addition to the college. Although the two-year law school like Arren De La Torre are skeptical about the cut to curriculum. ing junior, said most people believe easier and faster is better, but its safer to keep the third year. I dont know if its a very smart move, she said. Three years is already cutting it close for that much knowledge. 4, ALLIGATOR Yolandy Michels / AlligatorGirls Best FriendOn opening day, Gemini Green plays on one of the hands-on components at the Florida Museum of Natural Historys newest exhibit Wolf to Woof: A History of Dogs. BROOKE BAITINGERAlligator Contributing WriterPaper hearts and string lights ning for the organizations Second Chance Valentines Day Prom. Gainesville, came up with the event to give residents who missed or wanted to redo their prom experiences a chance to attend another one. We have the basketball gym here, so it just prom description, he said. The night included a disc jockey, arrangements and carriage rides pulled by a 20-year-old horse named dubbed prom king and queen upon entering. prom in high school, the event was time. Allison Matineau, a 20-year-old Shands Hospital, said she was unable to attend prom because she was home-schooled. I think (events like this) should happen more often, she said. This is something I always wanted to do, and a lot of people dont get a second opportunity to go to prom. ences. Samantha Cordero, a 20-yearevent as a do-over. The couple dated in high school gether, Moriceau said. I wanted to do it over and actually give her a corsage, so it kind of worked out, she said. DawnMarie Morton, a 42-yearold YMCA wellness department the community as well as the participants. If it helps the Y and it helps the community Im all for it, she said. Plus you get to party, dance and look pretty.YMCA hosts second-chance dance for people to attend prom ITS REPLACING A CANCELED CLASS. TAYLOR WIDOMAlligator Contributing WriterWorking out no longer has to be a pain in the butt. After two years, RecSports is bringing back step for students whose priority is to have fun. Rec manager Dan Leary said the dance-based cardio class, which started Sunday, will help get people who are intimidated by traditional exercise into a gym. It doesnt even feel like working out, but its really effective, he said. Leary said the class offers something RecSports has been missing since the previous instructor graduated. agreed. RecSports is about catering to every patron and what their view of a healthy lifestyle is, she said. Maybe running on a treadmill is not what me or you would want to do. youth and community sciences sophomore, said shes proof there are other ways to stay active. She lost about 40 pounds doing step in middle school. added mid-semester, students interested in signing up need to register for Sunday kickboxing, which was canceled because the instructor was injured. Classes are structured so students of all experience levels can participate, If I try out a move and Im not feeling like theyre catching on Im going to modify it to their needs, she said. I dont want them to feel selfdefeated. create an environment where people can destress. class Sunday and said she appreciated It was really fun, she said. I loved the music. dence. She said she spends as much time on song choice as she does choreography because participants step easier to songs they already know. Its like going to a club, she said.RecSports brings back step classes for studentsLOCAL CHRISTINE ALVAREZAlligator Contributing WriterProtestors lined up along an Archer deserve rights, too. of Hispanics Integrating Spanish Speakers through Advocacy and Service, the Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice and the Students for Justice in Palestine met at to protest the companys refusal to join the Initiated by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the campaign strives to create establish more humane farm labor standards and fairer wages for farmworkers in its tomato suppliers operations. We want to make sure that we get the message across that we want fair food, and we do not support a corporation that turns its back on injustice, said Yaissy Solis, a president of CHISPAS. Now that Gator Dining is planning to bring a Wendys location back to the protesting. The informational picket is designed to highlight a great injustice that is happening Wendys comes to the campus, said Paul and the CHISPAS faculty advisor. Its not good enough just to say people are being mistreated. We have to try to move people to action.Protestors challenge WendysEach guest was dubbed king and queenBonacci LAW, from page 1UF to make other changes
ELIZABETH RENDAAlligator Contributing WriterGators craving opossum, elk and armadillo Beast Feast. In lines that backed up to the edge of the cakes. For $15, UF students and Gainesville-area the Whitehurst Lodge in Archer. organized the event. We have a lot of boar, deer, red deer, trout all kinds of game ani6-foot live snake. said the event encourages people to hunt and controlled. donated from private ranches, cooperative units and even club members. he said. ALLIGATOR, 5Matthew Martyr / Alligator StaffPeople line up for a buffet of wild game at the 31st Annual Beast Feast on Saturday. The C AMPUSGators sample creepy-crawlies, wild game at Beast Feast Feb. 19, 2002 Long-term space travel, according to a UF profesral division of labor. It is possible that travelers born Feb. 22, 2010 UF. According to its database, the most dangerous STEVEN KATONA FIELD PALMERAlligator Contributing Writer Norb Dunkel, associate vice president for student residential shortages. integral part of college. UF breaks ground for new dorm JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.org ment violation and running a red light at the 600 block of West Uniport. When asked for his license, license. press time in lieu of a $15,000 bond.Man hides weed in nutty place BELLA ZABINOFSKYAlligator Contributing Writer third annual event. Union Grand Ballroom, brought about 60 and one of three event hosts. About 700 Gators learn CPR at Reitz Grand Ballroom eventC AMPUS We want more disabled students to come to our university, and we want them to live on campus.Bernie MachenUF PresidentSimmons
Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column Editorial The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to firstname.lastname@example.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.College newspapers should remain independentProblems arise quickly when student newspapers arent controlled by students, such as Rutgers Universitys newspaper, The Daily Targum. Last week, The Targums former opinions editor spoke out in a piece that appeared in was violated when her goodbye column for the newspaper was pulled by the papers board of trustees for failing to align with its political values. The former opinions editor is a young Muslim woman named Amani Al-Khatahtbeh. According to her article for the sole requests of Hillel, but is also exercising an overarching and seemingly limitless power over editorial content positioning itself for an unchecked exercise of censorship. Not only has the board been a complete enigma to the editorial staff and public and criticized for its lack of transparency, but also information about its membership, capabilities and the limits of its editorial discretion are convoluted and not outlined anywhere on the Targum website. Al-Khatahtbeh detailed the intense scrutiny she was placed under during her run as opinions editor. She was constantly criticized from the get-go for alleged biases against Israel even though she published plenty of pro-Israel content. Colleges, she maintained, are supposed to serve as microcosms of society. Thus, college newspapers should serve as a forum for topical and, at times, controversial issues to be discussed It only makes sense, then, that papers such as The Targum be fully independent. The lack of transparency on the inner workings of the trustees does not foster an environment of integrity and strong ethical values. The Alligator operates independently. Students make every single decision every single night. Sure, this means we make mistakes, but it also means we cant be told what to print (or what not to print). This lack of dependence on anyone but ourselves the university, Student Government, trustees is especially clear paneling, dated vending machines and broken rolling chairs are a far cry from UFs signature sleek interior decorating in those iconic shades of orange and blue. And we wouldnt want it any other way. As young reporters and editors on staff at a functioning daily newspaper, our job is both to serve the journalism needs of the UF community and Gainesville as well as to learn how newsrooms are run. We hold the Alligator to the same professional and ethical standards to which other, larger newspapers are held. Our job is not to serve the interests of UF, SG or a board. Our job is to report news accurately and fairly. The only way we can do that job is by being independent, and we value that above all. 149 TOTAL VOTES90% YES 10% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Do you remember the day you got into UF? Todays question: Should universities control their student newspapers?SG barely resembles a working democracySomeone once told me universities were microcosms of our society as a whole. A large group of individuals with varying interests work, live and play under the same banner in this case UF and even get the opportunity to govern themselves. However, at UF it raises a fascinating question. If our little society is representative time with the concept of democracy? As we approach Student Government elections, I marvel at the stories gracing the pages of the Alligator and wonder why, after all these years, democracy still cant rule year after year, thats not a democracy its a sham. Members of the Swamp Party would probably boast that we have a strong democracy in SG that represents the best interests of UF students, and it has the best plan to make sure UF remains an incredible place for its students. In some cases, that is probably very right, but lets not kid ourselves; SG still doesnt resemble a functioning democracy. Given the current state of SG, it appears Underwoods statement holds some truth. While under the Unite Party banner lets be real, Swamp and Unite are the same party we saw voter intimidation tactics, a member caught throwing Alligators away following a major endorsement for the opposition, and now the party doesnt even have a slate competing against it. Why even hold elections when those elections will feel about as competitive as those so-called democratic elections held in third-world countries? Criticism on the inability to manage democracy should not be directed solely at those in charge, but also those in the minority who couldnt manage to slate candidates for the election. For a truly democratic election, voters need at least two options, and sadly the Students Party was unable to meet that goal this year. The result is that Swamp gets to once again hold the reins of SG for another term with little to no consequences for its one-party rule. Can you imagine how quickly the U.S. government would diminish if only one party with few representatives from the minority party had complete control over the government? Sure, some Democrats and Republicans would marvel at the idea of controlling everything without having to worry about the other party interfering, but it would put the American democracy into a tailspin, leading us down the inevitable path of a dictatorship. what makes our form of government strong and why its still standing after 238 years. Democratic institutions even those as small as SG should take that into account. Competition and compromise will make Swamp, Students and even Taco Libre better parties and better representatives for UF students. For those currently serving in SG who think this is the way politics, governing and elections operate in our larger society, in some cases, you may be right, and in others, country. Stop just for a moment and consider whether one-party rule is healthy and truly representative of our society. If you agree, your society might be more representative of Vladimir Putins Russia, not American democracy. If you disagree, its time to roll up your sleeves and get to work repairing an institution. For the sake of our little society, I hope we can all work to improve our so-called democracy. Joel Mendelson is a UF grad student in political campaigning. His columns appear on Mondays. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Joel Mendelsonopinions@alligator.org
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Men are bad at sex. At least thats what a recent article published on Cosmopolitan magazines website suggests. I hate to break it to all you gentlemen out there, but I found myself nodding along to everything the author said. When he said, Any guy who puts forth the care and effort to bring a woman to orgasm is basically considered a unicorn, I literally laughed out loud. Its true. As much as we hate to admit it or even talk about it in general its a lot more likely the I went downtown the other night and was talking to a guy who said that maybe this was just because I hadnt found the right person. Sure, this is possible. But I hear complaints from my friends all the time that they had disthem come. Why is that? The Cosmo article suggests men dont care enough about pleasing their partners. This makes sense because women are so much harder to please than men. Brown University says that on average, it takes women 10 to 20 minutes to reach orgasm. Men usually come after two to three minutes of intercourse. How unfair. Im putting my foot down, though. The bad sex needs to stop. Im not trying to put the blame solely on you, gentlemen. A lot of the problem comes from couples not communicating well. This will probably be printed on my tombstone, I say it that much good sex comes from good communication. Once, a guy told me to give him feedback on everything he was doing. He didnt have much experience and wanted to make sure everything was OK. When he said this, my face looked exactly like the heart-eyes emoji, or so Im guessing. What was so great about the guy? He wanted to know what I liked, what I disliked and what he should do to make sure I had a great night. Everyone who has sex should adopt this attitude and strategy. Being in college, where casual sex is common, doesnt help. Figuring out what gets your partner off takes time. The 30-minute pump-and-dump that takes place after 2 a.m.? Well, thats just not enough time for someone to realize it takes exactly six minutes of oral and then intercourse at a 74-degree angle for you to come. On that note, gentlemen, stop doing the same moves over and over. Vaginas or any body part for that matschool girlfriend one time isnt guaranteed to work for that girl you brought home from the bar. I think a lot of the problem also stems from male cockiness. If you think you are Gods greatest gift to the vagina, stop. Do not pass Go; do not collect $200. If you say things like Im going to make you come until you scream, or This will be the best sex youve ever had, please stop. Dirty talk is great, but this is just setting yourself up for failure. After all this disappointing news, Im sure you want to hear something good. Orgasm is not necessarily the endgame of every sexcapade. Sure, it would be great to come every time, but sex is still fun without it. Eventually though, youll want to orgasm. The great thing about this problem is that somewhere out there, there is a man or woman who can give you the best orgasm of your life. And hey, how great is it that you might need to have a Robyn Smith is a UF journalism sophomore. Her columns appear on Mondays. Heres the hard truth: Men are bad at sexColumnI attended the talk on campus with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday, one of a series of events hosted by the Bob Graham Center here at UF. If you havent looked into it, the center has a video archive on its site, and it has brought in a number of interesting and important Florida Although Bondis comments focused mostly on her record as attorabout how she managed to become attorney general, her time as a student at UF and her time in law school. And it is here, rather than her discussion of her views on current policies, that most trations disconnect with the average young Floridian. When I was in college, I didnt know what I wanted to do, she said. I wasnt even sure I wanted to practice law When I was in law school, I did a with Bill James, who was the state attorney at the time because my dad was so worried I didnt want to practice law. And so I did this internship at the youre in law school, so I had four jury trials when I was in law school. Never wanted to do anything else. In what was apparently meant to be an effort to connect with those of us students who arent sure what direction we want to go post-graduation, she instead told a story of the well-connected being afforded valuable opportunities in spite of a lack of drive to earn them. An earlier claim in the evening of I dont think Ive ever made a resume in my life is the type of situation that students from modest means will likely profession before deciding to work for it, and we will probably not get a job handed to us once we graduate without needing to apply. And indeed, her idealistic statement of Its not always about the money, Ill tell you that its about doing what you love. And if you do what you love, it all works out in the end, rings hollow for those of us who cannot fall back on familial connections. For most of us currently at UF, there is no guarantee of everything working out in the end, whether we pursue what we love or not. Unfortunately, too many politicians like Pam Bondi make up the Republican Party that runs the executive and legislative branches of this state. Is it any surprise that theyve pushed for cuts in the type of programs that would help underprivileged Florida students succeed, when they themselves have no conception of what its like to be underprivileged or, in Bondis case, even regular-privileged? Furthermore, the Republican Party in this state isnt interested in learning these things from us, as is obvious from the Scott administrations move this place an early voting site on campus. We are not its constituency, and the administration is trying its best to keep us from being part of the political process because of it. Lucky for us, were already used to working harder for the same opportunities, and voting will be just one more thing. Matt Schneider is a UF engineering senior. Bondis talk shows Republican disconnectGuest column We are Ian Matthews and Stephanie Kirkpatrick, and we are running as write-in candidates for Student Body president and vice president, respectively. Like most of you, we were dismayed to learn that only one partys candidates for the weeks ballot. Before the election was even held, it was clear that members of fraternities and sororities would again go unrepresented in Student Government and ignored by its legislation. We are running to put an end to this travesty. No longer will GDIs and graduate students trample the rights of the Greek system, shutting us out of the halls of power. No longer will they be able to use their methods of coercion to drive up turnout and ensure an antiGreek administration. No longer will they extort from our houses $250 checks just for an impotent seat at the table. Instead, we will be sure to place Greeks front and center. We will only charge $200 from each house for a voice, and we will be sure to make it heard. The alcohol plastic handles of Popov. And let us be clear: We will include mixers, and they will be delivered cold. are. Unfortunately, both being members of the Greek system, we have had no opportunities to hold elective ever, Ian owns two suits and has a respectable haircut, graduation. Stephanie, although only coming from modest, upper-middle class means, has managed to stand out in the campus community through clubs and academics. Though she is driven to excel in both school and life, she respects traditional gender roles and volunteered for the vice president slot rather than run as president over Ian. We could make a lot of hollow promises to you and pretend like we care about the Student Body as a whole, like the Swamp Party does, so we will. We will make sure the library stays open Friday and Saturday nights for those GDIs who dont have a social life. We will institute a bike-sharing program for students who, for some reason, dont own scooters. Graduate students, you also have demands that we have said these things, and we thoroughly believe that we have said them. We members of fraternities and sororities will already face disadvantages come graduation. Please join us on Tuesday and Wednesday, and give our people a Ian Matthews is a UF business junior, and Stephanie Kirkpatrick is a UF classics senior.Comic relief: Writeins promise justice for marginalized Greek membersGuest column Robyn Smithopinions@alligator.org Ian Matthews & Stephanie KirkpatrickSpeaking Out Matt SchneiderSpeaking Out Letter to the EditorSwamp Party meet and greet As elections draw near, I want to continue to emphasize my dedication to this campaign and to the University of Florida. Today the Swamp Party will be holding an executive ticket meet and greet at Turlington Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. I encourage everyone to come out and share your ideas about Student Government with Vivan, Elliot and myself. Student engagement is of the utmost importance to us, as we are here to represent you. I look forward to spending the afternoon with all of you. After that, I will also be holding a Twitter Q-and-A session from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Government or Swamp Party, or you didnt get the opportunity to share your ideas at platform generation, please dont hesitate to tweet at me at @YeffetForPrez and use the hashtag #VoteYeff. I am looking forward to speaking with you all. All of us with the Swamp Party are excited and ready for the elections and our opportunity to represent the University of Florida. Go Gators! Together for tomorrow. Cory Yeffet Swamp Party candidate for Student Body President
8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014William A. England / Alligator StaffPitch HeroThe UF Mens Rugby Football Club hosted Tennessee on Saturday during the Gators SEC home opener at UVS Field. The teams next match is Feb. 22 in Gainesville. A GAINESVILLE COMPANY FINDS MOST CUSTOMERS ARE MIDDLE-AGED. ALYSSA AGUEROAlligator Contributing WriterElectronic cigarettes are trending in Gainesville. One company, The Grab Bag Vapor Co., located on 407 NE 23rd Ave., specializes in making the battery-operated alternative to the traditional cigarette by using a heating element to change liquids containing nicotine into vapor, which can be inhaled like a regular cigarette. Company owner Greg Geisecke said most of its customers are middle-aged Alachua County residents who buy them for health reasons. But the number of college students using the products is growing as well. Paul Doering, a retired UF College of Pharmacy professor, said use of e-cigarettes comes harmful than cigarettes, but most of the active ingredients are nicotine-based, which makes them addictive. But Doering said, if given the choice, ecigarettes could be a reasonable alternative to cigarettes. How unsafe they are, I think time will only Syraj Syed, tobacco education coordinator at the UF Area Health Education Centers proelectronic cigarettes to determine where the program stands on the issue. Despite some of the negativity surrounding this product, the Grab Bag Vapor Co. marketing assistant Joshua Galarneau said the health I was a pack-a-day smoker, and then I As for the future of e-cigarettes, Geisecke said he thinks more people will turn to them, especially young adults. College students seem to realize that these Local experts debate on pros, cons of electronic cigarettes JONATHAN PINE WAS SHOT LAST WEEK. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSORLANDO The widow of a slain central Florida sheraround her neck at his funeral. Thousands came to Orlando on Saturday to mourn Orange than Pine, who was fatally shot last week while responding to a car burglary call. Bagpipers and an honor ily at the service at First Bapfriends and family are planning another memorial service in Louisiana this week. Pine was remembered as a husband and father who pledged to make it home every morning. He was buried at a cemetery in Gotha, Fla. Sheriff Jerry Demings presented Bridget Pine with posthumous awards honoring Pine was responding to reports of car break-ins late Monday when he encountered Benjamin Holtermann. According to authorities, Pine chased Holtermann through nearby backyards, but Holtermann opened stopped two of the shots, but the third entered his chest under his arm. Holtermann was later found ed gunshot wound in a nearby neighborhood.Slain Orange County deputy remembered BRADLEY NORMANAlligator Contributing WriterA local organization is collecting books and money to help stock library shelves in Africa. Community members have collected about 800 books through a partnership between two organizations. The book department at the Alachua Habitat for Humanity ReStore, known as the Habitat Bookworms, along with the African Library Project, are gathering and packing books to send to Ghana libraries. Harold Baranoff, book department manager, said the organization has raised $100 of the $500 needed to send out the shipment. house in New Orleans costs about $200 and an additional $300 to ship the books to the individual libraries in Africa the project is working with, Baranoff said. We have almost enough books set aside, Linda L. Cronin Jones, a UF associate professor of science and environmental education, said the educational tools that are often viewed as absolute basics are resources that If you do have access to books that are doto school, they have a way of getting access to Jones, who has previously worked in Daniel Solernou, a 25-year-old UF political science and sociology senior and Habitat for Humanity intern, said the shipping cost is one of the biggest issues faced by the Bookworms. I think the goal really is to make as much money as they can for the postage and get as Solernou said.Bookworms inch toward $500 goal for Ghana librariesLOC AL VISITS COST $50. DOMINIC UTTERAlligator Contributing WriterA call comes in over the hotline. The subject is a woman working at a credit union. The caller provides details, directions and payment. A team mobilizes, parks out of sight and silently hides near a reinforced security door, waiting to surprise the woman as she exits the building. The squad synchronizes through a series of nods and pitch pipe noises before executing its highly rehearsed plan a four-part harmony of Elvis The Barbergators Chorus, a local a cappella group, visited businesses and homes Friday to sing Valencontacted the group to give details about where their love interests would be. Then the Barbergators sent three quartet groups to the various locations throughout the day. The Barbergators charged $50 for its performances, which included a ten, the vice president of music and performance. He said the price is usually negotiable because the group likes to sing for anyone who wants to listen. During the afternoon, one of the quartets stopped to sing for Kim CelThey start singing, and they have The experience is rewarding for the Barbergators as well. never found anything as musically satisfying. Jacobs said interactions at weekly club meetings help create a tight-knit group of singers. The friendships you make with the guys some who have been here for 30 years creates a strong hearing the life experiences of these noon was the Atrium at Gainesville, a senior living community. The fore walking through a set of sliding glass doors to perform for a crowd of about 40. Maureen Steenbeke, the organizer of the event at the Atrium, said she hires the group several times a year. Jacobs, who is also the chorus director, said that for the Barbergators, singing for the community is just as enjoyable. The group has expanded its size in the last year and is working to branch out its gigs to include more students. Barbershop quartet spreads love, music on Valentines Day
BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. SS & VA ARE WELCOME!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 4-23-72-1 Countryside 4 Bd/4 Bth beautifully furnished condo on bus route. Bball, vball, pool, spa and fitness room. $425/room, includes $50 utility allowance per/room. Fall occupancy. Ellie 561-361-9600 or email@example.com 2-27-14-25-1 $350/mo/student 4 Bed/4 Bath furnished Condo on ground level with washer, dryer, pool, on bus line near UF at 3800 SW 20th Ave, Univ. Terr. West, privately owned Steve 352-586-6468 2-18-14-15-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! 1BR APT $395/moSmall pet ok. 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LAKEFRONT HOUSE. 2 miles east of down town. 3/2, nice kitchen, laundry, garage, 24' x 36' screened room. $400 Quiet neighbor hood. Call Dave 352-281-2200 2-26-1426-4 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 4-23-72-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-23-14-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-23-14-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-23-14-72-6 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. 4-23-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-14-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-23-14-60-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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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. GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 4-23-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. 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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. Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-23-1472-14 SBSG is a financial transcription company offering part-time work. Create your own schedule Competitive Production-Based Pay Close to campus! Must be able to touch-type 65wpm Apply Online: www.sbsgrp.com 12-3-14151-14 Another Saturday night without a date? Read The Alligator.
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Temporary Part time position -Requires current and active certification as a Lifeguard. Drivers License and a non-disqualifying criminal record required. No other education or experience required. Apply online @ http://peoplefirst.m yflorida.com. Select vacancies in Alachua County. Position # 60033454 Unit Treatment Specialist (Lifeguard). You may also contact Grady Carthon @ (352)264-8248. Deadline for applications will be February 28, 2014. 2-27-14-9-14 MEDICAL ASSISTANTPT for a doctor's office. Experience preferred. Email resume to: email@example.com 2-18-14-5-14 Sun Country Sports is hiring swim & gymnastics instructors, summer camp counselors and more! Apply today at www.suncountrysports.com/jobs.html 2-17-14-5-14 Looking for Emergency Alarm Operators. Similar to 911 dispatching. Ability to work fast paced. This is an as needed position. Clean background check. Inquire to ddamiano@ cpss.net 2-28-14-30-14 F/T receptionist needed in busy law office. 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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators in the NBAFormer UF center Joakim Noah scored eight points to par at its one home Read the story on page 13. Hill suffers groin injury GATORS SHOT 33 PERCENT FROM FIELD IN FIRST HALF. JONATHAN CZUPRYN@jczuprynThroughout the Southeastern Conference schedule, Billy Donovan has half and second-half Gators. Once again, No. 3 Florida (23-2, 12-0 14 Kentucky (19-6, 9-3 SEC) on Saturday. However, like clockwork, the Gators came out of the break with the hot hand to defeat the Wildcats 69-59 2007. UF is just the third team to win in Lexington, Ky., since UK coach John Calipari took over in 2009. We really had to overcome a really poor shooting night, Donovan said. We had some decent threes (but) we could not get anything to go down from behind the line. Florida sunk only 10 of its 30 shots pared to Kentuckys 11-of-22 shooting performance. The Gators shot just a combined 1 of 9 from beyond the arc; Scottie Wilbekin landed the only one about four minutes into the game. Despite the offensive struggles, Donovan said he felt good going into the half like he did on the road against Tennessee on Tuesday. In both scenarios, the Gators were allowing their opponent to shoot at least 50 percent while being held below 40 percent themselves. But in each case, Florida wasnt forced to climb Against Tennessee, Donovans squad was just down one. And on Saturday night, the two SEC rivals were separated by only three points.AP PhotoScottie Wilbekin shoots an uncontested three-point shot during Floridas 69-59 win against Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington, Ky. Wilbekin scored a career-high Gators dominate game in second half GORDON STREISAND@GordonStreisandBoth times UF has played UGA, it has been U-G-L-Y. On Sunday afternoon, Florida (17-8, 7-5 Southeastern Conference) dropped its second game to Georgia (17-8, 5-7 SEC) this season, 67-58. Georgia really did a great job of setting the tone, and we followed the tone they set pretty much the entire game, coach Amanda Butler said. We had some spurts when we battled but we did not play with Florida toughness for 40 minutes, and youre not going to beat good teams on their home court when you do that. Many parallels can be drawn from the Gators loss to the Bulldogs about a month ago in the OConnell Center to Floridas loss Sunday. Despite shooting 44.4 percent from threepoint range (4 for 9) and getting into the early bonus, the Gators found themselves down at halftime 35-26. Although Georgia was shooting only 5 for 17 from beyond the arc, it outrebounded of the matchup earlier in the season between the two teams also yielded similar results the Bulldogs outrebounded the Gators 22-13 and eventually won the game 68-62 in Gainesville. In both games, UF shot better from the Georgia beats Florida for season sweepBASEBALL ADAM LICHTENSTEIN@alichtenstein24Karsten Whitson waited nearly two years to get back on the mound, but his return did not last long. The redshirt junior right-hander lasted only two innings in his season debut against Maryland on Sunday. inning back to college baseball, but No. 23 Floridas (2-1) bats bailed him out in the rubber game of its three-game series against Maryland, securing an 8-5 win. Were going to keep running him out there, coach Kevin OSullivan said. Hell Whitson struggled the moment the he faced, going to a 3-0 count before issua single later, the 6-foot-4 pitcher was already pitching from behind. If he bounces a breaking ball there, he probably gets out of the inning, OSullivan said. Terrapins shortstop Blake Schmit roped a double, and Whitson walked another batter. His saving grace came when Maryland designated hitter Mike Rescignos crushed double bounced wall, preventing a fourth run from scoring in the inning. However, Whitson returned after a ginally better. He gave up a contested should have been called a groundout, and put runners on the corners after a wild pitch on a strikeout. The seasoned pitcher worked out of the end the inning. OSullivan thought that was enough for UF bats bail out starter to win season-opening series UF W omens Bask etball Whitson SEE W-HOOPS, PA GE 14 SEE HOOPS, PA GE 14 SEE BASE, PA GE 14
JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126The Gators had no trouble at the plate during the Easton Desert Classic. hits against the Golden season. a release. I thought our hitters did a good job ing Minnesota to three hits and two earned and senior Hannah Rogers all continued pitched. ALLIGATORRyan Jones / Alligator StaffSantiago Gavino hits the ball during the SunTrust Gator Invitational on Saturday at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. Gavino, who competed as an individual, scored better than any Florida golfer. MENS GOLF LAYNE WEITZELAlligator Writer@laynejweitzel sion. The Gators placed 11th in the Alexander said. ida States Hank Lebioda. Alexander was blunt when nior Bill Anderson and redshirt But Alexander is not so quick nine holes. son. is not working. ing it to regionals unless we kind UF collapses at only home tourneyRyan Jones / Alligator StaffStephanie Tofft bunts during Floridas 4-2 win against Mississippi State on April 7, 2013 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Tofft led the team in RBIs in its latest tournament. Gators blow out ranked opposition at Easton Desert Classic Walton There was absolutely nothing positive about what happened this week. When the same mistakes are being made over and over, then it becomes a habit, and its not so much a positive that you can look at and say, Well, theres some correctable mistakes.Buddy AlexanderUF coach
Thats encouraging when you walk in because a lot of times that can be a recipe where you walk in the locker room down 10 or 12, Donovan said. And now youve got a hole youve really got to battle out of to try to get back into it. It did not take long for the Gators to chip away at the Wildcats lead. Fewer than four minutes into the second half, a Wilbekin jumper put Florida ahead 36-34 Florida jumped ahead 49-48 with 8:14 left behind a pair of Wilbekin free throws, and the Gators never relinquished the lead. Similar to the Tennessee game, Michael Frazier II all but guaranteed the victory with a late three-pointer to put his four minutes on the clock. In 12 SEC games, Frazier is 25 of 51 from beyond the arc in the second half. Fortunately for the Gators, the sophomores clutch performances after the break are enough to make up for his halves of the games. his stroke in the second half. Against SEC opponents, Florida is 23.4 percent from percent in the second half. Its just going to be one of those things where youve got to kind of stay the course, Donovan said. Its a 40-minute game and theres going to be those kinds of things. Its always a grind when youre playing on the road. ever, it was foul trouble and rebounding that ultimately led to the Gators downfall in both contests. On Sunday, sophomore January Miller fouled out with 5:18 remaining in the game. Miller, normally a sparkplug in crucial moments, was hardly that against Georgia. Upon fouling out, she had shooting performance. Freshman Ronni Williams also found herself in foul trouble. Racking up four personal fouls, Williams scored 10 points on 5-for-8 shooting but grabbed only two boards. Senior Jaterra Bonds led Florida in rebounds on Sunday despite having been the teams top rebounder only three times this season. That role is usually reserved for redshirt junior Kayla Lewis, who led all Southeastern Conference players in rebounding in conference games, averaging 9.5 boards per contest prior to playing UGA. On Sunday, she pulled We just played a really disjointed offensive game and had too many people who werent on the same page, Butler said. We were gressive and consistent, and that small lineup certainly did give us a boost for a while. We were just trying to create and attack somehow, generate momentum somehow. Although the total rebounds were essentially neutralized Georgia won the battle 39-33 offensive factor in Georgias victory. The Bulldogs posted 14 second-chance points compared to the Gators four. Georgia just made plays, Butler said. They had some players who really played outside their scouting report, but you have to give them credit. Shacobia Barbee and Erika Ford shot the ball great. Those players really separated them from us [Sunday]. Florida, now 7-5 in conference play, still has a good half of the conference the good enough to get a bid to the NCAA tournament, which it hasnt played in since 2012. Its next opponent, Missouri, is currently 13th in the SEC. If the Gators beat the Tigers on Thursday, Florida ish in SEC play. 14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014William A. England / Alligator StaffTaylor Gushue bats during Floridas 9-7 loss against Maryland on Saturday at McKethan Stadium. Gushue drove in three runs in UFs 8-5 win on Sunday. Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffJaterra Bonds drives the ball during Floridas 75-67 win against Alabama on Jan. 30 in the OConnell Center. Bonds led the Gators with seven rebounds against the Bulldogs on Sunday. Bonds racks up rebounds against Georgia W -HOOPS, from page 12Catcher brought in three runsIt was a combination of things, OSullivan said. It was a long bottom of the second, he had a really good second inning. I wanted him outing. right-hander carried the team while the offense took the lead. The sophomore pitched three innings of scoreless ball to give the Gators a chance to build their lead. After Whitson tossed his last pitch, Floridas offense made sure he would not be greeted with a loss. After scoring a run on a Taylor Gushue when a pitch hit second baseman Casey Turgeon. Gushue drove in the third and fourth runs of the inning on a single to left. I knew we were going to get our chances three RBIs. We capitalized on pretty much every single opportunity we got. The Gators added the winning runs in the walked and freshman A.J. Puk laced a double to right, scoring Mattson for the freshmans Martin followed with a double, bringing Mattson around before Martin produced his own run on the basepaths. The sophomore shortstop stole third while ball careened off the third basemans glove, game. I was pleased with how we swung the bats [Sunday], OSullivan said. We have a lot of room to grow, obviously. We need to get better at some things, but you get a series win this early in the year, youve got to feel good about it. BASE, from page 12 HOOPS, from page 12Wilbekin gave Florida lead at free-throw line
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15AP PhotoHugh Graham Jr. (left) hugs Arman Hall after winning the 4x400m relay dur ing the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Jun. 8, 2013. LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrenceEntering the weekend with four meets on the agenda didnt faze the UF track program. The Gators showed no signs of fatigue as a number of performances highlighted Floridas Sprinter Arman Hall, hurdler Eddie Lovett and sprinter Hugh Graham Jr. all topped their previous personal marks. Halls 20.68 mark in the 200-meter run was a meet record and also the second-best time in the nation. Lovetts season-best 7.69 in the 60-meter hurdles was a new meet record and one of seven Gators event victories at the Texas A&M Invitational. UF put together a second-place team standa release. 200 meter. shot put. Eddie was just Eddie being Eddie in the hurdles. Virginia Tech Elite Meet. The Croatia native threw an 18.98-meter record book. TAMU. Out in Ames, Iowa, at the Iowa State Classic, Graham claimed both the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.66 seconds, as well as winning the 400-meters in 46.60 seconds. clocked their season-bests in the 800-meter at the Classic to At the western-most meet this weekend, a freshman placed herself in the record Meanwhile, Greenes distance teammate, season. After four competitions last weekend, the Gators will have a two-week window before the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships on Feb. 27.Gators set season-best marks at events across the countryLovett Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffGordon Watson prepares to swing at the ball during Floridas 5-2 win against North Florida on Jan. 22 at the Ring Tennis Complex. Watson and the Florida mens tennis team struggled in their 4-0 loss to Notre Dame at the ITA Team Indoors in Houston on Sunday. Read the story online at alligatorSports.org. LACROSSE EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_l it is in the cage. Redshirt senior Cara Canington and sophof the season. which has been useful for the 11 true freshmen saves in Floridas season-opener at No. 1 North record of 14 saves in a single match. she held off High Point as it started to get some momentum in the last 10 minutes of the match. position opportunities. not her fault, but were due to an issue in the offense breaking down. us. The Florida coach said the offenses shakiness on the draws had a lot to do with the shifting the defense all around, but she came up with some huge saves and got the ball out on Canington were from free-position shots. Overall, the Panthers had four free-position them to convert on two of the four shots. The seniors goalkeeping skills held High Gators a running clock at the start of the secwas tasked with the job of holding High Point back as UF rotated freshmen in and out of the game. Freshman attacker Sammi Burgess said the defense for the Gators was one of the best and No matter how well offense or defense strongest assets. I feel most comfortable with our goalkeepgood job for us.Goalkeepers solid for Florida It was the draw controls. You can see how critical they are. We lost a couple of draw controls right in a row and they ended up being goals against us.Amanda OLearyUF coach
16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014 Rachel Crosby / Alligator Staff Kytra Hunter performs a beam routine during Floridas 197.525196-.025 win against Arkansas on Friday in the OConnell Center. GYMNASTICS ERICA A. HERNANDEZAlligator Writer@EricaAlyssaKytra Hunter sat out of all but one practice last week with a stomach illness, but when she stuck her landing on vault to earn a perfect 10, she looked unfazed by any sickness. Hunter, who had previously scored two consecutive 10s on I was so happy for Kytra, ing that she was sick this week near perfection on that vault so many times. Hunter is now the second Gator in history to have scored three 10s in a single season. three 10s on vault. A decade has March 2004. could not build on a strong start after scoring a 10 on vault. The junior scored team lows on Hunter lost her balance and fell duction. Yeah, I was kicking myself in er said. But you know what? I need something to improve on each week. I mean, no girl ever wants to fall, but you got to get one out of the way. another less stable routine against Arkansas. mination and will, Faehn said. that beam and made the absolute best out of it. And that was really the time. tive week and third time overall. Her score of 9.75 was consistent with the career high she achieved against Kentucky. Alaina Johnson tied her career time Johnson scored this well on year on Feb. 12, 2011. Johnson was the only other worker, she really is, Faehn said. tine, and dynamic tumbling for as combination. Despite handing Arkansas its son, Florida felt its performance par. got off to a very good start, still that were looking for, Faehn said. But what I did like was you through everything.Hunter notches third perfect score of 2014 campaign despite illnessFaehn