We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator Antonio Farias is the newest addition to UFs cabinet, pg. 4Sixty-four residents voiced their concerns in a meeting with the Alachua County Labor Coalition, pg. 5 Andrew Huang tells you why Warriors-Cavaliers IV is much better than it seems, pg. 14VOLUME 112 ISSUE 91Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida By Angela DiMicheleAlligator Staff WriterChristopher Barbey, a UF doctoral student, researches strawberry genetics at UF with his research partner in a lab with no name on its door. His partner, Kevin Folta, used to display his name, but he took it down years ago when he began receiving death threats because of some of his more controversial research. In a Facebook post Tuesday night, Folta, a professor and the former chairman of the horticultural sciences department at UF, said damaging attacks from activist groups caused him to resign from his chairman position. In his resignation email Friday, he said his resignation is also for personal reasons, which he later ex(W)hen you have personal matters to take care of and are being targeted by these groups, its not fair to have to split my time that needs to be 100 percent devoted to my research, and to my faculty and to leadership, Folta said. GMWatch.org is an activist group that campaigns against genetpoint of Foltas research. On Monday, the group posted a story online with abuse allegations against Folta and called for a thorough investigation. However, his colleagues hail him said Folta is the reason he came to UF from Idaho for graduate school. I followed Kevin online because he is a huge champion for people who have a pro-science attitude toward genetic engineering and what it can do, Barbey said. Folta said the group has targeted him for years because he is a scientist, calling them a hate group that harrasses him, his mother and his ex-wife. The group has also targeted scientists working on vaccines and climate change, he said. He said being harassed is nothing new, and this will not be the last time as long as he continues to teach about technology in sustainable agriculture. All I can say to that is look at their website, Folta said. Look at how theyve targeted me for years. This is just another set of allegations that will go away like the rest of them did. UF spokesperson Margot Winick said Tuesday she has no information yet on who will assume Foltas position. Folta said he will be a leader for the horticulture department even after resigning. Im just changing the title, Folta said. I will still always work hard to be good at what I do. @angdimi firstname.lastname@example.orgShelbie Eakins / Alligator StaffAdoption fees waived through SaturdayMorty, a 3-month-old kitten, enjoys being held and played with. Mortys adoption fees, as well as the fees for other animals, have been waived through Saturday due to the shelter being at full capacity. By Sloan SavageAlligator Staff WriterTHE HOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1952.Melanie Leonard looks back on her two years living in the Delta Gamma Sorority house with fond feelings. But the 64-year-old advisory team chairman for the UFs chapter of the sorority could only watch Wednesday as a demolition crew bulldozed her old stomping sorority house at 808 W. Panhellenic Drive. Its bittersweet, but it was time, Leonard said, who joined Delta Gamma in 1971. We looked into having it renovated, but the cost of the renovation was going to exceed the cost of bulldozing it and rebuilding. ter started planning the rebuilding, and a contractor was chosen in the past year. The house July, Leonard said. The new three-story house will have an elevator, 34 rooms, 71 beds, dedicated study rooms and an arts and crafts room. There will also be rooms to work out, have meetings and have proctored tests, Leonard said. The house will include a suite for the house director and a guest suite for visiting members of DelWithout a house to meet in for the time being, the chapter will be holding their meetings in Emerson Alumni Hall, the Press and the Reitz Union. Despite the renovations, the members will have memories of the previous house. An anchor given by the Fall pledge class of 1957 will be refurbished and kept at the house, Leonard said. Delta Gamma was colonized at UF in the Fall of 1948 and became a chapter in April 1949. The sorority built its house in 1952. Beth Pelzer, the vice president of Delta Gammas house corporation board and recruitment advisor, lived in the house for three years between 1969 to 1973. She said that most of her sisters went to the library to study then. Because you have access to your computer, our women now, some go to the library, but a lot of them study at home, Pelzer said. A lot of them have classes online. Pelzer said the new houses study spaces will help accommodate these technological advancements. Were just trying to make it for the women of the 21st century, Pelzer said. @sloanasavage email@example.comSorority house demolished in preparation for rebuilding Folta
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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 NEW STUDENT Advertise in theEDITION 2018RUN DATE: August 15th 2018 DEADLINES:June 8th (save 10%) July 7th (save 7%) Aug 3rd (save 5%)Contact your sales rep today and let incoming students know youre ready for business in the New Student Edition!CALL TODAY 352.376.4482 email@example.com Welcome Back EditionFall 2018Advertise in theRUN DATE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 FINAL DEADLINE FRIDAY, AUGUST 10Save 5% on your advertisement Contact your sales rep today and let incoming students know youre ready for business in the Welcome Back Edition!CALL TODAY firstname.lastname@example.org By Gillian SweeneyAlligator Staff WriterStudents at UF will now have the ability to virtually chat with the members of the Student Government executive branch. Student Body President Ian Green announced the addition of on Tuesday. The program is titled MeetingU. The program allows students hours in person to video chat with SG executive members, Green said. I dont want Student Governthat is far away from the students but one that is very approachable and accessible, Green said. The Zoom platform was chosen Green said. The application is available to all students for free, whether they use Apple, Android or Windows devices. Nobody has signed up for a meeting so far, Green said, but he is anticipating appointments in the future. be held throughout the year, Green said. President Danielle Grosse said. I am really excited to see Ian come There was no senate meeting on the Tuesday the announcement was made. Green will be addressing the Senate regarding the program at the regular SG meeting Tuesday, Grosse said. @gilliangsweeney email@example.com By Keon Christian and Madison RubertAlligator Contributing WritersFrancis Donahue, 38, thought it was ridiculous when the landlord from Paradigm Propclean-up fee. He only paid it because he really wanted the apartment he was about to live in. When I moved in, the condition was was illegal. Donahue isnt alone in his experiences with renting in Gainesville. At an open dialogue held by the Alachua County Labor Coalition on Tuesday evening, 64 renters in the community expressed the problems they were facing as tenants. At the meeting held inside the Emmanuel Mennonite Church at 1236 NW 18 Ave., attendees proposed solutions to renting conquality standards and affordable housing. for District 4 Adrian Hayes-Santos and Kali Blount, co-chair of the Alachua County Housing Authority. the issue of segregation of housing was introduced. Blount, 61, believes that while racial segregation of housing is illegal, strong economic segregation of housing still exists. It is important to obtain mixed income housing, but it must happen across the board. Theres been some willingness in this comeast, thats good up until a point unless its reciprocal, Blount said. ing forthcoming about the rights and responsibilities that come with renting, such as speright to privacy. Hayes-Santos said more transparency is cisions. Before a future tenant signs a lease, its important they are told about their rights as a renter. This ensures they understand their ant in a given situation, Hayes-Santos said. People in our community care. This shows that we have a community that is progressive and advocating for what they believe in. By Gillian SweeneyAlligator Staff WriterCurrent treatments for HIV allow people with the disease to live longer than ever before. Yet, this extension of life can often mean that individuals may experience other medical problems. show early symptoms of neurodegenerative Habibeh Khoshbouei, an associate professor of neuroscience at UFs College of Mediin their 70s and 80s, HIV-infected people show it much earlier. The collection of neurological disorders that have been frequently documented in the HIV-positive population is called NeuroAIDS, Khoshbouei said. The disorders inResearchers are studying how the longer lifespan of HIV-positive patients is associated with NeuroAIDS, Khoshbouei said. In her lab, researchers study dopamine transmission. This month, they published a study in Glia, a peer-reviewed journal, exploring a protein that affects dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that allows us to begin movements and perform doctoral student Doug Miller said. When a persons dopamine levels are out of the normal range, it means they will not move or behave normally, Miller said. The UF study, which used mice, found that a protein associated with those who are HIV positive, the HIV-1 Tat protein, reduces the level of a different protein, tyrosine hydroxylase, Miller said. Tyrosine hydroxylase is required for the production of dopamine. This HIV-1 Tat protein in effect limits dopamine production in the brain. Funding for this study came in part from grants from the National Institute of Neutional Institute on Drug Abuse, according to the journal article. that point out a need to focus on neurological-based treatments in the future, Miller said. That will allow a person to have a much more normal life for an extended period of time, Miller said. @gilliangsweeney firstname.lastname@example.orgHIV-positive individuals are
Editorial Column About that Bright Futures summer textbook stipend...I years of speech and debate. Another part is being a journalism major, where a fact error can automatically cut your grade in half. Hall, I took the time to fact check all of my opponents ideas and claims by emailing the respecof each idea. Needless to say, that sets me up the truth, then it is well worth the effort. Especially when it comes to politicians, you cant just let anyone say anything. my way, I gobble it up like a dehydrated turkey in a sauna in the Sahara. I like to think that I know my stuff, so when the Student Body president made the announcement in an online letter stipend. ida Department of Education a call. They were both a bit bewildered. The Department of Education said it had been getting calls from confused stakeholders as well. be pretty complicated. That element of plausible tongue and simply wait until Tuesday nights Senate meeting to question the Student Body president on the matter. My second question was if the accompaniment Perhaps I wanted to be wrong, so I could enjoy that sweet, So I was amused to see the letter to the Student Body I was less amused that no one really said anything about someone is going to realize that they low-key published fake tentionally misled so they can also correct the record. Well, a whole newspaper column on this might be a heck of an elbow nudge, but its a good way to make sure were Zachariah Chou is a UF political science sophomore and Murphree Area senator. His column focuses on Student Government and comes out Thursday.THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 www.alligator.org/opinions temper tantrums. The weather bends to the will of the old you want to go drinking downtown but only own a moped. You could say its raining cats and dogs, or pouring buckets come up with our own phrase to describe both the consistently awful weather as well as our mood on Wednesday nights. See, we like to make it rainMorgan McMullen EDITOR Bailey LeFever MANAGING EDITOR Sarah Stanley UNIVERSITY EDITOR Baylie Cainas METRO EDITOR Zachariah Chouopinions@alligator.orgDARTS AND LAURELS it following a racist tweet from the shows star, Roseanne Barr. Peddled as a show for working-class white folks, Iger and Disney/ABC both a dart and a laurel. The laurel is toning it down in our current social and political climate is, Hurricane Maria is now estimated to be thousands higher and estimate casualties in the thousands. Puerto Rico or on those still affected by the storms wrath, dart to cable news for failing drama and failure to rise to basic standards of decency. Staon a horrible situation affecting their fellow citizens.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 email@example.com, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 OPEN DAILY: 6 AM 10 PMBreakfast Lunch Dinner3120 SW Archer Road (352) 745-7221 www.bojangles.com $5COMBO MEALSChoose from 2Pc. Leg/Thigh Dinner With Biscuit Or Pulled Bbq Pork Sandwich Combo, Both Come With Side Item Plus Drink! Society is propelled by technology or a battery. Everything is faster and at your fingertips. Students type notes on their computers, read headlines with their noses buried in a screen, scan lessons from an online textbook or take quizzes on Canvas. Some students whiz by on automated bikes, skateboards or scooters. Because of the efficiency and pervasion of technology, many people argue print news, magazines and books are dying breeds. I disagree. I may be in the minority, but to me, nothing beats holding a pen to paper, holding a story or the feel and smell of flipping the pages of a book. For me, it makes it more real. I still buy the hard copy of a textbook and pick up The Alligator on my way to class, hearing the door of the newsstand slam behind me. Im a kinesthetic learner and love writing notes, placing tabs in books and seeing my byline right on a page. This isnt to say I never use technology. News spreads faster than ever on social media. I type up most of my assignments on my laptop. Im guilty of spending too much time on my phone. However, hard copies allow for sharing experiences and holding history, whereas a textbook with a one-time code locks students into one option and an article can be lost in the depths of the internet. I think there needs to be a balance. Technology can go down and be tampered with, but paper is always there. I dont think it should be a competition. There is a space for both. Journalism is a degree of tradition and innovation. We learn to take notes on paper and stick to strict grammar rules. However, we also learn how technology expands our stories and allows news to reach more people. Photos, infographics and interactive elements like charts, audio and video make news come alive. However, not everyone has access to internet. Paper is universal and campus libraries work hard to preserve special and tactile literary artifacts. Libraries also digitize massive collections. Power seems to rule the world, but, for me, paper is the foundation. I grew up having stories read to me sitting on the laps of family. I lived for the day I got my library card and could carry out piles of books to my room. I got in trouble for hiding under my covers reading with a flashlight way past my bedtime. Today, I also get excited by a cool ad in a magazine, a beautiful book cover and my stash of favorite notebooks, waiting for the moment I have the perfect story to draft in them. At the same time, I appreciate a crisp photo on the front page of a website, the quick advice or news from a journalist in a series of tweets and the ease and clarity of finding information online. In a world where everything glows, I ask people to step back and appreciate the black type on a faded white page or the feel of a pen in their hands. Technology does not need to mean the end of tradition. Now more than ever, I feel the world needs some pull back into the tangible moments beyond a screen. Sophie Feinberg is a UF journalism junior. Her column comes out Tuesday and Thursday.Powerful foundations: Why it's wrong to worship digital over paperColumnIf you spend enough time on the internet, you learn the language of memes. Its a marketdriven tongue; memes go in and out of fashion frequently. If youre not careful, you might find yourself in a lurch, trading in low-value memes. This is as important as any college course learning to navigate the meme economy can make or break your online presence. Irrelevance, to any selfrespecting, red-blooded citizen of the internet, is a fate worse than death. The meme economy and the real economy are similar in only a few ways. Most importantly, they both derive the value of things stocks, products, images, catch phrases, etc. from the value assigned to them by the mass of consumers. Bear in mind the main driver of a memes value is its popularity, not the quality of the meme itself. There is no single aspect of memes that makes them valuable or invaluable. In fact, many of the most valuable memes of all time, at their peak, started off as low-quality jokes. If youve heard somebody say, do you know de wey, sometime after January of this year, youve experienced textbook lowvalue trading firsthand. Take Ugandan Knuckles under consideration. The video that started the hamhanded phenomenon became popular in December 2017. Within a few short months, arguably weeks, we saw the entire meme cycle take place. First, the internet laughed unironically. Then the market was diversified by investments in different takes on the meme. Irony and self-reference took hold. The bubble continued to grow. Eventually, as it happens with all memes, it fell into the wrong hands. The market was soiled with counterfeit. There is some debate as to whether Knuckles was ever funny, but it certainly crashed hard onto its deathbed. The plunging of the Knuckles stock was illustrative of one of the most powerful laws of the meme economy: Valuable memes originate from the fringe. The general user base of the internet is merely a consuming body in the meme economy, but when the bubble becomes too large and the barrier to entry into participation remains too low, common browsers of the web will hazard a low-effort meme. Thus, the beginning of its devaluation. Where once the general internet population made it valuable, mass participation causes inflation and rapidly brings a meme to its knees. Another fact follows from the law of fringe value: Memes are inherently unpredictable. They get more and more surreal as time goes by. Where once the elements that made a meme great were Sir Patrick Stewarts confused expression, outstretched hand and some Impact font, now to make a valuable meme you may need Photoshop skills and talent with deep frying. Try not to take advice from meme traders too seriously. Publications like Meme Insider can help, but only in a general sense to get a feel for whats popular. The balance, and true value, lies between popularity and obscurity. We cannot be certain about the future of memes. But we can be certain that they will not go away. Images speak louder than words. In the digital age, people may look not to judge you by the color of your wine and cheese but rather by the content of your meme folder. Keep a wary eye on your investments. Stephan Chamberlin is a UF political science junior. His column comes out Tuesday and Thursday.Navigating a volatile 'meme-conomy' and the bubbles that come with itColumn Sophie Feinbergopinions@alligator.org Stephan Chamberlinopinions@alligator.org
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 www.alligator.org/the_avenue Keep up with the Avenue on Twitter. Tweet us @TheAlligator. Reviewing your next binge series:Let us give you the run-down on Amazon Primes original series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.Solo: A Star Wars Story is the newest addition to the Star Wars Universe Check out our review on page 10. By Emma WitmerAvenue EditorGarage-grunge girl group The Coathangers will join forces with retro-rockers The Woolly Bushmen this Saturday night at High Dive as part of their joint tour. Doors open for the show at 9 p.m., and performances will begin at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are available at the High be accompanied by a guardian and those The Coathangers will also be joined by Glove, of Tampa, and Gainesvilles own OOF. all-female group with a professionally irreverent style. The triad goes by the monikers and Minnie Coathanger. Its our therapy, said Meredith Franco, aka Minnie Coathanger. Just playing and being together and performing on stage It doesnt matter if its good energy or its anger. You just let it all out. a fun way to blow off steam with friends. Now, the group has toured all over the U.S., The Coathangers have a live album set for release Friday. The live album will include new tracks that will be included on their next studio album, which is currently being recorded. Franco said The Coathangers next studio album, which should be released next year, is a callback to the bands early sound. We brought that energy back, Franco said. Fun and not overthinking too much. Were just bringing it back to old-school us. Like The Coathangers, brothers Simon Palombi and Julien Palombi say they started playing music with their friends for fun, not knowing that seven years later the band and fantasized a little bit, and we were like, Lets do more of these, this is cool! Julien boys of The Woolly Bushmen decided that the band was something worth sticking by. Its the style of music I always listened to, Simon said. We play the type of music we would just like to listen to. Its fun. I love the old s stuff. Woolly Bushmens style. The band leans heavily into the feel-good sounds of early group.The Coathangers come to High Dive MUSIC Andy MatchettThe Woolly Bushmen join The Coathangers as part of their joint tour. YeskaPunk rockers, The Coathangers are bringing their garage grunge sound to Gainesville this weekend. By Aaron DozierAvenue Contributing WriterScreenings are open to the public on the last Thursday of each month until the year ends. The Hippodrome State Thediverse community and are pioneering for inclusivity. Let the excitement begin at the Hippodrome for the newly added The series takes place on the last Thursday of each month until the year ends. Each screening is open to the counts may vary for matinee, stuTickets can be purchased through the Hippodromes website, but they also accept MoviePass. sure will be Putney Swope beOperations Nicole Daenzer. Doors will open 30 minutes before the performance. spective, Daenzer said. I wanted to create a series with groundbreaking classics. Not many heard of Putney Swope ... Its just an amazing movie that came funny satire. The exception to the screening on My Mind, which is scheduled Day. I feel like the cinema should that would be interesting to the people who live here while enhancing their understanding of the world, Daenzer said. Im dig.
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SEC Player of the Year Jonathan India and the UF baseball team host Columbia in Gainesville Friday at noon. Holloway wins SEC Coach of the Year ence's distinction for both the men's and women's teams in the same season. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at www.alligator.org/sportsTHURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 www.alligator.org/sportsMEN'S GOLFBy Evan LepakSports Writer Coach J.C. Deacon and the Florida mens golf team came into this season hoping to improve after an embarrassing ending to its campaign one year ago. Many believed last years team had the potential to make a deep run in the NCAA Championships. But after an eighth-place finish in the regional round, those thoughts became distant memories. Thankfully for the Gators, this season harbored different results. Fall Tournament Season The season began in September for UF as it participated in the Carpet Collegiate Invitational in Rocky Face, Georgia. The preseason-ranked No. 10 Florida Gators finished in fifth place at the event, carding an overall score of 862 (2 under). Senior Alejandro Tosti stole the show for Florida individually, winning the event by shooting a 205 and giving him a score of 11 under for the weekend. He topped Clemsons Bryson Nimmer by two strokes. In an interview after the final round, Deacon was impressed with his senior golfer. Coming off a summer that didnt live up to Alejandros high standards, he has come back to school more focused and dedicated, Deacon said in a release. Every area of his game was at an elite level this week. Two weeks later, the Gators looked to claim victory at the inaugural Trinity Forest Invitational in Dallas, Texas. The team played exceptionally, scoring an 835 (17 under) for the tournament and beating second-place finishers Auburn and Texas Tech by 10 strokes. Junior Gordon Neale sparked UF on the final day of the event, shooting a career-best 8-under 63 thanks to an eagle, six birdies and most importantly, no bogeys to finish second individually. His teammate, sophomore Andy Zhang, followed close behind. Zhang concluded the final round tied for third individually after shooting a 207 (6 under). Florida managed to move up the Golfweek Rankings to No. 5 after winning the event. Spring Tournament Season After a few months off, UF found itself beginning spring play on Feb. 17 at the friendly confines of Mark Bostick Golf Course for the SunTrust Gator Invitational in Gainesville. The Gators finished second only to Vanderbilt (18 under) and ended the weekend 9 under. This was the teams best finish at the event under Deacon. Junior Gordon Neale finished the best for UF, shooting a 4 under 206, which was good enough to put him in a tie for eighth. In the beginning of March, then-No. 5 UF traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, to compete in the Southern Highlands Collegiate Invitational. The Gators played well, limited untimely mistakes and shot 5 under to win the event by four strokes over second -place finishers Texas Tech and Southern California.Florida takes next step in 2018, competes at NCAAsAlligator File Photo tournament victory. He will go pro next season despite only spending two years at UF. It seems like Oct. 17 was just yesterday. In reality, it has been more than seven months since the 2017-18 NBA season began. Now, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors meet in the NBA Finals once again. The two teams have faced each other on the biggest stage each of the last three years, with the Warriors winning twice. With Game 1 starting tonight at 9, I present my personal selection of the top three storylines for the 2018 NBA Finals. We take LeBron for granted. My, we are spoiled. LeBron James is so, so, so, so good at basketball, and after 15 seasons, people have been desensitized to it. Not me. We almost never get to see this type of longevity from professional athletes, and what makes it even more impressive is that James is playing perhaps his best ball at 33 years old. For perspective, see the current state of other members of the 2003 NBA draft class, like Dwyane Wade or Carmelo Anthony. This regular season, James set personal bests in rebounds and assists while playing all 82 games for the first time in his career. He currently leads the NBA in playoff-scoring thats in 2018 and all-time as he passed Kareem AbdulJabbar for most career playoff points in Game 4 against Boston and almost single-handedly carried the Cavs through the Eastern Conference Playoffs. His 45 points to clinch the first-round series against Indiana, buzzer-beating game-winner against Toronto or breathtakingly dominant performances in Games 6 and 7 against Boston all prove how clutch he is. The King is must-see TV and wed be fools to change the channel now, especially when we dont know if hell keep this up in his 16th season and beyond. This recurring matchup is not as bad as you think. This series will have a huge impact on the future of both sides involved. If Cleveland falls, it likely loses LeBron to free agency. If Golden State loses, its quest for dynasty status hits a real speed bump. Of course, the Warriors are the better team, and it seems likely the Bay Area will celebrate its third title in four years. Some thoughts on the NBA Finals: 'Matchup is not as bad as you think.'Huang Story Short / OpinionSEE MEN'S GOLF, PAGE 16 Andrew HuangTwitter: @AndrewJHuangSEE COLUMN, PAGE 16
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 SOFTBALLBy Mark StineSports WriterThe Florida Gators (55-9) arrived in Oklahoma City as the No. 2 overall seed and the favorite in their Womens College World Series bracket to advance to the championship round. However, familiar foes and a National Player of the Year stand in their path. UF has Georgia, Florida State and UCLA in its double-elimination bracket. Its a combined 2-3 this season against the Bulldogs and the opposite of the Bruins since March 2017. Heres a look under the microscope at the other teams in the Gators WCWS bracket. Georgia Bulldogs (48-11) UGA enters its programs fourth World Series as the seventh seed of eight teams but brings plenty of momentum with it. The Bulldogs advanced to the WCWS on a game-winning home run by senior Cortni Emanuel against the then-No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers. Emanuel is batting .437 this season in the leadoff spot and has totaled 90 hits so far. She is joined in the Georgia lineup by six others hitting above .330 on the season, including junior Alyssa DiCarlo. The shortstop has posted a .392 average with 20 home runs and is slugging .835, over 50 percentage points higher than Floridas closest batter, National Player of the Year Yet, UGA will be without its best pitcher, senior Brittany Gray, who suffered a season-ending bicep injury on April 9. Sophomore Mary Wilson Avant and junior Kylie Bass sence. The Georgia starting pitchers are 12-3 and 15-3 in 2018, respectively. The Bulldogs and the Gators will bracket, which begins at 7 tonight at the ASA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium and will be on ESPN2. Florida State Seminoles (5211) FSU was nearly eliminated from play in its Super Regional against double-elimination play, the Seminoles outlasted the Tigers in an 11-inning thriller to send the series to a third game. Florida State ace Kylee Hanson took the circle in the rubber match and shut down the LSU one run over the full seven innings to send FSU to its 10th WCWS. Hanson and fellow starting pitcher Meghan King have been putting up clutch performances all campaign. Hanson is 28-5 with an impressive 1.05 ERA and a 5.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio. King is not far behind, posting a 22-6 record to go along with a 1.37 ERA. The two pitchers have combined for 24 complete games. Offensively, Florida State is powered by its third baseman, senior Jessie Warren. She has 19 home runs beside her team-leading .386 average. Warren also knocked in eight of FSUs 16 runs in the Super series against LSU. The Seminoles are 2-2 against WCWS competition this season, splitting games with top-two seeds Oregon and Florida. UCLA Bruins (56-5) The Bruins enter Oklahoma City searching for their 13th WCWS title. Not only do they boast the most championships of any program, but they also have the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year in Rachel Garcia. Garcia is an effective pitcher and batter. In the circle, she leads UCLA with a 27-3 record and a 1.02 ERA. 273 strikeouts compared to only 39 walks in 2018. batting average on the team (.356) and the second most home runs (11). The Bruins offense contains four batters above the .380 clip, including redshirt freshman Aaliyah Jordan, whos hitting .434 and a squad-best 12 home runs and 66 RBIs, and sophomore Bubba Nickles, whos batting .405 in the bottom-half of the lineup. UCLA is 6-3 this season against WCWS competition. Its only series Oregon. The Bruins will face off with FSU at 9:30 tonight at ASA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium, and the game will be televised on ESPN2. @mstinejr email@example.com. WOMENS TENNISBy River WellsSports Writer The 2018 Florida Gators womens tennis team had a reputation to uphold. As defending champions, it came into the season looking to win a second-consecutive NCAA title and, if not, showcase that UF is still a dominant force in the world of collegiate womens tennis. Half of the teams six-person squad were freshmen. The Gators did not repeat. In fact, they couldnt even make it out of the second round, and while they did put together a successful regular season, the issues facing them could possibly put future attempts at greatness in jeopardy. Despite the young lineup, UF showed promise early in the season when it won both its matches in a 4-0 sweep at the ITA Kickoff to start the season. Things quickly turned for the worse, however. Florida State defeated the Gators 4-1, their second loss in 58 matches all-time with the Seminoles. From then on, play was wildly inconsistent. UF would defeat high-ranked opponents such as Stanford, Ole Miss, and South Carolina while dropping matches to other top teams such as Texas, Georgia and, most importantly, Vanderbilt. The Commodores defeated Florida all three times the two squads met, two of those for the regular-season SEC Championship The inexperience from half of the roster showed during big moments. After it was defeated in both the regular-season SEC Chamwas knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by FSU. The Seminoles claimed two straight over the Gators after just one victory in 57 previous matches. To start the year, there was also the mystery behind senior Brooke Austin, a 20152016 First-Team All-SEC selection. After playing the fall season, she did not practice or travel with the team due to an undisShe stayed on the roster, but for all intents and purposes was missing in action, not even being mentioned during UF Senior Day on April 14. Freshman McCartney Kessler left her high The Gators best play was fueled by the performances of senior Anna Danilina, who singles play. Danilina, along with seniors Peggy Porter, Austin and Josie Kuhlman, will be leaving the squad. Only three players, all freshmen, will return to the team next year, leaving UF with only underclassmen. Whats more, Florida was extremely short-staffed with only six players last year a situation that Danilina referred to as tricky and with only Marlee Zein of Sugar Land, Texas, as the programs lone verbal recruit, the inexperienced next season. However, there is certainly hope for the future. Coach Roland Thornqvist put together a 19-9 record with a shorthanded squad. With such a young team next year, Thornqvist will have lots of time to build it back up without any players leaving until 2020. On top of that, Floridas freshmen performed admirably in 2017-18, with Victoria Emma and McCartney Kessler both earning SEC Freshman of the Week honors during the season. After a quick exit from the NCAA tournament and a young roster for 2019, the Florida Gators have no grand success to follow up on for their rebuild, and it may be precisely what they need. @riverhwells firstname.lastname@example.orgWith end of season, Florida womens tennis starts anew 1 Oregon 8 Arizona St. 4 Oklahoma 5 Washington May 31 12:00 PM ET June 1 7:00 PM ET June 2 7:00 PM ET June 2 12:00 PM ET June 2 2:30 PM ET June 3 1:00 PM ET June 3 3:30 PM ET June 3 7:00 PM ET June 3 7:00 PM ET May 31 2:30 PM ET 2 Florida 7 Georgia 3 UCLA 6 Florida State May 31 7:00 PM ET June 1 9:30 PM ET June 2 9:30 PM ET May 31 9:30 PM ET
16 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 FRIDAY LUNCH SPECIALS$9.99 Buffalo Blue Chicken Sandwich Basket FUN DAY$3 Lemon Drops $3 Pork Rinds $4 Double Wells $4 Edamame $4 First Mag Pints NIGHT SPECIALS 7 pm 12 am$3 Tequila Shots $4 Jager & Fireball Shots $4 Swamphead DraftsLIVE DJ 9 pm Close SATURDAY SUNDAY NIGHT 7pm-12 am$3 Margaritas on Tap $3 Lemon Drop Shots $4 First Mag PintsLIVE DJ 9 pm CloseFRIDAY restaurant & rooftop barTHE 1718 West University Avenue1728 West University Avenue BEAT-THE-CLOCKWells & Drafts start at 25 LIVE DJ Wells & Drafts start at 25LIVE DJ18 & UP ) ( 18 & UP Florida found itself in the lead on the last day of the invitational thanks to freshman Chris Nidos strong six-birdie outing in the final round. Postseason Florida began postseason play at the SEC Championships in late April. The Gators entered as the No. 7-ranked team but had a rough go of it on the first day, finishing in 12th place. Ultimately, they were able to climb the leaderboard into a tie for second at the end of stroke play, compiling a score of 843 (3 over). First-Team All-SEC golfer Zhang accomplished a milestone that had eluded him during his college career by winning his first individual championship. Zhang and Ole Miss golfer Cecil Wegener competed on three playoff holes before Zhang outlasted his competitor. I was definitely nervous, Zhang said in a release. It is still shocking to me that I have my first collegiate win at the SEC Championship. UF would go on to lose to Alabama 1-3-1 in the semifinals of match play. In NCAA Regional play, the Gators hoped to erase a bitter memory that haunted them after last years horrendous showing in the regional round. This years regional couldnt have ended any differently. The Gators blew through their competition with ease on their way to a recordbreaking performance. Florida finished the regional at 42 under, breaking the prior program record by five strokes. In its third tournament win of the season, UF was led by Zhang once more. He went on to win his second-consecutive individual title after shooting a 13 under 203. Freshman Chris Nido finished right behind him in second place after a round of 63 (9 under), a new UF-freshman record. The Gators looked to ride the momentum of a flawless regional round to compete for what would potentially be Deacons first national championship as UFs head coach. Unfortunately for the players, they left their consistent play back in Florida, finishing 18th out of 30 teams and missing the top-15 cut on the third day of stroke play by four strokes. In his last event as a collegiate golfer, senior Alejandro Tosti finished tied for 43rd individually, just missing the cut to advance as an individual by one stroke. After improving on last years postseason woes, the UF mens golf team and Deacon will look to the future in hopes of getting a little closer to that elusive national title. @evanmplepakkk email@example.comMEN'S GOLF, from pg. 14Gators avoid back-to-back regional exits behind Zhang's playThat being said, there are plenty of people who wanted to see Boston defeat the Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals. Many of these haters only root against James and Cleveland because theyre bored with the same teams meeting in the Finals every year, not because theyre Celtics fans. I guess they think the Celtics would have a better chance to compete with the reigning champs than Cleveland. Thats delusional. Either squad would have been steep underdogs in that series. Knowing that, Id really rather see them play Cleveland, a team with the best player in the world, over Boston, a team without its two best players. All the pressure to win is on Golden State. This is the Warriors biggest weakness against Cleveland. LeBron James and the Cavs were supposed to lose to Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals. Toronto was supposed to show them up in the second round, and before that, the Pacers were supposed to pull off the first-round upset. And theyre sure as hell supposed to lose to the Warriors. On the flipside, the Warriors really need this title. And they better not think about that one time in 2016 where they were supposed to win, but crumbled, losing its 3-1 lead as Cleveland was crowned NBA champions for the first time. People have been questioning Golden States legitimacy all year. It only won 58 regular season games after winning 67, 73 and 67 the previous three campaigns. The Houston Rockets and their roster designed specifically to beat the Warriors nearly did just that in the Western Conference Finals. With Golden State losing some of its dominance this season, its perception as the undisputed best team has started to shift. Another Finals blunder against the inferior Cavs could change that for good. Andrew Huang is a sports writer. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewJHuang and contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.COLUMN, from pg. 14Steve Dykes / Associated PressLeBron James is advancing to his eighth-straight NBA Finals. He passed Kareem