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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 82 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF graduate presents on upcoming Antarctic tripThe expedition will cost $1.5 million, pg. 3. Gainesvilles 10 best Craigslist postsRead the blog post at www.alligator.org/blogs. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 1366 /34 Columnist Greg Luca says coach Billy Donovans Gators should be ranked No. 1 in the nation. Read the story on page 13.Ice cream shop event sprinkles hopeSweet Dreams hosted a Dance Marathon fund raiser at its new location Monday, pg. 8. Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffJason Martin, 9, left, of William S. Talbot Elementary School, marches with his brother Jared Martin, 11, of Fort Clarke Middle School, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade on Monday on West University Avenue. HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS VOLUNTEERED THROUGHOUT THE CITY. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterJessa Carpenter sat in a small, white-walled room reading The Little Soul and the Sun to six adult males. Two of her listeners rocked back and forth as she spoke. One frequently pierced the story with shrieks. A nurse standing nearby tried to calm him when he repeatedly slapped himself on the head. Still, Carpenter read on: You are a being of such utter perfection. Carpenter, a 26-year-old UF student personnel and higher education graduate student, was one of about 25 students who visited an adults-with-disabilities care center as part of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Throughout the city, hundreds of Gainesville residents and students celebrated the holiday by organizations and participating in city-sponsored events. The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida Inc. organized a series of events downtown, beginning with its annual hall of fame enshrinement in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Garden near City Hall. UFs Center for Leadership and Service, Gator Wesley Foundation and Santa Fe College planned 12 morning service destinations for student volunteers. The service projects included taking care of dogs and cats at the humane society, revitalizing and assembling baskets of food for needy families at the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank. Each of the about 275 students who registered to volunteer were Locals volunteer, participate in events for MLK celebrationCAMPUS COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterAbout 20 students involved with Gators for Obama packed their bags with winter jackets for the presidents inauguration in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Gators for Obama co-chairwoman Rachel McGovern, a 20-year-old UF political science junior, said the students had been thinking about attending the inauguration since Obama was re-elected. Its a nice end to volunteering and working so hard, she said. Its been on peoples minds since November 6. McGovern said she grabbed a ticket to the inauguration when her friends mom bought them. She bought the ticket for $60 from Ticketmaster. drove up to Washington. McGovern went in a car with four other people about 7 p.m. Friday and drove through the night. While in Washington, D.C., students saw the White House, the Capitol and the setup of the inauguration, as well as embassies. On Mondays crisp morning, an National Mall for the presidents second inauguration. McGovern woke up at 6 a.m. to be checked into the inauguration two hours later. She said she had a clear view of the Capitol Building.Gators for Obama travel to presidential inaugurationMARY VELASQUEZAlligator Contributing WriterCaroline Stone compared hashtags to parentheses. If were talking about writing I would say this is honestly like a new type of punctuation, said the 29-year-old UF doctoral student in media studies. She said when one writes and uses parentheses, its used as a side thought. The hashtag, for a lot of young people, is used that way, Stone said. Hashtag was voted as the word of the year during the American Dialect Society annual voting session earlier this month. From a societal and cultural standpoint, I think its a perfect word of the year, said UF journalism instructor Steve Johnson. It represents more than just a single word. appeared on Twitter in 2007, according to the Poynter Institute website, and categorizes for the dual function searching. Daniel Harrison, a 19-yearold UF mechanical engineering freshman, disagreed with the ranking of hashtag as word of the year. I really dont think its the word of the year maybe the word of 2010. Its a little late to the game, he said. YOLO should have been the word of the year because it blew up and died down in 2012. The word of the year does not have to be brand-new, but it has to be newly prominent in the past year, according to the American Dialect Societys website. Word of the year runners-up nam style and marriage equality.Americans vote Twitter term #hashtag as word of the year SEE MLK, PAGE 4Johnson SEE INAUGURATION, PAGE 4 Its a nice end to volunteering and working so hard. Its been on peoples minds since Nov. 6.Rachel McGovernGators for Obama co-chairwoman


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 VOLUME 107 ISSUE 82 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 64/40 THUNDER STORMS 75/51 SUNNY 71/43 SUNNY 64/39 SUNNY 66/34 WHATS HAPPENING?UF Hillel to discuss Israeli election UF Hillel will host Elections in Israel: The Day After, an after-election lunch-and-learn event. Join members on the Plaza of the Americas at noon Wednesday to discuss the results of the Israeli election and what this means for the region and U.S.-Israel relations. UF Amnesty International The UF chapter of Amnesty International is currently searching for new leaders interested in working as part of a team for the semester. Positions include webmaster, social activities director, mar keting director, newsletter editor and others. If interested, please contact ufamnesty@ gmail.com, or come to the first general body meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Turlington Hall, Room 1105. To find out more, visit www.facebook. com/ufamnesty. OAS Peer Mentor applications available The Office of Academic Support (OAS) offers academic and personal enrichment ser vices to UF students. It primar ily serves first-generation students and students considered economically, educationally or culturally disadvantaged. OAS peer mentors try to provide an encouraging environment for incoming students. Peer mentors help incoming first-generation students transition from high school to college. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday in Little Hall, Room 311. Visit www.oas. aa.ufl.edu/student-positions. aspx to access the application and browse a detailed description of duties. Libraries celebrate Floridas Quincentennial The expeditions of Juan Ponce de Len in 1513 and 1521 opened Spanish exploration of what became the southeastern United States and started efforts to bring Florida into Spains colonial empire. To celebrate 500 years of this great state, the George A. Smathers Libraries will present the exhibit Florida 1513 2013: A Quincentennial Commemoration. On view from Thursday through March 15, the exhibit features a series of vignettes highlighting some of the changes in Florida over half a millennium. The exhibit showcases items from the collections of the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History including antique maps and historic photographs. tions through UFs specialty dental clinics, simulation lab projects, networking activities and more. It also helps participants become stronger dental school applicants through workshops about interviews, financial aid and DAT. The program is free. All components of the application must be received by March 1, and accepted participants will be notified by early May. Contact the Summer Learning Program team with any questions at summerlearningprogram@dental.ufl.edu. Sheriff: Calif. burglar was using sauna SAN ANDREAS, Calif. Authorities in Northern California say a man arrested in nothing but a trench coat and socks after a break-in told investigators he had been using the homeowners sauna. Calaveras County sheriffs deputies arrested 49-year-old Robert London this week after they responded to a report of a burglary at a home in San Andreas. He pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of burglary and possession of stolen property. Sheriffs Sgt. Chris Hewitt says arriving deputies found the homeowner on top of a nearly naked London on the driveway. The homeowner said he discovered London going through his kitchen cabinets and chased him out the door. Hewitt says London told investigators he thought the house was vacant, and he had used the sauna there in the past. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to Julia Glum at jglum@ alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Black student leadership conference applications Applications are available at the Institute of Black Culture and on Application Clearinghouse: www.studentinvolve ment.ufl.edu/Resources/ ApplicationClearinghouse. The purpose of the confer ence is to provide current and emerging student leaders with knowledge and skills that can help them become more effective leaders on campus and beyond. Workshops will focus on topics ranging from professional etiquette to the complexities of leader ship. Applications are due Monday, and the conference is Feb. 2. Conference attire is business professional. For more information about the conference, please email the IBC at ibc@multicultural.ufl. edu. European dramas open Friday Hippodrome State Theatre presents two Berlin International Film Festival Award winners, one of which is also nominated for an Academy Award. Oscar-nominated Danish film A Royal Affair tells the story of a love triangle that sparked a revolution. Sister, a French drama, was called a work of precocious depth by The Wall Street Journal. In the film, a young boy steals from a wealthy ski resorts guests to support himself and his sister, but a new partner ship with a crooked seasonal worker affects his relationship with his sister and puts him in serious danger. Visit www.thehipp.org for more information, and call 352375-HIPP to reserve tickets. UF College of Dentistry summer program applications Applications for the Summer Learning Program 2013 at UFs College of Dentistry have been released and can be found at www.dental.ufl.edu/edu cation/dmd-program/student-multicultural-affairs/ outreach-programs/summer-learning-program/. A three-week pre-dental program taking place July 8 to July 26, it gives selected participants an overview of the dental profession via dental workshops, rota


TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffCourtside Camping UF political science senior Katie Edson, 21, left, shows pictures to UF food science and human nutrition senior Ashlie Kinnaman, 21, center, and UF pharmacy graduate student Jeana Pearce, 21, at the Stephen C. OConnell Center on Friday night. The group camped in the OConnell Center the night before the Missouri game to get better seats. JOVAHN HUERTASAlligator Contributing WriterAs a native Floridian, Glenn Stein often gets asked how he came to be a polar historian. It does seem something of a contradiction, he said. Stein, a 1985 UF College of Journalism and Communications graduate, spoke in front of 61 people Sunday at the Florida Museum of Natural History about the 2014 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Centenary Expedition, or ITACE. Stein, who is the United States liaison for the British project, said the expedition would be an attempt to recreate Er nest Shackletons famous failed Antarctic crossing of 1914. plorers of the Heroic Age, he said. After all these years, we hopefully will complete what he started. During the free event, he spoke for an hour about the challenges of the upcoming expedition. The six members of ITACE will attempt to cross about 2,000 miles on skis while pulling supply sleds weighing about 330 pounds. During the journey, they are expected to face below-freezing temperatures and ice-veiled crevasses hundreds of feet deep. Out there, you come face-to-face with yourself, Stein said. Another challenge of exploring Antarctica is its isolation, with no permanent human residents, Stein said. Antarctica is the only such landmass on our planet where human beings have gone and not found our own kind, he said. Despite the dangers, Stein said Antarctica can also be a place of unimaginable beauty. The expedition, which will cost about $1.5 million, is being funded by private donations, Stein said. Although the expedition wont embark until fall 2014, those involved are busy with preparations and promotion, he said. The expedition team will also travel to Norway for two weeks of training. Tiffany Ireland, an education assistant at the museum, said she thinks ITACE is an exciting opportunity. Theyre pushing the human race far ther into discovery, she said. Though the expedition will use modern equipment and survival techniques, Stein said it would stay true to its historic roots. The expedition will breathe new life into Shackletons family motto, he said. By endurance, we conquer. UF graduate presents on upcoming Antarctic tripStein


4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013AP Photo They also attended an inaugural ballDuring his speech, Obama spoke on behalf of the current American generation and its journey through the past four years. This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience, Obama said. A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. The speech, which was 15 minutes long, touched Musicians Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce sang at the event. inauguration poet, recited his poem One Today about the countrys landscape and referenced the Newtown shootings. One sky: since the Appalachians and Sierras claimed their majesty, and the Mississippi and Colorado worked their way to the sea, Blanco said. Thank the work of our hands: weaving steel jutting into a sky that yields to our resilience. sustainability studies junior Maria Martinez described the experience of standing with thousands of people during the inauguration Monday morning as surreal. When it really got down to it, it was all really worth it once we saw him get [sworn] in, she said. The cold and the lines were really worth it. everyone. There were tears and laughter and applause, and it was really overwhelming, she said. McGovern and seven other people attended the black-tie Commander-In-Chief Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. Michelle Obama dance to Al Greens Lets Stay Together. They also watched Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, dance together. She said the group enjoyed the performances by Mexican band Mana. Its been more like a concert, she said. The group plans to return to Gainesville late Tuesday night. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org. INAUGURATION, from page 1The celebration ended with a gospel program at the MLK rec centerrandomly assigned to one of the for about two hours. Carpenter carpooled along with other students to Tacachale Center, located at 1621 NE Waldo Road, to interact with some of the 35to 85-year-old disabled adults who reside there. Carpenter and Danielle Lespinasse, who both alternated reading sections in the book, werent phased by the tumultuous story time. It was a little challenging to read with the interruptions, said Lespinasse, a 26-year-old student. You just had to push through the screaming and the hitting. Adam Gerstenfeld stood across the hallway in the music room, playing chords on an electric keyboard as an elderly resident swayed back and forth in his chair. Gerstenfeld, an 18-year-old telecommunication freshman said he doesnt know how to play the piano but was willing to tinker with the instrument to bring enjoyment to the residents. I like being around these people, he said. Its relaxing. next-door art room. She helped a resident brush a white canvas cowboy hat with bright green paint. I love green, the resident said, looking fondly at the hat. Im going to wear it when the paint dries. gan performing a rendition of a hula dance and transitioned into Michael Jacksons Moonwalk. You know more dances than I do, Spence, 20, exclaimed. Willingness to reach out is the key to thriving in a volunteer situation like Tacachale, Gerstenfeld said. You kind of have to let your guard down and not be afraid to test your boundaries, he said. The celebration ended that afternoon after the King Celebration Annual Commemorative March with a gospel program at the MLK Multipurpose Recreation Center, located at 1028 NE 14th St. Volunteering Monday gave students and residents a chance to break out of their comfort zones in the spirit of King. science sophomore, said people shouldnt only volunteer on special occasions. But she said the holiday helped students get out and participate. I think its good to do community service in general, the 19-year-old said. I think its good to give back to the community, especially on a holiday when we dont have school. Moises Reyes contributed to this report. MLK, from page 1 ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterTheres a new boobment sweeping across universities. sexual fantasy, a new twitter ing football players and fans panting. The trend started as #kuboobs at the University of Kansas. Other schools soon jumped on the bandwagon, cleavage. Representing the best boobs in the SEC, according to the account, the new page has tweeted about 3,600 times and has gained about 2,900 followers who want to catch a glimpse. Another account associated with the Gators, @Gator boobs, has also sprung up on the Web, posting pictures of women to its 1,000 followers since Jan. 15. Schools with similar accounts include the University of Alabama, Auburn Univer sity, University of Arkansas, Vanderbilt University and Although other accounts post pictures of anonymous women from the neck down sporting school logos, @ women with their faces while times dont adorn the Gators orange and blue. comment via Twitter. said she thinks girls who submit photos to the account are looking for approval and inThey are not thinking long term, she said. psychology senior, agreed. Becker, who is applying for graduate school, said its important to know what will and schools see when they Google a persons name. Girls have the right, but I think its bizarre to want to post this, she said. Considering how popular Twitter is, she said, the following will grow. dia makes pictures or posts very easy for people to share, which could catch on unexpectedly. Suddenly your potential boss sees it, or your parents see it, he said. Just because you are posting to friends doesnt mean it will stay amongst friends. the Internet has the potential to go viral. You are what you tweet, he said. Once you post online, its there. Even if you get rid of it, its still out there. Derrick Ross, a 21-year-old senior, said he heard of the trending boobment. Ross said although the account could be all in good fun, he wouldnt take part. senior, shared the same views as Ross. to think before posting pictures of themselves online. You need to think of the consequences, he said. Things will follow you. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org. Anonymous Twitter accounts post UF womens cleavage You kind of have to let your guard down and not be afraid to test your boundaries.UF telecommunication freshman


ABOUT 2,000 WORKERS WILL BE LAID OFF. JENNA LYONSAlligator Contributing WriterAs Sweetbay supermarkets across Florida prepare to close in February, Gainesvilles store remains in business. The Tampa-based supermarket chain announced Wednesday it will be closing 33 underperforming stores across the state, as well as the pharmacy at its Bonita Springs location, in mid-February. Those stores just werent meeting sales expectations, said Sweetbay spokeswoman Nicole LeBeau. All of the companys 105 stores operate in Florida. The remaining 72 stores will stay open after the statewide closing, which will lay off about 2,000 workers, according to a company press release. LeBeau said the closures will help the companys portfolio and accelerate shareholder value. As a publicly held company, ures, she said. Although the company encour ages employees to apply for open positions at remaining stores, LeBeau said it would pay severance for unemployed workers. She could not provide further details about the pay due to the sensitivity of the issue. Employees at the Gainesville store, 2002 SW 34th St., made the cut. The stores 24/7 schedule often comes in handy for students living nearby. Arnold Sullivan, a 19-year-old UF electrical engineering sophomore, lives close to Publix, but when he needs to go grocery shopping in the middle of the night, he goes to Sweetbay. It seems pretty popular whenever I go there, even at 2 a.m., Sullivan said. If they were both equidistant, I might go to Sweetbay more. TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffGainesvilles sole Sweetbay, located at 2002 SW 34th St., is one of 72 company stores that will remain open in Florida. Thirty-three will be closing next month. Gainesville Sweetbay will stay despite 33 statewide closings KATIE BURNSAlligator Contributing WriterSome UF students will keep their short commute to class for the 2013 2014 school year as they continue to live on campus. Each year, between 2,000 and 2,500 students choose to live on campus again. Approximately the same number of residents have chosen to live on campus as in prior years, wrote Carolynn Komanski, assistant director of administrative services for UFs Department of Housing and Residence Education, in an email. Our residents enjoy options and the freedom to self-select their housing and having the opportunity to live in a different community if they choose to live with us again, she wrote. The housing department does not require any student to live on campus. Students who chose to recontract for the 2013 2014 school year, beginning in August, will be able to start choosing a room Wednesday, according to the housing department website. Noa Marks, a 19-year old accounting sophomore, will be living in a residential hall for her third consecutive year. She said many students choose to remain They feel they can be a more integral part of those activities if they live on campus. Jennifer Garrido said on-campus living provides a much more social atmosphere. The residence halls are great to meet new people, the 18-year-old exploratory freshman said. I live in Jennings this year, and walking around the lobby or watching TV in the common areas.Room-choosing begins Wednesday for on-campus renewals I live in Jennings this year, and I have met so many amazing people by just walking around the lobby or watching TV in the common areas.Jennifer Garridoexploratory freshmanRecontracting numbers were normal


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS 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 opinions@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Sarah Kinonen EDITOR Julia Glum MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Did you watch President Barack Obamas inauguration? Fridays question: Do you drink diet soda?43% YES 57% NO101 TOTAL VOTESGun control debate: Murder is avoidableIn the debate over gun control, one of the ideas I keep seeing come up is that in homicide situations, the weapon is often a moot point. If a person was intent on killing another person but didnt have a gun, he or she would just use another weapon, like a knife, instead. The idea of trying to keep guns out of the hands of certain people is a useless tactic in trying to cut down the murder rate, because the person would simply turn to other means. Leaving the rest of the gun control debate, Im here to make the argument that a person having easy access to a gun makes all the difference. But to do this, I am going to make a parallel case to another situation: suicide. Stay with me here. Ill explain. Now, admittedly, the acts of homicide and suicide have little to do with one another, except we could all probably agree we wish neither of those groups had been in a situation necessary to commit either. When civic groups lobby a city to put a suicide barrier on its bridges, opponents of the plan say the barrier is a moot point. They say that instead of jumping off a bridge, suicidal that although the barrier may prevent suicides off that particular bridge, the overall suicide rate wont go down. Its a good thought, but studies and situations have proved it wrong. One of the most dramatic examples is the British coal gas story. Before the 1970s in Britain, ovens were powered by coalderived gas that produced a lot of deadly carbon monoxide if there was an open valve. To stick your head in the oven and run the gas became the most common method of suicide (remember Sylvia Plath?), with numbers upward of 2,500 deaths a year. But in the 1970s, the British government changed out coal gas with natural gas, and a funny thing happened. Suicide rates plummeted by a third and have stayed around that level since. This was all because an easy means to death was taken away. People couldnt end their lives impulsively without second thoughts. If they still meant to go through with it, they would have ing by the numbers, its clear that most never bothered to. By removing a means to an end, Britain effectively reduced the end result, and this process has been aptly titled means reduction. Taking means reduction back to accessibility to guns, I need to make a couple of things clear. Gun control will never prevent homicides by people extremely determined to commit them. But in cases of spontaneous impulse and anger, not having an extremely straightforward, extremely lethal tool in a persons hand could save lives in the end. We have to look at this intent creates the weapon logic backward. What if having guaranteed access to a weapon gives more determination to the intent? It could be argued that New York adopted a means reduction strategy by passing some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation. This year, New Yorks police commissioner said, Were taking 8,000 weapons annually out of the hands of people we stop, 800 of them illegal handguns. Were preventing crimes before someone is killed and before someone else has to go to prison for murder or other serious crimes. Controversial? Ridiculously so, but it didnt stop New York from having the lowest reported number of murders this year since 1963. Whether you agree or disagree, I hope these thoughts give you a new perspective when someone says murder is inevitable regardless of the weapon. Lauren Flannery is a business administration sophomore at UF. Her column runs on Tuesdays.Party 24/7: Our leaders are the coolest dudesJoe Biden is a national treasure, and please dont ever forget that. He is exactly like everyones crazy Uncle Joe, the guy who stays too long at family parties but still tells pretty funny stories at the dinner table, so you let it slide. Hes the waiter at a nice restaurant who checks up on you way too often but then draws a caricature of you on a napkin. Hes that one animal at a petting zoo who pays too much attention to you but then it does a really cool trick anyway. This week, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took their inaugural oaths, signaling the start of their second term. Let that soak in, because those two are a pretty cool team of world leaders. daughter Sasha, I did it. You didnt mess up, she said, according to ABC News. What a cool family. The relationship Obama has with his wife and daughters is honestly inspiring. We hope those girls have a normal childhood when your home is the White House and a ton of people hate your dad for no reason. We guess their lives are basically nothing like the plot of My Date With the Presidents Daughter, an oft-forgotten Disney Channel movie. Maybe in a couple of years. They also get to hang out with, we hope, their own crazy Uncle Joe. Biden lets biker chicks sit on his lap in diners on the campaign trail. He uses curse words on national television. Hes the coolest. This week, he personally used his Twitter account to interact with The Onions parody version of the VP. The tweet read: Q for @reddit AMA with my @TheOnion pal: A Trans-Am? Ever look under the hood of a Corvette? #imavetteguy VP Not only did he write the post himself, something we imagine his team of advisers rarely allows him to do (if theyre smart), but he correctly wrote it. He tagged the other users and even made his own hashtag. The original tweet included a picture of the vice president looking at a shiny, red Corvette. Diamond Joe is often featured on The Onion as an extremely caricatured version of Biden. We just imagine its the true Biden coming out. Sure, Diamond Joe was only doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit to promote The Onions new book The President of Vice: The Autobiography of Joe Biden, but can you blame them? Who wouldnt want to parody Biden in such an accurate way? Were not sure if the vice president necessarily conducts himself in a way that earns him a lot of respect, but we do know hes the dude a heartbeat away from the presidency. Whether its your crazy Uncle Joe, Diamond Joe or Mr. Bro Biden, we should take some time to admire a leader who is goofy and who still gets stuff done. He can crack jokes on Twitter (when hes allowed) and sort of push through important legislation. Kudos, Joe. Lauren Flanneryopinions@alligator.org


TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 The U.S. government is just like a professional wrestling production. Lets get some terms out of the way. In wrestling, a face is a good guy, a heel is a bad guy, a mark is someone who thinks the production is real, a smart is someone who knows its fake, a smark is a combination of smarts and marks who know its for entertainment and watch for the spectacle, and a push is when the production tries to solidify a wrestler. As I listed those terms, some people probably thought of their own politicians. Marks compare with those who vote purely on party line without researching issues, smarts vote based on as much of the information they have at hand, and smarks will probably do research but vote on party ideals. Campaigns and rallies are pushed by the party to get its candiSome politicians even have wrestling counterparts. President Barack Obama is the governments John Cena, performing as the longterm face of the production in contests where the public cheers not for him or for his opponent but merely in support of or against him. Ronald Reagan is The Rock a superstar in his prime but now just a gimmick for those who were fans back in the day to parade as one of the best. Lobbyists as a whole can be Ted DiBiase, Vince McMahon or any other heel whose entire shtick is being a jerk with money. bone-jarring move that kills almost every attempt to pass legislation. An impeccably perThe different ways to handle a veto can be called the Five Moves of Doom. The Fiscal Cliff? Easily a pay-per-view title. We can even borrow the WWEs Million-Dollar Championship. The presidential election? WrestleMania, and the main event is a tag-team contest. A moderator, who abused his or her power in a debate, is getting a referee involved. A senators tweet put him in a compromising position? Its like a superstar getting suspended for a wellness policy violation. Wrestling and politics even intersect sometimes. Jesse Ventura went from wrestler to commentator to mayor, culminating in a stint as governor of Minnesota. Linda McMahon built WWE, alongside the rest of the McMahon family, but she lost two bids to become a Connecticut senator. Back in 2008, during the Democratic primaries, WWE got into the game when it aired parts of a video-game-simulated match between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The Smackdown Your Vote! initiative was a push by WWE to get young voters involved in politics. The problem is wrestling is scripted, and the results usually dont affect the rest of the world outside the squared circle. The decision on who gets a title belt doesnt impact a promotion in Japan. Our politics are the rest of the world, which is why its embarrassing to see our government reduced to a male-oriented soap opera. Im a huge fan of wrestling, and I thoroughly enjoy politics, too. I shouldnt like them both because theyre the same thing. At this rate, were going to see Joe Biden take on John Boehner in a steel cage. And I would pay money for that. Logan Ladnyk is a journalism junior at UF. His column usually runs on Fridays.Lets get ready to metaphor: Politics are a lot like wrestlingColumn Logan Ladnykopinions@alligator.org


Elise Giordano / Alligator Staff LOC AL ELISE GIORDANOAlligator Staff WriterThirteen-year-old Michael Sayeski sat in front of a blank canvas with tubes of purple and brown paint. He painted inside the lines of an ice cream cone outline. Sweet Dreams hosted a Dance Marathon fundraiser at its new location, 1040 E. University Ave., Monday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. About four families came to the Gainesville ice cream shop to participate in creating ice creamthemed artwork. Pieces will be hung in Sweet Dreams and auctioned off starting at $15 until March 20. Nicole Martinez, a UF advertising junior and the public relations overall chair for Dance Marathon, said all the artworks proceeds and 20 percent of Sweet Dreams proceeds sold during the event will go toward Dance Marathon, a 26.2 hour event where more than 800 students stay on their feet to raise awareness for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. Michael was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 2. At 4 years old, he began chemotherapy for four hours each week. Michaels mother, Eileen that Dance Marathon provided to the hospital. These young adults are amazing, she said. Its great that they want to get involved in something thats bigger than themselves. This will be Michaels eighth year attending Dance Marathon. We want to give them as much of a normal childhood as we possibly can, Martinez, 20, said. Contact Elise Giordano at egiordano@alligator.org. Ice cream shop event sprinkles hope ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Contributing WriterFocused on his education at Tulane University, Lt. Lincoln Schneider tucked away his interest in joining the Navy, believing it was a missed opportunity. Now, more than 10 years later, Schneider, a 2010 UF Levin College of Law graduate, is being recognized as one of the Navys 2012 Recruiters of the Year. This month, the Navy Recruiting Command honored 13 of their top active and reserve recruiters from around the world. Among them is 32-yearcer Recruiter of the Year, who has helped about 48 students get jobs during his career. Its an amazing honor, Schneider said. Its great to be a hopefully good representative of the Navy and all the wonderful leaders and motivators we have throughout Through a recruitment email he received while at Tulane, Schneider was presented with an opportunity he didnt know was available. He joined the Navy in 2001. Knowing the impact that email had on him, he takes pride in helping fellow Gators recruiting for areas such as the Navy Medical Corps, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and Judge Advocate Generals Corps. Dubbing himself a double Gator, Schneider is working on earning his Master of Public Health degree, hoping to work in the Navys hospitals when he graduates in May 2014. [The Navy] is a culture of leadership, Schneider said. downtown and in the College of Engineering, where he meets with recruitment candidates four days a week for physical training. Currently, he is working with nine selected collegiates to ensure they graduate on time and earn their full tuition. Hes very hands-on you can tell he cares very much, said Jason Roberts, a past collegiate who graduated in 2012. Roberts, a 23-year-old UF mechanical and aerospace engineer graduate, said that Schneider has not had a single candidate who has not made it He does a really good job with the program and managing us all, making sure none of us fall behind, Roberts said. He always wants to keep in touch and know how were doing. Most of his past recruits have brought him their command, or challenge, coin from candidate school, a tradition in the Navy as a way of honoring someone. Its something that Ill carry with me forever, he said. Gator named one of Navys top recruiters KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterWhen Gainesville residents jot down items to buy at Walmart, they can now include Gators basketball tickets on their shopping lists. As of last week, tickets to all of the Gators mens basketball home games became available in-store. Customers can print out the tickets at a Ticketmaster kiosk in the electronics department and pay for them at the register. The Walmart-Ticketmaster partnership has been offering discounts on tickets to events such as concerts since last year, said Walmart corporate spokeswoman Veronica Marshall. Marshall said the mens basketball tickets purchased through Walmart are in a reserved block in the Stephen C. OConnell Center. Customers can buy individual tickets to any of the home games. For the Jan. 30 and Mar. 6 games, customers can purchase a bundle of four for $36. Because UF students have free access to games with a Gator 1 Card, Dean Maassen, a 22-year-old biochemistry and botany freshman, said the Walmart ticket option is of no consequence to students. Shamica Douglas, a 27-year-old lab analysis tech at Shands at UF, said the Walmart option caters to the group of people who would are already in the store buying everyday necessities. Its a family package very convenient, she said. Mark Gajda, the assistant athletics director for the University Athletic Association at UF, said the Walmart-Ticketmaster partnership isnt hurting business for UF. In fact, he said, it is working with the ticket We are trying to bring new fans who may be living in outlying areas into the ODome to watch a basketball game, said Gajda.Walmart now selling mens basketball tickets using kiosk JEWEL MIDELISAlligator Contributing Writer took place Sunday at the Hilton UF Conference Center, taught people and opportunities to better the community. Armed with Kit Kat bars and Reeses, Ashlynn Davis and her mother, Carlarta Baskin, told passers-by about the Pink Wish Foundation. With a purple bow in her hair, how the organization improves the lives of young women and girls in school through different programs. We have met a lot of people, she said. It has been a great networking opportunity. Attendees learned about volunteer opportunities from about 27 organizations, including Haven Hospice, No More Homeless Pets and Cinema Verde. Kari Brill, director of business and program development at the the amount of people who showed up. The people attending are very passionate and are taking the time to volunteer, she said. There have been a ton of students. Maddie Camp, a 21-year-old UF sociology senior, said she went volunteer. After walking from table to table, she said Habitat for Humanoptions. all of them, she said. Brill said she would like to hold the event every January as a way to educate the public about local nonTheres a ton of great organizations that people can learn about, she said, and we want to bring awareness to them. Its a family package very convenient.lab analysis tech at ShandsAbout 150 people attended the expo8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013


TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 BETHANY SCHUSTERAlligator Contributing WriterResearchers may have found a way for people to eat sweet food without adding sugar. Linda Bartoshuk, the director of Human Research at UFs Center for Smell and Taste, discovered the secret to sweetness is not sugar but volatiles. They are sniffed, like perfume. People love sugar, Bar toshuk said. My interest is in getting people to eat healthier diets. But its very hard to acquire a taste for vegetables. Bartoshuk worked with tomato expert Harry Klee and professors David Clark and Charles Sims. Lately, tomato growers have Sims said. Bartoshuk said tomatoes are composed of volatiles, sugars and acids. Tomatoes have about 60 different volatiles, and ly sweeter than the rest. The researchers evaluated 79 types of tomatoes, using statistical analysis to compare the chemical makeup of the fruit against the sugar and volatile content. Tomatoes high in sugar were not necessarily tastier. Essentially, the answer to making any tomato better was to make the good volatiles more intense and take the bad ones out. The team is now testing its results of volatile-enhanced sweetness on strawberries. Bartoshuk said these sweet volatiles can be added to other foods to make them taste sweet without adding sugar. As far as we can tell, Bar toshuk said, this is about as safe a way to add sweet as you could imagine. UF researchers discover sweet secret SHE WORKED WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ELLEN VILLAFUERTEAlligator Contributing WriterWorld-renowned peace activist the Rev. Joan Campbell spoke to about 100 students, faculty members and Gainesville residents at Santa Fe Colleges Fine Arts Hall on Friday night. Humanities and foreign language department chair Bill Little gave an introduction before Campbell took the stage. He presented a two-minute video featuring students and faculty of SFC speaking about the Charter for Compassion in 17 languages. In her speech, Campbell, who co-authored the charter, explained how Karen Armstrong, another co-author, came up with the idea. In 2002, the Chautauqua Institution covered aspects of Islam for nine weeks. After its members encountered prejudice in the study due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Armstrong decided that something needed to change. The charter was created, and its focus was compassion. The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religions, she said Friday, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Campbell also recounted her experiences working with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. decades earlier. His witness to nonviolence was life-changing for many and in my own case, completely changed my life, she said. He was, in my life, the essence of a compassionate life. Campbells speech concluded with a prayer she wrote. She also asked the audience to sing along to a part of America the Beautiful. SFC President Jackson Sasser was invited on stage to become part of about 90,000 people and organizations that have signed the Charter for Compassion. I think this has been a signature moment in the life of this institution, he said. There was a 15-minute Q-andA portion afterward. One attendee asked Campbell whether she believed King thought he would die in his work. She said yes. The night before he died, King told her and the rest of the group that if he did not make it, they rights, Campbell said. The hardest questions that reporters always asked me was if I thought he had to die in order for the civil rights movement to make the progress it made, she said. is what saved it, I think. Afterward, the audience stepped out to have a meet-andgreet with Campbell. Were in a very divided time, so my hope would be that somehow by understanding the Charter of Compassion, she said, they would see the possibility of people working together, instead of being in their own little turf and always working against each other.Activist shares civil rights compassion The hardest questions that reporters always asked me was if I thought he had to die in order for the civil rights movement to make the progress it made.Rev. Joan Campbellpeace activistRESEARCH


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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Poll QuestionIs the Florida mens basketball team worthy of the nations top ranking? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. Center Vicky McIntyre and UF have struggled on the boards in forward Jennifer Georges absence. See story, page 15. LANDON WATNICK Alligator Writer Scottie Wilbekin recorded 13 points and double of his college career, but the junior point guards lockdown defense on Missouri guard Phil Pressey drew more attention. ern Conference Preseason Player of the Year, win against the No. 22 Tigers. Wilbekin and high 10 turnovers. player, its a personal challenge for me, Wilbekin said. But its also a challenge for the rest of the team, because we dont guarding guys on the pick and roll, [center ing on screens and giving me help if Im beat. Over the past month, Wilbekin has lived up to the Basketball Honey Badger label Young gave him earlier this season. A&M on Thursday, Wilbekin held Elston Turners previous outing against Kentucky, 19 shooting. In games Wilbekin has played this season, the Gators have contained opposing starting guards to only 34.1 percent shooting. cause he has really good feet and he can move his feet and keep people in front, coach Billy Donovan said. Hes a physical guard where hes a hard guy to screen. If he does get screened, hes got a great ability to get around off contact and get back on the ball. After completing his junior year of high school, Wilbekin enrolled at Florida and sour note, as Donovan suspended him for three games due to undisclosed reasons. But Wilbekin has rebounded since his rough start. tests, averaging 8.3 points, 4.9 assists and 1.9 seasons. This year, his shooting percentage is at a est growth and development outcomes through when you have setbacks or make mistakes, Donovan said. Because of that, I think it has made him a better player. It ketball career playing here at Florida, being here at Gainesville, maybe a little differently than he ever had before. velopment especially on the defensive end. His improvement has even generated national buzz. my Dykes, who called Saturdays contest. Your defense starts at that spot. Following Saturdays game, Young, who played two seasons with Walker, called Wilbekin the best point guard he has ever played with. Senior forward Erik Murphy shared Youngs sentiments. Its unbelievable, Murphy said. The guy just comes out and guards relentless. I dont think Ive ever played with a guy who can guard on the ball like that at any level high school, AAU or college. Prather out: Casey Prather, who suffered a LSU on Jan. 12, will miss Floridas road matchups against Georgia on Wednesday and Mississippi State on Saturday. The junior forward took off his walking boot and began rehab Sunday. Donovan said Monday that Prather would be reevaluated In 10 games this season, Prather has 6.8 points and 3.3 rebounds, both career bests. Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin (5) contests a shot by Missouri guard Phil Pressey (1) during the Gators 83-52 win against the Tigers on Saturday in the OConnell Center. UF held Pressey to 1-of-7 shooting with 10 turnovers in the victory. Junior impressing with defensive effort in conference playEND OF GREGULATION W less until the end of the season, the AP poll is a solid test of media intelligence. Are the voters smart enough vanced metrics and quality of play? Or are they just going to of the teams with 14 wins and call it a day? Mondays latest poll release gave us an answer, and it wasnt pretty. Florida checked in at No. 8. cy, quality losses and dominant wins, the Gators deserve to be No. 1. Florida leads the KenPom rankings by a wide margin. cian, Ken Pomeroy ranks teams points scored or allowed per 100 possessions on both offense and defense and then adjusts those of competition. In my eyes, his ranking system vastly outpaces every traditional method. ing. The gap between UF and than the gap between Louisville Nationally, Florida ranks No. The Gators have a lot of season left to play, but only one team in the top 3 in both offensive and tional champion Kansas placed offense. Detractors cite Floridas two zona and Kansas State. zona jumped from No. 8 to No. 4. The Gators took the lead with and held it until Mark Lyons hit a layup seconds left in the game. ida led and had a 98 percent chance of victory three turnovers and a missed free throw proved costly. Florida mens basketball deserves the nations No. 1 ranking Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca SEE GREG, PAGE 14Wilbekin leads UF with 1.9 steals per contestPoll ResultsWill Kenny Boynton break the Florida school record for career points?63% YES 37% NO58 total votes


The odds of any team all season coming that close to winning a game without getting the job done are very, very low. And Florida did it on the road against a top-10 team. ranked Arizona ahead of Florida in the next poll, basically saying home court advantage doesnt exist. To me, losing such a close game to such a good team on the road is the same as a win. Floridas other loss is less excusable, but Kansas State is solid. KSUs only two losses are away from home against Gonzaga and Michigan, both of which are legitimate Final Four contenders. Florida missed some shots it normally hits, and Kansas State made some shots it normally misses. The Wildcats pressure pushed the Gators into a few bad shot choices, and Kansas State got hot from outside. It happens. After all, nobody is undefeated. No. 1 Duke lost on the road to N.C. State. No. 2 Michigan lost at Ohio State. Co-No. 3 Kansas lost to Michigan State at a neutral site. Co-No. 3 Syracuse lost to Temple at a neutral site. No. 6 Arizona lost on the road to Oregon. Are any of those losses really that much more respectable than UFs loss to Kansas State? The other teams ranked ahead of Florida No. 5 Louisville and No. 7 Indiana have two losses. The Gators really set themselves apart through their dominant wins. None of Floridas 14 victories have come by less than 13 points. UF has six wins against The Gators average margin of victory in those games is an astounding 24.8 points. Each of the teams ranked has at least six top-100 wins, and all but Indiana have more. Kansas leads the way with 10, and top seven with an 18.9-point average margin of victory in those wins. But Kansas eight-point win against Iowa State on Jan. 9 came in overtime, so that skews the numbers a little bit. Knock Floridas top-100 win total if you want, but UF can only play the teams on its schedule. To this point, the Gators have been more dominant in those games than any other team in college basketball. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@ alligator.org. AP POLL NR #6 #11 NR #10 BILLY DONOVANS WINS AT UF WIN # 1 100 200 300 400 SCORE UF 80 UCF 63 UF 94 UK 86 UF 80 UCF 47 UF 68 AUBURN 65 UF 83 MISSOURI 52 DATE 11/22/96 03/04/01 12/03/05 01/14/09 01/19/13 #1 MOVIE Star Trek: First Contact The Mexican Harry Potter and the Gob let of Fire Gran Torino Mama #1 SONG No Diggity by BLACKstreet feat. Dr. Dre Stutter by Joe feat. Mystikal Run It by Chris Brown Single Ladies by Beyonce Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars Jackie Joiner and Joe Morgan / Alligator Staff GREG, from page 1314, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffCoach Billy Donovan reacts to a call during Floridas 78-61 win against Air Force on Dec. 29 in Sunrise. Donovan earned his 400th win as Floridas coach in an 83-52 win against Missouri on Saturday. Team Duke Michigan Kansas Syracuse Louisville Arizona Indiana Florida Butler Gonzaga AP 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10KenPom3 5 8 6 2 11 4 1 33 14


PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer Florida shot a season-low Sunday, but the cold shooting Amanda Butler. Butler was annoyed with ly battle on the boards with a physical No. 19 South Carolina team. Coming into the game, South Carolina was the best rebounding squad in the Southeastern Conference, outrebounding opponents by an average of 11.2 boards per game. The trend continued Sunday. The Gamecocks used a 59-41 advantage on the glass to notch a 52-44 victory in the OConnell Center, denying the Gators an important conference win and leaving Butler exasperated with her teams performance. You have to give South Carolina a lot of credit, Butler said. They played very tough. Obviously, it was their No. 1 agenda item to outrebound us, and they did that and then some. Butler spent the week preparing for South Carolina by urging her team to play with increased toughness and use better decision-making. Florida turned the ball over just nine times, yet Butler was still displeased with her teams indecision to play aggressively, particularly following missed shots. We gave up 26 offensive rebounds, so I think theres a lack of toughness, Butler said. Some of the times, it was poor decision-making. I think, offensively, our problems were very similar to our rebounding problems we just werent physical enough. The Gators played without senior Jennifer George, who missed the game due to lingering effects from two dislocations of her right shoulder suffered during the past two weeks. Georges 13.4 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest lead the team. South Carolina coach Dawn Staley was pleased to see George out of the lineup. In two matchups against the Gamecocks last season, George averaged 16.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Staley was well aware of the void in Floridas lineup. I was kind of happy she wasnt able to play because she gets double-doubles on us every single time we play them, Staley said. We did feel like we did have the advantage inside. Sophomore Aleighsa Welch paced the Gamecocks with 12 rebounds. Eight of those came on the offensive end, including a critical rebound following Ashley Bruners missed free throw with 31 seconds remaining in the second half and South Carolina leading 46-42. The Gamecocks shot a destitheir dominance on the glass. [Welsh is] the best in our league at getting offensive rebounds, Staley said. Shes got great timing, and shes relentless. the performance of her players, offering pointed criticism at Vicky McIntyre and most of the team after the game. McIntyre replaced George in the starting lineup, scoring four points and pulling down She reiterated Butlers remarks, expressing frustration with her inability to better impact the game. Obviously not happy with my performance, and it wasnt acceptable, McIntyre said. Theyre a very physical team probably the most physical in the paint weve played thus far. Thats not an excuse at all, but its something we didnt do well adjusting to. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org. TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15Sarah Davis / AlligatorFlorida center Vicky McIntyre (34) attempts a shot against South Carolina during the Gators 52-44 loss to the Gamecocks on Sunday in the OConnell Center. Gators struggling on boardsGeorges absence key ROBERT JUDIN Alligator Writer Elizabeth Beisel tried to swim her way into history against FAU. She was on pace to break a 25-year-old UF record in the 1650m free, held by Tami Bruce, but came up short. Bruces time of 15:50.86 is still standing after Beisels 15:53.22. Though Bruces record remained, Beisel still won the event. The No. 9 Gators womens swimming and diving team followed suit, emerging victorious against the Owls by a score of 169-106. Senior Jamie Bohunicky the top four. Coming in we knew itd be a pretty fun meet, Bohunicky said. We all worked together. We all fed off each other, and overall, we all raced really tough. While most of the mens team stayed behind to face FAU, nine members were in Dallas for the SMU Classic. third with 153 points. No. 1 Michigan led the pack with 166 points, followed by No. 5 USC with 162 points. Junior Sebastien Rousseau notched a victory for UF in the 400 IM. Junior Marcin Cieslak also gave the Gators a win when he He would go on to take the 200 Fly. By the end of competition on Saturday, the Gators remained in third with 318 points. USC took the meet with 330 points, and Michigan ended in second The remaining portion of the mens team who stayed in Gainesville also FAU did end the day on a high note, as both the men and women pulled out victories over the Gators in the 200 freestyle relay. Associate head coach Martyn Wilby was pleased with the effort his team gave. Technically, things like our starts, our relay starts, our turns were a lot better than they were in the fall (semester), Wilby said. The Gators will travel to Auburn, Ala., on Saturday to face senior Kyle Owens, and junior Olivia Scott the defending Southeastern Conference mens and womens swimmers of the week and the rest of the Tigers, who have not lost a meet this season. Its going to be tough, Wilby said.Junior threatens school record as UF beats FAUMENS TENNIS KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff Writer Gordon Watson graduated early from Naples First Baptist Academy in December 2011 and was promptly redshirted. After dual-meet season in 2012, Watson got his chance. ing No. 12 Florida (1-0) defeat Miami (1-1) 5-2 on Saturday at Linder Stadium. Gordon, I thought, continued his form from [the Three Oaks Shootout on Jan 1113], coach Bryan Shelton said. It seems like hes getting better each outing. Im excited about where hes going with his game. He has an idea about how to play the game now, how to serve his way out of trouble at times, and hes looking to get forward to the net and make plays. Watson got the Gators off to a good start when he teamed up with Billy Federhofer in doubles. With the game at 40-15, Watson returned a shot to the top right corner of doubles victory in an 8-1 win against UMs Omar Aly and William Albanese. Florent Diep and Michael Alford clinched the doubles point for the Gators play out if both coaches agree. We want to play aggressive doubles, Shelton said. Were trying to be very active at the net and make things happen rather than being passive and letting them happen. Thats our style of play and something were just going to continue to work on to get better at as we go along. Florida carried its strong start over into defeating Aly 6-0, 6-3. Two minutes later, Stephane Piro won 6-3, 6-1 against Miamis Wilfredo Gonzalez. Still, Florida needed Watson to secure freshman regained the lead. Watson went on to beat Miamis Victor Mauz 6-4, 6-3 to needed in a 4-minute time span. [Watson has] improved so much from fall, Alford said. You expect sometimes well, but it went really smoothly. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org.Florida wins season opener UF Swimming It seems like [Watson is] getting better each outing.Bryan SheltonUF coach


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 FLORIDA BEAT MISSOURI 197.3-194.625 ON FRIDAY. CHUCK KINGSBURY Alligator Writer Mackenzie Caquatto achieved perfection on Friday night in the OConnell Center. Anchoring the Gators at the back end of their uneven bars rotation, Caquattos technique was mechanical. The All-American notched her enth in uneven bars in programs history. When I set the dismount, I knew it was one of the best routines Ive done, Caquatto said. Florida welcomed Missouri to the Southeastern Conference by posting its highest team score of the season in a 197.3-194.625 win in front of a crowd of 5,453. I loved that [the team] took last weekends competition very seriously and turned it around in our training and had a different everything, coach Rhonda Faehn said. Gator to claim a perfect 10 on been accomplished since former Florida gymnast Melanie Sinclair, who turned in three 10 marks on from 2007-2009. Caquattos full-out dismount was considered an E-level skill Her score capped an impressive showing by the Gators on bars, as program history with 49.60. [Caquatto] is such a huge talent, Faehn said. It was almost to watch her frustrations and her struggles with her injuries that Caquatto hasnt been the healthiest gymnast positioned in Faehns ever-changing lineups. The Naperville, Ill., native tion camp for the 2011 U.S. World Championships team. The injuries two meets during her sophomore year. Its nice to be out there and be able to walk without pain, Caquatto said. Another Florida All-American, Ashanee Dickerson, fell short of a perfect vault routine by the slimmest of margins but set a collegebest score of 9.975. She went on to claim the eveseason with a 9.9. Following last Fridays loss a stern approach to the teams weekly training would serve its purpose against Missouri. We fought through everything, Dickerson said. [Faehn] was telling us in the gym from last week (that) we ,I felt that we fought a lot more for landings and tried not to make many mistakes. Gymnast earns perfect 10AGOSTIN RATIONAL At the 2012 NCAA Championships in Duluth, Ga., Kytra Hunter tuck tumbling pass. Her score of 9.925 put Florida ahead of UCLA by .025. place, but the moment was short-lived. ished, Alabamas Ashley Priess performed a career-best routine on beam. Priess 9.950 put the Crimson Tide on top to give Alabama its second straight national title. Despite falling .075 short of pionship, the Gators should return home from Los Angeles with the crown this season. UF did everything it could to win the ultimate prize in 2012. Even with Ashanee Dickersons uncharacteristic fall and last-place 9.2 score on uneven covered up the mistake by averaging a 9.885 on the event to record their highest score at the NCAA Championships. The collective 49.425 on bars also ranked second among all by .05. Florida had all the tools to get the job done and a wealth of UF entered the national bars and beam, fourth in vault boasting a 17-1 record. That one loss came against Alabama at the beginning of a long season during which coach Rhonda Faehn focused on preventing injuries, something that hindered the Gators from advancThe Crimson Tide just had a better day at the championships. However, Alabamas reign in college gymnastics has come to an end. Florida only loses Nicole Ellis and Amy Ferguson from its second-place NCAA team. Each gymnast competed in only one event at last years national title meet. Fergusons King and Dickerson as Floridas lowest score for the event, and, had it not been for Dickersons fall, Ellis 9.85 on bars may not have counted. The Crimson Tide, on the other hand, lost their anchor, Geralen Stack-Eaton, to graduation. The all-around competitor led the way for Alabama during the 2012 NCAA Championships. Stack-Eaton had the top score for the Crimson Tide in the only event where StackEatons teammates outshined her. Still, she came up big with a score of 9.9. Eatons spot with Carley Sims participated in only two events win against Missouri on Jan. pete for the Crimson Tide. While the No. 3 Gators return all of their top gymnasts, Sloan, 2010-12 U.S. Senior NaCaquatto and 2010-12 Canadian Dancose-Giambattisto. While Florida has the title within its reach, there will be However, this time it will be with No. 4 UCLA. at the national championship gin in gymnastics. And while UCLA did not lose nearly as much talent as Alabama did, it does lose Aisha Gerber and Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, who all No. 1 Michigan and No. 2 Oklahoma may also pose a threat for Florida, but both fell Florida still has to make it through the season injury-free, but if Mackenzie Caquattos performance on bars Friday night is any indication of how the season will go, then the Gators chances of winning the title is a perfect 10. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. NCAA title is Floridas to lose Katie Agostintwitter: @KatieAgostin UF Gymnastics