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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 105 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Columnist Greg Luca says Kenny Boynton and Floridas late-game failures are not due to a lack of clutch play. Read the column on page 14. 84 /60 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 12 SPORTS 13TEDxUF hopes to motivate, inspire this weekendMore than 2,000 have already applied for seats, pg 3. UF engineers could start school at Santa Fe CollegeIt aims to help with class overpopulation, pg 5. Gainesville Police awards ceremony highlights recent acts of heroismAbout 75 people were honored, pg 4. SHANNON KAESTLEAlligator Contributing WriterUF is on its way to establishing a new major. Pending approval from the Board of Trustees, an African-American studies major will start in Fall 2013. It was approved by UFs Faculty Senate on Thursday. The African-American Studies Program began its efforts to implement an AfricanAmerican studies major in 2010. The program will celebrate its 45th anniversary in the Fall, said Sharon D. Wright Austin, director of the program. She said this is the perfect time to have the major established because it would coincide with the programs anniversary. Establishing the major will cost the university nothing. The classes necessary for the major are present at UF under the minor, she said. The major would include classes in politics, philosophy, history and religion. Students would need 120 credit hours, including the 30 hours of African-American studies courses required. Students would also need to complete a research methods requirement and 15 credit hours of African-American studies courses at the 3000 level or higher. Austin said the faculty and students involved with the program feel that only having an African-American studies minor Well be able to use the major not only to educate students but to do more things to educate the broader community in Gainesville, she said. There is a great demand from students for the major, Austin said. Students wrote letters to the university, which were in-Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffGreat Balls of FireUF graduate student in the Digital Worlds Institute Ian Elsner, 23, left, and electrical engineering junior Matt ALEX HARRISAlligator Contributing WriterTim Tebow announced Thursday he will cancel his appearance at a Texas church this spring. The former Gator and current New York Jets quarterback was scheduled to appear for the opening of a new $130 million campus for the First Baptist Church of Dallas on April 28. However, Tebows planned visit sparked public outcry that centered on the churchs pastor, the Rev. Robert Jeffress, and his views on homosexuality, AIDS and Judaism. Tebow made the announcement on his Facebook and Twitter pages to fans, saying he canceled the speaking arrangement due to new information that has been brought to my attention. The church also released a statement Thursday about Tebows decision, saying Jeffress was disappointed the quarterback was no longer speaking there. Mr. Tebow called Dr. Jeffress Wednesday evening saying that for personal and professional reasons he needed to avoid controversy at this time, but would like to come to First Baptist Dallas to speak at a future date, the statement said. The statement also defended Jeffress, saying his comments and views have been grossly misrepresented by the media. Since the initial announcement of Tebows visit Sunday, his supporters have been vocal about the speaking engagement. One supporter, Phillip Perry, a Tebow cancels controversial appearanceTebow GAINESVILLE GREATS JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff WriterUFs Board of Trustees is about to have two Davids. Floridas Board of Governors appointed UF alumnus David Thomas to join chair C. David Brown II and the others on the universitys Board of Trustees on Thursday. Warrington IV, the namesake of the business college who was appointed in 2001, said UF President Bernie Machen at Thursdays Faculty Senate meeting. Ive never met an individual who has dedicated his professional life to his home institution, Machen said at the meeting. We will miss Al. The new trustee graduated from UF with a bachelors degree in industrial engineering in 1971 and a masters in engineering a year later, according to a press release. Thomas, former senior vice president at IBM, is currently on the Gator Boosters board of directors. David Thomas brings to the board a proven record of leadership at multibillion-dollar corporations, Brown said in the release. Thomas lives in Windermere, Fla., and is married to a Gator alumna named Carol, according to the release. His children attended UF graduate programs. Were quite pleased with that appointment, Machen said at the meeting. I think he will be a great trustee. The next Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for March 21 and 22, according to its website. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator.org.UFs Board of Trustees gets new member Ive never met an individual who has dedicated his professional life to his home institution. We will miss Al.UF President UF making moves to offer new African-American studies majorFaculty Senate passed it ThursdaySEE TEBOW, PAGE 8 SEE MAJOR, PAGE 8


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 105 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 72/48 THUNDER STORMS 78/59 RAIN 75/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 83/60 PARTLY CLOUDY 84/60 TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Dark Star Orchestra raises the Dead Dark Star Orchestra will recreate Grateful Dead classics at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Student tickets are $10 and available at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office (next to the Reitz Union) or by calling 352-392-2787. Visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information. Gay Movie Night People can see the film Morgan at 7:30 p.m. at the Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th St. Morgan is the inspiring story of Morgan Oliver, a young athlete determined that a bicycle accident that left him paralyzed will not change him. He takes a chance on love when he meets Dean Kagen on a basketball court. Gay Movie Night is a free service of the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida. A $2 donation is requested to cover the cost of snacks. For more info, visit www.gainesvillepride.org/ gay-movie-night/. Candidate forum The Alachua County/ Gainesville League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 419 NE First St., from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The forum will feature candidates for the Gainesville city offices of mayor and City Commission District 4. The forum is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.lwv-alachua.org. Benefit concert at the Atlantic Rwanda Sustainable Families will host a benefit concert from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Atlantic Nightspot. Artists include Danielle DeCosmo, Perfessor Eddy, Lance Howell and Big Shoals, playing contemporary blues and rock. A $6 suggested donation is asked for admission. The first 75 people in the door get a coupon for free DLites ice cream, and everyone ages 18 and over can stay for the DJ afterward for no extra charge. Rwanda Cotillard as a whale trainer wrestling with the will to live after a tragic accident, and Night Across the Street blurs fact and fiction, reality and imagination in a loose adaptation of Chilean short stories. Find times and buy tickets at thehipp.org, or call 352-375-HIPP. Champions for Change Awards Nominations for the 2013 Champions for Change Awards are now open and will close March 1. Champions for Change is a combination of the Office of Sustainabilitys Sustainable Solutions Awards and the Healthy Gators awards and recognizes faculty, staff and students within the UF community who have made significant achievements in sustainability and health. The awards seek to highlight such achievements in hopes of inspiring others to join the movement to create a healthier and more sustainable community. A full list of nomination categories and the nomination form is available at www.sustainable.ufl.edu/ awards. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to 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. Sustainable Families is run by the UF Center for Arts in Medicine at Shands at UF, and funds microcredit loans and educational scholarships to Rwandan genocide survivors. More information is available at www.rsfafrica. org and on Facebook. Diversifying UF The panel and audience discussion will look at the history of different racial, ethnic and gendered populations at UF and the relationship of curricular programs to the growing and changing UF faculty, staff and Student Body. The event is at 6 p.m. Monday in Smathers Library, Room 1A. Its free and open to the public. For more information, visit www. humanities.ufl.edu. Symphony Orchestra concert The UF Symphony Orchestra will host its final concert of the Spring semester Thursday. Performances will include Morton Goulds Latin American Symphonette in celebration of the composers 100th birthday Richard Wagners Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Love Death with Elizabeth Graham, Soprano in celebration of the composers 200th birthday and Igor Stravinskys The Rite of Spring in celebration of its 100th anniversary of its Paris premiere in 1913. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the University Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, check out www.arts.ufl.edu. Rust and Bone and Night Across the Street The Hipp Cinema will keep these two powerful foreign films through today. Rust and Bone features a performance from Marion


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 WOMEN WERE MORE EMOTIONAL. KAITLYN PEARSONAlligator Contributing WriterWomen and men tweet in different ways, and it might not be inherent. A recent study analyzed the different ways men and women are learning to communicate with each other on Twitter. Men and women tend to communicate differently in real life, said Bruce Floyd, UFs social media specialist. Im not surprised that there are gender differences [on Twitter]. Although age, race and class factor into the way people tweet, researchers took a nongender stance. The study found even though a the way people tweet, these patterns arent true for everyone. It concluded both genders use language thats more typical of the opposite sex. Users tweets are more likely to sound like their sex if they have a substantial amount of followers of the same sex. Diana Boxer, a professor in UFs Department of Linguistics, said women often show their emotions. The study found females use more emoticons and emotion-related terms, a conclusion with which UF journalism senior Danielle Bonilla agreed. I do see females using more of the faces, the 21-year-old said. Conversely, male Twitter users had fewer attachments to certain forms of expression, usten than female users, according to the study. Boxer said women generally use language to build relationships, and men use it to account for things. According to the study, swearing is most often associated with male Twitter users. Floyd said he can tell when he is tweeting to a male or female based on the conversation. said.Men and women have different Twitter habits, study says CAMPUS GABRIELA TAMARIZAlligator Contributing WriterMeet TED, a different format for conversation. Its a collection of innovative minds ready to inspire people to pursue their greatest passions, and its coming to Gainesville. TEDxUF, an independent organization, returns to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday for its fourth annual conference. This years theme is Pursuing Passion. Devoted to ideas worth spreadwhich stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, values innovation and profession across science, art and technology. Were blurring the line of what a TED conference is and what a TEDxUF event can be, said Stefan Wolff, curator of this years event. Wolff and the TED Club at UF intend to shake the ground beneath our feet at the Phillips Center. The auditorium seats about 2,000, and the studio theater next to it holds about 150 people have already applied for the main auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. The wait list opens at 9:30 a.m., and the studio theater and exhibits open at 10 a.m. Gainesville-based agency Parisleafs CEO Chad Paris said it has been one of the hardest yet most rewarding experiences. TEDTalks are more like infor mational talks meant to motivate, he said. Wolff encouraged attendees to bring an open mind and a smartphone to access the TEDxUF app. changes all the time, Wolff said. There is no one right answer.TEDxUF hopes to motivate, inspire more than 2,000 this weekend I do see females using more of the faces.Danielle BonillaUF journalism senior Paris


KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator WriterALLIGATOR Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffL OC ALGainesville Police awards ceremony highlights recent heroism COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterKellogg cereal recall leaves consumers with glassy tasteAbout 36,000 boxes were recalled


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterAfter an almost six-month investigation, the Alachua County Sher During a search of Davis house Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@ alligator.org. Deputies arrest man on child porn possessionCRIME THE PROGRAM IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND. JEFFREY REALEAlligator Contributing WriterUFs College of Engineering semester, as long as certain offer more majors in the future One of the biggest issues ronmental engineering freshUF engineers could start at SFC This is a program that will allow the college to graduate more engineering students.Angela LindnerUFs College of Engineering associate dean for student affairs


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 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 EDITOR39% YES 61% NO239 TOTAL VOTESTodays question: Do you know someone who will major in African American studies? Thursdays question: Are you pleased with the results of the SG elections?Student Government elections are over! Were not complaining about the burden of democracy, but itll be nice to not be harassed on campus so often. Its time for the we-still-have-to-hear-religious-rants-in-Turlington-oh-well-sweet-freedom edition of...Darts & LaurelsStop combining things together that basically dont belong together, Google. The tech company has started talks with fashionable eyeglass designer Warby Parker to create some fancy looks for Glass. Glass is a new product from Google thats like putting a smartphone into your eyewear. The New York Times report says, The glasses, which 18 months ago weighed eight pounds, are now lighter than a typical pair of sunglasses. We give a maybe-you-deserve-a-workout-of-lifting-suchheavy-frames-if-youre-nerdy-enough-to-own-them DART to Google. We foresee only terrible things out of the Glass market. For some of this past week, a volcano in Sicily has been throwing out some fresh steam and lava. Mount Etna, the volcano in question, is even being broadcasted on some livestreams. Its just yet another weird combo: millions-of-years-old seismic activity being watched by the 21st centurys technology. We give a thanks-for-reminding-us-of-the-hostility-of-nature LAUREL to Mount Etna. Also, super cool old lady name, Mount Etna. Keep up the good work. Now that weve established how scary nature is, lets talk about bumblebees. Scientists recently discovered results indialways this electrical bias around. As a sensory biologist, suddenly I thought: can the bees sense that? said professor Daniel port. We give a weve-never-had-that-kind-of-sudden-thoughtabout-a-bee-before-mostly-its-like-get-away-from-that-bee DART to bee scientists and tricking us into believing in robot bees. The Oscars are this weekend! Finally, something to watch on TV after the Puppy Bowl a few weeks ago. According to a New prices since 2008 for commercials during the networks coverage of the Academy Awards. The report also stated many advertisers consider the Academy Awards the Super Bowl of the entertainment industry, said Susan Sweet, general manager for Neutrogena, owned by Johnson & Johnson. We give a wejust-want-to-see-who-wins-or-if-anything-outrageous-happens LAUREL to the Oscars. President Barack Obama may or consider interfering with ing to USA Today, the administration has until Thursday to self too much into this process, particularly when were not a party to the case, Obama told KGO-TV of San Francisco. We give a yeah-but-you-shouldnt-have-waited-this-long DART to Obama. Poop or get off the pot. (No marijuana pun intended.) March is about to be the month of the Timberlake. Not only will Justin Timberlakes new album drop, but he is also schedalso, obviously, be the musical guest for that episode. We give a suit-and-tie-indeed LAUREL to JT. The Swamp Partys corruption, Part Iast night, the Swamp Party took the available UF Student Government seats by storm. Ive been a student at UF for almost four years, and Im beginning to notice something: the majority party is utterly corrupt. I will attempt to convince you of this. ity party. Before the Swamp Party was called the Swamp Party, it was called the Unite Party. That was only a year ago. Before the Unite Party was known by that name, it was called the Gator Party. Before the Gator Party was called that name, it was called the Swamp Party. And so, the cycle continues, the beast changing names every few years. The old parties are forgotten and disappear suddenly, without a trace. The new party emerges with similar leadership, similar tactics, and with similar fraternities and sororities supporting these parties. The biggest change is merely the branding. Now Ill address the peculiar pattern Ive noticed in the majoritys executive slate. The formula Ive noticed is a white Student Body presipanic or Asian vice president and treasurer. I dont think Im the only one to have noticed this. Maybe youve noticed it, too. dent, Anthony Reynolds, but the only reason he was president at all is the originally selected white president, Ben Meyers, stepped down for personal reasons. So, there are exceptions to the rule, but I dont think one should conclude that theres no general pattern. I have even heard those who show the most support to the majority party are the white fraternities and sororities, and many of the SG positions then end up going to people in those fraternities and sororities. This may seem like a silly qualm to some. If they supported Swamp more, then they should get more seats in SG, right? Wrong. Why should someones membership in a club be the determining factor when it comes to whether theyll do whats right for the students as a whole? I think this system of selecting candidates, the patronage sysrupt quite well. If that isnt enough to convince you theres corruption in the majority party, heres more. Three years ago, the minority party played a recording in the Senate chambers which showed the Greek organizations were, in fact, trying to force their members to vote, issuing penalties if members did not come back to the clubhouse with an I Voted sticker. One sorority even gave alcohol to those who did return with an I Voted sticker. Some students may not know this, but the SG boasts a budget of over $17.5 million. This budget is later handled by a Student Senate committee which appropriates the money. The minority party from a few years ago calculated that SG wasted $150,000 of student money in that year, according to the Fine Print. I wonder how much is being wasted this year. The University of Floridas Student Government has one of the largest Student Government budgets in the nation! is what the SG website says. Make no mistake in being optimistic: They are probably wasting our money, and theyre actually happy about it. Next week, I will write about why the Swamp Party is dangerous to anyone in SG who has an opposing point of view and why the minority groups should stay far away from the Swamp Party. Brandon Lee Gagne is an anthropology senior at UF. His column runs on Fridays. Brandon Lee Gagneopinions@alligator.org


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Sports fans need a name change. In late January, the National Basketball Association team in New Orleans announced a name change from Hornets to Pelicans. Im a fan of the change because Pelicans are scary birds. Sports fans, though? We also need to change our collective name to a bird. Im thinking instead of fans, we can call ourselves ostriches after the notion of burying our heads in the sand. it suspected nearly 700 soccer matches were posschemes. Ive seen but three pieces concerned over such a scandal: a New York Times story detailing the press release, a SportsCenter bit about the press release and a reaction piece by Brian Phillips on Grantland.com. Maybe its just because this is America, the land of the free and the home of the soccer-is-for-prissy-boys-and-girls-who-cant-handle-real-sportslike-football-baseball-basketball-and-hockey sentiment. Id be inclined to agree with that, but there is a small problem with that line of thought. Major League Soccer just passed the NBA and National Hockey League for third place in attendance rankings, which shows Americans are caring much more Thus, I am inclined to believe the reason there has not been much coverage for such an announcement, which went so far as to involve qualifying matches for the World Cup the greatest and most popular sporting event is because we dont want to know. This is a self-perpetuating cycle of circular reasoning. If we dont acknowledge there is a problem, then no action needs to be taken because there is no problem, which warrants istent problem ... see what I mean? At the risk of mirroring the Grantland piece, the reason we dont want to know a sports match is rigged is because sports serve as an idealistic escape from the world that beats us up and kicks us in the shins daily. theres no politicking and (most) rule-breaking is punished almost instantly. It is a simple concept: Team A and its players want to beat Team B and its players and vice-versa. Firings and hirings happen between games. Fines drama does not pervade the narrative of the game. All that matters is what the score is and how much time is left. Everything else gets sorted out afterward. affects the product, it is no longer a part of sports; marketer Matthew Shank. This puts it on par with any other source of entertainment, notably professional wrestling in which the match results are booked to fuel a dramatic narrative instead of two opponents competing against one another. Acting like there is no problem was part of why the economy collapsed. If soccer is relegated to that same destiny, everyone, not just sports fans, will be worse off because of it. Logan Ladnyk is a journalism junior at UF. His column runs on Fridays.Fans dont want to know of scandalsColumn Logan Ladnykopinions@alligator.org Thank You. We had a great time talking with you on Turlington Plaza and across campus these past two weeks. It was wonderful to be able to meet you and discuss the issues that are important to us at the University of Florida. Thank you for letting us interrupt your day as you walked to class or headed home. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us. Your enthusiasm will drive us to be even more passionate about making this university a better place. Thank you for offering us your support and encouragement. It meant the world to us. And thank you for voting. We ask you to continue to educate yourself on the issues. Attend Senate meetings. Visit the Student Government website. Read newspaper articles. And we congratulate every candidate for having the courage to run for public ofto the spirit of the Gator Nation. We also offer special congratulations to Christina Bonarrigo, Joselyn Rivas, Jayce Victor and the 50 new senators. We wish them the best this year as they serve the Student Body. Our work wasnt done when the polls closed Wednesday night. Our work is just beginning. Throughout the coming year, our senators will propose legislation to make this university a better place for UF students. wont be done until every student has a voice in UF SG. Johnny Castillo, Student Body presidential candidate, The Students Party Jenna Goldman, Student Body vice presidential candidate, The Students Party Billy Farrell, Student Body treasurer candidate, The Students PartyA thank you from the Students PartyGuest columnStudents PartySpeaking Out


31-year-old digital strategist and UF alumnus, created a petition on change. org asking Tebow to not attend the churchs event. Perry said he believed Tebows appearance would alienate some of his fans. Basically, [Jeffress has] maligned almost every religion or group of people, Perry said. Hes said some pretty nasty things about folks, and I just think that by Tebow going to speak there, its just tacitly endorsing those beliefs. The petition has received about 800 signatures as of Thursday night. Perry said he was pleased with Tebows cancellation, saying he supported his tolerance and compassion. Members of the Gainesville LGBT ment. Terry Fleming, co-president of the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, said Tebows decision to not speak at the church was a positive move. His recognition that its inappropriate to appear at a church with a virulently homophobic preacher is a huge step in the right direction, and we welcome that announcement, he said. Fleming added he supports Tebow using his media fame to be a witness to his faith and to be a model for tolerance. He recognizes that the First Baptist Church of Dallas does not represent that message, he said. 8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 Ryan Jones / AlligatorThe Watoto Childrens Choir sing and dance Thursday night at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, located at 630 NW Second St. LOCAL MICHELLE JACKSONAlligator Contributing WriterMondays are easy for Byron Jimmy. During the day, the 12-year-old does his school work, plays games and watches television. However, his evenings are spent singing, dancing and playing the drums in front of hundreds of people. Orphaned in Uganda as a child, Byron has spent the last seven months traveling down the eastern coast of the United States as part of the Watoto Childrens Choir. On Thursday night, he performed with 21 other children in front of a packed room at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, located at 630 NW Second St. crouching in the aisles and craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the children singing, dancing and talking about their experiences in the Watoto ministry. The Watoto Childrens Choir is the face of the larger ministry of Watoto, which provides homes for about 3,000 abandoned children and medicine to more than 2,000 HIV-positive women in Africa, said choir director Gideon Kizito, a 28-year-old from Kampala, Uganda. We have babies that we get from latrines, garbage trucks, hospitals and public places, he said. We give them the necessary care that they need to survive. The childrens choir started in 1994 as a way to spread awareness and raise support for the organization, Kizito said. The choir has performed in schools, businesses and churches on four continents as Queen Elizabeth II and President George W. Bush. Some of the children, whose ages range from 7 to 13, grew up raising their siblings on their own or as former child soldiers, Kizito said. This is a very different group of kids, he said. Because they have been through such a hard walk of life, we try to remind them that it is OK to act like a child. for Student Financial Affairs, attended Thursdays performance with her daughter. Cave, 45, said hearing the childrens stories was an important reminder of the blessings American children have. I told my daughter she was so blessed she could put her hand on food and clothes, she said. Its important to remember.African childrens choir performs for 500 at Gainesville churchAbout 800 signed a petition TEBOW, from page 1Next goal: a whole departmentcluded in the initial proposal. Khama Jamaal Weatherspoon, academic chair of UFs Progressive Black Men Inc. and vice president of UFs Black Political Science Association, was one of them. He said the major is necessary because it equates African-American studies to that of other history studies majors such as Jewish history. If we have studies of other cultures or whatnot, I think it would only be fair if we had one for African-American studies, said the 21-year-old UF political science senior. The major gives it recognition and potency. Weatherspoon said he would have chosen to major in African-American studies instead of political science if it was around when he was a freshman. The major will offer students a variety of career opportunities, Austin said. The program plans to hold a panel discussion in either March or April to inform students of the career opportunities available to them as African-American studies majors. Austin said students would have the ability to pursue careers in the government, anthropology, political science, politics, civil organizations. If the major is approved by all the boards, students can begin registering for it as early as March and begin taking classes in the Fall, she said. Austin said the programs next endeavor, once the major is approved, would be to establish a UF department of African-American studies. Right now, were just taking it one step at a time, trying to get the major in place, but at some point, we would like to have a department, she said. MAJOR, from page 1Austins


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Vacant lots also available 4546 NW 13th St. 376-5887 4-24-83-2 $500 Walk 1 block to Shands, vet sch, campus. $50 of utils paid, 1 BR apt. Carpeted, tiled, spotless, pool, parking, quiet, prefer mature quiet tenants, cats allowed, 352 284 3873 or postj@bellsouth.net. Available. 2-22-13-35-2 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-300-1294 2-28-13-30-2 QUIET AFFORDABLE LIVING Immediate 1/1, 2/1s Call for Newly Reduced Rates! 1/2 mi to UF, 3 bus routes Midtown parking, bike trail to UF www.FrederickGardens.com 4-24-13-61-2 One Bedrooms from $350, Two bedrooms from $450, close Sante Fe, I75, Oaks Mall, RTS 75 Call Today 352-332-5070 3-11-13-30-2 2,3,4 & 5BR HOUSES, BLOCKS TO UF. Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352359-3341/359-5584 2-28-11-27-2UPPER WESTSIDESpacious 1 & 2 bdrm luxury apts. Walking distance to UF & stadium. Now leasing for fall 2013. Free Hi-Speed internet. Parking avail. 328 NW 14th Street 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com 4-24-13-55-2 SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $399. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com 4-24-13-55-2 $450 clean, quiet, spacious 1 br apt w/private patio, green space, trees, busline or bike to campus or downtown. No noise, see to appreciate.Available. Cats allowed. 1825 NW 10th St. 352 284 3873 2-22-13-21-2 HOUSE FOR RENT 3242 NW 11th St. 2BR/1BA, W/D, Large separate garage & fenced backyard. Avail April 1st. $775/ mo, $975 sec dep. Pets ok (w/ add'l fee). Call 352-371-3473. please leave message. 2-22-13-20-2 One block to UF! 2bed/2.5 bath townhouse. Washer/Dryer/DW/woodfloors, large kitchen, guaranteed parking included. Call Todd at 352-514-4915 www.forrentgainesville.com 3-12-13-20-2 LARGE 2BR/2BA HOUSEw/ WD hook-up. Close to UF. 1103 NW 4th St. $775/mo + $300 sec. Pets ok. Call 352332-8481 or 352-359-1644 3-12-13-20-2 1/1's w/ ROOM TO BREATH. Clean & quiet near UF. Centrally located. Call 352372-5400 for more into. 2/1 BIG FRONT YARD. $40 moves you in. Available now. Call 352-275-4889 3-1313-20-2 3BR/3BA newer house with Garage, fenced yard. Close to UF/Shands, shopping, bus route. Open floor plan/cathedral ceilings, W/D, lawn maintenace, pest control, quiet neighborhood. Avail April, $1575/month. Contact 352-246-5958, tonyc@kinetixpt.com 2-28-13-15-2 6 Bed 3.5 bath compound near UF & grocery. 4,200 SF. Huge lot and fenced yard. Laundry, new paint, updates, greenhouse. Pets ok. Large garage with loft. $3,500 Call 352 514 2039 2-26-13-10-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 2/1 Apt 204 NW 18 St. $1200 4/2 house 610 NW 34 Ter $1400 2-28-13-11-2 COUNTRYSIDE 4BR/4BA, furnished common area. Individual leases available. Main bus route. Unit next to pool. $375/room/mo incl all utils & internet. Available mid-May. 561-718-7637 or 561-582-1031 3-21-1320-2 WALK TO UF START SUMMER OR FALL Studios $450-$400 1BR/1BA $550 $525 2BR $650-$850 1 yr lease. SD, NS, NP. Call/Text 352-870-7256 gvll32601@gmail.com 6-20-13-55-2 For RENT: BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN 2BR/1.5BA townhouse $750. MUST see to appreciate!! Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Central Heat/Air. RTS services.(352) 2817411. 2-25-13-5-2 First month rent free! Sublease 3/2 House for Fall 2013/Spring 2014, newly renovated, 1.5 blocks from UF. $1860/month or $620/room Call 561-324-7559 2-26-13-5-2 $875 RENT 2BR/2.5BA NEW TOWNHOUSE, AVALIABLE NOW, 3035 SW ARCHER RD, NEAR UF, SHOPPING, BUS ROUTE CALL 732-939-2909 or EMAIL SHUKLA.R@ATT.NET 2-22-13-2-2 CLEAN, QUIET 2 BD/2 BA IN SW GNV Units available NOW OR Reserve for FALL All units include washer/dryer/dishwasher RENT = $610 to $725 with deposit www.rentmagnoliamanor.com 352-375-2436 2-28-13-6-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Beautifully renovated, furnished condo,1 mile from UF, $359/MO includes cable, internet, utilities, pool + fitness room and on bus route, Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871 2-28-13-43-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-24-72-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-24-13-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-24-13-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-24-13-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-24-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-24-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-24-13-72-6 LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET, In Original Plastic, Never Used Org. $3,000, sacrifice $975.-CHERRY BEDROOM SET, Solid Wood, new in factory boxes--$895. Can Deliver. Bill (813)298-0221. 2-22-1-6 can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds


UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-24-13-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 4-24-72-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-24-13-72-10 BOOKS: Clumsy Hearts, a slightly misguid ed romance, will elevate author Hysteria Molt to the ranks of Keats, Hemingway, and Poe. They will not appreciate the company. Available via Amazon.com. 2-22-13-10-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. MOTORCYCLE TIRE SALE SPORT, STREET, CRUISER, OFF-ROAD. OVER 400 TIRES IN STOCK. MENTION THIS AD FOR $10.OO OFF. RPM MOTORCYCLES 352-377-697 4-2472-11 4-24-13-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. Daily pickups. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in Gville! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 376-6275. RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-24-13-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 4-24-72-11 SWAMP CYCLES Closest to campus. MMI Certified Mechanics for Motorcycles and experienced scooter mechanics. Lowest prices. Friendly service. 633 NW 13th Street, 373-8823, www.swampcycles.com 4-2458-11 New 2009 UM 250 motorcycle, never ridden or filled. 80 mpg. Hurry only 2 left. $2999. 2006 Vulcan vn750. Only 12,218 miles. $3999. Call Steve 352-328-7236 or David 352-414-6337 2-22-13-10-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-24-72-12 We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 4-24-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $1000 AND UP! 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 BRING YOUR W2 AND DRIVE TODAY!!!! NO MONEY DOWN!!!! VEHICLES $1000 & UP!! 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 94 Ford Ex;lorer $1000 94 Mazda Protege $1500 96 Cadillac Deville $1500 98 Cadillac Catera $1999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 95Honda Civic $3999 96 Honda Accord $3999 00 Hyundai Elantra $4999 95 Lexus GS300 $4999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 03 Chevy Impala $5999 99 Honda Accord $4999 04 Saturn Ion $6999 02 Buick Lesabre $6999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECKS!!! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY!!! 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 BRING YOUR W2 AND DRIVE TODAY!!!! NO MONEY DOWN!!!! WILL FINANCE ANYONE!! 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 04 Nissan Sentra $6999 02 Toyota Corolla $6999 06 Mits Galant $7999 04 Toyota Corolla $8999 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 04 Volvo S40 $8999 04 Ford F150 $8999 03 Nissan Frontier $9999 06 Chevy Silverado $9999 352-375-9090 4-24-54-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 4-24-13-72-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-24-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-24-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 2-28-13-72-13 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 4-24-13-72-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 10, ALLIGATOR


ALLIGATOR BOOKKEEPER FULL TIME POSITIONThe Independent Florida Alligator is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to training students in their majors and provid ing UF and the Gainesville community with an unbiased, informative newspaper. We are currently looking for a detailed, organized and motivated person as a Fulltime Bookkeeper. Associates degree in a business/accounting related field required. Experience preferred. Must be experienced with QB or another accounting software program. Microsoft Office is necessary. Duties include: A/R; A/P; entering / recording deposits; ordering / maintaining supplies for all depts.; updating / creating reports in Excel; some use of Access database; interviewing, hiring and training students as clerks; collections; processing credit applications; answering phones; paper accuracy; customer service; other assignments as necessary. Benefits include paid holidays, excellent working environment, and health/dental insurance is available. Must work within and meet daily deadlines. Modest salary, no weekends, day shift. With resume, send cover letter which must include salary history and requirements to be considered. Send to: General Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator, PO Box #14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 or email to: tcarey@alligator.org. No phone calls please. EOE Another Saturday night without a date? Read The Alligator. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-24-13-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-24-1372-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 10 August 3. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 www.feyc.org 4-24-13-70-14 DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 3-29-13-49-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! Smokers are needed to participate in a brief research study. Participants will be asked to meet with researchers on the University of Florida campus for about 30 minutes. You may be compensated for your participation. If interested, call the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or email us at ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 2-28-20-14 PT office person wanted for multiple tasks including billing and inventory. Multitasking is a MUST! Minimum typing speed 55 cwpm. Email resume to trc0102@yahoo.com 2-25-13-10-14 Administrative Asst. 10-15 hours a week. Flexible schedule, great for UF student. Must have reliable transportation, be honest, organized, computer savvy, & professional. Office experience a plus. $7.67/hr Send resume to info@fratmgmt.com 3-1-13-14-14 BIG LOU'S PIZZERIANow hiring experienced pizza makers, cooks, & delivery drivers. Top pay. Full time or part time. Apply in person. 5 SE 2nd Ave. 2-26-10-14 GUMBY'S PIZZANow Hiring Front Counter Position. Apply everyday 3pm-8pm. 2028 SW 34th Street. 2-26-13-10-14 Water Front Director. Prepare for the summer of your life. Individual should have exp. teaching children to water ski and wake board. LGT Req. WSI pref. Apply to Timber Ridge Camp @ www.trcamps.com. 2-257-14 Prepare for the summer of your life in the mountains of West VA. Spend the Summer doing the things you love. Timber Ridge Camp is seeking energetic, fun loving counselors in Athletics, Drama, Canoeing, Watersports, and More! Apply at www.trcamps.com 2-22-5-14 Part-time salesperson. $10/hr. Evening shifts. Students preferred. Apply in person 4-6pm. 3501 SW 2nd Ave Suite 2100 (2nd floor above Gator Textbooks) 2-22-13-5-14 North Florida Retirement Village, Gainesville's premier Retirement Community, is seeking a Campus Nurse 11PM -7AM (LPN/ RN) and qualified CNA candidates. Please visit our website for a full list of employment opportunities: www.thevillageonline.com. The Village is an EOE and a Drug Free and Tobacco Free workplace. 2-22-13-5-14 Gainesville Harley-Davidson: Part Time Motorclothes Associate wanted. Mostly Weekends w/ some weekdays, 10-15 hrs/ wk. Please call 352-331-6363 and ask for Ellis or email ellis@gainesvilleharley.com 2-25-13-5-14 VETERINARY TECHNICIAN POSITION FT Vet Experience Required Please apply in person Institute of Veterinary Spec 3603 NW 98th St. Suite A 2-26-5-14 Administrative Assistant: Part-time 20 hours a week, afternoons preferred, for a local non profit agency. Contact Renae at renae@girlsplace.net or call 352-373-4475. 2-28-13-7-14 Looking fo a pt cleaner after 5pm paying $8/hr and an additional $10.00 for gas... If interested please call 3522140868 or caleitha.b.bradley@my.sfcollege.edu 2-2613-5-14 We are looking for highly motivated, responsible, hardworking individuals for the following positions Floor Instructors Receptionists Kids Club Attendants Housekeeping Zwurlys Cafe Internships for Summer 2013 Apply at 4820 Newberry Road Monday 12-5 and Tuesday 2-6pm 2-22-13-2-14 NOW HIRING University of Florida Survey Research Center 720 SW 2nd Ave. suite 156 Mon-Fri 9am-9pm 392 2908 ext. 105 $9.00/$9.50/hr + Incentive + Paid Training Telephone Interviewing NO SALES SPANISH Speakers Needed 3-1-13-7-14 GO SHOPPING. GET PAID! Join Today and Become A Secret Shopper In Your Area. To learn more visit http://joinstn.com/ 2-221-14 Drivers HIRING EXPERIENCED/ INEXPERIENCED TANKER DRIVERS! Earn up to $.51 per Mile! 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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG alligatorSports.orgVisit our website this weekend for coverage of mens basketball, baseball, swimming and diving, track and Purifoy cleared of charges Read more online at alligatorSports.org.Junior Mackenzie Caquatto spends her spare time See story, page 15. UF HAS ISSUED SEVEN LEADOFF WALKS. JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Staff WriterIn Floridas opening weekend series against Duke, Ryan Harris was Floridas most impressive pitcher. He threw all of his pitches for strikes, allowing only two hits in 4.2 scoreless innings across two appearances. Coach Kevin OSullivan was impressed with the sophomore reliever, but he did have one concern. He was really good on Friday and really good today, OSullivan said. He competed. He threw the ball with conviction. Other than the leadoff walk again. We score four and walk the leadoff man. As No. 17 Florida (3-2) prepares to face Florida Gulf Coast (2-1) in its second weekend series of the season, OSullivan hopes his pitching staff can reverse a trend of giving the oppositions leadoff batter a free pass. pitchers have walked the leadoff batter seven times. The opposing team has gone on to score two runs in the inning on three occasions. In the Gators 4-3 loss to Duke on Feb. 15, starter Jonathon Crawford walked Chris Marconcini on a full count to begin the fourth inning. On the next atbat, Duke took a 2-1 lead when Jordan Betts homered to left. In the eighth inning, sophomore left-hander Corey Stump relieved Harris and walked Jeff Kremer to begin the inning. Mike Rosenfeld drove Kremer in on a triple, and Rosenfeld scored later in the inning. The leadoff walk, getting to those three-ball Ryan Jones / Alligator Sophomore pitcher Ryan Harris throws a pitch during Floridas 16-5 victory against Duke on Sunday at McKethan Stadium. Harris and the UF pitching staff have issued seven leadoff walks in 48 innings this season. Three of the free passes have sparked two-run innings by the opposition.Florida pitching staff working to improve controlSEE BASEBALL, P A GE 14 PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff WriterThe Gators vowed to change their losing ways, to revert back to the team that opened the season 11-3 prior to a disastrous January when Florida lost six of its eight games. But February has quickly become just as disappointing. Despite erasing a double-digit half57 to Vanderbilt on Thursday night in the OConnell Center. The loss drops UF to 2-3 this month Very disappointed, coach Amanda Butler said. I can get my thesaurus out if you want me to, but frustrated really sums it up best, because there is a level of potential we are not reaching. Trailing 26-15 to open the second half, Florida (15-12, 4-9 Southeastern Conference) turned to Jennifer George to mount a comeback. Behind George, the teams only senior, the Gators went on a 15-4 run to take a 32-30 since suffering a dislocated right shoulder against LSU on Jan. 6. But Floridas early second-half run proved unsustainable. Vanderbilt responded with runs of 9-0 and 15-3 to game. UF blows second-half leadSOFTBALL ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator WriterIn 123 at-bats, Katie Medina had never hit a home run. The sophomore shortstop went all of 2012 without knocking a ball out of the park. Her freshman year, she only batted .241 with six extra-base hits. But when Medina came up in the bottom of the second inning, she got ahold of a Molly Medeiros pitch and drilled it over It was awesome, Medina said. It was probably one of the greatest feelings Ive had in a while. Words cant even describe how it felt. The home run came immediately after nearly the same spot as Medina. The three runs that came on those two home runs gave No. 5 Florida (14-0) all it Marymount (3-3). Junior Hannah Rogers took the circle in Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. Rogers struggled through her seven innings on Thursday. The junior right-hander gave up eight hits, walked four and struck out four. Rogers escaped several jams with multiple runners on base, only surrendering two runs. a stronger pitching perfor mance in its second game on Thursday. Sophomore Lauren Haeger started against Oklahoma State (5-5). She tossed a complete-game shutout, fanning eight batters while walking two. I was hitting my spots really well, Haeger said. I wasnt trying too hard. Sometimes when I do bad, its because Im SEE VANDERBIL T P A GE 14 SEE MEDINA, P A GE 14Medina UF W omens Bask etball


14, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 David Carr / Alligator StaffSenior guard Kenny Boynton walks back to play defense after scoring during Floridas 69-52 victory against Kentucky on Feb. 12 in the OConnell Center. END OF GREGULATION During the past two seasons, the Gators have not played well in the clutch. Fortunately for them, clutch probably isnt real. Since the start of the 2011-12 season, Florida has run 11 offensive possessions while trailing by three or fewer points with less than 3 minutes to play. The Gators have scored just seven points, or .636 points per possession, in those scenarios. That number is terrible, but having a bad 11 possessions is like having a bad 7 minutes. It happens, and it doesnt mean anything about Floridas ability to perform in crunch time. Even the points per possession number is suspect. If the Gators make one more shot, theyre an average clutch team. If they make two more, people are writing about how theyre one of the most clutch teams in the country. When UF trailed Missouri by a point with 7 seconds left in Wednesdays game, Kenny Boynton was wrong to pull up for a three. Was the shot as bad as everyone is making it out to be? No, not at all. His hesitation dribble left his defender off balance, giving Boynton a clean look. A shot with 7 seconds left gives UF time to grab an offensive board, or an opportunity to foul and extend the game after a miss. When Missouri made a free throw to stretch its lead to three with 3.1 seconds remaining, Boynton made a great pass to get Mike Rosario an open look for the tie. But I guess theres no such thing as a clutch pass. In his four years at Florida, Boynton has been involved in a lot of clutch situations. Hes had 23 touches while the Gators were trailing by three or fewer points with 3 or fewer minutes to play. Hes hit 2 of 12 shots, scored nine points and grabbed an offensive rebound. He has zero turnovers in those situations. Are those great stats? No, not at all. But they amount to the equivalent of a bad game. Not something anyone should make sweeping judgments about. While the sample size is too small to be critical of the results, its almost never too small to be critical of the process. This year, UF has had six offensive possessions in which it needed a clutch play, and it has scored just three points. During those possessions, Scottie Wilbekin has taken three shots, Boynton has taken two and Mike Rosario has taken one. Fifteen of UFs 16 touches in those situations have been by that trio. Erik Murphy touched the ball once just long enough to give it up again. Patric Young has done nothing but screen. possessions in which they needed a clutch play. They scored four points, both putbacks by Young. In all, UF grabbed four offensive boards on those possessions food for thought for those who believe Boynton let go of that three too quickly. Guards dominated in 2011-12, taking 6 of UFs 9 clutch shot attempts and getting 14 of its 21 touches in clutch time. Maybe if they passed, Florida would be more clutch. During the 2009-11 seasons, UF was a little better in the clutch, scoring 33 points in 30 possessions for a 1.1 points per possession average. As you can see in the appendix on alligatorSports.org, the Gators passed the ball considerably more than they have in recent late game situations today. Of course, the result was mostly the same, with Boynton and Walker playing hero ball and taking 21 of the 30 shots. But in those instances it worked, which will sometimes happen when youre dealing with a 30-shot sample. Theres a lot of variation way clutch a player or team is. The UF teams that won back-to-back titles in 2005-07 scored one point per clutch possession, with totals of 34 points on 34 possessions that are similar to, but just a step below, the 2009-11 squads. So, the UF teams that won it all in consecutive seasons were actually less clutch than the 2009-11 group, which was twice bounced from the NCAA Tournament after coming up short in close games. Either that, or maybe clutch isnt real. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator. org. most clutch teams in the country. Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca


We have some key people that fatigue rules their life, Butler said. As soon as they get tired, then their level of play She had her way with us on the low ter than that. Florida into its worst opening half of the son. in. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@ alligator.org trying too hard. the fourth inning after sopho Fuller and sophomore Jes swinging. straight frame. thrown out at home. When inning. We have a lot of heart, going to do something insane tion in Palm Springs tomor ALLIGATOR, Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffSophomore shortstop Katie Medina bats during Floridas 9-1 win against UNC Wilmington on GYMNASTICS CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator Writer She visits the kids on Wednesdays too. life. to end up that way. than she originally thought. meets. After weeks of training and tweaking son plans for her mentee. words from the weekly reading to drop in the gaged. height, either. Junior sharpening leadership skills through teachingTwo-run sixth clinched UFs win against OSU MEDINA, from page 13 VANDERBILT, from page 13Commodores won without leading scorer OSullivan wants pitchers to attack strike zone ously, you have to throw strikes in that situation. ing on. Just throw strikes, Shafer said when keep working on it. three games. Against a less patient team, iting the free passes. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@ alligator.org. BASEBALL, from page 13Caquatto Just throw strikes. Justin ShaferUF pitcher


LANDON WATNICKAlligator WriterCoach Billy Donovan wants his players to take open shots, regardless of whether their attempts are inside or beyond the arc. But Donovan said the Gators were too reliant on three-pointers in Floridas 63-60 road loss to Missouri on Tuesday night. Florida attempted 33 of its 54 shots from three-point range, draining only 10. The Gators could not establish a post presence against the Tigers. Instead, Florida took a season-high 61.1 percent of its attempts from beyond the arc. We took too many threes, Donovan said. I didnt think we had good enough balance. When weve attacked the paint, whether its the pass or the post up or a drive, our offense is a lot better. And I thought we had too many possessions where we didnt really look to do that enough. Florida went 1 of 7 from three as Mizzou stormed back from a Forward Erik Murphy and guard Kenny Boynton each went 2 of 9 from beyond the threepoint line. tempts, Murphy and center Patric Young combined for four points on 2-of-6 shooting. Missouri outscored Florida 2416 in the paint. We tried to move the ball around, tried to get the open shots, but I think we did a little too much of staying on the perimeter, guard Scottie Wilbekin said. We didnt attack as much as we shouldve or get the ball in the post. Florida was similarly unbalanced on offense in its 80-69 loss to Arkansas on Feb. 5, taking 27 of its 56 shots from beyond the arc. No. 5 Florida (21-4, 11-2 Southeastern Conference) will host Ar kansas on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the OConnell Center. The Razorbacks (16-9, 7-5 SEC) are 15-1 at home but 2-8 on the road and at neutral sites. They have won four of their victory against Missouri on Saturday in Bud Walton Arena and a 62-60 win against Georgia on Thursday night in Fayetteville. Unlike Florida, Arkansas has maintained a balanced approach between both teams. Theyre playing better, Donovan said. We dont look a whole lot at if youre playing here at home or on the road. Sometimes people look at trends, but trends arent guaranteed or something thats always going to happen. If you look at them, the one thing you want to look at is that theyve progressed. Despite losing to the Razor backs earlier in the month, the Gators will not approach Satur day nights matchup with a vindictive mindset. They are done dwelling on the Feb. 5 loss. I have never been a big believer in payback. What do you get back? Donovan said. Its not like if we all of a sudden win the game, (and) we get the Fayetteville game back. It doesnt work like that. That game is a loss. This is the next most important thing. Yeguete ahead of schedule: Junior forward Will Yeguete could return as soon as Floridas March 6 game against Vanderbilt, Donovan said Thursday. The contest in home date this season. Since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on Feb. 8 to remove bone chips in his right knee, Yeguete has missed four games. Team doctors originally set the timetable for his return at 4-6 weeks. Yeguete has begun to participate in light running drills dur ing practice. Hes moving quicker than I think the doctors thought, Donovan said. Its going to be totally up to them. 16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 David Carr / Alligator StaffJunior guard Scottie Wilbekin attempts a layup during Floridas 69-52 win against Kentucky on Feb. 12 in the OConnell Center. Wilbekin said the Gators need to increase their offensive presence in the paint. Florida aiming to achieve offensive balance down stretch We didnt attack as much as we shouldve or get the ball in the post.Scottie WilbekinUF guard