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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Study: American patients drinking, then lying to doctors about how muchDoctors need to know for prescriptions, pg 4. They accused UF of abusing research animals, pg 3. Online programs race up in rankingsUF went from No. 34 to No. 5, pg 8. Casey Prather (knee swelling) is questionable for Floridas game on Saturday against Arkansas. Read the story on page 15. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 12 SPORTS 1379 /63 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 76 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffUnder My UmbrellaA group of students walks through Turlington Plaza on Thursday afternoon and attempts to avoid the rain. SHAYNA POSSESAlligator Staff Writersposses@alligator.orgErica Browns 6-year-old son doesnt understand why his family cant go home. Brown and her three young children have been living in a hotel since Monday because of a serious mold problem in her Horizon House apartment. Its not even safe to go into the apartment, the smell is so horrid, the 26-year-old single mother said. I want a place where I can not be worried about things getting into the walls and into our lungs. ter moving into the complex located at 1515 NW 10th St. Both she and her two daughters suffer from asthma, so after spotting mold on the ceiling of her bathroom, Brown immediately called maintenance. She was ignored for months. Finally, maintenance came by and discovered the toilet in the apartment upstairs was leaking. The worker sprayed the room with bleach and painted over the area. Last week, Brown discovered black mold in the closet of the room her 4-year-old and 19-month-old daughters share. Despite pleas to the landlord and maintenance staff, nothing was done. The complex offered to move her to another apartment, but after talking to neighbors, Brown realized it wouldnt make a difference. Resident Walette Mulberry, 38, has been battling mold since getting worse. Now, she and her two kids ages 8 and 11 sleep in the living room. One of the three bedrooms serves as their closet Families battling apartment mold BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writer Health Care Center is urging students to take precautions. The center sent an email Thursday encouraging getting vaccinated and taking daily preventative measures such as using hand sanitizer. Alachua County health department administrator Paul Myers said the end of January is peak sions and a dozen connected deaths since late October, according to a news release. year, as reported by Shands, Myers said. Were seeing vast majorities succumb to the disease that were not vaccinated. The Student Health Care Center has run out of vaccines for the season, according to the email. Myers suggests students get vaccinated at a local pharmacy or the county health department. We really encourage individuals to get vaccinated so they can be protected for the rest of the year, he said. However, some students such as Matt Burke, a 20-year-old UF environmental engineering sophomore, said they were not planning on getting vaccinated. not against vaccines. I just dont think its necessary for me.UF health center warns about peak of flu seasonLOCAL CHICKEN DISHES DOMINATE THE MENU. BRIANA ERICKSONAlligator Contributing WriterKay Bros. BBQ may have closed at the beginning of December, but starting Saturday, Gainesville residents can visit a new restaurant in the same location. The Coop is opening under the same ownership as Kay Bros. but with a different menu, featuring chicken tenders and wings, as well as shakes and homemade sauces. The Coop, located next to the Florida Bookstore, will be more affordable than the old restaurant, said co-owner Darren Kay. The biggest thing for us is to offer college students a price they are willing to pay more frequently, Darren Kay said. The restaurant will also offer ice cream milkshakes and delivery with Gainesville2Go to extend beyond the roots, said Steven Kay, Darren Kays brother and co-owner. The Coop will be incorporating the same mac n cheese from Kay Bros. into its menu, as well as its original ingredients for sauces. Its a different menu but the same quality food, Steven Kay said. Everything made at The Coop is fresh, he said. Guests can also see the cooks making their meals through the open kitchen window. Along with the renovation, the brothers used recycled wood pallets and license plates to decorate the restaurant. Our goal is to serve the students and staff at UF and the The Coop to open Saturday in former Kay Bros. locationSEE MOLD, PA GE 5 SEE COOP PA GE 5 We are seeing an increase in Paul Myers Erica Brown


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014FORECAST TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY TODAY RAIN 67/43 THUNDERSTORMS 74/56 SUNNY 69/47 THUNDERSTORMS 78/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/63 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 76 13 at 6:30 p.m. Held at Sabor, 13005 SW First Road, Suite 129, in the Town of Tioga, the program provides engaging conversation in a comfortable setting. The event is free, but participants must purchase any food and beverages. To help plan for this program, please RSVP at least one week in advance of the cafe date. Email or call Amanda Erickson Harvey at 352-273-2062. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENING?Weekly Wellness Walk Burn calories, get healthier and meet new people by joining the Weekly Wellness Walk at the Santa Fe College track on South Road near the baseball field. Beginning Jan. 11, we will meet at 8 a.m. on Saturdays for 10 weeks. There is no cost to participate and no age limit. We will start off with some aerobic and stretching exercises, a bottle of water and a few health tips. Call 352-870-9100 for additional information. Beginner Tango Crash Course A beginner tango crash course will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. No experience, partner or shoes required. Bring a pair of socks you can pivot in. Free snacks and drinks will be provided. Young and Arab in America Join the Arabic Cultural Association, Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs and Intercultural Engagement for UFs first Arab-American students panel Thursday in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the ACA will begin its general body meeting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the panel at 7 p.m. A diverse group of Arab-American students will share their experiences growing up Arab in post9/11 U.S. Free food, including hummus, will be served. Giant Shiitake Mushroom Festival Visit the Giant Shiitake Mushroom Festival in Interlachen Saturday. Held at Jenkins Park near the Caboose and the Old Town Hall, the festival will include contests, vendors, folk music and workshops about growing shiitake. Backyard Birding Tour tickets Tickets are now on sale for the Alachua Audubon Societys Backyard Birding Tour. It will be held Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and are available at Wild Birds Unlimited at 4212 NW 16th Ave. At the event, six of Gainesvilles premier backyard birding habitats will be open to the public. Local experts will be available at each site to discuss their successes in landscape, hardscape, water features and feeding tips which will attract a variety of birds to their backyards. This event occurs during winter to coincide with the arrival of migratory species of birds. Students receive free admission to the Florida Museum Students with a valid Gator 1 Card now receive free admission to the Butterfly Rainforest and other fee-based exhibits year-round, sponsored by UF Student Government. The museum is located at 3215 Hull Road. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. See deceptive butterflies at the Butterfly Rainforest Visit the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History from Jan. 1 through Feb. 14 to discover a variety of butterflies that deceive to survive as part of the theme Mimicry, the World of Deception. Daily butterfly releases are held at 2 p.m. with additional weekend releases at 3 and 4 p.m., weather permitting. UF students with a valid Gator 1 Card receive free admission. Springs first Science Cafe Connie Mulligan, professor and associate chair of the UF Department of Anthropology and associate director of the UF Genetics Institute, will present The First Settlers of the New World: Who, Where, When and How, at the Florida Museum of Natural History Science Cafe on Jan. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Matthew Martyr / AlligatorLockdownIsabelle Sawhney, a 20-year-old UF political science sophomore, enters the code for the security gate at The Courtyards apartment complex. She experienced a break-in at the beginning of Spring semester. A BROKEN HIP WAS UNTREATED, THEY SAID. SHAYNA POSSESAlligator Staff Writersposses@alligator.orgWhen it comes to the treatment of UF laboratory animals, a local organization isnt monkeying around. Karen Kline, senior laboratory investigator for animalrights group Eleventh Hour for the U.S. Department of Agriculture last month, detailing a animals used in UF research. The complaint claims that the treatment of Louis, a macaque monkey euthanized in 2010, violated the Animal Welthe groups three-year-long gain access to public veterinary ceived in April. Kline said the records revealed that researchers failed to treat Louis damaged hip, treating him for parasites for a year He had a broken hip, and animal abuse right there, she said. They are supposed to be ing? Sikes said the university is made by the USDA. The University of Florida is subject to very stringent state care of laboratory animals, she said. We take care to make sure our animals are kept in a healthy environment. On top of the complaint, an October request for public records about the treatment of 25 research primates. yer, said the universitys attorney contacted her after the cation error. Jayda Fleishman, a 20-yearold UF zoology junior, said mistreated. Abuse is totally possible, erything that happens. But Julie Coutu, a 19-yearmore, said animal research is sometimes a necessary evil. said. for the animals future, said of Gainesvilles Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. Thirty percent of the primates they house at their facility are former research subjects, and the numWere hoping that the trend continues, Bagnall said. search. Still, Kline said her organization is committed to informing the public about UFs research practices. is happening as far as the corruption in the University of Florida, she said. The animals need somebody to speak for them.Activists fight for monkeys rightsSTATE THE ASSOCIATED PRESSST. PETERSBURG The attorFlorida State quarterback Jameis Thursday that she intends to sue the school, the Tallahassee Police Department and the player himself. Patricia Carroll said she plans to suit itself. Winston and Carrolls client happened on Dec. 7, 2012. Winstons atWinston after Leon County prosecutook place. happened to Tallahassee Police. saying that detectives failed to inable and incomplete forensic tests and never tested the alleged victims blood for the presence of date-rape drugs. Carroll said that her client Tallahassee police have defended their handling of the case, and Carroll said she received a letter from the department that said an internal Carroll has also criticized police assault kit to the Florida Department during those 39 days. Carroll says she asked Floridas attorney general, the state departthe rape investigation, claiming it Scott didnt even give us the courtesy of a response, Carroll said, she mentioned the unrelated cases prosecution.FSU and Winston could face lawsuit


CHRISTIAN COOPERAlligator Contributing WriterJulia Rae Varnes wasnt surprised when she saw a recent study about adults and their drinking habits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 38 million adults in the United States drink too much, and only one out of six patients talks honestly to his or her doctor about how much alcohol he or she drinks. Varnes, a specialist at GatorWell Health Promotion Services, said doctors run into that roadblock frequently. She said many students have already had someone confront them about their drinking habits and dont feel like getting another lecture from their doctor. And busy physicians rarely feel they have the time to cajole truthful answers from patients. This combination can be dangerous. If a doctor wants to prescribe you a medication, they need to know what kinds of things you are consuming, she said. If youre using anything that might affect how a medication is going to work for you, a doctor may decide to give you something else. Oliver Tranter, a UF building construction freshman, said he wasnt shocked by the study either, and he agreed that doctors can seem disapproving. Its kind of frowned upon by them to drink a lot, he said. But Varnes said a serious issue underlies the awkward situation of discussing alcohol consumption with a doctor. She said alcohol can impact the immune system and make it more susceptible to diseases. It can also affect students academics. I would advise students to be honest with their doctors, Varnes said. They might ask if theyve considered decreasing the amount they drink, but theyre not going to sit there and give them a 15-minute lecture. They dont have time for that either. Varnes said doctors will not say a lot to sway students minds about alcohol. Studies have shown that short pep talks are most effective because the student is the one who decides to make the change. When you talk about your drinking, the doctor wont say, Oh, you cant be my patient anymore, Varnes said. She said overall her biggest concern is the health and safety of the students. Its heartbreaking to hear about a student death related to alcohol, she said. 4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014 Megan Reeves / AlligatorThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study saying Americans may be drinking too much alcohol and then lying to their doctors about how much they drink. A UF expert said this can be dangerous. Patients drinking, then lying to doctors about how much


and changing areas. The other rooms are covered with mold. Another resident, Onteria Lawrence, had to throw away boxes of clothing, a pile of DVDs and assorted dining room furniture because of mildew. Her 4-year-old son, Timarkis Archie, played outside as Lawrence, 25, pushed a bureau down the stairway leading up to the second-story apartment she shares with her four children. I cant afford to throw this away, but I got to, Lawrence said. Even my Bible, the Holy Bible, I have to throw away. With no response from the complex, Brown decided to look for help elsewhere. She called the health department and the Gainesville Code Enforcement Brown found her sons room overrun with green and black mold, surrounding the window frame and windowsill, creeping down to the baseboard. Her sons grandmother went to the promise that Horizon House would provide a hotel room for Browns family. But the complex didnt come through. Browns been paying out of pocket. Thats when Commissioner Yvonne Hinson-Rawls stepped in. A staff member at Browns older daughters school, Metcalfe Elementary, reached out to the commissioner. Mold can make people sick, you know, Hinson-Rawls said. When youre living in an environment with mold, and youre trying to raise a child, it has an effect on a childs education, and Im an educator at heart. to inspect Browns apartment Wednesday afternoon. ment, likely caused by humid conditions, according to an email from Code Enforcement division manager Christopher Cooper sent over the City of Gainesville Listserv. Apartment staff said they are aware of similar issues in three other apartments and offered to place all four families in a hotel while they conducted further tests, according to the email. Horizon House Apartments declined to comment on the issue. On Thursday afternoon, Lawrence cleaned, still waiting for someone to tell her where the family could stay while a mold remediation contractor looked at their apartment. Even a dog doesnt deserve to live like this, and were human beings, she said. FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Amber Riccinto/AlligatorA new restaurant will replace Kay Bros. BBQ at 1620 W. University Ave. The Coop is set to open on Saturday and will feature a Southern-inspired menu. It hopes to be more affordablesurrounding Gainesville community, Steven Kay said. After the initial opening Saturday, The Coop will host an opening celebration Tuesand free chicken tenders from 4 to 7 p.m. Sara Schuster, a 20-year-old UF math and computer science junior, said she thinks The Coop will attract more students because of the lower prices. I had heard that Kay Bros. was good but too expensive, Schuster said. Kevin Doan, a UF business administration freshman and self-proclaimed sauce guy, said he likes the fact that the restaurant concocts unique sauce recipes. Doan, 18, said he plans to attend the event Tuesday to try out the new restaurant. I am more enamored by the discounted menu to keep in mind the college students who are a little bit more strapped for money, he said. COOP, from page 1CAMPUS DEBORA LIMAAlligator Contributing WriterStudents looking to drop pounds can attend Weight Watchers meetings at UF for the UF Living Well meetings will be held at 12:30 p.m Thursdays in the Florida Gymnasium, Room 215, and will last about 30 minutes. Rachel Cooksey, who will lead the meetings, wrote in an email that UF students and staff are given a discounted rate of about $40 for the monthly membership. I believe students and staff are unaware there is a place for them to learn healthy habits and gain accountability in a friendly group setting, she said. Cooksey said she considers Weight Watchers an ideal starting point for anyone looking to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle. But Roberta Seldman, an eating disorder and body dissatisfaction specialist at the UF Counseling & Wellness Center, cautioned that grams but also negative side effects. I have had many students whose well-intended parents sent them to Weight Watchers as young teens, she wrote in an email. The results (were) not great because the message you are fat was so shaming that they became sneak-eaters and bingers. This is not to say that kinds of programs. Haley Edelson, a 21-year-old UF marketing Watchers attractive but is wary of the cost. From the perspective of a college student, blogs seem like a much better idea, she said.Weight Watchers on campus JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested an Alachua of cleaning duster spray. Wayne Plylar on charges of inhaling harmful chemicals, marijuana possession, drug equipment possession and an arrest report. to a car that had crashed into a ditch in the 6900 block of West University Avenue and found Plylar passed out at the wheel with a can of cleaning duster spray in his hand. pants and the smell of pee on the drivers seat. Plylar, who was sitting on the ground while police spoke with him, said he spilled Coke on his pants, according to the report. 45 cans of cleaning duster, fewer than 20 grams of marijuana and a device for smoking marijuana in Plylars car, according to the report. briety tests. The results from his breath duster spray. During questioning, Plylar told ofcans to clean cement, according to the County Jail with a $9,000 bond.Pylar I believe students and staff are unaware there is a place for them to learn healthy habits.Rachel Cookseymeeting leader MOLD, from page 1It ruined furniture, a Bible


Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column Editorial The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to, 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. Hairy situation: Dont be bullied by trendsD Marjorie Nunez is a UF journalism senior. Her column appears on Fridays. Darts & Laurels DART Chris Christie LAUREL U.S. Vice President Joe Biden UtahDART. LAUREL readers 827 TOTAL VOTES52% YES 48% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Do you mind UF students having guns in their cars? Todays question: Do you lie to your doctor about how much you drink? WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITORMarjorie


FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Last fall I was in a local coffee shop with a young man from Saudi Arabia. A lesbian friend of mine was at the table with us. The man asked her if she was married, and she said she would like to be but that she was attracted to women. With a stunned look on his face he told that. tion was not a choice or a disease. He replied that may be true in the United States, but in Saudi Arabia, people in that posiWhile the U.S. is making progress in marriage, Gulf Cooperation Countries there is a new threat on the horizon for the LGBT world. Kuwait is now claiming they have discovered a medical test that can detect if someone is gay, said Yousuf Mindkar, director for Kuwaits Ministry of Public Health. Being gay is a natural human condition. The idea that Kuwait could actually mediis absurd. It seems they are devising a way to discriminate against those whom they suspect could be gay, making Kuwait the demagogue of the Gulf Cooperation Countries. The Gulf Cooperation Countries is far cratic contrast to the growing equal rights agenda the U.S. should be proud of. However, to stop foreign entry into their countries, simply on the suspicion of someone being gay, to the degree of inventing a foolish medical test, should be met with international boycott in the strictest sense. Out of more than 70 countries that still eration Countries allege to be the most West-friendly, yet Saudi Arabia beheads LGBT people on a regular basis. It is a sad day when there is so much hate that a medical fallacy is put into operation over a small group of people who are not a threat to anyone. Then again, we are talking about Gulf Cooperation Countries where human abuse and perverse activities are the norm. But this goes beyond the scope of detestable. It is heartbreaking to think about the suffering of LGBT citizens in the Gulf Cooperation Countries. These are countries where the family chooses marriage partners for their sons, many times with girls as young as 10 years old. It is unimaginable to think about the life of both a child bride and the secretly gay husband she is forced to spend her life with, and they are trapped inside these countries by corporate wealth, with no voice or escape. Other countries, such as Uganda, have been bribed by the American Christian India just reinstated the heinous laws gusting that such zealots aim to destroy innocent lives over religious bigotry. The Gulf Cooperation Countriess desire for the world to view them as modern and progressive will surely be questioned now with the new medical gay detector. As it stands, anyone under 21 in Kuwait caught participating in activities considered gay will be jailed for 10 years. Those trying to enter the Gulf Cooperation Countries who are found to be gay will not be allowed entry, or deported if already inside the borders. Someone should tell the Gulf Cooperation Countries to wake up and join the diversity of the progressive 21st century. Rose Jones is a writer for The Daily Utah Chronicle. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Gaydar and other treatment are religious bigotry at new levelsUWire Gather some Colt 45s and maybe a few Zig-Zags: Afroman is coming to the High Dive on Wednesday. Afroman, or Joseph Foreman, Grammy-nominated slacker rapper star behind the hits Because I Got High and dirty rap anthem Crazy Rap known to many as Colt 45 and Two Zig-Zags is leaving his beloved Palmdale to bring Gainesville the music that has enchanted generations since he rose to fame and fortune in the early 2000s. Foreman became Afroman in the eighth grade when a teacher got him time he wrote, recorded and sold 400 copies of a song about said teacher, he realized music was his calling. Afromans big moment came in 2000, when his album Because I Got High and the eponymous single from that album dropped. When the Internet got a hold of the song, which describes a man neglecting his responsibilities because hes gotten high, with increasingly severe consequences, Afroman became an instant sensation. Along with a Grammy nomination and a music video where he smokes a joint the size of his forearm with Jay and Silent Bob, the stoner ballad ensured Afromans presence in the memories of fans and detractors alike, however hazy those memories may be. With the release a year later of Crazy Rap, a song that is remarkable in that no part of it can actually be described in publication, it seemed Afromans career was only headed toward greater fame. But that was not how things turned out for Afroman. His most sigsince the early 2000s have been his slew of parody albums; one of country music Save a Cadillac, Ride a Homeboy and two holiday albums, Jobe Bells and A Colt 45 Christmas, featuring between them jingles such as O Chronic Tree, Nutscracker, The 12 Js of X-mas and Deck My Balls. Perhaps the public grew tired of Although that may seem like an ignorant criticism of rap it is in Afromans case its just a description. There is no glamour to his music he sells it like it is, and I believe that makes it beautiful. It would be easy to dismiss Afroman, to say hes washed up and no longer relevant. My retort would be, A.) No one who was nominated for a 2002 Grammy is still relevant. The artist he lost to was Missy Elliot, and his other main competitor was Nelly. This is a totally different world. B.) Afroman nomena, just sitting on the corner selling rap CDs to whupping into the spotlight. Though he enjoyed fame and fortune, he had the courage to give that up and pursue his true dream instead making music that brings people joy, lowriding and savoring life, with a blunt in one hand and a 40 in the other. Alec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His column appears on Fridays. Because I got Gainesville: Dont write off AfromanColumn Alec W of Nelson Mandelas passing last month, my mind started racing a million miles an hour. His political views were to the left. Mine are to the right. But with Nelson Mandela, none of that matters. Mandelas death highlights the enormous odds he overcame and shines a spotlight on South Africa as a leader of democracy in such a dark continent. My hope is that the spotlight shines bright enough for our government to realize what can be done in Africa. Central Africa still suffers from a long, disturbing trend of ethnic violence. France and Great Britain provide military aid to ing. Nigeria and the Western Sahara region is rampant with radical Islamic attacks on Christians. Sudan and South Sudan recently split but are marred with racial tensions and tribal warfare. Now that Mandelas gone, we can only hope South Africa will be able to control its rampant crime without developing a militaristic state or losing democracy. The United States currently gives roughly $8 billion per year in foreign aid to African countries. Although the cost is fair, the recipients are somewhat shady. In 2014, we are scheduled to give $210 million to Somalia, a country with essentially no government and citizens plagued with piracy and radical Islam. Countries like Uganda and Zimbabwe may not have stable governments, but it doesnt seem to matter; were scheduled to give Zimbabwe $152 million moil and a recent adopter of Sharia Law, is Of the $8 billion being shipped to Africa tually see it? How much will be gobbled up into the personal accounts of corrupt leaders while their citizens continue to starve and live in poverty? How much of the money will be funneled into the pockets of terrorists by governments fearing terrorism with no way to combat it but bribery? Africa needs a remodel, and America needs to be the constructor. As a whole, Africa has more potential than most realize, but doors are closing fast. Militarily, Africa contains a corridor to the Middle East and is crucial With proper military training for countries such as Egypt and Libya, we can gain crucial allies against terror. With the Arab Spring and new governments arising, there has never been a better time to build strong military ties between the United States, Egypt and Libya. Politically, Africa provides both dangers and opportunities. Our promise and determination to quell terrorism cant be successful without an attempt to contain its spread to Africa. Although military measures are unnecessary and would be very unpopular, a strong diplomatic surge through Africa African nations, it would be hard for any to turn down a stronger relationship with the United States. The more political allies successful we will be. What we need to do is rethink and revamp our strategy in Africa. Instead of continuing our decades of neglect and minimal effort, we need to begin decades of building strong relationships with not only African governments, but with African people. Instead of handing out aid to violent dictators and corrupt governments, lets use some of that money to help the countries dedicated to improvement. Strip most of the aid going to countries like Zimbabwe, Uganda and Somalia while allotting more to the likes of Ghana and Kenya. In reality, the money going to corrupt governments isnt going to be seen by the people who need it anyway. We should allot some of the stripped money as grant money for non-governmental organizations. In most cases, the money going to these organizations goes straight to helping people in need. Its a plan that doesnt cost us any more money, but it rewards countries and governments that deserve more. We need to support leaders in Africa who rally around the principles of Nelson Mandela, ones who will not forget ethnic tensions but will forgive for the sake of the future of their country. We can support Mandelas idea of sport diplomacy and leaders modeling his calm, collected demeanor. Eric Stubben is a writer for Mustang News. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.African aid should be priorityUWireEric StubbenUWire Rose JonesUWire


ANGELA SKANE Alligator Contributing WriterFrom 2013 to 2014, UFs online degree program rocketed up 29 places in the U.S. News and World rankings. Rankings released Wednesday marked UF grees, along with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical gree programs, also tied with Embry-Riddle. Andrew McCollough, UF associate prorise to the new metrics used to rank the colings, scores were calculated based on student and student services and technology. McCollough said the education industry sees UF as a recognized brand, which adds to programs. The data collected by U.S. News and World said. liver education online, McCollough said. The universitys new comprehensive launched recently. Some students, like Jessica Mandel, still to get help and manage her time in an online class. With classes, you just have to go, Mandel said. You have to be responsible and dedicatFor Kelsey Willianson, an 18-year-old ing makes her less reluctant to take an online class. 8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014 CAMPUS IT COULD MEAN 22 MORE FIREFIGHTERS. SARAH LAPPAlligator Contributing WriterThe Alachua County Commission will vote Tuesday to accept or deny a $2 million grant awarded to Alachua County Fire Rescue. Emergency Response grant, worth more than $2 million, is designed to help detions at AFR, said the money will allow ciently to emergencies. ing to rural area emergencies will opercurrent two, he said. It shows a need in the community said. grant, the department will be able to start hiring new employees 90 days later. military veterans will work a three-year paid term and non-veterans a two-year term. Lee Pinkoson, an Alachua County when the money runs out? he said. enthusiasm about the grant. service organization in our county.Commission to vote on county fire rescue grant You have to be responsible and dedicated and set aside time for online classes.Jessica MandelUF advertising freshman Online program races up ranks


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Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 352-538-2181 lv message 4-23-14-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-5-14-168-2 Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. 1BR/$475, 2BR/$595. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at 4-23-1472-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 4-23-14-72-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $460 1BR/1BA 530 SQ.FT. Bike to UF through-tree lined streets or ride the bus located one block away! 3/1 HOUSE 1100 sq ft 2036 NW 31st Pl. $800/mo No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or 1-31-14-17-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. Call/text 352-538-1550 1-31-14-63-2 1, 2, & 3BRs. Tile in LR, kitchen & bathrooms & bedrooms. Hardwood floors, cent A/C, ceiling fans, W/D hook-ups. Several locations, some walk to UF. Starting at $450/mo. Must See! Call 352-215-7780 4-23-14-72-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 1-27-14-21-2 4BR HOME $950 1BR COTTAGE $495Small pet ok. 352-372-1201 or 352-213-3901 2-4-14-21-2 Quality Single Family HomesWithin walking or biking distance to campus. Available August 1st, 2014. 352-339-2342. See 1-10-14-5-2 Spacious & clean 2BR Spanish style floors, walkin closets, ceiling fans. W/D incl. Fenced backyard. Bonus room. Cklos to shops, 10 min to UF. On bus rte 9, 34 35, 36, 38. $520/ mo + $520. sec. Call Livy 954-394-9832 x 12 1-17-14-10-2 AVAILABLE NOW REDUCED 3 large rooms with private baths in large quiet house. Perfect for grad students. 5 min to UF. Laundry facilities available. $450/mo/ rm. Share utilities. Call 850-281-7174 2-314-20-2 *****1BR/ 1BA Downtown*****$425mo walk to Santa Fe downtown campus and close to UF main campus. Near bus and pets ok. Call Russell 305-307-9301 1-15-14-7-2 $525 Mo. Quiet, grad students preferred, 1 block from Shands and campus; 1BR/1BA downstairs, carpet/tile, W/D on premises, pool. 352 284 3873; 2-5-14-20-2 CUTE 2BR/1BA COTTAGE near Duckpond. Cent AC/H, W/D hook-up. Fenced yard. 1105 NE 10th Place. $625/mo. Owner/REALTOR 352-262-4546 1-31-14-16-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1ST. 4BR/2BA Nice house. Quiet street. Washer/dryer provid ed, privacy fenced yard. 1330 NW 39th St. 352-339-2342, text or call. More houses at 1-1014-2-2 Studio apartment perfect for UF student Very close to campus next to presidents house off University Ave. Can furnish. Available Now. Call 352-377-2930 for info. 1-22-14-8-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 459/Mo 3/3 Campus Lodge Spring/Summer Sublease January PAID Looking for a nice guy to take over my lease from January-August *Fully Furnished, W/D in Unit *Individual Leases and private bathrooms *I will pay all move-in fees Marysol Ortiz email: phone: 904 343 1976 1-10-4-3 FURNISHED 1Br/1Ba unit at Piccadilly Apartments, no deposit required. Close to campus and near several popular bus routes. Plenty of parking, laundry, pool, and clubhouse on site. Contact, 407-429-9485 1-14-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! AVAILABLE NOW REDUCED 3 large rooms with private baths in large quiet house. Perfect for grad students. 5 min to UF. Laundry facilities available. $450/mo/ rm. Share utilities. Call 850-281-7174 2-314-20-4 Male roommate needed, 4 br house, 14 blks from campus. Safe & secure NW neigh borhood. Great deck & yard. Clean, Nicely turn, new appl, $575/mo incl util, w/d. Mario 561.718.5562 1-17-14-9-4 LAKEFRONT HOUSE. 2 miles east of down town. 3/2, nice kitchen, laundry, garage, 24' x 36' screened room. $500 with utilities. Quiet neighborhood. Call Dave 352-281-2200 1-13-14-5-4 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 or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-23-72-5SAY:"I FOUND IT IN THE ALLIGATOR!" Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-23-14-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-23-14-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-23-14-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-23-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-14-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 4-23-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. 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 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 4-23-14-72-13 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 1-24-14-72-13 Another Saturday night without a date? Read The Alligator. This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. 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FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Lammons four-star athlete Chris Lammons announced Thursday night that he decommitted from UF. Lammons will consider South Carolina and Wisconsin.Gators in the NFLFormer UF receiver Percy Harvin said he expects to play in the Seattle Seahawks playoff game Saturday against the New Orleans Saints. Harvin had hip surgery in the offseason and played in one game in 2013.UFs gymnastics team reigning champions on Saturday. Read the story on page 16. GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandAnother Southeastern Conference foe, another victory for the Gators. Florida (13-3, 3-0 SEC) edged out Arkansas 59-52 on Thursday night. The Razorbacks 52 points are the fewest points an opponent has scored on the Gators this season, while UFs 59 points tied the lowest score they have put up in 2013-14. Really, really proud of the way we battled and fought, coach Amanda Butler said. Im kind of a boring, after-game quote person because it seems like those are the same things that I keep saying, but thats what I see in this team. For Floridas past nine games, Butlers sentiments have The low-scoring night for both teams can be attributed to Arkansas (14-2, 1-2 SEC) shot only 32.1 percent. This is basketball against a good team, Butler said. Some nights theyre going to fall, some nights theyre not. But, were going to keep shooting them as long as theyre good shots. communicate with each other to maintain a solid defensive scheme. I didnt feel like we were doing a good job of sustaining our communication throughout each possession, she said. When we got deeper into the shot clock, we were just assuming too much of one another and not really making sure es. When youre playing a team like (Arkansas) with so many dynamic scorers and a really smart point guard like (Calli) Berna the only way you can over come that, even if youre a great defensive team, is to make sure youre taking throughout the possession.Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffJaterra Bonds attempts a free throw during Floridas 59-52 win against Arkansas on Thursday night in the OConnell Center on Jan. 9, 2014. Bonds scored 15 points in Floridas victory, which was UFs ninth straight win. The Gators will attempt to extend their streak to 10 games against No. 12 LSU on Sunday in Baton Rouge, La. Florida knocks off Arkansas to continue recent hot streakSEE W-HOOPS, PA GE 15 GATORS NEARLY SQUANDERED LEAD AGAINST SOUTH CAROLINA. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynSouth Carolina is no Kansas. But the Gators learned a similar lesson the Gamecocks as they did when the Jayhawks rolled into the OConnell Center one month ago: Jumping out to an early lead does not put the game away. No. 10 Florida appeared to be on its way to another blowout against South Carolina after forcing 15 turnovers and holding USC Gators outscored the Gamecocks 14-1 in the against Kansas on Dec. 10, Florida also had a 32-14 lead that seemed like it would hold for the rest of the game. But to the dismay of coach Billy Donovan, the Gators let their opponent inch back into the contest with sloppy offense and a lack of intensity. The Jayhawks charged back within and the Gamecocks chipped away at their Lethargic play hurting UFRECR UITING MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Writer@Morgan_MoriartyThursday was a busy day for UFs 2014 and 2015 recruiting classes. It started early Thursday morning when Jalen Tabor, Rivals No. 4 cornerback from Arizona to Florida. Just eight days ago at the Under Armour All-America Game in Arizona over Alabama Florida was not among his announced choices. The 6-foot-1 Tabor, who hails from Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington, D.C., has the skillset to get a starting spot at corner as early as this fall, especially with the departure of corners Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy to the NFL Draft. 2015 four-star cornerback Tyrek Coles oral commitment. Cole committed to Florida ter account (@Cole_island). Cole chose FSU over Florida, West Virginia and Miami. as his head coach from Miramar High, Damon Cogdell, accepted a position as an assistant coach on the West Virginia defensive staff on Wednesday. Trinity Christian players choose schools: Big announcements came out of Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville on Thursday for both the 2014 and 2015 classes this morning. Gators swing top commitSEE HOOPS, PA GE 15 SEE RECR UIT, PA GE 15 Really, really proud of the way we battled and fought.Amanda ButlerUF coach


LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrence ALLIGATOR Photo courtesy of UF CommunicationsEddie Lovett leaps over a hurdle during an NCAA East Preliminary Round in Greensboro, N.C., on May 24, 2013. Lovett has been leading the Gators in the build up to this season. MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Writer@Morgan_Moriarty Potential coaching change gives Florida shot at four-star linemanHolley committed to PSUHolley Last year, I felt like Ive had pretty good consistency indoor, and somewhere towards outdoor, I maybe lost focus on the things I was focused on indoor.Eddie LovettUF hurdler


Florida offers four-star running back, quarterback scholarshipsFlorida picked up a three-star defensive tackle commit for the 2015 class in Trinity Christians Deontai Williams, who announced his oral commitment to Florida on Thursday morning. He is currently the only commit in UFs 2015 class. UF missed on Williams teammate, 2015 defensive tackle Kendrick Norton, who announced his oral commitment to Florida State this morning. Norton is the No. 13 defensive tackle in the class, according to 2014 wide receiver Isaiah Ford, who decommitted from Louisville on Sunday, narrowed down his choices to Louisville, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia Tech on Thursday. Trinity outside linebacker Jeffrey Holland announced his college choices Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State and UCLA. Holland is the No. 4 outside linebacker in the 2015 class. Florida offers Powell, Harris: Fourstar 2014 running back Brandon Powell, fered by UF on Wednesday. Powell was expected to enroll at Miami earlier this week but will now make a decision on Friday on where he will enroll, according to reports. Powell is the No. 7 running back in the class. UF currently does not have a running back committed to the 2014 class, on Dec. 31, 2013. The Gators also offered 2014 dualthreat quarterback Treon Harris, an FSU oral commit, on Thursday. Gainesville on Jan. 17. He is also schedand Miami before the end of the month. Harris orally committed to FSU in July of 2013. A dual-threat quarterback like Harris sive coordinator Kurt Ropers up-tempo spread offense. RECR UIT, from page 13 With the score tied at 24 entering halftime, the Gators had to keep talking to one another in order to have a shot at keeping the winning streak alive. Sure enough, the Gators smothering defense shone brightly in the second half, holding Arkansas withminutes in the second half. We played smarter defense, but that was probably the section of the game where we did the best job rebounding, Butler said. Also in regards to smarter play, in conference play this season. January Miller, who led the team with four fouls, was a sparkplug throughout the game, earning 13 points and six rebounds on the night. From a scoring standpoint, I thought we did a good job in the paint, Butler said. Rebounding, though, our effort could have been a little more consistent. Arkansas narrowly won the rebounding battle 38-35, but the Razorbacks did have a height advantage on the Gators something Butler and Florida have grown used to. There were some preventable plays that were based on not boxing out, Butler said. Weve got to make that important when were giving up height, which is just about every night. W-HOOPS, from page 13Miller fuels UF in sevenpoint victory with 6:05 into the second half. I dont know what it is, but we have a very, very hard time sustaining intensity, Donovan said. We inevitably let teams get back in games and were going to have to do something to get that resolved and corrected. I dont know what the solution is, but its starting to become a theme ... and Im starting to get irritated by it. After opening the season with a 77-69 victory over North Florida, Donovan said the most disappointing factor was his teams sense of entitlement and lack of motivation. Fast forward two months, the Gators are back at the No. 10 spot they started the season at, energy Donovan wants them to have throughout a game. Senior center Patric Young said his team felt content with the lead it took over South Carolina, which allowed the Gamecocks to storm back. We allow that human nature to kick in and us having that mindset of relaxing a little bit instead of having that killer mindset of keep pushing and pursuing greatness, Young said. With Florida having four seniors, including Young, its easy to place the blame on them for not keeping the team motivated throughout the game. But Donovan said its not necessarily all on them, but agreed with to play content and without energy. Guys want to play in a comfortable place, Donovan said. Theyve got to battle that. Theyve got to have an awareness of that. Prather questionable for Saturday: Casey Prather (knee swelling) joins Scottie Wilbekin (sprained right ankle) as questionable for Floridas road matchup with Arkansas on Saturday, UF announced Thursday evening. Prather, the Gators leading scorer this season, woke up Thursday morning with a swollen right knee, which kept him out of practice. Donovan said in a school release that the senior forward did not injure his knee in Wednesdays win and that the swollenness came out of nowhere. Prather was scheduled to undergo tests Thursday night. FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15 Sarah Davis / AlligatorUFs Casey Prather looks to pass the ball during the Gators 74-56 win against South Carolina in the seasons SEC opener on Wednesday night. Prather is questionable for Floridas road game against Arkansas on Saturday due to swelling in his right knee. Prather questionable for Razorbacks on Saturday HOOPS, from page 13Screenshot / ESPNFive-star cornerback Jalen Tabor commits to Arizona on ESPN at the Under Armour All-America


ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssaFlorida ended the 2013 season in Los Angeles ranked No. 1 points better than Oklahoma in the NCAA Super Six. On Saturday night at 10 p.m., the Gators will begin the 2014 season in Los Angeles, still ranked No. 1. The Gators have fond memories of the Pauley Pavilion, where they will compete against as national champions. Coach Rhonda Faehn is no stranger to the arena. A UCLA graduate, Faehn competed with the Bruins gymnastics team from 1990 to 1992. She served as a student assistant for two years after until she graduated from the university in 1994. It always great to be able to go back to the school that I attended and see a lot of former teammates and coaches, Faehn said. Faehn will reunite with Valorie Kondos Field, her former coach who has been coaching the Bruins since 1991. Though the Bruins and Gators dual meet since 2005. UF last competed against UCLA, among The Bruins placed fourth in the Super Six, while the Gators landdence from their experience last year and last season, Faehn said. Freshmen Claire Boyce and Silvia Colussi-Paleaz may not with winning a national championship, but Faehn said they are ready to compete. We really just try and put them in as many pressure situations as possible, Faehn said. But nothing can prepare them for it, except for getting out there and competing. We really usually try and start them out a little slower and not overwhelm them little bit by little bit. Boyce will likely compete in two or three events, Faehn said at practice Tuesday. She has always been exceptional in being consistent, Faehn said. I see her as a great, solid, calm competitor. Hopefully well see that throughout the season with her. Colussi-Paleaz will possibly compete in two events. Faehn added that if the two do not compete in Los Angeles, they routines to gain much-needed collegiate gymnastics experience. Sophomore Bridget Sloan, junior Kytra Hunter and senior Mackenzie Caquatto will compete in all four events against UCLA, Faehn said. Sloan set her career-best all around record last year with a 39.75 on March 1 against Minnesota a performance she repeated twice more in 2013. Also at Floridas home meet against Minnesota, Hunter set a career and UF record of 39.8 in all-around. Caquatto did not compete as an all-arounder at any of the Gators regular season or postseason meets in 2013. Its just a start, Faehn said of the opener. Its an opportunity for our athletes to gain experience, try new routines and just to get out there and get it going. Returning 2013 All-American GatorsBridget Sloan 16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014 Alligator File PhotoBridget Sloan performs on vault during Floridas win against Kentucky on Feb. 22, 2013. Florida opens the season against UCLA in Los Angeles on Saturday. Gators return to site of 2013 championship to open season Kytra Hunter Alaina Johnson Mackenzie Caquatto