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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 Student-run Swamp Records highlights local talent on two stagesTwelve acts performed, pg 5. Gators fans pile in OConnell Center fo Pack the DomeMore than 26,000 attended, pg 8. Gainesville man arrested after an argument about noodlesPolice say he charged at his nephew with a knife, pg 8. The Alligators 74 /52 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 12VOLUME 108 ISSUE 86 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 Emily Cochrane / AlligatorHe Who Must Not Be PlayedFlorida Quidditch chaser Nick Zakoske, a 21-year-old geology junior, looks to score during the Gators 12050 win against Rollins College on Flavet Field on Saturday. Read the story online. IT CLARIFIED ADMISSION AND ADDED STUDENT ADVISERS. LAUREN TRONCOSOAlligator Contributing WriterA year after its launch, UFs Innovation program and plans to continue developing. One of the prominent changes is a new application procedure that requires an additional essay and makes it clearer that students are applying to the program. Previously, applying to Innovation Academy meant simply checking a box indicating interest in the program. If students who checked the box were admitted to UF, they were automatically placed in Innovation Academy. about the programs Spring-Summer schedule and required innovation minor until after they were accepted. Thats been the main complaint, the 19-year-old UF Innovation Academy sophomore said. People didnt know what they were getting themselves into. Students applying for the 2014-2015 school year were given the option of applying to UF traditional programs, Innovation Academy or both. If students gain admittance to both programs, they will be able to choose which offer to accept. Although changing the application process meant that Innovation Academy received UF Innovation Academy program undergoes changes JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgAmy OConnell couldnt believe what happened. When OConnell saw on Facebook that pop sensation Justin Drew Bieber was arrested Thursday in Miami Beach, she wasnt convinced. But when she saw the reports that he faced charges of DUI, resisting arrest without violence and driving with an expired license proved to be true, the three-year Beliebers skepticism grew into disappointment. Yeah, I have a Bieber problem, the 22-year-old UF graduate student said. Its embarrassing being in college, but I am not ashamed. Days after the arrest, local fans and haters are still processing the news and speculating as to how the star fell so far. Scott Wilson, UF assistant professor of jazz, said he thinks young artists like Bieber tend to crack under pressure. They cant harness all that anxiety of performing for 80,000 people, he said. It would crush a normal person. Wilson said Biebers recent activities are signs hes Never say never: Beliebers react to Justins arrest HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff slating for Student Government brought a crowd of about 60 students to the Hub study room Friday. Last year, nearly 80 students ing, according to Alligator archives. Candidates must qualify to be able to run for a Student Senate seat. Parties can interview, or slate, the candidates who want to run with their party. Susan Webster, the spokeswoman for the Swamp Party, said Friday. All in all, its been super successful, she said. Were really excited to have a lot more people come out and slate Monday and Tuesday. Webster said when students sign up to slate, they must have their Gator 1 Cards and check their credits to see what seat they qualify for. Alex Klayman, the spokesman for the Students Party, said they had about eight people qualify and interview with their party on Friday. Thats about the number we is usually slow. Slating will continue in the HUB study room Monday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Elections are Feb. 18 and 19.Slating starts for February Student Government electionsSEE INNOV ATION, P A GE 4 SEE BIEBER, P A GE 4Bieber It continues today, Tuesday All in all, its been super successful.Susan Websterspokeswoman for Swamp Party


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 FORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 71/50 PARTLY CLOUDY 62/40 RAIN 46/32 RAIN 58/41 PARTLY CLOUDY 74/52 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY TODAY VOLUME 108 ISSUE 86 Register for 3 Minute Thesis Competition The UF Graduate School is partnering with I-Cubed to host its first Three Minute Thesis Competition in April. The competition challenges doctoral students to present their dissertation in three minutes or less. Preliminary heats will be held in March to determine finalists. For information and to register, visit tinyurl. com/UF3MT. 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. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENINGBeginner Tango Class A beginner tango course will be held today at 7:45 p.m. at the Student Recreation & Fitness Center, Room 3. No experience, partner or shoes are required. Taste of Tikkun Olam Come out to Turlington Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday for a free snack relating to this weeks Torah portion. Come learn about the stories and enjoy a tasty treat. For more information, contact Melissa at Melissa@ufhillel. org, or visit the Hillel calendar at Upcoming meeting Gators for Haven Hospice Interested in feeling moved by the people you meet and appreciated for the time you devote? G4HH is an organization that provides networking opportunities for hospice volunteers at UF and promotes the goals of Haven Hospice. Join us at our meeting today at 6:30 p.m. to find out more info on our upcoming volunteer opportunities. We proudly require no dues. Visit, or contact us at gators4hh@gmail. com. Flora and Fauna exhibition Enjoy photographs of the Flora and Fauna of Florida exhibition at the Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave., through Thursday. Photographs in this exhibition capture rare scenes of native wildlife and thriving examples of many of the plant species that characterize Floridas natural environment. The Matheson Museum is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Education for Live 5K The Education for Life 5K will be held Saturday at 8 a.m. at Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St. Online pre-registration is available at Dayof registration begins at 7:30 p.m. and is $25. The race supports Southern Scholarship Foundation, which provides rent-free housing scholarships. Global health case competition at UF The Global Health Case Competition, a student-led initiative, is seeking students from diverse graduate and undergraduate departments to serve as department representatives for a Spring case competition. Find out more about the Global Health Case Competition and opportunities for involvement at ufghcc2014/home, or email Cinema Verde seeks eco-fair vendors Cinema Verdes fifth annual Environmental Film and Arts Festival is seeking vendors for its eco-fair, which will be held on Feb. 15. The festival features more than 30 films on topics including food, water, waste, energy, animals, sustainable life, business and government. Vendor applications and information are available online or via email at Fourth Annual Run for Your Heart 5K On Sunday, the Academy of Student Pharmacists Operation Heart is hosting a 5K to encourage cardiovascular fitness in the community as part of American Heart Awareness Month. The run starts at 8 a.m. at Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St. Registration is $15 before the race or $20 the morning of the event. All proceeds go toward the American Pharmacists Association student organizations efforts to provide blood pressure and cholesterol screenings to the community. For more registration information, go to the events Facebook page or email ASPOperationHeart@ Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


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not happy with his direction, adding that the star has never won a Grammy. Well have to see what happens to him: how he changes, if he changes and if he just spirals down, Wilson said. On the night of his arrest, a Miami ni, according to the arrest report. The Why the f*** are you doing this? ed him. He was released from jail later he isnt a stranger to young artists. His sic lessons. said of the arrest. The people around would have a simple message for him: thing. OConnell also said family can help I suppose, she said. Im hoping his ALLIGATOR Alligator Staff Adriana Barbat / AlligatorLouis Galanos, a 68-year-old Gainesville resident, displays his collection of racing memorabilia on Saturday at the 35th annual Collectors Day at the Florida Museum of Natural History. LOCAL OLIVIA MUENTER Alligator Contributing WriterConnor Honeycutt was shopping at a something missing. played at the Florida Museum of Natural Historys annual collectors fair Saturday. Beginning in 1980, the fair is one of the ular events, said Tiffany Ireland, museum educator and coordinator of the fair. This is an event that is interesting to The longevity and popularity of the fair has led local collectors to attend year after year, she said. lection at the fair for 20 years. She said she started her collection after she received a spatula as a gag gift from a close to 2,000 spatulas. Once you start collecting, you cant stop, she said. Although this years fair hosted many veterans, there were some newcomers with their unique collections. World Record in 2009 and 2010. She said themed costume, goes to conventions and reer out of her collection, many participants stamp collection he said he inherited the collection from his father 10 years ago. He said the collection has now has grown to more than 20,000. Pikachu, spatula collections among displays at museum fair BIEBER, from page 1Stars need family supportMore online courses offeredfewer applicants this year, director Jeff Citty programs quality. This semester, the curriculum has also puter science, engineering and digital arts and sciences. Citty said his staff doesnt choose the programs majors. Rather, colleges offer to participate if there is enough staff to run have more classes to choose from during choose up to 12 credits from a selection of offered last semester. time. To help students adjust, staff moved into now have their own academic adviser and go to for support. tion systems sophomore, said the program will thrive once it has time to mature. sons, she said. We learn to grow as UF more of an edge in competition in the days to come. INNOVATION, from page 1 FYI: Alligator AppHow to downloadVisit for links to the Apple App Store and Google Play. Or search the stores for The Alligator and Independent Florida Alligator. Its free.How to useOpen the app. Itll tell you it has new data always tap YES so it downloads that days content. Itll take a minute to load, but then you can select from News, Sports, Opinions, the Avenue, Blogs, news tip or more.Ways to read storiesTap on a story from one of the categories listed above. You can share stories via social media, save them to the app, and change the font size. Users also have the option of viewing stories in a browser by scrolling to the bottom and tapping View in browser.SettingsTo change settings, tap the more icon. Here, you can control your location, push an option to reset the app. Privacy ConcernsThis app does not require you to register or log in to use it. FeedbackProvide feedback, rate the app or share the app via this button. If youre experiencing feedback form. You can also send an email to


RYAN BAUMAlligator Contributing WriterSwamp Records hosted a showcase Friday night to highlight local Gainesville musical talent and to build excitement about the student-run record label. The showcase was presented by Student Government Productions, the labels parent organization. It featured 12 acts on two stages at The Jam. A crowd of about 500 students and Gainesville locals moved between indoor and outdoor stages in what Veronica Arenas, part owner of The Jam and a UF alumna, said might be one of the largest shows she has seen at the venue. the density of incredible musical talent, Arenas said. Its a combination of the university and Gainesville culture. Although Swamp Records Head Director Rachel Ring said she plans to work with student bands, the showcase on Friday included bands comprised of UF alumni. Because there are legal barriers preventing Swamp Records from signing artists, the organization is focusing on helping artists get discovered. Its self-contained in SGP right now, Ring said. We have will look like and how UF could get involved. Alex Sugarman, a 19-year-old the show and said he enjoyed the variety of genres represented on stage. Im proud that Gainesville encompasses so many styles of music, Sugarman said. SGP chairman Daniel Levin said SGP focuses on bringing larger acts to the stage, but Swamp Records is an avenue for smaller bands to get stage time. Swamp Records is going to allow us to showcase the local talent here in Gainesville, said Levin, a 22-year-old UF industrial and systems engineering senior. Will Brennan, who headlined the showcase, said he knows how much of a difference university support can make. Back when he was a student, he said, he won Gator Growls Talent Night and got to perform on the main stage as a result. Soon after, the 25-year-old former UF student was on stage at the Stephen C. OConnell Center opening for Method Man and Redman at an SGP show. Brennan said he wishes Swamp Records had been around when he was a student. He said bands helped by the label will see the results of the support theyre receiving. Thats like comparing somebody with a car to somebody without one, Brennan said. If you have a vehicle to get things done, youre moving miles faster than the competition. MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Esteban Peralta / AlligatorD.P. performs at The Jam on Friday, hosted by SGPs student-run record label Swamp Records. The showcase exhibited talent such as Vass, Bells and Robes, Morning Fatty and others. Student-run Swamp Records highlights local talent on two stages Lineup for the Swamp Records showcase1. Will Brennan 2. MSNRA 3. Vass 4. D.P. 5. The Savants of Soul 6. Morning Fatty 7. Bells and Robes 8. Max Matluck & Andrew Fagin 9. Antihero 10. DJ Benyamin 11. DJ Dfreshh 12. Duval Duke and Ent.


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.An app for that: Alligator mobile app now availableYou use apps to order pizza, check bus routes and view singles in your area now, you can use one to read the Alligator on the go. At the risk of sounding like Billy Mays, you really should download it. Like, right now. The entire app was designed with you, the readers, in mind. We want to make UF and Gainesville news as accessible as possible, and we think this is the best way to do that. We know you dont always have time to grab a paper, but you still deserve to get the news. The Alligator app by geographic location. But dont worry, we wont spam you: Push alerts are authorized by our editor-in-chief, and do. The value of getting our breaking-news alerts is that plane crashes on Flavet Field while thousands of people are tailgating, youll immediately know to avoid Museum Road. In about a month, when Student Government announces its new Student Body president and senators, for the paper the next day. And if a Gators football player is arrested outside a hotel for barking at a police dog, an Alligator alert will deliver the news. Accessing this info via the app on your phone or tablet is smoother than using our mobile website. It updates as we do, so when we get more details, you will, too. Another cool function is our news tip tool, which allows users to submit story ideas, photos and letters to the editor with the same effort it takes to send a tweet. See something strange on campus? Snap a pic and share it with us. Well investigate it so you dont have to. The app also makes it easy to skim headlines you can to read. It has some interactive ads with built-in coupons as Real talk, though: We worked hard to put this app together, and were hoping you like it. (If you dont, tell us how to make it better.) We want to maintain our position as the foremost source of news at and around UF, and that means making the news easy to consume. Were excited and a bit nervous to take this new adventure with you. Search for The Alligator in the App Store or Independent Florida Alligator in Google Play. As always, thank you for reading, no matter which format you choose.Temps decrease, masturbation increasesTemperatures have dropped and so have our pants, apparently. With the cold weather, one method of staying warm has increased: masturbation. Pornhub released statistics regarding pornography consumption and the Polar Vortex from earlier this month. by 37.2 percent in Florida during the Vortex. Pornography consumers in Florida also visited more than double the amount of Pornhub pages than any other state, topping the chart with 28.4 percent more time on the site than normal averages compared to the runner-up Georgias 11.6 percent increase. Even though our weather has been nowhere near as cold as the Northeast, we Floridians use any excuse to stay in and watch some strangers have sex. Stay classy, guys. Although pornography and masturbation do not always go hand in hand or should I say hand in pants Lets be real: Im sure you dont actually want to get all bundled up and leave your apartment or dorm room. And why leave the comfort of your bed, couch or shower entertain yourself? In addition to being, well, fun, masturbation is great for your health. According to Mens Health, masturbation keeps your blood pressure, reproductive system and brain in tip-top shape. last longer. So, when youre doing the real deal, you wont If classes are bringing you down, having an orgasm is a great de-stresser. When youre feeling overwhelmed with Masturbating is also a great sleep aid. If you have an Dont think masturbating is bring you to your partner. Masturbating with one another is a great way to share what gets you off because you can see exactly how and where your partner likes to be touched. Planned Parenthoods website says mutual masturbation is a safe way to explore sexual activity with another person with no risk for pregnancy or STDs. Its also a great form of intimacy if you and your partner arent ready for actual intercourse yet. Even when you are alone, masturbating is a big help to your sex life. When you become more comfortable with what turns you on, youre more comfortable telling that to your partner so they can help get you off. Masturbating is a totally normal part of life and of your sexuality. Its nothing to be embarrassed about. However, we are in college, so please try to keep it to yourself. Dorm rooms are small and no one wants to be kept up by the sound of his or her roommates under-thesheets action. Also, try to avoid taking matters into your own hands in the communal showers. Come on guys, other people go in there to get clean. Aside from those warnings, make a day of it. Light some candles. Put on your favorite dirty video or some good music my short list is anything off the latest Arctic cant other; or dont. Call in sick to work or class and spend the day warming yourself up with your hand in your pants. After all, its Florida we only have a few cold days left. Robyn Smith is a UF journalism sophomore. Her columns appear on Mondays. 61 TOTAL VOTES28% YES 72% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Are you going to Gasparilla? Todays question: Are you an Innovation Academy student? 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MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Slate for Swamp PartyDear University of Florida students, My name is Agassy Rodriguez, and I serve as the Swamp Party President. I am truly excited to represent the party this semester, as I have been involved with the Swamp Party since its inception in Fall 2012. I cannot wait to see how the party will continue growing this semester. Student Government elections are here once again, but what does that even mean really? It means that you will have a chance to become involved with one of the largest student governments in the country and represent students from across the campus. If you are a student who wants to make a difference in the issues facing our campus, then come slate for Swamp Party for a chance to campaign for your very own Senate seat! The slating process consists of interviewing with the party you are interested in to be selected as a candidate for the area you hope to represent. Why should you choose to slate for Swamp Party? Simple: We are the most experienced leaders in SG and we have the passion to enact change on our campus. We are a diverse collection of leaders from across campus that are dedicated to information about Swamp Party, visit Agassy Rodriguez Swamp Party PresidentLetter to the Editor After months of criticism regarding the National Security Agencys data collection program, last week, President Barack Obama announced changes to the program. No longer will the NSA be allowed to collect phone records of average citizens as it currently does in its never-ending quest to seek out the bad guys who threaten the United States. Although we can and should appreciate Obamas effort to end parts of the NSAs controversial phone data collection program, many aspects of the NSAs work were left largely unchanged. Now, the NSA must get a court order from the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court or FISA to collect phone data, and there must be some belief that the data collected has a connection to a potential terrorism suspect. However, the changes dont get to the heart of the problem: our inability to move forward from 9/11. Its been more than 12 years since the 9/11 attacks, and in that time, the U.S. has found itself paralyzed by fear of the next attack. The actions taken by George W. Bushs administration hardly helped. Rather than spending all terrorist threat, we invaded Iraq, which in turn helped destabilize an already fragile part of the world, left suspected terrorists imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay with little hope of a trial or due process, and we entered a world where the NSA is always listening. After 12 years, its time to leave an awful decade of war and despair behind us and move forward. Heck, most of you reading this right now have probably spent the vast majority of your life never knowing a United States that wasnt at war. Thats frightening and very sad. Thankfully, weve left Iraq, are in the proing to roll back some of the egregious violations of our civil liberties that Congress stole as a result of the Patriot Act. Despite all of that, weve had to deal with rampant spying by our own government agencies, legislative and executive branches unable to come to an agreement on how to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, and the nonstop use of drones to perpetuate the war on terror, often with tragic results. After a decade of living in fear of the next attack, its past time to end the mindset that a terrorist is lurking around the corner and that our intelligence services must do everything including collecting data from everyones phone calls just to prevent the next attack. The FBI, CIA and yes to an extent the NSA has done a wonderful job preventing possible terrorist attacks on American soil since 9/11, but the additional cost to American liberty is unnecessary. Should the NSA have the ability to listen to suspected terrorists or those with connections to suspected terrorists? Absolutely. Should they also have the ability to hear our phone calls, look at our emails or see what were up to on social networking sites for no reason? Absolutely not. In no way am I saying we need to let our guard down completely because there are awful people in the world who mean to do us harm. We can, however, prevent potential terrorists from carrying out their heinous acts without completely eroding our freedom in the process. I support Obama, voted for him twice and spent much of 2008 working on his campaign, but I can say without a doubt in my mind that one of his biggest disappointments has been his inability to end the Bush-era blunders that dogged this country for longer than a decade. The government is perfectly capable of protecting our nation against all enemies foreign or domestic without any of us having to live in fear of having our own freedom compromised by overzealous bureaucrats. Obamas reforms are a start, but this needed to happen years ago. Joel Mendelson is a UF graduate student in political campaigning. His columns appear on Mondays. President Obamas NSA reforms dont go far enoughColumn Joel Facebook was founded 10 years ago. Its no surprise the social platform has undergone many changes while it has been around. Although it looks different now, the key idea is the same: connecting with friends. Now add businesses into the mix. Rather than seeing every single post from every single friend, Faceyour recent interactions with its latest algorithm. For $6.99, you can pay Facebook to promote your personal posts. A post to your personal page initially goes out to a small fraction of your friends. If they like the post and interact with it, more friends will see it. Over time, friends and pages you no longer interact with disappear from your news feed. For those with more than 1,000 friends, there has to would be too overwhelming. Facebook fades friends out the same way we do, said Jeanette Rivera, a public relations senior. Eventually, if we see them in person, thats when those personal interactions come into place. You become interestthey come back into your news feed. Its not that no one cares about the posts you share. Its probably just that no one has seen it or interacted with your post. The most popular posts seem to be photos, funny articles and memes. I use Facebook for student organizations to advertise our meetings, to read and share articles and to connect with my friends, Rivera said. Advertising has always been prevalent on Facebook. What started as a social network has now moved toI started noticing the change in the past two years when Facebook started becoming a more strategic marketing outlet instead of a social outlet, Rivera said. I feel that Twitter and InsWhen it comes to posts about her personal social life, Rivera said she would not pay to promote them. I asked a few students if they thought Facebook The answers were mixed. and went as far as to hail Facebook as the next Myspace. Others, however, seem to still have faith in Facebook. As social media continues to change and adapt to peoples needs, Facebook could still be a contender in the ring. It will remain relevant as long as they continue to buy out their competitors, said Raven Hurst, a communication media production senior. Facebook has been around for a decade, but could it last another? By controlling the content that Facebook users can see, Facebook can potentially force users hands to pay for a greater organic reach. The lines between content creator and advertiser are blurred, and everyone becomes their social life. Rivera explained that she did not initially like Buzzfeed on Facebook. After many of her friends shared content from Buzzfeed, it eventually became a suggestion in her Timeline, urging her to like the page. No one clicks on the ads in the sidebar, but now that advertising has immersed itself into our Timelines, Facebook found a way to commercialize our content. Who would pay to promote a photo of the croissant they had for breakfast this morning? I probably wouldnt pay to promote any of my content. I believe if my content is good in quality and people enjoy it, it pays for itself. It really depends on what you utilize Facebook for. Gemrick Curtom is a writer for The Daily Cougar. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire. Paid posts waste of moneyUWireGemrick CurtomUWire


8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 William A. England / Alligator StaffThundering Through the NightThe No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R holds its own against the competition during the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona on Sunday morning. This was the 52nd running of the legendary endurance race in Daytona Beach. JONATHAN ARNHOLZAlligator Contributing WriterFans who packed into the Stephen C. OConnell Center this weekend had a little less leg room than usual. The University Athletic Association surpassed its goal for its Pack the Dome weekend, welcoming more than 26,000 fans into the stadium for four sporting events about 1,000 spectators more than the campaigns target attendance. It was a big weekend for us, said Michael Ward, assistant director of marketing for UAA. It seems like we always have one of these in January, these weekends that are kind of crazy for us as a marketing we love to put on because we love the reaction on the fans faces. The weekend featured gymnastics on Friday; swimming and diving and mens basketball on Saturday; and womens basketball on Sunday. To draw in crowds, the weekend included several special events and giveaways, such as the annual mens basketball T-shirt giveaway game and a commemorative drinking glass giveaway at the gymnastics meet. I sent an email out to our gameday staff, and it probably had 13 bullet points of all the events we had going on, Ward said. He said extensive planning and coordination for months in advance go into making multisport promotions run smoothly. Austin Pleasants, an 18year-old UF biomedical engineering freshman, said he went to all four games this weekend. He said he even camped outside overnight for front-row seats at the mens basketball game. He was at the OConnell Center for more than 24 hours. At the womens basketball game today, there were a lot of people here, and a lot of them I heard talking about the Pack the Dome event, he said, and thats why its pretty crowded today. Josh Beychok, an 18-yearold UF economics freshman, said promotions like this give an incentive to fans to attend sports that typically receive less attention. likelihood of going to them, like a gymnastics (meet) or a swimming and diving (event), he said. Id go either way to the basketball games, that plays a part in it.Gators fans pile in OConnell Center for Pack the DomeCRIME JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a local man Saturday after police said he charged at his nephew with a knife during an argument about undercooked noodles. Richard Vine Newton on charges of aggravated assault and domestic battery, according to an arrest report. At about midnight at Gardenia Gardens Apartments, Newtons nephew told him the noodles Newton made were undercooked, according to the report. Newton started screaming and shoved him in the face. Then, his nephew shoved him back and left the apartment they share. He went to another apartment in the complex, where Newton followed him. They started arguing again, and Newton rushed toward him with the knife while making slashing motions, according to the report. Newtons nephew was not injured and kept his distance from Newton until police arrived. The witness who called 911 told police Newton was drinking alcohol throughout the night, according to the report. During questioning, Newton said he had been drinking and said it can affect his demeanor. He said the argument never got physical and denied picking up the knife. behind the front door of the apartment, according to the report. Newton was booked into the Alachua County Jail at about 2 a.m., where he remained as of Gainesville man boils over in noodles argument, later arrested I sent an email out to our game day staff, and it probably had 13 bullet points of all the events we had going on.Michael Wardassistant director of marketing


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10, ALLIGATOR Now Hiring a Secretary for Sun City Auto Sales 2306 NE Waldo Rd. Apply in person. 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES DOWNPAYMENT DEFERRED NO CREDIT CHECKS!! NO EMPLOYMENT CHECK 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Steve 352-771-6191 4-23-14-72-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility 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. 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! 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MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Baseball alumni dayFlorida announced on Saturday that the baseball program would hold Alumni Day on Feb. 8. The festivities include a home run derby and a barbecue. Stefani Stojic clinched two matches for UFs womens tennis team this weekend. Read the story on page 14. Gators in the Senior BowlFormer UF football players Jon Halapio and Solomon Patton competed at the Senior Bowl on Saturday in Mobile, Ala. Patton returned a kickoff for 27 yards, and Halapio played most of the game at right guard. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczupryn Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffMichael Frazier II drives the ball down the court during Floridas 67-41 win against Tennessee on Saturday in the OConnell Center. Frazier led the Gators with 17 points against the Volunteers. GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisand GYMNAS TICS ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa UF W omens Bask etball Sloan SEE G YM, PAGE 15 SEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 15 SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15 We were behind in terms of these guys playing together because of suspension, injuries and a lack of cohesiveness. Right when we were going into the (Southeastern Conference), we were not utilizing our personnel to the best of our ability. It wasnt out of lack of awareness. And I think were getting better at that.Billy DonovanUF coach


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IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5Freshman Stefani Stojic has a new nickname. Stefani the clincher! senior Alexandra Cercone screamed as UF celebrated its second straight win of the season. After Sundays match, maybe the name will stick. Stojic won her second consecutive meet-clinching match as No. 2 Florida (2-0) shut out Harvard (1-1) 4-0 in the ITA Kickoff Weekend Championship at the Ring Tennis Complex. Im very proud of her; I cant tell you the strides that she has made since we started practicing in August, coach Roland Thornqvist said. Shes very fast and shes looking to use her athleticism now when she competes, and thats going to make Stojic won her match 6-3, 6-3 to advance Florida to the National Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va. But before Stojic sealed the win, her teammates contributed to the shutout with dominant performances. Freshman Kourtney Keegan and singles matches in straight 6-0 sets. were like a choo-choo train; you couldnt stop them, Thornqvist said. Not only were they very, very good offensively, but I thought they made very few errors on top of that. teamed up in doubles for the second game in a row and won 6-4 to give UF a 1-0 lead before starting singles play. We played together in Vegas for laxed, she has such a good serve, and we have such great chemistry so that helps a lot too. to score all four points for the Gators in the second meet of its back-to-back shutout. Floridas freshmen have been paramount to the teams early season success. through it so theyre kind of easing us into it, Stojic said. Weve trained hard and were doing the right things. Theyre showing us what we need to know about everything, so I think thats really helped us a lot. While the freshmen have found their rhythm early, the seniors are still looking to improve their play. Janowicz won in doubles but struggled slightly in the No. 1 spot, as did Cercone on Saturday against Louisville. In singles play, I think was the show court, and I think that moment got to her a little, Thornqvist said. Maybe a little bit of that happened Despite a slow start from the seniors, the Gators do not lack strong play from the rest of the team. Wednesday, Florida will try to win its 127th regular-season home game in a row when UCF visits. Were all excited to play and were I think were going to go out there and play our best tennis again. 14, ALLIGATOR Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffStefani Stojic swings at the ball during Floridas 4-0 win against Harvard on Sunday at the Ring Tennis Complex. Stojic clinched both of UFs wins last weekend. Freshman clinches second straight match LIPMAN WON CLINCHING MATCH. LAWRENCE LAGUNA Alligator Writer@LagunaLawrenceWhen Maxx Lipman entered the Ring Tennis Complex for Sundays match against TCU, he hoped to make an impact for Florida. After earning the match-clinching point, the Lipmans singles victory against Jhonathan Gonzalez in straight sets (6-5(4), 6-2) clinched the match for the Gators (3-0) against TCU (1-1) 4-2 in the ITA Kickoff Championship on Sunday. Studying his opponent and never backing away with two victories. I really buckled down and played a really good tiebreaker, played really smart, Lipman said. He started making a few more errors, got a little nervous, and I tried to capitalize on that. mounted a comeback against Gonzalez to win the set in a tiebreaker 7-4. Coach Bryan Shelton said Lipman is a strong player to work with because he uses different skills on the court while competing. He can go heavy with his forehand and push opposing players off the court with strong volleys. Along with sophomore Gordon Watson, Lipto lead UF into position for the doubles point. Redshirt sophomore Diego Hidalgo and senior Spencer Newman would go on to win their doubles match as well to seal the point for Florida. Hidalgo and Newman won in a competitive Were very resilient, Shelton said. We didnt close it out and a lot of teams wouldve put their heads down at that point. But I thought Spencer did a good job as the leader out there to make sure Diego kept his head high and continue to battle in the tiebreaker. UF won three of its singles matches in straight sets. Continue reading this story online at Florida knocks off TCU in home tournament In singles, [Kourtney and train; you couldnt stop them. Not only were they very, very good offensively, but I thought they made very few errors on top of that.Roland ThornqvistUF coach


Donovan said not diversifying the offense is a recipe for failure because coaches will focus on the sole offensive scorer to shut down the teams production, as Auburn attempted to do by taking Frazier out of the game. When the offense ran through Prather earlier scoring when its opponent would shut him out. Against Wisconsin in the second game of the season, Prather managed only 12 on the road, which Now, only 20.8 percent of the squads scoring is from Prather. Players such Young, who went three games of the season to 10.6 following the win against Tennessee, have stepped up to create balance. Donovan said the Gators offensive attack against the Volunteers was one of the most balanced games they have had this season. Finney-Smith fell just one point shy of reaching double digits Saturday, but Florida still had four others with 10 or more points. Donovan said. Ive never been a big believer of just having one guy. I just think you want to be balanced. On any given night, I want people to look at our team and say, Geez, this guys had 18, this guy Faehn attributes the unexpected perfect scores to a strong Having her out there as a senior and then igniting and Faehn said. The next Gator to continue the streak was Rachel Spicer, in the meet. Sloan and Hunter, who tied for the all-around win with a bers of the roster to have scored 10s in their college careers. I still believe that this is better than what we were last The last time two Gators put up back-to-back perfect Guise scored perfect 10s on uneven bars. Honestly I never would have thought Id get a 10 on Although Faehn has never coached back-to-back perfect 10 scores on any event, she has coached and achieved the feat herself in her personal gymnastics career. because gymnasts love to perform and to do that for everyTheyll always have that memory of what it felt like to be to contain Bonds but opened the Svete, normally a starter, had a breakout game, registering 12 points and shooting 3-for-8 from beyond the arc coming off the bench. To me, its easier to come out a little bit more relaxed, because when I start I have a lot of intenAs a shooter, I shoot better when Im more relaxed and I let ran with the offense and ran to the open spot, and they passed me the Florida not only shot the ball well, but also protected it. The Gators committed only 12 turnovers compared to the Tigers 22, and also doubled up Auburn in steals 12-6. To only have 12 turnovers is one thing, but to have more assisted baskets than turnovers is a great indication that the teams playing ler said. We took care of the basketball. We neutralized the rebounding battle in the second half and also got to the free throw line. All these things contributed to beating a team that I At halftime, the Gators were the second half, Florida busted the game wide open, leading by 23 at the halfs midway point. Thanks to minutes of the second half, Florida cruised to victory. the run. It wasnt necessarily like, we gotta have this person. Those in there and sparked the run. She went right in and attacked the basket, and right off the bat got a foul contributor in essentially neutralizing the rebounding battle. Auburn on Florida and won the battle of bounds were critical to keying the Gators to victory. This was a big win for us, no the second half. ALLIGATOR, 15Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffJaterra Bonds drives the ball down the court during Floridas 87-69 win against Auburn on Sunday in the OConnell Center. Bonds scored eight free throws as the Gators went 21-of-26 at the line on Sunday. Bonds leads team with 18 points, misses only one free throw in win W-HOOPS, from page 12Kan Li / Alligator StaffBridget Sloan and Kytra Hunter celebrate following Floridas match against Georgia on Friday in the OConnell Center. GYM, from page 12 HOOPS, from page 12Offense reducing load on Prather To me, its easier to come out a little bit more relaxed, because when I start I have a lot of intensity. As a shooter, I shoot better when Im more relaxed and I let things come to me. My teammates just did a great the offense and ran to the open spot, and they passed me the ball.Lily SveteUF forward


16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffHilda Luthersdottir competes in the 100-yard breaststroke against Auburn on Saturday in the OConnell Center. Luthersdottir is part of three relay teams that have recorded NCAA A times. LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrenceAfter securing seven event victories and two meet rewith a better understanding of events, the Gators had a difthe 800-meter dash with a such a great DMR to trust gave what their anchor needThe anshowed up 400-meter the top spot with a time freshman Rebekah Greene, For the second consecutive We take this for what it is knowing we did a great job and get back to work because UF bounces back on second day of meetSWIMMING AND DIVING LOGAN MCGUIREAlligator writer@loganjmcguire pionships, the Gators are roundand the breaststroke was a bit of Gomez, has made his mark in season with the fourth-best swim impact was something coach thing the coaching staff did not emerged as the dominant breaststroker for the Gators this season, where the breaststroke used to be a weak spot for us, right now, The addition of freshman freeTigers saw three Gators put up Florida solidifying roster for SECs Holloway