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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 At UF, researchers take one small step closer to spaceThey participated in a Q-and-A at UF on Thursday, pg 3. Phishing emails are being sent by hackers, pg 8. See the chronology of the serial killer's criminal history, pg 5. Kayla Lewis notched a doubledouble in Florida's 55-49 loss to Arkansas on Thursday. Read the story on page 13. editor@alligator.orgThey found nothing in the dirt. The yellow front-end loader slowly shook clumps through the buckets metal teeth, sifting through earth and letting it fall beside an 8-foot trench blocked by caution tape. There was no sign of the remains of Tiffany Sessions, the UF student who went missing 25 years ago Sunday. But for the teary loved ones and stoic law ered Thursday morning at the excavation site just past the intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and Williston Road, there was a glimmer of an explanation to an important question: Who did this? The answer: Paul Rowles. Although no DNA evidence case, every other indicator is there, said Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell during a press conference in which authorities named the deceased serial killer as the formal suspect. Darnell, investigators and Sessions parents spoke during release new information about a case grown cold. Its been a 25-year struggle, said mother Hilary, her voice wavering. But before the years of heartbreak, before the evidence pointing to Rowles, before Tiffany Sessions became the Gainesville girl who went for a walk and never came back, there was a man with the urge to kill. The 125-pound blonde beaming out from MISSING posters is beautiful, but she wasnt perfect. Actually, her dad said, Tiffany was just normal. Tiffany got put on a pedestal, said Patrick Sessions, 62 /52 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 12 SPORTS 13VOLUME 108 ISSUE 95 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffFamily, friends and investigators surround a dig site potentially containing the remains of Tiffany Sessions before a press conference Thursday. Authorities announced developments in the investigation. PAUL ROWLESPaul Rowles, who police think Sessions in 1989, killed before. In 1972, Rowles strangled his Miami neighbor Linda Fida because she wouldnt stop screaming the night he entered her apartment to rape her. In 1992, 21-year-old Elizabeth Foster went to a park to read. Her body was found 11 days later. All the while, Rowles drifted. He moved from Miami to Pinellas County after being paroled, then Gainesville, then Jacksonville. He was married when he killed Fida. His wife, Linda Schaffer, divorced him nearly a year after the crime. According to Alachua County Sheriffs dreamed of raping women since he was 12 years old, his fantasies triggered by the sight of girls in underwear. He stalked the opposite sex, peeping in windows, knife in hand. the son of a mother with bad nerves. Around the time Rowles was 8 the year he choked a female cat to death his father tried to hang himself on three occasions. His father may have molested and verbally abused him, telling him he had feminine features, reports say. Hed sometimes sneak into his victims' apartments to steal their underwear, reports say, especially when it came to Laura, a 15-year-old he kidnapped in 1994. Rowles took Laura from Clearwater to Jacksonville, stopping in Gainesville for Steak n Shake. They took a side trip to a nearby wooded area. This is the kind of place people dump things they dont want to be found again, he told her. But he had no sympathy for the women he preyed on. He saw himself as the victim. TIFFANY SESSIONS SUSPECT NAMEDSEE TIFFANY, PAGE 4 Rowles The case turns 25 Sunday


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, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 TODAYFORECASTTUESDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 74/55 PARTLY CLOUDY 71/47 PARTLY CLOUDY 72/45 RAIN 64/48 RAIN 62/52 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 95 line at RSConnect, rsconnect., to participate in this event. Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs opens Feb. 15 Discover how the wild wolf became mans best friend at the Florida Museum of Natural Historys newest temporary exhibit, Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs, on display through Sept. 1. This exhibit reveals the history of dogs, their connection with wolves and what makes them mans best friend. UF students with valid Gator 1 Cards receive free admission. 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 HAPPENINGFirst Friday Join Pledge 5 Foundation today from 5 to 10 p.m. on Bo Diddley Community Plaza for the premier First Friday Gainesville event of the year. Enjoy wine and food tasting, participate in raffles every hour, listen to live music by Luminaries and explore downtown. Shabbat services Join Jewish Gators and alumni in prayer from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at UF Hillel, 2020 W. University Ave. UF Hillel is a pluralistic organization and offers Reform, Conservative and Orthodox services. For more information, contact Rabbi Swedroe at Institute of Black Cultures 42nd birthday Come celebrate 42 years of greatness today as the IBC marks its anniversary at UF. The celebration will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Institute of Black Culture at 1510 W. University Ave. Servant Leader Institute Your student organization is invited to attend the Servant Leader Institute. It will let students network and problem solve with UF and community leaders and develop ways to increase their impact. The event will be held Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Poe Springs Lodge in High Springs. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP by today at Q-and-A with Common Join us for an evening of celebration, hip-hop and a Q-and-A with Grammy awardwinning artist Common. The show will be held on Feb. 13 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available for students at the Phillips Center Box Office at noon Wednesday. Students presenting a valid Gator 1 Card may pick up two tickets. Admission is free and open to the public. Emily Dickinson and the Samurai Sword Drawing upon a selection of Emily Dickinsons poems, Sheila Barksdale combines artwork and the practical application of the Japanese sword to explore the range of the poets perception of time, space and relationship to cosmic principles. The event will be Feb. 22 at Archer Community Center from 2 to 3 p.m. African fashion industry Come join the African Student Union on Friday in CSE, Room 222, at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about the modern African fashion industry. Life on Pleasant Street The Matheson Museum will open a new exhibition, Life on Pleasant Street, featuring oral histories, artifacts and recently discovered photographs from the Mark V. Barrow Archives. The Pleasant Street Historic District is one of Gainesvilles oldest African American neighborhoods. Exhibit highlights include the oral histories of A. Quinn Jones, Rosa B. Williams and Wilhelmina Williams Johnson. Also included are photographs of Saras Restaurant, Moms Kitchen, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Friendship Baptist Church, Union Academy and more. A main feature of the celebration is the museums History Bus Tour. This will occur on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. Please contact the Matheson Museum for ticket information. The Museum is open to the public Monday through Thursday between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. RecSports Disc Golf Tournament RecSports will host the eighth annual Disc Golf Tournament on the 18-hole disc golf course at Lake Wauburgs South Shore on Feb. 15. The tournament will have two heats with 18 holes each. The winners of the various contests will receive prizes. Gates open at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. event. The tournament is free for UF students and $20 for faculty and staff. Register onHave an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Expires 2/21/14 Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffCoffee-time FictionGraduate student Ryan Ruff Smith, 28, reads his piece First and Last at Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate. A GATOR 1 CARD IS NEEDED. ROBYN SMITHAlligator Contributing WriterOne-sixth of people infected with HIV dont know they have it, but UF organizations are working together to make sure Gators dont become a statistic. The UF Institute of HispanicLatino Cultures, the Institute of Black Culture, LGBT Affairs and WellFlorida Council are hosting free HIV testing today. It will run from noon to 2 p.m. at La Casita, 1504 W. University Ave. Testing is free for all UF students, faculty and staff with Gator 1 Cards. Austin Sanchez, a 19-year-old getting tested even though he does not think he has HIV. Its just knowing that youre clean, Sanchez said. I guess you always just suspect that you dont have to worry about it, but in the back of my mind, I just wanted to know. He said when males get tested for HIV, it is automatically assumed that they are gay or intravenous drug users. There is a lot of stigma, Sanchez said. If you say youre going to get tested for HIV, everybody kind of looks at you a different way. Iain Randall, a UF linguistics junior and junior ambassador for LGBT Affairs, recommended everyone get tested for HIV. dential and are usually available in about two weeks. Everyone should know their status and also be empowered to know their sexual health, Randall said. People can have more conversations about sexual health and talk with their sexual partners about it.UF groups collaborate to host free HIV testing event on campus BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writer bdupuy@alligator.orgResearchers are trying to land their projects among the stars. About 65 researchers registered to attend the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space event to promote space-based research on Thursday. The center currently in charge of managing the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory hosted the event in coordination with the UF Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research. Rob Ferl, director of the UF Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, said the event was the If you want to do stuff on the space station, they are the people who can get you there, he said. This is an organization that wants to hear from students. Its a unique way to get experiments into orbit. Inside the UF Cancer & Genetics Research Complex, the space advancement center provided a presentation and Q-and-A on how to facilitate research at the international space laboratory. Participants then broke off into groups to discuss their ideas for research experiments in space. Wagner Vendrame, an associate professor in the UF department of Environmental Horticulture, said the event helped him learn about new funding opportunities for space experiments. We got some really important information on the capabilities and types of experiments you can perform and the partnerships that can be made, he said.At UF, researchers take one small step closer to spaceCAMPUS Everyone should know their status and also be empowered to know their sexual health.Iain RandallUF linguistics junior


who recalls his daughter as a headstrong woman prone to relationship drama. Tiffany was a pretty, young college girl, and she had all the same issues you had when you went to college ... boyfriends and girlfriends and grades and whatever else goes along with that. After spending her days studyalong Williston Road near buildings where authorities believe Rowles delivered scaffolding and Pizza Hut orders. The women always went together, until the night they didnt. roommate had a 7:20 p.m. class, so she decided to go alone. She at 6 p.m. She wore red sweatpants and a white sweatshirt. Rowles was watching. He said her murder and probably pracdid it. grave. When Tiffany didnt return by police. Deputies were out searchherds and a bloodhound. When her parents, who launched a fullscale investigation complete with a private detective. was searching for her. from 35 student organizations leads. Miles away, 400 military volunteers searched the woods where she disappeared. Dominos delivered pizza boxes across the Hilary Sessions put more than 350,000 miles on her Oldsmobile and Honda Odyssey. Dan Marino got involved at the request of Tiffany's father, as did any sign of Tiffany. The searching is about over. Now, its the investigation part, He had no idea the investigation would last longer than the Nilsen, Rowles priest and prisoners personal items after nally, the box containing Rowles possessions including an adits pages had been delivered to Rowles second wife, but she turned it over to Nilsen. The priest didnt want to give up the box. Allen told him to visit, a website her family created to publish updates on the case. Nilsen called Ill do it, he said. When Nilsen saw Tiffanys picover, Rowles had scribbled dates and numbers of four events. 20-year-old neighbor he conThe second was just a date no name. If there was any one day permanently etched in my mind, it len said. I literally held onto the person next to me and said, Tom, youve got to see this. Rowles had already confessed murder dates he wrote names next to. Maybe he didnt put Tiffanys name down by the date of her disappearance because he that detail in writing, it would be the equivalent of a confession. Sessions said details from the four cases referenced in Rowles most prominent traits: He was a plotter. which Rowles confessed to the said he denied ever raping or he has been on the verge of doing so several times, according to a lowed girls home or entered elevators with them, but something always terminated the urge, usually the presence of a third person. He was not an opportunistic guy, Sessions said. He was a 4, ALLIGATOR TIFFANY, from page 1Courtesy to the Alligator SEE TIFFANY, PAGE 5


Rowles morbid obsession with women dominated his 64 years. He imagined stabbing their genitals and burning them with hot curling irons, according to Rowles did more than fantasize about abducting and abusing women. He often did. By the time he moved to Gainesville in 1988, Rowles had already been sentenced to life in prison for killing Fida. In a move Allen speculates was partially orchestrated by Rowles second wife, a prison employee, he got parole. Tiffany disappeared in 1989. Three years later, 21-year-old Santa Fe College student Elizabeth Foster vanished on March 15, 1992. Her body was found in a shallow grave 11 days later, and an autopsy showed she had been sexually assaulted and beaten to death. At the time, police insisted the Foster and Sessions cases were unrelated. Cpl. Larry Roberts told the Alligator that the only similarity I can see is we have two disappeared young ladies. In 1992, then-Alachua County Sheriffs spokesman Lt. Spencer Mann said there was no other evidence that connected the Foster and Sessions cases. Then, DNA evidence revealed in 2012 that Rowles killed Foster. Now, investigators are excavating the site where Foster's body was buried in hopes of of optimism and disappointment for UF anthropologist Michael Warren, director of the C.A. Pound at UF. He said the hard part is staying focused amid the copious details. Youve got to watch every bucket because if youre not paying attention and you miss it, youll not sleep the rest of your life over that, he said. At this point, investigators have sifted through about an acre of land, digging 4-foot-deep pockets that so far have only turned up more dirt. Warren, who has excavated dozens of sites working on the case since he was a graduate student in 1991, said human remains are usually discovered by accident. For a fruitful excavation, it pinpoint X marks the spot, he said. With the only two people who knew the exact events of Feb. 9 gone, pinpointing an area, or any Sessions family are asking for help from anyone who may have known Rowles or seen something anything on that night. Thats why the family and agencies agreed to go public with the details of the case now because the public may hold the key to solving the mystery. Stuff that we would have because the idea is to nail this Sessions said. They are pleading for people who may have known Rowles at any point or may have seen his red Bronco truck to come forward and help reconstruct the course of events. No tip is too vague or too They are urging those with 352-955-1818. Theres no risk. Hes dead. Thank goodness hes dead at this point, Darnell said. Dont go to your grave thinking you had information and didnt come forward with it. Hilary Sessions described the odds as looking for a very small needle in a very large haystack. But the mother already has plans for when if her daughters remains are found: a Christian burial on an Episcopal churchs grounds back in Valrico. Even on the brink of a possible conclusion, the pain will never really be over for the Sessions family. This will bring answers, but it doesnt make it almost over, said Tiffanys brother, Jason. This is something Im going to deal with for the rest of my life. Living in fear isnt an option. However, he said, living cautiously is essential especially with young children of his own. Nowadays, maybe its easier to stay safe, especially in the quadrant of Gainesville that Tiffany disappeared from in February 1989. Student apartment complexes like The Polos and Cottage Grove have sprouted up near the area of her disappearance that was once shrouded in woods. Almost everyone carries a cellphone. And students are constantly warned about walking alone in campus safety notices. But some things are never forgotten, and mundane things, part of a landscape even, can revive a painful past. While Jason Sessions and his family spoke to reporters in front of Tiffanys old apartment Wednesday, three young women jogged by. It was dusk, right around 6 p.m. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 TIFFANY, from page 4THE TIMELINEApril 28, 1948 Paul Rowles was born. Dec. 15, 1970 Rowles, 22, married Linda Schaffer, 20. March 29, 1972 Rowles said this was the day he murdered Linda Fida, 20, a neighbor at his Miami apartment. After being confronted with evidence, Rowles offered a full confession. March 21, 1973 Linda Schaffer divorced Rowles. March 24, 1976 Rowles was found guilty of Fidas murder and sentenced to life in prison. December 1985 Rowles, released on parole, moved to Pinellas County. April 7, 1988 Rowles moved to 5212 NW Eighth Ave. in Gainesville. Feb. 9, 1989 Tiffany Sessions, of 2635 SW 35th Place, Casablanca East Apartments, was reported missing. Her body was never recovered. April 1989 Rowles moved to 1908 NE Seventh St. 1989 1993 Rowles worked at Crom Equipment Rentals and Pizza Hut. April 16, 1991 Rowles was stopped by the Alachua County gloves in a wooded area behind a closed business located at 3501 S. Main St. March 15, 1992 Elizabeth Foster, 21, was reported missing. March 18, 1992 Fosters car was found in the parking lot of the former Blue Derby restaurant, on US 441, south of Williston Road. March 26, 1992 Elizabeth Fosters body was found in a wooded area off of Williston Road, a quarter mile east of Southwest 13th Street. May 11, 1992 Rowles moved to Jacksonville. Jan. 31, 1994 Rowles kidnaps and sexually assaults Laura, 15, from Clearwater. She escaped, and Rowles was arrested. He confessed, violating his parole and was sent back to prison for life. During the kidnapping, duct tape, vinyl gloves, a knife, condoms and a bag of cords were found in Rowles apartment. July 13, 1994 Rowles was sentenced to 19 years in prison for armed kidnapping and sexual battery of a minor. February 2012 Rowles was matched with DNA found on Fosters body. February 2013 Paul Rowles died in the Dade Correctional Institute.Alex Harris / Alligator Staff


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.Gainesville, we cant live like this much longer: Are you participating in this polar vortex or not? Why do you think its acceptable to be 80 degrees and muggy one day and 49 degrees and windy the next? At this rate, were going to have to start investing in those s-throwback cargo pants with legs that unzip into shorts. So here it is: your Gainesville-we-are-literally-so-donewith-your-bulls**t-weather edition of...Darts & LaurelsFirst, the Alligator wants to extend the biggest congratulatory LAUREL to the in particular, the team thats been working for years to discover the missing pieces in the story of Tiffany Sessions disappearance. On Thursday, authorities named a suspect in Sessions disappearance and announced plans to move forward in the investigation in hopes of closing the case. The resolution of the Sessions disappearance will be an important step for cold case teams everywhere. In 2005 and 2007, the U.S. National Institute of Justice awarded a total of $22.2 million to state and local police departments to focus on opening cases that had gone cold. Were hoping that Alachua Countys success will encourage the NIJ to award more funds to Florida as well as other states to reopen old homicide and sexual assault cases. This week, Devon Lochte misinterpreted his older brother Ryans urges to turn it up and found himself in trouble after violating terms of his probation after a urine test came back positive for marijuana. He was arrested on Valentines Day of 2012 for possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and police arrested him on Tuesday after his latest misstep. Devon, hang up your shutter shades and see yourself out: That is not acceptable Lochterage behavior. This week, a DART goes to the Lochte camp for failing to keep its s**t together. Another bad-behavior DART goes a certain prominent member of the UF community too: Florida baseball player Harrison Bader, who was suspended from the team this week after an incident that involved a scooter, a parked truck and probably a lot of alcohol. Although were sure drunken scooter accidents happen every day, we highlight cases involving UF athletes because theyre supposed to represent our school. Is it fair that certain UF students get way more attention for their drunken or sober transgressions simply because theyre athletes? Probably not, but at the same time, its part of the position. After all, Bader and all other athletes who do dumb things all got into UF on the basis of their grades in addition to their Finally, in light of the recent $1 trillion farm bill that passed in the Senate on Monday and its stipulations that would require meat providers to include more information about the sources of their products to the public, we give Wards Supermarket an as-if-we-needed-another-reason-tolove-your-fresh-produce-and-amazing-chocolate-chip-cookies LAUREL for launching a brand of locally raised beef. Stay warm and dry this weekend, Gators! 63 TOTAL VOTES18% YES 82% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThursdays question: Should professors use computer programs to grade essays? Todays question: Had you heard of Tiffany Sessions before this week? NYFW: Find me posing for the paparazziThere are two kinds of people: those who will admit they care about fashion and those who care about fashion but dont know it. So, hey, you in the lumpy blue sweater: Did you know that sweater was selected for you by people in fashion from a pile of stuff? And the selection process is happening right now during New York Fashion Week. The event that kicks off the start of fashion weeks round the world started Thursday, and even if youre busy trying to tell everyone you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back, there are things about NYFW you, too, can enjoy. New York Fashion Week is one beautiful soap opera that although some of us arent lucky enough to be a part of we can all watch from remote locations. Even if youre not into fashion, I can guarantee theres something there for you. Lets start with the drama. With so many people in one place for the same things, theres bound to be arguments over something. Whether its someone arguing his or her way into an invite-only show or an angry blogger who just got stepped on, heads will butt over something, and well hear about it. What about the lack of diversity on the runway or the size of the models? What about the hypocrisy of the industry? Theres going to be something said about more than just the clothes on display. If were lucky, some of those things will be said by Kanye. Glass with Diane Von Furstenberg at NYFW 2012. And Google isnt the only company that gets involved in the madness. ries of events. clude Maybelline, Tresemme and Samsung, so there are always a few product rollouts to look forward to. When you cant make it to New York for the festivities, and even when you can, designers, bloggers, stylists, interns you get the picture will be feeding your devices the latest from the city and making the event a global conversation. At the very least, youll be able to gawk at whatever new trend you keep seeing on Instagram. Even if the only thing you like about fashion week is hating on it, theres a publication for that witty cynicism you crave but are too lighthearted to come up with on your own. of articles ranging from The Exploitation And Crushing Capitalism of Fashion Week to How to Get Laid at Fashion Week. Thats right, folks. Whether youre keeping up with New York Fashion Week because you care about fashion or because youre being forced to by something else you care about, its here. As Big Poppa would say, money, hoes and clothes abound. You can expect to see that new, new s**t all over the web, even if youre not into it. Sorry Im not sorry I just added to your struggle to avoid it. The models arent sorry either. Marjorie Nunez is a UF journalism senior. Her columns appear on Fridays. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Marjorie


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Why Im running for SG under the Swamp PartyMy name is Arielle Konen, and I am the current Swamp Party candidate for the College of Public Health and Health Performance. Last semester, I ran for Murphree Area Senator. I allied myself with the Swamp Party because I saw a proven record for change through several initiatives here on campus. From the start, I knew it would not be an easy race. My opponent was a senior who had lived in the Murphree area for years, and he was also highly ranked in the opposing party. Knowing this, I put my whole self into that campaign. Fourteen-hour days in the summer heat, marathon homework nights and competing vote-for-vote with my opponent became the new norm. On election night, I joined the Swamp Party by the Reitz Union to listen to the election results being called. As the Supervisor of Elections read the list, our party erupted with cheers and jumping hugs because each Swamp candidates win felt like a massive victory for all of us. My best friend and fellow running mate Jessica tightened her grip as we held hands for the Murphree seat results. Unfortunately, it didnt go the way we had hoped. Everything that followed the announcement felt pretty surreal. I was the only one who lost out of all 50 seats. People showered me with hugs and words of encouragement, but what was most striking was how many of them were crying with me, even though they had all just won their spot in the Student Senate. I was OK with losing, even though it was so public. Friends and even my former opponent encouraged me to go for Senate once again, but the thought of throwing myself into another campaign cycle was incredibly daunting. As January rolled around, I had to ask tive voice for the causes Ive become so passionate about. With the changing political climate here at UF, I certainly had some choices when considering who to slate with. But when I walked into the Hub to try slating for Senate, I knew there was only one party with the understanding and drive necessary to make changes on campus. Thats why, for the second time, I chose Swamp. Over the next two weeks, our campus will once again morph into a hub of political activity as we brace ourselves for another incredible campaign. I encourage you to take the time to discover, just as I have, how truly passionate and committed this years Swamp Party candidates are in working toward a better UF. Go Gators, and go Swamp! Arielle Konen Swamp Party candidateLetters to the Editor Last semesters Student Government elections were something of a spectacle. Swamp Party candidates won 48 out of 50 seats in the Senate, ridiculously overpowering any voice of opposition. The Swamp Partys competitor in the Fall elections, the Students Party, is responding to this near-death experience by not running an executive ticket. Rather than waste momentum going after seats they have dubious chances of winning, at best, the party will focus on gaining seats it knows it can win. A new party is using a similar strategy. Consolidating its platform, though, not its ticket. They call themselves the Taco Libre Party, and like all great dissident political groups of the past, theyre idea: bringing Taco Bell back to UFs campus. The party was created by former Students Party members who, I can imagine, were disillusioned with the results of last semesters election. Their split from the Stunal; efforts by the Students Party spokesman to contact them were met with silence. The Taco Libre Partys platform is unbelievably simple. Do they have ideas for budget appropriations? Innovative ideas for the student body? New programs? Not exactly. Its whole deal is truly just Queremos Taco Bell. Thats all theyre gunning for. Taco Libres lack of a complicated platform may be an advantage for the party in that potential voters have only one thing to consider: Do you want Taco Bell here, or not? In this case, the cliched argument Either youre with us, or youre against us actually applies to the situation. If you hate tacos, there are other parties to vote for. Simple as that. But the partys platform takes its genius a step further. Who, in the 21st century, actually hates tacos? Even though Id rather bring a Chipotle onto our campus, Im Taco Bell nearby either. And then theres the fact that, by the mere fact it exists, the Taco Libre Party has bought itself huge amounts of attention and publicity. Any political party that has the word taco in its name automatically gets itself printed in newspapers and posted all over social media sites. Even the name brings to mind thoughts of both delicious food and freedom. Delicious freedom. However, not everyone is amused with this party of delicious freedom. Supporters of the ing, but some veterans of the opposition arent happy at all with the prospect of having to compete against a Taco Bell party on top of the political behemoth that walked all over them last Fall. Senate minority leader Michael Christ has expressed dismay at how the Taco Libre Party seems to be treating the SG election as a huge joke. This sentiment was shared by the SG Elections Commission, which reprimanded the party Tuesday night for slating candidates with Mexican foodthemed nicknames such as Shannon Salsalicious Hill. Christ has a point. People have called him whiny and unprofessional online, but his anguish and outrage is at least understandable. Hes the leader of a party that won two seats last election, a party whose survival depends on the outcome of the elections in two weeks. At a time when SG elections carry some of the most serious implications in recent memory, the fact that a taco party might derail the oppositions last chance for survival is upsetting. But I also disagree with the statement. Taco Libre may take votes away from the Students Party. It doesnt have a goal apart from opening a low-tier Mexican restaurant on campus, and its candidates tried to run with silly taco nicknames. But it might also be the best way to show the Student Body what voices in the SG can accomplish. If you want Taco Bell, you can elect someone that will get it for you. Thats powerful. Alec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His columns appear on Fridays.Yo quiero SG: Taco Libre promises freedomColumn When selecting the right mutual fund for you, perhaps the most important thing to are. Depending on what you want your investments to do, and depending what your timeline is, there are many different types of funds to look at. you want to ask yourself is, How much risk do I ation and your support system while you are in school, the amount of risk that you want to take on in your portfolio may vary. If your main goal is to make your money grow, you would be best served to put most of your money into a an aggressive, growth-focused fund. What these types of funds do is look for stocks and securities that focus on appreciation in value. These funds generally tend to be more volatile than most but offer a much bigger payout if the markets do well. If you are looking to put some disposable income into this kind of fund, look for mainly stockbased funds that are invested in industries with good potential. Many of the funds that are invested nancial services or other growing industries. If your main goal is to preserve your contributions, however, you may want to instead look into These funds tend to shy away from risk and avoid holdings with much volatility. Many of these portfolios will contain bonds or very steady stocks that are from larger, more mature companies and will often issue dividends. Bonds, which are a type of debt security that offer bondholders a certain interest rate to loan money to bond issuers, are preferred by investors who dont mind getting smaller returns in exchange of a near 100-percent guarantee that their original investment will stay intact. come. Dividends are per share earnings, or in other words, an investors proportionate share of the guaranteed to get. By using more balanced funds, you can selfcustomize how your money is allocated. If you are leaning toward a more growth-based strategy but still want to mitigate the risks of a fully aggressive portfolio, you can split up your funds. By putting 70 percent of your money into growth securities securities, you can split your money into funds that Remember to treat your investments as a longterm nest egg of savings and steady growth, and before you know it, you will have a sizable account curity. Andy Rao is a writer for The Collegian. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire. Top mutual fund types to invest inUWireAndy RaoUWire Alec


8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 Matthew Martyr / AlligatorIll Be BachRaymond Chobaz conducts the UF Symphony Orchestra during a movement on Thursday in the University Auditorium. The performance featured works of Franz Beck, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms. JANA BERKOWITZAlligator Contributing WriterUF students have taken the bait and been reeled into phishing scams. Phishers send emails to try to lure people into providing private information that enables the attacker to gain access to personal accounts. UF students have been targeted with scams that look like requests to update a password or verify a GatorLink account. working to educate students to recognize the spam and avoid identity theft with a PowerPoint presentation now available on its homepage. Derrius Marlin, a UF data security specialist, described phishing as a social engineering attack. Besides implementing technology to monitor for and quarantine phishing messages as they come into our email servers, we also work hard to raise awareness of the threats so that users can recognize phishing attacks for themselves, Marlin wrote in an email interview. Phishing emails usually create a false urgency to respond, may threaten to close accounts and insist on a reply with personal information, Marlin said. Connor Jacobsen, a 20-yearold UF computer engineering software junior, has been targeted by a phishing attack posing as Twitter. He was aware of phishing and realized the URL wasnt Twitters. I always make sure URLs match up before logging into anything, especially over email, Jacobsen wrote in an email. Randa Medley, a 21-yearold UF business economics junior, was targeted by a phishing scam. I think college students are more prone to be a target because they tend to be less informed than a professional, Medley wrote in an email. College students also tend to be overwhelmed and may not take the time to think if a request for information is legitimate or not. UF English junior Brenna Dunbar, 21, is also a victim of a recent phishing attack. I assumed people fell victim to it because they were uneducated or had a serious lack of security, she wrote in an email. But I got caught too. I never knew how vicious and intrusive these scams could be. warns Gators of scamsCAMPUS KELLY VOLLMERAlligator Contributing WriterThe Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce announced plans last week to bring a new convention center to the city. The 52,000-square-foot center, estimated to cost more than $26 million, will soon stand at the western end of Hull Road off Southwest 34th Street. Developers hope to complete the facility by 2016. Adrian Taylor, the vice president of Innovation Gainesville & Regional Initiatives, said the chamber has been entertaining the idea of a convention center for several years. Were all about making Gainesville the hub of talent, innovation and opportunity, and thats opportunity for everyone, for the academic community as well as the public, Taylor said. There would be more people going to shops, restaurants, the Harn a cultural arts event or a sports event. Richard Secord, the Hilton UF Conference Center Gainesvilles director of sales and marketing, said the new center will mean more conference space. It will draw more and more business to the area and enable us to capture much larger groups, Secord said. Some UF students are looking forward to the center as well. Lawrence Chan, the main events coordinator for SwampCon, said organizers would consider holding the UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels at the center because space in the Reitz Union is limited. SwampCon is looking for a feasible new place as it is, the 20-year-old UF journalism junior said. The Reitz extensions we use will be under construction next year. Diego Pinzon, a 20-year-old UF economics junior, said he thinks the center will help Everyone recognizes Gainesville just for the school. Maybe the convention center will open up new ventures ... drive intelligence and connections, he said. However, Roger Blair, chair of UFs economics department, said he is skeptical about the center. Ive lived here for 40 years; its not a tourist attraction, he said. He said there is not enough to do in Gainesville for visiting international or national guests attending conferences. Some of the claims of economic impact ic improvement) is going to happen or not is certainly not a certainty, Blair said.New convention center planned for near Southwest Rec THE EVENT IS AT 9:30 A.M. EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Contributing WriterUF students with a taste for adventure and service have the opportunity to hear the acting director of the Peace Corps, Carrie HesslerRadelet, on Monday. Hessler-Radelet will visit UF to discuss the Peace Corps and the advantages it provides in todays job market at 9:30 a.m. in Smathers Library. Our acting director is excited to come and visit the university and thank the university for its support, said Shira Kramer, press director of the Peace Corps. She travels somewhat frequently, but shes never been to UF as the head of the agency. UF has been a longtime supporter of the Peace Corps, tying with the University of Washington in 2013 for the largest number of Peace Corps recruits from large universities, with 107 undergraduate alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers. UF also holds the title of the most graduate students serving in the Peace Corps in 2013 for the second consecutive year with 26 graduate students volunteering. Eric Gajentan, a 21-year-old nuclear engineering junior, said he appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the Peace Corps.Peace Corps director to speak at UFCAMPUSHessler-Radelet It will draw more and more business to the area and enable us to capture much larger groups.Richard SecordHilton UF Conference Center director of sales and marketing


BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. SS & VA ARE WELCOME!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities 352-337-9098 4-23-72-1 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, 1/1, 2/2, 3/2's UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 2-7-13-150-1 Countryside 4 Bd/4 Bth beautifully furnished condo on bus route. Bball, vball, pool, spa and fitness room. $425/room, includes $50 utility allowance per/room. Fall occupancy. Ellie 561-361-9600 or 2-13-14-15-1 $350/mo/student 4 Bed/4 Bath furnished Condo on ground level with washer, dryer, pool, on bus line near UF at 3800 SW 20th Ave, Univ. Terr. West, privately owned Steve 352-586-6468 2-18-14-15-1 2 BEDROOMS FOR RENT EZ move-in, EZ terms. Includes electric, water, cable. 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10, ALLIGATOR 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. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-23-14-60-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds UF Surplus On-Line Auctionsare underwaybikes, computers, furniture, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: SURPLUS.UFL.EDU 392-0370 4-23-14-72-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy or Sell!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 4-23-14-72-10 Party Supplies: Complete line of Bar Supplies, glassware, Liquor Pours, Shakers, Professional Cooking Utensils. R.W. Beaty Co. 1120 N. 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ALLIGATOR St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 2-7-14-72-13 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a 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. RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER FULL TIME POSTIONSales driven person to train student sales staff in outside newspaper advertising sales, emphasis on developing new business. Motivator needed who works well with a constantly changing staff. Duties include training university students in outside newspaper sales, layout and copy writing. Must work well within and meet daily deadlines. Good organizational skills a must. Newspaper ad sales background an advantage. Modest salary, good benefits and excellent working environment. With resume, send cover letter that must include salary requirements, to: General Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator, P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 or email to No phone calls please. 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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Former UF defensive back Cody Riggs told Sports Illustrated that he is transferring after he graduates in order to pursue a graduate degree at a different school, not to play cornerback as previously reported.The Florida womens golf team will compete in Palos Verde, Calif., this weekend. Read the story at to for a new podcast from the alligatorSports team. The podcast includes discussion about Chris Walker and National Signing Day.Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffScottie Wilbekin sets up for a free throw during Floridas 68-58 win against Missouri on Tuesday in the OConnell Center. Wilbekin had made 73 percent of his free throws, but the Gators are shooting at a 66 percent clip as a whole from the charity stripe. UF made 73 percent of its free throws against Mizzou. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynScottie Wilbekin is 56 of 77 from the freethrow line this season. But in practice before Tuesdays game against Missouri, the senior point guard was 86 of 86. No misses, no breaks; just basket after basket. Coach Billy Donovan said to not expect to see the Gators shoot 100 percent from the charity stripe, but expect them to improve. No. 3 Florida is 11th out of 14 teams in the Southeastern Conference in free-throw percentage, shooting at 66 percent. Only Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Texas A&M trail Florida in that category, and those three squads are a combined 12-15 in the SEC. The Gators, whose 20-2 start is their best since the championship years in 2006 and 2007, have had their worst start at the line since 2011 when they shot about 65 percent in But against Missouri, Florida showed improvement in the second half. After starting the game 6 of 10 from the line, the Gators sealed the tight game by sinking 18 of their last 23 attempts in the second half. Our guys, overall, were a little bit better there than maybe we were in previous games, Donovan said. We shot the ball fairly well, much better than we have been at the free-throw line. Wilbekin led all players in trips to the freethrow line with 16 attempts, and the senior iced the victory over the Tigers by only missing three of those shots. When the Gators have needed Wilbekin to step up late in the game from the line, he has done just that. Against Mississippi State, Tennessee, Alabama and Auburn, Wilbekin combined to shoot 17 of 21 from the line, which was the I wanted to get to the free-throw line, Wilbekin said. And I was able to make them, so anytime you get free points like that, its good.Wilbekin leads Gators effort from charity stripe Alligator Writer@J_McPherson1126A 12-batter fourth inning gave Florida what it needed to seal the win in Tampa on Thursday. After going without a hit and falling behind 1-0, the No. 4 Gators rallied in the fourth, scoring seven runs in the inning as UF defeated No. 25 USF 10-3 on the road to start the season. When youre facing a team like South Florida, as good as they are, and youre facing one of the best pitchers in the country, I thought our bats were really good, coach Tim Walton said in a release. Overall, I think it was not our best performance, but were not measuring our best performance; were just trying to get Ws every single game. After USF left-handed pitcher Sara Nevins hit sophomore Taylor Schwarz and junior Bailey Castro to start the fourth inning, sophomore Aubree Munro move both runners into scoring position. From there, junior Briana Little hit an RBI single to tie the game at 1. Nevins then walked freshman Justine McLean, loading the UF routs USF in SEE HOOPS, P A GE 15 SEE SOFT, P A GE 15WOMENS BASKETBALL Alligator Writer@GordonStreisandMultiple streaks were broken on Thursday night in Arkansas. The Razorbacks ended their three-game skid and the Gators saw their three-game winning streak come to an end in a 55-49 Arkansas (16-7, 3-7 Southeastern Conference) victory, holding Florida (16-7, 6-4 SEC) to its lowest offensive output this season. Although the offense struggled, turnovers and foul trouble are what doomed Florida. A great deal of composure was lacking, coach Amanda Butler said. You got to give Arkansas the credit for the way that they played and the turnovers that they forced us into. I was really disappointed that we didnt handle the ball better. We didnt value our possessions. The Gators committed 12 turnplayers Kayla Lewis and Ronni Williams had three and two fouls SEE W-HOOPS, P A GE 15 UF Sof tball We shot the ball fairly well, much better than we have been at the free throw line.Billy DonovanUF coach


14, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa Last season, sophomore Bridgette Caquatto did not contribute much until the postseason. Now, almost halfway through her sophomore season, she has not missed a beat or a meet. I think the challenge she had coming in was she was recovering from so many surgeries and injuries from her elite career that she really needed to get healthy, coach Rhonda Faehn said. Due to injuries she sustained in elite competitions, Caquatto was not cleared to do gymnastics again until after Thanksgiving of her freshman year. Thats when all the athletes were already doing full routines and she was just starting out basic gymnastics again and trying to gain all of her skills back, Faehn said. Caquatto has come a long way since her freshbars once during the regular season and three times during the postseason. even bars in all of Floridas meets so far this year. dence this year, and shes real calm, Faehn said. uneven bars against UCLA with a score of 9.90. Caquatto has posted her collegiate best in all three events this season. On vault, her best is 9.875, while I enjoy competing three events every single meet and getting some more experience under my belt and getting more used to competing every weekend, Caquatto said. This week, the Gators (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) have been gearing up to compete on the against Auburn. Tonight at 7, newly top-ranked Florida will face Kentucky (4-3, 1-2 SEC) at the Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky. since Kentucky lost to Georgia (197.300-190.950) on the road. Florida defeated Georgia (198.05-196.70) But Caquatto has not gotten a chance to practice too for Kentucky or any of Floridas competitors. She still battles with really sore and severe shin splints, Faehn said. So were really careful with her in limiting her training and limiting her pounding. Faehn said Caquatto does soft landings in all her practices. Im able to make that transition from soft landmeet situations, Caquatto said. Faehn guessed Caquatto only practices her full Continue reading this story online at alligatorSports. org.Sophomore hopes to make impact despite being limited by injuriesAlligator File Photo UF Gymnastics


Patric Young said he approached his senior teammate when he was at the line and gave him some scenario. I just went up to him, and I said, 86 in a row, Young said. He said, Yeah, youre right. He really shot well (Tuesday). Donovan, in addition to desiring more focus on from his players when shooting beyond the threepoint arc. Floridas leading three-point scorer, Michael Frazier II, has shown he can be one of the Gators most lethal weapons on offense when hes on his game. The sophomore hit 4 of his last 5 threes against Missouri to create separation in a tight matchup. However, Frazier has had a trend of starting games slowly from behind the arc, including Tuesday when he began 1 of 7. Donovan said Frazier is not the only one who Dorian Finney-Smith, who is fourth on the team in three-point percentage, also gets too caught up in missed threes like Frazier, which hurts the team on the ensuing possessions, according to Donovan. Its so much of a mental thing with them, Donovan said. You would think that these guys have never gone through missing a shot in their life. It lives with them, it sticks with them. (to say), OK the next one is going to go down. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffTaylor Schwarz swings at the ball during Floridas 4-2 victory against Mississippi State on April 6, 2013, at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Schwarz drove in three runs and was hit by two pitches during Floridas 10-3 win against USF on Thursday in Tampa. Schwarz drew a hit by pitch to start a 7-run rally in the fourth inning. Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffKayla Lewis attempts a free-throw shot during Floridas 75-67 win against Alabama on Jan. 30 in the OConnell Center. Lewis notched a double-double against Arkansas. Gators win on boards in six-point defeat to Razorbacks Williams ended up fouling out with 3:41 remaining in the game. The fouls were a bit of an issue, but weve got to adjust to the way the game is being called, Butler said. The fouls were not as big of a hurdle as the turnovers. For the game, the Gators committed 25 turnovers the second most they have committed this season and found themselves with a minus-13 turnover margin. half didnt help matters much for Florida, either. Nor did going on a seven-minute scoring drought late in the second half. After three strong shooting performances leading up to the game at Arkansas, Florida regressed mightily on Thursday night, shooting from three-point range. The Gators offensive leaders on the night were Lewis and senior Jaterra Bonds, who scored 14 points a piece on a combined 10 for 17 shooting. The rest of the team went only 8 for 31. They play really smart personnel, Butler said. Tonight, they just set back in a zone and let us shoot ourselves in the foot. We just really werent aggressive at getting seams and really trying to make plays that we worked on for the past two days. They just imposed their style on us. Although the Gators were sloppy on offense, the defense was a bright spot. Ironically, Florida outrebounded Arkansas 43-30 a rare feat for the small Gators. Lewis led the team with 10 boards en route to a double-double. Bonds was second to Lewis with nine rebounds, and Williams followed with seven. The Gators also held the Razorbacks to a But the turnovers ultimately did Florida in. The Gators loss to the Razorbacks could haunt them in the coming weeks in regards to earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament. After Arkansas loss at home to Auburn a team that Florida beat by 18 points almost two weeks ago Florida was the favorite to win on Thursday. Now, the Gators enter the gauntlet of their schedule to close out the season. Four of their Floridas next game is against No. 15 Kentucky on Sunday in the OConnell Center. The Gators upset the Wildcats earlier this season in Kentucky, but that achievement is essentially deemed meaningless, as Florida beat Arkansas earlier this season as well. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. W-HOOPS, from page 13First baseman plated three runs in winbases for Florida. Sophomores Kelsey Stewart and Kirsti Merritt followed up with back-to-back singles, bringing in three runs to give Florida a 4-1 lead. with a 7-1 lead after hits by junior Lauren Haeger and Schwarz drove in three runners. Schwarz led the team with three RBIs. In the pitching circle, senior Hannah Rogers pitched her 82nd complete game for Florida and won her 98th career game, the second-highest win total in UFs history. After giving up a home run to South Floridas the Lake Wales native only gave up six additional hits while striking out six batters in the contest. While Rogers had a dominating performance, South Florida struggled in the circle, as Nevins, Sam Greiner and Karla Claudio walked a compitches. The three pitchers struggled with their command throughout the game. Schwarz and Merritt were each hit two times while McLean, Haeger and Tofft drew two walks each in the contest. Floridas trip to Tampa will extend through the weekend as it starts the USF Wilson-DeMarini Tournament today. UF will play a double-header, facing Illinois State at 11 a.m. and Wisconsin at 1:15. SOFT, from page 13 HOOPS, from page 13Frazier starting games slowly Youve got to have enough internal Billy DonovanUF coach


IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5After a brief break in the schedule, Florida is ready to continue its winning streak. Beginning today, the topseeded No. 2 Gators (4-0) will compete in a three-day tournament at the National Team Indoors in Charlottesville, Va. They play 14th-ranked host Virginia (3-0) in the opening round. Coming off a road win at Baylors indoor facility, Florchances this weekend. I actually told the team after playing at Baylor that I felt really good about this team playing indoors, coach Roland Thornqvist said. Some years, Ive had some butterhad to move in to play, but this team is different. They like hitting the ball. They like playing shorter points. In past years, Florida has relied on its athleticism to beat teams outside in the humid weather, playing longer matches to tire their opponents. However, practicing in the teams indoor facility has cently. Thornqvist hopes the trend continues. Its nice to have our own indoor facility, Thornqvist said. We hit the ball a little pop, which translates to better play indoors on quicker surfaces. Playing indoors on Saturday, senior Alexandra Cercone hit a milestone, winning her 100th career singles match. She joins senior Olivia Janowicz as the only active Gator to reach the mark and became the 25th player to join the 100-win club in school history. [Alex] has worked very, very hard in her approach and any time you reach the 100-win platform, its remarkable, Thornqvist said. Shes been remarkably consistent throughout her four years here. Cercone and the Gators will compete alongside the for the National Team Indoors, all of which are ranked in the top 20. Florida will play the fourth dual match of the day at 6:30 p.m. 16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffAlex Cercone prepares for a forehand during Floridas 4-0 win against Louisville on Jan. 25. The Gators will compete at the National Team Indoors this weekend. Gators look to continue hot startFlorida 4-0 this seasonLACROSSE EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_lNo. 4 Florida opens its season against No. 1 North Carolina on Saturday at noon class. In their stead, seniors Cara Canington and Krista Grabher will lead the team loaded with 11 true freshmen into the a day away, freshmen Mollie Stevens and Im so excited, OHaire said. Im really nervous though. I cant believe that it is already happening; I feel like it all happened so fast. Junior All-American Shannon Gilroy has been a part of the welcome committee for the newest additions to the team. The two seniors, Gilroy and the rest of the junior class have been instrumental in making the freshmen feel a part of the team, OHaire said. Gilroy has been a major contributor for Florida, scoring a team-high 52 goals last with 65 points. Florida started its season with a win against North Carolina since the program began in 2010. Florida went on to complete the season 18-3 and 4-1 in the American Lacrosse Conference. I know the past few years weve only had one win against UNC, and ery year and that was last year, Gilroy said. From that game on our momentum just got better and better, so hopefully that will happen again this year. The Tar Heels went 18-3 last season and play, completing the year with the schools Coach Amanda OLeary said her teams matchup against UNC would be a tough game and noted that it just recently lost to the U.S. lacrosse team in double overtime. Theyre a great team, they have tons of talent, theyre fast, and they have experience, OLeary said. Starting off the season with a win would be great for Florida, especially because the team is is so young and expectations are so great, Gilroy said. We lost a core group of girls who had a lot of expectations for themselves, so now I think we have our own expectations that we want to reach, Gilroy said. Starting on Saturday, were just going to go in and play our best no matter the outcome.Inexperienced UF opening season against reigning championsGrabher