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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 Lauren Haeger TEDxUF brings talk of improv, inventions and inspirationThere were seven speakers, pg. 5ww. Members can use student gyms as a replacement, pg 3. Drive-thru Starbucks brewing in Archer Roads futureIt will open in late May, pg 5. 73 /48 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 12 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 96 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014William A. England / Alligator StaffHoop, There It IsUFs Casey Prather throws down a dunk during the Gators 78-69 win over the Crimson Tide on Saturday in the Stephen C. OConnell Center. KATHERINE BROWN and ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Contributing WritersFor the month of February, students have a new alternative to pay for Krishna Lunch. This years annual Bateman Case Study Competition, hosted by the Public Relations Students Society of America, has UF students rolling out a Whats Your POPPING POINT campaign. It is designed to increase the popularity of a new person-to-person payment service, Popmoney. In an effort to integrate the new service into the spirit of the university as much as possible, students in the campaign partnered with Krishna Lunch to test run Popmoney for the month, said Jessica Sheldon, a 21-year-old UF public relations senior. Krishna Lunch is a huge part of UFs culture, she said. Part of the instructions in the competition brief was to incorporate the culture of the university. The service works via the Popmoney website or application on a smartphone or tablet and allows anyone with an Internet connection to pay for his or her lunch without needing to Students want UF popping dollars A UF EXPERT SAID PEOPLE ARE GLAD TO KNOW THEYRE NOT ALONE. JADE CASTROAlligator Contributing WriterIf cramming for midterms has you tearing your hair out, it might be time to call the stressed-out study buddy whos suffering right there with you. A new study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science found that going through an anxiety-inducing situation with someone else who is just as worried about the situation can actually reduce a persons own stress level. I think often people feel like theyre the only one who feels something, feels a certain way, said Linda Lewis, a mental health counselor at UFs Counseling & Wellness Center. Its very comforting and helpful to know that youre not the only one. To study this phenomenon, researchers from the University of Southern California, University of Leuven and University of California, Santa Barbara, told participants they were to give a speech, and then researchers partnered participants based on how scared they were of public speaking. Misery loves company: People who stress together feel better ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgThe states denial of the City of Gainesvilles request to use the Reitz Union as an early voting center for next months municipal elections is drawing criticism locally. The Reitz is a voting precinct for county, state and national elections. City Commissioner Thomas Hawkins said the state legislature provided a very narrow range of places that are eligible. Although one of them sounds it did not, he said. Hawkins said locations for early voting are the Millhopper Branch Library and the supervisor of elections I dont think that anyone is intentionally trying to ostracize students, he said, but thats the effect of it. On Nov. 6, 2012, the day of the national elections, 3,432 ballots were cast at the Reitz Union voting precinct. In a statement released Friday, Howard Simon, American Civil Liberties Union of Florida executive director, said the ACLU is already looking into whether this attack on the voting rights of University of Florida students can also be challenged. UF Student Body President Christina Bonarrigo said Student Government supports early voting for students and having a location closer to campus. However, we understand there are state rules that govern elections, and were being cognizant of where (we can) and where we cannot have early voting locations, she said. State rejects Reitz Union as an early voting centerSEE STRESS, PAGE 4CAMPUSSEE POP, PAGE 4 Part of the instructions in the competition brief was to incorporate the culture of the university.Jessica SheldonUF public relations senior Some surmise Gov. Scott wants to oppress student voters I dont think that anyone is intentionally trying to ostracize students, but thats the effect of it.Thomas Hawkinscity commissioner


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, FEBRUARY 10, 2014FORECAST FRIDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 68/43 PARTLY CLOUDY 61/41 THURSDAY THUNDER STORMS 74/48 WEDNESDAY SUNNY 73/48 SUNNY 76/53 TUESDAY TODAY VOLUME 108 ISSUE 96 Catholic Student Fellowship The fellowship meets every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. in the lounge of St. Augustines Catholic Student Center, 1738 W. University Ave., for praise and worship, prayer, faith sharing, fellowship and guest speakers. This week, Katherine Dunnigan, a UF biomedical engineering senior, will speak about living out your faith on a secular campus, followed by worship with Catholic Gators Praise Band. Global Health Case Competition 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. This is a great opportunity to get more involved in the global health community and obtain leadership experience in international health. Find out more about the Global Health Case Competition and opportunities for involvement by emailing 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 HAPPENINGYoga at Hillel is back Hillel is hosting a yoga class from 7 to 8 p.m. to give students a chance to take a break from the week and relax. Please bring your own mat or towel to UF Hillel for a free yoga session. Contact Paige at with any questions. Voices from Syria: survivors speak out Five survivors of large-scale massacres in Syria will share their stories and first-hand accounts today as part of a nationwide tour. Three of the speakers were survivors of two chemical weapon attacks on the outskirts of Damascus. The event will be held at the Reitz Union Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the event begins at 7:30. This event is cosponsored by the Arabic Cultural Association at UF and UF Amnesty International. LGBT Affairs anniversary LGBT Affairs at UF will be hosting Karen Graves as the keynote speaker for the organizations 10-year anniversary Thursday at 7 p.m. at Ustler Hall Atrium. She will discuss her work on documenting the Johns Committees purge of LGBT staff in Floridas university system beginning in 1956 and her book on the matter And They Were Wonderful Teachers: Floridas Purge of Gay and Lesbian Teachers. Gator Wesley Love campaign Gator Wesley will be tabling on the Plaza of the Americas this week, asking the question What is Love? Stop by for free candy, a chance to answer the question, make your own buttons and write cards to elderly people in Gainesville. 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 the Archer Community Center from 2 to 3 p.m. Student orgs needed for RecSports photo shoots RecSports is looking for UF student organizations to volunteer as models for photo shoots promoting the departments group services, including activities with Lake Wauburg, competitive sports, fitness and more. They are looking for organization members who will sport smiling faces and their clubs T-shirts while participating in one of the activities guided by RecSports marketing leaders, photographers and videographers. To volunteer your organization, contact Hayden Manuel at haydenm@recsports.ufl. edu. Register for Three 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 dissertations to a nontechnical audience in three minutes or less. Preliminary heats will be held in March to determine finalists for the grand finale event on April 3. Along with helping graduate students hone their communication and presentation skills, winners will be awarded cash prizes. For more information and to register, please visit This competition is open to international students. Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs opens Saturday 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 fascinating history of dogs, their connection with wolves and what makes them mans best friend. UF students with valid Gator 1 Cards receive free admission. Screening of movie about restorative justice and peace workshop Peace Alliance and River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding will host a series of free events. The first is a film screening of the documentary Unlikely Friends: The Bold Choice of Using Restorative Justice in our Criminal Justice System, on Feb. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Civic Media Center, 433 South Main St. The film documents victims of crimes who, through forgiveness, compassion and willingness to understand, become friends with their perpetrators. The second event will be an advocacy and grassroots organizing workshop called Peacebuilding, Politics and People Power: Making Progress Together. It will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Cymplify, 5408 NW 8th Ave. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Be a part of something BIG GIVE B LOOD.Over 1,000 people gathered to form one of the largest human blood drop Matthew Martyr / Alligator StaffShooooting in the RainThe UF Collegiate Veterans Society held the Red, White, and Pull: Gator Warrior Project charity event CAMPUS BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff UF faculty fitness center to close A COMPANY HOPES TO DEVELOP A BLOOD TEST THAT CAN DETECT KATHRYN ALLABENAlligator Contributing Writer County award to fund concussion research


carry cash or a credit card. By setting up a free person-to-person account, users can send and receive money without giving the other party their banking information. Sending money incurs a 95-cent fee, but receiving money is free. Customers of certain banks, such as PNC and SunTrust, do not have to pay the fee, Sheldon said. Krishna Lunch, which already accepts payments in the form of cash and credit cards, welcomed the new payment system, said Caitanya Long, the vice president of Krishna House and Krishna Lunch cashier. An added incentive to using Popmoney for Krishna Lunch is that it does not cost the organization anything, unlike Square, the current credit card reading service used by Krishna Lunch. Square keeps a percentage of each transaction, meaning that using a credit card to buy Krishna Lunch comes with a 14-cent upcharge for the customer. A frequent customer of Krishna Lunch, Patrick Joseph, a 21-year-old UF family, youth and community sciences and criminology senior, said he would use the new service. The line doesnt get long enough usually where that would be completely necessary, he said, but that would be pretty cool. In addition to offering Popmoney at Krishna Lunch, students working on the campaign are hosting a Guinness World Record-breaking attempt on Feb. 25 in the Reitz ballroom, said Gillian Stoney, a 21year-old UF public relations senior. She said as a team, they hope to break the record for the most people popping bubble wrap at the same time. 4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffTodd Kozlowski, a 21-year-old UF physics and astronomy junior, warms up for the foil competition in the 48th annual Green Gator Fencing Tournament with Timothy Kierzkowski, a 20-year-old Georgia Tech math junior, this weekend. EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Contributing WriterWith one arm outstretched, he danced alone. His music was the clanging of blades, his choreography the steps and leaps of a ration for a duel. The lone fencer was one of 250 people preparing to fence in the 48th annual Green Gator Fencing Tournament, the largest threeweapon tournament in Florida, which was held this weekend at Southwest Recreation Center. The UF fencing club, which hosted the event, set limits on the number of pre-registered parevents history due to the buildings limited capacity. The tournament was open to all ages and allowed for competition with three different types of weapons: the foil, pe and saber. It was absolutely terrifying, said Todd Kozlowski, a 21-yearold UF physics and astronomy junior and the organizer of the tournament. Only 86 showed up out of the 103 pre-registered (for the foil event), but it still far exceeded our expectations. Joseph Cohen, 68, from Philadelphia, returned to fence in the tournament this year after winGators foil competition in 1966. He said he was impressed with the tournaments growth. one, the highest competition was a C-ranked fencer, and there were maybe 20, 25 people in the competition, said Cohen. And now I come down here and see maybe 100 people in one event theres a fairly high caliber of fencing going on here. Madison-Lynn Haughie, who collected results and organized the direct elimination aspect of the tournament as head of Bout Committee, said she enjoyed the tournament despite working as administration. I get really excited seeing the bouts and the adrenaline, said the 20-year-old UF national resource conservation and telecommunication junior. It makes me wish I was fencing. LOCAL LEADERS ENCOURAGE IT. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WriterToday is the last day to register to vote in the March 11 City of Gainesville elections. People who are already registered voters can update their information online at A city residential address is required. First-time voters must turn in paperwork to the downtown located at 111 SE First Ave. The paperwork can be partially com and printed. It must be postmarked today to meet the deadline. Mayor Ed Braddy said students shouldnt disregard the opportunity to participate in city elections. We encourage students to think of Gainesville as their community just like everyone elses, he said. Katy Melchiorre, president of Alachua County Young Republicans, agreed. Student vote could really decide the election, she said. UF College Democrats President Lauren Nickoloff said some call students transient, but we represent students who are going to be here in the future. GATOR GRADS BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff WriterA UF alumnus company is taking the stress out of gift giving. Founded in 2013, Blind Surprise allows users to treat themselves to a surprise gift every month or purchase a surprise gift for a friend. Before purchasing a monthly subscription out a questionnaire that details their interests or the interests of a friend. That questionnaire is then used to help select a custom gift box Josh Ludin, 24-year-old Blind Surprise cofounder and UF graduate, said the gifts are made by artists and cannot be found at a local store. A lot of them are from Etsy or marketplaces like that, he said. You cant buy these gifts at like Target or Wal-Mart. Each month, Blind Surprise gift boxes featain up to three gifts worth about $30. Past gift boxes have included personalized wine tumblers and jewelry. If a subscriber does not like a Blind Surprise gift, they will be able to exchange it. The company currently has about 230 subscriptions a month. Ali Kitenplon, Blind Surprise co-founder, said the company is also looking to cater to businesses in the future. Everyone loves gifts and surprises, but not everyone knows what to get for someone else, she said. Gift boxes are then wrapped and sent to the recipient along with a card and information about the gift creators. Gifts are typically shipped out at the start of each month or on Katie Fry, a 20-year-old UF exploratory sophomore, said Blind Surprise is a very creative concept for gift giving. she said. POP, from page 1Sending money costs 95 centsTaking classes together can helpParticipants were allowed to deliberate with their partners before giving individual speeches. After the speeches, researchers found that participants who worked with a partner felt less anxious in a stress hormone called cortisol. Lewis said grouping people who are undergoing similar experiences and stressors is the basis for many successful counseling programs. It is a common practice in mental health treatment, she said. Stephanie Blitz, a 20-year-old UF criminology and psychology junior, said she prefers to take classes with stress out together. Its like the old German saying schadenfreude you kind of get pleasure from seeing someone do worse than you, she said. Somebody gets your struggles. However, while working with others might reduce stress for some individuals, Lewis said coping mechanisms are different for everyone. Amanda Novatnack, a 21-year-old UF psychology junior, said working in a group setting stresses her out even more. I actually hate studying with people, she said. I get intimidated by people who grasp things faster than I do. Regardless of their preferred method of dealing with stress, students should be proactive about conquering anxiety, Lewis said. The Counseling & Wellness Center offers individual counseling, group therapy sessions and online therapy sessions via webcam. Dont just wallow in your own stress and anxiety, Lewis said. Theres lots of ways to lower your stress, and where you can go. S TRESS, from page 1 Joseph Cohen


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffBertrhude Albert, left, and Priscilla Zelaya speak at TEDxUF on Saturday in the University AuditoCAMPUS BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writerbdupuy@alligator.orgFormaldehyde Flower sashayed across the stage and teasingly hid her corseted frame behind purple feather fans in the University Auditorium this weekend. For this years TEDxUF crowd of about 600 people, 10 a.m. was not too early for a Mischievous Madams Burlesque Troupe performance. independently organized TED event at UF. TEDxUF is based off the largerscale Technology Entertainment and Design conferences where speakers share their ideas and stories with mass audiences. The tagline is ideas worth spreading. Seven speakers took the stage Saturday to share their personal stories and discuss issues ranging from 3-D mapping to helping Haiti. I loved seeing how the talks connected together and how they each touched on the similar bigger theme of intersection, said Jessica Watson, a 21-year-old UF public relations senior and TEDxUF public relations director. The event, sponsored by UF Honors Program, UF Student Government and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Warrington College of Business Administration, also featured a TEDxUF Lab full of booths displaying various innovations. UF Mad Scientists President Genevieve Comeau said the displays provided a way for people to share ideas with one another. We wanted to bring science to people who wouldnt normally be exposed to it, she said. Its important to showcase knowledge. The event also showed online videos of speakers from Maria Carters conversation on embracing discomfort captured everyones attention, said Luca Baglioni, a 20-year-old UF management sophomore. Carter spoke about how she has coped with a rare form of cancer for that she would rather die than have surgery. Her message was appealing to everybody, Baglioni said. You can really relate to her as a person. The whole event exceeded my expectations.TEDxUF brings talk of improv, inventions and inspiration SARA WILDERAlligator Contributing WriterBarefoot children, loud noises and broken boards would seem like a nightmare to most businesses, but that is exactly what Gainesvilles newest martial arts studio wanted. PRO Martial Arts Gainesville held an open house for its grand opening Saturday to give the community a taste of what classes and lessons are offered. The studio is part of a national program and is one of several martial arts studios in the city. The programs grandmaster created a version of Korean martial arts formed by combining three types of karate: taekwondo, tang soo do and hapkido, said PRO Martial Arts Gainesville owner Bill Wright. The instructors will also be teaching their students about moral lessons during their classes, which are available for all ages. We are teaching life skills through the tagline of marital arts: building character for a lifetime, Wright said. When looking for instructors, Wright said, he picked candidates who could would work well with kids. Parent Jackie Sarviwas said she thought he succeeded. They are very good with children, Sarviwas said. You can see they know how to bring them out of their shell. Sarviwas is the mother of 4-year-old Darwin, who is part of a long line of shy family members. He was shying away from the activities when the open house started but was soon jumping over a noodle then landing in a pose that made it seem like he on the mat, left arm straightened out to the side and body in a lunge to the right. Along with the physical aspect of martial arts, instructors will emphasize the importance of respect in their lessons, said chief instructor Corey Sparks. The students are withheld from progressing if they dont follow the respect and discipline rules, Sparks said. Students are not given their white belts until they have proven and demonstrated they are learning these skills. With respect we want to teach them how to respect and not necessarily that said. New martial arts studio combines three types of karate ASHLEY KOBZAAlligator Contributing WriterUF students will soon have an uncommon opportunity. Accent Speakers Bureau and Black History Month are bringing actor, singer and musician Common to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Thursday. Accent chairman Daniel Landesberg said he thinks the show will appeal to everyone. Common is an actor, philanthropist, rapper, the 21-year-old UF telecommunication senior said. Hes a cool guy, interesting person and an entertainer. The artist will be speaking, performing songs and holding a Q-and-A session. Common will be paid $38,000, which Landesberg said the artist might donate. Landesberg said Common will be talking about his experiences as a black man, the causes he believes in and probably the entertainment industry. Students can pick up two free tickets per Gator 1 Card starting at noon Wednesday at the Phillips Center box The remaining tickets will be distributed to the general public at 5 p.m. Thursday. Marlene Azer, a 20-year-old UF psychology sophomore, said she saw Common perform on MTV for Black History Month. Hes a powerful person, she said. He can grab peoples attention.Common to speak, perform Thursday at Phillips Center CHRISTIAN COOPERAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville Starbucks customers can drive through for their brew starting in a few months. Butler Plaza announced in January the opening of a new Starbucks with a drive-thru, expected to open in late May next to Which Wich, Gigis Cupcakes and BurgerFi. It will be the second Starbucks on Southwest Archer Road but the only one with a drive-thru. The current Starbucks location next to Panera Bread and Moes is listed for lease online. Butler Enterprises spokeswoman Kristin Mamula wrote in an email that the plaza wanted to give shoppers more than one choice to get their coffee. They can relax on the outside patio or never leave their car, she said. Just down the street from the site of the future Starbucks is Bay Islands Coffee, a small drive-thru stand in the middle of a parking lot. Its been open since 1997 and was the only drive-thru coffee shop in Butler Plaza, but general manager Jayme Brockman said the new store wont affect his business. Brockman said that there is already a drivethru Dunkin Donuts across the street, so he doesnt see the competition increasing at all. Brockman said his store has local appeal. Tim Chong, a 22-year-old UF biochemistry senior, said the convenience is appealing, but he doesnt see the need for two Starbucks locations so close on Archer Road. My go-to place has been the drive-thru at Dunkin, but if I can skip the long lines at said. Its odd to think theres a Starbucks right across the street, though.Drive-thru Starbucks brewing in the future for Archer Road Our customers can have an option on how they would like to enjoy their Starbucks experience they can relax on the outside patio or never leave their car.Butler Enterprises spokeswomanIt emphasizes respect, rules We are teaching life skills through the tagline of marital arts: building character for a lifetime.Bill Wrightowner


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.Please, please, please dont ever drive drunkD 92 TOTAL VOTES38% YES 62% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Had you heard of Tiffany Sessions before this week? Todays question: Should the Reitz Union be an early voting precinct?Real talk: Valentines Day sex isnt special Robyn Smith is a UF journalism sophomore. Her columns appear on Mondays. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Robyn


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 Is Gov. Rick Scott so concerned about his chances at reelection that his appointees need to prevent early voting on UFs campus? After the Floridas Division of Elections announced last week that the Reitz couldnt be an early voting location for Gainesvilles upcoming municipal elections, it certainly appears that way. According to the Division of Elections, the Reitz doesnt voting location. Apparently, it needs to be either a convention center or a governmentowned community center. In the eyes of the state, the Reitz just doesnt qualify. The last time I checked, UF is a public university, and Reitz holds conventions, so how exactly does the facility not meet the proper criteria? Lets face it: This is all about politics and far more than the upcoming municipal elections. This is about Scotts chances at winning re-election. While the decision affecting the Reitz only applies to the city elections, one could presume that the Division of Elections will apply the same logic to the falls gubernatorial election. Regardless of its motivations, the early voting decision is just one more attempt by the Scott administration to suppress voters, now and especially in November. Creating roadblocks that block young people from voting in a Democratic-leaning city like Gainesville would certainly improve Scotts tenuous path to re-election. Scotts no fool. Hes seen his poll numbers, and as of today, theyre not particularly good. Last week, the Bob Graham Center at UF released a poll that shows Scott trailing former Gov. Charlie Crist by seven points. The election is just fewer than nine months away, but those are lousy numbers for an incumbent governor. If youre struggling to tread water with the voters, whats the best way to ensure victory on Election Day? Keep people from voting. In 2012, Floridians spent hours upon hours waiting in line to vote, which was due in part to a law pushed by Republicans to tamper Democratic turnout, especially during early voting periods. As a result, about 200,000 Floridians decided not to vote. Jim Greer the former Republican Party of Florida chairman admitted to the Palm Beach Post that changes to early voting were necessary to help Republican candidates and prevent Democrats from casting ballots. So, let me get this straight: To keep Democrats from winning in 2012, Republicans pulled this trick in 2012 and still managed to lose the state to President Obama and now the Reitz decision? It may have nothing to do with politics, and I could be a paranoid Democrat looking to accuse Republican boogeymen of voter suppression, but the evidence is fairly damning. The Division of Elections owes a real explanation to UF and residents of Gainesville regarding why the Reitz isnt an acceptable early voting location because we all know its reasoning is garbage. Sadly, thats the trouble with far too many Republican candidates today. They lack appeal to young people, minorities, the LGBT community and numerous other groups, which is making it increasespecially in Florida. Given the changing demographics, its making it increasingly hard for Republicans to compete in Florida and many other parts of the country. As a result, it appears some Republicans have given up broadening their messages and are choosing good oldfashioned voter suppression tactics instead. We saw it in 2011 when Republicans passed a massive law that was aimed at keeping thousands of Floridians from voting and to keep President Obama from winning in 2012 and theyre at it again, this time focused squarely on UF and Gainesville. UF has a very strict policy on cheating. Perhaps its time we have a similar one for those who try to keep registered voters from casting a ballot. Joel Mendelson is a UF grad student in political campaigning. His columns appear on Mondays.Voter suppression machine targets UFColumn Joel Ever since the Internet came to be, we have been told not to be ignorant of its dangers. While the most familiar warnings are about creepers and pedophiles prowling, most people are also warned about future employers. However, I feel like some are ignoring the real horror of the Internet: excessive sharing. The reason for our fear should be that excessive sharing leads to loss of brain cells for the observing public. Interestingly enough, after years of scrolling through social media, I have found these inappro1. The Mama Drama We all have dysfunctional families. To say that a normal family exists would be like saying unicorns are real however much we would like these things to exist, they dont. When someone goes online and rants about his or her mothers brothers second cousin twice removed who committed some heinous act to society, I want whack them over the head with an etiquette book and maybe grab a bag of popcorn. Ultimately, these posts are like dirty laundry being left out. Putting your dirty laundry online is tacky, and it stinks up the Internet with the smell of mildew and desperation. Put your problems in the dryer like a normal person. 2. The Disneys We cannot forget the would-be Disney princes and princesses of social media. These whippersnappers have everything on their side: love, youth and, most importantly, each other. Now that the fairy tale is gone, the reality sets in. The Disneys will post their tumultuous love online for the world to see, thus taking away the validity of their relationship. Their relationship status will bounce from Single to In a relationship to Its complicated to Married in the span of a single hour. The Disneys are a culture of teenyboppers who are more indecisive than Texas weather. 3. The Proud Parent There are several ways in which mothers overly share information about their children. The main way is uploading so many pictures of their children that they could create a stop-motion animation from them. The child isnt even doing anything interesting in these documented pictures most of the time the baby is just lying there. Know the demographic. In addition, I am so happy that you are so happy that your infant went No. 2, but I could not possibly care any less. If I cared any less, I would be a honey badger. Filter the excessive postings of the child, and I 4. The Instigator marshmallows for boxing gloves. This person seeks confrontation in the most passive way possible. It begins with a vague yet obviously intended for one person post where the person addresses the anger he or she feels for a particular person. After followers of the Instigator question What happened? or Who did that? this person will typically follow up with an excruciatingly long status in which they will explain this particular dramatic situation with extensively tacky detail. This incident usually ends in one of two ways: either the Instigator completes the post by tagging this opponent so that they may see, or the unseen opponent emerges from the sidelines to defend himself or herself, aiding in making the situation even tackier. 5. The Spiritual One So before everyone begins grabbing their pitchforks and religious reference books of choice to hurl at my face hear me out. I have absolutely no problem when someone expresses his or her religious beliefs. However, I do have an issue with individuals making a wish list online and ending it with amen. for me. (Insert extended list of problems.) I would really love it if you would grace me with your love and $500 I really need to make rent this month. Also, if you could send me a man to snuggle and play with, that would be great. Religious entities are not Santa Claus. This person is not praying to God. They are searching for attention and for someone to comment and say, Im keeping you in my prayers. The crazy thing is that the Spiritual Ones followers eat this up more quickly than festive cookies. God is not more likely to answer your prayers if you include an emoticon with two hands clasped together in a prayer following the post. Please dont throw holy water on me. So the next time that you are thinking about posting a tweet, Facebook status or Instagram photo, think of the people who have to see what you post. Have mercy on them. Common types of Internet oversharersUWireUWire


8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffCutting Edge Feb. 9, 2009 UF students may have paid for credits they already earned in high school because the university said it didnt know it was violating a statewide regulation. from what believed was policy. About 3,200 students ized for failing to implement the policy. Feb. 10, 2003 He needs two other components that would be hard STEVEN KATONALIFESTYLE EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Contributing WriterIn a region of churches and congregations, Florida has taken a step back from organized reli gion. A recently released Gallup poll found that about 29 percent of seldom or never attend religious services. trast with Floridas geographic neighbors, as 10 out of the 11 most religious states are in the South, according to poll results. David Hackett, a UF associate professor of religion, said the con trast in the strength of religious and other Southerners did not come as a surprise. Florida has never been a South ern state. Florida has always been said. People come here from the Northeast or South America. Its Hackett said the mobility of Floridians is a primary cause for With their willingness to move around from place to place comes a separation from the religions of tradition a movement away from organized religion and to health science freshman, said al tion with any religion, she doesnt necessarily see herself as agnostic or atheist. Id like there to be a god, but Despite the high percentage of Floridians who have turned away from organized religion, many still engage in traditional religious practices, said Kenneth Wald, a UF political science professor. A lot of people identify themselves by thinking that to be religious means to belong to When you actually discuss their religious behavior, they do things that are traditionally religious UF Jewish studies freshman, said without his faith. He said as far as he can remem ber, no one in his family has left the Jewish faith. Ive never really had any Poll shows about one-third of Floridians identify as non-religious THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ing coach and a seamstress are on display for the world at the Sochi Olympics. Seamstress Dawn Impera tore and coach Jim Peterson designed and constructed 12 costumes to be worn by three skating pairs who train at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Com Peterson coaches U.S. skat ers Nathan Bartholomay and Felicia Zhang as well as Da vid King and Stacey Kemp of Great Britain. Imperatore also created costumes for Canadi ans Rudi Swiegers and Paige Lawrence. bune reports Peterson selects the music, choreographs rou tines and helps Imperatore with costume design. He recently sat in a small sewing room above the ice rink for hours, meticulously securing 1,440 crystals to the costume with a toothpick and glue. Hes very, very talent ed, and he leaves nothing to Imperatore, who started sewing when she was 9 years old, has spent more than 200 hours on the 12 Olympic cos tumes. She even takes them home and washes them because the solvent used at the dry clean ers will dissolve the glue used on the costumes. think the same costumes that were recently drying on her shower rod at home will be viewed by millions around the world. need to match the music and enough to hold up to rigorous wear. Points are deducted if something falls off a costume. Im not like these com says. I do it because I love Florida seamstress, coachs Olympic costumes dazzle in Sochi The polls top 10 most religious states 1. Mississippi 2. Utah 3. Alabama 4. Louisiana 5. South Carolina 6. Tennessee 7. Georgia 8. Arkansas 9. North Carolina 10. Oklahoma JULIANNE HUHNAlligator Contributing WriterResearchers from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at UF have discovered the genetic cause of citrus canker, a contagious disease caused by bacteria that in fects citrus trees and makes them lose their fruit and leaves early, which may lead to a cure. Jeff Jones, a UF professor in plant pathology, and his assistant Yang Hu were part of the team that discovered the gene that cit rus canker bacteria, Xanthomonas citri, targets. We have now found the sus Hu said. are ways to modify the susceptible gene that will make more citrus resistant to Xanthomonas and re lated bacteria, he said. ers who want their crops to look presentable, said Matthew Salois, economic and market research di rector for the Florida Department of Citrus. Hu said canker, though highly contagious, is mostly controlled in Florida.UF researchers discover cause of citrus disease He eats, drinks and seamstress


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Sam comes outThe New York Times reported that Mizzou defensive end football player to publicly announce he is gay.UF gymnast Bridget Sloan notched her second perfect score of the season on Friday. Read the story on page 16.Injury ends linemans careerThe Moultrie (Ga.) Observer reported that nagging shoulder injuries caused redshirt freshman Octavius Jackson to end his career. Jackson told the Observer he would become a student assistant with UF. William A. England / Alligator StaffScottie Wilbekin drives the ball down the court during Floridas 78-69 win against Alabama on Saturday in the GAME WAS TIED AT HALF TIME. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynBy the end of No. 3 Floridas 78-69 win over Alabama on Saturday coach Billy Donovan didnt need many words to describe his teams defense. I thought we were bad the whole game, Donovan grumbled. Despite the Gators (21-2, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) ninepoint victory, they struggled to contain the Crimson Tides (914, 3-7 SEC) Trevor Releford, whose 25 points were the most against Florida since Kansas Andrew Wiggins dropped 26 in the OConnell Center on Dec. 10. helped Bama lead by seven with was the biggest lead by a visiting Florida opponent since Wiggins and his Jayhawks also led by Gators. Coming into Saturdays matchup, Donovan said he wanted to focus on two things to prevent an upset loss at home, where Florida has now won 29 straight. The thing I was most concerned about going into the game was two things: Releford, and obviously my concern didnt do too much because the guy had 25, and the other concern I had was the three-point line, Donovan said. half, which was the most they minutes since visiting Auburn on Jan. 18. The only reason Florida walked off the court at the half tied with Alabama at 36 was because senior Will Yeguete scored six points in just more than two minutes to close out the half. Senior Scottie Wilbekin said the Gators struggled out of the gate because they let off the gas against the Crimson Tide, which Wilbekin said gave its best effort Defense struggles in win against Alabama JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126Lauren Haeger had a tough time against Wisconsin in the sixth inning on Sunday. After striking out seven batters nior right-handed pitcher walked three Wisconsin batters after Nyah Rodman of the game. But Haeger rebounded in the sevno-hitter and a 5-1 victory for No. 4 She was throwing the ball hard, and I thought her location was good, coach Tim Walton said in a release. She looked like she was pitching; she didnt look like she was throwing. I thought she was probably the better of the four pitchers. In the 21st complete game of her Haeger tosses no-no against WisconsinWOMENS BASKETBALL GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisand swept the Wildcats. On Sunday afternoon in the OConnell Center, Florida (17-7, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) defeated No. 15 Kentucky (17-6 5-5 SEC) for the second time in as many games this season, 8680. Really proud of the way that we played, coach Amanda Butler said. The intangibles were things that separated us today. We maintained a steady level of congoing to be good and we were going to make our plays, whatever that meant for each individual. Big second-half performances from Kayla Lewis, January Miller and Lily Svete were integral in the Gators victory, as they scored a combined 40 of Floridas 46 second-half points. Miller led the team with 20 points. Her consecutive three-point plays early in the second half fueled Florida to a 14-point lead with 16:13 remaining in the game. Jan had big, big minutes, hit big shots, Butler said. She was someone we could really rely on today offensively. Miller has a penchant for drawing fouls, thanks to her aggressive drives to the basket coupled with the occasional shot from beyond the arc. Growing up, I was used to drawing a lot the play. The three-pointers help to mix it up because they dont know what youre going to do. Something Kentucky knew Florida would Florida sweeps KentuckySEE W -HOOPS, P A GE 13 SEE SOFT, P A GE 13 SEE HOOPS, P A GE 13Butler UF Sof tball The thing I was most concerned about going into the game was two things: Releford, and obviously my concern didnt do too much because the guy had 25, and the other concern I had was the three-point line.Billy DonovanUF coach


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 13Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffLauren Haeger pitches during Floridas win against Mississippi State on Apr. 6, 2013, at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Alligator File PhotoJanuary Miller drives toward the net during Floridas 87-69 win against Auburn on Jan. 26 in the OConnell Center. Miller led Florida with 20 points against Kentucky in an 86-80 win on Sunday. Gators off to perfect start to seasoncareer, Haeger tied her career high by notching 11 strikeouts against Wisconsin (2-2). The Peoria, Ariz., native has 18 strikeouts and a 1.08 ERA in 13 innings this season. Florida followed its victory against Wisconsin by shutting out nings to cap its sweep at the USF Wilson-DeMarini Tournament. I thought that as a team, we played pretty well together, Walton said. You really cant get too Six wins was the goal and thats what we were able to accomplish. Freshman Delanie Gourley, making her second career start, held the Wildcats (0-5) to one hit in four innings pitched while striking In the three games she played in during the tournament, including Floridas 9-4 win against No. 5 Michigan in extra innings on Saturday, the left-handed pitcher struck out 12 batters and only walked two on her way to starting her collegiate career with two wins and a save. The Gators (6-0) scored all eight of their runs against the Wildcats during the second inning. Senior Stephanie Tofft, who was hitting just .083 before she stepped up to the plate against Bethune-Cookstart the Gators rally. Sophomore Kelsey Stewart led the team with four RBIs on Sunday, hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning against Wisconsin and a two-RBI single against Bethune-Cookman. The second baseman logged a USF Softball Field. The Gators leave Tampa after winning their games by a combined score of 40-13. Sophomore Taylor Schwarz, .266, leads Florida batters who have at least 10 at-bats with a .500 batting average, eight RBIs and two home runs. Sophomore Aubree Munro also had a breakout weekend in Tampa. The Brea, Calif., native leads the team with three doubles while hitting .400 and seven RBIs. After playing six straight games on the road, Florida will play its facing Jacksonville University at 6 p.m. Despite the teams strong performance, Walton believes the team has room for improvement as the season moves along. The biggest question marks for me as a coach is what kind of offense are we going to run and run consistently, Walton said. Even though we scored quite a few runs this weekend, my only frustration was the lack of consistency offensively from our whole team. We had some really special individual efforts, but as a team, I thought that offensively we were just OK. SOFT, from page 12Miller scored 20 pointsdo on Sunday was feed Svete threepoint shots. The Gators did that successfully Svete scored a career-high 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting. You want to think that when youre at home, youre really going to light it up if you get good looks, Butler said. Lily took advantage of that. three-pointers made. Her most crucial shot came with 3:34 left in the three to put Florida ahead 76-72. My job on the team is to get myself open and get ready for shots, Svete said. When my team passes it to me, Im expected to shoot it. I didnt let Added Butler: Everybody wants Lily to shoot when shes open. I loved the resilient attitude that she had. However, the biggest play of the game came when the Gators were on defense. With 1:10 remaining in the game and Florida only up by three, senior Jaterra Bonds took a charge from Kentucky guard Bria Goss that gave the Gators the basketball. Lewis then made a layup with 46 seconds Huge, Butler said of Bonds charge. Without having a chance to say it was the play of the game. The Gators redeemed themselves on Sunday after a poor showing against Arkansas on Thursday. Compared to their 37.5 percent shooting effort against the Razorbacks, the Gators shot an impressive as going 9 for 20 from three-point range against the Wildcats. Maybe we were impacted at Arkansas by not hitting a few (shots) early, Butler said. Today, we came out of the gate and made a couple of offensive about the next thing. Florida enters a mid-week bye with a victory over a ranked opponent in Kentucky. Now, it has ample time to prepare for Sundays matchup against Georgia, which beat UF 68-62 in the OConnell Center three weeks ago. gia back, Svete said. They came in here and beat us at our place, so we want some revenge. W-HOOPS, from page 12Releford hit 4 of 6 three pointers against laboring UF defense Wilbekin added that Florida didnt help its cause any by letting Releford congame. We let him get open, the point guard said. He made some tough ones, but for the threes we lost him and he capitalized. Teams have good nights and their record doesnt always show how good they are. You cant judge a team by its record all the time. Florida, which extended its winning streak to 15 games Saturday, made up for its poor defensive showing by stepping up on offense. since defeating Middle Tennessee State 7959 on Nov. 21, 2013. Wilbekin led his team with 16, but fellow senior Casey Prather was not too far behind. The 6-foot-6 forward, who hasnt scored double digits since Jan. 30 against Mississippi State, played like he did earlier in the game with 15 points. Donovan said Prathers left ankle injury almost took the senior out of the lineup. ing with injuries because anything that limits his full potential frustrates him, Donovan added. But the 18th-year coach left the decision up to Prather, and the senior said he could go. When he knows he can do things Donovan said. Its got nothing to do with him making shots. Its got to do with him moving. When he cant move like he wants to move, I think he knows hes putting our team in jeopardy. And I think that eats him alive and kills him. HOOPS, from page 12


FRESHMAN SCORED FOUR POINTS IN FOUR MINUTES. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickCoach Billy Donovan was unsure Saturday morning if Casey Prather (ankle) would play against Alabama and left the decision in the senior forwards hands. Prather wanted to give it a go. It turns out 3 Gators 78-69 win against the Crimson Tide on Saturday in the OConnell Center, Prather recorded 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, six rebounds, three assists and no turnovers. It was not too bad, Prather said of his minor ankle sprain. For the most part, I didnt really notice it. The 6-foot-6 senior had been dealing with the injury for more than a week and missed a few days of practice last week because of it. Missouri on Tuesday, Prather saw his streak scoring snap. The injury clearly affected his mobility during the contest. When he knows he can do things physisaid. It has nothing to do with him making shots. It has to do with him moving. When he cant move like he wants to move, I think he knows hes putting our team in jeopardy. I think that eats him alive and kills him. But after Saturday, the Gators see Prather returning back to form. His ankle hes still babying that a little bit, senior center Patric Young said. Its not where he would like it to be, but he comes out here and hes still going to play hard. It was good to see him dunk the ball and be explosive. Were going to need that the whole season. Walkers second game: For the second straight contest, Chris Walker did not see sigAnd once again, all of his points came close to the rim. During Floridas victory against Alabama, Walker played only four minutes but scored four points on 2-of-3 shooting and grabbed two rebounds. The freshman forward did not check into Florida debut against Missouri last Tuesday. Walker struggled defending Alabamas big men in the post as Jimmie Taylor and Levi Randolph scored layups off the glass over him during an 8-0 run by the Tide. The Bonifay native was then subbed out at the 7:04 mark. But Walker, who checked into the second made an impact for the Gators during their 17-3 run in the second half that helped them to a 56-44 lead with 10:33 remaining. tipped in a Kasey Hill lob to help the Gators to an eight-point lead. debut against Missouri, Walkers four points came on two alley-oop dunks from Hill passes. Two plays later, Dorian Finney-Smith sent a bounce pass Walkers way for a twoBut at times during Saturday afternoons and confused during some of Floridas offensive sets. Donovan admitted after the game future. This was a hard game for Chris because theyre playing zone, and theres things you want to run against a zone, Donovan said. Hes not all caught up on our zone offense. You get pretty simplistic when hes out there. When they switched and went man-to-man, we put him out there. Against man, he did a pretty good job. But we need some of our younger guys to grow a little bit faster than they are right now. Maybe thats a little bit unfair to them, but that would help our team. 14, ALLIGATOR William A. England / Alligator StaffChris Walker attempts a layup during Floridas 78-69 win against Alabama on Saturday in the OConnell Center. Walker scored four points in four minutes against Bama. Prather plays despite injury; Walker makes minimal impact EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Writer@EmilySCochraneFlorida got off to a shaky start durspring tournament. The Gators shot 298 (+14) Sunday in in Palos Verdes, Calif. and are currently ninth out of 16 teams after Day 1 of the tournament. strokes behind. We got off to a slow start today and Glaser said in a release. The front nine, so we were not able to make up many shots after our start. Palos Verdes veteran Camilla Hedin eighth place. She led her teammates The junior is tied for sixth place with nine other players, including top-ranked Junior Sarah Schober and freshman Maria Torres had moderately successful days on the course, shooting three birdies each to tie each other and six other players for 16th place at one-over (72). Overall, we were not happy with the team score, but there were some positives Glaser said. Camilla, Maria and Sarah had nice rounds and had a bunch of good birdie looks. Redshirt sophomore Katie Mitchell ended the day with a score of 76 (+5), despite hitting a double bogey, while freshman Karolina Vlckova shot a round of 79 (+8) in her Palos Verdes debut. lineup after placing fourth in her seniorseason debut, sits sixth from the bottom of the leaderboard at the end of Day 1 with a score of 82 (+11). Florida will have the chance to improve its place in the standings with two more rounds of competition ahead of it. Despite the slow start, the Gators are petitive and climb the leaderboard. This team is very talented and I see them improving, Glaser said. We hard.UF struggling in CaliforniaLA CROSSE EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_lThere is only one player remaining from Floridas inaugural 2010 class. keeper Cara Canington, who is just one of two seniors that help lead the team of 11 freshman, 10 sophomores and four juniors. Canington put her senior status to good use Saturday. The Bel Air, Md., native highest number of blocks in a game since 2010 when she blocked 14 shots against Johns Hopkins. She allowed only 12 points before coach Amanda OLeary subbed her out of the game with 13:24 remaining. OLeary said Caningtons performance allowed the Gators to stay in the game and kept them only four points away from tying it up at halftime. Although Canington is the only player from the 2010 class still on the team, she is not the only goalkeeper. Sophomore goalkeeper Mary-Sean Wilthat Canington brings to the cage will be helpful for the young Gators as the freshmen OLeary noted the difference in experience between Wilcox and Canington on Saturday after she felt that the goalkeeper position was solid no matter the player. Mary-Sean came in under a really tough situation, OLeary said. I think were really solid there [in goal]. Wilcox made appearances in 11 games in 2013 and totaled 21 saves against 16 goals during her freshman season. However, Wilcoxs career high for saves in a game is six high of 14. Canington did not play during the 2013 season and redshirted.Senior goalkeeper provides leadership during blowoutCanington UF Golf


IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5After ending one streak, the Gators refused to begin a new, less appealing one. On Sunday, No. 2 Florida avoided losing two games in a row a day after its four-game winning streak came to a close.. The Gators beat No. 6 Southern California 4-1 on the third day of the National Team Indoors. The win came against the highest ranked opponent Florida has played this season and increased UFs record to 2-1 in the tournament. I told [the team] that this was about as proud as Ive been of any team, coach Roland Thornqvist said. To be able to make this turnaround, to take ownership of [Saturday] by responding to adversity today, it makes a coach really, really proud. Florida began the match where it has many times this season: struggling slightly in doubles and then dominating singles play. For the fourth time this season, each duo in Floridas doubles pairings consisted of a senior and a freshman. Alex Cercone and Stefani Stojic began doubles play with a 6-2 loss, but Olivia Janowicz and Kourtney Keegan kept the Gators Oyen and Belinda Woolcock were nal set, losing 7-5 and yielding the doubles point to USC. After losing the doubles point a day earlier against Northwestern, the Gators could not overcome the way. But Sunday was a different story. After losing the doubles point, Florida rattled off four straight wins in singles to take the match. Keegan, Cercone, and Brianna Morgan won in straight sets and Janowicz won a close match at the one spot 2-6, 6-4, 10-6. Cercone was credited with the clincher, winning 7-5, 6-1 to capture Floridas sixth win of the season. We talked last night and challenged our team to be more resilient and courageous in their play, Thornqvist said. [Today] was one of those moments where the team could have just folded up and given up, but I have to say this is a top-10 moment for this team to battle back and win four straight singles matches in the way we did against one of the best teams in the country. Entering the National Team Indoors, the Gators knew they had to elevate their doubles play to compete with the talent-level at the match of the tournament against host Virginia 4-2, but it would have lost the doubles point if not for Woolcock and Oyens late rally to win the decider. After falling behind in doubles again against Northwestern on Saturday, Florida could not pull out another comeback and was swept in doubles play. UF went on However, Sundays bounceback win was a huge milestone for the freshman-laden Gators, who have a week off before playing Florida State on Feb. 18. Winning this match in the way we did made coming to this tournament a huge success, Thornqvist said. It could have been a devastating event for us. This team managed to turn this trip into a huge success and Im hoping it will pay huge dividends down the stretch. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffBrianna Morgan swings at the ball during Floridas 4-0 win against Harvard on Jan. 26 at the Ring Tennis Complex. Morgan won her singles match in straight sets against USC on Sunday in Charlottesville, Va.Alligator File PhotoStipe Zunic throws during the Tom Jones Memorial Classic on April 21, 2012. He set a career-best shot-put mark of 18.57 meters on Saturday. TRA CK AND FIELD LAWRENCE LAGUNA Alligator Writer@LagunaLawrence show once again after taking the spotlight during Day 1. door top-10 list, Stipe Zunic tossed for a career-best shot-put performance of 18.57 meters. Zunics throw placed him seventh all-time in Gators history behind John Turco (18.78m) Alongside Zunics career day, junior jumper Marquis Dendy added to the Gators success with a season-best triple jump of 14.69 meters, which beat his mark of 14.46 at the Razorback Invitational on Feb. 1 (Im) pleased because Stipe and Marquis got better this weekend, coach Mike Holloway said in a release. Im proud of coach (Steve) Lemke and coach (Nic) Petersen, who have done a really good job with them. Making his season debut, junior sprinter Dedric in the 200-meter dash, clocking a time of 20.93. With his career-best performance in the 60-meter dash (6.79) Friday, Dukes leaves the VT Elite Meet with two top performances. Holloway said he was pleased with Dukes in his season opener last weekend and feels Dukes is in a good spot so far. The Gators will depart from the VT Elite Meet tic (weight throw), Jared Watkins (pole vault), David Levin (weight throw), Dukes (60m) and Zunic (shot put). In addition, Dendy, Dukes and Ciarra Brewer all turned in season-best performances. Upcoming on the agenda, the Gators will get dium in College Station, Texas, at the Texas A&M Invitational, where the Aggies will host the 2014 Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships. ished fourth. We have some bigger competitions coming down the road, Holloway said Were getting focused on being our best when it counts at the end of the year.Zunic notches career-best shot put at Virginia Tech Elite meetFlorida beats Southern California to end National Team Indoors We have some bigger competitions coming down the road. Were getting focused on being our best when it counts at the end of the year.Mike HollowayUF coach


16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014 Healthcare in your back yard. Healthcare in your back yard. be smart. eat local. Alligator File PhotoBridget Sloan performs on the balance beam during Floridas win against Georgia on Jan. 24 in the OConnell Center. Sloan notched a 10 on the balance beam against Kentucky on Saturday. ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa When Bridget Sloan sets a goal for herself, she achieves it. During Floridas meet against Kentucky on Friday the midway point of the regular season Sloan achieved her goal of landing a perfect 10 on balance beam. She was very serious about getting a 10 on beam, coach Rhonda Faehn said. When she did the routine, we all knew that it was perfect. There was no error. It was such an amazing routine and so worthy of a 10. Sloans 10 on beam has been a long time coming. The sophomore has consistently improved her beam scores since the start of the season with one goal in mind: getting a 10 on what she considers her best event. Sloan started the season with a 9.225 on beam against UCLA, then it was a on Jan. 31, she got the closest shes been this season to a perfect beam with a 9.95. Floor is a good event for me, but Im really pushing for a 10 on beam, Sloan Sloan led Florida 197.175 to 195.450 win against Kentucky. The 1.725 difference is the largest margin Florida has won with so far this season. It was one of those nights, Sloan said. It was like a fairy tale. Sloans mother, father and three older siblings traveled from Indiana and were on hand to witness her historic performance. I was very relaxed, Sloan said. They were really just playing the music perfect. I felt like we were back at practice. Now that Sloan has achieved a 10 on beam, she said her new, more immediate goals are to stay healthy, maintain the right state of mind for competition and get a 10 on bars. four (events), Sloan said. You got to have goals. While Sloan found glory on the beam, twin, Kytra Hunter, stumbled. The junior wobbled during her beam and scored a 9.750 the lowest beam performance of the night from the Florida lineup. was fourth in the beam lineup, she said Hunters performance did not throw her off her game. When I get up on the event, its my event, Sloan said. Im able to block out whatever happened. Besides the low note she hit on beam, Hunter had a successful meet against Kentucky. She placed second to Sloan (39.675) in all around with a 39.425. (9.925) events while Sloans 10 secured her a win on beam and her 9.90 on bars tied her with senior Mackenzie Caquatto for her second event win of the night. The last time a Gator achieved a 10 on beam was almost a decade ago. On Feb. 27, 2004, Kristen Stucky stuck a 10 on beam against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Stuckys 10 is the only other 10 on beam in the history of UF gymnastics. Its so kind of awesomely eerie, Faehn said. Continue reading this story online at