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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 The dig site closed Thursday night, pg 5. She uprooted entire rows, police said, pg 3. They like Florida springs for their warmth, pg 9. Billy Donovan and No. 3 Florida travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to face Tennessee tonight at 7 on ESPN. Read the story on page 13. 76 /52 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13VOLUME 108 ISSUE 97 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffJoey Schuller, 21, plays a banjo on the front steps of the Hippodrome State Theater on Monday. Schuller, from Pennsylvania, is traveling through Gainesville with his band, Cousin Boneless, as part of a self-funded tour. Alligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgThe Student Government ballot has changed, and the Taco Libre Party may launch a write-in campaign to compensate. dential and vice presidential candidates made it onto the ballot was Swamp. The Taco Libre Partys presidential candidate, Stephanie Krepata, were not listed. The Students Party did not run an executive ticket this Spring. The only executive canTaco Libre candidates off ballot, may turn to write-ins IT ALREADY PASSED IN THE HOUSE. Alligator Contributing WriterStudent veterans in Gainesville are reacting to tuition. The GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act, which received Although many state universities provide waivda are not included in this list, despite Florida having the third largest veteran population in the nation, acthrough the Florida State Senate. Senate Bill 84 will require all Florida state universities or college system UF and Sante Fe Colleges Collegiate Veteran Society and UF Student Government are planning to and speak to legislators today about the bill, said Marcus Tucker, the societys vice president. that makes the legislation thats going through the state right now all that much easier because all they Bill could lower veterans tuitionLOCAL Alligator Contributing WriterA peculiar critter control problem plagues Anthony Rue wild hogs regularly invade his yard. Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park near La Chua trail. years. Wild hogs not only destroy private property but also are a danger to the environment because they eat essential native sumer Services website. The hogs populate every Florida county, said Karen Parker, We dont have a critter-getter service through us, Parker Wild hogs going HAM in yards, parks near Paynes Prairie As the supervisor of elections, I am not able to place someone on the ballot who failed to qualify.Justin Hooversupervisor of electionsSEE ELECTION, PAGE 4 SEE VETERANS, PAGE 4 SEE HOGS, PAGE 4


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 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTSUNNY 68/44 SUNNY 65/45 PARTLY CLOUDY 57/37 RAIN 70/45 SUNNY 76/52 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 97 Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to kgriffis@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events 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.CORRECTIONA photo caption in Mondays the group that put on the Red, White, and Pull event. The caption should have given credit to Alpha Tau Omega, which organized and hosted the event. Proceeds went to the Gator Warrior Project, a Wounded Warrior Project and UFs Collegiate Veterans Society.WHATS HAPPENINGRUB Entertainment Presents: Cupid Shuffle Game Night Come to the Reitz Grand Ballroom on Thursday at 8 p.m. to take part in our How Well Do You Know Me? game show to see just how well you know your friends. Claim your prize, then relax and enjoy our green screen. Decorate valentines for your sweetheart while enjoying our holiday refreshments, and youll be feeling the love by the end of the night. 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. Q-and-A with Common Join us for an evening of celebration, hip-hop and a Q-and-A session with Grammy Award-winning artist Common. The show will be held Thursday at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8. Tickets will be available for students at the Phillips Center Box Office at noon Wednesday. Students who present a valid Gator 1 Card may pick up two tickets. The event is free and open to the public. Authors @ UF: Steven Noll and David Tegeder Professors Steven Noll and David Tegeder will discuss their book Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Floridas Future on Monday at 7 p.m. in Smathers Library East, Room 100. The book examines the long-standing effort to build a canal across Florida. 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 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Archer Community Center. 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 UF3MT. This competition is open to international students. RecSports Disc Golf Tournament to be held Saturday RecSports will host the eighth annual Disc Golf Tournament on the 18-hole disc golf course at Lake Wauburgs South Shore on Saturday. 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 online at RSConnect, rsconnect.recsports.ufl. edu, to participate in this event. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


ELIZABETH RENDAAlligator Contributing WriterThe Reitz Union Auditorium is generally full of the eager chatter of Preview students or the laughter of Gators catching a midweek movie. But on Monday night, the survivors and the quiet sobs of the audience. Survivors of the large-scale massacres that have been plaguing Syria since 2011 shared their stories at Voices from Syria: Survivors Speak Out, an event hosted by UFs Arabic Cultural Association and Amnesty International. President Bernie Machen opened tween President Bashar al-Assad and those who oppose his regime of our time. The men and women spoke of mothers hugging their dead sons and daughters and of doctors who had no choice but to watch children die. What we are here for today is to tell a little, small part of what is going on there [Syria], and we want you to pass the message, said Amineh Sawan, a 23-year-old who survived a chemical weapons attack. We want you to tell the truth. Riham Hamed, a UF statistics senior, said the event was powerful. They werent just people in Syria. Theyre actually activists, she said. They stood up for their people around them. Sameer Saboungi, UF Arabic Cultural Association president, said the speakers are a testimony to the Syrian peoples resilience. My personal hopes are that this event can help educate people about one perspective on the situation in Syria and give a voice to the people from inside Syria, he said.Briana Mendez / AlligatorMohamad Khir Alwazir speaks of his experience as a survivor of a chemical weapons attack in Syria. The Arabic Cultural Association at UF and UF Amnesty International hosted the event Monday evening. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 CAMPUSSyrian survivors speak out at Reitz SHE UPROOTED ENTIRE ROWS, POLICE SAID. JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgSome of them worked for months in the dirt. They spent hours clearing the plot, building up the soil, watering the plants and covering them during freezes. So when University Police investigated the theft of more than $2,700 worth of produce at UFs Organic Gardens cooperative, gardeners said what they lost transcended a price tag. You know, theres really not a dollar value on it, said Ginny Campbell, plot coordinator at the garden. The thefts lasted from October to January, but on Thursplaints against a woman from Sorrento, Fla. The complaints charge 25-year-old Caitlin M. Fogarty with several counts of theft, criminal mischief and dealing in missing property. The thefts started out small just rows of seedlings at romaine, fennel. Soon, Campbell said, entire rows of plants disappeared. Cabbage, carrots and swiss chards went missing. Some immature plants were ripped out and left on the ground. Other plants were trampled on. Even tools like wheelbarrows and buckets were missing. But Campbell said the thefts were sporadic. Giacomo Ciani, the gardens co-president, said a suspicious van steered police in Fogartys direction. On Jan. 4., one of the last gardeners to leave said she noticed a brown van parked toward the entrance. He said she thought it was strange because gardeners usually parked by the plot. She snapped a picture, and police found out Fogarty was driving the car. The license plate was the real game-changer, Ciani said. home to interview her, where she said she stole from the items at a produce market in Mount Dora, UPD spokesman Maj. Brad Barber wrote in a statement. rty, Campbell realized the two had exchanged several emails in March 2010. Fogarty wanted a plot in the garden. When a spot opened, Campbell emailed her but said she couldnt remember if Fogarty ever took the plot. Christine Noonan, a UF animal science senior, is vice president of the garden. The discussing security measures for the garden, but it is doubtful any will be taken. Nothing like this has ever happened before, Noonan said. We dont really expect anything like this to happen again.Police: Plotting thief took from UF garden


would be doing is becoming compliant with federal law, said Matthew Davis, former president of the veteran society. Davis said he thinks veterans dont deserve to be treated differently when they come to Florida. I didnt have to compromise my lifestyle when I separated from the military because I was given in-state tuition rate, Davis said. But my buddies who were veterans who didnt were eating Ramen Noodles every day. The current bill funding veterans tuition, Post-9/11 GI Bill, covers all in-state tuition costs and fees, but for out-of-state students, tuition and fees are capped at the national in-state maximum rate. The 2013-2014 UF in-state tuition rate is $208.77 per credit hour. Out-of-state tuition is $951.34 per credit hour. Veteran Danny Makowsky Jr., a 29-year-old UF political science junior, believes UF will comply with the bill because it has always been veteran-friendly. We all raised our right hand in oath to defend our country with our life, not the state of Florida, Makowsky said. Some of these people in high places are looking at the dollar sign. I dont think thats where the focus should be. about the hogs, its budget and lack of equipment prevents further intervention. The Wild Man Foods duo works with trappers, a butcher and the occasional dog to capture the hogs and get the meat ready to sell at the Union Street Farmers Market downtown. The pair traps them for free. An entire yard can be demolished in one hour. But from trapping the animal to getting the meat in the cooler, taking down a hog requires an average of six hours, Whitford said. Wild hog traps are 6 feet by 10 feet, big enough to restrain a 300to 400-pound beast with razor-sharp teeth. Experienced trappers rely on the direction of the wind and the presence of acorns, a hog delicacy, to catch the feral swine. Theyre like full-on Marlboro men, Cervone said. Acorns are the root of Rues problem. After placing a wildlife camera in his yard, Rue witnessed one male hog, about three females and 15 piglets violently foraging for nuts and leaving deep holes in their wake. Rue estimates the ditches in his yard are about 10 yards by 30 yards. Before Whitford and Cervone could get to the hogs, the acorns were gone, and the hogs with them. Rue said though hunters may be the only way to stop the invasion, they may be partially responsible for the animals migrating closer to city limits. It draws them into urban areas where they shouldnt be, Rue said. The hogs are becoming an increased threat to private property owners, too. It looks like a bomb hit when they come through, Whitford said. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014Courtesy to the AlligatorA Florida Fish and Wildlife photo shows a feral hog, one of more than half a million in the state of Florida. CAMPUS AMANDA KASTRINOSAlligator Contributing WriterA new Florida-based social media application focused on group interaction launched today. Klique, founded in Naples, is a photo sharing and chat messaging social network that revolves around small, close-knit groups of friends. Chris Franco, Kliques co-founder and social app with the goal of perfecting the group social experience. Klique allows groups of up to six friends to chat and share photos within the privacy of their group or publicly with their followers. Each group will have its own name, and its followers will see photos and comments on a feed similar to Instagram. We all have our group identities, but theres no real outlet for that in social media, Franco said. Rachel Leeman, a 21-year-old UF biochemistry senior, said she could see her group of friends using the app. I like the idea that you can be in your own private group, she said. You can share things with a select amount of people and see what everyone says about it. Talia Medina, a 21-year-old UF telecommunication senior and the campus ambassador for Klique, said the app allows users to control who sees their media. You can either be public or private, she said. If its public, it gets posted. You can see stuff that Ive posted and stuff my Klique has posted. With features like group-to-group messaging, Franco said the app is designed to connect people with similar interests. Talking to someone on a social network one-on-one is kind of weird and awkward, but with this its almost like you have a social wingman, he said. In real life, if you were with a group of your friends and you went up and started talking to another group of friends, itd be so much more comfortable and normal.App combines chat, photo sharing, privacy for group messagingOne couple traps hogs, sells meat HOGS, from page 1 IT WAS SHOT SUNDAY. EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Staff Writerecochrane@alligator.orgAfter a 2-year-old giraffe was shot and killed Sunday morning at a Denmark zoo, some UF professors and students are calling it harsh and unnecessary. News organizations reported that dozens of families watched as Marius, a healthy reticulated giraffe, was publicly shot, skinned and fed to the lions and other animals at the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria recommended that the zoo administration put Marius down due to the existence of several other giraffes with similar genes in the organizations breeding program. Michael Moulton, a UF associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation, said he understands the zoo must consider how to keep its animals genetically healthy. I wouldnt question the people said. Having said that, I dont support how they did or where they did it. I think it was a little harsh. Edward Braun, UF associate professor of biology, agreed. He said that the inbreeding concerns were legitimate, but he did not see the need to kill the animal. I think the goal of avoiding inbreeding is a good one, said Braun. I question whether this was good from the standpoint of the educational mission of the zoo, which is equally important. The giraffe was killed using a bolt gun, not a lethal injection, so the animals that ate his remains wouldnt be poisoned. Zoo visitors, including children, were invited to watch the giraffes body get skinned and fed to lions, tigers and leopards as an educational experience. The Copenhagen Zoo chose to put down the giraffe despite an online petition with almost 30,000 signatures and several offers from other zoos and individuals to adopt the giraffe. The zoo administration has since received numerous death threats, and animal rights groups are calling for a boycott of the zoo. Rebecca Laines, a 19-year-old UF psychology freshman, said that she didnt understand why killing the giraffe was necessary. Its just disgusting, Laines said. They could have given the giraffe to another zoo. They didnt have to kill him.Experts, students react to Denmark giraffe killing VETERANS, from page 1GI Bill pays in-state tuitionKreitzer may appeal decisionable to place someone on the ballot who failed to qualify, Hoover wrote in an email. Kreitzer said she considered appealing the decision but isnt sure it will be approved. If not, she will focus on a write-in campaign. We know that if were not on the ballot, for a write-in campaign, she said. But the point in the election is to make a difference for students and if we can make students more interested in student governments, then weve accomplished our goals. Because the president and vice president are a joint candidacy in SG, Hoover said, disqualiKreitzer said she thought the executive canHearing that today, two weeks after the qualifying period, thats really surprising, Kreitzer said. We were under the impression qualifying was submitting the 300 signatures supporting us on the ballot. Swamp Party spokeswoman Susan Webster wrote in an email that the situation came as a surprise to the party, but its campaign strategy has not changed in response. Our entire ticket including our presidential and vice presidential candidates will continue to reach out to the entire Student Body to ensure Swamp Party is advocating on behalf of all students interest, she said. ELECTION, from page 1 You can share things with a select amount of people and see what everyone says about it.Rachel LeemanUF biochemistry senior Hearing that today, two weeks after the qualifying period, thats really surprising.Stephanie Kreitzer Taco Libre Party presidential candidate


KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WriterAfter investigators closed the the body of missing UF student Tiffany Sessions, the Alachua County lect tips for further investigation. The site, just past the intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and Williston Road, was closed Thursday evening after heavy rainfall, said Michael Warren, director of the Laboratory at UF. He said it could always be reopened in the future if needed. But that doesnt mean the search is over, said ASO spokeswoman Sgt. Becky Butscher. She said public announcements about the case Thursday brought in some phone calls with potential leads. The department will follow up on those tips as they occur, she said. Any bit of information from this point on will be helpful, Butscher said. ASO named deceased serial killer Paul Rowles as its formal suspect Thursday. Sessions, a 20-yearwalk down Williston Road on Feb. 9, 1989, and never returned. Patrick Sessions, the father of the student who went missing 25 years ago, said the recent twoweek excavation of the area was inspired by two factors. The body of Elizabeth Foster, a UF student whom Rowles killed two years after Sessions disappeared, was found there. Secondly, when investigators brought forensic search dogs to the site during the summer, Sessions said, the dogs raised a red alert. They barked frantically, dug holes and jumped into them. That was the reason we were as enthusiastic as we were to excavate that site, he said. The team waited for cooler temperatures and started digging about two weeks ago. But they discovered old sewage tanks from what was once an illegal trailer park. The tanks were leaking fumes that confused the dogs. Some of the same smells that come out of septic tanks come out of bodies, Sessions said. After closing the dig site, Sessions said, he thought the search was thorough. He said he felt comfortable his daughters remains are not in the immediate area. It doesnt mean we wont go back, he said. It doesnt seem theres any urgency to go back. Butscher emphasized that because Rowles is dead, there are no consequences of sharing leads in the case. She said people should understand they dont need to be scared to speak up about any details they recall. Theres no retribution, she said. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffAn ASO Forensics Unit investigator tapes off a dig site Thursday where a team searched for the remains of Tiffany Sessions, who went missing 25 years ago in Gainesville. CRIME REPORTING TIPS


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.Taco Libre write-in campaign idea is doomedPeople dont take write-in candidates seriously. The very notion of running on a write-in basis smacks of desperation, or worse, an inability to mobilize not exactly a message politicians want to send to voters. And even write-in campaigns with big names, like Ralph Naders 1992 write-in candidacy in the New Hampshire primaries, arent guaranteed wins. For example, in UFs Spring 2013 Student Government elections, write-in candidates included Charles Barkley, Barack Obama, Tim Tebow and Jesus, Ronald Reagan, Hulk Hogan, GUcci Swag, Nicolas Cage, Charmander, Batman and Butt-Head. Other, more tongue-in-cheek write-ins included, This s**t is stupid, and Idiotic Waste of Money. Great attitude, awesome charisma and very well-rounded person was another notable UF write-in maybe they thought the ballot was a Chick-Fil-A comment card? Members of the much-talked-about Taco Libre Party at UF, with its single goal to bring Taco Bell back to the Reitz Union, may now be reduced to a write-in campaign after the partys Now, only the Taco Libre treasurer candidate will be on the ticket. While we normally would prefer to hold the party that fails to do its paperwork accountable, the idea of Swamp Party running unopposed is a tough pill to swallow. For the sake of checks and balances, a deadline extension in this situation doesnt seem out of line. In the meantime, the write-in campaign is a risky move. After all, youre asking a Student Body of thousands to correctly spell Stephanie Kreitzer on a ballot the same Student Body that includes people who couldnt spell Carly Rae Jepsen correctly as a write-in during last years election. At the end of the day, are fringe movements in the context of UF politics worth the effort? Was the Taco Libre Party meant to be a statement about the way Student Government is run? While it may seem like a stretch to give the Taco Libre Party this much credit, its very likely that its single-platform approach was meant to be less an attempt to bring Taco Bell back and more a comment on the ridiculousness of the Swamp Partys reign over UF. But we have serious doubts about the success of a brand-new party that has to fall back on running a write-in campaign. Was the Taco Libre Party, then, all for nothing? If Taco Libre is meant to be an anti-establishment statement, its a novel but ineffective tactic. Like past fringe movements, such as the often-mocked and dubiously named The Rent is Too Damn High Party, its destined to fade away unless its leaders take serious steps to mobilize and gain momentum. For now, all we can assume is that Taco Libre is just a blip on the UF radar. In the end, it was all sound and fury, signifying nothing. 76 TOTAL VOTES73% YES 27% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Should the Reitz Union be an early voting precinct? Todays question: Do you think UF is vegan-friendly? Culture is a part of human identitySyria is rife with civil unrest. Many archaeological sites have been looted, museums are being damaged, and artifacts are being stolen. During times of war, cultural heritage is left defenseless. Islamic landmarks like the Umayyad Mosque, the old city of Aleppo and the Krak des Chavaliers a crusader castle have all been damaged by bombs and theft. the lost artifacts, although the number of objects that will actually be found cannot completely rectify the damage. What can be done to protect the people and their history? a situation. When most people think of Athens, they think of the glorious days of war victories, opulence, art, music and philosophy. Some may even think of the Parthenon, one of Greeces greatest treasures. However, in the late 17th century, Athens was under siege by the Venetians. The Parthenon was used by the Ottomans as a gunpowfound the monuments Achilles heel and blew up a good portion of the famous structure. Most of the well-preserved antiquities of Athens were looted or destroyed due to war and turmoil. By 1800, about half of the original sculptures were still standing. In 1805, British ambassador Lord Elgin traveled to Greece and saw the dilapidated state of these once magserve these pieces of art under the impression that Greece would not, he procured marble statues, legally paid for them and brought them back to Britain. Eleven years later, these marbles were acquired by the British museum and have remained on public display there since. Greece, however, has something to say about that. Although Lord Elgin obtained these artifacts legally, Greeks believe these marbles really belong to them and should be returned to their country. In 2009, the Acropolis Museum opened and showcased many of the Acropolis beautiful artifacts, including a running frieze sculpture from the Parthenon. The parts of the sculpture that remained in Greece are on display, yet there are several missing pieces, thanks to Lord Elgins acquisition. The missing pieces remain in the British Museum. There is no way, then, to appreciate these sculptures in their entirety; they are separated by about 2,000 miles. Where should these sculptures be: Greece or Britain? Do the Greeks have the right to obtain the art of their past? If this holds true for Athens, then shouldnt this hold true for all artifacts from all countries all across the world? Should the Louvre return all art that is not French? Should the Smithsonian give back all works that are not American? Is the Wal-Mart idea of a museum having everything in one place completely unethical? Or is obtaining material culture from a country during its time of distress unethical? Syria is currently in a delicate state in which its historical artifacts are being looted, taken, destroyed and illegally sold. Years down the line, would we see this as a betterment for human history, or is this the metaphorical rape of Syrias cultural past? UNESCOs assistant director-general for culture Francesco Bandarin put it simply and beautifully to NPR: Well, you see, we think that heritage is part of human life. Its not a separate thing. Culture is part of human identity. Now if you take away heritage and identity to people, theyre really deprived of a very fundamental part of their humanity. Rachel Kalisher is a UF anthropology and classics junior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Rachel


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Letter to the EditorSwamp Partys Spring platformIt is my pleasure to announce that It is our belief that this process has yielded a platform that is comprehensive, dynamic and truly seeks to serve all stuSince Swamp Party was founded in Fall 2012, its leaders have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the students at the We have taken what we have heard from students and come up with four main academics, safety and transportation and that we are able to meet the multitude of and 19, our candidates will be out every who have questions to come ask a Swamp Party volunteer! A more comprehensive list of our platrow! Susan Webster Swamp Party spokeswoman Like most students, I rarely pay attention to UF ever, when someone promises me what meets the eye, I try to underA few months back, Dave valuable, albeit biased, look into politics at UF he had, after for a minority party but little search was irrefutable, with extensive interviews with people which includes references to how unelected representatives from powerful fraternities meet senior positions, how threatenan elite leadership honorary to perpetuate their power illeWith my column space betention span even more so, let There are usually two concoalition popularly known as System consists primarily of cades, the System has dominated campus life in ways shadier sion compelled leadership to be reportedly transferred to Zeta Tau Alpha; the political bloc, led by Theta Chi; and the third bloc, led by Alpha Epsilon last defeat in 2004, the blocs of the System present a united sentatives from each bloc meet secretly at what former Student Body President Ben Meyers calls the Room, and they said another Theta Chi alumtions how the presidency is rotated between the blocs as the vice presidency and treasury candidates, but they also ers and another former System leader, Nick Stinnett, in the reJohnny Castillo, an opposition candidate in 2013, had no Ep that his frat was the powerhouse at the time of the social bloc and said, No one talks about [the bloc system] because fraternities], and I found out that we were the s**ttiest of one of the blocs, I would want to concealed corruption in UF polUntil then, be nice to the Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His columns appear on Tuesdays. Column Zulkar O Often, we want to avoid what scares us like when we hide from someone But since I know this about myself, I purposely sit of me wanted to run away that I remember the most stimulus, which causes a chain reaction in the brain that results in the release of chemicals that cause the watch the Jimmy Kimmel prank where In your case, you may have already cause the idea of them made you too scared or unLauren Adamson is a UF journalism junior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays. Column Lauren


8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffPie a PiSarah Adler, a 19-year-old UF international studies freshman, pies Lucas Lopez, an 18-year-old UF economics and history freshman, Monday afternoon on Turlington Plaza as part of Pi Kappa Phis fundraiser. HAILEY GERHARDAlligator Contributing WriterValentines Day Eve just got sweatier. UF RecSports is hosting free Valentines partner yoga and salsa classes Thursday at Southwest Recreation Center. The serene yoga and sizzling salsa experiences are open to any student or Recother or a friend. Attendees can also choose to be matched with a partner at the event. The yoga and salsa special events will last from 8:30 to 10 p.m. in activity rooms ness graduate assistant at Southwest Rec. Only one participant is required to register for either event, but those bringing a friend must include their partners information. Konforti said that in addition to expostines events are great for regular participants who attend yoga and dance classes There are a lot of poses that you cant do when youre by yourself that you can do with a partner, Konforti said. programs Leah Dupuie said partner salsa allows participants to express your dance style in a different way. Camille Baumrucker, an 18-year-old UF health science freshman, said she and her friends go to regular yoga sessions at Southwest Rec a couple times a week and are looking forward to Thursdays yoga event. It sounds like its going to be fun to step outside of our comfort zones and try something like partners yoga, Baumrucker said. Im really looking forward to it.RecSports goes romantic with V-Day partner yoga and salsa THE MUSEUM HAS NEW BUTTERFLIES. PURVI PANDITAlligator Contributing Writer soon include two continents. The Florida Museum of Rainforest exhibit is introducing a new theme, ButterMuseum marketing and public relations coordinator Kaitlin Gardiner said this theme will bring in exotic species such as Forest Queens, Flame-bordered Charaxes and Black Swordtails. Every six weeks, the museum changes the theme of the exhibit and ships in a said. Michael Boulware, a living exhibit specialist at the mulive naturally for two to three weeks, so precautions must be taken to make sure the to inhabit the exhibit. When people are sending us a chrysalis, they refrigerate it, Boulware said. They pack it in cold packs to ship it so that they dont age chronologically during that time. That way, we have as much shelf time as possible. Mitul Patel, a 20-year-old UF biology junior, said he heard about the new theme and enjoyed his previous museum visit. terested in going, he said. I would on a nice Saturday afternoon.Exhibit spreads wings IT COULD UP RISK OF HEART DISEASE. ERICK EDWINGAlligator Contributing WriterA sweet tooth can have some seriously sour consequences. According to a recent study, eating sugary snacks can double the risk of dying from heart disease. The Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicines February study found that U.S. adults who consume 25 percent of their daily diet in sugar were two times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease as people who limited their sugar intake to 7 percent of their daily diet. Amber Wilhoit, a dietician at UF, said college students are prone to consuming a lot of sugar without even realizing it. Coffee or soda for that extra pick-me-up are the main culprits, Wilhoit said. Youre essentially drinking one half of your suggested calories for the day. But not every student seems to fear the possibility of a death by heart disease from consuming too much sugar. Melanie Berra, a 20-yearold UF sociology sophomore, said she is fond of her sweets. Ice cream gives me life, Berra said. In all seriousness, I guess its good to balance what you eat. Ice cream is really good, though. Wilhoit said the stress of college is a factor in some students poor diets. I think its not even realizing what youre eating, Wilhoit said. Even fruit juices or sweet tea contributes a lot of sugary calories. Other students such as Alyssa Xedus, a 20-year-old UF international studies sophomore, said calories and sugar arent on her mind when she goes out to eat with friends. When Im with other people for coffee or lunch, Im not self-conscious about what I had, Xedus said. When I get home though, I ask myself why I just did that to my body.Study: Sugar is riskyCAMPUS ERIN MEISENZAHL-PEACEAlligator Contributing WriterOprahs O is recognizable anyAmerican, and it will conjure up visions of dirty-blonde toupees and failed presidential nominations. But two UF juniors are trying to make sure students know personal branding isnt just for celebrities. Luis De Las Salas and Katie Burns have started their own nonbecause they said they realized an make students stand out anymore it has to have character. Luis + Katie Personal Branding aims to create memorable brands for individual students in order to make them more marketable to potential employers. Burns said she hopes the service will help students better their professional selves and creative digital identities. Personal branding is a relatively new strategy that helps facilitate self-promotion in a job market saturated with social media. For Luis + Katie Personal Branding, that means resumes, headshots, logos and cover-letter coaching. Public relations major Burns and advertising major De Las Salas, both 21, got the idea for the business at 3 a.m. one night when De Las Salas was playing around with Adobe Photoshop. Burns took a peek at De Las Salas work and complimented it. A light bulb went off, and now theyre getting compliments from clients. What I like about what theyve done is that theyve added another personal dimension to things that are usually business-like, said 21year-old UF Spanish senior David Soto, who hired them to re-work his resume. Clients can hire Luis + Katie Personal Branding through its Facebook page or by emailing lkpbranding@ Burns and De Las Salas always sit down with their clients and get to know them before they begin any work. On a recent project for their friend Andrew Kays, the pair brainstormed how to best convey Kays personality and strengths through a logo. They wanted to know, What makes Andrew, Andrew? said De Las Salas. thinking, he said, so Luis + Katie Personal Branding designed a logo to look like an element on the periodic table with Kays graduation year as the atomic number and his phone number as its weight. Burns and De Las Salas have branded their own business as a young, outgoing and service-oriented agency. All of Luis + Katie Pera new charity every quarter, Burns said. Dance Marathon. But so far, they havent charged their clients a penny; theyre still determining the price. Burns said the agency is nonprofit because the design duo is getting just as much out of the experience as its clients. Were helping people out and still learning from the whole process, she said.Students to sell personal branding What I like about what theyve done is that theyve added another personal dimension to things that are usually business-like. David Soto21-year-old UF Spanish seniorBringing a date isnt necessary


PURVI PANDITAlligator Contributing WriterUF students have more opportunities than ever to build their knowledge of 3-D printing technology. UF science librarian Sara Gonzalez, who helped create a proposal to get new printers, said Marston Science Library and the Health Science Center Library will have two new 3-D printers within a month. I hope students can get comfortable in the library, she said, and then move forward to the Fab Lab. UFs Art and Architecture Fabrication Laboratory, known as the A2 Fab Lab, has provided 3-D printing in UFs architecture building since 2009, said Matt Chandler, the manager of the A2 Fab Lab. This is a wave thats been coming for a long time, he said. Now its going into something that average people are asking for. The MakerBot printers coming to UFs libraries will have a lower resolution, which means less detailed prints and a lower cost of printing in comparison to the A2 Fab Lab. The two new printers, retailing at about $2,200 and $2,800, are funded by UF technology fees and will allow all UF students to cheaper price, Gonzalez said. Prices are based on time spent and materials used. Jennifer Curtis, associate dean for research and facilities in UFs College of Engineering, said she believes 3-D printing is the future. I think its huge, she said. It really has the ability to transform small business and manufacturing. Gonzalez said a website will be launched within a month to give students more information about the new printers. It gives you the ability to print something out, hold it in your hand and look at it, she said.Two new 3-D printers are coming TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9AP PhotoPoster ProtestersLibrada Mancebo holds a sign that translates into low wages keep Miami behind during a protest in favor of raising the minimum wage outside of Miami Dade College. ST A TE NICOLE GIAQUINTOAlligator Contributing WriterWhile residents are bundling up to cope with lower temperatures this winter, manaBiologists at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently reported a count of about 4,800 manatees in warm areas along the east and west coasts of the state, according to a news release. Gil McRae, director of the FWCs Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, said its the third highest count the organization has recorded. The survey is useful for tracking the minimum population count, but it cant indicate whether the population is increasing or decreasing. All we can say is that the count increased, pretty quickly, and more manatees sought out warmer water, McRae said. The FWC could not conduct the survey for the past two years because the temperature did not decrease enough to push the majority of the manatees from the colder ocean waters into the warmer natural springs and manmade power plants, said Holly Edwards, a manatee biologist for the FWC. To accurately count the manatees, the conditions must be right. The FWC looks for a series of cold fronts followed by a warm, sunny day. Some years we get that, and other years we dont, Edwards said. When the water drops to less than 68 degrees Fahrenheit, manatees migrate toward the springs and power plants, said Robert Bonde, a research biologist for the Southeast Ecological Science Center in Gainesville. These are wild, free-ranging animals the size of an elephant that literally choose to come and swim in your backyard, Bonde said. Rhett Barker, a 20-year-old UF wildlife ecology and conservation sophomore, swam with the manatees at Crystal River Preserve State Park about a week ago. He said there were about 700 manatees in the series of springs where he was swimming. It was amazing, Barker said. Its like swimming with a friendly truck. water, said he appreciated the animals friendliness. With most animals, he said, The problem is that they try to get away from you. But with manatees, I have the problem that they are so friendly most of the time that I have to congray square of manatee skin.Thousands of manatees seek refuge from weather off coasts A ONE-DAY PASS IS $125. SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgAmateur and professional paleontologists from 28 countries will travel to Gainesville this weekend to share and discuss their research. The 10th North American Paleontological Convention, hosted by the Florida Museum of Natural History, will be held at the Hilton conference center from Friday to Tuesday. So far, 450 attendees have registered, and more are expected as the conventions opening grows closer. The convention is the only one on the continent exclusively for paleontologists, said Troy Dexter, a post-doctoral researcher in the Florida Museums invertebrate paleontology program. Because most of us get our degrees in geology, biology and different kinds of larger groupings, we tend to attend conferences in those larger groups, Dexter said. He said the event will be comprised of talks beginning at 8 a.m. followed by a poster session at 4:45 p.m. where 28 presenters will set up booths of research for attendees to browse and discuss. Each day will host a group of presentations. Students like Sahale Casebolt, one of the UF graduate paleontology students slated to present at the convention, are fore the event. she said. But thats pretty typical. Casebolts presentation focuses on paleontologys effects on modern animal conservation. Other interested students can pay $400 to register for the entire conference or $125 to register for a single-day pass.Prehistoric convention at UFSome new UF library printers not just for paper anymoreC AMPUS EMILY JULSONAlligator Contributing WriterUF is in the running to take the title of favorite vegan-friendly The title, given by peta2, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals youth division, launched voting for the title last riod ends Wednesday. Students can cast their votes at The contest includes 32 universities, all of which have already received As on peta2s Vegan Report Card, but only two champions one large school and one small will win the title. The winners will be announced March 31. Kenneth Montville, peta2s college campaign coordinator, said this years competition gives students a chance to advocate for their schools. This year, were not just going out and praising schools that we think do a job. We are listening to students feedback, and this in turn sets a standard for schools all around the country, Montville said. According to the report card, UFs high points include dining halls that promote vegan options, participate in Meatless Mondays and offer a totally vegan station. UF dining halls also provide vegan and vegetarian dining guides for on-campus restaurants. Criteria on the report card that UF doesnt meet include having a vegan member on its student advisory board and an all-vegan dining facility. Amanda DeArmond, a 20-year-old UF psychology junior, said she experimented with being vegan and found the cost and time to be the biggest deterrents. She said campus options often dont make the cut. You really have to prepare and make meals to bring to campus, DeArmond said. I dont have a meal plan, and the other vegan choices on campus are super expensive. The closest UF has come to winning peta2s competition was in 2011, when it placed second in the large university category.UF in competition for favorite vegan-friendly college title All we can say is that the count the weather got cold pretty quickly, and more manatees sought out warmer water.Gil McRaeFish and Wildlife Research Institute director something out, hold it in your hand and look at it.Jennifer Curtisassociate dean for research and facilities in UFs College of EngineeringMontville


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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Kytra Hunter will likely UF plays Arkansas on Friday. Read the story on page 14.Haeger honored LANDON WATNICK@LandonWatnickWith about one month left until the NCAA Tournament kicks off, No. 3 Florida is 21-2 its second-best start in program history and leads the Southeastern Conference with a 10-0 league record. The Gators are on a 15game winning streak and have won their conference games by an average margin of 13.2 points. But Billy Donovan is keeping things in perspective. With national attention increasing on the Gators, Donovan does not want his players to get wrapped up in polls or records. I dont know the national part; I dont read a lot of that stuff, Donovan said after Floridas 78-69 victory against Alabama on Saturday a win that did not see the Gators best effort defensively. Im sure our guys do. But if that stuff could help our team in any way get better, I would lay it out in their lockers so they could read all the stuff thats out there. But it really doesnt have anything to do with anything. Right now, I talk to them a lot about distractions. Theres always distractions out there. Even the distraction of moving to [No. 3] in the country or being 10-0 or winning or the home streak William A. England / Alligator StaffBilly Donovan looks down the court during Floridas 78-69 win against Alabama in the OConnell Center. Florida plays Tennessee tonight at 7. LANDON WATNICK@LandonWatnickFor the past few days, the college basketball fans in an uproar. Since Smart pushed a heckling Texas Tech fan during the late moments of his teams loss Saturday night, critics have condemned the Oklahoma State guard for his behavior and lack of selfcontrol. The sophomore has begun to earn the contentious label that Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) and other examples before and after him have seen stick with their careers. But Billy Donovan, who coached Smart with the U.S. national team, does not view him as a troublemaker. When asked about Smart on Monday, the Florida coach sympathized with the Cowboys point guard and called the situation unfortunate. Obviously, I think as [Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford] mentioned, he crossed the line; its something he shouldnt have done, Donovan said. But I think, to echo what Travis said, he is a great kid. I never had one bit of a problem with him, coaching him for the two years with USA. we had him, there were a couple of games where we were up by 30, 40 points at halftime. I told him because in a row, I said, Marcus Im not playing you in the second half. ... No problem, Coach, whatever I can do to help. Hes always been that kind of kid. What people saw from him in that situation against Texas Tech to me is totally uncharacteristic. I never saw anything like that, ever, coaching him. On Sunday, the Big 12 suspended Smart, Oklahoma States leading scorer with 17.5 points per game, for three games for pushing the fan. But Saturday night was not an isolated incident for Smart. After picking up his secof a victory against West Virginia on Jan. 25, Smart walked to the bench and repeatedly kicked a chair in frustration. An NBA Draft lottery-caliber talent, Smart decided to Donovan comments on Marcus Smart UF focusing on conference schedule GORDON STREISAND@GordonStreisandWith the regular season approaching its good standing. To earn a bid to the NCAA tournament, Southeastern Conference the conference with the No. 1 RPI in the country is essentially a must. Florida (17-7, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) is currently sixth in the SEC, trailing olina, No. 8 Tennessee, No. 14 Texas A&M, No. 16 Vanderbilt and No. 19 LSU. No. 18 Kentucky, which UF beat 86-80 on Sunday, is seventh in the conference with a 5-5 SEC record. Barring a monumental collapse, Florida should have a spot in the top seven locked up. Alabama currently eighth in the conference has an SEC record of 4-6, tied with Auburn and Georgia. Florida has the head-to-head advantage over Kentucky, Alabama and Auburn. With the Gators on the verge of appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2011-2012 when then-No. 1 Baylor bounced Florida in the second round a tough road still lies ahead. Floridas loss to Arkansas on Feb. 6 was not what it needed, with four of its last six games coming against ranked opponents. The Gators had an uncharacteristically stagnant offensive output against the Razorbacks, only mustering 49 points in a 5549 loss in Fayetteville, Ark. They also turned the ball over an unprecedented 25 times. We did it to ourselves, assistant coach David Lowery said of the loss. I dont think it was anything Arkansas did. If you look at the stat sheet, we turned the ball over 25 times. We talk a lot about preventable plays, and those are preventable plays. Us taking care of the ball and not making the bad Gators aiming for NCAA tourney berth with schedule waning UF W omens Bask etball SEE W -HOOPS, P A GE 15 SEE HOOPS, P A GE 15 SEE SMART, P A GE 15MENS BASKETBALL Right now, I talk to them a lot about distractions. Theres always distractions out there.Billy DonovanUF coachFlorida currently sixth in SECTweetable#SaveFlappyBirdPatric Young (@BigPatYoung4) UF center


ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa After three consecutive weeks of reaching perfection, coach Rhonda Faehn thinks it may be time to give her two leading all-around gymnasts a break. Faehn said Monday that she is considering resting Kytra Hunter and Bridget Sloan on at least one event during Floridas (5-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) home meet against Arkansas (3-3, 1-3 SEC) on Friday. This Friday ... we may have that opportunity to have Bridget (Sloan) and Kytra (Hunter) maybe rest training goes this week, Faehn said. If you ask them, they want to do everything all the time. Sloan and Hunter scored meet of the year against Georgia on Jan. 24. In Floridas most recent home meet against Oklahoma on Jan. 31, Hunter scored another 10 on Mackenzie Caquatto and Rachel Spicer got some rest in during Floridas road win against Kentucky on Feb. 7. Caquatto, who has competed all-around in three of UF past four meets, sat out Kentucky. Spicer competed in her usual vault (9.775) and balance beam (9.80) but not Were using this opportunity to allow some athletes that are doing a lot of the leg work to freshen up a little bit, Faehn said. Besides Sloans individual success with a perfect 10 on beam, the Gators have had trouble perfecting an imperfection that has plagued them since the start of the season: stuck landings. That was something in that maybe we got some landings on one event but really not starting to dial in those stuck landings everywhere, Faehn said. This one got that landing. Faehn noted that four of the six Gators to compete on uneven bars stuck their landings a vast improvement from past meets when Florida stuck no landings. Florida achieved no season best in total event scores or overall scores against Kentucky, and individually, the Gators lacked some improvement. Besides Sloan, no Florida gymnast broke a careeror season-best record against Kentucky in any event. Nonetheless, Faehn believes the Gators showed competitive improvements. It was such a great improvement to see that they competed aggressively and really started to kind of attack the event, Faehn said. were looking for at this point in the season. Now that Florida has ofmark of the 10-meet regular season, Faehn said she is happy with where her squad is. I feel like they are not and theyre competing aggressively, she said. Were really following the plan that we had set from the beginning: start out a little bit slower not pushing them right from the start. These athletes really need to be fresh and feel almost like we just started season when it nears the end of the season. 14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 Emily Cochrane / Alligator Staff young team LAYNE WEITZEL Alligator Writer@laynejweitzel Heading into the second tournament of the spring season, Florida mens golf coach Buddy Alexander is tempering his expectations for his young team. Somebody asked me in August what my expectations were this year, and I told them that we would have plenty of diaper rash, Alexander said. Ive got two freshmen that have played every tournament ... (Ive) any event this year. Although Florida boasts a talented roster, there are few veterans who have consistently played in tournaments this season. Its simple the Gators are young. Two freshmen, Ryan Orr and Victor Tarnstrom, have competed in every tournament for Florida. In the four fall competitions, Orr shot an average of 74.92. Tarnstrom was not far behind, averaging 75.83 strokes. When asked about his decision to start two rookies in the Sea Best Invitational last week, Alexander simply stated Orr and Tarnstrom were among his best players. But the pair struggled during the twoday competition, tying each other for 41st place with a shared score of 233 (+17). Weve had some growing pains, Alexander said. (We) havent quite turned the corner, havent quite grasped what were trying to get them to understand about how to play golf. Still, the teams youth has not dispelled his hopes. Alexander said he thinks that something will click for his players to help Continue reading this story online at preaching patience to Faehn to rest star gymnasts against Arkansas Hunter, Sloan have both scored 10s UF Golf


those things are all somewhat distractions for me because I told our guys this the other day. Right now, were 21-2. Thats just a record of what happened in the past. Thats all that is. My thing is, What have we learned from the past and how can we utilize the past to help us get better? Donovan is looking for the Gators to keep focused proaching. SEC games were against opponents who are currently in the bottom half of the league standings. The Gators upcoming eight-game SEC slate features six contests against opponents in the top half including two matchups against No. 14 Kentucky (185, 8-2 SEC). Five of those games will be on the road. Now, with four of the the road, its all going to even out, Donovan said. Im not like overly joyous and, Great cause were out after 18 games. during the eight-game stretch is a matchup at Tennessee (15-8, 6-4 SEC) tonight at 7. The Gators cruised past the Volunteers 67-41 in the OConnell Center on Jan. 25 and held them to a 26.8 percent shooting clip, but UF has not had that type of success in recent meetings in Knoxville, Tenn. The Vols have won their past two home games against the Gators. Its a tough place to play, point guard Scottie Wilbekin said. They have a great crowd up there. They play really well in their home court. A key for Florida will be stopping Tennessee big men Jarnell Stokes and Jeronne Maymon from dominating the paint. Once theyre close to the basket, they do a good job positioning and getting the ball, forward Will Yeguete said. So, we just got to make sure that we push him away. The Gators are also looking to prevent guard Jordan McRae, Tennessees leading scorer with 19.3 points per game on 44.1 percent shooting, from having a big scoring night in Thompson-Boling Arena. In both teams last matchup in Gainesville, the Gators points on 1-of-15 shooting. Obviously hes a great player and is capable of gobekin said. I know hes going to come out looking to get something going in front of his own crowd. stay in Stillwater, Okla., for his second season after Oregon knocked his team out of NCAA Tournament. Donovan believes the heightened expectations surrounding Smart during his sophomore season have affected him mentally. He compared Smarts situation to one a former player of his, Joakim Noah, experienced after deciding to wait on the NBA Draft and remain at Florida for his junior season following a national pick a year ago, you feel like you have to play like a toplike in his mind, what happens is you can never reach that level, Donovan said. Whether he thinks he going to happen. But you feel this unbelievable pressure and I saw it with Noah. When Noah came back after his sophomore year, the pressure he felt to perform every game was totally out of control. Him, he made it out of control. And I told Joakim this: You cannot allow people to rob you of your happiness playing the game. And I think in some ways, Marcus has allowed some happiness to be robbed from him a little bit in this whole process of coming back, not going, maybe not playing like they want to. I saw it with Joakim. Joakim hit the NCAA tournament as a sophomore like a lightning rod. We were unranked, everybody loved the kid, and then once the next year started, he was like completely a complete villain, like chest pumping and all that stuff. But he did that since he was a freshman. What happens is that gets very confusing for young guys, and Marcus is a young kid and hes a competitor, and he wants to win and I think hes one of those guys that just kind of keep on grinding. Theres no question his emotions got the best of him. mistakes of just giving it to them, thats what we did. They scored 55 points, we scored 49 points. We played good defense, we just didnt score the ball. What could have been a demoralizing loss turned into a springboard for Florida. We got back Friday, we ery said. They knew what happened. They knew what we did wrong. Against Kentucky on Sunday, the results mirrored those from Floridas recent three-game winning streak. The Gators took care of the threes and, most importantly, won the game. The meeting after the loss to Arkansas served as a good predictor for the win against Kentucky. January Miller was singled out in said meeting as being Floridas X-factor. On Sunday against Kentucky, including a crucial three-point in the second half. In that meeting on Friday, we talked about January Miller being I thought she was the X-factor. We talk about plays that only Jan can make and plays that are unique that set January far from anybody else on the team. I think January, going in, had that her teammates wanted her to do the things she knew that would make her stand out. I think she took pride in that and really showed that on Sunday. ALLIGATOR, 15AP PhotoOSU basketball player Marcus Smart addresses the media at a news conference in Stillwater, Okla., Sunday in regard to an altercation during a game the day before. Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffAntoinette Bannister attempts a three-point shot during Floridas 75-67 win against Alabama on Jan. 30 in the OConnell Center. UF improved in win against UK W-HOOPS, from page 13Donovan compares Smart to former Gator, Bulls center Noah SMART, from page 13 HOOPS, from page 13Gators face Vols on ESPN tonight at 7 In that meeting on Friday, we talked about January Miller being the X-factor. I thought she was the X-factor. We talk about plays that only Jan can make and plays that are unique that set January far from anybody else on the team.David LoweryUF assistant coach


GATORS 33 STROKES OUT OF FIRST PLACE. EMILY COCHRANE Alligator Writer@EmilySCochrane The Gators did not see the improvement they hoped for the second day of the 2014 Northrop Grumman Tournament. Florida remains in 10th place after another round of 18 holes in Palos Verdes, Calif., shooting 302 (+18) and bringing its total score to 600 (+32). The team is currently 33 strokes behind new leader Southern California, which ended Day 1 two The conditions were tough today, coach Emily Glaser said in a release. We hung in there pretty well at the beginning but had a stretch of holes through the middle of our round that killed us. Junior Sarah Schober began the day tied for 16th place and tied for third place with Oklahomas Alexandra Kaui with a total score of 140 (-3) at the end of Day 2. The junior, who is competing as an individual, shot seven birdies and earned a second round score of 68 (-2). Sarah is having a great tourwe are very happy for her, Glaser said. She will play a key role for us the remainder of the spring. Katie Mitchell led Floridas lineup after the second round with a score of 72 (+1), improving by three strokes to reach 27th place. birdies to lift her total score to 148 (+6). Senior Elcin Ulu also saw improvement after shooting 11 over birdies and ending the day with a score of 75 (+4). The rest of the team struggled in Palos Verdes, with junior Camilla Hedberg dropping from ing the day seven-over and tying freshman Maria Torres. The two earned a total score of 149 (+7) and are currently tied with 10 other players. Freshman Karolina Vlckova added two more strokes to her Day 1 score and currently sits sixth from the bottom of the leaderboard with a total score of 160 (+10). improve its standings against a lineup that includes eight of the top 10 Division 1 teams. This is a course that exposes your weaknesses, Glaser said. I think this team is learning a lot about what we need to do to get better. JORDAN MCPHERSON Alligator Writer@J_McPherson1126 After eight freshmen joined the team last season, coach Becky Burleigh has only three new faces for the 2014 season. We kind of made a conservative effort to make our team a little bit smaller, she said. But we think we have a lot of quality in this class, and were expecting big things from the three of them. Two of Burleighs pickups Los Gatos, Calif., native Jessie Holmes and Naperville, Ill., native Talise Romain are both projected to see playing time as defenders. Holmes, a hybrid defender/forward out of Los Gatos High, was a 2012-2013 Allteam selection and helped her high school capture the De Anza division of the SCVAL Championship in February 2013. Jessies somebody whos played an attacking role on some of her teams, Burleigh said. But were looking at her mostly as a defender, which is the spot wed like to have a little more depth in. Romain, a four-star recruit according to, participated in a few of Floridas camps in the past and caught Burleighs eye. She plays very similar to the way we play, Burleigh said. Her style of play and her ability to keep possession of the ball is important. Cassie Owens, a forward from Louisville (Colo.) Monarch High, is a versatile player who Burleigh believes will make an immediate impact. We think she can kind of play almost anywhere for us, besides goalkeeper, Burleigh said. Shes a forward by nature, and we expect thats where shell start for us. With such a small class of incoming players, Burleigh expects some of the underclassmen who had minimal playing time last season to have more opportunities to contribute during Floridas spring schedule. The Gators offseason schedule, which starts with a home game against Tampa on Saturday, includes a match against the U-20 national team and contests against the 2013 NCAA Tournament. They get a lot of opportunities to get a lot of reps and our spring schedule is extremely aggressive, Burleigh said. So theyre going to get good reps against good competition and Im pretty excited to see what that looks like. Alligator File Photo 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 SOCCERFlorida bringing in small but talented recruiting class UF Golf UF fails to improve on second day of California tournament