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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 Former football alum arrested with marijuanaDeonte Antwon Thompson was released Saturday, pg 3. Volta owner to judge annual barista competitionHe had to take a coffee history test, pg 5. Volunteers rally to make over schoolThey renovated the library, pg. 5. Florida pitcher Hannah Rogers threw the third nohitter of her career last weekend. Read the story on page 16. 76 /56 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 12 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 106 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014v Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffAl and Judy Warrington speak at a gala event held in their honor in Emerson Alumni Hall on Friday night. The Warringtons ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgUF received its largest ever donation in the history of the university on Friday $75 million. This gift, earmarked for the Warrington College of Business Administration, makes its bene$100 million donors. The couples previous gift endowed and named the business college, but the Warringtons earlier donations funded a range of UF projects, including the stadium expansion and the Florida Opportunity Scholars Program. Its the kind of mature fundraising that older universities have, said UF President Bernie Machen. It helps us build the academic programs The donation will be distributed over time and will enlarge the colleges current endowment, which funds the facultys expenses in hiring graduate students, traveling and buying technology for their classrooms, said Tom Mitchell, UFs vice president for development and alumni affairs. This gift will keep giving 100 years from now, he said. John Kraft, dean of the Warrington College of Business Administration, said this gift will help UF in its goal of rising to the top 10 public schools and compete with the top three public business schools in the county. Its all about trying to attract and retain the best faculty, he said. We want to make sure that the high quality performers here are rewarded.Warrington makes largest donation in UF history JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgKaitlin Deglmans birthday celebration went out with a bang. The 19-year-old UF animal science sophomore was celebrating her upcoming birthday Saturday night at Club Gainesville Police arrested 25-yearbattered a bar patron that night, but it is Ben Tobias wrote in an email. No one was injured. At about 1:40 a.m., Deglman was up on stage dancing with friends when she said she heard a loud popping noise. Suddenly, she said, everyone was yelling, and bouncers were pushing people off the stage. Deglman said she pointing a gun. At that point Im like, Oh my gosh. That was a gunshot, she said.CAMPUS JADE CASTROAlligator Contributing WriterWhen Jay Bell talks about taking patients for a dive, he isnt talking about scuba diving. The patients, or divers, who walk through the door of the new UF Health Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center wont dive into the depths of the ocean. Rather, they will walk into one of the centers two hyperbaric chambers. We speak in a lot of nautical terms with this because we deal in sea level and atmospheric pressure, said Jay Bell, program director of the center. We say we dive a patient when we put them in here, and we call them divers. Patients placed into the chamber are put under the same oxygen pressure they would face below sea level. The chamber pumps 100 percent oxygen through the patients blood, which stimulates SEE HYPERBARIC, PAGE 4 SEE GUNSHOT, PAGE 4 Its the kind of mature fundraising that older universities have. It helps us build the academic programs that our Bernie MachenUF president


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 24, 2014 TODAYFORECASTFRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 71/48 PARTLY CLOUDY 63/38 RAIN 67/38 CLOUDY 78/58 THUNDERSTORMS 76/56 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 106 Mens Appreciation Ceremony Nominations The Institute of Black Culture is seeking nominations for its mens appreciation ceremony. The ceremony will recognize outstanding men whose work and lives have helped make a difference in their communities. The nominee should have served as a leader and role model to other men, students, colleagues and/or his community. The selected recipients will be honored at the Suit & Tie: Honoring Our African American Men award ceremony April 10 in Ustler Hall. Nomination forms can be found at and are due tomorrow. 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. CORRECTIONS A story in Fridays Alligator incorrectly identified the Engineers Week concert as an electronic dance music concert. The concert actually showcased a variety of genres. A story in Fridays Alligator incorrectly stated that Sachs Media Group owns Nikon. The group is not associated with Nikon.WHATS HAPPENINGMidterm relaxation days The Library Ambassadors welcome you to join us for two days of relaxation. Today from 3 to 4 p.m., we will have Orion, a sweet, friendly therapy dog, while playing The Lion King and serving refreshments. On Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., we will have a variety of board games. Both events will be held in Library West, Room 212. Email for more information. Unity PR Assoc. Karnaval Celebration Join Unity PR Association as it celebrates the reintroduction of its organization with a Karnaval in the Weimer Hall courtyard Tuesday at 7 p.m. There will be traditional carnival treats, a raffle and prizes. Following the celebration there will be a brief presentation about the organizations new mission, upcoming meetings and events. Society of Women Engineers General Body Meeting On Tuesday at 6:15 p.m., come out to hear what is going on with SWE in the coming weeks and how to get involved. We will also have student speakers talk about their internship experiences, from how they got them to what they were like. Sustainable UF craft event Sustainable UF is proud to present the first Green It Yourself event of the year. Stop by Weil Hall, Room 234, Wednesday between 4 and 6 p.m. to make crafts out of magazines. We will have examples to show how to make the crafts, but you can always come up with something on your own. Contact Angela Neal at with questions. Mugs with Menches Get artistic with UF Hillel at the Mugs with Menches program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Reitz Union Arts and Crafts Center, located in the basement. Menche is a Yiddish word meaning a person with integrity and honor. Students will have a chance to relax, listen to Israeli music and express their artistic sides. A Night of Magic: Disney Edition RUB Entertainment invites you to be our guest at our event, A Night of Magic: Disney Edition on Thursday in the Grand Ballroom at 8 p.m. Dress up as your favorite characters and make your own pair of Mickey ears. Take pictures with Capt. Jack Sparrow, decorate a mug at the Mad Tea Party, get a caricature done and test your trivia, karaoke and costume skills for some magical prizes. For more information, email Gay Movie Night On Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th St., will show The Perfect Wedding. Gay Movie Night is a free service of the Pride Community Center. A $2 donation is requested to cover cost of snacks. Yoga with UF Hillel Hillel is hosting a yoga class every other week 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 every other Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m. Contact Paige at arts@ with questions. Restoring Bambooville A group of students are working to present a formal proposal to the lakes, vegetation and landscaping committee as well as the Land Use and Facilities Planning committee to bring back Bambooville. To help, find the Facebook page Restore Bambooville or contact Elliot Larkin at Larkin@ or Nick Chrone at You may also sign the petition on Empowerment service trip to Colombia Sign up to go on one of Children Beyond Our Borders Bound For Peace service trips to the beautiful cities of Medelln or Cartagena in Colombia. Volunteers are trained to build and execute education empowerment workshops for at-risk youth in Colombia. There will be a one-week trip during Spring Break and two two-week trips at the end of the summer. Trip prices vary but include housing, food, transportation and a plane ticket. If you are interested in signing up or have any questions, email the coordinators at or visit Ubisoft Facebook drawing Ubisoft is one of the worlds largest video game producers and is represented at UF. Enter February Frenzy for a chance to win cash prizes and free swag. Enter by going onto the Ubisoft at University of Florida Facebook page and clicking on the link in the latest status update. Like all three pages and enter your name and email address. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Adriana Barbat / AlligatorRoyal GreetingsQueen Quet, head-of-state for the Gullah/Geechee nation, speaks with Headmaster of Oak Hall School Richard Gehman and his wife, Vicki, during her visit to Gainesville on Friday. Her visit was part of the Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour to promote the groups contributions to society. Feb. 23, 1995 Some students who live on campus werent allowed to remain in their dorm rooms in Fall because some were reserved for student athletes after UFs Yon Hall athletic dorm closed. Feb. 24, 2003 the number of local homeless people and determine their needs. The information gathered would help determine the amount of funding needed in grant applications and aid probecome homeless. Some common reasons included a shortage of jobs, health problems and criminal records, which can be a Feb. 23, 2010 The Student Government Elections Commission ordered Commission chairman Andrew Brown said knocking on doors in a nonsolicitation zone is a violation of election code. STEVEN KATONASTATE THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMIAMI BEACH Paula Deen continued beachside cooking demonstration into a public The former Food Network star took the stage at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, talked about something serious for a moment. has admitted making, she said she was glad to be back and I am not a quitter. She told a cheering crowd of several hungize, I would like to apologize ... Last summer, during a legal dispute with discrimination and sexual harassment, she acknowledged having used racial slurs in the she wants back in. Earlier this month, she anCompanies is investing millions to help her make a comeback. hands and knees while Deen straddled his back and rode him across the stage, a re-enactment festival. Paula Deen says shes back in the saddle after setbacks JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested former was riding in. son on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to an arrest report. At about midnight, Thompson was riding in car police stopped for not having its headlights on, according to the report. When the driver pulled over at the cording to the report. A records check revealed the drivers license was revoked. a Gucci backpack, which contained four of marijuana, according to the report. Thompson said he owned the bag and described its other contents but said the marijuana wasnt his, according to the report. The driver and another passenger said the weed was theirs. The passenger said he owned the bag but couldnt describe its contents, according to the report. All three were taken to the Thompson was booked at about 1 meeting a $7,000 bond. Gator football alum arrested


ALLIGATOR Matthew Martyr / Alligator StaffSanta Fe College student Velinda Davis talks to artist Sheila Barksdale on Saturday at the Archer Community Center at the Interpreting the Sword event. LOCAL JULIANNE HUHNAlligator Contributing Writer Artist combines poetry with martial arts ABIGAIL DOUPNIKAlligator Contributing WriterAdvocates push for dating violence awareness ITS THE WIDEST IN 50 YEARS. SONIA PORTALUPPIAlligator Contributing Writer Grads wage gap grows GUNSHOT, from page 1No one at Envy was injured It can help heal years-old wounds HYPERBARIC, from page 1 You can always call. We have a 24/7 hotline. It gives opportunities for victims to say, This is what Im going through. I dont want to go through it anymore, what do I do?Jennifer HeardAlachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center victim advocate therapist


MEGAN KELLYAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Center for Leadership and Service received a donation of $5,000 from Campus Crest Communities Inc. last week. The funds will add servicelearning opportunities for students, said Kara Clayton, area sales manager for Campus Crest. While UF has a wide variwe decided on the CLS because it shares our commitment to providing students with meaningful service opportunities that enhance their academic experiences, Clayton said. Campus Crest, which is a developer, a builder, an owner and manager of student housing properties, is building The Grove, a student-housing community expected to open in time for the 2014-2015 academic year. CLS is a department under UF Student Affairs that provides students with experiences to prepare them to create positive sustainable change. Were really looking to create social, responsible leaders on UFs campus, said Angela Garcia, director of community engagement and service-learning for CLS. This donation is one way that will help us with the resources to do so. CLS Executive Director Josh Funderburke wrote in an email that the department is very excited about the donation. We hope to see a great deal of additional partnerships like this in support of that mission importance of student community engagement, he said. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Olivia Muenter / AlligatorKatie Weiser, a 19-year-old UF mechanical engineering sophomore, LOCAL OLIVIA MUENTERAlligator Contributing WriterMore than 1,300 volunteers came together during the weekend to help renovate Sidney Lanier Center as part of the seventh annual Project Makeover, a tion that renovates one Alachua County school each year. This year, the center was chosen to receive a makeover of everything from its hallways to the playground. Project Executive Director Courtney Miller, a 22-year-old UF psychology senior, said the dates elementary schools but shifted the focus this year to the center, a school for students with special needs from ages 3 to 22. Miller said the difference in schools changed the way the ects. We are trying to incorporate murals and things that are appropriate to all the different age groups within that span, Miller said. Weve done some (murals) that are geared toward preschool-age students all the way to murals that are very much interactive murals for learning. Although the actual school renovation only took place over the span of a weekend, the orgafor the makeover. This year, Miller said the project was able to raise about $12,000 for the Sidney Lanier Center makeover between fundraising events and partnerships with local businesses. External fundraising director Katie Burns, a 21-year-old UF public relations junior, said the makeover itself is generally divided into three areas: murals and art, landscaping and a quested by the school. Every school presents us with a project that they want to see done, Burns said. This year, we are redoing the library entirely. Project Makeover held a reveal ceremony Sunday to debut the newly renovated school to students and teachers. Mitch Zyserman, a 22-yearold UF political science senior, volunteered with Project Makeand said his favorite part of the weekend was seeing the school change. To see it transformed now, seeing the murals everywhere, seeing the trees and plants and little side touches thats the coolest thing, he said.Volunteers rally to give school a makeover Company donates $5k to UF BROOKE BAITINGERAlligator Contributing WriterA local coffee shop owner is rising above the daily grind. Anthony Rue, owner of Volta Coffee, Tea month to judge the annual World Barista Competition in Rimini, Italy. two days worth of exams, including a coffee history test and a 100-question competition rules test. I was the only everyday, behind-the-bar barista taking that exam. Most are coffee buyers or roasters, said 51-year-old Rue, who has participated in the competition before. Competitors will serve the judges one espresso, one cappuccino and one signature drink within a 15-minute period. Judges have to be able to measure the coffees acidity and determine the coffees origin. Six years ago, Rue opened the store after traveling the country. Opening Volta was like graduate school for him, he said. Shop employees and regulars notice his passion for the craft. Yarrow Geggus, a 24-year-old Volta barista and baker, said she enjoys working with Rue because of his expertise. He just has encyclopedic knowledge about coffee, and he is totally self-taught, she said. Though Rue said he is well-traveled, he has never been to Italy, the location for this years World Barista Competition. I was excited when I found out, he said. Its an incredible honor.Volta owner to judge annual barista competition JESSLYN WADEAlligator Contributing WriterThis years Florida Experimental Film/ Video Festival brought six different international curators for its 10th anniversary this weekend. The festival ran Friday through Sunday at the Wooly event space in downtown from all over the world. The curators presented programs from their respective cities Montreal, Paris, London, Tokyo, Mexico City and Berlin, said FLEX artistic director Roger Beebe. It was great to be able to get six different curators this year because we generally only have three locals or one international, he said. Curator Dachi Santo kicked off FLEXfest Friday night with a presentation Montreals Double Negative collective, which seeks to locate cinema in human experience. Afterward, Sally Golding, of London, demonstrated a live cinema performance. Saturday included a roundtable discusrator Rei Hayama and a performance by Mexico Citys Trinchera Ensamble. The festival ended Sunday with another by Berlin curator Guillaume Cailleau and Sbastien Ronceray, of Paris. UF students and Gainesville residents attended the festival. Alexandria Dasilva, a 20-year-old UF attending the event. up my eyes to something different, she said. Im really excited to start making Dasilvas reaction is reminiscent of what He said FLEX exists to inspire the audience members to make their own exfestival. The best thing is to inspire and develop an audience, Beebe said. We want to help them develop a taste. Its like planting a seed that we hope will grow into trees.It included live performances To see it transformed now, seeing the murals everywhere, seeing the trees and plants and little side touches thats the coolest thing.UF political science senior


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. 72 TOTAL VOTES51% YES 49% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Would you drive a peanut truck? Todays question: Do you feel safe at Midtown? Wednesday night I found myself licking lube off Robyn Smith is a UF journalism sophomore. Her columns appear on Mondays.Toy story: In the defense of sex toysCrowdfunding: How to succeed in business without really tryingI WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Robyn


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 In the age of cable news, political blogs and social media, its easy to focus on the political news in Washington, D.C. The noise clogs the pores of all three major cable news networks and permeates throughout the front pages of newspapers until it makes its way onto the web. Ignore the noise coming from Washington, and start looking at whats happening in state legislatures across the country. Thats where the action is, and in recent weeks, some of the bills pushed by legislators are downright scary. Several states including Arizona, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Tennessee are pushing bills that would strengthen religious freedoms and essentially allow discrimination on the basis of that religious freedom. It sounds simple enough: An individual cannot have his or her freedoms stripped based on religion. On the surface, the bill sounds downright American. Sadly, the religious freedom bills are not attempts to protect peoples rights to practice a religion. Instead, it allows for discrimination. Need an example? Say a restaurant owner doesnt want to serve a gay or lesbian couple in his or her restaurant. Guess what? The religious freedom bills would legally allow that restaurant owner to kick them out based on his or her religious views. Yes, states throughout the country are debating measures that would legalize discrimination. Need further examples of just how far state governments are going? Take a look at our neighbor to the north. Just this year, Republican-led Georgia a bill to completely prevent the Affordable several bills and resolutions calling on the country to have a Constitutional convention something that hasnt happened since the guns in churches, bars and many government buildings. And just last week, a bill into Georgia schools. In Kansas, after years of cutting public education funding, some parents had enough and sued the state, claiming the states constitution mandated public schools receive adequate funding. The case made its way to the state Supreme Court, which is expected to decide on the case soon. What happens if the court sides with the parents and forces the state to fund public schools? Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and the conservative-dominated Legislature plan to ignore the ruling and subsequently pass legislation preventing the states court system from making decisions on education. Even here in Florida another state run by the Republicans controversy almost always emanates from the Capitol walls in Tallahassee. Just last month, legislators started pushing a self-defense bill that would allow shot in the air. As if the stand your ground law wasnt enough, now we might have the Single-party rule dominates state legislatures across the country. As of 2012, 36 states had single-party rule. And in many states led by Republicans, we are seeing increasingly conservative legislation that seems downright brazen. Its easy to ignore our state Legislature. Heck, most of us are lucky if we can name our state representative or our state senator, let alone identify them both. Regardless of whether we realize it, state legislatures have far more control over us than federal Congress. The news might convince you otherwise, but Congress didnt pass the stand your ground law. The Florida Legislature did. And its not the U.S. Congress trying to pass a bill, so business owners can legally discriminate and use their religion as a shield. State legislatures are doing that. So next time you start railing on how aweryone in Congress, maybe you should take theyre trying to do is far more frightening than anything happening in Washington. Joel Mendelson is a UF graduate student in political campaigning. His columns appear on Mondays.State legislatures are more important than Congress, so pay attentionColumn Joel


8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 MONIQUE HERNANDEZAlligator Contributing WriterHundreds of Gators joined Saturday on Flavet Field to race through campus and be pelted with orange and blue dust at The Gator Run. During the 5-kilometer race, runners passed through a blue or orange zone every kilometer. The race used about 215 gallons of the cornstarch-based powder paint in total. Ashley Dean, a 22-year-old UF accounting senior and a Gator Run programming director, said the sociation, as well as the university in its efforts to become a top 10 public university, Dean said. The event also helped raise funds for art and music supplies for the UF Health Child Life Program. Unlike any run on campus, its to better both our university and our students, Dean said. As the ranking of the university increases in the nation, the value of our diploma goes up. Renee Gomez, a 20-year-old UF microbiology and cell science junior, said despite the color powder being hard to wash off, the event was a fun, and he will be back next year. In regular races you just follow the signs. With this run it was really motivational because you have people all along the court being excited, Gomez said. (It) makes you run faster. was hosted in January of last year.Gators pelted with colored cornstarch at Gator Run William A. England / Alligator Staff William A. England / Alligator Staff Ryan Jones / Alligator Staff Ryan Jones / Alligator Staff


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Golf round canceled Gators in the NBA Read the story on page 15. LANDON WATNICK @LandonWatnickThe Gators traveled to Oxford, Miss., with the memory of Marshall Hendersons Gator chomping spectacle on their minds. But after days of watching the candid guards celebration from Ole Miss victory against Florida in last years Southeastern Conference their locker room, the Gators on the Rebels on Saturday afternoon. Despite allowing Henderson to score 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting by halftime, No. 2 Florida (25-2, 14-0 SEC) held him scoreless on 0-of-6 second-half shooting to win 75-71 in the Tad Smith Coliseum. We played a much better second half, coach Billy Donovan said. Henderson made some really, really difcredit. But there were a couple times we did not guard him correctly and didnt do the right things, and we let him get going. Henderson put on a show the Rebels (16-11, 7-7 SEC) offensively by making 5 of his 11 three-point attempts in the The senior scored six straight points notching a four-point play and then an open layup after a steal from Derrick Millinghaus in the backcourt to make it even half. Ole Miss, which shot 6 of GORDON STREISAND@GordonStreisand order. Against No. 4 South Carolina, it was for Florida. Literally. On Sunday afternoon, the Gamecocks imposed their statures on the Gators, handing them a 69-55 loss. Florida showed great effort throughout the game, but the height discrepancy was too much to overcome. The reality matched what we thought, coach Amanda Butler said. We knew they were big and they played big. Carolinas block party in Colonial Life Arena. South Carolina was ahead 32-22 at halftime and had registered eight blocks. Four of them came from 6-foot-4 freshman Alaina Coates, who was also the Gamecocks leading scorer at halftime with nine points. It was very, very, very physical in the paint, Butler said. We just got to be able to handle that better, regardless of whether the whistles blown or not. I thought we had a lot of some individuals; ultimately, not enough toughness all the way across the board and not enough possessions. of the half and found itself at a disadvantage in every major statistical category, except turnovers. AP PhotoScottie Wilbekin (5) attempts a shot as Ole Miss forward Anthony Perez (13) tries to block during Floridas 75-71 win in Oxford, Miss., on Saturday. Wilbekin scored a team-high 18 points against the Rebels. Gators get revenge on Rebels in tightly contested road game ADAM PINCUS @adamDpincusCORAL GABLES Karsten Whitson is the perfect pitcher for this young Florida team both are works in progress. No. 23 Florida (5-3) took a step forward on Sunday, salvaging its road series against No. 16 Miami (4-3) with a 6-4 victory Sunday afternoon at Mark Light Field. Whitson went three innings, and six other pitchers followed, including three freshman getting action on the road. Were young. coach Kevin OSullivan said. We got a showed today. This is one game. Hopefully, we look back down the road and say that kind of got us going. OSullivan knew it wouldnt be easy while watching former ninth-round pick Pitchers struggles continue against UMWOMENS BASKETBALLFlorida falls to South CarolinaButler UF Baseball SEE W -HOOPS, PA GE 14 SEE BASE, PA GE 14 SEE HOOPS, PA GE 14 We played a much better second half. Henderson made some tough shots, to his credit. But there were a couple times we did not guard him correctly and didnt do the right things, and we let him get going.Billy DonovanUF coach


EDEN OTERO Alligator Writer @edenotero_l There are two names on the Florida gymnastics roster that will send a crowd into a frenzy Kytra Hunter and Bridget Sloan. Hunter, who scored a perfect 10 on vault, and Sloan led No. 2 UF (7-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) on Friday as it defeated No. 3 LSU (7-3, 3-2 SEC) 198.125197.625. Coming into Fridays meet, the Gators faced the challenge of beating one of the top teams in the nation, which has also recorded its own perfect scores of the season. LSUs Rheagan Courville came into the matchup earning a 10 on the vault at Arkansas on Feb. 7. Courville was also the reigning SEC Gymnast of the Week after she tied the nations best allaround score, and UF gymnast Bridget Sloans, with a 39.750. Friday, the OConnell Center was packed with 9,197 roaring fans who were rewarded with an eventful night. Hunter was one of the athletes to make the night one to remember when she started out the matchup by scoring her second consecutive 10 on vault. It was the juniors fourth perfect score of the year. With her 10, UF has posted a meets. Hunters vault and a solid ida gymnasts in the event helped Florida top their season-best vault with a score of 49.525. It was the eighth highest in Florida history. Hunter said that her practices have become more focused on sticking her vault landings. Honestly, since last week Ive been getting these stuck landings in practice, Hunter said. I mean, I wont move on from vault unless I get two perfect stuck landings. However, Hunter wasnt alone in her success. Sloan also had a momentous night, winning the all-around title for the week and putting up a It doesnt matter (about) the scoring. Its all about how you was great, my second pass was the best second pass Ive ever done in my life, and those are the little moments you need to cherish. Even with a strong vault performance, Florida fell behind after the uneven bars rotation. But tines and a series of sloppy beam routines by LSU that propelled the Gators above the Tigers. we honestly need that pressure especially experiencing it now before post-season, Hunter said. They did a wonderful job, and we gave each other competition. That what makes it so fun and makes the score so tight and makes the audience even more excited to watch us. Coach Rhonda Faehn was impressed with Floridas night on It was everything that we were looking for, Faehn said. Our athletes just really feed off of that [crowd]. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynAlthough the Gators are no longer the same team of years past, one that lived and died by the three-point shot, they were forced to turn back the clocks Saturday and rely on perimeter shooting to pull out a four-point Southeastern Conference win on the road. With Ole Miss Marshall Henderson sinking with a season-high eight threes before the break. Despite Hendersons hot start to the contest, the rest of the Rebels only combined for one made Gators distributed the points more evenly four players hit at least one from behind the arc. I thought that was huge, coach Billy Donovan said. I thought that was maybe the biggest stat in Scottie Wilbekin and Michael Frazier II, who combine for just more than 70 percent of Floridas three-pointers, respectively, during the games point range only matched what Henderson did alone. If it wasnt for DeVon Walker and Dorian Finney-Smith adding three more, the Gators could have been facing a much more daunting task heading into the locker room. (three pointers), you end up making three, youre probably talking about being down double-digits, Donovan said. So even with Henderson going crazy in the team. However, in four of the six games prior to visiting Ole Miss, Florida players not named Wilbekin and Frazier were 0 of 22 from beyond the perimeter. In fact, Finney-Smith was 0 for his last 21 threepoint shots coming into Saturdays matchup. The redshirt sophomore hadnt made a three-point shot since the Gators 62-51 victory over Mississippi State on Jan. 30. During the six-game stretch before Ole Miss, when it wasnt Wilbekin or Frazier knocking down threes, it was Walker. The 6-foot-6 guard has taken advantage of his more frequent time on the court with Kasey Hill out with a groin injury. In his previous two games, Walker was 4 of 9 from three. And even with a full roster against Tennessee on Feb. 11, Donovan played Walker for eight minutes and was rewarded with 2-of-2 shooting from beyond the arc. Before this four-game stretch where Walker combined for six three-pointers, the sophomore recorded only eight in the 20 games prior to Feb. 11. Frazier said his team answered Hendersons the Gators press, then Donovans squad was going to do the same against Ole Miss zone defense. When they have a guy like that, you got to have three-point threats on the other team to kind of balance it out, Frazier said. Donovan added that its not the individual talent that separates this team from others in the past, but its the chemistry with one another and realization that each player is only a piece of the puzzle. I think that they understand that for us the whole is greater than our parts, Donovan said. And I like that about us. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 13AP PhotoMichael Frazier II (20) reaches up to block a shot by Ole Miss guard Jarvis Summers (32) during the Gators win over the Rebels on Saturday. Emily Cochrane / Alligator Staff Gators turn to three-pointers to defeat hot-shooting RebelsGYMNASTICSHunters perfect score leads Florida to win over LSU Billy Donovan Kytra Hunter


an 18-8 run to tie it up at 42 at halftime. It was the sixth straight game Florida had either trailed or stood tied with an opponent at halftime. But in the second half, Florida tightened up defensively and contained Henderson and the Rebels hot shooting. After about 14 minutes of action that did not see a team lead by more than three points, Florida began to pull away. Fueled by a dunk from Patric Young, a jumper by Casey Prather and three made free throws two coming from Young Florida went on a 7-0 run to take a 66-59 lead with 4:08 left. Following the 8:04 mark, UF held Ole Miss scoreless for about four minutes. But with 3:12 remaining in regulation, Michael Frazier II gave UF its largest lead by burying a three-pointer from the right wing. Scottie Wilbekin then sunk a runner down the right lane on the next possession to give UF a comfortable 73-65 advantage with 2:25 left. We did a good job of executing offensively, Donovan said. Scottie had a nice runner in the lane, which was good. We did some good interior passing. Patric knocked down his free throws. It was good to see him do that. Wilbekin led the way with 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting and seven assists against added 17 points on 5-of-10 three-point shooting. Floridas 25-2 start to the year is its best in school history, and its 19th straight win continues a school record. After Saturdays win, the Gators are in good position to be ranked No. 1 in todays February 2007. UF plays its next game on the road in Nashville, Tenn., against Vanderbilt on Tuesday night at 7. This is a hard stretch for us, Donovan said. When you talk about having to play Wednesday, Saturday, Tuesday, you go a long period of time without a break and its one game after another. And its games against teams we havent seen before, so theres a lot to get these guys familiar with. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Senior Jaterra Bonds led the way at the half with 10 points, but the Gators bench of January Miller, Antoinette Bannister and Lily Svete were held scoreless. More of the same continued into the second half. The Gamecocks jumped out to their biggest lead of the game, 46-30, with 12:54 remaining in the half. Thanks to the efforts of redshirt junior Kayla Lewis and Bonds, the Gators rallied back into striking distance, closing the gap to seven points with 1:43 left on the clock. Lewis was one rebound shy of recording a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing nine boards. Bonds led the team with 20 points She did as she typically does: exactly what we ask her to do, Butler said of Bonds. That was just to be aggressive and to attack the rim fearlessly with no hesitation. Theyve got great shot blockers on their team. I think the way that Jaterra played was her following game plan really well. Coates was perhaps the most impressive player of the game. For the contest, she was a perfect 5 for 5 blocks. Although the Gators struggled on offense, the defense was a bright spot on Sunday. I thought we defended them in the paint very well, Butler said. Where they outsized us, we were able to limit those guys touches pretty well. We played great team defense in the paint. There were just some other spots where we really let down. Florida also forced 18 turnovers. The Gators scored 16 points off turnovers compared to South Carolinas three. It wasnt necessarily something we thought we could really exploit, Butler said. It was just something that developed throughout the game, and we tried to pursue that game trend. Florida, now at .500 in the SEC, two games against tough conference opponents Vanderbilt and No. 16 Texas A&M. In order to make the NCAA Tournament, Florida would most the SEC and maintain at least a .500 record in conference play. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. 14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014William A. England / Alligator StaffRichie Martin hits during Floridas 9-7 loss against Maryland on Feb. 15 at McKethan Stadium. Martin had two hits against Miami on Sunday. Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffJaterra Bonds attempts a shot during Floridas 81-76 loss against Missouri on Thursday in the OConnell Center. Bonds scores 20 points in losing effort W -HOOPS, from page 12Shortstop records two hits in win He and his assistant coaches thought one thing seeing his knee-high locations and four quality pitches: This guy is a big leaguer. The Toronto Blue Jays selected Suarez in 2011 a year after Whitson went ninth overall to the San Diego Padres. With a whos who of scouts on hand, the Gators redshirt junior tossed 30 of his 54 pitches for strikes. His fastball touched 92 mph, but he never looked comfortable with his slider, which carried him to a freshman All-American season in 2011. This marked his second start since returning from his Spring 2013 season-ending shoulder surgery. He went two innings against Maryland a week ago. Whitson feels like his arm strength is back. The next step is improving command, which troubled him on Sunday. Missing some time youre going to be a little rusty, Whitson said. Youve got to go. You got to keep going and get better everyday. Florida gradually improved from Game 1 to Game 3. Suarez, who missed all of 2012 with shoulder surgery, allowed six runs, four earned, over seven innings. The Gators tagged Suarez right from the early afternoon start, plating four runs on six hits three Led by Richie Martins two base hits, including a earned runs in the fourth inning off two Miami throwing errors by third baseman David Thompson and catcher Garrett Kennedy. The Hurricanes defense did it in on Sunday and could have given them issues in the rest of the series had they not hit six home runs during the weekend. mitting only one error in the three games. even if it meant throwing the kitchen sink at the Hurricanes. OSullivan needed seven pitchers, four ent arms in the ninth inning. We were going to empty everybody. Thats one of our strengths, OSullivan said. We told the players before the game, the mark of a gritty team is to get out with a win no matter how we got to do it. BASE, from page 12 HOOPS, from page 12Gators 19-game streak best in program history We did a good job of executing offensively. Scottie had a nice runner in the lane, which was good. We did some good interior passing. Patric knocked down his free throws. It was good to see him do that.Billy DonovanUF coach


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15 EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer @edenotero_lNo. 7 Floridas (4-1) offense prevailed against a sleepy Cincinnati (0-2) defense after a three-anda-half-hour rain delay at Donald R. Dizney Stadium to win 19-6 on Sunday. In their last three games, the Gators have exploited bad defensive matchups, giving them opportunities to secure wins early in matches. Floridas victory against Cincinnati was no different. Freshman Sammi Burgess and sophomore Devon Schneider comscoring. Floridas movement on offense left its defense nearly jobless, as it has been in most of its games this season. The defense has had only two real opportunities to compete on loss to No. 1 North Carolina and against James Madison. by Burgess, junior Shannon Gilroy been the key reason why the defense has had little to do on the Cincinnatis mismatched defense proved to be just one of the Bearcats many problems. Cincinnati came out playing man-to-man coverage against Florida but was unable to keep up with the offense that the Gators have worked to create this season. Coach Amanda OLeary said that the teams quickness has been key in the offenses smoothness, especially when players can outrun their defenders. Overall, the offense beat Cincinnati everywhere it mattered, 5), shots (32-13) and ground balls (16-12). It was sophomore Sam Darcanwas one of the many offensive players for Florida that was able to outrun the Bearcats defense. Darcangelo posted a career high of four points and had four draw controls. While the Freeland, Md., native has been solid for UF on the draw circle, picking up a season total of six ground balls and nine draw controls, she quickly became the Bearcats defenses worst nightmare as she took shot after shot against it. I just felt like I could see the ball, Darcangelo said. It felt easier for me to see it today than usual. However, Floridas offense wasnt perfect. The Gators played well in all aspects of the game, with the exception of one. Florida found itself turning the ball over eight times in second. I think those turnovers are things weve been working on day in and day out, OLeary said. Its just being smart and for us its taking good opportunities offensively as well as coming up defensively when the ball is on the ground.Gators speed proves too much for overmatched BearcatsSWIMMING AND DIVING LOGAN MCGUIREAlligator Writer@loganjmcguireFor the second consecutive year, the Southeastern Conference crown belongs to the top-ranked Gators mens swimming and diving team. Florida led off the meet strong, winning ence championships on Day 1 and 2, but still trailed No. 13 Auburn after the second day of competition. The Gators relied on their strengths over Redshirt senior Sebastien Rousseau ship in the 200-yard individual medley (1:42.22) on Day 2 and seemed to like wearing gold, as he went on to win the 200-yard (1:41.07) over the next two days. dividual win, Rousseau said. It was really special to be on the podium with Marcin (Cieslak). He is always going to be there and be pushing me. We do that in practice, and I knew that it was going to be like that in the race. It just comes down to the day. I got my hand on the wall this time. Cielsak was less than a quarter of a second behind Rousseau in the 200-yard IM, good enough for a silver medal. Fewer than 0.7 seconds separated them in the 200-yard Championships record, and he was awarded the SEC Commissioners Trophy for the highest point total. Florida broke two school records on Day 1: in the 200-yard medley relay (1:24.53), seau swam in. It is such a tremendous swim meet, time was really great. Coming back to have the opportunity to repeat, I think, talks a little bit about the character of the team and the guys. The No. 5 Floridas womens team did not make the push they needed to overtake four-time defending champion No. 1 Georship in as many years. The Gators fell to third on Day 4 and would end up with the bronze medal. But senior Elizabeth Beisel picked up two gold medals and a silver medal along with her third straight SEC Commissioners Troall-time in SEC titles for the Gators and ties her with Olympian Dara Torres. Continue reading this story online at men clinch SEC Championship, women finish third UF LOST 7-0 ON SUNDAY. IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5The San Francisco Bay separates St. Marys College and Stanford University from each other. The level of talent between the two teams covers a much greater distance. The gap between Floridas two Californian opponents was evident this past weekend, when UF swept St. Marys on Saturday and then found themselves on the wrong side of a Stanford sweep the following day. held scoreless in Sundays rivalry matchup against the No. 3 Cardinal Stanford really took it to us and all credit goes to them, coach Roland Thornqvist said. It was over after 20 minutes of singles. Im at a loss. The day began with more inconsistent play on the doubles courts as Florida lost both doubles matchdual matches. After falling behind early, a comeback was unlikely. The Gators are 1-2 this season when losing the doubles point. touted Stanford group. The defending NCAA champions remained aggressive as they grabbed each of the three necessary singles points in straight sets to crush Floridas comeback hopes. The Cardinals Carol Zhao put her team ahead 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Brianna Morgan. The Gators Oyen and Alexandra Cercone were the next to fall, losing 6-2, 6-2 and 6-1, 6-4 respectively to give Stanford a 4-0 lead and the match. Stanfords next point came when No. 5 ranked Kristie Ahn outlasted a comeback bid from Janowicz with a 6-2, 7-5 victory. Kourtney Keegan lost 6-3, 7-6. Woolcock was the only Florida player to reach a third set, but she eventually folded under a 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-9) loss to end the match. UFs weekend matches were polar opposites of each other. The loss to Stanford came a day after Floridas 4-0 win over St. Marys on the same courts, in which each Gator won in straight sets during the blowout. On Sunday, all but one player was defeated in straight sets, as Florida was held scoreless Stanford is a great team and they certainly played well enough to earn the win, Thornqvist said. We have a lot to work on after todays match and it will make us stronger as a result. UF W omens T ennis I just felt like I could see the ball. It felt easier for me to see it today than usual.Sam DarcangeloWilliam A England / Alligator StaffSammi Burgess (2) drives toward the net during Floridas 21-5 win against Jacksonville on Feb. 12 at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Burgess scored three goals in UFs win against Cincinnati on Sunday.


JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126Floridas lone home tournament of the season was cut short. All the games slated for Day 3 of the Lipton Invitational were canceled due to rain. Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium, No. 1 Florida (16-0) played two games against Troy and Indiana, winning all four by a combined score of 26-3. The Gators found the majority of their success in the pitchers circle, giving up only 10 hits through the four games while striking out a combined 27 batters. The main thing you have to do is make sure youre giving everybody enough innings to keep them sharp, coach Tim Walton said. The rotation has been good. Were not over-pitching anybody. Were giving everybody an opportunity to throw complete games, but what (Lauren) Haeger and Hannah (Rogers) and Delanie (Gourley) have been doing is fantastic. Theyre really using their defense and getting strikeouts when they need to. Rogers pitched two shutouts in the tournament, including her third career solo no-hitter in against the Hoosiers on Saturday, improving her record to 6-0. In her home debut, Gourley continued the success she showed 3-1 win against Indiana on Friday, the freshman left-handed pitcher gave up only four hits while striking out a career-high nine batters. On the season, Gourley has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.44:1 and is holding batters to a .196 clip Delanie made pitches when she had to, Walton said. Other I thought she really pitched well and was ahead a lot. She was ahead in her pitch counts a lot. She showed some good composure and she probably didnt realize that the winning run was sitting at home plates three times in a row. In her lone game in the circle, Haeger was perfect through 6.2 innings. In Floridas 12-2 win against Troy on Saturday, the junior right-handed pitcher had four strikeouts and did not allow a single batter to reach base with one out to go. Haeger ended the game by giving up two hits including a two-run homer by Troys Michelle Phelps before ending the game. Haeger holds team-best marks among starting pitchers in ERA (1.03) and opponents batting average (.100). While the Gators were successful in the circle throughout the Lipton Invitational, the team had mixed results at the plate. On Friday, Florida was limited to a .217 clip after logging only 10 hits and striking out eight times. I wasnt too pleased with how we swung the bat, Walton said. But then again, I think Im going to have to give a little credit to the way Troy pitched and the way Indiana pitched. Both pitchers were hitting their spots and werent giving in to our hitters. But after the poor performance on Friday, Florida made a fast turnaround in its rematches against Troy and Indiana on Saturday, registering 23 hits and 20 runs during the two games. Sophomore Kelsey Stewart was the lone Florida batter to log a hit in all four contests. The second baseman managed eight hits, seven runs and four RBIs during the tournament. The Wichita, Kan., native leads the team with 21 runs scored one run fewer than all of Floridas opponents this season and is tied with Haeger with a teamleading 18 RBIs. Stewart is also third on the team with a .393 batting average, behind only sophomore Aubree Munro (.395) and freshman Justine McLean (.412). 16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffHannah Rogers pitches during Floridas 8-0 win against Indiana on Saturday at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Rogers pitched her third career no-hitter during the Gators win against the Hoosiers. SOFTBALL The main thing you have to do is make sure youre giving everybody enough innings to keep them sharp. The rotation has been good. Were not over-pitching anybody. Were giving everybody an opportunity to throw complete games, but what (Lauren) Haeger and Hannah (Rogers) and Delanie (Gourley) have been doing is fantastic. Theyre really using their defense and getting strikeouts when they need to.Tim WaltonUF coach