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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 No. 4 Florida lacrosse team used a strong start to cruise by Winthrop 21-5 at home Wednesday night. Read the story on page 15.Spill it: Study shows keeping secrets increases chance of illnessStudents use apps like Whisper, pg 10. Undocumented man biking to DC to raise awarenessHe wants Obama to stop deportations, pg 4. Fla. civil rights activists share stories at Pugh Hall eventRead the story online at 67 /37 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 7 CLASSIFIEDS 11 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14 SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgA new U.S. News & World Report ranking of 2015s best law schools placed Florida State University above UF, and some UF law students arent happy. Robert Jerry, the dean of UFs Levin College of Law, held a meeting with about 20 law students Wednesday to address their concerns about what this ranking means for the college. Out of the 146 schools evaluated, UFs law college placed 49th, and FSU was 45th. UF has consistently ranked in the high 40s since 2008, but rival FSU has slowly caught up over the years until this year, when it jumped ahead as UF fell behind three places. Jerry explained that not only is the methodology of the ranking system questionable, but also several universities have been working the system in their favor to climb the ranks including FSU. I said for many years that U.S. News rankings are worthless, but we ignore them at our peril, he said. This rank-VOLUME 108 ISSUE 114 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014Tori Wienke / AlligatorWhippedCody Lasso, a 20-year-old UF telecommunication sophomore, volunteers to have pies thrown in his face to raise money for Phi Sigma Pis Dance Marathon team. CAMPUS LAVERNE COX WILL TALK MARCH 24 AT 7 P.M. SAMANTHA BLENDAlligator Contributing WriterLaverne Cox, a producer, actress and advocate for the transgender community, will be the keynote speaker for Womens History Month and Pride Awareness Month. Cox is well-known for her role as Sophia, a transgender woman, on the show Orange is the New Black, said Taylor Novak, president of the Womens Student Association. means to be an empowered woman, said Jasmine Esmailbegui, the executive director for Womens History Month in WSA. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on March 24 in the University Auditorium. The event is free to attend, and tickets will be handed out at the door. Novak said she Cox will present her talk, Aint I a Woman? My Journey to Womanhood, wrote Shawn Janetzke, Pride Awareness Month director and a 20-year-old UF psychology junior, in an email. Womens History Month, Pride Awareness Month and the Hispanic Student Association are coming together to bring Cox to speak at UF for about $16,000, Novak said. Esmailbegui, a 21-year-old UF criminology and psychology senior, said the feminist movement has often left out many different types of women who arent upper class and white. This year, she said, we want to highlight women who might not have necessarily been recognized in the past.Transgender Orange is the New Black actress to speak at UF UF falls behind FSU in law ranksCox JENNA LYONS Alligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgWith the help of police dog Roo, Gainesville Police arrested a local man Tuesday after police said he and his brother broke into a house. Police are still searching for the brother but said the pair used a dresser drawer to hit a woman during the burglary. Anthony Lamar Douglas II on charges of burglary and theft, according to an arrest report. At about 12:45 p.m., Douglas and his brother broke into a house on the 3700 block of Northwest 20th Place through an unlocked bathroom window, according to the report. A woman inside the house hid in her bedroom closet and called 911. According to the report, when Douglas and his brother entered, they found her and hit her with a dresser drawer. police dog named Roo, they saw the brothers leave through the front door and then run back inside. stopped Douglas. Douglas brother, who hasnt the back door of the house. The men stole items from the house including jewelry, a MacBook laptop and a wallet, according to the report. ing the items on the path Douglas brother took to escape. During questioning, Douglas said the robbery was his brothers idea. Douglas also had an active warrant out for escaping jail, according to the report. the Alachua County Jail at 7 p.m., where he remained as of press time in lieu of a $135,000 bond. Police dog Roo helps catch burglar who hit woman with a drawerA laptop, wallet and jewelry were stolenSEE LAW, 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 THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 TODAYFORECASTMONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY RAIN 67/45 THUNDER STORMS 72/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 74/55 SUNNY 70/48 SUNNY 67/37 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 114 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENINGPurchase a Hamantaschen gram Come purchase a sweet treat for your friends for Purim. They will be sold on Turlington Plaza from noon to 1:30 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m Friday. Hamantaschen are cookies with three points to represent the evil Hamans hat. To participate in the custom, send a friend a Hamantaschen Gram, and the cookie will be delivered to him or her on campus. Orders can also be placed at Catholic Gators Catholic Student Fellowship meets every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. in the lounge of St. Augustines Catholic Student Center, 1738 W. University Ave., for praise and worship, prayer, faith sharing, fellowship and guest speakers. This week, we will have a panel about married life. For more information, 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




4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 LAW, from page 1 ABIGAIL DOUPNIKAlligator Contributing WriterA Florida man on a mission to bring awareness to immigration issues stopped in Gainesville on Wednesday after a 450-mile bike ride. Francisco Diaz, 41, is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who has lived in the United States for 14 years. He plans to ride his bike across about 1,200 miles from Miami to Washington, D.C., on a mission called Pedaling for 20 Million Dreams. His goal is to hand President Barack Obama a pen to sign an executive order that will stop deportations in the U.S. He began his journey March 2 and has been pedaling his way north. At a press conference hosted by the UF Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures, Diaz said he believes stopping deportations is a necessary start to ongoing immigration reform. Immigration reform is later, but I think we have to go step by step, Diaz said. And the Cristobal Gonzalez, a 22-year-old UF sociology masters student, hosted Diaz during his stay in Gainesville. Im interested to see how much support he will receive and how effective his efforts are, Gonzalez said. During Wednesdays conference, Diaz showed listeners the small Amerihis backpack as he rides. part of the United States, he said. Diaz said he didnt train for the extensive biking his journey requires, but when he begins to struggle physically, he remembers the stories of the people who have been affected by deportation. I have seen my family become broken, Diaz said. So I say, No more families broken.Undocumented man biking to DC to raise awarenessDiaz ing does create peril when its used by people who dont understand it. He said factors such as the percentage of transfer students admitted to a college and its calculations of expenditures can be manipulated to boost scores. About half of FSUs law student admissions were transfer students in 2013 compared to UFs 12 percent. FSUs costs have also been shifted to make direct expenditures per student much higher both of which help the university increase ranking. Location has been shown to skew results for evaluating employment, too, as FSUs Tallahassee location places it close to state-government employers. Anyone who thinks we ought to do some of those things, as I told the faculty yesterday afternoon, will simply need to wait on the next dean, he said. months, and he said he hopes the new deans fresh start will take the college in a positive direction. He also said regardless of rank, UFs the professional realm. Our graduates are getting good jobs, he said. Theyre getting real jobs. Although the dean said measures will be taken to improve UFs ranking, law students like Brett Williams are still skeptical. Williams, a 26-year-old UF thirdyear law student, said the dip in rank seemed to have caught the faculty off guard, and now the college is scrambling to catch up. If the ranking system is being gamed and we know the game, why arent we doing it, too? he said. I how theyll feel about my law school. This ranking does create peril when its used by people who dont understand it.Robert Jerry dean of UFs Levin College of Law




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.The nation is once again turning its eyes to Florida and, no, it has nothing to do with bath salts or Stand Your Ground. On Tuesday, media outlets buzzed with the news that Republican David Jolly won the Florida District 13 U.S. House seat. District 13, according to the Washington Post, is a Gulf major test of voter attitudes in 2014, because Jollys main platform and selling point, many say was his promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. His opponent, 2010 gubernatorial nominee Democrat Alex According to Washington Post writer Sean Sullivan, A former lobbyist, Jolly will head to Congress to succeed his old boss, late-Rep. C.W. Bill Young. Young, a moderate known for steering federal dollars to the district, served for more than four decades and was practically political royalty there. He died last fall, opening the door for Democrats in a swing district that narrowly went for Obama in 2012. The race was closely watched from the beginning. Whereas Sink, a seasoned Democratic politician and forey to spend on the campaign, Jolly was just a lobbyist. Republicans argue that Jollys win in District 13 against a well-known, well-funded Democrat, according to the Washington Post, should alert the nation that even voters in Democratic districts want Obamacare out. Jollys campaign and TV ads relied heavily on his opposition to Obamacare and his determination to repeal it. On the other side, Democrats argue Jollys success isnt the underdog story Republicans purport it to be. In a special election with an electorate tilted heavily for Republicans, Democrat Alex Sink came closer to victory than any Democrat in decades especially with 10 Republican outside groups spending $5 million in the race, read a memo put out by House Democrats after the loss, the Post reported. It all boils down to one fundamental question: Is the Florida special-election victory at the hands of Republicans indicative of what will happen during the midterm elections this November? Its possible. Elections have consequences, Washington Post political analyst Chris Cillizza wrote. Whether or not what happened Tuesday in Florida is a bellwether of anything, it will unnerve Democrats and energize Republicans. And, that matters. Democrats should be worried about this Republican win; name recognition, a track record for getting votes she lost to Scott in 2010 by a 1 percent margin and money to burn is a big deal. licans, and Democrats now have a reason to watch their backs. GOP takes Florida District 13: Democrats unnerved 61 TOTAL VOTES61% YES 39% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgWednesdays question: Are you Todays question: Black? Corrupt city gains national attentionNestled between Gainesville and Jacksonville is what some news outlets have nicknamed the most corrupt city in the nation: Hampton, population 477. Its likely that by the end of the month, the doors to its city hall will be shut forever. The corruption there stems from where it always does: money. Hamptons money came from a brutal speed trap on a 1,260-foot stretch of U.S. 301. That stretch wasnt always within Hamptons borders, but its annexation in the early 1990s gave the city a new revenue source. In 2011, 9,515 speeding tickets written in a town of fewer than 500 people brought in $253,000, CNN reported. in lawn chairs with radar guns, waiting for unsuspecting out tickets in full SWAT gear with an AR-15 strapped to his chest. The tickets may have caused the corruption, but it hicles off duty. up so they could get more on the citys dime. The mayor has been in jail since Thanksgiving time for dealing oxycodone. The city clerk was overpaid by about $9,000. Now, all the employees have quit because the money has dried up in the wake of an audit from Tallahassee. Talk about a government shutdown. According to CNN, Its a mess, Dan Krassner, the groups (Integrity Florida) co-founder, said of the situation in Hampton. Clearly, there has been misuse of public funds and lack of oversight. The cronyism and nepotism is out of control. These arent even all the issues the city faces. But the most corrupt city in America has a lesson to teach us about the growing disconnection between the government and the governed. The mayor of the city talked to CNN from jail, orange jumpat everyone but himself and ended up resigning Tuesday. The city has been given one last chance to redeem itself. But without a staff, its unlikely Hampton will be able to laws a total of 31 times. Keep in mind this has been going on for years without notice. If corruption this blatant has a home in the Sunshine State, theres no telling what else gets by. Issues like these show why people need to be engaged with their governments. Were coming to a crossroad in our nations history. The federal government is plagued by increasing partisanship and deadlock in the legislature. The executive branch is spying on U.S. citizens like no other time in American history. Our economy is still recovering from the recession, while the current technological revolution and corrupt corporations alike threaten to upend the little recovery we have seen. But its not just the federal government thats broken. Local governments have a better reputation. Theyre supshows that even at the smallest scale, our politics are broken. The needs of the people are being shoved aside for the wants of a few. The solution wont come from them it comes from you. Justin Jones is a UF journalism senior. His columns appear on Thursdays. THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Justin


theA v enue GatorAid: Condoms, who needs em? You do. Read our advice column on page 8. Have a big mouth? Maybe its not a bad thing: Sharing secrets could be good for your health. Read about it on page 10.Follow us on Twitter at @AlligatorAvenue. EMILY COCHRANEAvenue WriterWith the winter weather behind us, were slowly starting to enter music festival season. Many people are rushing to make a serious dent in their bank accounts and grab a ticket to Bonnaroo, Warped Tour or any of the other big festivals happening time, so weve asked some seasoned UF Although the bulk of festivals are during the summer, Bonnaroo tickets are on sale now and Lollapalooza sales are around the corner. It doesnt hurt to start getting ready early. Clothing: The best attire for any music festival is comfort. With a lot of people crammed together outside, its often more important to avoid the heat when getting dressed for a day of music. Valerie Melina, an 18-year-old UF French and Spanish freshman, said that in tank tops, shorts and sneakers. Girls generally wear high-waisted shorts and a loose tank top or crop top. Guys wear shorts and either a tank top or no shirt at all, said Melina, who has gone to three festivals. Dont wear heavy clothes, unless you wear layers, so you dont overheat. Nick Chrone, a 19-year old UF civil engineering sophomore, said he usually wears shorts and a T-shirt of a band that is performing. Its not a code or anything, Chrone fortable. Where to Stand: Finding the right place to watch the music is essential because with the most passionate fans in the front of the stage, Melina said she would rather stay in the pit, despite the possibility of getting pushed or hurt. Being in the pit is lots of fun, though, as long as you know what youre getting into, she said. Its my preferred place. Melike Aydyn, a 23-year-old UF computer science masters student, said she didnt like being in the front. I actually stand far away so at the same time I can listen to music and chat with my friends without getting pushed in a crowd, Aydyn said. I had a friend that got a broken leg because people were pushing with the music. Food: With overpriced food and drinks sold at the festival, its important to bring your own. At an outdoor event, make sure to bring a lot of water and some substantial food to keep your energy level high so you can enjoy the festivities throughout the day. Many people faint at concerts and festivals because theyre dehydrated. You do not want to end your day early with a trip to the hospital. THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/AVENUEAlexa Volland/ AvenueA crowd of Lollapalooza festival-goers wait for the next act to grace the stage in Grant Park in Chicago. The three-day festival will be held Aug. 1 to 3. ERIN MEISENZAHL-PEACEAvenue WriterTen years later, fetch still isnt happening. But a Mean Girls reunion may. Lindsay Lohan announced last week that screenwriter Tina Fey is planning a get-together of the 2004 cast. I saw Tina, and she mentioned maybe doing some sort of reunion, Lohan said on NBCs Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on March 6. The 10-year anniversary of the satirical high-school comedy arTwenty-year-old UF biology sophomore Adithi Vemuri has lost count of the times shes seen Mean Girls. I think its awesome, because I love all of them, she said. Vemuri awaits the reunion with ment. Everyone from our generation talking about when you reference it, she said. Second-year UF law student John so engrossed that he completely forgot he had to go to work. I had made fun of people for watching it, cause thats what you do, he said. But he decided to try it out once I dont know if I loved it, but I couldnt turn it off, he said. When his brother got home, Kelly realized he was half an hour late for work. Although he didnt suffer any major repercussions from his boss, Kelly said he was made fun of at work for the incident. Kelly said he will probably watch the reunion when it happens, but not before he has to work. Bonnaroo tickets are on sale


8, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 CODY SMITHAvenue WriterAfter months of anticipation, The Fray has released its newest effort Helios on Epic Records. Helios marks The Frays fourth full-length album, one in which the band experiments with numerous genres and sounds, but fails to create a cohesive vision. Known for its emotive lyrics and arena-rock style, The Fray opts for pursuing disco, blues and downtempo styles for this album. Hold My Hand kicks it off with a distinctly raw sound from vocalist Isaac Slade, complemented by desperate lyrics and soulful choir backing. Love Dont Die channels The Black Keys and The White Stripes for a boot-stomping blues anthem. Other songs delve into surprising genres, notably Give It Away with its Nile Rodgers-esque guitar chords and a funky hook not too far removed from s disco classics. The middle of the album returns to The Frays traditional, popalternative style with songs such as Hurricane, providing uplifting, love-stricken lyrics and funky basslines. Our Last Days will register familiarly with dedicated listeners for its cheery piano keys and Slades hopeful crooning. The end of the album emphasizes delightfully nuanced guitar playing, best seen in the crisp chords of Shadow and a Dancer. Though the band can be applauded for pushing boundaries and deviating from its beloved style, the album ultimately fails in uniting its many divided pieces. Although songs like Break Your Plans tease low-key ballads, the choruses usually play it safe and stick to characteristically catchy yet vapid songwriting. Fans will enjoy the effort but perhaps crave a bit more experiFrays next album.Helios Review: New album takes chances, frays at the edges CODY SMITHAvenue Writer After opening for Linkin Park and Dispatch on tours around the world, South African band KONGOS has released the appropriatelytitled Lunatic. Comprised of the four sons of South African singer John Kongos, KONGOS sophomore album showcases the harsh yet engaging style of the band through deliciously dark lyrics and unconventional song structures. The album takes the best of alternative music and turns it on its head to create a diverse yet electrifying album. Come With Me Now, the albums lead single, combines a rocking beat, a rollicking accordion and vulgar lyrics lead singer Dylan Kongos croons, I tried to sell my soul last night, funny, he wouldnt even take a bite in excellent fashion. A refreshing, soulful breakdown and pulsing guitar solo add variety to the track and ensure the song never loses its spark. Many of the lyrics found in the album speak directly to the 18-to25 age group. Kids These Days recalls the rebellion and apathy of youth as each generation falls into the trap of war. Sex on the Radio considers the effect of the media on our culture and how our expectations often come short. Equipped with a barrage of expertly composed instrumentals and haunting yet poignant lyrics, KONing its unique sound. Perhaps the most commendable aspect is the bands ability to weave its South American genre. Although some casual listening, Lunatic marks a well-balanced work from this upand-coming band.KONGOS album lives up to expectations with unconventional style Leslie Cole is a 21-year-old UF telecommunication senior. Her column runs every Thursday. Need some advice? Send a question to My boyfriend and I have been doing the pull-out method for over a year now, and I havent gotten pregnant. Is birth control really worth the money? Anonymous Ive been participating in the act for more than six years, and I still worry about the PO method. I dont know how you do it, but props, bro. My advice? Safe sex is ALWAYS worth it. Just because youve been insanely lucky thus far doesnt mean the next time you have sex wont f*** up your entire life. Pun absolutely intended. Whether its condoms, pills, an IUD or the shot, they all provide more protection than the method youre currently using. Also keep in mind, yeah, youre not pregnant, but that doesnt mean youre set in the vagina department. The clap is a very real thing. I know the pull-out method feels so much better than using condoms, but try to think of the consequences of it next time clothes start flying off. If youre not into condoms, at least protect yourself with one of the other types of contraception. Those little blue pills could prevent you from popping out a smaller version of the loser guy on top of you, so theyre totally worth it. GatorAid reviews




10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 ERIN MEISENZAHL-PEACEAvenue WriterThats why her hairs so big, said Janis Ian in Mean Girls. Its full of secrets. According to a recent study, Gretchen Wieners hair isnt the only thing affected by her repression from confession. By keeping her secrets pent up, Wieners could have also increased her chances of chronic or long-term illness, not to mention emotional instability. In a 2013 study, University of California, Berkeley associate professor Clayton R. Critcher and Cornell University associate professor Melissa J. Ferguson found that participants who were asked cits in intellectual activity and physical stamina. The repression is associated with higher stress levels, which have been shown to cause detrimental long-term effects on physical health in otherwise healthy individuals. Wieners should have shared order to relieve some of the stress she put on her body, according to the study. But what if she didnt feel comfortable sharing her secrets with anyone she knows? Thats where anonymous secret-sharing apps such as Whisper have carved out their market. My secret: My little always forces me to drink against my will, wrote one user on the app, a mobile social network that allows users to post anonymous confessions and geotag their locations. Although Whisper users generally post less serious confessions e.g., Fell off a canoe at Lake Wauburg those who write to sites like PostSecret tend fessions. Smaller secrets may not induce as much nervous tension. However, emotionally charged ones that have to do with trauma, closeted sexual orientation harm long-term health, according to four studies published in the American Psychological Associations 2012 edition of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Secrets weigh people down, a brief of the studies reported. People who recalled, were preoccupied with, or suppressed an important secret estimated hills to be steeper, perceived distances to be farther, indicated that physical tasks would require more effort, and were less likely to help others with physical tasks. Meg Konigsburg, a 22-yearold UF advertising senior, said she feels that weight. a level of stress in keeping a secret, Konigsburg said. Theres a lot more anxiety. She said shes currently suppressing the urge to share private information about someone because she wants to be a good friend. Because Konigsburgs lips are sealed, her friend didnt have to turn to sites like PostSecret or Whisper to relieve stress but turned to her instead. She said it isnt worth it for her to reveal her friends secret, but she understands why people do. Telling someone or posting about your secret can be very cathartic, Konigsburg said.Spill it: Study shows keeping secrets increases chance of illness shhhhScreenshot


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THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Debose granted sixth yearThe NCAA has granted Gators wide receiver Andre Debose a sixth year of eligibility, UF announced Wednesday. After missing the 2013 season with a torn ACL, Debose will be cleared for noncontact practice on March 28.Gators in the NBAWashington Wizards guard Bradley Beal scored 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting in his teams 98-85 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.Sammi Burgess and the UF lacrosse team dominated Winthrop on Wednesday. Read the story on page 15. GATORS SCORED SEVEN RUNS IN EIGHTH INNING. ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer@adamDpincusThe Gators erased any doubt they would have to play their fourth straight extra-inning game in a big way Wednesday night. Florida (11-6), which used 11 pitchers last weekend, drove in seven eighth-inning runs en route to a 13-5 victory against Illinois State (9-5) at McKethan Stadium. The Gators 13 runs were a season high. They doubled their home-run output to four. They sent 13 batters to the plate in the inning. Casey Turgeon hit a grand slam off Jack Czeszewski, who had the forgettable stat line of seven earned runs in a third of an inning. Florida entered the frame with a 6-5 lead only to blow the game wide open off a depleted Illinois State pitching staff that had completed a three-game tournament in Winter Haven the night before. I didnt think I hit it really well, but you was blowing pretty hard, Turgeon said. We answered really well. Were going in the right track. Until the eighth, Floridas early offense in the third inning looked like it would be enough. Nursing a one-run lead off a passed ball, third-base coach Craig Bell dialed up a double steal to advance Richie Martin and Turgeon to third and second. Taylor Gushue did the rest, hooking a bases-clearing double. Florida chased Illinois State starter J.D. Learnard after three innings. Right-hander Matt Lambert didnt fare any better, allowto lead off the inning. With Turgeon batting, he swiped second for his team-leading sixth stolen base of 2014. Freshman Peter Alonso drove Martin in on a grounder that went under Stewarts glove before Braden Mattson reached the last row of metal bleachers in left-center. er not named Taylor Gushue. That one was good, Mattson said. Thank God it was windy. off Danny Young. The Redbirds added four teams couldnt seem to register an out in an inning that never wanted to end. Three different Florida pitchers Kirby Turgeons grand slam caps Florida rally against Illinois StateSOFTBALL JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126Chelsea Herndon showed why she deserved to be in the Gators starting lineup on Wednesday. After Florida shut out Mercer win, Game 2 of the day had much less offense. Both teams were scoreless heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, and Florida had frames a stark contrast from innings to start off the day. Hoping to avoid extra innings after already playing three-anda-half hours of softball, Herndon provided a spark for the Gators, hitting a leadoff triple to put herself 60 feet away from winning the game. Florida drew three straight walks after Herndons play to take a 1-0 win. I wasnt really trying to hit a home run or anything, she said. I was just trying to get on base to spark the team with Lauren Haeger coming up next. Herndon started at second base in both contests against the Bears (17-9, 2-1 Atlantic Sun) after previously starting only six games for the No. 1 Gators (26-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference). rect her play to keep up with the (The game) moves much to adjust, giving it all I got every day. Im willing to go wherever the team needs me. Added coach Tim Walton: now is probably a lot more comfortable for her, but the game is slowing down for her. After going 2 for 5 at the plate and scoring two of Floridas nine runs on Wednesday, Herndon is now batting .357 on the season and has scored 11 runs. The reason shes playing is because shes making things happen, Walton said. Shes been fun to watch. We got a lot more at-bats at the top of the lineup and shes really doing a good job. Floridas two games against Mercer were complete opposites. In Game 1, the Gators had eight different players with at least one hit and six of them scored. But after the 30-minute break between games ceased, that offensive production looked nonexistent, with Floridas batting average dropping from .455 to .150. Walton said playing a nail-biter like the second game against a non-conference team in Mercer will only help the team as it moves along with its SEC slate. Theres nothing like having at-bats with a 0-0 ballgame, Walton said. Theres nothing like playing defense in a 0-0 ballgame. Same with pitching. It really prepares you. UF had solid performances in LOGAN MCGUIREAlligator Writer@loganjmcguireThere will be no divers representing the Gators at this years swimming and diving NCAA Championships. petitors failed to qualify at the three-day Zone Diving Regional Championships, which concluded on Wednesday in Greensboro, N.C. But Florida will still be represented well at the national meet by the countrys top-ranked The No. 8 womens squad, of swimmers, will also compete Im proud of the efforts that it took for them to get there, coach Gregg Troy said. It wasnt a lack of effort that prevented the Gators from qualifying a single diver. Sophomore Kahlia Warner posted a career best in the platform prelims on Wednesday with her score of 284.10. But she scored nearly 30 points fewer in place and ending her season. all three events at regionals. Neither of Floridas men but sophomore Zach Hernandez came one spot away from advancing with one of his best performances of the season by scoring a 271.90 on the platform. Redshirt senior Chris Jones did ter making the 1-meter springfor the mens team. William A. England / Alligator StaffCasey Turgeon swings during Floridas 4-0 win against Maryland on Feb. 14 at McKethan Stadium. Turgeon hit a grand slam in Floridas 13-5 against Illinois State on Wednesday. SEE BASE, P A GE 15 SEE SOFTBALL, P A GE 15


Snead, Ryan Harris and Bobby Poyner faced the bases loaded before right-hander Eric Hanhold stopped the hemorrhaging. I guess if there is only one negative in the game, I dont think we pitched very well in the eighth there, OSullivan said. We made it very interesting, but our bullpen has been really good the whole year and we responded with seven in the bottom of the eighth. Floridas offense gave freshman Brett Morales early run support to work with. After starting the season as the No. 2 starter, relief appearance his last time out on Feb. 28. Morales showed poise, escaping a fourth-inning, bases-loaded jam in his third collegiate start. He hit Mason Snyder to load the bases before punching out No. 8 batter Brock Stewart on an outside fastball to end the inafter allowing a baserunner. The Tampa native followed up the stellar starting pitching that carried Florida to a series sweep of Connecticut with 4.1 innings of one-run ball. the right direction and more of what we saw in the preseason, OSullivan said. completing its home sweep of then-No.8 South Carolina on April 13, 2013. The Gators wound up winning eight in a row before going games. They start Southeastern Conference play on Friday in a three-game home series against Arkansas. Theyll be coming off a game where they knocked in 13 runs on 12 hits. Mattson wasnt shy when asked whether the pop Florida showed is something to be expected. No doubt. EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_l winning its complete dominance. On Tuesday, the No. 4 Gators (8-1, 1-0 American Lacrosse Conference) not only beat Winthrop (2-4) 21-5, they outshot, outnumbered and outsmarted the Eagles in every way. score. Its almost become habitual for the out win. The juniors and seniors left on the team tem of scoring is a big reason for Floridas success. Coach Amanda OLeary has preached that playing as a unit is what makes this young team so much different from its predecessor. However, it wasnt just Floridas scoring that allowed them to dominate the Winthrop, but the Gators ability to win draw Florida also used Winthrops slow and sloppy back-zone coverage to its advantage. With junior Shannon Gilroy outrunning evway, and freshman Mollie Stevens sweeping balls under the Eagles goalkeepers feet, the Gators offense was unstoppable. If someones having a bad day, then someone else is having a good day and we can count on everyone on the team, Gilroy said. Florida got off to an early start, scoring the countered and held the game tied. But with Winthrop committing multiple fouls within of which came from free-position shots. We practice 8-meters everyday at practice, freshman Sammi Burgess said. I think we dealt with it pretty well. I think we handled the physicality just because our defense is really physical in practice. Like honestly, I dont think Ill ever play a defense better than ours. Florida went into its matchup against Winthrop focusing on the backer defense that the Eagles would be throwing at it. But the Gators speed and constant focus on the defense in practice made Winthrops effort ineffective. Our offense was based on getting the roy said. We put many different people on that backside to get the goal. With a win against Winthrop in the books, No. 4 Florida will head to No. 3 Syracuse to at noon. ALLIGATOR, 15Matthew Martyr / Alligator Staff Florida pitches consecutive shutouts SOFTBALL, from page 14William A. England / Alligator Staff LA CROSSENo. 4 UF uses hot offensive start to handle Winthrop BASE, from page 14Gators pen gave up four runs to Redbirdsthe circle, with senior Hannah Rogers and freshman Delanie Gourley both pitching completegame shutouts against Mercer. Rogers (10-1) gave up two hits Gourley (10-0) pitched seven scoreless innings in the second game, extending her streak of scoreless innings pitched to 27. The freshman left-hander notched nine strikeouts, bringing her total to 66 on the year, and dropped her ERA to a 1.17. Delanie got her strikeouts when she needed to and showed some good poise, Walton said. And Hannah did the same thing. We had some opportunities in the and give up runs. I thought Hannah stepped up and made her pitches. Delanie did the same in the second game, throwing her riseball really well, getting some good strikes early in the count, but I thought they both pitched really well today.