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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 UF med school jumps in national rankIt ranked No. 75 for best primary care education, pg 10. Police: St. Pattys bargoers should arrange transportationSNAP vans will run until 3 a.m., pg 11. Graduate students rally in support of lowering assistant feesThey got a 4.4 percent pay raise last year, pg 10. Tim Walton and the UF softball team play LSU for the today at 7 p.m. Read 71 /50 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 SPORTS 12 CLASSIFIEDS 14 CROSSWORD 17 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 115 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014Kristi Camara / AlligatorRockets AwaySecond and third graders from Idylwild Elementary School launch bottle rockets on Flavet Field on Thursday morning. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at UF assisted the students KAITLYN WILSONAlligator Contributing WriterA lot of things have changed in Gainesville over the past 29 years, but one thing has stayed the same: Grandys, which has kept bellies full of fresh cinnamon rolls and country-fried steak. This summer, the homestyle in a hurry restaurant will close its doors. Dave Miles, owner of the Grandys located at 3401 W. University Ave., said the stores close comes as no surprise. He said he wanted to keep the doors open, but the recession hit the small business hard. If you dont have a dollar menu, you suffer, Miles, 52, said. You can only discount so much. Miles said he had the option of renewing his lease a year and a half ago but idea of resigning a long-term lease on a 30-year-old building that needs remodeling. Grandys is a franchise, so there are locations in seven other states that will remain open. The Gainesville location Gainesville Grandys to be replaced by PDQ in the summer SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff semester, executive director Betty Phillips resigned. In an administrative memo sent Tuesday, provost Joseph Glover wrote that associate provost Andy McCollough will take over administrative duties for UFs fully online degree program immediately. Phillips resigned March 1. Although the reason for Phillips abrupt resignation was not explained, UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes wrote in an email that Phillips will return to Arizona State University as a faculty member. Since she wants to devote more time to research in this important area of online education, she decided to resign her administrative position in favor of a faculty position that will allow her to pursue these interests, Sikes said. Phillips was named as executive director for the program in September 2013. She left her position as provost and executive vice president for ASU to lead UFs online baccalaureate program. She is married to Win Phillips, UFs former senior vice president and chief operating ofUF Online launched Jan. 1. There are 583 students enrolled in UF Online with a goal of 24,000 by its 10th year of operations, according to the programs business plan. In February, UF spokesman Steve Orlando said the university had accepted three UF Online students. Other applications were not yet completed.UF Online director resigns three months into jobHer resignation was unexpectedPhillips CAMPUS JESSLYN WADEAlligator Contributing WriterTwo UF scientists will send off the SpaceX-3 Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center. Robert Ferl and Anna-Lisa Paul, faculty members in the Horticultural Sciences Department of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, will monitor the capsule containing an experiment that they hope will aid them in understanding how plants function in space, according to a UF news release. They hope to learn zero gravitys impact on cells by examining how Arabidopsis plants grow in space. SpaceX-3 looks at the genes in the plants. It will look at the pattern of growth of the plants and how they respond to their environment, Paul said. Paul, a research associate professor of plant molecular genetics, said the name of the experiment on SpaceX-3 is CARA, which is an acronym for Characterizing Arabidopsis Root Attractions. Ferl and Paul conducted previous experiments from 1999 to 2010 and learned terns away from the shoots, called skewing, according to the release. Paul said the scientists believed the skewing pattern required gravity. But in this space shuttle there was no gravity, so researchers are trying to growth pattern. Weve tweaked some stuff, and were UF researchers to send plants to International Space StationSEE SPACE, PAGE 4 SEE GRANDYS, 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 FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 TODAYFORECASTTUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 70/51 THUNDERSTORMS 69/54 THUNDERSTORMS 75/63 SUNNY 76/56 SUNNY 71/50 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 115 University) on Monday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beginner Tango Class A beginner tango class will be held Monday at 7:45 p.m. at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center. No experience, partner or shoes required. For more information, visit Accent Speakers Bureau hosts Buzzfeed creator Jonah Peretti Join Accent Speakers Bureau on March 20 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for an evening of entrepreneurship, insight and inspiration with one of the leading media innovators of the 21st century. Peretti will discuss journalism, the evolving media landscape and his career followed by an open Q-and-A with the audience. Free student tickets will be available for pickup at the Phillips Center Box Office on Wednesday at noon. Students with a valid Gator 1 Card can receive up to two tickets. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 8 p.m. For more information, visit Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENINGPurchase a Hamantaschen gram for Purim Come purchase a sweet treat for your friends for Purim. They will be sold on Turlington Plaza from noon to 2 p.m today. 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 Melissa@ Organic plant sale The Organic Sustainable Agriculture Club is having a transplant sale in front of Fifield Hall today at 3 p.m. Tomatoes, kale and tomatillos will be among the plants sold. Prices range from $2 to $5 per plant, depending on size. Fifield is located east of Southwest Recreation Center on Hull Road. Continuum 5K Join the Pledge 5 Foundation at the 5th Annual 5K-9 event at the Continuum on Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon. Bring along your K-9 and enjoy a fun-filled day of exercise, food and prizes. Admission includes entry into the 5K race and/or the one-mile pup run, 5K-9 T-shirt, complimentary gift bag for you and your pet and post race food provided by Texas Roadhouse. Pledge to donate pet supplies and receive a coupon code for $5 off registration. Please bring pet donations to the registration table the day of the event. Admission for the race is $35 and can be purchased online at Lakeland march for farmworkers Join CHISPAS UF, Gainesvilles Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice and local activists, to pressure Wendys and Publix to join the Campaign for Fair Food to raise wages and guarantee human rights for Florida farmworkers. The march will take place in Lakeland on Saturday. If you would like to carpool, meet at the Gale Lemerand parking garage on campus at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 831-3340117. QR code scavenger hunt The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers at UF challenges you to compete in our bi-annual QuickRace, a teambased scavenger hunt chasing a trail of QR codes across the UF campus. This semesters theme is The World of Gaming. The top three teams will receive prizes. The event will be held in the Reitz Union Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register at Florida Museum hosts Can You Dig It? Dig into geology and discover the ground beneath your feet at the Florida Museum of Natural Historys Can You Dig It? event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy hands-on activities, and watch demonstrations of volcanic eruptions. For more information, visit flmnh.ufl. edu/canyoudigit or call 352273-2062. Free concussion tests Athlete Brain will offer free baseline concussion tests at HealthStreet, 2401 SW Archer Road, Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Trained UF students will administer the tests, which provide information on how an individual normally performs on the areas typically impacted by a concussion, such as symptoms, balance and memory. Participants will receive a copy of their test results to share with healthcare providers to help them maximize their clinical care in the event of a concussion. This service is especially valuable for athletes of all ages. Music in the park Music in the Park is Saturday at noon at Lake Wauburgs North Park. The afternoon will be filled with live musical performances by a jazz band and a steel drum band. Drop in at any time throughout the day. No registration required! Admission and activities are free with a Gator 1 Card; cardholders may bring up to four guests. For more information, visit Annual Conservation Stewards awards Each year, Alachua Conservation Trust honors individuals in our community who have made cultural and environmental protection a priority in their lives. This years recipients are the late Jack Rogers, Robert Christianson and Charlie Houder. The festivities at Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Road 234, kickoff at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday with a cocktail hour, followed by a local foods dinner and the awards ceremony. The evening will wrap up with a live performance by Hard Luck Society. Tickets are $70. Henna tattoo fundraiser Help the HSF Scholar Chapter raise funds for Relay for Life by getting henna tattoos! We will be doing $2 and $4 designs. Guys are welcome to come, too. The event will be at La Casita (next to Chipotle on Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


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MEGAN KELLYAlligator Contributing WriterThe Richmeister is coming to campus. Rob Schneider, the star of movies such as The Animal, Hot Chick and Deuce Biaglow Male Gigalo, will be at UF on March 27 as part of the Inter-Residence Hall Associations annual Residence Hall Week. The event, IRHAPalooza: a Night of Comedy, will be at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. IRHA worked with a third party that was in contact with celebrity agents to determine who to pick, said Rachel Stern, IRHA vice president. We went back and forth with the different options and who we thought would appeal to the college audience the most, said the 22-year-old UF telecommunication senior who is overseeing Residence Hall Week. It was unanimous Rob Schneider would be the best bet, Stern said. IRHA will pay Schneider $30,000 for his appearance. Tickets are free for both students and the public. Ticket pick-up for UF students will be at the Phillips Center March 26 at noon, and tickets for the general public will be given out one hour before the show begins. There is a limit of two tickets per student. Johnny Efstathiades, a 20-year-old UF applied physiology and kinesiology junior, will be attending the event with a group of friends from an improv and sketch comedy club, Theatre Strike Force. Im excited, especially as part of an improv club, to show people that comedy is fun and within peoples reach if they want to try it out, Efstathiades said. The theme of this Residence Hall Week is Cirque Du IRHA. Residence Hall Week consists of seven events raising money for IRHAs philanthropy, Jungle Friends. In line with the theme of the week, there will be an IRHA Carnival with a ride, games and food. Caylin Lewandowski, 18-year-old UF speech pathology freshman, said she will attend because she is a fan of the movies Schneider has been in. UF for having him at our school, Lewandowski said. will be replaced by People Dedicated to Quality, known as PDQ, which is backed by former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow. Its a chicken restaurant. Miles said PDQ has been more than gracious and has promised him that employees of Grandys will get priority interviews for the new restaurant. Miles said hes mainly concerned for his employees when Grandys closes. Although he used to hire a lot of UF students, he said, he began taking on more middle-aged workers when the economy declined. Some locals are sad to see the establishment close, like John Castronover, a long-time Gainesville resident and a Grandys regular. I am an old country fella, and its one of the few places I can get chicken livers, gizzards and turnip greens, the 69-year-old said. I am gonna miss that. Castronover, who graduated from Gainesville High School and UF, said he was surprised to hear the restaurant was closing. He said every time he and his wife, Kathy, ate there, it seemed to be busy. The restaurant, which Miles opened only two years after he graduated from UF, will close before the lease ends in August, although he He said hes not sure what he will do next because he has been his own boss for the past three decades. He said hes sad to see his business end. But he is thankful for the loyalty from the community. I have been overwhelmed by the support over the last few days as word has gotten out, Miles said. Gainesville has been very good to me and my family. hoping it will give us some feedback on what plants use vive, Paul said. Paul said the CARA experiment will be studied in two ways: with high-resolution images sent from the Light Microscopy Module and by studying the plants after they come back next month. Kevin Lopez, a 21-year-old UF aerospace engineering junior, said this experiment could have further implications for plant research. There are a lot of things that can be gained from trying to grow plants with no gravity, Lopez said. You can compare the differences on how life forms grow on Earth compared to zero gravity. Lopez said that if the experiment is successful, he believes there is a possibility that humans can grow life in space. You have to start at the bottom in order to make progress in understanding space and zero gravity, Lopez said. According to the release, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, which is a national organization based in Florida that encourages science on the ISS, is sponsoring the experiment. the UF community. This is important for everyone because its important to know how plants work, Paul said. The more we understand the fundamentals the better local gardeners and space partners we can become. 4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 Kat Antunes / Alligator Grandys franchise owner Dave Miles stands in front his restaurant on the corner of West University Avenue and Southwest 34th Street on Thursday. CAMPUSScientists will study the plants as they grow SPACE, from page 1Bigalow movie star coming to IRHA event GRANDYS, from page 1


FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 CAMPUS CHRISTINE ALVAREZAlligator Contributing WriterStudent and amateur athletes alike can take steps to protect their brains Saturday. Athlete Brain will be administering free baseline concussion tests from noon to 3 p.m at HealthStreet, located at 2401 SW Archer Road. The student-run organization, afto promote concussion education and outreach, said Aliyah Snyder, a the clinical and health psychology department of the college and the graduate adviser of the organization. The test, known as the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool, or SCAT3, collects information about how an individual performs on the test. This helps health professionals make treatment decisions if a concussion is suspected in the future and provides a concrete way for doctors to monitor someones progress. It doesnt take very long, its really valuable, and it may help you kind of reduce your risk in the long term of your negative consequences after a concussion, she said. Athlete Brain is the only group that has released research on the baseline concussion test, providing national norms for the previous version, which makes the group highly involved in the development of the test, Snyder said. applied physiology and kinesiology junior and the vice president of Athwho has been cleared to administer the test. Womens Rugby team, said these tests are a convenience because theyre not usually offered when you get a normal physical. We try to educate athletes at all levels and parents just anyone about how common concussions are, she said. football wide receiver and kickoff returner, is conditioning for the National Football League and preparing for the draft. He said that some of his teammates have had concussions in the past, and they would have to miss practice when they were severe. So many people get brain damsaid. They really dont play when it comes to a concussion they take it real serious.Student org to give free concussion tests We try to educate athletes at all levels and parents, just anyone, about how common concussions are.Cary Gibbonsvice president of Athlete Brain


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.Despite a freak cold snap last night, this weekend is shaping up to look like Spring Break: Part Deux or at least, thats what were telling ourselves. sight for seniors, and all the freshman have parted ways said, here it is: your is-it-St.-Patricks-Day-yet edition of Darts & Laurels This week, Gainesville City Commission elections culrunoff election scheduled in April for At-Large Seat 2 candidates Annie Orlando and Helen K. Warren. We were surprised when, on election day, copies of the Gainesville Sun arrived with stickers promoting certain political candidates. Although political advertising and sticker ads arent new, these particular advertisements like endorsements is misleading to readers, and for that, were throwing a DART at the Gainesville Sun. yoga mats more elastic? As if you needed more of an exoverrated sweet chilli sauce. The changes are slated to hit UF soon, and for that we give LAUREL to Subway headquarters. In other sandwich-related news, Gainesville lunch lovers were disappointed to learn this week that the last Quiznos location in GNV is shuttering its doors for good on Saturday. The owner, Lance OCarroll, told the Alligagradually declining. death. In light of this unfortunate news, were throwing a DART at Gainesville sandwich consumers who dont LAUREL to Gainesville Harley Davidson and local law enforcement for helping Marc Okes, a his dream of riding a motorcycle. Marc rode sidecar to Gainesville Harley Davidson owner Kevin Lytles motorcycle alongside a crowd of Gainesville motorcycle owners. my whole entire life, Marc told the Alligator. Well said, dude. See you on Monday! 69 TOTAL VOTES71% YES 29% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThursdays question: Have you seen Todays question: Have you ever eaten at Grandys? Obamas Ferns visit clever, controversialLast week, the president went to a fake talk show for view ever. The show is called Between Two Ferns and is hosted movies. whats next for your career? and then hit him with a success. Seeing the president of the United States sitting with Cooper carried The Hangover movies. And then the tion on the many ways to sign up for insurance under the Actually, the whole show was set up as an advertiseproducer contacted the White House months ago for an The deadline to sign up for 2014 March 31 is rapidly apers are faltering. The show is something that 18to 30-year-old male demographic, which goes nuts over alternative comedy like this. most commonly uninsured groups in America. no solid it-is or it-isnt answer. What is true is that marketing ploy. Politicians and pundits alike have criticized the ploy. feel that using Between Two Ferns to promote governused to criticize and satirize authority, not advertise it. or the ethics of humor, health insurance is a necessity in America. Alec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His columns appear on Fridays. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Alec


FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7When Russell Simmons appeared on Fox News The OReilly Factor Monday night to promote his new book about meditation, he probably had no idea his interview with Bill OReilly would focus on Beyonc. After introducing Simmons book incorrectly, OReilly didnt even give the Def Jam Records co-founder 30 seconds to talk about his work before he started questioning him about Beyoncs artistic choices. First of all, how rude. I dont understand why OReilly would think Simmons should answer for Beyonc just because hes a black businessman involved in the musical community. Regardless, the political pundit was bold in saying, Beyonc in the back of a limo having sex, referencing Monica Lewinski. Thats art? OReilly was talking about Partition, a song in which Beyonc, a grown-ass, married woman, celebrates being a feminist and enjoying sex with her husband. Now, before I go into defending-my-BFF mode because although weve never met, I do look at Beyonc as my super cool and talented best friend I will say that I dont think OReilly was trying to be as offensive as he came off when he implied that Partition falls under the category of exploitative garbage. He was arguing that artists have an obligation to protect impressionable children who lack parental guidance. And while I do agree that we should collectively care about the well-being of of our countrys youth, a more effective approach would be to advocate for comprehensive sex education in all United States cities. Because that would actually provide kids who dont have an amazing mother and an OK father with an understanding of how unwanted pregnancy and broken families can affect lives at least more successfully than dismissing an artists work as garbage. Disagreeing with the self-interpreted message of a song doesnt make it any less valid. Last I checked, art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Its also the various branches of creative activity, such as painting, music, literature, and dance. Beyonc does a hell of a job doing her job. Shes an artist in every sense of the word, and shes a positive female role model in the industry who shows women we can be successful even when the odds are stacked against us. Not only does her latest album promote the feminist movement, but it teaches a few lessons, including that, you could actually work super hard, give everything you have and still lose. and Enjoy your life, its short. Clearly, OReilly didnt listen to the rest of the album, of the topics addressed in Beyoncs Flawless. She includes an excerpt from a Ted Talk by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, in which she said, We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys can. Which brings me to question OReilly, whose favorite artists as listed on his site include Luther Vandross, The Doors, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, among others. All of these artists, whom I, too, enjoy, have created works glorifying sex. Is it OK that they address sex in their work because theyre male? Although none of these artists are new to the media, country and around the world. So before we point the Regardless of your hard work, talent and whatever else you have going for you, haters gonna hate. And Monday night, on Fox News The OReilly Factor host Bill OReilly was being a total hater. As Kanye West would say: Yo, Bill, Im really hapthe greatest videos of all time. Marjorie Nunez is a UF journalism senior. Her columns appear on Fridays. Hey, Bill OReilly, you can sit down nowColumn culitis, a disease in which the immune system attacks blood vessels and swells them. On Feb. 24, Harold lost that battle. He was 69 years old. Ramis was a triple threat: writer, actor and director. He wore all three hats at different times but sometimes performed double duty, acting in movies he helped write and usually showing up in movies he making, he always strived for the same goal: to make us smile and to root for the underdog. Ramis directed many comedies in the 80s and 90s that are now considered classics. Caddyshack, the original National Lampoons Vacation, and Groundhog Day, just to name a few. However, it was his work as a writer that often left a lasting impression, and it wasnt just hilarious dialogue thats repeatedly quoted. Ramis had audiences pulling for protagonists that have everything working against them: lovable losers thing but in the end pull through, overcoming often ridiculous scenarios and situations to succeed. Before going into business for themselves, the Ghostbusters are kicked out of their university positions. Even though their peers see them as poor scientists, they ignore the ridicule and end up saving New York from the wrath of a 100-foot-tall marshmallow man. Even Clark Griswold in National Lampoons Vacation just wants to innocently deliver some summer fun to his family by visiting a theme park but ends up going through hell driving them across the country. All the audience wants to see is Clark succeed in that quest. As an actor, what made Ramis characters so likeable was his propensity for dry wit. Growing up, my favorite Ghostbuster was Bill Murrays Peter Venkman. And why wouldnt he be? He was witty, calm under pressure and had all the best one-liners. Hell, in the end he even got the girl. Within the past couple of years though, I realized that Venkman wasnt the funniest Ghostbuster: it was Ramis Egon Spengler. Early in Ghostbusters when Venkman asks Egon if hes really serious about actually catching a ghost, Egon simply replies with a calm Im always serious, setting the tone for his character that fuels an anchor of at every situation with rationality, responding to ludicrous and bizarre scenarios with a steady, monotone disposition proof that even the brains can be the funniest source of humor. pacity for rational thought. Only Harold Ramis had the dry wit necessary to deliver the hilarity within this line. But he couldnt do it all by himself. The comedic success of Stripes, Ghostbusters, Caddyshack and many other projects throughout his career relied heavily on bouncing ridiculous dialogue off of numerous comedic talent, something Ramis learned early on. SCTV, Canadas version of SNL. It was here that he met the likes of many talented comedic actors that would later help him create classics such as John Belushi, Rick Moranis, John Candy and Martin Short, all of whom are easily candidates to be immortalized on comedys Mt. Rushmore. But Ramis doesnt need to be placed on a Mt. Rushmore of comedy to be remembered. The work that he left behind resonates with many members of an audience looking to smile. Many times, Mr. Ramis succeeded in bringing about those smiles. Joseph Casper is a writer for the Niner Online. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Students recall Harold RamisWe recently lost Harold Ramis, one of the most rists in Hollywood. Since 2010, he battled UWireThe Student Government elections three weeks ago were the most lopsided election Ive ever witnessed as an undergraduate student. A single party won all 50 seats while minority opposition had an internal breakdown. But the elections absurdity was exceeded by that of the Alligators endorsement letter of Feb. 18. The editorial endorsed the executive ticket of Swamp Party and, in the same letter, endorsed the Senate candidates from the opposing parties. Instead of helping students overcome the cynical nature of student politics, the Alligator added to the confusion. Lets analyze the endorsement paragraph the editorial states, We have serious reservations about encouraging the growth of a one-party system especially when that one party has a history of corruption. And yet despite all the Alligator published in the weeks leading up to the elections lamenting about the monopoly of Swamp Party and its past iterations and that partys history of corruption, the Alligators reservations didnt seem to be serious enough when it came to facilitating to the strengthening of the one-party system. Can you denounce one-party rule and the corruption that exists in that one party that rules, and then endorse that party you just accused of corruption and unfair SG? Sure you can. But was it sane? Hell no. And yet the Alligator had the gall to state later in the article, The state of SG is disheartening. Its overwhelmingly run by Swamp, is to make Student Senate more diverse. For that reason, the Alligator also endorses all of the Students and Taco Libre candidates for Senate. Has a more bizarre editorial appeared in the pages of this distinguished newspaper? The wisest decision wouldve been to endorse no party at all. Its incomprehensible as to why the Alligator would endorse a partys executive ticket with the idea that its editorial board, have you thought of why Swamps candidates are more mind that its because of their singular domination of campus politics and their nepotism which prevents other students from joining SG and dates running unopposed appears meaningless to me. Of course the Alligator can be against one-party rule while also endorsing that same party. The Alligator can do whatever it wants. But its not a question of can or cannot. Its a matter of whether the Alligator can live up its name of being independent not swayed by the tides of absurdity that our campus politics appears to be drowning in. Umair Asghar is a former College of Engineering SG senator.Alligators SG elections endorsement editorial was contradictoryGuest column Marjorie Umair AsgharSpeaking Out Joseph CasperUWire


8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014William A. England / Alligator StaffReady, Set, DragDrivers line up for practice runs on Thursday afternoon at Gainesville Raceway. The 45th Annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will take place through Sunday. TAYLOR WIDOMAlligator Contributing WriterThe students of Room 50C could barely keep within their assigned squares on the rainbow-checkered rug Tuesday morning. And with teeth clenched as if to keep answers from spilling out, they each held up one arm and waited impatiently to be called on. You use your brain for thinking in your head, said one kindergartener at Newberry Elementary, located at 25705 SW 15th Ave. in Newberry. What you hear from your ears, your brain tells you what it is, another explained. Regina Martuscello, coordinator of Gainesvilles third annual Brain Awareness Week, said the presentation was just one of 52 that would be given on and off UF campus this week to more than 2,000 home-schooled and local students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The goal is to get young people excited about neuroscience, she said. The presentations are tailored to different age groups and their level of comprehension in the hopes of reaching that goal. By the end of the week, elementary school students will have seen a presentation built around art and candy-based brain tests, while middle and high school students will have taken part in sheep brain dissections, Martuscello said. Most of the outreach materials needed were donated by the Dana Foundation, which spearheaded the national campaign in 1996 to increase public awareness of the search. However, Martuscello said the sheep brains contribute to an additional expense of about $4,000, which was funded by the McKnight Brain Institute and other sponsors. Twenty-one-year-old UF mathematics senior Jordan Schmidt, an undergraduate researcher at the McKnight institute and a Brain Awareness volunteer, said he thinks the campaign is worth far more than the investment. Schmidt said the campaign helps get students thinking about the future consequences of todays actions. Choices you make as a child or young adult can affect brain development and affect you for the next 50 years or longer, he said.And if kids can be informed of how their brain works and what kinds of changes happen as they age they can make the right choices.Brain Awareness Week hopes grade school students get cerebralSome dissected sheep brains JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a man and woman Wednesday after police discovered the woman was hiding cocaine in her bra. Stephen Johnson Jr., 26, on charges of cocaine possession and driving with a suspended license. Kanika Kehindi Demps, 40, was arrested on charges of cocaine possession. a car driven by Johnson speeding. As braked and used his turn signal, according to the report. He then started driving on the wrong side of the road. Johnson said he was drinking earlier. An empty bottle of vodka was underneath the seat, according to the report. Johnson then let the police search his person and the vehicle. He admitted to smoking marijuana earlier when the ofDemps, she started crying. Demps said Johnson handed her cocaine and she had stuffed it in her bra. She then removed a bag with 4.3 grams of cocaine from between her breasts, according to the report. Alachua County Jail at about 11:50 p.m., where he remained as of press time in lieu of a $7,000 bond. Demps was released at about 5 p.m. Thursday after meeting a $5,000 bond.Police arrest woman hiding cocaine in her braLOCAL IT OPENED AT 618 NW 60TH ST. SUITE B. KRISTINA CABRERAAlligator Contributing WriterCindy OSteens favorite part about nursing was being able to help people feel better. But leaving 26 years later didnt stop her from spreading joy. OSteen left her nursing job to open Painting with a Twist, a painting studio that pairs wine glasses with brushes, in October 2012 in St. Augustine. After much success, she opened a second location in Gainesville last week, joining more than 100 other franchise locations across the U.S. Art is about letting go, putting your personality on the canvas and seeing what comes out, she said. Theres something freeing about that. The business, 618 NW 60th St. Suite B, offers art classes taught by local instructors and encourages participants to bring their own beverages. The art instructor guides the group through painting one of the about 3,800 templates with accompanying music. Kelli Daughtry, the Gainesville studio manager, said the by her creation. I wasnt an artist, Daughtry said. I never in a million years thought I could do something like this. Gabriela Fernandez, 20-year-old UF family, youth and community sciences sophomore, said shes excited to attend a Gainesville session after hearing about a relatives experience at a Painting with a Twist studio in Miami. With Gainesville being such a small town, its hard to sounds like a unique experience that everyone can enjoy even if they arent artists.Art business pairs wine with painting to uplift patrons spirits IT GOT AN $8M GRANT. PURVI PANDIT Alligator Contributing WriterOne of UFs largest federal awards has helped create one of six predictive science research facilities in the country on campus. The new Center for Compressible Multiphase Turbulence, located in the Particle Engineering Research Center on campus, celebrated with its donors Wednesday evening at Emerson Alumni Hall. The center came into existence after a year of planning on March 1 with its $8 million federal grant money, said S. Bala Balachandra, the director of the center. The center is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Computing. The center has been working for the Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program II. He said the center would be used toward simulation-based predictive science, which would encompass all engineering departments. (California Institute of Technology), Stanford, Michigan, Purdue, I mean, we can say were among them, Balachandra said. Cammy Abernathy, dean of the College of Engineering, said this change will bring in high-quality faculty, Ph.D. students and businesses. This center is exactly the kind of collaborative work that UF is ideally suited to pursue, she said. Nalini Kumar, a 26-year-old electrical engineering Ph.D. student, said she works at the center in collaboration with many other departments and people. The center is focused on solving problems through a multidisciplinary approach. Departments attempt to simulate responses to various problems, she said. Were working on developing science, she said. Imagine if you had a volcano, and you wanted to predict why it exploded that way. David Norton, vice president for research at UF, was one of a handful who spoke at the celebration. We want to be the best of the best in the world, he said.UF science research center celebrates opening with donors Its important to get kids to be knowledgeable.Jordan SchmidtUF mathematics senior This center is exactly the kind of collaborative work that UF is ideally suited to pursue.Cammy Abernathydean of the College of Engineering Johnson


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BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writerbdupuy@alligator.orgGraduate students lined the steps of Tigert Hall clanging pots and chanting no more fees as part of a Graduate Assistants United rally Thursday. More than 60 students donning Dont feed the Gators with my fees shirts assembled to voice their opposition to the current rate of graduate assistant fees. At the rally, the students were asked to sign a letter stating their needs for Marshall Criser III, the chancellor of Floridas state university system. In front of posters listed with the salaries of university administrators, Tom Auxter, a UF philosophy professor, said the $700-persemester fee rate is an outrageous amount for graduate assistants to pay. This is not the way to treat graduate students at a serious university, said Auxter, whos also the president of the United Faculty of Florida. They are the centerpiece of all the work were doing. The University of South Florida and Florida State University had Graduate Assistants United representatives at the conference as well. Joshua Guy Lenes, co-president of USFs Graduate Assistants United chapter, said graduate students need to come together to raise awareness about the cost of fees. We are gathered as state employees to tackle this issue at a state level, the 27year-old said after the conference. In 2013, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill to provide $15 million to elevate UF to a top 10 university. Kevin Funk, the 31-year-old co-president of UFs GAU chapter, said he thinks UF should eliminate the fees to help propel it into a high-ranking spot. You will not build a top 10 university on the backs of underpaid and overworked graduate students, he said. About 4,200 graduate assistants who teach, research and assist professors are enrolled at UF, according to a UF press release. In October, UF and the Graduate Assistants United negotiated a contract that included a 4.4 percent raise for graduate assistants. However, students say the raise didnt help much for some, such as Milton Newberry III, a UF agriculture education and communication graduate student who said he still cant afford to attend conferences for his research. They are asking so much from graduate students, said Newberry, 30. UF faculty members were also present at the rally. Paul Ortiz, director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, as well as Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, assistant professor in the African American Studies Program and the Department of Religion, showed their support for the students. You are receiving poverty-level wages to do the job that many professors receive crowd. 10, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 Cristina Ruiz-Poveda / Alligator Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, a UF assistant professor and activist, supports Graduate Assistants United at the rally against tuition fees on Thursday at Tigert Hall. CAMPUS MONIQUE HERNANDEZAlligator Contributing WriterThe UF College of Medicine jumped up three spots on Tuesday in the top research medical school rankings in the nation. For the second year in a row, the universitys medical school has improved in ranking in the U.S. News and World Report, moving from its spot last year as No. 45 to No. 42 out of the 114 schools ranked. The rankings also revealed the college ranked No. 75 for best primary care education. Marian Limacher, senior associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development for the College of Medicine, said the increase in ranking was due to a couple of factors, including student excellence, faculty accomplishments and college curriculum. She said it is gratifying that there is external recognition for the work and accomplishments everyone in the college has done during the past years. According to the U.S. News and World Reports website, the medical schools are ranked by several factors, including MCAT scores, students undergraduate grade point averages, acceptance rates, faculty-to-student ratios and National Institutes of Health grants awarded. The average GPA for incoming medical students is 3.8, and the MCAT scores are above the national average for accepted students, Limacher said. The College of Medicine is building a new medical school education building to enhance the ability to fully implement the new changes in the colleges curriculum, she said It will continue to help us improve in national stature, Limacher said. The college has also had an increase in the level of the National Institutes of Health funding over the past several years due to competitive research awards, Limacher said. She said a factor is having effective researchers on faculty and being able to recruit people who are similarly successful in receiving funding. However, the rise in ranking doesnt necessarily affect decisions made by the college or by students. We dont consider U.S. News and World Reports ranking to be the ultimate measure of success for the College of Medicine, Limacher said. It is one metric of external recognition. Its not what drives us. Harrison Bonilla, a 19-year-old UF chemistry sophomore on the pre-med track, said the UF College of Medicine is among his top choices for medical schools. Bonilla said he would be able to cine because it fosters a low-stress environment and tight-knit community. Im surprised (the ranking) didnt rise even higher, Bonilla said. I see how UF is constantly improving. So to me, it doesnt reits something that I expected.UF med school jumps in national rank A HELICOPTER HELPED. JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgA woman and three children missing since Tuesday in the Ocala National Forest were located Wednesday morning with the help of the Gainesville Police Joint Aviation Unit. At about 9 a.m., the Marion quested a helicopter from the unit to help with the search, Ben Tobias in an email. After an unsuccessful search in the northern area of the forest, a helicopter began to search the southern area and spotted the woman and the children in a wilderness area near U.S. 41. The woman went for a drive with the children, and her car got stuck in the mud. When Marion County stormed how to get cars to the stranded woman and children, a joint aviation unit pilot suggested landing and evacuating the group by air, Tobias said. A helicopter piloted by a up two boys, then another airpicked up the woman and a 2-month-old baby, Tobias Salt Springs Sheriffs station for medical attention and to treat for dehydration. Ocala National Forest spreads over about 383,000 acres. Much of it is restricted Marion County Sheriffs Ofservice, Tobias said.GPD aids in rescue of missing womanGraduate students rally in support of lowering assistant fees We dont consider U.S. News and World Reports ranking to be the ultimate measure of success for the College of Medicine.Marian Limachersenior associate dean You will not build a top 10 university on the backs of underpaid and overworked graduate students.Kevin Funkco-president of UFs GAU chapter


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Gainesville has an abundance of off campus housing options including apartments, condos, houses and rooms for rent, so take your time and be sure to visit 5-6 properties in person before signing a lease. Follow the steps and tips below for Use UFs Off Campus Housing Locator Service Know your budget and choose a property that allows you to live within your means.Create a priority list. What do you care about most in a living space? Room size, rent, type of lease, type of community (large undergraduate population, graduate students, local residents, etc.), location, proximity to campus or bus routeall these things are factors to consider when choosing a place to live. Devise a list of ideal characteristics you want in your future living space and keep these criteria in mind when selecting a location.Choose a well-suited roommate or choose to live alone. Know what kind of person would best complement your personality and choose accordingly.Drive around and visit the property and neighborhood you are looking to live in. Take a tour of the complexes or houses that interest you, ask questions, and get to know the complex management or rental house landlord.Ask your friends for advice on where to live. Which properties worked well for them? Which didnt?Visit the Gainesville Police Department website and click on the Crime Reports link to view crime statistics before signing a lease. Enter the address youre interested in and all reported crime incidents will appear on the map. Go back to the property at night and make some observations. Is it well lit, do you see the security guard that management promised, is the security gate working, is it quiet enough to study, how close is the bus stop or parking to the complex or house, etc.?Once youve narrowed down your search, make an appointment with UFs Student Legal Services by going to their website www. and completing the Client Intake Form. SLS can help you in reviewing the lease BEFORE you sign it. This is a great way to know what your legal responsibilities will be under that lease. Gainesville is a GREAT place to rent and live so have fun with your search.What is Off Campus Life?2, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014What is Off Campus Life? UFs, Off Campus Life provides resources, services, education and support for the 39,000 UF students living off campus. OCL aims to provide programs and services that will help prepare you to be a great Gator neighbor, here in Gainesville or wherever the road may take you.Getting Started Getting StartedInformation reprinted with permission by UFs Off Campus LifeOff Campus Life, which is part of UFs Division of Student Affairs, has been providing support services and resources to UF students living off campus since 2004. OCLs support services and resources include: subleases, roommates, and information like rent, room size, location, etc. at this free online use this resource. publication that provides tips and resourcinfo, safety tips, keeping your electric costs low, a map of the city and much more. To get at 311 Peabody Hall or visit the OCL website at electronic newsletter to all off campus students. Topics include safety information, fun stuff and much more. If you would like to receive the OCL newsletter, visit the OCL webnewsletter link.Off Campus Ambassadors student orgaAmbassadors is to create a connection between University of Florida students, both on campus and in the Gainesville community. The OCAs assist Off Campus Life with our events and outreach efforts. To learn more, newest event series, Discover Gainesville, allows you to visit local hotspots. Spring events include a UF gymnastics meet, the Gainesville Rock Gym, hiking at Paynes Prairie and a Florida baseball game. To learn more about Discover Gainesville, follow our event on FaceCampus Lifes resources and services. Also, follow and like UF Off Campus Life on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest for daily updates and reminders of OCL events, tips and fun things going on in the community.Advertising Supplement


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FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, 7Make sure you read and fully understand all aspects of the lease before signing. A lease is a contract Leases LeasesJoint Leases Individual LeasesClauses to LOOK FOR in a lease:Dates of occupancy and any other fees charged ties nance and repairs sublease (rent your dwelling to an Pet policy Clauses to AVOID in a lease: in three days building out notice on the property of another as secu all personal property of tenant www.studentleInformation reprinted with permission by UFs Off Campus LifeAdvertising Supplement


8, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014Information reprinted with permission by UFs Off Campus Life If you are thinking about renting a house or apartment, Renters Insurance provides important coverage for both you and your possessions. A standard Renters Policy protects your personal property in case of theft or damage and may pay for temporary living expenses if your rental is damaged (including loss of use). It can also shield you from personal liability. Anyone who leases a house or apartment should consider this type of coverage. Renters InsuranceTalk with your parents before getting your own member and they own a home, they might be able to cover you under their homeowners policy. Some homeowner policies will cover a dependents rental property while in college. There are several types of Residential Insurance policies. Read your policy information carefully and ensure you have full coverage. Policies should in clude the following items: mischief ty-glazing material that is part of a building from home utilities Floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes arent on the list. If you live in an area prone to one or more of the three, youll need to buy a separate policy or a rider. In areas where hurricanes can pose a threat, you might also need to buy a separate rider to cover wind damage. Ask your insurance agent about this extra coverage. Gainesville is prone to hurriAdvertising Supplement


FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, 9 Safety Tips Safety Tips Both personal and property safety is important as you search for off-campus housing. Before signing a lease, Off Campus Life recommends you check the crime stats of an area before moving there. A free service called Crime Reports is available on the Gainesville Police Departments website. Crime Reports allows you to see all reported crime in a certain area. Go to, click Crime Reports on the right-hand side, and enter the address of interest to see local incident data. 1Go back to the complex at night. How do you feel? Is the place well-lit and populated or dark and isolated?2 Does the property have working security gates and/or guards?3Check for dead bolts on the outside door, locks for individual doors, alarm systems, etc. and ask lots of questions about the security. Is there an extra charge for a security system?4Has there been crime in the area recently? What actions have been done to prevent crime from happening?5Dont forget about purchasing some Renters Insurance to protect you and your stuff from the unexpected.Information reprinted with permission by UFs Off Campus LifeAdvertising Supplement


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FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, 11Getting Out Getting OutThere is no time period established by the Act. You should not sign a lease that provides for automatic renewals of requires you to give the landlord a notice of nonrenewal. If you do sign such a lease, you must strictly comply with the notice requirements imposed by the lease. There are some limits to the enforceability of these clauses. Contact an attorney if you have any questions. If the lease does not specify otherwise, renewals are a matter of general contract law. The landlord cannot force you to renew prior to the end of your lease. However, if you do not renew by the landlords deadline, the landlord may rent your apartment to someone else. What Steps Can I Take To Protect My Security Deposit?When you take occupancy of the apartment, complete a thorough written inventory of the apartments condition and have the landlord or an impartial witness sign the inventory. Make sure you keep a copy of the inventory. This helps protect you from the landlord claiming you caused pre-existing damage. When you move out, clean the apartment completely and thoroughly. Some landlords provide a checklist outlining the cleaning they expect you to do. Keep all your receipts for cleaning supplies and professional carpet cleaning as evidence. Before you leave, ask the landlord to inspect the apartment with you. Complete a move-out checklist and make sure the landlord signs and dates it. Use an impartial witness if the landlord is not available or refuses your request. Move-in and move-out photographs or videotape are strongly recommended in case there is a dispute. Can I Break My Lease BecauseI am graduating? No! My roommate left? No! I cannot afford the rent? No! I need to work this summer? No! The neighborhood is unsafe? No!Under the Act, you can only terminate the lease if the landlord is materially violating your lease or the Act. You should obtain legal advice before attempting to terminate your lease. In many cases, the best Information reprinted with permission by UF Student Legal ServicesDoes the Law Require Interest Payments on Security Deposits?Landlords must hold security deposits in one of three methods. Two methods of holding the deposits require interest to be paid. The method which does not require interest payment is the one most landlords use. The landlord is required to inform you in writing how your deposit is being held, where it is held, and whether you will receive interest. Can I Sublet My Apartment?Usually. the landlord cannot unreasonably withhold consent to an assignment or sublease. The landlord may require potential replacement tenants to submit an application including a credit check. The landlord may also charge a reasonable sublet fee even when you provide the replacement tenants. Normally you remain liable under your lease if the replacement tenants do not pay rent or damage the apartment. Some landlords will release you from the obligations of your lease. If you are being released, get it in writing. How Soon Must I Renew My Lease?Advertising Supplement


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FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 11 CAMPUS JESSICA HUNDLEYAlligator Contributing WriterTwo UF innovative learning spaces were featured in a recent case study done by manufacturer Steelcase Study Solutions. The Media:scape Learn Lab in the architecture building, and the AHA! Innovation Colab in Weimer Hall, were featured in the study. The spaces are not constructed like conventional classrooms but are designed for a more active style of learning. Jason Meneely, an associate professor in the department of interior design, helped design both labs. When you come in the room, there is no front of the room, Meneely said. You have four walls with LCD projectors that are projected right on to white boards. This is done, he said, to try and eliminate a teaching stage. Students are able to interact directly with the information they are dealing with and are encouraged to openly participate in discussions. This active learning is meant to help better motivate the student than a lecture hall would, he said. Each student has access to a whiteboard, a collaborative monitor and a projector that can be viewed by the entire class. Chelsea Caracciolo, a 21-year-old UF advertising senior, said she frequently uses the AHA! Innovation Colab. Usually we do team meetings up here, so we have more freedom to kind of talk about things, Caracciolo said. The whiteboards in the meetings rooms are really nice to sprawl all your notes on and kind of brainstorm. Meneely said the classrooms have received mixed reviews from instructors. Some love it, but others have a hard time adapting to the new teaching style. There is not one single teaching platform that Meneely said. What companies are looking for are not people who know it all, Meneely said. What companies are really looking for are people who are able to creatively solve problems, regardless UF learning labs featured in study SNAP WILL RUN UNTIL 3 A.M. DENISE ROBINSONAlligator Contributing WriterStudents hoping for extra transporout of luck. Clark, supervisor for the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol, said he assumes there will be more requests than usual. the holiday, which means vans will run until 3 a.m. er Gator, which offers late-night rides to students Wednesday through Saturday, will not be picking up revelers. RTS spokesman Chip Skinner wrote in an email it cannot add another day because the service is funded by UF. Contract negotiations are between the transportation fee committee and UF faculty and Student Government members, he said. Michael Brown, a 21-year-old UF food science and human nutrition junior, said he walked home when he lived on campus. Now that he has an apartment, buses affect how late he can stay out. For living off campus, it would cause I would be stranded on campus due to lack of transportation, he said. Those old enough to drink should get home before they leave, said GPD An increased number of patrols will be stationed in Midtown and downtown, Tobias said. And there populated areas keeping the roads safe.Police: Bargoers should arrange transportation What companies are really looking for are people who are able to creatively solve problems, regardless Jason Meneelyinterior design associate professor


FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators begin home tournamentThe Florida womens golf team begins the 42nd annual SunTrust Gators Womens Golf Invitational today at the Mark Bostick Golf Course starting at 9 a.m.Roland Thornqvist and the Florida womens tennis team take on Tennessee today. Read the story on page 19.Gators in the NBAFormer UF center Joakim Noah scored 13 points and recorded 10 rebounds and nine assists in Chicagos 111-87 win against Houston on Thursday. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynThe last time Florida faced off against Missouri, Chris Walker was getting cheers for just walking to the scorers table, Dorian Finney-Smith had just begun the worst shooting month of his career and the Gators were only halfway through their historic Southeastern Conference run. But Friday at 1 p.m. when the Tigers (22-10, 9-9 SEC) get their second shot at the Gators (29-2, 18-0 SEC) this season, they will see a more levelheaded and mature Florida squad. Well, thats only if coach Billy Donovans message gets across to his players. The biggest area for us is to get emotionally, mentally and psychologically past what happened on Saturday, Donovan said. Weve got to get past that. Just six days after cutting down the nets to celebrate their best regular season in school history, the Gators jump back into action Friday in their attempt to ment title since 2007. With Florida having already shattered the multiple win streak records the 2007 team set, the four-man senior class is looking to add to its legacy. But Patric Young echoed his head coach by saying his team must be wary of the challenge in front of them not the one down the road. Well, the most important thing to start off is we get our mind-sets back to that were back at the bottom of the path, the journey to get to that, the senior center said. Its really important for us to focus on the moment and getting better every single day as weve been doing all year and not let the moment be bigger than what were trying to accomplish. On the other side of the court, Missouri, which defeated Texas A&M 91-83 in double overtime, is in the NCAA Tournament. But Tigers coach Frank Haith assured the media that his teams focus is on nothing but the Gators. We have got to have a 40-minute game plan against them, Haith said. Theyre the best team in the country. Were the only team in the country that has this opportunity (Friday) so we got to look forward to it. In Floridas previous matchup against Missouri, the Gators needed Michael Frazier II to hit three straight threes to pull ahead late in the second half. The Tigers led the Gators by three at the half and were previously 15-0 when leading at the break this season. Because Florida is not only the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament but also the No. 1 team in the nation, Donovan said he expects every opponent to give its best shot against the Gators in the postseason. And just because Florida has virtually clinched a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament doesnt mean it will lie down and get some rest before the Big Dance. The Gators are hungry and eager to show the country that they can go 21-0 against the SEC. Donovan said what separates this squad from others in program history is its desire to accomplish goals as a group rather than individually. bring to the table has brought them their best regular season in school history and it may championship to Gainesville in seven year. These guys have done a great job of serving one another and not being totally focused on me, I, what I want, what I need, Donovan said. I think thats been something thats made them special. I think when you can get young people to do that, that really allows you to create something special. Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffPatric Young defends during Floridas 84-65 victory against Kentucky on Saturday in the OConnell Center. Young and UF start Southeastern Confererence Tournament play against Mizzou today at 1 p.m. BASEBALL ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer@adamDpincusRichie Martin will get one of his best friends back in the lineup on Sunday. Harrison Bader will make his season debut serving what would be a 19-game suspension stemming from his Feb. 2 arrest after a scooter accident and subsequent DUI investigation. As freshmen, Martin and Bader powered the top of Floridas order. Now as sophomores, Bader, Floridas leading hitter with a .312 average a year ago, was expected to hit third in front of catcher Taylor Gushue until the incident 12 days before the season opener. But even without Bader, the Gators (11-6) open Southeastern Conference play hosting the Razorbacks on the heels of a Its a lesson to be learned. He paid a price for it, coach Kevin OSullivan said. We look forward to having him back. He left Florida scrambling to complete its SEC competition, gives the Gators an offenthey have platooned Ryan Larson, Braden Mattson, Zack Powers and Justin Shafer at the One players debut coincides with anothers role change: right-hander Karsten Whitson (10, 4.72 ERA) has moved to the bullpen. OSullivan wanted to take pressure off the former ninth-overall pick. Whitson has shown and OSullivan did not call the move a demotion, but instead a better way of furthering him along in his recovery from shoulder surgery. Having him as a veteran presence in the bullpen is going to be awesome, Gushue said. Whenever Karsten is on the mound, he is going to help our team anyway. Freshman reliever Kirby Snead added that Whitson, in his fourth year at UF, demands an increased focus among the staff. Freshmen Logan Shore and A.J. Puk will pitch Game 1 at 7 p.m. and 3 at 1 p.m., respectively while sophomore Eric Hanhold will pitch on Saturday night at 7. Bader joins a team that has persevered in Bader returning to Gators after 19-game suspensionTop-seeded Florida begins SEC Tournament against Missouri Its really important for us to focus on the moment and getting better every single day as weve been doing all year and not let the moment be bigger than what were trying to accomplish.Patric YoungUF centerBader SEE BASEBALL, P A GE 13


JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126After shutting out Mercer in a midweek doubleheader on Wednesday and capping off a six-game home stand, Florida is preroad series. The Gators have not played the Tigers won 1-0. UFs roster who played during that series. ton does not believe it will make an impact on the teams production. I dont know that we really care about who weve seen, Walton said. Were gogreat team. Its going to be a crazy environment. Weve played some great ballgames there. 20, including winning 14 of the 21 contests The Tigers are led on offense by sophoaverage and 33 hits. have at least a .306 batting average and all of them have a batting average of at least UF will also rely on its pitching staff to keep the momentum in its favor. Floridas only 101 hits. won two games against ranked opponents Washington and a 5-3 victory against thenat home in 2014. Theyve got a softball-rich tradition program, so its going to be tough whether our teams seen them or not seen them, Walton said. Theyre a good team. Theyve beaten some really good teams this year and its going to be tough for us on the road. Theyre going to be ready to go. ALLIGATOR, 13 Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffTim Walton looks on during Floridas 8-0 win against Indiana on Feb. 22 at Katie SeasRyan Jones / Alligator Staff SOFTBALLGators travel to Baton Rouge for series against TigersTeammates say Bader has worked hard while out his absence and slowly found its way a Friday night spot and relievers have established bullpen roles. comments on Wednesday night that the coaching staff has a greater grasp newcomers heading into its season I think were swinging the bats better. I think we have a better feel for our lineup righties versus lefties and I think we have an idea of what our said following Floridas 13-5 victory seen it. There is a lot of matchup after has worked his butt off in the batting native one of Floridas biggest personalities in the dugout. Whitson gained a greater appreciation for the game watching 2013 from the bench. Martin has seen the same I noticed in the cages hes really focused, because I know hes itching kill the ball every time he gets up to the plate and help this team out any way he can, Martin said. Hes really excited. Im excited. The rest of the team is excited. Hes a great team guy and everybody loves him. BASEBALL, from page 12


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ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa For tonights meet, the Gators travel to Columbia, Mo., for the 2012. Missouri (6-6, 0-5 SEC) hosts the last meet of the 2014 regulong. Were looking at this as an never been to Missouri before, So we feel like were getting what its going to be. better in her last three beam Ive been getting a lot more of 7 was the last time Sloans famon beam. meets its awesome to have ALLIGATOR Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffClaire Boyce competes on the balance beam during UFs win against LSU on Feb. 21 in the OConnell Center. Boyces lineup spot is secure as she prepares to compete in front of her family in Missouri today at 7:30 p.m. LAYNE WEITZELAlligator Writer@laynejweitzelturning home again. are the host team of the tournament. into this event. for the Gators, shooting 216 (E) in three Coach returning to alma mater for tournament BRITNE MCCOYAlligator Writer@TheReporterGirl Coming off of a tough win against South Carolina on to strengthen areas where the Volunteers 4-3 in the regular season but lost to them to We know that tomorrow Were going to have our know us, too. win this season. East last season. win against South Carolina on Were going to have to We know were going to ing to give it to us.Florida aiming for top SEC East teams in home matchesGYMNAS TICSBoyce, Sloan hope to perform well in front of families Georgia is tough any way you slice it. Theyve got a great program.Bryan SheltonUF coachMENS GOLFUF 5-0 in Gainesville


FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 19 WOMENS TENNIS IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5In the coming weeks, Florida will go up against No. 12 Georgia, No. 8 Alabama and No. 11 Vanderbilt. But before the Gators prepare to tackle the Southeastern Conferences best, they will take on the conferences worst. No. 49 Tennessee (4-7, 0-3 SEC) plays host to No. 3 Florida (11-2, 3-0 SEC) this afternoon at 4 p.m. And the Gators arent too worried. This weekend is fun, coach Roland Thornqvist said. It wont be hard to get ready for this weekend. With its 10 remaining matches all coming against conference rihot streak before beginning the SEC Tournament. But today, motivation might not be all that necessary. The last time Tennessee won a point against Florida was April 25, 2010, when the former lost 4-1. Since then, UF has steamrolled UT by a combined score of 23-0. In addition, Tennessee is 0-4 against teams ranked inside the top 25 this season and is trying to avoid da visits today. As if that wasnt enough, Florida has compiled an 88-2 all-time record against schools from Tennessee. Still, it is a road match. The Gators are all too familiar with falling short against an underdog on the road like they did at the National Indoors No. 16 Northwestern. Both of Floridas two losses came in away matches, albeit against much more formidable opponents No. 4 Stanford and No. 9 Northwestern. Tennessee doesnt look to be a tough matchup, but playing in a hostile road environment against a team desperate for a win does tend to raise the stakes. Playing at both [Tennessee and Georgia], the crowds are going to be large and they dont like the Gators very much, Thornqvist said. Were going to have to play good tennis under pressure this weekend. Despite the adversity, Thornqvist said his players are seasoned Weve seen the stages and the big crowds. I dont think thats really going to be a factor here, the thirteenth-year coach said. If they win out, Florida will have ended its regular season on at least a 10-match winning streak for the begins today at Tennessee. And the Gators arent worried.Gators facing struggling VolunteersEmily Cochrane / Alligator Staff LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrence Only two teams Arizona State in 2008 and LSU in 2004 have entered the NCAA Indoor Championships with both the mens and womens teams ranked No. 1 and won both titles. Today, the Gators look to become the third. If Florida wants to stamp its name on that record, it needs to accumulate more points than its Southeastern ConferA&M, which are ranked second and third on the mens side and third for A&M on the womens. Although the pressure is on, this has become almost an enjoyable break for the Gators. This is the fun time of the season, senior runner Cory McGee said. This is the part where we get to back off in training and we know that all the hard work is done. You come out to practice, and were all doing workouts at in our year and how everything has progressed. McGee who gathered numerous awards in the past week, including a Womens First-Team All-SEC selection and South Region Womens Runner of the Year has approached nationals thinking less of those awards she won and more on her team clinching a title. The Pass Christian, Miss., native has repeatedly said the year as a Gator is to win a title. However, the womens team hasnt won an indoor title since the 1992 season their sole indoor title. But the womens squad is the SEC Indoor champions, and this is their best chance theyve in 22 years. On the other hand, the men have accumulated three straight indoor titles from 2010-12 and intend to bring the title back to Gainesville after faltering in 2013. Defending champion hurdler Eddie Lovett and 200-meter SEC champion Arman Hall look to lead the Gators to that championship. Hall, who put up 20 points on his own in three events NCAA indoor title in multiple events. Knowing that I can at least do the four, the two and the to know, because now I have know I could really double, Hall said. Now since I know I can successfully [double], I just got to keep carrying that on to nationals and outdoors as well. The Gators have a lot to live up to. They have won the title before, and now they look to make this team one to remember. So now were going to nationals, they have us No. 1, were not going to let it get to our heads a lot because thats just a ranking, Hall said. We want to show everybody that were No. 1, we dont want to talk about it.Florida looking to sweep NCAA IndoorsMcGee


20, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014 LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickFor Dorian Finney-Smith, Atlanta brings back plenty of unpleasant memories. As a freshman in 2011-12, FinneySmith a four-star recruit coming out of high school started at power forward for a struggling 1616 Virginia Tech team desperate to win the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament in order to earn a berth for the Big Dance. But a matchup with then-No. 6 Duke in the Phillips Arena in Atlanta stood in the way of VTs quest to extend its postseason. On March 9, 2012, Virginia Tech got bounced 60-56. About a month later, so did its coach, Seth Greenberg. It was one of the lowest points of Finney-Smiths basketball career. But once an opportunity to transfer to Florida presented itself, Finney-Smith saw a glimmer of hope. The decision to leave his home state may have been a tough one, but joining an elite program like UF was too good of an offer for the Portsmouth, Va., native to pass up. The whole reason for me to come here was to win, FinneySmith said. Fast-forward about two years, and all Finney-Smith has done so far at UF is win games. No. 1 seed Florida (29-2, 18-0 Southeastern Conference) is riding a 23-game winning streak into the SEC Tournament and will begin its postseason today at 1 p.m. against No. 8 seed Missouri in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta a city Finney-Smith should remember well. During the Gators historic regular season, Finney-Smith played an integral role. The redshirt sophomore has become one of the best sixth men in the nation, averaging 9.4 points and a team-best 6.9 rebounds off the bench in 25.5 minutes per contest. Tuesday, he was named the SEC Sixth Man of the Year. When I came here I just wanted to do anything to help my team win, Finney-Smith said. If that means coming off the bench with a lot of energy, hitting the open shots, rebounding hard, then thats what Ive got to do. Finney-Smiths journey at Florida has been no walk in the park. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he was held to the bench last season and could only participate in practices during the Gators third straight run to the Elite Eight. His start to the 2013-14 season did not go as planned. After violating team rules, he was suspended for a portion of Floridas preseason practices, its home exhibition and two regular-season games. When Finney-Smith returned to the team on Nov. 16, coach Billy Donovan began utilizing him as the Gators spark plug off the bench. 6-foot-8 forward, who started 30 of 33 games at Virginia Tech his freshman year. The toughest part about coming off the bench is that sweat you get from warm-ups, it dries up, Finney-Smith said. So youve got to build your own momentum. Eventually, Finney-Smith grew accustomed to the role and began ed a new dimension to the Gators with his ability to attack the boards, create offense and play multiple positions. forward Casey Prather said. He could put the ball down. It allows people like me to lay and create for myself and my teammates. Hes really critical for our team. In league play, Finney-Smith has had some breakout games a 22-point, 15-rebound performance at Arkansas and a 19-point, ninerebound outing at Vanderbilt but he has also been affected by scoring droughts. ruary, Finney-Smith shot 1 of 23 from beyond the arc. Donovan attributed FinneySmiths struggles to the redshirt sophomore sometimes putting too much pressure on himself when early shots do not go in his favor. Its a habit Finney-Smith has battled to work his way out of this year. He gets to a place where, you know, he loses energy, he loses emotion, he loses enthusiasm, Donovan said. Hes got to learn how to work his way through and out of those situations better than he does. If you looked at him going back or two possessions dont go well for him it ended up becoming a downward spiral for him. Hes got to be mentally strong enough that dont go his way that he still stays some of that. Thats been our biggest challenge as a coaching staff with him. But recently, Finney-Smith has done a better job of maintaining his tenacity and avoiding his past tendencies. In his last four games, he has made 10 of his 20 three-point attempts. than what it was because Ive been knocking down shots, FinneySmith said. Even when I wasnt making shots, [my teammates] just stayed on me. And when somebody stays on your back and your whole coaching staff and teams got conNow with a little more poise, Finney-Smith enters Atlanta excited season. Next week, the Gators will likely kick off their NCAA Tournament in Orlando. The wait to play in the postseason has been a long one. Its a great feeling I have never made it to the (NCAA) Tournament, Finney-Smith said. So right now, Im just staying in the moment.Finney-Smith looking for redemptionJordan McPherson / Alligator StaffDorian Finney-Smith fakes out Kentuckys Julius Randle during UFs 84-65 win against UK on Saturday in the OConnell Center. The whole reason for me to come here was to win.Dorian Finney-SmithUF forward

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