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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 Like obsessions can indicate disordered eating, pg 8. Theyre threatening native wildlife, pg 9. They tested reactions to service animals, pg 3. Rachel Spicer and the Florida gymnastics team are looking ahead to the SEC Championships. Read the story on page 13. 72 /51 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 117 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014William A. England / Alligator StaffDavid Martinez, 26, and Daniel Pereira, 23, start St. Patricks Day with a round of Irish Car Bombs at Mothers Pub and Grill at 7:30 a.m. Monday. Many Gainesville bars featured festive drinks including green beer. Alligator Staff Power was restored in an hour ITS NO. 21 NOW. Alligator Contributing Writer CAMPUS Alligator Contributing Writer SEE EDUCATION, PAGE 4 SEE FOUNTAIN, PAGE 4 By night, there would be 30-minute, fully choreographed water shows with lasers and lights, all set to music.Clint FergusonUF business management sophomore The power surge ultimately tripped the circuits at some of these buildings across campus.Janine SikesUF spokeswoman


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 80/55 SUNNY 79/58 SUNNY 78/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/52 PARTLY CLOUDY 72/51VOLUME 108 ISSUE 117 tificate and a rainbow tassel. Also, LGBT Affairs is looking for candidates for Spring 2014 Community Impact Awards and Rainbow Alliance Awards for Student LGBT Service and Research. 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 HAPPENINGUF Hillel self-defense class Get ready for the best workout you can get! Krav Maga is a method of self-defense used by the Israeli Defense Forces. Come learn techniques with our Israel fellow today from 6:55 to 8 p.m. at UF Hillel. Matti has experience as a combat fitness and Krav Maga instructor in the IDF. For more information, contact him at Accent Speakers Bureau hosts Buzzfeed creator Jonah Peretti Join Accent Speakers Bureau on Thursday 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 valid Gator 1 Cards can receive up to two tickets. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the program begins at 8. For more information, visit Paynes Prairie Fire Fest Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park will host Fire Fest on March 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held at the parks visitor center in Micanopy. The event is free with park admission, which is $4 per individual and $6 per vehicle. Activities will include hands-on demos, a scavenger hunt and fire equipment demonstrations. GatorWell focus group GatorWell Health Promotion Services is looking for UF students to participate in a onehour confidential focus group about interpersonal violence issues on campus. These focus groups will take place through Thursday at the GatorWell location on Radio Road. Participants will receive $20 UF Bookstore gift cards and free pizza. To participate, email GatorWellProjects@ Use subject line My Campus. Participants must be 18 years or older and enrolled UF students. Register for Three-Minute Thesis Competition The UF Graduate School is partnering with I-Cubed to host its first Three-Minute Thesis Competition in April. The competition challenges doctoral students to present their dissertations to a nontechnical audience in three minutes or less. Preliminary heats will be held this month to determine finalists for the grand finale event on April 3. Along with helping graduate students hone their communication and presentation skills, winners will be awarded cash prizes. For more information and to register, please visit This competition is open to international students. Lavender Graduation Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Affairs is hosting its annual Lavender Graduation on April 18 at 7 p.m. The ceremony acknowledges the achievements and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students at UF. The event is to recognize these students leadership and service experiences that have made a difference in improving the campus climate regarding LGBT issues. If you are graduating, notify LGBT Affairs to be recognized and receive a Lavender Graduation cerHave an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


Courtesy to the Alligator Miniature horse Sweetheart visits the Zoo Atlanta as a member of Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses. The horses visited to provide information on how zoo animals react to service animals. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writerbdupuy@alligator.orgFluttering her long eyelashes, she held her composure while the Sumatran tiger held its stare. Not even a tiger could make 1-year-old miniature horse Sweetheart act anything contrary to her name. Maybe it was the protective glass, but the white, toy-like horse did not appear fazed by the more than 200-pound cat eyeing her. Sweetheart and her sister Magic have returned to Gainesville after about two weeks of traveling with Gentle Carousel Miniature The team of horses brings its tiny hooves into hospitals and hospices each year to comfort children and adults. childrens hospital tour of the year, the two horses were invited to visit Zoo Atlanta to act as stand-ins for service animals. The horses visited the zoo to provide consultation on how zoo animals would react to service animals and how service animals would maneuver around the zoo. During their zoo visit, the horses saw twin baby pandas and komodo dragons and rode on the carousel, said Debbie GarciaBengochea, co-founder of Gentle Carousel. They were the same size as the little carousel horses, she said. Our horses do much more than horses around the world would do. The horses walked around the zoo with the zoo veterinarian and videographer. Garcia-Bengochea said it was lowed to walk in the zoo. horses are famous around the world for their help in times of tragedy. Garcia-Bengochea said often, sick children have never seen a horse before. A lot of the cases, it will be the only horses they ever touch, she said. In 2013, the therapy horses were brought to Moore, Okla., to comfort victims of the May tornado. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the horses were invited to come and help ease the pain for residents of Newtown, Conn. With the blessing of a 6-year-old victims parents, a Gentle Carousel miniature horse was given her name: Catherine Hubbard. Gentle Carousels outreach doesnt end in the U.S. The nonhorses overseas. The organization opened up a branch in Greece to help children in hospital care and orphanages. Garcia-Bengochea said the horses training at UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital has greatly helped in preparing them for their travels. At the hospital, the horses have been used for everything from helping patients retake burn victims to stretch by reaching to touch the animals. Weve seen a lot of little miracles there, she said. The organization has 27 miniature horses in training for its therapy program. Andrea Gilbert, staff occupational therapist at the UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital, uses the horses to work with some of her older patients. Gilbert said having the horses at the hospital instantly brightens up the patients and helps them forget their pain for once. Gruff, grumpy old men cant help but break out into a smile and reach out to touch the little creatures, she said. To get an early start on training, the baby horses are brought into the hospital with their mothers. When Sweetheart was about 8 weeks old, she was brought to the hospital. She would lay her head in peoples laps, Garcia-Bengochea said. She had hearts shaped on her hips when she was born. While the other horses get back to helping people in therapy, Sweetheart and Magic will be taking a short vacation after their tour. Theyre like little rock stars, Garcia-Bengochea said. TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Gainesville mini therapy horses take trip to Zoo AtlantaThey tested reactions to service animals


MELISSA MIHMAlligator Contributing WriterFamilies looking for a more community-based and eco-friendly style of living might be interested in purchasing a home in the state of Florida. Gainesville Cohousing is planning to build a community of 24 houses, which will provide families with an opportunity to live in a close-knit society with shared resources, said Judy Broward, a future resident and current community planner. With cohousing, individual houses reside in a general area and share common facilities. Its a cooperative community where members are expected to participate in the maintenance of the property, and in return, will be given the opportunity to contribute to society decisions, Broward said. The 4.75 acres of land located at 4500 NW 27th Ave., where the community will be built, was purchased last month after a two-year search, Broward said. She said the houses will be small, ranging between 800 and 1,600 square feet. The prices will vary between $125,000 for the smaller units and a little more than $200,000 for the larger ones. There are 12 committed families, and Gainesville Cohousing is seeking 12 more. It hopes to get more young people and create an intergenerational community with people of all ages, Broward said. The building process is expected to months to complete, said Burt Kempner, a future resident and community planner. He said what makes this cohousing community different is that it isnt in the boondocks. Rather, its within walking distance of the Thornebrook Village Shopping Center. My wife and I have been looking for a cohousing community for years. One day on a whim, we decided to Google it, and this popped up, Kempner said. Architect Andrew Kaplan said the goal is for dwellers to function in the city while remaining tied to their sustainable living philosophy. Kaplan will be living in the community with his wife, Cheryl Kaplan. He said the units will be solar-powered using energy collected from the common house, which will provide resources that community members will share. There will be a laundry room, a large kitchen and dining room, along with a playroom for the children. The community will also have a pool, garden, playground and a paved area where the children can play ball and ride their Hot Wheels, he said. Cheryl Kaplan described the living situation like an extended family. Its the kind of place where if someone breaks their leg, the entire neighborhood 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014Melissa Mihm / Alligator Andrew Kaplan shows a potential buyer an architectural rendering of the upcoming cohousing community, which will be located at 4500 NW 27th Ave. THE SOAPS COST $2 TO $4. DAHLIA GHABOURAlligator Contributing WriterSt. Patricks Day celebrations often include a dash of beer but not usually in soap form. UF chemistry senior Katrina Benzrihems soap making business, Lather and Suds Soaps, offered a 25-percent discount for the holiday on a new soap. Called The Drunken Irishman, it includes basil and a half-ounce of malt beer. Its more of a masculine soap, she said. I thought a lot of women buy my soaps, so this is actually a tobacco bay leaf scent. Its a bit musky. thought of soap-making a year ago when UFs Mad Scientists Club was brainstorming fundraisers. Her soaps run from $2 to $4, with the average being $3 for a 3-ounce soap. She said her knowledge of chemistry has helped her with her creative processes. After all, soap is made through simple chemical reactions. You have to be creative when you mess up, but the best part is you cant really waste it, she said. You melt it back down, and you start all over. Genevieve Comeau, a 20-yearold UF entomology junior and president of the Mad Scientists Club, said shes impressed with what Benzrihem has produced. I think theyre really well done, she said. Art and science go well together.Malt beer gets sudsy in student-created St. Paddys Day soap First Fla. cohousing, eco community to sprout in Gainesville IT PASSED UNANIMOUSLY IN A COMMITTEE. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE A Florida Senate committee has approved a bill that tweaks the states controversial Stand Your Ground law. The adjustments include allowing local law enforcement to set guidelines for neighborhood watch organizations, clarifying immunity and who can use a stand your ground defense and letting law enforcement conduct its investigations even when the law is being used. The bill is co-sponsored by Sen. David Simmons, RAltamonte Springs, and Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale. The bill has now been approved by two Senate committees and must go through two more before it reaches stop. The legislation passed unanimously Monday, despite being a topic that traditionally splits down party lines. The NRA, represented by Marion Hammer, even supported the changes.Stand Your Ground tweak gains tractionPlans are inspired by Disneys World of Colorsented the idea during a Gator Robotics club meeting. published diagrams of projects similar to this to get ideas, Rehmani said. Disney didnt publish any blueprints of the World of Color show, so Im kind of on best way to make it work. Eric Schwartz, a UF engineering professor and Gator Robotics faculty adviser, said hes worried about the fountains durability. I believe that it could be done, but I dont know whether they have capabilities to do it right, he said. If they can make it work, thats great. But will it work for a week, a month or seven years? dents will be able execute the project and save UF money. By collaborating with students instead of big companies, he said, he expects to lower the budget to about project through Student Government, alumni or corporate sponsors. We could have bought a fountain for $1 million, but if we build it as students, it is worth a lot more than that, Ferguson said. So we are able to cut the budget and showcase just what Gators are capable of. FOUNTAIN, from page 1Increased research funding helped the rankresearch grants at both the national and local levels. The coland submitting grant proposals and managing grants, Dana said. We have increased our research funding for six consecutive years, Dana said. Thats something we are really proud of. But Dana said an area that could be improved is the faculty-student ratio. We are already conducting searches for those faculty, Dana said. Stephanie Dhue, a UF graduate student studying special education, agreed the ratio could be improved. Having graduate students teach us is sometimes frustrating, she said. But our small class sizes give us a lot of opportunity for group projects and collaboration, so it works. Dana said he thinks UF can also improve the selectivity of doctoral students, which is based off acceptance rates and average GRE scores. Our selectivity is not as high as peers around us, Dana said. This could improve our rankings, but looking at the whole student is more important to us. We look for a diverse array of accomplishments, not just GRE scores. EDUC ATION, from page 1 You have to be creative when you mess up, but the best part is you cant really waste it.Katrina BenzrihemUF chemistry seniorDana LOC AL Enver Rehmani


TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5AP PhotoEducation DemonstrationGov. Rick Scott conducts a round-table discussion about the Florida Prepaid College Program at a Miami high school Monday. The Florida Prepaid College Program has been around for 25 years. THOMAS BIANCHI WON A GRANT FOR RESEARCH. MICHELLE LCHAUAlligator Contributing WriterA UF geology professors new grant may put UF in the forefront of hydrology research for years to come. The National Science Foundation awarded a grant to Thomas Bianchi for research on the River into Mexico. The Colorado River is a heavily manipulated river, with many dams and diversions, and overuse of the water upstream has resulted in a dry riverbed in Mexico, Bianchi said. Beginning Saturday, a conMorelos Dam between Baja California and Arizona. The expected rise in microwill release greenhouse gases, providing valuable research that may contribute to similar events in the future, Bianchi said. cally measure the regions effects on water chemistry. The NSF chose to fund this project because of the relevance of the research to both the U.S. and Mexico. Bianchis team will be traveling with Mexican scientists to better understand the impact of the event. The Colorado River Project is timely for Bianchi, who published a book called Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River-Coastal Interfaces last year. He will be the lead principal investigator of the efforts that are funded by the NSF. This is just a small grant that we were able to get to be in on the now gives us an opportunity to take the lead to develop a bigger collaboration between Mexican and U.S. scientists, he said. anchis graduate assistant Rory Kates, a 22-year-old UF history and geology senior. collect water samples with researchers from the University of Arizona. He will wade into the water with bottles for sampling at the site of the release and at six stations across the Mexican border. This is really exciting, really opportunity to really put UFs name out there. But the importance of this project extends beyond UF, said Ashley Meade, a 19-year-old UF wildlife ecology and conservation freshman. She said conserbecause they are disappearing. The project seems very important and exciting because they will be measuring evidence of an ecosystem being restored, she said. It could mean great things for wildlife.Professors grant may bring UF to water research forefrontLIFESTYLE KELLY VOLLMERAlligator Contributing WriterWhen the drive-thru isnt fast enough, a new Taco Bell app will allow customers to live ms through mobile ordering. Taco Bell is testing a new app for customers to order and pay for their food entirely from their smartphones. The company plans to roll out the app later this year. Bonnie Riggs, the restaurant industry analyst for the National Purchase Diary Groups food service division, said this new wave of technology could come with complications. Im going to say that its a great idea, but I think operationally theres a lot of challenges associated with it, she said. My biggest concern was how do they do this operationally without alienating other customers. She said restaurant owners would have to add a separate pick-up area and drive-thru lane if they want to follow through with the apps claims of eliminating long lines. Plus, she said, theyd have to along with the normal in-shop customers. Even with the implied changes, Juan Zapata, a UF advertising junior involved with the Taco nitely use the app. Considering students, especially here at the University of Florida, were super fast-paced, said Zapata, 21. We live in an age where technology is everything ... everything is a you gotta have it now mindset.Taco Bell testing mobile ordering appL OCAL ASHLEY KOBZAAlligator Contributing Writer thru Panera Bread later this year. Megan Sones, a marketing coordinator for Panera Bread, said the restaurant is opening on Newberry Road in front of what used to be Stein Mart. Were hoping to have it open by July of this year, she said. We put it up actually very quickly. The marketing team has been looking at locations for the last year, and she said the spot seemed perfect for the city. Gainesville, Sones said. To get from Archer (Road) to Newberry (Road) can Ordering via the drive-thru would take about the same amount of time as ordering in the restaurant, she said. Sones said she expects a mixture of university students and residents to visit the new location. Its right by the hospital, but its also by the mall, and then theres all these apartments behind it, she said. I think we are going to have a nice mixture. City of Gainesville planning manager Ralph Hilliard said it took two months to approve a permit for the building. We review the plans to make sure they are consistent with our land development code, he said, and then (when) theyre consistent and get approved, they apply for their building permit. Sabrina Heck, a 19-year-old UF English freshman, said she thinks the drive-thru option will help alleviate the lines at the Archer Road location. That Panera always gets really crowded, she said. There are a lot of Drive-thru Panera Bread location to open on Newberry Road THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK Researchers say they have spotted evidence that a split-second after the Big Bang, the newly formed universe ballooned out at a pace so astonishing that it left behind ripples in the fabric of the cosmos. discovery would be a major advance in the understanding of the early universe. Although many scientists already believed an initial, extremely rapid growth spurt happened, they have long sought the type of evidence cited in the new study. The results reported Monday emerged after researchers peered into the faint light that remains from the Big Bang of nearly 14 billion years ago. The discovery gives us a window on the universe at the very beginning, when it was far less than one-trillionth of a second old, said theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University, who was not involved in the work. Its just amazing, Krauss said. You can see back to the beginning of time. Marc Kamionkowski, a theoretical physicist at Johns Hopkins University who did not particiing is not just a home run. Its a grand slam. He and other experts said the er observations, a standard caveat in science. Right after the Big Bang, the universe was a hot soup of particles. It took about 380,000 years to cool enough that the particles could form atoms, then stars and galaxies. Billions of years later, planets formed from gas and dust that were orbiting stars. The universe has continued to spread out.Scientists: Evidence spotted for universes early growth spurt Were hoping to have it open by July of this year. We put it up actually very quickly. Megan SonesPanera Bread marketing coordinator


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.Floridas childwelfare problem revealedOn Sunday, the Miami Herald released a chilling investigative report about the failure of Floridas Department of Children and Families in recent years to protect the children of drug users. The project is the result of a yearlong investigation by two Miami Herald reporters, Audra D.S. Burch and Carol Marbin Miller. In the past six years, the report stated, 477 children have died under the DCFs watch a number that far exceeds what was reported by the governor and lawmakers, the Heralds executive editor said. The children were not just casualties of bad parenting, but of a deliberate shift in Florida child welfare policy. DCF leaders made a decision, nearly 10 years ago, to reduce by as much as half the number of children taken into state care, adopting a philosophy known as family preservation, one section of the report reads. They also, simultaneously, slashed services, monitoring and protections for the increased number of children left with their violent, neglectful, mentally ill or drug-addicted parents. The result: Many more children died. One case in particular demonstrates the departments failure: In 2009, a 2-year-old girl was squeezed to death by her 19-yearold mothers pet Burmese python. The DCF was fully aware of the mothers addiction to various narcotics, and when child-welfare investigators visited the mothers home, they deemed the snakes habitat a quilt safety-pinned over the open aquarium safe. The investigators then made the mother and her boyfriend, who lived with them, sign a piece of paper stating they would not use drugs in front of the child. According to the report, While generally a safety plan would ask that the parents refrain from using drugs at all, versus in the presence of the child, the parents were unwilling to agree to stop using drugs, DCFs quality-assurance review of the investigation later explained. One night, after the mother took an unprescribed Vicodin and fell asleep, the snake slithered out of the habitat and into the childs bedroom. The mothers boyfriend found the snake in the childs crib the next morning, still wrapped around her body. This case, like the other 476 cases, could have been prevented. Rather than pledge to end the DCFs malpractice, Gov. Rick Scott has defended the department, saying it complied with laws that mirrored other state laws. Essentially, he said, DCF investigators dont have the authority to rule a home situation too dangerous for a child. It may bring cases to court and let a judge decide, but as the Miami Herald report stated, many investigators simply dont. There are no gray areas in the DCFs mishandling of children in Floridas child-welfare system: The department needs more transparency, increased funding and better management. Meticulously crafted reports such as this one from the Miami Herald dont come often, but when they do, they affect policy and change. We hope, in this case, the change is speedy and the policies do more to protect children in the state of Florida. The reaction from fellow males to my column last week on the male role in misogyny at UF was quite revealing. Seeing how radically different the tenor of the responses from men and women were from each other, its vital that we explore male apathy toward sexism. a little better. At an abstract level, almost everyone agrees that sexism is akin to racism in that both are human rights issues. Despite much progress in certain areas, demeaning language toward women continues with no end in sight. Take a chill pill or have a sense of humor. After all, we love our women. For years, we as men have shut down criticism of our sexism with Lets not make a big deal why dont you calm down? These patronizing words serve to painfully remind women that male supremacy shouldnt be questioned. Its very easy to say, Take a chill pill, when were the ones responsible for instead of having to suffer from the misogyny internalized in our college culture. But when you spend your semesters knowing that theres a 25-percent chance of being sexually assaulted by the time you graduate because of your gender; when you hear the discourse around sexual violence being cleverly framed as just a womens issue despite 99 percent of a naked woman covered in blood next to a Dumpster on Fourth Avenue screaming and repeating, He raped me, ing the perpetrator; when youre afraid to report a rape because the perpetrators social circle will shame you become frustrated that in the 21st century, its still not safe for members of your gender to walk alone at night; when youre routinely catcalled various compliments on how your physique caters to male-set criteria; when certain academic as boys clubs, tying intellectual inferiority with your gender identity; when 35 percent of men admit to having some likelihood of committing sexual assault if they were given full immunity; when youre a chick, similar to how an adult black man was a boy in the heyday of racism; when you live day in and day out struggling to restore your human dignity and not have your worth reduced to sexual orto, Take a chill pill. I hope that living in a cocoon of male privilege doesnt hinder us men from understanding why the outrage over sexism is legitimate and necessary. There are men who are genuinely disturbed by how females are belittled in front of their very eyes every day but are wary of voicing their conscience. This apathy is intolerable. Martin Luther King Jr. said the greatest tragedy wasnt the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but the appalling silence and indifference of the good people he was referring to the white folks, who despite being sympathetic to the blacks struggle for dignity, kept to the sidelines during the Civil Rights movement. How long will it take for men to step up? To echo anti-sexism activist Jackson Katz: As soon as it becomes more normal for men to speak out against the degradation of women than it is for them to commit it, Well be a lot healthier society than we are today. Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His columns appear on Tuesdays. 91 TOTAL VOTES24% YES 76% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Have you ever been Todays question: Do you study at Panera? TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Zulkar


TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 Ed. note: Due to its subject matter, this column uses strong language.Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson want you to know that slut-shaming isnt OK. In their podcast, Guys We F**ked, The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast, they discuss, obviously, the guys theyve had sex with in slut. The podcast encourages womthemselves and everyone to have ticle. sluts. isnt new. Its a societal construct sex they are or arent having. It teaches women that sex is bad worth, in addition to your societal Weve created an impossible environment to succeed in because complex. are only two options: Women can either be saintly and pure Madonnas or dirty, sexually experienced ignoring all the other sexual possibilities available to women. are respected but cannot engage in sex, and whores are desired but treated as second-class citizens. woman to win this game. This creates an even bigger problem: There are no set criteria wham, bam, thank you, maam: Youre a slut. But it doesnt work that way because the label is highly subjective. in a year, and Miley Cyrus called parently both can earn you the slut label. Basing the label on a certain work, either. My number may be higher than some, thus making me more deever have lived. At the same time, my number could be less than others, making me an innocent Girl Scout. I have never understood slutshaming quite simply because I about being a so-called slut. long as you are doing it with consent and protection, there is no reason to be ashamed. Moreover, there is no reason to do in the bedroom or on the kitchen counter, living room couch or Florida Fields 50-yard line. Unless you are involved in the activity, its not your business. However, this is all ignoring another big problem in the slut paraSlut-shaming is a tool used by to punish women. cannot be promiscuous, but they must have some sexual experience or else they arent desirable. Women cannot enjoy sex because thats promiscuous, but they also cannot abstain because thats uptight and prudish. stop using the label as well. It hurts you, too. Freud gave us the Madonnawhore complex, but we can thank a concept called hegemonic mascuEssentially, men have to strive linity that isnt actually attainable. thing that constantly needs to be girls is a great way to tell the world, ual male. Look at my masculinity! So while women are told to keep their numbers low, men are taught to keep their numbers as high as possible. You see where this is going, right? The math just doesnt make sense. stop having sex. This seems counterproductive to the heterosexual mans quest to get laid. can stop using the word slut, or we can turn the label into something more positive. called sluts, but I want to see them individuals rather than ashamed and stigmatized women. The world needs more ladies like Samantha Jones, who show us that makes us sluts? Well, so be it. Robyn Smith is a UF journalism sophomore. Her columns appear on Mondays.No one wins when women are criticizedColumnThis is probably going to be an unpopular opinion because I am sidyonc, but give me a chance to explain with other well-known women like Jenniand Lean In in a campaign to ban the word bossy. c says, Im not bossy. Im the boss. Now some OK. I would simply reappropriate the slander and wear it with pride which is what I think people should do with the word bossy. good decision-making in girls. This Ban Bossy uses the pronoun she. a woman is a trend that continues on Urban Dictionary, across the Web and in our thoughts and conversations. they will be labeled bossy or disliked by their peers, according to Sheryl Sandberg and Anna Maria Chavez in a Wall Street Journal article. However, I dont think this gender gap is golexicon. There will always be other words people can use to belittle assertive women, such as emotional, shrill, high-strung, etc. ny gal, Tina Fey. Fey owns her bossiness rather than banishing it; she even titled her memoir, Bossypants, in which she advises, Dont waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when youre the boss. Or they wont. Who cares? been done with other words that have previously been used negatively but have now been adapted into positive terms, such as nerd and geek. Similarly with bossy, when I Google nerd, pronoun he. Nerd has been primarily used to mock boys with less-than-impressive physiques and athletic prowess who are more interested in academic purJobs, Doctor Who and Natalie Portman wearing a Star Wars shirt. I would say being a nerd is even trendy. So no matter what someone calls you, you can choose how you wish to perceive that label. termined by you. You dont have to depend on someone telling you who you are. Lauren Adamson is a UF journalism junior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.We should embrace, not ban, bossyColumnThe HBO original series True Detective had its story centers around two detectives, Marty Hart and Rust Cohle. The two were assigned as parttions, led them down dark paths to solve the case. The series takes place over 17 years. their tolls on Hart and Cohle. As the series progresses, viewers see the drastic changes in their relationships with each other and with their loved ones. Warning: spoilers ahead. Prostitutes, strippers, nagging wives, mistresses and corpses: True Detective. While it seems matter is that the show centers on Hart and Cohle and their mission to solve a case while also trying to However, it seems, in this show, a woman cant keep her crap together long enough to not get metaphorically kicked down by a man. This is the most apparent in the show, the audience gets the most complete story about her character. In her conversations with other characters, she seems like a woman with a great head on her shoulders. However, when it comes to her relationship with her husband, she turns a blind ously throws up. While the audience and even Maggie needs the evidence comshe really takes any action against her husband. She leaves him but with her husband. You cant teach an old dog new tricks, so Marty she runs over to Cohles house venge sex. The message: Maggie and driven into spite. This is the women since early history. Furthermore, Hart and Cohle lice, and yet the only woman working there is Martys secretary. She is a vivacious, curvy black woman who calls everyone The last woman we are introduced to in the series is the aunt/ is inbred and mentally unstable. She is sexually and emotionally exploited by Errol and is no more When all is said and done in True Detective, women dont ever save the day or do anycuses more on the relationships people have with one another than with the crimes, I would go southern cops, Cohle and Hart. volved, and they alienate themreturn, the audience experiences to know the writers purposely portrayed women in negative ways rather than them unintenthere is a True Detective seaher by a male character. Rachel Kalisher is a UF anthropology and classics junior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.The real True Detective mysteryColumn Rachel Lauren Robyn


8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffPuddle JumperIn a long-exposure photograph, UF students scurry across Turlington Plaza in the rain Monday afternoon between class periods. The predicted high was 70 degrees, and the chance of rain was at 100 percent. THE NEW TEST WONT BE ADOPTED UNTIL NEXT YEAR. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE Florida is ready to part ways with the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Pam Stewart, the states education commissioner, announced Monday that she has approved a six-year contract develop a new test students will be required to take a year from now. Stewarts decision to approve the $220 million contract with American Institutes for Research marks another sigtransition away from the FCAT, which has drawn both praise and scorn for the way it transformed public schools. The new tests will include more than the multiple-choice questions that are the framework for many standardized tests, including the FCAT. The commissioner also said Monday that students will use paper and pencil to complete the tests initially, but schools will gradually transition to online tests. In a letter sent to principals Monday, Stewart said students will be asked to create graphs, interact with test content and write and respond in different ways than they would on traditional tests. She added that the new questions will assess higher order thinking skills that are part of the higher expectations included in the states new standards. Former Gov. Jeb Bush made the FCAT the centerpiece of his A-through-F school grading system. Test results were not only used to evaluate schools but also to determine whether third-graders should be held back and whether high school students were ready to graduate. Debate over the FCAT even triggered a change in state law about when the school year would start. The new test, which does not yet have a name, will be based on a new set of standards from the contentious Common Core State Standards. Florida English standards earlier this year to include items like a requirement for cursive writing. But this change has not ended the backlash against Common Core. Florida was initially part of a national consortium developing a Common Core test, but the state pulled out of the Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness at the urging of Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders. The group selected Monday has ties to a different national consortium that is developing its own Common Core test, but Stewart insisted the new She did note, however, that the types of questions used on the this year in the state of Utah. Randy Osborne, who works with the group Florida Parents Against Common Core, called the new testing vendor an evil twin to the previous group the state worked with. We can call it what we want, call it what we may, Osborne said. We can call it Florida standards. I call it putting lipstick on a pig. Common Core standards, one of the arguments in its favor was that it would allow parents to compare how Florida students compared to students in other states. Stewart, however, said there would be advantages to the new test, including that it would take less time than the one developed by the national consortium and could be given later in the school year.Fla. chooses new test to replace FCATLIFESTYLE JADE CASTROAlligator Contributing WriterObsessive Facebook habits were linked to disordered eating in a new study from Florida State University. The study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, found that certain Facebook behaviors, such as focusing on receiving likes and comments and obsessively untagging photos, could potentially be indicators of distorted self-image and disordered eating. If you dont get the likes or the comments, you feel like those in your network dont think you look good, said Andrew Selepak, director of UFs Master of Arts and Communications program with a specialization in social media. Its a modern issue and one that continues to get worse. In the study, researchers assessed the eating habits and Internet usage patterns of 960 female college students by having them complete a questionnaire. Then, a smaller sample of 84 women from that group were selected for another experiment. Researchers asked some of the participants to log in to Facebook for 20 minutes while the others looked at different websites, according to the study. Afterward, participants were asked about their preoccupation with their bodies. In both experiments, results showed that participants who spent more time on Facebook generally had higher disordered eating scores, particularly those who untagged pictures and showed greater concern with receiving likes and comments. Jim Probert, a licensed psychologist at UFs Counseling and Wellness Center, said part of the problem may be the natural human need for social support and validation from others. If someone is struggling to have more heart-to-heart connection with people, Probert said, then maybe those kind of forms of validation become more important. Autumn Barker, a 21-year-old UF English senior, said she thinks Facebook is a means for users to seek the approval of their peers. We want to be important in other peoples opinion, she said. If we dont get those likes or comments, we dont get that approval. If you dont get the likes or the comments, you feel like those in your network dont think you look good. Its a modern issue and one that continues to get worse.Andrew SelepakUF Master of Arts and Communications program director


TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffWhite OutSudevi Daglio, a 29-year-old local artist, paints a mural outside Vida Lounge downtown on Monday. THE MONTH CELEBRATES THE STRENGTH OF AND PROGRESS MADE BY THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY. JANA BERKOWITZAlligator Contributing WriterPride Awareness Month at UF, cited as the largest student-run LGBTQ+ series of events and celebrations in the country, kicked off Monday night. Executive director Shawn Janetzke said the goal of the monthlong event is to celebrate and bask in the progress the LGBTQ+ community has made and to celebrate its strength. For a school in the South, we have an overwhelming amount of support from the administration, Student Government and the Gainesville community, Janetzke said. Month has been intentional in giving underrepresented parts of the LGBTQ+ community a voice and a platform, he said. Dialogues and events focusing on the intersections of various identities are expected. We are making the typical gay-only programs a thing of the past, Janetzke said. There are more than 24 events that will take place throughout the month, including the return of a free concert April 15, showcasing Mary Lambert, the female vocalist in Macklemore and Ryan Lewis hit song Same Love. Aldo Araujo, a 20-year-old UF public relations sophomore, said he attended the Pride Awareness Month drag show last year. This was a great chance to learn about gay culture and how drag queens are such a large opening to see how awesome it was because I didnt know what to expect. Araujo said he is excited about the chance to become more immersed in the LGBT community at UF and to connect with fellow students who also support the cause. Being a gay student myself, I feel like I should become more involved in raising awareness in being prideful of who you are, Araujo said. Hiram Martinez-Cabrera, a 20-year-old UF public relations sophomore, said he has helped organize Pride Awareness Month in previous years and is a member of the UF Pride Student Union. In the week leading up to the event, your heart is breaking; you have Starbucks cups all over your room; you have bags under your eyes, and you have gray hair growing, Martinez-Cabrera said. He said he enjoyed his time as a director, but as a spectator for this years events, he is appreciative of the other students and seeing what Pride Awareness Month means to them. This isnt just a resume builder, MartinezCabrera said. We do this because we love it. We work hard, we try hard, and the university really supports us.Pride Awareness Month brings celebrities, drag queens to UF THE PLANE VANISHED MARCH 8. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSKUALA LUMPUR, Malaytimeline Monday suggesting from the cockpit of the missing Malaysian plane may have occurred before any of its communications systems were disabled, adding more uncertainty about who aboard might have been to blame. The search for Flight 370, which vanished early March 8 pur to Beijing with 239 people on board, has now expanded deep into the northern and southern hemispheres. Australian vessels scoured the southern Indian Ocean, and China offered 21 of its satellites to help Malaysia in the unprecedented hunt. With no wreckage found in one of the most puzzling aviation mysteries of all time, passengers relatives have been left in an agonizing limbo. Investigators say the Boeing 777 was deliberately diverted havent ruled out hijacking, sabotage or pilot suicide, and they are checking the backgrounds of the 227 passengers and 12 crew members as well as the ground crew for personal problems, psychological issues or links to terrorists. Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said main focus, and he did not rule out that it might be discovered intact. The fact that there was no distress signal, no ransom notes, no parties claiming responsibility, there is always hope, Hishammuddin said at a news conference. Malaysian Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said an initial investigation indicated that the last words ground controllers heard from the plane All right, good night were spoken by the co-pilot, Fariq Abdul Hamid. A voice other than that of Fariq or the pilot, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, it would have been the clearest indication yet of something amiss went off course. lier that those words came after one of the jetliners data communications systems the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System had been switched off, suggesting the voice from the cockpit may have been trying to deceive ground controllers. However, Ahmad said that although the last data transmission from ACARS which gives plane performance and maintenance information came before that, it was still unclear at what point the system was switched off, making any implications of the timing murkier. The new information opened the possibility that both ACARS and the planes transponders, which make the plane visible to civilian air trafat about the same time. It also suggests that the message delivered from the cockpit could have preceded any of the severed communications.All right, good night from MH370 came before shutdownSTATE CLAUDIA STANTZYK-GUZEKAlligator Contributing WriterWildlife specialists are worried about the potential impact of an invasive species of lizard on Floridas ecosystems. Though Gainesville isnt affected, students hometowns may be. The Argentine black and white tegu has made certain areas of Hillsborough, MiamiDade and Polk counties its home, threatening the local wildlife. The lizards are part of an invasive species native to South America that can grow to four feet long and use burrows as their habitats, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Theyre really smart animals, said John Humphrey, a wildlife biologist with the National Wildlife Research Center. Theyve got great eyesight. Tegus feed on small animals, eggs, insects, fruits, vegetables, and cat and dog food. The biggest concern is with tegus feeding on native wildlife, especially endangered species. We have a major concern for any of our ground-nesting species that might already be threatened or endangered, said Jenny Keterlin Eckles, a non-native wildlife biologist with the commission. Gainesville does not have a population of tegus, but there is a possibility that a population could form should the animals be released or escape captivity, Humphrey said. The U.S. Department of Agricultures Wildis working to improve ways to capture tegus. It is a growing problem, Humphrey said. But because of the small tegu population size, he said, there is more potential in its removal and potential eradication. The established populations were likely founded by escaped or released pets, according to an FWC brochure. Jesse Chesla, an exotic animal breeder and UF accounting junior, said customers may be uninformed when they purchase pets. A lot of people see them as babies and buy them as babies and never research the pets they actually buy, he said. Eventually they get too big, and they think the only thing to do is to release them.Invasive lizard species impacts Florida counties, but not Alachua Being a gay student myself, I feel like I should become more involved in raising awareness in being prideful of who you are.Aldo AraujoUF public relations sophomoreTegu


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TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Amanda OLeary and the UF lacrosse team takes on Dartmouth tonight. Read the story online at in the NBAFormer UF center Joakim Noah scored nine points, recorded 12 rebounds and notched nine assists in the Chicagos 97-85 loss to Okahoma City on Monday.Gators named to USA TeamFlorida volleyball players Simone Antwi, Alex Holston and Gabby Mallette were named to the USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team on Monday. The team will tour Europe from July 8-19. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickFloridas historic Southeastern Conference slate culminated Sunday in a league crown, an undefeated conference record and a confetti bath in the Georgia Dome. After falling in the SEC Tournament championship to Ole Miss in 2013 and Kentucky in 2011, UFs thrilling 61-60 victory against UK in the tional game and a triumphant moment for its senior class. But thats all history. Now, the Gators are back on the Tonight, No. 1 overall seed round opponent the winner of the NCAA Tournaments 16 seeds Albany and Mount St. Marys. At 4:10 p.m. Thursday in the Amway Center in Orlando, the Gators kick off their championship since 2007. Neither opponent appears too daunting a No. 16 seed has never knocked off a No. 1 in tournament history. But this coaching career that Florida even two days before the tournament begins. This is a situation now where youre starting off really from scratch where everyone doesnt know each other and youre trying obviously to get prepared to play, Donovan said Monday during his weekly press conference. So, there is an excitement for both teams playing somebody new, but when youre playing against each other in a league over for us, it was 21 games. Theres a lot of familiarity inside of those games that are being played. Personnel familiarity, what theyre running on offense, what theyre going to do on defense, what theyre going to be running inbounds, special situations, theres a lot of familiarity there. In preparation for Thursdays game, Floridas assistant coaches began watching tape of both teams Sunday night and will continue doing so on a regular basis until Thursday. What we may do on Tuesday in practice is maybe look at maybe some similarities some things were going to have to nitely be a carryover and work on those things, instead of getting into, This is what Albany does, this is what Mount St. Marys does, Donovan said. All of a sudden youre inthat may or may not happen. And then inevitably you get caught wasting practice time on Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffCoach Billy Donovan embraces Scottie Wilbekin after Wilbekin received his Southeastern Conference Tournament MVP award on Sunday in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandAfter a quick two-game stretch in as many days at this years Southeastern Conference Tournament, the Gators got some much needed time off heading into the NCAA Tournament. Florida was named a No. 11 seed in the tournament Monday and will play sixth-seeded Dayton on Sunday in University Park, Pa. Getting some rest is important for our team, coach Amanda Butler said. Weve got some people that have been playing really hard minutes down the stretch. Just getting them off their feet and letting them have an extra couple days is crucial for us. Well have an opportunity to get some skill-work in, do some things we dont typically have a chance to do during conference play. This season, the SEC featured four ranked teams at seasons end: No. 3 Tennessee, No. 8 South Carolina, No. 10 Kentucky and No. 15 Texas A&M. Tennessee and South Carolina are both top seeds. Florida went 2-4 against these teams. But playing in the nations toughest conference should prove to be NCAA Tournament since 2011-2012. I think its a huge advantage, Butler said. We have to make it important. I think its a huge advantage to know, basically, what weve experienced since January certainly cant be any tougher. I think its a knowing that weve been in a lot of battles already that seem NCAA tournament-like. The last time Florida was invited to the dance, it beat then-No. 16 Ohio During the second round, eventual NCAA champion Baylor creamed Florida 76-57. berth in GYMNAS TICS ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa Florida may have won its national championship in 2013, but the 2014 squad is far ahead of its predecessor. At this point last year, now-No. 1 Florida (9-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) had two losses under its belt with only one 10. At the end of the 2013 regular season, Florida had yet to crack the 198 mark on the road and the Gators were recovering from their second loss not the best way to close out a season. Now, Florida has posted the highest road score in the nation with a 198.20. The Gators havent tasted defeat in almost a month, and they have scored eight perfect 10s this season. We felt all along that the makeup of our team is absolutely capable of this type of competition at any given time, coach Rhonda Faehn said. Still, our team knowing that we can do better, which is great, because thats the position we want to be in. But Floridas road to this high point in the programs history was a carefully planned path. We knew we started out extremely slow and that was our plan, Faehn said. At the beginning of the season throughabout landings and repetitions, and then trying to get to this position. Where everyone is really feeling the freshest and the strongest heading into the SEC Championship. Florida ahead of championship teams pace UF W omens Bask etball Faehn SEE G YM, PAGE 15 SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15 SEE WHOOPS, PAGE 15


14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Writer@Morgan_Moriarty Soggy, windy and chilly conditions did not stop the chance for former Gators to make their NFL dreams a reality. Monday marked UFs Pro Scout Day, and general managers and scouts from all 32 NFL teams were in attendance to watch 12 former UF players. Having all NFL teams represented encouraged coach Will Muschamp, who uses Pro Day as a barometer to measure the status of his program. To have that turnout after the year we had it tells you weve got some good players in the program, Muschamp said. Obviously, [it was] an extremely frustrating and disappointing fall, and thats on me. Defensive backs Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson were among the hopefuls who had underwhelming 40-yard dash times at the NFL Combine in February. But there was a silver lining Muschamp says most scouts look deeper than what the raw numbers show when evaluating defensive backs. Those guys play a lot faster than theyre going to run the 40, Muschamp said. A lot of the coaches and the comments I get from a lot of the scouts is that these guys play a lot faster than what their times are. At the end of the day theyre going to watch the tape, and thats what matters. Defensive lineman Dominique Easley who suffered an ACL tear in September 2013 did not work out on Monday, but Muschamp announced a tentative date of April 18 for him to work in front of scouts in Gainesville. Standout wide receiver Solomon Patton finally got the opportunity to work out in front of scouts on Monday, as well. He unofficially clocked in the 4.25-4.3 range in his last 40-yard dash. Patton did not get invited to the combine something that he said was a letdown but it allowed him time to work on certain aspects of his game. It was real disappointing, he said. When you grow up, thats all you want to do all your life go to the combine. I didnt get invited, but it gave me a longer time to get better and work harder and I feel like I definitely got better. Offensive lineman Jon Halapio also got to perform drills for NFL teams Monday. Some teams have been wary of Floridas veteran lineman due to the torn pectoral muscle he suffered before the 2013 season. Halapio said he was excited to show scouts that the injury was a thing of the past. I wanted to prove that I was still strong, prove that Im not injured anymore, Halapio said. I think I did pretty well with my bench numbers. Halapio recorded 32 reps at 225 pounds. Linebacker Ronald Powell got the chance to further improve his stock as well. Although Powell is excited to take the next step in his football career, he said UF will always hold a special place in his heart. I miss everything about this place right now, Powell said. Its not an easy place to leave, and its definitely some place thats in my heart. I cant tell you what I wont miss about this place because Im missing a whole lot of things.Former Gators work out for NFL scouts at Pro Scout DayAdam Lichtenstein / Alligator StaffFormer Gators defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy catches a throw during a drill at Floridas Pro Scout DB Jeremy Brown WR Trey Burton OL Jon Halapio OL Jon Harrison DL Damien Jacobs LB Darrin Kitchens OL Kyle Koehne WR Solomon Patton LB Ronald Powell DB Loucheiz Purifoy DB Marcus Roberson DB Jaylen WatkinsFormer UF players at Pro Day


TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffCassie Peoples drives down the court during Floridas 81-76 loss to Missouri on Feb. 20 in the OConnell Florida has three players who were on 2012 tournament teamPlayers from that team who still remain include redshirt junior Kayla Lewis, senior Jaterra Bonds and redshirt senior Lily Svete. Those players will take an increased role as guides attempting to navigate their team through the uncharted waters of the NCAA Tournament, unfamiliar ground for most of the Gators. All year long, weve relied on our leaders, our upperclassmen Jaterra, Lily and Kayla, in particular, who have got more basketball experience underneath their belt, whether its SEC experience or postseason experience, Butler said. I would expect those guys to continue to do what theyve done, be strong voices, model the type of work and attitude that its going to take for us to continue to be successful and extend our season. Before the season, Florida was according to the preseason coaches poll. conference. It was a slap in the face to our upperclassmen, in particular, Butler said. An X-factor has also emerged for Florida in redshirt sophomore Cassie Peoples. Peoples has shown a stoic demeanor and a consistent style of play. Although her offensive numbers werent glowing this season, the numbers she posted in the SEC Tournament may be a sign of better things to come. Cassies a great player, Butler said. I think shes one of the best point guards in the country, especially young point guards. She wants to win, shes a competitor game. Her teammates have great conpoint where she stops shooting or anyone wanted her to stop shooting. In the SEC Tournament, she shot a combined 10 of 20 from the beyond the arc. Continue reading this story online at WHOOPS, from page 13Rachel Crosby / Alligator Staff Junior gymnast wearing walking boot to help sore ankles Faehn said the overall health of the team is the best she could ask for. The key for them, and what weve done, is try to pace them the whole year, Faehn said. Let them rest when they needed to rest, start them out slower so that theyre feeling their freshest right now. Junior Rachel Spicer was spotted wearing a boot on her right leg after competing in three events against Missouri on Friday. She just has sore ankles and so whenever we travel or whatnot we always just put her in a boot, thats a really common practice ... just to keep them from continually using that so it gives them a little bit of a break, Faehn said. Thats the biggest thing for her. When we have had those opportunities throughout the season to rest her, we did so. Spicer competed vault and balance beam at every regular season meet this year and she tough event on a gymnasts feet, at all but two meets. Senior Mackenzie Caquatto has also taken a few breaks from lar season meets. In the Missouri meet, which Faehn said would be the debut of Floridas postseason lineup, Caquatto competed vault she doesnt think Caquatto will compete all-around this weekend. As of right now, the lineups, were looking for those to be just like they were at Missouri, Faehn said. The Gators face a quick turnaround with just two training days plus a walkthrough practice on Wednesday before a Thursday travel day. Knowing that where we are right now physically and mentally as a team, its a different team than the beginning of the season, Faehn said. GYM, from page 13stuff that clearly is not going to happen. So what well end up doing is looking at some things that we could get better at and then on Tuesday night whenever that games at whatever team it is were playing. Without a certain opponent, Donovan said his team in practice would focus on cleaning up areas of its game it struggled throw shooting. Missed free throws almost doomed UF on Sunday in its conference championship matchup against UK, and its charity-stripe woes were prevalent all weekend. Against Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky last foul line. In the second half of their game against the Wildcats, the Gators made only 1 of their 4 free-throw attempts. Weve got to do a better job there, Donovan said. We were doing really, really well for a while there. One of the things that happened is we did work on it some, but weve got to spend more time on that. That has to be an emphasis and focal point for us. Donovan believes his players will handle the short span of preparation well. Theyve done so in the past with Thursday-Saturday turnarounds during SEC play. Our guys are accustomed to that, he said. Thats whats really going to end up happening if youre fortunate enough to move on and advance youre dealing with a one day prep even going into the next game. So right now, weve got two days here [Monday] and [today] to try and make some improvements in ourselves. HOOPS, from page 13


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 U p T u r n t William A. England / Alligator StaffTaylor Gushue bats during Floridas 1-0 win against Arkansas on Saturday at McK ethan Stadium. UF went 3 for 15 with runners on base in its 9-3 loss Sunday. BASEBALL ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24The Gators could not buy runs against the Razorbacks. Although Florida (13-7, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) won on the back of strong pitching, We hit a lot of balls hard, know we only scored six runs, but [the offense] was better than six runs. were enough for the Gators in showed their need for better the difference. pretty good, catcher Braden Mattson said. Hitting is not going to get any easier for Florida. Up next on the schedule is No. 2 Florida State (17-2, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which Florida plays tonight at 7 at McKethan staff ERA of 2.69. fense, which hit .200 with runners on base against the Razorbacks on Sunday. ting right back in this thing, its best hitters. being suspended following a tigation, returned to the lineup on Sunday and went 2 for 4. Despite the two hits, he did not been getting at-bats and stuff like that. cial runs, Florida needs its topof-the-order hitters to go back to their hitting ways. Both Richie Martin and Casey Turgeon went 0 for 4 at the plate. The hitters who followed Bader and designated hitter Taylor Gushue had two hits apiece a weak link. FSU starting pitcher Peter Miller, who posted a 3.66 ERA in 33 appearances during his State, has struggled early in the Continue reading this story online at LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrenceThere was not anyone coach Mike Hollofell well short of that. said. happen again. Florida dodged a penalty at the SoutheastFlorida sprinter Dedric Dukes and Texas baton. Because point-leader indoor season, the Gators fell to a nadir they paign on a stale note. They expect better. which begins Friday. passion and intensity and pride will be better, Holloway said. forward.Men and women came in third UF T rac k