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INSIDE alligatorSports editor Adam Lichtenstein argues why UF fans should cherish this years team. Read the story on page 3.ONLINE Stay updated on the first rounds of the NCAA Tournament with up-to-date coverage on TIPOFF


Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida March Madness brackets create buzzStudents are betting on them, pg 3. Facebook comments started it, pg 5. Its a business incubator, pg 5. Will Muschamp and the Gators opened their spring practice schedule Wednesday afternoon. Read the story on page 15. 77 /52 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 11 CROSSWORD 14 SPORTS 15VOLUME 108 ISSUE 119 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffHannah Gamache, a 21-year-old UF English junior, right, poses for a picture with UF digital arts and sciences sophomore Alex Pinchin, 20, Wednesday on Turlington Plaza to promote Gators Humans vs. Zombies. Alligator Staff writerbdupuy@alligator.orgAn anonymous letter names homophobia and racism as factors in UF President Bernie Machens controversial decision to end the search for a new Levin College of Law dean. The letter was addressed to Machen, Provost Joe Glover, Director of Employee Relations Kim Czaplewski, Gainesville Sun reporter Jeff Schweers and the Alligator. It states the students and faculty are very upset about the continued perception of racism and homophobia at the College of Law. Although the letter was unsigned, some faculty, staff and students have expressed similar sentiments. In a private meeting for faculty and staff on Tuesday, Machen addressed concerns about diversity in the dean search. search were black University of Kentucky College of Law dean David Brennen, openly gay former U.S. ambassador David Huebner and Georgia State University College of Law professor Samuel Donaldson. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said Machen responded to outside views that his decision not to select any of the deans might be seen as a racist or homophobic. He made his decision based on that he did not believe that the transformative leader was in the pool of candidates, she said. For Matthew Christ, a 24-year-old second-year UF law student, the three cantransformative dean. Christ said Machen should have a meeting with students and What is transformative if both of these Machen accused of dean-search racism, homophobia Alligator Contributing WriterDan Dickrells students have watched their professors hair grow and twist into new forms almost every semester. Last Fall, he sported a commanding handlebar mustache. This basketball season, he ditched the whiskers in favor of a sky-high hair homage. The 36-year-old engineering professor now sports a mohawk in honor of both the Gators winning streak and one of his favorite players, Will Yeguete. The engineering life is not always the most fun, Dickrell said. I try to break up the monotony as much as I can. He said he plans to keep the hairstyle until the Gators lose. If you look around basketball, its an emerging hairstyle, Dickrell said. I thought it would be really funny to see how many of my students I could recruit to do this with me. So far, none have. I laughed out loud, said Michael Hallenstein, a 20-yearold UF civil engineering sophomore, when he saw the mountain mane. He said his statics professor is known for doing things like this, and that it makes the class more fun without distracting him from learning. Dickrell agreed and said he often changes up his do. He called the mohawk one or two steps above the norm. Regardless of what people think, the mohawk is not caused by static electricity, Hallenstein joked. Dickrells two children will be sporting the gelled look as well this year. The 5and 7-year-olds display the dos every summer, and this year, their dad will match. Im keeping myself entertained at the same time, Dickrell said. No. 15 Will Yeguete doesnt know the professor personally, but he doesnt mind the tribute. I think its kinda cool, said Yeguete, a 21-year-old UF international studies senior. Its something different. He said some of his friends on the team have had the hairstyle in the past, but hes the only one thats kept it. My mom really likes it, he said. With a 32-2 record and the Will Yeguete me a haircut? Prof rocks mohawk for Gators IT WAS FOUNDED BY UF STUDENTS. Alligator Contributing WriterA local startup is relocating to Austin after a big win at music and media conference South by Southwest, leaving the Gainesville startup community with mixed feelings. Feathr, founded by Aidan Augustin and Neal Ormsbee, during their time as UF engineering undergraduate students, beat about 300 startup companies from around the world to win Capital Factorys second annual Move Your Startup to Austin competition. The company, which uses a smartphone app to maximize networking opportunities for conference attendees, walked away with more than $200,000 worth of cash investment and other prizes, including funds to cover relocation costs, Augustin said. Feathr will be surrounded by Austins top startups as part of Capital Factorys incubator, which and shared resources for up-andcoming businesses. For the founders, both 23, the award is validation for their hard work, but theyre already looking ahead to the next step. Its an exciting milestone, Au-SEE STARTUP, PAGE 4 SEE MOHAWK, PAGE 4 SEE LAW, PAGE 4 He said no candidates were rightMachen CAMPUS


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY RAIN 67/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/57 SUNNY 78/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/52 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 119 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 HAPPENINGGatorWell 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. Focus groups will run until today at the GatorWell location on Radio Road. Participants will receive $20 UF Bookstore gift cards and free pizza. To participate, email GatorWellProjects@mail. Use subject line My Campus. Participants must be 18 years or older and enrolled UF students. Theatre Strike Force Theatre Strike Force will be performing A Night at the Improv from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Gator Wesley Center, 1380 W. University Ave. Come for a night of fun and laughs at this Whose Line Is It Anyway? style improv event. There will be a short workshop after the show. Parking is provided. Pazeni Sauti Africa Choir concert UFs Pazeni Sauti Africa Choir will present a free concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mennonite Meeting House, 1236 NW 18th Ave. The choir specializes in choral music from eastern, western and southern Africa, both sacred and secular, performed in an authentic manner. The name Pazeni Sauti means raise your voice in Swahili, the language of Kenya. The purpose of the choir is to showcase what African music is all about and share the inherent sense of multiculturalism that only the direct experience of musical performance can deliver. Wage theft forum Wage Theft in Alachua County, Fair Wages for Farm Workers will be the subject of a community forum led by Jeremiah Tattersall, Diana Moreno and Paul Ortiz at 7 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, 1236 NW 18th Ave. Tattersall and Moreno were lead organizers of the successful campaign to enact a Wage Recovery Ordinance in Alachua County. Ortiz will discuss historical and contemporary practices of wage theft in agricultural labor and measures that farm workers have taken to challenge that exploitation. 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. Visitors will also receive a Fire Fest passport to be stamped as they explore various fire stations throughout the park and learn about the importance of prescribed fire to Floridas ecosystems. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3Yolandy Michel / AlligatorButt OutSyraj Syed, a coordinator for education and training programs, provides resources about the dan gers of smoking in the UF Health Shands Hospital atrium Wednesday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMIAMI Justin Bieber claimed after a shaky sobriety test in Florida that he was suffering from a hairline fracture in his right foot and made condescending to a Miami Beach police document released Tuesday. The police summary of Biebers performance on various sobriety tests following his Jan. 23 arrest shows that the pop singer foot skateboarding three months earlier. Bieber appeared to sway and have leg tremors during one of the tests and also winced as if in pain. He appeared to have great mentioned or noticed after that test. Bieber, who has pleaded not guilty to driving under the racing in a rented Lamborghini along with R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff, who was driving a Ferrari when both were stopped. Bieber, who turned 20 March 1, questioned why he was arrested The report describes Bieber as initially agitated and frequent profanity when brought to the police station. He then got upset and said, quoted him as saying. What were you doing when you were was not driving around in a Lamborghini at that age. Yeah, well, I bet you didnt have millions of dollars in your quoted in reply. black Cadillac Escalade SUVs following the two sports cars were carrying security personnel and that the group was trying to avoid celebrity photographers who were tailing them. Bieber and Sharieff were having cars. Bieber was quoted as saying, What? Ive been driving Other topics of discussion, the report noted, included Biebers pike in his native Canada with his grandfather. He also mentioned taking an the report. Police drug tests found the presence of the active ingredient Traces of alcohol were also detected with a breath test, but the level was below the 0.02 for drivers under age 21. Bieber faces a May 5 trial date. scheduled a preliminary hearing for the case in which Bieber is ac cused of assaulting a limousine driver for April 14.Before Miami DUI arrest, Bieber told police his foot was broken KAITLYN WILSONAlligator Contributing WriterA new UF course on music history is uniting nations at least online. More than 31,000 people around the globe have en rolled in Musics Big Bang: The Genesis of Rock n Roll, a new massive open online course on Coursera. But the class developer and instruc tor is in Gainesville its UF Center for Media Innovation tor David Carlson. My guess is that within a week, Ill have more students than the entire Student Body of He said about 70 percent of the students live outside of the U.S., in countries like Mol dova, China, South Africa, Ja the class was on a boat in New Zealand. The class, which started March 13 and runs through music, starting in the early 1900s. Its more about what led said, than it is about rock n He also said the university students this Summer. The fully online class is free and allows students to sign up until the end of the course. minute lectures, theyre broken ute downloadable videos to make them manageable. Carl son said a lot of the students video more convenient. Hiring teaching assistants to grade the course work was unrealistic, Carlson said, so ed. Students will grade each Jason Cain, a UF mass com munications Ph.D. candidate who taught Rock n Roll and American Society with Carl UF getting into the MOOC market. get a lot of information to peo Cain said. It also alleviates the tyranny of geography a bit and allows a person from re ally anywhere to participate in said shed be hesitant to sign up for the Coursera class. I would be somewhat interested, but probably not enough to actually enroll whos taking Rock n Roll and American Society. A lot of the things that I have even learned in this class are really easy to Music course hits high note internationallyLIFESTYLE ALYSSA AGUEROAlligator Contributing WriterGator fans want to follow in the footsteps of their basketball team No. 1 in the country. out their March Madness brackets with a dash of school pride. Andrew Selepak, director of the UF online masters program with a specialization in social media, said his students are looking forward to the tournament. My students are heavily in volved in sports, and theyre go March Madness brackets and said. Filling out a bracket requires participants to choose the win ner of each matchup, predict the score. Warren Buffet is upping the ante this year by offering $1 billion to anyone who guesses the entire tournaments outcome correctly. Selepak said $1 billion is going to motivate a lot of people to par ticipate, but pre dicting a perfect bracket is impos sible. You cant predict some of the upsets that are going to happen or know when ism Ph.D. student, said he thinks some point, but having someone to Obviously, students on cam pus here are going to root for the accounting graduate student, has been participating in tournaments It makes the tournament more affected in some way by the out Selepak said the Gators going undefeated in the Southeastern Conference has generated a lot of school pride this season. Most of the students at UF were not here the last time UF won a national championship in basket March Madness brackets create buzz Some of the other MOOCs available on Coursera offered through UF: What? Ive been driving Lamborghinis since I was 15.Justin Bieberpop starSelepak


2014 SEC championship under their belt, the high hair might just be a good luck charm. And with the way the Gators have been playing, students ask Dickrell: What if they never lose? Yeah, I kind of opened myself up for that one, Dickoriginally intended to keep the mohawk just until the end of the season. He faltered. Well, I mean, I could still trim it, right? 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014Erin Meisenzahl-Peace / AlligatorUF engineering professor Dan Dickrell teaches class Wednesday. The professor shaved his hair into a mohawk for basketball season in the style of player Will Yeguete. It moved early into Innovation Hubgustin said, but we still have a lot of work to do. Trevor Abbott, co-founder of local startup Spin Chill, said some Gainesville entrepreneurs view the startups departure as disloyal to the community, which has supported Feathr since the idea took shape more than two years ago. But he said others view the companys recent success as an opportunity for Gainesville to shine on a national stage and showcase the towns potential. When they do wildly well in Texas, they wont be seen as an Austin startup, said Abbott, a 21year-old UF mechanical engineering senior. Theyll be seen as one of us. in the Innovation Hub downtown, and Augustin said he attributes his companys success to Gainesvilles startup community. There is nowhere in the U.S. that couldve been better for us the past two years, he said. Ian Mitchell, president of the UF Entrepreneurship Club and 20-year-old international business masters student, said Florida missed an opportunity to create jobs and strengthen its conference industry by not pushing harder to draw the company to Orlando, which was on Feathrs short list for potential future homes. It is a failure on the part of the state of Florida, he said. There is no follow through to keep mature startups here once they start to hire employees and build revenue. But David Whitney, entrepreneur in residence for the UF College of Engineering, said as a private company, this move only concerns Feathrs investors, stakeholders and customers not the state. We see bright people arrive and brighter people leave, but that doesnt mean its our loss, said Whitney, also a venture capitalist. Its just the nature of a college town. STARTUP, from page 1LOCAL EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Staff Writerecochrane@alligator.orgGainesville High School students got a lunchtime lecture from UF fraternity brothers Wednesday afternoon. Members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity spent the high schools two 30-minute lunch periods hosting an informational table session in the cafeteria to educate the students about alcohol and drug safety. A lot of students here are going to be stuter place to talk about underage drinking with underage students? said Christopher Kessling, a 22-year-old UF psychology senior who joined ATO as a sophomore. Lina Aubrey, the high schools activities director, said this was the perfect venue for the fraternity members to present their information sessions. We cant make the kids decisions for them, Aubrey said, but we can inform them and help them. Though only members of ATO were present, Kessling said that the fraternity hoped to make this an annual tradition, one where multiple fraternities and sororities participate. Were here representing just Greek life as a whole, we just want to give back, Kessling said. The fraternity displayed a PowerPoint, poster and various handouts about the consequences of underage drinking and Florida laws that deal with it. Kessling said Greek lifes history of drinking did not diminish the value of their presentation. Yes, theres people that drink, but a lot of guys are of-age and do make responsible decisions, Kessling said. People tend to focus on that one side of Greek life ... but we do a lot of service, and a lot of great things happen, too.ATO brothers warn high school students of drinking dangers THE SERVICE RUNS UNTIL APRIL 15. CRISTINA ROBINSONAlligator Contributing WriterStudents feeling taxed about for help. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, known as VITA, is offering free tax preparation on campus until April 15. The program is funded by an Internal Revenue Service grant awarded to the United Way of North Central Florida. So many places pop up around tax season that offer predatory services, said Jennifer Stojkovic, the programs community impact manager. If you do your taxes with us, it is completely free and completely safe. All help is provided by student volunteers. Joshua Giancarlo, a 27-yearold third-year UF law student and a VITA site coordinator, said more than 50 law students are volunteering this year. The training required by the program helps volunteers do their own taxes. Thats something that theyll know forever, he said. Marilyn George, a 21-year-old UF accounting senior, said she thinks the program is helpful for students. People pay a lot of money to we dont have money to pay for these services, she said. The program is also available to international students. Levin College of Law, which has partnered with VITA since 2010, completed 197 international tax returns last year. International students get their returns and dont know where to go, Stojkovic said. Thats why were here to help.UF law students can help solve Gators #TaxProblems for free MOHA WK, from page 1He says hell shave when/if Gators loseProfessor: Machen ignored diversitycandidates transformed the institutions theyve been involved with? he said. By not selecting a dean, Machen will have to temporarily place an interim dean once current dean Bob Jerry leaves his post in June. Machen has proposed UF law professor George Dawson as interim dean. Jeffrey Harrison, a UF law professor, said faculty members feel Machen did not consider didecision-making. I just think he honestly believed these three candidates were not what we needed regardless of diversity, Harrison said. After paying a Los Angeles plications to a pool of 24 candidates, three were left for Machen and the Provost to chose from. Darren Hutchinson, a UF law professor, wrote in an email that Machens decision to not select one of the more diverse candidates in the search will stunt the growth of the law school. President Machen gave up a perfect opportunity to move the University of Florida beyond its history of racism and homophobia, Hutchinson said. Most of the highly regarded public law schools have hired women or minority deans. Doing so signals openness and growth. Rejecting talented and overwhelmingly favorable candidates who could expand diversity signals stagnation and exclusion. In the near future, another new dean. But with Machen soon to leave his position as president, law professor Pedro Malavet said he is hoping Machen does not stick around for the second search. We sent him a list of three candidates, and he chose to completely ignore us, he said. He decided to not consider them at all, and in process of that rejection, he sent a message that we as an institution are not prepared for diversity. LA W, from page 1 McCarty Hall B Room 3082: Mondays and Wednesdays Levin College of Laws Law Center: Tuesday through Thursday Both locations are open from 5 to 9 p.m. Students can walk in or make an appointment by calling 211 Interested students should bring their social security card, government photo years tax return We cant make the kids decisions for them.Lina AubreyGainesville High SChool activities director We sent him a list of three candidates, and he chose to completely ignore us.Pedro MalavetUF law professor


ERIN MEISENZAHL-PEACEAlligator Contributing WriterIts a tragedy among startup companies: Some spend about three months delving full force into their products, emptying their pockets and exhausting their resources. Then, they collapse. But Florida Tech Toybox Inc., an incubator for startups, is trying to reverse that process by helping entrepreneurs create viable business plans and product prototypes for their ideas. We dont think any idea is crazy, said business manager Jose Hernandez. crowdfunding campaign Wednesday to subsidize its setup at the Gainesville Technological Entrepreneurship Centers business incubator at 2153 SE Hawthorne Road. The $15,000 goal will cover electrical fees and transport of 3-D printers, electron microscopes and other equipment. We want to make creativity the norm, said president and founder Mark Davidson, who came up with the idea while working as the associate director of the Microfabritech research facility at UF. If we cant can. Clients can either pay a membership fee and use the facilities or contract the help of the staff and interns to prototype the idea. Diane Daniels chose the second option. She contracted Toybox to develop a prototype based on her idea one that she wont share for copyright reasons. With Davidsons help, she said she envisions the product launching successfully within three years. Davidson has a mind thats very creative, she said. THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Matthew Martyr / Alligator StaffMark Davidson, president of Florida Tech Toybox Inc., speaks with open-house attendees Wednesday. The IT WAS BUILT MORE THAN 100 YEARS AGO. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARATHON, Fla. A portion of the historic Seven Mile Bridge, a Florida Keys icon, is to be saved for future lion restoration and maintenance program that is to continue for the next 30 years. The Monroe County Commission approved the project to restore and maintain a 2.2-mile segment of the bridge between Marathon and tiny Pigeon Key. The agreement calls percent of the bill, with 18 percent coming from the county Gus Pego, FDOTs District 6 secretary, said some $30 million are to be spent during initial stages to shore up the existing structure. He said he hopes construction can begin in about two years. The span was built more than a century ago when Henry Flagler constructed the Florida Keys OverSea Railroad. In 1938 the bridge was converted for automobiles, and in harsh marine environment has taken its toll. Almost every major component of the bridge needs to be repaired the substructure, the superstructure and the hand railings in order to make it safe for pedestrians, Pego said. Today, Pigeon Key, the minuscule island beneath the old bridge that once housed about 400 workers who built Flaglers railroad, is a historical and education center. Visitors are transported there via a ferry because the old bridge has been deemed unsafe for motorized vehicles. Folks come from all over the world to see this iconic structure, said Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi. Its utilized by more than 100,000 people every year for walking and biking. We think its a good investment, he said.Plans to restore section of Seven Mile Bridge in Keys Startup crowdfunds to aid other startupsIts a business incubatorSTATE MATTHEW HOECKAlligator Contributing WriterTALLAHASSEE The Florida House continues to advance a bill offering in-state tuition to certain undocumented students, and some Gators are in Tallahassee hoping to watch it go all the way. The bill, HB851, would allow students, including undocumented immigrants, to qualify for in-state tuition if they attend a Florida high school and enroll in college within 24 months of graduation. On Wednesday, Republicans offered an amendment to create new restrictions on the bill, mandating that students seeking in-state tuition attend Florida high schools for four consecutive years instead of the originally suggested three years. Rep. Jeanette Nuez, who sponsored the amendment, said on the This bill will ensure not one legal student of Florida is displaced by an undocumented student, Nuez said. Many pro-immigrant organizations feel this new amendment places unfair requirements, including Gators for Tuition Equity. I agree with the representatives that spoke against the amendment and stated, What difference is 12 months going to make? said Joselin Padron-Rasines, a UF student senator and a member of Gators for Tuition Equity. This is just another restriction that waters down the bill. The group will continue to put pressure on the Florida House and especially the Senate, where the bill is in committee, said the 19-year-old UF political science and international studies sophomore. A rally is planned today on the steps of the Old Florida Capitol, tration and students from across the state will urge all members of the Legislature to support a fair bill. Our message at the rally is to remind legislators why we are pushing this bill, which is to eliminate barriers to higher education and graduates, said Liana Guerra, a 21-year-old UF economics junior. Final vote on the bill is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. today.Gators lobby Tallahassee to support tuition equality bill FACEBOOK COMMENTS STARTED IT. JENNA LYONS and KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff kvarn@alligator.orgGainesville Police is investigating the reacross from Littlewood Elementary School. No one was hurt, but GPD spokesman Ofkeeping an extra eye on the area. aware of the incident, Tobias said. Late Tuesday, two cars showed up across the street from a house located in the 3400 block of Northwest Eighth Avenue, Tobias wrote in an email. Eight people got out of the cars and started yelling at each other. The argument stemmed from Facebook comments, Tobias said. The mother who lives in the house sent her children inside. While on the phone with 911, the mother said she heard gunshots as the cars drove across her yard. the 3400 block of Northwest Sixth Street. All the occupants in the car said they were the ones shot at, Tobias said. Damage to a taillight looked like it couldve been a bullet hole, but it is not certain if it was caused by a bullet. holes or weapons at the scene or in the car. At the house Tuesday evening, trash was scattered on the curb from overturned trash cans as a result of the shots. Latosha Fayson, mother of the seven children who live with her in the house, stood outside wearing gray sweatpants, a hoodie and a beanie. old Iman Johnson, had recently ended a relationship with a girl who went to school with him at Gainesville High School. Johnson said Wednesday he didnt believe the group was trying to kill anyone, but the shooting served as another threat on top of the ones he received at school and on social media. Hes staying home from school for a few days, he said, but he plans to return soon. Its too much, Johnson said. very much aware of the incident.Ben Tobias GPD spokesman This is just another restriction that waters down the bill.Joselin Padron-RasinesUF student senator


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe 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 352-376-4458.33% YES 67% NO90 TOTAL VOTESTodays question: Are you betting on a March Madness bracket? Wednesdays question: Are you worried about Gainesvilles Mystery Peeing Man?Young love?Florida should ban under-16 marriagesA Florida lawmaker made headlines Wednesday when she announced her plans to stop marriages in the state from going forward if both partners are younger than 16. Marriage is an adult responsibility, Stafford told the Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee, according to the Sun-Sentinel. We dont want [children] to vote, we dont want them to drink alcohol, they cant drive a car and we allow them to marry under 16? The current laws regarding marriage of under-18 persons stipulate that minors can be married with parental permission if the couple is expecting or already has a child, both parents are dead or the minors have previously been married. Staffords proposal to ban marriages for children younger than 16, regardless of circumstances, passed unanimously in the House Civil Justice Committee on Tuesday without debate. This piece of legislation is borne of necessity: In her testimony before the committee, Stafford said that in 2012, there was a 13-year-old groom in Florida. Last year, according to the Orlando Sentinel, Florida recorded 110 marriages of children 16 and younger. Child marriage is an international human-rights issue. In regions of Africa, South Asia and Latin America, the practice is future of their daughters. A different kind of pressure drives child marriage in the U.S.: societal pressure. Thats why special circumstances are awarded to preadolescents who have mothered and fathered infants. For these teens, however, matrimony isnt the answer. In a time of serious hormonal and physical changes, marriage shouldnt be on the table. And even for teen parents, marriage isnt a solution to the problem of raising a baby while struggling with ones own identity, education and growth. Preadolescence is a crucial period in the development of a childs brain. Its during this time, according to the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, that people begin developing their sense of executive function. Executive function describes our capacity to control and coordinate our thoughts and behavior, including selective attention and decision making. Staffords proposal, then, makes sense. Its not a violation of the civil rights of minors, as some will surely argue. The issue of child marriage also goes beyond psychology: Consent comes into question. The motive of Staffords proposal was Sherry Johnson, whose 1972 case in Pinellas County gained national attention when she was raped and impregnated at 10 years old. When Sherry was 11, her mother granted permission for the girl to marry her 20-year-old rapist. Examination of the context and motives of most child-marriage cases makes one thing clear: Legislation is needed to prevent minors from getting married, even under special circumstances. Staffords proposal would be a huge, welcome step in preventing marriage for kids who arent old enough to drive, vote or drink. Executions leave blood on Scotts handsExecutions are slowing around the country, but leave it to Florida to stand out in the worst way. Our lovely governor, Rick Scott, has executed more people in a single term than any other modern governor of Florida, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Since 1976, Florida has ranked fourth in the country for the number of executions. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, Florida is leading the way in 2014 with three government-sanctioned murders under its belt more than any other state. Its a solemn duty to sign a death warrant, Scott told the Sentinel. People go through the process, and I do my job. Thats how it works. Scott is so distraught about his solemn duty that he signed a bill into law last year making executions easier and faster. The Timely Justice Act is a unique bill that sets a 30-day deadline for the governor to sign a death rant is signed, the execution happens within 180 days. Hes just doing his job. Thats how it works. Florida is no stranger to absurdity, and this is no different. While the Sunshine State puts more people to death than almost every other state, more people are exonerated from death row than in any other state. That means there have been more innocent people found on death row than in any other state. So, for a quick recap: Execution rates are falling around the country, but in Florida, theyre increasing. Even though more people are exonerated from death row, were speeding up how fast people can be executed. Translation: Theres less time for inmates to prove their innocence, making it easier for the state to kill them. Its already easier to put someone to death in Florida. Its the only state that requires a simple jury majority to sentence someone to death. Every other state besides Alabama requires a unanimous vote. And it keeps getting worse. According to Slate, State Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero has seen some of the worst lawyering in death penalty cases. One example is of Clemente Aguirre, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras who worked as a prep cook. He was accused of a brutal double murder after he discovered the bodies and didnt call police. Of course, he didnt call police because he feared deportation, but that was enough for a 7-5 vote from the jury sentencing him to death. His original lawyer didnt investigate much or ask for DNA testing. With a new confession being presented as evidence and a DNA test proving he wasnt the killer, hes waiting on a new ruling to absolve him. The death penalty is wrong, plus its applied inconsistently. There are wrongful convictions, and there are botched executions. It doesnt act as a deterrent to violent crime, either. The 2011 FBI Uniform Crime Report found the highest murder rate to be in the South, with more than 80 percent of executions taking place in the region. There are still 32 states where capital punishment is legal, but some exercise the death penalty more than others. California and Florida combined accounted for half of all executions in 2013, according to the Sentinel. Remember that come election time, the blood is on Scotts hands. He has done nothing to stop the Timely Justice Act. What he has done is execute more Floridians than any governor in recent history. But we cant blame him. Hes just doing his job. Thats how it works. Justin Jones is a UF journalism senior. His column appears on Thursdays. THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Justin


THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 SIMFEROPOL The Autonomous Republic of Crimea might not remain so autonomous. Sundays preliminary votes showed that the people of Crimea want to assimilate and eventually become a part of the Russian Federation. I voted for joining Russia because of the economic, social and holistically said. It has nothing to do with the night terrors I get of Russian soldiers invading my hometown, burning my house down, kidnapping my wife and wearing the corpses of my children as De facto prime minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov claims he counted all the votes by hand himself twice made in the voting process. Behind him, President Vladimir Putin sat smiling silently during the interview, and he cleared his throat on occasion. At the sound of Putins trachea selfventilating, Aksyonov would whimper, tear up, perspire and then continue speaking with stuttered diction. The United Nations is taking serious measures against Russias illegal and morally reprehensible military said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Weve already drafted multiple different resolutions all with threats emptier than the UN bank account and promises so false itll make North Koreas propaganda look like the After the interview, the Secretaryhe kicked his feet onto his desk, watched with President Barack Obama about how they cant believe Kim Jong Un claimed he created that haircut, because the dude from A Flock of Seagulls totally invented it Not everybody is critical of Putin, however. Some constituents are actually very happy with his policies and practices. Czar Putin and I hang out on the brown bear said, between wiping his blood-smeared mouth after eating a deer strangled by Putin himself. Hes a really cool guy. Im ashamed to hear that people claim that he uses intimidation tactics and brute force as a way to occupy Meanwhile, in Sochi, the Fifth the 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. I dont understand whats going on said. I know Im a bit late, but my boyfriend and I were out doing normal things that couples do when together in a perfectly consenting relationship and having no impact on literally anybodys Before the interview concluded, the Fifth Olympic Ring was suddenly and he was shipped off to the Gulag to be, according to Russian authorities, demanding physical work and biweekly Meanwhile, Tchaikovsky, a Russian rolled in his grave. Additionally, not too far from Crimean deer wrote his Last Will and Testament. Zachary Lee is a satirist and UF philosophy freshman.Citing their love of Putin, Crimeans vote for assimilationGuest column I grew up in the shadows of a hundred churches. OK, maybe not literally, but they say my hometown of Keystone Heights, Fla., used to hold the world record for most churches in a square mile. At a young age, I was familiar with the term the libple who couldnt get anything right. It sounded like all the newspapers were out to get the conservatives, and there was no way of redeeming the situation. The media was a lost cause. But in college, I made an impornot only the way I see the media but listen to others. Opinions belong on the opinions page. I realized the things that typically columns or editorials in the opinions section. These one-sided pieces are sacred places where people can say whatever the heck they want. People are entitled to their opinions. You dont have to agree, but thats kind of the beauty of it. They still get to talk. The opinions section is not to be confused with the news section, and thats where a lot of media consumers go amiss. The news section is the sacred place where opinions are dropped at the threshold and we can discuss things from a nonjudgmental perspective as adults. We can let both sides talk and hear them out. Im not saying every news writer can check his or her biases at the door when writing a news story. Objectivity is the point and the beauty of journalism, even though a lot of reporters miss the mark. With that said, be careful who and what you listen to. The voices you. They can make you bitter, paranoid and resentful, or they can make you better informed, wiser and wellrounded. It all depends on how you process what you hear. My plea to you is to ask questions. Please, before you judge a message, an article, a speech, a group, a person, ask these questions: Who is saying this? What is the source? Is he or she talking about a matter of fact or of opinion? Before you close yourself off from someone whom you disagree with, please ask, What insight can I when you disagree with people, you can still learn something valuable from a discussion. The liberals arent bad, and the conservatives arent evil. They just have opinions and share them forcefully. Its our job as media consumers to listen to what they say and to respond logically before we respond emotionally. Every now and then when I visit my hometown, Ill run into an old family friend, and theyll ask how life in the newspaper business is going. Are you keeping the liberal likely ask. When that happens, I just smile Because keeping the liberal media, or the conservative media or anything else in check isnt my job. My job as a reporter is to ask the right questions about the people and information Im presented with. Its not much different than your job as a media consumer. Be mindful of the voices youre listening to, and ask the right questions. senior and print managing editor of the Alligator. Media consumers need to listen, ask the right questionsColumnZachary LeeSpeaking Out


theA v enue GatorAid: Love him or leave himRead our advice column on page 10.Murder mystery movie gives Non-Stop thrillsRead our review on page 11.Follow us on Twitter at @AlligatorAvenue. THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/AVENUE ANDREA SARCOSAvenue WriterA tiny paintbrush. White gesso. Radioheads live concert on tape. These are the tools Rob Kolhouse used as he meticulously painted a 2-foot-tall ceramic cyborg in his studio. Kolhouse is a 37-year-old third-year UF ceramics graduate student whose work is on display at the University Gallery off of Northwest 13th Street and Stadium Road. The exhibit features works arts graduate students. Evan Bryan, a 21-year-old chemical engineering senior, works as a clerical assistant at the University Gallery. He said the MFA shows are always interesting to see. Its always a bit hectic because its a high-stress situation for the artist usually, Bryan said. Its always a lot of work, but its always a great show. For every thesis exhibit, the graduate student is required to write an extensive thesis and present their work for review. My work is all about gender, cyborgs, anime, video games, cartoons and all of that pop culture stuff people seem to really dig right now, Kolhouse said. Kolhouse said the hardest part about preparing for the show is building work that matches the thesis. He said a lot of editing is important in the decision-making process. Another third-year graduate student whose work is featured in the show is 27-year-old Orlando Estrada. Estrada said he worked every day in his studio in preparation for the installation of the show. My work is about a broadtheory, and its realized through a study of metaphysics, said the photography student. The gallery will showcase MFA Thesis Exhibit I through March 28.Fine arts graduate students showcase thesis work in exhibit createAmber Riccinto / AvenueArt created by UF graduate student Rob Kolhouse, 37, is on display in the University Gallery. His work, as well as other students, will be featured there through March 28. SAMANTHA BLENDAvenue WriterA feminized spud may empower more young girls than Barbie. A study done by a pair of researchers at Oregon State University found that playing with Barbie dolls can affect how girls view their career possibilities. And even though Barbies resume inand astronaut, Mrs. Potato Head might put her out of the job. I wasnt surprised, unfortunately, said Jasmine Esmailbegui, a 21-year-old UF criminology and psychology senior. The studys researchers extitled Boys Can Be Anything: Effect of Barbie Play on Girls Career Cognitions, in which 37 girls from 4 to 7 were randomly assigned a Doctor Barbie, Fashion Barbie or Mrs. Potato Head to play with. Each girl played with her assigned toy and was shown pictures of 10 workplaces after. They were asked if they could perform the job that was represented by the setting when they got older and if a boy could perform it when he got older. Girls who played with Mrs. Potato Head thought they could have more of the jobs than the girls who played with either kind of Barbie. However, the majority of the participants thought more of the jobs could be done by boys than girls, even if the job was femaledominated. Esmailbegui, who is the director of Womens History Month for the Womens Student Association, said because the studys sample size was so small, she questions But, to me, the results line up with common sense, she said. Julie Coutu, a 20-year-old UF womens studies sophomore, said she agrees the sample sizes were small but said it makes sense the girls felt the way they did. Coutu said although Doctor Barbie suggests girls can be doctors, she is still a plastic doll thats upholding these unrealistic standards of beauty. Mrs. Potato Head may be a feminized version of an inanimate object, but she said it doesnt put the same expectations on girls like Barbie does. Laura Guyer, a senior lecturer in UFs womens studies department, said Barbie represents one way society communicates to young girls, and boys have equivalents like G.I. Joe that establish certain expectations for them as children. Guyer said she isnt convinced dolls like Barbie or G.I. Joe are the only answer to the societal pressure put on children, but she said she does think the study brings up questions worth looking into. But Esmailbegui said while going through motions like applying makeup, she wonders where she got the idea she has to look a certain way. Plastic toys like Barbie dolls can have an impact, she said, and it can be negative. Daniella Gennaro, a UF 19before college she never thought about how she had the possibility to hold positions like an electrical engineer or CEO. Women can break what we were taught as young girls, said Gennaro, who is a womens studies minor. The study showed that even though there are several reasons for the low number of women in certain occupations, one may be the impact of gender roles placed on children. Youre never going to be a grown-up potato, but you are going to be a grown-up woman, Coutu said. And you have no pressure to be a potato, but you do have pressure to be a grownup woman, and (Barbie) is telling you this is what a grown-up woman looks like.Taters over haters: Potato Head helps girls transcend Barbie World plastic Barbies standout career choicesPancake chef McDonalds cashier Swim instructor Baywatch lifeguard Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Journalist Cat burglar Miss America




10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 GatorAid Leslie Cole is a 21-year-old UF telecommunication senior. Her column runs every Thursday. Need some advice? Send a question to Ive been hooking up with a guy for three months, and I cant tell if he wants to be something more. Should I bring it up? Is a conversation about us not even worth it? Anonymous Um, yes. You should absolutely ask him what yall are. If you actually want to be with him outside of the sheets, you need to make sure hed be into it as well. My guess though, honey, is if he wanted you the way you want him, he wouldve wifed you up a long time ago. Theres no guy in the world with legitimate feelings for a girl who would ever be OK with another guys hands on her. Id say if youre starting to catch those god-awful things called feelings, get out now. Just like the oral sex between you two, these feelings will not be reciprocated. When he looks at you, he doesnt see someone he loves waking up next to. He sees someone he enjoys keeping up all night and kicking out in the morning. Face the facts. Either grow a bigger pair of gonads and continue to screw him for the easy release or move on to someone better, because talking to this guy is pretty pointless. CODY SMITHAvenue WriterSupermodel, Foster the Peoples sophomore album, dabbles in experimental instrumentality and philosophical lyricism. Departing from the mainstream appeal of the previous record, the latest album succeeds in diversifying the bands sound but fails in creating a memorable work. enjoy in Foster the Peoples second outing. Although some tracks come close to matching the catchiness of songs like Pumped Up Kicks, Mark Fosters writing takes a more experimental turn on this record. Hooks and verses disappear in favor of often meandering musings. Ask Yourself urges the listener to consider their happiness without offering a deeper meaning. The bands sound also pursues experimental instrumentals, composed of ambient electronic beats and shoegazing guitar work. The new direction complements the overarching themes found in Fosters often cynical lyrics. However, like the songwriting, the instruments tend to digress. Drums and some guitar work sound muted when juxtaposed with Fosters dominating voice. The songs Coming of Age and Best Friend stand above the rest for balancing the bands new direction with its proclivity for composing catchy tracks. Coming of Age ponders the implications of emotional maturation with an invigorating chorus. Best Friend takes a page from disco classics as it contrasts a funky beat with a darker subtext about helping friends with drug abuse. Supermodel ends up falling under the weight of its own philosophizing. The experimentation fails to register and the bands strengths get lost in the process. At most, the album epitomizes a sophomore slump with a few stand-out tracks.Foster the Peoples second album falls short of super tunes CODY SMITHAvenue Writer Following a colossal 2013, Pharrell Williams continues his pop music dominance with his new album, Girl. er toning down his often explicit lyriGirl marks a decidedly lighter direction for Pharrell. Although many of the songs include innuendos (Pharrell and Miley Cyrus sing, You wanna ride it, my motorcycle in Come Get It Bae), the majority of the lyric content suits the radio and makes for great easy listening. Lead single Happy dominated the Billboard charts, and for good reason, with Pharrell urging everyone to clap their hands in a saccharine yet catchy anthem. The album stands apart from other pop contemporaries for its rich production. Many songs include slick guitar licks, crisp synths and popping drum beats. The numerous features also complement Pharrell perfectly, with Justin Timberlake-assisted Brand New and Daft Punk-backed Gust of Wind representing noteworthy stand-outs. Although the album never reaches the often groundbreaking vision of The Neptunes or N.E.R.D, it stands above almost every pop record of the last few years. Pharrell demonstrates a penchant for not only composing delightful sing-alongs, but also innovating in an often dull genre. Girl could have easily devolved into vapid songwriting, but Pharrell writes cheery, creative lyrics to perfectly complement the albums pop sensibilities. Girl shows how pop records can still appeal to everyone without senseless pandering. The songwriting and production elevate the album to an admittedly rare level, one which appeals both to the radio and the music junkie.Pharrell debuts Girl, brings innovation to the pop genre


JACKSON HARTAvenue WriterNon-Stop, a plane murder mystery starring stalwart action hero Liam Neeson, delivers all that is expected from a modern-day thriller. Is it tense? Unbelievably so. Is it entertaining? Yes. Is it smart? Not so much. The premise is promising enough an anonymous assassin will kill somescript, uneven pacing and several huge plot holes that kept this viewer dissatistroduced to Neesons character, Flight Marshal Bill Marks, as he guzzles alcohol is haunted by demons of his past, and we expect to see those manifest later in the movie. and some sloppy late-movie attempts Marks only sympathetically human moment comes early on when speaking of his daughter to a fellow passenger. The rest of his time seems to be spent roughing up random passengers and waving a gun around while stalking down the aisles. If Marks was a better character and Neeson less plastic in the role the audience might be persuaded to overlook and plot holes. This, sadly, isnt the case and is the real reason why the movie doesnt work. As long as you can suspend your expectations of quality characters and a plausible plot, however, Non-Stop is supporting cast members most of like this deliver excellent performances, including a very strong turn from Michelle Dockery (who plays Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey). It was fun to see familiar faces in the crowded plane. Look theres of Cards), four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore and Scoot McNairy from Argo. Youll even catch a glimpse of recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyongo, though blink and youll miss her Walking out of the theater, I thought Non-Stop had completely met my expectations no more and no less. The several strong performances, and for the average moviegoer that will be enough. I ALLIGATOR, 11 AP Photo This image, released by Universal Pictures, shows Julianne Moore in a scene from the mystery thriller Non-Stop. Each Thursday, the Avenue will dish out the best in entertainment. From the silver screen to hidden Internet gems, check out this weeks top picks.Were not sure if anything can beat the adorable talking snowman from Frozen, but a genius talking dog might come close. Mr. Peabody, an accomplished pooch, uses his time machine to travel with his pal, Sherman. But when Sherman takes the time machine out for a joyride to impress a girl (chicks dig hot rides) he accidentally rips a hole in the universe. If you dont dig the movie, at least Frozen came out on DVD on Tuesday.See It: Mr. Peabody & ShermanIf youre a fan of Wilco, give Overholts Goner a listen. Iron and Wine meets My Morning Jacket on his debut LP, which showcases a soothing, contemporary vibe. Download the four available pre-release tracks from Goner on Oh, and its free. Hes asking for a $1 tip, but I think we can manage that.Hear It: OverholtSure, the TV musical comedy might have lost some momentum over the past few seasons (OK, does anyone even watch this anymore?), but for the original fans out there, the 100th episode should bring back some familiar faces. We cant keep up with the cast of new characters and high school drama, but it will be nice to see Queen Bee Quinn Fabray back in McKinley High halls.Watch It: 100th episode of GleeThis short video of strangers kissing has taken over the Internet. Its cute and awkward and somehow really interesting to watch. Its almost like watching a trainwreck of a blind date go down from across the room. If youve already seen the original clip, we recommend viewing some parodies, especially Jimmy Fallons First Lick.Click It: First Kiss EDWIN EXAUSAvenue WriterThe second annual Fashion for Freedom show, hosted at Ingenue Avenue, brought out Gainesvilles most fashpated in Saturday nights charity fashion show to raise sexual slavery through Christ-centered ministry. Carla Coultas, the event coordinator, worked to bring tion. I have been working on the show in general for three months, and there were eight new pieces that went down the runway, Coultas said. She presented a womens line of vibrant dresses that were well-received by the audience. A stunning blue ombr ankle-length sundress took handcrafted periwinkle gem necklace set off the dress. The neckpiece, which was purposely placed on the model backwards, lengthen the models neck while showing the detail on the back of the dress. Carla is an extraordinary talent, and I dont see probThe event also featured a childrens clothing designer, Coultas collection can be seen on show raises funds for freedom Ed. note: Spoilers ahead.SARAH LOFTUSAvenue WriterWith only three new episodes youve probably seen Barney drunkenly hit on someone for the last time. The odds of you seeing Ted go on a bad date again are slim. Youre probably not going to see one of Barneys hookups curse him out again. ins wedding, Ted and The Mothers creators Carter Bays and Craig rumors surrounding the possible death of Teds wife are true, there are so many oh-so-glorious, downright adorable things to look forward to in Ring bear vs. ring bearer: We can look forward to the ring bear, as Barney calls him. No, not the ring bearer. The ring bear, which is very possibly a giant, growling, brown bear. yet, weve already seen a bear being pulled on chain by a big, hulking dude. Whats the fake-out? the ring bear is an adorable little boy. meets The Mother at the train station, a woman tells him he looks like hes coming from a wedding. Ted says he doesnt want to talk about it and then launches into a story. The story immediately gets cut off, but we know something happened, and it could be a literal giant bear showing up. Puking and proposals: Another thing to look forward to? A possibly hilarious/kind of gross scene in which Ted throws up, and then The Mother does. Stay with me. episode The Lighthouse, he asks, Why couldnt it have been you here with me two years ago? The Mother responds, Thats probably for the best. When you vomit, I vomit. You know that. Im weirdly hoping we get a scene explaining this. And ala brief conversation, nothing in Mother is ever unintentional. So maybe we will. Baby Barney: ceive, but they could adopt. In fact, a recent episode made fans think they did have a baby for a quick second. soothes her until she asks, Whose baby is this? A woman walks in and tells them their room is across the hall. What does it mean? I say they dont have their own child at this time, but this is the moment that makes them want to. For all the super fans, the last three episodes of the series should hopefully tie up the rest of the loose Waiting for it: How I Met Your Mother full of unanswered questions Plane murder mystery thrills, entertainsAlexa Volland / Avenue


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THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gregg Troy and the UF swimming team compete at nationals today. Read the story online at Tournament live coverageFollow basketball writers Jonathan Czupryn and Landon Watnick on Twitter for live updates from Orlando at @jczupryn and @landonwatnick, respectively. MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Writer@Morgan_MoriartyIt may be a little more than William A. England / Alligator Staff UF WON TITLE LAST TWO ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa Gators aim to repeat as SEC ChampionsW OMENS BASKETBALL GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisand UF looks for NCAA redemptionFlorida opens spring practice after disappointing 3 seasonSEE FOOTBALL, P A GE 16 SEE W -HOOPS, P A GE 16 SEE GYM, P A GE 16Bonds The execution on both sides really fell off. The communication really fell off.Will MuschampUF coachQuotableHe needs to eat more. Will Muschamp UF coach on DL Alex McCalisters cramps during practice


scheme. They are power guys, and they may elude the tackler a different way than making a move, but I feel like all the situations created in one-on-one matchups, you got to win those one-on-ones. Muschamp said. Roper utilized his tight ends a much-maligned up outside several times. But at this point in spring, Muschamp made it clear to not get too caught up on where personnel are placed. Youre really just kind of trying to teach the offense, Muschamp said. Then as we move through it, then we will start narrowing down positionally of what were trying to do with certain guys at certain positions and what Notes: Defensive back Nick Washington had solid corner coverage while taking reps with the second team, including a pick off of No. 2 quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg. ... Kelvin Taylor and Mack Brown both made talented cuts behind the line of scrimmage and hit holes well Wednesday. Wide receiver Quinton Dunbar made catches while matching up against enrollee Jalen Tabor. Tabor played mostly secondgreaves. Jay-nard Bostwick took the majority of Faehn said the equipment is slightly different in every event. Because of the elevation, the beam has more of a and vault. Thats why we practice really holdSo theres all these little adjustments that thankfully our athletes have had make the quick adjustments once we get there. Sophomore Bridget Sloan said she prefers competing on podium because most pre-collegiate gymnastics used the elevated equipment. Podium just gives you that little is bouncier, the bars are bouncier, the beam is a little bit shaky sometimes, but the vault is bigger. Everything is just bigger and you kind of have to really think about controlling yourself. Junior Rachel Spicer, who, like Sloan, the regular season is a precautionary measure for an injury she sustained at the start of the season. something to my Achilles on vault just maybe landing short, Spicer said. It just keeps the stress off my Achilles all day, and then I come in the gym do my thing and just put it back on. Its kind of like whatever it takes because, you know, Ive worked so hard and as long as I know Im not going to be damaged anymore or anything Im totally willing to tape it up and do anything for the team. Floridas trip to Alabama is not the The Gators will return to the Birming18-20. Theyre already going to step into where theyre going to start, which why theyre going to do their series, which way theyre going to tumble, Faehn said. All of those things that the other itll be just like a warm-up for us. It was almost even, anybody could have beat anybody. All eight of the teams going in are battle tested, have losses and have wins against each other. pecially if we dont have to play each other again. In general, tournament games tend to be closer matchups than regular-season games simply because the stakes are so high. pecting an intense atmosphere come Sunday. Youre not going to see games where people get blown out, she said. You may not even see games with people winning by 10. Theres going to be games people will win by three, or even one point. Its so much emotion. You dont know what each team is carrying on their shoulders, the motivation that they have. You cant take anything for granted, not one possession, not anything. I had a chance to coach against Jim Jabirs teams then, and he does an amazing job reguy who recruits players away from people and is always in the top of the league and a postseason contender. With the season on the line, Butler will be doing everything in her power to ensure her Gators beat the Flyers on Sunday. Its going to be a tough matchup, she said. You have to hit the fast-forward button in terms of your preparation from a coachs standpoint. Even though you have some time to prepare, this time of year more than anytime, what you do well has got to be more important than what your opponent does. 16, ALLIGATOR Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffJaterra Bonds looks to pass the ball during Floridas 81-76 loss against Missouri on Feb. 20 in the OConnell Center. UF will start the NCAA Tournament against Dayton on Sunday. Rachel Crosby / Alligator Staff Butler knows Dayton coach from when she coached at Charlotte W-HOOPS, from page 15Spicer wearing boot as injury precaution GYM, from page 15 I had a chance to coach against Jim Jabirs teams then, and he does an amazing job really, really good coach.Amanda ButlerUF coach F OO TBALL, from page 15Roper looking to involve tight ends in new offense [Jones and Powell] are power guys, and they may elude the tackler a different way than making a move, but I feel like all the situations created in one-on-one matchups, you got to win those one-on-ones.Will MuschampUF coach


No. 1 seed Florida (32-2, 18-0 SEC) Head coach: Billy Donovan (18th year) Starters: PG Scottie Wilbekin, SG Michael Frazier II, SF Casey Prather, PF Will Yeguete, C Patric Young Key reserves: F Dorian Finney-Smith, PG Kasey Hill, G/F DeVon Walker, F/C Chris Walker Record past 10 games: 10-0 ranking: No. 3All the Gators have done lately is win. In fact, they havent lost a game in 2014. As No. 1 seed Florida heads into its second-round NCAA Tournament matchup against No. 16 seed Albany at 4:10 p.m. today in the Amway Center, it brings along a program record 26game winning streak. The Gators are fresh off an SEC Tournament title and a perfect record in conference play. As one of the deepest, most defensively stout groups in college basketball, Florida does not have the talent of a Kentucky or a Kansas but has the experience and chemistry to win the South This group hasnt lost since December, and that loss came on a Shabazz Napier buzzer-beater what UF coach Billy Donovan called a freak play. Floridas senior group has lost three straight times in the Elite Eight, so Casey Prather, Scottie Wilbekin, Will Yeguete and Patric Young enter the Big Dance with something to prove. During the SEC Tournament, Floridas bench was inconsistent at times. According to the school, freshman point guard Kasey Hill has been practicing through turf toe and is a game-time decision for Albany, so Wilbekin might need to shoulder a greater load if it becomes a problem for Hill this weekend. No. 8 seed Colorado (23-11, 10-8 Pac-12) Head coach: Tad Boyle (fourth year) Starters: G Askia Booker, G Xavier Talton, F Xavier Johnson, F Wesley Gordon, F/C Josh Scott Key reserves: F Dustin Thomas, G Jaron Hopkins, G Eli Stalzer Record past 10 games: 5-5 ranking: No. 63Since star guard Spencer Dinwiddie suffered a torn ACL in mid-January, Colorado has not been the same team. The Buffaloes began the year 14-2 and were even ranked No. 15 in the AP poll at one point but are 9-9 in the absence of Dinwiddie, who was Colorados floor general and leading scorer. Without Dinwiddie, Colorado has struggled offensively and has been prone to scoring droughts. The Buffaloes are generally a poor three-point shooting team with a 32-percent clip, ranking 281st in the country, and the loss of Dinwiddie compounded that. Although the Buffaloes are on a slide, losing four of their past seven games as they head into a matchup with No. 9 seed Pittsburgh today at 1:40 p.m., they have seen Askia Booker emerge in Dinwiddies absence. The 6-foot-6 junior guard has averaged 14.9 points per game since Dinwiddie went down. Booker struggles from been Colorados most reliable player in crunch time during Pac-12 play. When hes on the floor, Booker takes 30 percent of his teams field-goal attempts. Basically, Colorados offense goes as Booker goes.No. 16 seed Albany (19-14, 9-7 America East) Head coach: Will Brown (13th year) Starters: PG DJ Evans, SG Peter Hooley, F Gary Johnson, F Sam Rowley, C John Puk Key reserves: F Dallas Ennema, F Luke Devlin Record past 10 games: ranking: Marys on Tuesday night in the NCAA Tournaments first playin game. The Great Danes got off to a quick 21-2 run against the Mountaineers in the contests first 8 minutes but eventually let them back into the game by the end of the first half. The Great Danes normally play at a slow, methodical pace, as ranks them 320th in the country in tempo. But Florida plays at a similar speed and is only three spots ahead of Albany in that category. The Great Danes struggle with three-point defense, allowing opponents to shoot 35.1 percent from downtown good for 219th in the country. Most of Albanys points are scored in the backcourt. Shooting guard Peter Hooley leads the team with 15.8 points per game, while 5-foot-9 point guard DJ Evans averages 11.5 per contest. The Great Danes best big man is forward Sam Rowley, who averages a team-best 6.9 boards per game. No. 1 seeds are 116-0 all-time against No. 16 seeds, so Albany would have to beat all of the odds to win even one game especially one against the top-ranked team.No. 9 seed Pittsburgh (25-9, 11-7 ACC) Head coach: Jamie Dixon (10th year) Starters: PG James Robinson, G Cameron Wright, G/F Lamar Patterson, F Michael Young, F/C Talib Zanna Key Reserves: G Josh Newkirk, F James Artis, F Derrick Randall Record past 10 games: 5-5 ranking: No. 16The Panthers have had their ups and down this year. During Atlantic Coast Conference play, Pittsburgh handled the bottom half of league and even notched a win against then-No. 15 UNC, but it struggled against the ACCs elite. Pittsburgh came close against Syracuse at home on Feb. 12, but Cuse guard Tyler Ennis 35-foot buzzer beater sunk the Panthers hopes. In the ACC Tournament semifinals against Virginia, Pitt fell 51-48 but hung with the Cavaliers until the final seconds. Despite falling short of breakthrough wins multiple times, Pittsburgh has proven this year that it is an efficient unit on both sides of the floor. The Panthers are 18th in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency and 34th in defensive efficiency, per They are strong on the offensive glass, ranking 19th in the country in offensive rebounding percentage. Senior forward Lamar Patterson has had a breakout year 4.3 assists in a team-high 32.6 minutes per game. Patterson isnt incredibly flashy, but the seasoned 6-foot-5 wing can play multiple positions and exploits defensive mismatches well. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynToday, No. 1 seed Florida will begin what Joakim Noah once called the purest form of sports: the NCAA Tournament. But this years Gators squad (32-2) which will face No. 16 seed Albany Great Danes (19-14) at 4:10 p.m. in Orlando has heard enough of Noah. Theyve heard enough of Al Horford, Corey Brewer and Lee Humphrey, too. After every win, after every record broken and after every rise in the rankings, the Gators have been bombarded with comparisons to the 2007 national championship squad. years, Florida has a 26-game win streak and ern Conferences 82-year history, a school emerged unscathed from an 18-game league schedule or 21, if you count the conference tournament. And no matter what this years group does over the next three weeks, the banners hanging from the OConnell Center rafters will still be there. No matter how many comparisons you make, the facts are that those are artifacts from the past, and its impossible to determine the Gators future from their history. Not only is coach Billy Donovan not worried about his past teams accomplishments, but he also isnt even concerned with what Florida has done during the regular season. Now that the seeding is set, the only thing that matters is playing well and putting yourself in a position to win and advance, Donovan said. Were excited for another opportunity to play but the No. 1 seed, the overall seed, whatever it is, is whats happened from November all the way to here in March. Although a No. 16 seed has not upset a No. 1 seed since the NCAA Tournament arent taking anything for granted when they face off against the Great Danes. in the play-in game Tuesday night, Albany knocked down 27 of its 47 shots, with only beyond the three-point arc. The Great Danes jumped out to a 21-2 lead over the Mountaineers on 9-of-14 shooting. However, Albany then made just 24-4 stretch of its own. a one-and-done scenario like the NCAA Tournament, all it takes is 40 minutes of good basketball to force an upset. Coach D really does a good job of reminding us that no matter what the rankings are, every year theres upsets and so it really doesnt matter once the ball goes up, the senior point guard said. Anything can happen. Anybody can beat anybody, so weve got to be on our toes no matter what. Casey Prather took his teammates answer one step further when talking about Albanys chances at taking down No. 1 seed Florida. said. Theyre a good team. Despite what the players say, the Gators Round of 32 where they would face the winIf Florida were to continue its run in tunity for a rematch against Kansas in the Elite Eight. When the Jayhawks visited the OConnell Center on Dec. 10, the Gators were coming off a buzzer-beater loss to UConn but rebounded strong with a 67-61 victory, which kicked off their 26-game win streak. The Elite Eight has meant the end of the road for Florida the past three years. Overcoming the obstacle would result in 2007. However, just as Donovan isnt looking backward or forward for answers, neither are his seniors. As far as what happened those last three years, I dont know and to be honest I dont really care because were not thinking about that, Wilbekin said. Nobody on our team or on the coaching staff is thinking about the last couple of years. It might be clich, but all we think about is the next game. But, as Donovan said, all good teams have attributes in common with one another no matter how many years separate their made with the 2007 team that captivated the country. And even that squad wasnt able to avoid the discussions of living up to the previous years standard and the pressure of repeating as national champions. Those conversations, they either take you into the past and get you hung up on statistics, or they take you into the future, Donovan said on March 12, 2007 just four days prior to beginning Floridas last title run. Right now, the most important thing is that our guys are focused on the present. change. Road to the Final Four Cover illustration Landon Watnick and Jordan McPherson Alligator, Thursday, March 20, 2014 Second Round March 20-21 Third Round March 22-23 Sweet Sixteen March 27-28 Elite Eight March 29-30 Final Four April 5 Final Four April 5 Elite Eight March 29-30 Sweet Sixteen March 27-28 Third Round March 22-23 Second Round March 20-21 National Championship April 7 1 Florida 1 Florida 5-0 9 Pittsburgh 5-0 5 VCU 5-0 4 UCLA 5-0 6 Ohio State 5-0 3 Syracuse 4-1 7 New Mexico 4-1 2 Kansas 5-0 1 Virginia 5-0 8 Memphis 4-1 12 Harvard 4-1 4 Michigan St 5-0 6 UNC 3-2 3 Iowa State 5-0 7 Connecticut 4-1 2 Villanova 5-0 7 Connecticut 3-2 3 Iowa State 4-1 4 Michigan St 5-0 1 Virginia 4-1 2 Kansas 4-1 6 Ohio State 3-2 5 VCU 4-1 1 Florida 5-0 1 Florida 5-0 2 Kansas 5-0 4 Michigan St 4-1 7 Connecticut 3-2 4 Michigan St 4-1 1 Florida 5-0 1 Florida 3-21 Florida 3-216 Albany 8 Colorado 9 Pittsburgh 5 VCU 12 SF Austin 4 UCLA 13 Tulsa 6 Ohio State 11 Dayton 3 Syracuse 14 W Michigan 7 New Mexico 10 Stanford 2 Kansas 15 E Kentucky alligatorSports Consensus BracketEditors Adam Lichtenstein, Landon Watnick and Jonathan Czupryn teamed up with writers Jordan McPherson and Gordon Streisand to bring you alligatorSports consensus bracket. We voted on each game and put the vote results next to who we chose as the winners. May the Force be with your brackets.1 Virginia 16 C Carolina 8 Memphis 9 G Wash 5 Cincinnati 12 Harvard 4 Michigan St 13 Delaware 6 UNC 11 Providence 3 Iowa State 14 NC Central 7 Connecticut 10 St Joes 2 Villanova 15 Milwaukee 1 Arizona 1 Arizona 5-0 9 Oklahoma St 5-0 12 N Dakota St 3-2 4 SDSU 4-1 6 Baylor 3-2 3 Creighton 5-0 7 Oregon 4-1 2 Wisconsin 5-0 1 Wich State 5-0 8 Kentucky 5-0 12 NC State 4-1 4 Louisville 5-0 11 Tennessee 5-0 3 Duke 5-0 7 Texas 5-0 2 Michigan 5-0 2 Michigan 5-0 3 Duke 5-0 4 Louisville 5-0 8 Kentucky 4-1 2 Wisconsin 3-2 3 Creighton 4-1 4 SDSU 5-0 1 Arizona 5-0 1 Arizona 5-0 3 Creighton 4-1 4 Louisville 3-2 2 Michigan 3-2 4 Louisville 4-1 3 Creighton 4-1 4 Louisville 4-1 1 Wich State 16 Weber State 16 Cal Poly 8 Gonzaga 8 Kentucky 9 Oklahoma St 9 Kansas St 5 Oklahoma 5 Saint Louis 12 N Dakota St 12 NC State 4 SDSU 4 Louisville 13 NMSU 13 Manhattan 6 Baylor 6 UMass 11 Nebraska 11 Tennessee 3 Creighton 3 Duke 14 LA Lafayette 14 Mercer 7 Oregon 7 Texas 10 BYU 10 Arizona St 2 Wisconsin 2 Michigan 15 American 15 Wofford Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffScottie Wilbekin attempts a three-point shot during Floridas 56-49 win against Tennessee on Saturday in the Georgia Dome. Florida tips off against Albany today at 4:10 p.m. HopeA New As far as what happened those last three years, I dont know and to be honest I dont really care because were not thinking about that.Scottie WilbekinUF point guard


Enjoy this, Gators fans. Its not often a team comes around that is as good as this Florida team. At most, youve got six games left to enjoy this group before a major chunk of them departs for the NBA, the DLeague or some other professional league this team doesnt have a Corey Brewer, Al Horford or Joakim Noah who is going to be selected early in the draft lottery. After that, this group of seniors the Oh-10s, if you will leaves and will and fade into relative obscurity. I say relative because theyre not going to be forgotten. No one is going to be asking, Who is that Patric Young guy? on the UF campus next January. But their legacy isnt coming as individuals, barring any unforeseen NCAA Tournament domination or NBA superstardom. The 2013-14 squad isnt Patric Young and Company, or the Scottie Wilbekin Project or the Casey Prather Show. In a way, they remind me of the New York Yankees of the late 1990s. That team had stars, but there was so much talent around the big names. Yes, Derek Jeter was the darling of New York, but while Jeter was great, there were a dozen other players playing great who didnt get the same attention guys like Bernie Williams, Paul ONeill and Tino Martinez. There was a quote about the recordsetting 1998 Yankees I dont remember who said it, and a Google search failed me which said there was a new star every night. The Gators are the same way. In any one game, Young may dominate, Michael Frazier II may go off from three or Wilbekin might shut down an offense. Cherish that because a team with that ability doesnt come around a lot. Florida has a stellar base to move forward with after these seniors leave Frazier and Dorian Finney-Smith will be back, and freshmen Kasey Hill and Chris Walker are supremely talented and should return but that doesnt guarantee anything. This could be as good as it gets. Make sure you soak it all in because it doesnt happen every day. 18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 U p T u r n t Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffThe Gators huddle prior to the start of Floridas 61-60 win against Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship on Sunday in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. AS STEIN ON TVUF fans should savor basketball team while they have the chance Adam LichtensteinTwitter: @alichtenstein24