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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 Students lend helping hands to repair homesThey worked on a roof for an elderly Waldo resident, pg 3. UF blondes take Europe with Red BullThey can only barter with the energy drink, pg 5. UF groups to throw colors at Holi celebration on SaturdayAttendees should wear white, pg 8. Brett Morales and other young pitchers have struggled early in the season for UF. Read the story on page 13. 79 /60 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 12 SPORTS 13 HE SAID A CLEVER IDEA ISNT GOOD ENOUGH PROMOTION IS IMPORTANT, TOO. SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgWith cute dog pictures galore, BuzzFeeds creator Jonah Peretti brought his websites signature charm to UF Thursday night. Peretti spoke at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts about the science behind going viral and how he rapidly rose from a college student to the CEO of one of the Internets most popular social media sites. The social web is bigger than Google, Peretti said. Its bigger than anything. Accent Speakers Bureau brought Peretti to campus, paying him a $40,000 honorarium for his talk. Accent chairman Daniel Landesberg said about 500 people attended. He also talked about the blurring line between entertainment and news as well as long-form journalisms comeback in the digital world. said its not enough to have a good idea half the time has to be spent thinking of how to promote it. Peretti ended his talk with a piece of advice for those trying to become content creators. People are so complex they actually are literally crazy, he said. We are all literally crazy. Embrace it. Yarden Cohen, a 20-year-old UF telecommunication sophomore, said she enjoyed how casual Peretti acted while speaking. He was extremely informative and made it really student friendly, Cohen said.VOLUME 108 ISSUE 120 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014William A. England / Alligator StaffReady PerettiFounder and CEO of Buzzfeed Jonah Peretti spoke Thursday evening in the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Peretti discussed the evolution of the media landscape, journalism and his personal career. BuzzFeed creator tells UF the secret to going viral MATTHEW HOECKAlligator Contributing WriterTALLAHASSEE The Florida House passed a bill Thursday night expanding the rights of undocumented students to receive in-state tuition. The measure allows students who have attended four consecutive years of high school in Florida to qualify for instate tuition if they are accepted to college within 24 months of graduation. The bill, passed by a margin of 81-33, In this Sunshine State, opportunity should shine brightest, said Rep. Janet Cruz, D-District 58, who spoke in favor of the bill during the debate. The next step for this bill is to pass The governor has publicly expressed support for the bill, as reported by the Miami Herald. For UF students like Mariana Castro, a 19-year-old UF interdisciplinary studies neurobiological science freshman, this has been a long time coming. I never would have thought we would have come this far and have such an impact, she said. It started out House OKs in-state tuition for undocumented studentsLOCAL HANNA MARCUS and JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff jlyons@alligator.orgThe Gainesville City Commission voted Thursday night to approve a recommendation that would prohibit minors in establishments about changing the citys bus transportation system. Commission members voted unanimously on the alcohol measure. They set preparations for the measure in motion at an October 2013 meeting. Christine Lester, mother to a 25-year-old daugher and 23-year-old son, said after the vote that she believes its a smart idea. The 44-yearold Gainesville resident said allowing minors entry only promotes illegal drinking. As an 18-year old thats been in a bar, yeah, they should put a stop to that, she said. Its way too easy. Earlier in the meeting, commissioners voted to pass a 6-1 motion to re-evaluate costs for to the county in June. Commissioner Thomas Hawkins voted in dissent. The company that oversaw the study, Parsons Brinckerhoff, evaluated three possibilities for RTS. tive, looks strictly at improving existing RTS conditions. A second option, the Transportation Systems Management Alternative (TSM) looked at the possibility of adding some limited stop service busses and more frequent service. Commission votes to bar minors from places that serve alcoholSEE COMMISSION, PAGE 4 SEE BILL, PAGE 4


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 TODAYFORECASTTUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY RAIN 68/44 THUNDERSTORMS 67/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/59 RAIN 80/57 SUNNY 79/60 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 120 kids carnival. The carnival will be held April 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at Hume Field. Admission is $5 per family. All proceeds will be donated to muscular dystrophy research and related causes. There will be a ScoobyDoo bounce house, giant bubble stations, arts and crafts, face painting, prizes, raffles and more. Please contact UPTA at with any questions. Edible book contest All UF students, faculty and staff are invited to create an edible book enter it in the George A. Smathers Libraries contest on April 9 from 11 a.m. to noon on the walkway in front of Library West. The only rules are that it must be edible and must be somehow related to a book. Judges will determine the winner in each of the following categories and the winners will be awarded prizes. Winners will be announced at 12:15 p.m. and do not have to be present to win. Categories: Peoples Choice (voted by the public), Best Childrens Book, Best NonCake Entry, Best Non-Fiction Book and Best Pun. More information: ediblebook.html. 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 HAPPENINGTheatre Strike Force Theatre Strike Force will be performing A Night at the Improv from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight 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. Play Titanfall Saturday Join Chi Sigma IO Merit Society to play Titanfall on the XBox One. The event will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsor Microsoft is giving away two games. For more details, see events/540271042757594. Journey to the West Based on one of the four great classical novels of Chinese literature of the same name, director Stephen Chows Journey To The West is a contemporary remake of the misadventures of a demon-hunting, Buddhist monk as he makes a pilgrimage from China to India. The film will be shown at The Wooly, located at 20 N. Main St., on Saturday. Tickets are $5, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 8. 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 to share the inherent sense of multiculturalism that only the direct experience of musical performance can deliver. Beginner tango class A beginner tango class will be held Monday at 7:45 p.m. at the Student Recreation & Fitness Center. No experience, partner or shoes required. Visit for more details. Ugandan childrens choir concert Silver Springs State Park and SSM Concessions will host a childrens choir, visiting all the way from Uganda. This trip is designed to raise awareness in our local area of the public health issues children face on the African continent. After a day of learning and fun, the choir will give a 1 p.m. performance on Monday. All members of the public are invited to come and enjoy. Park entrance fees apply, but the event is free. 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. Society of Women Engineers general body meeting On Tuesday at 6:15 p.m., come out to hear what is going on with Society of Women Engineers in the coming weeks and how to get involved. We will also have student speakers talk about their internship experiences. We will be having free food as always. Gay Movie Night A showing of Bashment will be held on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th Street. Gay Movie Night is a free service of the Pride Community Center. A $2 donation is requested to cover cost of snacks. 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. Three Minute Thesis Competition Final The University of Florida Graduate School is holding its first Three Minute Thesis Competition Final on April 3 at 2 p.m. in the Reitz Union Auditorium. The competition challenges Ph.D. students to present their research to a nontechnical audience in three minutes or less. The top 10 finalists will compete for a chance to win cash prizes. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, please visit: UPTAs Carnival for Kids The Undergraduate Physical Therapy Association would like to invite UF families to its Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


CARLY JUVEAlligator Contributing WriterStudents didnt hesitate when asked to repair the roof of a struggling Alachua County resident early Thursday morning. lege students joined the UF Rinker which partnered with Rebuilding Together North Central Florida to repair the roof of a low-income Waldo resident. culties coming up with money to make repairs due to her medical expenses and the death of her husband nine years ago. There are no words for me Ross said. I will always rememgles from the roof. Volunteers repaired Ross roof and plan to caulk around winweather stripping to all doors. Its amazing how much we tor of RTNCF. Lowes and Godwin Green at reduced costs to the group. The total cost to replace the roof was be repaired during the next month as part of National Rebuilding will repair the homes of low-inCostello said. teers. were completed across Alachua County. This home repair organization and wellbeing for all residents. residents to remain in the same experiences. UF construction management seopportunity to help his community in a hands-on way. eye on what goes on in the real ALLIGATOR Carly Juve / Alligator Students and professors with Rebuilding Together North Central Florida help rebuild a Waldo homeowners roof on Thursday. Chanita Ross is a widow and needed the help so she could keep living in her home. Students lend helping hands to repair homes for the elderly Facts on Rebuilding Together North Central Florida There are 7,500 substandard homes in Alachua County. Last year, $45,000 was donated to RTNCF. In 2013, there were about 400 volunteers, and 25 projects were completed.


4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014Matthew Martyr / Alligator StaffSpirit of EntrepreneurshipPhoebe Miles, founder of the Cade Museum, opens a reception Thursday at the Innovation Hub celebrating JENNA LYONS Alligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgUniversity Police recently released a detailed report of the March 3 stabbing of UF employee Clifford Preston near Leigh Hall. At about 7 a.m., Michael Cravey, a 28-year-old Gainesville resident, approached Preston and asked him if he had a gun. Preston, who was with his wife, UF employee Beckie Preston, said no, according to the report. Cravey walked away, but then he came back and said something about a man named Mike Potter. Preston said he didnt know him. Thats when Cravey pulled a long folding knife out of his pocket and attacked Preston. One witness said she thought it was a prank, according to the report. The woman saw Cravey chasing Preston and told police she didnt laughing. Then she saw him stab Preston. Preston told police Cravey stabbed him several times near his neck and back, according to the report. Preston was bleeding heavily from his right collarbone and neck. Jeep, sparking a police chase through chase was too dangerous to continue after Cravey began running red lights and driving the wrong direction on Newberry Road. Cravey eventually crashed near Sonnys Barbecue on Archer Road and ran from the site onto Butler Plaza. Police tracked Cravey to the Best multiple shots after Cravey charged at police with a hatchet, according to the report. He was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital and later pronounced dead. reen Cravey, who said her son saw psychological counselors for problems with grief and anxiety. She denied knowledge that he suffered from serious psychological problems. The night before the stabbing, she told police, her son got up several times because he couldnt sleep. He then left the house at about 6:30 a.m., leaving a note that said he was going to drive around Gainesville.Newly released report shares details of March 3 stabbing MEGAN KELLYAlligator Contributing WriterThirteen people meditated their way to happiness Thursday in a study room on the secYES+ Gators, a UF student organization that teaches people how to relax, hosted a celebration of the United Nations International Day of Happiness. The holiday aims to raise awareness of the importance of happiness, said Tushar Bhattacharyya, former president of YES+ Gators and 25-year-old UF second-year electrical engineering masters student. The UN General Assembly declared the happiness holiday in July 2012, according to the Day of Happiness website. Nitin Garg, founder of YES+ Gators and a biotech engineer, told attendees the key to happiness is based on breathing techniques and guided meditation. The event, which was open to the public, explained a technique involving breathing through one nostril and guided meditation. around a lot looking for happiness in all the wrong places, Bhattacharyya said. Somewhere we have forgotten that happiness lies right within. Sean Irby, a 23-year-old UF material science and engineering sophomore, found out about the event through a College of Engineering email. Ive been trying breathing techniques and yoga in morning and already see the impact, Irby said.UF group celebrates happiness, meditatesUF groups helped lobby for the billso small, and Im happy to see it grow. Castro, born in Peru and brought to the U.S. when she was 10 years old, is one of many students affected by this bill. She is a member of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This does not offer citizenship but instead offers security from deportation in the form of work permits, according to the Immigration Policy Center. Due to this status, before the bill, she could not qualify for in-state tuition and had to defer Spring 2014 because she could not afford it. Earlier in the day, Castro and other students representing universities including Florida State University, University of Central Florida and UF rallied on the steps of the Florida Historic Capitol Museum. Linda Hon, program director for public relations and social advocacy at UF, said she applauds Gators for Tuition Equity, which lobbied Thursday. ing things like this its so inspiring, Hon said. To me its the essence of what it means to be free: To be able to express. BILL, from page 1Its looking at three bus system options Transit or BRT), suggested the features of the TSM plus enhanced stations and exclusive bus lanes. Project manager Alan Danaher said that in 2035, ridership would have increased by 11 percent if the NoBuild Alternative was implemented, while the TSM and BRT alternatives would increase ridership by 13 percent and 17 percent, respectively. City Commissioner Yvonne Hinson-Rawls noted the opportunity for greater ridership numbers was possible, especially if increased RTS access were available to East Gainesville. Hopefully the new system can serve everyone who needs it, she said. Mayor Ed Braddy disagreed. He said the numbers seemed realistic, and the No-Build Alternative should be considered. Danaher noted that if the city chose the No-Build Alternative, it would have to fund the alternative based solely off local money and grants. If the other models were chosen, they could possibly be partially funded by the Federal Transit Administration. COMMISSION, from page 1 SHANNON SAPOURNAlligator Contributing WriterFire trucks, trampolines and a bicycle obstacle course will be on campus this Saturday for the Bike Rodeo and Summer Safety Fair in Gainesville. The fourth annual event, held between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., offers children activities to educate them about bike safety and road rules. This year, the rodeo is being held in the Stephen C. OConnell Center parking lot. jor sponsor: Kohls department store. John Stephen, the clinical leader at UF Health Shands Hospital for Children, said before the Kohls sponsorship, the event never had substantial advertising. of funding or exposure, so Im hoping there will be a larger turnout, he said. Gregory Castronover said he expects at least 400 kids to attend the event. 400 helmets to give away, he said. The helmets were donated by the UF Pedestrian and Bicycling Safety Resource Center. Children are asked to bring their own bikes, but they will also have the chance to enter donated bicycles.Bike Rodeo to rally kids, teach safety CAMPUSSuspect laughed while chasing victim


FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Courtesy to the AlligatorThree UF students are seeking Red Bulls assistance while competing in Europe. The Beach Bull Blondies will be participating in the Red Bull: Can You Make It? challenge April 4. THEY COULD WIN A GIANT PARTY. SONIA PORTALUPPIAlligator Contributing WriterThree UF students are depending on Red Bull to give them wings while racing through Europe as part of an international competition. The Beach Bull Blondies will be representing UF on April 4 at the Red Bull Can You Make It? competition. The team consists of 21-year-old UF telecommunication senior Kate Wenzel, 21-year-old UF microbiology junior Natalie Palmer and 22year-old UF environmental engineering senior Tessa Syvertsen. The competition drops students at various places in Europe with the seven days, according to the website. The prize is a giant party hosted by Red Bull. The best 100 college teams from around the world will be equipped with a welcome kit: a Moto G mobile phone, a sealed envelope with emergency funds and a case of 24 cans of Red Bull. The teams can check in at 30 locations throughout Europe using their Moto G phones. A minimum of six check ins are required before arrivOnly Red Bull cans can be used as currency to receive food, accommodation and transportation. Each of us bring something different to the table, yet all (of us) being extroverted helps the most, Wenzel said. Also, we all are very athletic. In which case, (if) we end up walking to Berlin, we are set. Natalie Boone, a 21-year-old family, youth and community sciences junior, helped the team create its submission video. The focus of the video was to show their adventurous, beachy, free-spirited side so that Red Bull could see how perfect a match these girls are, said Boone. These girls embody student life at UF. With only 24 cans for bartering, the team has been working on a strategy. egy, Wenzel said. I will tell you: things last minute and going with The team is anticipating its fair share of obstacles. The most challenging thing will be food, I think. Syvertsen said. hungry.UF blondes take Europe with Red Bull JULIA GLUM and SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff sstewart-muniz@alligator.orgBernie Machen is no Britney Spears, but they share a sentiment: Gimme More. The UF president recently announced funding requests to the Florida Legislature, which will dole out about $1.2 billion in surplus funds in May. UF receives $15 million annually in preeminence funding, but the university is asking for at least $125 million extra. The purpose of the preeminence funding is to hire faculty, UF spokesman Steve Orlando wrote in an email. We still have needs for construction, pay raises and programs, particularly after years of budget cuts. are $15 million for a new chemistry building, $10 million to turn Newell Hall into a study center and $60 million for deferred maintenance on structures around campus. However, Machen wrote in an email to UF advocacy group Gators for Higher Education, our highest priority is securing the funds for raises for our excellent faculty and staff. All state employees received a 3 percent raise last year, and UF workers got a 5 percent raise on top of that, Orlando said. Machen also wants $25 million to add a 96,000-square foot Engineering Innovation Nexus Building and to revamp an existing hall, Orlando said. The Innovation Nexus building could boost the number of engineering graduates UF produces as well as support research. Some of the 2014 legislative list, as well. In 2013, UF got $16.7 million for maintenance and $15 million for the chemistry building. Along with the funding proposals is $28.2 million in private donations waiting for a match in state funding. The on-pause Alec Courtelis Facilities Matching Program pledges state money equaling any private contributions to a university for building projects. Gov. Rick Scott will approve about a month. UF asked for.Machen requests more funding from Florida legislatureRESEAR CH NICOLE GIAQUINTOAlligator Contributing WriterA group of UF researchers was recently awarded part of a $4.9 million federal research grant to develop a program to prevent childhood obesity. Get Fruved is a social marketing campaign to promote fruit and vegetable intake, increase physical activity and help students maintain a healthy weight, said Anne Mathews, an assistant professor in food sciFood and Agricultural Sciences. UF is working with seven other universities on the campaign. The researchers will increments starting Aug. 1, said Mathews, the primary investigator on the study. UF sophomores or juniors will be allowed to enroll in two academic courses where they will learn about health behaviors, chronic disease prevention, social marketing and mentoring. Then about 330 freshman students will be recruited as volunteers, Mathews said. Although the team will only look at these campaign aims to adjust the lifestyles of all students on campus. We really hope to help students form forward into their adult lives, Mathews said. Brandon Robinson, a 21-year-old UF marwith RecSports, said he thinks the campaign UF researchers receive money to help prevent childhood obesity ADRIANA BARBATAlligator Contributing WriterAmazon Prime costs will go up tion nine years ago. Prime memberships will jump from $79 to $99 per year, and Student Prime memberships will go from $39 to $49. But this came as no surprise to UF economics professor Jonathan Hamilton. When you offer a product at a er, he said. clude free two-day shipping, video streaming and Kindle book rentals. margins, the company has grown, and its stock has been healthy, Hamilton said. But competition with compaservices such as video streaming, which may have forced Amazon to raise its Prime prices, he said. UF nursing freshman Allison Cosgrove, 18, said she uses her ship for free shipping and streaming. But with the membership cost increase, she said her family probReid Gill, a 19-year-old UF computer science sophomore, said he had Amazon Student Prime until his six-month free trial ran out. I used my six free months quite a bit, he said. He said Amazon Prime is worth the money if users buy a lot online. dict the company suffering any major losses. It might slow the growth a little, he said. But I suspect they will continue to sign up customers.Amazon Prime prices rise, college students collectively groan We really hope to help students form strong, healthy habits now that theyll carry forward into their adult lives.Anne Mathewsassistant professor Machen Student Prime is now $49


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. Is it just us, or is the thought of sitting in a windowless classroom or cramped lecture hall unbearable lately? Now perfectly sunny during the day and deliciously crisp at night, its especially hard to sit through classes when wed much rather be lounging poolside or relaxing on the North Lawn. Enjoy it while you can, yall. Summer with all its 90percent humidity and wilting temperatures is just around the corner. In the meantime, enjoy this spring-has-sprung-and-ourtion of...Darts & LaurelsUFs law school is in a state of turmoil right now following President Bernie Machens decision to overrule the suggestions that the schools faculty and a private Los Angeles schools search for a new dean. Students and faculty in the school expressed their anger and concern about Machens decision both in an interview with the Alligator and in an anonymous open letter that accandidates for the dean search, one was a black man, and one was a gay man. In an institution such as UF with overwhelmingly white, straight male leaders, diversity is something that needs to be pushed. Clearly, it wont happen organically. This week, were throwing a DART to Machen for disregarding the needs of UFs law school. While certain university presidents arent pushing for positive change, other areas of the state are. Were talking to you, Miami Beach Public Works Department. PBS News Hour ran a lengthy report this week detailing the changes in Floridas sea levels namely, that sea levels in south Florida are projected to rise between 3 and 7 inches by 2030 and between 9 and 24 inches by 2060. Miami is working to prepare the city for these rising tides. million of improvements to implement during the next 20 years to ensure the safety of Miamis infrastructure and its residents. For that, the City of Miami gets a LAUREL for adopting progressive policies. Hopefully the rest of south Florida will follow suit. If you read Gawker or watch Chelsea Lately, you know that Gainesvilles notorious ugh serial urinator has caught national attention. As if the story angle wasnt bad enough, a laughably bad crime sketch was released of the fugitive. Of all the comparisons, were partial to Gawkers description of the sketch as a racially fraught Muppet. Indeed, the illustration is truly the stuff of Jim Hensons nightmares. The artist of the infamous sketch gets a DART this week. For those who were wondering, the criminal himself deserves far worse than a dart. Maybe once hes imprisoned, all his victims could take turns peeing on him in return? Now thats a pissing match wed like to see. 44 TOTAL VOTES45% YES 55% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThursdays question: Are you betting on a March Madness bracket? Todays question: Do you care about Amazon Primes higher prices?Alice in Arabia show could be problematicI approve new programming for the coming year, even though the age of network and even cable TV may be coming to a close. ABC Family picked up a few teen dramas: one about addiction, one about a sibling tennis team, and one where a sassy teenager gets kidnapped by Saudi Arabians. This particular gem is called Alice in Arabia. Alice is a young, white, presumably American girl whose parents befall a thus-far unnamed tragedy. After that, she gets kidnapped by her royal Saudi relatives. Predictably, Alice in Arabia is drawing a lot of criticism. The title alone which compares the Middle East to the illogical, frightening and arbitrary world of Alice in Wonderland seems to suggest this show will be riddled with characters and situations that will perpetuate the idea that everyone who lives in this part of the world is an America-hating religious fanatic who oppresses women. A large part of the shows issues is that it was written by Brooke Eikmeier. Until September, she was an Army crypto linguist specializing in Arabic. During her career, she worked for National Security Agency operations in the Middle East. Its an impressive resume, if you agree with everything the government and military have been up to lately. The summary for the pilot contains the line Life behind the veil. Its going to be a rough ride for everyone involved. Criticism of the show takes two forms: There are those who are skeptical of the shows intentions and portrayals of Arabs and by extension, Muslims because a great deal of Americans dont know these are two different groups. And then there is the wing of criticism that acknowledges the very real and serious issues in the Middle East, especially misogyny. Critics are upset that Alice in Arabia shows viewers these things from the perspective of an American rather than one of thousands of people who have to live in those conditions. But is it wrong to hope for the slim possibility that Alice in Arabia may be a positive thing? Obviously it would be nice if a show about a real Saudi woman would get airtime, but Alice in Arabia is as close as were going to get. If anything is clear about our society, its that we refuse to care about anything unless it affects us directly. The only way we can be bothered to learn, much less care, about other peoples struggles is if those struggles are happening to someone we can relate to. And though the background information suggests it has incredible potential to be cheap propaganda from a former NSA specialist, there remains the distinct possibility that this may not be the case. The same summary that had the line about life behind the veil also tells us that Alice and were talking about Saudi Arabia here is intrigued by its offerings views about the world and her situation. If the show happens to be on that side of the Arabs are evil terrorist kidnappers actually human beings existing in a complex society duality, what well have is something that will expose people to a view of the Middle It can do that as well as bring up the issues of sexism and womens rights problems, not only in Saudi Arabia but our own precious Western civilization. In that case, Alice in Arabia could be used as a lookAlec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His columns appear on Fridays.FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Alec


FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7If youre anything like me, a lot goes through your head when things start to get serious with the person youre seeing. Will so-and-so look at me the same way upon seeing me right after Ive black coffee? How would my mother react to the way we settle even the most serious discussions by declaring a thumb war? But most importantly, When should that is. OK, the answer to that last question for me is always never success when it comes to relationships, but enough about me. Everyones different, and in the digital age, the question of whether to broadcast your relationship status to your social media following is a relevant one. Rather than try to convince you of what you should and shouldnt do, Im happy to walk you through deciding if declaring your commitment to your Wide Web is for you. cussed your relationship status by discuss, I mean have you actually had a talk where both of you agree on what you are? This could vary from passing a note that reads, Are you my BF or GF? Circle yes or no. Or straight up asking, Are we a couple? for those of you who are better than I am at having If youre contemplating telling the Internet youre taken, make sure you and your person are on the same page about your relationship with each other. Reactions to surprises that come in the form of Facebook relationship requests are best left unexplored. Now that thats out of the way, think about the people whose opinions you value. Do you care if your mom knows youre seeing someone? Would she be hurt if If the answer to either of these is yes, make a phone call. Tell your mom how happy you are that John Smith asked you to be his girlfriend or maybe you asked him, hooray for the modern couple that could not care less about gender norms and go ahead and make that status known. Cue the likes. Now lets consider a few other scenarios. What if you have a boo thang much time together as you possibly can without making each other sick? You guys had the same locker combination in the 10th grade when you didnt even know each other, and Oh. My. God. Have you seen the desserts in the Grand Budapest Hotel? you once started to ask each other at the same time. You even agree that relationship titles arent important. Well, then you probably havent made it this far down the page, and you guessed it, no need to express a relationship status on social media. The people who matter aka you and your boo thang know whats up, and thats whats important. What do you do if youre seeing someone youre really into, and things are going well, but one day before youre ready, someone brings up the conversation about way to handle this sort of dilemma would be to avoid the person youre seeing. Avoid eye contact. Avoid conversation. OK, thats probably not the best approach. In fact, its probably the worst. But hey, there will be times in your life where youll want to tell everyone how happy you are to be with whomever youre seeing, and there will be other times when itll be enough for only you to know youre happy regardless of whether youre in a relationship, single or its complicated. As for me, I maintain that if I es me in a relationship is a status I should have on Facebook, then Ill know its meant to be. Marjorie Nunez is a UF journalism senior. Her columns appear on Fridays.A guide to relationships in the Facebook ageColumn Marjorie There is a bill expected to pass in the state legislature changing residency stop candidates who do not live in the district they hope to represent from running. This bill Gainesville City Commission candidate, Annie Orlando, is a good example of why this change is necessary. Close friends and acquaintances know the home she and her husband have owned and lived in for many to own property inside Gainesville city limits that she is claiming as her residence, but that home is rented to and occupied by a nonfamily member. Orlando was recently quoted saying she spends time at that rental home. This charade is an effort to satisfy the residency requirement to run for City Commission. ones legal residence or permanent abode, which is in contrast to a temporary or intermittent residence. Further, you can have only one permanent abode at a time. The bill outlines more than a dozen factors assessing where one lives with ones spouse. Recently, Orlando switched her voter registration and the homestead exemption address from the house shes lived in for decades to their rental property. Public records from the Supervisor of Eleccity election prior to 2013. Public records also show Orlandos husband is still registered to vote at the county address. cy in one area while actually living elsewhere have gamed the system for too long. By a few sleights of hand i.e. switching voter registration address, homestead exemption or renting a house some canrequirement and voters wont pay any attention. In reality, they are perpetrating a lie on the electorate. Orlando has gone to extraordinary lengths to cover her tracks in an attempt to make her claim of city residency appear legitimate. At a time when honesty, transparency and integrity in politics are rare, we must beware of those who are willing to obscure the truth Kasey Lewis is a UF political science sophomore. Legislation could cut out dishonest City Commission tacticsGuest column Recently, I came across an article on something called mountain running. Apparently, it is growing in popularity as of late. expecting it to basically be really hilly trail running, you know, running in the mountains. However, there is a lot more to it. All trail running is not mountain running, and all mountain running is not trail running. For example, according to an article in Runners World, You could run on a sandy beach or a neighborhood gravel path and youd be trail running. In order for a run to be considered a mountain along the course of the run. That being said, a run on a paved surface could be considered a moungain. I became particularly interested in this type of running after my experience in Utah during Spring Break. I began to realize why Brigham Young University athletes are always doing so well. Running at such high altitudes with such intense hills does wonders for their cardiovascular health. Once they get down to sea level, or even cream the competition. I am interested in seeing how to incorporate these types of runs into my running routine. I found a lot of races all around the country for mountain running of varying distances. Additionally, going to places like Crowders Mountain in North Carolina will give me the altitude and gradual elevation needed for a true mountain run. And it will mix up my running scenery a little bit, which gets old at times. Personally, I think incorporating different kinds of runs is important for any runner. It keeps you motivated and interested in running. I know that sometimes I get bored running the same old route for the same old distance. Incorporating new places and new types of runs will keep your body prepared for any race course you may encounter. Michelle Liringis is a writer for the Niner Online. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire. Kickin asphalt: Mountain run routines growing in popularityUWireMichelle LiringisUWire Kasey LewisSpeaking Out


ALYSSA PIVNIOUKAlligator Contributing WriterFlavet Field will be engulfed by a swell of vibrant colors when the Indian festival Holi makes its way to campus for the second annual celebration at UF. The free event, hosted by UF student organizations, is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holi celebrates the coming of spring with colored powder and paint. Powder-throwing kicks off at 12:30 p.m., said Jannet Mathew, Holi director of the UF Indian Students Association. Those attending the event are encouraged to wear white Even though social hierarchy still exists in India, people from every caste participate in the holiday, the 20-year-old psychology sophomore said. Its meant to celebrate diversity. In India, Holi is a day where everyones position and status within society is equal, Mathew said. Its like starting anew. Event organizers handed out Holi tattoos on Turlington Plaza this week to promote the event. with a tattoo will receive a free Tshirt, Mathew said. The Hare Krishnas will cater the event with free spaghetti starting at 11 a.m., said Krishna Lunch director Hanan Schwefel. We did it last year for them, Schwefel said. It was a lot of fun. The Indian Students Association has celebrated Holi within the organization for years, but it has only been shared with the university community once before. Mathew said association members only expected about 300 people to attend last year. About 1,000 participants ended up attending, and Mathew said she expects to see double of that this year. Lauren Munsey, a 20-year-old UF public relations junior, said she attended a Holi celebration in Tampa once and plans to go to this event. I see pictures of people celebrating Holi, and underneath all the paint, all you see are smiles, Munsey said. Its really beautiful. 8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014AP Photo Hindu widows play with colored water and powder as a part of Holi celebrations organized by the non governmental organization Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini ashram in Vrindavan, India, on March 14. UF groups to throw colors at Holi celebration on Saturday IT INDICATES A PERIOD OF INFLATION OCCURRED. ALISSA KOTRANZAAlligator Contributing Writer A new discovery in gravitational light waves lends more credence to the Big Bang theory, and people at UF inthe discovery. light waves. Scientists said these images tion or expansion happened after the Big Bang, CNN reported Tuesday. The new experiment really helps uncover more of the details of the Big Bang, UF physics professor Clifford Will wrote in an email. Jamie Bock, physics professor at the California Institute of Technology, and Chao-Lin Kuo, a Stanford University assistant physics professor, announced the breakthrough Monday. Nathan Caldwell, a 22-year-old UF physics, mathematics and software enriod when the universe expanded faster than the speed of light. One reason why the gravitationalwave discovery is so important is that we can see physical evidence for an event that happened seconds after the Big Bang, Caldwell said. Previous studies on the Big Bang theory have focused on radiation and temperature deviations from light that existed about 380,000 years after the bang. In contrast, the experiments using BICEP1 and BICEP2 telescopes looked at the variations in direction of this light. Will said these gravitational ripples are different levels of radiation released by atoms during what theoretical physitionary period. Circular patterns of light the gravitational waves or ripples were what BICEP2 researchers had been waiting for. Will said seven UF physics professors research various types of gravity waves. Gators share reactions to recent Big Bang discoveryLIFESTYLE DOMINIC UTTERAlligator Contributing WriterA new iPhone app allows users to harness the power of social media to become as antisocial as possible. Cloak lets users view a map with location data taken from their friends Foursquare and Instagram posts in order to avoid contact. them and will receive an alert if theyre nearby. The warning distance ranges between within one block and 2 miles. Cloak joins the ranks of apps like Hell is Other People, which uses Foursquare to determine the best places to go to avoid friends. Kaitlyne Kramer, a 20-year-old nursing sophomore, said she has heard of Cloak but thinks using Instagram data could raise issues. Ive seen people get tagged in the middle of the ocean, she said. Also, youre able to put any location you want when you upload. Kramer said she thinks people who dont regularly post their location on Instagram could also pose a problem. Cloak would probably assume theyre in the same place for weeks, she said. People could be stuck in Spring Break forever, she said. UF social media specialist Bruce Floyd said because the app doesnt provide original consources like Foursquare. If it isnt provided, the app will die, he said. They dont have purpose unless we provide content. Steve Johnson, a UF journalism adjunct lecturer, said the creation of this app and others people trying to go off the grid. However, Floyd said anti-social apps like Cloak dont indicate a move away from large social media sites because people still have a need for these sites. Krystal Dixon, an 18-year-old marketing freshman, said she sees how useful the app could be, even though she doesnt use it now. I know some people who could use this app, she said. Its funny, and it might come in handy sometime.App uses social media data to make avoiding people easier IT TURNED DOWN A LABEL DEAL. ROBYN SMITHAlligator Contributing WriterMorning Fatty has high hopes for the campaign to fund its sophomore album. After turning down a record deal by United Artists Alliance Music, the local funk-rockreggae band is looking to fans to support its album, Resistance, through crowdfunding website Kickstarter. Under the proposed contract with the alliance, the band made up of vocalist Andrew White, guitarist Miller Joyner, bassist John Pop and drummer Jared McEachran would not have owned its music. Pop, a 24-year-old UF alumnus, said the Kickstarters purpose is to create an album funded by fans. Our fans are our record company, so they kind of feel ownership, he said. The project will only be funded if the band meets its $10,000 goal by 12:16 p.m. today. As of press time, fans had pledged Scott Sacks, a 31-year-old Gainesville resident, said he donated because Morning Fatty inspires him. Theyre such hardworking, young, determined, passionate people, Sacks said. Its like, How do you not support someone like that? Hat, in 2012, Morning Fatty has added a keyboard and a different drum. The new album includes post-apocalyptic themes focusing on subjects such as addiction. I think that even if the Kickstarter doesnt work out, they still have the means to make a name for themselves on their own, said Kellen Chesnutt, a 26-year-old Santa Fe College English junior. Morning Fatty is performing at 8 p.m. tonight at The JAM. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.Local band Morning Fatty looks to roll in Kickstarter funds In India, Holi is a day where everyones position and status within society is equal. Its like starting anew. Jannet MathewHoli director of UF Indian Students Association Ive seen people get tagged in the middle of the ocean. Also, youre able to put any location you want when you upload.Kaitlyne Kramer20-year-old nursing sophomore


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FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Read the story online at JONATHAN CZUPRYN@jczuprynORLANDO With the game tied at 39 with just more than 14 minutes to play, Florida was faced No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed in NCAA Tournament history. But this time, the experienced, mature seniors didnt bail out the Gators. An 18-year-old freshman did. Kasey Hill led Florida (33-2) to a 67-55 victory over Albany (19-15) on Thursday by scoring eight of Billy Donovan credits the freshman point guard with giving his team the boost it needed. I thought Kasey coming off the bench there in the second half gave us really great minutes, played very well (and) was a real good spark for us, Donovan said. Hill, who suffered from turf toe during practice this week, was questionable for Floridas secondround matchup with Albany. But Donovan said Hill looked like he was moving well enough during shootaround, so he kept the point guard available on the bench. vantage of a struggling Scottie Wilbekin. The Gators limped into the break with just a 34-28 advantage. In 2007, Florida also took a six-point lead into the half against No. 16 seed Jackson State. But the Gators came out of the locker room and exploded offensively to eventually win the game by 43. When Donovan saw that his squad wasnt showing that same scoring burst that he witnessed seven years ago, he decided it was time for a change. Hill came into the game with 16:28 remaining in the second half with no points on 0-of-1 shooting, but Donovan needed someone to provide relief for the underperforming Wilbekin and Michael Frazier II.Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffKasey Hill drives down the court during Floridas 67-55 win against Albany in the in the Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday. Hill scored 10 points in the second-round game of the NCAA Tournament against the Great Danes. Florida survives Albany onslaught, advances to third round JORDAN MCPHERSON@J_McPherson1126Following a midweek win against Central Connecticut State, No. 1 Florida (29-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) returns to SEC action when it starts a three-game home series against No. 9 Alabama (25-4, 6-0 SEC) tonight at 6 p.m. The series against the Crimson Tide a top-10 team since defeating then-No. 4 Oregon 2-1 in extra innings on Feb. trip to Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium since dropping a three-game series in 2011. When you play someone like Alabama, its fun to watch, coach Tim Walton said. I dont need to get a great series, two great teams playing Gators look to leadoff hitter to stem the TideBASEBALL ADAM LICHTENSTEIN@alichtenstein24A.J. Puk watched his cousin play against his adopted school Thursday afternoon. Albany senior center John Puk, who measures at 6-foot-10, scored 10 points and brought down 5 rebounds in the Great Danes 67-55 loss to the Florida mens basketball team in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. A.J. Puk has not had that kind of success. In six appearances for the Gators (14-7, 2-1 Southeastern Conference), the freshman left-hander has a 5.14 ERA. Puk, who started Sunday, was not in UFs announced rotation against Texas A&M (15-7, 1-2 SEC). We just need Puk to step up, reliever Aaron Rhodes said. Hell eventually get there, I think. The 6-foot-7 freshman has shown explosive velocity when he pitches he struck out seven UConn batters in only 4.1 innings pitched against the Huskies on March 8 but lasted only two innings against the Razorbacks last weekend. Puks 93-94 mph fastball was not enough to save him against SEC batters. He surrendered three earned runs while striking out only two hitters. Rhodes said while he thinks Puk will succeed as a starter, he may have success coming out of the bullpen. The freshman has held pen compared to allowing four runs on 12 UF freshmen struggling early UF Sof tball Puk SEE BASE, PA GE 15 SEE SOFT, PA GE 15 SEE HOOPS, PA GE 15


IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5 Southeastern Conference contest and third dual match on the road, Florida could use a win today when it travels to Auburn. The No. 5 Gators (12-3, 4-1 SEC) hope to end their road struggles when they meet the No. 20 Tigers (14-3, 4-1 SEC) at 5 p.m. Both conference losses of the season, and neither has lost back-to-back matches this year. After its loss to Georgia on Sunday, Florida fell to sixth place in the SEC standings. But UF has stressed the importance of remaining focused on the positives and there are plenty. tude of Floridas seniors. As the NCAA Tournament begins for mens basketball, Roland Thornqvist drew comparisons between coach Billy Donovans squad of seniors and his own. I told the team this week, kind of like on the mens basketball team, Billy feels like hes been able to concentrate solely on basketball, Thornqvist said. He hasnt had the other off-court issues and thats why theyre good. I feel the same about this team. We have players who dont care if they play on [courts] three or four, and theyre seniors. ers has allowed Thornqvist to construct one of the deepest lineups in the nation. In any given match, Floridas seniors will play as far down as Court 4. Look, you get one point no matter where you play, Thornqvist said. I think its really dangerous for us to start playing the rankings game. Everybody has a job to do and when we put them out we expect them all to perform. That hasnt been an issue for freshman Kourtney Keegan, who has excelled this courts. She is tied for second on the team with 24 wins in singles matches and leads her teammates with 26 wins in doubles matches. First-year player Belinda Woolcock, who usually plays on Court 4 or 5, is also thriving in her singles role. Against Tennessee on March 14, she earned her 24th singles win of the season. While the freshmen expect to play on the lower courts, they are learning valuable lessons from the seniors who dont always compete in the spotlight. I think our seniors learned from their predecessors to take care of business no matter where we put them out, Thornqvist said. And they are now in turn teaching our younger ones to do the same. If our seniors cant do that, how can you expect your youngsters to? road weekends. The Gators notched a decisive win over the Volunteers on March 14 but struggled in a disappointing loss against Georgia two days later. Floridas doubles play has been the main contributor to each of its losses this season. As the postseason draws closer, the Gators are hoping their depth will help them improve. Continue reading this story online at 14, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffKourtney Keegan swings at the ball during Floridas 7-0 win against Florida State on Feb. 18 at the Ring Tennis Complex. Florida plays Auburn on Friday. Gators aim to rebound after loss against BulldogsRachel Crosby / Alligator StaffScottie Wilbekin drives down the court during UFs 6755 win against Albany on Thursday in Orlando. WILBEKIN AND FRAZIER SCORED 13 POINTS. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynORLANDO Sitting at their lockers a foot apart from one another, Scottie Wilbekin and Michael Frazier II had the same look of dejection on their face. Florida had just secured its spot in the Round of 32, but by the way the two guards handled the media, it seemed as if their season was over. We didnt play to our ability; we didnt play to our potential, Frazier said. Thats always disappointing. Wilbekin, the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and MVP of the league tournament, wasnt any more upbeat. Maybe we took some things for granted, the senior point guard said. Just didnt play like we need to in the NCAA Tournament and I think we all know that and realize that and are going to make a better effort next time. In a game where the Great Danes used their backcourt speed Gators could have used an effective Wilbekin or Frazier to slow down the attack and possibly even counter it with a strong scoring performance. Coach Billy Donovan didnt get either Thursday. Wilbekin and Frazier, two of Floridas top offensive threats, combined for just 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting. Although both guards have become Donovans favorite weapons from beyond the three-point arc, they combined to shoot 2 of 8 from three. (Albany) had played some box-and-one, they had played some triangle-two, Donovan said. We had prepared for all that stuff. and Frazier played at least 31 minutes, neither one shot more than four threes or got to the free-throw line more than twice. Defensively, the duo struggled to contain Albanys DJ Evans, who scored a game-high 21 points on 6-of-12 shooting. If Evans had not gone out with a head injury after the Great Danes tied the game at 39 with 14:32 remaining, he might have done even more damage. On Saturday if we do that, we could be down by double digPitt, which also beat Albany by 12 points on Dec. 31, played some of its best defense of the year in its matchup with Colorado. The Panthers allowed just 48 points while limiting the Buffaloes to 35.7 percent shooting. If Wilbekin and Frazier struggle out of the gates against Pitt especially on defense Donovan said his team would have a hard time moving on. Our margin for error as a team is not great, Donovan said. So when you see what you see today, we were able to overcome it and win the game, but we were not the same defensive team I think that weve been in the past.Close game disappoints Florida guards


against each other. After all of Floridas starters recorded at least one hit against the Blue Devils on Tuesday, Walton wants to see that success at the plate continue against a conference rival that owns the overall series 30-25 and holds a 12-9 record against the Gators in Gainesville. To me, thats huge when you can hit up and down the lineup like that, he said. Its really important. Alabama one of two teams to remain undefeated in SEC play is second in the conference with a .343 clip at the plate. Much of that success is due to the performance of leadoff hitter Haylie McCleney. leads the conference in batting average (.563), slugging percentage (.925) and on base percentage (.667), of the conference for runs scored (third, 42) and hits (second, 45). But just as Alabama has seen its sophomore standout carry the team, leadoff hitter Kelsey Stewart plans to continue making strides at the plate in her second campaign for Florida. The sophomore shortstop leads Florida in batting average (.430), runs scored (39) and stolen bases (20) while also being second on the team with a .664 slugging percentage. Against CCSU on Tuesday, the Wichita, Kan., native recorded her team-leading 13th multi-hit game to remain the lone player on Floridas roster this season who has made it on base in every game. Stewart also plated her fourth triple of the season tying LSUs Allison Falcon for the most in the SEC. Despite her improvement throughout her second year, Stewart does not want to focus on the past. Its really nice because I work hard every single day, seven days a week, Stewart said. Being able to get hits and do my job is nice, but Im just focusing on one game at a time. Florida will try to rival Alabamas success at the plate with successful outings from its pitching staff. UF is second in the SEC with a 1.45 ERA and is holding opponents to a .180 batting average. While senior Hannah Rogers and freshman Delanie Gourley have pitched 31.1 of Floridas 40 innings in SEC games, Walton emphasized the importance of keeping juniors Lauren Haeger and Alyssa Bache sharp for the later games in the season. Were going to need them all, Walton said. Sometimes you need four [pitchers] in a game, sometimes you need two in a weekend; sometimes you need four in a weekend. Weve got to keep everybody ready to go. FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Matthew Martyr / Alligator StaffKelsey Stewart runs toward third base during Floridas 6-0 win against Jacksonville on Feb. 19 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Stewart leads UF with a .430 batting average William A. England / Alligator StaffBrett Morales pitches during Floridas loss against Maryland on Feb. 15 at McKethan Stadium. Morales has been inconsistent for UF this year. Stewart reached base in every game this season for Gators SOFT, from page 13Florida struggled to hit three-point shots against AlbanyNot only did the point guard score less than a minute after entering the game, but he also added a crucial steal three minutes later and then a rare block two minutes after that. fect 4-of-4 performance from the free-throw line and the Gators suddenly looked like a No. 1 seed. I didnt know what I would get out of him, but I thought we got some very, very good minutes from him, Donovan said. Although Florida shot 25 of 49 from the leaving a hole in the squads offense. Hill managed to offset the Gators poor three-point performance with his ability to get to the basket and draw fouls when he drove the lane. After picking up four fouls and just two points in the Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship against Kentucky on Sunday, Hill was eager to prove matchup. He said it all began with limiting his fouls while maintaining his tenacity. I wasnt in foul trouble like I was last game, Hill said. (I was) just playing with ing to do whatever I can to help the team. Despite the second half surge led by Hill, Donovan said his team cant have a similar performance Saturday when it faces Pitt in the Round of 32 or else the Gators will head home early. Now, it was good enough to win, Donovan said. But ... is it good enough to play against a team like Pittsburgh? Probably not ... so well have to play a lot better. HOOPS, from page 13Morales struggled in two startshits in 9.2 innings as a starter. Puk has not been the only freshman starter who has struggled. Brett Morales has been inconsistent in his four appearances. innings during his debut against Maryland on Feb. 15, he seemed to improve, surrendering only one earned run in four innings against Miami in his second start. But in his third appearance, Morales came out of the bullpen and gave up four runs in just onethird of an inning against Illinois on Feb. 28. He has only pitched once since then a 4.1-inning start against Illinois State. Those guys are really good, their arms are really good, catcher Taylor Gushue said. They certainly have more than enough talent to be successful at this level. I think its just the learning curve. However, there has been one freshman who has picked up the slack. Logan Shore, a Coon Rapids, Minn., native, leads the Gators in ERA (0.68) in his 26.1 innings pitched. A little more than a month into the season, the freshman has already emerged as Floridas Friday-night starter. Hes hitting spots, hes throwing everything for strikes, Gushue said. Hes been killing it so far. against the Aggies tonight at 7 p.m. in College Station, Texas, squaring up against Daniel Mengden, who tossed a complete game against the Gators in UFs only game in the SEC Tournament last season. He carved us up last year, Gushue said. Were going to have to have a bunch of good atbats against him in order to win Hes a really good starter. BASE, from page 13 Those guys are really good, their arms are really good. They certainly have more than enough talent to be successful at this level. I think its just the learning curve.Taylor GushueUF catcher Its really nice because I work hard every single day, seven days a week. Being able to get hits and do my job is nice, but Im just focusing on one game at a time.Kelsey StewartUF shortstop I didnt know what I would get out of him, but I thought we got some very, very good minutes from him.Billy DonovanUF coach


BEISEL COMPETES TODAY. LOGAN MCGUIREAlligator writer@loganjmcguireTen swimmers and two relays from the No. 8 Gators womens swimming and diving team competed in Day 1 of the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., on Thursday. Despite setting three school records, the the 400-yard medley relay. The Gators sit in eighth place heading into Day 2. national meet with top-10 times. The 200-yard freestyle relay group of sophomores Natalie Hinds, Sinead Russell, Ashlee Linn and senior lims with a season-best swim of 1:28.41, but with a school-record performance, touching in records this season coming into NCAAs, and one in the 400-yard medley relay. Senior Hilda Luthersdottir, Hinds, Zalewski and Russell earned the third seed in the 200yard free relays with a school-record swim that was 0.6 seconds faster than the previous the team missed the podium by nearly a whole the lone Gator competing in the event, who nations ninth-best time at SECs a month ago. which would have earned her a silver medal. yard free with seven swimmers competing, ter was senior Alicia Mathieu in 21st place The action resumes today with senior Elizabeth Beisel attempting to defend her 400-yard IM NCAA title. 16, ALLIGATOR Jordan McPherson / Alligator Staff LACROSSE EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_l can contain more pressure than goalkeeper. Having a solid goalkeeper who can make big saves and close the game with a win is the biggest key in those closing moments. more goalkeeper Mary-Sean Wilances in the cage during her freshappearances with one start and has recorded 246 minutes. She has one for shots on goal. The Lutherville, Md., native may not be starting this season, but she has been a big player in making game-saving stops. Coach Amanda OLeary said the goalkeepers big saves in the last 10 minutes of play was indicative of Its funny because we see her do that every day, OLeary said. Its fun to watch her play. Shes very athletic. She sees the ball very well. Shes very composed back Just point-blank saves. The sophomore relieved redshirt senior Cara Canington after she allowed three goals in less than two minutes, putting Dartmouth within two points of tying the game. Sometimes, defense, like in all teams, you go into a slump and just little change-ups really carry a lot of momentum for our team it seems like, and everyone just starts picknotched a career-high save peragainst No. 3 Syracuse on Saturday. Going into the game against No. continue to support her team in the closing moments of the matchup. Since its a home game for them, theyre going to come out with a have to be ready to play tough.Sophomore goalkeeper coming up big in limited playing time Sometimes, defense, like in all teams, you go into a slump and just little change-ups really carry a lot of momentum for our team it seems like, and everyone just starts picking up there game.Mary-Sean WilcoxUF goalkeeper