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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 Local beer lovers guzzle through Greater Gator FestivalLast year, the festival didnt happen, pg 5. UF students celebrate Holi with colored powderSee the photo story, pg 8. Traveling artist asks UF students to illustrate their personalitiesHes hitchhiking across the nation, pg 3. 67 /55 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 12Bobby Poyner got the start in Floridas rubber game against Texas A&M on Sunday. Read the story on page 14. USING THE OBSTACLE COURSE IS FREE FOR UF STUDENTS ON SPRING AND FALL WEEKENDS. FIELD PALMERAlligator Contributing WriterAfter a two-month delay, UFs High Ropes and Elements christened with the screams and Though the course at UFs Lake Wauburg, about 15 miles south of campus, has been open since January, the grand opening was postponed until Friday due Carlos Gordian, a 22-year-old UF material science and engineering senior, was tasked with cutting the ceremonial rope for his part in the project as a chairman of the board of directors for After the ceremony, Vice President of Student Affairs Dave Kratzer climbed cargo nets to the Then, he soared across a 40Michelle Alexander, coordinator for parks and outdoor recreation, said the course can be useful for teambuilding and teaching life lessons, even when climbers The interesting thing is watching the light bulbs pop on life and everything we do, theres going to be those moments where The 21-element obstacle course is free for UF students during Spring and Fall semesters Students must make reservations for groups of 12 to 36 peoNon-UF groups can make reservations to use the course for $30 to $75, depending on the VOLUME 108 ISSUE 121 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014Steven Katona / Alligator StaffA group makes its way across the top level of the new UF Outdoor Team Challenge Courses at Lake Wauburg on Friday. About 20 people strapped on harnesses to climb to the top and zip line to the bottom. HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff gallon mark is still underway in Florithrough state government, craft beer brewers are losing their spirits about the A growler is a portable, reusable jug Florida in 32-ounce and 128-ounce conHowever, it is illegal to sell any container size in between, prohibiting the 64-ounce growler, an industry standard that is the preferred size in the 47 other tier brewing system, brewers are reare then allowed to sell beer to consumeries to sell directly to their consumers dont have long shelf lives and lose carbonation, the 64-ounce jug is the perfect size to share the main reason it is preIts basically two beers for two peoRadich said the law that prohibits half-gallon growlers is antiquated and CAMPUS BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff ing to hopefully create the largest honeybee As part of the Florida beekeepers mission to make Florida a national leader in bee research, the facility will focus on honeybee husbandry, biodiversity, ecology and integrated crop polfessor of entomology, said the facility would put UF in a better position to receive national grants and visits from international researchWe have the ability to impact the national bying so hard to make this a premier place to Perry requested that Florida TaxWatch, an independent taxpayer research institute, perform an economic evaluation on the proposed facility to determine the potential return for The report, completed by TaxWatch, concluded the facility will increase tax revenue to more than $1 million, reduce beekeeping costs A laboratory inside the facility will be used the report, the laboratory would have a hive SEE BEE, PAGE 4 SEE BEER, PAGE 4 Because in life and everything we do, theres going to be those moments where somebody stumbles.Michelle Alexandercoordinator for parks and outdoor recreation We have the ability to impact the national beekeeping scene here in our state.James Ellis Jr.UF associate professor of entomology


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 MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014 TODAYFORECASTFRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY THUNDERSTORMS 77/62 RAIN 70/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 64/44 PARTLY CLOUDY 73/40 RAIN 67/55 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 121 it in the George A. Smathers Libraries contest 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 category, 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. UPTAs Carnival for Kids The Undergraduate Physical Therapy Association would like to invite UF families to its 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. 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 HAPPENINGBeginner tango class A beginner tango class will be held today 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 Silver Springs Management Concessions will host a childrens choir visiting from Uganda today. This trip is designed to raise awareness in the 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. 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. 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 farm workers have taken to challenge that exploitation. Film screening at La Casita Filmmaker Samuel J. Vega will answer questions about his new documentary La Espiga about farm workers and labor contractors in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas after a screening of the film. The event will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday at La Casita, 1504 W. University Ave. 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. Students will talk about their internship experiences. There will be free food. Women Across Cultures panel Join Rabbi Gail Swedroe from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Arredondo Caf on the fourth floor of the Reitz Union. Swedroe will speak on a panel called Women Across Cultures. The event panel is hosted by the Intercultural Engagement Center Professionals. The panel members come from a variety of backgrounds and will share their experiences on how to achieve personal and professional success. Anyone is welcome to attend. Both vegan and nonvegan food options will be served. UF Global Health Case Competition Want to learn more about the inaugural UF Global Health Case Competition, set to occur April 19? Have an interest in international law and politics, global health, international business or more? Come to an information session to have your questions or concerns answered. These sessions are open to all UF students, faculty and staff interested in learning more, and free food will be provided. Sessions are as follows: Thursday at the Health Science Center Communicore C1-7 from noon to 1 p.m., March 31 at UF International Center Conference Room from noon to 1 p.m. and April 2 at Levin College of Law Faculty Dining Room from noon to 1 p.m. Free student registration for the competition will take place from April 2 to 10. All participants will receive a T-shirt, and top teams will receive a monetary prize. For more information about the competition, visit Gay Movie Night A showing of Bashment will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th St. Gay Movie Night is a free service of the Pride Community Center. A $2 donation is requested to cover the cost of snacks. Paynes Prairie Fire Fest Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park will host Fire Fest on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its 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 Fire Fest passports 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 UF 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: Edible Book Contest All UF students, faculty and staff are invited to create an edible book and enter Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Staff Writerecochrane@alligator.orgA canvas hung outside the dining hall. In the morning, it was a solid blue bed sheet, but by evening, it was a piece of artwork that included three dolphins, two alien invasions and a sunset over the ocean. Paul Wislotski, 54, spent the weekend outside Gator Corner Dining Center, offering oil pastels and blank bed sheets to passers-by. Wislotski, who drives cabs when hes home in Largo, Fla., spent three days at UF this weekend as a part of his two-year university tour. Though many professed a lack of artistic ability, Wislotski eventually convinced about 200 students to cover two blue sheets with colors, designs and animals. Cmon, put your personality up here, Wislotski said to one reluctant student. Dont think, just go. The rules were simple: No words or symbols, and dont cover anyone elses artwork. Hes displayed what he calls collective art in each of the 50 state capitals. Now, he said, he hopes to hitchhike his way to at least two universities in each state. collective art piece in 1994 during the 25th anniversary of Woodstock. After setting up easels in small towns outside the 1996 Olympics, he decided he wanted to bring the art across the country. Eventually, he found his way to UF. About a year ago, I got to thinking universities would be a good place to bring this message to young people, said Wislotski. Melissa Lore, a 19-year-old UF pharmacy freshman, was coaxed to contribute to the project Sunday afternoon. Its cool to add not necessarily draw your own thing but adding to others, she said. Though Wislotski openly said he shared the art to lift up to Jesus as part of his work as a Christian missionary, he said bringing his idea of collective art to young people and their families was equally important. I want young people to know that their voices can be heard, said Wislotski. MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffCoral Hawking, a 19-year-old UF applied physiology and kinesiology freshman, colors on a blue bed sheet as part of Paul Wislotskis collective art project outside Gator Corner Dining Center on Sunday afternoon. Wislotski is trying to hitchhike to at least two universities in every state. Traveling artist asks UF students to draw their personalities March 24, 1988 Gainesville Police watched out for two men who it said swiped cash and green silk lingerie from the French Addiction boutique near downtown. One of the robbers forced an employee into the bathroom at gunpoint. The duo stole $68 in cash and two sets of camisole and tap pants. I guess they wanted to get something for their old ladies, an employee said. March 23, 2001 Gators wide receiver Jabar Gaffney subdued a 15-year-old who was trying to steal his scooter, according to University Police. The alleged thief and another minor had previously stolen scooters from the same area near the Lakeside Complex. Gaffney held one of the kids until police arrived, and the other was caught on a stolen bike shortly after the incident. The football player told police that he just didnt want the two to leave the scene. March 23, 2010 Andy Samberg talked to 5,000 Gators at the Stephen C. OConnell Center about his his job as a Saturday Night Live cast member. Accent Speakers Bureau and Jewish Awareness Month sponsored the event, paying Samberg $72,000. When asked how Jewish he thought he was, Samberg joked, On a scale of Hitler to Moses? Id probably say Im somewhere between Larry David and Steven Spielberg. STEVEN KATONA THE GROUP IS SUING UF. SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgGun advocacy group Florida Carry pledged in December to sue any state college that didnt allow guns to be stored in vehicles on campus and three months later, its kept its promise. Floridas First District Court of Appeals ruled in 2013 that state campuses couldnt prohibit people from bringing guns on campus in their vehicles following a lawsuit against the University of North Florida. The group has sued three colleges since the decision two have amended or are in the process of amending their policies, and UF is in the early stages of a legal battle. case management hearing in April to set the schedule for the court meetings to come. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes wrote in an email that the amended its complaint. Now we are reviewing and preparing our response, Sikes said. Sean Caranna, executive director of Florida Carry, said regardless of the courts decision, he expects the case to go to the appellate court. Were totally prepared for that, he said. In February, Florida Carry sued Eastern Florida State Colond sent Florida Carry a draft of its amended policies to be in compliance with the law.Florida Carry, UF standoff over campus gun rules continues CAMPUS ATHENA HARRISAlligator Contributing WriterLaura Harmon started harming herself during her freshman year because of stress and depression. Last year I changed majors. I had no idea what I was doing. It was so overwhelming, said Harmon, a 20-year-old UF wildlife ecology sophomore. By the time I knew about the resources on campus, I was already too far into it to go for help. March is Self-Harm Awareness Month, and for UF students considering harmful actions, Harmon said she recommends they seek help from the resources found on campus. Self-harm is an issue that affects the entire community, said UPD spokesman Maj. Brad Barber. In his 18 years with University Police, Barber said hes seen an overall rise in the number of self-harm incidents. Between 2012 and 2013, there were more than 230 self-harm situations that resulted in police intervention and potentially more that were never reported, Barber said. But these numbers might be starting to decrease with the use of resources on campus as well as crisis intervention training for If you are one of those seeking help or feel like you are in this type of situation, please reach out, Barber said. Contact someone who can provide you with the resources you need. These include the U Matter, We Care program and the Counseling & Wellness Center. The center is a resource that offers individual counseling and group sessions to help students healthier mechanisms for dealing with problems, said Ju-Ri Joeng, a psychology intern at the wellness center. What motivates people to harm themselves varies, she said. Some people never had the chance to develop healthy coping strategies, and some received attention or other reinforcement to lead them to it. We try to do our very best to have every student meet their needs here, Joeng said. In the initial counseling meetality with their counselors before personal information or stories are shared, Joeng said. But simply having a friend to talk to can make all the difference for self-harming students, Harmon said, especially because it can be intimidating to talk to counselors. That was true for Harmon, who said a good friend helped her through by suggesting healthier alternatives to stress-relieving. Harmon no longer hurts herself. Just give different options, and dont be confrontational, Joeng said.Gators raise self-harm awareness Dont think, just go.Paul Wislotskicitizen If you are one of those seeking help or feel like you are in this type of situation, please reach out.Brad BarberUPD spokesman


ALLIGATOR Kat Antunes / AlligatorJaime Hinckson speaks to the audience between songs at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar on Sunday. He said he likes that people can enjoy his music and interpret it however they choose. MELISSA MIHMAlligator Contributing WriterWatch a video of the event at jazz band debuts album at local piano barINTERNATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEE, from page 1Fla. a winter bee nursery BEER, from page 1 Bee facts Florida is the third-largest honey producer in U.S. The honey industry in Florida was worth $23.1 million in 2012. There were about 3,143 registered beekeepers in Florida in 2013. One of Floridas major clients for pollination services is the California almond industry, which will bring in between $13.5 and $15 million to Florida beekeepers this year.Source: Florida TaxWatch It is a very remote area, but we intend to continue the search further searching would be futile and that day is not in sight.Warren TrussAustralias acting Prime MinisterLocals frustrated by legislative process


STEVEN KATONAAlligator Staff Writerskatona@alligator.orgNormally Wes Cooper has a four-step process to drinking beer: look, smell, agitate, taste. But on Saturday, the Burkhardt Brewing Co. craft beer manager wasnt concerned with formality or explaining which brew pairs best with certain dishes. He was working to make sure everyone at the 17th Greater Gator Beer Festival tasted the range of beers his company makes. Hundreds of beer lovers walked circles around Magnolia Park in Northwest Gainesville to drink the 100-plus craft beers available to sample at the festival. Some walked around with a chicken wing in one hand and a beer in the other. Others by high-gravity suds. Cooper said the purpose of the festival is for beer lovers to be around others who enjoy the drink. The experience isnt to get drunk, he said. Its to taste the beer. Cooper brought along a hard cider called Johnny Appleseed that doesnt hit the market until April 7. line to buy a case of the sweet beverThe events coordinator, Ricki Black, said the festival almost didnt happen this year, which would have been the second consecutive year of its absence in Gainesville. She was concerned about this years turnout cially approve the beer festival until Tuesday. From then until now, we put this together, she said. The late approval coupled with the mens Gators basketball game on out, Black said, but nobody seemed to notice. About 35 vendors came out and set up tables to display their beers. Everything was poured from bottles only, some of which were displayed in a row. Each person got a 2-ounce pour double the size of an average shot equaling one big swish or a couple classy sips. Food and drinks were unlimited, and a cigar bar was set up for smokers. First-time festival attendee Antonio Gil, 67, said he came out because his son bought a couple of tickets. A 20-year Gainesville resident, Gil said he was just going down the line of vendors and trying some of everything. He said he prefers darker beers, and his favorite one so far was the Gladiator porter, so dark that sunlight couldnt shine through the glass. However, some preferred old favorites. After walking around the vendors, festivalgoer Marc Garnett said hes sticking to his Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Weve done four laps, Garnett said. Gainesville needs a lot more of this. MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Steven Katona / Alligator StaffEmily Headrick, left, pours a patron a beer Saturday at the Burkhardt tent. Hundreds of beer lovers attended the 17th Greater Gator Beer Festival at Magnolia Park and received unlimited 2-ounce pours and food with admission. The festival almost didnt happen this year due to late approval by the city. LOCALBeer lovers guzzle through 17th Greater Gator Beer FestivalSTATE THE ASSOCIATED PRESSST. PETERSBURG Six months after a Florida teen asked a church full of strangers to help not been adopted. Davion Navar Henry Onlys Tampa Bay Times and was then featured in news outlets around the world. He stood at the pulpit of a church in September, wearing a donated suit and clutching a Bible hed borrowed from his boys home. My name is Davion, he said. And Ive been in foster care since I was born. Davion told the church he never knew his real family and he hoped for a home. He was featured on Good Morning America, on Al Jazeera America and in People. ProducBarbara Walters in New York on The View. About 10,000 people around the globe called to ask about helping or adopting him. Davion has since moved out of a group home and into a foster one, the Times reports. But he still does not have a permanent home. Something doesnt seem right. I pray about it, said his mentor, Richard Prince, 22. Hes changed schools and foster homes, and hes not allowed to tell me certain things. People want to hear a happy ending, but its not too clear whats going on. More than 300 people contacted the Times last fall saying they couldnt get in touch with anyone at Davions foster agency, Eckerd. The Times contacted a sample of 40 of those potential parents. Of the 10 who responded, nine said they had not heard from Eckerd. An Eckerd spokeswoman said Davion was meeting with prospective adoptive families and that the process would take time. Some adoptions experts say they are not surprised that an adoption has taken so long, but other childrens advocates are appalled.Fla. teens plea to be adopted still unanswered after six months JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested two Masup 16 grams of cocaine, 9 grams of marijuana and two digital scales. 40-year-old Reginald Presell Goodman and 21-year-old Andre L. Gerhardt on charges of cocaine possession, marijuana possession and drug equipment possession, among other charges. a silver Chevrolet sedan driven by Goodman weaving lanes on Northeast Waldo Road. It made a sudden turn onto Northeast 15th Street, according to the report. ticed what looked like the men passing something back and forth, according to the report. open cans of Bud Light beer in his hands, and the car smelled of marijuana, according to the report. found $2,028 as well as 16.2 grams of cocaine, worth about $800. A search of the car revealed the 9 grams of weed and a marijuana grinder in the glove box. Two scales with cocaine residue were in the trunk, according to the report. During questioning, both talk about it. ua County Jail at about 1:15 a.m., where they both remained as of press time. Driver arrested with cocaine HER RESEARCH HELPS SCREEN HORSES FOR DISEASES. MEGAN STENNESAlligator Contributing WriterWhen it comes to breeding foals, a UF researcher isnt horsing around. Samantha Brooks, a UF assistant professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, is studying horse genetics to better predict the results of breeding pairs. Brooks said her research focuses on horse genomes. She said shes looking at genomes from very diverse horses to catalog the differences. Currently, she said, shes looking at two rare neurological conditions. One causes seizures and nervous system degeneration, hooves. Brooks research is used in horse DNA testing that screens for certain traits and diseases. This has a real impact on breeders because they know more about the animals theyre buying, Brooks said. Breeders use the tests to determine if the stallion or mare carries the disease, Brooks said. That way when they choose to breed, they can avoid producing a sick foal. Lee Ann Selkowitz, owner and trainer at Twin Oaks Stables in High Springs, said the research can help reduce the number of horses that dont pass breeding standards. If you could go in and see what was there, it would reduce the load on rescue and horses that are doomed to never really do anything, she said.UF researcher helps horse breeders decide yea or neighGerhardt


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.Scotts position on tuition equity hypocriticalThose championing tuition equity in Florida made large strides Thursday: The Florida House passed a bill extending in-state tuition rates to undocumented students. The bill, quite simply, makes sense. If youre a student who has attended all four years of high school in the state of Florida, why wouldnt you pay in-state tuition? Moreover, as Florida Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, said, In this Sunshine State, opportunity should shine brightest. Cruz is one of the many politicians and activists in Florida pushing for the rights of undocumented students to include affordable higher education. The debate over tuition equity has been building for decades, the Miami Herald reported. Its been brought to the forefront of Florida politics by House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, on the state level and by student activists on the university level. UF is one of a handful of universities pushing its trustees to grant partial-tuition waivers to undocumented students, as Florida International University and Miami Dade College have done. As the issue has pressed on, all eyes turned toward Gov. Rick Scott to see where he would stand on tuition equity. The conservative governor has taken hard stances on immigration policies before: The Herald reported that Scott vetoed a bill last year that would have allowed some children of undocumented immigrants to obtain temporary drivers licenses. The bill had nearly unanimous support before Scott rejected it, which shows his attitude toward rights for children of undocumented immigrants. His sudden support of tuition equity, then, smacks of voter pandering. According to the Herald, Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Allison Tant said, For three years, Rick Scott hasnt been treating young undocumented immigrants like people now hes treating them like political pawns. Despite the transparency of Scotts support of tuition equity, the passage of this bill would signify a turning point in Floridian immigration policy. The conservative nightmare of undocumented students yanking the rug from beneath American-born youth is far from a reality. Undocumented immigrants tend to take on jobs that dont require Social Security numbers, such as farming and construction. In fact, our countrys agricultural system relies on the cheap labor of undocumented workers. Denying education and a chance at upward mobility for the children of those workers, who continue to prop up our economy, is criminal. Obviously, Florida has a large Hispanic voter community, especially in South Florida hence FIU and Miami Dade Colleges partial-tuition waiver policies for undocumented students. Scotts attempt to entice voters in the coming election season wont go unnoticed by the communities hes trying to win over. After all, why would you vote for the politician who allows you in-state tuition but not the privilege of a temporary drivers license? The governors motives are clear, and theyre anything but pure.Tinder love: Minimum effort, max resultsI have a confession to make I have a Tinder account. Despite being around for more than a year, Tinder remains relevant. And judging by the number of peoFor those who dont know what Tinder is, the app pulls then add a few pictures and a short description of themselves. Now comes the fun part. The app searches for Tinderers Please get away from me, and right for Helllooooo. If both users swipe right for each other, Tinder sends each of them an alert. They can then message each other and do, well, whatever it is people use Tinder for. Theoretically, you can be Tinder-ing in your pajamas at home, get a match, message them Drinks at Mid? and then, as long as both parties consent, have them at your place in a few hours. Minimum effort, maximum results. is that its very hard for people to admit they have one. mumbling an excuse for why they downloaded the app before theyll actually admit to it. My friend downloaded it, I just got it as a joke to mess around with people, and I only have it so I can write a column about it, are my favorites. Ive seen a large number of UF Tinder users, so dont who wants to meet hot singles in your area. get a match in mere minutes while your friends still have to go through the long process of meeting people in real life. Face-to-face conversation? What is this the stone age? Seriously, though, Internet dating of any kind, whether it be OkCupid, or Tinder, is becoming so mainstream that theres no reason to be coy about owning accounts on the sites. Its convenient, its fun, and it connects me with people I never would have met in person. So in my eyes, I give it a 10 out of 10 and would recommend it. Its important to note that there are some tips to make your Tinder experience a little more pleasant and successful. In my time on Tinder, Ive noticed a few unspoken rules. If you identify as a female, you must have the requisite bikini picture. If youre a guy, one of your pictures should include a cute animal. Bonus points if its a lion or a tiger. If youre a male who is taller than 6 feet, you must have that in your Tinder description. If you are less than a 7 out tractive friend. Tinder community. But in terms of standing out on Tinder, it all comes down to your description. Im not saying a good body or pretty face isnt nice, but I swipe right on almost anybody with a paragraph that makes me laugh. Get creative and make it a talking point. For example, mine says that I make great banana bread and that I was voted most likely to be president in middle school. I recommend you add fun facts like that to your description. easier for matches to start a conversation because they already know a little bit about you. So if youre wondering if my Tinder use has paid off, well, a lady never Tinders and tells. Robyn Smith is a UF journalism sophomore. Her columns appear on Mondays. 78 TOTAL VOTES59% YES 41% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Do you care about Amazon Primes higher prices? Todays question: Should Florida allow 64-ounce growlers of beer? WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Robyn


MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 By this point in Barack Obamas presidency, both he and his administration have been called almost every offensive name imaginable. However, the continued trend of comparing Obama, his administration and the federal government to the Nazis among the right wing is so foul, disgusting and baseless that its time someone shouted from the mountaintops. Although one can disagree with the president, his policies and those in government, its an entirely different situation when you compare the Affordable Care Act to acts that led to the murder of millions of innocent people. Sadly, few castigate those on the right for their insane and downright offensive comparisons, and its a shame. We live in a country that prides itself on free speech, and boy, do folks like Rush Limbaugh, Ted Nugent and other likeminded, pathetic windbags take advantage of that freedom. Just because we have the freedom of speech does not mean we cant criticize those who make purely offensive allegations because they disagree politically with the U.S. government. Ben Carson, a harsh critic of the Affordable Care Act and contributor to Fox News, recently stated that the United States is very much like Nazi Germany. How so, Carson? Is it because theres a law thats providing millions of previously uninsured Americans with affordable health insurance, and thats somehow the same as the policies of the Nazis? Perhaps we should invent a time machine and send these right-wing pundits back to Germany in the 1930s or Poland in late 1939 into the early 1940s. Maybe theyll arrive just as the Nazis destroyed Jewish-owned businesses on Kristallnacht, or maybe theyll witness the liquidation of the Krakow Ghetto, as thousands upon thousands of Jews were rounded up and sent to concentration camps. If America were really becoming more like Nazi Germany, as a Jew, perhaps I should be a bit worried. But you know what? Im not. A mandate to get health insurance doesnt even come close to the terror that millions felt Hitler and his genocide-committing goons. We can disagree vehemently with Obama and his policies, but we should never come to the conclusion that the U.S. home of the free is somehow turning into Nazi Germany. When we let talking heads get away with comparing the government to the Nazis, the claim is baseless and offensive, and it ultimately makes the American government look tyrannical and in need of a coup. How would World War II veterans some who sacriyou comparing the U.S. government to the government they fought so hard to defeat? So many landed at the beaches of Normandy and evil. The current occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is hardly a tyrant and hardly needs thousands of American troops landing along the Atlantic seaboard to defeat him. If we are going to compare any world leader to Hitler and his Nazi stooges, wouldnt Syrian President Bashar al-Assad be a better choice? Throughout the civil war thats devastating Syria and its people, an estimated 140,000-plus people are ing. Assads regime has been accused of using chemical weapons on its own people, killing women and children, Despite Assads cruelty, the 140,000 lives lost in Syria pales in comparison to the 12 million innocent people who died as the result of the Holocaust. Nothing and no one compares to what Hitler imposed on millions of innocent people. Nothing. The Nazi comparisons are wrong, and the right wing knows it. For the good of our country and out of respect for the presidency and the memtheir lives during World War II and the Holocaust, this trend needs to end. Joel Mendelson is a UF grad student in political campaigning. His column appears on Mondays.Comparison to Nazis is baseless and offensiveColumn Joel North Florida is home to the largest assemblage of artesian springs in the U.S. From Wakulla Springs near Florida State University, Ichetucknee Springs near UF, Wekiwa and Rock springs near the University of Central Florida and Weeki Wachee Springs near the University of South Florida, Floridas adventurous college students know the springs are perhaps the best-kept secret to surviving the three-season heat and humidity typical of Florida and for crowded beaches. Springs are perhaps the closest students can come to experiencing the real Florida: the land originally subsequently conquered by the conquistadores searching for gold and To early residents of the state and for many of todays generation who are thoughtful about treating our beleaguered environment with more respect, springs are held to be sacred Whats more amazing than walking through a dry woodland with no sign of surface water to sustain life and then stepping into a dense green oasis of plants and wildlife with a sparkling azure liquid eye staring skyward from deep inside the Earth? Before the advent of bottled spring water, springs were the fountains of life a site of perpetual water bounty beyond the capability of human imagination. Springs provide a chance to not only drink that nourishing water, but also to dive in and see an underwater world of mony. For those who are even more adventurous, springs offer a porgroundwater rivers, blind cave crayand, when the dive light is shut off, a darkness that must be experienced to be believed. As with all parts of the formerly untainted environment we share with nature, springs are also being harmed and are losing their pristine water quality, their life-nourishing that were once so abundant. It is for this reason that the UF chapter of the American Water Resources Association is partnering with the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute to raise the awareness of college students about the challenges facing healthy springs. There is still time enough to turn the tide of the loss of water quality and quantity at North Floridas springs. But the task is large, and the Springs Institute and its partners are very keen on educating and engaging young adults in this important effort. The Silver Springs and Ichetucknee Springs that existed when I was in college at UF nearly 40 years ago no longer exist. They cannot be found, but they can be restored. You can take a part in this important effort of preserving our heritage. Give Springs a Break and join us at Ginnie Springs Outdoors for a weekend of spring immersions from April 4 through 6. Visit the Springs Institute webregister for this unique educational springs break. Robert Knight is director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute in Gainesville.Gators: Be aware of springs resourcesGuest columnRobert KnightSpeaking Out Undergrads should not be allowed in the law school library. Bold? Maybe. Unpopular? marily an undergraduate institution. This is not a statement I make lightly. once per semester. There are no midterms and no extra credit. We need the lawbrary and an Olympic pool-sized supply of coffee and Red Bull around the same time as law students. So right when law students need a quiet library the most is ing lot with scooters and walking up and down the aisles looking for empty seats. I understand the lawbrary has a reputation as a quiet place to study. Unfortunately, when droves of undergrads clad in tank tops and clutching iced coffees descend upon the lawbrary, silence becomes a myth that makes a law-school 4.0 seem attainable by comparison. The unwanted visitors may feel their exagwhen hordes of undergrads mass in the lawbrary hissing gossip, it sounds like a thousand screaming demons rising from the depths of hell to our stressed-out ears. For the law students trying to wade through endless Scalia dissents, each cough feels like the blow of a ball-peen hammer. Pro tip: If youve recently been diagnosed with tuberculosis, please feel free to study at home. The many cellphones, set to silent but vibrating vigorously throughout the study area, are like tiny jackhammers disrupting the smooth pavement of my concentration. If you dont understand that turning off your ringtone doesnt sufthat no amount of studying will help you sprout some common sense. No matter how quiet they are, its not hard to spot the usurpers. The neon red, blue and green of class cheat sheets unmistakably distinguish the undergrads from the librarys rightful inhabitants. True law students yearn for the days when the keys to any class could simply be bought from a storefront in Midtown. But that simply adds to the resentment we feel when we see the disciples of Study Edge spreading their gospel in our lawyerly sanctuary. And the bathrooms after the undergrads have passed through? Its as if some enterprising unstrands of used toilet paper, then dumped it on the The horrors are unspeakable. Since theres really nothing we can do, law students are forced to glare meaningfully at the encroaching undergrads. She doesnt even go here! is a common refrain. Perhaps its unfair to suggest that all undergrads be banned from the lawbrary. Its likely just a few people who are responsible, so why punish everybody? I agree. If everyone could dredge up the amount of self-control necessary to maintain a peaceful study environment, I would have no complaint. Since we dont make the rules, these problems will no doubt continue. But next time you decide to have a 20-minute conversation in the lawbrary, youll know why law students always look so angry. Andrew Steadman is a second-year UF law student.Law student speaks: Undergrads, stay out of our lawbraryGuest columnAndrew SteadmanSpeaking Out


8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014ABOVE: Covered with colored powder and mud, UF Holi Festival of Colors participants watch the festival unfold Saturday on Flavet Field. Holi is one of the major religious festivals in India. BELOW: Parag Oke, a 22-year-old UF computer science graduate student, sits in the mud at the UF Holi Festival of Colors on Saturday afternoon. Holi is meant to bring people together from all walks of life and dismiss barriers to equality. TOP: Balaji Iyer, a 27-year-old UF computer science graduate student, celebrates at the UF Holi Festival of Colors. MIDDLE: Sarim Zaidi, a 24-year-old UF computer science graduate student, cheers at the festival on Flavet Field. Holi is observed to celebrate spring. LEFT: Students throw colored powder into the air as part of the ritual celebrations on Saturday. HAPPY HOLIHaley Stracher / Alligator Kelsey Grentzer / Alligator Kelsey Grentzer / Alligator Lauren Adhav / Alligator Kelsey Grentzer / Alligator


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MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gordon Watson and the UF mens tennis team swept Bama on Sunday. Read the story online at on the PGA Tour tournament Sunday. Every, who was at UF from 200206, won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando.Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffPoint guard Scottie Wilbekin dribbles the ball out from under an opposing player during Floridas 61-45 win against Pittsburgh on Saturday. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickORLANDO After Scottie Wilbekin failed to impress throughout his teams lackluster win against No. 16 seed Albany on Thursday, the senior point guard challenged himself to elevate his game Saturday. Did he ever. During No. 1 seed Floridas 61-45 win against No. 9 seed Pittsburgh in the Amway Center, Wilbekin scored 21 points two shy of his career high on 9-of-15 shooting to help his team advance to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive season. UF learned that its opponent Thursday in Memphis, Tenn., would be No. 4 seed UCLA, which defeated 12seed Stephen F. Austin 77-60 on Sunday night to reach the No player was as productive offensively against Pittsburgh on Saturday as Wilthree rebounds, two steals and two assists against only one turnover. Throughout the contest, the senior point guard bailed out the Gators (34-2) when they needed him most. hung close with UF, trailing by only two points near the halfs end. Then, Wilbekin played the hero. the clock coming out of a timeout, Wilbekin drove down the court, launched off one foot from behind the top of the arc and released his shot. As the halftime buzzer sounded, the three-pointer found net and Wilbekin jogged toward the tunnel with a wide smile plastered on his face as his team entered the break Thats the look that I hoped for in that situation, Wilbekin said. I dont really shoot too many runner threes, but it went in, and I was pretty happy about it. Senior center Patric Young knew Wilbekin was aiming to make the big play. I could just see it in his eyes when it came down to the last 10 seconds of the shot clock, Young said. He was like, Im going to create something here. The shot provided Wilbekin and the Gators plenty of momentum going forward. Florida opened the second to 11 points about 10 minutes in. After that, Wilbekin provided the fuel to help maintain Floridas advantage. The point guard caught Pittsburgh off guard, driving to the lane on multiple occasions. During a stretch of 4:19, Wilbekin scored nine points on three drives to the hoop and a three-pointer. I thought as the game wore on, we were able to make their big guys late to get all the way out there like they normally do, coach Billy Donovan said. Scottie was able to turn the corner, Kasey Hill was able to turn the corner and we were able to get the ball down the lane. Added Michael Frazier II: When you have a guy like that, usually you have to give him the ball and move out his way. He was hot and he gave us that offensive boost, and we needed it. Frazier added 10 points on 2-of-9 three-point shooting, while Young recorded seven points and eight boards. The senior centers most dynamic play of the game came in the second half when he swatted Pitt guard James Robinsons layup out of bounds. I saw that [Robinson] was beat, Young said. I hate going for help-side blocks, because if youre not going to get it and he gets it high enough and if he misses it, then your man is going to get the rebound. I saw he was trying to roll it up, and I was like, Im all over that one. Florida took Pittsburgh, a UF shuts down Pitt to advance to fourth straight Sweet 16 JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynORLANDO In a game where he scored just seven points, missed eight of his 11 shots and went to the freethrow line only twice, Patric Young still found a way to be a dominant force for the Gators. statline, the senior center had one of his best defensive games of the year, recording a season-high four blocks as well as limiting Pitt to 24 points in Frontcourt propels Gators in victory over PanthersWOMENS BASKETBALL GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisand with the season on the line did not faze the Gators on Sunday afternoon. Thanks to a furious rally spearheaded by senior Jaterra Bonds and redshirt sophomore Cassie Peoples late in the second half, Florida gets to dance another day after beating Dayton 83-69. It was just a microcosm of the way this teams been all year long, coach Amanda Butler said. Theres no give up, theres no quit. All it is, is a wont die, resilient spirit that were just not going to go away no matter what the odds are or what the situation is. the Gators found the deck stacked against them heading into halftime. Florida trailed by three assists against 13 turnovers. The start of the second half wasnt any better, as Dayton stormed out of the gates to take a 12-point lead with just under 15 minutes left in the game. Then, the Gators offense woke up, and Florida wins tourney openerSEE SIDE, P A GE 13 SEE WHOOPS, P A GE 13 SEE NCAA P A GE 13Butler UF Mens Bask etball QuotableWell, he put in the scouting report today.Billy Donovan UF coach on Patriots coach Bill Belichick attending the UF-Pitt game


the paint compared to Floridas 36. On Friday, the Panthers Talib Zanna said Young plays dirty, which was not intended to be a slight to the Gators center but instead a compliment. Either way, Young had some fun with the media regarding the quote following Floridas 61-45 victory over Pitt. Im a dirty player, Young said. I just go out and claw and try to grab rebounds as best I can. I know I got more than eight. I want because I was all over the boards today. The Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of with eight rebounds six of which came on the offensive end to help Florida earn nine second-chance points in the contest. Fellow senior Will Yeguete also contributed to the Gators solid defensive effort Saturday by adding four rebounds, a steal and a block. Yeguete said the key to his game was playing with more energy than Thursdays matchup with Albany in the Round of 64. I was just trying to be aggressive defensively, Yeguete said. We knew going into the game it was going to be a battle. Coach Billy Donovan said having the 6-foot-8 forward in the rotation for this years postseason has made a world of difference, especially on the defensive end of Hes one of those guys that look down at the stat sheet and hes probably going to take anywhere from but he just does so many different things in the press, Donovan said of Yeguete. Hes such a great cover guy with our defense. Hes a great help defender. The frontcourt play of Young and Yeguete helped shut down the paint and force Pitt to shoot more around the perimeter. As a result, the Panthers from beyond the three-point arc. In the second half, Florida held Pitt to just 23 points on thers also visited the freethrow line only six times. Donovan said he was most impressed with the adjustments the defensive crew as a whole made during the break. I thought our defense in particular, both halves it was good, but I thought in the second half it really, really was good, Donovan said. And these guys did a reMONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 13Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffCassie Peoples dribbles down the court during UFs 81-76 loss to Missouri on Feb. 20 in the OConnell Center. Peoples scored 21 points in Floridas NCAA Tournament win against Dayton on Sunday. Peoples scored 21 points against Daytontheir defense locked down. Our defense changed, assistant coach David Lowery said. Cassie Peoples became a poised point guard and was getting in the seams, keeping her head up and was just stripping the ball. She got in the zone and really played smart with the ball and made sure we hit the right people. Peoples exploded in the second half for an additional 16 points points and assists for the game with 21 and six, respectively. We were talking about our turnovers and our decisions and our energy level, Butler said. Going into the second half, it was really woke up and got us going. There was no turning back from there. Perhaps Peoples most impressive stat was her 8-for-8 clip from the charity stripe. Six of them occurred within ment the Gators victory over the Flyers. Bonds was instrumental in setting her team up for the secondhalf run, driving to the lane on nearly every possession she had. We made an adjustment, Lowery said. We put (Bonds) at the four a little bit, because we thought the high-post area was very open, and we needed to try to expose that. Early in the second half I thought we were settling especially with Ronni for the pull up, what they wanted us to shoot, but we thought we needed to be a little bit more aggressive off the bounce and just be able to get to the cup when we swung it on the reversal. After going scoreless in the lie Needles emerged as a factor for the Gators, hitting three threepointers and scoring 11 points in the second half. Carlie Needles hit big shots, man, Lowery said. Enough cant be said about how well she shot the ball. it was going in anytime it left her hand. I thought her teammates Florida closed out Sundays contest shooting 18 of 23 from the free-throw line, a testament to the aggressive style of offense they have played this season. When we are aggressive and we get to the free-throw line, nine times out of 10, we come out on top, Lowery said. When youre getting to the free-throw line and youre shooting 23 free throws, thats showing that youre doing things the right way. Florida now gets a day to prepare before squaring off against host Penn State on Tuesday in State College, Penn. Television and radio broadcasts contributed to this report. WHOOPS, from page 12UF will play UCLA in Memphis in Sweet 16 on Thursdaymethodical, halfcourt team, out of its comfort zone for much of the game by speeding up the tempo and sending the full-court six. Florida committed only one turnover Wilbekin helped shut down Lamar Patterson, Pittsburghs leading scorer, by chassenior forward scored only eight points on 3-of-11 shooting. In fact, Pitt had only one player, center scoring. Now winners of 28 straight, the Gators dEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. After an up-and-down opening weekend thing for granted. I enjoy that were here, that we have the opportunity to continue to play, but Im not our goal, Young said. Im not going to say its a failure if we fall short, but there is just so much potential in this team and greatness within us that if we go out and play like we did against Albany and allow a team to just take it from us, then were cutting ourselves short. NCAA, from page 12 SIDE, from page 12Young addresses Pitts dirty player comments after win I enjoy that were here, that we have the opportunity to continue to play, but Im not going to be happy Patric YoungUF center [Yeguete is] one of those guys that look to take anywhere from great cover guy with our Billy DonovanUF coach


THE SOPHOMORE GUARD WAS 3 OF 13 FROM THREE. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickORLANDO The rims in the Amway Center were not Michael Frazier IIs best friends last weekend. In Floridas wins against Albany on Thursday and Pittsburgh on Saturday, Frazier Floridas top three-point shooting threat shot a combined 3 of 13 from beyond the arc. At this point, Im happy to get out this gym, Frazier said after the Pittsburgh game. But thats the name in the game. Some shots are going to go in, some arent. Against the Great Danes, Frazier went only three points on 1-of-4 three-point shooting. Albany kept a man on the sophomore guard most of the time, even if it meant sacridefender. Fraziers struggles continued against the Panthers, who did not monitor Frazier as closely. Saturday, the Tampa native recordished with a 2-of-9 clip from downtown. To regain his touch, Frazier said he plans on getting some more shots up this week in practice. Nothing that I havent done before, Frazier said. Keep my same routine. The ball just didnt go in, so I cant really dwell on that. Its in the past. Despite his shooting struggles in the second and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament, Frazier contributed in other aspects such as defending and rebounding. During the past two games, he has grabbed eight boards and notched a steal. Ive grown in that area, because last year I couldnt say that if I had a bad shooting night I would continue to play and rebound and play defense, other things that impact the game, Frazier said. My coaches stay on me about it and tell me that I can affect the game in different ways. Bruins advance: For the fourth time in his career, Florida coach Billy Donovan will face UCLA in the Big Dance. The No. 4 seed Bruins cruised past 12thseeded Stephen F. Austin 77-60 on Sunday time since 2008. UCLA will square off against No. 1 seed Florida on Thursday night at 9:45 in Memin the Elite Eight. The winner will play either No. 10 seed Stanford or No. 11 seed Dayton two of the tournaments Cinderellas. The Bruins had no trouble against the Lumberjacks in San Diego and snapped SFAs 29-game winning streak, giving Florida the nations longest winning streak at 28 contests. First-year coach Steve Alfords group jumped out to a 42-32 advantage at halftime against SFA and built on it in the second half thanks to stellar play from his backcourt of Jordan Adams, Kyle Anderson and Norman Powell. The trio combined for 50 points on 19-of30 shooting, 15 of the Bruins 30 rebounds and nine of their 22 assists. The Bruins committed only four turnovers Sunday. Thats the way weve been all year offensively, Alford said in a postgame interview on TBS. Weve clicked like that all year, and thats a credit to the guys. Our assist-turnyear, and we needed it [Sunday]. UCLA shot only 4 of 14 from downtown ed the paint, going 64.1 percent from inside the arc. Donovan is 3-0 in the NCAA Tournament national title game, which UF won 73-57. The following year, the Gators held off the Bruins their second consecutive title. Four years later, UF knocked off UCLA 73-65 in the Round of 32. NFL coaches attend Florida-Pitt: When CBS showed Bill Belichick attending the Florida-Pittsburgh game and wearing a Gators visor, a screenshot of the New England Patriots coach and his wife immediately went viral. To the surprise of many, the enthusiastic Donovan and reserved Belichick have been good friends for years. He was in Gainesville; I guess it may have been a Pro Day or watching practice, and he called me and said he wanted to come down for the game, Donovan said. I left him a couple tickets. Donovan said he talks to Belichick often about subjects such as the coaching perspective and motivating people. Coach has been great to me, Donovan said. I dont know how many years its been. I went to Boston and met with him maybe after their third Super Bowl and have developed a very, very good relationship with him and got a great respect for him. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who was supporting the Panthers, was also at the Amway Center on Saturday. 14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffMichael Frazier II drives the ball during Floridas 61-45 win against Pittsburgh Saturday during the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The victory advanced the Gators to the Sweet 16. William A. England / Alligator StaffBobby Poyner pitches during Floridas 4-0 win against Maryland on Feb. 14 at McKethan Stadium. BASEBALL ADAM LICHTENSTEIN Alligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24The Gators and Aggies went to extra innings for the second time in their three-game series Sunday, but unlike victorious. TAMU (17-8, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) clinched the series against Florida (15-9, 3-3 SEC) in an 11-inning, 4-3 win at Blue Bell Park in College Station, Texas. The Aggies jumped out to an early lead against Gators left-hander Bobby Feb. 28 against Illinois. The junior had been successful in his seven subsequent relief appearances, giving up no runs in 9.1 innings, Florida came back to tie the game in the third inning on a single by second baseman Casey Turgeon, but Poyner could not hold TAMU. The Aggies scored another run against the junior when he gave up a single to third baseman Blake Allemand and a double to shortstop Logan Taylor to start the bottom of the fourth inning. Sophomore Aaron Rhodes replaced surrendered a third run. Despite the loss, the Gators righthander may have pitched himself into the rotation thanks to his Sunday performance. Rhodes pitched six innings and gave up only one run but got saddled with the loss. He struck out a career-best six batters while walking only one. The Gators trailed by a run going to the top of the ninth but forced extras with a small-ball rally. Catcher Taylor Gushue singled, and coach Kevin OSullivan replaced him with Ryan Larson to try to get the tying run across. Zack Powers advanced Larson to second on a sac bunt, and after Braden Mattson moved him to third with a single, Justin Shafer scored him with a bunt single. Florida had a chance to score the go-ahead run in the ninth, loading the bases with one out, but Buddy Reed struck out and Mattson was picked off at third. Rhodes continued his solid pitching into extra innings, but the Aggies eventually got the best of him. The sophomore right-hander gave up a leadoff single to pinch-hitter Nick Banks, who advanced to second on a OSullivan brought in junior lefthander Danny Young, who surrenbaseman Cole Lankford to end the game in the 11th. Florida will look to get back into its winning ways against Florida State (19-4, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Jacksonville. UF defeated FSU 3-1 on March 18. against Texas A&M in extra innings


ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssaAfter a record-breaking regular season, No. 1 Florida couldnt clinch the 2014 Southeastern Conference Championship title. The Crimson Tide came between the Gators and their third consecutive SEC title, winning by 0.175 points. Alabama turned in a 197.875, and Florida scored 197.70 overall. LSU took third (197.325), Georgia came in fourth (197.15). Auburn (195.55), Kentucky (195.075), Arkansas (194.90) and Missouri through eighth spots of the eightcould have been a little bit stronger, coach Rhonda Faehn said in a release. But even if we had done our absolute best, it would have been a real push. (vault, uneven bars, balance beam) the Gators led all of their competitors. A 10th-of-a-point deduction for an out-of-bounds Tides meet-high score (49.65) on the uneven bars, won it the lead and the title. We know that winning this conference is so hard. You cannot afford to count a mistake because that will take you down in the rankings, Faehn said. This result is just going to fuel our athletes to come out and nationals. bama defeated Florida in 2014. During the regular season, UFs only loss was to Bama on Feb. 28 (197.675-197.40). We did come in with a target on our back, Bridget Sloan said in a release. I think it is better to come in with a target on your back and know that teams want to beat you. Sloan was one of two Gators who captured individual wins. The sophomore defended her all-around title with a 39.70. Junior Kytra Hunter won the balance beam (9.925) title and tied Alabamas Diandra Milliner and LSUs Lloimincia Hall. Sloan, Hunter and senior Alaina Johnson rounded out UFs tournament lineup as the teams three all-around competitors. Junior Rachel Spicer set her career best on vault with a 9.90. Claire Boyce was the only freshman to compete for the was the second to last out of 48 and the lowest individual score of any Gator. If Florida had taken home the SEC title, it would have been the 10th in the programs history a ing season in which the Gators have scored eight perfect 10s so far. But Faehn maintains this loss is now the motivation her team needs. I think it is going to be a great fuel, she said. It will motivate them to train hard for the next couple of weeks to get ready for really hard. two meets of the year. At 3 p.m. today, the NCAA will announce the six sites for the Regional Championships. The top two teams from each regional competition will advance to the NCAA Championship in Birmingham, Ala., on April 18-20. our motivation, Hunter said in a release. We will go home, watch hard on ourselves. Because thats what needs to happen to win a NCAA title. MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffKytra Hunter performs a balance beam routine during Floridas 198.125-197.625 over LSU on Feb. 21. Hunter won the balance-beam Florida falls short of 10th Southeastern Conference titleSOFTBALL JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126No. 1 Florida saw Jaclyn Traina in the circle Friday when its three-game series against No. 9 Alabama began. She gave up only two hits as UF lost 4-2. When she started again Sunday in the deciding game of the series, the Gators hoped to adjust and take home the win. They didnt. Conference series of the year after falling 7-0 to Alabama at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on Sunday. The loss was UFs second shutout of the season and was its largest margin of defeat since losing 10-1 against Bama in the SEC Tournament Championship game on May 12, 2012. In her two starts, Traina limited Florida (30-4, 5-4 SEC) to four hits and two runs while striking out 10 batters. Shes a good pitcher, senior Stephanie Tofft said. She throws hard for sure. I think we just had trouble making adjustments in the box. It just wasnt a good weekend for us. Alabama (27-5, 8-1 SEC) jumped out to man Leona Lafaele hit a home run to deep Three to nothing sounds like nothing, but in softball thats a lot of runs, coach Tim Walton said. That was probably more the difference than anything to me. Freshman Delanie Gourley came in to relieve Rogers in the third, but the left-hander had mixed results. Despite keeping the Crimson Tide scoreframes. With Alabama leading from the start and Traina keeping Florida batters at bay, Its just tough coming back after getting nitely tough against a good pitcher. who could not plate a hit against Traina in either of UFs two losses and was one of two who didnt log a hit throughout the series. She plans to change that as the Gators continue on with their SEC schedule. After this weekend, Im not happy with my swings, so I will be coming in to do extra work, Tofft said. Im sure everybody on the team will. Our team works, so Im sure everybody will be doing their own work and getting better in the cages.Crimson Tide hurler blanks Gators in rubber game Shes a good pitcher. She throws hard for sure. I think we just had trouble making adjustments in the box. It just wasnt a good weekend for us.UF third baseman We know that winning this conference is so hard. You cannot afford to count a mistake because that will take you down in the rankings. This result is just going to fuel our athletes hard at regionals and nationals.Rhonda FaehnUF coach


IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5Its a familiar storyline a poor start in doubles play, a hostile road crowd and a hole too deep to dig out of once singles play begins. But when it was announced Sundays match would begin with singles play rather than doubles, No. 5 Florida (13-4, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) had a chance has become all too common this season. But it didnt, and the story continues. Floridas plan to steal a road win against No. 8 Alabama (152, 7-0 SEC) quickly unraveled as UF squandered two leads one in singles and another in doubles to fall 4-3 to the Crimson Tide. It was the most tightly contested match of the season for Roland Thornqvists Gators. This was a fantastic college tennis match, Thornqvist said. Congrats to Alabama, they were outstanding in the clutch. Senior Olivia Janowicz grabbed a 6-1, 6-3 win for the Gators to begin the scoring. Next, Belinda Woolcock fell 6-3, 6-2 to even the score at 1. Florida answered with two consecutive points in straight sets, as Alexandra Cercone pulled out a 6-1, 6-3 victory and Brianna Morgan defeated Alabamas Mary Anne Daines 7-5, 6-2. The Gators led 3-1, but that was last time they would score. The Tides Erin Routliffe deher team within one. The pressure fell on freshman Kourtney Keegan, who was caught in a tug-of-war third set while her teammates looked on. and Bama forced doubles action. though Floridas scoring drought would continue into doubles. Janowicz and Keegan held their opponent scoreless in a dematch, but Cercone and Morgan fell 10-5. The focus turned to Court 1, where Woolcock and Oyen were leading Alabamas No. 8 doubles duo of Mary Jansen and Routliffe 9-8. But the lead was short-lived, and Alabama rallied to take the match 12-10 and secure the win. We are disappointed but must continue to work on the little details that can make us better, Thornqvist said. On Friday, Florida cruised to a 4-0 win over No. 20 Auburn in which each player won in straight sets in the teams 11th shutout of the season. The Gators ended their road trip with a 2-2 record, losing to two top-15 ranked opponents. UF will play Arkansas on Friday and LSU on Sunday as part of its two-match home stand before heading back on the road. 16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014 Be a part of something BIG GIVE B LOOD.Over 1,000 people gathered to form one of needs just as many donors per week to meet call 888.795.2707 Photo by Photography 35 Jordan McPherson / Alligator Staff WOMENS TENNISUF falls on the road to Bama LAYNE WEITZELAlligator Writer@laynejweitzelCoach Buddy Alexander has been displeased with his teams inability to improve in tournament play throughout the season. The Gators have two tournaments left in the regular season to impress their coach and save their pride, starting with UFs performance at the two-day Valspar Invitational in Palm City today. A bigtime tournament, bigtime course and a bigAlexander said in a release. Its another opportunity for us to step up and show some improvement. The tournament is held at the par-72 Floridian Golf Course, which sits near the St. Lucie River. It went through a seven-month renovation in 2011 and has become one of the best and most scenic courses in the United States, featuring the areas preserves and wetlands. of scenery for the Gators, who have not played in Florida since they competed at the USF Invitational in Dade City on March 4. Florida will also face a chalwhich is arguably one of the toughest ones it has competed against. Out of the 15 teams competing, four (No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 4 Georgia Tech, No. 8 Houston and No. 9 Illinois) are ranked in the top 10 and four more are in the top 25 (No. 12 FSU, No. 16 UCLA, No. 19 Arkansas and No. 21 Texas A&M). Alexander is sending out Eric Banks, J.D. Tomlinson, Ryan Orr, Richard Donegan and Conor Richardson. The Florida coach will not play an individual in the tournament. Banks, Tomlinson and Orr, who are regulars in the Florida lineup, are coming off careerbest performances at the USF Invitational. Tomlinson shot a 64 (-8) at the tournament the lowest round hes ever played. His performance there contributed to his team-low stroke average of 72.88. Banks tied a career-low round of 68 (-4) at the USF Ininside the top 20 at the Chris Schenkel Invitational last week. Orr totaled a personal-best score of 217 (+1) in Dade City after shooting two rounds under par. This will mark Donegans appearance and Richardsons third showing of the season. Donegans best performance was at the Sea Best Invitational in February, where he shot 228 and tied for 24th place. Richardson last played at the SunTrust Gator Invitational in February. Florida will begin competition Monday with a 9 a.m. shotholes Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday.Florida playing at Palm City competitionAlexander