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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF laboratory full of skulls offers insight into cold casesStudents donate hair at UF Relay for LifeGainesville, on-campus Starbucks stores wont add alcohol to menuOther locations will serve beer and wine, pg 8. Peter Alonso and the Florida baseball three-game sweep against LSU on Sunday. Read the story on page 12. 78 /48 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 126 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffCoach Billy Donovan cuts down the net following Floridas 62-52 win over Dayton on Saturday in FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickMEMPHIS, Tenn. As Scottie Wilbekin FINALLY SEE ELITE, PAGE 16 EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Staff week. residents. Gator Growl 14 leaves Swamp for Flavet FieldCAMPUS BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff 2000. Law prof George Dawson to become interim dean after failed searchSEE GROWL, PAGE 4 Im very invested in the law school, and I will do what I can to have it develop and progress within the next year.George DawsonUF law professor


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 31, 2014 TODAYFORECASTFRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY CLOUDY 84/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 84/57 SUNNY 84/54 PARTLY CLOUDY 81/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/48 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 126 Restoring Bambooville A group of students is working to present a formal proposal to the Lakes, Vegetation and Landscaping Committee as well as the Land Use and Facilities Planning Committee to bring back Bambooville. To help, find the Facebook page Restore Bambooville, or contact Elliot Larkin at or Nick Chrone at Also, sign the petition on Global Health Case Competition at UF The Global Health Case Competition, a student-led initiative, is seeking students from diverse graduate and undergraduate departments to serve as department representatives for a Spring case competition. This is a great opportunity to get more involved in the global health community and obtain leadership experience in international health. Find out more about the Global Health Case Competition and opportunities for involvement by emailing 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 HAPPENINGRUB Entertainment Presents: Work It, Gators! Trying to fight off the freshman 15? Starting to go from weekly gym visits to monthly ones? Then get off of Netflix, get on your feet and come on out to Reitz Union Board Entertainments fitness event Work It, Gators. Get moving with our Zumba session, cool down with some smoothies, relax with massages and yoga and enjoy free water bottles and gym gear. Bring your friends and kick-start that beach body. See you in the Grand Ballroom at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Midnight Fun Run 2014 Join us for the eighth annual Midnight Fun Run, a 5K run or 1-mile walk around Lake Alice. The event is on the last day of Spring classes, April 23, at 11:59 p.m. Registration opens Tuesday at 10 a.m. on RSConnect,rsconnect. The first 150 registrants will receive a RecSports flashing LED light wand. Registration cost for Gator 1 Card holders (including students and staff) is $12 and includes event shirt and breakfast after the event. Gator 1 Card holders can register guests for $20, which includes event shirt and breakfast after the event. Participants can register onsite (cash and checks only) for $10, which includes breakfast but does not include the event shirt. For more information, visit Three Minute Thesis Competition Final The UF Graduate School is holding its first Three Minute Thesis Competition Final on Thursday 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 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 Non-Cake Entry, Best Non-Fiction Book and Best Pun. More information: uflib. html. UPTAs Carnival for Kids The Undergraduate Physical Therapy Association would like to invite UF families to its kids carnival. The carnival will be April 12 from noon to 4 p.m. on Hume Field. Admission is $5 per family. All proceeds will be donated to muscular dystrophy research and related causes. There will be a Scooby-Doo bounce house, giant bubble stations, arts and crafts, face painting, prizes, raffles and more. Please contact UPTA at with any questions. Lavender Graduation LGBT Affairs is hosting its annual Lavender Graduation on April 18 at 7 p.m. The ceremony acknowledges the achievements and contributions of LGBT and ally students at UF. The event is to recognize these students leadership and community service experiences that have made a difference in improving the campus climate regarding LGBT issues. If you are graduating, please notify LGBT Affairs to be recognized and receive a Lavender Graduation certificate as well as a rainbow tassel. LGBT Affairs is also looking for candidates for Spring 2014 Community Impact Awards and Rainbow Alliance Awards for Student LGBT Service and Research. Velo Vixen MTB Skills Clinic The second annual Velo Vixen MTB Skills Clinic will be held on April 19 at 9 a.m. at San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. Lunch will be provided by Harvest Thyme Cafe and all participants will receive a fabulous Vixen commemorative T-shirt. Reservations are not necessary, but strongly encouraged. You can register online using Paypal here: Hippodrome student tickets The Hippodrome State Theatre Cinema is now offering additional student and senior pricing for all of its regularly scheduled shows. Admission for students with a valid ID is $5.50. In the past, the Hippodrome has offered $5.50 pricing for students and seniors on Sundays and Wednesdays only. The Hippodrome Cinema is located inside the Hippodrome Theatre at 25 SE Second Place. For a complete listing of films, visit Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WriterSkulls seem to be in vogue at the Laboratory. wears a small orange-and-blue skull aptation of the divisions logo. skeleton plays a guitar. By his wood. skeletons with various bones atop brown paper and white foam. Its far from being a morbid obsession with death. The UF professor and graduate students who run this lab are professionals who have ultimately provide the information way with what looks like whiskey On a side table sit two shallow ter stage. The stainless-steel top is the room isnt only used for serious on rubber gloves. He takes the lid hands into the murky depths of sosevered arm of a gorilla. to learn about the human body belar. A small window into the walkin freezer shows what looks like of their loved ones to bury. week in the wee hours of the morning to whisk the waste away. dealing with bones. united by something revered and and human remains. tion and how people are different all over the world and how people During his time at the Pound Hes worked in Bosnia and Thaiof Caylee Anthony and Haley Cumbodies. he says. munity's memory. from the lab would be summoned sure her body wasnt buried at the site. low up on leads that appeared relSessions dental pattern and physilab. months. information they need to nail down answers. form a little room off of the main lab Thailand for the students to study. He says he doesnt dream about his move forward. Thats what hes always done. ALLIGATORWilliam A. England / Alligator StaffThe examination room houses a 7-foot-long stainless-steel table is used for separating soft tissue from bones. The room is also used for graduate student learning exercises. William A. England / Alligator Staff UF laboratory full of skulls offers insight into cold cases


4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014 producer of Gator Growl. The decision was also derived cerns. Flavet Field is a cheaper venperform in the Swamp. 90,000, attendance numbers have 2008, with the exception of about 36,000 in 2009. 20,000 in 2012 and fell further to email from former Florida Blue McDaniel noted that Flavet McDaniel said that she felt the theme Limitless was conducive of the new venue. There are endless possibilities, and theres just so much we could do with this venue, she said. When were on Flavet Field, there are no limits to what we can and cannot do. Despite the Limitless theme, there are plans in place for limitations on the venue. Students like Kristen Urichko, who attended a jazz festival on Flavet Field, feel a part of the appeal health sciences freshman. I loved people, just on a blanket. Another issue with the venue With the permanent bleachGrowl committee must also deal the alumni and attendees uncomMcDaniel said. Alligator staff writer Sean StewartMuniz contributed reporting.William A. England / Alligator Staff Growl ticket sales have been declining in recent years GRO WL, from page 1 JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgWhen John Winner noticed a car on the interstate had its police siren and motioned for the driver to pull over. At about 9:45 p.m., two reports came in about a white Ford Crown a siren and on State Road 93. First, Winner activated his a witness told police. The withis car and made him slow his speed to 5 mph. the witness he didnt have his radio and a center console for ners car. Winner was released from Winner pretends hes policeLOC AL SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgMembers of Gainesvilles Citizens Co-op founders, board of directors and members. at the Civic Media Center to voice their concerns the board of directors send out a notice to the on March 24. Eleanor Sommer, a member and investor of the co-op, said the boards actions have upset a We just want it to be run in favor of the members and investors who supported it, Sommer said. At meeting, co-op members discuss stores future JESSICA PEREDAAlligator Contributing WriterThe UF Hispanic Communicators that will focus on communications with a broad focus of Hispanic issues. The release date is April 18, and the online. The online version will feature photos, videos and other multimedia dent adviser of the club. Noticias WUFT, the radio show, she said. We can have students report in start with, Bechara said. relations senior and president of the orsaid. We all want to be heard. We all want to show people who we are and what we represent.UF group to release English-Spanish magazine ERICK EDWINGAlligator Contributing Writer tronic devices was installed earlier this month at the downtown Gainesville coffee shop loshop has the one station on the outdoor patio. about how it works. The station, which is a metal table with a solar panel attached to a pole in the middle, has become the seat of choice for customers, outlets and 14 USB outlets. tomers use electronic devices in the outdoor patio. cal businesses. The baseline price to purchase one of the ment offers a 30-percent Federal Income Tax Credit. Maudes customers can charge devices with solar stationWinner


TAYLOR WIDOMAlligator Contributing WriterAishwarya Potdars hair never stays long. The 21-year-old grows out her thick, dark brown locks for about three years before having them chopped to be made into wigs for cancer patients. Its part of my routine now, said the UF applied physiology and kinesiology junior. I have so much hair, and so many people dont have any. Potdar, who has donated her hair three times, was one of more than 50 girls aged 18 to 22 who left the Stephen C. OConnell Center with days hair cutting ceremony at UFs Relay for Life. The relay is an overnight fundraising walk dedicated to raising the disease. The turnout was one of the best in the four years Beach Break Salon has been participating in the event, said 20-year-old senior stylist Caitlin Achord. Nine stylists from the salon, located at 603 W. University Ave., helped with braiding, tying and cutting hair on stage. Luckily, we had the right amount of people and knowledge to get everyone taken care of, she said. She said most women getting their hair cut sign up ahead of time, but for some its a spur-of-the-moment thing. Beach Break also collects ponytails throughout the year and then donates them after relay, Achord said. This year, the salon collected more than 325 ponytails. Where the hair is donated to depends on if it has been color treated. She said it is sent to either Locks of Love, which requires at least 10 inches of hair, or to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which requires a minimum of 8 inches and doesnt accept treated hair. Potdar, whose aunt and childhood best friends father both died from cancer, said donating every few years is one small way she can make a difference. If I have the resources to make someones life better, I might as well use them, she said. (Hair) doesnt seem like a big deal, but its kind of like someones identity. MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Taylor Widom / AlligatorAishwarya Potdar, a 21-year-old applied physiology and kinesiology junior, gets her hair cut by her 15-year-old sister, Amruta Potdar, for Relay for Life. The event was held Friday night through Saturday morning in the Stephen C. OConnell Center. C AMPUSStudents donate hair at UF Relay for Life March 31, 1988 More than 300 students and faculty gathered ground-breaking ceremony on campus a place seum at a Florida university: the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. The Florida legislature added $4 million to the Harn familys $3 million donation to undertake the project, according to Alligator archives. March 31, 2003 An Alpha Epsilon Phi sister walked to her car a swastika drawn in condensation on her rear window. At another sorority house, a car drove by and its passengers yelled death to the Jews, according to Alligator archives. The campus rabbi said everyone was taking the incidents seriously, and Univera place that is home to one of the largest campusbased Jewish communities in the nation, and the incident is the minority to the rule. April 1, 2010 About 40 UF proferssors and students worked on the worlds largest particle accelerator in Switzerland the Large Hadron Collider as part of an international collaberation. The collider broke a small-scale energy record. It also helped scientists answer questions theyd been asking for decades, such as an explanation for dark, or invisible matter, that makes up 20 percent of the universe, said team. It took $10 billion to build the collider and 17 years to build the detector that collects its data. STEVEN KATONA UF CONTRIBUTES TO THE SUCCESS. ALEX HARTAlligator Contributing WriterFor the second year in a row, Alachua cracked Floridas top 20 in a nationwide county health ranking. The study, conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, used data from national sources to illustrate trends and outline problems for counties. Roger Dolz, quality improvement program administrator for Florida Department of Health in Alachua County, said he and high ranking 17th in health outcomes and second in health factors out of a total of 67 counties. We are No. 1 in access to care, as well as in clinical care, Dolz said, adding that the UF community and the three major hospitals in the area contribute to the countys success. Despite the high overall ranking, Alachua ranked lower in some individual categories such as community safety and air-and-water quality. The county ranked No. 34 in both. macy student Hana Cho, the countys emphasis on health was a deciding factor for attending college there. Cho said she chose UF in part due to the proximity to UF Health Shands Hospital. I believe that UF and the county play a role and are a pioneer in the advancement of health care, she said.Alachua County places highly in national health rankings


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.Sex on campus is doable, pun intendedT Robyn Smith is a UF journalism sophomore. Her column appears on Mondays.Flavet fail:Moving Gator Growl wont solve everythingF 151 TOTAL VOTES19% YES 81% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Are you scared to Todays question: Have you had sex on UFs campus? WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Robyn


MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 Last week, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of a group of Northwestern University football players who are attempting to unionize. It was a major victory tween student athletes and the NCAA regarding the debate on whether college athletes deserve payment for their services that could wind up in the Supreme Court. Sports fans are divided over whether college athletes should get paid; they shouldnt, and heres why. Despite enormous revenues via football and mens basketball for the NCAA and a select group of universities including UF most college and in fact, many operate at a loss. Acduring the 2009-2010 academic year. College football is hardly the cash cow that some believe the sport to be. The general consensus seems to be that football players generate enormous revenues, but in the end, its only a few select a year on some athletes. If college football and basketball players obtain the right to be paid, what do we do about the thousands of athletes who Its unfair and wrong to pay football and mens basketball players because they participate in a sport that generates millions of dollars in revenue, but not pay the thousands upon thousands of student athletes competing for their schools in other sports. Additionally, what sum of money is appropriate sizable salary because football makes buckets of money while a Not in the least. For the privilege of being a student athlete, students get full scholarships to some of the countrys best public and private universities and are able to achieve a level of education they otherwise may not be able to attain without the scholarship. and opportunities presented to the students cannot be discounted. Instead of giving college athletes a salary, we need to do a the educational opportunities in front of them. This seems fairly nave until you consider the story of former ure salary in the NFL, Elam returned to Gainesville during the offseason to continue his degree. He even took a low-paying job at a sporting goods store to get a better grasp on the business he wants to pursue following his NFL career. Elam seems to understand that his football career could be very short, and to succeed in the business world, he needs a college education. If you need another great example at UF, take a look at our mens basketball team. Four seniors a rarity in todays day start for the team, and senior center Patric Young is a twotime Academic All-American. For those players, success both on the court and in the classroom is of the utmost importance. right now, they understand that theyre student athletes not professionals. Athletic careers make up what amounts to a small portion of the lives of players. If we aim to produce more Matt Elams, UF basketball players and thousands of other student athletes need to stay in school and receive their degrees so theyll have the Money is only temporary, but an education is for a lifetime. Joel Mendelson is a UF graduate student in political campaigning. His columns appear on Mondays.College athletes shouldnt get paidColumn Joel Minimum wage is often associated with high school teenagers who are working part time. However, the Economic Policy Institute did research were astounding: 88 percent of workers who would be affected by raising the minimum wage are at least 20 years old, and a third of them are at least 40 years old. Is it possible for a person working fulltime possibly with a family to support themselves on impossible. working 40 hours a week at our current minimum the proposed increase, monthly income goes up to ing a rent payment and having a little extra for groceries. Although minimum wage affects everyone, women and minorities are especially impacted. Chron. com recently wrote an article on minimum wage and looked closely at minorities, stating, Some experts suggest that minimum wages harm the very minority populations they were designed to support. Its ironic that minimum wage, which is designed to help the U.S. population receive their just pay, is in fact harming the public. There are plenty of legitimate arguments about our current problems. The Cato Institute claims that, As government raises the minimum wage, it prices people out of the market. This is a very realistic view and is a possible consequence of raising minimum wage. Some think that a 40 percent increase in minimum wage would cause more problems. These facts unfortunately put me in a position where I cannot say that raising minimum wage would solve many of our problems. However, I do feel that it is an important conversation to have. Nick Ketterer is a writer for the Daily Utah Chronicle. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Minimum wage should be addressedUWire Nick KettererUWire


8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014Starbucks plans to add alcoholic drinks such as beer and wine to its menu. The additions will be part of Starbucks Evenings, but the changes wont affect campus locations. ALEXIA FERNANDEZAlligator Contributing WriterStarbucks is adding beer and wine to its menu, but the UF and Gainesville locations will not apply the changes. The menu additions, called Starbucks Evenings, were introduced in Seattle in 2010. Its been incorporated into locations across the country for a trial run. They expect to have 40 locations by the end of the year and more over the next several years, wrote Starbucks spokeswoman Alisha Damodaran in an email. But the changes wont take effect locally. Marketing Program Manager for Gator Dining Services Jill Rodriguez wrote in an email that the company has no intention of adding this component to the Starbucks program. If the change ever were to happn, it could lead to increased competition for local coffee shops. Matthew Wrighton, owner and manager of Maudes Classic Cafe in downtown Gainesville, said Starbucks is adding alcohol to the menu to encroach on smaller businesses. When Starbucks originally moved next to us in 2000, they said it would support local businesses. They wanted to make it a downtown coffee-shop culture, he said. Whatever the local take on their new menu is, theyre doing it to increase their sales. In four-to-eight weeks, Maudes will add on a tap room with a wider selection of wines and beers than it currently stocks, Wrighton said. There is a desire in coffeeshop culture to have beer and wine, he said. Wrighton said he wont be worried about the competition unless a Starbucks Evenings location comes to downtown Gainesville. Students such as Antony Darce, a 23-year-old UF architecture and French senior, reacted negatively to the companys menu addition. Im not really sold on the idea of alcohol at Starbucks, he said. Theyve advertised themselves more as a coffee shop, and even then they were receiving criticism for not being true to that. UF biology junior Dianmarie De Jesus said she felt similarly. Its not their market, the 20-year-old said. You think of Starbucks, and you think of college kids. Its a different atmosphere.Gainesville, on-campus Starbucks stores wont add beer, wine to menu PIZZA WILL BE SERVED, TOO. SILVIA RUEDAAlligator Contributing WriterEdible bugs and racing cockroaches are heading to UF on Tuesday. The UF Entomology Club will host its annual BugFest open house, inviting students and families to learn more about insects and the universitys entomology and nematology program. The event, which will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Steinmetz Hall, has a Pokmon theme with the slogan Gotta Collect Em All, said Kristen Donovan, event coordinator. New this year will be the insect Iron Chef station, challenging curious taste buds to try a variety of insect recipes, she said. But for those who arent too enthusiastic about savorBugFest will also be serving bug-free. Donovan, a 21-year-old UF entomology and nematology junior, said that the event is not just about trying new things but also learning about the insects themselves. Attendees can learn more about the program and insects at exhibits and information areas, as well as get to with activities and games. One of the games will be a race of Madagascar hissing cockroaches on a four-lane track. The roaches are raised at UF, she said. There will also be a maggot art station where maggots are dipped in paint and allowed to create a masterpiece. Theyre artists, believe it or not, Donovan said. But bugs arent the only thing visitors can expect at the open house. The arthropod petting zoo allows visitors to interact with critters such as the emperor scorpion and the giant African millipede. Morgan Weldon, a 19year-old UF entomology and nematology junior, will be volunteering at the event. She said she is excited to educate people and clarify any misconceptions they might have about insects. Its important to learn about bugs because they are virtually everywhere, and people interact and are affected by them every day and dont realize it, she said.BugFest welcomes insect lovers to UF THE ASSOCIATED PRESSless Florida college student is now realizing his dreams after placing in a piano competition that will allow him to perform at Carnegie Hall. James Matthews, 24, sometimes slept in his instructors piano studio for shelter while he was a student at Florida Southern College. The professor found Matthews a temporary home and helped him enroll at Chipola College, where Matthews could afford to stay in a dorm. After earning his associate degree, Matthews transferred to the University of West Florida. In January, one of his instructors there suggested he submit a video of himself performing Ser7 for the 2014 American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition. The Pensacola News Journal reported Matthews was given an honorable mention. As a prize, he will play the Weill Recital Hall at the world-renowned New York City concert venue on April 20. Matthews father started teaching him jazz and blues music when he was just 3 years old. In middle school, he started with a professional piano teacher and started accompanying the school choir. Matthews was homeless for nearly a year and a half after high school, but he continued with his piano studies. I always had my piano, and its always been my escape, he said. I decided if I never gave up it would get me through life, and it has. I dont know where Id be if it wasnt for music.Fla. student goes from homeless to Carnegie Hall APRIL IS ONE OF THE DRIEST MONTHS. DOMINIC UTTERAlligator Contributing WriterRain showers didnt stop a chili cook-off celebrating the beginning of Water Conservation Month at a OLeno State Park this weekend. Despite the weather, both chili and environment lovers gathered at the OLeno Ole Chili Cook-Off and Springs Celebration on Saturday to ring in the month with music, booths and a chili competition. The cook-off, now in its sixth year, was a fundraiser for upgrades to the nature center at the park, located at 410 SE OLeno Park Road in High Springs, said Ed Bisch, president of Friends of OLeno. Judges awarded points to qualify members to attend an international chili championship in Texas, said Candi Arevalo, the Great Pepper, or president, of the Sunshine State Chili Pod. Stacie Greco, water conservation coordinator at the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department, said local government and state agencies decided on April for Water Conservation Month because it is one of the driest months of the year. Greco said the quickest way to reduce residential water consumption is to lower irrigation usage and switch to Florida-friendly landscaping. minutes, she said. Sam Cole, a park services specialist at Ichetucknee Springs State Park, held a yellow rat snake named Sarabi while teaching attendees about the environment and wildlife. He said there are more than 700 springs in quality damage.Chili cook-off celebrates conservation There is a desire in coffee-shop culture to have beer and wine.Matthew Wrightonowner and manager of Maudes Cafe


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SW. 352-331-2099 3-31-14-61-2 WALK TO UFLive in prestigious Jackson Square. 2 BR condos avail. $1300-$1600 mo. 352-505-5049 6-16-14-74-28 BLOCKS TO UFSpacious 2BR/1BA, island kitchen. Plenty of parking! Available Fall Term $700 mo. 352-505-5049 6-19-14-74-2 SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $439. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-5 Sun. 1-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 4-23-14-55-2 LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $665 Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-5 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 4-23-14-55-2 UPPER WESTSIDE/ NANTUCKET WALK1 & 2 bdrm Luxury Apts. starting at $850. Granite counters. FREE Hi-Speed Internet. Parking avail. Walking distance to UF & Stadium. 408 NW 14th St. Now leasing for Fall 2014. For info. call 352-872-4644 4-23-14-54-2 $500 spacious 1 BR Apt, private patio w/ locking gate, shade trees,squeaky clean, study/live quietly;1825 NW 10th St. 352 376 0080; 4-23-14-30-2 Clean, new and nice Studio Apartment Two blocks from Campus Available Summer and/or Fall Can Furnish Call (352)377-2930 3-31-14-9-2 4BR/2BA unfurnished house. Close to UF. 605 SW 9th St. Cent AC/heat, W/D. No pets. 1 year lease. From Aug 16th. $1760/mo. + $600 sec. To see call 352-359-1508 5-1315-22-2 CLOSE TO UF HOUSES 352-665-7316 3BR/2BA fenced 3404 NW 7th Pl $1200/mo 611 NW 36th Terr $1250/mo 630 NW 34th Terr $1150/mo 4-9-14-10-2 Available August: Several Cute & Clean 2 & 3BR vintage homes near UF. Wood floors, C/HA, W/D. Rents @ $860-$1760/mo. Call/text Anita 352-575-4395 Details: www. 5-13-14-21-2 3 br/2 ba plus Study House Close to UF & Shands in a quiet neighborhood, spacious fenced in yard w/ large deck, wood floors, newer appliances including washer/dryer $1,300 month, pet friendly 352-672-1767 4-3-14-5-2 VERY CUTE 1BR/1BA house on bus route, shopping close by. No pets. 930 NE 23rd Ave. $400/month. Email Jennifer at for more info. 4-11-10-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. LEAVING FOR THE SUMMER?NEED TO SUBLET YOUR ROOM? DON'T WAIT PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE AD TODAY!IT'S EASY...JUST GO SUMMER SUBLET Single family house. $375/mo incl utilities. University and 2nd ave. Furnished 1BR walking distance to campus/midtown. Call 561-312-1993 4-2-14-10-3 Campus Lodge 1/1 summer sublease in a 3/3. $479/month fully furnished, price nego tiable. Clean and quiet roommates. Please email for more details. 4-11-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-23-72-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 can deliver. 4-23-14-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. 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MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators in the MLBFormer UF reliever Steven Paco Rodriguez pitched two-thirds of an inning and struck out two batters in the Dodgers 3-1 loss to the Padres on Sunday.Kelsey Stewart and the UF softball team were swept in their series. Read the story online at JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynMEMPHIS, Tenn. All eyes were on Scottie Wilbekin as the clock ticked. Nine, eight, seven. Hes been doing this all season, not just the tournament, Kasey Hill said. Hes our leader. We go where he goes. He made some tougher shots than the ones I thought he would normally make when he went in there, coach Billy Donovan said. Three, two, one. That guy is tougher than a threeSports said. The buzzer rang, the crowd cheered and Wilbekin the man who can do no wrong stole the spotlight once again. With Florida up 35-24 with 36 when Dorian Finney-Smith grabbed ball right back to Wilbekin, the senior point guard wasnt going to let For the next 25 seconds, the Wilbekin and then he glanced But when the clock hit eight seconds, it was time to make a move. clear to everyone in FedExForum take the shot. Obviously, like any play, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt, Donovan said. I think he liked the matchup, and he said, Coach, can sive rebound. I trust Scottie enough to put him in those situations. Wilbekin has shown time and time again that an expiring clock Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffScottie Wilbekin calls out a play to his teammates during Floridas 62-52 win against Dayton on Saturday in FedExForum. Wilbekin was named the Most Outstanding Player of the South Region of the NCAA Tournament after the Gators defeated the Flyers. Wilbekin provides leadership to Final-Four bound Gators ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24When Florida visited LSU in May 2013, the Tigers greeted the Gators with a dominating three-game sweep. vor. ternoon at McKethan Stadium, completin 11 days. Im not quite weeks ago this team would have in a doubleheader sweep Saturday but UF completes sweep of LSUMENS BASKETBALL JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126MEMPHIS, Tenn. No. 1 seed Floridas urday. FedExForum, the Gators limited the Flyers to nior Scottie Wilbekin. We just take so much pride into being able to disrupt the team and being able to lock down guys. the key on Florida, postshooting. I didnt think that we really guarded Florida defense key in victory UF Baseball Donovan SEE NOTE, PA GE 13 SEE SIDE, PA GE 13 SEE BASE, PA GE 13 [Wilbekin] is tougher than a three-dollar steak,Brad EvansYahoo! Sports writerTweetableGators in the Final Four in Dallas next weekend!??? Ill be there:)Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) Former UF forward


matchup with Tennessee on March 15, the Gainesville native knocked down a buzzer-beating three to help the Gators chip away at the Volunteers lead. One week later in the third round of the NCAA Tournament against Pitt, Wilbekin sunk a nearly identical shot to pad Floridas lead heading into the break. But on Saturday, Wilbekins 25-footer was more than just a three. It was more than just a cushion to the Gators lead. With the buzzer-beater, the senior reminded the country that he and the rest of four-man senior class has suffered for the past three years, but now that they are poised for a national championship run, there is no letting off the gas pedal. I mean, Coach D said before the game that it feels like youre destined, like things happen for a reason, Wilbekin said. He felt like we were all brought together on this team for a reason. I think that couldnt be more true. The four-year point guard, who has endured everything from playing off the bench to sitting out eight games because last Final Four when Florida travels to Arlington, Texas, to face UConn on Saturday at 6:09 p.m. So even though Wilbekin has racked up a laundry list of awards this season including most recently the Most Outstanding Player of the South Region honor he couldnt care less about the individual recognition. His team is in the Final Four, and he is not taking it for granted. Im happy about the award, but its nothing compared to winning, Wilbekin said. Im just so happy right now that we were able to achieve what we did so far with this group of guys. The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead when catcher Kade Scivicque drove in shortstop Alex Bregman, but the Gators tied the game minutes later on a solo Baders homer was the fourth for the Gators during the weekend an impressive power surge from a team that had only six home runs entering the series. Its kind of like the law of Alonso said. We didnt really have that many at the beginning of the year, but as the season progresses, everyones starting to get a bit more comfortable at the plate. But LSU took the lead back quickly, scoring three runs in the next two innings to go ahead 4-2 heading to the bottom of the third. However, patience prevailed for Florida. Second baseman Casey Turgeon walked on four straight pitches to lead off the inning and advanced to third on a ground out and a stolen base. Catcher Taylor Gushue drove him in with a single, and Tigers hurler Zac Person walked three straight batters to score the tying run. Alonso capped off the rally with a single to left, giving the Gators a 6-4 lead they never relinquished. I was just sitting fastball because the kid couldnt really spin the breaking ball for a strike, Alonso said. Its been a while since Ive gotten into one like that. Starting pitcher Justin Shafer, fresh off a 4-inning scoreless start against FSU, did not have the same success as the offense. OSullivan relieved the junior pitcher in the third inning after he gave up four runs on six hits. Freshman left-hander Kirby Snead replaced Shafer. OSullivan had previously used Snead in short stints out of the pen, allowing him to pitch to one or two batters primarily lefthanders before revisiting the mound. But Snead had a chance to air his arm out Sunday. Snead tossed 4.2 innings only two outs shy of his entire inning total entering the game of scoreless relief and picked up At one point, Snead retired nine straight. He showed his command of the plate, throwing 34 of his 47 pitches for strikes. Thats Sullys main thing, Snead said. When we come out of the pen, just get ahead and get outs quick. While Snead was working the Tigers at the plate, the Gators were extending their lead in the Again, walks proved key Braden Mattson and Shafer walked to begin the inning and bunt by third baseman John Sternagel. Alonso drew an intentional walk the Gators eighth of 11 free passes during the game and OSullivan had catcher Mike Ryan Larson, who was hitless. Fahrman knocked a single two more Gators. It takes some focus, Fahrman said of pinch-hitting. You got to always have an idea of whos coming in Always making sure that, hey, this could be the shot, you might get the atbat here. Shortstop Richie Martin with a two-run double, giving Florida an 11-4 lead. LSU attempted to stage a comeback in the bottom of the ninth, scoring three runs including two on the Tigers second home run of the game but front of them. It was kind of like the swag that Sully talks about, Alonso anything. I feel like we have that now, and the worlds our oyster. MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 13William A. England / Alligator StaffPeter Alonso bats during Floridas 4-0 win against Maryland on Feb. 14 at McKethan Sta dium. Alonso drove in two runs in the Gators 11-7 win against the Tigers on Sunday. Young returns to form after subpar performance in Sweet 16Pierre very well today in and around the basket, coach Billy Donovan said. I thought he really, really hurt [Will] Yeguete, and we hurt [Casey] Prather a lot. There were some pick-and-roll coverages that I did not think were very good, were blown today. We need to get better there. Floridas saving grace in its 6252 win against Dayton came in the battle of the boards. UF outhalf while also winning the offen20 minutes. I thought the game was won by the offensive rebounds, Donovan said. I thought we had a couple of good looks. Young rebounds in Elite Eight: In UFs 79-68 win against No. 4 seed UCLA on Thursday, Patric Young was a non-factor. The senior center scored only four points and grabbed three rebounds while racking up four personal fouls in 20 minutes of play. It was frustrating because I do as much as I can to try to prepare to put myself in a position to have a good game, Young said Friday at Floridas Elite Eight media day. it, move forward. But Young rebounded in UFs 62-52 Elite Eight victory against No. 11 seed Dayton, logging 12 points, six defensive rebounds, four blocks and two steals in 31 minutes. Whatever advantage we saw we had, [we] just keep sticking to that. Early, that was me inside, Young said. Late, us rebounding on the glass helped us to solidify our win tonight. I was just glad that I could have an impact, especially down low. The Flyers knew they were going to have to make adjustments to their gameplay against the 6-foot-9 center. Once he drove, you had to think pass because youve got Patric Young with his big old body there, and you had to just pass the ball, Dayton senior forward Dyshawn Pierre said. He altered shots very well, a lot of their players. Notes: The Gators committed only 10 personal fouls against the Flyers on Saturday, its secondlowest total of the season (7, Pittsburgh). No UF player committed more than two fouls in the contest. Floridas 14-point lead heading into halftime was its largest margin since being up by 21 in the regular March 8. It was UFs largest lead after 20 minutes in a game away from the OConnell Center since being ahead by 19 against Jacksonville on Nov. 25. Senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin recorded double-digit point totals in eight straight games, dating back to the Gators March 8 matchup with the Wildcats. Since the start of the SEC tournament, the senior point guard has logged 107 points, 21 assists, 16 steals and just 7 turnovers. NOTE, from page 12Alonso plays role in two rallies against Tigers BASE, from page 12 SIDE, from page 12Senior hitting buzzer beatersJordan McPherson / Alligator StaffPatric Young prepares to shoot during Floridas 62-52 win against Dayton on Saturday in FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.


EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Writer@EmilySCochraneJunior Camilla Hedbergs second conEDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_l controls and creating opportuniWe need to be able to recogALLIGATOR William A. England / Alligator StaffNora Barry drives toward the ball during Floridas 21-5 win against Jacksonville on Feb. 12 at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Barry had one assist in Floridas 13-9 win against Penn State on Sunday. Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffCamilla Hedberg putts the ball during the SunTrust Gator Invitational on March 15. Hed berg tied for third during the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C., this weekend. LACROSSE Camillas round was outstanding, and she was very patient and smart the two main factors you needed to play well [Sunday]. The rest of our team struggled immensely and it was disappointing that no one stepped Emily GlaserUF coach


CERCONE CLINCHED MATCH. IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5With four matches left in the season and the Southeastern Conference Tournament drawing closer, the Gators will soon try to capture their third national title in four years. No. 4 Florida (15-4, 7-2 SEC) moved one step closer to the postseason when it defeated No. 49 LSU (9-10, 2-8 SEC) 4-0 on Sunday. But coach Roland Thornqvist is hardly thinking past this week. Oh, good heavens, Thornqvist said. Yeah, weve got two more weekends, so the SEC Tournament is [close]. But were still in the hunt for the regular season. anything the Gators did yesterday, as each player won in straight sets after UF grabbed the doubles point. Olivia Janowicz and Kourtney they continued their dominance in doubles. The duo played at the No. and improved to 11-2 on the season. Well theyre playing at the highest level now, and you could see that today, Thornqvist said of the Janowicz-Keegan tandem. They have a and they can play three-strike tennis in doubles. Oyen and Belinda Woolcock captured the doubles point with an 8-4 victory. The duo lost its last three doubles matches but believed today was a sign of improvement. [Belinda and I] had some tough matches the past few matches, some tough losses and close ones, Oyen said. But overall, we have great chemistry. The Gators rode their momentum through singles action en route to the teams second straight sweep. Brianna Morgan was leading 4-3 on Court 1 when LSUs Joana Vale Costa retired with a knee injury, giving the Gators a 2-0 lead. Soon after, Janowicz won 6-2, 6-1, and Cercone earned her 20th singles win with a 6-2, 6-1 match-clinching victory. I feel that I played pretty well, Cercone said. In doubles, I started out what we needed to do and we got some momentum, it was much better. In singles I had a few things in my mind that I wanted to work on, and I think I did those things fairly well. Cercone, like her coach, is intent on focusing on the seasons remaining matches. But she still wants to postseason as a Gator. Every day were looking to get better. Thats our goal, the senior said. I think that being more disciplined on key points is something that we can all do a lot better job at matches. It makes it easier on our bodies, which is going to be important come post-season. Florida will travel to face Mississippi State on Friday as the SEC Tournament looms in the background. But you wouldnt know it from talking to Thornqvist. The tournament is too far away to worry about that, he said. MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Alligator File PhotoAlexandra Cercone swings during Floridas 7-0 victory against Baylor on Feb. 2, 2013, at the Ring Tennis Complex. Gators sweep Tigers in home match BRITNE MCCOYAlligator Writer@TheReporterGirlAfter losing to Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., on Friday, Florida (10-7, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) didnt waste any time getting back on track in its 4-0 victory over LSU (11-10, 2-7 SEC) in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday. Bryan Shelton and his team had a hard time against the Tigers last season, dropping the match 4-2. Entering Sundays contest, LSU led the all-time series with UF 27-24-1. The team didnt expect any breaks against LSU. Its gameplan was to hit the ground running and have no mercy. We dont take anyone lightly, assistant coach Mark Merklein said in a release Thursday. Its nice to go into the LSU match and know that this team beat us last year. Now we have to prove something. Florida has played better when it wins the doubles point, which it did Sunday evening. court were Maxx Lipman and Elliot Orkin in a fairly easy 8-2 decision over LSUs Andrew Korinek and Boris Arias. Gators were Diego Hidalgo and Michael Alford. stroke in the match and fell 3-8 to Chris Simpson and Justin Butsch. With the matches tied at one for the doubles point, it was up to Gordon Watson and Florent Diep to win the clinching point for their team. Despite this beplayers paired up, they won in an 8-3 match against the 70thranked duo Tam Trinh and Eric Perez. On the singles court, Florida gave up no points, winning in three straight matches. First in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, against Trinh, giving the Gators a 2-0 lead. Next to win was 108thranked Diep, who also won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, over Justin Butsch. Dieps win gave the Gators a commanding 3-0 lead over the Tigers. Lipman closed out the match for Florida. Despite a regain focus and defeat Arias, 7-5, 6-2. Im very proud of of how our guys dealt with the disappointment of losing at Arkansas, coach Bryan Shelton said in a release. Our guys were ready and executed. We learned some good lessons this weekend.UF rides doubles victory to shutout win against LSUSWIMMING AND DIVING LOGAN MCGUIREAlligator Writer@loganjmcguireThere just wasnt enough left in the tank for the Gators to make a push down the stretch at the NCAA Mens Swimming and Diving Championships, which ended Saturday. Florida was in third after Day 1 and only trailed by nine points with some of its best events to come. over the next two days, the Gators couldnt improve and ended nationals with a bronze medal and a little disappointment. Its always a little bittersweet, you fall short of some of your goals, coach Gregg Troy said in a release. But undefeated season, I cant tell you how many school records we broke, tremendous four years for some seniors that were All-Americans year in and year out and third place at the NCAA meet well thats a little shy of what we thought we could do. Florida broke seven school records, and senior Marcin Cieslak led the way with two gold medals in the 200-yard individual medley (1:40.58) and a school record in (44.87 seconds) the only individual titles for for the program in nearly a quarter of a century. Ah, 23 years, its the best we could do this year, Troy said. Its just a tremendous group of guys. I told a couple of them tonight that are seniors that Id go to war with those guys any time. Cieslak came into NCAAs with four ter breaking out with two gold medals 0.86 seconds of sweeping his events after seconds and earning him the high-point award for the meet. Junior Dan Wallace made an impact for Florida as well. He won two silver medals in the 500-yard free (4:11.62) and 400yard IM (3:38.18) and picked up some of the slack left by redshirt senior Sebastien Rousseau. Rousseau was seeded sixth in the 200onds behind his seed time in 21st, ended up four spots behind his seeding in ninth for the 400-yard IM and made his only which he placed eighth despite being the No. 2 seed. It might not have been just a poor performance from Rousseau. Troy alluded to some illness affecting the two-time South African Olympian as well as other swimmers in a post-meet interview. A little unfortunate, Troy said. We had to deal with a little bit of illness here this semester that hurt us a little bit performance-wise.Florida men have best showing at NCAA Championships in 23 yearsCieslak We dont take anyone lightly. Its nice to go into the LSU match and know that this team beat us last year. Now we have to prove something.Mark MerkleinUF assistant coach


points during the span and capping it off with an improvisational buzzer-beating three. With 15,443 fans watching the majority supporting Dayton he the clock, pulled up for a three at the top of the key and drained it over Daytons Vee Sanford as the buzzer sounded. After sinking the shot, the senior point guard jogged to the locker room with his arms held high. When he shot it, I just knew it was going in, Prather said. Evthose shots. Florida led by as many as 17 points about midway through the second half, but Dayton soon made a charge. Behind seven straight points from forward Dyshawn Pierre, the Flyers cut their I give them all the credit, said Wilbekin, who was named the Most Outstanding Player of the South Regional. They fought but we did the same. During UDs run, the Gators appeared worn down to Donovan. Then, their rebounding prowess and free-throw shooting ultimately made the difference. The Gators outrebounded the 4 of 7 at the line to seal the win. The game was won by our offensive rebounding, by our free-throw shooting, Donovan said. That was really, I think, the story of the game. Florida held a high-octane shooting and its lowest-scoring contest this year. The Gators shot clip from the charity stripe. 14 shooting tie a career high. Young chipped in 12 points and six boards, while Frazier added Next up for the Gators are the Huskies the last group to hand Donovans squad a loss. Since UConn guard Shabazz Napier sunk UFs hopes on a Storrs, Conn., on Dec. 2, Florida No. 2 seed Wisconsin, the only other team to hand UF a loss this which UF beat three times this year, are set to join No. 1 seed Florida and No. 7 seed UConn in Arlington. The Gators will travel to Cowboys Stadium joyful after overcoming a daunting obstacle but still hungry to avenge a loss to goal. I dont think any team wants to go to the Final Four and be like, All right, we made it. Thats it, Young said. Were going to go into the game fearless. ALLIGATOR ALLIGATOR Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffFlorida players hoist the NCAA South Regional Championship trophy following Floridas 62-52 win against Dayton on Saturday in the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. The Gators ended a streak of three straight Elite Eight losses and will play UConn in the Final Four in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday at 6:09 p.m. Wilbekin named South Regionals Most Outstanding Player ELITE, from page 1