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THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014 VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 134 NBA, HERE WE COME Arizona basketball’s Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson made the much-anticipated announcement on Tuesday that both are turning professional SPORTS - 8 AARON GORDON MATURED OVER FRESHMAN YEAR SPORTS - 9 UA BASEBALL MOVES UP IN RANKINGS COURTESY OF ARIZONA ATHLETICS FRESHMAN FORWARD Aaron Gordon, head basketball coach Sean Miller and junior guard Nick Johnson announce Gordon’s and Johnson’s decision to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft for this June during a press conference in McKale Center on Tuesday. BY EVAN ROSENFELD The Daily Wildcat Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon and junior guard Nick Johnson officially announced on Tuesday afternoon that they are putting their names in for this year’s NBA Draft. “Today is nothing but a good day for our program,” head coach Sean Miller said. “These are two guys from great families that took time to consider — to get the facts from the NBA, have all the information and then make the best decision for them. I wholeheartedly support [them].” Gordon, who was named the Pac12 Freshman of the Year, averaged 12.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game with 38 starts for the Wildcats this year. Johnson, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, led the UA in shooting with an average of 16.3 points per game and proved to be one of the best defenders in the country. After the season ended, both Johnson and Gordon were named All-Americans with Johnson being named to the first team. Gordon’s choice was hardly surprising. He had long been projected to be a one-and-done and is expected to be a NBA Draft lottery pick. “I can certainly see why the NBA thinks so highly of him,” Miller said. “Aaron has so many gifts as a player: His high energy level, love for the game, competitive fire and ability to blend into a team … are a few of these. … Whichever franchise chooses him is Finalized budget fails to deliver requested funds for university Funding requested for UA: Allocated funding in Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposed budget: $34.8 million $3.5 million Allocated funding in Senate’s proposed budget: $2.5 million Allocated funding in finalized state budget: $5.5 million Funding for Cooperative Extension: $3.5 million Funding for research infrastructure: $2 million for the proposed veterinary medicine program. “[The] UA is a land grant institution, and The Arizona state budget signed by Gov. we serve rural Arizona, particularly the Jan Brewer on Friday will allocate less agricultural community,” Orr said. “I think funding than requested to the UA. the vet school is an essential part of that The budget for the 2015 fiscal year will land grant mission.” provide the UA with around $5.5 million Orr said that during the budget in new funding, significantly less than the negotiations, the Senate threatened to take $34.8 million the Arizona Board of Regents UA funding down to zero. He said that there had requested for are many the UA earlier this p e o p l e year. [The UA] has not received significant who do not The UA will see higher state support funding for more than receive $2 million education six years. for research as an — Ann Weaver Hart, infrastructure, UA President investment. which will be Orr said used on the main that he feels campus, according the budget doesn’t harm the UA and that it to Rep. Ethan Orr (R-District 9). The does a little good, but that he would have UA will also receive $3.5 million for the liked to see the UA receive $3 million to Cooperative Extension, the UA’s mission $5 million more. However, he said that the to develop agricultural programs and trend of low funding for higher education is research for rural Arizona. starting to be reversed in Arizona. Orr said that he would have liked to see BUDGET, 3 the UA receive more funding, specifically BY HANNAH PLOTKIN The Daily Wildcat “ “ BY MADISON BRODSKY SHAKESPEARE GETS SAUCY AT AZ REPERTORY OPINIONS - 4 BALLPLAYERS DRIBBLE THEIR WAY TO EASY A’S The Daily Wildcat Campus Health Service will host its annual “Get Yourself Tested” resource fair on the UA Mall today. Campus Health hosts the “Get Yourself Tested” resource fair every year in order to provide a resource for students to learn about sexually transmitted diseases and get tested without paying a dime, said Carrie Hardesty , a Campus Health educator. “Every student, sexually active or not, should have free access to information and testing,” Hardesty said, “and this event allows Campus Health to provide that for them.” The fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is one of many of the sexual health resources Campus Health offers to students, Hardesty said, which also include other annual events and weekly Sex [The fair] will Talk columns. help students According to Hardesty, stay safe if 50 percent they decide of sexually to become active college sexually active. students will — Brooke Ebner, contract an psychology and STD by the age sociology freshman of 25 because many STDs don’t show any signs or symptoms. The only way to know that one is truly healthy is to get tested, Hardesty said, because there will most likely be zero physical changes. The mobile truck on the Mall will offer testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, she added, while the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Pride Alliance will offer testing for HIV at Career Services in the Student Union Memorial Center. “We want to educate everyone [on] the importance of communicating their past sexual histories with their partner,” Hardesty said. “We want them to understand that people can’t tell just by looking at their Open April 14th-19th 250 limit ARTS & LIFE - 12 BASKETBALL, 9 Health fair offers free STD testing to students BURSAR 101 $ getting the ultimate winner.” Gordon said that choosing to declare for the draft was one of the toughest decisions he’s made in his life. He added that while he is leaving Arizona to pursue professional endeavors, he still has the desire to graduate sometime in the future. “The possibility of coming back and winning a national championship was huge [factor],” Gordon said, “but “ “ TESTING, 6 FIND US ONLINE ‘Like’ us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Find us on Tumblr ON OUR WEBSITE For breaking news and multimedia coverage check out DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEATHER HI SUNNY Venus, Fla. Saturn, Russia Mars, Ukraine 89 59 LOW 92 / 73 58 / 34 59 / 38 “ Unless you feel like Use your Bursar Account forexplaining to your passengers why the menage-a-trois all your academic needs! in the blacked-out blur of last weekend ruled, steer clear of this track.” ARTS & LIFE — 6


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