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KICKOFF INSIDE Florida coach Will Muschamp called the Gators soft last year, a label they hope to ditch with a bounce-back 2012. ONLINE Check in to alligatorSports.org this weekend for a preview podcast and complete coverage of Saturdays opener.

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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 8 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida RTS breaks ridership record twice during first week of classesThe second record broke Wednesday, pg. 8. UF partners with companies to reduce carbon emissionsEmissions from campus laundry machines will be offset, pg 3. Man arrested after throwing toddler 7 feet across roomThe 23-month-old suffered a fractured hip, pg 5. Outnumbered UF Republicans optimistic after RNC, read the story on page 3. 91 /72 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffUF President Bernie Machen addressed faculty in his annual State of the University address Thursday. Machen commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land Grant Act, which laid the foundation for UFs creation. ADMINISTRATION ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterDespite a shaky economic atmosphere and state funding that remains anemic, the state of the university is strong, UF President Bernie Machen assured faculty during his State of the University address Thursday. Someone once said. summer is when said. But not for Gators. Over the summer, the Olympics, UF researchers helped disuniversitys research grants totaled $644.4 Summer also marked the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land Grant Act, signed in 1862, which laid the foundation for UF, Machen said. It sought to provide access to national progress. Access is something the university is doing quite well, he said. threats to those tenets, Machen said. Despite that, UF has managed to keep its erage, and 61 percent of graduates in the Machen said his successor would have a lot to look forward to. Of his planned departure from UF, he said, Im not ready to dwell on that ending yet. Contact Erin Jester at ejester@alligator.org.Machen assures faculty UF is still strong,leader in achievements ANDREA CARROZAlligator Contributing Writer Gators need to take care not to overheat in The Swamp. The temperatures during Saturdays footgrees, and UF wants to make sure students and fans stay safe. The conditions inside the can cause heat exhaustion, dehydration and heat stroke. Slather yourself with sunscreen, said Catherine Seemann, marketing coordinator at the Student Health Care Center. Youre going to want to take in a quart of water an hour. She said students can also drink Gatorade, melon or celery can help as well. Anyone consuming alcohol should especially monitor his or her intake, Seemann said. sure you are taking an appropriate amount of water and staying out of the sun, Seemann said. During last years 3:30 p.m. game against were treated for heat-related illnesses, said Bryan Flood, director of operations at the University Athletic Association. Dance freshman Jean Shuman, 18, said shes taking precautions to avoid having heattaking water to the game, she plans on wearing sunscreen and an airy T-shirt. But 24-year-old architecture senior Shawn Crews does not intend on wearing sunscreen.Gators should beware heatrelated illness on gameday THE HELICOPTER LEFT TO HELP VICTIMS OF HURRICANE ISAAC. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterThere was a Black Hawk down on Flavet Field on Thursday afternoon. The UF Army ROTC had a demonstration for new cadets with various assault weapons, Humvees and a helicopter full of medevac soldiers. whipped out phones and took pictures victims of Hurricane Isaac. But there were still plenty of toys to gawk at, and 23-year-old criminal justice senior Chris Van Aken was eager to show them off. mm grenade launcher, Van Aken said, grinning and pointing to a thigh-high military machine on a tripod. Its a devastating weapon. tomatic weapons, including a gun with a special attachment that allows it to shoot New cadets took their contracting oath, in which they swear to honor their contracts with the military and to serve their country. career, said Heather Seidl, a 26-year-old health care management senior. The demonstration also showcased Black Hawk holds demo for ROTC studentsSEE HEAT, PAGE 4 SEE ARMY, PAGE 4 Slather yourself with sunscreen.Catherine Seemannmarketing coordinator at the Student Health Care Center This is the beginning of their military career.Heather Seidlhealth care management senior

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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 VOLUME 107 ISSUE 8 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 FORECAST TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY TODAY THUNDER STORMS 88/73 THUNDER STORMS 88/72 THUNDER STORMS 89/71 PARTLY CLOUDY 92/70 THUNDER STORMS 91/72 WHATS HAPPENINGTheatre Strike Force performance at GatorNights! Theatre Strike Force, UFs premier improv and sketch comedy group, will be having a GatorNights! show today at the Orange & Brew, on the ground floor of the Reitz Union, and it will start at 9 p.m. If you are interested in learning improv with us at our academy or simply want more information about the club, please like Theatre Strike Force on Facebook. Student Occupational Therapy Association meeting The Student Occupational Therapy Association will have its first meeting of the semester today at 12:50 p.m. in room G301 of the Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy Building. At the meeting, we will go over upcoming events and ways to get involved in the community. If you have any questions, check out our website at sota.phhp.ufl.edu. Dancin Gators Choreographers Showcase All students interested in dancing and becoming involved this semester are encouraged to come. The showcase will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Broward Hall basement. The location is subject to change. For more information, visit www. dancingators.weebly.com. Informational meetings about becoming a mentor Are you interested in being a mentor in the Gainesville community? Learn about four mentoring programs (After School Gators, Gator Teen Mentors, Project MASCOT and Motiv8) more information, contact Dennis@UCVlog.com. Black Law Student Association general body meeting BLSA is the newest organization at UF for students interested in admission to law school. It will be hosting key speakers throughout the year, free Kaplan LSAT services and networking with neys from across the country. The 5 p.m. in Pugh Hall, Room 210. For more information, visit www. facebook.com/UniversityFloridaBlsaPreLaw. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to skinonen@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. at one of their informational meetings. Choose a date that fits your schedule and mark your calendars: Wednesday at 7 p.m. or Thursday at 6 p.m. All meetings will be held in Reitz Union Room 346. Visit www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/involved. html#mentor or www.facebook.com/UFCLS for more information. Business fraternity recruitment Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities. Recruitment begins Tuesday. If youre a business or accounting major looking to get more involved on campus and meet motivated, like-minded students, Delta Sigma Pi could be the organization for you. This co-ed business organization is focused on member development and community involvement. Find out more at www.facebook.comDspBetaEtaRecruitmentFall2012. Gainesville Crohns and Colitis Support Group If you have inflammatory bowel disease, come find support with others on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The group is very welcoming and everybody understands what youve been through. Meetings are held at the American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, 2121 SW 16th St. For

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffRepublican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday. MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterKaty Melchiorre knows shes outnumbered on UFs campus. She and other student Republicans are reminded when they set up their red banner by the Reitz Union or when they pass out information about the Republican Partys platform. Sometimes, theyre met with anger, but usually theyre ignored. After all, she said, UF is known for being orange and well blue. With election season near ing, she and other Republican student leaders are preparing campus. And with their groups fueled with excitement from the Republican National Convention, they said theyre preparing for an uphill battle. bered by Democrats on this campus, said Melchiorre, chair of UFs College Republicans. In opinion, to really let our message sink in with students. Aside from the stereotype that college students are liberal, election data shows that on-campus voters largely leaned toward the Democratic Party in the past election cycle. In the 2008 presidential election, the Reitz Union saw 3,923 votes cast. Of that, 70.14 percent were for Barack Obama, and 27.84 percent were for John McCain. UF law student and volunteer at the RNC, said he saw a few Gators at the convention but from all over the U.S. Students realize this message is the message of the future, he said. And its going to be on us. As UFs Democratic organizations gear up for the Democratic National Convention, Republican students are reveling in the political high of the RNC, especially after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romneys speech Thursday. It was just a good time to be a Republican, said Frank Moehrle, chair of Gators for Romney. The 21-year-old UF political science senior said he feels the struggle to get student voters to pay attention to their message but said his party is growing stronger and stronger in Florida. He said they now have more cluding the major cities, dedicated to getting voters to the polls for the Republican ticket. is starting to see more and more its government. City Commissioner Todd Chase, a Republican, joined the all-Democrat dias in 2011. Republican Susan Baird was elected to the Alachua County Commission after the 2010 race. However, Moehrle said hes aiming for a 40 percent Republican turnout on campus. He cant turn the tide, but he said he can enough times to realize that. Regardless of what happens with the presidential election on campus, he said, his focus is on a larger prize. I dont know if well necessarily win on campus, Moehrle will win the state in November. Contact Meredith Rutland at mrutland@alligator.org.UF Republicans optimistic after RNC ITS THE FIRST UNIVERSITY IN FLORIDA TO DO SO. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterUF is one step closer to reducing its carbon footprint. The university announced Wednesday its partnership with ASI Campus Laundry Solutions and Neutral Gator to create carbon-neutral laundry operations on campus. ASI is offsetting carbon emissions produced by laundry machines in all of UFs residence halls, said Laurel Nesbit, a program assistant in the ganization that focuses on reducing effects from carbon emission by creating offsets. According to its website, a carbon offset is a credit from a project resulting in less carbon dioxide than would regularly occur. Executive Director Jacob Cravey said Neutral Gator makes offsets possible by reducing energy consumption in Gainesvilles lowincome houses. The efforts include upgrading showerheads and lightbulbs to cient alternatives. Volunteers also plant trees native to Florida to capture carbon dioxide. Cravey said Neutral Gator planted about 10,000 trees last year, which created the carbon offsets it then sold. ASI is offsetting 754,884 kilowatt-hours of electricity and natural gas and about 3,774,000 gallons of water to total 488 tons of carbon emissions through its national cor porate offset program Carbon Les, according to the press release. ASI Executive Vice President Dasity the company has partnered with university in Florida to have carbonneutral laundry operations, he said. UF has a goal to be carbon-neutral by 2025, Nesbit said. This is an important step. UFs athletic association is already carbon-neutral, she said. Neutral Gator has been providing offsets to Gator Athletics for the We continue to push the envelope at a national level, he said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org.UF partners with green companies to reduce laundry carbon emissionsCravey It was just a good time to be a Republican.Frank Moehrlechair of Gators for Romney

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the ROTCs three clubs: the Gator Guard Drill Team, the Raiders and Ranger Challenge. Although each club is physically demanding, the three groups are unrelated in their goals. The Raiders prepares cadets for tactical missions, and the Gator Guard practices drill routines to use in ceremonies. The Ranger Challenge is the Army ROTCs varsity sport, though its far different from anything with a scoreboard. It features a series of events such as orienteering, where teams use course. Another task is to build a foot water obstacle. While the clubs on display are rigorous, the weekly lab ROTC stu dents take as a part of their academ ic schedule can be just as intense. English and criminology senior, said one day he and about 18 ROTC classmates were running a patrol on an area in the woods for training. They began to clean up the prac tice site when one of the members found a backpack. Their instructor had planted it there. He told us there was an invis ible IED [improvised explosive de vice] in there, and eight of us died, had to carry them all the way back to the assembly area. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@alBaseball hats are the only sunscreen I wear, he said. Whether students are cau tious or not, Flood said there will be numerous misting Stadium. Handheld fans and small cooling towels will be dis tributed before the game for free. Flood said people who wish to leave The Swamp to cool off can go to the OConnell Center, where the game will be playing on large video screens. Gate 1 will be open for fans wanting to escape the heat. According to information from the Student Health Care Center, signs of dehydration include: Symptoms of heat exhaus tion include: If you experience any of the above, sit down in the If the symptoms continue, seek immediate medical at tention. ALLIGATOR Phillip Nunley / AlligatorSean Lynch, an applied physiology and kinesiology sophomore, gives instruction during a UF Army ROTC event on Flavet Field on Thursday. KATHERINE HAHNAlligator Contributing Writer cently ranked UF as the American public university with the largest undergraduate Jewish population. is 17 percent of the Student Body, ac Despite these numbers, UF doesnt cancel classes on Jewish hol idays, a practice that inconveniences some students and upsets others. UFs academic calendar does not though some major Christian holi days fall during term breaks. Giving students off for Jewish holidays isnt simple, because not everyone celebrates every holiday on the Jewish calendar, said Jack Kugelmass, director of UFs Jewish Studies program. The solution is let students take the holidays they want to take and have faculty be sensitive to those days, he said. Chelsea Graubert, a visual art studies junior, said she gives pro fessors advance notice of her obser vance but worries the scheduling wont work. make sense for UF to cancel classes on several Jewish holidays. We get other major holidays off, so I dont see what the difference is, Graubert said. Economics junior Deborah friends have had to complain to get some of their professors to resched ule important tests. Last week, Provost Joseph Glov er sent an email reminding colleges that students and faculty must work together to accommodate holy days. But students need to inform profes Executive Director and CEO of UF Hillel Keith Dvorchik said giv ing students Jewish holidays off is complicated because other religious groups might ask for their holidays Over the years, some Jewish stu dents and parents have complained to him about not getting the holi days off. A students parents once argued the university would never hold classes on Easter Sunday. Dvorchik agreed. First of all, youre right, because its a Sunday, he told them.Despite large Jewish population, UF doesnt observe holidays BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Staff WriterThe UF Supreme Court unanimously approved a referendum that would ask students whether or not they think UF should move forward in forcing publica owned racks. The referendum, brought to the Su preme Court by Sen. David Bradshaw, Tuesday for the Supreme Court to de mand the supervisor of elections to in clude the referendum on the October ballot, said Chief Justice Matt Michel. UFs administration wants all publi cations on campus to be placed in black, modular racks. This controversial move would cause problems for The Indepen dent Florida Alligator, which uses its or ange racks to attract readers. Bradshaw said the administration made the decision due to issues in safety, security, sustainability and aesthetics. Some justices were concerned about whether the referendum would still be relevant by elections. Justice Alex An drade said should the situation with the newsracks change, the Supreme Court would need to recon vene and amend the referendums word ing to make it still ap plicable for voting. He said the Alligator is important to students, especially when it comes to reporting about Student Government elections. Contact Ben Brasch at bbrasch@alligator.org.UF Supreme Court passes referendum about racks POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR TWO SUSPECTS. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterUniversity Police are investigating an incident in which a man had a gun inside a Shands at UF parking garage Thursday afternoon. Police detained one man and were look ing for two other people suspected of be ing connected to the incident Just before 2 p.m. Thursday, UPD re ner of Archer Road and Newell Drive, ac cording to a UPD press release. Shortly after, UF sent out an alert to stu dents saying there was an armed man in the parking garage. Several messages fol lowed clarifying the scenario and giving a brief description of one person involved. that two men and a woman were arguing A witness, according to the release, told police that during the argument, one of the men pulled out a handgun. said UPD Capt. Jeff Holcomb. There were no reported injuries, accord ing to a UF alert. At this point, police are interviewing the man they detained to ask him about the other people involved, Holcomb said. the scene. If you have any information, please con Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@ alligator.org.Man brings gun to Shands at UF parking garageMilitary clubs prepare young cadets aARMY, from page 1 HEaA T, from page 1Misting locations will be set up in the statidum MMichel The solution is let students take the holidays they want to take and have faculty be sensitive to those days.Jack KugelmassJewish Studies program director UF has largest Jewish undergrad population in U.S.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Rachel Crosby / AlligatorSecret GardenSungyong Ha, 52, picks fresh sesame leaves from the Student Agricultural Gardens on Thursday afternoon. Ha uses the leaves for a traditional Korean pork belly dish. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterGainesville Police arrested a man accused of child abuse after an injured toddler ar rived at the emergency room. Police charged Dallis Brandon Young, 22, of 1425 SW 42nd St., with aggravated child abuse early Thursday, according to a GPD arrest report. At about 2 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a call at Pediatric Emergency Room at Shands at UF to assist the Flor ida Department of Children and Families in a child abuse case, police said. A 23-month-old toddler was brought to the emergency room with a fractured hip and heavy bleeding on her chest and face, according to the report. Young, a dietary technician at the Gainesville Health Care Center and the toddlers stepfather, told medical staff that the child fell from a couch, according to the report. The staff knew Young had lied to them, because the childs injuries did not match Youngs story. Young changed his story several times when he talked him to the GPD Criminal Investigation Division for questioning. Meanwhile, emergency room staff performed surgery on the child, police said. After being questioned for about two hours, Young told detectives his previous four stories were false and explained what had happened. On Wednesday evening, Young left the child alone in the kitchen for about 10 minutes. While he was out of the kitchen, the toddler poured a box of infant cereal onto the ground near the kitchen table. According to the report, when Young got back, he lost his temper and threw the child about 7 feet from the kitchen onto the living room couch. The child landed between the couch and an ottoman. Young walked over and pushed the child down in the space between the two pieces of furniture, which broke the toddlers left hip, according to the report. After his arrest, Young told police he was sorry about what had happened and wanted to get help for his anger problem, according to the report. Police booked Young into Alachua County Jail at 2:44 a.m. Thursday. As of press time, Young remained in jail with a bond set at $5,000. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org.Man arrested after throwing toddler 7 feet across roomNATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES Jack Wyard is 92 and sees no reason to surrender his car keys, not to mention the freedom he has to get up and go anywhere he wants, whenever he wants. After all, he said, two years ago he got a perfect score on his written test to renew his license. I dont know what to suggest for anyone else, but Im still comfortable on the highway, and I enjoy driving, the retired sales manager from Los Angeles said Thursday. A day earlier, a 100-year-old man who was attempting to back his Cadillac out of a grocery store parking lot struck and injured 14 people, 11 of them children. Three children remained hospitalized Thursday, police said. The accident in front of a South Los Angeles elementary school where children had lined up to buy afterschool treats brought up a debate over how old is too old to keep driving. Is it 80? Or 90? And should anyone past 100 be allowed behind the wheel? With the American Automobile Association reporting that 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day, its a debate that will only intensify in coming years. I dont think there should be a set age because people age differently, said Ruth Nadel, 98, who was in her mid-80s when she decided it was time to hand over the keys to someone else.Crash injures 11 children, rekindles debate on upper driving age limitYoung I dont know what to suggest for anyone else, but Im still comfortable on the highway and I enjoy driving.Jack Wyardretired sales manager

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialFRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS 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 opinions@alligator.org, 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.Todays question: Would you join a lower-cost sorority?34 TOTAL VOTES36% YES 64% NOThursdays question: Will you buy tickets to the UF Performing Arts performances?Charlie Crist among last of dying breedIn an op-ed published last Sunday in the Tampa Bay Times, Charlie Crist, former Republican governor of Florida, sang President Barack Obamas praises and endorsed him for re-election this year against Mitt Romney. Although this is not particularly surprising for the onetime moderate Republican, it is yet another example of how moderates and centrists are being systematically cast out of ures. Crist governed as a moderate for one term and then decided to run for senator following Mel Martinezs departure in 2009. After losing in the Republican primary to Tea Party hero and ran in the 2010 general election against Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek, effectively splitting the Democratic vote and helping pave the way for a Rubio victory. Crist has remained an independent since then. In this age of hyperpartisanship and intense political polarization, Crists apparent conversion seems like a thing of fantasy, a storybook anecdote of a nostalgic time when it didnt appear that every member of the Republican Party wanted to require pregnant rape victims to bear their attackers children or give greed-driven oil companies free rein to blacken our waters and shores. But it isnt really Charlie Crist who changed that much. Rather, it is Crists party that has drifted so far to the right on so many issues that he has instead joined a club consisting of the likes of Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME). This club consists of the moderate Republicans who may have supported an Obama-backed policy at one point or another. You know soulless turncoat stuff. By now, this brand is a critically endangered species, teetering on the edge of extinction by the asteroid impact that was the Tea Party movement. Regrettably, this wipeout of the moderates has brought a surge in far right extremism, a barrage of rhetoric and legislation that undermines our democracy, our economy and our most basic rights. For those Republicans who dare defy this trend, the prize is heated criticism from Fox News or, better yet, a nice primary challenge. Take the economic crisis of 2008, directly caused by the greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street aided by widespread deregulation: Charlie Crist spoke very highly of President Obamas stimulus bill as it was being touted by the administration. Or the recent wave in statewide voter ID laws, meant to gain unfair advantage for Republicans by suppressing the vote for minorities, seniors and students; Crist has come out against these new laws. The result is ostracism from the GOP to the point that Crist will actually be speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week. Some may argue, quite fairly, that Crist is simply a wishywashy opportunist, quick to exploit the mass repugnance caused by the vitriolic gridlock plaguing our current political system. This is highly plausible. After all, Crist has never been a progressive by any means, and on many issues, like gun rights and marriage equality, he has been rather in lockstep with his former party. Still, there is certainly something to say about a politician unafraid to question or even directly oppose policy positions sacred to his own party, a phenomenon not often seen. If Crist truly does believe in the positions he espouses, then it shouldnt be considered opportunistic if he gains any political advantage as a result. It would simply mean that he has chosen to distance himself from ideas with which he disagrees and embrace those he supports. Maybe this is asking for too much. Moises Reyes is a journalism graduate student at UF. His column appears on Fridays.If the heat didnt get you this week, then the rain most so we hope all of you have invested in some sort of rainprotection gear. But its not Florida that has really been stomped on by storms this week. This brings us to the our-thoughts-are-with-LouisianaDarts & LaurelsFINALLY we give a well-someone-heard-our-prayers LAUREL to the Jersey Shore producers. Theyve mercifully decided to cancel the series once this season ends, because, like the saying goes, all good things have to come to an end but only after intense suffering. Dont Google this, just trust us: Courtney Stodden (the girl who married a LOST actor when she was 16 and he was errands under the humid sky, while nothing but utter sexappeal drips from my rill curvy-bod. ;-x) turned 18 this week and was immediately offered multiple opportunities to do porn. We give a stop-giving-attention-to-her-because-thatsgross DART to the porn industry. Yall can do better. Though we dont want to dwell on idle gossip, (Ginger) Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and comedian Russell Brand could be dating. We give a bangers-and-mash-and-other-Britishraunchy-puns LAUREL to the potential Hallibrand or Russri. We think they would be a really fun couple! Or maybe we just miss seeing Ginger Spice out and about. Did you hear Ann Romney speak on Tuesday night during the Republican National Convention? Did you know that the humble picture she was trying to paint didnt add up to an interview she gave in 1994? We give a sorry-but-you-willalways-be-fact-checked DART to Mrs. Mittens. You tried, but youre not going to pull the robot wool over our eyes. Texas has been trying to enact an election law that would require voters to have a photo ID. Some voters in Texas would have to drive potentially 250 miles round-trip just to acquire that ID, but not everyone can manage that. We give a wereglad-Washington, D.C.-is-messing-with-Texas LAUREL to the federal court who blocked the law Not only is Tropical Storm/Hurricane/Tropical Storm Mexico, this means well see gas prices go up even more than they already have. We give a come-on-stop-beating-everyone-up DART to that stupid Isaac storm. Studies done in Sweden show that men and women who eat a little more than 2 ounces of chocolate per week will have a reduced risk of having a stroke. Men and women who ate chocolate, when compared to the participants who ate little to no chocolate, showed about a 19 percent lower risk of stroke. We give a thanks-but-also-couldnt-eating-a-lot-of-chocolatecause-other-diseases LAUREL to Swedish scientists you next week! Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Moises Reyesopinions@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 On Aug. 11, Republican presidential candidate the political world that he had chosen U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, from Wisconsin, as his running mate for the election. And thus, the dirty, muddy, slanderous political campaigning goes on. The Obama campaign has continued to tweet things like, Paul Ryan is an architect of the topdown GOP budget that cuts education, energy, & innovation even as it gives tax cuts to the wealthy. Tweets also included RomneyRyan: The Go Back Team and The no. 1 thing you need to know about Paul Ryan: Hes extremely conservativeat the expense of the middle class. Mudslinging is a political tactic that has been used for hundreds of years. During the 1820s, John Quincy Adams called Andrew Jacksons mother a prostitute and his wife an adulteress. While Romney and President Barack Obama arent going as far as saying that each others mothers were loose with gentlemen, they still sound like kindergarten bullies. There isnt completely conclusive evidence that a negative campaign will gain or lose voters. In 1994, the American Political Science Review published a study that suggested that attack advertisements drive potential voters away. In 1996, the UCLA Center for Research in Society and Politics found the opposite. But there is a reason campaigns involve mudslinging: If someone is mean, instinct says be mean right back. However, this is one of the most politically divisive times in U.S. history since the antebellum era. The 112th Congress may be the least productive legislature since 1947, according to USA Today. While people complain about Obama not doing anything, the real problem is that Congress isnt doing anything. It is the presidents responsibility, however, to convince Congress to pass bills and to unite the legislative branch for the greater good of the country. Instead of tweeting about the other guys problems, his campaign should try tweeting solutions. While mudslinging may be effective in getting a candidate elected, it divides the two political parties. Right now we dont need a candidate who is good at being mean, and we dont need a candidate who won a dirty election. We need a candidate with the ability to lead. We need a candidate who can unite the two paron something and stop trying to repeal health care reform for the 31st time. Negative campaigning may be a good political strategy. It may work wonders for getting a caning if he or she isnt going to get anything done. Its easy to say that once the election blows over, all that negativity will be forgotten. But it wont. The two parties complain about each other more often than John Boehner gets a spray tan. Maybe, under a good leader, ly put aside their differences and work together but that doesnt candidates who are calling the other partys candidates big meanies. Dan Deshrochers is a columnist for the Arizona Daily Wildcat at the University of Arizona.Mudslinging in presidential campaigns obscures solutions UWireDan DeshrochersUWire An article released by the Associated Press last week reported that drivers have been paying record prices for gasoline. The national average for Aug. 20 was $3.72 per gallon, up from $3.58 a gallon in 2011. Judging by these numbers, we can observe that the cost of gas has risen dramatically, leaving many students posing the question, When, if ever, will prices begin to go down and stay down? Before we can discuss how we lower costs, lets look at what determines them. A myriad of factors come such as speculation, daily events, etc. However, the greatest factor that affects cost is supply and demand. If demand is greater than the amount of fuel being supplied, then naturally, prices will increase. If supply is greater than demand, prices will decrease. At this time, demand is greater than the supply. The U.S. is only one of many industrialized nations, much like China and India, that consumes large amounts of gasoline every day. We are competing in a globalized economy. In order to drive costs down, we need to increase the supply. While the U.S. is a major oil, we are trying to help feed the voracious appetite of growing nations all over the globe. That being understood, we need to increase domestic drilling in areas like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the untouched oil sands in Utah and Alaska; develop of harvesting existing oil and gas reserves; and continue the ongoing search for more untapped sources at home and abroad. Andrew Risavy is a columnist for the Central Florida Future at the University of Central Florida.Drilling efforts would quell rising gas pricesUWireAndrew Risavy UWire

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8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 John W. McLaughlin III / AlligatorFull buses were common on campus this week. A record-breaking 64,835 passengers rode buses Wednesday. JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff WriterAbout 63,000 people rode Regional Transit System buses Aug. 22, shattering numbers from 2011 to set a ridership record. This week, they broke the record again. RTS Marketing and Communications Supervisor Chip Skinner said 64,835 passengers rode the Gainesville buses on Wednesday, which surpassed last weeks record by 1,441 people. The record-setting data will get reported to state and federal agencies that determine RTS funding. Per capita, RTS is the No. 1 transit agency in the state. Last year, they made more than 10 million passenger trips, Skinner said. Skinner said Wednesdays are the heaviest ridership days because thats the day most UF and Santa Fe classes are held. Ruth Steiner, associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, said the new record is a testament to a well-designed transit system. Steiner also praised the bus schedule. She said many passengers dont even have to plan their trips because buses come so often. Historically, the second Wednesday of each Fall semester is our highest ridership of any day, Skinner said. We really are attributing this to the down economy more people are trying to save money by using transit. UF and Santa Fe College students comprise about 75 percent of the overall ridership, Skinner buses and 42 weekday routes. He said that as students learn their schedules, the crowds will even out. People riding buses means less congestion around campus and better air quality, Steiner said. Its good from a green perspective, Steiner said. The more students we get on the buses, the nicer it is for everyone in the community. coming to campus now than there was 15 to 20 years ago, because more students are on the buses, Steiner said. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@ alligator.org.RTS breaks ridership record twice over during first week of school We really are attributing this to the down economy more people are trying to save money by using transit.Chip SkinnerRTS Marketing and Communications Supervisor

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterIn the weeks after Panhellenic sorority recruitment, an alternative group is hoping to attract women who are looking for a different sisterhood experience. Delta Nu Zeta, a local sorority, ment for the UF Beta chapter in a couple of weeks. Not every girl will like Panhellenic, but some still want a sisterhood or a home away from home, said DNZ president Mina Radman, a 20-year-old journalism junior. UFs Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council or the Multicultural Greek Council. Radman said she hopes this independence helps her chapter gain a distinct identity. This Fall class will help shape what its going to be like, she said. We only exist here and [at] FSU. The FSU chapter was founded in 2003 and now has 27 active members. Rush for the UF chapter will be Sept. 10 to Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The location hasnt been selected, but potential members can stay up to date by visiting deltanuzetauf.weebly.com. Though Radman said she hopes to recruit a group of closeknit women, she said DNZ wont have some of the perks Panhellenic sororities have, like meal plans or houses. However, their dues will be much less than traditional sororities. UF Panhellenic Councils estimated average dues are $1,883 each semester, which covers meal plans, socials, T-shirts and other expenses. DNZ requires $200 each following semester. This is a much more low-key sorority experience, she said. But the sorority life might not appeal to everyone. Jamie Wilson, a 20-year-old journalism senior, said she didnt rush Panhellenic sororities because she thought they were cliquey. She wont rush DNZ either. I dont see the difference between it and other sororities, Wilson said. Its like a sorority for GDIs. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@ alligator.org. Not every girl will like Panhellenic, but some still want a sisterhood or a home away from home.Mina RadmanDelta Nu Zeta president POSSIBLE CHEATING OCCURRED IN ABOUT HALF OF THE TAKE-HOME EXAMS. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Dozens of Harvard University students are being investigated for cheating after have shared answers or plagiarized lease the name of the class, the students names or the exact number being investigated, citing privacy laws. The undergraduate class had a minimum of 250 students and possible cheating was discovered in roughly half the take-home exams, These allegations, if proven, represent totally unacceptable behavior that betrays the trust upon which intellectual inquiry at Harvard depends, President Drew Faust said. Each student whose work is in question has been called to appear before a subcommittee of the Har vard College Administrative Board, which reviews issues of academic integrity, said Jay M. Harris, dean of undergraduate Education. He emphasized that none of the allegations has been proven and said theres no evidence of widespread cheating at Harvard. The facts that are before us are that we have a problem in this one course, Harris said. Looking at the students we have and the work that they do, I would be loathe to say this is something that represents Har vard students generally. CAMPUS

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 12-5-71-1 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-28-12-85-1 Play ThereLIVE HERETHE POLOSNOW offering ROOMMATE MATCHING on 3/3s$464/personCall Today! 352-335-7656 12-5-71-1 Nicks Place Apt 2BR/2BA $1000 entire apartment. Furn incl utils, W/D, dish washer, high ceilings, Sleep late only 5 blocks to Campus, Great Parking, 1st or 2nd Floor units Mitchell Realty 352-374-8579 8-31-12-25-1 4BR/4Bath at Countryside. Located 1 mile from UF, Shands, Vet School, & V.A. $400/ month per room OR $1200/month for entire unit. Flexible terms with bonus for signing 3 or more students. Call Steve 520-440-6578. 9-6-12-27-1 LARGE MASTER SUITE IN NEW HOME; 15 min to VA, Shands & UF. N/S professional only. Util, cable TV, garage, wireless internet incl. Kitchen, laundry & pool access. $525/mo. 352-219-3410 9-7-16-1 EFFICIENCY APT Private entrance, A/C, 1BR/1BA, galley kitchen, DirecTV, covered patio. 8x10 steel storage shed. Utils incl. $495/mo. $200 sec. dep. Call 352-372-6466 day or night. 9-5-12-10-1 Available one bedroom with private bathroom in 4 BR/4BA condo. Located on 2 bus routes within 1 mile of UF. Amenities include internet, cable, washer/dryer. $400/month furnished. Call 786-390-4252. 9-14-14-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $375. 2br $425 372-1201, 213-3901 12-5-12-71-2 Deluxe, Large 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/ house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 1215-12-71-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-12-12-171-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Mention this ad for $0 move in fees!! Ask About our Preferred Employer Discounts and SPECIALS! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 12-5-71-2 Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. $425 to $545. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 12-512-71-2 AVAILABLE NOW WALK TO UF 1BRs $425-$495 2BRs $495--$580 House 4BR/2BA $1250 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-5-12-71-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 12-5-12-71-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA 530 SQ.FT. Bike to UF through-tree lined streets or ride the bus located one block away! A true 1/1 close but far enough away from the ruckus of the student ghetto. No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 12-5-12-71-2 1 & 2BR duplexes, blocks to UF.Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352-3593341/359-5584 9-7-12-37-2 Trend's Student Rentals of the Month! 3/3 Brand New-3 Bus Routes$1200! 2/1.5 Remodeled Casablanca Twnhse$1150! 4/4 All-Inclusive-10 min to UF$1200! Text "Trend" to 313131 Trend4Rent.com 8-31-12-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700. Please call Ketty 305332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 9-5-12-51-2Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Apt for rent near Shands 3300 SW 23rd St. Apt 2. 1BR/1BA w/ lrg screened-in porch, W/D hook-ups. Monthly rent $525. Sec dep $700. Pets ok. Please call 352-371-3473 leave message 8-31-12-35-2 Apt for rent near Shands. 3300 SW 23rd St. Apt #1. 2BR w/ study, 1BA. Large screenedin porch. W/D hook-ups. $675/mo, $850 sec dep. Pets ok. Please call 352-371-3473 leave message. 8-31-12-35-2 THE POLOSCheck out our UPGRADES!! Ask About our Preferred Employer Discounts and SPECIALS! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 12-5-71-2 1BR/1.5BA LOFT APT Fully remodeled. Sparrow condo. Minimum 1 year lease. Adult or grad student. No pets. $600/mo + 2 mos sec dep in advance. Available immediately 352-339-4600 9-1212-32-2 Nicks Place Apt, 2BED/2BATH $750 for entire Apt WASHER/DRYER, dishwasher, high ceilings, Sleep late only 5 blocks to Campus, Great Parking, 1st or 2nd floor units. Call Mitchell Realty 352-374-8579 8-31-12-25-2 $350 Newly Remodeled: ALL Inclusive, Utils, Std CableTV, SecureWiFi, Pvt BR/BA, W/D. Full/Kitchen, Furnished Common Area, 43"LCD TV/Stereo. On UF Bus Rte. OPEN MINDED. 954-854-9445 UTGcondos.com 8-31-12-20-2 2BRM/2BTH. 501 SW 69th Street Gainesville FL 32641. New paint/carpet. Central Air/ Heat. WD hookup. Call 352-367-1956 or stevemalu@yahoo.com. Deposit $500 Rent $550/month. 9-10-25-2 5 Bed/2 Bath home $2,000/mo. 1016 SW 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601. 1 block from UF, behind Norman Hall. Parking, high-speed internet, W/D. e-mail or call for serious interest: rungaro@ufl.edu (352)375-5975 8-3112-17-2 BIKE/BUS TO CLASS,WALK TO SHANDS. Campus Edge Condominium is ON CAMPUS! It fronts Archer Road & backs up to Hull Road!Beautiful newer laminate flooring.Enjoy convenient living with a pool & fitness center right next to UF. This top story, end unit is quiet, comfortable, has its own private washer/dryer, walk-in closet. NON SMOKERS. Owner agent 352-262-2871.Lease $699/m. 9-17-12-19-2 $500,private apt, greenspace; ceiling fans; patio with locking gate; near UF; prefer quiet,mature; 1824 NW 9th st; 352 284 3873;352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net 10-2-12-30-2 $650, 2 br, apt,pool, laundry, walk to UF,Shands,Vet School; ceiling fans;carpet & tile, some utils; prefer quiet mature; 352 376 080.352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net 10-2-12-30-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com Call/text 352-538-1550 9-19-12-20-22BR/1BA APARTMENT 7210 SW 45th Place. $525/moNo pets. 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Call 870-2760 9-19-12-15-2 4 Bed/3 Bath Luxury House $1350/mo close to EVERYTHING! UF, Shands, 75 (Williston/23rd) 2253 SW 41 Lane. Call now for showing! 352-610-1669 9-12-12-10-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 9-12-12-10-2 2 x 2.5 condo in Alexandria of Grantwood. Spacious 1300 sq. ft. unit with w/d, central a/c, granite countertops, and a back patio. 24/7 gated community with pool and racquetball. Located on bus routes 9 & 35. Call 954-699-3665 or email g8rboy9648@gmail. com Ask for Eddie 9-14-12-12-2 1BR/1BA available in 4/4 in beautiful gated countryside complex. $400/mo incl all utils, cable, internet, etc. Big Screen tv in living room! Looking for full year lease. 754-2815023 or Shahrouz.ebadian@gmail.com 9-6-12-5-2 3BR/3BA available in 3/3 in beautiful Windsor Park complex. $415/mo incl all utils, cable, internet, etc. Big Screen tv in living room! Looking for full year lease. 754-281-5023 or Shahrouz.ebadian@gmail.com 9-6-12-5-2 2BR/2BA newly remodeled condo in Timberway. All ceramic floor, W/D & refrigerator included. Quiet neighborhood. $800/ mo. Call Mike 352-222-8380 9-6-12-5-2 Walk to UF! 2/2 @ CAMPUS VIEW PLACE. Immediate Occupancy. Internet, Water & Sewer Included! $550/mo. roommate matched. $1100/mo. unmatched. 352-3764237 or www.campusviewplace.com 9-512-3-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 1ST 2 MONTHS RENT FREE! Sublease at GAINESVILLE PLACE. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA, $459/mo, fully furn, on bus rte, 24 hr fitness, volleyball, 2 pools, Move In Aug 18. 863-326-8231 Males only please 8-3112-7-3 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-28-12-85-4 $350 Newly Remodeled: ALL Inclusive, Utils, Std CableTV, SecureWiFi, Pvt BR/BA, W/D. Full/Kitchen, Furnished Common Area, 43"LCD TV/Stereo. On UF Bus Rte. OPEN MINDED. 954-854-9445 UTGcondos.com 8-31-12-20-4 UNIVERSITY COMMONS-across UF on Archer. Female roomate needed $350 plus 1/4 util. upper unit with vaulted ceiling. Contact Patti 239-370-9130 8-31-12-18-4 DUCKPOND SMALL FURNISHED ROOM in character home with cafe owner. $60/wk + 1 hour labor. Includes cable & utils. Call Mr. Sherwood 352-514-3409 9-10-1210-4 Two block from campus!!! Large Room in quite house. All utilities and parking included. $650 per month. Call Kevin 407-529-8909 or kechupp@gmail.com 9-13-12-10-4 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 www.alligator.org. 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 12-5-71-5 HOUSE FOR SALE/ FOR RENT Convenient! Well maintained home in NW area 4/B 2/B. Lots of room for the whole family or room mates close to schools stores and bus service. Many extras Must see to believe. $130,000.00 Call Larry at 1-352493-9220 8-31-12-11-5 BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-5-12-71-6

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ALLIGATOR BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-5-12-71-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-5-12-71-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-5-7-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-5-7-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-5-7-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-5-7-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-5-7-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-5-7-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-5-12-71-6 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-5-67-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 125-12-71-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-5-71-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 12-5-12-71-10 MUSIC STORE Studio PercussionBUY SELL TRADE LESSONS NEW USED Founded by UF Florida Alumni! Go Gators! facebook.com/StudioPercussionSpDrumShop 2512 NE 1st Blvd We are closest to UF! 10-4-30-10 WASHER & DRYERWhirlpool. Used very little. In good condition. White. $100/each. Call 352-336-5808 8-3112-3-10 Liquidation Sale & Public Auction--The Fly Fisherman. 1114 S Washington Ave,Titusville, FL. World Renowned Store Closing. Liquidation Sept 8 thru Sept 14, Auction Sept 15. Visit website for photos & details. No Buyer's Premium. Building For Lease or Sale. www.soldfor.com AB# 9 Cliff Shuler AU#14. Auctioneers & Liquidators, Inc. SS Real Estate Auctioneers 8-31-1-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-571-11 12-5-12-71-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 12-5-12-71-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 12-5-12-71-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-5-12-71-11 Road Rat Motors-Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters & will come to YOU! Daily pickups available. Lowest labor rates & quickest turnaround time around. Run by Gator Grads! 352-376-6275 RoadRatMotors.com 125-12-71-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-5-12-71-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 125-71-112011 50cc scooter Low Low Mileage $1200.00352-658-1505 9-6-12-10-11 Unload your lot. 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12, ALLIGATOR 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 98 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $4999 00 ISUZU RODEO $5999 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 99 HONDA ACCORD $6999 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $6999 03 NISSAN SENTRA $6999 02 TOYOTA CAMRY $7999 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8999 04 TOYOTA COROLLA $8999 03 NISSAN ALTIMA $8999 04 TOYOTA CAMRY $10,999 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 Jeep Wrangler Sahara4 doors, black, hard top, new 33" Toyo tires, and manual 6 speed. $18,000, call 352-2340145. 9-14-12-21990 GRAND AMRed, 1 owner, 2-door, 5-speed manual. Runs good. 122K+ miles, new alternator, starter & water pump. Must sell. 538-2616 9-5-12-5-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-5-71-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-5-71-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. 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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Simone Antwis developing serve is expected to be a major asset in UFs matchup with Texas today at 4:30. See story, page 16.alligatorSports.orgBe sure to visit our site during the weekend for coverage of Saturdays debut, and check our our season preview podcast on the site or on iTunes. Maronde Gets Major League OpportunityFormer UF pitcher Nick Maronde was called up to the Majors by the coach Kevin OSullivans tenure to reach the Majors. HES PLAYED QUARTERBACK, RUNNING BACK, TIGHT END, FULL BACK AND WIDEOUT AT UF. ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer For an offense that didnt do much of anything last season, Trey Burton was constantly trying out different roles. ent positions, including quarterback, also played special teams. The kids got great athletic all the positions. Burton made headlines his freshman season with a national-best six-touchdown performance against Southeastern Conference game. dual-threat quarterback saw his touchdowns, rushing yards, yards his sophomore campaign. Burton went from 75 to 37 carries. season. Although Burton said he doesnt season, the player with no set position has a job to do for UF in 2012. how Burton can affect the opponent. confusing for them when other defenses line up against him because up at tight end, and then once they split out wide, or he might be at running back, starting Buck linebacker Lerentee McCray said. to play quarterback for his entire college career. Instead, Burton and former coach Urban Meyer talked about possible position changes due to low roster numbers. I didnt want to sit, Burton said. That was the main reason why Ur ban and I had that talk. Im really happy with what Im doing so far to do it. In 2012, Burton dealt with his many training camps. Throughout the changes, one skill his intelligence. Burton has passed his knowledge onto his teammates. well, so youre able to put him in a lot of different spots and you get where you term rep guys, Muschamp said. say, Remember, here, this is what we want. which helps in special teams, helps eas. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@ alligator.org.Like the throngs of people waiting for the release of Lil Waynes Dedication 4 mixtape, we here at the alligatorSports Brand Picks Column started bugging out when the calendar turned to Aug. 30 yesThis week, we let two writers debate the old-fashioned, traditional Michigan-Alabama showdown. Bama (-13.5) will bury Michigan Foot, 7 Foot under because... Its Ala-BAMA! Nick Saban is all jacked up on Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies, and Eddie Lacy is the next great Crimson Tide running back. man with 95 combined career starts, including All-American center Barrett Jones. If any this guy. against this Southeastern Conference behebig, bad Bama. Lets talk about Denard Robinson. Can that mistakes more accurate than that guy.JOE MORGANMichigan (+13.5) will be steady mobbin Alabama because... Southeastern Conference or not, the boys at Alabama are human. all the talent in the world and are primed for another stellar season in 2012. But that doesnt mean a defense returning only four starters will be ready to contend with Robinson, maybe the top dual-threat quarterback in all of college football. In 2011, he became just the third player in FBS history to rush for 1,000 yards and pass for 2,000 in back-to-back seasons, and theres Besides, the north is just better. Simple as that. GREG LUCANow, onto the picks... torSports assistant editor is Joe Screw tech-Picks Column SITE: The Swamp (cap. 88,548) KICKOFF: 3:30 p.m., Saturday TV/RADIO: ESPN / 850 AM SeeEE PICKSS, pagePAGE 15 Alligator File PhotoJunior Trey Burton looks on during Floridas open Versatile Burton creates problems for defenses JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer The Gators will feast today. Paul Spangler is more focused on not helm of Florida cross country. But with much competition in Cullowhee, N.C. Instead, he is more concerned with a mens Southeastern Conference title since he was in grade school and also The training is a little different than said. The way I train them is a bit different than some other coaches do. The great thing about distance running is there [are] different ways you can train them. Spangler, who spent the last 10 years as the Virginia Military Institutes coach, replaced Todd Morgan after he left for Virginia in January 2012. The former Alabama cross country runner jumped right in on the new job and helped lead Floridas track team in the spring with Spangler bringing fresh outlook to UF

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his new workout plan. With our type of training, I would say its more speed-based, Spangler said. Not only are the runners experiencing more speed workouts but they also spend more time in the weight room. He said this will help reduce injury and fatigue as the season progresses. Perhaps more meaningful than the training sessions and practices, the team has adopted Spanglers new philosophy: run with purpose. Every mile we run has a meaning to it, Jimmy Clark said. In the past we had some runs where were just getting out there and running and I feel this year, every run we do has a meaning to it. Clark said it was this change of attitude that will help bring the Gators more success than last year, women took third. In 2011, both UF teams opened the year with wins rest of the Gators hope to make more of an impact in the later and larger meets under Spanglers direction. Everyone on our team hopped on board and really rallied around (Spangler), Clark said. He pushes us and gets us to do the best we can. nology Morgan, who hunt-and-pecks his way through Like a hunter using a slingshot, Joe isnt interested in keeping up with the times. We once suggested he could dictate his stories to us over the phone, but he was worried that, once his beeper went off, he wouldnt be able to New to the alligatorSports staff and football beat is Adam Casual Tuesdays Pincus, who showed up for his fourth day of work wearing a knockoff Miami Heat championship tank top and a camo velcro Coors Light hat. Way is a member of a fraternity. Then there is The Miami Heralds Matt Too good for Nease girls tennis Watts, who is writing for The Miami Herald in exchange for food stamps and creeping on 17-year-olds instead of actually furthering his career. are stupid Holt, who decided that an unexpected game of Chicken was the best gift he could give to a friend on his 21st birthday. Holt, buckle up, keep those hands at 10 and 2 and dont get too crazy. People Only Live Once! Also, the designated hitter is stupid. From The Associated Press, defending champion Mark I wish I had a striped, green Gators POLO Long, who showed his admiration for coach Will Muschamps wardrobe by snapping an incognito photo of coach Boom, and tweeting it out to his followers. Wills a good dude, Mark. Im sure he could hook you up with some swag. Then theres Josh [INSULT GOES HERE] Jurnovoy, who is so boring and bland we couldnt think of anything to write in this space. Could be a long season for the picks column crew. Well, better luck next time. Another new addition to the picks column this season is Palm Beach Post beat writer Jason Oh my God! Its everywhere! Lieser, who spent his Thursday cleaning up his familys vomit. Jason claims he may have caught the illness, but were thinking hes just trying to get a weekgether! And last, but not least is alligatorSports editor Greg My Not Twitter account is way better than mine Luca, who is constantly out done by the much funnier, more charming @NotGregLuca. FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 JM AP GL MW BGSU (+29) @ UF BGSU UF BGSU BGSU BSU (+7) @ MSU BSU BSU MSU MSU MICH (+13.5) vs. ALA ALA MICH MICH MICH CLEM vs. AUB (+3.5) AUB CLEM AUB CLEM UK (+13.5) @ LOU UK UK LOU LOU GT (+7.5) @ VT VT VT VT VT TENN @ NCSU (+3.5) TENN TENN TENN NCSU UM @ BC (+2) BC UM UM UM BH ML JJ JL BGSU (+29) @ UF UF UF BGSU UF BSU (+7) @ MSU MSU MSU BSU BSU MICH (+13.5) vs. ALA ALA ALA ALA MICH CLEM vs. AUB (+3.5) AUB AUB CLEM CLEM UK (+13.5) @ LOU LOU LOU LOU LOU GT (+7.5) @ VT VT VT VT VT UT @ NCSU (+3.5) TENN TENN TENN NCSU UM @ BC (+2) UM UM UM BC PICKS, from page 14 CROSS COUNTRY, from page 14jump headline jj

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16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Floridas season opener was not the best night for sophomore goalkeeper Taylor Burke. Against an unranked Miami squad on Aug. 17, Burke allowed four goals two on corner kicks. Not only did the Gators backline look disoriented against the Hurricanes attack, but Burke did as well. Burke could have easily been demoralized by such a rough start to the season. Instead, she used it to get better. Learning from her errors against Miami, the 6-foot-1 Burke was a defensive stalwart in net for Florida last weekend. Against 10 saves and allowed only two goals. Coach Becky Burleigh said Burke did a better job being courageous on dives for crosses and balls in the box. Against Miami, their last goal was a ball she came for and didnt get, Burleigh said. [Last] weekend, it was a little different. The ones she came for she touched or she caught. dence, knowing that shes going to come out and deal with those balls rather than them being bouncing around in the box. While opposing teams on average have attacked UF more frequently than last season, Burke has risen to the occasion. In 2011, Burke had 34 saves in 20 matches. She already has 15 in three matches this season, and her save percentage is 71, eight points higher than last year. Sophomore outside back Lauren Silver said Burke has not only improved as a leader, but as a communicator. At least compared to last year, she communicates a lot, which really helps us, because we have to stay organized, Silver said. Im on the post during the bulk of corner kicks, so if theyre kicking it and it goes out, shell tell me to push up and stay in the post, and kind of direct me what to do. I just listen to her and feed off her information. Burke has a grasp on the starting goalkeeper spot, but Burleigh isnt guaranteeing anything in the future. Throughout the season, Burke will compete with 5-foot-9 freshman Valerie Tysinger for starts. A leg injury Tysinger suffered during a preseason scrimmage has hindered her progress so far. I wouldnt say [Burkes starting job] is on lock, Burleigh said. Its going to be a battle all year long between those two. Taylor has a little bit of a heads up on it because of the fact she got to start Burke is used to campaigning for starters minutes. She competed with senior Brooke Chancey for the job in 2011 and earned 18 of the 25 starts.  Once again, Burke will embrace the challenge. Vals been working hard in practice every single day, Burke said. She pushes me and I push her back and forth to get better. When No. 22 Florida (1-1-1) faces No. 1 Florida State (2-0-0) in Tallahassee tonight at 7, Burke will try to withstand one of the most electric attacks in the nation. FSU forwards Tiffany McCarty and Jessica Price combined for 22 goals and 15 assists a year ago. Burke hopes to build on her solid weekend with another one. [Last weekend] was a good step forward, Burke said. I just need to keep working on things in practice and just keep moving forward.Burke excelling in net for Florida after disappointing 2012 debutBurke UF FACES TEXAS TODAY AT 4:30 IN UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Staff Writer Because the average height for Florida A&M, Florida Gulf Coast and FIU is 5 feet 11 inches, its no surprise that 6-foot-2 Chloe Mann and 6-foot Campus USA Credit Union Invite last weekend. However, kills will be harder to come by today as No. 18 Florida (3-0) takes on No. 2 Texas (4-0) at the Nike Big Four Classic in University Park, Pa., at 4:30. The Longhorns pin hitters and middle blockers have an average height of almost 6 feet 3 inches. This Texas team is going to be one of those teams in the mix to win it all because of their talent, coach Mary Wise said. This may be the best blocking team we face all year. Theyre big and physical. Last season the Longhorns ranked 12th in blocks per set with 2.77. This season is no different for Texas. So far, theyve already racked up 21 solo blocks and 56 block assists. Because of the Longhorns height and blocking ability, the Gators will be relying heavily on their serving. Because Texas cant block the serve, its our best chance at getting the ball past the net, Wise said. Serving, in truth, is going to be a really big part of our teams ability to score points. Were very happy with the serving thus far out of Simone (Antwi) and Berkley (Whaley). Now the challenge is to do that on the road in a new gym. Last weekend Florida accumulated 25 service aces, 36 percent of which came from Antwi, a redshirt freshman. She also led the Gators in aces during every match last weekend. Shes really taken ownership of it, said Wise after Saturdays game. Shes going to make some errors, but when she gets her hand on it, that ball comes from a high contact point and drops. Its like shes got a wicked cur veball or a slider that goes away from the passers. It could be pretty exciting long term. Leading the Gators by four aces is quite an accomplishment for the middle blocker, considering that at this time last year she wasnt even allowed to serve in practice. Wise thought serving wasnt a worthwhile use of Antwis practice time. Me and Dave (Boos) worked on serving during preseason, so we broke it down and did it step-by-step until it came together, Antwi said. This weekend, serving (is) important to get them out of their system so they cant really hit some of those crazy angles that they do. Although Wise believes that serving will be Floridas best opportunity to score points this weekend, there will need to be weekend, when they accounted for 26 service errors, 15 of which came against FGCU. about anybody we play all season, Wise said. Its just a matter of how do we generate enough points against two teams that are going to be in the mix for the national championship come December. But what a great opportunity for us early on, to see where we stand and know that these types of matches are only going to help us down the road. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@ alligator.org.Antwis serve key vs. tall UT UF Volleyball SOCCER

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JOE MORGAN Alligator Staff Writer During halftime on Saturday, Florida coach Will Muschamp will have to make a choice: Jacoby Brissett or Jeff Driskel. Nearly six months have passed since the March 14, but heading into the season opener against Bowling Green, Florida still does not have a starting quarterback. They both deserve the right to play, Muschamp said. Theyve earned that and they both deserve the right to start. They both have had really good camps. As Muschamp and offensive coordinator Brent Pease have constructed the rotation, each quarterback will play a quarter in the Brissett and Driskel will each have 15 minutes to try to earn the starting job against Texas A&M. You just have to go with whos moving the team, Pease said. The good thing about this is that theyre going to be in real game-time situations. After a fall camp veiled in ambiguity, Muschamp sat down with his quarterbacks to share his plan for the season opener. As Muschamp explained the rotation, Brissett did not bother to hone in on the speI wasnt really paying attention to it, Brissett said. I knew I was going to play, thats it. Thats all that really mattered. I was there, but when I heard that both of us were going to play, then all right, then thats all that matters. As long as we both play. Driskel came into the meeting expecting a different development. I thought they were going to name a starter, but I knew it was going to be difwant to be the guy to have to pick between us. As of Thursday night, Muschamp had yet to announce which quarterback would take joked UF should leave it up to chance. of the coin, see who gets it. When Brissett committed to UF in 2011, he was joining a class already headlined by Driskel, the nations No. 1 quarterback recruit. Brissett ranked third overall signed late with Florida instead of Miami, his mothers preference. Once Brissett signed his letter of intent, he issued a challenge to Driskel. [Driskel] will have to prove to me every day, every year that hes going to be better than me for him to win that starting spot, Brissett said on Feb. 4, 2011. Driskel, who got a head start on the competition by enrolling in Januray 2011, originally bested Brissett coming out of preseason camp last year. The Oviedo native was No. 2 on the depth chart heading into the 2011 campaign. However, as the season progressed, Brissett eventually passed Driskel on the depth against Auburn on Oct. 15, 2011. Meanwhile, regular-season games, including two starts. Both quarterbacks have their faults. Pease said Driskel needs to work on protecting himself on the run and still making quick decisions. Ive never really been one to slide or want to get out of bounds, but Im going to have to be careful this year and not take too many shots if I dont have to. Brissetts problem revolves around his pocket awareness, Pease said. The West Palm Beach native gets comfortable in the pocket. Make a quick decision and go vertical, Pease said. Vertical runs, and protect yourself. Despite their shortcomings, both quarterhas been impressed by their improvement since spring practice. They have both done a really good job with how theyve handled the situation and how they progressed, Pease said. It right now. Pease is committed to employing the two-quarterback strategy against Bowling Green, but nothing is set in stone beyond this weekend. Muschamps plans for the signal-callers moving forward are equally uncertain. Could the rotation return in Week 2? I dont know tough to answer, Pease said. I dont think so. Thats my gut feeling. I dont know if its sustainable from there. It depends how they play, I guess, and what they create. I dont know. Ask me that in a week. I dont know that answer. Driskel added: Obviously, thats not the ideal situation, but if thats what it comes down to, were going to have to make it work. Pease and Driskel are not inclined to believe lightning can strike thrice at Florida. Most recently, the Gators experienced success with the duo of Chris Leak and Tim Tebow in 2006. With Leak manning the aerial attack and Tebow establishing the power run game, Florida cruised to a 13-1 record and won its second national title in school history. The Gators succeeded with the LeakTebow model as a result of moderation. Tebow would run the occasional play-action pass or throw a jump ball into the back of the end zone every once in a while, but Leak was the go-to guy. Leak threw 91.5 percent of Floridas passes in 2006. Rewind all the way back to 1997 to Gainesville, one similar to the BrissettDriskel race. Former Gators coach Steve Spurrier famously alternated quarterbacks Noah Brindise and Doug Johnson in No. 10 Floridas upset victory against top-ranked Florida State in 1997. The Gators win against the feated a No. 1 team at Florida Field. Spurrier decided to start Brindise while driving his son, Scottie, to school. I said, Who should I start? Spurrier said. And he said, When Noah has started, youve never lost a game, have you? I said, Hey, thats right. Ill put him out there for play, and they were both good. The Brindise-Johnson duo completed 18 of 34 passes for 318 yards, including a 63yard connection between Johnson and wide receiver Jacquez Green on Floridas gamewinning touchdown drive. When you rotate quarterbacks, it can work one or two games or so, Spurrier said. But then after that, it sort of quits working. But as a change of pace, theres nothing wrong with playing two quarterbacks. Spurrier has not had the same success with multiple signal-callers at South Carolina. Two separate quarterback battles involving Stephen Garcia have both spiraled out of control in the past four years. Last October, Garcia was dismissed from the team. Now that the Gamecocks have Connor heading into the 2012 campaign, Spurrier said, Its been a little more peaceful around here. No matter who ultimately earns Muschamps allegiance, the lengthy decision process speaks volumes there is no job security for Gators quarterbacks this season. Whether Brissett or Driskel line up under center, each quarterback will always need to make an extra read over his shoulder. The other guys got to be ready, Pease said on Aug. 8. Hes going to be the most popular guy in town anyway. You never know when your opportunity is. It could be one play in the season, it could come down to one play in a season. Driskel and Brissett both got a taste of the Last season, John Brantley was sidelined twice after suffering a leg injury against Alabama and sustaining a concussion against Florida State. That need to be ready at all times is why Brissett and Driskel keep working. I dont think Ill be competing harder, because I think I am going as hard as I can and doing everything to help it, Driskel said. Im just going to prepare the same and be ready if my name gets called. Brissett added: The battle will never end. Every day is a struggle and you got to go out and compete as hard as you can. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org. KICKOFFEditor Greg Luca Cover Photo UF Communications Cover Design Aundre Larrow Alligator, Friday, August 31, 2012 UF defense vs. BGSU offense UF offense vs. BGSU defense TE WR CB RT DE RG DT C LG NT LT DE ROV MLB BUCK FB WR CB QB RB SS FS Jacoby Brissett/Jeff Driskel Mike Gillislee BooBoo Gates Ryland Ward Quinton Dunbar Shaun Joplin Jaylen Watkins or Loucheiz Purifoy Marcus Roberson or Cody Riggs Darrin Kitchens Josh Evans Matt Elam Jon Bostic Jelani Jenkins Dominique Easley Omar Hunter Sharrif Floyd Lerentee McCray Jordan Reed Chris Gallon Trey Burton Alex Bayer Matt Schilz Anthon Samuel Frankie Hammond Tyler Beck Cameron Truss Zach Colvin Gabe Martin Chris Jones Dwayne Woods Jairus Campbell Paul Swan Charlie Walker DeVon McKoy Chaz Green Fahn Cooper Jon Halapio Dominic Flewellyn Jonotthan Harrison David Kekuewa James Wilson Alex Huettel Xavier Nixon Jordon Roussos TE WR CB RT RG DT C LG NT LT DE WILL SAM WR FB CB QB RB SS FS DecisionThe Alligator File Photo Allligator File Photo Brissett, Driskel still battling for starting role They both deserve the right to play. Theyve earned that and they both deserve the right to start.Will MuschampUF coach WR Bart Tanski (shoulder) DE Ron Goble (ankle) RB Jordan Hopgood OUT PROBABLE SUSPENDED CB Jeremy Brown (knee) Neiron Ball (ankle) OL D.J. Humphries (knee) DE Ronald Powell (knee) OL Matt Patchan (pectoral) S DeAnte Saunders (hamstring) OUT DOUBTFUL PROBABLE BUCK MIKE

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GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writer A 7-6 season is not acceptable at Flor ida. Neither is a reputation as a soft football team, one coach Will Muschamp tagged the group with after a 21-7 loss to Florida State in the Swamp on Nov. 26. Those distinctions have left an indelible mark on the Gators who suffered through 2011. You always remember it, Trey Burton said. Even when Im 40, Ill still remember my sophomore year at the University of Florida. Youve always got to keep it in the back of your mind, and strive not for it to happen again. I dont think itll ever get put out of our mind, until maybe about January, at the end of the season, Frankie Hammond Jr. said. To me, thats a motivation for our whole team. Muschamp wants that sting to linger. He wants his players to use it to get stronger and faster, to spark a turnaround in his second year at the helm. Offensive tackle Chaz Green said the Gators took being called soft personally. The pejorative label hung in the players minds throughout the offseason. Just the way Muschamp wanted it to. You never put last season behind you, Muschamp said. Youve got to learn from it and move forward and let it motivate you. Thats what weve done as a staff, and as a team. Step 1 of that transformation started just one day after the 2011 season ended, when new director of strength and conditioning Jeff Dillman came aboard. Under a new weightlifting program ers added pounds of muscle in an effort to shake the soft designation. level of our players has gained a lot from the standpoint of were stronger, and were ago, Muschamp said. We were a young team last year and a lot of these guys really bought in to what we were doing in the weight room, and we have gotten stronger. Weve made tremendous strides. Step 2 was a more physical fall training camp. The Gators were forced to minimize full-contact practices and cut back on reps in fall 2011 because of a lack of depth. offseason, taking it easy was hardly a concern in 2012. nal fall scrimmage. Last season, the Gators were hesitant to run more than 80. This year was a physical camp, it was hard, linebacker Jon Bostic said. We knew we were going to have to go through it, to prove we were going to be a physical team this year. Were going to practice hard, Muschamp said. When you have good depth on your football team, youre able to do that. Were going to go good-on-good every day. Thats how you get better. Thats how you improve. urday at 3:30 p.m., when Bowling Green travels to The Swamp to kick off the new season. The Gators are eager to wash the taste of 2011 from their mouths. Their last game on Florida Field was the loss to Florida State that earned Muschamps ire. A week earlier, Florida over embarrassment against FCS opponent Furman. The last time we played in our stadium, we didnt coach or play very well, Muschamp said. [Were] looking forward to getting back in front of our stands. Muschamp will also see the unveiling of new offensive coordinator Brent Peases fresh, motion-based attack. Hell have a chance to see the ongoing quarterback battle between Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett spill over into real games. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said hes looking for physicality, communication, tackling and a defense hungry to set the tone after the way 2011 ended, despite their No. 8 ranking in total defense. The players are only looking for another chance. Were just trying to get back to where we were, Green said. We know we can be playing Florida football. We didnt have the best showings offensively the last few times we were here, so we should think of this as a new year, where we redeem ourselves. We want to get back on top, and we came here to win, Hammond said. Thats the bottom line. Thats the standard here chip on our shoulders. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. 3,KICKOFF, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 Alligator File PhotoUF coach Will Muschamp called his team soft last season. The Gators have used that UF FOOTBALLTougher Gators looking to rebound, ditch soft label in 2012 The last time we played in our stadium, we didnt coach or play very well. [Were] looking forward to getting back in front of our stands.Will MuschampUF coach



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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 8 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida RTS breaks ridership record twice during first week of classesThe second record broke Wednesday, pg. 8. UF partners with companies to reduce carbon emissionsEmissions from campus laundry machines will be offset, pg 3. Man arrested after throwing toddler 7 feet across roomThe 23-month-old suffered a fractured hip, pg 5. Outnumbered UF Republicans optimistic after RNC, read the story on page 3. 91 /72 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffUF President Bernie Machen addressed faculty in his annual State of the University address Thursday. Machen commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land Grant Act, which laid the foundation for UFs creation. ADMINISTRATION ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterDespite a shaky economic atmosphere and state funding that remains anemic, the state of the university is strong, UF President Bernie Machen assured faculty during his State of the University address Thursday. Someone once said. summer is when said. But not for Gators. Over the summer, the Olympics, UF researchers helped disuniversitys research grants totaled $644.4 Summer also marked the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land Grant Act, signed in 1862, which laid the foundation for UF, Machen said. It sought to provide access to national progress. Access is something the university is doing quite well, he said. threats to those tenets, Machen said. Despite that, UF has managed to keep its erage, and 61 percent of graduates in the Machen said his successor would have a lot to look forward to. Of his planned departure from UF, he said, Im not ready to dwell on that ending yet. Contact Erin Jester at ejester@alligator.org.Machen assures faculty UF is still strong,leader in achievements ANDREA CARROZAlligator Contributing Writer Gators need to take care not to overheat in The Swamp. The temperatures during Saturdays footgrees, and UF wants to make sure students and fans stay safe. The conditions inside the can cause heat exhaustion, dehydration and heat stroke. Slather yourself with sunscreen, said Catherine Seemann, marketing coordinator at the Student Health Care Center. Youre going to want to take in a quart of water an hour. She said students can also drink Gatorade, melon or celery can help as well. Anyone consuming alcohol should especially monitor his or her intake, Seemann said. sure you are taking an appropriate amount of water and staying out of the sun, Seemann said. During last years 3:30 p.m. game against were treated for heat-related illnesses, said Bryan Flood, director of operations at the University Athletic Association. Dance freshman Jean Shuman, 18, said shes taking precautions to avoid having heattaking water to the game, she plans on wearing sunscreen and an airy T-shirt. But 24-year-old architecture senior Shawn Crews does not intend on wearing sunscreen.Gators should beware heatrelated illness on gameday THE HELICOPTER LEFT TO HELP VICTIMS OF HURRICANE ISAAC. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterThere was a Black Hawk down on Flavet Field on Thursday afternoon. The UF Army ROTC had a demonstration for new cadets with various assault weapons, Humvees and a helicopter full of medevac soldiers. whipped out phones and took pictures victims of Hurricane Isaac. But there were still plenty of toys to gawk at, and 23-year-old criminal justice senior Chris Van Aken was eager to show them off. mm grenade launcher, Van Aken said, grinning and pointing to a thigh-high military machine on a tripod. Its a devastating weapon. tomatic weapons, including a gun with a special attachment that allows it to shoot New cadets took their contracting oath, in which they swear to honor their contracts with the military and to serve their country. career, said Heather Seidl, a 26-year-old health care management senior. The demonstration also showcased Black Hawk holds demo for ROTC studentsSEE HEAT, PAGE 4 SEE ARMY, PAGE 4 Slather yourself with sunscreen.Catherine Seemannmarketing coordinator at the Student Health Care Center This is the beginning of their military career.Heather Seidlhealth care management senior

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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 VOLUME 107 ISSUE 8 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 FORECAST TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY TODAY THUNDER STORMS 88/73 THUNDER STORMS 88/72 THUNDER STORMS 89/71 PARTLY CLOUDY 92/70 THUNDER STORMS 91/72 WHATS HAPPENINGTheatre Strike Force performance at GatorNights! Theatre Strike Force, UFs premier improv and sketch comedy group, will be having a GatorNights! show today at the Orange & Brew, on the ground floor of the Reitz Union, and it will start at 9 p.m. If you are interested in learning improv with us at our academy or simply want more information about the club, please like Theatre Strike Force on Facebook. Student Occupational Therapy Association meeting The Student Occupational Therapy Association will have its first meeting of the semester today at 12:50 p.m. in room G301 of the Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy Building. At the meeting, we will go over upcoming events and ways to get involved in the community. If you have any questions, check out our website at sota.phhp.ufl.edu. Dancin Gators Choreographers Showcase All students interested in dancing and becoming involved this semester are encouraged to come. The showcase will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Broward Hall basement. The location is subject to change. For more information, visit www. dancingators.weebly.com. Informational meetings about becoming a mentor Are you interested in being a mentor in the Gainesville community? Learn about four mentoring programs (After School Gators, Gator Teen Mentors, Project MASCOT and Motiv8) more information, contact Dennis@UCVlog.com. Black Law Student Association general body meeting BLSA is the newest organization at UF for students interested in admission to law school. It will be hosting key speakers throughout the year, free Kaplan LSAT services and networking with neys from across the country. The 5 p.m. in Pugh Hall, Room 210. For more information, visit www. facebook.com/UniversityFloridaBlsaPreLaw. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to skinonen@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. at one of their informational meetings. Choose a date that fits your schedule and mark your calendars: Wednesday at 7 p.m. or Thursday at 6 p.m. All meetings will be held in Reitz Union Room 346. Visit www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/involved. html#mentor or www.facebook.com/UFCLS for more information. Business fraternity recruitment Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities. Recruitment begins Tuesday. If youre a business or accounting major looking to get more involved on campus and meet motivated, like-minded students, Delta Sigma Pi could be the organization for you. This co-ed business organization is focused on member development and community involvement. Find out more at www.facebook.comDspBetaEtaRecruitmentFall2012. Gainesville Crohns and Colitis Support Group If you have inflammatory bowel disease, come find support with others on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The group is very welcoming and everybody understands what youve been through. Meetings are held at the American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, 2121 SW 16th St. For

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffRepublican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday. MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterKaty Melchiorre knows shes outnumbered on UFs campus. She and other student Republicans are reminded when they set up their red banner by the Reitz Union or when they pass out information about the Republican Partys platform. Sometimes, theyre met with anger, but usually theyre ignored. After all, she said, UF is known for being orange and well blue. With election season near ing, she and other Republican student leaders are preparing campus. And with their groups fueled with excitement from the Republican National Convention, they said theyre preparing for an uphill battle. bered by Democrats on this campus, said Melchiorre, chair of UFs College Republicans. In opinion, to really let our message sink in with students. Aside from the stereotype that college students are liberal, election data shows that on-campus voters largely leaned toward the Democratic Party in the past election cycle. In the 2008 presidential election, the Reitz Union saw 3,923 votes cast. Of that, 70.14 percent were for Barack Obama, and 27.84 percent were for John McCain. UF law student and volunteer at the RNC, said he saw a few Gators at the convention but from all over the U.S. Students realize this message is the message of the future, he said. And its going to be on us. As UFs Democratic organizations gear up for the Democratic National Convention, Republican students are reveling in the political high of the RNC, especially after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romneys speech Thursday. It was just a good time to be a Republican, said Frank Moehrle, chair of Gators for Romney. The 21-year-old UF political science senior said he feels the struggle to get student voters to pay attention to their message but said his party is growing stronger and stronger in Florida. He said they now have more cluding the major cities, dedicated to getting voters to the polls for the Republican ticket. is starting to see more and more its government. City Commissioner Todd Chase, a Republican, joined the all-Democrat dias in 2011. Republican Susan Baird was elected to the Alachua County Commission after the 2010 race. However, Moehrle said hes aiming for a 40 percent Republican turnout on campus. He cant turn the tide, but he said he can enough times to realize that. Regardless of what happens with the presidential election on campus, he said, his focus is on a larger prize. I dont know if well necessarily win on campus, Moehrle will win the state in November. Contact Meredith Rutland at mrutland@alligator.org.UF Republicans optimistic after RNC ITS THE FIRST UNIVERSITY IN FLORIDA TO DO SO. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterUF is one step closer to reducing its carbon footprint. The university announced Wednesday its partnership with ASI Campus Laundry Solutions and Neutral Gator to create carbon-neutral laundry operations on campus. ASI is offsetting carbon emissions produced by laundry machines in all of UFs residence halls, said Laurel Nesbit, a program assistant in the ganization that focuses on reducing effects from carbon emission by creating offsets. According to its website, a carbon offset is a credit from a project resulting in less carbon dioxide than would regularly occur. Executive Director Jacob Cravey said Neutral Gator makes offsets possible by reducing energy consumption in Gainesvilles lowincome houses. The efforts include upgrading showerheads and lightbulbs to cient alternatives. Volunteers also plant trees native to Florida to capture carbon dioxide. Cravey said Neutral Gator planted about 10,000 trees last year, which created the carbon offsets it then sold. ASI is offsetting 754,884 kilowatt-hours of electricity and natural gas and about 3,774,000 gallons of water to total 488 tons of carbon emissions through its national cor porate offset program Carbon Les, according to the press release. ASI Executive Vice President Dasity the company has partnered with university in Florida to have carbonneutral laundry operations, he said. UF has a goal to be carbon-neutral by 2025, Nesbit said. This is an important step. UFs athletic association is already carbon-neutral, she said. Neutral Gator has been providing offsets to Gator Athletics for the We continue to push the envelope at a national level, he said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org.UF partners with green companies to reduce laundry carbon emissionsCravey It was just a good time to be a Republican.Frank Moehrlechair of Gators for Romney

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the ROTCs three clubs: the Gator Guard Drill Team, the Raiders and Ranger Challenge. Although each club is physically demanding, the three groups are unrelated in their goals. The Raiders prepares cadets for tactical missions, and the Gator Guard practices drill routines to use in ceremonies. The Ranger Challenge is the Army ROTCs varsity sport, though its far different from anything with a scoreboard. It features a series of events such as orienteering, where teams use course. Another task is to build a foot water obstacle. While the clubs on display are rigorous, the weekly lab ROTC stu dents take as a part of their academ ic schedule can be just as intense. English and criminology senior, said one day he and about 18 ROTC classmates were running a patrol on an area in the woods for training. They began to clean up the prac tice site when one of the members found a backpack. Their instructor had planted it there. He told us there was an invis ible IED [improvised explosive de vice] in there, and eight of us died, had to carry them all the way back to the assembly area. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@alBaseball hats are the only sunscreen I wear, he said. Whether students are cau tious or not, Flood said there will be numerous misting Stadium. Handheld fans and small cooling towels will be dis tributed before the game for free. Flood said people who wish to leave The Swamp to cool off can go to the OConnell Center, where the game will be playing on large video screens. Gate 1 will be open for fans wanting to escape the heat. According to information from the Student Health Care Center, signs of dehydration include: Symptoms of heat exhaus tion include: If you experience any of the above, sit down in the If the symptoms continue, seek immediate medical at tention. ALLIGATOR Phillip Nunley / AlligatorSean Lynch, an applied physiology and kinesiology sophomore, gives instruction during a UF Army ROTC event on Flavet Field on Thursday. KATHERINE HAHNAlligator Contributing Writer cently ranked UF as the American public university with the largest undergraduate Jewish population. is 17 percent of the Student Body, ac Despite these numbers, UF doesnt cancel classes on Jewish hol idays, a practice that inconveniences some students and upsets others. UFs academic calendar does not though some major Christian holi days fall during term breaks. Giving students off for Jewish holidays isnt simple, because not everyone celebrates every holiday on the Jewish calendar, said Jack Kugelmass, director of UFs Jewish Studies program. The solution is let students take the holidays they want to take and have faculty be sensitive to those days, he said. Chelsea Graubert, a visual art studies junior, said she gives pro fessors advance notice of her obser vance but worries the scheduling wont work. make sense for UF to cancel classes on several Jewish holidays. We get other major holidays off, so I dont see what the difference is, Graubert said. Economics junior Deborah friends have had to complain to get some of their professors to resched ule important tests. Last week, Provost Joseph Glov er sent an email reminding colleges that students and faculty must work together to accommodate holy days. But students need to inform profes Executive Director and CEO of UF Hillel Keith Dvorchik said giv ing students Jewish holidays off is complicated because other religious groups might ask for their holidays Over the years, some Jewish stu dents and parents have complained to him about not getting the holi days off. A students parents once argued the university would never hold classes on Easter Sunday. Dvorchik agreed. First of all, youre right, because its a Sunday, he told them.Despite large Jewish population, UF doesnt observe holidays BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Staff WriterThe UF Supreme Court unanimously approved a referendum that would ask students whether or not they think UF should move forward in forcing publica owned racks. The referendum, brought to the Su preme Court by Sen. David Bradshaw, Tuesday for the Supreme Court to de mand the supervisor of elections to in clude the referendum on the October ballot, said Chief Justice Matt Michel. UFs administration wants all publi cations on campus to be placed in black, modular racks. This controversial move would cause problems for The Indepen dent Florida Alligator, which uses its or ange racks to attract readers. Bradshaw said the administration made the decision due to issues in safety, security, sustainability and aesthetics. Some justices were concerned about whether the referendum would still be relevant by elections. Justice Alex An drade said should the situation with the newsracks change, the Supreme Court would need to recon vene and amend the referendums word ing to make it still ap plicable for voting. He said the Alligator is important to students, especially when it comes to reporting about Student Government elections. Contact Ben Brasch at bbrasch@alligator.org.UF Supreme Court passes referendum about racks POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR TWO SUSPECTS. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterUniversity Police are investigating an incident in which a man had a gun inside a Shands at UF parking garage Thursday afternoon. Police detained one man and were look ing for two other people suspected of be ing connected to the incident Just before 2 p.m. Thursday, UPD re ner of Archer Road and Newell Drive, ac cording to a UPD press release. Shortly after, UF sent out an alert to stu dents saying there was an armed man in the parking garage. Several messages fol lowed clarifying the scenario and giving a brief description of one person involved. that two men and a woman were arguing A witness, according to the release, told police that during the argument, one of the men pulled out a handgun. said UPD Capt. Jeff Holcomb. There were no reported injuries, accord ing to a UF alert. At this point, police are interviewing the man they detained to ask him about the other people involved, Holcomb said. the scene. If you have any information, please con Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@ alligator.org.Man brings gun to Shands at UF parking garageMilitary clubs prepare young cadets ARMY, from page 1 HEA T, from page 1Misting locations will be set up in the statidum Michel The solution is let students take the holidays they want to take and have faculty be sensitive to those days.Jack KugelmassJewish Studies program director UF has largest Jewish undergrad population in U.S.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Rachel Crosby / AlligatorSecret GardenSungyong Ha, 52, picks fresh sesame leaves from the Student Agricultural Gardens on Thursday afternoon. Ha uses the leaves for a traditional Korean pork belly dish. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterGainesville Police arrested a man accused of child abuse after an injured toddler ar rived at the emergency room. Police charged Dallis Brandon Young, 22, of 1425 SW 42nd St., with aggravated child abuse early Thursday, according to a GPD arrest report. At about 2 a.m. Thursday, police responded to a call at Pediatric Emergency Room at Shands at UF to assist the Flor ida Department of Children and Families in a child abuse case, police said. A 23-month-old toddler was brought to the emergency room with a fractured hip and heavy bleeding on her chest and face, according to the report. Young, a dietary technician at the Gainesville Health Care Center and the toddlers stepfather, told medical staff that the child fell from a couch, according to the report. The staff knew Young had lied to them, because the childs injuries did not match Youngs story. Young changed his story several times when he talked him to the GPD Criminal Investigation Division for questioning. Meanwhile, emergency room staff performed surgery on the child, police said. After being questioned for about two hours, Young told detectives his previous four stories were false and explained what had happened. On Wednesday evening, Young left the child alone in the kitchen for about 10 minutes. While he was out of the kitchen, the toddler poured a box of infant cereal onto the ground near the kitchen table. According to the report, when Young got back, he lost his temper and threw the child about 7 feet from the kitchen onto the living room couch. The child landed between the couch and an ottoman. Young walked over and pushed the child down in the space between the two pieces of furniture, which broke the toddlers left hip, according to the report. After his arrest, Young told police he was sorry about what had happened and wanted to get help for his anger problem, according to the report. Police booked Young into Alachua County Jail at 2:44 a.m. Thursday. As of press time, Young remained in jail with a bond set at $5,000. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org.Man arrested after throwing toddler 7 feet across roomNATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES Jack Wyard is 92 and sees no reason to surrender his car keys, not to mention the freedom he has to get up and go anywhere he wants, whenever he wants. After all, he said, two years ago he got a perfect score on his written test to renew his license. I dont know what to suggest for anyone else, but Im still comfortable on the highway, and I enjoy driving, the retired sales manager from Los Angeles said Thursday. A day earlier, a 100-year-old man who was attempting to back his Cadillac out of a grocery store parking lot struck and injured 14 people, 11 of them children. Three children remained hospitalized Thursday, police said. The accident in front of a South Los Angeles elementary school where children had lined up to buy afterschool treats brought up a debate over how old is too old to keep driving. Is it 80? Or 90? And should anyone past 100 be allowed behind the wheel? With the American Automobile Association reporting that 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day, its a debate that will only intensify in coming years. I dont think there should be a set age because people age differently, said Ruth Nadel, 98, who was in her mid-80s when she decided it was time to hand over the keys to someone else.Crash injures 11 children, rekindles debate on upper driving age limitYoung I dont know what to suggest for anyone else, but Im still comfortable on the highway and I enjoy driving.Jack Wyardretired sales manager

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialFRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS 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 opinions@alligator.org, 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.Todays question: Would you join a lower-cost sorority?34 TOTAL VOTES36% YES 64% NOThursdays question: Will you buy tickets to the UF Performing Arts performances?Charlie Crist among last of dying breedIn an op-ed published last Sunday in the Tampa Bay Times, Charlie Crist, former Republican governor of Florida, sang President Barack Obamas praises and endorsed him for re-election this year against Mitt Romney. Although this is not particularly surprising for the onetime moderate Republican, it is yet another example of how moderates and centrists are being systematically cast out of ures. Crist governed as a moderate for one term and then decided to run for senator following Mel Martinezs departure in 2009. After losing in the Republican primary to Tea Party hero and ran in the 2010 general election against Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek, effectively splitting the Democratic vote and helping pave the way for a Rubio victory. Crist has remained an independent since then. In this age of hyperpartisanship and intense political polarization, Crists apparent conversion seems like a thing of fantasy, a storybook anecdote of a nostalgic time when it didnt appear that every member of the Republican Party wanted to require pregnant rape victims to bear their attackers children or give greed-driven oil companies free rein to blacken our waters and shores. But it isnt really Charlie Crist who changed that much. Rather, it is Crists party that has drifted so far to the right on so many issues that he has instead joined a club consisting of the likes of Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME). This club consists of the moderate Republicans who may have supported an Obama-backed policy at one point or another. You know soulless turncoat stuff. By now, this brand is a critically endangered species, teetering on the edge of extinction by the asteroid impact that was the Tea Party movement. Regrettably, this wipeout of the moderates has brought a surge in far right extremism, a barrage of rhetoric and legislation that undermines our democracy, our economy and our most basic rights. For those Republicans who dare defy this trend, the prize is heated criticism from Fox News or, better yet, a nice primary challenge. Take the economic crisis of 2008, directly caused by the greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street aided by widespread deregulation: Charlie Crist spoke very highly of President Obamas stimulus bill as it was being touted by the administration. Or the recent wave in statewide voter ID laws, meant to gain unfair advantage for Republicans by suppressing the vote for minorities, seniors and students; Crist has come out against these new laws. The result is ostracism from the GOP to the point that Crist will actually be speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week. Some may argue, quite fairly, that Crist is simply a wishywashy opportunist, quick to exploit the mass repugnance caused by the vitriolic gridlock plaguing our current political system. This is highly plausible. After all, Crist has never been a progressive by any means, and on many issues, like gun rights and marriage equality, he has been rather in lockstep with his former party. Still, there is certainly something to say about a politician unafraid to question or even directly oppose policy positions sacred to his own party, a phenomenon not often seen. If Crist truly does believe in the positions he espouses, then it shouldnt be considered opportunistic if he gains any political advantage as a result. It would simply mean that he has chosen to distance himself from ideas with which he disagrees and embrace those he supports. Maybe this is asking for too much. Moises Reyes is a journalism graduate student at UF. His column appears on Fridays.If the heat didnt get you this week, then the rain most so we hope all of you have invested in some sort of rainprotection gear. But its not Florida that has really been stomped on by storms this week. This brings us to the our-thoughts-are-with-LouisianaDarts & LaurelsFINALLY we give a well-someone-heard-our-prayers LAUREL to the Jersey Shore producers. Theyve mercifully decided to cancel the series once this season ends, because, like the saying goes, all good things have to come to an end but only after intense suffering. Dont Google this, just trust us: Courtney Stodden (the girl who married a LOST actor when she was 16 and he was errands under the humid sky, while nothing but utter sexappeal drips from my rill curvy-bod. ;-x) turned 18 this week and was immediately offered multiple opportunities to do porn. We give a stop-giving-attention-to-her-because-thatsgross DART to the porn industry. Yall can do better. Though we dont want to dwell on idle gossip, (Ginger) Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and comedian Russell Brand could be dating. We give a bangers-and-mash-and-other-Britishraunchy-puns LAUREL to the potential Hallibrand or Russri. We think they would be a really fun couple! Or maybe we just miss seeing Ginger Spice out and about. Did you hear Ann Romney speak on Tuesday night during the Republican National Convention? Did you know that the humble picture she was trying to paint didnt add up to an interview she gave in 1994? We give a sorry-but-you-willalways-be-fact-checked DART to Mrs. Mittens. You tried, but youre not going to pull the robot wool over our eyes. Texas has been trying to enact an election law that would require voters to have a photo ID. Some voters in Texas would have to drive potentially 250 miles round-trip just to acquire that ID, but not everyone can manage that. We give a wereglad-Washington, D.C.-is-messing-with-Texas LAUREL to the federal court who blocked the law Not only is Tropical Storm/Hurricane/Tropical Storm Mexico, this means well see gas prices go up even more than they already have. We give a come-on-stop-beating-everyone-up DART to that stupid Isaac storm Studies done in Sweden show that men and women who eat a little more than 2 ounces of chocolate per week will have a reduced risk of having a stroke. Men and women who ate chocolate, when compared to the participants who ate little to no chocolate, showed about a 19 percent lower risk of stroke. We give a thanks-but-also-couldnt-eating-a-lot-of-chocolatecause-other-diseases LAUREL to Swedish scientists you next week! Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Moises Reyesopinions@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 On Aug. 11, Republican presidential candidate the political world that he had chosen U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, from Wisconsin, as his running mate for the election. And thus, the dirty, muddy, slanderous political campaigning goes on. The Obama campaign has continued to tweet things like, Paul Ryan is an architect of the topdown GOP budget that cuts education, energy, & innovation even as it gives tax cuts to the wealthy. Tweets also included RomneyRyan: The Go Back Team and The no. 1 thing you need to know about Paul Ryan: Hes extremely conservativeat the expense of the middle class. Mudslinging is a political tactic that has been used for hundreds of years. During the 1820s, John Quincy Adams called Andrew Jacksons mother a prostitute and his wife an adulteress. While Romney and President Barack Obama arent going as far as saying that each others mothers were loose with gentlemen, they still sound like kindergarten bullies. There isnt completely conclusive evidence that a negative campaign will gain or lose voters. In 1994, the American Political Science Review published a study that suggested that attack adver tisements drive potential voters away. In 1996, the UCLA Center for Research in Society and Politics found the opposite. But there is a reason campaigns involve mudslinging: If someone is mean, instinct says be mean right back. However, this is one of the most politically divisive times in U.S. history since the antebellum era. The 112th Congress may be the least productive legislature since 1947, according to USA Today. While people complain about Obama not doing anything, the real problem is that Congress isnt doing anything. It is the presidents responsibility, however, to convince Congress to pass bills and to unite the legislative branch for the greater good of the country. Instead of tweeting about the other guys problems, his campaign should try tweeting solutions. While mudslinging may be effective in getting a candidate elected, it divides the two political parties. Right now we dont need a candidate who is good at being mean, and we dont need a candidate who won a dirty election. We need a candidate with the ability to lead. We need a candidate who can unite the two par on something and stop trying to repeal health care reform for the 31st time. Negative campaigning may be a good political strategy. It may work wonders for getting a caning if he or she isnt going to get anything done. Its easy to say that once the election blows over, all that negativity will be forgotten. But it wont. The two parties complain about each other more often than John Boehner gets a spray tan. Maybe, under a good leader, ly put aside their differences and work together but that doesnt candidates who are calling the other partys candidates big meanies. Dan Deshrochers is a columnist for the Arizona Daily Wildcat at the University of Arizona.Mudslinging in presidential campaigns obscures solutions UWireDan DeshrochersUWire An article released by the Associated Press last week reported that drivers have been paying record prices for gasoline. The national average for Aug. 20 was $3.72 per gallon, up from $3.58 a gallon in 2011. Judging by these numbers, we can observe that the cost of gas has risen dramatically, leaving many students posing the question, When, if ever, will prices begin to go down and stay down? Before we can discuss how we lower costs, lets look at what determines them. A myriad of factors come such as speculation, daily events, etc. However, the greatest factor that affects cost is supply and demand. If demand is greater than the amount of fuel being supplied, then naturally, prices will increase. If supply is greater than demand, prices will decrease. At this time, demand is greater than the supply. The U.S. is only one of many industrialized nations, much like China and India, that consumes large amounts of gasoline every day. We are competing in a globalized economy. In order to drive costs down, we need to increase the supply. While the U.S. is a major oil, we are trying to help feed the voracious appetite of growing nations all over the globe. That being understood, we need to increase domestic drilling in areas like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the untouched oil sands in Utah and Alaska; develop of harvesting existing oil and gas reserves; and continue the ongoing search for more untapped sources at home and abroad. Andrew Risavy is a columnist for the Central Florida Future at the University of Central Florida.Drilling efforts would quell rising gas pricesUWireAndrew Risavy UWire

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8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 John W. McLaughlin III / AlligatorFull buses were common on campus this week. A record-break ing 64,835 passengers rode buses Wednesday. JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff WriterAbout 63,000 people rode Regional Transit System buses Aug. 22, shattering numbers from 2011 to set a ridership record. This week, they broke the record again. RTS Marketing and Communications Supervisor Chip Skinner said 64,835 passengers rode the Gainesville buses on Wednesday, which surpassed last weeks record by 1,441 people. The record-setting data will get reported to state and federal agencies that determine RTS funding. Per capita, RTS is the No. 1 transit agency in the state. Last year, they made more than 10 million passenger trips, Skinner said. Skinner said Wednesdays are the heaviest ridership days because thats the day most UF and Santa Fe classes are held. Ruth Steiner, associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, said the new record is a testament to a well-designed transit system. Steiner also praised the bus schedule. She said many passengers dont even have to plan their trips because buses come so often. Historically, the second Wednesday of each Fall semester is our highest ridership of any day, Skinner said. We really are attributing this to the down economy more people are trying to save money by using transit. UF and Santa Fe College students comprise about 75 percent of the overall ridership, Skinner buses and 42 weekday routes. He said that as students learn their schedules, the crowds will even out. People riding buses means less congestion around campus and better air quality, Steiner said. Its good from a green perspective, Steiner said. The more students we get on the buses, the nicer it is for everyone in the community. coming to campus now than there was 15 to 20 years ago, because more students are on the buses, Steiner said. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@ alligator.org.RTS breaks ridership record twice over during first week of school We really are attributing this to the down economy more people are trying to save money by using transit.Chip SkinnerRTS Marketing and Communications Supervisor

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterIn the weeks after Panhellenic sorority recruitment, an alternative group is hoping to attract women who are looking for a different sisterhood experience. Delta Nu Zeta, a local sorority, ment for the UF Beta chapter in a couple of weeks. Not every girl will like Panhellenic, but some still want a sisterhood or a home away from home, said DNZ president Mina Radman, a 20-year-old journalism junior. UFs Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council or the Multicultural Greek Council. Radman said she hopes this independence helps her chapter gain a distinct identity. This Fall class will help shape what its going to be like, she said. We only exist here and [at] FSU. The FSU chapter was founded in 2003 and now has 27 active members. Rush for the UF chapter will be Sept. 10 to Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The location hasnt been selected, but potential members can stay up to date by visiting deltanuzetauf.weebly.com. Though Radman said she hopes to recruit a group of closeknit women, she said DNZ wont have some of the perks Panhellenic sororities have, like meal plans or houses. However, their dues will be much less than traditional sororities. UF Panhellenic Councils estimated average dues are $1,883 each semester, which covers meal plans, socials, T-shirts and other expenses. DNZ requires $200 each following semester. This is a much more low-key sorority experience, she said. But the sorority life might not appeal to everyone. Jamie Wilson, a 20-year-old journalism senior, said she didnt rush Panhellenic sororities because she thought they were cliquey. She wont rush DNZ either. I dont see the difference between it and other sororities, Wilson said. Its like a sorority for GDIs. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@ alligator.org. Not every girl will like Panhellenic, but some still want a sisterhood or a home away from home.Mina RadmanDelta Nu Zeta president POSSIBLE CHEATING OCCURRED IN ABOUT HALF OF THE TAKE-HOME EXAMS. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Dozens of Harvard University students are being investigated for cheating after have shared answers or plagiarized lease the name of the class, the students names or the exact number being investigated, citing privacy laws. The undergraduate class had a minimum of 250 students and possible cheating was discovered in roughly half the take-home exams, These allegations, if proven, represent totally unacceptable behavior that betrays the trust upon which intellectual inquiry at Harvard depends, President Drew Faust said. Each student whose work is in question has been called to appear before a subcommittee of the Har vard College Administrative Board, which reviews issues of academic integrity, said Jay M. Harris, dean of undergraduate Education. He emphasized that none of the allegations has been proven and said theres no evidence of widespread cheating at Harvard. The facts that are before us are that we have a problem in this one course, Harris said. Looking at the students we have and the work that they do, I would be loathe to say this is something that represents Har vard students generally. CAMPUS

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It fronts Archer Road & backs up to Hull Road!Beautiful newer laminate flooring.Enjoy convenient living with a pool & fitness center right next to UF. This top story, end unit is quiet, comfortable, has its own private washer/dryer, walk-in closet. NON SMOKERS. Owner agent 352-262-2871.Lease $699/m. 9-17-12-19-2 $500,private apt, greenspace; ceiling fans; patio with locking gate; near UF; prefer quiet,mature; 1824 NW 9th st; 352 284 3873;352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net 10-2-12-30-2 $650, 2 br, apt,pool, laundry, walk to UF,Shands,Vet School; ceiling fans;carpet & tile, some utils; prefer quiet mature; 352 376 080.352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net 10-2-12-30-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com Call/text 352-538-1550 9-19-12-20-22BR/1BA APARTMENT 7210 SW 45th Place. $525/moNo pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 9-7-1210-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $625/mo + $625 sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-764-1977, 941204-1304. 9-24-12-20-2 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-339-3329 or 352-494-6692 http://www.merrillmanagement.com/ 1BR 1BA Apt 1 BLOCK TO UF 1236 SW 4th Avenue $525/Mo Central H & Air, New Carpet & Paint Laundry on site. Parking Avail 9/1 or after 1BR Apt Robert Obrien Apts Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht Near Sams Club/Walmart $375/Mo Newly Remodled. 2901 NW 14th Street 8-31-12-5-2 Step Out Of Your Front Door and Into the Law School! 2398 SW 2ND Avenue 4BR/2BA, Fenced backyard Close to bus route & Shopping, Carpet/Tile Floors, Fresh Paint $1450/mo. Call 352-240-9001 12-5-12-71-2 ***** WALK TO UF *****3br/2bath with extra room that could be 4th bedroom. Wood floors, central heat & air. $1150/mth. 116 NW 7th Terr. Call 870-2760 9-19-12-15-2 4 Bed/3 Bath Luxury House $1350/mo close to EVERYTHING! UF, Shands, 75 (Williston/23rd) 2253 SW 41 Lane. Call now for showing! 352-610-1669 9-12-12-10-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 9-12-12-10-2 2 x 2.5 condo in Alexandria of Grantwood. Spacious 1300 sq. ft. unit with w/d, central a/c, granite countertops, and a back patio. 24/7 gated community with pool and racquetball. Located on bus routes 9 & 35. Call 954-699-3665 or email g8rboy9648@gmail. com Ask for Eddie 9-14-12-12-2 1BR/1BA available in 4/4 in beautiful gated countryside complex. $400/mo incl all utils, cable, internet, etc. Big Screen tv in living room! Looking for full year lease. 754-2815023 or Shahrouz.ebadian@gmail.com 9-6-12-5-2 3BR/3BA available in 3/3 in beautiful Windsor Park complex. $415/mo incl all utils, cable, internet, etc. Big Screen tv in living room! Looking for full year lease. 754-281-5023 or Shahrouz.ebadian@gmail.com 9-6-12-5-2 2BR/2BA newly remodeled condo in Timberway. All ceramic floor, W/D & refrigerator included. Quiet neighborhood. $800/ mo. Call Mike 352-222-8380 9-6-12-5-2 Walk to UF! 2/2 @ CAMPUS VIEW PLACE. Immediate Occupancy. Internet, Water & Sewer Included! $550/mo. roommate matched. $1100/mo. unmatched. 352-3764237 or www.campusviewplace.com 9-512-3-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 1ST 2 MONTHS RENT FREE! Sublease at GAINESVILLE PLACE. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA, $459/mo, fully furn, on bus rte, 24 hr fitness, volleyball, 2 pools, Move In Aug 18. 863-326-8231 Males only please 8-3112-7-3 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-28-12-85-4 $350 Newly Remodeled: ALL Inclusive, Utils, Std CableTV, SecureWiFi, Pvt BR/BA, W/D. Full/Kitchen, Furnished Common Area, 43"LCD TV/Stereo. On UF Bus Rte. OPEN MINDED. 954-854-9445 UTGcondos.com 8-31-12-20-4 UNIVERSITY COMMONS-across UF on Archer. Female roomate needed $350 plus 1/4 util. upper unit with vaulted ceiling. Contact Patti 239-370-9130 8-31-12-18-4 DUCKPOND SMALL FURNISHED ROOM in character home with cafe owner. $60/wk + 1 hour labor. Includes cable & utils. Call Mr. Sherwood 352-514-3409 9-10-1210-4 Two block from campus!!! Large Room in quite house. All utilities and parking included. $650 per month. Call Kevin 407-529-8909 or kechupp@gmail.com 9-13-12-10-4 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 www.alligator.org. 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 12-5-71-5 HOUSE FOR SALE/ FOR RENT Convenient! Well maintained home in NW area 4/B 2/B. Lots of room for the whole family or room mates close to schools stores and bus service. Many extras Must see to believe. $130,000.00 Call Larry at 1-352493-9220 8-31-12-11-5 BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-5-12-71-6

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ALLIGATOR BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-5-12-71-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-5-12-71-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-5-7-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-5-7-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-5-7-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-5-7-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-5-7-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-5-7-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-5-12-71-6 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-5-67-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 125-12-71-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-5-71-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 12-5-12-71-10 MUSIC STORE Studio PercussionBUY SELL TRADE LESSONS NEW USED Founded by UF Florida Alumni! Go Gators! facebook.com/StudioPercussionSpDrumShop 2512 NE 1st Blvd We are closest to UF! 10-4-30-10 WASHER & DRYERWhirlpool. Used very little. In good condition. White. $100/each. Call 352-336-5808 8-3112-3-10 Liquidation Sale & Public Auction--The Fly Fisherman. 1114 S Washington Ave,Titusville, FL. World Renowned Store Closing. Liquidation Sept 8 thru Sept 14, Auction Sept 15. Visit website for photos & details. No Buyer's Premium. Building For Lease or Sale. www.soldfor.com AB# 9 Cliff Shuler AU#14. Auctioneers & Liquidators, Inc. SS Real Estate Auctioneers 8-31-1-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-571-11 12-5-12-71-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 12-5-12-71-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 12-5-12-71-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-5-12-71-11 Road Rat Motors-Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters & will come to YOU! Daily pickups available. Lowest labor rates & quickest turnaround time around. Run by Gator Grads! 352-376-6275 RoadRatMotors.com 125-12-71-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-5-12-71-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 125-71-112011 50cc scooter Low Low Mileage $1200.00352-658-1505 9-6-12-10-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-5-71-12 We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 12-5-71-12 I BUY CARS TRUCKS Call Anytime Licensed 352-339-5158 8-31-12-32-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $1000 AND UP! 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!! VEHICLES STARTING AT $1000 PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 97 HONDA CIVIC $5999 99 HONDA ACCORD $5999 98 ACURA RL $6999 02 HONDA ACCORD $6999 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 01 TOYOTA CAMRY $6999 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $6999 00 HONDA ODYSSEY $7999 02 VOLVO STYPE $8999 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12

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12, ALLIGATOR 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 98 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $4999 00 ISUZU RODEO $5999 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 99 HONDA ACCORD $6999 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $6999 03 NISSAN SENTRA $6999 02 TOYOTA CAMRY $7999 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8999 04 TOYOTA COROLLA $8999 03 NISSAN ALTIMA $8999 04 TOYOTA CAMRY $10,999 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 Jeep Wrangler Sahara4 doors, black, hard top, new 33" Toyo tires, and manual 6 speed. $18,000, call 352-2340145. 9-14-12-21990 GRAND AMRed, 1 owner, 2-door, 5-speed manual. Runs good. 122K+ miles, new alternator, starter & water pump. Must sell. 538-2616 9-5-12-5-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-5-71-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-5-71-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 9-7-12-71-13 RESEARCH STUDY: Have you had a positive skin test for TB tuberculosis) and have NOT received BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin)? This is a study comparing two forms of skin testing preparations in PPD-positive persons, 18-60 years of age. If you think you are eligible to take part in this study, please contact Linda at 352-2739376. 9-21-12-21-13 Volunteers Needed: HOPE Horses Helping People, Inc. is seeking volunteers for our fall semester sessions. Please email us at ridingtherapy@gmail.com to become a part of our team. www.horseshelpingpeople.org 9-5-5-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be anINTERNIf you are enrolled as a UF or SFC student available to work 10-12 hours a week this summer, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by The Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-5-12-71-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 12-5-1271-14 Lifeguard $12.00/hr, Requires certification as Life Guard. 20 hrs/wknd. Additional hours may be available. Adult-Male patients in a Max-Security Mental Health Facility during pool rec therapy. Call Grady at 352-3758484 ext. 248. 9-11-30-14 Gator Dining Services is looking for students interested in part time work in one of our 45 dining locations on campus. We are looking for cooks, cashiers, baristas, and servers. Very flexible hours. Apply online at Gatordining.com or Reitz Basement B-73. Gator Dining Services/ARAMARK is an equal employment opportunity employer. 8-31-12-17-14 Attn Premeds: Private MCAT Tutor August 2011 MCAT: 40 (14P, 13V, 13B) A.B. in Molecular Biology, Princeton, 2011 500 hours of tutoring experience Email: mcherack@gmail.com (free consult.) 9-12-11-20-15 SANDYS SAVVY CHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING Great working environment. PT/FT positions available. Apply in person @ 4148 NW 13Tth St. 352-372-1226 sandysresale.com 9-611-14-14 PHONE REPS NEEDED ASAPFlexible Shifts, Must be Articulate and Reliable. 371-5888 x 111 or 6020 NW 4th Pl, Ste G 8-31-12-14 Work with the Gators! Apply in Person Gate 18 Ben Hill Griffin Concessions Ofc Part-Time Opportunities Great 2nd Job! Seasonal! 9-21-12-26-14 DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 9-28-12-30-14 SMOKERS NEEDED to participate in UF study assessing effects of different activities on cravings. COMPENSATION provided! Call 336-406-3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 9-4-10-14 Proforma Premier Branding is seeking INTERNS for the Fall Semester for PR, Marketing and Journalism, (general) business. College credit available. Young, energetic atmosphere. Email resume and schedule of availability to rkaruni@ufl.edu. 8-31-12-10-14 $$P/T Tutors for Fall 2012 (pay BOE): Tutor Santa Fe College students w/learning disabilities in English,psych, history, biology. Grad students preferred reports@academic-success.net 8-31-129-14 Womens Biomedical Technology Company part time female student assistant position social networking, sql, java, html, email 1 page resume to webmaster@mammacare.com 9-4-12-10-14 FEMALE SMOKERS! Do you want to quit smoking? Female smokers needed to participate in a smokingces sation study. You may be compensated.Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 870-6509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 9-1920-14 INACTIVE WOMEN (age 50 and up) needed to participate in a UF study assessing the accuracy of an advanced pedometer. $$$ provided! Call/email Allison at 336-406-3706 or fitbit10000@gmail.com 8-31-12-8-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 4148 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 12-5-12-71-14 Office Assistant/Checkout Person needed for busy dermatology practice. Knowledge of insurance and medical coding preferred but willing to train motivated individual. Duties include appt. scheduling, answering phones, collecting payments, and posting charges. FT, Mon.-Fri. 8-5pm with generous benefits. Prefer stable, mature individual. 2-year commitment desired. Please e-mail resume to ofmgrbeers@aol.com. 8-11-12-5-14 Progressive Company paying $4,800 to distribute brochures.Free report:write DRYTECH Systems,Suite #CL 43698,19871 Nordhoff St,Northridge,CA 91324 9-17-1217-14 Quality child caring center is looking for dedi cated people who love working with children. FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA in education. Benefits available with FT. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 9-6-12-10-14 STUDENT WORK GREAT PAY$14.50 base/appt -FT/PT openings Customer sales/service all ages 17+ CALL NOW 352-505-9105 12-5-12-70-14 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Bonnie Coats at 273-9014 9-28-12-27-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 125-12-69-14 1800GOTJUNK is hiring outgoing/fit gals/ guys for part time Service Team shifts. Student or recent graduate preferred. +21 age req'd for insurance. $9 $15/hr. Email cover letter & resume to clantax@gmail.com 8-31-12-5-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT for real estate office. Hours 9-5 Mon, Wed, Fri each week. Tasks include taking rent payments, answering phone, filing, writing letters. Min 1-yr commitment expected. Starting pay $8.00/hr. Good PT job for student. Please send resume and cover ltr to rabell@atlantic.net No phone calls please. 12-5-12-69-14 Scientists at the University of Florida Dept of Medicine are conducting a study that examines how two drugs interact with each other. Participants must be healthy, between the ages of 21-50. Compensation will be given. Contact Bonnie Coats at 273-9014 9-7-914 ANIMAL CARE TECHAnimal Company LLC needs FT/PT(min 3 weekdays 9-5:30) to wash dishes and take care of rodents and snakes for reptile farm located in town of Newberry. Apply in person at Newberry Commercial Park 25205 NW 8th Place STE 20 or send email to theanimalcompany@ bellsouth.net. No calls please! 8-31-12-514 Seeking recent grads or current students in Psy. (ABA preferred), Sp. Ed., or related field. Duties include implementing exercise routines for individuals with developmental disabilities and clerical work. Full and part time hrs available between 8:30 AM 5:00 PM. Contact Mark for more info at lister@behavioralsupports.com. 8-31-12-5-14 Seeking recent grads or current students in Psy. (ABA preferred), Sp. Ed., or related field to work with children with autism in the Gainesville and Ocala areas. Contact Mark at lister@behavioralsupports.com 8-31-125-14 PROPERTY MANAGER FTFriendly, energetic person. Requires 5 yrs. apartment management experience, good communication skills & computer knowledge. Must be avail. weekends. Apply in person, Contemporary Management Concepts, 2770 NW 43rd Street, Ste. B. DFWP 12-5-12-68-14 Network Engineer Application Deadline: September 7, 2012 For additional information please contact Human Resources at 352-395-5187 or go to http://www.sfcollege.edu/hr/. 9-4-12-5-14 Sr. Network Engineer Application Deadline: September 7, 2012 For additional information please contact Human Resources at 352-395-5187 or go to http://www.sfcollege.edu/hr/. 9-4-12-5-14 Car Cleaner needed full time opportunity available. Must be dependable, with reliable transportation. Must pass background check. **We are taking applications in person ONLY! No phone calls, please.** Southeast Car Agency 310 NE 39th Ave 9-6-12-7-14 $Biology Tutor: Santa Fe College student with learning disabilities. One-to-one tutoring, 3 evenings for apprx. 3hrs. Grad students preferred. Please email resume to reports@academic-success.net 8-31-123-14 $Social Activity Staff: Friday evenings. Building social skills w/ college students w/ learning disabilities duirng local activities. Must use own car-mileage reimbursed. College students preferred. Send resume to reports@academic-success.net 8-31-123-14 Volunteer volleyball coaches needed for young girls rec league. Practices on Tues/ Th @ 3:3o. Contact taryn@girlsplace.net for more info! 9-5-12-3-14 NEED HELP WITH PERSONAL QUICKEN computer program. Must be somewhat familiar with Quicken. Call 352-372-0611 9-53-14 Elementary, Midde and High School Tutors $20/hr; Ed majors pref. Background check required Smartphone a plus; Send resume smartstartgators@bellsouth.net 9-7-125-14 GET PAID TO TYPE!! Fast, accurate typists needed for audio transcription. Create your own schedule M-F, 7am to midnight. Pay based on speed and accuracy, $7.67 to over $12. Walking distance to campus. Ideal for PT and Students! Requires 70+ wpm typing speed, a minimum of 16 hours per week, and English as a first language. Apply online: www.sbsgrp.com 9-7-12-5-14 Ordertakers/sales reps earn up to $30/hr. Work from your location. Call 877.503.5798 9-7-12-5-14 Drivers Refrigerated and Dry Van freight. Flexible hometime. Annual Salary $45K to $60K. Quarterly Bonus. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR exp. (800)414-9569 www. driveknight.com 8-31-1-14

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ALLIGATOR Attn: DRIVERS Apply Now, 12 Drivers Needed Top 5% Pay. 58 Yrs Stability New KW Conventionals. Need CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 8-31-1-14 Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to quali fied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway.com. EOE 8-31-1-14 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for Stevens Transport! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! (888)3681964 8-31-1-14 Drivers/ Class A Flatbed. GET HOME WEEKENDS! Up to 39/mi, Late model equipment & Big Miles! 1 year OTR Flatbed experience, (800)572-5489 x227, SunBelt Transport 8-31-1-14 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 12-5-71 15 BEST PAINTING & POWERWASHING, LLC Powerwashing Package Includes: Home Steps Sidewalks 352-339-3910 Ron Viola Free Estimates Insured 9-28-12-35-15 MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED! Become a Medical Office Assistant at SC Train!! No Experience needed! Online training gets you job ready! HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 8-311-15 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 8-31-1-15 MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERE GET TRAINED IN MONTHS, NOT YEARS. FINANCIAL AID IF QUALIFIED. HOUSING AVAILABLE. JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. CALL CENTURA INSTITUTE (877)206-6559 8-31-1-15 MEDICAL CAREERS begin here -Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if quali fied. SCHEV certified. Call 888-203-3179 www.CenturaOnline.com 8-31-1-15 Save over $800 when you switch to DISH. Promotional prices start at $19.99 a month. Call Today and ask about Next Day Installation. (800)296-5653 8-31-1-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee)Family Chiropractic Since 1977. 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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Simone Antwis developing serve is expected to be a major asset in UFs matchup with Texas today at 4:30. See story, page 16.alligatorSports.orgBe sure to visit our site during the weekend for coverage of Saturdays debut, and check our our season preview podcast on the site or on iTunes. Maronde Gets Major League OpportunityFormer UF pitcher Nick Maronde was called up to the Majors by the coach Kevin OSullivans tenure to reach the Majors. HES PLAYED QUARTERBACK, RUNNING BACK, TIGHT END, FULL BACK AND WIDEOUT AT UF. ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer For an offense that didnt do much of anything last season, Trey Burton was constantly trying out different roles. ent positions, including quarterback, also played special teams. The kids got great athletic all the positions. Burton made headlines his freshman season with a national-best six-touchdown performance against Southeastern Conference game. dual-threat quarterback saw his touchdowns, rushing yards, yards his sophomore campaign. Burton went from 75 to 37 carries. season. Although Burton said he doesnt season, the player with no set position has a job to do for UF in 2012. how Burton can affect the opponent. confusing for them when other defenses line up against him because up at tight end, and then once they split out wide, or he might be at running back, starting Buck linebacker Lerentee McCray said. to play quarterback for his entire college career. Instead, Burton and former coach Urban Meyer talked about possible position changes due to low roster numbers. I didnt want to sit, Burton said. That was the main reason why Ur ban and I had that talk. Im really happy with what Im doing so far to do it. In 2012, Burton dealt with his many training camps. Throughout the changes, one skill his intelligence. Burton has passed his knowledge onto his teammates. well, so youre able to put him in a lot of different spots and you get where you term rep guys, Muschamp said. say, Remember, here, this is what we want. which helps in special teams, helps eas. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@ alligator.org.Like the throngs of people waiting for the release of Lil Waynes Dedication 4 mixtape, we here at the alligatorSports Brand Picks Column started bugging out when the calendar turned to Aug. 30 yesThis week, we let two writers debate the old-fashioned, traditional Michigan-Alabama showdown. Bama (-13.5) will bury Michigan Foot, 7 Foot under because... Its Ala-BAMA! Nick Saban is all jacked up on Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies, and Eddie Lacy is the next great Crimson Tide running back. man with 95 combined career starts, including All-American center Barrett Jones. If any this guy. against this Southeastern Conference behebig, bad Bama. Lets talk about Denard Robinson. Can that mistakes more accurate than that guy.JOE MORGANMichigan (+13.5) will be steady mobbin Alabama because... Southeastern Conference or not, the boys at Alabama are human. all the talent in the world and are primed for another stellar season in 2012. But that doesnt mean a defense returning only four starters will be ready to contend with Robinson, maybe the top dual-threat quarterback in all of college football. In 2011, he became just the third player in FBS history to rush for 1,000 yards and pass for 2,000 in back-to-back seasons, and theres Besides, the north is just better. Simple as that. GREG LUCANow, onto the picks... torSports assistant editor is Joe Screw tech-Picks Column SITE: The Swamp (cap. 88,548) KICKOFF: 3:30 p.m., Saturday TV/RADIO: ESPN / 850 AM SEE PICKS, PAGE 15 Alligator File PhotoJunior Trey Burton looks on during Floridas open Versatile Burton creates problems for defenses JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer The Gators will feast today. Paul Spangler is more focused on not helm of Florida cross country. But with much competition in Cullowhee, N.C. Instead, he is more concerned with a mens Southeastern Conference title since he was in grade school and also The training is a little different than said. The way I train them is a bit different than some other coaches do. The great thing about distance running is there [are] different ways you can train them. Spangler, who spent the last 10 years as the Virginia Military Institutes coach, replaced Todd Morgan after he left for Virginia in January 2012. The former Alabama cross country runner jumped right in on the new job and helped lead Floridas track team in the spring with Spangler bringing fresh outlook to UF

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his new workout plan. With our type of training, I would say its more speed-based, Spangler said. Not only are the runners experiencing more speed workouts but they also spend more time in the weight room. He said this will help reduce injury and fatigue as the season progresses. Perhaps more meaningful than the training sessions and practices, the team has adopted Spanglers new philosophy: run with purpose. Every mile we run has a meaning to it, Jimmy Clark said. In the past we had some runs where were just getting out there and running and I feel this year, every run we do has a meaning to it. Clark said it was this change of attitude that will help bring the Gators more success than last year, women took third. In 2011, both UF teams opened the year with wins rest of the Gators hope to make more of an impact in the later and larger meets under Spanglers direction. Everyone on our team hopped on board and really rallied around (Spangler), Clark said. He pushes us and gets us to do the best we can. nology Morgan, who hunt-and-pecks his way through Like a hunter using a slingshot, Joe isnt interested in keeping up with the times. We once suggested he could dictate his stories to us over the phone, but he was worried that, once his beeper went off, he wouldnt be able to New to the alligatorSports staff and football beat is Adam Casual Tuesdays Pincus, who showed up for his fourth day of work wearing a knockoff Miami Heat championship tank top and a camo velcro Coors Light hat. Way is a member of a fraternity. Then there is The Miami Heralds Matt Too good for Nease girls tennis Watts, who is writing for The Miami Herald in exchange for food stamps and creeping on 17-year-olds instead of actually furthering his career. are stupid Holt, who decided that an unexpected game of Chicken was the best gift he could give to a friend on his 21st birthday. Holt, buckle up, keep those hands at 10 and 2 and dont get too crazy. People Only Live Once! Also, the designated hitter is stupid. From The Associated Press, defending champion Mark I wish I had a striped, green Gators POLO Long, who showed his admiration for coach Will Muschamps wardrobe by snapping an incognito photo of coach Boom, and tweeting it out to his followers. Wills a good dude, Mark. Im sure he could hook you up with some swag. Then theres Josh [INSULT GOES HERE] Jurnovoy, who is so boring and bland we couldnt think of anything to write in this space. Could be a long season for the picks column crew. Well, better luck next time. Another new addition to the picks column this season is Palm Beach Post beat writer Jason Oh my God! Its everywhere! Lieser, who spent his Thursday cleaning up his familys vomit. Jason claims he may have caught the illness, but were thinking hes just trying to get a weekgether! And last, but not least is alligatorSports editor Greg My Not Twitter account is way better than mine Luca, who is constantly out done by the much funnier, more charming @NotGregLuca. FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 JM AP GL MW BGSU (+29) @ UF BGSU UF BGSU BGSU BSU (+7) @ MSU BSU BSU MSU MSU MICH (+13.5) vs. ALA ALA MICH MICH MICH CLEM vs. AUB (+3.5) AUB CLEM AUB CLEM UK (+13.5) @ LOU UK UK LOU LOU GT (+7.5) @ VT VT VT VT VT TENN @ NCSU (+3.5) TENN TENN TENN NCSU UM @ BC (+2) BC UM UM UM BH ML JJ JL BGSU (+29) @ UF UF UF BGSU UF BSU (+7) @ MSU MSU MSU BSU BSU MICH (+13.5) vs. ALA ALA ALA ALA MICH CLEM vs. AUB (+3.5) AUB AUB CLEM CLEM UK (+13.5) @ LOU LOU LOU LOU LOU GT (+7.5) @ VT VT VT VT VT UT @ NCSU (+3.5) TENN TENN TENN NCSU UM @ BC (+2) UM UM UM BC PICKS, from page 14 CROSS COUNTRY, from page 14jump headline jj

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16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Floridas season opener was not the best night for sophomore goalkeeper Taylor Burke. Against an unranked Miami squad on Aug. 17, Burke allowed four goals two on corner kicks. Not only did the Gators backline look disoriented against the Hurricanes attack, but Burke did as well. Burke could have easily been demoralized by such a rough start to the season. Instead, she used it to get better. Learning from her errors against Miami, the 6-foot-1 Burke was a defensive stalwart in net for Florida last weekend. Against 10 saves and allowed only two goals. Coach Becky Burleigh said Burke did a better job being courageous on dives for crosses and balls in the box. Against Miami, their last goal was a ball she came for and didnt get, Burleigh said. [Last] weekend, it was a little different. The ones she came for she touched or she caught. dence, knowing that shes going to come out and deal with those balls rather than them being bouncing around in the box. While opposing teams on average have attacked UF more frequently than last season, Burke has risen to the occasion. In 2011, Burke had 34 saves in 20 matches. She already has 15 in three matches this season, and her save percentage is 71, eight points higher than last year. Sophomore outside back Lauren Silver said Burke has not only improved as a leader, but as a communicator. At least compared to last year, she communicates a lot, which really helps us, because we have to stay organized, Silver said. Im on the post during the bulk of corner kicks, so if theyre kicking it and it goes out, shell tell me to push up and stay in the post, and kind of direct me what to do. I just listen to her and feed off her information. Burke has a grasp on the starting goalkeeper spot, but Burleigh isnt guaranteeing anything in the future. Throughout the season, Burke will compete with 5-foot-9 freshman Valerie Tysinger for starts. A leg injury Tysinger suffered dur ing a preseason scrimmage has hindered her progress so far. I wouldnt say [Burkes starting job] is on lock, Burleigh said. Its going to be a battle all year long between those two. Taylor has a little bit of a heads up on it because of the fact she got to start Burke is used to campaigning for starters minutes. She competed with senior Brooke Chancey for the job in 2011 and earned 18 of the 25 starts. Once again, Burke will embrace the challenge. Vals been working hard in practice every single day, Burke said. She pushes me and I push her back and forth to get better. When No. 22 Florida (1-1-1) faces No. 1 Florida State (2-0-0) in Tallahassee tonight at 7, Burke will try to withstand one of the most electric attacks in the nation. FSU forwards Tiffany McCarty and Jessica Price combined for 22 goals and 15 assists a year ago. Burke hopes to build on her solid weekend with another one. [Last weekend] was a good step for ward, Burke said. I just need to keep working on things in practice and just keep moving forward.Burke excelling in net for Florida after disappointing 2012 debutBurke UF FACES TEXAS TODAY AT 4:30 IN UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Staff Writer Because the average height for Florida A&M, Florida Gulf Coast and FIU is 5 feet 11 inches, its no surprise that 6-foot-2 Chloe Mann and 6-foot Campus USA Credit Union Invite last weekend. However, kills will be harder to come by today as No. 18 Florida (3-0) takes on No. 2 Texas (4-0) at the Nike Big Four Classic in University Park, Pa., at 4:30. The Longhorns pin hitters and middle blockers have an average height of almost 6 feet 3 inches. This Texas team is going to be one of those teams in the mix to win it all because of their talent, coach Mary Wise said. This may be the best blocking team we face all year. Theyre big and physical. Last season the Longhorns ranked 12th in blocks per set with 2.77. This season is no different for Texas. So far, theyve already racked up 21 solo blocks and 56 block assists. Because of the Longhorns height and blocking ability, the Gators will be relying heavily on their serving. Because Texas cant block the serve, its our best chance at getting the ball past the net, Wise said. Serving, in truth, is going to be a really big part of our teams ability to score points. Were very happy with the serving thus far out of Simone (Antwi) and Berkley (Whaley). Now the challenge is to do that on the road in a new gym. Last weekend Florida accumulated 25 service aces, 36 percent of which came from Antwi, a redshirt freshman. She also led the Gators in aces during every match last weekend. Shes really taken ownership of it, said Wise after Saturdays game. Shes going to make some errors, but when she gets her hand on it, that ball comes from a high contact point and drops. Its like shes got a wicked cur veball or a slider that goes away from the passers. It could be pretty exciting long term. Leading the Gators by four aces is quite an accomplishment for the middle blocker, considering that at this time last year she wasnt even allowed to serve in practice. Wise thought serving wasnt a worthwhile use of Antwis practice time. Me and Dave (Boos) worked on serving during preseason, so we broke it down and did it step-by-step until it came together, Antwi said. This weekend, serving (is) important to get them out of their system so they cant really hit some of those crazy angles that they do. Although Wise believes that serving will be Floridas best opportunity to score points this weekend, there will need to be weekend, when they accounted for 26 service errors, 15 of which came against FGCU. about anybody we play all season, Wise said. Its just a matter of how do we generate enough points against two teams that are going to be in the mix for the national championship come December. But what a great opportunity for us early on, to see where we stand and know that these types of matches are only going to help us down the road. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@ alligator.org.Antwis serve key vs. tall UT UF V olle yball SOCCER

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JOE MORGAN Alligator Staff Writer During halftime on Saturday, Florida coach Will Muschamp will have to make a choice: Jacoby Brissett or Jeff Driskel. Nearly six months have passed since the March 14, but heading into the season opener against Bowling Green, Florida still does not have a starting quarterback. They both deserve the right to play, Muschamp said. Theyve earned that and they both deserve the right to start. They both have had really good camps. As Muschamp and offensive coordinator Brent Pease have constructed the rotation, each quarterback will play a quarter in the Brissett and Driskel will each have 15 minutes to try to earn the starting job against Texas A&M. You just have to go with whos moving the team, Pease said. The good thing about this is that theyre going to be in real game-time situations. After a fall camp veiled in ambiguity, Muschamp sat down with his quarterbacks to share his plan for the season opener. As Muschamp explained the rotation, Brissett did not bother to hone in on the speI wasnt really paying attention to it, Brissett said. I knew I was going to play, thats it. Thats all that really mattered. I was there, but when I heard that both of us were going to play, then all right, then thats all that matters. As long as we both play. Driskel came into the meeting expecting a different development. I thought they were going to name a starter, but I knew it was going to be difwant to be the guy to have to pick between us. As of Thursday night, Muschamp had yet to announce which quarterback would take joked UF should leave it up to chance. of the coin, see who gets it. When Brissett committed to UF in 2011, he was joining a class already headlined by Driskel, the nations No. 1 quarterback recruit. Brissett ranked third overall signed late with Florida instead of Miami, his mothers preference. Once Brissett signed his letter of intent, he issued a challenge to Driskel. [Driskel] will have to prove to me every day, every year that hes going to be better than me for him to win that starting spot, Brissett said on Feb. 4, 2011. Driskel, who got a head start on the competition by enrolling in Januray 2011, originally bested Brissett coming out of preseason camp last year. The Oviedo native was No. 2 on the depth chart heading into the 2011 campaign. However, as the season progressed, Brissett eventually passed Driskel on the depth against Auburn on Oct. 15, 2011. Meanwhile, regular-season games, including two starts. Both quarterbacks have their faults. Pease said Driskel needs to work on protecting himself on the run and still making quick decisions. Ive never really been one to slide or want to get out of bounds, but Im going to have to be careful this year and not take too many shots if I dont have to. Brissetts problem revolves around his pocket awareness, Pease said. The West Palm Beach native gets comfortable in the pocket. Make a quick decision and go vertical, Pease said. Vertical runs, and protect yourself. Despite their shortcomings, both quarterhas been impressed by their improvement since spring practice. They have both done a really good job with how theyve handled the situation and how they progressed, Pease said. It right now. Pease is committed to employing the two-quarterback strategy against Bowling Green, but nothing is set in stone beyond this weekend. Muschamps plans for the signal-callers moving forward are equally uncertain. Could the rotation return in Week 2? I dont know tough to answer, Pease said. I dont think so. Thats my gut feeling. I dont know if its sustainable from there. It depends how they play, I guess, and what they create. I dont know. Ask me that in a week. I dont know that answer. Driskel added: Obviously, thats not the ideal situation, but if thats what it comes down to, were going to have to make it work. Pease and Driskel are not inclined to believe lightning can strike thrice at Florida. Most recently, the Gators experienced success with the duo of Chris Leak and Tim Tebow in 2006. With Leak manning the aerial attack and Tebow establishing the power run game, Florida cruised to a 13-1 record and won its second national title in school history. The Gators succeeded with the LeakTebow model as a result of moderation. Tebow would run the occasional play-action pass or throw a jump ball into the back of the end zone every once in a while, but Leak was the go-to guy. Leak threw 91.5 percent of Floridas passes in 2006. Rewind all the way back to 1997 to Gainesville, one similar to the BrissettDriskel race. Former Gators coach Steve Spurrier famously alternated quarterbacks Noah Brindise and Doug Johnson in No. 10 Floridas upset victory against top-ranked Florida State in 1997. The Gators win against the feated a No. 1 team at Florida Field. Spurrier decided to start Brindise while driving his son, Scottie, to school. I said, Who should I start? Spurrier said. And he said, When Noah has started, youve never lost a game, have you? I said, Hey, thats right. Ill put him out there for play, and they were both good. The Brindise-Johnson duo completed 18 of 34 passes for 318 yards, including a 63yard connection between Johnson and wide receiver Jacquez Green on Floridas gamewinning touchdown drive. When you rotate quarterbacks, it can work one or two games or so, Spurrier said. But then after that, it sort of quits working. But as a change of pace, theres nothing wrong with playing two quarterbacks. Spurrier has not had the same success with multiple signal-callers at South Carolina. Two separate quarterback battles involving Stephen Garcia have both spiraled out of control in the past four years. Last October, Garcia was dismissed from the team. Now that the Gamecocks have Connor heading into the 2012 campaign, Spurrier said, Its been a little more peaceful around here. No matter who ultimately earns Muschamps allegiance, the lengthy decision process speaks volumes there is no job security for Gators quarterbacks this season. Whether Brissett or Driskel line up under center, each quarterback will always need to make an extra read over his shoulder. The other guys got to be ready, Pease said on Aug. 8. Hes going to be the most popular guy in town anyway. You never know when your opportunity is. It could be one play in the season, it could come down to one play in a season. Driskel and Brissett both got a taste of the Last season, John Brantley was sidelined twice after suffering a leg injury against Alabama and sustaining a concussion against Florida State. That need to be ready at all times is why Brissett and Driskel keep working. I dont think Ill be competing harder, because I think I am going as hard as I can and doing everything to help it, Driskel said. Im just going to prepare the same and be ready if my name gets called. Brissett added: The battle will never end. Every day is a struggle and you got to go out and compete as hard as you can. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org. KICKOFFEditor Greg Luca Cover Photo UF Communications Cover Design Aundre Larrow Alligator, Friday, August 31, 2012 UF defense vs. BGSU offense UF offense vs. BGSU defense TE WR CB RT DE RG DT C LG NT LT DE ROV MLB BUCK FB WR CB QB RB SS FS Jacoby Brissett/Jeff Driskel Mike Gillislee BooBoo Gates Ryland Ward Quinton Dunbar Shaun Joplin Jaylen Watkins or Loucheiz Purifoy Marcus Roberson or Cody Riggs Darrin Kitchens Josh Evans Matt Elam Jon Bostic Jelani Jenkins Dominique Easley Omar Hunter Sharrif Floyd Lerentee McCray Jordan Reed Chris Gallon Trey Burton Alex Bayer Matt Schilz Anthon Samuel Frankie Hammond Tyler Beck Cameron Truss Zach Colvin Gabe Martin Chris Jones Dwayne Woods Jairus Campbell Paul Swan Charlie Walker DeVon McKoy Chaz Green Fahn Cooper Jon Halapio Dominic Flewellyn Jonotthan Harrison David Kekuewa James Wilson Alex Huettel Xavier Nixon Jordon Roussos TE WR CB RT RG DT C LG NT LT DE WILL SAM WR FB CB QB RB SS FS DecisionThe Alligator File Photo Allligator File Photo Brissett, Driskel still battling for starting role They both deserve the right to play. Theyve earned that and they both deserve the right to start.Will MuschampUF coach WR Bart Tanski (shoulder) DE Ron Goble (ankle) RB Jordan Hopgood OUT PROBABLE SUSPENDED CB Jeremy Brown (knee) Neiron Ball (ankle) OL D.J. Humphries (knee) DE Ronald Powell (knee) OL Matt Patchan (pectoral) S DeAnte Saunders (hamstring) OUT DOUBTFUL PROBABLE BUCK MIKE

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GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writer A 7-6 season is not acceptable at Flor ida. Neither is a reputation as a soft football team, one coach Will Muschamp tagged the group with after a 21-7 loss to Florida State in the Swamp on Nov. 26. Those distinctions have left an indelible mark on the Gators who suffered through 2011. You always remember it, Trey Burton said. Even when Im 40, Ill still remember my sophomore year at the University of Florida. Youve always got to keep it in the back of your mind, and strive not for it to happen again. I dont think itll ever get put out of our mind, until maybe about January, at the end of the season, Frankie Hammond Jr. said. To me, thats a motivation for our whole team. Muschamp wants that sting to linger. He wants his players to use it to get stronger and faster, to spark a turnaround in his second year at the helm. Offensive tackle Chaz Green said the Gators took being called soft personally. The pejorative label hung in the players minds throughout the offseason. Just the way Muschamp wanted it to. You never put last season behind you, Muschamp said. Youve got to learn from it and move forward and let it motivate you. Thats what weve done as a staff, and as a team. Step 1 of that transformation started just one day after the 2011 season ended, when new director of strength and conditioning Jeff Dillman came aboard. Under a new weightlifting program ers added pounds of muscle in an effort to shake the soft designation. level of our players has gained a lot from the standpoint of were stronger, and were ago, Muschamp said. We were a young team last year and a lot of these guys really bought in to what we were doing in the weight room, and we have gotten stronger. Weve made tremendous strides. Step 2 was a more physical fall training camp. The Gators were forced to minimize full-contact practices and cut back on reps in fall 2011 because of a lack of depth. offseason, taking it easy was hardly a concern in 2012. nal fall scrimmage. Last season, the Gators were hesitant to run more than 80. This year was a physical camp, it was hard, linebacker Jon Bostic said. We knew we were going to have to go through it, to prove we were going to be a physical team this year. Were going to practice hard, Muschamp said. When you have good depth on your football team, youre able to do that. Were going to go good-on-good every day. Thats how you get better. Thats how you improve. urday at 3:30 p.m., when Bowling Green travels to The Swamp to kick off the new season. The Gators are eager to wash the taste of 2011 from their mouths. Their last game on Florida Field was the loss to Florida State that earned Muschamps ire. A week earlier, Florida over embarrassment against FCS opponent Furman. The last time we played in our stadium, we didnt coach or play very well, Muschamp said. [Were] looking forward to getting back in front of our stands. Muschamp will also see the unveiling of new offensive coordinator Brent Peases fresh, motion-based attack. Hell have a chance to see the ongoing quarterback battle between Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett spill over into real games. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said hes looking for physicality, communication, tackling and a defense hungry to set the tone after the way 2011 ended, despite their No. 8 ranking in total defense. The players are only looking for another chance. Were just trying to get back to where we were, Green said. We know we can be playing Florida football. We didnt have the best showings offensively the last few times we were here, so we should think of this as a new year, where we redeem ourselves. We want to get back on top, and we came here to win, Hammond said. Thats the bottom line. Thats the standard here chip on our shoulders. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. 3,KICKOFF, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 Alligator File PhotoUF coach Will Muschamp called his team soft last season. The Gators have used that UF FOOTBALLTougher Gators looking to rebound, ditch soft label in 2012 The last time we played in our stadium, we didnt coach or play very well. [Were] looking forward to getting back in front of our stands.Will MuschampUF coach