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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 10 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Loucheiz Purifoy, one of Saturdays starting cornerbacks, has been working at wide receiver for the Gators. See story, page 14. Online registration, limo service new for fraternity rush this yearRegistration helps keep track of students, pg. 8. Harry Potter-themed exhibit opens ThursdayIt will be held in the Health Science Center Library, pg 3. The new restaurant will be located in Butler Plaza, pg 5. 90 /72 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Destiny Johnson / AlligatorRough n RugbyStephanie Browne, a 19-year-old statistics sophomore, rushes through tackling exercises at the UF Womens Rugby Clubs Tuesday night practice. Women of all skill levels play for the team. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterIt was a typical sweltering Sunday night in Midtown: People wiped sweat from their foreFrustrated people dipped out of a 10-person the end of weekend nights, doormen will often let in only one person after patrons leave Kyle Hayes, a regular Midtown visitor, in here, the 22-year-old telecommunication seThis change resulted from more enforcement and increased emphasis on safety, an City cracks down on bar crowdingSEE BALLS, PAGE 4 It used to be that you couldnt even move in here.Kyle Hayestelecommunication senior MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff Writer Nation are showing their support Democratic National Convention, including students watching the convention on their laptops and a UF employee who is attending for chua County Democratic Party and The 31-year-old psychology research programs coordinator said the excitement was too enticing light wallets and heavy class schednow, Prather said of the overall ence, two groups of UF students lege Democrat students visited for a gathering of politically involved students, and another group of student activists showed up to protest A handful of students and alumDemocratic Society went to the city Sunday to protest the DNC with 1,000 people, also protested the Reweek in Tampa with the Coalition to We felt it was important to show that there were people out there Gator Dems gear up for national convention TRIP COSTS RANGE FROM $11 TO $270. MARISA ROSSAlligator Contributing Writer adventures TRiP is selling spots for Although registration will continue throughout the semester, spots will go quickly today, said 19-year-old geology sophomore and TRiP leader MadPrices range from $11 to $270 deZac Serota, a 19-year-old industrial and systems engineering sophomore, too many things etched in stone, so to Registration for TRiP excursions now openSEE STORY, PAGE 4
News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 107 ISSUE 10 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 87/68 THUNDER STORMS 87/73 THUNDER STORMS 87/72 THUNDER STORMS 89/71 SUNNY 90/72 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WHATS HAPPENINGThe Gator Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists general body meeting The Gator Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists is a preprofessional student organization geared toward empowering students of color who are pur suing careers in journalism, telecommunications, public relations and advertising. The first general body meeting will be in Weimer 3032 at 6:30 p.m. Discussion topics will include its online magazine, the NABJ conventions/career fair, scholarships and internships, networking opportunities and upcoming events. There will be free food. Find out more information at www.facebook. com/ufnabj. Golden Key first general body meeting UF Golden Key will host falls first general body meeting in Little Hall 109 at 7 p.m. Discussion topics will include the events and opportunities available to members this semester, and presentations will be given by the Princeton Review and Susan Horky, who will talk about her research. Free food will be provided. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ufgoldenkey. Greek American Students Association first general body meeting Come out to the Greek American Student Associations first general body meeting in the Reitz Union room 364 at 8 p.m. GASA is a UF-sponsored club that promotes Greek culture through fun and diverse activities. It is a free organization, and you do not have to be Greek to join. For more infor mation, contact Corin Agoris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Minority Pre-Veterinary Students club hosts general body meeting The Minority Pre-Veterinary Students Club encourages, Black Law Student Association general body meeting BLSA is the newest organization at UF for students interested in admission to law school. It will host key speakers throughout the year and will offer free Kaplan LSAT services and networking with high-profile members and attorneys from across the country. The first meeting is at 5 p.m. in Pugh Hall room 210. For more information, visit www.facebook. com/niversityFloridaBlsaPreLaw. Scholarship informational meeting The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter at UF is hosting a scholarship info meeting. Come learn about a variety of scholarships (merit-based, need-based, minority etc.) available at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in La Casita, on University Avenue, across from Library West. There will be free food. 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. retains and empowers students pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. Come listen to speakers and gain valuable experience. The first general body meeting of the semester will be today in Rinker 210 at 7 p.m. IBCinema Presents: The Murder of Fred Hampton Institute of Black Culture is hosting a movie night at 6 p.m. IBCinema is a showcase of documentary films that highlights the diversity of the black experience. The selected films cover a variety of topics that range from the lost history of the northern slave trade to the complexity of identity development. This weeks featured film is The Murder of Fred Hampton. It highlights the 1971 Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. Food and drinks will be provided. Dancin Gators Choreographers Showcase All students interested in dancing and becoming involved this semester are encouraged to come. The showcase will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Stephen C. OConnell Center. The location is subject to change. For more information, visit www.dancingators.weebly. com. Informational meetings about becoming a mentor Learn about four unique mentoring programs (After School Gators, Gator Teen Mentors, Project MASCOT and Motiv8) at one of the informational meetings: tonight at 7 p.m. or Thursday at 6 p.m. All meetings will be in the Reitz Union Room 346. Visit www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/ involved.html#mentor or www.facebook.com/UFCLS for more information.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 THE EVENT FOCUSES ON RENAISSANCE MEDICINE. NOELIA TRUJILLOAlligator Contributing WriterHogwarts may be the school of witchcraft and wizardry, but UF now features medicine and magic. UFs main Health Science Center Library will host the grand opening of Harry Potters World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine on Thursday from 4:30 event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will end in early October, but the accompanying through Oct. 30. The traveling sixpanel exhibit explores the Harry Potter book series and its historical roots, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine website. Thursdays event will feature science experiments by the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention and a meet-and-greet with the Quidditch club team at UF, said Hannah Norton, a Health Science Center Libraries reference and liaison librarian. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Harry Potter characters and participate in a costume and trivia contest. Emily Troilo, vice president of the Quidditch team, said she is excited because the exhibit makes history more accessible by relating it to pop culture in this case, Harry Potter. The Harry Potters World exand exploring passion in what you do be it academia or sports, said Troilo, a 20-year-old English junior. UF researchers, professors and experts from various U.S. institutions are scheduled to speak at var ious on-campus events throughout September and the beginning of October. They will cover topics such as representations of race and ethnicity, law, potions and herbs and literary alchemy. Connie Mulligan, professor and associate chair of UFs anthropology department, will speak at the Modern Magic: Genetics in Medicine event Sept. 25. Im thrilled to be a part of the panel of scientists speaking at the Harry Potter event to convey the marvels and magic of modern day medicine to students, Mulligan said. The university will also screen movies, but visitors and attendees dont have to be Potterheads to attend. The exhibit will include a variety of topics all Muggles students, faculty and Gainesville residents can enjoy. Truly, some of the science being conducted at UF is every bit as miraculous as the spells and potions used in Harrys world, Mulligan said. Harry Potter-themed exhibit opens ThursdayShannon Kaestle / AlligatorVeritaserum is the truth serum featured in the Harry Potter series. Students at UF can explore the magic of science and medicine at the Harry Potters World exhibit in the Health Science Center Library beginning Thursday.
4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffPatrons hang outside the window of Midtown bar Balls on Aug. 22. Fire safety rules have kept bar-goers from crowding into the venues. Students plan to screen the presidents speech on Thursdaywho are opposed to both parties and wanted to protest both parties, said Fernando Figueroa, a 22-year-old UF alumnus. Theyre basically another side of the same coin. Students from both sides of the political aisle took to social media to share their opinions. On the Democratic side, Rachel McGovern, co-chairwoman of Gators for Obama, also visited Charlotte, N.C., this weekend to meet with other politically minded students and revel in the pre-DNC festivities. It was really inspiring to see everything get set up, she said. staying to see the convention, theyve planned a watch party for the presidents speech. McGovern said theyll gather in the Reitz Union Matthews Suite at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to watch and absorb the moment. I think this will get people even more excited about the upcoming election, she said. Theres certainly no enthusiasm gap in our organization. Prather said hell be standing in the cheering crowd when Obama delivers his speech. It sounds melodramatic to say its historic, he said. But it is to me. He said the students who want to be in the seats beside him but are stuck in lecture halls are at the convention in spirit. The cliche is students are our future, he said. In some ways, students are already shaping policies. Back under the shade of the Spanish moss-covered trees, UF student Democrats approached their peers clipboards in hand to persuade them to register to vote. Then they hustled to classes, knowing theyd be back in the sun with their paper work soon. People are pushing to get their homework done and get the president elected, Prather said. I dont know how they have time to sleep, frankly. Contact Meredith Rutland at email@example.com. DNC, from page 1 MICHAEL SCOTT DAVIDSONAlligator WriterEarths future may be more than 30 million miles away. At least thats what NASA hinted at when it decided to move forward with its newest Mars discovery mission. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and physical observatory rover on Mars in September 2016, UF announced Tuesday. A solar-powered lander will monitor the planets vital signs for about two years. We will greatly enhance our knowledge of the interior of Mars with a relatively small amount of data, said UF geological sciences assistant professor Mark Panning, a member of the InSight team. Panning said the landers seismometer, an instrument that will monitor quakes on Mars, will allow scientists to learn the planets core size and whether its liquid or solid. A big part of how planets evolve is how they get rid of heat, Panning said. Inter nal heat is what drives what planets do. In 1976, NASAs Viking Mission to Mars placed two seismometers on the planet, but equipment malfunctions kept most of the data from getting back to Earth. Seismometers are how weve learned nearly everything we know about the inside of the Earth, Panning said. This is a chance to get data back from another planet. Contact Michael Scott Davidson at mdavid firstname.lastname@example.org.NASA will send rover to Mars in September 2016 ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE MUST BE UP TO DATE. ANDREA CARROZAlligator Contributing WriterConnecting to the Internet has been a hassle for students on the UF campus, but those not in compliance with the requirements will soon have their connection blocked. On Tuesday, DHNet Internet Services began to enforce all policies. People who want to connect to the universitys network must meet certain system requirements, said Tracy Gale, communications manager for UF Information Technology. The requirements depend on computer brand and include mandatory installation of antivirus software, a policy key and the latest version of Adobe Reader. Students, faculty and staff received emails about the requirements, Gale said. Last Thursday evening, we ran a report of who is using our wireless network, and a little over 1,000 users still were not compliant, Gale said. And of those users, over 600 were Mac users. People who have not complied or have trouble connecting to the Internet after downloading antivirus software can go to the UF Computing Help Desk. Students like public relations senior Nichole Teixeira lined up Tuesday to get help. The 20year-old hasnt been able to connect with her computer since classes began. I keep doing the automatic sign in, and it doesnt work for me, she said. The other primary component of the new infrastructure on the network is making sure spam and viruses dont affect the system, Gale said. The universitys network carries per cial records, research data and more all of which could be accessed if the system was compromised. For more information, visit www.dhUF to block Internet for users who dont meet requirements JoAnne Rice. Rice, a 22-year veteran of the been more present in the past few weeks so that her department can warn bars early to keep their entrance numbers under control. Rice also has communicated more with the Gainesville cers can keep an eye on the number of people in the bars. We dont want to catch people doing anything wrong, she said. We want to see them doing it right. She said she and her department havent done anything radically different since she took surprised by the sudden change in the overcrowding situation. The bars are doing their bests this semester to keep their numbers within the range enforced ment. Keith Single, co-owner and manager of Salty Dog Saloon, said his bar is adhering to the neighboring Midtown bars have men have received misdemeanors for letting too many people in, he said. fore the past few weeks, Single said. Ive never heard of it happening before this. He said he heard a neighbor ing bar, which he did not name, was cleared out by authorities last Friday, and all the patrons had to re-enter one-by-one to meet the occupancy requirements. Despite the handful of hor ror stories he has heard, Single said he has been surprised by the lack of negative side effects stemming from the new scrutiny. happier that they arent being choked out by throngs of people, Single said. Its safer, and our sales havent been hurt at all. Steve Maciejewski, event coordinator at the Swamp Restaurant, said he also hasnt seen a decrease in sales. But controlling the crowds and explaining to patrons why they cant get into the bar has proven to be more of a challenge. When its chaos, we sometimes have to close the line so we can get an accurate count of whos inside, Maciejewski said. But trying to convey that to a bunch of 21-year-olds is challenging. Michael Que, a hulking 25-year-old bouncer at Salty Dog Saloon, has seen that chalPeople are more upset, Que said. If they see any room inside, they assume they should be able to come in. However, Que said he doesnt hear much aside from some whining and grumbling. Theres only so much you can say to someone whos 6-footseven and 350 pounds, he said, pointing to himself. Contact Shelby Webb at email@example.com. BALLS, from page 1 Internal heat is what drives what planets do.Mark PanningUF geological sciences assistant professor
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Marjorie Nunez/ AlligatorWriting on the WallCyle Humphrey, a 19-year-old UF sophomore, spray-paints the 34th Street Wall at service fraternity Alpha Phi Omegas rush week event. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville barbecue lovers will soon have the its Gainesville location in Butler Plaza where McAlThe three other locations in Winter Park, Winter to a new restaurants success is a convenient loca4 Rivers Smokehouse brings Central Florida flavor to town Itll be nice to have a B.Y.O.B. place in Gainesville.Julius FinneyUF senior
Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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: Will you sign up for a TRiP excursion this semester? Tuesdays question: Do you listen to Josh Turners music? 79 TOTAL VOTES33% YES 67% NOBruised By Cruise Why everyone should focus on normalityHey, how do we meet new people? Were usually too concerned with learning and trying to stay awake in class to meet anyone there, and we try to avoid people at the gym because no one wants to be bothered We meet people at our workplaces, but thats mostly because we see them every day, so it would behoove us to make nice It must be nice to be Tom Cruise, because the Church of SciRecent reports say that in 2004, women were brought through An article from Vanity Fair tells us: Initially she was told In a month-long preparation in October 2004, she was audited every day, a process in which she told a high-ranking ScientolBoniadi allegedly was told to lose her braces, her red highlights Though the couple dated from November 2004 to January The magazine says Boniadi broke down after their relationto scrub toilets with a toothbrush, clean bathroom tiles with acid A Scientology spokesperson said that the church does not its members, many of them good and intelligent people, can remain so purposely blind when they are faced with evidence like What kind of a world do we live in where celebrities follow the leaders and teachings of that treat people like this? More important, why should we care what actors and actresses do with their spare time? Because there may be cultures out there that approach dating Because when role models are auditioning women to play Because if the standards Hollywood couples hold themselves the rest of us dont stand much of a chance until we realize that Polarization on the issues harms votersWe have reached a critical stage in our nations Recession, and a nearly insurmountable debt crisis, the time is rapidly approaching for America to make a Regardless of the winner of the presidential election, it At this point, it is about two months prior to Election ing himself to the American people at his partys convenIn an era marked with wide ideological divisions among congressional leadership and a record-low aphigh-impact legislation that the American people are callthis point, it seems unlikely that one party will control branch will struggle to reach a consensus among political President Andrew Jackson once said, To the victor In the case of this election, neither Obama nor Romney will see the spoils of victory due to the hyper-partisanship group polarization has taken affront, thus pushing conservatives farther to the right and liberals farther to the As such, group polarization in our government has had a limited response to our most urgent problems blame game has gone too far, and any chance of comproRecent political movements have claimed that we ought to return to our founding prinviews on this standpoint, a return to our founding principles could assist in solving our counfarewell address, urged the American people to avoid pofully relegated to bitter attacks on the opposition instead litical parties have become more severe since the developprogress has been inhibited as our elected leaders over cian is immune to succumbing to political games, as emIt is easier to blame the opposition than to develop bold While I do not suggest the political parties be abolished larization and spread by the media, encourages the hostile argument and bitter tensions that inhibit the development on the issues of the day, they called for America to avoid spectrum discourages compromise between parties and Matthew Schnur is an economics freshman at UF. His column runs on Wednesdays. Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Matthew Schnuropinions@alligator.org
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Im not what many people would consider an avid TV-watcher. For reasons I dont know, I completely lost interest in TV upon entering college. After all, one can only watch the Disney Channel for so long. What I wound up watching for my grand return brought to mind one of the most critical epiphanies of my life. I will refrain from revealing the programs name for the sake of maintaining an audience, but Im sure youve seen many like it: political talk shows, brimming with masters of wit and elocution whose ability to sidestep logical inconsistencies make Usher look like William Hung. Within moments, their razor-sharp ideological exthe rich and educated. As I sat and watched round after round of this, I marveled at the blatant lack of understanding between the debators. Surely someone would concede a talking point, admit to a fact error or somehow even agree with an opponent, right? Wrong. Granted, these people are paid to spin their way out Kool-Aid they prefer. Theres a reason Fox News, CNN, Lets face it, the yelling demagogues appeal to the dogmatic intellectual pugilist in us all. To borrow from C.S. Lewis, pride is different from other vices in that it cannot tolerate its existence in others. It is the one vice that all humans seem to have at least some measure of, and the more one has, the less one acknowledges it. The arrogance-induced drama on the same drama that plays out in our lives constantly. Pride kills. It assassinates marriages, poisons families, sabotages businesses, corrupts kingdoms and instigates war. Pride is blinding. It teaches us to ignore inconvenient to win an argument. Pride emphatically condemns the bastard who gossiped about your dating habits, as it defensively explains how your comments pertaining to your friends love life were misunderstood. Pride is insidious in others and understandable in ourselves. Its what made the devil who he is. Make no mistake, we all have it. My pride forces me to be better than others in the worst way. It constrains my ability to admit when Im wrong and forces me to plow through others when they are. What does your pride do? Some of us are absolute terrors to live with and be around, all the while thinking that were Gods gift to mankind. It would be comical if our delusions werent so devastating to the people around us. Ignorance on that level might make for a compelling villain in the magical realm of TV, but it makes for a pitiful human in the real world. Its time we examine ourselves honestly. Im not trying to be Debbie Downer here. sobering reality. In the weeks to come, we will delve into how to handle such issues of the mind and heart. In the meantime, I must issue a bittersweet thank you to my last round of TV watching. Despite our best efforts to shift the blame to the other group for actively destroying the country (and refusing to change the world), I know where the real issue lies. I am the problem with the world. Ryan Galloway is a religion senior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays.Pride: The Real Problem With the World UWire Ryan Gallowayopinions@alligator.org The people in the small town of Middleborough, Mass., population 23,116, decided they were fed up with the darned kids and their darned swearing ways. With a vote of 183 to 50, the town depublic to maintain quality of life. Banning swearing in public may seem like a good idea, but it has no effect on what is done in private. The townfolk of Middleborough are happy, especially because the delinquent teenagers cannot afford to pay for every swearword they say. Nonetheless, as stated in a CNN article by Columbia University Professor John McWhorter, a columnist for the New York Daily News and contributing editor for The New Republic, this decicannot constantly monitor the public, no matter how much they would like to. Moreover, there is no accurate way to profane. There is, realistically, no way to draw the line, which makes for messy enforcement at best. Dealing with profanity is not new to the town, which in 1968 passed a public profanity law that made swearing a crime, but the police never enforced it. Nonetheless, creating a law to make it easier for police to reprimand offenders seems to be the obvious solution, at least to the town meeting voters. The constitutionality of allowing profanity in public has been examined many times nationally. In 1971, in Cohen v. California, the Supreme Court upheld the First Amendment rights of the Draft, deciding that one mans vulgarity is anothers lyric. Similarly, in 1776, Gen. George Washington ordered a ban on profanity in the Continental Armies. The law was seldom obeyed, according to TIME Magazine. Profanity is not always protected by the First Amendment. Fighting words, true threats and incitement to violence do not fall under the category of protected free speech and for good reason. Nonetheless, with profanity ranging from Kanye Wests Gold Digger and other musical hits to President Barack Obama asking whose a-to kick in a 2010 TV interview after the BP oil spill, the little town of Middleborough will have no means to uphold constitutionality or to ensure the new laws enforcement. And while many are offended by profanity, it does seem to be increasingly prevalent in todays movies, music, literature, television and society in general. The First Amendment rights of each individual must be upheld above the discomfort of those who are offended. Zein Kattih is a columnist at The Oracle at the University of South Florida.UWireZein KattihUWire Our country has a lot of problems. Despite what Republicans have been saying, voter fraud isnt one of them. And thats not what theyre worried about. What Republicans are actually worried about is losing. It used to be a suspicion. Now its pretty clear. completely acceptable. It would appear that every American should have a state-issued photo ID, but for whatever reason, many 21 million, in fact dont. Its important for everybut sometimes its not that easy. For example, 81 out of 254 Texas counties dont have puband the poor, who are statistically less likely to drive a vehicle, The law does not require people to carry a photo ID, and therefore, it shouldnt be a law to show one to vote. Voting is one of our most basic rights, and we should encourage new people to vote, not discourage the voters we already have. It would be a different story if we had reason to believe that voting fraud was distorting our elections. A report released last year by the Republican National Lawyers Association showed there were 400 nationwide prosecutions of voter fraud between 2000 and 2010. No state had more than four convictions of voter fraud during the 10 years, and 30 states had less than three convictions. Its hardly an urgent issue. Its time that Republicans stop claiming (unconvincingly) to be the defender of the vote. Its clear that Mitt Romney is not going to be the underdog everyone thought he was. Democrats have no reason to feel comfortable during this election. So play fair, Republicans, and keep political agendas out of the legal system. Lucas Sepulveda is a columnist for The Daily Cougar at the University of Houston.UWireLucas SepulvedaUWire
ONLINE REGISTRATION HELPS KEEP TRACK OF RUSHING STUDENTS. JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff WriterHundreds of male students are hoping to go Greek this week. Recruitment for UFs 26 Interfraternity Council chapters started Monday and runs through Saturday night. Many aspects of the Fall recruitment process have stayed the same from year to year potential new members checking out houses, meeting brothers and mingling but circumstances are changing in some chapters. All the fraternities are using an online registration system to contact and keep track of rushing students, said Jorge Sanchez, IFCs vice president of membership. This will allow the chapters to work together and to later evaluate member data, which Sanchez said makes him optimistic for the new classes. to be seeing record numbers, he said. Pi Kappa Alpha, which has been buildyear suspension ended in 2011, is hoping so. President Zachary Ryan said. Hopefully well be able to monopolize the best guys and get the largest pledge class. Meanwhile, Sigma Phi Epsilon lost more than half of its members during the summer. It went from 141 UF members in the past Spring to 57 members this Fall, according to the fraternitys national website. Jimmy Clements, the vice president of recruitment for the UF chapter, declined to comment. Zack Kandel, recruitment chair for UFs Phi Delta Theta chapter, said his fraternity wants to stay on par with previous years numbers. Phi Delt hopes to end up with about 35 initiates. The Theta Chi chapter also wants about the same number of initiated brothers, said recruitment chair Dylan Goldberg. But this year, the men are living offcampus at Collier Hall while a new house is built on Fraternity Row. To help with exposure, potential new members can be driven to the house in a limousine. Sometimes when freshmen are rushing, they never even hear about the offcampus houses, Goldberg said. We want to make it even easier for the guys. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator. org. 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012Kristina Camara / Alligator Dimittri Delevry, a 20-year-old political science junior and Theta Chi brother, rides in a limousine with potential new members of the fraternity. Online registration, limo service new for fraternity rush this year MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Contributing WriterWith the November presidential election drawing near, students have plenty of opportunities to make sure their voices will be heard before the Oct. 9 Florida registration closing date. Students can register to vote or request an absentee ballot through TurboVote, an online voter-registration service. Christopher Montoya, a 21-year-old biological engineering senior, said he will use TurboVote to register. No matter what your opinion is, its important to voice that opinion and make something happen, he said. If youre just sitting around and being passive, you have no reason to complain. Students can access TurboVote by logging into ISIS or visitUF College Republicans and UF College Democrats offer ways to learn more about each candidate. Katie Shepherd, social director for UF College Republicans, said the club is promoting the campaigns on campus and urging students to register to vote. I think more than half of college grads are unemployed right now. So its really important to let your voice be heard and get a candidate in there that can improve those statistics, Shepherd, a 19-year-old biology sophomore, said. Both organizations frequent the Reitz Union Colonnade and Turlington Plaza to provide information to students. UF College Democrats runs a joint table with Gators for Obama on Turlington Plaza or at the Reitz Union every weekday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. where students can register to vote, said Rachel McGovern, president of Gators for Obama. Obama mails them to the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections, she said. Students must be registered by Oct. 9 to be eligible to vote Nov. 6, and those opting for an absentee ballot must send it by 7 p.m. Election Day, said Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter. Carpenter said. Whether youre a student or the president, each vote counts equally, and the more voters we have the Voter registration services available to students on campus CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterGainesville Police arrested a man accused of breaking into a tobacco store Sunday night and stealing synthetic marijuana and cigarettes to pay for his drug addiction. Police charged Larry James Owens Jr., 43, of 413 S. Main St., with burglary, theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, according to a GPD arrest report. At 3 a.m. Sunday, Owens broke into the Land B4 Time Smoke Shop, 107 N. Main St., because he was angry at the owner. After he shattered the front door, Owens walked in and stole several packs of Newport cigarettes and more than 3 grams of fake marijuana, also known as spice. When police arrested Owens at 5 p.m. Monday, Owens said he sold the cigarettes to fund his crack cocaine and spice addiction. Police found two bags of spice and two glass pipes on Owens. Owens said he was going to use one of the pipes to smoke crack, according to the report. He added that the spice came from Land B4 Time, and that he was smoking it for the last day. Police booked Owens in Alachua County Jail at 7:32 p.m. Monday with a $12,500 bond. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@ alligator.org. Gainesville man arrested for allegedly stealing spice SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterUF Supreme Court Chief Justice Matt Michel announced to the Student Senate on Tuesday that both referendums previously presented received the 500 signatures needed to be on Octobers election ballot. One asks if students want to rename the Reitz Union. The other asks if they want the university to proceed with moving all publications into university-owned modular racks. Michel said the court will convene next week to review the signatures and go over two petitions regarding election codes. The Senate approved nine recommendations to the Senate committees. But the recommendations for Alex Cohen to the Information and Communication Committee and Danielle Lehrer to the Rules and Ethics Committee created debate. Sen. Morgan Vollrath said both senators received recommendations for positions they did not apply to. Sen. Matt Pesek echoed his sentiments. None of us are arguing that [Alex] is not he did not actually apply for the seat. Cohen said he did apply for that committee, but his application didnt show it due to a clerical error. Budget and Appropriations Chairwoman Christina Bonarrigo said that whether or not he applied, Cohen is one of the Senates most hardworking individuals. To sit here and discuss petty partisan politics is disgusting, she said. Bonarrigo also presented the 2013-2014 Activity and Service Fee Budget, which totals about $18.2 million. The Senate will vote on it next week. Contact Samantha Shavell at email@example.com.Student Government approves referendums, recommendationsOwens No matter what your opinion is, its important to voice that opinion and make something happen.Christopher Montoyabiological engineering seniorSTUDENT G O VERNMENT We are arguing that he did not actually apply for the seat.Matt PesekSenatorThe deadline to register to vote is Oct. 9
THE BILLBOARD WAS REMOVED DUE TO TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterA billboard in northwest Gainesville sparked some pregame trash talk between UF and Texas A&M University fans Tuesday. The advertisement, north of the intersection at Northwest 13th Street and Northwest 53rd Avenue, read, Howdy Gainesville: Youve been annexed by Aggie Nation. The Best Academics & Cleanest Program in the SEC. WHOOP! Real Football. Real Tradition. It caught the attention of several national media outlets, including USA Today, ESPN and Yahoo! Sports. The Gators will play the Aggies in their Texas. Jason Cook, vice president for marketing and communications at Texas A&M, said the university has no idea where the billboard came from. The billboard was not placed by Texas tive of how weve handled our transition into the SEC to date, he said. Cook said the university is aggressively investigating the advertisement. A Houston-based media company pur chased the billboard on behalf of Aggie Nation, said Jim Cullinan, vice president of marketing and communications for Clear Channel Outdoor. Clear Channel Outdoor owns the billboard structure. Cook said that at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Texas A&M requested the company remove the ad due to trademark infringement concerns. Clear Channel Outdoor removed the ad later that day. Although the buyers identities remain unknown, Cook said the ads word choice will help narrow down potential leads. The use of the phrase Aggie Nation sends a strong indication that whoever nected with the university, he said. Texas A&M doesnt usually use the term Aggie Nation to refer to its students and alumni, Cook said. It says Aggie Network or the 12th Man. The billboard may have upset some cerned. I think this is some good-spirited ribbing, and well see how things turn out on Saturday, UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said. Rick Croft, owner of Texas Trailers across the street from the billboard, said a UF employee recently pointed out the ad to him. by Aggie fans in Gainesville, but Croft said he doesnt believe its a big deal. I think its good to have a little rivalry, he said. I hope we go over there and kick their behinds. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@ alligator.org. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9David Carr / Alligator StaffA billboard near the intersection of Northwest 13th Street and Northwest 53rd Avenue promoting Texas A&M University caught the attention of media outlets nationwide. A Texas A&M spokesman said the university isnt responsible for the billboard. Mystery billboard precedes first Gators-Aggies game JENNIFER COLEAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Department of Recreational Sports has added belly dancing back to one-year hiatus. during the 2010-2011 academic year, but the class wasnt renewed last year due Paige Rechtman, a 27-year-old mental health counseling graduate student. However, Rechtmans class is back on the Fall semester schedule. The class meets at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center on Tuesdays from 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. My favorite part of teaching the class is being able to be myself, she said. Pharmacy graduate student Ashley Arenson, 23, was excited when she heard Rechtman would be teaching again this year. A lot of the moves are pretty awkBut Paige is very encouraging. ing because it changes her workouts pace. The time passes quickly, because students need to concentrate on moving individual muscles, she said. Rechtman said the class also allows women to celebrate their bodies by moving in a way that is natural. Expect to be challenged and move muscles youve never moved before, Rechtman said. Also, expect to have fun and laugh at yourself.Belly dancing classes return CARA CHIARAMONTEAlligator Contributing WriterStudents in UFs honors program will now navigate a point system to complete the program. In the past, honors students were required to take four honors courses and participate in an internship, research, community service or study abroad. Students entering the honors college after Summer B 2012 will be required to graduate with honors from their college and earn at least 14 points for participating in both academic and enrichment activities. courses that they wanted to take, said Kevin Knudson, honors program director. Were looking to improve the number of students who complete the program. About 25 percent of students who enter the honors program complete it, Knudson said. Activities are worth one to three points, and students will need at least eight academic points and six enrichment points. Acceptable activities range from taking a course or completing a Florida Alternative Breaks or studying abroad. For example, a oneor two-credit course is worth one academic point, and a semester abroad is worth two enrichment points. Were optimistic that this will make it somehow easier for students to complete the honors program, Knudson said. Students who entered the program before Summer B can complete the program with the old requirements or the new requirements. Hema Kher, a 21-year-old health science senior and president of Honors Ambassadors, said she likes the diversity of activities included in the new requirements. It challenges students to get involved in more activities, Kher ception of the honors program being a two-year program. A full list of recognized activities and the associated point values can be found online at www.honors. ufl.edu/completion-requirements. aspx.UFs honors program changes requirements for completion LAURA HOGANAlligator Contributing WriterUF received $644.4 million in research fundthan the previous year. Despite the economic downturn, the univer sitys 16 colleges received a total of 5,441 awards from the federal government, private organizations and industries, according to Joseph Kays, director of research communications. Although UF received only $5.8 million in stimulus money from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and state and local funding dropped by 21 percent, funding from industry and private foundations increased by 24 percent, according to a UF news release. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said the funding increase is a testament to the universitys research initiative. It shows our research prowess is being recognized more and more widely now, Orlando said. He also said a higher amount of research income could positively affect UFs presidential search. More funding translates into more opportunities for students, too. It really kind of excites a student like me who is interested in research, said Bryan Stroud, a 20-year-old linguistics senior. Some notable research awards UF received include $13.4 million for research to help elderly Americans remain physically active, $5.6 million to create biofuels from pine trees and systems, according to the news release. David Norton, UF vice president for research, attributed the success to the faculty. Over the years, we have really put together a talented group of people, he said.University continues to receive research funding in economyStudents are awarded points for activitiesRESEAR CHOrlando My favorite part of teaching the class is being able to be myself.Paige Rechtmanbelly dance instructor
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ALLIGATOR 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 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.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 WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. 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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. 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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG After suffering a seasonending injury last year, McKenzie Barney has returned to form in 2012. See story, page 15.alligatorSports.orgCheck out our site for a new podcast, as Greg Luca, the Miami Heralds Matt Watts and Rivals Bryan Holt recap UFs opener and preview the Texas A&M game. Macedo Wins Weekly AwardFreshman Julie Macedo was named the Southeastern Conference (11:14.4) at the Western Carolina Invitational on Friday. THE GATORS WERE FLAGGED 14 TIMES FOR 106 YARDS ON SATURDAY. ADAM PINCUS Alligator Staff Writer Excuses will run out for the Gators when they face The 12th Man this weekend. Coming off an undisciplined season opener in which it committed 14 penalties against Bowling Green in The Swamp, Florida travels to College Station, Texas, on Saturday to take on Texas A&M in front of more than 80,000 rabid fans at Kyle Field. The Aggies will be playing ence game in school history, but the Gators said theyve shaken Florida played Bowling Green on Saturday, Texas A&M postponed its opener against Louisiana Tech due to Hurricane Isaac. The Gators took measures to deal with crowd noise and penalties based on their previous outing. (Weve) got to be able to communicate through the crowd noise, redshirt senior guard James Wilson said. Weve got to do away with a lot of the penalties that we had last week. of the nations 10 most penalized teams on a per-game basis and focused on minimizing the yellow A constant stream of penalties Saturday puzzled coaches and backer Jelani Jenkins. Guys (were) excited, being at kins said. I mean a lot of things carries into it. We worked on it up. Six came from the offensive side, including an illegal cut block from Wilson in the second quarter that left the Gators in a secondand-25. Offensive coordinator Brent Pease said the three false starts were critical, but viewed the teams two late-hit (Andre Debose and Lerentee McCray) UF working to solve penalty problems JOSH JURNOVOY Alligator Staff Writer During Floridas game against Bowling Green on Saturday, television cameras caught offensive coordinator Brent Pease yelling profanities after an unsuccessful play. Although Pease was in the coaches booth and his cursing was inaudible, he apologized for his language on Tuesday, adding that he had to exmedia and fans. My mom let me know, Pease said. My mother said to be careful and I need to watch my mouth. I had my mouth washed out with soap when I was like 9. Its not going to happen now. Pease said he doesnt normally think about cameras following him during games, and that repressing his emotions out in the heat of the moSenior guard James Wilson said he was not bothered by it, only surprised Peases mother demanded an apology. What coach doesnt cuss? Wilson said. But he got caught, thats horrible. Handling the atmosphere: Texas A&Ms Kyle Field is known as one of the toughest road environments in college football, but the Gators arent worried about being intimidated by the Aggies crowd, also known as The Pease sorry for swearingEND OF GREGULATION The Gators are choosing a conservative, run-based attack. Theyre also Even under new coordinator Brent Pease, Floridas offensive approach appears to be the same formula fans saw last season. Run the ball, have the quarterback manage the game and play stout defense. Alabama coach Nick Saban created the classic blueprint, and coaches across the nation have since been trying to emulate it. As a Saban disciple, Will Muschamp obviously wants his team to follow a similar model. All the signs are there: Florida attempted 42 runs against 21 passes in the season opener, Muschamp continues to preach toughness, and the conservative Jeff Driskel will start at quarterback. glaring problem: Florida still doesnt have the personnel to successfully play that brand of football. Maybe Muschamp will get there. Maybe with another successful recruiting class or two the Gators will be a national power in the mold of an Alabama or LSU. But right here and right now, UF isnt ready to play and win with that style. The lines arent big enough, fast enough, strong enough or deep enough. The playmakers are average at best. Peases arrival represented a chance for Floridas cautious approach will result in Eh or embarrassment Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca SEE PENALTIES, PAGE 14 SEE NOTES, PAGE 14 SEE GREG, PAGE 14David Carr / Alligator StaffRedshirt senior Buck linebacker Lerentee McCray (34) committed a personal foul by roughing the My mother said to be careful and I need to watch my mouth. I had my mouth washed out with soap when I was like 9. Its not going to happen now.Brent Pease UF offensive coordinator
14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 change given his history at Boise State. Perhaps the Gators would shift to a more pass-happy offense or employ some gimmickry to try to top the power houses on the schedule this season. Dont count on it. Sure, the offense will open up slightly as the season progresses. The Gators ran the ball on 66.7 percent of plays in the season opener, compared to 59.4 percent last year. For refer ence, Alabama ran the ball on 58.7 percent of plays likely Muschamps target and LSU ran it on 67.9 percent of plays in 2011. Regardless, UF will be nowhere near the 50.8 percent mark Boise State posted with Pease at the helm last season. Especially not with Driskel under center. By no means am I saying Driskel is a bad player, nor am I saying Muschamp was wrong to not choose Jacoby Brissett. I havent seen nearly enough of either player to make that call. What I do know is that Driskel is the more conservative passer, one built to manage a run-heavy offense because of his mindset and his mobility. We saw it time and time again last year, and we saw it in Driskel attempted 16 passes against Bowling Green. Only two of them traveled more than 10 yards in the air a third-and-13 pass that sailed over Quinton Dunbar and a fourth-and-1 toss on a rollout that was far too low for Trey Brissett launched the games longest aerial pass attempt bose after a play-action fake. more than 10 yards. Those deep balls create explosive plays, which give UF the potential to swing games and pull upsets. Without them, its hard to imagine Florida doing any better than last year, when it beat the teams it was supposed to beat and lost to the teams it was supposed to lose to. That means wins against Bowling Green, Kentucky, Louisiana Lafayette and Jacksonville State, losses to LSU, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida State, and four swing games that determine whether the season is Eh or embarrassing. Either way, its clear that Muschamp is sticking to his guns. For at least one more year, Gators will have to settle for average. Contact Greg Luca at firstname.lastname@example.org. and one illegal block (Wilson) penalties as a larger problem. Weve got to understand to be cleaner with their hands or cleaner with their blocks and do that, Pease said. Well get better at those. You go back and look at it. I dont think the management of things or time (are) issues. I dont see us having any of that. We had a good tempo and all of that. The defense didnt fare much better, drawJaylen Watkins and senior safety Josh Evans said the issue isnt anything the coaches cant We got a couple penalties where we were too aggressive, Evans said. Theres nothing wrong with aggression. Thats easily corrected. Both the offensive and defensive groups have taken their own measures to deal with the recurring problem, with Muschamp saying he has exhausted every measure he knows. I know when we go offside on defense, we personally come straight out of the game, Evans said. Obviously that affects the person. (It) lets him know that he has to get his stuff together or he wont play. Florida committed 16 penalties at home game and racked up 32 in a three-game conference stretch on the road in October. Obviously coach addressed it, Watkins said. You know we dont want to go back out on the road like we did last year with penalties and we had a hundred yards in penalties that led to a few scores too. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator. org. GREG, from page 13 PENALTIES, from page 13Evans believes easily correctableMuschamp, Pease have coached at Kyle Field12th Man. Its really no different from here, Wilson said. Weve got loud fans; theyve got loud fans. Both Pease and Muschamp have coached in the stadium before. Muschamp visited College Station as the defensive coordinator at Texas, and Pease coached in Kyle Field when he was the quarterbacks coach and offensive coor dinator at Baylor. Pease said some of the fan traditions can be disconcerting if you pay too much attention to them. The thing I do remember is in the third quarter and you look up there and theyre all swaying, Pease said. You cant look or youre going to get like vertigo. Those stands start moving. It can get loud. Theyre into it and they get their little yell people going and all the kissing going on if theyre scoring. Its a great atmosphere to play in. Purifoy working both ways: Sophomore Loucheiz Purifoy will see time at wide receiver after earning one of the starting spots at cornerback to open the season. Purifoy lined up at wide receiver multiple times in the Gators win against Bowling Green on Saturday, and coaches say he will continue to play on offense. While Floridas wide receivers have struggled over the last two seasons, Pease said playing Purifoy on offense is a credit to his ability, not a response to the play of the other skill position players. Its not an indictment on anyone, Pease said. Weve done it everywhere Ive been. We took the fastest kid and tried to use his strengths. Hes a very talented kid. Theyre always eager to do it. Youve got a chance to catch a ball. Its fun. Theyre into it. Although he was primarily recruited as a cornerback out of Pensacola Pine Forest High, offense is not new to Purifoy. He also played quarterback and running back before coming to Florida, and Muschamp said the skills that allowed Purifoy to succeed offensively in high school will translate to Peases scheme. Loucheiz is a guy thats got good vertical speed and hes got really good ball skills, Muschamp said. Were trying to get more explosive at the position. Hes certainly a guy that can do some things for us, and that role will continue to grow as we move for ward. Gators fall in rankings: Florida checked in at No. 24 in the latest Associated Press poll, released Tuesday. UF entered the season ranked 23rd. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@ alligator.org. NOTES, from page 13Evans The thing I do remember is in the third quarter and you look up there and theyre all swaying, you cant look or youre going to get like vertigo.Brent PeaseUF offensive coordinator
LANDON WATNICKAlligator WriterFor McKenzie Barney, one of the Gators most experienced players, its all about being in the right place at the right time. Her college career has had its misfor tunes. But Barney, a redshirt senior for No. 24 Floridas past three matches, she and a game-winning assist against thenNo. 2 Duke. Barney has not only stepped up as an attacking weapon, but as a team captain and leader for her younger teammates. Shes never too cool for school for anybody, coach Becky Burleigh said. She always brings a lot of passion and energy. People always listen to her. Shes type of person. Shes done a better job this year of knowing when thats appropriate and when its appropriate to sort of get us to relax and play within our roles. four assists and a Southeastern Confer But last year, Barneys numbers plummeted to four goals and one assist as Bur leigh cut her playing time in half. Some people think that goal scorers that. This year, shes improved upon that intention. South Carolina on Oct. 28, Barney suffered her worst fall. After sustaining a concussion and facial fractures while going for a header, she sat out the postseason. She suffered an ACL tear during the preProbably the most frustrating thing of my life, Barney said of missing the end of so to go out that way was really hard and very humbling. After she suffered the injuries, Barney realized she needed to take advantage of Thats the most motivating factor right or so of my sisters, she said. win for them. So far, Barney has matched her words with her play. Shes also had more of an impact, seePart of her resurgence has come from improvement on her checking runs, Bur leigh said. Weve talked about her playing on a two-touch must, which means she must take two touches before releasing the ball, Burleigh said. Thats a good thing for her, because sometimes when she tries to play on one touch, she breaks down. But another factor propelling Barneys success has been timing. The more she disciplines herself to get in the box and to be in the right place at the right time, Burleigh said, the more goals are going to come. ALLIGATOR, Alligator File PhotoRedshirt senior forward McKenzie Barney scored only four goals in 2011 and missed the end of the year due to injury, but she has returned to form this season. John McLaughlin / AlligatorZiva Recek spikes the ball against Florida Gulf Coast on Aug. 25 at the Stephen C. OConnell Center. THE OUTSIDE HITTER RANKS SECOND ON THE TEAM WITH 66 KILLS THIS SEASON. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator WriterAfter a pair of losses, the Gators found their silver lining. The Southeastern Conference named Florida freshman outside hitter With coach Mary Wises previous starting outside hitter, Noami SantosLamb, out for the season with a torn ACL, Floridas coach has leaned on the void. The freshmen are going to play, Wise said during media day on Aug. what we hope they understand is that they work hard and be patient until their time comes. When your time comes, take advantage of it. man of the Week just one day after she faced off against the Slovenian Junior National Team, which she played for Ana Pehnec, a member of the Slovenian Junior National Team, played she was proud to see how far her for mer teammate has come as a player and person. She is extraordinary on the court and outside of the court, Pehnec said. She wanted to help me. She talked with me a lot. She taught me, really like, a lot of things. She plays here in a really great college, she told me she really enjoys people here. Shes happy here. campus, and they have a great volleymedia day. The school is perfect. three-set sweep against the Slovenian squad on Monday. But Floridas matchup against the Slovenian Junior National Team was only an exhibition. against No. 4 Texas and No. 8 Stanford fueled mostly by her record-breaking performance against the Longhorns on Friday. now the highest kill output for a freshman during a three-set match in school history. Her performance was also good enough to land her the third spot on the list of UFs all-time kills totals in a three-set match. tional, Wise said after Fridays match. For her to set a record, and weve had some pretty phenomenal freshmen in think it shows her skills. against Stanford to earn a spot on the Nike Big Four Classic All-Tournament team. She was the only freshman represented on the squad. ond on the team. The only players to outperform her in any of those areas are junior Chloe Mann and senior Tangerine Wiggs. centage. Last year, Taylor Unroe was the only Gator to win the award. two active Florida volleyball players to Week.Recek named SEC Freshman of the WeekSOCCERBarney bouncing back from rough 2011 in senior campaign For her to set a record, and weve had some pretty phenomenal freshmen in the past, but for her to set that mark, I think it shows her skills.Mary Wise UF coach
16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 UF RANKED NO. 113 IN RED ZONE TOUCHDOWN PERCENTAGE IN 2011. JOE MORGAN Alligator Staff Writer Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff Gators looking to overcome red zone struggles in 2012