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ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer @adamDpincus Before giving opposing offenses headaches, Dominique Easley suffered pains from just sitting inside his Staten Island, N.Y., apartment as a child. He had to stay active. Headaches from staying inside forced Easley to the outdoors. Video games never interested him. He wanted to see the world. Moving was also not a choice. He moved eight times with his family. He remembers the McDonalds housing projects and moving to his grandmas house when they got evicted and the place on Sherman Street. Naturally curious and inquisitive, Easley spent his days exploring his neighborhood streets, learning and observing those around him. He had no choice. He had no car. He did not have much at all. All he had was himself and his family. When I was a kid, I used to always take the bus and walk everywhere. I would see a whole lot of homeless kids, Easley said. Not even adults, but kids. A lot of my friends didnt grow up off of anything. Staten Island made Easley the person he is and a football player second. I hate to see people hurt. I see people suffer every day, he said. When I see somebody hurt, I just get this feeling in my heart. I hate to see it. ago when an offensive lineman fell on his left knee during a 21-7 loss to Florida State. The second tear was a non-contact injury suffered while covering a screen pass during practice on Sept. 24. Before his latest setback, Easley looked like teams and relished his role as Floridas emotional leader. Sports Illustrated pegged him as the 15th overall pick in a mock draft released the day of that fateful practice. Draft six days later and signed with agent Thomas Santanello. Renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery on Easleys right knee at the Andrews Institute of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine on Oct. 17 in Gulf Breeze near Pensacola. Now, Easley receives treatment at 10 a.m. and works out at 2 p.m. On Wednesday night, he visited the Sandpractice mishap. He will stay in Gainesville through Floridas game against No. 2 Florida State on Nov. 30 for Senior Day, when he will likely be honored. Bombs fell on Baghdad in March 2003. David Easley, who was in the Army, would soon leave his family. To his son, who was still in middle school, the deployment meant potentially losing his father. That was real hard on me, because the war just started, Easley said. All you kept hearing about, and me being a little kid, is you go to war and some people dont come back. Thats a hard thing. served in the Air Force, separating, he grew up in a close-knit household. His parents, along with his stepmother, uncle, aunt and grandA manic work ethic came from his family. A free-spirited attitude came from his father who always joked around. Easley brought both to Peter Gambardella, who serves as the football coach and assistant principal cherished the principal and football coach, Gambardella became a second father to Easley. Despite living 45 minutes away, in a rival schools district, Easley rode the bus in the morning and always arrived early enough to Gambardellas two children became pseudosiblings to a bigger-than-normal brother, who Gambardella enjoyed the way Easley picked up his children and horsed around with them. You look at him and say, This big guy is a monster, Gambardella said. But he has a heart of gold. a team that Gambardella calls his best ever not because of talent, but because of heart. A blocked extra point by Easley sealed a comeagainst top-ranked Brooklyn Fort Hamilton High. For Easley, the championship run began in the weight room. He wouldnt let guys sit down. He pushed them every time they werent lifting, Gambardella said. The second somebody sat down and talked, he yelled. Easley wasnt the only defensive lineman from the Northeast to choose UF. Sharrif Floyd also overcame obstacles to play college football. Both came from the inner city. Floyd hailed from Philadelphia George Washington High. Neither had a white-picket-fence suburban upbringing. It seemed like a perfect match, but that wasnt the case. During the recruiting process, a recruiting analyst quoted Floyd saying something about Easley that Easley didnt like. But when the two stayed in the same hotel the weekend of Floridas spring game in 2010, Floyd visited Easleys room. The two hashed out their differences and bonded during a conversation about their upbringings. They not only shared the same hotel, but they also shared the same outlook on life. and New York, Floyd said. (We) came together at Florida and clicked with each other, because we knew where we were from and we knew what we expected from each other. Floyd and Easley anchored a defensive line starts together. But their relationship grew off The two lived together. They went out together. They pranked teammates together. honey and syrup on an unsuspecting Marcus Maye, who was sleeping shirtless on a couch. Defensive tackle Damien Jacobs came to his locker last season to soaked clothes. He was set to drive home, but didnt have anything to wear because of Floyd and Easley. Jacobs borrowed some threads from the equipment room and still laughs about it to this day. Your life is short. You never know when youre going to go, Easley said. Just enjoy it, because if you do go, youll be happy with it. Earlier this year, the two went their separate ways. ley elected to stay for his senior season. sive line, but he wasnt completely happy. Not being one of four players Floyd, Matt Elam, Jelani Jenkins and Jordan Reed to declare early hurt. He always thought hed be three years and out. Although his senior season did not go as planned, Easley has no regrets. I was more worried about how my football career went. It didnt go how I wanted it to go, Easley said. Everybodys plan is to do well in college for three years and go to the league. (Now) I would never have wanted it any other way. Dominique Earl Easley II was born seven pounds and 14 ounces on Nov. 4, 2012. He resive tackle from Staten Island who had worried about the master plan now has to play for two. The best thing about fatherhood is seeing somebody in you, Easley said. Youre sitting there watching him thinking, Thats mine. Hes me. Just seeing that person you made puts a smile on your face. coming to grips with returning for a senior season, Easley changed in the offseason. But the lighthearted defensive lineman with a heart of gold remained. Only his perspective changed. A childhood roaming the Staten Island projects, learning how the world works, made him realize the most important aspects of life arent so much the results. For Easley, theres a reason for everything. As he has done since growing up in Staten Island, Easley will move again this time to known as a retirement community, wont be the end for him. Instead, its a new beginning. His latest painful injury is nothing. Hes been feeling pain his entire life. Hes not headimmortality. He just wants to take care of his family playing a game he loves. Its Dominique were talking about here, Floyd said. Hell make it no matter what. KICKOFFEditor Phillip Heilman Cover Photo Brett Le Blanc Cover Design Rachel Crosby and Landon Watnick Alligator, Friday, November 22, 2013 QB Jeff Driskel (leg) RB Matt Jones (knee) WR Andre Debose (knee) OL D.J. Humphries (knee) OL Tyler Moore (elbow) OL Chaz Green (shoulder) DL Dominique Easley (knee) LB Antonio Morrison (knee) LB Matt Rolin (knee) LB Jeremi Powell (knee) DB Marcus Roberson (ankle) DB Nick Washington (shoulder) OUTQB Tyler Murphy (shoulder) QUESTIONABLES Deion Stanley (knee) FB Dominique Swope (shoulder) RB James Dean (elbow) RB Robert Brown (back) RB William Banks (concussion) LB Antoine Williams (arm) LB Patrick Flowe (knee) DE Javon Mention (shoulder) OUT QUESTIONABLEQB/RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) FLORIDA offense vs. GEORGIA SOUTHERN defense FLORIDA defense vs. GEORGIA SOUTHERN offense RB RB WR CB RT DE RG NT C LG DT LT SAM WR QB Jerick McKinnon Nardo Govan Darius Safford Carlos Cave Matt Dobson Antonio Glover Edwin Jackson Kyle Oehlbeck Rafael Hardee Josh Gebhardt Jonathan Battle Blake Riley Devin Scott Solomon Patton Zach Walker Clay Burton Skyler Mornhinweg Kelvin Taylor Montay Crockett Hunter Joyer Vernon Hargreaves III Jonathan Bullard Leon Orr Damien Jacobs Dante Fowler Jr. Ronald Powell Dorian Byrn Max Garcia Zach Lonas Ian Silberman Manrey Saint-Amour Jon Harrison Trevor McBurnett Jon Halapio Garrett Frye Trenton Brown TE RT RG NT DT C LG LT DE DE WR FB CB QB RB SS FS BUCK BUCK MIKE MIKE WILL WILL Jarrad Davis Michael Taylor CB Loucheiz Purifoy Jaylen Watkins Cody Riggs FS SS Lavelle Westbrooksh CB Quinton Dunbar WR RB Tray ButlerAlligator File PhotoDefensive tackle Dominique Easley (2) rushes the quarterback during Floridas 54-32 win against Furman on Nov. 19, 2011, in Alligator Fille Photo Sweat, TearsBlood,
Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Mark Parrish is leading the Gators into the NCAA Championships on Saturday. Read the story on page 15. THE BICYCLIST WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. firstname.lastname@example.org 82 /60 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffPolice service technician Robert Fox carries the victims bike from the scene of the collision Thursday evening. The victim was transported to the hospital following the incident, but the driver was not injured. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org BOG approved planNye The facility upgrades will improve the UF experience for everyone who socializes at the Reitz Union, visits St. Augustine for the weekend or attends a basketball game or swim meet in the OConnell Center.Bernie MachenUF president SEE BILL, 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 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 TODAYFORECAST TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY THUNDERSTORMS 76/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 72/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 64/46 SUNNY 82/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 82/60VOLUME 108 ISSUE 66 through Monday. For more information, please visit the Facebook page or email fgso. email@example.com. Asian American Student Union presents the aweinspiring story of Jeremy Lin The one-night showing will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Hippodrome State Theatre. Linsanity chronicles the surprising rise of basketball player Jeremy Lin, who, in February 2012 while playing for the New York Knicks, put together a record-breaking string of games, giving the world one of the most remarkable underdog stories to unfold in the history of sports. Interested individuals should reserve their tickets by Monday. For purchases, visit tugg.com/go/hheqcy, or contact Kayla Tran at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.CORRECTION A story in Thursdays Alligator misspelled a UF linguistics professors name and misstated her gender. The correct spelling is Wind Cowles. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to email@example.com. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENING?Starbucks with UF Hillel Get your caffeine fix with UF Hillel. Come meet Melissa Kansky in the Starbucks at Library West from noon to 2 p.m. to talk about the Jewish resources UF Hillel has to offer. She will provide a free tall drink of choice. For questions, contact UF Hillels engagement associate, Melissa, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dunking away misconceptions of rape culture Peer advocates with University Polices Office of Victim Services will be hosting a tabling event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Plaza of the Americas to help bring awareness to the prevalence of drinking and victimization on campus. Stop by to play some fun table pong games and win free prizes. E-cigarette public forum Tobacco Free Alachua is holding an e-cigarette public forum from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gainesville branch of the Alachua County Library District, 401 E. University Ave. The public forum will feature talks from experts who will share research and educational information about e-cigarettes. Presenting will be Kathy Nichols with UF Area Health Education Center; Daniel Logan, addiction medicine researcher; and Alachua County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson. All Alachua County citizens are welcome to attend. To learn more about the meeting and Tobacco Free Alachua, call 352-334-7914, email email@example.com or visit tobaccofreealachua.org. Fall Festival Come to Gator Wesleys annual Fall Festival today at 5 p.m. at Fair Oaks Ranch, 7726 SE 179th Place, Evinston. Join the group for dinner, square dancing, hayrides and a bonfire. Carpooling will be available from the Gator Wesley Foundation, 1380 W. University Ave., at 4 p.m. Israeli Shabbat Come join UF Chabad for Israeli Shabbat at 8 p.m. Enjoy Israeli cuisines like shawarma, falafel and plenty of hummus. Dont forget to wear blue and white in honor of the Holy Land. RecSports gift certificates available Give the gift of good health this holiday season. RecSports has holiday packages available for massage therapy, personal training and small group training. Available massages include deep tissue, sports, orthopedic and Swedish. Small group training classes are a great way to meet fitness goals through specialized formats in a small group environment. Class formats offered in the Spring include kettlebell, Kinesis/ PowerPlate, TRX, olympic lifting training, sport conditioning, inversion yoga, PilatesMAT, MoveStrong and Welcome to the Gym. To purchase a holiday package, stop by the training center at Southwest Recreation Center between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit recsports. ufl.edu. Great Gator Health Fest The College of Pharmacy is teaming up with the colleges of veterinary medicine, dentistry and medicine, as well as the Department of Physical Therapy, to host a health fair Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Weimer Hall. It includes free health information and screenings for things like blood glucose and blood pressure. Everyone is welcome to attend. Friends of the Crisis Center candlelight vigil In honor of International Survivors of Suicide Day, the Friends of the Crisis Center will host a candlelight vigil Saturday beginning at 4:30 p.m. in order to remember all those who have been lost to the tragedy that is suicide. It will take place at the Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden at Cofrin Nature Park, 4810 NW Eighth Ave. The garden is a place for healing and connection. All are welcome. Stadiums, sunset and snacks with UF Hillel Join friends and UF Hillel for a fun run and snacks before going home for Thanksgiving. Meet at 5 p.m. Sunday at the stadium to participate. For more information, join the Facebook event at facebook.com/ events/466208176829489/ or contact Sam Silverberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. First Generation Student Organization There is joy in giving, so give what you can. Join the First Generation Student Organization as it collects canned foods to benefit the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, which is a partner distribution agency of Feeding America, the nations largest domestic, hunger-relief charity. Help make a difference by bringing all food donations to Tigert Hall, Room 155, Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 CRANKSGIVING WILL HELP STOCK LOCAL FOOD BANKS. EMILY CARDINALIAlligator Contributing WriterSome Gainesville bikers are getting cranky about Thanksgiving, but its OK its for charity. giving, a Thanksgiving rendition of an alleycat scavenger hunt designed to help ing dinners. Alleycats are scavenger hunts that were started by bike messengers as a competition to see who could navigate a city the best. Registration begins at 2 p.m., one hour before the start of the event, at The Kickstand, 1123 SE Fourth St. At 3 p.m. Sunday, bicyclists will receive a list of enger hunt, participants must complete a task at each checkpoint, wrote Eva Surez, an event organizer, in an email interview. The required tasks at each location are secret, but Surez said bikers should gested participants also wear helmets ceries to donate to St. Francis House. Weve got an incredible bike scene and supportive community here the lightheartedly competitive race, Surez said. Gainesville resident who will be riding enger hunt is rewarding. Its really challenging because you est route, he said.Holiday bike scavenger hunt launches in Gainesville RJ SCHAFFERAlligator Contributing WriterChris Johns did not know what to expect when he went to Hawaii in April. What he found was 15 species of moth previously thought to be extinct. Johns traveled to the Aloha State in an attempt to learn more about the Philodoria genus of moths, but wandering around the pect. It was a fabulous experience, said the entomology and nematology department. At that point, we didnt know what we about a month, Johns would search for signs of the moths during the day sometimes using a helicopter to get to remote areas. seum of Natural History curator Akito Kawahara, Johns said the two became the nus since 1940. were still in existence. The research was sonal money. Kawahara said Johns is a hard worker, and he has helped tremendously with the research that has been done so far. He said Johns experience working in Hawaii and his knowledge of plants and conservation made him the perfect person to partner with. Identifying method At that point, we didnt know Chris Johns
4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 Kristi Camara / Alligator StaffThe Accent Speakers Bureau hosted Bill Nye at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday. Nye spoke to a full house about sundials and outer space. Nye talked climate change, MarsReckoning time has changed the world more than the wheel, he said. Part of his lecture included his personal experiences with Spirit and Opportunity, two Mars rovers, the impending issue of climate change and his brief foray into word invention, all interspersed with anecdotes from his past and personal life. The edutainer mentioned his electric car and solar-paneled home, and his hopes that the world will embrace renewable energy and other crazy ideas from students like those at UF. The point is theres going to be big changes, and I want you guys to be a part of it, Nye said. Its up to you guys to dare I say it change the world. Another student asked Nye about his favorite episode of his famous show, Bill Nye the Science Guy, but Nye, who was paid $40,000 to speak, said picking a single episode was impossible. However, he said getting to ride in the Blue Angels airplane was pretty cool. Steven Ceron, an 18-year-old UF mechanical engineering freshman, said he remembers that particular episode and that the rest of Nyes talk was incredible and very entertaining. I always watched all of his episodes, and, now Im a mechanical engineer, said the self-professed huge fan of the show. Many students said Nye was their inspiDeBari, a 20-year-old UF biomedical engineering sophomore, was no exception. science track, she said. Hes really entertaining, and hearing more about his personal life was really interesting. BILL, from page 1
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 FIVE OF THE 29 SATELLITES LAUNCHED HAVE BEEN REACHED. SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewartemail@example.comGainesville, we have a problem. UFs first satellite launched into space remains silent Fitz-Coy
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Youre 13. You just got out of the sixth grade, and its growing harder and harder to hide your anxiety about diving into both geometry and puberty next 5-foot height barrier by the time you hit younger sister. pre-teenagers. ping down to her undergarments. of the presidents head. Moviegoing Report. entertaining. years ago. them the most money. You and I arent strangers to gun Maybe thats why movies have adCara Smith is a writer for The Daily Cougar. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.In disturbing news, PG-13 movie gun violence triplesUWireCara SmithUWire O on average, put more money into the system to the young. But the way the Got shows. intention of these ads is to raise awareness, and thats what were doing. Its great that more mon denominator. Chuck Matula is a writer for The Daily Texan. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Ads should take needs seriouslyUWireChuck MatulaUWire
8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 William A. England / Alligator StaffGuests dine at a Thanksgiving-style feast Thursday evening at Gainesvilles American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge. Winn-Dixie hosted the dinner. LOCAL MCKENZIE COLLARDAlligator Contributing WriterTwenty-seven years ago, a grocery store chain funded the building of Gainesvilles American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge for cancer patients and their families. On Thursday night, the same chain ner for current residents. Winn-Dixie Stores partnered with the American Cancer Society ing dinner that was donated by local stores and prepared by a WinnDixie employee, said Allen Reavis, region vice president of operations for the chain. About 100 patients and family members lined up for the meal that collard greens and plenty of turHope Lodge Director Nancy Dohn said Winn-Dixie sponsored the construction of Gainesvilles lodge in 1986. Its not just a free place to stay, but its being able to stay someplace with people who are going through exactly what you are going through, she said. You cant put a price on that. John Messner, the chef, said everything is worth it once he sees paout whenever he can and jumps on opportunities to volunteer. you serve people food, he said. Beverly Manning has lived at the er for her mother, who has lung canThis place is really a blessing, she said. Cancer patients celebrate Thanksgiving a week early
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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. 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 depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or email@example.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604 GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 12-4-71-13 Designated drivers are the greatest UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! 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PARRISH RAN CAREER-BEST IN REGIONAL. JORDAN MCPHERSON Alligator Writer@J_McPherson1126Mark Parrish will take the helm for the Gators one last time. After winning the South Regional Championship race on Nov. 15, and being named USTFCCCA South Region Mens Athlete of the Year on Tuesday, the senior will lead Floridas cross country team at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday at noon. hes competed in this season, most recently leading NCAA regional race. He ran a career-best 29:44.24. I was really happy with the performance just beTampa native said. I got a nice, rested race at [the South Regional Championship] and it turned out really well, so Im Floridas men will be represented as a team at the Coach Paul Spangler hopes for better results this time around. With consistent performances throughout the season from their three All-South Region runners All-Freshman Carlos Miranda, Spangler is working Wabash Valley Family Sports Center. Right now, its just a matter of recovering from (the South Regional Championship) and not pressing Florida will be one of six Southeastern Conference teams participating in the meet on the mens side, with Arkansas and Georgia qualifying as teams for winning the South Central and South regions, respectively. Auburn, Tennessee and Texas A&M each have one runner competing as an individual. In addition to the mens squad, redshirt junior Cory McGee and redshirt senior Agata Strausa will represent Florida as individual runners in the NCAA Championships after the womens team fell short of qualifying for nationals. The team failed to clinch an automatic berth when ships and found out Saturday that they did not reIts tough that we havent been able to put it together and make it (to the NCAA Championships) I think we have the talent and have what it takes to be there competing, so to come in fourth doesnt really do us justice. It doesnt show how good of a Championships en route to a second-place individuI want to get into the race and be comfortable and surround myself with girls I know I can race with and I think if I do that and latch onto the people I believe Im able to run with, then thats the best thing ALLIGATOR Sarah Davis / AlligatorMark Parrish runs in the Southeastern Conference Championship on Nov. 1 at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville. Senior leads UF into NCAA Championships UF Cross Country
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Newest Gators Chris Chiozza, Brandone Francis and Devin Robinson signed their national letters of intent with the Florida mens basketball program on Thursday.Captains AnnouncedWill Muschamp announced via Twitter that Jon Halapio, Cody Riggs, Michael Taylor and Dante Fowler Jr. will serve as captains against Georgia Southern. Becky Burleigh and UF will continue NCAA Tournament play Friday. Read online at alligatorSports.org.We here at the alligatorSports Brand Picks Column are extraordinarily excited for this weekend. For the Georgia SouthernFlorida game, you ask? Of course not. The second installment of the Hunger Games series, Catching Fire premiered last night at midnight! If that doesnt get your heart pumping, then we dont know whats wrong with you. Just watch the trailer, for crying out loud! If you have been living under a rock and dont already know the basic plot of the series, its basically this: In a dystopian future, children from regions that rebelled against the government enjoyment of the ruling class. Messed up, right? Well, the main protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, competes in one of those games and (Spoiler alert!) wins. Now, the government is all mad at her for surviving, and thats where this movie picks up. When you think about it, the Southeastern Conference is a lot like The Hunger Games. Fourteen teams enter the season, all with an equal (Ha!) shot at a conference title. But by December, those 14 teams have been whittled down to two, and those lucky squads engage in a brutal, no-holds-barred destined for the national title game, the loser well, just ask Georgia how that worked for them. As we wind down this season, only death up in here! May the spreads be ever in your favor. This week, we have Joe Morgan and over the Arizona State-UCLA matchup this weekend. Arizona State (-3) will Katniss the Everdeen out of UCLA because... Jennifer Lawrence. I dont have time to write this. Im going to see the movie. Joe MorganPicks Column SITE: The Swamp (cap. 88,548) KICKOFF: 2 p.m., Saturday TV/RADIO: Pay-per-view / 850 AM SEE PICKSS, pP AGE 15 William AA EEngland / AAlligator SS taffPatric Young dunks the ball during Floridas 79-59 victory against Middle Tennessee on Thursday in the OConnell Center. Young had 16 points. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickWithout freshman point guard Kasey Hill (high ankle sprain), the Gators struggled to play organized on the offenit out and cruised to a big win. (4-1) as it defeated Middle Tennessee 79-59 in the OConnell Center. We pulled together, sophomore DeVon Walker said. Thats great basketball. Everybodys eating bread thats what I call it. dent with what we had out there. We have so many weapons. Even without our point guard, we could still distribute Dorian Finney-Smith added 14 points. I thought Patric Young did a great job tonight, coach Billy Donovan said. I thought he set the tone defensively. He was active. The Gators did not have Hill who suffered a high ankle sprain in Mondays game against Southern and will miss at least a month of action running the offense, but found success from the free-throw line, shooting 25 of 30. There was a little bit of nerves going on early, Young said. We werent moving the ball well. only two assists against four turnovers. zone. It was painful to watch. A dunk by Young, two three-point plays by Jacob Kurtz and Finney-Smith and a layup by Michael Frazier II in transition fueled a 12-0 run by the Gators over 2:38 to take a 49From that point until the end of the contest, Florida led Young dominant as Gators cruise to winSEE HOOpPS, pP AGE 15WOMENS BASkKETbBALL GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandThe Seminoles gave the Gators a taste of their own medicine on Thursday night in the OConnell Center. Florida State needed only seven women to with four of them scoring in double digits. In our eyes, we lost the toughness battle in parts of the game tonight in parts of the game, coach Amanda Butler said. Not the entire game. There were certainly bright spots. I think we played hard, but theres a difference between playing hard and playing tough. teams. The Gators and the Seminoles shot a comterra Bonds layup capped the stretch, putting Then Florida increased its lead when Cassie Peoples hit a three pointer to increase the margin to 9-5 the Gators largest lead of the night. At halftime, Florida State led 34-29. Florida Florida State was shooting 35.7 percent. Early in the second half, the game started to slip away from the Gators. With 10 minutes remaining, the Seminoles were up 58-42. Then, Ronni Williams showed up. other double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds in 24 minutes. The Gators were down six points with 48 seconds remaining when Williams fouled out for the fourth consecutive game. Its just growing pains for Ronni, Butler said. I thought she had some tough calls, in fairness to her. But, thats going to happen. Thats part of the game. That being said, you cant put yourself in position with the silly fouls. (Williams) is learning that the hard way. The game was called very close. Thats the way the games being called. Florida falls to in-state rival Florida StateSEE WHOOpPS, pP AGE 15
improve because, obviously, shes very nitely felt and it was missed when she ment this time around. January Miller played one of her best game of the season, shooting 70 percent We have the potential, but we never Added Butler: Jan shot the ball great. She gave us a great spark. Ronnis (Bonds) was really trying to push the tempo and created some good things for feated St. Johns on Tuesday night in Gainesville. are focused on cleaning up a few aspects of their game. Theres two trends that, when weve Thats on the defensive end of the got to play with a lot more composure. necessarily feel like we were forced into. Just some bad decisions and a little bit of ALLIGATOR ET TG BH CJ OU (+5) at KSU KSU OU OU OU GSU (+27.5) at UF GSU GSU GSU GSU TAMU (+4) at LSU TAMU LSU TAMU LSU WISC (-16.5) at MINN MINN MINN MINN WISC ASU (-3) at UCLA ASU UCLA UCLA UCLA VANDY (+3) at TENN VANDY TENN TENN VANDY MIZZ (-3) at MISS MIZZ MIZZ MIZZ MISS BAY (-10) at OSU BAY BAY BAY BAY AL AP PH JM OU (+5) at KSU OU OU OU OU GSU (+27.5) at UF GSU GSU GSU GSU TAMU (+4) at LSU TAMU TAMU LSU TAMU WISC (-16.5) at MINN MINN MINN WISC WISC ASU (-3) at UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA VANDY (+3) at TENN VANDY VANDY VANDY VANDY MIZZ (-3) at MISS MIZZ MIZZ MIZZ MIZZ BAY (-10) at OSU BAY BAY BAY BAYThe Bruins (+3) will emerge from the arena victorious because... es in the nation. The Bruins come spend all the time they want hiding in trees like Katniss, but they have to When they do, UCLA will make quick work of them. -Adam Lichtenstein Now onto the picks! loudly proclaimed that moniker as dont know if hes talking about doughnuts or Madden on any level higher than cently ran into an older woman who Wed be lying if we didnt inform sual proposal. you stepped up your sweater game, about it. who blows his nose more than any person in recorded human history. But were not dogging him for his while. tled, Five keys to victory for Florida had fewer hits this calendar year: that story or B.J. Upton? Toss up. Goldkamp, who decided to cut class on Wednesday while the rest an expensive sports car, we dont know. PICKS, from page 14 WHOOPS, from page 14Miller scored 19 points in lossFlorida holds fourth straight opponent to fewer than 60 points said. in the contest. said. baskets. We got fouled. We had post feeds. We Wilbekins status unknown: After the whether senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin (suspension) will be reinstated for Floridas ville. HOOPS, from page 14 With a limited bench and no bench playing against a good team, I thought our defense was constant the whole entire game.Billy DonovanUF coach
16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 MANN HOLDS NCAA RECORD FOR HITTING PERCENTAGE. RJ SCHAFFERAlligator Writer @rjschaffer There have been few things Chloe Mann has not accomplished in her career. The middle blocker is the current alltime NCAA leader in hitting percentage, has won two Southeastern Conference titles and is a reigning 2012 AVCA FirstTeam All-American. Setter Taylor Brauneis also has impressive accomplishments under her belt since she transferred from Louisville after her sophomore year. She was named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American last year and led the SEC with 11.65 assists per set. Brauneis is currently 14th in the nation with 11.45 assists per set and is second on the team in service aces. As No. 7 Florida (25-3, 14-2 SEC) prepares to take on LSU (16-10, 6-8 SEC) tonight at 7, it will be the last time Mann and fellow senior Brauneis play in the OConnell Center in the regular season in their historic careers. Its been a long, exciting, wild, crazy ing to know that all of this accumulation of everything Ive worked so hard for coming to fruition tomorrow night. Gators fans are not just getting to see the end of potentially Manns most successful season but also the end of arguably one of the most dominant careers in program history. Mann has found a way to take her game to an even higher level this season. She currently leads the NCAA with a hitting percentage of .508. She is hitting .100 better than Alex Holston, the next closest teammate. There are times as a coach that you wish you had a pause button on their careers, coach Mary Wise said. Ask any coach in the country if you leader ever in the sport of womens volleyball; thats hard to replace, and shes left her mark on this program. Wise said any list containing the most successful athletes to come out of the Gainesville would have to include Mann. Continue reading this story online at alligatorSports.org.Middle blocker looks to end decorated career on high noteJordan McPherson / AlligatorChloe Mann (10) attempts to block the ball during Floridas three-set victory against Alabama on Sunday in the OConnell Center. Mann is hitting .500 this season.
3, KICKOFF, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer @alichtenstein24 Kelvin Taylor is used to setting high standards. Two years ago, he broke Emmitt Smiths 25-year old Florida high school career rushing record. Now, after initially having his playing time limited, the Belle lished himself as the Gators starting tailback and has rushed for more yards than UF true freshman since 2008. Im excited about Kelvin, offensive coordinator Brent Pease said. I think hes really come on with the game experience. Taylor will have more opportunities to run the football when Florida (4-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) takes on Georgia Southern (6-4, 4-4 Southern Conference) due to UFs lack of depth at quarterback. Starter Tyler Murphy (shoulder) missed Floridas 19-14 loss against No. 11 South Carolina, and redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg took his place. With the inexperienced Mornhinweg at quarterback, UF ran the ball on 41 of 55 plays. Taylor received 21 of those carries, running for a career-high 96 yards and two touchdowns. Hes ran very well in his opportunities, coach Will Muschamp said after the game. He continues to mature at the position. He carries himself very well. Taylor needed to mature quickly. Floridas running backs have not been immune to the injury bug that has circulated around the team this season. Starting running back Matt Jones suffered a season-ending meniscus tear against LSU on Oct. 12, and Taylor has received more carries since then. After getting only six carries in Taylor has averaged 15.4 carries in Hes starting because hes the best guy on our team right now, Pease said. Taylor has arguably been Floridas best running back all season. The freshman has run for an avermost of any Gator with more than 15 rushing attempts. Mack Brown, who started in Jones absence in UFs season opener, looked to be Jones replacement after the sophomores season-ending injury. But Taylors success and Browns struggles led to the freshman taking over the role. Brown leads Florida in carries and rushing yards but trails Taylor in yards per carry by a yard. When I went down in the Missouri game the role kind of went to Kelvin, Brown said. So now Im just doing my job, you know. Got to run the ball and just stay healthy and contribute to the team. Said Pease: [Brown is] come out to work every day. If you dont like the situation, help change your role. Brown said he had no qualms playing behind a freshman, especially because Florida needs two running backs to carry the load due to an increase in rushing attempts. I was excited, man, running the ball every play, Brown said. Thats what every running back likes. Down hill run game, power running, just get your feet hot, really. Brown had a decent game against South Carolina as well. He ran for 51 yards on 11 carries same as Taylor. The Gators need Brown to supplement Taylor because, while the freshman has been successful, he is not a complete running back. Taylor, coming off the best game of his short college career, still has room to improve. Hell look to do that against Georgia Southerns defensive line. When you go back and look still spots where you say Heres what you need to do, heres what you need to understand more. You need to run harder through this tackle, you need to break this tackle. But while Taylor may not be a complete running back now, Pease said that day is coming soon. I want to see him in his third or fourth year, Pease said. Hes going to probably be outstanding.Freshman running back succeeding in starting positionRyan Jones / AlligatorKelvin Taylor (21) scores a touchdown during Floridas 19-14 loss to South Carolina on Nov. 16 at WilliamsBrice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. Taylor rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns in the Gators loss. I want to see [Taylor] in his third or fourth year. Hes going to probably be outstanding.Brent PeaseUF offensive coordinator