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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Florida Georgia Line to headline Tailgate:The festival will be Oct. 31 in Jacksonville, pg 8. UF rebrands itself to reach top 10 status:For the Gator Good, pg 9. Solar picnic tables, microwave approved:Now you can heat up cold food and sit at a picnic table with a USB port, pg. 4. UF quarterback Jeff Driskel will need down for Florida on Page 16. 91 /72 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13VOLUME 109 ISSUE 7 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Writermmihm@alligator.orgGun shots erupted at a family home nestled north of Newberry on Monday night, leaving a man and woman injured but the children unharmed. The victims initially called the Alachp.m. to report suspicious people near their home, located at 3707 NW County Road 235. But as Alachua deputies made their way to the victims house, they received another call within 10 minutes to report that two people had since been shot. It is not clear at this time whether more than one person was involved in the shooting. When deputies arrived at the scene, the Law enforcement were able to provide security for the injured man and woman and the two children, allowing them to leave the house safely. Emergency Medical Services transported both injured adults to a nearby hospital, according to Alachua County Sheriffs The children both girls, ages 10 and 7 remained unharmed. After the family was evacuated from the house, Butscher said deputies conducted a thorough search of the area but additional evidence. Bullet holes littered the front of the shattered glass windows and splintered wood paneling. the bullet holes patterns are consistent Two people injured after shooting near Newberry THE COUNTY LIBRARIES ARE SIGNING PEOPLE UP. PATRICK PINAK Alligator Staff Writerppinak@alligator.orgAlachua County library cards are available paign to encourage students to utilize their local libraries. Library District is participating in September Library Card Sign-up Month. About 55 students signed up for free cards Tuesday at Library West as part of the promotion. Library district representatives will be at the same location from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday and at Santa Fe College on Thursday. vices are available, said library district assistant Eric Leppin. Students can sign up for a library card with either their Gator 1 Card or drivers license. Any Florida resident can get a card for free. Emily Thompson, a 20-year-old UF family, youth and community sciences junior, got her card Tuesday and said she plans on using it at the downtown library. Its a good resource to have to be able to go to some of the other libraries, she said. woman, said its great that the district is trying to get students interested in local libraries. Theres just so many resources available, Hood said.Having fun isnt hard with a free library card ARIANA FIGUEROA Alligator Contributing WriterThe UF Presidential Search Committees Subcommittee held a meeting Tuesday to revise the campus brochure for potential presidential candidates. This is a document that is a virtual ton, a member of UFs Presidential Search Committees Subcommittee. Additions to the brochure will include the renovations of the Reitz Union building and UFs goal to be a top 10 public school university, he said. ing the potential presidential candidates during the campus visit and interview process. The committee plans to have the brochure completed by the end of September. The search for the next UF president of the search process that needs to continue. There are a lot of intricate pieces that The presidential search committee will convene again for a meeting Thursday at UFs Austin Cary Forest Learning Center at 10625 NE Waldo Road.Prez search committee to update brochuresSEE SHOOTING, PAGE 4Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffDancing ShadowsMembers of the UF African Student Union dance to traditional African music at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday. The theme of the 2014 Black Student Assembly, I Was Here, was meant to showcase the positive impact that each individual can make to the black community. There are a lot of intricate pieces that we have to be put together.Janine SikesUF spokeswoman


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 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY THUNDERSTORMS 90/72 THUNDERSTORMS 90/72 THUNDERSTORMS 90/72 THUNDERSTORMS 91/71 THUNDERSTORMS 91/72 VOLUME 109 ISSUE 7 Kappa Psi at UF, on Twitter @UFAKPsi and on Instagram at uf_akpsi. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 4 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.NEWS BRIEFSPenn State student gains rep as squirrel whisperer STATE COLLEGE, Pa. A Penn State student is gaining an Internet reputation as a squirrel whisperer for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named Sneezy. Junior Mary Krupa tells WJAC-TV that shes able to dress up the squirrel in party hats or get Sneezy to hold doll-sized props, simply by feeding the animal. Krupa and Sneezys exploits are chronicled in a Facebook page titled Sneezy the Penn State Squirrel. So far, the squirrel is proving quite popular. Its Facebook page has more likes than a page dedicated to the schools official mascot, the Nittany Lion. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWHATS HAPPENINGFirst General Body Meeting for Amnesty International Join us for UF Amnesty Internationals first general body meeting today at 6:30 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 127. We will discuss what we have planned for the semester in raising awareness for human rights issues around the world, beginning with the violations occurring in Ferguson, Missouri. This is a great way to meet like-minded people who support human rights and equality for all. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Free Beginner Tango Class The Argentine Tango Club will be hosting a free tango class for beginners. The class will take place today at 7:30 p.m. at the Corry Village Common Room. Pizza will be served. Find our event on Facebook at groups/uftango. Hippodrome Hosts Live Skype with Life After Beth Jeff Baena Take part in a Skype Q&A session with Jeff Baena, the director of Life After Beth and the screenwriter for I Heart Huckabees, at the Hippodrome State Theatre on Thursday. The session will take place immediately after the 7:45 p.m. film screening, where audience members will be able to watch Baenas latest film, Life After Beth, and discuss the film face to face. Admission is $5.50 for students and seniors and $7.50 for regular admission. Life After Beth will play until Sept. 11. Reitz Union Goes Radioactive For one night only, the Reitz Union has become a radioactive zone. Lets have some fun on Friday, from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. Play with danger at the Radioactive Zone Arcade, with glow in the dark mini golf and more. A special performance from our radioactive friends at Theatre Strike Force will be laugh-out-loud hilarious. Get glow-tastic with Michael Parallax, sponsored by Reitz Union Board Bands. Well end the night with a radioactive foam dance party on the Breezeway. Youll have the time of your life at our radioactive event. Always Friday, always free with your Gator 1 Card. Collaborating with Strangers on Sex and Gender Differences in Health Workshop Looking for a way to communicate and combine forces with others interested in sex and gender differences in health? Collaborating with Strangers workshops connect students, faculty and researchers on campus during 3-minute speed meetings. Youll walk away with more resources, solutions and creative ideas than you ever imagined. The workshop will be held Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Clinical and Translational Research building, on the corner of Gale Lemerand Drive and Mowry Road, in Room 3161/3162. More information and registration can be found at under News and Highlights at the bottom of page. Third Annual Elephant Appreciation Day Two Tails Ranch in Williston, about 20 miles from Gainesville, presents the third annual Elephant Appreciation Day on Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will feature live elephant demonstrations, exotic animal exhibits, music, food and more. Admission is $10 per person and kids under 3 are admitted free. More information is available at allaboutelephants. com. Alpha Kappa Psi, Co-Ed Business Professional Fraternity Does your resume need polishing? Do you cringe every time you go to an interview? Well then, the Alpha Kappa Psi co-ed business professional fraternity is the organization to get you on the right track. AKPsi is open to all majors. Were devoted to helping our pledges and brothers succeed professionally through mock interviewing, resume development and more, while also taking part in community service and social activities. Whether you will be applying to internships or jobs or entering the professional world, our fraternity will help you hone the skills necessary to be successful in any situation you are put into, while also making new friends. Follow us to stay up to date on Fall 2014 Rush on Facebook at Alpha Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online




4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014Ashley Miller-Shaked / AlligatorFrom left to right, Sens. Bronco Vuskovich, Jason Richards and Dylan Fisher speak at the Tuesday night Senate meeting. Two resolutions passed that night, which will bring microwaves and solarpowered tables to campus. STUDENT GOVERNMENT ALEXIA FERNANDEZAlligator Staff Writerafernandez@alligator.orgStudents can heat up a frozen meal in a new microwave in the Reitz Union and then eat it on a solar-powered picnic table by the end of the month, courtesy of UF Student Senate. The installation of three solar-powered picnic tables at the Hub and one microwave in the Reitz Union was unanimously approved Tuesday night. Student Body Treasurer Elliot Grasso, one of the authors of the solar-powered picnic table resolution, said the idea came from last years election campaign platforms. We saw it was something that students really wanted, he said. We were going for something that offered more study space on campus and that was more cost effective. While the microwave was installed before the Fall semester began, the picnic tables will be installed by Sept. 22. The wheelchair-accessible tables, which can also be found at the J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center, the Rawlings Plaza and Diamond Village, have four power outlets each and two USB ports to charge electronics. Each table costs $9,000. The single-dish microwave cost about $250 and is available for anyone to use. One other microwave is available for use in Turlington Hall. who want to bring lunch to school, said Sen. Michael Christ of the microwave after the meeting, but its no game changer.Solar picnic tables, microwave approved by SenateTheres a $1,000 reward for infowith the residents efforts to move around and shield the children. A couch one of the girls was resting on was shot multiple times, according to the release. On Tuesday afternoon, the house was empty. Two cars sat in the driveway about 50 meters back from County Road. A small red tractor stood still in the grass. Near the front porch, a light pink cloth draped unevenly over a foldable pink childs chair and a taller lawn chair, hoisting up a makeshift fort. The garage light was left on. Anne L. Hair, who lives down the road from the victims house, said she didnt know the family or hear the gunshots but was surprised it happened in her neighborhood. Not around here, Hair said, lighting up a cigarette as she sat on her metal lawn chair. It was not clear why the family was targeted, Butscher said. The shooter or shooters are still at large. Detectives ask that anyone with any information regarding the shooting should contact Detective Brett Rhodenizer or send in info anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 352-372-7867. The Alachua County Gun Bounty Program is offering a potential $1,000 reward. SHOOTING, from page 1 THREE FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN GROUNDED DUE TO UNRULY RIDERS. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK Squeezed into tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking ings in the past eight days after passengers got Disputes over a tiny bit of personal space might seem petty, but for passengers whose knees are already banging into tray tables, every inch counts. Seats are getting closer together, said Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight tendants at 19 airlines. We have to de-escalate Southwest Airlines and United Airlines both took away 1 inch from each row on certain jets to make room for six more seats. American Airlines is increasing the number of seats on its Boeing 737-800s from 150 to 160. Delta Airlines installed new, smaller toilets in its 737-900s, enabling it to squeeze in an extra four seats. JetBlue Airlines reduced the distance between coach seats by 1 inch. But passengers arent just losing legroom; theyre losing elbow room. Airlines sold 84 percent of their seats on docording to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. That means there are fewer and fewer empty middle seats on which passengers can spread out. The government doesnt break out the reason for diversions, but industry experts say the vast majority occur because of bad weather or mechanical problems. And diversions remain a tiny less than a quarter of a percentage point.Airline passengers rebel over tight seating arrangements NA TIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNASHVILLE, Tenn. Thirty teens overwhelmed their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on the run. Police caught up with some walking along roads or coming out of the woods. Some turned themselves in, including one at the guard shack Tuesday evening. And some were swiftly returned to the detention center by their own families for their own good. He broke loose, he was gone, but hes back now, said LaWanda Knowles, whose nephew joined the escape. I just want to know that hes here safely and hes OK I dont want the police jumping on him, nobody beating on him or nothing. The teens ages 14 to 19 left their rooms at the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center at about 11 p.m. Monday night and gathered in common areas. With just 16 unarmed adults to keep watch over 78 youths in 12 dormitories, the staff was overwhelmed, said Tennessee Department of Childrens Services spokesman Rob Johnson. The groups of young men kicked out metal panels under the windows of each dorm to get into the yard, and then ran around for a while before some started slipping through the chain-link fence that encircles their campus. overnight hours, so presumably, they had planned for that, Johnson said. While juvenile records are sealed, police released the names and mug shots of the remaining eight fugitives, all of whom are 17 or 18 years old. None are convicted killers, said Melvin Whitlow, the facilitys superintendent.30 teens escape from Nashville detention center We were going for something that offered more study space on campus and that was more cost effective.Elliot GrassoStudent Body TreasurerAlligator Staff


Kaitlyn Anthony / AlligatorWheel of FortuneKacie Ross (left), a 23-year-old UF environmental science senior, and Breana Pauline, a 20-year-old UF psychology junior, watch the prize wheel spin at Reitz Union Board Entertainments open house event Tuesday. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 HURRICANE WILMA WAS THE LAST MAJOR STORM TO HIT THE STATE IN 2005. JULIA LOPEZAlligator Contributing WriterAs Tropical Storm Dolly headed for the Gulf Coast of Mexico on Tuesday night, Florida avoided yet another major storm system. Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Hurricane center in Miami. Hurricanes, in general, are a game of luck, he said. They are unpredictable and come fast. The longest the state had previously gone without being hit by a major storm system was six years. The last major hurricane to hit Florida was Wilma in 2005, causing an estimated $29.1 billion in damage across the state and the Caribbean, according to the NOAA national hurricane center website. Allison Stendardo, a 21-year-old journalism senior, recalled her brief encounter with Hurricane Wilma. If I remember back in 2005, I was in seventh grade, and I lived at the time in South Florida, she said. Stendardos parents stocked up on food and supplies. Even though her house in Miami had shutters on its windows, her parents boarded them up anyway. I remember distinctly waking up the next day and seeing tree branches thrown all over the road and in my yard, Stendardo said. Feltgen said hurricanes arent the only storms that can cause damage. He said the Gulf of Mexico is like a giant boiling pot, and a storm can form at any moment. One thing we know for sure is that our luck will run out, Feltgen said. Its just a matter of when and for how long. Hurricane season is from June 1 to Nov. 30, and according to the NOAA, October is the most active month in Florida. Waters in the Atlantic start to cool down, but waters in the Gulf of Mexico are still warm. Even though Florida has not experienced hurricanes recently, individuals should not take these storms lightly. September is National Preparedness Month, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The more knowledge people have about these storms and what they are capable of, the better off they will be, Feltgen said.State has lucky streak avoiding major hurricanes NATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMILWAUKEE President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economys revving performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. America deserves a raise, he told a union crowd in Milwaukee, vowing to keep a hard sell on Congress in much the same way he once courted his wife. I just wore her down, he said. By almost every measure, the American economy and American workers are better off than when string of improving economic indicators, even while acknowledging not gines, he said, are revving a little louder. The emphasis on the minimum wage is designed to draw campaign contrasts with Republicans, many of whom maintain that an increase would hurt small businesses and slow down hiring. No one expects Congress to act on it before the November elections. Thirteen states raised their minimum wages at the beginning of this year. Those states have added jobs at a faster pace than those that did not raise the wage, providing a counterpoint to a Congressional Budget Ofjected that a higher minimum wage of $10.10 an hour could cost the nation 500,000 jobs. Until now, Obama and his White House aides had been reluctant to draw too much attention to positive economic trends, worried that some may prove illusory or that, even if they hold, many working Americans continue to live on the edge of poverty and take no comfort in the upswing. But now, the White House is encouraging Democrats to draw attention to the recovery as they head into the November mid-term elections. In an August memo to Congress Democrats, Obamas top two economic advisers underscored the positive news: more than 200,000 jobs created per month for six consecutive months, a six-year high in auto sales, second-quarter economic growth that exceeded expectations and an expanding manufacturing sector. The unemployment rate stands at 6.2 percent, dropping 1.1 points over the past year.Obama: economy calls for higher wagesObama


Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column Editorial The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Republican staffs China trip shows double standardTwo members of Floridas congressional delegation, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen have gained forcefully and frequently against communism, particularly the Fidel Castro regime in Cuba. the Cuban health care and education systems. I would suggest to my colleagues, the next time they go to human rights activists that are jailed and repressed and exiled. In 2013, Ros-Lehtinen called communism an abysmal failThe legislators criticism of communism is certainly warranted. Freedom of speech and other rights are violated and repressed in the worlds remaining communist countries. That said, it was surprising to read a report from the Tampa Those expenses were paid directly by the communist Chinese trip by arguing that China is too important to ignore. Senator Rubio has consistently condemned the totalitarian nature of the Chinese government, its record of systematic human rights violations and its illegitimate territorial claims, Conant wrote. However, China is the most populous nation on nuclear weapons arsenal and is increasingly an economic competitor of the United States. Theres no doubt that China plays a vital role in the world economy. Attempting to isolate ourselves from one of the worlds most important global powers is not an ideal strategy. visit communist countries, especially Cuba. because it provides money to a cruel, repressive and murderous regime, Rubio said in a statement after American music icons Jay-Z and Beyonc visited in 2013. In a statement, Ros-Lehtinen offered a contrasting view to Rubios assertions about Chinas economic importance. The world raves about the economic growth occurring in stitute for liberty and democracy, she said. Rubio and Ros-Lehtinen do not deserve condemnation. However, their insistence on condemning others who interact with a communist regime is certainly hypocritical. Both of these legislators continue to oppose efforts to norallowing tourism. If they are so insistent on forbidding associations with a communist regime, they should hold members of their staff to the same standard. 42 TOTAL VOTES24% YES 76% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Did you use Uber this weekend? Todays question: Do you think well get a hurricane this year?Nicki Minaj: different kind of feministW single, Anaconda, the world eagerly awaited the release of the accompanying music video. Many wondered just how far she would push the envepretty far. Minaj recently performed at the MTV Video Music through her brand seem very intentional. open letter to Minaj shortly after the infamous cover art was revealed. would react to the image of her famous behind in a thong. pression. states in his letter that as a man, he can appreciate the virThe issue is the need for men to objectify Minajs body under any and all circumstances. When women decide to own their bodies and are sexy because they want to be, the complaints and disapproval run rampant. But more often than not in American culture especially in hip-hop culture these same grievances are not heard when women engage in these same behaviors for the gratiHip-hop music videos, especially those in which men are the main performers, frequently use the female body as an object to liven up the act. No. 1 in fourteen countries, including the U.S. The explicit music video included completely topless women parading and Pharrell. own right, has stormed the traditionally male-dominated industry that is hip-hop. With her overtly sexual lyrics and provocative dance moves, she challenges all conventions that say that women should be appealing only for the enjoyment of the male Instead, Minaj is sexy for herself alone. Minajs independence and control over her own body is evident in the Anaconda music video. about what he has done. She denies him access to her body because it is her right to do so. This is what feminism is about women being allowed some unearned claims to their bodies. 180-degree leg raises, she is sending the message that the lowed to be is herself. ty constitutes self-respect, not people who believe a woman should only be sexy in the bedroom for her partner only herself. While some people may have qualms with the ways in which Minaj express herself, her extravagant and explicit actions drive home the point that no one can tell any woman what to do with her own body. feminist movement. Her ability to be a woman and her rements major power players. TehQuin Forbes is a UF sociology junior. His columns usually appear on Mondays. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITOR TehQuin


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Ive heard that you have seven seconds to By the second semester, remembered moLindsay Alexander is a UF journalism sophomore. Her columns appear on Wednesdays.ColumnLindsay T they need them the most, they have to be Nick Eagle is a UF economics and political science senior. His columns usually appear on Mondays.ColumnIn recent days and weeks, Sally Greider is a UF English and public relations sophomore. Her columns usually appear on Tuesdays. ColumnSally Nick


8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffPool PartyJessica Howard, a 21-year-old UF graphic design senior, sets up to take her shot at the UF College of the Arts Back-to-School Social at Palomino Pool Room on Tuesday. GRIFFIN HORVATHAlligator Staff Writerghorvath@alligator.orgCountry duo Florida GeorFlorida Georgia Line to headline TailgateAR OUND TOWN BRADLEY NORMANAlligator Staff Downtown Festival and Art Show actively seeking volunteers APPLE SAID IT WAS HACKED. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSStars nude pictures leaked THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FL reporter beheaded by ISISS T A TENelson Volunteering is an opportunity for personal and community growth and a chance for a free T-shirt.Drew DaehneUF English junior


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 Kaitlyn Anthony / AlligatorWolf SensesUF sociology junior Noheli Gamez, 20, listens to termite sounds through dog-like headphones at the Wolf to Woof exhibit, which ends Sunday, at the Florida Museum of Natural History on Tuesday. THEY TEST WEST AFRICAN EXCHANGE STUDENTS. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSBUFFALO, N.Y. College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the U.S. as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. With the virus continuing to kill in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the arrival of students from those countries has U.S. authorities on alert but cautioning against alarm. I can see why there would be concern; theres no vaccine for it, said Fatima Nor, an 18-yearold freshman at the University at Buffalo, where about 25 students from Nigeria are enrolled for Fall. As long as everyone keeps their personal space, it should be OK. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have isfor colleges, some state health departments, including in South Carolina and North Dakota, have spelled out for administrators what symptoms to look for and how to react. Elsewhere, universities are drafting their own precautionary plans against the often-fatal hemorrhagic fever, which causes weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, internal bleeding, and sometimes, bleeding from the nose and ears. I dont see this as a huge threat on college campuses, said Dr. Susan Even, student health director at the University of MissouriColumbia and a member of the ACHA, but it makes sense when youre communicating with students ... to ask a question or two.Colleges screen transfers for Ebola VERONICA LOPRESTI MINGRONEAlligator Contributing WriterUF has launched a rebranding campaign to move the university closer toward its preeminence goal of being a top 10 school. UF joined forces with branding agency 160over90 to kickstart its new re-energized promotional campaign, For the Gator Good. The more than $700,000 privately funded campaign focuses on UFs global impact. The rebranding is a progression of the UF Rising campaign, UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said. Its important that we talk about the great things that happen at the University of Florida as we work to become a top 10 public research university, which is one of our major goals going forward, she said. Two years ago, the state of Florida designated the University of Florida as the states most preeminent university. The For the Gator Good rebranding launched on Saturday and is airing on select TV spots. The campaign will run over a span of two to three years, according to a UF press release. including that of a 4-year-old boy named Aaron who underwent treatment at the UF Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville while battling a rare bone cancer. the rebranding of all three UF organizations: UAA, the UF Foundation and UF. For the Gator Good is a fresh take on The Gator Nation campaign, which was launched nearly 10 years ago. The new campaign shows Gators ambitions to make a difference thats not only felt on campus but also felt around the world. Maggie Slomiany, director of client services at 160over90, said the UF projects all have the same strategic foundations and the same themes with their own unique personalities. 160over90s rebranding of UAA includes a revamped style guide and toolkit that allows UAA to independently produce materials that work in tandem with the overall themes of the project. Nicole Yucht, UF director of marketing for university relations, said For the Greater Good campaign will show UFs positive reach in issues such as poverty, cancer and hunger and hopefully create more support for its research. We know we cant do it alone, so we are imploring others to said.UF rebrands itself to reach top 10 statusPREEMINENCE


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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Soccer drops in pollThe UF soccer team dropped two spots to No. 8 in the NSCAA coaches poll, which was released Tuesday. Florida went 1-1 in its Lacrosse to host tournament during Fall scheduleThe UF lacrosse team released its Fall schedule on Monday and will host the Florida Fall Tournament on Oct. 19 at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.J.D. Tomlinson will be 2014. Read the story on Page 14.Kan Li / Alligator Staff MORGAN MORIARTY@Morgan_MoriartyAlthough Florida fans look at Kurt Ropers new offense, they would have to wait another week to do so as the season opener versus Idaho was suspended Saturday due to unsafe weather in the area. Kickoff time was delayed two hours and 48 minutes, and the game kicked off at 9:50 p.m. Valdez Showers returned the opening kick for 64 yards down to the Idaho 14 yard line before both teams were more lightning was reported in the area. The game was suspended shortly thereafter due to weather as well as unsafe conditions were a bit of a concern in terms of playcalling if the game were to be played. You just wondered how hard it was going to be to exchange the football, whether it was between the quarterback and center, center and running backs, Roper said. And you start wondering how wet it is when youre going to throw it. One of the advantages offenses get when its really wet is you know where youre going and those DBs dont. The long delay didnt have too much of an effect on quarterback Jeff Driskel while he waited in the locker room for the game to start. Hes a real even-keeled guy, Roper said. He handles things really well. And thats what I like about him; he doesnt ride the wave of emotions like I like to talk about quarterbacks doing. Hes pretty Ropers first game cut short, offense fails to see fieldSEE ROPER, PAGE 15AIR JORDAN JORDAN MCPHERSONAir Jordan@J_McPherson1126Kurt Roper has a lot of stories to tell. with anecdotes about his coaching experiences, growing up as a coachs son and raising his six-year-old daughter Reese who was probably more upset than Roper about Floridas season opener against Idaho being suspended. It got pretty late she is 6 and so my wife said hey at some point shes got to go home, Roper said Tuesday. So my mother in law started to take her and my son home, and my daughter said, I got all toenails painted orange and blue I got all dressed up for this. Im just so disappointed. But theres one story that fans are waitcoordinator the story of Floridas successful offense. And while that story wont be told until Florida is able to play more than just its opening kickoff (cue Valdez Showers pun here), one thing is certain about Ropers offense: The pieces are there. Floridas offense this season has arguably as much depth at its skill positions as the 2008 team a group that contains names such as Percy Harvin, Louis Murphy and Chris Rainey. The wide receiver position is brimming with talent from redshirt seniors Quinton Dunbar and Andre Debose to true freshman C.J. Worton. Roper plans to rotate at least six receivers around throughout the three wide receiver positions this season. The Gators also have a formidable passcatching option at tight end in Virginia transfer Jake McGee. The redshirt senior caught 43 passes in 2013.Offense debut worth the wait JONATHAN CZUPRYN@jczuprynKurt Roper is a football lifer. Because his father, Bobby Roper, coached at the collegiate level while he was growing up, Kurt grew up on footwas old enough to play on them. After his playing career ended in 1994, he took to the sidelines, grabbed a clipboard and has been following in his fathers footsteps ever since. But despite the amount of time he has spent around the sport, Roper has never seen a sight quite like Saturday nights false start in the Swamp. Im 42 years old and been around college football my whole career . since I was born, Roper said Tuesday. been around that wasnt played. So, no. After a two-hour, 48-minute weaththe opening kickoff only to be told immediately following the play that they had to return to the locker room. Jake McGee, who transferred during the offseason from Virginia, was supposed to make his Florida debut and show the fans his potential in Ropers spread offense. However, what was scheduled to be a test run for McGee and the new system turned into the redshirt seniors Its one of the weirdest feelings I think Ive ever had with football, said the 6-foot-6, 245-pound tight end. You put a whole week of game prep in, do the whole pre-game, do really everything and then the game doesnt happen. It sort of an empty feeling, I guess. Stadium had the option to either stick Players frustrated over delaySEE SIDEBAR, PAGE 15 SEE JORDAN, PAGE 15 Jordan McPhersontwitter: @J_McPherson1126 UF Fo otball


LUIS TORRESAlligator Writer@LFTorresIII ALLIGATOR Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffJ.D. Tomlinson tees off at the SunTrust Gator Invitational on Feb. 16 at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. EDEN OTEROAlligator Staff Writer@edenotero_lSEC honors freshman middle blockerVOLLEYBALLUF mens golf brings seasoned roster into 2014 I just really worked on my game and kind of put my head down and made some changes.J.D TomlinsonUF senior


Running backs Kelvin Taylor, Matt Jones and Mack Brown will lead a three-headed attack in the backShowers kickoff return against Idaho would have been a perfect prelude to the Roper-led offense that The 64-yard return brought the excitement that Roper hopes to bring out of a Florida offense that has Mother Nature had other plans, though, and the closest Ropers group got to a play was huddling on But even though Floridas spread offense debut has been pushed back to Saturdays game against Eastern elsewhere and return later, the players had no choice but to wait in And because the storm had the potential to end at anytime, Floridas athletes stayed alert and studied the gameplan laid out for them were to be called upon to take the to be caught unprepared and unfoWe was still getting ready, like Still, having to endure a dragged out delay in a chilled locker room in soaking uniforms and pads caused some players to become a little anSome, like kicker Frankie Velez and defensive tackle Joey Ivie, (Theres) about a hundred guys in the locker room, Jeff Driskel Never felt this rage before, Fowler tweeted after learning the Saturday night sitting in that locker room, each one is relaying the same message now: Florida is more than ready to begin its most anticipated UF is scheduled to kickoff 2014 against Eastern Michigan on Saturup and his entire team to face off Were more determined, said hungry to go out there and show our fans and our family that we this fall camp that he likes to play safety because it allows him to hit more people, is now itching more than ever to strap on a helmet and deliver some punishing blows on Oh I wish tomorrow was SatThats all we can think of is SaturALLIGATOR, 15 Alligator File PhotoJabari Gorman (21) tackles Arkansas running back Alex Collins (3) during the Gators 30-10 win Players hungry for competition after suspended season opener SIDEBAR, from page 13 JORD AN, from page 13Taylor, Jones Roper expects high completion rate Added Driskel: I think its good have a bunch of competitors on the Driskel, fully recovered from a during last years Tennessee game, has appeared more comfortable and scheme in spring practice and the Through the entirety of fall camp, he didnt throw a single inFor Driskel to have a successful season, Roper expects a high comgoals together Coach Cut (David Cutcliffe from Duke) started teaching me to put goals together at the end of the game, 60 percent was Really, its higher now because of all the things that happen behind the line of scrimmage and things Like a multitude of offenses throughout the Southeastern Conference, Floridas up-tempo scheme will allow the offense to run a high on it and said, here is exactly how many plays we want to run, RopIf you get up around the 80 range, you are running a lot of With that high number of plays, Roper needs consistent production I think real games teach you a starting to build some depth movFloridas next chance to get out Eastern Michigan, which hails from Roper said the Eagles defense presents some different challenges I think they dont mind playing a little bit more man coverage than And so theyve got the ability to be aggressive, but those are the main R OPER, from page 13


16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 FOOTBALL RICHARD JOHNSONAlligator Staff Writer@RagjUFHow fast is too fast for an offense? Texas A&M ran 99 plays in its season opener against South Carolina, and Baylor ran 97 in its debut against Southern Methodist. Offensive coordinator Kurt Ropers former employer, Duke, ran 86 plays Saturday and Eastern Michigan, UFs next opponent, ran 86. As the hype continues around Ropers up-tempo system, just how fast the Gators will go is a key topic of discussion. But one down in particular makes the difference, said Roper. It all really is determined by how successful you have been on third downs in a lot of instances, he said. Of the 10 teams which ran the most plays in college footballs verted on 10 or more third down attempts. Roper will need from his offense is from quarterback Jeff Driskel. Roper said during his career, the benchmark has risen for how accurate a quarterback needs to be in his offense during a game. A 60-percent completion rate wont cut it anymore, and in Ropers best season, quarterback Sean Renfree completed 68 percent of his passes for Duke in 2009, leading the Blue Devils to the ninth best passing attack nationally in yards per game. Jeff Driskel is near that mark already. Driskel threw at a 63.7 percent clip in his only full season as Floridas starter in 2012. Before being sidelined against Tennessee in 2013 with a broken percentage. But Driskel is not one to be caught up in numbers. When you start to think about numbers, you start to just take easy things to get the numbers up, Driskel said. But if you do take what the defense gives you, at the end of the day youll be at around 65-70 percent. Thats kind of a number you want to be at the end of the year. McGee has strange Saturday tight end Jake McGee wasnt on the sideline of a Virginia Cavaliers football game as UVA fell to UCLA in a hard-fought 28-20 contest. McGee was sitting in a hotel room, getting ready to play for game that never ended up happening thanks to lightning and the condition of Florida Field. I watched as much as I could in the hotel, McGee said. It was tough to watch, a lot of weird feelings but I thought the guys played hard. Gorman ready for opener: Defensive back Jabari Gorman cant think of anything else but Saturdays opener against Eastern Michigan. He, like the rest of Floridas team is chomping at the bit to get ruin the game against Idaho. As Florida prepares for Saturdays game against Eastern Michigan, they ready themselves for a run-happy unit, content to pound the rock with power more than they are to play pitch and catch Gorman isnt worried though. Theyre a power team, nothing tricky about their formations and stuff like that, Gorman said. They just run the power in different formations and with a good defensive line as we got then we look like well have a great chance.Kan Li / Alligator StaffJeff Driskel warms up in the rain before Floridas suspended