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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 Riding Along:University Police ramps up nighttime patrol, including increased night shifts and canceled vacations, pg. 3. CDC survey shows 1 in 5 women have been raped:Most rapes happen to women under the age of 25, pg 8. UF math professor by loved ones, colleagues:Neil Lawrence White, 69, died from a long-term illness, pg 5. UF quarterback Jeff Driskel is more comfortable in Floridas up-tempo offense. Read the story on Page 13. 81 /71 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Writermmihm@alligator.orgUF Chief of Police Linda Stump and Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones hosted a press conference Monday afternoon at the UF Police Department regarding the recent string of assault cases both on or near UFs campus in the last 10 days. Safety on our campus is a shared responsibility, Stump said as the conference began. Stump said UPD, Gainesville Police, and Santa Fe College are joining forces to catch the man who police believe assaulted a fourth woman Sunday night. said, which attracted attention and eventually stopped each assault. They fought, they yelled, they defended themselves, and they did it very well, Stump said. on foot. All departments are urging the comdividual responsible for these crimes. VOLUME 109 ISSUE 11 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014Nathalie Dortonne / Alligator StaffUF students sign banners at the No Gator Walks Alone event on the Plaza of the Americas Monday evening. No Gators Walks Alone is meant to raise awareness about sexual assaults and encourage Gators to look out for one another. CAMPUS ASSAULTS ASHLEIGH HICKSAlligator Contributing WriterTelevision camera crews and concerned students swarmed the Plaza of the Americas on Monday in support of heightened campus safety. The event, titled No Gator Walks Alone, was organized in light of four incidents of assault and battery reported the canceled Gators season opener. Trees were draped with colorful banners decorated with names of supporters, the hashtag #sticktogether and phrases like No Gator Walks Alone. One of the event coordinators, Nikki Steinberger, a UF student personnel in higher education graduate student, organized the rally to include speakers and tips about how to stay safe on campus. One of my friends mentioned, I cant believe this happened in our community, and it really is a community, said Steinberger, 24. Thats kind of sparked the idea of we need to come together, she said. Speakers at the event included Steinberger, UF Police Chief Linda Stump and Student Body President Cory Yeffet. Stump praised the efforts of the four victims in her address to the crowd. These four individuals were very brave, Stump said. They fought. They made noise, and in certain instances, people were around to come to their aid.UF students come together in assault aftermathSEE ALONE, PAGE 4UPD, GPD address public about campus assaults 72 STUDENTS HAVE QUALIFIED. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgAfter a record low turnout Sunday for students interested in running for a UF Student Senate seat, Monday drew enough applicants tions ballot. The second day of qualifying in the Reitz Union Ballroom drew 61 students, a result consistent with past qualifying rounds, said UF Supervisor of Elections Hans Rojas. Sunday. Historically, day three has the highest turnout of candidates, Rojas said. In previous election cycles, qualifying and slating began Monday and ran through Wednesday. UF election codes now specify that qualifying must be completed by Tuesday at 5 p.m. Because of GatorNights on Friday and the football game on Saturday, Rojas said the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom was only available on Sunday. All but one of Mondays 61 students slated or chose to run with a registered political party with Swamp Party. Students who have not slated have until the end of a mandatory meeting at the Reitz Union Auditorium at 9 p.m. Wednesday to slate with a candidate. I think we werent extremely surprised about there being a low turnout, Swamp Party spokeswoman Katie Backstrand said about Sundays qualifying round. So today ing with how many people showed up. Qualifying ends at 5 p.m. today.Election slating continuesSEE PRESS, 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 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014FORECAST SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY THUNDER STORMS 90/72 THUNDER STORMS 90/72 THUNDER STORMS 92/72 THUNDER STORMS 91/71 THUNDER STORMS 81/71 TODAY VOLUME 109 ISSUE 11 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.CORRECTIONSAn article that ran on the front page Monday incorrectly stated the time of one of the recent assaults. It said the latest assault happened Monday night, but it was Sunday night. An article in Mondays paper incorrectly identified Michael Christ. It stated he was a former Students Party candidate. Christ currently serves as the minority party leader for the Students Party in the Student Senate. WHATS HAPPENING?Collaborating with Strangers on Sex and Gender Differences in Health Workshop Collaborating with Strangers workshops connect students, faculty and researchers on campus during three-minute speed meetings. The workshop will be held today 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. Hippodrome Cinema welcomes Policeman actor Yiftach Klein for in-person Q-and-A The Hippodrome Cinema welcomes Yiftach Klein, lead actor in Policeman, for an in-person Q-and-A session. The onenight screening of Policeman will take place today at 7 p.m., with the Q-and-A session taking place immediately after the screening. Admission is $7.50. The Hippodrome Cinema is located inside the Hippodrome Theatre at 25 SE Second Place. For a complete listing of films and additional showtimes, please visit Discover science at your library Meet the Florida Museum of Natural History at the Alachua County Headquarters Library downtown Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and explore science concepts through hands-on activities with your preschooler in the Story Hour Room. For more information, visit grid/discover-science-yourlibrary or call 352-273-2062. Meditate-A-Thon Meditation Club is hosting meditation on Plaza of the Americas on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out Facebook for more information: facebook. com/groups/MORatUF. Diaspora Tour at the Ocora The Bob Graham Center and the International Center will be hosting the 2014 Diaspora Tour on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall. The event will include remarks by U.S. Department of State Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew OBrien and a panel discussion on promoting diaspora engagement for international development efforts. This event is free and open to the public. For more information email GatorNights: Hakuna Matata It Means No Worries Hakuna Matata what a wonderful phrase! If the stress of midterms is starting to get you down, then go on over to GatorNights at the Reitz Union for some Hakuna Matata on Friday from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. Therell be massages, live music from Stephen Ellrod and a selfie station. Theres also the Multicultural Greek Council showcase A Timeless Legacy in the Grand Ballroom, a flash mob and gyrosphere. Always Friday, always free with your Gator 1 Card. Florida Museums adult volunteer orientation Want to become a Florida Museum of Natural History volunteer? The first step is attending the new volunteer orientation Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to help find the best match for your interests and abilities. Volunteers serve as exhibit guides to school groups and other museum visitors and provide assistance in the research and collections areas. Preregistration is required. You must be 18 years or older to register. For more information, visit or call 352-273-2055. 10th Gainesville Latino Film Festival: Free and open to the public The Latina Womens League presents its 10th Gainesville Latino Film Festival. Kicking off the monthlong celebration of the National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Gainesville Latino Film Festival will have its opening gala night Friday at 7:15 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, with the U.S. debut of the film Hugo Paco Luis y tres chicas de rosa. For full information on all the films and venues, please visit gainesvillelatinofilmfestival. com. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


RACHEL CROSBYAlligator Staff Writerrcrosby@alligator.orgLinda Stump sipped her Coke through a thin straw as she drove her red Ford Explorer through UFs campus Monday night. Im not a coffee drinker, said UFs Chief of Police, tapping the silver thermos the soda splashed around in. She needed the carbonated caffeine. Shes not used to working nights. switched to night shifts following Sundays assault on campus, the fourth since Aug. 30. All four victims of the attacks gave similar descriptions of the perpetrator, a white male at least 6 feet tall with a large build. He remains at large. lice now monitored the streets. A K-9 unit on bikes whizzed up and around Newell vests and walked in pairs, escorting students safely through campus. unteer was visible. Yet as Stump pulled her SUV up onto a curb near McCarty Hall, pockets of darkness seeped into view. Fronds glowed green under the bright beam of her headlights. As she stepped out of the car and slammed the door behind her, post, the small path between McCarty buildings B and C was black again. This is where it happened, she said, referring to Sundays assault. She walked forward, passing a bright blue emergency light and the hum of a few vending machines as she disappeared into the darkness. Now imagine its pouring rain. She ran through the incident: A man grabbed a woman from behind, hitting her and pulling her down. They wrestled around for a bit before he ran off. Trees that shade students in the day sheltered the predator that night. The woman called the cops. But he was gone. didnt seem like enough. This isnt an impossible feat, Stump said, but we need some luck. Just before 9 p.m. Monday, about 25 onto the sidewalk. There they waited, paired off, before loading into Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol vans and police cars and heading out. will take this week. Where this installment was mostly verbal, the next three will involve physical activity. No weapons are used just hands and legs; strikes and kicks. Samantha Rios, an 18-year-old UF freshman from Rogersville, Tennessee, said she signed up for the self-defense class Friday after hearing about the third assault, which occurred that morning near Library West. I come from a small town, Rios said. Im not used to this kind of thing. coordinator, said she received hundreds of emails last weekend asking to register. Has her inbox ever been that full? No, Lamb said. Absolutely not. week, and as of Monday night, courses were booked until Oct. 27. Since Ive been coordinator, the proLamb said. Although its a very negative situation, its good whatever happened on campus gave them that drive to come. and relayed pick-up locations to drivers. Radios beeped and went static as pickIn front of her, two iPad screens moniing them over a campus map. At about 9:30 p.m. Monday, the maps were full of blinking icons each one representing a student who needed a safe ride. At that time, the wait was 10 minutes. Were very busy, Fernandez said. worse. And on Friday night we only run four vans. On Monday, there were nine vans in service, three of which Stump said the department rented from Enterprise. The rides are available from 6:30 p.m. to police escorts to students during and after that time. She said the schools medical amnesty still applies, so students who are intoxicated and under the legal drinking age Were trying to be proactive, said Ofride? Still, as he made his way through campus around dusk at the start of his night shift, he counted 83 people walking alone. As the night went on, rumors came and who matched the description of the suspect Stump rode through campus with her air conditioning on and her windows down, listening. Fear and humidity sat stagnant in the air. If somebodys attacking one student, its personal, Stump said. The bottom line is they should be able to walk wherever they want. sures in place Monday are expected to extend for weeks to come. This is our top priority, Stump said. Its a hard turnaround, but I havent heard one complaint from these guys. ALLIGATOR, 3 Rachel Crosby / Alligator Staff CAMPUS ASSAULTSRiding along: University Police ramps up nighttime patrol


EMILY CARDINALIAlligator Staff Writerecardinali@alligator.orgTHE FEST 13 will expand onto Bo Diddley Community Plaza this year. The ever-growing alternative music festival that will host 365 bands over Halloween weekend plans to fence off the plaza to be the main stage, hosting big-name bands like Descendents, the Menzingers and Less Than Jake. Bo Diddley gives us the opportunity to have the biggest shows, said the founder of FEST Tony Weinbender. Weinbender had been working for three years with the City of Gainesville to make the growth happen, with one obstacle being selling alcohol on city property. People are traveling from so far away to see these shows, he said, we want to make them as comfortable as possible. On Saturday and Sunday, the fencedoff area will include the section of Southeast First Avenue across the plaza in front of the Hampton Inn and Suites and the Supervisor of Elections buildings. In addition to fencing that section off, cers from Gainesville Police and emergency medical technicians. Our biggest thing is that there is a mutual respect among everyone, said GPD Lt. Brian Helmerson. Weve been workloosely, and were focused on coordinating personnel so we can communicate appropriately. Maximum capacity for the plaza is still not known. Stump said UPD is expanding its Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol services in an effort to shorten the amount of time someone has to wait for a ride on campus. If rides are not available, Stump said her department pledged to offer students police escorts so they do not walk alone. Several campus organizations are joining to walk students to and from their residences on campus, Stump said. Police patrols will be expanded throughout campus, responsibilities are being shiftbe on campus as well. Vice President of Student Affairs Dave Kratzer said students should download the TapShield mobile application, which can update friends and roommates with the users location and call police with the click of a button. Kratzer strongly recommended students walk in pairs and always remain alert and aware of their surroundings. If you see something suspicious, please give us a call, Jones said. None of the blue light emergency phones were utilized during the on-campus attacks, but students are urged to use them if needed. Even if students dont have time to pick up the phone and call UPD, just knocking the phone off the hook will send an alert to UPD. UF Student Government declared it Sexual Assault Awareness Week on Monday, and a rally was held on the Plaza of the Americas that afternoon. Were coming after you, Stump said of the suspect. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014Megan Reeves/Alligator StaffProtesters stand and listen to performer Chelsea Carnes at the Moral Mondays Gainesville event Mon day. The event, held at the Alachua County Courthouse, was a call to action focusing on the sexual abuse and rape culture in America. TUITION ALEXIA FERNANDEZAlligator Staff Writerafernandez@alligator.orgThe Florida Prepaid program has reduced the cost of its rates after a new state law lowered future costs of attendance at state universities in Florida. For Megan Diaz, a 20-year-old UF education sophomore, the program was never an option her family looked into. My parents never got Florida Prepaid because it just didnt theyre dropping the prices, my parents might start it for my little brother. The prices of certain Florida Prepaid programs will drop, according to a Florida Prepaid College Board press release. These changes went into effect after a Florida law passed lowering the future cost of annual attendance. Florida Prepaid director of marketing and public relations Kristin Lock said the change in prepaid prices took place immediately after the legislation passed in late spring. This has happened quicker than some of the other changes, I would think, she said. Eleven state universities accept our plans, and all students, in attending those universities, will About 600 families in Gainesville have Florida Prepaid plans, Lock said, creating a combined savings of $12 million. her grandmother got for her. It helps pay for my books, she said. So the only thing I have to worry about paying is my tuition and housing. Among the changes, the prepaid board is also offering a new 1-Year Florida University Plan that would allow Florida families to buy one to four years at a university they can afford, according to the Florida Prepaid College Board press release. The minimum price of the new plan starts at $43 a month. Open enrollment for Florida Prepaid begins Oct. 15 and will close on Feb. 28, 2015. With Florida Prepaid becoming more affordable, students like Diaz say the program will help future generations of college students. Students reminded Florida Prepaid reduced cost of program The event corresponds with Sexual Assault Awareness WeekStump urged students to walk in groups at night and download the universitys TapShield app, which contacts UPD at the click of a button. UPD has also established a rumor control line, 352-294-2289. During his message, Yeffet spoke about Sexual Assault Awareness Week, which started Monday and runs until Friday. We want to make them (students) aware of those resources and that they can utilize them should the issue arise or should they need to learn more about the issue, Yeffet said. Students in attendance expressed their concerns on the repeated assaults. I wanted to come out here to support this cause because I feel like we should all come together in solidarity to combat people who are out to victimize innocent students, said Dashari Kearse, a 20-yearold UF linguistics sophomore. On the No Gator Walks Alone Facebook page, students offered to accompany anyone walking home alone at night. At the event, Maya Iyyani, a 21-yearold UF psychology senior, signed a banner with her friends in support of the cause. I think a short-term goal is being aware of your surroundings, using the buddy system, telling your friends where you are at all times, using SNAP (Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol), using the blue light system, Iyyani said. Stump and Steinberger both emphacan have. partments responsibility when something goes wrong, Steinberger said. Its all of our responsibility. ALONE, from page 1 PRESS, from page 1FEST to make its way to Bo Diddley Community Plaza this year My parents never got Florida Prepaid Megan Diaz High Dive Bar and Venue (Dads performs Friday and Jeff Rosenstock performs Sunday) The Wooly (Laura Stevenson performs Saturday and Circle Takes the Square performs Sunday) Civic Media Center (Spoonboy performs Sunday) :08 (The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die performs Sunday) 1982 Bar Boca Fiesta The Atlantic Nightspot Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar Tall Pauls Brew HouseOther venues:


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Nathalie Dortonne / Alligator StaffUF business management senior Carlos Monesar, 22, waits to get his bike repaired at the SG Bike Repair shop in the Reitz Union on Monday afternoon. OBITU ARY ARIANA FIGUEROA Alligator Staff WriterNeil Lawrence White had a love of cracking logic games, completing puzzles and caring for his students. The retired UF mathematics professor died Aug. 11 at North Florida Regional Medical Center from an ongoing illness. He was 69. A celebration of life event was held Sunday at the Florida Museum of Natural History, where White spent his time volunteering during retirement. Whites interest in math and all things logical were inspired by a high school math teacher. He recieved his bachelors degree from Michigan State University and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He came to UF in 1973 and eventually retired in 2008. During that time, White served as the math department associate chair and taught for 35 years. His wife of 47 years, Mary, said her husband, who joked that he looked like Jeopardy! host, Alex Trebek, tried to make math as entertaining as possible for his students. He would often ask Jeopardy! questions to the students to make it fun, she said. He enjoyed teaching and he always enjoyed going to work. Krishnaswami Alladi, a UF mathematics professor, said White shared his love of math in each of his lectures. cian and someone very dedicated to the math department, Alladi said. He also said White consistently received rave reviews from his students. One memory left a lasting impression on Alladi, who said White his raise be given to a younger faculty member. He went out of his way to help, he said. White lent a helping hand not only to faculty, but also to his students. Alladi said White applied for a grant for minority students in the math department. He single-handedly applied for that grant, and we got it, Alladi said. Another colleague recalled Whites dedication. He was a very caring person, and he especially cared about his students, said Louis Block, a UF mathematics professor. In his memory, UFs Department of Mathematics is establishing the Neil White Excellence in Teaching Award to honor his devotion to students and the department. Donations for the award can be sent to the Department of Mathematics, P.O. Box 118105, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.UF math professor remembered by loved ones, colleaguesWhite RESIDENTS MUST APPLY BY WEDNESDAY. LIVIA AGYEKUM Alligator Contributing Writer Alachua County residents wishing to oversee improvements to county roads should apply to be a part of the Moving Alachua County Forward Citizen Oversight Committee by Wednesday. The 11-member committee, consisting of seven voting and four alternate members, will oversee the Moving Alachua County Forward referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot, which calls for a 1-percent transportation sales surtax that will span over eight years. It aims to improve the quality of the transportation system in Alachua County. Applications for the City of Gainesville Commission appointees are due Tuesday and applications for the County Commission appointees are due Wednesday. The tax would fund projects such as resurfacing roads, adding new turning lanes and paving new roads in order to alMoving Forward website. Some of the suggested road improvements include Tower Road, Northwest 43rd Street and Southwest 62nd Boulevard. County residents making the median household income can expect a tax increase of about $109 annually to account for the 1-percent surtax, according to the project website. I would pay a 2-percent sales tax in order to have Southwest 62nd Boulevard expanded and resurfaced, said PJ Russell, a 23-year-old UF alumnus. The amount lous because it leads to the only mall in Gainesville. After being appointed by the County Commission, Alachua County League of Cities and the Board of Directors of the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, committee members will be responsible for overseeing the sales tax revenue and ensuring it is spent appropriately. A committee member just has to be an Alachua County resident, said advisory board coordinator Jeremy Clements. Applications are on the Board of County Commissioners website.Applications for road improvement committee open THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD Iraqs parliament countrys new prime minister late Monday and approved most of his proposed Cabinet amid calls by the Arab League for its members to combat the Sunni militant group advancing across Iraq. Lawmakers approved all the candidates proposed for the new government, except for a few posts, namely the defense and interior ministers. Outgoing Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki, former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and former Speaker of Parliament of co-vice presidents. The U.S. and other countries have been pushing for a more representative government that will ease anger among Sunnis, who felt marginalized by alMalikis administration, helping fuel the dramatic sweep by the Islamic State extremist group over much of northern and western Iraq since June.Iraqi parliament approvedINTERNA TIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSABIDJAN, Ivory Coast Gambias National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imsaid Monday, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africas most vocal anti-gay leaders. The bill amending the criminal code was passed last month and brings life sentences for aggravated homosexuality, minority leader Samba Jallow told The Associated Press. That is a charge leveled at repeat offenders and people living with HIV/AIDS. Jallow said while his National Reconciliation Party did not condone homosexuality, he voted against the bill along with one other lawmaker. Homosexual acts were already punishable by up to 14 years in prison under a Gambian law that was amended in 2005 to apply to women in addition to men. A draft seen by The Associated Press contains language identical to a controversial antigay bill signed into law in Uganda earlier this year. In addition to serial offenders and people living with HIV/AIDS, both pieces of legislation say examples of aggravated homosexuality include when the suspect engages in homosexual acts with someone who is under 18, disabled or has been drugged. The term also applies when the suspect is the parent or guardian of the other person or is in authority over him or her.Gambia lawmakers pass bill to keep gay people in jail for life


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. 115 TOTAL VOTES89% YES 11% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Do you support medical marijuana legalization? Todays question: Have you considered taking extra safety precautions, like taking self-defense classes or buying pepper spray? Open the Internet: Support net neutralityThe Internet is a powerful tool of democracy that provides diverse groups of people with an open and equal platform to communicate, share information and express their views. Net neutrality, a concept that has come essential aspects of the Internet. Net neutrality is the simple idea that all data on the Internet should be treated equally. In practice, this means everyone on the Internet should be able to easily communicate with one another and access content without discrimination or interference from a third party. All websites should run at the same speed regardless of whether they are owned by individuals, small startups or powerful corporations. This is what is commonly referred to as an open Internet. The concept of an open Internet has come under attack due to the Federal Communications Commissions new proposals. Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC, has expressed support for Internet service providers (ISPs) offering paid prioritization services. Under this rule, companies like Comcast and Verizon would be able to charge extra fees for preferential treatment. The sites that can afford the cost will receive high-speed, priority Internet bandwidth. Those who cant will essentially be relegated to a separate, slower Internet, placing them at a severe competitive disadvantage. Wheeler has promised that the proposal will not threaten the openness of the Internet because the FCC will ensure prioritization practices are commercially reasonable. former lobbyist for the telecommunication companies that can consumers best interests at heart. desire to ensure commercially reasonable practices. If it did choose to exercise this power, American consumers would likely have a much faster and more affordable Internet. Even though American consumers pay among the highest rates in the developed world for the Internet, the U.S. ranks only 31st globally in download speeds and 42nd in upload speeds. The reason for these exorbitant Internet rates is simple. ISPs generally hold a monopoly or duopoly in most regions in the U.S. In fact, 67 percent of Americans have two or fewer providers from which to choose. Knowing that consumers have nowhere else to turn, these companies can continue to increase their prices. Its practices of Internet companies are commercially reasonable. Critics of the paid prioritizalix and Amazon, rightfully argue that the changes will grant ISPs even more control over the Internet. This is why preserving net neutrality is so important. Under the FCCs proposal, instead of acting as an equal platform the very nature of the Internet will be undermined. On Wednesday, several major companies will be participating in a symbolic protest to show their support for net neutrality. Reddit, Vimeo, WordPress, Foursquare and Kickstarter are just some of the sites that will display perpetual loading icons. The purpose of this protest is to demonstrate what will happen to the web under proposals currently being considered by the FCC. Though Internet Slowdown Day, as the involved parties have titled it, will not actually result in slower Internet service, it is an important symbolic act. Americans who care about the free and open exchange of ideas must stand up against threats to net neutrality. The FCC is accepting public comments about the issue on its website until Monday. If you believe an open Internet is critical to modern America, I encourage you to express your support for net neutrality. Our ability to connect, communicate and innovate depends on it. Moriah Camenker is a UF public relations senior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.College students shape the future if they voteLow voter turnout has been a prominent feature of American elections for the last several decades. In the 2012 election, only about two-thirds of all voters cast ballots. as South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey, each of which had a turnout rate of at least 74 percent in their most recent national elections. One of the demographic groups most responsible for the low voter-turnout rate in the U.S. is the youth population, particularly college-age students. Only 41.2 percent of Americans age 18 to 24 voted in the 2012 presidential election. A new online service, TurboVote, could be an excellent step toward establishing greater political relevance for Florida college students. The service, which the Sun Sentinel described as a one-stop shop for registration and information on how and where to cast ballots, is partnering with 39 Florida colleges and universities to increase voter registration among their students. duty or being a responsible member of society. If politicians know the youth vote will have a major impact on the outcome of elections, they will likely be more attentive and responsive to the issues that affect college-age Americans. Many political analysts argue that strong support from younger generations of Americans played a key role in President Barack Obamas victories in the 2008 and 2012 elections. The more young Americans who register to vote, the more likely that they will play an even greater role in determining the outcomes of future elections. Voter registration initiatives like TurboVote are even more important given the unpredictable, often misguided election Legislature. Scott deserves credit for signing a 2013 law to restore early voting and expand polling places, even if he was simply reversing policies that his fellow Republicans had previously enacted and that Scott also supported in the past. However, some of Scotts election policies have seemingly been designed to prevent as many people as possible from voting. His support for repressive voter ID laws, unnecessary attempts at regulating registration groups like the League of Women Voters and illegal attempts to purge thousands of Florida voters from the polls have all made voting in the Sunshine State a more complicated and unpleasant process. Regardless of mostly baseless concerns about voter fraud, voter registration should not be a partisan issue. Floridas college students contribute strongly to the states economy and culture. Most importantly, the youth of Florida that will shape the future of our state and nation for decades to come. College students deserve a voice in Americas halls of political power, but that can only happen if we vote in large enough numbers to make it a reality. If youre not already registered to vote, visit, and let your voice be heard.TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITOR Moriah


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Removal of University of Illinois professor should cause concernThe removal of Steven Salaita, a tenured professor at the University of Illinois, for his tweets in support of Palestine should be of great concern to those who value academic freedom at American universities. Salaita had been offered a job as a tenured professor of American Indian studies, and his appointment was contingent on approval by the University of Illinoiss Board of Trustees. The university chancellor, Phyllis Wise, refused to forward Salaitas appointment to the board. in a statement, saying, What we cannot and will not tolerate at the University of Illinois are personal and disrespectful words or actions that demean and abuse either viewpoints themselves or those who express them. demic freedom if an individual cannot express an opinion that includes criticism of the state of Israel. This is a dangerous and blatant attempt to silence yet another person who stands against the state of Israel. The decision sets a dangerous precedent where even those in academia are not safe from corporate and political interests. Professors shouldnt have to fear losing their jobs or their tenure for simply criticizing the state of Israel or for taking a position on any social justice issue. Steven Salaita deserves our support. Eric Brown UF political science seniorUF must do more to make campus safeI remember touring UF my senior year of high school and hearing my mom ask the most important question of all: How safe is campus? We got the speech about the three-lock dorm system, the blue lights, Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol and all of the resources that make UF one of the safest places to call home. Now I, along with every other student, can only think about taking a self-defense class and buying pepper spray. In the past week and a half, UF has let the Gator Nation down. We have allowed four of our sisters, daughters, friends, girlfriends, roommates and classmates to be assaulted. Worst of all, we have failed to bring the perpetrator to justice. Women are told to walk in groups for safety, but two of the victims were not alone when they were attacked. We are told to utilize SNAP, but the system is time-conload the TapShield app and use the blue light system, but what victim will have the mental clarity to unlock her phone, open the app and hit the button? I agree with and support taking these safety precautions on a daily basis, but UPD and the entire campus administration must immediately do more to prevent future attacks. UF must make the safety of its students criminal who committed these brutal acts and working to end the disturbing trend of assault on campus. Paige Hebbel UF mathematics sophomoreLetters to the Editor As August came to a close, so did Coca-Colas ineffectual Share a Coke campaign the memory of which is sure to fade faster than many summer tans. Back in June, Coke began replacing its logo with a smattering of popular names, written in its iconic text, in an effort to get its product in your hands and, presumably, the hands of your friends as well. The basic assumption being that if ones name graces the side of the can then he or she is likely to buy it. While few can deny the beverages delito this campaign that left a sour taste. When a company has to resort to gimmicks in order for a product to sell, its an indication that something has gone very wrong. Although the Coca-Cola brand remains the disappointing sales of its namesake beverage for some time now. The Wall Street Journal suggests American consumption of Coke has been on the decline for the better part of 15 years, spelling trouble for a company that derives almost 75 percent of its global sales volume from carbonated soft drinks. that on average, each American drank about 54 gallons of soda per year in 1998. By 2013, that number dropped to 39 gallons, a decline analysts project to continue. It seems that sugary, carbonated beverages are simply not as commonplace as they once were tastes and opinions are changing. A 30-percent decrease in consumption indicates a systemic change in the way people perceive soda. It appears the philanthropic efforts, like those of First Lady Michelle Obama, to increase public awareness of obesity are beginning to pay dividends. Americans are becoming more conscious of their weight and, more importantly, their overall health and are less willing to drink their calories. Caloric intake aside, consumers are also choosing to limit their intake of diet sodas, which contain synthetic sugar substitutes. Whether speaking of calories or chemicals, health is the overarching theme, and soda is perceived as being unhealthy. In other words, Coke has a serious image problem. Given the fact that soda sales continue to drop, PepsiCo, Coca-Colas nemesis, has been proactively focusing on its snack food division. It may come as a surprise that Frito-Lay and Quaker Oats, each offering an impressive number of products, are both holdings of PepsiCo. According to the Washington Post, Carbonated soft drinks make up only about a quarter of Pepsis U.S. sales, compared to 60 percent at Coke. Pepsi is outpacing its competitor in terms of adapting to changing demands in the marketplace. Rather than trying to convince consumers to purchase products that arent selling, Pepsi centers its attention on what is. Meanwhile at Coca-Cola, in spite of the increased sales of the companys offerings of juices, water and sports drinks, it continues to pump money into its poorest performer: Coke. Over the next three years, Coca-Cola will spend $3 billion stepping up its advertising, which is pretty unnecessary. If theres one thing its mastered, its brand recognition. Everyone knows that Coke is out there; people just dont want it. Coca-Cola, however, is sure the customer can be convinced otherwise. The Share a Coke campaign has been reintroduced to persuade consumers to buy its product. Despite noble efforts, the company reported a 3-percent decline in revenue for the Share a Coke? Not so much, and this isnt Andy Kirkendall said he remembers the addition of New Coke being quite a blunder. Kirkendall is referring to the formula change of the classic Coke recipe in the mid-1980s. Consumers were outraged, and the company quickly returned to the original and increased sales. Some believe the reformulation was just a marketing ploy orchestrated by Coca-Cola. Whether New Coke was one big scheme may never be known, but Share a Coke certainly has gimmick written all over it. Personalized cans shouldnt be necessary for the product to sell. In fact, it should serve force the customers hand, Coca-Cola would be better off letting consumer trends speak for themselves and responding accordingly as Pepsi has done. Take a lesson, Coke your competition understands your consumers better than you do. Jonathan Bolan writes for The Daily Cougar. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Share a Coke campaign: A ploy to bring in extra revenueUWireShortly after 8:30 Sunday night, the entire UF Student Body received a series of alerts from University Police, warning them of a battery that had just occurred on campus near McCarty Hall. I remember getting UF Alerts during my freshman year and being mildly worried by them. An armed robbery sounded scary, of course, but these incidents usually happened far from campus. I felt safe while on campus, tucked away in my dorm room. Now, getting a UF Alert sends a jolt of fear down my spine sharp and sickening. Where on campus did the assault occur? How many lucky buildings away from me is an unlucky girl talking to the police? Am I safe where I am now? Am I secure? In the past two weeks, four separate battery and attempted sexual assaults of female UF students were reported. Each time, the incidents have occurred on or extremely close to campus. And each time, I feel a renewed mixture of anxiety and anger. The question Im scared to walk alone now; will you walk home with me? no longer seems like a paranoid precaution. Some assaults have occurred frighteningly early in the evening, and I feel suddenly limited and at risk even during the daylight hours. Females at UF are scared, and with good reason. We run to buy convenient travel-size tubes of mace and pepper spray. We walk from class to class with our keys clutched like knives between When I mentioned my fears to a male acquaintance, I was met with polite confusion. He hadnt paid attention to the alerts. He didnt understand my outrage and horror. I realized that as a privileged, white male, the issues of rape and sexual assault are hardly concerns for him. In contrast, the fear of being a victim I have been afraid of for my entire life. By now, weve all heard the laundry list of precautions women must take before they leave their homes. Dont walk alone at night. Dont provoke men into attacking you. Dont wear too short a skirt. Dont respond negatively to street harassment. Dont endanger yourself. Every girl has heard it before. From drug-detecting nail polish to the email sent out with cheerfully suggested campus safety tips, Ive been carefully informed of the donts of avoiding assault since I turned 12 years old. My question is, what is being done to stop these horrible attacks from happening in the future? What is being done to catch the man (or men) who attacked these women? How serious is the investigation taking place? Finally, why is there more social pressure on a woman to protect herself than there is on a man The UF community and American society in general needs to realize that it is far more important to stop someone from becoming a victim than to instruct women on avoiding assault after it has occurred. More needs to be done to stop these attacks of battery. Women, especially college-age womspicable. Considering that statistically, 1 in 4 of us will be sexually violated during our time at college, it is clear that this problem is getting out of control. All people are supposed to have the right to be secure. We have the right to demand respect toward our bodies and our minds. We have the right to walk alone on campus at night and not live in constant fear of assault. The most saddening thing about the UF Alerts popping up on my phone is that I know for every assault and battery reported, there are so many more that will never come to light. Its time to bring an end to this dangerous pattern of sexual assault on college campuses. Its time for a change. Sally Greider is a UF English and public relations sophomore. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.Culture of fear: Just how many assaults will it take to start changing things?ColumnJonathan BolanUWire Sally


8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffBows for a CauseTeal ribbons were tied on campus trees Monday to symbolize about 2,000 students who were sexually assaulted in 2013. Student Government encourages students to take advantage of safety resources. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSCORAL GABLES, Fla. University of Miami President Donna Shalala plans to step down in 2015, ending a tenure in which she athletic department through a controversial move to the Atlantic Coast Conference and a scandal involving a rogue former booster. Shalala, 73, told the schools board of trustees of her decision Monday. She took over at Miami in 2001 after serving eight years as Health and Human Services Secretary under President Bill Clinton, with whom she remains close. A long time ago a friend advised me to always leave a job when you still love it, Shalala wrote in a letter to the university community. That is certainly the case here, she continued. Shalalas wanted to make Miami the next great American university and succeeded in Miami is now consistently ranked among the nations top 50 colleges and universities. campaign under her watch raised $1.4 billion, and the second such drive is on the way to its goal of another $1.6 billion. A new president could be in place by then. The trustees have my deepest gratitude for their courage in letting me take the university on a journey of excellence that was promising, but risky, Shalala wrote. It is so easy to stand still. Miami will now recruit her replacement. Shalala was wildly popular among students, hosted freshmen for a picnic at her home each year and was routinely accessible. She had a big impact, Miami running us. Shes seen us through the things we went through the last couple of years.University of Miami President Shalala to retire next year HANNAH HELMSAlligator Contributing WriterUF students are cashing in with a Twitterbased scavenger hunt. A Twitter account, @CampusCashUF, is sending students on a wild goose chase For Michael Le, an 18-year-old UF electrical engineering freshman, it all started on Aug. 27 when he saw a post on Reddit by an account of the same name. clue later that day. Les hint was a picture of benches in a building on campus. After searching, he ended up at Smathers Library. Thats where he found a clear tube containing a $10 bill. I had an adrenaline rush when I found it, Le said. It wasnt about the money, it was then, three other students have stumbled upon the hidden treasure. ism senior, and his girlfriend Nicole Price, a 21year-old UF anthropology senior, found their cash on Sept. 2. Their hint from Twitter was a picture of a white sticker that said -3. It was rather vague, Huertas said. The clues led him and Price to a lamppost behind Norman Hall, where they found $10. Huertas and Price then used the money on Taco Bell and Zaxbys. When contacted, @CampusCashUF declined to comment. The Twitter handle said it plans on going a little bigger with the amounts of hidden cash. The user behind the accounts on Twitter and Reddit continues to remain anonymous. So in the interest of making someones day and everyones love of treasure hunts, I am hiding cash on campus, the Reddit post said. Find it, and its yours.Mystery Twitter user hides cash around campus, tweets cluesSo far the most found was $10S T A TE EU SANCTIONS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN COUNTRYS. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSBRUSSELS On Monday, the European Union shied away from slapping new economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in eastern Ukraine. Instead, the 28-nation bloc said the punitive measures will come into force in the next few days, depending on how well the European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said in a statement delaying the sanctions would leave time for an assessment of the agreement and the peace plan. Ukraine, Russia and the Kremlinbacked separatists agreed Friday to ers. While the truce appeared to hold Monday, the agreement seemed fragile over the weekend when ocThe EU sanctions are expected to be coordinated with a new round of U.S. sanctions, a Western diplomat said. President Barack Obama and European leaders have said, due to skepticism about is imperative to move forward with sanctions. The EUs sanctions have more impact than those imposed by the U.S. because the EU is Russias largest trading partner.EU adopts new sanctions on Russia THE VICTIMS USUALLY KNOW THE ATTACKER. CASSIDY WHITSONAlligator Contributing WriterDuring a UF police manhunt Sunday, campus was illuminated not in orange and blue, but red and blue. More than 60 UF and the battery suspect, but after setting up a security perimeter that surrounded campus, they were unable to locate the man, according to UPD Chief of Police Linda Stump in a press conference Monday afternoon. As tensions run high on campus, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey released Friday showed about 19.3 percent of women in America or 1 in 5 have been raped. The survey was conducted in 2011. About 79 percent of rapes were committed before the victim was 25 years old. GatorWell, an organization on campus, aims to prevent sexual violence by offering resources and risk reduction techniques to students, said Rita Lawrence, an interpersonal violence prevention coordinator with the organization. Women who take these measures can still become victims, Lawrence said. In 80 to 90 percent of rapes, the attacker is known by the victim, she said. That makes this perpetrator unusual. She said GatorWell is focusing on bystander intervention and training individuals to recognize what could become a dangerous situation. The Sexual Trauma/Interpersonal Violence Education (STRIVE) program on campus is a resource the Counseling and Wellness Center is promoting to educate students on sexual violence. We have to change the culture from one where people unthinkingly accept inequality and hurtful behaviors directed towards people seen as less powerful to one where more people value respect, equality and power-sharing, Lawrence wrote in an email. The CWC offers walk-in consultations and after-hours fer Stuart, a UF psychologist. Support groups are available Thursday afternoons. Steven Huston, an accounting senior, said he is concerned for his female friends on campus at night. The 21-year-old plans to walk his friends anywhere they need to go. Im not going to let them go alone, he said.Survey: 1 in 5 women have been raped, most before age 25Van Rompuy She had a big impact.Duke JohnsonMiami running back It wasnt about the money, it Michael Le UF electrical engineering freshman


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9Nathalie Dortonne / Alligator StaffRAD Self defenseUF health science junior Kayla Ventura, 20, speaks to students about free Rape Aggression Defense courses available on Monday. C AMPUS GRIFFIN HORVATHAlligator Writerghorvath@alligator.orgA Gainesville couples donation could help UF reach top tier status Stephen and Carol Shey, founders of Shey Associates, a property management and development company, are donating their home and 657 acres of conservation land to the university. The 12,000-square-foot home and property located near the intersection of Millhopper Road and County Road 241, will be used as a UF retreat center for visiting academics. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said the Sheys contribution will help UF reach the level of preeminence that the university is working toward. Whats important about this is that it gives UF something that many, if not most, highly ranked universities already have, he said. Thats a world class conference center like this one. Michael Laing, a 19-year-old UF applied physiology and kinesiology junior, said the center is a generous contribution to UF. nity for people to bring in new speakers, and I hope they do utilize that, he said. The Sheys will continue to live at the property and take care of it while it is used as a conference center for an undetermined period of time. The couple plans to donate artwork to the universitys Harn Museum of Art. We and our family look forward to taking this next journey in assisting the University of Florida and Alachua County in creating a home away from campus for the eventual pleasure and educational press release.Gainesville couple donates home, conservation land to UF utilize that.Michael Laing POLICE SAY HE STOLE FROM BOCA FIESTA. MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Writermmihm@alligator.orgAn alcohol inventory at Boca Fiesta led to the arrest of a Gainesville man who police said stole 10 bottles of liquor from the restaurant and bar Sunday. Boca Fiesta, located at 232 SE First St., realized it was missing $390 worth of tequila and Grand Marnier. The restaurant reviewed its video footage Sunday, which revealed that Carl Rasson Harrison, 44, jumped the back fence and broke into the business through a poorly secured back door, accordBen Tobias. The video surveillance was then turned over to GPD. At about 8 p.m. Sunday, GPD received video footage and images of the suspect. Around 2:30 Williams and Jeff Bailey located the suspect on North Main Street, but lost sight of him. who found Harrison behind the nightclub University Club. Harrison was wearing the same clothing that was seen in the video. At the time of the burglary, Harrison was the only one in the building. After being read his Miranda rights, Harrison said he did not want to speak about the incident and wanted to be taken to the jail. Harrison was charged with grand theft.Man charged with tequila theft THE ASSOCIATED PRESSCOJIMAR, Cuba Ernest Hemingways love of the sea and eye for detail have scientists hoping that a visit to Cuba by the authors grandsons will open access sure trove of information about the state of deep-water species before they were diPatrick and John Hemingway launched intent on helping to improve U.S.-Cuba ties and gaining permission for researchers to study the aging documents. Traveling with a team of U.S. marine scientists, the two men sailed a massive village that inspired their grandfathers Pulitzer-winning The Old Man and the Sea. Scientists are optimistic the trip could ing logs, which could help them piece together details about the Florida Straits years. Such information could improve the protect the species that sustain Cojimar. Researchers gathered little data in the populations of tuna and other highly desired species in the second half of the last recordstypically containing details of of the only resources for marine scientists seeking a benchmark to measure population declines. Hemingway lived in Cuba from 1939 grounds in San Francisco de Paula on the southeast edge of Havana. From Cojimar, he often launched his boat, the Pilar, with marlin in The Old Man and the Sea. Scientists hope Hemingway may inadvertently have created an unparalleled sciing grounds for marlin, sharks and tuna. Hemingway was there in Cuba for 20 years. If he did keep log books for that long, having 20 yearseven if it is only for a single vesselwould be very valuscientist. Its exactly the type of information that we use nowadays when we assess David DieOBITU ARY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSaire S. Truett Cathy rose from poverty, building a restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday and drew unwanted attention for the Cathy familys opposition to gay marriage. Cathy died early Monday at 93. ta suburb in 1946, and by 1967, he had founded Over ensuing decades, the chains boneless chicken sandwich he is credited with inventing would outlets in 39 states and the nations capital. According to the companys website, by early 2013, annual sales topped $5 billion as the chain offered up a taste of the South that went beyond chicken to such offerings as sweet tea, biscuits and gravy. Under the religiously conservative founder, the chain gained prominence for its Bible Belt observance of the Sabbath. None of its hundreds of restaurants are open on Sunday to allow employees a day of rest. Its executives often said the chain made as much money in six days as its competitors do in seven. Those religious views helped win Cathy and his family a loyal following from conservative customers, but also invited protests when Cathys son defended the companys donations to groups campaigning against gay marriage. Cathys son, Dan, president of the chain, told the Baptist Press in 2012 that the company was nition of a family. Gay rights groups and others called for boycotts and kiss-ins at Cathys restaurants. The controversy later subsided. Cathy is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, according to a company statement.Chick-fil-A founder dies at 93Harrison


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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Football player honoredUF center Max Garcia was named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week, the league announced Monday. Holly Pole has made strides since becoming Florida volleyballs new libero. Read the story on Page 15. JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Staff Writer@J_McPherson1126It did not take Jeff Driskel too long to get into a rhythm during Floridas 65-0 rout against Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Roper, the redshirt junior quarterback tied his career high half. aged in 2013 (66.1). Despite UFs increased pace in its season opener, coach Offensive line shifting: right tackle. Rachel Crosby / Alligator Staff Driskel comfortable in Floridas new up-tempo offense I think I was very comfortable out there and knew what I was doing. We didnt overcomplicate the game plan, but we executed really well.Jeff DriskelUF redshirt junior quarterback RICHARD JOHNSONAlligator Staff Writer@RajUF gree misdemeanor marijuana possesdegree misdemeanor on Thursday after initially being arrested for a felony for marijuana possession earlier this year. Purifoy accepts punishment that includes no jail time and no trial. punishment from the NFL. He is in the NFL substance abuse Purifoy pleads no contest to marijuana possessionCOLUMN TMZ Sports. ed, charged and dismissed from jail for assault. Outrage on social media and multiple nathe altercation. nitely. February. ago. Lets map out this cases timeline and identhe failures took place. There are failures players that had a role in this case. On May 1, Rice pleaded not guilty to charges in as little as one year. Failure No. 1 is found here. ESPNs Jane Monday of Rice striking Palmer and proRay Rice case handled wronglySEE COLUMN, PAGE 14 SEE PURIFOY, PAGE 16 Morgan Moriartytwitter: @Morgan_Moriarty QuotableGo Cubs. UF volleyball coach


ALLIGATOR AP PhotoRay Rice pauses as he speaks during a news conference. A new video that appears to show Rice Rice was initially suspended for just two games after domestic violence COLUMN, from page 13


ERICA A. HERNANDEZAlligator Writer@EricaAlyssaPower of three: A different set of three Gators made powerful contributions in Sunday afternoons Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens game. As for the Bengals, UF alum Carlos Dunlap had three tackles and one sack, while fellow Gator Reggie Nelsons 10 tacklesseven of which were solocontributed to a strong Cincinnati defense that held the Ravens to only 16 points. The Bengals offense put up 23 points for the win. Matt Elam three tackles and one defended pass was not enough to secure the Ravens a win, in what would turn out to be a not-so-great start to the seatimore. Fellow Florida grad and teammate Will Hill remains on the reserve-suspended list, where weeks as punishment for repeatedly violating the NFLs substance abuse policy. Former Gator wide receiver Deonte Thompson did not record any statistics for the Ravens. Sturgis, Jenkins make impact for Fins: Many former Gators had a hand in the most surprising game of the week. The Miami Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots 33-20 at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Five former Gators took to the four for the Dolphins and one for the Patriots. Jelani Jenkins had six tackles for the Dolphins in Sundays tackles. Caleb Sturgis went 4-for-4 yards. The second year NFL veteran made all three extra points for the Dolphins. Among the former Gators and current Dolphins who did not compete Sunday were Mike Gillislee (injured reserve, hamstring) and Mike Pouncey (offseason hip surgery). Pouncey is expected to miss eight weeks while Gillislees season is over before it could begin. former Gator Dominique Easley made one tackle for the Patriots in his regular season debut. committed a neutral-zone infraction, which put New England line with seven minutes left in the second quarter. Success in Seattle: Percy Harvin was arguably the most successful Gator in the NFL this past week. game, Harvin totaled 160 all-purpose yards for the reigning champion Seattle Seahawks, whom defeated the Green Bay Packers 36-16 Thursday night. Harvin started off his second year with the Seahawks strong, catching seven balls for 59 yards, returning three kicks for 60 yards and rushing four times for 41 yards. We had a ton of different him into our offense, said Pete Carroll, Seahawks coach after Thursdays game. Its what weve been hoping for. Theres a bunch of other stuff that well do. Were just getting started. Closer to home: Former Gator Jeff Demps remains on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad. UF alum Solomon Patton returned two kicks for 52 yards and four punts for 56 yards in his NFL debut. EDEN OTEROAlligator Staff Writer@edenotero_lFor coach Mary Wise, it all comes down to the grit and the grind. ups, the Gators faced their toughest challenge yet squaring off with two top-10 ranked teams within two days of each match. In the grand scheme of the schedule, Wise wasnt focused on the outcome, but the resilience her team showed. When we scheduled last weeks matches on the Thursday-Saturday note, we knew it was going to be quite the challenge for our team playing at Florida State on Thursday night and Texas on Saturday, Wise said. If we just look at the outcome, then I think were missing the point as a team. ... To says a whole lot about the grit of the team. And senior defensive specialist Holly Pole has shown the grit Wise is looking for in her team. Pole relieved senior Taylor Unroe from the libero position against Oklahoma in Floridas season-opening weekend a sign of the depth that Wise continues to talk about. After putting on the libero jersey for her night against Florida State with eight digs Mackenzie Dagostino. A little more than two days after Floridas loss at Florida State, Pole improved from her led Florida with 11 digs in four sets against third-ranked Texas. She is our best defender, both in terms of her volleyball IQ and the plays she makes, Wise said. Our faith is that if youre going to take your big time swing and we could choose one player in the back row to dig that, it would be Holly. ...She provides a stability for us that the team really recognizes and Playing in the libero position isnt new to Pole. The Ocala native, as well as senior Maddie Monserez, have been practicing in the position alongside Unroe so the Florida team could add depth to its defensive specialists. Wise said having the versatility to rotate cial when players are struggling to connect with their teammates. When Mary made that change against nitely coming out in the libero jersey, but its the same thing, Pole said. Im still digging, passing and serving those are my three main responsibilities and that doesnt change, its just being out there for an extra two and a half rotations. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Taryn Renz / AlligatorSenior Holly Pole digs a ball during Floridas 3-1 loss to Texas on Saturday in the OConnell Center. Pole became the Gators libero in the third set of Floridas 3-2 win against Oklahoma on Aug. 30, replacing senior Taylor Unroe. AP PhotoCincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson (20) and cornerback Terence Newman (23) tackle Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) during the Bengals 23-16 win at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday. Nelson had 10 total tackles in the win. G ATORS IN THE NFLNelson records double-digit tackles for Cincinnati UF V olle yball


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 SOCCER LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrenceWith the defense already establishing an identity this season, Floridas offense is now balancing the team. The offense has registered at least two goals in each of the Gators four wins this season. A total of eight different players have contributed a goal thus far, making Florida a multi-dimensional threat to opponents. I think for us its mostly about how we combine well as a team, coach Becky Burleigh said. When you look at the goals we scored against FSU, we showed some patience, we showed some concentration in terms of the balls we were playing to each other and the ability to play to execute that. For us its just continuing to develop relationships between players. Pamela Begic has been a part of that offensive scheme. named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Soccer Player of the Week on Monday after she had a goal and an assist over the weekend. Begic is the second Gator to receive an honor this season, joining forward award on Aug. 25. The Slovenian natives goal from eight yards out snapped a 226-minute scoreless drought versus Florida State that Florida was held to since the 2012 matchup. She also distributed the ball to teammate Betsy Middleton for a goal to secure the victory over FSU. Begic has now totaled one goal and two assists on the season. But whats more impressive of the offense is the ability to both establish the tempo early in games by taking leads and close the game out in the second half. In our training we do a lot of what we call situational plays, Burleigh said. Playing, leading 1-0 late in the game, trailing 1-0, things like that so our players get some reps in what that feels like, but its never the same as replicating what happens in a real game. Burleigh added that when Florida is not chasing a game, she believes the team has more patience. When they are down a goal, the Gators become impatient and rush passes. Florida has only been in that situation once this season when they trailed Oklahoma 2-0, which displayed why the team became impatient and resulted in a loss. Besides that mishap, Florida has played and has averaged 2.4 goals per game. That is just 0.2 less than last What can be more impressive is if they can tally multiple goals against another ranked opponent in Stanford. The next match will mark the seventh time in the programs 20-year history that the Gators will face a top10 team in consecutive matches. Fourth-ranked Stanford hasnt allowed a goal this season, which creates a bigger challenge for Floridas offense this week. This Stanford trip kind of came up late in the scheduling process. It was a late addition, and we just couldnt pass it by because the opportunity to play them, theyre consistently good every year, Burleigh said. To be in this environment, to play Stanford on the road, is great for us for the future of this season. In the big picture for us, the more exposure we can have with different types of styles and different types of teams the better.Jordan McPherson / Alligator S taff anything he would ever be required to complete here in Florida, Purifoys defense atMonday. Frankly, I would love if indigent defendants had the opportunity to participate in such a program. Its so comprehensive, its what we would want as a society. slide from third-round projection to undrafted free agent status and the forfeiture of hundreds of thousands of dollars that came with it. ery weekend leading up the NFL season when he would rather be enjoying himself in a new city. with the NFL, citing attorney-client privilege. He also said that no penalty at the state or local level compared with the nature of the NFLs substance abuse program. Purifoy was allegedly caught with marijuana and synthetics commonly referred to as bath salts in March. The Gainesville Sun reported in April that after agreeing to become an informant in a drug task force to avoid arrest, Purifoy avoided investigators, prompting the Alacomplaint resulting in an arrest warrant. But the warrant was quashed, prompting Sheriff Sadie Darnell to request an internal affairs investigation about the case. This is Purifoys second marijuana-related offense in 2013 Purifoy was cited for marijuana possession of less than 20 grams but the charges were later dropped due to lack of evidence. Additional priors for the now Indianapolis tions for not wearing a seat belt and a failure to display registration. driving with a passenger under 18 in the passenger seat that was not wearing a seat belt. PURIFOY, from page 13 National Fo otball League