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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 UF makes Teach for America list for seventh time:They send the most alumni to the teaching corps, pg 8. Employers prefer hiring fathers over mothers, pg 9. Activity & Service Fee budget approved:Senate passes $20 million budget, pg. 5. Betsy Middleton has made been successful for Florida soccer since transferring from Miami. Read the story on Page 13. 90 /72 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 VOLUME 109 ISSUE 12 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014Kan Li / Alligator StaffFrom left, UF nutritional sciences freshman Stephie Cyril, 17, requests a walking escort from student volLibrary West on Tuesday night. CAMPUS ASSAULTS MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Writermihm@alligator.orgGainesville stores are sold out of pepper spray and rape whistles following a string of four attacks on and around UFs campus since Aug. 30. The Target on Archer Road is completely sold out of self-defense tools. The Walmart Supercenter on Northeast 12th Avenue is also sold out, as are the ones on Archer Road and Southwest 13th Street. Hibbett Sports on Archer Road is sold out as well. There is still pepper spray in stock at the M&C Army Surplus store on Northwest 13th Street. But as students scour store shelves for the tools, Tina Lamb was cautious of relying on weapons for self-defense. The Rape Aggression Defense program coordinator said it perpetuates the underlying message youre not enough. RAD courses do not utilize weapons but instead teach physical defense tactics. Your body is an amazing tool, Lamb said. Though the RAD program is booked until the beginning of November, other local programs are offering self-defense classes open to beginners. Tool Shed Training and Kissakistrength and self-defense classes, beginning Friday from 5:45 to 7 ter. Gainesville Dojo, a martial arts center located at 536 SW Second Ave., typically offers free self-defense classes once a semester. The classes take place over the course of two days, each class being three hours, said owner Keith Teller.Local stores run out of self-defense weapon stock SEE MACE, PAGE 4 ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Staff WriterDressed in neon vests and armed with Walkie Talkies, 10 male students stood around a table at the University Police Department Tuesday evening, awaiting directions night of the Safe Walk program, which was created in response to recent attacks on and around campus. The nightly program includes student volunteers in teams of two to be stationed by Southwest Recreation Center, Library West, Marston Science Library, Broward Dining Center, the Reitz Union and the Hub. Students can call 392-SNAP to dispatch a volunteer to walk with them. Students can also approach the vested volunteers, who are encouraged to solicit help. Most of the escorts were self-initiated, UPD Capt. Jeff Holcomb said. Shifts run from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. The Interfraternity Council, Collegiate Veterans Society, ROTC and Humans versus Zombies are some of the organizations working to help the university administration and UPD.Safe Walk program formed on campus ARIANA FIGUEROA Alligator Staff Writer began the interviewing process Sunday in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, said UF Supervisor of Elections Hans Rojas. After an initially slow turnout with a record-low 11 applicants Sunday, 350 students registered on Tuesday alone. the sole majority party. The remaining candidates, as well as those who were selected for the Swamp Partys slate, have until the end of a mandatory meeting Wednesday at 9 p.m. in the Reitz Auditorium to slate with a party or run as an independent candidate. Tuesday night, said Swamp Party spokeswoman Katie Backstrand. Aside from the Swamp Party, four other political parties registered with the supervisor of elections: Unite Party, Keg Party, Pants Party and Greek-Frat Party. Unite Party, which was a majority party in 2012. The Unite Party and Swamp Party are two different things, she said. The Keg Party, which was registered by 19-year-old UF management and history sophomore Andrew Diamond, was named by Diamonds friend. He said the party is still working We didnt have the time to campaign this year, Diamond said. The Greek-Frat Party president could not be reached for comment. Pants Party president Matthew Epstein and Unite Party President Adam Samei declined to comment.Vast majority of student candidates slate with Swamp PartySEE WALK, 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 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY THUNDERSTORMS 90/72 THUNDERSTORMS 90/72 THUNDERSTORMS 91/72 THUNDERSTORMS 91/72 SUNNY 90/72 VOLUME 109 ISSUE 12 Now Accepting Entries for ButterflyFest Facebook Photo Challenge The Florida Museum of Natural History is hosting its second annual ButterflyFest Facebook Photo Challenge. Capture your best picture of wildlife and biodiversity together and enter by 11:59 p.m. Monday for your chance to win prizes. Anyone can enter this free challenge. The museum will post the top 10 images from entries received on its Facebook page on Sept. 22, and the public will select the overall winner online via the most likes. The winning photographers will be recognized during ButterflyFest on Oct. 4. Email submissions to For entry guidelines, visit butterflyfest/photography/ how-enter. 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.CORRECTIONAn article on the front page of Tuesdays paper inaccurately stated the assaults started nine days ago and on Sept. 30. It should have read 10 days ago and on Aug. 30. WHATS HAPPENING?Discover science at your library Meet the Florida Museum of Natural History at the Alachua County Headquarters Library downtown today 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 flmnh.ufl. edu/calendar/grid/discoverscience-your-library or call 352273-2062. Meditate-A-Thon Meditation Club is hosting meditation on Plaza of the Americas today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out our Facebook for more information: facebook. com/groups/MORatUF. Florida Museums adult volunteer orientation Want to become a Florida Museum of Natural History volunteer? The first step is attending the new volunteer orientation today 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. Diaspora Tour at the Ocora The Bob Graham Center and the International Center will be hosting the 2014 Diaspora Tour today 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 Minority Pre-Veterinary Students The Minority Pre-Veterinary Students will have its first general body meeting of the semester today in Turlington Hall Room 1101 at 7:30 p.m. Our guest speaker, UF pre-vet advisor Brandi Phillips, will discuss vet school requirements and the admissions process. Everyone is welcome. Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out Banned Books Week is the national book communitys annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The George A. Smathers Libraries are hosting a virtual read-out on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. on Plaza of the Americas. 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 information on all the films and venues, please visit GatorNights: Hakuna Matata It Means No Worries Go on over to GatorNights at the Reitz Union for some Hakuna Matata on Friday from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. There will be massages, live music from Stephen Ellrod and a selfie station. Release that tension with some thrills in the gyrosphere. You wont want to miss the Multicultural Greek Council showcase, A Timeless Legacy, in the Reitz Union Ballroom. Just when you feel the stress start to creep back, join in the flash mob. Singing and dancing to our favorite No Worries tune will get you smiling. Always Friday, always free with your Gator 1 Card. Students receive free admission to the Florida Museum Students with a valid Gator 1 Card now receive free admission to the Butterfly Rainforest and other fee-based exhibits year-round, sponsored by UF Student Government. The museum is located at 3215 Hull Road, just south of the Southwest Recreation Center in the UF Cultural Plaza. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Leisure Courses Sign-Up Learn tennis, golf, horsemanship, archery, ballet, hula and more with UF Leisure Courses. These classes are a service of the Reitz Union available to UF students and the community as an opportunity to enrich personal growth and develop new talents. Registration ends Sunday. Courses are noncredit and teach fundamental skills in a small group setting designed to engage each participant. Beginner and intermediate courses are available. Visit, and click Leisure Courses for more information. You can also email Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online




Nancy Chrystal-Green, director of Student Activities and Involvement, said Safe Walk expects to have an average of seven teams of two volunteers for each shift. The idea came from all of these different entities, Chrystal-Green said. We asked, What dont we have? The missing link was the option to walk someone to another building or to their car. Holcomb and UPD Sgt. Jeffrey Lamb told the volunteers that their job is not to subdue anything but to be the eyes and ears of campus. They will also be expected to notify dispatch and keep track of whom they are walking, when and where. There has been great feedback, Chrystal-Green said. People were so appreciative to see the presence of these people willing to help. Members of the Interfraternity Council make up most of the volunteers. Charles Render, a 21-year-old UF information systems senior and member of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, said he signed up to volunteer Thursday night through an email sent from his chapter president. Its a great idea, he said. Were all getting involved and helping students. The program will continue as long as there is need, Chrystal-Green said, and it will continue tweaking locations in each shift to meet demands. Its about students helping students, she said. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014Kan Li / Alligator StaffJazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band perform Tuesday night in the Phillips Center. ISABELLA ALSINA Alligator Contributing WriterSgt. Maj. Kevin Watt started playing the trumpet 41 years ago. He now performs with the Jazz Ambassadors U.S. Army Field Band. Watt performed at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday night with the Jazz Ambassadors U.S. Army Field Band. the U.S. Army showcased its eclectic repertoire, including big band swing and contemporary jazz, to a packed theater. We always have a great audience in Gainesville, Watt said. Jazz listeners ranging from students to elderly couples made it through the evening rain and attended the free show. My cousin is a part of the Marine Corps, but thats not the only reason I came, said Giselle Zamorano, a 32-year-old Santa Fe College third-year entrepreneurship student. I just love jazz, especially the wind instruments. Formed in 1969, the jazz ensemble has performed in all 50 states and in international jazz festivals. The 90-minute performance Tuesday included patriotic pieces like God Bless the USA and ended with a salute to all veterans and their family members. I have toured with other groups outside the Army in the past, but never with such a singular vision of performing for the American public, said band guitarist Staff Sgt. Jonathan Epley.Jazz Ambassadors US Army Field Band performs at PhillipsC AMPUS ASSA UL T S ALEXIA FERNANDEZAlligator Staff Writerafernandez@alligator.orgAlexandra Webel cant step out of her apartment at night without being afraid of what might lie in the dark. For Webel, a 21-year-old UF mathematics and statistics senior, the fear of a predator at large follows her home. Ever since the attacks started happening, my safety and peace of mind have been the most important thing to me, she said. Im worried to even walk out to my car at night because there are so many dark areas around where I live. Onand-off campus residences are trying to qualm Webels and many other students fears by sending out emails emphasizing personal safety. Tobias said the department has reached out to neighboring apartment complexes that surround the university. he said. Those folks are handing out printed materials and sending out emails to every apartment company they can. Theyre also visiting as many places as they can. to station at apartment complexes around Gainesville, Tobias said the department is carrying out roving patrols at all hours of the day. We want people to be aware of their surroundings and to be on the lookout, he said. But the concern hits closer to home for students living on campus after four female students were attacked. Sharon Blansett, assistant to the associate vice president for UF Student Affairs, wrote in an email that the housing security staff is reaching out to all on-campus residents walking alone at night. All housing staff routinely monitor their work locations for suspicious activity and reinforce safety education messages to residents, she said. During enhanced education/outreach times like now, they more assertively and more visibly complete these actions. UF Housing and Residence Education offers security staff patrols near dorms from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. and provides escorts to residents walking at night. Security staffers are also distributing resource cards that have the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol, UPD and Housing Security phone numbers, along with safety tips to residents. Max Borg, a 20-year-old UF nursing junior, said he keeps himself and his female friends safe when staying late on campus. Its just all about how you can keep yourself safe, Borg said. Walk in pairs, call your roommates or your friends and let them know where you are. Webel is taking precautions of her own. She said she tries to walk under lit areas at her complex and has her boyfriend pick her up from work at the Reitz Union Hotel. Women are not always able to have people around us, but we have to protect ourselves, she said. Off-campus housing, dorms face heightened safety precautions W ALK, from page 110 male students volunteered Free self-defense classes availableThe classes cover how to properly use pepper spray and mace. They also teach individuals about how to utilize common items in the event of an attack, such as pens, perfume, wallets and credit cards. In response to recent events, more classes are being added starting Sept. 20 and 21. Those interested can either call ahead or walk in. Jason Dodd from Global Mixed Martial Arts Studio on 4000 W. Newberry Road works directly with the Gainesville Police. Jitsu called Gracie. Dodds studio has been offering free selfdefense classes for about two years, he said. The last one he hosted was Saturday. People werent beating down the doors to get in or anything like that, but it was a good number, he said, adding that about 20 people showed up. The studio sells self-defense keychains for about $10, said Joyce Pratt, a sales associate. They are in the shape of a cats head and can be used like brass knuckles. The classes do not require any fees or doof every month at 2:30 p.m. The next class will be on Oct. 4. As developments have slowed down, rumors have circulated. ing the UF Rumor Control Hotline. We understand that social media moves news extremely quickly, and can distort rumor, he said. According to the UF Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code, weapons banned on campus include stun guns, pellet guns, BB guns, slingshots and archery equipment. Chemical or biological agents, such as Mace and pepper spray, are also banned, as well as knives or any object or material capable of causing physical harm. MA CE, from page 1 Walk in pairs, call your roommates or your friends, and let them know where you are. Max BorgUF nursing junior I have toured with other groups outside the Army in the past, but never with such a singular vision of performing for the American public.Staff Sgt. Jonathan Epleyband guitarist


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Maria Valencia / Alligator STUDENT GO VERNMENT ARIANA FIGUEROA Alligator Staff WriterCampus safety reminders set a serious tone Tuesday night before the UF Student Senate got down to business, approving the new Activity and Service Fee budget for the man of the budget and appropriations committee, proposed a new budget that emphasized recreation and gave priority of reserve year, 12,000 students participated in intraThe cut is necessary and used in a more Student Senate meeting for its second readSenate approves Activity and Service Fee $20 million budget ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Staff Writer Committee conducted interviews with December retirement approaching, eight Brittany Davis, the State University istration to ensure that our universities continue to serve our students and comPresidents leave FL colleges TAYLOR RUSSELLAlligator Contributing WriterTrade Commission, about 20 percent of 20-toWe have 50,000 students and 20,000 to her card and used it at Target, where the store Students at identity theft risk HIGHER EDUC A TION


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. 87 TOTAL VOTES69% YES 31% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Have you considered taking extra safety precautions, like pepper spray or self-defense classes? Todays question: Do you support the higher student fees for more gym and recreational funding? Time to end Swamp Party dominanceThey havent appeared just yet, but theyre coming soon. Blue and orange Swamp Party campaign stickers will cover nearly every inch of this campus and its inhabitants within the next three weeks. UF Student Senate slating, the process of selecting candidates to run for senator positions, took place Sunday through dents can run under, but only one party chose to campaign for Senate slating, and only one major party will be on the ballot: the Swamp Party. seats, and all of them slated with the Swamp Party. Even the possibility of having only one party on the ballot is absolutely ridiculous. A one-party election would call into question the supposedly democratic nature of Student Government elections. This de facto one-party rule also begs the question: Why are no other parties asserting themselves as valid political contenders? The Swamp Party started in Fall 2012 after the Unite Party crumbled. When the Swamp Party formed, it took credit for policies enacted by the Unite Party such as Library West If the Swamp Party wants to take credit for the accomplishments of Unite, it must also answer for the partys past controversies. These incidents include leaked recordings of Unite Party members discussing intimidation tactics to secure more votes. In 2013, an email sent by a Swamp Party liaison Leah Miller to fraternity house representatives asked for a $250 check made out to the Swamp Party and the collection of I Voted stickers from its brothers. The email concluded with a request that the email be deleted. Sketchy, to say the least. Yet the Swamp Party has certainly enacted a number of praiseworthy policies on campus. The tablet initiative in Spring 2013, which began iPad rentals to students from Library West, was a positive measure. Swamp Partys Spring 2014 platform included noncontroversial items such as ensuring low tuition and working with the Student Health Care Center to develop an online process for making appointments. Even if the Swamp Partys positions are mostly benign and in the best interest of UF students, Gators deserve the choice to vote for candidates from more than just one party. In Fall 2012, the Swamp Party held 35 seats in Student Senate and the Student Party held 15 seats. In Fall 2013, the Swamp Party held 48 seats in Student Senate and the Student Party held two. In Spring 2014, the Swamp Party claimed all 50 seats. In Spring 2014, the Swamp Party candidates for president and vice president were unopposed. The Swamp Party has gained so much power that it seems nearly impossible to challenge. But something must be done. If the UF Student Body really wants to be Together for Tomorrow like Swamp Partys motto claims, it needs an electoral process that offers students a real choice. Having only one party on the ballot also discourages voter turnout by guaranteeing a winner before the election even begins. Gators should feel connected to and responsible for their representatives in Student Government, not apathetic and distant. The dominance of the Swamp Party is not ideal for UF or for the ideals of democracy and diversity that the university claims to cherish. Challenging the Swamp Party will require strong organization from other student parties and dedicated candidates who believe they can make an impact. One party ruling UF betrays the Student Governments mission to represent and act in the interests of students. The unquestioned dominance of the Swamp Party has gone on long enough. Its time to give UF students a real choice. Lindsay Alexander is a UF journalism sophomore. Her columns appear on Wednesdays.Inmate abuse must be addressed by correctional leadersIn the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the nations attention has turned to the issue of police brutality. The problem of abuse and excessive force by law enforcement also extends to Americas prison system. Nowhere is inmate abuse more evident and prevalent than in Florida. In recent years, multiple cases of physical and sexual abuse of Floridas prison inmates have come to light. were suspended from duty at Lake Butlers Reception and Medical Center after an inmate said he was sexually assaulted. Last month, Florida Department of Corrections secretary Institution near Miami. The employees, a warden and two assistants, were terminated for delaying the investigation into the death of Darren Rainey. Rainey, an inmate at the institution, died in 2012 after being locked in a scalding shower. The Dade Correctional Institution has a history of prisoner abuse. Three former employees have alleged that facility employees repeatedly harassed mentally ill inmates for sport. The pattern of abuse in Floridas prisons is appalling and horrifying. Investigators evaluating the Florida Department of Corrections have described the states prison system as rife with Some may argue that inmate abuse isnt really an issue at all. After all, these individuals were found guilty of crimes, so they deserve whatever punishment they receive while incarcerated. This is a dangerous line of thinking that attempts to justify abhorrent and illegal behavior. Even prisoners have the constitutional right of protection from cruel and unusual punishment. The true measure of a society that claims to champion human rights is how that society treats those who are most vulnerable to having those rights violated. Inmates within the Florida prison system certainly fall into this category, and our state has done a miserable job of stopping prisoner abuse. The move toward prison privatization championed by Gov. Rick Scott would only worsen Floridas shameful track record of inmate abuse. A study from the U.S. Department of Justice percent more prevalent in private prisons than in traditional, government-operated facilities. Scott is notorious for his close ties to leaders in the private prison industry, including George Zoley of GEO Group Inc. Zoley and his company have given generously to Scotts 2010 and 2014 campaigns and even donated $20,000 to help renovate the governors mansion. If Scott has his way and Floridas prisons become privatized, the disgraceful treatment of our states inmates is sure to continue. Crews has said in the past that he has a zero-tolerance policy for inmate abuse. The corrections secretary must follow these that this disturbing trend ceases.WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITOR Lindsay


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Last week, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was convicted of corruption. McDonnell was once a shining star in the Republican Party and was a potential 2012 running mate for Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Many political observers considered McDonnell to be a presidential contender in 2016. However, his indictment and subsequent conviction changed his political fortunes permanently. McDonnells wife, Maureen whom McDonnell threw under the bus during the trial was also convicted of various charges. What did the McDonnells do to land themselves in so much trouble? They used the power of the gova diet supplement company in exchange for $177,000 in gifts. The McDonnell case is about as clear a textbook example of politiMcDonnell is among a slew of current and former Republican governors throughout the country who are either under investigation or face criminal charges, and many of the names are presidential contenders. Texas Gov. Rick Perry was recently indicted on abuse of power charges, after the governor allegedly threatened a Texas district attorney if she didnt resign following a DUI arrest. Perry has blamed the felony indictment on overzealous Democrats out for partisan blood. However, recent accounts show that it is, in fact, Republicans pushing the case against Texass longest serving governor. A Republican prosecutor and a Republican-appointed judge brought the case against Perry. The conviction of McDonnell and the indictment of Perry are far from isolated incidents. They represent just a portion of the Republican gubernatorial madhouse throughout the country, as several other GOP governors are under investigation. The investigation into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christies role in the completely ridiculous Bridgegate scandal continues. As a reminder, Christie allegedly sought revenge against mayors who didnt endorse his reelection campaign in 2013 by shutting down bridges between New Jersey and New York. The allegations hurt the hotheaded governors 2016 prospects, and the threat of further legal action continues to hang over Christies head. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal who is locked in a tight battle for reelection is likewise facing investigations stemming from his 2010 gubernatorial campaign. When accused of campaign disclosure violations, Deals team allegedly had the head of the state ethwith Deals handpicked successor. The new ethics chief shut down the investigation into Deals campaign, and the issue seemed settled until this year. Now, Deals ethics chief alleges that she was threatened by Deals chief-of-staff and his attorney, and a judge recently handed out $3 million wrongful termination setweek, and now the FBI is looking into the matter, and it has thrown a kink into Deals march toward a second term. In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker is locked in a heated reelection battle and is an often-mentioned name for the 2016 Republican presidential race. Although some denied that Walker was under investigation, his connections to a political action committee targeted in a federal criminal conspiracy case raised many eyebrows earlier this summer. The investigation was intended to determine whether the Wisconsin Club for Growth a conservative political action group coordinated with political campaigns in Wisconsin, which would amount to a major violation of campaign The common thread between all these governors isnt just their belief that they are above the law. It doesnt matter whether McDonnell remains the only governor from this group to actually be convicted of a crime. We should demand accountability and honesty from our state leaders. Our governors need to look out for the best interest of their states, not ask for lavish gifts, or rig the ethics commission, or close a bridge because of a ridiculous grudge. We can continue to complain that politicians are morally bankrupt, corrupt and unethical, but at the end of the day, the voters cials. Just remember the next time youre outraged at the moral ineptitude of American politicians, use the strongest voice you have: the power of your vote. Joel Mendelson is a UF graduate student in political campaigning. His columns appear on Wednesdays.McDonnell conviction highlights problems with GOP governorsColumn Joel The recent assaults on campus have inspired the usual stream of safety tips and praise for the bravery of the victims. As Alligator columnist Sally Greider pointed out, these statements from police, the public discourse about risky behavior, and the swift offerings of pepper spray and alarm key rings from retailers do virtually nothing. Why? Because those who are determined to attack and assault women will do so no matter what precautions their victims take. The safety tips are certainly helpful. However, a female student can carry an arsenal of preventive tools and still be assaulted if caught off guard. In response, some might say, Then always be on your guard! Ah, theres the rub. Should women at UF have to live in constant fear of an assailant who might attack as we leave our evening class or run out to the store? The women who screamed and fought back may have been brave, but law enforcements primary concern should not be the bravery of victims. It should be more concerned about an attacker whose arrogance is so great that he feels able to continually pursuing victims without being caught. One of the most shameful aspects of modern American society is the pervasiveness of sexual assault. It is not simply the pastime of lonely, desperate men otherwise all such men would engage in these behaviors. Sexual assault is a violent act that equality. This is worsened when authorities urge the community to emphasize the defense of women, while sidestepping the basic problem, which is the (male) attackers. I shudder to think of what some might say if the attacker had succeeded in raping one of these women. She was walking alone in a short skirt? She smiled and said hi to him? She powered her? I once had to explain to an ex-boyfriend that I didnt ask to be raped on my undergraduate campus. He still broke up with me because he saw me as a slut. I have had to explain to friends that I didnt report how abusive another boyfriend was because any amount of self-defense or involvement of authorities would have threatened my life. tacker will only attack again. This is a problem that affects females throughout Florida and the entire country. with pepper spray, safety apps and drug-detecting nail polish, but educating people that sexual assault and abuse are wrong, and that we are all at risk. I encourage law enforcement at UF and in Gainesville to focus less on the behavior of the victims and shift all focus to the perpetrator. The clear, unambiguous message must be: If you attack another human being, and punish you. Rachel Wayne is a UF visual and applied anthropology graduate student.Assault must be taken seriously with educationGuest columnSunday night, a string of texts lit up on my phone. As soon as I saw the short UF Alert number, I knew dreading it, but knowing it another case of battery had just been reported to the police. That night, I dreamed that a perp. I a man, some would say am internalizing fears and frustrations like this makes me cringe when I wonder what the women on this campus must be facing. On Monday, TMZ released video footage from inside an elevator in an Atlantic City casino. The graphic video shows a man and a woman enter. He slaps her once; she lunges at him and then he hits her even harder her body slams against the elevator wall. Now that shes unconscious, the door opens and the man drags her, limp and unresponsive, out of the elevator. The man in that video was Ray Rice, who, until recently, played for the Baltimore Ravens. The woman was his wife. In response to the video, the Ravens released Rice from his contract with the franchise. The NFL These consequences, although lenient, would have been acceptable had this brutal assault happened this weekend. But the revolting truth is that the events in the elevator happened six months ago. Why, then, did it take six months for the Ravens and the NFL to do anything other than give Rice a slap on the wrist? The scandal broke soon after the assault happened in February, when TMZ released video footage from an external camera that showed of the elevator. That, along with the fact that criminal charges sonable people to demand that the Ravens and the NFL take action against him. Unfortunately, that action was Palmer declined to testify at Rices indictment, so he got off with courtsupervised counseling. In a surprising turn of events, Rice and Palmer married the next day. In May, the Ravens tweeted Janay Rice says she deeply regrets the role that she played the night of the incident. The tweet has since been deleted. Amid public outcry, NFL Commissioner Roggames of the regular season. The Ravens declined to take any action whatsoever. These mild disciplinary actions were announced after a private meeting where Janay was graciously allowed to tell her side of the story in front of Rice and four Many dedicated Ravens fans did not seem troubled by Rices behavior during two of the Ravens open practices. In fact, many fans cheered wildly whenever he appeared on the stadiums Jumbotron. One of these cheers ended in a standing ovation. Regardless of the NFLs misguided behavior, Rice is ultimately the one at fault. However, this situation was mishandled to the point where it seems that the NFL was willing to protect Ray Rice until the public relations nightmare became too much to handle. The fact that it took the NFL six months to take action against Rice, despite the presence of clear, incontrovertible video evidence, speaks to a larger problem in our society. That problem is also evident here at UF where many of our own friends and acquaintances, particularly females, must fear leaving their homes at night. Its amazing to see our community come together and help protect its female members. However, the recent string of assaults and the Rice situation demonstrate that we still have much more work to do to eliminate the pervasive issue of violence against women. Alec Carver is a UF journalism sophomore. His columns usually appear on Thursdays.Rice incident latest national example of violence against womenColumn Alec Rachel WayneSpeaking Out


THE ASSOCIATED PRESSCUPERTINO, Calif. Apple Inc. unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that aims to put many of the functions of a smartphone onto a smaller screen thats never more than an arms length from the wearers eyes. completely new product in four years and vices into a payment system that will elimiThe new watch will come in a variety of styles and straps, with a choice of two sizes. Watches from competing vendors have wrists. The watch will require one of the new of $349. The iPhone 6 will feature a 4.7-inch screen, up from the 4-inch screen on the models released in each of the previous two years. The and other improvements, including longer The screen resolution on the Plus version Apple is calling its new payment system Apple Pay. phone cameras to capture a photo of their on new gadgets, the software powering those gadgets is getting its annual refresh. Among other things, iOS 8 will let devicBut Apple has a reputation for igniting the direction of digital technology with the them with its magic touch. 8, ALLIGATOR AP PhotoPhil Schiller, Apples senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, discusses the costs of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Tuesday at the California event. Apple unveils two larger iPhone 6s, smartwatch for next yearNA TIONAL GEMIMA ROSIERAlligator Contributing Writergin the college application process, a report released this month suggested preference not prestige is the main factor in choosing a school. Parchment, a transcript-processing company, compiled the report using data service throughout the last academic year. Steve Orlando. count when accepted applicants chose Willey, it was legacy. It was more of a family tradition, here. Another factor is cost, which the study The price of undergraduate attendance Linda Lewis, a mental health counselor said students consider many factors when can get in and family pressures. place some students wanted to go. But Lewis said situations can change once students get to campus. Good decisions do not guarantee good outcomes, Lewis said. We hope that stuThe cost of attendance is even higher for a world-renowned professor here. I chose the professor more than the Study: Preference main factor in students choosing universities VERONICA LOPRESTI MINGRONEAlligator Contributing Writer seventh annual list of schools that alumni to the teaching corps. in the nation. This is the seventh year the university has received that distinction. Americas director of campus tor to the corps. Cronyn said. tended to go to law school after graduation. However, after hearAmerica campus recruiters, her plans changed. I never realized how many country, she said. I thought it was a great opportunity to reach This years corps is the most diverse in the programs history, press release. percent received Pell Grants, and families to attend college. Cronyn said the organization has made increasing teacher diversity a priority. ers around the country. This netnyn said. zation that stands for educational reform, Vicens said. Youre a part of a greater mission, and evthat.UF makes Teach for America list for most corps teachers for seventh time IT IS CALLED FRIENDSY. ALEX MAMINAKISAlligator Writer friends on campus. ing freshman spends time with to life away from home. Its really hard to actually meet people and meet up with one new every day, and even if not going to see them again. eton University students could change that. Princeton students Vaidhy app earlier this year with the help of Dylan Sewell, a Dartmouth engineering senior. Our lone requirement of a .edu email address, along with our moderated content, creates a safe environment for students to connect with each other, Sewell wrote in an email. Students interact on the app users, they have the option of revealing their identity. Were not trying to get rid of face-to-face interaction, nervous of putting yourself out there. App for meeting upThe phones come out Sept. 19C AMPUS I never realized how many kids were living in poverty in our country.Stephanie SalazarUF alumna We hope that students have considered many aspects about prospective schools and dont judge only by one or two aspects.Linda LewisUF counselor


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 Gabriella Nicholas / Alligator Staff Church or Cult?Phillip Lucas, a professor of religious studies at Stetson University, spoke to students at the Baughman Center Tuesday night about the importance of making healthy decisions when getting involved in religious organizations. EMPLOYERS PREFER MEN WITH FAMILIES OVER WOMEN. ALEXANDRA FERNANDEZAlligator Contributing WriterWhen Jenna Bilodeau establishes herself, she wants children. The 21-year-old UF microbiology and neurobiological sciences senior said she knows shell probably have a high-demand job beI want to be a physician, so I do believe having kids will affect me, she said, but it shouldnt. According to new research by Michelle Budig, a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, having children can help further mens careers while stunting womens. Employers prefer hiring fathers over mothers, the research suggested. They view fathers as more committed to their work to support their children, while mothers are believed to work less and get distracted more easily. Men typically earn 6 percent more if they have children, while women lose 4 percent of their earnings per child, according to the study. Single, childless women make 96 cents for every dollar a man with or without kids makes, while married mothers make 76 cents. Its interesting that these assumptions have extended over the last 30 years, said Suzanna Smith, UF associate professor of human development and family relations. I think were looking at major stereotypes that havent been overcome yet. I want to be a physician, so I do believe having kids will affect me, but it shouldnt.Jenna BilodeauUF microbiology and neurobiological sciences senior HE SEEKS APPROVAL FOR ARMING AND TRAINING THE OPPOSITION. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to combat miliTuesday. Obama was to outline his plans Wednesday in a rare prime-time address to the nation, a format that underscores the seriousness of the threat posed by the Islamic State militants. The presidents broader strategy could include more wide-ranging airstrikes against targets in Iraq and possibly in Syria and hinges on military and political commitments from allies in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere. Ahead of his address, the president huddled with congressional leaders at the White House. Following the hour-long discussion, the White House said Obama told lawmakers that he has the authority he needs to take action against the Islamic State militants but would still welcome action from Congress that would aid the overall effort and demonstrate to the world that the United States is united in defeating the threat. For Obama, a sustained U.S. intervention in the Middle East is at odds with the vision he had for the region when he ran for president on a pledge to end forces drew to a close nearly three years ago. The timing of his announcement Wednesday night was all the more striking, with Obamas address to the nation scheduled just hours before anniversary commemorations of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Among the presidents urgent priorities will be seeking authorization from Congress to arm moderdent Bashar Assad. The president asked lawmakers earlier this year for a $500 million train-and-equip program, but the plan stalled. Obama sees a congressional authorization for a Syrian train-and-equip message as sending a strong signal to allies who are considering similar efforts. Secretary of State John Kerry was traveling for discussions in Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The U.S. is already launching airstrikes against Islamic State targets inside Iraq, a mission undertaken at the invitation of the Iraqi government and without formal authorization from Congress. But the scope of the mission has been relatively limited to strikes that help protect American interests in the region and prevent humanitarian crises. Unlike in Iraq, Obama would not be acting at the invitation of a host government. However, some international law experts say airstrikes could be justiIslamic State group poses a threat to the U.S. and its allies from inside Syria, whose government is unwilling or unable to stop it. Obama would still have to contend with the notion that American strikes against the Islamic State militants were actually helping Assad, who has overseen Syrias bloody civil war. The U.S. has long called for Assad to leave power, and the Islamic State group is one of the groups inside Syria that is seeking to oust him. Obama


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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG SEC Nation heading to GainesvilleSEC Nation The SEC Networks equivalent to College Gameday will travel to Gainesville for Floridas SEC opener against Kentucky on Satuday. The show will air from 10 a.m. to noon at the Plaza of the Americas.Volleyball moves up in pollFlorida volleyball moved up one spot to No. 10 in the AVCA poll, released on Monday. Florida lost matches to Florida State and Texas last week.Womens golf coach players from the 2013 roster this season. Read the story on Page 14. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynFlorida got exactly what it needed Saturday when it clobbered Eastern Michigan 65-0. But offensive coordinator Kurt Roper is done hearing about how great the offense was. Now, hes concerned with how the offense will be in three days against Kentucky. And he wants his players to have the same mindset. You truly try to make it a day-to-day process, Roper said Tuesday. You truly just want to go compete each day to get better. And if you look at it that way, if you just take it one day at a time and yes in a lot of ways that is coach speak but the reason we hammer that in is if we can get those guys to buy into it and believe in it, then there is no roller-coaster ride. The roller-coaster ride Roper mentioned is the one the Gators rode in 2012 when they defeated No. 9 South Carolina and No. 4 LSU but struggled against Louisiana and Louisville. So despite a dominating victory, Roper doesnt mind cracking down on his team on the little things in order to keep Florida hungry for its Southeastern Conference opener against Kentucky. Were all pretty hard on them on the practice out there and try to coach them back into reality. there were a lot of things that could have been better or really cost us. Coach Will Muschamp said one area that concerned him was ball security. Although the Gators Kan Li / Alligator StaffQuarterback Jeff Driskel (6) throws the ball to running back Matt Jones (24) during Floridas 65-0 win against Eastern Roper focused on improving offense as SEC slate approaches JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Staff Writer@J_McPherson1126Clay Burton did not have an active role in the passing game during his had just three career receptions for 24 yards. But after building his rapport with quarterback Jeff Driskel throughout summer and fall camp, the senior tight end showed that his contributions this season will extend further than his blocking skills. In Floridas 2014 season opener against Eastern Michigan, Burton led Florida with seven receptions three more than all the Gators tight ends caught last season. Its just a lot of hard work thats Burton said. Added offensive coordinator Kurt Roper: I cant say that I was surprised. Weve been out there quite a bit in practice. I think what he is is a guy that has been steady for a great base and he understands how to be in good positions, so that just carried over to the passing game. Burton will continue to receive looks in Floridas aerial attack, espe-Burton seeing increased role in passing gameSEE OFFENSE, P A GE 15 SEE SIDEBAR, P A GE 15SOCCER ALEX MAMINAKISAlligator Writer@alexmaminakisNobody ever seems to like change. The smooth transition that Betsy Middleton has made from the University of Miami to the University of Florida, however, is not something that is seen too often in college sports. Transfer athletes dont usually catch on right away at their new schools and sometimes need to take more time than usual to make that transition from one program to another. But when Florida sophomore Betsy Middleton, from Elon, N.C., made her move the Gators, she picked up in Gainesville right where she left off in Miami. Its always scary going into new situations, but the transition was as smooth as it possibly could have been, Middleton said. I left there (Miami) with good graces and I came here and was welcomed immediately by the team and I havent regretted it at all. Its been a great transition. In her freshman year at Miami, Middleton goal to beat Milwaukee in overtime. At the end of the season, she was named Miami soccers Rookie of the Year. As her freshman year came to a close, Middleton decided that it was in her best interest to transfer to Florida to play college soccer. made some coaching changes and was placed under new leadership. She has nothing but Sophomore transfer catching SEE SOCCER, P A GE 15 UF Fo otball The transition was as smooth as it possibly could have been.Betsy Middleton


14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 LUIS TORRESAlligator Writer@LFTorresIIICoach Emily Glaser will be looking to and a transfer as she enters her third year at the helm of the Florida womens golf team. The Gators enter the fall season ranked teams from the Southeastern Conference to Leading the team will be senior Camilla This season, Hedberg will be counted on for her team. mendous leader for us on and off the golf course, Glaser said of Hedberg. Shes the just enjoy her senior year. the fall tournament schedule as she contin There are two new additions to the team, one of whom is freshman Taylor Tomlin son. was ranked No. 2 in the state of Florida and No. 10 in Golfweeks girls junior ranking for the class of 2014. Tomlinson is Tomlinson. Grassel, who is a transfer from Michigan lowest by a freshman in Michigan State his tory. She was also named Big Ten Womens Golfer of the Week once last season. tournaments for the Fall semester, as they meetings this year about really just staying we can do better on a daily basis and if we do that, then well get where we need to go.Womens golf set for seasonMENS GOLF LUIS TORRESAlligator Writer@LFTorresIII Deacon. see State. direction, but there is some work to go and its not OK to be mediocre here and thats what we are right now, Deacon Florida sat at the bottom of the leader was 12 strokes behind both North Florida and Middle Tennessee State. back in the second round and shot an That was huge in so many little ways, J.D. Tomlinson, whos a senior and going to be a leader for us this yearand if hed birdied out the last, we had a chance to Deacon said. We talked about it on the tee, how were we going to do this and how big would it be for the guys if we could get hit three great shots and made about a six footer for birdie. their game, before heading off to Zions tercollegiate tournament which starts on cus on doing the small things right during their best in next weekends tournament. Deacon said, but if we do the little things right consistently, were going to be OK.UF eyes increased production UF Golf Theres not a magic pill. Were not going to change this whole thing overnight.J.C. DeaconUF coach


organization, but Middleton felt she was better suited for Floridas playing style. I like that this team plays the beautiful game, Middleton said. Im a possession person. I love keeping the ball, and this team is just fantastic at itkeeping the ball, making beautiful plays, that kind of thing, Ive found that here and I really enjoy it. This year, in her sophomore season, Middleton has played in Gator on Friday when Florida beat in-state rival Florida State 2-1 in Tallahassee. She also played 28 minutes against her former school when Florida played Miami in the season opener on Aug. 22 but did not record any goals or assists. Coach Becky Burleigh recognizes how well Middleton has made the transition into Floridas lineup. She thinks Middleton can be a big help for her team moving forward. Oh, shes been great, Burleigh said. From a style of play, its a pretty big contrast from where she came from to here, but she has been seamless in terms of her contribution and I see that only growing. Its been a long journey so far sons of collegiate soccer, but she is happy that she has found her place at Florida and looks forward to exciting times as a Gator. Ive always thought that the only way to make myself a good player is by surrounding myself with the best players, Middleton said. (Its) one reason why I decided to play here. did not give up the ball at all Saturday, Muschamp said he ried him and should worry the players. Offensively, I think we were pretty fortunate, to be honest with you, that we didnt have more turnovers, the fourth-year head coach said. We had some ball security issues that weve got to get cleaned up and that was evident on the tape. The Wildcats are tied for second in the country in turnover margin per game. And although Jeff Driskel did not throw an interception in his return from a broken leg, he nearly gave the Eagles the ball on an errant screen pass in the red zone. The redshirt junior did not throw a pick throughout the entirety of fall camp, but he knows without critiquing ily end that streak Saturday against Kentucky. Its easy to go in on Sunday after a good game and watch to realize there are mistakes made and you have to build on those mistakes and take the coaching, Driskel said. If the Gators do in fact take their coaching one day at a time, Roper believes his offense has the chance to reload each week and possibly become even faster. Florida ran 86 plays Saturday, which was the highest number of plays in a single game during the Muschamp era. However, Roper searchto perfect his spread offense said the Gators can go faster. We had 21 snaps on Saturday that were outside of 18 seconds on the play clock, Roper said. Our average was 14 seconds on the play clock, we would like our average to be 18 seconds on the play clock. So we would like to be faster just in our normal function of how we do it, we would like to obviously have more than 21 plays outside of 18 seconds and I think it gets down to our guys understanding giving the lined up in a hurry. Too many times we left the ball on the ground at the end to go get it to spot it and those type things. So I think we can play obviously faster just looking at those numbers but again its all about making plays. cially since Virginia transfer Jake McGee who Roper said has the best hands at the position is out for the year with a fractured miss him, Burton said, but other guys have to step up and play well. Burton said that while he has improved his pass-catching skills, Floridas depth among its skill positions gives it opportunities to spread the ball around. Anybody can really get the ball. Whoever is open, Burton said. Whatever read that Jeff [Driskel] makes. We count on him to make the right one. The ball gets spread around. senior Tevin Westbrook will assume the backup tight end role while true freshman DeAndre Goolsby will move up to third string. The philosophy is not really going to change. (Burtons) going to be the starting tight end and were going to obviously play him a lot, but Tevins got to be ready to go quite a bit now, Roper said. And well see how DeAndre comes along in practice and all those things. Prior to McGees injury, Roper and coach Will Muschamp had plans to redshirt Goolsby to give him a year to better learn the offense. I think at (tight end), youre talking a true freshman playing a violent, physical position that carries a lot in our offense, Roper said. And so, thats why typically you dont see true freshmen playing a whole bunch at that position. There is so much going on for him, run game, pass game, protections, matching up against 270-pound guys in certain situations. Its a challenge. You like those guys to be able to grow and develop a little bit. Hes got some athletic ability in space that is pretty good. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffBetsy Middleton (36) dribbles the ball during Floridas 3-0 win against Miami on Aug. 22 at James G. Kan Li / Alligator Staff Tevin Westbrook will backup Burton at tight end this season SIDEBAR, from page 13 OFFENSE, from page 13UF did not turn the SOCCER, from page 13


16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Staff Writer@Morgan_MoriartyFlorida opens its Southeastern Conference slate at home on Saturday against Kentucky, but there are other games happening around the country. Week 3 of the College Football season, besides a few decent matchups, is painful folks. Its the sad truth. While I in no means would recommend you avoid any weekend of college football might I suggest you stick to watching the games I have put for you here. Conveniently enough, they are spread out between noon and 7 p.m. No. 6 Georgia @ No. 24 South Carolina: Saturday, 3:30pm CBS: Preseason SEC East favorites Georgia and South Carolina clash in Week 3. Both teams look different than what critics originally predicted at the beginning of the season. No one saw Texas A&M blowing South the season, and people were doubtful with some areas of Georgia on both sides of the ball. But with Georgias thrashing of Clemson paired with Todd Gurleys 293 yard performance, the Bulldogs are one of the new frontrunners to win both the SEC East and the SEC come December. South Carolina looked underwhelming against East Carolina on Saturday, but running back Mike Davis a preseason Heisman Trophy candidate rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns last week in his return from bruised ribs he was nursing in Week 1. Quarterback Dylan Thompson has been steady under center, having averaged 316 passing yards in two games, but he has games. If South Carolinas defense, which ranks 11th out of 14 teams in the SEC in rushing defense, cannot contain Gurley and Georgias stable of running backs, the Gamecocks could go from SEC East contender to pretender real quick. No. 20 Missouri @ UCF: Saturday, 12pm SEC Network: This UCF team did lose its opener vs Penn State in Ireland, who ironically is the Big Tens best shot to make the College Football Playoff, but the Knights return 18 starters from a UCF team that won the Fiesta Bowl in January. Pair that with the fact that UCF gave South Carolina a 28-25 scare in September at home last year, and the Knights might keep this one close. Missouri beat head coach Gary Pinkels former team, Toledo, convincingly last week on the road, and running back Marcus Murphy is second in all-purpose yards per game in the SEC with 354. Tennessee @ No. 4 Oklahoma: Saturday, 8pm ABC: Sooners head coach Bob Stoops gets another chance to beat a team in the SEC on Saturday. Stoops has been bashing the SEC since seemingly the moment the conference started dominating college football in the last decade and has basked in his takedown of Alabama in last years Sugar Bowl all offseason. The Vols enter the matchup 2-0 and with a lot of young talent in Butch Jones second year. Not to mention they have one of the most physical linebackers in the country in A.J. Johnson, who in two games already has 18 total tackles. Oklahomas strength of schedule is poor, but a surprisingly close game Saturday in Norman, Okla., could have a slight impact when the College Football Playoff committee puts together its Top 25.Georgia-South Carolina highlights college football matchupsAP PhotoUGA running back Todd Gurley rushes during Georgias 45-21 win against Clemson on Aug. 30 in Athens, Ga. Gurley totaled 293 yards against the Tigers. Both SEC teams are ranked