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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 Two students run for Student Senate as independents:The rest of the candidates are with Swamp Party, pg 4. The owner is closing the pub after 11 years for personal health reasons, pg. 4. Demarcus Robinson was a non-factor in Floridas loss to Alabama on Saturday. Read the story on Page 13. 90 /70 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Pine needles and overgrown grass litter the dirt road to Don Charles Spirits empty home. Its the same road Gilchrist day afternoon after Spirit called dispatch and threatened to hurt himself, his daughter and his six grandchildren. Its the road those children once stomped up after school. And its the same road a single cop car later closed off with crime scene tape, shielding the scene ing the gun on himself. day, Spirit had already pulled the old Sarah Lorraine Spirit, and her six children: Kaleb Kuhlmann, 11; Kylie Kuhlmann, 9; Johnathon Kuhlmann, 8; Destiny Stewart, 5; Brandon Stewart, 4; and the youngest, Alanna Stewart, who would have been 3 months on Sunday. Spirit before he pulled the trigger again and took his own life. Alanna will never learn to walk, and Sarah will never see her children grow. community of Bell, Florida, about an hour outside of Gainesville, where about 350 people live. Its the kind of place where doors are left open, cats sleep on window sills, and asphalt roads are few and far between. ter Dons spree, when eight of its residents were lost to bullets. Its milky, gray sky shed light VOLUME 109 ISSUE 20 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG Melissa Mihm / Alligator Staff Gov. Rick Scott addresses members of the community Friday following the Bell, Florida, shooting. Don Spirit shot and killed his 28-year-old daughter, her six children and then himself. SEE BELL, PAGE 3 SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 16 IT AFFECTED WEBMAIL, MYUFL, SAKAI AND CANVAS. Alligator Staff WriterAssignments and timed quizzes fell victim to a server outage this weekend. UF Webmail, Canvas, Sakai and myUFL suffered the server outage starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. nology communications manager, ing on investigating and restoring services. forms they run on, Gale wrote in an email. We wont have any diagnostic information or analysis available vices and platforms are back online, she added. Cheleste Onorato, 18, said she grated Student Information System vices such as Canvas and Sakai are working. If I need to check something for aid, I cant do that, the UF applied man said. vices had been restored, except for Webmail. All services are expected to be FOOTBALL Alligator Staff Writer portunities against No. 3 Alabama on Saturday. But it could not execute. tunities to score on a silver platter. Four forced turnovers. Four possessions that started in Alabamas territory. mulate 200 yards on offense while its defense surrendered the most in program history as the Denny Stadium in front of a crowd of 101,821. Floridas Achilles heel was third down, going vert on 12 of its 16 attempts. As the game went on, we just wore down, UF coach Will Muschamp said. We had a hard time hanging in there in the running game. You have to be able to sustain some drives. We had some tempo planned for the game but we couldnt sustain drives offensively and if you more than the previous record set by Nebraska 449 yards through the air, which is the second most the Gators have given up in one game in program history. Alabama receiver Amari Cooper seemed to be indefensible for most of the game, grabbing 10 catches for 201 yards and three touchdowns. Hes a great player, safety Keanu Neal said. We could have stopped him, but there was a lack of communication on our part so we didnt do that. throughout the contests entirety. Alabama had 11 plays that spanned at least 15 yards compared to Floridas four. 445 passing yards against the Gators. As you can see, that was a game of big plays, UF quarterback Jeff Driskel said. Alabama had a lot more than us. Florida kept itself in the game early on the back of its defense. A town of 350 mourns


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 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 86/70 THUNDER STORMS 81/70 THUNDER STORMS 81/70 THUNDER STORMS 84/68 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY SUNNY 90/70 VOLUME 109 ISSUE 20 and determine the best support that the Center for Leadership and Service can provide to their organizations. It will take place Oct. 2 in Bryan Hall Room 232 from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is available online at the Center for Leadership and Service website. 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. WHATS HAPPENING?Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out The George A. Smathers Libraries at UF are hosting a Virtual Read-Out on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. on the Plaza of the Americas near Library West. Come and read a segment from your favorite banned book and listen to others read from their favorites. Gay Movie Night Come to the Pride Community Center located at 3131 NW 13th St. this Friday at 7:30 p.m. for a screening of Hot Guys With Guns. In this comedy-actionthriller, an actor taking a night class for aspiring private detectives to help him win a part in a TV show bumbles into a real life crime investigation with his ex-boyfriend in this hilarious film from Doug Spearman. Gay Movie Night is a free service of the Pride Community Center. A $2 donation is requested to help cover the cost of snacks. Creative Writing Club Come to the Creative Writing Club every Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Little Hall Room 219. Meetings involve reading and responding to a short story written by a member of the group and then discussing the story with the whole group with a focus on constructive criticism. There are no requirements to join. Just come and have fun. Pancake Breakfast and Canned Food Drive Catholic Charities will be hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast and We Can Do It canned food drive Wednesday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The event will be hosted at Trinity United Methodist Church. Its goal is to collect more than 1,500 cans of food for Emergency Assistance Food Pantry, Rural Outreach and Weekend Hunger Backpack Program and to raise public awareness about all of its programs and services. Guests are asked to donate a minimum of three cans of food for admittance into the breakfast. Museum Day Live On Saturday, the Matheson Museum will open its doors free of charge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Matheson joins more than 1,400 other participating venues for its ninth annual Museum Day Live. Join us in this nationwide celebration of learning and the spread of knowledge. For more information, call 352-378-2280 or email Third Annual Unicycle Festival UFs Objects in Motion is holding the third annual Gainesville Unicycle Festival on Saturday. Come out to the covered area on the east side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to see hockey at 10:15 a.m., jousting at 2:30 p.m., sumo wrestling at 5 p.m. and other one-wheeled activities and competitions throughout the day. You can always drop by Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. outside Wells Fargo at the Reitz Union to learn how to juggle or unicycle with Objects in Motion. Savant Leadership Honorary Fall Tapping Class Founded in 1967, Savant is a prestigious group of leaders from all different areas of campus involvement. By collaborating with each other, members use their unique experiences and roles to educate and develop fellow students. Applications to become a part of the Fall 2014 Tapping Class are currently open and can be found at All applications must be submitted by Friday at 10 p.m. If you have further questions, please email ufsavantpresident@ Increase Your Organizations Impact The servant leader roundtable gives all campus leadership and service organizations an opportunity to provide input on the current state of the universitys leadership and service programming Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


Gov. Rick Scott later spoke at a press conference. Down the main road, Dolores Miudlin sat behind a table colored with fresh produce. She sold cantaloupe-sized green peppers, softball-sized peaches and homemade jams in glass Mason jars, but her mood was grim. The 65-year-old said her daughter, Becky Brock, worked with Sarah. Brock was shocked. She said she didnt think the family had problems. You dont expect something like this to happen, Miudlin said, especially in a small town like this. However, the familys records werent spotless. More than 10 years ago, in tally shot his 8-year-old son in the head while the two were hunting. He was arrested for possession of years in prison. In August 2008, Sarah Spirit placed a call on Don Spirit for domestic violence, but he wasnt bation for grand theft charges last year. At about 1 p.m. Friday, Scott stood on the steps of the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center. It is an unbelievable tragedy, Scott said during a press conference on the tragedy. We have to say a prayer for this family. behind Scott in deep green uniforms with their hands folded at their stomachs and their faces reYou dont know what goes through a suspects mind when this happens, Scott said. Lt. Jeff Manning choked on his words. At one point, he put eyes. Everybody knows everyone, Manning said of the community. Gilchrist County Superintendent of Schools, Robert Rankin, read from a piece of paper. As you can imagine, this has been a tough day, he said. We pray that God will be with us in the days ahead. After school Friday, Gilchrist dents at Bell Elementary School. Two boys with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle backpacks walked with their mother to her car. A red-haired woman held her child tightly, slowly rocking him back and forth in the sticky afternoon air. Have a great weekend, Deputy CJ Schauble yelled to students boarding buses before smacking a pair of love bugs on her forearm. Schauble has been working at Bell Elementary School for 14 years. She knows all of its children. She knew the ones who died. Before long, the street in front of the elementary school fell quiet. Students had been picked up. A few cars buzzed in the background. An occasional word was said. Schauble continued to wave at the last buses. It was the same wave she gave to the children shortly before they died. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Melissa Mihm / Alligator StaffA police car blocks off the road to the home of Don Spirit on Friday afternoon. Spirit shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren at his home before killing himself in Bell, Florida. Spirit killed six children, ranging from 3 months to 11 years old BELL, from page 3


CHABELI HERRERAAlligator Staff Writercherrera@alligator.orgUnder the orange glow of a metal chandelier and a ceiling draped in gold and ruby fabric, more than 60 people packed inside the small Stubbies & Steins pub Saturday night, savoring their last sips of its exotic beer selection. The facade of the 11-yearold Gainesville staple twinkled with strings of white Christmas lights on one of the last weekends of its life. On Sunday, its lights will twinkle no more. The chandelier will be lowered. And the bar that brought craft beer to Gainesville will close its doors for good. Stubbies was a labor of love and her late father and former UF chemical engineering prostemmed from a mutual love of traveling, beer and beer T-shirts the thousands. In 1998, the two decided to open a bar back home while on a trip to Kyoto, Japan. In a way, Stubbies grew out of our travels together, BerkeThe original bar, Stubbie Shirt Pub named after the Australian word for short Though its name later changed to Stubbies & Steins after the addition of a German-inspired side in 2008, it still stands at 9 W. University Ave. today. It opened with a selection of 60 beers that has since grown to more than 400, including brews from Australia, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. Stubbies is kind of the beer-culture epicenter of Gainesville, said Deno Stelter, a 28-year-old UF astronomy graduate student who has been coming to Stubbies for more than six years. On Saturday night, he and fellow astronomy graduate student and regular Dan Gettings, 28, remembered the bar that had become like a gathering place to them. Amanda Townsend, an astronomy graduate student, said Stelter and Gettings brought her to Stubbies and introduced I came to in Gainesville, and honestly, if they were going to be open forever, it would be the last bar I came to in Gainesville, said Townsend, 28. The three heard of the bars closing through a Facebook Celiac disease since 2011, which prevents her from eating gluten. Since she was diagnosed, she has only been able to drink gluten-free beer. Two years later, her father died suddenly at 65. walk in the doors some days, The loss of her father and her battle with Celiac led her to close the bar. the long-lasting friendships cultivated at Stubbies on her new journey in life. She plans to travel, starting in Japan where the idea of Stubbies began. Through the years, people have met at Stubbies and later married. One couple even nicknamed their baby Stubby while in the womb. It makes me feel like the last 12 years were really worthAs the week winds down, will come in and share their favorite memories. Perhaps appropriately, the closing coincides with what would have been her fathers 67th birthday on Friday. nal toast will close out the bar. crests will be taken down. Gettings and Stelter plan to be there and say goodbye to the Gainesville staple that fostered their passion for beer. Ill probably cry a little bit, Gettings said. More than a little bit, Stelter corrected. Well be here until they lock the doors. 4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Writermmihm@alligator.orgA Gainesville man was arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse after police say he beat his son shortly before 11 p.m. Friday. help. He had swollen eyes, a bloody lip and gashes on the back of his head after he said his father, Arthur M. Clark Jr., beat his head The teenager then called Gainesville Police. Ben Tobias said in an email, almost causing him to pass out. was disrespectful, which he said prompted the beating. a disturbance among neighbors Saturday at about 6 p.m. 15th St. after she pointed a handgun at two neighbors, Tobias said. The two parties got into a oral argument after Barner and her sister confronted their upstairs neighbors about being too noisy. Who ever wants some can get some, Barner said to the victims that evening as she stood in their doorway, according to the report. Barner under arrest. Barners bond is currently set at $50,000. A Gainesville woman was charged with erty damage after police say she was involved Natasha A. Morea hit the rear end of a van traveling on Northeast Waldo Road at the 1200 block, causing the van to overturn, smelled of alcohol, according to a report. exercises, Morea gave breath samples of 0.184 and 0.195. The legal limit is 0.08.Police roundup: child abuse; DUI; assaultSTUDENT GOVERNMENT ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Staff WriterAgainst a stacked roster of Swamp Party candidates campaigning on Turlington Plaza and outside of the Reitz Union, Evan Morris and Preston Jones stick to word-of-mouth tactics. Morris, a UF marketing junior, and Jones, an 18-year-old UF civil engineering freshman, stand alone on the Student Government 2014 Fall elections ballot as independent candidates for Student Senate. Morris, who is running as a senator for District B, which includes zip codes east of campus, said he chose to run independently because UF currently has one major party. Thats a dominant party system of government, and its unhealthy for UF, for our government to be run that way, the 20year-old said. Morris is still working on his campaign platform, but topics such as the environment and safety, especially sexual assaults by an unknown attacker, are his top priorities. to keep our students safe, as well as keep crime off our campus, he said. But even if Morris doesnt win, he said he hopes to inspire students to run in the Spring 2015 elections. I want to encourage all students to vote and to realize the problems that are happening in the system, he said. As a resident of Hume Hall, Jones decided to run for a Senate seat after attending a UF Honors retreat before classes began. Jones said he decided to run as an independent so he could have the freedom to represent the interests of everyone in his residence hall. What really pushed me toward running was meeting with some of the people in Hume, Jones said. With the concern about the scarcity of blue lights on campus, Jones walked around Hume and mapped out all the blue the residence hall. Residents have told Jones that they are nervous walking back from GatorNights at the Reitz Union because of the poor lighting. I think something we should strive for is to have two visible blue lights wherever you are on campus, Jones said. UF political science professor Stephen candidates face when campaigning. Independents are largely perceived as candidates who dont seem to win, he said. For the most part, if youre gonna run as an independent, you have to be committed to believing in what you say. Megan Williams, 20, usually doesnt vote because of the Swamp Partys majority status, but she said she would vote for an independent. It shouldnt be dominated, the UF religion junior said. It should be a variety.Two students running for Student Senate as independents Stubbies & Steins pub to close this weekendMorris Jones Owner closing for personal reasonsCourtesy to the Alligator


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Andres Leiva / AlligatorAfro BopAfro Bop Alliance members open their set at the University Auditorium on Friday. Afro Bop Alliance was brought to UF by the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. ABOUT 88 PERCENT OF PEOPLE UNDER 30 READ A BOOK IN THE LAST YEAR. CHANTELLE MORGANAlligator Contributing WriterMillennials are reading more than older generations, but not at the library. Even at Library West where the undergraduate student checkout limit is 150 books at one time students are accessing stories on their smartphones and other devices instead. Eighty-eight percent of Americans younger than 30 said theyve read a book in the last year, according to a Pew Research Center study 9 percentage points more than the 79 percent of those older than 30 who did. UF telecommunication senior Matthew Long said he thinks millennials spend their time on social media but still understand the importance of literature. Why go to the library when we can access the information on our smartphones? Long, 21, said. Sylvia Ashwell, a librarian at the Alachua County Library District, said even though people older than 30 are using the library more, they typically check out movies rather than books. I like that fact that younger people are reading more, Ashwell said. Library West supervisor Dina Lopez said the more a student has access to technology, the more he or she is able to read. The generation thats a little bit older may not be as technologically savvy, Lopez said.Millennials read more books than older generationsINTERNA TIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSLONDON The debate over ter war of words Sunday, with the Scottish leader claiming his countrymen were tricked into rejecting independence in a referendum and Britains three main political parties bickering over how to take political reform forward. Alex Salmond, Scotlands outgoing independence leader, accused politicians in London of reneging on their promises to hand more power to Scots in a rare cross-party pact that he said played a crucial role in swinging the votes in favor of union in Thursdays vote. His comments came after Prime Minister David Cameron stressed that plans to empower Scots should be linked to constitutional reform in England a stance that fractured the fragile political consensus and drew attacks from across the spectrum. Just days earlier, Cameron and his political rivals had joined together in a vow to quickly pass laws to transfer key decision-making powers from London to Scotlands capital, Edinburgh. All three party leaders signed off on the pledge, which promised Scots new powers to decide on their tax, budget and welfare policies. Since then, Cameron said those changes must be made in tandem with reform in the House of Commons to bar Scottish lawmakers from having a say on bills that only apply to England and Wales a longstanding grievance that has come to the fore amid the debate. Critics say that throwing those questions into one basket dilutes the leaders joint pledge and will inevitably delay the promised return of powers to Scotland. Its the people who voted No because they believed these commitments from the Westminster leadership these are the people who are feeling most angry, most hurt, most disappointed in Scotland today, Salmond told the BBC. The politician has said he will step down vember, after the failure of his proindependence campaign. All three British parties insisted they clearly differed on the English reform question. Nick Clegg, Camerons deputy and leader of the coalitions junior party, the Liberal Democrats, said the promise to Scots cannot be made contingent on other constitutional reforms. The opposition Labour Partys leader Ed Miliband similarly said that there could be no ifs, no buts about delivering new powers to Scotland.Scotland leader: Voters tricked in independence referendumUF RESOURCES NICOLE WIESENTHALAlligator WriterGatorWell will offer sexual violence prevention programs to bring attention to consent on campus. GatorWell has introduced a Yes Means Yes seminar and a Bringing in the Bystander intervention training to empower students. You learn certain things in high school health class or other health classes, but its not this, said Rita Lawrence, GatorWell interpersonal violence prevention coordinator. So far, 21 people have applied for credit seminar that meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. starting Oct. 8. The seminar, which has 35 spots available, will feature guest speakers and discussions on sex topics. Lawrence said the seminar will help people feel comfortable with their sexuality and teach them about what equality means for society. When sexual assault happens, Oh, thats a womens issue, she said. No, it isnt. It affects everyone because everyone knows and loves those women. Those are the mothers and partners and best friends, so when someone is hurt by sexual violence, everyone suffers. Sylvia Stankov, a UF microbiology sophomore, said she understands the importance of teaching consent. Whether you say yes or no in any situation, Stankov, 19, said, whether its sexual or not, it has some power behind those words. For students with less time, GatorWell provides another option: Bringing in the Bystander. The 90-minute training teaches students how they can intervene. Students can apply for both programs online, but they have until Thursday to apply online for the Yes Means Yes seminar at gatorlence-prevention.GatorWell introduces programs to prevent sexual violence IT WAS A STUDY BY NPR. REBA LIDDYAlligator Contributing WriterHigh-risk drinking could lead to consequences that GatorWell wants to prevent. According to NPR, colleges are advocating cutting back on high-risk drinking, as it may relate to sexual assault. GatorWell wants students to be aware of the dangers of binge drinking. Maureen Miller, director of GatorWell Health Promotion Services, said there is a chance high-risk drinking and sexual assault are related. If youre adding alcohol really into any situation, peoples judgments, their perceptions, their thought process everything is impacted, Miller said. She said that trying to prevent students from binge drinking is an ongoing cycle that will always need improvement. In the past, UF launched campaigns to prevent binging on alcohol. GatorWell has used its Less is More campaign to emphasize the unappealing consequences of drinking too much alcohol. The campaign was placed on the sides of Regional Transit System buses to inform students about the risks of alcohol consumption. That campaign spurred the When I Drink Too Much campaign in 2009, with students anonymously telling their stories, in hopes to lessen high-risk drinking. UF advertising senior Hillary Harper said she believes UF is making a great effort for these campaigns, but it is not advertised well. Especially in the recent events, more posters, making sure students are fully aware of their surroundings at all times, Harper said.Link between assault, binge drinking You learn certain things in high school health class or other health classes, but its not this.Rita Lawrence GatorWell coordinator Cameron


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. Rick Scott, GOP must confront climate changeFor a long time, Republicans around the country were content to simply deny the existence of climate change. In 2011, Gov. Rick Scott said, Ive not been convinced that theres any man-made climate change... Nothings convinced me that there is. Even as recently as January, the 24 Republicans on the House of Energy and Commerce Committee voted against a measure climate change. Now, in the face of overwhelming evidence that global warming is not only real but perhaps inevitable and irreversible, Republicans are starting to change their tune, if only slightly. The new popular talking point among Republicans is some variation of Im not a scientist, therefore, I cant say whether climate change is real or not. Scott has gotten in on the act, too. In May, when asked for his thoughts on climate change, Scott simply said, Im not a scientist. Most Republicans are not doctors or health care professionals, yet they have no problem claiming that the Affordable Care Act is a massive failure. Most Republicans are not economists or tax experts, but that doesnt stop them from claiming that massive tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy will lead to economic prosperity, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. And most Republicans arent women, but that doesnt deter them from passing law after law to make access to reproductive So, given the inanity and thorough ridiculousness of the Im not a scientist trope, why are Republicans actually so determined to avoid discussing climate change? The answer is simple, if infuriating: The Republican Party is a wholly owned subsidiary of the oil and gas industries. In just the past year, representatives of the energy industry have given more than $68 million in political contributions, with nearly 80 percent of that money going to Republicans. been from Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Oh., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. These two individuals largely direct the policy priorities of the entire Republican Party. Next month, scientists and policymakers will be holding a conference in Tampa to discuss the issue of climate change. Jackie Schutz said, We think its a great idea for them to have a summit ... and we look forward to reading their report. That kind of weak and halfhearted statement on climate change is exactly what Florida and the rest of the country cannot afford. Climate change threatens both the environment and the global economy. Scott and other Republicans must break free from the corrupt stranglehold of the oil and gas industries and confront this critical issue before it is too late. 109 TOTAL VOTES18% YES 82% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Do you think sitting out a half was enough punishment for Jameis Winston? Todays question: Would you vote for an independent student senate candidate?UF must improve tolerance of IslamIn continuing its efforts to strive For the Gator Good, UF announced earlier this year that it would be among the for Islamic Studies. This step toward tolerance and making all groups feel more welcomed on our campus should have been welcomed by all. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Recently, an organization called the Coalition of Concerned Citizens Group distributed propaganda that protested the commemoration of UFs new Islamic Studies center. The group attacked keynote speaker John Esposito and likened him to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist group ISIS. The group called Esposito a terrorist supporter and spewed baseless claims about his personal character and history. Our campus and and our nation are still feeling the lingering effects of Sept. 11. One of the unfortunate but often forgotten remnants of this tragedy is the discrimination Muslims and dark-skinned Americans face on a regular basis. The fear of terrorism a fear fueled and fed by our nations political leaders has led some people to believe that all followers of Islam are enemies of Western ideals and threats to Americas way of life. In the view of these individuals, a supporter of Islam is a supporter of terrorism there is no difference, they say. American Islamophobia has led to general discrimination of people with brown skin, even if they are not Muslim. In a misguided attempt to guard its religion and way of life against an exaggerated and invented threat, the Coalition of Concerned Citizen Groups is attempting to infringe upon the rights of countless brown people in this nation. They seek to deny hundreds of thousands of Americans the right to practice their religion and to live their lives the way they see Outbursts of hatred and discrimination toward Muslims have sprung up on college campuses across the country. Soon after 9/11, Khalid Latif, Muslim chaplain at NYU, held a roundtable to discuss the adverse effects that the discriminated Muslims faced in the 9/11 aftermath were having on the student population. Notable issues were the perceived inability to worship freely at mosques and the deterred organization around Muslim civil rights issues. The problem with discrimination against Muslims and brown people extends beyond college campuses into all aspects of American life. In 2012, a Wisconsin Sikh temple was attacked by a gunman who was an Army veteran with ties to white supremacist groups. mon thread in the dark history of the treatment of American minorities. Americans have a tendency to react with outrage and indignation against acts of terrorism and violence, while simultaneously oppressing and terrorizing members of minority groups. The Coalition of Concerned Citizen Groups should substitute the word Concerned in its title with the word Fearful. The driving force behind acts of hate is the fear of those who are different or unfamiliar. The Coalitions attempt to derail the conference supporting the launch of UFs Center for Global Islamic Studies is proof that, even in Gainesville, there are people afraid of seeing Muslims gain equal footing with other American religious groups. UFs goal of providing diverse cultures with a free, welcoming and accepting environment is congruent with its goal to become recognized as a top 10 university. The vitriol and hate of groups like the Coalition are a major obstacle toward that goal. TehQuin Forbes is a UF sociology junior. His columns appear on Mondays.MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITOR TehQuin


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Stand against the Israeli occupationThose speaking of academic freedom in relation to the academic boycott failed to mention the lack of academic freedom that Palestinians are afforded when they are denied access, funding, materials and mobility by the state of Israel on a daily basis. Why are Israeli universities being targeted? Israel is a rogue state actively engaged in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. Because Israeli universities are by and large administered by the state, we must assume that these universities further the ends of the repressive regime. In his letter to the editor, UF Hillel rabbi and CEO Adam Grossman made a comment about divestment being divisive. Was the Montgomery bus boycott divisive? Was the movement to divest from apartheid South Africa divisive? Yes, challenging systems of oppression can alienate those who defend the status quo and racism. Those who feel that the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is divisive should look inward and ask why they feel the need to support the universitys endowment going toward further marginalizing people here and abroad. Nelson Mandela not only fought for liberation for black South Africans but was also in solidarity with the Palestinian freedom movement, was labeled as divisive at the height of his activism. Divestment is necessary for peace. By ceasing to fund the occupation, the university lets us stop being complicit in the occupation. I encourage those who advocate for peace to follow through with their actions and stand against the Israeli occupation by supporting the movement. Eric Brown UF political science seniorLetters to the Editor Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the national poverty rate 2006, down to 14.5 percent. The rate was 15 percent in 2012, so it would appear that the trend is moving in the right direction. However, these numbers are misleading. While the poverty rate did go down, the details behind this are complicated. Even with the decrease in poverty, many social disparities still remain, including that the poverty rate is still extremely high compared to prerecession levels, and black and Hispanic families still have lower median incomes than before the recession. Whats most troubling is the can children live in poverty. Another issue is that the methods the U.S. government uses to track the poverty rate The approved measure of poverty was developed about 50 years ago by Mollie Orshansky, a Social Security Adminispoverty thresholds by developing a typical family budget, which was based almost entirely on food and multiplying it by three. This measure, adjusted for government to measure poverty today. The problem with this method is that family budgets today are much different from family budgets in the 1960s. The average family only spends about one-eighth of its budget on food, not one-third. Other costs such as health care, child care and housing have gone up dramatically, but these costs are not appropriately accounted for. The current poverty formula also assumes a national standard that does not consider different costs of living from state to state and different living styles, such as rural versus urban. In addition, variances such as taxes, deductions and government assistance like welfare and food stamps are not calculated into the poverty measurement. Clearly, the government is underestimating the issue of poverty in America. If we used the same measures developed by other industrialized nations, our poverty rate would increase by half. About 68 million Americans would be considered poor. In 2011, the Obama administration released a new way of tracking poverty: the Supplemental Poverty Measure. As an arately from the Census Bureau report, the measure accounts for government assistance and subsidized housing. It also excludes expenses such as taxes and work-related costs. of poverty was 46.2 million people, while the Supplemental Poverty Measure was 49.1 million. Although the measure does a better job of giving a better overall portrait of poverty, it is far from perfect. If consumer expenditures in housing, utilities and food decline, then this measure declines as well, which can be problematic if a recession hits. The measure gives us a better understanding of what is really happening with poverty, but it still should not be entirely relied on. Despite an extensive effort by the federal government, poverty in America is a persistent on poverty started 50 years ago, and since then, we have spent more than $22 trillion combating poverty, and no gains have been made. We cant expect poverty levels to ever reach zero, but 8 to 12 percent is a realistic expectation. To achieve this goal, we need to improve our educational system, encourage an increase in family income and create high-paying full-time jobs rather than low-wage parttime jobs. night, but we cant even begin to solve the problem until we understand and measure it more accurately. Nick Eagle is a UF political science and economics senior. His columns appear on Mondays.Lowering poverty numbers misleadingColumnPlastic surgery is a seemingly harmless phrase that has the power to generate negative images almost instantaneously. These two words take us to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Hugh Hefners living room or a Kardashian-esque reality show faster than you can say Botox. ters or enhances a certain body part and has been popularized in the media by what seems like an endless list of wives of Hollywood who undergo these procedures. Last year alone, regular Americans spent $12 billion on surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. It sounds like everyones doing it. Yet, cosmetic surgery is often something people feel they need to hide and be ashamed of. In a progressive country, it does not make sense that such a stigma still surrounds what has ultimately been normalized in our society. Anyone who wants to alter or enhance a body part should have the freedom to choose cosmetic surgery without fear of embarrassment. Plastic surgery needs to be categorized differently because it is no longer reserved for celebrities who decide to change certain physical aspects on a whim every other day. Cosmetic surgery is prevalent in our modern society, and instead of being shunned, people should be welselves in a way they might not have been able to before. Think of it this way: A man or woman who buys and and preference is not ridiculed for being fake by not showing the world every inch of skin. An individual might choose to follow the newest makeup fads, such as contouring and highlighting, in which larger parts of the face are minimized with a dark shadow (usually the nose) and smaller parts are enlarged with a brighter powder (the eyes) to create the illusion of a more symmetrical face. If all changes in appearance are meant to be made a mockery, why doesnt society treat those who use makeup and dress for their body types in the same way popular culture shuns and scorns those who have gotten a nose job, face lift or breast augmentation? One aspect of cosmetic surgery that goes primarily unnoticed is the positive effects it can have on an individual. In a study from Ruhr University, Bochum, in Germany, researchers found that plastic surgery patients life after their operation. Researchers tested the patients before surgery and again one month, three months, six months and one year afterward. Reports showed that those who underwent cosmetic surgery felt less anxious and overall healthier than before the surgery. Whether you agree with the concept of cosmetic surgery, those who choose it as a means to improve their quality of life should be able to do so without harassment and judgment. No individual should have to hide something that makes them feel beautiful and healthy. Just like surgeries that directly impact ones health, such as a lap-band surgery, cosmetic surgery can similarly affect both the mental and physical health of an individual. Plastic surgery is a part of our society, not just a passing fad we see on TV. The faster we can accept its existence in our lives and attempt to understand the reasoning behind the important choice to undergo any given procedure, the more encouraging we can be for post-operation patients to Sabiha Masud writes for The Daily Utah Chronicle. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Society should dismiss prejudices against cosmetic surgery trendsUWireSabiha MasudUWire Nick


ABOUT 1,000 ATTENDED. MISHA LCHAU Alligator Contributing WriterA troop of 11-year-old girls dressed in pink and green traditional saris pranced on stage in front of more than 1,000 people in the Reitz Union on Saturday. The performance was part of Praharsha 2014, an annual celebration of Indian culture. The event was held in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom and brought together 12 acts by UF students, as well as other community members. It cost about $4,000 and was funded in part by Student Government. The free festival was put on by Gators for Asha, the UF branch of Asha for Education, whose mission is to promote socio-economic change through the education of underprivileged children in India. Gators for Asha, which means hope in Hindi, was founded in 2003. Education is one of the primary things that has to be given to a child, said event coordinator Poojitha Satti, a 25-year-old UF civil engineering graduate student. Thats one of the main reasons that Im involved in this organization. Speakers remembered UF graduate student Krishnendu Saha, who drowned on Sept. 13, at the event. Express, a student-based performance group, sang a song in Hindi, accompanied by acoustic guitars in remembrance of Saha. He was scheduled to perform at the event. UFs No Southern Accent a cappella group, several traditional Bharatanatyam dances and a fashion show were all part of the festival. A community band called ICEC Youth Group played an original piece on trumpets, saxophones and an electric drum set. Satti and Gators for Asha copresident Apoorva Mohan, 25, said they were both most excited for the Bollywood dances and the food catered by Andaz Indian Restaurant. Visitors came from around the state to attend the biggest Indian cultural festival on campus, such as Sue Rocher of Trenton, who works with several of the performers. while event and something that is a great cultural experience, she said. 8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014Maria Valencia / AlligatorUF biology sophomores Jayash and Manash Ram, both 19, perform a Bharatanatyam dance at Prahar sha, the festival of hope and happiness, at the Reitz Union Ballroom on Saturday. Annual Praharsha celebration brings Indian culture to UF ISABELLA ALSINAAlligator Contributing WriterThe crimson pride at Harvard University will feature some orange and blue this weekend. Two UF students, Frances Chapman and Katy Burnett, were selected by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service to attend the Bipartisan Advocacy: Finding Common Ground conference held by the Harvard Institute of Politics. This Saturday and Sunday, the students will participate in the conference focusing on campus political engagement, career development in public service and civic education. When I found out I was chosen, I was working on the Charlie Crist campaign in St. Petersburg, said Frances Chapman, a UF political science and Arabic junior. I was excited to be able to bring what I was doing over the summer to the conference and my university. Chapman, 19, and Burnett, 31, will work together to discuss student voting rights and accessibility. They will collaborate with other universities to make a plan catered to UF. This is not a regular panel where we just sit and listen, said Burnett, a UF political science and history senior. This conference is about action. UF is a part of the institutes National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement, a group of 25 universities around the country hoping to improve communities through politics and public service. About 50 other national campaign school students will attend the conference. Shelby Taylor, communications director for the Graham Center, said after the two students return, they will replicate it for UF students through a Florida-focused policy conference. I think its a great opportunity for politically motivated students at UF to meet with other engaged students across the country and share tips with one another, Taylor said. The point is to gain knowledge and be able to implement it. Attendees will create action plans, write blogs and share success stories based on issues proposed at the conference. There are phenomenal restrictions on registering people to vote, Chapman said. Being dress this is very satisfying. One of the ideas Chapman and Burnett plan on proposing at the conference is an entirely online voter-registration platform. Were working on the mechanical issues of voting Burnett said. Getting students to the polls is harder, but if we make it easier to register, I believe we can have a huge turnout.UF students to attend Harvard conferenceSTUDENTS STUDENTS USE THEM IN PLACE OF EXPEN SIVE HARDCOPIES LAURA VAZQUEZAlligator Contributing WriterSome students will do whatever they can to avoid emptying out their wallets for textbooks, even if it means downloading them illegally. aside from paying for tuition. In recent years, the cost of college textbooks has skyrocketed 82 percent between 2002 and 2012, according to the U.S. Accountability OfJessica Diaz, a UF civil engineering junior, has paid about $250 for one textbook. She said she has heard of websites where students can access textbook PDFs illegally. sion, Diaz, 20, said. They are really expensive, but its still morally wrong. Unfortunately for local businesses selling textbooks, students getting their textbooks online for free could cut sales in the future. Doby Gray, manager of Gator Textbooks at 3501 SW Second Ave., said his business will suffer if more students choose to download illegal copies of textbooks. books, our sales stayed the same this year, Gray said. Barbara McDade-Gordon, UF associate professor of economic geography, said textbooks cost too much for students. The point is to access information and knowledge, no matter how they get it, as long as its legal, she said. I dont want students to do anything illegally, but the Internet makes information so accessible these days. McDade-Gordon said there are other ways to get textbooks that are cheaper and legal, such as renting books and even buying used books from past students. Students just dont have the money to be spending so much on textbooks, especially for just one semester, she said.Illegal textbook downloads on the rise HE WAS THE LONGESTRUNNING CAST MEMBER. ALEXIA FERNANDEZAlligator Staff Writerafernandez@alligator.orgSaturday Night Live fans will now be greeted by a new voice from The Gator Nation. Darrell Hammond, a UF alumnus and former cast member of SNL, will replace Don Pardo as the Live from New York, its Saturday night announcer. Hammond is set to take over the role this Saturday after Pardos death in August. Hammond graduated from UF in 1978 with a bachelors degree in advertising. He went on to portray Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Donald Trump and Sean Connery throughout his 14 years on SNL, becoming the shows longest-running cast member from 1995 to 2009. Since he left the show, Hammond has returned for several cameos, appeared in TV shows, movies and published a memoir titled, God, If Youre Not Up There, Im F****d. Michelle Bellaver, who has a masters degree in theater from UF, said its great to hear about Hammonds success on SNL. She signed with an agent in New York City and has been auditioning for roles since June. UF has really supported me and my career, she said. They make sure that the graduates have a chance to showcase in New York right before graduation. Charlie Mitchell, an assistant professor at UFs School of Theatre and Dance, said Hammonds success is a direct result of his hard work. Those who immediately expect recognition tend to fall away, Mitchell said. Hammond has always given hard work credit for his career. UF spokesman Steve Orlando expressed his support for Hammond on behalf of the university in an email. Its always great to see and in this case hear that The Gator Nation really is everywhere, he said.UF alum takes over as SNL announcerHammond Doby Gray


HE VISITED 29 STATES. ASHLEIGH HICKSAlligator Contributing WriterThe Gator Nation is represented all across the country, but this summer, one UF student set out to prove it. In 13 weeks, Kyle Johnson, a UF electrical engineering senior, visin tow. I got the idea when I saw the picture of these people climbing a giant mountain, the 22-year-old said. Whenever they climbed the mountain, they pulled out a Gator ty cool. During the summer, Johnson worked as an intern for the engineering company CH2M HILL in Denver, Colorado. Some of his duties included working out-of-state with substations in New York, northern Alaska. When he had time off from work, Johnson would spend it traveling, often stopping to snap Whenever the company sent me to different places across America, I took it with me, and I showed it off all over, he said. Some of the places he visited more and the Grand Canyon. Johnson said he visited Key West and Barrow, Alaska, because he wantmost point and the northernmost point in the U.S. Dan Nix, CH2M HILL principal engineer, was Johnsons internship mentor and supervisor over the summer. Nix worked closely with Johnson on his projects in Colorado and kept track of his outof-state travels. I thought he got bit by the travel bug pretty badly, Nix said. He really used this as a good base to see a lot of places. Johnson did not always travel alone. His longtime friend Jake Hemingway, 22, accompanied him on some of his trips in the southwestern U.S. Hemingway said their trek to Mount Evans in ColoWe were coming down Mount Evans, and it was more or less iced over and more or less a 1,500to 2,000-foot drop, the University of South Florida civil engineering senior said. Johnson does not plan on stopping his travels anytime soon. After graduation, he plans to take his Without the education I got at UF, I would not be able to travel the way that I do, he said. I love The Gator Nation. Its been a part of my entire life. ALLIGATOR, 9 Courtesy to the Alligator REBA LIDDYAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville customers wrapped around the corners of Verizon Wireless early Friday morning, eagerly awaiting to buy one of two new weekend. The hype lasted through Sunday, when Gainesville residents Joseph Cesar and his girlfriend, Brenda Banales, browsed the Archer Though the release sales reached more than 9 million, Apple customer service representative Lindsey Straton said they did not surpass last Banales said her biggest company itself shes been a loyal Apple customer since model. Her boyfriend, Cesar, a self-proclaimed loyal Android customer and owner of a Samsung Note 3, considered making the switch. What Im really looking forward to is the interface being able to have my iTunes and all of that connected, he said. With my Android, I have to purchase songs from Amazon and download them to my SD card, he said. But not everyone is ready for the change. I believe that they are putting out ideas that have already been thought about, owner and AT&T customer. They are just promoting it in a better light. Both local Verizon and AT&T stores declined to comment.iPhone 6, 6 Plus hype draws long lines at Gainesville stores TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY: THE NEW IPHONE 64.7-inch screen 8 megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture HD retina display sleeker edges improved sound quality longer battery life. iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. Source:


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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Morgan advances in Las VegasUF womens tennis junior Brianna Morgan won her Lauren Brasure won the Read the story on Page 14. @J_McPherson1126TUSCALOOSA, Ala. One game after tying the school record for most receptions in a game and making his imprint as Floridas go-to receiver, Demarcus Robinson was relatively quiet against Alabama on Saturday. the game a four-yard sideline pass from Jeff Driskel but failed to make in impact half. Driskel targeted Robinson just four catches for 14 yards and was targeted on seven different occasions. In addition to Robinson, Matt Jones had a subpar night. After rushing for 156 yards against Kentucky, the junior running back managed just Offensive line plagued against Alabama: The injury bug hit the Gators offensive line hard during Floridas 42-21 loss to Redshirt senior Chaz Green who is starting at left tackle in place of the injured D.J. Humphries (ankle) went down on just the second play with a right leg injury, but returned on the next drive. While he and Rod Johnson a true freshman and a redshirt freshman, respectively manning both tackle spots. Then early in the second quarter, starting right guard Trenton Brown was taken to the locker room with a high ankle sprain. Brown did not return, and Floridas of-Kan Li / Alligator StaffDemarcus Robinson is unable to catch an overthrown pass from quarterback Jeff Driskel during Floridas 42-21 loss to Alabama on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Robinson recorded just two catches for 14 yards against the Crimson Tide one week after tying UFs record for most receptions in a game (15). FOOTBALLNotebook: Robinson, Jones limited against Crimson Tide @edenotero_l A transfer and a walk-on lead their team to a four-set win. And no, thats not the beginning of a joke. Senior libero Holly Pole and junior setter Mackenzie Dagostino created the momentum and plays to bring No. Around the country this match wont get as much attention as either of the wins did last weekend, but in our program, how huge this win was (for us), coach Mary Wise said. The preconference season UCF played, the people theyve beaten. Dagostino had another record-breaking day after passing her career assists record with 58. Her work on assists kept UF in the game against a hardhitting UCF team. When a team hits some good stuff, Wise said. The Tampa native also added three kills and two service aces on the day. Assisting Dagostino in a dominant day was Pole, who tied her career record for digs in a match (20) and also had two service aces. Wise said both Dagostino and Pole performed well leading the team from its loss on Friday to the win on Sunday.UF tops UCF in four sets @alexmaminakis Despite what you may have heard, Florida did get a win in Tuscaloosa, Ala., this past weekend. Southeastern Conference) beat the Crimon Friday night. It was the SEC opener for both clubs. abama since 2008, and Coach Becky Burleigh knows it is a tough place to win. Well, I think to come out of this game with a win, we havent done that in a while here in Alabama, Burleigh said. So were very happy with that. If one were to just read through the statsheet, he or she would see that Florida had 20 shots while Alabama only recorded seven and would think this was an easy win for Florida. But make no mistake, the Crimson Tide gave the Gators just as good as a battle as they have seen all year. All three of the games goals were scored within four minutes of each other. Sophomore Liz Slattery gave Florida a ten Westphal sent a free kick from just outside of the 18-yard box that bounced around before Slattery put it in the back of the net. the season. Christen (Westphal) served a great touch with my head, it bounced around in the box, and then me and this girl basically kicked it in at the same time. It was a scrappy goal, but they all count the UF soccer defeats BamaWise It was a scrappy goal, but they all count the same.Liz SlatterySEE NOTEBOOK, P A GE 15 SEE SOCCER, P A GE 15 SEE VOLLEY, P A GE 15


MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Staff Writer@Morgan_MoriartyTUSCALOOSA, Ala. With Alabamas 42-21 victory over Florida, the Crimson Tide looks capable of winning both the Southeastern Conference title and earning a College Football Playoff bid. We eventually got control of the game, which speaks a lot about the competitive nature that the players have, coach Nick Saban said. They just kept hanging in there. This is not something that we want to be a part of our team, in terms of how we execute and what we do. Alabamas offense was balanced against the Florida defense, as the Tide ran the ball well and quarterback Blake Sims had his a starter, completed 70 percent of his passes for 445 yards and four touchdowns. His one interception came in the second half. I thought Blake did a really good job on third down all day, Saban said. We had several third-andshorts, but we had some third-andlongs that we converted. When Blake takes what the defense gives, hes instinctive and he makes good plays and decisions. Sims left the game in the fourth quarter with a bruised shoulder, but Saban said Sims will be ready to play Alabama faces Ole Miss in two weeks. He made a couple of nice plays scrambling today, which is going to be a real asset for him, Saban said. People have to respect him as a passer. He has made too many plays and too many good throws for people to not respect him as a passer. Hes done a really good job for us. The Tides run game exploded in the second half, gaining 110 yards on the ground and averaging 5.8 yards per carry. Equally impressive in the second half was running back Derrick Henry, whom Floridas front seven had no answer for. Henry on 20 touches and a touchdown. We were able to gain control of the line of scrimmage and were able to run the ball effectively, Saban said. We made big plays on offense; some of them were actually planned designs if they were in a certain look. We got the looks and we made big plays. Amari Cooper continued to play well on Saturday. After averaging 151.3 yards per game through Alagrabbed 10 passes for 201 yards against Florida. Cooper was expected to be placed in man-on-man situations with cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III. But the Gators defense gave him looks in zone coverage as well as safety reads. Cooper averaged 20.1 yards per catch and had three touchdowns. Coop did a great job in the game, Saban said. We have a lot of respect for their No. 1 guy (Hargreaves III). He is a very good player. But when you have matchups like that with two good players, I think when you analyze the whole thing; both guys will end up making some plays. GRAHAM HALLAlligator Writer@Graham311Though she hasnt been on campus more than a month, freshman Lauren Brasure is leaving her mark on Floridas cross country program early. She made a good start by winning the Mountain Dew Invitational on Saturday, breaking several records along the way to the Brasure led the UF womens cross country team take home the team title, eclipsing runner-up Georgia Tech by 32 points. Brasure shattered the Gators 5k Golf Course record with a time of 16:45.93. She was less than a second away from claiming the course record, held by Tennessees Patty in 1990. Redshirt freshman Becky Greene also impressed in just her second race since arriving in Gainesville following a heralded running career in New Zealand. The 2014 Southeastern Conference Indoor Womens Freshman Runner of the Year spent much time with coach Paul Spangler on improving her endurance states. Shes known more as a miler, so for her to come out and run that time is tremendous, Spangler said. Especially in just her second race. The team has relied on running together, which in turn pushes the Gators to run their hardest. It comforts me to know that I have teammates so close who are working hard with me, Brasure said. We all work together and ness. Taylor Tubbs, hoping to replicate the success she saw at the Western Carolina Invitaparts as she came in third. While not the win she had been hoping for, Tubbs was still able to best her 5k personal record by nearly 31 secwere left wondering what might have been. Their top three runners of last year were in attendance, but did not contribute to the Gators scoring. Georgia Tech took home the team title, just the second time in 11 years that the UF men couldnt win the singular home meet of their season. Mark Parrish, who ran unattached after exhausting his eligibility, claimed the mens individual title in the 8k with a time of 24:04.78. Senior Eddie Garcia, also running unatmy Clark was held out with a sore back. While both seniors can still potentially compete for the Gators this year, Spangler is considering holding them out for the season to preserve their eligibility for next year. Its a situation the team will continue to monitor leading up to the critical Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Oct. 17 in Madison. Behind the veterans, freshman Thomas Finishing in the same ballpark as the heralded former leaders of the team has given Howell the courage he needs if he hopes to compete as the third or fourth runner moving forward. I didnt really have any goals and expectations, I just wanted to run, Howell said. Its going into the next races. and redshirt junior David Kilgore who roundfor the Florida native, who transferred back to his home state after a roller coaster career at Colorado. Although Spangler was impressed with the performances of multiple members of the team, he knows the success of the team is reliant on their depth. We had some guys who just didnt step up today, Spangler said. Thomas coming in thats huge for him, but we have some guys that should have run better. 14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014Gabriella Nicholas / Alligator Staff Mountain Dew Invitational on Saturday at Gainesvilles Mark Bostick Golf Course. Kan Li / Alligator Staff CROSS COUNTRYFlorida women win Mountain Dew Invitational; men take secondSaban-coached Alabama team succeeds in SEC openerSims threw four touchdown passes


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15 same. schedule. of groove. end. Jordan McPherson / Alligator Staff since. Wise said. Jordan McPherson / Alligator Staff Cummings continues to draw penalties: riod. Christy adding to punts: son. Notes: SOCCER, from page 13 NOTES, from page 13 VOLLEY, from page 13


16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 Driskel passed for 93 yards, Gators averaged 3.6 yards per play FOOTBALL, from page 1 3 KEY PLAYS SWAMP STUDS KEY STAT: 645 Floridas defense surrendered 645 yards to Ala bama on Saturday, which is the most in program history. The previous record was 629 yards set by Nebraska in the 1996 Fiesta Bowl. Standings Demarcus Robinson 6 Keanu Neal 3 Matt Jones 2 Jeff Driskel 2 Kyle Christy 2 Max Garcia Max Garcia Max 2 Frankie Velez 1 TURNING POINT After Florida tied the game at 21-21 with 12:42 remaining in the third quarter, Alabama went on a 16-play, 66-yard drive that ended in a Derrick Henry rushing touchdown. The drive encompassed almost half of the third quarter and saw the Crimson Tide convert three third downs including moving the chains on a third-and-23 with a short pass to Henry for 29 yards. Keanu Neal DB (3 points) Neal was responsible for Floridas lone big play of the game against Alabama. The sophomore safety forced and recovered a DeAndrew White fumble and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown, giving Florida its lone lead of the contest. After rushing the ball just seven times used his legs against Alabama and it paid off. The redshirt junior tied the up the middle. While Floridas offensive line was rusty and dealt with injuries against the Crimson Tide, Garcia continued to be Floridas work horse along the offensive line. The redshirt senior anchored an offensive line that allowed just four tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries throughout the game. Derrick Henry made Floridas defense miss tackles on more occasions than one. With Alabama facing a third-and-23 and the score tied at 21-21, Sims com pleted a short pass to Henry, who sliced and diced Floridas defense for 29 yards Christy put up another solid perfor Christy put up another solid perfor Christy put up another solid perfor mance in SEC play. The senior punter averaged 52.7 yards per punt and pinned three of his seven kicks inside the 20-yard line. 42 42 21 FLORIDA ALABAMA 14 1 0 2 7 3 0 21 4 F 14 7 14 7 42 Keanu NealDB (3 points) Max GarciaC (2 points) Kyle ChristyP (1 point) pass from Sims to running back Kefensive snap, the Gators redeemed themselves on their next defensive drive. drive, safety Marcus Maye stripped the ball from Drake and Vernon Hargreaves III jumped on it to give Florida the ball back just one play after punting it back to Alabama. UF tied the game up three plays later with a 28-yard Driskel touchdown pass to Valdez Showers. Alabama began to storm down lating 31 yards on three plays. Then Neal forced Crimson Tide wide receiver DeAndrew White to cough up the ball. Neal recovered the fumble and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown, marking the longest fumble return for a touchdown since Kiewan Ratliff had a 77-yard return against Florida State in 2003. Just try and score, Neal said. Thats all that was going through my mind. Alabama scored 14 unanswered points on a 79-yard Sims pass to Cooper and a two-yard touchdown pass from Sims to Jalston Fowler to take a 21-14 lead into halftime. Florida looked like it could turn its game around when the third quarter began. half, UF linebacker Antonio Morrison intercepted a Sims pass tipped by Neiron Ball and returned it 20 yards to the Alabama 16-yard line. Driskel used his legs to score two plays later, taking a quarterback draw up the middle for a 14-yard score to tie the game. That was the last sound heard from Florida in the game. The offense shut down, gaining just 79 more yards for the rest of the game and failing to make it past the Alabama 49-yard line. 28 for 93 yards, one passing touchdown and two interceptions, and UF averaged just 3.6 yards per play after averaging 6.6 yards through its The defense was picked apart, had several opportunities to do so. UF played 87 downs on defense compared to UAs 55. Thats hard doing that at any time with any defense at any level of play, linebacker Jarrad Davis said. But if you want to be a great defense or you want to be a team that wins a lot of games, you have to be able to step up when your numbers called. After Florida tied the game, Alabama went on a 16-play, 66-yard drive that ended on a 3-yard Derrick Henry touchdown run. third downs on the drive including a third-and-23 that saw Henry slice and dice Floridas defense for 29 yards. We had plenty of opportunities we didnt, Muschamp said. The backer on that situation, so a combination of those things. Heading into their bye week, the Gators have questions they need answered, and they need them answered soon. We need to make some adjustments defensively with what we do moving forward, Muschamp said. We need to execute better on the offensive side of the ball and we have on third down. That was just a killer for us.