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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 Libraries to honor banned books week:They are hosting the event on the Plaza of the Americas, pg 8. UF business school drops in national rankings:It dropped from 16th to 18th among public colleges, pg 5. Vet arrested at White House:His relatives said he needs mental health help, pg. 9. UF soccers Lauren Silver 82 /66 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13VOLUME 109 ISSUE 21 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014Melissa Zapata / Alligator Trespassed UF ASSAULTS CHABELI HERRERAAlligator Staff Writer cherrera@alligator.orgThe reward for the tip that leads to the arrest of the suspect in UFs recent sexual assaults has swelled to $1,750. The Crime Stoppers fund was established on Sept. 12 through a $500 donation from Nick West, the owner of West Farms Landscape Services in Gainesville. It grew by $250 in the last 11 days. $1,000 for a tip leading to a conviction. West, 71, said he remembers the helplessness he and his family felt in 1990 when Danny Rolling murwas later convicted then executed in 2006. West said he felt they could do something this time. We feel like when people send their child to Gainesville to go to school it sort of becomes all of our responsibilities, all of us who live here, to help look after them, he said. To chip in to the fund, send a check to P.O. Box 2603 Gainesville, FL 32602, with a letter pledging money to the tip that helps arrest the suspect in the three August and September assaults. The money will remain in the account for a year and will be returned unless donors renew their pledges. Tips on the suspect can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 352372-7867.Reward increased for info regarding UF assaults HANNAH HELMSAlligator Contributing WriterThe UF community is working to understand the Ebola virus as it continues to spread through West Africa. Students in the Health in Africa Working Group (HIA) and the UF Center for African Studies will be focusing their research on the Ebola outbreak this year. This fall, the group added about 30 undergraduate students to its graduate research team. Sharon Abramowitz, an assistant professor of anthropology and African studies, said the group, founded in 2012, has rapidly put together an organizational structure and communications with students, including a wiki page that is the compilation of their research. The interest and passions concerning the Ebola outbreak are really strong among the undergraduate population, Abramowitz said. Ebola Virus Disease is transmitted from wild animals to humans and is often fatal, according to the World Health Organization. Once infected, humans can spread the virus UF students conduct research on Ebola virusSEE EBOLA, PAGE 4 When people send their child to Gainesville to go to school it sort of becomes all of our responsibilities. owner of West Farms Landscape ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Staff Writer UFs Levin College of Law is making a comeback after dropping in rankings last spring. UF now ranks No. 1 in Florida for the percentage of law students who passed the bar exam and No. 13 for Best Value Law School, according to The National Jurist magazine. George Dawson, the UF Law interim dean, said students get a valuable education at a reasonable price, and the law school will continue to provide students with the resources they need to succeed. If we continue to do what were doing and our tuition continues to stay the same, I think well continue to be high on the rankings, he said. In spring, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida State University above UF for the best law school. The drop came at a time when the UF college was in a transithe school after Dean Robert Jerry retired. When President Bernie Machen put the search for the new law dean on hold last spring, Dawson took over as interim dean for the college. UF Levin law school moves up in rankingsSEE LAW, PAGE 4


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014FORECAST SATURDAY THUNDER STORMS 88/70 THUNDER STORMS 82/70 FRIDAY THUNDER STORMS 81/70 THURSDAY THUNDER STORMS 82/66 THUNDER STORMS 84/68 WEDNESDAY TODAYVOLUME 109 ISSUE 21 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.CORRECTIONIn an article in Mondays paper, it wrongly stated that District B serves students east of campus, when the majority of the district is in northwest Gainesville. It also implied that Morris wanted to only focus on the recent assaults, when he meant sexual assault in general.WHATS HAPPENING?Creative Writing Club Do you love to write? Want to improve your writing skills while making new friends? Then 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 then discussing the story 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 take place 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. Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out The 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 theirs. Gay Movie Night Come to the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida 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 stumbles 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. GatorNights Transport yourself to South Beach with a surf simulator and your favorite beach games. Beat the heat while sipping on ice-cold mockaritas. Laugh out loud with Comedian Vladimir Caamano sponsored by Hispanic Heritage Month. Always wanted to learn to salsa? Nows your chance with dance lessons from Gator Salsa Club. At 10:30 p.m. Friday, well transform the Grand Ballroom into the hottest salsa night club that Miami has to offer featuring a D.J. dropping the hottest Latin beats. Its always Friday, always free, with your Gator 1 Card. 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@ Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Ryan Jones /AlligatorGroup Love Earthdance attendees huddle for a group hug at Maddox Ranch in Lakeland, Florida on Saturday. LOC AL MELISSA SMITHAlligator Contributing WriterBags of frozen meats, canned food and cartons of milk were given to needy Alachua County residents Monday at the Salvation Army of Gainesville on West University Avenue. The distribution was organized by Nourishment Network, a North Florida-based food bank 17 counties in the state. Nourishment Network is holding a series of events in an attempt to provide 4.5 million pounds of free food to about 18,000 needy families. The single-day events started in July and will be completed by the end of this month. Chris Hughes, a U.S. Department of Agriculture program manager at the food bank, said they received 30 to 40 thousand pounds of food to distribute at the local event. The program intended for each household to take home 50 to 100 pounds. Lt. Preston Lewis said the Salvation Army and Nourishment Network hoped to help 500 people, and they far exceeded that goal. Residents were lined up at 7 a.m. three hours before the distribution started and he had to cut the line off before noon. Emma Holt, who has volunteered with Nourishment Network for the past 14 years, said the event was originally planned to serve a smaller number of people. 200 people, then 400 and then 500, Holt said. We couldve brought food for 1,000, but we dont have the volunteers. Gainesville resident Joyce Johnson volunteered at the event time volunteering with Nourishment Network and the Salvation Army. There are so many people struggling that cant make ends meet at the end of the month, and this is such a blessing for them, she said. Even if not everyone says thank you, she said the appreciation of the community is reThis should wake people up, she said. Just because people arent sleeping on the streets doesnt mean they dont need help. Food drive enjoys local success ONLY 49 PERCENT SUPPORT IT. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSA survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians. The studys authors caution its too soon to draw any new poll released Monday found a drop from 54 percent to 49 percent since February in Americans who want legal recognition for same-sex relationships. The percentage of those opposed increased during that same period, from 39 percent in February to 41 percent last month. The poll of 2,002 adults, conducted Sept. 2-9, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. Since weve seen this upward trend for so long, were cautious because its too early to say what this means for longterm trends, said Jessica Martinez, a researcher in Pews Religion and Public Life Project. The campaign for recognition of gay marriage has grown to become a broad mass movement supported in recent years by a majority of Americans. A decade ago, only about 30 percent of Americans accepted same-sex marriage. Now, 19 states and the District of Columbia recognize gay marriage, while petitions for recognition in several other states are moving through the courts. The Gallup organization said support for gay marriage mark in its surveys in 2011 and has remained above half since. Gallups latest survey this past May found acceptance of gay marriage at a new high of 55 percent. But the groups researchers found support was increasing by smaller margins than it had during the era of fastest growth so far, between 2009 and 2011. Martinez said the drop in support in the Pew poll was not driven by any particular religious or political group in the sample, but was a change across the board. Pew used similar groups of respondents in terms of political and religious views for both surveys, she said. The percentage of Americans who told Pew they were undecided on gay marriage increased from 7 percent in February to 10 percent last month. Robert Jones, chief executive conducts surveys on religion and public life, said its particularly challenging to interpret surveys on gay marriage because the numbers have changed so dramatically over a very short period. The fundamentals underneath the trend remain very solid in the generational breaks that are driving this, Jones said. The long-term curve on this trend doesnt show any retreat.Poll: Support for gay marriage leveling off after recent rise


4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014Alligator File PhotoA UF student studies in the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center at the Levin College of Law. UF graduates now boast a 90.6-percent passing rate on the bar exam. NATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK A day after 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than a thousand activists gathered Monday in lower ing, carrying signs and in some places sitting down in the street to protest what they said was corporate and economic institutions role in the climate crisis. There were reports of some isolated arrests of protesters, who police said did not obtain a permit for the rally. But, by and large, the weve got to shut down Wall Street, balloons meant to represent carbon dioxide bubbles. Police later punctured the balloons. The organizers of #FloodWallStreet said the sit-in aimed to disby targeting corporate polluters fuel industry. when demonstrators, after several hours of sitting and chanting near the bull statue, decided to march up Broadway and onto Wall Street itself. The protesters encountered barricades and a strong police preschange. Some tried to push through the barricades, and tussles between demonstrators and police ensued. Protesters stage climate crisis sit-in MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Writermmihm@alligator.orgA man was issued a sworn complaint after he trespassed on UF property for a second time Monday afternoon. David Lee Patterson went University Police Sergeant up his name in their public name came up for a warning issued last month. The library called UPD, ly before 1 p.m. As he was about to be arrested, Patterson had a medical episode, and Emergency Medical Services were called. EMS responded around 1:30 p.m., and Patterson was transported to the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. Because of his medical episode, a sworn complaint A convicted felon was argun hidden in a McDonalds day evening. At about 6 p.m., Kendal M. Darby was pulled over for running a red light at 1400 SE First Ave. cers said the 25-year-old appeared nervous, according to a report. His hands and chest were trembling and he was badly he dropped his wallet while retrieving his drivers license. He also spilled a box seat and said he was planning on cleaning his car. friend at UF Health Shands Hospital, but was headed in the opposite direction. During a consented cuffed him. to narcotics in the vehicle, meter handgun in a fast food bag during the search. Darby has been convicted of felonies before, including aggravated assault with a probation for cocaine possession and robbery with a Darby was arrested Sunday on charges of possession felon.Police roundup: UF trespass; gun arrestThis is an improvement over last year, when FSU ranked higher LA W, from page 1They are looking for more faculty help Symptoms of the Ebola virus include fatigue, headaches, diarrhea, vomiting and impaired organ function. verely affecting the West African countries of Guinea, Ebola since the discovery of the virus in 1976. cording to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC released precautions for universities with students traveling to and from Ebola affected areas. ulation, clinicians are advised to be alert for signs and symptoms of Ebola in patients who have a recent (within is occurring or have had contact with a person infected with Ebola, the CDC said in its Advice for Colleges, Universities, and Students about Ebola in West Africa. Ira Longini, Ph.D., a UF professor in the department of biostatistics in the colleges of Public Health and Health Professions and Medicine, is on a team of researchers studying the spread of Ebola. cient capacity to test people and treat them. We would not expect any real transmission in the U.S., Longini said in a press release. The students in HIA are investigating the medical, socio-cultural, political and economic impacts of the outcauses, context and source of the Ebola virus. ulty and students to interact regarding these issues, Abramowitz said. Some students in HIA are pursuing a minor in health disparities in society. Trysh Travis, an undergraduate coordinator for womens studies, oversees this new minor that has only been offered for a year. Travis said this minor will help UF provide a diverse health care inequities and health care justice in the UnitThe group is considered an interdisciplinary research endeavor and is supported by a government grant given to the Center for African Studies at UF, with a grant that aims to help students join and discuss current research. dents and undergraduate students interested in being involved in their research. HIA will be hosting a faculty not yet determined. EBOLA, from page 1 These people arent convincing me of anything.Christopher Keanelawyer July 2014 Florida Law School bar exam results search before he leaves his post in December. students passed the bar exam, leading to a 2.4-percent increase from the summer 2013 exam results, Matt The 90.6-percent passing rate is higher than UFs past numbers. Dawson said the passing rate for the bar exam usually falls between ing and bar exam results, Dawson said. beating the University of Miami School of Law. UF scored higher than the University of Tennessee on the Best on the law colleges cost of tuition, student debt, employment and bar passing rates. Kristy Pinedo-Pimentel, 19, said she wants to go to law school out nances. If I couldnt afford to go to any other school, I would go to UF law, the political science sophomore said. She has toured the Levin College that she enjoyed. The energy of the professors they want to see you succeed, she said.UF FSU UM FIU 266 198 287 110 241 162 233 86 90.6% 81.8% 81.2% 78.2%took test passed test % passed


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Kan Li / Alligator StaffSquirrel AwayUF anthropology senior Arielle Walsh, 22, tries to catch the attention of a squirrel with Ritz peanut butter sand wiches outside Library West on Monday evening. IN OTHER NEWS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMemorial service held for slain Florida family BELL, Fla. Family and friends gathered at Bell High School to remember six children who were fatally shot by their grandfather. Some 100 people viewed toys and photos displayed inside the schools auditorium Sunday evening. Authorities say 51-year-old Donald Spirit also killed his daughter, 28-year-old Sarah Spirit, Thursday afternoon at their North Florida home. The Rev. Jimmy Corbin of Mount Nebo Baptist Church told mourners the world itself has been touched by the tragedy that happened in this town. He said a pastor from the Cayman Islands had called to offer comfort. plant seven live oak trees on school grounds in honor of the family. Man bitten by Ebola patient GENEVA Swiss authorities said a male nurse who was bitten by an Ebola patient while working Switzerland as a precaution. The health ministry said the uninternational organization in Sierra Leone when he was bitten by a child infected with Ebola on Saturday. The ministry said the nurse was wearing protective gear and is unlikely to have contracted the disease. to Switzerland by a private transport company Monday, will be kept under observation at Genevas University Hospital for the incubation period of three weeks. medical transport to Switzerland from the Ebola-affected region. Woman killed, man missing in a canoe accident OCALA NATIONAL FOREST, Fla. A woman is dead and her son is missing after their canoe sank during a family outing at Half Moon Lake in the Ocala National Forest. Florida Fish and Wildlife spokesman Greg Workman told the Ocala Star-Banner the canoe began taking on water Sunday evening. Three adults and two children were on board. Workman says people across the thought the family was just having fun. When they noticed the yelling got stronger, they were able to head across and rescue two children and a man. The woman who drowned was the mother of the two men in the canoe. Her son is still missing in the lake. Hes the father of the two children who were saved. The search resumed Monday. WASHINGTON Justice ElMaryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband. Kagan presided Sunday over the wedding of former clerk Mitchell Reich and Patrick Pearsall in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Monday the Retired Justice Sandra Day OConnor and Justice Ruth Bader at the wedding of gay and lesbian couples, including at the Supreme Court. Ginsburg most recently performed the wedding of Washington theater director Molly Smith. The court could decide in its upcoming term whether same-sex couples nationwide have the right to marry under the Constitution.News briefs: Bell memorial; Ebola; canoe crash; same-sex wedding JULIA SULLIVANAlligator Contributing WriterThe Heavener School of Business rankings dropped among the top 20 public business programs in the U.S. News & World Reports Best Colleges edition. The UF business program ranked No. 18 among the top public undergraduate business programs and No. 29 among all public and private business colleges. The numbers mark a decline in the Heavener School rankings. In 2014, the Heavener School tied for No. 27 in overall business programs and tied for No. 16 among public school competitors. Although the business programs ranking went down in 2015, Dr. Brian Ray, associate dean and director of Heavener School of Business, wrote in an email that he remains proud of the work the school has done. It is gratifying to see that the academic programs offered through the Heavener School of Business continue to rank among the nations best, Ray said. New academic initiatives in global business, entrepreneurship, leadership, ethics and communication skills conour graduates. The Fisher School of Accounting ranked No. 12 among all U.S. undergraduate accounting programs. Barrie Eisenberg, a 19-year-old UF accounting sophability to succeed after graduation. It makes me feel great knowing that UF produces such high-quality students and that even if our rankings changed I am attending one of the top business colleges in the country, Eisenberg said. With the opening of the new Heavener Hall in November, the business program hopes to rise again in the ranks for the U.S. News & World Reports Best Colleges edition.UF business school drops in national rankings HE COACHED FOR 30 YEARS. MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Writermmihm@gmail.comDonald Craine, the former UF diving coach who died in a boating accident earlier this year, was responsible for the crash, a Florida Fish and WildCraine died at the age of 61 after being ejected from his 22-foot boat April 24. On the day of the accident, Craine was on his boat with friend David West near Pine Island off of Cape Coral. Another vessel was coming around the same curve as Craine when he collided head-on with the other boat. The driver of the other boat, Kenneth Krug, was driving his Sea Craft boat and remained within the channel markers. He and his party are not suspected of consuming any alcohol. The report said Craine was speeding while making a sharp turn in his suming alcoholic beverages and did not remain within channel markers. Instead, Craine veered off course and hit Krugs boat. West saw Craine facedown in the water after he was ejected. West retrieved Craine from the water, got him onto the Sea Craft with the help of other boaters and administered CPR until Emergency Medical Services arrived, but Craine was pronounced dead. Krug and someone else in his party were also ejected from the boat but both survived. Months later, a report came out from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stating Craine violated U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Rule 14, which states when two parties suspect collision, they should act accordingly in order to prevent an accident. Because of these navigation rules, Craine violated a Florida statute that states it is unlawful to operate a vessel in a reckless manner. Craine was the head coach of the UF diving team for 30 years and was named SEC Diving Coach of the Year four times while at UF.UF diving coachs accident in April ruled a result of safety rule violations It is gratifying to see that the academic programs offered through the Heavener School of Business continue to rank among the nations best.Dr. Brian Rayassociate dean, Heavener School director


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. 97 TOTAL VOTES92% YES 8% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Would you vote for an independent Student Senate candidate? Todays question: Do you think books should ever be banned?Miss America unjustly attacked for pastWhen 23-year-old Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant last week, social media users expressed mixed emotions. Some felt her red-cup routine in the talent portion of the competition was disappointing while others admired her strong stance on raising awareness about domestic violence and ending sexual assault in the military. However, after discovering that Kazantsev had previously interned for three months at a Planned Parenthood in New York, some people viciously attacked the newly crowned winner. These attacks were fueled by pro-life webthe lives of young girls at the nations biggest abortion company. Subsequently, thousands of Internet users labeled her a bitch, slut and a bimbo. Many demanded that Katory a tragedy and announced revulsion at Kazantsev being crowned the new Miss America. Kazantsev, a triple-major graduate from Hofstra Univerto public service. Through her internship at Planned Parenthood, she assisted the organization in teaching children about self-esteem and respect. It is unfair and deeply disturbing that she is being targeted with such hateful and outrageous insults simply because that provides millions of people with high-quality sexualhealth services throughout our country and the world. Abortion accounts for only 3 percent of Planned Parenthoods services. The organization also provides testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), cancer screenings like breast exams and pap smears, contraception, counseling and comprehensive sex education. Many men, women and teenagers who are at or below the federal povthat they might not have access to otherwise. Considering these facts, it is appalling that a small minority of Americans attack and demonize Planned Parenthood and anyone associated with it. Research has consistently shown that access to contraception and comprehensive sex education strongly reduces the rate of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. According to a 2012 study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the rate of unintended when women have access to free birth control. In addition to reducing the rate of unplanned pregnancies in teenagers, wide availability of free contraception cuts the number of abortions by more than half. Planned Parenthoods sexual-education programs are also a crucial component in improving sexual health. The vast majority of Americans support comprehensive sex education, which gives people the information they need to lead a responsible and healthy life. The conclusion is undeniable: Planned Parenthood provides services that are crucial for our society. Instead of being villainized for her internship at the organization, Kazantsev should be applauded. She assisted in giving people the tools they need to stay healthy and safe, and she made a positive difference. Im proud that our new Miss America believes all people deserve to be informed and empowered when it comes to their sexual health. It is unfortunate that a small group of people decided to criticize and bash Kazantsev for her involvement with the organization. These individuals have demonstrated their ignorance about how communities across the country are positively affected by Planned Parenthood. Just as Planned Parenthood helps educate Americans about the importance of healthy and safe sexual interaction, these hateful individuals should educate themselves about the good this organization does in their communities and around the country. As research shows, a little education goes a long way. Moriah Camenker is a UF public relations senior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.Wasserman Schultz wardrobe scandal eclipses real issuesDemocratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., has had a rough few weeks. After a series of gaffes, including harshly criticizing President Barack Obama for his response to the recent Mexican border crisis, she inspired an in-depth Politico report on tensions between Wasserman Schultz and the rest of the Democratic Party. The way Politico chose to frame its story on Wasserman Schultz is telling. The report opens with a discussion of Wasserman Schultzs alleged attempts to get the DNC to cover the costs of her wardrobe. Its true that the DNC probably shouldnt be paying for politicians clothing, even if she is the chair of the committee. But would Politico have highlighted this particular incident if Wasserman Schultz were male? Politicos decision to focus heavily on Wasserman Schultzs wardrobe controversy suggests a sexist double standard. This petty attack against Wasserman Schultz overshadows many discussion of Wasserman Schultzs fundraising tactics. Although the DNC does not accept contributions from lobbyists, Wasserman Schultzs political action committee, DWS PAC, does accept such donations. Wasserman Schultz has attempted to distance herself from the PAC, claiming that the DWS stands for Democrats Win Seats. Wasserman Schultzs ties to the PAC are obvious. According to the Politico story, her father previously served as the PACs treasurer, and Jason OMalley, the PACs day-to-day manager, receives a salary that is split between the DNC, DWS Pac and Wasserman Schultzs congressional campaign committee. Wasserman Schultzs ridiculous statements distancing herself from her own PAC represent a feeble attempt to cover up her ties to Washington lobbyists. Her transparent and weak denials represent an insult to the intelligence of the American public. If Schultz is accepting hefty contributions from lobbyists, her decisions as DNC chair. Rather than jumping through hoops to accept lobbyist money while claiming to be free from its inaltogether. Declining donations from powerful special interest groups would draw a clear contrast between Democrats and Republicans, who make open displays of their corrupt addiction to lobbyist money on a regular basis. Politico does also mention some of Wasserman Schultzs accomplishments during her time as DNC chair. Most notably, she established the Democratic Womens Alliance, which encourages women to participate in the political process by voting and engaging in activism. Politicos focus on the trivial issue of Wasserman Schultzs wardrobe is worthy of condemnation. However, the report does raise important questions and concerns about her leadership and the future of the Democratic Party.TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITOR Moriah


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 From a young age, I was obsessed with reading. In middle school, I read to get away from the awkward social pressure surrounding puberty. In high school, I used reading to relax after a long night of studying. I read on the school bus, I read between classes, I read everywhere. Needless to say, I was kind of a huge nerd. Now in college, I look at the stacks of books on top of my dresser and realize most of them have not been read in a long time. They sit scattered on my dresser and gather dust, mostly because I am suddenly too busy and too lazy to read them. When students come to college, personal life and academic life are inseparable. There is a huge variety of shiny new diversions to attract our attention and an overwhelming pressure to make friends and get involved. When college students do have some relaxation time, we generally turn to social media and online activities like Fathe hectic buzz in our brains for a while. We start to forget the exciting thrill of starting a new book. This is a horrible loss for us as students and as human beings. Im just as much a fan of Ive realized this year how much Ive missed reading. Reading rejuvenates us and motivates us. It broadens your mind and improves your critical thinking skills, it helps you learn empathy and see other peoples viewpoints, and its just plain fun. Reading is good for you; its as simple as that. When I do get the chance to read, I am swept away from all my exams and the stress of college life. It reminds me of how beautiful and complex the world really is. I call upon everyone, college student or not, to pick up a book today. Not a course packet for class or a meticulously highlighted chemistry textbook, but an actual book. We are all busy, but we all have those odd moments in the day, walking home or standing in line for coffee, when whipping out a book might be the perfect way to kill some time. want. It can be as fantastical as The Hunger Games, as sophisticated as James Joyce, or as trashy as Fifty Shades of Grey if thats what youre into. Just read something. In todays technologically advanced society, where globalization and the Internet have caused us to be constantly connected, easy distractions such as YouTube and Twitter These social-media outlets are wonderful, full of dreams and possibilities and sometimes just a much-needed laugh. Unfortunately, many people have forgotten books have the exact same possibilities held within their pages. The ability of human beings to create words, sentences and stories and mark them on paper is a precious gift and is the basis for all other forms of learning and entertainment, from history books to song lyrics. The National Center for Education Statistics reported in 2003 that about 30 million U.S. adults read written prose at a below basic level. This means that 14 percent of the U.S. adult population is unable to meaningfully comprehend basic prose writing. The Center also found that more than 60 percent of U.S. prison inmates are functionally illiterate. Even in a country as advanced and developed as the U.S., reading is becoming a lost art among large segments of the population. The U.S. must put more emphasis on early literacy education and must acknowledge and respect the opportunities reading provides. As students at one of the nations top public universities, Gators should especially understand and appreciate the importance of reading. We should do what we can to help promote literacy and remind ourselves of the ways that reading expands our horizons and our imaginations. We dont have to make a huge commitment, but we can start today. Today, we can pick up a book. Sally Greider is a UF English and public relations sophomore. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.Please, pick up a book and read todayGuest columnSally The life of NFL star Ray Rice has been unfolding in the public eye after surveillance camera footage was released by TMZ of Rice assaulting The Rices situation has caused a lot of controversy but has also brought attention to an issue that is often overlooked: domestic violence. Domestic violence is a recurring issue with some Americans. The Rice incident, while bringing attention to the severity of domestic violence, has caused some people to become insensitive to the seriousness of this issue. Rice was originally sentenced to a two-game susin March. After the video was released by TMZ, Rice was immediately removed from the Baltimore Ravens roster and dropped from all commercial endorsements. Several fans were upset about Rice undergoing double jeopardy punishment for the same incident. behavior is acceptable. Rices second suspension caused so much outrage that Ray Rice was trending on social media for three consecutive days. The video footage sparked debate on almost every daytime talk show and news channel. It is unfair for the NFL to suspend someone twice for the same situation, but the reality is Rices surveillance video could not be overlooked. The incident has exposed the NFLs poor policies and its inattention to womens issues. The NFL should pay more attention to the policies it has in place. The fact that prior to this incident there was only a two-game suspension for players arrested for domestic violence is just sad. It should not have taken this incident for the NFL to change the policy. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should have stuck by his poor decision of the two-game suspension. Even though it is a bad policy, Goodell changing his decision has brought even more attention to the incident and caused many to question NFL policies. Rices wife Janay has been under a lot of scrutiny because not only is she staying with Rice, but she is also defending him. Many media outlets and fans have slandered her online. According to, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. Unfortunately, the majority of these incidents will never get reported. Furthermore, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reported that almost one-third of female homicide victims reported in police records are killed by an intimate partner. Since this public incident has occurred, more people are reporting domestic violence cases, and domestic violence help center hotlines telephones have been constantly ringing. This is an improvement over the usual silence that victims keep rather than speaking up. Domestic violence is often overlooked because so many people feel too embarrassed or humiliated. Victims should be protected and not be fearful of the judgment they might face from others. Domestic violence is not acceptable and should not be tolerated. It doesnt matter how great of a player Rice may be; he is a human being and should be held accountable for his actions. youth to help educate them to manage themselves when upset. He could become an advocate for so many young men and women with violent tendencies. His football career may be over, but his life will continue, and with it he should try to make something positive from this situation. There are many domestic violence victims all over the world, and this issue should be discussed more. Dont be afraid to speak up for your loved ones or friends who are in abusive situations; it could make a difference. Faith Alford writes for The Daily Cougar. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Rice controversy inspires domestic violence awareness, discussion UWireFaith AlfordUWire


8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014Kan Li / Alligator StaffStrike Up the BandKristopher Hartman, a 24-year-old UF second-year trumpet performance graduate student, conducts the Gator band trumpet sectional outside University Auditorium on Monday evening. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSKIEV, Ukraine Both government troops and pro-Russian rebels began withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, Ukrainian step toward implementing an effecfor Ukraines National Security and Defense Council, said Kievs forces had started withdrawing from fronthad also begun their withdrawal of heavy artillery, although it was not We are seeing a trend that (the rebels) are reducing their use of ther Kiev nor the rebels had completed their withdrawals, but said he hoped the rebels will follow the example of the Ukrainian servicebeen riddled by violations from the start, adding civilian casualties to the estimated 3,000 people who On Monday, explosions were heard north of the rebel-held city of weeks centered on a governmentheld airport has caught many resismoke rose over a neighborhood in that area and rebels blocked an Associated Press photographer from vicemen had been killed in the past Ukraine, Russia and the Moscow-backed rebels last week signed an agreement to further the peace process by halting advances and pulling back heavy artillery, creatThe deal, supported by the Organization for Security and Cooperagotiators have not yet addressed the future status of the rebel regions, the In an interview with Ukrainian news channels released late Sunday, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko pleaded with the public to give Donetsk with military alone is imtary groups we have there, the more military equipment deployed by the Ukrainian president pleaded for lethal weapons for his countrys million in security aid, but excluded Polands Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak on Monday conSince July, there is no embargo an interview with the radio station Zet, adding that Poland and many Siemoniak said that Ukraine is now getting acquainted with the list of armaments made in Poland, but the two countries have agreed not to We are seeing a trend that (the rebels) are reducing their use of heavy armed weaponry.Andriy Lysenkospokesman for Ukraines National Security and Defense CouncilINTERNATIONAL ALEX MAMINAKISAlligator WriterA record-high percentage of Americans are concerned about rising Islamic extremism in the fessor Richard Nolan said Americans have a legitimate reason for I think the level of anxiety is premised on a great deal of uncertainty about how to deal with it or, in a sense, what it means in the Americans are concerned about a new Pew Research Center study percent of polled Americans are concerned about the global rise of Islamic extremism, the largest perNolan compared the Islamic State which recently broadcasted the execution of two American journalists and one British foreign aid worker to the terrorist group ror exploits and plans to expand ing in Afghanistan, its possible that (ISIS) could form some kind of haven and provide that same kind Oren acknowledged rising American concern but said he doesnt see Islamic extremist groups as much not nearly, in my assessment, as severe as it might be interpreted European Muslims who travel to the Middle East and join such international studies junior with a Middle-Eastern focus, said she believes there is a reason to be conis already trying to subdue those The more were involved, I Study: concern toward ISIS grows TAYLOR RUSSELLAlligator Contributing Writer Book lovers may be surbooks during national Banned Books Week on Thursday on Banned Books Week is a celebration of the freedom to read and the open access of informabrary West circulation services participated in the event last year and she expects twice as many to attend the reading At the event, Patrick Reakes, the associate dean of scholarly resources and services, will read a proclamation of the Dean of university libraries Judith Russell will start off the event by reading To Kill a Students, faculty and staff are invited to read segments from The event will take place pizza and soda will be providEvery year, hundreds of books are challenged to be banned by any concerned citiI believe that all books tention and bring awareness to the fact that there are precious documents that should be open book to be banned from everyone when it should be the parents job to censor what their children should and should not Brooke Alexander, a 19-yearold biology sophomore, said Books are a source of freeare a use of expression and should be obtainable on a campus where students are learnJaime Bell, a 20-year-old health science junior, said she loved reading To Kill a Mockthat books like To Kill a MockPeople should be afforded different opinions, and we should be able to read whatLibraries to honor banned books week Captain Underpants (se ries), by Dav Pilkey The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone Looking for Alaska, by John Green The Perks of Being a WallBless Me Ultima, by Ru dolfo Anaya Bone (series), by Jeff Smith are:


THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMIDLAND, Texas An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him owns several guns that he could have brought with him if he had meant to harm anyone, his former stepson said Sunday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was arrested Friday and is expected in federal court Monday to face charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon a small folding knife in this case. Jerry Murphy, whose mother was married to Gonzalez for several years, said Gonzalez suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and he needs treatment, not to be treated like a criminal. I know hes got heavy artillery, you know? Hes got all kinds of weapons, and he was trained to use them, Murphy said. I believe if he wanted to make a scene or cause problems, he very well could have. But its clear that he didnt. The Army said Gonzalez enlisted in July 1997 and remained until completing his service obligation in September 2003. He re-enlisted in July 2005 and served until his retirement in late 2012. Samantha Bell, who is Gonzalezs exwife and Murphys mother, said Gonzalez was honorably discharged for medical reasons and suffered from plantar fasciitis on his feet, on which he had had some surgeries. She said he also suffered from PTSD, for which he had been prescribed several medications. She said Gonzalez kept the blinds drawn and would repeatedly go downstairs during the night to make sure the doors were locked and the oven was off. She said she once woke up in the midat the foot of the bed and staring at her. She said he told her he was simply watching her sleep. It was really odd, and I didnt know how to take that, she said. I just couldnt deal with it. I didnt want to deal with it, I couldnt thats the whole reason I left. He was so paranoid he was starting to make me paranoid. Less than 24 hours after Gonzalezs arrest, a second man was apprehended after he drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said, prompting bomb technicians in full gear to search the vehicle as There were no indications the two incidents were connected. But they only inTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 AP Photo SPA CERelatives: Vet arrested at White House needs mental help THE ASSOCIATED PRESSCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASAs Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (Maven) spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. Flight controllers in Colorado will spend the next six weeks adjusting Mavens altitude, checking its instruments and observing a comet streaking by. Then in early November, Maven will start probing the upper atmosphere of Mars. The spacecraft will conduct its observations from orbit; its not meant to land. Scientists believe the Martian atmosphere holds clues as to how Earths neighbor went from being warm and wet billions of years ago to cold and dry. That early wet world may have harbored microbial life. NASA launched Maven last November from Cape Canaveral, the 10th U.S. mission sent to orbit the red plancame of success late Sunday night, the entire team was on edge. The spacecraft was clocking more than 10,000 mph when it hit the brakes for the so-called orbital insertion, a half-hour process. On Sunday, the world had to wait 12 minutes to learn the outcome because of the lag in spacecraft signals, given the 138 million miles between the two planets. Maven will spend at least a year collecting data.NASAs Maven explorer arrives at Mars after a year of travel It will collect data while orbiting the planet


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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Florida-Tennessee football gametime setFloridas Southeastern Conference game against Tennessee on Oct. 4 will be played at noon. The game will air on the SEC Network.Elliott Orkin won the singles title at the SEC Fall Classic on Monday. Read the story on Page 16.Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffUF coach Mary Wise calls out a play to her team during Floridas 3-2 win against Oklahoma on Aug. 30 in the OConnell IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5Coach Mary Wises central theme this season has been the Gators potential for growth. And so far, No. 10 Florida has grown. Through nine matches, freshman Rhamat Alhassan leads the Southeastern Conference in hitting percentage (.510), second-year transfer Mackenzie Dagostino is second in service aces (0.46/set) and third in assists (11.06/set), and sophomore Alex Holston is eighth in kills (3.31/set). Holly Pole and Simone Antwi also reside in the top 15 of the SECs statistical categories for digs and kills, respectively. After defeating UCF in four sets on Sunday, the UF squad feels like its in good standing. to be 6-3 after the quality of opponents weve played, were real pleased where we are, coach Mary Wise said. Florida will begin conference play on Friday, where meetings with the Tigers. Now, going into the SEC schedule, now were all 0-0 what weve talked to the team about is how can But the improvement our team has made over the past month I think it shows the resiliency of this group.Mary WiseUF coach GRAHAM HACKAlligator Writer@graham_hack24 After a sixth-straight road game Friday night in Alabama, Florida is happy to be home. Although the Gators went 4-2 during their time away from Gainesville, coach Becky Burleigh said the team home crowd again. Hallelujah, she said. Were really excited to be at home. I think that its been a really long time and I know our team will be up for it. A full week at home also means a full week of practice, something the team has not had because of the busy travel schedule. With no Sunday game played this past weekend either, Burleigh said she hopes to see the team use the whole week to make improvements. I just think theres a couple things were playing kinda two main systems, and tune those a little bit, it would be really helpful, she said, and that just takes a little bit of time which we havent really had being on the road so much. Chemistry between players and set pieces were also aspects Burleigh mentioned wanting to work on this week, especially for teams that like to pack in their defenses and make it hard to score. One such team was Alabama, Gators conclude road trip, JOHNSONS JOURNALIts OK to change ones opinion based upon the gathering of new information. After Floridas opener against Eastern Michigan, I received a text from a close friend that read, Jeff looked good, but man Treon.... Freshman quarterback Treon Harris had just thrown for a quaint 148 yards and two touchdowns on just two passes. A sneaky good 100 percent his career isnt bad, even if it is in garbage time. I wrote it off as knee-jerk (with the added prior knowledge that she isnt much of a fan of Driskel to begin with). Understanding what she was getting at, I sent back No Treon Harris is not starting. when Jeff drops the ball eventually. It would appear that Driskel has done just that, because Im ready for a changing of the guard under center, and depending on if youre a conspiracy theorist, Floridas best receiver is too Demara pro-Harris tweet Sunday before undoing the action. Driskel looked OK in that Eastern Michigan game. He looked just OK in the triple-overtime win against Kentucky. The problem is hes looked just OK most of his career at Florida. I think you can win with OK, but youve got to have a better offense than it appears the Gators have, a dominant defense to tote the mail and a good bit of luck. Florida struck the lucky pot of gold for two quarters Saturday against Alabama and then the well ran dry after Bamas fourth For the third week in a row, Driskel missed deep receivers and stared down others. He was not-so-smooth with the zone read and balls were inexplicably thrown at receivers feet. If not for three drives started by turnovers, Floridas offensive output Muschamp should start TreonSEE VOLLEY, PAGE 14 SEE SOCCER, PAGE 14 SEE COLUMN, PAGE 14 UF Soccer Richard Johnsontwitter: @RagjUF Poll ResultsWhere does Florida need to improve the most?41.1% SECONDARY 36.6% O-LINE 22.3% OTHER112 total votes


we improve from the end of September to the end of November. Wise said. But the improvement our team has made over the past month I think it shows the resiliency of this group. But as resilient as this Florida team appears to be, it still must improve drastically in one area. The Gators lead all teams also ranked in the top-10 in service errors with 115. In fact, if No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Texas, No. 5 Wisconsin, No. 6 FSU and No. 8 Nebraska each amassed 39 service errors against their next opponent, Florida would still lead all of them. Most of that is the result of elite level volleyball, but the trend should at the very least be an area of concern for Florida, especially if it views itself on the same echelon as the other top-10 teams. Nothing bad usually happens if you hit the ball hard, and we like the arm speed. Thats a good thing, Wise said. Youre gonna get some errors, just like jump serving. Floridas serving philosophy is simple: It lives by it, and it dies by it. gressive serving team, and (errors) are always going to happen when you serve aggressive, sophomore Alex Holston said after UFs 3-2 loss to FSU, in which Florida recorded 20 service errors. Holston has one of the strongest arms in the SEC, and isnt timid at the service line. As a result, she has played exceptionally well this season, and leads UF with 116 kills. She also leads the team with 25 service errors. of its serving style as far outweighing its disadvantages. And for the most part this season, they have. The Gators have just two losses in four matches against teams ranked in the top-15, and they defeated then-No. 15 San Diego and then-No. 6 USC on the road. Still, the common denominator in each of UFs three losses has been service errors it owns a 47-33 advantage in that category. in Floridas mostly positive start to the 2014 campaign, it has been its service errors. But until the errors start to have a major affect on Floridas record which so far they havent dont expect Wise and the Gators to make many adjustments. Youve got to live with the errors, Wise said. Because when you bring the heat, some good things happen. would have been only 128 yards. Jeff Driskel is what he is. I think its time to at least give Treon Harris the start at Tennessee. Sure he can be on a short leash, with Driskel waiting in the wings if it doesnt go well. And please dont give me the hostile environment excuse. A nooner at Neyland Stadium is about as hostile as a box full of kittens. You dont get experience against adversity until you actually get experience against the adversity maybe Im being a bit overzealous, but if I were offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, Id be itching to throw Harris into the Will Muschamp thinks Jeff Driskel gives this team the best chance to win. At this point, Im just not sure. Muschamp cares about guys who have seen live bullets, which I understand, but at this point what does he have to lose? The known quantity in Driskel isnt doing anything substantial over a replacement level quarterback. Harris arrived on campus in the summer and was still able to beat out freshman Will Grier, who had an entire spring practice to grasp Ropers new playbook. The major knock against Harris in Muschamps mind, I bet, is that UF cant run everything it wants to with him over Driskel. Thats understandable especially since hes a freshman, but this bye week would be best served trying to further develop packages to use Harris as much as possible. If its not an outright usurpation of the job, or a reopening of the quarterback competition like Im alluding to at least let him acThe third quarter against Alabama may have not have been an awesome time to get Harris gamereps, overtime against Kentucky isnt ideal either. But after two weeks of practice with hopeteam reps, whats stopping you from giving Harris some run on Rocky Top? which Florida defeated Friday night 2-1 2008. the Tides defense in the 74th minute from a Liz Slattery goal and the 77th minute from a Lauren Silver goal. Slatterys was year. Its great to get goals from unlikely sources, its good for our team for that, Burleigh said. But for both of them I think that its good to see that the time theyve put into executing some of the things that they wanted to be better at has paid off. Florida promptly allowed an Alabama goal in the 78th minute to let the Tide back into the game, but was able to hold on for the victory. Burleigh said she liked how the team was able to win that style of game, one it wasnt used to playing. We did a pretty good job, I think, of keeping possession of the ball, getting our opportunities and getting kind of scrappy goals, which is a little different than we normal score, she said. So it was kinda good for us to see us be able to score on some set pieces, thats something weve kinda put some emphasis on in practice Although Burleigh was not pleased Florida allowed Alabama to make a goal quickly after Florida scored, she called the mistake a great learning experience that can be used to prevent the same thing from happening later on in the season. this weekend when Florida hosts rival Georgia on Friday night. Burleigh said this years contest should be tougher than last years 5-1 score indicated. We know theyre gonna be a handful, Burleigh said, and I think theyre playing some really, really good soccer right now. 14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014Kan Li / Alligator StaffUF quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) warms up prior to Floridas 42-21 loss to Alabama on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium as backup quarterback Treon Harris (3) watches on. Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffLauren Silver kicks the ball during Floridas 2-0 win against South Florida on Aug. 24 at VOLLEY, from page 13UF has more service errors than any other top-10 team Driskel has been subpar all season COL UMN, from page 13 SOCCER, from page 13


ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa With three weeks worth of games in the books for the 20142015 NFL season, more and more rookie and veteran Gators alike are But some are losing out on that opportunity before it could even Twelve Gators combined for Miami Dolphins linebacker Jelani Jenkins contributed greatly to the efforts with a career-high 15 tackcareer-high of 14 tackles against It was just a blitz up the middle, Jenkins said of a tackle enabling the Dolphins to come withkind of had me blocked, and I just kind of kept running my feet and think everybody else did a great But Jenkins efforts were not sas City Chiefs defeated the DolHe probably should have let of the day, though, is that you are Fellow Chief and former Gator defensive tackle Jaye Howard had Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap notched six tackles and a sack in Cincinnati 33-7 win against gie Nelson also totaled six tackles plus one interception and one pass the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals remain Though tight end Trey Burton had only one tackle and cornerback Jaylen Watkins was inactive for the game, the Eagles defeated Former Gator wide receiver and current Eagle Riley Cooper recorded four receptions for 34 yard son Continuing on the tackling train, Clevelands cornerback Joe Joe Haden is as good as there is, Ravens coach John Harbaugh played him every year, and I dont hear a lot about him, except for the fact (that) when I watch him play, he speaks volumes in terms of the uation, hes quick, hes athletic, he Though, like in the case with Miami, Hadens efforts were not enough to power the Browns to a Broncos Down: Former Gators wide receiver Andre Caldwell and linebacker Lerentee McCray did not make an impact in Denvers 26-20 overtime loss to reigning Caldwell did not record any stats and McCray did not play due to a Inactivate Impact: Three former Gators failed to record any stats on rookie defensive end Dominique Easley failed to record any stats in the New England Patriots 16-9 Former Gator and current Roberson didnt make an impact for the Rams in their 34-31 loss to Lastly, New Orleans linebacker Ronald Powell didnt make any But the Saints managed a 20-9 win against the Minnesota ViCLEMSON LOST TO FLORIDA STATE IN OVERTIME. MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Staff Writer@Morgan_Moriarty State team beat Atlantic Coast Conference rival Clemson on Saturday, and much of that was because Clemson is always going The art of Clemsoning simply means losing a football game that should have committing a costly turnover late in the game or calling a not-so-smart play in cerThe latter occurred on Saturday when the Tigers forced the Seminoles into overtime at Doak Campbell Stadium and sat at If you are Clemson, the logical play call would be to just run it up the middle to get But instead, offensive coordinator Carl Franks called a run play, but placed Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson in the shotgun to hand the ball off to tailback Adam Williams rushed for a 12-yard touchdown SEC West Update: The loaded Southeastern Conference Western Division which heads into Week 5 with four teams ranked in the AP Top 25 poll continued sion on Saturday as Mississippi State went Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott had his breakout game, throwing The Bulldogs were unranked in the AP Dont sleep on Arkansas this season, either its 52-14 victory over Northern Illinois snapped the Huskies 17-game road Alex Collins is averaging 123 yards on the No Top-5 Upset Yet: and a member of the AP Top 5 has yet to go down, although a couple teams came West Virginia to take a 45-33 win, highlighted by tailback Samaje Perine scoring and Washington State on the road, winning only by a touchdown thrown by quarterTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15AP PhotoClemson coach Dabo Swinney reacts at the end of regulation during Clemsons 23-17 overtime loss to Florida State on Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. AP PhotoMiami linebacker Jelani Jenkins (53) sacks Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith (11) in the endzone for a safety during the Dolphins 34-15 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday at SunLife Stadium in Miami Gardens. G A TORS IN THE NFLClemson struggles while SEC West, top-5 teams dominateFormer Florida players shine on defense in Week 3


STAFF REPORT home tournament of the fall unscathed. The UF sophomore took the singles title at the Southeastern Conference Fall Classic on Monday after defeating teammate Diego Hidalgo in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (7) at the Ring Tennis Complex. Orkin did not drop a set throughout the tournament, going 5-0 during the four-day event and dropping just 22 games in his 10 sets. Floridas success as a team at the SEC Fall Classic was noticed from UF went on to monopolize the singles bracket heading into MonMaxx Lipman, Hidalgo and Orkin nals. Those four combined to drop just three sets heading into Monday. Ive actually never had to play one of my teammates in a tournament before, but if we have to play each other thats a good thing, Orkin said in a release Sunday. It means were doing well and moving in the right direction as a team. But Orkin was not the only Florida player to win a title. UF freshman Jordan Belga, who fell to South Carolinas Kyle Koch in play, won the consolation bracket on Sunday after defeating Vanderbilts Kris Yee 5-7, 6-3, 10-7 in against Ole Miss Ricardo Jorge by default after the Rebels left the tournament early. other guys when they were starting to progress throughout the tournament, Belga said in a release. They were really pushing the standard and I felt like I had to up my standard, so it really gave me a boost of my game as well. the doubles title after taking an 8-2 win against South Carolinas Thomas Two other Florida duos Orkin and Oliver Landert advanced draw. 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 Alligator File PhotoFloridas Elliott Orkin prepares to return a ball during UFs 5-2 win against UNF on Jan. 22 at the Ring Ten nis Complex. Orkin did not drop a set during the SEC Fall Classic en route to the singles championship. UF sophomore wins singles title at SEC Fall Classic STAFF REPORTLauren Embree is one step away from advancing to the main draw at the Red Rock Pro Open 50k. second-round match in the qualifying bracket on Monday, defeating Romanias CristinaMadalina Stancu 6-4, 6-2. Embree has not dropped a set through 10 games throughout the four sets she has played so far. Embree will face Ukraines Kateryna BondIf Embree wins the match, the 22-year-old will be one of four players to proceed to the tournaments main draw. on Monday, Floridas Brianna Morgans did not. The UF junior Floridas lone member on its 2014 roster competing in Las Vegas fell in her second-round qualifying match to Bondarenko in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2. Morgan struggled mightily in her matchup against Bondarenko, winning just one service game compared to Bondarenkos six. Morgan scored just 17 points when she was on the serve. All-American Championships, which begins Palisades, Calif. where she lost to then-No. 9 Julia Elbaba from the consolation bracket.Embree UF T ennis Embree has not dropped a set