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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 Exhibit raises mental illness awareness:Artists use poetry, music and painting in recovery process, pg 4. UF not included in LinkedIn university rankings:Only University of Miami made the list for Florida, pg 4. See the story about the ninth annual festival, pg. 8. 81 /50 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Tessa Andujar and the Florida soccer team defeated Arkansas on Sunday. Read the story on Page 16. THE 1-MILE STRETCH WAS CLOSED FOR SIX HOURS. CHABELI HERRERAAlligator Staff Writercherrera@alligator.orgUniversity Avenue came alive Sunday afternoon. Pedestrians reclaimed the streets, bicyclists left their bike lanes, and life slowed down, if only for a few hours. kind in Gainesville, a celebration of alternative transportation and active lifestyles that left a 1-mile stretch of University Avenue closed to vehicles from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instead, families walked their dogs and their bikes between West Sixth Street and East Seventh Street. Infants bounced in baby carriers. Toddlers rode bike trailers. At the intersection of University Avenue and Main Street, the road was bathed in a mural of chalk. It began earlier that morning with a mother and son who chose to draw each others outlines, holding hands, on the corner of the street. It set a good tone, said Erika Tonnelier, an artist at Corks and Colors Studios, the business sponsoring the street JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynKNOXVILLE, Tenn. Florida room, tucked away in the bowels of Neyland Stadiums south end zone. Each drew its own mingling of reporters. Some needed quotes on the run game, others on the crucial turnovers. Media bounced around, taking the essential bits of each interview Austin Hardin in making that 49asked. Quote on the game-winning a row against Tennessee means a lot, another face. Quote on Rocky Tops But then Jeff Driskel entered the room. He took the podium that only Will Muschamp used during his postgame press conference, the Gators logo backdrop still in the background. The echoed mumblings bouncing from wall to wall died abruptly. The starting quarterback was about to speak. Everyone listened. Center stage for perhaps the last time. There was nothing spectacular Tennessee on Saturday. He did little more than turn his body to hand the ball over to Matt Jones. Harris made Florida fans wait. threw pick after pick, incompletion after incompletion, Will Muschamp couldnt hold off any longer. In at quarterback for Florida, the PA boomed to the crowd of 102,455. The fans knew what words were coming next. Ever since Driskels outing against Alabama on Sept. 20, the Southeastern Conference learned Harris name. UF fans knew Harris potential weeks before. The true freshman, fresh off back-to-back state championships at Miami Booker T. Washington High, stirred up Floridas recruiting ing with the idea of playing behind Jameis Winston at FSU. Harris decision to compete in Gainesville paid off early. Five Harris is in prime position to leapfrog Driskel and become Floridas back since Jacoby Brissett in 2011. Brissett lost his battle with Driskel. Harris plans to win the war. in the heart of Knoxville, where the Gators daggered the Volunteers hopes of ending a nine-game skid after pulling out an ugly 10-9 victory. Had Driskel not exited the contest, Muschamp and company had a shot at being on the wrong end of a 9-0 shutout even uglier. Florida has not been held scoreless since Oct. 29, 1988, a streak unparalleled among the 128 other FBS schools. Michigan, which was the nations previous record holder, put VOLUME 109 ISSUE 30 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014DRISKEL FLOPS, TREON TESTEDRachel Crosby / Alligator StaffUF quarterback Treon Harris (3) drops back to pass during Floridas 10-9 win against Tennessee on Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. Harris led the Gators offense on both of its scoring drives. QB situation in limboPedestrians, bicyclists reclaim the road at Open Streets eventCAMPUS ALEXIA FERNANDEZAlligator Staff hospitalized at UF Health Shands Hospital on Friday after being diagnosed with meningococcal disease. In an email sent out Friday evening to the UF community, Guy W. Nicolette, interim director at the Student Health Care Center, wrote that the Florida Department of Health and the SHCC were closely monitoring the situation. Precautions were also being taken to prevent the spread of the disease. The student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is under the best of care, according to the mass email sent out to students. Andrew Ragsdale, UF Health Communications marketing coordinator, said he could not had occurred. In these cases, we must keep any private he said. According to the Florida Department of Health, cases of meningitis are rare in the U.S. College freshmen, according to the department, and those living in dorms are also at risk for meningitis compared to those who are not attending college. Symptoms of meningitis include a sudden fever, an intense headache, a stiff neck, a rash, nausea or vomiting. The symptoms can appear two to 10 days after exposure, according to the Florida Department of Health, and usually occur within To prevent contracting the disease, vaccines are available, and routine hygiene procedures are recommended by the department.Student diagnosed with meningitisSEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 16 In these cases, we must keep any private information about the Andrew RagsdaleUF Health marketing coordinator SEE OPEN, PAGE 3FLORIDA 10 TENNESSEE 9


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, OCTOBER 6, 2014 TODAYFORECASTFRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY SUNNY 88/64 SUNNY 88/64 SUNNY 88/64 PARTLY CLOUDY 84/61 SUNNY 81/50VOLUME 109 ISSUE 30 Sundays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 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?Moth Madness in the Butterfly Rainforest Visit the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History for Moth Madness, through Nov. 14, to discover a variety of moth species and observe their exceptional characteristics. Daily butterfly releases are held at 2 p.m. with additional weekend releases at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., weather permitting. UF students with a valid Gator 1 Card receive free admission year-round. Humanists on Campus Meeting Are you a fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sam Harris or Noam Chomsky? Have you ever wanted a space to voice your own views on a controversial subject? Then join UFs only humanist organization for a spirited discussion on themes such themes as religion, science, ethics and politics. Meetings are Wednesdays at 7:20 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 237. For more information, join our Facebook group: UF Hoc: Humanists on Campus. Creative Writing Club Do you love to write? Do you 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 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. Your Winter Yard and Garden Seminar Keep Alachua County Beautiful will host a seminar on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Gainesville Garden Club at 1350 NW 75th St. Topics include invasive plants, fruit trees and winter vegetables. Speakers will be Marc S. Frank of the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry and Wendy Wilber of the UF/IFAS Alachua County Extension Service. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Visit, or call 352-371-9444 for more information. Town Hall Meeting There will be a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the 1994 State Law on black history in public schools. The Florida Commissioner of Educations AfricanAmerican Task Force has inspired the Alachua County Black History Task Force to meet the public Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Alachua County Headquarters Library in downtown Gainesville and support the new superintendent, who says its time to teach black history and the other 19 elements of Florida Statute 1003.42. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Training Sign up now for 90 minutes on how to do your part to change the culture. Learn how to recognize seemingly innocuous acts that allow sexual assault. Practice skills to prevent assaults before they occur, intervene in high-risk situations and support survivors. Register at Classes are on campus, Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 They raised $8,000 between the community and the Florida DOT mural booth. I think thats a really cool idea of: We are all just here. As the morning progressed, more kids and parents drew their outlines onto the road, perhaps the most accurate illustration of the events central theme: The streets belong to us all. planning and months of deliberation, Open Streets was a joint venture hosted by the Florida Department of Transportation, the City of Gainesville, Gainesville Citizens for Active Transportation and GetActiveGNV. Co-organizer Shawn Webber started developing the idea in the spring with Gainesville Citizens for Active Transportation. He based Open Streets off the concept of Ciclovia, a series of worldwide events that promote alternative uses for roadways. The Florida Department of Transportation was also looking for Florida cities to host Ciclovia, and co-organizer Joseph Floyd, with GetActiveGNV, responded. Gainesville was chosen as the host for North Florida District 2. The groups met to begin the planning of the event, but they were short on the initial $8,000 needed to fund it. Several businesses and organizations around Gainesville heard about the event through word-of-mouth and began to offer their support through donations of money and facilities. In little more than a month, the communitys rallying raised $8,000, the Department of Transportation contributed $3,000, and hundreds of people joined the event on Facebook. It says the community is ready for it, theyre hungry for it, and they want to see more of it, Floyd said. I think its a sense of community and a sense of place, and its a slower pace of life that actually allows us to appreciate the things and the people around us. By Sunday, 1,400 people said they would attend the event. Others, like skateboarder Dante DeBose, just stumbled into it. DeBose, 24, skated up after work to see why the road was closed. By 2 p.m., he was clearing the bike limbo pole at a booth hosted by the all-girl bike group Velo Vixens. DeBose jumped over the three-foot stick and landed on his skateboard as the crowd cheered him on. We skate in the street and get kicked out or grab on cars and always get kicked out, DeBose said. We are not getting kicked out this time. Its surreal. Local businesses, too, were taking advantage of the open concept. Sweet Mels, on the corner of University Avenue and Main Street, was grilling hot dogs on the sidewalk. Two large tables were set out on the street for patrons to order off the menu. We dont serve outside because we are right at the light, because of the fumes from the vehicles, said co-owner Mel Crawford. But withgiving us an added opportunity. Her husband and fellow coowner Pat Crawford agreed from behind the grill. It seems like with Gainesville, people turn out. I didnt have a doubt, I just had a doubt at 11 oclock, and then all of a sudden, everyone started showing up, he said. roadway as people stopped to greet time, thanks to tangled dog leashes. Roller derby teammates skated down the street as locals admired each others artwork on the growing chalk mural. I heart Gainesville joined the drawings. Below it, Bina Patels 8-year-old son, Akshay, one-upped the phrase with I heart the U.S.A. of the intersection someone wrote, Bikes are the solution in salmoncolored chalk. Floyd watched in awe Sunday afternoon as a crowd formed around local folk band Michael Claytor and His Friends, performing on a stage held up by two bike trailers. The one thing that Im just enamored by is everyone you look at is smiling, he said. It cant get any better than that. OPEN, from page 1Nicole Aedo / AlligatorAndrew Bittikoffer, 5, and Ella Bittikoffer, 3, draw with chalk during Gainesvilles Open Streets event. Their mother, Katherine Bittikoffer, said, Ive always seen big cities have events like these. Its about time Gainesville stepped up.


COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgCatherine Kennedy never picked up a paintbrush until she experienced a nervous breakdown from overworking in 1980. She would paint sporadically until her daughters death in 2009, when Kennedy came to terms with her mental illness. Though she suffered, her art blossomed. The 3-D mane of Mother Nature, a concoction of paint, jewels and dried magnolia leaves, contrasted Father Time, a dark depiction of the man in the moon with the rough texture of bark bathed in metallic silver paint. The texture and color of both pieces have morphed over the past emotional growth. No one wanted to hear my woes, she said. Kennedy, a 67-year-old from Alachua, showcased her work at Reframing Recovery, an exhibit hosted by the Gainesville Opportunity Center on Saturday, featuring artists battling mental illnesses who use art in their recovery. While visitors perused art on sheet walls framed with white string lights, poets recited free verse, and musicians took the stage in a donated space inside Cymplify at 5402 NW Eighth Ave. Kennedy joined Gainesville Opportunity Center as a cook shortly after her daughters death. Its not so much medication as it was actions, like speaking about what happened to me, she said. The events volunteer organizer, Maggie Hannon, a recreational therapist with UF Health Shands Hospital, created the exhibit not only to display the talent of Gainesville Opportunity Centers members, but also to raise awareness about the social stigma of mental illness. She asked each artist to type an explanation behind what inspired his or her art and give visitors insight on the struggle with mental illness. We wanted to show that people who have mental illness are part of all of us, Hannon said. Pam Demers, executive director of Gainesville Opportunity Center, said the center uses a clubhouse model to help its 104 members recover from mental illness. Each member holds a day-to-day task to keep the center functioning, from writing grants to washing dishes. To see people who are expressing themselves in a way thats so beautiful, its spectacular, Demers said. Its neat. 4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014Colleen Wright / Alligator StaffEvent coordinator Maggie Hannon displays Father Time, a mixed-media piece by Catherine Kennedy, at the Reframing Recovery artisan exhibit for artists overcoming mental illness Saturday at Cymplify. STEPHANIE WANTAGEAlligator Contributing WriterTampa and Jacksonville are two of the most accommodating cities for individuals with disabilities, according to a study published this month. Both Tampa and Jacksonville ranked in WalletHub.coms top 50 best places for individuals with disabilities to live. The study analyzed 150 of the most populated American cities both best and worst suited for living with disabilities in observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Ten cities in Florida made the list. Tampa ranked eighth, while Jacksonville came in at No. 49. Gainesville did not make the list. Getting around Gainesville is not easy for the physically disabled, said Nancy Burns, a 67-year-old retired secretary. Her last place of employment was Emerson Alumni Hall, where she worked for the UF Alumni Association for about 15 years. Burns said shes been disabled since 2001, when she lost her leg to blood clots that wouldnt stop producing. more transportation services, like UFs Gator Lift Service. UF is continuing to create better accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Last month, the school broke ground on Cypress Hall UFs 25th residence hall with the physically disabled in mind. The dorms will have 255 bed spaces, 35 of which will be available to students with higher levels of physical disability, featuring lift systems to transport them through their rooms. One reason Tampa did so well in this study, according to Jill Gonzalez, spokeswoman at WalletHub, was its doctor costs. The city had the ninth-best ranking, at about $80 per visit last year. $67, and Madison (Wisconsin) came in last at $182, Gonzalez said. So that can kind of put it in perspective for you. Gonzalez said Tampa ranked seventh in number of hotels with wheelchair access. Overland Park, Kansas, was ranked No. 1 and Providence, Rhode Island, was ranked No. 150. Miami ranked No. 148, as Gonzalez said about half of its disabled population lives in poverty. Its something that they should really work on, she said.Gainesville doesnt make list of best accomodating cities Ten Cities in Florida by rank8 Tampa 49 Jacksonville 60 St. Petersburg 79 Port St. Lucie 86 Cape Coral 121 Orlando 125 Tallahassee 144 Fort Lauderdale 146 Hialeah 148 Miami ITS NOT IN THE TOP 25. ISABELLA ALSINAAlligator Contributing WriterLinkedIn has added itself to the toppling tower of university rankings, and UF didnt make the cut. The social media site used more than 300 million users to rank universities based on the career outcomes of graduates, according to a post on LinkeThe rankings included the top 25 schools in eight professional areas, including accounting, design, marketing and investment banking. I was shocked when I noticed UF didnt place in the top for any industry, said Kelvin M. Medina, a UF advertising our ability, education and credibility. Medina, like other users, uses the professional network to look for jobs and create a proIt opens up the world of professionalism, the 21-yearold said. To create the rankings, that best attracted and retained employees, according to the blog post. The company then looked at users who graduated in the last eight years and worked in a particular career. For each university and profession, LinkedIn calculated the percentage of graduates who have desirable jobs. These results ranked the universities based on the career outcomes of graduates, according to the post. As the professional world evolves, we are continually looking to provide university rankings for an increasingly broad spectrum of career paths, said Navneet Kapur on The only Florida schools to place in the rankings are the University of Miami, No. 17 in media professionals, and Ringling College of Art and Design, No. 7 in designers. I think its very interesting and just another way to measure, said Lisa Buyer, the author of Social PR Secrets and a UF public relations adjunct professor. Its a combination of peoples choice and showing how ing, whether its restaurants or universities. Combining social media and data, the rankings are a part of LinkedIns mission for students to make better decisions based for their career paths. According to another blog the company also has decision where students discover catheir interests. smart direction for LinkedIn and that its part of a bigger picture, Buyer said. Its just the beginning.UF not included in LinkedIn rankings of universities Exhibit raises mental illness awarenessBased on individuals with physical disabilities


MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5NATIONAL JASMINE OSMONDAlligator Contributing Writer Revisions made to a federal sexual assault act will now include LGBT students. But for some people in UF community, the act is not enough. The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, known as the Campus SaVE Act, focuses on how campuses report sexual crimes. Chris Loschiavo, UF associate dean for student affairs and the director of student conduct and conamending the Clery Act from 2011 that required colleges to report crimes that happen on campus but sault and how to deal with them. makes that a problem for campuses, he said. tions of sexual assault for students from being between a man and a woman to being gender neutral. Loschiavo said this will hopefully help students who have been attacked in LGBTQ+ relationships to feel more comfortable coming forward and telling their stories. LB Hannahs, the UF director of LGBTQ+ affairs, helped make suggestions for the legislation through the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. These new rules might help break down the myth of sexual violence being strictly manon-woman, Hannahs said. In Florida, religious groups are protected from discrimination, but sexual orientation is not. Hannahs said the new act, which went into effect Wednesday, requires UF to report all cases of violence, which is the closest sexual orientation has ever been to being federally protected. UF is a safe place for the LGBTQ+ community because of its non-discriminatory policies, Hannahs said. However, LGBTQ+ communities on other campuses in the state and country may not feel the same. Hannahs said its not about whats in the new law but whats missing. Because the law is not speit any way they like. The issue is not black and white, Hannahs said. Its super gray and super complicated. Naomi Phineas, a victim advocate at University Police, said that the university has many avenues for handling cases of sexual assault. When students go to the victim adtial agreement where they can get the support they need without immediately launching an investigation. Once its reported to the dean, an investigation will follow, even if the victim wishes to stay out of it. Most victims, no matter their orientation, are hesitant to report an attack because it often happens within social circles where the victim might feel judged by peers, Phineas said. People are reluctant to report, but they still need help.Federal sexual assault act revision to help LGBTQ+ students HUNTER WILLIAMSONAlligator Contributing WriterTatiana Kelly stood shyly next to her older sister and a friend at a peace rally Sunday. The 13-year-old said she was bullied for about a year at a private school in Gainesville. It was depressing, she said. I dont want other people to go through (what I did), Kelly said, her voice fading and eyes staring at the ground. More than 100 people and several peace organizations came together at the March & Rally for Peace at about 5 p.m. to raise awareness on bullying within the community. The event kicked off with a downtown march starting at the Hippodrome State Theater. Musical guests performed at the event, which was hosted by the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. Bears & Lions led the march, chanting Peace, love, more compassion. The band, dressed in bear and lion costumes, was mostly popular with young participants, while Be More Heroic, Joie Kathos and Dani Shays music appealed to teenagers and young adults with deeper messages. Rachel Wayne, 28, held a sign that read Words Do Hurt Me. People say, Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me, but words do hurt, said Wayne, a UF anthropology student who was a victim of bullying and domestic abuse. She wore clothes with words like crazy and sented the abusive things her ex-boyfriend and others called her. When she took the clothes off later, Wayne said it would be a symbolic way of saying they no lonWhile most people at the rally believed bullying is bad, Richard Welch felt differently. I think bullying is a good thing, said Welch, a 19year-old dual-enrollment engineering student at Santa Fe College, adding that he believes bullying in moderation can build character and help victims grow up more quickly. Some people overreact to bullying, he said. And when it comes to cyberbullying, he said, just turn off the computer and go outside and play.Downtown rally sheds light on bullying OFFICERS SAY HE GREW MUSHROOMS. MELISSA MIHM Alligator Staff Writermmihm@alligator.orgA former UF student, who chedelic mushrooms with the intent to sell, was apprehended by U.S. Marshals on Thursday. Marshals found and arrested Fernando Eyzaguirre on an outstanding drug warrant in Denver Thursday night, according to a press release. He was booked into the Denver County Jail on his pending arrest warrant. Eyzaguirre attended UF in Spring 2013 and Spring 2014, the release said. The 28-year-old and his codefendant, Antonio Bejerano, are accused of conspiring to manufacture and distribute psychedelic mushrooms in Gainesville between May and August of last year. The men will face federal charges. Ezyaguirre also faces charges of possession with intent to sell marijuana. Bejerano now faces charges of possession of a ber pistol in relation to the drug the release. Our agencys task forces, technology, and investigative expertise will continue to lead to the apprehension of fugitives such as Eyzaguirre, U.S. Marshal Ed Spooner of the Northern District of Florida said in the press release. US Marshals seize former UF studentDestiny Johnson / Alligator Strong ManJoe Abal, 65, competes in the shot put competition at the 14th Annual Gainesville Senior Games on Sunday. Abal came in second place in his age category, 65 to 70, with a throw of 24 feet and 1 inch. The issue is not black and white. Its super gray and super complicated.LB Hannahs director of UF LGBTQ+ affairs HIS GOAL WAS TO REACH BERMUDA. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSORLANDO A longtime endurance runner and peace activist whose latest goal was to reach Bermuda in a homemade cued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday after he began suffering from fatigue. Coast Guard air crew were able to safely pick up Reza Baluchi and the bubble Saturday morning, Coast Guard spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo said in a statement. He was transported to a nearby Coast Guard station and was found to be uninjured, Fajardo said. A statement on Baluchis website said the Iranian exile had planned to make the 1,033mile trip in his self-designed bubble to raise money for children in need and to ... inspire those that have lost hope for a better future. The Hydro Pod is a large bubble made of 3-mm-thick plastic, Baluchis website, Run With Reza, said. According to the site, Baluchi planned to run in the bubble in the mornings, cool off in the sea while leashed to in a hammock inside it at night. In addition to protein bars, the Coast Guard said it found in his bubble, he planned to catch and rescued in CaribbeanLOCAL People say, Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me, Rachel WayneUF anthropology student


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.As children, we arent given a choice of where we grow up, who our parents are or what kind of standard of living we get to enjoy. All of those decisions are determined by our parents or simply by fate. Unfortunately, not all children are born into a loving family with dedicated parents who make enough income to give their children a decent upbringing. Sometimes, children are born into a broken home with detached parents, poor living conditions, unsuitable neighborhoods that pressure impressionable minds into making poor life choices and many other horrendous things that no child should have to experience. However, every child eventually reaches a certain level of maturity and understanding that enables him or her to aspire to something better. Here at UF and at universities all over the country, it is our responsibility as future leaders to ensure that generations after us are given the tools and opportunities they need to better their situations. Organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America are doing this every day. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. This mission should be shared by everyone at UF and across the nation who cares about the well-being and futures of younger generations. The work of the Boys & Girls Clubs proves that if you foster and mentor children, especially those who may not receive the attention they deserve at home, they will succeed. Every year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America name its National Youth of the Year. This year, that title belongs to Maryah Sullivan. Sullivan grew up in Orlando and was a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. She recently graduated with a 4.4 GPA from Edgewater High School. Sullivan is now a freshman at the University of South ily to attend college. Her future is bright, but it wasnt always that way. Upon receiving her honor as Youth of the Year, Sullivan gave a speech that perfectly summed up what opportunity is all about. She said, I witnessed broken doors and glass windows because the police kicked the doors down. I knew how it felt to be forced to move from my home because my stepfather was charged with a felony. She obviously grew up in less than desirable settings, but she went on to say, Ive been through a lot in my life, but I would never allow any of my circumstances to stop me. That is a message we should all remember and should be passed down to children who feel that the world is unfair, that they dont have a place or that their lives have no value. Our goal should be to not allow the circumstances of today to determine who we become tomorrow. I believe as Americans, we have unique opportunities to improve ourselves. In this country, if you do not like the situation you are in today, you have the ability to change it over time. Some people may disagree and blame their circumstances on prejudice, misguided government policies or any number of other barriers. At the end of the day, the decision to improve ourselves is a decision that only we can make. Yes, some things are out of our control, especially as children. However, people like Maryah are proving that if you want to be better and are given the right opportunities, nothing is impossible. Nick Eagle is a UF economics and political science senior. His columns appear on Mondays. 62 TOTAL VOTES55% YES 46% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Are you going to get a Todays question: Are you worried about catching meningococcal meningitis?Rick Scotts shady The Sunshine Amendment, which was added to the Florida Constitution in 1976, requires all state elected In 2013, the Florida Legislature passed a law allowing lawthe owner from having any input in decisions made about the wealth that the trust contains. Since the law was passed, only one politician has taken advantage of it: Gov. Rick Scott, by far the wealthiest governor in Florida history. to the public, Scott opted to take the blind trust route.The blind trust, at least hypothetically, would ensure that Scott would not However, a recent investigation and report by the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times suggest Scotts trust may not have papers reviewed extensively, are riddled with inconsistencies and missing information. The governor failed to disclose the true value of 17 assets in eight different trust accounts that list him as an owner or partthe Federal Election Commission and the IRS. Most notably, the partnerships and trusts owned by Scotts the same goals as the blind trust, which suggests the governor may have been involved in the decisions made regarding the trust. be an essential feature of his character. It bears repeating that before being elected as Florida governor, Scott ran a company that was a party to the largest Medicare fraud settlement in history. It ings extend into his personal and political life. Scotts opponent in his re-election bid, Democratic nominee during this campaign either. Crist has steadfastly refused to release his wifes tax returns. For all his shortcomings in the area parency from his tenure as Florida governor. Scotts record, both The disastrous policies Scott has enacted during his time as governor would ideally deny him another term. made every effort to hide this knowledge from them. MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITORNick


MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 The subject of race relations is still a very sensitive issue in the U.S. Anyone believing that we live in a post-racist society should take note of the case involving Jennifer Crambelett and Amanda Zinkon. Cramblett and Zinkon, a same-sex couple in Ohio, used a donation from a sperm bank to conceive a child. The white mothers were surprised, however, when their daughter, Payton, was born in 2012 and displayed a skin tone that was obviously mixed-race. Cramblett and Zinkon had chosen a white mans proAfrican-American donor. The child is now 2 years old, and her mothers are suing Midwest Sperm Bank for the establishments negligence, citing economic and emotional losses. According to the lawsuit, the mothers live each day with fears, anxieties and uncertainty about their familys future. Apparently, they are less worried about the hardships their daughter will face in life as a member of American society because she has two moms and are more worried about the toll that being black will have on shaping her life. I dont mean to imply that racial concerns are more is important to understand and explore the role that race played in this situation. There is no doubt in my mind that Cramblett and Zinkon will win their case against Midwest. Legally, the sperm bank was negligent by failing to provide the couple with its contractually agreed-upon service. The company will likely soon switch from handwritten records to electronic ones to prevent a mistake like this from happening again. yond this one incident. Race is a crucial and indicative marker of the life you will lead in the U.S. Despite claims that we entered a postracist society following the election of President Barack Obama, institutional racism is still ubiquitous in America. Because of how unwelcoming Cramblett and Zinkons all-white neighborhood has been to their biracial daughter, therapists have advised the family to move to a more racially diverse community for their own safety and wellbeing. Now that two white mothers have been negatively affected by racial intolerance, the media listen and express sympathy. People of color have been voicing their unhappiness with racial intolerance and the detrimental effects that it has on their well-being and safety in America for centuries. Unfortunately, they are often accused of having misguided victim complexes and are berated for playing the race card. If we want to talk about misguided victim complexes, lets analyze the case before us. Cramblett and Zinkon have expressed emotional distress at their shattered expectation of having a fully white daughter rather than a mixed-race or black child. The mothers have also expressed discomfort at having to travel to black communities to have their daughters hair properly cared for. The lawsuit states that the parents dont want Payton to feel stigmatized or unrecognized due simply to the cirsince her birth support this claim. Instead of learning how to do their daughters hair, theyre suing because nonwhite hair is now something they have to deal with. This suit serves to highlight just how pervasive, ugly and damaging the stigmas applied to non-white Americans are. The ugly truth of our society is that race still matbelong to the right race. If we want to advance as a society, we have to begin rethinking about how we view race. We should not fool ourselves into believing our society is post-racist or colorblind. It isnt. What we should be doing instead is embracing all the differences that come with racial diversity and understand that these differences should be acknowledged and valued, not ignored or disparaged. Payton has the misfortune of growing up knowing that her parents viewed her race as a burden on their lives as white women. People of color have the misfortune of growing up knowing that white-dominated American society views its race as a burden. If we want to truly become a post-racist society, we partly nonwhite. Once we learn how to do that, we can start to appreciate the beauty of Americas racial and ethnic diversity. TehQuin Forbes is a UF sociology junior. His columns appear on Mondays.The race card is played for a reasonColumn As someone who cares deeply about peace, justice and human rights in the Middle East, I am very concerned about recent events on campus promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) against Israel. Although BDS brands itself as a nonviolent social movement promoting human rights, it spreads propaganda with the aim of ending Israels existence as the democratic state of the Jewish people. Self-determination is a universal human right. By attempting to undermine Jewish self-determination, BDS is promoting a fundamentally discriminatory, antipeace agenda. If we allow the movement to continue unchallenged, this movement will harm our community in the service of an unjust cause. BDS deserves our condemnation as UF students, not our complicity or respect. BDS threatens what hope remains for peace between Palestinians and Israelis. Leading BDS activists have made their purpose clear in their public statements. According to Asad Abukhalil, a political science professor at California State University, Stanislaus, the real aim of BDS is to bring down the state of Israel. Similarly, Omar Barghouti, the founding committee member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, stated unequivocally that we (supporters of BDS) oppose a Jewish state in any part of Palestine. Ahmed Moor, a Palestinian-American political commentator, said, BDS does mean the end of the Jewish state. BDS supporters chant From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free. The extremism of this slogan reveals there is no desire for peace and unity. The river the slogan refers to is the Jordan River, and the sea is the Mediterranean Sea. Israel sits between these bodies of water. Supporters of BDS are not interested in a peaceful coexistence between an Israeli state and a Palestinian state. Instead, they seek the replacement of Israel with a single, Arab-majority Palestinian state. The movement singles out Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, as it simultaneously disregards the worlds worst human rights violators, including the BDS has been widely condemned for pushing boycotts of Israeli academia, including by our administration and Student Government because such actions threaten academic freedom and constitute discrimination based on national origin. Contributing to the BDS movement in any way violates the most basic principles of our university equal rights, social justice, academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas. Whether they intend to, those who support BDS are undermining academic freedom on campus and damaging efforts to bring peace in the Middle East. We should encourage both sides to make hard choices in negotiations, rather than pushing for Israels elimination. We should uphold justice and human rights for all, rather than promoting one side at the expense of the other. As UF students, we should stand up to the BDS movements hate and work toward a future of mutual recognition and mutual respect between Israelis, Palestinians and all people in the Middle East. Laura Kaler is a UF sport-management senior.BDS threatens prospects of IsraeliPalestinian peaceGuest columnLaura KalerSpeaking Out TehQuin


ITS IN ITS NINTH YEAR. JULIA MCBEEAlligator Contributing WriterVisitors browsed native plants on sale, admired pollinators and participated in a festival that took place on the front lawn of the Florida Museum of Natural History this The museum hosted its ninth anhosted games, middle school bands, day festival educated visitors about More than 3,000 visitors attendBiodiversity is not only the variety of life on Earth but also the basis of our life support system, wrote Katina Prokos, a marketing assisto changes in the environment and therefore are great indicators of the From Friday to Sunday, the museum sold more than 1,000 plants and displayed about 150 plant speAlice Shinkos, a resident of Jacksonville, Florida, visited the plant What I wanted was the native plants and whatever was good for Pat Williams, a four-time festival volunteer, said that on average, she sold about eight to 10 plants to each plants was the blazing star, a lanky They love that one because it is so spectacular looking, Williams, The festival also included a Pollinator Parade where visitors dressed the end of the day, visitors watched museum employees release native said Catherine Carey, the Florida Anything that impacts their lives THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Duvalier, who presided over what was widely acknowledged as a corrupt and brutal regime as the self-proclaimed president for life of Haiti until a popular uprising sent him into a Duvalier died Saturday from a heart attack at the home of a friend in Port-au-Prince where he had been staying, said his lawyer, The former leader, known as Baby Doc, made a surprise return to Haiti in 2011, allowing victims of his regime to pursue legal claims against him in Haitian courts and prompting some old allies to rally gained much traction, however, and a frail Haitian President Michel Martelly exfamily, making no mention of the widespread human rights abuse that occurred under Duvalier and his more notorious predecessor and people of Haiti, I take this sad occasion to extend my sincere sympathies to his family, his relatives and his supporters across the counThe elder Duvalier was a medical doctorturned-dictator who promoted Noirisme, a rican roots over its European ones while uniting the black majority against the mulatto elite Papa Doc tortured and killed political opponents, relying on a dreaded civilian miliDuvalier and his wife, Michele, had two children, son Francois Nicolas Nico and 8, ALLIGATOR Gabriella Nicholas / Alligator StaffJaret C. Daniels, a curator at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, released native Florida MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff A man was arrested Friday after police said he reached into the face and ripped off her false termined Myers was scratched The 33-year-old said the victim had a knife, but his story was inconsistent with the vicMyers was arrested on charges of simple domestic batrested Saturday after police said he was found passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle The manager at the fast food employee at the restaurant said he appeared to be passed out in his car outside the drive-thru Police said when they located Soltero in his parked vehicle the car was running, and SoltPolice eventually woke Soltero up and said he showed He declined to give breath samHe was released on his own recognizance Saturday shortly A woman was arrested after police received several calls from citizens reporting an inebriated woman walking Police found Nicole Kathaconscious state, slumped over a newspaper stand, with her 6Barbour was incapable of said were distressed, hungry only had peanut butter and jelsaid the children were dirty, and one was wearing her mothBarbour was transported to The Department of Children and Families took custody of Barbour had been intoxicated partment would have custody IT WILL INCLUDE 550 PIECES. THE ASSOCIATED PRESShensive archive of theater materials related to the Holocaust has been esallowing researchers and students worldwide access to such plays as the stage adaptation of The Diary The digital Holocaust Theater Archive includes more than 550 titles and will continue to grow, including details like synopses, country of The archive is the work of the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies and Although theater has played an today in Holocaust awareness and education, there has not been until now a comprehensive theater initiative that has sought to make understood that body of work to Holocompanies and the general public, Arnold Mittelman, the president of the National Jewish Theater Foundation and project director of the The archive includes The Subseveral plays by Bertolt Brecht inThe site organizes the works by title and authors, as well as categories, including such common subjects as the ghettos, the extermination WORLDDuvalier CRIME


MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9Karlyle Smith / Alligator Hanging UpUF microbiology and cell science freshman Kate Gaines, 18, sits in her hammock on the Plaza of the Americas on Saturday afternoon. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSCAIRO An Internet video released Friday purports to show an ing British hostage Alan Henning, the extremist group now targeted in U.S.-led airstrikes. State group, which now holds terand Iraq and ended with a militant an American named Peter Kassig. which keeps on striking our people, so it is only right that we continue to strike the necks of your people, the masked militant in the video said. National Security Council Spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden conlamic State militants. At this point we have no reavideo released earlier today. We will continue to use every tool at our disposal military, diplomatic, law enforcement and intelligence to ily, Hayden said in a statement Friday night. The Associated Press could not immediately verify the videos authenticity, though it was released in the same manner as other Islamic State group videos, and the masked militant sounded similar to the one who carried out the other slayings. In a statement, the British Foreign the video. If true, this is a further disgusting murder, the statement read. We are offering the family every alone at this time.Video: ISIS beheads British hostage, RUMI RAHMANAlligator Contributing WriterUF students willing to fast from sunrise to sunset Thursfeast. Islam on Campus, the event, Fast-A-Thon, at the Stephen C. OConnell Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. 12th annual Fast-A-Thon, are expected to occupy the Ahmad, president of Islam on Campus. After a long day of fasting, attendees can feast with food Orlando. Fast-A-Thon gives memUF students the opportunity to donate money to charity groups that assist communities worldwide. nior, said Islam on Campus chose Islamic Relief USA and, local womens empowerment receive this years donations. around the Islamic practice of fasting, where people eat and uids until the sun sets. Fast-A-Thon encourages Zachary Pindar, a 20-yearold UF health science junior said. It heightens your senses temptation. religion professor at UF, has attended Islam on Campus meetings. This organization caters to the community, and it is striving to create network that terhood for young Muslims, Nazmi Ahmed, a UF susIslam on Campus provides her Islamic faith. I attended one event out made me feel a sense of genuine hospitality and community, Ahmed, 20, said. Ahmad, 22, said he has his colleagues to ensure a successful turnout for Fast-AThon. If you dont know much with what you discover.Fast-A-Thon brings to UF community THE ASSOCIATED PRESS pro-democracy activists agreed Suning roads and sidewalks ahead of the governments deadline to scale But the demonstrators appeared An alliance of students said it wider political reforms. The group vowed to continue protests until details of the talks If the government uses force to no room for dialogue, Lester Shum, one of the groups leaders, told reporters. Earlier in the day, students occupying the area just outside city government headquarters agreed to ter the government said it would do whatever was necessary to ensure 3,000 civil servants would have full The partial withdrawal appeared another part of town, as protesters were urged to shift from other areas to Hong Kongs Admiralty shopping tion near the governments main ofheadquarters for the protests. Alex Chow, another student leader, said he was not worried ple prepared to return to work and school on Monday. have key streets open for schools it was unclear whether they would act to clear the streets and other arvictory in clearing some roads. The government announced a reopening of schools and some roads likely to continue. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTOKYO A powerful typhoon lashed southern Japan on Sunday, churning up high waves that washed three American airtaking aim at Tokyo. phoon whipped the Mariana Islands, includBy late Sunday, Typhoon Phanfone was off the coast of Shikoku in southwestern Japan, with winds of up to 144 kilometers per hour after hitting the regions of Okinawa and Kyushu, Japans Meteorological Agency said. One of the three airmen was found dead. The other two were missing, according to the Air Force and the Japanese coast guard. the waves, according to Tsuguyoshi Miyagi The Air Force said the search for the roughly 50,000 American troops stationed in Japan. Several people on Kyushu island were injured in the typhoon. The storm also knocked out power to more than 9,500 Kyushu homes. Typhoon Vongfong had maximum sustained winds estimated at 105 mph, said Roger Edson of the National Weather Serand Saipan were gusting to at least 55 mph, he said. Typhoon washes 3 US airmen out to sea in Japan, one dead


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MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG UF womens tennis freshman Brooke Austin fell in Nguyen in straight sets (6-2, 7-5) on Saturday. third scheduled night game of the season. cross country team to Pennsylvania. Read more at HE HAD THREE SACKS. Alligator Staff Writer@Morgan_MoriartyKNOXVILLE, Tenn. Sports, for many fans across the country, serve as an outlet when tragedy strikes. Fenway Park following the Boston Bombing in 2012; Yankee Stadium after September 11th; and Hokie Football on the Saturday following the Virginia Tech tragedy evoke some of the most powerful and emotional images of when sports serve as a coping mechanism. Cheering for a beloved team along with thousands of people around doing the same can be an escape from the sadness or at least be one for a few hours. But sometimes those same players that are leaned on to give some hope in times of despair are actually going through tragedies of their own. Ones that we may not even know about. On Saturday afternoon, Floriin Knoxville and started at defensive end in front of more than 100,000 screaming fans. All the while, he was dealing with a personal loss of his own that neither fans nor members of the media were aware of. Coxs grandfather Otis Williams, died earlier in the week. Cox went to his grandfathers wake in Atlanta, Ga., on Thursday evening, and attended the funeral on Friday. Got back about 10:30 last night, Cox said. Thats when woke up and it was game day. Roughly 24 hours after going to his grandfathers funeral, Cox played the best game of his Gator career against Tennessee. tackles and two sacks in eight tackles, including three sacks for a loss of 26 total yards against the Volunteers. Cox said post game that he dedicated Saturdays game to his belated grandfather.Cox has career game while playing with a heavy heartRachel Crosby / Alligator StaffUF defensive lineman Bryan Cox Jr. (94) helps tackle a Tennessee player during the Gators 10-9 win against the Volunteers on Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. Alligator Staff Writer@edenotero_lFlorida added another Southeastern Conference win to its belt on Sunday at Mississippi State. In its 3-0 sweep of the Bulldogs, the Gators (10-3, 4-0 SEC) closed its second weekend of SEC play, but not without In Floridas history, Mississippi State has never beat Florida. Sundays win was the Gators 44th consecutive win against the Bulldogs and the 35 under coach Mary Wise. Mississippi State (5-13, 0-3 SEC) set tying Florida in points nine times. After Wise called a timeout and made a change in game plan, Florida 18. sissippi State in two more sets (25-18, 25-23), but Wise was unhappy with Floridas defensive performance. Floridas three senior defensive specialists had a rough day. Holly Pole, with just 10 digs, two service errors and one service ace. Maddy Monserez came behind Pole with nine digs and one service error with two digs and a match-high four match with a total of 13 service errors in just three sets. Alex (Holston) got a little impatient, Wise said. It wasnt Taylor Unroes best match. I did not see that Maddy and Holly continue to show their grit and poise. Sometimes she (Pole) plays as a D.S. instead of a libero, Id like her to literally push people out While Florida underperformed on the defense, junior middle blocker Simone Antwi led the Gators with 11 Florida sweeps Mississippi State despite poor defenseAIR JORDANKNOXVILLE, Tenn. I know what youre thinking Gator fans. You saw Treon Harris come into the game at the end of the third quarter against Tennessee in Neyland Stadium, and Floridas offense clicked. The Gators rallied for the 10-9 win, and the majority if not all of the credit should go to Treon. Unfortunately, that was not the case this weekend. Even though Treon picked up the Florida offense and had two successful drives, the Gators defense carried them to the win over the Volunteers on Saturday. When Florida threw three interceptions tained Tennessee. The Volunteers scrapped together just six points off of the Gators turnovers despite starting two of those three drives inside the red zone and the other one near The UF defense a volatile group susceptible to surrendering explosive plays ence games shored up the majority of its mistakes against the Volunteers on Saturday. After giving up a combined 13 pass plays of 25 or more yards against Kentucky and Alabama, Florida allowed just two in Knoxville. The 205 yards the Gators relinquished to Volunteers quarterback Justin Worley were the least they have given up since SEC play began this season. Simply put, the secondary is getting better. True freshman Jalen Tabor, who started celled in coverage and on the corner blitz. With less than 30 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Tabor almost singlehandedly shifted the momentum into the Gators hands by sacking Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley, forcing a fumble and falling on top of it at the UT 30-yard line. Two timely second-half interceptions by cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III and safety Keanu Neal erased a Jeff Driskel pick and sealed the game, respectively. Floridas run defense also continued its dominance, limiting the Volunteers to a Gators defense responsible for winSEE COLUMN, PAGE 15 SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 15 SEE COX, PAGE 15 UF V olle yball Jordan McPhersontwitter: @J_McPherson1126


14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffGator fans celebrate during Floridas 10-9 win against Tennessee on Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. With the win, the Gators have a 10-game win streak against the Volunteers dating back to 2005. Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffLinebacker Antonio Morrison pushes past Tennessee offensive lineman Jashon Robertson on Saturday. Morrison recorded 11 tackles and a sack against the Volunteers.Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffRunning back Matt Jones rushes against Tennessee on Saturday. Jones rushed for 114 yards against the Volunteers, marking his second triple-digit rushing game of the season. Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffFlorida defensive lineman Jon Bullard pushes past a Tennessee player on Saturday. Bullard and UFs defensive line sacked Volunteers quarterback Justin Worley six times. Continuing the Continuing the Continuing StreakPhotos by Rachel Crosby


kills on 16 attempts and a .562 atattempting to make kills. ALLIGATOR, 15Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffFlorida freshman cornerback Jalen Tabor (5) tackles Tennessee wide receiver Josh Malone during the Gators 10-9 win against the Volunteers on Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffSimone Antwi swings for a kill attempt during Floridas 3-0 win against Ole Miss on Sept. 28 in the OConnell Center. Antwi had a match-high 11 kills as Florida swept its third SEC contest VOLLEY, from page 13 COX, from page 13Cox never thought about skipping out on the game Floridas defense succeeded on all levels against Tennessee COLUMN, from page 13


GRAHAM HACKAlligator Writer@graham_hack24 Continue reading this story online at ALLIGATOR Kan Li / Alligator StaffTessa Andujar dribbles the ball during Floridas win against Missouri at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Andujar scored Floridas third goal in its 3-1 win against Arkansas on Sunday. SOCCER Florida defeats Arkansas to sweep weekend road swing 3 KEY PLAYS SWAMP STUDS With UF facing a third and 13 from its back Jeff Driskel threw a sideline pass KEY STAT: 6 The Gators sacked Volunteers quarter The Gators sacked Volunteers quarter The Gators sacked Volunteers quarter back Justin Worley six times on Saturday, matching their season total heading into the game. The single-game total tied with Floridas 24-17 win against Ohio State in the 2012 Gator Bowl for the most sacks in one game during the Will Muschamp era. Demarcus Robinson 6 Matt Jones 4 Bryan Cox Jr. 3 Keanu Neal 3 Jeff Driskel 2 Kyle Christy 2 Max Garcia 2 Austin Hardin 1 Frankie Velez 1 TURNING POINT Floridas offense appeared to regain life once Treon Harris stepped in as quarterback. While he only completed two of his four attempts and almost had a pass intercepted, the true freshman continually moved the chains and led Florida to both of its scoring drives. Cox had a career day against the Volunteers and helped the Gators establish a consistent pass rush. The redshirt sophomore who Justin Worley three times. Late in the third quarter, Jalen Tabor a second-down corner blitz. The true freshman cornerback sacked Tennessee signal caller Justin Worley, forced him to cough up the ball and fell on it for the fumble recovery. Matt Jones continues to separate himself as UFs leading tailback. The junior rambled off his second triple-digit rushing performance of the season against the Volunteers, totaling 114 yards on 23 rushes. Jones also had a team-high four receptions. With Florida up with less than a minute to go in the game, the UF defense needed to contain Tennessee. Keanu Neal did just that, intercepting a Worley ing to give the Gators the ball and the game. Hardin may have only had one 10 9 FLORIDA TENNESSEE 0 1 0 2 0 3 10 10 4 F 0 3 6 0 9 Bryan Cox Jr.DL (3 points) Matt JonesRB (2 points) Austin HardinK (1 point) Standings Harris led UFs offense on both of its scoring drives against UT FOOTBALL, from page 1