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JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynSteve McClain marched down to the podium. Will Muschamp lingered. One, the University of Floridas senior associate athletics director, has a long enough title to suggest that he has done this a time or two. The other coaches football. Fitted in glasses, a Gator emblazoned button-down and a crisply ironed pair of khakis, the football coach was out of his element. Business casual is not Will Muschamp. McClain thanked the media for its patience (all but a clever guise worn by the reporters to conceal their growing impatience) and stood tall as he recited his 19-second opening statement. wanted to be put in this scenario, but he was tackling it head on like Mike Taylor on an Agap blitz. The lights were on, and so was McClain. stand up here Monday and talk about football, McClain said scanning the room, locking eyes with nearly every journalist. I know only 48 hours has passed, and I respect that you have a job to do and have some questions for coach, so well turn it over to him. at 6-feet tall, hes a much bigger man than McClain. But on Wednesday morning, hed rather be small, hidden away from the spotlight that he never asked for. The room was spacious enough to hold more than a dozen writers along with a crowded cackle of cameramen. But to Muschamp, it must have felt so cramped that he would need to step outside just to change his mind. A somber coach Boom rested on the pulpit. Muschamp had a cross to bear that wasnt his own but instead a players. The weight grew heavy. To reiterate what Steve said, sorry to inconvenience you guys, but with the situation Monday and the seriousness of it, I felt like it was a little insensitive to have a football press conference. I think it is today, too, Muschamp said from the crease of his mouth. His head drooped, his voice lowered. But weve got to move forward. In a little more than 25 minutes, Muschamp uttered the phrase move forward was mentioned once more. Forward? The man who was destined to take Florida forward is now in the shadows. From star to suspect, Treon Harris still has an undecided role in this Greek tragedy. But even so, its not Harris voice that will speak the loudest when the case closes to an end. Mighty is the murmur of a crowd, said Agamemnon, the tragic hero in his own myth. The King of Argos was slain upon his return home. Treon Harris is hoping for better results. He is not guilty of a crime and he did not mistreat this young lady in any way that night. Huntley Johnson is doing his best to save his clients future, one that shone so bright that every school in the Sunshine State wanted a piece. Harris had his pick of the litter: Florida, Florida State, Miami. All three programs had national titles to boast to the 18-year-old kid who had already had one of his own from his time with Booker T. Washington High. All three were selling in a buyers market. Harris was a winner and acted like one. First was Florida State. Harris committed to Jimbo Fishers team before entering his senior year. Florida States a great school, he said while attending the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp in July 2013. He speaks rhythmically. His cadence, bouncing from word to word in staccato fashion, has a hypnotizing effect. Harris knows youre waiting, and he knows youll stick around to hear whats coming next. Like I told you for the ranking it sells itself great academics players in the NFL every year winning program, Harris said to SB Nation. Fisher initially drew Harris to Tallahassee because of his success with past quarterbacks. risen out of Fishers system and were drafted into the NFL, Harris end goal. If anyone were to help Harris make that next leap, it would be Fisher. Until it wasnt. I know hes committed to us right now, but I understand that schools are going to come after him late in the game, and my job who recalled Fishers foreshadowing message. (Fisher) was hoping that Treon stayed a secret for him throughout the whole process, but he knew there was going to come a time Maybe it was the addition of offensive coordinator Kurt Roper that swayed Harris decision. Maybe it was the lore of possibly reforming a once rich program back into what it had been. Or maybe it was the fact that a certain Jameis Winston cemented his role as FSUs starting quarterback, automatically relegating Harris to the bench or even a redshirt campaign in Tallahassee. But now separated by more than 100 miles, Harris and Winston are still but a breath apart for all the wrong reasons. National Championship under the cloud of a sexual assault investigation while FSU gave its quarterback due process. The Seminoles star was never charged and therefore never gave up the pads. Harris wont get the same treatment. The climate surrounding athletics and violence toward women has heated up as of late considering the Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Ray McDonald scandals. No matter the reality of what happened in that Springs dorm Sunday morning, UF President Bernie Machen couldnt allow this investigation to idle while Harris continued to don the Orange and Blue. Not with UFs very own notorious assaulter still on the lam, preying on female students on what is supposed to be their safe haven: campus. It was time for Machen to lay down the hammer, and Harris innocent or guilty was the nail. In the midst of all this is a simple game of football. No practices have been moved; no staff meetings have been canceled. Floridas matchup with LSU on Saturday is still hapStadium. Just as scheduled. In a world that feeds off the chaotic rumble that is unpredictability, Muschamp must enjoy the order and the organization that comes with Saturday night football. This he has a game plan for. This he has a clock, which will expire after 60 minutes every time. This he doesnt have to wear loafers to. The Tigers may not be the doormat the Gators could use at a time like this, but they still beat the hell out of loafers. So Muschamp once again leans on his old battling buddy, Jeff Driskel. The starting quarterback gig falls right back into Driskels lap along with all the pressure that comes with it. The situation isnt ideal for Florida, but it is comfortable. Football players are creatures of habit. They run the same drills, they practice the same plays, they work out the same muscles with the same equipment at the same time every day. Win or lose, Saturday will bring the players back to their favorite habit of all: strapping on a helmet and getting back to blackand-blue football. To Muschamp, its all part of taking the next step. Moving forward. KICKOFFEditor Jordan McPherson Cover Photo Rachel Crosby Alligator, Friday, October 10, 2014Rachel Crosby / Alligator Staff Kan Li / Alligator Staff FLORIDA defense vs. LSU offense QB Anthony Jennings or Brandon Harris FB Connor Neighbors TE Dillion Gordon WR Travin Dural WR Trey Quinn or Malachai Dupre CB Vernon Hargreaves, III DE Bryan Cox NT Darious Cummings DT Jon Bullard Dante Fowler, Jr. SAM Neiron Ball RG Hoko Fanaika or Ethan Pocic C Elliot Porter LG Vadal Alexander RT Jerald Hawkins LT Lael Collins BUCK WILL Antonio Morrison MIKE Michael Taylor or Jarrad Davis CB Jalen Tabor Jabari Gorman S Keanu Neal S RB Kenny Hilliard or Terrence Magee FLORIDA offense vs. LSU defenseClay Burton TE Chaz Green RT Trenton Brown RG Quentin Thomas or Davon Godchaux DT Max Garcia C Trip Thurman or Tyler Moore LG D.J. Humphries LT Danielle Hunter DE Jamauria Rasco DE Christian LaCouture DT Latroy Pittman, Jr. Z Josh Collins or Rashard Robinson CB Jeff Driskel QB Matt Jones or Kelvin Taylor RB Ronald Martin S Jalen Mills S Quinton Dunbar X Demarcus Robinson Y Kwon Alexander WILL D.J. Welter MIKE TreDavious White CB LB Mike Taylor (Knee/Flu) RB Matt Jones (Knee) RB Brandon Powell (Hamstring) DL Leon Orr (Knee) CB J.C. Jackson (Shoulder) RB Mark Herndon (Knee) TE Jake McGee (Leg) QB Treon Harris (Suspension) WR Valdez Showers (Ankle) DT Thomas Holley (Hip) QB Jared Foster (Foot) DT Trey Lealaimatafao (Arm) CB Dewayne Thomas (Knee) DT Travonte Valentine (Eligibility) OUT OUT QUESTIONABLE FB Connor Neighbors (Concussion) DT Quentin Thomas (Arm) QUESTIONABLEMovingUF football eager to put Harris scandal behindLamar Louis SAM Forward

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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 90 /66Small community gardens seek volunteers:A garden workday is planned for Nov. 8, pg 9. Your cheat sheet for STI testing:Read Robyn Smiths weekly sex column, pg 7. Goalkeeper chasing school solo shutout recordShe can tie it against Mississippi State,pg. 12 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 14 CROSSWORD 17 SPORTS 18Florida womens basketball team held its annual media day on Thursday. Read the story on Page 18. VOLUME 109 ISSUE 34 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014Aaron Albright / Alligator Instrumental EngineersFrom left, UF industrial engineering freshman Pietro Nicastro, 18, and electrical engineering freshman Eric Cinco, 18, perform Thursday evening during Art in Engineering, an event at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. RICHARD JOHNSONAlligator Staff Writerrjohnson@alligator.orgIn a three-page statement released Thursday morning, Treon Harris Gainesville-based attorney Huntley Johnson aimed to clarify details surrounding his clients sexual battery investigation, as well as give his clients side of the story backed by witness testimony. im University suspension and had to appeal in order to be able to take his online classes. He is not allowed on campus at this time. Part of Johnsons claim is to dispel the idea that the alleged victim did not know Harris prior to the night of Oct. 5. Our client and the alleged victim knew each other to the extent that they had each others cellphone numbers and had previously spent time together of their own accord for the purpose of socializing together, the statement reads. The statement also refutes earlier information told to the Alligator by a source that the alleged interaction took place in Harris room. Johnson said in the statement that Harris had never been inside the alleged victims room. According to the statement, the alleged victim initiated things by sending Harris text messages while he was still in the locker room in Knoxville, Tennessee, following Floridas 10-9 victory. When the team arrived in Gainesville, the contact continued between the two.Treon Harris lawyer releases statement of incident THE WOMAN WAS 51 YEARS OLD. MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Writermmihm@alligator.orgMarion Rose Harvey lost her life Wednesday night after she was rear-ended while driving her scooter on 34th Street. The 51-year-old Gainesville woman was near the 34th Street Wall before a Toyota Camry, driven by Rachel Louise Crow, 31, hit her from Ben Tobias wrote in an email. The Camry pushed Harvey into a GMC Sierra pickup truck, driven by Jared Waite Jerrels, 20, which was stopped in front of her. Tobias said. She was given CPR, but because she pronounced dead in the emergency room. 34th Street came to a standstill. The road was closed off between Southwest Second Avenue and Radio Road for a few hours as patrol cars surrounded the scene. The street reopened again at about 10:30 p.m. Tobias said neither alcohol nor speeding appeared to be involved. So far this year, there have been 52 scooter ity were during the day. There were a total of 95 scooter crashes in 2012, and last year, there were 68. Harveys death was the fourth fatal scooter accident since 2008.Details of fatal scooter crash Wednesday night 1,488 ANIMALS FOUND HOMES IN THE SUMMER. CHABELI HERRERAAlligator Staff Writercherrera@alligator.orgWhen Kathy Butler and Scooby meant to be. He was small, but he was feisty, Butler, 47, said. From the moment she walked into Alachua County Animal Services shelter during a tour this summer, she fell in love with the golden yellow, 15-pound Shih Tzu and Chihuahua mix. across the state who were drawn to the Gainesville shelter to adopt, thanks to its participation in the annual ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, a three-month contest between as many pets as possible. Alachua County Animal Services won second place in its division against nine other similarly sized shelters. The total prize of $20,000 will go toward supporting animal welfare, said the shelters director, Vernon Sawyer. ter was invited to participate in the competition, and it was ready to up the ante. We did more than weve ever done before, Sawyer said. We were Puppy love in Alachua County wins prize Says he, victim were happyHarris SEE TREON, PAGE 12 SEE SHELTER, PAGE 4

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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 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014 TODAYFORECASTTUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY THUNDERSTORMS 82/61 SUNNY 90/70 SUNNY 90/66 PARTLY CLOUDY 90/64 PARTLY CLOUDY 90/66 VOLUME 109 ISSUE 34 Card receive free, year-round admission. Self-defense lessons with UF Kickboxing Club Interested in a unique teambuilding activity for your club or organization? The UF Kickboxing Club is offering free self-defense and kickboxing lessons to local groups. Please contact Genevieve at genvcomeau@gmail.com for more information. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to cwright@alligator.org. 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?Our Robotic Future: A talk by Evan Selinger Evan Selinger from the Rochester Institute of Technology will explore how Americans are increasingly outsourcing intimate emotional labor to service providers like elder caretakers, love coaches and wedding planners, as well as tools like smart phones and self-driving cars. He will question the problematic, even tragic, results of this reliance, such as distorted family values and declining civic life. As we become increasingly dependent upon electronic devices, we may fall into what Selinger terms the outsourcing illusion or become submissive to technology instead of using it to improve our lives. His lecture will take place Monday in Smathers Library, Room 100 at 5:30 p.m. Creative Writing Club Do you love to write? Do you want to improve your writing skills while making friends? Then come to the Creative Writing Club every Tuesday at 3 p.m. in 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. Opportunity for students interested in business Trying to get more involved in the world of business? The Florida Business Leadership Society meets every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in Stuzin Hall, Room 103. We strive to enhance the experience students receive at UF by providing them with the opportunity to network with various businesses while learning leadership and professionalism. We welcome any new faces to our group and are excited to introduce you to our board and members. Join us Wednesdays to make new friends and enjoy free food. You can contact our president, Nick Deering, at president.fbls@gmail.com with any questions. Your winter yard and garden seminar Keep Alachua County Beautiful will host a seminar 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 and Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry and Wendy Wilber of the IFAS Alachua County Extension Service. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Visit kacb.org 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 African American History Task Force has inspired the Alachua County Black History Task Force. The force will 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 the Florida Statute. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 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 and 4 p.m., weather permitting. UF students with a valid Gator 1 Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Megan Reeves/Alligator StaffStadium SwingRecent UF graduates Caisson Vickery, 23, and Laura Hogan, 21, dance ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Staff WriterFor the next month, the NASA director of Public Affairs will visit UF and share her expertise with students. Lisa Malone has worked with NASA for more than 25 years, dealing with social media, news, communication and web content. Malone will now work under the Bob Graham Center for Public Service as the third Knight Fellow-inResidence. The Knight Fellow-in-Residence program is a three-year program funded by a $3 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The program allows the Graham Center to invite leaders to work with faculty and students, wrote Shelby Taylor, communications director for the center, in an email. Malone will meet with faculty and staff in the College of Journalism and Communications and guest lecture in some of the classes in the college, as well as teach Public Relations Strategy with professor Juan-Carlos Molleda. She brings great knowledge and expertise to the university, Molleda said. He said that Malone will be giving students feedback and helping students with career adShes bringing a wealth of experience into the hands of students, Molleda said. Malone will meet with various clubs, such as the Society of Women Engineers and the Public Relations Student Society of America. Malone will speak about her time at NASA and answer questions.NASA public affairs director to join UF for the month as fellow CASSIDY WHITSONAlligator Contributing WriterA UF researcher has won a prestigious award for her strawberry monitoring system. Natalia Peres, a UF associate professor of plant pathology, developed the Strawberry Advisory System, which uses a web tool where growers can log in to a website and sign up for email or text alerts. Growers input their locations weather data and the frequency of their fungicide applications in the past. The system then shows the risk level of strawberry crop diseases around Florida and recommendations on how often growers should spray fungicide. For her work, Peres won the Lee M. Hutchins Award from the American Phytopathological Society in August. Helping the growers is the biggest award, she said. According to the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Peres Strawberry Advisory System has been tested in several states and is expected to be used by growers in South Carolina this spring. will be able to apply fungicides only when conditions are favorable for disease development, thus reducing the number of applications and production costs without compromising disease control, Peres said in her published Seth Poppell, a UF animal sciences senior, said his brothers farm had problems with fungi on strawberries last year. The problem went back to the nurseries, said Poppell, 21. Peres Strawberry Advisory System, which focuses on preventing diseases before they occur, will soon expand to include nurseries in UF professor wins award for strawberry monitoring systemGrowers can track crops on website CAMPUS ALEXANDRA FERNANDEZAlligator Contributing WriterIn the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, UFs celebrations include more than just food and music. Miami-Dade County School Board members voted Tuesday to create a program that would make the month focus more on Hispanic contributions to society. Hispanic student organizations at UF have been highlighting Hispanic contributions throughout the month. The Hispanic Heritage Month executive board works hard every year to create a holistic calendar of events, said Olivia Garcia, the director of UFs Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures. There is an event each day for the month, which means Im exhausted, she said. As part of the month, Too Rosario will be performing tonight in the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. A carnival is planned for Sunday and a closing ceremony will be held Tuesday before the month ends Oct. 14. UFs Hispanic Heritage Month is the largest student-run Hispanic heritage month in the country, Garcia said. This year, spoken word artist Michael Reyes was the guest speaker at the Hispanic Heritage Month opening ceremony. People dont understand that what being Latino means, said Hispanic Heritage Month executive director and UF sociology senior Gisselle Bermudez, 21.Hispanic Heritage Month refocuses

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4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014 Andres Leiva / Alligator Watch Your StepUF students Ruchika Agarwal (left) and Douglas Tam practice their slacklining skills on the Plaza of the Americas on Thursday. BUT IT WAS ONLY ON A DEATH CERTIFICATE. LAURA VAZQUEZ Alligator Contributing WriterAmid UFs Pride History Week, Florida issued Same-sex marriage recognized DANIELA PRIZONT-CADOAlligator Contributing Writer Multicultural talent show introduces changes after 14 yearsThe shelter doubled the number of rescues, returns it saw last year SHELTER, from page 1Now hosted at Phillips Center The theme of SoulFest is Soul Train: Memories and melodies.Austin JuradoUF senior

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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 opinions@alligator.org, 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. Vote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTodays question: Do you support community gardens? 126 TOTAL VOTES88% YES 12% NOThursdays question: Are you following the Treon Harris investigation?Its been a newsworthy week. We went from heralding backup Gators quarterback Treon Harris commandeering of a clutch win against Tennessee to vetting details of his sexual assault investigation. Wearily, were happy to bring you a We-hopethe-investigation-is-carried-out-fairly-and-hopefully-this-is-thelast-time-a-Gator-is-accused-of-sexual-assault edition of...Darts & LaurelsSupreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is known primarily for two things: his extreme conservatism though he might prefer the term judicial restraint and his tendency to make bizarre and controversial statements about the Constitution. Scalia struck again this week when, during a speech at Colorado Christian University, he asserted that the U.S. government can favor religion over non-religion. Perhaps someone should direct Scalia to Article 6 of the Constitution, which forFirst Amendment, which makes sure Congress passes no law law favoring religion. Were giving a have-you-ever-even-readthe-Constitution? DART to Antonin Scalia. The news out of the Supreme Court wasnt all bad this week. On Monday, the nations highest court declined to hear appeals of cases from the state level that declared marriage equality bans unconstitutional. By letting these rulings stand, the Supreme diana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. This series of events brings the total number of states with legalized marriage equality to 24 plus the District of Columbia. That number could increase to as much as 30 as the implications of the Courts decision take effect at the state level. Despite howls from conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, about the Supreme Courts judicial activism pretty strange considering the Court actually opted not to do anything this weeks events are a clear sign that nationally legalized gay marriage is a question of when, not if. A spread-the-love-around LAUREL to the Supreme Court. Warren Buffett, the worlds third-richest man, is known far and wide as the Oracle of Omaha for his prowess in picking ror during a speech at Fortunes Most Powerful Women Sumher credit card, he made no attempt to get it back because the guy was spending less than she was. Buffetts quip alluded to stereotypes of women as mindless spenders that have long since been debunked. Buffetts comment may have been in jest, but it was still in poor taste, particularly coming at a summit meant its-not-the-1950sanymore DART to Warren Buffett. Florida Gov. Rick Scott prides himself on being anti-abortion. Of course, what that really means is that he works tirelessly to restrain the reproductive health care choices of Floridas women as much as possible. Now, a new radio ad from the Evangelical Environmental Network is using Scotts language against him by framing climate change as a religious and moral issue. A voiceover in the ad states: I do believe we should do all we can to protect our environment. It was given to us by God. The ad cleverly points out the hypocrisy of many pro-life conservatives, including Scott, who often only seem to care about life until the moment it leaves the womb. A show-them-what-anti-abortion-really-means LAUREL to the Evangelical Environmental Network.Diversity means more than an all-black castAs the fall television season continues, viewers can and losers of the season. After the premiere ratings of primetime network television came in, one thing became crystal clear: diversity works on TV. Among the winners are three shows on ABC: Scandal, How To Get Away with Murder and Black-ish. These three shows premiered strong with a viewership of 11.9 million, 14 million and 10.8 million, respectively. These three shows have one thing in common: They feature a lead character who is a person of color. black actress to lead a network primetime drama since Diahann Carroll in the 1970s series Julia. Washingtons show blew up not only because of the major albeit sometimes overdone plot twists, but because people of color, particularly black people, tuned in Scandals success led to the selection of Viola Davis as the lead actress on How to Get Away with Murder. Davis is a seasoned actress who has performed in nuearned her two Academy Award nominations. However, many of the roles given to her, such as that of a pregnant mother or a housemaid, were often menial and fairly static. Historically, network executives simply have not valued black actresses the way they do white actresses even someone with the credentials of Davis, a graduate of the Juilliard School. ABC continued the trend of placing black actors in leading roles by premiering the show Black-ish, featuring Anthony Anderson. The show includes an all-black cast, and explores the experience of being black in white American culture. Black leads and all-black casts are a rare sight these days. The success of these shows was aided by an explosion of social media activity. People tweeted and used hashtags to demonstrate their approval of the new trend of leading black actors and actresses. The success of ABCs new shows is certainly worth celebrating, but a true commitment to diversity will take more work. In fact, the term diverse itself must be re-examined. Show runners and network executives seem to think that diversity is strictly about race. Having a diverse cast does not mean adding a couple of black actors and actresses into a lineup and calling it a day. Diversity includes people of different races, genders, sexes, religions, sexual orientations, ages, cultures and backgrounds. This is an issue through the hind the camera. Minority actors are typically represented by smaller agencies, and the larger ones fall behind in keeping their rosters up to par with todays demographics. Smaller agencies are less lucrative and do not have easy access lywood agencies constrains the casting options of even the vein, the membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is 94 percent white and 77 percent male, with a median age of 62. The entire Hollywood mentality is developed from the Americas growing diversity. Unfortunately, truly diverse representation in Hollywood will not occur until executives see diverse shows out talent that is not of the white, cisgender, heterosexual male variety. American consumers of popular media are ready to move forward on diversity. If implemented correctly, diversity can expand the minds and horizons of the growing numbers of American children who rely heavily on TV to shape their beliefs and worldviews. Harold Joseph is a UF political science junior. His columns appear on Fridays.FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITOR Harold Josephopinions@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 The least wonderful time of the year is upon us midterm season. If you study at all like I do, its likely that you are reading this from a library or classroom right now, surrounded by textbooks and notes, strung out on whatever substance youre using to stay awake. Give yourself a break, put down the caffeinated beverage, and allow me to be your personal Study Edge for a different kind of test one that you dont have to study for and thats OK to fail. Its fairly common knowledge that UF offers free STI testing. The testing is offered through the Alachua County Health Department as part of the Get Yourself Tested program. Its for registered UF students who dont have any symptoms. Meaning, if a weird rash just showed up that youd rather not tell your parents about, youll have to contact your regular Student Health Care Center medical team. Getting tested for STIs sounds a lot more daunting than it seems. But if youre sexually active in any way possible yes, even if you dont have penetrative sex its responsible to get tested on a regular basis. I make it a point to do so at least once a year, usually at the beginning of the school year, so that I can start the year with a clean bill of health. and HIV through blood and urine tests. However, the clinic doesnt test for oral strains of these diseases and also doesnt conduct physical exams neither oral nor genital. Youll need to contact your regular medical team or a clinic like Planned Parenthood for that. ment, youll head down to the basement to check From there, an Alachua County Health Departconsultation. Theyll ask you a lot of questions, so my best advice is to review your sexual health history before you go to the appointment. Itll save you some awkwardness so you dont say, uhhhhh, after every question, or so you dont have to count your sexual thing like that. The clinic employee will ask you about previous test results, if you use any form of birth control and if youve experienced any symptoms. Theyll also ask you if youve had any prior STIs, when your last sexual encounter oral, vaginal and anal was, how many partners youve had in the past year, what type of sex youre having, if you give oral sex, if you receive oral sex and whether you typically use condoms. Make sure to be honest with the clinic employee about all of these questions. Dont skew your partner list to sound more reasonable. Dont say you use condoms if you actually dont The employee will record all of your answers and then send you on your way to get blood and urine samples. Drink some water before the appointment, since you do have to provide a urine sample. Its also a good idea to eat something and even bring a snack in case you get woozy since youll get your blood drawn. The good news: The SHCC staff is extremely nice and helpful. Im laughably scared of needles, but the technician taking my blood was funny and made the process a breeze. I forgot to eat before my took my blood, she pushed back her lunch break so she could sit with me while I ate an apple and drank some Gatorade to feel better. If both you and your partner are getting tested, bring them along for moral, and even physical (read: hand-holding during the needle prick) support. Your test results are available in two weeks, but the Health Department will call you if you have positive results. The employee told me during my consultation, No news is good news. You can call the clinic for your test results or want to show off your health status. If youre interested in making an appointment, call 352-294-7465 to set it up Monday through Friday. The appointment slots do get booked quickly, weeks in a row just to get an appointment, so I recommend calling earlier in the week. The whole process took about 45 minutes for busiest schedule. Even though it wont make or break your GPA, an STI test is still important, so make it a priority to set up an appointment as soon as possible. Robyn Smith is a UF journalism junior. Her columns appear on Fridays.Your cheat sheet for STI testingColumn Robyn Smithopinions@alligator.org On Tuesday, members of UF Students for a Democratic Society held a rally with anti-war groups from Gainesville Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, UF Students for Justice in Palestine and UF College Libertarians to protest our continued occupation of Afghanistan. Tuesday marked the U.S.s 13th year of war against the Afghan people as we know, 13 years too long. Disturbingly, this anniversary comes just one week after President Barack Obamas renewed promise to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan until 2024. It doesnt take a scholar to understand that 13 years of unjust, failed war is tional decade of occupation and warmongering. More than 40,000 NATO troops remain in Afghanistan in this year, with the overwhelming majority of those troops being American. As long as America wrongfully has military presence in Afghanistan, we can expect resistance. Its obvious that this situation will not be resolved by continuing our occupation. The cost of life has been too high. Although, for many Americans, it is easy to forget that we are still involved with Afghanistan. The same is not true for Afghans, who have no way to escape the horrors of U.S. occupation. The situation for them seems to only be getting worse, as Afghan civilian deaths have been rising since 2012 and are higher than they were in 2009. of 2014, more than 4,000 Afghan civilians had been killed. In the Panjwai massacre, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales gunned down and murdered 16 Afghan civilians. In the past 13 years, more than 20,000 Afghan civilians have been murdered due to American occupation, and 2,000 U.S. soldiers have lost their lives. At what point will the U.S. government realize occupation does not work? It doesnt work for American citizens, and it certainly doesnt work for the 20,000 dead Afghans. During the event, speakers expressed their anger at our countrys seemingly endless wars in the Middle East. I dont remember consenting to this, said Angel Lauver. And its true. When did we consent to this? I am a citizen of the U.S., and I didnt have any say in whether we went to war, nor whether we will continue to stay at war. Our nations foreign policy is so deeply imperialistic that a 13year-long war is almost entirely normalized. We invade new countries so quickly that citizens barely have a chance to notice. We can see that from our recent bombing of Syria and ongoing operations in Pakistan, Yemen and Iraq. This is why groups like Students for a Democratic Society know that as Americans, we have a duty to condemn any sort of aggression in the Middle East. The cost has been too high, and as somebody who has grown up in the U.S., I long for a day when I war. Farah Khan is a lead organizer with UF Students for a Democratic Society.War in Afghanistan: 13 years is too longGuest Column

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 Maria Valencia / Alligator StaffPlaying with Pliers Allyn Irvin, a 19-year-old UF architecture sophomore, trims off the linears on her model outside the School of Architecture on Thursday evening. A GARDEN WORKDAY IS PLANNED FOR NOV. 8. MARENA SMITH Alligator Contributing Writer The garden at Highlands Presbyterian Community Church is green with potential, yet overgrown with expectation. Smaller, lesser-known community gardens like that of Highlands lack dedicated coordination with other organizations, leaving them thirsty for volunteers. Beth Hartwell, coordinator of the churchs gardens, is the only person in charge of the congregations lonely plot. Its been a little bit discouraging, said Hartwell, who works part time. Im pretty much the only one out here doing anything. With the Union Street Farmers Market at Bo Diddley Community Plaza and the expanding appeal of organic, vegetarian and vegan-based restaurants, Gainesville is a hub for people with a positive attitude toward sustainability and community food sharing. The sweet potatoes, rosemary and cabbage currently growing in the Highlands garden have been cultivated and maintained by the hands of Hartwell and church members. The garden needs volunteers who can help with upkeep, she said, and students are ideal candidates for participation. Youre so connected with the natural world. Its just calming, Hartwell said. A percentage of the Highlands gardens produce goes to charities like St. Francis House and other city food banks. Theres a sense of doing something positive taking and caring for the Earth and caring for the community, Hartwell said. Larger local organizations Growers and Consumers Inc. have a paid staff with the means to coordinate and organize with UF for volunteers. Travis Mitchell, the organizations food project coordinator, said they also have student interns and host service projects for student clubs. I think the desire is there from the students, certainly from UF. Creating the sort of infrastructure and connection points, thats whats missing, Mitchell said. UF chemical engineering senior Levi Davidson is a supporter of local grocery stores like Wards Supermarket and the downtown farmers market. I think we kind of disassociate from how food is processed and delivered to stores, Davidson, 22, said. Maybe we should know good growing practices like whats more ethical and whats not chemically altered. The Highlands community is hosting a garden workday Nov. 8 in connection with Forage, Gainesville Gardening and Homesteading Parties and Grow Gainesville. We have water, we have tools, we have the Earth, and wed be glad to let people work with it, Hartwell said.Smaller community gardens call for local, dedicated volunteersENVIRONMENT PATRICK PINAK Alligator Staff Writerppinak@alligator.orgIts not the year of the turtle, but 2014 has been a record year for state sea turtle nesting. Leatherback turtles reached a record 641 reported nests, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, while loggerhead nesting numbers stayed high. Its showing that you have an endangered species that are being protected for quite a bit, and its showing that theyre doing pretty well, said Simona Ceriani, FWC research scientist. The data was collected from the agencys two sea turtle monitoring surveys a statewide survey, which began in 1979 and documents nesting at 190 beaches, and an index survey, which uses data from 33 different beaches over the course of 109 days. The index survey, which began May 15 and ended Aug. 31, showed that loggerhead nests were slightly more numerous than they were last year. Ceriani said loggerhead nest numbers were high in the 1990s, decreased in the early 2000s and are now increasing again. We dont know why this is happening, but the trend allows us to see that the population is actually going back up, Ciriani said. Leatherback nest numbers almost doubled from last year. Ceriani said the surveys are meant to only show state trends. Its kind of misleading because it doesnt mean that Florida only has 641 nests, Ceriani said. The FWC coordinated the two surveys with the help of more than 2,000 individuals along 800 miles of Florida beaches. Individuals included federal, state and local park personnel, members of conservation organizations, university researchers and private citizens. Without that number of people and that effort, dedication and awareness, we couldnt look at this type of information, Ceriani said. Zach Steinhauser, a UF wildlife ecology and conservation senior, said the news was relieving. Hearing news that nesting is up for loggerheads, greens and leatherbacks is fantastic news because its starting to show that what conservationists have done to work with people is working, Steinhauser, 22, said. Florida sea turtle nests on the rise

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10, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014 ITS A $25 MILLION PROJECT. TAYLOR RUSSELLAlligator Contributing WriterUFs College of Education project lion project to assist teachers in better struction and help their students Georgia, Utah, Montana and Ohio Florida, California, Connecticut, the projects application process as nior, is pursuing an early childhood exert that extra effort to ensure that Five states join program that aids students with disabilities It is a very competitive, rigorous application process with much careful review.Paul Sindelarco-director

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ALEX MAMINAKISAlligator Writer@alexmaminakisIt isnt a matter of if the record will be broken, but when. Taylor Burke, Floridas senior goalkeeper, has had a remarkable collegiate career with the Gators. She has 182 saves and 26 solo shutouts in her 76 appearances in the net for UF. Those 26 shutouts are only one less than the record number of 27 held by Floridas Katie Fraine from 2006 to 2010. With six remaining regular season games on the Gators schedule this year, Burke should hold the record by the end of the season. I dont really think about it, Burke said regarding the shutout record. Its just kind of in the back of my mind, and my whole career Ive had an unbelievable back line in front of me, so I think I owe a lot of credit to them. With just one game this coming weekend against Mississippi State, Burke can only tie the shutout record. But seeing as Mississippi State is 0-5 in Southeastern Conference play and last in the SEC with only 12 goals scored this year, Burkes chances look pretty good. Just this past weekend, in Floridas wins over then No. 9 Texas A&M and Arkansas, the 6-foot-1 Medina, Ohio, native had one of her best road trips of the season. She tied her career-high with eight saves against the Aggies, who lead the SEC in scoring, and recorded the shutout. Burkes saves against Texas A&M were not typical slow-rolling She came out and attacked the Aggies forwards and forced them to take bad shots. Thats the extra level that she brings to the goalkeeper position. I think, especially as of late, shes really come up with some saves that have kept us in games, what more can you ask from a keeper? coach Becky Burleigh said of Burke. Shes making the routine saves, but shes also making saves that have kept us in games. With her performance against Texas A&M, Burke was nationally recognized as the Capital One Cup Impact Performer of the Week. said. Being a national award, that was really cool and Im really excited and just honored to be looked at a national level. Then, in Sundays game against Arkansas, Burke followed up her eight-save performance with six saves against the Razorbacks. No shutout though, as Florida would win 3-1. The most goals allowed by Burke this season in a single game is two. That only happened once, Oklahoma. She has given up only seven goals all season in 947 minutes of play, which is second best in the SEC. season with a goals-against-average of 0.54, the lowest season GAA in Florida soccer history. Thats comparable to a very impressive ERA for a baseball pitcher. Taylor Burke is to the Gators as Clayton Kershaw is to the Dodgers. Needless to say, Florida has time plays as a goalkeeper for the Gators over the last four years. Her leadership back there and her experience is just a big part of what we do, Burleigh said. Burke has one standout trait as a goalkeeper that is very valuable. Dependability. She is trusted to make the right decisions, and her teammates and coaches know that she has the capability of making just about any save. As she now closes in on the school shutout record, Burke hopes to cement her place in Florida soccer history. But shes still taking her senior season one game at a time. Were just looking forward to this weekend, Burke said, and hopefully we can get a shutout and a win. 12, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014 Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffTaylor Burke kicks the ball during Floridas 2-1 win against Georgia on Sept. 26 at James G. Pressly Stadium. Per the statement, a third individual gave police testimony that he had sex with the alleged victim less than an hour before alleged sexual conduct with the client took place, that the alleged victim was actually the aggressor in that interaction and the investigation produced no evidence that the alleged victim was impaired. The statement said Harris camp has provided police with six witnesses including multiple that say Harris and the alleged victim were smiling and holding hands when they returned to the Spring Residential Complex. They were dropped off by another female student who is the alleged victims friend. We have previously indicated that we do not believe that Mr. Harris will be arrested or prosecuted, the statement said. That is because of our experience and the facts of this case. He is not guilty of a crime and he did not mistreat this young lady in any way that night.Goalkeeper on verge of school record for career solo shutouts TREON, from page 1Six witnesses were presentGOLF LUIS TORRESAlligator Writer@LFTorresIIIAfter a subpar performance in its Florida womens golf team will be looking to turn things around as it heads to Chapel Hill, N.C., for the annual Tar Heel Invitational, which begins today. Coach Emily Glaser and the team had three weeks off from competition nament. The team has competed at the Finley Golf Course over the last couple of years and going to the tournament with prior experience at the course will only help the team. Its a tournament weve played in the last few years, Glaser said, so were familiar with the golf course, at least for the girls that will be returning to the tournament. So were looking forward to going and playing. One of the players returning to Finley Golf Course this year will be junior Ursa Orehek. Orehek struggled two years ago at the course as a freshman when she Having a solid approach to each hole is imperative to shooting a low score on the course. Its not a tight course, but its also not very wide, Orehek said. You have to have a very good strategy, where to place the golf ball and if you miss the green, you have to have a good short game because the greens are very fast. You have a lot of different breaks there, so you have to be comfortable with your short game. Along with Orehek, sophomore Maria Torres played at Chapel Hill as a freshman. which was good enough for a tie for 32nd place. Sophomore Kelly Grassel participated at the tournament as a freshman at Michigan State. place after carding a 2-over-par for the event. Rounding out the Gator lineup is freshman Taylor Tomlinson, who made her collegiate debut in UFs UF will be facing some of the top teams in the country this weekend, with nine teams ranked in the top25. Five of the nine teams are in the Southeastern Conference with No. 1 South Carolina and No. 2 Arkansas Winning the tournament is going to be the primary goal for each team at the tournament but for Glaser, playing better and seeing improvement from the Cougar Classic is just as important. The Gators will have their shot starting today, to show Glaser how good the team can really be. I just want to see that were improving, to me thats the biggest key, obviously not the way we wanted to As long as we keep getting better, we keep practicing better, we keep learning I think thats going to be key for moving forward in the season.Florida heads to N.C. for second tourney

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IAN COHENAlligator Writer@icohenbMary Wise already knew the answer to the question she was about to ask. After Floridas 3-0 sweep of Mississippi State on Sunday, a match that was far more Wise asked the opposing teams coach to evaluate her players performance. She quickly said it was the best match theyve played all year, Wise said. And yet, Mississippi State failed to win a set. The ceiling for this years Florida team is high, potentially higher than last years second-round exit from the NCAA tournament. No. 9 Florida (10-3, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) will continue to test itself against SEC rivals Georgia (9-6, 1-2 SEC) tonight at 7 and No. 19 Texas A&M (10-4, 2-1 SEC) on Sunday at 2 p.m. Wise knows that opponents play their best against Florida, and thats what shes projecting for this weekend. Thats what we come to expect, Wise said. We will get other teams best performances. It has something to do with playing the Gators. UF sees it as a huge advantage that the weekly competition it faces feels more like post-season play than a mid-season match. It allows them to prepare for the NCAA tournament. It allows little room for complacency; Little room for smugness; And little room I think thats the nature of the sport, senior Taylor Unroe said. Youre winning, but its not like youre playing the same team over and over and over again. Youre playing different people, different coaching staffs, different systems. I think its easy for us not to be complacent because we know we have to compete. Middle blocker Simone Antwi agrees. We dont have time to be complacent, the junior said. And this season, they havent been. Florida is leading the SEC in hitting percentage (.291) and is second in kills, (13.7/set), service aces (1.4/set) and assists (12.7/set). UFs defensive specialists are arguably its biggest strength. They boast a .970 reception percentage, higher than at least No. 1 Stanford (.953). Despite Floridas league-leading statistics and its fast start to conference play, level. thing, Unroe said. Its different every point. Florida owes its success to its commitment to improve week-after-week, even when it feels as if there isnt much room for improvement. We dont just win a game and be like oh we won the game, lets move on, Antwi said. If we won or we lost, what can we take from it? Were always coming in the gym and working on something. match winning streak and undefeated SEC record against Georgia. We know that we have a tough weekend, Unroe said. Were just trying to focus on one game at a time and know that were going to get every teams best shot. Were expecting them to compete really hard. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 13 Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffTaylor Unroe (Center) squats for a dig attempt during Floridas 3-0 win against Ole Miss on Sept. 28 in the OConnell Center. Florida plays Georgia tonight at 7. VOLLEYBALLUF looking to continue hot streak against UGA tonight

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Taylor Unroe and the UF volleyball team are ready for a home match against Georgia. Read the story on Page 13.Lacrosse plays alumni game tonightThe Florida lacrosse team will hold its secondannual alumni game tonight at 6 p.m. at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.Muschamp announces team captainsUF coach Will Muschamp announced via Twitter on Thursday that Max Garcia, Dante Fowler, Jabari Gorman and Antonio Morrison will be team captains against LSU on Saturday. FLORIDA RETURNS CENTER VIKTORIJA DIMAITE, WHO MISSED LAST SEASON WITH A TORN ACL. GRAHAM HALLAlligator Writer@Graham311Entering her eighth year as UFs head womens basketball coach, Amanda Butler is quickly able to grasp where the team is on both sides of the court and where they need to make the most improvements. With just over a month until the team opens the season against Jacksonville, Butler is putting a heavy emphasis on the defensive side of the ball. This year we look to be a much better defensive unit than we were last year, Butler said at the teams media day on Thursday. The way they will compete, you should see that on the court. Admittedly, the Gators struggled on defense last year. With redshirt junior center Viktorija Dimaite sidelined all of last season with a torn ACL in her left knee, the team often had to rely on redshirt senior Kayla Lewis to defend the post in her absence. Lewis, the tallest healthy player on the team last year at 6-foot, performed notably well in the role. She led the Gators in rebounding and was the teams No. 2 scorer despite often playing out of her comfortable guard position. This year, though, things are different. Along with the return of Dimaite, the Gators welcome incoming freshmen Haley Lorenzen and Brooke Copeland to help shore up what could be a dangerous frontcourt if the team gels well and remains healthy. Every one of these freshmen we recruited with the expectation that theyll make an impact. Butler said. We werent very big last year, so the opportunity is there for Haley, right out of the gate, to make herself important. The 6-foot-3 Lorenzen will see time at center this year and ease the pressure on Dimaite, who is healthy but still dealing with soreness in the knee thats kept her off the court for two years.Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffUF womens basketball coach Amanda Butler address the media during the 2014 Florida womens basketball media day on Thursday. The Gators reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season. Butler, UF womens basketball eye strong defense in 2014 seasonAIR JORDANWhen I got home Wednesday night, I wanted to get away from everything. Between the late nights at that were sporadically coming in the Treon Harris investigation, I needed an escape, even if it was brief. So I sat down in my dorm and watched the one movie I always watch whenever I have the opportunity: The Blind Side. The movie about NFL offensive lineman Michael Oher and his story from poverty to timore Ravens is my favorite sports movie (Remember the Titans is an extremely close second). It came out in November 2009, just about two years after I started actively following football. And then, during the scene from Ohers of Memphis (Tenn.) Briarcrest Christian School I heard the Sandra Bullock-played Leigh Anne Touhy say the one phrase I hear her say every other time I Run the dang ball. When she said it, my mind raced back to Wednesdays football media availability Harris incident broke. It brought me back to Floridas offensive mindset throughout the past three years, where the Gators utilized the ground-andpound gameplan and had mixed results. It had me thinking. for UFs approach when it faces LSU Saturwrote my story for Wednesdays paper: Florida needs to run the ball and run it a lot. out terrible defending the run. They give up an average of 183.3 rushing yards per game, which is 90th out of 128 FBS teams and last among the 14 teams in the Southeastern Conference. In its last three games a win against New Mexico State and losses to Auburn and Mississippi State LSU has given up an average of 257.3 yards. Floridas passing game has been stagnant ever since its 42-21 loss to Alabama on Sept. 20, totaling just 169 total yards through the air in its past two games. So why wouldnt it revert back to the ground game when its opposing defense is terrible at defending the run? Even though starting running back Matt Jones is a game-time decision with knee swelling, coach Will Muschamp said of running backs. champ said. Adam Lane has been over repping with our guys the last couple of days just in case, a guy that I have tremendous add Brandon Powell to the mix of a guy whos going to get some snaps Saturday in some different roles. So excited about that position. backs hasnt translated to playing time on Taylor who took over as Floridas starting running back in 2013 after Jones seasonending meniscus injury against LSU has just 30 rushing attempts this season, which is less than half of Jones 72 and two less than starting quarterback Jeff Driskel. Mack Brown, who led the Gators in rushing yards in 2013 (543), has just six attempts and 58 yards on the ground this year and none since the season opener. running backs like he says he does, the fourth-year head coach needs to set them free. And he needs to run the dang ball.Running game should lead Florida offense against LSUSEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 19 Jordan McPhersontwitter: @J_McPherson1126

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Despite being on the team for three years, Dimaite has never played a game for the Gators. A graduate from The Rock School in Gainesville, Dimaite missed her entire freshman season after dislocating her right ankle over the summer before she even stepped on campus. She rehabbed successfully to return to the team the following season only to tear her ACL for and again less than a year later. looks ready to make her debut as a Gator, she has some depth behind her. Shes worked so hard every year, and while its one of the unfortunate parts of our game, shes also handled it with a great deal of toughness and grace, and been an awesome leader in that regard for our players, Butler said. I just hope she gets what she deserves this season. While the Gators are rich in players listed as a guard, they all bring versatility to the position. Redshirt junior Cassie Peoples is a player that has continued to surprise her coach. Despite being slightly undersized at 5-foot-6, Peoples plays like she is unaware of her own height. Cassie doesnt know that she has any physical shortcomings, so dont tell her anything, Butler said, jokingly. Shes just as big as anybody. A consistent slasher, Peoples has expanded her game by improving on her threefrom Texas, Peoples repeatedly a shot from behind the arc last percent of her attempts. Shes been really dominant this summer with her conditioning level, her body, her mental makeup, and shes grown more into a leadership role and embraced that, Ive been so proud of those things, Butler said. Many players, including freshman Dyandria Anderson and sophomore Ronni Williams, have experience playing larger positions despite their smaller size. Their knowledge of positions different than their growth of the team. coming against teams that Gators will have to rely on a tough nonconference schedule that includes St. Johns and Georgetown to prepare them for the ever-competitive Southeastern Conference. the SEC last year, the Gators are With numerous outlets describing the Gators season last year as an overachievement, the sentiment around the team is that its a new season and the only expectations that matter are their own. The team thinks they can advance farther than tournament, where they lost The only expectation is to play as well as their coach has seen them play. This group has really taken the challenge of what they did last year, where they all played giant roles and were important in different ways, and theyre more motivated and inspired to do more, Butler said. Look at what we did with a bunch of short kids and no bench. Weve got depth now, weve got size now, but we still have to have that same sort of in all the things they possess. Theres nothing we can do about last year, and that returning group is really practicing and preparing with a great deal of purpose and a high sense of accountability for those holes being plugged now. ALLIGATOR Kan Li / Alligator StaffKayla Lewis (front) and Ronni Williams pose during the 2014 UF womens basketball media day on Thursday. Lewis is the Gators lone senior this season W-HOOPS, from page 18 UF Sports This WeekendSwimming and Diving:Florida vs. LSU OConnell Center 4 p.m.Volleyball: Florida vs. Georgia OConnell Center 7 p.m. Soccer: Florida vs. Mississippi State James G. Pressly Stadium 7 p.m. Friday Saturday Sunday Mens Cross CountryDisney Cross Country Classic ESPN3 Orlando 7:30 p.m. Football: Florida vs. LSU SEC Network VolleyballFlorida vs. Texas A&M OConnell Center 2 p.m.

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MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Staff Writer@Morgan_MoriartyWith all the controversy surrounding the Florida football program as backup quarterback Treon Harris is under investigation for an alleged sexual batare the only things happening in ern Conference) looks to put the Floridas defense is coming gave up a program-high 672 total being on the same page, Durkin True freshman cornerback class, had his breakout performance against the Volunteers, racking up four solo tackles and Worley fumble late in the third quarter to give Florida the ball His one pass breakup on the day Anytime a guy goes out there and makes a lot of plays, and he had a great pass breakup in the end zone there the one sudden change situation and got the ball off the quarterback and had another pass breakup on third some plays, keeping going and performance in the secondary as true freshman Brandon Harris, against Auburn, earning himself a spot on the bench in the third Durkin said that both Brandon Both guys have very strong of, I think theyre probably makthey feel can run the offense the The Tigers receiving corps is Behind Dural the production drops a bit Malachi Dupre has Durkin says one of the biggest problems that the receivers cause is gaining yardage after the catch, but they arent afraid to go up and Theyre going to take shots And so they have the guys that you look at that number yards per Perhaps the most impressive statistic of Floridas game defenstopping the run it held the The defense has its hands full ing attack, led by true freshman pect in the country in last years 3, ALLIGATOR, KICKOFF Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffFlorida safety Duke Dawson (7) covers Tennessee tight end Ethan Wolf during the Gators 10-9 win against the Volunteers on Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. Florida secondary ready to continue success from Tennessee winTabor, Dawson started