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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 Police roundup: A sex offender, battery and Midtown accident update, pg 5. UF ranked in top 20 best urban planning programs:Its compared to MIT and Harvard, pg 8. UF soccer relying on depth, experience as season nears endThe Gators havent lost since Sept. 12, Pg. 16UF quarterback Jeff Driskel will share time at quarterback with true freshman Treon Harris on Saturday. Read the story on Page 13 88 /70 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13VOLUME 109 ISSUE 37 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014Andres Leiva / AlligatorThe Rev. Steven Baines speaks about the separation of church and state at 6 p.m. Monday in Pugh Hall. Baines is the religious outreach director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH BRYAN FAUXAlligator Contributing Writer Through a little divine intervention, the Rev. Steven Baines arrived at Pugh Hall on Monday evening to present a discussion on religious liberty. At the event titled Religious Liberty: What it Really Means, Baines stood in for Barry Lynn, the executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, who could not attend due to a health crisis. During his presentation, Baines spoke about the freedom to choose not to worship any deity. I cant think of anything that would destroy religious freedom in our country more than turning our houses of worship into super political action committees, said Baines, the Americans United for tor and religious outreach director. Baines said Americans United was recently involved in the Supreme Court case where it was ruled that the owners of Hobby Lobby would not have to pay for their employees contraceptives under religious freedom. This, to me, is probably the most egregious Supreme Court decision I have seen in my lifetime, Baines said. Baines said it is unfair for employers to trample on the rights of women. Baines presentation continued with comments on marriage equality. Baines said marriage equality is the biggest debate in America on all sides of the spectrum. Marriage in America is a civil institution, Baines said, emphasizing that marriage is regulated Reverend steps in for scheduled speakerSEE CHURCH, PAGE 4 SHOW A CVS CARD AND GET A FREE 16-OUNCE COFFEE WITH CIGARETTES PURCHASE. PATRICK PINAKAlligator Staff Writerppinak@alligator.orgWhen Anna Beth West heard about Kangaroo Express promotion, she was disgusted. The convenience store chain is offering a free 16-ounce coffee to any customer who presents a CVS ExtraCare Health card with a cigarette purchase. Im very against smoking because its so terrible for your health, said West, a 22-yearally unfortunate that theyre capitalizing on that. The store began offering the deal about a month ago, said Ashley Garrett, manager of the Kangaroo Express on North Main Street and Northeast 16th Avenue. This came after CVS Health announced in early September that it would stop selling tobacco products. Along with the ban, CVS Caremark changed its name to CVS Health in Sepmitment. The company also rolled out a campaign against smoking, featuring antismoking signs and products to help people quit smoking. Garrett said her district has about 10 stores Kangaroo gas stations offer smokers a deal ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Staff WriterThe Presidential Search Committee narrowed down a pool of 15 applicants to three Monday morning. President of University of Groningen in The Netherlands, were chosen to meet with the committee Tuesday. All of these people have academic distinctions that are exquisite, and Im very pleased, said committee chairman Steven Scott. Scott told the committee that choosing the next president would be a fast process, Sikes said. Scott said his wife will be happy when the process is over. He said before the committee debated the 15 applicants Monday, he had read 180 resumes and biographies There were no new applicants this weekend, which was unusual, he said. I wish more could have come forward, as you can imagine, Scott said. But the Sunshine Law is not something everyone is willing to deal with. But we do have a very good pool. paid $95,000, which is low for comparable presidential search services, Sikes said. Scott said he feels good about the remaining three appli-Search for Machens successor continues this weekPoppema McLaughlin Fuchs SEE PREZ, PAGE 4 SEE CVS, PAGE 4 Steven Baines


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 0889-24232, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014The Alligator The Alligator SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTSUNNY 84/57 SUNNY 84/57 SUNNY 81/55 THUNDER STORMS 81/55 THUNDER STORMS 88/70 The Alligator The Alligator VOLUME 109 ISSUE 37 eleganceofscience@uflib.ufl. edu. Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived exhibit The largest shark ever known has returned to Gainesville. Visit the Florida Museum of Natural Historys featured exhibit about Megalodon, a dominant marine predator that once cruised the worlds oceans. Walk through the full-scale jaw of a 60-footlong shark sculpture to learn the story of this fantastic ancient creature, including its size, structure, diet, lifespan, relatives, neighbors, evolution, extinction and new science that continues to reveal Megalodons tale. The objectrich exhibit features fossil specimens from several collections and life-sized scale models of other fossils and modern sharks. Tooth-shaped display units include actual Megalodon fossils, and the exhibit is rich in hands-on, family-friendly activities. It is on display through Jan. 4. UF students with a valid Gator 1 Card receive free admission. 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?Small Group Training Open House Small Group Training offers the opportunity to explore fitness in a different way by merging group fitness classes with personal training. Small Group Training classes focus on a specialized format, individual progression and skill development at an affordable price. Stop by the Small Group Training Open House at the Southwest Recreation Center for a free opportunity to check out the classes RecSports has to offer. Open House sessions are today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit recsports. Community Fans Rejoice: Hipp Cinema Presents HARMONTOWN The Hippodrome Cinema presents HARMONTOWN tonight at 7 p.m. HARMONTOWN follows Community writerproducer Dan Harmon as he travels the country broadcasting his popular podcast and performs live for his cult-like fan base. Visit to reserve your ticket as seating is limited. Admission is $10. No discounts. The Hippodrome Cinema is located inside the Hippodrome State Theatre at 25 SE Second Place. For a complete listing of films and additional showtimes, please visit Humanists on Campus Meeting Join UFs only humanist organization for a spirited discussion on such themes as religion, science, ethics and politics Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 237. For more information, join our Facebook group: UF HoC: Humanists on Campus. Sandra Abdalian: SWE Fall speaker series Sandra Abdalian, career coach and founder of Your Career Engineer, will be at UF on Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. in Marston L136. She will be discussing how to create a career and life you love for all engineers. RSVP at events/1451437528414454/ and email Erin Winick with any questions at president. LGBT speaker coming to Gainesville Join us Oct. 21 as Elizabethe Payne, the founder and director of The Queering Education Research Institute (QuERI), currently located at Hunter College in New York City, hosts a discussion about the importance of restructuring school culture in order to address the issue of LGBT bullying. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will be hosted at Cymplify Central located at 5402 NW Eighth Ave. It is sponsored by UF LGBT Affairs and Gainesville Equality Youth. Big Pink Volleyball Registration closes Oct. 23 Big Pink Volleyball is happening Oct. 28 at Southwest Recreation Center. Unlike regular volleyball, Big Pink Volleyball is played with a hot pink Kin-Ball, a 4-foottall, 2-pound sport ball. Registration closes Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. on Your team must have a minimum of four players to participate. Additional players may be on your team, but no more than six can play at a time. Participants are asked to donate $5, with all proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Fund at UF Health. For more information, visit detail/6014. Servant Leadership Institute The Servant Leadership Institute is a day-long experience, sponsored by the UF Center for Leadership and Service, for student groups who are interested in increasing the breadth and depth of their impact on UFs campus and in the greater Gainesville community. As a participant in the Servant Leader Institute, you will have the opportunity to network, solve problems and develop skills and knowledge related to servant leadership, coalition building and service learning with other student leaders, Gainesville community members, and UF faculty and staff. The Institute will take place on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Applications are due by Nov. 3. You and two other members of your organization are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply to be a participant, please visit: http:// Elegance of Science art competition The Marston Science Library and Florida Museum of Natural History have resurrected the Elegance of Science art competition, which emphasizes and facilitates the link between artistic and scientific perceptions of reality. The contest is open to UF students, staff or faculty who have created two-dimensional images as part of their research or that incorporate scientific tools or concepts. Entries must be submitted by Dec. 20. For more information, visit elegance-science/ or email Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online




in it, all of which are offering the deal. The Kangaroo Express on West University Avenue and Southwest 13th Street is participating in the promotion but hasnt put out posters or signs for it. Garrett said she thinks the promotion might be an attempt to reach out to customers who previously bought tobacco products from CVS. Garrett, who said she started her position last Thursday, has seen the promotion used twice, both by the same middle-aged woman. It wont be popular at this location because we dont get a lot of student customers, she said. West said she knew CVS stopped selling tobacco products but hadnt heard about Kangaroo Express promotion until Monday. As a medical student, West spent all Monday morning talking to middle schoolers about the negative health effects of smoking, but said it wasnt her place to tell someone else not to take part in the stores promotion. Katlyn Etheridge, 20, said she doesnt smoke but isnt that upset with the deal. People can do what they want, said Etheridge, a UF sophomore. Santa Fe College graphic design junior Natalie Gerber, 21, said she smokes cigarettes every once in a while and said the promotion gives students an incentive to smoke. Were all kind of scraping by, so if there are smokers, theyd take advantage of it, she said. by the state. Baines shared stories of religious leaders who refused to marry interracial or interfaith couples. That is the freedom of religion that I do not agree with, Baines said. Jenna Goldman, a 21-yearold political science and history senior, attended Baines speech because she said she was interested in the topic. Im Jewish and was always the only Jewish kid in school, so this has always affected me, especially prayer in school and feeling very alienated, so this is something Ive always been interested in, Goldman said. Attendees could ask questions toward the end of the presentation. Kenneth D. Wald, a UF professor of political science, said Baines did a great job of explaining why separation of church and state is good for religious liberty. Very many people sort of assume if you want to keep religion, you know, out of state youre somehow hostile toward religion, Wald said. And I think what he showed is if you respect religion, its best if it is kept out of the state, preserving the freedom of individuals to believe and say what they want. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014Megan Reeves/Alligator StaffKangaroo Express convenience stores have started a promotion in which customers who present a CVS ExtraCare Health Card while buying cigarettes will receive a free 16-ounce coffee. CAMPUS ADRIANA Di GRAZIANOAlligator Contributing Writer After a nurse contracted Ebola in Dallas, the UF community is preparing for a potential outbreak. The New York Times reported Sunday that a nurse at the Texas Health Presbyterian within the U.S., the second diagnosed and the There is no reason to panic, said Paul Psychas, an assistant professor at the UF Eastside Community Practice. He said the people most at risk are the health care workers. Ebola is highly infectious even if someone is quite careful, Psychas said. Even a slight mistake can lead to infection. According to The New York Times, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tective gear available to health workers for treating Ebola patients and place them into more specialized facilities with containment units. Psychas said preparation and protocol UF Health on-campus facilities as well as UF Health Shands Hospital are actively preparing for the possibility of an Ebola case. We are taking every step necessary to be sure we are ready, Psychas said. Drills and trainings are ongoing. Nurses, doctors and other health care staff are being trained to recognize possible cases of Ebola and to check people that have been traveling to Dallas and to countries where the virus has traveled. UF Ebola study group member Cassidy Howell, a 21-year-old international studies senior, said the most important aspect in the lack of information. A lot of uninformed people have begged for a travel ban, she said. As students we can educate the public about the truths of Ebola.UF prepared if Ebola does spread 17 WERE ARRESTED. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS protesters and used pepper spray to subdue some of them Sunday in a St. Louis neighborhood not far from the suburb where violence erupted this summer after the shooting of a black man by a white policeman. The arrests were the only incident in an otherwise peaceful weekend of demonstrations in the city to protest the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson in August. The shooting sparked sometimes-violent demonstrations in the predominantly black suburb. Early Sunday morning, about 200 protesters gathered in Shaw, a south St. Louis neighborhood where last week another black 18-year-old was Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said. The protesters, some wearing masks, marched toward a QuikTrip convenience store and tried to force open its doors, Dotson said. Riot police told the crowd to disperse, but about 50 protesters linked arms to create a human chain, he said. About half of them heeded the police warning. The people who were left there were people who made a conscious decision they wanted to be arrested, Dotson said. rock but was not seriously injured, those arrested to comply with police, Dotson said. Police were charging those arrested with unlawful assembly then releasing them Sunday.Some St. Louis arrests at Brown shooting protestsTen local stores are participating CVS, from page 1 CHURCH, from page 1Baines talked about separation of church, state, religious liberty The committee expects to select new president by Wednesdaycants. He and the committee came up with several questions for todays interviews. I think theyll bring different perspectives, he said. As president, Bernie Machen makes about $500,000 a year. Sikes said the salary of the new president will be negotiated once a candidate is selected. Candidate interviews will begin today ference Center in the Century A room and are open to the public. Following the interviews, the search committee will choose at least two candidates to stand in front of the Candidates will participate in faculty and campus/community assemblies today through Wednesday. The Board of Trustees meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday and continue until a president is selected. Scott said he is ready to wrap up the process. months, and its been exhaustive, he said. This is the culmination. PREZ, from page 1 Presidential Search Committee Candidate Assembly Times Campus/Community assemblies Today Candidate 1 will speak from 5 to 6 p.m., in the Emerson Alumni Hall Classroom Candidate 2 will speak from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Emerson Alumni Hall Presi dents Room B Candidate 3 will speak from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., in the Emerson Alumni Hall Presi dents Room BFaculty assemblies Today Candidate 1 will speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Emerson Alumni Hall Class room Candidate 2 will speak from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the Emerson Alumni Hall Presi dents Room B Wednesday, Oct.15 Candidate 3 will speak from 8:15 to 9:45 We are taking every step necessary to be sure we are ready. Drills and trainings are ongoing.Paul PsychasEastside Community Practice asst. professor


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Adriana Barbat / AlligatorSafe CyclingBoming Zhang, a 21-year-old UF accounting junior, registers his bicycle with a UPD investigator on Turl ington Plaza on Monday. UPD offers the free service to counter bicycle theft. CRIME MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Writermmihm@alligator.orgA registered sex offender was arrested early himself while being escorted from 101 Cantina in Midtown. At about 1:30 a.m., Dennis Richard Millbanned from the restaurant and bar, located name was Denny Richard Robinson, but that name came up as a young black man when police looked it up. Police found Millners drivers license after age. Police also discovered Millner had a Tallahassee warrant for leaving town despite being a registered sex offender. He was arrested on his warrant and charges of providing a false name to a law enforcement A patient at a rehabilitation center was arrested Monday morning after he hit one of the Anthony Dwayne Howard was said to be acting aggressively toward other patients and staff at Gainesvilles Meridian location, 4300 SW 13th St. A report said the 42-year-old made center and was seen walking around the area The victim, a staff tech for the facility who was wearing scrubs, was clearing patients from the area. As the victim walked by at about 10 a.m., Howard punched her on the left side of her jaw. She said she had minor pain in her jaw, but did not request medical attention. He was arrested on charges of battery and his bond had not been set as of press time. A Gainesville man was arrested Sunday after police said he broke into an empty house A woman called police after she returned to her apartment and found her back door open after she had been gone for a few days. She said the attics ceiling was also open and she noticed many items missing. When police arrived at the victims apartTyree Smith walking out of a connecting apartment two doors down wearing a necklace with a heart on it, which the victim reported as being stolen. Smith, 34, told police it was a gift from his girlfriend but later changed his story. After he was read his rights, Smith told posmashed through the next-door apartments back window and crawled through the attic space to access the victims residence last Wednesday at 6 p.m. Smith said McClendon then let him inside of the apartment to move the victims belongings back to his place. Police recovered most of the missing items. While police were searching Smith, they found a small plastic bag with about two grams of marijuana in his right pocket. They also found cigars, which Smith said he used to smoke the marijuana. Smith was arrested on charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is Police said the two pedestrians hit while atStreet and University Avenue in front of the Swamp Restaurant area late Friday will likely be cited for pedestrian violations. UF students Christopher D. Olson, 21, and Audrey E. Clark, 20, suffered severe, non-lifethreatening injuries. The driver, Sonya Williams, 40, had the green light. Police are awaiting toxicology reports. Police roundup: sex offender; battery; Midtown accident update IT COSTS $120. ALEXIA FERNANDEZAlligator Staff Writerafernandez@alligator.orgTekMatic Corp., a startup based out of Miami and Gainesville, is batting its way to a home run with the development of a new training baseball bat used by Major League Baseball players. Greg Tekerman was inspired to create the bat after the Kansas City Royals, said there was no tool for baseball players to improve their game. Tekerman then decided to create the TekBat in 2012 with the help of his son, Hayden, and Ibanez. Raul tried several prototypes and helped us get it to what it is now, said Hayden Tekerman, a 21-year-old UF biological engineering senior. He sent my dad to Pennsylvania to Chandler Bats where they The design of the bat shows players their strengths and weaknesses whenever they hit the ball. Without the correct stance or placement of hands on the or down instead of the straight shot baseball players should aim for. The handle of the bat was developed to be heavier and larger than a regular bat, preventing a player from rolling their wrists which can affect the way a ball is hit. Hayden Tekerman began to handle the business from Gainesville as soon as the bats design became patented and developed. Twenty-three TekBats have been sold, according to the TekMatic Corp. website. One TekMegan Diaz, a 20-year-old UF education sophomore, played baseball at her mothers baseball academy in Miami. She said the bat is worth the money if it helps players improve their batting averages. MLB players have batting coaches who are usually responsible for correcting their form and style, she said. Its not always helpful, though, because it implies that the hitter is adopting their coachs batting form instead of their own. Diaz said a batting coach would still be helpful, but the bat would give players a more personal training experience. The bat would give the player time to still develop their technique, she said. Theyd only need a couple of adjustments for improvement. Tekerman and his father are now developing an app that acts as a virtual baseball coach. If thats successful, Tekerman said, the company will have a competitive edge against other companies that have been in the business for decades. Ibanez has spread the message about TekMatic and the TekBat, causing interest from players such as Kyle Seager from the Seattle Mariners, who now uses it for practice. A lot of notable players have used the bat and liked it, Tekerman said. I want our company to be a top competitor in the industry.Kansas City Royals player practices with locally made bat THE ASSOCIATED PRESS bishops signaled a radical shift in tone Monday about accepting gays into the church, saying they had gifts to offer and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provided homosexual couples with precious support. In a preliminary report released halfway through a Vatican meeting on family life called by Pope Francis the bishops also said the Church must welcome divorcees and recognize the positive aspects of civil marriages and even Catholics who cohabitate, as well as the children of less-traditional families. While it does not change Church doctrine, the tone of the report on a host of hot-button family issues such as marriage, divorce, homosexuality and birth control was one of almost-revolutionary acceptance and understanding rather than condemnation. It will guide a closedis issued Saturday. LGBT rights groups hailed what they called a seismic shift in the Churchs attitude toward gays. For the LGBT Catholics in the United States and around the world, this new document is a light in the darkness a dramatic new tone from a church hierarchy that has long denied the very existence of committed and loving gay and lesbian partnerships, said Chad Campaign, the biggest LGBT rights organization in the U.S. Some conservative cardinals downplayed the report as insigable, while conservative groups denounced it as heresy and a betrayal that will only serve to confuse Catholics. Confused, contradictory chaos in Rome, headlined the arch-conservative commentator Michael Voris. Bishops clearly took into account the views of the pope, whose who am I to judge? comment about gays signaled a new tone of welcome for the Church. views of ordinary Catholics who in responses to Vatican questionnaires in the run-up to the synod rejected Church teaching on birth control and homosexuality as outdated and irrelevant. In a sign of the chasm that is apparently underway, Pope Francis decided late Friday to add six progressives from four continents to the synod leadership to help prepare the vatives were elected to leadership positions. were Africans, who are traditionally among the most conservative on family issues.Vatican accepts LGBT, divorce


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. 63 TOTAL VOTES19% YES 81% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Are you worried about the Snapchat leak? Todays question: Are you following the search for the next UF president?Connections matter: Keep home roots W their college careers, one of three things undoubtedly occurs: They forget their families at home exist, they become incredibly homesick and call them every night or they cheerfully manage to keep up relationships with their families while also balancing and enjoying school like an ultimate pro. Kudos to those who can swing that. Weve all been through that tough breaking away from your family, your friends or just your pet. College is always an adjustment period. bing homesick mess and called my mom every other night. I holed up in my bed like a gnome afraid of sunlight and new college experiences. This feeling of intense homesickness was really new for me because Id been away from home before often for long periods. The year before, Id traveled halfway across the world for two months without batting an eyelash or crying a single homesick tear. But bring on the waterworks. Of course, this changed as I got used to college, got involved and made new friends. Id like to let anybody who is suffering from homesickness now know this it does that by the middle of this semester, with a full course load and a mountain of extra things to do which hungrily eat up my time and energy, I am only calling my family and friends at home perhaps once every three weeks. ing a homesick gnome. My family is tightly knit. I have two wonderful sisters that Id like to remain close with for rest of my life. Its important to me to keep up that connection, and in college its easy to forget how much time has passed. Its easy to miss how much might have changed in the lives of those you love when suddenly you dont speak to them every day. Whether its family, friends, a partner, an organization you were part of or your loyal and lovable puppy, we all have things and people special to us that weve left behind to come here to is true if you hail from across the country, overseas or only 30 minutes from Gainesville. Sometimes, when the haze of homesickness has lifted and we feel comfortable in our place and with our goals, we can lose sight of the relationships and the bonds we Recently, I came across an article in the New York Times not. The article is about a photography project by Nicholas Nixon made up of 40 different photographs of four sisters article was well written, but the portraits were especially enthralling. The photographs illustrate the closeness the sisters have maintained their whole lives, but they also tell the reader a story about the human condition connections to other people are important and worth safeguarding. In every picture, the sisters age, but their relationships with each other never seem to fade. and activities, we can forget to nurture the relationships weve formed with loved ones in the past, often because we are so busy building networks with new people. Sometimes, we myself included need a reminder to treasure and maintain these bonds. We should make an effort not to forget about the connections weve made with important people in our lives and remember that every relationship we create can be meaningful. Sally Greider is a UF English and public relations sophomore. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.Memorial should inspire veteran commitmentThis week in Washington, D.C., a new memorial honoring disabled veterans opened to the public. According to the Popes visits to hospitals treating wounded soldiers inspired her efforts to create the new memorial. I believe this memorial is a call to action to give them the best There are more than four million wounded veterans in the During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, car fortunately, those words of support ring hollow today, as our country has failed miserably to attend to the needs of veterans returning from those wars. Here in Gainesville, the disastrous scandals at the Malcom minder of Americas shortcomings in veteran health care. In June, three mental health care administrators were suspended after the discovery of a secret list containing more than 200 patients waiting for treatment. The Gainesville Sun reported that wait times at Randall are among the worst in the nation at Phoenix, Arizona. The scandal, which ultimately led to resignacords and lengthy waiting lists. Perhaps someday, our country will eventually stop sending our young men and women off to be injured, disabled and killed ensure that our veterans are treated properly and with respect. Rather than continuing to pour billions of dollars into the coffers of private defense contractors, Congress should redirect that money toward ensuring that our disabled veterans receive the best health care we can provide. Rather than simply repeating the worn out trope of Support action by providing our veterans with a high-quality, fully-functional health care system. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITOR Sally


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 The Drug Enforcement Administration has frequently displayed reckless disregard for the lives of any person associated with drugs. The agencys thoughtless behavior recently reached a new low. According to reports released last week, a impersonated a young single mother who was awaiting sentencing for drug charges. In addition to posting personal photos of the woman, which he obtained from her cell phone, he also communicated with her friends and acquaintances, sent a friend request to a fugitive and created false status updates all without her knowledge. A U.S. attorney defended the agents actions as serving a legitimate law enforcement purpose. These actions point to a disturbing cycle of dehumanization in the war on drugs, especially in our country. For decades, the U.S. government has treated nonviolent drug offenders as though they are less than human beings. Instead of treatment and education, they receive aggressive and terrifying SWAT raids, and extremely harsh prison sentences. Their privacy is disrespected, their safety is compromised and the value of their lives is treated with indifference. What good has come out of it? Treating drug abuse as a criminal justice issue instead of a public health issue has resulted in increased drug-related violence, the establishment of billion-dollar drug cartels and a staggering incarceration rate that continues to rise. Even though American taxpayers have spent an overwhelming $1 trillion over the past four decades on the war on drugs, our prisons are bursting with nonviolent drug offenders. This isnt surprising, considering that the DEAs very existence relies upon the constant process of arrests and convictions. Irrationally labeling drug abuse as a criminal problem is the reason why the U.S. makes up only 5 percent of the worlds population but holds almost 25 percent of the worlds prisoners. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, about half of federal prisoners are serving drug-related sentences. U.S. policy makers desperately need to admit that the current drug policies are doing much more harm than good. To truly curb drug abuse and help addicts, the U.S. government should follow a model that is proven to have positive effects. Thirteen years ago, Portugal suffered from troubling drug abuse and addiction problems in its communities.Instead of pumping money into criminal investigations and prisons, Portugals government made the controversial decision to decriminalize all drugs and establish policies and programs for prevention, treatment and harm reduction. Drug possession is still prohibited but treated as a civil offense, much like a parking violation. People found with small amounts of drugs are sent to appear in front of a special commission, which analyzes each case and makes recommendations for treatment or non-criminal penalties. Health practitioners are heavily involved in the decision. The results are incredible. Youth drug use has decreased, overdose rates have fallen, and more addicts are seeking treatment than ever before. Without the fear of being thrown in prison, people struggling with drug abuse are coming forward to receive help. The war on drugs has failed, but it does not have to stay a failure. As demonstrated by Portugals success, education and health programs will go a long way in effectively lowering rates of drug abuse and the crimes that come with it. In order to see the improvements these new policies will bring to our society, the U.S. government must confront its own addiction to incarceration. Otherwise, the cycle of drug abuse, violence and imprisonment will conMoriah Camenker is a UF public relations senior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.The DEA has gone too far; its time to end the War on DrugsColumn Moriah As representatives for UFs 4,000 graduate assistants, we received last Mondays presidential search update with great concern. Not only have UF administrators failed to adequately include graduate assistant representation at any step of this weeks three-day selection process, they actually seem to have no interest in including graduate assistants in the vetting of UFs next president at all. mittee and subcommittee meetings and outreach to the greater UF community, Graduate Assistants United has not been contacted once throughout the process. Given our recent efforts at increasing transparency at UF, such disregard for the largest percentage of the universitys workforce particularly at the levels of but on the leadership at the helm of the Presidential Search Committee. However, as United Faculty of Florida representative Paul Ortiz aptly pointed out: Students, faculty and the broader community should be involved in every step of this process because all of these constituencies will be affected by this decision. The days when university administrations were ivory towers, isolated from their surrounding communities, are long gone. Yet current developments beg the question does an ivory tower still stand in Gainesville? GAU has demanded greater transparency within the selection process, receiving so far a tepid response from Search does this weeks schedule essentially cram the exposure time that candidates will have with the UF community at the end of a terse and is an encroaching reality the next UF president is not expected to know about or hear from the universitys graduate assistants. We ask all candidates on the search committees shortlist to right the wrongs created by this whirlwind search and seriously consider the following questions: Will you make the time to meet with members of the graduate assistant community and their legal labor representatives, GAU? Moreover, as the next president of UF, will you continue to make us pay to work by charging us up to many graduate assistants are forced below the poverty line by having to pay fees back to our employer? We eagerly look forward to each of the candidates answers to these questions. And we sincerely hope GAU and the incoming president are able to work together to help remove the many obstacles graduate assistants have faced over the last few years. Mauro J. Caraccioli is the chief steward for Graduate Assistants United.Grad assistants left out of prez searchGuest Column This summer, while working for a startup in Tel Aviv, I took a weekend to travel to Jerusalem and visit the Holocaust memorial. There, I walked by black and white photos of charred synagogues, Jewish-owned storefronts with shattered windows and signs calling for boycotts of Jewish businesses. I found it oddly reminiscent of earlier that day, when I was reading news headlines about people hurling Molotov cocktails at synagogues in Paris and burning Israeli ing death to the Jews! This past week, anti-Semitism hit closer to home when a Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in Atlanta was vandalized with swastikas. This act was not only offensive, naive and spiteful, but extremely terrifying. It seems that as much as we try to teach each generation to never forget the Holocaust, there are those who blatantly undermine the bitter history behind a swastika and its meaning to six million Jews, as well as millions of homosexuals, Africans, people with disabilities, Christian activists and Gypsies. There is absolutely no excuse for anti-Semitism in the present day, yet it continues under the misguided veil of anti-Israel sentiment. Whoever draws an analogy of the political situation in Israel to Nazi Germany is shamefully ignorant. Its OK to be critical of Israeli political policy in fact, Israel encourages open discussion and moral debate. Its OK to criticize Israel just as one would criticize other nations for their faults. It is when one deliberately singles out and criticizes the Jewish nation or the Jewish people that they embody anti-Semitism. Why does the United Nations constantly condemn Israel for perceived human scales go without mention in countries like Cuba, Sudan, China and Iran? This is antiSemitism. Why is it that its now the 21st century and yet, an Emory Jewish fraternity house is vandalized with a swastika, the preeminent symbol of hatred and bigotry? This is antiSemitism. Why is it that if you walk through the 13th Street tunnel on the UF campus, you see paired with swastikas? This is anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism takes many forms, and it is shameful that many facets of the prejudice whose long history dates back ish expulsion from England Europe and the riots in Paris continue to this day. This should no longer be a part of our daily lives; we must maintain the promise to never forget and relegate hatred to history books and black and white photos. Arielle Davis is a UF business senior.Recent vandalism at Emory AEPi mattersGuest columnMauro J. CaraccioliSpeaking Out Arielle DavisSpeaking Out


ITS COMPARED TO MIT AND HARVARD. CHLOE STRADINGERAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Department of Urban and Regional Planning graduate program was ranked the 14th best out of all graduate urban planning programs. This new ranking puts the department in the College of Design, Construction and Planning three spots above its 2012 ranking and next to schools like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The graduate program also ern Conference. Were up there in the big leagues, and we want to stay in the big leagues, said the college. The list was published by Planetizen, a source for urban planning news, editorials and jobs. The publications Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs surveyed 97 schools with urban planning masters degrees and considered factors such as grade point averages, faculty publications and opinion surveys. Kristin Larsen, director of chitecture and Planning, said the publication is the only one that ranks solely graduate planning programs and is the go-to publication for students. Its important because faculty at other universities look at these rankings, and they pay attention to these rankings, Larsen said. Its a way for us to compare our program and strengthen it further. department has 13 faculty members and about 122 stuhave a fully online masters degree, which was established in 2012. Larsen said the online component might be a reason the school has gained recognition. draw students in, she said. The Department of Urban and Regional Planning celebrated its 40th anniversary last Thursday. help recruit new students and keep alumni proud. The school is gaining recognition because of the quality of research, publications and students that come out of the school, he said. Part of it is being productive but also highly visible among those who answer the questionnaire and identify which programs are the best in the country, he said. 8, ALLIGATOR Andres Leiva / AlligatorSafety First SEVEN HIGH SCHOOLERS WERE ARRESTED. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSof seven high school football players on charges of sexually abusing younger teammates, attention turned to whether the states antibullying laws adequately address team sports. were charged Friday over behavior that allegedly occurred during a 10day period last month. which passed an anti-bullying law in 2002 and has added to it since then, is among the leaders nationwide in dealing with the problem. dress sports teams. sioner David Hespe said the allegations have prompted a review. We do see this as an opportunity to provide guidance and to take a fresh look at how school districts have ... been responding to hazing and bullying, he said. He also said it is an opportunity to see what additional best practices can be put in place. cautioned against rushing to make changes before all the facts are known. The natural question is who was supervising these students so that that cant happen. We dont know that right now, Wisniewski all the facts, and we dont have all the facts. The states high school sports governing body, in its constitution, encourages schools to establish rules on hazing, and schools are also obligated under state law to have anti17-page anti-bullying policy doesnt mention the words athletics, sports or coaches. nization is going to review its rules on hazing and expand its education programs addressing the issue. ard Labbe, who canceled the rest of the schools football season last week return calls for comment Monday. Labbe has said he is weighing the future of the football program, which has won three sectional titles reville, a community of about 40,000 I will say clearly: Whether we have a football program moving forward is certainly a question in upon the severity of the charges, Im not sure. Three of the students were charged with aggravated sexual assault, hazing and other crimes stemming from an act of sexual penetration against a team member. The four other students were charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact and other offenses. they are minors. It isnt known whether coaches abuse or suspected it was going on. While many strongly criticized Labbes decision to cancel the season last week, the reaction on Monday was more sober. It just kind a puts a real damper on your view of your town, said teachers, your school. Thinking, wow, I thought I lived in a great town that people really loved each just shows a lack of care and concern for our neighbors.New Jersey football player arrests put focus on hazing policies Before we talk about the need to legislate, we should and we dont have all the AssemblymanRESEARCH ANNIE GARCIA-TUNONAlligator Contributing WriterUF beekeepers are awaiting legislation that could bring a $3.5 million bee research facility to campus. proposal for a $2.5 million grant to build a beekeeping research facilthe process of regrouping in order to lobby for their cause. Laurence Cutts, a self-professed Florida bee advocate, said the facility has plenty of support within the beekeeping community. The original $2.5 million vetoed in 2013 would have gone toward building the facility. With the proposed $3.5 million, the plans include an adjoining auditorium and teaching facility. Cutts said UF already has architectural plans for the facility and is strategizing to go back to the legislature to get the proposal approved. Florida TaxWatch, a private company that closely monitors how taxpayer money is spent, compiled a report on the facility this year. The report said the facility would pay for itself and bring in an extra $1 The addition of the facility to UF would make Florida one of the top beekeeping research facilities in the world, Cutts said. said the legislative effort is being being spearheaded by the association. We are going back to the legislature and we will make a better matter who is in the governors seat Cutts said UF has received so much attention in the beekeeping community for its leadership and associate professor of entomology. Lobbying for the funds to build the new facility has already started among beekeepers and their local government. The association hired a lobbyist in 2014 and will resubmit a proposal by the end of this year. Though beekeeping is not the focal point of the university, Cutts cility would reach beyond UF to the If the proposal is approved and the grant is received, Cutts said he foresees that the new lab will be built within two years. We are going to keep lobbying until we get it, Cutts said.UF beekeepers buzzing about grant UF ranked in top 20 best graduate urban planning programs


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 LEXIE BYERSAlligator Contributing WriterBefore Bryan Dubno graduated from UF, he created an application for The Gator Nation. The computer science alumnus developed the original UFmobile app, which he said could reach about 36,000 users daily. But I ran into legal trouble with the university and had to take it down, he said. Now, a UF-sponsored app stands in its place. Dubnos original UFmobile app sparked his interest in app creation and has led to his latest endeavor Kiwi. Just two weeks after Kiwi was released, the phone personalization app had been downloaded more than 1.1 million times. The app allows users to create a custom keyboard with color backgrounds and images from photo libraries, which users can then apply gradient and blur effects to. It gives people a way to make their phone their own, Dubno said. Its sort of like opening your computer and seeing a picture that makes you happy. About 200 fonts are available for keyboard use on the app, Dubno said. Kiwi also allows iOS 8 users to share the keyboards they create with a link for other people to download and use, he said. Dubno started working on the app in July, and it was released Sept. 17. Travis Noddings, a 20-year-old UF English junior, said he downloaded the app as soon as it was released. I think the app is awesome instead of just having a custom picture on your lock screen or home screen, you can have something personal on your keyboard.UF alumnus develops smartphone personalization app THE ASSOCIATED PRESSShark bites woman off Melbourne Beach A shark bit a woman on the hand as she swam in the Atlantic Ocean off Melbourne Beach. The woman told paramedics on Sunday afternoon the shark was 2 to 3 feet long. Brevard County Fire Rescue District Chief Josh Shepherd said the shark bit her right hand. The woman, who is in her early 20s, was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne for treatment. Shepherd described the womans wound as a pretty was not life-threatening. Truck containing 36,000 pounds of Crisco stolen A truck containing 18 tons of Crisco sticks headed to a grocery store distribution center was stolen in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg Police said a tractor-trailer containing the 36,000 pounds of shortening was snatched Sunday. The truck was destined for a Publix distribution center in Lakeland. Authorities said the stolen tractor was a red Volvo with a Florida tag and the business name NS Express LLC on both sides of the cab. The trailer was a white Hyundai. Boy drowns while attending birthday party Authorities say a 9-year-old boy drowned while at a birthday party in the Fort Lauderdale suburb Southwest Ranches. Police said the boy was spotted at the bottom of the pool Sunday evening. He was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital West. The child did not live at the home. It was unclear how long he was at the bottom of the pool.In other Florida newsIt changes the keyboard Its sort of like opening your computer and seeing a picture that makes you happy.Bryan DubnoUF alumnusNEWS BRIEFSKan Li / Alligator StaffAll the Kings Men and Queens Women


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG UF soccer coach Becky Burleigh said the sky is the limit for the Gators. Read the story on Page 16.Did you know?UF sixth-year senior wide receiver Andre Debose leads the country in punt return average (30.3 yards/return). Debose returned a punt for a touchdown against LSU.Holston, Alhassan honored by SECUF volleyball sophomore right-side hitter Alex Holston and freshman middle Blocker Rhamat Alhassan were respectively named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week and SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday. MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Staff Writer@Morgan_MoriartyJeff Driskel is the Gators starting quarterback as of right now, but fans will get another glimpse of what true freshman Treon Harris has to offer when Florida takes on Missouri on Saturday night. Coach Will Muschamp announced Monday afternoon that both quarterbacks will take snaps against the Tigers. Right now Jeff will probably start, the fourth-year head coach said, but theyre both going to play. Harris last time out was on the road against Tennessee, where he came in late in the third quarter for Driskel and completed two of four passes good for 17 yards and added 25 rushing yards on seven carries. The Miami native is back on the team after missing a week of practice while being investigated for alleged sexual battery. Muschamp said that missing a week as a true freshman may affect him more then it would an upperclassman, but he has an impressive playmaking ability that didnt go unnoticed in practice. You take the ball in the right spots, accurate with his passes, has seen and noticed throughout his opportunities, though limited in game. Muschamp said. Harris, the No. 3 ranked dualthreat prospect in the 2014 recruiting class rankings, stepped on campus in August after a recruiting process in which he was highly recruited by Florida, Auburn and Miami the school closest to his high school Booker T. Washington. Harris passed for more than 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior at Booker T. while throwing only four interceptions. Hes got a certain persona about himself, Muschamp said. Thats why in his last two years at Booker T. he was 30-0. That tells Kan Li / Alligator StaffJeff Driskel attempts a pass during UFs 30-27 loss to LSU. Driskel and true freshman Treon Harris will both play against Missouri on Saturday. Driskel, Harris to play against Mizzou HE IS LISTED AS DAYTO-DAY RICHARD JOHNSONAlligator Staff Writer@RagjUFLate in Floridas 30-27 loss to LSU Saturday night, a silence enveloped the more than 88,000 fans in attendance. Receiver Latroy Pittman lay motionless on the turf, being tended to by trainers. Much of the LSU team took to a knee, some could be seen praying, but most of Floridas team seemed to be huddling, talking through what they were about to do on the next series. Muschamp said Pittman was going to be all right after the game, and Sunday morning UF released a statement that Pittman was released from the hospital Saturday night. But Florida fan Kyle Morgan took to Facebook in a rant about the sequence of events and it was picked up by the New Orleans Times-Picayune among his ravings included: Fire Will Muschamp, Jerbad head coach who cant win enough games, then do it for the better reason. Fire him for failing to be a leader of men. Fire him because he lacks the respect for an injured player that over 80,000 other people possessed in that stadium. back at allegations that he was callous in the wake of what seemed like a serious injury at the time. Well, the information is relayed to me immediately that he had movement, Muschamp said. We took that time, and weve not instructed our players to take a knee in those situations, any time someone gets hurt, we dont always know the severity of the injury or the situation. Thats not something that weve done, been that weve ever done. Muschamp said they had plays to go over for the next series including a potential Muschamp did end up going over to where Pittman was laying near the middle of er told him while still on the Injuries: Defensive lineman Leon Orr is questionable for the Missouri game with a knee injury. Matt Jones ankle forced Notebook: Pittman OK after in-game injury against LSUVOLLEYBALL EDEN OTEROAlligator Staff Writer@edenotero_l enough to start as soon as they enter college. But this is not a perfect world. On Friday, No. 8 Florida (12-3, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) debuted an unfamiliar face from its roster against unranked Georgia (9-7, 1-3 SEC). Freshman defensive specialist Sam Dubiel received her opportunity to see some time on freshman defensive specialists to experience game time. Dubiel started her career after subbing in during the second set against Georgia. She played the back row with seniors Maddy Monserez and Holly Pole, but did not record any digs, blocks or serves. But on Sunday, she had the opportunity to make a difference in the game, playing in her second set of her second match of the season against then-No.19 Texas A&M (11-5, 3-2 SEC). Sam, a freshman who had not gotten playing time, coach Mary Wise said. She had strained an abdominal muscle which didnt alher serve in terms of maybe less speed on it but real high accuracy. The defensive specialist subbed in for the serve is one of the best on the team if not the best she has ever seen. Shes just getting better and better at pracHes got a certain persona about himself. Thats why in his last two years at Booker T. he was 30-0. That tells you something about him. Hes a winner.Will MuschampUF coachSEE FOOTBALL, P A GE 15 SEE NOTEBOOK, P A GE 15 SEE VOLLEY, P A GE 15 Shes just getting better and better at practice.Mary WiseUF coach


14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 AIR JORDANFlorida (3-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) can still very well win the SEC East and make it to the conference champisince 2009. They have four SEC matchups remaining on the schedule all of which are against of those games is against Missouri (4-2, 1-1 SEC) on Saturday night in the Swamp at 7. Here are four points to watch out for when the Gators face their second set of Tigers in as many weeks. 1. Floridas two-quarterback system: Coach Will Muschamp announced in his weekly Monday press conference that both Jeff Driskel and Treon Harris will receive playing time against Missouri on Saturday, with Driskel likely to get the start. There is an old adage in the football world that goes If you have two starting quarterbacks, you dont have one. In many cases, that tends to be true. But offensive coordinator Kurt Roper has experience with a two-quarterback system. In his last year as the offensive coordinator at Duke, Ropers starting quarterback situation consisted of a combination of Anthony Boone and Brandon Connette. The duo totaled 3,472 passing yards and 26 touchdowns. Connette worked as the main running quarterback, scoring 14 touchdowns on the ground in 2013. Roper and Muschamp both said earlier in the season they would only resort to a dualquarterback system this season if there was a purpose for it. They didnt feel that it was necessary Apparently it is now. 2. Mauks second game against the Gators: Florida learned Maty Mauks name early in its matchup against Missouri in 2013. The then-redshirt freshman quarterback Gators last season. to LDamian Washington. One play later, Mauk found receiver Bud Sasser in the endzone for a touchdown just 27 seconds into the contest. ing yards, a touchdown and an interception ferent receivers had at least three receptions stayed relatively consistent, averaging 201.2 passing yards a game and totaling 14 touchdowns on the season, which is tied for third in the SEC. Mauk experienced some growing pains yards through the air. But that just gives him more fuel to tear apart Floridas secondary thats given up eight passes of at least 30 yards this season. 3. Battle in the trenches: Both Florida and Missouri have defensive lines capable of forcing pressure on the opposing quarterback. The Gators have tallied 10 sacks in the last two games after totaling just six through backer Dante Fowler Jr. has a team-high nine quarterback hurries. On the opposite side of the line, Floridas offensive line has limited its opponents to an average of one sack per game, which is tied for second in the conference and tied for 16th in the country. But that number could change if Missouris pass rush continues the strong pace son. The Tigers have 20 sacks through six games and are led in the pass rush by junior defensive end Shane Ray and senior Markus Golden, who have 11 of those sacks. 4. Moving the chains: After converting seven third downs in its win against Tennessee, Florida struggled to move the chains on Saturday against LSU. The Gators converted just two of its 12 third-down attempts against the Tigers. While Muschamp and Roper want to utilize the up-tempo offense that Roper was brought in to coach, that type of system is impossible to do when the offense cant Luckily for Florida, Missouri is allowing third down attempts, so this could (read: rhythm on offense.Four talking points for the Florida-Missouri game Four talking points for the Florida-Missouri game Jordan McPhersontwitter: @J_McPherson1126


him to sit the entire second half, but the plan is to have him back Wednesday. Offensive lineman D.J. Humphries is expected back Wednesday after a knee injury and cornerback Vernon Hargreaves is expected back today after a head injury suffered in the LSU game. Wide receivers: With a quarterback position in turmoil, Florida needs all the help it can get in the passing game, but it isnt getting it from wide receivers that continue to drop passes. Nobody can catch it for them, Muschamp said. Theyve got to catch the ball. We work on JUGS (machines), we work on any hand-eye, lot of that. (Wide receivers coach Chris Leak) cant catch it for them. Muschamp explained that offensive coordinator Kurt Roper holds complete control over the passing game at Florida, something he insisted on in the interview process and something consistent with most college football programs. You drop passes, thats normal, safety Keanu Neal said. Youre not going to catch every pass that comes to you. So yeah they drop passes in practices. Yeah, theyve missed a few in the game, but theyll tice, Wise said. We think as the season goes on, theres going to be a role for her. In January shes going to be one of three (defensive specialists). Those three that return, they gotta be ready come January to take over, and they will be. But we really like the future of Sam. The freshmans lack of playing time worked in favor for Florida on Sunday. Had Dubiel played or served in matches prior to Fridays matchup against Georgia, A&M would have been able to scout her against it. While she only made three plays on three serves, she became the Gators biggest weapon at the end of ing the serve for set-point in a 25-12 set win. From a player standpoint, to be an aggressive server youre going to make some service errors, so theres a risk-reward, Wise said. The beauty of the player like Sams serve or Maddys, the players that can look. You know we have the spin servers -they can bring some heat -and to be able to combine that with prepare for both. While Wise said Dubiel and fellow freshman defensive specialist Lindsey Rogers will be taking on a larger role in the spring, its hard to deny the athleticism in Dubiel. As a senior she recorded 607 digs and received 563 serves playing as the libero for the 3A state champion team. you something about him. Hes a winner. Sophomore Keanu Neal, who started at safety for Florida against LSU, had high praise for the true freshman too, especially regarding Harris play against Tennessee ten days ago. Hes just comfortable in the pocket, Neal said. He didnt really panic when things went wrong. He almost threw an interception and he didnt panic and he stayed in and did a great job in the Tennessee game. Driskel, the presumed starter, is coming off of an average performance against LSU. He completed more than 50 percent of his passes, but threw two interceptions and fumbled Driskel spoke to reporters on Monday and was a class act behind the podium, even when he was asked repeatedly about whether or not Harris sharing snaps with him would rattle Believe it or not, Im not worried about me, Im worried about the team, the redshirt junior signal caller said. I want the team to play well. If its going to help the team, in Treon. I think the guys are going to be something thats going to divide the team or anything like that. Offensive coordinator Kurt Roper implemented more quarterback designed runs than fans have seen this season. Driskel ran the ball effectively against LSU, picking up 71 yards on 21 carries, including a touchdown. Driskel said running the football well level much during games, and added that despite his regression throughout the season he abilities as before the season began. Just because I havent made all the plays I wouldve liked to doesnt mean Im not what I can do and what I can do for this team. I dont think shaken. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffSam Dubiel serves the ball during Floridas 3-0 win against Texas A&M on Sunday in the OConnell Center. Kan Li / Alligator Staffum. Pittman was released from the hospital Saturday night and is listed as day-to-day, coach Will Muschamp said Monday. Muschamp: The information is relayed to me immediately NOTEBOOK, from page 13Dubiel played two sets this weekend VOLLEY, from page 13 FOOTBALL, from page 13Driskel completed more than half of his passes against LSU You drop passes, thats normal. Youre not going to catch every pass that comes to you.Keanu NealUF safety


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 ALEX MAMINAKISAlligator Writer@alexmaminakisSome say that winning is all that matters. Others say its all about having fun. Luckily, for Florida, it doesnt have to choose. It has both. The No. 5 Gators are rolling through their conference schedule as their season begins to wrap Florida is 6-0 in Southeastern Conference play the only SEC team without a conference loss and 11-2 on the season. And the Gators are loving every minute of it. Its really hard to believe coach Becky Burleigh said. I think thats a credit to the fact that every day its been really enBurleigh said on Monday how tightly knit Florida team has become and how well they have been able to practice and play together week in and week out. A big key to Floridas success this year has also been the large amount of players who returned from last years squad. For every player that played together last year, they know each other very well -both on playing together this year that much easier. Florida has eight seniors this season and 19 total players who returned from last years team. The Gators have only grown stronger in 2014, with eight senior players who are familiar with each others strengths and weaknesses. We knew all along this was gonna be kind of a special group because of the large senior class and because of it being a pretty intact team from last years inders. They havent lost a match since Sept. 12 and they continue to beat their opponents with strong goal scorers and tough defense. But Burleigh said she still believes Florida can improve and continue to develop as a team. She thinks individual players, younger ones who have not been exposed as much, will become important playmakers as they continue to get better. I think this team still has Were seeing different players emergeand I think were gonna continue to see more players Betsy Middleton was one player Burleigh used as an example. The sophomore transfer from the University of Miami has seen improvement as the season has gone on. Middleton is third on the team with three goals this season and has yet to start a game. If Florida continues to get stronger as the postseason quickly approaches, it wouldnt be a surprise to see it in the NCAA Championships in late November. For us, I think the skys still Florida soccer relying on depth, experience as season nears endKan Li / Alligator StaffUF soccer players celebrate Savannah Jordans goal during Floridas 5-1 win against Mississippi State on Floridas remaining regular season matches10/16@South Carolina Columbia, S.C. 7 p.m.10/19 @Kentucky Lexington, Ky. 4 p.m.10/24vs. Tennessee James G. Pressly Stadium 7 p.m.10/26@LSU Baton Rouge, La. 2 p.m.10/30vs. Vanderbilt James G. Pressly Stadium 7 p.m.The Gators havent loss since Sept. 12