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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator Gators No. 7 soccer team opens season FridayUF takes on Florida Gulf Coast in an exhibition in Ft. Myers. See who will likely take the pitch, pg. 15Private donations to the university have surpassed $400 million for three consecutive years, pg. 5Suspect in Gainesville bank robbery arrestedThe man could be connected to six other robberies, pg. 4VOLUME 112 ISSUE 109Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida By Danielle IvanovAlligator Staff WriterIf youre having a ruff day, one resource to try on campus is dog therapy. Offered at both Santa Fe College and UF, respective programs Paws & Relax and Yappy Hour connect students with Beau, Marco, Siggi and Gabe, the four campus therapy dogs. Beau, the most well-known therapy dog, is 5 years old and handled by Terry Biehl. He can often be found at UF Health Shands Hospital, attending reading time with kids at William S. Talbot Elementary School or in the Santa Fe His favorite treat is freeze-dried chicken hearts, and when hes not working, he likes to sit on the couch and stare out the window with his brother, Teddy, Biehl said. Marco is Santa Fes second therapy dog, and he also works at the local Ronald McDonald House and Peaceful Paths. He turned 3 years old last March and loves manchego cheese and interacting with people. He doesnt like hats though, his owner, Sergio Caballero, said. Both dogs are hypoallergenic and very mellow around newcomers. The Santa Fe program was pioneered by Beau a year and a half ago after Lara Zwilling, coordinator of the Santa Fe Counseling Center, met him at a fair in town, Biehl said. Beau usually visits for one to two hours, giving students and faculty much-needed stress relief. Playing with a therapy dog reduces blood pressure and releases the endorphins serotonin, oxytocin, dopamine and prolactin, the hormones responsible for happiness. It also reduces the amount of pain medication people need and lowers cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress, according to Biehl and a study by Rebecca Johnson of the University of Missouri. In return, the therapy dog also experiences a with. At UF, Barbara Welsch began Yappy Hour seven years ago to reduce student stress, said Jennifer Stuart. Gabe and Siggi, the good boys of UF, are the pets of Stuart and Welsch. Therapy dogs, with training, can work to relieve stress for anyone, even those in crises, Biehl added. They can improve depression, comfort rape survivors and even help people overcome their fear of dogs. We had a young lady who came in who was visibly shaken; she had tears in her eyes, Zwilling said of a past Paws & Relax session. She kind of relaxed when she saw Beau, and Beau went straight to her They bonded instantly. Its just amazing. They (therapy dogs) just really can read the body language of a student. Zwilling said attendance usually varies from 10 to 15 people during the Fall and Spring segarner more excitement for Paws & Relax. This Fall, Yappy Hour will be 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the UF Counseling & Wellness Center. Personally, I think just about anyone can dents a break from stress and gives them an opportunity to connect, both with the dogs and with each other.The good boys: UF, Santa Fe employ handful of therapy dogsBy Morgan McMullenAlligator Staff WriterPatricia Carey originally wanted people interesting and wanted to teach sociology and psychology after she graduated from the University of Annhurst in 1972. Instead, Careys path took her into the newspaper industry. She moved to Gainesville in 1980 after working in the sales departments at different commercial newspapers in Connecticut. Carey, 68, decided to interview for a job at The Independent Florida Alligator on a whim from her mother. She was then hired as the advertising director. After working for The Alligator for 35 years the last 12 of which she spent as the general manager Carey announced her intention to retire at the beginning of 2019. I really thought that I had really done all I can for The Alligator, Carey said. Theres nothing else that I could do, so I decided to step aside to let somebody else do something new, innovative. The Board of Directors for Campus Communications, Inc. will decide on the next general manager of The Alligator. Ellen Light, an administrative assistant at The Alligator, said she had mixed feelings when Carey told the production staff of her plans. I retire? Light said. I totally understood why and knew eventually that was going to happen.By Angela DiMicheleAlligator Staff Writer In 2017, UF President Kent Fuchs announced the Faculty 500 initiative, a plan to hire 500 new faculty by Fall semester to rank in the top-5 public research universities in the country. Typically, 300 to 400 new employees are hired each year, UF spokesperson Steve Orlando said. About 230 new faculty members were hired to start this Fall, and the remaining 270 faculty will be hired by Fall 2019, putting the initiative a year behind its goal. The majority of the new faculty members are in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics departments with some prioritization in liberal arts and sciences, Orlando said. The $52 million cost for the increase in faculty is funded by the Florida Legislature, alumni and university resources. will increase the number of faculty members who are awarded millions of dollars each year for their research. UF announced last Tuesday that the colleges of Medicine, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences received record-breaking amounts of money for research in 2018. The growth of faculty, researchers and research funding will help to rank UF nationally in the top 5 public universities, Fuchs said. In the vast majority of university rankings, the University of Florida is among the top 10 public research universities in the statement. Our goal now is to be The hundreds of new faculty will also lower the student to faculty ratio from a 20:1 ratio to 16:1, Orlando said. This ratio is used to determine a universitys ranking compared with other research institutions. Dana Bartosova is one of 13 new faculty members in the Department of Mathematics who will Alligator GM set to resign after 35 years with paper begin in Fall as part of UF initiativeDanielle Ivanov / Alligator StaffMarco, a therapy dog used by Santa Fe College, sits in front of a counselor. SEE FACULTY, PAGE 4 that was going to happen.


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4 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 By Devoun CetouteAlligator Staff WriterThe suspect of a Wells Fargo robbery was arrested by Gainesville Police a few hours after the crime was committed. Obadiah Dillard, 40, is suspected of committing six robberies since Aug. 1. The most recent being the robbery at the Wells Fargo at 1717 NW 13th St. The past robberies that occurred were at Alliance Credit Union at 412 E. University Ave.; CVS Pharmacy at 311 SW 13th St.; CVS Pharmacy at 901 N. Main St.; OReilly Auto Parts at 1208 E. University Ave. and Family Dollar at 508 NE 23rd Ave., according to a release. For the past week, a suspect entered these banks and businesses, implied that he had a weapon, demanded cash cycle, according to a release. the scenes, the suspect already changed clothes or bicycles and blended back into society. Around 1:30 p.m., a robbery was reported at Wells Fargo, according to GPD spokesperson No weapon was seen, but it was implied by the suspect, according to a GPD Facebook bicycle. When the incident was reported, 22 GPD school rea training at Gainesville High School and quickly crossed the street to set up a perimeter, according to a GPD media release. cers are not here just to keep the schools safe, Tobias said. They just happened to be at the right place at the right time. cers in the area so quickly lead us to the suspect. Dillard was seen entering an apartment in Georgetown Apartments at 1324 NW 16th Ave. and was arrested, according to the release. A witness him as the suspect, according to a GPD Facebook post. Detectives are still working sponsible for the recent burglaries that started Aug. 1, according to the release. Dillard will be charged with at least three counts of robbery and more are expected. @devoun_cetoute dcetoute@alligator.orgSuspect arrested after midday bank robbery at Wells FargoDevoun Cetoute / Alligator StaffGainesville Police arrested a man following a bank robbery of the Wells Fargo at 1717 NW 13th St. tosova, assistant logic professor, worked in Germany, Brazil and Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University. It was an opportunity that came up, and it is very important to get a permanent position. And certainly the logic group is very strong, she said. So, when the offer came, it was impossible to reject it even though I still had one year more in Pittsburgh. semester is to connect with her students and ganize UFs yearly logic conference. Another long-term goal of hers is to create a foreign exchange program with her students and students from places shes studied, like Brazil. Certainly, the faculty all over has been diminishing in the previous years, and logic has suffered a lot from that as well, she said. The new faculty will be able to have many of us coming. Also, the revival is certainly very attractive for the future. @angdimi adimichele@alligator.orgNew hires have their own personal goals FACULTY, from pg 1


THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 By Juliana CuccaroAlligator Contributing WriterAfter having to use bottled water since opening, the Ronald McDonald House in Gainesville was given the gift of in-house water. The house, located at 1600 SW tration systems Monday from Best Water Solutions. Before, the house depended entirely on donations of bottled water, Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida Executive Director Sherry Houston said. The donation will also reduce the houses plastic use and waste. RMHCNCF director of house operations and programs Theresa Drews said the house would sometimes use more than 100 tion systems, that number can be reduced to zero. Blue Water Creations also donated personal, reusable water bottles for every family, Houston said. Drews said. It will have a lasting The 31-room house is at full occupancy all year. Occupants have access to fresh meals from one of two kitchens, laundry services, housekeeping and activities, Houston said. The purpose of the house is to provide a homelike setting for families where they can be close to their critically ill children being treated at UF Health Shands Childrens Hospital, Houston said. Our families are going through tered water is important for anyone at the house, Houston said, but especially for new mothers making formula or people with an autoimmune disease. Jorge Zukoski, co-owner of Best Water Solutions, said he was systems, and his team knew the difference it would make for the house. We wanted to help them acsaid. The systems were installed in three places in the house, Zukoski said. One was installed in the back kitchen, and two were installed in the front kitchen. We are the safety net for our luxury that makes their stay that By Gillian SweeneyAlligator Staff WriterUF brought in $414 million in donaThis is the third consecutive time that private giving to the university has surpassed $400 million, said Joe Mandernach, senior associate vice president and of 73,929 alumni and friends made gifts. The largest single donation was for $10 million from Jon and Beverly Thompson of Fort Myers, Mandernach said. This was the fourth year of the unipaign, Mandernach said. UF hopes to raise $3 billion by the end of the campaign. I think the excitement that has been generated by the September announcement that UF was a top 10 public instiMandernach said. Student Government will be working to foster alumni participation moving forward with Student Body President Ian Greens announcement about a The agency will help UF as it reachfrom U.S. News & World Report, Green said. The program will be headed by a chairperson and elect a class president classes of undergraduate enrollment. The chairperson will be appointed by Student Senate. The idea for the council is modeled after institutions like the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Virginia, which are already ranked in The hope is that the council can teach students the importance of giving back to the UF community, Green said. And so, if you know and have a desire to give back even before you graduate, once you do graduate, youre going to immediately give back, and thats going to increase our (alumni participation @gilliangsweeney gsweeney@alligator.orgBy Devoun CetouteAlligator Staff Writer place a Gainesville man in handcuffs after Samuel Cox, 30, was charged with two counts violence, striking a police er than 20 grams of mariOn Tuesday around report. The victim said Cox went up to his work car and opened the drivers door while he was still in the seat. Cox and the victim fought for control of the door before the victim slammed it shut on Coxs hand, according to the report. Cox woods, according to a report. Police talked to a witness on the next driveway, who pointed out the last spot Cox was seen. cording to the report. a roughly 6-foot rattlesnake that tried to bite man Brett Rhodenizer. The deputies shot the rattlesnake and continued with the search. When Cox was found, he fought ACSO deputies as they tried to arrest him, accordfused their requests to stop resisting and on the elbow, breaking the skin and drawing blood, Rhodenizer said. Cox also hit andeputies to place Cox in handcuffs. When he was in handcuffs, less than 20 grams of him. Cox remains in Alachua County Jail in lieu of a $111,000 bail. @devoun_cetoute dcetoute@alligator.orgPrivate donations to UF hold Cox


Column Column: How We Lost Our 24/7 Library West See you later, Alligator: Stefanos goodbye column Part V: Things that make you go hmmmmG Zachariah Chou is a UF political science junior and Murphree Area senator. His column focuses on Student Government.THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 T Stefano Ferreyros is a UF journalism senior. He worked at The Alligator as a copy editor for the Summer semester.Morgan McMullen EDITOR Bailey LeFever MANAGING EDITOR Sarah Stanley UNIVERSITY EDITOR Baylie Cainas METRO EDITOR Zachariah Chouopinions@alligator.orgThe 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 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.


Keep up with the Avenue on Twitter. Tweet us @TheAlligator. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 Love Pizza by the Slice?Step behind the counter with our feature on the midtown favorite, Italian Gator Pizza, on page 8.Got Y our Head in Space? Looseys prepares for Fridays blow-out event. Flip to page 9 for the details!THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 By Lindsey BrenemenAvenue WriterMermaids from across the nation gathered at Ginnie Springs last weekend. Tami Baker, 38, reached out to the online network of mermaids, enthusiasts who invest thousands of dollars to swim in custommade tails. Upward of 100 mermaids, aged 6 through 60, gathered at the springs for the weekend. said everyone wanted to be a mermaid then. Baker was scrolling through her Facebook feed 30 years later when she came across a video. In it, one of her friends daughter was swimming in a Fin Fun tail. Fin Fun is a company that produces water-friendly fabric tails that slip over the legs and feet. Baker wondered, Why didnt they have those when I was a kid? Curious, Baker said she hopped online and began researching mermaid tails. She decided to buy a cloth tail, the lowest cost option, She decided to make her own sequin tail next. She hand-sewed the entire tail, which took her a little over a year. Chelseabelle Rioux was a small child in Mississippi when she decided she was going to become a mermaid. She took a long raft and cut two holes in it. She slipped her tiny legs into the raft and jumped into her apartment pool. Rioux couldnt swim. Unable to free herself from the makeshift tail, she began to drown. The tennis coach from the apartment complex dove in to save her. Clinging to the side of the pool, Riouxs dream was still intact. She was determined to become a mermaid one day. years ago was the best decision shes ever made. Swimming every weekend has improved her health, even causing her to quit smoking so she could dive deeper. Rioux said every mermaid makes a tail at some point or another. Haley Edwards, a 21-year-old theater major at Converse College, makes silicone tails herself. She sculpts each scale by hand. The tail she was wearing Saturday had 980 scales. Another one of her tails was sported by her best friend, Ariel Shelton, 21. Shelton is from Jacksonville, but the two have been inseparable since Mermania, a national mermaid conference, two years ago. Edwards said she is now charging $1,200 for her creations. Baker said silicone tails can cost anything from $900 up. In addition, mermaids invest in and crowns. The tail Baker wore cost $5,000, and the tail Rioux was wearing cost $3,000. The silicone tails are completely custom, so whatever the mermaid can think, a retailer can make happen. Lori Reeves Schaefer, one of the matriarchs of the Florida Springs Mermaids group, owns the most tails. She said she entered the mermaid world when she bought fabric tails for her granddaughters two years ago. After buying one for herself to swim alongside them, Schaefer was hooked. She now owns more than 10 tails. The mermaids said the tails were akin to another. Schaefer is different from most mermaids because she shares her tails and accessories. I went to Ginnie Springs expecting to simply interview some women who enjoyed wearing expensive tails while swimming. I was surprised to immediately be welcomed into the ranks of a supportive community of merpeople. I sat on the steps of the entrance to the spring between Baker and Rioux talking to the merpeople for 20 minutes before they Mermaids take over Ginnie Springs LIFESTYLE NIGHTLIFE By Emma WitmerAvenue EditorWed love to give you all the details on these great events, but there just isnt time! Gainesville is always buzzing with exciting local events, so dont miss out. Heres a quick rundown of whats coming up:Thursday:The Gator Salsa Club offers free bachata dance lessons every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ben Hill GrifFour. Friday:The Atlantic will hold s Nite with DJ Drew Love on Friday from 10 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. Guests 21 years old and up are welcome with no cover charge.Saturday:First Magnitude Brewing Company is joining forces with the Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant to celebrate the Fourth Annual World Elephant Day Celebration. The event, which will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., will feature beer discounts for donations, a silent prizes and Southeast Asian art.Sunday:Sundays at The Atlantic mean karaoke with DJ Yurgie Bear. Guests 21 years old and up can sing along and enjoy all-night happy hour from 8 p.m. until close.Tuesday:Tuesdays are trivia nights at 1000 Deprizes are open to all ages.Wednesday:Union Street Farmers Market is a weekly event held on Bo Diddley ComHigh Dive is showing Donnie Darko on Wednesday as part of their weekly cult movie nights with Soul Spice Tacos. The showing is free and begins at 9 p.m.Weekly Event Calendar Brian CosgrayOver 30 mermaids gathered at Devils Eye at Ginnie Springs for an aquatic adventure. SEE MERMAIDS, PAGE 8


8 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 By Emma McAvoyAvenue WriterIts 2:00 a.m. on what youd like to believe is still a Saturday night. Students all over Gainesville have been bar hopping or pub crawling, depending on their physical state. The point? They are all hungry. Hungry for some good, old fashioned drunk pizza that will soak up the bad decisions of the night. Enter a late-night, Midtown classic: Italian Gator Pizza. Italian Gator Pizza, known by many as Pizza by the Slice was established in 2000. The Italian Gator Pizza staff has been serving the colorful characters that are UF students after dark since. Located in between The Social and Jimmy Johns in Midtown, it serves as the prime location for a midnight snack and some interesting stories. Nighttime employees Augustus Daniels and Laura Martin say that while the work environment is fun, tense with hundreds of kids drunkenly screaming orders, demanding more parmesan and demonstrating utmost entitlement. According to Daniels and Martin, students can get loud, belligerent and bratty. Nonetheless, they enjoy the job! cause of who I work with. You just learn how to deal with everything gome a lot about patience, Martin said. According to Martin, the peak time of business is anywhere from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Sometimes the line will stretch as far down as the Salty Dog Saloon or Fat Daddys, but that doesnt stop your average frat bro or way to the front. The employees mainthem on prices and slices. Theyve even had entire shakers of parmesan cheese stolen. Yeah, somewhere, someones definitely got a shrine of shakers from us. Sometimes they will give them back, though, Daniels said. The employees claim that while students can be entitled and fairly rude to them, they are actually more aggressive toward each other. One claimed that sometimes they have to call the cops on them, but it never escalates into anything terrible. Nonetheless, they have some juicy stories to tell. Last Friday night, a male college student caused a ruckus when buying two slices of pizza from Martin. According to Martin, he was being fussy over the fact that she did not give him a penny back when he paid $3 for pizza that was $2.99. Sometimes you give them change and they dont want it, sometimes you dont give them change and they do want it. Its a weird unspoken rule when working here, Martin said. When Martin did not give the boy his change back, he looked at her disapprovingly and said uh, my change? He then proceeded to come back later in the night with his friends and tried to tell another employee that the price of the pizza was $1.89 and not $2.99. The employee attempted to calm the student down by telling him situation escalated. He angrily held up the line, yelling profanities at the employees. When people are being extremely rude, we try to kick them out of the window but you cant kick kids off the sidewalk, Daniels said. We dont have bouncers or anything. Occasionally there will be someone who insists on staying, and at the point its kind of like, What to do? Needless to say, the employees have dealt with their fair share of chaos. As a recent UF graduate, Martin claims that, if nothing else, the kids nowadays arent necessarily more entitled than when she went to school Midtown madness at Italian Gator Pizza FOOD insisted I slip into a tail, too. Schaefer pulled off her tail and booties and helped me into them. Rioux and Schaefer swam beside me and taught me a couple of tricks: Keep your knees relatively straight and use your core. One of the best poses is outstretching one hand and blowing kisses with the other. Flips are much easier if you have a nose plug. I have a lot of experience in the water. I swam competitively for 13 years under Steve Lochte, but the women were right. Deep bodys measurements was unlike any other aquatic endeavor. While the mercommunity may be more than welcoming, outsiders are not always kind. The mermaids said they are often questioned online as to why they would choose to spend money on such an expensive hobby. Mermen are degraded even more. Wesley Croft, 29, was the only merman wearing a tail when I was at the spring. He said he was too scared to put a tail on for more than a year. To all the other mermen, dont be afraid of being made fun of, Croft said. He said being a part of the most amazing and accepting community makes hate from the outside irrelevant. Baker said there was more than 10,000 people interested in the event on Facebook. She didnt expect this. The Ohio mermaid had organized the event as a way to take pictures with her photographer, Brian Cosgray, and meet up with some of her friends from Florida. Baker has made a career as a professional mermaid. She started doing kids birthday parties. Now she does everything from the home and garden show in the International Exposition Center in Cleveland to pirate weekend at her local lake. She said her portfolio is essential, because in Ohio, the idea of a mermaid is completely foreign to most people. But Rioux doesnt charge for her work. She owns two pet salons and is a mermaid almost every weekend in Florida springs as a volunteer with Florida Springs Mermaids. The group is present most weekends at Alexander Springs. It is holding another Mermaid Meetup with the world-famous Hannah Mermaid at Ginnie Springs on Aug. 25. The groups motto is You can swim with us.Dont be afraid of being made fun ofMERMAIDS, from pg 7 Michael RiouxChelseabelle Rioux diving through Ginnie Springs.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9Let us help your dog stay healthy and happy! 3717 NW13th St. Gainesville, FL 32609 (352) 372-8387 shoresanhosp.comWellness Day & Vaccine Clinic for dogsFriday, August 17 8 am 6 pm By Gregory FlorezAvenue WriterOur destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity but a matter of national security. President Donald Trumps statements to the National Space Council in June were meant to be taken seriously. But some, like Danny Hughes, owner and operator of Looseys Downtown Gainesville, feel differently. At 9 p.m. Friday, Looseys will host Space Force Recruitment Night. Admission for the event costs $5, and it will feature a costume contest, drink specials and musical performances from The Mermers, Cartridge Carnage and Jason Guy Smiley. For Hughes, the event is not so much a grandiose statement as it is an opportunity for levity in an otherwise black hole of political discourse. Were not really even making fun of the president, Hughes said. Its just that he its something we wanted to capitalize on. Hughes said Looseys is more often a music venue than it is a themed party location. However, with the summer drawing closer to its event horizon, Hughes wanted to have some fun before the season ended. Originally, the idea for this event was pitched to Hughes by Jason Guy Smiley, a folk punk musician, after the presidents rebut eventually grew to enjoy the satirical nature of the concept. Hughes said the event itself is open to both sides of the political spectrum. The emdiscourse. Even so, the eventual reality of space exploration is not too absurd an idea for Hughes. Even among some UF students, the Space Force has been a long time coming. This is nothing more than a tongue-incheek response to whats all happening out there, Hughes said. No matter where you stand on the political spectrum you can at least appreciate that. Hughes said he would accept the opportunity to go to space in a heartbeat. But to even be considered for an astronaut candidate position at NASA, a person needs at least nine years of professional experience in a science, technology, engineering and Much to the presidents dismay, NASA has since suspended its recruitment of prospective astronauts. For now, a pseudo-parody military recruitment event will have to do. Hughes does not know what will come out of this event. Still, whether humans go to war with Martians or not, he remains hopeful for the future. Its taken years for Gainesville to grow into itself, Hughes said. Were playing all this by the seat of our pants, but Im always excited to see what happens. NIGHTLIFE Courtesy to The AlligatorLooseys is preparing for galactic liftoff this Friday.


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We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal infor mation or arranging meetings or investing money. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter located in downtown Gainesville. Our mission is to empower families with children to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency by providing case management, housing, food, training and educational resources in a secure environment. If interested in volunteering please contact the volunteer coordinator at 352-3789079 ext 317 or St Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to provide meals to the homeless and the hungry. To make a donation by mail, please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville Fl 32604 or our website at 1 For Rent furnished 2 For Rent unfurnished 5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 12 Autos SS & VA ARE WELCOME! $410/BedRoom No Deposit! 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THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 ALLIGATOR 11 CASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS Running or Not Any Condition 352-771-6191 8-13-18-24-13 Friends dont let friends drive drunk. The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed! VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED to transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. 14 Help Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertis ing use caution and investigate the sin cerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meet ings or investing money. CAFE RISQUE Micanopy, FL 352-466-3803 NOW HIRING Cooks / Managers / Dancers No Experience Necessary 24/7 Nude Entertainment 9-17-25-14 SIMEDHealth is hiring a full time Maintenance Technician for our Gainesville office location. $14-$16 per hour. 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Perfect for busy college students. www. 8-13-1825-15 Planning to liquidate stereos, TV's, instruments and tools? See Rich at Best. He'll give cash for your jewels. 523 NW 3rd Ave 352-371-4367 8-13-2015 16 Health Services HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Need CPR Training? (352) 727-4733 CNA Prep Classes from 7-5-18-111-16 DRUG PROBLEM? WE CAN HELP! 24 HOURS 7 DAYS CALL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS 1-866352-5323 352-376-8008 Student Positions Available Editorial Production Assistant The Alligator is accepting applications for nighttime editorial production. The positions are only open to students, and applicants must be currently enrolled in classes at the University of Florida or Santa Fe College. Position Responsibilities: Duties include page layout and design using InDesign and other software. Position Requirements: Knowledge of newspaper design. Experience with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop is preferred. 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Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at VOLLEYBALL AND SOCCER RANKED IN TOP 10The UF volleyball and soccer teams are both ranked at No. 7 in the preseason coaches polls for their respective sports. Antonio Callaway, former Gator and current Cleveland Browns receiver, was found by police with marijuana, gun parts and ammunition during a THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 Associated PressRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The NCAA is carving out a limited role for agents to work with college basketball players and is changing key parts of its rulesenforcement system as part of numerous reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The Indianapolis-based governing body for college sports announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors had adopted legislative changes as part of an effort to fundamentally change the NCAAs structure. Some are quire action from other agencies such as the NBA changing the age limit for draft-eligible players that has fueled the wave of one and done at the college level. That follows late-April recommendations from the commission headed by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice following a federal investigation into alleged bribes and kickbacks dechoosing a school, agent or apparel company. Georgia Tech president and Board of Directors chairman Bud Peterson said the NCAA had pushed through changes in about 3 1/2 months that would normally take us about two years through the governance process. Today was obviously a very important day for the NCAA and especially for mens basketball, and ... Division I, NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a teleconference with reporters Wednesday afternoon. The agent changes are about transparency and offering a legitimate avenue for communication or advice that previously couldve taken place in the shadows and raised the likelihood of attracting unscrupulous actors. Now college basketball players agent while testing the waters of declaring for the NBA draft. Colrequest an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee about their draft prospects after the season, and that would clear the way to enter into a written agreement disclosed to the NCAA or school with the agent. That agreement must end if the player returns to school. Agents would be allowed to cover minimal expenses such as meals and transportation associated with meetings or workouts with pro teams, though the NCAA visions to the Uniform Athlete Agent Act a version of which is in place in more than 40 states to regulate unethical agent conduct. Previously pro teams could cover some of those expenses. The agents would have to be by the NBA players union would qualify until a formal deadline is set. The NCAA included a provision allowing agent access for an elite prospect by USA Basketball beginning July 1 before their senior year. But that is dependent on the NBA and players union lowering the age limit of draft-eligible players to 18, which would clear the way for elite players to go from preps to pros. Its unclear what impact that would have on colleges recruiting NBA-ready prospects. The changes also include allowing a player to return to school if undrafted, but only if he sought the NBA advisory evaluation and participated in the scouting combine a number that NCAA senior vice president of mens basketball Dan Gavitt said would be very limited in scope. That, too, and players union rules. changes to the enforcement process to handle cases of rules violations, including the appointment of Rice-recommended independent groups to handle and resolve complex cases. Emmert estimated cases annually. The changes also allow the NCAA to accept outside inforNCAA adopts college basketball reforms for draft, recruitingSlowly but surely, the totem pole is shifting. For decades, football has been Americas sport. Its the most popular game around, rife with jock rock stars (jock stars for short). But now its under siege from multiple angles, and I dont think it can retain its supremacy forever. Looking back decades ago, it was football that supplanted baseball as top dog among the major American sports. But the same cycle that catapulted 100 yards of green grass into the spotlight will, eventually, force it out. Thats right. The NBA is on the move, and has been for the last 30-plus years. The Lakers and Celtics dynasties helped popularize the sport in the s before passing the torch to Michael Air Jordan in the s. Then, in the early 2000s, the most-hyped rookie in the history of professional sports began his NBA career. No one knew that hed be widely considered the second-best basketball player in the history of the sport. And no one knew that his impact would be felt just as strongly off the court if not more than his sheer greatness on the court. Yes, lets start with LeBron James. He is the face of the NBA, and has done a masterful job representing the game of basketball for the last 10 years or so. Not only is he the most well-rounded player ever, his humanitarian efforts are absolutely astounding. LeBron has always been good about giving back to his community. His I Promise School is a project that will improve the quality of countless lives. The school offers better access to education for at-risk kids and their parents as well as covering college tuition for its graduates and is symbolic of the NBAs progressive attitude. The face of the NFL today is not a player. Its a messy argument over the national anthem. I dont need to explain to you whats going on there, nor point out what a bad look it is for professional football. Like I said, its a mess, just like NFL commissioner Roger Goodells checkered past as the leagues decision-maker. The NFLs reputation as an organization more tolerant of issues such as domestic violence than oth-FINAL COLUMN: The NBA will surpass the NFL in popularityHuang Story Short / OpinionUF athletics events in the month of August Andrew HuangTwitter: @ AndrewJHuangAug. 17 Soccer vs. Washington @ Donald R. Dizney Stadium, 7 p.m.Aug. 18 Volleyball exhibition (Orange vs. Blue) @ Exactech Arena, 2 p.m.Aug. 19Soccer vs. Florida Atlantic @ Donald R. Dizney Stadium, 6 p.m.Aug. 25Volleyball vs. Texas at the VERT Challenge in Lincoln, Nebraska, 4:30 p.m.Aug. 26Soccer vs. Oklahoma State @ Cowgirl Soccer Complex, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2 p.m. Antonio Callaway, former Aug. 31Volleyball vs. Central Florida/ Louisville at the Bubly Invitational @ Exactech Arena, 4 p.m. Volleyball vs. Southern California at the Bubly Invitational @ Exactech Arena, 7 p.m. Soccer vs. UCLA @ Donald R. Dizney Stadium, 7 p.m.Aug. 24Soccer vs. Ohio State @ Donald R. Dizney Stadium, 7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Nebraska @ Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, Nebraska, 7 p.m. SEE COLUMN, PAGE 16 SEE AP, PAGE 16


14 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 FOOTBALLBy Mark StineSports WriterThe UF offensive coaches spoke to the media Tuesday, and each of them talked about their evaluations of fall camp so far. Heres what we learned about the skill positions from each coach. The quarterbacks need to buckle down and learn the offense. UF quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson game and limited reps in practice, all of his quarterbacks will need to put in extra work to prepare for the season. So as a group we have to really, really watch what the other guys doing and learn from their mistakes, so when we get that same opportunity, were not double coaching, Johnson said. Redshirt sophomores Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask and freshman Emory Jones are all in the early stages of learning Dan Mullens offense, so separating them hasnt been easy for Johnson thus far. Franks started eight games in 2017, while Trask hasnt seen a snap in his collegiate career. However, Johnson doesnt see Trasks lack of experience as much of a disadvantage, and he likes the leadership qualities the quarterback has shown. To me the biggest thing... is that they need to lead through their personality, Johnson said. He is likable. Now its about coming out and executing and putting people in position so they can highlight their talents as well. UF may line up in two-back sets. Greg Knox has been Dan Mullens running backs coach since joining him at Mississippi State in 2009. His familiarity with the offense may only be second to Mullen himself, and when asked if hed utilize Floridas depth at the position by using two-back sets, he was rather optimistic but thought the backs were 20 to 25 days from learning those formations. Well, were going to use our talent, Knox said. If they can handle it, well do it. While Knox emphasized that spots on the depth chart arent clear, he said senior Jordan Scarlett has revealed himself as a leader of the unit. But he also said Scarlett needs continue to progress physically as hes returning from suspension from the 2017 campaign. Hes in that process of getting himself back to where he was in the past conditioning wise and physically, Knox said. So hes just grinding through it. Wide receivers have a long way to go, but Jefferson shows promise. Co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales stressed that his receivers and the offense as a whole need to work on retaining information. But along with learning the playbook, the two things Gonzales said he wanted from his receivers were beating man-to-man coverage and blocking. Ive stressed to them, if you cant block, youre not gonna play, as gifted as you are, Gonzales said. While transfer wide receiver Van Jefferson is as inexperienced with the offense as all other players at his position, Gonzales has seen special qualities in his attitude and work ethic. The co-offensive coordinator referenced an instance where Jefferson misran a go route, and he told him what to work on to correct. On the very next rep, Jefferson ran beat his defender. When guys are listening, taking the coaching, you know their attention to detail, so youve got a chance to be successful with those guys too, Gonzales said. Scott recruited Krull based on his baseball skills. Tight ends coach Larry Scott left Tennessee for Florida and brought with him Lucas Krull, a pitcher from Jefferson College in Kansas. Krull played one season of football in high school, and Scott evaluated his high school tape and made a visit to a Jefferson baseball game on a recruiting trip to watch him pitch. He was actually throwing in the 90s as a lefty coming off the hill, Scott said. That was a pretty impressive thing to watch. Even though Krull was playing a totally different sport, his athletic ability was all the coach needed to see before offering him a scholarship. Its all hand eye coordination, athleticism, and natural reaction, Scott said. All of those things that you really cant coach a guy to have, hes either got those instincts or he doesnt. @mstinejr mstine@alligator.orgMarcelo Rondon / Alligator StaffSenior Jordan Scarlett is working on his conditioning, according to UF running backs coach Greg Knox.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 SOCCERBy River WellsSports Writer The last time the world saw the UF womens soccer team, it was shut out in a 2-0 loss against SEC rival South Carolina Now, with 10 of their starting 7 ranking in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll and a freshman class boasting numerous accolades, the Gators arent lacking in pressure as their 2018 campaign begins on Friday in an exhibition match against Florida Perhaps Floridas best returning player is its leading scorer from 2017 in sophomore Deanne Rose, whose freshman performance of nine goals, three assists and 21 points earned her Redshirt junior Parker Roberts and senior Rachelle Smith, the Gators two other All-SEC representatives, return to the On the opposite side, UF will Seiler, who graduated after the Leaders like (Seiler) dont come around that often, head coach Becky Burleigh said in a release after last years loss to Seiler, who clocked in six goals, eight assists and 20 points during the 2017 season, was one half of the Gators dynamic offensive duo and an offensive spark that Florida will hope to The exhibition against FGCU will see UFs freshman class Mary Peace and Samantha Toba are forwards and will compete with returning players Alyssa Howell, Madison Alexander and Melanie Monteagudo to earn a All three come to the Gators with experience under their belt: Baksay earned Pinellas County Athletic Conference North counPeace was a member of Orlando City in the Elite Clubs National League and Tobar played with The other two freshmen, defender Georgia Eaton-Collins will also be in an uphill climb to Eaton-Collins resume is impressive, having played with age groups and winning Player of the Year 2017-18 for the ArseHowever, both Smith and junior Julia Lester will be returning this year after starting during the 2017 season, leaving Eaton-Collins and senior Sara Lindley, awarded MVP for the West team in the 2017 High School All-American Game in are returning starters from the The Gators will test the waters with their freshman class and returning backbone against 2017 season with a 14-4-1 reThe Eagles scored a goal against South Carolina in a 2-1 loss early in the season, a feat The team should prove a decent the Atlantic Sun Conference last year but was eliminated in the nament by USF, a team that the Gators defeated 1-0 in the secThe match will take place at the FGCU Soccer Complex at 7 @riverhwells UF looks to improve on strong foundation at FGCUAlligator File PhotoSophomore forward Deanne Rose is UFs leading returning scorer. She racked up nine goals and three assists in 2017.


16 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018 mation in investigations that has been established by another administrative body or a commission authorized by a school. The NCAA says that will save time since investigators would no longer have to independently concome apply to the current corruption case with federal investigators having access to information through subpoenas and wiretaps tools the NCAA doesnt possess. The changes also include requiring school presidents and athletics staff to commit contractually to cooperate fully with inviolations and regulation of the summer recruiting circuit. Federal prosecutors announced last fall they had charged 10 men including assistant coaches at das executive in a fraud and bribery scandal. The case has enthough prosecutors withdrew a criminal complaint in February against one of the defendants. decision will shed a lot of light on where football in general lies when it comes to these cases. How about Jameis Winston? How many times does his name have to be tied to sexual assault/harassment before he gets more than a three-game slap on the wrist? But a sweeping shift in societal views and values always comes of what is arguably footballs greatest appeal as a spectator sport: the violence. other forms of humans doing things that damage other humans bodies. Football is no exception. New studies continue to reveal the severe nature of long term damage to football players bodies (not and everything in between). These studies corroborate the achy stories of retired players who are paying warned about. that excite the crowd in ways other sports cant. ential in the three-point explosion thats rippling through all levels of the game today. has on football: points. Theres so And modern teams are scoring more and more points as the years go by. nature of football. And player empowerment in tions or worse? Which business operating on the tyrant-and-theslave model? vision ratings tell the other side of bers are on the rise while footballs comfortable lead on the hardwood court when it comes to television viewership. A 2017 Gallup poll revealed that 37 percent of Americans concompared to 11 percent who chose this transition). witnessing football creeping into is hitting its metaphorical athletic ball evolves. Andrew Huang is a sports writer. You can follow him on Twitter @ AndrewJHuang or contact him at Twitter: @riverhwells AP, from pg 13COLUMN, from pg 13