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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 25 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Mike Gillislee and Florida are focused on improving its perimeter run game during the bye week. See story, page 13.UF scientist gets grant to study wormsThe National Geographic Society awarded $24,000, pg 3. UF alumnae launch businesses online Online businesses have a big advantage over storefronts, pg 8. Students sit in Student Senate meeting protesting referendum They brought signs to the meeting, pg. 5. 89 /69 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 David Carr / Alligator StaffUF students and volunteers search a creek under the bridge off of Southwest 20th Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. The group was looking for Christian Aguilar, 18, who has been missing since Thursday. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterIts been six days since Christian Aguilar disappeared Thursday night, and the search for the missing UF student continued Tuesday. Aguilar, an 18-year-old biomedical engineering freshman from Miami, was reported missing Thursday night. An arrest was made Monday, and a shoe, which did not match the shoes Aguilar wore Thursday, was found Tuesday night and collected as evidence, according to a GPD news release. Volunteers found the shoe in the 1000 block of Northwest 53rd Avenue. Gainesville Police searched the Interstate 75 corridor between Newberry Road and Southwest Williston Road on Tuesday, as well as the Southwest 34th Street and Southwest Hull Road areas. Investigators also checked the woods around Southwest 62nd Boulevard, Windmeadows Trailer Park and Alley Katz bowling center, according to the release. Out-of-county police agencies donated resources to the search, which included bloodhounds from the Sweetwater Police Department and cadaver dogs from the Palm Police will establish a new command post by 9 a.m. today at the Alachua County Fairgrounds, 3220 NE 39th Ave., to continue the search. Police arrested a person of interest, Pedro A. Bravo, 18, and charged him Monday with depriving a victim of medical care, a third-degree felony. On Tuesday morning, GPD released a surveillance photo from Thursday afternoon, which showed Bravo and Aguilar walking into the Best Buy on Archer Road. in court Tuesday morning. As of Tuesday night, he remained in Alachua County Jail with $100,000 bond. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org.Friends, family continue to search for missing student RACHEL KURLANDAlligator Contributing WriterAs some UF students prepared their bodies to go hungry, they also prepared Yom Kippur is a day of atonement and for forgiveness for any wrongdoings, according to Rabbi Gail Swedroe, the newest campus rabbi at UF Hillel. There is also a 25-hour period of fasting. Hillel hosted a dinner Tuesday night as a prelude to fasting. It was followed by Kol Nidre, a prayer service that negates any mistakes made in the past year. Swedroe said Yom Kippur is the most ish calendar. She expected about 600 students to come to Wednesday services throughout the day. There will be Reform and Conservative services, she said. Swedroe said her main focus for this on how to get your priorities in order. I think in todays world its very easy to go, go, go, she said. It can be a day of solidifying what your commitments are. Kimmie Kleinman, 20-year-old economics junior and an Israel intern at Hillel, wishes more students got involved with the High Holidays and with the religion in general. I think it is important to celebrate as a community, said Kleinman. Joshua Kahn, the Jewish Agency Israel Fellow to Hillel, said he looks forward to and futures. Its more than long services and being hungry, he said.Students fast for Yom Kippur THE GROUP BELIEVES TEBOW WOULD MAKE THE PERFECT REPRESENTATION. SARAH BRANDAlligator Contributing WriterScreamin Eagle just wanted to get Tim Tebow on the phone when he broke into a church. In 2010, Alan Nanney was arrested for breaking into the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, where, according to the Jackfoot and shirtless. He was wearing a piece of purple cloth as a cape and had hymnals stuffed into his pants. He spent three months in the Duval County Jail and six months at the North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center for the criminally insane in Gainesville. He started to spread his message only eight days after he moved to Gainesville. On Sept. 13, he distributed 1,000 copies of a booklet titled, What the Universe Told Me, on UF students doorsteps. Screamin Eagle, 25, born Christopher Nanney, distributed the booklet What the Universe Told Me, to gain the students attentions. He belongs to an organization called Children of Light, who wants to recruit UF alumnus Tim Tebow for its cause. According to its website, Children of Light is an institute that promotes and educates individuals about self-mastery and the personal and planetary ascension they believe the world is now experiencing. Nanney said he believes Tim Tebow would be the perfect man to represent Children of Lights cause. When asked about his interest in Tebow, Nanney responded, I truly believe he possesses the heart and social status to help speak for the Children of Light and to defend them against any force both foreign and Religious group wants TebowSEE TEBOW, PAGE 4Aguilar Tebow It can be a day of solidifying what your commitments are.Gail Swedroerabbi at UF Hillel


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 VOLUME 107 ISSUE 25 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 FORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 82/67 PARTLY CLOUDY 87/68 PARTLY CLOUDY 87/68 PARTLY CLOUDY 88/68 PARTLY CLOUDY 89/69 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY TODAYWHATS HAPPENINGPledge 5 Gators general body meeting Pledge 5 Gators is a student organization committed to giving back to the community in a fun way. Join the group for its first general body meeting of the semester today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Swamp Restaurant for free food, fun and friendship. Learn how you can give back to the community and strengthen The Gator Nation. For more infor mation, visit www.facebook. com/P5Gators. Reitz Union Entertainment Presents: Pitch Perfect advanced screening Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her schools allgirls singing group. Injecting some much-needed energy into its repertoire, The Bellas takes on its male rivals in a campus competition. See the movie before it hits theaters, thanks to RUB. An advanced screening will be Thursday. Wristbands are required for entry and will be given out at 6:30 p.m. GLAM Indie Craft Show accepting applications Gainesvilles first and only indie craft show is now accepting applications for its Dec. 2 event. Artists and crafters who make unique, giftable goods are encouraged to apply. The deadline is Oct. 7. Apply online at www.glamcraftshow. com/apply. UF Marketing Association invites students to weeklong marketing event The AMA Gators is partner ing with Nielsen to host the first Marketing Week from Monday to Friday. The invitation is open to all students looking to gain insight into the marketing industry, prepare for Career Showcase and get to meet with students, faculty or staff who wish to process the documentary on a oneon-one basis. This event is co-sponsored by the UF Police Departments Office of Victim Services, Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center, Psi Chi, UF Psychology Club and Alachua County Veteran Services. Visit www.invisiblewarmovie.com for more information or to watch the trailer. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to skinonen@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.RETRACTIONA source in the story Gainesville Youth Baseballs parent-run board faces setbacks, which ran in Mondays edition of the Alligator, misrepresented himself to the reporter. The online version of this story has been removed from the Alligators website. hands-on marketing experience. The events will continue until Wednesday in Bryan Hall, Room 130 and at Stuzin Hall, Room 101 Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the Student Body. Seating is limited. Refreshments will be available. For more information, visit www.amagator.com, or contact amagator@gmail. com. Office of Academic Support annual OAS Fall Week Upcoming events include: Wednesday: Casino Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., location TBA; Thursday: OAS Open House in the Little Hall Atrium, Room 339, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., kickoff at 4:30 p.m.; Saturday: OAS Talent Show in Carlton Auditorium at 6 p.m. Visit www.oas.aa.ufl.edu/ for more information about OAS programs and events, or find it on Facebook and Twitter, @UFOAS. Documentary Screening: The Invisible War The Invisible War is a powerful documentary that unveils the issue of military sexual trauma in hopes of spreading awareness and sparking change so that dedicated American heroes who survive such trauma while serving in the armed forces can receive justice. The screening will be in the Psychology Building, Room 151, Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by an open discussion facilitated by experienced individuals. Counselors will also be present and available


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffLets Pretend Were In AntarcticaKevin Barnes, of Montreal frontman, serenades the crowd in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom on Tuesday evening. Local band Xylitone opened the show. MELISSA HARVARDAlligator Contributing WriterThe National Geographic Society awarded a Flor specialist a $24,000 research grant earlier this month. Akito Kawahara, an assistant curator at the McGuire Center of Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History, received the to investigate the tobacco hornworm and relatives. The tobacco hornworm, or the hummingbird moth, is one of about 200,000 moth species, but it may contain more hidden species, Kawahara said. and gets its unusual name from the prominent horn it has on its backside as a larva, said Kawahara, 34. yard, he said. The moth is common in Gainesville, but Kawaharesearch will take Kawahara to Central America. I know theyre harmless, but they kinda are scary, especially when its a big one, said 21-year-old East Asian languages and literatures junior Mia Jakubisin. Kawahara said his use of the moth in a laboratory setting led to his theory of cryptic species within the tobacco hornworm. As he was studying the DNA and behavior of the species, he said, he began to notice differences that pointed to possible new subspenew subspecies, it could affect how the moth is used in laboratory studies. Scientist gets grant to study worms SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterIt looked more like a cardboard convention than a political forum. Cars were lined with posters supporting their candidate of choice, and more signs lined the church lobby. Candidates for county and state elections held an open forum at Westside Baptist Church on Tuesday evening. Those participating in discussions were running for the Alachua County School Board, Sheriff, County Commission, the State House of Representatives and Congress. The County Commission segment featured John Martin from District 1, Robert Hutchinson and Jean Calderwood from District 3, and Dean Cheshire, Chuck Chestnut and K. Siva Prasad from District 5. Mike Byerly, who is running against Martin in District 1, missed the forum. Calderwood and Cheshire spent some of their time criticizing actions taken by their opponents for previous government work. cisions, Cheshire said of Chestnut. Hes never voted on a budget during his time in Tallahassee. Andrew Morey and Keith Perry said they hope to represent District 21 in the State Legislature. While Perry said his main priority was to stimulate the states economy and to create jobs, Morey argued that job creation would happen organically if the state strategically invested in public education. Weve seen that the legislature has voted to cut UFs budget the past two years, Morey said. But they opened Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, which we dont really need. Democrat J.R. Gaillot and Republican Ted Yoho, who are both running for U.S. Congress in the third district, have different views on almost all facets of government. The two discussed the debt ceiling, tax code reforms, stimulating job growth and the Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as Obamacare. On almost every issue, the candidates completely disagreed, especially on Obamacare. We need to defund and bury it, Yoho said about the law. I fully support it, Gaillot replied. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@alligator.org. Church holds political forum RESEARCH


4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012Erin Winick / AlligatorInternal vice president of the Gator Coalition for Civic Engagement Kelly MacLellan, 21, assists Morgan Brown, 19, with the TurboVote program on a tablet. AP PhotoMembers of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets, including Tim Tebow, kneel for a prayer after an NFL game in Pittsburgh on Sept. 16. The Steelers won 27-10. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterIf Jordyn Christian is watching TV and sees a negative political commercial, she either walks away or mutes it. The 21-year-old linguistics senior is a registered independent and pays attention to both sides during the presidential elections. But the negative ads for the elections are starting to annoy her. Im really sick of mudslinging, she said. A study done by a UF political science professor determined that negative ads dont always work, but when they do, its on people who trust the government which Christian said she only does sometimes. A negative ad is one about the opponent rather than the candidate who sponsored the ad. Contrast ads, which are considered negative, stress the opponents failures and the sponsoring candidates success. The study showed that negative ads impact people with high trust and political sophistication. UF political science professor Stephen Craig, who wrote the study, said people with a positive outlook were affected the most. However, he said the amount of people who trust the government is shrinking and has been since the mid-1960s. Craig said people who are low on knowledge and sophistication will not be able to process the infor mation in a negative ad. He started his research to see how candidates respond to negative tive negative ad. Through a controlled experiment with about 200 political science students, students looked at two negative ads that attack incumbents and four responses to each attack. The negative ads were about taking advantage, such as inappropriately using constituents money and being out-of-touch with constituents. Some candidates responses to attacks impacted people more than others. For example, denial as a response worked best. Denial increased an incumbents vote share by 32.8 percent in taking advantage and 21 percent in out-of-touch. But when denial is not available because the evidence in the attack is true, counterattack was the next best. After counteratcation, according to the results. Craig said people arent against negative ads, but become weary when candidates go over-the-top. It works except when it doesnt, Craig said. He said candidates dont win by negative ads. They need to have a message that resonates with voters, he said. The results showed some backlash against negative ads. During the experiment, participants were asked to rate the candidates. Ratings for both the candidate who produced the ad and the candidate who was targeted in the ad went down after the attack ad, but the target went down more, Craig said. Craig also conducted an online survey, which is using measures of trust and knowledge, to have a larger sample size. The data has not yet been analyzed. Sean Williams, a 22-year-old linguistics senior, said negative ads dont sway votes at least not his. But regardless, it plants a doubt in their mind, he said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org.Baker channels an archangeldomestic that is not in line with the measures that must be taken for the human race to survive. The group hopes to reveal a path of personal healing to awaken the consciousness of souls. Students, however, are a bit skeptical of the matter. Paul Cirino, a 19-year-old UF telecommunication junior, said the group wants Tebow as its spokesman only because of his status. The other possibility is they actually believe that Tim Tebow is called to their group like they are, he said. Children of Light began in 1990, when founder Ron Baker met Robert Baker. Robert Baker is trance channel for the Archangel Gabriel, according the to groups website. The site states Gabriel communicates through Robert Baker on a weekly basis, through whom he gives informative lectures and does a Q&A segment. When my message gets to him, that will test his faith in an Earthbelief hes ever held and everyone hes ever loved standing on one side of the road and just me on the other. But I speak for the Father. My on Earth as it is in Heaven, Nanney later said about Tebow. Tebow and his management agency, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, could not be reached for comment. TEBO W, from page 1 STUDENTS REGISTERED AND UPDATED THEIR VOTING INFORMATION ON AN IPAD AND A TABLET. JEWEL MIDELISAlligator Contributing WriterFifty-nine people showed up to register to vote and update their voter information Tuesday at Pugh Hall Ocora. The event was in honor of National Voter Registration Day and was sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. Journalism senior Kelly MacLellan, who is the internal vice president for Gator Coalition for Civic Engagement, said she was pleased with the turnout at the event. In and out and passer-bys is kind of what I expected, she said. I dont necessarily expect everyone to be coming out, because an advantage of our system is that they can do it anywhere. Students registered and updated their voter information with an iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab. After registering, they could enjoy drinks and snacks. MacLellan, 21, said TurboVote saves time when people register online. said. I think voting is important, because government is important and has a huge role in our lives between schools to roads to taxes. It is very important for students to making those decisions. Annastasia Mula, an agricultural education and communications junior, changed her address using the new TurboVote system. I dont like stupid tablets, but other than that it was very easy, the 21-yearold said. A lot of people who complain dont vote, but they dont have the right to complain if they havent voted. The other possibility is they actually believe that Tim Tebow is called to their group like they are.Paul Cirinotelecommunication juniorCraig


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5Alex Catalano /Alligator Staff Student Body President Tj Villamil holds an iPad with an image of Christian Aguilar, an 18-year-old missing UF student, at the Student Senate meeting Tuesday night. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterAbout 10 people sat in the back of Reitz Union Room 282 Tuesday night holding signs with messages like Reitz wouldnt want me here and Reitz was a bigot. Stop defending him. They attended the Student Senate meeting in support of a referendum that asks students if they want to rename the Reitz Union after Virgil Hawkins, an AfricanAmerican man who was denied entrance to UF in 1949. Last week, the UF Supreme Court passed an amended version of the referendum, which will appear on the October Student Government ballot. Dave Schneider, a former UF student, visited from Tallahassee to support the referendum. He came with the Dream Defenders, an organization inspired by the values of Martin Luther King Jr. Schneider said the referendum question means more than a new student union name. He said the issue is about students living in post-racial America. This country is only great because we have people constantly challenging to make it better, Schneider said. Ford Dwyer, the author of the referendum, told the Senate about Dan Harmeling, a 70-year-old man who attended UF during J. Wayne Reitz presidency. Ford said Harmeling and his twin brother Jim Harmeling were both targeted by Reitz for their civil rights activism in the 60s, leading to Jim Harmelings eventual suicide. Student Body President Tj Villamil also discussed the Reitz Union expansion at the meeting. He said students can give input regarding the new design from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday on the Im really excited to know we are going to be at the forefront of student unions, Villamil said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@ alligator.org.Students sit in Student Senate meeting protesting referendum KATHYRN VARNAlligator Contributing WriterA business can be born within 54 hours. Startup Weekend, a three-day entrepreneurial conference, is coming to Gainesville Friday to bring professionals together to develop startup businesses. The event starts at 6 p.m. downtown at the Gainesville Hacker space, 101 SE Second Place, where management consultant John Spence will speak, said JR Miller, an event volunteer. Participants will pitch ideas in 60 seconds, and voters will choose the top 10 ideas. Those ideas will then grow over the course of the weekend. Participants will break into teams and dedicate Saturday and most of Sunday to conducting market research and developing the ideas. On Sunday night, the teams will present their product to a panel of judges made up of founders and CEOs from across the country, including former UF student Sam Tarantino, co-founder and CEO of Grooveshark, Miller said. The top three teams will win up to $10,000 in consulting resources, gift cards, giveaways from sponsors and tablets to help their businesses, said co-director Anjali Kundra. Kundra, 26, graduated from UFs Masters of Entrepreneurship program and is vice president of client services at RoomSync, a Gainesville-based startup company. She said she encourages students, residents and entrepreneurs alike to attend the event. Its not just meant for people that are in startups already, she said. Anyone with drive can do it. Student registration is $20, and general registration is $50, Kundra said. Participants who register as developers or designers can get a 25 percent discount using the code HACKERS. Those who dont want to participate can observe the event on the non-attendee track. Our whole goal with this is to highlight the best and brightest of Gainesville, she said. The bulk of the event will be in Hackerspace downtown, where the owners will provide resources and space to foster innovation and entrepreneurship, she said. Kundras brother, Nikhil Kundra, 22, will participate in the event. The siblings graduated from the same program. Nikhil Kundra is a veteran of weekend startup events. He founded Partender, an app that speeds up the bar inventory recording process, at 3 Day Startup Gainesville, which is an event similar to Startup Weekend. He hopes other participants will have as successful an experience as he did. that theyre really passionate about and pitch it and work on it in this startup weekend, he said. I want them to see that theyre just as capable of doing anything as anyone else.Three-day entrepeneurial conference held for new startupsThe event will be held at the Gainesville Hackerspace JARED GINSBURGAlligator Contributing WriterWith Internet cafes causing controversy across the state, a Gainesville resident has voiced her concern about the stores to the city commission. Kathryn Hillgardner, 43, said she considers Internet cafes a growing problem. Hillgardner, a self-professed former gambling addict, said she lost more than $100,000 at Internet cafes throughout the years and hopes to make other people aware of the potential issues that come with the cafes. She said she hopes to let the community know there is help available if they struggle with the same problems. Money does not mean what it did to me, she said. If I can reach people and help them over come what I did, it would be great. Internet cafes are locally owned computer hubs where patrons pay for Internet time and are given free sweepstakes games that some equate to gambling. Hillgardner met with Commissioner Randy Wells earlier this week to talk about her concerns. Wells said he admired her for her determination. However, he said he didnt know if there was much the city could do legally. I appreciate the fact that she has opened up about herself and her experiences, he said. Hillgardner said she questions whether the businesses should be considered legitimate businesses. Theyre really offering the opportunity to gamble, she said. About a dozen Internet cafes in Gainesville and Ocala declined to comment.Internet cafes cause stir EIGHT PEOPLE ARE WORKING ON THE PROJECT. NOELIA TRUJILLOAlligator Contributing WriterThe Florida Museum of Natural History received a three-year $339,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for researchers to expand their digitized collection of invertebrate specimens. Digitizing a collection involves capturing data associated with the specimens on an electronic platform to make it available on the Internet, said Gustav Paulay, the museums malacology curator. The digitization aligns with the National Science Foundations push to digitize all U.S. biological collections, according to a news release. The data includes the idention and habitat of the collection, the collector, notes about biology, symbiosis, et cetera, Paulay said. They may also include DNA sequences and photos. He said the collection already contains 500,000 lots, or species the money from the grant, 100,000 more lots will be digitized. On average, each lot has seven specimens. Ninety percent of the grant will go toward the salary of student OPS, or Other Personnel Services, performing the work, and 10 per cent will go toward supplies for housing specimens, Paulay said. Students, staff and researchers and access of the digitized collections summarized information, said Ashley Berkow, collections assistant at the museum and geology junior. The collection allows researchers the ability to look up any specimen without having to travel to the museum or request it be shipped. If everyones collection could be more accessible for everyone else to reach, I think itd make everything much easier, said Berkow, 20. She said there are eight people working on the digitization project, and most of them are students. The workers clean specimens, catalog their information and photograph them, Berkow said. The Florida Museum of Natural History trails in second behind the Smithsonian Institution for having the largest digitized collection of invertebrates. Paulay, 55, said the museum has been a leader with this collection, because other institutions are slow to digitize their holdings. He said his love of nature and his interest in diversity led him and in expanding the digitized collection. Think of it as a library of life, Paulay said. It makes the enormous amount of information encompassed in our collection broadly available to anyone.UF Florida Museum goes digital This country is only great because we have people constantly challenging to make it better.Dave Schneiderformer UF student


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to opinions@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Todays question: Are you registered to vote? 80 TOTAL VOTES31% YES 69% NOTuesdays question: Have you ever studied abroad? Car + Robot = ???:Why cars and computers shouldnt mixWeve heard about a few problems with the new iOS6 from Apple after it was released last week. One of the biggest complaints was that the new Apple Maps program looked like it was imagined by Dali, according to a BuzzFeed article. Yeah, dont follow those maps exactly, because they will fool you into thinking roads travel upward. The app mislabels locations quite frequently. engineers of Google Maps. The geniuses at Google recently turned into mad scientists; they invented a car that can drive itself. roads. state with the worst drivers. The article analyzed a report from Allstate, the Americas Best Drivers Report, which took data from the countrys 200 biggest cities. were in the worst 25. Watch out in Glendale, San Francisco, Los the worst 25, and Florida and Virginia each had three cities, according to the Forbes article. So why would Brown allow less physical control over cars in his state? These vehicles have the potential to avoid accidents We can save lives, create jobs and reduce congestion, said Google co-founder Sergey Brin, according to the Los Angeles Times. I expect that self-driving cars will be far safer than human-driven cars. Do these dudes want to make these cars legal so that they can have fun not-driving, or do they only want to make semi-witty puns about it? We are stepping on the accelerator when it comes to the Google car, said Sen. Alex Padilla; he sponsors the bill. Not only would each autonomous car need to be approved for the road, but drivers would need a separate permit to sit behind the wheel of a driverless car and in case the computer crashes, be ready to take control. But drivers in that state can barely control cars without computers. We understand technology is allowed to make progress this seem like a crazy idea that can only go horribly wrong? Are robot cars the latest harbingers of destruction? Last year, similar legislation was signed into law in Nevada, wrote the Los Angeles Times. In addition, Arizona, Hawaii, Florida and Oklahoma are considering autonomousvehicle legislation. Buckle up, folks, because its going to be a bumpy ride. Into an ocean, probably. Or, like, the car next to you. Lets just hope these cars use Google Maps.There is a war going on inside me, and Im not talking about that fourth meal stuff that Taco Bell is peddling these days. Im referencing an ideological battle that I was hesitantly drafted into when I learned to think. On one hand, my life has been transformed by passionately pursuing the God of the Bible. On the other, I have always been captivated by the sciences. You could say Im something like an ideological mutt. As a child, I was often heralded as the avatar of Steve Urkel. I asked for microscopes and telescopes for birthdays, and my friends called me Microbe Man. I was a consummate science nerd, which led me to study engineering at UF for years before the daring shift to religion. As an empirically-minded thinker, religion has been a the dont think, just believe nature of modern religious resign themselves to a frustrating brand of belief that would seek to understand a prevalent concept in academia. Faith, by nature, doesnt require evidence, but it also doesnt stick its head in the sand. years, I hit a crossroad. How could faith stand unshaken in the face of an evolutionary theory that asserts that the biodiversity we see is the result of an innumerable quantity of unguided successive changes? What do all of these facts, charts and fossils mean for a guy like me? Not much, Ill admit with hesitancy. I recognize that Im biased (like every human), but lookentire life. As well conceptualized as evolution is, science adaptation (or microevolution) happens in the world around us. People adapt. Species adapt. Im not insane enough to deny that. But saying that beak length will vary throughout 100 years in an isolated bird population and assuming that those changes will add up to an entirely different species given time (macroevolution) are two different things. I might be committing some serious shenanigans here, but where are the fossils of all the successive changes? No, really. Where are they? Im not talking about a cute horse diagram that was drawn up from someones imagination, or a museum Neanderthal that was scaled up from a solitary jawbone. I want to see the proof of evolution, the in-betweens. Darwin said that the most formidable opposition to his theory would come in the form of a fossil record that didnt back up the successive change model. It was taken in good faith that the fossil record was not complete then. After a century and a half of fossil excavations, are we still evoking the same reasoning? How does an evolutionary process that necessitates eons suddenly develop the ability to take quantum leaps in the form of punctuated equilibrium? If that doesnt qualify as the most ironic deus ex machina, I dont know what does. Its intriguing to hear people assert that science is about proof, and that faith is for the weak-minded. Perhaps they missed the memo. I might be a man of faith, but I surmise that many more unwittingly belong in that category. Faith, it would seem, is a universal human trait. Ryan Galloway is a religion senior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays.The place where science and faith intersect Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Ryan Gallowayopinions@alligator.org


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 We are one week away from seeing a sideby-side contrast of both major presidential candibates between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is rapidly approaching. On Oct. 3, both candidates will square off at the University of Denver to discuss domestic issues with emphasis on Televised debates have been an essential focus in the modern political campaign since 1960, when President Kennedy outshined and overwhelmed Richard Nixon in front of a national audience. At that time, with a growing national media, the American public had limited access to presidential candidates. The emergence of TV during that era allowed ordinary Americans to better identify and become acquainted with the candidates. It appears likely that in 1960, with a nervous Nixon in view to the public, he lost ground to the future victor. Both candidates demonstrated an initial impression to many voters, and national exposure gave a way to see the contrast between them. The debates seemed to be the primary way to consider both candidates side by side. nedy moved from one point behind Nixon to three points ahead. In that era, with a lack of side-by-side contrast, debates were key in shifting public opinion. However, as the American people may have been largely unfamiliar with the candidates then, they may be too familiar with the candidates now. The emergence of multiple news networks on TV, the Internet and Facebook and Twitter have developed an overexposure of Obama and Romney. Neither candidate can say one word or make a single appearance without being criticized, overevaluated and picked apart. With every event available on video to a national audience for nearly two years prior to Election Day, the majority of voters have inevitably decided on a candidate weeks, and even months, prior to the series of debates. uttered is examined from multiple perspectives in multiple mediums. As such, the positive, and especially the negative, aspects of our political leaders are condemned on a wide array of settings. This level of overexposure to our political leaders seems to bring an unprecedented degree of criticism that divides the American public and widens our polarization on the issues. It appears to have reached the point that, regardless of the victor of an election, the majority of the voting public would remain unhappy. Now during the 2012 election cycle, we already have that side-by-side comparison of the candidates. We have had this information for months. Candidates are essentially going through the process and attempting to appeal to the few undecided voters. As a result, the debates as important as they once were are now effectively telling us what we already know. Now, their overall impact should be minimal, since the Instead, the debates should be a way to differentiate candidates and their respective visions and leadership styles as they were in the days of Kennedy and Nixon. debates will primarily serve as material for the opposition to use as ammunition. points on the issues. Unfortunately, I expect they will have campaign. Matthew Schnur is an economics freshman at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays.Debates minimized by other outletsColumn Matthew Schnuropinions@alligator.org I agree with David Bradshaw that the recently enacted Student Government campaign rules needlessly obstruct free speech. I write to encourage fellow students and the administration to oppose these unreapaign for SG elections. The troubling restriction prohibits any intentional action in support of a candidate or the election. political party. The restrictions on website material are especially troubling given that the Internet has the characteristics of a traditional public forum where debate is accepted and expected. Such a severe restriction limits the ability of students to introduce themselves as candidates in the election cycle to a very large and diverse Student Body almost 50,000 students this fall. Although this restriction appears to be viewpoint-neutral, the actual effect may be parties to successfully elect their candidates. Why have any restrictions on SG election campaigns? One author of the bill made the questionable claim that restricting campaigning to less than one week before elections will promote bipartisanship, because they will spend more time on their Senate duties. Given the educational mission of UF as a whole, reasonable restrictions, such as a minimum GPA requirement, serve to protect the educational experience of SG and will be supported by law. Courts rightly grant great deference to university judgment on academic matters, but this does not mean universities always practice correct or consistent judgment. Unfortunately for the defenders of restricting student speech, the new time restrictions on campaigning do not advance the educational interests of students at UF. These restrictions detract from the educational purpose of SG participation and are glaringly inconsistent with UF recognizes the ability and educational value of letting students learn to manage time and distractions in other settings. We expect our student athletes to almost continually train and compete at the national level. Coach Will Muschamp would blanch at the idea that players could only begin conditioning and practicing for a speWe also have a healthy Greek system, and the university maintains a website that lists intensive because the new member goes through the pledging, most assuredly lasts longer than one week and is time-consuming. Those who defend student speech restrictions may also argue that allowing students to give speeches and distribute literature in support of particular candidates sooner than one week before elections will generate an excessive amount of electioneering communications. This argument fails to acknowledge that UF students have always been expected to remain committed to their coursework amid a litany of campus speakers (including athletic events and conferences. Indeed, learning to manage schedules and the distractions of life are important aspects of higher education and becoming an adult. tion will unduly disrupt the educational mission of UF. than one week before elections may actually make matters worse candidates and parties feverishly accost terials during their allotted free speech time, knowing they only have one week to do so. The UF Interfraternity Council writes on its website that the more energy and time a member dedicates to his fraternity, the more that member gains from the exI agree. The university administration and student government should extend this logic to the educational experiences of a candidate who wishes to campaign more than seven days before the election. Excessive campaign restrictions diminish the number and quality of ideas generated by the Student Body the most important educational mission of our university. Greg Pavela is a sociology graduate student at UF.Campaign rules go against UFs missionGuest columnGreg PavelaSpeaking Out


8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012Lauren Troncoso / AlligatorSlackin' OffFood science and human nutrition junior Nick Pellegrino, 20, shows off his slack climb and juggling skills Tuesday on Plaza of the Americas. C AMPUS ROSA LLAMOAlligator Contributing Writer American choir to be invited to an international choral festival. Chamber singers in the Concert Choir will headline the 17th annual Encuentro Coral de Musica Colombiana in Buga, Colombia, from Oct. 16 to Oct. 21. The noncompetitive inter national choral festival will feature about 25 choirs from six invited. Its considered the most important choral event in the country, according to an email from Carlos Armando Perez, president of Corporacin Para el Desarrollo Coral de Buga (or Cor In 2011, Perez asked Will Kesling, the UF School of Musics director of choral activity and conductor of UFs Concert Choir, to bring a chamber of up to 25 students from the choir to the festival. For the man to come from Buga, Colombia, to meet with me and invite us, Kesling said, he must think our choir is good. Students from UFs concert choir, a group of about 75 ranging from freshmen to doctoral students, auditioned in Spring 2012 to go to Colombia, Kesling said. The selected students, about eight of whom are not music majors, will be accompanied by four staff and faculty members on the trip. The chamber singers will perform at a concert almost every night in Buga and surrounding cities during the six-day trip, he said. The singers will also serve as the demonstration choir in master classes that Kesling will teach to all of the choirs, teachers and conductors attending the festival. these spirituals together. I love making music with people all over the world, Kesling said. I love the fact that I can speak with them even if I dont speak their language, because were speaking music, which is the worlds common language. To prepare for the event, the singers are attending regular rehearsals during classes Tuesdays and Thursdays with the Concert Choir, he said. They also attended a weekend-long retreat Sept. 14 through Sept. 16 to learn and practice the spirituals they will perform at the festival. The Sunday before leaving for the trip, the singers will have a pull-in rehearsal to get the sound together as a smaller group on songs they rehearsed with the Concert Choir. Lopez, a 20-year-old recreation, parks and tourism junior specializing in event management and a bass II singer. But now shes fully behind me. choral conducting student and one of Keslings graduate assistants, said international events are like doing a musicology research project. You cant open yourself up to an experience like this without growing in some way or learning something in some way, she said. ONLINE BUSINESSES HAVE A BIG ADVANTAGE OVER STOREFRONT SHOPS. MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Contributing WriterStacy Tasman sat in her UF public relations class and pitched idea after idea about fake companies. Little did she know, shed be doing the same thing years later when the money was real. Despite the daunting nature of starting a business, two UF alumnae have taken the plunge to create their own startups. One launched her business this month, and another is celebrating one year running a successful website. left her contract attorney job to start ShopRagHouse.com, a fashion platform that allows designers to submit fashion ideas for review and sale. Since Florezs site launched two weeks ago, it has drawn in 100 members, including several fashion lovers, friends and family. Tasman, who graduated with a degree in public relations, started HowHeAsked. com, a website that posts engagement stories and photos. Since the sites launch last year, Tasman has received hundreds of proposal stories from couples nationwide, she said. Despite the economy, online businesses have a big advantage over storefront small businesses, said Mark Rush, UF economics professor. When an online company hits it big, it can hit it huge, he said. Local businesses arent the ones to make millions of dollars in three or four years. Online businesses experience that. Although the two women are far from drawing in millions, they said their online platform has put them on the road to success. Florez said she attributes much of her success to the enthusiasm of The Gator Nation. A lot of my friends at UF had a very entrepreneurial spir it, said Florez, 27, who graduated with a criminology degree before heading to law school at Harvard. Some of her friends helped inspire the business launch and gave advice on networking. Tasman said she felt inspired by her public relations classes that helped her develop, pitch and promote ideas. Creating storylines off of fake and real businesses in my classes inspired me, said Tasman, 24. Those skills gave me the backbone to pitch my blog idea. Florezs website has had two designs submitted so far, but Florez and her business partner are looking for 10 more design pitches before they open voting for members to pick a winner. While building her website, Tasman kept in touch her for mer UF instructor Adam Bornstein to ask for advice about promoting and networking. Bornstein, 30, now the editorial director of Livestrong.com, said networking and social engine optimization are key to online startups. Stacy took a smart idea that appeals to everyone and carved out a special niche, where there wasnt much competition, Bornstein said. She wasnt afraid to ask for help, and she combined her feel-good storytelling elements with other business connections, aside from my advice. Tasman said starting her website has promoted her passion for storytelling and given her a meaningful career path. Many people go the route of having the typical 9-to-5 job, which can get mundane, Tasit is that will get you up in the morning, and run with it. You never know that very idea could turn into the next great career. LAURA HOGANAlligator Contributing WriterA UF research team will work with about 200 parents and children during a childhood obesity awareness and intervention workshop Thursday. Sponsored by UFs Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program, the workshop is intended for families in the Head Start/ Volunteer Pre-Kindergarten program within Alachua County Public Schools, said Tya M. Arthur, a postdoctoral research associate. The workshop is a shortened version of the Health-Smart Behavior Program created by Carolyn M. Tucker, director of UFs Health Disparities Research and Intervention Program. Because September is National Childhood Obesity Month, the program hopes to raise awareness for the severity of the problem and to decrease the obesity disparity among communities, including the ethnic-minority, socio-economically disadvantaged and medically underserved, Arthur said. Thursdays event will include physical activities for the kids and joint goal-setting between the parent and child. Facilitators will show part of the Family Health Self-Empowerment DVD. During that time, parents can explain barriers and offer real-life solutions. People are the experts, Arthur said. About 50 undergraduate and six graduate students are a part of the research team facilitating the discussions and activities. Tasia Smith, a graduate student in counseling psychology and a graduate director for the program, will be one of the individuals assisting with the workshop. Children cant do it alone, Smith said. Its really about creating a family change. I love the fact that I can speak with them even if I dont speak their language..."Will KeslingUF School of Musics concert choir conductorThe workshop will be on Thursday


NATANYA SPIESAlligator Contributing WriterAnother drinking and dining option has arrived in Downtown Gainesville. The Jones B-side, a restaurant with a focially opened Tuesday afternoon at 203 SW Second Ave. The restaurant is an expansion of The Jones Eastside, at 401 NE 23rd Ave. The new eatery has inside and patio seating and a full bar. While The Jones Eastside focuses on breakfast and lunch, The Jones B-side includes dinner and drink options. The Jones B-side is open from 11 a.m to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant also has its own parking lot. The Jones Eastside has 30 seats, so the restaurant opened a new location to satisfy customer demand, said Stefani Weed, front-of-house manager for The Jones Bside. Weed said she hopes the new location will draw in students since the restaurant is close to college apartments. We wanted to expand because the customers wanted it, Weed said. It needed to happen because [of] the want and need of local food and supporting the community. The menu includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. The new restaurant kept a few of the most popular items for brunch, lunch and dinner. A new item on the menu is the poutine, which is a dish of fries, chicken or vegetarian gravy and cheese curds. The prices for lunch range from about $7 to $12, and dinner prices are roughly $8 to $22, not including specials. Offerings at Jones B-side include Jones Rancheros for $8.95, which are eggs served on toasted corn tortillas with organic black beans and salsa fresca, and Mojo Pork Chimichanga for $10.25, which is shredded beans and rice. Prices for beer range from $3 to $6. Weed said the restaurant emphasizes local ingredients on its menu, including on its drink menu. Liquors are from family-owned distilleries, and most of the vodka and beer is from Florida. Weed said the main goal of The Jones Bside is to serve healthy, local and sustainable food, and it plans to eventually plant its own garden on the property. Kelsie Stewart, a 25-year-old religion graduate student, attended the opening. She eats at The Jones Eastside a few times a month and said she enjoyed the new restaurant. She said the fresh food, local ingredients and variety of options is what keeps her coming back to both restaurants. I go out of my way to go to the other Jones, she said. Its a little bit different from what Ive been eating for a long time. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 Elise Giordano / Alligator The Jones B-side opens its downtown location to patrons JEWEL MIDELISAlligator Contributing WriterPaynes Prairie Preserve State Park wants volunteers to become Ardisia assassins Saturday. The park is gathering volunteers to remove Ardisia, an invasive plant, from 9 a.m. to noon as part of National Public Lands Day. Park Service Specialist Amber Roux said the event is free and open to the public. She said volunteers will remove the invasive and exotic Coral Ardisia, which is common in shady areas of the park. It needs to be removed by hand, so it takes a lot of people, Roux said. It will help restore natural ecosystems to the normal balance. There are about 25 volunteers registered to participate, but the sign-up is still open, she said. Ken Langeland, a UF professor who specializes in the management of upland invasive vegetation, said the Coral Ardisia has a negative impact on native plants. It is reproducing on its own where it is replacing natural vegetation, Langeland said. It displaces native plant communities and disrupts native habitats. He said aside from the work volunteers will do, he hopes people will learn about the harm invasive plants cause to the natural environment. I really applaud people who are putting their efforts and energy into organizing these events and the volunteers who participate in them, he said.Paynes Prairie to remove plants MICHAEL SCOTT DAVIDSONAlligator WriterGators March for Babies will host its the Meadowbrook Golf Club. The fundraiser supports March of Dimes, an effort to help all babies have a healthy and full-term birth, according to a news release. Saturdays four-person scramble will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the golf course, at 3200 NW 98th St. Were targeting it not necessarily toward college students, but the UF community, said special events director and 21-year-old English senior Brittany Fining. Registration is $60 for college students and $90 for UF staff and faculty members and includes green fees, a golf cart and lunch from Chef Brothers Custom Catering, according to the release. If golfers sign up with a four-person team, registration is $80 per golfer. Golfers money will be refunded if the tournament is canceled because of rain. Up to 80 people may register for the event, but Gators March for Babies expects about 50 people to register, Fining said. She said she expects Saturdays event to raise about $4,000. In the past nine years, Gators March for Babies has raised more than $350,000 for the March of Dimes. This years walk is scheduled for Nov. 4, according to the release. Prizes from Gator Skeet and Trap Club, McAlisters Deli and Chilis will the pin and the longest drive. Registration for the event closes today. People interested in participating can sign up at www.golfforbabies. eventbrite.com.Charity hosts golf fundraiser It needs to be removed by hand, so it takes a lot of people.park service specialistLOCAL


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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Poll QuestionIs Floridas bye week coming at a good time? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. has brought a steady and composed presence to the Florida soccer team this season. See story, page 15. GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer Will Muschamp believes the Gators are a better team than they were a year ago because of improvements on the line of scrimmage, but he still sees plenty of room for progress on the perimeter. While a strong run game has been a major factor in UFs 4-0 start, Muschamp is looking for better blocking on the outside. On defense, Muschamp wants players to develop a better grasp of their responsibilities. A little bit of our issues came as far as the perimeter run for us, something were going to really work on here in the open date, Muschamp said. Weve got to do a better job of blocking on the perimeter. Thats where you get big runs. Although Florida has averaged 224.5 yards per game on the ground, many of those have come on runs between the tackles by Mike Gillislee. Muschamp wanted to develop more of a downhill running game this season after Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps led a perimeter-based rushing attack last year before moving on to the NFL. Although Muschamp said he appreciates Gillislees one-cut approach, the Gators have used speedster Solomon Patton to establish a perimeter rushing attack with jet sweeps. Patton has carried seven times for 71 yards this season. Youve got to be multiple in what youre doing, Muschamp said. Against some of the defenses were going to face, starting with LSU, youre not going to be able to line up in stagnant positions and consistently run the ball. Their fronts are too good. Muschamp expressed concern about defending runs on the perimeter. Floridas rush defense ranks sixth in the Southeastern Conference with 119.3 yards allowed per game. Muschamp said the primary issue has been a misunderstanding regarding who is responsible for setting the edge. On every play, Florida has both a Florida looking to shore up perimeter during off week JOSH JURNOVOY Alligator Staff Writer The season is young, but the Gators could already use a break. Luckily for them, they have an unusually early bye week. Its a good thing for us, linebacker Mike Taylor said. Perfect timing. The last time Florida had an open week this early in the season was 2009. That seasons bye followed a 41-7 win against Kentucky in which quarterback Tim Tebow suffered a concussion. Tebow used the bye to recover and returned to action the following week, helping top-ranked Florida defeat LSU 13-3 and remain unbeaten. Several players with minor injuries son. Coach Will Muschamp indicated that some players who would be questionable for a game on Saturday are likely to play against LSU on Oct. 6. Defensive end Dominique Easley missed Saturdays win against Kentucky with swelling in his surgically repaired left knee. The time off should reduce the swelling. Trey Burton also sat out against the Wildcats with back spasms and Chaz Green missed the game with an ankle injury. Jordan Reed had to leave UFs game against Kentucky with what Muschamp described as a head injury, and Sharrif Floyd left with a shoulder injury. How much they will do this week, well determine that as the week goes, coach Will Muschamp said. But I think all The healthy Gators plan to use the extra time to try to improve their performance. Muschamp said Florida would use Tuesday and Wednesday to simply focus on self-improvement not looking at the Tigers. Florida begins preparing for LSU on Thursday. the team plans to work on offensively are Gators using bye to heal injuries, work on self-improvement UF Fo otball THE ADAM BOMB Florida hasnt done anything this season. Well, to be fair, the Gators did what they were supposed to do. feated a Mid-Atlantic Conference team, a Southeastern Conference game, and two SEC teams against which the Gators hold extended winning streaks. Florida may have been the underdog against Texas A&M and Tennessee, but Vegas misjudged UFs talent advantage. No. 11 Floridas next game is against a Sound familiar? Florida faced the same situation in 2011, playing No. 3 Alabama at home on Oct. 1. But this team is different than last years squad, which dropped four straight in October. Players and coaches have said it themselves, and I am a Will Muschamp believer. Heres the catch. The Gators play a murderers row of opponents in October with No. 3 LSU, No. 6 South Carolina and No. 5 Georgia. No, Im not counting the game against Vanderbilt. Only UFs matchup against Georgia is away from Gainesville, but Florida easily could lose all three. In the span of a month, the Gators moved from a fringe top-25 team without any playmakers to a legitimate top-15 team. Florida has scored three touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the past four weeks. Floridas defense, which ranked No. 8 nationally in total defense last season, has started slow every week. UF managed to come back in the second half against two conference opponents on the road. No other team in the SEC has done that this season, but this isnt necessarily a distinction to boast about. Do the Gators sound too good to be true? chance for Florida to back up the hype. Win or lose, the Gators have to show they can contend with the SEC elite. Up to this point, Florida hasnt done that. Muschamp and UF went 0-3 against LSU, South Carolina and Georgia last season. The 2009 recruiting class, headlined by seniors Josh Evans, Jon Bostic and Mike Gillislee, has gone 4-5 against those three teams, including a 1-2 mark in 2010. If this group was ever going to bring the Gators back, this would be the year. With the added experience in the starting lineup 18 starters are either juniors or seniors Florida is better prepared to deal with the adversity that comes with playing LSU game to prove UFs worth Adam Pincustwitter: @pincus_adam David Carr / Alligator StaffFloridas players prepare to run out of the tunnel before their season-opening 27-14 win How much they will do this week, well determine that as the week goes, But I think all of those UF coachSEE BYE, PAGE 14 SEE PERIMETER, PAGE 14Poll ResultsWhich school is least deserving of a football team in the SEC? 48% KENTUCKY 31% VANDERBILT 12% OLE MISS 9% MISS STATE122 total votesSEE ADAM, PAGE 14


top-10 opponents. The Gators are tired of hearing about getting outscored 72-22 in the fourth quarter of SEC games last season. It stuck in our heads, wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. said last week. We dont want to have that at the end of this season. Thats what were trying to do. Florida players and coaches are saying the right things. The message surrounding the football program has been one of added maturity. There isnt any more bickering in the locker room. Players actually have to practice now. Theyve shown an ability to not let sluggish starts affect them. Youre able to rationalize a lot better with guys that are a little bit more mature, Muschamp said. Youre able to sit down, talk, understand why weve improved, why we are where we are and what we need to do to get better. Where Florida is will be deter mined in the next month. The Gators are better than a 6-6 regular season, but a four-loss campaign isnt out of the question for 2012. were a step in the right direction, but theyre by no means an indicabroken. Lets talk again on Nov. 1. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@ alligator.org. primary and a secondary run-force player designated to force the running back towards the middle of the defense. Weve had the primary run-force player lose contain at times, Muschamp said. We havent done a good job replacing the primary run-force player. A little of that is understanding. That all goes back on me. Muschamp also traced the defenses perimeter run problems to the play of his cornerbacks. Weve got one thats real excited to go tackle Loucheiz Purifoy, Muschamp said. The rest of them have to get more excited about tackling. A lot of times, its want-to. Purifoy leads UFs cornerbacks with 14 tackles, but no other player at the position has more than eight. While shortcomings in the perimeter run game were none of which ranked in the top 30 in rushing offense or top 15 in rushing defense they could prove costly in a matchup against LSU on Oct. 6. The Tigers have the NCAAs No. 15 rushing offense and No. 3 rushing defense. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 MAX MATTERNAlligator Writer As the Division I Mens and Womens Tennis Committee deliberated on changes to speed up the college game, Florida senior Bob van Overbeek reacted with three simple words: This is ridiculous. After his initial response, van Overbeek knew something had to be done promptly, so he and Michigans Evan spread awareness. Him and I were like, We have to start the group to let people know, spread the word, and hopefully we can get this reversed, van Overbeek said. The two decided on a group name that was simple and straightforward: *OFFICIAL* Against the changes to NCAA tennis. Within a month, the group exploded, with nearly 8,800 people joining. Van Overbeek realized a Facebook group was not going to stop an NCAA ruling, so he created a petition on Change.org to rally against the proposed rules changes. Similar to his Facebook group, van Overbeek wanted to be straightforward in describing what he was petitioning made his intentions clear: First and foremost, the NCAA recommendations will damage the integrity of the sport. The committee wanted to change the way singles and doubles matches are decided in the NCAA Division I Championships. For doubles, the committee decided to change the match from an 8-game pro set to a 6-game set. For singles, the committee decided to do away with the third set and play a 10-point tiebreaker to decide the match. A lot of people know that big matches are always won in a full third set, van Overbeek said. According to the NCAA report, the changes were designed to make the game more marketable and viewerfriendly. Some matches have lasted upwards of four-anda-half hours, longer than almost any other sport. The committee wanted to make the change to promote the growth of college tennis and the athletes health but for got one important aspect in its deliberation the athletes voices. are the ones out there on the court, UF coach Bryan Shelton said. They are the ones having the real experience. Van Overbeek knew he had to raise his voice. He had no idea how many people would sign his petiargument. Within three weeks, the petition had 4,200 signatures. Bob is a leader, Shelton said. Its good to see him step up in that leadership role for something thats really sigThe committee proposed these changes on Aug. 19. The NCAA panel rejected the tiebreaker procedures on Sept. 13, but has elected to proceed with the plans to remove the warm-ups with the opponent, reduce the time between shorten each changeover from 90 seconds to 60. Even though there was a strong following, van Over beek showed skepticism that the Facebook group and petition would fuel the reversal of the tiebreaker changes. I dont know if it helped, van Overbeek said. The petition, maybe, just to show the NCAA that we are serious about it. Shelton, though, believes van Overbeeks and other players opinions helped fuel the rejection. When players are able to get together and do things, they got a strong platform, Shelton said. The person who has played the game, who follows the game and who understands the game is in a better position to make proposals on how the game is going and where we want it to go. van Overbeek David Carr / Alligator StaffSenior running back Mike Gillislee breaks a tackle during UFs 38-0 shutout against Kentucky on Satur David Carr / Alligator Staff Corners not tackling PERIMETER, from page 13Gators want to improve special teamsshort-yardage situations and timing on certain passing routes. He also added that the team would spend a good portion of Tuesday and Wednesdays practices on kickoff returns and blocking punts. The Gators are 86th in the country with an average of 19.5 yards per kick return and have yet to block a punt this season. Its always good to focus on what you can do as a team and play to get better, especially before a big game, Taylor said. The game is so far away that coach Muschamp said were going to focus on us, and get ourselves better. Wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr., who leads UF in receiving yards and touchdowns, agreed that the team still has plenty of areas to address. We havent played our best game, Hammond said. We havent put together our best game, so weve got a bye week, and were going to take advantage of it. Were going to clean up things, penalties, whatever it may be. Pass protection, just making reads, anything. Were going to go back and look at Muschamp also mentioned the downside of an early 4-0 start and now has to wait a week to build on it. When asked if he preferred the bye earlier or later, Muschamp said hed have to wait and see. Ill tell you after LSU, he said. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org. BYE, from page 13 UF Fo otball ADAM, from page 13TENNIS


ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Writer Jo Dragotta was doing her best to keep her mind clear. Florida was already up 2-0 Georgia and had allowed only three shots through the pressure to deal with. Georgia had just been called for a handwas lining up to take the penalty kick. Although penalty kicks are always extra weight on her shoulders. never scored a goal. aimed it low at the far side of the net and let it rip. Georgia goalkeeper Ashley Baker dove jumped into the arms of teammate Havana Solaun. primary job is to move the ball between ers. down opposing attacks. Dragotta said. fender Annie Bobbitt said. How she tackDragotta did not always have the role she has now. more active role in the offense. sons. Conference and All-Hillsborough County selection. Erika Tymrak said Dragotta shows off one practice. coach Becky Burleigh said she was disapposure. The Gators took a 2-0 lead before fallletting them pull within a goal. she would take with her. ALLIGATORBrett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffSenior Jo Dragotta (14) steals the ball from Caroline Brown (25) in Floridas 2-1 win against Tennessee on Friday at James G. Pressly Stadium. John McLaughlin / AlligatorSenior Tangerine Wiggs spikes the ball over the net during Floridas 3-0 win against Missouri Honestly, it doesnt even come down to soccer. Obviously, soccer is a big part of our lives, but youre with these people all the time and Jo Dragotta WIGGS LEADS THE SEC WITH A .465 HITTING PERCENTAGE. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer Three years after taking a leap of stick the landing. rennial national title contender at Flor wants more desperately than ever to grab glory before she graduates. The hardest decision I ever made on me she never saw me play. It really took a huge leap of faith going into the done everything she can this season to help her squad succeed. She leads the blocks. Wise said Wiggs is playing the best ranking. is dedicated to our team performance and winning now. You see that sense of The Gators last captured an SEC title at Florida. After losing All-Americans well as three other seniors in the offseateam has a chance get back on top and end her career on a high note. things we need to do to be playing our than she is now. She has cut down from transformation has taken a few years of hard work but is paying off in her third I think the biggest difference is that her strength base is better (and) her volwhile also maintaining her role as one to send the seniors out with an SEC exciting. So I just want to do the best I


Joe: When the sun rises in Gainesville this Saturday, everything will be a little bit brighter. The trees will seem taller, the grass will look greener and the coeds more beautiful. The Gators are 4-0 again this season, and there is plenty of room for optimism in 2012. Why? Two words: quality and quantity. Through four games, Florida has defeated three Southeastern Conference opponents. While one win was a meaningless romp against Kentucky, the other two were road victories against quality opponents in hostile environments. As far as the quantity argument is concerned, look at this teams depth. Multiple injuries have failed to derail The Coach Boom Express, and with a bye week to heal, the Gators will be healthy and deep heading into October. Greg: Take a second to pump the brakes. was an obvious abomination, regardless of coach Will Muschamps plan to run the ball in suboptimal situations just because he could. Texas A&M was making its debut with a redshirt freshman quarterback, and UFs threepoint margin of victory says the game obviously could have gone either way. Even against Tennessee, Florida relied on an 80-yard touchdown run by Trey Burton and a 75-yard score from Frankie Hammond Jr. Its wrong to assume big plays will repeat themselves going forward. Plus, maybe the Volunteers arent as good as we all thought. Theyve played N.C. State close and were tied at halftime against Akron. Morgan Newtons terribleness kept Kentucky from mounting any type of threat. Joe: But you need to consider the process, Greg. Achieving success is not an overnight venture. The game against Bowling Green was is an anomaly. Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett were not asked to do much aside from pooching punts and playing wide receiver for obvious reasons. Shaking offseason rust with a new scheme in the ground game is not a blueprint for scoring 50 points in the season opener. The victories at Texas A&M and last season 1-4 away from home in SEC play, can win on the road. The Gators rallied back from halftime Volunteers and the Aggies, both quality opponents. Thats a big deal, especially after last season. Florida is building and maturing, and thats all Muschamp can really ask for just one month into the season. Greg: Sure, UF has shown a lot of resiliency with second half comebacks, but only because slow starts have been such a consistent problem. The Gators have been quarter of every game this season, as opponents have a 454-261 edge in net yards. UF has been outrushed 164-123 and outpassed 257-130 in opening cult against LSU. UF also suffered from slow starts last season, so its hard to believe this is a totally different team. Florida also ranks No. 100 nationally with eight penalties per game last season. Until those fundamental issues are straightened out, this team will still remind me of last years squad. Joe: The Gators start slow and penalties have been problematic, but the team has made such inclined to believe that they can keep growing. Just look at Driskel. He went from a wild card to the SEC Offensive Player of the Week. Take Mike Gillislee. The guy could barely crack the lineup last season. Now he is arguably the best running back in the SEC. Im not saying Florida is going to beat the hell out of everybody, but I do not foresee another 3-6 are deep and they are motivated by last seasons failures. We handle things better, but for the most part, I believe him. Greg: Despite hot starts, Driskel and Gillislee have a lot left to prove before I peg them as catalysts of a turnaround. Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey combined for 182.8 yards per game on the ground in Floridas 4-0 start last season before averaging only 87.4 the rest of the way. Just because Gillislee is averaging 100.5 yards per game right now doesnt mean hes the savior on offense and will enjoy the same success the rest of the year. As for Driskel, his hot start doesnt look so spectacular if you take away about 100 yards after the catch and two touchdowns from Hammond. Like the team as a whole, Driskel has been better than I expected, but theres no guarantee he keeps it up. Especially not if he makes the same types of overthrows and misreads he sprinkled into an otherwise solid performance against UK. If Driskel, Gillislee and Florida get it done against LSU, then theyll have my attention. this year wont be another 2011. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org and Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. 16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 David Carr / Alligator StaffSophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel breaks a tackle during Floridas 38-0 win against Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan THE RALLYDoes this seasons 4-0 start mean more than last years?