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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 35 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF cornerback Jaylen Watkins credits his success to an increased workload Law allows cake designer to move sweet business into her home The Florida law was passed last year, pg. 8. Students complain about bus routes, UFs Wi-Fi, pg 8. It broke its previous record with 700,000 more riders, pg 9. 86 /61 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 12 SPORTS 13Elise Giordano / AlligatorEmmy, an 11-week-old German shepherd, rests outside Half Corkd in downtown Gainesville with owners Kim and Rich Heiss. They bring Emmy downtown every day. Were trying to get her more accustomed to people, she said. Alligator WriterPedro A. Bravo will face capital murder and kidnapping charges for his alleged connection in the murder and disappearance of a missing UF student. An Alachua County grand jury indicted Bravo, 18, on the charges during a meeting late Monday afternoon, according to court records from the Alachua County Clerk of Courts. The 21-person jury also ruled that Bravo would continue to be held in Alachua County Jail without bond for both charges, said Spencer Mann, chief investigator at the State Attorneys Mann said Bravo and his attorneys will be advised of the new charges. Once thats done, then we will move into the preparation phase for trial, he said. And well see exactly what position the defense counsel for the defendant will take. The indictment came about two weeks after Christian Aguilar went missing. Police initially named Bravo as a person of interest in the case, and he has been in jail since Sept. 24. 28. Mann said the prosecution presented the jury with evidence Monday to determine whether a crime was committed and to take the case to trial. In this particular case, they voted to indict Mr. Bravo in murder, he said. Mann said the state attorney can obtain a murder conviction without a body. It takes a few more steps, he said. Clearly, the burden is on the state to prove the case and that the Suspect in missing student case indicted with murder, kidnappingSEE BRAVO, PAGE 4 Alligator Contributing WriterStudents in Beaty Towers East might not want to get too comfortable. To make room for Innovation Academy students coming to UF next semesnine in the East Tower will be moved to other residence halls across campus, said Carolynn Komanski, assistant director of housing for administrative services. About 180 students will be affected. This semester, 46 students living in Beaty East have been moved to other dorms, she said, and the remaining stuassignments for Spring between Nov. 26 and Jan. 3. Students will then have two options: They can collect their belongings for the Winter Break period and move into their new assignments Jan. 3, or they can move into their new rooms when they are vacant and clean before housing closes Dec. 14, according to a UF housing email. The students affected currently live in werent told about the move or about they signed up for housing, Komanski said. Komanski said the students were astheir housing applications. Courtnie Ulrich, an 18-year-old biology freshman, said she would have made another housing choice if she had known shed have to move. Ulrich said she was given an option to move out early. Her parents, frustrated by the midsemester move, made the two-hour drive to Gainesville last week to help Ulrich relocate. housing status is not new, and accommodations are made every year for students Beaty East residents forced to relocate SEE BEATY, PAGE 4 THE GAME ORIGINALLY BEGAN IN 2005 IN BALTIMORE. Alligator Contributing WriterFor some UF students, the end of the world is coming early this year. Starting today, several hundred UF students will tote around Nerf guns and rolled up socks and will carefully plan their routes around campus to survive the newest round of Humans vs. Zombies. The game was originally started at Goucher College in bies website. Kevin Freedman, president of Gators Humans vs. Zombies, said this will be the tenth time Humans vs. Zombies has been played at UF. According to Freedman, a 22-year-old mechanical engineering senior, the goal of the game depends on which side a player is on. The zombies must tag humans to turn the humans into zombies. Zombies win if there are no humans remaining. The Zombies to invade UF as 10th Humans Vs. Zombies game beginsSEE ZOMBIE, PAGE 4Other students will move inBravo


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 35 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 TODAYFORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY 86/61 SUNNY 85/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 83/62 PARTLY CLOUDY 84/66 PARTLY CLOUDY 85/66 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WHATS HAPPENING?US Women in Nuclear hosts Dean Abernathy This months guest speaker is College of Engineering Dean Cammy Abernathy. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. today in Room 227 in the Nuclear Science Building. Email bblakley@eng.ufl.edu or call 352-3920984 with any questions. Student Animal Alliance hosts Paid-Per-View Would you like to receive $1 to watch a four-minute video? The Student Animal Alliance will host Paid-Per-View on the Reitz Union Colonnade between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. today through Friday. If you can watch the entire video about animal cruelty, well pay you $1. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/ SAA.UF/. IT Security Awareness Day 2012 Whos creeping around your computer files? Can strangers read your texts? Information Technology Security Awareness Day is designed to answer these questions and help make your information as safe as possible. ITSA Day will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Reitz Union Ballroom. Along with various presentations, one of the days main events will be a capture the flag competition. Computer experts and programmers will attempt to attack and defend computers using software and network structures. Everyone is welcome. Prizes include iPads, laptops and flip cams. For more information, visit www. itsa.ufl.edu/. Candlelight Vigil for Christian Aguilar There will be a candlelight vigil for Christian Aguilar, the 18-year-old UF student missing since Sept. 20 and feared murdered, at 7 p.m. Thursday. Gather at the corner of University Avenue and 13th Street by the UF marker. Please bring your #Helpfindchris signs, banners, candles, etc., and arrive early. The vigil is scheduled to coincide with a vigil in Miami by search volunteers, friends and the Aguilar family. For more information, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/ Helpfindchris/. Creation Delusion? Faith, Reason and Earth History Was the world created? What about archaeology and geology? Go to the Ocora at Pugh Hall Wednesday through Friday at 7 p.m. for a discussion with Art Chadwick, Ph.D. A different seminar will be presented each night. This event is free and open to the public. Chadwick obtained his doctorate from the University of Miami in 1969 and is a research professor of biology and geology at Southwestern Adventist University. He is engaged in directing the excavation of one of a loved one create Oct. 17 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. People will talk about what happens when people die or become incapacitated in Florida and will touch on things that every parent should have in place for their children. They will also discuss important aspects of financial planning, saving and planning for retirement. Drinks, snacks and a complimentary life-planning binder will be provided and a Q&A session will follow the talk. NASCAR Viewing Party: Free Food and Prizes UFs NASCAR Kinetics team will host an official NASCAR viewing party of the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway Oct. 21. The viewing party will be at Ballyhoo Grill, 3700 W. University Ave., and will begin at 1 p.m. This event is free, open to the public and will include free food, activities and giveaways including signed NASCAR memorabilia, tickets to a race at Daytona International Speedway and more. A pace car from Daytona International Speedway will also be available at the event for photo opportunities. For more information, visit www. facebook.com/NKUofF. American Pharmacists Month Join APhA-ASP and other pharmacy students throughout the country to celebrate American Pharmacists Month during October. As medication experts, pharmacists have become a vital part of the health care process and are involved in medication therapy management, improvement of patients quality of life and over all health care cost reduction. Celebrate and learn more about pharmacy at the APhA-ASP at www.pharmacist.com. 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. of the largest dinosaur sites in the world. For more information, visit www.acmuf.org or www.facebook.com/acmuf. Coalition of Immokalee Workers hosts farmworker immersion trip A group of UF students and local residents will travel to Immokalee from Friday to Saturday to participate in a farmworker immer sion trip sponsored by the Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice and UFs Institute of HispanicLatino Cultures. Hosted by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the trip will offer participants the opportunity to learn more about farmworkers work conditions, fair-food organizing and consumers impacts on the struggle for fair food. Ten spots are available for individuals who would like to attend. The cost is $20 a person, which will cover food and gas expenses. People interested must contact Eric Castillo, the institutes director, as soon as possible. Car owners who are willing to drive will be reimbursed for gas. For more information, email ericc@ multicultural.ufl.edu. Enactus hosts Career 180 career fair Career 180 will be Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center for Innovation and Economic Development. The fair is targeted toward individuals looking to re-enter the workforce. Career 180 will present many of the issues Gainesville community members must consider in the job search. Its an opportunity to connect with local resources, to network, to explore job options and to gain the confidence needed to successfully and gracefully re-enter the workforce. Topics covered at the fair will include resume updating, interviewing skills, professional dress, budgeting and more. The fair will consist of tables and workshops. Participants may come and go throughout the day, and lunch will be provided. Life Planning Seminar You are never too young or too old, too rich or too poor to start planning for your future. With that in mind, the Roark Law Firm and Ryan Z. Westerburg of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management will host a free and open discussion about Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Financial Planning and the other steps people can take to reduce the burdens that the death or incapacity


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff Writer nights meeting. The Student Senate had two the meeting. trar. District E. During the second meeting, Stutors. ed Sen. Christina Bonarrigo as the Bonarrigo said that as president, Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org. Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffS TUDENT GOVERNMENTStudent Senate certifies elections SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff Writer team. There was a student that we switched their registracongresswoman said. But Committee, made an apto encourage students to The congresswoman was onnade. ence and economics sophocongresswoman said. Then that didnt dampen Wasser The congresswoman said students are the rising cost graduates. stump, went out across the Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@alligator.org.DNC chairwoman visits UF, rallies voters


tagged. The humans have won twice. Only UF students and faculty are eligible to be a part of the game, and play is banned indoors due to UF policy and safety concerns. According to Freedman, UF football player Jesse Schmitt started Gators Humans vs. Zombies in Spring 2010. The rules and in-game missions are always changing, so each game is different. Freedman said Humans vs. Zombies is a great game because the aspects range from creative problem solving to a video game atmosphere. Its got just about everything, Freedman said. Participants range from brandnew players to game veterans. arts freshman, said shes excited I get a chance to be a braineating zombie, Phifer said. I get an excuse to dump buckets of blood on myself. Why wouldnt I play? Sterling Bash, 19-year-old UF chemical engineering sophomore, said the game is a good way to learn the layout of campus and meet new friends. The games good to let off steam and get away from the seriousness college causes, he said. Its also a great excuse to shoot people with Nerf guns. Adam Sanchez, 19-year-old UF geology sophomore, said hes He said its one of his favorite experiences at the university. Running around late at night with your Nerf gun, knowing zombies are hunting you, he said. You cant get that experience with anything else. Sanchez said hes never met someone whos played Humans vs. Zombies and hasnt loved it. Im going to keep playing this until I graduate, and even then I might not stop, he said. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012Kat Antunes / AlligatorKelly Korman, a 23-year-old womens studies graduate student and president of Eternally JOVAHN HUERTASAlligator Contributing WriterMany people see gardening as a hobby. But for Kelly Korman, its a way of life. Korman, a second-year womens studies graduate student, is president and cofounder of the Eternally Edible Landscapdedicated to expanding the practice of growing produce for personal consumption. Korman, 23, said she got the idea after noticing underutilized space in the UF Student Agricultural Gardens. I had seen a lot of initiatives happening around Gainesville, but not on campus, and I saw an opportunity, she said. Korman and Rodrigo Castro, a building construction Ph.D. student, pitched the concept for the club during the Prairie Project for Graduate Fellows workshop in May. They received a $1,000 grant from it. On Sept. 30, the club broke ground located by the bat houses on Museum second garden Saturday, Korman said. The club has begun growing produce, including carrots, radishes and broccoli, she said. Active members will be able to eat any produce grown in the gardens. Political science junior Evan Clark, 20, said the club seems like an interesting opportunity for students. It cant hurt to know how to feed yourself from scratch, Clark said. The club will also provide educational workshops on edible landscaping, Kor man said, and she hopes to develop other spaces on campus. How cool would it be if you could just walk down a sidewalk on campus and pick an orange for a healthy snack? she said.UF club grows edible plantsLOC AL CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterJerome Brown saw the smoke when he walked out of his apartment late Tuesday night. A man at the bottom of the stairs shouted at the 56-year-old Gainesville resident to call for help. Brown. Brown ran back into his apartment and called 911. At about 8:30 p.m., Gainesville Fire Rescue responded to the call at an apartment complex at the intersection of Southwest Ninth Street and Southwest Depot Avenue. The complex is owned by The Arc of Alachua County, which is an organization that provides services to people with mental disabilities. GFR trucks surrounded the building as apartment unit. Residents nearby said they saw smoke coming from the building before the trucks ar rived. went into the apartment, said his team extinbedroom and bathroom. He said one person, the apartments owner, was burned, though he could not give details about the mans injuries. Alachua County Fire Rescue took the man to Shands at UF, Thomas said. aging the bathtub and part of the bedroom. used fans to blow carbon monoxide out of the apartment. Thomas said all the apartments residents were evacuated. GFR Fire District Chief James Lovvorn said tion. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org.Fire sparks in apartment owned by The Arc of Alachua County ZOMBIE, from page 1It began at UF in 2010 Search for Aguilar is in its 20th daydefendant killed the victim. Mann added thatt the next court event for Bravo will be arraignment, which will take place in a few weeks. During that time, Bravo will plead guilty, not guilty or no contest. After Bravo presents his plea, Mann said the trial will not start any time soon. With the prosecution and defense working on the case and the search for Aguilar reaching its 20th day, volunteers and police are determined Carlos Aguilar, Christian Aguilars father, said he plans to drive back to Miami on Wednesdisappeared. Although the trip home will give Carlos Aguilar, 45, time to bring up more supplies and help, he said he will return Friday. Im not happy going back right now without my son, he said. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org. BRA VO, from page 1Students are upset about the movehoused there to move to permanent spaces later in the semester as needed. Typically, she said, vacancies become available across campus as students choose not to attend UF or withdraw. Innovation Academy director Jeff Citty said 334 Innovation Academy students will move into Beaty East in the Spring. Innovation Academy is part of a university project to help budding entrepreneurs. These students only attend courses on the UF campus in the Spring and Summer and can work, study abroad or do research in the Fall. Citty said housing provided a creative solution to offer these students contracts for the Spring and Summer semesters within their own living and learning community. For students currently living in Beaty East, however, this creative solution raises some issues. Joshua Hayes, an 18-year-old aerospace engineering freshman, said he should have been warned about the move before signing up for housing. Uncertain where he will end up next semester, he is trying to cancel his housing contract and live off campus in the Spring. The Innovation Academy is not more impor tant than me, Hayes said. BEA TY, from page 1 It cant hurt to know how to feed yourself from scratch.Evan Clarkpolitical science juniorAguilar


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Benjamin Brasch / Alligator StaffTeal Strammer, a 19-year-old business administration junior, takes a break from studying for Principles of Management by eating pistachios Tuesday SAMANTHA BLACKAlligator Contributing WriterAbout a month after a gameday homeleasing website came to Gainesville, the business has started signing up homeowners. University Football Rentals launched its houses to rent during gameday weekends, Gainesville residents can post their houses on www.gainesvillefootballrentals.com and wait for renters to contact them. The website has yet to rent any houses in Gainesville, but some homeowners have listed their residences in hopes for takers. Two houses are listed for the South Carolina game. Its a little slow right now, Doyle said, but we think things will really kick off by next season. Doyle said the website is an alternative rather than paying for hotels or bunking with friends. We were looking for a big, dedicated football fan base with people who are willing to travel to games, Doyle said. Gainesville The website started seven years ago and has expanded to about 15 other locations including the University of Notre Dame, which has had 350 rentals this season. The website lists all the homes free of charge, only charging percentage-based ser vice fee when someone actually rents the residence. Home owners also set their own rental rates. Doyle said people have charged between $750 and $2,000 to stay Friday through Sunday. Biology senior Catherine Busatto, 21, said she thinks the company could be useful in Gainesville. My parents have to book a hotel six months ahead of time for Homecoming weekend, she said. If there were no hotels, they Gameday weekend leasing website sees few renters JENNA LYONSAlligator Contributing WriterEli Oppenheimer celebrated the most recent High Holiday by busting a move. Oppenheimer, a fourth-year UF dental student, was among UF students who danced until 2 a.m. Tuesday at Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student and Community Center to celebrate Simchat Torah, the end of the High Holy Days period. This place was, as they say in America, rocking, said Berl Goldman, rabbi and director of the center. Rocking with spiritual joy. About 250 people came in and out Monday evening for prayer and dancing with the Torah. They met again Tuesday afternoon to dance. Service was in the traditional synagogue setting, which separates male and female seating. Men and women also danced separately. Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student and Community Center, 2021 NW Fifth Ave., hosted services and dances throughout the holiday from Sunday to Tuesday. It celebrated Shmini Atzeret, the day of rest between two bigger holidays, and Simchat Torah, the completion of public Torah readings. Funding events for the entire High Holy Days period, starting with Rosh Hashanah, cost the center about $60,000, Goldman said. dent to show up for Tuesdays daytime dance. Every year Ive been here, its very festive, he said. Everyones always involved. The Gainesville center opened 13 years ago and celebrates the holiday every year. Construction is underway for a new center, which Goldman said will Every company has their motto or tagline. Ours is Its a home away from home for the students, Goldman said. Its great to be a Jewish Gator.Jewish Gators jive for holiday This place was, as they say in America, rocking.rabbi SUJIE WUAlligator Contributing WriterFinding a balance between late-night food options and library policy became a concern when Library West renewed its extended hours for UF students this Fall. According to the librarys food policy sign, only snacks, Starbucks and covered drinks are allowed. Hot food, frozen yogurt, ice cream or anything requiring two hands or utensils to eat, however, are not OK to have inside. Library West chairman Patrick Reakes said there are two primary reasons for the food policy: the smell of hot foods and the mess. The biggest complaint that I get from people is not being able to keep the building clean, he said. The library staff is trying to hear and undium. Food incidents happen almost every day, come greasy. Pizza boxes have been left in study rooms. Bugs are another concern. Students can bring their own food to eat in once they go on the escalator, no food other than snacks and drinks are allowed. Alexis Charnas, a 22-year-old history senior, said she understands the food policy. If I know for sure that Im going to study late, Ill try to bring something from my dorm, whether its an apple or a bag of chips, Char nas said. Economics sophomore Alexandra Mazur, 19, said she thinks food would help her to stay focused while studying. Small meals and hot foods are better than snacks to have later at night, she said. Students should eat when they are hungry, not when they are stressed or bored, according to an email from Janis Mena, a nutritionist at UFs Student Health Care Center. An example of a discreet, neat snack would be a mixture of whole grain cereal, nuts and dried fruit. It can survive in the backpack until needed and can be washed down with water, she said, adding that slight dehydration may cause fatigue.Food policies change for libraries The biggest complaint that I get from people is not being able to keep the building clean.Library West chairman


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 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: world problem? Tuesdays question: Are you registered to vote?95 TOTAL VOTES95% YES 5% NO Of course the weird stuff happens hereTheres an elephant in the room. In fact, its in the whole state. Actually, the elephant is the state. Its time to talk about Florida. to be insane. Remember Lisa Nowak, the female astronaut who went nuts and drove across the country wearing a diaper to kidnap her ex-boyfriend? That happened in Florida. According to TIMEs article titled Houston, Shes Got Some Problems, she was charged with attempted murder after driving 900 miles from Houston to Orlando, Fla., allegedly carrying a knife, a BB gun, pepper spray, latex gloves and rubber tubing wearing a diaper all the while so she wouldnt have to stop en route and assaulting a romantic rival in a parking lot. It seems that theres always something weird going on in our state. In fact, the Sun-Sentinel has a whole vertical of its website dedicated to weird, wacky, strange, news from the Sunshine State called FloriDUH. Were just trying to brace you for what happened here in the past week. Edward Archbold died from ingesting too many insects. He stuffed himself with handfuls of crickets, worms and cockroaches, according to an Associated Press story. Why? To win a python, of course. Theres no way were going into the gross details of this story, thats headline is Mans roach-eating death raises question: Why? Archbold may have hit his tolerance level to cockroach allergens and went into anaphylactic shock, said Mike Tringale, the vice president of The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America in the AP story. The story references Sarah Bernard, an entomology student at UF, who attended the contest at the Ben Siegel Repon her cellphone. I was focusing on him because I was closest to him and he was really entertaining, she said in the story. I saw that he had a clear strategy. He would push everything into what worked and he did it. Just. Um. Ew. Really, Florida? Lets try to get a better reputation than one of totally tubular party college campuses or severely weird and gross stories like Archbolds. Is this a cautionary tale? Probably. Dont eat strange insects in copious amounts. Try eating them in normal body. Try not to act crazy. Floridas already got it covered.Big Bird should not be an issue in electionI what appears to be a national controversy quickly emerged. What led to mass discontent is none other than Big Bird. ame Street entered the political fray amid presidential candidate Mitt Romneys statements Im going to stop the subsidy to PBS, and I like PBS. I love Big Bird ... Im not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for it. While both major parties argue over these claims, this debate about Big Bird, and PBS in general, should be a nonissue. Instead, the famous childrens character serves as a rallying cry for both parties. You can debate whether or not there should be funding of public broadcasting. But when they always try to tout out Big Bird, and say were going to kill Big Bird that is actually misleading, because Sesame Street will be here, a Sesame Street executive said. In fact, the federal government funds 15 percent of the PBS annual budget. Cuts to PBS as a whole would be rather minimal. While funds for the station would deplete, it would still exist. However, we can assume that PBS would strive to increase its fundraising efforts. While a cut to PBS would not halt the development budget. Because cuts to a nonessential program like PBS only substance to this issue is that Big Bird can serve as Republicans, in favor of limited spending, view Big Bird as an image for the necessity of severe budget cuts. Democrats, in opposition of cuts to essential programming, use Big Bird as a symbol to combat these claims. The use of Big Bird as a symbol for any respective message is effective. People, young and old, are quick to identify with Big Bird. His image is nationally renowned because many of us have grown up with him by watching Sesame Street as children. Now, we see Big Bird everywhere on Facebook and at campaign rallies. In my opinion, this lovable character has shifted into a symbol of political gridlock. Instead of focusing on the real issues, we have used him during the past week to maintain negative camThis is an ideological issue rather than a policy issue. While Romney uses PBS and Big Bird as an example of cutting nonessential programs, others discuss it as if it is a major crisis. This is an effective use of rhetoric by Romney. By using the phrase Big Bird instead of saying PBS, he can make an argument that almost the majority of tify with. President Obama has used him, just as effectively, to criticize Romney, albeit in a humorous manner. Big Bird allows both candidates to better connect to the American people. Unfortunately, it seems as if both candidates emphasize the characters presence for rhetoric and negative campaigning to undermine the opposition rather than Matthew Schnur is an economics freshman at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays.Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Matthew Schnuropinions@alligator.org


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7Letter to the EditorOne of the points in Mondays editorial really bothered me. The sentence What if Obama let Romney set himself up for a future failure by lulling him into a false sense of security? bothered me. Uh really? Come on, liberals. I know you all are sore losers (How many times did Al Gore ask for a ballot recount in Florida in the 2000 election?), but even you cannot be that hardheaded. Romney kicked Obamas a-so badly that even the most liberal hosts on MSNBC admitted a way to defend Obamas performance. (Im looking at you, Chris Matthews.) But, for arguments sake, lets say Obama and his campaign teams strategy was to throw the debate. his campaign manager. No one throws a debate this close to the election unless he or she wants to lose. And if Obama is so wonderful, why did he need to throw a debate to surprise attack Romney in the next one? I have a better question: What if Obama lost the debate because his points didnt stand up to scrutiny? Or because he cannot defend the last three and a half years of his presidency as were still stuck in this Bush-era economy? I agree with the end of the column, though. Joe Biden is a light in the distance one of great comedic relief. His ridiculous remarks (Theyre going to put yall back in chains is my favorite.) make great television. Plus, I cannot wait to see the excuses people will come up with when he loses. Brittany Morrisey UF student This Monday, the Romney camp, led by vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, had a chat with Southern Michigans most exuberant loyalists. Along with a hefty slate of Michigans Republican candidates and incumbents, Ryan remarked at Oakland Universitys Athletics Center Orena in Rochester, Mich. The Thunderstix clapped, U.S.A. chants rang out through the cavernous hall and the mere mention of Obama or Biden drew a chorus of lusty boos. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, with the general election reaching its homestretch, there I was, right in the belly of the beast. Surely though, this chaos was nothing that a proud hunter like Paul Ryan couldnt tame. Indeed, for all the hype surrounding his natural charisma and silver tongue, I was half-expecting to be swept up in a whirlwind of Ryan-ism myself. with a straight face, its political rhetoric. Whether the cattiness, the baseless accusations, the half-truths and the unabashed contradictions were from the right or the left, Im prone to dismiss most of the vitriol as static. However, would Ryan, with his reported irresistible charm, stand alone as a model of integrity among it all? Could he break through my icy layer of skepticism? In a word: No. By the time Ryan got on stage, my old habits had already crept safely onto the stage pushed me closer to the edge of outright political apathy. Kerry Bentivolio, a House hopeful for Michigans 11th district, stammered through vague ideas of hope and American values. U.S. Rep. Candice Miller managed to blame high gas prices on an absence of leadership in the White House. Of course, the common thread throughout all of this rambling stemmed from the faults of one man: President Barack Obama. Pastor Kent Clark lamented how the Lord had been banned from America by the current administration. Pete Hoekstra, Sen. Debbie Stabenows Republican challenger, criticized the strength of our national security. Ben Bishop, the tween son of Oakland Countys Mike Bishop, was given a minute to talk about how his generation wouldnt have the ability to pay off the debts that Obamas spending would incur. this three-ring circus of a rally. Ugh. I realize that the Republican campaign has never been about winning votes through fair play and ethics, but when Ryan and his cronies are coming out with a holierthan-thou attitude about the dirtiness of the political process, how can you not feel like your intelligence has been insulted a little bit? Its disheartening, to say the least, that by the end of the night, the only speaker who had said anything with even an ounce of goodwill toward the opposition was none other than Michigans Kid Rock. I really believe strongly that its OK to disagree on politics and the direction of our country without hating one another, he said. That may be true, Kid, but be sure to let your friends know it, too. Gus Turner is a columnist for the Michigan Daily at the University of Michigan.A three-ring circus of rhetoric UwireI might label me a punk for admitting that, and I wont dispute those claims, but I cant control the atmospheric conditions that aggravate my sensitive tear ducts. Judgers. I have to be careful with my gift, though. A while back, my roommate got the brilliant idea that we should watch John Q for movie night. I refused. The last thing I need is to feel like Im the one who needs a new heart after the emotional agony from watching that Id like to think it serves a greater purpose. For starters, my girlfriend seems to think that its manly. Although Im not inclined to convince her otherwise, I believe something deeper lurks in the waterworks. A few months ago, I was with a friend at a local restauwere terrible, and she felt alienated from her father. She wept as we spoke. Sometimes Im embarrassed to cry in front of people, but that wasnt the case this day. She looked up periodically from her exposition and saw that I was crying, too. She smiled. She knew I got it. I had this unshakable intuition that shed be OK, but I felt her pain in that moment. Lets allow this to marinate for a second. If youve read my previous columns, it wont come as a shock that I am a fan of questions. However, none of them seems to stump people quite like the theodicy. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why is there so much pain, evil and suffering, especially if you believe in a god that is good? Ill be honest; I dont have an answer or, at least, not one Perhaps none of us is as good as we think we are. I know that offends most of us, and Im not trying to be a troll. Ive realized that I have this peculiar way of purposefully excluding God when I want to do my own thing, only to attack him later with silly questions like Where were you? In hindsight, that ones not so hard to answer. Perhaps pain is Gods megaphone to a phenomenally deaf world, as C.S. Lewis so eloquently stated. Perhaps he doesnt owe us anything. Perhaps he never promised us perfection in this life. ly because I am smitten by Jesus life. Why does the one who least deserved to suffer agree to suffer the most of anyone in history? What do you do with entire weight of our evil and pain? Im not diminishing our plight, but I feel as though were prone to asking the wrong questions. Maybe God knows suffering better than we can imagine, and perhaps we need the wake-up call sometimes. God never promises that we wont suffer. In fact, he goes out of his way to state that hardship will come, especially to those who choose to follow him. His presence heals us now. His perfection lies in the world to come. Still, Im reminded of the story of Jesus meeting a grieving family before he raises its brother back to life. His response to their anguish is probably the most perplexing part of the proceedings. Jesus wept. Its an odd move for one who knows how the story ends. Ryan Galloway is a religion senior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays.Why Bad Things Happen to Good PeopleColumn Ryan Gallowayopinions@alligator.org Gus TurnerUWire


THE COTTAGE FOOD LAW WENT INTO EFFECT LAST YEAR. JENNA HOSTETLERAlligator Contributing WriterSherrie Blackwelder looked down at her daughter, Isabella. Whats your favorite thing to do with mommy? she asked. Play Candy Land! responded 4-year-old Isabella. Blackwelders 2-year-old son, Ira, ran around the room, gleefully giggling as his older sister chased him. Those are the moments you dont want to miss, she said and smiled. But up to July, those were the memories 27-year-old Blackwelder missed while she managed her new business, Cake Classics. Busy trying to manage orders, Blackwelder didnt have much time to spend at home. She brought her kids to work sometimes, but most of the time they stayed at home with a babysitter, who always knew what the kids needed. Because she wanted to spend more time with her children, Blackwelder decided to move Cake Classics into her home in July, a year after the Cottage Food Law passed in Florida. Now her hours center on her childrens naptimes and bedtimes. Kids need consistency, Blackwelder explained, and I didnt have that with the bakery. The Cottage Food Law went into effect in Florida in July 2011 and allows individuals to manufacture, sell and store products from an unlicensed home kitchen. The Florida Department of Agriculture over sees and enforces the law, and it gives people the option to sell items like lollipops and bread from their homes but bans other items like dried meats. Blackwelder doesnt have to get an extra license to sell cakes from her kitchen as long as she doesnt make more than $15,000 a year from the endeavor. Blackwelders cakes start at $5 a serving, and her vegan creations start at $6 a serving. According to Cake Classics website, Blackwelder is the only baker in North Florida who focuses on organic and vegan cakes. She said the law is a win-win for her. She gets to keep her cake-making hobby and doesnt have to pay a babysitter. These days, the Blackwelder swimming lessons with mommy, potty training for Ira and, of course, lots of cake. Baking happens during naptime, and Blackwelder said she decorates the cakes once she gets the kids to sleep at about 8:30 p.m. Making a cake, especially a fourtiered cake, isnt a one-day process, she said. A single cake can take about 10 hours. People think its supposed to go by so fast, Blackwelder said, speaking slower and slower to exaggerate her point. This is not McDonalds. Blackwelders journey to the bakery business began in 2006 when her friend was planning a wedding on a tight budget. Blackwelder, using the baking sense she had from her aunts and grandma, offered to make her friends wedding cake a monster of a project with white chocolate ganache. cake, she said and laughed. During the following three years, Blackwelder made six more wedding cakes for family members and friends. Then she had her own wedding though she didnt make the cake and graduated from UF with a wildlife ecology degree. She intended to attend veterinary school, but she and her husband had to make a choice: vet school or children. She chose children. It wasnt until 2010 that she showed up at Cake Classics asking to be trained to be a cake maker. Four months later, she took over the business alongside her sister-in-law. But being a working mom was more demanding than she had anticipated. When the Cottage Food Law passed, she jumped at the opportunity to move her business into her home. When the kids arent sleeping, she lets them play at their own tiny table while she works. She gives them leftover fondant and dull decorating tools and lets them pretend theyre professional chefs. While she said it can be over whelming, especially when she stays up past 2 a.m., shes thankful she doesnt need to go anywhere else. Even though this is still a lot of work, she said, at least Im at home. Blackwelder said her husband stays up with her when she has work to do. Ethan, a software developer, likes that his wife can work at home now, especially for his kids. They like it, he said. They got their momma all day now. 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012Alex Catalano / Alligator Staff chocolate buttercream frosting in her home in Gainesville on Monday. Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffSherrie Blackwelders children Isabella, 4, and Ira, 2, wield their favorite baking utensils with their mother on Monday night at their home in Gainesville. Blackwelder makes cakes and other desserts out of her home for her business, Cake Classics. Law allows cake designer to move sweet business into her home RACHEL CROSBYAlligator Contributing WriterBen Payne picked up his trumpet case, threw his polyester uniform over his shoulder and prepared to make the long, hot trek to campus from his apartment Saturday morning. The 19-year-old exploratory sophomore is a member of the Gator marching band, and on gamedays, he doesnt have a car to get to the stadium. The bus system on gameday is a joke, said Payne. The buses virtually dont run at all, at least not when Im trying to get anywhere. world problems were recently polled about in New Zealand. According to the countrys UNICEF branch, the No. 1 gripe was slow Internet, folthe supermarket. At UF, there are many small, sometimes trivial, nuisances that can make students lives free Internet service provided to them by the school. Jennifer Serviss, 18, said her cellphone gets sporadic service from UFs Wi-Fi. Every once in a while, itll kick me off the Wi-Fi but wont notify me, said the marine sciences freshman. Over summer, I ended up using up all of my data without realizing it. Among Internet and cellphone reception grievances, students grumble about getting coffee in the morning. Getting a simple espresso before class at the Hub or Library West is crazy, said Sherin Merchant, 20-year-old biology junior. Before lab, Merchant stops by Starbucks to grab her regular pick-me-up, but instead, shes greeted with a long line. It takes 15 minutes to get my drink, she said. Thats on a good day. Though these frustrations take up time and patience, Gregory Webster, assistant professor of psychology, said students should remember to put these complaints into perspective. world problems to remind us how fortunate and lucky we are, Webster said. These day-to-day problems are quite trivial compared to other societies. He said hes happy to see the phrase circulate among students, because they realize the difference between necessities and luxuries. Here, we have the luxury to wait three extra minutes for coffee, Webster said. People think its supposed to go by so fast. This is not McDonalds.Sherrie Blackwelderowner of Cake ClassicsGators annoyed by Wi-Fi service, bus routes The bus system on gameday is a joke.Ben Payneexploratory sophomore


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffWhitney Jeter, a 19-year-old health sciences sophomore, waits to take the No. 23 bus home after her Marriage and Family class at Sante Fe College on Tuesday afternoon. ALEX CATALANOAlligator Staff WriterWhen Whitney Jeter left her car in West Palm Beach last year, she didnt know shed help Gainesville break a record. The 19-year-old Santa Fe College health science sophomore is among millions of people who have ridden Regional Transit System buses in the past year. On Monday, the city announced it had broken its previous annual record of about 10 million by about 700,000 riders. Chip Skinner, RTS spokesman, said more people are riding the bus now because of the economy. He said its simply more expensive to own a car. He also attributed the success to a new program at Santa Fe College that allows students to ride for free. Jeter said she loves that the rides are free now. Even if I did have a car, Id still take the bus, She said. Its more convenient, because parking is such a hassle. Skinner said public transit nationwide has become peoples main choice for transportation. He mentioned a study done by the American Public Transportation Association, which found on average person spends about $9,200 on gas, insurance and maintenance every year. He said an RTS full-fair monthly pass costs $35, which comes out to $420 for a year. You can get a lot more bang for your buck using public transportation, he said. Contact Alex Catalano at acatalano@ alligator.org.RTS breaks record with more than 10 million riders KATINA PROKOSAlligator Contributing WriterPeople might expect trees on UFs campus to turn orange this fall. What they may not expect is some trees turning blue. While most trees seldom get a second glance in the whirlwind of activity around campus, starting Monday, theyll become works of art after a vibrant makeover. The trees will be temporarily painted blue as part of The Blue Trees, a social art action started by Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos. Dimopoulos paints the trees a color not usually found in nature to trigger the imagination and emphasize how little trees are noticed in day-to-day life, even though they make human life possible, he wrote in an email. I am not against forestry, he said, but unsustained and unmanaged ecocide of old growth forests will turn the planet into a desert. The Blue Trees is coming to Gainesville for Arts and Humanities Month and to honor the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which created land-grant universities like UF. A kickoff ceremony for the exhibit will be at noon Oct. 17 near the Reitz Union Colonnade, said Anna Heineman, administrator for the UF Art in State Buildings Program. The blue colorant is water-based and environmentally safe, Heineman said. Depending on the weather, it should wash away with rain in six to nine months. Dimopoulos has painted trees in New Zealand, Canada, Australia and the Northwestern United States. His future plans include New York City and Austria. Heineman said the College of Fine Arts worked with the Horticultural Sciences Department to promote the exhibit and identify which trees met the artists requirements of being less than 40 feet tall and having smooth bark. Dimopoulos plans to paint during the course of a week with the help of volunteers, Heineman said. The trees will be painted in clusters around campus. Signs with QR codes will be placed near trees so passersby with smartphones can scan the codes to read information about each species, Heineman said. In Westlake Park, a hardscape park in downtown Seattle that is the most recent site of the exhibit, the honey locust trees are still a very bright blue despite having been completed about six months ago, said Dewey Potter, communications manager for the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department. to delighted to somewhat angry, Potter said. Most people, when we explained what the Some Seattle residents worried the colorant may harm the trees or the environment, but overall, the response to the exhibit has been positive, she said. Personally, I love them, Potter said. People dont notice the trees around them. If it gets people talking, its done its job.Artist to paint trees blue temporarily to show their importance ABOUT A THIRD OF ADULTS UNDER 30 ARE NOT RELIGIOUS. MICHELLE PLITNIKASAlligator Contributing Writer according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday. And though many UF students worship regularly at Gainesville religious centers, college has a reputation as a prime time for twentysomethings to question their beliefs. About a third of adults under 30 reported no religious percent of those 65 and older, according to the study. Some students acceptance or rejection of religion can be attributed to their individual understandings, said Robert L. Hatch, a UF professor and director of medical education. When you leave home, even if you were religious in that environment, youre givyour own, he said. Students often break community bonds and gain autonomy when they go to college, Hatch said. Even if they are drawn to a religion, they may not feel obligated to attend services. Spiritual people, Hatch said, may think about religious higher power but may not act on it. Those who are religious will go to a place of worship and practice their religion. Students will say, I know that I believe in a higher power, but I dont know that I want to go to church, he said. Lisa Lee, a 20-year-old exploratory sophomore who describes herself as very atheist, said her beliefs changed when she moved to college. I used to be Christian, but Im not anymore, she said. I went to church, I even prayed, but I never really believed it. There were just so many illogical things. But Jessica Orenstein, a 20-year-old sociology junior, hasnt changed her views since coming to UF. She stopped practicing Judaism when she was 12. At UF Hillel, leaders still see plenty of student involvement their weekly Shabbat usually draws about 150 students. The Pew statistics dont surprise Melissa Stern, a 22-year-old engagement asso ciate with UF Hillel. dents to live on their own and make their own calls with religion or other pursuits, she said. LAURA HOGANAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville residents will have the lauded authors read their own works during a three-day event that starts on Thursday evening. The Florida Writers Festival will start at the Alachua County Library District Headquarters at 7:30 p.m. The 63rd annual festival includes four free separate events and will feature the following authors: Lauren Groff, Mary Gaitskill, Ben Lerner, Karen Solie and Kevin Wilson, said Rebecca Evanhoe, 29, head festival or ganizer and assistant to the director for the MFA in creative writing program. The writers weve picked have very distinct writing styles, said Evanhoe, also a third-year graduate student in creative writing program. Individuals will listen to the authors speak and have a Q&A session with them during Craft Talks on Saturday afternoon. She said that to choose the authors, graduate students within the program each selected their favorite authors and then voted on the top 10. The Friday and Saturday events will be held on campus at the Ustler Hall Atrium. Heather Peterson, a second-year the MFA in creative writing program, considers the authors almost heroes. Its like going to a concert and seeing your favorite band play their music live, Peterson, 27, said.Florida Writers Festival Hes painted trees in New Zealand and Canada Even if I did have a car, Id still take the bus.Whitney Jeterhealth science sophomore


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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Former Gator Suspended By NFLNew York Giants safety Will Hill has been suspended for four games after testing positive for Adderall. Hill appealed the suspension but was denied. Senior Erika Tymrak returned from injury on Friday and contributed to a pair of goals in UFs two weekend wins. See story, page 15. LANDON WATNICK Alligator Writer Coach Billy Donovans oldest son is coming home. Florida announced Tuesday that his son, also named Billy Donovan, will join the team as a walk-on junior guard after transferring from Division-III Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Under NCAA transfer rules, Donovan cannot play in 2012-13 but can practice with the Gators. He will be eligible to play during the 2013-14 season. Im looking forward to contributing any way I can, the younger Donovan said in a UF release. Im excited to be a part of helps make us better. In two seasons with the Cardinals, the 6-foot-2, 203-pound Donovan started 19 games. He averaged four points and 1.7 rebounds in 46 contests. Last year, he showcased his scoring ability beyond the arc, shooting 34 percent on 3-pointers. He played 18.4 minutes per game, averaged 5.9 points and assists. Donovan scored more than 1,000 career points as a fouryear starter and Conference performer at St. Francis Catholic High in Gainesville. Initially, he did not see himself playing for his father or staying close to home for college. I kind of wanted to get out of Gainesville a little bit, Donovan said in November. Just go to a Catholic school and play basketball. It really worked out well, and I dont regret the decision I made at all. Said coach Donovan: He had absolutely zero interest in playing for me did not want to do that. Ive never really pushed him toward basketball. Never really pushed him toward Catholic University. He did this all on his own. Its what he wanted to do.Alligator File Photo / Brett Le BlancBilly Donovan (24) is transferring to UF from Catholic University. He played against Florida in an exhibition in the OConnell Center on Nov. 3. Coachs son to transfer to Florida ADAM PINCUS Alligator Staff Writer For the better part of the 2011 season, Jaylen Watkins wasnt the best football player in his family. Sammy Watkins, his half-brother, earned AllAmerica honors as a freshman wide receiver for Clemson. Jaylen, a junior cornerlast season without recording an interception. A two-game suspension and a shoulder sprain have sidelined Sammy for three games, leaving the family spotlight on Jaylen, who has been more successful Jaylen leads the Gators with two interceptions, including a second-quarter pick against LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger on Saturday. The brothers exchange text messages before and after games to motivate each other. [Sammy] knew from working out with me that I was capable of doing all that, Jaylen said of his performance so far in 2012. Hes just ready to see it happen even more. With experience comes intelligence for Jaylen. The junior from Cape Coral increased his workload in the meeting room from previous seasons, which has put him in better positions to generate turnovers. In Floridas win against Kentucky, Watkins slid under the intended receiver to pick off a Morgan career interception. Watkins said he wouldnt have made that play last season. I didnt have the knowledge of the game, Watkins said. ing a self-evaluator and saying I could have did this better. I think all of us have done that this year, so thats why everybody is making plays.Junior learning from experience, family END OF GREGULATION Calling 20 power runs in a game seems like an easy and monotonous task. Quarterback takes snap, guard pulls, quarterback hands to running back, success. Simple. But not the way UF offensive coordinator Brent Pease does it. Even when Pease calls a run-heavy offense, as he did when he dialed up 25 consecutive running plays to close out Floridas upset of LSU, his play-calling is practically a work of art. The number of different formations, motions, sweep actions and personnel groupings Pease employs are enough to make defensive coordinators heads spin, even if UF is essentially running the same play nearly 30 times per game. So while its easy to credit Gillislee and the offensive line for gaining 176 yards on the ground against the Tigers, dont forget about the man upstairs moving all the chess pieces. creativity in the run game have been key to UFs success. He wasnt kidding. Even neglecting pre-snap motion, UF ran the ball in more than a dozen different personnel groupings. From Driskels quarterback blast in rollout with one back and four tight ends. The Gators also ran 16 plays with multiple players lined up in both back and tight end positions. The task of trying to defend the ground da starts lining up tackles in the tight-end spots. D.J. Humphries and Ian Silberman were was in without Silberman for another three. starters on the offensive line weigh a combined 2,146 pounds. Pease said the choice to play that group comes down to the theory that mass kicks ass, but it isnt that simple. The Gators offensive coordinator makes those players more effective by putting that mass in motion. Florida pulled a guard on 24 of its 53 rushing attempts counting sacks as pass attempts against LSU. The Gators put both a guard and tackle in motion on another four, including Gillislees 12-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that gave Florida a 7-6 lead. That call in particular was a thing of beauty. with two backs about 4 yards behind the line of scrimmage and offset to Driskels Offensive coordinator deserves credit for UFs ground game Donovan Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca SEE NOTES, PAGE 14 SEE HOOPS, PAGE 14 SEE GREG, PAGE 14 UF Fo otball QuotableWill Muschamp UF coach On Mike Gillislees Heisman chances


left. At the snap, left tackle Xavier Nixon and left guard James Wilson pulled to block right. Solomon Patton sprinted across the for to snatch a handoff from Driskel and run left on the sweep. The play went for a loss of 2 yards. That alignment wasnt seen again until Gillislees touchdown run. Everything happened the same as it did reacted to Pattons sweep action. Only this time Driskel handed to Gillislee, who followed Nixon and Wilson through a gaping hole and into the end zone untouched. For as much of a smash-mouth style as Floridas is, Pease compliments it with this type of deception. Instead of lining Patton up at wide receiver and running a traditional jet sweep, Pease twice lined Patton up at tight end to hide the reverse action from LSUs defense. Peases background makes his success orchestrating Floridas running game even more impressive. Counting sacks as pass attempts instead of rush attempts, the Gators have run the ball on 65.8 percent of plays this season. With Boise State in 2011, Peases attack was astonishingly balanced: 485 pass attempts, 484 rush attempts. Pease said he knew when he was hired at Florida that coach Will Muschamp wanted a run-heavy attack, and obviously Mustask. Still, Peases ability to direct successful offenses under vastly different philosophies says a great deal about his talent as a play caller, even if Gillislee and the offensive linemen are the ones doing all the heavy lifting. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 4. Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina defensive end (5): 25 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, 2 quarterback hurries. player to crack our poll in 2012, Clowney has been a terror off the edge for the Gamecocks opponents. Although doubleand triple-teams have kept him from posting gaudy statistics, the impact of Rivals top-ranked player in the 2011 high school class cannot be denied. Clowney had four tackles and a sack in South Carolinas 35-7 win against Georgia. 5. Marqise Lee, USC wide receiver (5): 52 receptions, 649 receiving yards, 12.5 yards per catch, 7 touchdowns. Lee continued to put up astounding numbers for an underachieving team, hauling in 12 catches for 192 yards and a score as USC came from behind to beat Utah 38-28. Lee has caught 10 or more passes in four of playing on the team that ranks 61st in the NCAA in pass attempts, Lee ranks second nationally with 10.4 receptions per game. 1. Geno Smith, West Virginia quart erback (20 points): 202.4 passer rating, 1,996 passing yards, 81.4 completion percentage, 24 passing touchdowns, 0 interceptions; 66 rushing yards, 2.5 yards per carry, 1 touchdown. Although he was facing a ranked opponent in his game, Smith had no issues maintaining his status as the Heisman frontrunner. He completed 25 of 35 passes for 268 yards and four touchdowns in West Virginias 48-45 win at Texas. Smith leads the NCAA in passing yards per game, completion percentage and touchdown passes. 3. Collin Klein, Kansas State quarterback (7): 166.6 passer rating, 887 passing yards, 67.0 completion percentage, 7 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions; 405 rushing yards, 5.5 yards per carry, 7 touchdowns. Klein continued to be the consummate dual threat, numbers in the air and on the ground in a 56-16 win at Kansas. Klein completed 7 of 14 passes for 129 yards and two scores while rushing 10 times for 116 yards and another two touchdowns. His 167.05 passer rating ranks seventh nationally. Greg Luca:1. Geno Smith 4. Collin Klein 5. Jadeveon ClowneyAdam Pincus: 1. Geno Smith 2. Collin Klein Josh Jurnovoy:1. Geno Smith Joe Morgan:1. Geno Smith 2. Jadeveon Clowney 5. Collin Klein OUR RANKINGS HEISMAN WATCH* The number in parentheses next to each name indicates how many points each candidate received from the alligatorSports columnists. 2. Braxton Miller quarterback (13): 145.0 passer rating, 1,060 passing yards, 61.5 completion percentage, 9 passing touchdowns, 3 interceptions; 763 rushing yards, 7.2 yards per carry, 8 touchdowns. yards and a score while completing 7 of 14 passes for 127 yards and a States 63-38 win against Nebraska. without throwing for a single yard, as he ranks seventh in the NCAA in rushing. GREG, from page 13Walk-on transfer joins talented UF backcourt OConnell Center on Nov. 3. In the Gators 114-57 victory, Donovan scored a team-high 13 points on 3-of-7 shooting in 27 minutes. He also grabbed four rebounds and had three assists. Donovan is Floridas second walk-on, joining Oviedo native Jacob Kurtz. He is also the Gators third transfer this year. In the spring, Damontre Harris and Dorian Finney-Smith transferred to Florida from South Carolina and Virginia Tech, respectively. Both forwards are ineligible to play for UF this season. Donovan joins an already loaded Gators backcourt, which features returning guards Kenny Boynton, Scottie Wilbekin, Mike Rosario and Kurtz. Freshmen Braxton Ogbueze, Michael Frazier II and Dillon Graham are also joining the group in 2012. Its going to be great to have Billy here, both for our team and for our family, coach Donovan said in a release. I always want to be supportive and put him in a position to succeed, and I hope this will be a great experience for him. HOOPS, from page 13David Carr / Alligator S taffJunior cornerback Jaylen Watkins returns an interception during UFs 14-6 win against LSU on Saturday in The Swamp. Gators forcing more turnovers in 2012 ranked 113th in turnover margin, games this season. The Gators have 10 takeaways: three fumble recoveries and seven interceptions. UF intercepted only eight passes all of last season. have helped him this season, he has gone up against his All-Amer ica brother his entire life. It evens out sometimes, he said. Sometimes, he gets me. Sometimes, I get him. Gators to face versatile quarter back: Jordan Rodgers is the little brother to NFL superstar Aaron Rodgers, but the Gators know him back from Vanderbilt. The Commodores came within during UFs homecoming game last season in Gainesville. Rodgers amassed 297 yards passing and two touchdowns while adding 20 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He hurt us with his legs last year, and he hurt us throwing the ball, Muschamp said on Monday. We had some pass-rush issues last year as far as discipline was concerned up front and keeping him in the pocket, but he was also accurate with the football. Rodgers has another shot at Florida on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. The redshirt senior is averaging 35.2 yards of total offense more Jeff Driskel. Only one of Rodgers carries against the Gators last season went for negative yards, but he lost 21 yards on two sacks. Three of his 13 rushing attempts went for 8 yards or more. They can run the ball, they can throw the ball and theyve got a Jon Bostic said. back contained. We cant let him get out of the pocket like we did last year. Weve got to be able to stop the run. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. NOTES, from page 13 UF Bask etball They can run the ball, they can throw the ball and theyve got a mobile quarter back. Weve got to keep the quarterback contained. We cant let [Rodgers] get out of the pocket like we did last year. Weve got to be able to stop the run.Jon BosticUF linebacker


JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer Coach Mary Wise said blocking is typically a veteran strength. Freshman Gabby Mallette didnt get the memo. The 6-foot-2 outside hitter chalked up eight of the Gators 28 blocks this weekend, including six in No. 11 Floridas comeback win against Kentucky on Sunday. Mallette, who leads all UF freshmen in blocks, has given her coach an unexpected defensive weapon. The blocking piece is something thats usually more typical of a skill that comes around later in the development of a college player, Wise said. But Gabby is very physical above the net, and she plays high above the net. To be this good a blocker this early in her career, we think that Gabby has got a chance to be one of the best left-side blockers to have ever come through this program. The Orange Park product started to emerge as a key member of the Gators defense on Sept. 14, when Florida took on Arkansas to begin its Southeastern Conference schedule. against the Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark. She set new career highs across the board with 10 kills, 27 swings and three blocks. Less than a week earlier, against Georgia Tech on Sept. 8, she registered a -.375 hitting clip and zero kills or blocks. Shes one of those players, because of her athleticism and how hard shes working, shes just getting better and better as the season is going on, Wise said. es, she never started and recorded only two blocks. In her last seven matches, she has started four times and totaled 21 blocks. Wise said Mallette impacted Sundays win, calling the blocking performance one of the major factors that kept the Gators in the game. She had [six] blocks and some at a really key time against one of the best right-side players well play against, Wise said. The difference in the match, until our offense was on track, was the play at the net, especially by our blockers. The freshman outside hitters most important blocks against UK came in the fourth set, when UF was trying to tie the game at two sets. With Florida holding a slim lead, she teamed up with Betsy Smith for a stuff and then combined with Chloe Mann on another to help seal the victory. Mallette said front-line defense is critical. The momentum from that and the energy that we get from that, its just one play that can take us as far as we can, she said. Wise said the freshmans role is simple. Just hit and block, Gabby, Wise said. Thats what we need you to do. ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Writer Erika Tymrak needed to prove she was not a rusted boot. the lineup against LSU on Friday after missing three games with a sprained left ankle and felt she had something to prove. In the 75th minute, she shook off the rust. With the game still scoreless, Tymrak let a ball pass through her legs to sophomore Lauren Silver. Tymrak made a run into the box, received a pass from Silver and poked the yellow ball past the LSU keeper, giving Florida the only goal it would need in an eventual 2-0 victory. It kind of gave me a little conTymrak eased her way back ing up 42 minutes off the bench. Against then-No. 5 Texas A&M on Sunday, she played 88 minutes. Tymrak was again involved in the deciding goal against the Aggies. In the 39th minute, Tymrak and sophomore Havana Solaun passed the ball back and forth before Tymrak dished it to junior Adriana Leon at the top of the box. Leon drilled the ball over the head of keeper Jordan Day for the game-winning goal. I just remember Erika tossing it out in front, and then it was just said. For her efforts, Tymrak was named Offensive Player of the Week by the Southeastern Conference on Monday. Tymrak has won the award twice this season. She obviously made an impact on the weekend, coach Becky Burleigh said. Shes an integral part of our success. After inconsistent perfor mances during the nonconfer ence schedule and the beginning of SEC play, Floridas offense came alive during Tymraks absence, scoring 11 goals in three games. When Tymrak returned, her teammates said the senior had no trouble meshing. It was pretty easy for the team and for her, Leon said. Tymrak was more critical of her play. [The team] knew I was a little hesitant and maybe a little out of shape from taking a week or two off, she said. But theyre behind me the whole way, and the coaches completely had my back. Tymrak said the Gators had become much better at moving sence. Senior Holly King said Tymrak missing three games might actually help the offense in the future. When she was out, we had other people scoring, King said. When teams see that, they cant just mark her now. Though the Gators offense saw Tymrak was out, the All-Americans return provides a boost. Her coming back just gives ward, King said. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff David Carr / Alligator Staff Senior quickly rounds back into form after return from injuryVOLLEYBALLFreshman developing into potent blocker after slow startTymrak scored game-winner on Friday


DRISKEL WAS 8-OF-12 PASSING FOR 61 YARDS AGAINST LSU. JOSH JURNOVOY Alligator Writer Florida defeated LSU on Saturday, and it did so despite minimal production from Jeff Offensive coordinator Brent Pease said self. away. linebacker Jon Bostic. said. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org. ALLIGATOR Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffQuarterback Jeff Driskel (6) is sacked by LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) during Floridas 14-6 win on Saturday in The Swamp. After quiet game, quarterback looking for ways to improve