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KICKOFF INSIDE Jameis Winston leads the high-powered Florida State offense into Gainesville on Saturday. Read the story on page 3.ONLINE Visit alligatorSports.org on Monday for a podcast analyzing Floridas season finale against Florida State.
ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer @alichtenstein24A year ago, Will Muschamp was on top of the world. Florida had just outplayed No. 13 Florida from UFs loss the year before. The Gators were angling for a national-title bid. Florida still had a shot to play in the BCS National Championship game, if Southern California could beat Notre Dame. It was not to be, but still, Muschamp was happy. win against the Seminoles was sexy, and he had considered meeting reporters shirtless. His wife and players convinced him otherwise. In 2011, FSU dominated UF at Ben Hill Grifspite being held to fewer than 100 yards of total offense. But now it was Floridas turn. The Gators dream team. A bruising running game led Floridas offreshman Matt Jones combined for 221 yards and three touchdowns. The defense was stout. Freshman Antonio Morrison turned the tide of the game with an only to see the Gators re-emerge and score 24 unanswered points to seal the win. That was a year ago. What a difference a year The 2013 season has been anything but happy for Florida. The calendar year has been a Campbell Stadium, things only got worse. A month later, fewer than 48 hours after the ball dropped in Times Square, the Gators dropped the ball in New Orleans. Facing an underdog Louisville squad favored by nobody, Florida caved. Denied a shot at a national title, the Gators didnt even get those. The Cardinals showed up We wasnt supposed to be here in a lot of peoples eyes, Sharrif Floyd said after the loss, and we proved the whole country wrong. Florida proved the whole country wrong with the loss as well. There was a mass exodus from the program the Gators 2012 season opener, announced he was transferring. The Gators also lost several players to the Gillislee, graduated. But others, such as Floyd, seasons to enter the draft. Having players leave for the draft is normal attrition every program deals with. But it proved especially costly for Florida. have played a crucial role on this years team. was hopeful that night at the Superdome. Weve had a great year, and were moving this thing forward at a rapid pace, he said after the loss. And Im excited where we are. Very disappointed with the outcome today, but very positive as we move forward. It was not great to be a Florida Gator in the summer of 2013. Between former Gator Aaron Hernandez being arrested on murder charges and current Gator Antonio Morrison being arson could not start fast enough. The team entered fall camp relatively healthy. Offensive lineman Jon Halapio had a fection. The redshirt senior suffered a torn ACL during fall camp. But Florida had a large group of freshup for Deboses minimal production in 2012. suffered a torn labrum on Aug. 20. No big deal. The Gators had depth at offensive line. The injuries only got worse from there. Florida opened the season with a win against Toledo, but after a turnover-driven loss to Minessee. Three days after the Gators defeated the Volunteers, they suffered arguably their biggest loss of the season. ed to defend a screen pass in practice and suffered a torn ACL. It was the seniors second ACL tear in three years, and the injury ultimately ended his cola medical redshirt and instead prepared for Mays NFL Draft. player to go down for the season. The injury rehis injury, starters Jones (torn meniscus), Tyler Moore (fractured elbow), Antonio Morrison (torn meniscus) and Michael Taylor (sprained MCL) have suffered season-ending injuries. Others, such as Murphy (shoulder sprain), D.J. Humphries (sprained MCL) and Jonathan Bullard (undisclosed) have missed multiple games but have not been ruled out for the rest of the season. ing time, such as Alex Anzalone (dislocated Washington (shoulder) have seen injuries shorten their seasons as well. Im pretty sure if we had all our guys this season, [this season] would be different, senior Throughout the season, his oft-repeated mantra has been, Man down, man up. But there are only so many times a team can man up. in a lot of situations across the board. well in Gator Nation. Muschamp and his coaching staff have become easy targets. Fans want heads to roll, and plaints. I try to stay away from it, but its everywhere, wide receiver Solomon Patton said. It While some fans want Muschamp gone, he does not appear to be going anywhere. Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley issued a statement through the team website on Nov. 13 saying he supported Muschamp a thousand percent. And Muschamp doesnt have just Foley behind him. da legacy directors (a booster who has donated as well. that. since 1956, has seen plenty of mediocre Gators 1979 squad. And he has words for those calling told by fans. to agree. ate with I dont put up with mean-spirited people. Two days after Florida suffered a home loss of the meeting room. the same room, defeated. He said the game was an embarrassment. 2014? Absolutely. Despite the injuries, upset losses and neverending criticism, the third-going-on-fourth-year coach said Florida was close to regaining the level of play from 2012. noon, which is all disappointing for everyone football team. FLORIDA offense vs. FLORIDA STATE defense FLORIDA defense vs. FLORIDA STATE offense WR CB RT TE DE RG NT C LG DT LT SAM WR WR QB Jameis Winston Lamarcus Joyner Christian Jones Terrence Brooks Jalen Ramsey Terrance Smith Tevin Smith Eddie Goldman Mario Edwards Jr. Timmy Jernigan Jacobbi McFaniel Solomon Patton Kenny Shaw Rashad Greene Clay Burton Skyler Mornhinweg Kelvin Taylor Kelvin Benjamin Hunter Joyer Vernon Hargreaves III Jonathan Bullard Leon Orr Damien Jacobs Dante Fowler Jr. Ronald Powell Bobby Hart Nick OLeary Max Garcia Tre Jackson Ian Silberman Bryan Stork Jon Harrison Jose Matias Jon Halapio Cameron Erving Trenton Brown TE RT RG NG DT C LG LT DE LE WR FB CB QB RB SS FS BUCK SAM MIKE MIKE WILL WILL Jarrad Davis Neiron Ball CB Marcus Roberson Jaylen Watkins Cody Riggs FS SS P.J. Williams CB Quinton Dunbar WR RB Devonta Freeman OR James Wilder Jr. KICKOFFEditor Phillip Heilman Cover Photo Alligator File Photo Cover Design Rachel Crosby and Landon Watnick Alligator, Tuesday, November 26, 2013Descent Rapid Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffTyler Murphy rolls back after being sacked during Floridas 36-17 loss to Missouri on Oct. 19 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. A year Kristi Camara / Alligator Staff QB Jeff Driskel (leg) RB Matt Jones (knee) WR Andre Debose (knee) OL Tyler Moore (elbow) OL Chaz Green (shoulder) DL Dominique Easley (knee) LB Antonio Morrison (knee) LB Michael Taylor (knee) LB Alex Anzalone (shoulder) LB Matt Rolin (knee) LB Jeremi Powell (knee) DB Nick Washington (shoulder) OUTQB Tyler Murphy (shoulder) QUESTIONABLEOB Jacob Coker (knee) OL Ira Denson (shoulder) WR Jarred Haggins (knee) TE Kevin Haplea (knee) DB Tyler Hunter (neck) LB Matthew Thomas (shoulder) OUT OL D.J. Humphries (knee) DOUBTFULDL Jonathan Bullard (undisclosed) PROBABLEDB Marcus Roberson (ankle) ACTIVEGators take step back in Muschamps third year
Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Heisman favorite to face Gators:Quarterback Jameis Winston leads No. 2 Florida State into its matchup against Florida on Saturday, pg 3. Savannah Jordan and the Gators lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Read the story on page 14.Circus to perform at UF in JanuaryTickets range from $14 to $58 and go on sale Friday, pg 3. Gators March for Babies reaches goal of $100,000The previous record was $80,000, pg 9. 79 /59 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 12 SPORTS 13 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 68 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013William A. England / Alligator StaffDining BlindUF materials science and engineering junior Matt Wener, 21, wears earplugs and assists UF English senior Constance Hackler, 20, who wears a blindfold as part of the Dining with Disabilities event in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom on Monday evening. Participants were challenged with an assigned disability to gain a better understanding of others lifestyles. Read the story on page 3. STATE KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff Writerkvarn@alligator.orgStudents leaving town should be extra vigilant while driving during Thanksgiving Break. Florida Highway Patrol troopers will be, too. The patrol is increasing the number of personnel who normally monitor Floridas roads starting Thanksgiving day and continuing until Sunday, according to an FHP news release. FHP is participating in a nationwide campaign called Operation Combined Accident Reduction Effort, aka CARE. Troopers will pay special attention to aggressive driving and seatbelt use, according to the release. During last Thanksgiving Break, troopers issued more than 9,300 tickets. About 4,000 were for speeding, 650 for seatbelt violations, and according to the release. They also gave roadside assistance for about 2,300 drivers, which drivers can use by dialing *347. Allison Curran, a UF communications, sciences and disorders senior, said shes going to drive extra cautiously on the way home to Tampa and on the drive back to Gainesville. The 21-year-old said she usually sets her cruise control at 73 miles per hour but sometimes drives up to 80 miles per hour. However, she said shell stick below 80 for her Thanksgiving commute. If I know theres going to be increased patrols, I wouldnt risk she said, adding that she thinks the more troopers, the better. I dont think theres anything wrong with THANKSGIVING FALLS ON THE SECOND NIGHT OF HANUKKAH. REBECCA TURKELAlligator Contributing WriterAmerican Jews are preparing for even more celebration this Thanksgiving, as it also falls on the second night of Hanukkah. For UF students, this means combining traditions and being able to spend Hanukkah at home which is usually celRabbi Gail Swedroe of UF Hillel attributes the early start of Hanukkah to the Jewish calendar. Judaism follows a lunar calendar, which means holidays have a certain range of dates, she said. The last time the two holidays shared the same day was in 1888, according to the Associated Press. It is not estimated to happen again for the next 79,043 years. But Swedroe said the different dates should not affect Hanukkah traditions. I think the only difference is people will be eating turkey on Hanukkah and maybe having some latkes on ThanksgivUF Hillel hosted a Thanksgiving-themed Shabbat dinner on Friday and will host a Hanukkah party on the holidays last night, Dec. 5, Swedroe said. Its interesting because Hanukkah often happens during she said. So if anything, there ALEXANDRA HERSHORNAlligator Contributing WriterBo Diddley Community Plaza will remain thawed-out for at least the sixth consecutive year. pursued bringing an ice rink back to the plaza after a scrubbed attempt last year. Finances are one roadblock, said City of Gainesville spokesman Bob Woods. In years past, the city had to subsidize the rink. The cost of the rink to the city ranged Woods said. Due to the cost, we decided Interim Manager of Cultural Affairs Russell Etling, said no other vendor has reached out to the city this year to promote nancial risk. The only way we could have the rink would be with an independent contrac-SEE HOLIDAY, PAGE 4 SEE ICE, PAGE 4Finances are the main concern I wouldnt risk it for the Allison Curran and disorders senior
News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 73/53 PARTLY CLOUDY 69/50 SUNNY 59/43 PARTLY CLOUDY 59/31 THUNDERSTORMS 79/59 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 68 northwest of Detroit. Kuzma has been on the lookout for the animal, which had been wandering her neighborhood. On Saturday, Lisa Davenport came to Kuzmas house to get a look at the llama. Davenport has three llamas of her own along with other animals at a Michigan farm. The women walked into a field to give the llama some food, and Dolly stood still instead of being her usual skittish self. They then coaxed the llama into a barn. Davenport plans to take the llama back to her own farm. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to email@example.com. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENING?RecSports gift certificates available Give the gift of good health this holiday season. RecSports has holiday packages available for massage therapy, personal training and small group training. Available massages include deep tissue, sports, orthopedic and Swedish. Small group training classes are a great way to meet fitness goals through specialized formats in a small group environment. Class formats offered in the Spring include kettlebell, Kinesis/Power Plate, TRX, olympic lifting training, sport conditioning, inversion yoga, PilatesMAT, MoveStrong and Welcome to the Gym. To purchase a holiday package, stop by the training center at Southwest Recreation Center between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit recsports.ufl.edu. Talking Gators Toastmasters meets Tuesdays Talking Gators meets Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building, Room 1031. An officers meeting will be held after todays meeting. The annual Holiday White Elephant Gift Exchange will be part of the Dec. 3 meeting. Bring a wrapped or bagged gift for the exchange. For more information, go to talkinggators. toastmastersclubs.org. Talking Gators is also on Facebook. Enter to win a fully equipped scooter In addition to free admission to all exhibits, students who come to the Florida Museum of Natural History between now and Dec. 5 can enter to win a fully equipped scooter. Party 99.5 and the museum are giving away a new scooter courtesy of Southern Scooters & ATVs. Entrants must be UF students with valid Gator 1 Cards and 18 years or older. The winner will be announced during a Party 99.5 remote broadcast at the museum from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 5. The winner must be present to claim the scooter. Tune in to Party 99.5 for more details and the chance to get registered, or register at the museum, 3215 Hull Road. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, will close at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve, remain closed Christmas Day and reopen Dec. 26. Florida Museum seeks public relations intern The Florida Museum of Natural History is looking for a public relations intern to work 12 to 15 hours a week. The position offers experience and a chance to build a strong portfolio with published clips. You will write press releases, put together media kits, carry out administrative duties, give media tours, write feature stories and work closely with other departments within the museum. Applicants must possess strong communication and editing skills, knowledge of AP style and be detail-oriented. Applicants should also have a working knowledge of Photoshop or InDesign and Microsoft Office or have the ability to learn these programs quickly. To apply, please email a resume, two writing samples and a cover letter to Paul Ramey, APR at firstname.lastname@example.org, and please CC Kaitlin Gardiner at email@example.com, or call 352-273-2028 for more information.BRIEFSWandering llama caught in MichiganHOLLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) A llama spotted wandering for nearly six months in Michigan has been captured and is getting a new home. Mlive.com reports the llama that Kathy Kuzma calls Dolly was found Saturday in Oakland Countys Holly Township, about 40 miles Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY AT 10 A.M. SYDNEY DIXONAlligator Contributing WriterThe Greatest Show on Earth will make its way to Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus to perform at UF in JanuaryCAMPUS ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.org Dining with Disabilities aimed at increasing inclusivity The purpose is to educate students in the UF community about disabilities, and to open their eyes to different ways of life. Jillian RobertschairwomanShow dates and times: Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. Tickets will range in price from $14 to $58 and will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Call 352-392-1653 or 800-745-3000 to reserve seats.
4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013 Hannah Morse / AlligatorCool DownUF economics student Ryan Harris, 20, takes a break while running stadiums Monday afternoon. The temperature reached a low of 61. Rink contractor had problems last yeartor, Etling said. Prior to 2007, the downtown plaza used to feature an ice skating rink every winter, but the citys parks and recreation department could no longer afford the cost of the winter wonderland transformation. Last winter, students and residents alike were excited an outside contractor was going to bring the ice rink back. Midwest Displays, a Pensacola-based commercial Christmas display company, attempted to bring the rink last year. The obstacles that eventually froze the project included several unsuccessful repairs to the chiller ice rink on the plaza. According to Alligator archives, the city also struggled with the 35-foot tent designed to cover the ice. Daniel Landesberg, a 21-year-old UF telecommunication senior, said an ice skating rink would be a positive addition to the city and a great place to go on dates or to hang out with friends. Hopefully, we will be able to bring back the rink in the future, Landesberg said. The city still plans to have other events to encourage the holiday spirit. On Dec. 7 at 6 p.m., the annual tree lighting ceremony will take place at the Thomas Center. The city will also decorate the downtown area, including Bo Diddley Community Plaza and City Hall, with light displays. Woods said installations are set to begin the week after Thanksgiving. ICE, from page 1Some families will combine traditionswill be more people home for the holiday. Pearleen Lederman, a 22-yearhome for Thanksgiving despite the This year my family is going to celebrate Thanksgiving and just add some of the Hanukkah traditions, she said. Lederman said her family will light the candles and eat some traditional food associated with the holiday. These are my two favorite holidays, she said, So Im so excited that theyre on the same night this year. Danielle Lehrer, a 20-year-old UF political science and Russian studies junior, said her family plans to combine decorations from both holidays. We will light the menorah all together the second night of Hanukkah during our meal, she said. It will be really special to have the whole family together for both holidays. Lehrer said the late Thanksgiving Break will make it hard to balance exams, but she is looking forward to the family and food aspect of going home. She is also planning on combining the traditional foods by making latkes with a dollop of cranberry sauce on top. Max Wolfson, a 19-year-old UF marketing sophomore, said his family will celebrate the holidays as two separate days. I dont think my family will combine anything, he said, except maybe the candle lighting for dinner. HOLIDAY, from page 1 We will light the menorah all together the second night of Hanukkah during our meal.Danielle LehrerUF political science and Russian studies junior
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 William A. England / Alligator StaffOpen HouseHigh school students visit UFs open house in the Stephen C. OConnell Center on Monday. Ambassadors provided information for those interested in becoming Gators. CRIME KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff Writerkvarn@alligator.orgTwo shoplifters were arrested Monday afternoon afchase through Butler Plaza. Gainesville Police arrested 19-year-old Brandon Lee Williams, of Gainesville, and a 17-year-old boy from Arbery and theft. Kohls, located at 3535 SW Archer Road, after the pair allegedly stole more than $700 worth of clothing from the store, according to an arrest report. As they were running away, the teenagers hit a Kohls loss-prevention emcut on his head, according to the report. The shoplifters continued running across Southwest used police dogs to track their scents into woods near Windmeadows Apartments. A resident then pointed out the teens to a Gainesville Unit helicopter, Tobias said. Williams and the minor came out of the woods and were arrested at about 2:20 p.m. at about 5 p.m., where he remained as of press time with no bond. Shoplifters injure Kohls employee, race across Archer Road NORMAL WEEKEND SERVICES RESUME SATURDAY. HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgThanksgiving break will impact most Regional Transit System bus routes from Wednesday until Friday. On Wednesday, routes 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 34, 35, 36 and 43 will have reduced service. Routes 21, 27, 28, 38, 39, 41, 46, 62 and 76 will not run. Routes with reduced services will be noted on the RTS schedule with an R, according to a city news release. Campus routes and Later Gator Services will also be canceled on Wednesday. All other routes that day, including 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 15, 24, 25 and 75, will follow the normal Fall 2013 schedule, according to the release. All services will be suspended on Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Fridays bus schedule will operate as a normal Sunday schedule would, with only routes 1, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 25 and 35 in service. No campus routes or Later Gator routes will be available on Friday, according to the release. Normal weekend services will resume on Saturday. Gator Aider football gameday shuttle service for the FSU game will not be affected. For details on route changes, visit gorts.com.RTS bus service altered over UFs Thanksgiving BreakWilliams
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BRETT RABINOVICHAlligator Contributing WriterA new fast-food seafood restaurant has been reeling in business partially thanks to social media and a tie to UF. The Original Wharf Express, 3333 SW 34th St., in University Town Center by Peach Valley, offers a mix of seafood and usually serves its meals within 10 minutes. Leslie Guy, the owner of the franchise, is a UF alumna who was active in Greek life during college, performed as a UF cheerleader and competed on the gymnastics team. Gainesville has become a part of me, she said, And I wanted to bring something back to Gainesville. Part of her goal is to break the negative views many people have about fast-food seafood, she said. The restaurant has primarily reached the student community through word of mouth, but kitchen manager RJ Wright said social media seems to help. As I keep updating my status and share the restaurants page on Facebook, I see more people coming in to try the food, he said. The restaurant also plans on expanding to other locations in the Gainesville area, Guy said. Emily Dhondt, a 21-year-old UF advertising senior who works in the restaurant, said students visit because they know other restaurants in the shopping center are good, and theyre looking for something new to try. Ive seen a customer who has come in almost every single day this week because the food ... has a Southern charm to it, she said. 8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013 Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffA new seafood fast-food franchise, Original Wharf Express, recently opened in Gainesville. The restaurant is located at 3333 SW 34th St. Fast seafood reels in customersLOCAL DAVONA WILLIAMSAlligator Contributing WriterForget Black Friday its Black Furday if you ask Puppy Hill Farm Animal Rescue. The agency is offering reduced adoption prices for 25 cats on Black Friday at PetSmart in Butler Plaza, said Kristen Seymour, board member at Puppy Hill Farm Animal Rescue. Cats usually cost $75, but on Friday, they will cost $25 from noon until 5 p.m. Adopters can choose an all-black or black-and-white cats from 11 weeks to 3 years old. All of our cats have been vet checked, but depending on its age, it may need further vaccinations, Seymour said. A veterinarian will also be on site to help potential owners. The doctor will just ask general questions to make sure sure our kittens will have the right home for the holidays, she said. Shay Hill, a 20-year-old UF family, youth and community science junior said she thinks the event is a cool idea. The deal is great; its just that my apartment wont let me have animals, Hill said. Seymour said potential adopters must bring in a statement from their landlord saying he or she will allow animals. The decision to take home a new pet should depend on the adopters lifestyle, said Laurie Trenholm, executive director and founder of Puppy Hill Farm. If you are a family who has time off during the holidays and have time to help the pet acclimate, then it can be great, Trenholm said.Black Friday to include discounted cat adoptions in Butler Plaza If you are a family who has time off during the holidays and have time to help the pet acclimate, then it can be great.Laurie Trenholmexecutive director and founder of Puppy Hill FarmCertain cats are $25 from noon to 5 p.m.
GAINESVILLE WAS RANKED FOURTH LAST YEAR. ISHA CHOSKIAlligator Contributing WriterThe annual College Destination Index by the American Institute for Economic metro area in the country for 2013-2014. ria, focuses on the academic aspects of the area and the quality of life, said Steven Cunningham, chief economist for the company. It also accounts for student diversity, entrepreneurial activity, and arts and leisure. Cunningham said. The idea is that students should and do pick a college based on academics and, certainly that puts Gainesville as a good place to go. Gainesville has been on the index since category, but this year the student diversity said. Rubab Islam, an 18-year-old UF microbiology freshman and Gainesville native, said have a pretty active theater life and all sorts of multicultural events, she said. Theres something here for everyone. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 CAMPUS MICHAELA BISIENEREAlligator Contributing WriterGators March for Babies met a recordhigh fundraising goal of $100,000 Sunday at the 10th annual Gators March for Babies 5K on campus. by a lot, said Kyle Croft, community director for Alachua County March of Dimes. The previous record high for fundraisCroft said about 600 people participated Earlier this month, the March of Dimes released its annual Premature Birth Report Card and gave Florida a D grade. Croft raising even more important than in previous years. It just really highlights the importance of Croft said. Stephan Perets, director of Interfraternity Council recruitment for ter job, said the 21-year-old building construction management junior. Everything year. Being able to raise money for a cause like that just makes me feel really good.Gators March for Babies reaches goal of $100,000City fifth best small metro Croft
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Savannah Jordan and the Florida soccer team were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament. Read the story on page 16. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickJACKSONVILLE With point guard Scottie Wilbekin inserted into the starting Monday night. Behind Casey Prathers 27 points, No. 15 Wilbekin was a big part of why Florida In his season debut, the senior account action. just because its been so long, Wilbekin said. But once the ball got tipped up and into it. while Patric Young added 13 points. A big issue for the Gators last week was I less offseason. Well, no, thats not entirely true. There will be plenty of bowls of chips to go around when the Gators are watching any one of the French onion dip! seconds! So grab a turkey leg and begin ex prepared for whats going to be a long offseason. This week, Joe Morgan and Phil Auburn (+11) will triumph and Alabama will be sitting on the couch at home next weekend during the SEC Championship Game crying, PAAWWWL so hard because... offense in the SEC. Nick Saban is Joe Morgan Alabama (-11) will mash Auburn up like potatoes en route to another SEC Championship Game appearance because... Phillip Heilman Now onto the picks!Picks Column SITE: The Swamp (cap. 88,548) KICKOFF: Noon, Saturday TV/RADIO: ESPN2 / 850 AM SEE PICKSS, pP AGE 15 AAP PhotoScottie Wilbekin (5) brings the ball up the court for Florida against Jacksonville during the second half of the Gators 86-60 victory against the Dolphins on Monday in Jacksonville. Return of point guard sparks Florida victory JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer@jczuprynJACKSONVILLE Billy not far behind. Casey Prather and Patric Young Not Wilbekin, though. The senior point guard dragged his feet as he took the as if he was back on the court, waiting for the whistle to shoot a free throw. the hard part: an apology for his actions. I just wanted to start out by saying, Wilbekin announced. endar year, Wilbekin was forced to start his season after the rest year by being suspended for occurred prior to this season, Wilbekin apologizes for second suspensionSEE HOOpPS, pP AGE 15 SEE SiIDEBAR, pP AGE 13DDonovan I thought Scottie did a very good job shifting us in and out of offense, based on what he was seeing. I Billy DonovanUF coachQuotableWill Muschamp UF coach on relationship with the media Poll QuestionDoes Will Muschamp deserve to return for the 2014 season? Vote online at alligatorSports.org.
MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Writer@mmprovenzanoLosing is a tough pill to swallow. After dropping only four games combined during the regular season and Southeastern Conference Tournament play, the Gators expected to play deep into the NCAA Tournament. But Florida fell 1-0 in a second-round battle against Duke in Durham, N.C., on Friday night, making it the 10th straight season the Gators failed to advance past the Sweet Sixteen. Its frustrating because we play games like that where they can go either way, and you just want them to go your way, coach Becky Burleigh said. I think that when you look at teams that are either still in the tournament and are advancing, and you know that youre as good as those teams, thats hard. At the same time, it all comes down to what you do on defensively and they executed a really great chance to score a goal we didnt do that. this year was a strong one for the 19-year-old program. When you look at just purely on the result, its hard to see that there was a breakthrough this year, Burleigh said. But what happened through the course of the year, there was. The breakthrough came in the form of Savannah Jordan. The freshman forward made an immediate impact, scoring 22 goals this season the second most by a freshman in ers 23-goal season in 1997. Jordan is tied for third in the nation in scoring this season Team in Carson, Calif. Certainly, she progressed as the year went on, too, Burleigh said. Thats not easy to do when you become a marked woman. Midway through, everyone knew thats who [teams] were going to focus on. Then there is the anchor of the backline, sophomore Christen Westphal. route to a 5-1 victory over Georgia on Oct. 31. If you look at the role that Christen Westphal played, Havana Solauns] absence through a lot of that game, Burleigh said. That was something we had never done before. The Gators expect to return all 11 starters from this season, and Burleigh said the team will continue to push the envelope. I think thats a good foundation for us going forward, Burleigh said. Its a bright future, its just really hard to focus on that right now. Junior undergoes surgery: Solaun had knee surgery Monday to repair a torn right ACL she suffered in the SEC Championship against Texas A&M. Burleigh said Solaun should recover and be ready to participate in about six months. Havana is a really disciplined worker, Burleigh said. When it comes to her rehab, I have no doubt it will be the same way. Weve never had a player that hasnt come back stronger in some way or another. ALLIGATOR Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffSavannah Jordan dribbles the ball during Floridas 2-0 win against Jacksonville on Nov. 16 in Gainesville. GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandSt. Johns may be coming to the OConnell Center toits defensive game that has been missing this year. Poor defensive play has plagued the Gators so far this season. Florida allowed an average of 70.2 points per Were continuing to work really hard on our defense, coach Amanda Butler said. Thats the area that we feel is our biggest weakness. their jobs consistently at a high level. Thats our biggest challenge. is determined to get her team over the hump and start playing consistent basketball. again and get back out for the next one. Florida has been outrebounded in the majority of its per game compared to Floridas 35.2. In the OConnell Center, Florida has outrebounded only Bethune-Cookman. Weve been very inconsistent (in grabbing rebounds), so it has to be our focus and have our attention, Butler said. It just has to be a focus for us. It has to be something were paying attention to. Tonight, the Gators are presented with the tall task of sophomore Aliyyah Handford. This season, she is avWeve got to be ready for a very high-powered offense, some individual scorers who are really, really impressive, Butler said. They have a lot of quickness, a lot of athleticism and they are a team that hasnt been beat yet, so we have some great challenges ahead of us.Florida looks to rebound tonightWOMENS BASKETBALLGators upset in NCAA Tournament Its frustrating because we play games like that where they can go either way, and you just want them to go your way.Becky BurleighUF coach
Monday, UF moved the ball well early unlike in its win against Middle Tennessee on Thursday. Wilbekins coach and his teammates noticed the difference. I thought Scottie did a very good job shifting us in and out of offense, based on what he was seeing, coach Billy Donovan said. I thought that really helped Added Prather: Just cutting and slashing to the rim, having a point guard with great vision like that, he alfeeling, I guess. I dont know what it is. Jacksonville to jump out to a 28-10 advantage with 10:47 During that opening stretch, JU (2-4) shot 30.8 percent We cant really control if the ball goes in or out of the rim, Young said. Our defense has always been the strength of our team. If we can play great defense and then get the ball to go in, the (opposing) team has a whole lot to handle. Although Florida committed nine turnovers, none came The Gators made 9 of their went 7 of 16 from the charity The Gators trailed only once during the contest about a minute into the game and led by as many as 32 points in the second half. After the game, Donovan announced that sophomore swingman DeVon Walker sprained a ligament in his right foot and will undergo X-rays today. Walker exited the game due to the injury with 15:29 remaining in the It does not look like a high ankle sprain, Donovan said. Im not even so sure if its an ankle sprain. It could be a sprained ligament in his foot. So, I dont really know what happened to him. Other than that, he was pretty hobbled there. Now, No. 15 Florida heads into a grueling fourgame non-conference stretch against Florida State, No. 13 Connecticut, No. 2 Kansas and No. 21 Memphis. Its going to be a grind, Frazier said. Thats all I can tell you. Leading the pack at 64-35-5 is alligatorSports Assistant Editor Adam Raised in a barn Lichtenstein, who thinks rocking the shirt-tucked-into-his-jeans looks is proper formal attire. Theres no hope for you unless you accidentally stumble into a Mens Wearhouse. Maybe then somebody will actually like the way you look, but we cant guarantee it. In second at 60-39-5 is alligatorSports Staff Writer Joe I cheer for drug abusers! Morgan, who wore a Justin Blackmon jersey on Sunday to celebrate the Jaguars second victory. Sources say Joe and Justin shared a celebratory bowl. Who knows what was in it. Also, the whole Jaguars fan thing is just downright pathetic. Back in third at 58-41-5 is alligatorger Games: Catching Fire this weekend. We wish we could just blame this on some weird celebrity crush on Jennifer Lawrence or something, but you came home talking body is that good of an actor, man! First in the non-alligatorSports division and fourth overall at 55-44-5 is the Orlando Sentinels Edgar OMG! Im so sry u guys 4 real! Thompson, who sent a mass email to fellow beat writers following a relatively minor shared transcription snafu. Good Lord, Edgar. Why were you so apologetic? You act like were your only friends or something. Oh... noob Pincus, who tried to insert himself Games: Catching Fire by referencing dragincompetent dunce. There arent any freakogy, you obtuse ignoramus. Tied for sixth at 52-47-5 is FightinGators. coms Cody MIA Jones, who we dont even remember seeing at last Saturdays game. Sad things is, we just now realized he wasnt there. Or maybe he was. Oh, well. Also in sixth is InsidetheGators.coms Bryan Online journalism isnt real journalpress seats to cover basketball games while Pincus actually gets to sit on press row. A short guy like you is probably better off in the crows nest anyway. Making fun of your height is a low blow... because youre short. And in dead-ass last with a piss-poor record of 51-48-5 is 247Sports.coms Thomas Loser Goldkamp, who is in dead-ass last with a piss-poor record of 51-48-5. Like isnt helping you too much either. I just learned the value of things and, in particular, just what an opportunity it is to play here at Florida, Wilbekin said. I think Ive just matured and just grown up a little bit. Donovan, who said this would be Wilbekins last chance with the team, added he does not think there will be another rulebreaking incident. To Donovan, Wilbekin is a changed man with changed priorities but still the same skills on the court. The offense recorded its best assist-turnover ratio of the season Monday night against Jacksonville, recording 19 assists and only nine turnovers. Not only did Wilbekin record the most assists by a Gator in a single game so far this season, but he also turned the ball over just twice. Frazier said he could see Wilbekins newfound maturity in the locker room and on the court during the game. night, but I think he did a great job of controlling his emotions and settling down and playplayed great tonight. Polar opposite of the young, place of the suspended senior point guard until suffering a high left ankle sprain, Wilbekin did not shy away from being vocal with his teammates. the ball and ran the Gators most I felt very comfortable knowing that our experienced point guard is out there, Young said. hes only played about 3-4 college games. Scotties played over a 100 in his career. Donovan would not say if he would cut Wilbekin from the team if he messed up again, but he added it would be his last chance. 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16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013 FOOTBALL PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer@phillip_heilmanSkyler Mornhinweg has the task of a lifetime. Floridas third-string quarterback will likely be asked to start against undefeated No. 2 Florida State at home on Saturday with Tyler Murphy doubtful to play due to injury. Im preparing all week like Im going to be the guy, Mornhinweg said. Were excited to play this game. That excitement could soon turn to misery for the Gators, who continue to stumble through one of the worst seasons in program history. Florida State, which is a win away from going national championship season, is pummeling opponents. The Seminoles have scored at least 40 points in every game this season. Juxtapose that against a Florida offense that is averaging fewer than 20 points per game, and there is ample cause for concern in Gainesville. Mornhinweg is not to blame. The redshirt freshman was unexpectedly thrust into action when Murphy could not tolerate the pain stemming from a sprained AC joint he suffered against LSU on Oct. 12. However, Mornhinweg has not brought much to the table. In two games since replacing Murphy, he has completed 63.2 percent of his passes but is averaging just 114.5 passing yards per game in losses to South Carolina and Georgia Southern. Ive got to execute better, Mornhinweg said. Weve got to make some plays. Injuries: Florida continues to be eviscerated by injuries. UF will be without linebackers Michael Taylor (MCL sprain) and Alex Anzalone (shoulder dislocation) against FSU. Each suffered his respective injury during a loss to Georgia Southern. Taylors injury will not require surgery, but Anzalones will. Also expected to be sidelined Saturday is left tackle D.J. Humphries, who continues to deal with the effects of a sprained MCL. Theres some key components for our football team that arent playing for us right now, coach Will Muschamp said. Were very thin in some areas. Im not making excuses. Thats just the facts. UF is expected to have Marcus Roberson (ankle) and defensive end Jon Bullard (hamstring/knee) available.Mornhinweg expected to make third straight start for Gators Mornhinweg
3, KICKOFF, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013 JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer@joe_morganFlorida State University is famous for its Flying High Circus. But another act in Tallahassee has become even wilder. Little talk in the college football world these days does not concern Seminoles redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston. on Winston, who is leading No. 2 Florida State through a dream seagridiron. But all the Gators see is another quarterback eager to tear apart their reeling defense. Hes a total package, coach Will Muschamp said of Winston. I dont know where you start: his arm strength, hes got a big arm; he can make all the throws. He has a tough throw. He can zip the ball in there. No quarterback in college football zips the ball in there better than Winston, who leads the nation with with a 69.6 completion percentage. ing record results. His 32 touchdown passes already an Atlantic Coast Conference freshman record rank third nationally, and his 3,163 passing yards are only 145 yards behind former FSU signal-caller Drew Weatherfords ACC freshman record of 3,208 yards through the air. He also gets the job done with his legs. rushed for 310 yards and three touchdowns on 51 carries. But Winston is not a guy who just takes off He understands where he is taking the football, Muschamp said. Hes got really good pocket presence. He can hurt you with his legs. Hes a good athlete as well, but what you see with him. Defensive back Jaylen Watkins added: Hes kind of like [Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel]. (Winly his strength is passing. But the comparisons of Winston to Manuel go beyond athleticism and playing style. Several Gators praised Winstons ability to step in and assume a leadership role for FSU. ball, the Bessemer, Ala., native has feated road record in the ACC since 2000. from Tallahassee was a 41-13 win against Pittsburgh on Sept. 2 in his collegiate debut. Winston completed 25 of 27 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns in a romp at Heinz Field. He also shined in a 51-14 win against formerly third-ranked Clemson on Oct. 19. Winston silenced the hostile Death Valley crowd of 83,428 with 444 passing yards and four total touchdowns. If Winston leads Florida State to another road victory on Saturday, he will help the Seminoles accomplish their fourth 12-0 season in program history. Hes a great leader, Watkins from watching their games. Thats probably his biggest attribute as a leader to his team. While Winston and Florida State have been almost unstoppable this season, Florida has been quite the opposite. The Seminoles have scored 41 points or more in every game this season, including an 80-point showing against Idaho last weekend at Doak Campbell Stadium. Meanwhile, the Gators have scored only game losing streak. Florida State ranks second nationally in scoring offense with 55.2 points per game, while Florida ranks 112th with 19.9. At its current scoring rate, the Gators would need point total through 11 contests this season. UF also trails far behind in total offense, coming in at 111th in the nation with 327.9 yards per game. Winston alone averages 299 total yards per contest. Weve got to do a better job, third-string quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg said. Its on us. Weve got to make some plays, so were working hard this week trying to get back out there and produce some points. But whether Saturdays game is a shootout like last seasons 63-point affair or a low-scoring showdown like Floridas 21-7 loss to Florida dent they can keep up with Winston and the second-ranked Seminoles. compete with them, Watkins said.Heisman Trophy candidate leads high-powered offenseAP PhotoFlorida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) escapes a sack attempt by Syracuse linebacker Marquis Spruill (11) during the Seminoles 59-3 victory against the Orange on Nov. 16 in Tallahassee. [Jameis Winston]s a great I noticed from watching their games. Thats probably his biggest attribute.Jaylen WatkinsUF defensive back