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TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2007
Gators down Buckeyes in 41-14 championship game rout
LOUIS ANASTASIS Z
REPORTS FROM GLENDALE, ARIZ.
Forget "Any Given Sunday." This
was "Any Given Monday," proof
that when you know everything,
you know nothing.
Scouting reports and pregame
analyses were being tossed into paper
shredders from one end of the University
of Phoenix Stadium to the other as the No.
2 Gators, considerable underdogs, over-
whelmed a flabbergasted Ohio State (12-1)
team turned from juggernaut to sauer-
kraut. UF pulled off the unthinkable upset
41-14. With a score like that, Coach Steve
Spurrier may have even blushed.
S"I'm going to celebrate with one glass
of red wine. Maybe more," UF athletics
director Jeremy Foley said.
OSU fans filed out of the stands early
in the fourth quarter much like some
lopsided Little League baseball contest.
Except this one was for all the marbles
and checkers, too. UF (13-1) captured its
second national championship in school
history just 10 years after the first.
The Buckeye faithful outnumbered
Gators fans about 3-to-1 at onset. But as
they departed amid a funeral-like atmo-
sphere, the vacancy revealed the scarlet
and gray seating color scheme of the seats
"We gave them every opportunity to
make it a 40-something to-something,"
OSU coach Jim Tressel said. "Does that
This was like a hit and run operation so
impressive that no policeman would have
considered making any arrests.
"They thought we were going to get
beat 42-14 but we flipped the score on
them," UF receiver Andre Caldwell said.
"It's really a lot tougher in the SEC,"
UFdefensive end Jarvis Moss added.
"When you break it down, I really don't
know who Ohio State played besides
Michigan and it really hurt them. We
showed tonight what the SEC was all
Afterward, the multi-colored confetti
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Tim Tebow (top right) runs the football during the first half of the BCS National Cham-
pionship game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Monday.
fell like manna from the heavens for a
team just led to the Promised Land.
Linebacker Brandon Siler cut through
the insane asylum with that notorious
chain dangling from his neck. Since the
start of the season, Siler has been wearing
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i Gator fans stormed
the streets after their
team's stunning vic-
tory. They lit fireworks,
danced on cars and
shimmied up utility
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2007 N ALLIGATOR. 3
Students skip class, await game with bated breath
By ALEX TIEGEN
Class and distance did not
keep Neal Machuca from getting
good seats to the BCS National
Championship game Monday.
The English senior skipped his
morning classes and set up blue
Gators beach chairs with three
friends outside the Stephen C.
Their plan was to get seats where
they could watch the game on any
of the stadium's four giant video
Machuca was sure he would
watch the Gators win the national
"It never happens, you know,"
he said. "It could be another 10 or 20
years before we win one again."
Like Machuca, students and pro-
fessors who stayed in Gainesville
could be spotted on campus
Monday wearing Gators gear and
predicting a second national cham-
pionship title this year this time
for the football team.
After a morning downpour,
some students wearing T-shirts
and sweatshirts with Gators and
BCS logos could be seen hidden
beneath orange- and blue- striped
The crowd thinned in the early
afternoon as students began staking
out spots in front of the O'Connell
Center, the Orange & Brew and
bars and restaurants on University
Some UF professors said that
between one-fifth to almost half of
their students were absent today.
Professor Diana Nagy, who
teaches a communication class, said
14 of 25 students were absent from
her afternoon class. She said she
thought classes should have been
canceled for students who could not
fly to Arizona.
"People who couldn't afford to
go were penalized and had to come
to class," she said.
Nagy said she would wear her
lucky Gators shirt to watch the
"I don't wash it unless the Gators
lose," she said. "And right now, it
Professor Clara Sotelo, who
taught three advanced Spanish
classes Monday, said only 15 of her
25 students showed up for her sec-
ond-period class. She said this was
the first year she has had so many
absences in a day. However, only
five students missed her 11:45 a.m.
"It's probably not only the
game," Sotelo said. "They were
Business junior Pasquale
Raimondo was among those who
waited outside of the O'Connell
Center with Machuca. He said he
did not care he was missing class,
and in fact, he had not even looked
at his schedule.
Machuca, who missed two morn-
ing English classes, said he knew his
professors would be lenient.
"I got drunk last night," Machuca
said. "I don't care."
Machuca and his friends were
among the first people to stake
out spots in front of the O'Connell
Center. By 4 p.m., more than 60
people had gathered at the arena's
First-year student Brittany
Trimble said she was tempted to
skip class, but her mother called
her after watching a news broadcast
about students skipping classes to
make sure Trimble did not do so.
"People who couldn't af-
ford to go were penalized
and had to come to class."
"I would have liked for them to
have canceled classes," she said.
Trimble and a group of friends
staked out a table at the Orange &
Brew, where they could watch the
game on the big-screen TV.
On University Avenue, students
began gathering at the Swamp
Restaurant early during the day. By
4:30 p.m., all the tables were taken.
Beers could be spotted on most of
the tables, and customers wandered
around talking and laughing with
friends and strangers.
But students were not the only
ones absent. Some teachers canceled
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Professor Jean Chance, who
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tion class, flew to Arizona to watch
the game and asked her teaching
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Telecommunication and political
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UP had canceled classes, he would
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6, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 9,2007
Take a day off
Just don't let down your
o UF President Bernie Machen and his grossly overpaid
marketing ventures finally paid off: The Gator Nation
really is everywhere. Further proof? Even our nation-
ally elected public officials took Monday off to watch the
That's right, kids. The newly elected House of
Representatives is waiting until today, after the BCS National
Championship game, to start its first session. Known as the
"first 100 hours," it's the representatives' idea of a power
hour. But instead of chugging beer, they're pumping out the
legislation they promised us voters.
Supposedly in the spirit of camaraderie, the House
Democrats OKed a request by House Republican Leader
John Boehner of Ohio to postpone the session until after
Monday's game. It seems only fair that the Democrats ac-
cused of having failed to give the Republicans their fair say
since leadership changed hands, despite campaign-season
promises let those football-lovin' red states kick back with
a few cold ones for the game.
Hell, who are they kidding? While the Democrats pre-
tend to be elitists who thumb their noses at contact sports
- they prefer ice dancing and synchronized swimming, re-
ally they were secretly hoping that one of the Republicans
would ask for the day off.
But wouldn't they have been better off taking Tuesday
off to nurse those white-wine hangovers? We can't help but
wonder if this was just an excuse to finagle another three-day
weekend, despite the fact that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is
And we're all for a good game here at the Alligator we
even turned on our TV, which is older than the building
we're housed in, and adjusted the rabbit-ear antennas but
is it truly that important to the entire country, especially the
parts outside of Florida and Ohio?
It's more than just delaying legislation. It's symbolic.
Historically speaking, the first 100 hours represents the
fulfillment of the promises made to the people who elected
It's tax cuts for the middle class, reducing the national
debt, bolstering national security, increasing the minimum
wage, limiting lobbyists, reducing prescription drug prices,
slashing student loan interest rates and rolling back govern-
ment subsidies for oil companies.
To take the day off for a football game is practically tell-
ing voters, "We'll get to it, we'll get to it. The big game is on!
Now move over, you're blocking the TV." And you thought
that was just an excuse to not take out the trash.
At a slightly more local level, the Gainesville City
Commission got it right: Their meetings are normally held
Monday at 1 p.m. But for the sake of the game, yesterday's
meeting was moved up to 9 a.m. so it would be finished in
the afternoon. That gives the commission plenty of time to
pick up some soda and chips.
But the Columbus, Ohio, City Council canceled its regu-
lar Monday meeting. I guess the council members couldn't
manage waking up early. Well, if our cities were battling, the
score would be Gainesville 1, Columbus 0, easily.
We just hope that the Student Senate doesn't follow the
House's cue and take the day off. Who else would vote on a
resolution congratulating the football team on a stellar sea-
son, win or lose?
Sl the independent florida
Female speaker represents change
It seems like things really do change with the times.
Last week I was at home enjoying the last few days
of vacation, and what did I see when I flipped on
Nancy Pelosi getting sworn in as the first woman ever
to serve as speaker of the House, the most important posi-
tion in the House of Representatives.
I was shocked. For a second I thought I was in the
wrong country. The stuffy, conservative Capitol Hill
elected a woman to the third highest office in terms
of presidential succession in the nation? Hallelujah!
Maybe gays really will have a fair chance at starting
(government-recognized) families one day.
But in all seriousness, it's a relief to see things have
changed. It's nice to see the start of a time when we can
look past a person's outward attributes and focus on
To me, Pelosi herself seems a little naive in her ideas
about Iraq. Sure, there might have been ulterior motives
involved with her election. But her appointment is a
step in the right direction, false step or not.
The problem I've always had with a lot of the beliefs
and people who run our lives and not just on a na-
tional level is that they are very closed-minded. .
Take a look at some of the ideas that dictate our di-
rections in life. You'll find that a lot of them are totally
For instance, there are still people who believe that
women are biologically unfit to lead. There are people
who believe your lineage should determine your place
in society. There are people who believe your right to
life is dependant upon your sexuality. Interestingly
enough, all three of the aforementioned types of people
can be found in our local com-
Thankfully, the people who
harbor those closed-minded
ideas are becoming fewer. They
too are fading out with the times
or changing along with them.
But there are still enough of
them to matter. That's why it's
so important for everyone else
to stand up and be counted for
This is the kind of stuff our generation will bear wit-
ness to. The world we live in is changing, and we have
to be ready for it. Our parents had the '60s and '70s, and
their parents had World War II. We have now.
This new year has already ushered in its first wave of
change a female speaker of the House. What comes
More minorities than ever in leadership positions? A
society of fair-minded people who judge more on the
content of a person's character and ability than the nu-
ances of their personal lives?
What about a worldwide downward slide into the
hells of war? No one ever said everything in the future
was going to be shiny and good.
Yes, I realize it's sappy. It's probably corny as hell.
But let's try to make this year different. I know every-
one says this every first week of January, but let's try to
make this the beginning of a time of improvement in the
way we deal with our country, our lives and each other.
Let's make a New Year's resolution for change.
Daniel Burroughs is a journalism freshman.
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Saddam Hussein's hanging is no simple solution in Iraq
We're back from the relax-
ation of Winter Break,
only to find a full load of
classes staring us in the face.
The break has a way of making
everything seem peaceful, and for
a while you think that maybe none
of the world's problems exist any-
more. Then you're unpleasantly
snapped back to reality by news
reports on a world that seems to
be steadily heading toward implo-
Iraq remains a daily trag-
edy. It may bring back the Vietnam
Syndrome if it goes on unresolved
for a few more years and that
*wouldn't be a bad thing if it once
again makes the United States afraid
to enter wars it cannot win.
The latest of the Bush admiristra-
tion's strategies to make Iraq seem
like a quasi-success is the execution
of Saddam Hussein by hanging. His
death fell a few hours before the
start of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-
Adha, to boot. No matter how evil
he may have been, it is absolutely
horrible to execute a nation's former
leader as people say their morning
While I don't seek to excuse
Saddam's atrocities against a Shia
village or the gassing of Kurds in the
1980s, no doubt the Bush adminis-
tration hopes that his execution will
appear as a victory in this already-
Anuradha lost war.
Pandey It is im-
Speaking Out portant to
United States was not directly
responsible for the hanging or the
trial, Bush has exploited both for po-
litical gain: When it was announced
that Saddam was sentenced to death
by hanging, Bush's televised state-
ment spouted the usual lines about
Saddam being brought to justice.
The president issued only a written
statement after the hanging.
The president of Egypt has just
declared that the barbaric circum-
stances of Saddam's execution
have made him a martyr. All the
world will see was that Saddam was
hanged while the United States was
occupying Iraq, even though he was
tried in an Iraqi court. This execu-
tion has even more negatively af-
fected the image of the United States
and will not win us a moral victory.
Sunni riots have already erupted in
Iraq, adding to the tragic violence
that has become a way of life there.
Most advanced nations have
condemned the use of the death
penalty. It doesn't surprise me that
the United States has not; After all,
this is the nation whose government
has all but denied its political pris-
oners the writ of habeas corpus.
S Saddam's actions have indeed
been deplorable, but they- don't
compare to the devastating situation
of genocide in Darfur, where hun-
dreds of thousands of people have
been killed. This administration
obstinately remains silent about the
world's other tragedies.
Because of all that has happened
since he was overthrown, Saddam's
execution is not the immediate out
Bush thinks it is. All the Iraqi people
see is more of the same, and sectar-
ian violence will only increase. The
execution of one man will make
little difference, despite what Dubya
Anuradha Pandey is a history
junior. She was a member of the edito-
rial board in Fall 2006.
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Vacationing students ride heat wave along East Coast
E THE WARM WEATHER IS DUE TO LOW PRES-
SURE OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Some students were surprised Monday when they had to
start the Spring semester wearing shorts and tank tops.
Following an East Coast trend, the weather in Gainesville
has been particularly warm the first four weeks of winter.
Jason Hess, a meteorologist with the National Weather
Service in Jacksonville, said this December was Gainesville's
warmest since 2001.
Corene Matyas, an associate professor of geography at
UF, said the warm weather has extended all the way to New
UF student Brian Borden experienced this weather trend
firsthand when he stepped off the plane in his hometown of
Baltimore, Md., for Winter Break. It was warm tempera-
tures were 20 degrees higher than usual.
"Even if it doesn't snow," he said of Baltimore's typical
winter weather, "it'll be in the 40s."
Borden, 22, an economics senior, normally goes snow-
boarding while he's in Baltimore, but the weather this break
did not allow it.
Though it normally snows at least once while he's in
Maryland, this time only two days of his break were cold.
Borden was upset to find the weather consistently in the 60s
Borden even saw the cherry trees in Washington, D.C.,
blooming two months ahead of schedule on a local news
"People in different parts of the country are experiencing
different extremes," Matyas said.
While eastern cities like Boston broke record highs for
temperature Saturday, the western United States faced plenty
Blizzards in Colorado, where Borden's sister lives, con-
tinue to dose down highways and disrupt daily life.
But though temperatures in Gainesville remain high, the
numbers are not too overwhelming, Hess said. Of the past 40
December, six have been hotter, he said.
The warm weather in Gainesville and across the East
Coast is the result of a trough in the jet stream over the west-
ern United States, Matyas said.
When a trough an area of low atmospheric pressure
- is stuck over the Rocky Mountains like it is now, cold air
from Canada sweeps into the western United States, and
warm air from the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico come to the
"The longer that pattern persists, the more extremes you
might get," Matyas said. "Once that pattern breaks, it's likely
we'll return to a more normal pattern."
Said Hess: "It's really nothing more than a jet stream that's
running farther north than usual," he said.
Chilly and stormy, Monday's weather bucked the trend.
Hess said Gainesville can expect "dose to freezing" lows
Wednesday morning. But by the weekend, temperatures
will be right back above the average, rising into the 70s by
Saturday, he said.
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Students celebrate in streets, cap off BCS triumph
By DREW HARWELL and JAMES RIGNEY with a symphony of car horns and pop-
Alligator Writers ping fireworks.
firstname.lastname@example.org Police quickly blocked University
Avenue west of Southwest 13th Street as
Once UF's win v as official, hundreds students galloped down the sidewalks,
of fans ran, drove and biked down West gulping the cool night air and sticky, sweet
University Avenue, their screams mixing smell of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Gators fans cheer at the Swamp Restaurant as UF scores its third touchdown of the
game, bringing the score to 21-7 at the beginning of the second quarter of the BCS
National Championship game Monday night.
"Whoooo! Go Gators!" cheers joined
with chants of "o-ver-rat-ed" and "It's
great to be a Florida Gator."
Despite Gainesville Public Works'
having greased several light posts in an
attempt to deter revelers from climbing
them, fans managed to shimmy up a util-
ity pole near the Swamp Restaurant.
As the game drew to a close, fans at.the
restaurant were frenzied when, with
three minutes remaining, one of the big-
screen TVs went blank. About half of the
viewers left, some of them jumping over
the fence, assured that their team would
win. The rest of the crowd soon followed.
In front of the Swamp, some fans car-
ried a 4-foot Christmas tree into the middle
of the street and lit it on fire. Meanwhile,
about 12,000 people stormed out of the
Stephen C. O'Connell Center a jet of
orange and blue that shot toward the epi-
center of the celebration: 17th Street and
Before the euphoric release at the end
of the night, there was excitement but also
The fragrance of beer mixed with fried
chicken and hot sauce in the cool night air-
near the Swamp Restaurant.
The restaurant's front patio area over-
flowed with decked-out Gators fans who
sloshed and refilled cups of beer. These
weren't just students, either some fans
had flown in from hours away to cheer on
their home team.
Benches, tables and seats inside the res-
taufant were fiercely contested real estate
as a busser cleared empty pitchers, wear-
ing a scorched and torn Ohio State T-shirt.
At Balls, a bar less than a block away,
fans were packed just as tightly. Every TV
boomed, yet none were loud enough to
overcome the roar of the fans.
Somehow, beer orders were still made.
At the Grog House Bar and Grill next
door, rubber bathtubs filled with ice and
cans of beer acted as centerpieces and oa-
ses for cheering fans squeezed shoulder-
Back at the Swamp, as the game inched
closer to beginning, two fans led an off-
key rendition of "It's great to be a Florida
Gator" from a balcony as they directed
their hands like orchestra conductors.
Big-screen TVs displayed UF ("Woo!")
and Ohio State ("Boo!") players stretch-
ing, and the Gator Band received a roar
of cheers and a couple flicks of the pom-
Even the road cheered, with honks from
casey Lawson /Alligator
Jaclyn DeCrosta and Rebecca Kaplan cel-
ebrate a Gators goal during the first half
of the BCS National Championship game
at Mojitos Bar and Grill on Monday night.
cars, pickups and a Miller Lite semitruck
energizing the crowds. They shared the
street with bicycle-powered pedicabs,
which traversed the street looking for fans
unwilling or unable to walk to the
UF alumna Kristy Hart and her mother,
Denise Davis, yelled and screamed as
kickoff neared. Davis, who was an OSU
student more than 20 years ago, cheered
on the Gators just as loud as her daughter.
"The game's about to start!" someone
yelled from within the orange, blue and
Like a stopping train, the wild crowd
took a while to slow
Spotlight on the and quiet.
Swamp The silence lasted
Cheers rang out after the initial kickoff.
But the cries of jubilation quickly turned
At that same moment across town at
Mojito's Bar and Grill downtown, a sea
of middle fingers and downward-pointed
thumbs waved above the crowd in a col-
lective rebuttal. The Buckeyes had just
returned the kickoff for a touchdown.
The fans' anger quickly turned to eu-
phoria as the Gators racked up the points
against OSU. By halftime, they had a
comfortable lead of 20 points. Not much
later, there was little doubt that the victory
would be UF's.
But most fans waited .until the icy
Gatorade had been poured on Coach
Urban Meyer to storm the streets, some of
them partying long into the night.
"I have to be at work at 5 a.m.," said
Tyrone Anderson, .a UF employee. "I'll
probably be out here until then."
No bids yet placed for SG Spring executive election
By JOEY CHINDAMO
With seven weeks until the
Student Government Spring elec-
tion, no political parties have yet
The deadline for party registra-
tion for the Spring election is Feb.
1 at noon.
UF students will vote for the
Student Body president, vice
president, treasurer and about half
the Student Senate in the Spring.
SG controls more than $12 mil-
lion in student money.
SG's top executives are normal-
ly elected during the Spring elec-
tion, but due to an unforeseen res-
ignation by former Student Body
Vice President Lydia Washington,
students elected Arturo Armand
as interim vice president in the Fall
Armand will fill his post as vice
president until the Spring election
determines SG's new executives.
While no students have de-
finitively announced plans to
run in the Spring election, Senate
President Josh Weiss and Student
Body Treasurer Ryan Moseley said
in previous interviews that they'
were each considering running for
Student Body president.
Senate President Josh Weiss
said possible candidates for the
are still deciding
what role they'll
it's behind the
scenes, up front
or not at all.
Weiss "Right now,
are just forming their visions of
what is right and appropriate to
do," Weiss said.
He said names for the Spring's
political parties have not been
decided, but he said looking at the
past may help.
"The best indication for party
names is looking back at past
campaigns and getting inspiration
for names forthe Spring," he said.
"There have not been any concrete
decisions for names yet."
The Spring election will be held
Feb. 27 and 28. If necessary, a run-
off election will be held March 6
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O'Dome crowd rings in victory on the home front
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Contributing Writer
To the tune of Queen's "We
Are the Champions," the crowd
of 10,200 gathered at the Stephen
C. O'Connell Center on Monday
poured into the night, rabid with
the thrill of victory.
In the hours leading up to the
celebration, the crowd's excite-
ment maintained a steady burn.
Before the game began, the
sea of fans wearing orange and
blue T-shirts was deafening as
they saw images of the Gators
football team flash on the four
Fans were jumping up and
down in their seats, shouting
loudly and embracing each
The night began with free T
shirts, fans dancing in the middle
of the arena and even a slow-mo-
The entire crowd rose to its
feet at 7:33 p.m., when quar-
terback Chris Leak and safety
Reggie Nelson appeared on the
Sean Leonard, a UF freshman
in attendance at the O'Connell
Center, couldn't keep a pre-game
premonition to himself.
"We're going to win," he said
"It would make my first year
For Leonard, along with many
other Gators fans, the O'Connell
Center was his first choice to
watch the game.
"This is as good as it gets," he
said. "Here in Gainesville with
all of my friends. ... What else
could you want?"
Even Carlos Carballosa, a
University of Miami student, was
cheering for the Gators.
"I've given up on the rest of
Florida," he said. "This is my last
chance, and we're going to win.
"I have no doubt about it."
Moments later, a back-and-
forth of "Orange" and "Blue"
was exchanged between sides of
At 8:25 p.m. the game began
and the fight song blared, bring-
ing the noise level to the loudest
it had been all night.
Ohio State took. the field, and
the Gator chomp began within
the arena. -
Cheers of "gator bait" and fer-
vent anti-Ohio boos
S filled the stands.
CampuS An announcer
asked the crowd to
scream loud enough
to be heard in Glendale, Ariz.
Nearly all fans in the Rowdy
Reptiles student section did not
sit down until halftime.
OSU receiver and kick re-
turner Ted Ginn, Jr., returned the
opening kick for a touchdown,
and the stunned crowd cringed
and sneered as replays played
across the screens.
Hundreds of boo's and "Ohio
State sucks" could be heard for
as long as OSU celebrated its
However, as the Gators began
their domination during their
next possession, so did the fans.
The vibrations of their stops,
claps and cheers could be heard
in the media room located in the
And they soon joined other
fans in the streets, marching
down University Avenue.
Luanne Dietz/ Alligator Staff
Nelson: Smile will never leave his face, even in sleep
ATMOSPHERE, from page 11
before every game those steel links with
the names of all the players. A team united
and it showed on Monday night.
"This is why you get up every morning
and go to work to win championships
and here we are," Foley said. "What a
night for the University of Florida and
what a night for these players."
I In capturing the national title, the
Gators became the first school in Division
I history to hold both the football and
basketball championships simultaneously.
Just another trophy on the mantle.
"This is history," Foley said. "We like to
make history around here."
You almost forgot the Gators actually
Buckeyes receiver Ted Ginn Jr. took the
opening kickoff 93 yards and you could
almost here the, 'Here we go," whispers
from Florida's sidelines.
Yet the overriding factor here was re-
spect, or lack thereof. The Buckeyes were
No. 1 all season and were favored by a
touchdown heading into the game.
Tressel's mystique was supposedly too
overwhelming and Coach Urban Meyer
was allegedly too young to dethrone the
Yet there was Tressel in the first half
challenging his own legacy with a fourth-
and-1 attempt that ultimately backfired.
"You start messing with people's pride
and I have been watching it for 30 days,"
Meyer said. "I agree that Ohio State is a
tremendous team. But I also have to take
care of my football team. You start rubbing
that (disrespect talk) for a day or two and
we will get over it. You do it for 30 days
and you have a bunch of tigers. I really
enjoyed coaching this team and it wasn't
hard for the last 30 days. Motivation was
Florida free safety Reggie Nelson used
a different kind of fire to fuel his play.
Nelson lost mother, Mary Lakes, on Dec.
21 and did not speak with the media until
"It's been the toughest thing I've ever
been through," Nelson said. "I wouldn't
want to wish what I went through upon
"We kept telling ourselves that
they wouldn't know what we were
about. They were looking way too
relaxed and lackadaisical out
But championships work wonders
upon the darkest of miseries. The winning
aura hypnotized a grinning Nelson like a.
massive magic wand.
"You're probably not going to remove
this smile off my face, even during my
sleep," Nelson said.
A sense of fulfillment permeated the
field for a team not supposed to make it to
the pinnacle of college football so soon.
"This is what all those hard offseason
practices are about," Caldwell said.
The burning question after it ended:
Was Ohio State overconfident? Was Ohio
State even prepared?
"We kept telling ourselves that they
wouldn't know what we were about,"
receiver Percy Harvin said. "They were
looking way too relaxed and lackadaisical
Countered Tressel: "Now is that be-
cause we weren't as hungry? I don't know
for sure if that's the case."
No matter, Meyer has suddenly joined
the ranks of college football's most hal-
lowed. Up on the podium addressing UF's
fans, he wore a leather jacket lending him
a young, hip look that seemed much too
appropriate for the moment.
"I can't describe this feeling to you,"
Foley said. "Ever since this game ended
I keep asking myself, 'Are you kidding
After the game, Meyer shared an em-
brace with former Notre Dame coach Bob
Davie. Meyer then trotted off the field and
into a press conference. There he joined his
son, Nate, at the podium with Leak.
"What does this mean for me person-
ally? Of course, I love it," Meyer said.
And for the players?
"Nobody can take this from us,"
UF students (above)
cheer in the Stephen
C. O'Connell Center as
they watch the Gators
defeat the Ohio State
Buckeyes in the BCS
ship game UF juniors
Moira Fisch, Jennifer
Salah and Tara Ab-
boud (right) wave to
friends from the top
level at the Stephen
C. O'Connell Center
during the third quar-
ter of the BCS Na-
game against Ohio
State. The Gators won
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for faculty, staff and students
of the University of Florida
January 9, 2007
UF grabs headlines
before holiday break
dents, faculty and
staff I hope you
had a wonderful
holiday, and that
you return to
and excited about
the new year.
Mlany of) ou J. Bernard Machen
were awvay in the
final week before
the break. In case you missed it. I \ant
to bring to vour arrention some re-
markable press coverage the University
of Florida received that week.
On Dec. 20. The New York Times
ran a front page story headlined
"Public universities chase excellence.
at a price." The story discussed many
public universities' efforts to rise in the
rankings while remaining affordable
and accessible and it used the Uni-
versiry of Florida as its centerpiece.
One paragraph in the article said,
"At some of the best public universi-
ties, selectivity is up: at the University
of Florida, the average student high
school grade point average now exceeds
4.0, a feat achievable only with high
grades in honors or Advanced Place-
ment classes. And student interest in
these institutions is soaring."
On the same day, The Washring-
ton Post ran a story on its front
page about new findings on mental
exercise and aging, findings that were.
in part, the work of a Univerirv of
Florida researcher. UF's Michael Mar-
siske. a clinical and health psychologist.
and colleagues at other universities
concluded that mental exercise staved
off mental decline in middle-aged and
elderly people, the Post reported.
Here at UF, we sometimes take our
progress as one of the nation's best
research universities for granted. But in
the outside world, our story is steadily
becoming better known. That's what
makes these articles in prominent
venues so exciting.
With your hard work, support and
enthusiasm, I know we will.continue
to make major strides this spring.
J. Bernard Machen
Awareness key to bicycle-pedestrian safety
With more than 50,000 faculty, staff
and students at the University of Florida
shari-g campus sidewalks and roadways
with the more than 30,000 bicycles
registered at the UF Police Department,
pedestrian-bicycle run-ins are bound to
happen on occasion.
UPD's Lt. Robert Wagner says most pe-
destrian-bicyclist collisions can be avoided
if all parties would be more aware of their
Students often talk on cell phones while
they walk or eat their lunches as they ride
their bikes. These activities may be an
efficient use of time, but they are far from
"The easiest way to avoid a bike ac-
cident is to give a warning when you are
coming up behind a pedestrian," Wagner
said. "I can count on one hand the number
of bike bells I have ever seen. The easi-
est thing to do is to give a verbal warning
The tunnel under Southwest 13th Street on the University of Florida campus provides
designated bike lanes on either side of the path and a pedestrian lane in the center.
when you are coming up behind a pedes-
trian. It is also something that is required
Bicycle-pedestrian traffic rules to live by
According to the Department of Safety and Motor Vehicles Web site, Florida
has ranked in the top five stares for bicycle-related fatalities and injuries in the past
f five years. The following information from the University ol'Florida Police Depart-
ment bicycle course oudine is valuable to both pedestrians and bicyclists:
* A bicycle is defined as any vehicle operated solely by human power or an electric
Traffic lanes and bicycle lanes travel in the same direction as motor vehicles.
Bicycle paths and sidewalks may travel in either direction.
Bicyclists should yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, sidewalks or in roadways.
Bicyclists must give warnings w hen passing pedestrians. Warnings may be verbal.
All bicycles must have a v.hite front lamp that is visible from 500 feet and a rear
red lamp visible from 600 feet.
If riding on a one-way road % ith two or more lanes, a bicyclist may ride as close
to the left-hand curb or edge of road ay as pr ctic l.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, wearing a helmet
reduces the chance of head injury by 85 percent. In 2005, 86 percent of all
bicyclists who v. ere killed in bicycle accidents were not wearing a helmet.
Compiled by Cory Frederick
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7:30 a.m., Community Campus Council Break-
fast, Reitz Student Union, Arredondo Room
8:30 a.m., Department of Statistics winter
workshop. "Environmental and Environmental
Health Statistics," Reitz Student Union
4 p.m., Interpreti Veneziani, University Audi-
"Ten Plus Ten: Revisiting Pattern & Decoration
(P&DI." sampling of works by-10 prominent
artists, through Jan. 12, University Gallery
Pedestrians often don't see a bicycle
approaching from behind, Wagner said. He
encourages bicyclists to plan ahead, just in
case someone walks in front of them.
Additionally, Wagner advises pedestrians
and bicyclists to stay in their designated
lanes. The bike lanes are for bicycles, not
for foot traffic. Likewise, cyclists should try
to skirt areas of heavy pedestrian conges-
tion, such as the Hub and the Turlington
Plaza area, as much as possible.
UPD offers a safety class for bicyclists
who have received citations. The class is
held weekly at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and
at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. Wagner said the
90-minute class is a great way to become
familiar with bicycle laws, safety tips, safety
equipment and theft protection, as well as
learn how to be a defensive bike rider.
Pedestrians also share responsibilities
with bicyclists for keeping sidewalks and
roadways safe. To learn more about bicycle
laws and other safety tips, visit the UPD
Web site at www.police.ufl.edu/.
By Cory Frederick
Paris," selection of
photos by UF Honors .-
Jan. 12, Focus Gal-
"Visual Communication with the Gods: Hindu
Art in Context," an exhibition curated by Jer-
emy Underwood for his museum studies thesis
project, through Jan. 12, Grinter Gallery
Harn Museum of Art
"Spinach Green and Mutton-fat White:
Chinese Jades of the Qing Dynasty" through
TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 13
topic of faculty meeting
The second session in the faculty devel-
opment conversation on shared governance
is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 11 at
Emerson Alumni Hall. The daylong work-
shop and discussion will feature Bernice
Durand, vice provost for diversity and cli-
mate at the University of Wisconsin-Madi-
son, and Frank Cerra, senior vice president,
health science center at the University of
Minnesota. Contact Debra Walker King at
email@example.com or 392-6004 for more
information and registration details.
Business professor tackles
global warming on TV special
Professor Joel Cohen, distinguished
service professor of marketing at the War-
rington College of Business, will appear
on a special Weather Channel program
devoted to global climate change at 5 p.m.,
Sunday, Jan. 14.
Cohen's interview emphasizes the paral-
lel between global warming and tobacco,
in both public attitudes over time, and
industry behavior for companies that could
suffer negative economic consequences, as
well as how to better communicate action-
oriented climate change/global warming
messages to the general public.
Cohen's research focuses on consumer
behavior with an emphasis on the psychol-
"Contemporary Complexities: Photography
Gifts from Martin Z. Margulies" through Feb. 25
"International Contemporary Art from the Ham
Museum Collection" through July 22
7:30 pnm., Bulgarian State
Opera's "The Marriage of
7:30 p.m., State Ballet Theatre "
of Russia's "One Thousand and One Nights"
ogy of attitude formation and change and
the role played by mood and emotions.
Black student group
hosts award-winning writer
The Black Graduate Student Organiza-
tion will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Awards Celebration at 6 p.m., Sat-
urday, Jan. 13, in the Grand Ballroom of
the Reitz Student Union. Award-winning
poet and author Amiri Baraka is the special
guest at the event, which includes a dinner
banquet and performances.
honored for excellence
University of Florida
College of Nursing
leader Ann Horgas has
received the Rose and
George Doval Award for
Excellence in Nursing
dean for research, was
recognized by New York
University College of Ann Horgas
Nursing for her progres-
sive efforts in nursing education. Horgas,
who has been at UF since 2000, is one of
the country's leading nurse researchers on
pain and aging. She is currently conduct-
ing a National Institutes of Health-funded
pany in William
6 p.m., BBC National Or-
chestra of Wales with Joan
7:30 p.m., The Royal Ballet
PAWS program offers veterinary care, support to seriously ill pet owners
Many people who suffer from debili- self, after rent, utilities and insurance."
stating illnesses such as cancer and AIDS PAWS works with representatives of com-
struggle emotionally, physically and finan- munity organizations that serve individuals
cially to care for themselves, let alone their with special health needs to identify potential
four-legged family members, clients. Participants must certify that they
Enter the Pets Are Wonderful Sup- have a terminal or debilitating illness, and
port group, or PAWS, at the University of that they meet low-income criteria.
Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. "The program was patterned after one '
"We generally have 20 to 30 clients, and in California that was set up specifically
each of them can have a limit of three pets to help AIDS patients at a time when they f
that we'll treat," said Jenna Ashton, class of were considered pariahs and often had no
2007, who since 2001 has played a key role one for emotional support, except their
in running PAWS and currently serves as pets," said veterinarian Jack Gaskin, who
its vice president of surgery. along with veterinarian Amy Stone, serves I -
Richard Martin, a retired Pacific Bell as PAWS' clinical instructor and adviser. .-
employee whose income is a monthly Veterinarian Natalie Isaza is the group's
disability check, said he first heard about surgery supervisor.
PAWS through the Ryan White program at Gaskin added that PAWS volunteers
the public health department. Martin said are compassionate, community-minded
he has been bringing Rip his 13-year-old and dedicated to the true calling for many '?
Rhodesian ridgeback crossbred dog to veterinarians: the human-animal bond. Sarah Ca
PAWS for routine physical examinations "Our clients are needy and very grateful Hope Jankunas, a University of Florida C(
for five or six years. that these young professionals-to-be take lege of Veterinary Medicine junior, sits wi
"It has really been a blessing for us,". said time from their busy schedules to assist PAWS program client Richard Martin and
Martin, who acquired Rip as a puppy from them and their pets," Gaskin said. "It's very his dog, Rip, outside UF's Veterinary Med
his nephew. "I probably couldn't afford to much a mutually beneficial relationship." cal Center. Martin brought Rip to the cent
have a pet ifI had to pay all the costs my- By Sarah Carey for a rabies shot.
study on methods to assess pain in nursing
home residents with dementia.
Horgas is a fellow of the Gerontological
Society of America and has been awarded
the Nightingale Award for Excellence in
Nursing Research and the Springer Award
in Geriatric/Gerontologic Nursing.
MBA program at UF -
rates high in survey
The University of Florida's Warrington
College of Business MBA program has been
ranked No. 6 for best overall academic expe-
rience in the 2007 Princeton Review survey
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The FotINtlatwOn for The Gatr Natiton
BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND
TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2007
g For Rent
*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
Get your own this fall!
2--r/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
FREE Tanning, WID, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Internet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Just Bring Your Clothes
Preleasing Huge 2&3 Beds
Cable *W/D*Pool*Gym*Pets Ok
All we need is you! 372-8100
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
Furnished Luxury @ Its Finest
PC lab New 24 hr GYM*
Located in the heart of G'ville!
From $499 352-271-3131
Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$439 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
School Is Stressful
We're the Cure
Spots avail Now/Jan/Fall!
2/2*3/3*4/4 Spacious Suites
All Inclusivel All Luxury!
Time to make the move...
...and start living! 373-9009
In Gainesville's Finest 2/2's & 3/3's
Furnished and all utilities
Only $555 Roommate Match
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands
As low as $375 monthly
Incl all utilities Phone 336-9836
Luxury Roommate Match!
2/2 and 3/3's!
All inclusive w/Cable!
Leasing Now! 335-4455
*LA MANCHA APTS*
Walk to campus 4BR/1.5BA. Individual leas-
es, utils included. $350/mo. Call 278-9347
1-2 Rooms in elegant home, walk to UF A/C,
W/D, parking, full use of house, housemates
included. $400/rm + utilities. Msg 371-1456
or firstname.lastname@example.org 1-12-14-1
**WALK to UF/SHANDS***
2BR each w/own bath, ceramic tile, W/D
in apt, nice pool view, 975 sf. 1/2 mi to UF.
SHORT TERM LEASE AVAIL. Lease to
own avail. Discounts avail. 352-804-1030
l For Rent
DUPLEX- 1BR/1BA, Kitchen. Utils included.
Dish-TV, covered patio. $475/Mo $100 sec
dep. Located at Tower & Archer Rd. Call
ROOM FOR RENT
Quiet location, near UF, shops & bus. Private
entrance & bath. $350/mo. Deposit required.
Call 262-0642 1-16-5-1
2BRs for rent in a new fully furnished
4BR/2BA house. $350/mo + utils. Available
immediately. 0.5 miles from SFCC. WID,
room fully furnished if needed. Call 352-
283-9905 or 678-656-7024 1-16-5-1
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA at Campus View
Condominiums. Great Location! Walk to
campus. Located on corner of Archer &
13th. Fully furnished, just bring your bed.
Only $550/mo. Call John at 561-302-6706
Room for rent $450/mo utilities included
OBO. Private bath & closet. Furnished.
Access to routes 9, 35 & 36. Gated condo.
Contact Nicholas at 305-458-9021 1-16-5-1
BU For Rent
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
Across from UF!
Studios and 1BRs
Open Weekends 371-7777
$99 1st month's rent
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $554
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come Seel 372-7111*
1 & 2 BRs HUGE Floorplans!
Water/Sewer included! Pets OK
Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 4-25-72-2
New Year, New Place Downtown!
Spacious Two Bedroom Townhouse
Alarm*Washer & Dryer*Pets OK
Nightlife Restaurants Shopping
Limited Availability! 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF Price
range $505 to $605. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-25-72-2
MOVE IN JANUARY!
Affordabel & Quality Too!
Great Rates! Pets OK!
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 4-25-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-25-72-2
1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
FREE UF PARKING
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
WE LOVE PETS!
U For Rent
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-25-72-2
*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
1 BR/ BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL 377-2777
BEAUTIFUL AND NEW
Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 4-25-72-2 .
Luxury Across from UF
Reserving for Fall
2/2 W/D, Alarm
D/W, Pets Ok
Open Weekends 371-7777
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 1, 2, and 3s!
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 335-4455
*NOW LEASING FOR FALL*
1BR $629, 2BR $729, 3BR $909
Great location*Spacious*lncludes some utils
Alarms*Park FREE @ UF*Pets welcome
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Avail Summer/Fall'07
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Private Dog Park*All the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
***THE PERFECT MATCH***
2 & 3 bedrooms Available Now.
HUGE! 1.3 miles to UF!
ALL pets welcome!
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long*372-0400
F or Rent
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major' RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
Affordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments-
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, ball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from-only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
SAVE $$, GET MORE!
HUGE 1,2, and 3BRs
Near Butler Plaza*Gym*Pool*Alarms
Pet Friendly*Park FREE @ UF
Call Today! 373-1111
FORGETYOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
ROOM TO GROW!
HUGE 1 and 2 bedrooms
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Jan!*
Ind. Lease All Inclusive
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2!
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
1, 2 & 3BRs starting @ $495, $595, & $750
Spacious, separate dining room, patios,
large laundry rooms, cent H/AC, Italian tile,
verticles, DW, W/D hk-ups. Must see. Call
2160 sq ft. 4/3 NW home, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard w/deck on 1/2 acre. Wood
& tile firs. Landscaped yd. min from cam-
pus. $1750/mo + sec dep 352-374-3890
1st MONTH FREE
1BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2
3BRs in 3BR/2.5BA condo w/screened bal-
conies. Females only. Between UF & SFCC
w/bus route. Close to Mall & NFRMC. New
appliances. On-site W/D, pool, gym, tennis &
other amen. $275 to $350 ea 352-514-3425
S For Rent
U 1 unfurnished
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
SW 20th AVE CONDO
2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D. $850/mo.
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
**WALK TO UF**
Huge 2BR/1BA apt. $600/mo
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big BR,
ample parking, first floor, no pets & smokers.
$715/mo 352-362-6410 1-12-10-2
WALK TO UF! 1st month freely
3BR 1BA house, wood floors,
Carport, W/D hookups, $995/rent,
126 NW 10th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
1ST MONTH FREE -WALK TO UF
Brand new 3BR 3BA, W/D, alarm system,
$1200/Rent, 801 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Close to Campus 1BR New
Appliances. W/D. $580/mo.
One Bedroom/Bath Available @ $325/mo.
4 Bedroom house off NW 23rd Avenue.
Occupied by male students.
Call Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578
WALK TO CAMPUS from 1014 SW 1st Ave.
2/2 with W/D @ $825/MO.
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 1-22-10-2
Fernwood apartments SW 20th Avenue
1/1 @ $460/mo. On bus route
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 1-22-10-2
The apt is $375 a month and it has 1BR and
Bath, also has the kitchen and a porch. 352-
378-1387 or 352-727-8550 1-22-10-2
**CUTE COTTAGE CLOSE TO UF**
2BR/1BA, quiet, secluded, upscale 900
sq ft 0 W/D, covered patio 0 $700/mo 0 No
pets 0 1607 1/2 NW 12th Rd 0 Available Jan
'07 Phone 352-466-4171 1-22-10-2
1BR/1BA avail Jan 1st, carpet, CHA, screen
porch, on site pool, fitness clubhouse, laun-
dry, close to UF, shopping, entertainment,
on bus route, pets ok, utilities incl. $775/MO
email@example.com 904-814-6976 1-
Casablanca East 2BR/1.5BA. Partially fur-
nished. Updated, tile floors, W/D. Utilities
negotiable. $750/month up to 6 month lease.
Photos, Virtual Tours, Specials
*5BR HOUSE & 1BR LOFTS*
Live w/friends or in a Private LOFT
GREAT Price! Avail. Aug. Next to UF
www.LiveNearCampus.com ** 376-6223
S TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2007 1 ALLIGATOR, 15
3BR/2BA Triplex--1 block from campus.
security deposit already paid.
Major reduction in rent to lease upl
Looking Glass Apartments
111 NW 16th St. Office
*Kick the Roommate Habit!*
1BR/1BA only 3 Blks to UF 575 sq ft.
Gatornest Apts; 300 NW 18th Street $495.
No Application Fee! Call 352-371-3636
Large 1BR, hardwood floors, ceiling fans. 1
mile from campus, close to shopping, water
& sewer paid. $420/mo. Call 373-5295. 1-
COMPLETELY REFURBISHED 2BR/1BA
condo, Quiet, 1 blk to ShandsNA, bus line,
$750. Everything new: carpets, blinds, tile,
cabinet, paint, doors. Safe area. 1st fir, CH/
A, spacious, some utils paid. 352-376-0080.
GREAT NW HOUSE! 3BR 1BA, large
Screen porch, W/D hkups, gazebo, $850/
rent. Avail 2/1, 1110 NW 55th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN 3BR 1.5 BA
House, living & family rooms, WD hookups,
$850/rent, avail 3/1, 2102 NE 8th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CLOSE IN LOTS OF GREEN SPACE
2BR home. $650/mo. Call 352-378-9220 or
1BR/1BA, fireplace, tile floor, laundry, quiet,
near campus. $575/mo. 6 mo. 352-505-
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $475/
room + sec dep, call Anna 407-448-0573
2 miles SW of Vet School & Shands at 3320
SW 23rd St. 1BR apt w/private courtyard
w/large oaks, quiet prof complex. Pets ar-
ranged. Rent starting at $435/mo. Call 352-
377-2150 Iv mssg. 1-19-8-2
$380 only per mo. Private BRs & BA. Very
well maintained unit. Laundry room facili-
ties, full kitchen, includes all utilities & DSL.
10 min from UF. 954-854-9445. Email:
One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it all. All util pd. $360/mo unfurnished.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 1-23-10-2
Hawthorne Reserve off University Ave.
New 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Condos, com-
pletely Refurbished in Quiet Wooded Setting.
Pool, Clubhouse and Cardio Center onsite.
W/D in each unit, Short Term OK. Close
to Mall and Royal Park. $750-$1200. Call
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 1-31-16-2
FURNISHED room @ LaMancha. $325/mo
incl utilities/internet/cable. Close to UF. From
Jan to July 07. Female only. Call Yajing 352-
The Crossing at Santa Fe. Right across from
SFCC. Fully furnished. All Utilities included.
Jan-July. $439/mo. Cut down to $400/mo.
Fees on me. Bus routes to UF Call at 672-
1209 or firstname.lastname@example.org 1-12-6-3
1 BR/BA in 4BR/BA condo.
Prefer upperclassemen/grad student. 2
girls/1 guy. $425/mo. All uitls, cable and in-
ternet incl. Call Josh 352-494-2394 Available
January 1, 2007. 1-11-5-3
1/1 in 3/3 apt in Cobblestone. $575 includes
cable, int, & util, W/D; partially furnished; free
amenities; must be female; avail Jan; call
OXFORD MANOR 1/1 sublease in 3/3 town-
house. Includes utilities, cable, W/D. V-ball
crt in backyard. $390 neg. 407-719-4159.
Email: Etbitmydog@aol.com 1-29-15-3
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA Hidden Lakes Apts.
$480/mo incl everything. W/D in unit. Porch,
pool, gym. Pets welcome. Call Ning 352-870-
JAN RENT FREE.
Huge 1BR apt available now thru Aug 7, '07.
Close to Shands, VA & Vet School. $585/mo.
Call 352-514-0962 1-12-5-3
LEXINGTON CROSSING $540/MO
3700 SW 27 STREET
AVAIL JAN 07 MAY 07
1 B/B IN A 4BED/4BATH, FEMALES
CALL 954-762-3048 / 954-567-2701 1-12-
1BR shared BA, Spring sublease. January
FREE. Campus Club. $425/mo. Contact Jay
at 352-870-3234 1-12-5-3
Sublease 1BR/pvt BA in 4BR/3BA. $420/mo.
Fully furn. All utils incl. Male only. Campus
Club. Call 352-262-1574 1-12-5-3
SF Crossings 1BR in 4BR apt. Private BA.
Immediate occupancy. $300 deposit upon
signing plus $439/mo utilities included. Call
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4 -
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED for four
bedroom furnished pool house. $450/mo +
utils. 1 mile from campus on bus.route. Non-
smoker. No Dogs. Avail immediately. Call
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
(1) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $400 954-557-
SHORT TERM OK. Grad or porfessional for
vegetarian household. BR & private BA in
lovely home. Convenient central Gainesville
location. $450 + 1/2 utils. 352-328-7474.
FEMALE WANTED AVAIL NOW 1 BR/1 BA
in 4/4 condo $425 incl utilities, cable,
internet. W/D, pool, bus 20. No pets.
or text mssg. 1-22-10-4
Looking for quiet NS, F, mature student
to share a roomy 2BR/1.25BA in Picadilly
Apts JAN RENT FREE. $330/mo, cable,
internet/TV & elec is $100. Great location
for bus & Butler Plaza. BR unfurn. 283-1985
Responsible female roommate wanted, non-
smoker, 2BR/2.5BA townhouse, incl W/D,
electric, water, cable, hi-speed internet, on
bus route, 2 miles from UF $475/mo. Call
Sublease at Homestead Apts. Move in now!
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA. $375/mo. Lease ends
Aug/07. December rent already paid!!! Call
John at 407-257-2030 1-9-5-4
Need NS roommate to share 2BR/2BA
Campus Edge Condo. Steps to UF New
carpet & paint, full.kitchen, W/D, gym, pool.
$440/Mo +utils, internet, 352-328-5981
2/2 ESTATES pool view & close to bus! 1 fe-
male roommate needed for sublease 12/20/
06 7/31/06. Awesome amenities, util incl,
furn. $500/mo. neg. email@example.com
or 407-697-8098 1-12-6-4
*I Roommates J ( Real Estate .] 1 Furnishings
UF Student roommate needed to share
2BR/2BA apt 1.5 mile to campus. Steps to
bus/pool/gym/comp lab $495 Cam/352-381-
7362, 770-429-3999 windsorparkatuf.com
Female roommate needed. Excellent loca-
tion off NW 62nd behind Oaks Mall. Bus stop.
Respectful, quiet & clean. $550/mo utilities &
DSL included. Availalbe immediately. Call-
Annisa 904-386-3253 or Zena 904-535-1400
1/1 avail, in 3/3. $475/mo + share of utils.
New carpet, paint, tile. Call Jeff @ 352-538-
MALE GRAD STUDENT PREFERRED
for 1BR w/private BA in 4BR/4BA condo.
W/D room, full kitchen, walk-in closet, 2nd
floor w/balcony. Close to UF on 2 bus routes,
nice pool & plenty of open parking. Available
Jan-July 31. $335. John @ 786-436-1657
Female roommate wanted. Close to UF,
furnished, 3BR/3BA, W/D in unit and util
included in rent. $489/mo. Month-to-month
available. Call Jen at 904-472-8149 or
Clean roommate needed. Nice house, quiet
neighborhood. Recently remodeled. $375 +
1/4 utils. Incl cable/internet. Fully furn, W/D,
scrned porch, fenced yard, share bathroom.
NS, no pets. M/F student only. 386-212-1578
MOVE IN NOW!!! Female roommate for fur-
nished 4BR/4BA. $499/mo all included. Call
Jessica 305-510-1474 1-22-10-4
LIVE AT COUNTRYSIDE
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt only $410/mo incl
utils, cable, & internet. Furnished. Flexible
time period. 352-870-8459 1-22-10-4
Need roommate to share 2BR/1BA condo
with male grad student. Off SW 75th St. 20
min from UF. Cbl/int/yard/deck, dogs ok.
$250/mo + 1/2 util/cbl. 309-868-2234 1-
Roommate wanted for 4BR/3BA house off
NW 16th Ave between SFCC & UF. Cox
cable TV & internet, DW, W/D, new carpet,
& ceiling fans. Over 20 yrs old please. $380/
mo. util incl 352-328-4995 1-12-5-4
LA MANCHA 914 SW 8th Ave.
Free cable, electric, dsl, $475/mo. Call 352-
Female roommate wanted, single clean non-
smoking to share 3BR/2BA, furnished condo,
w/pool, tennis, sauna, fitness, on bus route.
Only 1.8 mi from UF $540 includes all util &
wireless internet 386-383-7258 1-12-5-4
Newly renovated Miami style home 3/2 look-
ing for a roommate 1.3 miles to UF. NW area.
Call Jona @ 352-682-1902 1-19-9-4
1BR/1BA in Rockwood Villa available now.
$325/mo + 1/3 utils. W/D. NS, singles, no
children, no pets. Call 352-682-6402 1-
Roommate wanted for 3/2.5 condo master
BR. NW 39th Ave & 42nd St. Pool, tennis, dsl.
$500/mo utils incl. No pets. Call 363-0143 or
363-0144 or email" firstname.lastname@example.org
$260/mo Male non-smoker, private home.
Bus rte 75 off Archer Rd & 1-75 1/2 utilities &
security. Call 375-6393 1-11-3-4
1BR/1BA available in 2BR/2BA $375/mo
Utilities, HS internet & cable FREE
At Sparrow off Tower Road.
2BR available in 3BR house. Large furn liv-
ing area 9 blks to UF Large yard. $500/mo.
High speed internet/cable. Call 514-7834 or
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
NEWLY RENOVATED 1 & 2 BR units start-
ing at $99,900 (as is at $86,900). Steps
from Shands, VA, Dental & more. $3,000
Closing Cost Credit w/Preferred Lenders.
Contact Tom Bellucci 352-538-6498 or Steve
Clark 352-328-831 at Coldwell Banker M.M.
Parrish Realtors 352-372-5375 for more in-
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 1-31-112-5
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II -Walkto UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
Luxury 2BR/2.5BA townhome. Close to
UF. Ready NOW. Motivated Seller. Call
Matt Price, Campus Realty. 352-281-3551
1BR/1BA condo, 2 miles from UF in very
quiet attractive NW area. New floors, utility
room with W/D. $79,000. Call 386-462-3066
LAKE SANTA FE 3BR/2BA lake view home
1500 sq ft. Home has wide view of 5820 acre
spring fed lake. 17 miles to campus. Drive to
& from UF with sun to your back. Excellent
lake for all water activities. $369,000 or best
offer. 352-468-1507 1-12-5-5
For sale, equipped tissue culture lab,
house/office, packing/hsipping on 1.8
acres. Low taxes, mild winters, good water.
2/2 + garage in Palm Grove on NW 39th Ave.
Open floor plan, abundant storage, commu-
nity pool. $184,900. Contact 352-256-7906
for a showing. Realtors welcome. 1-12-5-5
LOFTS OASIS NY Style luxury loft. Newly
built concrete construction 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Soaring windows & high ceilings. Near UF,
on bus rt. Best price on the market. $230k.
Ricardo Kokkas, Realtor 352-318-3384
Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's
lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND.
BED QUEEN -$100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC 4
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6
*BEDS ALL BRAND NEW*
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 4-25-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189.352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-25-72-6 -
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MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 OSingle sets$39 OKing
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
_Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING
your gently used items to
ALACHUA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
We will accept anything that is
in re-sell condition.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Free pick-up service.
Call: Rhonda 378-4663
Cherry finished credenza with hutch, file
cabinet & accompanying large desk in good
condition for sale. $300 OBO. Call 332-5602
GE WASHER & DRYER
Good condition, $250 for set, no delivery.
LIFECYCLE STATIONARY BICYCLE
$75, no delivery.
Call 850-454-4229 1-12-4-6
U 1 Computers
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
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352.219.2980 ,.t-t," ,
- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Put your class notes on your iPod!
Try Top X Notes iPod today!
Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References.
Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151 4-25-
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town"
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
Golf clubs complete set of matching irons
and metal wood. Gatorbag, covers and pull
cart. Extras. Very good cond. $125. Details
Ron 352-332-5757 1-10-3-10
Compare prices and save!
New and used textbooks!
60 sec from UF. taking new applications.
Spring semester $280 (4 mos) 538-2454
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. .All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufi.edulam/surplus/online/
RPIVIM MIVOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scboters start-
ing at $1199.1 yr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 4-25-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
150 CC SCOOTER
Sporty Red, Black, & White. Brand new.
Never used. 2006 4 cycle. Disc Brakes. 65
mph. Starting @ $1400. Call 239-297-8996.
0000**** CASH PAID ********
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older* Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
SCOOTER 50ccVIAGGIO 2005
2 cycle, oil injected, lots of storage, disc
brakes, mag wheels, 2 passenger. Like new
cond, runs perfect. Goes 35 mph. PARK
ANYWHERE. ONLY $895. 352-262-4673
KAWASAKI VULCAN 750
Low mid-size cruiser, 1994. V-twin, liquid
cooled, shaft drive. Great condition, looks &
runs great. Very dependable & economical.
$1895. Call 352-262-4673 1-12-5-11
04 KAWASAKI ZX636 NINJA
3000 miles. Great condition $550/OBO. Call
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CARS
*Running or notlO
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
SELL BUYTEXTBOOKS ONLINE $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
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SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
90 Honda Accord $1999 352-338-1999
92 Cadillac $299
92 Honda Accord $1999
95 Dodge Neon $2999
93 Lincoln Continental $2999 4-25-72-12
93 Mercedes 300e $2999 352-338-1999
95 Dodge Intrepid $1999
95 Nissan Pathfinder $2999
90 Honda Accord $1999
98 Kia Sephia $1999 4-25-72-12
87 Volvo $2999 352-338-1999
94 Chevy Blazer-$1999
93 Plymouth Voyager $1999
97 Geo Metro $1299
96 Chevy Cavalier $2499 4-25-72-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*00 FREE S FREE 0 FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Looking for a newer car or truck? Call me,
Larry Brasington, 352-514-1876. I will help
you. Vehicles starting from $8995. Call me,
Larry Brasington, 352-514-1876. 1-11-20-
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory 5-15-84-12
1997 NISSAN ALTIMA SE
sedan, A/C, 5 speed, black w/gray cloth,
aluminum wheels, power everything,
107k, clean, $3,300 OBO 352-514-1800
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys Jeeps andmore!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
2000 ACURA INTEGRA
60k mile service done. $9500. Call 352-262-
1995 LEXUS ES 300 Sedan
4-door, 6 cy, 188k, auto, A/C, trans, cruise,
sunroof, leather, 4 new tires, alloy wheel,
CD, tinted glass, Call 331-3538. $4500. 1-
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 1-19-50-13
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, lia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Ca'l Jim 376-8090 or 222-
HOPE HOrses helping PEople seeks vol-
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therapy program and/o" provided horse
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EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE
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around your class schedule. Please bring
resume to: 2020 NW 6th St. 1-31-17-14
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friendly, and reliable team members for
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P/T & F/T. Apply in person at 3117 SW 34th
St. #1. University Towne Center (next to
Carrabbas). No calls please. 1-12-5-14
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
392-2908 ext. 105
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Now hiring all positions. Apply within 110 SE
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Sll Help Wanted
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER III
to devise and develop software and related
procedures and write, test and implement
computer programs. Require masters in
computer science, computer engineering
or closely related field. Proficiency in XML
(XSLT), PHP, SQL, & JAVA. 40 hours/week.
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WE NEED GOOD HELP!
Call Damieon @ Molly and Friends Cat
Furniture Company 337-1535. Good pay!
Good job for good workers. Light duty manu-
facturing. Some exp helpful. 1-12-6-14
TUTORS NEEDED for lonl tutoring at-
risk elem school students spring term. 1-4
afternoons/wk. $9.50/hr. 15-20 min drive
from campus. Fed Work Study work permit
req'd. Volunteers welcome. 352-384-1155
basic exp needed, benefits available, late
model truck/van & tools req'd 352-505-3984
COLD STONE CREAMERY will soon
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Listings (please include your email address).
Nights and weekends a must. 18+ only. 1-
Farahs on the Ave now hiring
FT/ PT servers exp. a must. Apply 1120
W. University Ave. No calls. M-Fri 2-4pm.
NOW HIRING NOTE TAKERS
The Perfect Work Study Program
Hiring excellent notetakers in UF's 50 most
popular classes. Apply in person. Located
across from The Swamp in the UF Plaza.
Interviews only. Office employees editing
experience a plus. Office help needed. Work
from your location. Need experienced person
to write chapter summaries. Apply in person
Material Handler needed to ship, receive,
and transfer all products related to op-
erations; and assist in inventory and cycle
counting. Applicants must be dependable,
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salary history to human.resources@exac or
fax to (352) 378-2617. For more information
please visit our website at www.exac.com
DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
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Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Technician
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoy working with children. 1-12-
Cook & Cashier, PT & FT. apply in person,
Maul Teriyaki 600 NW 75th Street.
Benefits include FREE meals. 1-26-14-14
Elementary Assistant Teacher needed.
Apply: 8505 NW 39th Avenue. 1-12-5-14
Babysitter needed in SW Gainesyille Home
for 2 year old boy. M-F mornings. Experience
and References required. 495-1375 1-10-
Perfect PT Job. Evening Sales Reps. $7-
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Also seeking experienced B2B salesper-
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welcome to apply. Send resume and GPA
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Plaza off 39th Avenue across from Sonic
Professional needed to provide technical
support for DSP hardware and software
products. Must have excellent written and
verbal communication skills. Metlab, C, or VB
experience is required. Experience in a re-
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degree in Engineering or Biological/Physical
Sciences is preferred. See www.tdt.com for
more info. E-mail resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or
fax to 386-462-5365. 1-12.-5-14
Professional needed to assist customers
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degree in Engineering or Biological/Physical
Sciences is preferred. See www.tdt.com for
more info. E-mail resumes to email@example.com or
fax to 386-462-5365. 1-12-5-14
Sophomore/Junior wanted PT 8-10 hrs/wk
for office work & assistant. Must work sum-
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Start next week. 1 page info to FCA 229
SW 43rd Terr, Gainesville, 32607-2270 1-
Advanced Technologies & Testing Lab
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Despite personnel losses, 'Backs improved
* UF LOOKS TO DISPEL UP-
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
If the Razorbacks' story this
season sounds a little familiar,
Much like UF's loss of its big
three last season, many thought
Arkansas would have a tough
time suitably replacing the loss
of its top trio Ronnie Brewer,
Jonathon Modica and Eric
Ferguson this season after they
applied for the NBA Draft.
But UF forward Joakim Noah
is quick to dispel any semblance
"Nobody's the Gator boys,"
Noah said. "There's only one
Gator boy squad. I don't like
people to compare us because I
like to think we're unique."
The Gator boys will have to
prove that uniqueness when
they take on a much-improved
Arkansas team tonight at 7 in the
O'Connell Center. Last season the
Razorbacks won the lone regular
season matchup 85-81.
"They're a much better team
than they were a year ago," UF
coach Billy Donovan said. "I
think a lot of that's got to do
with their backcourt. You look
at a situation where, before the
season, maybe what was going
to be their question mark, I think
has really turned out to be their
Arkansas junior point guard
Gary Ervin is an experienced
leader, while freshman guard
Patrick Beverley has proved to
be a key addition as he leads the
team in scoring with 14.2 points
The frontcourt is just as estab-
lished with Razorbacks center
Steven Hill, who has helped
Arkansas become No; 1 in the
Southeastern Conference for
blocked shots. The 7-footer aver-
ages 2.9 swats per game.
But No. 2 UF (14-2, 1-0 SEC)
isn't intimidated by Arkansas'
size or strength.
"I think we've done a great job
as far as not getting shots blocked
so far this year," senior forward
Chris Richard said. "If we just
keep on doing what we doing
and just keep on to the rim and
stay aggressive, I don't think that
will really be that big of a deal
However, if the Gators can
manage to get the Razorbacks in
foul trouble by penetrating to the
basket, their free throws may not
bail them out.
In the past two games, UF has
shot 50 percent from the line,
warranting a little extra practice
time at the charity stripe.
"I'm about to eat some pan-
cakes and go shoot some free
throws," Noah said Monday dur-
"I think based on their
performance against Ala-
bama, you have to say they
are without question a top
five-to-eight team in the
UF men's basketball coach
The biggest test for the rivals,
though, will be their rebounding
UF is first in the SEC in re-
bounds allowed, averaging 28.5
per game. Arkansas follows at
No. 2 with 31.1 per game.
"With their size, and their abil-
ity to block shots and their ability
to offensive rebound," Donovan
said, "it is going to be important
that we really do a great job in
our fundamental blocking out
Tim Casey, Alligator Staff
Joakim Noah drives past Ohio State center Greg Oden during the
first half of the Gators' 86-60 win on Dec. 24, 2006 at home.
and rebounding." try."
In any case, UF is not tak-
ing Arkansas lightly after the
Razorbacks upset then-No.8
Alabama on Saturday in an 88-61
"I think based on their per-
formance against Alabama,"
Donovan said, "you have to say
they are without question a top
five-to-eight team in the coun-
By now, the Gators are ac-
customed to their opponents'
increased intensity level, and
tonight's game will be no excep-
* "It's on us to play with more
energy and more passion," Noah
said. "This is our house, and we
don't want anybody coming here
and getting a 'W.'"
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Players headed to the
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UF41 i 1I OHIOSTATE14
14:44 OSU --Ginn Jr., Ted 93-yd kick return
10:31 UF Baker, Dallas 14-yd pass from Leak, C.
(Hetland, C. kick)
5:51 UF-- Harvin, P.4-yd run (Hetland, C. kick)
14:56 UF-Wynn, D. 2-yd run (Hetland, C. kick)
13:52 OSU Pittman, A. 18-yd run (Pettrey, A. kick)
.6:00 UF-- Hetland, C. 42-yd field goal
1:53 UF Hetland, C. 40-yd field goal
0:23 UF Caldwell, A. 1-yd pass from Tebow, T. (Hetland,
10:20 UF-Tebow, T.1-yd run (Hetland, C. kick)
First downs 21 8
Rushing attempts 43 23
Net yards rushing 156 47
Passing yards 214 35
Total offensive yards 370 82
Fumbles: Number-lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties: Number-yards 6-50 5-50
Possession time 40:48 19:12
iak ng the grade
Running backs 8+
Offensive line A
Defensive line A+
Special teams 8
"It's sugar on top of the cake."
UF running back Deshawn Wynn on beat-
ing his home-state team
ScorebyQuarters .1 2 3 4 F
UF 14 20 0 7 41
Ohio State 7 7 0 0 14
Rushing NO Net' TD LG AVG
Wynn, D. 19 69 1 17 3.6
Tebow, T. 10 39 1 10 3.9
Harvin, P 5 22 1 6 4.4
Caldwell, A. 3 13 0 11 4.3
Totals 43 156 3 17 3.6
Passing Att-Comp YDS TD INT
Leak, C. 36-25 213 1 0
Tebow,T. 1-1 1 1 0
Totals 37-26 214 2 0
Receiving NO YDS TD LG
Har;n, P. 9 60 0 17
Cornelius, J. 5 50 0 19
Ingram, C. 4 58 0 20
Baker, D. 4 23 1 14
Latsko, B. 2 17 0 11
Caldwell, A. 2 6 1 5
Totals 26 214 2 20
Field GoalAttempts Quater Distance Result
Hetland, C. 2 42 Good
Hetland, C. 2 40 Good
Rushing NO Net TD LG AVG
Pittman, A. 10 62 1 18 6.2
Wells, C. 2 9 0 7 4.5
Smith, T. 10 -29 0 13 -2.9
Totals 23 47 1 18 2.0
Passing Att-Comp YDS TD INT
Smith, T. -14-4 35 0 1
Totals 14-4 35 0 1
Receiving NO YDS TD LG
Gonzalez, A. 2 11 0 8
Hartline, B. 1 13 0 13
Pittman, A. 1 11 0 11
Totals 4 35 0 13
Field Goal Attempts Quater Distance Result
Buckeyes come out flat
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
GLENDALE, Ariz Whatever hap-
pened to Ohio State dotting the "i" to a
What happened to Heisman Trophy-
winning quarterback and unquestioned
leader Troy Smith's dominance?
Where was stud receiver Ted Ginn Jr.,
who returned the opening kickoff for a
touchdown and then spent the rest of the
game on the sidelines holding crutches
and supporting a cast on his left leg?
And has anyone seen OSU's once-
proud defense? A defense that came into
the game giving up just over 10 points per
game and then proceeded to get shredded
like apiece of steak amid a pack of hungry
"We always talk about (that) you get
as your works deserve," OSU coach Jim
Tressel said. "And we didn't deserve to be
After sitting atop the polls from wire
to wire this season, it is a befuddling con-
clusic: for OSU (12-1) after its 41-14 loss
to UF (13-1). Watching another team cel-
ebrate was not in the game plans. Not after
shellacking Texas and not after defeating
archrival Michigan. Not with a Heisman
Trophy quarterback and a coach with a
reputation for excelling in big games.
But it was one misstep after another for
the Buckeyes in the first half, including a
turnover on downs in their own territory,
despite having two plays to convert on
Then there was the fumble by Smith in-
side his own 10-yard line when UF defen-
sive end Jarvis Moss sacked Smith, knock-
ing the ball loose for Derrick Harvey, who
returned it to the 5-yard line.
"Well, when you look at what trans-
pired in the game, it's not surprising that
the score ended up the way it did. Tre-.el
said. "We gave them every opportu-
nity to make it a 40 whatever-to-whatever
And to make matters worse for OSU,
the Buckeyes couldn't catch a break, as
UF kicker Chris Hetland, who was averag-
ing a 31 percent conversion rate, knocked
in two first-half field goals of 40 or more
The Buckeyes were dominated on both
sides of the ball, and UF made OSU look
SEE OSU, PAGE 23
Andy Aplcella/ Alligator
Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith is swarmed by the Gators' defense Monday as the
Gators defeated the Buckeyes 41-14.
BCS TITLE GAME
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
GLENDALE, Ariz. Heisman Trophy winner, who?
Ohio State receivers, what?
Overrated UF speed, where?
The Gators shocked a dumbfounded Buckeyes team on Monday
night. But while the final score was certainly surprising on some
fronts, the way UF won wasn't.
Defense. Defense. Defense. It has been the
Gators' rallying cry all year.
"Take that Ohio State!" linebacker Brian Crum
said. "They were supposedly one of the most sto-
ried programs in the nation and that's all I had
been hearing about all week. We just came out and
just hit them in the mouth on every play."
UF limited OSU to 82 yards of total offense. The
Moss Gators' defense also set up an easy score before
halftime when defensive end Jarvis Moss stripped quarterback Troy
Smith of the ball. Fellow defensive end Derrick Harvey scooped up
the ball and returned it to the Buckeyes' 5-yard line. The Gators
scored three plays later when backup quarterback Tim Tebow faked
a run to the right, chugged to the left, then looked up to find receiver
Andre Caldwell for a 1-yard pass.
"We were just playing our game, using our speed and our athleti-
cism," Moss said. "We just had to get after him. It was just some-
thing we had been doing all season. To play the way we did tonight
may have come as a surprise to some people, but not to us."
Said UF co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison: "We had a
meeting before the game where I pulled aside the guys and told
them, 'Nobody prepares harder than you guys.'"
During a Sunday interview with ESPN, UF coach Urban-Meyer
was asked how to stop OSU's Heisman Trophy-winning quarter-
"You don't stop him, but you try to contain him," Meyer re-
Go figure. Smith completed a paltry 4-of-14 passes for 35 yards,
no touchdowns and one interception.
"He hadn't seen any pressure like this all year," Crum said. "We
just thought if we got some pressure on them with Moss and Harvey
and Steve (Harris), he can't really get into his reads and find any-
TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, 21
Meyer: Leak among UF's best QBs
GATORS, from page 24
ily you can accomplish anything. Our entire
thing in the off-season was to become a fam-
ily and make it to Arizona."
"I told Chris Leak and Jemalle
Cornelius, we have no choice
now, we have to hang out.togeth-
er for the next 30 years. They're
UF football coach
And once they got here, getting moti-
vated wasn't a difficult thing.
"We had a huge chip on our shoulder.
Nobody gave us a chance at all," Dallas
Baker said. "You could pull up 100 hundred
people, and probably all 100 would have
went with Ohio State. That's the greatest
feeling to prove everybody wrong."
And while the Gators' second national
title ever, and the revival of the program
under Meyer are the stories on this night, it is
also the story of one Chris Leak, who in one
night may have gone from one of the most
scrutinized players in UF's history to one of
its most beloved.
Leak completed 25 of 36 passes for 213
yards and a touchdown, including comple-
tions on each of his first nine attempts.
But while the stats may indicate that Leak
played well but not outstanding, they really
don't tell the entire story.
He stayed composed in the pocket, didn't
force throws, made smart.decisions and was
dearly in command of the Gators offensive
He even ran for a crucial first down in the
Most importantly, he delivered on the
promise he made when he committed to the
Gators way back in 2003:
He delivered a national championship,
and was named the offensive MVP of the
national title game in the process.
"If you work hard and do the right things
and you're a good person, and you get your
schoolwork done and you graduate and do
all the right things, eventually your time's
going to come," Leak said. "This team has
worked hard and done all the right things."
And after all the criticism Leak has had to
endure, those inside the program were more
than happy to finally put it all to bed.
- "He is officially one of the top two
quarterbacks ever to play at the University
of Florida," Meyer said, placing Leak on a
pedestal that only Danny Wuerffel can share.
"We made this comment two years ago,
(winning championships) is the way you're
judged at Florida...there's been two quarter-
backs to win a national championship, and
Chris Leak is one of them."
Paced by a frantic second quarter of ac-
tion, the Gators outgained Ohio State 370
yards to just 82 on the night.
In that quarter, the Gators scored 20
points, stuffed the Buckeyes on a fourth
down play. inside their own 30-yard line
and Jarvis Moss blindsided Heisman Trophy
winner Troy Smith deep in Ohio State terri-
tory, forcing a fumble that was recovered by
Derrick Harvey and returned to the five-yard
Tim Tebow entered the game at quarter-
back, and after being stopped short of the
goal line twice, he faked into the line and
lofted a soft one-yard touchdown pass to
Andre Caldwell to give the Gators a 34-14
lead going into the half. In the middle of all
that, much-maligned kicker Chris Hetland
nailed field goals of 43 and 40 yards.
All of this seemed rather unlikely after
Ohio State's Ted Ginn Jr. returned the open-
ing kickoff 93 yards seemingly untouched,
making him just the third player to return
the opening kickoff for a touchdown in bowl
Rather than panic, however, the Gators
began their systematic destruction of the
Buckeyes defense, although Ohio State
didn't help their own cause much.
Personal foul penalties on the ensuing
kickoff as well as a punt gave the Gators the
ball in Ohio State's territory.-
NICK-EL, from page 24
On Monday, Mullen and Meyer
opened up the cupboard for the first time
Tim Tebow and Chris Leak in the
same backfield? Billy Latsko catching a
pass? Percy Harvin at quarterback with
Leak lined up out wide?
All of these took place on the Gators'
first two drives.
It got to a point that I had no due
what Meyer and Mullen were plan-
ning next, and neither did Ohio State.
Those are not tricks. That's using all the
We should have seen this coming.
With one month between games and
a three-week preparation, Meyer and
Mullen took the time to set up a different
offense specifically for this game.
That's why underdogs have fared so
well in the national championship games
under the Bowl Championship Series
system; they know what they have to fix
during the long layoff. When teams -are
favored by a touchdown or more, there's
little to meddle with, so it becomes pre-
Coach Jim Tressel and Ohio State
thought the usual attack led by Smith
would win again, since it hadn't been de-
feated this season. They thought wrong.
During the week leading up to the
game, snippets slipped out that this
could happen. The night before the
Gators flew in, a hook-and-lateral and
a modified Statue of Liberty, two of the
oldest tricks in the book, won the Fiesta
Bowl for Boise State.
After Meyer stepped off the plane at
Sky Harbor International Airport, he was
asked about the possibility of the Fiesta
Bowl influencing play calling in the
I think so," Meyer said Jan. 2. '1 re-
ally do. You've got to do what you've got
do to win the game."
Throughout the season, we saw
glimpses of Meyer's famed offensive
Against Kentucky, the reverse flip
back to Chris Leak for a touchdown
pass to Jemalle Cornelius. Tim Tebow's
touchdown jump pass to Tate Casey
In the Southeastern Conference
Championship against Arkansas, Casey
was on the receiving end again as Andre
Caldwell threw a modified halfback
Those could all be termed trick plays,
but in the context of a fully functional
offense, they would just be part of the
gameplan. But early on, it appeared Ohio
State had the advantage.
It didn't help that Gators fans were
outnumbered and out-cheered by Ohio
State's scarlet and gray army.
Ohio State's sideline was a sea of red
while UF's looked like a mishmash of
Gators and Buckeyes fans.
The Pride of the Buckeyes, fresh off
winning the battle of the bands Saturday,
blew the Pride of the Sunshine out of the
Ted Ginn Jr. takes back the opening
kickoff for a touchdown, leaving Reggie
Nelson in his wake.
I could sense the Boise State fans
damoring in Idaho.
Sixty minutes later, that noise shut up
So should the noise from the Sunshine
Stop calling for Dan Mullen's firing.
Stop sending death threats to
Stop dissing Chris Leak.
In the program's 100th year, about
a half-hour away from the Fiesta Bowl
debacle of 11 years ago, UF proved all the
doubters wrong, including yours truly,
who picked Ohio State 27-23.
It's time to crown the Gators.
Harvey's breakout sophomore season propels him into school's history books
HARVEY, from page 24
chored by Harvey, constantly
pressured him into errors. Smith
finished 4-14 passing with one
interception, the worst perfor-
mance of his career.
"He was trying to keep a smile,
on his face the whole time but I
knew he was rattled," said junior
defensive end Jarvis Moss. "We
got to him, we got to him a lot
and then I didn't see any more
smiling after that."
It wasn't just Harvey's sacks
or tackles, either.
His constant pressure, forced
double-teams, freeing up team-
mates, and allowed UF defensive
backs to play at the line of scrim-
"Derrick Harvey is the most
underrated player in the nation,"
senior defensive tackle Steven
Harris said. "He came out of
nowhere this year. People need to
recognize what he has done."
Harvey would put the game
out of reach with less than two
minutes left in the first half. After
junior defensive end Jarvis Moss
jarred the ball lose from Smith,
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
Derrick Harvey,recovers a Troy Smith fumble during the second quarter of the BCS National Champion-
ship game Monday.
Harvey recovered, taking the ball would stretch their lead to 34-14. night," senior defensive lineman
9 yards to the OSU 5-yard line. "He showed everybody he's Ray McDonald said.
Three plays later, the Gators the best end in the country to- Upon losing senior defensive
tackle Marcus Thomas to suspen-
sion, the Gators defense needed
someone who could fill the void.
Monday night, that player was
Harvey, a 6-foot-5, 262-pounder
from Greenbelt, Md.
Putting together a season
like Harvey has--11 sacks and
35 tackles-and having perhaps
his best performance on college
football's biggest stage, Harvey
may now face the same decision
Thomas had to make-stay for
his senior season, or opt for the
Having the fourth-highest
single-season sack total in UF
history might be hard to top,
too, and there's no guarantee he
avoids injury next year.
Soaking in the moment, the
NFL.Draft was the last thing on
Harvey's mind. He said after the
, game that he would never think
twice about leaving this season.
"The only thing on my mind
right now is the Gators," he said.
"We're national champs-that's
all that matters."
Not wanting to take credit for
the defensive pressure, Harvey
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Alligator Staff Writer HARVEY, from page
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GLENDALE, Ariz. UF junior defen- I had the stage-the whc
sive end Jarvis Moss recently received 4 watching-but he chose to
paperwork back from the NFL's College to his teammates.
Advisory Committee. He was listed as a 4. "Everybody stepped up
he said. "It took a lot of
potential second-round pick, giving Moss preparation to be able to s
plenty of pros and cons to mull over. as good as Ohio State.
"I've been speaking to all the coaches came out and played as ha
and all my family but it's kind of up in the could, and that is why we a
air," Moss said. "I'm kind of leaning (to- champions."
wards leaving), but then at the same time,
there's a lot left at UF to achieve and ac- "Everybody came o
complish. I'm just going to sit down with played as hard as the
the people that care about me, and I'm just and that is why we arc
going to base my decision on that." al champions.
EMOTIONAL SENIORS BID ADIEU: UF has Derr
21 seniors to Ohio State's 14 playing in Def
their last game, making Monday's night's
national championship game one big fare- An unknown before tl
well party. Harvey surely will be remei
"I think it is scary for two reasons," what he did here.
OSU quarterback Troy Smith said be- As he faded into the lo
fore the game. "One, because you are Harvey-a quiet, soft-spo
not promised tomorrow. Who is to say er-let his play speak volun
what's going to happen after you leave y now, Gators fans
Surely now, Gators fans
here? And two, I love every single one of praise his name for what he
my teammates, and I won't be able to sit a foregone conclusion for a
down in the locker room next to Anthony entered the season with on
Gonzalez again. I won't be able to go on0' le.s and one sack.
the field and crack jokes with Antonio "It just shows with hard
Pittman again. I won't be able to slap fives : thing's possible," Harvey sa
wearing the Ohio State colors with Doug Alligator the best moment of my life.
Datish again. That's kind of scary." UF defensive end Jarvis Moss wraps up Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith during
Monday's BCS National Championship Game. -
Smith accepts blame for lopsided loss, cites poor quarterback execution
top a teanm
urd as they
es for him
ly six tack-
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not only mortal, but average.
By the end of the half, the Buckeyes had already dug
a whole that was too much to crawl out of, especially
against a Gators defense on a mission.
The supposed best player in the nation, Smith, com-
pleted just 4-of-14 passes for a miserable 35 yards, no
touchdowns and an interception. Smith finished the game
with -29 rushing yards and just 6 yards of total offense.
"I'd have to say it is a lack of execution on my part as a
quarterback," Smith said. "Florida did some great things
defensively but nothing that we couldn't have handled.
And I have to take all the blame in the world for that."
For an OSU team who waited nearly two months to
complete a national championship run that was consid-
ered almost a foregone conclusion, Monday's result was
devastating to say the least.
It wasn't long before a partisan Ohio State crowd
seemed to disappear, and UF fans deafeningly declared
UF's dominance. By the end, one had to wonder if it was
the same stadium where the game had begun.
"Does it hurt? Absolutely," Tressel said. "You know
you always want to do your best, most especially when
you know you don't get a chance to go out and play again
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UF claims second title in program's 100th year
U CHAMPIONSHIP RUN COMES IN
COACH URBAN MEYER'S SECOND
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
GLENDALE, Ariz. Consider the Urban
Hired to resurrect a program that had run
astray after the departure of Steve Spurrier, UFI
coach Urban Meyer previously had great success
in the second year of his prior coaching stops at
Bowling Green and at Utah. The same success
was anticipated as he entered the second year of
his UF tenure in 2006.
Not many people expected it to turn out like
And certainly not in this fashion.
By outgunning the team that had spent the en-
tire season at the top of the polls and entering the
game as the prohibitive favorites, the 2006 Gators
etched their names forever in college football
lore, defeating Ohio State 41-14 to win the BCS
National Championship game and capture the
second national title in school history, joining the
1996 squad that shellacked archrival Florida State
52-20 to win their title.
With the win, UF became the first school in
Division 1 history to hold both the football and
basketball national championships at the same
It also signaled a return to the top of the col- r I
lege football world, and the players gave Meyer ft -r iF i
a lot of the credit. -
"He kept telling us that anything is possible," TIm casey Alligator
Dalr. Baker said. "Whenever you're a fam- Chris Leak passed for a total 212 yards in the BCS National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale,
Ariz. between the Gators and Ohio State on Monday.
SEE GATORS, PAGE 21
Offense comes up in big way
H ell froze over, pigs flew and Chris
Hetland made two field goals from at
least 40 yards out.
How did this happen?
Just about everything that could have gone
the Gators' way, did.
For the first time this season, UF's offense
clicked on all cylinders.
In the first half, it looked as if it couldn't be
Heck, the defense didn't look half bad, ei-
Troy Smith can attest to that.
He'll forever have nightmares of Derrick
Harvey and Jarvis Moss.
But it was Chris Leak and Co. who won the
Kudos to offensive
coordinator Dan Mullen,
because it was apparent
the Gators took a differ-
Sent offensive philosophy
into this game.
Nick Zaccardi They let everything
Nick-el Coverage out ofthebag.
email@example.com Every time Urban
Meyer hears the words
"trick plays" referring to
his offense, he gets just a little angry.
Now I know why.
It's not the chicanery that makes the offense
great but the sheer number of plays and play-
makers he can throw out.
SEE NICK-EL, PAGE 21
BCS TITLE GAME
Harvey's 3 sacks carry UF
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
GLENDALE, Ariz. On a glit-
ter-covered field, Derrick Harvey
sprinted amid the madness, search-
ing for teammates and coaches to
share the moment with.
After the chaos settled, Harvey
walked the four steps up the stage
erected on the field. Smiling and
pointing to teammates, he raised
his trophy for the defensive player
of the BCS National Championship
Finishing with 3 sacks, 4 tackles
and a recovered fumble in UF's
41-14 rout of No. 1 Ohio State on
Monday night, Harvey helped se-
cure the school's second football
An unknown before the season,
Harvey said he never envisioned
the moment, even in his wildest
"You just go out, work hard
every day and hope it pays off,"
Harvey said, putting on his white
national championship hat. "All
those two-a-days and workouts
paid off tonight. I never would
have thought .this could happen
OSU Heisman Trophy winning
quarterback Troy Smith was never
able to get in rhythm against the
Gators. UF's defensive line, an-
S SEE HARVEY, PAGE 21
S1-9-02: New Orleans Saints defensive
coordinator Ron Zook is hired to replace
Steve Spurrier as UF's football coach. He
was fired in 2004.
* Men's basketball: UF vs. Arkansas
O'Dome, 7 p.m.
Today's question: What most surprised you
in Monday's title match? Turnovers
Monday's question: What will be the deciding Coachi
factor in the national championship game? Hetland
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