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VOLUME 102 ISSUE 72


SWEETER THAN SUGAR


Harrison uiamond / Alligator btatr
Members of the UF football team celebrate as they view the announcement that they will play ifi the BCS National Championship Game in Miami on Jan. 8 against Oklahoma.
They got the news during a dinner in the Gator Room in the Heavener Football Complex at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Sunday night.


Gators earn spot in BCS Championship Game against Oklahoma


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org '

Georgia may be The Peach State,
but there were more than a few
oranges circling the Georgia Dome


field after UF defeated Alabama on
Saturday evening.
Still, the sweetness of those
oranges couldn't compare to the
sweetness of the news UF got
Sunday night
For the second time in three


years, the Gators will be playing in
the BCS National Championship
Game.
UF, No. 2 in the only BCS stand-
ings that matter, will head 300 miles
south to take on No. 1 Oklahoma at
Dolphin Stadium in Miami on Jan. 8,


seven days after the Orange Bowl is
played at the same venue. The two
teams have never met.
The Gators finished just .018
points ahead of No. 3 Texas in the
standings, the Longhorns being
their only barrier to a matchup with


the Sooners.
To say waiting for the announce-
ment was nerve-racking for coach
Urban Meyer would be a gross un-
derstatement.

SEE BCS, PAGE 15


UF rolled its
way to a 31-
20 win against
Alabama on
Saturday evening
in the Southeastern
Conference
Championship
Game, scoring two
touchdowns late.
See Story, Page 16.


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MONDAY, DECEMBER 8,2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 3


Students face ticket woes


By LAUREN BAKER
Alligator Writer
lbaker@alligator.org

While the Gators prepared
to battle the Crimson Tide in
the Southeastern Conference
Championship game, some UF
students were battling a long
line just to enter the stadium.
All 1,500 UF students waited
in line to exchange their vouch-
ers for tickets and enter the
Georgia Dome on Saturday,
some for about an hour.
UF students were required
to present their Gator 1 Cards
and another form of identifica-
tion with their ticket vouchers
to gain tickets and enter the
stadium.
Justin Smith, a UF history se-
nior, said he got in line at about
3:15 p.m. with about 20 people
behind him.


UF ADMINISTRATION


While matching people's
names to their vouchers and
checking them off a list might
have kept ticket scalping to
a minimum, Smith said the
overall effort seemed fruitless
and slowed entry down to a
snail-like pace.
He said the feeling of those
around him was one of general
frustration.
"We started
Student chanting, 'This is
LfO bulls-,' and the
whole line kind of
agreed with us," he said.
Smith said he missed kick-
off and the first five minutes of
the game because of the delay.
Even stadium employees in
charge of the ticket exchange
were grouchy, he said.
"They were probably get-
ting an earful from all of us,"
Smith said.


Smith said University of
Alabama fans he saw got inside
with no problem.
Steven Duva, a friend of
Smith's who got in line around
2:45 p.m., said ID checkers were
stringent in the beginning, but
Smith said he was just waved
in by the time he made it to
the front of the line. Both Duva
and Smith said they expected
a set-up similar to basketball
games, where Gator 1 Cards are
swiped in via laptop.
Smith said any frustration
died away once he got a ticket
and put his head in the game.
"We got in, and Tebow was
on the 10 and we scored," he
said.-"So that was the end of it
right there."
The University Athletic
Association could not be
reached for comment over the
weekend.


Trustees consider bonus, fees


UF President Bernie Machen's bonuses,
totaling $285,000, will be up for discussion at
UF's Board of Trustees meeting Monday.
The board, UF's highest governing body,
will decide if Machen will receive the bo-
nuses this year.
Last year, the board approved his bonuses
by a vote of 12-1, with Trustee Al Warrington
voting against the extra pay.
Machen earned $731,811 in the 2007-2008
fiscal year, including bonuses, retirement
pay and a car allowance, according to a
November report from the Chronicle of
Higher Education.
The board will base its vote on whether
Machen has achieved certain one-year and
three-year goals agreed to in advance by the
board and Machen.


The board will also review a request to in-
crease the Activity & Service fee and Student
Health Fee by a combined $1.77 per credit
hour. No estimates were available for the in-
crease in the transportation
Access Fee.
The increase would bring
in an estimated $1,417,000
in 2009-2010, according to
board documents.
A proposed rent increase
Machen of $10 per month for dorms
will also go up for a vote.
The increase, which would generate about
$294,240 in the spring term, seeks to cover a
record growth in UF's utilities expenses, ac-
cording to board documents.
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Friends, family remember student for kindness, joy


By KATIE GALLAGHER and
FAITH REAVES
Alligator Writers

When Brandy Jaworski couldn't sleep and
needed to talk early Tuesday morning, she
called her friend Michael VanWagner.
Although it was 2 a.m., VanWagner, a UF
history senior, invited her over to talk and
drink iced tea.
"He would do literally anything for any-
one," said Jaworski, a UF recreation and event
management senior.
That afternoon, VanWagner was hit by a
car while riding his scooter on West University
Avenue, and the friends who had depended
on him crowded his hospital room to be there
for him. He died Thursday at Shands at UF.
VanWagner was always willing to help
anyone it didn't matter who, said his
mother, Deborah VanWagner.
"If there was somebody putting up hay on
the side of the road, he stopped and helped
them," she said.
The family lives on 40 acres in Sparr, a small
town about 20 miles south of Gainesville.
VanWagner was dose to his parents and older
sister, Dana, who works for the army in Iraq.
She took a 15-hour flight to come see him after
the accident.
"From the day he was born, pretty much,
him and his sister were always the closest of
dose," his mother said. They never fought,
except on the basketball court in their yard,
she said.
Any day of the week, VanWagner could be
found playing pick-up basketball at Southwest
Recreation Center, his friends said.
Jaworski said she met him on the court,
where he let her score at least seven points
during their first game.
Every game after that, though, his competi-
tive streak won out, and he wouldn't give up
anything.
He was extremely competitive, she said,
and would play with such intensity, his seri-
ous face would look almost mad.
As a child, he had wanted to play basket-
ball for UF, his mother said, and he coached 8-
'year-olds at UF's basketball camp the summer
before he started college.
"To him, that was about as good as playing
on the team," his mother said.
She said he was good with kids and
planned to become a teacher and basketball
coach.
He would often invite his younger cousins


to Gainesville, where he would take them rock
climbing or to football games, she said.
"He's a cousin I could always look up to
for anything," said Ryan VanWagner, 14, who
said they would go fishing, ride four-wheelers
and talk about life.
"He was like a brother to me," said his
cousin Justin Wilson, 16. "He was the type of
guy everyone could like. There wasn't any-
body that couldn't be friends with him."
As an early Christmas present, his par-
ents had paid for four tickets to Saturday's
Southeastern Conference Championship
Game, and he was looking forward to it more
than anything.
His friends put them up for sale on eBay
after the accident, intending to give the money
to his parents. They were bought by four of
VanWagner's high school buddies, who said
they planned to go in his honor.
VanWagner will be buried today with one
of the ticket stubs.
"The joy that man got out
,;. of those tickets for those two
News weeks, the joy and the bright
eyes he told his undes and
everybody, 'I'm going to the
SEC!'" his mother said.
His friend Yolisma Pifia, a UF applied
physiology and kinesiology senior, met him
in chemistry class two years ago, and she said
he took her four-wheeling, paintballing and to
see her first rodeo.
They liked to work out together, and as a
project for class, she made him her guinea pig
in a. personal training program she created.
He gained 15 pounds of muscle, which he
was proud of. Even if she couldn't make it, he
would be at the gym, she said.
He was 6 feet 4 inches tall.
"Every time he would give you a hug, he
would just swallow you," Pifia said.
Until this year, he commuted to school
from Sparr. He would often get up at 4 a.m. to
feed his cows, drive to UF for early class, then
drive home to work for his father, Pifia said,
but he always had time for his friends.
He got excited for football games and
would drive up in his beloved Nissan Titan
truck to go tailgating.
"His room was a disaster, but his truck was
dean," his mother said.
This semester, he moved to Gainesville for
his senior year.
"As a parent you think, he could have been
here with us," his mother said. But he loved
living in Gainesville so much that she doesn't


Michael VanWagner, a UF history senior, poses with his sister, Dana, in an undated
photograph; VanWagner died Thursday after his scooter was hit by a car on Tuesday.
regret letting him move. way that he just brought relaxation and joy
His father, Eric VanWagner, was impressed and comfort," his father said. "He just brought
with the quality friends his son had made fun. The joy of life was in that boy."
away from home, many of whom he met for A funeral service will be held today at
the first time at the hospital room. 3 p.m. at Sparr Baptist Church, at 1303 E.
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Veterans honor Harbor survivors


By ANDREA ASUAJE
Alligator Writer
aasuaje@alligator.org
As sunlight brightened a red-,
beige- and black-stoned memorial
and wind swept flapping flags,
veterans of World War II were
honored and remembered.
Sunday marked the 67th an-
niversary of the Japanese attacks
on Pearl Harbor, and the Korean
War Veterans Association held
its fourth annual Pearl Harbor
Survivors and World War 11
Veterans Recognition Day.
The memorial took place at
the Kanapaha Veterans Memorial
Park off Tower Road.
Michael Gannon, World War II
historian and professor emeritus
at UF,, gave the. ceremony's key-
note speech about Adm. Husband
Kimmel, whom he called the last
U.S. Navy victim of Pearl Harbor.
Gannon, an expert in U.S.
Naval history and the author
of eight books, told the story of
Kimmel, who was blamed for not
preventing the Japanese attacks
and was never fully exonerated of
the charges.
Gannon has been researching
Kimmel and working on clearing
his name for several years.
He said he hopes Vice
President-elect Joe Biden will pass
the measure through Congress,
since the senator had previously
pushed for the move.
The UF Air Force ROTC drill
team also performed at the memo-
rial, spinning and tossingrifles.
Jim Lynch, Alachua County
veterans officer and master of
ceremony at the memorial service,
said the ceremony was about
never letting memories fade and
passing on the -memories to a
younger generation.
"Today is a day to remember,"
Lynch said during the ceremony.
Phil Newman and his wife,
Chick, attended Sunday's memo-
rial but said young people no
longer seem to care.
"They want to hear about the
Gators," Newman said.


Michael Gannon, professor emeritus of history at UF, shakes hands
and speaks with audience members after giving a speech about
Pearl Harbor at Kanapaha Veterans Park on Sunday afternoon.


"They don't want to hear about
us."
Newman is a part of Decrepit
Birdmen of World War II, a group
of veterans who go to schools and
educate students on the history of
the war.


Newman said at the rate World
War II veterans are dying about
1,000 a day the stories of World
War II are disappearing.
"I suppose, one of these days,
there won't be anyone left to re-
member," he said.


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LEdoitrial


Big Bucks

Machen should refuse

his bonus
H ere at the Editorial Board, we like money, and we
aren't afraid to admit it.
Maybe it's because we don't see it all that often.
Regardless of the reason, we're pro-money. We think it's a
good thing to have.
We don't really understand, though, having $285,000
extra thrown at someone during a time when millions of
others are losing sleep and turning gray trying to make
ends meet on $8 an hour.
Nothing personal, Bernie.
You have a substantial salary as is. You have a car al-
lowance.
Do you need another quarter million-plus to handle
your bills?
We hope the Board of Trustees approves your bonus,
but even more so, we hope you will follow in the footsteps
of several other university leaders by refusing to accept
your bonus this year.
Millions of people are struggling to find work, and
you're having money handed to you on a silver platter.
We would love to be in your position, and we assume it
would be incredibly difficult to turn down a $285,000 pat
on the back for a job well done.
Hell, if somebody wanted to tell us our editorials were
"righteous" and "kick-ass," and then offered to shotgun a
beer with us, we would pee our pants with excitement.
Listen, Mr. President, we can only imagine how far that
amount of money could go, but for the sake of economy
(and nobility), please refuse your bonus if it gets ap-
proved.
Unless, of course, you want to give the Editorial Board
front-row seats to the BCS Championship game in Miami.


Blame Game


he ticketing system
employed by the
University Athletic
Association has more than
lived up to its irritating repu-
tation this semester.
Forget the UF-Georgia
game. We play them in
Jacksonville, so driving for
an hour to hang out ticketless
at the Landing isn't really the
end of the world. It ended
up not mattering this year
anyway.
The ticket debacle before
the Southeastern Conference
Championship made us want
to Frisbee-toss our laptops out
of our bedroom windows.
After arriving in Atlanta,
the .privileged few who got
tickets to. the UF-Alabama
game had to suffer through
slow-moving lines because
UF wanted to ensure the
tickets issued to its students
weren't being scalped.
The exact problem with
the UAA's ticketing system
can't really be pinned down,


so we won't try.
Instead, we're going to
blame the whole process top
to bottom, students included.
No matter how the UAA
goes about distributing
tickets, someone is going to
whine about something.
If you didn't get tickets,
get over it. You still have a
TV.
If you did get tickets, don't
complain that you had to wait
to get into the Georgia Dome
because everyone else was
sitting at home watching the
game.
And if you work for the
UAA, don't lose any sleep
over the complaints because
They're always going to be
there.
All we're trying to say
is, no process is perfect, and
some people have to be
skipped over or left out.
Let's just be happy our
football team is good enough
to provide us with so many
chances to complain.


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Most UF students pretentious, dumb


Here's some breaking news for youw-Going to college
plus making noise with your mouth does not equal
saying something intelligent. Shut up I'm tired
of hearing you blabber.
I cannot walk 10 feet without hearing another one of
you babbling about socioeconomic issues that you do not
understand, and how we have to change them.
I constantly overhear you telling each other about how
you won't buy this or that because of the moral atrocities
the company has committed, but you walk around with
electronics in your pocket worth enough money to feed the
entire Christian Children's Fund for a month.
Stop talking about banning dihydrogen monoxide it's
water.
Don't open your mouth about the viability of ethanol
fuels it's your fault corn prices got so high and gas prices
didn't do a damn thing except keep going up.
Stop trying to solve world hunger. People have to be
hungry; it's the way the world works. We have the ability
to feed the entire planet. We can do it. Here's the problem:.
If we put that much food on the market, food prices would
plummet, the farmers would go bankrupt and then no one
would have food. Solving world hunger is a bad idea. Shut
up and live with it.
Stop talking about how we have to change the world
and how China is such a terrible place. Their culture wants
the government they have because they have a different
social paradigm than we do over here.
For you to tell them they don't have enough freedom is
oppressively arrogant. For the U.S. to force its understand-
ing of the social contract on any other nation is the restric-
tion of freedom of which you are accusing the Chinese
government.


Stop babbling about genetically
engineered foods. Genetically engi-
W n needed foods lower the cost of pro-
duction, which allows us to feed
more people without bankrupting
the farmers.
Wes Hunt And no, putting jellyfish genes
letters@alligator.org in a tomato so it will glow in the
dark will not make you glow in the
dark. If that was how it worked,
we would be walking around with an udder or two, filling
our own milk glasses, and teenagers would knock us over
while we slept standing up.
Do not tell me about fighting for people's freedom. No
one is free. That is the summation of the social contract. If I
eat an apple, you are no longer free to eat that apple.
By existing, I am infringing upon your freedoms and
vice versa.
People who have to spend their day working to pay for
rent, food, utilities and gasoline, but can't afford the spare
time or money to play the sport or instrument they love,
whenever and wherever they want is free. *
To the UF population (save for a few): You are morons.
More coherent thoughts can be found in a randomly chosen
preschool. Of course, preschoolers have the advantage of
not having been intellectually corrupted by two decades of
being told what is important, what they should be doing
and where their lives should go.
Please, close your mouths. Anyone who understands the
implications of your words will just find you to be an idiot.
Anyone who doesn't is an idiot. You're all giving me a
headache.
Wes Hunt is a history senior.


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Letters to the Editor
Campus smoking ban ineffective, silly
As a smoker on campus, I have been told
to move to beyond 50 feet by a UF employee.
Not nicely or properly, but in the form of
walking by, saying "50 Feet!"
Most students would -have had no idea.
what she was saying.
I was already standing about 50 feet from
the building.
Stand next to a building the next time
you are on campus. Take 17 strides (no baby
steps, they should be about three feet each).
You are now about 50 feet from the building.
See how close you are, then think about
how silly this policy is.,
Why not set up small smoking areas in a
few places across campus instead of sweep-
ing bans?


Santa Fe College's policy is being better
enforced because their police officers will
write you a ticket.
Nothing says compliance like The Man
handing you a bill.
Allen DeLaney
UF alumnus



Cutting language programs cuts culture
Think back to when you applied to col-
lege. There were piles of applications and
many opportunities to go to other schools,
but each of us chose to come to UF.
I chose to become a Gator after visiting the
campus and hearing about the openness and
diversity of UF. I felt like I belonged.


With the recent budget cuts, I question our
university's dedication to that vision.
Last Wednesday, more than 60 students
representing various organizations, includ-
ing Asian-American Student Union, Black
Student Union and .Student Government,_
rallied at Dauer Hall to show their support
for the Vietnamese and Korean language
programs.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences'
layoffs eliminate these language programs
completely. Andrea Pham, a tenure-track
professor, is the sole Vietnamese profes-
sor. Losing her is losing the program, and
students are not happy. Both Vietnamese-
American students and non-heritage stu-
dents enjoy the class.
All Vietnamese classes this semester are


over the cap, and registration for next semes-
ter is already full.
Many students, including me, are taking
Vietnamese now, as it may very well be the
last chance we get.
I would like to thank the CLAS faculty
for voting to reinstate our professors and
lecturers.
Kudos to the Alligator for documenting
our efforts.
To the administration, please don't take
away these programs. It's more than a dollar
sign. It's our language, our heritage and our
culture.
Think back when you came to UF and ask
yourself, is this diversity?
Megan Vu
3LS, District A Student Senator


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County to use grant for soil, water contamination tests


* SPRINGSTEAD CREEK
WILL BE TESTED.

By ANDREA ASUAJE
Alligator Writer
aasuaje@alligator.org
County scientists will use grant
money this January to perform
tests on possible hazards of a local
contaminated site.
A $108,295 grant will be used


toward existing programs and also
to fund projects to test the water
and sediment at Cabot-Koppers,
a location off North Main Street
known as a Superfund site by the
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency.
The site was contaminated by a
wood-preserving chemical plant,
which is still on the site.
The soil at Cabot-Koppers will
be tested for wood-preserving
chemicals, such as arsenic and


copper, that are used at the plant,
said John Mousa, pollution pre-
vention manager with the Alachua
County Environmental Protection
Department.
Springstead Creek, which flows
through the site from North Main
Street into Hogtown Creek, will be
tested for toxic materials, Mousa
said.
Residents around the creek
have observed some tar in the wa-
ter and at the bottom of the creek


and have begun to ask questions,
he said.
"There were concerns that this
tar might be hazardous," he said.
He said the
Environmental tests would
IssueS determine
whether this
is true.
Mousa said the last time the
sediment was tested was about 10
years ago, and the tests were not
extensive.


"This is going to be a much
more thorough, more comprehen-
sive service," he said.
Superfund sites can be found all
over the country, he said.
He said the sites are contami-
nated and either must be cleaned
up or the contamination needs to
be contained.
Mousa hopes these tests will
address some of the residents' con-
cerns, though he is unsure of how
the tests will turn out.


LOCAL

Husband accuses wife of setting car, clothes on fire


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer

A Gainesville woman was arrested and
accused of lighting her husband's sport
utility vehicle on fire after an argument
Saturday morning.
On her birthday, Patricia Dandridge, 44,


Lt. Keith Kameg said.
Her husband, whose name was not
available, told police th-at when he refused,
she poured lighter fluid on his clothes and
personal belongings.
The belongings were inside his 2005
Chevrolet Trailblazer, a GPD arrest report
stated.


asked her husband for money to pay their According to the report, Dandridge's
utilities bill, Gainesville Police spokesman husband watched her light the fluid and


set his SUV and belongings on fire 15 feet
away from their house at 1404 N.E. 20th
Place.
The fire destroyed the Trailblazer and
everything inside, totaling $16,000 in dam-
age, the report stated.
The fire also melted nearby Christmas
decorations, and smoke discolored a por-
tion of the house, the report stated.
When police arrested her at 12:43 p.m.,


Dandridge told them she started the fire,
the report stated.
Dandridge was charged with arson of
a structure or dwelling and criminal mis-
chief.
She was released from the Alachua
County Jail Sunday afternoon.
According to the jail's booking depart-
ment, Dandridge must move out of her
house and undergo anger management.


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Oxford Manor
HUGE 1/1's, 2/2;'s, 3/3's
Less than 1 mi from UFIII
*FREE tanning&cable *GIANT 24hr gym
(352) 377-2777
4-22-72-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-10-71-2

2BRs STEPS TO UFI
$0 MOVE IN FEES
$500 Signing Bonus!
As low as $296/person
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2

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THE LAURELS APARTMENTS
*Sign TODAY, get I1 MONTH FREE*
on our luxury, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly 335-4455
www.thelaurelsuf.com
4-22-08-72-2

Huge 2 & 3 BR's
Starting at $730
Pets Welcome Great location *
Close to UF, Dining
373-1111* SpanishTrace.org
4-22-08-72-2

Don't Settle
Come Home to Cobblestone
2/2 & 3/3 Luxury Apts.
Tanning, Pool, Bus stop,
Cable, Dog Park & MORE!
(352)377-2801
4-22-72-2

Bivens Cove- Leasing for NOW & Spring[
1BR-$669/mo, 2BR-$799/mo,
ONE MONTH FREE & NO Move-in Fees!
Call or Come by Today! 376-2507
4-22-08-72-2

All Paws On Deck!
Huge 1&2 Beds*Great LOW rates
FREE Cable Free Internet
Full W/D in each unit!*Free TanningI
Move NOW: 372-8100
4-22-72-2

The Boardwalk-
Leasing for Now & Springl!!
2BR-$759/mo 3BR-$959/mo
NO MOVE-IN FEES Great Bus Route
Call or Stop by Todayll! 377-7401
4-22-08-72-2

ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED
At the price you Want
No Move-in Fees! Move in TODAY!
1, 1 w/den & 2 BRs Reduced Rates!
FREE UF parking FREE Gym
Pets Welcome 352-332-7401
4-22-72-2


***PARKINGe0e
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve nowl Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-10-08-74-2

Your Mom
wants you to live here
1,2, or3 BR
*Great Deals*
Pet friendly, Gated
(352)372-0400
4-22-72-2

JANUARY SPECIALS!
Why wait to move in the Fall?
Luxury 1/1 @ $699
No Deposit Move in TODAY!
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-22-72-2


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Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
l's from $539 2's from $375/person
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
4-22-08-72-2

AS BIG AS A HOUSE
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
Call for specials 332-7401 4-22-72-2

Great LOW Rates!
GIANT 1&2 Beds
No move-in fees*Full W/DI
We love pets* Free Tanning!
Call now: 372-8100!
4-22-08-72-2


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Tired of The Same Boring Apt?
Sign now for Downtown Livingi
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3s
Washer/Dryer*Pet Friendly*Alarm
www.arlingtonsquare.org* 338-0002
4-22-72-2


MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
Luxury 2/2 TH
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
4-22-72-2

THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/lba from $650
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved
FREE Parking! 372-7111
4-22-08-72-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
4-22-08-72-2


SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
4-22-08-72-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! Pets loved.
Studios $499, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
4-22-08-72-2

***HIDDEN LAKE APARTMENTS***
3/3 LUXURY APTS.
$425/PER PERSON
CALL NOW TO FIND OUT HOW WE
WILL SAVE YOU HUNDREDS OF $$$$
352-374-FUNN (3866)
4-22-08-72-2

AVAILABLE TODAY
1BRs *As low as $514
$0 move in fees
Pets ok, W/D Avail, Wood Floors Avail, Pool
371-0769 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2

Walk to Class!
1brs from $565 150 ft from UFI
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Today!
FREE parkingI Pets Welcomel
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
4-22-08-72-2

Vaulted ceilings, resort style pool...
And morel! Your luxurious 4/4 is waiting!
COME IN TODAY
and receive a personal check for...
$300!1l!!!
352-271-3131
4-22-72-2


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Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
4-22-08-72-2

Moving in the FALL?
Close to UF Tanning, 3 Pools
24 hr gym, Billiards Room
B-ball, V-ball & Tennis courts
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-22-72-2


Brand Spankin' New-
Move-in today and WE PAY YOU
Visit our models and sign for Fall 09
Huge,luxury 1br-4brs with tvs in kitchen
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
*352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com*
4-22-08-72-2


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2 bed luxury condos for rent.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
super quiet construction. $1600/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453
4-22-72-2


Tired of Vanilla Apts?
Check out our newly renovated 1, 2, or 3
bdrm floorplans starting at $795,
with only $99 move-in fees.
(Limited time offer)

Windmeadows Apts
3700 Windmeadows Blvd -
(Behind Butler Plaza) 352-373-3558
12-10-08-74-2

Homestead Apartments
1 Month Free on our 1 BR & 2BR/1 BA
$189 moves you in
1 & 2 BDs starting from $599
Please pall (352) 376-0828
gremco.com 12-10-74-2


Pinerush Villas
2 Months FREE
$139 moves you in
1 & 2 BDs starting from $499
Please call (352) 375-1519
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

Sundown Apartments
First month free
$139 moves you in
Studio apts starting from $499
Please call (352) 377-2596
gremco.com 12-10-74-2


***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceil-
ing, wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of char-
acter. Avail Now 237 SW 4th Ave. $980/mo
352-214-9270 12-10-08-74-2


SUN ISLAND
Both Decembers FREE on 13 mo lease!
Sun Bay Sun Key 9 Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
12-10-08-71-2


**WOODLAND VILLASOO
2BR units starting at
$745. Gated community.
Private courtyards.
M-F 10-6 Sat. 10-2
5950 SW 20th Ave.
888-803-7678
www.woodlandvillas.com
4-22-08-72-2


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*THE PALMS*
Walk to UF
Spacious 2/2 condo
Guaranteed parking. Pool.
Starting @$1250.
230 SW 2nd Ave. 494-6027
www.gainesvillepalms.com
4-22-08-72-2

MOVE IN TODAYII
Great Specials on all our units!
Minutes to UF, Shands, & SFCC!
1/1, 2/2, & 3/3 units available!
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-22-72-2


THE GROVE VILLAS 0
Rental Community
1 mo. FREE RENT
1 BR Loft Style Starting at $600
Gated Community 6400 SW 20th Ave.
888-373-0849
4-22-08-72-2


WALK to UF Available January.
2BR/2.5BA $1000. 1BR/1BA $600. No
pets, no smoking. Contact 352-870-7256 or
gv1l32601@gmail.com 12-10-08-41-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 12-10-
08-30-2

Duckpond
2 bd 1 ba 1200 sq ft townhouse in heart of
historic neighborhood.w/d Blocks to down-
town shops & restaurants. 528 NE 4th A ave
avail Jan $795/mo 379-4952
12-10-08-35-2


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STUDIO & 1BR Walk to UF
Available Dec & Jan 1st.
$410-$495/mo.
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
1-6-08-27-2

Walking Distance to UF Law Schooll!
419 NW 25th Street. Clean, beautiful new-
er home 3 bd/2ba w/d included $1500/mo.
Avail. end of Dec.learly Jan. Call Anne @
810-610-0110 for more info. 12-10-26-2


2b,1b 1 block MidTown *
2 Car Decal WiFi-Internet Washer & Dryer*
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 352 317 4408
12-10-08-31-2

POOL HOUSE AVAIL NOW!
Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area
1 mi to UF. 2816 W UnivAve. $1500/mo 1st,
last mo & 1 mo SD 376-6183, 352-327-2931
12-10-08-23-2

HISTORIC HOME 4BR/2BA near UF. 1105
NW 14th Ave. Over 2000 sqare feet, central
heat & air. Pets ok. Call today, Fred 352-375-
2900. www.AndreeRealty.com $1200/mo.
12-10-08-22-2

HOME FOR RENT 3BR/2BA, 1 car garage,
screened porch, fenced yard, new carpet
& paint. $995/mo. Call Fred 352-375-2900.
www.AndreeRealty.com 12-10-08-22-2

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT PRICE, RIGHT NOW
Steps from VA, Shands, Vet School & UF.
1 & 2 Bedrooms from $625. Grad student &
VA/Shands discounts Renovated units avail
Union Properties@Summit House 376-9668
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For Rent
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Spacious 1 & 2 & 3 bedrooms.starting at
$525. $625 & $795. Different floor plans
some with enclosed patios or balconies.
Italian Tile, bedrooms carpeted, D/W, W/D
hookups, verticals Central Heat & air. Lots
of storage space. Near bus route .332-7700
1-30-38-2


2MasterBr/2Ba Luxury end unit condo In The
Gables. Vaulted ceilings, granite & custom
cabinets throughout, stainless apple, garage,
scr patio, comm pool, cable w/HBO&SHO
MUST SEEICall 4 picsl$1250 727-492-9836
11-19-5-2


2 BED / 2 BATH CONDO $800/MONTH
Located In Capstone Quarters near the cor-
ner of Archer Rd. and 34 St. Great location
for school and shopping! www.gainesvillecon
do.info or 630-390-6612 1-6-08-19-2


SW University area, bus, bike, walk to UF.
1BR/1BA in 4/4 condo available now & for
spring. $450/mo all utils incl. Call Nalini
Pandey 352-514-3398 or email nalinijoshi2
1@gmail.com 12-10-08-18-2


2 & 3BR on shady lot. AC/heat. From $400/
mo. Water.included. No pets. 4546 NW 13th
St. Call 376-5887 12-10-08-18-2


SUN ISLAND
1 BRs from $580 2BRs from $650
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
4-22-08-72-2


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2 Rooms Avail. In 4 Bedroom House
Avail. Dec 08' or Jan. 09' $450 a room
Short term lease Avail. Other 4 bedroom
houses available for Spring Sublease
Or Year Lease Starting Aug 09' Email
erlcmanln@yahoo.com or 352-682-7424
12-10-08-18-2

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office
1BR $515, 2BR $580
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-6-08-18-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office.
2BR $535
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-6-08-18-2

Historic Duckpond
1 bd,lba or studio apt. in vintage
house.hardwood floors, W/D, blocks to
downtown ,large yard,very peaceful 306 ne
6th st. avail Dec lst,$480 379-4952
12-10-08-17-2

Luxurious 2/2 located at 'Campus Edge.
Minutes from Shands and UF. Wood floors
and upgraded cabinets. 6 bus stop routes
available. Call 954-325-6375 for special pric-
ing. 12-8-14-2

PERFECT LOCATION!
VERY NICE 1 bd/1ba condo. Walk or bike
to campus and Shands. W/D, pool & fitness
cntr. Large walk-in. Vaulted ceiling. $695/mo.
Call for details. 321-543-8142
12-10-08-16-2


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Walk to UF 5 Blocks
Apt avail 12/15. Large BR/BA w/kitchenette,
cent A/C, ceiling fan, W/D on site. No pets
allowed. $575/mo. Call 609-513-6383 1-6-
08-17-2

Bike to UFI Available Nowl 4/2.5 $1600/rent.
Lots of storage, 2433 sqft two story home in-
cludes washer/dryer, dishwasher, screened
porch and fenced back yard. Call Campus
Realty @ 352-692-3800 1-6-08-18-2

* FORGET THE CAR SAVE THE GAS*
WALK TO CAMPUS
3/2 1351 sqft 1118 NW3Ave $995
3/2 1500 sqft 403NW25St $1100
4/2 1736 sq ft 5 NW25 St $1150
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-15-2

Brand New Campus View Condos- maple
cabinets, all appl. incid., w/d, 9ft ceilings, cwn
molding, int.hlwy, alarm 2/2 $1000 w/1 de-
caled pking space & 3/3 $1500 w/2 decaled
pking spaces Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW 6th St-375-7104 12-10-15-2

NW 39th Ave Fancy Ig 3/2 w/loft. Open,
bright, laminated wd looking fir $750-775.
Xtra Ig loft, ceramic tile fir $900. Nice 2/2 gat-
ed patio, trees $600-640. laminated fir $675
Good area, 373-8310, 219-3937 12-10-27-2

***ANTIQUE 1BR APT***
Large 1BR, hdwd firs, clawfoot tub, 1908
house. Downtown near Waldo Rd. Pets ar-
ranged. $475/mo. Avail now. Greg 214-3291
12-10-14-2

******MICANOPY HOUSE******
3BR/1BA, bathrm is huge, large yard, in
Maconopy city. Pets arranged. Cool old
house. $600/mo 1st/last/dep. Avail now. Greg
214-3291 12-10-14-2

**NEAR SUPER WALMART**
Large 1BR apt, walk to Walmart. No pets.
$375/mo. 1st, last, dep. Avail now. Greg 214-
3291 12-10-14-2

3/2 w/2car carport 1901 sf huge liv. room, din.
rm, fam.rm, eat-in kitch, new d/w, w/d hkups,
wood/carpet, hge corner lot, great location
avail now $1050 edbaurmanagement.com-
1731 NW 6th St-375-7104 12-10-08-13-2

2/2 townhse-newly remodeled from ceiling to
floor inci w/d & a/c/heat pump, save on en-
ergy costs. Walk or bike to Shands avail now
$800 edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW6th
St.-375-7104 12-10-08-14-2

$500 $550 2 BD Apartments
Historical Downtown, WID hookups,
porches, Bike to UF 10-15 mins. Great
Sizel Cutel Must Seel $99 Deposit special
rentalworkshop.com 505-9264, 870-0904
12-10-08-13-2


Available TODAYI
No move-in fees & 1 mo free
1/1 : 620 sq ft $649
2/2: 975 sq ft $769
3/2: 1096 sq ft $945
pinetreegardens.com 376-4002
4-22-08-72-2


House 4BR/3BA Fenced yard Garage
Lndry Rm Wsh/dry incl. 2 master suites
North off 34th. $1300/mo. 954-340-2732
tander@bellsouth.net 12-10-08-13-2

1 "unfurnished bedroom in a 4BR house. W/D.
Avail Dec 1st. $350/mo + 1/4 utils. First and
last. 2100 NW 54th Terr. 941-724-0261 12-
12-08-13-2

REAL I/Is for Jan 2009 at GATORNEST
Where you can kick the roommate habit &
walk to campus! 575 sq ft big for only $585.
Just 3 blocks to UF @ 300 NW 18th St.
No application fee. Most pets welcome
Call EFN Properties @ (352) 371-3636 or
email Rentals@EFNProperties.com
12-10-08-13-2

PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 12-10-
08-11-2


**ARCHER ROAD HQUSE**
3BR/2BA, fenced backyard, tile floor, nice.
$775/mo. Call Greg 214-3291 12-10-12-2


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Room in 3br house includes all
utilities,internet and washer/dryer. Ten min-
utes from campus. One at 400 and one at
350. 3331 nw 29th ave Call 850-803-5342
1-9-08-15-2

House for rent 2 mi from UF. 2BR/1BA/1 car
garage. 100% renovated. New kitchen appli-
ances, new tile, carpet, fixtures & window
treatment. W/D Large fenced lot. Grad or prof
only. $995/mo. Available now. 386-295-8488
12-10-08-10-2

2 bed 2 bath condo in Capstone Quarters on
Archer Rd and SW 34th ST. New paint and
carpet, washer and dryer included. Plenty
of parking and close to campus, shopping
and entertainment $800/mo. (352)672-0917
12-10-08-10-2

100+Apts: Walk to UF
Live within 3 blocks of Criser Hall Studios
to 6BR Houses Virtual tours & photos *
www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223
4-22-72-2
Summit House I BR Condo for $605 per
mo. Quiet, near VA and Shands, $250 se-
curity. Lease negotiable. Call 352-672-1482
1-13-08-15-2

1BR/1BA studio apt, 7th floor of Seagle
Building, 6 blks to UF. W/D, DW, garbage
disposal, garage parking, storage room.
Beautiful view of downtown G'ville. 472-
9273 billconradconstruction@yahoo.com
12-10-9-2

1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown
condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping. $450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk
to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351
1-6-08-9-2

2BR 1BAApts $600/Mo
5 BIks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed
Short Term lease Avail.
829 Sw 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 12-10-7-2
2BR 1 BA Garage Apt in the
DUCKPOND AREA. Wood Floors,
Central H & Air, Laundry Facilities
726 NE 4th Street $800/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
12-10-7-2

7BR/5BA House, 2 blocks to downtown,
3/4 mile to UF. Cent. A/C, wood floors, W/D,
large living room. Great for group or use as
3-1BR/1BA apartments with 2 studios. 224
SW 3rd. Avenue, $1,800/mo. (386)266-9147
12-9-08-5-2

Mill Run Townhome for rent. End unit, 2bd, 1
bath, washer/dryer, fire pl, new carpets, 2005
appi, move in cond, $725 mo, 1st mo & 1
mo security. Call 352-214-2022 or 305- 788-
8233. 12-9-08-5-2


3BR 2BA Home near UF! $850/Mo
Tile and Carpet Floors, Central H &Air,
Xtra Rm could be used as a 4th BR, carport,
Nice Back Yard. 319 NW 16th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 12-10-6-2


1BR 1BA1BLKto UF! $525/Mo
Carpet, Central H & Air, Laundry
Facilities on site. 1236 Sw 4th Ave
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 12-10-6-2

Large 2BR/1 BA
Close to Shands. $550/mo $400 deposit. No
W/D. 352-372-3131 12-10-08-6-2

3BR/2BA House. Hardwood floors, fireplace,
new baths, screened patio, big yard, minutes
to UF, on bus route, carport, storage shed.
$1400/mo. Ist/last/sec. 954-899-7197 1-
6-08-7-2

***NEW HOMES NEAR UF***
*Victorian 3BD/2BA hardwd, granite $1295
*Ranch style 4BD/2BA tile, law schl $1395
02 blocks 2 UF! HUGE 1BD hardwd $625
All Renovated with W/D, DW 373-5295 12-
9-5-2

1/2 mile off Archer Rd. Close to UF, Shands,
VA Hospital on SW 31st PI. 2BR/1BA apt
Ceramic tile, cent AC/heat, W/D hook-ups.
$590/mo. 407-363-7198, 407-234-1380 1-
6-08-6-2


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3BR 2BA House for rent. Privacy fence, new
wood floors, fireplace and attached garage.
Quiet neighborhood, Off Tower Rd. ONLY
$950/mth 352-494-6485 1-16-08-14-2.

Cottage Grove f
Have your own house and live in G'ville
largest floor plans. All the great amenities.
Pet Friendly 2,3 & 4br units avail.
'NO-MOVE-IN FEES FOR A LIMITED TIME
Move-In today 352-373-7959
www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
12-8-08-3-2

MONTICELLO CONDO 2BR/2BA
1 car garage. Pool & tennis court privileges.
Across from GHFC. No pets. $1000/mo. Call
331-6872 1-20-08-15-2

***GORGEOUS HOME***
3BR/28A Bike To UF! Just redone w/ new
appliances, hrdwd, tile, granite, deck, private
acre yard plus lawn service, on RTS line
$1295 Call 373-5295 1-6-08-7-2

Immaculate NW 3br/2ba home on Ige
lot, convenient to dtwn & UF, wood firs,
den/fam.room, yard care 3726 NW 36th St
$1100/mo Edbaurmanagement.com-1731
NW6th St-375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

3 br/2ba doublewide on 6.75 acre, fenced &
cross fenced, includes pole barn, great for
horses $1000/mo
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

New 3br/2.5 ba in NW near dwntwn & UF,
wood & cer tile firs, bkshelves, screened
porch, pool $1100
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

2 br/2ba in Whispering Pines, SW near UF,
high ceilings. Ige all equipped
kitchen w/cer tile $1000/mo-1 month free!
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

***BIG HOME NEAR UF***
4BR/2BA, just redone, new tile and counters
W/D, D/W, Walk to Law School & Shopping!
2000 sq ft, Irg private yard plus lawn service
$1395 Call 373-5295 1-6-08-7-2

3br/2.5ba, SW near UF, screened prch, W/D,
includes some utilities $750/mo .. _
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

CONDO in upscale Charleston Place, 2/2
both BR's are masters, W/D in unit, ceil-
ing fans, tile throughout,storage locker, like
new,$1,275/mo, available immed, 352-335-
3787 1-6-08-5-2

Lge 2br/2.5ba twnhse in NW golf & gated
community, W/D, screened prchs, walk-in
closets, comm. pool & tennis $1150
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 12-10-08-5-2

Townhouse for rent 2BR/1.5BA. Private
courtyard. New kitchen. $750/mo. $700 sec
dep. Pets ok. 3935/4007 SW 26th Terrace.
Please call 352-371-3473 1-6-08-5-2

Dulplex for rent 2BR1BA. New kitchen &
bathroom. $650/mo $600 sec dep. Pets ok.
Large backyard. 718 NW 19th Ave. Please
call 352-371-3473 1-6-08-5-2

**312, 3 Blocks to UF*'*
W/D, Pets, Dec Free
$1200/mo. 352-375-8256
4-22-76-2

1 bedroom for rent in a 2 bed, 1 bath condo
near oaks mall. Newly remodeled, has w/d.
Rent includes utilities, cable and internet,
$425/mo. On two bus lines(5 & 20) to
campus. Available Jan. 2009. (904)866-7155
12-9-08-3-2

3/2 split plan home in NW Gainesville $1200
Lg master & bath, Garage,Washer&Dryer,
view of Pond & Woods, Talbot elem.
b.wunderlich@juno.com or 706.691.9784
1-6-08-5-2

Three rooms available for rent in large
house 4/3 w/ pool across from Royal Park
Stadium Plaza. Month-to-month lease avail-
able. Rooms from $400 to $475, utilities
incl. Contact 786-201-2990 for more info.
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For Rent
unfurnished

2BR/1 BA SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE
7209 SW 45th PI, Gainesville. Cent H/AC,
W/D hk-up. $600/mo, $500 sec dep. No pets.
Call 386-462-0994 1-6-08-4-2

WALK TO UF 2 bdrms in 4/2 house
Female Roommates Needed Immediately
$520/month + util. Full bed included
Wireless included; Plenty of Parking
If interested, call Sarah 561-843-7452 12-
10-08-3-2

**Available Now**
locks from UF Rare loft apt.
- drrn 1bath Lg floorplan w/kichenette
Energy efficient central air and ceiling fan
Washer and Dryer on site No pets
Call before its Gone 226-4111 or 283-5411
1-6-08-4-2

3BR/1BA HOUSE
1 car garage. Biking distance to UF. $900/mo.
$P00 sec dep. No pets. 825 NW 10th Ave.
386-462-0994 1-6-08-4-2

LARGE HOUSE 2000 sq ft.
5 min to campus. 3/3. Cent H/AC, wood floors,
W/D, large fenced in yard, pets ok. $1250/mo
+ utils. 514-0264 shanaelan@hotmail.com
1-6-08-4-2

4/2 PLUS STUDY, HOME FOR RENT
Corner lot, W/D, 2385 sq ft for $1800 + $1800
dep. 3608 NW 22nd PI.. Call 352-214-1956
1-6-08-4-2

Immaculate and newly renovated historic
home. New hardwood firs, appliance, paint.
Walk to campus. 3/1 $800/mo. For two occu-
pants. Through July 31st. 911 NW 10th Ave.
215-7199 1-6-08-4-2

NICE ONE BEDROOM APT
Refinished hardwood floors, tile bath, in-
cludes W/D, swimming pool, all utils. Great
location just 5 min to UF & downtown. Rent
$615. Call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030 1-6-08-4-2

Just Reduced! 2BD/1BA House for rent.
Oaks of Kanapaha. $800/mo. 1st, last, $400
security required. Lease through August then
yearly. Lawn maintenance included. 352 258-
1600 or brudekr@cox.net 12-10-08-3-2

locks from UF Stadium
1 Person Studio Apartment
Available Jan. 1 352-377-2930 1-6-08-4-2

BRAND NEW FOR AUG 09
CAMPUS VIEW PLACE
2BR/2BA OR 3BR/3BA
Luxury Suites near Shands,
Norman Hall, UF Sorority Row
1240 SW 9th Road
Please visit us at the model
1185 SW 9th Road 1-5pm
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.campusviewplace.com 4-22-75-2

LEASING FOR AUG 09
Quality Student Housing
Near UF, Norman & Shands
1,2,3,4 & 5 BR Properties
List Avail Jan 20th!!
Please call or email us to
Receive a list before they
Are all gonelll
Union Properties 352-373-7578
infi@tentgainesville.com
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

CAMPUS VIEW SOUTH
Now Leasing 2BR/2BA
Luxury Dual Suites
1185 SW 9th RD $1000/mo
Close to UF, Norman Hall
& Sorority Row.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

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Check out all of our available listings!
1, 2, 3 & 4BR Properties.
Many have been drastically reduced
For immediate occupancy!
Union Properties 352-373-7578 4-22-75-2

NOW LEASING
2BR/1.5BA MidTown Apts
Parking/laundry hkups
Walk to UF $850/mo
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com- 4-22-75-2


For Rent
unfurnished


MOVE IN TODAY
Casa East end unit
2BR/2.5BA $800/mo
Pets OK w Fee
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

PET FRIENDLY
3BR/3BA w room to run
behind Hilton on SW 34th ST
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

Available NOW
1 BR/1BA w/laundry hkups
Pets OK w/fee close to UF
Water, sewer & trash incl.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

$995/MO 3BR/2BA
NEAR UF!! w/d incl.
2041 NW 7th Place
Large family room w/fireplace
Hardwood floors & nice yard
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

Looking Glass Apartments. Roommate
Wanted 2/2. Walk to UF, by stadium-GO
GATORS! New carpet, baywindow. W/D in-
clu, call 941-223-3150 $575 1-6-08-4-2


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Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Browse FREE!
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1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300
12-10-08-74-3

oxford manor 2/2 sublet. 1 month
free w/ lease. gated entry, w/d
in unit, free cable and tanning,
large gym, 2 pools, sauna $906mo
lease exp. 7/30/09 #863-381-7182 12-10-
30-3

1 BR / 1 BA apartment sublease from
January to August. Fully furnished
apt. @ The Estates includes internet,
cable & alarm at almost 600 sq. ft.
Contact (813) 679-4946. 12-10-08-22-3

$635/mo. 1 BR in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse with
W/D, D/W, full kitchen, private balconies,
large closets. 5 min walk to campus. Pets with
deposit. Available now. Call 904.484.4156 or
email cavguns@ufl.edu 1-6-08-21-3

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4 BLOCKS FROM UF
Large 1/1 in College Park. W/D & DW, wood
floors, central AC. Apt is brand new. Next to
Library West & pool. Contact 786-326-8593
Brian. 12-8-15-3

Sublease 1BR apt @ College Manor. Walk
to UF in seconds. 1BR/1BA, pets allowed,
smokers allowed. Contact maryana@ufl.edu
(Normally $600/mo, but subleased at $500/
mo + utils) 440-263-3013 12-10-08-13-3

ONE MONTH FREE! 1BR/1BA in 3/3 Luxury
Townhouse. $550/ month. (Starts Jan 09).
All utilities (Premium Cable, HS internet,
Electric, etc) INCLUDED. Further, the room
is fully furnished! Call 954-483-4597. 12-
9-08-12-3

Live without roomates across the street
from campus! College Manor spring 2009
sublease. 1 BR/1 BA apt. $565/mo + Utilities.
Will leave apt furnished. Pet-friendly com-
plex. 352-328-9518 danilizaso@ufl.edu
12-10-08-13-3


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ONE BLOCK FROM CAMPUS/LIBRARY
WEST! Spring/Summer. 111 NW 16th St.
Looking Glass Apts. 1 Br/1 Ba. Big BR. Free
internet, Washer/dryer, dish washer. $545/
month. Call (850) 525-4532. 1-6-14-3

Cabana Beach Sublease! WILL GIVE $500
NOW or 1st Mo. Rent Free! Jan 09-Jul 09.
Private 1 BR/1 BA in 4/4. furnished w/walk in
closet .internet, tv/cable, pool, & gym. $530/
mo. 904-536-9690 or andrea87@ufl.edu
12-10-9-3

1BA/1BR deluxe in a 4/4 at the Estates for
Spring/Summer. $575 obo. Female. Close to
campus. Go to TheEstatesUF.com for ameni-
ties. Call Kellie at 352-283-0860 12-10-9-3

$500-1/1 available in 2/2 townhome 4 spring/
summer. Cable, internet, water & sewer in-
cid. Pets welcomed. W/D in unit. Furnished/
Unfurnished. Price negot. Dec 15th avail.
Call 352-792-5995 12-10-8-3

1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown
condo. Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping. $450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk
to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351
1-6-08-9-3

$425-1 or 2 females needed for Univ. Terrace
condo on 34th; utilities included; un/furnished,
bus routes 12 and 35; call 352.514.3398 or
email anu87@ufl.edu 1-12-08-8-3

$425-Male roommates needed for 4/4 Univ.
Terrace condo (SW 34th St.); utilities includ-
ed; on routes 12 and 35. Call 352.514.3398.
Negotiable. 12-10-7-3

awesome sublease 2br/2ba furnished spy-
glass townhouse.monthy 1013.00 utilities
extra lease till 5/09 optional to extend.gated,
pool,tennis close to uf santa fe call 772-486-
3432 12-8-08-5-3

First month FREE 1BA/1BR in 4/4 spring/
summer Gainesville Place apt. Discounted
rent $499(negotiable)lncludes all utilities.
Move in ready in December. Call to see Apt
and meet female roommates 727-422-7705
12-9-08-5-3

$789 Arbor Lofts Sublease Jan 09-July
09. br/1 bath. 3 blocks from stadium, quiet
neighborhood, tons of parking.
contact kris tine at schiavonek@ufl.edu or
386-214-9910
12-10-08-6-3

$525 Utilities FREE! for master bedroom W/
private bathroom in 4b/2b house.SE 2nd PL
walk down town in 3 min bike to campus in 7
min buses 1 block away (321) 591 7007 or
E_G270@msn.com 12-9-5-3

Arbor Lofts. Only. 3 blocks from UF by the
football stadium!! lbed/lbath w/a large
living room and kitchen. Parking included.
Available now thru end of July. $749/month.
Please call, text, or e-mail: (239)249-0216 or
eweyl@ufl.edu 12-10-08-7-3

Arlington Square (2bl2ba) -$1025/mo-
UF Campus/Downtown Gainesville. Avail 12/
18/08. Utils not incl. Must be willing to take
over existing lease. Security deposit free.
Contact sean6cly@ufl.edu or 239-410-1603
2-9-08-30-3

1BR/1BA in a 2/2. $455/mo
Includes private study,
full kitchen & washer/dryer. 941-356-6672
12-10-08-6-3

$390 + util. 1/1 avail now til 8/1 in 3/3 POLOS
APTS. SW GV Williston Rd. bus to campus
quiet unfurn w/d in unit. $300 sublet fee
+ $45 apple fee no sec. deposit disc.for
Dec. (thepolosuf.com) (352)262-6515 12-
8-08-4-3

1BR in Lexington Crossings. Have your own
bathroom with fully furnished room. Located
in 4/4 male apartment. December rent FREE.
$499/mo price is negotiable. Desperate to
sell. 321-947-0077. Spring sublease 12-
10-08-6-3

LEASE TAKEOVER Mount Vernon
Apartments, 1B/1B $630 a month, partially
furnished, less than 1.2 miles from the sta-
dium, good until 07/09, option to extend, call
or text 386-589-5987 or jedi1987@ufl.edu
12-10-08-5-3


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Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-22-72-4


-:: 2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet,
cable TV, pool. Very Nice $425 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 1-6-
08-614

MUST SEE 1Bd/1Ba in nice 2/2.5 condo
1.5 mi from UF. W/D, internet, newer appls,
pool, open parking, condo fully furnished.
$550/mo + 1/2 utils. call Chris 5614459034
12-10-08-21-4


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EXTREMELY QUIET 1BD/IBA LIVEALONE
Jan 1- May 31 $595/MO and NO DEPOSIT
spacious bedroom with walk-in closet
Nice Kitchen w huge pantry
Call Chris at 407-587-6774 12-10-08-5-3

$330 1/1 in a 4/4 @ Gville Placel
female only; all utilities incl'd!
close to amenities (pool/gym/bus..)
sublease available now july 31,09
fully furnished; call 352-414-6550
12-10-5-3

1 BR/1 BA in 3/3 townhouse available for
spring/summer sublease. Great location
close to campus. Available furnished or un-
furnished. Oversized bedroom with double
closets, washer/dryer included. Rent is
$425, will sacrifice for $300 954-288-5889
12-10-08-5-3

Spring Sublease for one bedroom in a 3/3
furnished apt. at Gateway at Glades. $485
includes all utilities. Two female roommates.
Bus Routes 12 & 35. Available on Dec. 11th.
Call 727-236-0042. 12-10-5-3

Female to sublease 1 bedroom in 2 bedroom
apt. in The Estates on 20th Ave, spring/
summer 2009. $600/mo, furnished, poolside,
2nd floor, gated community. Call 321-431-
3390 or 321-431-6052 12-10-08-5-3

2 MONTHS FREE RENT! NO MOVE IN
FEES! 1/1 IN 2/2 @ HIDDEN LAKE $520
month w/ cable/internet. Washer/dryer, Dogs
ok, Pool, gym. Individual lease. Call Arthur
at 401-595-0588 www.hiddenlakeuf.com
12-10-5-3

1Br/1BA FURNISHED in a 4B/4B @
Gainesville Place apts. All INCLUSIVE
(utilities,cable,internet) $425/month
FLEXIBLE LEASE TERMS
mxracer@cfl.rr.com OR 321-302-1175 1-
20-08-14-3

Furnished 1/1 in 4/4 at Gainesville Place for
spring semester. Original sublease $540/mo
but available at $400/mo!! Includes utils.
Currently has 3 responsible male residents.
305-431-2193, gully12@ufl.edu 1-6-08-5-3

Need F to sublease 3/2 flat in Greenwich
Green for spring/summer. 383/mo.+utilities.
W/D in apt, wireless internet, BR furnished or
unfurnished, bus stop right outside complex.
Call Kat at 561-271-5708. 12-10-4-3

Bedroom available in 5BR/3BA house.
Located next to holiday inn at university and
13th. only 1 block walk to campus. $525/mo,
plus utilities. Cable and internet included.
available spring/summer. 954-303-2245 1-
6-08-5-3

Sublease in Royal Village 1 room in 4/2
female apt. Available now. First month free!
$499/mo incl all utilities. Roomies are quiet
and clean. Lease now-July. 239-405-1491.
12-10-3-3


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Walk/bike to class.Clean, quiet, engineering
student needs roommate for a 2/1 at Summit
House Condos on SW 16th Ave. $400/mo +
1/2 elec. & cable. $200 dep. Call Tim, 352-
843-0220 12-10-17-4

Non-smoking roommates to share 4/2 home.
$350/mo washer/dryer wifi cable office &
utils. 352-337-2937 or ssechat@aol.com.
12-8-08-15-4

ROCKWOOD VILLAS ROOM FOR RENT
M/F clean/mature needed ASAP for
3/3TwnH HUGE br PRVT bath PetsOK
wifi,NewApps,rte20,pool/ten/voll
450/mo+1/3util**NEG**3013056206 12-
9-10-4

Female roommate needed in condo
1 mile from UF, $455/MO includes
cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more
beautifully renovated, on bus route,
Available 1/1/09, ?262-2871 12-10-08-9-4

Roommate needed SPRING ONLY $535
SPRING+SUMMER $425.4BR/4BA Fully
furn. Util incl +internet,cable,
private bath,W/D,pool. 2 Bus rts
short ride to UF 954-593-3063 1-6-08-9-4

1 room in beautiful 2BR/1BA Downtown
condo.- Vaulted ceilings, sky lights, Italian
style floors. Close to library, UF, Shands, and
shopping. $450/mo mo to mo. Pets ok. walk
to popular spots dwntn festivals. 262 1351
1-6-08-9-4

HANDYMAN NEEDED Disc 4 wk Share 2/2
MH Furn rm avail now $200 N/R dep. $300/m
$75/wk incl util. 2 wk adv. laun/cook svc avail
N/A, N/S, N/D. Car a+ 30 day notice 2 vacate.
Nr bus/shops Sm caged pet ok 331-3666
12-10-6-4

FREE December Rent $475/MO M or F
roommate needed for Unfurnished room in
furn 3/2 condo @ Campus Edge, util cable &
wireless included. Complex has pool & gym.
laundry room in unit! Available now! 954-554-
6059 or aldraper@ufl.edu 12-10-08-6-4

Roommate needed 2BR/2.5Ba furn town-
home in Brighton Park on bus route to UF
every 15 mins. $400/mo + utils. Call Babby
352-665-0751 1-6-08-7-4

Walk to Shands, VA & UF campus. 2/2 first
floor corner, W/D, part furn. Avail Jan 09.
$800 + util. Flex'terms. SW 13th St & SW
16th Ave. 561-373-0979 1-6-08-6-4

Female needed for a great 4/2 house. DW,
W/D, and pool. Also includes utils. Very nice
neighborhood location. $390 to $495. 6 or 12
mo lease. Please call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030
1-7-08-7-4

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
1-6-08-5-4

Non-smoking, quiet roommate, m/f, needed
to share a 2 br/ 2bath townhouse asap. in the
Rockwood Villas on 62nd Blvd. $395/month.
MikeReed@cfl.rr.com 1-9-08-7-4

Roommate Needed. 2Br/2.5Ba fully fur-
nished (really nice) 2 story condo in Hailey
Gardens. $500/mo + cable and util. W/D
included in unit. Located just north of inter-
section of SW 24th Ave and SW 43rd st. No


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NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 12-10-
74-5






Brand new luxury condos starting at $220k.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
steel & concrete construction, alarm system.
-Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-5

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEWCONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt
Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
12-10-16-5

CONDOS AT UF
www.CONDOSatUF.com
- Matt & Tiffany Thomas, Bosshardt Realty
(352) 494-0194 or (352) 316-5556 2-17-
60-5

Rare condo 2350sf,3br/2.5b,ba/den
Lg 2car garnew 2-zone hvac, mins
to UF,Shands,VA-Immaculate
$309K/Call C.Z. Essoe 328-6946
Matchmaker Realty 372-3930 12-8-08-10-5

1 BR/1 BA CONDO
$85,000. 352-213-3943 12-8-5-5

3/2 split plan in NW Gainesville $196,000
Talbot district, Large Master Bed & Bath,
view of Pond & Woods, Bonus Room.
b.wunderlich@juno.com or 706.691.9784
1-8-08-7-5

Condos for sale near UF/Shandsl!
Many affordable units available.
Call Carolyn/Maureen at:
(352)284-4428 or (386)365-8590
@ Matchmaker Realty. 1-7-08-5-5


a ll Furnishings


BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-10-08-74-6

BED FULL SIZE $90 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846. 12-10-08-74-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT- $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
12-10-08-74-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 12-10-08-74-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
12-10-74-6

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 $1100
(352) 372-7490 12-10-08-74-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
12-10-08-74-6

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 12-
10-74-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-10-08-74-6


**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory 352-333-7516.
12-10-74-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 12-10-74-6

Bed- All New Kingl 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
12-10-74-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-10-08-
74-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-10-74-6

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
12-10-74-6

HOT TUB/SPA $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-10-74-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031'

SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 12-10-74-6

WIFE RAN AROUND I
All over town, looking for the best deals on
furniture and bedding. She found them at
-Dumas Discount Furniture and Bedding
1201 East Univ. Av 352-371-4422
12-10-08-74-6


a ll| Computers

CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S
Buy Sell Trade Any Condition
336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-22-
08-72-7




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CI MPuTER 5
12-10-74-7

Computer Help Fast Gatoriand Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
-www.GatorlandComputers.com 12-10-74-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
12-10-08-72-7


-I Bicycles

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)
12-10-74-9


M"1 For Sale

PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-10-08-74-10


UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/ 392-0370
4-22-08-72-10

PARTY SUPPLIES Complete line of
Bar Suppies, glassware, beer taps, draft
beer equipment. Professional Cooking
Utensils. R.W. Beaty Co 1206 N Main St.
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 M-F 8-5, Sa 10-3
12-10-74-10

AC/HEAT UNIT 220 Whirlpool
about 2'x2'. Cold BTU 17, 800, Heat BTU
- 15,000. Works great. (New $600) ASKING
$175/OBO. 352-529-9107 12-8-08-1-10


i Motorcycles, Mopeds


000000****** SCOOTERS 000******
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE. PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
12-10-08-74-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less**A***
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
12-10-08-74-11

***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these pricesI lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 12-10-
08-74-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UFI
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
12-10-08-74-11

***www.BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or .call
336-1271 for more info! 12-10-08-74-11

GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
service facility. We repair ALL brands of
scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 12-10-08-74-11

SWAMP CYCLES
New location Closest to campus.
Scooters-Service-Pickup-Parts-Acces more!
633 NW 13th Street
www.swampcycles.com
12-10-74-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Genuine,
Schwinn, others. 2 yr warrantees.
1024 S Main St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
12-10-08-74-11


M l ,Autos

*FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS*
*Running or notle
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12

CARS CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars


JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
0000***** YOU PAY ONLY $401110 0*00
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-10-08-74-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-22-72-12


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and
up. Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619
4-22-72-12

*****ATTENTION*****
OYOO SUN CITY AUTO SALESOYOOO
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
4-22-08-72-12

OPICK UP BED LINER All Star, black, fair
cond. 57"x95", fits Dodge Dakota $75/OBO
OPICK UP TOPPER great cond, silver
60"x91" fits S-10 longbed. $200/OBO.
Call 352-529-9107 12-8-08-3-12


2003 Honda Civic LX sedan 98k automatic,
AC, CD, silver with gray cloth, power every-
thing, very clean, $8,400 OBO 352.514.1800
- pics: lunadog@cox.net 1-8-9-12


$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For your unwanted cars
Junk!! Trucks, RVS & Wrecks!!!
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
12-10-08-5-12

01 Silver Honda Civic EX Coupe $7,995
71K. miles, high gas mileage. AC, power
windows and locks, front and side airbags,
sunroof, tinted windows. Brand new tires.
Must sell ASAP. Call Lori (352) 219-4911
12-10-08-3-12


rll Wanted


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-
10-74-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-22-
08-72-13

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!,
Contact 219-6948. 12-10-08-74-13

The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Flexible schedule.
Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested.

$$$Need Cash?$$$
I'll buy gold, jewelry, guns, cars/motorcycles,
or anything of value. Will pay cash on the
spot. Call (561) 252-3135 or (386) 972-6699
12-10-08-6-13.


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ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal-infor-
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alligator

FULL-TIME ACCOUNTING CLERK

Full-time position in accounts receivable.
Must be able to work from 8am-5pm, M-:.
This position combines billing with sales
related reports, cash receipts posting, mark-
ing up the paper, etc. Communication skills
with customers and students important.
QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets experi-
ence preferred.

Please send resume, along with a covet
letter, to: Business Office, The Independent
Florida Alligator, PO Box 14257, Gainesville,
FL 32604-2257. Email:
rmalloy@alligator.org AND
tcarey@alligator.org or
Fax 352-376-4556.
No phone calls please.
EOE

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-22-72-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for
various positions. Flexible schedules and
competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more
at www.gleim.com/employment 12-10-08-
74-14

Political/Commercial Call Center
Phone reps needed ASAP Politibal & Corp
Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential.
352/371-5888 Xl11, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 12-
10-74-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life

Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
1-6-08-74-14

PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Depot 1-6-08-74-14

Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today! No sales,
opinion research only! Flexible
Scheds! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6769 ex 4081 Call Now!
1-6-74-14

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th S. 372-
1226 4-22-08-72-14

Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print andlor web editions
right thru our website!


3432 N Main St. www.carrsmitn.com Just go to
4-2CARRSMTHAUTO SALES373-1150 Warriors for Christ www.alligator.org/classifieds
Visa and Mastercard accepted.
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000 Help Feed the Homeless Visa and Mastercard accepted.
SELECT MOTOR CAR Work Program BARTENDING
THE YELLOW BUILDING In the Downtown Plaza Sunday at 4pm $250 A DAY POTENTIAL
2715 N MAIN 377-1616 Contributions would be greatly appreciated No experience necessary, training provided.
www.selectmotorcar.us to help with our community project 800-965-6520 ext 138 1-6-08-74-14
12-10-08-74-12 Monetary Gifts Welcomed*
Canned Goods Blankets Etc CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! Mail to: 3207 NW 53rd Ave, Gville 32605 own time & pace in your own home! To get
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. WILL PICK UP TOOl program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622 For information call Pastor John 246-6623 online program visit www.lapcnatraining.com
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14, ALLIGATOR N MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2UC8


Help Wanted


www.gatorsneedjobs.com
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
1-6,75-14

DOMINO'S PIZZA
Now hiring future managers. 8 locations
serving Gainesville 352-283-0077 12-10-
08-74-14

DOMINO'S
Now hiring Delivery Drivers $12-$16/hr. You
needa great attitude & dependable car. Hiring
lunch, dinner & late night shifts. Our closing
drivers earn $100 per night. Apply @ any of
our 8 location or @ gatordominos.com/jobs.
12-10-08-74-14

Tired of Working Retail?
Local real estate co. hiring part-time Sales &
Leasing Associates. Need previous sales
or retail exp & outgoing personality. No real
estate exp req (training provided). Bonuses
& benefits. Send resume, cover letter & avail
schedule to hr@trimarkproperties.com
4-22-72-14

CLEANING JOBS
All around cleaning & lauridy FT/PT. Sun -
Fri, 12pm-7pm $7/hr. Call 256-3323 for more
info and interview. 12-10-08-38-14


Earn $1000-$3200 a month
to drive new cars with ads.
www.AdCarCity.com 12-8-30-14

Software Developer, P/T or F/T
For small medical software company in
Gainesville. Full .or part time with flexible
scheduling. Experience with VB6 and/or SQL
are a plus. www.oandp.com/careers 1-6-
08-21-14

GET A FREE CLASSIFIED AD!
AND
HELP FEED THE NEEDY
FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Bring in 5 non-perishable food items and
O get a coupon for a
One Day Basic Classified Ad
,,pth Print AND Web Versions
Coupons are valid through July 31, 2009.
Donations must be brought to
The Indepent Florida Alligator office at
1105 West University Ave between
8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Food drive runs through Dec. 10, 2008
You CAN make a difference:)
Coupon value is $9.00
Proceeds go to
Gainesville Harvest

SANDY'S SAVVY CHIC RESALE
BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING. Great working
environment. PT/FT positions available. $7-
$7.50/hr + incentives. 352-372-1226 2906
NW-13tfhSt. 12-10-08-14-14

Orange and Blue Textbooks is taking applica-
tions for Spring Semester book rush. Looking
for upbeat, experienced cashiers, floor and
shipping people. Apply in person at the store.
309 NW 13th Street. Availability during the
semester break a plus. 1-7-15-14

Spring09 SALES INTERNS
Breakthrough leadership co. needs asser-
tive interns to help generate leads in top
US companies. http://perthleadership.org/
internsales.htm 12-10-08-13-14

RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS
*Part-time hourly work
*Flexible schedules
*$8ian hour to start
Apply online at RGIS.COM 12-10-08-12-14

WEB DEVELOPERS Wanted at UF's Center
for Instructional Technology and Training.
Familiarity with Dreamweaver, CSS,
XHTML and Photoshop required.
Portfolio links must be included with
application. Full or part time positions.
Pay starts at $10.00 per hour.
jksmith@ufl.edu, online application at
htfp://www.citt.ufl.edu/employment.php.
12-10-08-12-14


M 1 Help Wanted


Holiday Help
Great Pay
Work in Gville or Htown
over winter break. PT/FT
Resume Builder, No exp neces,
Conditions apply
www.workforstudents.com
352-872-6655
12-10-10-14

Sun Country Sports is hiringI All programs,
all levels. Office, Gymnastics, Rockwall,
Cheerleading, Tumbling, Dance, Afterschool,
leaning/Maintenance, Drivers & more.
Applications available online at
www.suncountrysports.com. Fill one out
today and bring to either location.
12-10-08-9-14

File Clerk needed FT or PT for busy family
practice. HS Diploma or GED required
along with one year experience in office
environment. Needs proficient computer
skills, accurate typing and spelling. Fax
resume to 352-333-6080 or email to
apply432@yahoo.com
12-8-08-5-14

*MOVIE EXTRAS NEEDED!*
All looks and ages wanted for films. No
experience needed. Earn from $150 to
$250/day. Call now! 1-888-268-5460 ext 319
1-7-08-9-14
UF Survey Research Center
Telephone Interviewers
NO.SALES
$8.00-$8.50/hr
Students and Non-Students
(352)-392-2908 Ext: 105
408 W. University Ave. Suite 106
12-8-7-14

T/TH 8 to 6 NANNY
must start Tue 01-06 thru April;
infant exp req.
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix, sched. gnv@nanoneone.com 1-6-08-
8-14

Bilingual NANNY: Eng/Russ or
Eng/Ger; 20-30 hrs/ M-F 9-3pm;
$10/hr; inf exp req; e-mail res, pix, sched;
Noah's Ark Nanny gnv@nanoneone.com
1-6-08-8-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT.

Approx 25 hr/wk, afternoons and some Sat
mornings. Tasks include taking rent pay-
ments, answering phone, filing, writing let-
ters. Min 1-yr commitment expected. Starting
pay $7.50/hr. Good PT job for student. Please
send resume and cover Itr to Gore-Rabell
Real Estate, 909 NW 6th St, Gvl 32601.
Email rabell@atlantic.net or fax to 378-2411.
No phone calls please. 1-6-08-7-14

PIANO TEACHER WANTED
Instruction required in NW home. 3 miles
from campus for middle school child. Please
email resume to paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
12-10-08-5-14

Outgoing energetic with adv/PR major or exp
in field for paid internship w/ local company.
Start immediately. Flex hrs. 6-10 hrs/wk.
You'll be working for UF grad. Email resume
to soofinc@yahoo.com 1-6-08-6-14

ONLINE FITNESS COACHES WANTED:
A nationally known infomercial company
is looking for people to help motivate their
customers. No experience Necessaryl NO
SELLING NO INVENTORY Make great
money working from your locationI Call Joel
at:(352) 486-1587 12-8-3-14

*IT/Programming Internship. Local invest-
ment firm seeks individual to work PT/FT
with SQL, HTML, ASP, databases, servers,
and networks. 2+ yrs exp pref. $15-20 per
hour + bonuses, long term capability. Fax re-
sume to 352-378-4156,* 1-30-08-21-14


Work While the Kids Are at School
9-12 M-F
Great Office Enviroment
Mailroom Duties, 15-20 hrs per week
Call for Interview: 352-327-3595 1-6-08-
5-14


Ml Help Wanted


SERVER
Experienced & friendly. Hiring for January.
Train now & be off for the holidays. Apply in
person b/t 3-5. Napolatanos 606 NW 75th St.
1-12-08-9-14

KITCHEN HELP
Experienced & reliable for nights & week-
ends. Apply in person b/t 3-5. Napolatanos
606 NW75th St. 1-12-08-9-14

Help wanted for serious hardworking trust-
worthy student. Gen/const labor, carpentry,
chainsaw work & heavy lifting. $7-$7.50/hr.
PT, flex hrs. 376-6183, 327-2931 *for student
only, if you are in Gville during the break*-
12-8-08-2-14

COURIER
PT position. Mon.-Fri., 12 to 5. Must have
valid FL driver's license. Friendly, energetic,
reliable person needed. Apply in person:
Contemporary Mgmt. Concepts 13400
Progress Blvd. Alachua 12-10-08-4-14

PT transcriptionist (75+ wpm) needed for
psychology practice in Gville area. Flexible
hrs, ideal for student. References required.
Fax resume (352)373-1237 or email at
combehserv@gmail.com 1-6-08-4-14

housekeeper / NANNY needed
$11/hr M-F 12 to4; need refs, DL,
Spanish/Eng speaking, must be legal;
e-mail resumephoto, to Noah's Ark
gnv@nanoneone.com 1-6-08-4-14


E ll 1 Services

IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable'
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-22-72-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen & jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-equestrian.com 4-22-74-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details expresstrainingservices.com
4-22-08-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
1-6-75-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality. instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 4-22-72-15

**GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Local and long distance moving
One item or a houseful!
10% off with this ad! FL Reg IM 19
Call Nowl 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
4-22-08-72-15

T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
Greeks-Sports-Clubs-Bands
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle)
1-6-75-15

HORSE BOARDING
12 x 12 stall cement block barn. Good grass
turnout with room to runI Limited # of stalls
available. 352-472-2627 for info & directions.
1-6-08-75-15

PENNY PINCHER
CLEANING SERVICE
Residential Commercial Move-Outs
Complete Cleaning Service Licensed
Penny Biggs 727-8392 1-6-75-15
HYPNOTIST Stop- smoking. Improve
memory & concentration. Elminate bad hab-
its. Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079 1-6-75-15


-t Services


GAINESVILLE DERMATOLOGY
AESTHETIC CENTER
352-333-3223 (FACE)
Laser Hair Removal*Cosmetic Fillers
Botox*Acne Scar Treatments*Facials
12-10-08-73-15


*f Personals


*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-22-72-18


SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES


SPEEDING TICKETS? University Opticians
Sharon Ruth, Esq. 300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
352-494-8848 12-10-08-74-18
1-6-75-15


IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas
Employment Visas-Naturalization
Richard Ruth, Esq. 352-335-6748
www.ruthlaw.com
1-6-75-15

***** MOVING? *****
000000****** FREEWAY MOVING 000000******
You'll love our low rates & references. Student
Discount. Call 352-256-0999. Lic #1M707
12-10-23-15

GOLF INSTRUCTION
28 yrs exp. Golf School Available- Authorized
Mizuno Dealer. Student Discounts. Contact
Britt Mims Turkey Creek 352-246-8682
12-10-13-15

Trying to brush up on a foreign language?
Tutoring in Spanish,German & others. 6
Years language teaching experience. Call
Scott 862-324-5163 $20/hour. 12-10-08-
8-15

Gator Slide Farm: Horse boarding. Owner
housing. Dressage, stadium jumping, X-
country. Lessons/schooling opportunities.
Feeding/mucking mitigate monthly charges.
Visitors always welcome. Contact Dibbie
352.466.3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com. 1-9-
08-10-15

Absolute Value Automotive
Majorlminor auto repairs ASE cert. Free
pickup & delivery of your car. UF grad
owned. Lowest price guaranteed. All
makes/models. 9420 NW 13th St 379-3130
1-30-08-23-15


H [ Health Services


HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County-Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-22-72-16

THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $119! -
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
12-10-74-16

ABORTION
Pill and Surgical
Women doctors 372-1664.
Breads and Roses Women Health Center


MI Event Notices


UF Study Abroad Program in France
Summer 2009: Open to all majors
For more info: www.drweigold.com
12-9-08-7-20


| i Entertainment

WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
12-10-08-74-21

SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun 1pm-6pm
Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand
gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044
1-30-08-74-21

Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better Call 371-2092
4-22-08-72-21

00*** BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK 00*
$189 5-Days or $239 7-Days. All prices
include: Round trip luxury cruise with
food. Accommodations on the island at
your choice of thirteen resorts.
Appalachia Travel 1-800-867-5018.
www.BahamaSun.com #ST35585
3-4-08-86-21

BAHAMA SPRING BREAK SALE ,
$200 Sale! Includes Roundtrip
Cruise, 4 Nights Beachfront
Hotel, Meals & #1 Parties!
Text Message: SPRINGBREAK
to 313131 to redeem sale!
Limited Space, Book Now!
1-877-997-8747
www.XtremeTrips.com
FL Seller of Travel Reg No ST35430
1-22-28-21


V 7Tickets


GATOR ALUMNI NEEDS FOOTBALL TIX
ALL GAMES HOME/AWAY
352-235-0033 12-10-08-58-22

Alumni from Key West

Looking for SEC tix.
2 pairs or 4 together. 305-766-5284 12-
8-7-22


.F Rides


www.breadroses.com
12-10-68-16

ALTER EGO FITNESS DOWNTOWN
Limited time offer: $199 per yr; add 2nd
person $149; add 3rd $49. 101 SE 2nd PI, GMG TRANSPORT
behind Hippodrome. 692-5837 Must men- Cheapest fixed price in town to So. FL.
tion: Premier Gym 1-6-08-6-16 Buy tickets on line, over the phone, in per-
son. $35 One Way $45 Rount Trip.
S1 Regular and Reverse Trips One Price
Typing Services www.gmgtrans.com 352-215-8196
12-10-74-23


SAME DAY SERVICE (When Possible):
*Transcription, typing. 0 Desktop pub: bro-
chures, newsletters, flyers, ads, logos, graph-
ics, books. 0 Resume service. 20 years exp.
0 Connie 271-2677 cgraphix@bellsouth.net
12-10-9-17


Personals


MIAMI BUS SERVICE
R/T $40 O/W $30 352-335-8116
Family owned over 10 years.
www.miamibusservice.com
Reserve online or by phone
12-10-08-60-23


M ill i Pets s


HIV ANTIBODY TESTING BOXER PUPPIES
Alachua County Health Dept. Call 3 females. 8 weeks old. For sale. Call 352-
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) 226-0684 12-8-08-10-24






MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 15


Gators prepare for high-scoring Sooners offense, QB Sam Bradford


BCS, from page 1


"Zero sleep," Meyer said. "And
when I say zero, zero. ... It's an
imperfect system, but I think it's a
system that's functional right now.
You just never know."
This team's season was defined
back in September after a loss to
Mississippi. At that point, Meyer
did not think he had a team that
could get to a national champion-
ship game.
"I didn't see the same maturity
level (as I do now)," Meyer said. "I
saw a very talented group, but I was
hoping it would develop into this."
After reeling off nine straight


wins in dominant fashion, the Gators
were rewarded Sunday night.
When the UF logo appeared on
the giant projector screen alongside
Oklahoma's in the Gator Room
inside the Heavener Complex, play-
ers raised their arms in the air and
cheered. Their steak dinners could
wait.
Mike and Maurkice Pouncey
walked around the room giving
thumbs up to all who would look,
then walked to fellow offensive line-
men Phil Trautwein and Jim Tartt to
give them congratulatory shoulder
rubs.
Percy Harvin, sprained right
ankle and all, hobbled over to that
side of the room, a smile on his. face.
Players jostled for position around


Meyer as he prepared for his live
television interview.
It was almost as if UF were con-
tinuing its rampant celebration from
Saturday night's victory. ,
Now, the Gators have more than
four weeks off before facing what
may be their toughest challenge yet.
Fans have been asking to see
a matchup of teams from the
Southeastern Conference and Big 12
Conference all season. Ask, and ye
shall receive.
The Sooners bring a Heisman-
hopeful quarterback in Sam
Bradford, who leads the country's
best offense into South Florida.
Oklahoma has put up at least 58
points in its last six games, including
victories against No. 8 Texas Tech,


No. 13 Oklahoma State and No. 25
Missouri in the last three weeks.
"Our defense, we like to have
challenges," UF cornerback Joe
Haden said.
"People are saying (Alabama)
wasn't a really good
offense, so we want
to play against one
of the best offenses
Football so' we can really
prove how good our
defense is."
A second national championship
.in three years is not out of the ques-
tion if UF's defense is able to hold
down Oklahoma like it did Alabama
in the SEC Championship Game.
As Saturday's revelry wound
down, defensive end Carlos Dunlap


held the SEC Championship trophy
aloft to the hundreds of fans still
remaining as he walked into the
locker room.
Inside, Dunlap admitted the win
had not hit him yet.
Junior running back Brandon
James piped up from the other side
of the room.
"It'll hit your ass when you get
back to Gainesville," James said.
They're back in Gainesville now,.
and the victory is all behind them.
Perhaps one more victory is
ahead, and that one could elevate
this team's status to the greatest in
school history.
"Miami sounds real good,"
Haden said Saturday.
See you there.


UF31 0 ALABAMA,20


Score by Quarters 1
Alabama 10
UF 7


3 4
10 0
0 14


lrwing summary
First quarter
08:17 UF- Ca. Moore, 3 yd pass from Tebow
07:23 UA Coffee, 18 yd run
08:17 UA Tiffin, 30 yd field goal
Second quarter
08:59 UF Phillips, 19 yd field goal
02:59 UF Nelson, 5 yd pass from Tebow
Third quarter
06:20 UA Ingram, 2 yd run
00:08 UA -Tiffin, 27 yd field goal
Fourth quarter
09:21 UF Demps, 1 yd run
02:50 UF-Cooper, 5 yd pass from Tebow


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First downs
Rushing attempts
Net yards rushing
Passing yards
Total offensive yards
Fumbles: Number-lost
Penalties: Number-yards
Possession time


UF
19
9
142
8
358
0-0
,6-45
32:04


) Alabama


Rushing NO Gain Loss Net TD LG 'AVG
Tebow 17 62 5 57 0 14 3.4
Demps 14 54 1 53 1 12 3.8
Moody 4 23 0 23 0 10 5.8
James 3 7 0 7 0 4 2.3
Murphy 1 4- 0 4 0 4 4.0
Rainey 2 0 3 -3 0 0 -1.5

Passing Att-Comp YDS TD INT
Tebow 25-12 187 0 1

ReceMng NO YDS TD LG
Murphy 4 86 0 34
Hernandez 3 43 0 22
Nelson 3 27 1 13
Cooper 2 56 1 51
Moore, C. 1 3 1 3
Moore, K. 1 1 0 1

Punting NO YDS AVG LG
Henry 3 143 47.7 57

Making the grade
Quarterbacks A
*mRunning backs B
Receivers A
Offensive line A
Defensive line B
Linebackers B
Secondary A
Special teams C+
Coaching A


Alabama
18
11
136
7
323
0-0
2-31
27:56


Rushing NO Gain Loss Net TD LG AVG
Coffee 21 112 0 112 1 18 5.3
Ingram 8 21 0 21 1 9 2.6
Wilson 3 13 11 2 0 9 0.7
Fitzgerald 33 147 11 136 2 18 4.1

Passing Att-Comp YDS TD INT
Wilson 25-12 187 0 1

Receiving NO YDS TD LG
Jones 5 124 0 64
Walker 3 37 0 17
Hanks 3 19 0 10
Coffee 1 7 0 7

Punting NO YDS .AVG LG
Fitzgerald 4 164 41.0 47

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leader on defense, too. And the kickoff team.
You see us in the huddle, you're going to see
Tebow coming in. It's not even in the stat
sheet, it's just being around him, his love for
the game."
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2008


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Gators take

home SEC crown

By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

ATLANTA Urban Renewal has paved
the way for Urban Domination.
One of the more historic runs in recent
college football history continued Saturday
afternoon as then-No. 2 UF outlasted then-
No. 1 Alabama 31-20 in front of 75,892
orange, blue, crimson and white fans at the
Georgia Dome, clinching the Gators' spot in
the National Championship Game on Jan. 8
against Oklahoma.
And this time they did it in a whole new
way. They won by coming from behind.
Trailing 20-17 at the start of the fourth
quarter, the Gators were 15 scoreless min-
utes away from a probable Sugar Bowl bid
that would've left them in the hallows of
"should'ves" and "would'ves."
"We really haven't had to play in the
fourth quarter for a long time," cornerback
Joe Haden said.
Tim Tebow must've been saving up his
fourth-quarter energy for a long time, then.
Tebow was about as perfect as a signal-
caller can be in a quarter as.he led the Gators
on two scoring drives, sealing the biggest UF
win since the Gators' National Championship
Gi victory two years ago.
The two drives engineered by Tebow
totaled 19 plays and 127 yards and gobbled
up 10:24 of dock. Tebow kept the ball in his
hands on 9 of those nineteen plays.
"I don't know the entire history of the
University of Florida," UF coach Urban
Meyer said, "but I can imagine that drive arid
that fourth quarter will go. down as one of the
greatest ever at University of Florida."
That fourth quarter left UF's Heisman
winner all tuckered out, too. As has become
tradition, Tebow took a victory lap but
.this time he did so after playing the fourth


TURNING THE TIDE


UF senior wide receiver Louis Murphy (bottom) and other UF players celebrate after their 31-20 win in the Southeastern Confer-
ence Championship Game against Alabama in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday.


quarter rather than standing on the sidelines
waiting for 15 minutes.
"That was practically the hardest part of
the day," Tebow said of the victory lap. "I was
getting so tired."
So was Alabama's defense. The Gators
came in as the team with speed, but they left
with much more.
"The only reason they looked past our


toughness is because (of) our speed," Haden
said. "Our speed outweighs our toughness,
but that doesn't mean we're not tough. We
can still be fast and tough at the same time.
We're just as tough. We can still be pretty and
tough at the same time."
Unfortunately for the Tide, they found
that out the hard way.
"They say we weren't tough. They say we


weren't physical," said senior wide receiver
Louis Murphy, who had a team-high 86 re-
ceiving yards. "Today, we out-toughed and
out-physically played them."
While the critics will now stop talking
about the Gators' lack of physicality, they'll
just keep on yapping about the Gators'
speed.
SEE SEC, PAGE 17


Tebow's comeback fourth quarter fills gaping hole in resume


ATLANTA -
The Southeastern Conference
Championship was hyped as an
old-school-versus-new-school
clash, but in the end, there was
only one major difference between
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 UF.
Without top playmaker Percy
Harvin in the lineup, the Gators'
electrifying brand of football
disappeared. The Crimson Tide
defense's closing speed made mis-


direction runs, sweeps and option
plays largely ineffective.
But UF had a trump card: quar-
terback Tim Tebow.
"The Chosen One" delivered
the performance coach Urban
Meyer and UF fans expected
when Tebow first shipped off to
dainesville three years ago, throw-
ing for 216 yards and three touch-
downs on 14-of-22 passing in the
Gators' 31-20 win.
Alabama's John Parker Wilson


W didn't play
"-- poorly, tal-
lying 187
S, yards on 12-
of-25 pass-
ing, but his
Mike McCall performance
McCall-in' It w a sn t
Like I See It enough to
balance out
mmccall@alligator.org Tebow.
In the
fourth quarter, Wilson was sacked


twice (though one was called
back), completed just one of his
four passes and threw an inter-
ception on the Crimson Tide's
final offensive play. Tebow led two
60-plus yard touchdown drives to
give the Gators the lead and put
the game away.
"When the score is 20-17, we
didn't finish like we needed to,
and they did," Alabama coach
Nick Saban said. "And (Tebow)
made a lot of those plays."


The fourth quarter filled in a
few holes on Tebow's resume as a
starting quarterback, as he added
an SEC title as well as a come-
from-behind win, the absence of
which has plagued him since high
school.
At St. Augustine Nease High,
Tebow's Panthers were on the los-
ing end of close games more often
than not, and it was much the same

SEE MIKE, PAGE 17


NFL
Dolphins 16
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Jaguars 10
Bears 23


* The UF swim teams finished off
their run at Nationals on Saturday,
with the women claiming national
titles in three different races. For
more, check the Web site.


Today's question: Which team would have made the best oppo- Percent (Votes)
nent for the Gators in the National Championship Game? UF 2 10 72% (149)
UF <10 23% (47)
Friday's question: What will be the result of the SEC Champion- Bama win 6% (12)
ship Game? (see right for results)






MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 17


Receivers rise to challenge without injured Harvin


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

ATLANTA Somehow, UF has discov-
ered even more offensive firepower.
On a day when the Gators needed to re-
place the irreplaceable, they did. .
With star do-it-all junior Percy Harvin side-
lined with a high right ankle sprain, then-No.
2 UF opened up its toy chest of playmakers
and discovered a few new, shiny knickknacks
in its 31-20 win Saturday afternoon in the
Southeastern Conference Championship.
Juniors David Nelson, Riley Cooper and
Carl Moore each caught one of Tim Tebow's
three total touchdowns.
"We can't replace Percy," Cooper said.
"That's obvious."
The Gators did their best to make that a
vague concept against the Crimson Tide.
And it wasn't just the fact that they caught
the touchdowns, it was when they did it.
Cooper caught what ended up being the
game-clinching score with 2:50 left on third-
and-goal from the 5.
That catch made the game 31-20 and of-
ficially put it out of reach for Alabama's run-
oriented offense.
Moore's catch that gave the Gators the
momentum at the beginning of the game, and


MIKE, from page 16


story for the last two seasons at UF.
In losses to Auburn and LSU in
2007, Tebow had late chances to lead
the Gators to victory, and another
shot at last-minute heroics fell short in
September against Mississippi.
But Tebow wasn't to be denied in the
biggest game of, his career, turning in a
clutch performance.
All three of his touchdown tosses
came on third downs, and he converted
on all three of his third-down rushing
attempts. And when the Gators faced ad-
versity in the fourth quarter for the first
time in more than two months, Tebow
went to work, completing all five of his
passes for 72 yards.
He put the nail in the Crimson Tide's
coffin with a 5-yard scoring strike to
roommate Riley Cooper with 2:50 re-
maining.
"That fourth quarter was vintage Tim
Tebow," coach Urban Meyer said.
In two of the game's key moments,


Nelson's grab put Florida up at halftime.
"I basically told (the team), this is it," said
Harvin, who addressed the team before the
game. "Don't come back in the locker room if
you ain't leave it all out on the field or you'll
have to face me and look me in the eye and tell
me you hadn't given everything."
Just a few weeks ago, it was hard for even
Nelson himself to see this coming. Nelson has
been known as a blocking receiver, but the
past few weeks he showed he can do more.
"I didn't come in a su-
Gators perstar. I didn't come in a
'.-.: [ *.-" starter," Nelson said. "I just
stepped in for Percy It's an
unbelievable feeling."
With the way Nelson has been playing, it's
a feeling that may continue.
The trio of Moore, Cooper and Nelson were
quiet early and some even expected Moore,
one of the top-rated junior college players in
the country last year, to start but those three
are starting to find a groove.
"Now playing, actually doing something,
it's special," Nelson said
Making plays can take its toll on you,
though.
"I was so out of breath celebrating, I sort of
had to push everybody away," Cooper said.
Maybe he should gasp for air more often.


Tebow drew enough attention from
the defense to open up lanes for others.
When defenders ran fo him on a third-
and-5, he flipped a shovel pass to tight
end Aaron Hernandez for a 6-yard gain.
Two plays later, Tebow drew the same
attention on a run to his left, and when
he pitched to running back Jeff Demps,
there was nobody left to keep the speed-
ster from the end zone.
That score was UF's first of the sec-
ond half, putting the Gators ahead 24-20.
When they got the ball back a few min-
utes later with their lead intact, words
weren't necessary.
"He doesn't have to say anything,"
receiver David Nelson said. "He has this
quiet confidence and this aura about him
where you know that he's going to lead
you to victory. When he steps in that
huddle, everybody respects him and
trusts him, so when he looks you in the
eye, you know it's time to go to work."
Now Tebow will have a chance
to round out his legacy in the BCS
Championship Game, and there's no
reason to think he won't be the difference
in that contest as well.


V -.1
Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
UF wide receiver David Nelson runs after a reception in the Gators' 31-20 win against
Alabama in the 2008 SEC Championship Game in the Georgia Dome on Saturday.


UF gives up just 4.1 yards per rush


SEC, from page 16

With the emergence of other receivers
such as Riley Cooper and David Nelson,
the potential return of Percy Harvin in
the title game is going to make Oklahoma
quiver while watching tape.
"We didn't want to come out here
today and risk anything serious," Harvin
said. "So I'll be ready for the National
Championship Game."
When offensive linemen Carl Johnson
and Marcus Gilbert chest-bumped each
other, you could almost see the Gators'
past opponents squashed in the middle.
Now nobody is standing between them
and a trip to the national championship.
"If we don't prepare the right way and
we make mistakes and we play without
our energy and our passion, they can
beat us then," middle linebacker Brandon
Spikes said. "If we come out and hitting all
our keys and playing with a lot of passion,
they can't beat us."
That's something Alabama coach
Nick Saban found out the hard way. The
Crimson Tide ran the ball well, totaling 136
yards on the ground, but UF's depleted de-


fensive line rarely had a total breakdown.
UF gave up just 4.1 yards per rush.
When you're going against UF's of-
fense, however, you have to run the ball
better than that to control the clock and
keep the ball out of the Gators' hands.
"Man, we had them covered about as
well as you can cover them," said Saban,
referring to UF's fourth-quarter drives.
"That ball is in a small space that tti

Now the Gators are
one game away from
their second- national
title in three years.
"They got one more
game to go," said for-
mer UF quarterback
Chris Leak, who was
Leak the starting signal-caller
on the 2006 title team.
For Meyer, who was hired four years
ago, this is just another chapter in what's
becoming a novel of achievements.
"This will go down as one of the great
wins in Florida football history," Meyer
said.
Just wait until January. Meyer might
have to say those words again.


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UF advances to Round of 16 after weekend sweeps


* THE GATORS WILL FACE NO. 2
STANFORD ON FRIDAY.

By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

For weeks, UF coach Mary Wise has paid
lip service to the remarkable improvement of
her team during the last three months, but
now she has something tangible to measure
it by.
On Sept. 13, Colorado State sent UF home
from its two-game road trip on the wrong
end of a sweep. It was the first time out of
Florida for the Gators' six true freshmen, and
1g looked like a team depending on a large
contingent of first-year talent.
Saturday night, the Gators (27-3) got a
. chance to prove how far they have come
when they squared off with the Rams (23-7) in


.I With that performance against the No. 1
team in the country. Tebow might have
conviniced some voters to give him the
Heisman. All inree of his touchdowns
came on third downs inside Ine 10-yard
line, ano ne also haa three thira-down
runs and one third-down pass thar
earned his team first downs. In his first
. *ever comeback win after enteringithe
S' fourth quarter behind. Tebow helped
QB, Jr. send UF to Miami for me BCS National
Championship Game.
6 14-22 passing, 216 yds, 3 TDs, 17 rushes, 57 yds


the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
UF returned the favor, sweeping (25-21,
25-17, 25-23) Colorado State in the O'Connell
Center in front of a modest crowd of fans
that wasn't busy celebrating the UF football
team's win in the Southeastern Conference
Championship Game. The Gators also swept
Florida A&M in the opening round.
UF advances to regional play, which is
held in Fort Collins, Colo., for the 17th time
in Wise's 18 years as coach.
The No. 11 Gators will take on No. 2
Stanford on Friday in the regional semifinals
and will take on No. 6 Hawaii or No. 10
Purdue if they advance.
"They're a young team, but I think they
' played with a great deal more maturity to-
night than they did when they were at our
place," Colorado State coach Tom Hilbert
said.
The biggest surprise of the night wasn't
that UF found a way to top Colorado State, it


In a game where the Gators' defens-ve
tackle rosier was down to just four
players, Cunningnfam made up for ri
Dy putting tle pressure on Albanma
quarterback John Parker Wilson from
tne outside. Cunningham got the
game's only sack on Wilson late in the
fourth quarter. erfeciively ending any
chance of a Crimson Tide comeback. H
ITIn[Jim would have Iainld anotiner .f he Gators
DE, Jr. weren't flagged on one play in the fourth
quanei ana he rusneri Wilson into
throwing a game-ending imercepuon to Joe Haden.
5 tackles, 1 sack-


was the way the Gators defeated the Rams.
UF out-blocked Colorado State nine to
five after being out-blocked in the first meet-
ing 12 to two.
"I don't know which stat is more surpris-
ing, the fact that we had
nine blocks or the fact
that they had only five,"
Wise said. "Both are pretty
amazing."
In addition to the domi-
nance at the net, the Gators
sided out extremely well
and didn't allow the Rams
to run points in the serve game.
Colorado State aided UF's sideout success
by recording 12 service errors and just two
aces. By comparison, the Gators committed
only three errors against four aces.
As they have all season, UF's freshman
class had a huge impact on the outcome.
Setter Kelly Murphy and outside hitter


WR, Jr.


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Galors' oher wide ieceivres and
running bacld needed 0o .leo up ito
conquer the Tide Cooper did just
that. Witn a huge 51-vard reception
down ine right sideline that lead o a
field goal for Ine Gators ano a Pey
touchdown catcn on uhid-ana goal .to
puti he Gatiors up 11. Cooper maae
his impact.


Colleen Ward showed just how far they have
come as a unit.
"I know we always talk about having a
young team, because we are a young team,
but I don't even think of them as freshmen
anymore," senior middle blocker Kelsey
Bowers said. "They're so mature now, and
it's great playing with them, they're right on
pace with everyone else."
Ward logged seven kills on a team-high
.429 hitting percentage and added six digs
on defense.
"We tried to pick on her a little bit, and it
didn't work out very well," Hilbert said.
Murphy put down eight kills on a .353
hitting percentage, dished out 13 assists and
dug out five balls in her usual well-rounded
performance.
"That's the best recruiting class in the
United States," Hilbert said. "We know all
those players. We did not underestimate
Florida. We know they're good."


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B. Spikes, 12 Carlos Dunlop, 2
Percy Harvin, 12 B. Hicks, 2
B. James, 8 J. Jenkins, I
Jeff Demps, 6. Louis Murphy, I
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UF FOOTBALL

Defense steps up in fourth quarter to stop Alabama


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org

ATLANTA. Joe Haden
thought his ankle was ruined.
UF's cornerback was squirm-
ing in pain midway through the
second quarter on the Georgia
Dome turf, teammates crowding
around him to see if he was OK.
No. 1 UF's entire defense was
hurting at that point in the game,
as then-No. 1 Alabama was rack-
ing up rushing yards at will be-
hind running back Glen Coffee.
But Haden got back up. He
tested his ankle on the sideline,
ran a few sprints and when the
trainers asked if he could con-
tinue, he answered definitively.
"I was like, 'Yeah, I can go,'"
Haden said. "I didn't know if I
was gonna get out of this (with-
out) my ankle having to get cut
off."
Nothing that dramatic had to
happen. Haden recovered in time
to break up a pass and make a
tackle on Alabama's next drive.
"I. was going to get hurt even
worse if I was thinking about
it," Haden said. "I just had to go
out there and just act like I was
healthy."
The UF defense recovered, too,
in time to stonewall Alabama's
running backs.
Coffee, who had dominated
up the middle and collected 110


yards in the first three quarters,
finished the game with 112 and
couldn't add to Alabama's final
tally of 20 points.
"Twenty points against that
outfit?" coach Urban Meyer said.
"We'll take that and go."
And even when the Crimson
Tide passing game tried to get
things going late, the Gators' dec-
imated defensive line down to
just four healthy tackles had
an answer.
Alabama quarterback John
Parker Wilson completed just a
single pass for 10 yards in the
game's final frame, and the Tide
ran just seven plays.
Defensive end Carlos Dunlap
laughed when he recalled how
crazy he made Wilson in the final
minutes.
"I knew I had to get back
and get in his face, otherwise he
would make the plays," Dunlap
said.
"I figured I had to make the
play first."
Defensive tackle Brandon
Antwine, who tore his ACL
against FSU on Nov. 29, was
standing on the sidelines with
"SEC 2008" shaved into his head.
After the game, he leaned on
crutches, rolling down his face.
"It's family_ effort," Antwine
said. "I wouldn't say team effort.
We're a family, man."
In Alabama's final drive,
UF defensive end Jermaine


Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff
UF sophomore cornerback Joe Haden runs after intercepting a pass from Alabama quarterback John
Parker Wilson in the fourth quarter of the Gators' 31-20 win against the Crimson Tide.


Cunningham put pressure on
Wilson, causing him to heave up
a desperation pass.
On the other end of that


throw? Haden and his seemingly
fine ankle.
"That's just how he's been
preparing all year," Dunlap said.


"He's been practicing all summer
and getting everything ready and
being one of the best lockdown
corners in the nation."


UF pays back N.C. State


* THE GATORS HAVE WON THEIR
LAST EIGHT GAMES.

By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

For a team looking to avenge its
season-ending blowout loss at North
Carolina State last season, UF was led
by seniors and sparked by newcomers
to help it seek revenge Sunday.
UF (8-1) returned to Raleigh, N.C.,
more than eight months after an 80-
55 pounding, and led wire-to-wire
in a 66-61 victory, thanks to the help
of seniors Marshae Dotson and Sha
Brooks.
After Dotson struggled against
the Wolfpack in March, scoring just 6
points, she added 13 points and nine
rebounds this time around, including
a key shot late in the game.
"My hat goes off to Marshae be-,
cause she was 6 of 9 tonight, and I feel
like she's just getting her head beat in
every time that she is in the paint,"
UF coach Amanda Butler said. "She
gets no calls. It's kind of like Shaquille
O'Neal. It seems like she gets fouled
on every play, and she still keeps bat-
tling, has done a great job of maintain-
ing her composure, despite all that
contact."
Meanwhile, Brooks, starting her
100th consecutive game, single-hand-
edly iced the game from the free-


throw line, tallying 9 of her 15 points
from the charity stripe.
Junior transfer guard Steffi
Sorensen and freshman guard Trumae
Lucas provided the spark the Gators
needed in the second half, hitting big
shots at the right time to help extend
UF's lead late in the game.
When North Carolina State seemed
to be recapturing momentum nearing
the five-minute mark, Sorensen nailed
a three to put the Gators up 57-46 and
cease any hope the
Wolfpack had left.
"That's players
making plays," Butler
said of Dotson's and
Sorensen's clutch
shots. "That's not
uDotson f coaches drawing up
plays or anything
like that."
Lucas, who had friends and family
from her hometown of Greensboro,
N.C., in attendance, had her biggest
game to date, adding 9 points.
UF has now won eight in a row, in-
cluding five away from home.
"It's going to be important for us
to maintain our intensity," Butler said.
"When you win a few ballgames in a
row, you maybe start thinking about
how good you are. So it's going to be
important for us to keep pushing and
being demanding."
A radio broadcast contributed to this
report.


Gators lose to 'Noles again


By MIKE DIFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

TALLAHASSEE On a night when
the Seminoles student section taunted Nick
Calathes with poker chips and gambling
references, the last card fell in favor of
FSU.
With the Gators down by 2 and the clock
slipping under five seconds, Dan Werner
took a cross-court pass from Calathes and
put up a prayer.
But Lady Luck was still in Atlanta.
Werner sent the ball off the front iron,
and as it fell to the floor, garnet and gold
confetti floated alongside it.
"It felt good," Werner said of his shot. "I
thought it was in."
The Seminoles (8-1) ran their winning
streak against rival UF (6-2) to three in
a row Sunday night with a 57-55 win in
Tallahassee.
After trailing 39-30 with just less than 13
minutes left in the second half, the Gators
rallied back to tie the game at 42 inside of
eight minutes.
Calathes, who was investigated several
weeks ago for running up a significant debt
playing online poker, sparked the run with
a step-back three and closed the gap with
an alley-oop to Alex Tyus.
The two sides would go on to trade
baskets down the stretch until FSU's Ryan
Reid drilled a turn-around jump shot in the
face of Werner (10 points) with 33 seconds


left to put the Seminoles up 54-51.
"Just because they beat us two times in
a row didn't mean they were going to beat
us again," Werner said. "It was a different
year and a different team. But they did. Do
they have our number? I don't know."
The Gators struggled to contain the
towering Seminoles frontcourt. Reid (13
points) and 7-foot-1 center Solomon Alabi
(11 points) outmuscled Werner and Tyus
for most of the night.
In the face of constant antagonism from
the rowdy FSU crowd,
Calathes nearly willed
UF to victory.
The sophomore scored
Men's 16 points and dished out
- Basketball six assists amid chants of
"Full Tilt Poker.com" and
"You owe me 600 bucks."
"I thought we got the shots that we
wanted. We just didn't knock them down,"
Calathes said. "I'd trust Dan to take that
shot any day."
Donovan chose to play freshman Ray
Shipman and not senior Walter Hodge in
the game's waning minutes.
While Hodge, who hit a game winning
3-point shot against Washington earlier this
season, watched from the bench, Shipman
(6 points) scrapped his way to several criti-
cal rebounds in the final seconds.
"At the time, I thought we needed a
little more size," Donovan said. "Ray gave
us some really good minutes."







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