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FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009


UF 24 OKLAHOMA 14



A FAMILIAR RING


UF players hold the Coaches' Trophy after the team won the BCS National Championship Game 24-14 in Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens Thursday night.

Gators once again boast top football program thanks to defense


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org
MIAMI Titletown is alive and well again.
It just took a little longer to realize this
time.
This one was a far cry from the blowout
two years again in Glendale, but the fireworks
and confetti were just as sweet for the Gators.
Brandon Spikes knows that Gainesville
now contains the best football program in
America.
"If ya'll want us," Spikes said, "You gotta
come get us."
Oklahoma will be left wondering, yet again,
about its struggles in BCS contests as it lost its


fifth straight BCS game and third straight na- Stadium.
tional championship game Thursday night in
Dolphin Stadium.
At the same time, Urban Meyer became
the first coach to win two BCS national cham-
pionships.
"It feels great," Meyer said. "It is hum-
bling when you consider all the great
coaches and players who have and op-
portunity to do it. It only shows the pro-
fessional way that our coaches and play-
ers prepare every week."
And a year after the Gators' defense
was embarrassed by Michigan in the
Capital One Bowl, it had its sweet re-
venge in front of 78,468 fans, the largest
crowd ever for a football game at Dolphin


While the majority of the defense
is made up of the same players
from a year ago, linebacker Ryan
Stamper said the unit has come
miles from the young squad that
gave up 41 points to Michigan in
last year's Capital One Bowl.
UF held Oklahoma to a
season-low in points, and the
Gators won 24-14, clinching
their second national champi-
onship in three seasons.
This was a Sooners offense
that had scored a NCAA-record
702 points this season and came
into Thursday scoring 60 points


in five straight games.
"In the offseason, we told our defense if
they got stops this year, we would win a na-
tional championship," wide receiver Percy
Harvin said. "We're No. 1 now."
This was a game where UF quarterback
Tim Tebow wasn't at his best, at least early
on. The Offensive MVP ended the game 18-of-
30passing for 231 yards, with two touchdowns
and two interceptions. He added 109 yards on
22 carries on the ground. He told his team-
mates at halftime when the score was tied at 7
that they were going to pull it out, according to
safety Major Wright.
"Tebow's a man of his word," Wright said.
SEE BCS, PAGE 22


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AROUND GAINESVILLLE

Lucky underwear, birthdays determine final score


By THOMAS STEWART and
MORGAN COLLINS
Alligator Writers

The game was in Miami, but you
wouldn't know it from the noise at
the Stephen C. O'Connell Center dur-
ing the BCS National Championship
Game Thursday night.
10,300 pairs of arms and legs
chomped and stomped in the stands
of the O'Dome as fans watched the
Gators snag their second title in
three years on four jumbo screens in
the comers of the stadium.
Fans sprung from their seats
in unison after the Gators drew
first blood against the Oklahoma
Sooners in the first quarter and
stayed on their feet through much of
the night.
After each touchdown, fans hol-
lered, hopped around and high-
fived.
They wore orange and blue
shirts, wigs, hats, jerseys, beads,
scarves, plastic Hawaiian leis, and
face paint while a small group of


cheerleaders and pep band mem-
bers tried to add to the energy of the
already pumped-up crowd.
There was a brief period of panic
around 10:45 p.m. when the video
feed cut out and a rotating Gator
logo replaced the game.
After what seemed like hours but
was only a minute or two, a relieved
crowd cheered when the image was
restored.
Across campus in the Orange &
Brew, the crowd held their collec-
tive breath and clasped their hands
in prayer as the Sooners approached
the Gator goal-line at the end of the
first half. The intoxicated crowd
screamed and pounded the tables
after the Gators denied the Sooners
end-zone entry.
Amid the sea of orange and blue,
a lonely Oklahoma fan shook his
head. He declined to comment when
asked for his reaction to the game.
Meanwhile, Shannon Corwin,
a UF mathematics junior, said the
Gators were going to win because
it was her birthday. "They won last
time on my birthday too," she said


with an empty Blue Moon sitting on
the table in front of her. "I'm good
luck."
Her friend Kate O'Neal, an edu-
cation senior, thought the Gators
would win for a different reason.
"They won last time
on my birthday too.
I'm good luck."
Shannon Corwin
UF mathematics junior

"I'm wearing my lucky under-
wear," she said.
The atmosphere off campus was
equally spirited.
On the sidewalk outside of
Tijuana Flats, a football fan in an al-
ligator skull-topped UF cap greeted
passers-by, telling them how great is
to be a Florida Gator.
Midtown bars and restaurants
filled with fans but were noticeably
emptier than the 2007 champion-
ship, said 23-year-old Christopher
Cedros, a bouncer at The Swamp


Restaurant.
"This is a little more mellow than
last time," he said, as he checked IDs
at the restaurant's entrance.
On the restaurant's outdoor pa-
tio, the mood was more animated
than mellow.
Fans knocked down pitchers of
beer and plates of hamburgers and
fries, as three big-screen TVs played
ESPN highlight reels of UF and
Oklahoma's football seasons.
Inside the restaurant, people
clanked orange and blue hand-clap-
pers to the beat of the song "Chicken
Fried" by The Zach Brown Band.
Fans cheered the Gators' daz-
zling offensive drives and defensive
stops but jeered referee calls in favor
of Oklahoma.
The whistle for halftime snapped
them out of their football frenzy,
as fans took rest room breaks and
ice cream seekers rushed to Ben &
Jerry's during halftime.
Ben & Jerry scoopers Shannon
May, 20, and Brittany Isom, 18, were
ready for the onslaught of custom-
ers. Staff made extra waffle cones


and cookies to prepare for the night,
May said.
May, a junior marketing major
from Clearwater, was a little disap-
pointed about working during the
game.
"I tried hard to give my shift
away," she said.
As soon as the clock ran out,
fans poured out of the O'Dome and
rushed University Avenue in Gator
Championship tradition.
Chants of "It's great to be a
Florida Gator" and "Orange" and
"Blue" filled the night. Streams of
toilet paper sailed over the crowd
and people stood on top of cross-
walk signals. Across the street, a
shirtless fan did pull-ups from the
top of a street pole.
"I'm having the best time of my
life," said Ely Mercil, a fan who
climbed a greased light pole.
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authorities applied to poles before
the game to discourage climbing.
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Editorial
It's that time of year again. Quickly becoming as common-
place as luminaries like Homecoming and spring break
in Cancun, it's the unofficial kickoff to the spring semes-
ter UF finding itself in the BCS National Championship
Game.
With this seemingly annual celebration of UF's football
awesomeness comes trips to locales such as Phoenix and
Miami, an extended drop/add period, and no class the day
after the big game.
Oh wait well, let's move on to the BCS/we-know-you-
missed-it-oh-so-much edition of this semester's...


Darts & Laurels
What should have been a week full of smiles and school-
girl giggling over the possibility of a second football cham-
pionship in three years sadly found itself upended by the
unscrupulous actions of our "beloved" president.
With his first DART of the new semester (insert shock
here), President Bernie Machen is on a record-setting pace
to reach epic levels of infamy on the pages of the Alligator in
2009. Early Vegas-line figures show Machen as an odds-on
favorite to take home the crown as the most heavily darted
individual of the new year.
Refusing to accommodate UF students while our football
team battles for gridiron glory really strikes a chord with
the Editorial Board. Homecoming gets a three-day weekend
just so Fratty McFrat and Suzie Sorority can chug oversized
quantities of jungle juice to the point of inebriation? Come
on, Bernie, you have to admit you really stuck it to us on the
fourth day of school.
Hmm, we wonder where the UF higher-ups will be at 8:30
on Friday morning? Fat chance we find them wide-eyed and
cheery at another one of those, yawn, symposiums they just
love to attend.
On a much brighter note, the Editorial Board would like
to give the entire UF football team a goddamn-you-guys-
are-good LAUREL for their accomplishments this season.
Urban Meyer's tenure in Gainesville has seen unparalleled
success for the program giving us even more to brag about
to our lowly friends from high school who have the unfortu-
nate luck of attending Florida State.
Win or lose, we will not soon forget a highlight-reel season,
from Superman, err, Tim Tebow's heartfelt press conference
to a gutsy fourth-quarter comeback against then top-ranked
Alabama sans superstar wide receiver/every-position-
imaginable Percy Harvin.
Back to the harsh realities that not everything can be as
great as UF football, the Editorial Board frowns upon anyone
who exploits the not-so-deep pockets of the Gator Nation,
especially given the current economic climate.
We're looking at you, West University Avenue bars -
guilty for jacking up the price of booze knowing damn well
that hordes of UF students far more concerned about aca-
demics than football would be staying in town to catch the
game. Here's a come-on-did-you-really-have-to DART for
taking our business 364 other days of the year for granted
and making a night out in Gainesville really feel like Miami
for us minus that whole charm and ambiance thing.
Hardly a shock if you've been keeping score at home -
but the Editorial Board would like to present this week's final
award to a former dart gone good. For his attempts to show
Congress that bleeding blue and orange trumps all politi-
cal obligation, we award Rep. Cliff Stearns a well-deserved
LAUREL as a consolation prize for being stuck watching the
game amid the undereducated wannabe sports fans who
roam the streets of D.C.
That's all for this week. Win or lose have a safe week-
end.

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Partial coverage breeds U.S. apathy
A s the battle between Israeli and Hamas fighters in Should the news outlets,
Gaza stretches into its second week, not enough driven by advertising revenue,
Americans are speaking up against the outrageous be blamed for simply pander-
destruction of innocent lives. ing to their audiences?
Wars are covered in terms of numbers: casualties, rock- In a word, yes.
ets fired, troops sent in. Now that the death toll in Gaza Supposedly, there was a
has topped 700 people at least 40 percent of whom time when journalists had a
are women and children what does that mean to the Naudia Jawad duty to inform people even if
American people? Speaking Out what they were telling them
The answer is not enough. was not what people wanted to
What we don't see paints a horrific image of people suf- see. Somewhere down the road,
fering with no place to go. however, things changed, and they stopped showing us
Children are arriving at hospitals in Gaza where doc- scenes that might be too graphic for our taste.
tors do not have the resources required to give them the Is it because the country has been involved in some
treatment they need, and hospital morgues are filled to the form of war since 2001 that the concept of war has lost its
brim, with more corpses arriving each day. Whole fami- zing? Is war just not sexy enough for the news to cover
lies, simply by being in the wrong place at the wrong time, anymore? Or is it simply a case of viewers being fatigued
have been killed in an instant, by coverage of wars?
To Americans, this war simply isn't terrible enough Regardless of why it is occurring, we cannot accept
for us to care. Yes, it is sad. And yes, it is a shame. But these partial stories and allow this to carry on, for as long
Americans just do not get the full picture of the human as we do, we are doing a huge disservice to the people of
cost of the war. As a nation, we are not outraged nearly Gaza.
enough by the wanton killing of civilians currently taking Both Hamas and Israel need to stop hitting civilians
place. immediately, but they are not the only ones to blame for
Thousands of miles away, the crisis in Gaza seems alien these merciless killings. Each moment we let pass without
and foreign. However, this is no excuse. Regardless of how speaking up and demanding that the leaders of the world
far removed the civilians stuck in a battle zone are, there work together to stop the violence, we are silently allow-
is no reason to accept their deaths as nothing more than a ing these acts to continue.
necessary cost of war. It is time for Americans to stop hiding behind the
Average Americans are protected from the gruesome shield of the news outlets and see for themselves what
images of foreign wars with light, fluffy "news." On the lies beyond their television sets. The people caught in the
day that rockets were fired into Israel from southern crossfire don't have time for us to ignore the big picture
Lebanon, one of the top news stories on CNN's Web site anymore.
was about "cute things falling asleep." Naudia Jawad is a journalism graduate student.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


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Letter to the Editor
Defense no excuse for attacks
Apparently, Spenser Solis
doesn't value every human life
with his attempt to justify the col-
lective, disproportional punish-
ment of Gaza as part of Israel's
defense when Israel, along with
the United States, is one of the few
countries to still maintain with a
straight face that blatantly offen-
sive attacks are indeed defensive.
While I would prefer Hamas
not to be in power in Gaza, the fact
remains that Israel and the United
States, who weren't too keen on
the ruling Fatah party at the time,
practically forced elections on the
Palestinians, didn't like the results
and then collectively punished
them through starvation.
Now, after it provoked them, it's
quite obvious that the government
of Israel was only looking for an
excuse to go back in and show the
Palestinians who's boss turning
to tactics the likes of which orga-
nizations such as the Red Cross
and Amnesty International have
openly condemned.
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Relations, Islam on Campus


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Middle schoolers arrested for assaulting classmate


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
Kemmets@alligator.org
Three middle school students
were arrested this week in con-
nection with the sexual battery of
one of their classmates.
On Dec. 15 at Kanapaha Middle
School, two 14-year-old males
were accused of restraining and
sexually assaulting a 13-year-old
female when the teacher stepped
out of the classroom. A 13-year-


old male was also arrested for
threatening to harm students
who cooperated with the Alachua
County Sheriff's Office investiga-
tion, said Steve Maynard, ASO
spokesman.
The four students are mentally
disabled.
According to the ASO arrest
report, one of the male students
rubbed the girl's legs and the oth-
er put his hand under her skirt.
The two male students then
pushed her on the couch and


"The ASO Special Victims
Unit has undergone special
training to be able to speak
with children."
Steve Maynard
ASO spokesman

held her down while one sexu-
ally assaulted her, according to
the report.
The school reported the inci-
dent to ASO the following day.


"The ASO Special Victims Unit
has undergone special training to
be able to speak with children,"
Maynard said.
After the ASO Special Victims
Unit spoke to the girl who was
reportedly assaulted and stu-
dents who were in the room, of-
ficials decided they had probable
cause to arrest the two students,
Maynard said.
One 14-year-old male stu-
dent was arrested Monday and
charged with sexual battery and


false imprisonment, and another
14-year-old male student was ar-
rested Tuesday and charged with
false imprisonment.
The school board is investigat-
ing the portion of the crime that
deals with the teacher leaving the
classroom unattended, Maynard
said.
Because all involved students
are mentally disabled, he said it
is up to the court to decide if the
students knew they were com-
mitting a crime.


Jews and Palestinians unite to protest conflict in Gaza


* THE GROUP WILL MEET AGAIN ON
FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

Jews and Palestinians came together
Thursday afternoon to protest the conflict
in the Gaza Strip.
Led by Scott Camil, coordinator for the


Gainesville chapter of Veterans for Peace,
protesters stood at the corner of University
Avenue and 13th Street holding signs pro-
testing the violence in the Middle East.
"I am a Jewish person," Camil said. "It's
really important for Jews and Palestinians
to work together and do what we can to
raise awareness and set an example."


Violence is not an acceptable means of
conflict resolution, he said.
Camil said that because
Local $3.5 billion in U.S. tax money
News goes to Israel each year in the
form of weapons, it makes the
conflict American citizens' business.
"I have been to the Gaza Strip, and the


living conditions there are unacceptable,"
Camil said. "[Conditions] are not good
enough for my family, and if they are not
good enough for my family, they are not
good enough for any family."
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By MATTHEW BEATON
Alligator Contributing Writer

The Florida education system
tied with Vermont for 10th place in
overall education quality, accord-
ing to Education Week's Quality
Counts 2009 report.
Florida's overall grade for 2009
was a 79.6, or a C-plus, which is
an improvement over its score in
2008. Since 2007, the state jumped
in ranking from No. 31 to No. 10.
The overall grade was derived
from individual grades each state
received in six separate fields.
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for-success, K-12 achievement,
finance, standards, transition and
alignment and the teaching pro-
fession.
In each of these categories, the
state earned a C-minus or better.
The state earned a 90.8 (A) in
the standards, assessment and ac-
countability category. The one sore
spot is the 51.7 (F) Florida earned
in spending, a sub-category of
school finance.
The high marks were a wel-
comed opportunity for Tallahassee
to laud the efficacy of its education
system.
"We've been improving in all
areas," said Tom Butler, press sec-
retary for the Florida Department
of Education. "Florida is mak-
ing improvements and building
a foundation from the earliest
grades on up... and I think we are
seeing the fruits of that process."
Local parents agreed with the
study's ratings, and some even
believed that their children's edu-
cation was superior to the study's
findings.
"My child, personally, I think
is getting a better education [than
the study indicates]," said Holly
Nelson, whose daughter attends
Fort Clarke Middle School. "I
think that [the school] is doing a


great job."
Some local school adminis-
trators criticized the lack of state
funds and agree that Florida de-
serves an F in spending. The grade
is only slightly lower than the na-
tional average of 67.
Florida also earned an F in
Spending in last year's study, and
local school administrators are
concerned that a proposed 2 per-
cent across-the-board cut on edu-
cation spending will exacerbate
the situation. The Florida House
of Representatives is considering
the proposal.
"[The state of Florida] is trying
to run social services and educa-
tion off a 6 percent sales tax. It's
absurd," said Don Lewis, princi-
pal of Abraham Lincoln Middle
School. "[Florida's rating] would
be higher if the appropriate fund-
ing would come in like it should."
Florida's teachers and adminis-
trators have been forced to pick up
the slack, Lewis said.
He credited Florida's high
grade to the quality and resilience
of Florida teachers and adminis-
trators.
"Considering the lack of fund-
ing, it's remarkable to me that
you have educators who continue
to do and serve so well," Lewis
said. "[Our teachers] are so well
prepared...I don't know how we
retain them."


Overall: C+ (79.6)
*Chance for Success:
C+ (77.3)
K-12 Achievement:
C (71.2)
*School Finance:
C- (71.2)
*Standards, Assessment &
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*Transitions & Alignment:
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Members of the UF football team celebrate as they view the announcement that they will play in 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.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 11


Cuba exhibit debuts


By TATIANA GONZALEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

The items that sit inside glass cases
tell Cuba's story a map of the island
nation from 1606, a book of poetry
from a slave who would become a
famous intellectual, and even photos
of a future UF professor who joined
Fidel Castro's revolution.
These and other rare items can be
seen today until Jan. 23 in the CUBA:
Past, Present and Future Exhibit
of Rarities display at the Smathers
Library.
"These materials have never
been exhibited before," said Richard
Phillips, head of the Latin American
Collection at UF. "We're very excit-
ed."
The exhibit, open from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. Monday through Thursday and
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, consists of
rare books, maps, photographs and
other items spanning more than 200
years of Cuban history and culture.
A signed book of poetry by Cuban
national hero Jose Marti sits in one
case, while another display contains


insurance policies expressing the de-
humanization of slaves in the early
colonial days of the Caribbean is-
lands.
The exhibit, which has been in the
making since October, consists of pri-
vate donations along with items from
UF libraries and other departments,
Phillips said.
The athletic department donated a
trophy from a 1926
On track meet between
Campus UF and a university
in Havana. Another
UF library donated a 1929 letter from
the President of Cuba to UF President
John Tigert expressing the desire for
closer relations and exchanges with
the university.
Phillips said UF has one of the top
collections pertaining to the post-
1950s Caribbean and Latin America.
The exhibit debuts today on the
second floor of Smathers Library.
On Sunday, there will be an open-
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7 p.m. to mark the 50th anniversary
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UF was not one of the six
Florida schools named in The
Princeton Review's list of the
100 Best Value Colleges for
2009, released Thursday.
But according to UF
spokesman Steve Orlando, UF
is absent from the list because
of an e-mail blip between
UF's Office of Institutional
Planning and Research and
The Princeton Review.
New College of Florida,
Florida State University, the
University of South Florida,
the University of North
Florida, the University of
Central Florida and Rollins
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Orlando said The Princeton
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UF to gather ranking infor-
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Academics "I feel
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By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Doris saw the picture of the palm
tree and knew. She liked the mixture
of greens, yellows and oranges.
But her pre-painting warm-up
was different than most.
Rather than mixing colors on a
palette or envisioning her artwork
on a blank canvas, she sang "Take
Me Out to the Ball Game."
Doris participated in a program
called Art Without Boundaries,
which uses a combination of sing-
ing, painting and movement as a
form of therapy.
This therapy, called
MnemeTherapy whole brain
therapy helps people with
Alzheimer's disease, autism and
learning disabilities.
"The art shows the triumph of the
human spirit, and we're here to sup-
port that triumph," said artist and
founder of Art Without Boundaries
Noell Hammer.
More than 20 clients from Al'z


Place, a local center for Alzheimer's
patients, will have one-on-one
30-minute sessions with Hammer
on Thursday and Friday to create
their own works of art.
During the sessions, clients
choose a piece of artwork Hammer
has painted and recreate it.
"I'm amazed by some of
their work."
Elsie Cichoracki
resident nurse

Executive director of ElderCare
of Alachua County Anthony Clarizio
said artwork the clients produce will
be sold at a silent auction on Jan. 31.
The money raised at the auction
will serve as a fundraiser for the cli-
ents of Al'z Place.
"This is not kindergarten art,"
Hammer said. "These are actually
things you'd put on a wall and en-
joy."
Hammer started Art Without
Boundaries nine years ago in South


Florida, but now the program and
therapy are used in 21 states.
"This is a disease that is all about,
'I can't,"' she said. "But we say you
can."
Hammer said that although
the program has physical benefits
for patients, its main purpose is to
take away the fear that so many
Alzheimer's patients live in.
The artwork is also beneficial to
people other than the clients, like
their families, Hammer said.
"It says to their family members
that this person can still do things,"
Hammer said. "They can still pro-
duce beauty."
Staffers can see the results, too.
"They all come out looking so
proud about their work," said resi-
dent nurse Elsie Cichoracki. "I'm
amazed by some of their work."
Once the palm tree painting was
complete, both Hammer and Doris
admired their hard work.
"It's perfect," Doris said.
"I love it," Hammer said. "It's so
beautiful."


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walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included,
fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term
available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lv msg 4-22-08-72-2

MONTH FREE-No Fees
Oxford Manor-Huge 1's-2's-3's
>1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning&cable!!!!!!!
Call today! (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 12-11-171-2

2BRs STEPS TO UF!
$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 1 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,
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(352)377-2801
4-22-72-2

1&2BRSAVAILABLENOW!NOMOVE-INFEES!
1/1- 750 SQ FT- $699
2/2- 1007 sq ft for $799 or $899 for brand new
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Call Today! 352-376-2507
4-22-08-72-2

LOW Rates!
Huge 1&2 Beds starting at $699
FREE Cable Free Tanning!
W/D in each unit!*Hot tub
We love pets: 372-8100
4-22-72-2


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 15


1,2,&3BRSPACIOUSHomesAvailableNOW!!
No Move-in Fees!
1/1 Loft (very unique)-$6491/1 Flat (800 sq ft)-
$699,2/2 foronly $769,3/2 foronly $899-$969
352-377-7401
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

*OOPARKINGOOO
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-2

Your Mom
wants you to live here
1,2, or 3 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

Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1'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

A Lot for so Little!
1&2 Beds from $699!
Free Tanning!*Full W/D!
Pet friendly*Lots of Space
No move-in fees: 372-8100!
4-22-08-72-2


Downtown Luxury & Cash Back 4 Fall!
Too Good To Be True!
Perfect Location-Great Price
W/D*Wood Floors*Bring Your Pets!
Great parking-walk to bars-bike to UF
Reserve now! 338-0002
4-22-72-2


MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
Luxury 2/2's & 3/3's
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
4-22-72-2


THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $700
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;
Starting at $695
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW62nd 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 SW62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
4-22-08-72-2


ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! Pets loved.
Studios $549, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
4-22-08-72-2


Where in the world is Hidden Lake?
You may want to find these luxury apts!
3/3's start at $425 person for Immediate
2/2'sare$490 person, I ncludesCable&Internet
Call Now 352-374-3866
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 $599 150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Today!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
4-22-08-72-2

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

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

Gator Championship Special

Sign a lease and get up to $1,800 cash
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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Chabad Lubavitch
Jewish Student Center
-Your home away from home.
-Friday Night Live!
-Services & Shabbat Dinner.
-7:30pm Spring Semester
-352-336-5877; 2021 NW
5th Ave.
-(5 blocks north of the sta-
dium)
-www.JewishGator.com




Grace United
Methodist Church
Sunday Bible Study 9:30am
Sunday Worship 9:00 &
10:45
9325 W. Newberry Rd.
352-332-8770 gracefl.org
www.facebook.dj/passport


Southwest United
Methodist Church
Open and inclusive, familay
away from home, Informal
Traditional Worthsip, Classes
and activities will be planned
using student input.
Sunday worship 10:45am
2400 SW Williston Rd
352-378-4931





Faith Presbyterian Church
10Am Worship
9Am Sunday School
5916 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville
Phone: 352-377-5482
www.fpc-gnv.org


First United Methodist
Traditional Sunday Worship
8:25am and 10:55am. All
Ages Sunday School Groups
- 9:45am.


Wednesday Dinner ($2
Students) and Classes 5:30-
7:30pm
419 NE 1st St. www.fumcgnv.org
(352) 372-8523


Presbyterian & Disciples
of Christ Student Center
Open, affirming and spirtual-
ly diverse. Taize worship Sun.
at 7pm. $1 Dinners Weds. at
7pm. Theology on tap Tues.
Stubbies Pub Downtown 8pm.
1402 University Ave.
376-7539 pdsc.org



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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

***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceiling,
wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of character.
Avail Now 237SW4thAve.$980/mo 352-214-
9270 4-22-08-72-2

OOWOODLAND VILLASOO
2BR units starting at
$695. 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

*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 TODAY!!
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 1/2 mo. FREE RENT
1BR Loft Style Starting at $600
Gated Community 6400 SW20th Ave.
888-373-0849
4-22-08-72-2

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 1-12-
08-35-2


STUDIO & 1BR Walk to UF
Available Dec & Jan 1st.
$410-$495/mo.
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
4-22-08-72-2


2b,lb *1 block MidTown *
2 Car Decal WiFi-lnternet Washer & Dryer*
Jan-July 204 NW 18 St Manny 352 317 4408
1-20-08-41-2

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
4-22-08-72-2

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

SUN ISLAND
1 BRs from $580 2BRs from $650
Sun Bay 0 Sun Key 0 Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
4-22-08-72-2

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office
1BR $515, 2BR $580
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-30-08-48-2


WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office.
2BR $535
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 1-30-08-48-2

Available TODAY!
No move-in fees & 1 mo free
2/2 : 975 sq ft $705
3/2 : 1096 sq ft $866
pinetreegardens.com 376-4002
4-22-08-72-2

PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 1-20-
08-21-2

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

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 1 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

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

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

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

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 gone!!!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
info@rentgainesville.com
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2
CAMPUS VIEW SOUTH
Now Leasing 2BR/2BA
Luxury Dual Suites
1185 SW9th RD $1000/mo
Close to UF, Norman Hall
& Sorority Row.
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-75-2

WWW.RENTGAINESVILLE.COM
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

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


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Available NOW
1BR/1BAw/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

*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D
in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate. 239-250-
6149, 239-992-2449 1-30-08-19-2

5BR/3BA HOUSE
Block from law school, biking distance from
UF. W/D incl. Pets ok. Huge yard. $1600/mo.
Call Solomon 262-3472 2-3-08-20-2

* 2BR/2.5BA- $725/mo.
* 2BR/1.5BA- $625/mo.
Off SW 34th St. Close to UF, Shands, shop-
ping & dining. Fenced yard, util room. private
parking, pets ok. Call Solomon 262-3472
2-3-08-20-2


University Terrace West
1 Female needed $325/mo
Lease through July 2009
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-72-2

WALK TO SANTA FE
2bd/2ba $750/mo
1 car garage. dw, mw. wd incl
Fenced yard. Avail Now!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-72-2

Mallorca Unit near Royal Park
2BD/2.5BAAvail Now!!
Beautiful, luxury townhouse
w/ garage. $950/mo
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-72-2

Visit www.gatorpads.com
for available units or call
352-284-0316 / 352-281-0733
Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses.
Walk/Bike/Bus to UF. Neat, clean, quality
1-30-08-18-2

HERE IT IS! RENT REDUCED...UPSCALE
Charleston Place Condo, 2/2, W/D in unit, just
repainted,alltilefloors,DW,screenedporch,2nd
floor, call 352-335-3787 1-12-09-5-2

2 story 2 bdrm 2 bth w/firplace in Shell Rock
Villas. Nicearea closeto UF, OaksMall and bus
stop.$625 mo plussecurity dep $600. Call Ms.
Mitchell (678) 642-1223 1-12-09-5-2

2BR/2BA Townhouse, small pets ok! private
courtyard,icemaker,dishwasher,washer/dryer
hookup. walkto restraunts/grocery. $799. mo.
quiet neighbors. 318-0089 2-4-09-21-2

Room for rent with private bathroom in 2/2.5
townhouse. 2.5 miles from UF. W/D upstairs;
alarm; common areas furnished. $450/month
& half of utilities. Negotiable. Call Jenn (352)
672-0238
1-20-09-10-2

DUCK POND! Historic 3/1 house for rent in
walking distance to downtown, bike to UF.
Hardwood floors, large backyard. 723 NE 8th
Avenue. Cats OK. $1100/month. Call Kris352-
514-4544 1-9-09-4-2

2bd/2.5batownhouse. Petfriendly.Closetol-75
and bus route to main campus. New paint and
2parkingspaces.Rentis$750amonth plus$10
perpet.Januaryfree!!CallRhondaat(727)-243-
4688. 2-3-09-20-2

Roomy 1 BdRm/1 Bath NowAvail; Brandywine,
OldArcher Rd. $650 per mo incl. water. Ready
to move in. First floor, carpeted, private. Full
kitchen.Verynice.Call813-924-7192whilelasts.
1-20-09-10-2
3BR/2B House near Westside Park.
Beautiful hardwood firs. Lg LR, DR, Family
Rm. Dishwasher, Cent AC&Htr. Free laundry
fac. Fenced, landscaped yd. Monthly prepay
discount. 1019 NW 36th Dr. $1395/mo+Util.
773-206-1774 1-20-09-10-2


House 4br 3 bath, 3000+sf, 1 mile to UF, w/d,
pets ok, $1900. 352-213-3943 1-12-5-2


LOTSOFGREENSPACE
2BRhome.$700/mo.352-378-9220or213-3901
1-20-09-10-2

FREE SCOOTER
when you sign a one year lease. Near UF,
3BR/2BA+ Office, fenced, pets OK, lawn care
manyextras.$1650/mo. 1003 NW22ndSt.352-
256-3945 1-16-9-2

Rocky Point Apartments
3/2 W/D hkps Pets welcome!
$899.00 call now 352-376-1619 2-3-09-20-2

TheGreensatWestEnd-2bd/2bacondo,vault-
ed ceilings, computer nook, screened porch,
attached 1 car garage. Rent is $1100/mo. Call
Anna at 352-318-2183. 1-13-09-5-2

1BRapt.w/pvtgated courtyard located in small
proffesionalcomplex@3320SW23dSt.Single,
matureapplicantsonly. $540.00/mosmall pets
ok @ $25.00/mo 352 377-2150 Please leave a
msg. 1-21-09-10-2

Spacious 1BR/1 BA Condo
*Only 1.8 mi to UF
*Completely remodeled
*Pool,clubhouse,fitness center
*$675/mo. Call 954-650-8919 1-13-09-5-2

4BED3BATHHOUSEFORRENTSTART1NGAUG
1, 2009. On University Ave near the corner of
NW30th St. $2,000 per month, pets OK. Large
backyard and deck. Call 630-390-6612. 2-27-
09-37-2

BEAUTIFULCONDOFORRENT!FIRSTMONTH
FREE! 3 bed/2 bath, laminate wood floors,
fencedbackdeck, 1.5milestoUF!Allappliances
included.Available NOW! Please call(352)384-
3604oremailenkanderson@gmail.com 1-13-
09-5-2

**Duckpond Duplex**
2BR/1BAinquietneighborhood.Closetodown-
town &on busline. Spacious, carpeted,W/Don
premises, D/W, Cent H/AC. No dogs. $650/mo
Available now 352-376-0080 1-21-09-10-2

POOL HOUSE AVAIL NOW!
BiketoUF4BR/3BA,over2000sf,nicearea mi
toUF.2816WUnivAve.$1500/mo orcandivide
into 3/2 for $1200/mo. Pool service extra376-
6183, 352-327-2931 1-13-09-5-2


2BR/2.5BA Townhouse condo near UF. Wired
for inet + sec system, W/D hk-up, appliances,
comm pool,2 MasterBRsw/own BA,Idealfor2
toshare. 1 st& secdep req. $1100/mo954-805-
7827 dennismiller@tycoint.com 1-21-09-10-2

Duckpond
2 bd 1.5 ba 1200 sq ft townhouse in heart of
historic neighborhood.w/d Blocks to down-
town shops & restaurants. 508 NE 4th A ave
avail immediately $795/mo 379-4952
1-21-09-10-2

2/1.5NewlyRenovatedTownhouse.AvailJan 1st.
ClosetoShands, ParkN Ride2, and Shopping.
Incl W/D, centA/C, Private Patio, & Pool. $745/
mth & $500 Dep. No Pets PIs. 772-538-5792 or
Itsaol2@hotmail.com 1-14-09-5-2

1 br/ba apartment in Hidden Village off Archer
road close to UF. Take over lease til July 31,
2009.Only629.00amonth. Hugebackyardarea
for your dogs to run and quiet neighborhood.
Many residentseitherbus, bike, or ride scooter
toclass. Call 352-246-4630forthisquiet oasis.
1-14-09-5-2

01 BR/1 BA w/lg STUDY Great Location*
1blktoUF/ShandsAvail Now! Energy efficient,
some utils. Very spacious, carpet, decal park
Prefergrad student/mature. $650. postj@bell-
south.net 352-376-0080, 284-3873 1-30-09-
16-2

POOL HOUSE 7 Blocks to campus
4 bedroom 3 bath avail now till August
$2350 and $2550 for next year
1 roomalsoavailnow$400352-222-0211 1-14-
09-5-2


1 & 2 BD Cottages starting at $500/mo
Historical Downtown, WID hookups,
porches, Bike to UF 10-15 mins. Great
Size! Cute! Must See! $99 Deposit special
rentalworkshop.com 505-9264, 870-0904
1-16-08-7-2

Immaculate and newly renovated historic
home. New hardwood firs, appliances, paint.
Walk to campus. 3/1. $800/mo for two occu-
pantsthroughJuly31st.911 NW10thAve.215-
7199 2-6-09-20-2

2BR/1BA Spacious. 7209 SW 45th Lane,
Gainesville. Cent H/AC, W/D hk-up. $600/
mo. $500 sec dep. No pets. Call 386-462-
0994 1-23-09-10-2


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$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

Arlington Square (2b/2ba) -$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 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

Sublease brand new apartment at the
Woodlands of Gainesville. 1 bedroom
in a 2Br/2Ba, vaulted ceilings, fully fur-
nished $660 a month. If interested please
call(954)801-7557 1-9-08-5-3

The Laurels 1/1 townhome. Private gated
community avail now thru Aug. W/D incl. w/
free tanning, HBO & showtime. Semi-furn w/
various amenities. $869/mo (negotiable) Call
Ashley 941-915-6439 1-9-08-3-3


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Nice 2/2 apt close to campus and downtown!
W/D, dishwasher, ceiling fans, pets allowed!
avail nowthru July 31. $800/month. 110NW9th
Terr.CallLindsey@561-398-6720 1-13-08-6-3

Sublease 1 BD/1BAunfurn. apt. @ Pine Rush
Villasfrom January to July. $529/mo + utilities.
Contact Paul at 352-222-0279fordetails. 1-9-
4-3

4/4 Fully furnished apartment with first month
free.Utilitiesincluded.$500permonth.Located
in Lexington Crossing. For more info call (813)
390-7761. 1-13-09-6-3

$425Sprig sublease in 2/2fullyfu rnished apart-
ment at The District on 62nd Blvd. All utilities
included (cable, internet, water, electricity).
Located on bus routes 20 and Lator Gator C.
Females preferred. Call 704-989-3168ASAP!
1-9-4-3

1 bed 1 bath, part of a 3 bed 3 bath apartment
with two other roomates. Very spacious, great
location, vaulted ceilings. $385 a month. In the
polos,2330SWWilliston Rd.apt.2825.Call386-
490-5947 1-20-10-3

1BR/1 BA apt for sublease at Summer Place
Villas. $560/month, includes water. Available
NOW! Call 941-457-3444 or swatts@ufl.edu
1-27-09-15-3

Furnished or unfurnished 1/1 in 3/3 in
Stoneridge (3800 SW 34 St.) available im-
mediately. $365/month + utilities. January
rent is FREE. Great roommates. 817-504-
6884, KathrynL@ufl.edu. 1-13-09-5-3


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SubletMadison Point. Furnished bedroomwith
privatebathand largeclosetin3BRunit.$450.+
Utili. Neg.Availablel mmediately.239-370-0418,
239-370-8201, 239-596-1901 1-13-09-5-3

2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
Sublease 1BR in 4BR house. Share w/3 male
UFstudents.Available now.$495/mo.Call335-
4790 1-13-09-5-3


Magnolia Manor Apartment 2/2 $640/mo
spring/summer.Washer/dryer,dishwasher, up-
datedappliances.Closetocampusonroutes34,
9,36. No roamtowing.Available now. Call 352-
336-0000 or ashlei87@ufl.edu. 1-13-09-5-3

$420 + 1/2 utilities-Sublease 1 Brin a 2/1 house
with female UF student; screened in porch,
fenced-in backyard, carport, closetobusroute,
parkingdecalincluded,petsok.CallBarbarafor
more info 954-673-9822 1-29-14-3

Furnished room in 2br/lba Apt, Hawaiian
Village. $290/mo +utilities. 3526823392
marianogr80@hotmail.com 1-9-09-1-3

1/1 in towne parc for $635/month
Immediate movein! Ill pay Jan.
rent and move-in fees! great pet
/family community. apt is unfurn
813817-1524 orjakepapp@ufl.edu 1-15-5-3


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

Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print and/or web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
www.alligator.org/classifieds
Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Female roommate needed in condo
1 mile from UF, $455/MO includes
cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more. Pvt
bath,beautifully renovated, furnished, on bus
route, 262-2871 1-12-08-14-4

HANDYMAN NEEDEDDisc4wkShare2/2MH
Furn rm avail now $200 N/R dep. $400/mo;
$100/wk incl util. 2 wk adv. laun/cook svc avail
N/A,N/S,N/D.Cara+30daynotice2vacate.Nr
bus/shops Sm caged pet ok 331-0762 1-12-
11-4

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

02 br 1 ba condo with 1 br for rent. Central air
and heat. 2 pools in complex. Walking distance
to Shands and UF. Rent 395/mo
01 BR avail w/private bath in large NW house
$425/mo. Call Mike 352-316-3930. 1-13-09-
8-4

Master BD w/ Private Bath
in 4BD/3BA house off NW16thAve. DW, W/D,
Cox cablew/networked i-net, newcarpet, ceil-
ing fans. No cats/dogs$450 incl utils328-4995
1-15-10-4

Room for rent in a 2 bed 2 bath house. Very
close to campus, large bathroom, New appli-
ances/furniture,w/d,dishwasher,flexablelease.
Call Terry at: 352-473-6930. 1-9-08-5-4

Looking for male college student (preferred)
toshare4BR/4BAcondowith same.Own bath-
room. W/D, high speed internet. Includes utili-
ties$475/mo (availableimmediately) 863-634-
1893 1-12-08-5-4

Very close to campus 4/2 remodeled condo
opensto lovely courtyard and pool. $425w/UT
cableandinternetincluded.(forsaleorrent)call
352-870-0291 2-17-09-30-4

Share 3 BR furn. TH Casablanca West with
2 UF students. $300/mo., + 1/3 utilities.
Smoking patio only. Male or Female. Avail.
now. Near bus stop. 786.514.5319 (Max) or
786.299.8626 1-13-09-6-4


Male roommate needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA
house w/yng prof $400/mo +1/2 util Directv,
ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, ofc space
pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. UF-15 min drive,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297
1-27-15-4

PEACE,PETS,TREES&GREATROOMMATES!1BR
available in house near all!. See craigslisting:
https://post.craigslist.org/manage/975799217/
gsyua for more/contact info. 1-13-09-5-4

2ROOMSAVAILABLEFORFEMALESONLY
in 4/2.5townhouse. $475/mo/room.AII includ-
ed. 754-204-1624 1-30-09-17-4

female wanted to share brand new
3br/3ba home near campus. washer
& dryer included. $500 plus 1/3
utilities. non-smoking, serious
students only. 813-610-1698 1-16-7-4

WALK TO UF 1 bdrm in 4/2 house
Female Roommate Needed Immediately
$499/month + util. Full bed & Wireless internet
included; Plenty of Parking
Ifinterested,callSarah561-843-7452 1-16-09-
7-4

Looking for quiet roommate to share 3BR/3BA
house.$380/mo includes utils. Haspool,tennis
and clubhouse. Call 352-328-8299 or
robertoleider@gmail.com 1-14-09-5-4

Roommate needed 2BR/2.5Bafu rn town home
in Brighton Park on bus route to UF every 15
mins. $400/mo + utils. No lease required. Call
Bobby 352-665-0751 1-14-08-5-4
2 FemaleroommatesNS/NDtoshare a new4/2
house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi. Wofl-75.
w/ cable, internet & security alarm. $475/mo.
util. incl. Call 352 331 8794 2-20-30-4

movein2ourFREAKINAWESOMEhouse.1 blk
from campus, nxtto mellow mush. 4b/2br, w/d,
furnished, big rooms, back porch, pingpong
tbl, firepit, big yard, storage. $520/mo. 3 chill
studentroommates.CallMike@843-816-5337.
1-23-09-10-4

2Femaleroommatesneeded! Hugebrand new
houseoff 13th.own private bathrooms. Master
bedroom $419 a month, other room $387 a
month. Call (717) 434-0991 1-15-5-4

Roommatetoshare3BR/2.5BAinCasablancaEast,
$400/mo (incl utli,internet, CaTV),semi-furnw/
bed, TVstd, night std, closet shelves), busstop
very close, avail now! Nicole 954.629.8978
1-14-09-4-4




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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
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OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT
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SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-22-72-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3BlkstoUF. ForlnfoonALL1,2,3,4 Bedrooms
forSale,CallEricLeightman,CampusRealtyat
352-219-2879. 4-22-72-5







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 NEW CONSTRUC-
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
4-22-72-5

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


Condos for sale near UF/Shands!!
Many affordable units available.
Call Carolyn/Maureen at:
(352)284-4428 or (386)365-8590
@Matchmaker Realty. 1-30-09-21-5

107 BAY CT CRESCENT CITY 4.05 ACRE
-NO
IMPACT FEE 30K ALSO 4.48 ACRES IN
FLORAHOME
FOR 31K 208 S WAHOO MUST SELL
8138925060 1-9-5-5


1 Bdrm 1 Ba. Condo
$85,000 OBO.
904-687-0634 1-12-5-5


FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION FLORIDA
STATEWIDEAuctionstartsFeb7th1000Homes
MUSTBESOLD!FreeBrochure(800)491-8064
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3Br2Ba Foreclosure! $11,000! Only $199/Mo!
5% down 15 years @8% apr. Buy, 4/BR $259/
Mo! For listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5798. 1-9-
1-5

FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION FLORIDA
STATEWIDEAuctionstartsFeb7th1000Homes
MUSTBESOLD!FreeBrochure(800)678-0517
USHomeAuction.com REDC. 1-9-1-5

MID TENN MTNS By Owner, 5 acres, perfect
mountaintopcabin-sitew/woods.Smallstream
in backof property.Amustsee!$26,900.Owner
Financing (931)445-3611. 1-9-1-5

TENNESSEE LAND RUSH! 1+acre to 2acre
homesites, wood, views. Starting at $59,900.
TennRiver&Nick-a-Jackviewtractsnowavail-
able!Retirementguideratesthisarea#2inU.S.
places to retire. Low cost of living, no impact
fee.(330)699-2741 or(866)550-5263,AskAbout
Mini Vacation! 1-9-1-5

***FREEForeclosure Listings***Over200,000
properties nationwide. LOW Down Payment.
Call NOW! (800)741-4732. 1-9-1-5

GolfLot Bargain! NOW$39,900 (was 139,900)
IncludesMembership! Rareopportunitytoown
a beautiful view homesite in upstate SC's fin-
est golf community- NOW for a fraction of it's
value. Paved rds,water,sewer,allinfrastructure
completed. Get much moreformuch less. Low
rate financing avail. Call now (866)334-3253 x
2126. 1-9-1-5

NC Mountain Land 5+ acres w/10ft waterfall,
in established community, great views, lots of
options, only $99,500, owner (866)789-8535.
1-9-1-5


BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6

BED FULL SIZE $90 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-22-08-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA& LOVESEAT- $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
4-22-08-72-6

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. 4-22-08-72-6

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
4-22-72-6

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 4-22-08-72-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-22-08-72-6


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 4-
22-72-6

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 4-22-08-72-6

**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.
4-22-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846.4-22-72-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-08-
72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6

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 4-22-72-6


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

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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COmPUTERS
4-22-70-7

Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/un-
plugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/ID.
Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041. www.
GatorlandComputers.com 4-22-70-7


In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebarsorafitted 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)
4-22-72-9

Did you knowthat the Schwinn Shop has more
thanjustgreatdealson newand used bicycles?
TheyalsohaveawesomeSchwin n scootersboth
newandused.Pleasecomecheckusout@1225
W. University Ave. 352-427-6666 1-15-5-9





PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-10


UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
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

PARKING 60 SECONDS TO UF.
NexttoMcDonalds NW13th St. Callforsemes-
ter rates: 352-538-2454. 1-12-09-5-10

100%RECESSIONPROOF!Doyouearn$800in
a day? 25 Local Machines and Candy $9,995.
(888)629-9968BO2000033CALLUS:Wewillnot
be undersold! 1-9-1-10

Everywebsiteneedsone.Newtechnology,easy
sell. $399 to start includes your own website.
Seeademo.Gotowww.CWstart.com(407)375-
6505 Dan 1-9-1-10

ENTREPRENEURSWANTED$1000perdaybysim-
ply returning phone calls. No selling. Not MLM.
Discover Financial Freedom From A Powerful
and Proven Business Activity. (888)248-5559
HighwayToAbundance.com 1-9-1-10


000000 SCOOTERS 000000
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-22-08-72-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-22-08-72-11

***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 4-22-
08-72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
4-22-08-72-11

***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! 4-22-08-72-11

GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
able. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers! 376-6275
4-22-08-72-11

SWAMP CYCLES
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles,ScootersAccessories,andService.
633 NW13thStreet www.swampcycles.com
4-22-72-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $799. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung,Adly, Genuine,
Estblished 10yrs, 2 yr warranties
1024 S Main St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
4-22-08-72-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12

CARS CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-22-72-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-22-72-12







18, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008


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*****
*****SUN CITYAUTO SALES*****
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
4-22-08-72-12


$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For your unwanted cars
Junk!! Trucks, RVS & Wrecks!!!
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
1-12-08-10-12



2002NISSANSentraGXE.90250mi,runssmooth-
ly and has never broken down. Black with gray
cloth interior. Power locks,windows and mir-
rors work perfectly.Cold AC. Maintenance up
to date. Good deal/Negotiable.Interested call
3528707022 1-13-5-12


DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RECEIVE $1000
GROCERYCOUPONUNITEDBREASTCANCER
FOUNDATION Free Mammograms, Breast
Cancer Info www.ubcf.info FREE Towing, Tax
Deductible, Non-RunnersAccepted,(888)468-
5964. 1-9-1-12


PolicelmpoundsforSale!96HondaCivic$500!
OOVWJetta$900!!forlistingscall(800)366-9813
Ext 9271 1-9-1-12


Police Impounds! 95 Honda Civic $500! 96
ToyotaCamry$600!97HondaAccord$700!for
listings call (800)366-9813 Ext 9275 1-9-1-12


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-22-
72-13


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.


This newspaper assumes no responsibility
for injury or loss arising from contacts made
through advertising. We suggest that any
reader who responds to advertising use cau-
tion and investigate the sincerity of the ad-
vertiser before giving out personal informa-
tion or arranging meetings


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FULL-TIME ACCOUNTING CLERK

Full-time position in accounts receiveable.
Must be able to work from 8am-5pm, M-F.
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 cover
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, perssonal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-22-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
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NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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352-378-9204
4-22-08-72-14

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

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2009 recruiting class lays foundation for future titles


* GATORS APPROACH SIGNING DAY
WITH SPEED AND SIZE IN MIND.

By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer

While the Gators' tickets to the BCS
National Championship Game were
punched Dec. 6 with a win against Alabama,
the journey began much earlier.
Not in August, but in February 2006,
when many of the current UF players com-
mitted to take snaps in Gainesville.
National Signing Day this year is Feb. 4,
and until then, coaches will call, host, visit
and send letters to high school seniors in
hopes of swaying them to their schools. The
work done over the next few weeks will lay
the groundwork for the next few years.
Last weekend, the Gators got a boost
to their class at the U.S. Army and Under


Armour All-American games when they
received oral commitments from linebacker
Jon Bostic, offensive tackle Xavier Nixon
and wide receiver Andre Debose.
The Gators already have 16 commit-
ments 14 oral for next season and
have put a priority on two things: swiftness
and bulk. Speed has been a UF trademark
for years, so it's no surprise the team has
targeted quick skill players. But the number
of linemen bound for Gainesville (already
10 combined defensive and offensive) is
surprising.
Debose, of Sanford Seminole High, is
considered one of the most explosive play-
ers in the class. Recruiting Web sites and
forums have been making Debose-Percy
Harvin comparisons for months, despite
what Debose thinks.
"I don't compare myself to nobody,"
Debose said.


He is not as technically sound as other
top receivers, but he impressed scouts at
the Under Armour Game, and Mike Bakas
of Scout.com said Debose has emerged as a
potential game-breaker

"I don't compare myself to
nobody."
Andre Debose
Wide receiver

"There were probably 10 or 11 receivers
(at the Under Armour Game) all four-,
five-star guys and Debose was the most
explosive kid among them," Bakas said.
Nixon is the No. 1 offensive tackle on
Scout.com and is very athletic, consider-
ing his 6-foot-6, 285-pound frame. The
Fayetteville, N.C., Jack Britt High star plays
basketball for his high school team, which
could help him dominate in pass protec-


tion, where footwork is key.
While much of the class is set, UF is still
pursuing a few recruits who could push
this year's class from the top 20 to the top
five.
The Gators have found themselves in
some head-to-head recruiting battles over
players like Maryland-based linebacker
Jelani Jenkins (Penn State), Georgia na-
tive linebacker Jarvis Jones (Georgia) and
Seffner Armwood High defensive end Ryne
Giddins (South Florida).
Then there's cornerback Greg Reid. Reid
orally committed to Florida last February
but has recently de-committed and will vis-
it Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi State
- now home to former UF offensive coor-
dinator Dan Mullen later this month.
Oral commitments are non-binding until a
national letter-of-intent is signed on National
Signing Day on Feb. 4.


UF opens with OU

By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

It's not deja vu. Relax, you're not seeing double.
For the second night in a row, a Gators-Sooners matchup
is in the works. The UF gymnastics team will open its season
against Oklahoma at 7 p.m., one night after the two schools
clashed for the national championship in football.
"It's a crazy coincidence," sophomore Alicia Goodwin said.
One school is feeling great about Thursday's outcome, while
the other hopes to salvage an unusually orange-blue-crimson-
and-cream tinted weekend.
"We definitely want to start our season with a really strong
win," Goodwin said. "It's against Oklahoma, so if we (and the
football team) win, that'll be great."
But this meet would be important regardless of the Gators'
opponent.
"It's important for everyone, seniors versus freshmen, to
start off 1-0," junior Maranda Smith said. "Even for those of us,
like myself, that have competed before, it always feels good to
start the season with a win, so it goes hand in hand."
Junior Melanie Sinclair said even a BCS national champion-
ship wouldn't quell her hopes of beating Oklahoma.
"Who wants to lose? I love winning,"
Sinclair said. "I know I want to beat them,
just as bad, or more."
The football team may have had to wait
more than a month for its showdown with
Oklahoma, but the wait for the gymnastics
team has been longer and perhaps even
more unbearable.
Sinclair "We've been working so hard and doing
really well, it just flew by, and I'm so excited
that the first meet is here," Smith said.
Even in Thursday's practice, there was an air of anticipation
about the Oklahoma meet.
"This is what they work for," UF coach Rhonda Faehn said.
"They're natural-born performers and they love it. They would
much rather be out there on the competition floor competing
than in the gym training."
All the practice and mock meets have led to a familiar sce-
nario: a confident UF team.
"I feel like (Oklahoma is) going to be competition, and it al-
ways depends who's going to bring it that day," Sinclair said.
"But I have no doubts about how great our gymnastics team is
as well."
Smith said in order to do well, the team has to focus on itself
more than its competition.
"I feel that we can win, in that we're a better team," Smith
said.
This is more than just the second matchup between UF and
Oklahoma in as many days.
"Starting out with a win is going to help us, in the future,
build up the confidence and know that we can go in there and
do it," Sinclair said.


Brooks' 31 lead Gators to win


By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

For nearly two hours, UF
made the third-largest crowd in
women's basketball history for-
get they had come to view the
BCS National Championship in
the O'Connell Center following
the basketball game.
The 6,500 Gators fans cheered
on the women to an 80-66 victory
in their Southeastern Conference
opener against Mississippi State,
extending their school-record
winning streak to 15 games.
The first 37 minutes saw sev-
en lead changes, as neither team
could pull away from the other.
With just un-
der three min-
utes left, the
NWome s o. 18 Gators
Wo ens finally claimed
Basketball the game's first
double-digit
lead and put the Bulldogs down
for good.
It was only right for senior
guard Sha Brooks to hit the layup
that finished off Mississippi
State.
Brooks ended the night 12 of 21
for a career-high 31 points she
is the first to score 30 points for
UF since Bernice Mosby dropped
31 on Dec. 22, 2003.
The start of SEC play forced
Brooks to elevate her play.
"You got to step it up," Brooks
said. "(SEC play) is a whole
'nother level, you just have to
bring your 'A' game every night,
and that's what I did."
Although the game stayed
close throughout, the Gators con-
trolled the pace for most of the
second half.
They made a deliberate effort
to take care of the ball to reduce
the number of turnovers and,
consequently, Mssissippi State's
chances off them. The Gators
allowed just 2 points off eight
turnovers in the second half com-


pared to 19 points off 12 before
the break.
Another halftime adjustment
that led to their second-half suc-
cess was the switch to more zone
defense, after the Bulldogs had
success against the Gators' man-
to-man defense.
"We played a lot more zone
in the second half than we did in
the first half, and that got them
off-balance a little," UF coach


Amanda Butler said. "They are
such a great attacking team, and
(the zone) took some of their
weapons away."
The game went as well as
Butler could have hoped, except
for an injury to guard Jennifer
Mossor, who left the game with
12 minutes remaining after a right
knee injury and did not return to
the game. Butler was unsure how
serious the injury is.


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator
UF guard Sha Brooks is jostled by an Alabama player during the
Gators' 80-65 victory over the Crimson Tide on Jan. 13, 2008.






FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 21


Former Gator Huertas leads Rebels into Gainesville


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

It doesn't take much for old
friends to become familiar foes.
When UF (13-2) takes the
court against Mississippi (9-5) on
Saturday, the Gators will try to
avoid being haunted by a ghost of
the past.
Rebels guard David Huertas, a
UF transfer, was a member of the
2006 national championship team.
Huertas, who leads Mississippi
in scoring with 20 points per
game this season, said farewell to
Gainesville after his freshman year
because of concerns over playing
time.
Now, UF coach Billy Donovan
hopes he won't be stung by the
one who got away, and Mississippi
coach Andy Kennedy knows
Huertas will be ready to play his


UF Men's


old team.
"No question his emotions will
be charged," Kennedy said.
Huertas scored 7 points in
the Rebels' 89-87 win against the
Gators in Oxford last year.
Senior Walter Hodge looks for-
ward to going toe to toe with his
long-time friend once again.
Hodge, who played with
Huertas as a freshman at UF, goes
back quite a ways with the Rebel
sharpshooter.
Like Hodge, Huertas is a native
of Puerto Rico, and the two have
fond memories of playing with
and against each other as children.
"It will be just like back home,"
Hodge said.
Hodge said he regularly talks
to his old teammate, and they are
both looking forward to Huertas'
homecoming.
"I spoke to him two weeks ago.
Just to see how he's doing and

9


wished him good luck," Hodge
said.
The two guards came off the
bench for UF during the Gators'
2006 national title run.
Huertas, a junior, has been
forced to shoulder the load for
Mississippi this season after inju-
ries to three of the Rebels' top four
scorers.
Eniel Polynice, Trevor Gaskins
and Chris Warren have all been
sidelined with knee injuries, leav-
ing the Rebels almost solely de-
pendent on Huertas on the offen-
sive end of the floor.
"We've had to try and reinvent
ourselves a couple of different
times this season," Kennedy said.
"But we realize this is the hand
we've been dealt."
With Huertas now the fo-
cal point of the Rebels attack,
Kennedy worries the guard might
make Saturday's game a little too
personal.
"I don't want him to put too
much pressure on himself,"
Kennedy said. "That's what we're
trying to guard against."
Kennedy will have his hands
full trying to calm a young team
that he says is more than eager to
start off conference play against
the Gators.
"They have never been in
Gainesville before, so they're ex-
cited about it," he said.
"I don't think that would be
the case if they had been there be-
fore."
For UF, the more things change,
the more they stay the same.
The Gators start Southeastern
Conference play with the same
record they did last season and
the same questions.
A young team, a short bench
and an inexperienced frontcourt
are all cause for concern.
But Donovan is optimistic this
year's team will be more prepared
for the long road they are about to
travel down.
"Having been through the con-


AP Photo
Mississippi guard David Huertas tries to shoot over defenders during
Mississippi's 88-68 loss to Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss.


ference once, I think there is a little
more of an awareness of what's in
front of them," Donovan said.
It's the freshmen who keep the
coach up at night.
While Donovan has tried to ex-
plain the jump they are about to
make, no explanation may be good
enough.
"In life, we learn and grow from
our own individual experiences,"


Donovan said. "They just might
have to see it for themselves."
Wins and losses may hinge on
how fast Erving Walker, Kenny
Kadji and Ray Shipman acclimate
to the SEC.
"In the non-conference, you're
not really playing for anything
other than to get better," Donovan
said. "I think we're all playing for
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QB's fortitude more


important than stats


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

MIAMI It's funny to think that
a player who committed two turn-
overs served as a stabilizing influ-
ence on the winning team.
Sam Bradford had the better sta-
tistics at the end of the game with 256
passing yards and two touchdowns,
but it was Tebow who got to hold
the coaches' trophy in the Gators 24-
14 win against the Sooners.
After doing something he had
never done in the first half -
throwing two interceptions in one
game. Tebow transformed to 2007
Heisman-winning form by running
linebackers over and stampeding
into the history once again. Tebow
finished with 231 yards through the
air and two touchdowns.
"I struggled in the first half,"
Tebow said. "I just tried to get the
ball out quick, and they did a good
job of getting to me early on. We had
to make some adjustments."
Tebow finished with 109 yards


on the ground, and most of them
came in the second half.
"I was coming out here trying to
play with everything I had," Tebow
said.
So it would make sense that he
went into halftime and told his team
qda [ he wouldn't let them
down.
"The guy was furi-
FOOtbll ous," junior receiver
David Nelson said of
Tebow.
After hearing Oklahoma cor-
nerback Dominique Franks trash
talk earlier in the week about how
Tebow would be the fourth-best
quarterback in the Big 12, Nelson
said they should send some choco-
lates and flowers to Franks for moti-
vating Tebow even more.
"Tebow was just being Tebow,"
said junior receiver Percy Harvin,
who stole much of the offensive
spotlight with 171 total offensive
yards. "He's been the man all year.
He's our great inspirational leader.
When he comes into the game, he
lifts everybody up."


Andrew Stanfill/ Alligator Staff
UF quarterback Tim Tebow rushes for a gain during the second half of the Gators' 24-14 national cham-
pionship win against Oklahoma in Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens Thursday night.


Meyer becomes first coach to win two BCS national championships


BCS, from page 1

The rest of the country can vouch for that.
After UF's only loss of the season to Mississippi,
countless clips of Tebow promising to outwork
every other play in America were replayed on
ESPN. Now, it would be tough for anyone to
argue Tebow isn't a man of his word.
He had an uncharacteristic first half, throw-
ing two interceptions, matching his entire sea-
son total to that point.
On UF's second drive of the second half,
the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner took over.
He led the Gators 75 yards on 13 plays and did
most of the heavy lifting himself. He ran six
times for 48 yards and completed one pass for
11 yards.
"He's just one of those guys," Oklahoma
defensive back Nic Harris said, "You give him
your best shot, he's going to get back up."
Then the defense once again added a stop


of its own. The Sooners moved their way down
the field, but Stamper stopped Oklahoma
running back Chris Brown on 3rd-and-1 and
forced Oklahoma to attempt a 49-yard field
goal.
UF defensive end Carlos Dunlap showed
his massive wingspan and blocked the kick,
tying a school record for blocked kicks in a
single season (9).
The offensive spark came from Harvin,
who said after the game he felt about 90 per-
cent. The junior playmaker finished with five
catches for 49 yards and 122 yards rushing on
9 carries along with one touchdown.
"There's no better feeling. Nobody gave us
a chance to win the game," Harvin said. "They
said we weren't tough enough."
The Gators defense did allow Brown to
gain 110 rushing yards on 22 carries, but they
had big stops against the junior running back.
The Sooners seemed to be poised to score
after taking over at the Gators' 26-yard line


"There's no better feeling.
Nobody gave us a chance to
win the game."
Percy Harvin
UF wide receiver

in the second quarter after a Tebow intercep-
tion. Brown ran three straight times to take the
ball to the UF 1-yard line. But the junior was
stuffed two straight times for no gain by UF
defensive linemen Jermaine Cunningham and
Torrey Davis.
Both teams entered Thursday night's game
averaging more than 45 points, but it was the
defenses who left their mark early leading to a
scoreless opening 15 minutes. Oklahoma was
held scoreless in a quarter for only the sixth
time this season and the first in the opening
quarter of play.
UF free safety Major Wright upped the in-


tensity when he ran across the field to break up
a pass intended for an open Manuel Johnson.
The Oklahoma wide receiver had beaten cor-
nerback Joe Haden down the left sideline after
a pump fake by Sam Bradford. Wright did his
best Reggie Nelson impression, laying Johnson
out and leaving him dazed on the ground.
In the end, Tebow came through. In the
fourth quarter, after a key Ahmad Black inter-
ception, the junior quarterback led his team
on a 11-play, 76-yard drive that ate up 6:52 of
clock time and essentially sealed the victory.
It was an old standby that would clinch the
victory for UF. Tebow ran to his left, jumped
and hit a cutting David Nelson.
"I promised the guys that I would go out
and play with all my heart," Tebow said. I
was so motivated tonight. Oklahoma's a great
team and they came out and played hard. I'm
so proud of my teammates right now. I can't
put into words it was just an incredible
night."


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Harris fails to slow speedster


HARVIN, from page 24
on his leg, causing Harvin's body
to jolt, and it left the receiver on the
ground for several minutes.
"He tried to slow me down,
and it didn't work," Harvin said.
"I expected that because everyone
knew about my injury, but I was
able to push through it and didn't
let it stop me."
That was the second scare for
Gators' fans with Harvin, who was
rumored to have tweaked his ankle
again in practice this week.
Those suspicions were backed
up on UF's first play, when Harvin
remained on the sideline, but any
questions about his health were
answered two plays later, when


he caught a 3rd-and-8 slant from
quarterback Tim Tebow, worked
his way to the right sideline and
outran a few defenders for a gain
of 19 yards.
Harvin's trouble decelerating
was clear after the play. He had to
jog another 25 yards before turn-
ing back to the huddle, but the run
brought renewed confidence.
"That was the first time I plant-
ed while running that fast, so when
I did that play, I knew I was going
to be okay," Harvin said.
While he knew Harvin wouldn't
be completely healthy, UF coach
Urban Meyer
"The one thing about him is,
the brighter the lights, the better he
plays," Meyer said. "He's a bigtime
performer, a little like (Tebow).


EVAN, from page 24


from bad refereeing to bad sportsmanship, bad fan etiquette and even a
mistimed jet flyover during the third line of the national anthem.
Oklahoma fans booed while Murphy was cramping on the ground
in the third quarter. UF fans booed during Oklahoma's fight song after
Sooners fans remained quiet during the Gators'.
Both sets of fans booed after referees couldn't figure out how to get the
dock to read the correct time, and the lethargic tempo of the game got to
the players.
"The slow pace of the first half, that really wore down on the defense,"
defensive end and the game's Defensive MVP Carlos Dunlap said. "It got
us to the point where you want to think about pointing fingers."
But in the end, the ugly duckling turned into a graceful swan for UF
The Gators cemented their legacy as the best team in the country. Years
from now we'll be wondering how in God's name Mississippi came into
The Swamp and upset the national champions.
The only ones who still think this game was hideous, a disaster, a game
that will be forgotten in 15 years?
That would be the Oklahoma Sooners.
For UF, though, the end result is all that matters. They leave South
Florida as national champions for the second time in three years.
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DEFENSE, from page 24
game this season.
But nothing set the tone quite like
the Gators' second-quarter red-zone
stops. When it appeared Oklahoma
had finally figured out the Gators
defense, as they got their up-tem-
po offensive attack going midway
through the second quarter, UF


made its first red-zone defensive
stop.
With Oklahoma facing first and
goal at the 9-yard line, the Sooners
opted to run the ball four straight
times with running back Chris
Brown. The Gators defense held
each time.
Just before halftime, the Sooners
began to move the ball down the
field effortlessly once again this


time to the 6-yard line until safety
Major Wright snagged a tipped pass
intended for Johnson on the final
play of the second quarter.
"That was indescribable," said
defensive end Carlos Dunlap, who
was named the defensive player of
the game. "It felt really good when
we were making those stops. It felt
like we were doing what we were
doing all year."


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Harvin returns from injury to lead Gators to victory

By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmcall@alligator.org

MIAMI Earlier this week, UF receiver Percy Harvin
said the only lingering effect from his sprained ankle was
that it made it hard to slow down.
Luckily for Harvin, most of his work in the No. 1
Gators' 24-14 win against No. 2 Oklahoma in the BCS
Championship Game involved speeding up.
The junior led UF in rushing with 122 yards and a
touchdown on just nine carries, and he added another 49
yards on five catches, a productive night from a player
whose health was in question right up until kickoff.
UF receivers coach Billy Gonzales said Harvin only
took about nine snaps in each practice this week. He
wasn't sure the playmaker would be his usual self.
"We didn't know what to expect," Gonzales said. "It
was one of the hardest game plans to put together be-
cause we didn't know if he'd be able to go all the way.
What an awesome performance from him."
In addition to his touchdown, a 2-yard run to make
the score 14-7 in the third quarter, Harvin was instrumen-
tal in the Gators' other scoring drives.
He kicked off UF's second possession with a 15-yard
reception, a drive that ended with a 20-yard touchdown
from receiver Louis Murphy for the game's first score.
Then, he opened a fourth-quarter drive with a 52-yard
carry down the right sideline to Oklahoma's 26, and he
followed that up with a 12-yard run.
He was on a roll and looked poised for a second touch- Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
down, but after the play, Sooners safety Nic Harris yanked UF wide receiver Percy Harvin is pushed out of bounds by Oklahoma defensive back Lendy Holmes after a reception in
SEE HARVIN, PAGE 23 the first half of the BCS National Championship Game on Thursday night at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.


Sparks start flying after half


MIAMI
is was the ugliest game you've
| ever seen for the first 40 minutes.
This game was a train wreck. A
slow-paced, whistle-filled, commercial-
clogged mess of a game.
This was a game that had a timeout
called by each side just before a punt
and then saw UF get flagged for rough-
ing a punter.
This was a game that had Louis
Murphy flagged for enthusiastically
signaling he just made a first down.
This was a game that saw Tim
Tebow double his interception total on
the season in just 23 minutes of game
time.
And then the last 20 minutes hap-
pened.
In that time, the game that you
thought ditched you the speedy,
back-and-forth, smooth-flowing game
- returned. Both teams scored touch-
downs to keep the game tied at 14.
Percy Harvin became that liquid, cuts-


S like-a-razor
running back
who burned
Oklahoma for
a combined
64 yards on
Evan Drexler back-to-back
The Drex Factor plays. The UF
email@alligator.org special teams
got a rally-kill-
ing field goal
block from Carlos Dunlap. The Sam
Bradford-led Sooners opened up the
fast-snap offense with success.
The game you wished would hurry
up and end suddenly became a jewel
worthy of a crystal trophy.
Ugly or pretty, gritty or flashy,
mind-numbingly boring or edge-of-
your-seat exciting, the Gators are the
2008 National Champions.
But the first part of the contest was
more of a nightmare than a dream.
There was a lot of bad about this game,
SEE EVAN, PAGE 23


UF DEFENSE

Secondary steps up in win


By KARL HYPPOLITE
Alligator Staff Writer
khyppolite@alligator.org

MIAMI The prevailing sentiment entering
the BCS National Championship Game was
that whichever team played defense would
win the game.
What everyone failed to consider was the
possibility that both defenses would show up
and play well.
After weeks of hearing about the possibility
that both teams could combine for 100 points,
neither team scored a single point in the first
quarter of UF's 24-14 victory over Oklahoma.
"It's all about defense and we pride our-
selves in playing great defense," linebacker
Brandon Spikes said. "And we came out and
played great defense today."
No play provided proof of this as much as
Ahmad Black's fourth quarter interception
with ten minutes remaining in the game. With
the Sooners attempting to take the lead after a
Jonathan Phillips field goal put the Gators up
17-14, Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford
attempted a pass down the middle to Juaquin
Iglesias. Iglesias appeared to reel the pass in,
but Black came in at the last moment and stole


the ball away.
"At first I thought they both might have
come down with it," linebacker Ryan Stamper
said. "But when I saw that he came up with it
I knew that if our defense went out and scored
we would win it."
UF's defense set a defensive tone early
when Major Wright laid a big hit on Oklahoma
receiver Manuel Johnson on what would have
likely been a touchdown had
Wright not come over.
"It's just part of my game
and it's just reading the
quarterback and he brought
me right to the ball," Wright
said. "After that hit I told
him it would be a really
Black physical game."
Four plays later, Heisman
Trophy winner Sam Bradford was sacked by
linebacker Brandon Hicks.
There was a plethora of dubious firsts for
Oklahoma provided courtesy of UF's defense.
The Sooners were held without a score in the
first quarter for the first time this season. UF's
second quarter score also marked the first time
Oklahoma was not the first team to score in a
SEE DEFENSE, PAGE 23


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