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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING?
"No More Hamas" Student Rally
Thursday, Jan. 15,
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A peaceful demonstration
against Hamas on Turlington
Plaza.

Demonstration for Gaza
Thursday, Jan. 15,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come out and support Gaza
in a peaceful demonstration
against Israel. It will be a qui-
et demonstration. Signs will
be available. Attendees are
encouraged to wear green in
support of Gaza.

Peace Corps and Environment
Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m.
The Hub
International Center
Returned Peace Corps vol-
unteers will share their ex-
periences. A recruiter will be
available to answer questions
about the application pro-
cess. Open to all majors and
the public. For more informa-
tion contact peacecorps@ufic.
ufl.edu.

"Speaking for Nature"
by Michal Meyer
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 11:45
a.m., Turlington 3312
Sponsored by the Center for
European Studies as part of
the Graduate Student Brown
Bag Series. Snacks and sodas
will be provided.

Spring Rush Begins
Spring rush takes place all
week and ends Friday, Jan.
16. More information about
the Interfraternity Council
and its fraternities can be
found at www.greekgator.
com.

Honors Ambassadors Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 14,
6 to 8 p.m.
Honors Ambassadors is hold-
ing a formal meet and greet
for current Honors students
in Ustler Hall. Dress is busi-
ness attire and refreshments
will be served. Come mingle
with current ambassadors to
learn what HA is all about!
For more info, visit our Web
site at www.honors.ufl.edu/
ha.

WCBA Spring 2009
Business Bash
Thursday, Jan. 15, 5 to 7 p.m.
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
Business Bash offers students
an opportunity to experience
all aspects of the Warrington
College of Business, includ-
ing over 20 student organi-
zations, study abroad and
graduate school directors
and business college advi-
sors. Attendees will network
with student leaders. Food
will be served to those who
arrive at 5 p.m.


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Engineers Meeting
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
at 6:15pm in FLO 100
Meet and Greet members of
NSBE and learn about new
programs and opportunities
for this semester.

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STUDENT GOVERNMENT


Senators hold resolutions at first spring meeting


By LAUREN BAKER
Alligator Staff Writer

Student senators kicked off the
New Year with a few resolutions of
their own Tuesday night at the first
Senate meeting of spring semester.
Talk turned to booze and ciga-
rettes as senators decided to put
two pieces of legislation on hold
during the meeting.
One of the resolutions dropped
from the meeting's agenda op-
posed the proposed Gainesville
City Commission ordinance that
would penalize bars and restau-
rants with excessive underage
drinking violations by prohibiting
them from admitting people under
21 years of age after 9 p.m.
The resolution, which presents
an opinion but takes no action,
aimed "to protect students' night-
life from a long term prospective."
Senate President Jordan Johnson,
who sponsored the bill, said the
legislation was put on hold after he
learned he was not fully informed
on the issue.
Johnson said he plans to at-
tend Thursday's City Commission
meeting, where the bill will be pre-
sented for first time, to learn fur-
ther details.
"The key thing there is that we
do have time," he said.
Senators also declined to discuss


a resolution that encourages the
passage of a new law by the Florida
Legislature that would raise the
state's cigarette tax by $1.
The resolution states Student
Senate's support of the bill and
similar legislation regarding the in-
creased cigarette fees.

"A lot of people are hurting,
and we need to pass this
bill."
Mark McShera
Orange and Blue Party senator


The bill was introduced to
the Florida Legislature dur-
ing the January Special Session,
said Orange and Blue Sen. Ben
Cavataro.
If senators approve the resolu-
tion, copies will be sent to public
representatives such as Gov. Charlie
Crist to show Senate's support of
the tax increase, Cavataro said.
The increased cigarette tax
would benefit UF because the mon-
ey generated would help soothe the
state's budget woes, Cavataro said.
Senators did approve a resolu-
tion in support of American jobs
and industry, though some felt it
went beyond Senate's ability to do
so.
"We have no jurisdiction. We
have no expertise," said Orange


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UF student senator Benjamin Cavataro, left, stands with senator Mark McShera while arguing the cons
for voting for student body president Kevin Reilly's nomination for a new member of the UF Supreme
Court at the senate meeting in the Reitz Union on Tuesday night.


and Blue Party Sen. Sam Miorelli.
Orange and Blue Sen. Mark
McShera disagreed.
"A lot of people are hurting, and
we need to pass this bill," he said.


Earlier in the meeting, senators
passed legislation declaring Jan. 20,
2009, as Barack Obama Day.
Members of UF's Black Student
Union will carry the resolution


with them when they take their SG-
funded trip to the Inauguration, ac-
cording to an SG press release.
Alligator Writer Jackie Weiner
contributed to this report.






4, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009


High-pressure Job
Trimark Properties employee Angel Ortiz sprays down the porch of a home on Southwest 12th Street
in the rain Tuesday afternoon.




STUDENT LIFE

Fans pledge to volunteer for Tebow


By JENA ADDISON
Alligator Contributing Writer


Thanks to Tim Tebow's announce-
ment Sunday that he will be returning
to UF next year, local organizations
may see a boost in volunteers.
In an effort to convince Tebow to
stay at UF for his senior season, about
50 Gators fans pledged to volunteer
in 2009 at www.DontGoTebow.com, a
Web site launched Jan. 2.
Kristen Soltis, a UF alumna now
working in Washington, D.C., created
the Web site after she heard that one
reason Tebow was considering the NFL
was to have more time for community
service and mission trips.
"He is just one person, and one
person can only do so much," Soltis
said. "But we've got the whole Gator
Nation."
Because Tebow's announcement


came so early, the Web site's purpose
has become more of a "thank you"
than a "don't go," she said.
"He is just one person, and
one person can only do so
much. But we've got the
whole Gator Nation."
Kristen Soltis
UF Alumna

More than 175 hours a month have
been pledged, which tallies up to more
than 2,000 hours for the year, according
to the Web site. Some members have
pledged as many as 40 hours.
"I think it says two big things,"
Soltis said. "First, Tebow's impact has
been enormous, and people under-
stand that volunteering is important to
him and to the community."


The Web site includes a pledge
form where Gators fans can enter their
names, e-mail addresses, where they
would like to volunteer and how many
hours a month they can commit.
Soltis said she plans to e-mail every-
one with suggestions on where they
might want to volunteer.
Although it is unclear if everyone
will follow through with his or her
pledge, Brandon Crone is not taking
his own commitment lightly.
Crone, a UF aerospace engineer-
ing junior, was among the first to join
and submit his pledge to the Facebook
group that later spawned the Web site.
He pledged to volunteer one hour
for each touchdown Tebow scored this
season. Crone mentioned Relay for Life
and Habitat for Humanity as possible
volunteering options.
"I gave my word, and there's really
no maximum," he said.


Students upset


over proposed


bar ordinance

By MORGAN COLLINS and BRITTANY DAVIS
Alligator Staff Writers

A proposed ordinance banning people under 21 years old
from bars and restaurants that habitually violate underage
drinking laws might pass at the Gainesville City Commission
meeting on Thursday.
The Underage Prohibition in Alcohol Beverage
Establishments Act, if passed on both Thursday and on Feb. 5,
would ban establishments with a certain number of underage
drinking arrests from allowing people under 21 years old to
enter after 9 p.m.
The aim of the ordinance is to lessen the money the city
spends policing bars.
In 2008, Gainesville spent $125,000 on bar patrol. In 2007,
the city spent $75,000, and in 2006, $25,000 was spent. The cost
increases yearly as police demand more money for overtime.
"We're spending a disproportionate
amount of money to patrol bars," said
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, head of the commis-
sion's Public Safety Committee. "It's really a
resources issue here."
The ordinance was proposed last February
and underwent several drafts before its now-
final form.
Mastrodicasa Bars and restaurants with an occupan-
cy of less than 201 must have fewer than
five underage drinking arrests in 90 days to avoid penalty.
Establishments with an occupancy of 201 or more must stay
under 10 violations in the 90-day period, according to the or-
dinance.
Many bars and restaurants have few violations, so for them
nothing would change. But bars such as Gator City and XS,
Grog House and Jewells would have to make drastic policy
changes to retain their under-21 crowd.
In the 90-day period between July and September of 2008,
32 underage drinkers were arrested at Gator City and XS,
25 were arrested at the Grog House and 25 were arrested at
Jewells.
Some business owners and students oppose the ordinance.
Facebook event groups encourage UF students to protest
outside city hall before the commission meeting Thursday.
One event, started by Gainesville club promoter Joey
Friedman, had more than 950 members as of Monday night.
The Facebook page falsely stated that the ordinance will
prohibit people younger than 21 years old from all Gainesville
bars and clubs.
Friedman said it's not about the words, it's how the ordi-
nance will be enacted.
He believes the city will pick and choose which establish-
ments to inspect under the new ordinance, putting the heat on
midtown and downtown nightlife.
"They're not sending police officers into Chili's to look for
violators," he said. "They're sending them into the bars down-
town."


After BCS win, cameras, cooking spray aid local police


* CAMERAS MOUNTED ON LIGHT
POLES HELPED IN SURVEILLANCE.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

What does a couch set on fire by rowdy
Gators fans after a national championship
look like through an infrared camera lens?
"Pretty cool," according to Gainesville
City Commissioner and UF's Assistant
Vice President for Student Affairs Jeanna
Mastrodicasa.
Mastrodicasa said she watched live video
of the burning couch at the Gainesville Police
Department headquarters, 721 N.W. Sixth St.,
during the celebration on University Avenue
after Thursday's game.
The video was streaming in from a police


helicopter hovering over the mob of 28,000 for
about three and a half hours, directing officers
to trouble spots like the burning couch.
But that wasn't the only video feed officers
were watching Thursday night.
For the first time, GPD was receiving video
from cameras installed on traffic light poles at
University Avenue intersections.
The cameras were installed as part of the
city's $18.2 million plan to manage traffic by
monitoring major intersections and adjusting
the timing of traffic lights.
UF has committed about $3.8 million to the
project.
There are currently about 40 cameras
around Alachua County, with plans to install
a total of about 85, city spokesman Bob Woods
said.
Mastrodicasa said the cameras allowed her
to watch fans climbing light poles and said she
even witnessed one fan strike an officer.


The fan, UF student Cynthia M. Santos, was
arrested for battery on a law enforcement offi-
cer and resisting an officer without violence,
according to the arrest report.
Summer Hallett, GPD spokeswoman, said
the cameras helped the department control the
crowd more effectively and were one reason
officials were able to prevent another trag-
edy like the death of Lt. Corey
Local Dahlem, who was hit and killed
News by a drunken driver after UF's
second basketball champion-
ship in 2007.
"When you're in the crowd, it's hard to see
what's going on," she said.
"(The cameras) gave us, basically, a 360 de-
gree view," she said.
Hallett said GPD plans to use the cameras
for crowd control whenever there's a big event,
like a parade or a celebration. She said the de-
partment could even use them in the case of an


active shooter on or near the UF campus.
Another tool the city used to keep fans safe
during the celebration was a little more low-
tech Pam cooking spray.
Gina Hawkins, spokeswoman for the city's
Public Works Department, said 10 cans of the
spray were used on a total of 10 traffic light
poles to keep fans from climbing them.
Hawkins said Gainesville began using the
spray after the basketball championship in
2007, making this year the second time the
spray was employed.
"For us, the convenience of Pam is that it's
in the spray form," Hawkins said. "And it's
edible."
Which would be a benefit if fans tried to eat
the stuff, she said.
"You never know what to expect from your
fans," she said.
It's even OK for those on a low-cholesterol
diet, she joked.





WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5


Woman accused of


stealing from thrift store


* VOLUNTEER ACCUSED OF
STEALING $10.96 IN CLOTHING.

A Gainesville woman was arrested
Monday after being accused of steal-
ing from the Salvation Army thrift store
where she was performing community
service hours.
Latonya Jackson, 19, put several cloth-
ing items in her purse that totaled $10.96,
according to a Gainesville Police report.
During her shift, it was brought to
the manager's attention that Jackson was
taking clothes from the store and putting
them in her purse, the report stated.


When it was time for her to leave, the
manager confronted Jackson and found
three shirts and a pair of jeans inside her
purse, the report stated.
According to the report,
when the officers con-
Local fronted her, Jackson told
News police she planned to take
the clothes out of the store
without paying for them, but she said
that someone else was making her do it.
Jackson was charged with petty
theft and was being held at the Alachua
County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon.
KATIE EMMETS


A 19-year-old man was arrested after
being accused of threatening to shoot
someone in the head during a drug deal
Monday.
Officers from the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office were dispatched to 1803
S.W. 69th Terrace when they received
a call about an armed disturbance be-
tween two men.
ASO spokesman Steve Maynard
said the victim, Keith Small, was able
to identify the man as Courtney Crosby,
19, of Gainesville.
Maynard said that ASO officers have
dealt with Crosby in previous drug-
related cases.
Small told officers that Crosby came
to his residence to collect $45 that Small
owed him for marijuana, Maynard
said.
When Small didn't give him the
money, Crosby took out a gun and
threatened to shoot him.
The officers then surrounded
Crosby's residence at 1949 S.W. 69th


Drive, where they found him and 10
marijuana plants inside, the report stat-
ed.
A 9 mm semiautomatic handgun was
found in the backyard of the house, but
the second handgun was not found.
"Last year, almost all of the
homicides in Alachua County
were drug-related."
Steve Maynard
ASO spokesman

Crosby was charged with aggravat-
ed assault with a deadly weapon and
destroying or tampering evidence, both
felonies.
Threatening with guns is very com-
mon in the drug community, Maynard
said.
"Last year, almost all of the homi-
cides in Alachua County were drug-
related," he said.
KATIE EMMETS


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Editorial


Booze Blues?

New ordinance won't dry

up Gainesville overnight
Making an informed decision can often spell the
difference between strutting your stuff to class
in a pair of oh-so-tight Sevens or having to hide
your face as you duck into the nearest Lane Bryant.
Did you really have to supersize your latest extra-value
meal?
As college students, we face, on a daily basis, a litany of
life-or-death choices that will ultimately shape the course
of our very existence.
Though a Facebook event invitation usually ranges
from some run-of-the-mill guest speaker to this semester's
Great Underwear Dash, there is that rare instance where
we recommend you take a second look at what's really at
stake before making a decision.
Sadly, almost 1,000 (and counting) of you failed to read
between the lines.
When word hit your laptop during class this week,
screaming about a new ordinance that bans coeds under
21 from enjoying the Gainesville nightlife, you probably
freaked out and quickly accepted the invite to join the
fight against city hall.
Oh no what will we do about our socials and grab-a-
dates? At least you can take solace in the fact you made it
past drop/add before blowing that New Year's resolution
to refrain from Facebook during lecture.
The Editorial Board wants you to take a seat and relax
before you start heading down 1-75 to scout out the Ocala
nightlife to quench your underage drinking needs.
The passage of Ordinance 0-07-121 won't exactly turn
Gainesville into Florida's answer to Salt Lake City over-
night. If passed, the ordinance would give the local clubs
and bars the opportunity to shape up before prohibiting
them from letting in minors.
Even so, establishments that collect an excessive amount
of violations will only be prohibited from admitting those
under 21 during the hours of 9 p.m. through 2 a.m. We
want you to know the proposed legislation has much more
to do with finding a remedy for the flailing economy than
keeping underage students from hitting up their favorite
watering holes.
Take a look around Gainesville, and we bet you can't
drive a block on University Avenue without coming across
an abandoned or empty storefront.
The harsh realities of failed Bush economic policy have
hit North Central Florida leading our local legislators to
scour over the budget in search of potential cutbacks.
The answer? Scaling down the number of Party Patrol
officers roaming around Midtown in search of 20-year-old
frat boys double-fisting whatever Vincent Chase drank
that week on Entourage.
The city's issue with Party Patrol officers stems from
having to pay them time and a half for their services -
quickly adding up to some serious pocket change.
The Editorial Board understands you may have been
tricked into believing come Feb. 5 you won't be able to
buy your crush from Econ. an appletini at The Swamp and
ended up smothering her to make up for lost time.
We sympathize but don't make us feel like your par-
ents when we tell you to take the time to read things over,
even Facebook, before jumping to conclusions.
Even if your favorite destination of self-destruction
ends up banning underage Gators, it doesn't mean you
can't grab dinner there when your family comes to town.
But, hey, who goes to the bars for the food anyway?


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Is there life for detainees after Gitmo?


s the dawn of the Age of Obama approaches,
the president-elect is moving to distance him-
self from the former president as quickly and
easily as possible. What better way to spend his first day
in office than by closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay,
which for so long has been a symbol of the ongoing war
on terror?
It won't be a simple case of pulling the plug and ship-
ping everybody off on their merry way, though. Even
though Obama has promised to move quickly, the legal
framework of the action will probably take months to
work out, especially the logistics of figuring out where
to put all of the detainees.
While some are screaming, and have been for some
time, for the closure of the Guantanamo prison, others
are stuck wondering what will become of the approxi-
mately 250 detainees who are still there too many of
whom have been held for years without trial.
Some may end up in far-off prisons in Portugal, and
others might receive all-expenses-paid vacations to de-
tention centers throughout the rest of Europe.
But what about the Geneva Conventions? And, lest
we forget, habeas corpus?
Those hardly seem to matter when you look at the
grand scheme of things. The men have a place to sleep,
and they get fed. Isn't that enough?
Maybe we'll hear more claims of Obama pallin'
around with terrorists because of his decision, even
though Sen. John McCain proposed the same exact
thing. But how terrifying can these so-called terrorists
be?
Any glimpses we get into the world of the
Guantanamo prison show subdued men either walking


ing up against fences. They cer-
tainly don't seem like murderous
masterminds, but that may just be
a part of their clever ruse to trick
us into caring for them as human
Naudia Jawad beings.
letters@alligator.org One of the detainees consid-
ered to be among the most dan-
gerous is said to have trained in
the fine art of making detonators out of Sega game car-
tridges. Put this man on trial at once, I say!
Anybody willing to do something so heinous as to
use relics of our childhood against us deserves to be
prosecuted to the fullest. If his little terrorist buddies
are as bad as he is, Guantanamo must be a horrid place
indeed.
Lawyers for these detainees have stated that the gov-
ernment simply will not be able to justify the detention
of many of the men held there.
If these detainees are offered trials, will they prove
what has been feared for quite some time, and will these
men be free to go?
In a move straight out of an old Western, have the
good guys in white rounded up the local gang only
to find out that those rounded up had no business being
behind bars?
It seems that only time will tell. Until then, maybe
we should bake them a cake with a file in it. As for what
will be done to the prison once it is closed, well, perhaps
Cuba could use an amusement park.
Naudia Jawad is a journalism graduate student. Her col-
umn appears on Wednesdays.


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Guest column

Palestinians should choose more moderate government


So begins another chapter of the
Middle East conflict.
Arguments on both sides
continue with no answers. Who
broke the cease-fire? What violence
is in self-defense, and what is blatant
aggression?
Israel has the right to defend its
citizens from constant rocket fire
and terrorism from Hamas, just as
the Palestinian people need strong
and progressive leadership to im-
prove their situation. Unfortunately,
they have found that hope in the
wrong party. Their tactics, mimick-
ing those used by Hezbollah in 2006,
turned the entire region into a war
zone. This ultimately subjected the
Palestinians in Gaza to terrible con-
ditions especially compared to


the Palestinians in the West Bank.
The basic principle of the Hamas
organization is the invalidation of
Israel and its eventual destruction.
Creating a cease-fire with Israel is in-
congruous with these basicbeliefs, let
alone working toward establishing a
lasting peace. Conversely, Fatah, the
more moderate Palestinian party in
the West Bank, has begun talks with
Israel to establish peace.
Hamas strategically places the
locations of its strongholds and arse-
nals in hospitals, mosques and resi-
dential buildings. This despicable act
creates a game of chicken with Israel
to see who will act first. Will Israel
attack strategic Hamas militant tar-
gets despite the potential of civilian
casualties, or will Hamas continue


Jason Attermann itsuseof killing dozens of innocent people.
human What's left unreported is the inten-
Speaking Out shields tional stockpile of Hamas' weapons
despite hidden within the building, leaving
putting few choices for Israel after repeated
fellow Palestinians in danger? warnings to the residents.
Comparing the Israeli and The Israel Defense Forces use
Palestinian casualties, it is unclear extensive intelligence before taking
how many in Gaza were Hamas military action. Israel drops fliers
militants and how many were ci- and makes phone calls into the ter-
vilians in the wrong place at the ritories, warning Gazans of the dan-
wrong time. The number of civilian ger that Hamas has put them in.
Palestinian casualties is troubling Meanwhile, Hamas continues to
and heart-wrenching, especially shoot rockets indiscriminately into
considering they may have received southern Israel, giving Israelis no
little assistance and warning from warning and putting the citizens of
their governing party. When these major cities in a state of constant fear
deaths are reported, the media of- and shock. The residents of Sderot
ten show videos of Israeli rockets have 15 seconds from the sound of
shooting into civilian complexes, the sirens to run into shelters and


pray for safety. Firing these rockets
isn't an innocent act of protest, but
rather a deadly and destructive dis-
play of radicalism.
I urge you to read between the
lines and understand the intentions
and strategies used by both actors.
Israel uses powerful force and ex-
tensive intelligence to remove the
terrorist threat with the smallest ci-
vilian casualty margin.
My hopes are that the Palestinian
people see the danger and destruc-
tion incurred under Hamas and that
they choose a more legitimate and
moderate path leading them toward
a sustainable life and peace with
their neighbors.
Jason Attermann is the president
of the Jewish Student Union.


Letters to the Editor
Activists transcend "hippie" image
In response to Yoav Mor's Monday letter
to the editor titled "Gainesville lacks informed
intellectuals," I was one of those ill-informed
"hippies" he was referring to though hu-
man rights activist is a far more accurate term.
As a matter of fact, those ill-informed hippies
he was referring to are graduating this semes-
ter with their bachelor's degrees in Middle
Eastern Studies.
I would like to clarify that aside from the
sign comparing Gaza to Warsaw all other
posters were merely calling for a stoppage to
the killings and for people to stand up against
injustice.
To console Mor's "pain" and "sadness"
about the news of Gaza reaching the UF cam-
pus, he should be relieved to know that he is
surrounded by human beings who can't sit
back and watch hundreds upon hundreds of


innocent civilians being slaughtered in the Israel ousting Hamas helps Palestinians
name of national security. Peter Nazzal missed a fundamental
Our ears are far from deaf sir, they are ring- point in his Tuesday letter to the editor titled
ing from the cries of the Middle East and our "Palestinian supporters not ignorant, should
voices are all we have right now to speak up speak up," by failing to acknowledge that by
against the inhumanity and inform the public r i
of the current situation. ousting Hamas from power in Gaza, Israel is
of the current situation. n
When did it become OK to sit back in si- helping the Palestinian people.
lence during such a catastrophe, especially Nazzal seems to forget that in the summer
when people are injured and dying without of 2005, Israel unilaterally pulled out every last
medical aid or food? It's not OK! settler and soldier from the Gaza Strip. This
As a citizen of the world, Mor should take ended checkpoints and gave the Palestinians
part in the discussions of his peers and not ar- an opportunity to behave themselves pav-
rogantly dismiss them. Question them with ing the way for full control of their borders
respect and conclude, not with answers, but and an eventual peace agreement.
with a new-found motivation to make a posi- Rather than take the withdrawal as a sign
tive difference.
tive dif S r of good will, the rockets began raining down
Nadine Sfeir
4LS on Israeli border towns in higher numbers and
from closer range than before, causing a mil-


lion and a half Israelis to constantly keep one
eye on the nearest bomb shelter.
The rocket barrages only increased after
Hamas rose to power, which then led to the
Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.
It's very simple if Hamas renounces
violence and recognizes the right of the Jewish
people to live in their own state in their an-
cestral homeland, peace would be within the
Palestinians' grasp.
Hamas might also be of help to the
Palestinians if, instead of raiding humanitar-
ian aid convoys and selling the goods for a
higher price in order to buy more weapons,
they let the aid get to the people who actually
need it.
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1-30-38-2

SUN ISLAND
1BRs 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


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

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


**2/1, 3 Blocks to UF**
HW Floors, Centr. AC
Pet Friendly $850/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 SW9th 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
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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
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PET FRIENDLY!
3BR/3BAw room to run
behind Hilton on SW 34th ST
Union Properties 352-373-7578
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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
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$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


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* 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
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WALK TO SANTA FE
2bd/2ba $750/mo
1 car garage. dw, mw. wd incl
Fenced yard. Avail Now!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
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Mallorca Unit near Royal Park
2BD/2.5BAAvail Now!!
Beautiful, luxury townhouse
w/ garage. $950/mo
Union Properties 352-373-7578
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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

2bd/2.5batownhouse. Petfriendly.Closetol-75
and bus route to main campus. New paint and
2parkingspaces.Rentis$750amonth plus$1 0
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
hardwoodflrs.LgLR,DR,Family Rm.Dishwasher,
Cent AC&Htr. Free laundry fac. Fenced, land-
scapedyd.Monthly prepaydiscount. 1019NW
36th Dr. $1395/mo+Util. 773-206-1774 1-20-
09-10-2

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 many extras. $1650/mo. 1003 NW 22nd
St. 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

1BRapt.w/pvtgated courtyard located in small
proffesionalcomplex@3320SW23dSt.Single,
mature applicants only. New carpet. $575.00/
mo small pets ok @ $25.00/mo 352 377-2150
Please leave a msg. 1-21-09-10-2

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

**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
to UF.2816WUnivAve. $1500/m orcandivide
into 3/2 for $1200/mo. Pool service extra376-
6183, 352-327-2931 1-21-09-10-2

2BR/2.5BATownhouse 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
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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
Itsao12@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*
1 blkto UF/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.
$500secdep. Nopets.Call386-462-0994 1-23-
09-10-2

::2 Blocks To UF :: -
Room in 4brcondo incl utils, internet, cable TV,
pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com4-22-09-
68-1


4- 0 NICE, SAFE 1 BEDROOM 4 BLOCKS FROM
S SWAMPINHEARTOFALLTHEACTION.GREAT
SMALLCOMPLEXWITHPARKINGSTICKER.
ASSUME LEASE $818/MO352.341.1230 OR
c78 783 1_140_ln Q2_


1 BEDROOM NEAR UF
UTILITIES INCLUDED IN RENT.
724 NW 3rd AVE
$590/mth************Call371-3260 1-26-09-
10-2

2 BEDROOM DOWNTOWN
Quaint 2 brapt in the heart of downtown. Wood
floors,Screen porch.216SW3rdAve$680/mth
Call 371-3260 1-26-09-10-2

AvailAugust 1-4BR/2BAnice,large house. Hot
tub, fenced yard, washer/dryerprovided, 3413
NW8thAve. $1625/mo. Screened back porch,
other housesavailable. Call339-2342formore
info. 1-16-09-5-2

1 Roomin beautiful2BR/1BAdowntowncondo.
Vaulted ceilings, skylights, Italian style floors,
close to library, UF, Shands & shopping. $450/
mo month-to-month. Pets ok. Walk to popu-
lar spots & downtown festivals. 352-262-1351
1-23-09-10-2

4/3,3000+sf,w/d,$2000,352-213-3943 1-16-
5-2

*2/1 Funky Upstairs Apt*
3 Blocks to UF
Pet Friendly $750/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

*2/1 House w/ Big Yard*
4 Blocks to UF, HW Floors
Pet Friendly, Outdoor Kennel
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

*2/1 Apt, 4 Blocks to UF*
Central AC, No Tow Parking,
Pet Friendly, $700/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2


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*2/1 Apt, 1000 SF*
Island Kitchen, WD hookups
Centr. AC, Pet Friendly $700/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

2BR/1BA upstairs, hardwood floors, freshly
painted, new kitchen floor, free month. 1 block
from O'Connell Center, just off UniversityAve.
$590/mo 727-697-3110 1-16-09-4-2

WOODSIDEVILLASoffTowerRd. 7200SW8th
Ave.2BR/1BA+bonusroom&diningarea.1072
sqft.Vaultedceiling,W/D,DW,fans, pool, newer
carpet/tile, bus rte, smoke-lfree, no pets. $800/
mo.Quietarea.Call352-339-6502 1-22-09-7-2

4BR/2BA MUST SEE!
Available 8/1. Remodeled,W/D, lawn care, 1.8
mi to UF, No pets. 3532 NW 7th Ave Fenced
$1400/mo.373-1558or246-8645 1-20-09-5-2

****ANTIQUE 1 BR APT****
Large 1BR, hdwd floors, clawfoot tub, 1908
house. Dntown nearWaldoRd. Petsarranged.
$475/mo. ALSO pvt room in trailer, Archer Rd
nearPublix$275/mo.CallGreg214-32911-27-
10-2

****WALK TO UF****
No parking problems, large room avail now.
Ceiling fan, W/D, built-in cabinets. Last room
left. $400/mo incl utils. No pets. Call 226-4111
1-20-10-2

***MICANOPYHOUSE***
3BR/1BA, bathroom is huge, large yard, in
Micanopy city. Pets arranged. Cool old house.
$600/mo, 1st, last, dep. Call Greg 214-3291
1-27-10-2

Cute & Funky upstairs loft behind Leonardo's
706,six blocksto UF/downtown .Available now!
Short lease possible. $450/mo
(352)338-7670 or shepley@cozygator.com
Others places listed at www.cozygator.com
1-21-09-5-2

Cute &Clean Vintage 4bd/2.5ba house behind
Applebee's. Bike to UF Wood floors, CH/AC,
W/D, fans, blinds. Huge rooms!Available now!
907 NW1 lthAve. $1150/mo. cozygator@bell-
south.net 352-338-7670 1-21-09-5-2

2 bed / 1 bath apartment avail in quadplex.
1037 NW41 stAve. WD hookups, dishwasher,
central heat and air. New carpet, paint. Nice
unit!Sorry, no pets.Call352-375-5250ore-mail
glenn.primack@gmail.com 1-21-5-2

Spacious 1Br/1Ba in Gatornest Apartments.
$585/mo. Petswelcome!Walkingdistancetoall
midtown bars and only 2 blocks from the sta-
dium!! Call now-386-316-5777 1-22-09-6-2

Bike/bus to UF. New Condo at Chase Hollow.
1150 sq ft. Lv rm, dng rm, 2 bedrms, 3 baths
& porch. Tile 1st fl, carpet 2nd fl. Rent $1150.
PIs call 407-497-9024
1-23-09-7-2

AvailableAugust 1. 4BR/3BAlarge house with
largebedrooms. Houseonly4yrsold. Fireplace,
washer/dryer provided, vaulted ceilings. 2108
NW8th Court. $1575/mo. Call 339-2342 fordi-
rections. 1-16-09-3-2

AvailableAug 1.4BR/2BA, nice modern house
on large private lot. Fireplace, washer/dry pro-
vided. $1425/mo. 2606 NW 34th St. Pets ok.
Deck, lotsoftrees.Call339-2342 1-16-09-3-2

2 story 2 bdrm 2 bth townhome w/firplace in
ShellRockVillas.NiceareaclosetoUF,OaksMall
and bus stop. $625 mo plus security dep. Call
Ms. Mitchell (678) 642-1223 1-21-09-5-2

$313/month!Janrentfree-$125@signing.Bus
rt 13, <1 mileto UF, quietcomplex, great room-
mates.petswelcome.Nomoveinfees.Niceapt,
closeto UF, ButlerPlaza, 75, Shands, and VA.
Emily 704-22-0423 1-16-09-3-2

3BR/1 BA,carport,W/Dhook-up,fencedinyard.
Sec. 8 Available. Call for info 352-224-5693
1-21-5-2

Priced like apt, feels like a house. Spacious
2BR/1BA duplex, close to downtown. Eat-in
kitchen, screened porch, fenced yard, W/D hk-
ups,bigtrees,hugecarport. Immaculateinside
& out. Available now $645/mo 352-378-4684
1-21-5-2


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

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


$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

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
813817-1524orjakepapp@ufl.edu 1-15-5-3

1 Room in beautiful2BR/1BAdowntown condo.
Vaulted ceilings, skylights, Italian style floors,
close to library, UF, Shands & shopping. $450/
mo month-to-month. Pets ok. Walk to popu-
lar spots & downtown festivals. 352-262-1351
1-23-09-10-3

Two Blocks to UF! 2/1 includes parking spot.
Leasing the entire apartment Jan-July. $799
per month. Corner of SW 10th St and 4th Ave.
Contact Monica at (904)945-9918 or
monicamoore02@gmail.com. 1-15-09-3-3

Female needed to take over a lease on a 3/2
furnishedflatinGreenwichGreen.Rentis$383/
mo+ utilitiesand includeswirelessinternet and
cable. W/D in apt. January rent is free. E-mail
kme1397@ufl.edu 1-21-5-3


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
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Visa and Mastercard accepted.

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. 1-21-09-
13-4

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$450inclutils328-4995
1-15-10-4

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

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


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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. Wof 1-75.
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
student roommates.CallMike@843-816-5337.
1-23-09-10-4

2 Female roommatesneeded! 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-furn w/
bed, TVstd, night std, closet shelves), busstop
very close, avail now! Nicole 954.629.8978
1-14-09-4-4

1 Roominbeautiful2BR/1BAdowntowncondo.
Vaulted ceilings, skylights, Italian style floors,
close to library, UF, Shands& shopping. $450/
mo month-to-month. Pets ok. Walk to popu-
lar spots & downtown festivals. 352-262-1351
1-23-09-10-4

$400/mo.M/FSubleasee needed fora 1/1 in a
3/3apt@LexingtonCrossing :furnished,cable/
internet, electric, w/d. I will pay for your 1st mo
rent & security deposit. incentives negotiable.
David 3052054859 1-26-09-10-4

NEEDROOMMATE!1MONTHFREE!1yearold3
bdrmtownhouselocated nearUFandSanteFe.
Students preferred. wsh/dry,cable,gym, pool.
$500/month + 1/3 util.Flexible lease.
Call Alex 954-663-8255 2-2-14-4

1BD/1 BA avail NOW in 2/2.5 condo near UF.
Furnished, W/D, pool, open parking, on 4 bus
rts.$400/mo+1/2 utils.CallChris561-445-9034
2-6-09-17-4

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+30day notice2vacate. Nr
bus/shops Sm caged pet ok 331-0762 1-20-
4-4

Furnished 1 Bd in 2 Bd/1 Bath Condo across
fromUFJan-May2 (optional). BusRtsPoolGym
Free Parking Much More $500 incl utilities& in-
ternetcall Helen 772-631 -5430formoredetails
1-16-09-3-4




Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
sible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted
over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK
OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT
www.alligator.org. or please call 373-Find

SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-22-72-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 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

AlachuaCounty- Big block home. Nice country
location. 4BR/2BA, 2-car garage, pool. Needs
work.35yrsold. $90K/OBO.Appraised$190K.
Financing possible. Call 727-939-1864 1-28-
09-10-5


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
4-22-08-72-7








COM PUTERS
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 know that 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

The Book Bush Does Not Want YOU to
Open:

"Diary From the Dome: Reflections on
Fear and Privilege During Katrina"


(Amazon, etc.)


1-15-09-1-10


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 10 yrs, 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


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


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. 1-16-08-74-13


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.


Volunteers Wanted Horses
Helping People is seeking
volunteers for therapy and
horseback riding program. Visit
horseshelpingpeople.org for info. 1-21-5-13


This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
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-
mation or arranging meetings

the independent florida

alligator

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.
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Trivia

test Fif
Rodriguez

1. MYTHOLOGY: A satyr is a myth-
ical creature that is half man and half
what?
2. MILITARY: What is a dread-
nought?
3. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who
said, "That government is best which
governs the least, because its people
discipline themselves."
4. PSYCHOLOGY: What fear is rep-
resented by the condition called gamo-
phobia?
5. LANGUAGE: What does the
Greek prefix "intro" mean?
6. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the
Denali National Park and Preserve?
7. MOVIES: What is the name of
Sigourney Weaver's cat in the "Alien"
movie series?
8. ENTERTAINERS: What was the
name of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen's
most famous puppet?
9. HISTORY: What land did Alexan-
der the Great rule as king?
10. MUSIC: Which rock group
recorded the hit "Walk This Way"?
Answers
1. Goat or horse
2. A heavily armored battleship
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. Fear of marriage
5. Within
6. Alaska
7. Jones or Jonesy
8. Charlie McCarthy
9. Macedon, or Macedonia
10.Aerosmith
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 13


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!
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
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


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.


BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-22-08-72-14


CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your
own time & pace in your own home! To get
program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
online program visit www.lapcnatraining.com
Get started right away! 4-22-72-14


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


*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


NOW HIRING
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
Spring 2009
Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com
1-16-08-10-14


Bookkeeper- Office Manager (PT) needed for
local law office. Must be proficient in Quick
Books. Email resume to:
robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com 1-21-09-11-14


Software Engineers/Programmers
C/C++ programmers for Embedded digital
TV software (Cable, Satellite, Video over IP).
Nagravision has openings in our Atlanta and
Gainesville offices. Competitive salaries, ben-
efits, relocation. Send resume or questions to
resumes.atlanta@lw.net 1-14-09-7-14

Part-time Student Assistant needed to assist
with survey development, data analysis and
research. To reviewposting &apply see https://
jobs.ufl.edu, requisition #0801253. Screening
will begin on Friday, January 16 and will con-
tinue until the position is filled. The University
of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution &
women & minoritiesareencouragedtoapply. If
anaccommodation duetoadisability isneeded
toapply,call(352)392-4621 orTDD1-800-955-
8771. 1-16-09-9-14


Part-time Public Relations Student Assistant
needed to promote the Healthy Gators 2010
coalition. To review posting & apply see https://
jobs.ufl.edu, requisition #0801214. Screening
will begin on Friday, January 16 and will con-
tinue until the position is filled. The University
of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution &
women & minoritiesare encouragedto apply. If
anaccommodation duetoadisability isneeded
toapply,call(352)392-4621 orTDD1-800-955-
8771. 1-20-09-10-14

BARTEND!!!!
Earn up to $300/day!
Noexperience necessary. 888-631-5552 X-92
2-17-09-30-14

TUTORS NEEDED 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk
elem school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk
$10/hr 15-20 min S of UF Fed wk study
req foremp.VolunteerswelcomeContactSally
352-384-1155; st23@cox.net
1-21-09-10-14

PTBABYSITTER/NANNY$12/hrfor3boysages
2,4&6. Varioustimes needed. EspTU,TH, F
7:45am-1:45pm, also wkends. Ref & exp re-
quired. No smokers. Email resume to
betharosenson@yahoo.com 1-14-09-5-14

WEB DEVELOPERS & COMPUTER
CONSTULTANTS: UFCenterforlnstructional
TechnologyandTraining.Webdevelopersmust
befamiliarwith Dreamweaver, CSS,XHTM Land
Photoshop. Portfolio links must be included
with application. Consultant position requires
expertskillswithWindowsand Microsoft Office
applications. Excellent communication skills
required. Paystartsat$7.50perhour.jksmith@
ufl.edu, online application at http://www.citt.
ufl.edu/employment.php.
1-30-17-14

Afternoon nanny for elem age
M-F 1:30 --; W 12:30; must commit thru
Aug min; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail
res/pix/sched/gnv@nanoneone.com 1-21-09-
10-14

Afternoon nanny needed
12-6pm w/ 3.5yr old; must commit
to lyr+; non-student pref;
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix,schedgnv@nanoneone.com 1-21-09-10-
14

MWF 7:30 to 5 NANNY for
newborn twins; 20-30hrs/wk;exp req.;
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix,sched.gnv@nanoneone.com 1-21-09-10-
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
4-22-70-14

HORSESAVVY?Volunteerssoughttohelpwith
equine assisted physical therapy, and horse/
barn related activities. Please contact Carol at
Hippopt@aol.com. 1-15-09-5-14

SERVERWANTFORFT/PT
Accepting applications from 2-4pm. 1624 SW
13thSt.SawamuraJapaneseSteakhouse. 1-15-
5-14

WEEKEND COACH Needed for 17 yo
boy with ADD-LD. Activities of daily living,
movies, bowling, etc. Referencesand traspor-
tation required .Experiencepreferred.Call246-
2353 1-16-09-5-14

Paradigm Properties
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & Customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
Apply on-line at: www.teamparadigm.com
352-375-2152 ex 301 4-22-67-14

D-LYON ENTERPRISES, a new music pro-
duction company, now hiring for PT research,
development & bookkeeping position. Must
be energetic, out-going & people-friendly.
Call Craig for more info 352-213-7440 1-28-
09-10-14

Earn extra money. Students needed ASAP.
Earn up to $150/day being a mystery shop-
per. No experience required. Call 1-800-722-
4791 4-22-09-65-14


SUMMER IN MAINE
Males and females.
Meet new friends! Travel!
Teach your favorite acitivity


Tennis
Canoe
Waterski
Gymnastics
Silver Jewelry
English Riding
Copper Enameling
Basketball
Field Hockey
Softball
Newsletter
Lacrosse
Theater Costumer


Swim
Sail
Kayak
Archery
Rocks
Ropes
Art
Pottery
Office
Photo
Soccer
Dance


June to August. Residential.
Enjoy our website. Apply online

TRIPP LAKE CAMP for Girls:
1-800-977-4347
www.tripplakecamp.com
1-16-09-5-14

Cook:
Interface Youth Program is seeking a highly
motivated individual to plan and prepare
nutritious meals in a residential facility for
adolescents. This is a part time position
with flexible hours. Pay rate is $10.50 per
hour. High School diploma or equivalent
required. An application may be picked up
at: 1400 NW 29th Road, Gainesville, FL
32605. Please submit completed application
and/or resume to Zeke Whitter, Residential
Supervisor, at 1400 NW 29th Road,
Gainesville, FL 32605. Background Screen
Req. EOE/DFWP
1-14-3-14

ATTN! WANTED 29 Serious People to Work
From Your Location using a computer. Earn
$1500-$6500 PT/FT. www.healthmagnate.
com 1-16-09-5-14


IMPORTAUTOREPAIR.BMW,Mercedes,Porsche,
Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda.
Qualitycraftsmanship, reasonableprices,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
4-22-72-15


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 Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
4-22-08-72-15


HORSE BOARDING
12 x 12 stall cement block barn. Good grass
turnout with room to run! Limited # of stalls
available. 352-472-2627 for info & directions.
4-22-08-72-15

HYPNOTIST- Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079 4-22-72-15


***** MOVING? *****
000000 FREEWAY MOVING 000000
You'll love our low rates & references. Student
Discount. Call 352-256-0999. Lic #1M707
4-22-72-15

GatorSlideFarm:Horseboarding.Ownerhous-
ing. Dressage, stadium jumping, X-country.
Lessons/schooling opportunities. Feeding/
mucking mitigate monthly charges. Visitors al-
wayswelcome.ContactDibbie352.466.3538or
gtrslfrm@aol.com. 1-26-08-20-15

Absolute Value Automotive
Major/minor 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

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)
4-22-72-15

MATH&PHYSICSTUTOR
FirsthourFREE. 11yearsexperience.Bilingual.
Call Francisco at 352-494-8582 1-15-5-15


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
4-22-72-16

Attention cigarette smokers! Are you in-
terested in quitting smoking? What better
time than now, the beginning of a new year!
Researchers at University of Florida are re-
cruiting healthy cigarette smokers between
the ages of 18 and 60 to test a new behav-
ioral treatment to help you quit smoking.
You will be compensated for your participa-
tion. If you're interested, please contact the
University of Florida Smoking Laboratory
and Clinic at 352-273-2188 or send an email
to ufsmokelab@gmail.com. 1-21-10-16





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.
* Connie 271-2677 cgraphix@bellsouth.net
1-21-10-17


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

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

SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES

University Opticians
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
4-22-08-72-18


Want to make a connection?
Place your ad here to look for someone to
share a common interest with or for your true
love


STEPHANI
Meeting you and your best friend from Korea
wasa heartwarming way to startthe NewYear.
I very much regret not exchange phone num-
bers.Pleasecallme.Bestregards.Karl332-5030
1-28-09-10-19


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2009 BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

A look at the Gators' 24-14

win against the Sooners
LEFT: Oklahoma defensive back Nic Harris grabs UF running back Jeff
Demps by the facemask a short distance from the end zone in the third
quarter of the Gators' 24-14 win against Oklahoma in the BCS National
Championship Game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens on Jan. 8.
BELOW: UF wide receiver Percy Harvin rushes for a gain of 52 yards in the
fourth quarter.
BOTTOM LEFT: UF wide receiver Louis Murphy stretches out his arm into
the end zone for the first touchdown of the game.
BELOW LEFT: UF safety Major Wright slams into Oklahoma wide receiver
Manuel Johnson as Johnson was trying to catch a pass in the first quar-
ter. Andrew, tanfill / Alligarn taff


Harrison Diamond/Alligator Staff


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16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009


HAWAII 10 @ UF 56


Tebow scores just once vs. Warriors


By MIKE McCALL
and PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writers
Original Publication Date: Sept 2
The idea that UF (1-0) would put
up eight touchdowns against Hawaii
(0-1) wasn't all that far-fetched, but
doing so while quarterback Tim
Tebow scored just once didn't seem
quite right.
The Heisman Trophy winner didn't
have to exert much energy in the No.


5 Gators' 56-10 win Saturday, mostly
thanks to contributions from seven
other players that seemed to come
straight out of a highlight video.
Electrifying runs, solid special
teams play and ball-hawking defense
kept the crowd of 90,575 in the Swamp
on its feet and made a lackluster first
quarter nothing but an afterthought.
Tebow barely broke a sweat.
"I didn't take too much of a pound-
ing," Tebow said.
"I don't think I'm sore, so I can go


condition now. I didn't take too many
hits."
Now a fresh Tebow and the rest
of the his team turn their attention to
Miami, which comes to Gainesville
on Saturday.
The fire was already evident in
Tebow's eyes right after the Hawaii
game. The junior signal caller was
9-of-14 passing for 137 yards and a
touchdown a 48-yarder to Louis
Murphy and carried nine times for
37 yards.


wam~p


StuLb


1 Ahmad Black, S, So.
2 INTs, 80 yds, 1 TD,
4 tackles

SBrandon James, KR/RB, Jr.
Sr4 PR, 95 yds, 1 TD; 3
rushes, 16 yds, 1 TD


ik. 3


Jeff Demps, RB, Fr.
2 rushes, 76 yds, 1 TD, 1
rec, 10 yds


Swamp ShiuL

I Brandon Spikes, MLB, Jr.
11 tackles, 1.5 TFL


SAaron Hernandez, TE, So.
5 recs, 58 yds, 1 TD


SLouis Murphy, WR, Sr.
13 4 recs, 77 yds, 1TD


MIAMI 3 UF 26

Gators end losing streak to 'Canes


By KARL HYPPOLITE
Alligator Staff Writer
khyppolite@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Sept 8
It wasn't the first time that "SEC"
chants rained down onto Florida
Field. But this time, there was some-
thing different about them.
This time, they seemed to be
rhythmic sighs of relief, rather than a
celebration of inter-conference domi-
nance.


Under the bright lights of Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium, with a Skycam
overhead, ESPN's College GameDay
crew in attendance and the specter
of six past losses hanging over them,
UF (2-0) escaped with a 26-3 victory
against Miami (1-1) that was closer
than any score sheet would indicate.
Offensive lineman Mike Pouncey
high-fived a fan in the first row,
thanking the young lad for his sup-
port. Cornerback Joe Haden earned a


peck on the cheek from a young lady
clad in orange, thanking him for his
performance.
A fan farther back in the stands
held up a sign that read "Superman
Fears No Cane," and while that may
be true, the Hurricanes appeared to
be armed with a bit more Kryptonite
than Tim Tebow had been accus-
tomed to.
UF's lead was just 6 points going
into the fourth quarter.


UF 30 TENNESSEE 6


Vols fans silenced by punt-return TD


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Sept 22
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. One hundred thousand orange
T-shirts, and they were all in the wrong hue.
No. 4 UF's game against Tennessee was a laugher
11 minutes in, and the crowd in a filled-to-the-rafters
Neyland Stadium had nothing to cheer about after the
player introductions.
It was 17-0 so fast, the fans didn't know what to do
with themselves.




Swa"p ShiuL


1


Percy Harvin, WR, Jr.
10 rushes, 82 yds, 1 TD;
13 recs, 186 yds, 1 TD


2 Brandon Spikes, MLB, Jr.
13 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack


Jermaine Cunningham,
SDE, Jr.
8 tackles, 1 TFL, 0.5 sacks


The Gators (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) carried
that momentum with them for the rest of the game, claim-
ing a 30-6 victory against the Volunteers (1-2).
After Brandon James' 78-yard punt return for a touch- Brandon Spikes, MLB, Jr.
down late in the first quarter, no amount of singing 10 tackles, 1 TFL
"Rocky Top" was going to bring the Volunteers back into
the game.
"It just kind of takes the crowd out of it," UF coach
Urban Meyer said of the return. "I'm starting to like this anoris Jenkin, CB, Fr.
team a little bit., l
"I'm not going to say a lot, but I like this team a little 2 tackles, 1 FF, 1 INT
bit because they know how to practice and are acting very
mature right now."



MISSISSIPPI 31 UF 30

Future in doubt after loss to Rebels


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Sept 29

There were 41 seconds left, and
Jeremy Foley didn't want to watch
anymore.
That's when UF's athletics director
turned away from a team that couldn't
advance the football 3 feet. A team
that was less than one minute from
witnessing giddy Mississippi players


flocking to photographers and do-
ing dances that would make Michael
Jackson blush.
A team whose hopes for an un-
blemished season vanished like the
orange-and-blue-clad fans did from
The Swamp.
A team that now has a serious iden-
tity crisis.
Now it's time to page Dr. Tebow for
help, and this is going to require more
minute cuts than what he did over the


summer when he gave circumcisions
to Filipino babies.
Because it's certainly not easy to
help 120 other sweat-drenched foot-
ball players who were refusing to take
off their pads as they sat in a hushed
locker room.
"It was so quiet you could hear
a pin drop," cornerback Joe Haden
said after UF's (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern
Conference) humbling 31-30 loss
against Mississippi (3-2) on Saturday.


SwOIyp StuL4

Brandon James, KR, Jr.
S 3 ret, 144 yds, 1 TD





WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 17


UF 38 > ARKANSAS 7


Season back on track


By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Oct. 6
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Let's forget
about numbers for a second.
Put aside the season-high 514 yards the
Gators (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference)
racked up in a 38-7 win against Arkansas
(2-3) on Saturday and wipe away the long
touchdown runs by Chris Rainey and Jeff
Demps in the final minutes that turned an
unimpressive win into a rout.
And erase the notion that this was a
bounce-back statement for No. 11 UF after


last week's stunning loss to Mississippi.
That upset was a wake-up call for the
Gators, and it appears they groggily hit
the snooze button Saturday.
"I don't think we played a great game,"
coach Urban Meyer said. "Obviously,
that's very far from a finished product, but
that's what happens in college football."
The offense went the way of the weath-
er in Razorback Stadium fluctuating
between warm and chilly.
The Gators chewed up yards and
moved across the field with the consisten-
cy of a lawn mower on some drives, but
on others, penalties and poor execution
left them stagnant.


Suwra Sfula
1 Brandon James, KR/PR, Jr.
2 rushes, 4 yds; 3 recs, 24 yds, 1 TD; 4
rets, 73 yds

2 Jeff Demps, RB, Fr.
7 rushes, 103 yds, 2 TDs; 1 rec, 7 yds


Chris Rainey, RB, RFr.
10 rushes, 103 yds, 1 TD


LSU 21 packUF 51


Tigers sent packing early


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Oct. 13
The Swamp Swagger is back.
From Mississippi Melancholy to Tiger
Triumph.
In a contest it had to have to stay in the
national title picture, UF did not just win a
football game.
With the nation watching, the Gators
(5-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) made a
statement.
They handed Les Miles his worst loss
since coming to Baton Rouge and hung
more than half-a-hundred on LSU (4-1) for
only the fifth time since the inception of the


Southeastern Conference in 1933.
The 51-21 thrashing broughtthe believers
back, as UF rose to No. 5 in the Associated
Press poll released Sunday and jumped
into a three-way tie atop the SEC East with
10th-ranked Georgia and No. 22 Vanderbilt.
Now talk will return to where it was pre-
season: a possible trip to Miami, site of the
BCS National Championship Game.
The stable of undefeated teams in BCS
conferences has dwindled to five occupants,
including possible SEC Championship op-
ponent No. 2 Alabama.
For now, the national analysts will con-
tinue to heap love on the three Big 12 un-
beatens.
But after a game like this, UF will take
on all comers.


cSwawtmp-Sht---
Brandon Spikes, MLB, Jr.
2 INTs, TD, 55 yds, 5 tackles


2 Percy Harvin, WR, Jr.
6 catches, 112 yds, 2 TDs; 2 rushes, 13 yds


3


Tim Tebow, QB, Jr.
14-21, 210 yds, 2 TDs; 12 rushes, 22 yds, 1 TD


KENTUCKY 5 UF 63


'Cats go down; 'Dawgs lie in wait


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Oct. 27
Let the countdown to Jacksonville be-
gin.
After a 63-5 flattening of Kentucky
on Saturday afternoon, No. 5 UF has its
sights set firmly on its game with No. 8
Georgia this weekend.
The Wildcats (5-3) offered little resis-
tance as the Gators (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern
Conference) put up 28 points in the first


quarter and never looked back.
In the post-game press conference,
questions focused more on the Georgia
contest than the one UF had just com-


Georgia sideline emptied, and the play-
ers stomped on the field in front of the
Gators.
Linebacker Brandon Spikes, for ex-


pleted. ample, responded with four straight "no
It was clear players had been instruct- comments" when asked about the cel-


ed not to talk about the Georgia game,
specifically about the now-infamous
touchdown celebration the Bulldogs per-
formed after their first score in last year's
game, which they went on to win 42-30.
After a 1-yard touchdown by run-
ning back Knowshon Moreno, the


ebration.
Wide receiver Percy Harvin was the
only player who came close to talking
about it.
"We plan on putting points on the
board, so we don't need that," Harvin
said.


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Jeff Demps, RB, Fr.
7 rushes, 50 yards, 4 recs;
67 yds, 1 TD, blocked punt

Tim Tebow, QB, Jr.
9 rushes, 48 yds, 2 TDs; 11-
15 passing, 180 yds, 2 TDs

Percy Harvin, WR, Jr.
2 rushes, 22 yds, 1 TD; 1
rec, 33 yds, 1 TD


Swuwap Stfu&
STim Tebow, QB, Jr.


WI


2



3


10-13 passing, 154 yds,
2 TDs; 12 rushes, 39
yds, 3 TDs

Brandon Spikes, LB, Jr.
7 tackles, 1 TFL, 0.5
sacks


Joe Haden, CB, So.
10 tackles, 1 INT, 88 yds


UF 49 t GEORGIA 10

Gators get revenge in blowout win


By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Nov. 3
JACKSONVILLE Forget the "Gator
Stomp," this was the Gator Romp.
As expected, UF (7-1, 5-1 Southeastern
Conference) delivered a response to
Georgia's end-zone celebration in 2007,
only the Gators didn't party in the end
zone during their 49-10 whipping of the


Bulldogs (7-2).
The whole field was their dance hall.
Cornerback Joe Haden pulled a nifty
two-step at Georgia's 25-yard line, pro-
longing his 88-yard interception return
that gift-wrapped a 1-yard touchdown
scamper for quarterback Tim Tebow.
Defensive tackle Terron Sanders pirou-
etted around would-be Bulldog tacklers af-
ter scooping up a fumble by running back
Knowshon Moreno, returning the ball to
the 10-yard line to set up another Tebow


score.
Linebacker Brandon Spikes balled him-
self up and rolled like he was on fire after
being blocked in the fourth quarter. It was
one of the few times the junior didn't find
his target in the Georgia (7-2) backfield,
but it didn't matter at that point. He had
already done enough to secure a victory.
For the finale, Tebow enjoyed the night's
last dance, a slow one, as he took a long
victory lap around Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium.




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Who's the Best?


difference between this year's squad and
the others was luck.
The 1996 team needed late losses by
other title contenders to open the
door for a championship, and it
took several close shaves and a
huge blocked kick for the 2006
Gators to make the BCS title
game.
This season, UF made its own
good fortune after a shocking home loss
to Mississippi in September, and the way


the Gators responded to that loss prompted
a heaping of praise from UF coach Urban
Meyer.
"That was one of the best
football teams I've ever had the
privilege to be around, certain-
ly one of the best," Meyer said.
"I've been a coach now for 23-
some years, and I have to rank
this either 1 or 1A as far as quality
of people and as far as work ethic."
Perhaps more importantly than where


this team ranks in the history of UF football
is what effect it will have on future teams.
With the way the Gators bonded during
the season and the large number of players
who will return next season, UF is poised
to stay atop the college football landscape
for another few years.
"I'm not sure what the word 'dynasty'
means, but I'm very confident now," Meyer
said. "I see some good players, and I see a
program that's set now. We're good, and I
didn't feel that way two years ago."


By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org

Ever since Steve Spurrier took over
UF's football program in 1990, the Gators
have been among the nation's best college
football teams, winning three titles in the
last 13 seasons and two of the past three.
UF's 1996, 2006 and 2008 championship
teams were all immensely talented, but the


Season Statistics
559 (46.6)
Pts 201 (16.8)
Yds 6047 (503.9)
Tot. Yds 3373 (281.1)
Yds 4007 (333.9)
NT thrown 42-16
Pass Yds 2070 (172.5)
nade 14
Yds 2040 (170)
Rush Yds 1303 (108.6)
Downs 59/145 (41%)
;s by-Yds 48-297
overs 23 (+5)


ng 1
137
nents 47


2 3
207 102
38 63


4 Total
113 559
53 201


12-1 (8-0 SEC)

Bowl Win: Defeated FSU in the Sugar Bowl 52-20
Star Players: Quarterback Danny Wuerffel, Running
back Fred Taylor, Safety Lawrence Wright
Road to No. I: UF was in the top five all season and
held the No. 1 spot for nine weeks before a loss to rival
FSU in its final regular-season game threatened to de-
rail its season. It took an Southeastern Conference title
win for UF, a loss in the Big 12 Championship from
Nebraska and undefeated Arizona State's loss in the
Rose Bowl to make UF the national champion after it
stomped FSU in a bowl-game rematch.
Defining Moment: Nothing could be sweeter than steam-
rolling a hated rival to win a national title, and the Gators'
Alligator File Photo
demolition of No. 1 FSU will be hard to top as the best game in UF history.
What You Might Not Know: The 1996 team is remembered as a dominant team, and it was, outscoring opponents
611-221, but it essentially took a miracle for the Gators to win a national title. All the cards had to fall just right after
the Gators' late loss to the Seminoles, and the school's first championship had a lot to do with some lucky breaks.


13-1 (7-1 SEC)

Bowl Win: Thumped Ohio State in the BCS Championship Game 41-14
Star Players: Quarterback Chris Leak, Receiver Percy Harvin, Safety Reggie
Nelson
Road to No. 1: Florida started the year at No. 7, and a win against LSU at home
vaulted the Gators to the No. 2 spot. But it wouldn't last long, as they dropped
their next game to Auburn 27-17. UF's next three games were decided by 7, 6 and
1 points, as the team needed a late field goal block to squeak by South Carolina
at home. But the Gators shed their penchant for close games by cruising past the
heavily favored Buckeyes for the BCS title.
Defining Moment: A few fingers made all the difference in the Gators' title run, as
defensive end Jarvis Moss blocked a 48-yard, potential game-winning field goal
as time expired to seat UF's 17-16 win against South Carolina.
What You Might Not Know: The Gators' defense held opponents to 189 points
(13.5 per game), the lowest average since UF's 1983 team, and while the lasting
image of the team is of it blowing Ohio State away, defense was the key all sea-
son.


Pts
Opp.
Tot.
Opp.
Pass
TD-Ir
Opp.
INT
Rush
Opp.
3rd
Sack
Turn

Scori
UF
Oppo


Season Statistics
416 (29.7)
Pts 189 (13.5)
Yds 5545 (396.1)
Tot. Yds 3576 (255.4)
Yds 3305 (236.1)
NT thrown 29-14
Pass Yds 2561 (182.9)
nade 21
Yds 2240 (160)
Rush Yds 1015 (72.5)
Downs 74/167 (44%)
;s by-Yds 34-258
overs 24 (+5)


ng 1
90
nents 47


2 3
150 83
39 42


4 Total
93 416
61 189


13-I (7-1 SEC)


Bowl Win: Topped Oklahoma in the BCS Championship Game 24-14
Star Players: Quarterback Tim Tebow,
Season Statistics Receiver Percy Harvin, Linebacker Brandon
Pts 611(43.6) Spikes
Opp. Pts 181 (12.9) Road to No. I: UF stumbled early with a
Tot. Yds 6231 (445.1) 31-30 loss to Mississippi in the fourth game,
Opp. Tot Yds 3994 (285.3) but the Gators went on a tear after that, out-
Pass Yds 2995 (213.9) scoring their opponents 414-97 through the
TD-INT thrown 33-5 rest of the regular season. They didn't reach
Opp. Pass Yds 2518 (179.9) the top ranking until after a 31-20 win against
INT made 26 Alabama for the SEC championship, but with
Rush Yds 3236 (231.1) their level of play following the loss to the
Opp. Rush Yds 1476 (105.4) Rebels, the Gators were clearly the nation's
3rd Downs 83/161 (52%) best team for most of the season.
Sacks by-Yds 34-217 Defining Moment: Following Mississippi's
Turnovers 13 (+22) gift-wrapped upset in The Swamp, UF quar- Harrison Diamond/Alligator Sta
terback Tim Tebow apologized to fans and promised the team would work harder than any squad ever had, and it's
Scoring 1 2 3 4 Total hard to argue with the results following his promise.
UF 167 161 139 144 611 What You Might Not Know: Following the loss, the Gators won each of their next eight games by 28 points or
Opponents 20 38 64 59 181 more, becoming the first major college football team to do so since Minnesota in 1903.


1996


Pts
Opp.
Tot.
Opp.
Pass
TD-Ir
Opp.
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Rush
Opp.
3rd
Sack
Turn

Scori
UF
Oppo


2006


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QUARTERBACKS
What a slacker. Could Tim Tebow be any
more lazy? He's such a jerk who has a
horrible influence on his teammates and
shouldn't be looked up to by anybody.
We're surprised Urban Meyer hasn't benched him yet.
As you can see, we're a fan of sarcasm here at alli-
gatorSports. Listen, statistically, 2007 Tebow was better
than 2008. But we're smart enough to realize Tebow's
impact goes far beyond the stats. It's hard to see an-
Tebow other player in sports who influences teammates as
much as Tebow does. He's one of the all-time greats,
and he's still got one more year.


WIDE RECEIVERS
Percy Harvin missed games. Louis Murphy
didn't have the stats most thought he
would. Deonte Thompson was inconsis-
tent. So enter David Nelson, Riley Cooper
and Aaron Hernandez with an occasional cameo by
Carl Moore All of these guys made big plays through-
out the year blocking and catching and made
Tebow's life much easier whenever Harvin was out.
And then, when the likes of Murphy and Harvin did
Harvin have their A games watch out.


RUNNING BACKS
They had their off days (see the national title
game), and then Jeff Demps and Chris Rain-
ey had days when it looked like they were
playing Pop Warner football. UF may very
well be the fastest team in the nation thanks to this young
duo, and not to mention they don't fumble it away.
Let's also give a shout-out to Kestahn Moore for leading
this group and being one of the most unselfish players UF
has seen in a long time. It's too hard to ignore all the posi-
Rainey tives of this group, and frankly, there aren't many nega-
tives.



OFFENSIVE LINE A
Besides Jim Tartt being in and out of the
lineup, this group had the same guys
starting up front every game, and it paid
dividends. Tebow had time to throw, and
Demps, Rainey and Harvin had holes to run through.
These guys don't get much love, but they should. They
outplayed Alabama's and Oklahoma's lines when they
matched up, and those were thought to be the best
two in the country. Not bad, fellas.


VE LINE LINEBACKERS
+ He came, sa
This group has scary potential, and the best lineb
they showed a lot of glimpses this year. Brandon Spik
Carlos Dunlap and Jermaine Cunning- and was the
ham combined for 23.5 sacks, and the having his dr
Gators' toughness on the line was immeasurably bet- game to kno
ter than it was a year ago. The addition of defensive against Geor
line coach Dan McCarney has helped the likes of Law- season. Also,
rence Marsh, Terron Sanders and Justin Trattou start to and Dustin D
find their potential, and it's making life very hard for selves. With S
opposing running backs and quarterbacks. Spikes


w and conquered. One of
ackers in the nation this year,
es didn't have an off-game
emotional leader of the defense. From
heads bounce up and down before the
cking the snot out of Knowshon Moreno
gia, Spikes was as good as advertised this
Ryan Stamper, A.J. Jones, Brandon Hicks
oe are already a good group by them-
pikes, they were one of the best around.


SECONDARY
Eleven interceptions in 2007 to 26 this sea-
son. Stats don't tell everything, but that one
does. The improved secondary is perhaps
the biggest reason why the Gators turned it around
this year. The youth of Major Wright and Joe Haden
turned into sound experience while Janoris Jenkins and
Ahmad Black were the surprises of the season. Other
Southeastern Conference teams should be very upset
that there are no upperclassmen in this group.
Wright


SPECIAL


James


TEAMS A
Urban Meyer got downright giddy about his
special teams at some points this season.
Caleb Sturgis struggled on kickoffs at first,
and Brandon James and the return game
couldn't get many big returns late in the year. That's just
being nitpicky, though. Any coach would love to have
UF's speed on his blocking units, and James is still capable
of a big return every time he has the ball. Then consider
that Chas Henry is becoming one of the nation's best
punters and Jonathan Phillips only missed one field goal
all year this is an impressive group.


COACHING
In 2006, the Urban renewal was complete. In 2008, Meyer took his place as one of the best coaches in college football.
He is the first coach to win two BCS Championships, and his recruiting abilities are bringing young talent into Gainesville
year after year. Meyer also put together a phenomenal staff this season, bringing Kenny Carter in to coach running
backs, Dan McCarney to mold the defensive line and Vance Bedford to school the cornerbacks and mesh with the
rest of his coaches. Combine all of them with offensive coordinator Dan Mullen, who went from hated to loved in two
months flat, and defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, and Meyer might be right when he says he has the best staff in
the nation.
Meyer

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UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Donovan goes for 300th win as Gator against Auburn


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

It's Nov. 22, 1996, and the final
buzzer sounds on UF's 80-63 win
against Central Florida.
First-year coach Billy Donovan
walks down the court, hugging
assistants and shaking hands,
his jet-black hair having not yet
given way to wisps of gray.
The banners hanging from the
ceiling of the O'Connell Center
were then just a dream the
lines on the 30-year-old's resume
still waiting to be filled.
When the Gators take the floor
in Auburn tonight, Donovan will
be a long way away from that first
victory in orange and blue. He'll


be going for win No. 300 at UF.
Donovan passed Norm Sloan
(235) as UF's all-time leader in
coaching wins two seasons ago.
But like most things in life,
nothing seems quite like the first
time around.
"In today's day and age of
coaching, it is really hard to stay
at a place for a long period of
time," Donovan said.
"I think when you see that
number there, it takes me back to
when it first started and believ-
ing in those guys. That changed
me as a coach."
Donovan had just taken over
a program that had only won 12
games the year before, and the
talent pool was a far cry from the
Mike Millers, David Lees and Al


Horfords of the coming years.
The Gators won 13 games in
Donovan's first season.
"We were not the most tal-
ented group,
but they played
really hard and
gave me every-
thing they had,"
Donovan said.
"Certainly there
were some frus-
Donovan trating games,
but I give that
team a lot of respect, because
they really overachieved."
Players like Joel Reinhart and
Dan Williams helped Donovan
lay the foundation for what
would become one of college bas-
ketball's premier programs.


"In their senior year, giving
them a chance to go to the Sweet
16 and experience some things
that they never had before was
special," Donovan said.
As Donovan was taking his
first steps into the world of
Southeastern Conference coach-
ing, his current players were
spending more time on the mon-
key bars than the basketball
court.
Chandler Parsons was an
8-year-old fourth grader at
Highlands Elementary in Ms.
Kelly's class.
While Donovan focused on
notching win No. 1, Parsons was
more concerned with the press-
ing academic matters of the mo-
ment.


"I was learning how to write
cursive," he said.
But surely, even back then,
basketball and the Gators were
high on his priority list.
"Not in fourth grade, I don't
think," Parsons said.
"I was all about the recess
back then."
Now, as Donovan heads to-
ward the future, he takes the time
to look back on the road he has
traveled down.
"It is always special when you
get a chance to be a part of some-
thing, (have an) impact from the
ground floor and be a part of the
building process," Donovan said.
"There is definitely an apprecia-
tion for when it all started and
everything that went into it."


BRIAN, from page26


their giant, flat-screen TV.
Basically, Meyer has added extra spice
to the already-good recipe put together by
Spurrier.
Meyer just nabbed his second national
title while, yes, Spurrier only has one, and,
yes, most current recruits don't care about
the success Spurrier had here. But the re-
cruits as well as every college football


fan know about UF's tradition, even if
they don't care where it came from.
Meyer can ask for something, and he
will probably get it.
Spurrier asked for something and had
to work to get it.
UF fans were furious when Spurrier
was replaced by Ron Zook. After all, a
prestigious program like UF's deserved
better than Zook, didn't it? That's because
Spurrier established tradition and raised
expectations.


Just a few years ago, even though most
were pleased with Meyer's hiring, very
few thought anybody could ever touch
King Steve's crown.
He was the father of UF football, and
many were hoping he would be brought
back instead Meyer being brought in.
If Spurrier still wanted to be the coach
here, he could have been. The only rea-
son he's not is because he was Coaching
Victim No. 87 who thought he could make
it in the NFL.


If you make a list of the best current col-
lege coaches, only a fool would put Meyer
anywhere lower than third, and it would
be just as foolish to put Spurrier in the top
10. But we're not talking about the current
situation. We're talking about the impact
made on this program.
That's where Spurrier can still top the
list.
After Meyer goes out and wins three
more national titles with the Gators, then
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Gators clinch SEC East


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org
Original Publication Date Nov 10
NASHVILLE, Tenn. There was no ex-
travagant celebration Saturday night.
Sure, UF's players sang with the band,
Tim Tebow did his usual victory lap and
the Gators were smiling as they ran off the
field at Vanderbilt Stadium.
But an ignorant bystander would have
had no idea UF just clinched a spot in the
Southeastern Conference Championship
with its 42-14 blowout of Vanderbilt on
Saturday night.
The biggest on-field celebration, in
fact, came from Shelley Meyer, who Gator
Chomped along with fans.
Meet the 2008 Gators, a team that says
it's just beginning to reach its goals.
UF will make its ninth appearance in the
SEC Championship Game on Dec. 6 against
No. 1 Alabama. The Gators are 6-2 in their
previous games, but both losses ('92 and
'99) came against the Crimson Tide.
"There was a little celebration, but we


expected to win, and we came out and
got it done," said linebacker Brandon
Spikes, who led a UF (8-1, 6-1 Southeastern
Conference) defense that held Vanderbilt
(5-4) to 93 first-half yards.

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Tim Tebow, QB, Jr.
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171 yds, 3 TDs; 11
rushes, 88 yds, 2 TDs

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So.
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tackle


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Offense stays hot in win


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org
Original Publication Date Nov 17
This is getting ridiculous.
UF made opposing players look like they
had just gotten out of bed and barely combed
their hair again
Percy Harvin made scoring touchdowns
look easier than cooking Ramen again.
The Gators read the opponent's quarter-
back like a nursery rhyme and added to their
interception total again.
Perhaps what's even more ridiculous
than anything is, as South Carolina (7-4)
coach Steve Spurrier put it, the Gators (9-1,
7-1 Southeastern Conference) are a four-
game winning streak away from their sec-
ond national championship in three years.
The run this UF football team is on is
one that the 1996 Gators title-winning team
would be willing to give a standing ovation.
That '96 team scored an absurd 376 points in
conference play. This year's team scored 359.
And that's with the majority of their second-
string offense playing in the second half of


many of those games.
In the stadium that Spurrier made fa-
mous, the biggest loss he had previously
suffered as a player or coach was a
12-point defeat when he was manning the
sidelines in 1993 against FSU.

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the season


UF finished the year with nine blocked kicks, but a crazy three of those nine came in the first 20 minutes against Kentucky for Homecoming. William Green and
Jeff Demps each blocked a punt, and those blocks set up UF touchdowns in the first quarter. On the Wildcats' first drive of the second quarter, cornerback Joe
Haden got a block of his own on a 31-yard field goal attempt. UF recovered and scored a touchdown three plays later, going up 35-0 as the second quarter was
still young. The three blocks tied a school record, and UF's 28 first-quarter points were the most the Gators had tallied under coach Urban Meyer.


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For the third straight season (though one was called back because of a penalty), junior kick returner Brandon James showed his best stuff against the Volun-
teers. His 78-yard punt return touchdown with 4:42 remaining in the first quarter against Tennessee completely silenced the home crowd and put UF up 17-0.
The game was essentially over at that point as the Volunteers looked dejected on the sidelines and could only muster 6 points all afternoon. James' punt
return was shown on ESPN's package for best plays of the year and also in the Gators' highlight reel at the championship celebration Sunday afternoon.


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It was half a foot away from being an interception. Instead, Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin beneffitted from a lucky bounce, and Harvin made a spectacular
catch to give UF a 7-0 lead early against LSU. Tebow underthrew his pass but was bailed out by an LSU cornerback, and Harvin scooped up the tip to go
untouched into the end zone. Coming into the game, LSU was the higher-ranked team, and that touchdown sparked a 17-point first quarter for the Gators
on their way to a 51-21 victory.

rS~pikes' interception return and punting prowess
At the time, no one knew how bad LSU would be this season. But when big, bad Brandon Spikes lumbered his way for a 52-yard interception return touch-
down on the first play of the fourth quarter against then No. 4 LSU, UF was officially back. Spikes then followed his touchdown with a celebratory punting
of the football into the south end zone stands. He shanked the kick, but with the Gators winning 51-21, he didn't much care. Spikes said it was his first
interception returned for a touchdown at any level, and he finished the season with two after notching one against South Carolina.


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Right after the loss to Mississippi, the Gators were feeling down. In UF's next game against Arkansas, the team came out flat and only scored 14 points in the
first half. But the Gators' fourth quarter turned the season around. With 11:58 left in the game, Tebow found Harvin on a 21-yard slant, and the UF rout was on.
Tebow immediately celebrated the moment by chest-bumping Urban Meyer, and the Gators went on to score another two touchdowns in the quarter to finish
with a 38-7 win. That play kick-started the UF offense: The team scored at least 42 points in each of the next seven games.


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MtWith the Gators up a tiny 4 points with about half of the fourth quarter still to play in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game against Alabama, the Crim-
son Tide was in dire need of a scoring drive to get back on top. Jermaine Cunningham and the UF defense said no. On third and 8 from their own 43, Cunningham
broke through the offensive line and sacked Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson for a loss of 11 yards. The Tide was forced to punt, and Alabama didn't see
the ball again until it was too late. UF scored on its next drive with a third-down touchdown pass from Tebow to Riley Cooper to put the Gators up for good 31-20.


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If Tebow and the Gators have one signature play, it's the jump pass. First performed by Tebow to tight end Tate Casey in the 2006 LSU game, this year's
version was even more important. Ahead 17-14 with just over three minutes remaining in the BCS National Chapmionship Game and the ball on Oklahoma's
4-yard line, Tebow faked a run to his left, leaped, and found wide receiver David Nelson in the end zone for the game-clinching touchdown. The jump pass
sealed UF's second national title in three years and capped off an 11-play, 76-yard drive that lasted just under seven minutes.

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On Georgia's second play from scrimmage, a second-and-13 from their own 15-yard line, the Bulldogs handed off to star running back Knowshon Moreno.
But UF's middle linebacker had plans of his own. Brandon Spikes drove Moreno to the ground, stopping him for a loss of 1 and then letting him know about
it. Spikes trash talked a bit while still on top of Moreno, and that hit set the tempo all afternoon. Moreno finished the day with just 65 yards on the ground,
and Spikes had seven tackles in UF's 49-10 revenge-fueled win.


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UF had just taken the lead over Oklahoma with a Jonathan Phillips field goal kick, and Sam Bradford was not about to go quietly. With about 10 minutes
remaining in the BCS National Championship Game, Bradford launched a deep ball to top receiver Juaquin Iglesias. Iglesias thought he had the catch, but
Black thought otherwise. The sophomore safety literally took the ball from Iglesias' hands before he hit the ground, and Iglesias looked stunned when he
stood up and realized Black had intercepted the ball. The ensuing drive got the Gators the touchdown that sealed the title. "I think Iglesias needs to hit the
weight room a bit more," Black said Sunday.


O-Gators_-standtal lonthe-go-al-line
Oklahoma running back Chris Brown had already racked up 73 rushing yards in the game, so the Sooners figured
he'd be a shoo-in to score with a first-and-goal situation. Instead, the Gators rejected him. On four straight plays,
Brown got the handoff from Sam Bradford. On those four plays, he combined for 6 yards. Defensive tackle Torrey
Davis made the hits on third and goal and fourth and goal, denying the Sooners 7 points that would have put them
ahead 14-7. The game could have been all Oklahoma from that point. UF also stopped an Oklahoma drive at the end
of the first half thanks to a comical, bobbling Major Wright interception with six seconds left in the half.


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UF FOOTBALL

Tebow's heartfelt speech after loss turns season around


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

The rest of the nation should
have a succinct message for
Mississippi's Kentrell Lockett:
Thanks for screwing it up for the
rest of us.
If Lockett hadn't blocked UF's
final extra-point attempt in the
Gators' sole loss Sept. 27, then
the game might have gone into
overtime. Maybe UF would've
won and gotten too cocky the rest
of the year.
Instead, there was Tim Tebow
trudging to the postgame press
conference, eyes red and school-
boy grin gone. He gazed at the
ground most of the time.
Tebow knew he had to choose
his words carefully. This couldn't
be your typical, emotion-laden
statement.
So he leaned slightly forward,
bit his lip, looked straight ahead
and rested his hands on the po-
dium.
He needed to brace himself for
these declarations.
They weren't for the faint of
heart.
"Ijust want to say one thing. To
the fans and everybody of Gator
Nation. ... I'm sorry. Extremely
sorry. We were hoping for an un-
defeated season. That was my
goal, something Florida has nev-
er done here. But I promise you
one thing: A lot of good will come
out of this."
"You have never seen any
player in the entire country play
as hard as I will play the rest of
the season. You will never see
someone push his team as hard
as I will push everybody the rest
of the season. You will never see a
team play harder than we will the


rest of the season. God bless."
Translation: Good luck, every-
body.
They needed it, and even 25
boxes of Lucky Charms, 10 four-
leaf clovers and a couple of rab-
bits' feet couldn't have helped
opponents stop Tebow from ful-
filling his promise heard 'round
SportsCenter.
"At this point in time, in my
opinion, he's one of the
greatest players to ever
play the game."
Urban Meyer
UF football coach

That night, junior receiver
David Nelson and teammates sat
at their homes feeling sorry for
themselves.
Their hopes of an undefeated
season were gone. That's when
one of them visited a Web site
showing Tebow's soliloquy from
that afternoon. Tears filled their
eyes, but they were hopeful tears.
That's what Tebow's speech had
brought them: belief that their
season was still worth playing
for.
"Let's go beat this thing,"
Nelson said.
The mission has been accom-
plished. It's hard to imagine a
player pushing himself or his
teammates harder than Tebow
did, and the Gators showed their
toughness on the field.
There was no promise of a
national championship, and not
even a guarantee of another win
for the rest of the season.
Some have called that speech
the "Tear-bow," but look who's
crying now.
"I don't know where this team
would have been if he hadn't said


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UF quarterback Tim Tebow fails to convert on fourth and I during the Gators' final offensive play of their
31-30 loss to Mississippi in The Swamp on Sept. 27.


it," Nelson said.
"After the Ole Miss loss, ev-
eryone was just devastated. We
were just searching for answers.
We were just looking for some-
thing to hold on to. We had no-
where to go."
His teammates have called
him Superman. Others say it's
just "Tebow being Tebow."
That speech, however, went
above anything Tebow had done
before.
"I've never had (a player) like
this," UF coach Urban Meyer
said. "Tim's got something spe-
cial inside him. I'm not talking


about throwing. I'm not talking
about running. I'm talking about
making everyone around him
better.
"At this point in time, in my
opinion, he's one of the greatest
players to ever play the game."
His speech is being talked
about in historic terms. It's be-
ing talked about in the same dis-
cussion as Knute Rockne's "Win
One for the Gipper." Who knows
whether it belongs in that cat-
egory?
But Tebow's words inspired
almost 100 other young men to
work harder at the game of foot-


ball than they ever had at any-
thing in their lives.
"I really took to heart what he
said," Nelson said.
Nelson wasn't the only one.
There was a difference in the en-
tire team, from the defense to the
punting unit.
"You see how it made a differ-
ence on the season with him get-
ting up and making that speech,"
sophomore defensive end Carlos
Dunlap said.
And to think there's still one
more year of this.
Once again, good luck to ev-
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Paths meet at crystal trophy


UF quarterback Tim Tebow smiles as fans chant "One more year!" during
the national championship celebration in The Swamp on Sunday.


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

The stars must align. The domi-
noes must fall the right way.
Balls are tipped but caught any-
way.
New faces say hello. Old ones
say farewell.
Some moments last a little lon-
ger thanks to timeouts.
In the end, it's the actors of the
moments the players, the coach-
es, even fate that led to the win-
ning of a crystal ball in Miami.
The 2008 UF football team won
the BCS National Championship
as the youngest team to do so, with
a safety too small, a quarterback
who couldn't lead a comeback
and an offensive coordinator who
couldn't use all his playmakers.


Ten years ago, Urban Meyer
walked into the Swamp.
He came to the Sunshine State
on a recruiting trip while he was
the wide receivers coach for Notre
Dame.
He left blistering cold tempera-
tures behind in South Bend, Ind.,
and welcomed Gainesville's sun-
shine, palm trees and tan young
ladies.
He stepped onto the field.
He saw the dividends of Steve
Spurrier in his prime, Southeastern
Conference Championship years
painted on the walls as if they were
free handouts. He saw the spoils of
a '96 national title.
When he reached midfield, he
pulled out his phone and dialed
his wife, Shelley.
"Guess where I'm standing,"
he said.
"Where are you?" she replied.
"I'm at The Swamp, at the 50-


yard line."
"What's it like?" she asked.
"This is it. This is the place."


A little over three years ago, a
St. Augustine Nease High senior
named Tim Tebow announced he
was coming to Gainesville on live
television.
Tales of his immense will, such
as playing through a broken leg,
had already begun to spread.
Turns out the legend was just
beginning.
On Sept. 27, it got 75 words lon-
ger.
Years from now, it will likely
only be known as "The Promise."
That's what happens when history
has a chance to reflect on itself.
At the time, itwasjust a 21-year-
old kid standing at a podium, un-
able to stop the tears from welling
in his eyes.
He had to commit to playing
better, if only because he couldn't
bear to feel like this again.
And he never did.
The Gators rattled off 10 straight
wins, including eight by 28 points
or more.
He battled through rain in
Tallahassee. He led his first fourth-
quarter comeback to seal an SEC
title. He overcame his worst first-
half performance to take home a
BCS title and Offensive MVP hon-
ors.
Now, he just wants a shot to do
it all again.


Five months ago, a 5-foot-9
sophomore named Ahmad Black
switched to safety.
It was a move made out of
desperation after projected start-
ing safety Dorian Munroe tore his
ACL.


The converted cornerback had
played in just seven games the
year before, and most fans proba-
bly didn't know his name. He con-
sidered transferring to a Division
I-AA program.
Everyone learned his name this
year.
The player called too small
and too slow by his own head
coach ended up being too strong
for Oklahoma receiver Juaquin
Iglesias. Black sealed the BCS title
gamewhenhe stole Sam Bradford's
pass from Iglesias' hands and left
the Heisman winner wondering
what else he could do.


Now, the off-season brings hel-
los and goodbyes. National Signing
Day awaits on Feb. 4. The seniors
have played their last games. Dan
Mullen and John Hevesy have left
for Mississippi State. Phillip Fulmer
has departed from Tennessee, and
Steve Spurrier tasted a blowout in
his old home. Georgia had an extra
couple of minutes to relish in de-
feat.
Now Meyer, the king of even-
numbered years, must face pos-
sibly his toughest test in '09: han-
dling a team projected to repeat
with the talent to do so.
He went 13-0 at Utah in 2004
and holds two crystal balls for his
'06 and '08 UF teams, but he still
understands all the factors that
must align.
"Very rarely do you get to be
a part of something like this," he
said. "I've been involved with col-
lege football for over 20 years. I'm
a big fan of college football. I study
college football. This is as good a
group of young people as I've ever
been around. This is certainly one
of the greatest football teams in
college football history."


In Meyer's Swamp, Spurrier established traditions, expectations


I still giggle at the thought of Steve
Spurrier throwing down his visor in-
side The Swamp.
That's part of his legacy. And the really
funny part is that he would only throw it
down once, maybe twice a game. Gators
fans were happy he got that upset only a
few times per game.
There was a lot to be peeved about back
in the mid '80s.
That's why Spurrier is still the most
meaningful coach in UF history. Urban



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Meyer is a better
coach, but his coach-
ing thumbprint has
not left the impres-
sion Spurrier's has.
Brian Steele Go back a little
Steele-ing bases more than four years.
bsteele@alligator.org Meyer was touted
as Gainesville's new
savior while the
phrase "Urban Renewal" took flight.
Renewal. In other words, bringing back



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dealing with its second defeat of the season.
The players are using the loss as motivation
for Saturday's game at South Carolina. For
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something that already existed.
It was something Spurrier built.
If there had been no Spurrier, there would
be no 8-year-old Timmy Tebow cheering
on Danny Wuerffel late at night in his or-
ange-and-blue pajamas.
There would be no reason why Meyer
would even consider leaving Utah for
Gainesville. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
would not be called "The Swamp."
Do you credit Ben Franklin for invent-
ing electricity or General Electric for main-


taining it and improving upon Franklin's
original findings?
Now, Meyer has gone way above just
maintaining the program, but he did not
turn on the switch to the crazed universe
of UF football.
That was Spurrier. He is the creator,
and Meyer is the successor. Spurrier built
the house while Meyer added the spiffy
Jacuzzi on the porch and bought a Wii for

SEE BRIAN, PAGE 22


*SL QUSTIO


Today's question: Who is the best -oach in UF
football history?

Previous question: Assuming Percy Harvin
leaves, who will be UF's No. 1 rece ver next
season? (see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
Thompson 38% (105)
Nelson 30% (82)
Cooper 23% (63)
Moore 8% (23)
273 TOTAL VOTES








THE CITADEL 19 I UF 70

Estopinan scores first TD in blowout


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org
Original Publication Date Nov 24

The game was over in the first
quarter, so it's understandable to just
get the basics in.
Louis Murphy's 16-yard touch-
down reception just four minutes
in set the tone for No. 2 UF, and
the Gators (10-1, 7-1 Southeastern
Conference) kept pouring it on The
Citadel (4-8) in their 70-19 victory


Saturday afternoon.
The result of this game was never
in doubt 17 minutes into the game,
UF was on pace for 124 points.
Starting quarterback Tim Tebow
was out of the game with five min-
utes to go in the second quarter, as
was wide receiver Percy Harvin.
Tebow added three passing touch-
downs to his stats, and Harvin had
125 yards in the first quarter.
Instead of the score, Saturday's
story was Senior Day.


It had been seven years since Javier
Estopinan scored a touchdown.
Considering he plays on the other
side of the ball, the Gators' redshirt
senior defensive tackle doesn't get
too many opportunities, but Saturday
was different.
With the Gators already ahead 49-6
early in the third quarter, he got his
first touchdown since his sophomore
year of high school on a 1-yard run.
"I just wanted to make sure I had
the ball," Estopinan said.


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Swamp ShuLa

Percy Harvin, WR, Jr.
3 rushes, 49 yds, 1 TD; 2
recs, 76 yds

SChris Rainey, RB, RFr.
7 rushes, 142 yds, 1 TD


Tim Tebow, QB, Jr.
9-11 passing, 201 yds, 3
TDs; 2 rushes, 34 yds


SmLug pSfua


Tim Tebow, QB, Jr.
12-21 passing, 185 yds, 3
TDs; 16 rushes, 80 yds, 1 TD

Aaron Hernandez, TE, So.
4 recs, 61 yds, 2 TDs


Janoris Jenkins, CB, Fr.
1 INT, 3 breakups, 2 tackles


UF 45 4 FSU 15

'Noles drowned by potent offense


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org
Original Publication Date Dec 1

TALLAHASSEE It seemed ap-
propriate that the final step to Atlanta
would resemble a swamp.
With rain hailing from the heav-
ens, the No. 2 Gators (10-1) avoided a
slip-up and continued their dominat-
ing ways Saturday, blowing out the
Seminoles (8-4) 45-15 in front of 83,237


poncho-donning fans.
UF's offensive output set a team re-
cord for points at the 58-year-old Doak
S. Campbell Stadium, but the biggest
question stemmed from a second-quar-
ter fall.
How is Percy Harvin?
The junior playmaker drew a gasp
from the UF faithful when he took a
direct snap, ran left, went down and
could not get back to his feet.
After a lengthy look from trainers on
the field, he did his best to try and walk


off, but the hobble could not be missed.
Coach Urban Meyer called it an an-
kle sprain after the game Saturday and
did not reveal much more Sunday eve-
ning, classifying Harvin as question-
able for this week. The junior will not
practice the next few days.
"He's here today, and he's moving
around a little bit," Meyer said Sunday
evening.
With or without Harvin, UF can fi-
nally turn its attention to a game that
has gathered hype for weeks.


UF 31 ALABAMA 20


National-title berth secured with win


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org
Original Publication Date Dec 8
Georgia may be The Peach State, but there were more
than a few oranges circling the Georgia Dome field after the
Gators (12-1, 8-1 Southeastern Conference) defeated Alabama
(12-1) on Saturday evening.
Still, the sweetness of those oranges couldn't com-
pare 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 standings 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 announcement was nerve-racking
for coach Urban Meyer would be a gross understatement.
"Zero sleep," Meyer said. "And when I say zero, zero ..
It's an imperfect system, but I think it's a system that's func-
tional right now.
"You just never know."


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1


Shuul


Tim Tebow, QB, Jr.
14-22 passing, 216 yds, 3
TDs; 17 rushes, 57 yards


2Jermaine Cunningham,
DE, Jr.
5 tackles, 1 sack

3 Riley Cooper, WR, Jr.
2 recs, 56 yds, 1 TD


Sutwap ShfuL
Tim Tebow, QB, Jr.
18-30 passing, 231 yds, 2
TDs; 22 rushes, 109 yards

Percy Harvin, WR, Jr.
9 rushes, 122 yds, 1 TD; 5
recs, 49 yds


3 Ahmad Black, S, So.
3 tackles, 1 INT


UF 24 4 U OKLAHOMA 14

Gators claim 2nd BCS title in 3 years


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org
Original Publication Date Jan 9
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."
Urban Meyer became the first coach
to win two BCS national champion-
ships.
"It feels great," Meyer said. It is
humbling when you consider all the
great coaches and players who have an
opportunity to do it. It only shows the
professional way that our coaches and


players prepare every week."
While the majority of the defense
is made up of the same players from
a year ago, linebacker Ryan Stamper
said the defense has come miles from
the young squad that gave 41 points
to Michigan in last year's Capital One
Bowl.
UF (13-1) held Oklahoma (12-2) to
a season-low in points and the Gators
won 24-14, clinching their second na-
tional championship in three seasons.


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