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After bleak outlook, Jnior center fielder

could live up to major-league dreams


By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

With another outstanding season, Matt
den Dekker could be on his way to a profes-
sional baseball future.
A career in the majors seems like his des-
tiny now, but just three years ago, the center
fielder's future in college baseball appeared
bleak.
No big programs ever looked at him, but
with the help of his talented cousin and a re-
cruiter who saw something in him that not
many else did, den Dekker had a shot with
a top-level team.
It wasn't until Ross Jones, UF's former
recruiting coordinator, came to watch den
Dekker's cousin, Kevin Chapman, at a prac-
tice during their senior year of high school
that den Dekker's fate changed courses.
"He was such a good outfielder, and he
didn't have anyone (recruiting) him, which
was amazing to me," Jones said. "I really
felt he could be an asset to us."
Two years after finally getting that schol-
arship offer, den Dekker has made teams
look foolish for not going after him in high
school.

Under the Radar
As UF's football team routed FSU in 2005
in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, den Dekker sat
in the crowd unsure where he would attend
college.
He was coming off a junior campaign
where he hit .350 with four home runs and
pitched for Fort Lauderdale's Westminster
Academy.


The attention he felt he deserved never
came, even with scouts dropping by to
watch Westminster Academy's ace Chap-
man.
And the small schools that did talk to him
wanted him as a pitcher. The soft-spoken
den Dekker disagreed with those scouts.
"I wanted to play outfield because I saw
myself with more of a future as an out-
fielder," den Dekker said. "I wanted to play
somewhere, whether it's a junior college or
D-I, that I could play outfield."
As the end of high school neared, he was
resigned to the fact that he might have to
settle on a smaller school, most likely Santa
Fe College or Broward College. To keep his
spirits up, his mom, Lou Ann, reminded
him that attending a smaller college would
allow him to play sooner.
The most attention he got his junior year
of high school was when Jones came to a
game to watch Chapman and noticed den
Dekker out in center, but it was only enough
to put him on the back burner.
"I really liked Matt a lot as a center field-
er, but we already had an outfielder com-
mitted," said Jones, now head coach at St.
Johns River Community College. "I just
kept Matt in the back of (my) mind."
Chapman tried to sell Jones on his cousin
with a simple but effective message.
"I told them he is (the) best center fielder
I've ever seen play, and he's a hard work-
er," Chapman said.
The second time Jones saw den Dekker
play at that practice in the fall of 2005 -
he was convinced den Dekker could play at
the next level. Jones invited him to visit UF
with Chapman for the FSU-UF game.


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
Den Dekker rounds third base on his way to scoring a run during the Gators' 15-0 win
against Campbell on March 5 at McKethan Stadium.


Instead of offering den Dekker a scholar-
ship on the visit, Jones told him to attend
the Gators' winter baseball camp. There,
den Dekker shined and confirmed Jones'
feelings.
Jones still wasn't sure how to get him
into a crowded recruiting class, so he began
to call occasionally to let den Dekker know
UF was interested a process known as
"soft recruiting."
During the 2006 season, the Gators
coaches realized they had needs they had
not filled with the incoming class.
"As things progressed and we realized
we needed more power in the lineup and
more speed, I felt very strongly that (den
Dekker) was a guy that could help us,"
Jones said.
With that, den Dekker was offered a spot
in a Division I program thanks to a coach
willing to take a risk on him.
"I thought for sure he was a guy some-
body would have swept up, but nobody
took a chance," Jones said. "I felt he was be-
ing overlooked, and we took the chance."

Summer of Baseball
Jerry den Dekker made sure to instill a
good work ethic in his son when he first
started coaching him at age 4.
He drilled into his son the tendencies to
run out pop-ups and never give up on a ball
hit in his direction, and even balls not hit
directly to him.
When den Dekker was 11, he went after
a ball, collided with his teammate in left
field and got hit in the eye with the ball.
Although he came out of the game, he was
back to work the next day.
That work ethic won the 6-foot-i,
205-pound den Dekker the starting job in
center field his freshman year at UF.
He flashed his glove more than his bat
that year as he held on to the starting job
for most of the season despite hitting only
.234 the lowest average of the regular
players.
After the season, he headed north to
New Hampshire to spend the summer play-
ing for the Keene Swamp Bats in the New
England Collegiate Baseball League.
With nothing else but baseball going on
in Keene, den Dekker was able to focus on
his game and improve his hitting.
"My freshman year I struggled trying to
do too much, but I could play with speed
and had some power, and I worked on try-
ing to stay within that and not try to outdo
myself," den Dekker said.
In Keene, he found his comfort level and
played well enough to be named to the All-
Star Game roster.
With his confidence regained, he returned
to Gainesville for his sophomore year ready
to show the new coaching staff led by
Kevin O'Sullivan he had improved.
"I gained a lot of confidence over that
summer, seeing the ball real well and find-
ing an approach that worked," den Dekker
said.

National Praise
The batting cages at the baseball field are
rarely quiet, mainly because of den Dekker,
who can be found working on his swing
most hours of the day.
"He's hitting here 24/7," O'Sullivan said.
"You leave here at night and you hear him
banging away in the cages, you come here
two hours before practice, you can hear the
cages banging away."
With the lessons he learned in New
Hampshire, his hard work in the cages and


Harrison Diamond/Alligator Staff
ABOVE: UF center fielder Matt den Dekker pounds fists with former shortstop Cole
Figueroa before the Gators' 10-2 loss to FSU in Jacksonville on April 1.
TOP: Den Dekker slides safely into home plate during the Gators' 7-2 win against Georgia


at McKethan Stadium on April 26.
his natural ability, den Dekker put together
a sophomore season that granted him ac-
colades for more than just his fielding and
helped the Gators surprise many critics.
The team finished third in the Southeastern
Conference.
His batting average ballooned to .333,
and he also belted eight homers and was
a perfect 20 for 20 in stolen-base attempts.
Those numbers and his continued stellar
defensive play earned him an All-SEC first-
team spot.
"He has always been tremendous (in
center) and has had a lot of potential at the
plate, and he's really come into his own and
his role on the team," UF left fielder Avery
Barnes said.
His tremendous year and his solid play
at the trials landed him a spot on the USA
National Collegiate team this past summer,
when he started in the USA's gold-medal
victory over Japan in the World University
Baseball Championship in the Czech Re-
public.
Den Dekker's success last season also
gave him a new swagger against opponents
who never gave him a chance out of high
school.
"When we play in-state teams that didn't
recruit me, it's fun to show them that they
missed their chance to recruit me," he said.

Whiteboard Dreams
"We swear we will be Major League
players."
Before entering high school, den Dekker
and a friend wrote that promise on a white-
board on his refrigerator and signed it.
That message got pushed to the back of
his mind in high school because of his de-
sire just to get a spot on a Division I roster.
Now, that declaration has begun to creep
toward the front again.
Even with how close he is, he is still con-
centrated on this year and the Gators' suc-
cess, but another good statistical year could
land him as a top draft selection.


He enters this season on multiple All-
American teams the second teams of
Baseball America and the National Colle-
giate Baseball Writers Association and on
watch lists for national awards given to the
best player in college baseball the Brooks
Wallace Award and Golden Spikes Award.
The preseason attention is sure to entice
many MLB scouts to come watch him play,
and when they begin to compare him to cur-
rent major leaguers, den Dekker hopes that
one name pops up as they watch him cover
most of the outfield.
"Grady Sizemore (of the Cleveland Indi-
ans) is a guy I try and model my game af-
ter," den Dekker said. "He's got speed, can
hit the ball, plays great center field and will
go after anything and doesn't care if he has
to run into a wall to catch a ball."
Den Dekker has demonstrated many of
those skills in his time at UF and before
college, so much that his dad is barely sur-
prised anymore when he makes an out-
standing catch.
But the two plays that stuck out most to
Jerry were the time he sprinted and dove
head first to catch a ball in the SEC Tourna-
ment versus Vanderbilt in 2008 and when
he made a catch at the wall against FSU.
"Matt has always gone at everything
full speed, so seeing the plays he makes in
college is nothing new," Jerry said. "We've
seen him make them growing up."
The Gators' center fielder knows his hard
work and aggressive style have gotten him
this far and isn't about to stop that.
But that doesn't mean he can't dream
about what it will be like in the majors. After
all, this has been his dream since he started
throwing a ball off a wall in his house when
he was 2.
"I go to a bunch of Marlins games when
I'm home, and every time I go out there I
picture myself out there," den Dekker said.
"With all the time and effort I put in, I know
how close I am to reaching my dream to
make it to the major leagues."


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stimulus plan

* UNIVERSITY WILL REQUEST $420M TO FUND
INFRASTRUCTURE, ENERGY IMPROVEMENTS.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

UF could rake in hundreds of millions of dollars from the
$787 billion stimulus package signed by President Barack
Obama on Tuesday but, then again, the number could be
much lower.
UF will request $420 million in stimulus money, mainly
for energy-efficiency modifications. The rest, about $43 mil-
lion, will be used for fire and safety code compliance and other
building upgrades.
"It's been like a scavenger hunt, we've been looking under
rocks and trying to figure out where we are," UF President
Bernie Machen told the Faculty Senate on Thursday before an-
nouncing that UF will adjust its budget-cutting schedule be-
cause of the uncertainty swirling around the new legislation.
It's just not clear, he told faculty, if the stimulus package
will offset state budget cuts enough to soften the possible $72
to $75 million blow to UF's budget next year.
As a result, Machen said colleges and administrative units
SEE STIMULUS, PAGE 9


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF President Bernie Machen talks about the potential impact on the UF budget of the federal economic stimulus
package at the Faculty Senate meeting in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom on Thursday afternoon.


Hacker breaches system


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

An intruder gained access to files con-
taining the personal information, includ-
ing Social Security numbers, of more than
97,200 UF students, faculty and staff who
used the Grove computer system from
1996 to 2009, UF announced Thursday.
UF is mailing letters to those who may
have been affected, most of whom live in
Florida, according to a UF news release.
UF has no contact information for about
5,000 people, the release stated.
A toll-free hotline has also been estab-
lished at 1-877-657-9133.
The privacy breach is costing UF about
$130,000, UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes
said. Costs include sending letters and hir-
ing a call center.
Sikes said UF has no information to


suggest the information was used fraudu-
lently.
A University Police Department report
said the system may have been accessed by
people in Antigua and Barbuda Brazil, lo-
cated in the Caribbean.
The data breach is the fourth one an-
nounced by UF in the past year.
The breach was discovered
On on Jan. 14 by a staff member
Campus in the Academic Technology
department while UF was
switching from the Grove
system to a new system.
The system was immediately shut down
and then retired as a result of the breach. It
was used by faculty to post course-related
materials for students and hosted free Web
space. It was also UF's first e-mail system,
Sikes said.
According to the release, users of the
SEE BREACH, PAGE 9


ACADEMICS

Bill could raise tuition


costs by 15 percent


By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

Fall tuition at UF could increase by as
much as 15 percent if a bill unanimously
approved by a Florida State Legislature
committee passes.
The bill, approved Wednesday by the
Senate Higher Education Committee,
would allow state universities to charge
a supplemental tuition fee, which would
not be covered by the Florida Bright
Futures Scholarship, in addition to the
regular tuition cost.
The bill would allow the Board of
Trustees, UF's highest governing body,
to increase tuition by as much as 15 per-
cent each year until UF's tuition matched
that of the national average, which will
be determined by a mandatory confer-
ence.


UF spokesman Steve Orlando said
UF, which has one of the lowest state
university tuitions, is absolutely in sup-
port of the bill.
"If students want a degree
that actually means something
when they graduate, then we
have no choice but to raise
tuition."
Steve Orlando
UF spokesman

"If students want a degree that actu-
ally means something when they gradu-
ate then we have no choice but to raise
tuition," he said.
If the bill were to pass during the
SEE TUITION, PAGE 9


Coach Kevin
O'Sullivan (right)
begins his second
season with the
UF baseball team
Friday night when
the Gators take on
Big East favorite
Louisville at McK-
ethan Stadium
See Story, Page 17.


Iraqi says he threw shoes at Bush to restore pride
BAGHDAD (AP) The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes
at George W. Bush did not apologize as his trial began Thursday,
and instead struck a defiant tone telling the judges he wanted
to hit back at the humiliation Iraq had suffered at U.S. hands.
It was Muntadhar al-Zeidi's first public appearance since he
was arrested in mid-December for hurling shoes at Bush during
a news conference. The act turned the reporter into a cult hero.
"What made me do it was the humiliation Iraq has been sub-
jected to due to the U.S. occupation and the murder of innocent
people," al-Zeidi told the court. "I wanted to restore the pride of
the Iraqis in any way possible, apart from using weapons."


The City
Commission
passed an act
approving in-
stallation of red
light cameras
at busy inter-
sections. See
Story, Page 4.


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WHAT'S HAPPENING
Korean Undergraduate Student
Association Kimbab Making Day
Today, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Come have a taste of Korea
with kimbab (Korean California
roll), soup, dessert and a drink
at the University Commons
Clubhouse.

RUB Entertainment and Black
History Month Present Flashing
Lights: A Night of Laser Tag
Today, 8 p.m.
Reitz Union North Lawn
Spend the evening in a large-
scale game of laser tag.

RUB Entertainment and Gator
Nights Present: Free Live
Music
Today, 8 p.m.
Rion Ballroom
With the Explorers Club, Band
Marino and Wait Wait.

The Chinese American Student
Association presents a Chinese
New Year show
Saturday, Doors at 6:30 p.m.
Reitz Grand Ballroom
There will be modem and tra-
ditional dances, singing, lion
dance and much more. This is
free and open to the public and
free refreshments will be pro-
vided.

The Fine Print Benefit Show
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
The New Civic Media Center lo-
cation at 433 S. Main Street, fea-
turing Umoja Orchestra, Bang
Bang Boom and Boss Lady and
the Company. A sliding-scale
cover charge of $5 to $10 cover
on a sliding scale will benefit
The Fine Print and the Civic
Media Center.

UF Tennis Campus Tournament
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.
Flavet Tennis Courts
The UF Tennis Club is spon-
soring a charity tournament to
benefit Camp Kesem, a stu-
dent-run and funded camp for
children whose families have
been affected by cancer. The
fee is $20 payable on site, with
all proceeds benefiting Camp
Kesem. All levels of men's and
women's competitive and rec-
reational welcome. Send e-mail
to gators.tennis@gmail.com
with name and division to sign
up. Arrive at 9 a.m. at Flavet
Tennis Courts to pay. Play will
begin at 10 a.m.

Got something going on?
And want to post it in this
space? Send an e-mail to kbjom-
sen@alligator.org with "What's
Happening" in the subject line.
Please include the title, date and
a one- to two-sentence synopsis
of the event.


STATE
Fla. leads nation in rise in
food stamp requests
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -
As the economy tanks, the number
of families relying on food stamps
for their next meal is rising nation-
ally.
Florida has seen the biggest
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More than 408,835 new recip-
ients were added to Florida's list
in the past year, prompting state
leaders to look for help in fund-
ing the increase.
Legislators shifted some
money to the program during a
special session to help pay for in-
creased staffing needs. Without
it, officials say food stamp recipi-
ents would have had extraordi-
nary wait times.
The Department of Children
& Families says it needs 288 more
employees to meet the demand
at a cost of about $6.5 million.

LOCAL
Trustees keep retreat local
UF's Board of Trustees is tak-
ing a staycation this year due to
budget cuts.
For its annual retreat today,
the board will convene at the
Lake Wauburg Cypress Lodge
instead of traveling to White
Oak, north of Jacksonville, or
Fort Myers, in South Florida, as
it has in previous years.
UF has also pared the retreat
down to one day instead of the
typical two.
As a result, UF will be spend-
ing about a quarter to a fifth of
what it normally spends on the
retreat, said Janine Sikes, UF
spokeswoman.
"It's not prudent to be spend-
ing money amid a budget crisis,"
Sikes said.
This year, she said, UF is
shelling out $1,800 for a catering
service and supplies anything
from pencils to tablecloths.
Those are private funds pro-
vided by the UF Foundation,
wrote Brian Beach, UF's interim
senior vice president for admin-
istration, in an e-mail.
Trustees who live outside of
Gainesville pay for their own
travel expenses.
The retreat gives the board a
chance to discuss "big-picture"
items in an informal setting, like
what UF's priorities should be
during budget cuts, Sikes said.
The board will not vote on any
issues.
"These are twenty-thousand-
feet discussions," she said.
Among those who will make
presentations today are UF Presi-
dent Bemie Machen and Shands
HealthCare CEO Tim Goldfarb.
THOMAS STEWART

ON CAMPUS
First NC-17 film at Reitz
The Reitz Union Board will
hold free showings of an NC-17
rated film starting on Sunday,
a move that received a mild re-
sponse from UF President Bernie
Machen.
The movie, "Lust, Caution,"
is directed by academy-award
winner Ang Lee and is a World
War II espionage thriller set in
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Correa, a UF student and film di-
rector for RUB.
The film received its NC-17
rating for explicit sexual content,
he said. Students must bring a
driver's license in order to show
they are at least 18 years old, Cor-
rea said.
Although there is also an R-
rated version of the film, Correa
chose to show the more explicit cut
because it communicates the direc-
tor's original intent.
Correa said he hasn't received
any complaints or heard of any one
protesting the film being shown.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando
said he could understand why
some might object but said most
students at UF are already adults
and capable of making their own
decisions.
UF President Bemie Machen
agreed.
"What's wrong with our stu-
dents? They're just going down
the tubes, aren't they," Machen
joked in a Thursday interview.
"Our kids are smart enough to de-
cide for themselves which movies
to go see," Machen said seriously.
The movie will be shown in the
Reitz Union on Sunday, Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday at both
8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Alligator Staff Writer Thomas
Stewart contributed to this report.
CHELSEA KEENAN

Car hits woman on campus
A woman was arrested
Wednesday night after she hit an-
other woman with her car in a UF
parking garage.
At around 7:25 p.m. in the park-
ing garage in front of the O'Connell
Center, Maria Sresovich, 43, hit a
woman who was trying to save a
parking spot for her friend.
University Police Officer Tim
Peck said the woman saving the
spot was affiliated with UF.
The woman said that when
Sresovich turned into the spot,
she tried to get out of the way but
couldn't, and Sresovich hit her
with her car several times, bump-
ing her out of the space.
Peck said the woman was not
injured in any way.
Stresovich told officials she saw
the woman standing there when
she was pulling into the space, but
she didn't think she hit the woman
with the car.
It is against the rules at UF to
hold a parking space for a car by
standing in it, Peck said.
"The violation of this rule does
not justify someone hitting her,"
he said.
-KATIE EMMETS

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


LOCAL

Despite low salaries, city workers still motivated


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
Kemmets@alligator.org

Gainesville civil servants have
their own motivations for public
work, but money is not one of them.
For the most part, it's a love for
the job that keeps civil servants com-
ing back for more, they said.
Gainesville City Commissioner
Jeanna Mastrodicasa said she does
not do her job for money, but to con-
tribute to the community. As a city
commissioner, Mastrodicasa makes
an annual salary of $30,929.12.
"I really enjoy helping make
good decisions for Gainesville," she


said. "And I learn a lot; I think that's
the best part."
Of the six city commissioners,
Mastrodicasa said Commissioner
Craig Lowe is the only full-time
commissioner.
The five others, including herself,
hold other jobs.
Aside from the near-30 hours
per week Mastrodicasa works as a
city commissioner, she is also an as-
sistant vice president of student af-
fairs at UF where her annual salary
is $81,600.
Mastrodicasa said Gainesville
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan, who
makes an annual salary of $39,364.36
for her duties as mayor, is also a con-


sultant to the Trust for Public Land
in their Conservation Finance Pro-
gram.
According to
the University
Police, the base
pay of a begin-
ning UPD officer
is $17.04 an hour.
With 2,088
Mastrodicasa hours in a year,
the salary of a
starting officer is $35,579.52, UPD
spokesman Capt. Jeff Holcomb said.
With 283 sworn officers, the base
pay for a starting Gainesville Police
Department officer varies, said Lt.
Allan Willis.


If the officer has only a high
school education and no experi-
ence, the annual salary would start
at $41,116.61.
Willis said if the officer has a col-
lege degree and law enforcement ex-
perience, the starting salary would
begin at $46,519.62.
Senior Library Manager Be As-
tengo said the pay of those who
work in the Alachua County library
system is modest, starting with a
base pay of $26,557.65.
Astengo was first a library assis-
tant at the Alachua County library
when she was hired 18 years ago.
Now, the starting salary for her po-
sition is $47,693.57, according to the


Alachua County Web site.
Astengo said she got her mas-
ter's degree in education from UF,
but after working for a library in the
children's department, she changed
her career.
It was all the fun she hoped for
with teaching without the stress, she
said.
Astengo then successfully pur-
sued her master's degree in library
science from USF.
"People who go into things like
teaching, social work and libraries
do it for the helping aspect," she
said. "I loved my job immediately.
It's stimulating, challenging and not
as easy as it looks."


Prof. challenges UF's authority to assign course loads


* A WOMEN'S STUDIES PROFESSOR
CLAIMED DISCRIMINATION.

By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF's authority to change the agreement un-
der which faculty are hired without their con-
sent was questioned Thursday in a six-hour
arbitration hearing.
UF and the faculty member in question
each presented evidence concerning the uni-
versity's right to adjust her course load with-
out her permission.
When Florence Babb, an endowed profes-
sor and graduate coordinator of UF's Center
for Women's Studies and Gender Research,
received her agreement letter in March 2004


outlining the terms of her hire, it determined
she would teach one course per semester and
promised her a research assistant.
Endowed faculty are expected to increase
the university's prestige with their contribu-
tions and research, and thus they often have
lighter teaching loads.
Last March, Babb was informed via a let-
ter from then-interim dean of the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Joe Glover, that
her teaching load would be increased from
one course per semester to two courses per
semester "because of the state's fiscal difficul-
ties and the severe budget cuts applied to UF."
Babb said to her knowledge she was the only
endowed professor to receive such a letter at
that time. She was also relieved of her research
assistant. Babb said the lower course load al-
lowed time to conduct research.
She filed a grievance in April 2008 and said


that UF violated an agreement it has with the
United Faculty of Florida, or UFF, the faculty
union. According to Babb's grievance, because
she is the only female and lowest-paid CLAS
endowed professor, UF's actions were "gener-
ally discriminatory."
U F An arbitration
Administration hearing is the last of
three steps when a
grievance is filed. After step one, Babb was
reassigned a graduate assistant, but her course
load has not been reduced.
Charlie Deal, UF associate general coun-
sel, represented the university in yesterday's
hearing. Deal said that within the Center for
Women's Studies and Gender Research, Babb
is the highest paid endowed professor, she has
received a salary increase and her teaching
load has been lower than that of other profes-
sors in the center.


"There is no evidence of discrimination
possible," he said.
Deal also argued that because Babb's salary
increased since the time she was hired, she had
to have known that the terms of her agreement
were subject to change.
Jane Brockmann, chair of the UFF Griev-
ance Committee, was called as a witness for
Babb. Brockmann said UF only has the right
to adjust the details of teaching, not the course
load.
Angel Kwolek-Folland, who was the di-
rector of the center when Babb was hired and
signed her agreement letter, did not agree with
Brockmann and spoke on behalf of UF.
"It was an offer that would always be con-
tingent on circumstances that might change,"
Kwolek-Folland said.
Decisions usually come within 60 days of
the hearing.


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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

SG gets last say in debate


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

About 75 people attended the last de-
bate before Student Government elections
on Feb. 24 and 25 at the UF Hillel.
Candidates from all four parties spoke
about the need for a new direction for SG
during the Hispanic Student Association
debate, co-hosted with Union De Estudi-
antes Puertorriquenos Activos, UF's Puer-
to Rican club.
Once again, candidates addressed hot
topics like online voting, free printing and
sustainability.
"This election comes down to change,"
said Mark McShera, presidential candi-
date of the Orange and Blue Party, during
his opening statement. "We're at a cross-
roads. We can choose to tolerate the same
broken system or go down a new path."


Progress Party presidential candidate
Ben Dictor later agreed, adding his opin-
ion on the only way to fix it.
"Exposing corruption is not enough,"
he said. "You have to make an effort to
end it."
Frank Walch, presidential candidate of
the Keg Party, got a few laughs when he
spoke on his eco-friendly initiatives.
"We need to take the hot air out of
all our Student Government members'
heads," he said. "It will cut down on glob-
al warming."
However, candidates also raised cur-
rent issues, like the recent removal of
Vietnamese and Korean programs from
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
"We need to promote these programs,"
said the Unite Party's candidate for vice
president Larnell Vickers. "They make
our university a more diverse campus."


City OKs red light cameras


By JACQUELYN WEINER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Gainesville City Commissioners ap-
proved an act that will allow for the instal-
lation of red light cameras at congested
intersections at their meeting Thursday.
Under the new Gainesville Traffic
Safety Enhancement Act, red light run-
ners will be fined $125 for the first and sec-
ond violations and $175 for any violations
thereafter.
The system will pay for itself, accord-
ing to the agenda.
The Gainesville Police Department is
responsible for choosing a service pro-
vider.
The Commission also decided against
selling Ironwood Golf Course Thursday,


but not before voicing their strong, and at
times emotionally-charged, opinions.
"This has been a very, very difficult
conversation," Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan
said.
Ironwood, at 2100 NE 39th Ave., is
Gainesville's city-owned golf course.
The course is
Gainesville City facing a $3 million
Commission deficit, according to
a report presented
at the meeting.
Commissioners decided to move for-
ward with $1.1 million in improvement
plans for the golf course and possibly leas-
ing it out.
The improvements include rebuilding
the green and improving fairway drain-
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Editorial
With midterms currently cramping our cool-as-a-cu-
cumber style, the understatement of the year would
be to say that tension runs high at the Department
of Darts & Laurels. Sure, we know that Spring Break is almost
here, but how do you expect us to study up on the unabridged
history of satellites when we can't stop daydreaming about
getting our tan on at the beach?
Lest we forget to mention the fact that the newsroom lacks
any semblance of natural light causing one unnamed male
editor to resort to, gasp, spray tanning.
As we put down our flash cards and notes (from Einstein's,
of course), we offer you this week's five-hour-energy-shots-
are-our-new-best-friend edition of



Darts & Laurels

Hilarity out of Washington state tells us that one would-
be crime victim had a trick up his sleeve while his house was
being robbed. Instead of letting a team of burglars make off
with his three flat-screen televisions, the man had the pres-
ence of mind to drive their getaway car out of sight to a
friend's house. The Department of Darts & Laurels proudly
presents a wish-we-could-have-seen-the-look-on-their faces
LAUREL to Patrick Rosario for beating the bad guys at their
own game. Not too shabby for a guy who just lost his job.
Drama students from a California high school are calling
for the head of their homophobic principal after she canceled
their production of the play, "Rent." Due to the fact that the
show portrays gay and lesbian characters, the principal was
afraid of how such behavior would negatively influence stu-
dents. For her clear act of intolerance and lack of sensitivity,
the Department of Darts & Laurels launches a you-have-no-
business-bringing-such-hate-inside-of-a-school DART at
principal Fal Asrani. To that we say, "Bisexuals, trisexuals,
homo sapiens, carcinogens, hallucinocens, men, Pee Wee
Herman! German wine, turpentine, Gertrude Stein, Anto-
niotti, Bertolucci, Kurosawa, Carmina Burana!"
Clogged arteries and shortness of breath aside, the fast
food industry has enjoyed resounding success even in the
wake of the economic downturn. For one finger-lickin'-good
chicken franchise, sales have been so stellar that they are even
planning to create 9,000 new jobs in Europe. The Department
of Darts & Laurels presents a let-the-colonel-do-the-cooking
LAUREL to KFC for doing their part to help buck the world-
wide trend of unemployment. Hmm, we can't help but won-
der if those KFC green beans (oh-so-much-butter) are consid-
ered part of a well-balanced diet?
When you know your boss has a reputation for not wear-
ing neckties or sports coats, you better be prepared to wear
see-through tops as part of your uniform. Word out of Lon-
don informs us that female workers for the National Express
train were issued blouses described as "leaving little to the
imagination." For his blatantly sexist act of turning a train
ride into a burlesque house on wheels, the Department of
Darts & Laurels launches a you-should-have-coughed-up-
the-dough-for-better-quality-clothes DART at National Ex-
press Chief Executive Richard Bowker. We suggest a punish-
ment of forcing this bully of a boss to don formal attire to
work would be a nice touch.
Well past his prime and requiring a pair of pants push-
ing a 40-inch waist, the return of Ken Griffey Jr. to the Se-
attle Mariners brings hope to a city in dire need of optimism.
Sure, the team has little chance of making the playoffs, but
the sheer fact that "Junior Griff" will once again be donning
the navy blue and green has fans re-energized after years of
lackluster seasons. The Department of Darts & Laurels tosses
a you-truly-are-a-class-act LAUREL to Ken Griffey Jr. for
returning home to the team where he started his legendary
career. In a time in which the sport of baseball is mired by
steroid controversy, Junior's drug-free legacy continues to
shine brighter.
That's all for this week. Go Gators!


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Column

College means more than just diploma


've come to terms with my post-graduation jobless-
ness. I haven't raised a white flag. Hope is not lost.
I just understand my career won't be awaiting me,
flowers in hand.
The craziest part is I am not concerned at all.
I know journalism isn't exactly booming at the mo-
ment, so my job chances are leaving slim and approach-
ing none. Don't worry about me, I'll figure it out. Why
should I waste my time having a heart attack about what
isn't in the cards right now?
I know I'm less qualified than others. The difference
between me and these well-to-do overachievers is their
motivation kicked in long before mine did.
I'm motivated now, but freshman year I only con-
cerned myself with the future when it was Monday, and
I drooled at the thought of going to Balls on Thursday.
Nothing spells success like hoarding a dozen $1 double
bourbons in a two-hour span. Long live my liver.
I've taken my time in college. I've stumbled, failed
and stopped showing up to classes on non-test days.
Am I proud? The better question is whether I'm
ashamed. I tinkered with the notion for a bit at the end of
my junior year, only to figure out I was still wasting time.
I refuse to dwell on stupid things I've already done.
Regrets are mental indigestion. It's your brain saying,
"Oh God, I should not have eaten that." Take some ce-
rebral Alka-Seltzer, take a deep breath and get yourself
back on track toward the goal we all share gradua-
tion.
There's more to a college degree than ink and paper.
Don't reduce it to an impersonal rubber stamp that con-
firmed you trudged through a monotonous course load.
When I get it, my degree will be the hard evidence that
I grew up while I was here. It will represent the choices


I've made, good and bad.
My piece of paper will show the
versatility necessary to simultane-
ously work 20-plus hours a week,
write a column, play intramurals,
travel with and play for a sport
Adam Wynn club, be an active president of a stu-
letters@alligator.org dent organization and take 15 cred-
it hours, while still finding time to
nap, play a little beer pong and not alienate my girlfriend
without having a panic attack.
My freshman self is long dead. Good riddance, screw
that guy.
My degree will never symbolize failure, as a student
or a person. It won't hint at struggle or remind me of
dropped classes. It will highlight perseverance.
A degree is validation. This place is teaching you to
balance, and your piece of paper will show that you had
the resilience to plow through four years of a schedule
packed tighter than midtown on ladies' night.
The American job market has been crippled, and the
economic bounce-back we're all crossing our fingers for
isn't just around the bend. Even if you get a cushy job,
the chance of a layoff in your near future is possible. It
hurts to think about.
College isn't four-year workforce boot camp. It's a
ride. Once we're out of college, we aren't back to square
one; we're there for the first time.
I made the mistake of relaxing too much. Every day,
I see people who don't relax at all. The middle ground is
what we should be searching for, not a cornflower blue
tie or a three-car garage.
Adam Wynn is a journalism senior. His column appears
on Fridays.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


Reader response
Today's question: Do friends let
friends spray tan?


Thursday's question: Will you be
voting in SG elections?


Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org


50% YES
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7


Letters to the Editor
Votes should express ideals
Since Thursday's column about
the validity of voting for revenge,
I've gotten the chance to speak to
Erik Voss. I was able to impress
upon him my regret at having never
heard about the comments posted
on his Facebook. After a long day
of trying to figure out what exactly
happened, a friend of mine came
forward and acknowledged that
it was he who, after one-too-many
drinks, left the aforementioned note
on Voss's Facebook one evening
while I was still logged in. He has
since apologized to Voss and me.
Ah, the perils of politics in the
Internet age!
Let me take this chance to say
further that this election is one of
the most important ones to face the


student body in a long time. Our
current financial crisis threatens the
student body's education and wal-
lets, putting more importance on
making sure the money we give to
SG is spent properly.
Who we elect to govern impacts
our community as a whole. There-
fore, the act of voting transcends
self-interest and becomes a civic
duty as our actions affect the stu-
dent body at large.
Elections are what we rely on in
a democratic system. Every citizen
is entrusted with the well being of
the society we live in.
In order to fulfill our duty to that
society, we vote.
At UF, our ballots determine to
whom the $14 million collected from
the students is given to; they deter-


mine who represents the student
body on the board of trustees, and
most importantly, your ballots de-
termine the people that are charged
with having your best interests in
mind, whether it's in the Senate or
in the Executive Branch.
So when you vote, you are ex-
pressing your will to have your
choice of candidate represent the
entire student body. Do you really
want that decision to be made based
on selfish whims?
Revenge shouldn't be a moti-
vation for voting, especially when
misinformation is the only evi-
dence for it. Your vote should be
an expression of how you would
see your government run. To make
that decision based on reasons that
don't pertain to the functioning of


Student Government is tantamount
to telling the student body you care
about your personal grudges more
than true issues that separate the
candidates.
Benjamin Dictor
4LS

Dictor didn't write comments
The following is in response to
my column that appeared in Thurs-
day's Alligator, which referenced
some harsh comments written
about me two years ago apparently
by Ben Dictor, the Progress Party's
candidate for SG president.
I received an e-mail on Thursday
from a UF alumnus and friend of
Dictor's named Brian Gates. Gates
claimed responsibility for the com-


ments I referenced: he said he had
made them while he was acciden-
tally logged into Dictor's Facebook
account.
Dictor says he had no knowl-
edge of the comments. Over the
past two years, I received no reason
to believe Dictor didn't make those
comments. My column was based
off this assumption.
While I regret the confusion this
"identity theft" has caused, I stand
by my statements regarding cam-
pus politics and student voting hab-
its: Let's not take this too seriously
folks.
In the meantime, should Gates
ever decide to run for public office,
my pen will be ready.
Erik Voss
3JM


Guest column

Students should seek to repair a 'fundamentally broken' SG


S, the naivete of being a UF freshman.
I remember my first election vivid-
y, strolling across Turlington Plaza as
I was bombarded by fliers from the Progress
and Gator parties, proclaiming the omnipo-
tence of the dueling platforms.
That year I ran as an independent. I even
won the glowing endorsement of this very
paper, proclaiming that "both parties were
less than impressive...and we should take the
Kyle Robisch approach to supporting the best
ideas, regardless of who supports them." Even
with the endorsement, I fell well short of vic-
tory in the fall of 2007.
For the next two semesters, I found myself
in the Orange and Blue camp hoping that they
could change the political scene. Yet a year
later, despite promises of online voting, SG
transparency and effective governance, the
student body was left with little change and


few results.
So a friend and I decided to form an in-
dependent, non-partisan organization called
"Swamp the Polls" to increase voter turnout,
because I felt that there was no way to directly
change SG except from the outside.
For far too long, our student government
has been fundamentally broken. On one side
there were complaints of corruption and in-
efficiency, while the other sat and argued
but didn't do much more. Yet this election
cycle brought promise, as a new party, Unite,
emerged.
As someone who has been on all sides of
UF politics, from independent to Orange and
Blue, to apathetic, I was initially skeptical. I
had to choose between offers to slate with both
Orange and Blue and Unite. Wasn't this just
going to be a continuation of the politics of old,
under a fresh new banner?


It quickly became
apparent that this
wasn't the case. Mov-
ing beyond the petty
bickering of the Orange
and Blue/Progress
Kyle Robisch split, Unite promises to
eylte Rbis move SG in a positive,
Ietters@aligator. org new direction.
new direction.
Rather than stick-
ing to petty platform points such as posting a
crossing guard at Hume or live streaming Stu-
dent Senate, the Unite platform is something
every Gator can be proud of.
From recovering two dollars from every
parking ticket to constructing a 'students only'
parking garage, to expanding printing access
across campus, to establishing a 24/7 study
facility on campus, we are fighting for actual
student concerns.


Even though I stand firmly by the Unite
Party platform, I also still stand by my pledge
to support the best ideas regardless of party. I
support online voting, expanding paper recy-
cling across campus and eliminating SG lob-
byists, all platform points proposed by oppos-
ing parties.
Yet my party affiliation will not prevent me
from voting for these ideas when they come
up in the Senate, and this is the strength of
the Unite Party. Rather than settling for par-
tisan bickering and division, Unite is willing
to slate candidates who promise to represent
the entirety of the student body and its politi-
cal beliefs.
It's about time student government started
working for and not against the students.
Make it this election.
Kyle Robisch is an economics and political
science sophomore.




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Machen says stimulus funding won't be a cure-all for budget crisis


STIMULUS, from page 1

will have another month to prepare the 10
percent budget cut proposals he requested
from them in January.
This will give UF more time to analyze the
situation, he said.
Instead of being due on March 4, propos-
als will have to be in by April 1, and they will
be publicized at the Faculty Senate meeting
April 15, he said.
In an interview before the Senate meeting,
Machen said UF has only submitted requests
for infrastructure because those are the only
requests it's been asked to submit so far.
He said he doesn't expect all of the almost
40 projects to be funded and has no idea when
UF could get the money for the ones that do
get funded.
When all is said and done, Machen said
he's not expecting the bill to be a panacea for
UF.
"My personal opinion, and I'm pretty con-
servative, is that the stimulus package is not
going to help our budget situation," he said.
"There is enough uncertainty, however,
that I'm gonna lag the roll-out (of budget cut
proposals) for a month," he said.
By then, the state may have a better idea


of how much money it might receive from
the stimulus and how these could affect the
budget. Machen said estimates for the state's
share of the bill range from $2 billion to $29
billion, though $12 billion is a commonly cited
figure.
But Gov. Charlie Crist's budget recom-
mendations, set to be released today, should
include some clues as to how big that number
could be, he said.
Even so, the final state budget, which will
determine the actual size of UF's budget cuts,
won't be available until the end of the spring
legislative session, which concludes May 1.
Machen said at the meeting that another
variable to consider is the differential tuition
bill approved by the state Senate's Higher Ed-
ucation Committee on Wednesday. The bill,
if approved by the Legislature, would allow
universities to raise tuition by up to 15 per-
cent a year until they reach the national av-
erage. UF can currently raise tuition on some
students, but the bill would allow UF to hike
all tuition, which could bring in about $24
million next year, or about $12 million more
than tuition hikes could have raised under the
existing law.
"It's huge for us," Machen said. "It is the
first time that we will have the ability to semi-
regulate our revenues on the tuition side," he


said.
He said UF is also expecting an increase in
research grants from the stimulus, but they
won't affect UF's budget.
Among other appropriations, the bill sets
aside $10 billion for the National Institutes of
Health and $3 billion for the National Science
Foundation.
UF will be able to compete for grants from
these agencies, and Machen said faculty are
scurrying to prepare grant requests in antici-
pation of the extra
UF funding.
Administration While faculty can
rejoice in the pros-
pect of more grant
money, needy students can take comfort in
the increases in financial aid.
Funding for Pell Grants will be increased
by $15.6 billion over two years beginning July
1. As a result, the maximum Pell Grant award
will be increased by about $500 to $5,350 for
the 2009-2010 year.
At UF, 8,016 students received Pell Grants
in 2007-2008, said Karen Fooks, director of
UF's Student Financial Affairs.
Nationally, about 5.4 million students re-
ceived Pell Grants in 2007-2008, according to
the Department of Education Web site, with a
total of $16.2 billion distributed in 2008.


The Federal Work-Study Program, which
had a budget of $1.17 billion in 2008, will also
get a $200 million boost over two years under
the stimulus package.
In 2007-2008,1,048 students at UF were en-
rolled in the program, Fooks said.
Nationally, about 793,000 students were
enrolled during the same period.
A higher education tax credit included
in the bill will also increase from $1,800 to
$2,500, the amount students and their fami-
lies can claim for education costs on their tax
returns. The change will also make families
with higher incomes eligible for the credit,
which will modify the existing Hope Scholar-
ship Tax Credit.
The new credit, which will go into effect
this year, will last for two years, according to a
Department of Education spokeswoman.
Fooks said it's too soon to tell how the fi-
nancial aid provisions in the bill will affect
UF students but said the most obvious im-
pact will come from the increase in Pell Grant
funding.
In other news, senators at Thursday's meet-
ing passed a resolution opposing Gainesville
Charter Amendment 1, which would legalize
discrimination based on gender identity. UF's
Student Senate passed a similar resolution on
Wednesday.


Since 2005, UF had five breaches compared to 10 to 15 at other schools


BREACH, from page 1

system had to log on with their UF
ID numbers which, until 2003, were
their Social Security numbers.
Sikes said UF, like many other
universities, used Social Security
numbers for identification until it
realized the vulnerabilities of that
method.
She said most of UF's current
students would not be affected by
the breach because UF stopped us-
ing Social Security numbers as UF
ID numbers before most of them
enrolled.


The breach follows one an-
nounced by UF's College of Medi-
cine in November that affected the
records of 330,000 people.
Another breach announced by
UF in June affected about 11,300
former student employees.
Sikes said UF is particularly
vulnerable to attacks because of its
size.
"We have a lot of students; we
have a lot of information," she
said.
"It's kind of like monitoring
the Mexican border," she said. "At
some point someone is gonna slip
through."


"It's kind of like monitor-
ing the Mexican border.
At some point someone is
gonna slip through."
Janine Sikes
UF spokeswoman


Linda Foley, founder of the Iden-
tity Theft Resource Center, said the
number of data breaches at UF isn't
exceptional.
Other universities have had
10 or 15 data breaches since 2005,


while UF has had five, she said. In
2007, Michigan State announced
seven breaches, she said.
She also said UF has taken the
proper steps to correct the situation
by attempting to notify those who
might have been affected, establish-
ing a hotline and recommending
that people place fraud alerts on
their credit reports.
She also said the fact that UF
announced the breach more than a
month after it was reported is not
unusual because it usually takes a
long time to determine how many
files were compromised.
She also said there is a silver


lining for students because many
of them have not yet signed up
for credit cards or otherwise estab-
lished a credit record, which makes
them less vulnerable to identity
theft. It's harder for identity thieves
to open credit lines for people with-
out credit because those transac-
tions attract more scrutiny, she
said.
Sikes said UF is working to pre-
vent future privacy breaches by
centralizing its computer network,
establishing a task force to identify
potential problems and requiring
training for employees who handle
private data.


Bill earmarks 70 percent of

new revenue to undergrads


TUITION, from page 1

spring legislation session, it
would be enacted as of July 1,
2009, and state universities
could begin imposing the fee as
early as fall.
Orlando said he believes UF
will implement the increase this
fall if possible, and it is likely
the increase will be the full 15
percent because of UF's current
budget situation.
The tuition increase would
only affect those students who
enrolled after July 1, 2007.
For a full-time, in-state fresh-
man taking 15 credit hours,
a 15 percent increase would
raise tuition from $1,893.75 to
$2,177.85.
The bill would mandate
that 70 percent of the revenue
generated from the increase go
toward undergraduate educa-
tion, including decreasing the
student-faculty ratio, increasing
salaries for outstanding faculty
members and increasing course


offerings.
The remaining 30 percent
would go toward need-based
financial aid.
If enacted, this would be
the second state-approved tu-
ition increase in two years. Last
spring, the legislature approved
a 5 percent increase.
Orlando said UF is cognizant
of the financial difficulties fac-
ing students now; however, he
said even if students with full
scholarships had to pay the dif-
ference incurred by the fee, they
would still be getting a better
deal compared to other state
universities.
At Penn State, for example,
tuition for a full-time, in-state
freshman taking 15 credit hours
would cost roughly $6,000.
"It's an extraordinary deal
people get here," Orlando said.
Orlando said he doesn't think
the fee would dampen UF's ap-
peal to potential students.
"Frankly, we have way, way,
way more applications than we
have openings," he said.


Strumming at Sunset
UF freshmen Jose Gomez, left, and Chrisi Sanchez play Coldplay's "Yellow" on their guitars at
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MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
Luxury 2/2 THs and 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
4-22-72-2


THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $700
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE Parking! 372-7111
4-22-08-72-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $695
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
4-22-08-72-2


SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $485
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
4-22-08-72-2


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

Where in the world is Hidden Lake?
You may want to find these luxury apts!
3/3's start at $425 person for Immediate
2/2's are $490 person, Includes Cable &
Internet
Call Now 352-374-3866
4-22-08-72-2


2 BLOCKS TO UF
Studios and 1/1 as low as $559
2/1 and 2/2 from $380-$599 per person
CollegeParkUF.com 371-7777
4-22-08-72-2


Walk to Class!
1brs from $599 150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Today!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
4-22-08-72-2

GREAT ODIN'S RAVEN:
Our 4/4's are classy!!
SIGN TODAY and get $720 off your lease!!
Rates starting at $509!!
CALL: 352.271.3131
GainesvillePlace.com
4-22-72-2

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

Stop staring at my Apts!
It's hard not to now that
we are furnished/all-inclusive
Brand NEW, Close to campus, 4 bus routes
Large, luxury 1br-4brs with TVs in kitchen
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
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2 bed luxury condos for rent.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
super quiet construction. $1600/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453
4-22-72-2

***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceil-
ing, wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of char-
acter. 237 SW 4th Ave. $1200/mo 352-214-
9270 4-22-08-72-2


**WOODLAND VILLAS**
2BR units starting at
$695. Gated community.
Private courtyards.
M-F 10-6 Sat. 10-2
5950 SW 20th Ave.
888-803-7678
www.woodlandvillas.com
4-22-08-72-2


1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 2-24-09-
65-2

WALK TO UF AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
1BR/$495 to $999/mo
2BR/2.5BA $1499/mo
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
4-22-08-72-2


SUN ISLAND
1BRs from $580 2BRs from $650
Sun Bay Sun Key 6 Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
4-22-08-72-2

1 Tour & You're Sure!
Leasing for Now & Fall
1, 2, 3 & 4 brs, 2br Townhomes
W/D, dishwasher, tennis/bball courts
We love pets! Ask about specials!
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
4-22-08-72-2


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On 1 website: www.ForRentNearUF.com
Photos & Virtual Tours for 100 apts near UF
Studios $625+ 1BR $689+ 2BR $839+
3BR $650/br+ 4BR $479/br 352-376-6223
4-22-72-2

**2/1 House w/ Big Yard**
4 Blocks to UF, HW Floors
Pet Friendly $1200/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-76-2

1 BR/1 BA w/lg STUDY Great LocationO
lblk to UF/Shands Avail Now! Energy ef-
ficient, some utils. Very spacious, carpet,
decal park Prefer grad student/mature. $650.
postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873
2-27-09-36-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
4BR/2BA nice, large house. Hot tub, privacy
fenced yard, W/D provided, 3413 NW 8th
Ave. $1600/mo. Screened back porch, other
houses available. 339-2342 for more info.
2-20-09-29-2

*2/1 Funky Upstairs Apt*
3 Blocks to UF
Pet Friendly $750/mo
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
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Island Kitchen, WD hookups
Centr. AC, Pet Friendly $700/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

LARGE 2BR DUPLEX NEAR UF. Fenced
backyard, lots of privacy, W/D, screened porch
& extra large utility room. Only $500 deposit &
$725/mo. Call 352-372-3131. Location: 1710
SW 38th Terr. 4-22-09-58-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1.
Studio, fireplace, washer/dryer provided, wd
floors. Yard area for grill, etc. 1 blkfrom cam-
pus, attached to rental house w/separate en-
trance. 106 SW 12th St. $525/mo 339-2342
2-20-09-22-2


*Huge 1BR Loft w/Skylight*
3 Blocks to Mid-Town/Univ Ave*Walk to UF
Cathedral Ceilings*Only $799 at Arbor Lofts
www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223
4-22-59-2

Studios and 1/1s ACROSS FROM UF
As low as $559
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Open late and weekends
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-09-59-2

2br/2.5ba townhouse for rent! First month
free! Close to UF and Santa Fe. Bus stop
in front of complex! W&D included and pets
allowed! $750 a month. Call Rhonda at (727-
243-4688) or (813-833-3495). 2-27-09-15-2


Summit House 1BR/1BA Available Now
$605 per mouth $250 security Walk to VA or
Shands Call 352-672-1482 3-6-09-30-2

One month FREE! $189 Moves you in!
HUGE 2 & 3 BR single story villas
starting from $759
Close to Oaks Mall & Newberry Rd.
Ashton Square Villas 333-1120 4-22-09-
59-2

** Across From UF **

$1150/mo Special!
2br/2ba Limited Time Offer for Fall
Luxury Apts w/ Internet & Parking Incl.
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
4-22-09-59-2


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Monteocha Baptist Church
SReformed & Evangelical
Sunday Worship 1 lam & 6pm
9420 North County Road 225
N monteochabaptist.org
ll377-4446
Campus Bible Study TH 12:45
@ BCM, 1604 W. Univ. Ave.




Victory Church
An upbeat church with focus
on college life. Victory UF in
Turlington Thurs/Fri 12-2pm.
Friday Night Live variety show
@ 8pm. Sunday Service @
10:30am. Call for a ride.
352-371-7800
victorychurch.us





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New Life Community
Chapel
New Life Community Chapel
Westside Park Rec. Center
Sundays at 10:30 AM
www.newlifecommunitychapel.
org Phone: (352) 214-4462



4a- 6 C~m &g&
Church of All Worlds,
Florida
Interfaith family with Neopa-
gan roots. Meets Sundays @
1 1am. 352-378-9659
cawflorida@yahoo.com
www.cawflorida.org




Episcopal Chapel House
Chapel of Incarnation
www.ufchapelhouse.com
2 weekly communion services,
lovely garden, sweet fellow-
ship, holy fun! 352-372-8506


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University Lutheran Church
& Campus Ministry
1826 W University Ave.
Student Bible Study Wed. 5:30
Worship 10:25 am Sundays




Chabad Lubavitch
Jewish Student Center
-Your home away from home.
-Friday Night Live!
-Services & Shabbat Dinner.
-7:30pm Spring Semester
-352-336-5877; 2021 NW
5th Ave.
-(5 blocks north of the sta-
dium)
-www.JewishGator.com




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

First United Methodist
Traditional Sunday Worship
8:25am and 10:55am. All
Ages Sunday School Groups -
9:45am.
Wednesday Dinner ($2
Students) and Classes 5:30-
7:30pm
419 NE 1st St. www.fumcgnv.org
(352) 372-8523


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ligator Advertising,
.4482.


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




University City Church of
Christ
Gators for Christ campus
ministry college group meets
at University City church on
Sundays at 9:30am and
Wednesdays at 7pm practi-
cal application from God's
word, plus service projects,
large group events, free meals,
and much more... (directions
and events calendar at
www.gatorsforchrist.org)



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

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






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One month FREE!
Zero Redec Fee
1 & 2 BR single-story villas
starting from $529
Move in costs starting at $139
Close to Oaks Mall and Archer Road.
Pine Rush Villas 375-1519 4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE!
Zero Redec Fee
1 & 2 BR flats starting from $599
Move in costs starting at $139
Two blocks south of Archer Rd. & 34th St
Homestead Apts. 376-0828 4-22-09-59-2

NO FEES and One Month Free!
On Bivens Arm Nature Preserve
Inclusive 2's, 3's, and 4's
MASSIVE Townhomes!
W/D and Jumbo Microwaves in Every Unit
Free Water, Cable, Tanning, Alarms, Pool
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
4-22-63-2

1BR/1BA Next to UF Campus
W/D incl in unit. Small pet ok. Pool/exercise
room. $800/mo 352-378-5801 x 5 2-26-09-
15-2

Downtown Luxury & Cash Back 4 Fall!
Sign now for studios, 1/1, 2/2, 3/3s! Perfect
Location-Great Price-No Move-in Fees
W/D*Wood Floors*Bring Your Pets!
Great parking-walk to bars-bike to UF
Reserve now! 338-0002
4-22-09-53-2

Bivens Cove is everything you're looking for.
Close to UF and downtown! Two pools!
Free tanning! Pet Friendly!!!
1, 2, and 3 bedrooms ready right NOW!
Move in today & get One Month FREE plus
$0 move in fees.
www.bivenscove.com 352-376-2507
4-22-58-2

*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 2-20-09-14-2

Why Pay More?
Great Apartments at a Great Price!
1/1 From $689; 2/2 From $759;
3/2 From $899 CALL: (352) 377-7401
www.theboardwalkapt.com
4-22-09-56-2

We have REAL 1/1s for Feb '09!
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
300 NW 18 St-Large, 575 sq ft only $585!
Bike to UF CENTERPOINT
1220 NW 12 St-530 sq ft big, only $475!
No Application Fee, Most Pets OK. For info
call E.F.N. Properties, (352) 371-3636 or
email Rentals@EFNProperties.com
2-20-09-14-2

*Live on UF Lake*
Huge 2/2 with Den 3/2
Fully Remodeled $1275/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-53-2

*Live on UF Lake*
Large Estate, 5 bedrms
Dock & Pool, $2500/mo
352-339-4862
4-22-53-2

2/1.5 Newly Renovated Townhouse. Avail
Now or Fall 09. Close to Shands, Park N
Ride 2, & Shopping. Incl W/D, A/C, Pvt Patio,
& Pool. $745/mth & $500 Dep. No Pets
PIs. 772-538-5792 or Itsao12@hotmail.com
2-24-09-15-2


Very Nice Mother-in Law Suite Near Haile
1BR, kitchen, dining room, full bath, W/D,
cable, utilities all included. $750/mo. 367-
0372 3-6-22-2


Sorority Row Apts
Luxury Apts Steps from Sorority Row & UF
New 1BR to 4BR Virtual Tours & Photos *
www.SororityRowApts.com 352-376-6223
4-22-50-2

1BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard located in
small proffesional complex @ 3320 SW 23d
St. Single, mature applicants only. $550.00/
mo small pets ok @ $25.00/mo 352 377-
2150 Please leave a msg. 3-5-09-20-2

Beautiful, spacious 4/4 2 blocks from UF in
Oxford Terrace. $550/month incl. washer/
dryer, electricity, water, cable, and internet.
Bus comes every 10 min. Avail in August.
Call Amy (954) 536-2052 for more info.
2-25-14-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office.
2BR$550 1BR $500
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 3-6-09-20-2

3BR & 4BR/2BA HOUSES
Hardwood floors, fireplace, new baths,
screened patio, big yard, carport, storage
shed. Minutes to UF, on bus route, $1400-
$1500/mo First, last security. 954-899-7197
3-6-09-20-2

4BR/3BA 1700+sqft home for rent. 1.3 miles
from UF. Wood floors, newly renovated
kitchen, washer/dryer, dish washer, fenced-
in back yard, and much more. $1450/month.
Available ASAP. Call 305-764-0975 for info
2-24-11-2

1 & 2BR/1BA
W/D, DW, cent H/AC, ceramic tile through-
out, front gated patio. Off of 34th St. On
bus #12. From $695/mo. Call 352-377-1633
2-24-10-2

SPACIOUS 1BR CONDO
Modern and attractive. 1 mi to UF & Shands.
Plenty of parking. W/D incl. $550/mo + dep.
Call 371-9520, 317-2642 2-24-09-10-2

2BR/1BA, central heat, mobile home from
$375-$450/mo incl water. No pets. 4546 NW
13th Street. 376-5887 2-25-10-2

BLOCK FROM UF
Available Aug 1st. Houses single family &
attached. Apts. Rent directly from owners. No
middle agent. Flexible terms. 352-377-3852
www.dalyproperties.com 3-31-09-29-2

4BR 3BA. Spacious house on corner of 34th
St. and University. Close to Publix, dining,
movies and shopping. Only 5 min. bus ride to
campus. W/D. $1,500/mo + util.
1st mo. + last month to move in. Available
now. Call 321-459-3700. 3-4-09-14-2

GREENLEAF 2BR/1BA
Very clean & quiet. Vaulted ceilings. Nice
covered deck. W/D hook-ups. Near bus line
& park. $625/mo + dep. Available now. Call
352-332-8196, 339-6177 2-20-09-6-2

2640 SW 31st PI Apt. A. Large 2BR 1 1/2
Bath updated 2 story apt. with WD hookup
and private fenced backyard in Phoenix apt.
$500 security deposit and $550/month. Wont
last long CALL 562-2782 or 514-6869 2-27-
10-2


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Beautiful! Great location 2.5 miles to UF.
5BR/2.5BA newly renovated 2400 sq ft, 2
story, furnished kitchen, W/D, DW, hrdwd
firs, Ig lot. $1800/mo + utils. Available March
1st. Call 727-224-1288 2-27-09-10-2

2BR/2BA Luxury Town Hse 1600SF, ideal
for Grad Students, 4941 NW 1 PL, near UF
in Mills Pond, Energy Star rated, wired for
internet & Sec Sys, Ref, W&D, DW, Pool,
Tennis, Rec Ctr, no pets, util not incl, 2 mo
dep. req. $1000/mo. Avail 8/15/2009 Call
Rick Smith 954-895-8438/954-928-1507
2-20-09-5-2

www.10houses.com
2 & 3 bd houses for August
cute,cent H/AC, WD,wood fls
quiet areas, yards $725-$1260
352-336-6116 nancy@10houses.com
3-4-12-2

WE HAVE IT ALL! GIVE US A CALL!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
Walk to UF from our many properties!
1,2,3 and 4 Bedrooms
www.rentgainesville.com
4-22-09-44-2

CAMPUS VIEW PLACE IS THE BEST!
Forget the Rest and call us today!
Brand New! Located off of SW 13th St.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.campusviewplace.com
4-22-09-44-2

ONE YEAR TUITION AT UF $22,000
Textbooks & Supplies $2,000
Calling Union Properties for your new apt.
PRICELESS! Call 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-22-09-44-2

Finding it hard to choose your next rental?
No Worries, We Can Help!
Rentals going fast near UF so call today!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-22-09-44-2

Night out on us when you lease one of our
amazing 1 br./lba apts untis available with
tile, fenced in yards, w/d conn. from $395
mo. Hurry while it lasts. 352-332-5070
3-30-09-30-2

Huge 5/3 MH on 5 acres 12 minutes to UF,
washer/dryer incl., no pet fee. $1600 mth.
352-213-3943 2-24-5-2

$445-4/4 University Terrace condo; includes
cable, internet, and utilities. On routes 12 and
35. Immediate occupancy. 352.514.3398
3-6-13-2


PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 3-17-
09-15-2

CRICKET CLUB
Tower Rd. 4BR/2.5BA, 2 covered parking
spots, 1638 sq ft. Short term lease avail.
Larsson Mgmt Serv 352-373-605 3-3-10-2

MILL POND
Near mall. 2BR/2BA, garage, short term
lease possible. $975. Irene Larsson Mgmt
Serv 352-373-2605 3-3-10-2

2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from UF.
On bus route. Incl W/D. Community club-
house, pool & fitness center. Wired for inter-
net & security system. $895/mo 332-8841,
lindalu@gatorhomes.com 2-24-09-5-2

Union Street Station 2br/2ba luxury condo.
Beautiful 3rd floor corner unit with alarm, nice
appliances, w/d, balcony, and free parking.
$1400/mo. call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453.
Live in style downtown! 3-17-20-2

Large and beautiful 3bd/2ba house near law
school. Avail. 8/1. Hardwood floors, screened
porch, wood deck, garage, w/d, bonus room
w/built-in bar, large fenced yard. $1600/mo.
Call Eric at 352-870-9453 3-17-20-2

NW 39 Av fancy 3br/2ba w/loft Ig open bright
Laminated wd-looking fir in loft. $675 XL 3/2
loft apt w/new ceramic firs & stainfree carpet
in huge brs $800-850. Nice 2br/2ba gated
patio, trees $630-670 373-8310, 219-3937
2-25-5-2


2BR/1BA SPACIOUS
7209 SW 45th PI. Gainesville. Cent H/AC,
W/D hk-up. $600/mo, $500 sec dep. No pets.
Call 386-462-0994 3-4-09-10-2

3 and 4 BR STEPS TO UF!
From $506 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Pets Loved! W/D Available
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-09-41-2

3 bed/2 ba house in SW area. 3 miles from
UF. Large fenced back yard. $1300/month
+ security deposit $1000. 352-213-1567.
2-23-3-2

Near UF 4BR/2BA house
wood floors, washer & dryer, central A/C
929 NW 22 ST. Available for August
Call Manny 352-317-4408 3-19-09-16-2

Downtown Gainesville
Union Street Station apt above Starbucks
2BR/2.5BA, den/study room, bambo floors,
granite counters, up-graded kitchen.Available
for August. Call Manny 352-317-4408
3-19-09-16-2

Near UF 5BR/3BA
2,600 sq ft house
630 NW 36 Street. Available for August
call Manny 352-317-4408 3-19-09-16-2

Very Nice Townhouse
3/3 in Rockwood Villas
Only $375/room or $1125/month
Large BRs & large closets Quiet area.
Great for Pro. students 941-737-6997
3-11-14-2

Quiet, Clean, Lots of Green Space
2BR/1BA house. $650/mo. Call 352-378-
9220 or mobile 213-3901 3-5-09-10-2

Take over the payments of a 2007 Single-
Wide Clayton Mobile Home located in the
Arredondo Farms Community! Just $2,300
down (sales tax) and take over payments
of $807 / month. For more details contact
LaVonya Bryan at (352) 682-9888 2-20-1-2


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4/4 Apartment for $350 per month. Utilities,
cable, internet etc. all included with washer
and dryer. Large bedroom and closet.
Individual bathrooms. Three bus routes
directly to campus. 5 minute drive by car.
Multiple pools, basketball and tennis courts
on property. Lease through summer. For
more information call (813) 390-7761
2-20-5-3

Sublease 2/2 close to campus free cable,
wireless internet,tanning and gym. Court
yard. Must lease will make deal. Lease
good thru July 09. Immediate move in. Call
352/558/4053 or 352/792/4864 anytime.
2-24-5-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-22-72-4


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1 br w/pvt entrance avail in 2BR condo Cent
AC/H. 2 pools. Walk to UF. 375/mo
*1BR hdwd firs, pvt ba avail in beautiful NW
house close to UF $395/mo
352-316-3930 www.gainesville-rent.com.
2-27-09-40-4


2 Female roommates NS/ND to share a new
4/2 house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi. W
of 1-75. w/ cable, internet & security alarm.
$475/mo. util. incl. Call 352 331 8794 2-20-
30-4

Share 2/2 MH Furn rm $200 N/R dep. $400/
mo; $100/wk incl util. 2wk adv. laun/cook svc
avail N/S, N/A, N/D. Discount for handyman.
Car a+ 30 day notice 2 vacate. Nr bus/shops
Sm caged pet ok 331-0762 2-23-20-4

::2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 4-22-
09-62-4

1/2 OFF 1st MONTH Rent if in by March!
Seeking 2 roommates-1.5 miles to UF
easy ride2 SFCC off-NW 16th-HUGE house,
PoolTable,65"TV Large rooms!sayNo2apts
$495/MONTH per room 561-756-5368
2-24-10-4

1BR/1BA avail march 1st in 2Br/2BA for re-
sponsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo
+ utils. Barandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 2-20-
09-16-4

Housemate wanted in NW G'ville. NICE pri-
vate bdrm and bath. House has PRIVATE
pool/fireplaces/large fenced yard. Utilities
included (WiFi/cable/electric). 500/month
contact max (215-917-0829) maxs@ufl.edu
2-20-09-10-4

09/10 school year. 2rms avail in 3/2 beautiful
5 yr old house for 2 females. 2 car garage,
fully furn, except BRs. W/D. 7 mins to UF on
bus rte. Very safe community $495/mo + utils
(-$35/mo) Please call 321-662-1772 2-23-
09-10-4

Rooming House, 2 rooms open single per-
son. $100 p/w. Full cable +TV. 262-6748 for
all info. No text mssg. Will not respond. Talk
in person only. 3-3-10-4

Beautiful Townhouse on SW 20th Ave!
2B/2.5Ba, All Furn Incl, Free WiFi, W/D,
Pool/Gym, 2Min Drive to SW Rec, Bus Rts
20 21 & C. F UF Student Seeks F Roommate.
$460+hlf utls Avail Aug1 786-246-3049 3-6-
13-4

M or F ROOMMATE Wanted $300 rent
Furnished / 2 min walk to UF.
Friendly neighbors / Bill avg $100.
$600 to move in TODAY
Text Rodney 352-215-9433 2-23-09-4-4

Roommate Needed. $380 a month rent.
Utilities include high speed internet, cable,
and electric. Apartment is on 34th street,
close to UF, shopping, and downtown G-ville.
Very quite apartment complex. Call 804-267-
0690 or email me at Saundemk@gmail.com
2-20-09-3-4

Roommate needed for this summer and/
or upcoming '09-'10 school year. House
located in upscale subdivision of Capri lo-
cated off 34th street. $350/month includes
EVERYTHING(utilities, internet,gym...)! easy
commute with bus route directly to campus.
female student, non-smoker, no pets is pre-
ferred. call (863)521-2078 or
email aloha75@ufl.edu. 3-6-10-4

Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
3-6-09-12-4


Room w/ private bath and laminated wood
floors for rent in large home with 3 mature
females. $550/month all utilities included.
W/D, wireless internet, and regular cable are
available to use. Call 239-225-5259. 2-26-
09-5-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT www.al-
ligator.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


WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
5-21-49-5

Mill Pond 2/2. Immaculate. Immediate occu-
pancy. Many upgrades. Across from GHFC.
$149,900. 561-628-2866 2-20-09-5-5


$77,900 $$
Nice condo. SW Large 2/2. 374-4216
ALSO 2/1 $66,900 2-20-09-5-5

3Br 2Ba Foreclosure! $11,000! Only $199/
Mo! 5% down 15 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4
Br $259/Mo! for listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798. 2-20-1-5

BIG LOT SMALLEST PRICE 12 acres just
$99,900. Best neighborhood in Tallahassee
area! Rare spacious country living close
to everything! Great for kids w/horse privi-
leges. Best Price EVER, A Must See. Great
Financing (866)938-1521 2-20-1-5

Florida Land Bargain of the Century! 2 acre
waterfront homesite only $69,900. (appraised
at $169,900). Private, gated community with
2 recreational lakes. Municipal water &
sewer. Low taxes. Just 90 minutes Orlando!
Excellent financing. Call now (866)352-2249,
x 2184. FLlandbargains.com 2-20-1-5

NOW is the time to buy your TENNESSEE
lake property. Four seasons & no state in-
come tax. Call Lakeside Realty (888)291-
5253 or visit www.lakesiderealty-tn.com
2-20-1-5






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NC Mountain Land 5+ acres w/10ft waterfall,
in estab comm, great views, lots of options,
only $99,500, owner (866)789-8535. 2-20-
1-5


BED QUEEN $120 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 $100 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


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FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899

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.
$130 352-377-9846. 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


* Queen size bed $60 0 Sofa $60
* Recliner $50 Nice dresser $60
* Table & 4 chairs $80 Lawn mower $50.
Call 904-363-7045 or 352-215-3403
2-25-10-6


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







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4-22-70-7


Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
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In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
4-22-72-9





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

Dining table w/6chairs $250, Couch $150, 2
swival rockers $25 each, glass & iron coffee
table $25, 2 wood & glass end tables $25
each. Must sell. 219-9041 2-25-09-5-10

Dk. wood bedroom suite, queen bed,mattress,
box springs, night stand, chest, dresser w/
mirror. $450 Very good condition. Must sell.
219-9041 2-25-09-5-10

Garage Sale
February 21st, Saturday
1011 NE 20th place
Gainesville, FI 32609 2-20-09-1-10

STEEL BUILDING SALE- Low As $3.89/
SF. Commercial 30 Year Warranty. Church
Family Life Centers. Garages, Warehouses,
Mini-Storage, Factory Erection. Field Service
From Our Representative (800)720-6857.
2-20-1-10

100% RECESSION PROOF! Do you earn
$800 in a day? 25 Local Machines and Candy
$9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033 CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 2-20-1-10

METAL ROOFING. 40yr Warranty-Buy di-
rect from manufacturer 30/colors in stock,
w/all accessories. Quick turn around.
Delivery available. Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg,
(888)393-0335 www.GulfCoastSupply.com
2-20-1-10




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 cheap 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, Scooters, Accessories, and
Service.
633 NW 13th Street 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

2007 Schwinn Graduate 150cc scooter
for sale $2,000. Charcoal metallic color, 112
miles. Contact schwinn4sale@gmail.com for
more information. 2-27-10-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0
ORunning or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12

CARS CARS BuyOSellOTrade
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 w Chevys J 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*****
0000* SUN CITY AUTO SALES*OOSO
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
4-22-08-72-12

All Vehicles Must Go!
Liquidation Sale Special
60 Days Payoff on Cash Vehicles
(Payoff time negotiable)
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12


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Over 250 Vehicles Will Be Sold At
Wholesale Prices to the Public
Including Cars, Trucks, Vans & SUVs
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

Bring Your W-2 and Ride Home Today
Why Wait for Your Refund?
File Your Taxes Here and
Drive Off in Your Vehicle
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

Sun City Auto
No Credit Check
All Vehicles $0 Down
Buy Here Pay Here
352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For Your Unwanted Cars
Junk!! Trucks, RVs, & Wrecks!!!
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
2-27-09-24-12

FOR SALE OR TRADE
1988 Chevy Astro Van
Like new. $2000. Call 376-0999 2-26-5-12

DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RECEIVE
$1000 GROCERY COUPON UNITED
BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION Free
Mammograms, Breast Cancer Info www.
ubcf.info FREE Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted, (888)468-5964.
2-20-1-12

Police Impounds! 97 Honda Civic $500! 97
Honda Accord $700! 97 Toyota Camry $700!
for listings call (800)366-9813 Ext 9275
2-20-1-12

Police Impounds for Sale! 97 Honda Civic
$500! 97 VW Jetta $750! for listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271 2-20-1-12




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

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

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.

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 2-26-09-74-13


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

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EARLY MORNING DELIVERY DRIVER
Must be available from 4:30am 7:30am.
Must be extremely reliable 99% attendance
required. Apply at The Independent Florida
Alligator office 1105 West University Avenue
between 8am and 5pm. No calls please.
Good pay.
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-22-72-14


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EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
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NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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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 andlor 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


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


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


Immediate opening for a
Professional Leasing Agent!
Part Time or Full Time
Experience Preferred, Great Pay!
Fax resume to 352-372-0708 4-22-59-14


400+ Counselors/Instructors Jobs!
3 Coed summer camps in PA.
Travel Paid, Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
1-800-488-4321, www.lohikan.com 4-22-
09-59-14


STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM
Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-22-
09-59-14



DANCERS NEEDED
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 4-22-
54-14



Survey Takers Needed:
Make $5-$25 per survey.
GetPaidToThink.com 2-27-20-14


An awesome summer job.
If you're looking to spend this summer out-
doors, have fun while you work, and make
lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp
Mataponi, a residential camp in Maine, has
female/male summertime openings for Land
Sports, Waterfront (small crafts, skiing, life
guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course,
Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater,
Cooking, Gymnastics, Dance, Videography,
Group Leaders & more. Top salaries plus
room/board & travel provided. Call us today
toll free at 1-561-748-3684 or apply online at
www.campmataponi.com. 3-19-09-28-14


Summer Jobs
$2100
Co-ed camp
Room and Board included

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 8 July 25. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 4-22-09-72-14.

Atttorney needed for will contest. Florida
Bar certified. Preferably someone new and
affordable. 352-332-0515 or 352-222-0267
3-4-09-20-14


HOUSEKEEPER
4 hrs am weekdays. References.
housekeeper9@gmail.com
2-20-09-8-14

*STUDENT WORK*
Great Pay
PT/FT Avail,
Cust. Sales/Service
Flex Sched,
Conditions Apply
Call ASAP
(352) 872-6655
3-2-09-14-14

Camp Marlin Doggie Daycare. PT job caring
for group of 24 dogs. Must have good cos-
tumer service skills, knowledge of K9 care/
behavior. Prefer morning availability.
Call (352)376-9544 or
campmarlindogs@gmail.com 2-20-09-7-14

LEASING AGENT PT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. Great benefits. Must be avail
afternoons & weekends. Apply in person,
Spyglass Apartments. DFWP 4-22-09-45-
14

Palm Breeze Youth Services, Inc. a
Gainesville, not for profit corporation is look-
ing for UF students, faculty and administra-
tors that are interested in helping us start a
charter school for at risk middle schoolers.
We also need volunteers for gardening and
agromony. Please call Ken Van Nortwick,
352-339-1746 3-6-09-16-14

15 PEOPLE WANTED to lose
up to 30 Ibs in 30 days $30.
100% GUARANTEED! Dr Recomended!
Call (352)372 3407 or order
r-dbetterhealth.com 2-20-5-14

* KITCHEN SUPERVISOR, 0 ASST MGR
F.O.H. 0 SERVERS BARTENDERS all
needed ASAP. Apply in person with resume
at 3501 SW 2nd Ave. CalicoJacks.net 352-
371-1675 or 352-375-2337 2-24-09-5-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT FT.
Passion for language & fitness. Avid reader,
interest in MMA a plus. Computer fluency.
Eye for detail. 1+ year. Resume to 626 NE
1st St. 32601, paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
3-4-09-10-14

Attention smokers! Do you want to quit smok-
ing? Smokers are needed to participate in a
smoking cessation study. You will be com-
pensated for your participation. If interested,
call the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-
273-2188 or email ufsmokelab@gmail.com.
2-27-13-14


PT PRESCHOOL TEACHERS
Needed for Jewish Dayshool. Day & times
flexible. Call 376-1508 ext 110 2-27-09-8-
14


WEB PAGE DESIGNER PT
Special projects. Resume to 626 NE 1st St.
Gville 32601 or paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
3-4-09-10-14

Busy Family Practice needs FT & PT help.
Several positions open including phones,
front desk, file and certified medical assis-
tant. Apply in person at 6900 NW 9th Blvd or
email resume to stella@gfp.md We require
drug and background screening 3-2-09-7-
14


frozen yogurt

Now Hiring reliable, outgoing PT employee
pref with food service exp. Daytime avail
req. Text 850-758-8154 to set up interview.
3-19-15-14

Mother's helper 2:30-6 weekdays.
Child care(10&12 y/o),errands, etc.
Need references and good car.
Reply housekeeper9@gmail.com
3-2-09-7-14

Sick of your job? Get paid what you're
worth working for yourself. Free 2 min msg:
888.463.8862 2-23-2-14

Over 18? Between High School and College?
Travel and Have Fun w/Young Successful
Business Group. No Experience Necessary.
2wks Paid Training. Lodging, Transportation
Provided. (877)646-5050. 2-20-1-14

Exchange Coordinators Wanted EF
Foundation seeks energetic and motivated
representatives to help find homes for int?l
exchange students. Commission / travel
benefits. Must be 25+. (877)216-1293.

Driver- Join PTL today! Company drivers earn
up to 38 cpm. 1/2cpm increase every 60K
miles. Average 2,800 miles/week. CDL-A re-
quired. www.ptl-inc.com Call (877)740-6262.
2-20-1-14

HVAC Tech Training! GET TO WORK!
Avg. Tech earns $40K/yr. No Exp. Needed.
EPA & OSHA Certified 3.5wks. Local
Job Placement and Financing available.
(877)994-9904 2-20-1-14

EARN Extra Income Mailing Brochures.
Weekly pay check! Free 24 hour information.
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UF to face Louisville


in season opener


Harrison Diamond/Alligator Staff
UF head coach Kevin O'Sullivan runs to the dugout after meeting with the umpires before the Gators'
10-2 loss to FSU at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on April 1.


* O'SULLIVAN STARTS HIS
SECOND YEAR IN CHARGE.

By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

No disrespect to the Saints, but
the Gators are facing quality oppo-
nents a little bit earlier this year.
A year ago, UF scheduled
a three-game series with Siena
to kick off the new season. The
Gators swept the Saints right out
of Gainesville after scoring 27 runs
against the overmatched Metro At-
lantic Athletic Conference squad.
UF welcomes No. 23 Louisville
to town tonight, and the unani-
mous selection to finish first in the
Big East is likely to put up slightly
more resistance.
"The best way to describe them
is they're a complete club," UF
coach Kevin O'Sullivan said.
Junior Justin Marks, the 2009
Preseason Big East Pitcher of the
Year, brings his 18-4 career record


and 2.53 ERA to the bump on Fri-
day to match up with UF's Patrick
Keating.
Keating, who emerged as the
Gators' ace last season, paid the
Cardinals a bit of a backhanded
compliment before practice on
Thursday.
"They're a good team. They're
all over the polls," he said. "I
would say they're almost like an
SEC team."
The senior hurler meant no dis-
respect to Louisville, but it was
clear he thinks tough competition
is nothing new for him or UF.
Cardinals junior third baseman
Chris Dominguez is one of the
hitters Keating and the rest of the
pitching staff have paid a lot of at-
tention to on film.
Louisville's slugger hit .365
with 21 home runs and 75 RBIs last
season.
UF freshman Nick Maronde,
who is scheduled to start in Game
3 on Sunday, said that part of the
reason he chose to be a Gator is be-
cause the coaching staff encourages
SEE BASE, PAGE 19


McArthur worthy of cheers


Brandon McArthur's hair is lon-
ger now, long enough to hide the
painful memories underneath.
When he shaves it short and he
said he will when the time is right the
long scar on the left side of his scalp will
remind him of the brain surgeries from
five years ago.
He's also got the scars on his arms
from the Tommy John surgery and a
right knee still "in the process" of heal-
ing from a torn ACL last season.
That all goes out the window Friday,
though. That all leaves his mind as the
baseball team opens its season against
Louisville.
The team may be entering its second
season in the Kevin O'Sullivan era, but
it's entering its sixth in the Brandon
McArthur epoch.
Old man McArthur, a fossil at age 24,
just realized the other day that some of
his teammates were born in the 1990s.
"When I started playing baseball,
they were born," McArthur said. "They
joke on me every now and then about
how old I am."
Two devastating, season-ending inju-



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ries one on the
field of play, the
other off have
given him a sixth
year of eligibility.
His story makes
him easy to cheer
for, and it's one
I grew familiar
with last season


when I wrote a
feature about him. I remember him star-
ing out at home plate from the dugout
during batting practice, rarely taking his
eyes off the game he loves. I remember
his mother, Valerie Bullock, calling me
in tears one day after our first interview
to tell me more about her son's emotions
after his freshman-year injury. I remem-
ber watching him bum down the first-
base line to beat out a ground ball only
to have the ACL in his right leg give out
before his effort did.
"It hurt," McArthur said. "It hurt
like, 'Why is this happening again?"
In the press box that night, I found

SEE EVAN, PAGE 19



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finished their second day of the SEC
Championships on Thursday. For a
summary and our weekly podcast,
check out alligatorSports.org.


Hodge tries to emulate past


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

Following UF's win against Alabama on
Wednesday night, coach Billy Donovan de-
fended his team's effort this season.
He said it was unfair to compare this
group to Gators teams of the past and that
it is unrealistic to expect them to play to the
kind of standard set by two national titles.
Don't blame the players for stealing a
glance at those crystal balls every once in a
while, though. It can be hard to forget when
history is just a phone call away.
"I always talk to Jo (Noah) and Al (Hor-
ford) and all of those guys. They call to check
on us," guard Walter Hodge said. "When
we lose, they call and ask what happened."
Donovan said he hopes the team doesn't
feel weighed down by expectations.
For Hodge, the group's lone senior, it's
hard to ignore the past.


"You don't have to do the stuff the guys
before you did, but you have to live to a
standard," Hodge said. "You're at the Uni-
versity of Florida. You come here to win."
Hodge said he still hopes to do some-
thing special with this group before his time
in Gainesville is over.
An NCAA Tourna-
ment appearance and
S a run at a Southeastern
Men's Conference title are still
Basketball withinreach, butwiththe
season winding down,
UF can hardly afford a
misstep when it plays Vanderbilt on Satur-
day at 3 p.m. in the O'Connell Center.
"NCAA Tournament, first place in the
SEC, all that stuff yeah, I loved talking
about that when I had Noah and Horford
and Brewer, who understood everything
that went into it," Donovan said. "These

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19


*g POL QUSTO


Today's question: Will the UF baseball team make the College
World Series this year?

Previous question: Do you hold professional athletes to a higher
standard than student athletes? (see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
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No 35% (28)
43 TOTAL VOTES






18, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009


UF GYMNASTICS

Chemistry key against Alabama


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

Gators fans may be in for a treat
when UF hosts No. 8 Alabama to-
night at 7 in the O'Connell Center.
"It's great gymnastics, probably
the best set of gymnastics in the
O'Dome this year," UF coach Rhon-
da Faehn said.
As if winning wasn't incentive
enough, the No. 6 Gators (4-2, 2-2
Southeastern Conference) are fur-
ther excited by the prospect of facing
the nation's eighth-ranked team.
"No matter who I compete
against, I try to make it an impor-
tant meet each time," senior Corey
Hartung said. "But obviously if it's
Georgia or Alabama or a top school,
you want to go out there, and you
know you have to do your best to
beat them."
The Gators are coming off a mo-
rale-boosting win against Michigan
State on Feb. 14, when they scored a


season-high 196.85.
"Last weekend was our starting
point, and the only way we're going
to go from here is up," Hartung said.
"We're going tobuild off of how well
we did last weekend. We proved
(to) ourselves we could do it. Even a
lot of the girls said
it felt that great to
have a meet like
that."
One of the
highlights of the
Michigan State
meet, and some-
Hartung thing the Gators
need to maintain
to have a chance against the Crim-
son Tide, is team chemistry.
"For me, knowing that my team
is behind me and can trust me makes
me feel like I can do that much bet-
ter," Amanda Castillo said.
If the Gators want to come out
with a win against arguably their
toughest competition so far this sea-


son, they will have to start by prac-
ticing hard.
"What they do in the practice
has to be done in the competition,"
Faehn said. "You can't slop through
a turn and expect, 'It's OK, it's not
going to happen in the meet.' It's
not going to happen out there in
the competition if it doesn't happen
here in the gym.
"The practices were hard," Faehn
continued. "They were really hard
Monday and Tuesday. They did
more (repetitions) and they didn't
have that extra day to recover."
UF's home meets are normally
held Friday nights, but the Michigan
State meet was on a Saturday.
Some overly aggressive mistakes
against the Spartans cost UF some
tenths, tenths that could prove the
difference against Alabama.
"Alabama and Florida has al-
ways been a great rivalry," Castillo
said. "It's definitely one of the stron-
ger competitions."


UF looks to rebound in S.C. tourney


* THE WOMEN'S GOLF TEAM HAS BEEN
TRAINING ON THE COURSE, NOT THE RANGE.

By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Writer

Much like a baby learning how to walk, the inexperi-
enced UF women's golf team stumbled to the ground in
its first event of the season.
Now it's time for the team to pick itself up.
After a mediocre performance at the Northrop
Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif.,
the team will travel to South Carolina on Sunday to play
in the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate.
"We have been working really hard since California,
and we have learned a lot and spent a lot of time working
on our game mentally," freshman Andrea Watts said.
In Palos Verdes, UF faced some of the best teams in
the nation. In this tournament, the roles are switched.
The No. 29 Gators will be the highest-ranked team
participating in the event.
"We've faced the best in California and we placed in
the middle of the pack," she said. "Now we are going
to South Carolina, where we are one of the top-ranked
teams out there, so obviously that is going to be a big
confidence boost for us."


A win for the Gators will not come easily, however.
The course is next to the ocean, so wind is expected.
"Any time we play on a new course, there are obvi-
ously certain challenges to overcome," Watts said.
To prepare for those challenges, the team has made
an adjustment to the way it practices. Instead of practic-
ing at the driving range, UF has been practicing on the
golf course.
"I think the best way to prepare for a tournament is to
just go out there and play like you would when you're in
a tournament setting," she said.
"I think we are all going to benefit
from playing more than we give it credit
for."
Golf Sophomore standout Jessica Yadloc-
zky agrees.
"When you get on the course, you are
picking out targets and you're scoring," she said. "That's
the most important part of the game."
UF will send out a lineup of Evan Jensen, Watts, Yad-
loczky and Nicole Schachner in South Carolina. The fifth
and final spot in the lineup has not been determined.
After the competition they faced in Palos Verdes, the
young Gators have seen the best that college golf has to
offer. They will attempt to use that to their advantage
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There's no place like home.
The Gators clicked the heels of their orange-and-blue tennis
shoes and will return home after indoor stretches that proved
wicked.
The men's and women's tennis teams were both 1-3 in their
recent quartets of road matches that included the Intercolle-
giate Tennis Association Indoor Championships in Chicago
and Madison, Wis., respectively.
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match was originally scheduled for 5 p.m. but was moved up
due to chilly forecasts.
The Gators (5-3) are led by the SEC Women's Player of the
Week, Marrit Boonstra. The junior's three consecutive wins
over ranked opponents last weekend catapulted her from No.
34 to No. 7 in the singles rankings.
"She can compete her way out of (a deficit) and win the first
set regardless of whether she's on the top of her game or not,"
UF women's coach Roland Thorqvist said.
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to play and compete regardless of whether you are playing 10
out of 10 or five out of 10."
That competitive nature has kept Boonstra on Court 1,
where she toppled the No. 17, 31 and 38 singles players at the
ITA Indoor, dropping only one set a 7-5 one at that.
"Obviously, her game has grown (since last year), but she's
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Though hype surrounds freshmen, O'Sullivan touts returning veterans


BASE, from page 17


its pitchers to attack hitters, which
will be the game plan against a
tough lineup this weekend.
"(O'Sullivan) has a very aggres-
sive stance on pitching," the left-
hander said. "He wants to go after
hitters and not pitch around them,
and that's how I've always pitched
and that was a major selling point


for me."
Alex Panteliodis, another fresh-
man lefty, will start Game 2 for UF
on Saturday.
This is O'Sullivan's second year
as the coach of the Gators, and his
new freshman class has created a
lot of hype without ever playing a
single inning in orange and blue.
However, O'Sullivan said it's
the experienced players who will


"A lot of hype is made
about the new guys, but
it's the older guys who
need to be talked about."
Kevin O'Sullivan
UF baseball coach

give UF its best chance to win
against Louisville and for the rest
of the season.


"A lot of hype is made about the
new guys, but it's the older guys
who need to be talked about," he
said.
"Brandon McArthur and Avery
Barnes coming back for another
season is huge. Those guys are like
five-star recruits in my mind."
McArthur and Barnes are both
seniors coming off productive
seasons for the Gators. McArthur,


who will start at first base, hit .337
and drove in 44 runs, while Barnes,
who will start in left field, led the
team with a .360 average, a .434
on-base percentage and 26 stolen
bases.
Junior Matt den Dekker was
named a Preseason All-America
by Baseball America and will
make his first opening-day start as
a Gator in center field.


EVAN, from page 17


myself upset. As much as we're taught to be
neutral in sports writing, you'd have to be heart-
less to be neutral toward his plight. If the base-
ball team loses every game it plays this season,
it won't bother me a bit. But if McArthur has to
suffer through another season with a ruinous
injury even if he can play through it like he
did last year I might take it pretty hard.
He's taking advantage of the extra time in
school, enrolling in post-baccalaureate classes
in criminology to prepare for a career in the FBI
if baseball ever fails him.
And he's still optimistic about his chances in
the MLB Draft this summer. Despite all that's
happened to him, he's not willing to give up a
shot at the majors.
The team is ecstatic to have him back. McAr-
thur represented the entire roster at the men's
basketball game on Wednesday, inviting every-
one in the O'Connell Center to come out and
watch his team compete for an SEC title, pour-
ing his heart into every word.
The people in charge could have chosen
anyone to talk to the O'Dome crowd: a veteran


with better stats like Matt den Dekker or Avery
Barnes, an up-and-coming youngster like Josh
Adams or even coach O'Sullivan.
Instead, McArthur got the nod.
And he's no slouch at the plate, either.
McArthur had the third-best batting average on
the team in 2008 and finished the year with 44
RBIs.
But his leadership role on the team cannot
be underestimated, and O'Sullivan was active-
ly encouraging him last season to appeal to the
NCAA for his sixth year of eligibility.
"All the coaches put that bug in his ear and
said, 'Hey, we'd love to have you back for one
more year," O'Sullivan said. "'We know it's
been tough on you, but we're trying to get this
thing going in the right direction, and you can
make our jobs a heck of a lot easier.'"
The coach also has McArthur tell each in-
coming group of freshmen his gut-wrenching
tale of comeback after comeback, wanting them
to learn about perseverance and keeping a posi-
tive attitude.
"Hopefully they're listening," O'Sullivan
said.
The freshmen have to be listening. McAr-
thur's story is impossible to ignore.


Gators to face healthy Ogilvy


HOOPS, from page 17

guys need to understand team
chemistry first. We're trying to build
it back up, but I don't know if you
just bring another seven or eight
guys into your program and that
just happens. It has dropped off.
That's the reality."
Last season, Donovan grew dis-
illusioned with the lack of effort he
saw in practice. He grew tired of a
team that appeared to feel entitled.
As a result, he kicked the play-
ers out of their multi-million dollar
practice facility during their season-
ending run in the NIT.
This season, however, effort has
never been the problem. Donovan
has praised his team's work ethic,
saying his young squad has "given
me everything they have."
Talent, not desire, may be this
group's downfall.
"I don't know how you can have
five freshmen coming off the bench
and expect them to come in here and
be terrific. There's not one McDon-


ald's All-American or one pro that's
on our team in that class right now,"
Donovan said. "How we finish up,
the result might be the same, but it's
not going to be because of last year's
reasons."
OGILVY READY TO GO: During UF's
first meeting with Vanderbilt this
S year, the Com-
modores were
hurt by the ab-
Men's sence of center
A.J. Ogilvy, who
Basketball as pulled out
of the game half-
way through the first half with a
foot injury.
The sophomore has healed and
will be on the court against the
Gators on Saturday.
"He was not the normal player
that he is health-wise, and it was
certainly very evident to see that,"
Donovan said. "He's one of the bet-
ter frontcourt players in our league,
and we're going to have to try and
handle him with more than one per-
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20, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009


Arkansas hands UF third straight loss, first at home


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

Two straight UF losses snow-
balled to three in a hurry Thursday
night.
This one wasn't supposed to
happen.
Arkansas (16-11, 5-7 Southeast-
ern Conference) eliminated any
outside shot the No. 15 Gators (22-
5, 8-4 SEC) may have had at an SEC
regular-season title with an 83-74
upset in the O'Connell Center.
The Razorbacks, who have now
won four straight games, returned
the favor for their 16-point loss to
UF in Fayetteville, Ark., on Feb. 1,
halting UF's 14-game home win-
ning streak and undefeated record
at home this season.
"Just really disappointing with
our lack of consistency and abil-
ity just to play with toughness on
either end of the floor," UF coach
Amanda Butler said. "We're just
not being aggressive enough, and
it's really hard to understand why
that's happening."
UF trailed from the start and
led for just 16 seconds the entire
game, struggling most of the night
to find enough energy to fight back


from deficits.
Marshae Dotson scored the first
9 points for UF and finished with
20.
Meanwhile, Sha Brooks, who
had two fouls in the first six min-
utes, tried to keep her team alive.
She led all scorers with 27.
But UF failed to have balanced
scoring only four UF players
were on the board
at halftime.
UF cut the lead
Women's to 4 on a Steffi So-
Basketbal rensen 3-pointer
with 32.3 seconds
left in the game
after being down 11 with 1:20 re-
maining, but it was too little, too
late.
UF will now try to redeem itself
on Sunday at 1 p.m. against South
Carolina (10-14, 2-9 SEC).
Butler knows that redemption is
not going to come easily, though.
"The most frustrating part
about it is the only thing that's go-
ing to get you out of a losing slump
in this league is toughness and
fight," Butler said.
"At this point in the year, the
toughest teams are the ones that
are going to continue to excel or
begin to excel."


Katie Tschopp/ Alligator
UF guard Sha Brooks lies on the floor after being fouled late in the Gators' 83-74 loss to Arkansas in the
O'Connell Center on Thursday night.


UF SOFTBALL

Gators overpower Bulldogs in tournament's first game


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org

The UF softball team's journey to Califor-
nia was more than just a chance to play some
of the top teams in the country. It gave many
Gators originally from the Golden State an
opportunity to shine in front of their fami-
lies and friends.
No. 2 UF (9-1) used a 5-run fifth inning
to top No. 14 Fresno State (3-2) 8-0 in the
Gators' first game of the Cathedral City
Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.
UF scored its 8 runs on five hits from five


different players, four of whom were native
Californians.
The game, played in a replica of Boston's
historic Fenway Park, was UF's seventh
straight mercy-rule victory and eighth shut-
out of the season.
Left fielder Francesca Enea, originally
from Woodland Hills, Calif., got the Gators
off to a quick start, sending a 2-run shot out
of left-center field for her team-leading 22nd
and 23rd RBIs of the season.
Second baseman Aja Paculba, who
walked in all four of her plate appearances
in her new leadoff spot, scored on Enea's
fifth long ball of the season.


"When it happened, the first thing I
thought was, 'My parents and my sister got
to see that,' so it meant a lot," Enea said.
The Gators had a comfortable 5-0 lead
over the Bulldogs when
Megan Bush stepped to the
plate in the top of the fifth.
Her 3-run homer, her first
of the season, flew into the
replica Green Monster and
put the game out of reach.
"I could kind of tell
Enea right when I hit it that it
was gone," Bush said. "After the tone had
already been set (by Enea's home run), that


just kept it going that we weren't done."
Third baseman Corrie Brooks record-
ed a hit for the sixth straight game, as she
knocked in 2 runs on a two-out double to
center field in the fifth.
Sophomore Stephanie Brombacher im-
proved to 5-0 on the year, allowing only
three hits and walking just one batter while
striking out two. Brombacher has still not al-
lowed a run this season.
The Gators' second game of the night,
which started at 11:30 p.m. against No. 3
Arizona State, was not completed by press
time.
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24, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009


Chief Of Staff


Animated


ace leads UF


into new year

By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

Please excuse Patrick Keating.
He gets a little emotional.
It's not that he tries to show
up the other team, and it's not
that he can't handle failure on
the mound UF coach Kevin
O'Sullivan preaches the impor-
tance of mound presence to all of
his pitchers.
"If you show emotion with
failure, people are going to be
running up to home plate to hit
another one off of you," Keating
said.
Success fires him up. Execu-
tion fires him up. Inning-ending
double plays and strikeouts with
runners in scoring position fire
him up.
Last season, Vanderbilt came
to Gainesville for the final three-
game series of the regular sea-
son.
In Game 2, the Gators took a
5-3 lead into the ninth behind a
strong seven-inning performance
from starter Stephen Locke. Josh
Edmondson relieved Locke and
took the game into the ninth,
when he allowed runners to reach
the corners with just one out.
O'Sullivan went to his bullpen
and brought in Keating, his No. 1
starter, to finish the contest.
"It was a big part of the season
because that game guaranteed us
to get into the postseason," Keat-
ing said.
The junior starter got the first
batter to ground out to third base,
which brought in a run and ad-


vanced the tying run to second.
Next up for the Commodores
was Pedro Alvarez, the eventual
No. 2 selection in the 2008 MLB
Draft.
"That might have been the
hardest (Keating) threw all year,"
O'Sullivan said. "That was a mo-
ment, that was a moment for him,
facing one of the best if not the
best hitter in the country."
Keating went right at the big-
hitting third baseman and fanned
him after a seven-pitch battle. Six
of those pitches were strikes.
"That was the most competi-
tive I've ever seen him," reliever
Tony Davis said.
"That was really cool to watch
because it was something where
he didn't have one ounce of fear
in him, and that's really cool to
see."

Setting a Standard
That strikeout was a memo-
rable moment for his teammates
as well as Gators fans, but punch
outs aren't what excite the de-
monstrative Keating most.
"Double plays get me the most
fired up," he said, eyes lighting
up.
He knows exactly the pitch he
likes to throw when he needs to
induce that perfect ground ball.
He only asks that it not be pub-
lished in the paper.
He's a competitor, after all.
"He takes it very seriously out
there," said freshman hurler Nick
Maronde, who begins the season
as the No. 3 starter.
"Even during drills, his de-
meanor shows how intense he
is."
Keating likes to come into
each game with a plan, although
he tries not to overanalyze things
and sticks with a simple one.
"As a starter, you're trying to
conserve your emotions a little
bit," he said.


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
Keating throws a pitch during the Gators' 7-2 win against Georgia at
McKethan Stadium on April 27.


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UF pitcher Patrick Keating prepares to throw a practice pitch during the Gators' 7-2 win against Georgia
at McKethan Stadium on April 27.


Firing up the troops has a time
and a place.
Energy and passion are im-
portant to the mental side of the
game, but Keating's game is just
as tight on the physical side.
O'Sullivan, who was heralded
as a pitching coach with Clemson
before taking the head coaching
job with UF last season, described
Keating as a guy who doesn't
back down, isn't afraid of contact,
makes
h i s
f a s t Watchinghim piti
ball move,
throws T
his off-speed pitches for To
strikes and keeps the defense
happy by working fast and put-
ting the ball in play.
Last season, all those compo-
nents translated to an 8-1 record,
a 4.16 ERA and a strikeout-to-
walk ratio of better than 2 to 1.
In the SEC a conference
known for baseball talent he
was even better.
He lowered his ERA to 3.28 on
his way to a 7-0 mark, including
a complete game against LSU in
which he allowed just 1 run and
struck out six.
"The big thing about the Fri-
day-night guy is that you don't
go into your pen too early,"
O'Sullivan said.
Keating has proven he is ca-
pable of staying on the field, eat-
ing up innings and saving arms
in the bullpen.

Hard Work Embodied
With a full year as the staff's
most consistent pitcher under his
belt, Keating will make the Fri-
day-night starts for the Gators,
spearheading a rotation that will


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include at least two freshmen.
"He's definitely a leader,
and he shows us what to do out
there," Maronde said.
Keating has made the transfor-
mation from a young pitcher try-
ing to prove himself every time
out to a seasoned veteran who
others look to for guidance on
how to become an SEC starter.
O'Sullivan said he often uses
Keating's story as an example of
how far
a play-
Sthe last two years, er can
a "come over
-avis the course
of four years if he stays
motivated.
In his freshman season, Keat-
ing saw the field for a total of
eight outs (2 2/3 innings).
He made the jump to long re-
lief as a sophomore and posted
an ERA of 5.79.
It wasn't until his third year in
the program, under a new head
coach, that he was able to become
the type of player he is today.
"Patrick's been a bulldog since
day one," Davis said. "Watching
him pitch the last two years, he
brings that mentality. He's fear-
less, and that's something that I
feed off of him."
Keating tries to be a player the
younger pitchers can lean on for
energy, and he tries to keep them
on top of their conditioning when
they're not on the mound.
Even coming off of a stellar
junior year that earned him First-
Team All-SEC honors, UF's ace
steered away from complacency
in the off-season.
He added a change-up to his
repertoire, which now comple-
ments his two-seam fastball and


his breaking ball his out pitch.
The change-up allows him to
be more effective against left-
handed hitters and use his big
curve sparingly, keeping batters
more off balance.
Poised for an encore perfor-
mance bigger and better than
his breakout junior year, Keating
only offers promises he knows
for sure he can make good on.
"We're going to try to come
out and give these fans a good
team to watch. We've been work-
ing very hard every time out," he
said.
"You're not going to come out
here and see some lazy guys just
going through the motions. We're
going to come out and play the
game the right way. We're going
to run the bases hard, and pitch-
ers are going to attack."
UF doesn't name captains be-
cause O'Sullivan doesn't want to
put that label on guys who may
not emerge as leaders as the sea-
son unfolds.
A de facto system of captain-
ship is well-respected among the
players, and the same names re-
surface when they are asked to
point out who leads their team
- Brandon McArthur in the in-
field, Matt den Dekker and Avery
Barnes in the outfield, and Patrick
Keating in the bullpen.
When it comes to setting the
tone, UF's coach knows all eyes
will be on one person tonight
against No. 23 Louisville.
"We always say there's only
one place on the field that's higher
than everywhere else, and that's
the mound," O'Sullivan said.
The epicenter of the baseball
diamond and a competitor's ulti-
mate stage.




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