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UF ACADEMICS

Writing requirement adds new grading component

By MADISON BEERBOHM and indicate whether or not the writing com- "I hope it will encourage students American history classes, and it makes sens
Alligator Contributing Writer ponent has been completed. . to combine the writing requirement with th


Students will need to brush up on their
writing skills because of new changes made to
UF's writing requirement.
Formerly called the Gordon Rule, the
mandate requires students to take courses in
which they write a total of 24,000 words before
graduation. Originally, the Gordon Rule was
added to a student's grade for the class.
New changes to the requirement include
an additional grading component, according
to the UF Web site.
Professors will give students a course grade


In order to receive credit for the writing re-
quirement, students must earn a grade of C or
higher and satisfy the writing portion. It is pos-
sible to pass and receive credit for a class, even
if the writing component is not completed.
The General Education Committee was
concerned that the requirement wasn't strong
enough, said UF associate provost Andrew
McCollough. The undergraduate curriculum
needed to find a better way to teach students
to communicate through writing.
But faculty are not required to follow the
new changes, he said, because the additional


LU WILt a well as LIley cadl.
Andrew McCollough
UF associate provost

component would add extra work. Those
who opt to follow the new rule will devote
more time and attention to both aspects of the
course outcome.
"I hope it will encourage students to write
as well as they can," he said.
UF history professor Bret Seferian said he
won't work the change into his class.
Writing and analyzing are a big part of


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course content grade, he said.
However, the new changes might work for
a class that is not based on writing, he said.
Stephanie Thompson, a junior at UF, called
the changes ridiculous.
Thompson, who has completed 75 percent
of her writing requirement, said she believes
that if you work hard enough to pass the class
with a C or better, then you should automati-
cally receive writing credit.
"Besides, if you got into UF in the first
place, chances are good that you are not hor-
rible at writing," she said.


Bright Futures recipients will pay for tuition increases


* TUITION WILL INCREASE
BY $20.67 IN THE FALL.

By ABBIE PARKER
Alligator Contributing Writer

With tuition increasing and
Bright Futures payouts staying
the same, UF students are going to
have to find ways to foot the bill.
Starting this fall, tuition will in-
crease from $125.09 per credit hour
to $145.76 per credit hour. Bright
Futures will continue to pay last
year's rate $126 per credit hour
for Academic Scholars and $95 per
credit hour for Medallion Scholars
- according to its Web site.
Rick Wilder, associate director


of student financial affairs, said he
doesn't know why Bright Futures
isn't covering tuition increases,
but people will pay it somehow,
whether by parents absorbing
the extra costs or students getting
loans.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando
said that in spite of the increases,
UF has one of the lowest tuition
rates in the country.
He said the average yearly tu-
ition for a public university in the
United States is roughly $6,000.
With the tuition increases com-
ing into effect this fall, UF's aver-
age tuition per year will be about
$4,000, he said.
Students will have to deal with
the tuition increases that Bright


Futures won't cover in different
ways.
Matthew Carlos, a statistics ju-
nior, said he has to take out loans
every year for school because he
doesn't qualify for financial aid
such as a Pell Grant.
State "My parents make
News too much money for
me to get financial
aid, but at the same time, they
don't give me money, either," Car-
los said.
Carlos said he will take out a
bigger loan this fall to pay his tu-
ition.
"It's true every penny does
count," he said.
Associate Vice President of Stu-
dent Affairs Jeanna Mastrodicasa


said Student Government, indi-
vidual students and various firms
lobbied for tuition increases.
Some students might not like
the increases, but SG did pass it,
she said. And the increases will
improve education by making
more funding available for univer-
sity programs.
"The ones we are concerned
about are the ones who can't afford
it," she said.
UF has created programs that
help students save money. The
UF Off-Campus Life office teaches
students how to reduce their util-
ity bills, avoid getting towed and
reduce unnecessary spending.
Students aren't aware of how
much money they actually spend,


Mastrodicasa said.
She also said recent studies
have shown that the average un-
dergraduate's parental income is
about $105, 000, and UF has quite
a few students who get leftover
money from Bright Futures and
Florida Prepaid.
But John Dickerson, an ad-
vertising senior, said he has both
Florida Prepaid and the Bright Fu-
tures Medallion scholarship and
doesn't expect to get money back
this year.
"The money I normally get
back is just enough to cover my
books, so I don't have to pay out of
pocket, but this year I will have to
pay for my books out of pocket,"
he said. "It just sucks."






4, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009





By Emily Fuggetta and Katie Emmets
Bicycles: Don't be alarmed Century Tower: If you
your first day on campus chiming over the music
the Tour de France hasn't re- coming from this Gaines


Alberta:
This furry duo rocks the Gators sports game
and you're likely to get a high five or a hug fror
one of them before you graduate. Albert and Al
berta appear on the field and courtside and lov
to work the crowd.


Drama: There is never a dull moment
in Gainesville with multiple venues
for the performing arts. Located on
campus, the Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts will hold popular
musicals such as "Hairspray," "Cats"
and "Avenue Q" this coming season.
Tickets can be purchased online at tick-
etmaster.com


Gator Growl: As the largest student-run pep
rally in the world, with more than 500 student
volunteers, Gator Growl is in its 86th year at UF.
Held on the Friday night of Homecoming Week-
end (Oct. 16), Gator Growl invites fans of all ages
to The Swamp for live music, comedy and Gator
spirit. This year, Dana Carvey will tickle our col-
lective funny bone.


Java: Fear not, coffee fiends living i
Gainesville, you will probably never b
more than 100 yards away from a jav
joint. It's not just the dozen or so Sta
bucks, either. Gainesville is home
plenty of funky shops for you to get yoi
study on. And if your preference is te
Gainesville's got you covered there, too




Machen: The big man. The hea
numero uno. Bernie Machen is
driving president, and he rakes
a million a year excluding
nual bonuses. But to his credit,
did promise to donate nearly $3
nuses last year to the UF Found
soften the blow of budget cuts. In
Machen has cracked down on a
seems to be paying off UF was just re
model school for alcohol prevention.


located. Those two-wheeled
blurs you see weav-
ing through traffic
and pedestrians are
just Gainesvillites,
and they really, really
like biking. With the
UF campus nestled
comfortably amid all
the shops and restau-
rants you could ask
for, Gainesville is the
perfect place to get in
touch with your in-
ner machine. Besides,
it saves the planet and gives


you a killer ass.
to love?


What's not


happen to hear bells
on your iPod, they are
ville landmark, which


was built in 1953 to commemorate the 100th
anniversary of
UF. Originally
intended to
house a historic
museum and
an art gallery,
Century Tower
was dedicated
to UF students
who were
killed in World
Wars I and II.
In 1976, a cast-
bells carillon
was installed and now plays every quarter
hour with longer concerts on weekends and
during special university events.


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Florida-
Georgia:
Some Gators
would argue
that the annu-
al UF-Georgia
football game
in Jackson-
ville is the
best part of
the fall semes-
ter. Many call
it the World's
Largest Cock-
tail Party, too, because of the tailgating extravaganza that sur-
rounds the game, but UF President Bernie Machen is trying to
change that by proposing stricter alcohol regulations in Jackson-
ville.

.O-
Independent Florida Alligator: That's right the
little gem you have in your paws right now. With
more than 300 boxes peppering UF and the sur-
rounding areas, it's no challenge to find yourself a
copy. The Alligator keeps students and Gainesville
residents informed about UF and local news. It also
provides a great diversion when you should be lis-
tening to a lecture in microeconomics.

Lake Alice Bat House:
Chiroptophobes, stay away
from the western part
of campus. Every night
at sundown, more than
100,000 bats fly out of the
largest bat house in North
America and eat their body
weight in insects. Most
nights, a crowd of about 30
watches more on cool
nights and some say
the bats poop on heads if
you're not careful. But hey,
you can thank the bats for
the lack of creepy-crawlies
in your dorm.

Orange & Blue: Although you have now made a commit-
ment to give your life, and your money, to UF over the next
four years, we would venture to guess that you don't know
why orange and blue were chosen to represent your future
alma mater (because we didn't). In 1910, there were two col-
lege institutions that merged to form the UF that we all know
and love today. Blue was picked from The University of Flor-
ida at Lake City, which had school colors of blue and white
and orange came from East Florida Seminary in Gainesville,
which had orange and black.
Design by Erica Ervin and Max Weissler/ Alligator Staff


J


Eats: Gainesville is great for getting your grub
on. From a walk-up pizza window on Uni-
versity Avenue to vegan-friendly ice cream
shop Karma Cream down the same street,
you won't suffer from Monotonous Munchie
Syndrome. Some local favorites are Satchel's
Pizza, which admits to taking a while to serve
your mind-blowing pie, Luca's Pasta, where
you can build your own noodle dish Subway-
style, Chopstix Cafe, a sit-down pan-Asian
restaurant, and El Indio, a tiny standalone drive-through
that offers cheap, authentic Mexican cuisine and the best
Guacamole this side of Tijuana. Whatever your tastes,
Gainesville can offer some serious chow.



H Hippodrome: This downtown
S H Gainesville landmark sticks out like a
sore thumb because of its Roman-like
architectural beauty. The Hipp was
built in 1911 as a federal building which
included a post office and a courtroom.
Since 1981, the building has housed per-
forming arts productions year round
including two Christmas plays: "A Tuna Christmas"
and "A Christmas Carol."


Krishna Lunch: Every day, rain or
shine, you can get a heaping plateful
of vegetarian or vegan food on the
mn Plaza of the Americas for a $4 dona-
e tion. Bring your own plate and get a
'a discount. Don't worry, it's not a trap
r- the Krishnas don't push their reli-
to gious beliefs on their customers. They
ir say the food includes the perfect dose of spiritual-
a, ity without them saying a word.


Nightlife: While Gainesville has more than
50 bars, clubs and places that serve alcohol,
Midtown is the hot spot for those who live
d honcho. El on or near campus because
UF's Harley- it's just a quick walk
in nearly half away. Be careful
his hefty an- though, the City
el presidente of Gainesville has
00,000 in bo- recently instituted
ation to help a bar ordinance,
recent years, which will fine bars
Icohol, and it and clubs that are caught with
*cognized as a underage drinkers, so officers
will be on the prowl.











P Parking Enforcement: They come
bearing yellow envelopes that can
take your day from bad to worse
with just a glimpse. They drive
around in white vans. They're park-
ing enforcement officers, and you
can't escape them. Parking on cam-
pus in a restricted zone or without a
decal will run you $30. A similar offense off
campus costs $15, and the envelopes are a far
less terrifying white.
Student Government: UF's,
governing body controls
more than $13 million of
your money, so paying close
attention to its dealings might
be wise. You'll get to know the
parties well leading up to the
SG election because you'll be
bombarded with campaign materials
wherever you go.


Veggies: If you're
a vegetarian or
vegan, you have
arrived in Mecca.
Whether you want
to eat on campus,
off campus or at
3 home, G-ville's
got you covered. If
Krishna lunch isn't doing it for
you, vegetarians can find a good
meatless selection at the dining
halls' Vegetarian Corers and boasts equi
salad bars. Places like The Top, wall and b
Maude's, Gator Dawgs, Luca's 1 gets you
Pasta, Caf6 Gardens and Leo's But those f
make Gainesville the perfect yellow lab
place to be cruelty-free. sorry, n(


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Quarterback: If you
say you haven't
heard of him, you're
lying. Tim Tebow
hands down the
most famous face in
Gainesville has
two national foot-
ball championships
and a Heisman
trophy under his
belt. Spotting him
around campus is
easy just look for
the gaggle of gig-
gling girls trailing
him at about 5 feet.

Traffic: If you have a class that ends at 4:55, you may
want to grab a latte and park it on the Plaza of the
Americas because you're not going anywhere. Most
afternoons, Archer Road and 13th Street become a
gridlocked nightmare for about an hour as students
and city residents flood the streets trying to get home.


Wauburg: Eight'
miles south of the
UF campus lies
Lake Wauburg.
Buses run to
the lake every
Saturday when
weatherisnice,and
the private park
pment rental, a climbing
)iking trails. Your Gator
and four friends in free.
riends can't include your
or a bottle of Jack Daniels
Spets or alcohol allowed.


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MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5
Renewable Energy: After years of planning, the U.S. is on
the map when it comes to renewable energy, and Gainesville
was the city that put it there. Feed-in tariffs have allowed
Gainesville Regional Utilities to buy 100 percent of the solar
energy produced by houses and businesses. GRU buys the
solar energy produced at $0.32 per kilowatt-hour and sells
it back to the private vendor for $0.12 per kilowatt-hour.


Underwear Dash: For
eight years, UF students
have been stripping
down to their skivvies
and running along
University Avenue
- but it's for a good
cause. The clothes that
students take off are
donated to the Salvation
army. Screaming and
chanting UF songs like,
"It's great to be a Florida
Gator," students began
participating in the dash
in September of 2005.


X-Mart: Nestled cozily
between two Asian
restaurants, X-Mart is your
one-stop shop for pleasures
of the flesh. Granted, pasties
and por aren't first on most
students' shopping lists, but
if the occasion should ever,
uh,pop up, X-Marthasyou
covered. Or uncovered.

Yodeling Ghost of Flavet Field: OK, we made that
one up. Seriously, just try to think of something in
Gainesville that starts with a Y.


Zoo: Home to two
painfully adorable
baby Asian small-
clawed otters, the
Santa Fe College
Teaching Zoo is
open from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. every day.
Tours are given
seven days a week,
but appointments
must be made on
weekdays. Tickets are $4 and free
for SFC students with an ID. And no,
they won't foster your little brother.


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Editorial

Welcome to UF

Where you can write

whatever you like

In introducing incoming freshmen to the Opinions pages
of the Alligator, we have to temporarily revert (at least
mentally) to what it was like to move to Gainesville.
The only guideline we have to go on for the inaugural edi-
torial is "something freshmen would like."
In the past, this section of the New Student Edition has
served as a welcome wagon of sorts, or, put another way,
a set of laurels for your high school accomplishments with
a plug to read the Alligator at the end (plug taken care of,
mission accomplished Darts & Laurels runs here every
Friday).
Unfortunately, though, it's difficult to write something
that 6,000 diverse, intelligent, talented and eager young
adults would unanimously "like."
There are some of you who will rush to college to join
a fraternity or sorority, and there are some of you who
wouldn't step foot inside a frat house for all the Natty Ice
in the world. Hell, there are even some of you who don't
know what Natty Ice is yet. (Don't worry, you will learn.)
But that's certainly not all you'll become acquainted
with when you attend college in Gainesville. Besides the
plethora of fine dining (substituting Leo's for Pizza Hut is
akin to eating at the T.G.I. Friday's in Times Square, FYI),
you'll be meeting an entirely new cast of characters. We're
not just referring to the social feeding frenzy that will oc-
cur in your first semester, although that can be a pretty big
deal. You'll also come across a whole new slew of people
to adore and despise through this very publication.
After all, that's what pages 6 and 7 of the Alligator are
about.
There are figures in Gainesville who you should care
about other than Tim Tebow (although we'll be the first
to admit that Tebow is a superhuman who could plow
through the entire supply of New Student Editions using
the raw power of his tree trunk-esque neck alone). With
that sentiment in mind, we promise to acquaint you with
all of them. And if we think a national news story would
be relevant and interesting to you, you can read about it
here as well.
But back to you. Some of you will crusade for local
causes, some of you will crusade for Christ (this is not an
invocation of the historical event, it's a reference to an on-
campus organization) and some of you will crusade night-
ly to a bibliophile's Mecca, known around these parts as
Library West.
We're not trying to belabor the diversity theme, but it
leads us to our point: Instead of us trying to figure out
what you "like," why don't you tell us?
The Alligator is your forum as much as it is ours. Some-
thing you'd like to have covered? Hit us up. Got some-
thing you need to get off your chest? We welcome columns
and letters.
We wouldn't dream of being able to accurately reflect
each and every one of you without your help. So, send
away (since you got into college, we assume that you are
capable of crafting a body of 250 coherent words feel
free to take this as a challenge).
As we said before, these pages are about you as much
as they are about us. And we like that.


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EDITOR OPINIONS EDITOR
Brian Kelley Jennifer
Jenkins, Andrew Stanfill
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words (about one letter-sized page). They must be typed, double-spaced and must include the
author's name, classification and phone number. Names will be withheld if the writer shows
just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to
letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257,
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Opinions


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Column

Got an opinion? The Alligator wants it


Writing columns for the Alligator was never my
first choice I wanted to be a reporter. I've
since realized I have zero aptitude for that pro-
fession, but that's what I wanted to do. After trying and
failing and trying and failing, I decided to submit some-
thing to letters@alligator.org. To my surprise, it was pub-
lished as a guest column. When I got the e-mail asking
for my classification and major, I turned to my roommate
and said, "I am going to be opinions editor of the Alliga-
tor by the end of the summer." And it happened.
This isn't me trying to give you some Dickensian rags-
to-riches bildungsroman with a journalism twist that pats
me on the back for achieving my goals (although I gotta
shout out to Ashley told you I could do it, girl), but
rather a way to illustrate the point that anyone can get in-
volved with the opinions section (yep, even someone who
got a C-plus in Reporting for editorializing every single
story that she turned in despite her teacher telling her to
cut it out every time).
But seriously, you do not have to be a journalism stu-
dent, and your commitment doesn't have to be large. Let-
ters can be sent via snail mail or to letters@alligator.org.
The letters section acts as a forum for Alligator readers,
whether they be students, faculty, staff or Gainesville
residents.
Or you can take the path that I took and write a guest
column. Columns are usually about 500 words and either
cover an original topic or are written in response to any-
thing that appears in the Alligator or on its Web site.
If you're interested in submitting either of these in the
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open it because they'll wanna know what's inside!"


Nope, we don't like Trojan virus-
es. You should probably title it ei-
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Column," depending on what
you're submitting. I don't think that
you would consider making your
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aconti@alligator.org words "free vibrator," "loan offer"
or "discount prescription drugs,"
but we might need to tell you up front not to have it con-
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movie "Blood Diamond" or Kanye West. Each week we
get about 9,000 "Dear sir or madam I am in trouble and
need someone I can trust to hold my millions of USD in
their bank accounts because I am fleeing from guerrilla
warriors/rebels/political reactionaries, please respond
promptly" scam e-mails, so now we are operantly condi-
tioned to ignore e-mails about Africa unless the intent is
clearly stated.
Oh, and another obvious one: Please write all submis-
sions in English.
And that's all you need to know. If you disagree with
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that we haven't covered, let us know. Your response lets
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Guest column

SG offers opportunities


for involvement on campus


Although I doubt that I am the first
person at UF that you have heard
this from, I would like to welcome
you to the University of Florida!
As the newest generation of Gators, you
have four years of academics, athletics and
achievement to look forward to. My first
four years at UF were as fun as they were
challenging, packed full of friends that will
last me a lifetime, professors that I will al-
ways remember and organizations that
gave me a purpose that was more than just
earning good grades. Of those hundreds of
organizations available at your fingertips,
there is bound to be one area on campus
that fits your interests.
To me, Student Government was the
most interesting group on campus. This is
because SG is involved in almost all parts of
campus life. At the most simple level, SG al-
locates the activity and service fees that are
included in your tuition to go toward dif-
ferent entertaining programs on campus.
In the past few semesters, that has included
things like funding student groups, pre-
senting shows like Lupe Fiasco and Cartel,
bringing the comedians Lewis Black and
Bob Saget and providing controversial and
informative speakers like Sen. John Kerry
and former Attorney General Alberto Gon-
zalez.
But there are other things that most peo-
ple don't realize SG provides. For example,
a large part of the local Regional Transport
Service bus system is funded by SG money
in order help run the campus routes that
lots of students use every day. Another
large expense is the Division of Recreation-
al Sports, which maintains all of the gyms
and workout areas on campus and offers
workout classes and intramural sports.


Most important,
SG is the voice of
the students.
My position al-
lows me to be the
only student rep-
resentative on the
Jordan Johnson highest governing
Speaking Out body at UF, the
Board of Trustees.
On the board, it is my job to advocate on
behalf of student interests for things like tu-
ition and student fees. Whether you realize
it or not, SG will affect some part of your
life as a UF student in the next four years.
So why not get involved? One of the best
things about SG is that you don't have to be
a political science major to help make your
campus a better place. Any student can ap-
ply for positions in one of our many cabi-
nets that focus on a wide array of areas like
housing, multicultural affairs, advertising
or technology, just to name a few. Or if you
are more interested in representing your
college or residence area directly, you can
get involved in Student Senate. It doesn't
matter what college or background you are
because you can always find some way to
get active if you are interested in making a
difference here at UF for everyone.
I'm sure that whatever path you take on
your journey here at UF, you will gain expe-
riences and knowledge that will be unique
and valuable for each of you. I hope you
enjoy every moment of it. But if you want
a hand in how the campus really works,
come by my office sometime. Enjoy your
freshman year it is sure to be unforget-
table. And as always, go Gators!
Jordan Johnson is the Student Body presi-
dent at UF.


Column

Freshmen: Remember


importance of academics


reetings, oh young and naive
freshman!
As a sophomore, I have only
one year as a Gator under my belt, but
already I'm certain that your years at UF
will be the best in your life.
My freshman experience was typical
of most baby Gators. There were a few
all-nighters, a few too many parties and,
for the first few days, the campus map
became my third hand. I have found
that these are telltale signs of a fresh-
man. (Other signs of new meat include:
Roaming campus in packs of 20 on days
that aren't game days; dressing entirely
in Orange and Blue or Abercrombie and
Fitch; and passing out on University Av-
enue at 11 p.m. because you've just dis-
covered the wonders of alcohol.)
I could go on about the pratfalls of
being a freshman, but I won't. It's much
more important that freshman don't
miss out on experiences unique to UF.
Please, for the love of Tebow and
all that is holy, go to the Swamp every
chance you get if not to watch the
Gators cream their opponents on the
dew-soaked turf of Ben Hill Griffin Sta-
dium, then to bask in the glory of the
Gator Nation while running stadiums
each afternoon.
Take advantage of Lake Wauburg,
where you can go boating, canoeing,
kayaking and even sailing. All you need


is your Gator
1 Card, some
friends and a
Frisbee or foot-
ball. Or both.
Become active
Matthew Christ in a campus or-
letters@alligator.org ganization. Want
to know how to
make a humon-
gous university small? This is how.
Chances are, there exists an organization
on campus catering to even your most
obscure hobbies and interests.
Also, remember why you're here in
the first place and put academics first. In
times of self-doubt and even pity when
trying to finish that long research paper
or when sitting through that first day of
an advanced math class, just realize that
if you were smart enough to get into UF,
you're smart enough to graduate in four
years. Or five. Or six. Shoot for four and
you'll make your parents much happier.
Create your own freshman experi-
ence. Don't let others try to dictate what
you should or shouldn't do, and remem-
ber that at UF we're all on this ride to-
gether.
After all, doesn't the word sopho-
more just mean "wise fool" in Greek?
Google it yourself, Brainiac.
Matthew Christ is a political science
sophomore. His column appears weekly.






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Freshmen: Don't forget to have fun


The following is an open letter to all fresh-
men at UF.
So, you've survived high school and fi-
nally made it to college. Not just any college, but
UF. This is it. The Big Game. You're probably feel-
ing excited, more adultlike and ready to start liv-
ing your own life. Well, welcome to the Swamp.
After about a month, when the novelty finally
starts to wear off, you're going to start to sweat.
That'll be just enough time to get a good start on
the Freshman 15 and to watch about a third of
your chemistry class fail the first exam.
Questions about whether you need to change
your major arise, along with that first bout of
homesickness and that nagging doubt over
whether or not college is living up to your expec-
tations or if you're living up to your own.
That being said, there are things that you don't
hear enough when starting college. When I started
in 2006 the main source of advice was First Year
Florida which isn't saying much.
I think the best advice to get as a freshman
is also the most simple: Chill. With four years
ahead of you, there's going to be plenty of time to
change your major (more than likely you'll do it
- if you're lucky you'll only do it once!). You've
got plenty of time to turn into that awesome per-


S son you always knew you
were going to be once you
escaped your hometown.
Most of all, don't get ner-
vous. Everyone else sur-
vives it, and you will too.
There's some truth
Eric Chianese to what they tell you at
letters@alligatororg orientation. Getting in-
volved is a good idea. But
here's what orientation doesn't tell you: There
are a whole lot of clubs out there besides Student
Government and the Sociology Club. Try a really
revolutionary idea and do something you might
actually enjoy. Give capoeira a try. Jump out of
a plane with Falling Gators. Go back to elemen-
tary school every Friday, rain or shine, with those
four-square kids on Turlington Plaza.
Don't worry about padding your rdsum6 just
yet. You have all the time you could need. Kick
back. Relax. Realize that a "W" on your transcript
won't be the end of the world and have the fun
you came here to have. There's no better college
town than Gainesville. With this advice and a
copy of the Alligator, you'll be all set.
Eric Chianese is an English junior. His column
appears weekly.


And then, Jen said something
that would change the remainder
of my time at UF: "I've learned
that it's not worth doing anything
that doesn't make you happy in
the short or the long term."
That's one of the many things I
wish I had known as a freshman.
By the end of your four years of
college, you'll probably have too
many of those lightbulb moments
to count; moments where your all-
consuming problem is suddenly
solved, despite the solution being
so commonsense that it was prob-
ably an episode on Sesame Street.
My college experience hasn't
taught me everything, but I have
learned a few things along the way
that would have made it easier if
I had known them when I moved
into the dorms my first year here.
Just a few:
High school never ends. I'm
sorry to be the one to break this to
you. I know that for the past few
months you've been saying things
like, "I'm so excited to be done
with all this drama," and "Finally,
people will see beyond stereotypes
like geek, jock or bimbo."
Unfortunately, high school was
just training for the rest of your life
as far as drama and stereotypes go,
and college students are as good
at judging people as high school
kids were. Learn to anticipate the
gossip and judgment, and avoid it
accordingly.
Go to class. No, every class
is not necessarily worth your time.
But you won't know that until af-
ter the first test. Keep in mind, also:
Time spent in class is time you'll
probably make up for in study-
ing if you don't go. Sure, reruns
of "Scrubs" might seem more im-
portant than your rocks for jocks


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you're on full scholarship, they've
given 18 years of their lives to get
you to this point. They've earned
the right to hear about your life.
Plus, if they're anything like my
parents, the University Police De-
partment will probably be on red
alert if you haven't answered your
phone in a couple weeks.
Stop worrying. No one re-
ally cares if you look at a campus
map we can tell you're fresh-
men without it. Girls, you will
find some way to shave your legs
in the dorm showers. You have
four years to screw up your life.
Chances are you won't make every
mistake your first year. Just calm
down.
Do things that make you hap-
py. It seems so simple, but it took
me three years to really believe
and apply it. I've known people
who have gotten majors in areas
they really didn't enjoy because it
was what someone else wanted for
them: parents, high school teach-
ers or peers.
College is a time to find out
what you love, and you might
not know what that is right away.
Take classes in lots of different ar-
eas. You don't have to know what
you want to do for the rest of your
life at age 18.
And if you wake up one morn-
ing and realize the things that al-
ways made you happy suddenly
aren't anymore, talk to someone
about it. Depression is debilitating
in the fast-paced university world,
and it's easy to miss if it's happen-
ing to you.
Learn to like football.
'Nuff said.
Hilary Lehman is a journalism
senior and former managing editor/
print of the Alligator.


Column

For new students, some tips to help you from feeling dumb


Alas, you've made it. Your 'rents are
gone, you're already sick of Broward
Dining and you may or may not have
thrown up in your pillowcase last night. (R.I.P.
Fall 2006; I haven't eaten pad thai since.)
Welcome to UF. The Princeton Review was
wrong in naming UF as the second-most rag-
ing school in the U.S. You (and your liver) will
soon learn this.
But despite our penchant for parties, we
Gators know how to study. Or, at the least,
we can cram like hell. The following is a list of
rules to live by during your four (or five) years
studying at UF.
I know you're probably not 21, but that's
okay. Neither am I.
Rule 1: Keep a day planner.


This will prevent you from feeling like a
dumbass when you get to your Age of Dino-
saurs class and realize you have a quiz. Un-
less, of course, you are a dumbass, in which
case you shouldn't be at UF.
Rule 2: Don't sleep. Seriously.
Cramming from midnight until 5 a.m. for
tomorrow's exam? Well, you can't call it an all-
nighter if you're not up all night. Keep your
eyelids peeled back and grab a coffee at Deja
Brew (oh, wait ...), or God forbid you wake up
two hours after your 11:45 Law of Mass Com-
munication exam. Ignore your pillow, even if
it's talking to you, and remember this advice:
Sleep is for the weak (and the weekend).
Rule 3: Attend the exam review session.
It will likely be scheduled at an ungodly


hour. (8 a.m. on a
Friday? No me gus-
ta.) Regardless, you
should go. Or be like
me, and wake up in
fetal position at the
Kristin jornsen foot of your friend's
ristin BjAor nsen bed wearing a hot
editor@alligatororg pink N*SYNC shirt
that looked sooo cool
the night before, wondering why you drank
that Steel Reserve and what time you were
supposed to be at your review.
My B-plus in American History that semes-
ter would have been an A.
Rule 4: Go to class enough.
How much is enough, you may ask? Well,


do you know your professor's name? What
period your class is? No? Time to go.
Rule 5: Don't take too many online classes.
Initially, the pros of taking an online class
seem to outweigh the cons. You can watch
lectures in your underwear. You can watch
lectures in less than your underwear. You can
make your professor sound like a primordial
dwarf hopped up on helium. But then real-
ity sets in, and you have 12 hours to watch 24
hours worth of lectures.
If Tutoring Zone and a prayer can't save
you come Nov. 23 (the deadline to drop a class;
put that in your planner, too), remember you
can chill like Snoop and drop it like it's hot.
Kristin Bjornsen is a journalism senior and
Editor in Chief of the Alligator.


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Cultural attractions offer plenty to see, do in Gville


By PATRICK ANNESTY
Alligator Contributing Writer

As the largest city in Alachua
County and a major crossroad in
north central Florida, Gainesville is
an eclectic meeting point in the heart
of the state. The city offers a wealth
of cultural activities to experience.
UF's Cultural Plaza is on the
edge of campus at the intersection
of Southwest 34th Street and Hull
Road and includes a natural history
museum, an art museum and a per-
forming arts center.


The Florida Museum of Natural
History is largest natural history
museum in the Southeast with more
than 25 million specimens of wild-
life. It is the state's official natural
history museum and is located on
the Cultural Plaza.
Next door, the Samuel P. Ham
Museum of Art houses more than
7,000 works in permanent collec-
tions that include photography as
well as Asian, African, modem and
contemporary art.
The museum also hosts exhibits
from around the nation. Currently,


the "Rediscovering Slobodkina: A
Pioneer in American Abstraction"
display showcases the work of Es-
phyr Slobodkina, one of the first fe-
male American abstract artists.
Across the plaza from the Ham,
The Curtis M. Phillips Center for
the Performing Arts seats 1,700, and
has hosted a wide range of acts from
Broadway shows such as "Cats" and
"Riverdance" to artists Ray Charles
and Wynton Marsalis.
Gainesville native altemative-
rock band Sister Hazel will perform
Sept. 18.
Other high-profile shows sched-
uled for the Phillips Center this
school year include "Avenue Q" in
November and "Hairspray" in Feb-
ruary. "Cats" will return in January.
The center also contains the
180-seat Squitieri Studio Theatre,
formerly known as the Black Box
Theatre. This venue provides an in-
timate setting for new artists.
Outside the university, the city is
also home to a vibrant arts scene rich
in theater and music.
The Hippodrome State Theatre,
or "the Hipp," is located downtown
and puts on both Broadway and off-
Broadway shows. The next play to
debut will be "Up" by Bridget Car-
penter on Sept. 4.


The Hipp also houses an 80-seat
cinema that shows art house films.
The building occupied by the the-
ater formerly housed the Gainesville
U.S. Post Office and Courthouse and
is one of the few remaining historic
structures downtown. The building
is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places.
Gainesville is also home to sever-
al community theaters showcasing
professional and amateur perform-
ers alike.
The Gainesville Community
Playhouse, founded in 1927, is the


oldest community theater group
in the state of Florida. The group
performs at the Vam York Theater
at 4039 NW 16th Blvd. On Sept. 4,
the Playhouse will open its "Shake-
speare in Hollywood" performance,
which will run through Sept. 20.
The Acrosstown Repertory The-
atre, located in the Baird Center, 619
S Main St., welcomes participants
of all experience levels. The theater
also supports a young acting group,
the Student Ensemble Theatre.
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CULTURE, from page 10

The city's premier art exhibits are
housed in the Thomas Center, at 302
NE Sixth Ave., with two separate
galleries.
In the main gallery, the Ninth
Annual Regional Juried Exhibition
currently showcases 36 works from
artists, painters and photographers
from around the state. The building
in which the center is located is also
listed on the National Register of
Historic Places.
Both UF and Gainesville have
their own orchestra made up of
students and professionals, respec-


tively.
The university orchestra per-
forms in the The University Audito-
rium on campus, and auditions are
required for each chair.
The Gainesville Chamber Or-
chestra, a group of professional
musicians residing in the city, gives
both formal performances and free
outdoor shows each year.
The city hosts events throughout
the year on the Bo Diddley Com-
munity Plaza downtown at South-
east First Street and East University
Avenue. Every Friday from May to
October, the "Let's Go Downtown
'Free Friday' Series" brings local


acts to perform shows free and open
to the public. Shows begin at 8 p.m.
and last until 10 p.m.
Later in the fall, the downtown
area is closed off and transformed
into an outdoor fine arts festival,
which typically draws more than
100,000 guests and showcases the
work of more than 250 artists.
The Downtown Festival and Arts
Show, now in its 28th year, will be
Nov. 14 and 15.
The city also boasts a popular un-
derground music scene (check out
gainesvillebands.com). And if the
arts aren't your thing, there's still a
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Campus clubs offer volunteer, leadership experience


UF has more than 600 student groups


By MEGAN TAYLOR
Alligator Writer

No excuses, newbies with
more than 600 student organiza-
tions at UF, there's a place for
everyone to find a niche, make
friends and gather resume lines.
Between academic, athletic,
cultural, faith-based, political,
service and social clubs, there's a
place for everyone to find his or
her niche.
IDEAL is an organization that
connects members with fellow
students who are looking to get
involved and helps them find
out which organizations best fit
them.
IDEAL makes getting involved
easy and fun for students by pro-
moting different organizations,
helping organizations develop
and stay strong and serving as a
resource for The Gator Nation.
Cicerones is one of the most
renowned and prominent cam-
pus organizations in the country.
Its primary goal is to connect
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alumni, entertaining guests in the
President's Box in the Swamp,
giving campus tours to potential
students and various other an-
nual activities.
They are also responsible for
entertaining top prospective ath-
letes at games and in charge of
the Student Alumni Association
at UF.
UF's Campus Diplomats
serve as ambassadors to the Dean
of Students Office and serve the
university by accommodating
students based on their needs
and interests, realizing the im-
mense diversity on campus.
The organization hosts the
annual Welcome to the Sun-
shine State Reception, Freshman
Phone-A-Thon and Family Hous-
ing Carnival.
The organization also hosts a
Family Weekend for all UF stu-
dents, which gives them the op-
portunity to invite their families
to the campus and spend a week-
end with other families.
For UF's human rights advo-
cates, Amnesty International is a
branch of the national organiza-


tion dedicated to supporting the
global efforts to protect human
rights.
The organization writes peti-
tions and letters, holds educa-
tional forums and partakes in
protests for peace and other dem-
onstrations.
Student Government is the
largest student-run organization
on campus.
The opportunities within SG
Student consist of multiple
Life sections of govern-
ment including the
cabinet, the judicial
branch and the Senate, for those
interested in politics or law.
Hosting hundreds of events
each year, other branches are
committed to representing the
UF student body.
With departments in Women's
Affairs, Outreach, Multi-cultural
Affairs, Housing Affairs, Com-
munity Involvement and numer-
ous others, SG has a spot for ev-
eryone to get involved and serve
our campus.
For UF students who feel
they were born to lead, the Flor-


ida Leadership Academy offers
training for a future in the busi-
ness world.
Florida Leadership Academy
trains students to use their lead-
ership skills to their full potential
and become America's future top
business executives and company
CEOs.
The academy is business-ori-
ented and accepts only the top
freshmen from the Warrington
College of Business.
UF has several religion-based
organizations, and Campus Cru-
sade for Christ is one of the most
well-known and active groups on
campus.
The group holds weekly Bi-
ble studies and prayer meetings
along with special retreats and
discipleship opportunities.
Jewish Student Union hosts
events throughout the year to
promote social and cultural ac-
tivities, including Fall Welcome
Week, holiday parties for Hanuk-
kah, Passover and other Jewish
holidays and Israel Awareness
Week.
The Jewish Student Union
works very closely with other
Jewish organizations such as
Gators for Israel and UF Hillel.


Islam on Campus promotes
awareness of the Islamic religion
and engages students in infor-
mational conferences and work-
shops with other Muslim stu-
dents within the UF community
and across the world.
Islam on Campus has worked
very closely with the National
Muslim Student Association to
host seminars and forums for col-
lege students across the country.
College Democrats and Col-
lege Republicans are large stu-
dent-run organizations on cam-
pus based on political beliefs and
social action.
During the recent presidential
elections, members of both orga-
nizations were seen across cam-
pus and in the community cam-
paigning and attempting to gain
support for their candidates from
other students.
Members are also active in stu-
dent voter registration, tabling
and hosting political awareness
events that promote the causes of
their parties.
To find out more about any
UF organization or to get con-
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Alligator Staff Writer

If "you are what you eat" were
really true, thousands of freshmen
would turn into slices of pizza af-
ter a few weeks at UF.
Fortunately, the campus fea-
tures more than brick buildings
and a great football team.
Thanks to the 34 on-campus
places that serve food and drinks,
students can, with a little knowl-
edge, eat something different -
maybe delicious every day.
Whether you choose a meal
plan, declining balance or decide to
take the culinary plunge on your
own in those tiny dorm kitchens,
knowing your food options can
ease the college transition and help
you avoid the feared Freshman 15.
The first decision is whether to
choose a meal plan, which maps
out selected locations and meals,
or declining balance, which is like
a debit card that can be used any-
where on campus. Neither is man-
datory, but some students like the
options.
"I would recommend declining
balance," sophomore Eric Hop-
penworth said. "[The meal plans]
get old pretty fast."
However, freshmen can look
forward to two new meal plans
that allow more flexibility, said Jill
Rodriguez, the marketing manager
at Gator Dining Services.
The five- and seven-day Open-
Access Meal plans let students pick
whether they want a full meal or
just a snack at any dining hall. The
Fresh Food Company at Broward
Dining Hall now offers full-service
espresso coffee and ice cream bars,
she said.
"With your meal plan, you can
go into the dining hall and get a


cappuccino and go," Rodriguez
said. "We also added Orange &
Brew and Home Zone for meal
plan swipes."
Hoppenworth, who works at
Moe's on campus in the Racquet
Club, said campus food is almost
identical to food off campus, and
while he wouldn't drive to campus
just to eat, he always chooses to eat
on campus if he's already there.
Hoppenworth admits he fre-
quently eats at Moe's because of
his job but prefers to eat at the
Hub, which offers Chick-Fil-A,
Quizno's, Einstein Bros. Bagels
and Starbucks.
"The Hub is the best because
it's got a good variety, and it's not
too busy," he said. "It's way busier
to eat at the Reitz."
The Racquet Club, located
across from the academic advising
center and in front of the Racquet
Club gym, is usually quiet because
it offers just two restaurants and is
farther away from typical on-cam-
pus hot spots.
The Racquet Club's quieter at-
mosphere is coupled with restau-
rant-style dining, featuring Chili's
Too and Moe's Southwest Grill.
"We were the first college cam-
pus in the United States to wel-
come a Moe's," Rodriguez said.
A sign in the middle of the din-
ing facility touts that prices are
equivalent to and sometimes
cheaper than eating at the tra-
ditional counterparts, both located
on Archer Road. Popular Chili's
menu items like baby-back ribs,
grilled chicken sandwiches and
pitas are anywhere from 30 to 70
cents cheaper, saving not only on
menu items but also gas money
and the tipping associated with
dining in a restaurant.
"Our national brand locations


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
Broward Dining Hall offers students a variety of dishes, including Mediterranean, Latin and vegan food.


match the street prices you find off
campus," Rodriguez said.
However, Chili's Too offers a
very limited menu and won't sati-
ate customers looking for Chicken
Crispers or the Molten Chocolate
Cake.
Starbucks is a popular choice
for stressed out students looking
to fuel study-filled nights with a
grande mocha frappucino. The five
on-campus Starbucks located at
the Reitz Union, the Levin College
of Law, the Hub, Library West and
Shands guarantee students will
get their caffeine fix.
While the Hub may be conve-
nient, its Starbucks is more slug-
gish than than other locations be-
cause of its placement in the heart
of the campus the farther from
the concentration of classroom
buildings, the quicker the service.
For those looking for a meal in
a less hectic setting, the Camellia
Caf6 offers a peaceful view of the
Harn Museum of Art and soups,
salads, sandwiches, tapas and des-
serts guaranteed to please the taste
buds albeit at a cost slightly
higher than most on-campus food.
The Arredondo Caf6, located on
the fourth floor of the Reitz Union,
reopened during Summer A and
offers an upscale menu without
upscale prices and a panoramic
view of campus.
The Reitz
Union has
the widest
selection
of food
and is a
popu-


lar place for students living on
campus to eat dinner or grab a
meal between classes.
The Reitz also features Taco
Bell, Starbucks, Pollo Tropical,
Subway and Freshens. In addition,
students can enjoy Home Zone,
which features homestyle comfort
food, as well as the Noodle Bar and
The Orange & Brew, a campus cof-
fee shop.
On a beautiful fall day when the
weather has finally dipped below
90, enjoying Hare Krishna lunch
on the Plaza of the Americas is a
treat.
Krishna lunch, which is served
every day rain or shine, offers veg-
etarian and vegan Indian-inspired
dishes and includes dessert and a
drink, all for $4. It's arguably the
best deal on campus, both in taste
and price.
Vegetarian offerings helped UF
make PETA's Top 10 Best Vegetar-
ian-Friendly Colleges in the U.S.
for the past three years.
In addition to vegetarian, ani-
mal-friendly options, UF also fo-
cuses on sustainability through its
reusable containers.
"Our reusable to-go container
program allows us
to reduce the
178,000 S


disposable clamshells used on
campus each year," said Susie
Lewis, the sustainability coordi-
nator at Gator Dining Services. "It
reduces waste while engaging our
customers in a sustainable habit."
The program, which began in
the spring, has about 400 active
participants, Lewis said.
Students with a meal plan can
join the program for free and oth-
ers can join for a one-time $7 fee.
The boxes can be used at campus
dining facilities as well as Moe's
and Home Zone.
The express food centers like
those featured at Little Hall, Pugh
Hall and Beaty Market offer pre-
packaged samplings of sandwich-
es, sushi, bottled drinks and more.
For convenience, these places are
foolproof, but in terms of a bar-
gain, it's probably best to avoid
these places and stock up at the
grocery store instead.
On top of dorms, classes, books
and that whole independence
thing, it may seem hard to keep
track of all the food options on
campus. But knowing options be-
sides a late-night pizza delivery
(hint: call Five Star!) can keep you
satisfied for every meal of
Sthe day.


The Arredondo Cafe, located in the Reitz Union, offers a panoramic
view of campus from its fourth-floor location.


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff






MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15


UF graduates rank sixth in U.S. for potential salaries


* THE DATA COMPARES THE
PRINCETON REVIEW'S TOP
20 PARTY UNIVERSITIES FOR
2009.

By STEPHANIE LEVENTHAL
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF may be a top party school,
but it was ranked sixth in the
earning potential of graduates,
according to a new survey.
PayScale, a company that
collects employee salary data,
decided to find out if Princeton
Review's 2009 top 20 party uni-
versities prepare students for the
competitive job market, accord-
ing to its Web site.
The University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), No.
16 party university, was placed
first on the list. Loyola University
New Orleans, No. 20, was ranked
last.
According to the survey, the
starting median salary for a UF
graduate with a four-year degree
is $47,300 and the mid-career
median salary is $88,400. This is
lower than UIUC graduates who
have a starting median salary of
$53,900 and a mid-career median
salary of $99,700.
According to Al Lee, director
of quantitative analysis at Pay-
Scale, only paid, full-time em-


ployees with bachelor's degrees
were taken into consideration for
the survey.
The data set was made up of
more than 1.2 million users regis-
tered on the PayScale Web site.
The purpose was to offer a
sense of earning potential by
school during the worst econom-
ic climate in the past 80 years, he
said.

"It's an apples and or-
anges comparison and
assumes that you put
stock in the party-school
ranking."
Steve Orlando
UF spokesman


According to Lee, cost of liv-
ing was not considered because
university graduates do not al-
ways stay in the state where they
studied.
If the results were adjusted for
living expense in each state, UF
would rank significantly higher,
said Mark Rush, a UF professor
of economics.
UF graduates tend to work in
Florida, where living is cheaper
than in places like Santa Barbara,
Calif., he said.
Jose Lobo, an industrial and
systems engineer who just fin-


ished his master's degree at UF,
said it was senseless to relate the
party-school label to median sal-
aries earned.
Salaries are determined in
terms of type of job, experi-
ence, degrees earned and skills
required and not whether the
school is a public, private or par-
ty school, he said.
Jeff Young, a third-year fit-
ness and wellness major, said he
thinks party school graduates are
more likely to have outgoing per-
sonalities that benefit them in job
interviews.
"It's an apples and oranges
comparison and assumes that
you put stock in the party-school
ranking," UF spokesman Steve
Orlando said.
UF students are exception-
ally smart and the SAT and ACT
scores of the incoming freshman
support that, he said.
"If they like to have fun then
they like to have fun," he said.
"You can have the best of both
worlds."
The university wants its grad-
uates to make a good living, and
a high salary is not the only mea-
sure of success, Orlando said.
"We don't educate people to
be money-making machines," he
said. "We educate them so they
can contribute to society."


Rank School

1 UIUC


2 Tulane
3 UC Santa Barbara

4 Univ. of Colorado Boulder
5 Univ. of Texas Austin

6 Univ. of Florida
7 Penn State Univ.

8 Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
9 Arizona State Univ.

10 Randolph-Macon College
11 Indiana Univ., Bloomington

12 University of Georgia
13 University of Iowa

14 Univ. of Mississippi


West Virginia University

Florida State University
University of Tennessee


University of New Hampshire

Ohio Univ.

Loyola University New Orle


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Median Salary
$53,900

$47,800
$49,700

$47,100
$50,000

$47,300
$49,700
$40,800
$46,100

$42,100
$46,000

$43,900
$43,900

$41,800
$44,000

$41,800
$43,800
$45,100
$43,300

ans $38,400


Mid-Career
Median Salary
$99,700

$98,800
$98,400

$94,300
$91,300

$88,400
$84,600
$84,300
$82,800

$82,600
$82,600

$81,500
$80,800

$78,000
$76,400

$76,200
$75,000
$73,900
$72,400

$69,000


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16, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009


FEATURE

UF campus holds decades of legends, ghost stories


By MARK ENKERUD
Alligator Contributing Writer

While they're not exactly the
fantastic fairy tales of the Brothers
Grimm, UF has its own collection
of myths and legends passed on
from year to year.
UF law students can blame their
study woes on ghosts, since the Col-
lege of Law is built over the site of
an ancient Native American burial
ground. Rumor has it that ghosts
haunt this area, unable to rest since
their burial ground was defiled.
"Well, it is built on an Indian
burial ground, there is a big sign
out front that says that," said Steve
Orlando, UF spokesman. "I suspect
a lot of beleaguered, study-worn
law students would say that it is
very true."
Norman Hall, which is home to
the College of Education, is said to
be haunted by the ghost of a little
girl who died in the building in
the 1930s. According to university
archivist Carl Van Ness, Norman
Hall was the original site of P.K.
Yonge Developmental Research


School, a K-12 school.
The residence building Thomas
Hall is supposedly haunted by
the spirit of Steve, the old cafete-
ria cook. Before the hall was con-
verted to strictly housing, Thomas
Hall had a large cafeteria, which
was run by Steve. According to the
legend, Steve still walks the halls
banging his pots and pans together
and can be heard throughout the
building.
Van Ness said that there really
was an old cook in Thomas Hall
named Steve, and when he died,
the students wanted to keep his
memory alive through this legend.
"He was the cook for many
years, and after he died, many stu-
dents suggested that the sounds of
the clanging of the radiator pipes
was really Steve," Van Ness said.
Century Tower is another build-
ing on campus with a few legends
surrounding it. One legend is that
there was at one point a pit around
the tower that held live alligators.
According to Van Ness, this legend
is true. Between 1953 and 1970, UF
built an alligator pen around Cen-


tury Tower to hold their live mas-
cots. This is where the very first
Albert the Alligator came from.
UF eventually had to stop using
live alligator mascots because they
were being mistreated. The first
Albert was found beaten to death,
and Florida State University stu-
dents kidnapped his replacement,
Albert II, as a prank. UF went
through several alligators, and all
of them died or developed health
problems before the idea of a live
mascot was scrapped.
A second legend surrounding
Century Tower is about its bricks. It
is said that any time a virgin gradu-
ates from UF, a brick will fall from
the top of the tower. As anyone
can tell you now, Century Tower
still stands tall and sturdy.
"It's still standing and still in-
tact. That's all I'll say about that,"
said Orlando.
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fra-
ternity brothers are doing their
part to help keep Century Tower
standing tall for years to come. In
front of the SAE Fraternity house
is a lion statue, which is constantly


being painted different colors.
According to the legend, when-
ever an SAE Fraternity member
takes a girl's virginity, the lion will
be repainted the color of her pant-
ies.
"Some things are better left to
other people's imaginations," SAE
President Andrew Peluso said. "We
recently set fire to the lion about a
year and a half ago. We had years
and years and years of paint on the
lion and had to bum it all off."
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own legend, which
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supposedly wrote his song "Amer-
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Orlando said that no one has
committed suicide by jumping off
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AROUND GAINESVILLE

Local attractions offer escape from campus living


By SHELBY NEICHOY
Alligator Contributing Writer

Just because you live on campus
doesn't mean you're stuck there.
Just outside the city limits of
Gainesville are small towns and
parks that offer tubing, camping, art
and diverse menu items.
About 30 minutes north on U.S.
441, located in the town of High
Springs, Ginnie Springs offers a
getaway that is popular among UF
students and Alachua County resi-
dents.
For $19.26, visitors can gain ad-
mission, rent a tube and float down
the 72-degree water, exploring crys-
tal-clear springs and jumping off a
tree swing.
Kayaking, camping and scuba
diving are also available and prices
can be found on the Web site at
www.ginniespringsoutdoors.com.
Rose Meadows, general manager
of Ginnie Springs Outdoors, said
that college students are drawn to
the springs because of the wealth of
activities and laid back atmosphere.
"The best part of Ginnie Springs
is being able to have freedom,"
Meadows said. "You can just spend
your day out here doing your thing,
like canoeing, kayaking, scuba div-
ing, hiking trails, camping or vol-


leyball."
A long day on the river can bring
on an insatiable hunger and thirst.
The Great Outdoors Restaurant and
Spring House Tavern is convenient-
ly located on Main Street in High
Springs about 10 minutes away
from Ginnie Springs.
Voted Best New Restaurant by


Florida Monthly Magazine, The
Great Outdoors is more than just
food. On Friday and Saturday
nights, live music sets the mood for
alfresco dining on a Christmas light
lined patio.
Before transforming into a res-
taurant, the building was construct-
ed in 1895 as an opera house and still


holds the romantic atmosphere that
was created over a century ago.
Another nature escape located
south of Gainesville on SW 13th
Street is Paynes Prairie Preserve
State Park. Visitors can follow
the prehistoric footsteps of giant
ground-sloths, mastodons, mam-
moths and saber-toothed tigers.


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13th Street, the park is home to wild bison, horses and alligators.


These days, however, visitors are
more likely to run into bison, alliga-
tors and wild horses.
The park, which is open daily
from 8 a.m. until sundown, boasts
more then 270 species of birds and
holds about 21,000 acres of natural
land.
If it is a classic Florida adven-
ture that one craves, Marjorie Kin-
nan Rawlings Historic State Park in
Cross Creek offers a look inside the
1930s home and life of the Pulitzer
Prize-winning novelist.
"It mixes the outside and the
arts," Gainesville resident Cody
Hunter said. "You can tour her
house and grounds and learn about
her literary impact."
Located 30 miles Southeast of
Gainesville down a winding road,
travelers can take in the native North
Florida landscape and area wildlife.
The park offers a tour of the house,
farmyard, grove and a hike around
the property. It is open daily from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rawlings' novel's namesake, The
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road and serves up Southern cuisine
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Underage drinking laws to receive 'true test' in fall


By ASHLEY ROSS
Alligator Writer

Students can still party like they're at the
No. 1 or No. 2 party school in the na-
tion as long as they do it legally.
The Underage Prohibition in Alcohol
Beverage Establishments Act, which went
into effect April 1, prohibits bars and clubs
that receive a specific number of underage
drinking violations from admitting people
under the age of 21 after 9 p.m.
But according to data from the first three
months, no bar has exceeded the limit, said
Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa, who
promoted the act in its planning stages.
"We've been seeing a lot more enforce-
ment at the door," she said.
In the spring, the Gainesville Police De-
partment trained bar owners and bouncers
how to be stricter, she said.
Some bars ask for two forms of identifi-


cation, use scanners to validate IDs or use
black lights to confirm that IDs are not fake.
The methods of verification are up to each
bar owner.
But though early data shows bars have
been doing a good job, the true test will
come this fall, according to Mastrodicasa.
"Fall semester is always hard," she said.
"It's football season, let's start there."
Matt Goldberger, former external affairs
director for Student Government, spoke out
against the act last spring, predicting that it
would lead to more house parties with un-
regulated drinking.
He said the bar atmosphere creates a saf-
er environment than house parties because
it's ultimately harder for underage people to
drink at bars and that all of the bars are on
the Later Gator bus route.
Goldberger said it's good the act is work-
ing but is worth reviewing after fall.
Mastrodicasa doesn't predict any more


house parties than usual, she said, which
could've been the case had the city chosen
to make all bars only 21 and up, an option
avoided in the best interest "of students and
the city of Gainesville."
She said she's aware that people are still
going to party in Gainesville, but she said
what it comes down to is making an effort.
"I know there are people whose IDs look
just like another person, and you'll hear
from friends where it's easier to drink and
where it's not," she said.
GPD spokesman Keith Kameg said
it's important to remember that drink-
ing laws haven't changed, just the way
they are enforced.
"If you're getting into UF, you're
one of the smartest people and you
know the drinking laws," he said.
Establishments with occupan-
cies under 201 are penalized
after more than five underage


drinking violations in a 90-day period. Bars
with occupancies of more than 201 will be
penalized after more than 10 violations.
Officers won't patrol bars any more than
they have in the past, according to Kameg.
"Picking out underage drinkers in
Gainesville isn't the hardest thing to do,"
Kameg
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Student jobs hard to come by in current economy


By SHAY BRODERICK
Alligator Writer

Alyssa Watson had difficulty
finding a job in Gainesville this
summer, and she was not alone.
The 21-year-old marketing
senior at UF said she definitely
noticed the lack of employ-
ment available, even though
the number of students living
in Gainesville for the summer is
much lower than during the fall
and spring semesters.
Due in large part to the econ-
omy, many UF undergraduate
students are struggling to find
employment.
Watson said she thinks that
the lack of jobs is creating diffi-
culties for students who need to
pay for classes or rent during the
fall term.
"If I'm having this hard of a
time finding a job already, I'm re-
ally worried about what's going
to happen to me when I graduate


college," Watson said.
This fall, as more than 6,000
baby Gators begin their college
careers at UF, the hunt for jobs
will become even more competi-
tive.
Nadene Francis, assistant
director of public relations for
UF's Career Resource Center,
said she has noticed the increas-
ing amount of students who are
seeking employment advice from
her office.
Francis said the center has
come up with new and innova-
tive ways to accommodate the
students seeking assistance, in-
cluding an updated Web site
with tips on searching for a part-
time job.
"The potential for interesting
and rewarding part-time work
is there," she said. "It just takes
time to find it."
But as Watson enters her se-
nior year of college at UF this
fall, she finds herself still unem-


"I've applied at every res-
taurant and business I can
think of. Waiting for the
employers to call me back
is the worst part."
Alyssa Watson
UF senior

ployed.
"I've applied at every res-
taurant and business I can think
of," she said. "Waiting for the
employers to call me back is the
worst part."
As of June, the city of Gaines-
ville's unemployment rate was
10.3 percent.
This is slightly lower than
Florida's rate of 10.6 percent and
just over the national rate of 9.4
percent for the same month, ac-
cording to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics Web site.
On Aug. 26, the UF Career Re-


source Center and Student Finan-
cial Affairs will hold a Part-Time
Job Fair.
The fair will last from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on the J. Wayne Reitz
Student Union North Lawn. The
event will be free for UF students
and alumni.
University departments and
local employers will attend and
recruit students for part-time and
seasonal hiring needs.
Students are encouraged to
bring their resumes and fall class
schedules.
Francis said the number of
on-campus jobs is expected to de-
cline this fall, due to departments
hiring fewer student workers or
even none at all.
She said that at last year's job
fair, more than 1,000 students
were in attendance. This year,
she expects even more students
to attend.
"As long as the weather holds
up, we are expecting a good turn-


out," she said.
"Financial aid has been lim-
ited, so students are looking for
ways to not run dry."
Students who are fortunate
enough to have found a job in
Gainesville say they are not tak-
ing it for granted.
Anita Miller, a sophomore
accounting major, said she feels
lucky to work as a desk assistant
for the Center for Student Activi-
ties and Involvement at UF.
"I'm not planning on leaving
this job anytime soon," Miller
said.
"If I tried to look for another
job now, I probably wouldn't be
able to find one."
Miller said that despite the ir-
ritation some students may feel
during their job searches, she
thinks having a positive attitude
is still the best way to impress fu-
ture employers.
"A smile goes a long way,"
she said.


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What Baby Gators need to know to make the most of their first year


What's there to do in Alachua County?
Located about 45 minutes outside of Gainesville,
the springs are a natural resource with water coming
from the underground aquifer. The water stays 72
degrees all year long, offering a refreshing day trip.
Overnight camping is also available at most tubing
locations.
In Fort White, students can find a cheaper alterna-
tive to the above mentioned springs by tubing down
the Ichetucknee River. However, plastic bottles, cans,
glass and alcohol are not allowed.
Paynes Prairie State Preserve Park offers cycling,
walking, equestrian trails, camping, picnicking, wild-
life viewing and boat ramp access to Lake Wauburg.
The Devil's Millhopper is a geological state park
featuring a 120-feet deep, bowl-shaped cavity lead-
ing down to a miniature rain forest. The park is open
from Wednesday through Sunday and has been vis-
ited since the 1880s.
UF's Lake Wauburg offers students, faculty and
staff activities such as boating, swimming, volleyball,
a team development course and a climbing wall. All
you need for admission is a Gator 1 Card, which can
admit up to four.


Where can I study?
All nine libraries on campus offer
quiet sections for studying and many
house study rooms. The UF teaching
center, in Broward Hall, offers free tu-
toring in math, reading and writing.
Note services such as Smokin' Notes or
Einstein Notes offer exam study materi-
als, and Tutoring Zone holds review ses-
sions for many class exams.


How can I study abroad?
Students can chose from more than
800 programs that range from one week
to an entire year. According to Interna-
tional Center Study Abroad Director Su-
sanne Hill, students who are interested
in study abroad need to attend an infor-
mation session offered at the Interna-
tional Center located in the HUB.
From the information session, stu-
dents will meet with advisers to deter-
mine which country is best for them.


Where should I buy books?
Here's a bookstore breakdown:
Aside from the UF Bookstore,
the area around the campus is full of
other options for new and used text-
books, most of which are in walking
distance from the campus. Be sure
to check out The Florida Bookstore,
Gator Textbooks and Orange and
Blue Textbooks.


How does the football
ticket lottery work?
If you want to get season football
tickets you have to register for the
student season football ticket lottery
and pre-pay for your tickets. In April
students get an e-mail announcing
when the lottery opens. Students can
pay $70 for season tickets, and in June
they receive an e-mail notifying them
of the decision. Those who didn't get
tickets will receive a refund.


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By IVAN VARGAS
Alligator Contributing Writer
No matter your vice, it's not hard to find
your fix in Gainesville. From beer to boobs,
the city is home to plenty of stores that will
entertain your wild side.
Getting it on for more than 20 years,
French Addiction is an adult toy store and
lingerie shop that sells costumes, movies and
sex toys for both men and women.
Although some might have reservations
about entering the pink building at 819 W.
University Ave., employee Nichole Crosby
said there's no need to be shy.
"We make it a point to make the atmo-
sphere comfortable,"Crosby said. "I mean
screw it, everyone deserves to feel good."
Along with apparel and other goodies,
French Addiction also offers talent schedul-
ing for bachelorette parties and pole-dancing
lessons that take place in the store. It's $25
for an introductory class and $15 for each ad-
ditional class, Crosby said.
"It's great exercise," she said.
Not too far from the naughty adult para-
dise is a place where people can buy some-
thing for their bodies that is a little more
permanent.
Anthem Tattoo Parlor has been in busi-
ness for three years and is owned and op-
erated by longtime friends Rob Barnes, 35,
Dave Kotinsley, 33, and Mike Mehaffey, 32.
The owners, forearms coated with art,
said they make a conscious effort to keep the
mood laid back and friendly.
Although the artists tattoo in all shapes,
sizes and colors, clients won't see "flash-
racks" in the parlor.
Flash-racks, Mehaffey explained, are stock
collections of art that are created beforehand
and ready to go the tattoo equivalent to
fast food.


"We draw up everything for every client,"
Mehaffey said, adding that the store primar-
ily caters to serious collectors.
The partners have all had lifelong love af-
fairs with the art of tattooing.
On the store Web site, anthemtattoo.com,
Barnes recalls his grandfather's tattoo from
World War II and Kotinsley reminisces about
learning to tattoo using sewing needles.
While there are four full-time artists, a


fifth spot is left vacant for traveling guest art-
ists to fill.
For those who prefer art on the wall, Mod-
em Age Tobacco and Gift Shop at 1122 W.
University Ave. might be more appealing.
Lining the inside of the shop are vintage
Alberto Vargas pinups. The store also boasts
about 500 varieties of fine cigars along with
rows of blown-glass pipes and ornamented
hookahs.


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Gator Beverage, left, is one store where students go to grab alcoholic beverages like
Pabst Blue Ribbon. French Addiction, right, sells lingerie, adult toys and videos.


Patrick Patton, 27, heads the shop, which
began as a family business founded by his
father.
"This place is one of a kind," Patton said.
"What other smoke shop can you buy an
original Vargas pinup at?"
For Modern Age employees, smoking is
more than just a business or hobby.
"It's like a tradition," said 25-year-old
employee Jonathan Watkins "It's nice to sit
down with friends and family and have a
smoke."
Although they say they are extremely
passionate about smoking, Patton and his
coworkers will tell you that is not the only
thing they offer.
In a separate room at the back of the shop,
those interested can browse adult film titles
as well.
"You don't have to be a smoker to come
in here," Patton said "We get students, doc-
tors, lawyers. We get everybody."
If smoking isn't your vice of choice, a dif-
ferent one is just a few steps away.
Located directly next door at 1126 W.
University Ave., Gator Beverage has one of
the largest selections of beer in town.
About 300 varieties, ranging from craft-
brewed imports to obscure domestics, are
available.
The store is family owned and operated,
something that employee Mike Collins, 33,
said he appreciates.
"You're not just some asshole working
for some asshole," he said. "They're cool
people."
Although the store's diverse beer selec-
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Alternative sports offer fun, novel fitness opportunities


ALEX ORLANDO
avenue writer

Whether it's at night, on the weekend,
between classes or just a lazy afternoon,
Gainesville has plenty to offer without having
to stray into the ordinary. From scaling walls
to blazing trails, here are a few ways to break a
sweat without having to hit the treadmill.

Mountain biking
Discover the beauty of your hometown as
you shoot down trails you may have never seen
before. With more than 20 cyclists on most
rides, it's a great way to get to know fellow rid-
ers and work those thighs. Make sure you bring
your helmet, a water bottle and a can-do attid-
tude. Groups ride out from Mr. Goodbike, 421
NW 13th St., Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Rock Climbing
For a fierce mental and physical workout,
scale the walls of the Gainesville Rock Gym,


704 S Main St.
The gym offers more than 85,000 square
feet of wall to challenge you. With various lev-
els of difficulty, you're sure to find your niche.
Not claustraphobic? Try climbing the cave and
tunnel system. You'll feel like you're miles away
from flat-terrained Florida.
"It's an awesome upper body workout," said
Rock Gym employee Christopher Harabaglia.

Roller Derby
Gainesville Roller Rebels, a women's roller
derby league, is far from your typical day at the
skating rink. With bumps and spills all along
the track, it's amusing for both skaters and
spectators. If you can handle rough play, this
sport will give you a great leg workout and help
you let out your aggressions.
"It's not soccer, it's not softball, it's differ-
ent. There's a huge sisterhood aspect," said
league founder Catherine "Ms. Rebel" See-
mann. The Gainesville Roller Rebels will hold
its next recruiting event Oct. 21 from 8 to 10


p.m., at Skate Station Funworks, 1311 NW
76th Blvd.

Bike Polo
Bike polo is like soccer, but on bikes. Fine
tune your balance and stamina skills while
gaining friends and maybe a few grass stains.
Find out about future matches at Bikepolo.
blogspot.com
"It's just a good sport you can get together
with your friends and do," said bike polo player
Duncan Neiderlitz.

Japanese sword lessons
laido, the art of apanese sword lessons and
traditional exercises, provides insight into his-
toric Japanese culture and the samurai code.
Although not as physically demanding as more
high-intensity forms of martial arts, you should
still be prepared for a good strength-training
session. Classes are held in Gainesville at the
Unified Training Center, 809 W University
Ave., Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m,


and cost $10 a session.

Capture the flag
Channel your inner child by revisiting this
playground favorite. In Gainesville, a group
meets Tuesdays at midnight to play. Follow the
group on Facebook search for "Gainesville
Capture the Flag." The events offer an oppo-
runity for meeting new friends and good, clean
horsing around fun. All the running is sure to
provide a good cardio workout.

Pole dancing
Pole dancing lessons are a great way for
women to explore their sexual side. It's a de-
cent workout, and your boyfriend will defi-
nitely be interested to see what you learned in
class. Classes are held most days of the week at
French Addiction, 819 W University Ave. The
classes cost $60 for a four-week package.
"It creates a self discovery that women re-
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34th Street mural serves as local landmark, memorial


SISTINE GURREY
avenue writer

One day, the wall reads, "Two geese
cannot achieve happiness alone." It
wishes Manda Kate a happy 16th birth-
day. It thanks a wife for her hard work.
The next day, it might resurrect Bob
Marley, welcome back a friend or say
nothing at all.
In a place where time is represented
by the thickness of the paint on the
wall, the 34th Street mural freezes in
time a moment in students' lives.
For years, the wall has been a place
for self-expression by UF, and Santa Fe
College students, and Gainesville resi-
dents; however, if you're new in town,
you might not yet know about this
timeless post.
"A lot of freshmen don't know
about a lot of things," said John Parady,
a freshman studying finance and po-
litical science. "I think the wall is one
of those hidden traditions at UF that
people come to know with time."
The wall is not just a tradition. It is
a memorial to the living and the dead


with each layer of latex paint. But, time
stands still at the middle.
Almost two decades after the mur-
der of five students at UF and SFCC,
the mural that served as a shrine to the
victims on 34th Street still remains.
However, the meaning behind the lay-
ers of paint is fading as a younger gen-
eration moves in town.
"It's a college town," said Erich
Usery, a Gainesville native and UF stu-
dent. "The population is always chang-
ing and growing. The wall has faded
from importance and from people's
minds."
Usery can remember the memorial
ever since he moved in to the apart-
ments across the street from the wall
at the age of three. However, he always
found it difficult to identify with it.
"I see it, and I respect it for what it
is," he said. "That is as far as it goes for
me. I wasn't born when it happened."
The wall was built in 1979 when
the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation expanded the street from two
lanes to four. However, the department
didn't realize it created an icon for the


city, where locals, students and artists
would express themselves with colors
and words on any of the 45 panels, each
about 20 feet long.
The panel at the crest of the arching
wall takes you back in time. It has not
changed in almost 19 years.
On Sept. 3, 1990, two men with
a plan and $11.25 used their grocery
money to buy paintbrushes, rollers and
the cheapest paint
they could find.
They forced
their Honda Spree
up a hill on 34th
Street until they
reached the crest of
a 1,120-foot-long wall that borders the
Mark Bostick Golf Course. That night,
they painted a message on the concrete
wall dedicated to the memory of the
five students who were murdered by
Danny Rolling in August 1990. It read,
"We Remember" in bold, white letters
on a black background, followed by the
names of the victims: Sonja Larson,
Christina Powell, Christa Leigh Hoyt,
Tracy Paules and Manuel Taboada.The


following day, Paul Chase and Adam
Tritt's discount mural became a shrine
to the students.
"We figured we'd give the city a
central memorial," said Tritt, who owns
a medical practice in Palm Bay.
Weeks and months passed. Birth-
day wishes, marriage proposals, political
comments and art were painted on the
wall and then quickly covered by some-
thing else, but the memorial stayed,
occasionally being touched up by "the
keepers of the wall," unknown artists
who kept the wall intact.
"It wasn't supposed to last this
long," Tritt said. "It wasn't even sup-
posed to last a week."
For the next 10 years, Sadie Dar-
nell, then public information officer for
the Gainesville Police Department and
now Alachua County Sheriff, would
touch up the wall whenever someone
painted over it, but sometimes it would
be done by the time she got there, ac-
cording to published records.
Today, the "keepers of the wall" are
less mysterious.
The Interfraternity Council at UF


took on the responsibility to maintain
the wall after Darnell announced she
wouldn't maintain the wall anymore.
"We want to keep the memory of
these students alive," said Zach Apple-
man, the service director for the Inter-
fraternity Council.
Appleman and service volunteers
from the fraternities and sororities
touch up the wall whenever someone
reports it has been vandalized. They re-
paint the memorial twice a year.
People tend to know by now not to
paint over the red framed part of the
wall. But, it still happens from time to
time.
"It frustrates me to see people paint
over it," Usery said. "I understand why
they would. They don't really know
about it."
The Interfraternity Council plans to
put a plaque on the wall with the names
of the victims this fall. Maybe then,
people won't forget.
"We are not going to set up this me-
morial for it to be forgotten," he said.
"We want to make it more significant
to the Gainesville community."


Don't ruin college for yourself, silence your cell phone


ERIK VOSS
avenue writer


When I was in high school, I was convinced I
had the nosiest, most intrusive parents.
"For the last time, I'm not going to any college!"
I used to shout at them. "My 600-pound lover and I
are eloping in Vegas after I graduate."
I was so blind. Upon arriving at college, I was
shocked to discover that many students' parents call
or text-message them more than five times daily.
I was always under the impression parents
bought their teenagers cell phones as a ceremonial
gesture, marking the passage into adulthood. Their


generation received the keys to old, dying Volkswa-
gens; ours receives iPhones and rollover minutes.
Little did I know that some parents use cell
phones like leashes, extending their jurisdiction
from cul-de-sac to campus.
"Hold on, my mom's calling," my friend will say,
digging through her purse. My epic tale of a juicy
Facebook chat conversation from the night before
is put on hold until Ft. Lauderdale's most outspoken
PTA treasurer is convinced her angel is safe.
"Sorry, I was in the bathroom when you called
earlier," she'd say. "No, I'm not bulimic."
I once proposed that her mother leave a voice-
mail.


"If I don't pick up,
she'll think I'm dead,"
my friend told me. "My
mom has called the cops
before."
The cops! My parents
wouldn't even call the au-
thorities if they watched a
Erik VOSS video of me tied up in cave
Columnist in Afghanistan, masked
insurgents prodding me
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I pity my teet-whipped friends. They enjoy as
much privacy as endangered pandas, or registered
sex offenders. They can't skip a class, buy a movie
ticket, or commit a thought-crime without the folks
knowing about it. Let's put an end to this.
Your cell phone is not a baby monitor. Let the
call go to voicemail, and start the moment they call
after dropping you off at your dorm.
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Local bands impress at shows, makes waves nationally

SISTINE GURREY If you want to see a good indie and a fourth one is set for release Sept. Magazine. The Onion describes styled spacey experimentation, an
avenue writer band, Morningbell is it. They've al- 4. They've been recognized by MTV, them perfectly: "The Pink Floyd-ish swiftly moving country-tinged fooi
ready come out with three albums, The Washington Post and Blender harmonic dreaminess, Carribean- tappers make for a record that's fin
There must be something in the as an eclectic indie-rock mishmash


water.
The town that inspired the begin-
nings of Tom Petty and the Heart-
breakers, Less Than Jake and Bernie
Leadon of The Eagles continues to
produce bands of every genre, mak-
ing Gainesville a hotbed for musical
talent.
Here are a few bands that have
made a name for themselves and are
worth checking out while they are still
in town.

The Shoddy Beatles
Genre: Beatles cover band
This band has a knack for accuracy
when it comes to playing some of the
greatest songs of the century. They
play every Beatles song exactly note-
for-note as the Fab Four did back in
the day. Vocally, they sound the same
too. If you were to close your eyes at
their concert, you'd think you were
really at a Beatles concert. They are
definitely a group worth seeing, even
though they don't play that often.

Morningbell
Genre: Indie Psychedelic Rock


From left: James Patrick, Mike Gray, Tyler Cole and Zane Beseksky of Dear Dakota, a popular, local pop/rock band. Dear Dakota
will play at 1982 Bar on Aug. 25.


The Duppies
Genre: Ska and Reggae
Catch these guys before they go
on tour. The seven-piece ensemble of
bass, saxophone, drums, trumpet and
guitar sums up part of Gainesville's
culture. These guys consider them-
selves to be Gainesville's finest ska,
rocksteady, reggae machine, according
to their MySpace page. Their instru-
ments and smooth vocals can be heard
Aug 29 at Common Grounds.

Dear Dakota
Genre: Rock
If you like Anberlin, Saoasin and
Fall Out Boy, you'll like Dear Dakota.
They are on the verge of making it big.
They've got gigs all around the state
and have opened shows for national
bands like Motion City Soundtrack,
Mayday Parade, My American Heart
and Mae. Just imagine what their
shows are like when they come back to
their hometown, Gainesville.
There is a ton of other bands to see
while in Gainesville, so keep an eye
out for concerts at local venues.


Cope with first-year stress


ALISHA KINMAN
avenue writer

Dear Alisha,
This summer has been incredibly busy.
Aside from packing for college, working over-
time at my job, and volunteering at a sum-
mer camp I am in desperate need for a break
before my freshman year! What would you
suggest as a way to relax and take time for
myself?
Signed,
Miss
Overachiever.

Dear Miss Overachiever,
These days, it is hard to not look like a
walking, baggy-eyed zombie. But sometimes
you just do not want to stop going!.Therefore,
I have mapped out some ideas on how to de-
tox yourself from stress. Prepare to sell those
textbooks and take a breath.
Treat your body. Sometimes exercise can
be the biggest stress reliever. Choosing to
take a cardio class instead of usual working
out will help you focus on the routine and
less on your personal thoughts. Following the
beats of the music will give you peace of mind
and a healthy body.
Feeling more adventurous? If money is not
an issue then travel out of town. Airfare, ho-
tels and tourist attractions are desperate for
money, which means costs have been suffi-
ciently lowered.
Remember, these activities do not have to
be done alone. Sometimes, the best source of
fun can be found with friends and family
Overachiever, let's save the endless source
of energy for the energizer bunny and get the
hours of relaxation you deserve.


Dear Alisha,
This year, I'm a freshman and have a pas-
sion to study art as my major. However, my
parents want me to stick with a science and
focus on a pre-med track. I want to enjoy
whatever career I choose and I know that
medicine is not for me. But, my parents are
paying for my full out-of-state tuition and
would feel extremely hurt if I told them I
didn't want to study medicine. Help!
Signed,
What2Do

Dear What2Do,
Although you may have a passion for art,
you have four years to make up your mind. At
least for the next two years stay open-minded
to all career options. Telling your parents you
will not study science whatso-
What ever is irrational to say if you
Shave never taken a college-
level science class before.
However, if your parents are not open-mind-
ed then this can be a problem too.
Approach your parents with the attitude
that you respect their opinions, but that you
feel you should keep your options open to ex-
plore all studies before picking a specific field.
At some point, both you and your parents will
have to become open minded on your college
experience.
Remember, in the end, you will be the one
who has to live with the career you choose.
You never know if you will take an obscure
class that will lead you in a different direc-
tion, including science. Enjoy your freshman
year and explore all different fields before you
officially make up your mind.


Live it up, stay on budget


MEAGAN MCGONE
avenue writer
College has a way of dwindling your bank
account faster than you can chug a lukewarm
can of Natty Light.
After tuition, books, rent and bar tabs
deduct themselves from your free student
checking account, it is only a matter of time
before you're contemplating selling your plas-
ma and living off Easy Mac.
Before you do, take a look at some of the
tricks that allow even the stingiest of college
students to eat great, dress trendy and have
fun without breaking the bank.
There is no frugal living without first own-
ing the cheapskate's bible the Gator Green-
back. The one time you should not steer clear
of people handing out fliers in Turlington is
when these are distributed. Gator Green-
backs are free books full of coupons for places
all over Gainesville ranging from car repair
shops to ice cream stores. They really come
in handy.
If your parents pay your phone bill, try
signing up for Mobile Campus. You'll get text
message updates regarding cheap rent, free
food and discounted clothing.
For other food deals, try Mother's Pub on
University. As long as you are over 18, you
can enjoy 35 cent chicken wings on Mon-
days after 7 p.m. and $2 burgers with fries on
Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m.
If you like Chinese food, China Star of-
fers an entire dish (including pork fried rice
and a can of soda) for $5.45.
If you haven't met Craig and his list of
free classified ads yet, now is the time for in-
troductions. Craigslist.org has linked people
with roommates, jobs and even tickets to
Gator games, but the most valuable use for
students could be getting books through the
site. Amazon.com and Facebook Market-


place are also smart ways to find cheaper
books than you would at the bookstore.
As a college student, you will learn that
being trendy doesn't have anything to do
with being pricey. At places like Plato's
Closet, Fashion Exchange, Flashback's and
Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique you can
find great name- brand clothing for a quarter
of the price you would normally pay. Think
French Connection dresses for $15 dollars
and Quicksilver tees for $5. These stores will
also pay you for your gently used clothing and
accessories, so your old clothes can pay for
new ones.
Now that you've figured out how to buy
the basics, let's have a little fun. The Florida
SMuseum of Natural His-
tory offers a "Museum
Nights" special for stu-
dents on select Thursday
nights, allowing you free
admission to participate
in demonstrations and
hands-on activities at the museum.
If you're more of a homebody, Blockbust-
er offers a great deal called "Wacky Wednes-
days" at all its Gainesville locations. Rent
any three movies, including new releases and
Blu-ray, for $5.55 on Wednesdays only. This
is definitely a deal for stay-at-home savers.

For social butterflies, fraternity barbeques
and concerts at Flavet Field are money-
saving gems. They are fun, great for meeting
people, and best of all, free.
If you find yourself bored, hungry and
considering dipping into your rent money to
go out on Saturday night, try cutting corners
instead.
After all, the best things in life are (al-
most) free.


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MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009 ALLIGATOR, 27


Practice sensibility when engaging in collegiate romps


BRANDT WILLIAMS
avenue writer


Freshman year. You are en route to the
fourth floor of your dorm and notice an at-
tractive neighbor. Any homesickness unex-
pectedly fades. You realize that your room-
mate has been MIA for the past few hours
and your twin-sized bed is in dire need of
christening.
But hold on don't be so easy.
Of all the courses you will take in college,
this is about to be the most honest. Wel-
come to your freshman crash-course on col-
lege sex.
I have a lotto impart and since word count
is restricted, let's dive in with the first rule
you need to know: College is every bit the
exceedingly debauched sex romp you expect,
so enjoy it.
It's in your best interest to stay single, at
least during freshman year. And that long-
distance relationship you're in? It has the
shelf life of a condom left out in the August
heat.
Now guys, it's a fact that girls will be able


to pull more ass than you.
Don't blame the messenger; blame the
frat parties or girls-drink-free Wednesday
nights at Xs. However, pulling ass will be
made easier if you invest in your personal
appearance.
And this includes trimming the hair down
there after all, Busch Gardens is in Tampa.
Let's keep it that way.
Another complaint I've often heard from
women is that men don't know how to use
their hands or mouth.
This is college, if you need to, take a (sex)
course to learn the finer aspects of female
anatomy.
And since this is college, remember you
are privileged to a staggering lack of privacy
and your roommate won't appreciate any ear
piercing mating calls.
Luckily, there are plenty of other loca-
tions to play out mischievous antics don't
overlook the 50-yard line at the stadium or
dorm showers.
Ladies, one place where you should avoid
getting intimate is a fraternity house.
Fraternities are synonymous with "walk of


shame," and men are
surprisingly capable of
gossip.
So are nightlife pro-
moters sure they're
able to slip you into
clubs with your fake
Brandt ID, but that's not the
Williams only thing they want to
Columnist slip in.
Worse are upper-
classmen who deceiv-
ingly whisper, "Wow, you're so mature, I can't
believe you're only 18..."
In truth, Carrie Bradshaw knew best when
she began having sex like a man.
Unfortunately, many freshman girls don't
understand this concept or realize the ma-
jority of college men aren't looking for a re-
lationship. Though you may sense the hint
of an emotional connection, men tend to
view that as a footnote to sex so don't be
surprised if they're not calling back after you
give it up.
Also, watch your drink, especially during
undisciplined nights of tequila-infused body


shots.
In four years, I've had more than eight
friends who had something slipped in their
drinks and it didn't always end well (this in-
cludes you too, guys).
And should you pick up a cute colleague
at the bar?
Congratulations, use a condom.
As I understand it while not every razor
burn bump is an STD and a delayed period
doesn't necessarily mean you're the next Oc-
tomom gonorrhea is still a college experi-
ence you don't want, and HIV is not solely "a
gay disease."
STD concerns aside, sex is a healthy and
integral part of your personal identity. And
there is no better time to explore that iden-
tity than these four years.
Whether you're singling and mingling, co-
zying up to the idea of a monogamous rela-
tionship, letting your unabashed bi-curiosity
come out, or grade inflating by seducing an
attractive professor (which is harder than
you would think), the university is your oyster
and you've got more than enough things to
see and people to do.


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Welcome to college! You will probably be here for at least
the next four years, on your own, without anyone to cook
for you. Eating out can be expensive, and the meal plans will
eventually become unexciting and monotonous. There is al-
ways the option to cook your own delicious food. This quick
and easy to make recipe costs only about $10 for four to five
servings and will hit the spot!

Chipotle chicken tacos with citrus sour cream

Ingredients: (Serves four to five people and all ingredients
can be found at the supermarket)

1 pack of corn tortillas
1 can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 package of shredded Monterey jack cheese
1 head of romaine lettuce, shredded
1/2 onion, julienned (cut into strips)
1 tomato, diced
1 package of chicken tenders or breasts (cut into strips)
1 cup sour cream
1 lime, juiced


This recipe consists of three parts; the tortilla, the filling
and an awesome sauce to top your tacos off.

Begin by sauteing the chicken strips, 2 tbsp chopped
chipotle peppers, 1/2 julienned onion in a skillet on medium-
high heat.

Prepare the citrus sour cream: Take 1 cup of sour cream
and add the lime juice. Mix well. This will balance out the
heat from the chipotle sauce on the chicken.

Warm or toast the corn tortillas in the oven, toaster
oven, or in a dry saute pan until they are slightly brown.

Once all the fillings are ready, start adding them to the
corn tortilla in this order to allow for the best blending of
textures and flavors: shredded Monterey jack cheese, sauteed
chipotle chicken and onions, shredded lettuce, diced toma-
toes, and top it all off with the citrus sour cream.

The spicy chipotle chicken and onions will be balanced
out by the fresh cool tomatoes and zesty citrus sour cream,
shredded cheese, and crisp lettuce. These mouthwatering ta-
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hungry.
After a late night of studying when
you're in the mood for dessert, instead
of a getting a tub of processed ice cream,
dip into Karma Cream at 1025 W Uni-
versity Ave., where you can grab some
vegan ice cream.
Everything at Karma Cream is 100
percent natural, organic and free trade.
It only offers desserts and coffee, but
you can also grab an organic beer. Best
of all, it's open until 2 a.m. Friday and
Saturday nights.
All of these alternative locales are
locally owned, not huge corporations,
and this comes through in the quality of
its food and service.
None of these places are too expen-
sive, and once you try organic, fresh
made food, you can completely forget
about fast food, and the freshman 15
will forget about you.


College and fast food usually go
S hand-in-hand, and UF's campus is
no different than most other colleges.
S But outside the campus boundaries,
Gainesville offers numerous options for
eating out that are healthy, delicious
and affordable.
Breakfast isn't always the easiest
meal to eat healthy. But if you shoot
over to Harvest Thyme at 2 W Univer-
sity Ave., you will be immediately taken
over by the smell of fresh bread cooking
in the morning. Have a cup of their or-
ganic coffee, choose from their vegetar-
ian menu, or get a fresh smoothie for
the road.
Now for lunch you could just go get
some greasy, reheated calorie monster
from a fast-food place, or you could
switch it up and grab an organic, veg-
etarian lunch from Book Lover's Cafe at
505 NW 13th St. The cafe offers a great
place to get away from campus and read


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30, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009


Learn the ropes to campus style


REBEKAH GEIER
avenue writer

It is not often that college and
fashion are associated with one an-
other. But there will be situations
that require some stylish threads.
I'm not going to slap you a list of
what not to wear that's for you to
soon figure out. But what I can do is
give you a heads up on how to deal
with some unpredictable situations
you will encounter on campus so
that you can be prepared for what-
ever comes your way.

Win Over the Weather

Even if you religiously check the
weather app on your iPhone, you'll
still never know what Gainesville's
weather pattern is going to bring.
Combine that with the reality that
you are going to be walking from
the sweltering heat into an overly
air-conditioned classroom, and you
will have to dress accordingly. I sug-
gest wearing layers, like tank tops
and thin cardigans things you
can either peel off or pile on. Wrap
a summer scarf around your neck
while commuting, and then drape it
around your shoulders as a shawl to
keep warm in class.


Free Tees

Local businesses cater to the fact
that college students love free any-
thing. You will soon notice a trend
on campus of shirts advertising ev-
erything from apartment complexes
to organizations. Some of them are
so common and eye-catching you'll
start to wonder how you missed out.
You just have to know where they
are! You can join Student Alumni
Association for $20
Fashion and you will reap the
h benefit of free BEAT
T-shirts for all home
football games. Also, be aware of
the tables set up in the Reitz Union
Colonnade. There, dozens of realtors
and clubs set up displays to attract fu-
ture residents or members. So all the
students wearing the Estates T-shirt
that reads "I Know You Want This"
- none of those kids live there.

Sleep Pretty

You may be used to sleeping in
either worn in T-shirts or nothing at
all. But living in a town where most
of your friends are within a five-mile
radius, you're going to have to start
caring about how you look at all


hours of the day, and that includes 4
a.m. You never know who is going to
come knocking on your door after a
late night, or when your dreams will
be disturbed by an unexpected fire
drill.

Rules With the Roomies

You and your roommates are go-
ing to be sharing a lot of things, but
clothing does not have to be one of
them. It may sound like a good idea
to extend your closet to their side of
the room, but unless you are both on
the same page about borrowing, it's a
recipe for drama. When it comes to
sharing clothing, karma doesn't nec-
essarily apply.
You can deal with this one of two
ways. Either lay down the rules, or
learn to let go. Lending out my favor-
ite dress shirt may have tugged on my
heart strings for a split second, but
the unease went away and that shirt
was always back on my hanger within
a day. And for those few times when
my borrowed silk dress drank some
beer, or my white sandals swept the
floor of a fraternity house, I realized
it was much easier to laugh about.
And I cannot lie, it doesn't hurt
knowing that it's my dress she's wear-
ing in her new Facebook picture.


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Gainesville food joints offer diversity, familiarity for all


JON SILMAN
avenue writer
You are new to Gainesville and perplexed by
the throngs of drunk college hooligans swaying
by your doorstep at 2 a.m. Or, you are back from
your forced exile from home-cooked meals and
motherly laundry service, and all of a sudden are
forced to fend for yourself once again.
Somehow, you met someone who can stand
to be around you for more than a class period
at a time, and you'd like to show him or her a
good time. Alas, the options are many and your
knowledge is limited. Where to take that special
someone? Someplace that will impress them but
also say something about the type of person you
are. Somewhere that speaks to you. Do notfret -
like a good neighbor, The Avenue is here to help.

If you are: A hipster
Go to: The Top
This goes without saying. You love the owl
motif and your bearded server who wears tighter
pants than your sister. You love the eclectic (I
hope that word doesn't come up again) food se-
lection the tofu triangles, the sweet potato fries
and the black bean burgers. After your meal you
can mosey over to the bar that has a DJ booth
on the end of it and then take pictures in the
photo booth, which you will immediately post on
Facebook because you're so original. At the end
of the night, you'll jump on your fixed-gear bike
and go home, and you won't make a move on
your date under the guise of "being respectful."


It's another night of you and The Smiths, sad.

If you are: An aging hipster
Go to: Satchel's
Satchel's is heaven to you. It's like the hippy
commune you always wanted to be a part of but
never could because you secretly like bathing.
Where else in Gainesville can you eat in a van?
No really, one of their tables is in a van. No credit
cards here friend. The tips are pooled and all the
aging hipster waitresses wait on everybody, com-
mune style. You also will never gettwo plates with
the same design at one table, and that speaks
to your hard-won individuality. After your meal
get some chocolate cake. Then you go next door
to Lightnin Salvage, a store full of useless knick-
knacks sureto entertain you for at least eight min-
utes. You know you want that dashboard Jesus.

If you are: In a fraternity
Go to: The Swamp
You've been poundingbeers atthe house and
are ready to party. It's 10 a.m. on a Sunday, so
there's only one place to go. Oh yes, The Swamp.
You and your very expensive live-in friends can
really let loose here. The big screen TVs, the all-
female wait staff (except for the bartender, talk
about a dream job), and the drink specials speak
to your unbridled masculinity. Don't worry about
the food everything tastes like Bud Light any-
way. If you really want to get crazy, ask the man-
ager to show you the moon tattoo he has on his
lower back. He loves that.


If you are: A freshman
Go to: Applebee's
You are away from home for the first time in
your life. You want to go someplace that mom
used to take you on your weekend visits. You
have no idea where anything is and anytime you
venture more than a mile from your place you
spend three hours trying to find your way back.
Applebee's is your shining beacon of familiarity
in the sea of uncertainty
that is your life. You get
the something Rollup or
another and use Map-
quest on your iPhone to
slowly find your dorm.
Welcome to Gainesville.
Jon Silman
Columnist If you are: Poor
Go to: El Indio
You are not one of
the lucky ones. Daddy doesn't pay your rent. Or
maybe he does, but that's all he pays. You are
forced to buy your own food and yes, you could
go grocery shopping but that would mean cook-
ing and cleaning so God no. Your solution is
easy friend. El Indio offers fine Mexican cuisine
in a semi-clean outdoor environment. And the
price is right. You can get tacos for two bucks.

If you are: Environmentally conscious
Go to: Buddha Belly
You are atree-lovingenvironmentalist. Youtalk
about "makinga difference" and "votingwith your


mind and not your dollar." You drink foreign wine
and aged cheese because your sophisticated pal-
ate demands it. You show documentaries at your
house about climate issues and talk for hours
to hear the sound of your own voice pretending
to actually give a shit what your friends are say-
ing Your one redeeming quality is your choice of
restaurant, Buddha Belly. They have the option of
real silverware and you can bring your own con-
tainers so you don't have to use Styrofoam. They
send your order to the cook on a zip-line across
the restaurant, which probably saves paper.

If you are: Drunk at 2 a.m.
Go to: Flaco's
You just had a wild night downtown, and
you're wasted. You lost all your friends but you
stumble into a corner store with bright inviting
lights and the sweet smell of Cuban coffee. You
close one eye to see straight and order the godfa-
ther and a huge coffee. You play some old-school
arcade games while you wait for your food and
before you know it you're sober enough to text
your friends, who have actually been in the place
the whole time -you were just to drunk to notice.
On the way out, grab a guava pastry and feel like
the night has just begun.
This information was provided with help from
Gainesville residentsto maximizeyourdiningexpe-
riences and getthe most out of your special town.
Tom Miller, Gainesville's own Andy Warhol, would
like to leave you with one final piece of advice: If
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Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 8-17-09-25-2


Rule #76: No excuses!
Live w/quality & affordability!
1br $549 /2br $659
3br$855/4br$1100
Pet friendly, pook B-ball/tennis courts!
Crash @ Pinetree Gardens!
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
12-9-09-75-2


Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 8-17-09-25-2


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No deposit, No move-in fees!!!
Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's
<1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning/FREE cable
*Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777
These apts kick other apts in the teeth
12-9-75-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-9-09-75-2

HOUSES FOR FALL!
2-4 bds from $420/person
Pets Welcome, Free Parking near UF
303 NW 17th Street, Ste.A
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
12-9-09-75-2

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Come see our 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly
*Sign Today, Get up to $1800 Cash Back*
www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455
12-9-09-75-2

Affordable & Great Location
1 & 2's available
One Month Free & No Move- In Fees
3500 Windmeadows Blvd
www.spanishtrace.org* 373-1111
12-9-09-75-2

Cobblestone Apartments
3/3 for only $1007. $0 moves you in!!
Free Cable-Unlimited Tanning-Fitness Ctr
2801 NW 23rd Blvd 352-377-2801
Cobblestoneuf.com
12-9-75-2

BIVENS COVE
1/1 From $649* 2/2 From $699
3/2 From $824 4/3 From $1099
Close to UF/Shands Pet Friendly
(352) 376-2507 3301 SW 13th Street
12-9-09-75-2


***PARKING***
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-17-09-25-2

2/2 & 3/3 with GARAGE!
W/D, Alarm, Huge patio!
We love pets! $875-$1012
372-0400*MadisonPointe.org
12-9-75-2





PO LOS
of Gainesville

Three Pools! Three Bus Routes!
Two Jacuzzis! Business Center!
Billards Room! Fitness Center w/ Free
weights! Sand Volleyball!
Tennis Courts! Basketball Courts!
Close to UF, Shands, 1-75, & Shopping!
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms for NOW & Fall!!!
GREAT SPECIALS!!!
1/1-$684 2/2-$512w/all util 3/3-$399w/all util
2330 SW Williston Rd.
www.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656
12-9-09-75-2


Huge Private Dog Park
1's from $499 Waive all fees
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
2725 SW 27th Ave
8-17-25-2

l's, 2's and 4's
AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Great School Districts
Free Personal Training
75SW 75th Street Call 332-7401
9-75-2


Get it while it's HOT!
Starting at $299
FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym
3813 SW 34th st
Call NOW! 372-8100
12-9-09-75-2

MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
2/2's- $1030 3/3's- $1380
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Water
ParknRide Bus Route Always be on time!
www.museumwalk.com 379-WALK
12-9-09-75-2


SORORITY ROW 2BDs!
2br/2.5ba from $979
No Move-in Fees! FREE Parking!
Pets loved! 1020 SW Depot Ave
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
12-9-09-75-2

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
text (lakewood)@65586
8-17-09-25-2

SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $399
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
text (spyglass)@65586
8-17-09-25-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
Studios $459, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
1225 SW 1 Avenue Pets welcome
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
12-9-09-75-2

FREE Scooter! Free 42" TV!
Inclusive 2's & 3's Two Miles to UF
Next Ten 2/2's Discounted to $899
Pet Friendly Roommate Match.
1015 NW 21st Ave
HiddenLakeUF.com 374-3866
12-9-09-75-2

Walk to Class!
1brs from $499 150 ft from UF!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
No Move-in Fees 1216 SW 2nd Ave
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
12-9-09-75-2

$399 FOR EVERYTHING
All Inclusive Student Suites
Roommate Match*Feline Friendly!
42" TV*Astroturf Soccer Field
352-271-3131*GainesvillePlace.com 12-9-
75-2
Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
12-9-09-75-2

*Fully Furnished*AII Inclusive*
Roommate Matching
2 MONTHS FREE
*Brand New* Gated*Upscale 1br-4br*
3000 SW 35th Place
EnclaveUF.com*352.376.0696
12-9-09-75-2





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2 Blocks North of UF College of Business
You can't get any closer to your classes. No
need to bus or bike! Brand new 2 bed/2.5
bath townhouses for rent at Jackson Square.
1320 NW 3rd Ave. Built solid so you don't
have to hear your neighbors. New Orleans
style, top of the line finishes. Granite coun-
tertops, excellent appliance package, private
12- balconies and much more. Special: $1500/
mo. Call 352-870-9453. 8-17-25-2


WALK TO UF AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
1BR/$495 to $550/mo
2BR & 3BR $560 to $1050/mo
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
8-17-09-25-2


WALK TO CAMPUS
1BRs from $550 2BRs from $600
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720 www.sunisland.info
Ask about our new pet policy & other specials
12-9-09-75-2


HUGE Studio!*HUGE $pecial$
1 Yr Lease: 1 Month FREE or Only $549/mo
New Kitchen & Bath* Wd Firs* Pet Friendly
New Remodel*Walk in Closet*352-376-6223
SHORT TERM LEASES: Only $599/month
www.Gainesville-apartments.com
8-17-23-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
0 4 bds from $555 For Fall
1 MONTH FREE! $0 TO MOVE IN!
Pets Welcome, Free Parking near UF
303 NW 17th Street, Ste. A
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
12-9-09-75-2


** Across From UF **

$1150/mo 2BR/2BA!
Ask about our Freshman Special for Fall
Luxury Apts 1 Block from the Librarywww.
LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
8-17-09-25-2

BRAND NEW CAMPUS VIEW PLACE!!
Steps to UF, Norman Hall and Sorority Row.
Many SPECIALS being offered right now
Union Properties 352-373-7578
They're going fast so stop by to see our
Model and secure your unit for the Fall!
Model located at Campus View South
1185 SW 9th Road
www.rentgainesville.com
8-17-09-25-2

NEWLY RENOVATED &
RECENTLY REDUCED
Chelsea Lane Apartments 1BD/1BA
Direct access to UF, Butler Plaza, Oaks Mall
Remodeled units include:
Dishwasher, microwave
W/D, new cabinets & fixtures @ $599/mo.
Non Remodeled units @ $550/mo
Call Union Properties 352.373.7578 to view.
www.chelsealaneapartments.com
8-17-09-25-2

UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST
4 bed 4 bath w/individual leases. $325/mo
Some utils incl. Roommate matching avail.
Close to UF & on Busline.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
8-17-09-25-2

SPACIOUS & PEACEFUL!
1-2 bds from $350/person
1 MONTH FREE! $0 TO MOVE IN!
Pets Welcome, Free Parking near UF
303 NW 17th Street, Ste. A
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
12-9-09-75-2



Quiet, Clean, Lots of Green Space
2BR/1BA house. $650/mo. Call 352-378-
9220 or mobile 213-3901 8-17-09-25-2

**LUXURIOUS 1800 SQ FT HOME**
SECLUDED, UPSCALE NEAR UF. 3/2, SUN
ROOM, COVERED PATIO W/D. $1400/MO
PERFECT FOR GRAD. AVAIL AUG. 1607
NW 12 RD 352-466-4171 LV MSG 8-28-
09-58-2


1 & 2BR/1BA
W/D. Tile throughout, front gated patio. Pet
friendly. From $635/mo. Call 352-377-1633.
www.lenoxcorner.com 8-31-09-56-2


PET'S PARADISE
$500 $600. No app or pet fee. 2BR, privacy
fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 8-17-09-49-2


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*AVAILABLE NOW & FALL*
Clean, spacious, efficient homes & apts
Bike to UF, Great locations, On bus route
Huge fenced in yard, Pet friendly
4/2 and 3/2 HOUSES
2/1 and 1/1 APARTMENTS
3/2.5 CONDO WITH GARAGE
$590.00-$1300.00
Call 352-494-8959
8-17-09-25-2

We have REAL 1/1s
Dump your roommate & save on gas!
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
575 sq ft, $575 PLUS one month FREE!
300 NW 18 Street
4 blocks to UF GATORSIDE
400 sq ft, only $450 Only 4 left!
1600 NW 4 Avenue
BIKE to UF CENTERPOINT
530 sq ft big, only $475 Just a few left!
1220 NW 12 Street
No application fee, most pets ok.Call
E.F.N. Properties, 352/371-3636 or email:
Rentals@EFNProperties.com
8-28-09-45-2


NANTUCKET WALK *
UPPER WEST SIDE *
Brand new luxury apartments! Walk to class!
All-inclusive! nantucketwalk@cmcapt.com
352-240-6961
8-18-09-13-2

large 4 bed 3 bath house for rent. near uni-
versity and 34th, pets ok, washer& dryer, first
and security 1500/mo. Available June 1st.
yearly. Call 727-430-3094 7-19-09-21-2

BIKE TO UF! August Free!
5BR 3BA, lawn service incl,
Fireplace, carport, w/d hkups, $1800/rent
3920 SW 20th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-09-
29-2

NW 39 Av fancy 3br/2ba w/loft Ig open bright
Costly laminated wd-looking fir. $750-775 XL
3/2 loft apt, new ceramic firs carpet $850.
Nice 2br/2ba gated patio, trees $600-630 2/2
fancy firs $670 373-8310, 219-3937 8-25-
24-2

2BR 1 BA Apts $550-600/Mo
5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
829 Sw 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 8-17-09-8-2

1BR 1BA Apt $500/Mo
1BLK TO UF, Central H &Air
Carpet, Laundry Facilities
1236 Sw 4th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 8-17-09-8-2

1 Block to UF! GREAT LOCATIONS
1BR and 2BR Apts. See our list at
www.merrillmanagement.net
or call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x 10 8-17-09-8-2

WALK TO CLASS! AUGUST FREE!
3 BR house, Bonus room, carport,
washer/dryer, wood floors, Porch,
$1300/rent, 304 NW 26th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-09-
25-2

VICTORIA STATION! AUGUST FREE!
2 BR 2.5 BA TH, washer/dryer, high ceilings,
separate Dining room, pool,
$800/rent, 3552 SW 30th Way #146
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-09-
25-2

WALK TO UF! 1/2 MONTH FREE!
2 BR duplex, CH/AC, will consider small pet,
$795/rent 120-A NW 10th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-09-
25-2

GREAT MOVE-IN SPECIALS!
1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 BR Houses & apartments!
Contact us for pricing & availability!
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-09-
25-2


3 Bedroom Houses $750
Walk to UF, cent AC, W/D, fenced yards,
pet friendly, wd firs, Call about $99 Move-
in special, 352-505-9264 or 352-870-0904
8-17-09-25-2

4 Bedroom Houses $1000-$1300
Super Special, Walk to UF, cent AC, W/D
hkup, carpet & wd firs, extra room, pet
friendly, $99 DEPOSIT SPECIAL 505-9264
8-17-09-25-2


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1 & 2 Bedrooms $500-$650
Historic downtown, cent AC, W/D hkup,
10min bike to UF, porches, pet ok, great
size. Ask about $0 DEPOSIT 505-9264
8-17-09-25-2


Room starting at $299
has everything, walkin closet, pvt BA,
W/D, DW, built-in micro, tile & carpet, $99
DEPOSIT SPECIAL, 505-9264 or 870-0904
8-17-09-25-2

$499, 1BR apt, spacious,very quiet, energy
efficient, private gated patio, Trees w/lots of
greenspace, 1824 NW 9th St. prefer grad/
mature person.(352)376 0080; (352) 284
3873; postj@bellsouth.net. 8-31-09-22-2

SOUTHFORK OAKS! 1st MONTH FREE!
2 BR 1.5 BA TH, Pool, w/d hkups, close to
everything! $675/rent,
2300 SW 43rd St #1-3
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-09-
23-2

POOL HOUSE! 1st MONTH FREE!
2 BR with bonus room or 3rd BR,
Large screen porch & deck, wood floors,
fireplace, Living & dining rooms, $995/rent
includes pool svc, 738 NW 24th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-09-
23-2

STEPS TO CLASS! 4 BR 2.5 BA house,
Living, dining & sunrooms, w/d hkups,
CH/AC, $1800/rent, 1107 SW 1st Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-09-
23-2

BIKE TO SHANDS & UF! AUGUST FREE!
2 BR 1.5 BA TH, Ceramic tile, w/d hkups,
living/dining combo, Pest ctrl incl.,
$600/rent, 3925-A SW 26th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-09-
23-2

Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
rage $445 to $665. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 8-17-09-23-
2

2BR/1 BA Cent heat, mobile home from $345-
$425/mo incl water. No pets. 4546 NW 13th
St. 376-5887 8-17-09-23-2

*Walk To Shands, VA, UF, Vet School!*
Summer or Fall! 1 BR $599, 2 BR $699.
Remodeled units also available! Cats OK.
CALL FOR MOVE-IN SPECIALS!
Grad student discount. Union Properties at
SUMMIT HOUSE, 352-376-9668
8-17-09-24-2

Serene Living at Magnolia Manor Apts
All 2BR/2BA units. W/D, mirrored wall,
skylight, alarm. Starting at $660.
Model open daily. Call MariBeth
352-317-8150 8-17-24-2

QUALITY PLUS LOCATION!
Newly remodeled 2BR/1 BA apts on Univ Ave
across from O'Dome. Modern/clean. Avail
Aug $700/mo K&M Properties 372-1509
8-17-09-19-2


5 MONTH LEASE: Aug Dec !! Looking
for one male roommate to share 3 bedroom
condo in Creeks Edge. Quiet upstairs. W/D,
Free Cable & Internet. Min.'s to campus on
direct bus route. $375/mo 727-463-0560
8-17-09-18-2

1/2 off 1st mo rent by UF,Shands,& VA
Nice 2 bed 1.5 bath Tile, fenced in yard, w/d
$690 call for showing 352-332-5070 8-17-
09-17-2

ARBOR
Ask about our move-in specials!
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PL
866-604-7097
M-F 9-6, Sat 10-2
www.arborgainesville.com
8-17-09-24-2

The Grove Villas
Gated Rental Community
Ask about our move-in specials!
6400 SW 20th Ave
877-704-2172
8-17-09-24-2

FOX HOLLOW
Gated Entry
Ask about our move-in specials!
7301 W Univ Ave
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-2, Sun 1-5
877-288-2921
www.cmcapt.com/foxhollow
8-17-09-24-2

2/2 Close to UF & bus route. Great for grad
students! Builiding is 3 yrs old w/ only 1 prev
tenant. W/D, D/W, tile & carpet in BDs $800
for the whole place Avail ASAP, no smokers.
(904) 386-6485 8-25-09-19-2

1 MONTH FREE RENT! 2 br/1ba;$599, near
UF & downtown; 1830 NW 10th St. quiet;
greenspace; spacious, tile floors, balcony;
upstairs; prefer quiet mature person;postj@
bellsouth.net application reqd.352 376 0080
8-31-09-22-2

2/1.5 Town home $679
Includes full size W/D, dw, disposal
A pet-friendly, quiet community
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
12-9-09-75-2

GREAT LOCATION! AUGUST FREE!
2 BR 2BA in Concordia, w/d, pool, quiet loca-
tion! $750/rent, 405-B NW 39th Road
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-09-
15-2

Nantucket Walk Luxury 1 BR/1 BA Condo
1460 NW 3rd Place, 640 sq ft, stainless ap-
pliances, black granite countertops, tiled,
covered balcony, reserved parking, H/AC,
DW, W/D $1000/mo 813-766-4003 9-1-09-
21-2

3BR/1BA House Available August 1st. Cent
H/AC, ceiling fans, carport. $925/mo. 217
NW 36th Terrace. Call 372-4903 or 917-416-
6968 8-27-09-18-2

611 NW 34th Dr. Available August 1st.
3BR/2BA house. Cent H/AC, ceiling fans.
$950/mo. Call 372-4903 or 917-416-6968
8-27-09-18-2

One month free! 1022 NW 16th Ave-over
2000 sq ft, 3br/2ba, cer. tile, wd firs, modern
eat-in kitch, fam. rm., w/d, priv. fncd.-$1600
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St.-
375-7104 8-17-09-13-2

SUN ISLAND
SUN BAY, SUN KEY, SUN HARBOR
2 MONTHS FREE on 1 Year New Lease
2BR only. Call 352-376-6720
8-17-09-13-2

Historic Duckpond
2bd/1.5ba renovated 1200sq ft townhouse.
Hardwd firs, ceiling fans, new appliances,
Beautiful! Blocks to downtown shops &
restaurants. Avail now 508 NE 4th ave
$950mo, or unrenovated $750 379-4952
8-24-09-13-2

* BIKE TO UF PETS CONSIDERED-
AVAIL AUG 0 ATTRACTIVE 3 or 4 BR
Home near UF. 2BA, cent h/a, Family rm,
fireplace, smooth top stove, W/D, DW, newer
carpet, fenced backyard w/covered patio.
Great location. $1195/mo 352-665-9547
8-25-09-12-2


Unique find! Ibd/lba LOFT 5 blks to UF
Cent ac, brkfast bar, ceiling fan, W/D, parking
no problem Only $575/mo +utils. Also Avail
Irg rms, indiv leases. $400/mo utils incl. No
pets Special move in rates now 226-4111
8-17-09-12-2


Downtown House 110 SE 4th PI 3BD/1.5BA
Central heat/air. On street parking, fenced
yard, w/d hookups. Walk downtown & bike/
bus to campus! $760/mo + 1st, last $500 dep
Call 373-6551 8-24-13-2


PET FRIENDLY! 3 BR 2 BA house,
2 screen porches, fenced yard, w/d hkups,
$840/rent, 1500 NW 34th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-09-
12-2


WWW.TheFloridaRenterslnsurance.COM

Renters Insurance from $9 per month

Online Quotes 9-16-09-31-2


LOFTS OASIS 3BR/3.5BA
Luxury condo w/ upgraded kitchen, W/D,
DW, cent H/AC. 1400 sq ft. $1300/mo cable
incl. + utils. Close to bust stop. No smoking/
no pets. 727-458-8189 8-25-09-14-2


Unfurnished Houses

Near Campus
Unfurnished Condos for rent

2237 NW 11th Ave, 3/2 w/garage, $1100
2300-S6 SW 43rd St. 2/1.5ba, pool, $625

1022 NW 16th Ave, 3/2 wd firs, $1400
109-Q301 SE 16th Ave, 2/2, pool, wgt rm,
$875

3826 SW 4th Ave, 3/2 garage, $1200
3059 NW 28th Circle, 2/2, pool, $750

3705 SW 5th PI, 4/2 garage, $1200
20-203 SW 6th St, 1br, incl some util, $850

522 NW 50th Blvd, 3/3.5 ba, pool, $1200

5426 SW 4th PI, 3/2, pool, $800

3951 SW 4th Ave, 3/2 wood firs, $1200

Edbaurmanagement.com-
731 NW 6th St-375-7104
8-17-09-11-2


LAS PAMPAS! 2 BR 2 BA townhouse,
Wood laminate floors, screen porch, pool,
loft $800/rent, 3482 NW 37th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-09-
11-2


2BR 1BA, Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. 1 BLK to UF. $550/Mo
1216 SW 3rd Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Incl 352-372-1494 x 10
8-17-09-8-2


2BR/2BA The Gables Gated Townhome,
Garage, washer/dryer, pool, gym, tennis.
Cable, HBO,Showtime and some furnishings
included. $975 mo. by owner call 321-698-
7579. 8-24-09-11-2


1BR 1BA apt. in quiet area
close to UF. wirelss-int/cable
W/D & dishwshr in unit cent ac
club amenities. $550/mo pls call
786/262-8310 (cel) 305/887-2213.
8-26-09-13-2


3Bd/Ba house $1000/mo or $333 split with
2 additional roommates. Large fenced yard
with deck. W/D hookups, central HA. $500
sec deposit. 352-213-1567. 8-25-11-2


August free! Beautiful extra large 2BR/1BA
avail 8/1. M-21 Summit House 1700 SW
16th Ave. Near UF/VA/Vet/Shands. $600/
mo. Pool, parking. Private lease. 480-390-
4528. Deposit. Leave name & number 8-28-
09-14-2


Near Royal Park, Mall, UF, bus. 4BR/2BA
home. Oversized garage, POOL, private
yard, W/D. $1450/mo. Includes pool & yard
care. Irene Larsson, Owner/Realtor. 352-
373-2605, 352-538-1218 8-24-09-10-2


NW Appletree, contemporary home.
3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, sunroom, cul-de-
sac St. 1700 sq ft. NICE! $1250/mo. Irene
Larsson Owner/Realtor 352-373-2605, 352-
538-1218 8-24-09-10-2


GREAT HOUSE BIKING DIST TO UF!
August free 3/2 in quiet area, fireplace,
garage, washer/dryer, $1095/rent,
3919 SW 28th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com
8-17-09-9-2







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LOTS OF SPACE! AUGUST FREE!
3 BR 2 BA w/ living, family & dining rooms,
2 car carport, fenced yard, w/d, lawn svc,
$1295/rent, 126 SW 40th St.
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-
09-9-2


LIVE BY THE GOLF COURSE! August free!
3 BR 2 BA TH, garage, vaulted ceilings, liv-
ing & family rooms,
$895/rent, 1627 NE 40th PI
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-
09-9-2


CLOSE TO EVERYTHING! August Free!
3/2 house, carport, living & family rooms,
newer carpet,
$895/rent, 1901 NW 38th Terr
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-
09-9-2


CHEAP RENT! August Free! 2/2 MH,
Wood laminate floors, fenced yard, w/d hk-
ups, $595/rent, 5238 SW 66th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-
09-9-2


Unique L shaped POOL 4/2 Home
1 ml UF Huge Deck easy parking
W/D DishW Car port 3/4 ac lot
Yard serv includ 352 214 4559
$1825.00
8-24-09-10-2


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****HUGE OLD HOUSE****
5 or 6 Beds and 5 Full Baths. Complete reno-
vation. New floors, electricity, plumbing. Avail
July. Near UF. Bike/Walk distance. $1600/
mo Call Greg 214-3291 8-17-9-2

MOVE IN SPECIAL
One month free rent on top of our already
low prices. Apartments, townhouses and
homes available. Great S.W. locations
near UF, Shands and shopping. M-F 8:30
to 5 & Saturday 11-4. Contact University
Management Inc., licensed Real Estate
Broker, at 352-375-1111
8-24-09-10-2

2/2 Condo 4 Rent $890. Spacious, bright
1226 sqft. Remodeled floors, big windows,
large bedrooms, balcony, lots of storage
space, Archer Rd, 5 min to UF by bus (RTS
1,12,34). For more info call 954-821-4482.
8-17-09-9-2

2/1.5 twnhs 0.5 mi to UF/butler plaza on bus
rt 20/21. Tile dwnstairs, small fenced back-
yrd, W/D hookup, pool. Pets ok. $625 mo + 1
mo. security (352) 871-7460 8-17-09-9-2

1/1 HALF A BLOCK TO UF--Behind book-
store Rent $770 includes: Cable, Internet,
Water SW 12th St & 1st Ave. Built 2006
Covered Parking,W/D in unit,tiled, AC/Heat
(305)389-8638 or delcastill@aol.com 8-25-
09-10-2

Tumbling Creek Condos. Creekfront Condo
within walking distance of UF 1BR/1BA
CHNA W/D Water Sewer Garbage provided
$550 rent $550 deposit 352-493-3487 352-
493-515 8-31-09-14-2


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930 N.E. 6th Ave, 2 br 1 ba duplex near
duckpond available now. Convenient to
downtown and UF.carport, laundry room,
large bedrooms, Ch/a. Pets under 25 Ibs
may be arranged. $625 month 1st, last and
$400 security with approved credit.Drive by,
then call 352-281-4528 or 352-450-0939.
8-25-09-10-2

ONLY ONE LEFT
2 BLKS TO STADIUM. LUXURY
TOWNHOME, 2BR.2.5BA. W/D, DW, 2
PARKING SPACES. NO PETS. $525/EA.
352-335-4790, 352-214-3369 8-24-09-8-2

*4/2 CLOSE TO CAMPUS
3962 W.Univ. Av. Liv,din,& family rms.AII
appliances including washer/dryer.Fireplace
& hottub.$1200.333-9874,317-7346. 8-17-
09-8-2

1/1 HALF A BLOCK TO UF--Behind book-
store Rent $770 includes: Cable, Internet,
Water SW 12th St & 1st Ave. Built 2006
Covered Parking,W/D in unit,tiled, AC/Heat
(305)389-8638 or delcastill@aol.com 8-25-
09-10-2

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St. near post office. 1BR $560;
2BR $635 Call for daily specials 352-335-
0420 9-16-09-25-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $560;
1BR $520. Call for daily specials. 352-335-
0420 9-16-09-25-2

LARGE 2BR/1 BA Close to Shands.
Covered patio, W/D, for $575/mo.
Call 352-372-3131 8-17-09-8-2

Spacious 1 2 & 3BR $550 & up
C/HA, veritcals, Italian Tile, private patio,
some w/d hookup Some walk to UF. Much
Much more Call 352-332-7700. 11-4-60-2

Two blocks from UF Stadium
1 Person Studio Available Now
352-377-2930 8-17-09-8-2




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*HUGE 4BD/2BA HOUSE*
Best deal in town $1450/mo. Includes pool,
screen porch, new carpet, new tile. Off 20th
Ave. Call Grant 352-214-9270 8-17-09-7-2

1 MONTH FREE in Spacious 4br/3ba Home.
Near Campus across from Best Buy and on
Bus Rt. Fenced backyard, w/d hookups, d/w,
brand new c/ac. $1250/mth Call 786-999-
8440 8-28-09-12-2

1525 nw 34 pl. 5 min to UF/10 min to
Santa fe. This Beautiful house has been
Completely updated. Fenced-in yard,
Hardwood floors, wooden deck, cul-de-
sac, covered carport, w/d. Available Aug.
1st. $1000. monthly. 786-797-9783 8-25-
09-9-2

1BR EFFICIENCY $375/MO
No pets. Year lease. Shady lot. 1022.5 NW
4th Ave. 352-359-1508 8-24-09-7-2

6 blks to UF 621 NW 15th St.
3BR/2BA duplex. Three re-
served parking & guest spac-
es. All appliances, W/D, DW,
Micro. $900/mo, $600 dep. No
pre-pd last mo rent, no interme-
diary, rent from owner. Carol.
352-359-3341
8-17-09-7-2

GRANTWOOD August free! 2 BR 2 BA
Townhouse, loft, wood laminate floors,
Washer/Dryer, pool, courtyard, $750/rent,
2508 SW 35th PI #47
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-
09-9-2

ROCKWOOD VILLAS August free!
3 BR 3 BA Townhouse, wood laminate floors
& ceramic tile, porch, Washer/Dryer,
$895/rent, 858 SW 58th Terr
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-
09-9-2

CUTE 3 BR HOUSE! August free! Garage,
Newer flooring, w/d hkups, $775/rent
1730 NW 31st Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-17-09-
9-2

FIRST MONTH FREE MILLRUN CONDO
Close to UF, cute & clean 2BD/2BA
1000sq ft, storage/laundry room with W/D hk-
ups, pool. Pets considered. Rent $695/mo
Phone (352) 359-8311 8-17-09-7-2

1st TWO MONTHS FREE*+ $100 Gift Card
$39 Moves You In! No Pet Fees!
1/1s from $416* (Rate includes specials)
Close to UF & Oaks Mall.
Pine Rush Villas 375-1519
www.gremco.com
8-28-09-25-2

1st TWO MONTHS FREE*+ $100 Gift Card
$39 Moves You In! No Pet Fees!
2 BRs from $532* (Rate includes specials)
SW Archer Rd
Homestead Apts. 376-0828
www.gremco.com
8-28-09-25-2

1st TWO MONTHS FREE* +$200 Gift Card
$39 Moves You In! No Pet Fees!
2BRs from $616* & 3BRs from $707*
(Rate includes specials)
Close to Oaks Mall & Newberry Rd.
Ashton Square Villas 333-1120
www.gremco.com
8-28-09-25-2

1st MONTH FREE*!
$39 Moves You In! No Pet Fees!
Quiet, Private Patios
1BRs from $485* (Rate includes specials)
Gator Village 372-3826
www.gremco.com
8-28-09-25-2

1st TWO MONTHS FREE*!
$39 Moves You In! No Pet Fees!
Studios from $391* (Rate includes specials)
Walk to Butler Plaza
Sundowne 352-377-2596
www.gremco.com
8-28-09-25-2


1st TWO MONTHS FREE* + $100 Gift Card
$39 Moves You In! No Pet Fees!!
1 BR from $424* (Rate includes specials)
1/2 mile to UF
Sunrise 352-372-4835
www.gremco.com
8-28-09-25-2

** Totally Renovated 1 Bdrs**
$39 Moves You In! No Pet Fees
*$535 Month*lncludes Specials*
2 MONTHS FREE + $300 Gift Card
Free Tanning/Cyber Cafe
Great Location!
Courtney Greens 375-3077
www.gremco.com
8-28-09-11-2

1st TWO MONTHS FREE* + $100 Gift Cert
$39 Moves You In! No Pet Fees
Newly Renovated!
W/D hookup/Central A/C
2/2s from $607 (Rate includes specials)
Close to UF
Savannah Place 372-4835
www.gremco.com
8-28-09-11-2

1st TWO MONTHS FREE*!
$39 Moves You In! No Pet Fees!
Quiet, Great Location
1 Bdr from $441 (Rate includes specials)
Summer Place 372-2818
3316 SW 41st Place Just off SW 34th Street
www.gremco.com
8-28-09-11-2

3 Blocks from UF lbd in a 4/2 apt 295/mth
Individual lease. No pets. 1740 NW 3rd PL.
Only 1 left. 352-231-3002
Large 2/1 apt 600/mth w/d hook up
615 SW 11th lane 8-27-09-10-2

4/2 HOME PLUS STUDY
Corner lot, H/D 2385 sqft Rent reduced to
$1400 + $1500 dep. Motivated to rent! Avail
after 6/25/09. 3608 NW 22nd PI. Call 352-
214-1956 8-24-09-7-2

Cute & Clean! Studio apt. in quiet NW area
near Ward's & Publix. Close to shopping &
busline, bike to UF. $450/mo. Other places
avail, visit www.cozygator.com, call 352-
338-7670, or email shepley@cozygator.com
8-24-09-7-2

Available Aug: Cute & Clean Vintage 4bd/
2.5ba behind Applebee's. Bike to UF! Wd
firs, CH/AC, W/D, fans, blinds. Huge rooms!
907 NW 11th Ave. $1500/mo. Others avail-
able! www.cozygator.com 352-338-7670
8-24-09-7-2

1BR/1BA apartment near UF.
Quiet area $475/mo. Pets ok.
Available Aug 1.332-8481 8-17-09-6-2

HOUSE avail 1st wk of Aug. 4BR/2BA, 1.5
mis to UF, near the Landings Apts. On UF
bus rte. Bike to UF. Fenced backyard, fire-
place, cent H/AC. 3627 SW 15th St. $1300/
mo. Call 376-6183 or 327-2931 9-3-09-5-2

Beautiful Historic Home
Walking Distance To UF. 4BD/2BA w/ Irg
fenced yard, W/D hook-up, Heat/AC & More.
$1495. Avail Aug 1, Call Tom @ 2626423
8-31-09-12-2

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, NEWLY
REDECORATED APT OFF SW 20TH AVE.
$425 PER MONTH. CALL 352-214-8719
FOR DETAILS. 8-17-09-5-2

2BR/2BA with W/D hook-up.
Quiet area near UF. $750/mo
Available Now! 332-8481 8-17-09-5-2

2 bedroom/2 bath for rent in Looking Glass,
2 parking spaces, great location right across
from Stadium & Library West! $960/month.
e-mail d.villoch@gmail.com 8-28-10-2

Cute & Clean!! Charming 3 BR vintage home
near UF & downtown for August. Wood
floors, high ceilings, CH/AC, laundry, large
front porch. $1185. Others available. Visit
www.CozyGator.com or call 352-338-7670
8-24-09-6-2


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4BR/2 1/2BA Town home in gated com-
munity Cricket Club on Tower Rd. Newly
remodeled with hardwood floors through-
out. Washer/dryer in unit. Pool, club house,
fitness room, tennis courts and duck pond
on premesis. $1100 352-665-9838 Robert
Stawicki 8-28-10-2

Immacualte 2/2 condo for rent. $900/m. All
appliances. No smokers please. Walking
distance to Town of Tioga. Available August.
email tna24t@bellsouth.net or phone 352-
262-9261. 8-17-09-5-2

4 Bedroom/4 bath Condo Overlooking pool
from screened in porch. All bedrooms have
bath en suite. Commom Living area, washer,
dryer inside unit. 8-25-09-7-2

Looking for an affordable & elegant place to
live in SW or NW? Look no further! 2BR/2BA
& 2BR/1.5BA Loft/deck/fireplace. Short leas-
es avail. Irresistible move-in incentives. For
more info or a visit, call 352-262-2828 8-17-
09-5-2


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$99 Moves You In!
1, 2, 3 Bedroom


$0 RENT

UNTIL OCTOBER
Rents start at $750.00
Open 'til 8:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Call Today 352-331-2966
2625 SW 75th St, Gainesville, FL 32608
Equal Housing Opportunity.
Rath/Harper and Associates.
8-28-09-10-2

Cute vintage 1-BR behind Applebee's. Wood
floors,large yard,quiet area, great for grads!
Bike to UF & downtown. $585/mo Contact:
shepley@CozyGator.com or 352-338-7670.
Others available at www.CozyGator.com
8-24-09-5-2

3/2/2 in desirable Haile Plantation. Right off
of biking and walking paths. Washer and
dryer included. Pets OK. Graduate student
or professional preferred. Available imme-
diately. $1,100 per month. 352-375-4050.
8-24-09-5-2

PRIVATE VIEWS FENCED YARD -
DOGGIE DOOR. Cabin & 20 acres, 7 mi
south of Newberry Paddocks, riding trails.
$575 Pets welcome. 330-329-8834,
writer777@att.net 8-31-10-2

120 NW 9th Street, 3b/1bath cool two story
house $900 no security deposit. Walk to
class close to UF call Mitchell Realty Services
352-374-8579 or Bob Mitchell 352-538-9951
8-24-09-5-2

2929 West University Avenue; 4bed/2bath
Close to UF, Super location, $1494 no se-
curity deposit. Call Mitchell Realty Services
352-374-8579 or call Bob Mitchell 352-538-
9951. 8-24-09-5-2

110 NW 9TH Terrace (Nicks Place)$850
2bed/2bath with washer/dryer included.
Great location close to UF, walk to class,
Call Mitchell Realty Services 352-374-8579
or Bob Mitchell 352-538-9951 8-24-09-5-2

2361 SW 31st Place 2bed/1bath with washer
dryer hookup, $550 per month no security
deposit. The unit is located close to the en-
trance of the complex. Call Mitchell Realty
Service 352-374-8579 or call Bob Mitchell
352-538-9951 to see apartment. 8-24-09-
5-2

2361 SW 31st Place 2bed/1bath with washer
dryer hookup, $550 per month. The unit is
located close to the entrance of the complex.
Call Mitchell Realty Service 352-374-8579 or
call Bob Mitchell 352-538-9951 to see apart-
ment. 8-24-09-5-2

FOXMOOR remodeled, 2 bdr/ 1.5 ba, condo
w/W&D,DSL,cable. 1 blkfrom UF (by Hilton@
UF) Near SW Rec & UF/City buslines. Avail.
8/14. No pets. Non-smokers. Perfect for grad
students. $675/mo + Util. 352-359-6292
8-25-09-6-2


NEXT TO UF CAMPUS
1BR/1BA, W/D in unit.
Pets ok with deposit. $500/mo 378-5801
8-24-09-5-2


HOUSES/CONDOS
2 houses, 2/1 fenced NW & SW.
2 nice condos 2/2 & 2/1 SW
Move in today. $600-$800. 352-374-4216
8-24-09-5-2

3 bed / 1 bath house $850 month
Available for rent immediately. Big yard 1st/
Last mth rent + $500 security. Wsh/Dry, large
screened porch, cen AC. 1006 NE 22nd Ave.
Ask about pets. Call 352-317-2246 8-24-
09-4-2

TAILGATE WALK TO SWAMP!
3/2 + SUNROOM BR, 2-CAR GARAGE.
COVERED PATIO, LRG FENCED YRD,
PETS OK, $1400 1ST MO. FREE. AVAIL
8/18. 5 NW 28TH TRC. (305) 725-0119
8-24-4-2

GET A FREE BEACH VACATION!
Large 2 BR 1.5 BA Townhomes
Close to UF & On 2 Bus Routes
Open House Everyday 359-6386
www.gopinnaclepoint.com
9-4-09-13-2

2 bed/1 bath house
5 blocks to campus
$520/month
116 NW 9th St
813-786-8152 8-25-09-5-2

ROCKWOOD VILLAS 3 bed/3 bath $1,100.
Each room has a private bath. End unit in
quiet neighborhood. 2 pools, sand vball court,
tennis courts. Close to the mall, UF, and
SFCC. On bus route. Call 352.514.3424.
9-9-09-15-2

4 Bed 4 Bath Condo at Univ Terrace. Wash/
dryer, walk in closets, new carpet, Right near
pool. Less than 2 miles to UF w/bus stop out
front. (386)748-8718 $350/mo per pers. or
$1300/mo forwhole unit. +util 8-24-09-4-2

Walk to UF. (2bd/2.5bth $850, 2 story, cen-
tral ac/heat, full kitchen, w/d, and private
parking). (2bd/lbth $800, tile floors, central
ac/heat, full kitchen, laundry access, water
included, and private parking). (Studio $450,
tile floors, wall ac, elec heat, full kitchen,
laundry access, and water included. Contact
352-870-7256 of gv1132601 @gmail.com.
8-25-09-5-2

2 BR 1.5 BA Townhouse.
Tile floors downstairs & carpet upstairs, new
appliances, master bedroom overlooks a
large pond. Mill Run subdivision- $775/mo.
Call 871-7801 8-25-09-5-2


1BR/ 1BA House.
Pets ok. Perfect!
$600/mo 372-2525 8-25-09-5-2

3/2 House.Close to UF AND Santa
Fe.Fenced yard.Deck. Pets allowed with
dep. wash/Dryer incl.$1,000 a month. 2032
sw 43rd ave.private drive.CallTODAY 501-
253-8021 8-25-09-5-2


BIKE TO CAMPUS!
Studio apartment $450 including utils.
Large living space, kitchen & bath.
Very quiet and private. (352) 337-2723
8-24-09-4-2


2 BR 1 BA Apt 1 BLK TO UF!
Grad II Apts Special: $700/mo
1236 Sw 4th Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x 10 8-17-09-3-2


2 BR 1 BA Home with
Carpet Floors, Window A/C
Nat gas ht, Laundry hk-ups, Big Yard
$600/Mo 510 NW 28th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 8-17-09-3-2


TOWER OAKS
2BR 1 BA Duplex $600/mo
2210 Sw 70th Terrace
New Carpet, paint, Central H & Air.
Laundry hkups. Call
Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 8-17-3-2


* 2/1 house $600/mo. Shed and carport.
Near Noonan's Lake. 653 SE 73rd Terr.
* 1/1 Vintage apt $425/mo. 3 blocks to UF.
$300 security.
Call Annette 514-6281 8-24-09-3-2


Special Unit @ Univ Commons 4BR/2BA.
$350/mo. Fully furnished and comes with
washer and dryer. Rent includes free cable
TV w/HBO, water, electric and wireless inter-
net. 5 Minutes from campus. 5 bus routes..
Complex has swimming pool, fitness center
and basketball court. No pets. Please con-
tact Joe at 321-213-1952 or Michelle at (321)
213-1953 or e-mail at jtellado@aol.com
8-17-09-2-2


REDUCED PRICE Immediate occupancy
House Duckpond area 4BR/2.5BA. W/D,
storage bldg, fireplace, wd firs, glassed-in
porch. 1st, last + $200 dep. $375/mo/rm or
$1500/mo for all + utils. George 466-0165
8-31-09-9-2


1 BR/1 BA available now. Near Shands. Large
screened-in porch. W/D hook-ups. Pets ok.
$525/mo, $575 sec dep. 3300 SW 23rd St.
Apt #2. Call 352-371-3473, please leave
message. 8-24-09-3-2


2BR + small bonus room/1BA. Near Shands.
Availalbe now. Large screened-in porch. W/D
hook-ups. $685/mo, $700 sec dep. 3300 SW
23rd St. Apt #1. Call 352-371-3473 please
leave message. 8-24-09-3-2

Custom newly upgraded 2 BDRM 1 BA
Porcelain tile in LR Kit Hall Bath Carpeted
BDRMS w ceiling fans Like new stainless
appl in Kit New tub toilet vanity lighting Full
size W/D Avail Cable/Internet 1 1/2 mi to UF
Shands Butler PI No pets $725/mo 727-423-
9463 Joe 8-17-09-2-2

Home 3BR/2BTH Close SF/UF
Lg Shady Fenced Lot, All Aplncs. NW Gville.
$1000. 772-631-1448, 305-401-6817
8-28-09-7-2

Loft apt off Tower Rd, 1/1, spacious, quiet,
lots of amenities, pool, exercise room, sauna,
on bus route, mature setting, $700/mo, $500
deposit, 352-682-6257. 8-26-09-5-2

1Bdrm in 4/2 home, Fall sublease, close to
UF and SFC, quiet neighborhood,3 male
grad student roomates, $425/mo call Dan
954-551-9846 8-28-09-7-2

Single family 3/2 home in Gville. fireplace,
screened patio, living/dining room with vault-
ed ceiling, two car garage w/ work bench.
Northwood Oaks. $985/mth. 377-8078
8-26-09-5-2

Looking for a place to live
before school starts?
Homes available for immediate occupancy
Low payments!
Call for details: 352-378-4411 8-17-09-2-2

Historic 3 Br 1 ba House for Rent. Walk to
downtown, behind Melting Pot. C/H Air, New
carpet & paint. Front porch, fenced back yrd.
$900 mo, 1st, last $500 Dep. Small pets ok
with approval. Call (352) 258-6582
or e-mail tamorcutt@yahoo.com 8-31-09-
7-2

Move in Special: No Security Deposit
2/2 Condo/w/washer/dryer, screened-in
porch/newer condo/near UF/Shands/located
off 34th & Archer Rd./$750 per month-
call 317-5060 8-27-09-5-2


1 MONTH FREE RENT
*1BR/1BA walk to UF $460-$475 0 2BR
$525 0 3BR/2BA, fenced yard $1100.
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-9-09-75-2

FOXMOOR -2 bdr / 1.5 ba, condo w/W&D.
Perfect for grad students. 1 blk from UF (by
Hilton@UF) Near SW Rec & UF/City bus-
lines. Immed. Avail. No pets. Non-smokers.
$685/mo + Util. 772-538-5792 or 561-594-
4486 8-24-09-2-2

400$ +1/3 utils 1BR in 4/2 Big House, com-
mon area furnished, wireless internet, W/D, 2
living rooms, kitchen, garage, porch. Contact
Mark at 386-566-4440 or
ripthesea@yahoo.com 8-24-09-2-2

Houses
Close to Campus

2/1 713 NW 30th Ave 650
3/1 503 NW 6th Ave remodeled $950
3/1 1607 NW 8th Ave wood firs $975
4/2 541 NW 34th St new appl. $995
4/2 3737 SW4th PI 1918 sq ft $1350
4/2.5 212 NW 21st St 1 mo. free $2000
4/2.5 16 NW 29th St brand new $2000
Edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW 6th St-375-7104
8-31-09-7-2


AVAILABLE NOW!
Nice 1BR/1BA apt. Close to campus and
convenient to everything. $395. Call Richard
371-4367 8-27-09-5-2

GREAT DEAL ON 2/2.5 TOWNHOME.
Kensington North, quiet neighborhood close
to campus, on busline, with pool and gym.
Washer and dryer in unit. $700 or best offer.
Call Amy at 813-205-3533. 8-27-09-5-2

Great Apartments Immediate Occupancy
* 1BD/1BA- 1 Block to UF, Conv. and
Comfortable. $550/month and Utilities
* Great Townhouse on Bus Lines
2BD/2.5BA in Pool Community $800/month
Century 21 Classic Properties ext 107
352-331-2100 1-800-466-3429
8-24-09-2-2







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2 Bedroom-2 Full Bath Modern Condo. One
Car Garage plus reserved parking. Tiffany
Condos -NW 23rd Blvd. $850 mo + $500 dep
tiffany@NFMLLC.com, 352-514-1800. Pics
at tinyurl.com/tiffany4 9-8-09-12-2


1104 SW 7th Ave #A Gainesville, FL 32605.
For rent. 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms.
1 bedroom available. 2 other rooms occupied.
Rent $500. Walking distance to campus.
Call Frank at (850)519-2180. Available now.
8-26-09-15-3

Sublease at Cottage Grove. 1BR/1BTH
in 4/4 $615/mnth 1st mnth FREE! utilities/
cable/internet incl. unfurnished. free parking
& tanning. 407-748-1087- kkavanaugh@ufl.
edu 8-17-09-5-3

Will pay $500 cash + Move-in fees- Total
value of $735!!! Take over lease 8/09-7/10
at Univ House. 1/1 in 4/4 6 blks to UF. Fully
furn, walk in closet, all utils incl. Priced from
$550/mo ktershowski@ufl.edu 813 503-1117
8-17-09-5-3

2/2 Condo at The Links at Haile Plantation
for sublease beginning September 4, 2009
(flexible). No Security deposit. Call Debbie at
305-794-9734. 8-26-09-5-3

one bedroom sublease in a 4/4 apt of girls.
private room and bath.$565 mth.
941-914-5255 8-27-09-5-3

WALK TO SFC
The Crossings at Santa Fe. $519/mo for
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Share with 2 other
girls. Availalbe Sept '09 thru Aug '10. Pool.
Call 328-5101 8-27-09-5-3


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2BR/1BA Only $506/mo! Need Filled by
9/1 On bus route, minutes from mall. Pets
Welcome, fee already paid, no deposit re-
quired. Call 352-328-8852. 8-27-09-5-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
12-9-75-4


-::2 Blocks To UF Female & Co-Ed:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $349. 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 8-17-
09-25-4

Renovated, beautiful condo.'Close to
Shands, VA, campus. Prefer female. $525/
mo includes utils. Call (386)871-7184 8-28-
09-30-4

Female roommate needed, beauti-
fully renovated, furnished condo, 1 mile
from UF, $425/MO includes cable,
internet, utilities, pool + fitness room,
and on bus route, 352 262-2871 8-17-09-
8-4

1st MO FREE RENT. Countryside Share
4BR/4BA upgraded furn condo w/ 2 other
students. 1.5 miles to UF on bus rte, pool,
W/D, cable & utils incl. $425/mo. Call 386-
672-6969 or 386-295-7929. Avail Aug 1st.
8-17-09-16-4


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1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES IN FURNISHED
4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF. $345/mo incl
Pool, laundry facility. 914 SW 8th Ave. 378-
4626 8-24-09-12-4

COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT
$395.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED
NO MOVE IN COST
Call Frances 352-375-8787
Rent Florida Realty
10-28-09-60-4

Roommate wanted for furnished BD in
Creeks Edge Condos. Close to UF & Santa
Fe. Incl pool, tennis courts, workout room,
clubhouse, outdoor grills & picnic tables.
Very wooded & quiet. (407) 276-5702
8-27-09-14-4

female roommate wanted, furnished
townhouse, all utilities plus cable, internet,
clubhouse, etc., 10 min from UF, newberry
and 1-75 $400 954-557-4769
baezwpa@bellsouth.net
8-17-09-10-4

Male, grad student, small furnished apt on
side of private home close to UF. One per-
son only. No pets. Cable, patio, clean, quiet.
$500 pm, utilities included. 336-5808 8-31-
09-16-4

1 Person needed to share huge Mansion.
6bed/4bth, billiard room, workout room, 3
kitchens!! $375 per month. Off Sorority Row/
Depot AVE minutes from UF. Call Anthony
352-337-1330
8-17-10-4

Above Dragonfly/101 Downtown. 1
person needed to share 3/3 luxury condo.
$495 p/m. Private bath. Upgraded luxury
unit. Call Anthony 352-337-1330
8-17-10-4


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Seeking students for 3/2 home w/ 2 rooms
for rent. 1600 sq. ft, 1 acre lot in Meadows
on the Prairie. Facebook Mike Rollins for
pict. 727-224-5852. $550/mo everything incl
8-24-09-10-4

2 Rooms Avail in New 3/3 Condo
Completely furnished, private bath. W/D,
utilities, internet included Close to UF and on
bus line. Avail 8/1 $575 (full) or $475 (twin)
Female Pref 813-995-2112 8-17-09-9-4

1BR avail in 4BR Countryside @ University
condo. Poolside, $400/mo. incl all (no cap
on elec) Common areas furnished. All new
appliances. Call 561-718-7637 or 561-753-
5794. 8-24-09-9-4

Young professional seeking grad/law stu-
dent house roomate. Quiet neighborhood,
short drive/bike ride to campus, walking dis-
tance to Starbucks! Must love dogs. $450 per
month.
E-mail Chris: trinitytennis@gmail.com 8-31-
09-13-4

Female roommate pref for furn/unfurn
lbr/lba in a 2br/2.5ba townhouse in quiet
SW neighborhood near UF & Shands. AVAIL
NOW, M-to-M lease, $450/month & $250
refundable deposit. Call Ann 352-870-7414
8-23-10-4

$350 MOVES YOU IN! Need 1 roommate to
rent rm in a 3/2 FULLY FURNISHED house.
5 mins to UF. 10 mins to Santa Fe. No sec or
util deposit. Split utils, maid & yard man, W/D,
Irg yard, family & living rm 813-362-7729
8-28-09-4-4

BRAND NEW HOUSE needs 1 more
roommate for Fall. 1 Unfurnished BR/bath,
$530/mo+ Util. 8 blocks N of UF! house built
Sept '08. email Davek at dflorida9@yahoo.
com for pics/info! 8-17-6-4

Southfork Oaks; 2 Bd/2.5 Ba;
Clean, studious, female rmmate needed.
$415/mo + utilities. Water incld.
Call cell 954-579-9368. Leave message
8-28-11-4

Prefer prof femalel/grad student. Master BR/
pvt BA. Fresh paint. Lots of closet space.
Fully equipped kitchen. Cent H/A, W/D,
Internet. $300/mo + 1/2 utils. 1st, last, + $200
sec dep. Sue 352-375-5377 or 352-373-6066
8-17-09-6-4


Room starting at $299
has everything, walkin closet, pvt BA,
W/D, DW, built-in micro, tile & carpet, $99
DEPOSIT SPECIAL, 505-9264 or 870-0904
8-17-09-4-4

Female for upstairs 4/bed 4/bath Countryside
@ UF Condo fully furnished, $435 incl utilities
cable/internet W/D pool work-out fac. semes-
ter renter ok, great bus route. 904-612-3944
9-8-09-15-4

AVAILABLE NOW 1 BD in 4BD/2BA house
with 3 females. Rent is $400/mo + 1/4 utili-
ties. Pets welcome. Cable hook ups and
wireless internet. weelo25@ufl.edu 8-31-
09-10-4

Roommate wanted to share 3br/2ba house
w/pool near UF campus. No pets, No smok-
ing.
$395/month +1/3 utilities.
Call 321-537-6212 for more info 9-8-09-15-
4

Female Student Wanted! Gorgeous room
available in spacious new 2BR/2BA at
Royale Palms. 18 steps from UF campus on
sorority row. $760 rent per month includes
utlities,cable, and internet. Available Aug 8,
first month free! Contact Kathy at 954-604-
0570 or email at kryzoc@gmail.com. 8-24-
09-5-4

Close to UF. New Carpet&Paint! $425
Private 1BED/1BA in clean FULLY
FURNISHED 4/4 APT.ALL UTILITIES
INCL!Cable,wireless internet,pool,w/d in
unit.Non-smoking student.954-593-3063
8-17-09-3-4

Hate long bus rides? Be in class/Shands/
VA in 5 mins. Share 2/1 at Summit House
Condos, $375/mo + 1/2 util.$200 sec. dep.
No pets per complex, Available immed. Call
Tim 352-843-0220 8-31-9-4


Male college student preferred. 4BR/4BA
Countryside condo. Own bathroom, W/D,
hi-speed internet, on bus rte. Utils included.
$450/mo. 863-634-1893. Available immedi-
ately. 8-26-09-5-4

1BR in 3BR/2BA GREENLEAF
Furnished condo. W/D, free TV cable. $350/
mo + 1/3 utils. Call 352-260-3359 8-26-09-
5-4

$250 or $325 MOVES YOU IN.2 roommates
share 3BR/2.5BA furn townhome w/UF
UG.CasaBlanca West.pool, patio.No dogs.
Near bus to campus.M-M.786.299.8626 or
786.514.5319. 8-26-09-5-4

1 female roommate needed. Move in now.
Poolside 1/1 in 4/4 at Countryside. $425/mo.
Internet, W/D, great deal and location. Call
386-676-9703 or nukkenl@aol.com 8-27-
09-5-4

Walk to UF 1# and deposit cost $350 a
month plus utilities and satellite furnished
with kingsize bd, desk and TV. Call Jim at
375-9411 or 215-1164 for the right person.
8-17-09-1-4

Roommate Wanted in Rockwood Villas 1
bedroom private bath available in a 3/3. Room
available immediatley,August rent free. On
bus route to UF and Santa Fe College. Call
Jeff at 352-538-7521 8-28-09-6-4

Need roommate pref. male for 2 bed 2 1/2
bath townhouse style apt on sw 10th st and
sw 7th ave behind Norman Hall (Taylor
Square) $650/month flat rate, everything in-
cluded. call 772-370-5006 8-27-5-4

3BR/3BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Country-side
condo. $435/mo/room, + utils incl. Direct
bus to UF 3 mi. Bball, pool, exercise room,
nicely furn. 3rd Fir. W/D, wireless. Flo 352-
357-9656, Sebastian 352-874-8905 8-31-
09-7-4

CLEAN+QUIET STUDENT/PROF WANTED
Private bed/bath in 2/2 1300sf pvt condo
15m toUF,2m toMall-Quiet,Nice Nghbrhood
common areas frnshd,w/d,pool.NO smk/pets
$425+1/2 util. call alex 352-514-0405 8-28-
09-6-4

Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
8-28-6-4

Serious but fun medical student needs 2
roommates for 3BR condo. 1BR furn, the
other not. Moderate drinking okay but no
drunks or drugs. $375/mo + 1/3 utils. Call
(386) 397-6775 8-27-09-5-4

Male roommate needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA
house w/yng prof $400/mo +1/2 util Directv,
ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, ofc space
pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. UF-15 min drive,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297
7-31-7-4

******YOU FOUND IT******
NW Gainesville Cozy home. 3 furn BDs on
bus rt 8. 3 mi to UF, 5 to SFC. Female seek-
ing same. W/D. Wireless inet Bonus! School
parking paid $425 all incl. (239) 220-3771
8-27-09-5-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
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Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
8-17-25-5

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. 8-17-25-5


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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 8-17-25-5

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEWCONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt
Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
8-17-09-25-5


WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
8-17-09-25-5

RENT TO BUY OR
SELL W/OWNER FINANCING.
Lovely 3BR/2BA near UF. 378-4626 or 262-
4290 See at chesnutlending.com/properties.
8-24-09-12-5

Gainesville NW-Vintage 3 floor, 3/2 on
buildable 3 parcel lot. Heart of Pine floors &
detailing, 2 zone A/C. Updated elec/plumb-
ing. Home warranty incl, all appls.
Excellent condition $215,900
(772)359-2797
8-17-09-10-5


2001 2BR/2BA Mobile Home
in Oak Park Village. Includes appliances,
10x10 shed, awning. $12,000. 352-424-0687
8-24-09-10-5

Tumbling Creek Condo. Creek Front
1BR/1BA Wood flooring $59900
352-493-3487 8-31-14-5

2006 Homes of Merrit 3/2 excellent condi-
tion 28x56 double wide in Westgage Mobile
Manor.Storage shed all appliances included.
Great home for students. Only $39,999
352-214-8310 or email
dblochkell@yahoo.com 8-31-09-9-5


BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 8-17-09-25-6

BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 8-17-09-25-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 8-17-09-25-6

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. 8-17-09-25-6

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
8-17-25-6

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 8-17-09-25-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
8-18-09-25-6

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 8-18-
25-6


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 8-17-09-25-6

**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.
8-17-25-6

Your roommate hasn't done the dishes in
How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the
Alligator Classifieds.


BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846.8-17-25-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
8-17-25-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-17-09-
25-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $160. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 8-17-25-6

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 8-17-25-6


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TWIN set $49, FULL set $69; QUEEN set
$89; KING set $99. CALL-A-MATTRESS
2 locations: 4390 SW 20th Ave 352-376-0953
& downtown 203 SW 16th Ave 352-378-6005
8-25-09-8-6

Mattress Set Purchased new for guest bed-
room never used. Paid over $350 Sell for
$250 like new. Close to UF. Call James
373-6078 8-28-09-7-6

05 PC Bedroom set $275
*Dining table w/ four chairs $125
*Queen & Full mattress sets $90/set
Call Billy 215-3403 9-9-09-14-6


CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S
Buy Sell Trade Any Condition
336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 8-17-
09-25-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
8-17-09-25-7


COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
8-17-09-25-7

Get Apple Products Free
Why Buy? Get One Free
MacBook Air,Mac Mini,
iPhone 3GS, iPod Nano
www.alx9.com/FreeApple 8-17-09-1-7


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)
8-17-25-9


Triathlon?
Learn more about triathlons at one of our
FREE clinics! All experience levels welcome!
352-573-9481
www.pointyhelmetcoaching.com
8-28-09-6-9




***PARKING***
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-17-09-25-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370
8-24-09-25-10


PARKING SPACES
FOR RENT $60/mo.
Call 372-4903 or 917-416-6968 8-27-09-9-
10

PARKING 60 SECONDS TO UF
Next to McDonalds NW 13th St. Call for se-
mester rates: 352-538-2454. 8-24-09-5-10

GLASS TOP 4-SEAT KITCHEN
TABLE Like new. $550.
Call 491-2930 8-17-09-2-10

PLAY & BUY DRUMS, GUITARS, MORE
@ STUDIO PERCUSSION
www.STUDIOPERCUSSION.org
(352) 338-8302 9-18-20-10

Orange & Blue Thank You Notes
8/$3.49+ship
www.polite-expressions.com/
orangeblusplendorblopolous.html
8-17-09-2-10





***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM**
FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP 11TH YEAR
OEM + AFTERMARKET PARTS + ACCY'S
HUGE TIRE SELECTION IN STOCK, CALL
FOR PRICES + DISCOUNTS 352-377-6974
8-17-09-25-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
8-17-09-25-11

***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 8-17-08-
25-11


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
8-17-09-25-11

***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! 8-17-09-25-11

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
8-17-08-25-11

SWAMP CYCLES
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles, Scooters, Accessories & Service.
633 NW 13th Street www.swampcycles.com
8-17-25-11


*00000 SCOOTERS 000000
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
8-17-09-25-11


**SCOOTER RENTALS**
Rent for a day, week, semester, or rent to
own! Reserve now for Game Day Weekends!
NS4L.com 352-336-1271 8-17-09-12-11


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 12-9-75-12

CARS CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
12-9-75-12


$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
12-9-75-12


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and up.
Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619 8-17-
25-12


**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
8-17-25-12


CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas, Chevys, Jeeps and More!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
10-30-09-50-12


JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY
You pay only $50
Must have title! Metro GNV only!
Call Don 215-7987 8-17-25-12


WE BUY JUNK CARS
Titles Only. Call K.T. (352) 281-9980
8-17-09-24-12

$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For Your Unwanted Cars
Junk!! Trucks, RVs, & Wrecks!!!
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-365-1855 & 386-234-0075
8-24-09-10-12


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 9-28-
50-13


UF GRAD PAYS MORE
forgold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
8-17-09-25-13


BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948 8-17-09-25-13

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.

Looking for someone to help me learn to rake
knit a hat, second and fourth wednesdays of
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40, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009


UF RUNNING BACKS

Moody fights through injuries


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org
Emmanuel Moody still thinks he can make a big
impact for the Gators.
If he does, it will be a long time coming.
Moody transferred to UF from USC after his
freshman season, which ended early due to an an-
kle injury, the first of his career.
"It's one of those deals where I never thought I
would be that guy because I've never had any inju-
ries all through high school, never had it until later
my freshman year," Moody said. "It's just unfortu-
nate. It has been unfortunate."
The injury with the Trojans may have been his
first, but it certainly wasn't his last.
Moody has battled a series of ankle injuries and
a broken hand since moving to Gainesville, and he
started off fall practice on the stationary bike rather
than on the field.
Though he is still not 100 percent, he has started
practicing in a more limited role and is trying to re-
main upbeat about his chances of contributing this
fall.
"There's times where I can come in (the training
room) every day like, 'What the heck am I doing in
here?'" Moody said. "But it's not going to do me
any good. I've got to keep a positive attitude and
just keep going.
"I've been doing this for 15 years now and this is
all I know what to do is just keep going when I face
adversity."
The latest bit of adversity came a week before
practice was set to begin when an impromptu work-
out with Aaron Hernandez got overly competitive.
Moody was playing one-on-one defense on the big
tight end with freshman Jordan Reed throwing
passes.
Reed threw a high ball and Moody jumped to


make the play before coming down on Hernandez's
ankle.
Last season, the 6-foot, 210-pound running back
rushed for 417 yards on 58 carries 116 of those
yards coming in a blowout win against The Cita-
del in between injuries that either kept him from
playing altogether, or pushed him further back on
the depth chart as he was unable to practice.
Circumstances have worn on Moody so badly
that he admitted to having thoughts about quiting,
though he never seriously considered following
through on them.
"It's one of those deals where I never
thought I would be that guy because I've
never had any injuries all through high
school, never had it until later my fresh-
man year. It's just unfortunate. It has
been unfortunate."
Emmanuel Moody
UFjunior running back

"It's definitely making me more mentally tough
because there's times where it does cross my mind
- is football for me sometimes? Does God want me
to continue football?" Moody said. "We all have
times where I'm sure you guys had times in your
lives where you know, you have thoughts, of
course."
Despite his seemingly endless string of inju-
ries coach Urban Meyer has called him an "in-
jury magnet" running backs coach Kenny Carter
maintains that there is a place for the tailback when-
ever he gets healthy.
"It doesn't concern me. It is what it is. It happens
every time and you just go with it," Carter said.
"When he's ready to go, we'll play him. When he's
not ready to go, that's why you recruit."


Harrison Diamond/Alligator Staff
UF running back Emmanuel Moody has battled injury throughout
his time in Gainesville. He is now rehabbing a sprained ankle.


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Sports
MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Spikes sets standard at LB


By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org

It's up to Brandon Spikes
to keep the UF linebacker tra-
dition alive and kicking.
Amid his goals of win-
ning a third national title and
preparing for an NFL career,
Spikes will have to do as his
predecessors and groom re-
placements.
During Spikes' freshman
year, starter Brandon Siler
took him under his wing and
showed him what it took to be
a successful middle lineback-
er. The importance of hav-
ing Siler now with the San
Diego Chargers as a tutor
isn't lost on Spikes.
"Without Brandon Siler,
I don't think I would've be-
come the player I've become,"
he said.
Now, it's time for Spikes
to pass that along to freshmen
Jelani Jenkins and Jon Bostic,
both of whom say they're
more concerned with learning
from Spikes this season than
trying to take anyone's start-
ing job.
Bostic figures to play
the same role Spikes did as
a freshman. The 6-foot-i,
235-pounder from Wellington
Palm Beach Central High has
earned plenty of praise dur-
ing the offseason that should
translate into playing time.
"I come out every day to
get better, but I'm also there
to learn," Bostic said. "I'm


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
UF senior Brandon Spikes gives the defense a standout
leader at the key position of middle linebacker.


learning behind one of the
best linebackers in the coun-
try, and I'm trying to watch
what he does and do the same
things he does."
Spikes' decision to return
for his senior season makes
the linebacker position load-
ed with experience. Spikes,
A.J. Jones, Dustin Doe, Ryan
Stamper and Brandon Hicks


were all reliable last year,
though Doe is in hot water
following a July arrest for
driving with a suspended li-
cense.
Doe was suspended from
the team, and it's unclear
whether he'll return in time to
reclaim a starting role.
"What's great about the
SEE BACKERS, PAGE 46


Jobs not safe on D-line


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

It's hard to argue UF's defense
- which coach Urban Meyer said
has a chance to go down as one of
the best ever has a weak link,
but the one unit that seems to of-
fer up the most questions is the
line.
Perhaps that says more about
the secondary and linebackers,
but the tackle position is the most
competitive battle for a starting
spot on the defense.
Juniors Lawrence Marsh and
Terron Sanders stepped into
starting roles last year and are
the favorites to hold their posi-
tions, but if they falter, freshman
Omar Hunter and sophomore
Jaye Howard have impressed the
coaching staff in practice.
"If they don't go out and prac-
tice well, and they don't play
well, then they're not going to
play at all," defensive coordina-
tor Charlie Strong said of the po-
sition battles.
Sanders said he feels good
about where he stands in the
pecking order, but admitted the
competition for playing time is
fierce.
"I really feel as though only
certain spots on the team are ce-
mented, especially on the defen-
sive front," Sanders said. "Every
day is a competition, and every
day is a challenge, and every day
could make or break your chances
of starting or getting the bulk of


the playing time."
The end positions are more
solidified, as senior Jermaine
Cunningham and junior Carlos
Dunlap have two years as starters
under their belts.
Strong told an anecdote at UF's
Media Day illus-
,trating the type of
understanding that
can come only with
Football ample experience.
In the national
championship
game, Oklahoma faced third and
2 with the ball on the hash mark
closest to its own bench. The
Sooners subbed in bigger per-
sonnel to try to pick up the first
down, and Strong was unable to
counter with subs of his own for
fear of having too many men on
the field or burning a timeout.
Linebacker Ryan Stamper
stuffed up the play for a loss,
but when Dunlap came off the
field, he had something to say to
Strong.
"He said, 'Coach, we were in
the wrong defense! We can't run
that defense against that person-
nel grouping,'" Strong said. "I
said, 'I never thought you would
know that. I'm glad you did.'"
Junior Justin Trattou will be
pushing for playing time on the
outside, and a high football IQ
could end up being the difference
the coaches are looking for.
Defensive line coach Dan Mc-
Carney said the talent is there for
SEE D-LINE, PAGE 46


Freshmen: Follow these guidelines to ensure the best UF sports experience


I really feel bad for all you freshmen.
You're never going to enjoy the
cheap, fattening, how-can-it-take-this-
long-to-take-a-hamburger-order experi-
ence that was Wendy's inside the Reitz
Union.
The old faithful institution I swear it
was open more hours in a day than most
people are awake is no longer with us.
It is being replaced by Cheeburger Chee-
burger, which I hear is a little more expen-
sive with a little more quality.
Still, the UF class of 2013 never gets to
eat at Wendy's in the Reitz. There's just


something weird
about that I feel
like you're missing
out on something.
Here are three tips
Phil Kegler to make sure you
Don't have similar re-
Phil on the Hill grets when it comes
pkegler@alligator.org t
to your UF athletics
experience.
First of all, do yourself a favor and know
what's going on with the Gators. At the
absolute, scrape-the-bottom-of-the-barrel
minimum that means the football team


(and more than, "Oh yeah, there's that
Tebow dude."). Consider upping yourself
to decent casual fan status and learn about
the men's basketball team.
But really, you should indulge your-
self and learn something about some of
the smaller sports. I know I'm one of the
biggest champions of the worthiness of
smaller sports i.e. you're rarely, if ever,
watching this sport on ESPN or ESPN2 -
but there is something to be said for the
fact that 18 UF sports made it into their
NCAA Tournaments.
(Let me quickly plug our graphic on


page 44. It's an excellent primer to catch
you up on all the sports that will compete
during the fall.)
Second, go to the home football games.
This sounds obvious enough, right? Yet
you will know people who willingly
choose not to go each week. (I apologize in
advance for the terrible students who only
got student tickets to sell them to the high-
est bidder each week. Dante has a special
circle in hell for these pseudo-ticket bro-
kers.)

SEE PHIL, PAGE 46


l "When I get my hamstring 100 per-
cent, yes sir, I will be in those races. I
will issue a challenge right now: When
I'm healthy, I gotta have both of them."
-Andre Debose on battling Chris Rainey
and Deonte Thompson for fastest Gator.


* The UF volleyball team will be
available to sign autographs in the
O'Connell Center at 1-2 p.m. on
Aug. 23. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.,
and the Orange & Blue Scrimmage will
start around 2 p.m.


*g POL QUSTO


Today's question: What should be the football
team's goal?

Previous question: What will be the closest
margin of a UF football game this year? (see
right for results)


Percent (Votes)
W, 1-6 pts 50% (156)
W, 7-13 pts 26% (80)
L, 1-6 pts 13% (39)
W, 14+ pts 9% (29)
L, 7+ pts 3% (8)
312 TOTAL VOTES






42, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009


Final O-line spot up for grabs


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

With the departure of seniors Phil Traut-
wein and Jason Watkins, the Gators will look
to reshuffle the offensive line heading into the
2009 season.
Mike and Maurkice Pouncey are givens.
Carl Johnson and Marcus Gilbert will be in the
trenches as well. The last spot isn't so black
and white.
Johnson, who started at left guard last
year, worked out at left tackle in the spring.
But with the emergence of sophomore tackle
Matt Patchan, Johnson could be slated for a
move back inside despite his desire to remain
at tackle.
"That's what I want, but our offense is
predicated off middle push, so if I have to play
guard and that's what it takes to get another
championship, then let's go to Pasadena,"
Johnson said.
The junior is happy to be back on the field
after a tumultuous offseason.
Johnson underwent knee surgery a week
after UF's win against Oklahoma in the BCS
National Championship Game.
Then, in February, he was arrested for al-
legedly violating a restraining order after he
boarded a bus with his ex-girlfriend, who had
filed a temporary injunction against him. All
charges were eventually dismissed.
"You have to surround yourself with good
people, strong coaching staff like the one we
have here," Johnson said. "If you got enough
support behind you, you can get through any-
thing."


Patchan, who weighed just 260 pounds in
the spring, put on nearly 30 pounds this sum-
mer and has impressed so far this fall.
The sophomore arrived in Gainesville as a
240-pound defensive lineman but could be a
star in the making on offense.
Patchan, who hopes to eventually weigh
in at 300 pounds, has Johnson to thank for his
new puffed-up frame.
"That's what I want, but our offense
is predicated off middle push, so if I
have to play guard and that's what it
takes to get another championship,
then let's go to Pasadena."
Carl Johnson
UFjunior offensive lineman


"If you need to gain weight, go eat with Carl
(Johnson)," Patchan said. "That's the trick -
eat like Carl eats."
Patchan's long arms and athleticism make
him an ideal choice at tackle.
If Patchan can lock down a spot at left tackle
and Johnson slides back to guard, junior Maur-
kice Pouncey would remain at center.
Sophomore center Sam Robey has drawn
rave reviews from coaches and could see time
up front.
If Robey ends up on the ball, Pouncey would
work at guard with Johnson at left tackle. James
Wilson should also see time in the rotation but
could have a hard time cracking the lineup be-
hind Patchan and Robey.
Only Gilbert, who is a mainstay at right
tackle, is set in stone.


UF offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey started all 14 games at center in
2008, but he could move to left guard for the upcoming campaign.


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UF RUNNING BACKS

Demps, Rainey anchor speedy UF running attack


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

UF opponents should prepare
to be hit with a steady dose of light-
ning and more lightning this season,
as sophomore speedsters Jeff Demps
and Chris Rainey are expected to
take the bulk of the carries out of the
backfield.
Though neither are prototypical
between-the-tackles runners, run-
ning backs coach Kenny Carter has
set lofty goals for his unit, but not
necessarily any one player.
"We're concerned about what
we do as a unit, not what we do as
individuals because it doesn't mat-
ter," he said. "If we're productive
as a unit, that's the deal. It was the
second-most productive unit in the
history of Florida football last sea-
son, and we intend to do better than
that."
Demps has garnered praise from
the coaching staff for his ability to
do everything out of the backfield.
He has shown a good understand-
ing of the offense, the ability to pick
up blitzes and has become a viable
receiving option, something that has
put him in contention to see a signif-
icant amount of time in the hybrid
position that Percy Harvin made so
deadly in his time as a Gator.
Coach Urban Meyer said Rainey
has shown vast improvement in
contributing to all areas of the game,
pointing out that the running back
has become more "intelligent" and
"mature," two words he joked he
never thought he would use to de-


scribe him.
The other tailback who saw a sig-
nificant amount of playing time last
season is junior Emmanuel Moody,
who spent the first two days of prac-
tice on a stationary bike while bat-
tling an ankle injury.
Moody, who is listed at 210
pounds, outweighs Demps and
Rainey by about 30 pounds and
is considered a better option in a
more pro-style system that requires
pounding the ball up the middle.
With talk of an under-center
package being put into the offense, it
seemed Moody would finally have
a chance to cement a role on in the
backfield. However, there was not a
single snap taken from under center
by anyone other than punter Chas
Henry in the first two open prac-
tices, and Carter dispelled notions
that Moody is the only UF runner
physical enough to be effective in
that scenario.
"If you're a running back at Flor-
ida and you're productive, you're
going to get the ball," Carter said.
"One person specifically, we're not
going to say, 'OK, because we're
under center, we're going to do this,
we're going to do that.' The whole
thing is when Emmanuel is healthy
and ready to play, then he'll play.
When Chris and Jeff are ready to
play, then they'll play. One specific
person because of whether we're
under center or not doesn't matter.
It doesn't matter."
Senior Brandon James and fresh-
man Mike Gillislee will provide in-
surance in the event injuries force
the coaching staff to reach deeper


into the depth chart.
With so much emphasis on the
success of the unit as a whole, Carter
isn't concerned with the prospect of
losing Moody, or any other tailback,


to injury.
"One of my coaches that I
coached for a long time ago told
me, 'You play with who you have,'"
Carter said. "That's why you recruit,


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you're nervous, then that means you
don't have good enough players on
your roster, so at Florida you're not
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E STATE OF THE PROGRAM


It's hard to say if there's been a more anticipated football season in school his-
tory. The Gators enter the fall as the consensus preseason pick to win the national
title and become the first undisputed repeat champ since Nebraska in 1994-95.
There has even been talk of UF going undefeated for the first time in school history,
which isn't surprising since the team returns all but four starters from the squad that
took home the crystal ball in 2008.
The offense is again led by 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow who is play-
ing in his final season and trying to cement his legacy as one of the best college
football players of all time. The defense returns an extraordinary amount of depth
with every starter and back-up returning from 2008 and plenty of capable freshmen
ready to step in.
Perhaps the only question mark comes from the loss of electrifying playmaker
Percy Harvin, who left for the NFL after his junior season and was selected by the
Minnesota Vikings in the first round. Defenses constantly had to pay attention to Har-
vin, allowing the Gators to make them pay by spreading the ball around.


Coach Mary Wise has led the Gators to 18 consecutive Southeastern Conference
titles, but UF has never won a national championship despite routinely finishing as one of
the nation's top 10 teams.
The Gators head into this season as the No. 9 team in the country with hopes of mak-
ing it past the Sweet Sixteen, which has become the common exit point over the last few
years.
Defensive specialist Cristina Diaz and middle blocker Kelsey Bowers are the only two
players UF lost to graduation as the Gators supremely talented freshman class of a year
ago will now have a season's worth of experience under its belt.
Led by National Freshman of the Year Kelly Murphy, a legitimate triple-double threat
every night, and Colleen Ward, who emerged as a steady offense weapon from the
outside, UF will still rely heavily on underclassmen for production.
This will be the last go-around for senior Elyse Cusack, the greatest libero in school his-
tory, and the pressure to win while she still roams the back line will be great.


This season will prove to be a big turning point for the UF women's basketball
program. Coach Amanda Butler enters her third season at the helm after a miracu-
lous two-year turnaround, but the Gators will be without First Team All-SEC guard
Sha Brooks and Second Team All-SEC forward Marshae Dotson.
While lacking the star power of 2008-09, guard Jennifer Mossor returns for her
senior year after missing most of last season with an ACL injury. Three-point specialist
Jordan Jones, a South Carolina transfer, is eligible this season. Two incoming recruits
pack a lot of promise as well: 5-foot-1 1 Ms. North Carolina Basketball Christal
Caldwell and 5-foot-7 Georgia Class AAAA Girl's Basketball Player of the Year Tes-
sah Holt, both guards.
The Gators had a 1 0-win improvement in 2007-08 followed by a return to the
NCAA Tournament and a top-10 finish in 2008-09. Now Butler and UF face the test
of continuing to meet rising expectations.







After a season that ended in disappointment, the men's team will have to make up
for the loss of four-time All-American Billy Horschel. Seniors Tyson Alexander and Tim
McKenney will be looked upon to carry the load and fill the void left by Horschel.
The young women's team felt some growing pains last season after playing with
a lineup full of freshmen and sophomores for most of the year. However, this summer
the Gators hired a new head coach in Jan Dowling in hopes of a return to promi-
nence. All-SEC junior Jessica Yadloczky will have to receive some help from talented
sophomores Andrea Watts and Evan Jensen if the team wants to bounce back from a
difficult year.


UF is coming off of a second straight year without an NCAA Tournament appear-
ance, and became the first team since Michigan State in 1981 not to make the Big
Dance in consecutive years after winning the national title.
With the departure of star point guard Nick Calathes, who is now playing profes-
sionally in Greece, the Gators, who finished 25-1 1, again enter the season with more
questions than answers.
In the backcourt, UF returns sophomore Erving Walker and has recently signed
Israeli point guard Nimrod Tishman. The 6-foot-6 Tishman averaged more than 18
points per game in the under-1 8 European Championships.
UF's season likely hinges on the development of 6-foot-10 Georgetown transfer
Vernon Macklin and true freshman guard Kenny Boynton.
Macklin averaged 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in 2007-08 at George-
town while super recruit Boynton put up 31 points per contest as a senior at Planta-
tion American Heritage High School.
If Macklin and Boynton pan out and the Gators continue to see growth from vet-
eran forwards Alex Tyus and Chandler Parsons, UF is good enough to play their way
back to the Big Dance.


For the last two seasons, it has been a toss up between Meghan Berlingo and
Katie Fraine for the Gators starting goalie job.
Berlingo made the choice easy for UF coach Becky Burleigh this offseason by
packing her bags for Washington State.
The two rotated in goal on a game-to-game basis for most of the season, but it
was Fraine who played every minute during their NCAA Tournament run, which prob-
ably played a big role in Berlingo's decision.
Fraine will be aided by the return of all four starting defenders from last year
including Lauren Hyde who has made an All-SEC team in each of her three years.
The offensive attack lost Ameera Abdullah and Megan Kerns, but returns budding
stars Tahnai Annis and Lindsay Thompson.
The Gators will again be ready to make a run in the NCAA Tournament and will
try to advance past the round of 16 for the first time since 2005.







The UF women's cross country team finished 17th in last year's NCAA Champion-
ships, but coach Todd Morgan's squad will have a good chance to break into the top
10 in 2009.
The Gators lost just two runners to graduation, and after sitting out last season
with an injury, Rebecca Lowe will be a nice addition to a team featuring 2008 SEC
Female Freshman of the Year Genevieve LaCaze and junior Ali Crabb.
All-American Jeremy Criscione reached the NCAA Championships for UF's men's
team a year ago. But Criscione is gone, and the rest of the team did not qualify for
the NCAA Championships. Sean Blaney and the other five seniors could have a long
road ahead of them.










The No. 14 UF women's tennis team advanced to the Sweet 16 in College Station,
Texas, where it was defeated 4-2 by then-No. 2 Georgia. All scholarship players
return for the fall, including No. 7 Marrit Boonstra, who notched her 50th career win
before bowing out in the singles quarterfinals.
The Gators, plagued by injury in the spring, will introduce prospects Lauren Em-
bree (ranked the No. 2 recruit), Allie Will, Caroline Hitimana and Claire Bartlett.
On the men's side, No. 1 1 UF hopes to build on a season that showed promise for
the future. Like the women's squad, the Gators started four underclassmen regularly,
led by southpaw freshman Carlos Cueto (No. 25).


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Decision to return provides confidence for reaching ultimate potential


BACKERS, from page 41
linebacker position is you have
them all back, with a leader in
Spikes, then you have Stamper
back, you have A.J. Jones back and
you have Brandon Hicks," defen-
sive coordinator Charlie Strong
said. "The battles are always there,


and then with a young Jelani Jen-
kins and Bostic, the key thing for
those young kids is they have to
watch the upperclassmen work,
and their opportunity will come."
Stamper has long been de-
scribed as one of the most respect-
ed players on the team, but there's
no question who has the biggest
impact at the position. Spikes led


the Gators with 93 tackles in 2008,
tied for second on the team with
four interceptions
and returned two of
those for scores.
He locks down
Football the middle of the
field, but he's free
to roam and has a keen sense of
where he needs to be to make a


big play. Also, Spikes said he'll be
used more on the outside this sea-
son to put pressure on opposing
quarterbacks.
That makes for a dangerous
package, one his position mates
are ecstatic to have around.
"It made us really happy know-
ing that we had a leader coming
back. It's always a great thing to


have because without a leader you
can trust, you pretty much don't
have a team," Hicks said. "Spikes
returning really put that com-
pleteness that we needed on our
defense. Instead of looking for a
leader, we already have one that's
going to lead us to the promised
land, and that's where we plan to
get to."


PHIL, from page 41


Yep, people go to the library or other "usually
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Third, become a Rowdy Reptile as quickly as
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uniform?" McCarney said. "Do you want to be the best in
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UF RECEIVERS

Cooper back on football field after signing with Rangers


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

For two weeks, Riley Cooper
wasn't sure he was going to play
college football again.
The 25th-round pick in June's
MLB Draft was in contract nego-
tiations with the Texas Rangers,
and the baseball franchise wasn't
immediately sold on allowing the
outfielder to return to Gainesville
for his senior season.
Cooper admits he began consid-
ering life without football.
Then, the Rangers gave the
green light, and now the 6-foot-
3, 215-pound wideout is trying to
catch up on the gridiron after miss-
ing all of spring practice and sum-
mer workouts.
"I love football. I love baseball,"
Cooper said. "I wanted to come
back and contribute for a third na-
tional championship."
Cooper said he thought he would
feel more out of shape than he does.
Receivers coach Billy Gonzales
complimented the senior receiver on
his conditioning work and feels it's
only a matter of time until the senior
is back to playing like normal.
Cooper started 12 games last sea-
son and finished fifth on the team
in receiving with 18 catches for 261
yards.
Gonzales said Cooper's track re-
cord would not be forgotten as start-
ing spots are deciding during fall


camp.
"Here's the difference," Gonza-
les said. "He's a guy who's proven
himself."
Gonzales knows his experience
will help mold the mostly inexperi-
enced receiving corps, including in-
coming freshmen Stephen Alli and
Andre Debose.
"They gotta understand what it's
like to play in the Southeastern Con-
ference," Gonzales said. "They've
gotta see somebody that's done it
before. He brings that toughness
factor."
The wideouts coach initially
missed a late-night call from Coo-
per's father, Larry, about the good
news. Gonzales said he had texted
Riley back and forth and had a good
feeling. He was happy to learn the
following morning that he would
have the senior wideout who keeps
things "lively" during meetings.
There was another Gator espe-
cially happy to hear Cooper was
returning to Gainesville: his room-
mate, Tim Tebow.
Tebow said he let Cooper make
his own decision while weighing
football against baseball.
"Ijust let him know that we want-
ed him back," Tebow said, "and we
wanted him part of this team."
He might have been avoid-
ing stepping on coaches' toes, but
Tebow wasn't ready to guarantee
any starting spots, even to one of his
closest friends on the team.
"We're not going to hand out a


job, or you're not going to have a job
just because you had one last year,"
Tebow said. "You've gotta come
and compete. That's what (Cooper)


wants." complete focus to baseball.
For now, though, Cooper is just "It's a special team," he said.
happy to be able to finish up his "I'm real excited to get back with the
gridiron career before shifting his guys. I missed everybody."


Harrison Diamond/Alligator Staff
UF wide receiver Riley Cooper will play his senior season with the Gators after signing a contract with the
Texas Rangers, but despite his experience, he has not been guaranteed a starting spot.






48, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009


Gators fan experience about more than just wins and losses


When it came time to move up to
Gainesville and start my college
career three years ago, I ended
up living in Thomas Hall with my best
friend from high school.
After a two-year break, we are living to-
gether again, and he has expressed disap-
pointment in failing to experience the UF
sports culture.
Unlike myself, a total sports junkie per-
haps to a fault, he was never a big "sports
guy" and could probably count all of the
university athletic events he has attended
on two hands. He never applied for season
football tickets or even took home a "Row-
dy Reptiles" shirt from a home basketball
game.
"You wish you had been more involved
now, yet you were on campus for arguably
the greatest three-year time span at any
university in the history of college sports,"
I said to him.
OK, so consoling isn't my thing.
But honestly, I feel bad for him. When I
look back at my time here as a fan, before
I decided I wanted to be a sportswriter, I
remember all the experiences I had with
my friends.
I could name the football team's third-


E string running back,
the baseball team's
starting pitching ro-
tation and the soccer
team's goalie, but that
Kyle Maistri isn't what getting in-
volved in Gators sports
Kyle Points was about.
kmaistri@alligator.org wasn't about BCS
It wasn't about BCS
rankings, half-court traps or the 6-2 vol-
leyball attack, either.
Being a UF fan was sitting five rows up
from the front pylon of the north end zone
with a handful of friends while the Gators
stomped Southern Miss during my first
game in The Swamp.
It was waking up soaking wet after
sleeping on the O'Dome concrete for a
week before the Kentucky basketball
game.
It was laughing as my friend from back
home bought a $5 "Spurrier is a cock" T-
shirt outside of The Swamp before watch-
ing the most dramatic live sporting event I
have ever been to, capped off with a Jarvis
Moss field goal block to preserve a poten-
tial national championship.
And it was road tripping to Atlanta to
watch one of the greatest basketball teams


of all time repeat in one of the most fun
weekends I've ever had in my life.
"This is the best weekend of our lives to
date," one of my friends said to me.
Sports are part of the culture "here at
the University of Florida," as Tim Tebow
would say. They're a part of everyday life
and a part of the college experience that
everyone associates with a small, rural
town like Gainesville.
When I got a job at the Alligator I trad-
ed in my orange and blue body paint for a
notebook, recorder and an objective view
on all things UF-related.
Don't put yourself in a position to re-
gret your general sports apathy right be-
fore you graduate, or when a career deci-
sion forces you out of the stands.
The camaraderie is something you will
never get back, and the memories made
with your friends are priceless.
Trade in a couple nights at the library
for a couple nights in the O'Dome, McK-
ethan or Pressly.
Because even if you aren't forced into
a world of objectivity, med school or law
school might strip you of your freedom
down the road.
You only get so many years of $70 lot-


tery season tickets and free admission with
a Gatorl.
You only get so many years of grilling
up burgers, dropping a keg and playing
cornhole at a tailgate just down University
from The Swamp.
And you only get so many years of do-
ing it with a bunch of friends who are just
as excited about and invested in watching
the Gators as you are.
My best friend from high school only
has one more year to try to make up for ev-
erything he never took the time to explore
in his first three, but worst of all, he has
reached the point where he doesn't have
too many people to do it with.
Many of his friends, not to mention
himself, are in crunch time for finishing
their degrees or in grad school, unable to
escape the library for much more than a
shower and a bite to eat.
I was even traitorous enough to give it
all up for a byline and a column name.
Enjoy the epicenter of the college sports
world while you can.
While you still have an inordinate
amount of friends to share it with.
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UF FOOTBALL

Tebow ramps up intensity as final season approaches


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

Tim Tebow's time in Gainesville is ticking
down.
Three years after stepping on campus as one
of the most highly touted recruits ever, the now-
senior has lived up to all the hype, assisting in
one national championship and directly leading
to another with a Heisman Trophy in between.
He isn't letting up now.
Throughout the summer, Tebow dragged his
inexperienced receiving corps out to the practice
field to work on every possible game scenario.
The calls and text messages to summon his
wideouts came as early as 4:30 a.m. some days.
"He's the kind of guy who will call you once.
If you don't answer, he'll call you again. If you
don't answer, he'll call you again, call you again
and call you again," redshirt senior receiver Da-
vid Nelson said. "He's a tremendous leader and
a tremendous talent, but sometimes you're like,
'C'mon man. You're killing my phone bill.'"
It is a sacrifice Tebow is willing to make to
ensure the most hyped team in the country lives
up to expectations. The Gators lost almost 50 per-
cent of their receiving yards with the departure
of Percy Harvin and Louis Murphy.
This summer was all about working on tim-
ing between Tebow and the guys who will now
be expected to carry the load, including Nelson
and sophomore Deonte Thompson.
"It depends on how much you want to win
and what your passion is," Tebow said. "There
are no limits. We want to do whatever it takes to
win right now."
Sophomore John Brantley, Tebow's backup,
summed up the summer workouts with him as
"intense."
"He tells me every day he's really intense this
summer," Brantley said. "He says this is my last
go-around at it, and I wanna do the best I can.


He's really pumped up for this season."
While this year's starting quarterback is all set,
some emphasis has started to move toward the
future with Brantley being the heir apparent to
end up under center for UF in 2010.
It started last fall with Tebow taking Brantley
with him on his victory laps after games, per-
haps because Tebow wasn't sure at that point if
he would be back. The mentoring continued this
summer as Tebow dragged Brantley out to his
impromptu workouts with the wide receivers.
"Since day one, he's taught me," Brantley
said. "When I first got here, he's doing stuff that's
blowing my mind, and still he's just teaching me
every day because it helps him learn and it helps
me learn."
The new addition at quarterback, incoming
freshman Jordan Reed, did not have much to say
after his first day of practice.
Reed, rated by Rivals.com as the 10th-best
dual-threat quarterback recruit, appeared to be
under a gag order after quarterbacks coach Scot
Loeffler spoke to him. It is unclear why, but Reed
answered questions on a wide variety of topics
with variations of, "I'm just happy to be here."
Perhaps the freshman was overwhelmed,
similar to the feeling Tebow had when he started
three years ago. With his final two-a-days under-
way, the senior reflected on his first one in 2006.
"Just trying to come out here and earn the
guys' respect and not look too stupid in front
of all the leaders and all the other guys," Tebow
said. "Now, being one of those guys, it's funny to
be able to watch the freshmen out here try and not
look stupid and feel comfortable and feel in."
Now, it's safe to say Tebow feels right at home
in Gainesville, and he will be spending plenty of
time in the football complex this fall.
He will be taking just one class during his fi-
nal football season and may rival Meyer's work-
ing hours as his college career draws to a close.
"I think we should have to punch our time
docks," Tebow said with a laugh.


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WILL THE DEFENSE LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS
Urban Meyer has publicly said his defense has a chance to go down as one of the
greatest of all time.
Best in UF history: 1960 7.4 points per game
Best in NCAA history: 1938 Duke 0.0 ppg, 1939 Tennessee 0.0 ppg
Key Players: Sr. LB Brandon Spikes, So. CB Janoris Jenkins, Jr. DE Carlos Dunlap
Potential Obstacles: Defensive line depth


WHAT ARE TIM TEBOW'S CHANCES OF WINNING ANOTHER HEISMAN
TROPHY?
After winningthe Heisman Trophy in 2007 and finishingthird in 2008, Tim Tebow
will be one of the three top candidates for this year's award.
Only two-time Heisman winner: Archie Griffin (1974, 1975)
Players who have been to the Heisman ceremony twice or more since 2000:
Tim Tebow, Darren McFadden, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Jason White, Ken Dorsey
Other contenders: Sam Bradford (Oklahoma), Colt McCoy (Texas)
Darkhorse candidates: Zac Robinson (Oklahoma State),
Jacquizz Rodgers (Oregon State), Jonathan Dwyer (Georgia Tech)


WHO WILL STEP UP AS A PASS-CATCH-
ING OPTION AT WIDE RECEIVER
Wide receiver wasn't exactly a focal point on
the previous national championship teams, so
if this unit can merely put up comparable pro-
duction to the 2006 and 2008 teams, it should
be more than enough.
2006 Receiving yards: 190 yards per game
2008 Receiving yards: 160 ypg.
Key players: Sr. David Nelson,
So. Deonte Thompson, Fr. Andre Debose
Potential Obstacles: Lack of experience,
no clear No. 1



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DUCTIVE IN SCHOOL HISTORY?
Running backs coach Kenny Carter has said that
is precisely the goal, and with two lightning fast
speedsters, they mightjust have a chance.
Best in UF history:
1975 302.4 yards per game
Best in NCAA: 1971 Oklahoma 472.4 ypg
Key Players: So. Chris Rainey, So. Jeff Demps
Potential Obstacles: Emmanuel Moody's
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College Football:
Never
Notable other college teams:
UCLA Men's Basketball:
Seven titles in a row (1967-73)
Kentucky Men's Basketball:
Three titles (1948-51)
UConn Women's Basketball:
Three titles (2002-04)
Tennessee Women's Basketball:
Three titles (1996-98)
Notable other sports teams:
Celtics: Eight titles (1958-66),
Bulls: Three titles (1990-93, 1995-98)
Lakers: Four titles, three titles
(1984-88, 1999-2002)
Cowboys: Three titles (1992-95),
Patriots: Three titles (2001-04)
Yankees: Five titles, three titles
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UF freshman linebacker Jelani Jenkins is earning high praise from the coaches but is unlikely to crack the
starting lineup.


By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org

UF coach Urban Meyer has
always aimed to reload, not
rebuild, before each season.
But with a full clip of tal-
ent already in hand, Meyer
doesn't have much reloading
to do, and his talented fresh-
man class is more likely to
watch and learn than contrib-
ute on the field.
This leaves the recruiting
class of 2009 to deal with a
tough transition from hear-
ing nothing but promises and
hype in high school to riding
the pine in college.
It can be a humbling -
sometimes humiliating -
experience, and the key is
keeping expectations at a rea-
sonable level.
"It's kind of weird, but I
didn't really come in think-
ing I was going to go in right
away," said linebacker Jelani
Jenkins, rated by Rivals.com
as the nation's top outside
linebacker out of Olney, Md.
"I pretty much knew the whole
recruiting thing was BS, so it
isn't really a big deal. In my
head, I knew that I was going
to have to work for everything
to gain respect because every-
one here is a great player."


Jenkins added that his goals
for the year are to learn the
Gators' system and play a few
times in meaningful games.
For those who aren't as level-
headed as Jenkins, advice is
just a class away.
Second-year players like
defensive tackle Omar Hunter
have already been through the
transition and are happy to
help out their younger team-
mates.
Before Hunter arrived on
campus, Meyer
predicted he
would have a
Tim Tebow-
Football like impact as
a freshman. In-
stead, he battled injury, played
in just three games and didn't
record any statistics leading to
a redshirt.
"It definitely weighed on
me a lot," Hunter said. "Es-
pecially when you're hurt and
you can't do anything about
it."
None of this is to say the
freshmen can't have an im-
pact. The Gators lost veteran
offensive linemen to the NFL
but brought in five talented
freshmen who will all be vy-
ing for playing time, and Jen-
kins, linebacker Jon Bostic and
SEE FRESHMEN, PAGE 53


Defensive backs


competing for time


* FOUR SAFETIES FIGHT
TO SEE THE FIELD.

By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

Safeties coach Chuck Heater
jokingly called himself Mother
Teresa after practice last week.
He was referring to his abil-
ity to resurrect Ahmad Black's
career a year ago, but he could
have been talking about his
work with the entire secondary
in 2008.

"(Chuck Heater is) one
of the best coaches in
America, and we're for-
tunate to have him."
Urban Meyer
UF football coach

UF allowed an average of
258.5 yards through the air a
game in 2007 and ended the
season on a sour note when the
Gators let Michigan quarterback
Chad Henne complete 25 of 39
passes for 373 yards and three
touchdowns albeit with two in-
terceptions.
The secondary faced plenty
of criticism during the 2008 pre-
season, especially with Black, a


cornerback turned safety, forced
into use due to Dorian Munroe's
preseason ACL injury.
The tune is much different in
2009 after UF allowed only 179.9
passing yards per game last sea-
son, and the Gators return all
four starters Joe Haden and
Janoris Jenkins at cornerback
and Major Wright and Black at
safety.
"It seems like every year he
pulls a guy out," coach Urban
Meyer said of Heater. "He's one
of the best coaches in America,
and we're fortunate to have
him."
The battle to start at safety
this season will be even more
heated with Munroe recovered
from his knee injury and sopho-
more Will Hill quickly devel-
oping into one of the defense's
most improved players.
Heater said Hill wasn't re-
ally ready to play until midway
through last season but finished
the year strong while seeing
plenty of time at the nickel cor-
ner position.
That will likely continue in
2009 as Meyer said UF will like-
ly play a lot of three-safety sets
to maximize the Gators' talent.
"We want to make sure we
have creative ways to have (Hill)
on the field because he's going
SEE SECONDARY, PAGE 53


Gators should admit their real goal


Urban Meyer says he has "extremely high ex-
pectations" for the 2009 Florida Gators.
Just don't ask him to expand on that.
Nothing has driven me more insane this sum-
mer than listening to Meyer and the majority of his
players deny that going undefeated or winning a
national championship is their goal for the season.
Meyer says the goal is to win another Southeast-
ern Conference title, and he doesn't want his play-
ers talking about an undefeated season.
"I'm hoping you don't hear them talk about it
very much," Meyer said. "I think sometimes what
happens is that these young guys get baited into
making comments like that. That is certainly not
one of our goals. Absolutely not. Our goal is to get
to Atlanta, and that's it."
Baited into saying they want to do what every
athlete dreams of doing, including Meyer?
Quarterback Tim Tebow is in agreement with
Meyer, and hearing him say he just wants to win
the conference makes me want to pull my hair out.
It's like hearing Michael Phelps say he just doesn't
want to cramp up or swallow too much pool wa-
ter.
This is one of the most competitive guys on the
planet. He's leading a team that just won a national
title and didn't lose many players. And last season,
we saw his true feelings about an undefeated sea-
son.
Following the loss to Ole Miss, Tebow apolo-
gized to fans specifically for not going undefeated.
Meyer helped drill those words into the side of The
Swamp, but now, he and Tebow want no part of it.
I don't get it. You have a good team, and deep
down, you want to go 14-0 and win a national title.
So why not say it?
Defensive tackle Terron Sanders has a theory,
and it seems right on the money.
"I think what he's afraid of is: If we have expec-


Mike McCall
McCall-in' It
Like I See It
mmccall@alligator.org


tations of an undefeated
season and we lose a
game, all is lost," Sanders
said. "He doesn't want
that to happen, and he
doesn't want the play-
ers to feel that everything
we worked for is washed
down the drain because
we lost one game. I think
that's the reason why he
says not to mention an


undefeated season."
Finally, something that makes sense. I can see it
from Meyer's point of view, but I still don't believe
any of them when they say they just want to win
the SEC. At UF's Media Day on Aug. 11, the de-
fensive players talked about setting goals of break-
ing records for yardage, shutouts and first downs
allowed, but they stuck to Meyer's company line
when it came to team goals.
They think they can toy with opposing offenses
each week, but winning each game isn't doable?
Come on.
"When coach Meyer says he doesn't want to hear
it again, you know that deep down in the minds of
players, we've been there," Sanders said. "We went
13-1, and now we sit back and say, 'Man, if we
could have just won that one and gone undefeated.'
So the hope of being undefeated is in the back of
our minds, but at the same time you don't want to
make coach Meyer mad. You just stay focused on
the task at hand, which is making it to Atlanta."
So everyone wants to go undefeated, but no one
will say it. For once, I think I'd rather hear the "one
game at a time" answer.
If they really don't care about going undefeated,
they should prove it. Lose to Charleston Southern
and smile.






MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 53


UF WIDE RECEIVERS

Freshman Debose offers similar skill set to Harvin


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

How do you replace a guy who
is irreplaceable?
Percy Harvin led the Gators'
running backs and wide receivers
in receptions (40 for 644 yards),
rushing yards (660) and total
touchdowns (17) last season.
Urban Meyer's "Percy Posi-
tion" will likely be filled by a com-
mittee of speedsters. Tailbacks
Jeff Demps and Brandon James
and freshman wide receiver An-
dre Debose should all get a chance
to audition for the role.
Demps' pass-catching abil-
ity and speed out of the backfield
coupled with his knowledge of
the offense make him the logical
choice heading into the start of
the season, but Debose, the highly
touted freshman, enters his first
year in Gainesville as the heir ap-
parent to Harvin.
After Debose signed to play at
UF in February, Meyer dubbed
the Sanford Seminole High stand-
out the "next Percy Harvin," but
the freshman has tried to distance
himself from comparisons with
the first-round NFL draft pick.
"The next Percy, I don't want to
hear that," Debose said. "I know


(Harvin) was a great player, but I
want to kind of build my own way
in Gainesville. When you look at
playing styles, I can see myself in
him a little bit. I can't blame you
guys at all (for comparing me to
him)."
Junior tight end Aaron Her-
nandez should pick up some of
the slack as he becomes more of a
focal point in the UF offense this
season.
Hernandez caught 34 balls for
381 yards and five touchdowns as
a sophomore last season and looks
poised to make the jump into the
national spotlight.
"(Hernandez) is a dynamic
guy that can catch the ball like
any wide receiver. He can make
the tough catches. You can get
the ball in his hands as a tailback
and he can block at the point," UF
offensive coordinator Steve Add-
azio said. "It's hard to find guys
like that throughout this country.
He's a unique guy."
The receiving corps will be led
by seniors David Nelson and Ri-
ley Cooper, who is back with team
after signing to play professional
baseball for the Texas Rangers.
Nelson emerged as a legiti-
mate red-zone threat at the end
of last season and should provide


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
UF wide receiver Andre Debose is expected to make a big contribution at wideout this fall, and the
Gators hope he will replace some of Percy Harvin's offensive output.
Tim Tebow with a sure-handed vertically for the Gators. da's only weakness is the receiv-
option in the middle of the field, "There's a lot of people doubt- ers. We got to go out there with a
while speedy sophomore Deonte ing us," Thompson said. "A lot of chip on our shoulders. We got to
Thompson will stretch the field people out there are saying Flori- prove them wrong."


Debose faces loftiest expectations


FRESH MEN, from page 52

running back Mike Gillislee will prob-
ably see the field as well.
Receiver Andre Debose is sur-
rounded by the most hype, as hopes
abound that he can fill the dynamic
role left behind by Percy Harvin. If
Debose has injury problems or a slow


start, he could get buried under the
weight of enormous expectations, just
as Hunter was.
"I talked to Debose one day last
week about how he was recruited like
me and not to let it get him down,"
Hunter said. "All that stuff is over
with, so now it's time to come in and
play."


Jenkins, Haden lead way at corner


SECONDARY, from page 52

to be one of our best players," Heater said.
"Last year, we made sure he was on the field
at the end of the season."
Having four experienced guys at safety
changes the tone of two-a-days as well.
"You know what they can do," Heater
said. "The challenge is to get them to do it
again and then to get them to do it better. It's
easy to get distracted and forget about how
you got there."
The corer position should have plenty
of depth as well, with Jenkins and Haden


returning and Moses Jenkins and Markihe
Anderson the likely backups. Redshirt fresh-
men Adrian Bushell and Jeremy Brown
could also see significant time.
Heater doesn't worry about bruising egos
with playing time.
"I tell them, 'You earn the right to play,
and our job is to find ways to get them on the
field and play,"' Heater said. "I've always
prided myself on that. Honestly, it's rare to
have a situation where you have everyone
deserving to play.
"If that happens, that's great for the
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Haden takes snaps in Wildcat


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

It was like a scene out of a mov-
ie.
Joe Haden picked up a ball and
tossed it across the practice field to
UF coach Urban Meyer.
"That thing came at me, tight
spiral and hot. I said 'Do that
again.' He did, and ever since then
Scot (Loeffler, UF quarterbacks
coach) has been talking to me
about it," Meyer said.
Meyer was so impressed with
the cornerback's arm that he opted
to name Haden the team's new
Wildcat quarterback this fall.
Last year, Percy Harvin was
used in the Wildcat in order to give
opposing defenses a different look,
and in 2007 Jarred Fayson, who has
since transferred to Illinois, took a
few snaps in the formation.
The Gators have proven they
can excel without a traditional
running back carrying the ball.
Harvin ran for 1,852 yards and
19 touchdowns in three seasons
at UF, with many of those carries
coming after taking a direct snap
from behind center.
The junior defensive standout
is no stranger to playing with the
ball in his hands.
Before moving to cornerback
as a freshman, Haden starred as a


quarterback at Maryland's Friend-
ly High.
Haden, the first true fresh-
man to start at cornerback for UF
on opening day (2007), threw for
2,783 yards as a high school se-
nior, set a Maryland public school
record with 7,371 career passing
yards and tied the career mark for
touchdown passes with 80.
"I can really throw," Haden
said. "I used to really play quarter-
back. It's not like I'm a defensive
back trying to play quarterback."
"I'm not going to steal
(Tebow's job). I'm going to
borrow it for a second."
Joe Haden
UFjunior cornerback

As a high school recruit, Haden
was sold on UF partially because
he thought he would have a chance
to play both ways.
Now, more than two years later,
he may finally get his chance.
"It was a little part of the plan,
but when I got here and they had
Tebow, that put an end to that,"
Haden said. "I've always told
coach Meyer I wanted to get back
on that side (of the ball), even if it
was just two plays or something
like that.
"When I'm playing it, running
plays, that just brings back memo-


ries."
The All-Southeastern Confer-
ence defensive back was also slat-
ed to line up at wide receiver for
the Gators before being replaced in
the lineup by Harvin.
Haden has started 26 games at
corner for the Gators.
He has 150 career tackles, 24
pass breakups and four intercep-
tions including an 88-yard re-
turn against Georgia last year.
The 5-foot-11, 190 pound Ha-
den has been staying after practice
to throw with quarterbacks Tim
Tebow and John Brantley and says
there is a very real chance he could
put the Heisman Trophy winner
on the sideline for at least a couple
plays each game.
But Loeffler said he has not
worked with Haden in practice,
which could mean that Haden will
be doing a lot more running than
throwing despite his high school
credentials.
Haden said he has worked with
Loeffler and knows nine plays, all
of which are run out of the shot-
gun formation. The junior, who
once clocked a 4.34 40-yard dash
at a high school scouting combine,
might just be the newest wrinkle to
the UF offense.
"I'm not going to steal (Tebow's
job)," Haden said. "I'm going to
borrow it for a second."


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UF junior Joe Haden might get his hands on the ball even more of-
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Holtz talks to UF


By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org

UF quarterback Tim
Tebow is facing some seri-
ous competition for the role
of top motivational speaker
in the Gators' locker room.
To help keep his team
focused, UF coach Ur-
ban Meyer has brought in
championship coaches Bill
Belichick and Doc Rivers in
the past, and he added to
that list Monday by invit-
ing ESPN analyst Lou Holtz,
who coached Notre Dame to
a national title in 1988 and
was inducted into the Col-
lege Football Hall of Fame
last year.
"[Holtz's message was]
that we're a blessed team
with a lot of good athletes,
but it doesn't really matter
if we don't go out every day
and prepare to win," Tebow
said. "'What are you do-
ing right now to prepare to


win? Winning doesn't come
in January, it comes right
now, every day you step on
the field you have to get bet-
ter.'"
Meyer said Tuesday he
planned to bring in more
speakers in the coming
weeks including former
Indianapolis Colts coach and
Super Bowl
winner Tony
Dungy-
and he will
Football continue
to rely on
friends like
UF basketball coach Billy
Donovan.
"We're very careful about
who we allow to speak to
our team," Meyer said. "I
have some very confident
friends Bill Belichick is
one and (Utah coach) Kyle
Whittingham is another -
and I run things by them all
the time. I have a little circle
of guys who I constantly am
on the phone with."


Young Alli working to adjust to new game


Imagine what it must be like to
be Stephen Alli.
A few months ago, he was
a soon-to-be high school senior -
a basketball prospect with just a
single season of organized football
under his belt.
Now, he's the Gators' least
experienced scholarship football
player.
When Urban Meyer saw Alli at
the Friday Night Lights football
camp in July, he was wowed by
the 6-foot-6 receiver's raw athletic
ability.
So much so that he offered him
a scholarship on the spot.
Alli was supposed to be the
latest commitment of the 2010 re-
cruiting class, and plans were in
the works for him to enroll at UF
this spring.
But after reviewing his high
school transcript, advisors discov-
ered that he had already passed
the 16 core courses required for
eligibility and that he had earned
enough credits to graduate.
When the coaching staff learned
the 18-year-old native of Toronto
was eligible to enroll in college
this fall, it jumped at the chance to
bring him to Gainesville and start
his career with the Gators.
The freshman enrolled so late
that he doesn't even have a room-
mate.


AAll's
situation is
unique, but
he isn't the
first high
school foot-
Mike ball player
DiFerdinando to make the
jump to col-
BegtoDiFer lege a year
mdiferdinando@alligator.org early.
Former
Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.)
quarterback John David Booty left
after his junior year of high school
to enroll at USC in 2003, and for-
mer Louisville defensive tackle and
eventual first-round NFL selection
Amobi Okoye enrolled in college
when he was just 16 because a
placement test allowed him to skip
fifth and sixth grade.
Alli left Toronto and enrolled
at Proctor (N.H.) Academy in 2008
to improve his college basketball
stock. He had offers from Baylor,
Harvard and Penn.
He played just one year of
American high school football at
Proctor mostly for fun.
But when he caught seven
touchdown passes on just 13 catch-
es last year, he brought in football
offers from Stanford, Connecticut
and Harvard.
"He's only played one year of
football, but he's here because we


think he's good enough," UF wide
receivers coach Billy Gonzales
said.
Alli grew up with the Canadian
version of the sport one that
includes just three downs, differ-
ent field dimensions and receivers
constantly in motion before the
snap.
"It's like learning a new lan-
guage," Alli said. "It's a different
environment than I have ever ex-
perienced. My biggest challenge
right now is just learning how to
play. It's a lot different than high
school."
At this point, Alli is prob-
ably more prepared to play in the
O'Connell Center than Florida
Field.
A redshirt season is almost a
forgone conclusion.
Alli's a project, but he's one that
could pay big dividends for the
Gators in the future.
"Normally when you get a tall,
rangy athlete like that he's not an
explosive guy, but (Alli's) athletic.
He's got great quicks," Gonzales
said.
Alli arrived in Gainesville on
Aug. 4 and suited up for his first
practice with the Gators two days
later.
"He's walking around right
now like he's on Mars," Meyer
said.


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