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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 92 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida National Signing Day Coverage: including D.J. Humphries. See graphic, pg. 18. Fairgrounds will move two miles to the north, pg 5. 81 /55 Smash makes its way to NBC right after the Super Bowl. Page 10 has all the info for musical fans. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 SPORTS 17 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff cruiting class, including 14 players who play on the line of scrimmage. RECRUITING MATT WATTS Will Muschamp kept his word and immits to do the opposite. com. In addition to Fowler, the Gators inked Muschamp pulls in top-three class EMILY MORROW Police said the women ran upstairs to their By the time police arrived, both the man and port. The women told police the suspect was a They also told police they had seen the man About an hour later, police responded to anscriptions, but police do not believe they were the same person. Two public masturbators seen Sunday the lot number. the pill pack and the company website. hormonal birth control. contraceptives. Twenty-year-old telecommunication sophomore Anna SEE RECRUITING, PAGE 19Tablets may not be in correct sequence I have to be more aware of what kind Im on and how accredited the business is that is giving out my birth control.Anna FuhrerUF sophomore

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News Today Subscription Rates: One Semester (Fall or Spring) $18 Summer Semester $10 Two Semesters (Fall or Spring) $35 Full Year (All Semesters) $40The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 106 ISSUE 92 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 81/55 CLOUDY 77/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/54 THUNDER STORMS 79/54 THUNDER STORMS 78/54 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Return of Alpha Zeta Rose Sale Today through Feb. 14 Want to surprise a loved one or a dear friend with some roses this Valentines Day? The Alpha Zeta Rose Sale returns this year to make it possible. Contact Gernide Zamor at gzamor08@ ufl.edu for an order form. Once submitted, members of Alpha Zeta will deliver the order anywhere on campus (faculty and staff only). Orders range from bouquets to single roses. Islam Fair Today Reitz Union Lawn and Colonnade Join Islam on Campus for its annual Islam Fair as part of Islam Awareness Month. Come learn about Muslims from various regions of the world, eat MiddleEastern food and learn about upcoming Islam Awareness Month events. There will also be henna, trivia, calligraphy, tie-dye hijab booths and more. The event is free. For more information, visit islamoncampus.com Reitz Union Entertainment Board presents Groundhog Day T oday, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Reitz Union Auditorium RUB presents Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray as a weatherman living the same day over and over again. The movie is free and open to the public. Free salsa classes with the Gator Salsa Club Today, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reitz Union Colonnade Come and join the Gator Salsa Club to learn some salsa moves for free. The lessons will be held on the Reitz Colonnade every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The club will teach Dance on 2 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by Casino style from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. No experience or partner is required. All levels of dancers are welcome. Gators for Haven Hospice First General Body Meeting Today, 6:30 p.m. Reitz Union, Rooms 346-347 At this meeting, the club will talk about the application protations and guest speakers. For more information, visit multicultural.ufl.edu/bslc. Joshua Bell Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Phillips Center Hailed as the most celebrated American violinist of the modern era, Joshua Bell partners with British pianist Sam Haywood in a critically acclaimed 21-city tour. This magnificent collaboration will include works by Brahms, Schubert and Grieg. Student tickets are $20. Visit performingarts.ufl.edu for more infor mation. Dance Marathon hosts 5K, FT5K Sunday, 8 a.m. UF Commuter Lot Dance Marathon at UF is hosting its annual 5K, the FT5K. Early online registration is $20, and same-day registration is $25. A 1-mile fun run is an option for $10 for those who like shorter distances. All proceeds benefit Shands Hospital for Children, our local Childrens Miracle Network Hospital. To learn more and register, visit www.floridadm.org/5k. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. cess to volunteer at Haven Hospice, talk to a Princeton Review Rep about available courses, discuss service and social events, and have representatives from other organizations talk about medical mission trips they offer in the future and how you can get involved. If you have any questions, email gators4hh@ gmail.com or visit gators4hh. com. UF Libertarians screen Waiting for Superman Today, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Matherly, Room 118 For National School Choice Week, the UF Libertarians will be screening Waiting for Superman, a Sundance award-winning documentary that analyzes the failures of the public education system in America. Those interested in education, public choice, political economy, public policy and liberty are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Soweto Gospel Choir Friday, 7:30 p.m. Phillips Center for Performing Arts Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir pays homage to tribal, traditional and popular African and Western music while uplifting souls with earthy rhythms, dynamic harmonies and a cappella vocals. Student tickets are $12. Visit performingarts.ufl.edu for more information. James E. Scott Black Student Leadership Conference Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Ustler Hall IBCs annually hosted conference provides students with skills that can help them become more effective leaders through workshops, discussions, presen-

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 KATHRYN VARNAlligator Contributing WriterUF students and Gainesville residents gathered at the Gator Corner Dining Center on Wednesday morning for a breakfast featuring crepes with local organic citrus, tempeh scramble with cage-free eggs and organic oatmeal The Farm-to-Table Breakfast served abilitys Food For Thought campaign, The campaign will educate people on food and sustainability issues, said said the campaigns main goal is to At the breakfast, each cooking station featured a description of the food and its origin, and attendees received guides to sustainability printed on reThe entire campaign will cost UF about $5,000, according to Anna PrizShe said local food is food that Since it is an awareness campaign, I think we will be gauging [success] based on who is coming out and how many people are showing up to the will include surveys to learn peoples Other events will include speakers, a do-it-yourself series of canning and as a part of the Cinema Verde Envifull calendar of events can be found on the Food For Thought website, sustainUF kicks off local food campaign at Gator CornerCITY ELECTIONS ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterStudent voter turnout on campus remained Out of the 4,173 voters registered at the ReLow student turnout is not unusual for In the March City Commission race, 57 people voted at the Reitz Union precinct mayoral race in March 2010, 85 people voted Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter said the Reitz Union is the main precinct for I always wonder why the younger population doesnt turn out to vote, Carpenter Jeremy ONeal, a 24-year-old environmental engineering masters student, said he was too busy with schoolwork to research the canTyler Payne said he didnt vote in the city elections because city elections in his homeI just feel more connected to my city government at home, said Payne, a 21-year-old After he voted Tuesday, 19-year-old Frank Plageman spent the afternoon encouraging Plageman, who is from Jupiter, said he thinks the biggest reason students do not vote in city elections is because of their apathy toWhat students dont realize is that if they spoke up, the City Commission would listen Then, the commission would be less likely to Carpenter said she urges students to vote You have another opportunity to have Few students on campus turn out to polls Tuesday

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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffTj Villamil, Sabine Justilien and Juan Rodriguez pose for another photographer at the Reitz Union Amphi theater on Wednesday afternoon. The three announced that they will be running together on the ballot for the Unite Party elections. S TUDENT GOVERNMENT SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator WriterThe Unite Party announced its afternoon. The party announced Sabine candidate and Juan Rodriguez as its candidate for treasurer to about phitheater. guez is the current Student Body nounced his candidacy to run with the Unite Party for Student Body president. ien was the assistant director of president. Rodriguez was working on writing Unite Party announces executive candidates for spring election COMMISSIONERS CAN PURCHASE OR GIVE UP IPADS AFTER TERM. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Writer Tuesday, two current city or purchased for a discounted price. The city bought the iPads the city attorney. If turned back into the buying new iPads. the city obtained by going pa ago, which Rountree said was to print the agendas for each paper and ink by switching to bind the agendas. Two city-bought iPads in limbo after city elections KALEIGH STEINORTHAlligator Contributing Writer the 2011 recipient of the Arthur Ashe Award for Cour Exonerated boxer to speak at Reitz SHELBY WEBBAlligator Contributing Writer that one, too. and neither was registered with the Bikes can be registered with any As soon as we register a bike, tation, he said, in order to deter the chances of getting the bike re Bike thieves deterred by UPD decalsBozella I am excited to bring him back to where his expertise lies.Tj VillamilStudent Body president candidate152 bikes stolen last year

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BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterThe Hoggetowne Medieval Faire will be moving, but not for a few years. The Alachua County Fair grounds will be relocated two miles north of the Gainesville Regional Airport between North 63rd Avenue and North 69th Avenue. The current site will be replaced with a retail shopping area. The move will affect the logistics of the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in the future. However, a previous pitch to move the fair grounds to Newberry could have jeopardized the future of the fair, which is attended by thousands of people each year. The city of Newberry put in a fall proposal to relocate the county fairgrounds to a complex in its city instead of the Gainesville location on Waldo Road. Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe said in an interview in the fall that he would not allow a city-funded fair to take place in Newberry. Lowes main argument was that it would give the perception Gainesville isnt interested in developing the east side of town. Plan East Gainesville is a project to bring jobs and economic growth potential into East Gainesville. Rick Drummond, interim county manager, said moving the fairgrounds is an integral part of Plan East Gainesville. Newberrys pitch has since been dropped, he said. The Waldo Road land was purchased by Alachua County for $2 million in 2006. It will take about $22 million to get the location prepped to be a fully working fairground. One of the reasons that the move is taking so long is the budget for the fairground project was cut. The budget, which was originally $21 million to $28 million, has been decreased to between $12 million and $14 million, Drummond said. The economic realities have pull the trigger on this project, Drummond said. Linda Piper, events coordinator with the City of Gainesville Division of Cultural Affairs, said one of the main advantages of the move is an increase in parking. The current fairgrounds can hold 1,000 cars, and the new fair grounds will be able to park 5,000 cars, she said. She said the move will be benI am glad it will impact the east side of Gainesville economically, Piper said. And it will bring jobs. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffGypsies dance at the Hoggetowne Medieval Fair on Saturday. The Alachua County Fairgrounds will be moving to a site two miles north of the Gainesville Regional Airport in a few years for a total cost of $24 million. Alachua County Fairgrounds to relocate in a few yearsThe fairgrounds will be moved two miles north I am glad it will impact the east side of Gainesville economically, and it will bring jobs.Linda Piperevents coordinator with the City of Gainesville Division of Cultural Affairs

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator 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, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Has your birth control been recalled?952 TOTAL VOTES83% YES 17% NOWednesdays question: Would you mas turbate in public?No-Sense ScottGovernors position on tuition hikes confusingOn Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott, in a somewhat surprising statement, said he did not support increasing tuition for students at Floridas colleges and universities. This position puts the governor at odds with members of his own party in the legislature who are proposing an 8 percent increase in tuition. Sen. Evelyn Lynn, R-Ormond Beach, chair of the budget subcommittee on higher education, told the Orlando Sentinel, I have great concern because were cutting back on dollars, and education has been cutting back every single year for the last four years now, and to come one more year when we have cult. tion costs on Florida taxpayers. She also believes that because Florida has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country, it has room to increase tuition to ease cuts elsewhere. The governor said he believes increasing tuition would be the wrong thing to do, equating colleges to businesses that try the state has to balance the budget every year and has already cut a lot from higher education in Florida, something will have to give, putting taxpayers on the line. This is not to say that we are supporting tuition hikes, because that is certainly not the case. The increasing cost of tuition each year is certainly a problem and could be remedied in other ways. We also realize, as we have argued in past editorials, that tuition increases are sometimes a necessary evil used to make up for the rising cost of education. Perhaps we should look at the underlying reasons for annual increases in the cost of higher education before we continue to cut or increase tuition. Are standards for admission too low? Are federal subsidies driving up costs? Regardless, what is most surprising from this budget battle is that the governor is pretty much siding with his arch nemesis, President Obama, on this issue. In his State of the Union address, the president came out strongly against further tuition increases, and Scott has echoed some of the same reasons, such as the idea that education should be affordable to everyone. Could the governor be going against his party on the issue in order to soften his hardline image? If that is the case, we doubt it will make his opponents, many college students included, like him. If anything, it will make him look like hes pandering to younger people for support rather than truly standing up for them against further tuition increases. Whether or not he genuinely believes what he says, his position on this issue is probably not going to change the minds of many Floridians.Lessons outside classroom matter mostWere told we attend UF to get an education. We go to class, write our papers, take our tests and, after four years, we earn a degree. Well, Ive recently come to the conclusion that the building blocks of success have little to do with your GPA. Rather, most of my education comes from outside the classroom. Entering college with all my striving and crisply honed training I still felt I didnt understand the qualities that led to some of the highest achievements in life: lasting happiness, success, meaning, purpose. It took me a while to realize it, but intelligence, academic performance and presFrom an early age, my upbringing and high school education trained me in every obscure calculus problem, major world war and biological process. Through my formal education, my teachers co-authored the person I became, crafting me to face academic challenges. But when it came to some of the most important lessons how to navigate the contours of conversation and how to gracefully exit one, whom to befriend and whom to dismiss I felt utterly on my own. The traits that make a difference are certainly not taught in a classroom: the ability to understand and empathize with people; to analyze situations and distinguish underlying patterns; to create meaningful relationships; to identify and correct personal inadequacies; to challenge or adhere to the status quo; even to construct delicate emails. lights of the classroom, but rather in the social context of meeting new people, extracurricular gatherings, managing crises, participating in lunch and dinner dates, and just the everyday business of living on my own in the heightened reality that is college. Lets take, for an example, the fertile social grounds of a birthday dinner. It is in these types of situations where the real life lessons are learned. There are the obvious conscious lessons, such as the ability to carry a conversation and listen. But deep down, in the rich subconscious where wisdom grows and character is formed, something more is happening. In these situations, we react to the social patterns that prevail with each unique person at the table. We can tell which clique prefers talking about shopping, and which prefers talking about drinking. We see the prevailing currents of the social ocean which members of the table are regretting their seating choice and which members of the table are amiably complacent. We are all performing a series of delicate social tasks. For the span of the dinner, the members of the table are demonstrating wit, complacency, compassion, tact and timing. More so, the members are learning how to interpret one another, to gauge temperament and react accordingly, to be empathic and engaging. In short, they were learning and practicing the skills necessary to succeed in life. So, when we get back in the classroom, its almost as if were getting a placebo education. The idea being that our prestigious university doesnt actually work by teaching us things. It works by giving us the impression that weve been engrained with knowledge, which gives us the insane monetarily successful later in life. So, lets be real here. Were not going to remember a series of facts about public policy or engineering or whatever your major may be. Were going to forget the vast major ity of everything were tested on in college. What were not going to forget, though, are the lessons learned outside the classroom lessons about interpretation and interaction, life and living, and people and personality. Garrett Bruno is a political science sophomore at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. Garrett Brunoopinions@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Voters take their issues pretty seriously. There are family values, the economy, the Constitution, taxes and personal freedom, just to name a few. This is largely why the Republican Party has surged in the past few years and why 2012 was supposed to shake things up even more. Despite all the force behind the GOP, it somehow chose incredibly unimpressive candidates. The party once known for the Reagan Revolution just doesnt have much going for it. Sure, theres the tea party, but were still paying for a decade and a half of bad decisions. Lets be honest, being a Republican this year is like being single in your 30s: Youve had better, but youre just going to have to settle. Since Ole Miss is not only extremely conservative but also has tons of people who pretty much just want to get married, allow me to continue the analogy with the Republican options. First, the irrelevant candidates. Theres Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico. The GOP invited him to a few debates but eventually your parents the media stopped allowing you to hang out with Johnson, probably because hes pro-marijuana. Maybe Johnson could have worked, but because the GOP started ignor ing him, hes joined the Libertarian Party. Then theres Buddy Roemer, the person whose face youve seen but literally had no idea what his name was. The former congressman from Louisiana wont accept donations greater than $100, so hes pretty much asking to be for gotten. Speaking of money, theres Mitt Romney, the loaded, charming person everyone says you should like. Romneys the Jay Gatsby of politics without all the alcohol-laden parties. Thats also his downfall: Despite how popular he is, hes so secretive its creepy. Hes been married to his high school sweetheart for 40 years, which looks good compared to Newt Gingrich. But in all honesty, Romney has had an open marriage with conservatism for decades. When you look at his stances on abortion, TARP, the Second Amendment and health care mandates, you see why his nickname is Obamney. Of course, theres Rick Santorum, whose continued presence because hes the nice person who goes to church every week who Grandma loves but seems to have a lot of personal issues. He acts like a decent person, but its hard to take someone seriously when they talk like theres a question mark at the end of every other sentence. Gingrich is the crazy ex of the Republican Party that it just cant get rid of. Hes a genius and would probably accomplish a lot. He was even speaker of the House in 1994. This guy should be playing golf in Myrtle Beach, not campaigning for president there. True conservatives seem to trust him a lot more when hes not in politics, anyway. Finally, theres Ron Paul, whos like the person without a Facebook because of how much the media ignores the guy. Hes been around forever, but his consistency is why third time trying to be president, and hes still the only person who takes his vow to uphold the Constitution seriously. Hes the only candidate who treats us like adults, has never compromised his values and speaks to us with common sense. right. Americans continue to bash Gingrich because, naturally, people hate to admit when theyre wrong. Perhaps Pauls wisdom explains why he has more support from members of the military than all the other candidates combined, making the people who say his for eign policy isnt aggressive enough just look foolish. Gingrich is the most conservative candidate, but everyone says Republicans should write him off because hes not photogenic, because his suits look like they came from the clearance rack at J.C. Penney. Pauls no Reagan, but Americans are essentially choos ing of their own free will to be like the mom in that movie The Noteseen. This election is basically an ar ranged marriage in which were pretty depressed about our ultimate option of Romney vs. Obama; its not the most romantic story ever, but thats politics. At least 2012 is a wake-up call. Huntsman 2016, anybody? Alec Jones is a columnist for the Daily Mississippian at the University of Mississippi. GOP candidates a string of suitorsUWireAlec JonesUWire College is the time to be curious. We need to take advantage of our time and embark on an adventure before we lose that chance. Traveling and studying abroad, completely immersing yourself in another culture, can imence in the world as young adults, we need that international experience now more than ever. Any period of time overseas is worthwhile, and the more time the better, because the only way one can really learn enough time there. Especially when learning a language, four College is a time to embrace personal change and growth. Making the choice to travel independently can jump start this growing process. The ability to deal with change helps the travelers transition when leaving a place he or she has become deeply was just the beginning. people from all over the world. There is only experience to be gained by a venture overseas; theres really nothing to lose. My time abroad did nothing but make me a more deter dents have the freedom to travel and live out these dreams so early in life. Most of us dont know exactly where well end up, but for now we might as well just enjoy the ride while were on it. Candice Wheeler is a columnist for the Minnesota Daily at the University of Minnesota. Studying abroad teaches adaptabilityUWireCandice WheelerUWire

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theA v enue Follow two minority students trying to make it in the performance arts on page 9. Smash into show business! You cant vote in NBCs latest musical show, but its still a treat. Read all about Smash on page 10.Grab a slice at Blue Highway: There are quite a few eateries in Gainesville that everyone should know about. Discover your own Blue Highway on page 12. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE DANA BURKEAvenue WriterSaturdays in the Swamp havent been the same since football season came to a close. Despite being a college town, shot-gunning beer at 10 in the morning for fun has neither the same effect nor is it as socially acceptable when there isnt a football game to follow. Not to fear, football lovers the Super Bowl is here! What does this have to do with fashion, you say? Well, whether youre watching the Super Bowl with friends, cheering on the Gators from the bleachers in the OConnell Center or frequenting Southwest Recreation Center to get your workout on, your clothes make a statement. Try these athletning in any sporting situation and score big in your wardrobe.Super Bowl PartyRegardless of your team prefer ence this year, blue, white and red will be the choice colors. Tackle your clothing options head-on and personal style while still supporting Even if you are the teams number-one super fan, there are other ways to show it than by painting your face, sporting a fuzzy wig in your teams colors and wearing an your teams name proudly across your chest, pick a shirt that still has Touch by Alyssa Milano is a line of spirit apparel made for women that covers every sports team in the NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA. Her The Coop football T-shirt (which is available in a version for both the Patriots and the Giants) is a girly neck design with a color-blocked top and sporty stripes on the sleeves. reason why you cant wear a dress or skirt on this extra-masculine day. Use the colors of your team in sweet silhouettes and youll have a touch of femininity that still says youre interested in the game touchdown! Gator Games College football may be over, but at least we have college basketball games to look forward to until March. Stand out from the crowd in the OConnell Center while cheering for the Gators by showing school spirit in trendy ways. On campus, it is not unusual to see orange and blue incorporated generic T-shirts from various clubs, organizations and the campus bookstore. Take your look from campus to the court by sprucing up to something more spirited. think wearing solid orange bottoms is weird, think again. Tangerine was the hottest color trend on the runways this spring. Paired with a simple white Tshirt, the look will remain ener overboard when you want to show your team spirit, but by using team colors sparingly in unusual ways, youll turn heads in a good way. your favorite Florida tee, switch it up by tucking it into a skirt, or pair ing it with a blazer. These simple changes will give new life to your shirt no matter how many Gator wins it has seen. Gym SessionsNew Years resolutioners: Need extra motivation besides a Spring Break beach body? Buy your self some cute workout wear and kick-start your exercise routine into high gear. To avoid looking sloppy on campus, try actual activewear instead of old T-shirts and shorts. You never know who you might run into at the gym or in class, and you wont sweat-stained T-shirt. These workout clothes are built for activity in dry fabrics that will keep you from looking like a slob. For all of you girls guilty of confusing gym clothes with streetwear live in their Nike running shorts but never actually go to the gym), you are not going to or coming from the gym, leave the activewear at home. For the girl who has everything, go the extra mile in your workout wear by shopping designer duds. Adidas by Stella McCartney features an ultra-chic snakeskin prints. Pack a punch in your clothing choices and sweat in style.Fifth Avenue Fashion: Sporty Style for the Gator GirlDana Burke / Alligator StaffGoing for a jog? Getting into the game? Sweat in style with these cute looks!

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RAKSHEEN AYAZAvenue WriterOne of every three people in the United States is a minority, yet TV networks cast predominantly white individuals in their shows. Over the past two decades, African-Amer icans and Hispanics have taken on many more roles on television. Araband Asian-Americans are also taking on stronger roles, though at a lesser rate. The enrollment of minority students at UFs School of Theatre and Dance program has increased by about 20 to 30 percent in 10 years. Timothy Altmeyer, an assistant professor of the UF School of Theatre and Dance, predicted that the acting, modeling, singing and dancing will likely increase. My observation is that it is becoming easier, for nontraditional casting has become much more prominent, Altmeyer said. In the gest breakouts, the highest persons, have been African or Latino. Chinese-American Felix Chai, 20, a junior family youth and community sciences major, aspires to be a dancer and later a choreographer, who travels and teaches workshops. He competed in the World of Dance competition in Chicago last year with the UF Apocalypse Dance Troupe, an all-male, hip-hop dance troupe. For Chai, dancing is a hobby he wishes could turn into a career. He practices for about 11 hours a week and even more when nearing a competition. A lot of the successful dance troupes in Americas Best Dance Crew are Asian, he said. The older Asian community still focuses on studying and getting professional jobs, Chai said. I have a strict mom who doesnt really accept the fact that I dance, Chai said. Ive never actually told my mom that I truly want to be a choreographer or dancer. If I ever had the opportunity to drop school, I would do it, Chai said. You can always go back to school. Indian-American junior adver tising major Monica Desai, 20, is an actress and model. She graduated from the Lisa Maile School of Acting, Modeling and Imaging while she was in high school. movie Bring It On: In It to Win It convinced her she should pursue a career in acting. Some of her accomplishments include being in commercials for Verizon, Nutrisystem, Healthy Start and Valencia College. Its funny because, although I am completely Indian, my look is actually considered ethnically ambiguous, she said. Desais family is supportive of her acting and modeling career, though her mother always pushes for her to focus on her studies. There are also traditional Indian people who believe that my interest in developing a career based on creativity is not realistic, Desai said. She has driven to Tampa for an audition and been back in Gainesville in time for class. However, she realizes that a successful acting career is not guaranteed. I constantly remind myself that I can do what they do, and better yet, I can do it with a twist of my culture.UFs minority students also hope to break into showbiz THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9Photo by Alligator StaffLook for Desai and Chais names in lights some day soon. For now, give them your support! RACHEL GODFREY Avenue WriterPsychedelic electronic beats and ethereal harmonies come together in an inexplicably Experiments. A three-year hiatus was appar ently the perfect recipe for the Brooklyn-based trio to marinate ideas and churn out a solid, full-length LP. The Big Sleep incorporates a revival of shoegazing, a subgenre of alternative rock, which fuses separate guitar melodies and vocals into a rough and imprecise sound. Sonya Balchandani and Danny Barria are the driving spark behind The Big Sleep, with their vocals and guitar work leading the album. They also happen to be married. The duo found its drummer, Gabe Rhodes, through a Craigslist ad. Inspired by classic bands like The Cure and Led Zeppelin, The Big Sleep has an eclectic sound. Sugary yet dynamic, they are reminiscent of The xx or Yeah Yeah Yeahs with a much heavier edge. In the past, The Big Sleep simply followed where the music took it. Its tracks came off as tions. Lyrics were always an afterthought. The album begins with #1, an anthemlike track dominated by an intense guitar backbeat. However, a gaping lack of lyrical variety shows The Big Sleep may be falling prey to its old faults. An eerie, almost carnival-like melody begins Valentine, which soon morphs into an electronic drone. Barria chimes in with near monotone, as Balchandani softly coos in the background. The simple track heats up as every element gains speed and vigor. A trippy keyboard melody is the foundation for Wood on the Water. A synthesizer adds a spacey touch to this warped and quirky track. Its a refreshing break from the frenzied shredding The Big Sleep is so fond of. Red Carpet mesmer izes with ceaseless electronic repetition. The Big Sleep has nailed their progressive formula, settling into a composition pattern that highlights its strengths. Four Wishes is a formidable track, made up of intense guitar riffs and menacing percussion lines. The Big Sleep isnt concerned with perfection here; the track is raw, gritty and wholly authentic. Meet Your Maker holds nothing back, immediately launching into an electrifying fury of bass and guitar. Nature Experiments has its bright spots, tracks that are memorable for their sheer uniqueness and passion. The Big Sleep has every element it needs to be an unstoppable force in alternative music, but it has to rein in its tendency to squander away that talent with unruly riffs and muddled sections. The Big Sleep has gained critical and popular acclaim alongside fellow indie artists Passion Pit and Freelance Whales. Nature Experiments dropped on Jan. 31, in 2008.Did a three-year hiatus help The Big Sleeps new album? Nature Experiments brings a trippy sound theater

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10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 MICHAEL NEWMAN Avenue Writer You may have missed it, but not too long ago Mens Health magazine released the reAmericas saddest cities based on statistics such as suicide rates, unemployment rates and the rates of households using antidepressants. No. 1 on the list is St. Petersburg, with neighboring Tampa trailing behind at No. 4. Surely this is bad news for real estate agents and not news at all for people who have lived in the area for a major portion of their lives. Thats crazy, man, said Rahim Samad, who has lived in Tampa for 20 years, about the survey. But I believe it. The DJ, producer, emcee and indepenon the citys distinctive brand of grime for Its a community-run, free-form radio station with more than 100 volunteer programmers. Brigid Ochshorn, host of the overnight program Freedom of Choice, has been curating a series of free outreach shows for the station at Cafe Hey in Tampa and Mojo Ochsorn also produces teau Twins-esque solo project driven by programmed drum patterns. It features nagging synth and ephemeral vocals layered in delay and effects. But thats not the only good news for elecbusy running his startup label MORE Records out of Tampa. The records are available at morerecords. org along with free streams of songs from the releases. Tampas music environment becomes more diverse ALYSSA HOLCOMB Avenue Writer The separate worlds of the onand offBroadway stages collide in the form of Smash, NBCs new musical TV show that mixes elements of shows such as Glee and The Voice. The show centers on Karen Cartwright (American Idol alumna Katharine McPhee), a struggling actress who endures one disappointment after another, deterHilty, an established Broadway performer) Equipped with tremendous voices and curvy physiques, the duo ultimately become rivals who vie for the lead in an upcoming showstopper. The new show-stopping idea? Marilyn: Marilyn Monroe. The latest brainchild of playwrights Julia Houston (Debra Messing tian Borle). Add legendary producer Eileen Rand (Academy Award-winner Anjelica Huston) in full steam. Filled with impromptu demo novative idea collides into the lives of all involved, at times threatening to collapse the personal lives of both the actors and artists. cluding Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Chicago, Hairspray) and Steven Spielberg, man, the musical masterminds behind Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can, original songs. In the pilot, airing Feb. 6 at 10 p.m., the gradual growth of the Monroe ideal emNBCs Smash shows onand off-stage sentiment televisionSEE SMASH, PAGE 11

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 11 KAY BEA Avenue WriterMy opinion is on the fence when it comes to dance clubs. On one hand, I cant get enough of them. But on the other, hitting up the club often makes me wonder what Im doing with my life. These thoughts usually occur to me post-club as I scarf a huge, greasy slice at 2:30 a.m., drunk and kicking myself for sending I miss you text messages to exes. Having sailed on the clubbing-is-stillexciting boat more than a decade ago, I have to admit that my outlook or rather, my expectations for these scenarios has mutated quite a bit. The awareness is similar to the You still love the person, the experience isnt a deal breaker and in the back of your mind you always knew they werent perfect, but still, some of their glow has dimmed. So, getting back to the club, Id like to talk to you guys about some things that went down in XS not so long ago. Holy hell, what is up with that place? It is absolutely glorious, all jokes aside. As I made my way through the corridor towere immediately hit with a sensory overload that eliminates all guards of inhibition. The music is loud, its pulsating rhythms so easy that one cant help but notice an enhancement of ones animal instincts. One thing that always gets me off even though I pretend to vehemently deny it is being approached by and talking to hot, new guys. It gets the adrenaline running a little bit, minutes, I cant help but start to wonder if the guy is a good kisser. Of course, all it takes to choke these thoughts and build a wall is a one un-sexy comment. You know, you have a really great ass. Want to dance? No, no I do not want to dance. The standard excuse to leave this now-awkward situation is the good ol ladies room. God bless the ladies room, seriously. The line is always a mile long, with some people taking a million years to do their business. piss always make me wonder who the hell is in my company at the club. Flushing aint that hard. But even in this irritating congregation of women all wearing size XS, there still is a sense of camaraderie. We give each other toilet paper if our stall is each other a good night. Its great. Post-piss, I lasted in the club another hour or so, doing more of the same. I left that eveis what I mean about dance clubs: I really just dont know what theyre all about. Im glad they exist, but cant explain why. Had I left with a guy, would I have felt betesteem or an expectation of the dance club atmosphere? Funny, but as I sit here thinking about the questions I just posed, I cant help but sense a desire to get made up and try it all over again.The Art of Flying Solo, Topic 3: That Daily Bump and Grindbeds itself in the minds of both the creative and stage-set teams. Karen, in limbo between audition runs and waitressing shifts, it in show business. Ivy, tired of spending her nights upstage, begins a metamorphosis into the persona of the voluptuous vixen. Julia, struggling with balancing her work and family, becomes entranced by the idea. The male counterparts complement the leading ladies with a mix of unabashed bravado and nervous indecision. Derek is argumentative and stubborn, but what he lacks in compromise he makes up for in knowing talent when he sees it. Both sides of the cast come together in the quintessential place for all show folk: the audition room. With the creative team seated behind a table and the hopeful performers ner vous and determined before them, the two worlds crash with the opening chords of Let Me Be Your Star, an original song set as the audition piece. Both Karen and Ivy, dressed in curvehugging, classic Monroe sex-appeal shine in their own way. The pilot episode is far from perfect; there are points where the story seemed to drag or became too cliche (i.e. Derek inviting Karen back to his apartment late at night to offer some advice before callbacks). Yet it is scenes like the audition scene that overcome the obstacles, just like the real world of theater. With a solid foundation and an intriguing storyline, Smash is poised to become a new medium for lovers of both the stage and screen to enjoy.Katharine McPhee jumps from American Idol to Smash SMASH, from page 10

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GRAB GOOD GRUB FROM BLUE HIGHWAY, A PIZZERIA KIERA WRIGHT-RUIZAvenue WriterOn the old highway maps of America, the main routes were red and the back roads blue. Now even the colors are changing. William Least Heat-Moon Blue Highway Pizzeria has been serving pizza, sandwiches and other Italian classics since 2004 in Micanopy and since 2009 in Gainesvilles Tioga Town CenMicanopy man, is the owner and founder. Sixty is the new 40, he assured. fessionally for 33 years. He is mostly a self-taught cook; however, he ing from the Culinary Institute of as a kid in Chicago, where he was childhood memories is watching his grandmother make ravioli. His rent cooking style. Everyone has good food memthing about this business is its imsomeone a good plate of food and see the smile come on their face. You can see it in their eyes. years his family moved to a differ ent city for better jobs. This was an opportunity for us to put down roots, he said. We had roots here when we lived here. We wanted to be part of the com munity. The Blue Highway in Micanopy just kind of happened, he said. It used to be an old redneck bar bought the property, he ran it as open as a pizzeria. to name the restaurant Pizzettas, which means small pizzas. His father did not feel it went well with the location, so he chose another name. Blue Highway came from William Least Heat-Moons book Blue Highways: A Journey into America. In the book, Heat-Moon traveled throughout America on back roads, or blue highways. He wrote about mom-and-pop places and good restaurants where he stopped, as long as he stayed off A few months after the pizzeria opened, a local historian informed him that the restaurant was actually located on an old blue highway, U.S. 441. Sometimes things are meant to be, he said. He based the menu on things he liked to eat. I wanted something casual, he said. I wanted to do something everyone likes, and I wanted to do it better than most people get. People love pizza. to make pizza because he had worked in pizzerias while he was growing up. The pizza served at Blue Highway was created by their joint effort. He said a good pizza starts with a good crust. Ive had people tell us, God, Ive never ate crust before, but I love your crust, he said. Theres a lot of love and handwork going into our product here. Every pizza is made to order. On a weekly basis, the restaurant makes more than 1,000 pizzas. On a good week the number can hit 2,000, he said. Regulars are the core customers at the pizzeria. Some people come four times a week, he said. Blue Highway does its best to buy local products. It also uses or ganic products for the salads. The Micanopy location only sells pizza, sandwiches, salads and desserts, but Tioga has an expanded menu that also serves pasta. He has two items named after his parents: The Gino, which has Genoa salami, capicolla, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, banana peppers and oil and vinegar on a roll, is named for his father, and Mama Josephine Spaghetti and Meatballs is named after his mother. My mother used to make great meatballs, he said. environment with Blue Highways employees. Some workers have been there since the beginning. I cant do this myself, he said. If it wasnt for our employees, we wouldnt be here. Thats probably one of my driving forces: not only to make people happy, but then to see our employees, who are a part of our family, go and prosper. Its a really good feeling. 12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012Photo by Kiera Wright-RuizFamily recipes with a family atmosphere can be found at Blue Highway. Off the Main Road: Discover Blue Highway, a Pizzeria KENDRICK BROWNAvenue WriterOn Feb.19, :08 nightclub will host a free alternative to music festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella and SXSW for Gainesville music enthusiasts. Dante Lima, Jose Peruyero and Marshal Showcase in 2010 to show their appreciation for a city that always supports its local bands. fering an eclectic mix of more than 17 acts spanning rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, exper imental and indie genres. As longtime members of the Gainesville music scene, all three organizers under ing in a college town. Its hard to get exposure when youre ties, Lima said. the best way to go. Beginning at 3:30 p.m., bands will per form 25-minute sets, alternating between two stages. This years showcase will feature acts that have never performed in the showcase, such as Annie and the Canyon, plus a slew of familiar faces including Pseudo Kids, Greenland is Melting, Mindrise, Darkhorse and hip-hop artist D.P. bass, the Pseudo Kids have released two EPs and one full-length, self-titled album that they plan to follow up with an EP in March. Vocalist Scott Kauffmann paints daunting portrayals of someone dealing with abandonment and alcohol dependency ties on the beach. The combination gives the listener an idea of a delusional world where Kauffmann offers the only realistic, sometimes overly dramatic, point of view. Rapper D.P. is distinguished as the sole hip-hop act on this years bill. Fresh off of an East Coast tour with reggae band The Supervillians, D.P. recently The Return II. His latest offering blends sonic elements of hip-hop, country and southern rock to complement his lyrical tales about rural upbringings, heartbreak and not having the most amicable relationship with law enforcement. The Return II can be previewed on people the opportunity to set their own price for the album. Some of Gainesvilles favorite bands will use the festival as a platform for reunion. give its cult following a rare performance. Chuck Martin revives his rockabilly crew years. With a collection of such talented bands the festivals motto is About Music, For Music. But Lima contends that the concert series wouldnt be as successful without the sponsorship of Danny and Joy Hughes Looseys Longshot bar. doing sound and essentially playing stage manager, he said. Wed be lost without his leadership skills. And, obviously, hes giving up his bar to help us throw the extra events, and he paid for our T-shirts. Danny and Joy are fantastic. Looseys will host a pre-party on Friday, Feb. 17, where fans will have the opThe after party immediately follows Sundays main event. Attendance rates have steadily increased at each showcase, and the three cohorts are anticipating a packed house this showcase. But the goal doesnt stop when the music does on Feb. 19. Showcase will continue to expand with the support of Gainesvilles music and college communities. We want to make it multiple days and multiple venues, Lima said. The dream for this has always been big, and with any luck, it will be an anticipated and loved event for years to come.AM/FM Music Showcase displays talented local artists one by doing sound and essentially Dante Lima music

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14, ALLIGATOR 2, 3, 4, & 5 BR houses blocks to UF. Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352-359-3341/3595584 2-29-11-27-2 Tumblin' Creek condo! remodeled 1bed 1bath, balcony, wood floors, a/c, pantry, walk/bike to uf, pets neg. $725. per/mo. University Mgt, Inc. Lic. real estate broker 373-7904 2-7-12-10-2 LIVE ON UF LAKE Prestigious Bivens Arm. 5BR house, Pool, & Dock. Bike or walk to Shands & UF. Serious grad students preferred. $2500/mo. Call 619-857-9903 2-22-12-20-2 1BR/1BA Apt,. Large screened-in porch, W/D hook-up. Pets ok. Monthly rent $499. Sec Dep $499. Near Shands & Vet school, 3300 SW 23rd St. Apts #3. Please call 352371-3473 leave message. 2-22-12-20-2 Trends Student House of the Month! 2710 NW 2nd Ave Huge 2/2 with a Den and Fireplace! Walking Distance to Law School Biking Distance to UF Text Trend to 313131 for More Details Trend4Rent.com 2-24-20-2 House for rent Large home 4BR/3BA. No carpet. Includes range, refrig, W/D, central air & heat. 1 block from Newberry & Royal Plaza shops. $1200/mo 407-363-7198 or cell 407-234-1380 2-3-12-5-2 SUN KEY~SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 999~1001 SW 16th Ave. 1BR/1BA close to UF, Shands & Vet School Sun Key units starting at $475 Sun Harbor Townhouses $525 Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041 / 352.376.6720 4-25-12-58-2 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Ave. 1bed/1bath close to UF, Shands, Vet School Units starting at $475!! Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.6720 / 352.376.7041 4-25-12-58-2 2BR/1BA APARTMENT 7210 SW 45th Place. $525/moNo pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 2-15-1210-2 3 Bed House $795/mo available now & Aug. Central AC, wooden floors, w/d hook-ups, and a vintage style walking distance to campus and downtown. University Ave & NW 8th st area. By Leo 706 Call now! 352-226-3535, 813-347-9379 2-15-12-10-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 3-bdrm, 3-bth, till July, $725/mnth, NO DEPOSIT, washer-n-dryer in unit, new carpet, Archer Rd and 34th St. Call Scott 352281-1057 2-2-12-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-25-72-4 4/2 2 blocks from Campus. $350 including internet and cable. 814-440-3325 jfidorra@hotmail.com 2-13-11-30-4SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 2-6-11-25-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-25-72-5CONDO FOR SALE SPARROW3BR/2.5BA, 2-story. Approximately 1700 sq. ft., completely renovated. $65,000. Please call Drew 316-4465 2-10-12-20-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-25-12-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-25-12-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-25-12-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 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 4-25-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-25-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-12-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig. Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND 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 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-12-72-10 Uf Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-25-12-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-25-73-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2573-11 4-25-12-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11

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ALLIGATORCampus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 2-27-35-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-25-72-12WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 4-25-1272-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down! No credit check!!!! Cash vehicles $999 and up! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Over 150 vehicles in stock! Cars, Trucks, SUVs, & Vans! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 92 Eagle Talon $999 94 Ford Taurus $999 94 Toyota Camry $1500 98 Oldsmobile Intregue $1500 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 01 Nissan Altima $6999 04 Nissan Sentra $6999 02 Toyota Camry $6999 04 Chevy Astro $6999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 98 Dodge Ram $3999 95 Chevy Blazer $3999 02 Chevy Blazer $4999 99 Dodge Durango $6999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 Sunrise Auto Sales Bring W2 and drive home today! 30 Day Warranty! No Credit Check! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES No credit check! Cars, Trucks, SUVs & Vans 30 Day Warranty 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 04 Honda Accord $7999 04 Chevy Impala $7999 02 Honda Odyssey $7999 01 Toyota Solara $7999 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 05 Dodge Durango $9999 05 Ford F150 $10,999 06 Saturn Ion $11,999 07 Ford Mustang $12,999 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 01 Dodge Neon $1999 00 Hyundai Elantra $1999 02 Kia Spectra $2999 01 Olds Alero $3999 352-338-1999 4-25-65-12 94 Cadillac SLS $1999 99 Acura Integra $3999 099 Buick Century $3999 95 Chevy Camero $2500 352-338-1999 4-25-65-12 97 Ford Explorer $1999 97 Landrover Discovery $2999 98 Chevy Venture $2999 98 Chevy Astro $3999 352-338-1999 4-25-65-12 We buy unwanted vehicles with or without title any condition,make,year or model we pay up to $20,000 and offer free towing call 813-516-0847 2-28-20-12 97 Honda Civic EX $2900 obo 203K mi, White, Sunroof, 5spd, 2 owners, tinted windows, new tires jaferrer@ufl.edu or 850-228-1797 2-9-127-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-25-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comSexy Shopper's Needed THE LINGERIE COMPANYOaks Mall Plaza 2-3-5-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.

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16, ALLIGATOR BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-12-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-25-1272-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2512-72-14 A awesome summer job in Maine! If youre looking to spend this summer outdoors, have fun while you work, and make lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp Mataponi, a childrens summer camp, has positions available in Land Sports (lacrosse, soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, field hockey), Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, life guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 2-21-12-31-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 11 Aug 4. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. www.floridaelks.org/feyc/index.aspx 4-25-12-72-14 DOMINOS PIZZA NOW HIRINGClosing Drivers. $100/night Guaranteed. Apply at gatordominos.com 2-24-12-30-14 FEMALE SMOKERS! Do you want to quit smoking? Female smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 2-20-20-14 Warehouse Runners Needed! Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Apply M-F 8 AM 4 PM Concessions Ofc @ Gate 18 5 Part-Time positions available 2-3-6-14 F/T legal admin assistant for busy law firm. Excellent writing, problem solving and people skills. Organized and dependable. Spanish speaking a plus. Pay DOE. Call (352) 3714000. 2-9-12-10-14Office asst. needed Mon. & Sat. 10/hr.Apply @ Eyecare Express 39th ave & 13th st. 2-2-12-5-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-25-12-57-14 Sun Country Sports is hiring for spring! Afterschool, Aquatics, Gymnastics, Office, Rockwall, Cheer, Dance, Clean/Maint., Drivers, wknd hrs at Comm. Events. Must submit app: www.suncountrysports.com/jobs.html. Email HR@suncountrysports.com for info. 2-3-12-5-14 SANDYS SAVVY CHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING. Great working environment. PT/FT positions available. $8.00/hr + incentives. 352-372-1226 2906 NW 13th St 2-6-12-5-14 BIG LOU'S PIZZERIANow hiring servers, cooks, drivers & pizza makers. Serious workers only. Apply in person 5 SE 2nd Ave. 2-14-12-10-14 Looking for students! Cat furniture manufacturer needs self-motivated individuals to upholster and assemble cat towers. No experience needed. Starting pay is $8.00/hr. Apply in person at 1847 S. Main St or send resume to hcarboni1@gmail.com 2-10-128-14 Bench Scientist Position. Research with ELISAs and antibody production. Familiarity with ELISAs and immunology desired. Should have a Bachelor's degree in science field. Please send resume to info@elisa-tek. com 2-20-12-14-14 Seeking experienced female caregivers for overnight and weekend shifts. Must pass Level 2 and local background screenings, have CPR and HIV/Infection control trainings. $7.67-$9/hr, please call 352-225-3251 2-3-12-3-14 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Bonnie Coats at 273-9014 3-19-30-14 Healthy men and women 18 years of age or older are needed for a research study evaluating how a dietary supplement affects how the body breaks down a drug. If accepted into this study, you will have to spend two separate 2-night stays in the Shands Clinical Research Center at Shands Medical Center. Participants will be compensated up to $400.00 upon study completion. Contact Dr. Melonie Stanton, College of Pharmacy at melonie@ufl.edu. 2-2-12-1-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-25-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-25-12-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-25-72-15 www.UFMoverGuys.comLicensed & Insured Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 4-25-12-72-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-25-74 15 Epic Photographer for HireEmail suzettecook@onebox.com Gator Alum, hrly chg. You keep the digital files www.mizdigital.com 352-260-2511 4-25-12-72-15 HORSE BOARDING: $350/mo. From GV/ UofF 10 minutes. Dressage, stadium, x-country, daytime stall, nighttime turnout. Rider housing available. Barn Family Program to mitigate board and rent. Lessons, schooling opportunities. For further information, contact Dibbie at Gator Slide Farm, 352-466-3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com. Visitors always welcome. 2-29-11-51-15 AAA Courier ExpressProvide All Delivery Needs Bonded and Insured 352-339-5158 4-412-53-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) All Womens Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 4-25-72-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-25-72-16 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 4-25-72-21 Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 4-25-12-72-21SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTSOpen To Public We-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 5-17-12-67-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS)Basic Life Support(BLS) and CPR classes to fit your schedule.American Heart Association Card issued. Training Gators for over 15 years!! Call Cardiac One(352)494-4217. 2-15-12-25-16Strip Tease Aerobics THE LINGERIE COMPANYOaks Mall Plaza 2-3-5-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-25-72-18 GAINESVILLE IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY Green Cards, Natz, Work Visas www.ruthimmigrationlaw.com (904) 425-8078 2-20-30-18 Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 4-25-72-18 Best religion? NO religion! Get to know your Creator. See why the Bible is unique. Your creator's love for you. You Tube: "Eric Ludy The Gospel" (11:27) 2-9-12-10-18 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG While freshman Brad Beal leads the team in defensive rebounds, Florida has struggled on the glass this season, especially in SEC play. UF plays South Carolina tonight at home. See story, page 19. Floridas 2012 recruiting classWhat grade would you assign the Gators recruiting class for 2012? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. HE SAID HE WANTED TO PLAY WITH MATT BARKLEY. KELLY PRICEAlligator Writer TAMPA The mystery that is Kelly Price / AlligatorFive-star wide receiver Nelson Agholor of Tampa Berkely Prep surprised Gators fans Wednesday by choosing Southern Cal over Florida at an announcement ceremony at his high school in Tampa. Five-star Agholor spurns Florida on signing day, chooses USCEND OF GREGULATION Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org.Pointless ratings, stars system turns recruiting into crapshoot Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca SportsxNational Signing DayPoll ResultsWho is the Gators most feared shooting threat?50% BOYNTON 30% MURPHY 16% BEAL 4% WALKER64 total votes

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18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012Natalie Teer / Alligator Staff National Signing Day 2012National Signing Day 2012 is in the books, and Florida coach Will Muschamp and his staff hauled in the nations No. 3 recruiting class. Among the highlights for the Gators are five-star defensive ends Jonathan Bullard and Dante Fowler Jr., and five-star offensive tackle D.J. Humphries. Willie Bailey6-foot-1, 167 pounds Ranking: No. 38 cornerback High school: Hallandale Also considered: Miami, North Carolina, South Florida Recruited by: Aubrey Hill, Travaris Robinson commits Compiled by Kelly Price All rankings and photos from Rivals.com Jonathan Bullard6-foot-3, 263 pounds Ranking: No. 1 defensive end High school: Shelby, N.C., Crest Also considered: Clemson, South Carolina Recruited by: D.J. Durkin Bryan Cox, Jr.6-foot-3, 247 pounds Ranking: No. 37 strongside defensive end High school: Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas Also considered: North Carolina Recruited by: Aubrey Hill Damien Jacobs6-foot-3, 310 pounds Ranking: No. 3 JUCO defensive tackle JUCO: Scooba, Miss., East Mississippi Community College Also considered: Tennessee, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech Recruited by: Dan Quinn Rhaheim Ledbetter5-foot-11, 195 pounds Ranking: No. 25 safety High school: Boiling Springs, N.C., Crest Also considered: Clemson, South Carolina, Auburn, North Carolina Recruited by: D.J. Durkin JaFar Mann6-foot-3, 293 pounds Ranking: No. 48 defensive tackle High school: Stone Mountain, Ga., Stephenson Also considered: Miami, Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia Recruited by: Travaris Robinson Alex McCalister6-foot-6, 223 pounds Ranking: No. 26 weakside defensive end High school: Clemmons, N.C., West Forsyth Also considered: Georgia Tech, North Carolina Recruited by: D.J. Durkin Antonio Morrison6-foot-1, 209 pounds Ranking: No. 10 inside linebacker High school: Bolingbrook, Ill., Bolingbrook Also considered: Alabama, Oregon, Tennessee Recruited by: Bryant Young Dante Phillips6-foot-6, 270 pounds Ranking: No. 9 defensive tackle High school: Venice Also considered: Auburn, Miami, South Florida Recruited by: D.J. Durkin, Dan Quinn Jeremi Powell6-foot-1, 193 pounds Ranking: No. 17 outside linebacker High school: Largo Pinellas Park Also considered: Marshall, South Florida, South Carolina Recruited by: D.J. Durkin, Derek Lewis Quinteze Williams6-foot-5, 255 pounds Ranking: No. 22 strongside defensive end High school: Tyrone, Ga. Sandy Creek Also considered: Georgia, Tennessee, FSU Recruited by: Travaris Robinson, Dan Quinn Dante Fowler Jr.6-foot-3, 261 pounds Ranking: No. 3 weakside defensive end High school: St. Petersburg Lakewood Also considered: FSU, USC Recruited by: Derek Lewis Austin Hardin5-foot-10, 204 pounds Ranking: No. 11 kicker High school: Atlanta, Ga., Marist School Also considered: Auburn, Tennessee Recruited by: n/a D.J. Humphries6-foot-6, 271 pounds Ranking: No. 1 offensive tackle High school: Charlotte, N.C., Mallard Creek Also considered: Tennessee, Auburn Recruited by: Frank Verducci Matt Jones6-foot-2, 213 pounds Ranking: No. 15 running back High school: Seffner Armwood Also considered: Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, Oregon, Southern Cal, Notre Dame Recruited by: Brian White, Derek Lewis Latroy Pittman6-foot-0, 195 pounds Ranking: No. 32 wide receiver High school: Citra North Marion Also considered: FSU, Notre Dame, Georgia, Alabama Recruited by: n/a Kent Taylor6-foot-5, 225 pounds Ranking: No. 1 tight end High school: Land O Lakes Also considered: LSU, Alabama, Penn State, Georgia, FSU Recruited by: Charlie Weis, Derek Lewis Colin Thompson6-foot-4, 252 pounds Ranking: No. 6 tight end High school: Warminster, Pa., Archbishop Wood Catholic Also considered: Wisconsin, Boston College Recruited by: Charlie Weis, Derek Lewis Marcus Maye5-foot-11, 200 pounds Ranking: No. 5 safety High school: Melbourne Holy Trinity Also considered: FSU, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Miami, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee Recruited by: n/a Brian Poole5-foot-10, 202 pounds Ranking: No. 5 cornerback High school: Bradenton Southeast Also considered: Notre Dame, Western Kentucky, FSU, LSU, Georgia, Alabama Recruited by: Derek Lewis, Travaris Robinson Jessamen Dunker6-foot-2, 320 pounds Ranking: No. 5 offensive guard High school: Boynton Beach Also considered: Auburn, FSU, Georgia, Alabama, LSU, Miami Recruited by: Aubrey Hill Skyler Mornhinweg6-foot-3, 190 pounds Ranking: N/R quarterback High school: Philadelphia, Pa., St. Josephs Also considered: Penn State, Stanford, Tennessee Recruited by: Brent Pease Raphael Andrades6-foot, 190 pounds Ranking: No. 99 wide receiver High school: Tallahassee Lincoln Also considered: Arkansas, Stanford Recruited by: Aubrey Hill

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 19 JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer Billy Donovan entered Southeastern Conference play for the 16th time in his career with the belief that he had coached worse rebounding teams. Four years ago, Donovan said his frontcourt consisted of 6-foot-8 Dan Werner at power forward and 6-foot-8 Alex Tyus at center, with 6-foot guard Walter Hodge often used at small forward. That 2008-2009 team nursed its way to the leagues worst rebounding average and third-lowest rebounding per centage in the SEC. I dont feel like personnelwise like it was several years ago, where we were totally overwhelmed and all I could think was, What are we going to do to protect the post here? Because if we are just going to play one-on-one, we will be overwhelmed. I dont feel that way, Donovan said two days after Floridas SEC-opening loss to Tennessee. Six games into 2012s conference slate, the team previously considered his poorest rebounding squad has fresh competition. The No. 14 Gators (17-4, 5-1 SEC), who haul in a rebound on a league-worst 44.9 percent of their opportunities, also rank last in the conference with just 29.2 rebounds per game. Even the SECs current last place team, South Carolina (9-11, 1-5), which UF hosts tonight at 9, is able to garner a rebound 50 percent of the time. With (Patric) Young and Will Yeguete and (Erik) Mur phy, Im not saying that were the best rebounding team in the league, but I feel comfortable, like we can hold our own on the backboard, Donovan said in early January. I think we can do that, that the commitment is there to do it. While the 6-foot-9 Young, a sophomore center, has been held out of the Gators starting lineup in each of their SEC games with a right ankle injury, freshman Brad Beal was skeptical that the big mans absence was the main reason for Floridas rebounding woes. Beal, a 6-foot-3 guard, is leading UF with 102 defensive rebounds this season 13 more than Young. Thats not just necessarily because Pats out, Beal said. Im a three man; Im the bigand get rebounds as well. I cant just leave the big guys down there hanging, so I really just try to put my body in place and just try to rebound as best as I can. Though Florida has straight despite Youngs limited minutes, the team has also been out-rebounded four times dur ing that stretch. In each game, the ranked Gators have entered as the favorite, yet have trailed by halftime twice. A week ago, Ole Miss held by a 17-8 advantage on the boards. The Rebels would go on to out-rebound the Gators 41-23. On Saturday, Mississippi State won the glass by a 34-26 margin. We got out-rebounded in both games, but I think we battled, Murphy said. We are a smaller team size-wise but you game and I think well be alright. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org.UF near top of SEC, last in reboundingRECRUITING TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer MIRAMAR Tracy Howard could never really see himself playing at Miami. High corner was convinced he was going to Florida. I never gave Miami a chance, Howard said. I always told myself, Man, I dont want to go to Miami. I never gave them a chance and never tried to get down there. When the coaches called me, I was like, Im not talking to them, I dont want to go to Miami because I wanted to go away and experience the college feeling. That all changed with a visit to Coral Gables during the weekend, and Howard, the nations No. 1 corner back according to Rivals.com, chose the Hurricanes over the Gators on Wednesday morning. The talented 5-foot-11, 175-pound defensive back school to offer him a scholarship. He had already taken and USC. His last was supposed to be to LSU. That is, until the middle of January when former Florida wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales, who reportedly left Gainesville on bad terms two years ago for an assistant coaching position at LSU, left the Tigers for the offensive coordinator job at Illinois. When that happened, Howard canceled his LSU visit and decided to check out Miami. To be honest, I went down to the Miami visit with a closed mind, Howard said. I was like, Im locked down, Im going to Florida. to UM, Howard had a change of heart and opened up to the idea of becoming a Hurricane. He told Miramar High teammate Malcolm Lewis, a UM oral commit since November, that night he knew Miami was the right place for him. It felt like I was in another world, Howard said. When I seen that, I was like, Why not do it in my city with a group of guys I truly love? Despite feeling at home in Coral Gables and notifying coaches Tuesday, Howard wasnt completely sure of his decision until Wednesday morning, just hours before he publicly announced in front of a packed Miramar auditorium and on national television. He weighed his options and looked at the opportunity each school presented, including the chance to play right away. Howard said UM presented a better opportunity to Marcus Roberson, Cody Riggs, Jaylen Watkins and fourstar signee Brian Poole for a spot in the Gators youthful secondary. You dont ever want to feel like you let anybody down, Howard said, but at the end of the day its a business decision, and I have to do whats best for me. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org.Howard makes last-minute decision JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH The Gators lost one of their own on National Signing Day in four-star defensive end Leonard Williams. The Daytona Beach Mainland defensive end passed on Florida his favorite team growing up and committed to Southern California on Wednesday morning. I always wanted to go to Florida ever since I was little thats been my team forever, Williams said. But after I experienced all of this, I just really found out what was best for me. Williams decision comes on the heels of a week marred by the stress of family issues. His maternal grandmother slipped into a coma this week. It was hard because I had a lot of stuff going on, like family problems going at the same time, Williams said. I had to take time to do family stuff and [recruiting] stuff. When asked if his grandmother would approve of his decision to attend USC, Williams said, Yeah. Yeah, she would love it. Williams was one of eight tar gets that the Gators failed to sign on Wednesday. stars that escaped Will Muschamps grasp were receiver Nelson Agholor and cor nerback Tracy Howard, who committed to USC and Miami, respectively. Florida seemingly whiffed on Clemons also, who announced his intentions to attend Georgia Wednesday morning. However, an ESPN report stated the Harvey-Clemons family wanted him to pick UF and as of press time, he has not yet sent a letter of intent. Muschamp made waves when he Ga., making a donation that Clemons grandfather said surprised the collection plate, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. In addition to the aforementioned out on improving its offensive line depth, losing four-star tackle Avery Young to Auburn and three-star tackle Jake Meador to Wisconsin. mits at wide receiver, halfback, and offensive line three of Floridas thinnest positions Muschamp is not concerned with the recruits he missed out on. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@ alligator.org.Gators miss on Williams, top targetsFlorida addresses depth concerns on both lines with 2012 classabout the guys weve got in that group. last season, but the team was gashed considerably during four straight losses in October to Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Geor gia, allowing an average of 201 yards on the ground. Conversely, the Gators couldnt get the run game going on offense during those games, averaging just 43.8 yards during the losing streak despite a per-game mark of 187.1 in all others. Countless times, Muschamp has pointed to the Southeastern Conference being a line-of-scrimmage league, and countless times, he pointed to his teams struggles in that area as the catalyst for a disappointing season. Florida had to crosstrain players at multiple positions along the defensive line, and that lack of depth certainly played into the defensively heavy nature of this years class. We really struggled up front with our depth on the defensive line, Muschamp said. We really needed to address that. On the offensive line, we really got everybody back. We added two offensive linemen, certainly that will be more of a focus next year. Adding to the bulk in this class, Muschamp secured commitments from the No. Humphries, as well as four-star Boynton Beach guard Jessamen Dunker, who comes to UF with SEC-ready size at 6-foot-4, 320 pounds. Both have enrolled early and will participate in spring practice, something Muschamp said would be a distinct advanThem being able to go through 15 days of spring practice is going to be huge, he said. Theyre both two very good, big athletes who move very well, great feet, change powerful guys. The Gators also added two of the top tight ends in the nation with the commitments of Kent Taylor and Colin Thompson, a powerful wide receiver in four-star Latroy Pittman and a solid running back in four-star Matt Jones of Seffner Armwood. They also improved an already deep defensive back seven with the grabs of fourstar cornerback Brian Poole, four-star safety Marcus Maye and four-star linebackers Antonio Morrison and Jeremi Powell. With an impressive haul, Muschamps services rankings. Still, Muschamp said he realizes that stars and rankings mean little once the pads are strapped on. Well know about this class in two or three years, he said. Ill tell you the same mental game, and you got to develop the players. Its not about winning in February. Its about winning in the fall and developing your football team and addressing your needs, and I think weve done that. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator. org. RECRUITING, from page 1Williams Beal UF R ecruiting To be honest, I went down to the Miami visit with a closed mind.Tracy HowardUM cornerback

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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 92 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida National Signing Day Coverage: including D.J. Humphries. See graphic, pg. 18. Fairgrounds will move two miles to the north, pg 5. 81 /55 Smash makes its way to NBC right after the Super Bowl. Page 10 has all the info for musical fans. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 SPORTS 17 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff cruiting class, including 14 players who play on the line of scrimmage. RECRUITING MATT WATTS Will Muschamp kept his word and immits to do the opposite. com. In addition to Fowler, the Gators inked Muschamp pulls in top-three class EMILY MORROW Police said the women ran upstairs to their By the time police arrived, both the man and port. The women told police the suspect was a They also told police they had seen the man About an hour later, police responded to anscriptions, but police do not believe they were the same person. Two public masturbators seen Sunday the lot number. the pill pack and the company website. hormonal birth control. contraceptives. Twenty-year-old telecommunication sophomore Anna SEE RECRUITING, PAGE 19Tablets may not be in correct sequence I have to be more aware of what kind Im on and how accredited the business is that is giving out my birth control.Anna FuhrerUF sophomore

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News Today Subscription Rates: One Semester (Fall or Spring) $18 Summer Semester $10 Two Semesters (Fall or Spring) $35 Full Year (All Semesters) $40The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 106 ISSUE 92 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 81/55 CLOUDY 77/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/54 THUNDER STORMS 79/54 THUNDER STORMS 78/54 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY WHATS HHAPPENING?Return of Alpha Zeta Rose Sale Today through Feb. 14 Want to surprise a loved one or a dear friend with some roses this Valentines Day? The Alpha Zeta Rose Sale returns this year to make it possible. Contact Gernide Zamor at gzamor08@ ufl.edu for an order form. Once submitted, members of Alpha Zeta will deliver the order anywhere on campus (faculty and staff only). Orders range from bouquets to single roses. Islam Fair Today Reitz Union Lawn and Colonnade Join Islam on Campus for its annual Islam Fair as part of Islam Awareness Month. Come learn about Muslims from various regions of the world, eat MiddleEastern food and learn about upcoming Islam Awareness Month events. There will also be henna, trivia, calligraphy, tie-dye hijab booths and more. The event is free. For more information, visit islamoncampus.com Reitz Union Entertainment Board presents Groundhog Day T oday, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Reitz Union Auditorium RUB presents Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray as a weatherman living the same day over and over again. The movie is free and open to the public. Free salsa classes with the Gator Salsa Club Today, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reitz Union Colonnade Come and join the Gator Salsa Club to learn some salsa moves for free. The lessons will be held on the Reitz Colonnade every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The club will teach Dance on 2 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by Casino style from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. No experience or partner is required. All levels of dancers are welcome. Gators for Haven Hospice First General Body Meeting Today, 6:30 p.m. Reitz Union, Rooms 346-347 At this meeting, the club will talk about the application protations and guest speakers. For more information, visit multicultural.ufl.edu/bslc. Joshua Bell Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Phillips Center Hailed as the most celebrated American violinist of the modern era, Joshua Bell partners with British pianist Sam Haywood in a critically acclaimed 21-city tour. This magnificent collaboration will include works by Brahms, Schubert and Grieg. Student tickets are $20. Visit performingarts.ufl.edu for more infor mation. Dance Marathon hosts 5K, FT5K Sunday, 8 a.m. UF Commuter Lot Dance Marathon at UF is hosting its annual 5K, the FT5K. Early online registration is $20, and same-day registration is $25. A 1-mile fun run is an option for $10 for those who like shorter distances. All proceeds benefit Shands Hospital for Children, our local Childrens Miracle Network Hospital. To learn more and register, visit www.floridadm.org/5k. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. cess to volunteer at Haven Hospice, talk to a Princeton Review Rep about available courses, discuss service and social events, and have representatives from other organizations talk about medical mission trips they offer in the future and how you can get involved. If you have any questions, email gators4hh@ gmail.com or visit gators4hh. com. UF Libertarians screen Waiting for Superman Today, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Matherly, Room 118 For National School Choice Week, the UF Libertarians will be screening Waiting for Superman, a Sundance award-winning documentary that analyzes the failures of the public education system in America. Those interested in education, public choice, political economy, public policy and liberty are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Soweto Gospel Choir Friday, 7:30 p.m. Phillips Center for Performing Arts Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir pays homage to tribal, traditional and popular African and Western music while uplifting souls with earthy rhythms, dynamic harmonies and a cappella vocals. Student tickets are $12. Visit performingarts.ufl.edu for more information. James E. Scott Black Student Leadership Conference Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Ustler Hall IBCs annually hosted conference provides students with skills that can help them become more effective leaders through workshops, discussions, presen-

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 KATHRYN VARNAlligator Contributing WriterUF students and Gainesville residents gathered at the Gator Corner Dining Center on Wednesday morning for a breakfast featuring crepes with local organic citrus, tempeh scramble with cage-free eggs and organic oatmeal The Farm-to-Table Breakfast served abilitys Food For Thought campaign, The campaign will educate people on food and sustainability issues, said said the campaigns main goal is to At the breakfast, each cooking station featured a description of the food and its origin, and attendees received guides to sustainability printed on reThe entire campaign will cost UF about $5,000, according to Anna PrizShe said local food is food that Since it is an awareness campaign, I think we will be gauging [success] based on who is coming out and how many people are showing up to the will include surveys to learn peoples Other events will include speakers, a do-it-yourself series of canning and as a part of the Cinema Verde Envifull calendar of events can be found on the Food For Thought website, sustainUF kicks off local food campaign at Gator CornerCITY ELEcCTIONS ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterStudent voter turnout on campus remained Out of the 4,173 voters registered at the ReLow student turnout is not unusual for In the March City Commission race, 57 people voted at the Reitz Union precinct mayoral race in March 2010, 85 people voted Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter said the Reitz Union is the main precinct for I always wonder why the younger population doesnt turn out to vote, Carpenter Jeremy ONeal, a 24-year-old environmental engineering masters student, said he was too busy with schoolwork to research the canTyler Payne said he didnt vote in the city elections because city elections in his homeI just feel more connected to my city government at home, said Payne, a 21-year-old After he voted Tuesday, 19-year-old Frank Plageman spent the afternoon encouraging Plageman, who is from Jupiter, said he thinks the biggest reason students do not vote in city elections is because of their apathy toWhat students dont realize is that if they spoke up, the City Commission would listen Then, the commission would be less likely to Carpenter said she urges students to vote You have another opportunity to have Few students on campus turn out to polls Tuesday

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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffTj Villamil, Sabine Justilien and Juan Rodriguez pose for another photographer at the Reitz Union Amphitheater on Wednesday afternoon. The three announced that they will be running together on the ballot for the Unite Party elections. sS TUDENT GOVERNMENT SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator WriterThe Unite Party announced its afternoon. The party announced Sabine candidate and Juan Rodriguez as its candidate for treasurer to about phitheater. guez is the current Student Body nounced his candidacy to run with the Unite Party for Student Body president. ien was the assistant director of president. Rodriguez was working on writing Unite Party announces executive candidates for spring election COMMISSIONERS CAN PURCHASE OR GIVE UP IPADS AFTER TERM. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Writer Tuesday, two current city or purchased for a discounted price. The city bought the iPads the city attorney. If turned back into the buying new iPads. the city obtained by going pa ago, which Rountree said was to print the agendas for each paper and ink by switching to bind the agendas. Two city-bought iPads in limbo after city elections KALEIGH STEINORTHAlligator Contributing Writer the 2011 recipient of the Arthur Ashe Award for Cour Exonerated boxer to speak at Reitz SHELBY WEBBAlligator Contributing Writer that one, too. and neither was registered with the Bikes can be registered with any As soon as we register a bike, tation, he said, in order to deter the chances of getting the bike re Bike thieves deterred by UPD decalsBozella I am excited to bring him back to where his expertise lies.Tj VillamilStudent Body president candidate152 bikes stolen last year

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BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterThe Hoggetowne Medieval Faire will be moving, but not for a few years. The Alachua County Fair grounds will be relocated two miles north of the Gainesville Regional Airport between North 63rd Avenue and North 69th Avenue. The current site will be replaced with a retail shopping area. The move will affect the logistics of the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in the future. However, a previous pitch to move the fair grounds to Newberry could have jeopardized the future of the fair, which is attended by thousands of people each year. The city of Newberry put in a fall proposal to relocate the county fairgrounds to a complex in its city instead of the Gainesville location on Waldo Road. Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe said in an interview in the fall that he would not allow a city-funded fair to take place in Newberry. Lowes main argument was that it would give the perception Gainesville isnt interested in developing the east side of town. Plan East Gainesville is a project to bring jobs and economic growth potential into East Gainesville. Rick Drummond, interim county manager, said moving the fairgrounds is an integral part of Plan East Gainesville. Newberrys pitch has since been dropped, he said. The Waldo Road land was purchased by Alachua County for $2 million in 2006. It will take about $22 million to get the location prepped to be a fully working fairground. One of the reasons that the move is taking so long is the budget for the fairground project was cut. The budget, which was originally $21 million to $28 million, has been decreased to between $12 million and $14 million, Drummond said. The economic realities have pull the trigger on this project, Drummond said. Linda Piper, events coordinator with the City of Gainesville Division of Cultural Affairs, said one of the main advantages of the move is an increase in parking. The current fairgrounds can hold 1,000 cars, and the new fair grounds will be able to park 5,000 cars, she said. She said the move will be benI am glad it will impact the east side of Gainesville economically, Piper said. And it will bring jobs. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffGypsies dance at the Hoggetowne Medieval Fair on Saturday. The Alachua County Fairgrounds will be moving to a site two miles north of the Gainesville Regional Airport in a few years for a total cost of $24 million. Alachua County Fairgrounds to relocate in a few yearsThe fairgrounds will be moved two miles north I am glad it will impact the east side of Gainesville economically, and it will bring jobs.Linda Piperevents coordinator with the City of Gainesville Division of Cultural Affairs

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator 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, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Has your birth control been recalled?952 TOTAL VOTES83% YES 17% NOWednesdays question: Would you masturbate in public?No-Sense ScottGovernors position on tuition hikes confusingOn Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott, in a somewhat surprising statement, said he did not support increasing tuition for students at Floridas colleges and universities. This position puts the governor at odds with members of his own party in the legislature who are proposing an 8 percent increase in tuition. Sen. Evelyn Lynn, R-Ormond Beach, chair of the budget subcommittee on higher education, told the Orlando Sentinel, I have great concern because were cutting back on dollars, and education has been cutting back every single year for the last four years now, and to come one more year when we have cult. tion costs on Florida taxpayers. She also believes that because Florida has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country, it has room to increase tuition to ease cuts elsewhere. The governor said he believes increasing tuition would be the wrong thing to do, equating colleges to businesses that try the state has to balance the budget every year and has already cut a lot from higher education in Florida, something will have to give, putting taxpayers on the line. This is not to say that we are supporting tuition hikes, because that is certainly not the case. The increasing cost of tuition each year is certainly a problem and could be remedied in other ways. We also realize, as we have argued in past editorials, that tuition increases are sometimes a necessary evil used to make up for the rising cost of education. Perhaps we should look at the underlying reasons for annual increases in the cost of higher education before we continue to cut or increase tuition. Are standards for admission too low? Are federal subsidies driving up costs? Regardless, what is most surprising from this budget battle is that the governor is pretty much siding with his arch nemesis, President Obama, on this issue. In his State of the Union address, the president came out strongly against further tuition increases, and Scott has echoed some of the same reasons, such as the idea that education should be affordable to everyone. Could the governor be going against his party on the issue in order to soften his hardline image? If that is the case, we doubt it will make his opponents, many college students included, like him. If anything, it will make him look like hes pandering to younger people for support rather than truly standing up for them against further tuition increases. Whether or not he genuinely believes what he says, his position on this issue is probably not going to change the minds of many Floridians.Lessons outside classroom matter mostWere told we attend UF to get an education. We go to class, write our papers, take our tests and, after four years, we earn a degree. Well, Ive recently come to the conclusion that the building blocks of success have little to do with your GPA. Rather, most of my education comes from outside the classroom. Entering college with all my striving and crisply honed training I still felt I didnt understand the qualities that led to some of the highest achievements in life: lasting happiness, success, meaning, purpose. It took me a while to realize it, but intelligence, academic performance and presFrom an early age, my upbringing and high school education trained me in every obscure calculus problem, major world war and biological process. Through my formal education, my teachers co-authored the person I became, crafting me to face academic challenges. But when it came to some of the most important lessons how to navigate the contours of conversation and how to gracefully exit one, whom to befriend and whom to dismiss I felt utterly on my own. The traits that make a difference are certainly not taught in a classroom: the ability to understand and empathize with people; to analyze situations and distinguish underlying patterns; to create meaningful relationships; to identify and correct personal inadequacies; to challenge or adhere to the status quo; even to construct delicate emails. lights of the classroom, but rather in the social context of meeting new people, extracurricular gatherings, managing crises, participating in lunch and dinner dates, and just the everyday business of living on my own in the heightened reality that is college. Lets take, for an example, the fertile social grounds of a birthday dinner. It is in these types of situations where the real life lessons are learned. There are the obvious conscious lessons, such as the ability to carry a conversation and listen. But deep down, in the rich subconscious where wisdom grows and character is formed, something more is happening. In these situations, we react to the social patterns that prevail with each unique person at the table. We can tell which clique prefers talking about shopping, and which prefers talking about drinking. We see the prevailing currents of the social ocean which members of the table are regretting their seating choice and which members of the table are amiably complacent. We are all performing a series of delicate social tasks. For the span of the dinner, the members of the table are demonstrating wit, complacency, compassion, tact and timing. More so, the members are learning how to interpret one another, to gauge temperament and react accordingly, to be empathic and engaging. In short, they were learning and practicing the skills necessary to succeed in life. So, when we get back in the classroom, its almost as if were getting a placebo education. The idea being that our prestigious university doesnt actually work by teaching us things. It works by giving us the impression that weve been engrained with knowledge, which gives us the insane monetarily successful later in life. So, lets be real here. Were not going to remember a series of facts about public policy or engineering or whatever your major may be. Were going to forget the vast major ity of everything were tested on in college. What were not going to forget, though, are the lessons learned outside the classroom lessons about interpretation and interaction, life and living, and people and personality. Garrett Bruno is a political science sophomore at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. Garrett Brunoopinions@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Voters take their issues pretty seriously. There are family values, the economy, the Constitution, taxes and personal freedom, just to name a few. This is largely why the Republican Party has surged in the past few years and why 2012 was supposed to shake things up even more. Despite all the force behind the GOP, it somehow chose incredibly unimpressive candidates. The party once known for the Reagan Revolution just doesnt have much going for it. Sure, theres the tea party, but were still paying for a decade and a half of bad decisions. Lets be honest, being a Republican this year is like being single in your 30s: Youve had better, but youre just going to have to settle. Since Ole Miss is not only extremely conservative but also has tons of people who pretty much just want to get married, allow me to continue the analogy with the Republican options. First, the irrelevant candidates. Theres Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico. The GOP invited him to a few debates but eventually your parents the media stopped allowing you to hang out with Johnson, probably because hes pro-marijuana. Maybe Johnson could have worked, but because the GOP started ignoring him, hes joined the Libertarian Party. Then theres Buddy Roemer, the person whose face youve seen but literally had no idea what his name was. The former congressman from Louisiana wont accept donations greater than $100, so hes pretty much asking to be forgotten. Speaking of money, theres Mitt Romney, the loaded, charming person everyone says you should like. Romneys the Jay Gatsby of politics without all the alcohol-laden parties. Thats also his downfall: Despite how popular he is, hes so secretive its creepy. Hes been married to his high school sweetheart for 40 years, which looks good compared to Newt Gingrich. But in all honesty, Romney has had an open marriage with conservatism for decades. When you look at his stances on abortion, TARP, the Second Amendment and health care mandates, you see why his nickname is Obamney. Of course, theres Rick Santorum, whose continued presence because hes the nice person who goes to church every week who Grandma loves but seems to have a lot of personal issues. He acts like a decent person, but its hard to take someone seriously when they talk like theres a question mark at the end of every other sentence. Gingrich is the crazy ex of the Republican Party that it just cant get rid of. Hes a genius and would probably accomplish a lot. He was even speaker of the House in 1994. This guy should be playing golf in Myrtle Beach, not campaigning for president there. True conservatives seem to trust him a lot more when hes not in politics, anyway. Finally, theres Ron Paul, whos like the person without a Facebook because of how much the media ignores the guy. Hes been around forever, but his consistency is why third time trying to be president, and hes still the only person who takes his vow to uphold the Constitution seriously. Hes the only candidate who treats us like adults, has never compromised his values and speaks to us with common sense. right. Americans continue to bash Gingrich because, naturally, people hate to admit when theyre wrong. Perhaps Pauls wisdom explains why he has more support from members of the military than all the other candidates combined, making the people who say his foreign policy isnt aggressive enough just look foolish. Gingrich is the most conservative candidate, but everyone says Republicans should write him off because hes not photogenic, because his suits look like they came from the clearance rack at J.C. Penney. Pauls no Reagan, but Americans are essentially choosing of their own free will to be like the mom in that movie The Noteseen. This election is basically an arranged marriage in which were pretty depressed about our ultimate option of Romney vs. Obama; its not the most romantic story ever, but thats politics. At least 2012 is a wake-up call. Huntsman 2016, anybody? Alec Jones is a columnist for the Daily Mississippian at the University of Mississippi. GOP candidates a string of suitorsUWireAlec JonesUWire College is the time to be curious. We need to take advantage of our time and embark on an adventure before we lose that chance. Traveling and studying abroad, completely immersing yourself in another culture, can imence in the world as young adults, we need that international experience now more than ever. Any period of time overseas is worthwhile, and the more time the better, because the only way one can really learn enough time there. Especially when learning a language, four College is a time to embrace personal change and growth. Making the choice to travel independently can jump start this growing process. The ability to deal with change helps the travelers transition when leaving a place he or she has become deeply was just the beginning. people from all over the world. There is only experience to be gained by a venture overseas; theres really nothing to lose. My time abroad did nothing but make me a more deter dents have the freedom to travel and live out these dreams so early in life. Most of us dont know exactly where well end up, but for now we might as well just enjoy the ride while were on it. Candice Wheeler is a columnist for the Minnesota Daily at the University of Minnesota. Studying abroad teaches adaptabilityUWireCandice WheelerUWire

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theAvenue Follow two minority students trying to make it in the performance arts on page 9. Smash into show business! You cant vote in NBCs latest musical show, but its still a treat. Read all about Smash on page 10.Grab a slice at Blue Highway: There are quite a few eateries in Gainesville that everyone should know about. Discover your own Blue Highway on page 12. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE DANA BURKEAvenue WriterSaturdays in the Swamp havent been the same since football season came to a close. Despite being a college town, shot-gunning beer at 10 in the morning for fun has neither the same effect nor is it as socially acceptable when there isnt a football game to follow. Not to fear, football lovers the Super Bowl is here! What does this have to do with fashion, you say? Well, whether youre watching the Super Bowl with friends, cheering on the Gators from the bleachers in the OConnell Center or frequenting Southwest Recreation Center to get your workout on, your clothes make a statement. Try these athletning in any sporting situation and score big in your wardrobe.Super Bowl PartyRegardless of your team prefer ence this year, blue, white and red will be the choice colors. Tackle your clothing options head-on and personal style while still supporting Even if you are the teams number-one super fan, there are other ways to show it than by painting your face, sporting a fuzzy wig in your teams colors and wearing an your teams name proudly across your chest, pick a shirt that still has Touch by Alyssa Milano is a line of spirit apparel made for women that covers every sports team in the NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA. Her The Coop football T-shirt (which is available in a version for both the Patriots and the Giants) is a girly neck design with a color-blocked top and sporty stripes on the sleeves. reason why you cant wear a dress or skirt on this extra-masculine day. Use the colors of your team in sweet silhouettes and youll have a touch of femininity that still says youre interested in the game touchdown! Gator Games College football may be over, but at least we have college basketball games to look forward to until March. Stand out from the crowd in the OConnell Center while cheering for the Gators by showing school spirit in trendy ways. On campus, it is not unusual to see orange and blue incorporated generic T-shirts from various clubs, organizations and the campus bookstore. Take your look from campus to the court by sprucing up to something more spirited. think wearing solid orange bottoms is weird, think again. Tangerine was the hottest color trend on the runways this spring. Paired with a simple white Tshirt, the look will remain ener overboard when you want to show your team spirit, but by using team colors sparingly in unusual ways, youll turn heads in a good way. your favorite Florida tee, switch it up by tucking it into a skirt, or pair ing it with a blazer. These simple changes will give new life to your shirt no matter how many Gator wins it has seen. Gym SessionsNew Years resolutioners: Need extra motivation besides a Spring Break beach body? Buy your self some cute workout wear and kick-start your exercise routine into high gear. To avoid looking sloppy on campus, try actual activewear instead of old T-shirts and shorts. You never know who you might run into at the gym or in class, and you wont sweat-stained T-shirt. These workout clothes are built for activity in dry fabrics that will keep you from looking like a slob. For all of you girls guilty of confusing gym clothes with streetwear live in their Nike running shorts but never actually go to the gym), you are not going to or coming from the gym, leave the activewear at home. For the girl who has everything, go the extra mile in your workout wear by shopping designer duds. Adidas by Stella McCartney features an ultra-chic snakeskin prints. Pack a punch in your clothing choices and sweat in style.Fifth Avenue Fashion: Sporty Style for the Gator GirlDana Burke / Alligator StaffGoing for a jog? Getting into the game? Sweat in style with these cute looks!

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RAKSHEEN AYAZAvenue WriterOne of every three people in the United States is a minority, yet TV networks cast predominantly white individuals in their shows. Over the past two decades, African-Amer icans and Hispanics have taken on many more roles on television. Araband Asian-Americans are also taking on stronger roles, though at a lesser rate. The enrollment of minority students at UFs School of Theatre and Dance program has increased by about 20 to 30 percent in 10 years. Timothy Altmeyer, an assistant professor of the UF School of Theatre and Dance, predicted that the acting, modeling, singing and dancing will likely increase. My observation is that it is becoming easier, for nontraditional casting has become much more prominent, Altmeyer said. In the gest breakouts, the highest persons, have been African or Latino. Chinese-American Felix Chai, 20, a junior family youth and community sciences major, aspires to be a dancer and later a choreographer, who travels and teaches workshops. He competed in the World of Dance competition in Chicago last year with the UF Apocalypse Dance Troupe, an all-male, hip-hop dance troupe. For Chai, dancing is a hobby he wishes could turn into a career. He practices for about 11 hours a week and even more when nearing a competition. A lot of the successful dance troupes in Americas Best Dance Crew are Asian, he said. The older Asian community still focuses on studying and getting professional jobs, Chai said. I have a strict mom who doesnt really accept the fact that I dance, Chai said. Ive never actually told my mom that I truly want to be a choreographer or dancer. If I ever had the opportunity to drop school, I would do it, Chai said. You can always go back to school. Indian-American junior adver tising major Monica Desai, 20, is an actress and model. She graduated from the Lisa Maile School of Acting, Modeling and Imaging while she was in high school. movie Bring It On: In It to Win It convinced her she should pursue a career in acting. Some of her accomplishments include being in commercials for Verizon, Nutrisystem, Healthy Start and Valencia College. Its funny because, although I am completely Indian, my look is actually considered ethnically ambiguous, she said. Desais family is supportive of her acting and modeling career, though her mother always pushes for her to focus on her studies. There are also traditional Indian people who believe that my interest in developing a career based on creativity is not realistic, Desai said. She has driven to Tampa for an audition and been back in Gainesville in time for class. However, she realizes that a successful acting career is not guaranteed. I constantly remind myself that I can do what they do, and better yet, I can do it with a twist of my culture.UFs minority students also hope to break into showbiz THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9Photo by Alligator StaffLook for Desai and Chais names in lights some day soon. For now, give them your support! RACHEL GODFREY Avenue WriterPsychedelic electronic beats and ethereal harmonies come together in an inexplicably Experiments. A three-year hiatus was appar ently the perfect recipe for the Brooklyn-based trio to marinate ideas and churn out a solid, full-length LP. The Big Sleep incorporates a revival of shoegazing, a subgenre of alternative rock, which fuses separate guitar melodies and vocals into a rough and imprecise sound. Sonya Balchandani and Danny Barria are the driving spark behind The Big Sleep, with their vocals and guitar work leading the album. They also happen to be married. The duo found its drummer, Gabe Rhodes, through a Craigslist ad. Inspired by classic bands like The Cure and Led Zeppelin, The Big Sleep has an eclectic sound. Sugary yet dynamic, they are reminiscent of The xx or Yeah Yeah Yeahs with a much heavier edge. In the past, The Big Sleep simply followed where the music took it. Its tracks came off as tions. Lyrics were always an afterthought. The album begins with #1, an anthemlike track dominated by an intense guitar backbeat. However, a gaping lack of lyrical variety shows The Big Sleep may be falling prey to its old faults. An eerie, almost carnival-like melody begins Valentine, which soon morphs into an electronic drone. Barria chimes in with near monotone, as Balchandani softly coos in the background. The simple track heats up as every element gains speed and vigor. A trippy keyboard melody is the foundation for Wood on the Water. A synthesizer adds a spacey touch to this warped and quirky track. Its a refreshing break from the frenzied shredding The Big Sleep is so fond of. Red Carpet mesmer izes with ceaseless electronic repetition. The Big Sleep has nailed their progressive formula, settling into a composition pattern that highlights its strengths. Four Wishes is a formidable track, made up of intense guitar riffs and menacing percussion lines. The Big Sleep isnt concerned with perfection here; the track is raw, gritty and wholly authentic. Meet Your Maker holds nothing back, immediately launching into an electrifying fury of bass and guitar. Nature Experiments has its bright spots, tracks that are memorable for their sheer uniqueness and passion. The Big Sleep has every element it needs to be an unstoppable force in alternative music, but it has to rein in its tendency to squander away that talent with unruly riffs and muddled sections. The Big Sleep has gained critical and popular acclaim alongside fellow indie artists Passion Pit and Freelance Whales. Nature Experiments dropped on Jan. 31, in 2008.Did a three-year hiatus help The Big Sleeps new album? Nature Experiments brings a trippy sound theater

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10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 MICHAEL NEWMAN Avenue Writer You may have missed it, but not too long ago Mens Health magazine released the reAmericas saddest cities based on statistics such as suicide rates, unemployment rates and the rates of households using antidepressants. No. 1 on the list is St. Petersburg, with neighboring Tampa trailing behind at No. 4. Surely this is bad news for real estate agents and not news at all for people who have lived in the area for a major portion of their lives. Thats crazy, man, said Rahim Samad, who has lived in Tampa for 20 years, about the survey. But I believe it. The DJ, producer, emcee and indepenon the citys distinctive brand of grime for Its a community-run, free-form radio station with more than 100 volunteer programmers. Brigid Ochshorn, host of the overnight program Freedom of Choice, has been curating a series of free outreach shows for the station at Cafe Hey in Tampa and Mojo Ochsorn also produces teau Twins-esque solo project driven by programmed drum patterns. It features nagging synth and ephemeral vocals layered in delay and effects. But thats not the only good news for elecbusy running his startup label MORE Records out of Tampa. The records are available at morerecords. org along with free streams of songs from the releases. Tampas music environment becomes more diverse ALYSSA HOLCOMB Avenue Writer The separate worlds of the onand offBroadway stages collide in the form of Smash, NBCs new musical TV show that mixes elements of shows such as Glee and The Voice. The show centers on Karen Cartwright (American Idol alumna Katharine McPhee), a struggling actress who endures one disappointment after another, deterHilty, an established Broadway performer) Equipped with tremendous voices and curvy physiques, the duo ultimately become rivals who vie for the lead in an upcoming showstopper. The new show-stopping idea? Marilyn: Marilyn Monroe. The latest brainchild of playwrights Julia Houston (Debra Messing tian Borle). Add legendary producer Eileen Rand (Academy Award-winner Anjelica Huston) in full steam. Filled with impromptu demo novative idea collides into the lives of all involved, at times threatening to collapse the personal lives of both the actors and artists. cluding Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Chicago, Hairspray) and Steven Spielberg, man, the musical masterminds behind Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can, original songs. In the pilot, airing Feb. 6 at 10 p.m., the gradual growth of the Monroe ideal emNBCs Smash shows onand off-stage sentiment televisionSEE SMASH, PAGE 11

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 11 KAY BEA Avenue WriterMy opinion is on the fence when it comes to dance clubs. On one hand, I cant get enough of them. But on the other, hitting up the club often makes me wonder what Im doing with my life. These thoughts usually occur to me post-club as I scarf a huge, greasy slice at 2:30 a.m., drunk and kicking myself for sending I miss you text messages to exes. Having sailed on the clubbing-is-stillexciting boat more than a decade ago, I have to admit that my outlook or rather, my expectations for these scenarios has mutated quite a bit. The awareness is similar to the You still love the person, the experience isnt a deal breaker and in the back of your mind you always knew they werent perfect, but still, some of their glow has dimmed. So, getting back to the club, Id like to talk to you guys about some things that went down in XS not so long ago. Holy hell, what is up with that place? It is absolutely glorious, all jokes aside. As I made my way through the corridor towere immediately hit with a sensory overload that eliminates all guards of inhibition. The music is loud, its pulsating rhythms so easy that one cant help but notice an enhancement of ones animal instincts. One thing that always gets me off even though I pretend to vehemently deny it is being approached by and talking to hot, new guys. It gets the adrenaline running a little bit, minutes, I cant help but start to wonder if the guy is a good kisser. Of course, all it takes to choke these thoughts and build a wall is a one un-sexy comment. You know, you have a really great ass. Want to dance? No, no I do not want to dance. The standard excuse to leave this now-awkward situation is the good ol ladies room. God bless the ladies room, seriously. The line is always a mile long, with some people taking a million years to do their business. piss always make me wonder who the hell is in my company at the club. Flushing aint that hard. But even in this irritating congregation of women all wearing size XS, there still is a sense of camaraderie. We give each other toilet paper if our stall is each other a good night. Its great. Post-piss, I lasted in the club another hour or so, doing more of the same. I left that eveis what I mean about dance clubs: I really just dont know what theyre all about. Im glad they exist, but cant explain why. Had I left with a guy, would I have felt betesteem or an expectation of the dance club atmosphere? Funny, but as I sit here thinking about the questions I just posed, I cant help but sense a desire to get made up and try it all over again.The Art of Flying Solo, Topic 3: That Daily Bump and Grindbeds itself in the minds of both the creative and stage-set teams. Karen, in limbo between audition runs and waitressing shifts, it in show business. Ivy, tired of spending her nights upstage, begins a metamorphosis into the persona of the voluptuous vixen. Julia, struggling with balancing her work and family, becomes entranced by the idea. The male counterparts complement the leading ladies with a mix of unabashed bravado and nervous indecision. Derek is argumentative and stubborn, but what he lacks in compromise he makes up for in knowing talent when he sees it. Both sides of the cast come together in the quintessential place for all show folk: the audition room. With the creative team seated behind a table and the hopeful performers ner vous and determined before them, the two worlds crash with the opening chords of Let Me Be Your Star, an original song set as the audition piece. Both Karen and Ivy, dressed in curvehugging, classic Monroe sex-appeal shine in their own way. The pilot episode is far from perfect; there are points where the story seemed to drag or became too cliche (i.e. Derek inviting Karen back to his apartment late at night to offer some advice before callbacks). Yet it is scenes like the audition scene that overcome the obstacles, just like the real world of theater. With a solid foundation and an intriguing storyline, Smash is poised to become a new medium for lovers of both the stage and screen to enjoy.Katharine McPhee jumps from American Idol to Smash SMASH, from page 10

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GRAB GOOD GRUB FROM BLUE HIGHWAY, A PIZZERIA KIERA WRIGHT-RUIZAvenue WriterOn the old highway maps of America, the main routes were red and the back roads blue. Now even the colors are changing. William Least Heat-Moon Blue Highway Pizzeria has been serving pizza, sandwiches and other Italian classics since 2004 in Micanopy and since 2009 in Gainesvilles Tioga Town CenMicanopy man, is the owner and founder. Sixty is the new 40, he assured. fessionally for 33 years. He is mostly a self-taught cook; however, he ing from the Culinary Institute of as a kid in Chicago, where he was childhood memories is watching his grandmother make ravioli. His rent cooking style. Everyone has good food memthing about this business is its imsomeone a good plate of food and see the smile come on their face. You can see it in their eyes. years his family moved to a different city for better jobs. This was an opportunity for us to put down roots, he said. We had roots here when we lived here. We wanted to be part of the community. The Blue Highway in Micanopy just kind of happened, he said. It used to be an old redneck bar bought the property, he ran it as open as a pizzeria. to name the restaurant Pizzettas, which means small pizzas. His father did not feel it went well with the location, so he chose another name. Blue Highway came from William Least Heat-Moons book Blue Highways: A Journey into America. In the book, Heat-Moon traveled throughout America on back roads, or blue highways. He wrote about mom-and-pop places and good restaurants where he stopped, as long as he stayed off A few months after the pizzeria opened, a local historian informed him that the restaurant was actually located on an old blue highway, U.S. 441. Sometimes things are meant to be, he said. He based the menu on things he liked to eat. I wanted something casual, he said. I wanted to do something everyone likes, and I wanted to do it better than most people get. People love pizza. to make pizza because he had worked in pizzerias while he was growing up. The pizza served at Blue Highway was created by their joint effort. He said a good pizza starts with a good crust. Ive had people tell us, God, Ive never ate crust before, but I love your crust, he said. Theres a lot of love and handwork going into our product here. Every pizza is made to order. On a weekly basis, the restaurant makes more than 1,000 pizzas. On a good week the number can hit 2,000, he said. Regulars are the core customers at the pizzeria. Some people come four times a week, he said. Blue Highway does its best to buy local products. It also uses organic products for the salads. The Micanopy location only sells pizza, sandwiches, salads and desserts, but Tioga has an expanded menu that also serves pasta. He has two items named after his parents: The Gino, which has Genoa salami, capicolla, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, banana peppers and oil and vinegar on a roll, is named for his father, and Mama Josephine Spaghetti and Meatballs is named after his mother. My mother used to make great meatballs, he said. environment with Blue Highways employees. Some workers have been there since the beginning. I cant do this myself, he said. If it wasnt for our employees, we wouldnt be here. Thats probably one of my driving forces: not only to make people happy, but then to see our employees, who are a part of our family, go and prosper. Its a really good feeling. 12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012Photo by Kiera Wright-RuizFamily recipes with a family atmosphere can be found at Blue Highway. Off the Main Road: Discover Blue Highway, a Pizzeria KENDRICK BROWNAvenue WriterOn Feb.19, :08 nightclub will host a free alternative to music festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella and SXSW for Gainesville music enthusiasts. Dante Lima, Jose Peruyero and Marshal Showcase in 2010 to show their appreciation for a city that always supports its local bands. fering an eclectic mix of more than 17 acts spanning rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, exper imental and indie genres. As longtime members of the Gainesville music scene, all three organizers under ing in a college town. Its hard to get exposure when youre ties, Lima said. the best way to go. Beginning at 3:30 p.m., bands will per form 25-minute sets, alternating between two stages. This years showcase will feature acts that have never performed in the showcase, such as Annie and the Canyon, plus a slew of familiar faces including Pseudo Kids, Greenland is Melting, Mindrise, Darkhorse and hip-hop artist D.P. bass, the Pseudo Kids have released two EPs and one full-length, self-titled album that they plan to follow up with an EP in March. Vocalist Scott Kauffmann paints daunting portrayals of someone dealing with abandonment and alcohol dependency ties on the beach. The combination gives the listener an idea of a delusional world where Kauffmann offers the only realistic, sometimes overly dramatic, point of view. Rapper D.P. is distinguished as the sole hip-hop act on this years bill. Fresh off of an East Coast tour with reggae band The Supervillians, D.P. recently The Return II. His latest offering blends sonic elements of hip-hop, country and southern rock to complement his lyrical tales about rural upbringings, heartbreak and not having the most amicable relationship with law enforcement. The Return II can be previewed on people the opportunity to set their own price for the album. Some of Gainesvilles favorite bands will use the festival as a platform for reunion. give its cult following a rare performance. Chuck Martin revives his rockabilly crew years. With a collection of such talented bands the festivals motto is About Music, For Music. But Lima contends that the concert series wouldnt be as successful without the sponsorship of Danny and Joy Hughes Looseys Longshot bar. doing sound and essentially playing stage manager, he said. Wed be lost without his leadership skills. And, obviously, hes giving up his bar to help us throw the extra events, and he paid for our T-shirts. Danny and Joy are fantastic. Looseys will host a pre-party on Friday, Feb. 17, where fans will have the opThe after party immediately follows Sundays main event. Attendance rates have steadily increased at each showcase, and the three cohorts are anticipating a packed house this showcase. But the goal doesnt stop when the music does on Feb. 19. Showcase will continue to expand with the support of Gainesvilles music and college communities. We want to make it multiple days and multiple venues, Lima said. The dream for this has always been big, and with any luck, it will be an anticipated and loved event for years to come.AM/FM Music Showcase displays talented local artists one by doing sound and essentially Dante Lima music

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14, ALLIGATOR 2, 3, 4, & 5 BR houses blocks to UF. Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352-359-3341/3595584 2-29-11-27-2 Tumblin' Creek condo! remodeled 1bed1bath, balcony, wood floors, a/c, pantry, walk/bike to uf, pets neg. $725. per/mo. University Mgt, Inc. Lic. real estate broker 373-7904 2-7-12-10-2 LIVE ON UF LAKE Prestigious Bivens Arm. 5BR house, Pool, & Dock. Bike or walk to Shands & UF. Serious grad students preferred. $2500/mo. Call 619-857-9903 2-22-12-20-2 1BR/1BA Apt,. Large screened-in porch, W/D hook-up. Pets ok. Monthly rent $499. Sec Dep $499. Near Shands & Vet school, 3300 SW 23rd St. Apts #3. Please call 352371-3473 leave message. 2-22-12-20-2 Trends Student House of the Month! 2710 NW 2nd Ave Huge 2/2 with a Den and Fireplace! Walking Distance to Law School Biking Distance to UF Text Trend to 313131 for More Details Trend4Rent.com 2-24-20-2 House for rent Large home 4BR/3BA. No carpet. Includes range, refrig, W/D, central air & heat. 1 block from Newberry & Royal Plaza shops. $1200/mo 407-363-7198 or cell 407-234-1380 2-3-12-5-2 SUN KEY~SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 999~1001 SW 16th Ave. 1BR/1BA close to UF, Shands & Vet School Sun Key units starting at $475 Sun Harbor Townhouses $525 Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041 / 352.376.6720 4-25-12-58-2 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Ave. 1bed/1bath close to UF, Shands, Vet School Units starting at $475!! Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.6720 / 352.376.7041 4-25-12-58-2 2BR/1BA APARTMENT 7210 SW 45th Place. $525/moNo pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 2-15-1210-2 3 Bed House $795/mo available now & Aug. Central AC, wooden floors, w/d hook-ups, and a vintage style walking distance to campus and downtown. University Ave & NW 8th st area. By Leo 706 Call now! 352-226-3535, 813-347-9379 2-15-12-10-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 3-bdrm, 3-bth, till July, $725/mnth, NO DEPOSIT, washer-n-dryer in unit, new carpet, Archer Rd and 34th St. Call Scott 352281-1057 2-2-12-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-25-72-4 4/2 2 blocks from Campus. $350 including internet and cable. 814-440-3325 jfidorra@hotmail.com 2-13-11-30-4SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 2-6-11-25-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-25-72-5CONDO FOR SALE SPARROW3BR/2.5BA, 2-story. Approximately 1700 sq. ft., completely renovated. $65,000. Please call Drew 316-4465 2-10-12-20-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-25-12-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-25-12-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-25-12-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 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 4-25-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-25-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-12-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig. Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND 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 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-12-72-10 Uf Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-25-12-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-25-73-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2573-11 4-25-12-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11

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ALLIGATORCampus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 2-27-35-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-25-72-12WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 4-25-1272-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down! No credit check!!!! Cash vehicles $999 and up! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Over 150 vehicles in stock! Cars, Trucks, SUVs, & Vans! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 92 Eagle Talon $999 94 Ford Taurus $999 94 Toyota Camry $1500 98 Oldsmobile Intregue $1500 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 01 Nissan Altima $6999 04 Nissan Sentra $6999 02 Toyota Camry $6999 04 Chevy Astro $6999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 98 Dodge Ram $3999 95 Chevy Blazer $3999 02 Chevy Blazer $4999 99 Dodge Durango $6999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 Sunrise Auto Sales Bring W2 and drive home today! 30 Day Warranty! No Credit Check! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES No credit check! Cars, Trucks, SUVs & Vans 30 Day Warranty 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 04 Honda Accord $7999 04 Chevy Impala $7999 02 Honda Odyssey $7999 01 Toyota Solara $7999 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 05 Dodge Durango $9999 05 Ford F150 $10,999 06 Saturn Ion $11,999 07 Ford Mustang $12,999 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 01 Dodge Neon $1999 00 Hyundai Elantra $1999 02 Kia Spectra $2999 01 Olds Alero $3999 352-338-1999 4-25-65-12 94 Cadillac SLS $1999 99 Acura Integra $3999 099 Buick Century $3999 95 Chevy Camero $2500 352-338-1999 4-25-65-12 97 Ford Explorer $1999 97 Landrover Discovery $2999 98 Chevy Venture $2999 98 Chevy Astro $3999 352-338-1999 4-25-65-12 We buy unwanted vehicles with or without title any condition,make,year or model we pay up to $20,000 and offer free towing call 813-516-0847 2-28-20-12 97 Honda Civic EX $2900 obo 203K mi, White, Sunroof, 5spd, 2 owners, tinted windows, new tires jaferrer@ufl.edu or 850-228-1797 2-9-127-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-25-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comSexy Shopper's Needed THE LINGERIE COMPANYOaks Mall Plaza 2-3-5-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.

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16, ALLIGATOR BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-12-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-25-1272-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2512-72-14 A awesome summer job in Maine! If youre looking to spend this summer outdoors, have fun while you work, and make lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp Mataponi, a childrens summer camp, has positions available in Land Sports (lacrosse, soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, field hockey), Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, life guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 2-21-12-31-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 11 Aug 4. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. www.floridaelks.org/feyc/index.aspx 4-25-12-72-14 DOMINOS PIZZA NOW HIRINGClosing Drivers. $100/night Guaranteed. Apply at gatordominos.com 2-24-12-30-14 FEMALE SMOKERS! Do you want to quit smoking? Female smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 2-20-20-14 Warehouse Runners Needed! Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Apply M-F 8 AM 4 PM Concessions Ofc @ Gate 18 5 Part-Time positions available 2-3-6-14 F/T legal admin assistant for busy law firm. Excellent writing, problem solving and people skills. Organized and dependable. Spanish speaking a plus. Pay DOE. Call (352) 3714000. 2-9-12-10-14Office asst. needed Mon. & Sat. 10/hr.Apply @ Eyecare Express 39th ave & 13th st. 2-2-12-5-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-25-12-57-14 Sun Country Sports is hiring for spring! Afterschool, Aquatics, Gymnastics, Office, Rockwall, Cheer, Dance, Clean/Maint., Drivers, wknd hrs at Comm. Events. Must submit app: www.suncountrysports.com/jobs.html. Email HR@suncountrysports.com for info. 2-3-12-5-14 SANDYS SAVVY CHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING. Great working environment. PT/FT positions available. $8.00/hr + incentives. 352-372-1226 2906 NW 13th St 2-6-12-5-14 BIG LOU'S PIZZERIANow hiring servers, cooks, drivers & pizza makers. Serious workers only. Apply in person 5 SE 2nd Ave. 2-14-12-10-14 Looking for students! Cat furniture manufacturer needs self-motivated individuals to upholster and assemble cat towers. No experience needed. Starting pay is $8.00/hr. Apply in person at 1847 S. Main St or send resume to hcarboni1@gmail.com 2-10-128-14 Bench Scientist Position. Research with ELISAs and antibody production. Familiarity with ELISAs and immunology desired. Should have a Bachelor's degree in science field. Please send resume to info@elisa-tek. com 2-20-12-14-14 Seeking experienced female caregivers for overnight and weekend shifts. Must pass Level 2 and local background screenings, have CPR and HIV/Infection control trainings. $7.67-$9/hr, please call 352-225-3251 2-3-12-3-14 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Bonnie Coats at 273-9014 3-19-30-14 Healthy men and women 18 years of age or older are needed for a research study evaluating how a dietary supplement affects how the body breaks down a drug. If accepted into this study, you will have to spend two separate 2-night stays in the Shands Clinical Research Center at Shands Medical Center. Participants will be compensated up to $400.00 upon study completion. Contact Dr. Melonie Stanton, College of Pharmacy at melonie@ufl.edu. 2-2-12-1-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-25-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-25-12-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-25-72-15 www.UFMoverGuys.comLicensed & Insured Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 4-25-12-72-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-25-74 15 Epic Photographer for HireEmail suzettecook@onebox.com Gator Alum, hrly chg. You keep the digital files www.mizdigital.com 352-260-2511 4-25-12-72-15 HORSE BOARDING: $350/mo. From GV/ UofF 10 minutes. Dressage, stadium, x-country, daytime stall, nighttime turnout. Rider housing available. Barn Family Program to mitigate board and rent. Lessons, schooling opportunities. For further information, contact Dibbie at Gator Slide Farm, 352-466-3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com. Visitors always welcome. 2-29-11-51-15 AAA Courier ExpressProvide All Delivery Needs Bonded and Insured 352-339-5158 4-412-53-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) All Womens Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 4-25-72-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-25-72-16 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 4-25-72-21 Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 4-25-12-72-21SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTSOpen To Public We-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 5-17-12-67-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS)Basic Life Support(BLS) and CPR classes to fit your schedule.American Heart Association Card issued. Training Gators for over 15 years!! Call Cardiac One(352)494-4217. 2-15-12-25-16Strip Tease Aerobics THE LINGERIE COMPANYOaks Mall Plaza 2-3-5-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-25-72-18 GAINESVILLE IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY Green Cards, Natz, Work Visas www.ruthimmigrationlaw.com (904) 425-8078 2-20-30-18 Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 4-25-72-18 Best religion? NO religion! Get to know your Creator. See why the Bible is unique. Your creator's love for you. You Tube: "Eric Ludy The Gospel" (11:27) 2-9-12-10-18 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG While freshman Brad Beal leads the team in defensive rebounds, Florida has struggled on the glass this season, especially in SEC play. UF plays South Carolina tonight at home. See story, page 19. Floridas 2012 recruiting classWhat grade would you assign the Gators recruiting class for 2012? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. HE SAID HE WANTED TO PLAY WITH MATT BARKLEY. KELLY PRICEAlligator Writer TAMPA The mystery that is Kelly Price / AlligatorFive-star wide receiver Nelson Agholor of Tampa Berkely Prep surprised Gators fans Wednesday by choosing Southern Cal over Florida at an announcement ceremony at his high school in Tampa. Five-star Agholor spurns Florida on signing day, chooses USCEND OF GREGULATION Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org.Pointless ratings, stars system turns recruiting into crapshoot Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca SportsxNational Signing DayPoll ResultsWho is the Gators most feared shooting threat?50% BOYNTON 30% MURPHY 16% BEAL 4% WALKER64 total votes

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18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012Natalie Teer / Alligator Staff National Signing Day 2012National Signing Day 2012 is in the books, and Florida coach Will Muschamp and his staff hauled in the nations No. 3 recruiting class. Among the highlights for the Gators are five-star defensive ends Jonathan Bullard and Dante Fowler Jr., and five-star offensive tackle D.J. Humphries. Willie Bailey6-foot-1, 167 pounds Ranking: No. 38 cornerback High school: Hallandale Also considered: Miami, North Carolina, South Florida Recruited by: Aubrey Hill, Travaris Robinson commits Compiled by Kelly Price All rankings and photos from Rivals.com Jonathan Bullard6-foot-3, 263 pounds Ranking: No. 1 defensive end High school: Shelby, N.C., Crest Also considered: Clemson, South Carolina Recruited by: D.J. Durkin Bryan Cox, Jr.6-foot-3, 247 pounds Ranking: No. 37 strongside defensive end High school: Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas Also considered: North Carolina Recruited by: Aubrey Hill Damien Jacobs6-foot-3, 310 pounds Ranking: No. 3 JUCO defensive tackle JUCO: Scooba, Miss., East Mississippi Community College Also considered: Tennessee, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech Recruited by: Dan Quinn Rhaheim Ledbetter5-foot-11, 195 pounds Ranking: No. 25 safety High school: Boiling Springs, N.C., Crest Also considered: Clemson, South Carolina, Auburn, North Carolina Recruited by: D.J. Durkin JaFar Mann6-foot-3, 293 pounds Ranking: No. 48 defensive tackle High school: Stone Mountain, Ga., Stephenson Also considered: Miami, Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia Recruited by: Travaris Robinson Alex McCalister6-foot-6, 223 pounds Ranking: No. 26 weakside defensive end High school: Clemmons, N.C., West Forsyth Also considered: Georgia Tech, North Carolina Recruited by: D.J. Durkin Antonio Morrison6-foot-1, 209 pounds Ranking: No. 10 inside linebacker High school: Bolingbrook, Ill., Bolingbrook Also considered: Alabama, Oregon, Tennessee Recruited by: Bryant Young Dante Phillips6-foot-6, 270 pounds Ranking: No. 9 defensive tackle High school: Venice Also considered: Auburn, Miami, South Florida Recruited by: D.J. Durkin, Dan Quinn Jeremi Powell6-foot-1, 193 pounds Ranking: No. 17 outside linebacker High school: Largo Pinellas Park Also considered: Marshall, South Florida, South Carolina Recruited by: D.J. Durkin, Derek Lewis Quinteze Williams6-foot-5, 255 pounds Ranking: No. 22 strongside defensive end High school: Tyrone, Ga. Sandy Creek Also considered: Georgia, Tennessee, FSU Recruited by: Travaris Robinson, Dan Quinn Dante Fowler Jr.6-foot-3, 261 pounds Ranking: No. 3 weakside defensive end High school: St. Petersburg Lakewood Also considered: FSU, USC Recruited by: Derek Lewis Austin Hardin5-foot-10, 204 pounds Ranking: No. 11 kicker High school: Atlanta, Ga., Marist School Also considered: Auburn, Tennessee Recruited by: n/a D.J. Humphries6-foot-6, 271 pounds Ranking: No. 1 offensive tackle High school: Charlotte, N.C., Mallard Creek Also considered: Tennessee, Auburn Recruited by: Frank Verducci Matt Jones6-foot-2, 213 pounds Ranking: No. 15 running back High school: Seffner Armwood Also considered: Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, Oregon, Southern Cal, Notre Dame Recruited by: Brian White, Derek Lewis Latroy Pittman6-foot-0, 195 pounds Ranking: No. 32 wide receiver High school: Citra North Marion Also considered: FSU, Notre Dame, Georgia, Alabama Recruited by: n/a Kent Taylor6-foot-5, 225 pounds Ranking: No. 1 tight end High school: Land O Lakes Also considered: LSU, Alabama, Penn State, Georgia, FSU Recruited by: Charlie Weis, Derek Lewis Colin Thompson6-foot-4, 252 pounds Ranking: No. 6 tight end High school: Warminster, Pa., Archbishop Wood Catholic Also considered: Wisconsin, Boston College Recruited by: Charlie Weis, Derek Lewis Marcus Maye5-foot-11, 200 pounds Ranking: No. 5 safety High school: Melbourne Holy Trinity Also considered: FSU, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Miami, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee Recruited by: n/a Brian Poole5-foot-10, 202 pounds Ranking: No. 5 cornerback High school: Bradenton Southeast Also considered: Notre Dame, Western Kentucky, FSU, LSU, Georgia, Alabama Recruited by: Derek Lewis, Travaris Robinson Jessamen Dunker6-foot-2, 320 pounds Ranking: No. 5 offensive guard High school: Boynton Beach Also considered: Auburn, FSU, Georgia, Alabama, LSU, Miami Recruited by: Aubrey Hill Skyler Mornhinweg6-foot-3, 190 pounds Ranking: N/R quarterback High school: Philadelphia, Pa., St. Josephs Also considered: Penn State, Stanford, Tennessee Recruited by: Brent Pease Raphael Andrades6-foot, 190 pounds Ranking: No. 99 wide receiver High school: Tallahassee Lincoln Also considered: Arkansas, Stanford Recruited by: Aubrey Hill

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 19 JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer Billy Donovan entered Southeastern Conference play for the 16th time in his career with the belief that he had coached worse rebounding teams. Four years ago, Donovan said his frontcourt consisted of 6-foot-8 Dan Werner at power forward and 6-foot-8 Alex Tyus at center, with 6-foot guard Walter Hodge often used at small forward. That 2008-2009 team nursed its way to the leagues worst rebounding average and third-lowest rebounding per centage in the SEC. I dont feel like personnelwise like it was several years ago, where we were totally overwhelmed and all I could think was, What are we going to do to protect the post here? Because if we are just going to play one-on-one, we will be overwhelmed. I dont feel that way, Donovan said two days after Floridas SEC-opening loss to Tennessee. Six games into 2012s conference slate, the team previously considered his poorest rebounding squad has fresh competition. The No. 14 Gators (17-4, 5-1 SEC), who haul in a rebound on a league-worst 44.9 percent of their opportunities, also rank last in the conference with just 29.2 rebounds per game. Even the SECs current last place team, South Carolina (9-11, 1-5), which UF hosts tonight at 9, is able to garner a rebound 50 percent of the time. With (Patric) Young and Will Yeguete and (Erik) Mur phy, Im not saying that were the best rebounding team in the league, but I feel comfortable, like we can hold our own on the backboard, Donovan said in early January. I think we can do that, that the commitment is there to do it. While the 6-foot-9 Young, a sophomore center, has been held out of the Gators starting lineup in each of their SEC games with a right ankle injury, freshman Brad Beal was skeptical that the big mans absence was the main reason for Floridas rebounding woes. Beal, a 6-foot-3 guard, is leading UF with 102 defensive rebounds this season 13 more than Young. Thats not just necessarily because Pats out, Beal said. Im a three man; Im the bigand get rebounds as well. I cant just leave the big guys down there hanging, so I really just try to put my body in place and just try to rebound as best as I can. Though Florida has straight despite Youngs limited minutes, the team has also been out-rebounded four times dur ing that stretch. In each game, the ranked Gators have entered as the favorite, yet have trailed by halftime twice. A week ago, Ole Miss held by a 17-8 advantage on the boards. The Rebels would go on to out-rebound the Gators 41-23. On Saturday, Mississippi State won the glass by a 34-26 margin. We got out-rebounded in both games, but I think we battled, Murphy said. We are a smaller team size-wise but you game and I think well be alright. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org.UF near top of SEC, last in reboundingRECRUITING TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer MIRAMAR Tracy Howard could never really see himself playing at Miami. High corner was convinced he was going to Florida. I never gave Miami a chance, Howard said. I always told myself, Man, I dont want to go to Miami. I never gave them a chance and never tried to get down there. When the coaches called me, I was like, Im not talking to them, I dont want to go to Miami because I wanted to go away and experience the college feeling. That all changed with a visit to Coral Gables during the weekend, and Howard, the nations No. 1 corner back according to Rivals.com, chose the Hurricanes over the Gators on Wednesday morning. The talented 5-foot-11, 175-pound defensive back school to offer him a scholarship. He had already taken and USC. His last was supposed to be to LSU. That is, until the middle of January when former Florida wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales, who reportedly left Gainesville on bad terms two years ago for an assistant coaching position at LSU, left the Tigers for the offensive coordinator job at Illinois. When that happened, Howard canceled his LSU visit and decided to check out Miami. To be honest, I went down to the Miami visit with a closed mind, Howard said. I was like, Im locked down, Im going to Florida. to UM, Howard had a change of heart and opened up to the idea of becoming a Hurricane. He told Miramar High teammate Malcolm Lewis, a UM oral commit since November, that night he knew Miami was the right place for him. It felt like I was in another world, Howard said. When I seen that, I was like, Why not do it in my city with a group of guys I truly love? Despite feeling at home in Coral Gables and notifying coaches Tuesday, Howard wasnt completely sure of his decision until Wednesday morning, just hours before he publicly announced in front of a packed Miramar auditorium and on national television. He weighed his options and looked at the opportunity each school presented, including the chance to play right away. Howard said UM presented a better opportunity to Marcus Roberson, Cody Riggs, Jaylen Watkins and fourstar signee Brian Poole for a spot in the Gators youthful secondary. You dont ever want to feel like you let anybody down, Howard said, but at the end of the day its a business decision, and I have to do whats best for me. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org.Howard makes last-minute decision JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH The Gators lost one of their own on National Signing Day in four-star defensive end Leonard Williams. The Daytona Beach Mainland defensive end passed on Florida his favorite team growing up and committed to Southern California on Wednesday morning. I always wanted to go to Florida ever since I was little thats been my team forever, Williams said. But after I experienced all of this, I just really found out what was best for me. Williams decision comes on the heels of a week marred by the stress of family issues. His maternal grandmother slipped into a coma this week. It was hard because I had a lot of stuff going on, like family problems going at the same time, Williams said. I had to take time to do family stuff and [recruiting] stuff. When asked if his grandmother would approve of his decision to attend USC, Williams said, Yeah. Yeah, she would love it. Williams was one of eight tar gets that the Gators failed to sign on Wednesday. stars that escaped Will Muschamps grasp were receiver Nelson Agholor and cor nerback Tracy Howard, who committed to USC and Miami, respectively. Florida seemingly whiffed on Clemons also, who announced his intentions to attend Georgia Wednesday morning. However, an ESPN report stated the Harvey-Clemons family wanted him to pick UF and as of press time, he has not yet sent a letter of intent. Muschamp made waves when he Ga., making a donation that Clemons grandfather said surprised the collection plate, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. In addition to the aforementioned out on improving its offensive line depth, losing four-star tackle Avery Young to Auburn and three-star tackle Jake Meador to Wisconsin. mits at wide receiver, halfback, and offensive line three of Floridas thinnest positions Muschamp is not concerned with the recruits he missed out on. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@ alligator.org.Gators miss on Williams, top targetsFlorida addresses depth concerns on both lines with 2012 classabout the guys weve got in that group. last season, but the team was gashed considerably during four straight losses in October to Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Georgia, allowing an average of 201 yards on the ground. Conversely, the Gators couldnt get the run game going on offense during those games, averaging just 43.8 yards during the losing streak despite a per-game mark of 187.1 in all others. Countless times, Muschamp has pointed to the Southeastern Conference being a line-of-scrimmage league, and countless times, he pointed to his teams struggles in that area as the catalyst for a disappointing season. Florida had to crosstrain players at multiple positions along the defensive line, and that lack of depth certainly played into the defensively heavy nature of this years class. We really struggled up front with our depth on the defensive line, Muschamp said. We really needed to address that. On the offensive line, we really got everybody back. We added two offensive linemen, certainly that will be more of a focus next year. Adding to the bulk in this class, Muschamp secured commitments from the No. Humphries, as well as four-star Boynton Beach guard Jessamen Dunker, who comes to UF with SEC-ready size at 6-foot-4, 320 pounds. Both have enrolled early and will participate in spring practice, something Muschamp said would be a distinct advanThem being able to go through 15 days of spring practice is going to be huge, he said. Theyre both two very good, big athletes who move very well, great feet, change powerful guys. The Gators also added two of the top tight ends in the nation with the commitments of Kent Taylor and Colin Thompson, a powerful wide receiver in four-star Latroy Pittman and a solid running back in four-star Matt Jones of Seffner Armwood. They also improved an already deep defensive back seven with the grabs of fourstar cornerback Brian Poole, four-star safety Marcus Maye and four-star linebackers Antonio Morrison and Jeremi Powell. With an impressive haul, Muschamps services rankings. Still, Muschamp said he realizes that stars and rankings mean little once the pads are strapped on. Well know about this class in two or three years, he said. Ill tell you the same mental game, and you got to develop the players. Its not about winning in February. Its about winning in the fall and developing your football team and addressing your needs, and I think weve done that. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator. org. RECRUITING, from page 1Williams Beal UF Recruiting To be honest, I went down to the Miami visit with a closed mind.Tracy HowardUM cornerback

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