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Mystery planting

Some anonymous Cavalier football fans apparently were reluctant to allow the excitement from Saturday's homecoming win over Wake Forest to end with the final touchdown.

Michael Thomas, associate director of University athletics, reported that a six-foot-tall palm tree was planted on the 50-yard line at Scott Stadium late Saturday night.

University police responded quickly and removed the tree shortly after the sighting at 9:22 a.m. Sunday.

"It, along with several beer cans, was removed from the area," said Sgt. Mike Gibson of the University Police Department. "It's still being looked into as much as can be."

Honoring the greats

Three University faculty members received an Autumn Fern from the Genesis Society Friday night. President John T. Casteen III, Assoc. Director of Alumni Affairs Wayne D. Cozart and Vice President for Development Robert D. Sweeney were honored for their continued commitment to the growth of the University.

The Genesis Society delivered a letter to The Cavalier Daily detailing why each recipient earned this recognition.

Cozart said that he returned home from an Alumni Association event Friday evening to find the fern on his front steps. He received it in recognition of his support of various organizations, including the Class Councils and the Young Alumni Club.

"I was really quite flattered and honored," Cozart said.

Sweeney was recognized for his leadership role in the Capital Campaign. Sweeney, like Cozart, said that he was flattered to be honored.

"To have students stepping up and saying something nice is pretty meaningful to me," Sweeney said. "It was very thoughtful."

Casteen was cited as receiving his fern for a number of reasons, among them his work with the Capital Campaign and his ongoing concern for the welfare of University students.

--Compiled by Kelly Coffey