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The Back Nine: UF baseball team has NCAA resume, but …

The Back Nine comes at you after a softball weekend in the brilliant sunshine of Gainesville and maybe the least amount of time I’ve ever spent watching a major. 10. Let’s start with what...

The Back Nine: A weekend to celebrate sports

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend with plenty to celebrate whether you are a fan of Tiger Woods or Gator baseball or UF tennis or an injury-free spring football game. 10....

The Back Nine: Ideas to spark up annual spring game

The Back Nine comes at you after an interesting weekend and a very sad Monday, because we had to put down little Stella, a rescue dog who was part of our family for long enough to make an impression...

The Back Nine: Florida’s tourney draw difficult

The Back Nine comes at you after a crazy weekend and way too much green beer. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. 10. Mike White figured Florida had to be in based on the metrics, but as...

The Back Nine: Check back on 3 byes, Mullen says

The Back Nine comes at you after a busy week that included one of the best concerts I have ever seen, two run-rule softball games between top seven teams and (ho-hum) another national championship for the mightiest Mouse. 10. Dan...

The Back Nine: Spurrier must-see TV

The Back Nine comes at you after a busy weekend in Gainesville and if you think that was busy wait until you see what’s in store for you this weekend. 10. The Back Nine is a big fan of lists...

The Back Nine: Good start for spring league

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend with way too much Executive Time, as we kind of rested up for what should be a wild week of Gator athletics. 10. Yep, I watched all that was offered in...

The Back Nine: A distaste for zone defense

The Back Nine comes at you after a Super Sunday that resulted in a meat hangover. Maybe you shouldn’t mix brats, wings and baby backs. 10. What is it about the Super Bowl that always has social media with sharpened...

The Back Nine: NCAA more lenient granting transfers

The Back Nine comes at you after an uneventful weekend, which is actually a good thing sometimes. And before we complain about Sunday’s weather, remember that it could be — and is — worse elsewhere (the chill factor in...

The Back Nine: Keeping same coaching staff difficult trick

The Back Nine comes at you after a remarkably unproductive weekend unless you get credit for watching sports, drinking beer and annihilating chicken wings and if you do I am a magna cum laude graduate. 10. One thing we know...

The Back Nine: Despite departures, Bama still the choice

The Back Nine comes at you after a super weekend, especially because my wife and I both finally put together an Adirondack chair that had been sitting in pieces on our back porch since before the Peach Bowl. Of...

The Back Nine: Gators got grooving late in South Carolina game, haven’t stopped since

The Back Nine comes at you after a very Peachy four days in Atlanta that included a lot of Chick-fil-A, a world class hospitality room and a dominant performance I didn’t see coming. 10. So I want to take you...

The Back Nine: Stricklin not involved in Peach Bowl pairing

The Back Nine comes at you after a wonderful Saturday watching pigskin on the gridiron with my dad and then experiencing a crazy and newsworthy Sunday that included a former Florida coach getting another head coaching gig and a...

The Back Nine: Mullen had a winning plan vs. FSU

The Back Nine comes at you after a wild weekend and the final home game in what has been an interesting season of Gator football. 10. The trip Saturday to Tallahassee for Florida’s football team hopefully will be a nice...

The Back Nine: Franks still most ready at QB

The Back Nine comes at you after the first weekend that required a second layer. I think that was our winter. Spring will start tomorrow. 10. Dan Mullen wouldn’t say who will start at quarterback Saturday, but here’s what I...

The Back Nine: Gators may have to grind it out

The Back Nine comes at you after a bye week that included watching a lot of football with my Dad, hitting a perfect dive bar in St. Augustine and mainly just decompressing. Let’s go, it’s Florida-Georgia week. 10. If you...

The Back Nine: 3 ‘Villes no problem for Mullen, Gators

The Back Nine comes at you after 12 hours of sleep again. I can’t think these sleep patterns are good for me, but it’s good to have an off week to take care of things around the house. Tell...

The Back Nine: Impressive bounce back for Gators

The Back Nine comes at you after an exhaustive week that required a low-key Sunday just to get the sweat out of your clothes and your voices back. At least that’s the way it was at my house. 10. So...

The Back Nine: Ring of Honor ‘means a lot,’ Tebow says

The Back Nine comes at you after back-to-back road trips, so pardon the grouchiness. I stepped in a hole on the sidewalk in Mississippi (can I sue?), wore headphones at the game because the P.A. was so loud and...

The Back Nine: UF offense climbing stat chart

The Back Nine comes at you refreshed from a 12-hour sleep after one hour the night before. We’ll see how that works out. 10. The obvious storyline this week is going to be about Dan Mullen’s return to Starkville. (One...