Back Nine

The Back Nine: Madness makes it a tough tournament

The Back Nine comes at you after — and I’m serious about this — watching too much basketball over a four-day period. And the same six commercials over and over although “turtle-rat” gets me every time. 10. It’s OK if...

The Back Nine: Eyes on SEC this tournament

The Back Nine comes at you after a long week in St. Louis that included a snowstorm, a lot of Uber rides and did I mention it freaking snowed? Like really hard. 10. It’s always interesting to listen to all...
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The Back Nine: FBI probe impact in distant future

Brandon Zimmerman of the SEC Network pointed out that teams in the SEC playing Saturday night games at home have a much better record than those playing day games on Saturdays and we saw evidence of that in Gainesville.

The Back Nine: Stability a key for return to Gator glory

The Back Nine comes at you after a great weekend in St. Augustine with my Dad and siblings, the last retreat before things get crazy around here. 10. Because not only are we in the middle of the stretch run...

The Back Nine: Winners, losers from SEC/Big 12 Challenge

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend of hoops and hops, one play of the Pro Bowl and a Sunday evening not watching the Grammys but the Tupac movie on HBO. Really powerful. 10. They probably weren’t popping...

The Back Nine: Sports, you just never know

The Back Nine comes at you and hopes everyone enjoys/enjoyed MLK Day and remembered it for more than just getting the day off (if you did).

The Back Nine: Sure, now decision on Grier looks off mark

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend where I watched so much sports I think my rear end may need shock treatment. 10. You are going to see these numbers this week so I might as well brace...

It’s Florida fans’ turn to vent

A week ago at this time, we were talking about how loud it was in Knoxville and Baton Rouge. Today, there is no place louder than Gainesville.

The Back Nine: Remembering Hairston

The Back Nine took last week off to recover from The Players but we're back with a heavy heart after the passing of a mentor.

The Back Nine: Butler, baby!

The Back Nine has been battling a sinus infection, a bad knee and travel fatigue but you have to gut it out this time of year. Please hold the sarcastic concern, peeps.

The Back Nine: UF has work ahead

The Back Nine prepares for rainy Nashville where there is still work to be done for the Gator basketball team. Haven't we seen this script before?

The Back Nine: Cash in Carroll

The Back Nine comes at you after a wonderful weekend that included my famous $50 chili, loads of sports on TV and a wife who understood that it's OK to spend two days in sweatpants.

The Back Nine: Miracle in Raleigh

The Back Nine comes at you with thoughts on the bowls so far, Chandler Parsons' shot and the Gators' amazing performance in the Big Easy.

The Back Nine: Take these teams, please

The Back Nine after a Saturday that didn't turn out to be so stinky after all. 1. Everyone is raving about the performance of USC freshman quarterback Matt Barkley against Ohio State, and it was impressive in that...

The Back Nine: Heavy on college football

As you might expect, this week's edition of the Back Nine is heavy on college football. back_riley