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Dooley Noted: For Florida football, summer’s all about staying out of trouble

Pat looks at football expectations in the SEC and at baseball, softball, gymnastics and the NFL Draft.

The Back Nine: Florida will be in better shape

The Back Nine comes at you after a wonderful weekend in my old home town of St. Augustine that included time with family and a visit to Barley’s Pub in downtown. Try the lamb burger. And tip your waitresses. 10....
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Dooley Noted: Gator fans are energized

Pat looks back on the spring game, talks baseball, softball and golf, and interviews Gator great Chris Doering.

The Back Nine: UF’s Run of Ineptitude is over

The Back Nine comes at you after a busy weekend for fans, UF administrators, people working concessions, the police and everybody who had anything to do with one crazy Saturday on campus. 10. So my colleague Robbie Andreu and I...

Dooley: Gators enter important offseason

Dan Mullen must be tired of talking. He has spread the word like he spread his offense. If he was paid by words a minute, he’d be making way more than his hefty salary. If anyone even whispers that they...
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Dooley Noted: What to look for in Gators’ spring game

Pat shares his thoughts on Dan Mullen's first spring game as Florida's head football coach.

The Back Nine: UF players have something to prove Saturday

The Back Nine comes at you after catching my breath (also known as watching The Masters and other sports on my recliner) to get ready for what should be a fun-filled week around Gainesville. 10. It is pretty clear Dan...

Dooley: Spurrier back to coaching ball

You kind of have to know Steve Spurrier to have heard it. You had to have had multiple conversations with him over time. You had to have heard him get excited and not-so excited. But it was there. All...
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Dooley Noted: No reason to be discouraged by Gators’ first scrimmage

Pat covers the state of Florida's QB contest after the first srimmage, UF's outstanding baseball, softball and track programs, and more.

The Back Nine: Playing hard Step 1 for UF football

The Back Nine comes at you after one final weekend filled with college basketball played by both men and women and watching a baseball team that is on a major roll.

Dooley: Ways to go, but positives to build on

“We’re way more mature,” said senior guard Tyler Jordan. “We’re all a lot older. We can beat any defensive line."
Tim Tebow

Dominators: 20 UF athletes who ruled their sport

During the last two decades, Florida has won 26 of its 40 national titles and 108 conference championships in different sports.
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Dooley Noted: UF is finally there at WR, with plenty of options

Pat takes a close look at the Gators football team during spring practice and gives his take on Florida's facilities plan.

The Back Nine: Another rugged UF hoops schedule taking shape

The Back Nine comes at you after a full weekend of baseball with some softball and basketball viewing mixed in. Maybe I should have been more constructive. It felt like an empty weekend in a way for Gator...
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Dooley Noted: Big question — Do the Gators have an SEC quarterback?

Pat takes a closer look at the Gators during spring practice, their likely wins in the next football season and the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

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...

NCAA invite last opportunity for Gators

ST. LOUIS — As the NCAA basketball bracket was revealed Sunday, the TV broadcast flashed to different teams when they found out who they would be playing or that they were playing in the Big Dance. If they had shown...

Just which Gator team will show up?

ST. LOUIS — In a cold and grainy city where the only signs that the SEC is staging its premier basketball event are in and around the Scottrade Center, Florida’s basketball team got a break. The tournament’s TV broadcast shifted...