The Back Nine: Florida vs. Miami game closing on a sellout

The Back Nine comes at you hoping all you dads had a great Sunday and you sons and daughters were nice to your fathers. Me, I had a spectacular day. 10. If you are still looking for tickets to the...

The Back Nine: Someone will pick Florida to win SEC East

The Back Nine comes at you after a wild and crazy weekend that will never be forgotten despite the many damaged brain cells. Gainesville and the Gator Nation, I will forever be in your debt for the 25th Bob...

The Back Nine: Wait, what? UF baseball, softball seasons over

The Back Nine comes at you after an emotional weekend when my daughter turned 18 and graduated high school. How did she get so old? 10. Of course, there was a lot of attention...

The Back Nine: Florida still has plenty to celebrate

The Back Nine comes at you after what felt like a week in the press box at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. And we had air conditioning and ice cream. 10. When Florida did not...

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...
Elizabeth Beisel

Former UF swimmer to compete on ‘Survivor’

The next season of “Survivor” will be its 39th and will air this fall on CBS.

The Back Nine: UF football still work in progress

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend with plenty of news and a Mother’s Day Sunday that made me miss mine that much more. 10. Certainly, last week was not the best...

Dooley: College football schedules with fans in mind

All around the country at Power Five schools, most athletic directors have been working the phones for the future. The ADs have been trying to line up other Power Five schools rather than put...

The Back Nine: UF football team still working way up to elite level

The Back Nine comes at you after a two-week absence to get my second knee replacement. I’m now three-quarters bionic. Going through airports is going to be rough. 10. Bear with me on this...

Quarterback rating: Ranking the SEC signal-callers after spring practice

Spring has sprung and all of the spring college football games are completed, so what better time to look at the SEC’s quarterbacks heading into the off-season workouts? The conference has some real stars,...

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....

Dooley: Chance to see what Mullen’s offense is capable of

In a spring game with summer weather Saturday, Florida decided to make defense optional to have some fun. It’s an entertainment business, right? And the easiest time to entertain is when you can script the unscriptable.

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: Satisfying second week of NCAA Tournament

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend that had a lot of everything, including what may have been the greatest Elite Eight ever. 10. The first weekend wasn’t much. The second weekend was ridiculous. March Madness will get...

Buy-in factor a rare skill set

It was Wednesday, it was rainy and there were a lot of famous people in town. The red carpet to Florida Pro Day always has more A-listers when the team they are going to see won a bunch of...

The Back Nine: Power conferences flex during NCAA Tournament

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend where I might have made a Homer Simpson-like impression on my recliner. Beer, Marge. 10. The NCAA Tournament, a.k.a. Big Dance, March Madness, Gambler’s Paradise, has been devoid of drama with...

Veteran Florida players leading way

If there is a theme to Florida’s spring football camp it is that there are at least two of them — one, is that everyone knows what he is doing and, two, everyone knows where he wants to go. There...

Just how deep will Gators advance in NCAA Tournament?

What kind of picker are you? Do you study every bit of information you can right up until the deadline? Do you choose by mascots or colors or coaches’ attire? Do you pick the team with the best fight song...

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...