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Dooley Noted: Gators basketball season a success no matter what happens next

Pat delves into upcoming spring football practice and the SEC men's basketball tournament.
Kevarrius Hayes, Wenyen Gabriel

The Back Nine: UF vs. UK should aways cap season

The Back Nine comes at you with a game plan for St. Louis that could include a trip to the Gateway Arch, the St. Louis Zoo and certainly a couple of stops at my favorite sports bar “The Over/Under”. 10....

Dooley: A Florida Senior Day to remember

The last thing Chris Chiozza did on the floor of the O’ Dome after his last game on that court as a Gator was to sign an orange and blue cast. It belonged 8-year-old Nathan Vincent and Chiozza signed...

A welcome change: Mullen gives Gators new hope

I know he’s coming out of a long-term relationship, but he is so into this one. Totally.

Dooley Noted: Gators in the NCAAs, Football Notes

Pat Dooley Talks Gator Notes and News
Mike White, Bruce Pearl

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.

UF, SEC administrators looking for ways to fill stadiums

The revelation brought plenty of condemnation. College football attendance was down in 2017 — not just down but the second biggest drop in the sport’s history — and the reasons why were almost too numerous to count. Blame it on...

Dooley’s Dribblings, February finale: What’s up with KeVaughn?

Our weekly look at SEC basketball: *  While Florida’s free fall continues, there is one thing that is obvious — KeVaughn Allen is really struggling. Especially away from the friendly confines of Exactech Arena. His bagel at Tennessee (and he...
Dan Mullen Illustratrion

Dooley Noted: What does Gator football need to get done this spring?

Pat talks about Gator football, Jim McElwain's Michigan job and other UF sports.

The Back Nine: Not many can compare to Harvin

I covered Percy Harvin and Antonio Callaway is no Percy Harvin.

Dooley’s Dribblings, post Valentine’s Day

SEC officiating has taken a downturn

Dooley: Gators now in survival mode

When it was over, Georgia’s Juwan Parker stood in the middle of the floor and waved goodbye to the Rowdy Reptiles. Soon, he may be waving goodbye to his coach as well, but for this night, Georgia basketball was...

Dooley Noted: Gators football National Signing Day, basketball and start of baseball

Pat Dooley's latest podcast talks about Gator football, basketball and baseball

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...

Dooley’s Dribblings, Down the Stretch

Our weekly look at SEC basketball: * Auburn's loss at home to Texas A&M means the SEC race is back on with Tennessee only one game back and Florida two games behind. The remaining SEC schedules show that Florida is...

Florida’s Mullen is just getting started

Dan Mullen was business on the top — a sweet gray suit — and a party at the bottom — even sweeter blue and white Jordans. He talked fast and enthusiastically, even hanging out with the media for a...

Gators find a way to finish

Every college basketball team has its flaws. Every one of them has its weaknesses. Every coach knows them and tries to either exploit them or cover them up, depending on who signs his paycheck. Can’t shoot. Can’t defend. Bad shot...

Dooley Noted: Gators Look to Make Splash on Signing Day

Gainesville Sun sports columnist Pat Dooley and his latest podcast.

The Back Nine: LII best Super Bowl of them all

The Back Nine comes at you after a mixed weekend where I saw awful basketball and unbelievable football. What, you too? 10. So let’s get the important stuff out of the way first. I thought the commercials were overall pretty...

Dooley: UF’s Barnhill making her pitch toward perfection

Not everybody gets it. The ending to “The Arrival.” Rap music. Why coaches don't foul when they are up three inside of 10 seconds. Rob Riggle’s career. Dr. Evil’s son. “Ya just don’t get it, do ya Scotty?” Mostly, people don't get what...