Dooley: Bad effort fueling long slump

“The identity of this team is pretty frustrating,” he said. “I’m in charge of that.”

Dooley: No. 1 Florida’s pitching staff has formidable No. 3 starter

Sometimes, it almost feels like a bizarre fantasy for Tyler Dyson. The sophomore pitcher wants to look ahead to this season, but who could blame him for looking back to last June? One day your being recruited as a walk-on by...

Dooley’s Dribblings: It’s February

Our weekly look at SEC basketball: * I guess the best way to look at this Florida basketball team is to call it “Team Weird.” From one game to the next, you don't know what you’re getting. One day, you...

Gators Basketball, Gymnastics on the Up

Gainesville Sun Sports Columnist Pat Dooley with his latest Dooley Noted Podcast

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...

Chiozza leaving little doubt as SEC’s best

It was early in the game of a game that started early. Chris Chiozza saw an opening. It would not close. So the Florida senior decided to make the opening game of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge his own, dominating in the way...

Dooley’s Dribblings, Part IV

Our weekly look at SEC basketball:

Gritty Gators missing from action vs. South Carolina

In the hallway near their Exactech Arena locker room, Chris Silva and Wesley Myers — the South Carolina heroes of the night — were studying box scores with big grins. As Gamecocks coach Frank Martin walked by, Silva with a...
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Dooley Noted: Gators showed their toughness in win at Kentucky

Pat reviews the win at Kentucky and looks ahead to other tough SEC men's basketball games and more, including a little NFL talk.

The Back Nine: Chiozza playing like an MVP

If I had a vote on the player of the year in the SEC, I could make a great argument for Chris Chiozza.
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Dooley: Alabama tops way-too-early Top 25 preseason poll

For the rest of America, there is a whole world going on out there, which is one reason it’s safer to be a college football nut.

Dooley’s Dribblings, Part III: More to Koulechov’s game

Sometimes you stay up on a Tuesday night for the SEC and the games aren’t much. Sometimes it’s worth it. I think Mark Twain said that. * When Egor Koulechov transferred into UF, visions of Canyon Barry danced in the...

Allen comes up huge for Gators

The crudely made sign said what everyone has been thinking for several weeks. In fact, it was so obvious that there wasn’t even a whole lot of artistry put into its creation and it barely made an appearance in the...
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Dooley Noted: A little perspective on college basketball officiating

Pat reviews Florida's loss at Ole Miss and discusses the men's basketball team's prospects for the season.

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).

Dooley’s Dribblings, Part II

We start out with a word about the main scoreboard glitch at the O-Dome Wednesday night. It was discovered more than an hour before the game, but the overhead scoreboard needed to be lowered to fix it and there...

Dooley: Sick effort by Chiozza sparks Florida win

Chris Chiozza stood there in the media room, a towel around his neck and a washed-out look on his face. We approached him cautiously, like the Florida senior was a walking mousetrap. You wanted to hear what he had to...
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Dooley Noted: What a game it was! A review of championship game

Pat reviews the championship game between Alabama and Georgia, considers rankings for next year and looks at upcoming Gator basketball games.

The Back Nine: How about at No. 8 for UCF?

The Back Nine comes at you after another college football season in the books. Or as SEC commissioner Greg Sankey could have said after the final game was played Monday night, “In the bank.” 10. There are a lot of...

Dooley’s Dribblings debut: A look at SEC hoops

We start a new weekly feature for today where staff writer Pat Dooley will take a look at some of the things that stand out about SEC basketball. It will appear online every Thursday. * Remember less than a...