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...

UF’s effort not good enough at this level

ST. LOUIS -- Arkansas hasn’t won anything yet. The Razorbacks are still two victories away from claiming an SEC Tournament title and who knows what will happen next week with an erratic team? But they sure celebrated like Friday night’s...

SEC one to seek out head coaches

ST. LOUIS — Here in the home of the Gateway Arch, toasted ravioli and the Clydesdales, the SEC has taken up residence for a week for its annual tournament and clambake. Because the league has a real shot at getting...
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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
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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.

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...
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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.