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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...

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....

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: 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...

The Back Nine: Spurrier must-see TV

The Back Nine comes at you after a busy weekend in Gainesville and if you think that was busy wait until you see what’s in store for you this weekend. 10. The Back Nine is a big fan of lists...

The Back Nine: Good start for spring league

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend with way too much Executive Time, as we kind of rested up for what should be a wild week of Gator athletics. 10. Yep, I watched all that was offered in...

The Back Nine: A distaste for zone defense

The Back Nine comes at you after a Super Sunday that resulted in a meat hangover. Maybe you shouldn’t mix brats, wings and baby backs. 10. What is it about the Super Bowl that always has social media with sharpened...

The Back Nine: NCAA more lenient granting transfers

The Back Nine comes at you after an uneventful weekend, which is actually a good thing sometimes. And before we complain about Sunday’s weather, remember that it could be — and is — worse elsewhere (the chill factor in...

The Back Nine: Keeping same coaching staff difficult trick

The Back Nine comes at you after a remarkably unproductive weekend unless you get credit for watching sports, drinking beer and annihilating chicken wings and if you do I am a magna cum laude graduate. 10. One thing we know...

The Back Nine: Despite departures, Bama still the choice

The Back Nine comes at you after a super weekend, especially because my wife and I both finally put together an Adirondack chair that had been sitting in pieces on our back porch since before the Peach Bowl. Of...

The Back Nine: Gators got grooving late in South Carolina game, haven’t stopped since

The Back Nine comes at you after a very Peachy four days in Atlanta that included a lot of Chick-fil-A, a world class hospitality room and a dominant performance I didn’t see coming. 10. So I want to take you...

The Back Nine: Stricklin not involved in Peach Bowl pairing

The Back Nine comes at you after a wonderful Saturday watching pigskin on the gridiron with my dad and then experiencing a crazy and newsworthy Sunday that included a former Florida coach getting another head coaching gig and a...

The Back Nine: Mullen had a winning plan vs. FSU

The Back Nine comes at you after a wild weekend and the final home game in what has been an interesting season of Gator football. 10. The trip Saturday to Tallahassee for Florida’s football team hopefully will be a nice...

The Back Nine: Franks still most ready at QB

The Back Nine comes at you after the first weekend that required a second layer. I think that was our winter. Spring will start tomorrow. 10. Dan Mullen wouldn’t say who will start at quarterback Saturday, but here’s what I...

The Back Nine: Gators may have to grind it out

The Back Nine comes at you after a bye week that included watching a lot of football with my Dad, hitting a perfect dive bar in St. Augustine and mainly just decompressing. Let’s go, it’s Florida-Georgia week. 10. If you...