Dooley: X Factors of the SEC

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We all know about the real X factor for the 2020 (and possibly 2021) football season, but on this day we will try to forget about it and daydream about a world without COVID-19 or people screaming about how...

Former UF standouts ready for NBA restart

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With the 2019-20 NBA season set to restart inside “the bubble” at Walt Disney World at the end of July, let’s take a look at the former University of Florida men’s basketball players ready to help their teams down...

Florida football program’s Top 25 players of decade: Nos. 6-10

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As we continue with the Season of Lists and wait for the thumbs up or thumbs down on the 2020 college football season, we bring you the top 25 players of the last decade for Florida football. A caveat...

Florida football program’s Top 25 players of decade: Nos. 11-15

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As we continue with the Season of Lists and wait for the thumbs up or thumbs down on the 2020 college football season, we bring you the top 25 players of the last decade for Florida football. A caveat...

Dooley: SEC team schedules will be flexible

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So I was looking for this quote for this column today and it‘s from “Cast Away”, one of my favorite movies. And the Tom Hanks’ character is telling his volleyball something like, “I don‘t know why.” It was an appropriate...

Dooley Noted: Final Episode of the Season: Guest: Robbie Andreu

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Pat Dooley, the sports columnist for The Gainesville Sun, talks with his partner from Gatorsports.com Robbie Andreu, the sports writer at The Gainesville Sun. The two give you a live Fact or Fiction, talk about the potential start to college sports, pro sports, Odds on the season and of course Three Things.

Gators’ all-time three-star team

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 By definition, recruitniks are fans who are almost more avid about recruiting than they are about the actual college football games. In the case of Florida recruitniks, they sure can be a tough lot to please at times.  Just last...

The top 20 Gator football teams of all time: The Top Five

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No. 5 Year: 2009. Record: 13-1. Coach: Urban Meyer. Rings and trophies: SEC East champions, Sugar Bowl champions. Signature win: No. 1 Florida fortunately had a week off before its game against No. 4 LSU because Tim Tebow suffered a concussion against Kentucky in...

Dooley Noted: A conversation with Florida’s first Black QB, Don Gaffney

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Pat Dooley, the sports columnist for The Gainesville Sun, talks with Don Gaffney, who was the fist Black quarterback at the University of Florida in 1973. Dooley will also talk about social justice, race, golf, baseball and of course Three Things.

Gators taking cautious approach in preparing for season

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 They’re back on campus and back in the weight room, going through voluntary workouts. The Florida Gators’ have made their first steps toward playing football in the fall.  The next big step -- and it’s a huge one -- is...

Dooley Noted: Jay Bilas of ESPN joins the podcast.

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Pat Dooley, the sports columnist at The Gainesville Sun, talks with ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas in this episode of the Dooley Noted Podcast. Also Pat talks about the Gators football team coming back for workouts, Golf getting ready to start, Kneeling, Social Change, Heisman odds and of course Three Things.

Dooley Noted: A lot to unwrap this week: Guest Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks with this weeks guest Matt Baker, sports writer for the Tampa Bay Times, about the state of college football and how getting back to games may never be the same. Dooley also talks about what going on in the world, Lingard cleared to play, Nembhard transfers, Charlie Strong, the passing of Pat Dye, the MLB and of course Three Things.

The Back Nine: Real change is mandatory

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The Back Nine comes at you after our cities burned and people suffered and reporters were terrorized. And we were without sports. This was not a good weekend for America. I did not expect COVID-19 to be shoved...

Dooley Noted: A slow return has begun: Guest Shane Matthews

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks to legendary Florida Gator Shane Matthews about his career as a Gator and how he is dealing with social distancing. Also Pat talks about the slow return to sports, SEC decision, NBA and MLB slowly starting while NFL is in full go, and of course Three Things

Dooely Noted: A slow return to sports. Guest: Nat Moore

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Pat Dooley , the Gainesville sun sports columnist, talks with Gator great Nat Moore in this episode of the Dooley Noted podcast. Dooley also talk about the slow return to sports, nothing is going to be perfect, conferences deciding if football will start again, and of course Three Things

Dooley Noted: Steve Spurrier stops In to talk

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Pat Dooley, the sports columnist for the Gainesville Sun, talks in this episode of the Dooley Noted podcast to the head ball coach Steve Spurrier about the 1990 Florida Gators and the first Florida SEC championship. Also Pat talks about SEC media days, routine, MLB, and of course Three Things. 

UF preparing as if football season will kick off as scheduled

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No one knows yet whether there will be a college football season in 2020. But just about everyone has a pretty good idea what the financial impact will be if there isn't one. It would be devastating, potentially crippling, for...

Dooley Noted: Guest Jimmy Hyams; Eight weeks without sports

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks this week with guest Jimmy Hyams, sports talk show host in Tennessee on The Sports Animal, about the Tennessee recruiting triumphs. Also Pat talks about talking with Scott Stricklin, 4 months from now, SEC media day, Fans in the stands and of course Three Things

Dooley Noted: Guest — Voice of the Jaguars, Frank Frangie

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks about the NFL draft, zoom meetings, social aspects of teammates, fiscal issues in college football, and of course Three Things in this weeks episode of the Dooley Noted podcast. Guest Frankie Frangie, the play-by-play voice of the Jacksonville Jaguars, joins Pat to talk about all the latest drama surrounding changes with the Jags.

Dooley Noted: Guest Chris Doering talks about a return to sports

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks with guest Chris Doering, a Gator legend and SEC Network analyst, about what it will take for sports to return, NFL playoff talk, Keyontae Johnson returns, and of course Three Things