Trautwein’s status

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The length of Phil Trautwein's absence from the Florida football team is still up in the air. The only thing for sure is that he's not playing Saturday against Western Kentucky or next week against Troy. ...

John Brown vs. NCAA

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Because John Brown has had to wait so long to hear from the NCAA Clearinghouse, Gator fans are up in arms. They envision a bunch of suits sitting around in an office smoking cigars and having their fantasy drafts...

Basketball’s Ring of Honor

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The "other" Ring of Honor is going to grow drastically soon. Billy Donovan's ring is in the basketball practice facility on the walls of the practice court. He has had large banners hung to honor players who have...

You can count on Tiger

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There is only one dominant golfer in the world. Tiger Woods is also the best to ever play the game.We don't need to wait until he passes Jack Nicklaus' 18 majors to declare Woods as the best to ever...

Most influential Gators

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In Friday's Gainesville Sun sports section you can see who I have selected as the 10 Most Influential Gators in the first 100 years of Florida football. It's a project I started thinking about last summer and never got around to...

No. 3?

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Boy that seems a little high for Florida's football team to be ranked in the first coaches' poll that came out on Friday.But when nine coaches vote Florida No. 1, it skews the balloting a bit. I'm going to...

Harvey will wear target

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Obviously, I'm in the minority. More than half of those voting for the preseason All-SEC team pickedFlorida defensive end Derrick Harvey for the first team. He's on therealong with Glenn Dorsey of LSU and Quentin Groves of Auburn. He...

SEC ballot, Phase Two

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The official Pat Dooley preseason All-SEC ballot is in. It's level of importance lies somewhere between a used Kleenex and the Magna Carta.OFFENSETight end: Jacob Tamme, KentuckyOffensive line: Andre Smith, AlabamaOffensive line: Will Arnold, LSUOffensive line: Eric Young, TennesseeOffensive...

SEC ballot, Phase One

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I'll get to the preseason All-SEC teams later in the week, but the easy thing to do (no research required) is to pick the order of finish on my official SEC ballot here at Media Days.Both divisions are difficult...

Happy to be in Hoover

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HOOVER, Ala. " My wife and I on Monday were talking about my surprisingly good mood. I was not depressed which I usually am in the days following the Bob Dooley Invitational. Typically, the...

Something in common with Tiger

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I'm feeling a real kinship with Tiger Woods this week. You know, we both have sculpted bodies, perfect golf swings and 12 majors. OK, well, we both have daughters. As Ben Folds sang: "I know That I am,...

Battle for Couch and Woods

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While most of the fans were either perched on the 17th hole or following either Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson on the back nine, yours truly was walking the front nine with former Gators Chris DiMarco and Chris Couch....

Tim Tebow sighting

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Hey, a Tim Tebow sighting. The Florida quarterback, who played quarterback at Nease which is a few miles down the road from the site of The Players Championship, was at Wednesday's practice round until the rain came down....

Tiger disses island hole

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Listening to some of the sports talk radio shows in Jacksonville, you'd have thought someone called Lynyrd Skynyrd overrated. There's a lot of anger being directed towards Tiger Woods because on Tuesday he said the famous 17th hole was...

NFL Draft Day

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NFL Draft Day used to be one of the biggest days in my life when I covered the NFL. This was before ESPN super-sized it and turned it into an all day for the suckers. I'd hunker down in...

Spurrier can’t hide glee

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Gator fans were still buzzing about the basketball team's back-to-back-to-back national titles in basketball and football Tuesday morning. That includes the one in Columbia, S.C., who was getting ready to tee it up when he called both Florida...

Gators are everywhere

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Florida fans were the loudest group on the first night of the Final Four, in part because they had better seats than Ohio State fans. But the lure of watching another Florida team possibly win a national title added to...

That’s what he said

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Ron Lewis has us all confused. Was he trash-talking or giving Florida respect on Sunday? Maybe a little bit of both. The Ohio State guard said he considers the Buckeyes to be a great team. Florida,...

Gator boyz will be missed

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It was late and she was tired, but she was also listening as her mother and I discussed the Florida-UCLA game. Saturday had already turned into Sunday and Kelsey had already had a full day. Her...

Supporting the Gators

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Urban Meyer is in the house. The Florida football coach flew up to Atlanta with assistants Charlie Strong and Billy Gonzales as well as Meyer's son Nate to see the Final Four. They made it in time...