David Whitley, The Columbus Dispatch

David Whitley

The Columbus Dispatch

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Recent:
  • The Columbus Dispatch
  • Florida Times-Union
Past:
  • Gatorsports.com
  • Gainesville.com
  • Ocala Star-Banner
  • The Palm Beach Post
  • Herald-Tribune
  • The News-Press
  • The Ledger
  • news-journalonline
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Sun Sentinel
  • and more…

Recent articles by David:

Does THE Ohio State University have THE most inflated ego in college sports?

Ohio State has trademarked the word "The," so it can be called The Ohio State University in merchandise sales. Such arrogance isn't a good fit. → Read More

GatorSports podcast: Listen to a recap of the Florida baseball and softball seasons

The GatorSports podcast talks about the Florida Baseball and Softball seasons coming to an end → Read More

Oh My, Mick Hubert retiring, as Florida football recruiting on the rise

The new episode of the GatorSports Podcast featuring conversation about Mick Hubert, UF softball and baseball, and more UF sports. → Read More

Jimbo Fisher-Nick Saban feud spotlights NIL issues, and it's darn funny

The Jimbo Fisher-Nick Saban feud will help scrutiny of NIL and it needs it. More importantly, 2 big-time coaches slinging mud is simply entertaining. → Read More

Florida can't afford another coaching mistake with women sports programs

Scott Stricklin’s last two coaching hires for women’s programs have blown up in Florida’s face. He really needs Samantha Bohon to succeed with soccer. → Read More

GatorSports Podcast: Florida programs start the offseason with valuable recruiting

In this week's episode of the GatorSports podcast, Graham Hall and David Whitley talk about the recruiting at UF and baseball and softball. → Read More

In these head-spinning sports days, we could use a good, old-fashioned prank

Vandalism is bad. Period. But in a college sports world drowning in NIL, transfer portal, a prank is nostalgic relief. → Read More

Shad Khan blames Urban Meyer; was Jaguars owner really surprised coach was a scoundrel?

Shad Khan said he had to fire Urban Meyer because he couldn't work with someone he didn't trust. So why did he hire the coach in the first place? → Read More

Podcast: Gators in the NFL Draft and more Florida sports

Gainesville Sun and GatorSports.com sports writer Graham Hall and columnist David Whitley talk all things University of Florida Gators sports. → Read More

Should Florida football players get parking perks? Yes, they earned them

Parking is scarce at UF, but football players now have their own parking lot. That rankles some people, but the players deserve that perk. → Read More

It's an NIL world: As hard as it is to grasp players getting big money, there is no choice

NIL has quickly turned college sports into a bidding war for talent. There are cries for regulations and salary caps, but no viable plans to do so. → Read More

Gators podcast: Recruiting around the state, the transfer portal and other UF sports news

GatorSports guys Graham Hall and David Whitley talk off-season recruiting, the transfer portal, Billy Napier speaking tour and other Florida sports. → Read More

GatorSports podcast: Orange and Blue game kicked off Billy Napier regime, how did it go?

In today's episode of the GatorSports Podcast, Graham Hall and David Whitley talk about the Orange and Blue spring game. → Read More

Trinity Thomas deserves to win gymnastics title with her Florida teammates

Florida gymnast Trinity Thomas has been a model student and athlete, but she's been snake-bitten at NCAA meets. She deserves to win this year's title. → Read More

What are we looking for from the Florida Gators at the Orange and Blue debut?

This week's episode of the GatorSports podcast will preview the annual Orange and Blue game. → Read More

Florida's Spring Game is next week, has spring practice been enough for the Gators to get right?

GatorSports writers Graham Hall and David Whitley talk about the Florida Gators → Read More

Florida football nutritionist getting rave reviews: What's she got cooking for the Gators?

Florida's new sports nutritionist is getting rave reviews from players. What's she got cooking, and will it lead to a more appetizing season? → Read More

GatorSports podcast: Billy Napier and Florida Gators football open spring practice

The guys talk all things Florida Gators in this week's episode of the GatorSports Podcast, including basketball coach Mike White leaving for Georgia. → Read More

Even with just 1 Florida team in, there are plenty of reasons to watch NCAA Tournament

The NCAA Tournament returns in all its pre-pandemic glory this year. Miami is the only team from Florida, but don't let that turn you off. → Read More

The GatorSports Podcast is back! Graham Hall and David Whitley talk Florida Gators football and more

Florida Gators writer Graham Hall and columnist David Whitley talk about Billy Napier, recruiting, spring football practice and Gators basketball. → Read More