Joey Knight, USF and Colleges Reporter

Joey Knight

USF and Colleges Reporter

I'm a fourth-generation Floridian born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, which makes me somewhat of a demographic outlier. My family arrived in Zephyrhills before McDonald's, and I've resided there most of my life. When I was a grade-schooler, my passions were sports and creative writing, in that order. Today I'm an old-schooler (don't be dissing on '80s hard rock), and that order has been flipped. I love telling stories, be they about first basemen or first responders. These days, I cover college sports with an emphasis on USF, but I'll dabble in other stuff (Rays, Gasparilla Distance Classic, etc.).

Manny Diaz not seeking to make Miami ‘Portal U’

Miami head coach Manny Diaz speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media days in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
The first-year Hurricanes coach said he added several transfers out of necessity.

Sterling Hofrichter’s journey: from Seffner to Syracuse to...Sundays?

Syracuse punter Sterling Hofrichter punts during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Orange coach Dino Babers calls the Armwood alumnus an NFL-caliber punter

Can Florida State’s Kendal Briles create offensive magic minus playbook?

TALLAHASSEE, FL - APRIL 06: Florida State offensive coordinator Kendal Briles coaching during the Florida State Garnet vs. Gold Spring Game at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell in Tallahassee, FL on April 6th, 2019. (Photo by Logan Stanford/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)
The Seminoles are counting on big rewards from their risky hire.

Will ACC Network launch have limited audience?

Commissioner John Swofford speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Some cable providers may not carry the network, at least initially.

FSU QB update: James Blackman No. 1 for now, Jordan Travis still in limbo

Florida State head coach Willie Taggart speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Willie Taggart also expects Wisconsin transfer Alex Hornibrook to challenge Blackman.