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.).

Shrine Game will have a USF presence after all

Former USF TE Kano Dillon, who played at Oregon last season, will compete for the West in Saturday's game.
Cornerback Mazzi Wilkins is a late addition to the all-star game’s roster.

Kerwin Bell assumes ‘total control’ of USF offense

New USF offensive coordinator Kerwin Bell, a former Florida Gator, speaks with media about his new position and plans for the season during a news conference at the Selmon Center on campus. (BRONTE WITTPENN | Times)
The former Gators quarterback said Charlie Strong has granted him offensive autonomy.

Amid transition and tragedy, Tre Watson flourishes

Maryland linebacker Tre Watson tackles Illinois quarterback M.J. Rivers II in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
In a year of grief and turmoil at Maryland, the Tampa Catholic alumnus had an all-conference year

Shrine Game journal: Ryan Davis home for college finale

Auburn punt returner Ryan Davis (23) looks upfield against Texas A&M during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
The all-time leading passer in Pinellas County prep history now is an NFL draft prospect as a receiver

Former Bulls QB Chris Oladokun transferring to Samford

OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times South Florida Bulls quarterback Chris Oladokun (10) gives the bulls sign while singing the school song after beating the Elon Phoenix at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, September 1, 2018.
The Sickles High alumnus has a solid Tampa connection at the Birmingham, Ala., school