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.).

Scott Patchanís first start for Miami comes with swag

Miami Hurricanes defensive lineman Scott Patchan (71) celebrates a turnover with the new turnover chain during the game at Camping World Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.  MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times
Journal: The former Freedom High/IMG player becomes the first íCane to wear the 2019 version of the turnover chain.

Ranking USFís 2019 football foes

USF wide receiver Randall St. Felix (84) makes a catch over UConn's Jordan Morrison (29) during a game last season. OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times
We rate all 12 of the Bullsí regular season opponents, from worst to first

USF to get pregame parties started a night early

The USF SunDolls perform during the second half at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The USF band and Spirit Squads will appear this season at the
The first “Horns Up Rally” is set for Aug. 29 at Sparkman Wharf.

Time to bid adieu to Augustís water-logged prep football

With rain falling in a torrential downpour last season, Berkeley Prep quarterback Josh Youngblood breaks free for big yardage at Clearwater Central Catholic. SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times
Guest column: To avoid the stormy season, schedule the first regular-season games just before Labor Day.

Will humidity benefit Bulls against Wisconsin?

USF coach Charlie Strong talks to players before the start of the Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, December 20, 2018. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times Jones, Octavio  |  Tampa Bay Times
The Badgers havenít played a regular season game in Florida since 1988