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Joey Knight - USF Reporter

USF 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.).

  1. USF sophomore center Michael Durr faces a daunting challenge on Saturday night in Orlando against UCF 6-foot-11 veteran Collin Smith.
    The Bulls, who appear on the cusp of a breakthrough win, haven’t defeated the Knights since 2015.
  2. New USF football coach Jeff Scott, left, meets with members of his coaching staff and support staff at USF on Thursday.
    The new coach also has a date set for the Bulls’ spring intrasquad game
  3. New USF football coach Jeff Scott, right, talks to members of the football team during a team meeting at USF on Thursday.
    Clemson’s former co-offensive coordinator holds his first full team meeting as USF coach.
  4. USF women's coach Jose Fernandez, talking with guard Enna Pehadzic (0) during the Bulls' season-opening win against Jacksonville, leads his team into a critical American Athletic Conference game tonight at Temple.
    A mediocre showing in non-conference play has hindered the Bulls’ NCAA Tournament hopes.
  5. Memphis linebacker Bryce Huff gets fired up after a play during a game against SMU at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
    Plus more East-West Shrine Game nuggets, including former Navy star quarterback Malcolm Perry practicing at receiver
  6. USF tight end Mitch Wilcox with a reception during a drill on the field during the East practice for the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field on Monday.
    The Tarpon Springs alum insists the Bulls’ disastrous 4-8 season benefited him as he prepares for the NFL draft in this week’s East-West Shrine Game activities.
  7. Expect USF third-year sophomore Jordan McCloud, who started 10 games last season, to get serious competition for the job this spring.
    A look at some of the Bulls’ greatest areas of need entering the recruiting cycle’s final stretch.
  8. USF guard David Collins, left, goes up for a shot against Memphis forward D.J. Jeffries during the second half of the Tigers' 68-64 triumph Sunday at the Yuengling Center.
    The Bulls squander a 14-point second-half lead in a 68-64 loss to the Tigers at Yuengling Center.
  9. USF junior Justin Brown, center, and the rest of the Bulls will try for their first win against a ranked foe since 2012 when they host No. 21 Memphis on Sunday.
    The Bulls can end a 27-game skid against ranked opposition when they host the Tigers.
  10. New USF coach Jeff Scott has completed his 10-member staff of onfield assistants.
    The Bulls have three assistants currently younger than 30, most in the American Athletic Conference.