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.).

USF women sign 2 more European-born players

USF women's coach Jose Fernandez expects to sign at least two more players during the NCAA's spring signing period. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
The Bulls 2019-20 roster will feature at least seven players from overseas

UCF’s McKenzie Milton shares details of injury, rehab

Coaches and trainers attend to UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton, who was injured and eventually carted off the field during the second quarter of last season's rivalry game with USF.  (MONICA HERNDON | Times)
The Knights quarterback tells ESPN about the play that ended his season, and the ordeal that followed.

Did USF just land another Johnny Ford?

Braden River's Brian Battie (6) rushes for a touchdown in the first quarter ahead of Lakewood Ranch's Luke Toole (33) during the teams' matchup Oct. 19, 2018 in Lakewood Ranch.  (Matt Houston | Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
Diminutive Braden River tailback Brian Battie gives a verbal pledge to the Bulls

How does USF’s depth chart look? Here’s our guess

USF wide receiver Zion Roland (82) runs the ball, while linebacker Trey Laing (58) and defensive back Eugene Bowman (25) attempt to tackle Roland during the Bulls' spring game on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Tampa. (ALLIE GOULDING | Times)
With spring practice complete, we offer our projected two-deep chart.

Seven sad seasons: Most disappointing moments in Tampa Bay sports history

Tampa Bay Lightning fans Zachary Koehler (left) and Kirsten Nagle watch the Bolts fall behind 3-1 during the second period of Game 4. The Columbus Blue Jackets eventually won 7-3 to oust Tampa Bay in the first round. (ALLIE GOULDING| Times)
It’s not just that these teams lost, it’s the excruciating way they lent hope and snatched it away.