Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Joey Knight, Times staff writer

Joey Knight, Times staff writer

A fourth-generation Floridian, Joey Knight was born in Tampa and raised in Zephyrhills, where he still resides. He moved to the Times in July 2006 after 15 years at the Tampa Tribune, which included a seven-year stint (1997-2004) as University of Florida beat writer. He began covering the University of South Florida athletic department for the Times in 2013. A married father of three, he enjoys running, classic television and classic heavy-metal music.

Temple wide receiver Ventell Bryant (1), a Jefferson High alumnus, is the Owls' career receiving yardage leader (2,319). (AP Photo/John Raoux) FLJR110

Know the Foe: Temple

The Owls have evolved into arguably the American Athletic Conference's second-best team
Updated: 6 hours ago
USF second-year coach Brian Gregory has the Bulls 2-0 for the first time since 2014. (JOEY KNIGHT | Times)

USF men trail early, blow late lead, prevail in OT

The Bulls blow an 11-point second-half lead before eking out the triumph
Published: 11/12/18
Cincinnati running back Michael Warren II (3) runs for a touchdown during the second half of the Bearcats' 35-23 win against USF on Saturday. Warren ran for 151 yards and three TDs. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) OHJM113

Strong: Bulls ‘not big enough’ at key defensive spots

The Bulls, who lost two interior defensive linemen to the NFL, are allowing nearly 250 rushing yards a game
Published: 11/12/18
USF tight end Mitchell Wilcox reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Cincinnati, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

USF journal: Mitch Wilcox has record night in defeat

The Tarpon Springs High alumnus had seven catches for 90 yards and a touchdown
Published: 11/10/18
USF quarterback Chris Oladokun, left, is tackled on the run by Cincinnati linebacker Jarell White, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Down a quarterback, USF’s skid continues at No. 25 Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — On a frigid night when adversity's biting gusts could have chilled USF to the bone, at least credit the Bulls for not shivering.With starting quarterback Blake Barnett (shoulder soreness) not suited up, the kickoff...
Published: 11/10/18
USF head coach Charlie Strong works the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Cincinnati, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Joey Knight’s takeaways from USF-Cincinnati

We probably should have seen the Blake Barnett injury coming. Never bashful about tucking the ball on a zone read or designed run, Barnett had 90 carries through his first nine games (26 more than second-leading rusher Johnny...
Published: 11/10/18
USF junior quarterback Blake Barnett (right) started the Bulls' first nine games of the season. (JOEY KNIGHT | Times)

QB Blake Barnett not suited up tonight for USF

The junior transfer from Arizona State is battling shoulder soreness
Published: 11/10/18
USF coach Jose Fernandez's club improved to 2-0 with Friday's win against Albany. (Times file photo)

USF women rout Albany in home opener

Senior Laura Ferreira leads all scorers with 21 points
Published: 11/09/18
USF linebacker Josh Black (55), a Sickles High alumnus, is among only a handful of Bulls seniors who have started regularly this season. (OCTAVIO JONES | Times)

As daunting stretch looms, who will lead these Bulls?

With so many youngsters starting, USF is lacking an assertive veteran voice in the locker room
Published: 11/08/18
USF players celebrate with the student section after after defeating Connecticut at Raymond James Stadium in October. (OCTAVIO JONES | Times)

RayJay’s upper deck to open for UCF-USF showdown

Tickets for the Nov. 23 game are on sale for seating in the west side's upper level
Published: 11/08/18