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.).

Bulls try to end 3-game skid vs. Shockers

OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times USF Bulls forward Mayan Kiir (20) blocks the shot of Houston Cougars guard Corey Davis Jr. (5) during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
Tonight’s home game against Wichita State is critical to USF’s postseason hopes

Fouls, flat offense doom Bulls in loss to Houston

OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times USF Bulls guard David Collins (0) escapes the double team while guardedby Houston Cougars guard Corey Davis Jr. (5) during the first half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
The Cougars and Bulls combine for 62 fouls in a half-court duel

Injury-depleted USF women roll past Tulane

USF freshman Luize Septe navigates traffic in the second half of the Bulls' 73-46 victory Saturday against Tulane at the Yuengling Center. [JOEY KNIGHT | Times]
Veteran coach Jose Fernandez insists the Bulls are still an NCAA Tournament-caliber team

Zephyrhills dedicates basketball court to Alan Reed

Zephyrhills High named its basketball court Friday night in honor of former coach Alan Reed (left), joined by son Stephen in a pregame ceremony. (JOEY KNIGHT | Times)
The Bulldogs' former longtime coach led the program to the state tournament in his final season.

Kerwin Bell’s offense was perfected in Valdosta

Valdosta State quarterback Rogan Wells, whose dad played one season of basketball at USF, accounted for 50 touchdowns while leadi]ng the Blazers to a Division II national title last season. [VSU Athletics]
USF’s new coordinator watched his offense flourish like never before last season.