Saturday, November 17, 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.

USF receiver Stanley Clerveaux has 16 receptions this year, 13 more than he totaled his first four years on campus. (OCTAVIO JONES | Times)

USF’s Stanley Clerveaux enjoying belated breakthrough season

The Bulls' fifth year senior, who had three career catches entering 2018, has 16 this year
Published: 11/16/18
USF senior guard Kitija Laksa suffered a season-ending knee injury in Thursday's victory against Bethune-Cookman. (Times file photo)

USF’s Kitija Laksa tears ACL, ending her season

The Bulls' top scorer was a bona fide All-America candidate
Published: 11/16/18
USF coach Charlie Strong hopes to end a three-game losing streak Saturday at Temple. (OCTAVIO JONES | Times)

As swoon continues, time for USF fans to exhale

Bulls coach Charlie Strong's annual salary is set to escalate in 2019
Published: 11/15/18
USF softball coach Ken Eriksen's program has posted a graduation success rate (GSR) of 100 percent for seven consecutive years. (Times file photo)

Bulls show mild uptick in graduation success rate

USF has posted a GSR of 82 percent or better five consecutive years
Published: 11/14/18
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
Published: 11/13/18
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