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 signs 6-foot-10 prospect Emmanuel Okpomo

Third-year USF men's basketball coach Brian Gregory added two players during the NCAA's week-long early signing period. [Times files]
The Nigeria native with the elongated wingspan becomes the Bullsí second signee in a week

Point-counterpoint: Should FSU promote Odell Haggins from interim coach?

Florida State interim head coach Odell Haggins shouts direction in a game against Alabama State last weekend in Tallahassee. Florida State won 49-12. Mark Wallheiser  |  AP
Joey Knight and Matt Baker debate the candidacy of longtime Seminoles assistant Odell Haggins.

USF football: Five things to know about Memphis

Memphis quarterback Brady White (3) and freshman running back Kenneth Gainwell (19) lead one of the nation's most potent offenses into Raymond James Stadium on Saturday. Sue Ogrocki  |  AP
The Tigers average a conference-best 7.2 yards per play.

USF tight end Mitch Wilcox invited to East-West Shrine Bowl

USF senior tight end Mitch Wilcox has 97 career receptions and 11 touchdown catches. Mike Carlson  |  AP
The Tarpon Springs High alumnus is a prominent 2020 NFL draft prospect.

USF players, coaches rally around kicker Spencer Shrader

USF placekicker Spencer Shrader (32) watches his missed field goal against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday. OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times
The Bulls have expressed support for the Newsome High alumnus since his four missed field goals Saturday.