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.).

Houston-Tulane provides AAC’s latest, not greatest, dramatic football finish

Tulane wide receiver Jalen McCleskey runs in front of Houston cornerback Damarion Williams (6) on the way to the go-ahead touchdown during the final minute of Thursday's 38-31 Tulane win. Gerald Herbert  |  AP
But the Green Wave’s win ranks as one of the league’s top five endings ever.

USF men’s hoops to host UConn, Memphis, Wichita State in January

USF guard David Collins (0) looks to pass against East Carolina during the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Jones  |  Tampa Bay Times
The Bulls’ 2019-20 American Athletic Conference slate was released Friday

USF soccer star Evelyne Viens conquers language barrier, scoring records

USF senior Evelyne Viens (14) already is the program's career goals leader. Travis Pendergrass  |  USF Athletics
The Canada native already owns the program record for goals scored with 56.

USF-UConn women’s hoops clash set for Feb. 16 in Tampa

USF guard Enna Pehadzic (0), USF center Shae Leverett (21) and Houston guard Julia Blackshell-Fair (33) battle for A loose ball at the Yuengling Center last season. OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times
The Bulls also have an afternoon home game the same day as the Gasparilla parade.

What happened to the ACC? We’ve got four explanations

Florida State coach Willie Taggart reacts during the first half against Boise State in Tallahassee on Aug. 31. Mark Wallheiser  |  AP
New quarterbacks and coordinators might explain the conference’s struggles at the outset of 2019.