Joey Kaufman

Newsdesk contributor

Joey Kaufman is a newsdesk writer for SB Nation and an assistant editor for Pacific Takes -- SB Nation's Pac-12 blog. A native of Southern California, Joey grew up a fan of the Lakers, Dodgers and Trojans. He is currently a junior at USC, majoring in journalism, and hopes to graduate -- barring some epic collapse -- by 2013. He also writes for the Daily Trojan, the university's student-run newspaper, and has covered USC football since 2010, when Lane Kiffin arrived on campus. Naturally, he's OK with "Tribute to Troy" being played ad nauseam.


Pirates Vs. Astros: Starling Marte Homers On First Pitch

Batting leadoff for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night against the Houston Astros in his major-league debut, left fielder Starling Marte made quite the first impression. The rookie from Santo...

Penn State Scandal: Board Of Trustees Reviewing Accepted Sanctions

Penn State interim president Rodney Erickson accepted the sanctions levied by the NCAA against the Nittany Lions' football program on Monday. But the school's Board of Trustees isn't particularly...

Bill O'Brien Contract: Penn State Coach's Deal Extended Through 2020

In the wake of receiving a four-year postseason ban on Monday as part of NCAA sanctions, Penn State has extended head coach Bill O'Brien's contract for four years through the 2020 season, according...

Penn State Scandal: Nittany Lions Faced 4-Year Death Penalty, According To Report

If Penn State had not accepted the NCAA sanctions levied by President Mark Emmert on Monday, it would have faced the so-called "death penalty" over four years, according a report from ESPN's...

Pirates Vs. Marlins: Four-Run Fourth Powers Pittsburgh To 5-1 Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates are now 13 games over .500. Facing the Miami Marlins at PNC Park on Saturday night, Pittsburgh grabbed a 5-1 win thanks, in large part, to seven and two-third strong innings...

Ex-Michigan Coach Lloyd Carr: 'Not the Joe Paterno I Knew'

Former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr, who led the program to five Big Ten titles and a national championship over 13 years, was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in South...

Pirates Vs. Marlins Score Update: Pittsburgh, Miami Tied At One After Three Innings

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins are knotted at one apiece following three innings at PNC Park. The Pirates put one run up on the scoreboard early after fight fielder Garrett Jones'...

Conference Realignment: Big East Reaches Exit Agreement With Pitt

The Big East and Pitt announced on Wednesday an agreement that allows the Panthers to leave for the ACC in time for the 2013-2014 season -- a year ahead of schedule. In return, the school will pay...

Larry Fitzgerald Nearly Played Linebacker At Penn State

By all accounts, former Pitt Panthers wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald remains one of the best players in school history. Appearing in 26 games, he caught 161 passes for 2,677 yards and 34...

Pirates Vs. Rockies Score Update: Pittsburgh, Colorado Tied At 6 After 4 Innings

It's a day game at Coors Field, and thus, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies have combined for 14 hits through four innings. The Pirates and Rockies are tied at six. Colorado jumped out to...

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