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.


Penn State Scandal: NCAA President Mark Emmert Declines To Rule Out Death Penalty

In an interview with PBS's Tavis Smiley on Monday, NCAA President Mark Emmert declined to rule out the death penalty when asked about possible repercussions for Penn State in the wake of the Freeh...

Penn State To Discuss Fate Of Joe Paterno Statue

A decision on whether to take down the Joe Paterno statue outside Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., will come within the next 7-10 days, Penn State spokesman Dave la Torre said late Tuesday. In...

2012 Biletnikoff Award Watch List: Pitt's Mike Shanahan, Devin Street On List

Pitt wideouts Mike Shanahan and Devin Street have been named to the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which is annually presented to the best wide receiver in all of college football....

Pirates Vs. Rockies: Tuesday Starting Lineups

After stumbling by a final score of 5-4 on Monday night in the series opener, the Pittsburgh Pirates look to regain their first-half approach against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Bucs...

Pirates Vs. Brewers: Pittsburgh Remains Tied For Division Lead After 6-4 Win

Needing a win to stay even with the Cincinnati Reds atop the N.L. Central, the Pittsburgh Pirates got one on Saturday by a final count of 6-4 over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Kevin...

Associated Press Columnist: 'Gut' Penn State's Football Program

So what's next for Penn State? In the wake of the Freeh Report's release this week, that's the question many commentators and members of the public have asked. According to Associated Press sports...

Pirates Vs. Brewers Score Update: Pittsburgh Trails 4-2 After Five Innings

The Milwaukee Brewers lead the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 after five innings at Miller Park. Milwaukee punched in runs in back-to-back innings, the second and third, off Pirates starter Kevin Correia,...

Report: Joe Paterno Statue Outside Beaver Stadium To Stand For Now

The statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., isn't going anywhere -- at least not for now -- according to a recent report from Don Van Natta Jr. of ESPN The Magazine....

Penn State Scandal: Paterno Family Releases Statement With Freeh Report To Be Released Thursday

On the heels of the expected release of the Freeh Report on Thursday, the family of the late Joe Paterno released a statement addressing a number of criticisms directed toward the former Penn State...

2012 Home Run Derby: Pirates' Andrew McCutchen To Fill In For Giancarlo Stanton

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen will replace the Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton in the 2012 State Farm Home Run Derby, MLB officials announced Saturday night. McCutchen, who is...

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