My name is Joe Pantorno and I am a Breaking News Writer for Bleacher Report. A graduate from Hofstra University ('13), I am in my first year with B/R.

Previously working as a stringer for Yahoo! Sports, I was a beat writer for the Brooklyn Nets during the 2013-14 season as well as covering the New York Mets, Yankees, Islanders and Knicks. I have had work featured in the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and websites such as MSN.

Holding a bevy of knowledge on a wide variety of sports, I was a staff writer for two years with a premier New York Islanders blog called Islanders Insight and Lacrosse Magazine, the nation's largest publication on the game.

I was able to hone my craft in the sports departments at the New York Post and Newsday as an intern during my college years.

I have interviewed some of the biggest names in sports including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Derek Jeter and John Tavares.

Follow me on Twitter @JoePantornoBR

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  • Greg Platt posted 655 days ago

    Greg Platt

    My Analysis for Pittsburg Steelers: The outside linebacker spot has become a must for the Steelers. Harrison has not made up his mind if he is going to stick around for another run after 14 years, but management may decide for him at the end of this season. Bud Depree and Jarvis Jones are great assets on the outside but have been injury prone their first few years. Anthony Chickillo has shown signs of potential and has an uncanny ability of reading the offense better than most, but has not had enough opportunities to showcase his skills. Also Pittsburgh needs to find RB depth behind Le'Veon Bell. Bell is going to get “PAID”, for sure, for his rookie contract expires at the end of this season and with the Steelers having more extra padding for the salary cap this year it should be a no brainer. DeAngelo Williams is one of the best back ups in the NFL, but his time in the NFL is closing. Fitzgerald Toussaint may have good hands, but his down-hill running skills are more of a power runner, than finesse. The Steelers got him for a steal from the Ravens, but it has not panned out which they thought. As for TE the Steelers have a list of tall candidates with Ladarius Green at 6-6 and Jesse James 6-7 and have 3 more in the wings. But with the Steelers play calling for slants across the middle and quick releases this position get pounded and they can not keep a healthy TE on the field. Green had a phenomenal wk 13 and showed why we grabbed him from San Diego, but the Steelers need someone consistent as a playmaker and healthy to keep on the active roster.
    My Draft Candidates Mock 1.1
    OLB: Tim Williams—Alabama: a pass rush specialist with explosiveness off of end
    Jordan Willis-- Kansas State= Best Large Pass Rusher in the Big 12
    RB: As most of the candidates are Jr this year some have declared for NFL
    Jeremy McNichols --- Boise State = vision, burst, power and toughness
    D’Onta Foreman --- Texas= 2,000-yard work horse rusher
    QB: If he is still there 3rd round, I would grab:
    Brad Kaaya: Strong understanding of downfield projection and has mobility in pocket
    CB: Gareon Conley – Ohio State=speed, movement skills and toughness
    Cameron Sutton - TN =confident, fluid athlete at his best in man-to-man coverage
    FS: Jordan Sterns – Oklahoma State = impact player 3 yrs w/ over 100 tackles
    Johnathan Ford --- Auburn= fluid, aggressive athlete w/greater awareness of the ball
    OG: Zach Banner (6-8,360lbs )- Southern California: MONSTER w/aggressive speed
    Danny Isidora Miami ( FLA) : thick frame, natural power and surprising mobility

  • Ron McDonald posted 745 days ago

    Ron McDonald

    Lol worst clickbait attempt ever. Hope you read the comments on "Carmelo can't believe Nets made Lin their star"....? Get that BS outta here, clown.

  • Scott Doppelfeld posted 894 days ago

    Scott Doppelfeld

    Thought the playoff tree was a good addition to that playoff article. Good job!

  • Dan Hobin posted 930 days ago

    Dan Hobin

    Just a small FYI....On your Astros/Yankees article, correct grammar is "could have" not "could of" http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/could-of-or-could-have

  • Andy Keith posted 976 days ago

    Andy Keith

    Andy Keith

  • Scott Roderick posted 1068 days ago

    Scott Roderick

    I need to know how some of you guys get this job? You need a representative from the lower 5 conferences to play in one of the 6 major bowls. Short of Houston, that conference realistically could only end up in the Peach or Fiesta Bowl. C'mon guys, get it right.

    Notre Dame vs Utah in Fiesta (Baylor and outside shot)
    Michigan State vs Houston in the Peach (Florida State or Florida an outside shot)

  • Dan Deerwester posted 1100 days ago

    Dan Deerwester

    you meant Wolverines, not Spartans, last paragraph of your MSU UM Twitter story

  • Jim Flannery posted 1129 days ago

    Jim Flannery

    Nice to see someone picking up the mantle of lacrosse writer for B/R. I contributed lacrosse material for about four years here but have now moved on to other things, including writing for In Lacrosse We Trust. :)

  • Willie Ballgame posted 1212 days ago

    Willie Ballgame

    Is your name seriously Joe Patorno? Because that's awesome and I bet also kinda sucky.