USF Football Radio Show Begins Tonight

Photo: USF Athletics

Starting tonight USF head coach Charlie Strong will meet with fans during his weekly radio show at World of Beer on Fowler Ave.

The USF Football Radio Show will broadcast live from WOB weekly throughout the 2017 season. Hosted by the Voice of the Bulls Jim Louk and football analyst Mark Robinson, the show gives fans a chance to meet Strong in person or listen to weekly updates about the football team.

The show will air from 6-7 p.m. on the USF Radio Network (820 AM) but can also be streamed live on The show will air eight times on Thursday nights and five times on Tuesday nights depending on what day and where the Bulls play each week.

USF Athletics and WOB encourage fans to attend the show live and get the chance to take pictures with Strong, Rocky and USF spirit squad members. Other Bulls sports head coaches will be guests on the show throughout the season.

Any Bulls fans who attend the show in USF gear will receive their choice of a free pretzel, flatbread or draft beer card. WOB will also offer Happy Hour specials, which include: $5 tavern shares, $3 drafts, $5 spirits, $6 wine and five for $25 Cigar City buckets.

USF Enters The Season As No. 19 In AP Top 25 Poll

The Bulls enter the 2017-18 season with the highest preseason ranking in program history. They are ranked No. 19 in the Annual Preseason AP Top 15 poll, which was released on Monday.

The AP Top 25 Poll is selected by a national panel of sports journalists. The Bulls are also ranked in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll at No. 21. Both rankings are the highest in USF program history.

In 2008 USF entered the season ranked No. 19 and 21 in the two polls. This year’s No. 19 ranking marks the Bulls 20th week in the top 20 of the AP Poll after the Bulls finished 2016 ranked No. 19 in the AP Poll.

This is the first time the Bulls have been ranked since 2008 and just the second in program history. During the 2008 season, the Bulls rose as high as No. 10 during week five.

National Award Watch List

The young football program has eight players named to 14 national award watch lists heading into this season:

  • QB Quinton Flowers– Maxwell, Walter Camp, Manning, O’Brien, and Unitas
  • P Jonathan Hernandez– Ray Guy
  • RB D’Ernest Johnson– Hornung
  • CB Deatrick Nichols– Bednarik, Nagurski and Thorpe
  • C Cameron Ruff– Riminton
  • LB Auggie Sanchez– Nagurski and Wuerffel
  • DT Deadrin Senat– Nagurski and Outland
  • TE Mitchell Wilcox– Mackey

USF opens the 2017-18 season on the road at San Jose State.

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

TV: CBS Sports Network

Radio: 820 A.M.

Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.