Does USF football have new radio home on FM?
Buzz has been building in the last month about Tampa's first FM sports-talk radio station, and it looks like USF athletics will be a prominent part of 98.7 The Fan, though neither side is confirming anything officially.
It isn't hard to connect the dots, however -- the station will officially flip the switch on its new programming at noon Thursday and announce its sports lineup ... from the Big East room in USF's Selmon Athletic Center, which should give the Bulls a prominent new spot for their football and basketball broadcasts. USF's sports information department sent an invitation to media members Wednesday, touting a "special announcement" with 98.7 The Fan.
The flagship station of USF's radio network has been 970 AM for the past four seasons, but that agreement was most recently a two-year deal that ended with an option for another year in 2012-13. USF men's basketball was carried on Tampa's Clear Channel affiliates like 620 AM WDAE and 1250 WHNZ, while USF women's basketball was carried on 1010 AM, part of the CBS Radio Network like 98.7.