The ESPN â€œ30 for 30â€ film â€œThe Best That Never Wasâ€ on the disappointing career of former OU football star Marcus Dupree will re-air at 2 p.m. Saturday on KOCO-5 as part of its â€œSports Saturdayâ€ segment. A highly recruited running back, Dupree mysteriously left OU in 1983 during the middle of his sophomore season and never returned.
â€œThe Best That Never Wasâ€ ranks second in ratings among the ESPN film series with a 1.8, trailing only a 1.82 for â€œThe Uâ€ on the University of Miami football program.
* Kansas will be joined by Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State in the Champions Classic, a three-year ESPN men's basketball event in which the teams will play each other at a neutral site. Matchups for the Nov. 15, 2011, event at Madison Square Garden will be Kansas vs. Kentucky and Duke vs. Michigan State.
* Cox 3 will broadcast the Class 3A state football final between Heritage Hall and Kingfisher at 7:30 tonight. Fox Sports Oklahoma will air the 2A and A finals at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
* ESPN begins its coverage of a record 29 bowl games with the New Mexico Bowl (BYU vs. UTEP) at 1 p.m. Saturday.
* ESPN's broadcast team for the Alamo Bowl (Oklahoma State vs. Arizona) at 8:15 p.m. Dec. 29 will be Rece Davis, Craig James, Jesse Palmer and Jenn Brown. Sean McDonough, Matt Millen and Heather Cox will call the Fiesta Bowl (Oklahoma vs. Connecticut) at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 1.
* Hall of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog discusses his career in a new episode of MLB Network's â€œStudio 42 with Bob Costasâ€ at 7 p.m. Friday. Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith also shares his thoughts on playing for Herzog.