ESPNU plans extensive National Signing Day coverage

Dorial Green-Beckham among 10 players expected to announce their college choices live on the network
by Mel Bracht Published: January 26, 2012
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ESPNU will televise 10 hours of National Signing Day coverage, beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday. The network will have reporters at 13 college campuses, including OU, to provide updates throughout the day. Rece Davis and Dari Nowkhah will be co-hosts.

OU coach Bob Stoops is among 30 coached scheduled to appear on the telecast.

Ten players are expected to announce their college decisions live on ESPNU, including Springfield, Mo., wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who had Oklahoma in his final four reportedly has trimmed his list to Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. Green-Beckham is one of four players ranked No. 1 in their positions on the ESPNU 150 list expected to announce on the network Wednesday. The others are Eddie Goldman (Washington, D.C.), outside linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons (Valdosta, Ga.) and cornerback Tracy Howard (Miramar, Fla.).

Features include a look at southern states' ability to attract top recruits and high-profile family ties such as sons of Ken Griffey Jr., Deion Sanders and P. Diddy's sons are members of the 2012 class.

The CBS Sports Network will provide coverage noon to 5 p.m., anchored by Adam Zucker and Molly Qerim. Aaron Taylor will have a behind-the-scenes look at signing day with new Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez.

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* Kyle Head, executive producer of the Thunder radio broadcasts, has joined the Thunder postgame show as a co-host with Craig Humphreys. Head, a 2009 UCO graduate, replaces Bobby Thompson, who resigned to become a student recruiter for Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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