Two-time Olympic softball gold medalist Michele Smith will be an analyst on TBS' Sunday baseball game as the Atlanta Braves host the Los Angeles Dodgers at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Smith, a former Oklahoma State standout, will join Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz in the booth for the entire game.
Smith, who also serves as an ESPN softball analyst, pitched to TNT analyst Charles Barkley in Oklahoma City during the NBA Western Conference Finals. Barkley managed only a few weak foul balls for the segment that aired on the TNT pregame show.
— The defending national champion Baylor women's basketball team will make two appearances against potential top-10 teams on ESPN2's ”Big Monday” schedule: at Connecticut on Feb. 18 and at Oklahoma on Feb. 25.
— ESPN football analyst Jon Gruden, who turned 49 on Friday, is profiled on the next edition of HBO's “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” which debuts at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Going to work at 4 a.m. each day, Gruden watches hours of game and practice film. His dedication to his new profession has paid off with a recent five-year extension and a broadcasting portfolio that includes the series “Jon Gruden's QB Camp.”
— “Oklahoma High School Sports Express” returns for the fall with a special on the summer's All-State games. The show, hosted by Van Shea Iven, airs at 10:30 p.m. Sundays on KOKH-25 and Tulsa's KWHB-47.
— Fox's Saturday baseball games return from a two-week hiatus with Pittsburgh at St. Louis at 3 p.m. Saturday. Dick Stockton and Eric Karros will call the game.
— Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman, Gary Danielson and Tony Barnhart offer their insights on the 2012 college football season on the “CBS Sports' College Football Preview Show” at noon Saturday on CBS.
— ESPN will begin its fourth straight season of televising England's Barclays Premier League in the United States at 8:50 a.m. Saturday with Arsenal vs. Sunderland from North London on ESPN.