Miss Florida Laura McKeeman will be part of FSN’s broadcast crew for the OU at UTEP game at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. A University of Florida graduate, McKeeman also is a reporter and analyst for “Rays Live” pregame and postgame shows on the Sun Sports network. She also covers football recruiting for several websites.
McKeeman, 23, won the Miss Florida crown in July in her third time in the pageant.
“I won $16,000, an incredible amount of money,” she told the Tampa Bay Times. “I was able to pay my parents back for some of my college and still have enough to go to graduate school.”
McKeeman said that she used to be offended when she was compared to veteran sideline reporter Erin Andrews.
“I wanted to be my own person,” she said. “But now I realize she blazed the trail for me. She was one of the first very attractive women to do sports. And she did the research and proved herself.”
Mike Morgan, who broadcasts games for the Gwinnett Braves (the Atlanta Braves’ Triple-A team), will do the play-by-play. Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive back J.C. Pearson is the analyst.
HIGH SCHOOL BROADCASTS RETURN
• Tony Sellers, a former WWLS sportscaster, is returning to the broadcast booth to call Mustang High School football this season on KKNG-FM 93.3.
• Yukon High School games will be back on KINB-FM 105.3 for the second season. Cisco, a Wild 104.9 personality, will call the games with Kyle Head.
• Coverage of Moore High School football returns to KOKC-AM 1520 for its 20th season. J.D. Northcutt and Justin Rolland are back as the broadcast team.
• KREF-AM 1400 will be airing Norman and Norman North games, with the road game live and the home game on tape delay. Chris Joseph and Clay Spears will call Norman North games, and Andrew Himes and Andrew Gilman will broadcast Norman games.
• The Sports Animal radio network, including WWLS-FM 98.1, is carrying one or two high school games a week, including Tulsa Union at Jenks at 7 p.m. Friday. Announcers will vary by game, including Mark Rodgers, Gideon Hamilton and Kyle Head. Randy Heitz will host the “High School Game Night” scoreboard show following the Friday games. Heitz and Brian Aylor host “High School Spotlight” at 11 a.m. Sunday.
• Cox (channels 3 and 703) will have live coverage of the Tulsa Union-Jenks showdown at 7 p.m. Friday from TU’s Chapman Stadium. KJRH-2 sports director Al Jerkens and Rod Thompson will call the game.
BY MEL BRACHT