Former Oklahoma City Thunder sideline reporter Kelly Crull has joined Fox Sports San Diego as the host of the network’s San Diego Padres magazine show, “Padres Weekly.”
Crull, 28, who worked two years at KOCO-5 before joining the Thunder in 2010, also will fill in as sideline reporter for Padres telecasts and various other games on the regional network. Laura McKeeman also has joined the network as the primary sideline reporter.
Crull, a University of Missouri graduate, said she is excited to work with Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg, who handles play-by-play of the Padres’ telecasts. “It’s a great opportunity,” Crull said.
• Former New Orleans Hornets announcer Bob Licht will call the Bedlam women’s basketball game from Norman at 4 p.m. Sunday on Fox Sports Oklahoma. Brenda VanLandingham will be the analyst.
• The OU men’s basketball team makes another ESPN appearance at 4 p.m. Saturday when its hosts Kansas (Jon Sciambi, Fran Fraschilla and Holly Rowe). OSU plays at Texas at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on KOCB-34 (Dave Armstrong and Reid Gettys).
• Fox’s NASCAR coverage returns at 7 p.m. Saturday with the Sprint Unlimited from Daytona, followed by Daytona 500 qualifying from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
• The MLB Network’s first reality series competition, “The Next Knuckler,” has five former college quarterbacks — John David Booty (USC), Josh Booty (LSU), Doug Flutie (Boston College), David Greene (Georgia) and Ryan Perrilloux (LSU and Jacksonville State) — competing to see who can throw the best knuckleball and get an invitation to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ spring training camp. Co-hosted by former All-Star knuckleball pitcher Tim Wakefield and analyst Kevin Millar, the show debuts at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
• Fox Sports play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson will broadcast his first soccer match when he calls the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Real Madrid and Manchester United at 1 p.m. Wednesday for the Fox Soccer network.
BY MEL BRACHT