Dallas announcer Chuck Cooperstein and KWTV-9 sports director Dean Blevins will be the game announcers for the Ball State at OU pay-per-view game at 6 p.m. Saturday. Thunder sideline reporter Kelly Crull will serve as sideline reporter, and former OU All-American safety Roy Williams also will make appearances as a sideline analyst.
Cost is $39.95 for the broadcast, which is available on Cox (610 and 611 HD), DirecTV (787), Dish (467) and AT&T U-Verse (channel unavailable).
Other Oklahoma cable systems carrying the game include: Suddenlink (Alva, Chickasha, Enid, Henryetta, Muskogee, Pauls Valley, Perry, Seminole, Stillwater); Allegiance (McAlester, Shawnee); BTC Broadband (Bixby); Cable One (Duncan, Elk City); Cim-Tel (Mannford); Fidelity Cablevision (Lawton); Pioneer Long Distance (Kingfisher).
Fox Sports Oklahoma will show a one-hour condensed replay of the game at noon Tuesday.
— KGHM-AM 1340 is carrying all the Texas Rangers playoff games. The Rangers have expanded their postseason format to one-hour pregame and postgame shows with Eric Nadel, Steve Busby and Brian Dolgin.
— Fox Sports Oklahoma will televise live postgame shows after every Rangers playoff game.
— CBS will have a rare triple-header Saturday, with Air Force at Navy (announcers Ian Eagle and Randy Cross) at 11 a.m., Auburn at South Carolina (Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein) at 3 p.m. and Alabama at Florida (Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson) at 7 p.m.
— ESPN's “College GameDay” is in Madison, Wis., to preview the Nebraska at Washington game, which will air at 7 p.m. Saturday on ABC.
— The ESPN documentary “Renee,” which will debut at 7 p.m. Tuesday, looks at transgender tennis star Renee Richards who fought to compete in the U.S. Open after being barred from playing as a woman just one year prior.
— Gus Johnson makes his return to the NFL this weekend with Charles Davis and Tim Brewster. After calling Saturday night's Texas at Iowa State game on FX, the trio will make the three-hour dive to Kansas City where they will call the Vikings at Chiefs game, which is going to only 4 percent of the nation. Fox's biggest game will be Detroit at Dallas, which will go to 35 percent of the nation. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver will call the game.
— Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden and San Francisco Giants infielder Mark DeRosa will serve as guest studio analysts during MLB Network's playoff coverage.