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MEDIA NOTEBOOK — The Thunder's 8:30 p.m. Friday game also will air on Fox Sports Oklahoma.
by Mel Bracht Published: December 6, 2012
/articleid/3735257/1/pictures/1901859">Photo - ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy at the 2008 NBA Draft
ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy at the 2008 NBA Draft

— As part of ESPN's Heisman awards show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Notre Dame alumnus Regis Philbin will narrate a tribute to former Fighting Irish Heisman winners.

— Fox will air a UFC broadcast card at 7 p.m. Saturday from KeyArena in Seattle, highlighted by UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson facing top challenger Nate Diaz to determine the world's top 155-pound fighter. The Fox Phantom Cam makes its UFC debut with cameras mounted on the truss frame near the ring. UFC announcers Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan will call all bouts, including preliminary matches at 4 p.m. on FX.

— CBS' SEC coverage was the highest-rated college football package for the fourth consecutive season, averaging 3.9. ABC was second with at 3.2.

— ESPN analyst John Kruk has joined “Sunday Night Baseball,” replacing Terry Francona, who was hired as the Cleveland Indians' manager. He will team with Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser and reporter Buster Olney.

— “Outside the Lines,” which will air at 9 a.m. Sunday on ESPN2, profiles former Texas quarterback Vince Young, who led the Longhorns to a national title seven years ago. At 29, Young has been released by three NFL teams and is out of football.

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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