ESPNU will televise 10 hours of National Signing Day coverage, beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday. The network will have reporters at 13 college campuses, including OU, to provide updates throughout the day. Rece Davis and Dari Nowkhah will be co-hosts.
OU coach Bob Stoops is among 30 coached scheduled to appear on the telecast.
Ten players are expected to announce their college decisions live on ESPNU, including Springfield, Mo., wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who had Oklahoma in his final four reportedly has trimmed his list to Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. Green-Beckham is one of four players ranked No. 1 in their positions on the ESPNU 150 list expected to announce on the network Wednesday. The others are Eddie Goldman (Washington, D.C.), outside linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons (Valdosta, Ga.) and cornerback Tracy Howard (Miramar, Fla.).
Features include a look at southern states' ability to attract top recruits and high-profile family ties such as sons of Ken Griffey Jr., Deion Sanders and P. Diddy's sons are members of the 2012 class.
The CBS Sports Network will provide coverage noon to 5 p.m., anchored by Adam Zucker and Molly Qerim. Aaron Taylor will have a behind-the-scenes look at signing day with new Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez.
* Kyle Head, executive producer of the Thunder radio broadcasts, has joined the Thunder postgame show as a co-host with Craig Humphreys. Head, a 2009 UCO graduate, replaces Bobby Thompson, who resigned to become a student recruiter for Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College.
* WWLS FM 98.1 and AM 640 had a strong fall Arbitron ratings book, showing a 33 percent increase from last year in men ages 25 to 54 and a 25 percent increase in adults 25 to 54 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Sports Animal ranked third in the market in adults 25 to 54 during that time period.
* Among local basketball telecasts, FSOK is picking up Fox Sports Kansas City's feed of the OU at Kansas State telecast at 6 p.m. Saturday (Ben Boyle and Stan Weber). KOCB-34 will air OSU at Texas A&M at 3 p.m. Saturday (Brad Sham and Reid Gettys). FSOK will air the Kansas State at OSU women's game at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Brenda VanLengen and Cindy Stein).
* NBA action returns to ABC on Sunday with a showdown of Eastern Conference powers as the Miami Heat hosts the Chicago Bulls at 2:30 p.m. (Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Lisa Salters). The Heat also are on at 7 p.m. Friday hosting New York (Breen, Van Gundy and Salters).
* ESPN's 14 NBA telecasts this season are averaging a 1.7 rating, an increase of 31 percent when compared with a 1.3 rating for 13 games during the same time span last year.
* NBC Sports Network will have 10 hours of coverage of the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend, including the skills competition at 6 p.m. Saturday and game at 3 p.m. Sunday from Ottawa.
* Fox will air a two-hour UFC triple-header at 7 p.m. Saturday from the United Center in Chicago. In the main event, former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (21-1-1) takes on undefeated former national champion wrestler Phil Davis (9-0-0) to determine the next challenger to the 205-pound title held by Jon Jones. Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan will call the action.