For now, Cox won't televise Oklahoma State-Arizona football game

by John Helsley and Gina Mizell Published: August 10, 2012
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Pac-12 President of Enterprises Gary Stevenson called Oklahoma State's contest at Arizona a “blockbuster” game for the new Pac-12 Network, which launches Wednesday.

But as of Friday, that game will not be shown on Cox Cable in Oklahoma.

Stevenson said during a media teleconference Friday that Cox, the dominant cable provider in Oklahoma, has opted not to carry the Pac-12 Network on its sports tier. He said he found that decision “a little bit curious.”

“We've had conversations with them,” Stevenson said. “Not sure why they would make that decision. I'm sure that fans in Oklahoma who have Cox would want to let them know that you want to see that game.”

The Cowboys' game in Tucson, Ariz., will be their first road contest of 2012 — and the first road start for true freshman quarterback Wes Lunt. It is scheduled to kick off at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

LITTLEHEAD'S ARREST WARRANT RECALLED

The arrest warrant for Oklahoma State defensive tackle Christian Littlehead was recalled Friday after he was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery in Cherokee County earlier this week.

As first reported by the Tulsa World, Littlehead is accused of punching a woman in the face at a party in March, according to court documents. A warrant for his arrest was issued Wednesday. He is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. on Sept. 24.

Littlehead did not practice Friday morning, a program source told The Oklahoman.

This is Littlehead's third run-in with the law in the past eight months. He was charged in December with one count of misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession after OSU police found two homemade smoking devices with residue at his on-campus residence. He pleaded guilty in February, and his final sentence was deferred until Aug. 27. He was also suspended for the Fiesta Bowl by OSU coach Mike Gundy.

In May, Littlehead was arrested in Tahlequah on a complaint of public intoxication.

Last season, Littlehead started four games as a redshirt freshman and recorded 16 tackles and a sack. He is listed as a backup on the preseason depth chart.  

SATURDAY SCRIMMAGE: JUST THE BASICS

Three weeks from the season opener, the Cowboys have arrived at their first extensive scrimmage, set for Saturday night.


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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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