Fox to replay 1989 OU-Texas game

BY MEL BRACHT, Staff Writer, mbracht@opubco.com Published: October 9, 2009
Fox Sports Oklahoma will replay the 1989 OU-Texas football game at 7 p.m. Tuesday as part of its extensive OU-Texas programming next week. Redshirt freshman quarterback Peter Gardere rallied the Longhorns to a 28-24 victory.

Fox Sports Oklahoma, known in 1989 as Home Sports Entertainment, was able to offer the game live on a technicality. Led by new coach Gary Gibbs, OU was ranked No. 15 and on probation, preventing the Sooners from appearing on live TV. In a loophole with the probation, the game was offered live on pay-per-view through HSE’s sister network Prime Sports, which had the rights to show Big Eight games on tape delay.

Dave Armstrong, former referee Irv Brown and Bob Barry Jr. (sideline reporter) were the announcers.

Other programming includes episodes of the "In My Own Words” interview series featuring former OU coach Barry Switzer (7 p.m. Monday) and 1969 national championship Texas quarterback James Street (10 p.m. Tuesday), a one-hour special looking at the series history (11 p.