The first OU men’s basketball telecast of the season Tuesday night against Louisiana-Monroe on KAUT-43 was hampered by poor picture quality that made it difficult to watch. OU athletic spokesman Kenny Mossman said he was hopeful the problem would be resolved before the Sooners’ next telecast at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Virginia Commonwealth, which will air on KAUT and Cox 7. "We have been in contact with KAUT,” Mossman said. "Another of our network affiliates told us (Wednesday) that it was the cleanest feed they had ever received from us so we’re confident that we sent the game out in good quality.” Bob Carpenter and Charlie Spoonhour are calling the six Sooner Sports Network games.
BEDLAM COVERAGEFox Sports Oklahoma is planning extensive programming next week to preview its Bedlam game telecast from Norman at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 28. An "In Your Own Words” segment with OSU donor Boone Pickens will premiere at 6 p.m. Tuesday. A half-hour Bedlam Series Preview will debut at 5 p.m. Thursday. Another preview show, "Border/Bedlam: Back to Back” will look at the Bedlam game and the Kansas-Missouri game. It will debut at noon Friday. The shows will repeat several times.
SHORT TAKES→CBS analyst Gary Danielson, the SEC’s loudest advocate, ranks No. 1 on the Sporting News and SportsBusiness Journal’s list of top 25 football broadcasters. Rounding out the top 10 are Cris Collinsworth, Al Michaels, Phil Simms, Kirk Herbstreit, Troy Aikman, Ron Franklin, Verne Lundquist, Joe Buck and Jim Nantz. FSN will go with a three-man booth for its OU-Texas Tech telecast at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with play-by-play announcer Joel Meyers being joined by analysts Joel Klatt and Dave Lapham. Jim Knox will be the sideline reporter. →ESPN’s "College GameDay,” 9-11 a.m. Saturday, makes its first visit to Tucson, Ariz., site of ABC’s Oregon-Arizona telecast. HBO will replay Manny Pacquiao’s 12th-round TKO of Miguel Cotto for the welterweight title at 9 p.m. Saturday. →Former NFL star linebacker Junior Seau tries a variety of jobs on a new Versus show, "Sports Jobs with Junior Seau,” which will debut at 9 p.m. Dec. 2. Among the jobs are working as a UFC cornerman, NHL equipment manager, IndyCar pit crew member and as a bullfighter.
Poor picture quality