FSOK to air six state football finalsFox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37) has expanded its coverage of the OSSAA state football championships to six live telecasts in standard definition over the next two weekends from Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. Coverage begins with the Class 6A final between Jenks and Union at 7:30 tonight on Fox Sports Plus (Cox 267) and Cox 3. FSOK will be carrying the Thunder-Toronto Raptors game tonight. The 6A game will be available on DirecTV 680 and Dish 474. Among other area cable systems, it will air on Suddenlink channel 75 in Stillwater, Drumright, Perry and Cushing, Pioneer Long Distance 113 in Kingfisher and Fidelity Cablevision 33 in Lawton. On Saturday, FSOK will have a doubleheader, with Tulsa Washington vs. Tulsa East Central in the 5A title game at 1 p.m. and Douglass vs. Wagoner in the 4A final at 7:30 p.m. Mike Wolfe, Rod Thompson and sideline reporter Courtney Tennial will call this weekendâ€™s games. The following weekend, FSOK will have live coverage of the 3A, 2A and A finals on Dec. 10-11. Cox 3 will air a game at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, and FSOK will have telecasts at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. The finals schedule will be announced Sunday. FSOK also will have a one-hour â€œOSSAA Championship Spotlightâ€ special with highlights of the Class B and C finals in January.
SHORT TAKESâ†’Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Holly Rowe will broadcast the Big 12 Championship game at 7 p.m. Saturday on KOCO-5. Herbstreit is scheduled to fly in that afternoon from the â€œCollege GameDayâ€ site of Corvallis, Ore., where Oregon State will host Oregon at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on KOCO-5. â†’Big 12 Championship preview shows Saturday include one-hour specials at 6 p.m. on FSOK and KOCO-5 and a half-hour special from Sooner Sports at 2 p.m. on KWTV-9. â†’Dan Shulman will be paired with analysts Orel Hershiser and Bobby Valentine as the new broadcast team for ESPNâ€™s Sunday night baseball. Shulman and Valentine replace Jon Miller and Joe Morgan, whose contracts were not renewed. â†’A five-part series, â€œThe Association: Boston Celtics,â€ a behind-the-scenes look at the Eastern Conference power, will debut at 6 tonight on ESPN. â†’Hall of Famers and former Cincinnati Reds teammates Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez are featured in a new episode of â€œMLB Networkâ€™s Studio 42 with Bob Costasâ€ at 7 tonight. â†’CBS lead NFL analyst Phil Simms is sidelined this week while recuperating from back surgery and will be replaced by Dan Fouts for the Oakland-San Diego game. KWTV-9 will air Denver at Kansas City with broadcasters Ian Eagle and Rich Gannon. By Mel Bracht
FSOK to air six state football finals