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Oklahoman Modified: November 28, 2008 at 12:50 am •  Published: November 28, 2008

/> In the biography, Rohde shares Self’s perspective on achieving his dream of becoming a head coach. His career has included coaching stints at Tulsa, Oral Roberts, Illinois and Kansas.

Playoff telecasts

KOMI, a Woodward low-power TV station, is airing two high school semifinal games from Woodward, the first live playoff games under the OSSAA’s new television contract. KOMI will air Laverne vs. Ringwood at 7:30 tonight in Class B and Shattuck vs. Timberlake at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Class C.

Steve Berrey, owner of Youth Sports Marketing, which jointly owns the TV rights with Fox Sports Oklahoma, said several playoff games have aired on tape delay.

Short takes

→Versus (Cox 251) will debut the fourth season of "The Contender” at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Tony Danza will host the series, which includes 11 one-hour episodes and a live two-hour finale. Shot on location in Singapore, this installment features 16 cruiserweights.

→In anticipation of Sunday night’s Bears-Vikings battle for first place in the NFC North, NFL Network will rebroadcast Adrian Peterson’s team record-setting performance last year against the Bears at 8 tonight. Peterson rushed for 224 yards and three touchdowns in the Vikings’ 34-31 victory at Soldier Field.

Stephen Ames goes for his third consecutive victory in the LG Skins game at Indian Wells Golf Cour, noon-2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday. Phil Mickelson, Rocco Mediate and K.J. Choi also are competing.