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Media notes: ESPNU ranks Bedlam as 10th best college football game last season

Network to reair OU’s 33-24 victory at 6 p.m. July 30.
by Mel Bracht Published: July 21, 2014

ESPNU has ranked Bedlam as the 10th best college college football game last season and plans to reair OU’s 33-24 victory over OSU at 6 p.m. July 30. The network is rebroadcasting the top 25 games of last season through Aug. 3.

The order of the top five games will be determined by fan voting. Those games are Auburn’s 34-28 victory over Alabama; Auburn’s 43-38 victory over Georgia; BCS Championship: Florida State defeats Auburn, 34-31; Ohio State’s 42-41 victory over Michigan; and Chick-fil-A Bowl: Texas A&M’s 52-48 victory over Duke.

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The next edition of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” which debuts at 9 p.m. Tuesday, explores the alarming downturn in the golf industry. Over the last eight years, participation is down 20 percent nationwide and more courses have closed than opened in the U.S. annually. Gumbel speaks with industry leaders, including Jack Nicklaus, about the state of the sport and what needs to be done to save it.

The Professional Bull Riders and CBS Sports have signed a long-term agreement to keep CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network as the exclusive TV home of the PBR. CBS Sports Network is airing two PBR events from Oklahoma in August — 7 p.m. Aug. 17 from the BOK Center in Tulsa and 10 p.m. Aug. 29 and 7 p.m. Aug. 31 from Winstar World Casino in Thackerville.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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