Former ESPN college football analyst Craig James, a former SMU and NFL running back, has joined Fox Sports Southwest as a college football studio analyst. James will offer analysis on Fox Sports Southwest's postgame shows following Saturday prime-time games. He will be paired with host Erin Hartigan and former NFL quarterback Tony Banks.
James also will appear on segments of the network's “Big 12 Live” wrap-up show, 11 p.m. Saturdays.
James' broadcasting career began in 1989 and has included stints as a studio analyst for CBS and ESPN. He also has worked as a game analyst for CBS and ABC/ESPN, sports anchor at KDFW-TV in Dallas and radio analyst on SMU football games.
At SMU, he teamed with Eric Dickerson to form the famed “Pony Express.” He played for the USFL's Washington Federals from 1983-84 and the New England Patriots from 1984-88.
Ric Renner hosts “Big 12 Live” with former New York Giants linebacker Gary Reasons and FoxSportsSouthwest.com correspondent Matt Mosley.
— Clear Channel Communications has moved its Deer Creek High School football broadcasts from KGHM-AM 1340 to KTOK-AM 1000 because of scheduling conflicts, including RedHawks broadcasts.
— Veteran sportscaster Tony Sellers has been hired as play-by-play voice of Yukon High School football on KOAG-AM 1640, which also will be streamed online. Coverage will include a 5 p.m. pregame show and 8 p.m. Tuesday coaches show.
— The “Oklahoma High School Sports Express” is back for its 16th semester, airing at 10:30 p.m. Sunday on KOKH-25 and Tulsa's KWHB-47. The show also airs on several other stations during the week.
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