Media notes: Fox Sports Oklahoma to air 'Thunder Live' postgame shows throughout playoffs

The programs will air on FSOK after nationally televised Thunder playoff game broadcasts and will feature a local angle with Thunder announcers Brian Davis, Grant Long and Lesley McCaslin.
Oklahoman Published: May 5, 2014
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Fox Sports Oklahoma, the television home of the Oklahoma City Thunder, will continue to follow the team throughout the NBA playoffs with “Thunder Live” postgame shows after every playoff game.

The programs will air on FSOK after nationally televised Thunder playoff game broadcasts and will feature a local angle with Thunder announcers Brian Davis, Grant Long and Lesley McCaslin.

Erin Hartigan and John Rhadigan will split the host role and will be joined in studio by analyst Nancy Lieberman, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Postgame press conferences also will be posted on FoxSportsOklahoma.com along with daily updates.

Short takes

•TNT’s second-round coverage continues Tuesday with another doubleheader: Brooklyn at Miami at 6 p.m. (Brian Anderson, Greg Anthony and reporter Rachel Nichols) and Portland at San Antonio at 8:30 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller and reporter Jaime Maggio).

•Former OSU wrestler Jordan Oliver will compete in the Beat The Streets Team USA vs. The World international wrestling dual meet from Times Square in New York City, which will air at 9:30 p.m. on NBCSN. Oliver, a two-time NCAA champion, will face Boris Novachkov of Bulgaria at 65 kg (143 pounds). The event features 11 top American stars against a team of world all-stars. Three past Dan Hodge Trophy winners, given each year to the nation’s best college wrestler, will compete for Team USA — former Penn State star David Taylor, former Nebraska star Jordan Burroughs and former Iowa star Brent Metcalf. Jason Knapp, former Olympic champion Rulon Gardner and reporter Chris Mannix will call the match.

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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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