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Media notes: Production crew to provide behind-the-scenes access of OU throughout NCAA Tournament

Coverage beings with ‘Selection Sunday’ at 5 p.m. Sunday
by Mel Bracht Published: March 14, 2014

A production crew from Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ joint coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be embedded with the OU team beginning with the “Selection Sunday” show at 5 p.m. Sunday on CBS. Wichita State, San Diego State and Creighton also will be featured with behind-the-scenes access for “NCAA March Madness Confidential,” which will air throughout the tournament.

Greg Gumbel hosts the one-hour selection show and is joined by Clark Kellogg, Doug Gottlieb and Seth Davis in New York. At 6 p.m. a truTV studio show also will provide analysis from Turner Studios in Atlanta. Ernie Johnson hosts the one-hour special and is joined by Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and columnist Gary Parrish.

Short takes

•The NCAA women’s field will be announced at 6 p.m. Monday on ESPN with some help from the cast of ABC’s drama “Nashville.” ESPN’s Final Four studio team of Kevin Negandhi and analysts Kara Lawson and Rebecca Lobo will provide analysis. The open will feature “Nashville” stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere welcoming the women’s basketball world to Music City, site of the Final Four.

•AT&T U-verse went live Friday with a dedicated 24/7 Fox Sports Oklahoma channel (751 and 1751). U-verse had been using channel 754/1754 to show only live Oklahoma-area events. U-verse now carries all Fox Sports Oklahoma programming.

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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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