Taped finals coverageFox Sports Oklahoma will provide taped coverage of Saturday’s Class 2A and Class A state championship football games from Putnam City High School. The network also announced air dates for highlight shows recapping last week’s 4A, 3A, Class B and Class C state finals. The Class 2A finals featuring Heritage Hall (14-0) and Chandler (14-0) will air at 10 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday . The Class A finals between Okeene (14-0) and Morrison (13-1) will air at 1 p.m. Dec. 27 and noon Jan. 1. Other replay times: Class 4A, McGuiness vs. Glenpool, midnight Dec. 20, 11:30 p.m. Dec. 23, 10 p.m. Dec. 27. Class 3A, Cascia Hall vs. Sequoyah-Claremore, 10 p.m. Dec. 26, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 27, 10 p.m. Dec. 29. Class B, (Garber vs. Laverne) and Class C (Shattuck vs. Thackerville), 10 p.m. Jan. 14, 10 p.m. Jan. 16.
Network hoopsNo. 5 Oklahoma hosts Utah at 3 p.m. Saturday on ESPN (Terry Gannon and Stephen Bardo). Oral Roberts plays at No. 1 North Carolina at 5 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2 (Mike Patrick and Len Elmore).
Short takes→Turner Sports, the NBA and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. have announced plans to broadcast TNT’s coverage of NBA All-Star Saturday Night in 3-D to 80 digitally equipped theaters nationwide, including the Carmike 10 in Stillwater. The program includes the skills competition and slam dunk contest. →Former OU coach Barry Switzer will join host Chris Rose and analysts Jimmy Johnson and Eddie George on Fox’s studio coverage of the BCS national championship game Jan. 8. Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis and Chris Myers will call the game. →HBO will replay Manny Pacquiao’s TKO victory over Oscar de la Hoya in a welterweight match at 3:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday. By Mel Bracht