ESPN is heavily promoting its 6:30 p.m. Wednesday telecast as the Thunder hosts the L.A. Clippers and former OU star Blake Griffin. Mike Breen, the network's top NBA voice, will call the game with analyst Hubie Brown and reporter Chris Broussard in the Thunder's second appearance on ESPN this season. “NBA Countdown” will precede the game at 6 p.m. with analysts Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose and Michael Wilbon.
The game also will air on Fox Sports Oklahoma with Brian Davis, Grant Long and reporter Leslie McCaslin.
— Cox Communications will show the Class 6A semifinal showdown between Tulsa Union and Jenks at 7 p.m. Friday from Broken Arrow High School. It will air on channels 3 and 703.
— ESPN2 will air the OU basketball team's game against UTEP at 6 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Old Spice Classic from Orlando, Fla. Jon Sciambi and Fran Fraschilla will call the game.
— FX will nationally televise the Tulsa at SMU football game at 11 a.m. Saturday with announcers Steve Physioc, Brian Baldinger and reporter Jim Knox.
— News Corp., which owns Fox, has acquired a 49 percent equity stake in the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES). The YES Network also announced a media rights agreement that will keep the New York Yankees on the network through 2042.
— Ratings for Notre Dame football telecasts on NBC are the highest since 2006. The top-ranked Fighting Irish averaged 4.4 million viewers and a 2.8 household rating for their seven games, up 69 percent and 67 percent, respectively, from last year (2.6 million viewers and 1.7 rating).
— The NBA and YouTube will provide fans with more than 350 NBA Development League games streamed live during the 2012-13 regular season on the NBA D-League YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/nbadleague) and through a YouTube video player on NBA.com (www.nba.com/dleague).
— Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be interviewed on the Rich Eisen Thanksgiving Special at 9 p.m. Friday on the NFL Network. The video podcast also will include interviews with several celebrities, including Bradley Cooper, Chris Tucker and Rainn Wilson.