Two of the local Sunday news programs have sports topics this week. OETA-13's “Oklahoma Forum,” 12:30 p.m., looks at the five-part series in Sports Illustrated, “The Dirty Game,” which details alleged misconduct in the Oklahoma State University football program.
Panelists include Berry Tramel, a sports columnist for The Oklahoman; John Rohde, a sports commentator for 107.7 The Franchise; and Kelly Hines, a Tulsa World sportswriter.
OU athletic director Joe Castiglione discusses the Sooners athletic program on “The Verdict,” 9 a.m., Cox 3 and 703.
*OU fans can get their own scouting report on Notre Dame, the Sooners' next opponent, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday when the Irish host Michigan State on NBC. Dan Hicks, Mike Mayock and reporter Alex Flanagan will call the game. Liam McHugh, a former KOKH-25 sports anchor, will host “Countdown To Kickoff” at 2 p.m. with Doug Flutie and Hines Ward.
*On ESPN's “Monday Night Countdown,” 5:30 p.m. Monday, analyst Jon Gruden sits down with Denver wide receiver Wes Welker, a former Heritage Hall star who signed with the team during the offseason after six seasons with New England, before the Broncos host the Oakland Raiders.
*ESPN's “College GameDay,” 8-11 a.m. Saturday, makes a rare trek to a small college powerhouse when it visits downtown Fargo, N.D. Two-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State, which upset Kansas State in its opener, hosts Delaware State (2:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN3).