OU and Tulsa to be featured on Fox Sports 1's Thursday night football package

The new network will launch Aug. 17 as the replacement for the Speed channel. OU will be featured at Baylor on Nov. 7, and Tulsa has home games against Iowa State on Sept. 26 and Marshall on Nov. 14. Kickoff for all three games is 6:30 p.m.
by Mel Bracht Modified: June 13, 2013 at 4:56 pm •  Published: June 13, 2013
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*ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to broadcast the entire College World Series from Omaha, Neb., beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday with Mississippi State vs. Oregon State. Former Stanford pitcher Kyle Peterson will rotate analyst responsibilities with “Sunday Night Baseball” analyst Orel Hershiser, who has called the event since 2007. Mike Patrick, Karl Ravech and Dave O'Brien will work play-by-play. Jessica Mendoza will report from the field with Kaylee Hartung.

*CBS kicks off its college football coverage with a key game, Alabama at Texas A&M, at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson return as its top announcing team.

*ESPN's telecast of the second round of the U.S. Open Championship will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday, a half-hour earlier than originally scheduled. ESPN made the schedule adjustments to give viewers the opportunity to see more from the round of the group including Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy, which tees off at 6:44 a.m. Friday.

*KOKH-25 gets Fox's main Saturday game of the New York Yankees at the Los Angeles Angels with its top broadcast team of Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Ken Rosenthal. ESPN's 7 p.m. Sunday game is San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves (Dan Shulman, John Kruk, Orel Hershiser and reporter Buster Olney).

*Soledad O'Brien is joining fellow “Today” show alum Bryant Gumbel at HBO's “Real Sports.” O'Brien will be a reporter on the monthly magazine show, which is anchored by Gumbel.

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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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