OU women's basketball team to have at least nine national appearances

Sooners will appear five times on Fox Sports 1
by Mel Bracht Published: September 5, 2013

photo - OU / NCAA TOURNAMENT / REACTION: Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale reacts during the college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Tennessee at the  Oklahoma City Regional for the NCAA women's college basketball tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
OU / NCAA TOURNAMENT / REACTION: Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale reacts during the college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Tennessee at the Oklahoma City Regional for the NCAA women's college basketball tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

The OU women's basketball team will get plenty of national exposure with at least nine games on national cable networks, according to the Big 12 Conference TV schedule released Thursday. Should the Sooners' advance to the Preseason WNIT final, that matchup will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.

OU will announce its Sooner Sports TV broadcast schedule at a later date.

Oklahoma is represented in two of the Big 12's three nonconference games on Fox Sports 1 with its noon Dec. 1 game hosting Creighton and 3 p.m. Dec. 8 game against Duke. The Sooners' game at Baylor has been moved from Feb. 25 to Monday, Feb. 24, and will air at 6 p.m. on FS1. The Sooners are also on FS1 at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 at Iowa State and hosting West Virginia at 6 p.m. Feb. 13.

OU also has two homes games on Fox Sports Network — OSU at 2 p.m. Feb. 1 and Texas at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

In ESPN2 telecasts, the Sooners host Baylor at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 and play at OSU at noon Feb. 16 on the Play4Kay weekend, an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research.

Oklahoma State will make three appearances on Fox networks besides its Bedlam game: vs. West Virginia at 6 p.m. Jan. 4 on FS1; vs. Baylor at 3 p.m. on Jan. 26 on FSN; and at Texas Tech at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 on FSN.

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*KSBI-52 sportscaster Abigail Ogle has been hired by KOCO-5 as a sports reporter/anchor. An Edmond Memorial and OU graduate, Ogle is the daughter of KFOR-4 news anchor Kevin Ogle.

*After 25 years in sports, former KOCO-5 sports director Bob Irzyk is moving into news as a weekend news anchor/reporter at WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Fla. He starts Sept. 30.

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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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