Sooner Sports TV programming to air nationally on Fox College Sports

Sooner Sports TV has reached an agreement with Fox College Sports to distribute its content nationally, the OU athletic department announced Thursday. FCS's three networks are available in 80 million homes.
by Mel Bracht Published: December 13, 2012
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photo - NCAA TOURNAMENT / OU WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale encourages her team during a first round game of the NCAA women's basketball tournament between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Michigan Wolverines at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Sunday, March 18, 2012. Oklahoma won 88-67. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
NCAA TOURNAMENT / OU WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale encourages her team during a first round game of the NCAA women's basketball tournament between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Michigan Wolverines at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Sunday, March 18, 2012. Oklahoma won 88-67. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

“Starting in January, I will become a Tom Brokaw-like senior kibitzer on major news and events in boxing,” said Merchant, 81. “I was extraordinarily lucky to land with HBO when it was just a startup. I'm proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”

Merchant worked with Jim Lampley since 1988. The doubleheader Saturday will be preceded by a replay of Juan Manuel Marquez's sixth-round knock out of Manny Pacquiao.

Short takes

*KOKH-25 will air a battle of former OU stars when the Minnesota Vikings (Adrian Peterson) play at St. Louis (Sam Bradford) at noon Sunday. Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Kristina Pink will call the game.

*James Harden makes a national TV appearance at 7 p.m. Friday when the Houston Rockets host the Boston Celtics (Mike Tirico and Jon Barry) on ESPN. Denver hosts Memphis in the second game of the doubleheader at 9:30 p.m. (Terry Gannon and Chris Mullin).

*The NBA YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/nba) has eclipsed 1 billion all-time videos viewed by fans, making it the first professional sports channel on YouTube to surpass the mark. The channel's most-viewed video of all-time is the LeBron James, Dwight Howard, and Shaquille O'Neal impromptu dance contest at a practice for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, which has been viewed nearly 18.9 million times. Additional top videos viewed include Kobe Bryant's Top 10 Plays of 2007 (7.9 million views) and Blake Griffin's dunk over Kendrick Perkins in 2012 (5.9 million views).

*Michigan's 2013 matchup against Notre Dame at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 7, 2013, will be televised in prime time on ESPN or ABC. It will be only the second night game at the Big House since its opening in 1927.

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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