Sooner Sports TV will provide coverage of all University of Oklahoma baseball and softball home games and a weekly show devoted to the two sports. All of the Sooners' 31 baseball games at L. Dale Mitchell Park and 18 softball games at Marita Hynes Field not broadcast by another national network will air live on a Fox Sports network or online at SoonerSports.tv.
Beginning March 4, Sooner Sports TV will also introduce “Rounding Third,” a 10-episode highlight show co-hosted by Chad McKee and baseball and softball coaches Sunny Golloway and Patty Gasso, who will alternate appearances in studio.
Sooner Sports TV will produce 25 baseball games for live telecasts on FS Southwest or FS Oklahoma and Fox College Sports (FCS), with the remaining six available via webcast at SoonerSports.tv, starting with a 3 p.m. game Friday against Hofstra. TV coverage on FS Oklahoma begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday when OU hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The No. 1 OU softball team is scheduled for seven live Sooner Sports TV broadcasts on Fox networks, with the three-game Iowa State series on tape delay, and remaining home contests exclusively on the web at SoonerSports.tv.
Bruce Haertl and McKee will handle play-by-play of baseball and softball. Jay Payton will serve as the baseball analyst for 19 games, with former Sooner Caleb Bushyhead and former OU sports information director Mike Treps also appearing. The softball analyst is still to be named.
TNT COVERS NBA ALL-STAR ACTIVITIES
TNT's All-Star coverage from Houston begins with the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at 8 p.m. Friday, featuring the top young talent in the game, including Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, Portland's Damian Lillard and New Orleans' Anthony Davis.
All-Star Saturday Night, including the Shooting Stars competition, skills challenge, 3-point contest and dunk contest, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday. It will be preceded at 6 p.m. by a special edition of “Open Court: All-Star,” a one-hour round-table discussion hosted by Ernie Johnson with Charles Barkley, Reggie Miller, Steve Kerr, Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith, Chris Webber and Steve Smith.
Marv Albert will call the All-Star Game at 7 p.m. Sunday with Kerr, Miller and reporters David Aldridge and Craig Sager.
— Former OSU player Bryndon Manzer will be the analyst on the OU at OSU men's basketball game at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on KOCB-34. Dave Armstrong will handle the play-by-play.
— The two-day “Play 4 Kay” women's basketball initiative Sunday and Monday on ESPN culminates with No. 1 Baylor at No. 3 Connecticut at 8 p.m. Monday (Dave O'Brien, Doris Burke & Rebecca Lobo). OU at Kansas (Holly Rowe and Fran Fraschilla) will air at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on ESPN2.
— Picking its “College GameDay” basketball sites in advance, ESPN is stuck with a mediocre game Saturday night with struggling Texas at Kansas. The Jayhawks will be making their fifth appearance on “College GameDay,” the most of any school for the show.
— Former OU quarterback Landry Jones will be among nine quarterbacks featured when “Jon Gruden's QB Camp” returns to ESPN for its fourth season on April 4. Three non-quarterbacks — Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o — also are featured. Each prospect will visit Gruden's office in for a film session, and most of the players will also participate in an on-field workout.
— MLB Network's “30 Clubs in 30 Days” spring training coverage returns Friday with field reports, interviews, predictions and inside access to every club's training camp in Arizona and Florida.