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Sooner Sports TV to air all OU home baseball and softball games

by Mel Bracht Published: February 14, 2013

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

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, 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

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'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.

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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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