Busy road trip aheadIf Brent Stover and Brenda VanLengen look a bit tired when they broadcast the Texas at Oklahoma women’s basketball game Sunday for Fox Sports Oklahoma, it will be for good reason. The pair will join producer Eric Josephson and assistant producer Carla Janeway in broadcasting three Big 12 women’s games in 25 hours for the network. The 650-mile car trip begins with Kansas State at Kansas at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by Iowa State at Nebraska at 8 p.m. Saturday. After an overnight drive, they call Texas-OU at noon Sunday. Stover, a Kansas State graduate who lives in Chicago, will be making his debut on Fox Sports Oklahoma. Next week’s "Big 12 Showcase” will chronicle the trip.
SHORT TAKES→Versus will cover NHL All-Star Weekend from Montreal, with the skills competition at 6 p.m. Saturday and the game at 5 p.m. Sunday. →Versus also will air its first live World Extreme Cagefighting event of 2009, featuring a rematch between former WEC champion Urijah Faber and UFC legend Jens Pulver at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. →Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan discusses his plans to turn the team into a contender on Fox Sports Oklahoma’s "In My Own Words,” 10 p.m. Sunday. →HBO’s "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” is working on a story on OSU pitcher Andrew Oliver, who has sued the NCAA to have his eligibility reinstated and to have NCAA rules dealing with agents overturned. BY MEL BRACHT