NBC tops Sports Emmys
NBC led the way with nine Sports Emmy Awards, topped by six awards for its “Sunday Night Football” package. NBC's Cris Collinsworth (game analyst), Bob Costas (studio host) and Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter) won individual Emmys. Other top individual awards went to Fox's Joe Buck (play-by-play) and TNT's Charles Barkley (studio analyst).
ESPN was second with six Emmys. Turner and Fox Sports Media Group had five each.
— All three games of the Bedlam baseball series will be televised. Fox Sports Oklahoma will air the 7 p.m. Friday game with announcers Ron Thulin and Pat Combs. The 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday games in Oklahoma City will air on Cox (channels 3 and 703). Chad McKee and Dave Garrett will call the games.
— In another big rivalry, OU hosts Texas in softball at noon Saturday on ESPN (Pam Ward and Michele Smith).
— Fox will have four UFC bouts at 7 p.m. Saturday from East Rutherford, N.J. UFC announcers Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg will call the action.
— Former OSU golfer Hunter Mahan is among seven young golfers featured in a CBS special at 1 p.m. Saturday, “PGA Tour 2012: Portaits.”
— Bob Costas and Tom Hammond will co-host NBC's coverage of the Kentucky Derby, which begins at 3 p.m. Saturday. If you want to skip the prerace hype, the actual post is about 5:25 p.m.