I taped three segments with OU women’s basketball star Whitney Hand this morning. The Oklahoman and NewsOK are sponsoring the segments that will play on the big screen during football games at Gaylord Memorial Stadium.
The “Do You Know OU?” segments will be about 60 seconds in running time and feature facts about OU that you may or may not know.
I met the Learfield Sports/Sooner Sports Properties crew at the Sam Noble Museum early this morning. Whitney and I first taped a segment in front of the Pentaceratops (glad Whitney got that line and not me). First taping took only 15 minutes so I only saw the dino portion of the museum. Looked pretty cool. They had to turn off the dino roars in the background for our taping.
From there we went to the stadium and the training room, which is below the stadium. After a wardrobe change, the crew had me in the Hydroworx, an oversized, fancy hot tub with a treadmill in the bottom. Whitney explained the benefits of this machine and how it helps athletes recover from injuries.
And then we marched onto the field to tape a segment on the Pride of Oklahoma. I wore a too-small jacket from the band, Whitney had on a hat.
Big props to the Learfield/Sooner Sports crew. They had their act together and were great to work with. All three tapings were wrapped up in about 90 minutes. Whitney did an amazing job of nailing her lines every time. She should think about broadcasting as a future after hoops. She’d be a natural.
NewsOK’s Damon Fontenot and Tim Money got in on an exclusive tour of Oklahoma State’s impressive new football facilities – the west end zone expansion at Boone Pickens Stadium. The Oklahoman’s sports staff spoke with OSU Sports Info guru Kevin Klintworth for a story and video.
Damon and Tim put together an awesome package. Notice the narrative tour as you visually move through the facility. It’s a nicely edited package that takes the time, over five minutes, to fully display what’s new and why it’s needed. But it doesn’t feel like a five minute package. Great use of music as transitions with multiple camera shots and variable speeds.
There is an awful lot of orange and black in this video, from the weight benches to the painted floors to the theatre/man cave to the stalls…
Speaking of stalls, Klintworth points out “Bullet,” OSU’s mascot will have probably the largest stall in the Big 12 Conference. NewsOK’s wisenheimer editors noted this is “Equine Extravagance.” Probably is.