SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A pair of Oklahoma Baptist officials will handle broadcasting duties for the university's first football season since 1940.

John Parrish, who has served OBU as sports information director and interim president, will handle play-by-play duties. Norris Russell, the past OBU athletic director, will provide the color commentary. Both are members of the OBU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Parrish has worked with the university in various capacities since 1964. He is currently the play-by-play voice for the Bison basketball team. He also served in that role from 1973-79 and 1989-92, before resuming the post in 2001.

Russell was the recipient of OBU's Meritorious Service Award in 2012. Russell also received OBU's Distinguished Teaching Award, presented in recognition of classroom excellence, in 1999. Russell played football for Rice University.