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  • Oklahoma Campus Protestors Hate The Term ‘Sooner,’ Because Racism

    10/20/2016 11:29:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 20, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Campus protestors at the University of Oklahoma are demanding the sexual assault prevention program “One Sooner” be renamed, charging its incorporation of a long-time state description actually references violence against Native Americans. The program, which is facilitated by the campus Gender + Equality center, aims to re-educate students to “use their influence on campus to prevent sexual assault and misconduct.”
  • Steve Davis killed in crash

    03/18/2013 1:09:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies news services ^ | March 18, 2013
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Steve Davis, Oklahoma's starting quarterback when it won back-to-back national championships in the 1970s, was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into three homes in northern Indiana, officials said Monday. St. Joseph County Coroner Randy Magdalinski identified the victims of Sunday's crash in South Bend as 60-year-old Steven Davis and 58-year-old Wesley Caves, both of Tulsa, Okla. Davis' parents, Jim and Patsy Davis of Sallisaw, Okla., confirmed his death Monday. "We lost a great Sooner," Tinker Owens, a receiver who played with Davis, said in a text to The Oklahoman. "Sad news."
  • Darrell K. Royal, Oklahoma Football Player, Texas Coach, Passed Away

    11/07/2012 9:47:01 AM PST · by af_vet_rr · 10 replies
    Austin-American Statesman ^ | November 7, 2012 | Staff
    Darrell K Royal, who coached the Longhorns to three national titles and became the biggest college football icon in a state that worships the sport, has died at age 88. On the field, Royal was known for his play-calling genius, taking the biggest of risks in the biggest of games and coming out a winner more often than not. Off the field, he rose from humble beginnings during the depths of the Depression to become a homespun populist rivaling Will Rogers. Royal was the winningest coach in University of Texas history, compiling a 167-47-5 record in 20 seasons from 1957...
  • Oklahoma Sooners #1 in BCS Poll (My Title)

    10/17/2010 8:51:01 PM PDT · by optiguy · 71 replies
    BCS ^ | October 17, 2010 | Self
    New BCS Poll Just Released
  • NC Republican Party still part of the problem...

    North Carolina Republican Facebook page will instantly delete anything you say against them. As usual, their tactics mirror those of the Democratic establishment. Time to do away with all establishment politicians!
  • Longhorns Take Ugly Win Over Sooners

    10/18/2009 4:50:52 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 597+ views ^ | 10/18/2009 | Nancy Lesson
    One of the oldest, and most anticipated match-ups in sports took place yesterday at the Cotton Bowl with the 104th showdown between the University of Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners. This game has been a hot topic of conversation since the last meeting, a high scoring affair where Texas topped OU, 45 -35. This year Oklahoma’s record is 3-2, while Texas is 5-0. Texas to date, however, has fallen short of fans expectations with the running game not gaining ground and the passing game lagging behind. However, Texas’ defense and special teams has saved the day in the last...
  • Running Scared: OU refuses to open up playbook in loss to Miami

    10/05/2009 2:30:01 PM PDT · by thisisthetime · 4 replies · 435+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | october 5, 2009 | Brian Woodward
    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Sooners have found themselves in a position they have not been since 2005: playing with a first season qb as well as aqcuiring 2 losses prior to conference play. That being said, it could have been easily avoided. Offensive Coordinator Kevin Wilson refuses to take chances offensively when the game is close. To some degree one can understand the hesitancy to run certain packages and plays with an inexperienced qb and the two top receiving threats absent, but that strategy should shift when playing from behind. As time becomes scarcer the degree of risk should be...
  • Obama's Imperial Decree: Target Oklahoma

    08/07/2009 7:06:37 AM PDT · by sovereignty2 · 107 replies · 4,592+ views
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 08-06-09 | Bryce Shonka
    Remember the good old days, when one only had to watch out for the Federal Government’s twisted interpretation of the commerce clause to justify tyranny? Well those days seem to be long gone. The Obama Administration has been employing an old tactic lately – what some might call an imperial threat – and they’re not doing it overseas, either. The state of Oklahoma is now the target of a direct challenge from US Attorney General Eric Holder, who is using the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as justification to violate Oklahoma’s sovereignty as affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the...
  • Florida beats Oklahoma 24 -14

    01/08/2009 8:46:32 PM PST · by navysealdad · 64 replies · 1,979+ views
    Tim Tebow took over for Florida and the top-ranked Gators grabbed a 14-7 lead over No. 2 Oklahoma after three quarters at the BCS national championship game Thursday night. With two Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks and offenses that combined to average 99 points per game in the regular season, the Gators and Sooners were expected to trade scores most of the night at Dolphin Stadium. But the defenses came up with most of the biggest plays in the first 30 minutes, and Tebow was the show in the third and forth quarter. Florida wins 24- 14.
  • **The 2008-09 BCS National Championship Game Thread**

    01/08/2009 11:15:31 AM PST · by GOP_Raider · 411 replies · 6,249+ views
    We've reached the final game of the college football season. I know that we've had some arguments regarding who really should be the national champion (and due to my own bias I've tried to stay away from it). But anyway, somebody decided #'s 1 and 2 for this game a long time ago and here they are. The BCS National Championship Game: Florida vs. Oklahoma (8:00 pm, FOX) The last two Heisman trophy winners take to the turf for the waterford crystal shaped football from Sears (or at least it used to be from Sears). Leading up to this game,...
  • Fearless Predictions: Championship Weekend

    12/05/2008 9:36:37 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 38 replies · 1,001+ views ^ | December 5, 2008 | Adam Abramson & Mike Rose
    I'm flying solo for Championship Week. Rose is a Big 10 are we really surprised he's not picking conference championship games? Update from Rose: Ummm, no. I'm here. My picks are added below: No. 17 Boston College vs. No. 25 Virginia Tech (even odds), 1 p.m. I am inclined to go with Virginia Tech here. Boston College hasn't forgotten last year -- you know, when the Eagles beat Virginia Tech during the regular season only to miss the BCS at the hands of the Hokies in the ACC title game. Expect a hard-nosed game, low scoring, tough defense and...
  • Wishbone Magic

    11/16/2008 1:01:57 PM PST · by wendy1946 · 7 replies · 740+ views
    youtube | self
    Jack Mildren died earlier this year and a number of scenes from the Okie 71 season have been available on youtube. Just once in my life have I seen a situation in which an amateur version of a sport outgrew the pro version: the wishbone era of college football. The contrast with pro-style football is stark; instead of the offense being outnumbered 11-10 on running plays (the quarterback isn't contributing anything but a turkey imitation), if it's done right the DEFENSE is effectively being outnumbered something like 12 or 13 - 11. Note that when Mildren went to throw the...
  • Bravo! No more Jarboe for Sooners(Highly Ranked Recruit Kicked Off Team for Violent Rap)

    08/02/2008 7:28:00 PM PDT · by OKIEDOC · 6 replies · 179+ views
    NEWS OKLAHOMA ^ | Sat August 2, 2008 | John Rohde
    I'm standing while typing this, so consider it a writer's rendition of a standing ovation. Presumably, this standing "O” is for Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops. Perhaps it should be directed at OU president David Boren, or to Stoops and Boren. Maybe athletic director Joe Castiglione is in there somewhere. Whoever is responsible for dismissing freshman wide receiver Josh Jarboe, bravo. Jarboe was allowed to keep his scholarship after felony gun charges were lowered to misdemeanors in Superior Court at DeKalb County, Ga. Jarboe pleaded guilty to bringing a gun to school and carrying a pistol without a license last...
  • Is Franchione laughing now?

    11/04/2007 4:15:12 AM PST · by Proverbs 3-5 · 6 replies · 64+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 11/4/2007 | Dave Sittler
    SPEAKING of jobs, Dennis Franchione, how'd you like the one Oklahoma did Saturday when it waxed your Texas A&M football team? Sooners 42, Aggies 14. Not a bad night's work, huh, Dennis?
  • Texas Football Fan Nearly Castrated in Bar Fight in Oklahoma Bar

    09/12/2007 11:21:03 AM PDT · by Sopater · 86 replies · 3,272+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2007 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY — To some Oklahoma football fans, there are things that just aren't done in the heart of Sooner Nation, and one of them is to walk into a bar wearing a Texas Longhorns T-shirt. That's exactly what touched off a bloody skirmish that left a Texas-shirt-wearing fan nearly castrated and an Oklahoma fan facing aggravated assault charges that could put him in prison for up to five years.
  • NCAA can't really take OU's wins away

    07/12/2007 12:36:37 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 71 replies · 2,339+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 12 July 2007 | Pete Fiutak
    You can't put the genie back in the bottle. So according to the NCAA, Oklahoma didn't win any games in 2005 because of the mortal sins of former quarterback Rhett Bomar, who (gasp!) took a few dollars for basically being the Oklahoma quarterback, and lineman J.D. Quinn who (oh heavens!) also got some coin for a no-show gig at a car dealership. The NCAA has you brainwashed in thinking that what these guys did was morally wrong in some way, but that's a discussion for another time. The NCAA forced OU to forfeit all eight of its wins from 2005,...
  • NCAA: Oklahoma must vacate 2005 season; Sooners to appeal

    07/11/2007 1:44:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 909+ views
    AP ^ | July 11, 2007
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma football program must vacate its wins from the 2005 season and will lose two scholarships for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years. The Sooners said they would appeal part of the NCAA's decision. "In light of all the circumstances surrounding this case and as a matter of principle, the university has decided to appeal two elements of this decision -- the penalty of erasing the 2005 season record and the finding of failure to monitor," Oklahoma president David L. Boren said in a statement. "We do not believe that erasing the 2005 season from the...
  • NCAA: Oklahoma must forfeit 2005 season

    07/11/2007 12:38:49 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 183 replies · 3,378+ views ^ | 11 July 2007 | Unattributed
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma football program must forfeit its wins from the 2005 season and will lose two scholarships for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years. The penalties, announced Wednesday by the NCAA, stem from a case involving two players, including the Sooners' starting quarterback, who were kicked off the team for being paid for work they had not performed at a Norman car dealership. The Sooners went 8-4 and beat Oregon in the Holiday Bowl to end the 2005 season. Records from that season involving quarterback Rhett Bomar and offensive lineman J.D. Quinn must be vacated, the NCAA...
  • President Boren Cautions Against Rush to Judgment (re: OU bomber)

    10/06/2005 3:57:55 PM PDT · by Tuba-Dude · 41 replies · 2,834+ views
    via e-mail | 6 Oct. 2005 | David L. Boren
    Dear OU Students, Faculty, and Staff, I want to thank you again for your responsible and constructive reaction to the tragic event which occurred last Saturday evening. I appreciate the concern which many of you have expressed for the family and friends of the deceased. Most of the news media, including our own OU Daily, and most citizens have responded very responsibly. Unfortunately, there are always a few who do not. Among the core beliefs which define us as Americans and which define us as members of the OU family from all backgrounds is a respect for others. We believe...
  • OU bomber had huge explosive stash; Mystery remains over suicide outside Sooners game

    10/03/2005 1:06:13 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 341 replies · 9,177+ views
    © 2005 Local and federal agents were carting away what was described as a huge cache of explosives from the apartment of the 21-year-old student who blew himself up outside the stadium where 84,000 watched a Sooners football game. Joel Henry Hinrichs III, 21, a junior from Colorado Springs, Colo., died in the explosion, according to FBI officials. Investigators believe Hinrichs detonated a bomb about 8 p.m. Saturday, just 100 yards away from the packed football stadium. Police were overheard telling residents it would take "several trips and could take up to 24 hours" to remove it all, according...