Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. Each region was composed of six teams, resulting in 48 teams participating in the tournament at the conclusion of their regular season, and in some cases, after a conference tournament. The forty-eighth tournament’s champion was Oklahoma, coached by Larry Cochell. The Most Outstanding Player was Chip Glass ...
The 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season ended with the Oklahoma Sooners claiming their first national championship and their first conference championship since the departure of head coach Barry Switzer. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was in his second season as head coach, has been the defensive coordinator of Steve Spurrier’s 1996 National Champion Florida Gators, and also having helped Bill ...
History of the Sooners
The Oklahoma Sooners are the athletic teams that represent the University of Oklahoma, located in Norman. The 19 men's and women's varsity teams are called the "Sooners", a reference to a nickname given to the early participants in the Land Run of 1889, which initially opened the Unassigned Lands in the future state of Oklahoma to non-native settlement. The university's athletic teams compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I in the Big 12 Conference. The university's current athletic director is Joe Castiglione.
In 2002, the University of Oklahoma was ranked as the third best college sports program in America by Sports Illustrated.
The "fight song" of the University of Oklahoma is "Boomer Sooner", a version of "Boola Boola", the fight song of Yale University, combined with a version of "I'm a Tar Heel Born", the fight song of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Boomer Sooner" was written by Arthur M. Alden in 1905. Other songs played at athletic events by The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band are a version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!", "OK Oklahoma", played after extra points, and the "OU Chant." At home games, The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band plays that visiting team's "fight song" while facing their fans.
College Sports Established
University of Oklahoma
1973 - Present / NCAA Division 1
1919 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
1996 – Present / Big 12 Conference
1964 - 1996 / Big Eight Conference
1947 - 1964 / Big Seven Conference
1928 - 1947 / Big Six Conference
1919 - 1928 / Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Sooners - Oklahoma adopted the "Sooners" name for its football team in 1908 after originally calling themselves the Rough Riders and Boomers.
While the team's nickname is the Sooners, it's actual mascot is the Sooner Schooner, a replica of an early 19th century wagon
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Women's Basketball 0
2000, 1985, 1975, 1974, 1956,1955, 1950
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