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For All The Marbles: College Football Conference Title Games Preview

It’s that time of year again: A handful of college football conferences have their conference title games this week, and the biggest of them all has national championship game implications:

1) South Carolina vs. Auburn: The SEC title game has often been called a “national semifinal” game by SEC fans. While this isn’t exactly true this season, what with the SEC East being horrible and everything, the Tigers are a lock for the championship game if they top the Gamecocks–they might even get in if they lose, but Steve Spurrier’s bunch won’t just roll over for the coronation; they led Auburn 27-21 heading into the fourth quarter when the two teams met in September. An eligible Cam Newton, however, hasn’t been stopped yet, so the Tigers have to be the favorite.

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Executed Convict’s Last Words a Shout Out to College Team

prisonA convicted killer from Oklahoma gave some unusual last words before his death on Oct. 26.

“Well, I’d like to say thank you to my family for being here and all my friends, and Boomer Sooner,” Jeffery Landrigan said, an obvious University of Oklahoma fan.

After the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay delaying his execution for a murder he comitted in 1989, 48-year-old Landrigan was put to death by lethal injection at a prison in Florence, Arizona.

He was given the injection after his last meal of steak, fried okra, french fries, ice cream and Dr. Pepper. Read the rest of this entry »



The Top 5 College Fight Songs

college band“Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, OK U!”

Okay, so my school’s fight song isn’t really creative, but it sure does get the crowd ready for a football game, especially when there are 80,000 fans singing it. Sadly enough, it turns out that the University of Oklahoma‘s fight song was inspired by the songs that students sing at Yale University and the University of North Carolina, but hey, I still like it.

Almost every school has a fight song that students and fans sing at sporting events. These fight songs have two main purposes: get the home-team excited and intimidate the competition. Read the rest of this entry »



See Ya, Sooners: Oklahoma Loss Highlights Week 8 in College Football

missouri tigersFor the third straight week, the #1 team in college football went down, as Oklahoma fell to Missouri, making the BCS picture a little more cloudy.

Highlights from week eight:

1. Missouri gets past nemesis— The Missouri Tigers had been snakebit when it came to the Oklahoma Sooners, losing 19 of their past 20 games to their Big 12 rival. But for the second straight week, the country’s top team allowed the opening kickoff to be run back for a touchdown and Missouri ripped off 16 straight fourth-quarter points and took home a 36-27 win. The victory means the Tigers are in control of their own destiny in the conference, but they have to survive an upcoming trip to Lincoln, and a probable rematch with the Sooners in the Big 12 Title game. Read the rest of this entry »



Oklahoma Takes #1 Position in BCS Standings

With the first official BCS standings released last night, I figured it would be pertinent to have a weekly reaction post. It’s early, and there’s a 95% chance all of this will look different in five weeks, but for now, here are my thoughts:

BCS RankingsI was surprised to see Oklahoma at #1. But they’re not only the top-ranked team, they’re comfortably ahead of Oregon and Boise State. The Ducks are ranked number one in both the Harris Poll and the coaches’ poll, while the Sooners are 4th and 3rd respectively. But the computers love Oklahoma, and have them at #1, while Oregon is 8th in the computer rankings. Boise State is ranked 3rd in the BCS, but their weak upcoming schedule means they’ll need a lot of help to rise in the computer rankings. Read the rest of this entry »



The University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology Celebrates 50th Anniversary

nwcLocated in Norman, Oklahoma, The National Weather Center (or NWC) serves as a key component of the scientific world. The NWC works with multiple state agencies and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Their mission is to, “improve the understanding of events occurring in Earth’s atmosphere over a wide range of time and space scales.” The NWC provides an extensive library of scientific material to the surrounding community of meteorologists. They also answer query letters about the weather from citizens all over the United States.

On the fifth floor of the NWC, lies the nation’s largest meteorology and atmospheric science program, the University of Oklahoma’s School of Meteorology. The School of Meteorology (SoM) began humbly in 1960 and has grown to be the number-one severe-storm research hub in the country. The University of Oklahoma SoM is proudly announcing it’s 50th anniversary this year. The celebration will be hosted on campus, at the National Weather Center, in Norman. Read the rest of this entry »



OU/Texas Rivalry Leads College Football Excitement This Weekend

texas longhornsConference play enters full swing, and there’s a spate of great games as we enter Week 5. So many in fact, that this week will highlight four games:

1. #13 Stanford at #4 Oregon Eugene will be rocking when the Cardinals come into town. Oregon leads the nation in scoring at nearly 58 points per game, but their performance against Arizona State last week raises some significant questions about the defense. The Ducks allowed a staggering 597 yards against the Sun Devils but escaped thanks to seven turnovers. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is much better than Steven Threet of ASU, so don’t expect the Cardinal to be quite so giving. Luck threw for 251 and no picks in last year’s contest, won 51-42 by Stanford. On the road, this would be a massive statement win for the Stanford. Read the rest of this entry »



University of Oklahoma Football Joins the 800 Wins Club

boomer soonerIf you have been paying attention to college football for the past few decades, you know that the University of Oklahoma has been considered a football powerhouse. On September 3, 2010, the Sooners changed this trend into a fact, when they won their 800th game as a school team against Utah State University. This makes the University of Oklahoma Sooners the seventh Division I team to become a member of the 800-Wins Club.

See when the other members, Michigan, Texas, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State, earned their invitation to this elite club. Read the rest of this entry »



College World Series: Thomas Caps Gamecock Rally over Sooners

Brady Thomas ripped a single into center field to complete a stunning, 3-2 South Carolina comeback win over Oklahoma in the College World Series Thursday night.clemson

Tyler Ogle’s home run in the top of the 12th inning gave Oklahoma a 2-1 lead and threatened to end the Gamecocks‘ season.

Ogle blasted a 1-0 pitch the opposite way, barely clearing the left-centerfield wall. The home run was Oklahoma’s first hit since the sixth inning.

South Carolina got the lead-off runner on base in the 12th when Robert Beary singled, but Evan Marzilli struck out after failing to get a bunt down and after Beary stole second, Whit Merrifield popped out. Read the rest of this entry »



College World Series: TCU Slams Florida State, Clemson Holds Off Oklahoma

TCU's Matt Curry. Image Via: AP Photo/Nati Harnik

TCU's Matt Curry. Image Via: AP Photo/Nati Harnik

For seven innings, it looked like the Florida State Seminoles were going to survive an error-filled game that would have eliminated them from the College World Series.

In the eighth inning, they finally paid for their mistakes in a big way.

With the count full and two outs, Texas Christian’s Matt Curry blasted a grand slam over the center-field batters eye and turned a 7-5 deficit into a 9-7 lead. TCU won 11-7 and eliminated the ‘Noles from the CWS.

Florida State had jumped out to a 7-2 lead through five innings despite making four errors in that span. But when Jantzen Witte reached base on another error to open the eighth inning, it eventually cost FSU.

Down 7-4, Bryan Holaday doubled in a run to make it 7-5 and after a walk loaded the bases, Curry delivered.

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