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OU Football The Norman Transcript

125 Years of OU Football

Published on in “Art”, language — English. 84 pages.
Within the state of Oklahoma’s city and rural high schools. From southwest to northeast, Fridays in the fall here are marked by leather, plastic, grass and electricity. It’s not a stretch to say OU started the fervor on Saturdays, long ago, when Bennie Owen began a tradition that in the years to follow would be lugged by some of the sport’s heavyweights. So before another season, here’s to the 124 before it. And many more. More
The Norman Transcript basement is filled with the stale smell of yellowing pages within the newspaper’s bound copies from years ago. Norman’s oldest business has also been one of its most consistent historians. The first edition published Saturday, July 13, 1889, telling readers in Oklahoma Territory — for reasons unknown to me — that the Fourth of July had been celebrated by the American people 113 times. Six years later, the University of Oklahoma football team played its first game in 1895. More