Oklahoma Sooners football program has been using Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium since its first days in 1923 when the venue was capable of holding 16000 fans.
The venue has seen variety of renovations and expansions including permanent lights for night games, huge HD video scoreboard and series of seat extensions that now see the stadium being able to accommodate over 82000 people with record of Oklahoma Sooners tickets sold being 86031 that occurred in 2013.
Llyod Noble, after which the Sooners basketball arena is named for, was a philanthropist who attended the university and who was one of the most influential people in Oklahoma.
The Llyod Noble Center was built in 1975, renovated in 2001 and can currently hold over 11500 people.
University of Oklahoma welcomed football program in 1895 and basketball was added in 1908 to its sporting programs. The Sooners are members of Big 12 Conference, NCAA Division I.
The university representing colours are crimson and cream with mascot of the Sooners being Conestoga wagon pulled by two white ponies named Boomer and Sooner. The whole mascot is named Sooner Schooner.
The University of Oklahoma has well known rivalries with Oklahoma State Cowboys and Texas Longhorns with one rivalry that came to an end with Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Oklahoma Sooners football program has the most wins since World War II and has the highest winning percentage in the period too. The program won 7 national championships, having another 10 titles unclaimed.
The Sooners all- time record is 861-318-53 and include 45 conference championships to date. The university holds the record for the longest winning streak in Division I history with 47 straight wins. Oklahoma is also the only college program that featured four coaches that led the teams to at least 100 wins.
The program had one appearance in play offs in 2015 resulting with a loss. The Sooners also took part in 49 Bowl games with a combined record of 28-20-1 from these.
There’s been plenty of players that were selected to NFL from Oklahoma including Heisman Trophy finalist (the school had 10 finalists with 5 of them winning the trophy) Adrian Peterson, running back drafted by the Vikings with overall pick number 7.
Peterson established himself as a dominant runner from the go winning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award and leading NFC in rushing yards that year. It was his first out of four NFC rushing yards champion titles.
Peterson went to 7 Pro Bowls, was NFL MVP in 2012, three time NFL rushing leader, twice NFL rushing touchdown leader. He also belongs to exclusive clubs of 2000 rushing yards in a single season and 10000 rushing yards in career.
It’d be very hard to keep up with the football program’s accomplishments but the basketball at University of Oklahoma has done its best going to 30 NCAA tournaments and being NCAA tournament runner up twice. The Sooners were 7 times Conference tournament champions and have won 14 conference regular season titles.
There have been over 40 Sooners drafted by NBA teams with Blake Griffin being the most accomplished one individually.
Griffin was drafted 1st overall in 2009 by the Clippers and went to play in five NBA All- Star games, winning NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 2011 and being named NBA Rookie of the Year.
Oklahoma should remain the powerhouse with its football programs but the basketball should not be discounted as the Sooners had some good years generating good results and producing some good players.