Oklahoma Sooners Information
The Sooners of the University of Oklahoma showcase 17 varsity sports teams that compete yearly in the NCAA Division 1 Big 12 conference. In 2002 the University ranked at #3 on the â€œBest College Sports Program In Americaâ€ list compiled by Sports Illustrated. The Sooners also became the first school in 2009 to have a top winner in basketball and football, with Blake Griffin taking the John Wooden Award and Sam Bradford claiming the Heisman.
Primary playing fields for the University include Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Lloyd Noble Center, and L. Dale Mitchell Baseball Park. The schools most dominant sports are basketball and football. Even though the menâ€™s basketball team has yet to win an NCAA Championship, they have advanced to the NCAA National tournament 28 times and reached the final game twice in 1947 and 1988. Sooners football has been a power house for years, taking the National crown in 1949, 1953, 1957, 1967, 1973, 1978, 1980, 1986, and 2003.