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Oklahoma Football History

The Oklahoma Sooners program is clearly one of the elite programs in NCAA football. When it comes to comparisons to the historical allure of other college football teams, there are few that will match OU. The tradition of Sooners football began when the first game of the program was played in 1895, and the rivalry between OU and Texas began in 1900. Regarding its participation in college bowl games, the Sooners began in winning fashion, defeating the University of Tennessee in the 1939 Orange Bowl.

Perhaps the best way to measure the enormous success Oklahoma has enjoyed is to see one particular fact - SEVEN National Championships (1950, 1955, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1985, and 2000). As a member of the old Big Eight Conference and the current Big 12 Conference, Oklahoma has consistently been in the hunt for the conference title, and the national championship.

The program continues its winning ways today, with Bob Stoops at the helm. For most of the 2003 season, the Sooners were ranked in the college polls Top 3,and the Sooners met LSU in the BCS Championship game in January. For over a century, Sooners fans have enjoyed the excellence that is Sooners football, and the program looks to continue such for years to come!