Mascots Boomer and Sooner, white horses, are the costumed mascots.
What is a Boomer? “Boomers” were the people who believed that the unassigned land in Oklahoma was theirs to take from the Native Americans. They participated in the Boomer movement to stake claim to land in Oklahoma.
What is a “Sooner?” During the Oklahoma land run, a race to win free land, “Sooners” were the ones who snuck in and started the race “sooner” than everyone else. He was prosperous, ambitious, competent, a "can-do" individual.
Colors The official colors are crimson and cream.
Sooner Schooner The Sooner Schooner is a Conestoga (covered wagon) similar to those used by pioneers who settled Oklahoma Territory around the time of the 1889 Land Run.
Pulled by white ponies named Boomer and Sooner, the Schooner races across the football field after every OU score.
OU's all-male spirit squad, who maintains and drives the Schooner. Every year, over a hundred students apply to join the group but less than 12 are chosen The RUF/NEKS began in the late 1910s. In December 1915 at a basketball game a group of football players were yelling, cheering, and causing a ruckus. An elderly women shouted, "Sit down and be quiet you roughnecks!” The name stuck.
What is FADADA? Before football games, the players charge out of the tunnel and to their benches, led by the Schooner and the RUF/NEKS. The RUF/NEKS then charge across the field to the north end zone, sliding around the goal post and banging their paddles into the ground and chanting. The chant is known as FADADA. Supposedly, it brings good luck. “FADADA FADADA FADADA Deton boten doten Raddy daddy Do hey Feendit feendit feendit fa Sooners Sooners Rah rah rah”
Rivalry OU and UT are huge rivals! Their football game each year is known as the “Red River Rivalry.” The Red River is the river between Oklahoma and Texas.
Hand Signal They make the UT longhorn sign and point it down. They also put their arms up and make an O, then open their hands to make a U.
Location: Norman, OK Can you find Norman on the map? Norman is 420 miles from Humble/Kingwood
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art One of the finest university art museums in the country
Sources www.ou.edu Forbes.com Wikipedia Doggerbobble.com