Oklahoma University

Norman, Oklahoma

The Sooner Schooner

The Sooner Schooner is a conestoga (covered wagon) reminiscent of the mode of travel used by pioneers who settled Oklahoma Territory around the time of the 1889 Land Run. Powered by matching white ponies named Boomer and Sooner, the Schooner races across Owen Field in a triumphant victory ride after every OU score. The Ruf/Neks, OU's all-male spirit squad, maintain and drive the Schooner.


It is said that if a couple kisses in the Spoonholder located on the North Oval, they will marry each other in the future.

Clock Tower

Legend has it that if a student walks underneath the clock tower located on the west side of Bizzell Memorial Library and looks up, he or she will not graduate on time in four years.


The night before the Homecoming football game, OU rallies thousands of students together from several unique organizations. From cheerleaders cheering, large and small groups performing dance routines, and the rest of the student body engaging themselves in the stands, students and alumni are left with a strong reminder of their love for the University of Oklahoma by the end of the night.