Oklahoma Sooners Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Porter Moser

Team Mascot: Sooner Schooner

Year Opened: 1975

Capacity: 10967

City / State: Norman / Oklahoma

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend


Rival Team: Oklahoma State Cowboys

While the football game may be the marquee matchup in the Bedlam Series, the basketball contests also count towards winning the Bedlam Bell. There’s more than just simple bragging rights on the line when Oklahoma and Oklahoma State meet on the hardwood, so don’t miss it.

Red River Rivalry

Rival Team: Texas Longhorns

Oklahoma and Texas have a long standing rivalry that goes beyond just sports. The two states have a strong distaste for each other, and there is nothing better than showing your superiority, so make sure to be in attendance when the Sooners and Longhorns meet.

Oklahoma Sooners Stadium Guide

In Game

There are few better places in the country to take in a college sporting event than Norman, Oklahoma. No matter what the sport, Sooner fans come out in strong numbers to support their team and you’ll always have a good time attending a Sooners sporting event.

Even though football is the big show at Oklahoma, the students at an Oklahoma basketball games show a lot of support for their team. The student section performs a variety of chants and cheers throughout the game, which go a long way in creating a lively atmosphere inside the Lloyd Noble Center. Their liveliness along with the undying love Sooners alumni have for their team help make the atmosphere inside the Lloyd Noble Center one of the best in the nation.

The fact Sooners fans have been coming out to support their basketball team in big numbers can be seen by the number of banners and displays hanging out around the arena. If not for the incredible fan support, it’s highly doubtful that the basketball program would be able to count incredible players like Wayman Tisdale and Blake Griffin as alumni.

Great fan support and an illustrious program history aren’t the only things you’ll find in Norman on game days. Campus Corner is a great place to spend some time before or after the game and is home to a variety of bars, restaurants, and shops. There may not be a parade going through Campus Corner during basketball season like during football season, but you’ll still find plenty to do here.

A trip to Norman is an excellent one for any college basketball fan to make. You’ll get to experience an incredible in-game atmosphere as well as experience the wonderful college town that is Norman.

Things to check out

History Displays

Around the concourse are several displays showing off Oklahoma’s rich basketball history. The exhibits feature tributes to the best players and teams in Sooner history so take a stroll of the concourse and check them all out.

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When you arrive at your seat you’ll see a slew of banners hanging from the rafters. The banners honor all of OU’s best former players such as Wayman Tisdale and Alvan Adams, as well as the program’s many accomplishments over the years so take a minute to take it all in.

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The RUF/Neks are an all-male pep squad and hold the honor of being the oldest all-male pep squad in the country. Keep your eyes peeled for the RUF/NEKs, who really get the crowd pumped on game day.

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Boomer and Sooner

While the real horses known as Boomer and Sooner don’t make appearances at basketball games, the lovable costumed versions do. Keep an eye out for these two as they entertain fans young and old at the game.

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OU Cheer and OU Pom

The Sooner Spirit cheer team energizes the crowd with their cheer routines. Get up and get loud when you see the OU Cheer and Ou Pom squads to give the Sooners your full support.

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Pride of Oklahoma

The Sooners have an excellent marching band, so it should come as no surprise that the pep band is top notch as well. Enjoy the musical stylings of the OU pep band as they’ll keep the tempo high throughout the game.

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Chant Leaders

The Chant Leaders at OU lead the student section in a variety of chants. The student section has many unique chants you won't hear elsewhere including the “Socks for Blocks” chant when a Sooner blocks a shot or their free throw routines, so enjoy them and join in on them when attending an OU basketball game.

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Fight Songs

  1. Boomer Sooner

    The official fight song heard throughout games

    Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner
    Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner
    Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner
    Boomer Sooner, OK U!

    Oklahoma, Oklahoma
    Oklahoma, Oklahoma
    Oklahoma, Oklahoma
    Oklahoma, OK U!

    I’m a Sooner born and Sooner bred
    and when I die, I’ll be Sooner dead
    Rah Oklahoma, Rah Oklahoma
    Rah Oklahoma, OK U!

  2. Oklahoma

    Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain
    And the wavin’ wheat can sure smell sweet
    When the wind comes right behind the rain.

    Oklahoma, Ev’ry night my honey lamb and I
    Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk
    Makin’ lazy circles in the sky.

    We know we belong to the land
    And the land we belong to is grand!
    And when we say:
    Ee-ee-ow! A-yip-i-o-ee-ay!
    We’re only sayin’,
    You’re doin’ fine, Oklahoma!
    Oklahoma, O-K!

  3. The OU Chant

    Everyone who wears the crimson and cream of the Oklahoma Sooners is expected to stand and raise one finger in the air during the OU Chant. Written in 1936, the Chant fires up the crowd, as well as the athletes, while the index finger in the air symbolizes the unity of Sooner nation. Join in on the OU Chant to feel a part of Sooner Nation.

    Our chant rolls on and on!
    Thousands strong
    Join heart and song
    In alma mater’s praise
    Of campus beautiful by day and night
    Of colors proudly gleaming Red and White
    ‘Neath a western sky
    OU’s chant will never die.
    Live on University!

Oklahoma Sooners Bars & Restaurants

  1. Hideaway Pizza

    Hideaway Pizza

    Local chain featuring build-your-own pies, a variety of Italian fare & a kids' menu.

    577 Buchanan Ave, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  2. Logan’s Roadhouse

    Logans Roadhouse burger beer fries

    Down-to-earth chain offering American standards like burgers & ribs, plus signature cocktails.

    1250 24th Ave NW, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  3. Louie’s Grill and Bar

    Louies Grill and Bar


    301 W Boyd St, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Blue Bonnett Bar

    Beys Sports Bar

    A watering hole and live music venue in historic downtown Norman, OK.

    321 E Main St, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Campus Corner

    Campus Corner dip

    Campus Corner is a small college oriented shopping district, including 4 blocks of unique retail shops mixed in with a variety of restaurants and nightlife.

    765 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  6. Bison Witches Bar

    Mamas Country Showcase Beer 33 West Ale House and Grill Beer Tequila Hoppers Bar & Grill Beer Dee Fords West Beer Sams Hideaway Beer Augis Sports Grill Beer Tipperarys Pub Beer

    Combination pub & sandwich shop known for hefty portions, bread-bowl soups & happy-hour specials.

    211 E Main St, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Library Bar & Grill

    LIbrary Bar

    Venerable watering hole with 32 beers on tap, pizzas & burgers on the menu & a secluded patio.

    607 W Boyd St, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. The Mont

    The Mont

    Family & student-friendly, venerable American & Mexican eatery with a popular landscaped patio .

    1300 Classen Blvd, Norman, OK 73071, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  9. The Diner

    Norman Diner

    Breakfast & lunch spot renowned for its chili, huevos rancheros & hearty American fare.

    213 E Main St, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  10. Greek House

    Greek House

    Long-running outfit serving gyros, falafel & other Mediterranean staples in an old-school diner.

    768 Jenkins Ave, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  11. Tarahumara’s Mexican Cafe & Cantina

    Tarahumaras mexican

    Their cuisine is created from authentic, Mexican recipes from the state of Chihuahua and the freshest ingredients.

    702 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  12. Victoria’s Pasta Shop



    3000 SW 104th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73159, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Pizza Shuttle

    Pizza Shuttle

    Enjoy an extensive menu of freshly prepared pizza, hot subs, and delicious desserts.

    1506 W Lindsey St l, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  14. Billy Sims BBQ

    Billy Sims BBQ burger

    Fun, family-oriented, tailgate kind of atmosphere and some of the tastiest brisket and ribs around.

    2226 W Main St, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  15. The Garage

    The Garage

    The Garage offers everything from bison, turkey, angus beef burgers, fork and knife hotdogs, tacos, and fresh cut fries. They take these ingredients and add MAGIC.

    307 E Main St, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  16. Van’s Pig Stand

    Vans Pig Stands

    Local BBQ chain serving ribs, sandwiches, burgers & Southern sides in a casual setting.

    320 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  17. Tiffany’s

    Tiffanys Restaurant

    For local residents, its more than just the food that keeps them coming back.

    101 Main St, Noble, OK 73068, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  18. Blackbird Gastropub

    Blackbird Gastropub

    Campus Corner hangout known for its pot roast nachos, elevated pub grub & wide whiskey selection.

    575 S University Blvd, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. Classic ‘50s Drive-in


    Home of the Sprittle (sprite+skittles)! We make our cherry and vanilla syrups, slush, pickle-os, and onion rings every day!

    1521 W Lindsey St, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  20. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

    Fuzzys Taco Shop

    Fuzzy’s Taco Shop’s corporate-owned and franchise locations are now serving fresh, handmade Baja-style Mexican food

    752 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73069, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $