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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
We’re only sayin’,
You’re doin’ fine, Oklahoma!
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!
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!