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September, 2008                                                                                                                                                 Volume 1, Number 13

         FALL SPORTS SCHEDULES FOR SEPTEMBER                                            The season is finally here for our fall sports which include volleyball, men’s and women’s
                                                                                        golf, cross country, softball, soccer, rowing, men and women’s tennis and football. As
 Football                                                                               letterwinners, you know what it’s like to enjoy to the support of the sooner nation. I
 Date          Opponent                          Location              Time (CT) TV     encourage you to provide the same support to our current student-athletes by attending
 09/27         TCU                               Norman                                 as many of the events as possible.
 10/04         at Baylor                         Waco, Texas            TBA
 10/11         Texas                             Dallas                11 a.m.    ABC
 10/18         Kansas                            Norman                                 Don’t forget to come by and see everybody at each home tailgate party. There is no
 10/25         at Kansas State                   Manhattan, Kan.                        charge for you and one guest and any additional guest(s) are only $5 each. To comply
 11/01         Nebraska                          Norman
 11/08          at Texas A&M                     College Station
                                                                                        with NCAA rules, all guests between 9th & 12th grade are considered of recruitable age
 11/22         Texas Tech                        Norman                                 and must pay $5 each. And one more thing, spread the word!
 11/29         at Oklahoma State                 Stillwater, Okla.
 12/06         Big 12 Championship               Kansas City, Mo.                 ABC   BOOMER SOONER!

 Soccer
 09/19         Louisiana State                   Norman                7 p.m.
 09/26         at Colorado                       Boulder, Colo.        5 p.m.
 09/28         at Texas Tech                     Lubbock, Texas        1 p.m.

 Volleyball
 09/21         at Texas A&M                      College Station        2 p.m.
 09/24         at Baylor                         Waco, Texas            7 p.m.


 Men’s Golf
 09/08/08    Scenic City Invitational            Chattanooga, Tenn.   All Day
 09/09/08    Scenic City Invitational            Chattanooga, Tenn.   All Day
 09/22/08    Shoal Creek Intercollegiate         Birmingham, Ala.     All Day
 09/23/08    Shoal Creek Intercollegiate         Birmingham, Ala.     All Day            In the inaugural season of women’s rowing at the University of Oklahoma,
                                                                                             head coach Leeanne Crain announced the team’s 58-person roster.
 Women’s Golf
                                                                                        “We are excited to announce our 2008-09 roster,” said Crain. “We had a great turnout at tryouts and have
 09/22/08    University of Denver Invitational    Denver, Colo.        All Day          selected those we feel have potential to develop as strong collegiate rowers. These young women will
 09/23/08    University of Denver Invitational    Denver, Colo.        All Day          have a special place in the history, competing in the first year of the OU rowing program.”
 09/24/08    University of Denver Invitational    Denver, Colo.        All Day
                                                                                        Coxswains for the first-year squad include Lauren Biggers, Haley Brown, Kelsey Crowell, Hannah Gandy,
                                                                                        Amanda Hoffman, Dana Mohammad-Zadeh, Kiley Poppino, Lauren Price, Brownyn Tawney and Kelsey
 Women’s Tennis                                                                         Witten.
 09/27/08    ITA All-American Pre-Q's            Malibu, CA            All Day                                                                                                                  ALL DAY
                                                                                        A total of 48 young ladies will comprise the various teams for the Sooners. They include Rory Blackburn,
 09/28/08    ITA All-American Pre-Q's            Malibu, CA            All Day                                            Malibu, Calif.                                                  ALL DAY
                                                                                        Cara Bowers, Brandi Brown, Abigail Coopedge, Courtney Davenport, Ryann Davis, Ashley Dodd, Teddi
 09/29/08    ITA All-American Qualifying         Malibu, CA            All Day                                                                                                            ALL
                                                                                                                          Los Angeles, Calif. Fahed, Marie Frangione, Megan Frenette, Michelle DAY
                                                                                        Dwyer, Elena Engles, Rebecca Evans, Samantha
 09/30/08    ITA All-American Qualifying         Malibu, CA            All Day          Fuller, Monique Gaines, Amanda Gardner, Ally Gray, Laura Greenwood, Saraya Grove, Meagan Harrell,
                                                                                                                          Los Angeles, Calif.                                             ALL DAY
                                                                                        Lindsay Hemingway, Laurel Holasek, Brooke Homer, Jackie Hurlbut, Sarah Kelle, Maureen Lewis, Melea
                                                                                        McCreary, Heather McDonald, Layne McNish, Laura Moon, Chelsea Moore, Karina Oleksuk, Michael
 Men’s Tennis                                                                           Owen, Courtney Paddick, Paige Payne, Tayler Pierce, Allison Quiroga, Katherine Rabe, Madelyn
 09/26/08     HEB Baylor Intercollegiate         Waco, Texas          All Day           Randolph, Janelle Roche, Susan Schoch, Brooke Sheppard, Erin Smith, Isabelle Stewart, Brittany
 09/27/08     HEB Baylor Intercollegiate         Waco, Texas          All Day           Thaxton, Michelle Thomas and Brittny Webb.
 09/28/08     HEB Baylor Intercollegiate         Waco, Texas          All Day


 Softball
 09/26/08       vs. Seminole State               Norman               5:00 p.m.         Remembering…Eddie Crowder
 Rowing                                                                                                  August 26, 1931 - September 9, 2008
 10/04/08     Head of the Oklahoma               Oklahoma City        TBA
 10/25/08     Head of the Colorado               Austin, Texas        TBA


                                                                                                                                 Women’s Soccer
            IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OU ATHLETICS                                         No. 11 Tigers Too Much for Sooners
                        COMPLIANCE                                                      Oklahoma returns to action next weekend to open Big 12 play at Colorado and Texas Tech

                                                                                        The Sooner soccer team was unable to catch up to No. 11 LSU on Friday night at John Crain Field as the Tigers'
 Ask Before You Act!                                                                    high-scoring offense tallied three first half goals en route to a 4-0 victory.
 If you have any questions about athletics compliance at the University of
                                                                                        The loss was the fifth straight for Oklahoma and it dropped the Sooners to 1-7 overall on the season. For LSU, the
 Oklahoma, contact us:                                                                  win marked a school-record sixth straight and kept the Tigers undefeated in 2008 at 6-0. LSU is outscoring its
                                                                                        opponents 21-2 on the season.
 Phone:       (405) 325-7004
 Fax:         (405) 325-7002
 Hotline:     (405) 325-6479
 Email:       athleticscompliance@ou.edu

 For more information please visit our web page: Link:
 http://www.soonersports.com/compliance/ oklacompliance.html


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  Past & Present Letterwinners in the                                                                    More Top-10 Acclaim for Basketball
                                                                                 The Oklahoma men's basketball team continues to garner attention from national preseason publications.
              Spotlight                                                          After Rivals.com picked the Sooners at No. 7 this summer and Athlon gave OU a No. 10 rating two-and-a-half
                                                                                 weeks ago, a pair of even higher rankings has been issued for Jeff Capel's 2008-09 squad. Slam magazine ranks
                                                                                 OU No. 3 in the country this week while the comprehensive Blue Ribbon Yearbook tabs the Sooners at No. 6.
             DeMarcus Granger                                                    Slam's college preview issue, which includes a feature story on sophomore Blake Griffin, has the Sooners picked
                                                                                 behind No. 1 North Carolina and No. 2 Pitt. The only other Big 12 team in the top 20 is Texas (No. 11).
             Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said Thursday that
             Sooner defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger has elected to             Blue Ribbon Yearbook, widely considered "the bible" of college basketball, picks OU behind only No. 1 North
             rehabilitate his injured left foot rather than undergo              Carolina, No. 2 Pittsburgh, No. 3 Notre Dame, No. 4 UCLA and No. 5 Connecticut. Texas appears at No. 11,
             potentially season-ending surgery.                                  Baylor at No. 16 and Kansas at No. 17.

             Granger incurred the injury during the Sept. 13 game at             Also, Lindy's college basketball preview has the Sooners at No. 7 nationally and the favorite for a Big 12
             Washington.                                                         championship. The publication ranks Texas No. 14, Texas A&M No. 21 and Kansas No. 32.

             Stoops added that Granger should be out of action three-            Lindy's also rates Griffin as the country’s top center and list OU's frontcourt as the nation's fifth best.
             four weeks, "and then we'll just see from there."
                                                                                 Says Lindy's, "Griffin was considered a virtual lock in the NBA draft lottery, but he passed it up for one more year at
                                                                                 Oklahoma. Now, the Sooners -- who improved from 16 wins two years ago to 23 and an NCAA Tournament berth
             Granger, a junior from Dallas, was injured in the first half of     in Griffin's freshman year -- have their sights set much higher than last season's second-round NCAA exit.
             the Washington game and did not return.
                                                                                 "'We want to go as far as we can,' Griffin said. 'We want to win a Big 12 championship. Go to the Final Four, the
             Thus far in 2008, Granger has been credited with six                national championship game.'"
             tackles, 1.5 for loss and one fumble recovery.
       `                                                                         Oklahoma plays a pair of home exhibition games on Nov. 5 and 8 before opening the regular season Nov. 14 at
                                                                                 home against 2008 NCAA tournament team American.
              Anthony Kim

              Kim Crushes Garcia as U.S. Wins Cup
              Former OU All-American defeats Sergio Garcia 5 and
              4 in Sunday's opening match
                                                                                                                           Women’s Volleyball
              Wearing a gaudy USA belt buckle and pumping his fist all
              around the course, Anthony Kim gave the Americans a
              crucial point Sunday as they tried to take back the Ryder
              Cup.

              Kim knocked off European stalwart Sergio Garcia 5 and
              4, ending the first match of the day with an 8-foot par putt
              at the 14th hole. He handed the Spaniard the worst loss                         .The University of Oklahoma volleyball team returned home Wednesday evening and
              of his Ryder Cup career.                                                         rallied in front of a crowd of 559 to come from behind and defeat Missouri, 3-1. The
                                                                                             Sooners (6-4, 2-0 Big 12) dropped the first set, 25-22, and rallied to take the next three
              Kim's point gave the Americans a 10-7 lead. They needed                                         from the Tigers (5-5, 0-1 Big 12), 25-22, 25-15 and 25-21.
              14½ points to win the gold chalice for first time since
              1999.                                                                           The team will host Texas Tech on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. CT it was announced
                                                                                               today by Big 12 officials. The game is prior to the start of OU’s 6 p.m. TCU football
                                                                                                game. Admission to the volleyball match is free of charge and the first 250 fans in
              Kim played with plenty of attitude against Garcia, who                            attendance receive an OU foam finger. The team will be available for autographs
              finished the weekend with an 0-2-2 record. It was the first                                                      following the match.
              time in five Ryder Cup appearances that he failed to win a
              match.

                                                                                Cross Country
              "I wouldn't trade this for 10 million dollars," said Kim, at 23
                                                                                • Last Week: The University of Oklahoma women's cross country team finished fourth at the Missouri
              the youngest member of the American team. "This was
                                                                                Southern Stampede Saturday morning, in Joplin, Mo., as sophomore Kelly Waters took second-place honors
              the experience of a lifetime.”
                                                                                to lead the Sooners who had three top 10 finishers.

                                                                                • This Week: OU is off this week as it prepares for its next competition, the Cowboy Jamboree, on Oct. 4, in
              Women’s Basketball Team                                           Stillwater.

              The University of Oklahoma women's basketball team                • Notes: On the season, Waters has yet to finish lower than second place ... Saturday's race marked the first
              recently spent an afternoon at the Mary Abbott Children's         this season for sophomore Jessica Engel...
              House, a child abuse response center that serves
              Cleveland County and the surrounding region, to begin             Women's Golf
              its annual team community service function.                         • The 2008-09 women's golf team is looking to build upon an impressive 2007-08 season during which the
                                                                                team captured three tournament championships and its first NCAA Regional bid since 2004 … Senior Kendall
              The Sooners provided manpower for some necessary                  Dye and sophomore Ellen Mueller rounded out successful summers by competing in the U.S. Women's
              physical improvements to the house and stayed for                 Amateur Championship in August … Mueller advanced to the round of 16.
              introductory training in preparation for a stint as child
              abuse advocacy volunteers. This year, the OU women’s
              basketball players will assist specialists at the child
              abuse response center by providing a calming
              companion for young victims of physical and sexual
              abuse.                                                                                            RANDOM LETTERWINNER PHOTOS!


     BOOMER SOONER!
                                                                                 Gene Hochevar, Charley North & John Roush                           Chuck Bowman addressing the crowd



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