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Old 05-07-2019, 09:48 AM   #1
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Spring football season is over, so I'll just start an offseason thread. Here's the latest from Eric Bailey:

Sooner Caravan not returning to Tulsa in 2019, snapping a 51-year run

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The Sooner Caravan – which had become an annual staple for Tulsa – will not return in 2019.

Over the past 51 years, Oklahoma football coaches from Chuck Fairbanks to Lincoln Riley have met with area fans to share thoughts on the state of the Sooners’ program. Recently, coaches from other sports like men’s and women’s basketball would attend the event.

“Since 1999, we have always had a major outreach program to connect with our fans and definitely expect that to continue,” OU director of athletics Joe Castiglione said. “However, like many programs around the country, we have experienced smaller attendance with the caravan concept in the past few years. Perhaps it’s because fans have more access to information and staff than ever before.

“Therefore, we’ve tried to ‘reimagine’ ways we can connect with fans.”
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:01 PM   #2
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One more from Eric Bailey: Board of Regents to vote on permanent move for alcohol sales at Oklahoma sporting events

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Alcohol sales could become a permanent fixture at Oklahoma’s home football games beginning in 2019.

OU President James Gallogly will recommend that the OU Board of Regents authorize the continued sale and advertising of alcoholic beverages at athletic events and facilities during a Friday meeting, according to an agenda released on Tuesday.

Oklahoma State and Tulsa recently added alcohol sales during home football games.*Tulsa began in 2016, while*OSU began in 2018.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:26 PM   #3
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Good thread. Good information. Thank you.

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Old 05-09-2019, 08:44 AM   #4
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Good thread. Good information. Thank you.

Thanks! Here's one more on the beer vote from Bill Haisten...

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Texas and West Virginia are among major-college schools that sell beer during football games. Last year, Oklahoma State did it for the first time. OU is on the brink of following suit.

When they convene Friday in Norman, University of Oklahoma regents are expected to approve OU President Jim Gallogly’s recommendation that the university sustain its alcohol-sales operation in other sports and extend it now to include football.

Unless there is a surprise, beer would become an OU concession-stand staple during the 2019 season. Beer would be available to all fans on Sunday, Sept. 1, when the Sooners host Houston for the ABC-televised, prime-time opener at Memorial Stadium.

OU already sells beer at the Lloyd Noble Center (during both women’s and men’s basketball games). Beer is available at Sooners softball and baseball games. The prices at those venues: $8 for a 16-ounce can and $8.50 for a 20-ounce draft.

If the regents say yes on Friday (and every indication points to a yes), it’s safe to presume that the $8 and $8.50 prices would be in place also for football.

OSU officials decided on an $8 price point last season, saying it was consistent with the money other schools were getting for a 16-ounce beer.

If Oklahoma replicates the Oklahoma State menu, these beers could be sold during football games: several Oklahoma craft beers, along with Anheuser-Busch, Coors and Miller products.

At Oklahoma State, there is a limit of two beers per purchase. OU probably would enforce the same limit. Apparently, Cowboys fans drank responsibly. An official OSU reported that during 2018 home football games, there was not a single incident that involved police and a drunk fan.

Alcohol sales do not generate great levels of profit. When OSU made its alcohol move a year ago, deputy athletic director Chad Weiberg explained that “an enhancement of the fan experience” was the primary reason for selling beer.
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Old 05-09-2019, 12:07 PM   #5
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Also, if you're curious how the 2020 football recruiting class is shaping up, I've created this gallery of the 7 verbal commits so far.

247Sports ranks it No. 13, while Rivals has it at No. 16. Still early, of course.
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Update: OU Board of Regents approve permanent alcohol sales at Oklahoma athletic events

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NORMAN — Oklahoma will join the state’s two major football universities by permanently allowing alcohol sales at athletics events.

On Friday morning, the OU Board of Regents passed President James Gallogly’s recommendation to authorize the continued sale and advertising of alcoholic beverages at athletic events and facilities beginning in 2019.

Tulsa (2016) and Oklahoma State (2018) recently began alcohol sales during home football games. OU joins OSU, Texas and West Virginia as Big 12 schools where fans can purchase beer throughout their home stadium.

Oklahoma held a pilot program over the past seven months with alcohol sales at sporting events including basketball games, softball, baseball games and last month’s spring football game.
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