Sept. 27, 2011
|OU vs. No. 2 Oklahoma State and Texas Tech||Game 12 vs. OSU||Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. CT|
|Television Broadcast||Saturday, Oct. 1 at 3:30 p.m. CT||Game 13 vs. Texas Tech||Sunday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. CT|
|Location||Norman, Okla. | John Crain Field|
|Promos/Tickets||Scarves, fireworks and more | $8 adult, $5 youth|
|Internet||Live Stats | Webcast (paid)|
|Additional Info||Media Guide | Weekly Releases | Blog | Twitter|
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Sooner soccer team returns home after a two-game road trip in Louisiana and New Mexico to host Bedlam rival Oklahoma State on Friday, Sept. 30. The Sooners (5-6 overall, 0-0 Big 12) and the No. 2 Cowgirls (13-0, 2-0) will get started at 7 p.m. at John Crain Field at the OU Soccer Complex. OU also hosts Texas Tech (7-3-1, 1-0) this weekend on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The OU Athletics Marketing Office has a number of promotions and giveaways planned for this weekend, including $4 admisssion at the gate for fans that present their OU football ticket vs. Ball State on Friday or Sunday.
Friday marks "Military Appreciation Night" and there will be a pregame performance by the Fort Sill Rock Band. In addition, the National Anthem will be performed by the 77th Army Band of Fort Sill. There will also be postgame fireworks and the first 250 fans will receive Sooner soccer scarves.
On Sunday, children in the eighth grade or younger dressed in their youth team jersey will receive $4 admission. The first 100 OU students will receive free Raising Canes. There will also be post-game autographs for every home game.
BEDLAM ON TV
For the first time in the history of the Sooner soccer program, a home game will be televised from John Crain Field at the OU Soccer Complex. The Sooners’ Big 12 opener against Bedlam rival Oklahoma State on Friday, Sept. 30 will air on a tape-delayed basis on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 3:30 p.m. on Cox Channel 3 (703 HD) in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
Sooner Sports Properties and Sooner Vision HD will put on the production with Toby Rowland, the voice of the Sooners, providing the play-by-play from Norman alongside color analyst David Bassity, Assistant Director of Athletics Communications at the University of Oklahoma.
“We are excited to showcase the in-state rivalry and our facility throughout the state,” said OU Head Coach Nicole Nelson. “Our program continues to take steps in a positive direction, whether its been winning on the field, landing top recruits or improving our first-class facility, and this is another opportunity to keep the program moving forward.”
The Sooners and No. 2 Cowboys met earlier this season on Friday, Aug. 26 in Stillwater. OSU won that non-conference game, 1-0, which did not count towards the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Bedlam Series standings.
Prior to the season, OU announced that ESPNU will televise the Sooners’ home matchup with Missouri on Sunday, Oct. 16 live on national television. That game is set for a 1 p.m. start in Norman.