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Meet the Sooners Kicks Off Season
February 06, 2010

Feb. 5, 2010

NORMAN, Okla. - The 11th-ranked Oklahoma softball team kicked off the 2010 season Friday evening with the annual Meet the Sooners banquet at Journey Church.

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KFOR sports anchor and OU radio play-by-play man Brian Brinkley opened the evening and served as the night's emcee. Brinkley gave an overview of OU's 2009 season and interviewed several players about the upcoming season.

Following Brinkley, head coach Patty Gasso introduced the 2010 squad while also giving a brief preview of this year's team, followed by a highlight video. Fans also got a glimpse of the annual fall triathlon.

Another highlight of the evening was the live auction with several items up for grabs, including autographed jerseys, signed helmets and the chance to be a VIP Coach for a Game. The banquet was closed with a talent show with each class showcasing its acting skills. For a second straight year, the tandem of Amber Flores and Lindsey Vandever walked away champions.

The Sooners begin the season next Friday, Feb. 12 in a top-10 showdown against fourth-ranked Michigan at Dot Richardson’s National Softball Collegiate Invitational in Clermont, Fla. OU's home opener is slated for Feb. 16 as the Sooners host St. Gregory's at the OU Softball Complex.

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