NORMAN, Okla. -- The OU Athletics Department announced today that the Hoop Troop team will make appearances at different locations throughout the Oklahoma City/Norman metro area during the month of October to spread excitement for the upcoming men's and women's basketball seasons.
 
The Hoop Troop team is comprised of staff members from the OU Athletics marketing and ticket offices.
 
Fans are encouraged to stop by to pick up their very own 2010-11 men's and women's basketball posters and schedule cards. Fans can also purchase season tickets on-site. As part of the department's Year of the Fan celebration, fans will be rewarded with special gifts for purchasing season tickets on the spot. OU spirit members and mascots Boomer and Sooner will make appearances at select locations.
 
Stay tuned to SoonerSports.com throughout the month as the Hoop Troop will be announcing new appearances.
 
Hoop Troop Appearance Schedule
Oct. 16 - Football vs. Iowa State Fan Fest (2:30-5:30 p.m.)
Oct. 18 - Red Lobster in Norman at 302 N Interstate Dr (4-7 p.m.)
Oct. 21 - Homeland in Oklahoma City at 10700 South Penn (4-7 p.m.)
Oct. 25 - Homeland in Norman at 2600 West Robinson (4-7 p.m.)
Oct. 28 - Raising Canes in Norman at 12th and Alameda (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Oct. 30 - Football vs. Colorado Fan Fest (Time TBD)
 
* All dates and locations are subject to change
 
Men's and women's basketball season tickets go on sale to the general public on Oct. 19. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the OU Athletics Ticket Office, or by calling (800) 456-GoOU.