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Don't Miss Out On 2007 WhiteOUt
January 24, 2007

NORMAN -- The "WhiteOUt the Lloyd Noble Center" promotion is back this Saturday at 11 a.m. when the No. 6 Oklahoma women's basketball team faces No. 21 Texas A&M.  General admission tickets still remain for the marquee game at the low cost of $8 for adults and $5 for children.

Tickets can be purchased online through SoonerSports.com (click on link after fourth paragraph) or by calling (800) 456-GoOU.

Last year, the "WhiteOUt" game between Oklahoma and Baylor on Feb. 12, 2006 was named the Big 12 Women’s Game of the Year by the television program Big 12 Showcase.  The thriller between the heated rivals went into overtime before clutch performances by Krista Sanchez and Courtney Paris sealed an OU victory.

The event sold out last season and produced a record crowd of 12,112.  The OU Athletics Department is hoping for the same atmosphere and is encouraging fans to purchase their tickets in advance. The game will air in front of a near-national audience on Fox Sports Net.

Tickets are going fast, don't miss your chance
to be part of the 2007 WhiteOUt on Saturday.

 Watch Free Highlights of 2006 WhiteOUt

A free OU “Cheer Like a Champion” white t-shirt will be placed in every seat in the Lloyd Noble Center.  Fans are encouraged to wear the t-shirt during the top-25 contest.

The free T-shirts have been provided by Carl’s Jr., USA Screenprinting and the Hudiburg Auto Group.

Additionally this year, the OU Athletics Department will a hold a "Pack The Place Pink Night” for the Feb. 12 Red River Rivalry matchup with Texas on ESPN2. In an effort to promote cancer awareness and early detection, free pink t-shirts will be placed in every seat and again fans are encouraged to put them on when they arrive.

Both teams will wear the pink t-shirts during warmups and both coaching staffs will wear a pink article of clothing to support the cause.

Fans are encouraged to donate to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation when they enter the arena. Volunteers will be available on the concourse to take donations.

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Breast Cancer Facts
An estimated 212,920 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the United States during 2006. An estimated 40,970 women will die from breast cancer. It is estimated that 1,720 men will be diagnosed and 460 men will die of breast cancer during 2006. In addition to invasive breast cancer, 61,980 new cases of in situ breast cancer are expected to occur among women in 2006.

One out of eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. All women are at risk and the risk does increase with age.

  Breast cancer is the most common form of non-skin cancer in women. More than 203,000 cases will be diagnosed in the next year.

Breast cancer cannot be prevented, but if detected early, can be effectively treated. Early screening and detection is the key against fighting this disease.

You are never too young to develop breast cancer! Breast Self-Exam should begin by the age of twenty.

Breast cancer does not discriminate based on family history, income or ethnic background.

For more information regarding breast cancer health, please log on to the following links:

www.okckomen.com

www.komen.org

www.cancer.org

 

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