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Video  Dec. 30 - Bowl Practice #5 in Tempe
Photos  Dec. 30 - OU Fiesta Bowl Photo Gallery
 
Video  Dec. 29 - Bowl Practice #4 in Tempe
Video  Dec. 29 - J-Nel Shows Fans Bowl Hotel
Video  Dec. 29 - Demontre Hurst at Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - Ronnell Lewis at Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - Tony Jefferson at Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - Jamarkus McFarland Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - Quinton Carter at Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - Austin Woods at Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - Jimmy Stevens at Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - The Lighter Side of Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - Sooners at Bowl Media Day
Photos  Dec. 29 - OU Fiesta Bowl Photo Gallery
Photos  Dec. 29 - Tickets for Troops Presentation
Photos  Dec. 29 - Fiesta Bowl Media Day Photos
  Dec. 29 - Oklahoma Media Day Quotes
 
Video  Dec. 28 - Ben Habern and Gabe Ikard
Video  Dec. 28 - Ryan Broyles, Cameron Kenney
Video  Dec. 28 - Bowl Practice #3 in Scottsdale
Photos  Dec. 28 - OU Fiesta Bowl Photo Gallery
  Dec. 28 - Defense Press Conf. Quotes
 
Video  Dec. 27 - Mensik Takes Fans to Dinner
Video  Dec. 27 - Players Dine at Fogo de Chao
Video  Dec. 27 - Drew Allen, Sooners at Dinner
Video  Dec. 27 - Bowl Practice #2 in Scottsdale
Video  Dec. 27 - Mossis Madu & Brennan Clay
Video  Dec. 27 - Jeremy Beal & Pryce Macon
Video  Dec. 27 - Austin Box With the Weather
Video  Dec. 27 - Coach Norvell on Ball Drill
Photos  Dec. 27 - OU Fiesta Bowl Photo Gallery
  Dec. 27 - Monday Post-Practice Quotes
  Dec. 27 - Offense Press Conf. Quotes
 
Video  Dec. 26 - Bowl Practice #1 in Scottsdale
Video  Dec. 26 - Coach Norvell Works Receivers
Video  Dec. 26 - Defensive Line Drill Footwork
Video  Dec. 26 - OU Arrives, Stoops Meets Press
Photos  Dec. 26 - OU Fiesta Bowl Photo Gallery
  Dec. 26 - Oklahoma Bowl Arrival Quotes
 
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 11-2 Overall, 6-2 Big 12 Conference
 09/04
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 Oklahoma 31, Utah State 24
 09/11
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 Oklahoma 47, Florida State 17
 09/18
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 Oklahoma 27, Air Force 24
 09/25
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 Oklahoma 31, Cincinnati 29
 10/02
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 Oklahoma 28, Texas 20
 10/16
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 Oklahoma 52, Iowa State 0
 10/23
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 Missouri 36, Oklahoma 27
 10/30
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 Oklahoma 43, Colorado 10
 11/06
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 Texas A&M 33, Oklahoma 19
 11/13
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 Oklahoma 45, Texas Tech 7
 11/20
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 Oklahoma 53, Baylor 24
 11/27
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 Oklahoma 47, Okla. State 41
 12/04
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 Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20

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2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

  Saturday, January 1

Oklahoma won the 40th annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl with a 48-20 decision against the UConn Huskies on New Year's Day in Glendale, Ariz. View complete coverage from OU's BCS win here:

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GAMEDAY IN ARIZONA
After six days in Arizona (and a new year), it's finally gameday for the Oklahoma football team. The Sooners will kick off against the UConn Huskies at 7:37 p.m. Central (6:37 p.m. local) at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale in the 2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. ESPN will televise the BCS matchup to a nation-wide audience. View details on attending the game in our fan primer and media links for fans following the Sooners from around the world at Sooner Bowl Central.
 
 Date  Saturday, January 1, 2011
 Kickoff  7:37 p.m. Central (6:37 p.m. local)
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OKLAHOMA HEADLINES
Fiesta Bowl Win Would Help 2011 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Mental Toughness Reason to Believe in OU - Norman Transcript
Oklahoma's Landry Jones Comes of Age - Tulsa World
Tramel: Fiesta Isn't No-Win, It's a Must-Win - The Oklahoman
Sooners All Business Entering Fiesta Bowl - Arizona Republic
OU: Do Not Turn the Ball Over More Than Twice - ESPN
Barry's Last Broadcast Special for Thompson - Enid News & Eagle
Fiesta Bowl Could Set Stage for Bigger Things - The Oklahoman
Sittler: In Red Zone, Call Off the Micromanaging - Tulsa World
Lewis: OU Tired of Reliving Past Failures - Republican American
OU Used to Being Short in Running Game - Hartford Courant
Pac 10 Crew to Officiate, Big 12 Stumbling - The Oklahoman
Sooners Shouldn't Expect Anything Easy - Norman Transcript
Broyles Back Due to NFL Disruption? - Sports Illustrated
The Sooners Will Win If... - Dallas Morning News
2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Matchups - Tulsa World
Sooner Win Would Help Big 12 Bowl Skid - Kansas City Star
Mike Bellotti: Sooners Faster, More Talented - The Oklahoman
Sooners Have a BCS Reputation to Reverse - FS Arizona
Celebration Rulings Have Fiesta Teams on Guard - Tulsa World
Sooners Tackle History of Fiesta Flops - Norman Transcript
Players, Coaches in Fiesta Bowl Spotlight - The Oklahoman
Jordan Todman, Last Game, Landry's Time - Tulsa World
To Change Luck, OU Focuses on Focus - Houston Chronicle
What You Need to Know About Fiesta - Dallas Morning News
Sam Bradford's Remarkable Rookie Season - Tulsa World
 
UCONN HEADLINES
UConn Has Chance to Change Perception - Hartford Courant
UConn Huskies Moving Upward - Norwich Bulletin
Final Fiesta Bowl Words From UConn, OU - Connecticut Post
Underdog UConn Eager to Match Up With OU - Tulsa World
UConn Optimistic It Has Chance to Win - Norwich Bulletin
Underdog Role Nothing New for UConn - Connecticut Post
Are UConn Huskies Worthy of BCS Berth? - Arizona Republic
Frazer's Numbers Not Great But Results Are - The Oklahoman
UConn Will Face Confident OU Defense - Hartford Courant
Special Teamers Key UConn's Surge - Norwich Bulletin
UConn Represents Slumping Big East Conference - Star-Ledger
Biggest Problem Against OU? Tempo - Connecticut Post
Randy Edsall Got UConn With the Program - Boston Globe
 
  Friday, December 31

The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl held a press conference Friday morning with Coach Stoops and UConn Head Coach Randy Edsall. For the players, Friday consisted of a final walk through at the practice facility, a dinner back at the team hotel, a trip to the movies and a team meeting. Curfew was 10:30 p.m. Mountain Time with the BCS game on deck tomorrow evening in Glendale.
 
FANS HEADING FOR GAME
Oklahoma fans are renowned for their support of the Sooners. In addition to daily bowl coverage of the team during its week of preparation in Arizona for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the OU Athletics Department invited several fans to share their experiences leading up to the game. Read their latest updates here:

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OKLAHOMA HEADLINES
Mensik OU's Unexpected Surprise Performer - Tulsa World
Tradition? Oklahoma, UConn Worlds Apart - ESPN
Sooners Can't Overlook Huskies - Norman Transcript
Empty Bowls in Oklahoma's Recent Past - Hartford Courant
Sittler: Right Place, Wrong Time for OU - Tulsa World
Tramel: Stoops Ever Off List of Best Coaches? - The Oklahoman
Previewing the Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. UConn - ESPN
Fiesta Pits David vs. Goliath, Sound Familiar? - ABC 15 Arizona
QBs Bell, Allen Waiting in the Wings - Norman Transcript
Could Fiesta Actually be Better Than Anticipated? - FS Southwest
Traffic Planning Key to Good Fiesta Bowl - Arizona Republic
Butch Jones: Sooners, UConn Could be Good Game - ESPN
OU, UConn Very Different Teams - Norman Transcript
Coaches Waiting for Light for Jaz Reynolds - The Oklahoman
Sooners Don't Need Bad Bowl Memories - Edmond Sun
Can Connecticut Hang With the Sooners? - ESPN
Bonuses Worth $1 Million Set to Kick In - Tulsa World
Fiesta Bowl Q&A With Senior Jeremy Beal - The Oklahoman
Ending BCS Slump Motivation for OU - Dallas Morning News
How Does Arizona Perceive Oklahoma Fans? - Tulsa World
Oklahoma, UConn Bands Set to Perform - ABC 15 Arizona
Tramel: Sooners Rise from 2009 Ashes - The Oklahoman
Stadium Crew Had Six Days to Prepare - Arizona Republic
Sooners' New OC Hopes to Keep Stats Quo - ESPN
 
UCONN HEADLINES
Will UConn Take Out Frustrations on OU? - Arizona Republic
Huskies Itching to Get On the Field - Hartford Courant
Huskies Best Defense Could be Offense - New London Day
Impact of Edsall, Stoops Easy to See - Journal Inquirer
Jordan Todman Pulls the Huskies' Sled - Boston Globe
Believing Can Go Long Way for Huskies - Bristol Press
Three Keys for UConn Huskies in the Fiesta Bowl - ESPN
UConn's Punter is Calm, Cole and Collected - Hartford Courant
Waterford's Hurd Stands Tall on O-Line - Norwich Bulletin
"Jazz" Huskies 12th Man in Fiesta Bowl - Mansfield Today
UConn Scrambles to Sell Extra Tickets - Connecticut Post
Huskies vs. OU, Who Has the Edge? - Stamford Advocate
Connecticut's Defense Ready for Sooners - Tulsa World
UConn Will Stick With Running Game - Journal Inquirer
UConn's Strong Kickers, Mensik, Reyes - Connecticut Post
Switching Jerseys, Done With Sickness - Connecticut Post
Plenty of Coaching Continuity at Connecticut - ESPN
 
  Thursday, December 30

Oklahoma held its final full practice of the 2010 season Thursday afternoon on the campus of Arizona State. Due to the wet weather, the Sooners again worked at the Sun Devils' indoor facility:
 

 
CONSIDER THIS
OU Senior Associate A.D. Kenny Mossman asks you to consider this the next time you see the bottom-of-the-screen trailer reminding the world that Oklahoma has lost its last five BCS games.
 
TWO DAYS OUT
With just two days to go before Oklahoma meets UConn in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Day, the Sooners headed for their final practice of the 2010 season Thursday morning. After a full day's rain yesterday doused the practice fields, OU again will practice in Tempe at the Arizona State indoor facility. Meetings will follow back at the team hotel in Scottsdale in the afternoon and a steak fry is scheduled for the team later this evening.
 
LIGHTER SIDE OF MEDIA DAY
Plenty of serious questions were asked at OU's Fiesta Bowl media day on Wednesday morning in Scottsdale. Quarterback Drew Allen mans the SoonerSports.com camera and manages to ask not a one:
 


OKLAHOMA HEADLINES
Landry Jones Managing Spotlight Just Fine - Arizona Republic
Oklahoma Has Model of Consistency in Jeremy Beal - ESPN
Another Big Chance Soon for Oklahoma - Boston Globe
Kenney Made Big Plays in Big Games - Norman Transcript
Murray Finally Gets Shot at Fiesta Bowl - The Oklahoman
Lewis, Broyles Focused on Task at Hand - Tulsa World
Oklahoma Brings Breathtaking Offense - FS Arizona
Switzer Gives Jones a First-Round Grade - The Oklahoman
Bell Came to Win Titles, Plans to "Fight It Out" - Tulsa World
Blake Bell Shoots Down Transfer Rumors - The Oklahoman
Roland: Broyles Leaning Towards Returning - Dallas Morning News
Game Preview: Oklahoma vs. Connecticut - Sports Network
Bowl Time for Heupel to Show What He's Got - The OU Daily
Fiesta Bowl Q&A With Jonathan Nelson - The Oklahoman
Fiesta Bowl Log, Lewis, Jones, Broyles - Tulsa World
Ticket Guarantees Bowls' Dirty Secret - Sports Illustrated
 
UCONN HEADLINES
UConn QB Zach Frazer Hopes to Get Into the Flow - ESPN
Huskies Soak Up BCS Atmosphere - Hartford Courant
UConn's Thoughts Often Turn to Jasper - Connecticut Post
Husky LB Has Flourished Away From Home - Norwich Bulletin
Edsall's Plan for UConn Football Paying Off - The Oklahoman
Hartford to Glendale, A Reporter's Journey - Hartford Courant
Bug Hits Huskies, Sooners Impressed - Connecticut Post
Freshman OL Gus Cruz Inspires Inspires Teammates - ESPN
Todman Has Become One of Nation's Elite - Norwich Bulletin
Smashmouth Football Equals Success for UConn - Connecticut Post
Safety Harris Agbor on a Roll for UConn - Hartford Courant
More From the Wet Southwest - Republican American
Backup Role Not What Lloyd Envisioned - Hartford Courant
 
  Wednesday, December 29

Senior safety Jonathan Nelson takes Sooner fans on a tour of the team hotel in Arizona for the 2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Come along with Nelson to see OU's digs at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort:
 

 
SOONERS PRACTICE AT ARIZONA STATE
With rain and chilly conditions Wednesday, Oklahoma traveled down the 101 to Tempe to practice at Arizona State's Dickey Dome, the indoor bubble for the Sun Devils. View video and photos.
 
TICKETS FOR TROOPS
Members of the military will attend Saturday's Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and cheer on the Sooners due to the generosity of Oklahoma fans. On Wednesday afternoon in Scottsdale, OU Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione made an official presentation to area military representatives (from left) Specialist Daniel Pernia, CW5 John Vitt and Sergeant Jason Mussie. Photos courtesy Arizona National Guard Public Affairs Sergeant Ed Balaban.

Photos  View Photos of Wednesday's Tickets for Troops Presentation
 

 
OU AT FIESTA BOWL MEDIA DAY
OU attended the Fiesta Bowl media day Wednesday morning at Camelback Inn in Scottsdale. The team was in bowl jerseys as the players fielded questions from the assembled media. View quotes, photos of the event and interviews with Demontre Hurst, Ronnell Lewis, Tony Jefferson, Jamarkus McFarland, Quinton Carter, Austin Woods and Jimmy Stevens by clicking the video links below.
 

 
Video  Dec. 29 - Demontre Hurst at Fiesta Bowl Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - Ronnell Lewis at Fiesta Bowl Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - Tony Jefferson at Fiesta Bowl Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - Jamarkus McFarland at Fiesta Bowl Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - Quinton Carter at Fiesta Bowl Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - Austin Woods at Fiesta Bowl Media Day
Video  Dec. 29 - Jimmy Stevens at Fiesta Bowl Media Day
 
Below is a pic of Travis Lewis, Jeremy Beal, Tom Wort, Bronson Irwin, Brian Lepak, Austin Woods and more Sooners taking in last night's Insight Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe:
 

 
OKLAHOMA HEADLINES
Ronnell Lewis Makes Most of Time - Norman Transcript
Ikard Credits Success to 2009 Beatings - The Oklahoman
Defense Boosted by Return of Box, Lewis - Tulsa World
Heupel Again Leading Sooner Offense - Arizona Republic
Tramel: Time to Embrace the Fiesta Bowl - The Oklahoman
Fiesta Bowl Log, Iowa Insight, Championships - Tulsa World
OU Faces Lose-Lose Situation in Fiesta Bowl - FS Southwest
Bowl Teams Must Maintain Focus - Norman Transcript
DeMarco Murray Anxious for First Fiesta Bowl - Tulsa World
Travis Lewis, Interior Line, Carter, Fiesta - The Oklahoman
Sooners Hope They've Learned - Dallas Morning News
Familiar Name Calling Plays for Sooners - Journal Inquirer
Oklahoma Says It's Learned From History - Associated Press
Lewis, Stopping Todman, Playing Sooners - Norman Transcript
Sooners Not Taking Huskies Lightly - Republican American
 
UCONN HEADLINES
Does UConn Have to Pass to Beat OU? - Connecticut Post
OU, UConn Have History, in Another Sport - Hartford Courant
Todman Quietly Among Best in Country - The Oklahoman
Huskies Preparing to Face OU's Tempo - Journal Inquirer
Reyes is Huskies' Bruising Defender - Norwich Bulletin
Tuesday's Fiesta Bowl Update - Connecticut Post
UConn QB Frazer Has Air of Confidence - Hartford Courant
Generett Running With Scout Team - Connecticut Post
Two Teams, Two Different Styles - Sports New York
Zac Boyer Fiesta Bowl Video Preview - Hartford Courant
Ex-QB Remembers Bad Old Days - Connecticut Post
UConn at Its Pinnacle in Phoenix - Hartford Courant
Huskies Playing to Win Fiesta Bowl - NBC Connecticut
Connecticut Loses Lang to Academics - Journal Inquirer
Will UConn Come Out Passing on OU? - Connecticut Post
 
  Tuesday, December 28

Following Tuesday's practice, junior receiver Ryan Broyles and senior receiver Cameron Kenney discussed the bowl trip including the team's hotel, Fiesta Bowl hospitality, the weather and more:
 

 
SOONERS COMPLETE PRACTICE
Oklahoma completed its third practice of bowl week Tuesday afternoon at Scottsdale Community College. We'll post interviews with Ben Habern, Gabe Ikard, Ryan Broyles and Cameron Kenney shortly. For now, check out a photo gallery from today's action.
 

 
DEFENSE TAKES TURN
Oklahoma's third day in Arizona began with a defensive press conference at the Camelback Inn for OU defensive coordinator Brent Venables, Jeremy Beal, Quinton Carter and Jonathan Nelson. Complete quotes are available here.
 
The schedule for Tuesday is similar to yesterday with position meetings at the team hotel and practice at Scottsdale Community College in the afternoon. Coach Stoops held a team vote following Monday's practice and roughly 30 of the players elected to attend tonight's Insight Bowl between Iowa and Missouri. The game will be played in Tempe at Sun Devil Stadium (Arizona State's field).
 
OKLAHOMA HEADLINES
Beal, OU Defense Focus on Connecticut - USA Today
Murray Has One More Opportunity - Norman Transcript
Landry Jones Deserves More Credit - The Oklahoman
DeMarco Murray Ready for Big Finish - Tulsa World
Oklahoma's Fast Tempo Tires Opponents - Arizona Republic
Oklahoma Offense Not Easy to Simulate - Norman Transcript
Decision to Stick It Out Paying Off for Macon - The Oklahoman
Sooners Ready to End BCS Losing Streak - ESPN
Fiesta Bowl Q&A With Ryan Broyles - The Oklahoman
Heupel Moving Up, Broyles, OU Back Again - Tulsa World
Josh Heupel to Coach From Booth - The Oklahoman
Is Ryan Broyles Staying or Going? - Tulsa World
 
UCONN HEADLINES
UConn Defense Preps for Loaded Sooners - Connecticut Post
UConn Searching for Ways to Stop OU - Dallas Morning News
Huskies Hoping for Support at Fiesta Bowl - Norwich Bulletin
UConn Defense in a Turnover Groove - Arizona Republic
Keeping OU's Tempo is Key for UConn - Sports New York
Robbie Frey, Consummate Team Player - Hartford Courant
UConn Aims to be Football School, Too - Norman Transcript
Huskies Talking, Many Scribes Waiting - Hartford Courant
Oklahoma Ties for UConn's Reyes Run Deep - The Oklahoman
Trevardo Williams in a Rush at UConn - Connecticut Post
Defensive Coordinator Talks Oklahoma - Hartford Courant
What We Learned About the Huskies - Connecticut Post
UConn Huskies Believe They Belong in the BCS - ESPN
Huskies Preparing for OU's Speed - Republican-American
 
  Monday, December 27

OU knocked out its second bowl practice at Scottsdale Community College Monday afternoon enjoying perhaps the nicest weather of bowl week in Arizona. Temperatures were near 70 degrees in sunny and calm conditions but the forecast calls for slightly cooler temps and a chance of precipitation later in the week.
 

 
View photos of the practice and video interviews with Mossis Madu, Brennan Clay, Jeremy Beal, Pryce Macon, Austin Box and co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell. Quotes from coaches and players following practice are available here.
 
PLAYERS SHARE DINNER WITH FANS
Senior offensive tackle Eric Mensik took the camera on Monday night to share the players' dinner at Fogo de Chao in Scottsdale with Sooner fans back home. Quarterback Drew Allen and offensive lineman Brian Lepak assist Mensik in manning the camera:
 

 
Video  Dec. 27 - Eric Mensik Takes Sooner Fans to Dinner
Video  Dec. 27 - Sooner Players Dine at Fogo de Chao
Video  Dec. 27 - Drew Allen, Sooners at Dinner on Bowl Trip
 
SOONER FANS SHARE BOWL EXPERIENCE
Oklahoma fans are renowned for their support of the Sooners. In addition to daily bowl coverage of the team during its week of preparation in Arizona for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the OU Athletics Department invited several fans to share their experiences leading up to the game. Read the first in their entries here:

Oklahoma Fans Share Their Bowl Experience
 
SOONERS BEGIN DAY TWO IN ARIZONA
Co-offensive coordinators Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell along with Ryan Broyles, Landry Jones, Eric Mensik and DeMarco Murray attended a press conference Monday morning at the Camelback Inn. Complete quotes are available here.
 
The Sooners have a brunch this morning followed by a special teams meeting and position meetings at the team hotel in Scottsdale. OU holds its second bowl practice at Scottsdale Community College this afternoon. We'll have coverage later today.
 
OKLAHOMA HEADLINES
OU Should be Able to Air It Out vs. UConn - The Oklahoman
Fiesta Bowl Mismatch Inspires Big Drama - Tulsa World
OU, UConn Arrive With Different Agendas - Arizona Republic
Tramel: Fiesta Bowl is No Sun Bowl - The Oklahoman
Sooners, UConn Fans Weigh In on Bowl - Arizona Republic
A Clean Bill of Health for Sooners - Norman Transcript
Tramel: Heupel a Head Coach One Day? - The Oklahoman
Oklahoma, UConn Arrive in Arizona - Associated Press
OU Ready to Begin New Bowl Tradition - Norman Transcript
Fiesta Bowl Will Be Played Indoors - The Oklahoman
Sooners to Face UConn Rushing Attack - The OU Daily
New Digs for Sooners in Scottsdale - The Oklahoman
 
UCONN HEADLINES
Todman Thrives Despite Constant Attention - Connecticut Post
Generett In, Lang Out for Fiesta Bowl - Hartford Courant
Out of the Snow, Into the Sunshine - Journal-Inquirer
Huskies Land in Arizona, Will Fans Follow? - Hartford Courant
Huskies Arrive in Arizona for Fiesta Bowl - Norwich Bulletin
UConn Arrives in Phoenix for Fiesta Bowl - Hartford Courant
 
  Sunday, December 26

Oklahoma arrived in Phoenix on Sunday and promptly got to work, holding the team's first bowl practice in Arizona in the afternoon at Scottsdale Community College. After practicing in its past two Fiesta Bowl trips (2006 and 2007) at Pinnacle High School, OU changed things up and chose to hold its workouts on the expansive green fields at the home of the Fighting Artichokes. View quotes from Oklahoma's arrival here.
 

 
View video of the Sooners warming up, a feature on the receivers and a video on the defensive line plus photos of the first practice by clicking the links to the right. Check back later for more coverage of the Sooners as the team continues its bowl preparations.
 

 
TEAM DEPARTS NORMAN
The team departs Norman today and will hold its first bowl practice in Arizona this afternoon. We'll post photos and short updates en route on OU's official Facebook page and Twitter feed. Check this page later in the day for complete coverage.
 
Here are a few, quick headlines this Sunday morning. Remember, visit this page throughout bowl week for exclusive coverage of the Sooners direct from team headquarters in Arizona. Boomer Sooner!

Oklahoma's Pryce Macon Hangs Tough - Tulsa World
Sooner Players Confident in Heupel - Norman Transcript
Frazer Must Lead Huskies in Fiesta Bowl - Norwich Bulletin
Sooners Lack a Special Teams Coach - The Oklahoman
Tailback Todman is Backbone for Huskies - Tulsa World
UConn Kicker Teggart Survives Gut Check - Connecticut Post
For OU's Stoops, Bowls Not Sunshine - Hartford Courant
Sooners Motivated for Fiesta Bowl - Norman Transcript
Tramel: Enjoy Ryan Broyles While You Can - The Oklahoman
UConn's Lutrus is Brookfield Football - Connecticut Post
UConn Braces for Big Loss on Tickets - Hartford Courant
Fiesta Bowl: Talking UConn With the Experts - The Oklahoman
 
  Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

The 2010 Big 12 champion Oklahoma Sooners will play in their eighth BCS game and 44th bowl game overall with an official invite from the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. OU will play the Big East champion UConn Huskies in Glendale, Ariz. The 40th Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will be played on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at 7 p.m on ESPN.

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BOWL TICKETS
The OU Athletics Ticket Office will be open Sunday, December 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to assist season ticket holders take orders for bowl tickets as long as availability exists. Contact the OU Athletics Ticket Office by phone at (405) 325-2424 or visit the ticket office online.
 
TICKETS FOR TROOPS
Again this bowl season, OU fans have an opportunity to provide tickets for members of the United States Military. Due to the overwhelming success and generosity during last year's Sun Bowl, the Tickets for Troops program is back for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
 
The program allows fans to purchase tickets for the Sooners' appearance in the Fiesta Bowl against the Connecticut Huskies on behalf of the troops. OU Athletics Department Officials will then distribute the tickets free of charge to military personnel. Tickets for Troops was launched last year prior to the Sun Bowl.
 
Tickets for Troops can be added to an existing order or added at the time of purchase. The tickets also can be purchased and donated by individuals who do not plan to attend the game. Orders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability. The ticket office can be reached call (800) 456-GoOU or online.