Play Like A Champion
|What's a Sooner?||Sooner Magic|
|National Championships||Sooner Schooner|
|Conference Titles||OU Spirit Squad|
|Crimson & Cream||Pride of Oklahoma|
|Fight Song||University History|
|Play Like a Champion||Norman History|
Play Like a Champion
As the team enters the field, the Sooners run under a crimson banner flanked by flags representing each of Oklahoma's seven national championships. The banner displays 'Play Like a Champion' on the side facing the players and 'Oklahoma Sooners' on the side facing the field.
On the third floor of the Barry Switzer Center, one of the early 'Play Like A Champion Today' signs that once hung in Bud Wilkinson's office sits in a glass display. Wilkinson coached OU from 1947-63.
When did Oklahoma first use the slogan? No one can provide a definitive answer. The origin of the saying, which is also associated with Notre Dame's program, is not known.