Sooner Tradition


Crimson & Cream

There's Only One

The University of Oklahoma is home to one of the most storied intercollegiate athletics programs in the nation. The Sooners boast 38 national championships in men's and women's sports and 290 conference titles.

The success of OU's teams contribute to a sense of pride in the community and across the state. The very mention of the word "Sooners" evokes a sense of tradition and championships. Nationwide, Oklahoma is synonymous with winning.

From the Director

The pride in our program goes beyond the trophies and victories to the very things for which we stand. Throughout the department, OU's student-athletes, coaches and staff members are committed to our core values, a set of beliefs we use in making every decision.

Those values include respect, accountability for self and others, passion for comprehensive excellence, celebration of diversity and integrity in all our affairs.

Our commitment to these values allows us to view everything we do within the greater framework of our mission statement -- inspiring champions today and preparing leaders for tomorrow.

Like a mosaic, our combined commitment to the core values creates the picture of who we are as people and as Sooners. It helps us understand that we are a small part of the legacy of excellence that is Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Oklahoma.

- OU Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione

This is Oklahoma

Oklahoma is widely regarded as a leader in college athletics. Not only do the Sooners consistently perform at the highest levels, but also the way OU goes about winning championships is admired.

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