Mossman Prophecies No. 006
July 2, 2007
The great myths and mysteries of our day include the
Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, UFO’s and the relationship
of University of Oklahoma men’s basketball ticket
purchases to Sooner football games.
I am clueless as to the existence of the first three,
but I can tell you beyond the shadow of a plaster cast
footprint or fuzzy video that the fourth can be dispelled
without a doubt.
There may have been a time when a patron could pad
a football seat through the purchase of a basketball
ticket, but that is no longer the case and it hasn’t
been for some time now.
If seating location at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma
Memorial Stadium, the Red River Rivalry or a bowl game
is the goal for an OU fan, basketball is not the way
to get there.
Here is the simple example ...
Let’s say that last year Billy Boomer bought
two season tickets for men’s basketball. For
that purchase, Billy received two priority points,
one for each ticket, from the Sooner Club.
Billy’s brother, Bobby, bypassed the basketball
tickets and instead took that same $600 and gave it
directly to the Sooner Club. He received 18 points
for that year and will receive six points for every
year that the account remains active.
That’s because donors receive three points
for every $100 donated in the first year and one point
per hundred in every subsequent year.
Purchasing season tickets in any OU sport is certainly
a way to accumulate priority points. Donating money
to the department does the same thing only at an accelerated
rate. Doing both is the best way to maximize the point
The athletics department encourages fans to purchase
tickets and donate to the Sooner Club. Both are important
to the existence and improvement of Sooner Athletics.
Some myths will live forever. The fact that Nessie,
Sasquatch and aliens are still talked about in 2006
tells us that much. But this basketball thing needs
to go away. It simply is not true.
If you need a reason to grab up men’s basketball
tickets, do so because it launches Jeff Capel’s
program and supports the Sooners. That evidence is
tangible and true.
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Kenny Mossman, Associate Athletics Director for
Communications, provides his perspective on Oklahoma
Athletics in his regular column on SoonerSports.com.