NORMAN, Okla. -- Opened in 1928 in the middle of the University of Oklahoma campus, McCasland Field House served as home to the OU men's basketball team for 48 seasons. As building occupants, the Sooners won seven conference titles, participated in two NCAA Tournament Final Fours and saw 11 different players combine for 16 All-America honors.
But the venue formerly known just as the "OU Field House" has hosted a wealth of prominent non-sporting events, as well.
Numerous big-name musicians, comedians and politicians have taken the stage inside the now-85-year-old building. Were you there for any of them? See our list below:
Paul Whiteman (October 1928)
Duke Ellington (March 1956)
Ray Conniff and Orchestra (October 1960)
Ray Charles (April 1962)
Kingston Trio (April 1962)
Henry Mancini (November 1963)
Johnny Mathis (February 1967)
Roger Miller (October 1967)
Lou Rawls (November 1967)
Simon and Garfunkel (April 1968)
Dick Gregory (September 1968)
Bill Cosby (October 1968)
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (November 1968)
Aretha Franklin (April 1969)
Dionne Warwick (September 1969)
Sonny & Cher (October 1969)
Jose Feliciano (December 1969)
Three Dog Night (April 1970)
Jimi Hendrix (May 1970)
Grand Funk Railroad (September 1970)
Moody Blues (December 1970)
Future President Jimmy Carter (September 1976)
President Bill Clinton (January 2008)
The Sooner men's basketball team returns to OU's historic Field House on Monday, Dec. 31 (New Year's Eve) for its game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Tip is slated for 2 p.m. Tickets are just $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 2-12 and available online now.
The game, and our 10-day countdown, will highlight OU's basketball success in the 1940s with a focus on the 1946-47 season. The Sooners made their second trip to the Final Four under head coach Bruce Drake in March of '47. Check back each day for features, photos and video as OU celebrates the Field House Series.