Boomer and Sooner are the costumed mascots that represent
the University of Oklahoma and the OU Athletics Department.
The characters are an extension of the Sooner Schooner
and its horses to be enjoyed by fans -- especially
children -- at all OU athletics contests. Boomer and
Sooner feature traditional collegiate gear as part
of their regular uniforms, but they also don team uniforms
for football and men's and women's basketball games.
The pair were introduced at the Big Red Rally on campus
on August 26, 2005. A number of groups participated
in the process of researching and devising the new
mascots over a period of nearly three years. The OU
Athletics Department and student leaders recognized
the need for a mascot to provide representation at
all OU athletics contests as well as attend charity
events and visit children's hospitals. With that in
mind, student congress passed a resolution in favor
of the development and implementation of a unified
mascot. The Mascot Committee was formed and began work
on what would become Boomer and Sooner.
The role of the Sooner Schooner, one of the most recognized
symbols in all of intercollegiate athletics, does not
change. The Schooner is the official mascot of the
University of Oklahoma.
Completed tryout packets (application, release form & $20 tryout fee) are due in the Spirit Office no later than Monday, April 1st, 2013. After reviewing all of the applications we will have callbacks, by appointment, during the weeks of April 8th and 15th. For more information please contact the OU Spirit Office at (405) 325-8366.
| 2013-14 Mascot
| 2013-14 OU