|| 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 26 national championships in men's and women's
sports, 251 team conference championships and more
than 800 All-Americans.
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.
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
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
|| From the President
"The Athletics Department makes an
important contribution to the spirit of our
entire institution and our determination
to be the best in every area. The ability
to win at life is the most important
impact of the department and all of its
staff members on our student-athletes.
The Athletics Department is dedicated
not only to the development of athletic
talent, but also to academic skills,
personal values and character."
- OU President David L. Boren
|| 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.