OU 40, Bowling Green 24

A record crowd of 84,319 fans watched the Sooners open their season with a fine victory over Bowling Green in a bright, sun-drenched, muggy Memorial Stadium on Saturday. They also saw The Pride of Oklahoma open its Centennial Celebration season with a halftime show of “Cuban Fire,” featuring music from Arturo Sandoval and Gloria Estefan.

They also saw the debut of the newly-recharted interlocking OU formation – hope you saw it – it looks just like the one on the 50-yard line! It was also “Proud Pride Parents” day for 2004, and the halftime announcements thanked all Pride parents for their support and love. Registered parents also received Pride Parents T-shirts, and enjoyed a post-game lunch and photos at Catlett Music Center. We hope many of you were there, passing along the Pride tradition!

Coming up next: a 6PM kickoff Saturday night as the Sooners host the University of Houston. The game opens TBS Superstation’s Big PlayStation Saturday season of prime-time college football telecasts, so it’s available nationally via cable or satellite.

Saturday is September 11, a date none of us will forget. At halftime, the Pride welcomes The Spirit of Houston, led by Pride alumni David Bertman, in a special patriotic tribute featuring both bands. If you get to the game, don’t forget the Pride’s pre-game concert outside Jacobsen Hall (just east of the North Oval) at 4:30 PM, and the post-game concert on the field.

Less than seven weeks to homecoming and the Centennial Celebration! BOOMER SOONER!