Oklahoma: Big 12 South Champs!

See, that’s why they play the games. :-):

It went down to the last play of the regular season, but with OU going undefeated since Texas, and that team’s spectacular meltdown in its final two games, the Sooners are the undisputed, unshared champs of the Big 12 South division. That sends them to beautiful (it really is lovely) Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Saturday night to play Nebraska for the 2006 Big 12 Championship! BOOMER SOONER!

The Pride members voted to perform the 2006 Movie Show at Stillwater, and the entire troupe came back to Norman on Friday night for a full rehearsal, followed by another rehearsal on Saturday morning at 7 A.M. (happy thanksgiving) and the full-day trip to Payne County. They also spent time working on the “next” show, and now we know that’s coming up Saturday night, not just at the bowl game! Check out the entire day in images via the Pride’s photo album of this 12th and final 2006 regular season game.

For the Big 12 Championship, The Pride will perform the Salute to Queen and the classic Sing, Sing, Sing. The plan had been for a longer show, but the Big 12 has not alloted enough time for a full three-song show.

The bowl options for the Sooners seem to have narrowed: the Fiesta Bowl (almost certainly vs. Boise State) if they win on Saturday, and either the Gator Bowl (probably vs. Clemson) or the Cotton Bowl (probably vs. Auburn) if Nebraska wins. Those three teams are probably going to those three bowl games in some distribution. All are played on January 1, 2007, so carve out some TV time on New Year’s Day if you can’t make it to {Glendale | Jacksonville | Dallas}!

The Huskers clinched the Big 12 North weeks ago and finished 9-3, the same as Texas – in fact, Oklahoma leads the entire Big 12 at 10-2 (or, more accurately, 10-1-Oregon). They’ll play a tough game in a cold environment – the temperature at Arrowhead that day is supposed to be between 38°F and 24°F, probably below freezing at kickoff. The game will be televised nationally in high definition by ABCSports ESPN on ABC at 7 PM CST Saturday night – tune in!

We’re still wondering if someone wants to do basketball and basketball band posting like this for the just started season – contact the Webmaster if you’re interested!