Last night’s 52-21 victory over Baylor puts our Sooners at 9-1 and, with Ohio State’s loss, at #4 in the BCS ratings, behind LSU, Oregon, and (yes, I know, but it’s true) Kansas. There’s a lot yet to be determined as the Sooners travel to Texas Tech on Saturday night, and host the
Oklahoma A&M Aggies OSU Cowboys a week later.
The Pride is so busy during that same period that we may have to start a Red Bull Scholarship (“Red and White Bull?”). The entire Pride will be in Guthrie on Friday for the Centennial Statehood Day Parade on, appropriately enough, the 100th anniversay of Oklahoma Statehood. Then a pep band takes off for Lubbock in preparation for the game, which was set this week for a 7:00 PM kickoff and primetime coverage on ABC-TV.
And then it’s off to the Big Apple to represent Oklahoma in the Macy’s® Thanksgiving Day Parade! Although the parade will be televised on both NBC and CBS television networks, NBC has paid for the rights to the parade, so only NBC can show the performances in Herald Square, where The Pride will perform its show.
The bad news is that, because NBC time-shifts Today to air from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM in all time zones, the network is doing the same for the parade. It starts at 9:00 AM EST (8:00 AM CST), but airs at 9:00 PM in all time zones. That means it’s delayed by one hour here in Oklahoma. The CBS broadcast is live in the Central time zone (at least here in the OKC area), but as noted above, will not include The Pride‘s prepared performance. (We should also note that since most local TV stations around the country still lack the ability to record and rebroadcast HDTV signals, NBC’s coverage will be in standard definition, not high definition. CBS’s coverage is SD as well.)
The Pride then rushes back to Norman to prepare for Bedlam two days later. Kickoff time is not set yet, but we hope it will be set by Monday—hopefully before we see you all at the Wind Symphony and Symphony Band concert tomorrow night! Our Events calendar is current as of tonight, and we’ll update it with more Pride appearances as we know about them.
Update: This news story from last week says that ABC-TV has one “six-day option” left and is using it on the OU-OSU and KU-MU games on November 24. If ABC chooses to air KU-MU in primetime, OU-OSU will air on Fox Sports Net and kickoff at 2:30 PM CST. If ABC chooses to air the OU-OSU game, it will kickoff at 7:00 PM CST. But we won’t know until Sunday, November 18. Sorry.