OU Finalizes 2009 Football Slate

From SoonerSports.com:

Oklahoma and Miami, whose original football date in 2009 was lost to a facility conflict at Dolphin Stadium, have rescheduled the game to Oct. 3 and the Sooner program has completed its schedule for next season.

The Alumni Association had previously said “this spring” to set a date for Homecoming/Reunion, but given the schedule as listed here, it’s likely to be either vs. Baylor on October 10 or vs. Kansas State on Halloween. If you’re thinking, “Ooh, Baylor, we want a team we can beat,” remember the last time we played Baylor for homecoming—four years ago, in the Bomar era—and that it went into double-overtime before the Sooners pulled it out.

As the Athletic Department points out:

The three Football Bowl Subdivision teams on the non-conference slate were a combined 28-12 last season and all three played in bowl games. Including the Big 12 schedule, OU’s 2009 slate will include eight bowl teams from the previous season.

Which is a way of saying “Yes, we realize Idaho State is a I-AA team, now called ‘Football Championship Subdivision,’ but did you read how hard it was just to get the previously scheduled Miami date to work out? And they’ve kind of gone downhill since we set the home-and-home series, but we’re hoping they pull it back out.” Four of the eight bowl teams won their bowls after the 2008 season.

As you would expect, our Events calendar is updated with the dates and locations (the home team is listed first, but I don’t know who the home team is for the Jerry Jones Invitational on September 5 yet), so if you subscribe to it in iCal or Google Calendar or Vista Calendar, you should already have the dates on your schedule. Yay!