A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience:
*Col. Jack Van Pool was an exceptional athlete before starting a distinguished, 28-year career in the Army. Van Pool was the first player in state history to make All-State in three sports (football, basketball, baseball) during the same academic year. He quarterbacked Capitol Hill High School to a 12-0 state championship season in 1949; the 6-foot, 170-pounder ran for a touchdown and threw for another as the Redskins beat Seminole, 28-14. Van Pool played football and baseball for Oklahoma; he replaced injured Gene Calame at quarterback and helped the Sooners beat top-ranked Maryland 7-0 in the 1954 Orange Bowl. He died Jan. 13 at age 81.