Jan Gillespie from Norman, Okla, yells at Texas fan Sam Hilpirt, from Denton, Texas, in the West End District of Dallas, October 7, 2005. BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN
As the annual big football game between OU and Texas approaches, I thought I’d post some pictures from previous years. The set today is of the fans. Although the action of the game is always good, the fans really make the atmosphere.
By the way, the woman in the above photo, Jan Gillespie, is such a vocal fan that we seem to get great pictures of her every year. I put a second picture of her in this collection because her screaming is just that good. Enjoy.
Oklahoma RUF/NEKS President Sean Hood shaves the hair of Silver Spur Byton McCaffree after OU’s win over Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Oct. 7, 2000. BY TY RUSSELL, THE OKLAHOMAN
Alan Simpson of Norman, Okla., shows his support for OU over Texas, with his tattoos, prior to the University of Oklahoma Sooners college football game against the University of Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Saturday, October 8, 2005. BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma fans taunt the Texas flag corps during the first half of the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the University of Texas Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN
Fans wait for the teams to arrive before the football game between the OU Sooners and UT Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, in Dallas. BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN
A group of OU fans stop at the Texas state line the day before the Oklahoma vs. Texas college football game, Friday, October 8, 2004. BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN
OU fans reach out to celebrate OU’s 12-0 win over Texas with Cory Bennett (97) Saturday, October 9, 2004, in Dallas. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN
A screaming OU fan gives the inverted ‘Horns sign during the OU-Texas game, October 11, 2003. OU beat Texas, 65-13. BY JIM BECKL, THE OKLAHOMAN
Sooner fan Jan Gillespie, of Norman, Okla., greets the players as they get off the bus before the game between the Oklahoma and Texas at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, in Dallas. BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN