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by Bryan Terry and Jim Beckel and Nate Billings and Steve Sisney and Chris Landsberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm •  Published: October 9, 2008
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
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

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, 200. BY TY RUSSELL, THE OKLAHOMAN
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, 200. BY TY RUSSELL, THE OKLAHOMAN

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 (OU) and the University of Texas Longhorns (UT) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007. By Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma fans taunt the Texas flag corps during the first half of the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Texas Longhorns (UT) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007. By Nate Billings, 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
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

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
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

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.
OU fans reach out to celebrate OU's 12-0 win over Texas with Cory Bennett (97) Saturday, October 9, 2004, in Dallas.

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
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

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, greets the players as they get off the bus before the start of the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Texas Longhorns (UT) at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, in Dallas, Texas  By CHRIS LANDSBERGER, The Oklahoman
Sooner fan Jan Gillespie, of Norman, greets the players as they get off the bus before the start of the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Texas Longhorns (UT) at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, in Dallas, Texas By CHRIS LANDSBERGER, 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

-Nate Billings

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by Bryan Terry
Photographer
Bryan Terry is a native of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yukon High School. He first picked up a camera while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. After working for the school newspaper, The Vista, he interned at The Oklahoman. He...
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by Jim Beckel
Photographer
Jim Beckel been a member of The Oklahoman's photo staff for 25 years. During that time, he and his cameras have covered virtually every type of news and feature story imaginable, traveling to all regions of Oklahoma to document events and provide...
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by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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by Steve Sisney
Photographer
Steve Sisney—married Brenda Joyce (Pierce) of Velma, Oklahoma in 1977. They have three children—Brent, Jason, and Tana; and four grandchildren. Sisney has been a staff photographer for The Oklahoman since 1987. He has photographed presidents...
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by Chris Landsberger
Assistant Photography Editor
Chris Landsberger is a native of Oklahoma and, as a photographer, has been able to travel coast to coast and everywhere in between to cover news for the last 13 years. He has been a part history that included coverage of Oklahoma City bomber...
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