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Sooner Schooner advances in NCAA Football 12 traditions contest

NewsOK.com Sports Staff Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm •  Published: June 22, 2011
Screen grab from NCAA 12 of the OU Schooner. PHOTO PROVIDED
Screen grab from NCAA 12 of the OU Schooner. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Sooner’s official mascot, Sooner Schooner, is one of the eight finalists left in EA SPORTS NCAA Football 12 college football traditions voting competition at ESPN.com/sportsnation.

Last week the Sooners faced Texas’ Bevo and Big Bertha in video game version of the Red River Rivalry and won with 61 percent of the vote compared to Texas’ 39 percent. The tournament is bracket-style and started with 16 teams with well-known pre-game traditions.

The voting for the quarterfinal round ends on Monday, June 27 and Oklahoma will be facing off with former Big 12 rival Nebraska Cornhuskers and their Tunnel Walk.

The announcement of the winner will be held every Tuesday on ESPN’s “SportsNation” at 4 p.m. EST on ESPN2 and the school voted with the best tradition will be announced Tuesday, July 12, NCAA Football 12’s release date.

Vote at ESPN.com/sportsnation if you would like to see Sooner Schooner crowned champion.

The final eight are listed below:

· Notre Dame “Play Like a Champion” (1) vs. Georgia Uga (8)

· LSU Mike the Tiger (12) vs. Florida State Chief Osceola/Renegade (4)

· Michigan Go Blue (11) vs. Clemson Howard’s Rock (3)

· Oklahoma Sooner Schooner (10) vs. Nebraska Tunnel Walk (15)

 

– Tariq Lee, Staff Writer

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