A week after Oklahoma State announced that the football program set a season-ticket sales record, Oklahoma announced its 14th straight sellout season on Friday.
Oklahoma now has a streak of 80 straight sellouts at Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. That's a school record that dates back to before the arrival of coach Bob Stoops.
During those years, the season-ticket renewal rate has been at 90 percent or higher every year. Last season, the stadium hosted 85,161 fans every game. That's more than the 82,112 capacity, meaning the stadium is operating at 104 percent of its official capacity.
This year's contests against Notre Dame and Oklahoma State are both sold out. According to OU's athletic department, based on returned tickets from Florida A&M, Baylor, Kansas and Kansas State, less than 200 tickets per game are still available.
OU also set an annual donation record, receiving almost $21 million in annual donations from the Sooner Club. More than 10,600 members donated.
STILLS: BROWN AND METOYER BRING PLAYMAKING ABILITY
After an offseason of question marks about who besides Kenny Stills would even make a catch for the Sooners, it's now unclear which of the wide receivers will have the most catches.
Stills doesn't seem fazed by having to share the passes from fourth-year starter Landry Jones with newcomers like Justin Brown and Trey Metoyer. He sees it as a benefit.
“It's just added a lot of playmakers for us,” Stills said. “Everybody can make a play. I can do it, Trey can do it, Justin can do it. He has a ton of experience … Trey doesn't have a lot of experience in the stadium yet, but he plays like he does. It's very exciting for us.”
WRIGHT: ‘PUPS' NEED LOTS OF IMPROVEMENT
Defensive ends coach Bobby Jack Wright has said his two true freshmen, Michael Onuoha and Charles Tapper, won't redshirt this season.
That makes sense since the two will be needed with David King's changing role and tackle Stacy McGee's indefinite suspension.
But still, the two are very raw and haven't begun to tap their full potential yet. Wright was asked what improvements they need to make.
“Get the laundry list out and we'll go from A to Z,” Wright said. “They need every bit of it. They're true freshmen — pups. They don't know what's coming at them or what hit them. They don't even know after the play is over.”