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OU football: A closer look at Headington Hall, OU's 'game changer' of a residence hall

OU has opened its new, $75 million residence hall. The state-of-the-art structure, located at the corner of Jenkins and Lindsey, will be fully funded and operated by the OU athletic department.
by Jason Kersey Published: July 28, 2013

Castiglione and football coach Bob Stoops have frequently used the phrase “game changer” to describe the impact they expect Headington Hall to have for OU's athletic department, in terms of recruiting, convenience and comfort for student-athletes.

“Few places have a chance to put everything under one roof and located so perfectly right in the basic center of the campus where people can walk to class easily,” Castiglione said. “Student-athletes can get to many of the athletic facilities in which they train or in some cases compete. The various elements of this facility — one in particular would be the dining facility — that has been really an expression of everything state-of-the-art about nutrition opportunities.”

Castiglione added that he hasn't come across another facility in the country that compares to Headington Hall.

“I think it really sets the standard,” Castiglione said. “Anytime we try to do something here at Oklahoma, it's to create a standard of excellence and to uphold anything that allows us to pursue excellence. I think at this point, it stands alone in its uniqueness, its sustainability, its services to the students who live here and use it on a daily basis.”