OU football notebook: Barry Switzer, Allstate raffling off Sugar Bowl tickets

Fans can register between noon and 5 p.m. at Sooner Mall in Norman. A pair of tickets will be given away each hour beginning at 12:45 p.m.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: December 13, 2013

OU fans can donate any dollar amount that will be used to purchase Sugar Bowl tickets for military personnel from New Orleans or the surrounding area.

There is no minimum or maximum amount that fans can contribute.

For more information, visit SoonerSports.com.


Oklahoma senior linebacker Corey Nelson is still waiting for the NCAA to rule on his appeal for a fifth year of eligibility, he told The Oklahoman this week.

Nelson was having the best season of his career before a torn pectoral muscle ended it in OU's Oct. 5 win over TCU. He initially appealed to the Big 12 Conference for a medical redshirt, but was denied, forcing him to appeal to the NCAA.

Nelson played as a true freshman, so he's never used a redshirt season.

NCAA rules state that to receive a medical redshirt, a player cannot have appeared in more than 30 percent of his team's games.

OU sources have indicated that Nelson's chances at winning his appeal to the NCAA are very slim.


Registration is now open for Oklahoma's “Women's Football Tee,” an all-access OU football experience exclusively for women scheduled for Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Switzer Center.

Coach Bob Stoops and his staff will host the event, which will include on-field and classroom instruction on football.

Participants will also be invited to view a closed scrimmage.

Registration costs $100. Spots are limited, and participants must reserve their place in advance. For more information, visit SoonerSports.com.


Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, on the Southeastern Conference:

“Every time you step on the field with a Southeastern Conference team, they're very well coached and they play very hard. They're very complete when you look at any of these top Southeastern Conference teams. … (Alabama is) possibly the best team in the country. … We're certainly going to have to play our very best to win.”

by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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