Warning: Counterfeit tickets being soldBefore handing over cash for tickets to Saturday’s OU-Texas Tech showdown, fans should be careful they’re getting the real thing. Norman law enforcement agencies are cautioning buyers to be wary of tickets offered by unauthorized outlets after a flurry of counterfeit ticket activity in Texas. More than 500 people were reportedly caught in scams by suspects who sold counterfeit tickets to the recent Texas Tech-Texas game. Those tickets were reportedly distinguishable from genuine tickets only when compared side by side, revealing slightly blurred lines and faded color on the fakes. The counterfeit tickets were sold for $250 to $350 apiece. Authorities recommend buying tickets only from established commercial outlets or from familiar resellers.
TOP PROSPECT VISITINGLouisiana wide receiver prospect Ruben Randle is starting his official visits this weekend. First stop: Oklahoma, according to Sporting News Today. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Randle is a five-star prospect, the nation’s No. 1-rated receiver and the No. 2 overall prospect by Rivals.com. He holds offers from many schools, including OU. EYE OF TEXAS
Plenty of teams with title hopes — Big 12 and national — will be closely monitoring what happens in Norman on Saturday night. The OU-Texas Tech game carries implications for many who would benefit from a Red Raiders loss. Count Texas among them, although for some Longhorns, actually cheering for the Sooners is apparently too much to ask. "No chance,” said Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle. "I’m probably not even going to watch it.”
QUOTABLE"We lost our first one. We don’t want to lose our last one.” OU senior wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias on losing his first home game to TCU in 2005. Saturday is Senior Night for him and 19 other Sooner seniors. BY JOHN HELSLEY