A tribute to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience:
*Robert LeGrande earned a bachelor's degree in safety engineering and a master's in adult education, both at the University of Central Oklahoma. The Edmond school was known as Central State in a time when the Bronchos dominated NAIA wrestling. LeGrande was a heavyweight who helped the Eddie Griffin-coached Bronchos win two national championships. Before college, LeGrande wrestled for Del City High School. He also played on the offensive line for the Eagles' state championship football team in 1976. LeGrande, 53, was a Shawnee resident at the time of death.
*Norman resident Stacy Wehrenberg died at age 52 from a rare form of breast cancer. The former Stacy Thrailkill graduated from Norman High School and then played for the Pride of Oklahoma marching band, which was directed by her father, Gene Thrailkill. Stacy, who worked 25 years for the university, was the sister of Sooners assistant women's basketball coach Chad Thrailkill.
*Bob Forrest was a longtime sports writer who was working for The Ada News at the time of death at age 59. Forrest had been in Oklahoma City recently to cover the fall state baseball tournaments. He covered horse racing for more than 15 years for the Tulsa World. The Ada News said Forrest apparently died in his sleep on Sept. 6 at his Konawa residence.
*The former Teresa Anderson was the 1962 football homecoming queen at Pond Creek High School. She earned an academic scholarship to Northwestern State in Alva and later married James Day. The mother of three died at age 65 while living in Houston.