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The Sooner Club of Las Vegas

The Sooner Club of Las Vegas is a support group of the University of Oklahoma. Membership is open to alumni, friends and Sooner fans in the southern Nevada area.

Our purpose is to:

Provide fellowship for alumni and friends of OU

Encourage a better informed alumni body

Promote the interests and needs of the University in the community

Our main goal is to provide an annual academic scholarship to a graduating senior from the Clark County School District in Southern Nevada. Funds for the scholarship come from membership dues and tax-deductible donations from our members. They are matched dollar for dollar by the University, effectively doubling our scholarship amount.

We thank you for your continuing support.


CLUB OFFICERS
Glen Williams - President

Kevin Morsey - Vice President

Bryan Kurz - Scholarship Chair

Brian Nixon - Steering and Planning Committee Chair

For more information about the Sooner Club of Las Vegas, contact Glen Williams at ou1glen@gmail.com or call (702) 927-6184.


SOONER CLUB NEWS
Dues are due! Annual dues are $20. If you pay by check, please make it out to "OU Foundation." Members who pay by check will receive a receipt from the University for their taxes. You may pay with cash if you prefer, but you won't get a receipt. Dues are our primary source of money to fund our scholarship. Some of the cash donations are used to pay for halftime giveaways and our picnic. Send checks to: Sooner Club of Las Vegas / 8201 Hydra Lane / Las Vegas, NV 89128.


We are trying something different for our Watch Parties this season. We will split the games between La Piazza at 1000 N. Main Street (our home the past couple of years) and Juan's Flaming Fajitas & Cantina at 9640 West Tropicana (about 1 block west of Fort Apache). All morning games (games starting before 11:00 AM) will be at La Piazza. All games starting 11:00 AM or later will be at Juan's Flaming Fajitas & Cantina. This gives us a location in the central part of the valley and another in the southwest.


We have Sooner Club of Las Vegas T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and poker chips for sale. Contact Glen Williams at 702-927-6184 or ou1glen@gmail.com if you want to meet to purchase any of these items. All profits from the shirts and poker chips will go to our scholarship fund. T-shirts are $20, sweatshirts are $25 and hoodies are $30. Poker chips are $2 each, 3 for $5 or 7 for $10.


Check out our new website at www.SoonerClubofLasVegas.com. You can also Like us on Facebook. Tammi Tiger did an outstanding job creating both the website and our Facebook page for us and she is our Webmaster. You can also email us at SoonerClubofLasVegas@gmail.com.


OKLAHOMA VS TEXAS RECAP
I expected Oklahoma to come out with a fire in their bellies after losing a game to TCU they should have won by two touchdowns. I haven't seen such an anemic output from an Oklahoma offense in my life (at least not since the Blake era!). 29 yards total offense in the first half....are you kidding me? Someone needs to talk to Josh Heupel and tell him to stop trying to pound it up the gut repeatedly when the other team continually stops you for 1 or no yards. Use our speed to work the outside and when available, shoot the gaps. When our running backs can get in the opponents backfield, they can do some serious damage. When we keep wasting our first downs with little of no gains up the middle, we keep ending up in 2nd and long and 3rd and long, which hurts the offense. We only converted one third down all day against Texas! Shake up the play calling some. We are too predictable. The guys need to open their eyes too. On the double reverse, the second pitch should never have been made. Trevor needs to run the read option and keep it more and when the opponents linebackers are continually plugging the line or shooting the gaps to get to our QB, he needs to be throwing over the middle to our tight ends. Bell caught two passes all day. Trevor only completed 12 of 20. If it weren't for our special teams (Ross in particular) and Sanchez picking off another pass for a TD, we'd have gotten beat. Our defense spent way too much time on the field and was too tired to make plays. It was obvious in the first half and the fourth quarter. With fresh legs in the 3rd quarter and our offense finally starting to move the ball a bit, they were able to stay a little more rested and it showed in their ability to get after Swoopes. They also held Texas scoreless in the 3rd. We had so many three and outs in the first half, that they were on the field constantly and it showed. The defensive coverage needs to tighten up though. Too many times, Swoopes found open receivers between 5 to 15 yards right over the middle. Despite the anemic performance, we got the W and ultimately, that's what counts. Congrats to the team for gutting it out for another Red River victory. Any win over Texas is a good win. Under Stoops, we continue to bounce back after a loss. It doesn't get any easier with upcoming games against K-State, Baylor and Oklahoma State. We need to find our mojo now!


NEXT WATCH PARTY - OKLAHOMA vs KANSAS STATE in Norman
The OU vs K-State watch party will be on Saturday, October 18th, at La Piazza Italian Restaurant and Sports Bar at 1000 North Main Street, on the NE corner of Main and Washington. Kickoff time is 9:00 A.M. and the game will be on ESPN. La Piazza is part of the America's Best Value Inn. The property is fenced and you can park behind the bar in the hotel parking lot if there are no spaces available on the street side of the bar. You may bring your kids if you wish. It is a no smoking establishment until 11:00 P.M. when the kitchen closes.


MEMBERSHIP FORM
Yes, I want to be a member of the Sooner Club of Las Vegas. Annual membership in the Sooner Club of Las Vegas is $20 (Joint or Individual membership)

To become a member of the Sooner Club of Las Vegas, send a check payable to the OU Foundation and the following information:

Name

Spouse

Address

City/State/ZIP

Home Phone (optional)

Cell Phone (optional)

Email Address

To:

Sooner Club of Las Vegas

8201 Hydra Ln

Las Vegas, NV 89128


Last updated - 16 Sept 2014


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