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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
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 have two watch party locations. We 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 other website at www.SoonerClubofLasVegas.com. You can also Like us on Facebook. You can also email us at SoonerClubofLasVegas@gmail.com.


OKLAHOMA VS OKLAHOMA STATE RECAP
The Sooners snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against the Cowpokes. The Sugar Bowl last year was one of the best coached games I've seen in the Bob Stoops era. The game against Okie State on December 6, 2014 was one of the worst! Josh seems to have lost his edge when it comes to play calling and Bob made the biggest blunder of his OU coaching career. Barry Switzer used to say you run a play until the other team stops it. Josh seems to think you should run a play until it finally works! Despite having a lot of success running to the left or getting the ball to the outside on the right side with our speed, Josh persists in trying to gain yards right up the middle, even it the play has failed to gain more than a yard in the previous 7, 8 or 9 tries. He also has a tendency to run, run, run, one serious and then come out and throw, throw, throw the next, even if the run, run, run, produced a touchdown. If you're running sweeps and the other team can't stop you, KEEP RUNNING SWEEPS! Pull a guard or use your tight ends and Ripkowski to block and run the read option to the outside. There were a number of times Cody should have kept the ball and run with it. And after Perine went down, we had some success with Ross going outside. He's a speedster, not a bruiser. Stop trying to run him up the middle! I know that hind sight is 20/20, but before we took the penalty on the "running into the punter" play, I was calling for us to decline the penalty. We had OSU penned down at about the 15 with 1:01 to play and NO TIMEOUTS! I can't think of one instance I would ever re-punt in that situation. And I'm not making the Bob bucks! I'm sure there are people in Oklahoma calling for Bob's job. I'm not one of them. He's a great coach and a proven winner. But, Bob, you need to seriously shake up your coaching staff. You also need to find some DB's who can play man-to-man coverage like the DB's for TCU and Baylor. We need help at wide receiver too. We've got a great running game with Perine, but Ross and Ford should get more carries in a game. We need to replace Darryl Williams in the best offensive line in the country. They only allowed 8 sacks all year.


RUSSELL ATHLETIC BOWL WATCH PARTY

We will be watching the Sooners vs. Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl on 29 December at Juan's Flaming Fajitas and Cantina. Kickoff is 2:30 PM on ESPN. Yes, it is on a Monday. It's in the remodeled Citrus Bowl stadium in Orlando. We played Clemson there back in the 80's and lost. Let's hope coaches get the guys ready to play and represent the University. Trevor Knight has been cleared to play and is practicing.


Our Favorite Links

University of Oklahoma Website
The Oklahoma Daily Online
A Tulsa Sooner website
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