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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." Dues go into our Scholarship Fund and are tax deductible. You may pay with cash if you prefer. Send checks to: Sooner Club of Las Vegas / 8201 Hydra Lane / Las Vegas, NV 89128.


WATCH PARTY LOCATION
We will be looking for a new watch party location for the 2016 football season. La Piazza closed its doors on 8 February 2016. It will become an Alcohol and Drug Rehab Center. If anyone has any suggestions for a new location, please contact Glen Williams @ 702-927-6184 and we will check it out. Joe (of La Piazza) is looking to purchase another bar and will keep me in the loop when he opens his new one. He would love to have us back.


SOONER CLUB of LAS VEGAS MERCHANDISE
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.


SOONER CLUB MEDIA
Check out our other website at www.SoonerClubofLasVegas.com. You can also Like us on Facebook or email us at SoonerClubofLasVegas@gmail.com.


OKLAHOMA RECRUITING
Bob Stoops and his coaches have amassed a pretty good recruiting class. We got three recruits from Baja Oklahoma (Texas), two each from Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana and California and one each from Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. You can check out video clips of each recruit on www.soonersports.com. I suggest you view the clip for Austin (QB) from Waxhaw, NC. The very first play is a TD pass that travels 50-51 yards in the air and is right on the money. Another to check out is Caleb Kelly, a 5 Star linebacker, 6'3 - 225, from Fresno. We picked up 15 high school players and 4 JC transfers on the first signing day of the National Letter of Intent period.


SOONER HOOPS!
UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE! In the previous recap of the TTech and KU games, I pointed out that we had too many bad turnovers that ultimately cost us both of those games, missed too many free throws and expressed the point that Kadeem Lattin and Ryan Spangler both needed to rebound better and play closer to the rim on offense and score more in the paint and not from the outside. They should leave the three point shots to Hield, Cousins and Woodard. I also stated they WOULD NOT WIN their first National Championship if they didn't work on their inside game. I'm not ready to say they are back in the National Title hunt, but the Sooners took a big step on the road at West by God Virginia on Saturday, Feb 20th. They made an effort to get the ball to Lattin and Spangler under the basket and rebounded much better, out-rebounding WVA by 9. I still saw Kadeem try to hit a jumper from 12-15 feet from the left side of the hoop, but he got some baskets from underneath, blocked some shots and hit some free throws. All-in-all, it was a good game for Kadeem. Buddy ended up with 29, but he needs to stop trying to drive to the foul line. He turns the ball over too often when he drives into traffic. I think he's showing some signs of fatigue from all the extra shooting he does before every game. He has not been as hot from the three point line the last four or five games. Part of that though could be because every team is trying to shut him down. A couple have been successful for a half and a few have held him under 20, but he usually gets his points. That's a tribute to Buddy and how hard he plays. The biggest improvement in Saturday's game was in the turnover department. OU turned over WVA a lot and we did not turn it over very much. Keep up the good work guys! Keep working on the inside game too! One cold shooting night from behind the arc can knock you out of the tourney. If you can take it inside when the shots aren't falling, you're still in the game!

Our Favorite Links

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