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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 TECH RECAP
This game started out very slow. It appeared Josh Heupel didn't read the reports about how terrible the Red Raiders rush defense was and was more concerned with running the passing game with Cody Thomas at the helm than running the ball down the Red Raider's throats. Cody showed he's a work in progress. He threw three pics in the first half. Everyone at the watch party was watching in amazement as Mahomes continued to expose our secondary by dropping bombs over the top of our D. It reminded me of the San Diego State game we played back during the "Blake" era. We went down to San Diego and got blown out by a team we would typically beat by three or four TDs. I'm not sure what Bob Stoops said at halftime, but when we came out and started running the ball at will, tensions relaxed at Juan's Flaming Fajitas. Tech could not stop our running game...go figure! Had we run the ball from the get go, Samaje Perine could have broken the single game rushing record just set in the Wisconsin blow out of Nebraska. As it was, he finished with over 200 yards! Cody also rushed for over 100 yards, so the question for Josh is, "What were you thinking in the first half?"
We have Kansas at home this week, another juggernaut, or at least they played like one against TCU last week. Josh needs to read the reports on KU and whatever their weaknesses are and attack that. You build an offensive plan for each game based on the other team's weaknesses. Take what they give you...kind of like Baylor did to us. We wanted to give them easy yards on every play, so that's what they took! The offense doesn't have to look the same each week. As for the D, maybe it's time to ask for volunteers to come in and play in the secondary. Anyone think they can cover a receiver? Get it there and give it a try. It couldn't hurt. The guys we have playing now don't understand the term "cover your man." If your running deep, don't worry about the QB running. Our linebackers are supposed to cover him. You cover your man!! Don't let him go free behind you or in the end zone. It's game 11 guys. You should know how to cover by now and if you can't, then let Mike Stoops know so he can put someone in that can do the job.
TREVOR NOMINATED FOR WUERFFEL TROPHY
Quarterback Trevor Knight is one of 12 finalists for the 2014 Wuerffel Trophy presented by the All Sports Association, Inc. in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The Wuerffel Trophy annually honors the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement. Oklahoma’s sophomore team captain is the only finalist from a Big 12 Conference school. The San Antonio, Texas, native owns an 11-3 record as Oklahoma’s starter and was named the MVP of the Allstate Sugar Bowl after guiding the Sooners to a 45-31 in that contest. Knight was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after leading OU to a 59-14 win at Iowa State as he joined Josh Heupel as just the second quarterback in Oklahoma history to register three rushing touchdowns and three touchdown passes in the same game. You can read the rest of this article at www.soonersports.com. It's a well deserved nomination for an outstanding young man.
NEXT WATCH PARTY - OKLAHOMA vs KANSAS
The OU vs Kansas watch party will be on Saturday, November 22nd. The game is at 9:00 A.M. on Fox Sports 1 (Channel 219 on DirecTV). We'll be watching the game at La Piazza Italian Restaurant and Sports Bar at 1000 North Main Street. It's on the NE corner of Main and Washington, about 1/2 mile due north of the Main Street Station Hotel and Casino.
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