26 Reasons Why The University Of Oklahoma Is The Best University To Ever Grace This Earth


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1. David Boren

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David Boren has been around for almost 20 years now and has been nothing short of awesome for the university. He simply is the best.

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Also, who else can split the president and vice president like this?

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2. Norman is the best town ever.

Close enough to OKC, but just far enough away that we aren’t really a part of it. Norman has everything you need. It was voted the top six small town in the U.S.A. in 2008!

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3. OU currently ranks No. 1 in the nation among all public universities in the number of freshman National Merit Scholars enrolled.

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4. OU is a leader among all U.S. universities in international exchange programs. One in four OU students study abroad.

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5. The meteorology program also consistently ranks among the top five meteorologist programs in the country.

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6. Robert Anthony “Bob” Stoops. The man brought OU back from the dark ages to being an annual top five contender.

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He even showed up (bottom left with the visor on) unannounced to help clean up after the tornados hit Moore, Oklahoma, in May.

Apparently Bob Stoops showed up at a site and blended in for about 30 min before they figured it out (left):

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Apparently Bob Stoops showed up at a site and blended in for about 30 min before they figured it out (left):


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7. Barry and Bud. If you don’t know who these two are then I feel bad for you.

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8. The two best players in the NFL and NBA are OU alums.

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9. The Sooners have a little brother called Oklahoma State that they get to make fun of whenever they want.

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11. The fact that Texas’ stadium is actually named after a Sooner alum, Darrell Royal

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13. The football team holds the NCAA record for most consecutive wins by a major college program at 47 straight. This streak will probably never be beaten.

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14. The softball team just won the national championship.

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15. Have I mentioned the football team is awesome?

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16. The queso at The Mont near campus is the best thing that could ever touch your lips.

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17. Sam Noble Museum, which is on campus, is one of the world’s largest university-based natural history museums. It’s home to the largest land-vertebrae skull ever found, from a pentaceratops that towers at over 10 feet high

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18. The other on-campus museum, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, is incredible. It’s multiple collections have a value of over $100 million which includes paintings by Degas, Monet, van Gogh, and Renoir

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19. Rapper Busta Rhymes is named after a former Sooner football player Buster Rhymes.

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20. The band Kings of Leon are fans even though none of them attended the university.

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The drummer sometimes even has the OU logo taped to his drum set, as well as a mini helmet with him up on stage.

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21. Actress Olivia Munn graduated with a degree in journalism from OU in 2002.

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22. And Ed Harris also attended OU.

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23. Fred Haise, class of 1959, was an astronaut on Apollo 13. He was played by Bill Paxton in the film.

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24. This is the main library: Bizzell. Have you ever seen something so gorgeous? It belongs in Disney World.

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The Great Reading Room inside the library is also breathtaking.

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Students actually had a flash rave in the library back in 2010 where over 3,000 students showed up during finals week.

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25. If you kiss someone in the spoonholder in the north oval, you’re destined to get married.

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26. And finally, O’Connell’s. BEST. BAR. EVER.

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