Oklahoma Sooners football tickets are one of the most important things to have if you are a resident of Stillwater, Oklahoma, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma or just a fan of a great college football team. The Sooners are a perennial national powerhouse on the college football landscape with arguably the best team in the history of the sport on a regular basis. This could be due to the fact that the state of Oklahoma truly gets behind this team like a city would a professional sports franchise. Before the recent rise of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, tickets for Oklahoma Sooners football were the only tickets worth having every fall and winter.
While the Oklahoma Sooners football program has existed since the late 19th Century, like many of the other state school football programs, they didn’t really become a team worth watching until the post World War II era. Before this, Bennie Owen was the coach and while the team was incredibly talented, the received little recognition on a national level, except for when they played their arch-rival to the south, the Texas Longhorns.
However, after World War II, Oklahoma Sooners football tickets were suddenly one of the hottest commodities in the state. This is because Bud Wilkinson took over as head coach. He had been a quarterback for the Minnesota Gophers and won three straight national championships with the team. By 1949, the Sooners were one of the top teams in the land, going undefeated that season, even though they weren’t given the national championship thanks to it being awarded to Notre Dame. College football has always been fickle in that sense. The following year however, they went undefeated again and on their first national championship in 1950. From 1953 to 1957, the Sooners did not lose a game, winning the national championship in 1955 and 1956 and had one of the most dominating runs of any college football team ever. Tickets for Oklahoma Sooners football suddenly reached a level that they have never fallen from.
They wouldn’t win another national championship until Barry Switzer took over the team in the Seventies and Eighties, guiding the Sooners to another two year stint as national champions in 1974 and 1975, his second and third year as head coach. Tickets to Oklahoma Sooners football games were some of the most expensive and hard to come by in the country at that point and this honor was well deserved. It would be another decade, but Switzer would finally bring a third national championship back to the Sooners in 1985, though he may have won more if there had been a playoff system. The Sooners won it again in 2000 under Bob Stoops and have always threatened to make a run at the championship over the past decade. It’s good to be a Sooners fan these days and Oklahoma Sooners football tickets are always sold out which is good for the school, the program and the state as a whole.