OU Football: Saturday's Spring Game fan details and schedule of events
Kickoff for the 2017 OU Spring Game presented by U.S. Fleet Tracking is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
Fans can purchase $5 seats at SoonerSports.com or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (405) 325-2424 or toll free at (800) 456-4668.
OU students will receive free admission to the game by showing a current school I.D. at Gates 5 and 7.
All seating is general admission for the Spring Game and all normal game entry policies remain in place relative to permitted items. Most campus parking lots will be open and free of charge for fans.
See below for additional information regarding Saturday's game and related events:
Annual OU Spring Sale
The day's festivities begin at 8 a.m. with the annual OU Spring Sale inside McCasland Field House. The OU Bookstore, the OU Equipment Room and retail outlets will sell a wide variety of apparel and Sooners merchandise until 1 p.m.
Spring Game Tailgate Party Presented by Homeland
The Spring Game Tailgate Party presented by Homeland will start at 9:30 a.m. at the northeast corner of the Jenkins Ave./Brooks St. intersection, adjacent to the stadium. The following food trucks will be serving: Midway Deli, The Meating Place, Momma Oaktree's Kitchen, Phill Me Up Cheesesteaks, That Pie Place and Kona Ice. The band SquadLive will perform, and interactive games and a GoVision jumbotron will be featured.
Sooner Jr. Kids Zone
At 9:30 a.m., the Sooner Jr. Kids Zone opens in the McCasland Field House parking lot with kids' carnival rides, a face painter and a balloon maker. Sooner Jr. will feature interactive games throughout the morning that promote F.A.N.S. - Fitness Fun, Academics, Nutrition and Sportsmanship. The Sooner Schooner will be on display for pictures with Boomer and Sooner, and the OU Spirit Squad will be signing autographs from 10 a.m. to noon.
Fans must enter Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium via gates, 1, 5, 7 and 9 (open at 11:30 a.m.). Gates 1 and 10 will open at 11 a.m. for suite, loge and club seat ticket holders. Ticket windows (main box office and at Gates 5 and 7) will open at 10 a.m.
The OU Spring Game will be televised by FOX Sports Oklahoma and FOX College Sports Central with Chad McKee (play-by-play), Dusty Dvoracek (analyst) and Jessica Coody (sideline reporter) announcing. Coverage begins at noon with the "Sooner GameDay" pregame show, also on FS Oklahoma and FCSC. The shows will also be available online at SoonerSports.TV and the Sooner Sports 2 Go apps, including Apple TV and Roku.
Toby Rowland, Merv Johnson, Ted Lehman and Rufus Alexander will handle the Sooner Sports Network radio call on Saturday, with the pre-game show beginning at 12:30. Flagship station 107.7 FM The Franchise will carry the game in Oklahoma City, as will 97.5 FM KMOD in Tulsa. It will also be streamed on TuneIn Radio. Click here for the full list of network affiliates.
A 32-page full-color game program will be on sale for $3 at the stadium. Vendors will be located at Gates 1, 5, 7 and 9, as well as in the Chesapeake Stadium Club. The program will feature coaches bios, player rosters and players to watch.
Football Team Recognition
Members of the 2016 OU football team will be recognized for last year's Big 12 Championship during a ceremony just before kickoff.
Football Season Tickets
Oklahoma Football season tickets for 2017 are available for as little as a $100-per-seat donation plus the ticket cost. Donor season tickets are limited and will only be available as inventory exists. For more information, call 405-325-8000.
Women's Tennis in Town
The OU women's tennis team hosts a pair of matches this weekend. The Sooners welcome Kansas to the Headington Family Tennis Center on Friday at 5 p.m. and Kansas State on Sunday at noon. Admission is free.