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The Power of Sod

When settlers came to what would become the central portion of Oklahoma, claimed land and started to build lives, they were met with a challenge. The area is primarily prairies and grasslands, with very little timber for building. Thankfully, there were other options. Pioneers in this area, and all through the central United States, built sod houses (or soddies)...

Its Own Identity

Once a picturesque, quiet college town on Oklahoma City’s southern doorstep, Norman has assumed an identity of its own – and with an estimated population of 124,000, is Oklahoma’s third-largest city.  Home to the University of Oklahoma, Norman offers residents and visitors a smorgasbord of educational opportunities, shopping, dining, entertainment, two world-class museums and, oh yeah, big-time college athletics. Much of...

Football, soccer and rodeo

College football season begins with home games for the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa. The Sooners began the season at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman on Aug. 31 against the Houston Cougars. OU takes on South Dakota on Sept. 7 and Texas Tech on Sept. 28. OSU plays McNeese State on...