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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Third installment of History of Oklahoma Football debuts at Warren Theatre

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  • The Warren Theatre in Moore will host the world premiere of "The History of Oklahoma Football Part III: Dynasty of Championships" on Nov. 12.


    The third in a four-part DVD series, this edition is devoted to the Chuck Fairbanks and Barry Switzer eras, covering the span of OU football history from 1964-89.


    Two separate screenings begin at 7 p.m. with a total running time of approximately three hours. Admission is $8 and seating is limited.


    The DVD sells for $19.95 and is anticipated to be available the week of Nov. 19 in the OU Multimedia Store and at numerous OU retailers. Further details will be announced when available.


    This planned four-part DVD series is produced by OU's very own SoonerVision. Part III: Dynasty of Championships examines the national championship teams of 1974, 1975 and 1985, in addition to squads that captured Big 8 titles on 15 occasions. This installment also takes an extensive look at OU’s switch to the wishbone offense, as well as the Sooners storied rivalry with the University of Nebraska. The careers of Heisman Trophy winners Steve Owens and Billy Sims are also chronicled in Part III.   


    Part I: Birth of a Champion, which was released in 2010, chronicled the period from the inception of the program in 1895 and focused on the Bennie Owen era. Part II: Legacy of Winning encompassed the Bud Wilkinson era from 1947-63 and was released last year. Selected segments of Part I and Part II are scheduled to begin airing on FOX Sports Oklahoma in December.


    Sooner Sports Properties, the multimedia rights holder for OU Athletics, underwrote the project and is handling distribution.


    OU alum and current CBS broadcaster Spencer Tillman is the host for the series.
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