The only thing that didn’t run smoothly during Oklahoma’s 52-14 dismantling of West Virginia on Saturday was the Sooner Schooner. An iconic symbol of Oklahoma Football, the Schooner takes a short ride in the north end zone after each OU score. However, things literally took a turn for the worse on Saturday when the beloved wagon tipped over during one of its runs.
Late on Tuesday the OU Daily reported that the Schooner will not return this season but there’s hope that a new one will be ready in time for the spring game.
“We will repair the damaged Schooner and its future use will be for static display,” senior associate athletic director Kenny Mossman said to the OU Daily. “It is possible that it will be back at a game this season, but it will not run. We also are in the process of having a new Schooner constructed. There is no timetable yet for when it will be ready. I would anticipate having it in time for the spring game.”
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