Thursday, April 16, 2009

Defense Dominates OU Spring Game

Although Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford will return this fall as OU’s prominent star, the defense stole the show at OU's spring football game on Saturday, April 10 at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Defense forced two turnovers and scored two touchdowns on head coach Bob Stoops' unique scoring system that allowed defense to score points. Defense beat offense 63-36.

I think [the defense] did pretty good,” sophomore linebacker Travis Lewis said. “There were a lot of players flying around and [offense] only scored twice. Pretty good day.”

The Sooners will make their first appearance of the regular season Labor Day weekend against Brigham Young University at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It will be the first college football game at the new stadium.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Students eating a free meal  at the Cultural Food Fair hosted by the Muslim Student Association. The purpose was to celebrate the third pillar of Islam, Ramadan.

Islamic Awareness Week at OU
The Muslim Student Association are hosting Islam Awareness Week displaying the Five Pillars of Islam. On Wednesday night, Muslim Student Association with others celebrated the third pillar which is Ramadan. 

Ramadan involves fasting from sunup to sundown for a higher cause."It's supposed to teach you self-discipline and patience and bring you closer to god," Anum Syed said president of the Muslim Student Association.

On Monday, MSA engaged in a discussion about their faith to Islam (Shahadah). On Tuesday, they watched a PBS documentary detailing Hajj which is the pilgrimage to Mecca. 

Throughout the semester, MSA has held their Islamic faith by raising money for Pennies for Peace. 

"Helping those that are less fortunate is very universal. It a simple part of humanity and we wanted to show that Islam puts it emphasis on charity,"  Syed said.

Islam Awareness Week will continue today with a guess speaker on the importance of Zakat (charity) 7:30p.m. Dale Hall Rm. 218.  Tea will be served.  

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Volunteers helping to build a castle for the fair. The fair brought in over 250,000 people last year.

Volunteers preparing for one the biggest events in Norman
Vendors along with volunteers set up tent for the 33rd Annual Medieval Fair of Norman Wednesday afternoon. The Medieval Fair has become a staple for the city of Norman.

"It brings in a lot of tax revenue into the city of Norman and as well as you can't get a hotel if you wanted to right now," Ann Marie Eckhart said assistant coordinator of the Medieval Fair.

Eckhart also said the Medieval Fair last year brought in over 250,000 people during the three-day event. 

According to their website, the fair relives the Middle Ages with arts and crafts, food, games, and jousting tournaments just to name off a few.

The fun and entertainment starts this Friday 10 a.m. at Reeves Park. Admission is free.