University of Oklahoma fans wear OU colors before, during and after the game
What a weekend! University of Oklahoma- University of Texas in the Cotton Bowl!
There are always fun events and parties during this weekend and some years the celebrating is more fun than other times. Not so much, this year.
However, football fans and alumni enjoyed being at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas. OU staffers planned an Alumni cocktail reception, a President’s Associates brunch and had 13 police-escorted buses reserved for the alums to go to the football game at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday.
Our group had lunches and dinners at an Italian Restaurant in the Las Colinas area, Capital Grille, Neiman Marcus Zodiac Room, Omni Mandalay Hotel and corn dogs at the State Fair of Texas. We saw OU fans including David Hogan, June Patton, Marty Conkle, Bette MacKellar, Barbara Beeler, Cindy Homsey, Dana and Chris Gordon, Laurie Givens, Lea Ann and David Quirk, Judi Freyer, Lee-Ann and Stephen Graham, Emily Jacobson, Joy and Gary Tucker, Stacey Berry, Ann-Shannon and Dave Hail, Jennifer and Dale Thurman and many, many people wearing red and white.
OU-UT WEEKEND….On Friday night, Angie Sanger poses with very tall man at Hotel ZaZa, Dallas. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace).
OU-UT WEEKEND…Margot Habiby and Jody Foote enjoyed the JMC alumni reception at the Moroch Partners Building.
OU-UT WEEKEND…Gary Tucker, Judi Freyer, Joy Tucker, Dale and Jennifer Thurman enjoyed the President’s Associates brunch at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas.
OU-UT WEEKEND…Ford and Angie Sanger and Lillie-Beth Brinkman were at the brunch.
OU-UT WEEKEND…Ann-Shannon and Dave Hail were on the police escort buses that took alumni to the Cotton Bowl.
OU-UT WEEKEND…Lee-Ann and Stephen Graham hit the midway at State Fair Park before the football game at the Cotton Bowl.
OU-UT WEEKEND…ESPN GameDay ready for the College GameDay football game.
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