Oklahoma’s Sooner Schooner is one of the greatest traditions in college football. OU fans look forward to its speedy ride onto the field after the teams scores a touchdown. But as all are well aware, the tradition took a turn for the worse earlier this season.
On Oct. 19 in a game against West Virginia, the wagon took too sharp of a turn, subsequently falling on its side while on the field. Fortunately, no person or animal was injured in the crash. It was the first time since 1993 Sooner Schooner came tumbling down.
As a result of the crash, the tradition has been suspended for the rest of the 2019-20 season. But it will reemerge next year, this time with a whole new wagon.
The University of Oklahoma is seeking the help of a “professional wagon builder” to build the new Sooner Schooner. The projected is expected to be completed by Apr. 1, 2020.
Oklahoma’s official release can be found below.
According to OU’s weekly Request For Proposal document, OU is in search of a “professional wagon builder” to build the new Sooner Schooner. They hope for it to be completed by April 1. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/5ARUjZpRQV
— George Stoia III (@GeorgeStoia) December 6, 2019
Oklahoma is clearly taking the proper safety measures this time to ensure the Sooner Schooner doesn’t come crashing down any time soon. As the statement clarifies, the wagon will be used for multiple events in different terrains year-round.
The Sooners will once again continue their long standing tradition next season – this time with a newer, safer Sooner Schooner.