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December 2001

SOONERS BRING SMILES TO KIDS AT HOSPITAL|OU Center Vince Car

Thursday, December 27th, 2001
DALLAS – The No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners took a break out of their preparations for the 66th SBC Cotton Bowl Classic to visit the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas on Thursday afternoon. Head Coach Bob Stoops and the entire Sooner squad met with approximately 150 children at the hospital. The players signed autographs, distributed toys donated by Bank of America and t-shirts donated by SBC and the Dr Pepper Bottling Company. Dr Pepper also donated beverages for the party.
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THE 66th SBC COTTON BOWL CLASSIC IS A SELL OUT!

Tuesday, December 11th, 2001
DALLAS, Dec. 11, 2001 Ð Less than two days after Selection Sunday and it’s Sold Out Tuesday! The 66th SBC Cotton Bowl Classic, pitting Arkansas against Oklahoma on New Year’s Day, was officially declared a sellout.
“We knew that Oklahoma and Arkansas would bring huge crowds, but tickets went even faster that we could have expected,” Fred McClure, SBC Cotton Bowl Chairman, said. “The stadium will definitely be a sea of red, and we’re thrilled to have the Sooners and the Razorbacks coming to Dallas.

OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS TO BATTLE|IN 66th SBC COTTON BOWL CLASSIC

Sunday, December 9th, 2001
It will be “Boomer Sooner” versus “Pig Sooie” in Big D. The crimson and cream of Oklahoma will clash with the cardinal and white of Arkansas at the 66th SBC Cotton Bowl Classic on New Year’s Day.
Fred McClure, Chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, extended the invitation Sunday afternoon to Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt. OU is making its first trip to the SBC Cotton Bowl after accepting the Cotton Bowl’s invitation on Dec. 3.
“The SBC Cotton Bowl is thrilled to bring two of the nation’s most prominent football programs to Dallas to play in one of the most storied bowls in America,” McClure said.

May 2001

Cotton Bowl Inducts 2001 Hall of Fame Class

Saturday, May 5th, 2001
DALLAS Ð Seven individuals who helped shape the Cotton Bowl and college football history were inducted into the Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame on May 15.
Southwestern Bell and the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association announced the Class of 2001 on April 12. The inductees include Texas tackle Scott Appleton, Syracuse halfback Ernie Davis, Miami defensive tackle Russell Maryland, Clemson and Rice coach Jess Neely, Arkansas defensive tackle Loyd Phillips, Texas split end Charles “Cotton” Speyrer, and Houston coach Bill Yeoman.

April 2001

Class of 2001 Selected For Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Hall of

Thursday, April 12th, 2001
DALLAS - Seven individuals who helped shape the Cotton Bowl and
college football history will be inducted into the Southwestern Bell Cotton
Bowl Hall of Fame in May.
Southwestern Bell and the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association announced the
Class of 2001 on Thursday. The inductees include Texas tackle Scott
Appleton, Syracuse halfback Ernie Davis, Miami defensive tackle Russell
Maryland, Clemson and Rice coach Jess Neely, Arkansas defensive tackle Loyd
Phillips, Texas split end Charles Cotton Speyrer, and Houston coach Bill
Yeoman.
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