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Tulsa chapter of OU Alumni Club meets weekly at Leon's on Brookside to watch the Sooners
10:23 PM, Sep 28, 2013
TULSA - Dozens of members of the Tulsa chapter of the OU Alumni Club met at a local bar to watch the Sooners take on the Fighting Irish.
It's a weekly tradition for the group, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
"We invited friends and family and alumni of the University of Oklahoma to come out and celebrate and join in watching the football games with us," said Michelle Tiffany, Vice President of the local chapter of University of Oklahoma alumni.
Included in the group is Donald Stout, who graduated from OU in 1960. As a freshman in Norman, he watched the Crimson and Cream's sole victory over Notre Dame in 1956. It was a 40-0 rout.
"OU just manhandled them. Notre Dame wasn't very good in '56. All they had was Paul Hornung and Paul was the Heisman Trophy in spite of not having a winning team," Stout recalled.
Stout and others waited nearly 60 years for another OU victory over Notre Dame.
He and other said a win over the Irish would solidify the Sooners' spot as a force in college football this year.
"Personally, it would be very gratifying mainly because it shows that we're a team on the up, and I'm looking forward to that."
Members of the alumni club aren't just there to watch football. They're also raising funds to send prospective Sooners to Norman and the Tulsa branch of OU. Members' dues go toward providing scholarships ranging from $2,500 - $3,500 for students in northeast Oklahoma.