Oklahoma's Bennie Owen

Oklahoma's Bennie Owen

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Before Bob and Barry, even before Bud, there was Bennie, and he might have been the best of them all. He was certainly the most innovative. Best remembered as the mentor of the University of Oklahomaa€™s football team from 1905 through 1926, Bennie Owen also coached baseball and basketball and served as the director of athletics. He retired as intramural director at the age of seventy-five. A visionary and a builder, he exerted the driving force that created the universitya€™s Memorial Stadium, one field house, Memorial Union building, mena€™s swimming pool, baseball field and bleachers, concrete tennis courts, nine-hole golf course and intramural playing fields. A true man of all seasons, he laid the foundation for a Sooner tradition of excellencea€”in football and beyond.Much unfavorable comment has been made on the work of referee McLean of Oklahoma City who undoubtedly according to our knowledge of the game gave the Indians the best of it. He might ... The OU media guide gives different dates ( butanbsp;...

Title:Oklahoma's Bennie Owen
Author:Gary King
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2015-04-20


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