Oklahoma could be next school to start selling beer at football games

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‘Boomer Sooner!’ may soon be less of a cheer and more of a toast at Oklahoma football games.

According to the Norman Transcript, the school could be the next Big 12 program to begin beer (and likely alcohol) sales at football games. The paper reports that the decisions is in the hands of OU president James Gallogly and a final recommendation Will Likely be made at the next university board meeting during the last week of October.

Athletic director Joe Castiglione was quoted over the summer as saying there were no plans to sell beer at athletic events but it seems as though Gallogly has changed course and has led a charge to examine opening taps up across Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. It’s unclear as to what is prompting the new course but getting left behind compared to in-state and conference rivals might be driving at least some of the discussion.

While Tulsa has been serving beer at football games for two years now, Oklahoma State became the third Big 12 school to start serving adult beverages at games earlier this month during their home opener.

Like many powerhouses, beer and alcohol is sold at Memorial Stadium in luxury suites already but the general public has not gotten the same access. While a decision could be made to move forward later this month, it remains to be seen if Oklahoma would be able to put a plan in place for their two November home games — on of which will come in the annual Bedlam game against the Cowboys.

Let’s just hope that even if sales are allowed at some point, Sooner fans refrain from drinking every time the team scores a touchdown. Based on the way things are trending on the field under head coach Lincoln Riley, that’s a sure sign of a lot of folks getting alcohol poisoning.

Reports: Miami hiring Lance Guidry from Tulane as DC

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Miami is hiring Lance Guidry, who was defensive coordinator at Marshall last season and recently accepted the same position at Tulane, to lead its defense, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because a deal was still being finalized between Guidry and Miami.

The 51-year-old Louisiana native was hired way from Marshall by Tulane just last month. Now he’ll replace Kevin Steele on Mario Cristobal‘s staff at Miami. Steele is reportedly on his way to Alabama to become Nick Saban‘s defensive coordinator after holding that position for one season with the Hurricanes.

Alabama has yet to make the hiring of Steele and offensive coordinator Tommy Rees official. Rees had been assistant at Notre Dame.

Tulane announced the hiring of Guidry on Jan. 23 to replace Chris Hampton, who left the New Orleans-based school to join Oregon’s staff as an assistant coach.

Guidry’s defenses at Marshall ranked third in the nation in yards per play this season (4.56) and 26th nationally in 2021 (5.14 ypp).

Iowa-Northwestern set for Wrigley Field in November

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CHICAGO — Wrigley Field will host a college football game for the third time since 2010 when Iowa plays Northwestern next season.

Northwestern and the Chicago Cubs announced that the Wildcats’ home game will be played Nov. 4.

Northwestern played Illinois at Wrigley in 2010 in the MLB ballpark’s first college football game since 1938, and the Wildcats hosted Purdue there in 2021.

Wrigley Field has a long history of hosting football games. The Chicago Bears played there from 1921 to 1970 before moving to Soldier Field. The old Chicago Cardinals also played at Wrigley, as well as DePaul until its program folded in 1939.

Northwestern had been scheduled to play Wisconsin at Wrigley in 2020, but the game was moved to Ryan Field in Evanston because of the COVID-19 pandemic.