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Compiled by Bill Syken
December 29, 2003
Oklahomans weigh in on sports*
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December 29, 2003

The Poll

Oklahomans weigh in on sports*

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22 Jason Gildon
The linebacker from Altus is the career sacks leader for Oklahoma State (39�) and the Steelers (77).

GREATEST MOMENT
Oklahoma's greatest sports moment spanned four years. Between Oct. 10, 1953, when they beat Texas 19-14, and Nov. 16, 1957, when they lost 7-0 to Notre Dame, coach Bud Wilkinson's Sooners—led by stars like halfback Tommy McDonald, the 1956 Maxwell Trophy winner-won 47 straight games and two national titles. The streak is still the longest in major college history.

NUMBERS

.881
Home winning percentage of the Oklahoma men's basketball team during Kelvin Sampson's 10 seasons as coach.

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Waner brothers from Harrah in the Baseball Hall of Fame: outfielders Paul (Big Poison) and Lloyd (Little Poison).

5
Sooners on the 2003 All-America football team, a record total matched only by the 1987 Oklahoma squad and Army in 1945.

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National wrestling titles won by Oklahoma State, the most by any school in any sport; the Cowboys' 44 team titles in all sports are the fourth most in NCAA Division I history, behind UCLA's 90, Stanford's 87 and USC's 81.

396
Career home runs by former big league outfielder Joe Carter of Oklahoma City.

MEMORABLE QUOTE

"It's a good thing Brian was a third child, or he would have been the only one."
—KATHY BOSWORTH, MOTHER OF BRIAN, THE BRASH. OPPONENT-TAUNTING LINEBACKER WHO PLAYED FOR THE SOONERS FROM 1984 TO '86

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