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Oklahoma Players Visit Fort Bliss in El Paso

Sooner Players Posing with Troops at Fort Bliss Sooner Players Posing with Troops at Fort Bliss
Oklahoma Players Learning How to Use the Virtual Rifles Oklahoma Players Learning How to Use the Virtual Rifles
An OU Player Fires the Virtual Machine Gun on a Virtual Tank An OU Player Fires the Virtual Machine Gun on a Virtual Tank

Originally Published: Dec 29, 2009 10:38 PM CDT

Gerald Goodridge
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

EL PASO, Texas -- The Oklahoma Sooner players ditched their pads and cleats Tuesday and visited the troops serving at Fort Bliss in El Paso, the site of the 2009 Brut Sun Bowl. OU officials presented 784 Brut Sun Bowl tickets that had been purchased and then donated by Sooner fans to the troops at Fort Bliss.

The OU players spent time with the men and women in the United States Armed Forces at Ft. Bliss, explored a tank simulator, got behind the wheel of the simulator and tested their accuracy at a virtual military simulator.

Taking time out before the bowl games is a common tradition during bowl season. On the same day Oklahoma State visited Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.

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