Stoops Wants OU Fans To Sing Anthem Correctly

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 5:49 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press 

NORMAN, Oklahoma (AP) -- Coach Bob Stoops is asking Oklahoma fans to break a newfound tradition and sing the proper words at the end of the national anthem when Air Force plays at Owen Field on Saturday.

Many fans have taken to shouting "home of the Sooners" instead of "home of the brave" at the conclusion of the song.

Stoops issued a challenge Tuesday that "hopefully with our people being here and Air Force coming here, we'll surely be loud in singing `home of the brave' and nothing else."

Stoops says he has great respect for all of the service academies and for the commitment and sacrifice of the people who attend them.

He says "hopefully the people that are singing `home of the brave' can surely be louder and stronger than anybody that's saying `Sooners."'

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