The University of Oklahoma has banned current members of the RUF/NEKS spirit group from official university events, according to a statement released today by OU spokesman Blake Rambo. A university investigation found members of the RUF/NEKS this semester had abused alcohol and hazed pledges in various ways, including “sleep deprivation, physical exhaustion, demeaning actions and the potential for physical harm.”
A few thoughts:
“¢ A guy named Blake Rambo is the spokesman for the University of Oklahoma!?! How cool is that!
“¢ Is the university surprised by this? These are the same guys that ride a schooner around campus and shoot rifles each time the Sooners score a touchdown. Of course they haze their pledges! If you need any more evidence, just check out their (now defunct) homepage (thank you cache) and read some bios of current and former members.
After you have some fun there, check out our 10 potential RUF/NEKS replacements for the rest of the football season after the jump:
After a two year hiatus, my wife and I went back to our tradition of taking the day off work and heading back to Stillwater for the OSU Homecoming Walkaround. Most people think the Walkaround begins at 6:00, and officially, it does, but the action is during daylight.
As a result of being homecoming chair for her sorority three of her four years in Stillwater, Mrs. Matthews gets a high watching the zombies of Greek life (who have had zero sleep in 48 hours and have ingested little other than Red Bull and Budweiser in that time frame) put the finishing touches on the massive house decorations before the judges make the rounds. (As a result of having been treasurer of my fraternity for two of my four years in Stillwater, I have a different reaction…which is that I mourn the waste of money.) She critiques the color schemes, the theme selection, and the pomping skill of each house deck. Then, she gets positively giddy trying to handicap where the house dec’s will place like The Sports Guy trying to guess the lines of pro football games. (This year, since both of our houses made an awful showing, we could both be entirely objective.)
Then again, OSU’s homecoming a sight to behold and far superior to the production OU puts on: announcing the presence of Jason White and Brian Bosworth who are at every game, anyway.
For those who have never partaken in the spectacle, I have some photos to share:
Location: Beneath Doppler 9000 (The secret lair of the Storm Chasers)
Val Castor looks nervously at the monitor. “Gary, I have bad news,” he calls out.
Before he can finish the sentence, Gary England, in full superhero garb, stops him. “Whoa, Nellie! Wall clouds are forming, a serious weather event is underway.”
“You’ve seen the Doppler readouts?”
“No, I just know that a major sporting event is going on.”
“That’s right, the Patriots are playing the Cowboys in a possible Superbowl preview. You don’t think it’s a coincidence?”
“I’m sure it’s not,” says England resolutely, “but right now we have bigger fish to fry. Assemble the League.”
Well, we are half way through our 100 Ideas for the Oklahoma Ideas Initiative. Remember to email us at TheLostOgle at gmail if you have any ideas that you would like to see on our list.
The other day, Clark, Tony and I were at The Lost Ogle headquarters debating what costumes we should wear for the Gazette’s “Ghouls Gone Wild“ Halloween parade. Clark wanted to be a baseball player. Tony wanted us to dress up like Devo. I thought a costume based upon people or things related to Oklahoma seemed like a good idea.
Check out ten of these ideas after the jump:
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