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The University of Oklahoma Gallery

PHOTO: ' 1998, Joel Seidelman Ted Watts and the OU Mural
MURAL INSTALLATION--Sports artist Ted Watts of Oswego, KS and a graduate of Miami (OK) high school posed in front of the Oklahoma Sooners Football mural the day that it was installed--December 30, 1998.

The art is displayed in the Legends Lobby of the Barry Switzer Center at the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on OU's Norman campus and was updated in 2002 and 2005.

Watts is currently working on a 2009 update to add 2008 Heisman Trophy winner, QB Sam Bradford and 2008 College Football Hall of Fame enshrinee, Tom Brahaney, a consensus All-American center for the Sooners in 1971 and '72

Originally completed in December, 1998 (above) - the artist updated the painting in both 2002 and 2005 to include tributes to coach Bob Stoops, OU's 2000 National Championship and recent award winning Sooner players.

The Current OU Mural
THE OKLAHOMA SOONERS FOOTBALL MURAL is a 32'-9' x 9'-6' wall graphic depicting noteworthy personalities and traditions of University of Oklahoma Sooners storied football past since its inception in 1895.

Original Mural Installed - December 30, 1998 & Unveiled - April 24, 1999
First Update Unveiled - September 7, 2002 * Second Update Unveiled ' September 2, 2005
Art On Display:
The Legends Lobby of the Barry Switzer Center
Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium * Norman, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Mural - Reproduction Rights and Exclusive Licensing by the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department