In 1965, Dr. M. S. Bartlett and his brother, Charles donated the Sooner Schooner to the University of Oklahoma. The ponies that pull the Schooner are named Boomer and Sooner. The Schooner takes a run around the north end zone each time the OU football team scores. The RUF/NEKS are the official caretakers and have trained members to drive the Schooner. In 1980, the Sooner Schooner was officially named the school mascot. In 1990 the Lil’ Sis began riding the Schooner during the second half of home football games. RUF/NEKS, the Lil’ Sis, and the RUF/NEK Queen are the only individuals to ride the Sooner Schooner. (SOURCE)
Other Traditions: Boomer Sooner, OU, The Bedlam Game, Play Like A Champion, Crimson and Cream, Sooner Magic, Seven national championships, Seven Heisman Trophy winners, All-time winning percentage in FBS, Red River Rivalry, Campus Corner
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The 1930 Model A Ford was donated to Georgia Tech in 1961 by Capt. Ted Johnson, a then-retired pilot who had purchased and restored the car for his son. The official Ramblin’ Wreck appears on the field at all home football games and other events as a symbol of Georgia Tech. A second Model A was purchased and restored by the Alumni Association in the 1980s, and is used at alumni events. A third automobile was purchased and restored by the Georgia Tech Foundation, and is parked in the lobby of the Georgia Tech Hotel.
Other Traditions: The Whistle, “Buzz,” Ramblin’ Wreck Parade, Homecoming, Rat Caps, White and Gold, Oldest stadium in FBS football, “(I’m A) Ramblin’ Wreck From Georgia Tech,” To Hell With Georgia, The Varsity