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The Oklahoma Sooners and Tulane Green Wave have dealt with unusual circumstances leading into their season opener tomorrow. The two teams were originally scheduled to play in New Orleans but had to adjust on the fly as Hurricane Ida made landfall last week.
With the game moving to Norman, the Sooners will play host to the Tulane Green Wave. Speaking to the media on Friday, athletic director Joe Castiglione shared how the University of Oklahoma is viewing this game.
And the Sooners are putting their money and time where their mouth is. In preparation for tomorrow’s opener, the Sooners are painting the Green Wave logo on the Owen Field.
This is a touching tribute to Tulane and to a fanbase that has been rocked by Hurricane Ida. There will be a lot of recovery to come after the game, but for a team that has their schedule and lives turned upside down in the last week, it’ll be a fun moment running onto Owen Field and seeing their logo.
It’s such a great decision by Joe Castiglione and the athletic department. It shows a lot of camaraderie and heart. They could have very well gone with the status quo, but this thoughtful decision shows their support for Tulane, its players, and is a symbol of the brotherhood of college football.