Thursday, December 4, 2014

An Open Letter to OU Fans from Coach Lon Kruger

Dear Sooner Fans,

We need your help!

We started the season with a strong November by playing a tough schedule to challenge our guys. We did a lot of good things, but we also know there are areas where we need to improve. We like this group. They play hard and together. And we are committed to getting better throughout the season.

This is where you come in. We’ve seen some great growth in attendance over the past couple of years for our premier home games. And we’ve seen some growth already this season, particularly with the involvement of OU students. In fact, we’ve made several enhancements to our game day environment. Now we’re asking you to help us take the next step by turning out the largest December basketball crowds OU has seen in years.

We play four home games this December, starting with a crucial one this Friday night (Dec. 5) against Missouri at 8:30 p.m. as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. It’s the night before the Bedlam football game and we need the Lloyd Noble Center filled and rocking. (As you know, when the LNC is full, it getsLOUD!)

Please plan on being at the game early this Friday and making a lot of noise. And, if you cannot make it to any game and have season tickets, PLEASE find someone to use them or donate them to a local elementary school through our Sooners Give Back program (more info is available here – it’s easy).Unused season tickets is actually our biggest attendance challenge at this point. And only you can help us with this.

We hope you understand how critical this is to our program. We’ve made some good strides in our time here at OU. Our young men are growing off the court, we are seeing results on the court and our recruiting is going well. We’re excited about the next few months as well as the next few years of Sooner Basketball. However, we need your help to keep growing this program to where we all want it to be.

Thank you for being involved and for takingNOTICE. See you – and hear you – at the LNC in December.

Boomer Sooner!

Lon Kruger
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