The Norman Transcript


October 25, 2012

There’s winning and ‘not losing’

NORMAN — What you’re saying: Apparently there is “winning” and there is “not losing.” From Tommy McConnell via email:

“I am sure someone has already pointed this out. But your list of the games ND/OU reminded me that the 47-game win streak is part of a 48-game non-losing streak, broken at both ends by Notre Dame. In 1953, Notre Dame beat us and we did not lose again until Notre Dame did it again in 1957. But we actually did not lose on the next game after the 1953 loss. We tied the game. Pittsburgh comes to mind.”

Editor’s note: According to that game was Oct. 3, 1953. The Sooners battled Pittsburgh to a 7-7 tie before 28,152 fans. The Sooners would not lose until Nov. 16, 1957. Attendance was 63,170 that day.

Game day traffic change: The Norman Police Department has extended its ban on game day parking on Brooks Street from Jenkins Avenue to Classen Boulevard.

The parking restrictions were implemented Oct. 20 before the OU-Kansas football game.

On Wednesday, NPD announced the extension of that parking ban along the south side of Brooks Street

The ban “will remain in force for the foreseeable future during OU home football games,” Norman Police Capt. Tom Easley said in a news release.

One additional change will occur Saturday, Easley said. After the game, NPD will only allow traffic on Brooks Street to travel one-way — eastbound toward Classen Boulevard.

“The change will impact Brooks from Jenkins to Classen,” Easley said. “If you normally park in this area and are accustomed to driving west on Brooks, between Jenkins and Classen after the game, please plan to use an alternative route.”

Although the area is normally posted as a no-parking zone, Norman police have allowed parking on the south side of Brooks during football games. Because of the need to accommodate increasing traffic volume in the area on game days, police no longer will permit parking on this area of Brooks Street.

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