Many TCU football fans were likely horrified by Friday’s edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
On the back page of the paper, the University of Oklahoma took out a full-page advertisement in anticipation of the third-ranked Sooners’ Big 12 title game matchup against No. 11 TCU at AT&T Stadium on Saturday morning.
The headline of the ad read: “THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA/A NATIONAL FLAGSHIP OF EXCELLENCE,” which was written in white text against a Sooners crimson backdrop in all capital letters. Underneath the title is a large picture of the iconic ‘Seed Sower’ statue, which is located on the school’s campus in Norman.
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The ad then listed the university’s numerous academic accomplishments, complete with red bullet-points. It concluded with a banner at the bottom of the page, formatted in a similar fashion as the headline, that read “OU-The Pride of Oklahoma.”