57 Photos - Jun 25, 2010
Photo: The team boarding a flight.Photo: Wilkinson doing calisthenics.Photo: Wilkinson talking with reporters.Photo: Wilkinson coaching Mexican players on a June, 1957 visit to Mexico City.Photo: Wilkinson doing an interview.Photo: Wilkinson was the first college coach to have his own television show.  Here is a taping of one of those shows.Photo: Shaking hands on the field after Oklahoma's 35-0 win over LSU in the 1950 (1949 season) Sugar Bowl.Photo: A visit to the Bartlesville Boys Club in January of 1957.Photo: An unidentified airport scene.Photo: Wilkinson, seated in car, shares a moment with an associate.Photo: President John F. Kennedy visits the Sooner locker room prior to the 1962 Orange Bowl game.Photo: Wilkinson demonstrates during a practice prior to one of Oklahoma's Sugar Bowl appearances at Tulane Stadium.Photo: Wilkinson, left, with former OU President George L. Cross circa 1950.Photo: Wilkinson gets a seat in the cockpit during a team flight. The date of this photo is unknown.Photo: Wilkinson sitting among the players during a team flight. Date unknown.Photo: Wilkinson taking photos during a trip the 1957 trip to Mexico City.Photo: Wilkinson the tourist during the 1957 trip to Mexico City.Photo: Wilkinson looking through greeting cards. The date and location of this photo are not known.Photo: Wilkinson, right, discussing football with his Mexican counterpart, Roberto Mendez, during the 1957 trip to Mexico City.Photo: Wilkinson consoling a player on the sidelines. The player and date are unknown.Photo: Mexican coach Roberto Mendez, left, and Wilkinson watch drills during the 1957 trip to Mexico City.Photo: This photo was taken in OU's Holmberg Hall on Feb. 22, 1956, when the Sooners were receiving the Grantland Rice Trophy for the 1955 National Championship. Dan Mich, vice-president of Look Magazine, just commented that Look Sports Editor Tim Cohane, seated far right, had picked Maryland to win the national championship for 1955. From left to right are Mich, at the podium, Oklahoma Governor Raymond Gary, Chet Francis (seated), Wilkinson, Cross and Cohane.Photo: Wilkinson doing push-ups in his office.Photo: Wilkinson lacing up his cleats prior to a game.Photo: Wilkinson, far left, oversees a Sooner practice.Photo: Wilkinson is carried off the field by his players following the 53-0 win over Oklahoma State in the regular season finale of 1956.Photo: Wilkinson leading a team meeting.Photo: Wilkinson reflecting on the sideline during the 1953 Notre Dame game.Photo: Wilkinson leading a team meeting.Photo: Wilkinson with Bob Hope.Photo: Wilkinson on the sideline at an OU-Texas game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.Photo: Wilkinson taking notes while sitting alone in Memorial Stadium.Photo: Wilkinson in his office.Photo: Wilkinson talking with reporters.Photo: Left to right that's Gomer Jones, Jack Lauderdale, Eddie Crowder and Wilkinson with Captain David Roberson. It appears the OU coaches are about to get some experience in a military fighter jet.Photo: Wilkinson in his office.Photo: President Kennedy with Bud Wilkinson, 1961. Wilkinson served on the President's Council on Physical Fitness from 1961 to 1964.Photo: Coaching at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas against Texas.Photo: Wilkinson after a 25-21 loss at Nebraska in 1959. It was OU's first conference loss in 74 games and first to Nebraska in 16 years.Photo: Wilkinson celebrates with team on sideline.Photo: Wilkinson, coaches and team react to play from sideline.Photo: Oklahoma at Nebraska, 1959.Photo: Wilkinson and Gomer Jones.Photo: Wilkinson leads team meeting.Photo: Wilkinson accepting Coach of the Year honors in New York, January 12, 1950. Joined by Joe Williams (center), sports columnist for the New York World Telegram, and Dutch Meyer (right) TCU head coach and President of the National Football Coaches Association.Photo: Wilkinson with Billy Vessels (right), Oklahoma's first Heisman winner in 1952.Photo: Wilkinson with Kentucky head coach Bear Bryant prior to Sugar Bowl matchup at end of 1950 season.Photo: Wilkinson with team and Golden Hat in Cotton Bowl locker room after 20-14 victory against Texas in 1948.Photo: Wilkinson congratulated by OU President George Lynn Cross and wife.Photo: Wilkinson carried off field by players.Photo: Wilkinson in 1954.Photo: Wilkinson leads team meeting.Photo: Wilkinson with trophies.Photo: Gomer Jones and Bud Wilkinson.Photo: Jones and Wilkinson on Owen Field in Norman.Photo: Wilkinson with All-American tackle Jim Weatherall in 1950.Photo: The iconic image of Oklahoma head coach Bud Wilkinson.