Barry Switzer Center

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The Barry Switzer Center, on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma, houses football offices, the football locker room, equipment room, the Siegfried Strength and Conditioning Complex, the Freede Sports Medicine Facility and the Touchdown Club Legends Lobby. The Center is located at the south end of the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Barry Switzer Center, dedicated on April 24, 1999, was named after OU’s all-time winningest head football coach. In Barry Switzer’s 16 seasons as the Oklahoma Sooners head football coach, the team won three national championships, 12 Big Eight Conference championships and eight bowl games in 13 appearances.

Anderson All-American Plaza[edit]

The Anderson All-American Plaza, located just outside the Switzer Center, features a large wall honoring every OU All-American. The name of every letterwinner from each OU sport is also displayed.

Wilkinson Football Practice Facility[edit]

The Wilkinson facility is the outdoor practice complex for the Oklahoma Sooners football team. It is named in honor of legendary Sooner Coach Bud Wilkinson.

Siegfried Strength and Conditioning Complex[edit]

Freede Sports Medicine Facility[edit]

Legends Lobby[edit]

The Legends Lobby is home to a museum dedicated to the history of Oklahoma Sooners football. Among the pieces in the collection are all five Oklahoma Heisman Trophies, every individual Sooner award, every Sooner Bowl Championship Trophy, championship rings, and a Mural representing Sooner history and tradition.

Mural[edit]

Artist Ted Watts completed the mural in December 1998 and has updated the mural to include recent accomplishments in 2002, 2005 and 2009.

List of mural subjects[edit]

Barry Switzer Center Mural Subject List

Legendary Coaches

Heisman Trophy Winners

Other National Award Winners

College Football Hall of Fame

 

Three-Time All-Americans

Four-Time All-Conference

Statistical Leaders

Special Sooners

NCAA Record 47-Game Win Streak

Split-T Option

  • Tom Catlin
  • Eddie Crowder
  • Buck McPhail
  • Buddy Leake

Wishbone Triggermen

 

Special

National Championships

Everest Indoor Training Facility[edit]

Williams Strength Training Facility[edit]

References and notes[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°12′17″N 97°26′31″W / 35.20472°N 97.44194°W / 35.20472; -97.44194