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OU football: Darby Dean becomes first woman to drive Sooner Schooner

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Sooner Schooner

A vintage Sooner Schooner in the Oklahoma Memorial Union on Oct. 7.

Darby Dean made history in No. 18 Oklahoma's Bedlam match against No. 14 Oklahoma State Saturday night.

Dean became the first woman to drive the Sooner Schooner in school history. The Sooner Schooner has been an OU tradition since first appearing in 1964.

“The most indescribable experience ever," Dean told ESPN's Holly Rowe. "I wish I had words to answer the question but I don’t. It’s just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

OU currently leads the Cowboys, 27-13, going into the third quarter.

Caleb McCourry is the assistant sports editor at The Daily and is a junior at OU majoring in English. He's covered football, basketball and volleyball. 

Caleb McCourry is an intern news reporter at The Daily and is a junior at OU majoring in English. Caleb has previously served as the sports desk's editor and assistant editor, covering football, basketball and volleyball. Caleb is a Norman native.

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