How many national football championships have the Oklahoma Sooners won?
Seven (7) (since 1950). 1950, 1955, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1985, 2000. OU has 7 national football titles
"God bless Mrs. Selmon" In Division 1a football; Seven. 1950, 55, 56, 1974, 75, 1985, 2000. Well, not exactly. The NCAA doesn't have a national championship in 1a football, so they don't count them towards the total. OU has 18 NCAA championships, the bulk are in gymnastics, 6 either ap or upi and 1 bcs football championship.
In all, the Oklahoma Sooners have won 26 national championships. Men's Baseball have won twice (1951, 1994), College Football have won 7 times (1950, 1955, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1985, 2000), Men's Golf once in 1989, Men's Gymnastics 8 times (1977, 1978, 1991, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008), Men's Wrestling 7 times (1936, 1951, 1952, 1957, 1960, 1963, 1974), and Women's Softball once in 2000.
In Oklahoma, sooners are well known because they are the mascot of the Oklahoma University football team. However, most people do not know that the sooners were cheaters in the land run. The sooners went out and claimed their land before the legal start of the land run. If the sooners were discovered, they were forced to give up their illegally claimed land.
"Sooners" were the settlers of the Unassigned Lands in the current state of Oklahoma, USA. They were often railroad employees, marshalls, or land surveyors that were legally able to enter the territory. Some sooners illegally crossed into the area at night, "under the light of the moon", so they were called moonshiners. In 1908 the University of Oklahoma adopted "Sooners" as their football team's name. The name stuck, becoming the nickname for the entire state.