Skip to comments.Despite explosion, no security changes for OU-Texas
Posted on 10/06/2005 5:51:28 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
DALLAS -- Confident that a thorough security plan for the Cotton Bowl was developed before a deadly explosion outside the University of Oklahoma's football stadium last week, authorities said no drastic new safeguards will be made for Saturday's game between Texas and Oklahoma.
But authorities warned that security personnel around the Cotton Bowl will be more alert in response to the blast, which investigators say was caused when explosives attached to a student's body detonated within 100 yards of where more than 80,000 fans were gathered inside Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
"That's one of things we drilled into the heads of our officers," said Dallas Deputy Chief Jesse Reyes. "To be vigilant about suspicious-looking persons or suspicious-looking vehicles or anything of that sort."
Joel Henry Hinrichs III, 21, died Saturday when the device attached to his body exploded about while he sat on a bench outside George Lynn Cross Hall on the campus in Norman, Okla., officials said. The blast could be heard inside the stadium, where Oklahoma was playing Kansas State.
University of Oklahoma President David Boren said Tuesday that authorities continue to believe that Hinrichs did not try to get into the stadium and that he acted alone.
Reyes said Dallas police have been talking with FBI investigators to learn more about the explosion, so that officers patrolling the game can watch for similar signs or evidence Saturday. Officials said the day of the Texas-Oklahoma game draws about 250,000 fans and visitors to the State Fair of Texas, which takes place outside the Cotton Bowl and serves as the backdrop to the rivalry.
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Is this NFL ping list worthy? There will be a lot of NFL prospects in this game...
Norman. Right next to Oklahoma City. Hmmm?
I don't know.
I kinda doubt we will ever really know what motivated him.
I DO know that people in Norman were very very lucky.
NYC subway plot uncovered in Iraq or in Norman, OK after suicide bomber investigation?
NYC subway....without a 2nd thought.
But BOTH, especially during college football season, are bigtime targets.
My thought is that the Norman bombmaker was building bombs for the NYC subways not the Cotton Bowl.
I don't think they were THAT related...
generally the guys blowing themselves up are just the grunts. The planners or the one making any bombs were well removed from him.
The AQ cell members in Iraq were arrested AFTER the Norman guy blew himself up and the FBI carted away his and his roommate's computers.
Yeah, and Bill Clinton is a faithful husband.
The authorities in this country sure are hung up on that "lone nut" theory!
The guy that blew himself up was the bombmaker.
Here's what I know about Oklahomans and Texans. If some damnmuslims dare start anything and they catch them, the damnmuslims will die in a hail of gunfire from the citizens of two states.
yep....and I am pretty sure he had nothing to do with NYC.
well this game is played at the Texas State Fair. There will be tons of people there anyway....
well if you look at it, Americans always think of the lone nut theory first, even before the Muslim threat....
OU students - You are in danger!
...not sure that's true anymore...
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