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A basketball team can be made up of many different kinds of people

Dale Smith made a difference in the lives of some Prague teen-agers a half century ago

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Suns sign Payne for their Orlando roster

Payne has largely been a lottery bust

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We'll continue the Why I Love Sports series

Sports fans love their memories as much as they love their sports

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Sutton film debuts on ESPN

Sutton movie dives deeply into relationship of Eddie and Sean

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"Finding Big Country" to premiere on Wednesday

Big Country movie joins Eddie Sutton documentary in ESPN lineup

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Opinion: Major League Baseball becomes a sprint instead of a marathon

Nationals never would have won the World Series under this format

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NCAA Tournament ban means a team also is ineligible for the Big 12 Tournament

Baylor in 2004 missed the Big 12 Tournament after being banned from the NCAAs

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Sutton documentary to receive multiple showings on ESPN and ESPN2

Director Christopher Hunt says ESPN deal is a dream come true

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OKC Thunder: Has Kendrick Perkins ended feud with Kevin Durant?

The Kendrick Perkins/Kevin Durant beef continues, but perhaps Perk has ended the feud with his emotional soliloquy Friday to...

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Opinion: Big 12 football coaching jobs rank right with Pac-12, behind on the SEC

Big 12 ranks right with Pac-12, behind on the SEC, in status of football jobs

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Opinion: OSU football coach Mike Gundy needs to give his school some relief

The Chuba Hubbard firestorm seems to have subsided; maybe it can last

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OU planning for a 'dynamic' ticket experience

Sooners have season tickets available

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Joe C. says he learned much from protesters while marching with them Saturday

Castiglione says we've reached a tipping point in systemic oppression

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OU is planning for fans, but making no predictions

Among the changes are digital ticketing and electronic concessions

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Former UAB quarterback now a country music star

Watson Brown coached Hunt with Alabama-Birmingham

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Mid-majors considering more regionalized scheduling

Conference realignment begat some crazy geography; is it time for an adjustment?

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Could an asterisk come with this NBA restart?

A convoluted plan to restart the NBA seems like trying to please everybody

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Badgers play Notre Dame at Lambeau Field

Some Big Ten schedules fall woefully short

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Trojans play both Alabama and Notre Dame

Visits by Ohio State, Michigan highlight Pac-12 non-conference home schedules

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Louisville & Clemson also have representatives schedules

ACC teams generally have better non-conference schedules than does the SEC

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Sooners plan to resume well after many other Power 5 schools

Voluntary workouts are not the traditional organized summer workouts

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West Virginia ranks No. 1 among Big 12 nonconference schedules

Texas, as usual, plays a great schedule, too

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Gallinari has mostly started out seasons with healthy stretches

In this rebooted NBA season, can Gallinari finish strong?

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Berry Tramel: Eddie Sutton was genuine while building Oklahoma State basketball

Sutton could tell stories, and didn't mind doing just that

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Momentum growing for fans this college football season

Gov. Greg Abbott has talked with Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was on fire when the season stopped

Can Gilgeous-Alexander keep up his hot shooting when the NBA resumes?

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Chat about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners with columnist Berry Tramel at 11 a.m. Send in your questions now.

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Stephen F. Austin's violations go far beyond basketball

SFA had academic issues over nine sports and six years

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Bazley's bone bruise should be healed by now, but does it matter?

Bazley's improvement had stagnated even before the injury

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Walsh sent several Denton Guyer players to OSU

J.W. Walsh now an offensive analyst at Texas

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Thunder season changed when Schröder started making 3-pointers

Schröder has been a 42-percent 3-point shooter since November rally against Warriors

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Pete Carroll or Bob Stoops: Which was the better hire?

ESPN ranks Saban, Swinney 1-2 in best coaching hires of the last quarter century

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A 'handful' of players expected for Thunder workouts

Thunder among the last NBA teams to open their facilities

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Adams doesn't always play better with rest, but it sure seems like he needs it

Adams is not a rhythm player, so he should be ready to go when the Thunder resumes

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Ferguson was slumping something awful when the NBA season stopped

Can Ferguson save a season that has been mostly lost?

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If Pac-12 goes conference-games only, an OSU-Michigan game makes a lot of sense

The pandemic could wreak havoc on college football scheduling

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'Zone model' could be a test case for the NBA or MLB

Frequent testing figures to be part of any resumption of play

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Eliminating non-conference games would help administrative decisions

Leagues discussing all kinds of ways to save college football

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New NCAA rule can't harm parity -- there isn't any in college football

A small collection of schools are getting a bigger chunk of the talent

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With no true wishbone, would Gundy have been a Sooner?

Gundy chose OSU over OU in large part because he wasn't a classic wishbone quarterback

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Athletes' endorsements is coming soon to the NCAA

Establishing a range of market value will be difficult for the NCAA in name/image/likeness reform

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Green coached NEO and ORU women

Green coached Bristow to 1958 state championship

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Undrafted NFL free agents have made their mark from OU and OSU

Wahoo McDaniel had the best pro career among undrafted Sooners. Tony Banfield was a three-time first-team all-AFL cornerback.

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DiNucci played for Pitt against the 2017 Cowboys

OSU routed Pitt in 2017, when DiNucci got his first real chance in college football

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Power Lunch: Live chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Chat about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners with columnist Berry Tramel at 11 a.m.

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Curbside lunch at Ray's barbeque has its advantages

Ray was a cool-dude Sooner, and he remains a prince of a fellow

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Seeing player and team personnel in their homes was a fun way to view the draft

The NFL Draft had become too glitzy; that was fixed by the remote telecast

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Sutton, Bowman coached together at Tulsa Central in the early 1960s

Filling in some gaps on Sutton's glorious career

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2017 Sooner offense among best in OU history

Only two starters not drafted off 2017 OU offense

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48 years ago, summer football magazines were all the rage

Street and Smith's 1972 yearbook is a nice stroll down Memory Lane

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Transfer quarterbacks going first overall the new NFL Draft trend

Mayfield had the best career at his original school

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OU football All-American Zac Henderson, true freshman starter on 1974 title team, dies at age 64

Henderson's 15 career interceptions rank high on all-time OU list

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Bobik's company is giving away a free pair of socks to health-care workers

Cool Chicks Wear Orange and now give away free socks

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McDaniel became a wrestling star after OU

McDaniel's run to Chickasha mimicked a Shawnee-to-OKC run

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G League program more lucrative and appealing than college basketball

NBA's pathway program appeals to high school stars

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A condensed playoff format could help the Thunder

Playoff upsets were more prevalent in five-game series era

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Kickoff, extra point rules appealed to Stoops

XFL commissioner Oliver Luck liked the 25-second play clock

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College athletics: Coronavirus fallout will alter the look

Dropped sports, cut scholarships could be result of economic fallout

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Bobby Bell has hunted with more than a century of Sooner football

Bell's hunting partners have included two of the patriarchs of Sooner football

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Murray considered a late first-round pick at linebacker

Hurts and Gallimore figure to be second-day selections in the NFL Draft

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Wilkinson corresponded with fans after every game for 17 years

Wilkinson tried to provide insight on his Sooners

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Good soldier on furlough: no writing for The Oklahoman

The first week is over; two more to go

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Furlough means the blog goes blank for a week

Writing about sports never seemed like work

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Umpire Silk O'Laughlin was killed by the Spanish Flu

No active baseball player died of the pandemic of 1918

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Riley says abbreviated preseason practices wouldn't cripple the game

Riley says physical conditioning is the first step toward getting the game going

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Colleges clamoring to get into NCAA Division I

Division I ranks are booming in college basketball

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Cyclones trying to make up $5 million shortfall

Iowa State acts swiftly after cancellations of Big 12 and NCAA tournaments creates a financial crisis

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OU football: Sooners have third-best odds to win a Power 5 league

Only Clemson and Ohio State are given better chances than the Sooners to win a Power 5 Conference

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Berry Tramel: Unless the Thunder tumbles when regular season resumes, the 76ers get OKC's pick

If the Thunder finishes in the NBA top 10, it loses its first-round pick

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USOC veteran Mike Moran still bitter over boycott

Jimmy Carter's boycott over the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan still engenders ill will

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Oklahoma high schools have produced few outstanding NFL running backs

Gutowsky and Dickie Post head the list of great pro running backs from Oklahoma

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Shelton's sons remember their father and Henry Iba

Star of 1949 NCAA finals team hasn't been forgotten

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Did you know that Bennie Owen also coached OU basketball and baseball?

Founding father of Sooner athletics was a man for all seasons

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Dallas Cowboys: Our two Blakes are the tight ends

Cowboys like their tight ends, now it's Jarwin and Bell who hold those jobs

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Berry Tramel: Ted Owens has a March Madness story to warm your heart

"Hoosiers" inspired a trip to Hinkle Fieldhouse for Owens family

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Stephenson, a prince of a man, was a difference-maker in many ways, including Oklahoma sports

Stephenson loomed large in family, business, education, religion, sports and media

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Would Newton be a good fit with Bill Belichick?

Newton could provide the playmaking needed for the weapon-short Patriots

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Berry Tramel: Olympic postponement is a lesson for us all

The IOC was trying to serve two masters; that won't work in a pandemic

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Sooner history full of running backs who transferred

From Marcus Dupree to Abdul Adams to Dexter Bussey, Sooners have lost their share of running backs

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Long-tenured NFL quarterbacks becoming more and more scarce

Mayfield, after two just years, is in the upper half of NFL quarterback job longevity

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UCO coach Todd Steidley proud of how his wrestling team handled the heartbreaking news

‘Wrestling is a grind. It’s six months of beating down your body, and it’s pretty demoralizing to work all that time to...

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NBA players getting inordinate amount of COVID-19 tests

Union chief blames the federal government, but that's beside the point now

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OU football: Joe Castiglione says it's 'silly' to think Sooners will have spring game soon

Baker Mayfield's statue unveiling is among the affected activities

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Could New England fare better without Brady than the Buccaneers with Brady?

Brady, at 43 years old, is not the quarterback he once was

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Before the world stopped, a visit to Independence, Missouri, reminded us of other difficult times

The Truman Library is undergoing renovations but soon will enhance the remembrance of the 33rd president

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Why did coaches want a bracket, with no tournament?

The seasons are gone; no reason to keep the wound fresh with a bracket

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Stoops says XFL made the right decision in canceling the season

Stoops told his players "there's more important things than playing games"

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Big 12 media policies make for a strange day at the Sprint Center

Coronavirus scare will change the Big 12 Tournament.

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OU football: Lincoln Riley intrigued by XFL kickoff rules

XFL kickoff rules are designed to cut down on injuries

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Berry Tramel: Most teams play their way out of, not in to, the NCAA Tournament

Your guide on who to watch as the NCAA Tournament bubble starts to burst

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Riley's not opposed to an early decision but says he has two quarterbacks he likes

The Tanner Mordecai-Spencer Rattler derby is expected to go into August

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What would an upset of Kansas do for OSU basketball fortunes?

The Cowboys have a 17-14 record; would 20-15 get OSU into the NCAA Tournament?

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OKC Thunder: Ranking the 10 best wins of the season

OKC has had some memorable victories in this 40-24 season

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Kruger's NCAA Tournament success rate closely mirrors Tubbs and Sampson

I heard a couple of “angry” references the other day concerning OU’s basketball loss to Texas on Tuesday night.

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Berry Tramel: Thunder living on the edge doesn't have to mean it can't survive in NBA playoffs

Point differential is a major analytic, but other teams have survived not winning by big margins

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OKC Thunder: Clippers are the team to avoid in the playoffs

The Thunder have seen enough of the NBA’s elite, thank you very much. Back-to-back games against the Bucks (a 133-86 Milwaukee...

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Power Lunch recap: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Chat about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners with columnist Berry Tramel at 11 a.m. Send in your questions now.

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Third seed in Big 12 Tournament possible for OU

Cowboys appear locked into the 8-9 game in Kansas City

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Corndog leads Tampa Bay to victory, but Jones commits four turnovers before he was injured

Jones has seven interceptions in three games for Bob Stoops' Renegades

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OKC Thunder: Half-court heaves show Thunder wants to win

Thunder launching heaves with much more regularity

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Shaka Smart might get off the hot seat with Longhorn hoops

Texas' four-game winning streak has UT in contention for the NCAAs

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Shake rattles and rolls to 39 points vs. Clippers

With Ben Simmons out, 76ers turn to Owasso's Milton

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Berry Tramel: NBA has more great — and awful — teams than ever before

Expansion and player movement has hurt NBA parity

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Berry Tramel: Garth Brooks' Barry Sanders jersey brings out the idiots, thinking he was endorsing Bernie Sanders

Social media crowd can't figure out the difference between Bernie Sanders and Barry Sanders

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Berry Tramel: Some college football hires seem to be much better fits than others

Did Arkansas' hiring of Sam Pittman represent the worst coaching hire in Division I-A?

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Sooners Helping Sooners fund-raiser hosts Switzer and some of his greatest players

Switzer and some of his greatest players will reminisce about the glory days during a Sooners Helping Sooners fund-raiser

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OU basketball: Fans say 'eh' to Big 12 game in OKC

Sooners play well at Chesapeake Arena in much-needed victory over Texas Tech

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17-game schedule headed to the NFL soon

Player safety shunned as NFL follows the money

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OKC Thunder: Steven Adams' foul shooting improves, but there's a catch

The only consistency about Adams' foul shooting is inconsistency

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NCAA Tournament projections show OU precariously in the field

A win over Texas Tech would give the Sooners another much-needed Quad 1 victory

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Former OSU quarterback is not the people's choice in Tampa Bay

Corndog has played the best of the Vipers' three quarterbacks

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Cuban's social-media diatribe is more damaging than missed calls

NBA to wait on possible punishments for Cuban until after protest ruling

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OSU golfers recognize fans on the tour

A retired Tuttle military man has a soft spot for golf

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Lots of decent games, few great games dot 2020 college football openers

Alabama-Southern Cal highlights the college football schedule in Week 1

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Thunder is behaving better in post-Westbrook world

Thunder was among the NBA leaders in technical fouls last season, but has drastically cut the misbehavior

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Chat with columnist Berry Tramel about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners at 11 a.m. Send in your questions now.

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Going small is the way the NBA has been going for years

Quickness trumps size in basketball, so it's going to take big and quick to beat Houston

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Berry Tramel: Will XFL TV ratings plummet or stabilize?

Week 3 could be a referendum on XFL future

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Immediate eligibility for transfers on NCAA docket

Proposal would allow one-time immediate eligibility for transfers

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Berry Tramel: With fewer finalists, could voters swing toward Sutton?

A one-year change in Springfield could be the impetus to propel Sutton into the Hall of Fame

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Berry Tramel: Baylor's 23-game winning streak is no small thing

College basketball is down, but that shouldn't diminish what Baylor has done

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Berry Tramel: Four Thunder players off 2010 playoff team now are Houston Rockets

Green joins Westbrook, Harden and Sefolosha in Houston

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Berry Tramel: Sooners 6-2 all-time at home vs. top-ranked teams

Sooners haven't beaten a No. 1 team at Lloyd Noble Center since 1995

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If the Thunder finishes with a top-10 NBA record, it loses its 2020 first-round draft pick

Would the Thunder be better off with a first-round 2020 pick -- or two second-round picks in 2022 and 2023?

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Suggestions in on how to improve Sooner basketball attendance

From society to the pep band, lots of things blamed for lack of attendance at OU basketball games

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Would Big Country have thrived if he had come along today?

Rutherford and Buddy Hield similarities are striking

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Lon Kruger grew up a fan of both KSU and KU

Kansas State basketball rode high in generations past

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Berry Tramel: Zion figures to be a Thunder thorn for years to come

Pelicans poised to make better use of Zion than they did of Anthony Davis or Chris Paul

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Donovan says Thunder needs lots of players to play well

Thunder roster is such that role players rarely provide a pickup

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Riley paints a rosy picture of Sooner defense, but it's an uphill battle

Cain says hard work is the only answer to make the Sooner defense better

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Long-time Donovan assistant flourishing at his alma mater

Dayton is riding the mid-major wave this college basketball season

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Berry Tramel: Colorado football has fallen far since the Big 12 days

Mel Tucker's departure leaves Colorado in the lurch

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Power Lunch: Chat recap with columnist Berry Tramel

Berry chatted about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners with readers this morning.

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The night Dizzy & Daffy Dean pitched against the Kansas City Monarchs in Oklahoma City

In October 1934, Dizzy Dean won Game 7 of the World Series in Detroit, then pitched in OKC the next night

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Berry Tramel: Which long-term quarterbacks will leave their franchises?

Brady, Rivers, Brees, Newton; the list is long of potential quarterback movements

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Berry Tramel: Sign-and-trades have returned to the NBA

Could the Thunder get a valuable piece for Gallinari in the summer?

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Berry Tramel: Lon Kruger's team finally has the marquee victory it needed

Sooners beat Mountaineers 69-59 to enhance its NCAA Tournament resume'

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Will Landry Jones return from a knee injury to make XFL opener?

Stoops says Landry Jones has "a rocket for an arm," but will Jones be ready for XFL opener?

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Does trading Gallinari to Miami make sense for OKC?

Gallinari deal wouldn't impede Thunder's playoff push

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Under Dantonio, Michigan State zoomed past Michigan

Spartans became a top-15 program under Dantonio

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Reid ranks behind Belichick as second-best coach of the 21st century

Reid needed only a Super Bowl to finish out a superb resume'

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Presti's trade-deadline deals usually aren't blockbusters

Presti has made more big trades in the autumn than he has at the trade deadline

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Berry Tramel aces another Super Bowl prediction; the first was fairly significant

Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes each won their first Super Bowl at age 24

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Berry Tramel: Johnson's debut with the Hornets was quite sensational

Dort looks good, but so did Linton Johnson for the Hornets 14 years ago

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Only two Super Bowl tandems have been younger than Mahomes & Jimmy G.

Mahomes and Garoppolo each have 35 or fewer NFL starts

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Since Thanksgiving Friday, basketball in the state of Oklahoma has been turned on its head

On Thanksgiving Friday, the Cowboys and Sooners were soaring, but the Thunder was struggling. Not anymore.

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Offensive coordinator suspended for saying Hitler was a "great leader"

First week on the job at Grand Valley State, and former Cowboy is suspended for comments about Hitler

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Even before the Thunder or Hornets, Kobe was here, applauding Oklahoma

Kobe encouraged the young Thunder after 2010 playoffs

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Careers of Manning & Plunkett are quite comparable

Both Manning and Plunkett had .500 records and each won two Super Bowls, but only Manning is mentioned for the Hall of Fame

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Berry Tramel: Kobe Bryant's death as stunning as Roberto Clemente's in 1972

Clemente's 1972 death was as stunning as Kobe Bryant's

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Berry Tramel: Thunder schedule has some advantages down the stretch

Houston, Dallas and OKC figure to stage a mad dash for fifth

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From Bedlam baseball to the NFL, brawls always have been with us

The Kansas-Kansas State brawl was bad, but can anything be worse than Minnesota-Ohio State in 1972?

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From 15-19 feet, the Thunder is the NBA's best shooting team

CP3, SGA and Schroder are lethal late on the mid-range shots

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Big 12/SEC Challenge could be big for Sooners

Can the Sooners get safely into the NCAA Tournament field?

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Spencer Rattler given decent Heisman Trophy odds

Some oddsmakers more bullish on OSU than other oddsmakers

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Recap: Power Lunch with Berry Tramel

Columnist Berry Tramel answers OU, OSU and Thunder questions from readers.

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Shanahan blew it for the Falcons against New England in Super Bowl 51

Shanahan's clock management against the Patriots left much to be desired

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Berry Tramel: Athletic directors at Colorado, Wyoming among new CFP committee members

Iowa athletic director will be the new face of the playoff selections

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Berry Tramel: KU-Kansas State brawl a bad look for college basketball

Has De Sousa played his final game for the Jayhawks?

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Thunder's comeback vs. Houston was season's best

Undermanned, on the road, against a West contender, the Thunder stood tall

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49ers & Packers are among NFL's greatest franchises; Titans & Chiefs, not so much

Titans and Chiefs won three AFL titles, but in different cities than their current home

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Thunder allows the fewest foul shots per game — by a wide margin

The Thunder limits its fouls and thus maximizes its victory opportunities

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Berry Tramel: Monken was a candidate for OSU offensive coordinator

Monken could lead Georgia's offense into the 21st century

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CP3, Gallinari, SGA and Schroder all get A's in midseason report card

The Thunder is playing above expectations, which means high grades at the midseason mark

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Kevin Durant's Twitter war with Kendrick Perkins is quite revealing

Durant still not comfortable with his decision to join Golden State

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Berry Tramel: Petrino's odyssey continues at Missouri State

Bears also come to Stillwater to open 2021 season

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Berry Tramel: LSU roughed up Clemson's defense, too, in the national title game

LSU shows that the Clemson-Alabama axis could be cracked

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SGA records 99th 20/20/10 game in NBA history

Gilgeous-Alexander joins the likes of Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor

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Title games matching unbeatens don't always produce great finishes

Blowouts are as common as classics when unbeatens play for the title

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Johnson gets surprise visit for Hall of Fame news

Only 22 Cowboys have been inducted into the Ring of Honor; will Johnson join them?

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Berry Tramel: Westbrook return a stark contrast to Kevin Durant's return

Everyone, including the Rockets, had to enjoy the Westbrook welcome

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Retired big winners could be a fallback position

Some big-time winners aren't coaching in the NFL; could they return?

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Harmon helps lift OU past Texas

Harmon is playing better and has to play more for the Sooners to thrive

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Berry Tramel: Hirings of Rhule & Kingsbury show the NFL appreciates Big 12 innovation

14 months ago, Baylor and Texas Tech played a football game, matching head coaches who now lead NFL teams

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Top Daug's return meant to light a fire in Sooner basketball interest

Top Daug is a symbol of the golden days, when Billy Ball reigned

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XFL hopes new rules not seen as gimmicks

From more kickoff returns to overtime shootouts, XFL rules are innovative

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College Football Playoff: Why Sooner fans should hope LSU beats Clemson

OU's 47-game winning streak hasn't been approached, but Clemson could change that

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Berry Tramel: McCarthy's record is on par with Sean Payton's

McCarthy is 50 games above .500; that's quite an achievement in the NFL

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Berry Tramel: Patriots find themselves in strange territory -- the wild-card round

The Patriot success rarely has gone through the wild-card round, but now New England must play Tennessee before the AFC semifinals

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Modern technology means watching ballgames at the airport

From the NFL to the Thunder, lots to see on electronic devices while awaiting a flight

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OU fans showed up for the Peach Bowl

The video board in Atlanta can't compare to the video board in Arlington

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Peach Bowl highlight: seeing Bill Snyder and David Bassity

A visit to the College Football Hall of Fame for the Paul Finebaum Show paid extra benefits

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Peach Bowl Media Day held at the College Football Hall of Fame

OIympic Park still sits in downtown Atlanta

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Suspensions didn't derail 1977 Arkansas in Orange Bowl against OU

Can the Sooners recover from suspension of three players?

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Another trip to Atlanta, this time not for the Olympics

Atlanta is a major metropolis, but there won't be much time for anything except football

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Burris was a 1955 all-Big Seven halfback

Burris was part of the great Muskogee pipeline to OU

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Hilger starred at OSU, then made the NFL

Rusty Hilger, who in 1984 quarterbacked Oklahoma State to its highest-ranking ever, has died at the age of 57. Hilger had been...

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Schroder beats a Thunder-crowded field to win player of the week

Quite a week for the Thunder, and Schroder led the way

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Not since 2003 has the NFL produced a season like this

NFL could have as many as seven 12-win teams

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Boone's 2005 trip to OKC was quite memorable

Denzel Washington portrayed Boone in "Remember the Titans"

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Sooner tailback depth will be minimal without Rhamondre Stevenson

Brooks, injured against Baylor, will play against LSU, Lincoln Riley says

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Berry Tramel: LSU up to a 14-point favorite over the Sooners

Two biggest underdogs in playoff history, including the BCS, are the 2018 and 2019 Sooners

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OU tied for the most Heisman winners -- and the most Heisman runnerups

Sooners have finished first or second 13 times in the Heisman Trophy voting

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In an eight-team playoff, Baylor would have been included this season

By season's end, the College Football Playoff committee loved Baylor

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Chat about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners with columnist Berry Tramel at 11 a.m. Send in your questions now.

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Berry Tramel: Cowboys or Eagles wouldn't be the first sub-.500 team in the playoffs

NFL playoff history is littered with team playoff teams who didn't have a winning record

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Michigan's 2017 NCAA Tournament team was loaded

With a team of four future NBA players, Wolverines took down OSU 92-91

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Could Steve Owens have been an Olympic decathlete?

Owens' talents go far beyond the football field

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Jack Santee played a huge role in OU football history

Former Wilkinson player Santee knew the Sooners needed to keep Switzer

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Razorbacks hire a coach from the four corners of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas

Pittman coached at OU, went to Pittsburg State and has returned to Arkansas

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Thunder playoff chances improved by sluggish Western Conference

The NBA's Eastern Conference has a winning record vs. West

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Arlington title games different from old days in Kansas City

11 a.m. at JerryWorld is different from night games in cold Kansas City

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Bowl assignments create quite a challenge for Big 12

Big 12 teams in bowl games play four of the top 15 teams

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College football rankings: LSU a tight fit over Ohio State

Committee mostly gets its selections correct

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Bob Bowlsby says coaches like Defee

Defee's penalties in OU-Texas were the right call, but were his admonishments?

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Big 12 rematches: Original winner is 5-3 in second game

Can Sooners record a sweep of Baylor?

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College football predictions: Can Sooners get a sweep?

OU is 9-1 in Big 12 Championship Games

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Can the Ducks deliver the upset that the Big 12 craves?

Oklahoma-Baylor winner hopes for a spot in the College Football Playoff

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Cowboys-Bears a matchup of 6-6 teams

Can the Cowboys take command of the NFC East?

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College Football Playoff: Rob Mullens details the OU-Utah discussion

Sooners are ranked sixth but right in the middle of the playoff debate

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Committee will give us a clue Tuesday night on OU-Utah debate

Sooners have the better resume', Utes have more dominance

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Carson becoming OSU's most accomplished NFL tailback since Sanders and Thomas

Carson running big for the Seahawks after a so-so OSU career

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Riley says every Power 5 champ should be in the playoff

Will the Big 12 champion be omitted from the College Football Playoff?

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Berry Tramel: West Virginia rises in Big 12 rankings

OU and Baylor clearly the Big 12's two best teams

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Outside of OU's offense, Big 12 offenses are sort of normal

Big 12 defenses have staged an uprising; some normal football is being played

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Berry Tramel: Bedlam ranks No. 1 on this week's Big 12 games

Can Kansas State pull the home upset of Iowa State?

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Berry Tramel: Can the Wolverines repeat the big upset of 50 years ago?

Can Auburn pull the Iron Bowl upset? Will Steve Addazio come to his senses?

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SEC won't fill its contracted bowl assignments

Big 12 could end up playing non-Power 5 foes in either the Liberty or Texas bowls

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Why did Baylor rise so much? Committee chairman tries to explain

Ohio State passes LSU and Baylor jumps five spots, so the playoff committee chairman has some explaining to do

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Berry Tramel: It's been a rough two weeks for Mason Rudolph

The brawl, the racial-slur allegation and now Rudolph is benched for game against Cleveland

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OU football: Sooners, Baylor both rise in playoff rankings

Committee gives Sooners a shot at two notable victories to finish the season

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Longhorns are 6-5 going into regular-season finale

Is Texas coach 'broken?' He says no

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OU football: Will the Sooners rise above No. 7?

The committee doesn't like Baylor; how much does it like Oklahoma?

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Tramel to be on MAPS 4 panel to discuss downtown development

What are the downtown issues as the MAPS 4 vote approaches? We discuss them in a town hall meeting

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Rhule says Brewer's problem was a gimpy ankle

Rhule says Brewer possibly could have returned to the Baylor-Texas game

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Patterson wonders about conclusive evidence

Did the Horned Frogs stop Hurts short of a first down?

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KU's fourth-down gamble against Iowa State doesn't pay off

Miles says he "couldn't fathom" not putting his trust in his players

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WVU's Jarret Doege has played well since taking the quarterback job

Kendall began the year as the Mountaineer quarterback, but Doege appears to have the job for the future

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Berry Tramel: Thanks, Southwest, for trying to gouge customers

A memorable trip to OSU-West Virginia ended with a new friend, who happens to be a long-time Big 12 official

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Berry Tramel: Big 12 football rankings & bowl possibilities for OU and OSU

Cowboys could be anywhere from the Alamo Bowl to the Cheez-It Bowl

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Texas Tech's Matt Wells is on the hot seat to get the Red Raiders to a bowl game

Has OU figured out how to play against the Horned Frogs?

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OSU averaging three more possessions per game than the Sooners

OU's offense, Baylor's defense still ranks No. 1 in Big 12 efficiency

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Arizona's Kevin Sumlin is a coach on the hot seat

Need an upset special? Try Tennessee over Missouri

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The NFC has more good teams than does the AFC, but the NFC has just a four-game advantage head-to-head

The NFC's domination of the AFC is nowhere near what some conferences have done in the past

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Chat with columnist Berry Tramel about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners at 11:30 a.m. Send in your questions now.

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Three straight nail-biters for OU; will there be a fourth?

Shades of 2017 -- OU is playing close game after close game

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Berry Tramel: Why is Utah so high and Baylor so low? We ask the questions

Oregon athletic director sheds a little light on playoff selection process

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Five questions as we await the playoff committee's rankings

Will the committee drop Alabama after Tua's injury?

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Mountaineers bench Kendall in place of Seth Doege's brother

Doege throws three touchdowns to lead upset of K-State

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Son of Kansas coach Les Miles quarterbacks vs. Cowboys

Manny Miles had a rough day against OSU, but his dad says he still enjoyed it

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McLane Stadium is a great place to watch football, if you can see

Not every new pressbox trumps the functionality of old pressboxes

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Sooners, Baylor close to clinching title game berths

OSU moves up to No. 3 in Big 12 football rankings

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Big 12 pregame: OU-Baylor highlights a full Saturday

Baylor's Matt Rhule is on the hot seat, only because this is a chance for the Bears to do something really special

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Mason Rudolph & Myles Garrett: Awful and historic

Myles Garrett's helmet-swinging brings up memories of Juan Marichal and John Roseboro

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Missouri's Barry Odom is a coach on the hot seat

Upset special: Go with California over Southern Cal

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College football predictions: Sooners need a close win?

Will the committee dismiss Baylor if the Sooners rout the Bears in Waco?

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Chat with columnist Berry Tramel about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners at 11 a.m. Send in your questions now.

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Could Mayfield and Rudolph become long-time rivals in the AFC North?

Rudolph and Mayfield were friendly competitors in Bedlam; the same could happen in the Rust Belt

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OU-Baylor is Big 12's best offense vs. Big 12's best defense

Is Bears' defense for real? Baylor has yet to play OU or Texas

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Playoff rankings: Sooners drop, but so does Baylor

OU 10th, Baylor 13th, in playoff committee rankings

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Heupel has submerged himself in UCF football

Heupel calls Central Florida a "truly unique job"

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Will Minnesota or Baylor be ranked higher by the committee?

The new College Football Playoff rankings will be revealed Tuesday night; will the Sooners fall?

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Cold weather expected to greet Longhorns in Ames

Tom Herman says wind, not cold, a bigger factor in Ames

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KSU wishes it had let Texas score a touchdown

Longhorns milk the clock to beat Kansas State

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Campbell said Cyclones had momentum for 2-point play

Iowa State had "two winners" on pivotal 2-point conversion try, but Parnell Motley's interception saved OU

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WVU will focus recruiting efforts back East

Only three Texans are on the West Virginia roster

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Tech will go with Jett Duffey the rest of the season

Bowman and his family make the decision to sit out the rest of this season

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Berry Tramel: Only Texas has a decent chance to prevent an OU-Baylor title game

Only three Big 12 teams have a winning conference record

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OU-Iowa State among a trio of quality Big 12 games

Kansas State over Texas is the Big 12 upset special

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Michigan State's Mark Dantonio is a coach on the hot seat

Louisville over Miami is a good upset special pick

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Patriots no longer have the NFL's best record, but they still are the most dominant

Point differential is an analytics rage; does it to apply to the NFL?

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Berry Tramel: An LSU win over Alabama would help playoff hopefuls

If Alabama beats LSU, both SEC heavyweights likely will make the playoff

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Lots of Sooner questions about the College Football Playoff

Committee chairman Rob Mullens answers questions about the College Football Playoff

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Cowboy defense is sixth -- and maybe rising -- in Big 12 efficiency

OSU offense mired in ninth, but the defense is pulling its weight

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Power Lunch: Chat recap with columnist Berry Tramel

Readers chatted about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners with columnist Berry Tramel this morning. Read the transcript.

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Dennis Schroder has been part of the Thunder's best lineups

The Thunder starting unit has not been great so far in 2019-20

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Berry Tramel: Will LSU be ranked No. 1 by the committee?

Watch out for where the committee ranks Baylor.

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Injuries cloud Horned Frog quarterback situation

Duggan played well vs. OSU, except for turnovers

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Baylor's scheduling upgrade might be a year too late

Weak non-conference schedule figures to hurt Baylor with the playoff committee

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Bowman has started throwing, but that doesn't mean he will return

Bowman could play in one more game and retain a year of eligibility

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Wildcats have a shot at a 10-2 finish

K-State is 6-2, with the meat of its schedule behind it

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Berry Tramel: How high will Kansas State be in the committee rankings?

Texas ranks No. 7 in Big 12 rankings; will the playoff committee treat the Longhorns better?

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Sooners lose another onside kick dispute, but K-State was a far cry from Oregon

The Sooners got rooked at Oregon 13 years ago, but the officials apparently got it all right at Kansas State

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OU football: Lincoln Riley endorses Nick Basquine's passing decisions

Riley says Basquine's decision to throw off a trick play was solid

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Washington over Utah in an upset special

For a coach on the hot seat, look to Nebraska's Scott Frost

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Belichick's 300 wins are an incredible achievement

Belichick's victories are more than Vince Lombardi's, Tom Flores' and Jimmy Johnson's -- combined

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An OU-Baylor Big 12 title game is best-case scenario for the Sooners

A chance to twice beat a top-10 team trumps a chance to avenge OU's only defeat

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Big 12 pregame: TCU over OSU in an upset special

The Horned Frogs have the Cowboys' number in recent years, and Klieman needs to sustain momentum after upsetting OU

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Would the Sooners have settled for overtime at Kansas State?

If OU's onside kick recovery had stood and the Sooners had scored a touchdown, Riley had a decision to make

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Berry Tramel: Sooner defense dips to No. 4 in the Big 12

OSU offense still lags near the bottom of the Big 12

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Riley figures Norman will be jacked up for Iowa State night game

Sooners get their first non-11 a.m. home kickoff since South Dakota State

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Westbrook was often incognito for Rockets vs. Thunder

Westbrook seems to be trying to transform his game in Houston

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OU football: Can the Sooners climb back into the discussion for a playoff berth? It won't be easy.

Can the Sooners climb back into the discussion for a playoff berth? It won't be easy

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Loss to TCU has Texas in a precarious position

Longhorns are 3-2 in the Big 12, with some tough games remaining

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Texas Tech-Kansas fiasco: Good intentions, disastrous results

Coleman's lateral will become part of the football follies

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Berry Tramel: Storm-the-field Saturday at the Big 12's Kansas schools

KSU's upset of OU and Kansas' stunning victory over Texas Tech ignited delirium

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Thursday night college football not as big as it used to be

West Virginia plays at Baylor with a chance to showcase its program

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Iowa State fans make for a good game-day environment

Cowboys beat Iowa State on a splendid day in Iowa

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K-State's upset of Sooners highlights a wild day in Big 12 football

None of the Big 12's top four teams won Saturday, and now the conference is a jumbled mess

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Tramel travelblog: Trips to Iowa are even better now thanks to Chinese pizza

What does egg roll pizza taste like? It tastes just like an egg roll

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Berry Tramel: Gary Patterson is on the hot seat as the Horned Frogs host Texas

A Big 12 Saturday includes no showdowns among the league's best teams

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Tramel: SGA was great, but Schroder, Adams and Ferguson struggled

The Thunder played well at times against Utah, but there is room for improvement

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LSU-Auburn highlights the college football weekend

The SEC also offers up a coach on the hot seat and an upset special

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NFL blowouts are nothing new, despite the best efforts of the Dolphins and Patriots

Lopsided games aren't the norm in the NFL, but they also aren't rare

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Sooners and Wildcats first met in 1908

OU-KSU is an ancient series; just compare it to the OSU-Iowa State series

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Power Lunch: Chat recap with columnist Berry Tramel

Chat about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners with columnist Berry Tramel at 11 a.m.

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Berry Tramel: Analyzing the 2020 OU and OSU football schedules

Sooners given a difficult October; Cowboys have nine straight conference games without a week off

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Berry Tramel: LSU stays No. 1, but Penn State moves up to No. 2

College Football Playoff committee rankings will appear in two weeks; how will they look?

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Horned Frogs are 5-2 vs. Longhorns in Big 12 era

Texas once dominated TCU, but that's no longer the case

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Matt Rhule tells his coaches to get out of the way and let the players play

Baylor's second-half dominance of OSU inspired by the realization that the Bears are pretty good

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Ehlinger's final drive saves Longhorns

Texas was prepared for late game-winning drive against Kansas

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Berry Tramel: Moral victories aside, Miles says Jayhawks are coming

Jayhawks show offensive chops in narrow loss to Texas

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Philadelphia, Milwaukee look to be the beasts of the East

The East is the inferior conference, but it's not without its charms

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Thunder prediction: 35 wins in a tough Western Conference

The West is too deep for a rebuilding Thunder to challenge for a playoff berth

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Big 12 pregame: OSU-Baylor highlights an interesting Saturday

A full slate of Big 12 games includes Austin Kendall's return to Norman

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Who saw this coming: Arizona has a better record than Cleveland

The Cardinals under Murray have been better than expected; the Browns under Mayfield have been worse

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Oregon-Washington is another big-time game in Week 8 of college football

A&M's Jimbo Fisher is a coach on the hot seat, and Temple over SMU in an upset special

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Tramel: It's early, but OU offense looks better than ever

If the Sooner defense keeps up its early Big 12 performance, OU will be tough to beat

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College football predictions: West Virginia winless vs. OU in Big 12 era

Unbeaten and once-beaten ranks shrinking, framing a picture of the College Football Playoff

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College football rankings: OU up to No. 2

The rankings will change rapidly, but for now, LSU and OU rank 1-2

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Matt Wells says Tech is a "no-excuse program" despite overtime missed call

Illegal snap penalty against Baylor should have been ruled a fumble recovered by Tech

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Red Raiders could pose trouble for Iowa State

Tech has been impressive two straight weeks and now hosts the Cyclones

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KSU grad Delton returns to his alma mater

Delton will play on Kansas State's field, this time in a different shade of purple

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Berry Tramel: Longhorns had trouble tackling CeeDee Lamb

Herman addresses tackling deficiencies even in padless practice

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Tramel: Is Baylor or Texas No. 2 in the Big 12?

The Sooners have established themselves at the top of the Big 12, but after that, who knows?

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Dallas travelblog: Red River Rivalry Radio & the Dr Pepper Ballpark

The OU-Texas celebrity softball game attracted a bunch of former Sooners and Longhorns

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Berry Tramel: Texas a prime upset pick, and the pressure's on Lincoln Riley

The Cotton Bowl always produces a wild result, and Saturday should be no different

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Engineering dinner always a highlight of OU-Texas week

Beware the traffic backup on I-35 as OU-Texas week arrives

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BYU's Kalani Sitake is a coachc on the hot seat

Alabama is a 17-1/2 point underdog, but strange things happen in College Station