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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

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Lambeau Field & the LA Coliseum are throwback venues in the NFL

The Lions in Green Bay and the 49ers in Los Angeles are old-time NFL rivalries

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Tramel: OU-Texas is harder than ever to pick

The Sooners haven't played well in the Cotton Bowl in recent years

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Tramel: Schroder comes alive in middle two quarters

Thunder exhibition opener against Dallas brings some interesting developments

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

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

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Berry Tramel: China upset with the NBA, but the NBA should be upset with China

China doesn't like it when anyone points out that it's a totalitarian regime

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SEC teams rank 1-2-3 in college football rankings

Ohio State moves up to No. 4, keeping the SEC from a clean sweep of the top four

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Kendall throws four interceptions against Texas

Kendall gets a vote of confidence from WVU coach Neal Brown

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Berry Tramel: Big 12 quarterbacking goes deeper than Hurts and Ehlinger

Brewer and Purdy leading Baylor and Iowa State, respectively

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Wells' wife, a Baylor grad, wanted to meet her alma mater's coach

Tech-Baylor game on Saturday is a matchup of coaching Matts who are friendly

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Berry Tramel: Kansas hires inexperienced Brent Dearmon to run the offense

Dearmon has been at Arkansas Tech and NAIA Bethel in recent years; now he's at Kansas

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Tramel: Rankings get shuffled by OSU's loss to Texas Tech

Is Baylor for real? We start finding out soon

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Tramel: Trip to Lubbock usually consists of a night's stay in Amarillo

Hydro and Amarillo highlight the trip to the OSU-Texas Tech game

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Can Baylor climb into Big 12 Championship Game discussions?

The first full week of conference play arrives in the Big 12

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Potentially division-deciding games dot college football

Iowa-Michigan and Ohio State-Michigan State highlight interesting Big Ten schedule

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OSU football: ESPN apologizes for broadcast fiasco

West Virginia-Kansas went off without nearly as much trouble as OSU-Kansas State

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2008 Big 12 quarterbacks still making NFL impact

Daniel to start for the Bears, and Colt McCoy might start for the Redskins

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Tramel: Sooners, Cowboys picked to roll on Saturday

College Football Playoff contenders will start rounding into view soon

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Power Lunch: Chat recap with columnist Berry Tramel

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

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OKC Thunder: Did Jerami Grant leave a sinking ship?

Grant says he's looking forward to a different kind of offense with the Nuggets

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Berry Tramel: Why all the uproar over Auburn being No. 1?

Lots of SEC teams -- and lots of Tigers -- in the top 10 based on performance, not the eye test

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KU's Herbert apparently plans to transfer

The hero of KU's win over Boston College apparently leaves the Jayhawks

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Berry Tramel: Red Raiders still apologetic about Eli Howard's illegal hit

Tech coach says illegal hit "not what we are about."

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Bears are 4-0, but now they play at Kansas State

Matt Rhule knows all the numbers about recent Baylor futility

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Joe Wickline's son decided to stay at West Virginia

His dad lost his job at West Virginia, but Kelby Wickline remains a Mountaineer

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Tramel: Sooners still looking for quality victory

OSU moves up to No. 3 in Big 12 rankings

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Stoppages, not foul shots, are slowing the flow of NBA games

The G-League rule that calls for only one foul shot per trip to the line won't help the stoppages.

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TCU's Gary Patterson on the hot seat Saturday against Kansas

Big 12 play starts in earnest with four games, including two dandies

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Berry Tramel: Arkansas' Chad Morris is a coach on the hot seat

College football this week sports few games of national import but lots of games with conference implications

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New quarterbacks do well last Sunday; will it continue?

Led by Daniel Jones, new quarterbacks quite successful in the NFL

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A quiz on the Big 12's newest coaches

Do you know the difference between Matt Wells and Neal Brown? Now you do.

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Power Lunch: Chat recap with columnist Berry Tramel

Berry chats about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners.

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Donovan knew a trade was likely, but a Vegas earthquake was a different story

Donovan was in a Las Vegas hotel room when the earthquake hit -- and then the Paul George trade followed

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Gundy given decent odds for being the next Florida State coach

If jobs at Florida State, Michigan or Southern Cal come open, Gundy's name will be prominently mentioned

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Forget the AP poll, which has no clue about Auburn

Auburn, LSU rank 1-2 because they've done the most through four weeks of the college football season

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Interference penalty was correctly called, WVU coach Neal Brown says

Jayhawks' trick play worked -- but a penalty wiped it out

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Iowa State-Baylor an early Big 12 showdown

Matt Rhule and Matt Campbell have built competitive programs from downtrodden roots

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Longhorns to be without three defensive starters for several weeks

Texas defense held up against OSU, and Tom Herman says he hasn't lost sleep despite injuries

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Tech picking between Jett Duffey and Rice transfer Jackson Tyner

Texas Tech coach Matt Wells was non-commital Monday on which quarterback will start for the Red Raiders on Saturday at...

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Wildcats have the Big 12's best victory

With conference play opening, the Big 12 pecking order will become more clear

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Berry Tramel: Stiles Switch BBQ was the reward for fighting traffic on I-35

The trip to Austin took seven hours from Norman, but the barbeque at the end of the day made the trouble worth it

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OU has missed out on few Power 5 foes; OSU has missed out on many

The dumbing down of college football scheduling comes at a cost

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Upset special: Kansas over West Virginia

Texas' Tom Herman is a coach on the hot seat Saturday against Oklahoma State

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Roethlisberger, Brees injuries top the list of injured NFL quarterback

The list is growing of NFL quarterbacks who are missing time -- or even the entire season.

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Berry Tramel: Take Colorado in an upset special, and South Carolina's Will Muschamp is on the hot seat

A great slate of college football games is highlighted by three top-25 matchups

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Cowboys need an upset to extend domination of Texas

OSU has won seven of nine vs. Longhorns, including five straight in Austin

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Power Lunch: Chat recap with columnist Berry Tramel

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

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LSU stays No. 1 in the rankings based on reality

College football heats up with a buffet of great games

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Tech quarterback to miss "several weeks" with shoulder injury

Bowman had a collapsed lung last season and now has a shoulder injury

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KSU's Klieman says coaches have acknowledged importance of non-conference victories

Big 12 goes 5-2 against fellow Power 5 Conference schools on Saturday

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Horned Frogs could make change at quarterback

Freshman has outplayed Kansas State transfer Alex Delton through two games and could start against SMU

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KU shook off shaky start to end dubious losing streak

Kansas' win at BC was the Jayhawks' first over a Power 5 opponent on the road since 2008

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Kansas State up to No. 2 in Big 12 football rankings

Big 12 has a 6-4 record against fellow Power 5 Conference teams

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Bruins have an interesting football history, though not always successful

From Jackie Robinson to Troy Aikman, UCLA football has had interesting names

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Tulsa had a huge impact on the passing revolution in college football

Tulsa in the 1940s and the 1960s was a major player on the college gridiron

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Power Lunch: Chat recap with columnist Berry Tramel

Columnist Berry Tramel answers all things Cowboys and Sooners.

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National pregame: Houston-Washington State a Friday marquee game

Washington State-Houston seems primed for an upset in a battle of mentor/protege

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Berry Tramel: Truth is, every NFL week is likely to have strange results

It's not just in Week 1 that the NFL produces bewildering verdicts.

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Berry Tramel: It's time for Iowa State coach Matt Campbell to beat the arch-rival Hawkeyes

Need a Big 12 upset special? How about Arizona over Texas Tech

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Temple professor says UCLA ticket giveaway won't work

UCLA drew only 36,000 fans for San Diego State and now is worried about the attendance for the OU game

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Berry Tramel: Sooners have struggled in California; Cowboys have struggled in Tulsa

OU has a .469 record in the Golden State; OSU has a losing record playing at Tulsa

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McCleskey hasn't got much production at Tulane

McCleskey wanted more action at Tulane, but that hasn't transpired

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LSU leads crowded SEC pack

Could the SEC place three teams in the College Football Playoff? Don't laugh

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Two fourth-down stops propelled LSU vs. Texas

Longhorns can learn from losing to LSU, but it also stings

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Cyclones' loyal fans get rewarded by ESPN

Syracuse's loss to Maryland opened the door for Iowa State-Iowa to be the GameDay game

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Berry Tramel: At North Dakota State, Klieman rarely, if ever, was an underdog

Kansas State will find a measuring stick at Mississippi State

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Berry Tramel: West Virginia's offensive line played poorly vs. Missouri

Kendall's performance hard to evaluate, says WVU coach Neal Brown

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Big 12 football: Marquee wins have been in short supply

Texas' loss to LSU was the Big 12's best chance for a statement victory

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McNeese State once played Tulsa in a bowl game

McNeese State has been a Southland Conference power for almost half a century

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George Lynn Cross and Ordell Braase among notable Coyotes

Sooners have no history with South Dakota, but South Dakota has an interesting history itself

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Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt is a coach on the hot seat

Texas A&M at Clemson highlights college football's national games Saturday

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Big 12 pregame: Tom Herman is a coach on the hot seat

Texas-LSU and West Virginia-Missouri highlight the Big 12's second week

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Lots of questions as NFL season opens with Packers-Bears

Eli is likely the first old quarterback to topple, but who's next?

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Power Lunch: Chat recap with columnist Berry Tramel

Read an unedited transcript of today's chat with sports columnist Berry Tramel.

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Sooners and Cowboys a combined 32-0 against I-AA foes

Only twice in six games against I-AA foes has OU allowed a touchdown; OSU hasn't been challenged by a lower-division foe since...

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Will New England repeat as Super Bowl champ? It says here no

The NFC appears wide open, but the Saints look capable of emerging as the champ

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A brief history of I-AA matchups against Power 5 football teams

For more than 40 years, major-conference teams have scheduled teams from a lower classification. Sometimes, it doesn't go well.

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Holgorsen high on the Sooners after they beat his Houston Cougars

Holgorsen figures the Sooners were slowing it down in the season opener, but that won't last

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Victory over Oregon makes Auburn the most impressive team in college football so far

Few teams even had the chance to be impressive in college football's opening weekend

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Sam Ehlinger is the quarterback Texas was looking for; is Joe Burrow the same at LSU?

Texas and LSU play Saturday night in Austin; have both traditional powers found their quarterback?

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ISU-Northern Iowa rivalry not a typical Division I-AA series

Northern Iowa plays Iowa State or Iowa every season, so the Panthers are ready for games against their in-state foes

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Mountaineers struggled vs. James Madison, but Brown was pleased with his new quarterback

Kendall played well against James Madison, but the Mountaineers didn't block well

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Houston football hit the ground running in the Southwest Conference

Bill Yeoman's contribution to college football history: the veer and breaking color barriers

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Oregon State's Reser Stadium has some similarities to Iowa State's Jack Trice Stadium

A long day and a late night is followed by a flight while watching college football

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Sanders, Hubbard post big numbers for Cowboys

OSU's domination of the Pac-12 continues in 52-36 rout of Oregon State

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OSU quarterback was settled quickly vs. Oregon State

Sanders passes all the tests in Cowboys' 52-36 victory over Oregon State

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Offense shines, defense struggles for Cowboys vs. Beavers

Vintage Oklahoma State: High grades for the offense, low grades for the defense

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Oklahoma City's Dee Andros was a prominent figure in Oregon State football history

As we count down to the Oklahoma State season opener, here's a program primer on Oregon State football

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Can West Virginia avoid the upset against James Madison?

The Big 12 season opens with a slate of mostly-uninteresting games.

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Washington: Where the mountains meet the ocean

Driving alongside Olympic National Forest is a beautiful experience

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The Irish Times and Victoria's Inner Harbour is hard to beat

With all the big-ticket items checked off, a day of relaxing was had in Victoria

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Southern Cal's Clay Helton is a coach on the hot seat

College football's opening weekend has arrived, and our National Pregame gives you a quick preview of the action

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Another weak opening weekend for college football

Too many mismatches plague college football in its opening weekend of games

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The Empress Hotel and whale watching make for a great day in Victoria

Cucumber sandwiches not withstanding, high tea at the Empress is a can't-miss experience

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Dave Hudson's annual survey of OSU fans produces interesting results

Cowboy fans are high on Gundy, just not as high as they once were

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A Canadian treasure awaits at Butchart Gardens

The serene beauty of Butchart Gardens was amplified by a concert on the stage lawn.

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Herman now Big 12's fourth-most tenured Big 12 coach

Only three Big 12 teams return both coach and quarterback

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Tech cratered without Bowman last season

Bowman cleared from scary collapsed lung injury

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Mountaineer coach Neal Brown pushing all the right buttons

Mountaineers learn who they represent with visit to coal mine

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K-State struggled with QB instability in Bill Snyder's final seasons

The KSU quarterback belongs to Thompson, says new coach Chris Kleiman

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Jayhawk QB battle rages on

Thomas MacVittie or Carter Stanley? Who will start for Kansas

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Quaint Cowichan Bay makes for an idyllic spot on Vancouver Island

Hatley Castle and a drive into the Cowichan Valley showcase "Beautiful British Columbia"

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Puget Sound in Seattle and Victoria's Inner Harbor make for a great day

Only the trip between Seattle and Victoria marred an otherwise great day

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Seattle is a world-class city

A trip to Victoria, British Columbia, starts with a stopover in Seattle.

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Florida-Miami kicks off college football

In celebration of college football's 150th anniversary, Florida and Miami kick off a week early.

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Packers, Raiders play on 80-yard field in Winnipeg

Winnipeg field fiasco shows no one cares about NFL exhibitions, and that includes the NFL

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XFL names a little easier to take than the 2001 version of the league

No Hitmen, Enforcers or Xtreme in this group of XFL names

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Has Mayfield apologized to Lincoln Riley & Joe Castiglione?

Mayfield's criticism of Daniel Jones is on the ironic side, considering Mayfield's own history

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Brougher OKC swim career spans 1955-2019

Brougher just loved kids, so they loved him back

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NFC teams seem better bets for Super Bowl than AFC teams

Kansas City, New England and New Orleans have lowest odds to win the Super Bowl

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Riley says Mordecai will be OU's backup quarterback

Riley says experience was not a factor in naming Hurts the Sooner quarterback

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OSU top 150 list was fun to put together

Antle was a walk-on who made it big as an OSU defensive lineman

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Riley played the cards he was dealt in delaying announcement

In this transfer culture, coaches have to be proactive, not reactive, on potential transfers.

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Will NFL interference review come to college football?

Big 12's supervisor of officials is skeptical that replay review of interference will work

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Murray's cadence is penalized twice against the Raiders

Were NFL officials just trying to mold Murray as a rookie with two false-start penalties

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Big 12 looks strong in Pro Football Focus rankings of college QBs

Four Big 12 teams ranked among top 12 in starting quarterback situation

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Berry Tramel: Why did the Buccaneers give away McCoy's No. 93?

With mentors like this, who needs detractors?

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Berry Tramel: Tales from the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Lou Henson, Kendall Cross, Patty Gasso, Mike Moore, Will Shields, Mickey Tettleton and Bob Stoops were feted Monday night at...

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Power Lunch: Live chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Log on at 11 a.m. to chat live with columnist Berry Tramel. He'll be talking all things OU, OSU and Thunder.

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Fewer mid-week and late tipoffs for Thunder fans

The Thunder no longer is a marquee team, and that comes with some benefits to the paying customers

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NFL odds: Jay Gruden and Pat Shurmur most likely coaches to get axed

Mike Tomlin more likely than Kliff Kingsbury to be fired first? It makes no sense

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How we arrived at the OU top 150 list

Debates galore over the list of the top 150 Sooners ever

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Hillbilly Golf is an example of American ingenuity

We say good-bye to the Smoky Mountains with a tour through a Christmas village and Hillbilly Golf

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Another tour through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was quite scenic

Touring the Smokys and dining at the oldest spot in Pigeon Forge made for a great day.

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Short lines and lots of fun at Dollywood

From the rides to the food to gorgeous setting, Dollywood is a winner as an amusement park.

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Pigeon Forge has become a major tourist destination

From Isaac Love 200 years ago to Art Modell to Dolly Parton, Pigeon Forge has become a major tourism force

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Kids have lots of options in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

From a sleepy village with a general store and a blacksmith shop, Gatlinburg has come a long way.

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Berry Tramel: The mountains can mess with you, but they often are worth it

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has almost twice as many visitors as the Grand Canyon.

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Tennessee has treasures all across Interstate 40

From pancakes in Nashville to a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains, Saturday was quite a day