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Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel

Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist.

Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma City Times, the Norman Transcript and the Oklahoma Journal — and entered the newspaper business at the age of 17, with the Transcript in 1978. His first game assignment was the Lexington-Elmore City high school football game, and he has enjoyed the journey ever since, from high school wrestling duals and regional track meets to Orange Bowls and the NBA playoffs.

Tramel was born and raised in Norman, Okla. He and his wife, Tricia, were married in 1980 and live in Norman near their daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters.

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Furlough means the blog goes blank for a week

Writing about sports never seemed like work

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Berry Tramel: Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt was prepped under the Friday night lights

Butch Peters saw Kevin Stitt on television, running for governor, and had an immediate thought. “That’s him!” That’s the kid...

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March Madness bracket challenge: Vote for the best NCAA team of all-time, including 1992 Duke, 1968 UCLA and more

There is no NCAA Tournament in this coronavirus world of 2020. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be a bracket.

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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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Outlook 2020: McLaughlins' Fields & Futures provides OKC Public Schools with pristine playing fields

Liz McLaughlin remembers the days when she and her husband weren’t trying to impact other people’s kids. Their own children...

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Berry Tramel: Basketball Hall of Fame finally shows some grace to Eddie Sutton

Steve Sutton, the oldest of Eddie’s and Patsy’s three sons, put the cellphone on speaker Friday and held it up for his father...

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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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Berry Tramel: College football season could start in January in order to get in a full season

Oklahoman Brett McMurphy, who has forged quite the career as a national college football writer, polled NCAA Division I-A...

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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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'The whole thing was surreal': Bart Conner's career survived the 1980 U.S. Olympic boycott

NORMAN — Bart Conner is like everyone else. These times seem very strange. “I feel so disoriented; just bizarre,” said...

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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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Neighborhood walks remind us of a time gone by

Trish the Dish and I have embraced the old-turned-new American pastime: Walking the neighborhood. Sounds nice, and it is. But...

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Berry Tramel: At Kremlin-Hillsdale, band members can play more than a tune

The famous Kremlin-Hillsdale band marched onto the State Fair Arena court a few weeks ago, all holding their instruments, all...

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Berry Tramel: Henry Iba's Cowboys and Bruce Drake's Sooners were NCAA Tournament staples

In the first 15 NCAA Tournaments, 1939 through 1953, one of the Bedlam rivals made the NCAA quarterfinals — what we now call...

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Berry Tramel: Bedlam basketball foes Henry Iba & Bruce Drake were pioneer coaches who helped make March mad

Henry Iba and Bruce Drake were bitter rivals. Think Mike Krzyzewksi and Roy Williams. John Calipari and Rick Pitino. Bobby...

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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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Berry Tramel: Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says conference must play the waiting game

Bob Bowlsby could have made us all feel a lot better with certain answers to two specific questions. Are you confident that Big...

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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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Berry Tramel: With the coronavirus pandemic, college football season is not assured

In those long-ago early days of the coronavirus interrupting our lives — you know, two weeks ago, when in less than an hour...

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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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Expect Tom Brady to join Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Joe Montana in succeeding after switching teams late in their careers

Tom Brady turns 43 in August. He’s lived in New England for 20 years. So like countless snowbirds before him, Brady is...

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Berry Tramel: Eddie Sutton documentary is a fathers-and-sons story about OSU coaching legend

Rex Chapman walked onto the Rupp Arena court, where filmmaker Christopher Hunt awaited. Hunt and his crew were in Lexington,...

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Berry Tramel: Turns out, we miss each other more than we ever knew

Funny what you don’t miss until you don’t have it anymore. Sorry if that’s a double negative or a little too much Yogi Berra,...

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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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Berry Tramel: Do college seniors even want an extra season of basketball eligibility?

Seniors galore gathered last week in Kansas City for the Big 12 Tournament. By Thursday morning, they could be separated into...

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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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Berry Tramel: With NCAA Tournament void due to coronavirus, players aren't the only victims

Thursday was going to be glorious. Same with Friday. The two days of the NCAA Tournament’s opening round. My two favorite...

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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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An Oklahoma weekend without sports: Paradise Lost

We just experienced a weekend without sports. We’ve done it before. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the NFL postponed its...

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Virus cancellations: With no ballgames, NFL talk will own the sports world

The National Football League loses few battles. The NFL wins the television ratings, against all comers. The NFL wins labor...

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Oklahoma March Madness: Ranking 68 moments that remind us of what we're missing due to the coronavirus

March Madness has gone dark. The NCAA canceled its basketball tournament, because of the coronavirus, and American sports fans...

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March Madness: The month is going to seem very odd without basketball

The Ides of March have arrived. Beware them, Shakespeare wrote so long ago, and indeed Julius Caesar lost his life on the 15th...

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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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Berry Tramel: NCAA cancels championships, a sad but necessary move during coronavirus threat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At noon Thursday, we lamented the cancellation of the Big 12 Tournament. Fans flooding the Power & Light...

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OSU basketball: Cowboys survive Iowa State horde, now they get the Jayhawks without their fans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lindy Waters heard the boos during a second-half timeout. He didn’t know what had stirred the passions of...

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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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Oklahoma basketball: Bedlam rivals have lost their one-strong Kansas City mojo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kristian Doolittle has been around OU basketball for what seems like forever, yet the Sooner senior never so...

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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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Berry Tramel: Austin Reaves' 41-point game vs. TCU reminds us that college basketball can be fun

Shaka Smart had the Big 12’s hottest basketball team this side of Kansas. His Texas Longhorns had won five straight, climbed...

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Berry Tramel: Sixty years ago, Wakita won the Class B basketball title, but now the game is played differently

Dolores Gilliland walked into State Fair Arena and haggled over the price of the state tournament program. She wanted it for 15...

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Berry Tramel: Basketball helps keep Leedey alive, and now the Bison play for a state championship

Jack Harrel, whose mother played on Leedey High School’s 1988 state runner-up team, drove to the basket and scored with 4:09...

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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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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Not so Super Tuesday

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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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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OKC Thunder: Slain by the monster it created, but no regrets over Paul George trade

The last time the Thunder took the court, Friday night, it got to see what a championship-caliber team looks like. Then...

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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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Bo Overton: Life is different at OCU for big-winning coach

Bo Overton was in the locker room Thursday night when his Oklahoma City University women’s basketball team suffered its first...

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OU football: DeMarco Murray could be a great hire, if he's hungry to coach

NORMAN — Little more than five years ago, DeMarco Murray won the 2014 NFL rushing title, with 1,845 yards for the Dallas...

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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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Rex Ryan & Rob Ryan made 1998 a special season in the state of Oklahoma

The Ryan twins spotted a familiar face from the old days and wanted to know just one thing. “What happened to defense around...

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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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'Every game’s huge': Sooners get much-needed victory over Texas Tech

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard tried everything. Even a full line change. With 8:37 left in a game slipping away from the Red...

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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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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Skip to my Lu

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Berry Tramel: Triple-doubles no longer matter for the Thunder, now on pace for a 50-win season

Chris Paul slung a pass across the court to the corner, where Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was waiting all by his lonesome. SGA...

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OU football: Eight early-entry freshmen could help the Sooners

NORMAN — In January 2017, nine freshmen football recruits enrolled early at OU. Which meant they went through spring practice....

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Bedlam basketball: OSU moves into NIT contention, and drops OU into the same

STILLWATER — Mike Boynton walked onto the court Saturday, and Gallagher-Iba Arena roared its approval. The OSU crowd always...

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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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Modern Methuselah: Joe Gilbert has been coaching at Barnsdall for 66 years

BARNSDALL — Joe Gilbert stops the vacuum to welcome a visitor into the lobby of the gymnasium that bears his name. Joe Gilbert...

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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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OU basketball: Great crowd at Lloyd Noble Center, but Sooners fall to No. 1 Baylor

NORMAN – Lloyd Noble Center was more packed than usual, and the OU students arrived early and often. Before the game, we...

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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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A.J. Hinch: "As coaches, we tried to act like him;" Midwest City coaches mystified by scandal

A.J. Hinch’s reputation is in tatters across baseball. The Astros’ manager was suspended, then fired, over the sign-stealing...

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OSU basketball: Cowboys celebrate 1995 Final Four team with a victory over Texas Tech

STILLWATER — Big Country and Eddie Sutton were in the house. So were Randy Rutherford and Chianti Roberts, Terry Collins and...

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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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Thunder Buddies podcast: Shimmying in New Orleans

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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'We’d love to see people use their tickets': Sooners, like most of college hoops, struggle to draw fans

NORMAN — Lloyd Noble Center was a stunning sight Wednesday night. The seats behind the baskets were virtually all empty for...

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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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Thunder Buddies podcast: Spurs spoil homestand

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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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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'It’s not going to be smooth sailing': Thunder's loss to Spurs shows a slump has sprouted

Early in the game, Dennis Schroder came around the corner on that patented Thunder inbounds play. Schroder off the screen for a...

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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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Stevens says he's not surprised by Thunder's success

Balanced Thunder lineup is "hard to guard," says Celtics coach

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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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Where was the offense as the XFL kicks off?

The microphones on coaches and replay review officials was great in the XFL's Week 1.

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Outsmarted

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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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: Thunder is a man shy of being elite, and Boston has that man in Marcus Smart

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander brought the ball upcourt, the Thunder having staged another crazy comeback, down just three points with...

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Stoops excited about return to the gridiron with the XFL

Bob Stoops planned to sleep well Saturday night. He always has the night before coaching a football game. No reason for that to...

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OU football: Bob Stoops & Longhorn hero Jerrod Heard united in XFL

Jerrod Heard flashed the Hook’ em Horns sign, Bob Stoops reached over in a faux attempt to turn the fingers upside down and the...

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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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NBA trade deadline: Thunder GM Sam Presti rolls the dice by not dealing Danilo Gallinari

Thunder fans got what they wanted Thursday. Which is not what they usually want. All fans usually clamor for a deal at the...

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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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'He always had that ‘it’ factor': Patrick Mahomes' friend, now a Tuttle preacher, foresaw a Super Bowl ring back at Whitehouse High School

The 2014 yearbook of Whitehouse High School, just outside the East Texas town of Tyler, had the typical goofy responses when...

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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: Patrick Mahomes takes Chiefs home again with first Super Bowl title in 50 years

Super Bowl 54 opened with a show-stealing introduction, the commercial of a yellow faux-hawked boy who delivered the game...

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OU basketball: Brady Manek's hot shooting makes for an entertaining Bedlam

NORMAN — Less than eight minutes into Bedlam, Brady Manek swished a corner 3-pointer, and all over Lloyd Noble Center, eyes did...

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'The league has changed a little bit': Big 12 basketball is hard to watch this season

NORMAN — Bill Self sauntered into the Lloyd Noble Center interview room a couple of weeks ago relatively pleased with his...

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Super Bowl LIV: The 54 people who make Chiefs-49ers interesting

1. Patrick Mahomes: The NFL’s reigning superstar is just 24. Will this be the first of many titles? 2. Raheem Mostert: 49er...

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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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Jeff Jantz set scoring records, then did even more for his alma mater, Southern Nazarene

BETHANY – Prayer brought Jeff Jantz to Bethany. Growing up in eastern Colorado half a century ago, Jantz was quite the...

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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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Berry Tramel: Flair describes the life and times of the late Laker superstar Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant’s first NBA game in Oklahoma City came on Feb. 4, 2006. Thirteen days after he scored 81 points in a game against...

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'Unbelievable': Kansas City Chiefs' first Super Bowl in 50 years rewards long-suffering fans

Frank Clark sacked Ryan Tannehill, the AFC championship went from on the verge to in the bag and Arrowhead Stadium erupted. One...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Soaring past the Hawks

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander won't be in the All-Star Game, but he will be soon

The Trae Young Show came to town Friday night. We’ve seen it before, but just like Red Panda, the act never gets old....

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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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Trae Young's career is soaring, but his feet appear to remain firmly planted on the ground

Candice Young cried when she heard that her son’s money was retiring more than $1 million in medical debt for hundreds of...

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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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OSU football: Cowboy fans celebrate return of Chuba Hubbard & Tylan Wallace

STILLWATER – The hundreds of students dispersed and the celebration slowly ended, but Abby Smith kept dancing Tuesday. Football...

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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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NCAA scandals go far beyond Odell Beckham Jr. paying out cash to LSU players

Odell Beckham Jr. handed out cash to LSU football players Justin Jefferson, Jontre Kirklin and Joe Burrow on the Superdome...

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NFL playoffs: Kingfisher's Jace Sternberger an unlikely celebrity in Packers' push for Super Bowl

Jason Sternberger sat on his couch in Kingfisher last Sunday and had quite the surreal experience. Jadeveon Clowney, already...

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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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'We’re going to be in the race': OSU's Mike Gundy sees 2020 Cowboys as Big 12 contenders

When the new year arrived, Chuba Hubbard seemed likely gone, Tylan Wallace possibly gone and Kasey Dunn absolutely gone from...

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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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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Canada Dry

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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'We just kept fighting': Thunder again resilient but can't come back from 30-point hole vs. Raptors

The Thunder’s valiant comeback fell short and some fans headed for the exits. Then about 25 Earth minutes later, the Thunder’s...

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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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Oklahoma basketball: Kansas ruins Top Daug reunion

NORMAN – Top Daug emerged from the smoke about 6:25 before tipoff Tuesday night. The Lloyd Noble Center didn’t exactly erupt,...

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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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How Top Daug came to life — and the life he might bring to Lloyd Noble Center

Top Daug was a Billy Tubbs invention. When Tubbs arrived in Norman in 1980, OU wrestling was a big deal. Large crowds. NCAA...

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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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OU football: Clemson, not the SEC, should be the Sooners' model

Georgia in the Rose Bowl. Alabama in the Orange Bowl. Louisiana State in the Peach Bowl. All Sooner defeats in the College...

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OU basketball: Buddy Hield and friends highlight all-decade team

Buddy Hield, 2012-16: The 2016 national player of the year, when he averaged 25.0 points a game and shot 45.7 percent from...

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OSU football: Justice Hill makes all-decade team

Offense QB: Brandon Weeden, 2010-11: Toughest pick on the board – Weeden or Mason Rudolph. The latter was a 3-1/2 year starter...

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Thunder: Does Paul George make the Thunder all-decade team?

Kevin Durant, 2009-16: Those were the days, my friend. Russell Westbrook, 2009-19: The people’s choice. Steven Adams,...

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OU football: Kenny Stills or Ryan Broyles on all-decade team?

Offense QB: Baker Mayfield, 2015-17: Three times finished in the top four of Heisman Trophy voting. TB: Samaje Perine, 2014-16:...

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OSU basketball: Marcus Smart headlines all-decade team

James Anderson, 2009-10: Anderson’s first two seasons were in the previous decade, but as a junior, before declaring for the...

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What will the '20s hold for the Thunder, Sooners and Cowboys?

When the 2010s arrived, the Thunder was 41-73 in its Oklahoma City history and Jeff Green was considered a better prospect than...

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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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Thunder Buddies podcast: The Return of Russ

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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'I felt like I was home': Russell Westbrook's return to OKC a perfect night for Thunder

The cheers began when the video started. That meant we couldn’t easily hear some of the audio, but who cares? Russell Westbrook...

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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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Berry Tramel: The Russell Westbrook/Chris Paul trade has been a bonanza for the Thunder

Russell Westbrook preferred Houston. When Paul George asked for a trade to the Clippers, and Sam Presti received a king’s...

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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: Can the Big 12’s football fortunes be reversed after a disastrous bowl season?

Big 12 football came to a merciful season’s end New Year’s Night. Georgia beat Baylor 26-14 in the Sugar Bowl, and the Big 12...

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Russell Westbrook's return to face Thunder promises to be nothing but entertaining

Russell Westbrook returns to Oklahoma City this week. You won’t recognize him until just before tipoff Thursday night, if...

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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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OU football: Baker Mayfield isn't getting the structure in Cleveland that he got with Sooners

I feel sorry for Baker Mayfield. Mayfield does not make an easy sympathetic figure. Hard to play the underdog card when you’re...

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David Stern is 'the central figure in the success' of the NBA in OKC, says Thunder chairman Clay Bennett

The point man for Oklahoma City’s wild NBA adventure is neither Russell Westbrook nor Chris Paul. Westbrook, the face of the...

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The Roaring '20s: Sports' most radical changes occurred 100 years ago

The ‘20s arrived at midnight. Can you believe it? Ten years since Nick Collison made two foul shots with 4.5 seconds left to...

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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 football: Sooner fatigue could set in on college football

ATLANTA – The script goes beyond familiar. Everyone has the story memorized. The Sooners lose a game in October, rally to win...

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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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OU football: Sooners seem a long way from solving their playoff problem

ATLANTA — The Peach Bowl scoreboard had yet to short-circuit from so many LSU points. The Sooners trailed by only seven. I...

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OU football: Sooner report card shows little to brag about after LSU's Peach Bowl rout

OU’s 63-28 Peach Bowl loss to Louisiana State was as one-sided as the score indicates. Hard to find much in the report card to...

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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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College Football Playoff: OU's Lincoln Riley & LSU's Ed Orgeron share a commonality

ATLANTA — Ed Orgeron and Lincoln Riley are from neighboring states but different worlds. Orgeron is from Lafourche Parish,...

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OSU football: Numbers tell the story of 24-21 Texas Bowl loss

1: Completion on nine downfield throws by OSU quarterback Dru Brown, though the one connection was a 57-yard touchdown pass to...

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'He’s making history': How Jalen Hurts can leap past Baker Mayfield & Kyler Murray in OU football lore

ATLANTA — Jalen Hurts commands respect in this part of the country. Our part of the country, too, but maybe even more down...

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College Football Playoff: LSU's Ed Orgeron talks OU's Jalen Hurts & CeeDee Lamb

LSU coach Ed Orgeron conducted a Peach Bowl press conference Friday on the eve of the game. Here are some of his more...

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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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OU football: Culture change for Sooners' defense is similar to that of LSU offense

ATLANTA – Ed Orgeron gives the Oklahoma defense the highest compliment possible. He compares the Sooner defensive...

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OU football: LSU assistant coach Mickey Joseph wanted to be a Sooner

LSU receivers coach Mickey Joseph was a high school option quarterback in Marrero, Louisiana, who signed with Nebraska after...

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OU football: Tre Brown's 55-yard dash saved the Sooner season

ATLANTA – Baylor receiver Tyquan Thornton just sort of stood there when the ball was snapped. Put his hands up a little, like...

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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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OU football: If the Sooners feel disrespected, there's a quick fix in the Peach Bowl

ATLANTA — Double-digit underdogs. Playing with the Heisman Trophy runner-up but against the Heisman Trophy winner. Burdened by...

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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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Berry Tramel: From motorcycles to Santa Claus, these stories will revive the Christmas spirit

A Christmas story, circa 2000s: Attorney John McShane handled all of his friend’s many divorces. When McShane’s own marriage...

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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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Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shows why Paul George trade was a blessing

In the middle of a rip-roaring game, a wildly entertaining shootout in which the Thunder rallied from another huge deficit...

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Thunder Buddies: Upsetting the Clippers in PG's return to OKC

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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College Football Playoff: OU fans recall the horrors of LSU fans at the Sugar Bowl

The bare-chested men standing alongside Interstate 49 were the first clue that the OU-LSU Sugar Bowl would be different for...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Scorching the Suns

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's scoop shot is back, and the Thunder is back to .500

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander drove the lane, didn’t quite get to the basket and thus had to improvise. That’s not necessarily a bad...

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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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Oklahoma State football: Old foe Texas A&M awaits in the Texas Bowl

Texas A&M Outland Trophy winner Luke Joeckel stood on the JerryWorld turf seven years ago and said the words that no Big 12...

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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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Sooners are in an exclusive club in College Football Playoff era

New blood has infiltrated the College Football Playoff. Just like the year before. And the year before that. And the year...

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'This is real bragging rights': Former OU quarterbacks Baker Mayfield & Kyler Murray set for first NFL duel

Valerie Hoke plans to wear OU crimson and cream to State Farm Stadium on Sunday. She won’t bring herself to wear the orange and...

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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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OU football: Sooners not the only playoff team with a transfer quarterback

Jalen Hurts, late of Alabama, quarterbacks Oklahoma. Justin Fields, late of Georgia, quarterbacks Ohio State. Joe Burrow, late...

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Thunder Buddies Podcast: Kings call checkmate

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios' comedy 'Ted,' but inspired by our...

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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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OU football: 50 years ago, Barry's Boy, Steve Owens, won the Heisman Trophy

Jack Baer was born old and then got crusty. Baer was OU’s baseball coach when the Sooners won the 1951 College World Series and...

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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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Peach Bowl assignment shows Sooners have become playoff regulars

Robert Redford’s character is recruited to run for an unwinnable U.S. Senate race in the 1972 film “The Candidate.” Redford’s...

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College football rankings: LSU a tight fit over Ohio State

Committee mostly gets its selections correct

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OU football: Lincoln Riley trusts his defense and wins fifth straight Big 12 title

ARLINGTON, Texas — Lincoln Riley thought about it. He debated in his mind. In those nano-seconds available for a coach’s...

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OU football report card: Kenneth Murray and Sooners' defense grade out well in Big 12 title game

OU’s 30-23 victory over Baylor in the Big 12 Championship Game was a wild affair that included all kinds of great and...

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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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OU football: Big 12 Championship game just what the Sooners needed

ARLINGTON, Texas — Critics of the Big 12 Conference are like critics of the new Butterfinger recipe. They are many and they are...

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OU football: Comebacks have become Sooners' calling card

NORMAN — The Sooners were down. Way down. Despondently down. Turn-off-the-TV down. Then came a comeback for the ages. Stunning....

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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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OU football: Defense needed debriefing from the ghosts and scars of the recent past

NORMAN — Alex Grinch thought he was moving to Norman. Turns out, his address was Amityville. The Switzer Center was haunted....

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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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OU football: Utah gets great news, but Sooners get good news

The College Football Playoff committee delivered plenty of good news to Oklahoma football on Tuesday night. Just not the best...

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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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OUfootball report card: Fourth-down defense & red zone on both sides excel in Bedlam

Oklahoma’s 34-16 victory over Oklahoma State was workmanlike but impressive, and the grades reflect a performance that was low...

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OU football: Few schools have dominated a conference like OU has dominated the Big 12

Parity at long last has come to Big 12 football. The conference is trotting out a different team every year to play Oklahoma in...

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Bedlam by the numbers: Sooners' November winning streak reaches 21

OU beat OSU 34-16 Saturday in Bedlam football. Here are some numbers from the game: 0: Punts by both teams combined in the...

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MAPS 4 discussion set on Tuesday

As Oklahoma City voters prepare to vote on Dec. 10 for the fourth iteration of MAPS, several local experts and Mayor David Holt...

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Even without Russell Westbrook, Thunder fashion flourishes

With Russell Westbrook out of OKC, the title race for most fashionable Thunder player has been blown wide open. So far, this...

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OU football: Jalen Hurts makes like Tommy McDonald in Bedlam victory

STILLWATER — One touchdown came on a scramble. Jalen Hurts barreling past the OSU pass rush to find open range, then juking...

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Bedlam football: OU has newfound respect for OSU this decade

STILLWATER — Lincoln Riley started talking about Bedlam this week, and Sooners of a certain age had to be wondering what Riley...

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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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OSU football: Cowboys should be loaded next season

Bedlam football 2019 arrives Saturday night in Stillwater. We don’t have to wait 52 weeks for another. Big 12 schedule-makers...

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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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Will MAPS 4 benefit downtown development? Find out at The Oklahoman's Dec. 3 forum

As Oklahoma City voters prepare to vote on Dec. 10 for the fourth iteration of MAPS, several local experts and Mayor David Holt...

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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: Good news for the Sooners; the playoff committee suddenly likes Baylor

ESPN resorted to its usual dramatic presentation of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night. It saved the top 10...

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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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OSU football: Mike Gundy not the only father who got to see his Pioneer son play

The coach, whose football team was 1,130 miles away and only 14 hours from kickoff, wandered down to the Stillwater High School...

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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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OU football report card: Defense saves Sooners vs. TCU after carelessness on offense

Another Saturday, another wild Oklahoma finish. The Sooners beat TCU 28-24 in a game that once was a rout but ended up going to...

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OSU football report card: Cowboy defense earns high marks in 20-13 win at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — OSU won a meat grinder of a football game Saturday, 20-13 at West Virginia, and the grades reflect a...

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OSU football: Cowboys stingy in the running game in 20-13 win at West Virginia

0: Plays of at least 50 yards for OSU; the Cowboys entered the game leading the nation with 19 this season. 5: Straight OSU...

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OSU football: Dru Brown's clutch fourth quarter sends Cowboys past Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Dru Brown hadn’t lost the game, so it was time to win it. His dreams delayed, if not derailed, Brown...

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Expert panel to discuss MAPS 4 projects, downtown

The Oklahoman has assembled an expert panel to discuss downtown development as it relates to proposed MAPS 4 projects. As plans...

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OSU football: Surprise! Jim Knowles' defense is carrying the Cowboys

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Cowboys arrive on the banks of the Monongahela River without their quarterback, thumb surgery having...

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OU football: Fan exodus vs. Iowa State has angered those who stayed

NORMAN — Joshua Walters never leaves Oklahoma football games early. He’s 26, lives in Choctaw and been going to Sooner games...

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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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Thunder: With Lakers, Bucks and Heat all playing well, the Chris Paul market is not robust

Having Chris Paul back in Oklahoma City has been fabulous. Our first NBA star has been all you could hope for from a...

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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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OU football: Playoff committee gives Big 12 little love

New York City dang near went bankrupt in 1975, and when President Gerald Ford denied Gotham a federal bailout, the New York...

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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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OU football: The seven unsung plays that created the Sooners' comeback win over Baylor

WACO, Texas – The Sooner football team assembled for some video motivation last week. Included in the clips were the Patriots’...

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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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OU vs. Baylor report card: Sooners get a pass after comeback for the ages

OU staged a comeback for the ages Saturday, beating Baylor 34-31 after trailing 28-3 in the second quarter. The grades reflect...

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OU football: Just in the Nik of time, Sooners save their season with 34-31 win at Baylor

WACO, Texas — Nik Bonitto dropped a sure interception, and you thought uh-oh, that might stop the greatest comeback in Oklahoma...

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OU football: If the Sooners ever need another head coach, Baylor's Matt Rhule should be No. 1 on the list

WACO, Texas — Matt Rhule’s first Temple University team lost its first six games. Around the 0-5 mark, Rhule got a call from a...

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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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OU football: Playoff committee drops Baylor one slot, which is discouraging news for the Sooners

The College Football Playoff committee’s respect for Baylor is falling. And that is bad news for Oklahoma. In its latest...

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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"