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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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With no State Fair of Texas, could OU-Texas become a night game?

Sooners and Longhorns always play in the daytime, but that could change in 2020

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Polio didn't stop Clancy's love of sports

From All-State football to the Journalism Hall of Fame, Clancy loved sports

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Some fans agree on Redskins name change; some don't

Readers split on change of Washington Redskins name

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Opinion: State Fair of Texas cancellation casts an ominous feeling for 2020 college football season

When Iowa canceled its State Fair a month ago, we figured the worst. The State Fair of Texas was shaky. Texans are serious...

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Opinion: The Washington NFL team's racial slur finally seems on its last leg

Before OCU dropped “Chiefs” and Southeastern State dropped “Savages” and Northeastern State dropped “Redmen,” I trotted out a...

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Ridgecrest Elementary in Midwest City had quite the field

The love for baseball lasted until age 14

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Gurney says Mark Emmert's time is passed as NCAA president

Former OU athletics chief of academic is harsh in his assessment of Emmert

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Opinion: Moving 2020 college football season to spring might be only salvation in coronavirus pandemic

My pal Carey Murdock asked Lincoln Riley a question near the end of his Zoom press conference Friday. What OU defensive lineman...

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Terry Maxon remembers fondly the Sooners & the Rangers

The Game of the Century & Nolan Ryan's sixth no-hitter is not a bad list of games

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Opinion: Can Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy learn new tricks? Mike Holder is counting on it.

Holder says Gundy/player relationship was "the missing link" in Cowboy football

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Opinion: NBA fairy tales could come true for the Thunder in the Disney World bubble

When the Thunder plays the Jazz on Aug. 1 in Orlando, 142 days will have passed since the same teams took the court in Oklahoma...

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

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

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Suns sign Payne for their Orlando roster

Payne has largely been a lottery bust

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Opinion: Could Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State learn from Mike Leach and Texas Tech?

Maverick Mike. Eccentric. Nationally known for his unconventional style. Didn’t get along with his athletic director. Constant...

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We'll continue the Why I Love Sports series

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

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Sutton film debuts on ESPN

Sutton movie dives deeply into relationship of Eddie and Sean

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Why I love sports: For Berry Tramel, watching grandkids play are most-cherished memories

The field sat at the bottom of a hill next to our house in Joplin. I was in first grade. We spent two years in Missouri,...

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Opinion: Players' actions could determine college football's fate

Many are the people who will make or break this college football season. With the coronavirus cases surging and the sport’s...

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"Finding Big Country" to premiere on Wednesday

Big Country movie joins Eddie Sutton documentary in ESPN lineup

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

Nationals never would have won the World Series under this format

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Opinion: West Virginia football incident shows us that coaches must change

Vic Koenning goes back a long way. How long? Owasso High School, 1970s. Remember Jim Dickey’s grand plan to redshirt prominent...

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OKC Thunder: Forget perfect, NBA should go straight to the playoffs

The NBA tried to find a perfect plan for its pandemic restart. The NBA went all Three Bears in figuring out how many teams to...

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

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

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Sutton documentary to receive multiple showings on ESPN and ESPN2

Director Christopher Hunt says ESPN deal is a dream come true

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Opinion: Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy has created quite the quagmire for his school

Mike Gundy’s job status remains unknown. Will OSU keep the hero/head coach and try to weather the storm that struck when...

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Bennie Owen's 98-year-old daughter cherishes the memories of OU football's founding father

Dorothy Ann Bryan’s knees are gone, but otherwise she’s in great health, which puts her ahead of the curve, considering she is...

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

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

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Opinion: Mike Gundy's 'heart wasn't right' in 1989, but former Oklahoma State coach Bob Simmons has grace for his former assistant

Bob Simmons, a father figure to Alfred Williams and a Black pioneer as OSU’s football coach from 1995-2000, hadn’t heard about...

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

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

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

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

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Opinion: Can OU football form a new 'Triplets' leadership team of Lincoln Riley, Joe Castiglione and Joe Harroz?

Bob Stoops coached Sooner football for 18 years and six months. OU had one president during that time. Lincoln Riley had three...

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Opinion: Is OSU football coach Mike Gundy clueless or careless?

Chuba Hubbard says he’s finished with OSU football “until things CHANGE.” And Hubbard doesn’t mean Gundy’s shirt. Hubbard means...

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OU planning for a 'dynamic' ticket experience

Sooners have season tickets available

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OU football: President Joe Harroz calls Sooners' financial impact 'eye-opening and certainly a focus during the pandemic'

NORMAN — Joe Harroz arrived at Georgetown University for law school in 1989, fresh off an OU economics degree. He arrived...

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OU football: For president Joe Harroz, the 2020 college football season is a constant topic for Sooners and Big 12 in pandemic

You want percentages on the upcoming football season? OU president Joe Harroz will give you a percentage. Seventy percent....

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Opinion: Oklahoma State's case with NCAA over Lamont Evans is a cautionary tale for rest of college basketball

The OSU basketball Mikes — coach Boynton, athletic director Holder — showed all the likely emotions last week on a...

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Opinion: If Kirk Ferentz leaves Iowa, would the Hawkeyes try to lure back a Stoops brother?

Kirk Ferentz is one of the more anonymous head coaches in college football history. He’s been Iowa’s coach for 21 years, which...

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

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

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Opinion: When Adrian Peterson kneels in September, can we find it in our hearts to understand?

Adrian Peterson says he will kneel during the national anthem this NFL season, and maybe you’re thinking, crap, here we go...

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OU is planning for fans, but making no predictions

Among the changes are digital ticketing and electronic concessions

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Former UAB quarterback now a country music star

Watson Brown coached Hunt with Alabama-Birmingham

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Opinion: This duel in the sun isn't exactly Nicklaus vs. Watson at Turnberry, but it's memorable nonetheless

The human drama of athletic competition has been in short supply since the pandemic hit. So back in late March, during a staff...

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Mid-majors considering more regionalized scheduling

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

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In this time of heartbreak and strife, can churches succeed where sports has failed?

I wrote an NBA column before church Sunday, but it didn’t feel right. Debating basketball’s restart plans is fine subject...

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Could an asterisk come with this NBA restart?

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

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College football schedules: USC ranks No. 1 among nonconference slates

Ranking the nonconference schedules of the 64 teams in the Power 5 conferences: 1. Southern Cal: Alabama in Arlington, New...

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Sports' return will be a big boost of normalcy

Do we miss sports? My pal Jeff Lewis is ready for football to return. He said the other day he and his parents were watching...

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Could college football become more regionalized in pandemic's wake? OSU-Tulsa series part of a bigger scheduling trend

College football scheduling is more standard than John Rockefeller’s oil. With few exceptions, each conference has a model. The...

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SEC schedules follow a familiar model

Only Georgia deviates much from the SEC standard scheduling

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Big 12 football: Bob Bowlsby 'bullish' that season will start on time

Bob Bowlsby is not an effervescent personality. The Big 12 commissioner is neither bubbly nor vivacious. He’s one of the...

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Badgers play Notre Dame at Lambeau Field

Some Big Ten schedules fall woefully short

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'I’ve never been more proud of my dad': Eddie Sutton was a rock for OSU after 2001 plane crash

Eddie Sutton stood on the stage at Gallagher-Iba Arena 19 years ago, putting a team and a school and a city and a state on his...

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Trojans play both Alabama and Notre Dame

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

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OSU basketball: Eddie Sutton was a 'Hall of Fame friend'

When Harry Birdwell moved back to Stillwater in 1989 to become his alma mater’s vice president of public affairs, he moved...

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Louisville & Clemson also have representatives schedules

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

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Sooners plan to resume well after many other Power 5 schools

Voluntary workouts are not the traditional organized summer workouts

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West Virginia ranks No. 1 among Big 12 nonconference schedules

Texas, as usual, plays a great schedule, too

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'It’s softball time in Oklahoma': After 30 years in Oklahoma City, the WCWS has forged a bunch of memories

The Women’s College World Series was scheduled to start this week, for its 30th run in Oklahoma City. Alas, the coronavirus...

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Eddie Sutton's legacy at Oklahoma State: Excellence was possible for Cowboys

In the final OSU basketball season before the Eddie Sutton era, the Cowboys’ home opener was against Memphis. A crowd of 6,381...

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Gallinari has mostly started out seasons with healthy stretches

In this rebooted NBA season, can Gallinari finish strong?

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OU football: TV pioneer Johnny Shannon was a Bud Wilkinson-era staple

Johnny Shannon enjoyed doing things nobody ever did. And so Shannon did them, for WKY-TV over four decades. Shannon shot the...

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

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

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Momentum growing for fans this college football season

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

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was on fire when the season stopped

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

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

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

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says players back on campus is 'ridiculous.' Will he bring them back in wake of NCAA vote?

Lincoln Riley took on the Southeastern Conference last week. He’s not the first Sooner coach to take aim at the SEC; Bob Stoops...

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Stephen F. Austin's violations go far beyond basketball

SFA had academic issues over nine sports and six years

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

Bazley's improvement had stagnated even before the injury

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OU football: Some optimistic that fans could be in the stands this season

Let’s get straight to the biggest question in these parts since Who Shot J.R.? Will we have football in the fall? I’m generally...

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Walsh sent several Denton Guyer players to OSU

J.W. Walsh now an offensive analyst at Texas

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OU football: Army game at Michie Stadium could be imperiled by pandemic

OU-Army at historic Michie Stadium already was in danger once. Now it’s in danger again. The long-scheduled game, set for Sept....

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Thunder season changed when Schröder started making 3-pointers

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

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

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

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If the Pac-12 eliminates nonconference games, both Oklahoma State and Michigan need a season opener

The Power 5 Conferences all seem to be at least considering a conference-games-only schedule for 2020, but the Pac-12 is the...

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A 'handful' of players expected for Thunder workouts

Thunder among the last NBA teams to open their facilities

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College football: Texas at Oklahoma State figures to be Big 12's most important game

We don’t know if or when college football will start, and we don’t know which games will remain intact, but to remind us of...

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Oklahoma football season: Hope for the best, prepare...

Just like most every college football season, the anticipation is half the fun. Bedlam in Norman, which has become the best...

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

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

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OU football: Building players' brands the new order in the NCAA

Endorsements and social-media money are coming to college athletes. Coming very soon. Going to be voted on in January. Likely...

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Ferguson was slumping something awful when the NBA season stopped

Can Ferguson save a season that has been mostly lost?

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

The pandemic could wreak havoc on college football scheduling

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OU football: Pandemic gives football coaches a chance for precious time with their families

When Alex Grinch says goodnight to 10-year-old Tyler and 8-year-old Corbi, the OU defensive coordinator adds a followup. “I’ll...

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

Frequent testing figures to be part of any resumption of play

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Eliminating non-conference games would help administrative decisions

Leagues discussing all kinds of ways to save college football

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What if Troy Aikman had caused Mike Gundy to go to OU?

My what-if series of Oklahoma sports concluded recently, and it seems to have been well-received. I enjoyed writing the series...

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Mother's Day: In her darkest hour, Christine stayed strong

Christine’s husband was working his first coaching job, and Christine was trying to be supportive, far from home. “I don’t...

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NCAA's name, image and likeness issue begs this question: What's the going rate for athletic endorsers?

The NCAA’s name/image/likeness debate reached new ground last week when its board of governors approved recommendations that...

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If the NBA goes to a five-game playoff series, odds for Thunder advancement improve

Speculation continues on NBA playoff modifications. Will pro basketball need to play shorter series, at least in the earlier...

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OKC Thunder: Milwaukee and the Los Angeles teams are NBA's biggest losers if season is lost

Many are the reasons we would like the NBA season to resume. Starting with mental health. A good ballgame every other night or...

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

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

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Referee Mike Defee shares stories from the cauldron of Big 12 football

Outgoing Big 12 referee Mike Defee’s tales from the front: On OSU coach Mike Gundy: “Mike was great. Mike’s competitive. He’s...

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Big 12 football will miss Mike Defee, but retiring referee 'won’t be a stranger'

Big 12 referee Mike Defee noticed Orlando Brown early in Brown’s OU career. Of course, Brown was hard to miss at 6-foot-7, 350...

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OSU football: What if Oklahoma A&M hadn't been left at the conference altar? It cost the Cowboys decades of success.

Oklahoma A&M president Bradford Knapp attended the Missouri Valley Conference’s annual meeting in 1925 and wired back to...

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OU football: What if Troy Aikman didn't break his ankle against Miami? The Dallas Cowboys' dynasty might not have happened.

Miami defenders Jerome Brown and John McVeigh sandwiched Troy Aikman, Aikman’s ankle fractured, football history was changed...

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What if the Chris Paul-led Hornets never had left Oklahoma City? It probably wouldn't match the OKC Thunder's success.

When the Thunder first moved to town, then-Oklahoman sports editor Mike Sherman met with Sam Presti and warned the general...

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OSU basketball: What if Eddie Sutton hadn't returned to his alma mater?

When Eddie Sutton returned to his alma mater in 1990, he ushered in a new era of basketball glory. Sutton and OSU basketball...

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What if Mickey Mantle signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers instead of New York Yankees? It's not far-fetched.

The pinstripes. The centerfield monuments. The mammoth home runs. The World Series year after year after year. Bronx summers in...

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OU football: What if Texas coach Darrell Royal had returned to lead the Sooners?

Darrell Royal had a downhome manner on the order of Will Rogers. A pitbull competitiveness that was the Southwest equivalent of...

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What if the Thunder's trade for Tyson Chandler hadn't been rescinded? It might have cost OKC an NBA title.

On Feb. 24, 2011, the Thunder traded for Kendrick Perkins and got the center it needed for its young core. A tough,...

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

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

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Athletes' endorsements is coming soon to the NCAA

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

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Green coached NEO and ORU women

Green coached Bristow to 1958 state championship

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

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

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DiNucci played for Pitt against the 2017 Cowboys

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

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Power Lunch: Live chat with columnist Berry Tramel

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

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Curbside lunch at Ray's barbeque has its advantages

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

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

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

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NFL Draft: The Dak Prescott story gives OU's Jalen Hurts hope in the pros

The streak is over. A Sooner quarterback did not go No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft. Now we go about the business of seeing if...

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

Filling in some gaps on Sutton's glorious career

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Deaths surpass the bombing total of 168

One hundred sixty-eight. A nondescript number outside Oklahoma. A week contains 168 hours. A few confusing math theorems equal...

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2017 Sooner offense among best in OU history

Only two starters not drafted off 2017 OU offense

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48 years ago, summer football magazines were all the rage

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

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Steve Zabel says NFL labor agreement will be a 'wonderful deal' for retired players

Steve Zabel was on the front lines of labor negotiations with the National Football League. Fifty years ago, Zabel and the...

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Transfer quarterbacks going first overall the new NFL Draft trend

Mayfield had the best career at his original school

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

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

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

Cool Chicks Wear Orange and now give away free socks

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Oklahoma City bombing anniversary: 25 years later, OKC is a different place

Twenty-five years. Can it really be 25 years? Twenty-five years since a bomb went off, and we were changed forever. Doesn’t...

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OSU basketball: Eddie Sutton's Hall of Fame induction cherished by Ralph and Daniel Bobik

Ralph Bobik always thought of Eddie and Patsy Sutton as the refined Southern gentleman and the perfect Southern belle. No...

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McDaniel became a wrestling star after OU

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

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G League program more lucrative and appealing than college basketball

NBA's pathway program appeals to high school stars

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A condensed playoff format could help the Thunder

Playoff upsets were more prevalent in five-game series era

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OKC bombing: Fire chief Richard Kelley & police chief Wade Gourley worked the bombing 25 years ago

Firefighter Richard Kelley heard the blast from his home in Bridge Creek, about 28 miles southwest of downtown Oklahoma City....

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Kickoff, extra point rules appealed to Stoops

XFL commissioner Oliver Luck liked the 25-second play clock

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College athletics: Coronavirus fallout will alter the look

Dropped sports, cut scholarships could be result of economic fallout

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Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops enjoyed the XFL experience

Bob Stoops doesn’t sound like a coach who finally has football out of his blood. Stoops returned to the gridiron this year...

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

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

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Murray considered a late first-round pick at linebacker

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

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Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy turns Mike Exotic

Mike Gundy did the state of Oklahoma a solid last week. He got the nation’s eyes off Joe Exotic. Turns out, the Tiger King...

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Wilkinson corresponded with fans after every game for 17 years

Wilkinson tried to provide insight on his Sooners

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Good soldier on furlough: no writing for The Oklahoman

The first week is over; two more to go

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Berry Tramel: OU legend Bennie Owen was a man of many hats and many talents

Bennie Owen is the most underrated figure in OU athletics history. You know him as the name behind OU’s playing surface. Owen...

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Looking for good news about a 2020 college football season? Enter OU's Lincoln Riley.

When college football returns — some say if it returns, but I’m in the when camp — it will be different. With little or no...

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College athletics face a financial storm. Runaway coaching salaries will be first to come under scrutiny.

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby held a teleconference in late March, and one of the interesting questions asked concerned the...

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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