Big 12 baseball: Bedlam series expanding to five regular-season games in 2013

BIG 12 BASEBALL HOT TOPIC — OU and OSU have agreed to expand the Bedlam series to five regular-season games, with home-and-home, on-campus nonconference games added.
by John Helsley Published: April 11, 2013
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photo - Colt Bickerstaff, left, Max White, center, and Matt Oberste meet at the plate after all three runners scored on a double by Anthony Hermelyn as the University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooners play Hofstra in NCAA college baseball at L. Dale Mitchell Field on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013  in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Colt Bickerstaff, left, Max White, center, and Matt Oberste meet at the plate after all three runners scored on a double by Anthony Hermelyn as the University of Oklahoma (OU) Sooners play Hofstra in NCAA college baseball at L. Dale Mitchell Field on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

There's good news and bad news on the Bedlam front.

The bad: this season's nonconference game, which was rained out, won't be rescheduled.

The good: next season, the series gets a retro look, with five regular-season games scheduled between OU and OSU.

Coaches Josh Holliday and Sunny Golloway have agreed to expand the series further, with home-and-home, on-campus nonconference games added to their Big 12 series.

“They're all for it and so are we,” Holliday said. “I think it's great.”

The plan is for one campus game in March, another in April, then the conference clash on the final weekend of the Big 12 schedule.

This season's rained out game, originally scheduled for April 2, was lost when the teams couldn't find an open date that fit both clubs.

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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