Bedlam: Five Keys
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Wrote in the paper today about how the Bedlam rosters are featuring fewer and fewer Oklahomans these days.
But for the Okies involved – notably Keiton Page and Nick Sidorakis for OSU and Cade Davis and Tyler Neal for the Sooners – there’s another side to the story.
The passion state players have for Bedlam.
“You can read into it what you want,” Sidorakis said of the lack of Okie influence, “but I know for me, Keiton and Cade, growing up here we know what the series is about.”
And for those who don’t, Sidorakis is happy to inform.
Before the first meeting, a Cowboys win in Stillwater, the Jenks product played historian for a large group young OSU players who’d be making their Bedlam debut.
“We had a meeting and I personally sat them down and told them, ‘This is, by far, one of the most important games, not only in the state, but to our university.’
“I’ve heard people say we can be winless in our season, then go beat OU, and it’s a good season. Fans have told me that. That’s how big a rivalry it is and how big a pride factor it is.
“So, for us Oklahoma kids, it’s a big deal.”
And for the senior Sidorakis, playing his final regular season game against the Sooners is special.
“It’s kind of weird that it’ll be my last conference game and we’re playing a bitter rival,” Sidorakis said. “But also, it’ll be fun. It’ll be a fun environment.
“To be honest, I can’t think of a better game to play my last conference game, other than against OU. So I’m looking forward to it.”
Crowds at Lloyd Noble Center have slipped this season. But Sidorakis is expecting more for Bedlam.
And hoping for more.
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