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  • Here's what Mack Brown's next job should be

    By Berry Tramel | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Former Texas coach was missed at Big 12 Media Days. But he doesn't need to stay out of coaching for long.

  • Oklahoma football: Stoops delights Jerry Montgomery

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Bob Stoops went on ESPN and was in rare form. He defended the Big 12, he took issue with Nick Saban’s “consolation” Sugar Bowl talk and generally was as feisty as in his best days. Sooners loved it. So did Stoops’ staff. “He’s the man,” said OU defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery....

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Berry Tramel is back from Big 12 Media Days, chatting OU, OSU and Thunder from H&H Shooting Sports. Get your questions in and Berry will be on at 11 with answers.

  • Oklahoma State football: Van Malone challenges his cornerbacks

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Justin Gilbert was a Thorpe Award finalist last season for Oklahoma State. He was one of the best cornerbacks in OSU football history. And now Gilbert is gone to the NFL. And cornerback remains a team strength. Such is the ascent of Mike Gundy’s program that the Cowboys could lose a star and be...

  • Why Cavs shouldn't trade for Kevin Love

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    If the Cleveland Cavaliers trade for Kevin Love, they will be the favorites in the NBA’s Eastern Conference next season. If the Cavs don’t trade for Love, they will be the favorites in the East. So we’re talking a matter of degrees here. And if I was general manager of the Cavs — you...

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops talks Sugar Bowl

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Bob Stoops sat down at his appointed post, in the corner of the ballroom in Dallas’ Omni Hotel on Tuesday, and accepted his 90-minute sentence with aplomb. Stoops was in a good mood, knew he would face some Dorial Green-Beckham questions, knew he would be asked about the college football...

  • Dallas travelblog: Pickups, RC Cola & mascots

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Big 12 Media Days are over. A few observations: * Charlie Strong is boring. Maybe the new Texas coach is great on the recruiting trail and in the locker room. But he does not win in the court of public relations. Of course, Mack Brown did win in the latter, and it didn’t save his […]

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops is taking a big chance on Dorial Green-Beckham

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Green-Beckham found trouble at Missouri, twice for marijuana-related offenses and once for allegedly pushing a coed down a flight of stairs. If DGB finds more weed trouble in Norman, everyone will shake their head and blame the guy for being a goofball. If DGB has more domestic trouble, it...


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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