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  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia

    staff reports | Updated: 39 min ago

    Can Oklahoma State slow down a surging West Virginia at Homecoming in Stillwater? Follow our live coverage from pregame to postgame with OSU writers Kyle Fredrickson and John Helsley, and more from The Oklahoman sports team.

  • OSU football: Cowboys losing battle in today's QB-run game

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    COMMENTARY — Not all that long ago, Oklahoma State’s quarterbacks stood tall among the Big 12’s best. Zac Robinson, Brandon Weeden, heck, even Clint Chelf. But Daxx Garman is struggling. And that will not be any more evident than Saturday when OSU takes on Clint Trickett and West Virginia.

  • College football: LSU, Ole Miss to renew rivalry

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    On Halloween night 1959, Ole Miss took perhaps its best team ever into LSU’s Tiger Stadium. The Rebels were unbeaten and ranked third. LSU was No. 1. And the most famous punt return in college football history beat Mississippi. Billy Cannon went 89 yards with a punt return, and LSU won 7-3....

  • College football: Tennessee over Alabama in an upset special?

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The University of Tennessee campus sports The Rock, a big, well, stone that is a campus icon. On The Rock this week was painted these words: HEY KIFFIN, KARMA IS A BUTCH. It must be Alabama Week in Knoxville. An age-old rivalry takes a new turn of hate this week as Alabama arrives in Neyland...

  • College football: Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson on the hot seat?

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Paul Johnson arrived in Atlanta in 2008, having coached Navy to a 45-29 record over six seasons. Johnson’s first Yellowjacket team tied for a division title. His second Yellowjacket team won the ACC and made the Orange Bowl. Since then, Georgia Tech has been remarkably consistent. At least a...

  • College football: Ole Miss at LSU the best of this week's non-Big 12 games

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Here is our look at this week’s best games outside the Big 12: 1. Ole Miss at LSU, 6:15 p.m., ESPN: This strikes people as a one-sided series, but LSU has won just 37 of the 70 games played since World War II. 2. Southern Cal at Utah, 9 p.m., Fox Sports1: The Utes are as good a pick as any...

  • Big 12 football: How do you explain K-State's dominance of Texas?

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Kansas State leads the Big 12 football race. The team with the next-best position is TCU, which is 2-1 and has yet to play any of the four teams that figure to bring up the rear. After that, Baylor and West Virginia are the prime contenders. Parity reigns mightily in a conference which has...

  • Big 12 football: OSU's Daxx Garman had better step it up if he hopes to contend in 2015

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Daxx Garman had a solid Big 12 debut. Really, more than solid. He threw four touchdown passes against Texas Tech, completing 17 of 31 for 370 yards, and Garman’s two interceptions seemed unimportant. But Garman’s production has regressed in every subsequent Big 12 game. Yards: Iowa State 271,...


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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