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  • A special night celebrating Oklahoma basketball

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    John Hudson is a lawyer by day and commissioner of the Sooner Athletic Conference by night. And he’s got a passion for old-school small-college basketball. So Hudson last year organized a reunion of former small-college coaches and referees, and Thursday was the second annual event, which has...

  • OU's Orlando Brown recovering from the loss of his father

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Sometimes it’s tough having Zeus Brown for a father. But it’s even tougher not having Zeus Brown for a father.

  • Tramel: Fine college football players? When will we start fining coaches?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    College football coaches need a little more self-awareness. Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster and Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville both said their schools would consider docking money from players who violate team rules or athletic department policies or even fail to meet...

  • Orlando Brown talks about his father

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    I wrote about OU’s Orlando Brown for the Friday Oklahoman. You can read that column here. Brown seems like a budding star for the Sooners — Bob Stoops barely can stop raving about his redshirt freshman offensive tackle. I had a lot more material than I could get in the column, so I thought I...

  • OSU football notebook: Kevin Peterson declares himself ready for opener

    BY JOHN HELSLEY AND BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The previously injured Peterson said he managed his brief time away from practices with a focus on returning quickly.

  • Mike Gundy raves about Emmanuel Ogbah

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Mike Gundy occasionally goes for a jog at lunch. When he does, he often sees a sight that warms his heart. Emmanuel Ogbah returning from class. The OSU defensive end is a star and might be more than that. “It’s hard to evaluate our (offensive) tackles, because of Ogbah,” Gundy said. “He just...

  • Thunder's Nick Collison ranks fifth on NBA list

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    LeBron James was the first pick in the 2003 draft. Turns out the Cavs knew what they were doing. Darko Milicic went second; turns out the Pistons didn’t have a clue. Then came Carmelo and Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Chris Kaman went sixth, Kirk Hinrich seventh, T.J. Ford eighth. With the...

  • OSU fans have spoken: Expect 9 wins

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    OSU fan Dave Hudson of Oklahoma City conducts an annual survey of Cowboy fans. His results are rather interesting. I thought I would share some of them with you, and you can see more yourself here. Hudson said he received a total of 1,509 surveys, which is quite an impressive number. I don’t...


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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