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  • Celebrate! The Eastern Conference Finals are over

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The Eastern Conference Finals are over. Let us all give thanks. Not for what we had. Our long national nightmare is over. The short-handed Cavaliers mercifully swept the top-seeded but outmanned Hawks, finishing off Atlanta 118-88 Tuesday night in a game I can’t tell you a lot about. I turned it...

  • St. John's trip to Stillwater revives memories of a great day at the ballpark

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    St. John’s baseball team is coming to Stillwater. Our man John Helsley wrote about the Johnnies for the Wednesday Oklahoman, which you can read here. Any talk about St. John’s baseball immediately made me think of Roger Angell. There was a time when 75 percent of what I read was baseball-related....

  • NBA Playoffs: Officials waffling on flagrant foul calls

    By Berry Tramel, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Rule assessment on Dwight Howard makes no sense after what we saw Sunday night and what we saw in the Thunder-Grizzlies series last spring.

  • Tramel: Can Jeremy Lamb become the next J.J. Redick?

    Berry Tramel | Yesterday

    Jeremy Lamb is a puzzling ballplayer. He’s skilled, he’s athletic. He can dribble reasonably well and shoot really well at times and jump through the gym and he rebounds exceptionally well. But Lamb just doesn’t get to play much for the Thunder, as we documented in the Tuesday Oklahoman, which...

  • How to rank Notre Dame's and BYU's schedules

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    For the Sunday Oklahoman, I ranked all 64 non-conference schedules among the Power Five leagues. You can read that here. But that means Notre Dame and Brigham Young were left out. A reader suggested I try to rank BYU’s and Notre Dame’s schedules. Interesting. BYU begins its fifth season as a...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Discussing Jeremy Lamb

    By Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Three writers discuss three questions. Today’s subject: Jeremy Lamb.

  • Gregg Popovich's in-game interviews are more entertaining than watching his Spurs

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Popovich would answer “go away” to “knock knock.” I’m telling you, interviewing Popovich in mid-game is like ringing the doorbell of the mean neighbor to get back your ball after it sailed over the fence. Short-straw city. Makes you wonder the value of the convention.

  • College football: Why Virginia has the best schedule in the nation and North Carolina State the worst

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Only one Big 12 team cracks Berry Tramel’s top 25 college football schedules.


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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