Back in 2010, just before the 105th Bedlam football game, I ranked the 104 OU-OSU games from best to worst.
Then came the 2010 game, won 47-41 by OU with a flurry of touchdowns at the end. Then OSU’s historic 44-10 rout in 2011, which gave the Cowboys their first Big 12 championship.
When the Big 12 splintered and became a 10-team conference, one of its marketing claims was “ONE TRUE CHAMPION.” Along with other things like, all the teams are in one time zone. Then the league added West Virginia, which for several years now has been in the Eastern Time Zone, which is only...
Mike Gundy does not get fired up about Bedlam. At least not in the public marketplace.
He doesn’t express any particular disdain for all things Sooner. He doesn’t talk about the rivalry like it’s a holy war. He doesn’t refuse to even utter the words “OU” or “Oklahoma.”...
BY BERRY TRAMEL Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Published: Sun, Dec 8, 2013
The Big 12 and SEC partnership with the Sugar Bowl, which goes into effect next season, blossomed early. OU-Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. OSU-Missouri in the Cotton Bowl. You want a piece of the SEC? Here you go.
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.