• OU Football: Sooners win Big 12 title, displaying promise of even more

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    STILLWATER — OSU cornerback Michael Hunter, in obvious man-to-man coverage, took off running with Dede Westbrook, and Hunter was a man on a mission. Hunter stayed with Westbrook as he zipped down the sideline. Excellent pass defense. Except it wasn't a pass. Samaje Perine took a handoff,...

  • Bedlam football: A look at Oklahoma's 58-23 win over Oklahoma State by the numbers

    By Jenni Carlson and Berry Tramel, Columnists | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Here is a look at Oklahoma's 58-23 win over Oklahoma State by the numbers: 3: Times that OU has scored 40 or more points in a half vs. OSU (45, first half, 1970; 44, first half, 2015; 42, second half, 1946) 5: Touchdown runs of 50 yards or more this season for OU running back Samaje Perine,...

  • One final comparison between the Bedlam rivals

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 15 hr ago

    One True Champion. Sometimes, a blind squirrel… Bedlam is not just the virtual Big 12 championship game, it’s the literal Big 12 championship game, courtesy of TCU’s victory over Baylor on Friday night. The Bedlam winner is the Big 12 champ, at 8-1. The Bedlam loser ties for second at 7-2....

  • OU football: Turns out Mike Stoops knows what he's doing

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    STILLWATER — Mike Stoops believes in himself. I think we all can agree on that.  For all the many attributes that Ron and Dee Stoops bred into their six children in that house on Youngstown's Detroit Avenue, few were as potent as confidence. But last autumn, Mike Stoops admits he doubted...

  • College Football Pregame: Why Les Miles is the coach on the hot seat

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Les Miles' LSU coaching career twists  in the wind, in the same month in which his Tigers were ranked No. 2 in the nation. Such is the pressure of the job in Baton Rouge. LSU has lost three straight — to Alabama, Arkansas and Ole Miss — and Saturday hosts Texas A&M. Miles' record is...

  • College Football Pregame: Notre Dame's closing argument arrives

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    The eyes of the College Football Playoff committee won't be glued to Bedlam on Saturday night. Watching? Yes. Glued? No. The attention of those 12 decision-makers will be divided. There's another game, kicking off 30 minutes before Bedlam, that will weigh heavily on the College Football...

  • How many Thunder alumni remain in the NBA?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Reggie Jackson makes his Oklahoma City return Friday night. The Thunder traded away the supersub last February, and Jackson got what he wanted — his own team to run. Jackson now point guards the Detroit Pistons, and our man Erik Horne wrote about Jackson for the Friday Oklahoman. You can read...

  • Bedlam Football: The top 5 punt returns in OU-OSU history

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    Punt returns for touchdowns have ignited the last three victors in Bedlam. But there were other punt returns for TDs before the likes of Jalen Saunders and Tyreek Hill. Here are the five biggest punt returns for touchdowns in Bedlam between 1943 and 2012. 1. Joe Washington, 1974: Perhaps...


Berry Tramel

Columnist and Reporter

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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