• Tyler Brown puts Lexington football on the map

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Brown’s hometown gathered in Lexington High School’s commons area Wednesday to watch the boy mountain sign a football letter of intent with OSU. Lex’s first Division I scholarship in anyone’s memory.

  • Should Dion Waiters start in place of Andre Roberson?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    The Thunder got off to a rousing start Monday night against the Wizards. An early 28-13 lead. A 28-17 lead before Billy Donovan substituted. And throughout Loud City, the chorus was heard. Keep Dion Waiters in the starting lineup. Waiters makes a solid starter. A scoring threat. A solid...

  • West Virginia emerges as OU's chief Big 12 threat

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    The Big 12 basketball race became a little clearer Tuesday night. West Virginia is a real contender. Iowa State is not. The Mountaineers beat the Cyclones 81-76 Tuesday night in Ames, West Virginia’s fourth conference road win. Instead of OU owning the Big 12 lead outright, the Mountaineers...

  • Does Kevin Durant want titles or a legacy?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    The report came Tuesday that the Golden State Warriors could sign Kevin Durant, and it came from the last place you wanted to hear such news. Adrian Wojnarowski of a new website, The Vertical. Wojnarowski is the oracle of NBA news. Sometimes it appears he has confirmation on trades before the...

  • Thunder schedule about to get much tougher

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    The Thunder is rolling; 37-13, a .740 winning percentage that ranks fourth in the NBA and is a 61-win pace. With Kevin Durant, the Thunder is 34-9, a 65-win pace. Sixty-five wins is a bunch of wins. But one ominous threat is ahead. The schedule. The Thunder has played the NBA’s easiest...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Join The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel to talk OU, OSU, the Thunder and the Super Bowl in today's Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • Kansas cornerbacks have led Broncos to Super Bowl 50

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    You might not remember, but once upon a time, Kansas had a football team. A real football team. Not that long ago, actually. The 2008 Jayhawks went 12-1 and beat Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. Soon enough, Mark Mangino was fired, KU spiraled downward and now the Jayhawks have the worst...

  • Did Jeff Hornacek make a mistake not taking the Iowa State job?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    I don't know if Jeff Hornacek was at the top of the Iowa State basketball coaching search list last summer. But if he was, Hornacek made a mistake. The Phoenix Suns fired Hornacek on Monday, in the wake of the Suns' 14-35 start that has Phoenix 13th in the 15-team Western Conference. Last...



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Berry Tramel


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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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