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  • OKC Thunder: Start the NBA regular season earlier

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Last week, I blogged about how the NBA exhibition season was too long. You can read that blog here. Lo and behold, it became a talking point Tuesday night, when the Thunder hosted the Grizzlies in OKC’s preseason finale. Russell Westbrook said the preseason absolutely is too long. Scotty Brooks...

  • Oklahoma football: Did Josh Heupel make the right calls?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    OU’s offense came to the line of scrimmage with less than four minutes left in the TCU game, facing 3rd-and-2 at the Horned Frog 23-yard line. The Sooners trailed 37-33. Quarterback Trevor Knight tried to run outside and was pulled down for just a one-yard gain. On 4th-and-1, OU ran tailback...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Berry Tramel is answering your questions from H&H Shooting Sports on the Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m. Get your questions in on the Sooners, Cowboys, Thunder and more.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys can breathe a sigh of relief

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    COMMENTARY — With an outside investigator and the NCAA teaming up to check out the charges in Sports Illustrated’s series, the news that the allegations were “fundamentally unfounded” is good for OSU.

  • Oklahoma State football: Another test for Cowboy defensive backs

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    We interrupt the celebration over the NCAA statement concerning OSU and Sports Illustrated to return focus to the ballgame on Saturday. The Cowboys host West Virginia and need a victory to get back on track. And OSU’s defensive backs will be under the gun. The Cowboys got burned in Fort Worth...

  • Oklahoma State football: SI saga finally over

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The Sports Illustrated report on OSU seemed fishy from the first. Calvin Mickens talked of getting paid hundreds of dollars from boosters in the locker room after a 62-23 loss at Texas A&M. Didn’t pass the smell test. Boosters don’t want to be in the locker room after a 39-point defeat, and...

  • Bowl bets: OU in Alamo, OSU in Liberty

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Don’t make any bowl reservations yet. But here’s an early tip for OU and OSU fans. The Alamo Bowl and the Liberty Bowl are good bets. The Sooners in San Antonio. The Cowboys in Memphis. Our man Jason Kersey wrote about OU’s bowl possibilities in the Tuesday Oklahoman. You can read that column...

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys ineffective in obvious passing downs

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    In Fort Worth on Saturday, Oklahoma State’s offense faced 19 obvious passing downs. And called a pass play only 12 times. Think about that. One of the nation’s most prominent passing schools, an offense that has had trouble running the ball all season, would just as soon take its chances on a...


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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