• Does the Thunder want to play Dallas or Memphis?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Memphis hosts the Mavericks on Wednesday night in the NBA game most relevant to Thunder fortunes. If the Thunder gets the second seed in the Western Conference, which seems most likely, then OKC would play the Memphis-Dallas-winner in the first round of the playoffs.

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

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Join Berry Tramel on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m., where he'll be answering your questions live from H&H Shooting Sports on the Thunder heading into the playoffs, spring football and more.

  • Bobby Bowden talks OU & OSU

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Bobby Bowden came to town Tuesday night to speak at the state FCA banquet. It’s never a bad time when speaking with Bowden. Bowden always was interesting to talk to while he coached Florida State football through those glory years, 1976-2009, and he hasn’t changed in retirement.

  • College football: Bobby Bowden saw the need for Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The legendary coach said: “As I was coaching, I could really see the need. I’ve got 100 boys there, and half of ‘em haven’t got a daddy. It was very obvious to me what’s missing in our society. I could see where FCA could help close that gap.”

  • Oklahoma State football: Seminoles riding high in the spring

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    OSU opens the 2014 season against defending champion Florida State on Aug. 30 at JerryWorld in Arlington. It’s a case of bad timing. An OSU-Florida State game to open the 2013 season would have been rich; the ’13 Cowboys could have stood up to the Seminoles.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Cheers for Creighton, but where's Wichita State?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    A report from the Omaha World-Herald says OU and Creighton will play a home-and-home basketball series starting next season in Omaha. Which will make a great series. The Bluejays have become a solid name in NCAA hoops, both last season in the new/old Big East and before that in the Missouri...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Does playing poorly matter going into the playoffs?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

      Eventually, we’ll get accustomed to the sound of the New Orleans Pelicans name. But for now, the Pelicans sound like a D-League team. And Monday night in the Big Easy, the Pelicans looked like a minor-league squad. Melvin Ely, who hadn’t played in the NBA in 1,097 days, flew in...

  • Oklahoma football: How Baker Mayfield pushes Trevor Knight

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The OU spring game Saturday brought more questions than answers. That’s what happens when quarterbacks are involved. While Baker Mayfield completed all nine of his passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns, Trevor Knight completed just five of 14 passes. Yes, Knight had few receivers open.



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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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