Big 12 Media Days has arrived, and you know what that means. An American hotel. After 12 nights in Italy, the comforts of an American hotel are quite welcome. Of course, the Dallas downtown Omni has issues of its own. It’s a poorly-managed hotel — the city of Dallas owns it; governmental...
There’s no disagreement at the top of the conference as every one of The Oklahoman’s college football writers pick Oklahoma to win the league and Baylor to finish second. Here’s the reasoning and the picks for the rest of the league in 2014.
Three bold predictions for the 2014 season:
OU Beat Writer
1. Oklahoma State knocks off Oklahoma, Baylor or Texas during what should be a rebuilding year for the Cowboys.
2. Outside of Dimitri Flowers, who was with the Sooners for spring practice, Michiah Quick becomes OU’s...
For the Sunday Oklahoman, I wrote about the Cotton Bowl’s return to national status as a college football post-season game. You can read that column here. I chatted with Cotton Bowl chief executive officer Rick Baker, but we didn’t connect until Saturday night, after I had submitted my...
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.