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  • Chicago travelblog: Feeling small in the Museum of Science & Industry

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Scientists are smart. Really smart. Perhaps I’m not the first to make that proclamation. But just in case you weren’t sure, take a tour through one of Chicago’s greatest attractions, the Museum of Science & Industry. That’s what the Dish and I did Monday, hard by Lake Michigan, five...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Berry Tramel jumps on the Power Lunch for his first chat of the football season at noon. Get your questions in now on the season openers for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, the start of college football and more.

  • OU football notebook: How freshman Austin Seibert won the Sooners' kicking and punting job

    By JASON KERSEY, RYAN ABER AND BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

      True freshman Austin Seibert will handle field goal kicking and punting duties in Oklahoma's season opener against Akron this weekend, coach Bob Stoops announced at his Monday news conference. Seibert hit 13 field goals as a senior at Belleville West (Ill.) High School, with a long of...

  • The real reason Illinois fired Tim Beckman

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Illinois fired football coach Tim Beckman last week, and maybe the reasons were multiple. But we know of one. Beckman didn’t win enough games. That was unstated, of course. Beckman was booted after a preliminary review of an external investigation following a Chicago Tribune project that...

  • How Terry Bowden lost his big chance at Owen Field

    Berry Tramel | Yesterday

    I wrote about Terry Bowden for the Monday Oklahoman, a column which you can read here. Bowden is a fascinating story, going from a 20-0 start as the Auburn coach more than 20 years ago to now coaching at Akron, which plays on Owen Field to open the 2015 season. A few Oklahoma writers chatted...

  • Chicago travelblog: Following the trail of Eliot Ness

    Berry Tramel | Yesterday

    We love Chicago. I first came in 1994, returned in 1999, both times for only a few hours on the way to somewhere else, and determined I was going to bring the Trish the Dish back. And so I did. In 2000. And she brought me back for conferences in 2001, 2005 and 2008. Then we returned in 2010 for...

  • OSU offensive linemen rally around new coach

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Most football players feel a connection with their position coach, and when they don’t, you usually know about it. But in my almost 40 years of covering football, I’ve detected that the greatest affinity for their coach usually comes from offensive linemen. Maybe that’s because O-linemen are the...

  • A special night celebrating Oklahoma basketball

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    John Hudson is a lawyer by day and commissioner of the Sooner Athletic Conference by night. And he’s got a passion for old-school small-college basketball. So Hudson last year organized a reunion of former small-college coaches and referees, and Thursday was the second annual event, which has...


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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