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  • Big 12 data: Expansion increases playoff chances

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 20 hr ago

    A Chicago research firm, hired by the Big 12, has supplied the conference with some information: its best opportunities for the College Football Playoff would be to expand to 12 schools and stage a championship game. To which millions of people across Middle America, from the south of Texas to...

  • San Antonio travelblog: 90 mph on the Pickle Parkway

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 19 hr ago

    We made it home from San Antonio, and the MVP of the trip clearly was our photographer, Bryan Terry. Runnerup was whoever designed the Pickle Parkway. Bryan drove us all the way home Tuesday, allowing Erik Horne, A.C. Slater and I to work the entire 473-mile trip from San Antonio. It was a...

  • Good news for Thunder: Spurs have some road issues

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 20 hr ago

    The Thunder-Spurs series moves to Oklahoma City, with OKC trying to do what it did to San Antonio in 2012 and 2014: sweep Games 3 and 4 at Chesapeake Arena. Win both these games, and the Thunder is positioned for a huge upset. Of course, nothing easy about sweeping. The games figure to be...

  • Josh Richardson has become Heat's rookie of the year

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Justice Winslow slipped in the NBA Draft, for no reason other than need and fit. Most teams thought he was a solid prospect, but no team pulled the trigger until the 10th pick, when the Miami Heat took the Duke forward. Winslow immediately was pegged as a Rookie of the Year candidate. Winslow...

  • LaMarcus Aldridge having historic series against Thunder

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Two wild things happened Monday night in San Antonio. The most infamous 13.5 seconds in recent NBA playoff history, and a monumental victory for the Thunder. The latter is glorious, but only partially relevant to the rest of this series. The former is fascinating but not at all relevant to the...

  • Why the furor? Spurs got what they needed

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

    The national furor of the final 13.5 seconds of Thunder-Spurs has masked the truth. The Spurs got exactly what they needed out of Dion Waiters’ inbounds pass. You know all the particulars. Up 98-97 and out of timeouts, the Thunder had trouble getting the ball in bounds. Dion Waiters was...

  • Spurs fan: Popovich coached a bad game

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

      Heath Holt is a big Spurs fan who works at the Federal Aviation Administration in Oklahoma City. Heath writes me frequently, offering Spurs updates. Heath wrote Monday night after Game 2 of Thunder-Spurs, and his observations were interesting enough to share: “Some very very unhappy...

  • San Antonio travelblog: A tight deadline and shooting NBA treys

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Wow. What a game Monday night in San Antonio. What a game and what a night for someone with a tight deadline. At about 11:05 p.m., it looked like the Thunder would hold off the Spurs. Then Serge Ibaka fouled LaMarcus Aldridge on a 3-point shot, Dion Waiters had trouble inbounding the ball and...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Join columnist Berry Tramel to talk OU, OSU and the Thunder in the Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • Eastern Conference semifinals: Go with Toronto & Cleveland

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    The Eastern Conference semifinals finally arrive, with Atlanta-Cleveland on Monday night and Toronto-Miami on Tuesday night. Here’s how I see the East. CAVALIERS-HAWKS Cleveland is the class of the East. But Atlanta has a solid team. Two quality point guards Dennis Schroder and Jeff Teague,...

  • San Antonio travelblog: Trying to interview Gregg Popovich

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    Gregg Popovich is my favorite NBA coach to interview. Not because he’s the easiest. Because he’s the hardest. Popovich has no tolerance for mediocre questions, as you know from the in-game interviews on TNT and ESPN. Sometimes, Pop doesn’t have tolerance for good questions. But when you get a...

  • San Antonio travelblog: Good eats at the Josephine Street Bar & Grill

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Sun, May 1, 2016

    The game was a dud. You saw it. The Spurs routed the Thunder 124-92 Saturday night. Nothing much to say. The Spurs were great. The Thunder was horrid. Hard to remember a worse Thunder game on such a stage. But forget the game. Until the 7:30 p.m. tipoff, there was a great, big, wide, wonderful...

Berry Tramel

Insights into Oklahoma sports, from the Sooners to the Cowboys to the Thunder and beyond. Follow Berry on Twitter at @BerryTramel