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  • Hey, OU fans, I need your help

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    We’re doing a project next week for the OU-Texas game, and I need your help, Sooner fans. Or heck, Texas fans, too, I suppose. We’re doing a project on the new tradition of 11 a.m. kickoffs, which has become the standard in recent years. I’m curious how the 11 a.m. kickoffs have changed your...

  • Rangers should go after Ron Gardenhire

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Ron Gardenhire might not be the greatest manager in Minnesota Twins history. “Gardy,” as the Okmulgee High School graduate is called in Minnesota, was fired Monday after 13 seasons managing the Twins, during which he had a record of 1,068-1,039 and won six division titles. Six division titles in...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Reggie Jackson can be a star as a sixth man

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 9 hr ago

    I like Reggie Jackson. Like him a lot. I think he’s a real person. Doesn’t put on a front. Says what’s on his mind, and what’s on his mind isn’t outrageous. Jackson seems incredibly grounded. But Jackson is all mixed up on this starter/bench issue. To catch you up, Jackson said Monday what he...

  • Oklahoma football: Howard Schnellenberger writes a book

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 15 hr ago

    When Howard Schnellenberger arrived in Norman in December 1994 as the Oklahoma football coach, he announced that books would be written and movies would be made. Schnellenberger finally is half right. The Colonel has penned a book: Passing the Torch: Building Winning Football Programs … with...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Scott Brooks admits center position is open

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Scotty Brooks says there are starting positions to fight for with the Thunder. Positions. Plural. That’s at least some headway in the ultimate switch of Thunder centers from Kendrick Perkins to Steven Adams. We know it’s coming, we just don’t know when. But at Thunder Media Day on Monday, Foreman...

  • Barry Sanders' 1997 season: Shades of Joe DiMaggio

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Dallas’ DeMarco Murray has opened the NFL season with four straight 100-yard rushing games, including a monster game against the Saints on Sunday night: 149 yards rushing on 24 carries. But Murray has a ways to go to set the NFL record. Walter Payton in 1985, Fred Taylor in 2000, Deuce McAllister...

  • How the committee should think: Florida State, A&M rank 1-2

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Saturday was a great example of the results of games can change a team’s status. Take the Missouri-South Carolina game, for example. A week after Mizzou lost at home to Indiana, the Tigers went to South Carolina and won 21-20. It’s hard to get too excited about Missouri 172 hours after losing to...

  • Big 12 rankings: OU, Baylor rank 1-2

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    1. Oklahoma (4-0, 1-0): The Sooners’ schedule is looking better and would have looked downright good had Tennessee pulled off the upset at Georgia. 2. Baylor (4-0, 1-0): Impressive win at Iowa State. The Cyclones are no match in talent, but playing on the road can be difficult. The Bears breezed...

  • Oklahoma State basketball: The original Chianti Roberts

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

      Chianti Roberts always has been one of my favorite OSU basketball players ever. The sixth man on Eddie Sutton’s 1995 Final Four team. The team leader on the squads the next two years, neither of which made the NCAA Tournament. Roberts was a 6-foot-5 matrix who literally could and did play...

  • Oklahoma State football: Good win despite rough start

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Good win for OSU on Thursday night. The Cowboys beat Texas Tech 45-35, and while Tech played the final 13:24 without quarterback Davis Webb, who was injured, and backup Patrick Mahomes was mostly ineffective, the Cowboys can counter that they were going with a backup, too, though this was Daxx...

  • Oklahoma State football: Who will score for the Cowboys vs. Tech?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    An OSU fan asked me a very good question this week. What are the odds that Tyreek Hill scores OSU’s first touchdown on Thursday night against Texas Tech? It’s a good question for this reason. OSU has scored 13 touchdowns this season; eight players have done the honors. Dez Roland has three TDs....

  • College football predictions: KU over Texas, Arkansas over A&M in upset specials

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

      The Big Ten staged a rally last week. Beat three ACC teams, plus Indiana popped Missouri, and now the Big Ten has a 5-11 record against fellow power-conference schools. That’s still terrible, but it’s better than the 1-10 the Big Ten took into last week’s play. The Pac-12, courtesy of...



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