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  • OSU isn't the football team we thought they were

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 13 hr ago

    OSU is 5-0 and ranked 21st in the AP poll. The Cowboys have won road games in upstate Michigan (Central) and downstate Texas (UT). They survived Bill Snyder in Stillwater, which is never easy. But OSU is not the football team I thought it was. Or would be. The Cowboys can’t run the ball,...

  • Ranking OU's routs of Texas in the Bob Stoops era

    darnell mayberry | Updated: 14 hr ago

    With Oklahoma entering Saturday's game against Texas as a 17-point favorite, The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel ranks Bob Stoops' routs of the Longhorns, from most impressive to least. Here are the Sooners' top four routs of Texas.[pagebreak] 4. 2011: OU 55-17. The Sooners led 34-10 at halftime...

  • Power Lunch: chat with columnist Berry Tramel

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 20 hr ago

    It's OU-Texas week. But does that still mean anything? And what must OSU do to win at West Virginia? Ask Berry Tramel those questions and more at 11 a.m.

  • Sooners have played poorly in the Cotton Bowl two straight years

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    OU produced two straight historically-great performances in the Cotton Bowl, 2011 and 2012. The Sooners beat Texas 63-21 in 2012 (the game was not as close as the score indicated) and 55-17 in 2011. That’s the good news. The bad news, the Sooners have followed those games with two poor...

  • Bob Stoops on penalties: 'We earned 'em'

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    OU was penalized 12 times for 134 yards against West Virginia. The Mountaineers were penalized 11 times for 111 yards. And Bob Stoops is mad. At his players. Not the officials. “I’m still really, really angry at our team,” Stoops said. “Disappointed at our lack of discipline. Way too many...

  • West Virginia: a good team in need of a quarterback

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    The Sooners hosted West Virginia last Saturday, and the Mountaineers host OSU this Saturday. That gives us a rare opportunity to analyze a big game with primary-source knowledge. So, OSU fans, here’s my take on West Virginia. Very solid team, highly competitive in most areas, but without a...

  • College football rankings: Florida moves to No. 2

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    Monday morning, so it’s time to again rank college football’s top 10. And we’re inching closer to the end of October, when the College Football Playoff committee will begin its own weekly rankings and give us some insight into which four teams will make the 2015 semifinals. Remember, these...

  • Big 12 rankings: TCU ranks ahead of OU, OSU

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Sat, Oct 3, 2015

    Time for our weekly Big 12 rankings. Remember, this isn’t a prediction. This is a rating of a team’s resume’. For instance, Baylor currently would have no chance to rate high with the College Football Playoff committee. Later, sure. Now, no way. 1. TCU (5-0, 2-0): Why the Horned Frogs...

  • Has Bill Snyder bridged the generation gap?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Gallatin, Mo., is a little town 72 miles north of Kansas City, just off Interstate 35 on the way to Iowa. The population of Gallatin was 1,786 in the 2010 census. Not much difference from the population 50 years earlier; 1,658. Gallatin in 1962 probably wasn’t so much different than Gallatin...

  • NBA changes should expedite replay review

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    The NBA has taken an excellent step toward improving the replay review for games. The league’s board of governors has unanimously approved modifications that include the staffing of current NBA referees to the Replay Center in Secaucus, N.J., making decisions on certain replay situations and...

  • Will OU and OSU escape the upset bid?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Four weeks into the college football season, and 24 teams in the Power-5 conferences remain undefeated. There won’t be that many come Saturday night. Five games match unbeatens from power conferences, and two of the five games are in our state: OU-West Virginia and OSU-Kansas State. They’re...

  • NFL predictions: Last quarterback standing wins

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    Tony Romo, gone. Ben Roethlisberger, gone. Jay Cutler, gone. Drew Brees, gone but maybe coming back. It’s been a rough three weeks in the NFL, with four marquee quarterbacks already sidelined, and more, no doubt, to come. As much as we love Brandon Weeden, the NFL is not better off with Romo...

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