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Bedlam! Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State, Sunday Dec. 7th, 2014

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Bedlam!  

 

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On Sunday, Dec. 7th, 2014, the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, two of the NCAA's Top 25 ranked Division 1 wrestling teams:

 


 

will have their first of two annual showdowns.   Last season, during one of the showdowns:

 

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the Sooners won by a single point.  

 

     The showdowns will be well-attended.   Here are each team's results for this season:

 


 


 

      :?: Why do they call it Bedlam?    Well, Bedlam's the nickname of a hospital  that's located in London, the United Kingdom which specializes in the treatment of insanity.     8-) 

 

   Anyhow  here's Oklahoma's roster:

 


 

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Meanwhile, here's Oklahoma State's:

 


 

Any predictions?      8-)

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So jealous of my buddies getting to attend this.  Enjoy guys.  Like all big duals, this one usually has a few shockers.  I like John's chances today of a one-sided victory, but man, I've thought that several times from 1969-current, with surprising results out of both programs.  Henning/Martin...Jimmy "JJ" Jackson/Dr. Death, Steve Williams...Jeff Callard/Rocket Ron Ray...Esposito/Ware, Brown/McQuaig sheesh, what memories this series has given me and my friends.

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Last year, attendance was 5,135:

 

http://www.okstate.com/sports/m-wrestl/recaps/020914aaa.html

This year it was 4,244:

http://www.okstate.com/sports/m-wrestl/recaps/120714aaa.html 

I suppose it helped last year that there was a revenge motive in the air after the Sooners had won Bedlam in Norman months before.   Still, a nearly 20% dropoff in attendance for one of our nation's most accomplished wrestling programs is admittedly saddening.  But then again, 4,244 is a fine crowd size too.   Just not what the new Oklahoma Thunder NBA team gets.   Attendance in Norman is considerably less, still.    

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The season's final Bedlam showdown will be in Norman, OK on Sunday, Feb. 8th, 2015.   One can probably count on the Oklahoma Sooners' being attentive hosts... 

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Any thoughts?   

  If only some of that D-1 wrestling could trickle down into neighboring Texas:

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Texas has has several Big 12 conference members (U.T., TCU, Texas Tech & Baylor) but presently no NCAA D1 wrestling teams...

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The Big 12's new head honcho has strong wrestling credentials, by the way:

 

http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=1514842&DB_OEM_ID=10410&DB_OEM_ID=10410

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