Oklahoma/Oklahoma State Rivalry Hit With Terrible Update

The Oklahoma/Oklahoma State rivalry will end in the very near future.

Oklahoma is leaving for the SEC within a few years, and when the Sooners dip from the Big 12, the famous Bedlam Series will also end, according to Brett McMurphy. The ADs from both programs confirmed the news to McMurphy.

OU and Oklahoma State ADs confirm the series will inevitably end.

“We don’t have any openings to play them. We’re full. Unless there are significant undertakings to make the game happen, it can’t happen,” Cowboys AD Chad Weiberg explained.

Sooners AD Joe Castiglione made clear Bedlam will end, but attempted to shift the blame to the Cowboys.

“Oklahoma State has shown no interest to schedule any future games in football, so we’re moving on (with filling OU’s future non-conference openings),” he explained to McMurphy.

Oklahoma/Oklahoma State rivalry will end when the Sooners join the SEC. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

The Bedlam series ending is the latest in a long line of rivalries to die thanks to realignment. Kansas/Missouri and Texas/Texas A&M are two great examples of rivalries that no longer exist anymore due to realignment.

Now, the historic football rivalry between the Cowboys and Sooners will end in a few years.

Oklahoma/Oklahoma State rivalry will end. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Great rivalries are a major casualty in the realignment war, and there’s really nothing that can be done. If neither side wants to put in effort to get a non-conference game scheduled, Bedlam will be lost to history. It’s a shame, and it will soon be reality.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.


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  1. Yawn …. the exact same finger-pointing “No, It’s Your Fault” nonsense that Mizzou and KU “officials” still play after 10 years …
    Obviously they COULD still play The Game as an annual OOC game instead of playing Southwest Whozit A&M … but, hey, it’s only those pesky “fans” that really care. Who gives a crap what they want.

  2. There’s ALWAYS a way to keep these series going. Texas and Texas A&M stopped because TU didn’t want to give A&M the time of day.
    OK Legislature funds both these schools. They can create a scenario where Bedlam continues if it was their desire. In Texas, there were more TU grads in the legislature and they followed the direction of the the TU administration.


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