Bedlam in doubt? Oklahoma State President Kayse Shrum weighs in on future of rivalry
One of the possible casualties of realignment in college sports is rivalries, and in the most recent case, it’s Bedlam, with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma State President Kayse Shrum offered her thoughts on the issue, but didn’t offer much in the way of definitive action. And it was less than what Oklahoma’s plans are for the rivalry.
“Many have asked about the future of Bedlam,” she wrote on Twitter. “We enjoy the intensity and tradition whenever we play OU in any sport. Right now, there are too many unknowns to determine what the future holds.”
The Sooners don’t want anything to change.
“We want the Bedlam rivalry to continue well past the expiration of this media rights agreement,” Oklahoma president Joe Harroz said Friday.
Oklahoma has won the Bedlam rivalry for six straight years and has won 16 of the last 18 meetings between the two schools, dating back to the 2003 season. The Cowboys won the game in 2011 and 2014. Oklahoma leads the series 90-18-7.
Many have asked about the future of Bedlam. We enjoy the intensity and tradition whenever we play OU in any sport. Right now, there are too many unknowns to determine what the future holds.
— Dr. Kayse Shrum (@drshrum) August 1, 2021