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News just broke that one of the more fun college football rivalries in recent years is coming to an end. Let us all take a moment to pay our respects to the end of the Bedlam Series. For those unfamiliar with the rivalry, The Bedlam series is held every year between in-state and Big 12 rivals, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State. A rivalry dating back to 1908 and is one year younger than the state of Oklahoma itself. Dating back to the days when it was the Oklahoma A&M Aggies and not the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The series has been rather lopsided; Oklahoma taking 90 of the 116 meetings between the schools. The series has been featured on College Gameday seven times and has been littered with outstanding performances of late such as Heisman trophy winners Sam Bradford’s five-touchdown performance in 2008, Baker Mayfield's 2017 six-touchdown performance, Richaun Woods's 2001 performance with eight receptions 129 yards and the game-winning touchdown. The 119-year-old rivalry is coming to an end due to conference realignment, with Oklahoma set to join the SEC in 2025. Anytime there is conference realignment, college football rivalries are the ones to take the hit. The Backyard Brawl, Kansas-Missouri Border War, and Oklahoma-Nebraska rivalry, all annual rivalries are gone due to conference realignment, now we can add Bedlam to that list.
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