What does bedlam (as in OU vs. OSU) mean & where did it come from?
The rivalry between Oklahoma University and Oklahoma State University is called the "Bedlam Series." The name comes from the meaning of Bedlam: Chaos. Bedlam originated between the wrestling teams from each school mostly because of the chaotic crowds at the events. The first Bedlam football game was on November 6, 1904. OU won the game 75-0. The Sooners hold the all time record over Oklahoma State in the series 82-17-7.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 01:01PM EST