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  • OSU basketball: Incoming freshman Jawun Evans continues strong play for Team USA entering knockout rounds of the FIBA U19 World Championship

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Incoming Oklahoma State freshman Juwan Evans moved within the top-20 assist leaders at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Greece as his USA squad enters the knockout rounds with a perfect 3-0 record. Evans — a 6-foot, 164-pound point guard from Kimball High School (Dallas, Texas) — made both...

  • Media report: Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph reflects on decision to burn his redshirt last season

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph said his initial reaction over the decision to burn his redshirt in game 11 at Baylor last season was a mixture of excitement and disappointment, according to a story from Bret McCormick of The Herald Newspaper in Rock Hill, S.C. From the report: . “I...

  • Big 12 football traditions rounding into shape

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    After the chaos caused by conference realignment, the annual Big 12 football schedule is starting to take shape. I wrote about the 2015 conference schedule for the Wednesday Oklahoman, which you can read here. But part of the '15 schedule is some games that have taken root in various spots on...

  • Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray to star in Sunday Night Football intro

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    They may not be teammates anymore, but Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray apparently can still get along in the same space. The two were part of a photo and video shoot for NBC's Sunday Night Football opening in which Bryant and Murray posed in front of a green screen and took questions from a...

  • Vegas believes OU will win more than OSU

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Do you think the Sooners will go at least 9-3? Or do you think 8-4 is their upside? Do you think the Cowboys will go 7-5, or can they get to at least 8-4? Those are the kinds of decisions to be made if you want to bet in Las Vegas on the win totals of college football teams this season. CG...

  • Football recruiting: OU offers John Marshall lineman Tramonda Moore

    scott wright | Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    A week ago, Grambling State was the most prominent scholarship offer on Tramonda Moore’s list. But the 6-foot-5, 350-pound lineman from John Marshall is quickly becoming a well-known name in the recruiting world. Oklahoma State offered a scholarship on Sunday night, and Oklahoma came through...

  • Jenks 2016 WR/DB Dillon Stoner commits to Oklahoma State

    Erik Horne | Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Oklahoma State football received a commitment Wednesday from Class of 2016 wide receiver/defensive back Dillon Stoner of Jenks. Stoner (6-foot, 180 pounds), who announced his commitment via Twitter, didn’t take long to make his decision, as he announced that he received an offer from the...

  • Courtney Dike: First soccer coach "like a second mom"

    Jenni Carlson | Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Being a player in the World Cup comes with a busy schedule. Courtney Dike can attest. The Edmond North alum and Oklahoma State standout traded emails with me a couple of times Monday. I was working on a column about Lisa Miley, the woman who first coached Dike and had to convince...

  • OSU Football: Cowboys Get OL Commit

    John Helsley | Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Oklahoma State picked up a commitment Sunday, with offensive lineman Teven Jenkins giving his pledge to the Cowboys. Jenkins, entering his senior year at Topeka High School, is considered one of the top prospects in Kansas. A 6-foot-6, 300-pound tackle prospect, Jenkins is listed as a three-star...

  • OSU Softball: Cowgirls look to NCAA champion for coach

    John Helsley | Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Oklahoma State officials waited a while to name a new softball coach. They were waiting on a champion. OSU named Kenny Gajewski, who just finished his third season as an assistant for NCAA champion Florida, as the program’s seventh coach on Saturday in a statement released by the university....

  • Oklahoma State safety Deric Robertson leaving Cowboys

    John Helsley | Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Cowboys safety Deric Robertson announced via Twitter that he’s leaving the football program and seeking a transfer. Robertson, projected to be a reserve entering his junior season, didn’t announce where he’s heading next, but he did thank Mike Gundy, Glenn Spencer, the rest of the coaching staff...

  • Oklahoma State adds a new RB to the mix in Dedrick Scrivens

    John Helsley | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

      Oklahoma State’s running back depth chart is deepening.A position of concern in mid-winter, the Cowboys have added options, including one Tuesday, in preferred walk-on Dedrick Scrivens. A two-star Texas prospect out of McKinney’s Boyd High School, Scrivens announced via Twitter that he’d...


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John Helsley

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John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was deep-rooted at an early age.

Mrs. Jackson, an English/Journalism teacher at Del City High, plucked him for the school paper, The Eagle Beacon, and John was hooked. While he detoured through a brief accounting career, John returned to college (Central Oklahoma) for a second degree and a second career that has seen him cover everything from the preps to the pros at The Oklahoman.

John lives in Edmond with his wife Roberta and two daughters, Sarah and Jillian, who are keeping the family tradition of cheering for the baseball team with the birds on the bat.