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  • Oklahoma State football: Former LSU safety commit Kevin Henry flips, picks the Cowboys

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    STILLWATER — The Cowboys just nabbed a recruit straight from the hands of the SEC. Kevin Henry, a senior safety at Central-Baton Rough High School, had originally committed to LSU, but announced Tuesday that he intends to play for Oklahoma State next season, according to the Times-Picayune...

  • OSU Baseball: Cowboys Loading Up Again

    John Helsley | Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Oklahoma State’s  baseball reload continues. After winning a Big 12 championship a year ago, Josh Holliday and his staff have apparently stacked another stout recruiting class onto last year’s touted group, with a haul that ranks No. 5 nationally by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Last year’s...

  • Oklahoma State football: AD Mike Holder says “day of reckoning” coming from Sports Illustrated investigation

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    STILLWATER — In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder opened up about a number of different topics. Included were Holder’s thoughts on the pending independent review of the alleged misconduct inside the football program following Sports...

  • Rickie Fowler's haircut is ready for the Ryder Cup

    Matt Carney | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Look upon it and tremble, Europeans. The only way that combo fade and etching could be more American is if it came with a side of fries and failed a math test. The Ryder Cup starts Friday.

  • OSU Football: Seaton Showing Versatility

    John Helsley | Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    When he came to OSU as a walk-on, Jeremy Seaton was pegged as a tight end and spent his first season at the spot. Then he moved to fullback, where he thrived and eventually earned a scholarship. These days, Seaton is more of a hybrid, playing both fullback and tight end. And enjoying the...

  • OSU football: Cowboys can't be Hogs

    John Helsley | Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Arkansas rolled over Texas Tech 49-28, rushing for 438 yards in a game that screamed of some throwback era. So, with OSU already talking about a Throwback Thursday when the Red Raiders visit Boone Pickens Stadium, will that extend to a revisit of great Cowboy running games of the past? Not...

  • OSU football: Cowboys Value Roland’s Ruggedness

    John Helsley | Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Oklahoma State’s running game offers explosiveness and slash and power, albeit in three different packages. Tyreek Hill brings the speed, Rennie Childs the slash and Desmond Roland the force. While Hill and Childs represent an exciting newness to the position, Roland’s reliable rugged running...

  • OSU wrestling: Home duals against Iowa, Penn State highlight schedule

    Trent Shadid | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The Oklahoma State wrestling team released its schedule for the upcoming season on Thursday. The Cowboys’ 2014-15 slate is highlighted by home duals against Iowa (Jan. 11) and Penn State (Feb. 15) at Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU will also travel to top-ranked Minnesota on Nov. 29, giving the...

  • Big 12 coaches not surprised by Oklahoma State, West Virginia games

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma State and West Virginia lost by a combined 16 points to Florida State and Alabama, the respective No. 1 and 2 teams in the country. Strong showing, indeed. So the question of the day was this: What does OSU’s effort against Florida State and WVU’s against Alabama say about the strength...

  • Oklahoma State football: Quarterback Daxx Garman yet to commit a turnover through two games

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Considering the five-year gap in his playing career, it would be understandable if Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman struggled early on with decision making. There’s a huge difference between making smart reads in practice as compared to live action.

  • Oklahoma State football: Has J.W. Walsh or Daxx Garman been more productive this season?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Someone asked me a good question this week. Has the OSU offense been better with J.W. Walsh at quarterback or Daxx Garman at quarterback? It’s a relatively easy process to find out, because the evidence is so flimsy. Walsh quarterbacked five quarters this season, Garman seven. Not all quarters...

  • Oklahoma State football: QB J.W. Walsh's seat atop Boone Pickens Stadium was strategic move

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    J.W. Walsh sat high above the field Saturday night on the roof of Boone Pickens Stadium for a bird's-eye view of OSU’s win against UTSA. For those with acrophobia — a fear of heights — it might seem like a dangerous spot.


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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.