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  • Oklahoma State women's basketball: With WNBA title, Tiffany Bias adds another championship to her résumé

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Tiffany Bias and the Phoenix Mercury won the WNBA title last night. Go ahead and tack it on to the former Oklahoma State star’s long list of accomplishments.

  • Oklahoma State football: Quarterback J.W. Walsh undergoes surgery, out indefinitely

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Oklahoma State starting quarterback J.W. Walsh underwent surgery Thursday and is out indefinitely, according to a source close to the program. The exact nature of the injury has yet to be confirmed, but it is not a broken bone, the source said.

  • OSU Football: Spencer And Cracking The Egg...

    John Helsley | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Glenn Spencer studies his young defenders, conjuring up an image of a baby bird, or OK, maybe something more fierce – a reptile? – working to break through. “Every week, it’s like some of them are just pecking out of their egg,” said the Cowboys defensive coordinator. “Every shell, every day “...

  • Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy has '100-percent confidence' in kicker Ben Grogan

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Gundy admitted Monday he doesn’t “pretend to know the exact technique and fundamentals of what kickers do.” But he didn’t back off questions about Grogan’s performance this year.

  • Oklahoma State football: Let's wait on Daxx Garman as the long-term answer

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Daxx Garman is the short-term answer at quarterback for OSU. But I’m not ready to proclaim him the long-term answer. Even though Garman’s strong arm is what the Cowboys’ Air Raid offense needs, I need to see a little more from Garman. You know, like against a I-A opponent. Unlike the Big 12, I...

  • Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy says QB JW Walsh's injury is not 'as severe as what we originally thought'

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy would not discuss the specifics of starting quarterback J.W. Walsh’s right foot injury or the timetable for his return during a press conference Monday. But Gundy did say his medical staff had encouraging news about Walsh’s early diagnosis.

  • Thinking like the committee: Southern Cal No. 1

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Time again to rank college football’s teams through committee eyes. How will new College Football Playoff committee look at teams? They’re not supposed to look at the past, not supposed to look at the name on the jersey, not supposed to do anything except check the resumes. And even after just...

  • Oklahoma State football: Missouri State game gives young Cowboys valuable playing time

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Mike Gundy has been doing plenty of sideline math lately. Calculating the number of young Oklahoma State players on the field. As expected a number of second-team Cowboys played against Missouri State on Saturday.

  • Oklahoma State football: Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich calls QB Dax Garman's 87-yard TD toss a "calculated throw"

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    It looked like the type of play that’s drawn up in a backyard football game. Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman running one way, throwing another, and completing an 87-yard touchdown pass. It’s not exactly how offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich drew it up.

  • Postgame roundup: Oklahoma State 40, Missouri State 23

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    It wasn’t quite the rout many saw coming. Expectations for Oklahoma State skyrocketed after the Florida State loss. But the Cowboys got the job done Saturday in their home opener against Missouri State.

  • OSU football report card: Give us your grades

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Each week, Berry Tramel and Jenni Carlson give you their report cards from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football games. Now, we want yours. Grade the Cowboys in the following categories and tell us in the comments section below why you gave them those grades. The best responses will be published...

  • OU football report card: Give us your grades

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Each week, Berry Tramel and Jenni Carlson give you their report cards from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football games. Now, we want yours. Grade the Sooners in the following categories and tell us in the comments section below why you gave them those grades. The best responses will be published...



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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.



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