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  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys add much-needed running back to 2015 class with Jeff Carr (Temple, Texas)

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Jeff Carr envisioned himself as a Big 12 tailback. So, the 5-foot-8, 170-pound speedster from Temple High School (Texas) brushed off scholarship offers from mid-major and I-AA schools. With just four days left until National Signing Day, Carr was still waiting for the right opportunity.

  • OSU Hoops: Cobbo On The Comeback?

    John Helsley | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Oklahoma State’s win over Baylor Tuesday night was huge, both for its impact on the Big 12 standings and NCAA Tournament hopes, and for how it played out. The Cowboys played with intensity throughout, produced on a strong game plan put in place by the coaching staff and got much-needed offensive...

  • OSU Hoops: Cowboys Recruit Evans Named McDonald's All American

    John Helsley | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Next season, the Oklahoma State basketball team will continue to feature a McDonald’s All American. Recruit Jawun Evans, a point guard out of Dallas’ Kimball High School, has been named to the prestigious squad sponsored by the famous golden arches, one of 12 players on the West roster, released...

  • OSU basketball: One down, one to go for a good week

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    OSU basketball got a big win Tuesday night. And now the Cowboys need another. OSU beat Baylor 64-53 at Gallagher Iba-Arena, and a team that seemed destined for eighth place in the Big 12 now is in fifth and in the middle of the pack of teams chasing Kansas. Saturday night, the Cowboys host...

  • Oklahoma State football: Former Texas pledge Louis Brown tweets he has committed to OSU

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    LINK . Louis Brown — a 6-foot-6, 205-pound athlete from Burton High School (Texas) — tweeted out late Saturday that he committed to Oklahoma State while on his official visit. . LINK . Brown’s announcement comes one week after he decommitted from Texas while on his official visit with the...

  • OSU basketball: Hammonds, Cowboys won't forget Bedlam

    John Helsley | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Bedlam was a bummer, everyone associated with OSU will agree. And surely the Boomer (or was it Sooner?) horse mascot who got canned for harassing Cowboys fans, including Heather Ford, the wife of Travis Ford. The game was completely forgettable. Except the Cowboys prefer not to forget. “We’re...

  • Film room: A closer look at Oklahoma State running back Rennie Childs

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    He spent most of the season as the third option of Oklahoma State’s rushing attack, but that didn’t lower high expectations for Rennie Childs in 2014. “Rennie’s a second-year guy now,” coach Mike Gundy said back in September. “It’s time for him to grow up and run the football and take hits and be...

  • Oklahoma State football: A former player's take on Eric Wolford's departure from Youngstown State, place at OSU

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    When Eric Wolford was hired in spring 2010 as head coach at Youngstown State, tight end Nate Adams was one of his first commitments. And through a five-year career, Adams says Wolford was “nothing but loyal and true to me.” But just a few days after the YSU football team closed out this past...

  • Oklahoma State football: Is Mason Rudolph channeling Josh Fields?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Mike Gundy announced that Mason Rudolph will go into OSU’s spring practice as the No. 1 quarterback. Gundy also announced that the Cowboys will play their home games at Boone Pickens Stadium and Pistol Pete will be the university mascot. We absolutely appreciate the consideration and the newfound...

  • Bedlam Matchup: OU’s big men vs. OSU’s interior defense

    John Helsley | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Oklahoma State travels to Oklahoma at 6 p.m. Saturday night for this season’s first edition of Bedlam basketball. Throughout Friday, John Helsley and I will breakdown the match ups that will decide this crucial game for both teams in Big 12 play. OU’s big men vs. OSU’s interior defense Michael...

  • Bedlam matchups: Oklahoma State's forwards vs. Oklahoma's interior defense

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Oklahoma State travels to Oklahoma at 6 p.m. Saturday night for this season’s first edition of Bedlam basketball. Throughout Friday, John Helsley and I will breakdown the match ups that will decide this crucial game for both teams in Big 12 play. Oklahoma State’s forwards vs. Oklahoma’s interior...

  • Bedlam Matchups: OU’s guards vs. OSU’s perimeter defense

    Ryan Aber John Helsley | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Oklahoma State travels to Oklahoma at 6 p.m. Saturday night for this season’s first edition of Bedlam basketball. Throughout Friday, Ryan Aber and I will breakdown the match ups that will decide this crucial game for both teams in Big 12 play. Matchup: OU’s guards vs. OSU’s perimeter defense The...



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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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