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  • Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy explains why he won't ban players from using social media

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy considers Clemson coach Dabo Swinney a close friend in the college football business, but that doesn't mean their management philosophies always match up. Swinney announced last week he will ban players from using social media — Twitter, Facebook,...

  • Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy has important message for players as fall camp wraps up

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State had just finished about a 74-snap scrimmage Saturday morning when coach Mike Gundy gathered his players for end-of-practice talk inside the Sherman E. Smith Training Center. With classes set to begin Monday, Gundy spent time discussing an important topic he later...

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboy defense has strong showing in 118-snap scrimmage

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State used its morning practice Thursday for a full-session scrimmage. Coach Mike Gundy told reporters the goal was to play between 90 and 95 snaps, but as the final whistle blew about 10:25 a.m., the Cowboys finished with 118. One of Gundy's biggest takeaways from the...

  • Oklahoma State football: J.W. Walsh has important voice in developing his new role on offense

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has made it clear over and again throughout the spring and fall camp: despite being the second-string quarterback, senior J.W. Walsh will play an important role on offense in 2015. Walsh has showcased a strong ability to pull the ball down and run...

  • Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy compares Chris Carson's running style to former tailback Keith Toston

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    Oklahoma State running back Chris Carson spent the past two seasons at Butler Community College shredding opposing defenses, making him one of the most sought after junior college running backs in the country in the class of 2015. How will his game transition to the Big 12? And what will be...

  • Oklahoma State Football Practice Report: Monday marks beginning of strategic two-a-days for Cowboys

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State wrapped up its seventh practice of fall camp Monday morning at the Sherman E. Smith Training Center and will return for a second session tonight to kickoff the Cowboys' first of three scheduled two-a-day sessions. While some OSU fans might envision those...

  • Oklahoma State football: Cornerback Kevin Peterson out two weeks following arthroscopic knee surgery

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State senior cornerback Kevin Peterson will be out for at least two weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, coach Mike Gundy reported following a Monday morning fall camp practice. Peterson — a preseason All-Big 12 selection with 25 career starts — is expected...

  • WATCH: Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy awards three Cowboy walk-ons with scholarships

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    STILLWATER — In the hours leading up to Oklahoma State's first practice of fall camp on Tuesday, coach Mike Gundy awarded three Cowboy walk-on players with scholarships. Junior tight end Blake Jarwin, sophomore center Brad Lundblade and sophomore linebacker Chad Whitener were told the news...

  • Oklahoma State commit Nick Starkel's dad knows the recruiting game

    Erik Horne | Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    SB Nation recently produced a piece entitled "8 pieces of advice from parents of star college football recruits," and the dad of 2016 Oklahoma State commit Nick Starkel basically took it over. SB Nation talked to numerous parents of top-flight recruits, but Murray Starkel is the most...

  • Tramel: College football's bad non-conference games rescheduled

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    The Big Ten has adopted a scheduling model, starting with the 2016 season, in which its teams won’t play Division I-AA opponents. No more games, at least when current contracts run out, against lower-division programs that can offer 20 fewer scholarships than major opponents and are automatic...

  • Oklahoma State commit Nick Starkel trolls OU with #OSUDNA photo

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    You know it's officially football season when rival schools start going back and forth. The Bedlam rivalry has gotten re-ignited via social media the past few days with barbs between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma fans and commits with the hashtags #OSUDNA and #OUDNA. OU's athletics...

  • Where were the Smith brothers' parents when anarchy reigned?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Monday night was quite a night for the Smith family. Pat Smith was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. He was presented for induction by his brother, Lee Roy, now the director of the Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater. John Smith, the OSU wrestling coach, presented Cowboy legend...



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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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