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  • OSU football: Mason Rudolph To The NFL?

    OSU football: Mason Rudolph To The NFL? john helsley | Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Cowboys fan can surely envision quarterback Mason Rudolph in the NFL someday. But some day sooner than anticipated? While he has two years of eligibility remaining, Rudolph could be a hot commodity in next year's NFL Draft if he can build off last year's outstanding sophomore season. That's...

  • NFL Draft: Why Tyreek Hill has a chance to play pro football

    NFL Draft: Why Tyreek Hill has a chance to play... Jenni Carlson | Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

    We have become a show-don't-tell society. It isn't enough to describe something you saw; people want visual evidence.  Cute puppy? Horrible car accident? Some dude painted purple streaking through the streets of downtown? Video or it didn't happen, right? That's sure the case...

  • Oklahoma State football: Jeff Naple honored as Big 12's Video Coordinator of the Year

    Oklahoma State football: Jeff Naple honored as... Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    STILLWATER — Former Oklahoma State football video coordinator Jeff Naple is the recipient of a Big 12 honor, it was announced Monday. Naple was named the league's 2015-16 Video Coordinator of the Year by a majority vote among Big 12 peers, and handed out by the Collegiate Sports Video...

  • Free summer camp to explore transportation careers

    Free summer camp to explore transportation careers Kathryn McNutt | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    High school students interested in learning about transportation careers can apply for the National Summer Transportation Institute Camp to be offered July 11-22 at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. OSU-OKC will partner with a variety of industry and government representatives to...

  • Tulsa Memorial's Isaiah Thomas offered by Alabama

    Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    An in-state target for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State added a big scholarship offer to his impressive list over the weekend. Tulsa Memorial defensive end Isaiah Thomas was offered by defending national champion Alabama.  Thomas, who is a 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior, tweeted news of the...

  • NFL Draft: Several Cowboys and Sooners agree to terms as free agents

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Several Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football players who anticipated possibly hearing their name this weekend during the NFL Draft were left disappointed. However, the dream of playing in the pros is certainly within reach for many as free agent signees. Here's where in-state products have...

  • NFL Draft: Dismissed Oklahoma State running back Tyreek Hill selected by Chiefs in fifth round

    NFL Draft: Dismissed Oklahoma State running... Staff Reports | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Former Oklahoma State running back Tyreek Hill was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. Hill — dismissed from the program in 2014 after allegedly punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend — was the No. 165 overall pick. After being charged with...

  • NFL Draft: The Cleveland Browns select Oklahoma State's Emmanuel Ogbah with the 32nd overall pick

    NFL Draft: The Cleveland Browns select Oklahoma... Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    STILLWATER — Former Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the No. 32 overall pick, the first of the second round, in the NFL Draft on Friday. Ogbah, who moved the U.S. from Nigeria at just 9 years old, is the third player in the Mike Gundy...

  • Oklahoma State football: Offensive tackle Tramonda Moore signs with Independence Community College

    Oklahoma State football: Offensive tackle... Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    STILLWATER — The top-rated player in Oklahoma State's 2016 signing class is headed to junior college. Tramonda Moore — a 6-foot-4, 350-pound, offensive tackle from John Marshall — will play for Independence Community College (Kansas) next season, Independence assistant coach Jesse Ornelas...

  • NFL Draft: Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah is not selected in first round

    NFL Draft: Oklahoma State defensive end... Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    The NFL Draft completed its first round Thursday night and Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah remains on the board. Ogbah told The Oklahoman he was given a late first round grade, but there was some recent speculation Ogbah might drop into day two of the draft. Ogbah's 2015-16 OSU...

  • NCAA reverses course on satellite camp ban

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    In the aftermath of the NCAA Division I Council’s ban on satellite camps earlier this month, there was intense backlash from coaches, recruits and their families, who argued that it would unfairly cost under-the-radar — but talented — prospects opportunities. Apparently those voices were...

  • Oklahoma State football: Former Cowboy Justin Blackmon pleads guilty to December DUI charge

    Oklahoma State football: Former Cowboy Justin... Staff Reports | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Former Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon has pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence following a December arrest, online court records show. Blackmon — the winner of consecutive Biletnikoff Awards who recorded more than 3,300 yards receiving and 38...



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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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