Articles from The Oklahoman Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry
  • Will former OSU golfer Rickie Fowler be College GameDay's guest picker Saturday?

    darnell mayberry | Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    For the second consecutive week, Oklahoma will be at the epicenter of college football. It's Bedlam week.

  • Press Row Podcast: The Bedlam of our dreams and the Thunder's best player

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Is this year's Bedlam the Bedlam of our dreams? And who is really the Thunder's best player? Find out in this week's episode of the Press Row Podcast.

  • Jim Thorpe Award names three finalists

    darnell mayberry | Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame has announced three finalists for the 2015 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football. The Thorpe Award is named after history’s greatest athlete, Jim Thorpe, and is presented by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. This...

  • Big 12 announces 2016 football schedule

    darnell mayberry | Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    The Big 12  released its 2016 football schedule Tuesday, and for the sixth consecutive season the schedule again features a 10-team, nine-game, round-robin format. Dates are subject to change to accommodate television requests. Televisions selections for the first three weeks of...

  • Russell Westbrook honored as hero of the African-American community

    darnell mayberry | Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has been honored by Ebony Magazine as one of the heroes of the black community. The magazine selected Westbrook to its 2015 Ebony Power 100, a group of African Americans "who lead, inspire and demonstrate through their individual talents, the very best in Black...

  • TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin won't start, unlikely to play against OU

    darnell mayberry | Updated: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    TCU coach Gary Patterson announced Saturday morning that quarterback Trevone Boykin will not start against Oklahoma on Saturday night and is unlikely to play. Replacing the electric Boykin will be Foster Sawyer, a redshirt freshman who will make his first career start. Patterson...

  • Oklahoma State football journal: Baylor freshman quarterback Jarrett Stidham’s health remains in question against Cowboys

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Nov 18, 2015

    Stidham is BU’s second-string quarterback who stepped in for injured starter Seth Russell. Through nine games and two starts this season, Stidham has completed 71.6 percent of his passes for 1,007 yards and 11 touchdowns, with two interceptions.

  • Mike Gundy talks Cowboys football on Mike & Mike

    darnell mayberry | Updated: Wed, Nov 18, 2015

    Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy was a guest on ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike on Wednesday morning and answered questions for seven minutes about the Cowboys, the College Football Playoff and the Big 12. The interview starts at the 25:30 mark. Chris Carter filled in for Mike Golic, and Mike...


Darnell Mayberry

Assist Editor/ NBA Coordinator

Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in 2004.

Mayberry joined The Oklahoman’s sports staff in 2005 after a year at the Akron Beacon Journal, where he covered the University of Akron men’s basketball team, high schools and recruiting. Since arriving at The Oklahoman, Mayberry has become the leading authority on the NBA as the only traveling media member and the only reporter to cover every NBA game ever played in Oklahoma City.

He served as the paper’s beat writer on the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets from 2005-07, broke the news of the Seattle SuperSonics’ settlement negotiations with the City of Seattle in the summer of 2008, a development that allowed the team to relocate to Oklahoma, and has covered the Thunder since the franchise’s inception.

Mayberry and his wife, Courtney, were married in 2010 and live in Oklahoma City.

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