In Friday’s 79-73 loss to Oregon, Forte wore a padded sleeve on his right knee, and afterward confirmed an injury: a ruptured bursa sac in the knee, the result of a knee-on-knee clash with a teammate during a recent practice.
It's tournament time! Oklahoma State and Oklahoma tip off in the NCAA Tournament as two of the last teams standing from the Big 12. Talk about the Cowboys' and Sooners' chances on the Power Lunch chat with John Helsley at 11 a.m.
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.