Oklahoma State’s 2015 basketball recruiting class received a needed jolt Wednesday, with five-star point guard Jawun Evans committing to the Cowboys.
A 6-foot senior at Dallas Kimball High, Evans announced his decision via ESPN.com.
He is a consensus pick as one of the nation’s premier point...
Coming off a conference-opening win against Texas Tech, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy steps to the podium to address the media in his weekly press conference. Watch here at 1 p.m. and follow along with Kyle Fredrickson, John Helsley and The Oklahoman sports team.
Daxx Garman has expanded OSU’s passing offense.
And the Cowboys’ big-play threats.
Through four games, 11 Cowboy receivers have at least once catch of 15 yards or longer. Among those 11, 10 recorded their season-long reception on a throw from Garman.
Brandon Sheperd: 87 yards...
BY JOHN HELSLEY and MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writers | Published: Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Oklahoma State and Texas Tech both broke out new helmets for the Cowboys’ 45-35 win in the Thursday night spotlight.
Tech wore white helmets that featured a stallion and a bull, with some of the design wrapping around the back.
OSU’s helmets were a metallic orange, with chrome facemasks and...
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.