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  • OSU baseball: OSU program took a major step in 2014

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    The season still rings as special. In just the second year under Holliday’s direction, Oklahoma State won 48 games – a program high since 1994 – won the Big 12 regular season title, won a regional championship and hosted a Super Regional for the first time.

  • OSU football: Cowboys in distress mode at linebacker

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    If possible, the position has gotten thinner. And younger. Scary younger.

  • Oklahoma State baseball: UC Irvine ace Andrew Morales shuts down Cowboys, ends OSU's season

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jun 7, 2014

    UC Irvine ace Andrew Morales locked in from the outset and locked down the Cowboys bats throughout, ending OSU’s season with a 1-0 Super Regional shutout before a sold-out crowd at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

  • NCAA Baseball Super Regional: OSU vs. UC Irvine

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Jun 7, 2014

    Can Oklahoma State fight off elimination? The Cowboys face a must-win in the Stillwater Super Regional against UC Irvine. Follow our live coverage with the NewsOK Sports team.

  • Oklahoma State baseball: UC Irvine plays masterful small ball in Game 1 win over OSU

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Updated: Sat, Jun 7, 2014

    Before a sellout crowd of 4,000, Irvine seized initial control of the best-of-3 series by scoring just one of its runs on a ball hit out of the infield.

  • NCAA Baseball Super Regional: OSU vs. Cal State Fullerton

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    Oklahoma State is two wins away from the College World Series. All that stands in the Cowboys' way is UC Irvine. Follow the Super Regionals with John Helsley and the NewsOK Sports team.

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Freshmen have grown into major roles — especially on the mound

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    Freshmen now fill vital roles for the Cowboys, complementing a strong veteran presence to fuel OSU’s run to a Super Regional, putting it on the doorstep of the school’s first College World Series berth in 15 years.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with John Helsley

    john helsley | Updated: Wed, Jun 4, 2014

    Oklahoma State is back in the Super Regional. The Cowboys may be short a running back come spring. Questions about OSU? Ask John Helsley on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • OSU to host UC Irvine in Super Regional

    BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Updated: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    The road to Omaha continues to run through Stillwater. With UC Irvine's upset victory over national No. 1 seed Oregon State late Monday night, Oklahoma State is set to host UC Irvine in a best-of-three Super Regional starting Friday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater. The winner earns a...



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John Helsley


OSU Reporter Sr.

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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