The Cowboys enter this season defined by its four veterans: Cobbins, Le’Bryan Nash, Phil Forte and LSU transfer Anthony Hickey, all experienced and proven producers. Beyond that core, however, there’s a need and a call for additional contributors. Carroll could be a wild card – on the season.
BY JOHN HELSLEY AND BERRY TRAMEL, Staff Writers | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas — Oklahoma State’s 42-9 loss at TCU was its worst since a 2008 beating at Texas Tech.
So the worst, by far, that any player on the current roster had absorbed.
“Right now will be a true test of character for us,” said Cowboys coach Mike Gundy. “As men. As coaches. 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.