By John Helsley Staff Writer email@example.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 22, 2016
The true freshman from Dallas continues to transform the Cowboys, growing on the go and thriving in an enhanced role that is accentuating his talents while also all those around him to look and play better.
Stuck in a four-game losing streak with No. 3 Kansas due to visit Gallagher-Iba Arena, the Cowboys needed a renewed focus.
And they may have found it in a players-only meeting Monday.
“We had shoot-around and film and stuff and then went back to the room and all of us just got together and...
By John Helsley Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Updated: Tue, Jan 19, 2016
STILLWATER — Bill Self bemoaned the play of his guards, who were average Tuesday night, a key factor in another Kansas loss to the Cowboys.
Then the conversation shifted to Oklahoma State freshman Jawun Evans.
And Self lit up.
“I think he’s great,” Self said. “I think you can...
By John Helsley Staff Writer email@example.com | Updated: Mon, Jan 18, 2016
No team has solved the Jayhawks recently like the Cowboys, with OSU the only squad to beat Kansas each of the past three seasons. At Gallagher-Iba, the Cowboys have won two straight over KU and four of the last six.
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.