John Helsley, OSU football and basketball beat writer
  • Collected Wisdom: ORU assistant basketball coach Sean Sutton

    By John Helsley Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 8, 2015

    SEAN SUTTON ORU ASSISTANT BASKETBALL COACH AND FORMER OSU PLAYER AND COACH AGE: 47 RESIDENCE: TULSA -----------------------  Sean Sutton grew up in a basketball home. The son of Eddie Sutton, Sean played for and coached alongside his dad, and later succeeded him as Oklahoma...

  • OSU football journal: TCU's long drive just what the Cowboys needed

    By John Helsley Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Nov 7, 2015

    STILLWATER — Trevone Boykin sat motionless on his backside, legs extended out, head drooping, able to move but unwilling to do so for several seconds. The TCU quarterback and Heisman hopeful was seated at the corner of the goal line in the west end zone of Boone Pickens Stadium; a goal line he...

  • Live Coverage: OSU vs. TCU

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sat, Nov 7, 2015

    The Cowboys look to remain unbeaten as they host Heisman candidate Trevone Boykin and TCU. Follow our football coverage team and more from around the web for up-to-the-minute updates on today's matchup.

  • OSU basketball journal: Cowboys beat East Central in men's exhibition game

    By John Helsley | Updated: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    Cowboy big men play better in the second half, help OSU blow out the Tigers.

  • OSU football: Our picks, headline suggestions for Cowboys vs. Horned Frogs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    Here is a look at our picks and headline predictions for Saturday's game between Oklahoma State and TCU: JENNI CARLSON, Columnist OSU 38, TCU 34 FROG TIED Cowboys keep Trevone Boykin in check, knock off Horned Frogs KYLE FREDRICKSON, OSU writer TCU 56, OSU 45 BOY OH BOYKIN TCU...

  • OSU football journal: ESPN's SportsCenter to air live from campus Saturday morning

    By John Helsley and Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writers | Published: Fri, Nov 6, 2015

    The 2:30 p.m. matchup between undefeated Oklahoma State and TCU didn't draw ESPN's College GameDay to campus on Saturday, however, the network will still make the trip with a different program in an earlier timeslot. SportsCenter will film live in front of Edmon Low Library from 6 a.m. to 8...

  • Oklahoma State football: Why Raymond Taylor is the people's choice to take over at running back

    By John Helsley Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Nov 3, 2015

    The people’s choice to take over Oklahoma State’s running back post, Taylor, a walk-on who has operated mostly as Option D in the Cowboys running back rotation, stands on the verge of an enhanced role after a two-touchdown performance at Texas Tech.

  • OSU football journal: Jhajuan Seales will play vs. TCU

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Nov 2, 2015

    In the early hours of Oct. 25, Seales was arrested and cited for driving under the influence and possession of an open container. Last season, Seales was cited for public intoxication while sitting asleep at the wheel of a car in the drive-thru lane at a Whataburger restaurant.

  • Live Coverage: Mike Gundy Press Conference

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Mon, Nov 2, 2015

    Follow our OSU football coverage team and more from around the web at 1 p.m. for up-to-the-minute updates on Mike Gundy's weekly news conference.


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.

John Helsley, OSU football and basketball beat writer