Erik Horne
Digital News Online Sports Editor

Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep sports, to rodeo, to OU pro days, to monster truck rallies.

A native of LaPlace, La. – located 25 miles west of New Orleans – Horne headed to Atlanta following high school, graduating from Oglethorpe University in 2007 as a four-year letterman in soccer. While in Atlanta, Horne worked two years as an intern then sports editor for SCORE Atlanta, providing coverage of the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons and high schools in the Atlanta metro area.

Horne lives in Oklahoma City.


  • Oklahoma football notebook: Receivers coach Jay Norvell says Dannon Cavil has to live with decision

    By Ryan Aber, Jason Kersey and Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Norvell said this week that he wished Cavil well, but he also wanted the redshirt freshman to stay.

  • Big 12 notebook: Baylor's Art Briles says no 'monkey on our back' to win in Norman

    By Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    The Bears are 0-12 all-time in Norman, with their only two wins in the OU-Baylor 23-game series coming in Waco.

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Cowboys use off week to rest injured players, build on fundamentals

    By Kyle Fredrickson and Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Coming off a three-game losing streak, the Cowboys have two weeks of much-needed preparation time before their Nov. 15 home finale against Texas.

  • OSU football: Charlie Strong on Oklahoma State, bowl eligibility: 'I don't look ahead'

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Texas and Oklahoma State are each teams that are going to be in a battle to get bowl eligible in the final three games of the regular season. The Longhorns and Cowboys play on Nov. 15 in Stillwater. Texas is sitting at 4-5 with three games to go, while OSU is in much better shape […]

  • Big 12 football: TV listings, times announced for Nov. 15 OU and OSU games

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    The Big 12 Conference announced the following times and TV listings for its Nov. 15 slate of games. Oklahoma State’s final home game of the season will be aired nationally on FOX at 6:30 p.m.: Big 12 football schedule for Nov. 15 TCU at Kansas, 2 p.m. (FS1) Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 2:30 p.m. (ABC […]

  • Bob Stoops on Baylor QB Bryce Petty's comments: 'We're getting ready for Baylor'

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    In his media availability after Baylor’s 60-14 win over Kansas, BU quarterback Bryce Petty answered every question with “ready for OU.” Petty didn’t play poorly against Kansas (15-of-27, 277 yards, three TDs) but faced some postgame questions about the Baylor offense having some trouble finishing drives, and being on the same page as his receivers. […]

  • AUDIO: Baylor's Bryce Petty answers every postgame question with 'We're ready for OU'

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty should definitely be prepared for Oklahoma on Nov. 8. Baylor blew out Kansas 60-14 on Saturday, but Petty wasn't at his normally big-statistics best. The senior quarterback finished  15-of-27 for 277 yards and three touchdowns. Definitely not a terribly game by any means, but Petty wasn't sharp. His responses to questions in the postgame press conference were cutting, however. You can listen to the full audio here , but you can also read the full transcript below. Reporter No. 1 : [It took a] little while for you to get on the same page as your receivers, but did you start feeling a little better about it as the game went on? Petty : Yeah, we're just ready for OU. Reporter No. 2 : Seems like you guys had trouble finishing drives -- in that second quarter especially. Is something just not clicking at the moment with you and the receiving corps? Petty : No, we're just ready for OU. Reporter No. 3 : Brian Kauffman, News10 Sports. Are you ready for OU? Petty : Yep. Reporter No. 4 : Bryce, that pass to Corey (Coleman) [Note: A 72-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter], what worked there? Did he create that? Petty : We're just ready for OU. Reporter No. 5 : Bryce, what are some of the positives that you take out of this game? Petty : We gotta win. Ready for OU. Reporter No. 6 : Bryce, throughout the course of the game ... you kinda seemed frustrated at the moment. What's the reason for your frustration? Petty : Just ready for OU. Thank you guys.

  • Russell Westbrook injury roundup: What they're saying

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Another day, another injury for the Thunder, as Russell Westbrook went down in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers with what’s being diagnosed as a fracture of the second metacarpal in his right hand. A sampling of what’s being said on NewsOK.com. Darnell Mayberry was there in L.A. Thursday night. His Friday morning […]

  • NewsOK Sports recognized as 2014 EPPY Award 'Best Sports Website' finalist

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    This month, Editor and Publisher Magazine released its 2014 EPPY Award finalists and winners, and NewsOK.com/sports was honored as one of five finalists for “Best Sports Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors.” Among the finalists for the award were prestigious websites such as Newsday.com, Grantland.com, ESPN Digital Media and Boston Globe.com sports. In its […]

  • OSU football: Mike Gundy admits in interview he tried to trademark 'I'm a man, I'm 40'

    erik horne | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy once tried to captalize on his now world-famous rant. In an interview with Campus Insiders' Seth Davis, Gundy opened up about his "I'm a man. I'm 40" rant from 2007. Gundy said he even tried to trademark his legendary catch phrase. "I tried to but somebody else had got it," Gundy said in the interview. "I thought about it." Gundy estimates he hears "I'm a man, I'm 40" about three or four times a year now. A few of those times might be from his 12-year-old son, who Gundy says "can do it almost to a T." "I actually hear it more there (at home) than I do anywhere else," Gundy said. "There's so many other things out there on social networking, I think it's kinda run its course." (h/t For The Win)

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Decline coming for Pacers, Rockets

    Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season, including Finals picks, coaches on the hot seat, and more

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Thunder win the West (barring injury)

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Who’s the best in the West? The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season.

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Coaches on the hot seat include Scott Brooks

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Who’s on the coaching hot seat in the NBA this season? The Oklahoman staff makes its picks.

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Who wins the NBA Finals?

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season.

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Bulls, Cavs battle for the East

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season.

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Pelicans, Pistons are teams on the rise

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season, including Finals picks, coaches on the hot seat, team on the decline

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Jackson, Gibson favorites for Sixth Man of the Year

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes its predictions for the NBA season, including Finals picks, coaches on the hot seat, Most Valuable Player, team on the decline and more

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Serge Ibaka dominates Defensive POTY picks

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season, including Finals picks, coaches on the hot seat and team on the rise.

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Coach of the Year

    Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season, including Finals picks, coaches on the hot seat and team on the decline.

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Jabari Parker is Rookie of the Year

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season, including Finals picks, coaches on the hot seat and team on the decline.