Erik Horne
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.

Top Stories


  • Oklahoma State basketball: What they're saying about the Cowboys' loss to Gonzaga

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    One and done for the Cowboys. In an 85-77 loss to Gonzaga in their first round of the NCAA Tournament, the talk in the second half reverted to the officiating.

  • WATCH: Mercer players go crazy after upseting Duke in NCAA Tournament

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Oklahoma native Bob Hoffman guided No. 14 seed Mercer to a stunning upset of No.

  • NCAA Tournament: Former Okla. coach Bob Hoffman leads Mercer to upset of Duke

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    An Oklahoman has provided the biggest bracket buster of the NCAA Tournament so far.

  • NCAA Tournament: The Day 1 recap

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Missed any NCAA Tournament games Thursday? Let’s get you up to speed.

  • The NewsOK Sports staff's NCAA Tournament brackets

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    If you want to laugh a little, included below are some of our staff bracket predictions.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys choose AstroTurf for Boone Pickens Stadium resurfacing

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    Oklahoma State’s Boone Pickens Stadium will be resurfaced with AstroTurf, as announced by the company Wednesday.

  • Oklahoma State-Gonzaga Game Notes

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    Game notes for the Oklahoma State-Gonzaga NCAA Tournament West Regional game in San Diego: Game notes: Oklahoma State vs.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Digger Phelps picks Cowboys to make National Championship game

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    Oklahoma State is a nine-seed with the backing of an ESPN analyst.

  • Class 4A boys: Stilwell holds off Mannford for berth into state final

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    YUKON – One of the first things Ron Dunaway told his team in the locker room was that he was proud of them.

  • Small school notebook: St. Mary seniors leave a legacy, put basketball program on the map

    By Jacob Unruh, Erik Horne and Trent Shadid | Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    The Rockets made the state tournament three consecutive years.

  • Class 4A boys: Fourth-quarter surge pushes Douglass past Elk City in semifinals

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    YUKON – A new coach. A new collection of starters. Same result.

  • Blake Griffin throwing his name in the MVP race

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    It’s something that’s rarely, if ever, come up in the midst of KD vs.

  • Marcus Smart left off the Big 12 ballot by at least one writer

    erik horne | Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    I appear to be in the minority on Marcus Smart, leaving him off my vote entirely. He received first-team honors from coaches and media. — Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) March 10, 2014 Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart was one of few players to receive All-Big 12 First Team and All-Big 12 Defensive Team honors from the coaches on Sunday. And Smart picked up more honors Monday, as the media selected him as a First Team All-Big 12 selection as well. Well, at least most of the media. Wichita Eagle and Kansas City Star writer Kellis Robinett admitted on Twitter that he left Smart off his ballot entirely when it came down to voting. When asked why, he explains that, too. @ErikHorneOK he missed 3 games, took himself out of a 4th with a technical and his team finished 8th. Thought others were more deserving. — Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) March 10, 2014

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant plays in sleeves; why can’t LeBron James?

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    He’s the best basketball player in the world. He’s pretty much unstoppable.

  • Oklahoma State football: Tyler Patmon is alive and well

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Rumors started going around on Twitter Wednesday evening that Oklahoma State defensive back Tyler Patmon had passed away on Wednesday.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: What the nation is saying about Caron Butler-to-OKC

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Looks like there will be change after all in Thunderland with the imminent arrival of Caron Butler.

  • Kevin Durant stops to help injured media member following loss

    erik horne | Published: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Kevin Durant with the assist. Last week, it was Serge Ibaka who provided a mallgoer on a bike some help after a nasty fall. This week, even after a loss, Kevin Durant took some time out to help someone. From the NBA's reddit.com page - a post entitled "Good Guy Kevin Durant: Sees you slip and fall. Stops what he's doing & takes you for X-Rays (true story)" submitted by mathan1234 I was working for Fox at the OKC Thunder game last night. After the game, one of our camera operators slipped and fell on the stairs last night. KD is about to walk his mother out, but sees this happen. He said to his mom, "Hold on a minute." He walks up to our cameraman says "Hey are you alright?", he then walks our cameraman back to the production truck. On the way, they talk and decide that his finger might be broken, so they go to the arena's x-ray machine and KD arranges for our guy to get an x-ray right there. And to top it off, he waited there with him. Turns out the finger was broken. And once it was over, he walked our guy back to the truck and got him some ice. I wasn't in there for the x-ray being done, but I would like to assume that KD personally performed the x-ray and then gave our guy a piece of candy afterwards. ;) Anyway, I just thought that was a cool story. (H/T Daily Thunder)

  • Why Iman Shumpert is still a Knick and not on the Thunder

    erik horne | Published: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    Chris Broussard of ESPN.com said last week that the Oklahoma City Thunder were in pursuit of New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert at the trade deadline. That was conditional on Shumpert's knee holding up to an MRI. Even after that, though, Broussard said that the Thunder were willing to part with a first-round draft choice this season to get the shooting guard. But Broussard says the hangup with the Thunder was getting a "current player in return who could help them make a push for this year's Eastern Conference playoffs." Two games does not make a season, but the Thunder has come out of the All-Star break struggling on their perimeter defense. Broussard was backed by Grantland's Zach Lowe on Twitter, who also confirmed that OKC wanted that perimeter help. They didn't get it in the end. At least the Clippers didn't either.

  • Former Oklahoma State guard Stevie Clark has his own website

    erik horne | Published: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    Does the Stevie Clark image rebuilding start online? After the Oklahoma City native was dismissed from Oklahoma State questions turned to where he'd end up next. Iamstevieclark.com doesn't answer those questions, but the site reads like a resume for Clark, who is working on getting back on track after a short career in Stillwater. From a section entitled "The Point": The purpose of this site was developed to highlight Stevie Clark as a person with a vision and a plan to reach his full potential and add value in ALL environments.

  • Thunder at the trade deadline: What’s up with the Iman Shumpert talk?

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    Where there’s smoke there’s a fire? Lots riding on Shumpert MRI: in addition to possibly going to LAC, source says possible he goes to OKC for 1st round pick.