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

  • LeBron James returns to Cleveland: The Reaction

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Here are some of the best reactions from LeBron James’ announcement to return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers in free agency: Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert wrote that infamous letter four years ago, but was (understandably) gracious Friday: Welcome Home @kingjames. I am excited for the fans and people of Cleveland and Ohio. No fans and […]

  • OU basketball: Sooners guard Buddy Hield impressing at the LeBron James Skills Academy

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    OU’s Buddy Hield is making a name for himself in Las Vegas. Much of the buzz the initial two days of the LeBron James Skills Academy has come from Hield’s play. The Sooners guard, wearing No. 2 at the prestigious invite-only camp, has impressed the legion of media members on hand Wednesday and Thursday. Been impressed with Oklahoma’s […]

  • OKC Thunder: Is Tibor Pleiss coming to the NBA this season?

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Is overseas Thunder prospect Tibor Pleiss coming stateside this upcoming season? The president of Pleiss’ club in Spain says he is, whether it’s with the Thunder or someone else. Jose Antonio Querejeta, the president of Spanish basketball club Baskonia (Laboral Kutxa) where Pleiss currently plays, told Radio Vitoria that Pleiss “will go to the NBA, […]

  • OSU basketball: Markel Brown, Desmond Mason hype dunk contest via Twitter

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    On Wednesday at the U.S. Senior Open’s Chevron Junior Day Exhibition, former Oklahoma State basketball star Desmond Mason issued a challenge to another former Cowboys high flyer, Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown. The challenge? A dunk contest. A slam showdown that Brown happily accepted Wednesday via Twitter. @jelmquistSW @tdesmondqw I accept the challenge, I’ll be […]

  • College football awards watch list release schedule

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Here is a tentative schedule (including state school nominees) of when the preseason college football awards lists will be released, as provided by the National College Football Awards Association. Some awards lists have already been announced this week as well as earlier this year: Monday Bednarik Award (college football’s top defensive player): Charles Tapper, Eric […]

  • Thunder star Russell Westbrook officially launches Westbrook Frames

    erik horne | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Russell Westbrook made the eyewear game popular in the NBA. Now he has his own line of frames. Westbrook Frames was officially launched on Tuesday, with the Thunder guard offering up 10 different models of sunglasses ranging from $95-145. Unlike some of Westbrook's pre- and postgame frame choices, Westbrook Frames actually have scratch-resistant lenses included. Westbrook had been touting the line of frames this summer, along with his clothing line co-op with Barneys New York, which he helped debut in Paris last week. Westbrook also announced he won't be participating in USA Basketball this summer, so he'll have plenty of time to work on the next big thing in his expanding fashion empire.

  • Markel Brown off to solid start in Summer League for Brooklyn Nets

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    It’s just the Summer League, but former Oklahoma State guard Markel Brown is off to a solid start to his NBA career. In his Summer League debut on Saturday, Brown had nine points, four rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes in the Nets’ 101-81 win against the Indiana Pacers. In a 110-91 loss to […]

  • OKC Thunder: Summer League Roster

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    For those of you who’ve been wondering, here’s the roster for the Thunder’s summer league team, along with game times. The team will play four games in the Orlando Summer League, with all games broadcast on NBA TV and Thunder regulars Steven Adams, Andre Roberson, Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones III are expected to […]

  • Thunder guard Sebastian Telfair -- from NYC to OKC

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Sebastian Telfair’s come a long way since his high school phenom days in New York City. The newest addition to the Thunder backcourt was the No. 1 prep recruit in the country in 2004 out of Lincoln High School in Brooklyn (the same school that produced his cousin, Stephon Marbury, and current Indiana Pacers guard/LeBron […]

  • Russell Westbrook in Paris: Thunder guard visits Fashion Week

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    In June, Russell Westbrook announced that he would team up with Barneys New York on his own clothing line. The partnership included a trip to Paris Fashion Week to promote Westbrook’s styles. The Thunder guard made it to Paris at the end of June, and collaborated with Vogue Magazine on a photo diary you can […]

  • The Thunder's $29 million dollar question

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    How much money does the Thunder have to play with? A profit does not equate to a spending spree. It’s been reported that the Thunder project to make the fifth-largest profit from the NBA’s revenue-sharing system, trailing only big markets such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Boston. From NBA writer Zach Lowe: The […]

  • Kevin Durant shows off 360 spin jumper in workouts

    erik horne | Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Kevin Durant might not bust out the 360 spin and shot in a game, but it is an interesting offseason workout. Durant posted this video on his Instagram account on Tuesday in which he spins on one foot before taking a midrange jump shot. Durant's caption: My brother @aharri21 (Adam Harrington) has me doing some sick stuff for my balance. Challenging to say the least. This is the last video I will be posting of me gettin it in. That's not what I do it for but I thought u guys might like it.

  • OU football: Reactions to the Sooners' new uniforms

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Oklahoma debuted some new uniforms on Tuesday via the @OU_football Twitter account. Reactions were mixed, with some loving them (particularly the younger crowd) and some fans not feeling the alternative look. OU also launched a #bringthewood Twitter campaign (presumably to go with the new wood grain helmet look), and some spiffy video via its […]

  • USA-Belgium: AT&T Stadium showing World Cup game on big screen

    erik horne | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    AT&T Stadium isn't just for football. It's also for futbol. The home of Dallas Cowboys is open today for the USA-Belgium World Cup game. It's free admission for fans who want to watch the 3 p.m. game on the stadium's big screen. Nothing was mentioned about parking costs, however.

  • USA-Belgium World Cup preview: TV, time and keys to the game

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Time/TV: Coverage begins at 3 p.m. (central)/ESPN. Location: Fonte Nova; Salvador, Brazil. If they win: Winner will face winner of Argentina vs. Switzerland on Saturday at 11 a.m. Last meeting: Belgium 4, U.S. 2, May 29, 2013 (Cleveland, Ohio). Jenni Carlson: Better believe it,  the U.S.A. can beat Belgium LIVE COVERAGE: U.S. vs. Belgium The […]

  • World Cup Live Coverage: U.S. vs. Belgium

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    A spot in the World Cup quarterfinals is on the line, as the U.S. takes on Belgium at 3 p.m. Follow our live coverage here.

  • Former OSU guard Marcus Smart gets his uniform number with the Boston Celtics

    erik horne | Published: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart looks like he'll be wearing No. 36 for the Boston Celtics. Smart was picked No. 6 overall in the NBA Draft last week by the storied franchise, and he explained his reason for the number selection Monday via Twitter. With the long tradition of winning in Boston, there weren't a ton of premium numbers left over for Smart to choose from. Twenty-one numbers have been retired in Celtics history. Smart's No. 33 he wore at OSU belongs to Larry Bird ... so that wasn't really an option.

  • WATCH: Kevin Durant, Nike unveil the KD7 live at 11 am

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Nike is hosting select media today at 11 a.m. at the Newseum in Washington D.C. to officially unveil the KD7 — the latest in Kevin Durant’s exclusive shoe line. Nike will live stream the 20-minute broadcast in length, hosted by Ahmad Rashad and featuring Durant with Nike designer Leo Chang. In addition to media, 75 […]

  • Marcus Smart to chat with fans live during NBA Draft

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart has been selected as one of the athletes to appear on a live Google+ Hangout at the NBA Draft. Follow his selection, Smart, widely projected to be a top 10 pick in Thursday’s draft, will speak with fans live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Beginning at 6 […]

  • WATCH: Uruguay's Luis Suarez bites Italian player

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Not one. Not two. Three bites. Uruguay forward Luis Suarez bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in a 1-0 win for Uruguay in their final group match of the World Cup on Tuesday. Suarez wasn’t reprimanded during the game for trying to take a chunk out of Chiellini’s shoulder, but it was caught on tape — the […]