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.

  • Former, current OU athletes and coaches react to SAE racist chant video

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    An video of the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chanting a racially offensive song has gone viral, invoking immediate action from the University, as well as former and current OU athletes and coaches: The OU SAE debacle is a perfect example of actions having unexpected consequences. One bus of idiots made an entire […]

  • Class A and B basketball state championships semifinal/final recap

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    The finals are set for the Class A and B boys and girls basketball state championships on Saturday: (Note: All games at State Fair Arena) Saturday’s championships Class B girls: Coyle vs. Lomega, noon Class A boys: Glencoe vs. Thomas, 1:45 p.m. Class A girls: Okarche vs. Thomas 5:30 p.m. Class B boys: Ft. Cobb-Broxton […]

  • Live Coverage: Class B Girls State Championship

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Follow our live coverage of Coyle vs. Lomega for the Class B girls state championship with The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Live Coverage: Class B Boys State Tournament

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Follow our live coverage of the Class B boys state tournament with The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Live Coverage: Class A Girls State Tournament

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Follow our live coverage of the Class A state tournament with The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Live Coverage: Class A Boys State Tournament

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Follow our live coverage of the Class A state tournament with The Oklahoman sports team.

  • OKC Thunder: The best Russell Westbrook-related Twitter talk following his triple-double against the Sixers

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Russell Westbrook put himself among some rare company again Wednesday, posting his fourth consecutive triple-double with 49 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in the Thunder’s 123-118 overtime win. From the mask and the headband, to his violent first-quarter dunk, to his place in history, Westbrook was the story on social media Wednesday night. AMONG […]

  • OKC Thunder: Why Russell Westbrook won't be wearing a stylish mask

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Russell Westbrook’s mask will be clear, much to the disappointment of NBA fans. But could Westbrook have chosen something a little more stylish? Not likely. Scott Brooks alluded to this at Tuesday’s shootaround: Scott Brooks on Westbrook’s mask: “Fortunately for all of us, he doesn’t get to choose the color. It’ll be a clear mask” […]

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant to be evaluated 'in a week or so'; Adams, Westbrook close to returning

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    At Tuesday's shootaround, Thunder coach Scott Brooks says Kevin Durant will be reevaluated again "in a week or so." Durant underwent a second surgery on his right foot Feb. 22 to alleviate increasing soreness stemming from the Jones fracture he sustained in October. The 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player has missed 33 of the Thunder's 60 games this season due to injury. Steven Adams (hand) and Russell Westbrook (cheek bone) each participated in Thunder practice today. Adams participated in most of practice for the first time since fracturing his right hand Feb. 8 . Westbrook  will likely play Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers following surgery on his fractured cheek.

  • Report: Russell Westbrook likely to return Wednesday vs. Sixers

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Russell Westbrook fractured his cheek bone on Friday. He could be back on the court in less than a week. The Thunder All-Star guard is likely to return on Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers, acccording to Yahoo Sports sources. Westbrook fractured his right cheek bone on an inadvertent knee to the face from teammate Andre Roberson against the Portland Trail Blazers last week. "Westbrook is expected to play barring an unforseen setback," Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski writes . Westbrook will reportedly wear a protective mask upon his return to the lineup. If Westbrook was to return on Wednesday, he'll have missed just one game following surgery on Saturday . The Thunder  beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-101 without Westbrook on Sunday.

  • VIDEO: Brent Musburger seemed really 'invested' in OU-Iowa State

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    What is going on here? Iowa State was a six-point favorite Monday night against Oklahoma and play-by-play man Brent Musberger was talking on the ESPN broadcast as if he had some "outside interests" in the game's final score. OU's Buddy Hield went to the line with the Sooners trailing 71-65 -- by six points. Musburger: Some are more interested in this free throw than others. OK, no big deal. Then, with the Sooners down 74-68 -- six points -- the ball goes out with 31.9 seconds left. It's OU's ball, but the referees get together to review who has possession. Fran Fraschilla: I know you don't want them to review that call, do you? Musberger: (Laughs) I don't know what you're talking about. (Laughs) Yes I do, and no I don't. Final score: Iowa State 77, OU 70. Sorry, Brent.

  • Golfer retracts claims about Tiger Woods being suspended

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A journeyman pro golfer made claims about Tiger Woods serving a month-long suspension. Now, he's backtracking. Dan Olsen went on a Michigan radio station and said "a strong witness ... a credible person" told him Woods was serving a suspension by the PGA Tour. In the interview, Olsen alluded to Woods using performance enhancing drugs. "It's not testosterone, but it's something else," Olsen told The Game 730-AM on Friday. "I think when it's all said and done, he's gonna surpass Lance Armstrong with infamy." But Olsen has apologized since his comments have exploded nationwide. "My comments were ill-advised," he said. "I retract the entire interview and apologize to Nike, the PGA Tour, Tiger and Tim Finchem." Olsen also told "everything I said on that radio interview was only my opinion and not based on any firsthand knowledge or facts."

  • VOTE: The Dallas Cowboys' starting running back in 2015 should be ...?

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Who should be the starting running back for the Dallas Cowboys next season? Adrian Peterson’s agent reportedly says he’s done in Minnesota. The NFL Draft is deep at running back. Oh, and the Cowboys might have the best ball carrier in the NFL on their roster already. Which makes for an interesting situation in Dallas […]

  • D.J. Augustin was a beast in high school and I was there

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    The prettiest jump shot I’ve ever seen. Ever. Well, until I got to Oklahoma City and saw Kevin Durant. But before that, it was D.J. Augustin. I was a senior at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans in 2002-2003 and everyone was buzzing about this freshman that was supposed to be next level. We […]

  • NBA Trade Deadline Live

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Keep up with all the trade deadline rumblings up until 2 p.m. with the latest NBA news from around the web.

  • Kevin Durant, James Harden take over GQ and Sports Illustrated covers

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Thunder forward Kevin Durant has become more and more outspoken this season, culminating with his comments to the media at All-Star weekend. Well, there’s more where that came from, as Durant is featured on the March cover of GQ. In the feature piece by Zach Baron entitled “Kevin Durant Doesn’t Care What You Think of […]

  • PHOTO: Snoop Dogg recruiting Russell Westbrook; Westbrook says he can win title with Thunder

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Russell Westbrook is a hot commodity, even if he isn’t a free agent for another two years. Rapper Snoop Dogg posted a doctored photo on his Instagram on Tuesday of the Thunder guard and All-Star Game MVP in a Lakers jersey. Snoop is a Lakers fan and resides in California. Come on home !! A […]

  • Kevin Hart jokes about Russell Westbrook's pants on ESPN's Mike & Mike

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Comedian Kevin Hart jumped on ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike on Friday morning, and in one part of his interview with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic was asked about the funniest guys in the NBA. Hart said he's spent some time with Thunder All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. "The funniest? I was with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook last night. We had a good time," Hart said. "Russell had some pants on that I believe made his butt bleed. I've never seen jeans tighter in my life." Hart went on about Westbrook's pants and some of the questions he had about Westbrook, cracking up Greenberg and Golic. "But we go back and forth. We have a good time," Hart said. You can listen to the full interview  here (Durant/Westbrook talk starts at about 7:20).

  • The Oklahoman sports department wins second consecutive APSE ‘Grand Slam’

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    The Oklahoman sports department has hit back-to-back grand slams. On Tuesday, The Oklahoman was officially announced as one of select media groups nationwide to earn the distinction of “grand slam” winner in the Associated Press Sports Editors contest in Orlando, Fla. It’s the second consecutive year that The Oklahoman has earned the distinction and the […]

  • Kevin Durant gets law degree from ... Seat Pleasant University

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Over the past few days, Kevin Durant has had some curious Twitter posts about getting a law degree. OK, KD. Have at it. think during this @NBAAllStar break I’m going to get my law degree — Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) February 9, 2015 I’m going to work over here…#LawSchoolGrind #IGotMyReasons — Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) February […]