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.

  • Five reasons the Thunder shouldn't tank the 2014-15 season

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sparked a conversation Sunday about the Oklahoma City Thunder and why it should consider sitting its stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Tanking. The age-old ethical debate on how to get rich quick in the NBA. If you’re team is struggling and lacks hope without its injured players (like the […]

  • Big 12 Notebook: Who's going to the playoff — TCU or Baylor?

    By Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    TCU and Baylor each has one loss. Baylor has the edge in the head-to-head matchup with the Horned Frogs, but TCU has been the highest-ranked team in the College Football Playoff rankings. So if each team wins out, who gets the edge when it comes College Football Playoff time?

  • Big 12 football: KU’s Bowen OK with goal post teardown

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Kansas fans stormed the field and tore down a goal post following the Jayhawks’ 34-14 win over Iowa State – KU’s first Big 12 victory in seven games. Iowa State dropped to 2-7, which suggests that the Jayhawks had no reason to celebrate so wildly. KU interim coach Clint Bowen was OK with the celebration, […]

  • Big 12 football: Texas teams dominate Player of the Week honors

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman and kicker Chris Callahan each earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors for their play against Oklahoma. Coleman, the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, had 15 catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns. Callahan, the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, had 12 points (two […]

  • Kansas fans tear down goal post after beating 2-7 Iowa State

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    What happens when you snap a seven-game Big 12 losing streak? Apparently, you storm the field and tear down the goal post. Kansas won its first conference game of the season, 34-14 over Iowa State on Saturday, and fans stormed the field in jubilation. The win over the 2-7 Cyclones was apparently enough for KU fans to tear down the goal post as if they the Jayhawks took down a top 10 team. Maybe KU fans were getting in one last happy moment this football season. The Jayhawks' final three games: vs. TCU, at Oklahoma, at Kansas State.

  • Fomer Sooners sound off on OU's defensive plan against Baylor

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Some samples of former OU players voicing their concerns about OU's defensive game plan against Baylor. Former players weren't the only ones up in arms about the Sooners' defensive plan. Senior defensive back Julian Wilson was reportedly not happy with the Stoops' strategy.

  • Big 12 Twitter account takes offense to criticism of referees

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Looks like the Big 12 checked itself. Following a roughing the punter penalty on Oklahoma defensive lineman Matt Dimon in the Sooners' game against Baylor on Saturday, several writers and fans were critical of the call from Big 12 officials. The Sooners were called for a 15-yard penalty on the play -- a critical fourth-and-7. Baylor's drive was extended and the Bears went on to score on the 16-play, 80-yard march. When social media questioned the call, the Big 12 hit back. The tweet was deleted soon after more responses came pouring in from members of the media and fans.

  • OKC Thunder players sing jingle with helium voices

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    Now we have a real debate on our hands. No, not what the Thunder's starting lineup should be. We need to figure out what's the best Thunder-releated Edmond Hyundai commercial. The latest ad with Thunder players is out and it's pretty funny. Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison, Reggie Jackson, and best of all, Kendrick Perkins each sing the Edmond Hyundai jingle after inhaling some helium. Any time you can get Perk to sound like a chipmunk, it's good for business. But does it top the overall cuteness and appeal of the Kendrick Perkins Jr. Edmond Hyundai commercial from year's past? I say no, but you decide.

  • 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 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 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,, ESPN Digital Media and Boston 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.