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.

  • Class 4A boys basketball: Tulsa Central's Camron Williams hits game-winner to push Braves past Victory Christian

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The perfect way to complete a comeback came on the most unlikely of plays for Tulsa Central. Camron Williams hit a 19-foot jumper just before the final buzzer to lift the Braves over Victory Christian 57-55 in the Class 4A state semifinals at Oklahoma City University Thursday night. “We know I didn’t draw that up,” […]

  • Class 4A boys basketball: Stilwell one win away from title game with win over Harrah

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Harrah had the size. Stilwell had the seniors. A year after falling to Douglass in the 4A state championship game, Stilwell and its starting five of all seniors is one game away from another shot at the title after defeating Harrah 63-55 in the Class 4A state semifinals Thursday at Oklahoma City University. Getting back […]

  • Class 4A boys basketball: Fourth-quarter defense leads Tulsa McLain over Anadarko

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Tulsa McLain’s defense was the hero of the fourth quarter against Anadarko. The Titans hounded the Warriors into just three made baskets in the final period — all from 3-point range — to book their place in the semifinals with a 53-51 in the Class 4A state quarterfinals Thursday at Oklahoma City University. In the […]

  • Class 4A boys basketball: Tuttle upsets top-ranked Fort Gibson 60-44 in state quarterfinals

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Battling foul trouble for much of the second half, Tuttle still stayed upset-minded. Knocking down shots with confidence early will do that for you. The first-timers at state couldn’t have asked for a better start. Tuttle rode a hot-shooting first-half to a 60-44 win over top-ranked Fort Gibson in the Class 4A state quarterfinals Thursday […]

  • Live Coverage: Class 4A Boys State Tournament

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Follow The Oklahoman sports team's live coverage of the Class 4A boys state tournament right here.

  • Sam Bradford is recruiting DeMarco Murray to the Eagles

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    One reason Eagles coach Chip Kelly might be serious about keeping Sam Bradford around: DeMarco Murray. Kelly, the former University of Oregon head coach, has been picking up former Ducks players left and right, which leaves you thinking he still may be intrigued by possibly acquiring his former quarterback Marcus Mariota come draft time. But […]

  • Will Sam Bradford be the Eagles' starting quarterback in 2015?

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Chip Kelly said that Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez are his QBs. — Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) March 11, 2015 Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday at his press conference with Philly media that he was offered him a first-round pick for Bradford, but that Bradford is one of his quarterbacks going into 2015. The […]

  • OU football: Sooners players and coaches wear black, protest SAE racist video with silent vigil

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

      Following campus-wide demonstrations against video involving racist chants by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, the University of Oklahoma football team didn’t have spring practice on Monday. Instead, the football team entered the Everest Training Center indoor practice facility, linked arm-by-arm, in protest. The line of players and coaches stretched on in 5-yard intervals. #Sooners […]

  • OU football: 2016 offensive lineman Jean Delance decommits from Sooners in wake of SAE controversy

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    Oklahoma football lost a commitment from the 2016 class as offensive lineman Jean Delance (North Mesquite, Texas) announced his decommitment via Twitter Monday morning. Delance (6-foot-5, 270 pounds), a four-star prospect, committed to the Sooners in November. Delance visited OU this past weekend for Junior Day, but tweeted out a statement this morning announcing that […]

  • 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.