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


  • 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 soonersports.com […]

  • 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 […]

  • Live chat recap: Why LeBron James won't be playing for the Thunder

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    On Tuesday, LeBron James decided to opt out of the remaining two years on his contract with the Miami Heat. The news immediately sent the NBA world into hysterics. What will LeBron do? Where will he play next? Not Oklahoma City (but one can dream). It’s well known that only a few teams have a […]

  • What LeBron James would look like in every NBA jersey

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    In case you were living under a rock, it was announced Tuesday morning that LeBron James will opt out of his current contract with the Miami Heat, making him an unrestricted free agent. Upon word, every team in the league simultaneously gathered irrational hopes and dreams about possibly acquiring King James. In case that never happens (a likelihood for about 98 percent of the NBA), here's a look at what James looks like in every NBA jersey. We already showed you what LeBron looked like in a Thunder jersey. Here are the rest. (H/T NBA Legion)

  • Could Marcus Smart go as high as No 3 in NBA Draft?

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Witness the Joel Embiid effect. Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart is reportedly headed east to work out for the Philadelphia 76ers. Smart worked out for the Lakers on Friday, but is apparently getting looks from the Sixers now as well. Philly owns the No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft, while the Lakers pick seventh. Embiid, the 7-footer from Kansas, underwent surgery on his foot on Friday and is expected to miss significant -- time that will keep him out of the NBA Summer League and parts of the preseason. Emibiid's injury and surgery has significantly shifted the top of the draft. The former Kansas center was the projected No. 1 pick, but now the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly considering taking Australian point guard Dante Exum and Kansas wing Andrew Wiggins with the top pick.

  • VIDEO: Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart featured by ‘NBA Rooks’

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart says he can bring “a winner’s attitude” to an NBA franchise in a short film from NBA.com’s “NBA Rooks” series. The video follows Smart around during his pre-draft workouts, as the projected lottery pick gives insight into what he wants to accomplish in the pros. Smart is projected as […]

  • Barry Switzer's resignation: Readers tell where they were 25 years ago

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Here are some reader responses via Facebook and Twitter from our “Where were you when Barry Switzer resigned?” callout. Twitter @NewsOKSports In mourning, disbelief, disgust at the weasel law prof that fired him. Same weasel that hired Anita Hill — Warren Parham (@att_warren) June 19, 2014 @NewsOKSports I was at Falls Creek for church camp. […]

  • Nick Collison undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Thursday that veteran forward Nick Collison underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Collison is expected to miss 4-6 weeks before returning to normal offseason activities. This past season, Collison appeared in 81 games and averaged 4.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.7 minutes per game. Collison, […]

  • Barry Switzer's resignation: Where were you 25 years ago?

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    June 19, 1989. Where were you when OU coach Barry Switzer resigned? I was probably in some little swimming pool as a 3 1/2-year-old with no awareness of Switzer or his greatness, but the legendary Sooners coach resigned on this day 25 years ago. Tell us where you were, what you were doing and what […]

  • WATCH: Clint Dempsey takes kick to the nose against Ghana

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    Clint Dempsey scored 30 seconds into the U.S.'s encounter with Ghana. About 30 minutes later, he had a bloody nose from a kick to the face. Dempsey went up for a header against Ghana's John Boye, and Boye inadvertently caught him with a shin. The U.S. took a 1-0 lead into halftime, but the boys are banged up. Dempsey stayed in the game after taking the shot, but starting forward Jozy Altidore had to exit with a first-half hamstring injury.

  • Vote for Steven Adams in NBA's Social Media Awards

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams is a nominee for an NBA Social Media Award in the LOL (laugh out loud) category. Adams, the 20-year-old Thunder rookie who’s known for his funny Tweets and entertaining interviews (oh, and he’s a pretty good player), is nominated for a tweet he sent out Jan. 29 following a […]

  • World Cup: U.S. vs. Ghana

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    The United States National Team takes the field in its first group stage game of the World Cup against Ghana. Follow our live coverage with personalities from around Twitter.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners No. 4 in Phil Steele's projected end-of-season top 5

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    Phil Steele's annual dictionary-sized college football preview has the Oklahoma Sooners as the No. 4 team in the country at season's end. Only defending national champion Florida State, Alabama and Ohio State will finish higher than the Sooners according to Steele. Rather than rank teams by where they will begin the season, Steele projects where they'll end up after all the games are played. In Steele's eyes, the Sooners will will be one of four teams in the inaugural College Football Playoff. "No team in the country outside of Florida State comes into the season with more momentum than the Sooners," Steele says in his OU analysis. Steele ranks OU in all eight categories of his top positional units, with four positions ranked in the top 12 nationally. He says the Sooners' schedule also helps their lofty ranking. OU's schedule is rated 49th in the nation according to Steele, and he also points to not having a conference championship game and playing Baylor in Norman as advantages for the Sooners. "In their five true road games they take on just one team that had a winning record last year (although TCU will be tough)," he says.