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.

  • Jordan Phillips: What they're saying about the former OU defensive tackle's NFL Draft prospects

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Throughout the 2014 season and leading up to the NFL draft (tonight at 7 p.m., ESPN), former OU defensive tackle Jordan Phillips has been in the midst of the first-round talk. The 6-foot-5, 329-pounder has an interesting back story (as told here by Jenni Carlson) and could find himself going to an NFL contender in […]

  • Houston Rockets fire person who sent out horse and gun tweet

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    The Houston Rockets have fired their digital communications manager, Chad Shanks, apparently because of a tweet he sent out over the team’s Twitter account Tuesday night. Tuesday night, the Rockets closed out the Mavericks in their first-round series. Following the win, the tweet above was sent out with two emojis of a horse head and […]

  • Kevin Durant made Scottie Pippen's all-time starting five

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    When Scottie Pippen gives you props, you have to pay attention. The Hall of Famer fielded questions on Twitter this week and was asked about picking his all-time starting five. There was one catch, however – Pippen couldn’t select any members from Dream Team I which crushed all competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics in […]

  • PHOTO: Anthony Kim, former OU golfer, surfaces in Las Vegas nightclub

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Remember former OU golfer Anthony Kim? He was a rising star on the PGA Tour, but hasn’t played professionally in years and has hunkered down in Dallas, apparently collecting an eight-figure disability settlement. A club goer in Las Vegas posted a photo to his Instagram account of Kim, who’s looking well (along with Pamela Anderson’s […]

  • NBA 'Players Choice' awards categories announced

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    The National Basketball Players Association released a list of categories for its first Basketball Players Awards on Monday. It’s an interesting list, with some awards similar to what already exists (Most Valuable Player, “Best Rookie” AKA Rookie of the Year), but some of the awards are a little off the beaten path. Instead of naming […]

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant teams up with Sonic guys in new commercial

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    When Kevin Durant and Sonic announced their partnership back in November, you knew it was possible that Durant would get into a commercial with the famous Sonic guys. Your dreams have come true. Sonic posted two videos today, one in which Durant takes on the Sonic guys in “one-on-one-on-one,” and another where he shows them […]

  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Two people, one heart

    By Erik Horne | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Brendon McLarty was an organ donor, and Kerry Creach was the lucky recipient of a new heart — the same heart that pushed McLarty to excel in baseball and football at Perry High School.

  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Three marathons, three weeks — no problem

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Erik Horne and Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Larry Qualls of Durant had put some serious miles on his legs in a short period of time. Serious mileage as in three marathons in three weeks.

  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon review

    staff reports | Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    Review the full transcript from Sunday's coverage of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.

  • OKC Thunder: Billy Donovan the betting favorite to get Thunder coaching job

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Is Billy Donovan the favorite to get the Thunder job? says so. The online sports betting service has the University of Florida coach listed as an 11-to-10 favorite to replace Scott Brooks as Thunder coach. Donovan is one of seven candidates on Bovada’s initial list. Kevin Ollie has the second-best odds at 9/4, but […]

  • OKC Thunder: P.J. Carlesimo says Thunder made 'terrible decision' firing Scott Brooks

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The only other head coach in Thunder history says the organization made a “terrible decision” in firing Scott Brooks. Former Thunder coach P.J. Carlesimo, who’s now an NBA analyst for ESPN, said Wednesday on the network that the Thunder “made it impossible for Scott Brooks to coach.” Brooks was fired Wednesday after seven seasons as […]

  • Kevin Durant thanks Scott Brooks, but says he supports team's decision '100 percent'

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    The world waited for Kevin Durant to speak on the firing of Scott Brooks, and the All-Star forward finally did on Instagram late Wednesday afternoon. Thank you Scotty A photo posted by Kevin Durant (@easymoneysniper) on Apr 22, 2015 at 3:38pm PDT It was a heartfelt farewell to Brooks. But it also came with a […]

  • Texas’ Charlie Strong says he has better hold on team in 2nd season

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The biggest difference for Charlie Strong this offseason from his first in Austin? For one, he’s not running off as many players. There’s still summer to come, a time in 2014 when Strong dismissed multiple players from Texas, but the second-year Longhorns coach says he knows more about his team now than he did a […]

  • TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin will return in May from wrist surgery

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    TCU coach Gary Patterson said quarterback Trevone Boykin will be back on the field at the end of May following surgery on his left wrist. Patterson said Boykin, who had surgery on his non-throwing wrist in early April, won’t miss any of TCU’s summer workouts. The senior-to-be will be one of the favorites for the […]

  • Baylor coach Art Briles says schedule had ‘zero effect’ on Bears missing College Football Playoff

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Baylor football has been criticized in recent years for its soft non-conference schedule, and the Bears paid the price for it last season when they were left out of the College Football Playoff. But coach Art Briles said Tuesday on the Big 12 Spring Football Coaches’ Teleconference that the Bears’ record had nothing to do […]

  • OKC Thunder: Scott Brooks didn't get a single vote for NBA Coach of the Year

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The NBA announced Tuesday that Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was named the Coach of the Year, and deservedly so. In only his second season in Atlanta, Budenholzer led the Hawks to the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, finishing with a 60-22 record and one of the best year-to-year turnarounds in recent NBA […]

  • OU softball: Lauren Chamberlain ties NCAA home run record

    Erik Horne | Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    OU senior first baseman Lauren Chamberlain tied the NCAA career home run record with a two-run home run against Baylor on Saturday. With the Sooners leading 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Chamberlain hit a blast to center field for her 18th home run of the season and 90th of her career, tying […]

  • NBA Playoffs picks: The Oklahoman's Thunder coverage team makes its predictions for every round

    Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    NBA PLAYOFFS — The San Antonio Spurs are the overwhelming consensus pick for the NBA championship by The Oklahoman’s Thunder coverage.

  • Shawn Kemp had a party in Seattle because the Thunder missed the playoffs

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    While the state of Oklahoma and plenty of people nationwide unhappy about the Oklahoma City Thunder missing the playoffs (raise your hand if you wanted to see more of Russell Westbrook), Seattle has apparently been in a state of rejoice. Former Seattle SuperSonics star Shawn Kemp co-hosted a party at Seattle live music venue Neumos […]

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant answered your questions on Twitter

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Feel like answering a couple questions. Hit me up. — Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) April 15, 2015 “S— happens.” That’s how Kevin Durant responded to a Twitter follower who asked him “dropped out of usa to prevent injury for current season, got injured anyway, thoughts?” Durant hasn’t been shy this season about voicing his opinion on […]