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.


  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Coaches on the hot seat include Scott Brooks

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Who’s on the coaching hot seat in the NBA this season? The Oklahoman staff makes its picks.

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Who wins the NBA Finals?

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season.

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Bulls, Cavs battle for the East

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season.

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Pelicans, Pistons are teams on the rise

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season, including Finals picks, coaches on the hot seat, team on the decline

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Jackson, Gibson favorites for Sixth Man of the Year

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes its predictions for the NBA season, including Finals picks, coaches on the hot seat, Most Valuable Player, team on the decline and more

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Serge Ibaka dominates Defensive POTY picks

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season, including Finals picks, coaches on the hot seat and team on the rise.

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Coach of the Year

    Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season, including Finals picks, coaches on the hot seat and team on the decline.

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Jabari Parker is Rookie of the Year

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season, including Finals picks, coaches on the hot seat and team on the decline.

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Anthony, Harden, Durant among scoring leaders

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season, including Finals picks, coaches on the hot seat and team on the decline.

  • The Oklahoman's 2014-15 NBA predictions: Most Valuable Player

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s staff makes predictions for the NBA season, including Finals picks, coaches on the hot seat and team on the decline.

  • Big 12 notebook: Texas staff, AD not worried about Wickline lawsuit against Oklahoma State

    By Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Wickline, who’s listed as the offensive line coach/offensive coordinator by Texas, is currently mired in a lawsuit in which he’s suing OSU. Wickline’s deal with OSU included a clause saying he owed the school his remaining salary unless he moved on to the NFL or accepted a role as offensive coordinator with “play-calling duties” at another institution. OSU athletic director Mike Holder claims that Wickline isn’t calling the plays at Texas, and owes the university the $593,478 remaining on his OSU contract.

  • Douglass football: Trojans hang on for overtime victory over John Marshall

    By Erik Horne, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Patrick McKaufman found Quasean Sims with a 10-yard touchdown pass, and Dameko Doddles’ extra point gave the Trojans a 21-20 overtime win over the Bears at Moses F. Miller Stadium on Friday. A first half that lacked fireworks gave way to a second half and overtime period that had the two teams trading scores (and miscues) until the final seconds.

  • Big 12 notebook: Bill Snyder has special understanding of Michael Hunnicutt's tough day

    By Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Snyder is specifically qualified in how to handle a bad day from a kicker. In KSU’s 20-14 loss to Auburn – its only defeat of the season – Wildcats kicker Jack Cantele missed three field goals.

  • VIDEO: OU-Texas fans fight in parking lot at Red River Rivalry game

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    The Red River Rivalry turned into fisticuffs at the OU-Texas football game on Saturday. In this video posted Saturday to YouTube with the caption "The Red River Rivalry off the field!!" , OU and Texas fans brawl in the parking lot of the Texas State Fair. A woman is screaming, guys are rolling around and swinging wildly at each other, and at the end of the skirmish, a bus comes through to shoo them all away -- laying on the horn to get them to disperse. No winners here, but OU won the actual game 31-26. The brawl conjured up memories of the now-infamous Sugar Bowl scuffle between a beligerant Alabama fan and OU college students. (H/T kfor.com )

  • Bubba Watson regrets asking for Kevin Durant's shoes before Thunder-Clippers playoff game

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    PGA golfer and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson talked to NBA.com about his relationship with Kevin Durant, explaining that he actually felt a little bad asking Durant for his shoes before a playoff game. The night before Game 6 of the 2014 Thunder-Clippers series in May, Durant went to a bible study at a church he helped found in Los Angeles. Watson happened to be speaking at the church that night. "He heard me talk about the bible and about family life, so we interacted," Watson said. "Then I said, 'hey, why don't you give me your shoes after the game? It'd be funny.'" Watson immediately regreted the request. "As soon as I said it, I was like "'if somebody did that to me at The Masters, I would be so mad,'" Watson said. "But I guess if it's the right person." Little did Watson know, Durant took him seriously,  walking right up to him after the game and handing him the shoes on the court. "I guess he likes me enough that he brought me his shoes," Watson said. You can watch the short clip of Watson's NBA.com interview here .

  • [UPDATE]: TCU's Trevone Boykin practicing, expected to play against Oklahoma State

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    It was reported that TCU's starting quarterback Trevone Boykin would miss 4-6 weeks after having surgery to repair a wrist injury, but a university spokesman and Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson denied the report Tuesday.

  • Big 12 notebook: Mike Gundy says Cowboys 'not that far off' from Mississippi State, FSU success

    By Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Oklahoma State’s coach has made a habit in recent weeks of downplaying the Cowboys as “average” in several areas, but when asked about MSU’s ascent in just a year, Gundy said his young team is in that ballpark.

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook doesn't know what a meme is

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    With Kevin Durant out due to injury, Russell Westbrook has become the focal point of the Oklahoma City Thunder. But even before that, Westbrook was the center of an all-time great Internet meme. Russell Westbrook asked if he’s seen meme of him with MVP trophy: “I don’t know what memes is” pic.twitter.com/qYLraqM26e — Anthony Slater […]

  • Kevin Durant injury blow could be lessened by Thunder's early schedule

    Erik Horne | Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Sunday morning that Kevin Durant could miss the first two months of the regular season with a fracture in his right foot, a big injury for a guy who hasn’t had many of them in his seven-year career. Since entering the NBA in 2007, Durant has played in 542 out […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Reggie Jackson day-to-day with right wrist contusion

    By Darnell Mayberry and Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    The Thunder has dodged its latest injury scare. After leaving Friday’s game at Dallas, Reggie Jackson has been diagnosed with a right wrist contusion after undergoing further evaluation Saturday in Oklahoma City. Jackson is officially listed as day-to-day. Jackson’s injury initially appeared to be potentially much more significant when it occurred with 9:19 remaining in the third quarter of the Thunder’s 118-109 preseason victory over the Mavs. Jackson contorted his body to avoid contact from Mavs forward Al-Farouq Aminu, who met Jackson at the rim to contest a layup attempt. Jackson made the shot, but the angle he took resulted in him landing awkwardly, with his right arm taking the brunt of the impact.




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