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


  • Sports New Year's resolutions answers

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Dec 31, 2013

    How’d you score on our sports New Year’s Resolution quiz?

  • Oklahoma sports New Year's resolutions for 2014

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Dec 31, 2013

    Every year, we make New Year’s resolutions. We try our best to keep them.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners fans No. 1 in Discover Fan Loyalty poll

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Dec 30, 2013

    The odds are against OU in the Sugar Bowl, but the fan loyalty cannot be questioned.

  • NFL playoff odds: Denver, Seattle early Super Bowl favorites

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Dec 30, 2013

    Following the final day of the regular season, MyTopSportsbooks.com posted odds on the NFL playoffs on Monday morning.

  • Russell Westbrook: The Twitter reaction to the Thunder guard's latest knee surgery

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Dec 27, 2013

    News of Russell Westbrook’s latest surgery on his knee (as reported by Darnell Mayberry) drew numerous reactions across Twitter, locally and nationally, in a matter of minutes: We never talk about Westbrook as an MVP, but when team’s a championship contender with & just 1 of 16 playoff teams w/o, that’s value.

  • Southern Illinois' Barry Hinson to miss game after son-in-law's death

    Published: Fri, Dec 27, 2013

    Marlow native and current Southern Illinois men's basketball coach Barry Hinson will miss his team's road game against Miami(Ohio) on Sunday following the death of his son-in-law. Niles Thomason, 31, the husband of Hinson's daughter Tiffany, died of natural causes while visiting family in Carbondale, Ill. Hinson made national headlines last week for his postgame press conference in which he called out his players in a tirade that went viral. Hinson has since apologized publicly for his criticism.

  • Tony Romo has back surgery, placed on IR

    Published: Fri, Dec 27, 2013

    After some juggling of whether or not Tony Romo was going to suit up for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, the news dropped Friday that Romo was indeed done for the season after undergoing surgery on his back. The news comes only two days before the Cowboys are set to play Philadelphia for the NFC East title in Arlington. Romo will be placed on injured reserve and backup Kyle Orton will get the start Sunday in the do-or-die game against the Eagles.

  • South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney ticketed for speeding again

    Published: Thu, Dec 26, 2013

    Jadeveon Clowney has a need for speed. The potential No. 1 overall pick will pay a $455 fine after being caught going 84 miles-per-hour in a 55 mph-zone. It's the second time the 6-foot-6, 265-pounder has been docked for speeding this month. Clowney was clocked doing 110 miles-per-hour in a 70 mph zone on Dec. 7.

  • Packers QB Rodgers will return against Bears

    Published: Thu, Dec 26, 2013

    The Green Bay Packers are getting their franchise player back at the perfect time. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will play Sunday against the Chicago Bears, returning less than two months after suffering a broken collarbone.

  • Durant, LeBron lead NBA All-Star voting

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Dec 26, 2013

    They’re the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the world. They’re also 1-2 in the latest round of NBA All-Star voting.

  • Is Blake Griffin a magnet for mayhem?

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Dec 26, 2013

    Christmas Day added yet another chapter to Blake Griffin’s growing altercation mixtape.

  • Jon Kitna donating Cowboys salary to high school

    Published: Thu, Dec 26, 2013

    With the Dallas Cowboys in crisis, newly-signed backup quarterback Jon Kitna is filling in and giving back. The 41-year-old is donating his salary to the high school where he teaches math in Washington state. Kitna was signed this week after Cowboys starter Tony Romo went down with a back injury. Kyle Orton is projected to start for the Cowboys this weekend, but they needed a No. 2 option and a scout team QB headed into a win-or-go-home scenario with the Philadelphia Eagles. So, Jerry Jones and Co. called on Kitna, who will give his $53,000 paycheck to Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash.

  • Christmas sleeved jersey verdict: Not so good

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Dec 26, 2013

    Christmas Day in the NBA was celebrated with the majority of the world coming together to declare the sleeved jerseys project a rousing failure.

  • Reggie Jackson posterizes Knicks F Amar'e Stoudemire in Thunder rout

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Dec 25, 2013

    With the Thunder up big in the fourth quarter on Christmas, Reggie Jackson had one more gift for Knicks forward Amare Stoudamire in the form of a poster (jam).

  • Blake Griffin puts on his serious face for new commercial

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Dec 24, 2013

    Blake Griffin usually takes the funny route when it comes to his commercials, but in his latest offering he gets a little more serious.

  • Jenks' Steven Parker a USA Today All-American

    Published: Tue, Dec 24, 2013

    Jenks' Steven Parker is the No. 1 recruit in Oklahoma for 2014. He's also an All-American. The safety was named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Football Team's first-team defense on Tuesday. Parker led Jenks to a 6A state championship this month, finishing the season with 72 tackles and six interceptions on defense.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Markel Brown named Big 12 Player of the Week

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Dec 23, 2013

    Oklahoma State guard Markel Brown was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on Monday by the conference.

  • Boise St. QB suspended for allegedly urinating off balcony

    erik horne | Published: Mon, Dec 23, 2013

    Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick was sent home from the Hawaii Bowl after he allegedly urinated off a hotel balcony. Southwick maintains, however, that he didn't do it.

  • The NBA's possible solution for tanking: Goodbye Lottery, hello Wheel

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Dec 23, 2013

    This might just work. A way to prevent tanking in the NBA. Every year in the league, not-so-great teams pretend like they're trying to put a good team on the court, only to bottom out by trading away key players or by giving heavy minutes to rookies. Why? So they'll have better chances at winning the NBA Draft Lottery -- a summer holiday for the league's teams wishing on a star to change their fortunes. But the league is reportedly working on a way to prevent teams from "tanking," says Grantland.com basketball writer Zach Lowe. It involves a wheel system in which each team in the NBA is guaranteed a top-6 pick every five seasons. It's a fair change to a system in dire need of tweaking.

  • Energy FC tabs MLS champion Jimmy Nielsen as head coach

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Dec 20, 2013

    The word was that Energy FC was bringing in a big name to lead the team in its inaugural season.