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.

  • Larry Bird hopes Russell Westbrook 'wins 10 MVPs in a row'

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Kevin Love likes Russell Westbrook for MVP over his own Cleveland Cavaliers teammate. LeBron James is OK with that opinion. Well, Westbrook may have just received the ultimate endorsement from Hall of Famer Larry Bird. The Indiana Pacers president told in an extensive interview that he hopes Westbrook “wins 10 MVPs in a row.”(You […]

  • OKC Thunder: Is Kevin Love right? Is Russell Westbrook having a better season than LeBron James?

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Russell Westbrook more than likely isn’t going to win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award. But that doesn’t mean he’s having a lesser season than Stephen Curry, James Harden or LeBron James. On Monday, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said on the Dan Patrick Show that Westbrook is arguably having a better season than his […]

  • Adrian Peterson turned 30, celebrated with a camel and Jamie Foxx

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    How did you celebrate your 30th birthday? Adrian Peterson probably did it better. The former OU star was back in the Houston area this weekend celebrating his birthday with a lavish party. Peterson rode in on a camel, Jamie Foxx had a dance-off and there was a cake shaped like a palace. Happy Birthday @adrianpeterson […]

  • Live Coverage: Sam Presti Press Conference on Kevin Durant's injury

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Thunder general manager Sam Presti gives an update on Kevin Durant's injury status at an 11:30 a.m. press conference. Follow The Oklahoman's live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more.

  • OKC Thunder: Kendrick Perkins says James Harden needed his own team

    erik horne | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    It's the question that has seemlingly been asked on for ages: What would the Thunder have looked like had it kept James Harden? Was it the right move? Was it the wrong move? Many questions haven't yet been answered. It's a to-be-decided in both the Thunder and Rockets histories. Since the deal, two thing has definitely become clear: Russell Westbrook has emerged as a Top 5 player in the NBA. So has Harden. And former Thunder player Kendrick Perkins told Bleacher Report that Harden wouldn't have reached those heights without that infamous trade in 2012. "No, because James needed his own team," Perkins said. "He wouldn't have been able to flourish and be the guy who he is under Russ and KD. So he definitely needed his own team to be able to do what he's doing right now." Bleacher Report's Ethan Skolnick goes on to back up Perkins' wisdom with a point that some people just don't want to seem to understand: This Harden we're seeing now would not have emerged as a third option with the Thunder. The circumstances had to play out the way they did in order for Harden to grow as a player and ascend to MVP status. That's not a discredit to Harden's talent, but a realistic view of a crowded room of Kevin Durant, Westbrook and Harden. "He worked hard," Perkins told BR about Harden. "He came ready to play. And then he would come off the bench and have a quick 15 in 12 minutes, just straight getting buckets. And we already knew that he was ready. There just wasn't room for him to really flourish like this. So he had to break away."

  • WATCH: Georgia State's Ron Hunter falls out of chair celebrating NCAA Tournament upset of Baylor

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    When Big 12 Tournament winner and No. 3-seed Iowa State lost to UAB 60-59 in its opening game of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, I was as stunned as anyone. At least the Big 12 still had Baylor, another 3-seed, going up against 14-seed Georgia State, right? Wrong. R.J. Hunter hit a DEEP 3 for […]

  • 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.