Mike Sherman
Sports Sports Editor

Mike Sherman is sports editor of The Oklahoman, where he has a combined 18 years of service during two stints as a writer and an editor.


He covered high school sports for The Oklahoman from 1984-93. He also worked as a news writer for the Daily Local News of West Chester, Pa. (1993-94), sports editor for the Observer-Dispatch of Utica, N.Y. (1994-97) and an assistant city editor for The Tennessean of Nashville, Tenn. (1997-2002).


Mike is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, Hammond High School in Columbia, Md., and a proud native of Savage, Md.


  • OSU Football: Has Oklahoma State become Transfer U?

    Mike Sherman,john helsley | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Two seasons ago it was Tyler Patmon, a Kansas defensive back. Last year it was Josh Furman from Michigan. This year Oklahoma State has two transfers from BCS schools, including a starting cornerback from the Big Ten, ready to contribute.  The Oklahoman's OSU beat writer John Helsley talks with sports editor Mike Sherman about how OSU became a transfer haven, and what recent transfers Michael Hunter and Chad Whitener could do for the Cowboy defense in 2015.

  • OU Football: Why all signs point to Baker Mayfield starting for OU

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    For the sixth time in his 17 seasons at Oklahoma, Bob Stoops enters preseason practices without having named a starting quarterback. But has the outcome been already decided? The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey looks at the reasons why Baker Mayfield looks like the starter. <iframe width="620" height="350" src="https://www.youtube.

  • 63 years ago today, Bill Greason broke OKC's pro sports color barrier

    Mike Sherman | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Mustang businessman, baseball historian and collector Mark House never forgets, and thank goodness for that. It was House who three years ago did the heavy lifting to make sure Oklahomans met their own Jackie Robinson and ensured the Rev. William "Bill" Greason had his moment in the spotlight. On July 31, 1952, Greason took the mound for the Oklahoma City Indians minor league baseball team, and in so doing broke Oklahoma's pro sports color barrier. In 2012, House worked tirelessly behind the scenes to bring Greason back to OKC, commemorating the 60th anniversary of that event with a special night at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Today marks the 63rd anniversary of Greason's appearance.

  • VIDEO: Big 12 football's new contact rule not out to 'sissify' the game

    Mike Sherman | Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    [brightcove]4364297937001[/brightcove] DALLAS -- In an exclusive interview with The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the conference's new rule limiting contact during the season isn't an attempt to "sissify" football and may indeed be a competitive advantage. "We need to make it a safer game. That doesn’t mean we need to sissify it," Bowlsby said Monday following his press conference at Big 12 football media days at the Omni Dallas Hotel. "We all like the contact, but we need to make sure it’s a safer game in the short term and in the long term." Bowlsby announced Monday that the Big 12 recently passed a measure limiting teams to two sessions of full-contact per

  • OKC Thunder: Here's 34 players the OKC will not draft

    Mike Sherman | Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry is in the process of profiling 14 players the Oklahoma City Thunder could possibly pick with the No. 14 overall selection in the NBA Draft on Thursday, June 25. The series continues through this weekend. You can read the latest here: Now comes a list of 34 players he, you and the Thunder can cross off the list. Thirty-four players who had declared as early entry candidates for the Draft have withdrawn.

  • Women's Oklahoma Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship rescheduled due to weather

    Mike Sherman | Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    The Women's Oklahoma Golf Association Stroke Play Mid-Am Championship has been rescheduled due to unplayable golf course conditions. The championship has been rescheduled for August 10-11 at the Golf Club of Oklahoma, 20400 East 141st, Broken Arrow, OK 74014. Players will receive a full refund. Entries will open for the new date on June 22.

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    Mike Sherman | Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

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  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    The Thunder season has come to an end. We're locked in for exit interviews and sports editor Mike Sherman is answering your questions on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. Get your questions in here.

  • Thunder Thursday: Life behind the eight ball

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    THUNDER THURSDAY -- The home loss to the Mavericks ended the Thunder’s hopes of moving up in the Western Conference playoff race. But is it too soon to assume OKC will be the eight-seed and face Golden State? The Oklahoman's Thunder coverage team discusses.

  • 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.

  • OU football: Five things to know about Sooner signee Dahu Green

    Mike Sherman | Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    GETTING TO KNOW DAHU GREEN -- There's much more to the Westmoore High School receiver who signed Wednesday with Oklahoma than SportsCenter highlights and recruiting flips.




MikeSherman Today at 10:15 AM RT @ESPNNBA: Sources: Adidas has offered James Harden $200M to join its roster. MORE: http://t.co/NzLHiaAiap
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 31 2015 10:39:17 AM CST ICYMI: Josh Heustis, the pride of Russell HS in Great Falls, Mont. (alma mater of Ryan Leaf), signs w/#OKCThunder http://t.co/nIhAeal17g
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 31 2015 10:11:30 AM CST ICYMI: #okstate https://t.co/0D629IEoBx
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 31 2015 09:52:36 AM CST Former OKC Energy assistant/OCU player Chris Spendlove acquitted of murder/manslaughter charges http://t.co/UvNsiP5O9H #NewsOKSports
MikeSherman Thu, Jul. 30 2015 08:50:50 AM CST Report: SMU & Larry Brown facing NCAA probe, again http://t.co/WEcPbhik2A via Yahoo! Sports #NewsOKSports
MikeSherman Thu, Jul. 30 2015 08:43:34 AM CST Preseason college football coaches poll to be released today http://t.co/ZirXwkRnPB #NewsOkSports
MikeSherman Wed, Jul. 29 2015 05:26:29 AM CST @Pokelahoma we care. Share the link please
MikeSherman Tue, Jul. 28 2015 01:53:48 PM CST RT @KirkHerbstreit: Terrified. Plus I was at the top of Boone Pickens Stadium. https://t.co/vRq4hi1RA4
MikeSherman Sun, Jul. 26 2015 07:03:12 PM CST @rob_backus81 especially if you are the talent
MikeSherman Thu, Jul. 23 2015 07:43:24 PM CST RT @KDTrey5: Looking forward to my annual youth basketball camp next month. Only 50 spots left! @ProCamps @Academy @TheOklahoman https://t.
MikeSherman Thu, Jul. 23 2015 05:48:31 PM CST .@SteveBoggs2 and we played it deep into our 20s! @SteveRectorMLS
MikeSherman Thu, Jul. 23 2015 05:40:37 PM CST Traber telling whiffle ball stories on the air. I remember Jim #howardCogoodolddays
MikeSherman Wed, Jul. 22 2015 02:08:23 PM CST Another All-Pro back agrees with the Cowboys' Joseph Randle that DeMarco Murray left yards on field http://t.co/8AmDNwWJb6
MikeSherman Wed, Jul. 22 2015 10:42:58 AM CST Why @BUFootball's plan to go 12-0 through easy schedule is planning to fail, via @berrytramel http://t.co/vOfTgpbXrn http://t.co/xklEryfWnQ
MikeSherman Tue, Jul. 21 2015 12:21:46 PM CST ICYMI: Art Briles won Day 2 at Big 12 Media Days http://t.co/iQS6zk7f2v
MikeSherman Tue, Jul. 21 2015 12:03:31 PM CST ICYMI: Bob Stoops says Joe Mixon 'has been disciplined' with 'significant penalties' #Sooners http://t.co/rGeJLADykR
MikeSherman Tue, Jul. 21 2015 11:57:04 AM CST RT @Ryan_M_Sharp: #Sooners https://t.co/trkMTPkyUW
MikeSherman Tue, Jul. 21 2015 11:56:44 AM CST Gundy says #OKState allotted more scholarships on defense than offense.
MikeSherman Tue, Jul. 21 2015 11:55:23 AM CST RT @GeorgeSchroeder: Mike Gundy on turnaround since beating OU: “Things have been really good for us over the last 6-7 mos. … We’re all pul…
MikeSherman Tue, Jul. 21 2015 11:54:12 AM CST Gundy says how #OKState handled Mason Rudolph worked out in the long run, but "you'd always like to have" another year.

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