Mike Sherman
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.

Top Stories


  • Power Lunch chat recap: Mike Sherman talks Pau Gasol, LeBron James, Dorial Green-Beckham and the US Senior Open

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    On Wednesday, Sports editor Mike Sherman was on the Power Lunch chat from H&H Shooting Sports, discussing the Thunder free agency watch, OU and Dorial Green-Beckham, and Reggie Jackson's contract. Here's the full transcript:

  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Jun 6, 2014

    Mike Sherman, sports editor of The Oklahoman, will be talking NBA Finals, Stillwater Super Regional, Thunder offseason and more on the Power Lunch chat. Join the conversation with your questions and comments live at 11 a.m.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Mike Sherman

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Oklahoman sports editor Mike Sherman will be talking Thunder-Spurs, Women's College World Series, NCAA baseball regionals and more on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. Join the conversation.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, May 21, 2014

    Sports editor Mike Sherman will be on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. discussing the Thunder-Spurs Western Conference Finals, Big 12 baseball and more. Join the conversation.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    staff reports | Published: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Game 5 of Thunder-Clippers was another thriller with series-defining moments. Talk about it with sports editor Mike Sherman on the Power Lunch chat at 11:30 a.m.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Mike Sherman

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Sports editor Mike Sherman will be on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. to talk about the Thunder-Clippers series and more. Get your questions in and join the conversation.

  • Mike Sherman chat: Sports Editor of The Oklahoman discusses headline controversy

    staff reports | Published: Fri, May 2, 2014

    Mike Sherman, sports editor of The Oklahoman, was on the Power Lunch chat on Friday to discuss our headline from Thursday and Thunder-Grizzlies.

  • Kevin Durant headline was unfair

    BY MIKE SHERMAN | Updated: Thu, May 1, 2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is many things. Unreliable is not one of them.

  • Headline over Kevin Durant story missed the mark

    Michael Sherman | Published: Thu, May 1, 2014

    By Mike Sherman, Sports Editor, The Oklahoman We take great pride in our headlines about big sporting events and news in Oklahoma.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    staff reports | Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    Join us at 11 a.m. today on the Power Lunch chat, as sports editor Mike Sherman jumps on to talk Thunder-Grizzlies and the aftermath of Game 3. Get your questions in and join the conversation.

  • OSU basketball: More on Ivan McFarlin's work ethic

    Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Ivan McFarlin once worked the paint for Oklahoma State's 2004 Final Four team. Now he works the door at Best Buy in Stillwater when he isn't coaching basketball. Jenni Carlson's story on McFarlin and whatever happened to those Cowboys inspired an interesting nugget about the man they called IMac. It's from NewsOK reader Richard Eggerman and he originally posted it in the Comments section below the story: "While playing for OSU, (McFarlin) ran a delivery route for the campus newspaper. He would pick up his papers around 6 a.m. each weekday morning at the press room of the local newspaper," Eggerman wrote. "I was a member of the press crew at the time, and couldn't believe my eyes the first time I saw him waiting by the door."

  • Want to cover college football for The Oklahoman/NewsOK?

    Mike Sherman | Published: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    We’re hiring a new college football writer. You can read the job description below.




MikeSherman Sat, Jul. 12 2014 12:33:52 PM CST RT @DarnellMayberry: Anthony Morrow has agreed to join the Thunder, giving Oklahoma City a 3-point shooter and depth on the wing. Story com…
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 06:20:43 PM CST @Grandlakeguy @jjhelsley @NewsOK interesting
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 04:56:44 PM CST Dorial Green-Beckham's chances of playing this season 'less than zero' -- Matt Hayes, Sporting News LINK #Sooners
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 02:49:08 PM CST Pope Francis: "Who am I to judge?" LeBron James: "Who am I to hold a grudge?" Great questions, gentlemen.
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 02:01:01 PM CST RT @CrainsChicago: Here's how Sports Illustrated got the LeBron James exclusive LINK via @AdAge
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 11:45:39 AM CST RT @JimmieTramel: This is the best thing LeBron has ever done. Doesn't everyone want to feel welcome and appreciated in their hometown? No …
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 11:44:39 AM CST Classy. MT @MickyArison "I am shocked & disappointed. will never forget what Lebron brought us. Thks 4 memories @KingJames"
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 11:41:04 AM CST Not yet sure where LeBron going home ranks among my favorite sports stories, but it's on the list.
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 11:40:16 AM CST RT @SInow: "I’m not having a press conference or a party. After this, it’s time to get to work." - @KingJames Read: LINK
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 11:39:55 AM CST Congrats @SI_LeeJenkins on the exclusive.Congrats @sheridanhoops on the scoop. A reader thanks you.
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 11:36:28 AM CST LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland LINK via @SInow
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 11:35:13 AM CST LeBron: "In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have." LINK Sports matter.
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 11:34:39 AM CST To anyone who loves their hometown: "I want kids in NE Ohio .. to realize that there’s no better place to grow up." LINK
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 11:32:59 AM CST " I feel my calling here goes above basketball. I have a responsibility to lead, in more ways than one.." -- LeBron LINK
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 11:31:24 AM CST More to love. LeBron on Gilbert: "Everybody makes mistakes. I’ve made mistakes as well. Who am I to hold a grudge?" LINK
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 11:24:38 AM CST Good for you, LeBron: "LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland" | LINK LINK
MikeSherman Fri, Jul. 11 2014 10:07:00 AM CST @realOBF @IzzyGould one more thing to be thankful for
MikeSherman Thu, Jul. 10 2014 10:46:39 PM CST Wonder why Caron Butler teared up at Kevin Durant's MVP ceremony? #Thunder #OKCThunder LINK
MikeSherman Wed, Jul. 09 2014 07:16:31 PM CST @AndrewGilmanOK @mkokc "Which of these buttons calls your parents to come pick you up?"
MikeSherman Wed, Jul. 09 2014 07:08:55 PM CST Star Wars Night in St. Louis calls to mind this great moment in television LINK @mkokc @AndrewGilmanOK