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


  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri State

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Oklahoma State seeks its first win of the season as it welcomes Missouri State to Stillwater. Follow our live coverage with John Helsley, Kyle Fredrickson, Jenni Carlson and more from The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. Tulsa

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    OU heads north to face Tulsa in Week 2. Follow our live coverage from pregame to postgame with The Oklahoman sports team.

  • OU football: The Joe Mixon tape and what the media saw

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    [View the story "Joe Mixon tape: What the media saw" on Storify]

  • Should Steven Adams have played in FIBA World Cup?

    Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    This week, while his national team was doing the Haka dance  prior to getting drilled by Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams was at home in New Zealand, appearing at an Auckland Foot Locker store. This didn't sit well with a columnist for the New Zealand Herald, an Auckland newspaper with a circulation similiar to The Oklahoman. Columnist Chris Rattue objected to the timing of Adams' appearance and the impression it left. "Timing is everything, so it was strange to see our Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Steven Adams holding court in an Auckland sneaker store, when he had turned down the Tall Blacks who are at the World Cup in Spain," Rattue wrote. "I sympathise with Adams' desire to impress his employers early in his NBA career." "Let's face it - the World Cup is not the pinnacle of basketball. But the store outing wasn't a good look when we were told vital training demanded by the Thunder had ruled Adams out of the national side." Read more here

  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

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  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Join Mike Sherman, sports editor of The Oklahoman, on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m., where he'll be chatting preseason football for the Sooners and Cowboys, Thunder schedule, and more live from H&H Shooting Sports.

  • Live Coverage: OSU Media Day

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    We're live in Stillwater for Fan Appreciation Day and Oklahoma State Media Day. Follow our coverage with The Oklahoman sports team and watch live interviews with Mike Gundy and OSU players starting at 4:30 p.m.

  • Live Coverage: Meet the Sooners and OU Media Day

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Follow The Oklahoman sports team and more live from Norman at Meet the Sooners and OU Media Day.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Mike Sherman, sports editor of The Oklahoman, will be answering your questions on OU and OSU football, Thunder offseason and more on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. Get your questions in and join the conversation.

  • 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."




MikeSherman Today at 11:50 AM .@gerrykern: the role of the editor is to separate convictions form conventions. #editors2014
MikeSherman Today at 11:47 AM Dwell on that @APSE_sportmedia @TheOklahoman: @cpetersia says we need to be "humble co-creators" of content. #editors2014
MikeSherman Today at 11:46 AM Unintentionally this session is concluding just as @cspetersia is telling the C3C story. "being a humble co-creator." #editors2014
MikeSherman Today at 11:40 AM RT @denwalt: Knight Lab dir. on tech tools: It's not a younger vs older thing. It has to do with whether you're willing to figure it out. #…
MikeSherman Today at 11:39 AM .@qz canned its 9:30 a.m. daily meeting in favor of this tool: Slack LINK #editors2014
MikeSherman Today at 11:38 AM Big killer of innovation: 9 a.m. news meeting. - @mitrakalita ... Uh, oh. Our meeting is at 10 a.m. @TheOklahoman. Too late #editors2014
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MikeSherman Today at 11:33 AM Innovative tools can't fix a bad story idea -- @jmm #editors2014
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MikeSherman Today at 11:26 AM At startups like @qz, they aren't lamenting what was lost, they are inventing the future -- @mitrakalita #editors2014
MikeSherman Today at 11:25 AM .@qz started doing stories that positioned India globally. India grew to be second-largest FB audience. Launched @qz India #editors2014
MikeSherman Today at 11:21 AM .@GerryKern talking about Chicago Tribune's Blue Sky, a startup inside a legacy biz LINK #editors2014
MikeSherman Today at 11:18 AM MT @benkaplanwch: The @wecreatehere team will present at #editors2014 this afternoon. Our introduction video LINK
MikeSherman Today at 11:16 AM RT @jsimon88: Quartz ripped up old beat model. @mitrakalita instead "we focus on obsessions" #editors2014
MikeSherman Today at 11:15 AM .@jmm in the "talent development" business at @knightlab. Also builds and identifies tools for us to use. LINK
MikeSherman Today at 11:12 AM .@mitrakalita has great title at @qz: Ideas editor. #editors2014
MikeSherman Today at 11:10 AM .@cpetersia: We were a content factor producing reports & interruptive ads. #editors2014
MikeSherman Today at 11:08 AM RT @ECP_TimEthridge: Now have @MizellStewart moderating on innovation with diverse panel. #editors2014
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