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.

  • Press Row Podcast: Will this be the Bedlam of Oklahoma's dreams?

    Updated: Wed, Nov 18, 2015

    The Press Row podcast is back, with The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel, Jenni Carlson and Mike Sherman discussing what could be the Bedlam football game of Oklahoma's dreams. Premature? Yes, by at least a week. Oklahoma still has TCU in Norman and Oklahoma State has Baylor in Stillwater this Saturday. But the College Football Playoff race, Mike Gundy Unbeaten and Baker Mayfield's out-of-the-blue Heisman Trophy candidacy have the potential to add even more compelling storylines to the state's biggest annual sporting event. Listen in... 

  • Column: Kevin Durant's most recent homecoming was disastrous for Washington

    Published: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    The Washington Post's Jerry Brewer writes that the Wizards 125-101 loss to Oklahoma City on Tuesday was "so horrible, so sobering, it should force KD2DC dreamers to prepare for the possibility that a homecoming isn’t meant to be." Here's some other nuggets from Brewer's column:  -- "Given the opportunity to impress home-bred free agent-to-be  Kevin Durant , the Wizards watched the evening turn into one of those calamitous D.C. sporting lows that makes people swear the local teams are cursed." -- "On this splendid occasion, a portion of the crowd booed Durant, the man it is supposed to be wooing. ... One fan held up a neon sign asking Durant to come home. The sign should’ve requested that Durant forget this day ever happened." -- "If it was painful to watch the Wizards fail to make a lasting impression, imagine the disappointment if Durant doesn’t choose the Wizards next July, and the franchise doesn’t have an adequate fallback option."

  • The Oklahoman changes Thunder coverage team

    Mike Sherman | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    After 10 seasons covering the NBA, including nine as a beat writer, Darnell Mayberry is moving into a new role. He'll coordinate Thunder coverage while serving as the NewsOK Sports web editor. This new role will allow The Oklahoman to continue to leverage Darnell's experience and knowledge covering the Thunder and NBA while extending his skills to other topics vital to readers. Anthony Slater, who previously worked with Darnell on the Thunder beat, moves into a more prominent role covering the Thunder. Anthony will be joined on the beat by Erik Horne, who previously covered the Thunder and other sports as our NewsOK Sports web editor. Erik is a strong writer with excellent ideas and judgment.

  • Herm Edwards to speak at Dec. 17 Fields & Futures fund-raiser in OKC

    Mike Sherman | Updated: Mon, Sep 7, 2015

    Former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst Herm Edwards will be in Oklahoma City on Dec. 17 as the guest speaker for the Fields & Futures Bowtie Ball at Chevy Bricktown Events Center. Edwards, who coached the Kansas City Chief and New York Jets, is perhaps best known for his emphatic "You play to win the game," response to a press conference question while with the Jets and his "Don't Press Send," advice to NFL rookies about social media. Edwards will speak at the Field & Futures Bowtie Ball, which "celebrates the profession of coaching." All proceeds from the event go to support Fields & Futures in its work to grow student participation in Oklahoma City Public Schools sports.

  • OSU Football: Has Oklahoma State become Transfer U?

    Mike Sherman,john helsley | Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    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: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    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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MikeSherman Today at 2:31 PM @MartzMimic what part of the game?
MikeSherman Today at 1:43 PM Reason to be glad you're not flying or what you'll face if you do, courtesy of the New York Times. https://t.co/ItiHuKQbxd
MikeSherman Today at 1:38 PM RT @cfitzfox: OU next year will play Houston, Ohio State and TCU ... All BEFORE they play the Texas game... That is a schedule folks
MikeSherman Today at 1:37 PM @MartzMimic no sir
MikeSherman Today at 1:36 PM 2016 Big 12 football schedule features Bedlam in December, one home game each for #Sooners, #OKState in November https://t.co/Z8z7TvBnBC
MikeSherman Today at 1:15 PM Russell Westbrook honored as hero of the African-American community https://t.co/wMBRsUnqWP @OKCThunder
MikeSherman Today at 9:35 AM Taking Bedlam a bit too far? @OU_Football's @TyDarlington56 was taught to hate #OKState https://t.co/2u9ljVO9cz https://t.co/jOd3jBzVGM
MikeSherman Today at 9:32 AM So, @jjhelsley: Will the decision to redshirt in 2011 cost Walsh a sixth "hardship" season"? https://t.co/8x3kJ7OlJU #OKState
MikeSherman Mon, Nov. 23 2015 08:09:32 PM CST RT @NewsOKSports: Follow live coverage of tonight's Thunder-Jazz game now at #newsoksports - https://t.co/Kb54ACjfSN https://t.co/UqbCWNOJWz
MikeSherman Mon, Nov. 23 2015 07:36:21 PM CST Kevin Durant (hamstring) returns to the lineup against the Jazz via @anthonyvslater https://t.co/vI9SA9v2mE
MikeSherman Mon, Nov. 23 2015 02:46:55 PM CST RT @dennisdoddcbs: Kudos to Oklahoma for producing Baker Mayfield today. Can think of a lot of programs that wouldn't. Well done, OU.
MikeSherman Mon, Nov. 23 2015 12:11:43 PM CST Nick Warehime steps down as Del City football coach https://t.co/gCWkM5LU7s #okpreps via @ScottWrightOK @TheOklahoman
MikeSherman Mon, Nov. 23 2015 10:39:04 AM CST Bill Snyder.... https://t.co/7fCThrBzAt
MikeSherman Sun, Nov. 22 2015 03:30:49 PM CST VOTE: @TheOklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll #okpreps https://t.co/66nfOxZEK0
MikeSherman Sun, Nov. 22 2015 03:01:17 PM CST +@TheOklahoman's @ErikHorneOK Preview's tonight's @OKCThunder-Mavs game. https://t.co/9kln7E8Xmm https://t.co/IUUKn5dIx0
MikeSherman Sat, Nov. 21 2015 11:15:21 PM CST Watch the cheap shot by TCU's Ty Summers that injured Baker Mayfield. No other words for it. https://t.co/CzSXODj72T #clippit
MikeSherman Sat, Nov. 21 2015 10:26:12 PM CST OK, #OSUvsBay first: #WhatsTheHeadline time for @TheOklahoman. If we use yours I'll send you a copy #OKState
MikeSherman Sat, Nov. 21 2015 07:40:43 PM CST RT @SportsCenter: Ezekiel Elliott ripped the play calling after Ohio State's loss. https://t.co/xvWiAEuPqt
MikeSherman Sat, Nov. 21 2015 07:36:30 PM CST Elliott averaged 2.9 yards per carry.. https://t.co/J8rQ3M7C4H
MikeSherman Sat, Nov. 21 2015 07:33:31 PM CST The locals both trail #OKState 21-14 to Baylor early Q2 #Sooners 7-0 early Q1 #DreamBedlam?