Author John Rohde

  • John Rohde

    John Rohde comes to Tyler Media after 26 1/2 years with The Oklahoman, during which he served as a columnist and beat writer. Voted Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year five times, Rohde has covered OU football and basketball, the Oklahoma City Thunder, OKC/New Orleans Hornets, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, the Final Four, Masters and PGA Tour.


Top 5 questions for OSU vs. Florida State

Can Cowboys keep up against the defending champs?

     The college football season has (finally) opened and we’re all curious, we all have questions. Read more...

Top 5 questions for OU vs. Louisiana Tech

Sooners have plenty of answers this season, but also some concerns

     The college football season has (finally) begun and we’re all curious, we all have questions. Read more...

Facing a team of historical proportions

Gundy says FSU is 'as good as any team we've ever played'

     Since the Associated Press preseason poll debuted in 1950, only two college football teams have gone wire-to-wire at No. 1 – Florida State in 1999 and USC in 2004. Read more...

Still some gas left in the 'Belldozer'

Blake Bell could step back in at quarterback in certain situations

     Though Blake Bell has made the move from quarterback to tight end, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops insists there is still some gas left in the tank of the “Belldozer.” Read more...

Forget Kevin Bacon; what about the 'Six Degrees of KD'?

Gravitational pull might take Durant from OKC to D.C.

     There might soon be 300 million more reasons why Kevin Durant will be tempted to return to the Washington D.C. area in two years. Read more...

The next move belongs to Mixon

Will homesick freshman transfer to a California school?

     Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon was at the Cleveland County District Courthouse yesterday, but where was he today? And where will he be tomorrow? Read more...

OU acts authoritatively in 2014 suspension of Mixon

Freshman running back excluded from all team activities and removed from roster

     Unlike an NFL disciplinary decision that brought a wimpy two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the University of Oklahoma acted swiftly and authoritatively Monday in the assault case of five-star freshman running back Joe Mixon. Read more...

Who has the nation's weakest non-conference schedules?

"S-E-C!" ... "S-E-C!" ... "S-E-C!"

     With the Southeastern Conference winning seven straight BCS national championships, that incessant “S-E-C” chant has echoed throughout college football every season since 2006. Read more...

Add Raptors to the list of KD suitors

Drake makes sales pitch and end of Toronto concert

     There's a long list of NBA cities wanting Kevin Durant to play for their team when his current contract expires after the 2015-16 season. Read more...

Poll consensus has Sooners at No. 4

Based on preseason polls, OU appears headed for playoffs

     One of the hidden benefits of college football switching to a playoff format is coaches don't seem nearly as annoyed by preseason polls. Read more...