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.


Finally, we have a Man of Steel(y)

With Tiger in a 7-year major drought, Steely (evidently) ends his man crush

     For nearly two decades, Mike Steely has ridden shotgun on the Tiger Woods bandwagon, resembling a dalmation on a fire truck barking praise toward his man crush. Read more...

Big 12 notebook: Expansion not a high priority

Final decision will come from school presidents and chancellors

     DALLAS – After finishing his opening remarks to kick off Big 12 Media Days on Monday morning, commissioner Bob Bowlsby thought he would be inundated about University of Oklahoma president David Boren’s recent remarks in favor of the league living up to its given name by having a dozen members. Read more...

Big 12 football finally gets to the truth

'One True Champion' will now be determined by tiebreaker

     DALLAS -- Despite an embarrassing lack of conviction that perhaps cost the league a spot in college football's first-ever playoff last season, the Big 12’s slogan officially remains “One True Champion.” Read more...

Oddly, Thunder's chances remain unchanged

Before and after free agency, OKC's odds of winning title remain at 5-1

     The before/after photo of NBA championship odds is fully developed now. What were the team odds before free agency and what are the odds now that free agency is over? Read more...

One final thank you to Bob Barry Jr.


     The moment he walked up and introduced himself with a smile and a handshake in 1987, Bob Barry Jr. became my favorite local sportscaster. Junior quickly turned and introduced his legendary sportscaster father, Bob Barry Sr., who immediately became my second favorite. Sportscaster Bill Teegins soon arrived from Tulsa and completed my favorite trifecta. Read more...

Look for Fowler to win his first major this weekend

Former OSU great will make sure it's cheese fries for everyone at the U.S. Open

     Located just south of Seattle along Puget Sound, Chambers Bay appears to be a misfit. Read more...

Thunder's fate could take a hard hit tonight

OKC is relying on the rival Grizzlies to beat Pelicans

Najera-Cleaves collision revisited this week

OU and MSU meet in NCAA Tournament for first time since the 1999 TKO

OU vs. KU: From title bout to mismatch?

Jayhawks hobble into Norman with 11th straight Big 12 title already won

     When the Big 12 released its 2014-15 schedule, the March 7 contest between Oklahoma and Kansas might as well have been posted as a flashing neon sign. The season finale at Lloyd Noble Center seemed destined to be a showdown for this year’s conference crown. Read more...

Time for Serge to step up and deliver

This wanna-be All-Star needs to play like one

     At a time when Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka should be stepping up, he instead is stepping out -- as in farther away from the basket. Read more...