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.


The Kiwi Kid is as playful as ever

Steven Adams primed for second season with Thunder

     At the Thunder’s practice facility last June, rookie center Steven Adams filled the media room with laughter during his exit interview session before departing for his native New Zealand. Read more...

Here are college football's top 5 ranked imposters

     Heading into Saturday’s games, there are 24 unbeaten FBS teams remaining. The Associated Press Top 25 poll consists of 13 of those unbeatens and the coaches’ poll has 14. Read more...

Top 5 questions for OSU vs. Texas Tech

How much will Garman and Hill test the Red Raiders' defense?

     1. Hey, coach. Can “The Freak” come out and play? This being a Big 12 game and all, presumably OSU offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich will open up the playbook. Truthfully, the plays don’t have to be particularly creative. Either get the ball to all-purpose scatback Tyreek Hill, or act as though you’re getting the ball to all-purpose scatback Tyreek Hill. Remember David Glidden’s 55-yard touchdown reception against top-ranked Florida State in the opening game? By far the prettiest play of the season, and it worked because the Seminoles were scared to get burned by Hill. And if the No. 1 team in the country was scared of Hill, you know Texas Tech is petrified. Read more...

Florida State football: The closest thing to the NFL

Fisher tries to explain why Winston suited up for Clemson game

Top 5 questions for OU vs. West Virginia

No. 4-ranked Sooners try to survive explosive Mountaineers

Top 5 questions for OU vs. West Virginia

Let's be up front about this: Are the Sooners the best?

OU's offensive and defensive lines (presumably) are among the nation's finest

     There is no absolute certainty to which college football team has the best offensive line in 2014, nor is there definitive evidence to which school has the best defensive front this season. Read more...

Can the Sooners keep up if there's another shootout?

Defense stunk in its last visit to West Virginia, but OU still won thanks to its offense

     When Oklahoma last ventured to West Virginia for a football game, the Sooners surrendered 49 points, 458 yards rushing and 778 yards of total offense as the Mountaineers averaged 9.5 yards per play. Read more...

Top 5 questions for OU vs. Tennessee

Stoops trying to stay perfect at home vs. SEC teams

Top 5 questions for OU vs. Tennessee

Top 10 regular-season non-conference games in Stoops era

Tennessee will join impressive list of opponents on Saturday

     Bob Stoops owns an astounding 37-2 (.949) home record against non-conference opponents in his 16 seasons as Oklahoma's football coach. That winning percentage figures to rise to .950 after Saturday’s 7 p.m. contest against Tennessee on Owen Field. The Sooners are slated as 21-point favorites. Read more...

Mixon better get ready for the wrath about to come

OU freshman running back will soon face ridicule similar to Rice

     Take a close look, Joe Mixon, because what is happening to Ray Rice right now is soon headed your way. Read more...