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.


Barry Switzer was right about KSU's Bill Snyder

'Coach of the Century' still working his magic in 24th season

     If anyone still needs validation of Bill Snyder’s coaching prowess -- and, Lord, why would they? -- all they need to know is he’s an active member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Read more...

Scott Brooks a distant memory at Media Day

Thunder players turn the page and enter the Billy Donovan era

     For slightly longer than 2 1/2 hours Monday, new Thunder coach Billy Donovan and his 15 roster players took turns answering questions inside the main interview room at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Read more...

Sam Presti's seat has never been hotter

Retaining Durant and hiring Donovan have turned up the heat on Thunder GM

     Those who mentioned how dull Sam Presti’s 52½-minute preseason media session was on Wednesday evidently forgot what transpired the seven previous seasons. Read more...

Is Sam Presti Yoda or Yogi?

Thunder GM shares his insight during preseason interview session

     One day after Yogi Berra died, Thunder general manager Sam Presti delivered this gem during his preseason interview session with media on Wednesday morning: “The only thing about the game that never changes is that it always changes.” Read more...

Rohde on Sports 9/21/15

Rohde on Sports 9/21/15

How 773 yards and 52 points almost weren't enough

In the end, the powerful legs of Samaje Perine killed the clock and TU's upset bid

Rohde on Sports 9/17/15

You can hear "Rohde on Sports" every morning on The Franchise Morning Show with Steely, Rohde, Jessi and Kelly. In case you miss them they are also available on our Podcast page. Read more...

Baker Mayfield's enthusiasm has gone viral

OU's former two-time walk-on leads with a contagious personality

Eric Striker's assessment of SEC carries some weight

Florida native and team captain grew up hearing the incessant 'S-E-C' chant

     With Saturday’s game at Tennessee looming, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops predictably was baited Monday about the Southeastern Conference during his weekly media luncheon. Read more...

Neyland Stadium crowd twice the average size of last year

OU's true road games averaged less than 50,000, but Saturday could draw 105,000

     When Oklahoma plays at Tennessee at 5 p.m. (ESPN) on Saturday, it will be in front of double the average-sized crowd the Sooners faced on the road last season. Read more...