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.


Mayfield is named starter, but will he finish there?

OU's starting quarterback has gone wire-to-wire only 12 times in last 31 seasons

     Baker Mayfield will start at quarterback in Oklahoma's season opener next Saturday night, but there's no guarantee he'll finish what he started. Read more...

Buckeyes try to catch OU in all-time appearances at No. 1

Defending champ Ohio State is loaded in its attempt to win back-to-back titles

     Since the Associated Press preseason football poll began in 1950, there never has been a unanimous selection at No. 1. Read more...

Barry Sanders was second to none in college

That includes two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin

     Forty years ago, Ohio State running back Archie Griffin became the only player to win back-to-back Heisman Trophies, for which he rightfully has been praised annually ever since. Read more...

Thunder's 2015-16 sked begins and ends vs. Spurs

Familiar foes also could meet to decide Western Conference championship

     The Oklahoma City Thunder’s 2015-16 regular-season schedule begins and ends against the San Antonio Spurs, which potentially could be followed by a series in the Western Conference playoffs. Read more...

Who knows Bo? Joe Carter's brother does

Fred Carter lines up winning celebrity call-in interview with Bo Jackson

     The story ends with Bo Jackson winning the inaugural “Celebrity Call-In” competition on 107.7 The Franchise, but the story behind the story was even more captivating. Read more...

Sooners pfleece Pflugerville for another standout freshman

Cornerback P.J. Mbanasor follows the same path as Samaje Perine

     Hendrickson High School is located in Pflugerville, Texas, a town that is 355 miles south of Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium along the east side of the Interstate 35 corridor. It’s roughly a 5½-hour drive, depending on the one-lane construction zone just north of Ardmore. Read more...

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...

Whoa! Does Mixon actually think he's a victim?

OU freshman running back tweets he'll dedicate this season to all the 'haters'

     Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon foolishly posted two tweets Wednesday, both of which were deleted within an hour. Read more...

No regrets: Gundy did what he thought was best

Burning Rudolph's freshman status salvaged 2014 season for Cowboys

     DALLAS – A battle of attrition in 2014 wound up salvaging Oklahoma State's football season. Read more...

Stoops faces hard-line questions at Media Day

Sooners have plenty to answer for after 8-5 season in 2014

     No program entered Big 12 Media Days facing more hard-lined questions than Oklahoma. Read more...