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.


A Warriors vs. Thunder first-round preview?

If OKC gets the No. 8 seed, the West's best series might come first

     Thursday night’s game between Golden State Warriors and OKC Thunder could have been an opening-round preview to this year’s Western Conference playoffs. Read more...

Thunder riding longest winning streak in NBA

OKC beats Kings for seventh straight and now faces 21-3 Warriors

     Following its 104-92 victory over the Kings on Tuesday night, the OKC Thunder took a 90-minute bus ride from Sacramento to San Francisco, en route to its next game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland on Thursday night. Read more...

From the top of the Hill to rock bottom

Bedlam hero Tyreek Hill arrested for assaulting pregnant girlfriend

     After returning a punt 92 yards for a game-tying touchdown with 45 seconds left in the fourth quarter of last Saturday’s Bedlam game, Oklahoma State junior Tyreek Hill told reporters what he had just done “didn’t feel real at the time. I was crying tears of joy.” Read more...

Finally, a legit game against a legit opponent

Streaking Cavaliers will serve as a measuring stick for Thunder

     It took 22 games to get here, but the Thunder will play its season opener at 7 p.m. Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read more...

Big 12 didn't get screwed, it screwed itself

No conference title game cost a quality league a playoff spot

     The Big 12 Conference needs to bring back its championship football game, or at least give serious consideration to it. If not, 2014 might not be the only time the Big 12 mathematically eliminates itself from the college football playoff. Read more...

Big 12 could (and should) be outsiders for first playoff

Having no conference championship game hurt Baylor and TCU

     With all due respect to Condoleezza and her Posse, here is how the College Football Playoff Committee's final ranking should begin: 1. Alabama; 2. Oregon; 3. Ohio State; 4. Florida State; 5. Baylor; 6. TCU ... After that, do as you please. Read more...

Top 5 explanations to Gundy's behavior

OSU football coach out of sorts as Bedlam is upon us

     The Top 5 explanations why Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy lost his ever-loving mind at this week’s media luncheon: Read more...

For whom the Bedlam Bell tolls

Blake Bell has found success rushing and throwing against OSU

     Oklahoma senior tight end Blake Bell has hardly been bored during Bedlam. Read more...

Thunder catches a huge break

Sixers finally win a game, letting OKC off the hook on Friday

     The Thunder caught a huge break Wednesday night and didn’t even play. Read more...

Remarkable Russell: Even better than we remember

Westbrook explodes in return as Thunder dismantles depleted Knicks

     When an athlete returns after a long absence or makes his debut, his “firsts” are often marked in time. The first basket, first assist, first rebound, that sort of thing. Read more...