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.


Forget Kevin Bacon; what about the 'Six Degrees of KD'?

Gravitational pull might take Durant from OKC to D.C.

     There might soon be 300 million more reasons why Kevin Durant will be tempted to return to the Washington D.C. area in two years. Read more...

The next move belongs to Mixon

Will homesick freshman transfer to a California school?

     Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon was at the Cleveland County District Courthouse yesterday, but where was he today? And where will he be tomorrow? Read more...

OU acts authoritatively in 2014 suspension of Mixon

Freshman running back excluded from all team activities and removed from roster

     Unlike an NFL disciplinary decision that brought a wimpy two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the University of Oklahoma acted swiftly and authoritatively Monday in the assault case of five-star freshman running back Joe Mixon. Read more...

Who has the nation's weakest non-conference schedules?

"S-E-C!" ... "S-E-C!" ... "S-E-C!"

     With the Southeastern Conference winning seven straight BCS national championships, that incessant “S-E-C” chant has echoed throughout college football every season since 2006. Read more...

Add Raptors to the list of KD suitors

Drake makes sales pitch and end of Toronto concert

     There's a long list of NBA cities wanting Kevin Durant to play for their team when his current contract expires after the 2015-16 season. Read more...

Poll consensus has Sooners at No. 4

Based on preseason polls, OU appears headed for playoffs

     One of the hidden benefits of college football switching to a playoff format is coaches don't seem nearly as annoyed by preseason polls. Read more...

Durant's decision distraction arrives two years early

Will he leave OKC when contract expires after 2015-16 season?

     Kevin Durant has a decision to make it two years, but people are looking for answers now. Read more...

Mixon's OU career could be over before it begins

National Signing Day is too soon to celebrate landing a prize recruit

     Three years ago, college football instituted an excessive celebration rule. If a player began celebrating before reaching the end zone, his pending touchdown could be wiped out and a 15-yard penalty enforced at the point of the infraction. Read more...

No longer a villain, say hello to a much merrier Monty

Scot leads U.S. Senior Open after shooting 65 on Thursday

     Colin Montgomerie appears to have aged in reverse, or he hasn’t aged at all. A grumpy young man has become a pleasant older fellow. Read more...

Top 10 'homer' picks for the U.S. Senior Open

Major championship tees off Thursday, weather permitting

     Projected finish for the U.S. Senior Open, which will be held Thursday through Sunday at Oak Tree National in Edmond: Read more...