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.


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...

Big 12 notebook: Expansion not a high priority

Final decision will come from school presidents and chancellors

     DALLAS – After finishing his opening remarks to kick off Big 12 Media Days on Monday morning, commissioner Bob Bowlsby thought he would be inundated about University of Oklahoma president David Boren’s recent remarks in favor of the league living up to its given name by having a dozen members. Read more...

Big 12 football finally gets to the truth

'One True Champion' will now be determined by tiebreaker

     DALLAS -- Despite an embarrassing lack of conviction that perhaps cost the league a spot in college football's first-ever playoff last season, the Big 12’s slogan officially remains “One True Champion.” Read more...

Oddly, Thunder's chances remain unchanged

Before and after free agency, OKC's odds of winning title remain at 5-1

     The before/after photo of NBA championship odds is fully developed now. What were the team odds before free agency and what are the odds now that free agency is over? Read more...

Enes Kanter: He's all yours, Portland

Thunder should not match Blazers' $70-million offer sheet

     Thunder general manager Sam Presti has until Sunday to match Portland’s four-year, $70-million offer sheet for center Enes Kanter. The deal includes a player option on the fourth year, and a 15-percent trade kicker bonus. Read more...

Thunder players show the proper way to tweet

Jeremy Lamb and Cameron Payne leave and arrive with class

     The public is quick to pounce on bad tweets sent by athletes. Sadly, this is because it's difficult to ignore so much evidence. Read more...