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    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.

 

Time for Serge to step up and deliver

     At a time when Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka should be stepping up, he instead is stepping out -- as in farther away from the basket. Read more...

No interest in Florida, but betting odds say differently

     As Monday evening approached, Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy was the odds-on favorite to become the next football coach at Florida at 7/2, This was according to Bovada out of Las Vegas. Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops was listed second at 5/1. Read more...

Yes, Morrow can shoot; why so surprised?

     Anthony Morrow has played slightly less than 46 total minutes and taken all of six shots from 3-point range, but many local fans already are wondering if he's the best 3-point shooter in Thunder history. Read more...

Time for Sooners to recapture their manhood

     If the Sooners have finished removing all the sand that was kicked in their face, here is a suggestion as to how they can regain some of their dignity after getting beat to a pulp by the Baylor Bullies last Saturday on Owen Field. Read more...

Thunder's playoff chances hinge on this week -- seriously

     This will sound a little bit crazy. Then again, what doesn’t sound crazy these days with the OKC Thunder. Read more...

No more 'free' rides for the crippled Thunder

           As if life already wasn’t challenging enough for the OKC Thunder this season, it quickly has become clear there won't be any “free” rides to the win column. Read more...

Thunder Mutts embrace the role of underdogs

     There's an extremely good chance the Thunder will be the underdog in every game it plays until Kevin Durant (foot surgery) or Russell Westbrook (hand surgery) returns from injury, which won’t be until sometime in December. Read more...

Thunder sure could use some good news from Reggie

     The Thunder sure could use some good news today and Reggie Jackson has a chance to deliver not once, but twice. Read more...

2014-15 NBA predictions

      With the ailing Thunder just 90 minutes away from starting the 2014-15 season, time to go on the record with this year’s NBA predictions. Read more...

College football's playoff process has begun ...

     The college football playoff process officially commenced Monday when the inaugural selection committee held their first weekly meeting. Read more...
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