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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.

 

Thunder's playoff chances appear to be No. 8 or bust

     Now that the Thunder is healthy, OKC fans are convinced their team will qualify for this year’s playoffs. Optimists ponder the Thunder possibly getting as high as the No. 7, No. 6 or even No. 5 seed. Read more...

Thunder trade for Brook Lopez doesn't make sense

     The player in question didn’t miss a game his first three seasons in the NBA. Since then, he’s mostly been MIA. (No, not in Miami.) Read more...

OU hires Lincoln Riley as offensive coordinator

     When Bob Stoops was hired as Oklahoma’s football coach 16 seasons ago, he chose innovative assistant Mike Leach as offensive coordinator to help resurrect a dying program. Read more...

Struggling Jackson could cost Waiters a starting spot

     Though it was a small sample size, Dion Waiters’ willingness to play defense in Friday night’s clutch 99-94 victory over the Utah Jazz could soon earn him a spot in the Thunder’s starting lineup. Read more...

No Waiting: Waiters quick to deliver late-game heroics

     The OKC Thunder didn’t have to wait long for shooting guard Dion Waiters to deliver. Read more...

Lose tonight and the Thunder could be done

     - If OKC loses tonight at home against the Utah Jazz, the Thunder will have lost three straight games and dropped to 17-20 on the season. Read more...

More bad timing for Reggie Jackson

Pretty much since Day One, the timing has been all wrong for Thunder guard Reggie Jackson. Read more...

'Sunset' arrives with the return of KD

     As the game between Phoenix and OKC evolved on New Year's Eve, momentum steadily shifted in favor of the visiting Suns. Read more...

Right now, Thunder is unfit to be tied

     A home game on New Year’s Eve has been a Thunder tradition since Day One. Read more...

Stoops era reaches a new low

     Bob Stoops has never needed a rearview mirror. He always looked forward, never back. Rather than celebrate the past, Stoops worked diligently on the future. Instead of admiring a beautiful sunset, he drove directly into the sun. Read more...
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