John E. Hoover

John E. Hoover

John is an award-winning journalist whose work spans five decades in Oklahoma, with multiple state, regional and national awards as a sportswriter at various newspapers. During his newspaper career, John covered the Dallas Cowboys, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Oklahoma Sooners, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, the Arkansas Razorbacks and much more. In 2016, John changed careers, migrating into radio and launching a YouTube channel, and has built a successful independent media company, DanCam Media. From there, John has written under the banners of Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, Fan Nation and a handful of local and national magazines while hosting daily sports talk radio shows in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and statewide. John has also spoken on Capitol Hill in Oklahoma City in a successful effort to put more certified athletic trainers in Oklahoma public high schools. Among the dozens of awards he has won, John most cherishes his national "Beat Writer of the Year" from the Associated Press Sports Editors, Oklahoma's "Best Sports Column" from the Society of Professional Journalists, and Two "Excellence in Sports Medicine Reporting" Awards from the National Athletic Trainers Association. John holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from East Central University in Ada, OK. Born and raised in North Pole, Alaska, John played football and wrote for the school paper at Ada High School in Ada, OK. He enjoys books, movies and travel, and lives in Broken Arrow, OK, with his wife and two kids.

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Softball

OU Softball: Patty Gasso Makes History Again as Oklahoma Takes Down Texas for Softball National Championship

The No. 2 Sooners stomped No. 1 Texas twice to win their eighth national title and their unprecedented fourth in a row.

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Mike White and Patty Gasso
Softball

Oklahoma's Patty Gasso, Texas' Mike White Now Battle the Mental 'Chess Match'

The Longhorns' head coach must convince his team they still have a chance, while the Sooners' head coach must convince hers they haven't done anything yet.

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Baker Mayfield and Sterling Shepard in 2015
Football

Report: Sterling Shepard Rejoins Baker Mayfield in Tampa Bay

Shepard had the best year of his football career in 2015 after Mayfield took over the Sooners' starting quarterback duties.

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Oklahoma's Kasidi Pickering and Tiare Jennings celebrate a home run against Texas Wednesday.
Softball

OU Softball: Oklahoma Home Runs, Texas Errors Put OU on the Verge of History

The Sooners continued their postseason barrage by hitting three home runs, and the Longhorns' defense was shaky as OU moved within one game of a four-peat.

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Softball

Softball Live Blog: Oklahoma Meets Texas in Game 1 of the WCWS Championship Series

The Sooners and the Longhorns are set to clash with a national title on the line.

Ryan Chapman, John E. Hoover
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Oklahoma's Jayda Coleman

OU Softball: How Oklahoma's Jayda Coleman Calmed Herself and Used 'Every Single Ounce' to Get to WCWS Finals

The Sooners' dynamic senior felt she had been letting her team down, but found her "foundation" to beat Florida and now gets to take on Texas one last time.

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Oklahoma coach Brent Venables and kicker Gavin Marshall (46)
Football

Former Oklahoma Kicker Announces New Home

Gavin Marshall, who was injured most of last season and couldn't compete for the starting job, announced in March he was entering the transfer portal.

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Oklahoma's Ella Parker (5) and Kasidi Pickering (7)
Softball

OU Softball: Oklahoma Freshman Ella Parker Picked Herself Up and Delivered Big

The Sooners' freshman went 3-for-3 with a home run and the game-tying hit in the sixth inning to lock up a spot with Texas in a dramatic extra-inning win over Florida.

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Softball

Softball Live Blog: Oklahoma, Florida Look to Avoid Elimination in WCWS Semifinals

The Sooners and the Gators meet for a second time in as many days for a spot in the WCWS Championship Series against Texas.

Ryan Chapman, John E. Hoover
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Oklahoma Sooners Michael Snyder and  Jackson Nicklaus (15).
Baseball

OU Baseball: Oklahoma's Season Ends With Loss to Connecticut

The Sooners were the top seed in the Norman Regional and had a memorable season, but the setback against the Huskies was a bitter way to end a once-promising year.

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Taking the tarp off in OKC
Softball

OU Softball: Again, WCWS Adjusts Monday Schedule for Ongoing Delays

The Sooners are trying to get ready to play Florida in a game already delayed more than three hours, which affects the status of the second game if the Gators win.

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Softball

Softball Live Blog: Oklahoma Takes on Florida for Spot in the WCWS Champ Series

After an extensive rain delay, Oklahoma and Florida are finally taking the field at Devon Park in Monday's WCWS semifinals.

Ryan Chapman, John E. Hoover
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