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Brian Brinkley is Oklahoma’s NewsChannel 4’s weekend sports anchor/reporter. Prior to his current position, Brian was a production assistant and intern at NewsChannel 4. He has also worked at WWLS radio and KGOU as a sports director/reporter.

Brian has received statewide attention for his reporting and anchoring. He has been honored with two awards from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters for small market sports reporting and sportscasting.

A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Brian received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a double major in Philosophy.

Brian lives in Edmond with his wife and daughter.


Recent Articles
  • Stoops Wants a Balanced Offense in the “Air Raid”

    Oklahoma’s football team went through its first preseason practice Thursday morning, August 6, in Norman. The Sooners should have a new look on offense as new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley brings the “Air Raid” to OU. It sounds like there will be a lot of passing, but the head coach knows that has to be tempered when you have one of the top running backs in the country in Samaje Perine.  

  • Glenn Spencer Pushing the Cowboy Defense Early

    Oklahoma State’s defense took some lumps last season with a bunch of young players. The good news for the Cowboys is those players are a year older, wiser, and better. OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer is ready to take advantage of that experience, and he says the Cowboy coaches are not going slow as they teach the players their schemes in preseason practice.  

  • Eric Striker The New Sooner Leader on Defense

    OU senior linebacker Eric Striker was pondering turning pro after his junior season. After the disappointment of a Bedlam loss and a blowout loss to Clemson in the bowl game, he decided he didn’t want to end his college career like that. So Striker is back for his senior season, and poised to be a leader. He knows what it takes to be one, and he says it’s a full-time job.  

  • A Cowboy Wideout Rates Rudolph’s Rise

    Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph make a big impression in a short span of time last season. Rudolph had his redshirt pulled late in the season and played in the final three games, leading OSU to a win in Bedlam and a bowl win over Washington. His rise was quick, and his teammates believe he’s getting better all the time. OSU wideout Brandon Sheperd certainly thinks so.  

  • Trevor Knight

    Trevor Knight wants the starting QB spot

    Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight is one of three Sooners battling for the starting quarterback spot this season. Knight has been the starter, the backup, and even third string in his career, so he’s been at all levels of the depth chart, but at this point, he says he just wants what’s best for the team. Oklahoma begins preseason practice on Thursday, August 6.

  • OSU’s Mason Rudolph Ready to Move Past Last Year

    Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph is one reason why the Cowboys are optimistic heading into the 2015 football season. Rudolph’s performance in the final three games last year boosted the Cowboys to a Bedlam win and a bowl victory, and now OSU hopes to do more this season. Rudolph is sick of hearing about last year, though, and is ready to get this season started.  

  • Sooners Don’t Care Where They’re Picked

    Oklahoma’s football team begins preseason practice on Thursday, August 6, and will begin the season picked 19th in the preseason coaches poll. OU was picked third in the Big 12’s preseason media poll, their lowest pick since 1999. The Sooners are behind both TCU and Baylor, and while they know they have to beat those teams to win the league, they also know preseason picks don’t mean much.  

  • Bob Stoops Motivated, Not Mad About Disappointing 2014

    Oklahoma’s football team will begin preseason practice on Thursday, August 6, beginning the journey of the 2015 season they hope will finish better than 2014 did. OU went 8-5, suffering a Bedlam loss and a blowout loss to Clemson in the bowl game. Sooner head coach Bob Stoops was asked if the disappointing season motivated him or made him mad.  

  • J.W. Walsh Ready To Play QB When Needed For Cowboys

    Mason Rudolph has been getting most of the attention as Oklahoma State gets practice underway this preseason. Rudolph was named the starting quarterback going into spring based on his performance in the final three games last season. J.W. Walsh had been the starter last year until an ankle injury sidelined him for the season. Now he’s the backup, but he knows he’s just one play away from being the top QB again.  

  • Cowboys Hold First Preseason Practice

    Oklahoma State’s football team went through its first preseason practice on Tuesday, August 4, as they gear up for their season opener September 3 at  Central Michigan. The Cowboys went through a brief workout in Stillwater in the afternoon, then will workout early Wednesday morning. OSU head coach Mike Gundy also awarded scholarships to three walk-on players, Blake Jarwin, Brad Lundblade, and Chad Whitener. “It’s one of the greatest joys as a coach to get to reward guys for their hard work and […]

  • Six New Members Inducted into Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

    The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame welcomed six new members on Monday, August 3, as the class of 2015 was inducted. Former OU football stars Kurt Burris and Steve Zabel, former OSU wrestlers Pat Smith and Yojiro Uetake Obata, along with former AAU basketball star Jack McCracken, and former baseball pitcher Ralph Terry were inducted into the hall. Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, the ninth recepient of the honor. Bench was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports […]