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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.


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    Sooners Slip in Polls, Cowboys Drop Out

    After losing to teams in purple on Saturday, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State’s football teams dropped in both major college football polls released on Sunday, Oct. 19. Oklahoma dropped six spots to 17th in the Associated Press poll, and seven notches in the coaches poll to 18th, following their home loss to Kansas State. Oklahoma State’s loss at TCU dropped the Cowboys out of both polls. OSU is the equivalent of 27th in the AP poll and 26th in the coaches poll. […]

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    OU Mistakes Cost Sooners in 31-30 Loss to Kansas State

    Oklahoma committed too many mistakes and lost 31-30 to Kansas State at Owen Field in Norman on Saturday. OU had two missed field goals, a blocked extra point, and two interceptions, all of them costly, to lose to the Wildcats for the second straight time in Norman. On OU’s second possession of the game, two things went against the Sooners on the same play. Fullback Aaron Ripkowski was ejected for targeting when he lowered his helmet to make a block. It […]

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    TCU Rolls Past Cowboys 42-9

    Quick-strike, big plays in the first half, then steady clock-eating scoring drives in the second half  powered TCU to a 42-9 win over Oklahoma State at Amon G. Carter Stadium in  Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, ending OSU’s 5-game winning streak. Both teams picked up one first down then had to punt on their opening possession. On OSU’s second possession, Daxx Garman was intercepted by Kevin White at the OSU 48-yard line. It took TCU just two plays to score, with B.J. Catalon scoring on a 34-yard touchdown run […]

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    Thunder Fall to Toronto in Wichita, 109-90

    The Oklahoma City Thunder shot just 39 percent from the field and were outscored by 20 points in the second quarter in a 109-90 loss to Toronto on Friday night in a preseason game in Wichita, Kansas. Russell Westbrook led OKC with 16 points, but made just 5 of 15 shots, and had 8 assists. Anthony Morrow and Andre Roberson added 15 points each, with Morrow hitting three 3-pointers. OKC as a team made just 5 of 21 from three point range […]

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    State of the Sooners? They Hope It’s Improving

    After a mediocre win over Texas, Oklahoma’s football team is back in the win column following the loss to TCU. But the Sooners know they have to get better if they want to play their way into the four-team college football playoff. OU hosts #14 Kansas State this Saturday at 11:00 am. Nate Feken reports from Norman.  

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    Friday Night Heroes, Week 7

    The high school football schedule on Friday, October 17 was a limited one, with most games during Week 7 played on Thursday night due to fall break. There were still several games played in the Oklahoma City metro area, however, many of them involving Class 6A teams. Bob Barry, Jr., Brian Brinkley and Dylan Buckingham report.  

  • No Durant? No Problem…At Least So Far in the Preseason

    Playing without injured star Kevin Durant and several other injured teammates, the Oklahoma City Thunder downed Memphis 117-107 in a preseason exhibition game Tuesday night at  Chesapeake Arena. Seven Thunder players scored in double figures, led by Jeremy Lamb’s 23 points. Lamb also added 6 rebounds in a balanced Thunder attack. Steven Adams was impressive again with 22 points and 6 rebounds, while Anthony Morrow added 19 points and hit three 3-pointers. Russell Westbrook tallied a double-double, with 14 points […]

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    Sooner Coach To Have Reunion With Former School, Snyder

    Oklahoma’s football team has a big game this Saturday when they host #14 Kansas State in Norman at 11:00. It’s also a reunion of sorts for Sooner head coach Bob Stoops, who will be going against the school where he used to coach under current K-State coach Bill Snyder for seven seasons. When Stoops was at KSU, the Wildcats were trying to build a succesful program in the late ’80s and early ’90s and suffered through several difficult seasons. Nate […]

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    KD Faces Longer Odds to Repeat as MVP

    Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant’s fractured right foot has affected the betting odds on his chances to repeat as NBA Most Valuable Player. Before Durant’s injury, he was a close second behind LeBron James in the odds to win the MVP, at about 3-to-1. Now that it appears he’ll miss about a month or maybe more to start the season, his odds are now at about 4-to-1, according to Bovada. James is now the odds-on clear favorite to win MVP, […]

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    A Cowboy and a Sooner Honored By Big 12

    Oklahoma State’s Tyreek Hill is the Big 12 special teams co-player of the week for his performance against Kansas last Saturday. Hill returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown to break a 20-20 tie in the fourth quarter. He becomes the first Cowboy to ever return kickoffs for a touchdown in back-to-back games. Oklahoma defensive back Zack Sanchez is the Big 12 defensive player of the week. Sanchez returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown in the win […]

  • Sooners Coming Off Win, But Still Feeling Heat

    Oklahoma may be coming off a win over Texas last Saturday, but they’re still hearing criticism. The Sooners were sluggish on offense and the defense gave up many more yards and points than expected against a struggling Texas offense. OU will host 15th-ranked Kansas State this Saturday at 11:00 am in Norman.