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Brian Brinkley is Oklahoma’s NewsChannel 4’s Sports Director.

Brian has been at KFOR since 1990, when he was a production assistant at News Channel 4. He was a sports anchor and reporter from 1992 to 2015, and was the weekend sports anchor from 1996 to 2015.

Brian is a lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City area, and grew up watching Channel 4 before becoming part of the KFOR family.

Before coming to KFOR, he was an intern at WWLS and was sports director at KGOU Radio.

Brian has received statewide attention for his reporting and anchoring.
He is a three-time finalist for Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year, and 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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    Cowboys Defense Growing As It Prepares for the Chippewas

    Oklahoma State’s defense will be challenged according to head coach Mike Gundy when they face Central Michigan on Saturday, September 10 in their 11:00 am kickoff in Stillwater. Chippewas quarterback Cooper Rush will keep the Cowboys on their toes, especially considering there are some younger players on that side of the ball for OSU that still have a lot to learn. One of those Cowboy defenders has become a vegetarian, as Nate Feken found out this week.  

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    Former OSU Kicker Cary Blanchard Dies

    Former Oklahoma State kicker and punter Cary Blanchard died on Tuesday suddenly at the age of 47. There are unconfirmed reports his death was caused by a heart attack. Blanchard was a three-time All-Big Eight selection for the Cowboys from 1988 to 1990, and went on to play nine seasons in the National Football League. Blanchard made the Pro Bowl in 1997 as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. He also played for New Orleans, New York Jets, Washington, the […]

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    Sooners Plummet, Cowboys Rise in One, Fall in Another Poll

    The new college football polls were released on Tuesday, and as expected, Oklahoma dropped drastically after losing to Houston 33-23 in the season opener last Saturday. Oklahoma State moved up in one poll and dropped in another, despite a 61-7 rout of Southeastern Louisiana in the season opener on Saturday in Stillwater. The Sooners fell to 14th in the Associated Press poll and 13th in the coaches poll, dropping from the #3 spot in both polls. The Cowboys fell one […]

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    Cowboys Cruise in Opener With Blowout Win

    Oklahoma State’s football team opened their season at home against Southeastern Louisiana and dominated from the start in a 61-7 rout. After the Cowboys had to punt on the opening possession of the game, the Lions muffed the punt, with Madre Harper recovering the ball in the end zone for an OSU touchdown and a 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the game. S.E. Louisiana gave it right back on the first offensive possession, with D’Shaie Landor getting stripped […]

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    Cougars Upset Sooners in Season Opener

    Oklahoma’s football team opened the 2016 season at NRG Stadium in Houston against the University of Houston, and were upset 33-23, with Houston outplaying the Sooners in every phase. Houston kicker Ty Cummings kicked four field goals, including one as time expired in the first half, to give the Cougars the lead. The Sooners got the ball first and went 79 yards in 8 plays, with Joe Mixon zipping to a 32-yard touchdown to cap the drive and give OU […]

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    Friday Night Heroes, Week 1

    Week 1 of the Friday Night Heroes featured a lot of rivalry games as usual in high school football. KFOR covered eight games around the metro area. Here are the results from Week 1: Edmond Santa Fe 10, Edmond North 3 Del City 28, McGuinness 13 Heritage Hall 45, John Marshall 38 Westmoore 51, Moore 41 Mustang 42, Yukon 20 Putnam City 16, Putnam City North 7 Carl Albert 56, Lawton 41 Jones 42, Lincoln Christian 6  

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    Week 1 of High School Football Kicks Off

    Week 1 of the high school football season kicked off on Thursday, September 1, with a handful of games in the metro area, including a big rivalry on the south side of the metro. The “Crosstown Clash” between Norman and Norman North was played at Owen Field, with North routing their rivals 58-0. Millwood was a big winner over rival Star-Spencer, 64-0. Putnam City West won at home over Duncan, 43-14.  

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    Mike Gundy: He’s a Man and He Has An App

    Oklahoma State’s football team kicks off the season September 3 when they host Southeastern Louisiana. As has become custom in recent years, the Cowboys held their first weekly  news conference a week a  half before the opener. Head coach Mike Gundy has been getting a lot of attention this offseason for his so-called “mullet” hairdo, but now he’ll get attention for something else. Gundy introduced his own mobile app, with all kinds of information about OSU football, including just maybe, […]

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    OK Sports Headliners Banquet Honors Hoopsters

    The 40th annual March of Dimes Oklahoma Sports Headliners Banquet was held Thursday night, August 25, honoring teams and individuals from across the state. The co-Headliners of the Year were OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and former Sooner guard Buddy Hield, with Hield’s former OU coach Lon Kruger the winner of the Headliner Special Award.  

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    James Washington Takes On a New Role for the Cowboys

    Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington made a name for himself last season as one of the top big play threats in the Big 12. He’ll be the top target of quarterback Mason Rudolph this year, but he’s added more to his role, as he has become more of a vocal leader. Nikki Kay reports.  

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    Ed Sheakley Removed as Executive Director of High School Organization

    The governing Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Secondary  Schools Activities Association removed Ed Sheakley as its executive director on Wednesday, August 24. Sheakley will remain with the organization as a senior advisor until January 13, 2017, in order to assist with the transition to a new executive director. Sheakley was under contract until the end of June 2017, but the board voted to remove him from the position. Sheakley had been executive director for seven years, and presided over […]