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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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    Thunder Scorch the Blazers In Rout at Home

    The Oklahoma City Thunder may have played their best game of the season in routing Portland 128-94 on Monday night, March 14, at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. OKC trailed 22-16 late in the first quarter when they went on an 18-0 run to take control of the game. The Thunder shot 68 percent from the field in the second quarter to take a 66-42 lead to halftime. The lead grew in the second half, getting to 40 at one […]

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    Former OU AD, Big 12 Administrator Donnie Duncan Dies at 75

    Former OU assistant coach, Iowa State head coach, OU athletic director, and Big 12 administrator Donnie Duncan has died at age 75. Duncan died in his sleep Saturday night in Dallas after a long battle with cancer. Duncan was an assistant under Barry Switzer at OU from 1973 to ’78, then after becoming the head coach at Iowa State and running the Sun and Gator Bowls, Duncan returned to Oklahoma to become the athletic director from 1986 to ’96. From […]

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    Sooners Staying Close To Home For First Weekend of NCAA Tournament

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team is staying close to home to begin the NCAA Tournament. On Sunday, March 13, the field of 68 was revealed, and the Sooners will be playing at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City on Friday, March 18, at 3:00 pm against Cal State-Bakersfield. If the Sooners win, they will play the second round on Sunday against the winner of the Oregon State-Virginia Commonwealth game. If Oklahoma wins twice in Oklahoma City, they will advance to the West […]

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    Thunder lose fourth quarter lead again in loss at San Antonio

    For the 12th time this season, a mark that leads the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder lost a game they led going into the fourth quarter, falling at San Antonio 93-85 on Saturday night, March 12, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. It was the Spurs’ 41st straight win at home, the third longest streak in NBA history, and improved San Antonio to 32-0 at home this year. Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 26 points, including a […]

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    High School State Championship Game Scores

    There are 10 high school basketball state championship games on the schedule for Saturday, March 12. Here are the final results and schedule for all 10 games:   Class 6A Boys (Mabee Center, Tulsa) Putnam City West 67, Norman North 66 Patriots win first state title in boys basketball, first in any sport since 1983.   Class 6A Girls (Mabee Center, Tulsa) Midwest City 45, Owasso 40 Bombers win second state title in the last seven years, third overall.   […]

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    Buddy’s Shot A Split Second Late as Sooners Lose in Big 12 Tourney

    A long three pointer by Buddy Hield that would have won the game against West Virginia in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament was ruled just a split second too late on replay review and the Sooners lost to the Mountaineers 69-67, on Friday night, March 11, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The waved off basket negated a 17-3 Sooner run late in the second half after OU fell behind by 12 points and appeared to […]

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    Buddy Hield Leads Sooners to Big 12 Semifinals

    Oklahoma senior guard Buddy Hield scored 39 points to lead the Sooners to a 79-76 win over Iowa State in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday night, March 10, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Hield set a school Big 12 Tournament record and scored the second most points ever in a tournament game to lead OU to just their second conference tourney win under head coach Lon Kruger. Hield virtually carried the Sooners in the first […]

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    Cowboys Start Spring Football Practice

    Oklahoma State’s football team returned to the practice field on Monday, March 7, for the first time since their Sugar Bowl loss to Mississippi. The Cowboys went through their first spring practice at the Sherman Smith Center in Stillwater. OSU will take Tuesday off for pro day workouts, then resume with practices on Wednesday and Thursday before taking next week off for spring break.  

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    Buddy Hield Takes First National Player of the Year Honor

    In the first of several national player of the year awards to be announced, Oklahoma senior guard Buddy Hield was named the winner of the Sporting News National Player of the Year award on Monday, March 7. Hield becomes third Sooner player to win the honor, joining Stacey King in 1989 and Blake Griffin in 2009. Oklahoma becomes one of just seven schools to have three Sporting News national player of the year awards. Also Monday, Hield was named the […]

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    Hield Repeats As AP Releases Big 12 Men’s Basketball Awards

    Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield became the first two-time winner of the Associated Press Big 12 men’s basketball Player of the Year. The AP released its men’s basketball postseason honors on Monday, March 7, with Hield a unanimous winner of the Player of the Year, receiving all 20 votes cast. Kansas coach Bill Self was the Big 12 Coach of the Year for the fifth time, receiving 12 of the 20 votes. Iowa State’s Deonte Burton is the Big 12 Newcomer […]

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    Sooners Stay The Same in Basketball Polls

    Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team remained sixth in both major college basketball polls released Monday, March 7. The Sooners won twice last week, beating Baylor in Norman on March 1 and TCU in Fort Worth on Saturday, March 5. Oklahoma enters the Big 12 Tournament this week as the #3 seed and will play #6 seed Iowa State on Thursday night at around 8:15 pm at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.