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Jeff Patterson
Jeff Patterson

Jeff Patterson is the sports editor of The Oklahoman. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, he allegedly once told his father on a childhood trip passing through Oklahoma that he would one day live there. He doesn't recall this, but he fulfilled that promise by moving to Oklahoma City anyway.

He is a 2005 graduate of the University of Kentucky -- where he worked at the student paper, the Kentucky Kernel, and the campus radio station, WRFL 88.1 FM, where he helped found the "Big Blue Review" sports show.

Patterson joined The Oklahoman in November of 2017 after stints at The Kansas City Star, Houston Chronicle, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal and a pair of Virginia newspapers (the Daily Press of Newport News and the Danville Register & Bee).

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Jeff Patterson: I love sports and I don't care who knows

We had just turned out of the neighborhood on our way to practice when the future of our program grinned like an idiot as he...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Redbud Classic canceled due to public health concerns

The Redbud Classic running and cycling races set for April 4-5 in Nichols Hills were canceled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus...

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Big 12 men's basketball tournament: Tip times, TV, opponents for OU, OSU

The bracket is set for the Big 12 men's basketball tournament next week at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

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OSU basketball: Cowboys know of at least one postseason matchup

STILLWATER — Isaac Likekele dove to save a loose ball and found himself sitting a row behind the Kansas State bench with five...

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Energy FC to honor OKC bombing victims with special jersey

Energy FC will a new look when it opens the 2020 season Saturday at Taft Stadium.

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UFC Fight Night in OKC: Three bouts added to Chesapeake Energy Arena card

The card is starting to shape up for the Ultimate Fighting Championship's card May 2 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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OU men's basketball: Sooners roll past No. 22 Texas Tech 65-51

The Sooners' NCAA tournament resume just got a much-needed boost.

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OKC Dodgers unveil plans to honor 1995 Oklahoma City bombing victims

As they stood on the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark field last April watching a survivor of the 1995 bombing throw out the first...

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Top Rank Boxing: Alex Saucedo to face Sonny Fredrickson on April 25 in Las Vegas

The next stop on Alex Saucedo's road to a world title bout will come in Las Vegas.

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OU football: Sooners set date for spring game

Coach Lincoln Riley and the Sooners have sent out a save the date.

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UFC set to return to OKC's Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 2

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is heading back to Oklahoma City. The UFC will return to Chesapeake Energy Arena for the...

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2019 in review: Looking back at 12 of Oklahoma's biggest sports stories

A look back at 12 of 2019's biggest sports stories from the state in the pages of The Oklahoman:

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2019-20 College Football Bowl schedule, TV listings, odds, playoff matchups

Find out where the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys will play in the college football postseason on Sunday.

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OU football: Sooners ninth in first College Football Playoff rankings

The Sooners will have a little ways to climb in order to make the College Football Playoff for a third consecutive year.

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OSU football: Mike Gundy is a major factor in two golden Cowboy eras

There were magical moments last century for Oklahoma State, but these are the golden days for the Cowboys with 16 — and 13...

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Few college football programs can match Sooners' legacy

When it comes to college football royalty, very few programs can match Oklahoma’s legacy of 896 all-time victories, 48...

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OU football: Jalen Hurts on Walter Camp preseason watch list

Jalen Hurts has yet to be named Oklahoma's starting quarterback, but he's already on the radar for one of college football's...

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2020 SEC-Big 12 Challenge set: OU to host Mississippi State, Texas A&M to host OSU, according to report

It looks like there will be a fresh start for the SEC-Big 12 Challenge in 2020.

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Five things to know about Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

While there are plenty of questions about what's next for the Thunder and Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams, let's get to know...

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Paul George thanks Thunder fans for 'two great years' as he heads to the Clippers

Paul George is heading home to Los Angeles after two years with the Thunder via a blockbuster trade with the Clippers early...

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OSU football: 2020 three-star cornerback Korie Black commits to Cowboys

Korie Black may hail from Waco, Texas, but his heart is in Stillwater.

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OSU men's golf: Cowboys hold off SMU to advance to NCAA semifinals

Top-seeded Oklahoma State defeated No. 8 SMU 4-1 in match play Tuesday to advance to the NCAA men's golf semifinals at...

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College football: 100 days until Oklahoma State's opener, 100 things to look forward to this season

The college football season can’t get here fast enough. We’re at the 100-day mark until the season begins for real as far as...

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OSU men's golf: Viktor Hovland wins Ben Hogan Award

Viktor Hovland is having himself quite the year.

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OSU baseball: Cowboys blast four home runs in 16-4 rout of Baylor

No. 13 Oklahoma State opened what should be the final regular-season series at its longtime stadium with a 16-4 rout of...

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OU baseball: Nathan Wiles shuts down Texas in 4-2 Sooners win

Nathan Wiles pitched a season-high eight innings, allowing just two runs and Oklahoma opened its final Big 12 series of the...

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Oklahoma State sets school record in APR with seven perfect scores

Seven Oklahoma State teams recorded a perfect single-year score of 1,000 on the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate unveiled...

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Fighting chance: ‘Everybody has a story’ in south OKC boxing gym

If you’re looking for a fight on the south side of Oklahoma City, just stroll down the alley behind 25th and Hudson and look...

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Russell Westbrook ties Magic Johnson for second on NBA's career triple-doubles list

Not to be lost in the madness of Game 82 on the NBA calendar: Russell Westbrook made some more history Wednesday night.

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OU men's gymnastics: A look at Yul Moldauer's unparalleled career

Seven-time NCAA champion Yul Moldauer can leave OU as the most-decorated men’s college gymnast.

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OU earns No. 1 overall seed in NCAA women's gymnastics championships

For the fifth straight year, OU has earned the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA women's gymnastics championships.

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OU softball: Saturday's games against Oregon State and Louisiana canceled due to cold weather

Fourth-ranked Oklahoma's softball doubleheader Saturday against Oregon State and Louisiana has been canceled due to cold...

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Need a reason to watch the Alliance of American Football? Here are four.

A new football league kicks off this weekend and here's what you need to know:

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Baker Mayfield talks the cold truth with Kevin Hart

Baker Mayfield is everywhere these days, so it's no surprise he'd take a dip in a cold tub to talk with comedian Kevin Hart on...

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Baker Mayfield, Barry Sanders help liven up Super Bowl LIII

Former Oklahoma and current Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield made a cameo alongside Tom Brady in the NFL 100...

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MLB Network's Bench documentary will remind you of Johnny Bench's greatness in case you forgot

Johnny Bench talks about Cincinnati Reds career, growing up in Binger, Oklahoma, and more in MLB Network documentary.

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Watch: Baker Mayfield cooks up another laugh at Hue Jackson's expense

In a video segment on Fox's NFC Championship pregame show Sunday, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield joined Cooper...

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19 things to look forward to in Oklahoma sports in 2019

It's the first week of 2019 and what better way to plan for the year ahead than selecting 19 things Thunder, Sooner and Cowboy...

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2018 in review: Looking back at 12 of Oklahoma's biggest sports stories

Kyler Murray winning the Heisman Trophy, Sooners in the College Football Playoff, Maggie Nichols helping bring down a monster...

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Oklahoma vs. Alabama: A look at how two of college football’s most storied programs stack up

Oklahoma and Alabama will meet Dec. 29 in the Orange Bowl in the College Football Playoff.

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2018-19 College Football Bowl schedule: Times, TV, matchups

Check out the bowl destinations for the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys.

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How to watch college football's bowl selection show

Where will the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys play their postseason football?

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Saucedo vs. Hooker: Take a behind-the-scenes look at Alex Saucedo's WBO world title shot

Maurice Hooker defended his WBO junior welterweight world title Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena against Oklahoma City's...

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Maurice Hooker knocks out Alex Saucedo to retain WBO junior welterweight title

Alex Saucedo's quest to capture a world title will have to continue a little longer.

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Former sparring partners Saucedo, Hooker ready for world title bout

As far as boxing news conferences go, this was a royal tea party with Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo all prim and proper,...

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Oklahoma rises to No. 6 in College Football Playoff rankings

Oklahoma remains on the outside looking in with the second College Football Playoff rankings.

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Charles Barkley rips Russell Westbrook's 'Super Mario' look

Russell Westbrook has long been one of the most fashionable players in the NBA, but he took his wardrobe to a different level...

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New Oklahoma State baseball stadium to be named after Cecil O'Brate

While Oklahoma State's new baseball stadium is still more than a year away from opening, the Cowboys now have a name for their...

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Thunder 2018-19 season preview

When “NBA Jam” burst onto the video-game scene in 1993, few could have imagined how reality would imitate art some 25 years...

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What NBA teams would be as video-game characters

Two summers ago, when Kevin Durant bolted Oklahoma City to join a Golden State squad that had won a record 73 games in the...

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Thunder 2018-19 schedule: Time, TV and radio info

Here is the Oklahoma City Thunder's full 2018-19 schedule with times and TV listings:

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Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns to be broadcast Sunday on Oklahoma City's CBS affiliate

Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns will be broadcast live Sunday on Oklahoma City's KWTV News 9 at noon against the...

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10 interesting quotes from Thunder Media Day

Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Steven Adams had plenty to say at Thunder Media Day.

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Alex Saucedo to fight WBO champ Maurice Hooker on Nov. 16 at Chesapeake Energy Arena

Maurice Hooker will defend his WBO world light welterweight belt against Oklahoma City's Alex Saucedo on Friday, Nov. 16, at...

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OKC Dodgers playoff opener postponed against Memphis Redbirds

The Oklahoma City Dodgers' playoff opener that was scheduled for Wednesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark has been postponed...

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Baker Mayfield makes a perfect 'Heisman House' commercial debut

You just knew that Baker Mayfield would plant a flag at the "Heisman House."

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2018 NBA Draft order, TV info, time: When will the Thunder select?

Barring general manager Sam Presti pulling off a trade, there will be little action for the Oklahoma City Thunder until late...

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Clayton Kershaw to make rehab start with OKC Dodgers on Saturday

Clayton Kershaw, one of baseball's top pitchers, will wear an Oklahoma City Dodgers uniform this weekend.

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Oklahoma softball: Time, TV channel for Women's College World Series

Oklahoma's road to a third straight NCAA softball title will start Thursday afternoon against Washington.

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Former Sooner Roy Williams says concussions are affecting his memory

Former Oklahoma Sooners safety Roy Williams says if he "didn’t have so many damn concussions," he'd be able to rank his best...

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Jazz beats Thunder 115-102 to take Game 3

Ricky Rubio had a triple-double and the Utah Jazz won Game 3 of a first-round playoff series against the Thunder 115-102 on...

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Sooners claim fourth straight NCAA men's gymnastics championship

The top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners claimed their fourth consecutive NCAA men's gymnastics championship Saturday night at UIC...

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OU's Nichols, Dowell win individual NCAA gymnastics titles

Maggie Nichols is an NCAA champion. Oklahoma teammate Brenna Dowell will come back to Norman with some hardware, too.

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Jazz beats Thunder 102-95 to take Game 2 and even up series

Donovan Mitchell scored a game-high 28 points and the Utah Jazz defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-95 Wednesday night in...

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Paul George scores 36 points as Thunder takes Game 1 over Jazz 116-108

Making his playoff debut with the Thunder, Paul George went off for 36 points on 13-for-20 shooting to lead Oklahoma City to a...

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Thunder calls Brian Davis' comment 'offensive and inappropriate'

If you were watching the Thunder's 137-123 win over the Grizzlies in Wednesday night's regular-season finale, you might have...

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OU's Trae Young misses cut for Naismith Award finalists

The NCAA announced the four finalists Tuesday for the Naismith Award, given annually to college basketball's top player.

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Second-half stumble at Golden State

The Thunder couldn't make shots and couldn't get stops and got blown out in the second half at Golden State. Thunder beat...

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Steven Adams says yes to prom proposal ... three years too late

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams accepts a fan's prom proposal three years after the fact.