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ESPN Senior Writer and OU Alumnus Baxter Holmes to Speak at OU


ESPN Senior Writer and OU Alumnus Baxter Holmes to Speak at OU

Baxter Holmes

Baxter Holmes

NORMAN, OKLA. – Gaylord College in conjunction with the University of Oklahoma Foundation is proud to host Baxter Holmes, ESPN Senior Writer and OU alumnus, for a deep dive into the world of sports journalism.

The event is slated for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2023, in the Regents and Associates rooms on the third floor of the Oklahoma Memorial Union on OU’s Norman campus. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Oklahoma's sports media veteran Berry Tramel will moderate the session where Holmes will share insights from his career, spotlighting his in-depth NBA projects, features and stories.

Holmes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Gaylord College in 2009. He was actively involved with OU Daily, the independent, student-produced newspaper. Holmes covered OU men's basketball, football and an array of other campus events. Additionally, Holmes served as the Sports Editor for a semester. 

Since joining ESPN in 2014, Holmes has gained prominence for his detailed reporting as a beat reporter covering the Lakers and, now, as a Senior Writer focused on the NBA. He has held previous roles in other publications, such as The Boston Globe, where he covered the Boston Celtics, and The Los Angeles Times, where he spent 3 1/2 years as a sports reporter. His work has been honored by the New York Press Club, the Deadline Club, the Associated Press Sports Editors, the Professional Basketball Writers Association and the James Beard Foundation. He was also a finalist for the 2022 Livingston Award for National Reporting.

Seating will be limited, and reservations are recommended. To reserve your spot, please visit

Parking will be available in the Asp Avenue Parking Facility adjacent to the Oklahoma Memorial Union.


About the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma is committed to preparing the next generation of media professionals. The college offers five undergraduate majors in advertising, creative media production, journalism, professional writing and public relations, providing students with a diverse and engaging educational experience. In addition to its undergraduate offerings, Gaylord College features graduate and Ph.D. programs, as well as an online master's degree. These advanced programs are designed to nurture academic excellence, adapt to diverse learning needs and inspire innovative thinking among students. For more information, visit


About the University of Oklahoma Foundation

The University of Oklahoma Foundation is an independent charitable organization that facilitates and manages philanthropic gifts to support the University of Oklahoma. With a culture of integrity, skill and persistence, we align the passions of donors and our alumni with the indelible mission of the University of Oklahoma.