Daily Thunder was founded in 2008 by ESPN’s Royce Young, at the time a journalism senior at the University of Oklahoma. The mission was simple: provide Thunder fans with an outlet to follow their favorite team, and also a barstool to pull up and talk to like-minded folks. From interviews with Sam Presti, to the significance of tattoos on the roster, to long-winded columns about other very important things, Daily Thunder began covering pretty much everything there was to cover about Oklahoma’s first professional sports franchise.
In many ways, that original mission remains.
Although Royce Young has moved on to a full-time position at ESPN, the existing team in place at Daily Thunder moves the site forward with the same dedication to details that made it so wonderful in the first place. With the addition of Up The Thunder and the guys from Down To Dunk Podcast, we promise to deliver quality content that covers the team in a clear and forward-thinking way. Whether through written articles, videos, graphic design, podcasts, or whatever else we cook up, our goal is to entertain and inform on a topic we’re all passionate about.
Daily Thunder is currently managed by Editor-in-Chief Weston Shepherd — an Oklahoma State alum and professional marketing guy. For questions, complaints, etc, you can email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.