Photographer Ian Maule was the eye of the Sooners for eight wild years

Photographer Ian Maule was the eye of the Sooners for eight wild years

Mind Games with Guerin Emig: From 2015-222, no photographer covered OU football like Maule, who has vivid memories of Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Caleb Williams doing amazing things a few feet from him.

Guerin Emig

By Guerin Emig

| Dec 20, 2023, 3:10pm CST

Guerin Emig

By Guerin Emig

Dec 20, 2023, 3:10pm CST

Ian Maule photographs the Las Vegas Raiders and Golden Knights currently, but from 2015-22 he covered OU football with me for the Tulsa World. In this episode of Mind Games, Ian relives several of his most memorable moments from that remarkable period.

He captured Baker Mayfield from the high of the Ohio State flag-plant (24:30) to the low of losing the Rose Bowl (4:12). He went from shooting Mayfield to Kyler Murray (8:30) to Jalen Hurts (9:55). He had sideline brushes with NFL greatness featuring J.J. Watt (31:40) and Antonio Brown (32:25). He was charmed by Matthew McConaughey at the un-charming OU-Texas rout of ‘22 (33:00). He explains his fondness for former OU defensive end Isaiah Thomas (14:20) and OU’s near-disaster at Kansas in 2021 (23:10). Ian mixes in some memories of shooting the 2022 PGA Championship at Tulsa’s Southern Hills (36:00) before revealing the best sports photograph he ever shot — OU’s Kelsey Arnold scoring on a squeeze bunt during the 2016 WCWS (41:40). 

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