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  • Oklahoma football: Tim Kish hopes his linebackers play better this fall than they bowl

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma linebackers coach Tim Kish enjoys showing his players a side of him they don’t normally see. That’s why Kish and his linebackers went bowling Wednesday night. “That’s just to get the guys together and do something outside from football and have some fun,” Kish said Thursday....

  • OU fan buys TexsaSports.com to troll Texas fans after spelling error

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    If there’s one thing the Texas Longhorns learned today, it’s to never give Sooner fans an opening to mess with you — because they will. Earlier today it was revealed the University of Texas misspelled Texas in the footer of every page of their Player Profile Media Guide. The link should say...

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops talks Sugar Bowl

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Bob Stoops sat down at his appointed post, in the corner of the ballroom in Dallas’ Omni Hotel on Tuesday, and accepted his 90-minute sentence with aplomb. Stoops was in a good mood, knew he would face some Dorial Green-Beckham questions, knew he would be asked about the college football playoff...

  • Oklahoma football: Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips receives medical hardship waiver after 2013 back surgery

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips received a medical hardship following the back surgery that cost him most of last season. Phillips, from Towanda, Kan., is listed as a redshirt sophomore on the team’s official roster, and OU spokesman Pete Moris confirmed that Phillips received...

  • OU football: Nick Saban had to convince team to play in 'consolation game' against Sooners

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Maybe Shawn Oakman wasn’t all wrong. Maybe Alabama doesn’t care about non-National Championship bowl games. The Baylor defensive end said Monday at Big 12 Media Days that “You realize if it’s not the national championship, Alabama don’t even care who they play,” essentially discrediting OU’s...

  • The Best of Bob Stoops from Big 12 Media Days

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Bob Stoops was in a pretty good mood at Big 12 Media Days on Tuesday. From photo bombing his wife to getting a smoothie, Stoops entertained and even dropped some insight along the way. On Dorial Green-Beckham Coach Bob Stoops said DGB had potential as a man and as an individual. Made no mention...

  • Oklahoma football: Senior Geneo Grissom likes playing outside linebacker

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DALLAS — Oklahoma senior Geneo Grissom said defensive coordinator Mike Stoops approached him before the Sugar Bowl and told him they planned to eventually move him from defensive end to linebacker. “I thought he was kidding so I kinda brushed it off,” Grissom said. “Going into the spring, they...

  • Oklahoma football: Tom Farniok proud of little brother Derek's development

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DALLAS — Iowa State senior offensive lineman Tom Farniok represented the Cyclones at Big 12 Media Days, and spoke some about his brother, OU junior Derek Farniok. Farniok started the Sooners’ 33-24 Bedlam upset of Oklahoma State after starting tackle Tyrus Thompson was injured the week before....

  • Bedlam quarterbacks Trevor Knight, J.W. Walsh have developed friendship off the field

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DALLAS — Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight and Oklahoma State quarterback J.W. Walsh spoke together at a church in Yukon last week, and have developed a friendship over the past couple years, Knight said Tuesday. “We had Sooner fans and Cowboys fans all came together for the glory of God,”...

  • Big 12 football: No change in Baylor schedule

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby touted his league’s non-conference schedule. During his state-of-the-conference address Monday to kick off Big 12 Media Days, Bowlsby said, “This year’s nonconference schedule includes 11 institutions that were in bowl games last year, including both of the teams...

  • Oklahoma football: Linebacker Frank Shannon included in Sooners' official media guide

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    DALLAS — Oklahoma released its official football media guide Monday during Big 12 Media Days and — as expected — linebacker Frank Shannon is included. The junior has started 15 career games and led the Sooners with 92 tackles in 2013. Included in Shannon’s media guide biography is this: “Led the...

  • Oklahoma gets commitment from 2015 defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    #kennercitystandup them children in my section gone love that pic.twitter.com/Wpy86fIZYr — Tyrell Jacobs (@tyrelljacobs98) July 21, 2014 Defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs of Metairie (La.) Rummel High committed to Oklahoma on Monday. Jacobs posted his commitment on Twitter. Jacobs (6-foot-4, 260...

  • Oklahoma football: Kliff Kingsbury addresses quarterback Baker Mayfield's transfer

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    DALLAS — Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury addressed his decision to block quarterback Baker Mayfield’s transfer to Oklahoma on Monday at his Big 12 Media Days news conference. As a true freshman and walk-on, Mayfield started seven games for the Red Raiders last season. He threw for 2,315 yards...

  • Oklahoma football: Late-1940s Sooners halfback George Brewer dies

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Former Oklahoma halfback George Brewer died Monday at the age of 85. Brewer was a four-year letterwinner at OU between 1946 and 1949, playing a key role on some of legendary coach Bud Wilkinson’s very first Oklahoma teams, twice leading the Big Seven in rushing. He shared a backfield with...

  • Big 12 preseason poll not so accurate in 10-team format

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    The Big 12 preseason media poll is out, and the Sooners are an overwhelming pick to win the conference title. So what does that mean? This is the 19th Big 12 preseason poll. In the previous 18, 15 included years in which the league was split into two divisions. So there have been 33 first-place […]

  • Test your football knowledge with Big 12 officiating test

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    The Big 12 officiating clinic, conducted by CFO West, an organization that administers football officiating for a variety of conferences, always is interesting. I spent last Saturday in Irving, Texas, embedded with Big 12 officials and Big 12 officiating director Walt Anderson. Like always, I...

  • How The Oklahoman's writers voted in the Big 12 Football Preseason Poll

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    In the name of full disclosure, here’s how our OU writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber voted on the Big 12 preseason poll. Oklahoma received 47 first-place votes to Baylor’s nine to sit atop the preseason poll. Here was my Big 12 ballot: 1. Oklahoma 2. Baylor; 3. Tech; 4. K-State; 5. Texas; 6. TCU;...

  • Fill out your own Big 12 football preseason poll

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The media gets to vote. So do the coaches. Why shouldn’t you? Rank the Big 12 teams heading into the preseason and we’ll publish the results in The Oklahoman this week. Thanks for participating.  

  • WATCH: Former OU basketball player Amath M'Baye stars for Clippers in summer league

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Former Sooner Amath M’Baye had a heck of a game Monday in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League, scoring a game-high 27 points, including a couple of highlight reel dunks for the Los Angeles Clippers. For his performance, M’Baye was named NBA.com’s Off the Radar Performer of the day. Another former...

  • OU football: Drew Hill hired as director of player personnel

    jason kersey | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops announced Tuesday that Drew Hill will take over as the Sooners’ director of player personnel. Hill spent the past two seasons on the Colorado State staff in the same role. Before that, he worked for eight seasons as Fresno State’s football operations director....


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Jason Kersey

OU Sports Reporter

Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for the Newcastle Pacer. During his time with The Oklahoman, he has also coordinated Thunder coverage, worked on the copy desk and covered several NFL games, including Super Bowl XLV. A Noble High School and OU graduate, he lives in Norman.

Ryan Aber


Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The Oklahoman, Aber worked for the Muskogee Phoenix, Southwest Times-Record in Fort Smith, Ark., and the Morning News of Northwest Arkansas.