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  • Report: Los Angeles Angels' Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney dealing with serious elbow injuries

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 39 min ago

    Two former local standouts and Los Angeles Angels starting pitchers Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney could be facing Tommy John surgery. Richards has a torn ulnar collateral ligament and Heaney’s is also damaged, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan. According to the report,...

  • Houston mayor predicts Cougars will beat Sooners by at least two touchdowns

    darnell mayberry | Updated: 22 hr ago

    Sylvester Turner is the mayor of Houston. He's also a graduate of the University of Houston. And he just provided some offseason bulletin board material for OU as the Sooners football team heads into its season opener against the Cougars on Sept. 3 at NRG Stadium in Houston. In a Q&A...

  • Villanova's Arcidiacono wins Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Award

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Villanova's Ryan Arciadiacono is the sixth winner of the Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Award. The award, presented by Tulsa Sports Charities, is given to the player "who best exhibits the traits of tenacity and unselfishness that Sutton advocated as a coach. Arciadiacono assisted on...

  • OU Football: Baker Mayfield busts a move ... again

    Jenni Carlson | Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Baker Mayfield's moves are well documented. He's done the whip in front of his teammates. He's led the Dougie in the locker room at Tennessee. He's even danced (and lip-synced) to Katy Perry at a fundraiser in Norman.  So, of course, the Oklahoma quarterback had to take it to...

  • NFL Draft: Eric Striker goes undrafted, but becomes social media sensation after his speech to family aired live on ESPN

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    Former Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker was one of hundreds of NFL Draft hopefuls who didn’t hear his name called this weekend, but he still managed to shine because of a heartfelt speech broadcast on ESPN. Late in the seventh round, ESPN went live to Striker’s draft watch party, where dozens...

  • OU Football: So, who is this Otis Sullivant on Eric Striker's award?

    Jenni Carlson | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    Eric Striker was formally presented the Otis Sullivant Award on Monday afternoon. We found out recently that the former Oklahoma football standout had been named the winner of the university award. He made history in the process as the first athlete to receive the honor,...

  • Tulsa Memorial's Isaiah Thomas offered by Alabama

    Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    An in-state target for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State added a big scholarship offer to his impressive list over the weekend. Tulsa Memorial defensive end Isaiah Thomas was offered by defending national champion Alabama.  Thomas, who is a 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior, tweeted news of the...

  • NFL Draft: Several Cowboys and Sooners agree to terms as free agents

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Several Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football players who anticipated possibly hearing their name this weekend during the NFL Draft were left disappointed. However, the dream of playing in the pros is certainly within reach for many as free agent signees. Here's where in-state products have...

  • NFL Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick former OU linebacker Devante Bond in sixth round

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Devante Bond’s willingness to fight back from what looked like the premature end to a promising football career paid off in a big way Saturday. Bond was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 183rd overall pick in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Bond was the fourth Sooner off...

  • NFL Draft: Carolina Panthers select Zack Sanchez early in the fifth round

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Zack Sanchez was known at Oklahoma as a high-risk, high-reward corner. So it wasn’t a surprise when Sanchez took the risk by leaving the Sooners a year early to enter the NFL Draft. In the short-term at least, the move paid off with Sanchez being picked 141st overall in the fifth round by...

  • NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys select Charles Tapper with 101st overall pick

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Just a few years ago, Charles Tapper could never imagined being picked in the NFL Draft. Tapper thought he was more likely to wind up in the NBA, concentrating on basketball while growing up in Baltimore. But about six years after Tapper made the transition to football, the former Oklahoma...

  • Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard drafted by New York Giants

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Sterling Shepard was tiny when he first arrived at Oklahoma City’s Heritage Hall as a high school freshman. So small that his new teammates gave him a nickname: Mouse. “He was probably 5-6 or 5-7 and 150 pounds, soaking wet,” recalled Markus Wakefield, a high school teammate of Shepard’s....



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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


OU Athletics Reporter

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.



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