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  • Racist SAE chant extended beyond OU

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    The National Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity says five additional chapters have acknowledged that they were aware of a racist chant before members from the OU chapter were recorded singing it on a bus last year. The video, taken in March 2015 on a charter bus headed to an SAE...

  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooners providing shuttles, food for students Saturday morning for ESPN College GameDay

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department wants to make it easy for student to attend Saturday morning's ESPN College GameDay. The show, which airs beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, is in town for Saturday's game between the No. 3 Sooners and No. 6 Kansas (1:30 p.m., ESPN). The game has...

  • Oklahoma basketball: Buddy Hield named to Wooden Award list

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Coming off his game-winning 3-pointer Monday night against Texas, Oklahoma's Buddy Hield was named to the Late Season Top 20 list for the John R. Wooden Award. The award is presented to college basketball's best player with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Hield's inclusion on the list is little...

  • Oklahoma football: Defensive line coach Diron Reynolds leaving Sooners' staff, expected to take same job at Stanford

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    NORMAN — For the second straight year, Oklahoma will be looking for a defensive line coach after national signing day. Sooners assistant Diron Reynolds will not return in 2016, OU coach Bob Stoops confirmed in a news release Wednesday evening, and he is expected to take the defensive line...

  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooners fall to No. 3 in polls

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    After falling to Kansas State 80-69 on Saturday, previously No. 1 Oklahoma fell to No. 3 in Monday's The Associated Press poll. The Sooners still received seven first-place votes but came in behind No. 1 Villanova and No. 2 Maryland. Oklahoma beat Villanova 78-55 in Hawaii on Dec. 7. Six...

  • Oklahoma football: QB Tanner Schafer to walk on for Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma might only have two eligible scholarship quarterbacks but they added another preferred walk-on quarterback Friday in Tanner Schafer. Schafer (6-foot-3, 180 pounds) joins Reece Clark and Connor McGinnis as walk-on quarterbacks for the Sooners....

  • Signing day: Bob Stoops calls Tulsa McLain's Joshua Jacobs an 'excellent player'

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    NORMAN — Bob Stoops said he knew that once his staff offered Tulsa McLain’s Joshua Jacobs a scholarship, the floodgates could open. “As soon as it happened, we said, ‘Here it goes,’” Stoops said during Wednesday’s signing day news conference. “And it did.” Jacobs signed with Alabama on...

  • OU football: Signing day odds and ends on problems with recruiting, Jon-Michael Terry, emojis and more

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    [brightcove]4739400308001[/brightcove] NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops announced his 2016 signing class Wednesday, meaning that — barring any surprise additions to the class in the next few months — we have a pretty solid idea of what next year’s team will look like. The Sooners signed 18...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooner coaches confident in freshman quarterback Austin Kendall

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley are both confident that true freshman Austin Kendall will be fine as the Sooners’ second-team quarterback next season. Kendall, a four-star prospect from Waxhaw, N.C., is enrolled for this semester and will work out...

  • Oklahoma football: Linebacker commit Bryce Youngquist's status up in the air

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    NORMAN — Two days before signing day, longtime OU linebacker commitment Bryce Youngquist announced on his Twitter account that he wouldn’t sign just yet, citing “personal reasons.” The four-star prospect from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., still came up at Bob Stoops’ signing day news conference,...

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops confirms Dalton Wood is enrolled at OU, working with team

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops confirmed during Wednesday’s signing day news conference that tight end Dalton Wood is enrolled and working out with the football team. “He looks good,” Stoops said. “Hopefully he can take over in some of that fullback/H-back role as we go.” Wood was a...

  • Oklahoma football: Coaches surrounded by trophies during signing day news conference

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma's signing day news conference was unlike any before in terms of pageantry. Coach Bob Stoops, defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley and assistant head coach/recruiting coordinator Cale Gundy addressed reporters one-by-one behind a podium that...


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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.