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  • Oklahoma football recruiting: Did an Oklahoma fan upset a 5-Star recruit with angry tweets?

    darnell mayberry | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Caleb Kelly is a five-star linebacker from Fresno, Calif. He's ranked as the third best outside linebacker and the 14th best overall prospect in the country by Rivals.com. As National Signing Day approaches Wednesday, Kelly has narrowed his college choices to Oklahoma, Oregon and...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners flip four-star defensive end Mark Jackson from Texas A&M

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    NORMAN — Four-star defensive end Mark Jackson flipped his commitment from Texas A&M to Oklahoma on Monday, Jackson told the San Antonio Express-News. Jackson took an official visit to Norman last weekend. He had been committed to the Aggies since last May. Ranked as the 13th-best...

  • Oklahoma football: Junior college receiver Ryan Parker unlikely to sign with Sooners

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma junior college wide receiver commitment Ryan Parker is unlikely to sign with the Sooners on Wednesday because of grade concerns, sources confirmed to The Oklahoman. The news isn’t surprising. SoonerScoop.com and SoonersIllustrated.com — the OU Rivals and Scout affiliates,...

  • Oklahoma football: Wide receiver Zach Farrar flips from Mississippi State, commits to Sooners

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma added another wide receiver to its 2016 recruiting class Sunday night, when three-star prospect Zach Farrar flipped from Mississippi State to become the Sooners’ third commitment of the weekend. Farrar, from Southlake (Texas) Carroll High, committed to Mississippi State on...

  • Oklahoma basketball: Buddy Hield admires Leonard Fournette

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    BATON ROUGE, La.—After Oklahoma pulled out a big road win over LSU, 77-75, on Saturday, Sooners star Buddy Hield said he was prepared for the noise in the arena. "It was loud," Hield said. "I figured it was gonna be loud just watching the football games and how crazy it is there....

  • Oklahoma basketball: 'The playground's more intense' says Isaiah Cousins

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    Oklahoma senior guard Isaiah Cousins grew up in Mount Vernon, N.Y., just outside of New York City. Cousins plays his game with a New York edge. When LSU fans showed Cousins and his teammates with boos—and soda and who knows what else—as they left the floor Saturday following a 77-75...

  • Oklahoma basketball: Looking ahead at the week in the Big 12

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    After a few days away from conference play, the Big 12 returns to conference play this week in a week that figures to continue to shake out the conference title race. Going into this week, six of the league’s 10 teams are within a game of first place in the league. This week, only...

  • Oklahoma basketball: Lon Kruger joins exclusive club in Sooners' win over LSU

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sun, Jan 31, 2016

    Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger became the fourth active college basketball coach with 100 or more wins at three different Division I schools with Saturday’s 77-75 come-from-behind win over LSU. Kruger won 104 games at Florida and 161 at UNLV. The other active coaches who have achieved that mark:...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners earn 2017 commitment from four-star OL Tyrese Robinson

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up its fifth commitment for its recruiting class of 2017 Saturday during its Junior Day event with four-star offensive guard Tyrese Robinson. Robinson is currently ranked as the 87th-best overall player by Rivals.com in the 2017 recruiting class. He also holds...

  • Oklahoma basketball: More on Ben Simmons' father's Oklahoma journey and other LSU-OU pregame notes

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    BATON ROUGE, La.—We're just a couple of hours to tipoff between No. 1 Oklahoma and LSU at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (4 p.m., ESPN). For Saturday's Oklahoman, I wrote about the inevitability of boiling this game down to Oklahoma's Buddy Hield and LSU's Ben Simmons. Earlier...

  • Oklahoma president David Boren doesn't expect a vote next week on adding a Big 12 title game

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    NORMAN — University of Oklahoma President David Boren acknowledges that differences exist among Big 12 Conference members regarding the path forward, but also doesn’t believe the league is in any imminent danger. As league executives gather next week in Dallas for Big 12 meetings, hot topics...

  • Oklahoma football: Zack Sanchez becomes sixth Sooner invited to 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    NORMAN — Add another Sooner to the list of 2016 NFL Scouting Combine invitees. Former Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez, who decided to forgo his senior season to enter the NFL Draft, received his invite to the event. He becomes the sixth known OU player to receive a Combine invite, joining...


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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.