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  • Sooners will play at LSU; Cowboys at Auburn in Big 12/SEC Challenge

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    The Big 12/SEC Challenge is taking a more prominent place in the schedule next season. And not that the Big 12 needs any more tough games down the stretch in men’s basketball but Oklahoma drew a strong matchup Thursday when the schedule was released. The Sooners will play at LSU, a team that’s in...

  • AUDIO: OU fan makes Buddy Hield song to tune of 'Louie Louie'

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, May 14, 2015

    Oklahoma basketball fans are already pretty excited about the upcoming season. The Sooners should be in the top 15 to start the season and return four starters from last year’s Sweet 16 team. The most recognizable of those starters is Buddy Hield, who announced last month that he would...

  • Can Keith Ford still make the NFL?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, May 14, 2015

    OU tailback Keith Ford has transferred, and that’s not the least bit surprising. Truth is, I thought that was already a done deal with the announced suspension from the spring. The Sooners have plenty of tailbacks, it seems, but Ford was a ballplayer. Outside of those pesky fumbles, Ford appeared...

  • OU running back Keith Ford to transfer

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Oklahoma has a strong stable of running backs but the field got a bit thinner Wednesday when Keith Ford announced he would transfer. SoonerScoop.com first reported the decision. The junior was suspended indefinitely earlier in the spring for academic and team rules violations. “The past...

  • Former OU, Kingfisher standout Curtis Lofton gets married

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, May 11, 2015

    Former Kingfisher High standout and Oklahoma linebacker Curtis Lofton got married over the weekend. He wed Jenny Nichols in New Orleans, where he played for the Saints for the past three seasons. The Saints released Lofton in March as part of a salary-cutting move. The Raiders quickly claimed the...

  • College football: Beware the path of boxing

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, May 8, 2015

    I wrote about the Big 12’s leadership problem for the Friday Oklahoman. But there’s a fundamental problem within college football (and basketball, to a lesser degree) that ties in with a certain event that infatuated some of America last weekend. It’s a fundamental lesson that college football...

  • Oklahoma football: Sporting News puts Sooners at No. 20 in preseason rankings

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    NORMAN — The stark contrast between 2014 and 2015 expectations for the Oklahoma football team were put on display once again with the Thursday release of Sporting News’ preseason Top 25. The Sooners came in at No. 20 in college football writer Matt Hayes’ list. Of the Sooners, Hayes writes, “A...

  • Big 12 invites its football teams to beat each other's brains out

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    The Big 12 long ago followed its “One True Champion” marketing campaign off a cliff. But now the conference seems determined to drag itself back up the mountain so it can plummet again. The Big 12 on Wednesday voted in tiebreaking procedures to declare a football champion, in the case of a tie....

  • Bob Bowlsby 'doesn't sense a conference title game' coming to Big 12

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    So, is the Big 12 title game coming back or not? Not even Bob Bowlsby seems to know the exact direction of the league at this moment. Back in March, the Big 12 commissioner said the league’s commissioners were in favor of ending the conference’s co-champion policy in football via the...

  • Oklahoma basketball: Regents will consider $7 million Lloyd Noble Center addition

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet later this week in Norman, and according to the final meeting agenda, the regents will consider a $7 million addition to Lloyd Noble Center. According to the agenda item, the addition would add approximately 18,400 square feet to the...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners offer scholarship to fascinating 2017 athlete Bruce Jordan-Swilling

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma has offered a scholarship to 2017 prospect Bruce Jordan-Swilling, the adopted son of former New Orleans Saints All-Pro linebacker Pat Swilling. Jordan-Swilling, who just finished his sophomore season at Brother Martin High in New Orleans, is considered a four-star athlete by...

  • NFL Draft: Former OU fullback Aaron Ripkowski heading to Green Bay Packers after sixth-round pick

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Aaron Ripkowski walked on to the Oklahoma football team four years ago. Saturday, he was drafted by one of the NFL’s elite franchises. The Green Bay Packers selected the former OU fullback with the 206th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Ripkowski first established himself as...


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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.