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  • NCAA reverses course on satellite camp ban

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    In the aftermath of the NCAA Division I Council’s ban on satellite camps earlier this month, there was intense backlash from coaches, recruits and their families, who argued that it would unfairly cost under-the-radar — but talented — prospects opportunities. Apparently those voices were...

  • OU beat writer Jason Kersey bidding farewell to The Oklahoman after nearly a decade

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    I pulled off Broadway Extension and into the parking lot, turned the key to park my 2003 Hyundai Accent, grabbed my three-ring binder of work examples and took a deep breath. Waiting for me inside the old Oklahoman headquarters — the tower off Broadway Extension and Britton Road — was sports...

  • Former Sooner Dillon Overton named PCL Pitcher of Week

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Former Oklahoma standout Dillon Overton was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year earlier this week. Overton, who is from Weatherford, threw a complete game last week for the Nashville Sounds, holding Colorado Springs to one run on five hits in seven innings of a doubleheader...

  • Oklahoma football: Eight Sooners commits on ESPN 300

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Eight Oklahoma football commits are on the latest ESPN 300 ranking of the nation's top recruits for the 2017 class, released Wednesday. The group of Sooners commits is led by Waxahachie (Texas) wide receiver Jalen Reagor at No. 75. Other OU commits on the list include...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners commit, John Marshall CB invited to All-American game

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Oklahoma commit and John Marshall standout cornerback Justin Broiles received an invite to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blessed to have received my official invite to the U. S. Army...

  • Oklahoma basketball: Buddy Hield hires Kobe Bryant's agent

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    Buddy Hield has said Kobe Bryant is his basketball idol, a player that he studied growing up in the Bahamas.  Now, as the now-former Oklahoma star prepares for the NBA Draft, he's following in Hield's footsteps. According to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, Hield has signed...

  • Oklahoma football: Wide receiver John Humphrey announces he will transfer

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma redshirt freshman wide receiver John Humphrey has decided to transfer, he announced Wednesday afternoon on his Twitter account. The news comes as a big surprise considering the big opportunity available for all the receivers on Oklahoma’s roster entering 2016. The speedy...

  • Oklahoma State football shows continued improvement in latest APR figures

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    The Oklahoma State football program’s multiyear Academic Progress Rate made a big jump in 2015, according to the latest APR figures released by the NCAA on Wednesday. OSU football posted a 947 multiyear APR, which is 13 points higher than last year’s score and took the Cowboys from dead last...

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops visits Michigan State, old friend Mark Dantonio

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio have been friends for more than 30 years, since both were Big Ten graduate assistant coaches in the mid-1980s. The Sooners wrapped up spring practices last week, so Stoops traveled to East Lansing, Mich., to spend a few days with...

  • Texas coach Charlie Strong says Shane Buechele hasn't won quarterback job yet

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    Texas’ quarterback situation took an interesting turn at last weekend’s spring game when true freshman and early enrollee Shane Buechele dazzled fans, throwing for 299 yards and two touchdowns. Buechele far outpaced senior Tyrone Swoopes, who completed just 4 of 16 pass attempts for 71 yards...

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops says Sterling Shepard will be a 'fabulous' NFL player

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said that he expects former Sooner receiver Sterling Shepard to be “fabulous” at the next level. Shepard, a former Heritage Hall standout, caught 233 career passes for 3,482 yards and 26 touchdowns during his four seasons with the Sooners. Last year, he led...

  • NCAA Division I Council bans 'satellite camps,' a decision that will affect both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State

    Jason Kersey,Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Fri, Apr 8, 2016

    [brightcove]4837993400001[/brightcove] After Friday’s action by the NCAA Division I Council, satellite camps are no more. The council approved a proposal that will require Football Bowl Subdivision programs to “conduct camps and clinics at their school’s facilities or at facilities regularly...


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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.