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  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking Sooner football with WWE legend, OU superfan Jim Ross

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber. The podcast’s name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as “fiction writers.” You can click on the link...

  • Oklahoma football: Wide receiver Sterling Shepard returns to No. 1 on top-10 Sooners list

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma dropped to 5-2 on the season after Saturday’s 31-30 home loss to Kansas State, and it’s Tuesday morning. That means it’s time to update my list of the top-10 Sooner football players. Click here for the most recent rankings last Tuesday. What do you guys think? Let me know in the...

  • Oklahoma football: Jay Norvell says Dorial Green-Beckham is 'growing and maturing' during year off

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NORMAN — Jay Norvell had nothing but all-out praise for Dorial Green-Beckham during his session with reporters Monday afternoon. “He’s like a different guy,” Norvell said. “He’s been working really hard and doing a lot of great things off the field too. … He’s growing and maturing.” Green-Beckham...

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops miffed at fullback Aaron Ripkowski's ejection for targeting

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NORMAN — Senior fullback Aaron Ripkowski was ejected from last week’s loss to Kansas State for targeting, a call that coach Bob Stoops still seemed confused by on Monday. Early in the game, as quarterback Trevor Knight scrambled and was being pursued by K-State defensive end Ryan Mueller,...

  • Oklahoma kicker Michael Hunnicutt: 'No one felt worse'

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Sooners kicker Michael Hunnicutt had an uncharacteristic awful day Saturday. He missed a pair of field goals, either of which likely would’ve won the game for Oklahoma, and had an extra point blocked. Monday, Hunnicutt talked to reporters after not being made available following the game. “I was...

  • Halftime thoughts: Oklahoma-Kansas State

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    NORMAN—Oklahoma trails Kansas State 21-17 at halftime. Here are some observations in the first half and what to watch for in the second. THREE THINGS THAT STOOD OUT IN THE FIRST HALF -Tyler Lockett is still really good. Lockett’s numbers are down a bit from last season but that’s due more to what...

  • Oklahoma football: Two pressing questions about OU-Kansas State

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    NORMAN — No. 11 Oklahoma continues Big 12 Conference play this morning at home against No. 14 Kansas State. This is the first of three pregame blog posts from Ryan Aber and I. Here, we each ask a pressing question that we hope to see answered Saturday. ABER: Can OU slow down Tyler Lockett?...

  • Oklahoma football: Two players with something to prove against Kansas State

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    NORMAN — Here is the second of three pregame blogs from Ryan Aber and I. Here, we each pick one Oklahoma player who has something to prove today against Kansas State. ABER: Durron Neal. Neal could be on this every week but it’s time for a receiver not named Sterling Shepard to turn in a […]

  • Oklahoma football: Two bold predictions about OU-Kansas State

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    NORMAN — Here is the final of our three pregame blog posts to preview Oklahoma’s game against Kansas State. Here, Ryan Aber and I each make one bold prediction for this morning’s game. ABER: Trevor Knight rushes for at least 80 yards and a touchdown. OU coaches might be terrified of Knight...

  • Sooners sending personalized Wheaties boxes to prospective recruits

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Oklahoma continues to get creative with its recruiting pitches to prospective football players. At least two recruits—both already committed to the Sooners—tweeted out pictures of Wheaties boxes the Sooners sent them. The boxes are personalized with the player’s photo on the front and “Oklahoma...

  • Oklahoma football: Looking back at the 17 kickoff-return touchdowns in Sooner history

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    (On Friday in The Oklahoman and on NewsOK.com, we’ll dive into the art of the kick return touchdown: the players and schemes that make them happen, the historical perspective of the difference they make in outcomes, the effort to recruit those speedsters and more. The following is a teaser.)...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing Oklahoma-Kansas State with KSU beat writer Kellis Robinett

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber. The podcast’s name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as “fiction writers.” You can click on the link...



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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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