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  • Sooners gets commit from Texas shooting guard Rashard Odomes

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Oklahoma’s basketball team picked up its second commitment of the 2015 class when 6-foot-5 shooting guard Rashard Odomes of Copperas Cove, Texas, committed to the Sooners. Odomes announced his decision on Twitter, posting “I am excited to say that I will be attending the University...

  • Oklahoma football: Answering leftover questions from Tuesday's Power Lunch live chat

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    NORMAN — I participated in the NewsOK Power Lunch live chat this morning, but my Internet connection gave out before I could answer most of the questions in the queue. I copied several of them onto my computer and will now answer them in this blog post. Sorry for the inconvenience if you were on […]

  • OU football: Freshman running back Samaje Perine bursts onto list of top-10 Sooner football players

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma improved to 4-0 with its 45-33 victory at West Virginia last weekend on Owen Field, and it’s Tuesday. That means it’s time to update my list of the top-10 Sooner football players. Click here for last week’s rankings. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below....

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Recapping OU's Big 12 opening victory at West Virginia

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s new 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...

  • OU football: Joe Mixon trial date set for Oct. 27

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    The misdemeanor trial for Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon has been scheduled for Oct. 27, a few days before the surveillance video of the incident that led to the charges will be made public by law. Jury selection in the case is set for Oct. 20, which could also be an important date for […]

  • OU football: Samaje Perine superlatives: What they’re saying about the Sooners’ freshman running back

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    How can he just be a freshman? Many people were asking that question after Samaje Perine bowled over West Virginia Saturday night. The true frosh’s performance running the ball elicited some of the best quotes of the night on Twitter: Evans reaction to Perine’s power = nature video in which lion...

  • Halftime thoughts: Oklahoma at West Virginia

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Oklahoma and West Virginia are tied at 24 at the half here at Milan Puskar Stadium. Here are a few quick thoughts, things to watch moving forward and stats from the first half. THREE THINGS THAT STOOD OUT -Samaje Perine is a beast and Alex Ross can flat out sprint. Without Keith...

  • OU football: Mixed reactions to Sooners’ alternate jerseys

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    OU is breaking out its alternate jerseys for the first time this season tonight against West Virginia. The new duds have been met with mixed reactions from the public. The current players love them, and so do the former Sooners. But some past players expressed a little saltiness for not getting a...

  • Oklahoma football: Two pressing questions about the Sooners’ game at West Virginia

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — Fourth-ranked Oklahoma opens Big 12 Conference play tonight at West Virginia. The Oklahoman’s crew is staying near the Pittsburgh airport, hence the dateline on this post. This is the first of three pregame blog posts from Ryan Aber and I. Here, we each ask a pressing question...

  • Oklahoma football: Two players with something to prove Saturday at West Virginia

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — 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 tonight against West Virginia. ABER: Julian Wilson. Going back to the secondary, Wilson will get tested quite a bit in this one and OU’s tackling...

  • Oklahoma football: Two bold predictions about Saturday’s game at West Virginia

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Here is the final of our three pregame blog posts to preview Oklahoma’s game at West Virginia. Here, Ryan Aber and I each make one bold prediction for this evening’s game. ABER: The Sooners won’t score in the fourth quarter. Two years ago, OU scored 12 fourth-quarter points...

  • Big 12 coaches not surprised by Oklahoma State, West Virginia games

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma State and West Virginia lost by a combined 16 points to Florida State and Alabama, the respective No. 1 and 2 teams in the country. Strong showing, indeed. So the question of the day was this: What does OSU’s effort against Florida State and WVU’s against Alabama say about the strength...


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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


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.