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  • Oklahoma running backs coach Cale Gundy talks recruiting and summer workouts with Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine

    jkersey | Published: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    NORMAN — I wrote for the Sunday newspaper about OU running backs coach Cale Gundy and the remarkable success he’s had on the recruiting trail the past several years. You can read that story here. As is usually the case, though, there was lots of good stuff from my conversation with Gundy that...

  • Oklahoma football: Mike Stoops says defensive tackle Jordan Phillips a full participant in summer workouts

    jason kersey | Published: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    EDMOND — Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops delivered a bit of good news Monday morning before playing in the Scott Verplank Foundation Invitiational at Oak Tree National. Junior defensive tackle Jordan Phillips is fully participating in the Sooners’ summer workouts after missing most...

  • OU freshman football player Steven Parker arrested

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Jun 22, 2014

    NORMAN—Oklahoma freshman safety Steven Parker was arrested early Sunday morning on a complaint of public intoxication, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s office.

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking Dorial Green-Beckham and OU football recruiting

    jason kersey, ryan aber | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 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...

  • Barry Switzer's resignation: Where were you 25 years ago?

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    June 19, 1989. Where were you when OU coach Barry Switzer resigned? I was probably in some little swimming pool as a 3 1/2-year-old with no awareness of Switzer or his greatness, but the legendary Sooners coach resigned on this day 25 years ago. Tell us where you were, what you were doing and...

  • OU stadium renovations on the Board of Regents agenda next week

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Renovations to Oklahoma Memorial Stadium are on the agenda for the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents meeting that begins Monday in Ardmore, according to the preliminary agenda posted Thursday (Page 45). While no specifics are listed on the agenda—including anticipated cost—the posting...

  • Barry Switzer's resignation: Readers tell where they were 25 years ago

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Here are some reader responses via Facebook and Twitter from our “Where were you when Barry Switzer resigned?” callout. Twitter @NewsOKSports In mourning, disbelief, disgust at the weasel law prof that fired him. Same weasel that hired Anita Hill — Warren Parham (@att_warren) June 19, 2014...

  • Former top prospect Dorial Green-Beckham to Oklahoma? Three reasons it makes sense, and three reasons it doesn't

    jason kersey | Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    NORMAN — A little more than two years ago, Oklahoma was a major player in the Dorial Green-Beckham sweepstakes. Green-Beckham, a five-star wide receiver prospect considered the nation’s best player in the recruiting class of 2012, ultimately picked Missouri and compiled 87 catches, 1,278...

  • Big 12 football: The case for a BYU scheduling alliance

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    I’m in the process of compiling my annual list of the Big 12 football games, ranking them one through 75. I once did one through 96, but going from 12 to 10 members cost the league 21 games. That ranking is planned for the Sunday Oklahoman. I’m also in the process of doing a bunch […]

  • Golden Nugget favors Sooners across the board

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    Today’s evidence that college football season is getting closer: the release of odds for 200 of the top games of the season by Golden Nugget. It’s no big surprise that Oklahoma is featured nine times on the list, with only games against Louisiana Tech (Aug. 30), at Tulsa (Sept. 6) and Kansas...


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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.