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  • NCAA Tournament: Sooners get an excellent draw

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    The NCAA basketball committee has a way of cutting the baby in half. OU wanted to go Omaha. Instead, OSU is going to Omaha. But if OSU can beat Oregon in a first-round game, top-seeded Wisconsin almost surely awaits. So the Sooners aren’t looking for any swaps. They’ll take Columbus. Let’s...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking about the SAE video and race relations at OU with J.D. Runnels

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    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...

  • Bowlsby: Big 12 ADs in favor of eliminating football co-champions

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The Big 12 was ridiculed last season for it’s “On True Champion” slogan, especially in football. When the season ended with Baylor and TCU tied for the conference title and Big 12 leadership said there would be no tiebreaker applied, that both Baylor and TCU would be declared co-champions,...

  • Former OU running back David Smith headed to Jacksonville State

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Shortly after Oklahoma’s loss to Oklahoma State last December, Sooners running back David Smith made it known that he would transfer. Thursday, Smith made his destination known with an Instagram post. Jacksonville State plays in the Football Championship Subdivision and Smith will be...

  • OU guard Frank Booker: 'Trying to end' rivalry between athletes and fraternities

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.—After Oklahoma went through their shoot around on Wednesday afternoon at the Sprint Center, Sooners players and coaches were once again asked about the fallout from the racist video involving OU students from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Oklahoma’s Frank Booker was...

  • Oklahoma football: Geneo Grissom catches passes during OU Pro Day to show versatility

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    NORMAN — Geneo Grissom played defensive end, tight end and linebacker during his OU football career, and at OU’s Pro Day on Wednesday, he showed NFL scouts a little bit of everything. Grissom attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last month and was listed as a defensive end. He came...

  • Sam Bradford is recruiting DeMarco Murray to the Eagles

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    One reason Eagles coach Chip Kelly might be serious about keeping Sam Bradford around: DeMarco Murray. Kelly, the former University of Oregon head coach, has been picking up former Ducks players left and right, which leaves you thinking he still may be intrigued by possibly acquiring his former...

  • Oklahoma football: David Boren calls Clay Travis column 'sheer and utter nonsense'

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    NORMAN — Clay Travis wrote a column on OutkickTheCoverage.com earlier this week, asking whether OU applied a double standard to athletes and non-athletes when it comes to disciplinary action. The university expelled two of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon members leading a racist chant in a leaked video...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners skip another spring practice, likely won't return to the field until March 23

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma canceled another spring practice Wednesday, meaning the Sooners likely won’t get back on the practice field until Monday, March 23 after spring break next week. The OU football team, wearing all black, walked into the Everest Training Center, stood in silent protest and said the...

  • Oklahoma football: Dorial Green-Beckham's decision largely hinged on his girlfriend's pregnancy

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    NORMAN — Dorial Green-Beckham spoke to reporters in Oklahoma for the first time Wednesday after going through OU’s annual Pro Day. Once again, he said his decision to leave Norman without ever playing a down for the Sooners was based on “what was best for my family.” His father, John Beckham,...

  • Will Sam Bradford be the Eagles' starting quarterback in 2015?

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Chip Kelly said that Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez are his QBs. — Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) March 11, 2015 Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday at his press conference with Philly media that he was offered him a first-round pick for Bradford, but that Bradford is one of his...

  • OU President David Boren responds to Barry Switzer statement on SAE video

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    After the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents met Tuesday afternoon, OU President David Boren responded to the statement earlier in the day from former Sooners coach Barry Switzer. “I think it’s just a matter of being from a di “I think it’s just a matter of being from a...


The OU Bloggers

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.