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  • Oklahoma football: Sooners earn 2017 commitment from four-star OL Tyrese Robinson

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up its fifth commitment for its recruiting class of 2017 Saturday during its Junior Day event with four-star offensive guard Tyrese Robinson. Robinson is currently ranked as the 87th-best overall player by Rivals.com in the 2017 recruiting class. He also holds...

  • Oklahoma basketball: More on Ben Simmons' father's Oklahoma journey and other LSU-OU pregame notes

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    BATON ROUGE, La.—We're just a couple of hours to tipoff between No. 1 Oklahoma and LSU at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (4 p.m., ESPN). For Saturday's Oklahoman, I wrote about the inevitability of boiling this game down to Oklahoma's Buddy Hield and LSU's Ben Simmons. Earlier...

  • Oklahoma president David Boren doesn't expect a vote next week on adding a Big 12 title game

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    NORMAN — University of Oklahoma President David Boren acknowledges that differences exist among Big 12 Conference members regarding the path forward, but also doesn’t believe the league is in any imminent danger. As league executives gather next week in Dallas for Big 12 meetings, hot topics...

  • Oklahoma football: Zack Sanchez becomes sixth Sooner invited to 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    NORMAN — Add another Sooner to the list of 2016 NFL Scouting Combine invitees. Former Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez, who decided to forgo his senior season to enter the NFL Draft, received his invite to the event. He becomes the sixth known OU player to receive a Combine invite, joining...

  • Update: Blake Griffin reportedly out weeks with broken hand stemming from fight with team employee

    darnell mayberry | Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    Update: 10:45 a.m.: There is now a story behind the "undisclosed team-related incident" that resulted in Griffin's fractured right hand. According to ESPN's Michael Eaves, Griffin busted his hand during a fight with a member of the Los Angeles Clippers equipment staff on Sunday night...

  • Oklahoma football: Visitor sections being moved to north, east sides of stadium

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma football season ticket holders seated in some parts of the north, east and northeast sides of Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium will be relocated next season to make room for the new visitor sections. Several rows in sections 19-22, 226-228 and 233-235 will all be...

  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooners stay atop AP poll despite loss

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    NORMAN—Oklahoma's reign atop The Associated Press poll continues. Despite losing to Iowa State a week ago, the Sooners kept the top spot in The AP poll, six points ahead of No. 2 North Carolina. Oklahoma has 1,592 points and 36 first-place votes. The Tar Heels have 1,586 points and 29...

  • Oklahoma football: Cody Thomas' move to baseball officially announced

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    A day after it was reported that Oklahoma backup quarterback Cody Thomas would leave the football program to concentrate on playing baseball, the move was officially announced Sunday. "I'm always for my players doing what they feel is best for them," Sooners coach Bob...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners land another linebacker commitment from Emmanuel Beal

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma landed another linebacker commitment Sunday morning from Lackawanna Community College’s Emmanuel Beal, who was in Norman on an official visit this weekend. Beal is the second Lackawanna linebacker to commit to Oklahoma this weekend alone. Kapri Doucet gave his verbal...

  • Oklahoma football: Baker Mayfield lip-syncs to Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' at fundraising event

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    NORMAN — Former Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight was famously courted on national television by pop star Katy Perry. Saturday night, another OU quarterback pretended to be Katy Perry. Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield was a surprise contestant in a lip-syncing contest at Norman North High...

  • Oklahoma football: Former OU linebacker commit Pernell Jefferson flips to Nebraska

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    NORMAN — Three-star linebacker Pernell Jefferson committed to Nebraska on Saturday, completing a flip from Oklahoma that has long been considered inevitable. Jefferson, from New Orleans’ Warren Easton Senior High, committed to Oklahoma in August. He was a high school teammate of OU...

  • Oklahoma football: Cody Thomas leaving football program to focus on baseball

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    NORMAN — All of a sudden, Oklahoma’s quarterback room consists of superstar Baker Mayfield, a true freshman, a transfer who is ineligible for 2016 and two walk-ons. OU backup quarterback Cody Thomas is leaving the football program this spring to focus entirely on baseball, he confirmed in a...



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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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