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  • Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard drafted by New York Giants

    Oklahoma\'s Sterling Shepard drafted by New York... Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Sterling Shepard was tiny when he first arrived at Oklahoma City’s Heritage Hall as a high school freshman. So small that his new teammates gave him a nickname: Mouse. “He was probably 5-6 or 5-7 and 150 pounds, soaking wet,” recalled Markus Wakefield, a high school teammate of Shepard’s....

  • Oklahoma football: Four-star RB commits to Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Hours after losing a wide receiver prospect, Oklahoma added a running back to its 2017 group of commitments. Four-star Trey Sermon from Marietta (Ga.) Sprayberry announced his commitment to the Sooners on Twitter. Sermon (6-foot-1, 221 pounds) has offers that include Alabama,...

  • Oklahoma football: Lamb decommits from Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    Wide receiver prospect CeeDee Lamb decommitted from Oklahoma on Friday, announcing his decision to re-open his recruitment on Twitter. "I want to make sure the school I sign to is the right school for me," Lamb posted.  Lamb (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) committed to the Sooners in...

  • NCAA reverses course on satellite camp ban

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    In the aftermath of the NCAA Division I Council’s ban on satellite camps earlier this month, there was intense backlash from coaches, recruits and their families, who argued that it would unfairly cost under-the-radar — but talented — prospects opportunities. Apparently those voices were...

  • OU beat writer Jason Kersey bidding farewell to The Oklahoman after nearly a decade

    OU beat writer Jason Kersey bidding farewell to... Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    I pulled off Broadway Extension and into the parking lot, turned the key to park my 2003 Hyundai Accent, grabbed my three-ring binder of work examples and took a deep breath. Waiting for me inside the old Oklahoman headquarters — the tower off Broadway Extension and Britton Road — was sports...

  • Former Sooner Dillon Overton named PCL Pitcher of Week

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Former Oklahoma standout Dillon Overton was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year earlier this week. Overton, who is from Weatherford, threw a complete game last week for the Nashville Sounds, holding Colorado Springs to one run on five hits in seven innings of a doubleheader...

  • Oklahoma football: Eight Sooners commits on ESPN 300

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Eight Oklahoma football commits are on the latest ESPN 300 ranking of the nation's top recruits for the 2017 class, released Wednesday. The group of Sooners commits is led by Waxahachie (Texas) wide receiver Jalen Reagor at No. 75. Other OU commits on the list include...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners commit, John Marshall CB invited to All-American game

    Oklahoma football: Sooners commit, John... Ryan Aber | Updated: Tue, Apr 26, 2016

    Oklahoma commit and John Marshall standout cornerback Justin Broiles received an invite to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blessed to have received my official invite to the U. S. Army...

  • Oklahoma basketball: Buddy Hield hires Kobe Bryant's agent

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    Buddy Hield has said Kobe Bryant is his basketball idol, a player that he studied growing up in the Bahamas.  Now, as the now-former Oklahoma star prepares for the NBA Draft, he's following in Hield's footsteps. According to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, Hield has signed...

  • Oklahoma football: Wide receiver John Humphrey announces he will transfer

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma redshirt freshman wide receiver John Humphrey has decided to transfer, he announced Wednesday afternoon on his Twitter account. The news comes as a big surprise considering the big opportunity available for all the receivers on Oklahoma’s roster entering 2016. The speedy...

  • Oklahoma State football shows continued improvement in latest APR figures

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    The Oklahoma State football program’s multiyear Academic Progress Rate made a big jump in 2015, according to the latest APR figures released by the NCAA on Wednesday. OSU football posted a 947 multiyear APR, which is 13 points higher than last year’s score and took the Cowboys from dead last...

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops visits Michigan State, old friend Mark Dantonio

    Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops visits Michigan... Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio have been friends for more than 30 years, since both were Big Ten graduate assistant coaches in the mid-1980s. The Sooners wrapped up spring practices last week, so Stoops traveled to East Lansing, Mich., to spend a few days with...


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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.