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

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 7 hr ago

    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...

  • OU holding off on paying for loss-of-value insurance policies for football players

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A recently enacted NCAA rule gives schools the flexibility to pay the insurance premiums for loss-of-value insurance to protect players whose draft stock falls The premium on such a policy was estimated by Yahoo to be $55-60,000. The money, though, isn’t unlimited. Schools can use money from the...

  • OU DE Charles Tapper expects a big Baltimore crowd Saturday vs. West Virginia

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Sooners defensive end Charles Tapper’s mom is organizing a bus trip from Tapper’s native Baltimore to Morgantown for Saturday game. The cities are about three and a half hours apart. “We’re trying to get a bus load of at least a hundred deep,” Tapper said. “Trying to. We’ll see if the guys will...

  • Report: OU co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel a candidate for SMU job

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel is a candidate for the SMU head coaching job, EJ Holland of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and the Dallas Morning News reported Thursday. The job came open when June Jones resigned earlier this month two games into the season. Tom Mason is the...

  • OU WR Durron Neal itching for the end zone

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma junior wide receiver Durron Neal is having the best season of his career so far, already topping last year’s reception and yardage marks. But Neal is still missing something very important—a touchdown. He has 33 catches for 434 yards so far in his career but has yet to find the end zone....


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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.