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  • NFL Draft: Eric Striker goes undrafted, but becomes social media sensation after his speech to family aired live on ESPN

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Former Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker was one of hundreds of NFL Draft hopefuls who didn’t hear his name called this weekend, but he still managed to shine because of a heartfelt speech broadcast on ESPN. Late in the seventh round, ESPN went live to Striker’s draft watch party, where dozens...

  • College football: Former Sooners and Cowboys reflect on EA Sports lawsuit settlement

    Complied by Jason Kersey and John Helsley | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    ZAC ROBINSON Oklahoma State quarterback (2006-09) Settlement received: $4,500 For me, you can use my likeness. The experience of being in a video game and having millions of people play you on a video game, not to mention you can play yourself, was far greater than getting a few thousand...

  • NFL Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick former OU linebacker Devante Bond in sixth round

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Devante Bond’s willingness to fight back from what looked like the premature end to a promising football career paid off in a big way Saturday. Bond was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 183rd overall pick in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Bond was the fourth Sooner off...

  • Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard drafted by New York Giants

    Jason Kersey | Yesterday

    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....

  • 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

    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...

  • Weather alters OU-Iowa State series

    By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer, jkersey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Oklahoma's weekend Big 12 Conference series at Iowa State has been altered slightly because of the weather forecast in Ames, Iowa. Instead of playing one game a day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as originally scheduled, the Sooners and Cyclones will play a doubleheader Friday at 2 p.m. and 4...

  • OU football: Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard a hot prospect entering the 2016 NFL Draft

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Many experts believe the former Oklahoma standout will be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft on Friday during the second or third round. But according to one of them, scouts didn’t only recently begin drooling over Shepard.

  • OU men's gymnastics: For Sooners' Yul Moldauer, team's success brings individual success

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Apr 22, 2016

    The Sooner men’s and women’s gymnastics teams celebrated their 2016 national titles at a Friday ceremony just outside the OU student union.


Jason Kersey

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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.

Jason Kersey, OU football and basketball beat writer