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  • Oklahoma football: Nila Kasitati named to Polynesian player of the year watch list

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma senior right guard Nila Kasitati was named to the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award watch list, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced Tuesday. The award is presented annually to the best Polynesian college football player that displays great...

  • Oklahoma football: Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley talks growing up in interview with hometown TV station

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Throughout Lincoln Riley’s enormously successful coaching career, he’s never forgotten where he came from. That was evident on the trip I took last month to Muleshoe, Texas to report on a profile of Oklahoma’s new offensive coordinator, and is also evident in a recent telephone interview Riley...

  • Former OU All-American and NFL player Steve Zabel found his life's work after football

    BY JASON KERSEY Staff Writer jkersey@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Zabel will enter the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame on Monday, Aug. 3 because of his athletic prowess. He was a first-team All-American football player at Oklahoma — where he played tight end and linebacker — then spent 10 years in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots and...

  • Oklahoma football: Teammates say Joe Mixon's play could keep him in the spotlight

    BY JASON KERSEY | Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    NORMAN — It’s been exactly one year since the narrative changed surrounding Joe Mixon, who in an instant went from ballyhooed five-star running back prospect to suspended persona non grata.Mixon has worked his way back from that early-morning incident, when he punched a female OU student and...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Bill Hancock talks College Football Playoff's inaugural season, challenges

    Jason Kersey,Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's college football podcast from 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...

  • OU football: Eric Striker lets his personality shine

    BY JASON KERSEY | Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    DALLAS — Eric Striker taunted mascots, ribbed media members for their clothing and told jokes. He also spoke sincerely about racial issues and, of course, the problems that plagued the Sooner football team last season and how he expects it to be different in 2015. In the aftermath of the...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Eric Striker talks Instagram, the SAE incident and the OU defense

    Jason Kersey,Ryan Aber | Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's college football podcast from 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...

  • Big 12 Media Days: Dana Holgorsen remembers a young Lincoln Riley

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    DALLAS — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen was coaching Texas Tech wide receivers when Lincoln Riley became a student assistant in the early 2000s. Riley had walked on to the Red Raiders’ team as a quarterback, but then-Tech coach Mike Leach noticed his intelligence and offered him a chance...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Live from Day One at Big 12 Media Days in Dallas

    Jason Kersey,Ryan Aber,Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's college football podcast from 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...



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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.


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