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  • OU running back Keith Ford to transfer

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Oklahoma has a strong stable of running backs but the field got a bit thinner Wednesday when Keith Ford announced he would transfer. SoonerScoop.com first reported the decision. The junior was suspended indefinitely earlier in the spring for academic and team rules violations. “The past...

  • Oklahoma football: Sporting News puts Sooners at No. 20 in preseason rankings

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, May 7, 2015

    NORMAN — The stark contrast between 2014 and 2015 expectations for the Oklahoma football team were put on display once again with the Thursday release of Sporting News’ preseason Top 25. The Sooners came in at No. 20 in college football writer Matt Hayes’ list. Of the Sooners, Hayes writes, “A...

  • OU strong in the NFL Draft, slipped in Big 12. Why?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    OU UPDATE - Columnist Jenni Carlson and OU writer Jason Kersey review the Sooners' biggest surprises and free-agent signees from the NFL Draft.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Regents will consider $7 million Lloyd Noble Center addition

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet later this week in Norman, and according to the final meeting agenda, the regents will consider a $7 million addition to Lloyd Noble Center. According to the agenda item, the addition would add approximately 18,400 square feet to the...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners offer scholarship to fascinating 2017 athlete Bruce Jordan-Swilling

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma has offered a scholarship to 2017 prospect Bruce Jordan-Swilling, the adopted son of former New Orleans Saints All-Pro linebacker Pat Swilling. Jordan-Swilling, who just finished his sophomore season at Brother Martin High in New Orleans, is considered a four-star athlete by...

  • OU football: Former quarterback/tight end Blake Bell taken by San Francisco in fourth round

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Blake Bell, the former OU quarterback, was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 117th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Saturday.

  • NFL Draft: Former OU fullback Aaron Ripkowski heading to Green Bay Packers after sixth-round pick

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Aaron Ripkowski walked on to the Oklahoma football team four years ago. Saturday, he was drafted by one of the NFL’s elite franchises. The Green Bay Packers selected the former OU fullback with the 206th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Ripkowski first established himself as...

  • NFL Draft: Minnesota Vikings select Tyrus Thompson in the sixth round

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Tyrus Thompson was the 185th overall selection in the NFL Draft, going to the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round. The former OU left tackle became the sixth Sooner to be drafted, following Dorial Green-Beckham, Jordan Phillips, Geneo Grissom, Daryl Williams and Blake Bell. Thompson started...

  • NFL Draft: San Francisco 49ers pick Blake Bell in the fourth round

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Blake Bell switched positions last offseason because he felt like he had a better chance to make it in the NFL as a tight end. That strategy worked. Bell, the former quarterback, was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 117th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft on...



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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.


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