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  • Oklahoma football: Student assistants work long, unpaid hours in pursuit of a dream

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    Currently, there are three OU student assistants — Matt Foster, K.C. Gundy and Joe Castiglione Jr. — but NCAA rules place no limits on the number of such volunteers allowed at each school.

  • Oklahoma, Kelly Damphousse honored by National Football Foundation

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma and Kelly Damphousse are being recognized by the National Football Foundation “for their efforts in fostering excellence among the student-athletes,” according to a news release issued by the NFF. Damphousse, OU’s Faculty Athletics Representative, will be...

  • Oklahoma football: Collinsville linebacker, OU commit Levi Draper accepts invitation to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma 2017 linebacker commitment Levi Draper accepted an invitation to play in next year’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Draper announced the news on his Twitter account. The Collinsville standout originally committed to Oklahoma State last summer before changing...

  • State of the Sooners: A look at Oklahoma's running backs entering 2016

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Apr 5, 2016

    NORMAN — Continuing our “State of the Sooners” series, here is a look at Oklahoma’s running backs entering 2016. The Sooners will host their annual spring game Saturday afternoon on Owen Field. RB No.; Name; Cl.; Ht.; Wt. 32; Samaje Perine; Jr.; 5-10; 234 25; Joe Mixon; RSo.; 6-1; 226...

  • State of the Sooners: A look at Oklahoma's receivers entering 2016

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Apr 4, 2016

    NORMAN — Continuing our “State of the Sooners” series, here is a look at Oklahoma’s wide receivers and tight ends entering 2016. The Sooners will host their annual spring game Saturday afternoon on Owen Field. WR No.; Name; Cl.; Ht.; Wt. 11; Dede Westbrook; Sr.; 6-0; 170 15; Jeffery Mead;...

  • State of the Sooners: A look at Oklahoma's offensive line entering 2016

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Apr 4, 2016

    NORMAN — Continuing our “State of the Sooners” series, here is a look at Oklahoma’s offensive linemen entering 2016. The Sooners will host their annual spring game Saturday afternoon on Owen Field. LT No.; Name; Cl.; Ht.; Wt. 78; Orlando Brown; RSo.; 6-8; 357 71; Bobby Evans; RFr.; 6-4;...

  • Corey Wilson's annual 'Ball for a Cause' OU alumni game moving from hardwood to the softball diamond

    By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer, jkersey@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Apr 5, 2016

    In each of the past three Aprils, “Ball for a Cause” was a charity basketball game featuring former Sooner football players that was played the night before the OU spring game.

  • State of the Sooners: A look at Oklahoma's defensive line entering 2016

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Apr 4, 2016

    NORMAN — Continuing our “State of the Sooners” series, here is a look at Oklahoma’s defensive linemen entering 2016. The Sooners will host their annual spring game Saturday afternoon on Owen Field. DE No.; Name; Cl.; Ht.; Wt. 97; Charles Walker; RJr.; 6-2; 299 98; Marquise Overton; So.;...

  • State of the Sooners: A look at Oklahoma's linebackers entering 2016

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Apr 4, 2016

    NORMAN — Continuing our “State of the Sooners” series, here is a look at Oklahoma’s linebackers entering 2016. The defending Big 12 champion Sooners will appear Saturday afternoon on Owen Field in the annual spring game. DE/OLB No.; Name; Cl.; Ht.; Wt. 31; Ogbonnia Okoronkwo; RJr.; 6-2;...



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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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