• Oklahoma football: A closer look at the Sooners' bowl options

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    OU could find itself in the Alamo or Russell Athletic bowls.

  • Oklahoma football: Projections have Sooners in Russell Athletic Bowl, but they remain in play for Alamo Bowl

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    All of the major bowl projections currently have the Sooners facing an ACC school — likely Georgia Tech — in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on Dec. 29.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Jason Kersey

    staff reports | Updated: 16 hr ago

    We're coming up on a week of Bedlam. Talk about the big game with OU writer Jason Kersey on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Jordan Smallwood comes on as a blocker

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    The catches haven’t come for redshirt freshman wide receiver Jordan Smallwood, but that hasn’t kept him from contributing. Sooners co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell singled out Smallwood and Durron Neal as two of the receivers who had good blocking performances in the 44-7 win over Kansas.

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Texas A&M transfer Peyton Little excited to finally get on the road and on the court

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Peyton Little is finally getting to play for — and travel with — the Oklahoma women’s basketball team, and she’s doing well so far.

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Reviewing freshman Samaje Perine's historic game

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s OU football podcast from beat writers 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 link below to listen and download the […]

  • Oklahoma football: Junior-college receiver commits to Sooners

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Oklahoma picked up its second commitment in the last three days when Blinn Community College (Brenham, Texas) wide receiver Dede Westbrook gave his verbal pledge to the Sooners on Tuesday. Westbrook, a four-star prospect, visited OU for its 44-7 rout of Kansas last weekend and announced his commitment on Twitter three days later. He’s the second OU wide receiver commit in the 2015 recruiting class, joining John Humphrey of League City, Texas. In Westbrook, Oklahoma will hope to bolster a receiver group that hasn’t been great this season. Junior Sterling Shepard was fantastic until suffering a groin injury that has sidelined him for most of the last three games, but other than him, OU receivers have struggled

  • Oklahoma football: Jay Norvell still hopeful Sterling Shepard will return for Bedlam

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma receivers coach Jay Norvell said it’s been “frustrating” for everyone involved that Sterling Shepard hasn’t been able to play much in the last three weeks. “It just is what it is,” Norvell said. “Each few weeks, it feels like he’s had enough rest to play. Muscles, there’s nothing that anyone can tell […]

  • Oklahoma football: Samaje Perine's historic performance keeps him atop list of top-10 Sooner football players

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma improved to 8-3 and 5-3 in Big 12 Conference play after last weekend’s 44-7 win over Kansas. It’s Tuesday morning, so time to update my list of the top-10 Sooner football players. Click here for last week’s rankings. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below. Previous rankings […]

  • Oklahoma football: Samaje Perine's intelligence plays a key role in his success

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine ran past defenders and through them on his way to an NCAA-record 427 yards Saturday against Kansas, but his teammates and coaches have praised another, easy-to-overlook part of his skill — his football smarts.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Bob Stoops says Trevor Knight will not practice this week

    By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    “Our doctors continue to evaluate him week to week,” Stoops said. “They still don’t want him to be out on the field yet this week and they said they’ll reassess it on Monday the following week.”

  • Oklahoma football: How did Samaje Perine celebrate his NCAA record? Dinner with his parents, home by 8 p.m.

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NORMAN — After breaking the major college football record for single-game rushing yardage, freshman running back Samaje Perine said he didn’t party or even watch any of his own highlights. He said he went to eat with his family at The Garage, was home by about 8 p.m., took a shower and went straight to […]

  • Oklahoma football: Quarterback Trevor Knight will miss third straight week of practice

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Monday that quarterback Trevor Knight will be held out of practice again this week while he recovers from a neck injury. “Our doctors continue to evaluate him week to week,” Stoops said. “They still don’t want him to be out on the field yet this week and they […]

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners make list of final seven schools for five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma has struggled to pick up commitments from linebackers for its 2015 recruiting class, but got a bit of good news on that front Monday. Five-star linebacker prospect Malik Jefferson tweeted his final seven schools, and Oklahoma was on the list along with Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, TCU and UCLA. Jefferson, a […]

  • OU Rewind: Bob Stoops' Press Conference

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    OU coach Bob Stoops talked to the media at his weekly press conference on Monday. Watch here and review our live coverage of the press conference via The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Defensive back William Johnson commits to Sooners

    By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Johnson, who plays at Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y., received a scholarship offer and committed Sunday, a day after he watched the Sooners beat Kansas 44-7 on Owen Field.

  • Oklahoma football: No one prouder of Samaje Perine than his mother Gloria

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    OU freshman Samaje Perine set the major college football record for rushing yards in a single game with his 427-yard performance Saturday against Kansas. His transition from high school to college has been remarkable; the 19-year-old leads the Big 12 in rushing yards and touchdowns. But nothing makes those closest to him prouder than his humble attitude.

  • Oklahoma football: Josh Heupel says quarterback Cody Thomas needs to play better

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said redshirt freshman quarterback Cody Thomas still needs to improve after Saturday’s win over Kansas. “You look at his numbers, not well enough at the end of the day,” Heupel said. “There’s some things he needs to do better and things that we need to do better around […]

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from junior-college cornerback William Johnson

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up a commitment from junior college cornerback William Johnson on Sunday. Johnson, who plays at Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y., received a scholarship offer and committed Sunday, a day after he watched the Sooners beat Kansas 44-7 on Owen Field. The Sooners have struggled in pass coverage this season, so […]

  • OU football: Sooners' Samaje Perine runs for record 427 yards in OU's 44-7 win over Kansas

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    NORMAN — On the way back home from Oklahoma’s win at Texas Tech last weekend, Sooner running backs coach Cale Gundy noticed that Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon had broken the 15-year, NCAA single-game rushing record with a 408-yard performance. “That will probably never be broken again,” Gundy said that day. Oh how wrong he was.