Jason Kersey
Sports OU Sports Reporter

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.


  • Why Oklahoma City could be in position to host a women's Final Four one day

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Columbus, Ohio, was awarded the 2018 Final Four, joining a list of other cities that have hosted — or will host — the event and share similar characteristics with Oklahoma City. So, could the city be in position to one day host a women’s Final Four?

  • Oklahoma City Regional notebook: Iowa's Samantha Logic records triple-double in defeat

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Samantha Logic had 13 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds in the loss to Baylor, which ended Iowa’s season and Logic’s impressive career. The Racine, Wis., native started all 135 games she appeared in throughout her four years in Iowa City.

  • Oklahoma City Women's Basketball Regional: Baylor eliminates Iowa

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Senior center Sune Agbuke scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bears, who won the Big 12 regular-season and tournament championships for the fifth straight season.

  • Oklahoma football: Rodney Anderson suffers sprained MCL, out for remainder of spring practices

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma true freshman running back Rodney Anderson will miss the rest of spring practice after suffering a sprained MCL, coach Bob Stoops said in a radio interview Thursday afternoon. Speaking on WWLS with hosts Mark Rodgers and Dusty Dvoracek, Stoops said he expects Anderson to be fine by the time fall camp begins. […]

  • Oklahoma football: New OU assistant Diron Reynolds brings a wealth of experience, Tony Dungy's approval

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Reynolds came highly recommended because of his years of NFL experience working with some of the top football minds in the professional game.

  • Oklahoma football: Charles Tapper talks about losing Bobby Jack Wright and Jerry Montgomery

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    NORMAN — It’s been a difficult offseason for Oklahoma defensive end Charles Tapper. The senior was among the team leaders who took charge in the aftermath of the racist Sigma Alpha Epsilon video that went viral, but before that, he lost the two coaches who meant the most to him. Bobby Jack Wright discovered Tapper […]

  • Oklahoma football: Tight end Taylor McNamara transferring to USC

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    NORMAN — Former Oklahoma tight end Taylor McNamara will transfer to USC, he announced on his Twitter account Monday. McNamara, who signed with OU in its recruiting class of 2012, only recorded one career reception — a four-yard grab in the Sooners’ 2014 Sugar Bowl win over Alabama. He was injured during his true freshman […]

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners return to practice after more than two weeks

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    NORMAN — The Oklahoma football team got back to work Monday. The Sooners — who haven’t practiced in more than two weeks — hit the practice field Monday afternoon, but team leaders vowed to keep the message going. “When these types of things happen, people get […]

  • NCAA Tournament returning to Oklahoma City in 2016 for men's first- and second-round games

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    The NCAA Tournament is returning to Oklahoma City in 2016, when first- and second-round games will be played inside Chesapeake Energy Arena for the first time since 2010.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Previewing OU's NCAA Women's Tournament opener against Quinnipiac

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    OU vs. QUINNIPIAC — What you need to know about Saturday’s first-round game in Stanford, Calif.

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking men's hoops and football from Columbus, Ohio

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    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 baseball: Sooners looking to rebound from disappointing season

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    The Sooners enter league play with a 15-8 record so far in coach Pete Hughes’ second season.

  • Oklahoma baseball notebook: Sheldon Neuse enjoying sophomore year

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Sheldon Neuse is batting .318 with a team-high five home runs and 24 RBIs entering the Sooners’ Big 12 opener Friday against Texas Tech.

  • NCAA's elimination of hardship waivers devastating news for Khari Harding's family

    BY JASON KERSEY | Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Former Edmond Santa Fe star Khari Harding transferred from Auburn to Tulsa to be closer to his father, who is fighting cancer, and maximize his dad’s chances to watch him play live next fall. Under a new NCAA amendment ratified this week, the latter apparently won’t be possible. The NCAA eliminated immediate eligibility hardship waivers for Football Bowl Subdivision transfers — effective immediately.

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Oklahoma opens NCAA Tournament play against Quinnipiac

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    OU — the No. 5 seed in the Oklahoma City Regional — begins NCAA Tournament play Saturday at 2 p.m. in Palo Alto, Calif.

  • Eric Striker uncut: The Oklahoma junior linebacker talks about racism at OU, the SAE video and his identity

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    NORMAN — It’s been a week since I sat down with Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker for an exclusive, one-on-one interview in which he discussed race relations at OU, his desire to be seen as more than a football player and what he thinks needs to change. Here is the link to the original story off […]

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking Oklahoma men's and women's hoops and the football team's recent protests

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    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: Sooners continue protest, speak to local and national media

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Coach Bob Stoops and seven team leaders spoke to reporters — some local, some national — on Owen Field following Thursday’s demonstration, describing their feelings about the Sigma Alpha Epsilon video that went viral last weekend and their desire for a greater national conversation to make real, tangible change on college campuses nationwide.

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking about the SAE video and race relations at OU with J.D. Runnels

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    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 […]

  • OU athletes call for further investigation of SAE

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    A group of University of Oklahoma athletes issued a statement on Thursday calling for further investigation into the executive board of the university’s SAE fraternity after a video of some of the members singing a racist chant on a bus surfaced late Sunday. “The two students that have already been expelled are only a symptom of a larger disease, a disease perpetuated by the leadership of Sigma Alpha Epsilon,” the statement read. “The chant was not invented by the two that led it, but taught to underclassmen by people of higher authority. As a team, we have come to a consensus that, in any organization, the leadership is responsible for the culture created, an in this case, encouraged.” The football team also announced in the statement it would not be practicing again on Thursday and will instead protest in silence on OU's Owen Field.




Jason Kersey Fri, Apr. 24 2015 11:07:34 AM CST Back on Twitter briefly ... I've lost a lot in Vegas this week but I'm told I won something back home? @UppercutInsider
Jason Kersey Wed, Apr. 22 2015 09:05:50 PM CST Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Superlative runners tell their stories LINK
Jason Kersey Wed, Apr. 22 2015 01:32:01 PM CST Boarding a plane for Las Vegas and then deleting the Twitter app from my phone until Monday. @ryaber is your man for #Sooners news
Jason Kersey Wed, Apr. 22 2015 01:05:11 PM CST RT @DarnellMayberry: The Thunder has announced it has parted ways with Scott Brooks, call it "an extremely difficult decision on many level…
Jason Kersey Wed, Apr. 22 2015 10:19:53 AM CST Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports LINK (via @berrytramel)
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 10:48:00 PM CST @jonogreco13 WTF is wrong with Taco Bell??!!!
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 05:24:28 PM CST RT @anthonyVslater: New Thunder podcast: Dissecting the current Scott Brooks/Thunder coaching situation with @BerryTramel -> LINK
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 03:56:56 PM CST RT @EricBaileyTW: Spoke w/ #Sooners QB commit Austin Kendall. Says Lincoln Riley visiting Wednesday. Commit solid but says 1 school keeps p…
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 03:44:21 PM CST RT @smartfootball: This drive by Baylor vs OU might be the worst called defensive from all of last year. https://t.co/xnbFnODqsk BU goes 75…
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 03:24:38 PM CST Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops says Lincoln Riley's new offense is 'player friendly' LINK
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 01:25:53 PM CST Majority of Big 12 football coaches favor conference title game LINK (via @berrytramel)
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:58:36 PM CST @RJ_Young The Force will surely be with him. I'll show myself out....
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:58:09 PM CST RT @NewsOKSports: Majority of Big 12 football coaches favor conference title game LINK (via @BerryTramel)
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:57:49 PM CST @CregStephenson There were lots of people I heard from who believed his rant was as bad as the original video itself (which is silly)
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:52:05 PM CST Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops warns against judging Eric Striker for his immediate reaction to racist fraterni... LINK
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:49:16 PM CST RT @Just_JD38: @jasonkersey if getting JAMMED @ LoS; a WR has 2 options, develop more quickness, or muscle. All WR's need some bulk these d…
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:22:56 PM CST @TayMunroe_Fuego @LandThieves I wasn't suggesting the weight gain is a bad thing. In fact, I think it's definitely a good thing
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:18:03 PM CST @Jordan_Esco Thanks for listening dude!
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 12:17:06 PM CST That seems like a lot #Sooners https://t.co/wfgy9MutOS
Jason Kersey Tue, Apr. 21 2015 11:24:10 AM CST RT @Deadspin: Bryan Price apologizes, is still being pretty dumb about this: LINK

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