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.


  • Oklahoma football: A look at the last four years of Sooner junior-college signees

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma will apparently add another junior college transfer to the roster this fall, with the news that Northeastern Oklahoma A&M defensive end Austin Roberts committed to the Sooners late Tuesday night. Throughout the first several years of the Bob Stoops era, junior-college additions were often fantastic. Josh Heupel, Torrance Marshall, Lance Mitchell, C.J. […]

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners earn late 2015 commitment from junior college defensive end Austin Roberts

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up some help along its defensive line late Tuesday night, when Northeastern Oklahoma A&M defensive end Austin Roberts committed to the Sooners. Roberts, who is expected to report to OU in late July, is still finishing up classes at NEO. The three-star prospect is the first commitment for new defensive line […]

  • WCWS notebook: Attendance record likely to fall

    BY JASON KERSEY AND KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    And after Michigan’s 1-0 victory Tuesday night — which forces a Game 3 at 7 p.m. Wednesday — the overall attendance record of 75,960, set in 2012, is virtually guaranteed to fall, as the WCWS this year has averaged 8,800 fans per session.

  • Women's College World Series: Florida wins Game 1 of championship series vs. Michigan

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Game 2 of the championship series is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. If Michigan wins, it will force a Game 3 at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Bob Stoops, Billy Donovan have both defied typical college coaching longevity

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    NORMAN — Bob Stoops and Billy Donovan both arrived in Gainesville Fla., in 1996, and both are now prominent head coaches in the state of Oklahoma. Stoops became Oklahoma’s head football coach in 1999 and has enjoyed tremendous success throughout his time in Norman, winning the 2000 national title and claiming eight Big 12 championships. […]

  • Women's College World Series notebook: Alabama coach Patrick Murphy praises OKC, event

    By Jason Kersey and Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Murphy praises OKC, event After his team was eliminated in a 5-3 loss to LSU late Saturday night, Alabama coach Patrick Murphy ended his postgame news conference by praising what the Women’s College World Series has become. “Thanks to everybody,” Murphy said. “OU, the All Sports Association, everybody here at ASA, USA Softball have been terrific. The event gets bigger and better and it's because of the media, too, because you guys pay attention to us. “I think I heard it was the largest crowd of this session ever. That's awesome. But that's because you write stories in the paper and cover us as radio and TV people and people getting interested in the sport. So I thank you for that. “There's no such

  • Women's College World Series: Q&A with Auburn coach Clint Myers

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Auburn completed the greatest season in its softball history with Sunday’s 3-2, nine-inning loss to No. 1-seeded Florida. The Tigers have made a remarkable turnaround in just two seasons under coach Clint Myers, who spent the previous eight seasons and won 2008 and 2011 national championships at Arizona State. Auburn went 2-2 in its first-ever Women’s College World Series appearance. The Tigers finished the season with a 56-10 record and won their first SEC Tournament championship. Q: Your team played 17 innings yesterday, then nine today. At what point did fatigue begin to set in? A: “When you have a mission that you are on and you have the opportunity to play in this venue, all the preparedness that you

  • Women's College World Series: Third-seeded Michigan advances to championship series with a 6-3 win over LSU

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, May 31, 2015

    The Wolverines will face No. 1 seed Florida in the best-of-three series, which begins Monday

  • Live Coverage: Women's College World Series

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Winner takes all. It's Florida vs. Michigan in the deciding game of the Championship Series at the Women's College World Series. Follow The Oklahoman for live updates from ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

  • Women's College World Series: Auburn walks off against UCLA

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    UCLA senior pitcher Ally Carda walked Auburn’s Morgan Estell with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th, giving the Tigers an 11-10 victory in one of the wildest games in recent WCWS history.

  • Women's College World Series notebook: Auburn visits Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Auburn coach Clint Myers gave his team a “mental day off” after it lost on Thursday and fell into the Women’s College World Series losers’ bracket.

  • Women's College World Series: Auburn outlasts UCLA in wild 10-inning elimination game

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    UCLA senior pitcher Ally Carda walked Auburn’s Morgan Estell with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th, giving the Tigers an 11-10 victory in one of the wildest games in WCWS history.

  • WCWS Q&A: Former OU softball coach, Auburn director of softball operations Jim Beitia

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Beitia was Oklahoma’s softball coach for one season in 1994, leading the Sooners to a 58-15 record, a top-10 national ranking and within one game of the Women’s College World Series.

  • Alabama softball coach Patrick Murphy takes unique path to success

    By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Fayette, Iowa, native started as high school baseball, then an assistant softball coach at University of Southwestern Louisiana — now Louisiana-Lafayette — while a graduate student

  • Women's College World Series: Auburn eliminates SEC-rival Tennessee

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Auburn and Tennessee met in another important postseason game, and once again, War Eagle reigned supreme. Auburn won 4-2 Saturday morning, eliminating its SEC rival from the Women’s College World Series and advancing to meet No. 7 seed UCLA later Saturday for a spot in Sunday’s semifinal round. The teams were scoreless through two innings, but left a combined seven runners on base. Auburn finally broke through with a four-run third inning, scoring on three straight at-bats from the second half of its lineup. Shortstop Haley Fagan singled home the Tigers’ first run, then catcher Carlee Wallace doubled to right center, driving in two more runs and knocking Tennessee pitcher Erin Gabriel from

  • Women's College World Series: UCLA beats Oregon 7-1

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    No. 7 UCLA used two second-inning home runs and an untimely error to rout Pac-12 rival and No. 2 seeded Oregon 7-1 in the final opening day Women’s College World Series game. UCLA catcher Stephany LaRosa hit her 20th home run of the season to dead center to start the scoring in the top of the second. Three batters later, left fielder Gabrielle Maurice added a solo shot to give UCLA a 2-0 lead. Play was delayed by lightning 49 minutes in the top of the third, and both teams went without scoring over the next three innings. With two outs in the top of the sixth, though, Mysha Sataraka hit a pop fly into shallow right field that fell out of Oregon right fielder Alyssa Gillespie’s glove and scored two Bruins runs.

  • Women's College World Series: Michigan trips Alabama, 5-0

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Third-seeded Michigan beat No. 6 seed Alabama 5-0 Thursday night in the third game of the Women’s College World Series’ opening day. Michigan advances to face either Oregon or UCLA — who played later Thursday — at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Michigan (57-6) took an early lead when sophomore left fielder Kelly Christner hit a solo home run over the center field fence in the bottom of the first inning. The Wolverines added to their lead when senior catcher Lauren Sweet cleared the bases with a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth. Michigan won twice at Alabama in late February, with Sweet homering in the first game and Christner adding a home run in the second. Michigan sophomore pitcher Megan Betsa threw a

  • Women's College World Series: Weather problems no big deal to Alabama

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The only time Alabama won a national title, a rain delay actually turned out to be a blessing.

  • Bob Stoops issues statement on Justice Hansen, says no transfer restrictions in place

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s quarterback derby is down to three. Redshirt freshman quarterback Justice Hansen announced Wednesday that he will transfer. He released a statement on Twitter. News of Hansen’s transfer was first reported by SoonerScoop.com. Hansen, a former Edmond Santa Fe standout, signed with OU in the 2014 recruiting class and redshirted last season. He […]

  • Women's College World Series notebook: Familiar foes reunite at Series

    By John Walker, Berry Tramel and Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    With the tournament sporting five SEC schools and two from the Pac-12, this year’s matchups will feature familiar faces for the opposition. Each team in the WCWS has previously played against one of the other teams during the regular season. Oregon and UCLA played its conference series in early April. UCLA struck first with an impressive 8-1 victory in the first of three games. The Ducks hit their stride to end the series with a staggering 16-4 advantage over the Bruins in the final two games. “I look at this as an opportunity to get back out there,” UCLA coach Kelly Inouye-Perez said. “We’re very familiar, very prepared, but we’re in a new season.” Alabama and Michigan mark the lone out-of-conference




Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 06:03:18 PM CST Oklahoma notebook: Offensive coaches praise Mixon's effort, ability http://t.co/aA3zMmWhJl
Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 04:29:42 PM CST RT @ginamizell: So, so, so happy to hear @cowboyvoice has has kicked cancer's behind. Bet that first "Here comes Bullet!" will be extra spe…
Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 03:25:36 PM CST .@TyDarlington56 is suddenly "the old guy" on OU's offensive line: http://t.co/W31G0I3rNG #Sooners
Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 03:12:40 PM CST @Braden12ledford That's how I read it
Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 02:46:38 PM CST @IsThisShitOn @soonerfann @Just_JD38 That said, he's probably got people smarter than me advising him. :)
Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 02:46:20 PM CST @IsThisShitOn @soonerfann @Just_JD38 It would go a long way toward getting people off his (and Stoops') back if he issued a public apology
Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 02:24:33 PM CST Oklahoma football: Ty Darlington now 'the old guy' on Sooners' offensive line http://t.co/W31G0HLQp6
Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 02:21:14 PM CST .@cowboyvoice Fantastic news!
Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 02:21:00 PM CST RT @cowboyvoice: Prayer POSSE you did it... Pet scan showed no cancer!! I'm cleared for some @CowboyFB #blessed #downgoescancer http://t.c
Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 02:15:34 PM CST Just got this email on the odds in the #Sooners QB race. Interesting http://t.co/yRN5q5pqPy
Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 01:57:55 PM CST @soonerfann Not sure. Probably won't have a great feel for that until media talks to him.
Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 12:17:55 PM CST Oklahoma football: Lincoln Riley, Jay Boulware praise Joe Mixon's effort, ability http://t.co/HIsI2spzVJ
Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 11:35:58 AM CST RT @ClickHole: When A Terminally Ill 6-Year-Old Wanted To Run For President, Thousands Helped Make It Happen http://t.co/L4NeNwIPej http://
Jason Kersey Fri, Jul. 31 2015 09:58:07 AM CST Oklahoma football: Specialists Nick Hodgson, Jack Steed are on scholarship http://t.co/wdWbMbpCWQ
Jason Kersey Thu, Jul. 30 2015 10:56:29 PM CST RT @JRsBBQ: 'Saban is down!' Listen to Jim Ross' rendition of the Kick Six call | http://t.co/wVT24E2Toy http://t.co/YR500io8BY
Jason Kersey Thu, Jul. 30 2015 10:47:19 PM CST @digital_russ @RaysBBQNorman I don't trust anyone who ISN'T an Okra man.
Jason Kersey Thu, Jul. 30 2015 10:05:06 PM CST Why late OU football great Kurt Burris was The Boss http://t.co/e1QxeSnewC (via @berrytramel)
Jason Kersey Thu, Jul. 30 2015 08:19:25 PM CST @JLMcCuistion Yeah, Boulware said he was promised a scholarship after his first year and got one. I had no idea.
Jason Kersey Thu, Jul. 30 2015 08:19:03 PM CST RT @JLMcCuistion: @jasonkersey back when Steed ‘committed’ that was the plan but didn’t know it had actually happened. https://t.co/O6aR039…
Jason Kersey Thu, Jul. 30 2015 08:16:24 PM CST Nick Hodgson was given a scholarship this summer, and Boulware said Steed has been on scholarship the last couple years. #Sooners

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