Jason Kersey
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.


  • Oklahoma football: Two bold predictions about the Red River Showdown

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    DALLAS — Here is the final of our three pregame blog posts to preview Oklahoma’s game against Texas. Here, Ryan Aber and I each make one bold prediction for this morning’s game. ABER: Two defensive touchdowns are scored. I’m not going to say the Sooners are going to score two but the defenses will feast […]

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. Texas

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    Welcome to the Cotton Bowl! OU and Texas are back at it again in the Red River Showdown. How will the Sooners and Longhorns respond after losses in the Big 12? Follow our live coverage with Ryan Aber, Jason Kersey and The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Oklahoma football: Two pressing questions about the Red River Showdown

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    IRVING, Texas — No. 11 Oklahoma continues Big 12 Conference play in today’s Red River Showdown against Texas in the Cotton Bowl. This is the first of three pregame blog posts from Ryan Aber and I. Here, we each ask a pressing question that we hope to see answered Saturday. ABER: Who will win the […]

  • Oklahoma football: Slighted Texans-turned-Sooners have extra motivation in Red River Showdown

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    OU VS. TEXAS — Bob Stoops on Saturday can become the first OU football coach to beat Texas 10 times. There is any number of reasons for Stoops’ Red River success, but none may be more important than the decided advantage Oklahoma has every time it steps on the Cotton Bowl field: Stoops has filled his roster with Texas high school players deemed unworthy of a Longhorns scholarship offer.

  • ESPN's College Gameday set to air story of Sterling Shepard's special connection with Oklahoma football

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    DALLAS — ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi will tell the special story of Sterling Shepard’s connection with Oklahoma football during Saturday’s edition of College Gameday, which airs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on ESPN. Shepard’s father, Derrick, was a standout OU receiver in the 1980s, but died at age 35 of a heart attack when […]

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Cornerback Zack Sanchez understands criticism

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY | Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez hears the criticisms from fans on his tackling of late.

  • OU-Texas football: Bob Stoops era defined by success against Texas

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    He’s poached top talent out of Texas in recruiting, and can become the first OU coach to beat the Longhorns 10 times Saturday morning, when the archrivals meet again in the 109th Red River Showdown.

  • OU-Texas football: Five Longhorns to watch in Saturday's Red River Rivalry game

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    If Texas wants to pull an upset, the Longhorns will n eed another big-time performance from running backs Johnathan Gray and Malcolm Brown.

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing OU-Texas with Ryan Autullo of the Austin American-Statesman

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s new 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 […]

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Defensive backs get in extra work

    By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    “We all agree we need to play better,” said senior safety Quentin Hayes. “We’ve been putting in extra work after practice to work on things we feel like we need to work on.”

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Reviewing Oklahoma's loss at TCU and previewing the Red River Showdown

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s new 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 […]

  • Oklahoma football: Running back Keith Ford officially ruled out for Texas game

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    NORMAN — Sophomore running back Keith Ford has been officially ruled out for Saturday’s Red River Showdown game in Dallas. Ford suffered a broken fibula in Oklahoma’s home win over Tennessee on Sept. 13. Before his injury, Ford had carried the ball 34 times for 194 yards and five touchdowns. True freshman Samaje Perine has […]

  • Oklahoma football: Trevor Knight says cramps not a big deal

    By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight struggled a bit with cramping during last weekend’s 37-33 loss at TCU, but said it wasn’t a big deal. “I don’t think I did anything wrong or anything different,” Knight said. “I was hydrating throughout the week.” The fact that Knight ran the ball in Saturday’s game a little more than he had previously might have played a role in the cramping, he said. Blake Bell, who started eight games at quarterback last season, experienced some cramping in the Sooners’ win at Notre Dame more than a year ago. Knight had to enter the game for a few snaps while Bell recovered. Knight didn’t miss any snaps against TCU. “I didn’t completely cramp up, just was

  • Oklahoma football: Quarterback Trevor Knight says cramping last weekend wasn't a big deal

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight struggled a bit with cramping during last weekend’s 37-33 loss at TCU, but said it wasn’t a big deal. “I don’t think I did anything wrong or anything different,” Knight said. “I was hydrating throughout the week.” The fact that Knight ran the ball in Saturday’s game a little […]

  • OU football: Receiver Sterling Shepard retakes top spot on list of top-10 Sooner football players

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma fell to 4-1 on the season after Saturday’s 37-33 loss at TCU. I didn’t update my list of the top-10 Sooner football players last week because of the bye, but you can click here for the most recent rankings two weeks ago. What do you guys think? Let me know in the […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Jason Kersey

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Can the Sooners rebound against Texas in the Red River Showdown? Ask Jason Kersey on the OU edition of the Power Lunch chat today at 11 a.m. Get your questions in here.

  • Oklahoma football: Trevor Knight needs more reliable options in the passing game

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Trevor Knight targeted junior Sterling Shepard on 16 of his 35 pass attempts in Oklahoma’s 37-33 loss at TCU last weekend. One of the toughest things for the Sooners’ offense to overcome this season has been a wide receiver group that — outside of Shepard — has been slightly above average at its best and completely unreliable at its worst.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Keith Ford's status for Saturday's game vs. Texas unclear

    By Ryan Aber, Jason Kersey and Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    As solid as Oklahoma’s run game has been for most of the season, there’s no question they’ve missed Keith Ford. He suffered a broken fibula in the Sooners’ win over Tennessee on Sept. 13.

  • Live Coverage: Bob Stoops' Press Conference

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    How will the Sooners respond after their first loss of the season? Bob Stoops steps to the podium for his weekly press conference at noon.

  • Oklahoma football: TCU the latest in a long line of tough early losses for OU

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Bob Stoops’ Sooners haven’t reached November with an unbeaten record in 10 years. Here’s a look at the past several years of first losses for the Sooners, and what they revealed about those teams.




Jason Kersey Today at 12:05 AM @TheGreat_Nate What an idiot
Jason Kersey Today at 12:05 AM RT @TheGreat_Nate: Joseph Randle's shop lifting arrest looked bad enough ... this surveillance video makes it worse. #Cowboys LINK
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 11:02:57 PM CST Who is more bitter post-loss? The "Fire Heupel"/"Stoops is too rich and apathetic" crowd or @CareyWWLS right now?
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 11:00:51 PM CST @jjhelsley I felt far more betrayed by baseball. Can't really explain why that is.
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:45:12 PM CST .... baseball was ruined for me. Maybe my love for the game will be restored after tonight. (2/2)
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:45:02 PM CST 1998 was the greatest summer of my life (McGwire-Sosa HR race). I was obsessed. When that was all revealed to be a fraud ... (1/2)
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:36:20 PM CST RT @AndrewGilmanOK: Bumgarner won't be partying tonight. He's starting a divisional series game in the Dominican League playoffs tomorrow.
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:34:17 PM CST @GuerinEmig @CareyWWLS I hear you reacted the same way when the Soonerettes lost in the Big 12 tourney last year
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:31:27 PM CST RT @john_shinn: @CareyWWLS There are a lot of Cubs fans who do not care about your sorrow.
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:29:38 PM CST Yup. He's part of what ruined it for me RT @jonogreco13: @jasonkersey Now if only A-Rod could just leave the game...
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:28:16 PM CST RT @CareyWWLS: Shutup RT @OU_CoachGundy: Bumgarner & Giants! Wow!
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:25:57 PM CST RT @k_k_kyle: @jasonkersey Madison Rulengrutter.
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:25:36 PM CST Paaaaaaawl RT @DavidCMorrison: But what would Madison Bumgarner's ERA be if he had to play in the ESS EEE CEE?!
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:25:05 PM CST Sorry man. Still a helluva run RT @CareyWWLS: Yes. LINK
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:24:18 PM CST RT @GuerinEmig: He's no man. He's a remorseless pitching machine.
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:22:10 PM CST I wonder who will be World Series MVP?
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:19:58 PM CST This game might have single-handedly gotten me back into baseball.
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:18:31 PM CST RT @SuttonSimon11: Send him!!!
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:13:16 PM CST RT @GabeIkard: "Bottom of the 9th, Game 7 of the World Series, down 3-2..." I'm pretty sure I imagined this situation back in my tee ball d…
Jason Kersey Wed, Oct. 29 2014 10:13:02 PM CST RT @CodyWesterlund: Can we please all just agree even if the Royals score a run off MadBum, Bochy shouldn't be second-guessed? Gotta stay w…