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: 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.

  • Oklahoma football: Family is priority No. 1 with Dorial Green-Beckham

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    So why didn’t Green-Beckham return Stoops’ loyalty with at least one season of games in a Sooner uniform? Because his family is more important. John Beckham, his father, told The Oklahoman on Wednesday that Green-Beckham and his girlfriend are expecting a child in July.

  • Oklahoma football: OU cancels another practice

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Oklahoma canceled another spring practice Wednesday, meaning the Sooners likely won’t get back on the practice field until Monday, March 23, after spring break next week.

  • Oklahoma football: Geneo Grissom catches passes during OU Pro Day to show versatility

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    NORMAN — Geneo Grissom played defensive end, tight end and linebacker during his OU football career, and at OU’s Pro Day on Wednesday, he showed NFL scouts a little bit of everything. Grissom attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last month and was listed as a defensive end. He came to OU as a […]

  • Oklahoma football: David Boren calls Clay Travis column 'sheer and utter nonsense'

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    NORMAN — Clay Travis wrote a column on OutkickTheCoverage.com earlier this week, asking whether OU applied a double standard to athletes and non-athletes when it comes to disciplinary action. The university expelled two of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon members leading a racist chant in a leaked video that has caused a national uproar. Travis’ column […]




Jason Kersey Fri, May. 22 2015 11:32:14 AM CST Just filed a 2,000-word profile on OU pole vaulter @jtannerwilliams. Look for it online tomorrow & in Sunday's paper! @outsports @alexthrows
Jason Kersey Fri, May. 22 2015 10:44:23 AM CST RT @davidubben: Gary Patterson confirmed that ex-Aggies QB Kenny Hill will transfer to TCU. Two years of eligibility remaining after sittin…
Jason Kersey Thu, May. 21 2015 07:51:25 PM CST Former OU All-American offensive tackle Eddie Foster was the rarest of football heroes LINK (via @berrytramel)
Jason Kersey Thu, May. 21 2015 04:30:54 PM CST Oklahoma football: OU, Tulane agree to three-game series in 2017, 2021 and 2024 LINK
Jason Kersey Thu, May. 21 2015 04:30:54 PM CST Oklahoma softball: Shelby Pendley injured during Thursday's Super Regional practice LINK
Jason Kersey Thu, May. 21 2015 04:26:53 PM CST The #Sooners 2017 non-conference schedule is complete after agreeing to 3-game series with Tulane: LINK
Jason Kersey Thu, May. 21 2015 04:16:11 PM CST RT @OU_Football: The #Sooners have agreed to a Three-Game Series with Tulane starting in 2017! More: LINK LINK
Jason Kersey Thu, May. 21 2015 04:06:28 PM CST #Sooners star Shelby Pendley injured after collision during Thursday's Super Regional practice: LINK
Jason Kersey Thu, May. 21 2015 02:43:46 PM CST I don't say it enough, but I'm extremely fortunate to have an editor willing to go over big stories line-by-line w/ me like @MikeSherman
Jason Kersey Thu, May. 21 2015 12:06:47 PM CST Just finished the latest draft of my upcoming profile of @OU_Track pole vaulter @jtannerwilliams. Really excited for you all to read it.
Jason Kersey Thu, May. 21 2015 11:51:14 AM CST ICYMI: My story in today's newspaper on @OU_Softball freshman third baseman @kelsarnold12 LINK #Sooners
Jason Kersey Thu, May. 21 2015 11:08:35 AM CST @ginamizell @NicoleAuerbach I usually mute, too, but just FYI: If you use Tweetdeck, you have to "Mute in Tweetdeck" as well. It's annoying
Jason Kersey Thu, May. 21 2015 10:01:18 AM CST RT @MikeSherman: Capitol Hill will spend/invest a quarter-million to change its mascot from Redskins. Which is it? via @JenniCarlson_OK @Th…
Jason Kersey Wed, May. 20 2015 06:04:39 PM CST RT @OU_Softball: Learn more about #Sooners freshman @kelsarnold12 https://t.co/mfR74ws5kt
Jason Kersey Wed, May. 20 2015 05:59:04 PM CST No, because people aren't discriminated against for being straight. https://t.co/UA2VW70fJr
Jason Kersey Wed, May. 20 2015 05:31:21 PM CST RT @john_shinn: #Sooners playing like a team with summer plans that do not include baseball. Down 5-0 heading to the bottom of the 3rd.
Jason Kersey Wed, May. 20 2015 05:27:56 PM CST Oklahoma softball: Kelsey Arnold is a defensive staple for Sooners LINK
Jason Kersey Wed, May. 20 2015 05:25:54 PM CST Another student in the @OU_Athletics department writes about being gay on @outsports: LINK #Sooners
Jason Kersey Wed, May. 20 2015 05:25:48 PM CST OU football: Were Keith Ford and other recent departures addition by subtraction or a troub... LINK (via @berrytramel)
Jason Kersey Wed, May. 20 2015 12:56:02 PM CST RT @MikeSherman: OU softball pitcher Paige Parker finalist for top freshman honor LINK #Sooners

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