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.


  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing the Russell Athletic Bowl with Clemson beat writer Aaron Brenner

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 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: OU quarterback Trevor Knight said injury was 'a scary moment'

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    “When you lose feeling in your limbs, it’s something you obviously don’t wanna go through,” Knight said. “It’s a strange feeling.”

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Julian Wilson injures shoulder, Geneo Grissom also out of Russell Athletic Bowl

    By Ryan Aber, Jason Kersey and Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Oklahoma senior cornerback Julian Wilson, who was replaced late in the season by freshman Jordan Thomas, will miss the Russell Athletic Bowl after separating his shoulder in practice Monday. Thomas will start at the spot opposite Zack Sanchez. Wilson suffered a broken thumb in the loss to Baylor and has seen only limited time since and has struggled when he’s played. Also out for the Dec. 29 bowl game is senior linebacker Geneo Grissom, who suffered a knee injury in the win over Texas Tech in mid-November. “Geneo Grissom is probably a week or 10 days short of his target date to return to play,” Sooners coach Bob Stoops said. Grissom said he anticipated running back Samaje Perine and offensive lineman

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Jason Kersey

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The Sooners are preparing for the bowl clash against Clemson. Who will suit up at quarterback? Ask OU writer Jason Kersey all of your Sooners questions on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners' offense should be in good shape by Russell Athletic Bowl

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    OU’s offense will face a stiff challenge against Clemson, which ranks No. 1 in the nation in total defense.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Sooners announce team awards

    By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops recognized the football team’s senior class and several other players during the team’s annual dinner and awards ceremony Friday. Senior tight end Blake Bell and offensive tackle Daryl Williams were named the Bob Kalsu Award winners.

  • Oklahoma football: Chuka Ndulue, Julian Wilson selected to play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma senior defenders Chuka Ndulue and Julian Wilson have committed to play in the 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Wilson, who started nine games at cornerback this season, has recorded 39 tackles and broken up seven passes in 2014. The Southmoore product returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in the Sooners’ Sept. […]

  • Oklahoma basketball: Why Sooners' Kaylon Williams is trying to be smarter about fouling

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Oklahoma junior forward Kaylon Williams is still working on keeping her in-game aggression under control. The Midwest City native has been able to stay in games longer this year because she’s trying to be smarter about fouling. Last year, she averaged only seven points and 4.2 rebounds per game because she was constantly in foul trouble.

  • Oklahoma football: Quarterback Trevor Knight cleared to play in the Russell Athletic Bowl

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight practiced Saturday morning and has been cleared to play in the Russell Athletic Bowl after missing three games with a neck injury. “It’s a big plus, definitely,” OU coach Bob Stoops said in a news release. “We’ve missed him the last several weeks. Obviously he’s got experience and […]

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners fullback Aaron Ripkowski is as tough as they come

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Nobody needs to see facepaint these days to know Ripkowski is a tough football player. The senior Oklahoma fullback began making that impression on his coaches and teammates within weeks of walking on in 2011.

  • Oklahoma football: Samaje Perine named finalist for Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine was named a finalist Thursday for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. The award, established in 2012, recognizes the top offensive player in NCAA Division I football who was born in Texas, graduated from a Texas high school or played college football in Texas and also has […]

  • Oklahoma football: Is the Kansas State debacle still lingering for Michael Hunnicutt?

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Senior kicker Michael Hunnicutt, who entered this season considered one of the nation’s best at his position, clearly hasn’t been the same since missing two field goals and having an extra point blocked in the Sooners’ 31-30 loss to Kansas State on Oct. 18. Hunnicutt’s 44-yard attempt in overtime against Oklahoma State sailed wide left.

  • Oklahoma football: Stunning Bedlam defeat results in major shake-up on top-10 Sooners list

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma finished 2014 regular-season play with a shocking 38-35, overtime home loss to Bedlam rival Oklahoma State last weekend. It’s time to update my list of the top-10 Sooner football players. Because the Sooners were on a bye entering Bedlam, this will be the first time the list has been updated since Nov. […]

  • Oklahoma football: Do the Sooners have the worst receivers in the Big 12 Conference?

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma might have the worst receivers in the Big 12 Conference. That’s not an opinion; just look at the numbers. The Sooners only have two receivers — including tight ends and running backs — with 20 or more catches this season. The last-place team in the league, Iowa State, has six suchs players. […]

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Recapping Bedlam and previewing the Russell Athletic Bowl

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Dec 8, 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: Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables will get a crack at stopping OU's offense

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    So far, Venables’ impact at Clemson has been apparent. Entering bowl season, the Tigers lead the nation in total defense with only 259.6 yards per game allowed.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Bob Stoops says bowl prep not affected by Bedlam

    By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    The Sooners (8-4, 5-4 Big 12) will face Clemson (9-3, 6-2 ACC) in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29 at 4:30 p.m. The game is played inside Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Sooners likely headed to Orlando for Russell Athletic Bowl

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    After Saturday’s 38-35 overtime loss to Oklahoma State, though, the Sooners are almost certainly headed to Orlando, Fla., to play in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The Sooners have never played in the bowl, which is in its first year of affiliation with the Big 12.

  • Oklahoma football: When the Sooners lost Samaje Perine, they lost their offense

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    OSU 38, OU 35 OT — Oklahoma’s 14-point lead seemed comfortable until first Semaje Perine and then Keith Ford went down. Their absence was too much for freshman Cody Thomas to overcome

  • OU football: What the Sooners were saying after a 38-35 loss to Oklahoma State

    COMPILED BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma fell to 8-4 and 5-4 in Big 12 Conference play after Saturday’s 38-35 overtime loss to Bedlam rival Oklahoma State. Here’s a look at what OU players and coaches had to say after the game: Senior defensive end Chuka Ndulue, asked where the season went wrong: “It’s just life, man. You guys try to predict the future. Just had some ups and downs with some kids out here. A bunch of us are under 21. We’re not perfect. We go to school and play football. It’s hard to be perfect. We had a lot of high hopes coming into the season and it just didn’t go as we planned.” Sophomore cornerback Zack Sanchez, asked why it’s been so tough at home this year: “I couldn't tell you. It just hasn't been




Jason Kersey Today at 12:39 PM RT @JLMcCuistion: #Sooners 5-star LB offer John Houston. RT @Official_John10: My Top 5 schools #USC #ArizonaState #Miami #Oregon LINK
Jason Kersey Today at 12:21 PM @TylerBurton7 Dead period
Jason Kersey Today at 12:16 PM He has a #Sooners offer RT @DaylonMack: I have decomitted from Texas A&M and I will be releasing my top two schools around noon Saturday!
Jason Kersey Today at 9:54 AM RT @ryaber: Four-star linebacker Ricky DeBerry commits to Sooners LINK
Jason Kersey Today at 9:40 AM RT @ryaber: 4-star LB Ricky DeBerry @TheFranchize__ commits to #Sooners
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Jason Kersey Thu, Dec. 18 2014 09:02:06 PM CST RT @TheFranchize__: Biggest day of my life is tomorrow I Never thought this time would come. Thanks to all the schools that offered I'm doi…
Jason Kersey Thu, Dec. 18 2014 08:17:55 PM CST @SportsWithOrts @TheOnion No kidding! I can't believe it's NOT an Onion story.
Jason Kersey Thu, Dec. 18 2014 08:06:27 PM CST @SportsWithOrts What an absurd idea!
Jason Kersey Thu, Dec. 18 2014 08:04:43 PM CST @john_shinn @Eddie_Rado @jonogreco13 In five hours? I'll say at least 8.
Jason Kersey Thu, Dec. 18 2014 08:02:14 PM CST What a way to spend Christmas morning .... RT @john_shinn: Perhaps this will turn the Longhorn Network around: LINK
Jason Kersey Thu, Dec. 18 2014 07:40:47 PM CST Oregon, meanwhile, is in the CFB Playoff, and paid its coaching staff $439,799 per victory this season. LINK
Jason Kersey Thu, Dec. 18 2014 07:39:20 PM CST According to @USATODAYsports, OU paid its football coaching staff $1,133,542 per win this season. Yikes. LINK #Sooners
Jason Kersey Thu, Dec. 18 2014 07:37:46 PM CST RT @tayvns96: Just found out me and lil bro @BobbyEvans44 get to room together next year! 😈 #Boom
Jason Kersey Thu, Dec. 18 2014 07:22:30 PM CST RT @BruceFeldmanCFB: As I said on @FoxSports1 today, I was told by sources the reports on the $8M per offer by #Michigan to Jim Harbaugh ar…
Jason Kersey Thu, Dec. 18 2014 07:00:50 PM CST As far as interviews go, I'm already about as impressed with @jayteee2 as I've been with anyone since I've covered OU. Really sharp dude.
Jason Kersey Thu, Dec. 18 2014 06:45:51 PM CST The latest Non-Fiction Writers podcast episode with @Aaron_Brenner is now available on iTunes: https://t.co/PqT717tSju
Jason Kersey Thu, Dec. 18 2014 06:31:50 PM CST RT @tonyjefferson1: The worse feeling is sitting there and saying to yourself... I wish i would've stayed.. Oh baby does it burn lol
Jason Kersey Thu, Dec. 18 2014 06:31:47 PM CST RT @tonyjefferson1: Stay stay stay in school. I know the money looks good but you get a better evaluation if you stay.