Ryan Aber
Sports OU Athletics Reporter

Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The Oklahoman, Aber worked for the Muskogee Phoenix, Southwest Times-Record in Fort Smith, Ark., and the Morning News of Northwest Arkansas.


  • Oklahoma basketball: Frank Booker has become critical player off bench for Sooners

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    After scoring in double figures just once in the Sooners’ first 23 games, Booker has hit the mark in three of the last four.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Ryan Aber

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Questions about the Sooners in Big 12 basketball? How about spring football? Ask Ryan Aber on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Buddy Hield will keep working on shooting touch

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    In the last five games, Hield is shooting just 32.9 percent. Before that, Hield was shooting 39.2 percent from the field.

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: Frank Booker has career game in Sooners' win

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    Frank Booker had a career-high 17 points off the bench Saturday to help the No. 17 Sooners avoid an upset with a 79-75 overtime win over Texas Tech at United Supermarkets Arena.

  • OU basketball: Sooners survive scare from Texas Tech in overtime

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    LUBBOCK, Texas—Saturday, Buddy Hield had probably his worst 40 minutes of basketball since he became a fixture in Oklahoma’s starting lineup. Hield couldn’t buy a shot during regulation and was called for three offensive fouls that kept him out for long stretches of the game. But when the Sooners found themselves in overtime against Texas Tech, Hield turned an awful game into a memorable one, hitting a pair of 3-pointers to lift the Sooners to a 79-75 win over the Red Raiders at United Supermarkets Arena. Hield was just 1 for 10 from the field with two points in regulation before hitting both of his overtime shots. Even after Hield’s threes, though, things were dicey.

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. Texas Tech

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    The Sooners shoot for the sweep against Texas Tech in Big 12 basketball play. Follow our live coverage with Ryan Aber and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooners can't relax during lull in schedule

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Games at Iowa State and back home against Kansas figure to not only go a long way toward determining the top three spots in the Big 12 but will likely have a big impact on where the Sooners go to start the NCAA Tournament. But to make those last two games count near as much, Oklahoma has to get through a rare lull in a schedule that has been mostly unforgiving.

  • Former Sooner Blake Bell impressive at NFL Combine

    Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Tight end Blake Bell had a strong showing Friday on the first day of the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Bell was one of four former Oklahoma players who participated Friday. The former Sooners quarterback/tight end was the fifth-fastest among tight ends in the 40-yard dash with an official time of 4.8. In the shuttle […]

  • OU football: Judge rules against releasing copies of Joe Mixon tape

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    A Cleveland County district judge ruled against the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters on Friday in a lawsuit aimed at making the surveillance video in the Joe Mixon case public. Judge Thad Balkman did grant a request to preserve the copy of the tape. Mixon, an 18-year-old Oklahoma freshman football player, was charged with acts resulting in gross injury following a July 25 incident at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe near the OU campus. In late October, Mixon reached a plea deal in the case, entering an Alford Plea which allows him to maintain his innocence while acknowledging that enough evidence exists for a jury trial to find him guilty. He was given a one-year deferred sentence, 100 hours of community

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Ryan Aber

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Who will the Sooners bring in to coach the D-Line? How high can OU climb in Big 12 basketball play? Ask Ryan Aber on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: Bench propels Sooners to win

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Some unlikely players came out and kept the Sooners in Tuesday’s game, helping Oklahoma to a 71-69 win over Texas.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooners come from behind to edge Texas

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    In the final 2:30 against Texas on Tuesday night, the No. 17 Sooners drove the lane, made plays on the offensive boards and got to the free-throw line to pull out a 71-69 win over the Longhorns at Lloyd Noble Center.

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. Texas

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    The Red River Rivalry hits the hardcourt. Looking to bounce back from its tough loss to Kansas State, OU faces off against Texas. Follow our live coverage with Ryan Aber and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma football gets first in-state commitment for 2016

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    After hosting their first junior day event for the 2016 class, Oklahoma picked up a commitment from Victory Christian’s Jon-Michael Terry. Terry is expected to join the Sooners as a linebacker. Terry (6-foot-4, 225 pounds) plays defensive end and wide receiver for the Conquerors. He received the Oklahoma offer, his first Division I offer, earlier […]

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: Shot-clock buzzer beater not reviewable

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    A bit past midway in the second half of Saturday’s eventual 59-56 Oklahoma loss to Kansas State, the Sooners appeared to force a shot-clock violation. But the shot was not reviewable.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Kansas State's Marcus Foster breaks Sooners' heart again

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Coming off a three-game suspension, Kansas State’s sophomore guard broke Oklahoma’s heart for the second time this season, drilling a 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds left to give the Wildcats a 59-56 upset of the No. 17 Sooners.

  • Oklahomans in pro baseball list

    COMPILED BY RYAN ABER AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Here’s a look at players with Oklahoma connections in professional baseball. The Major League Baseball list includes players who saw time in the bigs last season.

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. Kansas State

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    OU looks to extend its Big 12 basketball winning streak to six games. Next up: Kansas State. Follow our live coverage with Ryan Aber and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Revenge? Sooners have thought about it.

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Kansas State, which beat OU in Norman in mid-January, has to face a revenge-minded Sooners team on Saturday.

  • Sooners, Cowboys seeded high in mock tournament selection

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    A group of media members from around the country has spent the last two days in Indianapolis going through a mock selection exercise that mimics the process the NCAA’s 10-member committee—including Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione—will use next month in determining the bracket for the NCAA Tournament. The group finished its seeding 1-68 before beginning the […]




Ryan Aber Fri, Feb. 27 2015 09:10:01 PM CST RT @Big12Conference: #Big12MBB TCU taking train to Oklahoma for Saturday's game after winter weather benches chartered bus ride. LINK
Ryan Aber Fri, Feb. 27 2015 07:33:48 PM CST Oklahoma basketball: Frank Booker has become critical player off bench for Sooners LINK
Ryan Aber Thu, Feb. 26 2015 10:38:55 AM CST Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Ryan Aber LINK
Ryan Aber Wed, Feb. 25 2015 10:14:41 PM CST @KOCOCarson @AndrewGilmanOK @jasonkersey I’m sure @GuerinEmig shot video of this
Ryan Aber Wed, Feb. 25 2015 10:11:48 PM CST @bjo44 Yeah, I’m leaning toward the latter for a variety of reasons
Ryan Aber Wed, Feb. 25 2015 09:57:55 PM CST Iowa State falls to Baylor. #Sooners, Cyclones and West Virginia tied at 10-5 a game behind Kansas
Ryan Aber Wed, Feb. 25 2015 11:12:43 AM CST #Sooners Buddy Hield and Ryan Spangler on Academic All-Big 12 first team, James Fraschilla on second team
Ryan Aber Tue, Feb. 24 2015 06:48:48 PM CST Flagrant 2 on Jonathan Holmes of Texas. Longhorns down 10 and Holmes is ejected
Ryan Aber Tue, Feb. 24 2015 04:28:20 PM CST #Sooners PG Jordan Woodard practiced today and said the hip was fine, if a little sore
Ryan Aber Tue, Feb. 24 2015 03:42:02 PM CST RT @Eddie_Rado: #OU baseball vs. BYU (Thurs.-Sat.) to be moved to Cashman Ballpark in Las Vegas this weekend due to winter wx forecasted fo…
Ryan Aber Mon, Feb. 23 2015 10:48:43 PM CST RT @jasonkersey: Very proud of my dear friend and former colleague @ginamizell. LINK
Ryan Aber Mon, Feb. 23 2015 10:28:49 PM CST @curtgOK Not confident but I’ll go over. Think they find a way to win one of the last 2
Ryan Aber Mon, Feb. 23 2015 10:10:29 PM CST Another wild night in the Big 12: Kansas State beats Kansas 70-63. Jayhawks 1/2 game up on ISU, 1 game up on #Sooners
Ryan Aber Mon, Feb. 23 2015 11:53:35 AM CST #Sooners up to 16 in the AP poll. Kansas 8, Iowa State 12, Baylor 19, WVU 20, #OKState drops out
Ryan Aber Mon, Feb. 23 2015 10:54:31 AM CST @drakeschunck @jasonkersey & I just talk #Soones football but recording a hoops podcast this afternoon w/ @jjhelsley & we’ll touch on that
Ryan Aber Mon, Feb. 23 2015 10:12:26 AM CST RT @jasonkersey: .@ryaber and I are recording a new Non-Fiction Writers episode today. Any #Sooners questions Tweet at us and we'll get to …
Ryan Aber Mon, Feb. 23 2015 09:37:21 AM CST #Sooners a 4 in Columbus in @ESPNLunardi’s latest bracket, a 3 in Columbus in @jppalmCBS’s and @BracketWAG’s
Ryan Aber Mon, Feb. 23 2015 09:22:18 AM CST RT @jasonkersey: This spam account thinks @ryaber and I need some relationship counseling https://t.co/Xa0aDD3A6B
Ryan Aber Sun, Feb. 22 2015 08:53:17 PM CST @curtgOK … Will find out more in the next day or so
Ryan Aber Sun, Feb. 22 2015 08:53:11 PM CST @curtgOK Not outside of what we heard yesterday. It’ll be sore this week but w/o a midweek game I’d expect him to play Sat. ...

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