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 ready to make an impact for Sooners

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    This year has gotten off to a rough start for Frank Booker. He’s only scored more than five points three times, with a high of 11 against UCLA on Nov. 26. And around that time, Booker’s back started giving him problems.

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: TaShawn Thomas bounces back a bit in OU loss

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    After halftime against Baylor, TaShawn Thomas started turning things around. He was 3 of 6 from the floor after the break.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Jordan Woodard says Sooners know what they have to do

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    The Sooners still aren’t near the bubble for the NCAA Tournament, thanks to some strong victories and a strength of schedule that’s among the nation’s best. But much more stumbling, and Oklahoma could soon find its place in the postseason much less secure.

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: Isaiah Cousins injures wrist in Sooners' loss to Baylor

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Junior guard Isaiah Cousins injured his right wrist early in Saturday’s 68-59 loss at Baylor. Though Cousins returned twice after the injury, it eventually led him to miss the final 15:40. An X-ray on the wrist was negative after the game and Cousins is listed as day to day.

  • Oklahoma basketball: No. 19 Sooners fall to No. 21 Baylor

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    The No. 19 Sooners and No. 21 Baylor were tight for much of the second half but down the stretch, Oklahoma once against struggled for defensive stops and couldn’t match the Bears offensively, leading to a 69-58 loss Saturday night at the Ferrell Center.

  • Collected Wisdom: Bobby Jack Wright, retiring OU assistant coach

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Bobby Jack Wright joined Bob Stoops’ staff a day after Stoops was hired. Wright helped Oklahoma made a big push recruiting in Texas during his time with the Sooners. He isn’t sure what he’ll do in the future, though he has no plans to leave Norman.

  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma vs. Baylor

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Oklahoma goes for the season sweep of Baylor tonight in Waco. Follow our live coverage with Ryan Aber and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma basketball: TaShawn Thomas looking for redemption

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Thomas needed some basketball cleansing after his performance in the 85-78 loss at Kansas — 1 for 7 from the floor with just four points plus six turnovers.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Ryan Aber

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    What do we take from the Sooners' narrow loss to Kansas? Are Bob Stoops and the Sooners going to close strong in recruiting? OU writer Ryan Aber will be on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. Get your questions in here.

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: Early shooting propels KU over Sooners

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Kansas hit its first eight 3-pointers and hit nine in the first half to build a 19-point lead and eventually win 85-78 over the Sooners.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Kansas survives scare from Sooners, 85-78

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    No. 20-ranked Oklahoma came back from a 20-point first-half deficit to take a lead late, but No. 11 Kansas turned things around in the final minutes, extending its home winning streak over the Sooners to 14 with a 85-78 win.

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. Kansas

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    The rugged road through the Big 12 continues for Oklahoma, as the Sooners take on No. 14 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. Follow our live coverage with Ryan Aber and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Pregame routine benefits Buddy Hield

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Oklahoma’s junior guard said his perfect performance from the floor in Saturday’s home Bedlam win was helped by his pregame routine of a morning shooting session.

  • Sooners get commit from CB Antoine Stephens

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    A big recruiting weekend for Oklahoma began paying off Sunday when Dallas Kimball cornerback Antoine Stephens committed to the Sooners. Stephens (6-foot-2, 187 pounds) committed while in Norman for a visit. The Rivals three-star prospect chose Oklahoma over Baylor, Louisville, Texas Tech and Washington State. With plethora of prestigious Universities offering rare opportunities,I've decided to follow my heart […]

  • Bedlam basketball: Buddy Hield scores 27 points as No. 18 Sooners roll past No. 24 Cowboys

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    Oklahoma’s home dominance of Oklahoma State kept rolling Saturday night. The No. 18 Sooners jumped on the No. 24 Cowboys early and rolled to a 82-65 win at Lloyd Noble Center.

  • Bedlam Live: Oklahoma State at Oklahoma

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    It's a Top 25 battle in Bedlam, as Oklahoma State takes on Oklahoma at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman. Follow our live coverage with Ryan Aber, John Helsley and more from around the web.

  • Bedlam basketball: TaShawn Thomas and James Dickey turn Bedlam into a Houston reunion

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    OSU AT OU — James Dickey’s firing sent TaShawn Thomas to Oklahoma and Dickey to Oklahoma State. Today, Bedlam reunites two men who mean a lot to each other.

  • Bedlam basketball: Analyzing the OSU-OU matchups for Saturday's game in Norman

    By Ryan Aber and John Helsley | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    OSU VS. OU — How Oklahoma State defends and counters Buddy Hield could be the key to the first Bedlam basketball matchup of the college basketball season.

  • Bedlam matchups: Oklahoma State's forwards vs. Oklahoma's interior defense

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Oklahoma State travels to Oklahoma at 6 p.m. Saturday night for this season’s first edition of Bedlam basketball. Throughout Friday, John Helsley and I will breakdown the match ups that will decide this crucial game for both teams in Big 12 play. Oklahoma State’s forwards vs. Oklahoma’s interior defense The biggest matchup problem in the […]

  • Bedlam Matchups: OU’s guards vs. OSU’s perimeter defense

    Ryan Aber John Helsley | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Oklahoma State travels to Oklahoma at 6 p.m. Saturday night for this season’s first edition of Bedlam basketball. Throughout Friday, Ryan Aber and I will breakdown the match ups that will decide this crucial game for both teams in Big 12 play. Matchup: OU’s guards vs. OSU’s perimeter defense The second half of the game’s […]




Ryan Aber Tue, Jan. 27 2015 09:24:11 PM CST @john_shinn I’ve had the “temporarily off the air” message before but after a couple switches it usually comes back
Ryan Aber Tue, Jan. 27 2015 09:20:50 PM CST @john_shinn Did you flip to another channel and then go back? I have that happen from time to time w/ Cox. But the game’s on for me
Ryan Aber Tue, Jan. 27 2015 06:27:48 PM CST Oklahoma basketball: Frank Booker ready to make an impact for Sooners LINK
Ryan Aber Tue, Jan. 27 2015 04:20:01 PM CST @JLMcCuistion @cobbnation @jasonkersey Jason and I are bitter, bitter people
Ryan Aber Mon, Jan. 26 2015 03:59:58 PM CST RT @NewsOKSports: Non-Fiction Writers podcast: @ryaber @jasonkersey talk #sooners recruiting with @JLMcCuistion: LINK
Ryan Aber Mon, Jan. 26 2015 11:22:36 AM CST #Sooners remain in AP poll at No. 24
Ryan Aber Mon, Jan. 26 2015 11:21:13 AM CST Isaiah Cousins will be able to play Wednesday vs. Texas Tech after suffering wrist injury at Baylor #OKPreps
Ryan Aber Sun, Jan. 25 2015 08:57:25 PM CST RT @DaishonNeal90: Based on my decision I have decided that I will not be attending Oklahoma. I just wanted to thank the Oklahoma coaching …
Ryan Aber Sun, Jan. 25 2015 07:01:17 PM CST Oklahoma basketball notebook: TaShawn Thomas bounces back a bit in OU loss LINK
Ryan Aber Sun, Jan. 25 2015 07:01:16 PM CST Oklahoma basketball: Jordan Woodard says Sooners know what they have to do LINK
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 24 2015 09:30:03 PM CST @koreansooner Thanks. He was great to talk to.
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 24 2015 09:05:43 PM CST @rtreadwell04 They better. Need a sweep next week
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 24 2015 08:56:17 PM CST Oklahoma basketball notebook: Isaiah Cousins injures wrist in Sooners' loss to Baylor LINK
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 24 2015 07:33:55 PM CST Oklahoma basketball: No. 19 Sooners fall to No. 21 Baylor LINK
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 24 2015 07:15:37 PM CST @BradWarren72 Yep. That was a big turning point, especially when the ball went out of bounds off Lattin on that play
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 24 2015 07:15:05 PM CST X-rays negative on Isaiah Cousins’ wrist. He’s day-to-day #Sooners
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 24 2015 06:29:16 PM CST RT @GuerinEmig: Not to pile onto Big 12 officials after the TCU-WVU mess, but Deng Deng just landed out of bounds with ball in his hands...…
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 24 2015 06:26:21 PM CST Not sure what’s gotten into him but Booker is playing a little bit of defense here in the second half, having to play in place of Cousins
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 24 2015 06:21:39 PM CST #Sooners and Baylor tied at 40 w/ 11:11 left, Thomas heading to the line. OU playing inside-out well in this half
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 24 2015 06:08:47 PM CST #Sooners get their first lead on a Thomas J, up 31-30 and now have the ball

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