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.


  • Bedlam basketball notebook: TaShawn Thomas' charges help turn tide for Sooners

    BY RYAN ABER AND JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Thomas drew three charges in the game — two in a span of just more than a minute and a half — to help the Sooners pull out the win. All three led to Oklahoma points on the ensuing possessions.

  • Bedlam basketball: Sooners dig out of an early hole to beat Oklahoma State

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    The Sooners dug out of an early hole but a big second half by Buddy Hield and Co. helped Oklahoma pull out a 64-56 Bedlam win over Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • Bedlam Live: Oklahoma State at Oklahoma

    staff reports | Yesterday

    OU won Round 1. Can the Cowboys even the Bedlam series tonight at Gallagher-Iba Arena? Follow our live coverage of OU vs. Oklahoma State with Ryan Aber, John Helsley and more from around the web.

  • Football recruiting: Ohio State was attractive, but Midwest City's Will Sunderland was OU all the way

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The Bombers defensive back is looking forward to playing for Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Bedlam means more to in-state players like Ryan Spangler

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    “You either grow up liking OU or Oklahoma State. Luckily, I was born and raised Oklahoma. I never want them to win against us,” Spangler said.

  • Recruiting notebook: Cowboys pick up defensive tackle commit

    BY RYAN ABER, SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Darrion Daniels chose Oklahoma State over Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Iowa.

  • College basketball: Big 12/SEC Challenge moving to January in 2016

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    The Big 12/SEC Challenge is moving to later in the season. The conferences announced Thursday that the third-annual men's basketball event next season would be played Jan. 30, 2016 with the conferences creating a common open date during conference play to accommodate the schedule. “We are excited to move this even to January to provide the Big 12 a unique showcase and help ESPN give the Big 12/SEC Challenge the attention it deserves,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement. “Our teams have shown a commitment to scheduling tough non-conference opponents and should be commended for setting a new standard by placing a key non-league matchup in the middle of the conference season.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Ryan Aber

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    The Sooners blasted Texas Tech to break a Big 12 basketball slump. Football recruiting is coming down the stretch. Stadium upgrades on hold? Ask Ryan Aber your OU-related questions on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: Wrist not a problem for Isaiah Cousins

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Cousins was 5 of 8 with three 3-pointers for 13 points in Oklahoma’s 81-36 blowout of Texas Tech on Wednesday night at Lloyd Noble Center.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooners hammer Texas Tech, 81-36

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    The Sooners wasted little time putting this one away, building a 21-point lead by halftime and then going on a 16-1 run to start the second half en route to a blowout.

  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    The Sooners, looking to end a two-game losing streak in Big 12 play, take on Texas Tech at 6:30 p.m. Follow our live coverage with Ryan Aber and more from around the web.

  • 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.




Ryan Aber Today at 1:07 PM RT @franfraschilla: Monday's Iowa State at Kansas game will be @Big12Conference's 15th straight game involving at least one ranked team. Cr…
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 11:12:16 PM CST Bedlam basketball notebook: TaShawn Thomas' charges help turn tide for Sooners LINK
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 10:26:30 PM CST After Woodard had 17 and Spangler 13 tonight, #Sooners from Oklahoma have outscored OSU’s locals 131-4 the last two seasons
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 10:00:07 PM CST Bedlam basketball: Sooners dig out of an early hole to beat Oklahoma State LINK
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 09:14:59 PM CST FINAL: #Sooners 64, #OKState 56. Jordan Woodard has season-high 17
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 08:57:51 PM CST TaShawn Thomas draws his third charge of the game. #Sooners up 8, 56-48, w/ 3:52 left
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 08:42:34 PM CST Ryan Spangler now has 9 points, 6 rebounds and a career-high 6 assists for #Sooners
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 08:42:00 PM CST Frank Booker w/ a huge shot-clock beating 3 to put #Sooners up 5, 50-45
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 08:37:14 PM CST Hield was quiet early but coming alive here in the second. #Sooners up 46-43 and Hield heading to the line for the and-1 after this timeout
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 08:30:14 PM CST Hield gives #Sooners their first lead, 40-38, with a 3
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 08:29:01 PM CST Jordan Woodard had 5 3-pointers in #Sooners first 18 games. Has 6 in the last 2 and just more than a half. OU trails #OKState 38-35
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 08:26:53 PM CST @GaryOMealey That’s probably true
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 08:22:38 PM CST Should’ve read: #Sooners Spangler has a season-high 4 assists
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 08:22:18 PM CST #Spangler has a season-high 4 assists
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 08:21:04 PM CST #Sooners w/ a quick push, cut the #OKState lead to 2, 32-30, 2 minutes into the 2nd half. Haven’t been this close since opening 2 minutes
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 08:01:23 PM CST Halftime: #OKState 32, #Sooners 25. OU just 2 for 8 on 3s and 3 of 6 from the FT line
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 07:47:08 PM CST #Sooners grabbed some momentum but they’ve lost it now, #OKState has scored 5 straight and up 27-15
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 07:22:49 PM CST 15 seconds taken off the game clock, which wasn’t working either. Back to action
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 07:22:35 PM CST @Jordan_Esco You’re correct
Ryan Aber Sat, Jan. 31 2015 07:21:34 PM CST Delayed here as the shot clock isn’t working

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