Ryan Sharp
Sports Senior Assistant Sports Editor

Ryan Sharp is a lifelong Oklahoman but was born in Texas, something he doesn't share too often with his OU- and OSU-loyal friends.

Ryan spent a good chunk of his early childhood in southeast Oklahoma, before moving to Shawnee, where he graduated from Bethel High School. He is a 2005 graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he was a member of the OSU marching and spirit bands.

Ryan joined The Oklahoman as a part-time copy editor in the fall of 2004 after interning at The Indianapolis Star. After a short stint as a copy editor and designer, Ryan was named an assistant sports editor for colleges, outdoors and golf in 2006.

Ryan lives in Bethel Acres with his wife, Wendy, and their son, Matthew.


  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys' Ryan Simmons enjoys Upset Saturday

    By John Helsley and Ryan Sharp | Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    OSU struggled with Iowa State for the better part of a half Saturday, before turning it on for an eventual 37-20 win. Several ranked teams – including five of the top eight in the AP ranking – didn’t fare as well, suffering upsets that shook the college football landscape.

  • OSU football: Lawsuit between Mike Gundy, disgruntled contractor headed back to court

    BY RYAN SHARP, Assistant Sports Editor, rsharp@opubco.com | Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Turns out the court case between Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy and a disgruntled contractor isn’t quite over. On Monday, an appellate court ruled the portion of Brent Loveland’s case regarding wages he lost after clearing his schedule to work for Gundy should go back before a Payne County court. Loveland filed a lawsuit in August 2011, alleging he was fired from working on Gundy's Stillwater home because he arrived on his first day wearing a shirt believed to be associated with the University of Oklahoma baseball team. Loveland accused Gundy of telling him, “How dare you come into my house and offend my wife?” when he arrived at Gundy's home for the job. When Loveland asked what Gundy meant, the coach replied,

  • Big 12 football notebook: Texas receiver John Harris offers bulletin board material for Baylor

    BY RYAN SHARP, Assistant Sports Editor, rsharp@opubco.com | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    “They’re still Baylor,” Harris said. “Just because they started playing better, that’s good for them. We’re still Texas.”

  • Know the foe: Tulsa coach Bill Blankenship talks about facing OU

    Ryan Sharp | Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Tulsa football coach Bill Blankenship met with the media on Tuesday to preview his team’s game against Oklahoma on Saturday. Here is the transcript of Blankenship’s press conference: Blankenship’s opening statement: “Certainly we’re getting ready for Oklahoma. Very prestigious program. A lot of tradition. We have great admiration. You don’t grow up in Oklahoma and […]




Ryan Sharp Thu, Dec. 18 2014 10:01:50 PM CST This game going to be any fun? #OKCThunder #Warriors
Ryan Sharp Thu, Dec. 18 2014 12:20:55 PM CST RT @CBSSportsCFB: Memphis has signed coach Justin Fuente to a contract extension. LINK LINK
Ryan Sharp Thu, Dec. 18 2014 12:18:20 PM CST Like it even better in person....@okc_dodgers #toobaditsagift LINK
Ryan Sharp Thu, Dec. 18 2014 10:57:18 AM CST RT @NewsOKSports: BREAKING: @OKCBarons hockey to cease operations after 2014-15 season: LINK (via @beatbaldwin) LINK
Ryan Sharp Wed, Dec. 17 2014 02:30:26 PM CST RT @anthonyVslater: Mitch McGary is out for the next 2-3 weeks with periostitis (inflammation) in his left tibia. His court activity will b…
Ryan Sharp Wed, Dec. 17 2014 09:17:04 AM CST RT @MBakerTBTimes: #OKState followers will want to read how Orie Lemon is faring with the #Bucs. LINK
Ryan Sharp Tue, Dec. 16 2014 10:41:15 AM CST @Tiffanyg89: Also, that link is to a story on OKCPS discrimination.
Ryan Sharp Tue, Dec. 16 2014 10:40:31 AM CST @Tiffanyg89: If it's not Rupert, this contest is rigged.
Ryan Sharp Tue, Dec. 16 2014 09:41:04 AM CST RT @YahooSports: Les Miles says he's not a candidate for Michigan job --> LINK
Ryan Sharp Mon, Dec. 15 2014 04:04:37 PM CST RT @JonSolomonCBS: FBS home football crowds drop to lowest in 14 years LINK
Ryan Sharp Mon, Dec. 15 2014 12:51:57 PM CST RT @EdmontonOilers: MacTavish to serve as interim head coach, Todd Nelson joins #Oilers from @OKCBarons as assistant coach. No other coachi…
Ryan Sharp Mon, Dec. 15 2014 11:17:09 AM CST RT @dallasnews: Revenue from Indian casinos have dipped recently, but not in Oklahoma's casinos north of D-FW LINK http:/…
Ryan Sharp Sun, Dec. 14 2014 12:23:40 AM CST RT @BryanPainter1: Congrats to Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., PRCA World Champion Bull Rider with $318,631; and WNFR avg. w/ 671 points o…
Ryan Sharp Fri, Dec. 12 2014 04:26:41 PM CST Tyreek Hill has yet to post bond and is still being held in the Payne County jail: LINK #okstate
Ryan Sharp Fri, Dec. 12 2014 02:44:17 PM CST #sooners RT @RapSheet: Brandon Williams & Curtis Lofton each fined $8,268 for their actions in post-TD fight in #Panthers-#Saints
Ryan Sharp Fri, Dec. 12 2014 11:57:13 AM CST RT @BryanDFischer: Cavs/Thunder had almost 50,000 more tweets sent about the game than the Rams/Cardinals game, per Nielsen.
Ryan Sharp Fri, Dec. 12 2014 11:46:59 AM CST RT @EvanEpstein60: Thanks for the Bedlam win, now get the hell out.
Ryan Sharp Fri, Dec. 12 2014 11:39:53 AM CST RT @kylefredrickson: #OKstate Tyreek Hill is scheduled to appear in Payne County court today. Arraignments begin at 1:45 p.m., per the cour…
Ryan Sharp Fri, Dec. 12 2014 11:32:27 AM CST From the #OKState student code of conduct. Last sentence particularly damning for Tyreek Hill. LINK
Ryan Sharp Fri, Dec. 12 2014 10:32:43 AM CST RT @samanthavicent: .@Ryan_M_Sharp it is.