Ryan Sharp
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.

Top Stories


  • Oklahoma football: Keith Ford ready to return

    By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Dec 3, 2013

    With Damien Williams' recent dismissal from the team, freshman running back Keith Ford likely would've seen more action over the past two games had he not been injured. Instead, Brennan Clay and Roy Finch were asked to shoulder the load at running back, and Alex Ross was brought in for a couple short-yardage sets while Ford missed the Iowa State and Kansas State wins after suffering a leg injury on special teams against Baylor. Sooners co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell said Ford would be ready to go Saturday against Oklahoma State if needed. “He's fresh and ready to go,” Norvell said. “And we should get some of those fresh legs back for this game. He's been practicing well and hopefully we'll have a fresh body

  • Prodigal Soccer submits possible team names, logos for USL franchise

    BY RYAN SHARP, Staff Writer, rsharp@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    Prodigal Soccer has moved a step closer to naming its USL PRO soccer franchise. Prodigal, which will field the USL team starting this spring, filed five logos and team names with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. It is uncertain when the decision will be made which logo and team name will be used, but it appears they will come from these filings. The names are: Oklahoma City 49ers, Oklahoma City Energy, Oklahoma City Flyers, Oklahoma City Spirit and Oklahoma City Wind. The team names and logos were submitted to the patent and trademark office on Oct. 31. Prodigal and ADG announced this summer they would be partnering to build a soccer-specific stadium in Oklahoma City. Prodigal CEO Bob Funk Jr.




Ryan Sharp Sat, Apr. 19 2014 08:40:10 PM CST @mattc77 @JenniCarlson_OK: There's just too much time btwn NFL playoff games. Too much talking for too long. W/ NBA, a game every night.
Ryan Sharp Fri, Apr. 18 2014 02:56:43 PM CST Decal-applying hell? RT @PhilHecken: Washington Huskies white helmets have a new texture "resembling Northwest frost" LINK
Ryan Sharp Fri, Apr. 18 2014 02:11:49 PM CST RT @DarnellMayberry: The Thunder was scheduled to start practice at 11 a.m. today and wrap up around 12:45. They're still at it 10 minutes …
Ryan Sharp Fri, Apr. 18 2014 01:50:08 PM CST RT @GoodmanESPN: Coach K announces staff changes after Wojo to Marquette: Jeff Capel becomes associate head coach and Jon Scheyer is promot…
Ryan Sharp Fri, Apr. 18 2014 01:30:58 PM CST It's outstanding. RT @_davemorris: Proud of my colleagues @videokyle @toddicus81 @newsokphoto for our new commercial: LINK
Ryan Sharp Thu, Apr. 17 2014 02:21:56 PM CST RT @bmarcello: Sunny Golloway: "I had no idea how many things were broken when I took the job. I had no idea and I'm learning the hard way."
Ryan Sharp Thu, Apr. 17 2014 10:41:21 AM CST RT @darrenrovell: Top five NBA jersey sales this season: 1. LeBron, 2. KD, 3. Kobe, 4. DRose, 5. Steph Curry
Ryan Sharp Thu, Apr. 17 2014 10:16:09 AM CST RT @anthonyVslater: How I'll have to explain that Derek Fisher block at the rim five years from now https://t.co/5He1du4Gkr
Ryan Sharp Wed, Apr. 16 2014 07:00:27 PM CST RT @PhilForte13: The team with Peyton Manning! LINK
Ryan Sharp Wed, Apr. 16 2014 05:12:05 PM CST RT @SpearsNBAYahoo: Game 1s Sat: at OKC TBD, at LAC TBD, ATL @ Ind TBD, at TOR, TBD. Game 1s Sun: AT Spurs 1 PM, Por @ Hou 9:30 PM, at MIA …
Ryan Sharp Wed, Apr. 16 2014 01:37:45 PM CST Aug. 30 ABC games: Alabama/WVU at 3:30; Fla. State/OSU at 7 p.m. Could be a really good day for Big 12....or not.
Ryan Sharp Wed, Apr. 16 2014 01:12:13 PM CST RT @Big12Conference: #Big12FB: Oklahoma State vs. Florida State will be played in Arlington, Texas at 7 p.m. CT on August 30 and televised …
Ryan Sharp Wed, Apr. 16 2014 01:02:13 PM CST RT @ChrisMannixSI: Blake Griffin suspended one game by the NBA for picking up 16th technical. Griffin will serve suspension in Clippers sea…
Ryan Sharp Tue, Apr. 15 2014 01:46:48 PM CST #okstate AND #sooners RT @caplannfl: #Saints had 5 CBs in today for visits including Justin Gilbert and Aaron Colvin.
Ryan Sharp Tue, Apr. 15 2014 09:29:56 AM CST Another former #OKState wrestler doing big things in MMA. RT @ARAM_TTD: LINK @JaredRosholt dominates in Abu Dhabi
Ryan Sharp Mon, Apr. 14 2014 03:31:01 PM CST RT @iMarkelBrown22: Misunderstanding...I will not be attending the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament...sorry
Ryan Sharp Sun, Apr. 13 2014 09:58:48 PM CST RT @DamonSayles: Five #Big12 spring games from Saturday, 2 commits: DT Taaj Bakari (#GoPokes) & LB D’Vonta Hinton (#GunsUp). More coming so…
Ryan Sharp Fri, Apr. 11 2014 02:55:51 PM CST RT @BlairKerkhoff: Missouri announces that Dorial Green-Beckham has been dismissed from the team.
Ryan Sharp Fri, Apr. 11 2014 11:18:52 AM CST Just had the same thought -- UPS and Mercedes? RT @KylePorterCBS: Louis Oosthuizen's good swing to bad shirt ratio is potentially historic.
Ryan Sharp Thu, Apr. 10 2014 03:31:18 PM CST RT @Shadid13: Impressive. "@TeamTakeDown: At @rangers ballpark @Johnyhendricks practicing to throw out the first pitch April 14 LINK