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.”




Ryan Sharp Tue, Mar. 03 2015 12:43:39 PM CST RT @DezBryant: Congrats to my boy @Bease11 #beast #truth
Ryan Sharp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 11:50:11 AM CST RT @BruceFeldmanCFB: Rare to see 2 established in-state programs w such staff turnover in the same year: #OU & #OKState will have a combine…
Ryan Sharp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 11:33:11 AM CST RT @OSSAAOnline: Class 4A Regional Basketball Tournament at Bethel HS for Friday has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday and Monday…
Ryan Sharp Fri, Feb. 27 2015 11:33:06 AM CST RT @OSSAAOnline: Class 4A Regional Basketball Tournament at Blanchard HS for Friday has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday and Mon…
Ryan Sharp Thu, Feb. 26 2015 10:41:49 AM CST #slimYadi RT @Cardinals: .@Yadimolina04 catching up with his brother @Joeycatch8 who's in camp as guest instructor. LINK
Ryan Sharp Tue, Feb. 24 2015 11:28:49 PM CST RT @parksandrecnbc: RETWEET now for your chance to win this signed script! #ParksFarewell #ParksandPrizes5 LINK
Ryan Sharp Tue, Feb. 24 2015 12:49:48 PM CST RT @ErikHorneOK: Things you didn't see at the old @TheOklahoman office: @Pacers players at @SUBWAY LINK
Ryan Sharp Fri, Feb. 20 2015 11:42:50 AM CST RT @ScottWrightOK: Here's my story from a year ago on Tyson Jolly and his battle with blood clots in his lungs. LINK #okp…
Ryan Sharp Fri, Feb. 20 2015 11:42:37 AM CST RT @ScottWrightOK: The news about Chris Bosh's blood clots had to hit close to home for PC West's Tyson Jolly. He had the same condition la…
Ryan Sharp Fri, Feb. 20 2015 10:42:25 AM CST RT @Enes_Kanter: Just landed in OKC..!
Ryan Sharp Thu, Feb. 19 2015 10:16:08 PM CST Just me or did the Danica/Denny "spat" feel INCREDIBLY staged? #Daytona500 #NASCAR
Ryan Sharp Thu, Feb. 19 2015 02:52:23 PM CST RT @DarnellMayberry: More pieces involved in OKC-Utah-Detroit deal, among them, the draft rights to center Tibor Pleiss being sent from OKC…
Ryan Sharp Thu, Feb. 19 2015 02:20:17 PM CST RT @KendrickPerkins: We are going to miss this wonderful place and all of you guys hold a special place in ours hearts! ThunderUp for life…
Ryan Sharp Thu, Feb. 19 2015 02:19:24 PM CST RT @KendrickPerkins: I would like to start off by saying Thank You to the State of Oklahoma for treated my family and I like Family and we …
Ryan Sharp Thu, Feb. 19 2015 02:12:42 PM CST RT @DylanBuckingham: RT @rjOKCson_15: Just woke up from my nap a #Piston #DETROITBASKETBALL!!!
Ryan Sharp Thu, Feb. 19 2015 01:56:56 PM CST RT @WojYahooNBA: Detroit will send Kyle Singler to Oklahoma City, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Ryan Sharp Thu, Feb. 19 2015 01:52:45 PM CST RT @GottliebShow: Oh RT @UpTheThunder: Reggie has been traded to Detroit. His hat at All-Star weekend is creepily prophetic. LINK
Ryan Sharp Thu, Feb. 19 2015 01:46:26 PM CST RT @WojYahooNBA: Oklahoma City has traded Reggie Jackson to Detroit, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Ryan Sharp Thu, Feb. 19 2015 01:29:44 PM CST RT @GovMaryFallin: I’m pleased to name C. Renzi Stone to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents. https://t.co/ZLDtBfdEnh LINK
Ryan Sharp Thu, Feb. 19 2015 12:57:35 PM CST RT @toddarcher: Cowboys pleased with Brandon Weeden but will look, too: INDIANAPOLIS -- A Dallas Cowboys' offseason w... LINK

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