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.


  • 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 Tue, Oct. 21 2014 03:33:11 PM CST RT @DylanBuckingham: Sports Illustrated has just released this statement regarding OSU's findings in their investigation. #OKState LINK
Ryan Sharp Tue, Oct. 21 2014 12:43:45 PM CST RT @CodyStavenhagen: Burns Hargis says #OKState does not plan to pursue legal action against SI.
Ryan Sharp Tue, Oct. 21 2014 12:37:25 PM CST I assume the pending lawsuit from John Talley vs. SI would prohibit them from making any kind of comment about today's news. Right?
Ryan Sharp Tue, Oct. 21 2014 09:24:33 AM CST RT @anthonyVslater: Injured players must talk at least once during extended absence. This Kevin Durant presser is not expected to come with…
Ryan Sharp Mon, Oct. 20 2014 03:07:54 PM CST My first thought, too. RT @Adam_WK: The Whataburger drive thru line does take a ridiculously long time.
Ryan Sharp Sun, Oct. 19 2014 10:58:11 AM CST RT @ebosshoops: Former Oklahoma State guard Stevie Clark has left Indian Hills CC to pursue other opportunities.
Ryan Sharp Sat, Oct. 18 2014 10:32:39 PM CST RT @Shadid13: What happened here? https://t.co/n8ywQRJJNO
Ryan Sharp Sat, Oct. 18 2014 08:31:33 PM CST RT @edotcash: #GoPokes
Ryan Sharp Sat, Oct. 18 2014 07:43:02 PM CST #OKState caption contest. Aaannnd....go. LINK
Ryan Sharp Sat, Oct. 18 2014 02:12:48 PM CST Why run option/delay there? You're just giving the defense more time to make a play.
Ryan Sharp Sat, Oct. 18 2014 02:07:40 PM CST Knee to the side of the head of Blake Bell. Possible concussion?
Ryan Sharp Sat, Oct. 18 2014 11:20:22 AM CST #Sooners QB Trevor Knight injured. LINK
Ryan Sharp Sat, Oct. 18 2014 11:13:49 AM CST Trevor Knight running, the Belldozer, Michiah Quick catching passes, cats and dogs living together...
Ryan Sharp Fri, Oct. 17 2014 01:53:13 PM CST RT @BrennanClay24: I still love Kent ..1 unjust thing doesn't blemish 5 years knowin a great man ..
Ryan Sharp Fri, Oct. 17 2014 12:49:53 PM CST RT @GabeIkard: Kent Bowles made a mistake, but he is still a great man. This doesn't change the work he's done and the people he's affected…
Ryan Sharp Fri, Oct. 17 2014 11:19:19 AM CST RT @espn_macmahon: Jerry on Randle: "He's certainly going to pay a high price for some underwear and a demonstration bottle of cologne. Tha…
Ryan Sharp Thu, Oct. 16 2014 04:55:33 PM CST RT @ShamsCharania: Wizards free agent Daniel Orton reached agreement with Shanxi in China on a $1M-plus deal, source tells RealGM. Orton wa…
Ryan Sharp Thu, Oct. 16 2014 02:40:57 PM CST RT @CoachPeteHughes: Do u know what time it is?BOOMERBALL practice time!#yeahboyeee #oklahomaha https://t.co/DkfVZ1tl9l LINK
Ryan Sharp Thu, Oct. 16 2014 01:18:19 PM CST #okstate vs. La. Tech. Nov. 1 in Dallas RT @GoodmanESPN: Want a full list of secret scrimmages in college basketball? LINK
Ryan Sharp Thu, Oct. 16 2014 01:01:44 PM CST #okstate recruit MT @ScottSanford67: Elijah Thomas (@edotcash) tells me he'll announce college choice at 1:30 pm on Tuesday.