Ryan Aber
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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.

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  • Oklahoma football notebook: Running back Keith Ford to miss game at West Virginia, maybe more

    By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Ford will miss at least Saturday’s game against West Virginia after suffering a fractured fibula in Saturday’s game against Tennessee.

  • OU AD Joe Castiglione to SI: Dorial Green-Beckham 'probably wouldn't be at Oklahoma' if he tried to transfer in now

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 9 hr ago

    In a story posted Monday at SI.com, Joe Castiglione, OU’s athletic director, said the school likely wouldn’t accept Dorial Green-Beckham now that attention is being focused on domestic violence following the release of the Ray Rice video. “If someone presented a case like that now, I think you would be fair to say that he […]

  • Bob Stoops: 'We have to make some improvements' on third down

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    After converting 15 of 34 third-down chances in their first 10 quarters, Oklahoma was 0 for 5 on third down in the second half of Saturday’s game. “We have to make some improvements in some areas that way for sure,” Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. “It’s something we’ve talked about and are working on ways […]

  • Oklahoma DE Chuka Ndulue: West Virginia fans 'rude'

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Two years Oklahoma, the Sooners got rough treatment from West Virginia on the field, coming from behind to beat the Mountaineers 50-49 in Morgantown. They also had issues with the crowd, a pair of Sooners said Monday. “They’re loud and rude,” defensive end Chuka Ndulue said of West Virginia’s fans. “It’s really loud over there. […]

  • Live Coverage: Bob Stoops' Press Conference

    staff reports | Updated: 16 hr ago

    The Sooners are 3-0 headed into their first Big 12 test against West Virginia. Hear what Bob Stoops has to say on his weekly press conference at noon.

  • Oklahoma football: Keith Ford is No. 1, but Samaje Perine is a capable replacement

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Although it’s not believed to be an injury that will keep Ford out long, he might miss Saturday’s Big 12 opener against West Virginia.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Eric Striker was 'all in' for Tennessee game

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY | Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Even though Oklahoma won by 24 Saturday night, the Sooners were still pushed in a way they hadn’t in the season’s first two games. Linebacker Eric Striker, at leasy, was ready for it.

  • Oklahoma LB Eric Striker wasn't bored vs. Tennessee

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Even though Oklahoma won by 24 Saturday night, the Sooners were still pushed in a way they hadn’t in the season’s first two games. Linebacker Eric Striker, at least, was ready for it. “This was really fun,” Striker said. “The first two games, you get bored. The coach takes you out, you’re sitting, messing with […]

  • Oklahoma football: Sooner defense dominates in OU's 34-10 win over Tennessee

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    OU 34, TENNESSEE 10 — When it was over, about the only think Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops could criticize was his nose guard’s celebratory dance.

  • Halftime thoughts: Oklahoma-Tennessee

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    NORMAN—Oklahoma leads Tennessee 20-7 at halftime. Here are a few quick thoughts, things to watch moving forward and stats from the first half. THREE THINGS THAT STOOD OUT -Keith Ford is clearly the Sooners’ No. 1 back at this point. He once again showed good hands out of the backfield, with a 23-yard touchdown reception […]

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. Tennessee

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    No. 3 OU welcomes the Southeastern Conference to Norman, as the Sooners take on Tennessee at 7 p.m. Follow our live coverage from pregame to postgame with The Oklahoman sports team and more.

  • Oklahoma football: Tennessee native Wesley Horky will be facing his home state school Saturday

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The Sooners’ freshman deep snapper is from Brentwood, Tenn., the only OU player from the state. Horky didn’t necessarily grow up a Tennessee fan, but admits he pulled for the Vols.

  • OU kicker Michael Hunnicutt closing in on DeMarco Murray's record

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Before Saturday’s opener against Louisiana Tech, former Sooners and current Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray texted Sooners coach Bob Stoops. “Coach, don’t kick too many field goals this year because you have to keep my record intact,” Murray said. Oklahoma kicker Michael Hunnicutt scored 11 points—two field goals and five extra points—in Saturday’s 48-16 […]

  • Oklahoma football: A look at the recruits expected to visit for Saturday's game against Tennesseee

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Oklahoma’s Saturday home game against Tennessee will be a huge recruiting weekend for the Sooners. Here’s a look at the players who are expected to make official visits.

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops and staff ready for a big recruiting weekend

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Six players in the Rivals 250 ranking of the nation’s top recruits for 2015 are expected to make official visits to Norman for Saturday’s game. Several others will take unofficials, as will a group of 2016 players who include a pair of quarterbacks the Sooners have offered.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Sterling Shepard asked to do more

    By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Shepard played exceptionally well in the Sooners’ 52-7 win at Tulsa last weekend — catching eight passes for 177 yards and a touchdown — but co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell said there are still things he needs to work on.

  • Oklahoma football: Willie Martinez returns to face Sooners

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Former Oklahoma defensive backs coach didn’t play or coach at Tennessee before last season, but he’s surrounded by familiarity as the Volunteers’ secondary coach.

  • Oklahoma football: Zack Sanchez says he'll play vs. Tennessee

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Oklahoma sophomore cornerback Zack Sanchez said after Tuesday’s practice that his injured shoulder is getting better by the day, and that he will be ready to play Saturday against Tennessee. Sanchez injured the shoulder during last weekend’s 52-7 rout of Tulsa. He, OU safety Quentin Hayes and Tulsa wideout Keevan Lucas collided on Lucas’ catch early in the second quarter. The sophomore left the game and didn’t return. X-rays taken Saturday came back negative, and Sanchez has been able to practice this week. “I got a helmet right to the top of my shoulder, where the most padding is on my shoulder pad,” Sanchez said Tuesday. “It’s kind of a freak thing. I got a little sprain in my

  • Oklahoma football: Frank Shannon no longer on Sooners' roster

    By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    A day after the Oklahoma Supreme Court dissolved a stay allowing linebacker Frank Shannon to remain in school and part of the football team, Shannon was removed from the Sooners’ football roster. Shannon had dressed out for the first two games of the season but had not played as he fought a one-year suspension in court. Shannon was suspended following a Title IX sexual assault investigation by the school after a female student alleged that Shannon sexually assaulted her at his off-campus apartment in late January. No criminal charges were filed in the incident. PERINE LOOKING FORWARD TO VOLS Sooners freshman running back Samaje Perine is looking forward to Saturday’s matchup against Tennessee.

  • OU QB Trevor Knight hopes OSU's J.W. Walsh back by Bedlam

    Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight and Oklahoma State’s J.W. Walsh have developed a bit of a bond over the past couple of seasons and spoke at a Yukon church together this summer. So Knight felt for his friend when Walsh suffered an injury to his right foot in Saturday’s OSU win over Missouri State. Knight said […]




Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 07:49:37 PM CST Oklahoma football notebook: Running back Keith Ford to miss game at West Virginia, maybe more LINK
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 04:11:21 PM CST @jim_the_lip Amen. Ideally, I’d love the games decided 5-on-5 but not doable during regular season. Shootouts much better than alternative
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 03:59:42 PM CST RT @jasonkersey: This is cool RT @OU_Athletics: Find & tag yourselves in panoramic photo from Saturday LINK LINK
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 03:56:41 PM CST OU AD Joe Castiglione to SI: Dorial Green-Beckham 'probably wouldn't be at Oklahoma' if he tried to transfer in now LINK
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 03:26:25 PM CST @realchriscruz17 Absolutely it will. Will be a big test. We’ll be writing about a few of the pieces back there this week
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 03:17:30 PM CST Bob Stoops: 'We have to make some improvements' on third down LINK
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 02:58:39 PM CST @soonersean92 Not necessarily. It’s a blog post. Those generally rotate through as we add content throughout the day. @jasonkersey
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 02:53:13 PM CST @soonersean92 I don’t think it’s a huge deal but certainly something that needed to be asked today. @jasonkersey
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 02:40:02 PM CST Oklahoma DE Chuka Ndulue: West Virginia fans 'rude' LINK
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 01:31:04 PM CST RT @jasonkersey: Bob Stoops: Joe Mixon used "poor judgment" in attending pep rally last Thursday night LINK #Sooners
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 01:26:51 PM CST RT @NewsOKSports: MT @AaronSuttles: Alabama's Amari Cooper said the best DB he's faced in his time at Alabama is #sooners Aaron Colvin. Hig…
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 12:40:23 PM CST @Skippy_DCM He was. But meant it in a complimentary way
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 12:36:15 PM CST Stoops said Charles Walker is getting better, no surgery, 4-6 weeks after small tear. #Sooners
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 12:35:36 PM CST Stoops: Getting the ball to Blake Bell and Dimitri Flowers more would greatly help passing game #Sooners
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 12:33:20 PM CST @Skippy_DCM Read the tweets I sent after the initial one. It was meant as a compliment
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 12:29:16 PM CST Stoops said he found out about Mixon’s presence at pep rally after: “It’s poor judgment. He shouldn’t have been there." #Sooners
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 12:27:03 PM CST Stoops: I’m OK with sliding to avoid A.J. Johnson in the second quarter, late in a tight game “you better get it.” #Sooners
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 12:26:20 PM CST Stoops on Knight (cont.): "I’d rather him there the next series and we’ll try it again.” #Sooners
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 12:26:05 PM CST Stoops on Knight’s caution in running: “There’s a balance. … We don’t want him hit as much as we can avoid it.” #Sooners
Ryan Aber Mon, Sep. 15 2014 12:24:32 PM CST Stoops on Jordan Evans: “He’s a big athlete that runs really well, he’s tackling well, he’s really smart.” #Sooners