Jason Kersey

The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing...

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Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s new OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan...

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Ryan Aber

Oklahoma football: Jordan Evans remains a...

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After waiting until late in the recruiting process to get an offer from OU, former Norman North star has proved Sooners were...

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Jenni Carlson

NFL takes a licking, but it just keeps on ticking

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After a week that left more questions than answers, this we know with certainty — the NFL brand is scandal proof.

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Oklahoma Sooners: OU Football, Basketball & Sports News

  • Oklahoma football: Jordan Evans remains a hometown hero

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    After waiting until late in the recruiting process to get an offer from OU, former Norman North star has proved Sooners were right to bring him in.

  • Mother of boy in Adrian Peterson case outraged over 'invasion of privacy'

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A statement was released Tuesday afternoon of from the law firm representing the mother of the boy who is the subject of the Adrian Peterson allegations of child abuse. Peterson was charged with hitting his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch, a charge Peterson replied to in a statement...

  • Adrian Peterson: Apologies have been replaced by apologists

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    The former OU running back should have stood up and admitted he was wrong. But Peterson didn’t do that. Mostly because they don’t make apologies like they used to.

  • Report: Adrian Peterson merchandise pulled from Nike stores in Minnesota

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Nike has made a bold statement against the recent charges against Adrian Peterson. Nike stores in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) have reportedly pulled all Peterson merchandise from their shelves. Peterson is facing charges of child abuse after using a wooden switch to spank his...

  • Recent OU commit Will Sunderland: Joe Mixon influenced my decision to join Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Midwest City cornerback Will Sunderland had a big weekend last week, committing to Oklahoma on Saturday hours before the Sooners took on Tennessee. Tuesday, Sunderland took to Twitter to thank Joe Mixon for influencing him to commit. Mixon is serving a one-year suspension from the team after...

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing Saturday's Big 12 opener with West Virginia radio analyst Dwight Wallace

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s new OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber. The podcast’s name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as “fiction writers.” You can click on the...

  • Texas DT Tank Jackson apologizes for coin-flip mistake against UCLA

    erik horne | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Texas defensive tackle Desmond "Tank" Jackson took to Twitter to apologize for his mistake during the coin toss against UCLA on Saturday. The gaffe has received national attention following the Longhorns' 20-17 loss at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, as Texas mistakenly ended up kicking off to...

  • Gerald McCoy, Bucs unsure if he should play with broken hand

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had no wrap or cast on his broken left hand, but he and the Bucs still are weighing whether he should play Thursday at Atlanta and risk further injury. The short turnaround makes the decision more difficult for McCoy and the Bucs, coming off a game Sunday against...

  • OU football: Trevor Knight a 12-to-1 Heisman Trophy favorite in latest odds

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Trevor Knight is gaining steam in the Heisman Trophy race. On and off the field. In the latest Heisman Trophy odds update from @BovadaLV, the OU quarterback is getting 12/1 odds -- up from 20/1 last week. Knight is the highest-ranked Big 12 player on the list, with Baylor QB Bryce Petty close...

  • 'Suspend Adrian Peterson' Minnesota governor says to Vikings

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    The governor of Minnesota is calling on the Vikings to change course and suspend Adrian Peterson. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Peterson — who admits that he whipped his son and caused cuts and bruises — should not be playing until he has gone through the legal process. "Whipping a child...

  • OU football: Sterling Shepard added to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    OU receiver Sterling Shepard was one of 12 players added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List Tuesday. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the most outstanding receiver in college football. Through three games, Shepard has been one of the top receivers in the Football Bowl Subdivision,...

  • Whippings a part of Adrian Peterson's childhood

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    David Cummings and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson still talk about the frequent whippings Peterson's father administered — and one whipping in particular. USA Today's Josh Peter writes about Peterson's upbringing and how he was disciplined in Palestine, Texas, a school district...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Jason Kersey

    staff reports | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Jason Kersey jumps on the Power Lunch chat to preview OU vs. West Virginia, discuss Keith Ford's injury and more at 11 a.m. Get your questions in now.

  • OU football: Eric Striker back at No. 1, defense dominates updated top-10 Sooners list

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 11 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma improved to 3-0 with its 34-10 victory over Tennessee last weekend on Owen Field, and it’s Tuesday morning. That means it’s time to update my list of the top-10 Sooner football players. Click here for last week’s rankings. This list is getting tougher and tougher to compile...

  • Oklahoma football: Schematic switch has changed the way Bob Stoops, his staff evaluate defensive recruits

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said he and his staff have changed the way they evaluate potential recruits now that they run a three-man defensive front. “You’ve got a broader range of linebackers that you’re using now,” Stoops said. “Some are better pass rushers than they are cover guys, so...



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