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AP-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 1:30 pm, OK

November 20, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Oklahoma. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Oklahoma City bureau at apoklahoma@ap.org or 405-525-2121.

Oklahoma Administrative Correspondent Adam Kealoha Causey can be reached at acausey@ap.org or 405-996-1589.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times Central.

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NORMAN, Okla. — A new University of Oklahoma program will help cover the school fees of students who receive Oklahoma’s Promise tuition scholarships, school officials said. The new Crimson Commitment program will cover up to $8,000 worth of a student’s fees per year beginning in the fall 2019 semester, The Oklahoman reported . The university plans to invest more than $1.5 million per year in the program through federal, state and institutional aid sources. 310 words.




FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas cornerback Jordon Curtis escaped serious injury after he was struck by a car while leaving practice Sunday. Razorbacks coach Chad Morris says Curtis was treated and released from a hospital, but he won’t play in Friday’s game against Missouri. Curtis is a redshirt freshman from Jenks, Oklahoma. The driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian and driving too fast for conditions. 90 words.


For the third straight week, the top four in the College Football Rankings is likely to be Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan. The same four teams on top in three consecutive selection committee rankings would be a first for the CFP. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words, with analysis and photos. Rankings released Tuesday night.


The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The 10th All-America watch of the season features Tua Tagovailoa’s stretch run; Michigan State’s tenacious defensive end; and an Egg Bowl edge matchup. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 640 words, with photos.


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