AP-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 1:30 pm, OK
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TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma test results show that student proficiency rates are down slightly in almost every grade and subject in the second year of higher academic standards. The Tulsa World reports that the 2018 Oklahoma School Testing Program results found that student proficiency on the seventh-grade math test was the only unchanged rate. 260 words.
— UPCOMING: — RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA-OKLAHOMA — Wednesday was the deadline for supporters of recreational marijuana to submit signatures to put the proposal on the general election ballot.
— MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OKLAHOMA-PHARMACY BOARD — The Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy has named Dorothy Gourley of Ardmore as the agency’s interim executive director to replace the director who was fired last month. With photos.
— OKLAHOMA EARTHQUAKE — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a small earthquake was recorded in northern Oklahoma.
— DRIVER’S LICENSE SNAG — Oklahoma is reevaluating its contract with the state’s driver’s license system vendor following multiple outages. With photo.
INDIANAPOLIS — College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors and Division I Council adopted a “series of significant policy and legislative changes, setting in motion actions to change the structure of the NCAA fundamentally.” SENT: 130 words, will be updated.
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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield played on a big stage at Oklahoma, so he’s not scared of stepping onto football’s biggest one. The Browns rookie quarterback — and perhaps their QB of the future — will make his NFL exhibition debut Thursday night as Cleveland visits the New York Giants in a game that will feature the top two overall picks in this year’s draft: Mayfield and Giants running back Saquon Barkley. By Tom Withers. SENT: 600 words, with photos.
Stanford running back Bryce Love’s decision to return for his senior year instantly made him a preseason front-runner for some of college football’s top individual awards. Love won the Doak Walker Award as college football’s top running back and was runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting last year as he rushed for 2,118 yards. He’s an obvious candidate for both awards again this year, even though he will have a tough time matching his production from last season. Love is among several players to enter the season as contenders to earn hardware this season. Here’s a rundown of potential candidates for some of college football’s top individual awards. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 870 words, with photos.
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