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A University of Missouri student fan group was kicked out of its second straight men's basketball game over what school officials call a pattern of inappropriate chants.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that members of The Antlers were ejected from Mizzou Arena on Monday night early in the second half of Missouri's 78-64 win over IUPUI.

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Current Missouri men’s basketball coach and former Miami coach Frank Haith has been suspended for the first five regular season games of the season as penalty for his actions in the two year long Nevin Shapiro scandal.

On Tuesday, the NCAA handed out sanctions for its case against the University of Miami that involved former boosters and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro.

Haith will miss games against Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 8), Southern Illinois (Nov. 12), Hawaii (Nov. 16), Gardner-Webb (Nov. 23) and IUPUI (Nov. 25).

The leaders of the Episcopal cathedrals in Boston and St. Louis are using the World Series matchup between the Red Sox and the Cardinals to combat prostitution and sex trafficking in the United States.

Until the start of Game One on Wednesday, Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis and St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Boston will be collecting online donations. The money in the pot will go to a non-profit in the winning city that helps victims of sex trafficking.

Student attendance is down at collegiate athletic events

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College athletic programs across the country are witnessing a troubling trend in student attendance according to The Wall Street Journal.  Students aren’t showing up to the games like they have in the past.

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Last Friday, the Stephens Stars soccer team returned to its home field at Cosmo Park after its first away game of the season in Jacksonville, Ill. – a lopsided 9-1 defeat at the hands of MacMurray College, dropping Stephens to 0-3 on the season and 0-13 in the program’s history.

But it did return with something it didn’t have before: the program's first goal, ever.

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The Columbia Daily Tribune reports University of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden is considering the "future and the viability" of the 41-year-old Hearnes Center now that the school's men's and women's basketball teams call Mizzou Arena home.

Alden says the field house named for former Governor Warren Hearnes is expensive to maintain and has high energy costs. He acknowledged the real estate next to Memorial Stadium may have more value as the university modernizes its athletic facilities. Mizzou Arena opened in 2004.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation is planning to allow Elk hunting starting in 2016.

The Columbia Missourian reports the plan is contingent on the Elk population growing to at least 200. The conservation department has been working on growing the Elk population since 2010. The Department been bringing elk into Missouri from Kentucky in an effort to reintroduce the population into the state.

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Former University of Missouri basketball player Alex Oriakhi was taken in the second round of last night’s NBA draft. The Phoenix Suns took Oriakhi with the 57th pick. There are only two rounds in the draft, and only 60 players selected overall.

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Bicyclists taking part in a cross-country race will be zooming across Missouri this week, and transportation officials hope motorists along the route will be extra cautious.

The annual Race Across America covers a 3,000-mile route from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md.

Riders were expected to begin entering western Missouri this past Sunday, traveling via U.S. 54 to the Lake of the Ozarks area and Jefferson City.

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The Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games kick off today in Columbia.

The four-day event gathers more than 2500 athletes and coaches from around the state annually.

Special Olympics organizers say there are many ways for the community to get involved with the events. Trish Wallace is a parent and coach for the Special Olympics. She says even cheering from the stands can make a huge impact in a Special Olympics athlete’s experience.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation is preparing to introduce popular sport fish into southwest Missouri's Bull Shoals Reservoir.

Striped bass were stocked on the Arkansas side of the sprawling lake in 1998. Now, MDC plans to do the same in the lake's northern reaches.

The agency says it will produce 16,000 striped bass fingerlings and stock the Missouri side of Bull Shoals with the fish every other year.

Striped bass are primarily an ocean fish native to the Atlantic coastal region and do not spawn naturally in Bull Shoals.

Cardinals fans know that there was only one "Stan The Man" Musial. But, an opportunity to get close to living like the legendary baseball player has come on the market.

The Ladue home of Stan Musial is up for sale, says. Musial died in January and his wife, Lil, died in May 2012

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This weekend, Columbia hosted the 118th Boston Strong 5K race. The event was part of a global effort by to raise awareness and support for Boston marathon bombing victims.

About 35 runners, walkers, volunteers and supporters gathered in the rain at Stephens Lake Park Saturday morning for the 118th Boston Strong 5K run. The race began at 9:30 a.m. with a moment of silence, where participants raised their hands in a number-one sign to signify their support for Boston.

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The New York Jets picked Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

The Jets and coach Rex Ryan loaded up on defense in the first round after also taking Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner with the No. 9 pick. New York acquired the 13th pick from Tampa Bay for cornerback Darrelle Revis on Sunday.

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  Mizzou's Phil Pressey is leaving college one year early to enter the NBA draft, according to a press release from the school

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The women's basketball teams from LSU and Missouri will have to wait at least one more day for their first meeting since the 1989-90 season because of a major snow storm in the Midwest.

University officials say the game, originally scheduled Thursday night in Columbia, has been postponed until Friday at 1 p.m.

A state of emergency has been declared in the Columbia area, where about 10 inches of snow has made travel hazardous Thursday and blocked some roadways near the Mizzou Arena.

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Miami has finally received its notice of allegations from the NCAA, a long-awaited document accuses the Hurricanes of a “lack of institutional control” within its athletic department.

A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that several former members of Miami coaching staffs are named in the notice of allegations, including Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith, who was with the Hurricanes from 2004-11.

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The University of Missouri's first year in the Southeastern Conference continues to pay dividends away from the field.

School officials on Tuesday announced an $8.3 million gift from Don and Audrey Walsworth of Marceline. The donation follows a $30 million gift from the Kansas City Sports Trust in June and a $6.4 million anonymous contribution in December.

The Walsworth gift will go toward previously announced Memorial Stadium improvements. The school plans to add 6,000 seats to the stadium, which now holds 71,004 fans.

The University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will get a $8.3 million donation from the family of a former chairman of the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

The University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will get a $8.3 million donation from the family of a former chairman of the University of Missouri Board of Curators.

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There’s going to be a delay before University of Missouri basketball fans find out whether the team’s head coach, Frank Haith, will face charges from the NCAA related to his time at the University of Miami.

From the Columbia Daily Tribune: "Based on videos posted online, it’s hard to tell exactly what went on, but a few things are clear. After the victory, Hickman students rushed the court. A few Rock Bridge players got swept into the crowd, and at some point, Rock Bridge students were on the court, too. Chaos followed, and it’s hard to differentiate whether students are celebrating, fighting or trying to make their way out of the mob. In one video, a woman is seen aggressively approaching a Rock Bridge player and then being restrained. Police officers, coaches and teachers helped control the situation."

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Two people familiar with the situation say two Miami assistant coaches have been told they will be charged with "unethical conduct" when the NCAA presents the Hurricanes' athletic department with its notice of allegations.

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A public visitation for baseball great Stan Musial will be Thursday at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis.

On Sunday morning fans gathered at Busch Stadium to remember St. Louis Cardinals legend and Hall of Famer Stan Musial, who died at the age of 92 last night.  

Below is audio of what some of them had to say. 

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In a press release Friday, the University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced it’s secured a pledge of $6.4 million over the next ten years toward its Tiger Scholarship fund. The donors asked to remain anonymous.

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