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UMKC Bloch School submitted false data for rankings, but results might not have changed, auditors say

A report on the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s business school found that false data was knowingly submitted when applying for rankings and awards. But at the same time it found no reason to believe the school’s subsequent high rankings were undeserved even after accounting for misinformation. The report was commissioned by the university system’s Board of Curators after an investigation by The Kansas City Star.


First-time Super Bowl advertisers hope to score lots of points

There will be 15 new Super Bowl advertisers this year, the most since 2000, before the economy fell into what would be the first of two recessions. Advertising experts say the rookie interest in Super Bowl ads is a positive sign that companies are feeling good in the most recent economic recovery.

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As Clark Hunt nears 50th birthday, credit him for identifying his shortcomings

Clark Hunt, if we’re being honest, has had a disappointing run as the Chiefs’ owner. He has now been in charge for eight years and is on his third GM and fourth head coach. But credit Hunt for admitting his shortcomings.

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Emotional Mike Alden says it was the right time to leave as Mizzou athletic director

Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, who has been publicly guarded throughout his 17-year tenure at the helm of the Tigers’ athletic department, struggled to fight back tears several times Friday as he discussed his impending retirement. He called it a “perfect time” to hand over the department to a new leader, touting the academic and athletic success of the Tigers in recent years.

University of Kansas

KU hopes Jamari Traylor’s energy is contagious

Jamari Traylor, a redshirt junior, is averaging just 4.8 points and 3.8 rebounds entering a matchup with Kansas State at 1 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse (ESPN). But Traylor has carved out a spot in the KU starting lineup mostly on his ability to play with energy and reel off the kind of hustle plays that spark a team on the floor and become viral sensations on Twitter.

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