University of Missouri

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Former Mizzou tutor tells how, why she allegedly helped student-athletes cheat

Yolanda Kumar, the whistleblower who triggered an NCAA investigation into academic fraud in the University of Missouri athletic department, told The Kansas City Star in an exclusive interview Tuesday night how and why she allegedly helped MU athletes cheat. Kumar said she was “groomed” as a tutor to help keep athletes academically eligible, particularly football and men’s basketball players, and completed their classes, took tests and answered assessment questions.

University of Missouri

Mizzou football facility project receives $1.4 million boost

Missouri’s quest to build a new football facility in the south end at Memorial Stadium received a seven-figure boost Wednesday when the athletic department announced an anonymous $1.4 million gift. The latest gift pushes the Tigers’ fundraising total for major contributions toward the $75 million project over $20 million in the last three months and close to $70 million.

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Mizzou volleyball team reaches Sweet 16

Missouri volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow and juniors Kira Larson, left, and Melanie Crow, right, discuss a 3-1 win Friday against Purdue, which clinched the Tigers a spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 for the first time since 2010.
Tod Palmer The Kansas City Star
Mizzou volleyball team reaches Sweet 16 4:42

Mizzou volleyball team reaches Sweet 16

Mizzou coach Kim Anderson on his team's youth 6:21

Mizzou coach Kim Anderson on his team's youth

Mizzou volleyball rehashes an NCAA tourney win 2:33

Mizzou volleyball rehashes an NCAA tourney win

Charles Harris declares for NFL Draft 11:32

Charles Harris declares for NFL Draft