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Missouri State University Releases Report on Student Athlete Program

Missouri State University released a report today that reviewed the student athlete program. A ten member panel was put together in December to review the university's policies and procedures regarding its athletes. The panel has now made recommendations. KSMU's Jana Greer has more on what those recommendations entail.

Missouri State University's President Michael Nietzel put together a panel made up of faculty, a student athlete and other members of the community to review the student athlete program. Bruce Johnson is the Faculty Athletics Representative at Missouri State, as well as the panel chair. He says the issue that the panel focused on the most was having a procedure in place if a student athlete were to get into legal trouble.

The panel was asked to review and make any recommendations about four different areas; monitoring student athlete behavior, responding to requests for public information, reacting to different levels of legal involvement, and communicating proper standards and expectations.

Johnson says that overall the policies and procedures did not need much change.

The recommendations have been reviewed by the university and changes made to the polices will be posted by August 1st. To see the report and all the recommendations made you can use the link at


  • Student Athlete Program Report