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JQH Arena Might One Day Have New Name

In the future, JQH Arena might not be known as "The Q" anymore.  That's because, pending court approval, Missouri State University and JD Holdings, Inc. reached "an amicable agreement" last week.  It pertains to the university's claim against the company for the remainder owed to MSU for the naming rights to the arena.

Under the terms of the settlement, JD Holdings will pay the university an additional $8.4 million.  The company paid MO State $1.8 million in May 2018.

MSU has received a total of $24.4 million in payments from the Revocable Trust of John Q. Hammons in exchange for the naming rights.  The balance of the trust's payment obligation tranferred to JD Holdings in May after a bankruptcy settlement.

MSU President Clif Smart said he's "optimistic that between the settlement and the resale of the naming rights, the university will recoup the amount still owed."

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.