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Heed history in response to Missouri protests

Bobby Grier was the first African American football player to ever participate in the Sugar Bowl in 1956.  Photo courtesy of Pitt Media Relations

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 11, 2015

In the face of racial adversity, a football team stood up for justice. The players stood as one, risking missing a game in order to ensure a safe environment for all people. This scenario casts the 2015 Missouri football team, where players ceased football activities until the school’s president, Ti...

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