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Missouri President Tim Wolfe Releases Statement, Will Not Step Down Amid Student Strikes And Football Boycott

Things are getting ugly at Missouri. On Saturday night, after reported rising racial tension on campus, the black members of the Tigers football program announced that they will be boycotting team activities in effort to stand with student Jonathan Butler. Butler began a hunger strike to raise awareness for the issues at Mizzou, and many are calling for school president Tim Wolfe to step down. The athletic department has publicly thrown support behind the team. In response, Wolfe has released a statement about the issues, but makes no mention of a plan to resign.

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Official statement from @UMPrez/@umsystem: pic.twitter.com/XKBYCtEAa6

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Time will tell if this response appeases the striking students and student-athletes. Mizzou is scheduled to host BYU on Saturday night in Columbia.