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Classes start this week at the University of Missouri.

Preliminary figures show that freshman enrollment is down 1400 compared to last year.

MU spokesperson Christian Basi said that officials expected the lower enrollment due to fewer high school graduates, increased competition from schools in the SEC and the campus unrest that led to protests and administrative resignations. About 4800 freshmen are enrolled this fall at the Columbia campus.

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The University of Missouri is set to hire San Diego State athletic director Jim Sterk as its new Athletic Director.

San Diego State announced last night on its website that Sterk had resigned after six years with the school and would take over at Missouri on Sept. 1.  

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