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COLUMBIA, Mo. — Mornings are usually pretty quiet on Carnahan Quad, the open field separating the Missouri School of Law and the Trulaske College of Business. Monday morning, the tiger statue at the south end of the quad watched as a crowd of hundreds roared. They wanted action, and answers.

Saturday, players on the Mizzou football team announced via Twitter that they were standing in solidarity with graduate student Jonathan Butler and his hunger strike against UM System President Tim Wolfe. The team would not be participating in any football-related activities until Butler was able to eat again.

Sunday, head coach Gary Pinkel tweeted his support. There would be no more practices for his Tigers. The noiseon the quad a...

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