Before I went to bed last night, I searched all over twitter to see how much money University of Missouri would lose if they did not play College Football against BYU this Saturday due to the #ConcernedStudent1950 #MIZZOUhungerStrike. According to @DennisDoddCBS, if Missouri cancelled this game it would have cost them $1 Million dollars. As stated by CBS Sports, in a contract signed by both schools MIZZOU and BYU the home team is required to pay the visitor a modest $250,000 rescheduling fee for each game. The “defaulting party” agrees to pay $1 Million to be paid no later than 30 days after the scheduled game if not played within that window.
I am happy to share that the #ConcernedStudent1950 was heard and the 23rd President of University of Missouri Tim Wolfe has resigned. His words, “Use my resignation to heal and start talking again”.
Student Jonathan Butler (pictured above) was on a hunger strike that lasted 7 days and he pushed awareness all over campus. There were many black students who pushed this boycott and their unity with other student groups helped to get their voices heard. I do not know who spoke with the MIZZOU football team, but whoever that individual is should be told that it was a great decision in their movement. Once it was put on twitter that this school would be losing that much money phones were ringing to make decisions immediately. The football team didn’t practice yesterday, and my media outlets began to report that one white football player said the team really wasn’t united on this decision. MONEY was the leverage that the football team could use to help other students on campus be heard. University of Missouri heard you students, athletes and fans. Now let the change begin!