Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MU Board OKs Statue of Stewart

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

MU Board OKs Statue of Stewart

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COLUMBIA, MO. * Missouri basketball fans will be greeted by a familiar face outside Mizzou Arena this season.

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators approved the statue of former men's basketball coach Norm Stewart at Tuesday's meeting in Columbia. The statue, funded by private donations, will be unveiled Nov. 10, the day of Missouri's season opener against Iowa State. The statue dedication will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Walsworth Plaza.

Missouri athletics director Jim Sterk formally presented plans for the statue to the board on Tuesday for approval. The statue will be located on the north concourse outside Mizzou Arena. The stadium dedication will be at 1:30 p.m.

"It's well-deserved," Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin said Tuesday.

Construction of the statue cost approximately $190,000, MU athletics spokesman Nick Joos confirmed. …

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