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Topic - Michael Dixon
Michael Dixon's abrupt departure from the Missouri men's basketball team hasn't quieted the campus conversation about his exit.
Suspended guard Michael Dixon's sudden departure from Missouri spared school officials from a quandary seen on many college campuses: how to handle rape claims by students that fall short of criminal charges.
Unlike football, Missouri's transition to the SEC might not be so difficult when it comes to the other marquee sport.
Marcus Denmon scored 24 points to lead No. 9 Missouri to a 97-61 blowout victory over Northern Illinois on Monday night.
Missouri point guard Phil Pressey will be sidelined at least two weeks after breaking his right ring finger in practice.
Missouri point guard Michael Dixon has been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules.
After he announced he would transfer, some students remained troubled by the backlash faced by women who allege sexual assault.
"We were advised by our (legal) counsel that we had to be careful with regard to those privacy issues, and I think we were," he said.